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Blue Plaque Unveiled for SI Bristol’s Founder President Miss Addison Phillips

 

Blue Plaque Unveiled for SI Bristol’s Founder President Miss Addison Phillips

 

On 28th June, a Blue Plaque to honour Miss Eleanor Addison Phillips was unveiled at Clifton High School. Miss Addison Phillips was Head Mistress there (1908-1933) and Founder President of the Bristol Venture Club (1920). This Club amalgamated with Soroptimists in 1930 and is now SI Bristol.  The unveiling ceremony was to have taken place a year ago during the Club’s centenary but was thwarted by restrictions due to coronavirus. As it was, only three representatives from key organisations could attend.

 

The plaque was sponsored by Soroptimist International of Bristol, Rotary Club of Bristol and Clifton High School. Present from SI Bristol were President Sue, Immediate Past President Marion and Head of Centenary Committee Maureen.

 

Following the unveiling by the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol Mrs Peaches Golding, the Head Master of Clifton High School Mr Matthew Bennett and a representative from these three organisations gave short talks.

Mrs Peaches Golding unveiling the plaque
Three representatives from SI Bristol
The Blue Plaque