Washing in the Well Project

The results of our Heritage Lottery Project ‘Washing in the Well’ have been posted on a website page.  Link is below:

Local Learning Washing in the Well  and the page will continue to be updated, so keep looking.

Local Learning and  Rowan Associates worked with us to deliver the project and pdf copies of the booklet produced  are on the website, along with many more things as well. The initial project is finishing, but other links within the community are still being developed and future projects discussed.  Watch this space!

We held two local memories events at the Baths and took recordings. Listen to the story of our area on the “Local Learning” Website. You  can now hear 5 fascinating sound files 

Using a small grant from Historic England’s Heritage Schools programme, we had two  afternoon events at St Michael on the Mount and St George’s primary schools. Pupils from the schools invited local people to share their memories with them.



Our Heritage Lottery funded project launch was on 21st July 2018  12.00 to 15.00 at Jacobs Wells Baths . Wilbert Smith from the Heritage Lottery Fund gave a very supportive speech, saying how our project was wide ranging, included large and small organisations and our community.

It was timed to coincide with Bristol Harbourside Festival. See the advert on page 41 of the Festival Brochure…

There was  a chance to get a copy  of our newly published project booklet, featuring work from local schools, local historians, local community and put together by Local Learning CIC and Rowan Associates. More celebrations happened as part of Bristol Docks Heritage Weekend Sat 29 Sep. You could listen to our sound files on board the Brigantia   At the  Create Centre on Wednesday 10th October 7 for 7.30 p.m.  John Parke talked about the project, followed by Murder and Mayhem as part of the meeting of the Cliftonwood, Hotwells and Clifton Local History Society . Brochures were available.

  From the Jacob de Wilstar 1746 survey of Jacobs Wells Road at Bristol Archives.