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. Admission £1.50 members £2.00 Non-members.

Summer trip to be organised. Watch this space! Annual Membership Subscriptions £5 plus £1.50 entry per event
Refreshments available

Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday 26th April – 7.30pm
'A Slice of 60's Brizz' A selection of slides of Brislington in the 1960's (mainly 1966) taken by Brislington teenager, Roy Smith, which were not developed until being “re discovered” in 2011. A fascinating glimpse of Brislington it was over 50 years ago with some photos of places of which the Society previously had no record.

Thursday 31st May – 7.30pm
'Building Buses in Brislington' An illustrated talk by Martin Curtis, an acknowledged expert, about Brislington Motor Constructional Works (which became Bristol Commercial Vehicles), the factory on Bath Road which built vehicles, including the infamous 'Lodekka' 'bus. The site, which also was used in WWII for aircraft construction, was one of Brislington's major industries for over 70 years.

Thursday 28th June - 7.30pm
Society AGM This will be followed by a short talk about the work of the Brislington Over-50s Forum

Thursday 26th July
Trip to Glenside Hospital Museum. This interesting and unusual venue is our trip destination this month. It houses displays including medical advances particularly in the field of mental health, as well as when the building was the Beaufort War Hospital in the first World War. Cost £5, to include guided tour, refreshments and coach. Coach to leave Wick Rd Library at 1.15pm, and Miss Millie's 1.20pm. Return 4p,m. Contact Kath to book a place on the coach.

Thursday 30th August
A trip to the newly refurbished New Room (John Wesley's Chapel) in Broadmead. Cosdt £10 per head to include a half-hour talk, starting 1.30. Space will be reserved in the cafeé for tea (not included in the price) which is highly recommended. Free time to explore 12 rooms. Contact Kath to book a place. It is intended to meet at 12.30pm at the no. 1 bus stop on Allison Rd, next to the Library, to travel together to the Chapel, unless you want to make your own way there, in which case, meet outside the Chapel at 1.15pm.