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.

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.

 

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