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Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Bristol: Ethnic Monorities and the City 1000-2001' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-477-5 ) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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.

Though the Bristol public had raised a generous sum for Irish famine relief in 1847, the prospect an increased flow of largely poor and Catholic Ir

Zehra Haq set up the Barton Hill Asian Women's Group (later Dhek Bhal), which would later grow to claim some 800 members.

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.