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Grown in Combe Down: The Fascinating Story of Combe Down’s Historic Village Allotments and their Setting

15 February @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Location: Holy Trinity Church in Combe Down

Price: FREE

Duration: 90 minutes

Jacqueline Burrows, Combe Down resident, local history enthusiast and allotment holder, will lead a walk starting at Holy Trinity Church where the vicar established the first allotments in 1852, before strolling through part of the village to get to the 1895 allotments which are still in use today. The walk will take in a view of Upper Lawn Quarry, the original allotment gate and an ancient dry stone field wall, and will find some of the original Bath stone plot markers which were made specifically for the allotments. Passing some of the oldest houses in the village on the way, participants will hear some interesting information about this lovely area of Bath which was established by Ralph Allen for his stone quarry workers in the 1700s.

Participants can meet either at Holy Trinity Church in Combe Down, or at Bath Bus Station for an accompanied trip on the famously friendly No. 2 bus to the village. Limited on street parking is available in the village and on North Road.
There is a no2 bus service scheduled at 1040 that reaches Mulberry Park at 10.54. This is the best service to invite people to take if they are travelling from the city centre. Fiona Bell will be waiting at the bus station and accompanying people if they choose this route to attend the walk.


Church Rd, Combe Down
Bath, BA2 5JJ United Kingdom
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