Forthcoming Events

Gordon Young's Bristol Films

Nov 19 Local cinematographer Gordon Young will again be joining us to present two more of his fascinating local films. On this occasion he will be showing 'Down the Avon' and…


Past Events

Remembrance Sunday

Nov 10 A Remembrance Service will be held at the War Memorial in St Andrew's Churchyard on Sunday November 10th at 2pm. As usual, there will be Brownies & Cubs who will have…


Annual General Meeting followed by Talk.

Oct 29 Our AGM will be held on Tuesday, 29th October at the Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Rd., starting at 8pm, with doors open at 7.30pm. The formal business section of…


The Greenwood

Sep 17 This intriguing talk will be given by Bristol University history professor and television personality, Ronald Hutton. A favourite with CHIS members, Professor Hutton never…


Western Harbour Plans.

Sep 11 Cumberland Basin Stakeholder Group and Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association will be holding an open meeting at Holy Trinity Church Hotwell Rd on Wednesday, Sept…


AGM and Talk Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

Aug 31 CHIS AGM TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER 2019 at 8.00 p.m. in THE APOSTLE ROOM, CLIFTON CATHEDRAL 1.​The Chairman’s introduction. 2.​Report from the Treasurer and appointment of…


Green Squares and Secret Gardens 2019

Jun 8 This popular event will take place this year on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. For further details please go to the website www.gssg-Bristol.com


Cothay Manor & Gardens

May 17 Our first visit on Friday, May 17th will be to Coates English Willows: the Willow & Wetlands Centre at Stoke-St-Gregory near Taunton, where the Coate family have been…


The Darker Side of Bristol

Apr 9 Hamish Orr Ewing will talk to us this evening about the dark and intriguing world which lies beneath our City. Expect to be fascinated and even shocked when you learn what is…


Eliza Walker Dunbar

Mar 19 In 2003 CHIS mounted a plaque at 9 Oakfield Road to commemorate this very remarkable doctor who lived there from 1882 until her death in 1925. Our speaker, Mrs Judith…


The Wild Within: A History of Bristol Zoo

Feb 19 Dr Andy Flack spent three years immersed in the largely unexplored archives of Bristol Zoo, examining our involvement with animals as spectacles and as commodities and our…


The Traditional festivals of Britain.

Jan 22 This talk by one of our favourite speakers, Professor Ron Hutton, is set to open our events calendar for 2019 on a high note. Professor Hutton will, in his own inimitable…


Urban Peregrines: a Talk by Ed Drewitt

Nov 20, 2018 Urban foxes are well known to us all but how many of us are aware that over the past 25 years peregrines have spread into our towns and cities? Naturalist Ed Drewitt has ,…


Bristol's Fallen Idol? The iconography of Edward Colson.

Sep 18, 2018 Francis Greenacre will talk to us about Edward Colson, member of the Royal African Company and philanthropist. We will hear about this intriguing man's midnight funeral, his…