Barton Hill Cotton
A detail from Bill Guilding’s mural on Stapleton Road Railwway Station, Bristol.

As part of the Journey to Justice events this walk is about the struggles of Bristol’s men and women workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It starts on Valentine Bridge (behind Temple Meads Railway Station) with an introductory talk, crosses over to Avon Street, continues through the old industrial working class areas of St Philip’s and Barton Hill via the Great Western Cotton Factory, and ends at the Old Council House in Corn Street.

Starting at Valentine Bridge on the Floating Harbour behind Temple Meads Railway Station (BS1 6DX), the walk (which is mainly on the level) and talk will take up to three hours. I suggest you take a bottle of water for refreshment along the way but please note toilets are notable by their absence on the first section of our walk.

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