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. Meetings comprise a talk, which may be illustrated, by a Society member or invited speakers, on issues of general or local interest. We aim to provide at least two Brislington-themed events each year. In 2018 the Society held talks on Brislington Collieries and the Engine House, Building Buses in Brislington, as well as 'home-produced' events. 'Brislington in the 1960's' (a series of photographs discovered in 2012 and given to the Society) and a moving presentation about the effect of World War I on the village, which included photographs, letters and memories of those involved.

Annual Membership Subscriptions £20: free entry per event.
£2 p.p. per meeting, inc. raffle & refreshments.
Visitors £5.
Refreshments available

Upcoming Meetings:

2024 Events

All meetings commence at 7.30pm

July 25 - '40th Anniversary Party'. Come and help us celebrate with us as we mark 40 years since Brislington Conservation and History Society was formed in 1984.

Saturday, August 17th at 2pm - Talk And Walk at St Luke's Church. Jonathan Rowe will talk about the history of the church and churchyard.

September 26 at 7.30 - St Cuthbert's - "Bristol's Underfall Yard". Talk by Clive Brain on this historic boatyard in Cumberland Road which dates from 1809.

October 31 at 7.30 - St Cuthbert's - "What The Butler Saw". Jonathan Rowe tells the story of the Victorian sex scandal of 1886 which gave us the well known phrase and the unknown connections to Bristol and Brislington.

November 28 at 7.30 "Quiz Night". Come along and test your general knowledge!