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 £15: free entry per event. Visitors £4.
Refreshments available

Upcoming Meetings:

Forthcoming meetings:

2022 Events

All meetings commence at 7.30pm

26th May 2022 - change of event. Instead of Alan Jocelyn' 'The Bristol Riots of 1831', we welcome Alan Freke, with a talk on The Tuckett Family of Frenchay. This was a prominent Quaker family in the area from 1800 to the early twentieth century.

30th June 2022 – Annual General Meetings for 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. Due to lack of activity over the last two years, we are holding AGMs for both years. It is hoped to have a short talk on a local topic after the 'official' business is concluded.