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The Clifton Rocks Railway

Join Bristol transport expert Peter Davey for an illustrated talk on the Clifton Rocks Railway.

This Victorian funicular railway was built inside the cliffs of the Avon Gorge to carry passengers up to Clifton from Hotwell Road. Although popular after opening in 1893, steadily declining trade led to its closure in 1934.

The Second World War provided new purposes for the tunnel as a public air raid shelter and secret BBC transmission base.

After lying derelict for many years, the site was rescued by a group of volunteers who formed the Clifton Rocks Railway Trust to preserve and research this unique piece of Bristol's past.


Peter Davey | talks


Date and Time:

14 July 2012 at 2:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bristol Record Office
B Bond Warehouse
Smeaton Road
0117 922 4224

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Available from:

Please book a place by phoning 0117 922 2686 or emailing bro@bristol.gov.uk

Additional Information:

Travel information is available on our website at www.bristol.gov.uk/node/1288

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