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.
BRISTOL’S PAUPER CHILDREN
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.
THE MATTHEW OF BRISTOL
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 »