Portbury Docks

New developments visits,12 & 26 July 2017

Portbury DocksThis year we are arranging a series of visits to new developments. Numbers will be limited and booking will be essential to events@bristolcivicsociety.org.uk. There will be a charge for each event and each will be publicised by ebulletin nearer the date.

Wednesday 12th July at 1.30 pm

Visit to Bristol Port. The Bristol Port Company operates the Royal Portbury and Avonmouth docks. At Portbury there are terminals for forest products, cars, animal feeds and jet fuel. At Avonmouth the terminals, foreshores and wild life environment plus wind turbines will be viewed.

Wednesday 26th July

Study visit to Avonmouth Village led by David Martyn, architect and the City’s Senior Conservation Officer. This walking tour of Avonmouth will cover its foundation, and early development as a new “city”. Discover the people and dreams behind the development of the docks and the “village” and explore the area through its architecture.

Wednesday 16th August at 2 pm – EVENT CANCELLED

Visit to Aerospace Bristol, is the new heritage museum being developed in Filton. This £19m museum will tell the story of Bristol’s world class aerospace industry past, present and future. The show stopping centrepiece will be Concorde 216 housed in her new purpose built hangar. This event is to be confirmed as construction is running behind.