Whitchurch Local History Society

The Whitchurch Local History Society

The Whitchurch Local History Society is a thriving local organisation whose membership has averaged from 50 to 70 in recent years. Our meetings are friendly and fairly informal and the talks are usually followed by question and answer sessions with the specialist speakers. The evenings are rounded off with refreshments.

We put on a varied and interesting programme of talks, mostly illustrated, throughout the autumn and winter in which we feature a broad range of history topics. These can include local and regional subjects and items of social history as well as featuring particularly notable places and people. These talks are open to members and also to visitors who may want to come along just for a specific talk.

Set out here is the outline programme for 2015 -2016 and we think there is something of interest to many people. Just come along.

2016

FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBERTHE ASHMEADS OF BRISTOL – MAPS
SEWERS AND TRAGEDIES
By Alan Bambury
FRIDAY 28th OCTOBERMISSING
BELIEVED EMIGRATED – BRISTOL’S HOMECHILDREN
By Shirley Hodgson
FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBERTUDOR CHRISTMAS
By Cherry Hubbard

2017

Updated 27.02.2017

FRIDAY 27th JANUARYBEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
By Clifford White
FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARYTHE MONARCH’S WAY – CHARLES II’s ESCAPE THROUGH THE WEST COUNTRY
By Chris Billinghurst
FRIDAY 31st MARCHROMAN MINING ON THE MENDIPS
By Dr. Paula Gardiner
FRIDAY 28th APRILON THE BORDERLAND OF INSANITY – WOMEN, DIPSOMANIA AND INEBRIETY 1879 - 1913
By Christine Crabbe
FRIDAY 19th MAYANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Followed
by a presentation or talk – to be arranged

MEETINGS held at WHITCHURCH UNITED REFORMED CHURCH at 7.30 p.m.

Fees

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION – £10 Per Person plus £1.00 per meeting.

VISITORS £4.00 per meeting. Refreshments included.


For more information about the Society contact the SECRETARY: Geoff Gardiner,
31 The Witheys, Whitchurch Village, Bristol, BS14 0QB.
Telephone Number: 01275 830869; email: geoff@thegardiners.org.uk