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Architectural Heritage
The Tobacco Factory
© The Tobacco Factory
Roll Up! Roll Up!

The tobacco factory on Raleigh Road and the Wills Memorial Tower on Park Street in Bristol stand as reminders of the city's love affair with the tobacco trade.

Both buildings owe their existence to the Wills family, and each reflects a different aspect of the family's influence in the area. The factory testifies to the success of the tobacco company WD and HO Wills, the tower to the family's philanthropic efforts.

Words: Malcolm Chappell

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