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  1. Bungee Jumping — 2020-08-17 13:17:46
    …d passage into manhood. == Links == [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DLooHqJMc |David Kirke 1979 jump]] {{tag ids="Bristol Sport Bungy Bungee"}} {{paypal}}…
  2. Vacuum cleaner — 2020-08-15 09:16:01
    …"" }}@@ ::cl:: /* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is commented out for reference only Theresa Place, Bristol Road Terminus (1879-97) [SO 82621733] The original terminus in Bristol Road was at the southern end of Theresa Place, a…
    …ng ashlar faced terrace, between Theresa Street and Alma Place. The terrace which dates from 1836 is now numbered 73-91 Bristol Road (Linden Tree pub row of houses) and is on the eastern side of the road. It was the home of some of Gloucester's me…
  3. Radio — 2020-08-09 19:56:54
    …he world's first ever wireless communication over open sea." }} The experiment witnessed a message transversed over the Bristol Channel from Flat Holm Island to Lavernock Point in Penarth, a distance of **3.7 miles**. The message read "**Are you r…
  4. Zoo — 2019-05-29 17:57:12
    …from being the tenth of ten children) was asked to lay out the grounds and housing for the animals in London Zoo. == Bristol Zoo == {{Image url="BristolZoo.jpg" class="left" title="Bristol Zoo" width="300" }} Bristol Zoo in Clifton [[Gloucester…
  5. Cary Grant — 2017-07-15 13:18:34
    …place="" }} [[Entertainment]]== Archibald Alexander Leach == Hollywood actor Cary Grant starred in over 70 films. === Bristol England 1904 === Actor Cary was born **'Archie Leach'** on January 18, 1904 at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, a suburb of…
    Bristol, [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. When he was 10 years old, Grant was told that his mother was dead while, in fact,…
    …ailor but was an alcoholic. {{Image url="CaryGrantPlaque.jpg" class="left" title="Cary Grant plaque in Hughenden Road, Bristol" width="" }} Grant took up with Bob Pender's group of traveling performers. In New York he left the troupe and headed …
  6. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …kman in 1905. == Beginnings of Macadam == **John Loudon ""McAdam""** was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1756. He moved to Bristol, England in 1802 and became a Commissioner for Paving in 1806. In 1816 he was elected Surveyor-General of roads for the…
    … Turnpike Trust. ""McAdam"" constructed his first **'Macadamised'** stretch of road, Marsh Road at Ashton Gate, Bristol. {{Image url="JohnLoudonMcAdam.jpg" class="right" title="John Loudon Mc Adam" width="" }} His Macadam method involved…
  7. Banksy — 2017-06-19 21:04:17
    …Head.jpg" class="right" title="Banksy?" width="150" }} Banksy whose identity remains 'unknown' is a street artist from Bristol [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. His stenciled artwork is characterized by clever striking images, often combined with…
    …" width="200" }} {{Image url="Banksy_mobile_lovers.jpg" class="right" title="Banksy mobile lovers" width="300" }} === Bristol 1974 === His work is now very sought after commanding huge sums of money. Causing squabbles over who owns the images wh…
  8. Chocolate Bar — 2017-05-19 15:06:38
    …="28/8/1861" death_place="" }} The process of turning cocao into a tablet or bar of chocolate was first perfected in **Bristol**, [[Gloucestershire]] by **Joseph Fry of Fry & sons** in **1841**. Although chocolate had been consumed for many yea…
  9. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …tayed the same since == Bungee Jumping 1979 == {{Image url="Bungy_jump.jpg" class="right" width="120"}} Chris Baker of Bristol, England used an elastic rope to emulate and improve on a kind of urban vine jumping. The first modern bungee jump was …
    …made on '''1 April 1979''' from the 250ft Clifton Suspension Bridge in '''Bristol''', and was made by four members of the Dangerous Sports Club. The jumpers, led by David Kirke, were arrested shortly …
  10. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …ssisting in the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river and development of **SS Great Britain** in 1843 in Bristol [[Gloucestershire]], the first propeller-driven ocean-going iron ship, which was at the time also the largest ship ever…

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