Bristol Diversity Trail – an interactive map, with photographs and activities, to explore this multiethnic city. Click each circle to learn about the historical locations.
UK Curriculum: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Explore Bristol's Past – free access to the local history materials produced by academics and volunteers for England’s Past for Everyone. Resources include transcribed documents, images, text, and audio files that can be searched by location, theme, building type, time period, people and project.
Bristol: Ethnic Minorities and the City 1000-2001 – bristol has always been ethnically diverse but this aspect of its history has never before been systematically traced over such a long period. Research in Bristol charts 1001 years of the presence and experience of ethnic minorities in the city. How were they received, how did they survive and how did they affect the city's sense of its own identity?
Bristol Aliens in the 16th Century – surviving returns for Bristol identify resident alien taxpayers for the 1520s, 1540s, and the period from 1571 to 1590. These returns give the street or ward in which the taxpayer lived, and this information has been plotted on the maps.
Bristol Slavery Trail – a town trail with a difference. It aims to show you what the handsome squares and quaint buildings of a pleasant English city have to do with one of the ugliest and most destructive events in human history... the Transatlantic slave trade.
Reflections – although oral testimony cannot always be depended upon for factual accuracy, it is a good way of getting some insights into the way people view the world, how they structure their lives and how they regard others. Oral testimony is also a means of identifying issues or events that might otherwise go undocumented.
Last changed on Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Did you know?
During the famine of the 1620s the government banned exports of English and Welsh grain to Ireland.