Lost Pleasure Gardens in Bath

Tuesday 28th May

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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In No Swinging on Sundays, Kirsten Elliott tells the story of Bath’s lost pleasure gardens, from early beginnings as a stroll in meadows to the sophistication of Sydney Gardens. They were central to Georgian Bath’s social life, with a programme of public breakfasts, concerts, and spectacular fireworks.

But behind all the fun and frolics there was a dark side. Bankruptcy, libel, and scandal stalk the pages. In this talk, Kirsten takes us into this lost world – and explains why there was no swinging on Sundays.