Football, Workhouses & Eastville Park.

In this episode, Dr Roger Ball, Matthew Billington and Joan Knight tell us about the old Eastville workhouse, the story of Frances Morley (also known as Blanche Paine) and the work of the Bristol Radical History Group. The official historian of Bristol Rovers, Mike Jay, shares memories of the football club playing at the old Eastville Stadium, which opened in 1897 and formerly stood where the Ikea and Tesco are today. Finally, 92-year-old Hilda Brace and her daughter Jenny share their recollections of Eastville Park through the years.

Contributors: Paul Davis, Emily Wilden and Jo Feather

Sound: Jake Gaule

Music: Wilfred de Salis

Graphic: Ruth Harris

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