What we do :
The Society holds regular meetings in local venues (see Events), holds exhibitions, and assists with enquiries
about Brislington and family connections. Members receive a regular newsletter. Talks on Brislington and its history are given to interested groups,
illustrated with photographs from our extensive collection and we are also happy to support other bodies with associated
interests (see Contacts). We would welcome any information, photographs etc you may have about Brislington to add to our
knowledge and to record for future generations.
The Society meets on the last Thursday of the month, at St Cuthbert’s Church Crypt, Sandy Park Road, Brislington, commencing at 7.30pm. During winter months (November to February) meetings are held in the afternoon (2.00pm). Meetings comprise a talk, which may be illustrated, by a Society member or invited speakers, on issues of general or local interest. Occasional Local History meetings, dedicated specifically to Brislington History, are also held at Wick Road Library. These are intended to be more informal events, where members are invited to join in and contribute their memories.
Annual Membership Subscriptions £5 plus £1.50 entry per event
Visitors £2 entry. Refreshments available
26th January 2.30pm - please note change of time. General Knowledge Quiz
Come along and dust off your brains and enjoy some friendly rivalry! (Small prizes only!)
23rd February 2.30pm - please note change of time
The Great and Not so Good of Arnos Vale
A talk given by Alan Bambury. Find out more about the interesting personalities buried at Arnos Vale Cemetery.
30th March 7.30pm Vice and Virtue of Old Market through the Ages Talk by Michael Manson, a local author who has published books about the Bristol Riots, and the History of St Andrews.
27th April 7.30pm Behind the Scenes at The Antiques Roadshow
Talk by Clifford White. Let us find out what happens off camera at this popular programme.
25th May 7.30pm The Day the Queen of Portugal Came to Brislington
A talk with photographs and readings by J Rowe and Society members. The Queen of Portugal was a contemporary of Queen Victoria and before ascending the throne, spent a considerable time in England. Come along to hear her interesting story, and find out why she came to Brislington!