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frenchay in britol

Postby terry1956 » October 11th, 2013, 10:08 am

The part of bristol known as Frenchey is so called after housing the many french POW, s.the old part of the then asylum was used to house them.The bristol cut known as the feeder was dug out by french POW, s. Nothing remains of these men bar the name and a small plaque on the building.
Also of note is the celling of the officers mess of the royal momouthshire fusliers.the celling was decorated by french POW, s who drew their faces in the plaster.michael
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Re: frenchay in britol

Postby Mark » October 11th, 2013, 3:54 pm

I must admit I never knew that. Thanks for the info, Michael!

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Re: frenchay in britol

Postby terry1956 » October 12th, 2013, 2:06 pm

Also on clifton green are two graves from the indian campaign. I know longer live in bristol, but next time I am there I will take a few pics.its an odd place or graves as its park land not church. Maybe they are graves of indians who fought for us, and therefore could not lay within the church grounds.michael
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