Clifton and Hotwells
Improvement Society (CHIS)

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CHIS News Archive 2012

The following news items are listed with the latest items first.


Former Whiteladies Road Cinema 44 Whiteladies Road Bristol BS8 2NH

cinema tower cinema side

12/00067/F,12/00068/LA Alterations and extension to allow partial conversion of existing building to form 5 no. additional flats and to retain auditorium for use as a gym.

11/01883/F, 11/01884/LA: Proposed residential dwelling on the side of the Avon Gorge, with associated access onto Princes' Lane, car parking, amenity space and refuse storage.

A 5 double bedroomed residence on the side of the Gorge. "The secret garden" Invisible landmark building! This was strongly contested by CHIS.

British Empire Medal

16 June 2012: Maggie Shapland was awarded the British Empire Medal in the birthday honours list for services to conservation and to heritage in Clifton

A board policy in Clifton village

Illegal Restaurant

4 June: Queens Jubilee

The Suspension bridge was suitably patriotic with Union Jack.
Jubilee beacon

One Gas jubilee beacon lit Durdham Down, Sea Walls, Bristol BS9 1PG at 10pm – one of 2012 being lit around the world
Another official beacon lit at 10:15 in Mall gardens
There was then a firework display at the Avon Gorge Hotel to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.
Street party on all day in the Mall between West Mall and Portland Street.

26 May 2012 Plaque unveiling to Sir Archibald Russell

(British Aerospace Chief Engineer whose designs include the Blenheim, Britannia, Type 188. He also served as the vice-chairman of the BAC-Sud Aviation Concorde Committee that produced the Concorde). At Glendower House, opposite Christchurch crypt.
Sir Archibald Russell
Julian Russell his son and his wife came to unveil it

Olympic torch carried over the Suspension Bridge

Well worth watching! A historic moment

Margaret Floyd memorial seat

MONDAY 14th MAY 2012 on the grassy slope above Goldney Hall the dedication of the seat given by CHIS in memory of Margaret Floyd.
Floyd seat
Friends of Margaret Floyd joined us when Dr Martin Crossley-Evans dedicated the seat donated by CHIS to her memory.
For many years Margaret was a very active member of the CHIS committee. As social secretary she organized some memorable events, but her spirit was very much into the improvement aspect. As a society we continue to support her main project which was to re-instate the swivel bridge in the Cumberland Basin.

Chesterfield Hospital

Newsletter May 2012 includes a picture of the Olympic torch firework display Vinci sponsored
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bollards to St Andrews Churchyard.

Feb 26 2012: CHIS has replaced the bollards. One was stolen last year.
st andrews churchyard bollards

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