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Cumberland Basin ’piazza’ a disgrace to our neighbourhood and Bristol

In this edition we look at the options for improving this wilderness; the aftermath of planning disasters of the 1960s. We ask you for your ideas and support so that we can make a case for action to the Council. Maybe one step at a time. Perhaps get the rubbish bins emptied regularly to start with… see page 7


see page 4

New brochure puts Hotwells on the tourist trail
Tired of forever being ignored as part of ‘Harbourside’ The Community Association has published a walking guide; the ‘Hotwells Heritage Trail’ describing some of the interesting sites in our distinct and historic neighbourhood. It is hoped the Trail will encourage visitors to the Suspension Bridge, Great Britain, @Bristol and other attractions to explore our end of the Floating Harbour and perhaps spend some money in our great local pubs, restaurants and galleries. 5000 copies have been printed and so far distributed to over 50 tourist venues in central and west Bristol. You can also pick up copies from the C.A. office or download it from
Thanks to our advertisers who pay all the costs of producing your local newspaper, we have been able to extend this edition to 12 pages to cover some major items of local interest in more detail. The adverts in H&C News also illustrate the vitality and diversity of our local economy. Please check out the services on offer and support your local businesses whenever you can. Thanks also to our stalwart band of unpaid deliverers who make sure almost every household in the area receives a copy.

Published by Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association, 3,Charles Place,

Following the fantastic success of last year’s event the Trail on 17th-18th October will be even bigger with the works of 120 artists on temporary display in over 50 venues including, homes, pubs, galleries and community buildings; even the lido. Jayne Marshall reviews the local Arts scene and follows the progress of an artist who exhibited for the first time last year.

Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4QW

Take to the streets again for West Bristol Art Trail


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Community News
Plimsoll statue
Following some spectacular examples of non-communication between different teams within BCC and the subsequent intervention of Cllr. Barbara Janke and even the Lord Mayor, the relocation of this statue, which previously occupied the site of the new Wessex Water pumping station on the Portway, has now been agreed. It will be sited on the Harbourside Walkway by Capricorn Quay, opposite the Great Britain. This meets our concern that it remains in Hotwells (just). Without the persistence of Pauline Barnes and other members of Community Links old Sam would undoubtedly have vanished from our neighbourhood, The Planning process should take until October. However, based on past performance, no one should assume this debacle is over until he actually appears. concerned that keeping waste on the pavement is an offence with a maximum fine on conviction of £2500. We recognise there are many narrow pavements and houses with storage problems in our neighbourhood but If you are genuinely unable to co-operate you should contact BCC Waste Services for advice and help. tel: 0117 922 2100. Together we can beat this problem.
Dennis Gornall

HMO Licensing The Council has set up a search team to identify all ‘Houses in Multiple Occupation’. Houses with three or more storeys, and 5 or more tenants needs to be licensed to ensure the property is safe and well managed. The team gathers information from a variety of sources, including members of the public. If you are aware of a property that may not have been licensed, you can contact: 0117 377 2532 see also: Granby Hill road closure Work on the gas mains which has been progressing slowly (and disruptively) round Clifton is going to cause closure of Granby Hill from Sept 7th for five weeks. Residents’ access is permitted but no parking. BCC Neighbourhood Partnership support HC C A h as n o w r e c e i v e d grants of £1,000 to support the Arts Trail and £500 for our work on Traffic Strategy.

Wessex works completed
At times we despaired that this would ever happen but the site was cleared of contractors and cones in time for the halfmarathon on Sept. 6th. The gate to the viewing platform is currently locked but the visible buildings seem reasonably unobtrusive in the riverside setting

Bins on Pavements
Many people have complained about rubbish bins and recycle boxes that are left on pavements, causing particular difficulties for mums with pushchairs and others with restricted vision or other disabilities. The issue has been raised on a number of occasions over the last year or more at PACT and Neighbourhood Partnership meetings without apparent effect. However a meeting of Community Links group with Barbara Janke and officers of the Council on 29th June, resulted just four days later in an accompanied walkabout in the area by officers from the Waste Services department. Letters have been written and notices have appeared on “offending” bins warning those

Cumberland Basin
HCCA Chairman Dennis Gornall wrote to BCC seeking assurances that the appalling design of the new structures at Junction Lock would not be repeated in phase 2 of the refurbishment scheme at the entrance lock. Gary Collins from the Development Management Team has replied, explaining that the structures were exempt from planning controls but the architects working on phase 2 would now be working with the Conservation Manager and are due to meet with the Conservation Advisory Panel. Let’s hope that because HCCA has raised this issue it will result in a more sensitive approach to future developments.

Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association 3 Charles Place, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4QW

tel: 0117 9291883

Guerrilla Art strikes Hotwells Residents of Pooles Wharf opened their curtains on Aug 31st to the sight of 12 welldeveloped ladies in their underwear, the work of a mysterious organisation called St8ment. How is it the rest of Bristol gets
Banksy and Hotwells gets just bra-wearing bollards? see: (

Management Committee
Dennis Gornall (Chair) Personnel Brenda McLennan (Treasurer) Projects Rosemary Stibbon Administrator Ray Smith Communications Mike Timmins Open spaces James Smith CHASE Anthea Bruges Community Links


Community News
Planning Applications meet opposition Rapid Transit Consultation
We reported a year ago that the West of England Partnership was proposing a £48m ‘Rapid Transit’ route from Ashton Vale. Now HCCA, along with a number of other amenity groups representing people along the route, has been invited to participate in a consultation about the scheme before it is submitted to central government for approval. Key points that might affect our area are:


 The route would be a guided bus with tyres
(not rail) and run in a dedicated channel from Long Ashton Park & Ride, across the Ashton Swing Bridge and along Cumberland Road to Wapping Wharf. Beyond that it would use ordinary roads (mainly bus lanes) in a loop taking in The Centre, Redcliife, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus & Broadmead.

 There would be stops in Hotwells at Create
A group of Cliftonwood residents strongly object to a planning application (09/02734/ F) on a small parcel of land on Rosemont Terrace. The proposal for a detached 3 storey house contravenes the City Local Plan for the Cliftonwood Conservation Area. If approved, the development would be clearly visible from the Floating Harbour and is feared it will have an overbearing effect on the adjoining Listed Building of 'Cliftonwood Lodge' and Terrace. The proposed car access to the narrow lane is also felt to be hazardous. The site at 120-124 Hotwell Road which had permission for 13 flats with car parking has been sold to another developer who has submitted a new application for 32 student bed-sitters and 12 cycle parking spaces (09/01858/F). By claiming the student rooms would be arranged as 9 apartments, the application attempted to evade the requirement to produce a ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ (mandatory for 10 or more dwellings). The planning dept. insisted the number was 11 but the SCI claims the only thing to change is use (ie. 32 dwellings rather than 13) and therefore no further local consultation is necessary. Neighbours might disagree with this view. It is hard to believe that 32 residents, whether or not they are students, will generate a requirement for zero car-parking spaces. The problems arising from abandoned, halfcompleted retaining walls on the site seem to be creating pressure for a quick decision from BCC. Centre and Cumberland Rd by Spike Island.

 A walking/Cycling route would be preserved
along the route as far as Wapping Wharf.

Grants for local projects The Hotwells Panto Committee is looking for bids from individuals/groups in the Hotwells & Cliftonwood areas for community projects. There is a fund available of about £2,000. Projects so far approved are a grant to the local History Society and money to repair the community noticeboards. We have also invited Trinity Day Care Centre in Clifton Vale to submit a bid for equipment. If you are interested, please send details of your project to Sue Otty or post to 6 the Polygon Bristol BS8 4PW Pub & Restaurant News Howards Restaurant by Cumberland Basin, a gastronomic landmark for over 30 years has sadly closed. The landlords are now seeking a new tenant. The nearby Lockside however goes from strength to strength and has just opened a new outdoor seating area well-positioned to enjoy a coffee or a light lunch and catch the sun.

 The Ashton Swing Bridge would be refurbished with an extension to carry the existing cycle path.

 Prince St Bridge would be strengthened to
carry the new bus with provision for pedestrian & cycles (probably no cars).

 The route would have to be shared with the
existing Harbour Railway from Museum of Bristol to CREATE. The scheme assumes Rapid Transit services would simply not run on days when the tourist railway is working.. There will be a Public Inquiry in Spring/ Summer 2010 and, if all goes to plan the line could be operational by 2013. You can find further details at Please let us know your views, concerns or queries about this scheme as we need to report back by October 21st. Email or ring Ray Smith tel: 0117 9277034. The Orchard Inn near Spike Island, has won the CAMRA South West Region Cider Pub of the Year Award. It received commendations not just for the huge range of ciders on offer but for its revamped menu, and live music.


West Bristol Art Trail 2009
The first West Bristol Art Trail last year confirmed what most residents already knew about their area – that it was rich in artistic talent and creative verve. Since the 2008 Art Trail, west Bristol has seen a further resurgence in new artisan businesses and galleries moving to the area and this year’s trail does not just include artists’ homes, but many more of these venues as well.
Two new creative businesses in the area and west Bristol’s two newest galleries, all operate with seemingly different objectives. The artist, Kate Edmunds is a home based artisan whilst jeweller Clare Chandler took the plunge and opened a shop. Lime Tree Gallery, being more traditional in its approach, exhibiting fine art and hand-made glass is different again to View Gallery, where a darker slant and a focus on mixed media and large scale art and sculpture Jewellery at Clifton Rocks prevail. I asked them all about the evolving arts community in west Bristol and what they felt their role in it is, both as entrepreneurs and gallery owners, but also as creatives themselves. Kate Edmunds runs her business - Eggnogg – which sells bright humorous cards for adults and children - from her home. She believes that owning your own business doing something you love is different to a more top down approach to business, as she articulates; “because you are creating the product it’s totally up to you if the business is a failure or a success – risky but very exciting as well.” Clare Chandler at Clifton Rocks, a contemporary jewellery shop on Queens Road, also feels that the creative element is what makes her business what it is: “Other jewellers often come here just for a chat and to discuss ideas and problems that they may be having in making their own jewellery.” Both feel that creative businesses naturally have a community focus and that this relationship works both ways. Kate points out that areas with lots of small artisan businesses are more likely to support one another by sourcing each others products and that equally she always uses local printers and other suppliers to produce her Painting by Kate Edmunds work. Clare agrees, saying: “Being surrounded by like minded people is a massive benefit to my business. It's great to be around people who understand what it means to be hands on and to create.” The evolving arts scene and supportive creative community is what led both Kate and Clare to take part in this years art trail. Kate says: “Participating in a local event is great fun and exhibiting alongside other local artists is a real buzz.” Whilst Clare enthuses, “definitely - it's very easy for artists to be slightly isolated in their work especially if they work from home Lime Tree Gallery, Hotwell Rd. and the West Bristol Arts Trail is opening up the doors for these people and bringing them together, so creating a stronger artist community. Quite often you don't realise that there is a talented artist living just next door!” Hotwells’ two new galleries also feel that west Bristol has an emerging arts community, as Sarah Holmes, Gallery Manager at View Gallery explains: “There is a definite scene evolving in Bristol, in particular the urban arts scene.” She adds that, “annual events like the West Bristol Arts Trail help encourage local artists and buyers, which in turn helps keep these scenes alive.” It’s this relationship between community and artist that is at View Gallery, Hotwell Rd the basis of the arts in west Bristol, as Sarah again explains: “This is our first year being involved in the West Bristol Art Trail. It is very important to us as it keeps us in contact with the local community. It is also a great way for us to see other artists work in a more domestic environment.” Just across the road from View, is the newest gallery on the scene, Lime Tree Gallery.. Owner and manager Sue Dean knows well how a supportive community can help buoy up creative businesses and galleries: “All over the world, galleries benefit from the proximity of other galleries. You only have to look at Cork Street in London, Dundas Street in Edinburgh and the Suffolk villages.” In return, she believes that creative businesses give back to their communities: “We welcome everybody to the gallery, and we firmly believe that part of the role of any gallery is to promote good art and creativity within the community.” So, did the evolving scene in west Bristol play its part in convincing Sue that west Bristol was the right place for her gallery? “Most certainly. We wanted to be near other galleries and creative venues. Hotwells and Cliftonwood have a certain creative feel.” So - join Sue and the whole community this October 17th and 18th and discover what our diverse creative community has to offer the art lover.
Jayne Marshall


Fiona Willis - Portrait of the Artist
An art trail brings together artists of all persuasions and disciplines, from those who create for pleasure to those who rely on it for a living. Based within a community, those artists open their homes to their neighbours and the whole city to exhibit their work within an informal setting. Some people wish to visit for just a brief look around, others will stay on and speak to the artists about their work and opinions.
ever, luckily for the trail and for Fiona, she overcame her apprehensions and in the last ten months she has gone from strength to strength in creating and exhibiting her work: “I so enjoyed the weekend and got such great feedback from people that I have since done other shows, set up my own website and got my first commission!” Fiona particularly enjoyed the thrill of selling work to someone she didn’t know and the sociable inclusive atmosphere of the trail. Fiona is involved again this year as she feels like she doesn’t want to miss out on what promises to be another great weekend: “The success of last years art trail can only repeat itself so I would like to be part of that. I am in a more confident space now with my art so I also hope to be a little more relaxed.” Like the creative businesses and galleries in the area, Fiona also agrees that there is a big emerging arts scene in west Bristol: “So much more than I realised. We all know where the galleries are in the area but now we know so much more about who creates works of art locally which sort of enriches the community.” And in fact the only thing that Fiona would change this year is to be able to get out and see more of the trail because, as she says: “there seems to be so many inspiring people just on my doorstep.” Fiona herself is an inspiration for all bashful, but talented artists in the area and her message? “To other artists who lack confidence, take heart.”
Jayne Marshall ‘Black and White’ by Fiona Willis

Many exhibitors will provide refreshments in their homes to revive visitors and add to the social atmosphere. For Fiona Willis at her home in Cliftonwood even the most seasoned artist, to throw open ones home and work in this way could be intimidating enough, but if you have never shown your work to anyone before, then for most it would become almost unthinkable. This is what happened to Fiona Willis at last years West Bristol Art Trail. An enthusiastic appreciator of art and a private creator, Fiona had still yet to reveal her work to anybody - at all! As Fiona describes: “Until last year and the first West Bristol Art Trail I had not shown anyone my art let alone put it on a wall. I did help last year with the organisation of the art trail and gradually convinced myself that I could actually participate.” Nerves threatened to get the better of Fiona though and the night before the trail she didn’t sleep at all; “I convinced myself again that I had made a big mistake.” How-

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Cumberland Basin ’Piazza’ - a planning failure
with the consquences ever since. We can’t pretend the Flyover space will ever be a place of peaceful contemplation or a national nature reserve but it has strengths and those are the qualities we probably need to emphasise to find a solution that works. It is highly visible –on all sides (and above) to thousands of passing vehicles every day. It has buildings and structures that could be adapted for commercial or community use. It has some fine mature trees. There is no major demolition required to make it usable and safe. It is situated in the heart of our community. It is close to many heritage sites that attract visitors to the area. Here’s a flavour of the ideas that have been suggested by various people, in no particular order. Some very down-to-earth, some more whacky. Some sound whacky until you think about them a bit more and then you get a ‘eureka’ moment; “hang on a minute –that might just work”….
One of two benches that have not been completely destroyed

The largest open space in Hotwells is a disgrace; disowned not just by local people but also, it would seem, by the City Council. Broken litter bins, smashed seats and derelict toilets are the legacy of a long history of neglect. This tarmac wilderness presents the worst possible impression for visitors entering our City through the dramatic western gateway of the Avon Gorge.
40 years ago there was a park here with fountains, a café and playground in a development called ‘Cumberland Piazza’ designed by esteemed landscape architect Dame Sylvia Crowe. But the planners got it horribly wrong. Nobody wanted to sit under a flyover let alone allow children to play there. It was difficult to reach because, initially, the only safe route was the badly-sited footbridge from Granby Hill. Gradually the space became degraded. The Café disappeared (presumably not enough customers), the fountain was turned into a flower bed (health & safety?), Travellers invaded and had to be blocked out by giant lumps of stone (but not before most of the seats had been used for firewood). The public toilets were vandalised and closed.
this was once the café!


‘teen’ park – there’s certainly room for a major recreational facility for teenage kids; Skateboarding or 5aside pitch, much of it protected from the weather. Noise wouldn’t be a problem and the high visibility should ensure safety. But are there enough kids who would want to use it? What would the catchment area need to be for this to work? How much supervision would be needed?

Local people have been asking the Council to deal with the overflowing rubbish bins; so far with little obvious success. A petition was recently circulated seeking support for turning it into a car park and local architect, Roger Foster has produced an outline scheme which includes parking and has generated some reaction from officers in Planning and Traffic departments. What we need is a coherent plan for the whole site which reflects what local people believe is useful and are prepared to support. Last time round there was no consultation and the local community has had to live

Café – perhaps not in direct competition with the excellent Lockside Restaurant but a more basic summeropening kiosk that would encourage people to linger here. park – perhaps in partnership with arts organisations like Spike Island or Arnolfini, create an exhibition area for large scale, outdoor work.

Sculpture Car


park – always useful to have more in Hotwells but how would we stop it being instantly swallowed up by commuters, too idle to use the park and ride, rather than local people? Is parking any kind of improvement on what’s there already, or is it actually degrading the space even more?

Can we turn an eyesore into an asset?
A wood – simply dig up all the tarmac and plant trees! Cycle hub—Two National cycle routes run past here and the new Sustrans Connect2 route will also arrive An allotment demonstrating organic cultivation and shortly. Can we make it a junction to remember? self-sufficiency, perhaps in association with Create Centre. Realistically, this would mean enclosing the space for Floating Harbour Museum/Gallery— perhaps this
Is there a way of exploiting spaces like this?

would be a good place for an interpretation centre for the history and artefacts surrounding the Floating Harbour

Community office and/or meeting space

Most ideas could be mixed and matched –nothing wrong with combining a skatepark with a community building which has a small café and a community garden for example. Some schemes will cost significant money to fully realise but there are many simple, intermediate steps that can demonstrate that local people are prepared to adopt this space and take some responsibility for it. It seems significant that we don’t even have an agreed name for ‘the space under the flyover’. It’s not ours and we don’t go there. Sadly, we only go through there on the way to somewhere else.
Ray Smith

- the inconspicuous toilet block, which is half underground could perhaps be re-modelled and expanded and there might be other opportunities for creating reasonably attractive buildings under the ramps like those on the south side of Cumberland Basin business units under the ramps might help to make any development more viable.

(with suggestions from others including Mike Timmins, Alan & Barbara Hares, Mark Tucker, Roger Foster, Sue Stops)

 Workshops—small A

garden/park –with some clever screening and good design, perhaps the surrounding roads could be made to feel less intimidating, but the cost of maintenance is bound to be an issue. heritage display – murals of historic moments in Hotwells history on the walls and a portrait of the giant of Hotwells, lifesize on a pillar –a plan of the spa in the 18th century laid out in stones on the ground. Demonstrations of laughing gas for the tourists (sorry, now I’m getting carried away).


Help us get the ball rolling by taking a couple of minutes to complete the tear out questionnaire on page 8. and return to the HCCA office. We will press for support to prepare an outline plan for improvement based on what the majority of people tell us they want. It is really important that we get feedback from a significant proportion of residents in the neighbourhood. That is what counts when we are making a case to the Council and other organisations that can provide resources and expertise. We can only make it happen with your help!

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Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association 3 Charles Place Hotwells Bristol BS8 4QW

How would you improve Cumberland Basin open space?
Feel free to copy this for other members of your household to respond individually

Your Name & Address* Postcode: * leave blank if you prefer not to give your name and address but we are currently only collecting information from people resident in Hotwells or Cliftonwood so your postcode would be helpful as a minimum.

tick this box if you think the space under the flyover needs improvement If you have ticked the box above, put numbers in the following boxes to list which ideas in order of importance you would like to see considered for the site (No. 1 being the most desirable in your opinion). Leave blank any options you feel would not be desirable. ’teen’ park cafe sculpture park car park wood allotment community space workshops garden/park Hotwells heritage display cycle hub floating harbour museum

please add any of your own suggestions and rank them:

can you suggest a name we could use to identify the space in the future?:

Tear out, fold, seal and return this to Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association at the address overleaf. You can also download a questionnaire form from and return as an email attachment to if you prefer.


Transition Hotwells and Clftonwood
This is a network of local people working to promote sustainability and support the transition to a "low carbon" economy. There is currently a local gardening group, an e-mail list and a yahoo group.
The next meeting at Trinity Church Hall Tues 20th October at 7:30pm will be to see the film Hawai‘i Message in the Waves looking at some of the environmental challenges facing the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands. The film will be introduced by local film maker Andrew Murray, and followed by a discussion and a quick update on other local issues.

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come in and have a free pint or glass of wine with any main course purchased as a thanks for your continued support just bring along this voucher

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Joining the yahoo group will enable you to mail information directly to other group members, and also receive useful information. The hope is that this will create a network across the neighbourhood, enabling us all to save resources, share ideas and strengthen our community. For example: Sharing resources which you don't mind loaning to others. Perhaps someone owns a hedge trimmer but only uses it 2 times a year. We don't all need to buy everything and, anyway, who's got the storage space? Sharing ideas - As we convert to more fuel efficient ways of living we can share information we get from specialists or environmentally aware traders. Giving and getting support - It's often close neighbours who might need a little help occasionally, and the yahoo group can be a way of us asking for and getting support. To join: 1. Go to 2. Enter: transitionhotwellsandcliftonwood (no spaces) in the "find a Yahoo! group" box 3. Sign in giving a password 4. Follow the steps indicated Alan Turkie There is also the excellent Bristol Freecycle yahoo group which has nearly 30,000 members. Use this to offer things you no longer need or find things you do. A great way of avoiding the huge waste of resources when serviceable consumer goods are thrown away. It’s very simple to use. The main rule is no money changes hands. See: http:// Volunteers Needed Cumberland Basin area FreecycleBristol Do you like working with children?

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Events & Reviews
HOTWELLS, CLIFTON & CLIFTONWOOD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY The second meeting at CREATE Centre on Tues 20th October will include: JOHN PARKES
sharing some of the fascinating history he has discovered about the area at the bottom of Jacob’s Wells, White Hart Steps and World’s End.

GO FASTER FOOD, Kate Percy It is quite possible that you have seen Kate Bolton-Jones and her family running or cycling round Hotwells enjoying all manner of sports which demand huge amounts of energy. Kate, with Mark her husband, are marathon runners and concern for how they were eating to cope with the demands of the sport encouraged Kate to write an excellent recipe book for like minded people Full of delicious recipes that even couch potatoes can enjoy, it is thoroughly recommended. There is something for everyone and you don’t need to have done the Bristol half-marathon to have earned the right to try one of the recipes.
published by Vermillion , £12.99 ISBN 978-0-091-92932-9

By popular request, invited local people will talk for just five minutes about something of interest. The willing volunteers include Ken Straddling of the Bristol Guild), Liz Golding who lives in the house where Hannah More died. Bryan Price who is a lifetime resident of Cliftonwood Marion Roach who delighted everyone last time with her memories. There will be more time for people to get together afterwards to talk and enjoy a drink. Please bring along anything of interest to display!
There will be no charge but a collection will be taken to defray the costs. To reserve a place please Tel: 0117 9277157 or email

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BRISTOL CITY DOCKS THROUGH TIME. Brian Lewis Brian Lewis of Rownham Mead draws on postcards to illustrate the story of the City Docks. The pictures compare now and then and cover many aspects of the area. It is aptly published at a time when the Floating Harbour is celebrating its anniversary. Available from the Bristol City Museum shop and all the usual bookshops.
Amberley Publishing £12.99. ISBN 978-1-84868 -3846


Hotwells Theatre Group takes to the boards again
‘Crumbling Walls’ which used to be

Tel: 0117 929 8384
3 Dowry Place, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 4QL (also at Taunton 01823 412489)

based at Hope Centre has been reformed with support mainly from performers in Hotwells annual pantomime. Following two entertaining playreadings, the group booked The Lansdown pub in Clifton Rd. in June and we hope this will become a regular venue for rehearsed readings and small scale productions. If you would like to get involved, either as a writer or performer, email: or tel: 0117 9277034

BRISTOL’S FLOATING HARBOUR: THE FIRST 200 YEARS Peter Malpass and Andy King Another book marking the bicentenary of the Floating harbour is this by a Professor of Urban Design at UWE and the curator of Industrial History for Bristol Museums. Aside from fascinating photos (many of which also currently appear on the display boards around the Docks) this has much information about the way the harbour was operated, the Docks Committee and the political history. It chronicles the years of decline and how close Bristol came to losing this great asset completely.
Redcliffe Press £14.99 ISBN 978-1-906593-28-5


Events Diary
Wed Sep 30th 19:00 Clifton East PACT Meeting Harvest Festival Service West Bristol Arts Trail Exhibition of work by artists inspired by the harbour river & gorge 19:30 Transition Hotwells & Cliftonwood (see p8) Hotwells, Clifton & Cliftonwood Local History Society Create Centre New Hall, Clifton High School Holy Trinity Church Clifton Vale various venues
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Monday, Pavey House, Clifton 6-7pm. Wednesday, Hotwells Primary School 7-8pm


All Saints Day memorial Holy Trinity Church service Clifton Vale craft morning (especially for children) Hotwells & Cliftonwood CA AGM Christmas Bazaar (with Fairtrade stall) Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale

Sat Nov 7th 10:0013:00 Tues Nov 17th 19:30

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