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:

2021 Events

We are delighted to announce that we will re-commence meetings on Thursday 30th September!

30th September 7.30pm BRIZZ '66 – Finale Final selection of BRIZZ '66 photos introduced by J Rowe. Ten years ago the Society was fortunate in obtaining approx. 200 photos of Brislington taken in 1966. We have viewed many of these over the years, but this is the first opportunity to see and learn about this group of pictures.

28th October 7.30pm – 2019/2020 AGM The meeting will be followed by a talk from Jo Moore about Eastwood Farm, a local facility which may not be familiar to many people. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

25th November 7.30pm – 'It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' Talk by Mike Britton. This talk was originally booked for 2020, and luckily, we have been able to re-book Mike for this year.




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.