Happy New Year and welcome back to Footprints!
In this our first episode of the year, we look back at our highlights from 2022. More than 40 people took part in the shows last year and a huge thanks must go to them for making the episodes so fascinating and varied to listen to. They and the organisations they represent are at the very heart of the Bathscape and we will hear from many more in 2023.
Ep 1 February - Views of Bath: Andy Dinham whose family farmed Kelston Round Hill for decades.
Ep 2 March - Death in Paradise: John Payne, local historian whose ancestors are buried in the workhouse burial ground near Wellsway.
Ep 2 March - Death in Paradise: Dr Molly Conisbee on the history of the workhouse.
Ep 3 April - One farm through one century: Rachel De Fossard talking about her father's dairy herd and Foot and Mouth.
Ep 4 May - A path through the trees: Oliver Langdon from Kilter Theatre Company in the character of January, taking us through the wassailing ceremony at Bath City Farm.
Ep 5 June - Paddling the canals of Bath: Patrick Moss (Chair) and Derrick Hunt (Committee Member) from the Somersetshire Coal Canal Society.
Ep 6 July - Spotting beavers on the river Avon: Bevis Watts, CEO Triodos Bank paddles me up and down beaver alley - do we spot a beaver?
Ep 7 August - Meadows, seeds and yellow rattle: Paul Pearce Bath Parks Dept talking about the state of wildlife and the importance of meadows.
Ep 8 September - Walking Festival magic: Stephen Bird, former Head of Heritage Services Bath, on his passion for walking.
Ep 9 October - Community Growers: Claire Loader, co-founder of Bloomin' Whiteway and Rachel Spence, co-founder of the Peace Path in Whiteway.
Ep 10 November - The wonders of Bath stone: Miranda Litchfield, CEO Museum of Bath Stone showing me around the museum.
Ep 11 December - Tourism in Bath, past and present: Kirsten Elliot, local historian guiding me through a day in the life of a Georgian visitor to Bath.
Credits throughout 2022
Di Sheppard, Landscape Architect, Bath and North East Somerset Council
Andy Dinham, retired farmer, Kelston around Hill
Dick Bateman, local historian, Kelston Round Hill
Billie Brocklehurst, Brocks Outdoor Adventures
Barry Cox, Cotswold Warden
Nicole Daw, Cotswolds National Landscape
Rob Kendall, Cotswold Warden & Little Solsbury Commoner
John Bartram, Cotswold Warden & Chair of the Cotswold Way Association
Richard White, lecturer Bath Spa University, creator ‘Walking the Names’ project
John Payne, local historian and writer
Dr Molly Conisbee, Researcher, University of Bristol
Marianne Brunt, granddaughter of first owners of Manor Farm, Langridge
Rachel de Fossard, daughter of family of farmers, Manor Farm, Langridge
Donald MacIntyre, current owner and farmer, Manor Farm, Langridge
Jane Lipington, current owner and farmer, Manor Farm, Langridge
Laurie MacIntyre, daughter of current owner and farmer, Manor Farm, Langridge
Fiona Bell, Tree trail enthusiast
Joe Middleton, Woodland Trust site manager
Oliver Langdon, Kilter Theatre Company
Tom Sheppard, High Sheriff of Somerset
Councillor June Player, Mayor of Bath
Patrick Foss (Chair) and Derrick Hunt (Committee member) Somersetshire Coal Canal Society
Julian Stirling, Claverton Pumping Station
Bevis Watts, CEO Triodos Bank
Alison Peach, Bath resident and ottercam operator
Anna Baker, Director, Cleveland Pools Project
Anita Breeze and Chris Kinchin-Smith, Directors of the Friends of Lyncombe Hill Fields
Issy Troth, National Trust Assistant Ranger
George Cook, Avon WIldlife Trust
Paul Pearce, Team Leader, Bath Parks Project, Bath Parks Department
Stephen Bird, former head of Heritage Services, Bath and North East Somerset Council
Bath City Farm
Hamish Evans, co-founder Middle Ground Growers
Emily Wright, Chair, Grow Batheaston
Claire Loder, co-founder Bloomin' Whiteway and its annual Front Gardens Festival
Rachel Spence, Community worker, Whiteway
Miranda Litchfield, Chief Executive, Museum of Bath Stone
Robin Dixon, National Trust Volunteer, Prior Park Mansion
Kate Lock, Project Gardener, Dams Project, Prior Park Gardens, National Trust
Paul Simons, founder Thermae Bath Spa; Chair of the Trustees Cleveland Pools Project and Secretary General of the Great Spa Towns of Europe
Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism, Visit West
Kirsten Elliott, historian and Mayor Guide Emerita
Produced by Pommy Harmar