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 »
WE HAVE OUR LIVES
Mike Hoyle and Clive Burlton
We Have Our Lives is a collection of extraordinary stories of the lives of some of the men from the Diocese of Bristol who fought and died in the First World War. In this book – commissioned by Bristol Cathedral – their stories and photos are collected together as a lasting memorial to their sacrifice.
BRISTOL’S AUSTRALIAN PIONEER
Robert Bush travelled to Australia in 1877, where he become a sheep farmer, influential politician and founding vice-president of the Western Australia Cricket Association. He returned as a millionaire and bought Bishop’s Knoll mansion, overlooking Avon Gorge. At the start of WW1 he converted it into 100-bed hospital to treat the Australian wounded.