West Bridgford in 1974

1974 saw the demise of the West Bridgford Urban District Council and its replacement by the Rushcliffe Borough Council. In its closing days, the WBUDC commissioned the West Bridgford Amateur Cine Society to produce a film capturing life in West Bridgford at that time. The film is presented here by kind permission of Mr C B Pilkington. For convenience of viewing, the film has been divided into the segments below.

INTRODUCTION
The Chairman and the Clerk of the Council discuss the ending of the West Bridgford Urban District Council and the commissioning of this film.

BRIDGFORD PARK
Bridgford Park and other park facilities.

CRICKET GROUND
A visit to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY
As well as the professional game at Nottingham Forest Football Club, West Bridgford has facilities for amateur sports.

KEN GOODWIN VISITS WEST BRIDGFORD
Ken Goodwin was a popular comedian of the time.

DUST CARTS
The council’s dust cart and tip are shown in action.

BUSES
Film of the last bus preserved in the old WUBDC livery.

GROUPS AND A HISTORY OF WEST BRIDGFORD
The film looks at some of the Groups in West Bridgford before giving a short history of the town.

A TOUR OF WEST BRIDGFORD AND ITS HOUSING
An opportunity to see what West Bridgford looked like in 1974, together with an account of some of the housing being built.

TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
Twenty trees were planted to mark the end of WBUDC.

FINAL MEETING OF THE WBUDC
Like its first meeting, the final meeting of the WBUDC was held at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Pavilion.

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