The Bristol Avon rises in Gloucestershire and its branches unite Malmesbury in Wiltshire. Well known for its architecture, and steeped in history, Bath is the first city encountered on the river's journey. Bristol, famous for its ships and seafarers, is the second. The river continues under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and through the spectacular Avon Gorge to the Severn estuary. Made navigable b...
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Phillimore & Co. (September 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
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and Bristol during 1724-7, the Bristol Avon was linked to London in 1810 by the Bath to Newbury section of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The navigation now provides pleasure boaters with an enjoyable cruise. This nostalgic collection of prints and photographs feature town and village scenes, as well as mills, bridges and locks, and there are illustrations of an astonishing range of river craft. This charming new study of the Bristol Avon will be of great interest not only to residents, river users and visitors to the area, but also to those who are researching their family history in the communities along its banks.