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A historical misprint from a Bristol newspaper

Jacob Shartman senior & junior & William Shartman: “This is to certify to all persons that are afflicted by worms in many parts of their bodies or any other distemper that I, William Shartman,...

I love synchronicity – how I ended up owning a Lysaght’s plaque

I love synchronicity. The story of how I was given my treasured drawing of the Five Collier Boys was at that very moment in preparation and not quite ready to go up on the...
9/11 Pic of my old TV on that terrible day

My Memories of 9/11

“Why didn’t they use their cell phones?” an American child is reported to have said recently at the 9/11 Memorial Exhibition in New York. A British boy or girl may have been equally baffled....

Bristol History – Celebrating the lives of ordinary people

This is the people’s history of Bristol. Not the famous people because their stories are covered elsewhere. What I am interested in are the stories of the working class, the poor, the people trying...