Giving the Path an identityThe Bristol & Bath Railway Path has proved to be a source of inspiration to many artists and craftspeople who have created over a dozen pieces of public art along the route.
The Interpretation ProjectThe Avon Valley Partnership was successful in securing Heritage Lottery Fund money to create eight pairs of interpretive panels along the route. The stands were specially commissioned from Steve Joyce to reflect the colours of the old Midland Railway. Time capsules produced by children local to each panel are buried beneath. Communities along the Path helped to identify stories and images relevant to the locality. The project was managed by Ruth Coleman & Peter Milner.
Staple Hill seatingIf you journey along the Path to Staple Hill platform today you will find handsome seats by sculptor Steve Joyce. Part of the inspiration for the design came from work with Year 5 pupils at Staple Hill Primary School, spring 2004.The pupils visited the station area and then went on to explore the idea of 'tracks' and other related themes in a set of arts workshops.
Gaius SentiusCenturian drinking fountain near Warmley marks the crossing of a Roman road. It was sculpted by Gordon Young and was commissioned by Sustrans. There's a picture of this and Steve Joyce's Dancing Drum fountain at Easton in the pictures at the top of this website's home page.
Fish on Nose by Doug Cocker(right)
On the site of old Fishponds Station, a brick fish diving into a pond. A time capsule collected by local children is concreted in its belly.