Local History

Merchants Quay and St Mary Redcliffe From Prince Street bridge
Merchants Quay and St Mary Redcliffe From Prince Street bridge

Former Merchants Landing resident Gordon Faulkner made regular local history contributions to Quay Notes. Affectionately known as ‘Gordon’s Bites’, the articles cover such diverse topics as the ‘Explosion in Bathurst Basin’ and ‘The Redcliffe Tram Line’. Through the links below residents can read again Gordon’s fascinating local history contributions.

Historic Aerial Photographs

Britain from Above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953. Those below show the Merchants Landing area in 1921 and 1934 (click on one of the thumbnails to view the images). The website has many more fascinating aerial photographs of the Bristol area.