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Getting to Know Bristol.ppt

  1. 1. Getting to Know Bristol Similarities and Differences
  2. 2. Bristol’s Function (Past) <ul><li>Bristol offered: </li></ul><ul><li>A working harbour </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bristol’s Function (Present) <ul><li>Bristol offers: </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bristol’s Function (Employers) <ul><li>The main employers in Bristol are: </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry in Defence </li></ul><ul><li>NHS </li></ul><ul><li>University of Bristol </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who Are the People of Bristol?
  6. 6. Who Are the People of Bristol? <ul><li>Multicultural </li></ul>
  7. 7. History <ul><li>Bristol is located on the River Avon which flows into the Severn Estuary; because of this prime position Bristol became important for the marine trade. Bristol’s port was the second largest in England after London as it was in such a prime position. Bristol traded with many other countries such as: </li></ul><ul><li>- France </li></ul><ul><li>- Spain </li></ul><ul><li>- Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>- Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>- Barbary Coast </li></ul>
  8. 8. History <ul><li>At this time Bristol’s main export was Woollen Cloth. They also exported coal and lead. They imported Wine, Grain, Slate, Timber and Olive Oil. </li></ul><ul><li>The Royal African Company, a London based trading company, had control over all trade between countries in Britain and Africa before the year 1698 . The Society of Merchant Ventures, an organization of elite merchants in Bristol, wanted to commence participation in the African slave trade, and after much pressure from them and other interested parties in and around Britain, the Royal African Company’s control over the slave trade was broken in 1698. The first Bristol slave ship was the Beginning and was owned by Stephen Barker, purchased enslaved Africans and delivered them to the Caribbean. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What attracts people to come to Bristol? <ul><li>Tourism (sphere of influence) – Shopping Centres, Zoo, Brunel (Suspension Bridge, SS Great), Banksy’s Art, Clubs, Museums and the Railway </li></ul><ul><li>Education – Successful Schools and Universities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Regeneration <ul><li>Bristol City Council is working to improve the city's built environment, reduce social exclusion in our most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, strengthen the city's economy and improve access to employment and training, particularly for people living in deprived neighbourhoods. </li></ul>http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/environment-and-planning/regeneration/;jsessionid=0126EF962801A6EB018394B11C6A3731.tcwwwaplaws2
  11. 11. Sustainability <ul><li>Bristol was the first cycling city. </li></ul><ul><li>Get power from the national grid. </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol City Council collect your recycling once every two weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol explores sustainable fashion. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mapping – Burgess Model <ul><li>Bristol doesn’t completely reflect the burgess model because: </li></ul><ul><li>There are some expensive places nearer the centre of Bristol. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 2 CBD’s </li></ul>

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