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Explore England's Past


This memorial is in East Anstey church and commemorates Albert William Tarr who was killed on the railway line on the 8 January 1935.

Monument in Hawkridge church to a man who emigrated to Queensland, Australia

Lorna Doone

Dixie Brown was one of the very few men of African descent living in Bristol in the early inter-war period and was a much loved father and 'grandfe

Thaddeus Kosciuszko was born in Poland on February 4, 1746, son of Ludwik and Tekla Kosciuszko.

Joseph St. Clair, ‘the black dentist’ from Barbados married a Bristol girl, Mabel Stallard, and made a relatively good living in interwar Bristol.

Rais Hyder came to England in 1962 from Karachi in Pakistan.

The story of Hannah Nonmus

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

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