Three Streets Exhibition

25th June 2019
On Saturday 22nd June, the residents of Firfield, Frederick and Parliament Streets, children from Hillcrest Primary School, the Totterdown Road Project, Healing Spaces and the Knowle &  Totterdown History Society came together to celebrate the former residents of Totterdown with Blue Plaques and historical displays!

During the weekend of the Great Get Together, the three interconnected streets, that  were on the very edge of the demolition zone, became the scene of a temporary open-air museum bringing to life events, places and people stretching back over 150 years.
 
There were maps, photos, oral histories and news cuttings.  Students from Hillcrest had made shop signs advertising past traders and blue paper plaques detailing houses' first occupants, dating back to the 1860s. They also designed 'wanted' posters, listing all the criminals and scallywags arrested by one Sergeant Windmill of Firfield Police Station in the 1800s!
 
Thank you to Wendy Bonner and Zoe Sharples for organising Hillcrest's contribution to this fascinating exhibition.