Fishponds

Pubs, Community Action & Sheep in Nappies.

 

In this episode, Samuel, Maria and Jenny are three generations of the same family who have lived in Fishponds all of their lives. There are many tales about pubs in the area, including The Star and its connection to Bristol Rovers Football Club, as well as caged monkeys and horses in pub gardens. We meet James and Michelle to hear about their neighbourhood highlights and discuss how Fishponds may have got its name. Then members of the Snuff Mills Action Group take on a local private landlord to protect Grove Wood as a Town & Village Green. Finally, this episode ends with Leslie who moved to Fishponds in the 1970s.

 

Contributors: Jake Gaule, Rosabel Portela, Sonia Gumiel, Rosa Eaton and Sam Sayer

Sound: Jake Gaule

Music: Wilfred de Salis

Graphic: Ruth Harris

 

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