Bristol, Avon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Denmark Street

During my search of my family history, I have discovered that a brother of my gran (Annie Brown nee Shill) owned a shop on Denmark street, Bristol. He ran a hairdressing business from 1917-1930. It was near to the Hatchet Pub, on ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by helen.jane

The Port Of Bristol

Bristol's great heritage started from humble beginnings. An Anglo-Saxon settlement by the name of Brigstowe steadily grew into a thriving port. After the Norman invasion of 1066, a castle was built in what is now known as ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

John Cabot The History

Cabot used only one ship with 18 crew, the Matthew, a small ship (50 tons), but fast and able. He departed on either May 2 or May 20, 1497 and sailed to Dursey Head, Ireland. His men were frightened by ice, but he forged ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend