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
Thursday 27th October 7.30 p.m. A History Of The Windmills Of Somerset. Talk by Sarah Harris.
Thursday 24th November 2.00 p.m. "T'was The Month Before Christmas". A light-hearted break in the run up to Christmas with readings and poetry performed by Jonathan Rowe and friends. Writers include Charles Dickens, Ogden Nash, John Betjeman and D.H. Lawrence, and pieces from Brislington local history showing how Christmas was celebrated in bygone times.
Thursday 8th December 12.30 for 1 p.m. Society Christmas Lunch at Stockwood Vale Golf Club.
The minibus will leave Wick Rd Library at 12 noon and Miss Millie's, Brislington Village, at 12.10. Total cost (three courses plus coffee and mince pies) £17. Places are limited so please contact Kath Hutton if you would like to come. £5 non-refundable deposit and completed menu choices must be returned to Kath by Nov 18th.