Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society

The Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society, popularly known as CHIS, was founded in 1968 and now has well over 1,100 members. Its main aims are:
* to improve the amenities of the area * to preserve the best features * to maintain the quality of life within the area.
Over the last 38 years CHIS has become widely respected for its balanced attitude towards local issues.
Although one of the largest amenity societies in the country, it manages to retain personal contacts necessary for the committee to reflect members' views.
CHIS covers the diverse area of urban Bristol 8 which includes Hotwells, North Clifton, Cliftonwood, the west of Whiteladies Road and Clifton Village.

http://www.cliftonhotwells.org.uk/chis_plaques.html

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Dr C R Burch CBE FRS 1901-1983 scientist and engineer lived here 1940-1967

11 Percival Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Sarah Guppy 1770-1852 inventor lived here 1841-52

9 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Paule Vezelay (Marjorie Watson-Williams) (1892-1984) abstract artist lived here 1939-1942

2 Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Dr. W. G. Grace cricketer lived here 1894-6

15 Victoria Square, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Thomas Richard Guppy (1798-1882) engineer, friend and backer of I.K. Brunel lived here 1835-39

8 Berkeley Square, Bristol, United Kingdom

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William Budd M.D., F.R.S. 1811-1880 physician and epidemiologist lived here 1860-1865

13 Lansdown Place, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Hester Thrale (Mrs Piozzi) Dr. Johnson's friend b. 1741 died here 2nd May 1821

20 Sion Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Francis Greenway

The Clifton Club, 22 The Mall, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Rear Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee

13 Sion Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom

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E. H. Young 1880-1946 novelist lived here 1907-18

2 Saville Place, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Empress Eugenie de Montijo (1826-1920) wife of Napoleon III attended school here in 1836

2 Royal York Crescent, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1852-1936) psychologist, first Vice Chancellor University of Bristol, lived here (1886-1903).

14/16 Canynge Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) poet lived here 1836-37

Penrose Cottage, Harley Place, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Cecil Powell physicist, Nobel Laureate, lived here 1954-69

12 Goldney Avenue, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) scientist, lived here

11 Hope Square, Bristol, United Kingdom

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John Addington Symonds (1840-93) poet, critic, historian of the Renaissance, lived here (1865-71)

7 Victoria Square, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Samuel Jackson (1794-1869) painter, lived here (1843-69)

8 Canynge Square, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Susanna Winkworth (1820-84) & Catherine Winkworth (1827-78) Susanna (Philanthropist)/ Catherine (Hymnologist), lived here (1862-74)

31 Cornwallis Crescent, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938) poet of Clifton College (most famous poem Vitai Lampada with its first line, There's a breathless hush in the Close tonight ... used to be included in every anthology of poetry)

Clifton College Close, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Sir Humphry Davy lived in this house in 1798 with Thomas Beddoes. M.D. whose son Thomas Lovell Beddoes. poet was born here 1803 Maria Edgeworth his aunt visited here

3 Rodney Place, Bristol, United Kingdom

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The site of Keith Floyd's first bistro 1969-1972

112 Princess Victoria Street, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Gertrude Hermes b. 1901 wood engraver & sculptor died here 1983

5 Sion Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Randolph Sutton 1888-1960 music hall star was born here

29 Anglesea Place, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Royal Fort - Prince Rupert's Gate. Near this spot, on 11 September 1645, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, nephew of King Charles I and Commander of the Royalist garrison of Bristol, surrendered the City to Sir Thomas Fairfax, Commander of Parliament's New Model Army and to Oliver Cromwell, his Master of Horse. This brick gatehouse is the most substantial remaining portion of the Royal Fort, a pentagonal bastion reconstructed by Prince Rupert after he had captured Bristol in 1643. Because of Bristol's strategic military position and value as a port, its capture by the Parliamentarian forces was a turning point in the Civil War.

Prince Rupert's Gate, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Jeremy Rees visionary arts administrator who founded the Arnolfini Centre for the Contemporary Arts in Bristol, and was its Director for the first 25 years

20 Canynge Square, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Hannah More (1745-1833) author, playwright, educationalist lived here (1829-33)

4 Windsor Terrace, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Sir George Oatley (1863-1950) Architect (designed Wills Building, Bristol Baptist College, Wills Hall), lived here (1902-34)

Bishops House, Clifton Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom

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The Clifton Spa Pump Room opened 1st August 1894 architect Philip Munro (1843-1911). Built by Sir George Newnes at the request of the Society of Merchant Venturers as a place to take the healing waters and listen to lunch-time concerts.

Avon Gorge Hotel, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Sir Fabian Ware (1869-1949)

Glendower House, Clifton Down, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Edward St John Daniel born here 1837 awarded the VC aged 17 in Crimean War

Windsor Terrace, Bristol, United Kingdom

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This building originally an hotel and assembly room was designed by Francis Howard Greenway 1777-1837 He became known as the Father of Australian Architecture for his later work in that continent

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