Memories of Bristol

Reception

I had my wedding reception here in 2004, after marrying at Quakers Friars, we were lucky enough to be some of the last couples to marry there. I am Bristol born and both my husband and I ...Read full memory

Corn Exchange

Before the railways (railroads) came, there was no particular reason why people in Bristol, England should keep the same time as people in London. At that time there was no practical ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

Open Spaces And Industry

I visit family and friends occasionally on returning to my birth place of Bristol. I still enjoy as I did as a child 'The Downs' and 'Blaise Castle Estate'. Then particularly ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

The N.H.S. Early Years To Retirement

The Transport Department at Southmead Hospital when I joined them consisted of an officer, foreman, and four porter drivers, with two buses, three vans, ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Arthur Cottrell

Wedding Ring

we bougt my wedding ring in shop here

A memory of Bristol by Patricia Blake

To Sea

The Seagoing Years. I must have left the Army sometime in August or September of 1949, and went back to C.J.King & son, tug owners, to carry on with ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Arthur Cottrell

Church In Hotwells

St Augustine the Less was in Hotwells, Bristol, on Hotwells Road oposite Dowry Parade. I think it was demolished after the war, and replaced with a block of flats.

A memory of Bristol by Arthur Cottrell

Pero's Bridge

The warehousing which dominated Prince Street, Narrow Quay and Prince's Wharf have been found new uses, largely cultural and media-based. The industry on Canon's'Marsh has gone, replaced ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

Rebuilding Bristol In The 1950s

When Bristol started rebuilding in the 1950s, it promised itself a shopping centre fitting for the Young Elizabeth age of the new Queen Elizabeth II. The old, much-loved ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

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