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28 Rare Vintage Photos Captured Everyday Life in Bristol Before 1900

Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and county in South West England. It is England’s sixth and the United Kingdom’s eighth most populous city, and the most populous city in Southern England after London.The city borders the Unitary Authority areas of North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the historic cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively.Here below is a rare collection of 28 vintage photos that captured everyday life of this city before 1900.

 A Victorian view of Westbury-on-Trym village

 

 Colwill’s Coach office, 1894

 

A.C. Haskins baker and confectioner, North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, 1888

 

Blackboy Hill and The Kings Arms pub, 1899

 

Bristol domestic servants, 1898

 

Bristol Tramways & Carriage Company, 1875

 

Bristol Victorian organ grinder on street, ca. 1890s

 

Bristol’s Cabot Tower nearing com­pletion in 1898

 

Carriages on the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Light Railway, ca. 1890s

 

Castle Green, Bristol, 1888

 

Christmas Steps, Lewins Mead, Bristol, 1899

 

Dwarfs wedding in Bristol, 1869

 

First electric-cables being laid in Bristol’s High Street, 1893

 

N.Taylor game and poultry dealer with all its fresh birds on display, Nicholas Street, 1899

 

Orphan boys outside the Muller’s home on Ashley Down, Bristol, ca. 1890s

 

Peter Street, Bristol, 1899

 

Pumping Station, Avon Gorge near Clifton, 1874

 

The Drawbridge, Bristol, 1880

 

The Dutch House on the corner of Wine Street and High Street, Bristol, 1884

 

The laying of electric-cables in Baldwin Street, Bristol, 1893

 

The Pithay, Bristol, 1880

 

The Rose and Crown at 38 Broadmead, Bristol, ca. 1890s

 

Victorian Seaside holidays in Bristol

 

Victorian seaside in Bristol

 

Victorian steam traction, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol

 

Victorian view of the charming Dial House, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

 

Wills Tobacco girls, Bedminster, ca. 1890s

 

A loaded timber carriage pulled by three horses waiting to unload at Toogood’s timber yard, West Street, Bedminster, 1899

(Photos from Paul Townsend)

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