Scrap Book 1963

Reviewed by John Lang - July 2006

The opening scenes show the effects of a heavy fall of snow on various parts of Bristol.

The next location is Goatchurch Cavern in the Mendips where a portable generator was being prepared to provide sufficient light to take shots of the cavers when they are underground. Shots of the cavers duly followed.

1963 happened to be the 75th Anniversary of the Bristol Rugby Football Club and to mark the occasion Bristol entertained a team of English international players assembled under the name of J T W Berry's XV.

After the annual Rush Sunday Service at St Mary's Church in Redcliffe, Members of the Corporation in their traditional dress complete with bunches of flowers are seen leaving the church. Leading them is the first lady to be Lord Mayor of Bristol, Alderman Florence Brown.

The end of the year was also the end for the biggest cinema in the West Country, the Embassy in Clifton.

Gales and heavy rain in November caused considerable damage in Queen Square.