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Bower Ashton is a small district in the Southville ward of Bristol, on Bristol's western boundary with North Somerset. This site is a personal site for the community that lives and works in Bower Ashton.

The right hand side panel on most pages shows news and coming events. Feel free to email me if you know of some event or news item that I have missed or if you have any questions about Bower Ashton.

Peter
Bower Ashton, Bristol.

The events include the many Ashton Court events, the Bristol Marathon, the UWE events, North Streets Ashton Beer Festival and Bristol City (BCFC) football home games. Anything less than a mile from Bower Ashton. Forgive me if I occasionally get carried away by something I like further away and don't forget all the repeating regular events, clubs and meetings too.

Bower Ashton's neighbours include the sometimes very busy 850 acre Ashton Court Estate mainly in North Somerset. The lower slopes of the estate are in Bower Ashton, that includes Smyth Field, the large field that runs up to the ha-ha immediately below the Mansion and also the lower part of the Red Deer Park.

Bristol's restricted growth westward over the last two centuries has been more than partially due to the lands once owned by and the influence of the Smyth family of Ashton Court.

Greville Smyth park (a 19th Century gift from the Smyth family to Bristol) has a riverside path that is part of the old tow path and is now a small part of the Avon Trail, for walkers & cyclists. The old tow path runs along the gorge to Pill and enters the gorge beneath Brunel's beautiful suspension bridge

Our Bristol neighbours in Ashton include the many small shops of North Street, rather dominated by the enormous red brick 'Tobacco Factory'. Now a theatre but once a very small part of the Wills and then Imperial Tobacco empires.

Bower Ashton is only two miles from the centre of Bristol. The entrance to the historic Bristol Docks is just across the River Avon.

There you can find another huge red brick warehouse containing The Create Centre & Bristol's Record Office with the steam harbourside railway, the ferries and much more all close by. See the Bower Ashton Residents Association (BARA) page on the new (in 2010) foot and cycle path that runs to the riverside park.

While Bower Ashton is a mainly residential district. It has two large educational facilities: Ashton Park School/Sports Centre and the Creative Arts Campus of the University of the West of England (UWE).

There are a few commercial businesses and the Forest of Avon Co-op woodyard in the old Park Farm buildings. With various clubs and societies, including the playing ground of Bedminster Cricket Club. As well as the kennels and stables for Bristol's Police Dog and Mounted Sections.

I will add whatever events and information I am aware of. Do email me if I have missed any events or to suggest a link to a site relating to Bower Ashton.

The changes section on the contact page gives a history of changes to the site.

More local information on the Bower Ashton Residents Association website.

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