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sompe011. An establishing shot of the water tower where the area's bikers meet. Clifton Downs Water Tower at the junction of Stoke Road and Roman Road on Durdham Down, Bristol 9.
sompe011n. Still there. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe012. Walking from a mobile snack bar, Johnnie takes drinks over to his friend Bert. In the background stand the legs of Clifton Downs Water Tower which dates from 1954.
sompe012n. No bikes today. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe013. Bill arrives with Terry. Stoke Road with Clifton Down to the right and properties on Upper Belgrave Road in the distance.
sompe013n. A different season but a similar view. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe014. With Terry riding pillion on Johnnies bike, the lads go for a high speed run along Portway. Facing north on Portway in the Sea Mills area of Bristol with buildings on Roman Way in the right background.
sompe014n. Alterations at the junction but buses still call. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe015. Bert (David Hemmings) and Bill vie for position with Johnnie. Portway in with since demolished prefabs on Hadrian Close, Bristol 9 in the background.
sompe015n. The buildings are still there behind the hedge. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe015a. Johnnie speeds off, leaving the other two behind. Passing over the bridge that takes Portway over the railway line that connects Bristol with Severn Beach.
sompe015an. The view around fifty-five years later. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe016. Traffic lights change to red and Johnnie skids to a halt as Bert and Bill speed past. The junction of Portway and Roman Way with buildings on Hadrian Close in the right background.
sompe016n. Same junction, different layout. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe017. The fast ride continues after Johnnie catches up again. Portway alongside the River Avon with the Clifton Suspension Bridge coming into view in the top left.
sompe017n. From about here, I think! (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 10-06-2016)
sompe018. A driver shakes his fist as the bikes cause him to brake. The A4 Portway which links Avonmouth with Bristol.
sompe019. A pantechnicon pulls onto the main road ahead. Approaching the junction with Bridge Valley Road on Portway, Bristol 8.