Celebrate Sarah Guppy 11.00am Sat 25th March 2023

Mar 25, 2023



11am Saturday 25 March Clifton at St Andrews Churchyard Lime Walk, Clifton.

Sarah Guppy was the first woman in the world to register a patent for a bridge - in Bristol in 1811. She died in Clifton in 1852 and is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard. Her grave is on our Crime and Crinoline in Clifton (Show of Strength Theatre Company) walking tour and by November 2021 it was in such poor condition it was dangerous. We got it removed, raised the funds to restore it and it will be back in place on Saturday 25 March at 11am. March is Women's History Month so please join us to celebrate an early, innovative and unduly neglected 18th century engineer. Sarah lived at 7 Richmond Hill, Clifton and a CHIS green plaque now marks the house. Before that she lived on Clifton Road by St Andrew's Churchyard - where something else might be about to happen. The attached photo is how the grave currently looks. On 25 March it will look very different. St Andrew's Churchyard is on 'Lime Walk' and accessed from the junction of Clifton Road/The Fosseway or from Clifton Hill. Postcodes BS8 4EW and BS8 1BN are very close indeed. Look forward to seeing you. Sheila Hannon, Creative Producer

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