Whitchurch Local History Society holds friendly, informal meetings from September to May and arranges ‘field trips’ in the summer months. We put on an interesting programme of talks, mostly with digital or slide illustrations, and we try to feature a broad range of topics. These can include local or regional subjects, social history, or features about notable places and people. The talks are followed by question and answer sessions with the guest speakers. The evenings include refreshments.
These talks are open to members but also to any visitors who may want to come along just for specific talks. Set out here is the outline programme for 2017 – 2018 and we hope there is something to interest everyone. Just come along.
|FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER||THE STORY OF THE MODERN ‘MATTHEW’
Speaker – Clive Burlton
|FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER||HANNAH MORE AND THE MENDIP SCHOOLS
Speaker – John Page
|FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER||EDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS
Speaker – Yvonne Bell
|FRIDAY 26th JANUARY||FURTHER MEMORIES OF 1950s BRISTOL
Speaker – Mike Hooper
|FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY||THE SECRET HISTORY OF FRENCHAY HOSPITAL
Speaker – Alan Freke
|FRIDAY 23rd MARCH
(please note this is a week early owing to Easter)
|THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF RADIO BROADCASTING TO BRITAIN
Speaker – John Penny
|FRIDAY 27th APRIL||VICTORIAN SERVANTS
Speaker – Pat Hase
|FRIDAY 18th MAY||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION or TALK – to be arranged|
For up-to-date information on our events, please contact the Secretary or check online at www.alha.org.uk or www.whitchurchvillagecouncil.co.uk
MEETINGS held at WHITCHURCH UNITED REFORMED CHURCH at 7.30 p.m.
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,
Telephone Number: 01275 830869; email: email@example.com