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Totterdown is a suburb of Bristol, England, situated area just south of the River Avon and south-east of Temple Meads railway station. It rises relatively steeply from the river bank to a largely terraced housing area which is notable for its painted homes often in bright colours that can be seen from some distance. Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Avon means river. River Avon in England therefore, literally means River River as does Afon Afan (River Afan) in Welsh. ... The original station (left) closed in 1965. ...


Once mainly a working class area and built for the nearby railway industry, in the mid to late 19th century, Totterdown has become a popular area for the younger generation taking up work in the city centre. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It has several local pubs some of which attract a younger clientele with DJ nights. Two of the better known for the music are the Shakespeareand the New Found Out.


There is an amateur weather site in Totterdown that has a useful website for local climate details.


In the last few years the Totterdown Art trail Frontroomhas been gaining in popularity. This event invites visitors into the houses of artists in this area of Bristol to view a large range of local artwork.


External links

  • Totterdown.net

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About Bristol Suburbs - Totterdown - Development (311 words)
There is a small cluster of buildings on Totterdown, whilst below the wide carriageway dominates the picture as it follows the curve of the river in an extravagant sweep.
One of its earliest mentions is that in 1642, at the time of the Civil War, a small fort or earthwork known as a sconce was built there 'to command the southern road'.
A force headed by the Sheriffs with officers, constables, several Turnpike commissioners and a party of sailors armed with staves arrived on the scene before the demolition was completed and drove them off, wounding some and taking about 30 prisoner.
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