Thursday, July 14, 2005

Boat trip report

The GreenBristol boat trip was a great success with around 65 people enjoying a mid-summer cruise through Feeder canal and up the river Avon to Hanham Lock and Weir. The event was to introduce the local environment to residents of the NDC area and invite discussion on topics of interest. Speakers included Ivor McGillivray on Chemicals at the Netham, Robin Acton-Campbell on Trooper's Hill and Tanya Darch (Environmental Quality team, Bristol City Council) on the water quality of the Feeder and river Avon.

Photographer Liz Milner presented the photo competition winner, Mitchel Solars, with a Canon digital camera. Liz commented on the high standard of entries to the competition. Mitchel's photos, and those of other entrants, will be on the online map when it goes live and in an exhibition at Barton Hill Settlement next week. Several poets gave readings including Pippin Sadler, Jon Wisbey, Mark Adams, Sean, Helen Sheppard, and Editor of Venue magazine; Tom Philips. We were also enchanted by the melodies of Whalebone Polly singing their hearts out!


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