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All Saints Day Evening Walk: Heritage Walk East

  • Nov 1, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Neptune Statue

The walk includes a look at the outside All Saints Church as well as other churches and chapels, the old pubs, banks, market and almshouses. They do have one of only two services held at All Saints, earlier on All Saints Day, Halloween being the night before. 

Beginning and ending at the Neptune Statue, we head for Old City, do the Church and the Castle Precincts, in the park where there is lamplight, and have a look at the medieval buildings and suburbs near the River Frome, much changed, but still including some original street layout. There will still some life going on around Quakers Friars, but the main shopping area is quieter to have a good look above the shop fronts, and learn a little of this historic area. Quite a few interesting buildings are floodlit, this is a good time after the market is closed, and the clubbers have yet to come into town. We won't see the River Frome that formed the Norman bounds of the town, as it is culverted, from Wade Street, east of this walk to St Augustine's Quay in the west, but we will tread where the river was crossed, I shall bring some maps showing where the river went in Norman times.

Please wrap up very warm, you can get hot drinks and snacks to go from the nearby shops to Neptune. Lots of busses stop at the centre, not far from the Neptune Statue. You can get an 8 or 9 bus from Temple Meads if you are getting a train, or other busses from the stop next to the Reckless Engineer on Temple Gate. You can walk up Victoria Street, cross Bristol Bridge and walk down Baldwin Street, you will see the Neptune Statue at the end. 

The nearest carpark is Trenchard St, but be warned if there are Theatre performances that night this can fill up quickly, there are also car parks behind the City Hall, Millenium Square, and Rupert Street. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    For those who came on this walk, you are all welcome to my NYE eve party, details are in the link but no obligation to join the other group! Just RSVP by a message via my profile and I will send you address and directions. http://www.meetup.com/Art-Walks-Heritage-Bristol/events/153603442/

    December 2, 2013

  • TRUDI

    Sadly this clashes with Arnos Vale!

    October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Claudine, just saw your comment, these may appeal in the day time. http://www.meetup.com...­

      November 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      November 25, 2013

  • Louise

    So sorry.... had one heavy bag from work with me...walked around for a while as i had to meet u straight from work ..... realised how painful walking with huge bag was and got the bus home..... exhausted before it began...soz...really wanted to join u :-(

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Afraid I won't be able to make it, but have fun

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The RSVPs have closed but I might come along, if I finish work in time. Hope that's ok!

    October 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      we p0refer people to plan ahead if they can Henry.

      November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Slight change of plan regarding information as we are a large group. I will not be bringing any books but I will have maps and directions. It would be good for some volunteers to help lead the walk and I can explain stuff at stopping points. I do know the way though. I am wearing a big red coat tonight, and blue trousers. See you all there. Please do let me know. I do not use a mobile so please get there for 7pm.

    November 1, 2013

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