Bristol is the largest city in south-west England with a population of about 420,000 (2008). Its commercial port was in the city
centre but is now on the Severn estuary to the west of the city, although there are still docks etc at the original site. The city
centre was badly damaged during World War 2.
Old Postcard, Bristol, River Avon
A nice early postcard of the river.
Bristol, Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol, Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol Bridge
Bristol Cathedral
Bristol, Old Drawbridge
The two images above and that on the left below were provided by a friend from Philadelphia who was born and bred in Bristol. The postcards
are all unused and thus undated.
A couple of early 20th Century views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Bristol, Old Dutch House
Bristol, Old Dutch House
Two postcards showing the Old Dutch House, which was destroyed by German bombs on the
night of 24 November 1940. Click on
this link for more information.
Bristol, Bridge and High Street
Bristol, Christmas Steps
An unused postcard of Christmas Steps.
Christmas Card available !)
Bristol, High Street
This postcard of Bristol High Street was mailed in 1906.  
Clifton Suspension Bridge
The boat seems to have been added to this postcard of the Clifton
Suspension Bridge.
Bristol Portway
An excellent old postcard of Portway.
Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral.
Another view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Bristol, St Mary Redcliffe
Bristol Hippodrome
On the left, the church of St Mary Redcliffe, and on the right another view of the Suspension
Bristol, College Green
An early 20th Century view of Bristol
College Green in the 1930s.
Clifton, Black Boy Hill
No date for this view of Black Boy Hill in Clifton.
Bristol View
A view of Bristol from Brandon Hill - sorry about the poor quality of the
image !
Bristol, Bridge and High Street
A 1936 postcard of the Bridge and High Street.
The Old Drawbridge.
The Bridge and High Street.
Bristol, Temple Meads
Bristol's GWR Station - presumably Temple Meads.
Bristol, Horse Fair
The Horse Fair.

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Did You Know.......that the pianist Russ
Conway was born in Bristol in 1925 ?
And Did You Know.......that the film actor Archibald
Leach, better know as
Cary Grant, was born at 15
Hughenden Road,
Horfield in 1904 ?
Clifton Suspension Bridge
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Bristol Bridge
Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Bridge.
Bristol Cathedral.
Bristol, Castle Street
Castle Street - late 1920s ?
And Did You Know.... that Samuel Plimsoll, who
devised the "
plimsoll line", was born in Bristol in 1825 ?
Did You Know.... that Sir Michael Redgrave,
the actor, was born in Bristol in 1908 ?
Corn Street, Bristol
Cabot Tower, Bristol
Bristol University
The Cabot Tower.
Bristol University.
Corn Street.
Portway, Bristol
Portway and the Suspension Bridge.
Old Dutch House, Bristol
The Old Dutch House.
The Rocks Railway at Clifton.
Red Cross Hospital, Bristol
Bristol Red Cross Hospital.
The Tramways Centre.
Bristol Town Centre
A good view of Bristol Town Centre, probably 1930s.
The Bristolian
"The Bristolian" leaving Bristol.
A great old postcard of Clifton Rocks Railway.
Bristol, Clifton Rocks Railway
Park Street .
Bristol, Park Street
Baldwin St and Clare St.
Park Street - 1920s ?
Park Street, Bristol
Bristol Harbour
No exact date for this view of the harbour - but around 1910.
Old Postcard, Stoke Road, Durdham Downs, Bristol
Another early 20th Century postcard, this one of Stoke Road, Durdham
The Horse Fair in the early 20th Century.
Bristol, Horse Fair
The Suspension Bridge and Hotwells Station.
St Augustine's Parade.
Bristol, St Augustine's Parade
The Cathedral and College Green.
Bristol, Cathedral and College Green
An early 20th Century view of the Suspension Bridge.
Old Postcard, Bristol, Clifton Suspensionj Bridge
Old Postcard - Tramways Centre, Bristol
Old Postcard - Tramways Centre, Bristol
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Old Postcard - River Avon, Bristol
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Old Postcard - Bristol Bridge
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