Old Market tour, credit Khali Ackford, Trinity Centre

Guided Walk of Old Market

#ThanksToYou

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Sun 01 December 2019

The Stag and Hounds

Guided Walk of Old Market

#ThanksToYou

Old Market tour, credit Khali Ackford, Trinity Centre
Sun 01 December 2019,

The Stag and Hounds

As part of the National Lottery’s 25th Birthday celebrations, this free guided walk of Old Market celebrates the fascinating stories of the area that that National Lottery funding has helped to unearth over the years.

Writer and historian Edson Burton, co-author of Vice and Virtue: A History of Old Market, leads a guided walk around Bristol’s Old Market. From industrialisation to industrial decline, from music hall to television, from cinema’s hey-day to sleazy continental screenings, from Conservative club to Communist party, from overwhelmingly white to multicultural, from church mission to secularisation, from thriving centre to neglected corner, Old Market is a barometer of Bristol and British history. Burton charts the fascinating journey with a range of anecdotes drawn from interviews with past and present residents.

The walk starts at The Stag and Hounds on Old Market and ends at Trinity Centre, where you can enjoy refreshments and listen to a playlist inspired by Trinity’s musical history.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers.

This walk has been programmed by Trinity as part of #ThanksToYou, a national campaign celebrating the contribution of National Lottery players in funding, supporting and restoring some of the nation’s most cherished heritage sites.

 

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