Explore Bristol on Foot: Victorian Clifton reflects a boom time in Queen Victoria's reign when Brunel was either hard at work on his famous Suspension Bridge close by or attending to his extraordinary project, the building of the SS Great Britain, down in Bristol docks. His Great Western Railway bought in new business opportunities from London. Bristol's coal mining industry flourished too, and the docks were awash with ships bringing in cargoes of wines, tobacco and other goods. ﾠ
No wonder new housing was needed and Bristol's successful entrepreneurs moved into this new, grand and genteel area as did their staff. Cooks poured over their recipes in the basement kitchens and Governesses ruled the many children (to be seen and not heard) at the top of these vast houses. You will hear more of the lives of those who served the rich. ﾠ
This walk will lead you to some very special places including (in complete contrast to the elaborate Victorian architecture) the stark, concrete of the award-winning Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Discover everything from a greedy snail munching its lunch to an original, but still flourishing, Victorian Arcade of shops.
This family-friendly book includes:
- A circular walk around Victorian Clifton
- Easy to follow map and instructions
- Over 100 colour images
- Fascinating facts and surprises