April 30, 2018
14th February saw the retiring High Sheriff of Bristol holding his reception near City hall. Also in attendance was the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol. Representatives of Bristol’s associations included Simon Birch, chair of Bristol Civic
Society, and the chair of Bristol Savages and Hamilton from CSAQ.
Last October both had attended with other dignitaries and had delivered speeches at the Sealed Knot’s Civil War
Commemoration at Christmas Steps. CSAQ’s chairman Kani had entertained the dignitaries to a lunch at Zero Degrees.
In his retiring reception speech, the High Sheriff was extremely complimentary about the Christmas Steps Arts
Quarter and its businesses and activities.
(note the ceremonial bicorne held by the High Sheriff, this was created in the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter by Ani Stafford-Townsend in Milliners’ Guild)