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12 Communities 1 Bristol podcast: Lawrence Weston

By bristol247, Thursday Oct 1, 2020

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

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.

The mythical tale of Goram and Vincent, the giants who formed the Avon Gorge, is shared by residents and Bev Garner Ponting who formerly run the Giant Goram pub.

Mark Pepper from Ambition Lawrence Weston tells how he took matters into his own hands. We also meet Scotty from the L Dub Community Bike Project, who fix old bikes and give them away to local children.

Norman Routledge shares his experiences of living with 16 people in Kingsweston House and then Esther reveals the link to famous composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Finally, local resident Rita, joined by Gail Boyle, Senior Curator at Bristol Museums discuss the Roman Villa remains on Longcross.

Subscribe for new episodes of 12 Communities 1 Bristol on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean and Google Podcasts.

Contributors: Phil Sansom, Rosabel Portela, Ann-Marie McCormack and Jake Gaule. Sound: Jake Gaule. Music: Wilfred de Salis. Graphic: Ruth Harris.

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