Bristol, Broadmead c.1965

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Caption for Bristol, Broadmead C1965: Broadmead runs between Union Street and Penn Street, and was a part of the regeneration of the city centre following the destruction of the Second World War. Redevelopment entailed the demolition of some of Bristol's older buildings, including the Ebenezer Chapel of 1795, and the extension of Broadmead to incorporate Rosemary Street.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

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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 men were frightened by ice, but he forged on, landing somewhere, possibly on the coast of Newfoundland, possibly on the coast of Cape (...Read full memory)

I can remember my parents taking me to a furniture shop at the bottom of Union St, opposite the cinema which a friend of my father ran. I have tried and tried to remember the name with no luck - it was in the late fifties - can anyone remember it.

A list of just some streets which have disappeared or changed their names since 1900. Barr's Street (Lane until 1848) - Milk Street to St James's Barton - demolished and built over post-war for Broadmead Shopping Centre. Barton Alley - widened in 1860s and became Bond Street. Carey's Lane - Old Market (...Read full memory)

My mother's name was Gladys Letton, she lived in Eden Grove, Horfield, she was in the WLA. Is there anyone out there that would remember her?? A great web site, thanks for any help. Carol.

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Caption for Bristol, Broadmead C1965: Broadmead runs between Union Street and Penn Street, and was a part of the regeneration of the city centre following the destruction of the Second World War. Redevelopment entailed the demolition of some of Bristol's older buildings, including the Ebenezer Chapel of 1795, and the extension of Broadmead to incorporate Rosemary Street.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

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