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A Brislington Autograph Book, 1916

Through the magic of the internet assisted by the mention of Brislington on this blog, I was recently contacted by Carol Gordon of Bolton, Lancashire. A while ago Carol bought a tiny autograph book,...

Brislington Coal

There are references to coalmining in Brislington from the early 17th century: the first being in 1614 when Anthony son of William Roache, collier, of Brislington was apprenticed to Chris. Powell, a Bristol weaver....
“With every good wish from the Brislington Boys!”

Index of names: Brislington’s & St Anne’s “We shall remember them”.

I had a few people who enquired whether I might add an index to “We Shall Remember Them” book so they could easily track down their Brislington and St Anne’s ancestor in World war...
The Miller Family Football Team, 1914

The Miller Family Football Team, 1914

With the Euros on our collective minds I am honouring our Brislington family team, the Miller family. By 1901 the Millers arrived at 9 Grove Road with a large family and were soon blessed...

The Pillinger Family History in Four Volumes

How it all started for me! This is the history of the Pillinger Family that I began to unearth nearly 50 years ago when I stumbled across a gravestone in St Luke’s churchyard in...

“We shall remember them” : Brislington and St Anne’s in the Great War 1914-1919

If you attend church on Remembrance Sunday it is quite likely you will hear the names of the local War Dead read aloud by a member of the congregation.  St Luke’s, Brislington is no...

Brislington Bulletins

Brislington Bulletins 1066-1600 began as “something mediaeval” an idea for my BA dissertation, but when the project became top-heavy, sparse for the early period, and too much at the end, it was unworkable. So...