On Wednesday evening Andy Buchan followed up last year’s tour of Horfield with a talk about the history of our local area from Roman times to the present day. He illustrated his talk using a series of slides which contained maps etc from the Bristol Records Office.  The district of Horfield originally stretched all the way from Zetland Road to Filton, before certain areas being changed to St Andrew’s and Bishopston. Andy brought our attention to a very good website called ‘Know your Place’ which can be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://maps.bristol.gov.uk/knowyourplace/ 

You can pinpoint your house and get access to maps going back to the 1880’s for your particular property. If you can’t view it with this link you can view the JavaScript version on: http://maps.bristol.gov.uk/knowyourplace/?maptype=js