The Stoll, Bedminster Hippodrome, Bristol
Memories of Bristol Cinema The Hippodrome/Stoll, East Street, Bedminster, 1915-1941 The Stoll picture theatre, or Bedminster Hippodrome BS3 as was pictured in the early 1920s not long after films took the place of live acts - The show carried on for another 20 years until the Hitler's bombers left this fine building in ruins.
1911 Frank's Corner Shop, Lombard Street, Bedminster, Bristol
1911 Frank's Corner Shop in Edwardian Bristol, corner of St John's Road and Lombard Street, Bedminster, which served generations of Will's tobacco workers. The shop was still there until the 1970s. The former W. D. and H. O. Wills, tobacco building, is shown right of picture, the facade was kept and the general style copied by the large supermarket that now covers the site.
WD. & HO. Will's factories, Bedminster, Bristol
image above: WD. & HO. Will's factories Bedminster Bristol 1950. Later apart of the huge Imperial Group. Today the once great tobacco trade in the city is no longer.
5 Photos Of The 1968 Bristol Flood | Best of Bristol
Bristol Flood of 1968 The Great Flood of 1968 happened after huge amounts of rain and thunderstorms hit the South West in July. Sweeping away roads and bridges, seven people lost their lives and the floods caused untold devastation to property across the South West. 1. Ashton Gate gets flooded
Bristol Then & Now - Dean Lane, Bedminster
Bristol Then & Now - Dean Lane, Bedminster top image: View of Dean Lane Bedminster Bristol, photograph taken from corner of Alpha Road . Date 1910-20's. Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church on right demolished many years ago. Today Holy Cross RC Primary School stands on this site next to the present church. Joe Skinner the local milkman on his rounds poses for the photographer. The Clarence Hotel can be seen on the left (now Tap & Barrel) 43 Dean Lane. bottom image: Same view 2012 - The first…
The Great Flood of 1968 Ashton, Bristol
The Great Flood of 1968 - Picture taken at Ashton Bristol. Memories of the flood of 68 ALDERMAN JACK BOSDET was a Councillor for Southmead Ward in Bristol in 1968:— "The night of July 10th 1968 brought considerable misfortune and sadness to many people in Bristol and surrounding areas of Somerset and Gloucester. On that particular evening, I was carrying out my usual round of calls in the Ward amidst continuous thunder, lightning and torrential rain. It became increasingly intensive during…
G. Plaster grocer, St John's Lane, Bedminster, Bristol
Image above: A greengrocer's shop in St John's Lane in the 1930s. Wintle’s in West Street and Plaster’s in St John’s Lane were typical of small family grocers. Other Shops which have lingered in the memories of many Bedminster people are Collard’s the butcher, originally at Poet’s Corner, North Street; Moden’s the pork butcher, also in North Street and Babbage’s the East Street butcher where cattle were driven through the shop to be slaughtered at the rear. Bessant’s had several…
Bristol Then & Now - British Road, Bedminster
top image: Victoria Cottage, Hewitt's corner shop, British Road/Victoria Place, Bedminster (now refurbished). bottom image: Same view as above 2013 - Victorian end terrace cottage on British Road, Victoria Cottage of 1837 and to the left not in view Albert Cottage of 1842. The road was renamed Victoria Street, originally being Back Lane linking farm land to West Street, when an 18th century version of London Inn blocked the access to East Street. Like The Albert on West Street that replaced…
Old Bedminster Characters - Bedminster Biddy
Bedminster Biddy or Treacle Belly in all her glory she was well known on the street's of Bedminster, Bristol. (She loved the taste of black treacle and molasses) photograph was taken in 1905, she was a female tramp named as Sally Treacle Belly, Sally Ashbox, Boss Eyed Nell, Snowdrop, The Bedminster Chorister she lived in various sheds ect in the back roads around Bedminster Parade. Her name was given as Pamela Watts. Pamela Watts born 1867 Regent Street,Bedminster. aka Sally Ashbox, Boss…