Map showing ponds in Stoke Gifford village that have been filled in since 1889.

Where have all the frogs gone?

…asks local history enthusiast Adrian Kerton. Conservationists are worried that the UK is losing much of its wildlife through loss of habitat and that certainly seems to be the case in Stoke Gifford ‘village’. In the past, builders filled in inconvenient ponds, though today, the new Harry Stoke development has had to cater for the protected great crested newt colonies.

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A crowd gathered around the road sign for Sharon Ubnak Close at the official opening.

Local historian remembered as new development opens in Little Stoke

A new housing development named after a local historian has been officially opened in Little Stoke. Housing association Bromford has completed work to its regeneration scheme in Collins Avenue, which has seen ten old properties demolished and replaced with 15 modern, energy-efficient homes. Delivered in partnership with United Living, the project, which began last year, has now been shortlisted for

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Photo of Adrian Kerton (right) and local resident David Shore at the ‘moat’.

Call to preserve historic Harry Stoke ‘moat’

As Crest Nicholson prepares to begin construction of a 763-home development in Harry Stoke (subject to final planning approval), a local history enthusiast is calling on the developer to preserve a historic water feature… By Adrian Kerton The ‘moat’ at Harry Stoke has always been regarded as an insignificant small pond, but now the surrounding scrub has been cleared, it

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View of The Green in Stoke Gifford ‘village’. The old post office can be seen in the left of the picture

A short history of Stoke Gifford

By local history enthusiast Adrian Kerton. From the coins spilling from a pot in a stream, that was broken by a lad throwing a stone, and from excavations around the parish, particularly on the Royal Estate at Sandringham Road, we know the Romans had a presence here. The coins were reported as those of Constantine the Great. We know from

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