Memories of Bristol

Fisher Family

My grandfather was born in Bristol in 1900, he was Henry Fisher, born 11 Walpole Street, Bristol. His father was Henry Fisher who was a master hairdresser, his mother Lavinia had a ...Read full memory

A memory 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

Pay Up On The Nail

'Cash on the Nail' the man said. . . and a century or so ago in Bristol he really meant it. For the deal would have been clinched on one of Bristol's four famous nails standing ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

Bristol Tramway Company

Bristol Tramway Company and the glory days of the tram: After the First World War the Omnibus Company changed its name from Bristol Tramways to the Bristol Omnibus Company/ ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

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