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Ralph Allen’s Legacy

This coming Saturday 24 March together, with The Museums of Bath, we are going to celebrate the life and work of Ralph Allen. This will be held at Prior Park College (by kind permission of the Headmaster). This is a rare opportunity to see inside Ralph Allen’s mansion.
It will cost £10, including displays and talks by Bath Museums, a walk around the Park and tea before leaving. All the proceeds from this splendid day go towards the restoration of Ralph Allen’s Mausoleum at St. Mary’s in Claverton.
For further details please call 01225 833422

Ralph Allen, by kind permission of Bath and North East Somerset Council

Pinhole wizard

The Pinhole image of the Palladian Bridge

For the past six months we have had half a dozen or so Pinhole cameras scattered around the park. These have been put in place by a good man called Nigel Goldsmith. He has been making and experimenting with Pinhole cameras for a while now. Each camera has had a 6 month exposure, resulting in  very interesting images. You can see by our examples the sun streaking across the sky on sunny days and the rather ghostly images of the Palladian Bridge in one and House in the other. Unfortunately water got into the one of the bridge, resulting in streaking across the front, this is a learning curve for Nigel who says he will now try and water proof the pinhole for future shots.

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Here you can see the Mansion with the sun streaking across