Avonmouth, Docks 1901

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Caption for Avonmouth, Docks 1901: The earliest scheme for a non-tidal basin at Avonmouth capable of taking vessels too large to reach Bristol was a £1.5 million project promoted in 1852. Alas, it got nowhere, but work did begin in 1868 on a single basin. After running into financial difficulties on several occasions, it eventually opened in 1877. While this was going on a rival scheme was being promoted at Portishead.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

More about this scene


Caption for Avonmouth, Docks 1901: The earliest scheme for a non-tidal basin at Avonmouth capable of taking vessels too large to reach Bristol was a £1.5 million project promoted in 1852. Alas, it got nowhere, but work did begin in 1868 on a single basin. After running into financial difficulties on several occasions, it eventually opened in 1877. While this was going on a rival scheme was being promoted at Portishead.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

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