Easton Heritage Archive

A selection taken from 13 mini cassettes which contain 18 oral history interviews with local residents of Easton, Bristol

The interviews focus on individuals experiences of living in Easton from the 1930s to the present day. They were collected over two days in June 2007 by school children from St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School.

They were part of a wider ‘Easton and Us Heritage Project’ which aimed to give school children in Easton a greater understanding of how to discover the history of where they live and go to school by investigating primary sources. As part of this they met with older residents to exchange experiences of living in Easton.

Edna Portingale

Edna Portingale talks about growing up in a working class family in Easton in the 1920s and 30s.

Princess Campbell

Princess Campbell talks about the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963.

Barbara Dettering

Barbara Dettering talks about moving to the UK from Guyana in 1961, moving to Easton, social life in the 60s, and how Easton has changed.

David Davis

David Davis talks about his experiences in Easton during World War 2.

Abdul Ismail

Abdul Ismail talks about his family coming to Easton from Uganda in 1972, settling in Easton and establishing Sweet Mart in St Marks Road.