City History

7 of Bristol’s most haunted buildings

As the nights get longer and the dark days set in, John Hughes from Haunted and Hidden Bristol reveals some of the spooky goings on around the city From gru...

Sands of time: Weston-super-Mare

Weston is a resort for all seasons – wistful and windy in winter, but at its vibrant best in summer, when the promenade is packed with families. Andrew Swift t...

Life on the lake: 100 years of Henleaze

As Henleaze Lake celebrates its 100th birthday, local author Susie Parr has delved into the archives and written a book to preserve its rich past for generatio...

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...