Skip to content ↓

Uncovering stories of Southmead

Students have been working alongside film production company Calling the Shots to document the history of Southmead. 

As part of the Meadows to Meadows project, our students have been learning skills in filming, sound checking and interviewing to discover the stories of Southmead's older residents - some of whom have been around since the 1930s when the area was first built. 

We have so far filmed at Fonthill Primary School, Southmead Youth Centre and a local resident's home. 

The students have been enthralled by some of the stories they've heard - residents have recalled being in the school playground when World War II broke out, witnessing German bombers fly overhead, and even lifting weights with Darth Vader star David Prowse. 

A series of documentaries will be made from the interviews, and will be shown to the public next year.

We look forward to seeing the final product! 

  • 20161116_131150

    20161116_131150.jpg
    242
    20161116_131150
  • 20161116_130616

    20161116_130616.jpg
    241
    20161116_130616
  • 20161116_130545

    20161116_130545.jpg
    240
    20161116_130545
  • 20161116_125528

    20161116_125528.jpg
    239
    20161116_125528
  • 20161116_125422

    20161116_125422.jpg
    238
    20161116_125422
  • 20161207_132055

    20161207_132055.jpg
    237
    20161207_132055
  • 20161207_125834

    20161207_125834.jpg
    236
    20161207_125834
  • 20161207_124421

    20161207_124421.jpg
    235
    20161207_124421
  • 20161116_135007

    20161116_135007.jpg
    243
    20161116_135007
  • 20161123_133302

    20161123_133302.jpg
    244
    20161123_133302
  • 20161123_135109

    20161123_135109.jpg
    245
    20161123_135109
  • 20161123_140033

    20161123_140033.jpg
    246
    20161123_140033
  • 20161123_141638

    20161123_141638.jpg
    247
    20161123_141638
  • 20161123_143844

    20161123_143844.jpg
    248
    20161123_143844
  • 20161123_145357

    20161123_145357.jpg
    249
    20161123_145357
  • 20161123_150255

    20161123_150255.jpg
    250
    20161123_150255
  • 20161123_150550

    20161123_150550.jpg
    251
    20161123_150550
  • 20161123_150656

    20161123_150656.jpg
    252
    20161123_150656