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12 Communities 1 Bristol podcast: Hartcliffe

By bristol247, Thursday Oct 22, 2020

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

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, local residents tell their side of the story about the Hartcliffe riots in the summer of 1992.

We also meet Sue Walker who has worked as a coordinator for the Hartcliffe Health & Environmental Action Group for 25 years.

Frances, Karen, Marie and James then reveal all about growing up in the area, including the cigarette factory and Dundry Hill.

Rocky from Hartcliffe Community Farm reminisces about the project and what it has meant to him.

Finally, locals Richard Smith, Lorraine Davies, Colin Smith and Jim Beacham share some moving stories over a cup of tea, including about the origins of Hartcliffe in the 1950s being built for slum clearances after the Second World War.

Contributors: Nicola Ruck, Rosabel Portela, Sonia Gumiel and Fred Ingram. Sound: Jake Gaule. Music: Wilfred de Salis. Graphic: Ruth Harris

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