Avonmouth. BS11. By Richard Ford

Despite being a Bristol boy my entire life I’ve never had any real reason to visit the Avonmouth area, even though I live only a stones throw away, so I finally made the effort and visited in March this year.

Avonmouth is a port and outer suburb of Bristol. It is located at the mouth of the River Avon. Any Bristolian over the age of forty will be able to tell you about the plumes of yellow smoke that used to drift up the estuary from the work’s chimney. Thankfully the chimney disappeared a long time ago, but other remnants of the area’s industrial past are still very much in evidence.

These photos are the result of a couple of hours wandering the back streets.

Red Brick Building
Red Brick Building
Living in the Shadow of the Bridge
Living in the Shadow of the Bridge
Red Bricks and Box Hedges
Red Bricks and Box Hedges
Hidden Beauty
Hidden Beauty
Little Red Door
Little Red Door
Underneath the Avonmouth Bridge
Underneath the Avonmouth Bridge
H.M Customs Building
H.M Customs Building
Outdoor Living
Outdoor Living
Tower block and bungalows
Tower block and bungalows
The tropics come to Avonmouth
The tropics come to avonmouth
At the car wash
At the car wash
Discarded Christmas Tree
Discarded Christmas Tree
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
A load of Rubbish
A load of Rubbish
View of Avonmouth Bridge from below
View of Avonmouth Bridge from below
Silo
Silo

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