Bath 04

Bath Episode 04 Taking the Waters

The healing powers of Bath’s hot springs

It’s over 11 thousand years since Bladud is said, thanks to his pigs, to have discovered the healing properties of the waters in Bath. This episode looks at stories of people bathing and ‘taking the waters’ in the city over the centuries, with a particular focus on the medieval and Georgian periods, then bringing things right up to date at the 21st century Thermae Bath Spa.

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