‘Bonfire to Brexit’ at 9th Pulse of Europe

A lively group of EU supporters assembled at Bath Abbey Churchyard, undeterred by rain. Photo © Clive Dellard.

We had an excellent turnout for today’s Pulse of Europe, Bath for Europe’s ninth since introducing this event to the UK in March. Pulse of Europe is a pan-European celebration of the values of the European Union.

Rain and cold could not dampen the spirits of our marchers, with many familiar faces and a number of new ones, who brought colour and joyful noise to the centre of Baths. Many marchers wore their Bath Berets. They chanted and rang bells, stopping for short speeches and a violin serenade on Southgate and a symbolic torching of Brexit.

The group wound up at the Friends Meeting House on York Street for tea, coffee and cake and a lively townhall meeting. We heard moving stories and many new connections were made. We were delighted hear from Véronique Martin, one of the driving forces behind the powerful book In Limbo: Testimonies from EU Citizens in the UK.

Hugh thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to this positive event, especially our supporters from outside Bath: from Swindon, Bradford-on-Avon, Chippenham and other locations.

One marcher wore a Halloween mask from The New European.  Photo © Clive Dellard.

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