History Group Events



The local history group arranges talks in Stoke Bishop Village Hall, 42 Stoke Hill, BS9 1EX on Friday evenings at 7.30pm.  Anyone who is interested in local history is welcome.

Membership £6 p.a. Visitors £3

12 January     Francis Greenacre Art historian, fine art consultant, lecturer and author

The Iconography of Edward Colston, member of the Royal African Company and philanthropist

27 April          Peter Weeks and Liz Tomlinson

'Leaving home to fight' Book Launch

The untold stories of the Stoke Bishop men who died in WW1 and their families.

15 June     Michael Whitfield 'Dr Goodeve and Cooks Folly'

Dr Henry Goodeve, a distinguished Vistorian physician made his reutation in British India. Cook's Folly was a 17c building in Sneyd Park near the Avon Gorge. What's the link?

7 September   Ian Beattie 'The Noble history of Sneyd Park and Stoke Bishop'

From Ralph Sadlier the Tudor survivor to Robert Bush the Australian pioneer.

23 November   Michael Manson 'Vice & Virtue: Discovering the Story of Old Market' Note change of date

The story of Old Market - Bristol's shopping Golden Mile, the riotous inter war years, the impact of war, the post war decline and revival as Bristol's gay quarter. 

  Please remember that we are keen to collect photos, documents and memories about Stoke Bishop – including WW2. Think of us or Bristol Archives if you are doing a clearout!

Membership £6 p.a.   Visitors £3

Enquiries 0117 9686010 or email - sblocalhistory@gmail.com