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Afternoon Walk: Regency to Edwardian Bristol

We head out via St Nicholas and St Thomas Parishes to see how the medieval city was cut through, finding where a popular pub helped towards abolition of slavery, and the wool hall built after the New Float transformed the tidal River Avon. Past the Victorian new spire of St Mary Redcliffe we take a break at the Ostrich.

Nearby  the first sod was cut to make the new harbour and ship building yards were filled in after the launch of The Great Western In front of a Regency Gaol. We see where Victorian mills and warehouses were built on filled in shipbuilding yards and the harbour railway was created. Via the New Float on the Frome, we head via the industry and dock buildings  of Cannon's Marsh to some grand elevations on College Green and the expansion of Bristol Cathedral, and a new city Library. We return to King St via the Victorian Makeover after the 1831 riots in Queens Square.

You can do this walk after the morning walk from Corn Exchange which explores Old City and to the North and East and the harbour the other side of Bristol Bridge, in an earlier period of history: Royalists to Regency

The afternoon light is lovely if we get sun but it can still get very cool, so please dress in layers.

Some very low but steep hills, but mainly a very flat route.

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  • Amanda

    The only thing that wasn't great was the weather! Lovely to meet you all, thank you for the company, and thank you Elizabeth, for introducing me to Bristol :)

    May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for your kind comments, hope you got your train ok!

      May 16, 2013

    • Amanda

      Haha no problem, I did, thank you! :)

      May 16, 2013

  • Katrina B.

    I'm going to the zoo with my grandchildren and not sure what time I'll be finished in the afternoon.

    May 11, 2013

  • Katrina C.

    Sorry Im unable to make it as I'm going to the Malvern garden show instead.

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have a lovely time Katrina, I never made it there when I had a garden!

      May 10, 2013

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