By Harry Mottram: In 1923 the BBC began to broadcast on ‘the wireless’, Wembley held its first FA Cup Final, under 18s could no longer buy gin and Bloomfield Green in south Bath was opened for the residents to perambulate in the fresh air.
One hundred years later the once neglected green space is to celebrate its centenary. As part of the celebrations the Friends of Bloomfield Green will be planting more trees to make it an even greener space. Clyde Hunter of the Friends is encouraging residents to come along to the park at 10.30am on Saturday February 18th, 2023, to take part in the planting and to see how the green has been improved with some TLC.
He said: “It’s especially cool for families as the younger ones will be able to see the tree they planted in years to come and show their children their handiwork in the future. At 11am on the day there will be the planting of a Centenary Tree – the Cedar of Lebanon to be precise. It is to mark 100 years since Bath Corporation bought the land that is now Bloomfield Green. We will also be planting bulbs so there are lots of things to plant for everyone. Plus the The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Rob Appleyard will join us at 11.00 am.
“We are producing a leaflet about Bloomfield Green, built around a timeline from the development of Bath south of the river in the eighteenth century as part of the centenary – it will be out later this year.”
The planting activities are free and all are welcome.
To join the Friends visit https://bearflat.org.uk/friends-of-bloomfield-green-space/