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Celebrating the world’s finest Transporter Bridge. Crow Point Festival John Hallam Festival Director, NCIC [email protected] 01633 762155. Celebrating the World’s finest Transporter Bridge. Transporters and people movers Heritage and regeneration Crow Point concept Event overview

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Celebrating the world’s finest Transporter Bridge

  • Crow Point Festival

  • John Hallam

  • Festival Director, NCIC

  • [email protected]

  • 01633 762155


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Celebrating the World’s finest Transporter Bridge

  • Transporters and people movers

  • Heritage and regeneration

  • Crow Point concept

  • Event overview

  • Future plans






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Transporters and people movers

Franco-British Exhibition, London 1908

Santa Justa Lift, Lisbon 1902


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Transporters and people movers

  • 19th Century belief in technology

  • Rooted in fantasy eg Jules Verne

  • Cheap solution to river crossings

  • Failed when motor traffic increased

  • Few surviving examples, of which Newport’s is the finest!

Voyage to the Moon 1902






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Heritage and regeneration

  • finding our lost sense of place

  • focus on communities

  • local markets

  • eclectic partnerships


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Crow Point concept

  • Supporting social regeneration in Newport

  • Non-profit making c.i.c, with voluntary Board

  • Maximise use of Transporter Bridge for celebration

  • Ecology and sustainable transport

  • Encourage pride in Newport for future generations

  • Supporting diversity and a common sense of place



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Crow Point site

Location: Coronation Park, NP19 0RB


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Old Town Dock area

S.D.R.

Cogent

Felnex Estate

TransporterBridge

Crow Point site

Location: Coronation Park, NP19 0RB




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Social capital

  • Majority of income from private sector

  • Developmental model for future community projects

  • Develop access and use of National Cycle Network

  • New training opportunities in event management

  • Develop events market for South East Wales e.g. traders, PA Hire, marketing

  • Learning experience for community sector


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Crow Point futures

  • A future for the Transporter Bridge

    • SDR & M4 Relief Road showcase the Bridge in the new southern approach into Newport

    • Events like Crow Point can focus attention on bridge

    • A hub for social enterprise alongside Wastesavers; centre for cycle tourism on Route 4 into Newport.

    • Second “Crow Point” event planned for 2008


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