Bristol's Lost City


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In 1914 a 30-acre site in Bristol, between Ashton Gate and Cumberland Basin was transformed into the Bristol International Exhibition.

It was an optimistic celebration of the achievements of Britain’s empire and dominions, half trade fair half theme park with a replica of Bristol Castle, a rollercoaster ride, daily pageants and even a troupe of lions. Bristol people nicknamed it “White City”. It soon hit financial difficulty and when
war was declared on August 4, 1914 the exhibition was doomed and closed.

This book, lavishly illustrated with contemporary pictures, maps and
documents, tells the story of Bristol’s transition from peacetime to wartime.


  • Author: Clive Burlton
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781909446052 
  • Size: 225mm x 225mm
  • Pages: 96