CloseTheDoor'Close the Door' is a nationally organised campaign aimed at persuading retailers to save energy by closing their doors in cold weather. It has achieved some success along the Gloucester Road but there is more work to be done there.

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:

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Bishopston that we love has some fabulous sights and we are increasingly keen on photographic material here on our web site to highlight this. We're building up a collection of online photo albums. You will see some of them referred to elsewhere on our web site, according to topic.

Below is a complete index of all our albums. You can access any album by clicking on a thumbnail. Click on an image in an album to see a larger version or slideshow.

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

 

 

This can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_xfecRChyw

 

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