Gardening, positivity and making new friends.


In this episode, we meet Christine and Mike who have live in the area since the 1960s, chat with Jan Perry, who helps run the Bristol Aging Better project and hear from Sylvia at the Growing Together project. We also meet 96-year-old Bill in Stockwood library who shares some of his opinions on the neighbourhood.  The Pastor of Stockwood Free Church also talks about the role of the church in the community. One resident moved to Stockwood from St Pauls in the 1990s and shares how the community rallied around to help deal with an incident of racial abuse. Then it is the turn of Sam Fox from The Greater Stockwood Alliance and The Friends of Stockwood Library. To finish, we meet Ann who grew up in Stockwood in the 1960s and she reflects on the importance of social housing.


Contributors: Roger Morford and Ikay Agu

Sound: Jake Gaule

Music: Wildred de Salis

Graphic: Ruth Harris


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