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The contributing warp is a revolving display that highlights some of those who by their contributions have made Bristol great. It is located on the 1st floor of M Shed in the People Gallery

Current Edit

Aardman Animations - TV/Film studio

Alan Goddard (1955 - ) - Manager of the Wild Goose Cafe for homeless people

Andy Council (1974 - ) - Artist and illustrator

Anton Bantock, MBE (1933 - ) - History teacher, educator, local historian

Babyhead - Ska, hiphop and dub musicians

Banksy - Graffiti artist, political activist and film director

Chris Chalkley (1967 - ) - Originator and chair of the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft

Dale Wakefield (1941 - ) - Equal rights activist

Dennis Stinchcombe, MBE (1955 - ) - Youth worker, boxing coach and mentor

Derek Sealy (1929 - ) - Chair of Barbados and Caribbean Friends Association, school governor

DJ Derek (1941 - ) - Reggae disc jockey

Don Cameron, MBE (1939 - ) - Balloonist and aeronautical engineer 

Dorothy Brown, MBE (1927-2013) - Campaigner for Bristol’s threatened historic buildings

Edward William Godwin (1833 –1886) - Architect, designer and author

Elsie Griffin (1895-1989) - Singer

Ernie Bevin (1881 – 1951) - Labour politician and union organiser

Gareth Chilcott (1956 - ) - International rugby player

Handel Cossham (1824 - 1890) Mine owner, lay preacher and Liberal politician

Hannah More (1735 - 1833) English religious writer, philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) - Mechanical and civil engineer

Jane Couch, MBE (1968 - ) - Boxer and promoter

Janet Scammell, MBE (1939 - ) - Disability equality campaigner

Jenny Foster (1967- ) - Bristol and South West Fairtrade coordinator

John Grimshaw (1945 - ) - Founder of Sustrans

John James CBE (1906-1996) - Philanthropist

John Ward Girdlestone (1840-1911) - Bristol-born engineer

Kassam Ismail Majothi (1924-2002) - Founder of the Bristol Sweetmart

Mark Adrian Williams (1965 - ) - Disability rights activist

Maryanne Kempf (1967- ) - Social activist

Michael Dillon (1915 –1962) - Transgender pioneer

Professor Jean Golding, OBE - Founder of the Bristol-based ‘Children of the 90s’ study

Ricardo Sharry (1989 - ) - Youth activist

Rosa Hui, MBE, DL (1944- ) - Mother, community leader, fighter

Roy Hackett (1928 - ) - Community volunteer and civil rights activist

Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898) - Politician, Inventor

Tracy Edwards-Brown (1966 - ) - Community activist

William Slim (1891 – 1970) - Army general and governor general of Australia

Wills Family (1786 – 1990) - Tobacco manufacturers

2011-2014 Edit

Elizabeth Farley (Approx. 1710-1779) - Progressed the freedom of the press. 

John Latimer (1824-1904) - Wrote a history of Bristol.

Tom Cribb (1781-1848) - One of Bristol’s best loved champion prize fighters.

John Atyeo (1932-1993) - Popular Bristol City striker.

Russ Conway (1925-2000) - Musician and recording star who was born in Bedminster, Bristol.

Andy Sheppard (1957- ) - British jazz saxophonist and composer whose early career in the 1980s was based in Bristol.

Roger Cook (1940- ) and Roger Greenaway (1938- ) - Musicians, both born in Fishponds, Bristol

Banksy (1974/75? - ) - Put Bristol on the map for street art.

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) - The world’s first female doctor.

William Budd (1811-1880) - Doctor who saved lives by his work on cholera, which led to improvements in Bristol’s water supply.

Sarah Guppy (1770-1852) - Female inventor who designed domestic products & had numerous patents.

Thomas Howard (1817-1896) - Improved the harbour.

John McAdam (1756-1836) - Improved Bristol roads

Joseph Storrs Fry (1769-1835) - Patented an improved method of grinding cocoa beans.

Francis Fry (1803-1886) - Produced the first chocolate bars in 1847.

Sir George White (1854-1916) - Led Bristol to become one of the world’s leading centres for aerospace engineering

Sir Stanley Hooker (1907-1984) - Helped make Bristol a leader in the jet engine industry

Paul Dirac (1902-1984) - Bristol-born theoretical physicist Born in Bristol

Beryl Corner (1910-2007) - First paediatrician in the south west of England

George Muller (1805-1898) - Improved the lives of Bristol children by founding Muller orphanage.

Bob Woodward (1933- ) - Businessman who founded CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood Trust) in 1976

Reverend Dawnecia Palmer (1958- ) - Evangelical pastor who founded the Peacemaker Prayer Patrols in 2002.

Emma Saunders (1841-1927) - Charity worker who visited sick railwaymen in hospital and founded the Bristol and West of England Railwaymen’s Institute

Dr Sukhsaga Datta (1890-1967) - Contributed to India’s independence struggle.

Flora Bamberger (1896- 1975) - Women’s Voluntary Service volunteer in Bristol, she ran a mobile canteen in World War 2.

Rosie the Elephant (d. 1961) - Popular elephant in Bristol Zoo who gave 80,000 rides a year to children.

Jasmina the Red Panda - Voted most popular animal at Bristol Zoo by visitors in a poll in October 2010.

John James (1906-1996) Born in Bedminster, he was one of Britain's most successful post-war businessmen who gave away much of his fortune to charity.

Dave Richmond (1962- ) - Developed art+power , a network particularly of Disabled artists in Bristol.

Dr Amber Young (1963- ) Anaesthetist at Frenchay Hospital who has worked alongside the Uni. of Bath in the development of 'smart' burns dressings to reduce the risk of infection in children.

Abdul Malik (1973-) - Bristol born entrepreneur, butcher, local councillor and community leader who has provided business mentoring for local businesses.

Ron Stone (1942- ) Former City Council employee who has been Councillor for St George West ward since his retirement in 1985.

Maddy Powell (1939- )Volunteer who has worked with Henbury & Brentry Scout group since 1976 and developed a holiday playscheme in the area.

Hyacinth Hall MBE (1933-) Headteacher of St Barnabus Primary School 1985-1995, who raised standards of achievement and improved the learning environment.

Olive Osborne (1941- ) Community activist who set up two nurseries, a day centre in St Pauls for the elderly a halfway house for people with mental health issues.

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