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::: gloucester rd – article in the independent newspaper (2004)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , on December 21, 2010 by kochy

an article in the independent by mark rowe called ‘the last great british high street’

an edited version:

“welcome to gloucester road, bristol, one of the last traditional high streets in britain, where shop staff smile and bend over backwards to help. the superstores that have obliterated similar retail communities all over the country also lurk nearby, and yet somehow the increasingly anachronistic gloucester road continues to go about its business. the shops there serve the community in much the same way that they did half a century ago or more. you can buy pretty much anything you need here, says peter browne, honorary secretary of the bishopston traders association. how often do you see a butcher’s nowadays? the baker’s has people queuing out of the door, more like a french bread shop. the street has just evolved. i don’t know how you could ever replicate it.”

the independent on sunday, 8th august 2004

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[o] nil bog boh (bristol 7)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2010 by kochy

‘nil bog boh’, gloucester rd, bristol 7

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] spread (bristol 7)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by kochy

‘spread’, gloucester rd, bristol 7

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] at the lip (bristol 7)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by kochy

‘at the lip’, gloucester rd, bristol 7

originally uploaded by james koch

::: gloucester rd (bristol 7)

Posted in bs7 on September 20, 2010 by kochy

gloucester rd, bs7, is one of the most thriving centres of independent shopping in bristol, probably the uk

built in 1817, it is part of the a38 that leads into gloucester

until at least 1880 it was known as horfield road, part of the great northern road

by the 1900s gloucester road was an important shopping area, selling goods of every kind, but if you wanted to look elsewhere trams took you straight into the centre of the city

the hobgoblin pub on gloucester rd was originally the royal hotel and then the gloucester for a long time

it was ‘pub of the week’ in the bristol evening post as recently as february 2010 but is currently closed down

drinking holes such as the the prince of wales, the flyer, golden lion and the royal oak remain. i do my best to help keep them in business 😉

to see historic photos and for more information on gloucester rd. click here

[o] take my head (bristol 7)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2010 by kochy

‘take my head’, gloucester rd, bristol 7 (2008)

the following three images were all taken in 2008, the year i got my first ‘proper camera’. using a wide angle lens

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] the birth of shadows (bristol 7)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2010 by kochy

‘the birth of shadows’, gloucester rd, bristol 7 (2008)

three figures eminate to/from horfield prison. i moulded the ‘hood’ out of a piece of blue tack and positioned it on the glass of the phonebox i was shooting throu. there is a plastic foot – part of the logo for a well known phone provider – escaping the frame, top left

originally uploaded by james koch