BRISTOL ENGLAND

My Old Home Town and Lawrence Weston

updated 5th September 2010

 

There follows some views from around Lawrence Weston & other Bristol Landmarks.

Special thanks must go to Syd Smardon who heard my plea for the pic of the Jelly Mould Church. This view taken of the rear as Ridingleaze shops can be seen over the back. From memory it was a burnt orange in colour.

Talking about Churches, Our Lady of the Rosary was close to me for many years. The picture below if clicked will take you on a tour of the Church and provide some History and facts.

Below is a street map of Lawrence Weston, Showing the street I grew up in "Saltmarsh Drive" Marlenes St "Awdlett Close.

Jack and Ann Broome lived and so to still does cousin June in "Commonfield Road. Margaret Buckly is in Broadlands Drive. The shops are in Ridinglease. "Our Lady of the Rosary" in Tide Grove. "Lawrece Weston School" in in Stile Acres.

 

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ABOVE IS IN AND AROUND LW, THE LAYBYE WE WOULD WAIT FOR THE NUMBER 2 FOR THE HAYMARKET, 84B FOR THE CENTRE, 145 FOR SHIRHAMPTON. HERE IS RIDINGLEASE SHOPS AND THE TOILET BLOCK AND BUS STOP. THE SHOPS IN MY DAY WHERE, CO-OP, GADDS, WITTS, BUTCHERS? MEASONS, MOSTYNS, ROGERS & HARRIS, PERKS, PARKERS CAKES, BOOTS, NEWSAGENTS, BURDENS IRONMONGER,

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HERE IS MORE OF THE LAYBYE AND MY STREET OF BIRTH AND HOME SALTMARSH DRIVE

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FROM LAWRENCE WESTON WE RUN INTO BLAISE CASTLE, WE SPENT MANY A TIME THERE. PICTURES IN SOME SHOTS ARE MY SON DAVID AND MOTHER IN LAW MURIAL.

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ALSO IN THE HENBURY AREA PICS IS THE SALUTATION HOTEL AND MARLENES SCHOOL IN MARRISAL ROAD, HENBURY. OH SORRY ALMOST FORGOT THE BEE HIVE HOTEL

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THE TOP FOUR ARE COMMERCIAL SHOTS LLANDOGER TROW, COLLEDGE GREEN & BRISTOL CATHEDERAL, COUNCIL HOUSE AND VICTORIA ROOMS CLIFTON. OH AND THE CHURCH OF OUR MARRAGE HENBURY

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THE FINAL 6, BRISTOL GATE, HATCHET IN, KINGS, CHRISTMAS STEPS, COLSTON HALL, LEWIS'S, ARCADE, CORN STREET NAILS, HORSEFAIR AND MARKS AND SPARKS, HOPE YOU ENJOYED

Bit of History for those who dnot know. The nail (little plinth in street on pic on right) is where merchants paid for corn and stuff, they placed the agreed price on this item. The expression to "pay on the nail" come from this utility.

Oh before I go my most treasured image, makes you weep dunnit.

A BRISTOL BUS

Bristol is steeped in history as far as engineering is concerned. Boats, trains, aircraft (Concorde etc) Cars and even buses. Bristol Siddley engines produced many engines and Bristol Bus Co built the bodies (Later Eastern Coach works). These buses considered the Rolls Royce of Buses where mainley only seen in UK and Africa.

My Special thanks must go to Michael Walker who has all the inside info on this wonderful piece of engineering. He has corrected my previous info on the Green Limo's. I reprint his info below, thanks Michael...

Just a small correction! The buses were built by Bristol Tramways and
Carriage Company which became Bristol Omnibus Co (although at that time the
manufacturing was separated and became Bristol Commercial Vehicles) - and
they built the chassis of the buses - they closed in 1983. Bodies were
indeed built by BTCC, and this operation became Brislington Body Works, but
was closed in the early fifties, after which time the chassis were all
driven to Lowestoft for the body. BTCC and BCV also made bus engines but
again this came to an end in the sixties

Who can remember a bus like this crawling under the Iron Bridge at Kingsweston as the driver searched in a panic for first gear...

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