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Monthly Archives: July 2011

School Mums Get A Step Ahead

A group of school mums decided to really go the extra mile to raise money for school funds. The mums’ race at sports day just wasn’t a big enough challenge for the five women, who decided to train for the Bristol Half Marathon instead.

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Return of the Pirates

The pirates were back in Bristol city centre for the summer, and they had their pirate ship with them. Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins came to life on the streets as Bristol Old Vic, in King Street, staged a production of Treasure Island in a rather unusual way throughout July and August.

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Book Remembers Bristol Characters

A Bristol author has made sure the city’s interesting and colourful characters are remembered forever with his new book Bristol Lives. Alfred the gorilla and a priest called ‘Red Bishop’ are among the characters immortalised in the book by Maurice Fells, published in March 2011.

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Local People’s Stories Told At Museum

Bristol’s new museum M Shed tells history through everyday objects and stories from local people. The museum, which opened in June at Harbourside, even has a paper bag on display as part of its exhibits.

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