Poetry walk following St John's Conduit from St Georges down Park Street and across to the Bristol Beacon. Poet:Martin Rieser
St John's Gate
St John's Gate, which stands at the bottom of Broad street, is the last remaining part of the city wall, with Church of St John the Baptist built above it. The two side passages were created in the 1820s. Niches in the wall contain the figures Brennus and Belinus, according to legend they founded the city. Nearby St John's Conduit was originally built for the friary of the Carmelites but also supplied the people of Brandon Hill. The parishioners were allowed to use only the overflow from the system, and they took advantage of this again during the blitz of World War II when water mains had been damaged. (wikipedia)
St John's Conduit, Poem by Martin Rieser, traces an ancient water pipe from Brandon hill down Park …
Poem by Martin Rieser
Background music by Victor Wayne
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