Plaques and pedestals: 12th December 2023

Gordon Young’s latest walk – this time it features Redcliffe as its subject, covering 17th-century King Street, cobbled Welsh Back and the soaring, cathedral- like St Mary Redcliffe church. There, we see a fifteenth-century memorial brass, normally not visible to the public, which is a beautiful and vivid demonstration of our city’s links with those early exploratory expeditions into the Atlantic which resulted in the discovery of America.

On the walk we meet a Bristolian who was famous for being anonymous (no, not Banksy – Chatterton) and a brave young cleric who assisted Wilberforce in his fight to end slave-trading. Finally, we arrive at a bombed shopping district now known as Castle Park, with a muddled mix of commemorative plaques, memorials and art installations.

Meet inside Watershed Café and Bar on Harbourside (A on our image) from 10am for a 10.30am start.

Members will be invited by email to book a place.

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