Local History Group



We are a local group interested in the history of Stoke Bishop and Bristol. We have an archive of photos and documents.

We arrange five talks during the year meeting at 7.30pm in Stoke Bishop Village Hall, 42 Stoke Hill, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1EX
 All are welcome to join our meetings as members or visitors.

Current Programme

View a list of upcoming events

Contact Jenny Weeks -  

We are affiliated to Avon Local History and Archaeology (ALHA) the umbrella group for local history and archaeology societies in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The Facebook page, website an
d newsletters informs us about events, publications and talks in West of England.






Publications available from Bristol Libraries 

History of Stoke Bishop Village Hall, 1885-1985 by Penny Jetzer


A pictorial history of Stoke Bishop and Sneyd Park:

compiled by Penny Jetzer, Diana Bourne, Elizabeth Floyd, Monica Carp of the Local History Group


Publications available from Keith Sheather sheather@blueyonder.co.uk 0117 9682170

Excellent DVDs of North Bristol  by Keith Sheather All £10 + £2.50 p&p


1.         Country Air Channel Breezes The Story of Stoke Bishop DVD

2.         Voices from Stoke Bishop The Great War Remembered

(Recording of a drama by Keith Sheather performed at St Mary Magdalene Church November 2014)

3.         The Genius of the Place The Story of Henbury and Blaise Castle

4.         Westbury-on-Trym From Westbyrig to BS9

St Mary Magdalene Stained Glass Windows by Evelyn Libra Colour booklet £2 +£1 p&p

Greek Worship and Its Public Face by Judith Sheather

The story of life in the temples of classical Greece explored through the remains we see today. (Fully illustrated in colour) £10 + 2.50p&p


 View photos of Stoke Bishop Village Hall going back through the years to 1885.

Useful websites:

Bristol Archives(Formerly Bristol Record Office)


Eight hundred years of documents, letters, diaries, photos and film available to everybody, free of charge.
Bristol Reference Library has extensive runs of many newspapers, the local studies collection and Family History resources



Know Your Place

Detailed historic maps of Bristol with local photographs (some from our collection). You can explore our neighbourhood through historic maps, images and linked information.


Bristol - then and now

Fascinating photos, comments and memories to be found on Bristol - Then and Now Facebook pages 



Local Nature Reserves that connect with each other:

The Friends of Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve

This Nature Reserve Stoke Bishop is a wildlife haven. It was part of the grounds of Old Sneed House, later Nazareth House


Bishops Knoll - a Woodland Trust wood

Bishop's Knoll is a wonderful hidden garden and woodland from the 19th Century. The house was turned into a WWI hospital for Australian soldiers by the owner Robert Bush and his wife.

Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock 

The new reserve of Avon Wildlife Trust on the site of the old playing fields beside the Portway.



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