The untold story of street improvement in Victorian Bristol – a talk by Peter Malpass, a retired University of the West of England professor and author of The Making of Victorian Bristol was published in March 2019.
As Bristol grew in the 19th century its narrow and, in some cases, steep streets became more congested and more obviously in need of improvement. Of particular concern from the early 1840s was the route between the new railway station at Temple Meads and Clifton and this presentation will focus on how, over a period of fifty years, new roads and bridges were constructed, partly to compensate for the lack of a centrally located station.
Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, Wednesday 22nd May 7.30 pm.
Tickets are £5 each bookable in advance
The photograph is of Victoria Street and Temple Street, with the statue of Neptune.