Finally the Brislington Brook brass rubbing trail is complete! The paths have been resurfaced and the beautiful new entrances designed by local children and made by local blacksmith Paul Gulati (www.paulgulati.moonfruit.com) have been installed. As you may well know, part of our original Heritage lottery funding was to develop a brass rubbing trail along the Brislington Brook corridor, this is a series of 9 plaques dotted along the Brislington Brook through St Anne’s Wood and Nightingale Valley. The trail, workshops and new paths and entrances were joint funded by Bristol City Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, the Neighbourhood Partnership’s Wellbeing fund and the Heritage Lottery.
If you would like to download a trail leaflet you can do so here, or they will be available from local shops, schools and Wick Road Library soon.
These are some of the images created when we ran workshops with children at St Anne’s Juniors and the Kingfisher School to come up with inspiring images and ideas for the trail.
Here are some images from the workshops:
Below are the designs which have come out of the work done with schools and local community members plus the plans for footpath improvements.
The image below is of the new proposed path at the back of the new school on the old Wicklea site. This will join up the tarmac lane beside the school/Brooklea Health Clinic and the old set of steps leading up from the Packhorse Bridge.