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12 Communities 1 Bristol podcast: Fishponds

By bristol247, Thursday Oct 15, 2020

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

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.

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In this episode, Samuel, Maria and Jenny are three generations of the same family who have lived in Fishponds all of their lives.

There are many tales about pubs in the area, including the Star and its connection to Bristol Rovers, as well as caged monkeys and horses in pub gardens.

We meet James and Michelle to hear about their neighbourhood highlights and discuss how Fishponds may have got its name.

Then members of the Snuff Mills Action Group take on a local private landlord to protect Grove Wood as a Town & Village Green.

Finally, this episode ends with Leslie who moved to Fishponds in the 1970s.

Contributors: Jake Gaule, Rosabel Portela, Sonia Jimenez, Rosa Eaton and Sam Sayer. Sound: Jake Gaule. Music: Wilfred de Salis. Graphic: Ruth Harris

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