Talks at Monthly Meetings

The Monthly Meetings are open to all members, and are held upstairs in Broadmead Baptist Church at the bottom of Union Street. Tea and coffee are served from 9.45 until 10.20. The talk starts at 10.30 and the meeting finishes by noon. There is no charge, apart from 20p for refreshments.

Dates for your Diary
June 2019
Tue Jun 18thMeetingMonthly Meeting for all members
This is the AGM - all are welcome and encouraged to come along. There will be no speaker this month but this is your chance to meet the committee and to hear what has happened during the year. It is also your chance to air your views and vote for new office holders.
July 2019
Tue Jul 16thMeetingMonthly Meeting for all members
The Speaker will be Annie Syrett. Annie has set up a charity to help the Bolivian street children in Santa Cruz. The charity feeds, accommodates and educates these children, often finding them jobs and setting up self financing projects.
September 2019
Tue Sep 17thMeetingMonthly Meeting for all members
The speaker is Jeff Bishop who is going to talk about Bristol Through Maps. The oldest known town map dates from 1480 and just happens to be of Bristol. Jeff will tell us about various maps throughout the centuries, as well as maps of Bristol's future. In addition there will information about artist's maps, planners' maps and even pub maps. Well, we all need one of those!
October 2019
Tue Oct 15thMeetingMonthly Meeting for all members
The speaker this month is the very popular Paul Barnett, who spoke about Purton Hulks in 2017. Today's topic will be the Severn Bridge Disaster.Can you remember the accident in 1960 when two tanker barges collided with the Severn Railway Bridge, bringing a couple of spans down on to the ships, causing the cargo of petrol to ignite? The bridge was never repaired or replaced, changing the lives of those who lived either side of the bridge forever.
November 2019
Tue Nov 19thMeetingMonthly Meeting for all members
This month we will hear Liz Newman who is a founder member of the Brigstowe Village Band. They have modelled themselves on the village bands depicted in Thomas Hardy's novels and poems. The talk, entitled Autumn to Winter, will feature English tunes, songs, dances, and stories from the Wessex of Thomas Hardy, with the Brigstowe Village Band.