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Caption for Bristol, Christmas Steps C1935: Christmas Steps are just behind Quay Street, and are thought to have been built in the 1660s. When this picture was taken, the Steps had longs enjoyed a reputation as the place to go for antiques or to seek out old books.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

Memories of Bristol, Christmas Steps c1935

I was a 'Red Maid' from 1966-72, and at the end of November it was 'Founder's Day' commemorating the founding of the school by John Whitson in 1634. As Bristolians will well know the Red Maids walked from John Whitson's tomb to the Cathedral on College Green for a memorial service. After that (...Read full memory)

Goddamn fish and chips! At the very bottom of the Christmas Steps lies a building thought to date back to the 13th century, which has housed a fish and chip shop for well over 100 years. One of the first ever 'chippies' to open in England, this shop won a Best in Britain award whilst under the management of (...Read full memory)

The family that ran this shop in the early 1960's were the Stefano family. I was at school with Peter Stefano who later took a pizza franchise in Baldwin Street. In the mid 60's I and friends bought 2nd hand demob suits from Madame Virtue (theatrical costumiers) around the corner in (...Read full memory)

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