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Bristol

BRISTOL City and port of southwestern England, a unitary authority and ceremonial county. By late Anglo-Saxon England Bristol was becoming an important port in trade with Ireland, an importance that grew with the Anglo-Norman intervention in Ireland in the 1170s.   … Continue reading

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Avon

AVON County in the west of England formed in 1974.   It took its name from the river on which the cities of Bath and Bristol stand.   Besides Bristol and Bath, which had been county boroughs before 1974, the County also … Continue reading

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