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Meetings and Events - Arranged by Speaker


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 Speaker.


Click Group to see a list arranged by the name of the Group, 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.

Rob Acton-Campbell  A history of Trooper's Hill  

05/04/2018 Downend Local History Society   Talk

Kurt Adams  Treasures and trinkets (archaeology antiques road show)  

08/06/2018 Banwell Archaeological Society   AGM and talk

Roger Angerson  Cleeve and Beaufort Military Hospital  

07/11/2017 Kingswood History Society   Talk

Roger Angerson  Quaker records  

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

Verity Anthony  Keynsham Abbey  

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

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

04/01/2018 Downend Local History Society   Talk

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

21/11/2017 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

Paul Barnett  Wreckers tales: shipbreakers of the Severn  

19/09/2017 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

Yvonne Bell  Edwardian Christmas  

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

Chris Bigg  Bristol old and new  

03/10/2017 Yatton Local History Society   Talk

Chris Bigg  History of Bristol comnpanies  

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

Chris Bigg  Concorde - Queen of the Skies  

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

Marion Blackburn  Arnos Vale Cemetery  

05/12/2017 Yatton Local History Society   Talk

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

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

Gail Boyle  A day in the life of a curator  

10/10/2017 Weston super Mare ANHS   Talk

Gail Boyle  Archaeology, exhibitions and the modern museum audience  

12/10/2017 West Bristol History Group   Talk

Mike Britton  Images of change from the 1930s  

05/10/2017 Downend Local History Society   Talk

M. Britton  What is it and where is it?  

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

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

09/01/2018 Weston super Mare ANHS   Talk

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

13/10/2017 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

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

07/11/2017 Yatton Local History Society   Talk

Clive Burlton  Bristol's Great War  

09/11/2017 West Bristol History Group   Film show

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

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

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

16/01/2018 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

Peter Caddick-Adams  The Italian Front, 1917 - 1918  

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

Colin Chapman  Family history from newspapers and periodicals  

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

Prof. Richard Coates  The history of surnames  

26/09/2017 Avonmouth Genealogy Group   Talk

Christine Cole  Cassandra's sister  

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

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

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

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

31/01/2018 Harptrees History Society   Talk

Mike Coyle  Comparing the Somme 1916 and Arras 1917  

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

Peter Davey  To Knowle by tram  

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

Professor Jim Davis  The history of pantomime  

19/12/2017 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

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

14/11/2017 Weston super Mare ANHS   Talk

Alan Freke  Miner to missionary - the life of George Brown  

07/09/2017 Downend Local History Society   Talk

Alan Freke  Frankie goes to Hollywood  

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

Alan Freke  The Fry family business  

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

Alan Freke  J.S.Fry: a family business  

20/03/2018 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

Andrew Galloway  Adoption and the family historian  

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

Sue Giddings  Show of vintage films  

13/12/2017 Harptrees History Society   Film show

Derek Gore  Recent work on the Vikings in the West Countryt  

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

Garry Gowans  The Christmas truce 1914  

11/12/2017 Nailsea & District LHS   Talk

Gary Gowans  Mycenae - city of gold  

12/01/2018 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

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

14/09/2017 West Bristol History Group   Talk

Paul Gregory  History of the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway  

09/03/2018 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

Caroline Gurney  Tracing agricultural labourers using Manorial and Parochial records  

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

Tony Harcourt  The medieval archer  

05/09/2017 Kingswood History Society   Talk

Pat Hase  Female convicts - women who were transported to Australia  

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

Pat Hase  Weston super Mare in World War II  

09/02/2018 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

Rose Hewlett  How to get the best from village records  

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

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

20/02/2018 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

Paul Hodge  The history of Bristol Water  

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

Shirley Hodgson  Wandering and begging (vagrant children)  

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

Shirley Hodgson  Family history - have we forgotten the basics?  

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

Shirley Hodgson  Have we forgotten the basics?  

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

Mike Hooper  Knowle and Totterdown  

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

Mike Hooper  Broadmead before the blitz  

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

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

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

Professor Ronald Hutton  The history of Christmas  

14/12/2017 West Bristol History Group   Talk

Roger Jaques  The poor and the not so poor  

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

Prof. Alan Jocelyn  The Bristol riots of 1831  

25/04/2018 Harptrees History Society   Talk

Colin Johnston  Explore house history  

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

Peris Jones  Mangotsfield society in the 17th century  

02/11/2017 Downend Local History Society   Talk

Bev Knott  Roman roads in Avon  

13/04/2018 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

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

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

Peter Malpass  The growth of Bristol's Victorain suburbs  

11/09/2017 Nailsea & District LHS   Talk

Peter Malpass  Homes of the poor in Victorian Bristol  

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

Geoff Marchant  A local war hero: Captain Andrew Henry  

01/05/2018 Yatton Local History Society   Talk

David Martyn  A history of Kings Weston  

03/05/2018 Downend Local History Society   Talk

Cai Mason  Bath Quays excavation  

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

Nick McCamley  Secret underground cities  

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

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

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

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

06/03/2018 Yatton Local History Society   Talk

Susan Moore  More than family history  

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

Alisdair Naulis  Our seas, our future  

12/09/2017 Weston super Mare ANHS   Talk

Jinx Newley  Bristol monks and bones  

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

John Page  The royal palaces of Cheddar  

28/03/2018 Harptrees History Society   Talk

John Page  The royal palaces of Cheddar  

10/04/2018 Weston super Mare ANHS   Talk

John Penny  Planes, boats and trains  

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

John Penny  Georgian and Regency St Pauls, Bristol.  

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

Jim Pimpernell  The Dramway and Avon Wharf  

03/10/2017 Kingswood History Society   Talk

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

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

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

13/03/2018 Weston super Mare ANHS   Talk

John Putley  Ugly mugs: great gargoyles of Gloucestershire  

17/04/2018 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

Chris Richards  A history of mining in the village of Banwell  

08/09/2017 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

Judy & Chris Rouse  Mayhem on the Midland  

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

Jean Routley  The carols are coming  

13/11/2017 Nailsea & District LHS   Talk

Jonathan Rowe  A short history of Brizz  

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

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

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

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

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

Jerry Sampson  St Laurence, East Harptree  

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

Jerry Sampson  Somerset mason marks  

13/02/2018 Weston super Mare ANHS   Talk

David Sebborn  My brother Admiral Blake  

10/11/2017 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

Chris Short  Congresbury church  

02/01/2018 Yatton Local History Society   Talk

Terry Merrett Smith  Ration books to rock and roll  

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

Dr Cathryn Spence  The story of Bath  

15/05/2018 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

Dr Matthew Spring  Benjamin Milgrove, musical toy maker of Bath  

17/10/2017 Marshfield & District LHS   Talk

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

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

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

01/02/2018 Downend Local History Society   Talk

Terry & Jennie Stevens  Tyntesfield progress and discoveries  

29/11/2017 Harptrees History Society   Talk

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

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

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

25/10/2017 Harptrees History Society   Talk

Jaqueline Wadsworth  No news of Fred  

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

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

03/04/2018 Yatton Local History Society   Talk

Peter Weeks  Stoke Bishop and WWI  The men on the memorials  

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

Jonathon Weeks  Medieval instruments part two - woodwind  

08/12/2017 Banwell Archaeological Society   Talk

Barry Williams  Chasing red herrings  

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

Professor Gareth Williams  Angel of death: the story of smallpox  

07/06/2018 Downend Local History Society   Talk

Gordon Young  To be arranged  

28/11/2017 Avonmouth Genealogy Group   Film show

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

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

  Visit to Banwell Bone Caves  

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

  Alice in Wonderland.  Ian Kennedy Productions  

13/08/2017 Winterbourne Barn   Play 2.30 to 4.30

    

22/08/2017 Avonmouth Genealogy Group   Members' evening

  The Merry Wives of Windsor.   The Festival Players  

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

  Executive Committee meeting  

04/09/2017 ALHA Executive Committee    

  Family History Fair  

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

  Heritage Open Day. South Gloucestershire in World War I exhibition  

09/09/2017 Winterbourne Barn   11.00 to 5.00

  Heritage Open Day. South Gloucestershire in World War I exhibition  

10/09/2017 Winterbourne Barn   12.00 to 5.00

Speaker from the Zoo  The History of Bristol Zoo  

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

  Radical History Festival  

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

  Orchard Harvest Day  

08/10/2017 Winterbourne Barn   11.00 to 4.00

    

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

Research Group  The work of the research group  

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

  To be arranged  

24/10/2017 Avonmouth Genealogy Group    

    

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

  Executive Committee meeting  

04/12/2017 ALHA Executive Committee    

  Make a Christmas wreath workshop  

09/12/2017 Winterbourne Barn   11 to 4

  Carols in the Barn  

16/12/2017 Winterbourne Barn   3.30  £2

  Carols in the Barn  

17/12/2017 Winterbourne Barn   3.30  £2

    

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

Research Group  Three short presentations on recent work  

28/02/2018 Harptrees History Society   Talks

  No meeting at Lincombe Barn. Visit may ne arranged instead  

01/03/2018 Downend Local History Society    

  60th anniversary dinner  

11/05/2018 Banwell Archaeological Society   Dinner

  To be confirmed  

24/09/2018 Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath    

  To be confirmed  

29/10/2018 Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath    

  To be confirmed  

10/12/2018 Bristol & Avon Family HS Bath