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

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

As the holiday season approaches, we can expect even more of a buzz around Bishopston, with high spirits and revelry percolating through the neighbourhood - especially up and down the Gloucester Road, an area particularly well served by bars, restaurants, and  food/alcohol outlets of different kinds.

   Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement in England reports: "This week over 4,000 enquiries have been submitted by communities across the country, in order to find out about having local facilities listed as 'assets of community value'.

 

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