Steve Stacey’s book The Colour of Football was launched at Ashton Gate Stadium with former Bristol City players, Steve’s family, football fans and officials attending.
The first black African-American to play professional football in the UK returns to his childhood home of Bristol next month to share his story with youngsters growing up in the city today.
Steve Stacey will fly from his home in Australia to talk about how he progressed from his humble beginnings of kicking a ball around in the gas-lit streets of post-war Bristol to playing in the top tier of the English game.
All at Bristol Books were saddened to hear of the death of John Sansom of Redcliffe Press. He put Bristol on the publishing map and he will be sadly missed by all in the publishing community.
From Brycgstow To Bristol In 45 Bridges, by Jeff Lucas and Dr Thilo Gross, has been published this month by Bristol Books.
The importance of bridges to the city of Bristol is written into its very name; the first written reference to the city, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 1051, calls it Brycgstow, which means ‘place by the bridge’.
A new book celebrating 175 years of village cricket opens up a window on life in Somerset through the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the present day.
The book, published by Congresbury Cricket Club in association with Congresbury History Group, tells much more than the story of cricket in the village over the generations.