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12 Communities 1 Bristol podcast: Eastville

By bristol247, Thursday Nov 19, 2020

In this latest episode of 12 Communities 1 Bristol, listen to stories from Eastville.

The local oral history podcast is made by Marcus Smith with BCfm, in partnership with Bristol24/7, Bristol Museums, Bristol Archives, UWE Bristol and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

In this episode, Dr Roger Ball, Matthew Billington and Joan Knight tell us about the old Eastville workhouse, the story of Frances Morley (also known as Blanche Paine) and the work of the Bristol Radical History Group.

The official historian of Bristol Rovers, Mike Jay, shares memories of the football club playing at the old Eastville Stadium, which opened in 1897 and formerly stood where the Ikea and Tesco are today.

Finally, 92-year-old Hilda Brace and her daughter Jenny share their recollections of Eastville Park through the years.

Eastville Stadium

Contributors: Paul Davis, Emily Wilden and Jo Feather. Sound: Jake Gaule. Music: Wilfred de Salis

Listen to all of the 12 Communities 1 Bristol podcasts

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