April 2020: Kingswood Memories

April 02 2020

A fire engine overturned in Carson’s Road in 1976. The Carson`s factory in the background is often referred to as being in Mangotsfield. Carson`s themselves refer to it being in Shortwood, it is in fact in the Parish of Siston.

A fire engine overturned in Carson’s Road in 1976In the same vein, Mangotsfield Golf Course, and the Mangotsfield Recycling Centre, all have Mangotsfield in their name but are all in Carsons Road, Siston.

Curator Alan Bryant said "This is one of several hundred unseen images to go on display in the Spotlight on Downend and Mangotsfield Display at Kingswood Heritage Museum." 

Kingswood Heritage Museum is located in the former Champion Brass Works, at Tower Lane, Warmley, BS30 8XT, just off Avon Ring Road (Cadbury Heath exit).