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|GR: Walking in Bath
Written by Cheryl
(4/8/2003 12:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: NA; I love these pictures of Bath, penned by Tanya Virginia
] At the beginning of chapter 5 the Thorpes, the Allens, and Catharine attend a chapel service. Do you suppose it was in St. Jame's Square? It's the only place on my map of Bath (c.1803) that fits the bill; it sounds like an appropriate place for a chapel.
The only church mentioned by name in NA is Walcot which is the church Jane Austen's parents were married in and where her father is buried. The church is mentioned by John Thorpe, of all people, who noted upon his introduction to Catherine that his horses didn't tire a bit until they passed Walcot Church.
What church they attended for services would be a good question for L&T. Would you like to ask over there? ;-)
] They then proceeded to the Pump Room and the Royal Crescent. Sounds like a yummy Sunday outing. They got quite a lot of exercise in those days if they went on foot!
They did indeed, for that is a hike straight uphill from the Pump Room to the Crescent! I wonder if they took a sedan chair up to the Crescent and then walked? It's what I would do.... and, in fact, did when I was in Bath. Except for the chair bit. Bus. :-}
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