GRShopsThis is the big question about Bishopston set to be re-opened at The Bishopston Society's next public meeting, recently announced for Tuesday 17th April 2018, 7.30pm, at Gloucester Cricket Club.

It’s thirteen years since The Independent billed the Gloucester Road as “the last great British high street”. Now it’s time to look again at the vitality of our area in economic and community terms.

We’re lining up a talented panel of speakers and aim to get you, Bishopston Society members and other guests, to examine hopes and fears for Gloucester Road over (say) the next thirteen years.

So far, we've secured contributions to our panel from Councilor Eleanor Combley, Anne-Louise Perez of Gloucester Road BID, Sarah Thorp of Gloucester Road Central, and Chris Wallace of The Gloucester Road Story.

We’ll focus on Bishopston and Gloucester Road from a local traders’ perspectives, look at trading history and trends, and share our hopes and fears for the future. We’ll celebrate all that’s so good about the combination of retailing and community spirit in our area, and look ahead to the warnings of decline that are evident. We’ll identify what we as local citizens can do to preserve and develop our area, in a positive and forward-looking, not nostalgic, way.

So, please commit this meeting, "The last great British High Street? - the future economy of Bishopston" on Tuesday 17th April 2018, 7.30pm, at Gloucester Cricket Club, to your diary, and stay tuned to this web site for further details nearer the time.

Meanwhile, to remind ourselves of some of the wonderful independent retailers on Gloucester Road, take a peek at our slide show, one of many from our extensive collection of photo albums on Flickr.

Artemis, March '14
Bristol Furniture Works, March 7th '14
Bristol Tools, March '14
Brunel Tailoring, March 7th '14
Buddhist Centre, March 7th '14
Dev's Kerala Restaurant, March 7th '14
Fig, March '14
Iota, March '14
Kindle, March '14
Millards, March '14
Moodles, March '14
Paperplane, May, '14
Pawson's, March, '14
Room 212, March' 14
The Perfect Browse, March '14
The Rosebud florist, March 14
Ablectrics, June 2014
Aroling Buddist Centre, June 2014
Art Bristol, June 2014
Bakers and Co, June 2014
Bishopston Hardware - June '14
Books for Amnesty, June 2014
Bristanbul Patisserie, June 2014
Bubalu, June 2014
Cafe Ronak, June 2014
Cake, June 2014
Delmonico, June 2014
Grape and Grind, June 2014
La Ruca, June 2014
Halo, June 2014
Lynne Fernandes, June 2014
Natural Born Floring, June 2014
Poppers the Party Shop, June 2014
Reason, June 2014
Relax Coffee Lounge, June 2014
Roxford's Pet Shop, June 2014
Scrumptiously Sweet, June 2014
The Hobgoblin pub, June 2014
Way, June 2014
Zazu's kitchen, June 2014
Gloucester Road Fruits, August 2014
Gallimaufry, August 2014
Pho Hanoi, August 2014
Feather and Fox August 2014
Pink Lemons August 2014
Xing Long
Bliss, August 2014
Launderette Cafe, August 2014
Lunar Optical, August 2014
Cafe Lazz, August 2014
Pearce's China, Glass, August 2014
Pearce's hardware, August 2014
Bishopston Fish and Chips, August 2014
Po prostu Nasze, August 2014
Cibo Ristorante, August 2014
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