Unloading bananas at Bristol docks

Cinematic Bristol – 29th November 2018

7.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Hampton Road

Four films, capturing the evocative, changing streetscape of our city:

  • It could have been so different
    Bristol’s 1966 Development Plan proposed major new highways through the Floating Harbour. It didn’t happen.
  • Bristol Revisited
    1956 footage: banana-boat unloading and blitzed areas of central Bristol in grainy black and white contrasting with current industries and street scenes. Commentary by Alvar Lidell.
  • Bristol, from A to Z
    Twenty-six little films describing Bristol’s history.
  • Shipshape and Bristol Fashion
    An explanation of this nautical phrase. Presented by the filmmaker Gordon Young.

No need to pre-book, pay on door. £2 for BCS members, suggested donation of £5 from non-members.


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