steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Steeped in History

I've lost count of how many streets claim to be Britain's steepest, but Vale St in Bristol is one of them - and that's the setting of Banksy's latest masterwork (photo courtesy of Ayako, who lives nearby).


Coincidentally, Colston St, so named in the nineteenth-century by aficianados of Bristol's formerly bestatued slaver, is to revert to its mediaeval name: Steep Street. It will be hard to make the usual "erasing history" objection stick when it's actually an act of restoration. As citizen, as scholar and as smartarse, I approve.

(Yes, Bristol is hilly.)
Tags: bristol, current affairs

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