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Footprints

Pommy Harmar

Footprints is a podcast designed to inspire you to get out and explore the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the city of Bath, with its hills and valleys, grasslands and woodlands. Season 1 brought a monthly flavour of the September walking festival through interviews with special guests, a recorded local walk and a 'top-tip' section with festival organiser Lucy Bartlett. Season 2 will delve deep into the rich diversity of the Bathscape, its culture, landscape and people. Hosted by walking and podcasting enthusiast Pommy Harmar, this is a half hour you will not want to miss! Get in touch with us through Facebook or Twitter or visit our website: www.bathscape.co.uk

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31-01-2022
2 mins
A path through the treesOne farm through one centuryDeath in Paradise
In this episode we look back at how we remember our ancestors and loved ones in Bath. We start at the Bath workhouse burial ground where 3000+ people were buried in unmarked graves in a field on the Wellsway near St Martin's Hospital. We hear from Richard White from Bath Spa University who created the Walking the Names project and on that day, Bathscape had organised an event to plant more than 40 trees as one way to memorialise the people buried there. John Payne tells us about the workhouse and how his great grandparents are buried up there. His leaflet From Workhouse to Hospital is available from Oldfield Park Bookshop and the Museum of Bath at Work. Proceeds go to the Burial Ground Appeal. He has also written a book called A West Country Homecoming - see link below. Finally in our Expert Eye section, Dr Molly Conisbee, University of Bristol talks about the various ways we have marked death and remembered our loved ones over the centuries. Music: Audionautix Produced by Pommy Harmar Links https://www.bristol.ac.uk/people/person/Molly-Conisbee-b7e0d874-473f-47e7-939b-9fc0aff27fde/ (Dr Molly Conisbee, University of Bristol) https://www.walknowtracks.co.uk/uploads/3/7/5/7/37579257/workhouse_to_hospital_john_payne.pdf (From Workhouse to Hospital leaflet by John Payne) http://www.theftr.co.uk/a-west-country-homecoming/ (A West Country Homecoming, John Payne, Hobnob Press 2020) https://www.walknowtracks.co.uk/workhouse-walks.html (Richard White, Walking the names Project) https://my.captivate.fm/www.bathscape.co.uk (www.bathscape.co.uk) www.naturalbristol.wordpress.co.uk
01-03-2022
32 mins
Visions of BathSeason 2 TrailerAnd finally it's the festival itself!
Welcome to our second episode in September - this one following https://www.bathscapewalkingfestival.co.uk/ (Bathscape's) highly successful 2021 walking festival! I caught up with Lucy Bartlett before she went off on a much deserved rest, to find out how the festival had gone. Walks - we hear in turn from: LGBTQ+ Social History walk with Robert Howes My Postcard Walk to You with Victoria Wells Bath's Uncomfortable Past with https://mrbsemporium.com/ (MR B's Emporium of Reading Delights) - a walk discovering Bath's links to the transatlantic slave trade with Mr D (aka Sam Drew) and Richard White, Senior Lecturer, Bath Spa University. A suggested reading list is https://mrbsemporium.com/shop/book-lists/bathscape-walking-festival-walking-baths-uncomfortable-past-selected-reading/ (here) and you can download the original Bath’s Uncomfortable Past walking route here: https://www.bathscapewalkingfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Bath-Uncomfortable-Past-Walking-Map-June-2021-1.pdf (Bath Uncomfortable Past Walking Map) Bat walks with Bathscape's Julia Kennaby and Dan Merrett Homes Not Hutches Tour of Bath's Southdown Housing Estate with Mark Batterham Circuit of Bath 20-mile fundraiser for https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/ (Julian House) with Pommy Harmar. You can donate https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/circuitofbath-september-2021 (here.) Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOdIZSBLeOg (Acoustic Guitar 1,) Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXYIeIf2paY (Words,) Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library Host and Producer: Pommy Harmar
29-09-2021
47 mins
Getting excited about the festival!Celebrating the Cotswolds while exploring heritageSteppin' out long distanceRambling over to BristolCIrcling  Bath with the help of cakeNavigating Bath from west to eastIntroducing the Bathscape Walking Festival