This past Sunday our poetry group headed up to Bristol for an alternative Christmas get together, a walk around Bristol following the locations used by Coleridge, Wordsworth, Lovell and others involved in the Romantic Movement in the late 1700’s. Loosely based around the Lyrical Ballads collection, written by Coleridge and Wordsworth and published in Bristol.
Many of the houses, still remain, some have gone over time, victims of modernisation and war but there is enough to make an interesting mornings walk out of the route and the downloadable booklet gives lots of information about the groups life and directions. You can download it here at the foot of the page. An extra bonus was to be allowed into the Chatterton Room at St Mary Redcliffe, normally closed at this time of year, one of the vergers took us up to see where he wrote his poetic fakes on original parchment, along with work he claimed as his own.
Have a good day out, follow in our footsteps and have a stroll around Bristol.