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Forgotten Bristol

A friend of mine at work is preparing a “Forgotten Bristol” presentation for some local school kids.
She asked me if I had heard of an old road which may have been called something like “Billy Bragg(s) Lane”. Not sure about the spelling.
I’m fairly sure she wasn’t referring to Bragg’s Lane near Old Market Street because she believed that this lane was somewhere near Trenchard Street.
She wanted to know if the lane ever existed and if it did, why it was named so, and when it disappeared.
Can anyone offer any info?
Thanks very much!

Re: Forgotten Bristol


Early Bristol directories list:
Bragge's Court, Bedminster
Bragge Lane, near the Turnpike, Lawrence Hill

Could your friend be thinking of Johnny Ball Lane ?(Maudlin Street to Lewin's Mead) not a million miles from Trenchard Street.


Re: Forgotten Bristol

Thanks Kevin.
Oddly enough, when I admitted to her that I didn’t know Billy Bragg lane, I also mentioned Johnny Ball lane as a possible candidate, but she felt that this wasn’t the one. But, you never know! Ill quiz her further on how she heard of it. Thanks for the other 2 suggestions.