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The Henleaze Book aims to:
- Research and find out more local, social and family history with voluntary help from past and present residents and anyone who is interested in the Henleaze area of Bristol and its environs.
- Respond to the needs of people to build on/or improve facilities in its local community
This group started with four members in the late 1980s – Veronica Bowerman, Sylvia Kelly, Ron Lyne and Elizabeth Herring. Following the information researched by the group about the area and also from the facts provided by past and present residents the first dedicated publication solely about the history of Henleaze was published in 1991. A lot of interest was therefore generated and the first edition of the book sold out within a couple of weeks.
A reminder from Tim Clarke of PHPG:
As next Friday is the first one of the month (7 February) there will be the usual maintenance and conservation session at Phoenix hedge from 3pm onwards. We will continue pruning the hedge in preparation for laying the section nearest to Henleaze Park next winter.
I trust I’ll see some of you there on Friday to continue the good work.
New Volunteers are always very welcome.
We are located between at the end of the cul de sacs of Phoenix Grove and Henleaze Park - to the rear of Claremont School.
A NEW HISTORY INFORMATION BOARD ABOUT OLD QUARRY PARK
We hope you managed to attend the unveiling of the recently installed interpretation board showing the history of Old Quarry Park on 28 September?
If not do come along and view the board as well as the other improvements that have taken place in the park. Please also spread the word to others.
Photo courtesy of Liz Loeffler.
ONE OF THE REVIEWS RECEIVED:
From local resident, Libby Bloor:
HENLEAZE UNCOVERED. Anyone who lives, has lived, or has any association with Henleaze will find Veronica Bowerman's social archaeology provides fascinating insights into this part of North Bristol. As a grandma and ex teacher I have loved being able to show children the changing face of the neighbourhoods they live in and this book, alongside Veronica Bowerman's other publications, provides a wealth of material to inspire us all.
THE COVER FEATURES THIS VIEW OF OLD QUARRY PARK (courtesy of a local resident, Liz Loeffler)