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.

Forthcoming meetings:

2023 Events

All meetings commence at 7.30pm

Thursday 26th October 7.30pm. 'A Crown of Friendship' Jonathan Rowe will tell the story of Bristol First World War poet, Fabian Strachan Woodley, who died in 1957. Born in Clifton, he was a poet, journalist and a school teacher as well as a sportsman and a hero of the World War I, being awarded the Military Cross. He was also gay and some of his poetry featured in the very first anthology of male same sex love poetry and prose, published in the USA nearly 100 years ago.

Thursday 30 November 7.30 pm 'The Big Briz Quiz'. Come along and join us for our annual quiz night which this year will be all about Brislington and Bristol. Don't worry – they won't all be hard questions. The evening will run as an American Supper, so please bring along some food to share.

Thursday 29th February 2024 at 7.30 St Cuthbert's "Memories Of TWW & HTV Television". Join us for a group get together of memories of Television Wales & West (TWW) and Harlech TV (HTV) who had the ITV franchise for the West from 1958 - 2002, making programmes from the studios on Bath Road. Do you remember programmes such as "Discs A Go Go", "Robin of Sherwood" and "Arthur of the Britons"? Presenters such as Alan Taylor, Bruce Hockin, Richard Wyatt, Jan Leeeming , Annie St John? Were you on ever "on the telly"? Come along and share your recollections .

The Society holds information and memorabilia of Brislington History. These include photographs and histories of local buildings, streets (Sandy Park Road) and personalities (stories of World War I from locals of the time). We would welcome any information, pictures or stories etc you may have about Brislington to add to our knowledge and to record for future generations.