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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.

floodlights

The Howzat organisation wish to inform local residents that Gloucestershire Cricket Club are holding a public exhibition of their proposals for floodlights at the County Ground on Friday 18th July 3 - 8 pm

annualflowers2With the help of a grant of £5,000 from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action fund, and with additional input in the form of the expertise of BCC, members of Friends of St Andrews Park were able to effect their plan for a three-year project aimed at reducing anti social behaviour in the park.

GlosRdsceneThe website, 'Bristol Culture' recently came up with this interesting collection of facts about the Gloucester Road shops and venues.

young ones
The untimely death of Rik Mayall, the actor who played one of the main roles in the hugely popular 1980’s BBC TV comedy series ‘The Young Ones’, is a reminder that many of the scenes were filmed in and around Bishopston.

ColstonsgirlsschoolI attended Colston’s Girls’ School from 1932, when I was six, until I left in 1943. Pupils came to the school from a wide area of both Bristol and beyond.

AllotmentLia Leendertz is a gardening author and journalist (a regular contributor to the 'Guardian') who lives in Horfield. Here she begins her search into the history of Horfield allotments.

Park treesOne of the features of St Andrews Park particularly appreciated by many, if not most of its users, is its many mature and varied trees. If you are an arboriphile, you may like to learn more about the trees of St Andrews Park here.

 

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