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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.
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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.
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Members of the PHPG (Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group) were contacted by a journalist from Scotland asking for information on the medieval hedge in Bristol.
This appeared in the November 2020 edition of the Smithsonian Magazine.
A link to the BBC News item of 9 May 2013 officially recognising the 800-year-old hedge was also included in the article.