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Henleaze History





The Henleaze Book

A second edition of The Henleaze Book  written by Veronica Bowerman gives a fascinating glimpse into the history of Henleaze seen through the eyes of many old residents. The book sets out in great detail how the land was once used and how it has changed over the years to provide a thriving community of houses, shops and businesses.

Click Here to contact Veronica Bowerman for further information.  Or view the  web site

The Henleaze Lake Story

The Henleaze Lake Story written by Derek and Joyce Klemperer is an account of the Henleaze Lake and Henleaze Swimming Club from the earliest quarrying days to the present time.

Swimming is available from May to September.  There is also a fishing section.  The Club was founded in 1919 and now has a membership of 1400.

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Stained glass windows

Henleaze houses have a variety of stained glass windows fitted in homes throughout the community. They are mainly found in houses built in the 1920s and 30s. Local historian Julian Lea Jones has researched the origin of the windows. Find out more.

One Hundred Years of Life in our Church 1907-2007

The book is the history of Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church and is the result of research based on old documentation and personal recollections of local churchgoers. The church, situated in Waterford Road, has always maintained a close link with the community. Also covered is local history and social background.  The book will be of interest therefore to local residents.

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Bristol Curiosities

The book written, by Julian Lea-Jones, describes some of the more bizarre aspects of history in the wider Bristol area.  It explores the curious events and even more curious people who have made the area into the success that it has become today.

Contact Julian Jones

For more information on Bristol history and details of walks and talks go to  Julianís site:


Beastly Bristol

The book, also written by Julian Lea-Jones, is fascinating.  The author has located hundreds of animal forms on the streets of Bristol.  With maps and background information he hopes that this will encourage adults and children to notice the amazing things around them.

The website has a free picture gallery of nearly 300 pictures.


The History of the Sisters of Mercy

A new local history book, The History of the Sisters of Mercy, has recently been published and is available from St Ursula's School, Brecon Road, Bristol BS9 4DT for a donation of £10 towards printing costs per copy or by first class post for £11.68.  Reception is open for callers during term time between 8am and 5pm and any cheques should be made payable to St Ursula's School. See page 4 in this St Ursula's link for further details about the book.



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