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Exploring the history of Bath

Posted on March 30 2017 at 3:01:42


Members of the Kingfisher Probus Club travelled to Bath to explore the Roman Baths, guided by its curator/manager Stephen Clews who had previously given a talk to the group.

Stephen explained how the Baths had been rediscovered in the late 19th century and opened as a visitor attraction in 1897. He showed the group around the extensive Baths complex, originally constructed to make use of the only geothermal springs in Britain.

A temple to the goddess Sulis Minerva existed on this site, one of only two truly classical temples from Roman Britain.

Members were able to taste the famous spa water before exploring Bath’s other attractions such as the Pump Room, Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Assembly Rooms and the Fashion Museum. 

Kingfisher Probus Club of Redditch is a socially-oriented activities club for retired or semi-retired professional and business people.

With members from local villages including Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Blackwell and Burcot as well as Bromsgrove and Redditch, it arranges trips to a wide variety of places of interest as well as monthly walks.

It holds regular meetings at 11.30am on the second Thursday of each month, at the Foxlydiate Arms, Webheath, for lunch and to hear talks from visiting speakers. More information at

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