The north wing of the Guildhall by John Brydon was commissioned in 1897 to commemorate
Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee and to house the library and art gallery.The arts
and sciences are depicted in the frieze above. Under my leadership the team cleaned
the building and repaired the ornament using the lime technique developed by Prof.
Baker at Wells Cathedral. A great friend and source of archeological knowledge Marek
Lewcun was working with us along with Geoffrey Preston who carried out the carving
repairs right. We worked closely with the surveyors of Bath City Council and the
conservation architects particularly David McLaughlin with whom we had a long and
fruitful association in Bath. The chimney,left, was a separate contract and was the
work of Ian McAvoy and myself.