I had a few more churches; both of historical and/or family interest and other areas of the city I wanted to visit. I also spent about an hour in the harbour side museum. I had planned to visit the much larger and older museum and art gallery on my first day but the weather was unpleasant and it was a long walk. It was near a house which had become an historical museum so I missed it too as it was closed when I was available. I did see a similar one in Derby on a later occasion.
There were a number of guided walks available in Bristol but I had no time for them. One included visits to some Banksy graffiti. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy He is a prolific street artist. I noticed the artwork below when walking in the central section of the city and while probably not his is of a similar style.
Church of St Thomas
Another old church. The outside was uninspiring.
The 3 Lancashire daughters were re-baptised in this church in 1810. There is no information about the reason but their father was dead, they may have moved to Bristol and some vicars were known to be a bit particular about such sacramental issues and may have re-baptised them so he could be sure.
Below is inside one of the many market buildings in the St Nicholas area.
Could probably have found something to buy if I’d lingered although I did buy a couple of 2nd hand books in one of the other buildings.
Robert Lancashire was baptised in this church in 1758 as an eight year old. Why he was baptised at such an age or whether it was his first baptism is unknown. (His daughters ended up being baptised twice.)
St James Priory
Martha Howell Lancashire, Robert and Martha’s second daughter, married Samuel Withers in Bath in 1826. Her children were baptised in Bristol at a church very near the cathedral and now demolished. Their abodes were always recorded as College Green or Park St. College Green is to the right of Park St and included a section closer to the cathedral but now demolished.
By the time I had finished in the cathedral it was getting late and I had a very long walk to my guesthouse. The following day was spent on a very long walk to the train station, travelling to Gloucester by train and settling into the new city. While I got to go on some tours and see parts of Gloucester previously unseen I will skip Gloucester from my blog as I am so far behind. If you want to see some of Gloucester I suggest you visit my blog from 2 years ago and check both pages. http://www.kerry.net.au/?cat=113&paged=2