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s.s. Great Britain Bristol 1970

s.s. Great Britain - The History 1886 - 1970 Coal Hulk. Barely recognisable as the same vessel launched in 1843, she transported Welsh coal to San Francisco around Cape Horn. On her third trip, she ran into trouble around the Cape, and was forced to run for shelter in Port Stanley, in the Falkland Islands. The cost of repairs were not economic and she was sold as a coal and wool storage hulk in Port Stanley. Here she remained through the First World War, with coal from her hold…

 Great Britain passing under Brunel's Suspension Bridge 1970 on her way home to Bristol . British History, Local History, Bristol City Centre, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Bristol Fashion, Bristol Channel, Old Lorries, Bristol England, North Somerset

S.S. Great Britain 1970, passing under Brunel's Suspension Bridge

Brunel's s.s. Great Britain passing under Brunel's Suspension Bridge 1970 on her way home to Bristol .

Bristol Hippodrome with poster of Douglas Fairbanks on front from when operated as a cinema (showed 6 x Cary Grant Films) Bristol England, Bristol Uk, London History, Local History, Cinema Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Time In England, England Uk, Bristol City Centre

1932 - The Bristol Hippodrome

View of Bristol Hippodrome BS1 in 1932. The theatre was designed by Frank Matcham, and opened on 16 December 1912. An important feature of the theatre when it opened was a huge water tank at the front of the stage; which could be filled with 100,000 gallons (454,609.188 litres) of water. Along with the tank was a large protective glass screen which could be raised in order to protect the orchestra and those in the stalls. It also has a dome, which can be opened when necessary; however…

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Clifton Rocks Railway

Clifton Rocks Railway - The top entrance was at the end of Caledonia Place. Service was discontinued about 1932. At the beginning of the war, concrete platforms were constructed across the tunnel for use as an air raid shelter. It was damp and hardly used ( a horrible place). Later during the war it held a radio studio. Thousands of people drive along the Portway in Bristol and pass the bottom entrance to the Clifton Rocks Railway without even knowing it's there.The water powered…

Clifton Suspension Bridge Stove Pipe Hats on IKB's masterpiece, but where's the man with the cigar? What an utterly brilliant photograph? Bristol England, Bristol Uk, Clifton Bristol, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Bristol City Centre, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Weston Super Mare, As Time Goes By

The Gallery | Must-see images of Brunel's 150-year-old Clifton Suspension Bridge - New Civil Engineer

The bridge was opened on 8 December 1864 to link Clifton with Leigh Woods over the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in the West Country. It was based upon

The lower arcade Bristol City Centre, Bristol Street, Bristol England, Bristol Uk, Candid Photography, Street Photography, Old Pictures, Old Photos, 1920 London

1920s Upper Arcade Broadmead Bristol

1920s view of The old Upper Arcade between Bond Street and Horsefair which vanished in the war, Broadmead once had two Arcades. These Arcades are still popular working-class shopping centres. They afford both entertainment by the variety of displays at all times and shelter in rainy weather. I dare say that many a purchase has thus been made which was not intended when the buyer entered one or the other of these hundred-year-old ranges of shops with their dwellings. Many people seem…

The Odeon Cinema, Union Street Bristol Visit Bristol, Bristol Uk, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Bauhaus, Cinema Uk, Cinema Architecture, Bristol City Centre

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cgmfindings: “ The Bristol Odeon in the 1930s, as featured in the Lost Cinemas of Castle Park ”

The Bristol Odeon opened 16th July in 1938 (Architect T.Cecil Howitt) seen here in 1959. It still operating although in a smaller form. Shops replace the main entrance and foyer, and the tower has been altered, in other words it's a shadow of it's former self. The original Cinema had seating for 1,945 people. Still operating but as a Triple Screen seating 399, 244, and 215. Bristol England, Bristol Uk, England Uk, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Bristol City Centre, Art Deco, Dubai Skyscraper, Cinema Theatre

Odeon Bristol 1959

The Bristol Odeon opened 16th July in 1938 (Architect T.Cecil Howitt) seen here in 1959. It still operating although in a smaller form. Shops replace the main entrance and foyer, and the tower has been altered, in other words it's a shadow of it's former self. The original Cinema had seating for 1,945 people. Still operating but as a Triple Screen seating 399, 244, and 215.

The elephant Rosie was a former circus animal acquired by the zoo in she was very tame and gave rides on her howdah to thousands of children every year. She is seen here in the company of Tom Bartlett, the elephant keeper. Rosie died in . Bristol City Centre, Bristol Zoo, Bristol Fashion, Old Lorries, Bristol England, Elephant Ride, Hill Station, Local History, Somerset

Rosie, the elephant, Bristol Zoo 1950s

The elephant Rosie was a former circus animal acquired by the zoo in 1938; she was very tame and gave rides on her howdah to thousands of children every year. She is seen here in the company of Tom Bartlett, the elephant keeper. Rosie died in 1961. .

The six finalists in housebuilder Taylor Wimpey’s ‘home of the future’ contest have revealed their concept designs Bristol England, Bristol Uk, Architectural Technician, Bristol City Centre, Gloucester Road, Taylor Wimpey, Architects Journal, Design Competitions, East London

Bristol North Swimming Baths on Gloucester Road

At the time of the First World War the Corporation of Bristol had just completed the Bristol North Baths so this structure was put at the disposal of the Ministry of Munitions and used as an instrumental factory in which relays of workers - nearly all young women - were taught to perform various tasks so that when they moved to the actual workshops they would be familiar with the work and implements. The old Bristol North Baths were often empty in winter, when no one wanted to swim, and…

A Birthday Meditation on Archie Leach, Cary Grant, and the City of Bristol Bristol Cars, Bristol Uk, Old Hollywood Stars, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Bristol City Centre, Bristol Cathedral, Great Places, Places To See, Bristol Fashion

Archie Leach (Cary Grant)

Cary Grant poses for a laugh and rare photo at the Avon Gorge Hotel overlooking Brunel's famous bridge 1970s.

The last photograph of bridge staff 'walking the chains' without any safety equipment. Bristol City Centre, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Royal Charter, Bristol Channel, Bristol England, Suspension Bridge, 1 Place, Long Weekend, Bridges

Workers at the bridge | The Clifton Suspension Bridge

The last photograph of bridge staff 'walking the chains' without any safety equipment. 1986