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Bristol Cranes - a celebration of cranes in Bristol Harbour

Bristol Cranes paperback

Discover the cranes of Bristol city docks with this book:

Bristol Cranes - A celebration of cranes in Bristol Harbour

The cranes that can be seen on the quays of Bristol tell a story: they are witnesses to change.

Cranes feature in Bristol from the earliest days. They have changed with time, with technology and with the growing city. They were there as the floating harbour was built, as the port had its heyday and affected by its decline. They now loom in the background, as shapes from the past.

The cranes have a story to tell, as a key part of Bristol's history.

Let this book take you on a journey of discovery...


Published by Redcliffe Press
ISBN 978-1-906593-54-4

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Wapping Crane!

This is the campaign to return a historic DD2 crane back to Bristol...


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Bristol Cranes eBook

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ISBN (epub) 978-1-291-99751-4 

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Useful links  for historic harbour images

BIAS-Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society

MShed, (crane fund info.)

Bristol City Council: Museum of Bristol

Bristol Record Office

Redcliffe Press

Bristol Floating Harbour

Wikipedia entries: Crane, Bristol, I.K.Brunel, epub,

Website hosting: Namesco.

Wapping Crane! The campaign to return a DD2 crane to Bristol


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