Title ID 4025Collection ID121
Title[Visit to Bristol and Clifton]
CollectionJohn Mitchell
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsBridges Buildings Castles Everyday Life Landscape Shops Urban Areas
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJohn P. Mitchell
CameraJohn P. Mitchell
FormatColour Silent
Duration9 min.40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur film documenting a visit to Clifton, featuring the Clifton suspension bridge and various shots of the city's architecture.


The film begins with two boys smoking and looking at the Cathedral and then a sequence from a moving car looking at shops in the city centre. A lot of the camera work throughout the film is shaky and out of focus however there are many shots in different parts of the city and from around it of the architecture and the cityscape. We see the post office, a park in the town centre, an old town clock and gateway. The latter half of the film focuses on Clifton suspension bridge and a number of panoramic shots of the city from high vantage points. The film ends with more scenes of the suspension bridge and people paying tolls to cross the bridge.