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This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while (Part 1 came way back in September last year) – better late than never I guess!
Jane Austen fans may already know about the Festival that takes place in Bath every year celebrating the author and her life and times. Here are some more highlights from last year’s event, including more from the Regency Promenade, and the Regency Fayre. The costumes, as you will see, were incredible. It really felt like we had all gone back in time.
Bath has to be one of my favourite cities and a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to see it host the Jane Austen festival. There was a teaser in my previous post showing a wonderful group of re-enactors in full military uniform; but there was more! Wherever you looked there were Jane Austen enthusiasts, many of them dressed in spectacular Regency costumes, and helpfully for spectators they all gathered in Queen’s Square before the Grand Promenade; perfect for taking photographs!
As promised, here’s a little something for you to enjoy from the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. It was the day of the Grand Regency Parade yesterday which saw hundreds of Jane Austen fans dress up in period costume and take to the streets of Bath in honour of the author. They were led by the 32nd Cornwall Regiment and the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry who all looked very becoming in their regimentals 😉
You might recognise the music; it’s from the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice and is called Meryton Townhall by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Plenty of photos to show you in my next posts too! I hope you enjoy.
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