City History

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...

10 Things We Didn’t Know: Colston Hall

The beloved Bristol landmark is 150 years old this year, and to celebrate, we took a look back through the Colston Hall archives – which make for some fairly su...