Bristol to Torquay

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Seeing the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol was a highlight of the trip to Torquay for Dave Haddock. ALAN PAYLING

In the second part of his article re-creating an express coach journey from Manchester to Torquay in the ‘good old days’ of coach travel, Alan Payling covers the Bristol to Torquay section of the trip

When they arrived in Bristol the coach stopped at Anchor Road, but before arriving there, what Dave clearly remembers about Bristol was the drivers who would veer off the A38/Gloucester Road that still runs into the city centre. They would then cut across Clifton Downs, passing Bristol Zoo and then drive down the hill to Portway so everyone could see the Avon Gorge and Brunel’s suspension bridge. Dave recalls that seeing Brunel’s bridge was one of the best parts of the whole trip. […]

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