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 December 2020

FROM THE CHAIRMAN. ​Future development of the Bristol Zoo site in Clifton after 2022 will be as significant and sensitive a challenge as any in our area since the…



CHIS Newsletter September 2020

FROM THE CHAIRMAN. The March edition with its bon-bon, “The Story of the Hot Well at Bristol“, was well received by many members. Yet when the editor requested Newsletter…



CHIS Newsletter March 2020

FROM THE CHAIRMAN A Sorry Tale: the former W.H. Smith/Clifton on Ice site. CHIS has always judged its local councillors by their commitment to the Society’s founding…



CHIS Newsletter December 2019

FROM THE CHAIRMAN The Mayor insists that “there is more to Bristol than Balloons and Bridges”. We would add BUILDINGS – not so much quantity as quality. Despite the two…



CHIS Newsletter August 2019

FROM THE CHAIRMAN The Tale of Beauty and the Beast: 2-16 Clifton Down Road. BEAUTY (1). The restored Mortimer House is now fully revealed for us to marvel at its splendours.…



 



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…