Guide to landmarks in park's spectacular view
A PANORAMIC viewpoint plaque has been unveiled in Perrett's Park, Totterdown.
It marks the culmination of a two-year project to enhance enjoyment of the picturesque green space off Sylvia Avenue.
The view from the park takes in Dundry, Ashton Court, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, both of Bristol's cathedrals and the Wills Memorial building.
The plaque was officially unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Bristol Peter Main at the weekend.
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COPP – the Community of Perrett's Park – was formed in 2007 by locals interested in the park. Following a survey of 1,000 homes nearby, one anonymous response contained the suggestion of installing "a panoramic view plaque" to celebrate the park's vista.
Founding chairman of COPP, the Rev Laurie Burn, picked up this vision and masterminded the project.
He asked local artist Emily Ketteringham to draw an outline of the view, which has been etched into stainless steel and mounted on a stone plinth, made by Paul Janes, of Totterdown Stone Studio.
Mr Burn said: "Perrett's Park is a very special place to so many local people and it's the amazing views which make it so unique. The plaque project seemed to me an ideal way to celebrate this and especially to involve a local artist and craftsman.
"I hope it will provide a lot of pleasure to locals and visitors in identifying the landmarks of our city."
Martin Grant, current chairman of COPP, added: "I am certain that this beautiful plaque will allow park users to enjoy, even more, the splendid views of Bristol and beyond and I am grateful to Laurie for making it happen."
The cost of the project – about £,1200 – was largely met by a grant from the local neighbourhood partnership, as well as from fundraising by COPP at community events such as the annual picnic in the park.