Western Waterway

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The Bristol Avon from its Cotswolds source, though old Bristol, to the large port at Avonmouth.

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  • Release year - 1941
  • Production company - BS Productions
  • Screenplay - Alfred Leyton
  • Narration - Alvar Liddel
  • Sound recording - W. Bland
  • Devised by - Paul Barralet
  • Running time (minutes) - 10 mins 20 secs

Original description

Wiltshire's Avon

'From its source in the Cotswolds, the Wiltshire Avon winds through quiet scenery, presently reaching Bath, a city renowned for its architecture and its healing mineral springs. The Avon flows through industrial Bristol, gateway to the Americas. Beyond Bristol, the river broadens; seven miles downstream are the great modern docks of Avonmouth.'

(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1941)

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