The 75th anniversary was celebrated in 1962-63 and floodlights were installed in the following season. Club form peaked in 1965-66 under Derek Neate's captaincy when 39 games were won, and again in 1971 - 72 under Tony Nicholls. (left)
This was the Club's best ever season with a thousand points being scored for the first time and the team being crowned unofficial English and English-Welsh champions.
Stars of this era included Bill Redwood, England hookers John Thorne and John Pullin, David Rollitt, David Watt, Peter Knight, Ken Plummer and Alan Pearn. With odd blemishes the seventies went well for Bristol particularly under David Tyler and Mike Fry.