The Kingsdown Conservation Group tries to protect, enhance and stimulate public interest in the Kingsdown area of Bristol. There are over 204 listed buildings in the area and there were a lot more, but in the 1960s, as the Civic Society put it, “The destruction of Bristol’s most important Georgian suburb was perhaps the worst of all the crimes committed in Bristol in the name of progress since the war.”
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- AGM and the Lord Mayor’s Award
AGM 18th April
A reminder that our AGM will be held next Wednesday, 18th April at St Matthews Church. Doors open at 7.30 and the short AGM begins at 8pm with a talk afterwards by our neighbour Harry Marshall of Icon Film. There will be a bar for refreshments and plenty of time to chat and discuss Kingsdown matters. Everyone is welcome, so please let anyone new to Kingsdown know about the evening.
Lord Mayor’s Medal for David and Penny Mellor
Last week David Mellor and Penny Mellor each received the Lord Mayor’s Medal for their respective charitable and voluntary work championing Bristol’s architecture and heritage.
They were among 21 people awarded, acknowledged for dedicating their time to promoting the city, supporting their community and charity fundraising .The Awards Ceremony took place at the Mansion House last week (Thursday 22 March) with the Lord Mayor’s Medal Citation reading:
David Mellor – for his charitable work championing better buildings in Bristol
For more than 20 years David, of Kingsdown, has chaired the board of the Architecture Centre in Bristol and championed having contemporary buildings and a better built environment. He helped it to achieve Arts Council status as a National Portfolio Organisation and although he has passed on the role of chair, he remains a strong supporter of the charity.
Penny Mellor – for her voluntary work to promote Bristol and its history Penny, of Kingsdown, established the Bristol Doors Open Day, which is an annual event whereby buildings and places of interest across the city open their doors to the public to celebrate, for free, Bristol’s heritage, community and history. Since 1994 she has organised Bristol Doors Open Day alongside a small team of volunteers and 80 venues now take part. Penny no longer runs the event but remains a very active supporter.
Penny also organised the Kingsdown 250 Exhibition in1990 and has written several books about Kingsdown , the most recent in conjunction with Mary Wright.