Newsletters

The CHIS newsletter contains a report from the Chairman, topics of current and historical interest, and a planning report. It is published quarterly and is posted to members directly. Below we publish the Chairman’s letter from recent newsletters.


CHIS Newsletter Winter 2023-2024

Chairman’s Report. Remembrance Sunday. Twenty eight years ago the Remembrance Service was re-established in the grounds of St Andrews Church by the late John Knott. He…



CHIS Newsletter Autumn 2023

A Conspicuously Successful Event. On September 2nd at 11.00 a.m. the Indian Summer sun came out for the ceremonial dedication by the Lord Lieutenant of a CHIS green plaque…



CHIS Newsletter July 2023

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT A Horror Story in Three Parts. In the most recent Newsletter I wrote about the Year of the Three Prime Ministers and that of the Three CHIS Treasurers.…



CHIS Newsletter April 2023

CHAIRMAN’S LETTER. ​It is always a pleasure to open with good news. The Lookout. ​Restoration of the lettering on the plaques and cleaning of the stonework after almost…



CHIS Newsletter December 2022

From the Chairman. We have received compliments on the new typeface and layout of the September Newsletter: congratulations to RoseMary Musgrave and Laurence Penney, an…



CHIS Newsletter September 2022

From the Chairman. What a contrast! As the heatwave reaches a second peak it is ironic to recall that on June 25th, at the delayed dedication of our Green Plaque to Beryl…



CHIS Newsletter June 2022

FROM THE CHAIRMAN. Here is something to reflect upon if, like us, you are concerned about Bristol Zoo’s plans for the West Car Park followed by the Zoological Garden site.…



CHIS Newsletter March 2022

FROM THE CHAIRMAN ​Our first talk of the year proved to be a great success in two ways. Professor John Bradfield’s “News from the Hotwells Waterfront centred on the…



CHIS Newsletter December 2021

FROM THE CHAIRMAN Although throughout the last two years the Committee has kept the CHIS engine firing, it is a pleasure to record that we are back with a vengeance with our…



CHIS Newsletter March 2021

FROM THE CHAIRMAN. Great was the delight expressed by many residents when the induced green slum of the former WHS and Clifton on Ice site was demolished a few weeks ago, to…



 



Forty Years of CHIS, 1968–2008

Origins and Foundation Imagine you are looking across the river to Leigh Woods and seeing row upon row of mid-Victorian villas. Such a scheme very nearly succeeded but was…