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.

Annual Membership Subscriptions £5 plus £1.50 entry per event
Refreshments available

Upcoming Meetings:

2019 Events

January - no meeting

Thursday 28th February - 2.00 p.m.
Talk by Peter Read about Totterdown. Come along and find out about our neighbouring Society 'up the hill'!

Thursday 28th March - 7.30 p.m.
Prof. Jane Hannon - Suffragettes of Bristol and Bath A talk about the local Suffrage movement. This follows the centenary of the female suffrage emancipation on the UK in 2018.

Thursday 25th April - 7.30 p.m.
Up In Smoke Talk on the history of the famous Bristol tobacco manufacturers WD and HO Wills.

NB: Society Membership renewals due this month.

Thursday May 30th - 7.30 p.m.
Concorde - Queen of the Skies Talk by Chris Biggs marking the 50th anniversary of Concorde's first flight on March 2nd 1969.