Brislington Community Museum

Unknown publisher

There are many reasons why the publisher of a postcard isn't known - sometimes the information is contained in the stamp box which is hidden by a stamp, or pictures were printed in books or advertisements where the back (which usually carries the maker's credit) isn't included.

It's natural to suppose the most interesting thing about a postcard is its picture, but for research into local history, the information on the back really is just as important because it provides clues to the context of its publication. That's particularly true of this project, which has a primary goal of dating the pictures.

There will always be some postcards - due to the vagaries of statistical luck and social happenstance - that remain stubbornly unidentified. But the number of postcards in this list will steadily decrease as the project - which currently is very much in its early stages - approaches its phase of maturity. It's always a pleasure to reunite a postcard into the portfolio of a particular publisher or photographer, and there's even satisfaction in moving it into the ranks of anonymous publications. Most steps along the path of progress are small, but their cumulative effect is - if you'll pardon the expression - staggering.


Brislington postcards

Unknown - [ Untitled ]. Picture published in Bristol Archives.

Black Castle - Black Castle. Brislington.

Black Castle - BLACK CASTLE.. Earliest known picture: 26 Jul 1906.

Bath Road (A4) - Depot - TRAM DEPOT & ARNOS CASTLE, BRISLINGTON. Earliest known picture: 8 Sept 1913.

Bath Road (A4) - Depot - [ Untitled ]. Earliest known picture: 1 Nov 1907.

Sandy Park Road - SANDY PARK ROAD, BRISLINGTON. Published in - Earliest known picture: 11 Mar 1912.

Sandy Park Road - [ Untitled ]. Picture published in Williamson, B 1985, page 16.

Sandy Park Road - SANDY PARK RD, BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Fisher, Janet & Derek undated, 6. Earliest known picture: May 1913.

Sandy Park Road - Sandy Park Road, Brislington. Picture published in Fisher, Janet et al 1989, page 63. Series number: 7314.

Sandy Park Road - Sandy Park Road, Brislington. Possibly Water Lane. Earliest known picture: 6 Jul 1910.

Church of St Christopher - St. Christoher's Church. Brislington. Picture published in Bristol Archives.

Hampstead Road - HAMPSTEAD ROAD BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Fisher, Janet & Derek undated, 5.

Kensington Hill - Kensington Hill, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 21 Jan 1910.

Kensington Hill - KENSINGTON HILL BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Fisher, Janet & Derek undated, 4. Earliest known picture: May 1912.

Kensington Park Road - KENSINGTON PARK ROAD BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Fisher, Janet & Derek undated, 5. Earliest known picture: posted before 3 June 1918.

Kensington Park Road - Kensington Park Rd, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 7 Aug 1915.

Kensington Park Road - Kensington Park Road, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 18 Aug 1908.

Kensington Park Road - [ Untitled ]. Earliest known picture: 7 Jul 1907.

Montrose Park - MONTROSE AVENUE BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Fisher, Janet et al 1987, page 31; and in Fisher, Janet & Derek undated, 23. Earliest known picture: 31 Dec 1911.

Grove Park Avenue - GROVE PARK AVENUE BRISLINGTON. Earliest known picture: 1 May 1913.

Grove Park Road - Grove Park Rd. Brislington. Earliest known picture: 16 Dec 1913.

Bellevue Park - [ Untitled ]. Picture published in Williamson, B 1985, page 15.

Wick Road - Wick Road, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 4 May 1914.

Wick Road - Wick Road, Brislington.

Wick Road - Wick Rd, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 16 Feb 1907.

Wick Road - school - WICK RD COUNCIL SCHOOLS. Earliest known picture: 20 Mar 1906.

Wick Road - OLD THATCHED COTTAGED WICK ROAD ST. ANNES.

Rugby Road - RUGBY RD. Series number: 1802. Earliest known picture: 23 Nov 1911.

Harrow Road - HARROW RD. BRISLINGTON. Earliest known picture: 26 Jul 1913.

Pendennis Park - PENDENNIS RD. Series number: 859.

Pendennis Park - PENDENNIS RD. BRISLINGTON.

Demolished (site at Edna Avenue) - PARK. BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Small, A et al 1979, page 16.

The Rock - THE "ROCK" BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Bristol Archives. Earliest known picture: 1 Apr 1911.

Langton Road - LANGTON ROAD, ST. ANNES PARK. Series number: 27.

Church of St Anne - St. Ann's Church. Earliest known picture: 27 Aug 1906.

Church of St Anne - [ Untitled ]. Earliest known picture: 13 Mar 1907.

St Anne's Park railway station - ST ANNE'S PARK STATION. Series number: 8. Earliest known picture: Dec 1923.

St Anne's Park railway station - ST ANNES PARK.. Earliest known picture: posted before 3 June 1918.

St Anne's Park railway station - S.t. Anne's Park Railway Station, -The London Express.-.

St Anne's Park railway station - [ Untitled ]. Picture published in see Bibliography below (Sheppard 2020).

Newbridge Road - Newbridge Road, New Brislington. Picture published in Fisher, Janet & Derek undated, page 39. Earliest known picture: Apr 1907.

St Anne's Wood - [ Untitled ].

St Anne's Wood - St Anne's Wood, Brislington. Series number: 24257. Earliest known picture: 29 Jul 1938.

St Anne's Wood - St Anne's Wood, Brislington. Series number: 24256.

St Anne's Wood - Nature Study Garden. St. Annes' Wood.

Grove Park - chapel - Congregational Church, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 12 Sept 1906.

Grove Park - chapel - Congregational Church, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 7 Sept 1906.

Grove Park - The Crescent, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 27 Jul 1907.

Brislington - New Brislington FROM KNOWLE. Series number: 201.

Water Lane - [ Untitled ]. Earliest known picture: posted before 3 June 1918.

Water Lane - WATER LANE. Earliest known picture: 25 Feb 1907.

Water Lane - Water Lane. Brislington. Earliest known picture: posted before 3 June 1918.

Bristol Hill - Bristol Hill, Brislington. Picture published in Chard, Judith et al 1995, page 20. Series number: 24249. Earliest known picture: 12 Aug 1938.

Bristol Hill - [ Untitled ].

Bristol Hill - BRISLINGTON (BRISTOL HILL). Earliest known picture: 14 Apr 1914.

Bristol Hill - Bristol Hill, Brislington.

Hollywood Road - GROVE RD, BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Chard, Judith et al 1995, page 15; and in Anon, 1980, page 20. Earliest known picture: 8 Aug 1907.

Holymead Fields - Brislington from "Holly Meads." Picture published in Chard, Judith et al 1995, page 25; and in Jones, F C & W G Chown 1977, plate 56. Earliest known picture: posted before 3 June 1918.

Holymead Fields - BRISLINGTON FROM HOLYMEAD.

Bath Road (A4) - The Square - TRAM TERMINUS BRISLINGTON, BRISTOL. Published in print by Waller, Peter 2018, page 54. Earliest known picture: 2 Sept 1915.

Bath Road (A4) - The Square - Brislington Village. Published in Anon, 1980, page 9; and in Winstone, Reece 1974, plate 92. Earliest known picture: 19 Aug 1907.

Bath Road (A4) - The Square - [ Untitled ].

Bath Road (A4) - The Square - THE SQUARE BRISLNGTON.

Church of St Luke - Brislington Church.. Earliest known picture: 28 Jan 1917.

Church of St Luke - BRISLINGTON CHURCH. Series number: A12548. Earliest known picture: 4 Apr 1938.

Church of St Luke - BRISLINGTON CHURCH. Earliest known picture: 20 Dec 1919.

Church of St Luke - Brislington Church.

Church of St Luke - BRISLINGTON CHURCH. Earliest known picture: 24 Sept 1906.

Church of St Luke - BRISLINGTON. VIEW FROM TOWER OF PARISH CHURCH. Picture published in Anon, 1980, page 18.

Church Hill - former vicarage - BRISLINGTON FROM THE VICARAGE. Published at Bristol Archives; and in Small, A et al 1979, page 6. Earliest known picture: 8 Sept 1914.

School Road - St Luke's school - [ Untitled ]. Possibly Water Lane.

School Road - St Luke's school - BRISLINGTON SCHOOL. Picture published in Chard, Judith et al 1995, page 67; and in Small, A et al 1979, page 27.

School Road - Brislington, View from Vicarage.

School Road - BRISLINGTON. VIEW SHEWING CHURCH & SCHOOLS. Picture published in Jones, F C & W G Chown 1977, plate 60.

School Road - BROMWELL LANE BRISLINGTON. Earliest known picture: 29 Jul 1907.

Birchwood Road - ESTATE OFFICE ST ANNES. Earliest known picture: 27 Jul 1908.

Beese's Riverside Bar - [ Untitled ].

Beese's Riverside Bar - Bees Tea Gardens, Hanham. Picture published in Lowe, Barbara & Tony Brown 1988, page 70.

Railway - RIVER AVON. ST. ANNE'S. Series number: 9.

Ariel Rowing Club - Aeriel Rowing Club, Headquarters, Conham. Picture published in Bristol Archives. Earliest known picture: 30 Jun 1908.

Brislington Hill - [ Untitled ]. Picture published in Jones, F C & W G Chown 1977, plate 53.

West Town Lane - [ ... ] Bridge [ ... ]. Picture published in Small, A et al 1979, page 32.

West Town Lane - WEST TOWN LANE BRISLINGTON. Picture published in Small, A et al 1979, page 19.

Stockwood Lane - Stockwood Lane, Brislington. Earliest known picture: 6 Aug 1910.


Ken Taylor


Bibliography

Sheppard, Geof 2020, File:St Anne's Park site and signal box.jpg, Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_Anne%27s_Park_site_and_signal_box.jpg (accessed 23 Mar 2023).


We can't exhibit these postcards until we have permission from the copyright owner, and regrettably we don't yet know who that is.