Friends of Troopers Hill
Old Site Leaflets
From this page you can download pdf versions of leaflets about the Hill produced before Friends of Troopers Hill were formed.
Copies of our current leaflets can be downloaded here or picked up at any of our events or guided walks - see our Events Page for details.
If you have any other old leaflets or information about the Hill (perhaps you have photographs from the 1991/92 'Action Days') we would be pleased to hear from you.
Introducing Troopers Hill LNR - 1995
This leaflet was produced by 'Bristol City Council Leisure Services Directorate'.
There is no date on the leaflet, but we believe it was issued in 1995 to coinside with the declaration of Troopers Hill as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in June that year.
Troopers' Hill ...is wearing out - 1991
This leaflet was produced by the Bristol Development Corporation.
The leaflet invited people to a public meeting to discuss work planned on the Hill for later that year. This work included the wooden fences around the Hill and work to the footpaths, some of this can be seen in progress on our Old Photographs pages here.
The idea that Troopers Hill was 'wearing out' was not accurate and in fact the areas of bare earth are some of the Hill's most important habitats since they are home to the rare mining bees. You can see how little the main area of erosion in the centre of the Hill has changed from the 1950s here. It is fortunate that the full plans for re-seeding or returfing were not carried out.
In 1992 the Bristol Development Corporation also funded a Management plan for the Hill.
Woodlands of the Avon Valley - 1991
These leaflets were also produced by the Bristol Development Corporation.
The first leaflet invited people to public meetings in October 1991 to discuss plans for the various areas of woodland in the Avon Valley, including 'Blackswarth Wood'; 'Joycewood' and 'Crew's Hole Woodland' on our side of the valley as well as St Anne's Wood and Birchwood in Brislington.
The second leaflet invites people to 'Action Days' organised by Avon Wildlife Trust in Crew's Hole Woodland, meeting at the end of Malvern Rd. These were to be held in December 1991 and Spring 1992.
Our thanks to Roy for keeping copies of these leaflets and the one below.