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Henleaze History

Although not covering Bishopston history, the following website may well prove of interest, looking as it does at the history of the nearby neighbourhood of Henleaze:


Some reminiscences of early St Andrews

Memories of the St Andrews area before its development: An extract from ‘Bristol City Suburbs and Countryside Bristol’ by ARTHUR  SALMON, published by Bristol Times and Mirror, 1922.

My first remembrance of what is now St Andrew’s Park is of a broad meadow; and as there is always one impression that stands out from all others, my memory is of a summer evening when this field was ripe for mowing, its long grass scattered thickly with clover and buttercups.


History of Bishop Road school

The following account is taken from English Heritage's report that it wrote as part of its full review of the school as a possible building deserving listed status.The request to EH for this review was made by the Bishopston Society in response to seeing the proposed Council's design for an extension to the primary school. This was felt to be totally lacking in sympathy with ithe original architecture.


Update on new Health Centre in the Bristol North Baths building Jan 2014

Dr Mark Allen writes:

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to speak to The Bishopston Society back in September and enjoyed the evening. Sadly, shortly afterwards, Dr Mike Archer announced his resignation which was a great disappointment to his colleagues and patients alike.


Childhood recollections of Gloucester Road in the 1950s and 60s

Starting in 1957, when I was five, I can remember the unfortunately named “Ponts” greengrocer, on the corner of Zetland Road and Gloucester Road facing the old Lloyds Bank,opposite the Greek Kebab take away.


Gloucester Road Traders: Business Improvement District (BID) Update

The BID will now proceed in the southern area only (from Cotham Girl's School to Pig Sty Hill and Zetland etc)


Our photo albums

The Bishopston that we love has some fabulous sights and The Bishopston Society is increasingly keen on photographic material here on our web site to highlight this.

We're building up a collection of online photo albums. There are nineteen so far. You will see some of them referred to elsewhere on our web site, according to topic, but below is a complete index of all of them. You can access any album by clicking on whichever album thumbnail you like.

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury to meet Gloucester Road Traders

The Gloucester Road Traders Association have secured a personal visit to this area by the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Chris Leslie MP.


Short video of History of Bristol North Baths



This can be seen here:

Redland e-news: selected topics

Below are three topics taken from the recent e-news from local Lib Dem councillors, Fi Hance and Sylvia Townsend.



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