S.S. Great Britain.
by Ian Caskie.
Listen to the history of Brunel’s famous ship, from its first voyage, to when it was a wreck in the Falkland Isles, then, brought back to its birthplace, Bristol, where restoration was started. This great ship now sits in the dock where she began life in 1843.
Battle of Nibley Green.
by Peter Fleming.
The last battle fought in England between private armies. Listen to how the confrontation between Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle and William Berkeley 2nd Baron Berkeley, finally resolved itself.
Every Boy will join the Navy.
by Shirley Hodgson.
H.M.S. Formidable was an 84 gun second rate of the Royal Navy, launched in 1825. She became a training ship, leased from the Navy, to train young boys as seamen and was berthed at Portishead.
Killed in a Coalmine.
by Pat Lindegaard.
Listen to local historian, Pat Lindegaard, tell the story of her book entitled “Killed in a Coalmine”.
History of Parnalls , Yate.
by David Hardill.
Initially shop fitters, Parnall & Sons started to manufacture aircraft in Park Row. Later the aircraft business split from the parent company to be known as George Parnall and Company, in the 1920’s aircraft manufacture was centralised at Yate, close to an airfield used by the Royal Flying Corps.
Ration Books to Rock’n Roll.
Images of Change from the 1930’s.
by Mike Britton.
Changes in domestic social life have been recorded from the 1930’s and how these affected the way of life, it’s a walk down memory lane on how we used to live.
The Newport Medieval Ship.
by Phil Cox.
The Newport ship is a fifteenth century sailing vessel discovered in 2002 in the city of Newport, originally 116 feet long suggest she was capable of continental voyages.
Bishops Knoll, World War 1 Hospital.
by Professor Chris Stephans.
A.G.M and American Supper Entertainment , Quiz.