EPW048307 ENGLAND (1935). The residential estate at Knowle Park, Knowle, 1935

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Title [EPW048307] The residential estate at Knowle Park, Knowle, 1935
Reference EPW048307
Date July-1935
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Place name KNOWLE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 360453, 170350
Longitude / Latitude -2.5689260330992, 51.430280441848
National Grid Reference ST605704

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Redcatch Park:Bowling Green and Tennis Courts. This area had been allotments during the construction of the Knowle Park Estate, before becoming one of the valued green spaces in south Bristol, just prior to the Second World War. Wartime bomb shelters were erected in Redcatch Park and later tree planting in the park uncovered remains of at least one shelter and rubble from bombed houses.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:46:26 AM
Knowle Cricket Ground & Tennis Club, with Bowling Green. The Knowle Cricket Club had been founded in Victorian times (1850s) and the first record of cricket being played on this well-appointed ground took place in 1894. Somerset used the facilities at Knowle in their county championship programme for June 1926 (against Hampshire), June 1927 (Worcestershire) and August 1928 (Essex). The famous Knowle Tennis Club was formed in 1893 and a good friend of this contributor, the late Derek Walkerdine (1936-2011), wrote a history of the club in 2007. A University Alumni Reunion event for the Geography Class of 1965 was held at the Tennis Club in July 2005 and a most enjoyable occasion it was too!

John Swain
Monday 15th of May 2017 11:20:14 AM
New housing units, roads and schools being constructed on the south side of Somerdale Avenue.

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Monday 15th of May 2017 10:05:19 AM
Priory Road, one of the developments on the eastern side of the Wells Road, triggered by the arrival of electric trams in 1900.

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Monday 15th of May 2017 10:00:34 AM

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:51:37 AM
A mixed land use zone which eventually became the Broadwalk Shopping Centre.

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:50:32 AM
Greenwood Road

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:43:39 AM
Wellgarth Road

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:42:42 AM
Wellgarth Walk

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:42:08 AM
Knowle Park Primary School

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:41:02 AM

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:38:54 AM
Broadfield Road

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:38:05 AM

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:35:20 AM
Spring Gardens

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:34:33 AM
Kingshill Road

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:33:12 AM

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:31:50 AM
Crossways Road

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:29:09 AM
Recreation Ground

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:26:44 AM
Teignmouth Road

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Monday 15th of May 2017 09:25:52 AM
Imperial Tobacco playing fields

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Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:27:20 PM

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:28:05 PM

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:27:45 PM

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:27:27 PM
Queensdale Crescent

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:26:50 PM
Queenshill Road

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:26:24 PM
Wells Road A37

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:25:47 PM
Somerdale Avenue

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:24:41 PM

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:24:11 PM

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Thursday 20th of June 2013 11:46:35 AM
Brislington church

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Thursday 20th of June 2013 11:45:51 AM
Do you know the name of the church?

Durbandeep.

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Monday 22nd of July 2013 10:50:17 AM

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User Comment Contributions

The interwar council housing estate at Knowle Park (Knowle West)was part of a massive development in the 1930s to the west of the Wells Road, which saw the construction of 6,000 homes for 27,000 people in both Knowle and Bedminster. The standard of the housing was high and was based upon the popular Garden Suburb movement of the time. Many of the folk housed in the above image had been relocated from the inner city slums of Bristol.

The writer lived in lodgings in Woodbridge Road (late Edwardian street, circa 1914), Knowle, for nine months from October 1962, during his first year as an undergraduate at Bristol University and thus parts of this area became familiar.

John Swain
Monday 15th of May 2017 10:15:38 AM
View looking east.

Class31
Wednesday 26th of February 2014 08:25:11 PM