Central Bristol Through the Ages (Paperback)

Anthony Beeson


Brycgstowe, 'the place at the bridge' as the Saxon founders of Bristol once called it, is a city of destiny. Once the second port in the country and one of the wealthiest cities in Britain, it has enjoyed centuries of prosperity based on manufacturing, seafaring and trade. Geographically split between the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset and approached by sea through the dramatic Avon Gorge, the city received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was made a County in its own right by Edward III in 1373. Always a great place of manufacture as well as a port, it was an industrial city described in the Georgian period as 'by mud cemented and by smoke obscured'. The Bristol of the past is illustrated here in a new selection of drawings, paintings and photographs, many previously unpublished, from the superb collection held in the Bristol Central Reference Library's Local Collection and private collections. They are contrasted with modern colour images documenting the myriad changes the last century has seen in this pleasant city.

Product Details

  • Product code: AWYXT
  • ISBN: 9781445653655
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 16.6cm x 23.3cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017


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