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sompe001. The film opens with a panorama of Bristol. City Hall is prominent to the bottom right with the Floating Harbour, Narrow Quay and Broad Quay beyond.
sompe002. Confirmed as Bristol by this advertisement for the cigarettes of the same name high on a former boarding house that became part of Tratman & Lowther's ships’ supply shop on Broad Quay. The building was demolished in the early 1970s.
sompe002n. Maybe somewhere around here. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe003. Panning and tilting down, more of Broad Quay is seen.
sompe003n. Charles Cruickshank Motors was torn down to be replaced by the Bristol & West Tower which has since been converted into a Radisson Hotel. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe004. On a Saturday lunchtime, Johnnie and Bill finish work at the timber yard and head to the ferry. The sign on the south bank of the River Avon refers to the Mardyke Ferry that used to run between Gefle and Cumberland Wharves. The right background buildings stand in the Cliftonwood area of the city.
sompe004n. Only a tourist ferry calls here now . . . and it goes along, not across the river. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe005. Johnnie (Ray Brooks) splashes water onto three young women as the ferry takes him across the river. Crossing the Avon on the Mardyke Ferry with Chatham and Gefle Wharves on Spike Island in the background.
sompe005n. Taken from the safety of the shore. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe006. Following the girls from the ferry landing, Johnnie and Bill (David Andrews) head towards a bus stop.
sompe006n. The still extant steps lead up from Mardyke Landing off Hotwell Road. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe007. Crossing the road, Bill spots Terry, a girl he knows. Upton Road in Southville, Bristol 3 with the wall of W.D. & H.O. Wills' Tobacco Factory No. 8 in the background.
sompe007n. All gone, and we're actually south of the river here. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe008. Terry (Angela Douglas) speaks with Bill and they agree to meet up later. Facing south-east on Upton Road with the walkway linking W.D. & H.O. Wills' Factories 4a and 8 to the top centre.
sompe008n. From a similar viewpoint now. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe009. As the bus carries Terry away, the two lads continue their journey home. Upton Road as it runs between Greenway Bush Lane and Raleigh Road.
sompe009n. Everything in the screen capture still exists with alterations and additions. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe010. Later that afternoon, Johnnie rides off on his motorcycle to meet up with his mates. Landseer Avenue in Lockleaze, Bristol 7 with Crome Road to the right.
sompe010n. The greenery has grown, as one would expect. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)