• © Know Your Place, Hillfields Library 2012.

Hillfields Library

  • Saturday 11AM - 5PM

Venue number: 31

Hillfields Library

  • Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM

Venue number: 31

  • © Know Your Place, Hillfields Library 2012.

Hillfields Library



Explore the physical legacy of the Addison Housing Act, during the centenary of the birth of council housing.


Hillfields was Bristol’s first council estate built following the introduction of the Addison Housing Act in 1919. This act, named for the minister who introduced it, aimed to provide ‘homes fit for heroes’ following the First World War.


This year, the city is celebrating the centenary of this Act with a series of projects on the key estates. Hillfields Homes for Heroes is a community learning project exploring this heritage, co-ordinated by Local Learning CIC.


The project, running until the summer of 2020, aims to tell the story of Hillfields through the voices of its residents; past and present, and look ahead to a Hillfields of the future.


Drop in to discover Hillfields legacy: The event on Saturday will showcase work including a photographic exhibition as well as architectural photography workshops to contribute to the Festival of Ideas. There will also be an opportunity for people to share further stories about the estate-please do bring along any images and memorabilia you have of the estate!


Got the kids? Come along for art workshops with the project artist creating prints of house plans.

Key Information

  • Address Summerleaze, BS16 4HL
  • More info Please see www.bristolopendoors.org.uk for other #HomesForHeroes100 events taking place across the city.
  • Map Map coming soon!
  • Amenities
    Wheelchair access
    Accessible toilet
    Activities for families