• Short Summary

    The Bristol Channel and Docks. Many views of Bristol

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    BRISTOL FASHION (reels 3 & 4)

    Dockside scenes: Cranes unloading cargo, dockside workers and students making notes on the process. Grain elevators and a ships hull full of grain in the Royal Edward Dock. Tug boats passing by. View of Portishead with its two power stations and phosphorus plant. Huge cranes and a vast crane grab. Unloading cargo. Cars (Avonmouth's main export) in the hull of a ship. Fork lift trucks moving sacks on pallets. Loading sacks onto lorry. Water gushing through a hole into the river. The "Huntsmore" cargoship in dock. Barrels of wine in a cellar being moved and measured and checked by Customs and Excise Officers. Commentary explains that Bristol was one of the busiest wine ports in the world, and is still one of the major players in the wine and spirits industry especially sherry... Cut to pub where Sherry is on tap. Pub scenes and the drinkers (a cellar style pub with people sitting on barrels) (Sync sound as the drinkers chat). Cut to aerial views and general views of Bristol: various buildings, houses and office blocks (old and modern), a group of students, Queens Square, a church on a grassy hill, a gold unicorn statue, the Council House, a group of bluecoat boys from Queen Elizabeth's Hosiptal walking towards the mediaeval Cathedral, cricketers and hose riders, The Lord Mayors coach and horse parade. CU the Mayor inside his coach. Police on horseback line the route. The Mayor and Judges alight from the carriage in full robes, watched by a crowd as they proceed into the Civic Chapel for the ceremony of the opening of the Assizes. A wall of highly decorated swords. Cut to Ships Captain in discussion with several men onboard ship. Vies of various ships in dock as they sail down the river. The men look at a map of the dock area. Aerial view the mouth of the Avon. Dockside workers. Aerial view down the Channel and a ship going under the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Cargo ships at sea.

    Cataloguers Note: Beautifully shot with wonderful lighting and colours

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:20:02:00 / 01:29:05:00

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