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Guided Walk: Bristol’s Urban Myths

Festival of the Future City

Starts outside Watershed  |  £6.50 – £12

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Historian and journalist Eugene Byrne has spent 30 years listening in on urban myths about the city of Bristol. Join him on a walk around some of the sites of these tall tales – and find out whether there’s any truth to them.

What happened when a medieval merchant’s wife got hold of the elixir of life? Hint: It didn’t end well. Where did our own local Spring-Heeled Jack attack? Which office block was HQ for a royal assassination? For more than 30 years Eugene Byrne has been filing away historical yarns, plus the tall tales he’s heard in the pub or newsroom. Now he invites us to leave our scepticism at home for a tour of some of Bristol’s least believable stories.

Eugene Byrne is a Bristol-based author, historian and journalist.

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