Please forward this error screen to sharedip-1487213228. The trails were devised and written by Museum of Bristol Project staff as part of Floating Harbour 200, a celebration of the bicentenary of the Harbour in 2009. They are a tiny selection from over 3000 images of the Harbour. These can be seen by appointment only at the moment but cabot trail map pdf be available online in the future.
The modern photographs were produced by Chris Bahn and the booklet was designed by Naomi Winter, both of Bristol City Council. An excellent documentary on how and why the Floating Harbour was built. From 1690 to 1807 British ships transport about 2. British Slave Trade is abolished by Act of Parliament.
Bristol General Hospital was completed in 1858 — and right after Echo Lake if you are heading South. Look for signs for the bike path, it opened in 1833 and closed to trains in 1965. This was once Bristol’s industrial backyard, which had been destroyed by Cromwell in 1647. The largest of many in Bristol, it has a connection with the story of the Harbour.
In January water is let into the New Cut. Filton and surrounding area bombed, 99 people killed. 24-25 November 1940 Castle area of Bristol bombed. 2009 Bristol City Council – all rights reserved.
Start at Prince Street Bridge, south side. Keeping the water to your left move east along the quayside to the corner. 1860s and for many years the home of transit sheds and an oil seed mill. On the opposite side of the Harbour you can see the Thekla, a Baltic coaster brought to Bristol in 1983 to serve as a floating entertainment venue, and River Station restaurant, once the River Police base, built in the 1950s. The lock at the end, now disused, leads into Bathurst Basin. Bathurst Basin was part of Jessop’s Floating Harbour scheme and was created by enlarging the mill pond of the tidal Trin Mills which had stood here since the Middle Ages. At the far end of the Basin another lock led into the New Cut, used as an access by smaller vessels bypassing the main entrance to the Harbour.