In 1809 Bristol was transformed by the opening of the Floating Harbour. 80 acres of tidal river was
impounded to allow visiting ships to remain afloat all the time. Over the next two centuries the Harbour
grew as a busy commercial port until it closed in 1975. Since then, it has been regenerated for leisure,
commerce and residential use. The images in this calendar help to tell some of the stories of Bristol’s
Historic Harbourside over the centuries.
Images courtesy of Bristol Culture.
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