A-Z of Curious Bristol
Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and EccentricseBook - 2014
Bristol's history is packed with nooks and crannies, peculiar customs, and curious characters. This book explains why the vicar in one church goes on an annual trek to peer down a manhole; why captains of industry sing an 18-verse song in memory of Queen Elizabeth I; and how the Flower of Bristol got its name. You will meet some unusual contraptions, like the bed with in-built exercise equipment, or the thrashing machine for naughty boys. You will also discover why a public clock still runs to Bristol time. This compendium of the weird and wonderful will surprise even those Bristolians who thought they really knew their city.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 942.393 Fe
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages)