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Christmas Steps are just behind Quay Street, and are thought to have been built in the 1660s. When this picture was taken, the Steps had longs enjoyed a reputation as the place to go for antiques or to seek out old books.
Remembered more than a year ago
I remember a lot of the old shops that used to be here, on the left hand side going up, there was a fabulous book shop, and at the bottom on the right was one of the best fish and chip shops in Bristol
4th Apr 2012
I remember visiting the joke shop. Stink Bombs,Itching powder and fake blood. I thought it was marvelous!!!
I remember The Gaity pub and a stamp shop, both on the left going up.
9th Apr 2012
I was a keen aero modeler circa 1960 to 70 , The model shop which was at the top of Christmas steps and joke shop were visited weekly doe's any one remember those places.rick rickards Ontario Canada
25th Apr 2012
If my memory serves me right , the best fish and chips were to be found in Christmas Steps!
26th Apr 2012
I remember the joke shop and as you said the best fish and chip shop in Bristol-boy-friend (now husband) went to Bristol Grammar school so we walked down Christmas Steps most days. Hi Rick-I'm in Quebec Canada.
28th Apr 2012
I remember Christmas Steps as I used to clean the offices above the Bank next door 1977 to 1980, those were the days! Went ice-skating straight after!! Now moved away from Bristol, but miss it so much!
5th May 2012
remember the fish and chips, great.
12th May 2012
My friend and (1962-64) Bristol Old Vic Theatre School fellow-student of Acting, John McEnery, played the (I think, only) role of 'The New Tenant' in the play of that title by Absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco, under Bristol Uni. direction, and using the Steps - covered with furniture - as the setting. I think it was made into a film, but I'm not sure. John, who won the Gielgud Award at BOVTS, went on to act at Liverpool Everyman, the National, in films, et al, incl. with a French company.
26th Jul 2012
I definitely remember The joke shop & fish & Chip's no doubt-idly the best... then I'm not sure if the Ice Skating rink is still there ... but it used to be called Silver Blades. haven't been back for a while.- such GREAT memories. From Ontario Canada
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