Barton Hill History Group whirlwind October!

GARRY ATTERTON, BS5 | Bristol, United Kingdom | Barton Hill

Barton Hill History Group whirlwind October!

1. Keep posted on our Heritage Trails

During October 2021 the Barton Hill History Group has been celebrating the amazing local history of East Bristol with activities and events for you to get involved in.

Barton Hill has an incredible and special history, however much of the physical past of historical buildings have long gone. With the support of Bridging Histories, a team of volunteers are working together to write the Heritage Trails and create a really important resource about the history of Barton Hill.


2. Now on YouTube!

We have launched the Barton Hill History Group YouTube channel. Over time we'll be adding all the films and tape recordings about Barton Hill and surrounding districts we have collected over the years. Have a look here to watch amazing footage from the time of redevelopment in 1962.

3. Old Barton Hill School Days

We are hosting a walk entitled Old Barton Hill School Days. Have you done your homework? Join us on a walk around Barton Hill visiting old schools on Thursday 28 October, meeting at 12 noon at Avonvale School.

4. Radio Bristol Podcast series

You can now hear us on Radio Bristol. The Voices team have created a podcast series based on the original Voices of the Past live broadcast from August 2020. Episode one was played 4 October on BBC Radio Bristol. The 6 minute long podcast is played at around 20.17 (one hour 17 minutes into the show) after some funky Latin music. Do have a listen.

Episodes 2 and 3 followed over the next two weeks. On Tuesday 26 October at 8.15 pm Garry Atterton will discussing with Adam Crowther the BBC Radio presenter, the contents of the podcast series and how it was put together.


This will be an all day event at St. Annes Board Mill Social club, Avonvale Road Redfield on Saturday 30th October 2021 from 11am to 4pm. Entrance is FREE, but donations are welcome.

Please make every effort to attend and support the history group and the St. Anne’s Board Mills Club. We have booked a fabulous new room called the New Room! The bar in the club will 5 2021 BHHG COMMUNITY HISTORY DAYbe open from 12 to 3pm, where you can have refreshments. Tea and coffee will also be served throughout the day. The Skittle Alley will also be available to ensure people have as much space as possible to safely meet, have a chat and catch up on old times.

The event will be a chance to meet the team behind nearly 40 years of local history in East Bristol. We will be featuring new high quality displays on Barton hill, Lawrence Hill, New Town, Redfield and Whitehall. There will be incredible models of Lawrence Hill Station, the old Cotton Factory of Barton Hill, New Town street patterns, Lawrence Hill before and after the roundabout and Whitehall School. There will also be slide shows running all day. Books and magazines about Barton Hill and surrounding districts will also be available.

For more information about the Barton Hill History Group then contact Garry Atterton

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