1 Nov 2022

Digitising An Exhibition

Digitising An Exhibition

Since bumping into it during my little One Mile Matt project, I’ve been fascinated by the Bristol International Exhibition of 1914. This was a grand but short-lived exhibition that took over a vast area of Bristol very near me, just south of the river in the Ashton/Rownham area, partly where the modern-day White City Allotments […]

5 Mar 2022

White Funnel Fleet Sailings 1965

White Funnel Fleet Sailings 1965

I started getting more interested in (very) local history when I started my One Mile Matt project. One of the things that fascinated me was the history of P & A Campbell’s White Funnel Fleet, which used to sail from very near me in Hotwells. I’ve always loved taking pictures of the vestiges of this […]

6 Mar 2021

One Mile Matt Progress

One Mile Matt Progress

So, a while back I had a vague idea to get some more exercise, take a few more photos, and do some coding: my One Mile Matt project. My aim was to walk every street within a mile of my house. When I made that last post, I’d done a few walks, taken a few photos, […]

31 Oct 2020

One-Mile Matt

One-Mile Matt

I heard about “burbing” the other day and it got me thinking — I’d already been wondering if I’d explored all my local walking options for lockdown exercise as I was getting a bit bored with my normal routes. I’ve lived here in Hotwells for more than twenty years now, so it’s hardly surprising I’m fairly familiar […]