On 23rd April at 4:53AM, fire crews were called out to an incident at Green Park Station in Bath.

Crews from Bath, Hicks Gate, Kingswood and Temple fire stations were present to tackle a fire at the location, which started in the wooden retail cabins and spread to the roof.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, but it's not thought to have been started deliberately.

Green Park Station is home to a number of independent businesses and hosts the Bath Farmers’ Market - the first of its kind in the UK.

Wolf Wine were amongst one of the worst affected by the blaze (the damage can be seen in the main photograph). They lost stock and equipment equivalent to the value of £20,000, and set up a GoFundMe to help recuperate the costs that couldn't be covered by insurance.

Bath Contemporary Artists' Fair (BCAF) is also hosted at the platform.

Looking forward to their "biggest season to date", the organisation were gutted when the fire scuppered their first event planned for May 14th.

Surveys and repair work has been carried out since the devastation. On Friday 2nd June, it was announced that the site would be reopened the following weekend on Saturday, 10th June.

In a statement on their website, Green Park Station said, "From the 10th of June 2023, the retail shops and market square will be re-opened to the public. Unfortunately, the wooden huts will remain closed. Markets will resume with Bath Farmers’ Market on Saturday 10th of June and Bath Contemporary Artist’s Fair on Sunday 11th of June."

"Please note that the South Vaults will still be closed due to ongoing health and safety concerns."

Malachi Bogdanov, founder of BCAF is looking forward to the re-opening: "Green Park Station is Bath Contemporary Artists' Fair's natural home, and we are delighted that it will be back open this weekend  to host our monthly arts event in such a wonderful space."

To find out more about what's on at Green Park Station, visit their website.