History of Walcot Street

Walcot Street follows the course of the ancient Roman road, the Fosse way, and there are many traces of Roman settlement in the area. It housed the city’s artisans and the local corn and livestock markets, and is rapidly coming back to life with some colourful shops and the unique development of the old Tram shed.

In between there are to be found interesting nooks, crannies and lanes plus a rare opportunity to see the rear view of the seven stories of Georgian Paragon Buildings.

Walcot Nation Day

In 1997 Walcot Street traders got together and organised a street party on a Sunday afternoon, after the Fringe Festival. all traffic was banned and the atmosphere was fantastic with street Theatre, live music, food, comedy and circus. It has been an annual event up till up to 2005, in 2006 it has been relocated down to the London Road area.

Bath's famous Walcot Nation Day street festival, filmed here in 2004, one year before its abrupt and much-protested snuffing out by the powers that be.

Bath Fringe & Walcot Nation
The Walcot Nation Dept. of Trade & Industry, National Exchequer, Walcot Arts Council & Ministry of Works, etc. are discomfited to announce that there will be NO Walcot Independence Day event in 2011. You are invited to celebrate your independence in whatever way you see fit, just the same!
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Credits: Walcot History: Bath Shopping website