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. 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.

Forthcoming meetings:

Thursday 25th October - 7.30pm
A Village at War and Peace.
An illustrated presentation written by Jonathan Rowe and performed by members of the Executive Committee telling the story of the First World War on Brislington. The event tells of how the war affected the area, and includes photographs of many of the participants, and other memorabilia.
This is our tribute ti all who went to fight in 'the war to end all wars', and those left berhind one hundred years ago.

Thursday 29th November - 2 p.m. Seasonal Quiz A range of questions to set your minds working, including Christmas themed items. Seasonal fayre will be served in the interval.

Thursday 13th December - 12.30 for 1 p.m.
Society Christmas Lunch
This year we have booked the Brassmill and Keynsham. There is a choice of two courses (£19.95) or three courses (£22.95) plus a £2 contribution towards the cost of the coach. Menus availalbe from Kath Hutton. Please book early to secure a place on the coach, which will pick up at 12.15 from Wick Rd Library and 12.20 from Miss Millie's in the Village. Non-returnable deposit of £5 payable on booking. and final choice of menu to be handed in at the October event (25th) or given to Kath by 31st October at the latest.

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.
June Hannon - 'Suffragettes of Bristol and Bath' A talk about the local Suffrage movement.







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.