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Whitehall, Bristol

Whitehall
Whitehall is located in Bristol
Whitehall
Whitehall
 Whitehall shown within Bristol
OS grid reference
Unitary authority Bristol
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Bristol East
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England
Bristol
Whitehall Road

Whitehall, is a district on the edge of inner Bristol city in England.

Parks

The local green space is Whitehall Playing Fields or Packer's Ground as it was known, taking its name from the local chocolate factory - Packers. As of 2006 this company is known as Famous Names and has just announced its total closure. The playing field is to be fully redeveloped for sports use for The City Academy Bristol school.[1]

Housing

In part of the area, adjoining market gardens and the new estate was built on the rhubarb patch and as a result, rhubarb was quite commonplace in many gardens.

Some houses ("villas") overlook the adjoining St. George Park and these have small balconies.

Newer houses have since been built on the former Co-op Bakery and Rose Green High School sites. There is a plaque on the original school wall, which was retained, giving some history, about John Wesley having preached on this site.

The comedian Bob Hope lived for a time in Whitehall Road in his youth.

Shops

The shopping rank either side of Embassy Road on the Gordon Estate, once had a newsagent, a haberdasher, a grocers, a bakery, a pet shop, a green-grocer, a chemist, a hairdresser, a butcher, a toy shop and ironmonger.

Churches

Local Churches include Saint George also, the name of an adjacent local district.

Further information on 32nd Bristol (1st Whitehall) Scout Group can be found at [2]

Public houses

The Kings Head public house has long been part of the Whitehall scene and was originally owned by the Parsons family. At that time there were stables attached as dray horses from George's Brewery were quite a common site on Bristol roads.

See also

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