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. 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.

Annual Membership Subscriptions £15: free entry per event
Refreshments available

Upcoming Meetings:

2019 Events

Thursday 25th April - 7.30 p.m.
Up In Smoke Talk on the history of the famous Bristol tobacco manufacturers WD and HO Wills.

NB: Society Membership renewals due this month.

Thursday May 30th - 7.30 p.m.
Concorde - Queen of the Skies Talk by Chris Biggs marking the 50th anniversary of Concorde's first flight on March 2nd 1969.


Thursday June 27th – 7.30pm.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. This will be followed by short talk from a representative from Bristol Street Pastors.