Celebrating the history of Staple Hill

Posted on Friday 18th June 2010 at 8:22 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

Staple Hill Library will be celebrating the history and neighbourhood of Staple Hill with a special evening on Wednesday 23 June.

It was 100 years ago that Alderman AW Page presented Page Park to the Parish of Mangotsfield in perpetuity, ensuring that generations of local people can enjoy Staple Hill’s own 19 acre park. The Page Park story will be presented by Roger Angerson of the Downend Local History Society and Roger will talk about the Park from its creation a century ago up to the present day.

The evening will also include a live reading and launch of a specially commissioned audio story “The Colour of Infinity” by South Gloucestershire-based writer Pauline Masurel. The story is set in Page Park and other Staple Hill locations, and has been written and produced in conjunction with Heads and Tales, a group of writers and artists based in Bristol.

The “Colour of Infinity” is part of a larger project featuring nine stories about interesting places in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, with accompanying walking routes – written by local writers, and available to download for free from the Heads and Tails website.

South Gloucestershire Council commissioned two of the stories to encourage residents to explore their neighbourhoods and see them in a new light.

Tickets are £2.50 for the evening and are available from any South Gloucestershire library. The event starts at 7.30pm and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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