What’s Your Blitz Story Southmead?

New BBC series uncovers the hidden histories of the Blitz and we want to hear your stories Southmead.

Between 1940 and 1941 Britain experienced months of relentless bombardment from the air as enemy aircraft swarmed our skies waging a brutal war aimed directly at British civilians.

Examining in close-up detail the bombs that fell on our city streets in those dark hours, we are going to tell the stories of those who lived and worked in buildings that were obliterated, as well as those of the people who were called upon to save, heal, or rally them.

Do you or one of your relatives have a personal story connected to one life-changing night during the Blitz?

Were family members lost, did friends disappear, or were colleagues bravely sacrificed?

Perhaps your parents or grandparents narrowly escaped a bomb, or heroically joined in to rescue their neighbours and their story is as yet untold?

Do you have an incredible connection to life during the Blitz in Bristol, in particular the nights of the 24th-25th November 1940, 3rd January 1941, and Good Friday 1941?

We are also really keen to hear from families who moved out of the city centre and old Broadmead either during or post war – even during or post war – even if you weren’t directly affected by the blitz.

Please send through an outline of your story with the headline ‘BLITZ’, along with your name, age, current address, and contact details to: emily.thompson@walltowall.co.uk

Alternatively you can call us on 0207 241 9320

Or write to us at:


Wall to Wall 3rd Floor

85 Gray’s Inn Road