Over the winter months work has been continuing apace on the interpretation posts. As well as the creation of the text and design of the posts much time has been spent consulting on locations with local communities and seeking a whole raft of permissions and consents that were necessary to gain before anything could go in the ground. Finally the much awaited day arrived for the first posts to be installed. The weather wasn’t exactly on our side with sleet, hail and rain lashing down on Nigel (creator of the posts) and his intrepid team of installers. However they refused to be deterred and so far posts have been placed in situ at Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston Moor, Littleton-upon-Severn and Whale Wharf. Over the coming weeks the posts will be installed at seven more locations. There are a wide range of stories told on the interpretation ranging from the tragic tale of St Alrilda, to rare water voles in Avonmouth and the history of the Windbound pub at Shepperdine.
Several of the posts have been kindly sponsored by local businesses so many thanks to The Bristol Port Company, South Gloucestershire Council Streetcare, Delta Properties and The Severnside Ramblers for their contributions.
Once Spring finally begins to show her face (hard to imagine given the current weather but surely it can’t be too far away) why not visit one of the sites to see them for yourself? You can explore the proposed locations on our interactive map.