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Marvellous Pictures of a Day trip to Bristol in July 1958

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Vauxhall Cresta in Bristol, 30 July 1958

Vauxhall Cresta in Bristol, 30 July 1958, copyright Allan Hailstone

Allan Hailston, the photographer of these wonderful photographs, recalls how he ended up in Bristol during the summer of 1958.

After my mother died in 1954, I lived with my Dad for some years, and each year we went on holiday together in August.  In 1958 we decided that two good centres for exploring surrounding areas were Ashford in Kent and Bristol, so we had a week in each place.

%22Festival of Striptease%22 featuring Jane of The Daily Mail is on at The Hippodrome 30 Jul 1958

Bristol, 30 July 1958.

Bristol, 30 July 1958.

 

Allan Hailstone Bristol, 30 July 1958

The Cat of Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958

The Cat of Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958

The cat of Christmas Steps –

Which life was his that day?

The first, the eighth, or maybe more –

Whichever twas, one thing we know –

His last’s now gone, for sure.

Poem by AH

Bristol 30th July 1958 Allan Hailstone

Bristol, 30 July 1958

Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958 b

Christmas Steps

Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958 cat

Christmas Steps

Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958

Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958

Morris J2 van Bristol 30 July 1958

Morris J2 van Bristol 30 July 1958

Near Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958

Near Christmas Steps, Bristol, 30 July 1958

Park Street, Bristol, 30 July 1958

Park Street, Bristol, 30 July 1958

St. Peter's Church, Bristol, 30 July 1958

St. Peter’s Church, Bristol, 30 July 1958

 

Temple Meads Station, Bristol, 30 July 1958

Temple Meads Station, Bristol, 30 July 1958

Allan Hailstone’s photography can be found on his flickr site. But also check out his wonderful book entitled – London – Portrait of a City 1950-1962

 

  • Stevechang64

    Glorious