Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice - Part 1: Bath

About a month ago I went on a Jane Austen tour to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice. The tour was organised by Pride and Prejudice Tours. I have wanted to go on one of their tours for ages but always felt that, since I live in England, I should save my money for tours abroad. But then the company organised a one off anniversary tour, which was shorter then the normal tours, and quite a few of my friends were going on it. So I decided that it was something I couldn't miss. 

The tour started in Bath, where our hotel was for the whole weekend.We all arrived on the Thursday afternoon, and on Friday morning, we dressed in our Regency finest and were taken on a walking tour of the city.

The house used as the Elliot's House in Camden Place, in the 95' version of Persuasion. It is a B&B, and apparently the dining room still has the same wallpaper as in the film!! Unfortunately we weren't able to have a peak inside the house.

As you can see not everyone dressed up, as half the group weren't crazy costume enthusiasts. :) This is the pretty side of the Holbourne Museum. A couple of years ago a hideous modern extension was added on to the back. :(

I think this house belonged to Jane Austen's aunt Mrs Leigh-Perriot.

Claire in her fabulous Maltese outfit.

Corina ringing Mrs Leigh-Perriot's doorbell. 

Sunderland Street - the shortest street in England.

The house used as the exterior of Mrs Smith's lodgings (Westgate Buildings) in 95' Persuasion.

The following 3 photos are of buildings and streets that are seen in 95' Persuasion

I think this was a bootmaker's shop.

The real-life Westgate Buildings

In the afternoon we had a talk by the amazing Natalie Garbett on Regency clothing. It was very interesting. I learned lots.

Natalie is extremely knowledgeable, and makes the most exquisite clothes.

A lovely round gown. The material had a beautiful embroidered pattern on it, but sadly you can't really see it in the photo.

This is my dream spencer!!!!! I just love the colour and design, and just everything about it. :) I took about 10 photos of it (trying to capture every little detail) but for some reason I can't find them. :(

Next Post: The Village of Meryton!!!!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Awwww, I love to travel with you, although it's only armchair travelling :)
    This sounds like a truly perfect weekend!
    Thank you so much for sharing the fun :)