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English Heritage now have their regional headquarters at number 29 and it is the best preserved of the original buildings in the square.

By 1766 Bishop Newton recorded a total of 42 Jews in the city, 40 of whom lived in Temple.

In the period 1532 to 1552 a total of 3,139 apprentices were registered, of whom 766 came from within Bristol, and 456 from Wales.

The March, 1963

When Ahmed Duale first arrived in Britain in 1991, he thought the war at home would be over in a few days, but as he observed, ‘everyone I knew was

Somalis have come to British ports as seamen since at least the 19th century, but their presence in Bristol cannot be documented before1950.

Robert Londe (d.

In Jacob's Well Road a small rock-cut chamber with two stone steps contains a wellhead.

Excavations in 1975-6 in Peter Street uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved three-wick bronze lamp, one of the very few examples of the English

Now portrayed as one of Bristol's most revered adopted daughters, she is best remembered as pioneering educational provision for the poor.