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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Historical & Vibrant Bristol

Aloha Everyone,

• Legendary infamous pirate Blackbeard was born in Bristol as Edward Teach. He had a hideout in Redcliffe caves and a home on Harbourside which is part of the Blackbeard walking tour.

• Clifton Suspension Bridge was the site for the first bungee jump.

• Rivena, a popular blackcurrant flavored soft drink was invented by a University of Bristol scientist in 1933. During the war, people consumed it as an alternative source of vitamin C.

• M Shed is a great place to hang out to learn the story of Bristol from prehistoric times to present.

• Floating Harbour was opened in 1809 to overcome the challenges of the second highest tidal range in the world. It is now a destination offering boat trips, water sports, restaurants and bars.

• Colston Hall opened its door in 1867. It offers diverse entertainment including music and comedy.

Aloha -- Cathi