Bristol’s Lost Pubs

The Bristol & Avon Family History Society was formed in 1975 to encourage the study of family history and genealogy in Bristol and what was then the County of Avon. It aimed to provide contacts between members, and to assist one another with problems encountered during research work.

Fishponds Local History Society was created in 1979 by John Bartlett and John Penny, both Fishponds born and bred, to promote the study of, and disseminate knowledge about, the local history of Fishponds and the Bristol area. They continue to run the society today.

Dave Napier’s web site has three themes: Bristol, including a list of all the Mayors and Sheriffs of Bristol from 1216 A.D.; W.D.& H.O.Wills, the famous Bristol tobacco company, there are some good photos of production methods in the 1920s; and there is a section on Napier family history.

Pub History Society was initiated in February 2001 to help bring together like minded individuals who enjoy some aspect of pub history.

Kings Weston Action Group has been set up to protect the Kings Weston estate and house, fight for its future and protect its past.

Bristol Blitzed gives a fascinating insight into pre-war Bristol and its post war development. An architectural walking trail of the city centre explores the impact of WW2 bombing raids on the built environment.

History of the George Inn is a full and interesting history of the George Inn, Shirehampton, Bristol, written by local historian, Ralph Hack.

The Pub In Literature contains all things related to the pub and literature, and much more besides. It owes its genesis to the book, The Pub in Literature: England’s Altered State which looks at how inns, taverns, alehouses and pubs have appeared in literature from Chaucer to the present day.

Gloucestershire Pubs is a website devoted to the history of pubs and breweries in the county. There are over 2,500 pubs listed and described in the ‘pub-list’. Many of these pubs are now just a distant memory.

Bristol Link is Bristol’s largest community site. If you live or work in Bristol or intend to visit this wonderful City this site is for you.

Bristol Pubs is an on-line photo gallery and guide to the Pubs of Bristol, a valuable resource for locals and visitors alike.

Bristol Churches Phil Draper’s study of Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, past and present, within the Bristol County boundary.

The Story of Bristol Pottery and Porcelain Three Centuries of Ceramic Art in Bristol, a history by Rod Dowling.

The George Müller Foundation George Müller was an ordinary man, but his undeniable faith, implicit trust and love for God has the same impact on the world today as when he died in 1898.

History 4U is an on-line resource, research and consultancy service for anyone requiring information or historical background.

Camra Campaign for Real Ale: Bristol and District branch.

Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books.

Ambra Books specialise in Buying and Selling Antiquarian and Secondhand Books, relating to Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Beryl Anderson genealogy and family history documents for sale. Genuine documents for the genealogist researching English ancestors, or their family roots in England; and local historians.