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The A-Z of Curious Bristol

By Maurice Fells

9780750956055

ISBN: 9780750956055

Published: 02-06-2014


The A-Z of Curious Bristol

By Maurice Fells

ISBN: 9780750956055

Published: 02-06-2014

About This Book

Bristol's history is packed with peculiar customs and curious characters. This book explains why the vicar in one church goes on an annual trek to peer down a manhole; why captains of industry sing an eighteen-verse song in memory of Queen Elizabeth I; and how the Flower of Bristol got its name. You will meet some unusual contraptions, like the bed with in-built exercise equipment, or the thrashing machine for naughty boys. You will also discover why a public clock still runs to Bristol time. This compendium of the weird and wonderful will surprise even those Bristolians who thought they really knew their city.

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