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  • Bristol is currently seen as somewhere at the forefront of all things hip and progressive, and has been since about 1990.
    Culturally, that’s Inkie and Banksy and street art. That’s Massive Attack and Tricky and Geoff Barrow’s Portishead. That’s St Paul’s soundsystems and Gloucester Road and house parties in squats and illegal warehouse raves.

    Sourdough Bristol also means the price of the cheapest house in Montpelier is £300,000. It means the rent in St Paul’s going up from £800 a month to £1,200 a month.

    Reminiscing about the past always looks better through rose coloured spectacles.

    I may have only had to pay £375 for a 1 bed flat in St Pauls in the 1990's , but it meant sharing a hallway with a crack dealer and walking past the hookers to get up the stairs.

    The squat parties were full of crusties with their cheap drugs and smelly clothes and being mugged in St Pauls coming back from a sound system party was never fun.

    Oh , those were the days and we didn't even know what sourdough was .....


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