Gloucester Docks developed rapidly at the beginning of the 19th century with the opening of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. The very fine surviving brick built warehouses are a testimony to the prosperity brought to the city by the large imports of grain in the middle of the century. However the opening of Sharpness New Docks in 1874 sent Gloucester Docks into terminal decline. Against the odds, the collection of warehouses survived the 20th century and in recent years have been the focus of several ambitious regeneration projects in the docks.
This fully illustrated talk looks at the development of the port along with its buildings, people, vessels, railways and the goods handled. It will also show the major changes that have occurred in recent years and finally consider what might happen in the future.
Friday 20th March
3pm - 4.30pm
Adults tickets: £7.50
Under 18's: £5.00
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Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust
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