We have 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!
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.
**DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Best Heritage Research
PETE INSOLE - KNOW YOUR PLACE - DEADLINE DATE FOR VOTING IS **18 NOVEMBER, 2018.
DON'T DELAY VOTE TODAY AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
TO VOTE: Go to this link https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/angel-awards/ and then go to the blue button VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT which will take you through to Survey Monkey who maker it quick and painless to vote! Every vote counts!
This is a most important facility for anyone interested in their community, their area, or social, local or family histories. There is so much to learn from these maps in a fun and fascinating way. Information is often accompanied by some great historic photos. https://youtu.be/stm4xN2Lw_E
Veronica Bowerman will be giving a presentation to Hanham Local History Society
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 (2pm)
SUBJECT: The History of Bristol Blind Schools
VENUE: Hanham Community Centre, 124 High Street Hanham BS15 3 EJ
VISITORS ARE VERY WELCOME
OTHER INFORMATION. Photo of the last Bristol Blind School taken in the 1950s by former pupil, Graham Joyner.
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.
Front cover of the first edition of The Henleaze Book