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

July 15th - Underfall Yard walk

K&T member, Steve Hallam, will lead us round the Underfall Yard. He's been a volunteer there for a number of years and we'll get to see some of the demonstations that are not always available on a drop in visit. Please meet at the Underfall Yard Visitor Centre at 1:45pm for a prompt start.  Parking can be found at the Create Centre around the Brunel Lock or why not get into the spirit and take a ferry to the Cottage or Nova Scotia and stroll the rest of the way.  There is a great cafe there so if you get there a little early you can enjoy a cuppa.


August  - no meeting


September 14th - The Great and the Not so Good

We're delighted that Alan Bambury has agreed to return: this time, to tell us about some of the less well known of Arnos Vale


October 12th - AGM

After a brief AGM Mike and Peter will show more photos of Bristol, highlighting Knowle, taken from the air.


November 9th - Bishops Knoll Hospital

A talk abou the World War I hospital from Professor Chris Stephens


December 14th - My brother Colin (Pillinger): from Bristol to Mars! A talk by Pat Lindegaard followed by our Xmas buffet.



January - no meeting


February 8th - To be arranged


March 8th - Life in the Backyard

Local archaeologist, Bob Jones, visits to talk about what you can achieve within your own little patch.


April 11th - The Secret History of Frenchay Hospital

Alan Freke visits again with yet another intruiging story


May 10th - The History of the Parnalls at Yate

The development of Parnalls Factory in Yate through the 20th century told by David Hardill


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


July 12th - something outdoors - to be arranged