The history of the village of Shirehampton is inextricably linked to the Kings Weston estate. A new Conservation Area character appraisal has recently been adopted by the council, almost doubling the area now protected by the designation and setting out its historic character and significance. In celebration of this relaunch of the Conservation Area we are planning to give a guided tour of “the village” taking in all of the old, and newly added, areas as well as a generous helping of Kings Weston history.
The walk will be led by our Chair, David Martyn, and take place on Saturday May 27th. The walk will cost £7 per person, with all proceeds going towards KWAG’s work on the parkland. The tour will set off from Lamplighters car park on Station Road at 2pm and take around 2 hours. It will take in everything from regal arrivals at Lamplighters to the Georgian Green, look at the fascinating history of the Bristol Garden Suburb as well as many of the historic buildings surviving in the area.
If you’d like to join us on this walk you will need to book a place as numbers need to be limited. If there is enough interest we will keep a stand-by list and possibly schedule another in the future.
KWAG members like you have preferential booking before wider advertising of the event, so book your ticket head over to booking website. Please check out our poster and if you have anywhere to put one up please let us know.