bristol & somerset

goram the giant ▴ ashton court, bristol, england

according to folklore, two giant brothers, vincent and goram, fancied the same woman, avona. she offered herself to whichever of them could drain the lake between bradford-on-avon and bristol. the sculpture depicts the loser, goram, who overheated while hard at work, drank a huge quantity of ale and fell asleep in his favourite (stone) chair.


The week of July 22nd-27th 1963 – The Beatles spent a week  at the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, which is on the Bristol Channel in Somerset (county) During this week they performed at the Odeon Cinema six consecutive nights and posed for these iconic shots of them in Victorian bathing suits. The photographer for the beach photo session was Dezo Hoffman.