First ever exhibition of Garth England's remarkable drawings of Bristol's buildings and streets.
c. Bristol Archives
Meeting Point: Provided upon booking
Wed 9 Aug 2017
18:00 - 19:30
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Join Pete Insole as he explores the twentieth century developments in architecture of Garth England’s neighbourhood around Wells Road and Broadwalk.
This walk is a related event to the Architecture Centre’s summer exhibition ‘Murdered with Straight Lines: Drawings of Bristol by Garth England‘. The walk is a wonderful opportunity to retrace the South Bristol streets Garth England captured in his drawings and knew only too well through his professions as paperboy, telegram boy, milkman and railway man.
Born in 1935, Garth England spent his working life in South Bristol treading the pavements of Knowle, Hengrove, Bedminster and Totterdown. Through his work he developed an intimate knowledge of his local neighbourhood and its distinctive architecture.
Peter Insole, the Principal Historic Environment Officer in the City Design Group at Bristol City Council, will retrace and re-examine the streetscapes of Garth’s memory and appraise their twentieth century architectural designs. Pete Insole is an Research Associate at the University of Bristol. During 2010-11 Peter managed the English Heritage funded project to create Know Your Place, an online resource that won the ESRI UK Local Government Vision Award, 2011 and the Urban Design Group Francis Tibbalds Award in 2014.