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Meetings and Events - Arranged by Group


Our member societies arrange meetings, which are normally open to any member of the public.


This page lists talks, walks and other events by the name of the Group.


Click Speaker to see a list arranged by the name of the speaker, and Events to see a chronological list


Click on the name of the Group to see further details. Most links will take you to the Group’s own website.


Details of new events, corrections and amendments should be sent to the Webmaster.

 Professor Helen Meller How to live in the modern city: women's contribution in Bristol 1860s-1930s

ALHA   18/10/2017 AGM and Joseph Bettey Lecture at Friends Meeting House, Frenchay Common. 7 p.m.

  Executive Committee meeting

ALHA Executive Committee 04/09/2017

  Executive Committee meeting

ALHA Executive Committee 04/12/2017

   

Avonmouth Genealogy Group 22/08/2017 Members' evening

 Prof. Richard Coates The history of surnames

Avonmouth Genealogy Group 26/09/2017 Talk

  To be arranged

Avonmouth Genealogy Group 24/10/2017

 Gordon Young To be arranged

Avonmouth Genealogy Group 28/11/2017 Film show

 Vince Russett "This is our land; we can all make a difference"

Banwell Archaeological Society 11/08/2017 Talk at Banwell Village Hall at 7.30

  Finds identification, guided walks, old photos, recent finds, displays and other events

Banwell Archaeological Society 12/08/2017 Event at Banwell Village Hall, 10  to 4

  Visit to Banwell Bone Caves

Banwell Archaeological Society 13/08/2017 Visit at times to be advised. Must be pre-booked

 Chris Richards A history of mining in the village of Banwell

Banwell Archaeological Society 08/09/2017 Talk

 Colin Budge Gentleman's estates in the 17th & 18th centuries, with reference to North Somerset

Banwell Archaeological Society 13/10/2017 Talk

 David Sebborn My brother Admiral Blake

Banwell Archaeological Society 10/11/2017 Talk

 Jonathon Weeks Medieval instruments part two - woodwind

Banwell Archaeological Society 08/12/2017 Talk

 Gary Gowans Mycenae - city of gold

Banwell Archaeological Society 12/01/2018 Talk

 Pat Hase Weston super Mare in World War II

Banwell Archaeological Society 09/02/2018 Talk

 Paul Gregory History of the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway

Banwell Archaeological Society 09/03/2018 Talk

 Bev Knott Roman roads in Avon

Banwell Archaeological Society 13/04/2018 Talk

  60th anniversary dinner

Banwell Archaeological Society 11/05/2018 Dinner

 Kurt Adams Treasures and trinkets (archaeology antiques road show)

Banwell Archaeological Society 08/06/2018 AGM and talk

 Chris Stephens Bristol's Australian pioneer: Robert Bush and the Bishop's Knoll WW1 Hospital

Bishopston, Horfield & Ashley Down LHS 19/09/2017 Talk

 Research Group The work of the research group

Bishopston, Horfield & Ashley Down LHS 17/10/2017 Talk

   

Bishopston, Horfield & Ashley Down LHS 18/11/2017 AGM and lunch at BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG

 Jonathan Rowe A short history of Brizz

Brislington Conservation & History Society 28/09/2017 Talk  7.30 p.m.

 Hotwell Howlers Stoney Broke in No Man's Land - Songs relating to World War I

Brislington Conservation & History Society 26/10/2017 Concert. 7.30 p.m. £1 admission, with a rtiring collection for the British Red Cross

 M. Britton What is it and where is it?

Brislington Conservation & History Society 30/11/2017 Quiz. 2.00 p.m.

  Family History Fair

Bristol & Avon Family History Fair 09/09/2017 BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton. 10 - 4

 Roger Jaques The poor and the not so poor

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 25/09/2017 Talk

 Caroline Gurney Tracing agricultural labourers using Manorial and Parochial records

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 30/10/2017 Talk

 Susan Moore More than family history

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 27/11/2017 Talk

 Yvonne Bell Edwardian Christmas

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 11/12/2017 Talk

 Shirley Hodgson Family history - have we forgotten the basics?

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 29/01/2018 Talk

 Stuart Burroughs Weaver & Sons - making and working in Bath City Centre

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 26/02/2018 Talk

 Colin Chapman Family history from newspapers and periodicals

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 26/03/2018 Talk

 Colin Johnston Explore house history

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 30/04/2018 Talk

 Andrew Galloway Adoption and the family historian

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 21/05/2018 Talk

 Cai Mason Bath Quays excavation

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 30/07/2018 Talk

  To be confirmed

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 24/09/2018

  To be confirmed

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 29/10/2018

 Marie-Louise Luxemburg Charles Dickens, miniaturist, comes to Bath 1762

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 26/11/2018 Talk

  To be confirmed

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath 10/12/2018

 Mike Hooper Knowle and Totterdown

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 11/09/2017 Talk

 Barry Williams Chasing red herrings

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 09/10/2017 Talk

 Chris Bigg History of Bristol comnpanies

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 13/11/2017 Talk

 Terry Merrett Smith Ration books to rock and roll

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 11/12/2017 Talk

 Alan Freke The Fry family business

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 08/01/2018 Talk

 Shirley Hodgson Have we forgotten the basics?

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 12/02/2018 Talk

 Roger Angerson Quaker records

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 12/03/2018 Talk

 Judy & Chris Rouse Mayhem on the Midland

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 09/04/2018 Talk

 Rose Hewlett How to get the best from village records

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 14/05/2018 Talk

 John Penny Georgian and Regency St Pauls, Bristol.

Bristol & Avon Family HS Bristol 18/06/2018 Talk

 Christine Cole Cassandra's sister

Bristol & Avon Family HS Sodbury Vale 09/08/2017 Talk

 Alan Freke Frankie goes to Hollywood

Bristol & Avon Family HS Sodbury Vale 13/09/2017 Talk

   

Bristol & Avon Family HS Sodbury Vale 11/10/2017 Members' evening

 Jaqueline Wadsworth No news of Fred

Bristol & Avon Family HS Sodbury Vale 08/11/2017 Talk

  Radical History Festival

Bristol Radical History Group 17/09/2017 "M" Shed, 10.30 to 4.30

 Alan Freke Miner to missionary - the life of George Brown

Downend Local History Society 07/09/2017 Talk

 Mike Britton Images of change from the 1930s

Downend Local History Society 05/10/2017 Talk

 Peris Jones Mangotsfield society in the 17th century

Downend Local History Society 02/11/2017 Talk

 Pat Hase Female convicts - women who were transported to Australia

Downend Local History Society 07/12/2017 AGM and talk

 Charles Ashley For the love of maps - reading the past through the Ordnance Survey large scale maps

Downend Local History Society 04/01/2018 Talk

 Chris Stephens Bristol's Australian pioneer: Robert Bush and the Bishop's Knoll WW1 Hospital

Downend Local History Society 01/02/2018 Talk

  No meeting at Lincombe Barn. Visit may ne arranged instead

Downend Local History Society 01/03/2018

 Rob Acton-Campbell A history of Trooper's Hill

Downend Local History Society 05/04/2018 Talk

 David Martyn A history of Kings Weston

Downend Local History Society 03/05/2018 Talk

 Professor Gareth Williams Angel of death: the story of smallpox

Downend Local History Society 07/06/2018 Talk

 Jerry Sampson St Laurence, East Harptree

Harptrees History Society 27/09/2017 AGM at 6.30 p.m., followed by talk

 Kim Thompson The work of the Churches Conservation Trust and local churches in their care

Harptrees History Society 25/10/2017 Talk

 Terry & Jennie Stevens Tyntesfield progress and discoveries

Harptrees History Society 29/11/2017 Talk

 Sue Giddings Show of vintage films

Harptrees History Society 13/12/2017 Film show

 Tony Coverdale Avon Valley copper & brass industry, 1700 - 1750

Harptrees History Society 31/01/2018 Talk

 Research Group Three short presentations on recent work

Harptrees History Society 28/02/2018 Talks

 John Page The royal palaces of Cheddar

Harptrees History Society 28/03/2018 Talk

 Prof. Alan Jocelyn The Bristol riots of 1831

Harptrees History Society 25/04/2018 Talk

 Mike Hooper Broadmead before the blitz

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society 16/10/2017 Talk

 Chris Bigg Concorde - Queen of the Skies

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society 20/11/2017 Talk

 Verity Anthony Keynsham Abbey

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society 11/12/2017 Talk

 Peter Malpass Homes of the poor in Victorian Bristol

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society 15/01/2018 Talk

 Nick McCamley Secret underground cities

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society 19/02/2018 Talk

 Jinx Newley Bristol monks and bones

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society 19/03/2018 Talk

 André Coutanche "A little kingdom" - the Harman family's Lundy

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society 16/04/2018 Talk

 Tony Harcourt The medieval archer

Kingswood History Society 05/09/2017 Talk

 Jim Pimpernell The Dramway and Avon Wharf

Kingswood History Society 03/10/2017 Talk

 Roger Angerson Cleeve and Beaufort Military Hospital

Kingswood History Society 07/11/2017 Talk

 Shirley Hodgson Wandering and begging (vagrant children)

Malago Society for Bedminster & Bishopsworth 26/09/2017 Talk

 John Penny Planes, boats and trains

Malago Society for Bedminster & Bishopsworth 24/10/2017 Talk

 Peter Davey To Knowle by tram

Malago Society for Bedminster & Bishopsworth 21/11/2017 Talk

 Paul Barnett Wreckers tales: shipbreakers of the Severn

Marshfield & District LHS 19/09/2017 Talk

 Dr Matthew Spring Benjamin Milgrove, musical toy maker of Bath

Marshfield & District LHS 17/10/2017 Talk

 Alan & Jane Bambury The architecture, sculpture & symbolism of a Victorian cemetery (Arnos Vale)

Marshfield & District LHS 21/11/2017 Talk

 Professor Jim Davis The history of pantomime

Marshfield & District LHS 19/12/2017 Talk

 Howard Burton Charmy Down: the history of a World War II airfield

Marshfield & District LHS 16/01/2018 Talk

 Steve Hobbs Tying the knot: marriage in 16th and 17th century Wiltshire

Marshfield & District LHS 20/02/2018 Talk

 Alan Freke J.S.Fry: a family business

Marshfield & District LHS 20/03/2018 Talk

 John Putley Ugly mugs: great gargoyles of Gloucestershire

Marshfield & District LHS 17/04/2018 Talk

 Dr Cathryn Spence The story of Bath

Marshfield & District LHS 15/05/2018 Talk

 Professor Jennifer Tann Sweeps to slaves: working children in the past

Marshfield & District LHS 19/06/2018 AGM and talk

 Peter Malpass The growth of Bristol's Victorain suburbs

Nailsea & District LHS 11/09/2017 Talk

 Paul Hodge The history of Bristol Water

Nailsea & District LHS 09/10/2017 AGM and talk

 Jean Routley The carols are coming

Nailsea & District LHS 13/11/2017 Talk

 Garry Gowans The Christmas truce 1914

Nailsea & District LHS 11/12/2017 Talk

 Speaker from the Zoo The History of Bristol Zoo

Stoke Bishop & Sneyd Park LHG 15/09/2017 Talk

 Peter Weeks Stoke Bishop and WWI  The men on the memorials

Stoke Bishop & Sneyd Park LHG 10/11/2017 Talk

 Francis Greenacre The iconography of Edward Colston, member of the Royal African Conmpany & philanthropist

West Bristol History Group 14/09/2017 Talk

 Gail Boyle Archaeology, exhibitions and the modern museum audience

West Bristol History Group 12/10/2017 Talk

 Clive Burlton Bristol's Great War

West Bristol History Group 09/11/2017 Film show

 Professor Ronald Hutton The history of Christmas

West Bristol History Group 14/12/2017 Talk

 Mike Coyle Comparing the Somme 1916 and Arras 1917

Western Front Association - Avon Branch 20/09/2017 Talk

 Charles Booth & Kent Fedorowich Returning home to fight: Bristolians in the Dominion Armies 1914 - 1918

Western Front Association - Avon Branch 18/10/2017 Talk

 Peter Caddick-Adams The Italian Front, 1917 - 1918

Western Front Association - Avon Branch 15/11/2017 Talk

   

Western Front Association - Avon Branch 20/12/2017 Christmas quiz and party

 Alisdair Naulis Our seas, our future

Weston super Mare ANHS 12/09/2017 Talk

 Gail Boyle A day in the life of a curator

Weston super Mare ANHS 10/10/2017 Talk

 David Dawson Archaeology and pottery production in the south west of England

Weston super Mare ANHS 14/11/2017 Talk

 Derek Gore Recent work on the Vikings in the West Countryt

Weston super Mare ANHS 12/12/2017 Talk  7 p.m. start

 David Brown "Out in the dark" - an introduction to bats

Weston super Mare ANHS 09/01/2018 Talk

 Jerry Sampson Somerset mason marks

Weston super Mare ANHS 13/02/2018 Talk

 Dr Ian Powsland The history & archaeology of hill forts in S.W. England

Weston super Mare ANHS 13/03/2018 Talk

 John Page The royal palaces of Cheddar

Weston super Mare ANHS 10/04/2018 Talk

 Vince Russett Busy Romans and reversing rivers: the last 2000 years at Kenn Moor

Weston super Mare ANHS 08/05/2018 AGM at 7 p.m., followed by talk at 7.45.  Visitors welcome

  Alice in Wonderland.  Ian Kennedy Productions

Winterbourne Barn 13/08/2017 Play 2.30 to 4.30

  The Merry Wives of Windsor.   The Festival Players

Winterbourne Barn 29/08/2017 Shakespeare in the Barn 7.00 to 9.00

  Heritage Open Day. South Gloucestershire in World War I exhibition

Winterbourne Barn 09/09/2017 11.00 to 5.00

  Heritage Open Day. South Gloucestershire in World War I exhibition

Winterbourne Barn 10/09/2017 12.00 to 5.00

  Orchard Harvest Day

Winterbourne Barn 08/10/2017 11.00 to 4.00

  Make a Christmas wreath workshop

Winterbourne Barn 09/12/2017 11 to 4

  Carols in the Barn

Winterbourne Barn 16/12/2017 3.30  £2

  Carols in the Barn

Winterbourne Barn 17/12/2017 3.30  £2

 Chris Bigg Bristol old and new

Yatton Local History Society 03/10/2017 Talk

 Clive Burlton Bristol's lost city: the Bristol International Exhibition of 1914

Yatton Local History Society 07/11/2017 Talk

 Marion Blackburn Arnos Vale Cemetery

Yatton Local History Society 05/12/2017 Talk

 Chris Short Congresbury church

Yatton Local History Society 02/01/2018 Talk

 Steve Poole England's last crime scene execution at Penn, 1830

Yatton Local History Society 06/02/2018 AGM with light refreshments, followed by talk

 Terry Merrett-Smith Ration books to rock 'n roll; slides & music from the speaker's collection of 78s

Yatton Local History Society 06/03/2018 Talk

 Andy Warren Lofty's radar: Arnold Downes' life in the RAF in World War II

Yatton Local History Society 03/04/2018 Talk

 Geoff Marchant A local war hero: Captain Andrew Henry

Yatton Local History Society 01/05/2018 Talk