Better Bristol magazine

Better Bristol is the Bristol Civic Society magazine, funded from members’ subscriptions. The Spring-Summer 2024 issue is the latest to be published.

Spring-Summer 2024 issue

From the Chair Simon Birch looks back on his ten years as chair of the Bristol Civic Society.
Major Developments in Bristol Simon Birch and Peter Ellis review a selection of important proposals.
Bristol Beacon Shines Nigel Dyke reports on Bristol Beacon’s stunning £132 million transformation.
Easton Jamia Mosque Abdul Malik writes of unity, growth and inspiration in the heart of Bristol.
Election Fever With council elections AND a general election coming up, Eugene Byrne tries to contain his excitement.
The county that used to be Avon Eugene Byrne traces the story of the unloved county, and tries to figure out where, exactly, he lives.
Ashton Court Festival Richard Jones has fond memories of Bristol’s much loved, and missed, music festival.
Glenside Hospital Museum Stella Mann celebrates the museum’s fortieth birthday. However, the museum’s future is uncertain.
Blue Plaques Commemorating war veterans and worthy citizens Gordon Young reports.
Handel Cossham Eugene Byrne sums up Cossham’s life and work.
Ashton Court Mansion Bristol Civic Society is working to secure a positive future for this important building. Simon Birch provides an update.
Thomas Rennison and his Grand Pleasure Bath Peter Cullimore uncovers the story of a hidden eighteenth century swimming pool in Montpelier.
Cracks in the Code Jeff Bishop questions government Design Guidance.

Read the Spring-Summer 2024 issue.

Previous issues

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