22 Nov 2021 |
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** Hannover Quay is now formally marked and signposted once more.
The Quay on Harbourside, an area originally known as Canons Marsh, was named after our
twin city back in the mid-1990s along with the Bordeaux and Porto Quays. Bristol City Council
policy officers Stephen Hewitt and Dammy Legrand worked with the planning and Legible
City teams to make it happen.
The original signs were unveiled during the 50th anniversary of the twinning by the Lord
Mayor and the Oberbürgermeister.
The sign was damaged more than a year ago but has now been replaced by a more robust
replacement – looking its best again for our anniversary visitors next year.
Originally Canons Marsh was a hay meadow owned by St Augustine’s Abbey (now Bristol
Cathedral). In the 19th century it became a centre for the shipping industry but the area became
derelict after wartime action and the transfer of port of Bristol activity to Avonmouth in the late