Archie Leach, better known as Cary Grant, was born in Bristol. You wouldn't think so - the city council acts as if he were bad news. A plaque inside the Council House commemorates Bristolians associated with the history of the cinema but Cary Grant, perhaps the greatest actor the cinema has ever known, isn't mentioned. He is commemorated by three small plaques around town: at his birthplace at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, and at the two schools he attended, Bishop Road Primary and Fairfield High School. He was also due to have a statue erected to his memory at the end of 2001 after a long, hard campaign by his admirers, though if that has appeared I have yet to see it.
Beware the 'Bristol L'. Let me explain, if a word ends in a vowel - especially an 'A', Bristolians will add an 'L', so if your name is Gloria, you will be Glorial. It can get confusing, eg if you ask about the Bristol area, you will get told all about the Bristol aerial
When visiting Bristol, it is a good idea to visit a newsagent and purchase a magazine called the Venue. This is a extremely informative publication giving details of nightclubs, exhibitions, events, music events, what on in Bristol, theatre details and what showing at the various cinemas. It also gives detail on live bands playing at the various pubs/bars in Bristol. It's well worth the money.
Bristol has been dedicated as part of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom project joining other communities around the world to promote peace. Bristol was chosen as a peace city due to our open mindedness and tolerance towards other nationalities and their cultures and beliefs that now make up the multi cultural city that is Bristol.
According to legend Bristol is the hometown of Edward Teach aka Bleackbeard the pirate. Another gorilla, this time in font of the LLandoger Trow.
This is the entrance to the Kings and Queens entrance to the baths. I guess this HAD TO BE MY entrance.............lol!