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Walking Garth’s Streets

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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. Decades on, at the age of 70 in Hengrove Lodge, England began to record his peripatetic life through remarkably meticulous memories of place.

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 twenieth century 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.

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