[University Tower, Bristol.] 81.[This modern tower (1925) of Bristol University is a striking landmark in the city, and fortunately escaped damage in the heavy air-raids of the last war. The tower is over two hundred feet in height, and contains a 10-ton bell which local patriotism has christened "Great George," in commemoration of the three Georges associated with the University---King George V. who opened the buildings, Sir George Oatley who designed them, and Sir George Wills who, with his brother, defrayed the cost of the tower and other parts of the building as a memorial to their father, who was the first Chancellor of the University. The Wills family are the founders and owners of the great tobacco industry of Bristol (W.D. and H.O. Wills), and for this reason the tower is sometimes irreverently named Smoke Tower.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 280 x 255mm. 11 x 10".
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