The Roman Rendezvous, Great Bath c.1965

The Roman Rendezvous, Great Bath c.1965
3 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

Description

The Roman Baths were open for public bathing only during the Bath Festival, a tradition which started in 1961. The Festival Ball that year was a Roman Orgy, much to the distaste of Yehudi Menuhin, and held at the baths. It was the first time in living memory people could swim in the baths. Guests at the ball were issued with togas and a Roman feast was offered to diners, including boar, roast swan and dormice! When the last revellers refused to leave the water at 4am, the city authorities pulled the plug out of the baths.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
20033
Collection Reference
 
Chronicle X
Original Width (mm)
 
168
Original Height (mm)
 
165
Collection Location
 
Bath Central Library

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