October 19th 2021 saw the gathering of Bath Preservation Trust Members, Trustees and Staff come together at Prior Park College in Bath to reflect on 2020 and look at what lies ahead for BPT and our Museums. For more information on becoming a member take a look at the BPT website.
Development grants awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Historic England are also enabling Bath Preservation Trust to repair and conserve the tower, and to re-examine the way in which they share the story of William Beckford’s links to the transatlantic slave trade.
Alex Sherman, CEO of Bath Preservation Trust explains: “Opening up the Grotto tunnel for visitors to enjoy is one of the key objectives for the ‘Our Tower’ project. While the east end of the tunnel has been blocked by development, our intention is re-open this space, for the first time in perhaps 60 years, reinstating the steps from which one would have first caught sight of the tower.”