Quayside Bristol: The City and Its Port in Recent Years by Frank Shipsides & Robert Wall

Quayside Bristol: The City and Its Port in Recent Years by Frank Shipsides & Robert Wall lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Local History section.

Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 1992, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Colour plates [16]; Black & white drawings;

From the cover: Quayside Bristol is the story of the Port of Bristol and its associated waterways from the years of the Second World War. It records how Bristolians recovered from the disasters of war, and, despite setbacks and controversies, modernised their thousand year old port and created a city which is one of the most admired in England.

In many colour illustrations and dozens of line drawings, Frank Shipsides has captured the dignity of the old city and the vibrancy of the great commercial centre that is modern Bristol. Now Bristols best known living artist, he brings forty years experience of the Bristol scene to his most impressive series of paintings yet.

The story of Bristols post-war maritime history accompanies the illustrations. In it, Robert Wall, a member of the Port of Bristol Authority for over twenty years, tells how Bristol fought a thirty year battle to modernise the dock system and how the redevelopment of the citys central area caused some of the great controversies in which Bristolians delight, but which have helped mould the Bristol we know today.

The resulting book the second on Bristol that Frank Shipsides and Robert Wall have produced together will be essential reading for all who admire and love Bristol. It will inspire them and the many visitors to the city to explore further the story of Bristols greatness.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¾” x 7″.

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