Meetings


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. 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.

Forthcoming meetings:

2020 Events

THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2.00pm - André Coutanche talk on 'A Little Kingdom - Lundy Island'. The talk will feature the last family to farm on the island

THURSDAY 26th MARCH 7.30pm - 'Bedminster’s Tobacco Women': Talk by Helen Thomas. A glimpse into what life was like in the industry that dominated south Bristol, based on the stories of former workers.
At this meeting a raffle will be held for a coloured and framed print of the 1846 Tythe Map of Brislington. The map has been donated for the purpose of raising funds the Society. Only a few of these coloured versions exist and this is in good condition. Tickets £2 each for an opportunity to acquire this special artefact.

THURSDAY 30th APRIL 7.30pm - 'JS Fry & Sons - Their Successors' Businesses'. Talk by Alan Freke. How the famous chocolate business passed down the generations with a few diversions on the way!





Other events

The December event (members only) is usually a Christmas meal held in a local restaurant.

The Society also holds exhibitions of memorabilia and items of Brislington History. These include photographs and information eg History of Sandy Park shops. The Brislington Archaeology Project, who are linked to the Society, have provided artifacts and information about the local archaeology. We would welcome any information, photographs etc you may have about Brislington to add to our knowledge and to record for future generations.