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Roy999

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Re: Bristol street shops
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2017, 11:10:19 PM »
Hi folks, new to the forum because you showed my house where I was born in 1956. Page 1 Bristol st shops 5, actually shows the Horsefair with Evans and Kitchen car showroom on the right. My nan lived above, 2nd window from the left. I was born there and there were actually four, 4 bedrooms houses above the showroom. In the late 60s early 70s my nan an the other neighbours used take the performers from the Hippodrome in as lodgers. The pub on the corner of Thorp street is the White Lion, grandads old local. I used to sit in the bay window and watch the builders. First church opposite was demolished then the underpass was dug and built then the two towers went up. Happy days.

JudithM

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Re: Bristol street shops
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2017, 01:25:56 PM »
The re-development now looks to be nearing completion, well, as far as the outside is concerned anyway.

The scaffolding is still up, with plastic to stop debris, so I don't get a particularly clear view on my commute, but it does look like they are replicating the building that used to be in the 'gap' where the out of place 2 storey building stood, so the original continuous line of 3 to 4 storey buildings will be reinstated.

I'll take a picture as I pass once the scaffolding comes down.
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Re: Bristol street shops
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2017, 02:36:58 PM »
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JudithM

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Re: Bristol street shops
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2017, 01:06:25 PM »
Bristol Street (no date)

That's a great picture.  The clothes styles look rather Edwardian - especially the ladies in white on the left of the picture.
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