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.

Summer trip to be organised. Watch this space! Annual Membership Subscriptions £5 plus £1.50 entry per event
Refreshments available

Summer trip to be organised. Watch this space!

Upcoming Meetings:

27th April 7.30pm Behind the Scenes at The Antiques Roadshow
Clifford White will be spilling the beans on the stories behind the cameras on this popular and long running BBC series which began in 1979.

25th May 7.30pm The Day the Queen of Portugal Came to Brislington
Jonathan Rowe and friends will tell the fascinating story of Dona Maria the Second of Portugal, illustrated with photographs and readings. During 1828, while exiled during a civil war in Portugal, Maria spent a year in England. While here she travelled through the West Country and visited Bath, Bristol and Brislington. Find out why she came here and WHAT she came to see, which made national (and international) headlines!

29th June 7.30pm Society AGM. The meeting will be followed by a short talk by Chris James from a local animal charity. Free entry! NB Annual subscriptions are due at the AGM.

27th July Society Trip to Oakham Treasures. Cost, £10 admission and coach. Contact K Hutton on 0117 9723066 to book your place. Coach will leave the library at 11.30am and Miss Millie's at 11.35am, which should enable us to arrive by 12.30 in time for lunch or a snack in the café. We aim to return at 3.45pm.