Saxons to the Seventies

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The Saxons to the Seventies: a free audio walk in Manor Woods Valley, Bishopsworth, south Bristol.

Discover the amazing hidden history of Manor Woods Valley, a small patch of ancient woodland in Bishopsworth. Listen in to pockets of the wood's history from the Saxons to the Seventies retold through narration, dialogue, humour and song. Expect local history with a pinch of dramatic licence.

A circular route just under one mile, lasts approx 45 mins. Some hills. Partly paved, partly woodland underfoot. Sturdy footwear recommended.

Content is appropriate for children aged 8+ to adult due to the concept and length of the experience. One sound spot features a bomb explosion.

You can access this walk on the 75 bus, getting off just past Bishopsworth Library. The entrance to Manor Valley Woods is opposite St Peter's Rise Convenience Store, 6A St Peter's Rise, BS13 7LU. Dogs on leads are welcome. There is street parking near the start of the walk.

Written and performed by Brave Bold Drama, an award-winning theatre and community arts company based close by Manor Woods Valley, in Withywood.

Brave Bold Drama
Brave Bold Drama



The Echoes

1: Welcome

Welcome to "The Saxons to the Seventies", an historic audio-walk by Brave Bold Drama, a locally base…

2: Stones on the Malago

Stones that built St Mary Redcliffe and Bristol Cathedral were transported to the build site in medi…

3: The Last Bomb in Bristol

You're standing in a bomb crater, made on 14th May 1944 at around 0200hrs. There were no fatalities.…

4: Domesday

This part of the woodland is very ancient, and is mentioned in The Domesday Book, recorded between 1…

5: Goats is good climbers, mind.

This land was farmed from the 1600s until the 1920s, including mixed livestock and arable farming. I…

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