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Sunday, July 12, 2020

There's no place like home!

Everytime I visit Bristol, I have a compelling urge to check out locations that have a link to Cary Grant.

My recent trip was no exception. 

So where to go first? Well, I went to where it all started... No. 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield.

I was able to order a copy of the birth certificate entry for Archibald Alec Leach.

The certificate gives details of full name, parents name and father's occupation as a tailor's presser. 

A view of Hughenden Road from the top.

No. 15

The British Heritage plaque that carries the correct information from the birth certificate.

Whilst in Horfield, I continued just a little further along the main Gloucester Road. 

At No. 212 the shop fronting has a stencilled image of Cary Grant by artist Stewy.

Gloucester Road

Travelling into Bristol, I looked up a few more locations that have links to Cary Grant.

The Hippodrome in the city centre was where young Archie was introduced to the world of show business.

And just around the corner is College Green on Park Street.

Now...the trees are all grown!

Now and then!

Just around another corner is the bronzed statue of Cary Grant in Millennium Square, that was unveiled in 2001 by his 5th wife Barbara.

The next port of call was Clifton, just a little further on.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, seen from the terrace of the Avon Gorge Hotel 
(formerly The Grand Spa Hotel)

On the bridge...if you're driving, the toll is £1.

Much more can be and has been written about Cary Grant's connection to Bristol. But this has been a brief snap shot of my weekend. Good Stuff!