Better Bristol Magazine

Better Bristol is the Bristol Civic Society magazine, funded from members’ subscriptions. The Autumn-Winter 2021 issue is the latest to be published.

Autumn-Winter 2021 Issue

These are the contents of the latest issue:

  • Bristol is changing. Where is all this development leading? asks Simon Birch.
  • Major developments in Bristol. John Payne and Simon Birch outline a selection of the most important schemes.
  • Housing Crisis: Mike Frost asks what’s to be done?
  • Trams for Bristol A second chance? asks Mike Bates.
  • Picking up the pieces. What is the history of these intriguing mosaics? Julian Brenard investigates.
  • St Bernadette’s Church, Whitchurch. Simon Birch explores this landmark church on the Wells Road.
  • Industrial Heritage in the Western Harbour. Geoff Wallace explores the fascinating industrial archaeology of the area.
  • Stolen Paradise. Eugene Byrne tells the story of post-war squatting.
  • Twin cities. Nic Billane investigates Bristol’s international links.
  • Festival of the Sea. Eugene Byrne says that the 1996 Bristol International Festival of the Sea had consequences which are still resonating today.
  • Vanguard. Eugene Byrne looks at this flagship exhibition at M Shed.
  • No Parking! John Payne welcomes the ruling that land on the Downs may no longer be set aside for car parking.
  • What a stink! Michael Manson sniffs his way round Bristol.
  • Bristol’s Blue Plaques get a regal acknowledgement. Gordon Young on the latest Blue Plaques.
  • How are we doing? Matthew Montagu-Pollock reports on the Bristol Civic Society’s members’ survey.

Previous Issues

Use these links to view or download earlier issues of Better Bristol (PDF files)