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Memories 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. ...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

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Arthur Cottrell

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol

Wedding Ring

we bougt my wedding ring in shop here

A memory of Bristol by Patricia Blake

War

The Blitz started with the Sirens wailing in the early evenings, to warn of the approach of enemy planes. Then complete silence for quite a long time as we waited with mounting apprehension in ...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

Memories Of Bristol Docks

The large vessel in the foreground is a pleasure steamer belonging to Campbells, the 'Empress Queen', and was the first screw steamer owned by the company. The vessel on ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Julia Skinner

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