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Memorial Tree for David Liddiatt on Bristol Downs
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Memorial Tree for David Liddiatt on Bristol Downs

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Following our weekly Wednesday lunch today a small party of members and guests proceeded to the Ladies Mile on the Bristol Downs. There, we assembled by the newly planted Lime tree set in honour of our dear friend, David Liddiatt, who passed away in March last year.

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The Portishead line will be a mighty fine line....one day!
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The Portishead line will be a mighty fine line....one day!

Wednesday 15th May 2024

 

Rotarian Dennis Pendergast gave us an extremely interesting history of the Bristol to Portishead railway, how it all began with Isambard Kingdom Brunel wanting to add Portishead to his GWR network, (though dying before he completed the project). The line always struggled to become truly established as a passenger service and finally ended up carrying mineral freight. We are now hopeful that an approved expenditure of £160M will enable  it to become part of an integralted modern train network which will help reduce road traffic in the Bristol area.

 

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Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS) by Brian Worthington, Chairman
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Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS) by Brian Worthington, Chairman

Wednesday 24th April 2024

We welcomed to lunch a person known to several of our members, a former Principal of Clifton College, Brian Worthington. He has been deeply involved in the development of Clifton and Hotwells for many years and fought long and hard to protect it from planners and developers who sought to infict on it the worst and to uterly destroy it's character.

His talk, based on the brief history of CHIS which follows, was avidly followed as many of our members live in the area discussed and expressed their gratitude to Brian for the CHIS group's efforts.

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Bristol Youth Sparkles at the National Finals Debate!!!
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Bristol Youth Sparkles at the National Finals Debate!!!

Sunday 21st April 2024

Redmaids’ High School and Redland Green School faced their greatest challenge. Sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Clifton and Bristol, their march through the preliminary rounds had taken them far and wide, culminating in their arrival in Norwich for the National Finals of Youth Speaks: After triumphs at local, District and Cluster competitions, the gallant teams from Bristol travelled to Norwich for their greatest test.

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EthiopiAid, Transforming Lives in Ethiopia
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EthiopiAid, Transforming Lives in Ethiopia

Wednesday 17th April 2024

We were delighted to have Hannah Pain and Miriam Maggs of the Bath based charity, ETHIOPIAID, visit us to tell us just how a relatively small charity achieve such fantastic results helping the poor poor people of Ethiopia.

In a country which does not have government social services to provide health and education facilities, poor residents suffer major disadvantages that can blight their whole lives.

The following text taken from their presentation describes just how much can be achieved by people in the UK supporting such a charity.

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