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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When Bristol started rebuilding in the 1950s, it promised itself a shopping centre fitting for the Young Elizabeth age of the new Queen Elizabeth II. The old, much-loved Wine Street, Castle Street, shops had gone up in flames in the first big blitz of November 1940. The new centre, it was decided, would look (...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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