Bristol street names and the famous people they were named after

Did you know the origin to all of these street names?

Bristol is a place full of nods and tributes to people from its past with the city’s ode to slave traders such as Edward Colston sparking discussions about how historical figures be recognised.

Roads around Bristol have been used to immortalise a character from the city’s history whether it be for their involvement in a great siege to take control of the city during the 1600s or the founder of one of America’s oldest states. BristolWorld has selected eight streets across which you may have walked on every day and not realised the person behind its name.

Here are those eight streets and the people they are named after.

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