EPW061546 ENGLAND (1939). A cityscape from Upper Knowle towards the city centre, Bristol, from the south-east, 1939. This image has been produced from a damaged print.

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Title [EPW061546] A cityscape from Upper Knowle towards the city centre, Bristol, from the south-east, 1939. This image has been produced from a damaged print.
Reference EPW061546
Date 5-June-1939
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Place name BRISTOL
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Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 360260, 170867
Longitude / Latitude -2.5717604270378, 51.434915883103
National Grid Reference ST603709

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House of Charity, Industrial School and Chapel (1890-1902).

John Swain
Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:48:40 AM
Redcatch Road, which dates from about 1920 and was designated the B3122 later in the 1920s. It became one of the routes from the Wells Road westwards towards Lower Knowle, Windmill Hill and Bedminster. On the 1904 OS map of Knowle, Redcatch Lane is shown linking St.John's Lane in Lower Knowle to the Wells Road, with associated buildings at the House of Charity (1890), Warden's Lodge, Chapel (1902) and Industrial School. Today, the House of Charity is St.Saviour's House and St.Peter's Hospice occupies the remaining buildings.

John Swain
Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:24:27 AM
Perrett's Park was opened around 1900, at a time when the southern Bristol suburb of Knowle was expanding either side of the Wells Road. With an area of just six hectares, it remains a popular open space in the locality, with steep slopes providing plenty of sledging in the harsher winters.

John Swain
Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:17:44 AM
A series of short 19th century terraces on the east side of Victoria Park, between St.John's Lane and Hill Avenue. From north to south the streets are: Montgomery, Mardyke, Monmouth, Merioneth, Maidstone, Water Lane, Margate, Nottingham and Newport, or right to left in the photograph.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:07:50 PM
Victoria Park on the north-east side of Windmill Hill. It was opened in 1891 on a sloping site and is the largest municipal park in south Bristol (20 hectares). The image shows the well-laid out paths in the park and a bowling green and tennis courts have been added to the amenities.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:01:13 PM
Bonded Wills Warehouse, one of three built by the tobacco company between 1905 and 1914, which remain significant elements of the townscape in the 21st century as Grade II Listed buildings.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:48:41 PM
Bedminster, an industrial part of Bristol from 1897, which grew up as a Somerset town in the 19th century, from 3,000 in 1801 to 78,000 in 1881, based on coal, tanneries, glue, paper, metal smelting and the famous tobacco company of WD & HO Wills.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:42:39 PM
Bedminster Station on Fraser Street, opened on 27th May 1884.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:29:45 PM
Carboniferous Limestone Clifton-Clevedon Ridge forming the skyline to this 1939 cityscape of Bristol.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:19:31 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:17:28 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:16:44 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:15:38 PM
Cabot Tower (1897) on Brandon Hill.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:14:14 PM
Wills Memorial Tower, University of Bristol (1925).

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:13:04 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:11:15 PM
St.Mary Redcliffe Church

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:10:07 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:09:04 PM
Upper Knowle, late 19th and early 20th century suburban growth on both sides of the Wells Road.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:07:24 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:03:53 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:01:08 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:00:01 PM
Woodbridge Road

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:59:26 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:58:30 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:56:05 PM
Recent (1938/9) housing development on the west side of Redcatch Park: Stoneleigh Road/Crescent/Walk.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:54:02 PM
Invisible but the centre of Clifton Suspension is approximately where the point of the arrow is positioned

kent2
Wednesday 28th of January 2015 12:56:17 PM

tapanddie
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 05:29:11 PM
This contributor first visited Redcatch Park in October 1962, when staying in lodgings in Woodbridge Road. The park had been allotments throughout most of the 1930s, but was opened as a valued green space in Knowle just prior to the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, when the neighbouring interwar council estate at Knowle Park had been completed.

John Swain
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:51:24 PM