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