ST5872 : Merchant Venturers' Almshouses, Bristol

taken 11 years ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

Merchant Venturers' Almshouses, Bristol
Merchant Venturers' Almshouses, Bristol
Homes for retired mariners since the 17th century. The plaque on the wall is a poem:
"Freed from all storms the tempest and the rage
Of billows, here we spend our age.
Our weather beaten vessels here repair
And from the Merchants' kind and generous care
Find harbour here; no more we put to sea
Until we launch into Eternity.
And lest our Widows whom we leave behind
Should want relief, they too a shelter find.
Thus all our anxious cares and sorrows cease
Whilst our kind Guardians turn our toils to ease.
May they be with an endless Sabbath blest
Who have afforded unto us this rest."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 June, 2006
Category
Almshouses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 587 726 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0521N 2:35.7437W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 586 725
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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