Bristol Port funds interpretation posts in Avonmouth Village

Published: Tuesday 15th May 2018

The Bristol Port Company is delighted to continue its work with A Forgotten Landscape (a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project) and to fund the interpretation posts in Avonmouth for the benefit of the local community and visitors.

Apprentices with Katie Scaife from a Forgotten Landscape by the newly installed interpretation posts

Charlie Luff-Rogers, a 22-year-old apprentice to the Port from the local area who officially opened the site, along with fellow apprentice Harvey Claridge said “It’s great that the Port gets involved in projects like this, not only do the interpretation posts give information on the area but they also form part of the larger project where people can do trail walks to visit the posts so it’s fantastic for the community as it will bring people to our village that may not have visited before.”

 

Bristol Port’s Katherine Lovell said “We were delighted to fund the interpretation posts that are intended to help explain a little of the local area’s history.  The posts in Avonmouth highlight the significance that the Port has played in the development of Avonmouth village and its role in bringing prosperity to the City, Region and UK.  The posts are a further example of our ongoing work with A Forgotten Landscape.  Last year we worked with AFL and a local farmer to introduce sheep grazing to an area of salt marsh within the Port’s Estate with the aim of improving the biodiversity of the area.”

 

Katie Scaife from a Forgotten Landscape, who was also on site for the grand reveal said “We’re really pleased to be working with Bristol Port Company again. Their generous support really helps our work and it’s great when local companies are so willing to invest in the community.”