Almondsbury, The Bowl Inn c.1955

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Caption for Almondsbury, Bowl Inn C1955: The Bowl Inn, when Georges' Beers was still a family run brewery. Scottish Courage's Bristol brewery is said to be the largest in the UK now dedicated to the brewing of real ale.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

Memories of Almondsbury


Ahh.. What a rush of memories return to my mind as I ponder the view of the vale of Almondsbury laid out before me. I grew up in the lower village (then known as marshwell crescent). My father's family hailed from the deepest depths of Patchway common, where my Grandfather was the local Cobbler (always making ready the (...Read full memory)

MEMORIES OF ST.CATHERINE’S I was a boarder from Jan.1947 to July 1951. My memories too are happy ones. The principal, Ralph Cooper taught us Geography, Science and Latin and he stank of stale tobacco and his fingers and moustache were stained. His wife, Joyce, taught us cooking on the huge Aga stove. They had a (...Read full memory)

I have very fond memories of the school and Mr and Mrs Cooper, and I was one of the privileged children to move to Parkstone in Dorset when the Coopers moved there. I was in Miss Stoddart's class and I can still remember the smell of the herbal cigarettes she used to smoke, and on the rare occasion she (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at this school from 1954 to 1961. I was in Miss Staddart's class. She used to take us to pictures on Saturdays, some of the films which I saw were 'Ben NUr', and Norman Wisdom's films. My friends I remember were Clive Wood, Peter Adams, Maurice Fountain. I can also remember trying to go swimming at nights, and also (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Almondsbury, Bowl Inn C1955: The Bowl Inn, when Georges' Beers was still a family run brewery. Scottish Courage's Bristol brewery is said to be the largest in the UK now dedicated to the brewing of real ale.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

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