Nailsea: Bottle Green and Coal Black

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Product ID 03229
Duration 72 mins
Nailsea: Bottle Green and Coal Black

Whether you are a newcomer to Nailsea, or your childhood memories include playing in the ruins of the Glassworks, this historical exploration of the town, illustrated by archive photographs and film, will prove a delightful experience.

Guided by members of Nailsea & District Local History Society, you will dig beneath the surface of this thriving residential town to discover 400 years of Coal Mining and an excellent reputation for Glassmaking, the subject of a comprehensive feature.

Find out why the Romans came to Nailsea and learn of the unexpected Anglo-Saxon origin of the town’s name.

You will also see how one local man earned a pension for life for warning Elizabeth I of impending doom, and hear how Hannah and Patty More were horrified when they first visited the glassworkers to recruit children for their Sunday School in the late 18th century.

With the help of some remarkable archive film, see the production line of what was Britain’s second largest Cider Works, and Nailsea’s biggest employer of the last 100 years, Coates Cider.

Then relax and enjoy a tour of present day Nailsea with its bustling precinct, churches, schools, historic public houses and fine examples of the town’s old vernacular housing.

Your journey also includes Nailsea Court, the parish churches of Wraxall and Tickenham, and a guided tour of St Andrews, Backwell, in the company of a church architect.

There really is something for everyone with Nailsea connections, past and present.

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