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By Anthony Beeson

Brycgstowe, 'the position on the bridge', because the Saxon founders of Bristol as soon as referred to as it, is a urban of future. as soon as the second one port within the state and one of many wealthiest towns in Britain, it has loved centuries of prosperity in accordance with production, seafaring and exchange. Geographically break up among the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset and approached through sea during the dramatic Avon Gorge, town got a Royal constitution in 1155.It used to be an business urban defined within the Georgian interval as 'by dust cemented and through smoke obscured'. The Bristol of the prior is illustrated right here in drawings, work and pictures, many formerly unpublished, from the wonderful assortment held within the Bristol relevant Reference Library's neighborhood assortment. they're contrasted with glossy color photographs documenting the myriad alterations the final century has noticeable during this friendly city.

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