with new Google Sites. Believe it or not, Henleaze Book were with their former version for 10 years! How times flies.

We have now obtained our own domain name so that it will make it easier for people to find us so please bookmark us and also share our new domain name https://www.henleazebook.com with your friends!

About Us

The Henleaze Book aims to:

  1. 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.
  2. Respond to the needs of people to build on/or improve facilities in its local community


Thursday 20 September (7pm to 9pm), Henleaze Library, Henleaze Forum – Some decisions (including a site for an arena) are due to be made at Bristol City Council’s Cabinet meeting on 4 September. If you are interested in the impact of the decisions and/ or other local issues, you are welcome to attend the Henleaze Forum. No pre-booking is required. Contact henleazeforum@hotmail.com if you would like to receive the agenda.

Photo of the library 2010 - courtesy of Stan Hazell.

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.

Front cover of the First Edition of the Henleaze Book

Front cover of the first edition of The Henleaze Book

THE HENLEAZE BOOK continues to find other people who have information about the area or who want to know more about it. In fact, a second, much larger, edition was produced in 2006 followed by a free Heritage trail leaflet. Its website, facebook and twitter accounts are regularly updated to provide ongoing and new avenues to explore.