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Bristol, Avon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

Bristol's Tramway Centre

I wonder just how many romances started after meeting under Bristol's old Tramways Clock, the time-piece once at the heart of George White's electric transport system? The ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

Bristol, High Street And The Blitz 1940

Bristol's High Street scene of many strirring events in Bristol's history the heart of the city was destroyed and lost forever in 1940. As a city with docks ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend