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Shirehampton Sketches by Richard Coates
Shirehampton is a place of great and varied interest, both historical and modern. With its neighbour King’s Weston, it has been a Gloucestershire farming village, a retreat for Bristol gentry, a destination for tourists to see one of the best views in the country, an industrial suburb, a major military centre, a place of experiment with housing of many different sorts, a beautiful place to play golf, and, through being the place out of which Avonmouth was carved, one of the most important middle-sized ports and specialized industrial zones in England.
This book of 84 short chapters and three features deals with many different aspects of life and history in the Shire area, some well known, many tantalizingly hidden in plain sight, with much on historic local people, buildings and other features that you can see today when you visit.
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