Both my daughter and I were Red Maids. Our school is the oldest girls' school in the country. It started in Denmark Street as an orphanage for 12 girls. They were taught domestic skills to enable them to gain employment as servants. There was also a Blue Maids orphanage but it closed in 1927.
When we lived in Clifton, we had season tickets for the Zoo, so we were able to walk through the pretty grounds to shop in Clifton Village, use the Library, and enjoy the restaurants. One of the latter was owned by Keith Floyd, the famous chef, and it was Keith who bought our flat! The Zoo is now moving to The Wild Place Project, near junction 17 of the the M5.
I am also proud of Clifton College. I thought that Public Schools were built for the wealthy, but not at all. They were established for parents who could not afford to have their children privately educated at home! The school theatre is called 'The Redgrave', after Sir Michael Redgrave who was a student there, as were John Cleese, Trevor Howard, Josiah Wedgwood,..and our son!
How about Bristol Blue glass - so beautiful! And one of my granddaughters is getting married in Clifton in August!
Stay well, Esmé