Clifton: A Place For All Seasons
This is the story of Clifton and Hotwells, one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic areas. It is told by Mike Pascoe, author of ‘The Clifton Guide’ and writer of many articles on Clifton’s past.
Beginning with the Iron Age camp near Bristol’s world famous Suspension Bridge, you will travel through the centuries to the Clifton of today. On the way you will learn about Clifton’s inhabitants – famous and infamous – the glory that was the Hotwell Spa, the splendid Georgian and Victorian architecture and Clifton’s natural beauty. No wonder that Sir John Betjeman described Clifton as ‘the finest suburb in England’.
Other key features include a major public school, early photographic experiments, ‘Bristol diamonds’, pirate voyages and the site of the local gallows. You will also be introduced to the forger whose portrait appears on a banknote!
Whether you are new to the area, or a lifelong resident, you are sure to enjoy this fascinating presentation.
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