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