11 July 2018

Summer walk: African-Caribbean history of St Paul’s and Montpelier

Find out more about St Paul’ s Black history with this walking tour that follows in the footsteps of iconic Black Bristolians from Victorian times to the early 2000s.

Where was the iconic Bamboo Club and where did the St Paul’s riots in 1980 start? And who is the statue in Grosvenor Square dedicated to?

Stops long the way will highlight significant moments and landmarks and introduce you the sometimes hidden history of the neighbourhood. See the only statue of an African-Caribbean in Bristol and find out how people within the community have left their mark on the area, from playwrite Alfred Fagon to activist Owen Henry.

The walk will be led by Tanja Bah, a recent UWE graduate who created an introduction to the area’s Black History for her final project

Start point

Starts at Ivy Church, 5 Ashley Hill, Montpelier

End point

St Paul’s

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

For your safety

Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.

The summer walks are sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.

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