In this latest episode of 12 Communities 1 Bristol, listen to stories from St George.
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, we meet Roberto and Marco, who run Giacomo & Sons Barber Shop on Church Road, which was set up by their father who migrated from Italy in 1966.
Rob Acton-Campbell goes on to share the tragic story of author Elizabeth Emra, who wrote the popular book at the time, Scenes in our Parish.
Then we hear from Steve Britten, whose family have lived in the Crew’s Hole area of St George as far back as he can remember.
Friends of Troopers Hill founders Susan and her husband, Rob, discuss the importance of the green space for the local community, with ecologist Rupert Higgins adding more details about the importance of Troopers Hill for the wildlife and environment.
Finally, we listen to memories of the Blitz during from a Mr Hedford, recorded in 1988.
Contributors: Alice Homewood, Sabine Groven and Richard Wheeler. Sound: Jake Gaule. Music: Wilfred de Salis. Graphic: Ruth Harris
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