12 July 2012

The seventh listening post is on Barton Hill Road

This listening post is overlooked by the Barton Hill Settlement which recently celebrated its centenary. The Barton Hill Settlement was established in 1911. At that time, many similar settlements were being set up around the UK and in the USA, with the aim of bringing cultural and educational opportunities to disadvantaged areas.

In Barton Hill, the Settlement was established by the University of Bristol. University staff and students lived here, setting up, amongst other things, a library. The Settlement is now an independent charity and is managed by a committee of mainly local people, and provides a wide variety of services to the local community.


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