History of the Bristol Online LETS project
A lot could be done on this one ... i.e. proper write up of Bristol LETS history!
However, in brief, the Southville Centre was the home of Southville LETS, which traded in
squids, one of only two surviving groups out of the original eight
in Bristol. The other group was Ashley LETS, which had members in BS6 and
surrounds, including St Werburghs, Bishopston, and Montpelier, whose
currency was called thanks. In 2010, members of both these groups
agreed to come together, with the support of Bristol Interlets and LETSlink UK, to form the first ever
"Bristol LETS" using an online system, which enables members to update
their own profiles and Offers & Wants listings, and also carry out
transactions. And the rest, as they say, is history!