Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Bristol Harbour Festival
This weekend the crowds will descend on Bristol's Harbourside, reminding us that the city is still a port and that people haven't forgotten their thousand-year old heritage. What we do tend to forget is that boatbuilders, marine engineers and others whose work is concerned with ships and the sea are still hard at work around the periphery of the old City Docks.
One of my motivations in writing Discovering Harbourside was to seek these people out and place the work they do now in the context of a long and colourful history. Stephen Morris went one better with a series of fabulous photographs that show just how vibrant the culture of the harbour still is.
That's enough of a plug for the book. Enjoy the Festival!