City History

Remembrance: Bristol’s War

Stephen Roberts investigates the local impact of the shattering conflict that shuddered to its end a century ago this month After more than four years of blo...

Russ Conway: Bristol’s First Popstar

Darryl W Bullock gives Bedminster boy and self-taught ivory-tinkler Russ Conway his due and suggests a permanent memorial in the city Whenever we talk of fam...

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...