Nov 15, 2022
Professor Chris Stephens, our speaker, has written a recent biography of Sedgewick Whalley in which he is described as ' Playwright and socialite, toast of William Wilberforce and Marie Antoinette, poet, pamphleteer, traveller and horticulturist who lived a life of extravagance, generosity and intellect among some of the most intellectual figures of his day.'
This many faceted man had property in the Mendips and Bath and had many links with Hotwells and Clifton, in particular with Hannah Moore, William Pennington and Hester Thrale Piozzi, all of whom CHIS has honoured with commemorative plaques.
Do not miss what promises to be a fascinating talk about an unusual character with local connections.
This event will be held in the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Rd where there is ample free parking, entered from Worcester Rd. It will start at 8pm, with doors open at 7.30 to enable members to meet and chat over a drink.