Shirehampton, Avon

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Shirehampton, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Shirehampton

Historic Maps of Shirehampton and the local area.

When my father got a job in Bristol after the war we moved to Bristol from Leeds but there was very little housing available. After a year of living with a family ‘in digs’ as it was called then, we were allocated a council flat in a beautiful Manor House at the bottom of Park Hill just off the green in Shirehampton. I have wonderful memories of being in the fabulous garden there all day with ...see more

Move to 31 Playford Gardens when they were built in 1955 as a kid. I remember the steam rollers still laying the main road, the new doctors at the bottom of Mancroft Ave, with Doctor Page and the open fields at the back where the M5 runs now. Good times and some great friends made there.