Our next Lecture: Shakespeare, Lutyens….and cigarettes will be presented by Simon Birch, Chair of Bristol Civic Society and Alumnus of The King’s School, Chester.

  • Simon will present a double bill covering:
    The development of the tobacco industry in Bristol. Set in the context of England as a whole (including Chester). From small scale snuff and pipes to industrial production of billions of cigarettes. With unexpected asides.
  • An introduction to the activities of the Bristol Civic Society in its 2nd century (founded 1905)

The lecture is on February 9, 2022, as usual the lecture will be held in the Grosvenor museum lecture theatre at 7.30pm. Admission is free to members of Chester Civic Trust. Guests are welcome, payment is £5on the door.