History
The Golden Hill Community Garden was born out of the efforts of the Horfield and District Allotment Association, in particular a group of people who wanted to create a community allotment which any one could visit;

bristolhistory

Only accessible on Facebook, this group has been formed and is dedicated to showcasing the history of Bristol through photographs. For more information on 'Bristol Then and Now' see: here

GCCCfloods

The Howzat Campaign Group has sent us the following, most up to date information on the proposed floodlight planning application for the cricket ground.  (The earlier article on our website on the flood lighting and our response to the application can be seen here)

After a significant delay due to technical problems, there is now some information on light spill.........

gloucesterroad97

Some of our readers may have seen an article in the recent ‘Bishopston Voice’ about local artist, Tim Foster who has drawn all the buildings along the stretch of the Gloucester road running from Sommerville Road to Zetland Road.

severn beach railway

Initially this line only ran from Temple Meads to Clifton Down. It opened in 1874. The tunnel extension under the Downs to the Avon Gorge was not opened until 1877.
There was a railway line opened in 1865 running from Avonmouth to Hotwells ending at a site in the Avon Gorge just under the Suspension Bridge.

Mistlemistlethrushes

                              Mistlethrush with fledgling

Friends of St Andrews Park has been running monthly bird walks for about 5 years now. We've seen a good selection over that time because the park provides ideal habitat for many species in what is otherwise a very built-up area of Bristol.

spotlights2

Howzat, the campaign group formed by local residents of Bishopston and Ashley Down with the original objective to challenge and revise the stadium expansion plans of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) report that.....

 mem-aerial-view

Photo taken from the Memorial Ground website

Our secretary has just received information, below, about a new (blog) website that argues strongly for the retention of the existing Memorial Ground. But the site: memorialground has much more to offer, including a history of the Memorial Ground with some fascinating pictures of its earlier years . 

delmonico

The Delmonico restaurant is finally 'closing' after 13 years, though it will be merging with (or swallowed by?) the apparently more successful Zazu's Kitchen, just up the road. The seemingly endless openings of new eating places on the Gloucester Road in the last few years has perhaps finally reached saturation point.

GCCClightsHOWZAT have circulated the latest letter from GCCC about their floodlight plans.
We understand that the planning application has been delayed until later in September.

 

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