I was born in Southmead and have lived around here most of my life. I am a local volunteer and also secretary of the BS10 Parks and Planning Group. I played Edgar Meadows in the recent Southmead Soap Opera and am a member of the Southmead History Group; I have a great interest in history of any kind and would like to hear from anyone with a story to tell, particularly about early life in Southmead.
My late wife Jeanne went to school with Mary Fowler; Mary and I are members of the Southmead Baptist Church. Chatting one day, Mary mentioned that she and a few others from Southmead had been invited to City Hall as part of the 70 year celebration of the Bristol Hannover exchange; I thought this would make a really interesting history item for The Mead. You can read this piece here. Thanks to Mary for writing this lovely piece and sharing her photos.