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You’ve shared 64,446 memories of 7,214 towns & villages. From just a few words, to rich, insightful stories, they are a fabulous record of local life.

Featured 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 way of communicating information about time over a distance. When the telegraph made such communication possible, it became necessary for people living in one area to agree that they would not keep their own local time, but would all keep ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol, Avon shared by Paul Townsend

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