Hidden history of Clifton Rocks Railway revealed (10 Jul 2012 - 28 Sep 2012)
From 10 Jul 2012 To 28 Sep 2012
Hidden history of Clifton Rocks Railway revealed
Come and see an exciting new display of material, historic records and photographs about Clifton Rocks Railway. You will gain an insight into the history of the Railway, from its construction, through the wartime years and up to the present day. This water powered "funicular" railway was originally built to transport visitors arriving on paddle steamers from the River Avon up to Clifton Spa. It was also used as a secret transmission base for the BBC, as an air-raid shelter during the second world war and as a base for repairing Barrage Balloons. During your visit you will also see objects found during the excavation of the tunnel by the Clifton Rocks Railway Trust and find out about the ongoing work to preserve this historic landmark.
For more information about the exhibition contact Allie Dillon (Senior Archivist - Public Services) at email@example.com or 0117 922 4224.
Opening times for Bristol Record Office
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm
First two Thursdays of month: 9.30am to 7pm
First two Saturdays of month: 10am to 4pm
Clifton Rocks Railway, Hotwell Road, 1906.
Clifton Rocks Railway interior, 2011, (c) Neil McCoubrey.jpg
(Showing staging installed in the railway tunnel for people to sit or
- Address: Bristol Record Office
Located in Bristol Record office near the Cumberland basin in the large red brick warehouse. 'B' bond warehouse, Smeaton Road
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