Malmesbury Close in miniature

September 30 2016

The residents of Malmesbury Close in Redland made a model of their road in celebration of their 20th anniversary street party at the end of August.

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The residents of Malmesbury Close in Redland made a model of their road in celebration of their 20th anniversary street party at the end of August. 

Inspired by the Briswool Exhibition, all 14 of the houses were represented by 3D cardboard models and many of the street’s pets featured too.

Malmesbury Close, sited just off Birchall Road, has held a street party every year since 1995 and is thought to be the longest running annual event in Bristol.

This year a BBQ lunch was followed by games, both traditional and new, like human Hungry Hippos, and finished with an outdoor cinema showing a singalong film.

Resident Tanya Stratton said: “The whole day ran really smoothly as everyone joined in and contributed to the party by either shopping, BBQ cooking, organising games or hanging the bunting which is probably why the street party has been running so long.

“This year Jenny Maxwell masterminded the Mini Malmesbury Close model making which was fun to do and a great success.”