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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

Robert Londe (d.

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

Simi Chowdhry is a Sikh. She was born in India in 1950 and came to Bristol in 1968, after graduating from Delhi University in India.

Zehra Haq came to Bristol, to Barton Hill, [ in 1977] because her in-laws lived in Barton Hill, Avonvale Road.

Edmund Burke born .1729/1730 Whig politician, founding father of conservative political thought and noted author served as M.P.

Princess Campbell, the first Black nursing Sister in Bristol. 

Patrick Cotter  1760 - September 18, 1806) was born in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland and was first of only twelve people in medical history to stan

Jozef Boruwlaski was a Polish-born dwarf who toured in European and Turkish courts. He was 71 cm (28 inches) tall.

EPE Bristol met Khadim Hussain, a Tee-side based writer from Pakistan, when researching the Mangla Dam/Bristol link.