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Minerva's Temple

What is it?

Minerva's Temple was built to promote Bath at the Empire Exhibition in 1911. It was re-erected in Sydney Gardens in 1913-4 to commemorate the Bath Historical Pageant held in Royal Victoria Park in 1909. [Forsyth 2003].

Where is it in Bath?

Minerva's Temple is at the head of the main avenue in Sydney Gardens.
Location of Minerva Temple plaque

There is plaque located on the inside wall of the temple: 

Plaque on Minerva's Temple

The text on the plaque reads

"This building and tablet commemorate the Great Historical Pageant held at Bath July 19th July 24th 1909.
Alderman John William Knight Mayor
The Marquis of Bath President
T. Sturge Cotterell Chairman of the Executive Committee
Frank Lascelles Master of the Pageant"

Location map of plaque:
Minerva Temple plaque location map

  See also the plaque to Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Sydney Gardens.


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