Yesterday’s Brislington



81 mins.


Once a rural backwater in North Somerset, Brislington is now a bustling suburb of Bristol. Local historian Jonathan Rowe, with the help of his vast collection of nostalgic photographs, tells the full, fascinating story of the area. The Romans made their mark with a majestic villa, and a thousand years later the first church was established, where the beautiful St. Luke’s still stands. The Chapel of St Anne in the Wood attracted some notable pilgrims, including Henry VII. Many of Brislington’s historic buildings are also featured, together with pubs, schools and shops. You will also enjoy a tribute to local industry, including St. Anne’s Board Mills and Robertson’s, at one time the biggest jam factory in Europe.

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