Meadows to Meaders

The Southmead area has a wealth of fascinating history that we would like to uncover with the help of local residents.

Southmead was created in the 1930s when people were moved from all over Bristol to 1,500 newly built houses and Bristol Old Vic, in conjunction with Myers-Insole Local Learning CIC, will be producing a ‘soap opera' about the beginnings of Southmead that will be performed by you, live in the streets of Southmead in July 2017.

At the launch event on 25th September, Bristol Old Vic Young Company Director Lisa Gregan and Scriptwriter Bea Roberts collected residents' stories about Southmead's past which will shape next summer's 1930s soap opera.

To find out more about what we've been working on so far click here.

Calling all Meaders

We'd like to gather more stories from local residents to unlock Southmead's hidden history. If you have memories of growing up in Southmead and living in the area, please post them in our cardboard post box situated in the local SCART shop. Alternatively, email your stories to

If you'd like to take part in the Southmead Soap Opera, whether that be acting in the performance or helping backstage, please email

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