Etymology[ edit ] The most ancient recorded name for Bristol is the archaic Welsh Caer Odor the fort on the chasm , which is consistent with modern understanding that early Bristol developed between the River Frome and Avon Gorge. Alternative etymologies are supported by numerous orthographic variations in medieval documents, with Samuel Seyer enumerating 47 alternative forms. Shaw derived the name from the Celtic words bras quick, rapid , or braos a gap, chasm, and tuile a stream. The poet Thomas Chatterton popularised a derivation from Brictricstow linking the town to Brictric , the last king of Wessex. It appears that the form Bricstow prevailed until ,  and the Bristolian ‘L’ the tendency for the local dialect to add the sound “L” to many words ending in a neutral vowel is what eventually changed the name to Bristol. History of Bristol and Timeline of Bristol Robert Ricart’s map of Bristol, drawn when he became common clerk of the town in
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My mother would take me shopping in the city centre almost every week even when I was only three years of age. By the time I was six I was using the trams daily for my journey to school — about a mile from the terminus of the Washwood Heath 10 route as far as Ward End Park. The first Corporation electric trams were introduced in and the system built up to reach a total of over 80 route miles by , after which decline set in, with the last tram running on 4th July In total, Birmingham had trams although not all of those were in service at the same time.
Those up to number were mostly four-wheeled cars built before with open tops which were later covered in although retaining open balconies front and rear.
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Omojola Ogundipe was only 20 when staff at the Citrus Hotel in Cardiff found her body in her hotel room on March 14 this year after she missed her check-out deadline. The year-old from Hounslow, described as “bright and bubbly”, was in the second year of her economics undergraduate degree at Bristol University , and was a leading member of the Gospel Choir Society. A campaigner on environmental and human rights issues, she volunteered with several groups and was popular among her peers.
Absolutely devastated Omojola Ogundipe, an economics student at Bristol Uni During the court hearing today July 5 , her dad Kurle Ogundipe said in a statement: She appeared her usual bubbly self. Police informed him of his daughter’s death three days later. He said the family were not aware of any ill health and did not think she suffered from depression or mental health problems. Read More Student killed himself after being excluded over social media post He added: We are still trying to process what has happened.
Giving evidence, Ms Ticks said: The bed was unslept in, there was a red suitcase on the floor, and a mobile phone left charging. The body was later identified and an investigation was carried out to establish Miss Ogundipe’s movements in the days leading up to her death. Hotel was booked weeks before Bristol University The police officer said: CCTV recorded her entering the hotel shortly after wearing the same clothing she had been wearing when she was found.
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Yeates studied for her A-levels at Peter Symonds College and graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from Writtle College. Reardon had been trying to contact her by phone and text , but without success. While awaiting Yeates’ return, Reardon called her again, but her mobile phone rang from a pocket of her coat, which was still in the flat.
He found that her purse and keys were also at the flat, and that their cat appeared to have been neglected. I have no idea of the circumstances of the abduction because of what was left behind
Bristol Evening Post on 6th June “More than protesters held a demonstration in the centre of dating back to the s. The proposed Ashton Park development will demolish parts of this historic route and divert it to accommodate the western link road proposals.
The effect of that run has been two-fold, launching Leeds back into the play-off positions while reeling in an automatic promotion place which was a long way out of sight two months ago. United are five points behind second-placed Bristol City, who host runaway leaders Wolves on Saturday. A week ago the gap was The only thing to say is that we are in a good position. It would be nicer if we were in second and five points ahead but only last week it was 11 points so for it to be down to five is great.
A late equaliser by Henri Lansbury during a draw with Aston Villa at the start of the month is the only blemish in a spell where United have taken 13 points from To be a goal down was a little bit disappointing. We just needed to put one of them away.
So he gets booked along with Taylor, who scythed Lukakuy down. Gaps are appearing and they can easily win this game in regulation time still if they get their passes right. Excellent save by Steele From Lukaku. Low, left footed, through men, but a good save as the ball goes towards the corner. City are having to weather intense pressure from United now.
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Huge flames and clouds of smoke were seen billowing across the city tonight after an inferno erupted behind the Grade II listed Wills Memorial Building. Students told of “crazy” scenes as they were evacuated from nearby buildings while a professor described the blaze as “devastating”. The university has confirmed the fire broke out in its Fry Building – a new maths block undergoing renovation, which was due to open this spring in the city’s popular Clifton Triangle district.
Avon Fire and Rescue said the blaze was extinguished by 7. Twitter No-one was in the building at the time Image:
Jul 01, · Letter to Bristol Evening Post A personal view from one of our Safe Water Campaign members: Vic of Bristol’s on-line comment on Dawn Primarolo’s declared anger with respect to all MP’s (without exception) being targeted in the expenses revelations, makes a good number of points.
Vic of Bristol’s on-line comment on Dawn Primarolo’s declared anger with respect to all MP’s without exception being targeted in the expenses revelations, makes a good number of points. In addition to his list of one-size-fits-all comparisons, I would have added: Indiscriminate medication for all – via fluoride – without consent or prescription because some only some children have dodgy teeth.
Fluoride and food products like ‘functional health drinks’ made with artificially fluoridated water are to be classified as ‘medicinals’ and thus subject to the rigorous testing common to all other prescription and retail drug products. Since that re-classification also includes the mains water ‘topped-up’ with industrial fluorides, it means that all fluoridation schemes, including those going back beyond , in the UK and Southern Ireland must be shut down. There are serious trade implications involved.
Fluoride-water-processed food and drink products normally imported from fluoridating countries like South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and even Canada and the USA will be banned from the EU unless they can pass the ‘medicinals’ licensing requirements. The ECJ ruling was dated , so our largely pro-European Government has been illegally witholding key information likely to upset existing trading agreements.
Bubbly Bristol Uni student killed herself in Cardiff hotel room days after going home
The section of the hull with this picture has now been removed and is on display at the M Shed museum. The image of Death is based on a nineteenth-century etching illustrating the pestilence of The Great Stink. He claims he changed to stencilling while hiding from the police under a rubbish lorry, when they noticed the stencilled serial number  and by employing this technique, he soon became more widely noticed for his art around Bristol and London.
It depicts a teddy bear lobbing a Molotov cocktail at three riot police. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment.
Bristol (/ ˈ b r ɪ s t əl / ()) is a city and county in South West England with a population of , The wider district has the 10th-largest population in England. The urban area population of , is the 8th-largest in the UK. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively.
Brunel ‘s Clifton Suspension Bridge. There are a number of different ways in which Bristol’s boundaries are defined, depending on whether the boundaries attempt to define the city, the built-up area, or the wider ” Greater Bristol “. The narrowest definition of the city is the city council boundary, which takes in a large section of the Severn Estuary west as far as, but not including, the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm.
There were also isolated Roman villas and small Roman forts and settlements throughout the area. In a new stone bridge was built, which was replaced by the current Bristol Bridge in the s,  and the town was extended to incorporate neighbouring suburbs, becoming in a county in its own right. Bristol was the starting point for many important voyages, notably John Cabot ‘s voyage of exploration to North America.
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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Weekday Bristol City FC updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Eighteen months on from Matty Taylor’s controversial move from Bristol Rovers to Bristol City, it is fair to say it has probably not worked out entirely as the striker would have hoped.
After netting two in his first three games for the Robins after his deadline-day move on February 1, , he failed to find the net again that season – although he was consistently involved in the first team and won praise from Lee Johnson for his attitude and performances. Yet a recurring groin injury and a hernia limited the year-old to just 23 appearances last season. He scored three goals but almost went out on loan in January, with Johnson saying the player needed first-team football.
Matty Taylor is definitely in my long-term plans.
THE small village of Siston, in olden days spelt Syston, is a haven of peace just seven miles east of the bustling city of Bristol. Anciently included in the so-called Hundred of Pucklechurch, it once formed part of the extensive Kingswood Forest.
The Well The once much visited well seems to have consisted of two stone basins or cisterns. Water from one was supposed to have great medicinal properties, especially for ailments of the eyes. The other seems to have made a very good pot of tea. Jones in his The Glory that was Bristol in suggests that the well may have had another dedication: Pugsley was said to be Royalist officer and he owned or died in the well the field was in but the name may hide a local wise women who lived near the well.
Pugsley died August 4th, , aged eighty. Nicholas church rung a merry peal. Thus it was carried to a grave in a field adjoining Nine-tree hill. Dame Pugsley was supposed to be the widow of a young soldier killed at the siege of Bristol, , and buried with military honours on Nine-tree hill. His widow wore mourning all her life, and desired to be borne to her grave with demonstrations of joy at their happy reunion.
She built a hut over the spot where her husband fell and was buried, which gave her name to the field and well. At her death she bequeathed money for a sixpenny loaf and a ninepenny loaf at Easter, and a twopenny loaf on Twelfth-day, to each of the sixteen women inhabiting St.