Population of Bedminster now zero

The new areas which have replaced now-vanished Bedminster
According to a survey of estate agents and letting agencies in the area, the population of Bedminster has now shrunk to zero.

The former working-class area, which became wealthy from mining in the 19th century, had shrunk significantly in recent years as its inhabitants decided they didn't want to live in the sort of place where people spent the majority of their disposable income on scratchcards.

Bedminster's disappearance follows a wider trend for areas to be absorbed by bits of Bristol which appear exactly the same, but with nicer-sounding names. Fishponds has suffered rapid encroachment from Greenbank, while St Pauls is now reduced to just one street sandwiched between Ashley, St Werburghs and Montpelier.