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
in 1909. [Forsyth 2003]
Where is it in Bath?
Minerva's Temple is at the head of the main avenue in Sydney Gardens.
There is plaque located on the inside wall of the 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:
See also the plaque to Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Sydney Gardens.
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