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St. Swithin: feast day July 15th; 9th c Bishop of Winchester. All holy relics of this saint were destroyed by King Henry VIII in the 16th c.

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Jane Austen in Bath: St Swithin’s Church, Walcot | Austenonly | Where Jane's parents were married on April 26, 1764.

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St. Swithin's Day Weather Lore: If on St. Swithin's Day (July 15) ye do rain, for forty days it will remain. - A Farmers' Almanac Philosofact

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Walcot Street

This is a very elegant church and I’ve always loved seeing it on its hill, on the approach to Bath from the A4

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Saint Swithin’s Day. According to old English belief, “St. Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain, for 40 days it will remain; St. Swithin’s Day, if thou be fair, for 40 days, will rain nae mair.”