Fishponds is an attractive, quiet, safe suburb of Bristol approximately five miles from the City centre. It has two large Victorian eraparks; Eastville Park and Vassels (formerly the Vassels Family estate). The river Frome runs through both parks forming a valley and there is an attractive but lonely path walkway alongside the river. A restored Snuff Mill can be found near the Vassels Park end of the River. It has retained its original waterwheel which can still be seen and heard turning today. Eastville park has it's own large boating lake with central wildlife reserves. The peddle boats are avaliable for hire in the summer months. Bristol is a port city in south-western England, on the River Avon. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, June 20, 1837) gave her name to the historic era. ... For the Korean family name Park, see Korean name. ...
Fishponds is mainly a residential area through which many bus routes pass. Housing is typically of the terraced Victorian variety. The high street comprises of many local shops such as greengrocers and florists. There is a small student population due to the presence of the St Matthias campus of the University of the West of England. Part of the UWE campus at Frenchay Another view of the Frenchay campus The University of the West of England (abbrev. ...
The name of this area of Bristol derives from when it was, like nearby Soundwell, a quarry district. The empty quarries were then filled and there were many large fishponds in the area which have since been filled in. There is one pond remaining which was, until the mid 1970s when it was officially closed, a popular swimming area, named "The Lido" by locals.
At its Eastville end, the elevated section of M32 motorway cuts through the area near it's terminus at the Broadmead shopping centre. Fishponds is bordered by four suburbs: Downend, Staple Hill, St. George and Eastville. This geography article needs to be wikified. ... Staple Hill is a suburb of Bristol, England, situated in the north-east of the city near Fishponds. ...
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