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2018 CALENDAR: BRISTOL’S HISTORIC HARBOURSIDE

In 1809 Bristol was transformed by the opening of the Floating Harbour. Over the next two centuries the Harbour grew as a busy commercial port until it closed in 1975. The historic images in this calendar help to tell the story of Bristol’s historic harbourside.

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BRISTOL’S PAUPER CHILDREN

Shirley Hodgson

Shirley Hodgson describes the workings and motives of the organisations formed to care for the poor and vagrant children in the city, and opens a window into their ancestors’ past for the estimated 60,000 Canadians descended from Bristol’s Pauper Children.

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THE MATTHEW OF BRISTOL

Clive Burlton

This is the story of the modern Matthew – one of the most iconic symbols of Bristol’s age of discovery, and of its trading and seafaring heritage. She’s a faithful representation of the ship used by John Cabot when he discovered Newfoundland in 1497.   Built by Bristol shipwrights to mark the 500th anniversary of… Read more »

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