Sneyd Park

Sneyd Park

Sneyd Park is an exclusive inner suburb of Bristol, England, lying on the western fringe of the Durdham Down, adjacent to the Avon Gorge and the Sea Walls observation point. Home to many millionaires, Sneyd Park was originally developed in Victorian times. Many fine Victorian and Edwardian villas line the edge of Durdham Down. More modern housing has since been built down over the slope, towards Sea Mills, Bristol.

Durdham Down, in the vicinity of Sea Walls, was the location of the flight, on 12 November, 1910, of the first successful aircraft built by the Bristol and Colonial Aeroplane Company. Many thousands of Bristol's citizens flocked to see two well-known French pilots, Maurice Tétard and Henri Jullerot, give a public demonstration of the new Bristol Boxkite. Blériot's famous flight across the English Channel had occurred only the year before.

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