Usually the ceremony is held in a large marquee on one of the fields at the university campus. However they are having major building works and so this year it was held in Bath Abbey. This is a wonderful venue for the ceremony.
The Abbey is fairly small and so there were 8 ceremonies over the two days. Lucy's one was at 10 am on Saturday. The only down side to the day was the early start as she had to collect her gown at 8.30. We decided we should start the day with Buck's Fizz and croissants. We had time for a couple of photos before we all had to find our seats.
When we came out the square outside the Abbey was crowded with the new graduates and their parents. The tourists visiting Bath were most perplexed.
A lot of families headed to the formal gardens on the river to take photos. First we needed some formal photos. Pulteney bridge by the weir in Bath is fabulous as a backdrop.
We then spotted these characters from 'The Herb Garden'. There is Dill the dog and Parsley the lion. I can't remember the name of the gardener.
Then Lucy wanted a photo of her riding on Bladud's pig. Bladud is said to be the founder of Bath
We didn't have a lot of time to see much of Bath as we had to pack up all Lucy's belongings from her house. I'm going to pick up the rest of it on Tuesday as with 4 adults and one dog in the car there wasn't much room for all her stuff.
We took these three photos on a previous visit. This one is walking along the tow path of the river into Bath.
This is Pulteney Bridge from the other side. It was completed in 1774 and is one of only four bridges in the world that has shops on both sides along the whole span of the bridge. It is a fascinating bridge to see.
Finally here is the weir and the gardens are the green area on the photo