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The A-Z of Curious Bristol : Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics, Paperback / softback Book

The A-Z of Curious Bristol : Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Bristol's history is packed with peculiar customs and curious characters.

This book explains why the vicar in one church goes on an annual trek to peer down a manhole; why captains of industry sing an eighteen-verse song in memory of Queen Elizabeth I; and how the Flower of Bristol got its name.

You will meet some unusual contraptions, like the bed with in-built exercise equipment, or the thrashing machine for naughty boys.

You will also discover why a public clock still runs to Bristol time.

This compendium of the weird and wonderful will surprise even those Bristolians who thought they really knew their city.

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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:70 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher:The History Press Ltd
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  • ISBN:9780750956055

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Information

  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:70 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher:The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9780750956055