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The Story of Bristol’s Eponymous Bridge

The Story of Bristol’s Eponymous Bridge

This is from a paper I presented at the Regional History Centre’s Symposium in 2010. For the full story of the Bridge, ‘Death and the Bridge – The Georgian Rebuilding of Bristol Bridge’ is available from me via Amazon. The kindle version is ‘Civil Engineering & Civic Apathy’ Bristol Bridge: Barometer of Bristol’s Prosperity The … Continue reading

Royal Fort House, Bristol

Royal Fort House, Bristol

This fine mansion was built on the site of a major fortification during the English civil war. This mansion was built by James Bridges for Thomas Tyndall, city banker, on a top overlooking the city of Bristol. It is now part of Bristol University but can be viewed from the outside any time. James Bridges … Continue reading