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BS10 Henbury History

The two Giants of Bristol

There are stories of giants all over Britain, but there is a distinct and unusual trail of giant stories that threads its way along the south coast of England, from Sussex to Cornwall, and then up the shores of the Severn Sea to Bristol.

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Henbury Court

On the site of the Station Road flats once stood Henbury Court, just one of a number of grand houses that attracted both notable guests and sight-seers to the village during the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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The History of Henbury - Part 1

Henbury was historically a very large Gloucestershire parish. It extended to the River Severn and included the tithings of Aust, Charlton, Kingsweston, Lawrence Weston, Northwick and Stowick. When the civil parish was created in 1866.

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Bristol In The 1920s

Very rare moving pictures of Bristol (UK) filmed 80 years ago. A world in which old cars, buses, lorries and motorcycles share the roads with trams and a surprising number of horses and carts’s.

Bristol Through the Ages

Human activity in the Bristol area can be traced back as early as the Palaeolithic period.  Artefacts dating to at least 250,000 years ago have been recovered from gravel terraces at Shirehampton and St Anne’s.

Blaise Castle & House Museum

Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate features a 19th century mansion, set in 650 acre Grade II* registered parkland including children’s play area, museum and castle and is home to the social history collection.

Blaise Hamlet - Henbury Rustic cottages

Blaise Hamlet is a hamlet in north west Bristol, England, composed of a complex of small cottages around a green. They were built around 1811 for retired employees of Quaker banker and philanthropist John Scandrett Harford, who owned Blaise Castle House.

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