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)

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 and industry at its heart, Bristol was a natural target for German bombing during World War Two. The German Luftwaffe were able to trace a (...Read full memory)

The old St James Barton area of the city was demolished in the late 1950s to make way for Bond Street and the bus station. The rebuilding of the city started almost as soon as the Second World War had ended. The blitz destroyed many historic buildings and St James Barton was changed forever. It is (...Read full memory)

This 1960s photograph shows Bristol's Fairfax Street in the Broadmead area. The large building on the left shows the former Fairfax House Department Store, later pulled down to build Bristol's Galleries Shopping Mall. The Co-op's Fairfax House was demolished and replaced by The Galleries car park. (...Read full memory)

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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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