Bombs may not have been falling but the rain certainly was as Bristol development professionals were given a whistle-stop tour of the city’s wartime past.
Organised by Colliers International’s Development Consulting and Agency team, the Bristol Blitz Walk provided fellow development specialists with an opportunity to visit some of the most badly damaged city centre locations.
There was also an opportunity to sample a variety of wartime rations at Colliers International’s impressive new offices at 10 Temple Back.
Organised by director Chris Dawson, the annual networking event is aimed at Bristol-based development professionals and offers a new slant on the city centre’s most familiar landmarks.
He said: “Weather aside it all went well, the surprise hit from the wartime catering selection being the spam fritters!
“The event was received well by our guests with about 35 braving the appalling weather along with our DCA and planning teams, for what was an interesting look at the central area of Bristol from a different perspective. The walk helped us understand the physical impact of the Bristol Blitz on what was once the city’s commercial heart.”
The guided walk was hosted by local historian and Bristol Post columnist Eugene Byrne – who gave an informative commentary on the damage to people and property.
The Development Consulting and Agency team has previously organised developer events to explore Bristol’s mysterious Redcliff caves and taken to the water to get a fresh perspective on the city’s docklands.