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
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
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.