Whitchurch Local History Society

The Whitchurch Local History Society

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.

2017

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBERTHE STORY OF THE MODERN ‘MATTHEW’
Speaker – Clive Burlton
FRIDAY 27th OCTOBERHANNAH MORE AND THE MENDIP SCHOOLS
Speaker – John Page
FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBEREDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS
Speaker – Yvonne Bell

2018

Updated 23.08.2017

FRIDAY 26th JANUARYFURTHER MEMORIES OF 1950s BRISTOL
Speaker – Mike Hooper
FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARYTHE 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 APRILVICTORIAN SERVANTS
Speaker – Pat Hase
FRIDAY 18th 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,
Telephone Number: 01275 830869; email: geoff@thegardiners.org.uk