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The Friends of Troopers Hill have various documents relating to Troopers Hill; many are available to download on this site through links on the appropriate pages. We also have a collection of books. This page is designed to bring the information together in one place to make it easy for you to see what we have.

There are links to the electronic documents, and a list of books.

Contact Us if you would like to borrow any of the books.

Wildlife Surveys and Reports

 Fungi foray report by John and Doreen Bailey - November 2015
 David Notton Bee Survey Results - July 2015 >>
 Listing of Bees found on Troopers Hill - updated July 2015 from earlier surveys >>
 Bristol Moth Group Field Meeting report - 18th July 2014
 Fungi foray report by Justin Smith - October/November 2013
 Fungi foray report by Justin Smith - November 2012
 Gloucester Lichen Group Lichen Survey of Troopers Hill - 15th November 2011
 Fungi foray report by Justin Smith - October 2011
 Fungi foray report by Justin Smith - November 2010
 Mosses & Lichens report by Justin Smith - December 2009
 Fungi foray report by Justin Smith - November 2008
 Report on photo survey - September 2008
 Small Mammals Survey by Ivan Packer - Jan 2008
 Species survey of areas of scrub cleared in 2006/7 - March 2008
 David Gibbs 2007 Invertebrate Survey
 Fungi foray report by Justin Smith - October 2007
 BRERC Workshop Species List - 24th June 2007
 2007 Bird Nesting Report by Rupert Higgins (text only)
 Polytrichum moss by Nick Hudson - January 2007
 David Gibbs 2006 Invertebrate Survey
 Report on photo survey - August 2006
 Nick's Nature Notes - June 2006
 Bristol & District Moth Group Field Meeting - 26th May 2006
 Fungi foray report by Justin Smith - 22nd October 2005
 BRERC Bristol SNCI Favourable Condition Assessment - Survey date 2nd August 2005
  (Text only contact us to see copies of maps) reproduced by permission of Bristol Parks
 Bristol Naturalistsí Society Invertebrate Section Field Meeting - 2nd July 2005
 Bristol & District Moth Group Field Meeting - 18th June 2005
 Report on photo survey - August 2004
 Report on photo survey - August 2002
 David Gibbs 2000 Invertebrate Survey
 1999 Species List from Management Plan
 Badger Surveys, 2001 & 2007 - Contact Us for details.

History & Geology of Troopers Hill

 Troopers Hill Soils Investigation - Dissertation in Geography by Rebecca Beighton BSc Hons
 The Rocks of Troopers Hill by Andrew Mathieson
 Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Site (RIGS) Assessment 2005
 History Timeline
 A Brief History of Troopers Hill by Rob Acton-Campbell
 Lower Chimney - Desk Study by Bristol & Region Archaeological Services
 1886 lease of mining rights on Troopers Hill to Bristol Fireclay Company
 Extracts from 'Bristol as I knew it' by David Hurt
 Memories of Troopers Hill, Crews Hole, Conham & Hanham by Tom Fry (3MB)
 Elizabeth Emra & Scenes in our Parish
Documents on External Sites:
 A History of Tar Distillation at Crew's Hole, Bristol - Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve

 Leaflet with map of Bristol's 12 LNRs >>
 Green Flag Mystery Shopping Report 2013
 Troopers Hill Green Flag Award 2013/14 Certificate
 2013 Site Information Leaflets
 2012 Interpretation Boards
 Green Flag Judges Feedback Report 2012
 Troopers Hill Green Flag Award 2012/13 Certificate
 2012 Management Plan (8Mb)
 Troopers Hill Green Flag Award 2011/12 Certificate
 How to Get to Troopers Hill
 Final Ecological Report for Stepping Forward Project June 2011
 Report of Consultation Responses for Stepping Forward Project May 2011
 Interim Ecological Report for Stepping Forward Project March 2011
 2007 Managemenent Plan - Updated Schedule January 2011
 Site User and Access Guide for Events January 2011
 Green Flag Judges Feedback Report 2010
 Troopers Hill Green Flag Award 2010/11 Certificate
 2007 Managemenent Plan - Updated Schedule January 2010
 Proposed Seating Plan Revised 2009
 Troopers Hill Green Flag Award 2009 Certificate
 2007 Managemenent Plan - Updated Schedule February 2009
 Green Flag Judges Feedback Report 2008
 Troopers Hill Green Flag Award 2008 Certificate
 2007 Site Information Leaflets
 2007 Interpretation board image
 2007 Design for Entrance C - Greendown (pdf 11Mb)
 2007 Design for Entrance F - Lower chimney (pdf 13Mb)
 2007 Proposed Seating Plan
 Green Flag Judges Feedback Report 2007
 2007 Managemenent Plan
 Plan Map 1 Compartments
 Plan Map 2 Public Rights of Way
 Plan Map 3 Site Features
 Site Plan
 2006 Structural Report both Chimneys
 April 2006 Management Plan Update
 April 2005 Management Plan Update
 Nov 2004 Report on Lower Chimney
 Oct 2004 Report on Upper Chimney
 2004 Management and Action Plan
 2002/3 Wildspace! Troopers Hill Visitor Survey by Sally Oldfield - Report
 2002/3 Wildspace! Troopers Hill Visitor Survey by Sally Oldfield - Responses
 1999 Management Plan by Wessex Ecological Consultancy
 1995 Bristol City Council Leaflet - Introducing Troopers Hill LNR
 22nd June 1995 Declaration of Troopers Hill as a Local Nature Reserve
 1991 Troopers' Hill ... is wearing out! - Bristol Development Corporation

Troopers Hill Field

 2016 3D drawing of proposed play area.
 2016 Plan of proposed play area.
 2015 Tree Planting Final (unchanged after consultation).
 2015 Play Area Design Workshop Report
 2015 Play Area Consultation Report
 2015 Play Area Consultation Initial Proposals prior to consultation.
 2011 Tree Planting Revised Plan.
 2011 Tree Planting Original Proposals prior to consultation.
 2009 Play Area Final Design
 2009 Play Area Consultation Adults' Feedback
 2009 Play Area Consultation Children's Feedback
 2005 Friends of Troopers Hill Survey results

Friends of Troopers Hill

 RHS 2016/17 Parks Award - Assessor's Feedback
 RHS 2016/17 Parks Award - ★★★★★
 2017 Events Programme
 
Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Rev F Adopted Dec 2016
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood 2016 - Judges Comments
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Certificate 2016 - Level 5, Outstanding
 RHS Britain In Bloom - South West - Sutton Seeds Cup Certificate
 Aims & Achievements 2003 - 2016 (Prepared for RHS It's Your Neighbourhood)
 Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Rev F agreed Feb 2016
 2016 Events Programme
 
RHS 2015/16 Parks Award - ★★★★★
 Troopers Hill RHS Britain in Bloom South West - Pride in Parks Entry - 2015/16
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Certificate 2015 - Level 5, Outstanding
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood 2015 - Judges Comments
 Aims & Achievements 2003 - 2015 (Prepared for RHS It's Your Neighbourhood)
 2015 Events Programme
 
Results of 2014 dog fouling survey
 2014 dog fouling survey questionnaire
 Assessor's Feedback - 2014
 RHS Parks and Open Spaces Gold Award 2014
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Certificate 2014 - Level 5, Outstanding
 Troopers Hill RHS Britain in Bloom South West - Best Park / Country Park Entry - 2014
 Aims & Achievements 2003 - 2014 (Prepared for RHS It's Your Neighbourhood)
 Friends of Troopers Hill Child Protection Policy September 2014
 2014 Events Programme
 
RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Certificate 2013 - Level 5, Outstanding
 Aims & Achievements 2003 - 2013 (Prepared for RHS It's Your Neighbourhood)
 2013 Events Programme (Revised March 2013)
 
2013 Events Programme (Jan 2013)
 
RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Certificate 2012 - Level 5, Outstanding
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood 2012 - Judges Comments
 Aims & Achievements 2003 - 2012 (Prepared for RHS It's Your Neighbourhood)
 2012 Events Programme - Feb update
 
2012 Events Programme
 
Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Rev E Adopted Dec 2011
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Certificate 2011 - Level 4, Thriving
 RHS It's Your Neighbourhood 2011 - Judges Comments
 Aims & Achievements 2003 - 2011 (Prepared for RHS It's Your Neighbourhood)
 2011 Events Programme - Revised June (St George Strollers walks June to Sept added)
 Typical Work Party Risk Assessment Mar 2011
 2011 Events Programme
 
Friends of Troopers Hill Child Protection Policy January 2011
 Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Rev D Adopted Dec 2010
 Friends of Troopers Hill response to Area Green Space Plan Consultation September 2010
 2010 Events Programme
 
2009 Events Programme
 
2008 Events Programme
 
Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Rev C Adopted Dec 2007
 2007 Events Programme - June update
 
2007 Events Programme
 
Friends of Troopers Hill Contact slips
 Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Rev B Adopted Dec 2006
 Friends of Troopers Hill Agreement with Bristol Parks 2007
 Works Party Information and Registration Form
 Typical Work Party Risk Assessment Oct 2006
 2006 Events Programme
 
Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Rev A Adopted Dec 2005
 Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution - Original Adopted Dec 2003

Other Websites describing Troopers Hill

 Bristol Parks Troopers Hill page
 Visit Bristol Troopers Hill page

Books Owned by Friends of Troopers Hill

  • The Wildlife Photography Workshop by Ross Hoddinott & Ben Hall
  • Scenes in our Parish by a Country Parsons Daughter, Sandford and Swords, New York 1851
  • The History of Wm Butler & Co (Bristol) Ltd by T Howard Butler, Wm Butler & Co (Bristol) Ltd 1954
  • Oil Trade Calculator by T Howard Butler 1921
  • Highways Engineers' Reference Book 1948
  • Butlers Chemicals Ltd Reports 1964 - 1966
  • Copperopolis - Swansea
  • A new key to wild flowers by John Howard (2 copies) - funded by the Big Lottery Fund
  • The Wild Flower Key by Franis Rose (2 copies) - funded by the Big Lottery Fund
  • Biology of Invertebrates (4th ed) Jan A Pechenik - donated by Jen & Ben
  • Principles of Conservation Biology G K Meffe, R Carroll - donated by Jen & Ben
  • Botany (2nd ed) Moore, Clark, Vodopich (complete with student study guide) - donated by Jen & Ben
  • Introduction to Conservation Genetics Frankham, Ballou, Briscoe - donated by Jen & Ben
  • First Ecology A Beeby & A Brennan - donated by Jen & Ben

Other Books Available for Loan from Members

  • History of Kingswood Forest by Rev J A Braine, 100th Anniversary reprint by Kingswood History Society Committee 1991, first published 1891
  • The Records of a Church of Christ in Bristol 1640 to 1687 edited by Roger Hayden, Bristol Records Societyís Publication Vol XXVII 1974
  • The Wakefields by S J Ford, Rankin unknown date
  • Bristol Brass: The History of the Industry by Joan Day, David & Charles 1973
  • R R Angersteinís Illustratrated Travel Diary, 1753-1755 translated by Torsten and Peter Berg, Science Museum, London 2001
  • Scenes in our Parish by a Country Parsons Daughter, Harper and Brothers, New York 1833
  • The Bristol Coalfield by John Cornwell, Landmark Publishing 2003
  • Industrial Archaeology of the Bristol Region by Angus Buchanan & Neil Cossons, David & Charles 1969
  • The Flora of Bristol by J W White, Chatford House Press 1972, first published 1912
  • City Pit, Memoirs of a Speedwell Miner by Fred Moss, Bristol Broadsides 1986
  • Crews Hole, St George and Speedwell by Dave Stephenson, Andy Jones, Jill Willmott and Dave Cheesley, Tempus publishing 2003.

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