Bristol, Avon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bristol and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Bristol's Lost Streets

A list of just some streets which have disappeared or changed their names since 1900. Barr's Street (Lane until 1848) - Milk Street to St James's Barton - demolished and built over post-war for Broadmead Shopping ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

St John's Gate Broad Street

St John's Gate in Broad Street in Bristol is the only surviving medieval city gateway, at one one time there were seven gates into the old city. Fortified gateways pierced the town wall at intervals. St John's ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

The Ghost Of Sarah Siddons

It has long been claimed that the lady in black who haunts the beautiful old Theatre Royal in King Street, home of the Bristol Old Vic, is none other than the great actress Sarah Siddons. There are similar tales of ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend