Bottled history!

Western Riverside developers Crest Nicholson have been keen to archive on film many aspects of their residential regeneration of an old industrial site and work to open up a whole stretch of the riverbank as a public amenity.

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The 1904 Stothert and Pitt steam crane at Western Riverside

Just recently work on replacing the old Destructor Bridge – with a new single-span link across the Avon for cyclists and pedestrians – uncovered a few more links with the city’s industrial past.

The man behind the camera has been Alastair Rzeznicki who heads Sunflower Film and Creative Agency which operates from Bath.

Alastair has sent me a link to an item – he has filmed – involving the discovery of old bottles  – on the site of the new bridge – and the involvement of The Museum of Bath at Work and curator Stuart Burroughs in ensuring they are kept safe as part of the city’s industrial history. Which he explores in an interview with Stuart.