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  • Description

    L/S and M/S of exterior of a multi-storey car park in Bristol, Avon; traffic is seen passing by. Commentator tells us this is the first of it's kind in the country.

    A grey car, a Riley One Point Five, turns into the car park and stops at a booth where a helpful man in a white coat puts a ticket under the windscreen wiper, and hands one to the driver; another man stands in the booth.

    M/S inside the car park (very dark) as the car drives round what the commentator calls "the unbroken curved roadway". He goes on to enlighten us thus: "The idea is that the car goes up the gradient and the driver down again by lift". Our driver finds a space and gets out of his car.

    L/Ss of the Bristol skyline from the car park edge; commentator says "It's almost worth coming to the top just for the view".

    M/S of a man walking back to his car and driving off. M/S from inside his car as he drives down the circular exit route at a tremendous speed (I feel quite giddy - I think this sequence has been speeded up!). He hands his ticket to the man in white at the booth (no money is seen changing hands!) and zooms off onto the road, narrowly avoiding a pedestrian; fade out.

    I am reliably informed by Howard at Pathe that this carbuncle car park still exists, and can be found next to the bus station in Bristol.

    Note: there is a newspaper article with photo on file about this modern new car park.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1961
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    1654
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    131.05
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:51:00 / 01:25:17:00
    Canister:
    CP 322
    Sort Number:
    CP 322
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    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This building still seems to exist - its viewable on Google maps at 5 Rupert Street, Bristol.

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