Better Bristol Magazine

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

Contents of the Spring-Summer 2021 Issue

  • A new way of zipping round the city, writes Simon Birch.
  • Post-Covid Bristol: Eugene Byrne wonders what the future holds for local shopping.
  • Major developments in Bristol: John Payne and Simon Birch give an overview.
  • Big changes for drivers in Bristol’s city centre: Alan Morris explains the complex changes.
  • In focus: photography students Dan Makepeace and Tamas Kovacs share their pictures.
  • Protecting the city centre from floods: Alan Morris considers the Bristol Avon Flood Strategy consultation.
  • We’re going to the zoo. You can come too, says Nic Billane, but not to Clifton.
  • Clifton remembers: Gordon Young takes a tour of Clifton’s commemorative plaques.
  • Ferry cross the Avon: Ferries have been an important driver in the revitalization of the Bristol’s harbour, says Nic Billane.
  • Bristol’s industrial heritage: Mike Manson reveals new additions to Bristol’s Local List.
  • Bristol Civic Society Student Award: Sophia Kwong outlines her vision for an improved Bristol Marina and a Climate Emergency Institute.
  • Book reviews: Eugene Byrne and Mike Manson look at recent books featuring Bristol.
  • Making history: Mike Manson provides a brief survey of Bristol’s historians.
  • A new heritage initiative: Simon Birch announces an exciting new campaign group.
  • Events, including several forthcoming Zoom events.

Previous Issues

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