Clifton Observatory featuring on BBC Radio Bristol

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We recently featured on BBC Radio Bristol’s lunch time show with Steve Yabsley.

Steve came over to The Clifton Observatory and met with local historian Mary Coward, who has lived in Bristol and the North Somerset area for many years.


These interviews feature our brand new 360 Café, expressing the fantastic view of the Suspension Bridge, how the building was once a Windmill used for grinding corn and an insight into the History of The Observatory.


You can now listen to the interviews here;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07j9gld – listen from 1:34

Day Two of the feature includes; A brief history of William West and how the Observatory was once used for local artists. Steve and Mary then venture into the tower to look at the Museum and Photography Room.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07j9gcy – listen from 1:35

Day Three: A further visit into the Museum and exploring the history of William West and his interest in Photography. Also including information on one of three of the UK’s working Camera Obscura’s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07j9hcb – Listen from 1:34

A huge Thank you to Steve and the BBC for visiting The Observatory and for including us in their show.

Also a huge thank you to Mary who took the time to give the listeners some insightful information.

Look out for us in more features to come!

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