Oct 24, 2023
A brief CHIS AGM followed by a talk by Sheila Hannon on ‘Sarah Guppy’.
Sheila Hannon is the co-founder and creative producer of The Show of Strength Theatre, which started in 1986. She is an expert on Sarah Guppy and will give us an enlightening talk on this remarkable woman. Sarah (1770–1852), a Bristolian by marriage not by birth, was a very talented lady with a host of accomplishments. She is credited as being the first female engineer to patent products, including a suspension bridge before Brunel. Sheila will tell us more about this incredible woman who made her way in a then male-dominated world.
The AGM and talk are held in the Apostle Room of the Catholic Cathedral in Pembroke Road at 8.00 p.m.
Doors open at 7.15 when wine and soft drinks are served. This is a time when members can meet each other and the committee. The car park is available to those attending the meeting. Vehicle entry is via Worcester Road.
You are welcome to bring friends and visitors to the talks – we charge a nominal £1.00 per person.