Bristol At Work

Discounts Apply !
Product ID 08249
Duration 70 mins
FREE DELIVERY AND A £5 GIFT VOUCHER ON ORDERS OVER £35
Bristol At Work
Bristol's working life - the foundation of the city's economy - is explored in great depth in this fascinating DVD, produced by history specialist 1st Take. Based on John Penny's best-selling book, the story, is enhanced by interviews with Bristol workers of bygone years and a remarkable selection of rare archive footage, photographs and advertisements as well as stunning modern film from the perspective of Bristol City Docks.

Fortunately for Bristol's economic development, its favourable geographical position ensured that a varied range of trades and industries became established in the city. Its motto 'Virtue et Industria' (by Virtue and Industry) is evident, as over the years skilled and industrious workers have manufactured a wide range of products which came to held in high esteem throughout the world. Few Bristol businesses have survived from time to time of the Industrial Revolution, and others have reinvented themselves, or been replaced by those more suited to the times. Yet all have played their part in ensuring Bristol's continued prosperity.

Beginning with the port, other industries covered include shipbuilding, coal, potteries, soap making, metalworking, tobacco, brewing, chocolate, printing and packaging, motor vehicles and aeroplanes. The examples selected clearly illustrate the diversity of industry that survived in Bristol until the latter half of half of the twentieth century, and will remind people of those companies, both past and present, which have established Bristol as the undisputed 'Metropolis of the West'.

Preview Clip


Format
PAL DVD (for UK/Europe/Australia/New Zealand)
NTSC DVD (for USA and Canada ONLY)
Add to cart
Price: £14.95

You may also be interested in

Welcome to 1st Take!

We welcome your gift orders right up to the last pre-Christmas posting date (20.12.18). We are currently receiving a large amount of orders, so please bear with us in this busy time! We will advise you of any likely delays once you have placed your order, or you can call us to check stock levels and order over the phone. Please note that any titles with a product code made entirely of numbers is guaranteed to be available for immediate shipping.

Shopping Cart

Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Product(s) in cart
Total £0.00
» View Shopping Cart
Accepted Payments

Your Account

Login Status  Login Status

Not logged in

» Login

Recently Viewed

Recently Viewed  Recently Viewed
» British Heritage
Bristol At Work

Email Newsletter

We email once or twice a month with news, features and special offers!




New Releases

1st Take 2019 Catalogue - NEW!

Order your own free copy of our latest catalogue here!

Price: £0.00
View