The Hospital, Teddy Boys & High Class Laundry.


In this episode, we hear about the new-look and modern Southmead Hospital, and then from residents who moved into council housing in Southmead from St Pauls shortly after WWII. We hear stories about the history of The Clifton Laundry, which was staffed by people living in Southmead. We learn about the history of the Teddy Boys in 1950’s Southmead, led by Brian Sugar who was notorious around the country and was once on the front page of The News of the World. Finally, we hear from former pupils of the local Fonthill Primary school about what it was like growing up in Southmead for them.


Contributors: Southmead Hospital and Myers-Insole Local Learning

Sound: Jake Gaule

Music: Wilfred de Salis

Graphic: Ruth Harris


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