Knowle and Totterdown Local History Society

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2018-19 Season

Meetings are held at Redcatch Community Centre on Redcatch Road (BS4 2EP) unless otherwise stated. A loop system is used for the benefit of those with hearing aids.


Members pay £1.50 entry fee, visitors pay £3

Membership runs from September to August at £7

May 14th - DAYTRIP to Sezincote House in Gloucestershire

Booked attendees should meet at Knowle Cricket club car park in Broad Walk at 9:15am

First stop Morton-in-Marsh on market day where you can find a cuppa and cake or a spot of lunch.  We should have around 2 hours at Sezincote house in the afternoon before returning to Bristol.


June 14th - History of Troopers Hill with Rob Acton-Cambell


July 14th - A Stroll around Knowle

A Sunday afternoon guided walk around some of our local streets in Knowle. Meeting at the corner of Broad Walk and Wells Rd outside the shopping centre at 1:45 for a 2pm start.


August - No meeting


September 13th - Harry Dolman: the man with 100 patents.

Local historian, Clive Burlton, visits to tell us of the life and times of one of Bristol's most memorable businessmen.


October 11th - AGM followed by Mike and Peter with "more from our archives"

We never know what photographs they'll dig out but we look forward to an entertaining evening pulled together from our collection.


November 8th - Know Your Place

Award-winning Peter Insole returns to tell us all about the developments and changes of Bristol's award-winning website.


December 13th - Christmas Toy Memories

Dave Cheesely returns with stories of toys from our past. His talk will be followed by our annual Xmas buffet.



January - no meeting


Future talks wil be announced as and when confirmed. However, the dates are set as the second Friday of the month so ....


February 14th

March 13th

April tbc

May 8th

June 12th