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Thanks to a recently installed webcam, people from around the world can now enjoy the stunning view of Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour from Underfall Yard at the click of a button. The webcam project is part of the Trust’s wider effort to allow visitors to remotely engage with Underfall Yard and Bristol Harbour. In future it is hoped the live feed will help promote the […]

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Underfall Yard and Café have now reopened, and Bristol Ferry services and tours will resume from May 17th. To mark their long-awaited return, you are invited to join Underfall Yard Trust and Bristol Ferry for a free virtual tour of Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour and Underfall Yard. The Virtual Tour will take place on Tuesday April 17th at 1.30p.m. Departing from Castle Park, we will […]

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On 9th of April at 12 noon you are invited to join Underfall Yard Trust to experience the Harbour Scour and explore ‘Brunel’s Other Bridge’ from the comfort of your own home. The visit will begin by considering the Harbour Scour which is an essential part of Bristol’s silt management system. Taking place on a fortnightly basis, the Scour sees Cumberland Basin emptied at low […]

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In January 2021 Underfall Yard Trust began offering virtual tours of the yard. Initially intended to be a temporary measure, the Trust has decided to continue to offer virtual visits alongside traditional in-person visits. The tours have been an excellent way of allowing Underfall Yard to continue to tell its story and engage with the community during lockdown and since January, nearly 600 people from […]

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NAUTICAL KNOTS

April 2020

Underfall Yard is all about the Harbour and the sea. Why not learn to tie the perfect knot from the comfort of your own home? All you need for most knots is about one metre of rope or thick cord. For some knots you will also need something to tie on to, a table leg would be ideal. Carrick bend instruction simple Heaving line knot […]

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Underfall Yard’s Power House is a landmark on Bristol Harbour. Print your copy here to see if you can brighten the place up! You are welcome to send photos of your work to info@underfallyard.co.uk to add to our gallery!

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In Spring 2020 Underfall Yard taking part in Bristol City Council’s inaugural Learning Festival. Underfall Yard Volunteer Journalist Alex Taylor investigates. An array of local organisations are getting involved including: Arnos Vale Cemetery Brave Bold Drama Bristol Adult Learning Bristol Ferry Boats CALM Clifton Suspension Bridge GenECO OnSite PROPS SS Great Britain Underfall Yard Unite the Union University of Bristol   Underfall Yard is involved […]

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New for 2020, Underfall Yard is happy to announce a new opportunity for visitors to experience the yard’s unique Victorian Workshop in action. Underfall Yard is a working boat yard and docks maintenance facility that has been in continual use since the 1880s. While the history of the yard and the development of the Harbour can be investigated in the visitor centre, a lesser-known jewel […]

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Come along for a special evening of poetry centred on the activities, soundscapes, and history of Underfall Yard by the boatyard’s first ever Poet in Residence, Suzannah V. Evans. Suzannah has been at the boatyard since mid-July and will share material written over the past few months. She will be joined by the local Bristol poets Holly Corfield Carr and Jack Thacker. Refreshments provided. Please […]

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The yard’s Poet in Residence Suzannah V. Evans has been immersing herself in life at the Underfall.   ‘Like a man in a boat who is safe and sound as long as he stays within the boat’s timbers’ Bernard O’Donoghue, ‘The Boat’ I’ve now been working as Poet in Residence at Underfall Yard for a month, and it’s been glorious. I love loping round the boatyard […]

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