City History

Bristol architecture: Modest & Modernist

Ray Newman looks at the dominant architectural style that characterised many Bristol buildings after the Second World War Walls of glass, flat roofs, frames...

The Clifton Club:
200 Years Young

Behind the closed doors of Clifton’s private members’ club, Jessica Hope explores its 200-year history If we turned the clock back a couple of centuries, Bri...

Dower House: The mysterious M32 manor

Andrew Swift detangles the mystery of the manor above the motorway and its much-debated future Perched high above the M32, like something out of a Gothic fan...

City History: Water under the bridge

Ray Newman remembers the bygone medieval beginnings of a local landmark It’s a defining image of our capital city: Old London Bridge spanning the Thames with...

The history of Bristol’s suffragettes

Local author Jane Duffus has a new book out this month, cataloguing more than 250 fabulous females from Bristol's past. Here, we’re introduced to a few of the&n...

The ghost signs of Bristol

Andrew Swift has been out hunting for signs of the city’s commercial history. Those faded advertisements for long-forgotten businesses – otherwise known as gho...

A new era for The
New Room museum

The most famous Bristol attraction you’ve probably never heard of, and what’s changed there during 2017 How much remains today of what went on in Bristol dur...
Concorde

Flight of the Concorde: Aerospace Bristol

A £19million industrial heritage museum is soon to open in Bristol – telling the story of more than a century of aviation history in the West, through insight i...
Tony Bullimore

Bristol Bulldog Spirit: Tony Bullimore

It's 20 years since round-the-world solo yachtsman Tony Bullimore survived six days trapped in freezing waters under his capsized boat. Emily Horton finds him r...