Jul 9, 2022
Beryl Cook OBE (1926-2008)
On December 9th 2020 a memorial CHIS plaque to the artist Beryl Cook OBE was installed at The Coach House, 1A Camp Road, Clifton, where she lived for four years. A celebration wasn’t possible during the pandemic.
The sun was shining and there was a refreshing breeze on Saturday, July 9th at 11am, when the plaque was at last dedicated by the Lord-Lieutenant of the City & County of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE CStJ. This was followed by an excellent talk by Peter Slade, who knew the artist well and used to sell her paintings at the Alexander Gallery on Blackboy Hill. He recalled many amusing anecdotes which kept the thirty attendees highly amused.
The party then walked the short distance to the Brunel Room at the Avon Gorge Hotel. Here we heard more memories of Beryl from Peter and enjoyed canapés and coffee/tea with a wonderful view of Brunel’s Suspension