Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Imperial Park

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51°24'58"-02°36'00" show decimal

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Imperial Park
Wills Way, Hartcliffe Way, Hartcliffe, Bristol

Formerly known as WD and HO Wills Tobacco Factory

WD and HO Wills was founded in 1786 in Bristol, and was one of the first tobacco companies to make cigarettes. The company became part of the Imperial Tobacco Company at the start of the 20th Century to stave off American takeovers. The Hartcliffe premises opened in 1974, and was the largest cigarette factory in Europe. It was closed in 1990 and was demolished in 1998 to make way for a retail park. The old Wills headquarters adjacent to it still remains, though is only a shell.

 

Access: publicStatus: demolishedOld Headquarters

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The Sun Makers (1)
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Filmed: 15 Jun 1977
The Doctor and Leela look out across the city from the rooftop.

 

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Further links about the location:

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Imperial Tobacco Company - History of WD and HO Wills

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BBC Bristol - Archive feature on opening of factory

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Risky Buildings - Wills Factory

Related Stories

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The Sun Makers [13-15 Jun 1977]

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