Barton Hill in the 1950's - As I Remember It, by George W. Gardiner

Barton Hill in the 1950's - As I Remember It, by George W. Gardiner
Booklet published privately by the author in 1995, 50 pages. Large A4 size booklet (S7206WSOU3)

Barton Hill is an area of Bristol just to the east of the city centre, and several decades ago it was a vibrant local community of residential terrace streets and shops. Then in the 1950's the area was largely demolished and redeveloped, and the old community was lost. The people were scattered across the city, and the community spirit of the old area was lost forever...

From the preface: The old Barton Hill was a cloely knit community bordered by the Feeder Canal on one side, the Midland Railway on the other, and the main road- Lawrence Hill, on the other. It was a community wiped out by the disastourous redevelopment in the late 1950's.. and the people were dispersed to places like Hartcliffe, Knowle West, Southmead .

These pages describe my own memories. They are the memories of a ten year boy written down almost 40 years later. They are not meant to be an can never be a definitive history of the period in question - but they are Barton Hill as I remember it!

Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs, blemishes and creases, and nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a deep crease across the top left hand corner of the rear cover, and this crease extends through to the last 10 or so inside pages. There are also small creases to several other pages, especially along the extreme right hand edge.

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