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Programme of events 2008/2009 for reference

Fri 12th September 2008

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre

An illustrated talk by Andrew Stocker.

Fri 10th October 2008

Bath at Work - 200 years of earning a living

An illustrated talk uart Burroughs.

Sat 11th October 2008

Morning visit to North Somerset Museum at Weston super Mare. Local History Group Meeting.

A chance to see behind the scenes with the curator Nick Goff together with a look at the exhibition.

Fri 14th November 2008

The Land of Lost Content. Portishead during World War I.

An illustrated talk by Sandy Tebbutt.

Weds 3rd December 2008

Inaugural meeting of new Portishead based Archaeology Group

A new Archaeology Group is being formed in Portishead. The inaugural meeting will include the County Archaeologist, Vince Russett, and will be held at the Folk Hall, Portishead. Everyone welcome.

Fri 5th December 2008

An evening with Fred Weatherly

A Magic lantern show presented by Keith and Jennifer Utteridge. Followed by punch and mince pies.

Thu 11th December 2008

My Grandparents. Local History Group Meeting.

Please come and share your memories at this informal get-together at the Friends Meeting House, St Mary’s Road at 7:30 pm.

Fri 9th January 2009

The Gore-Langtons of Barrow Court.

An illustrated talk by Anton Bantock.

Fri 13th February 2009

The Severn Barrage Project - an update

An illustrated talk by Tom Shaw.

Fri 13th March 2009

Do Global Environmental Problems affect us?

An illustrated talk by Joe Burlington.

Fri 3rd April 2009

A Holiday Diary of 1836

An illustrated talk by Pat Hase. Followed by AGM.

Note: All Friday meetings were held at the Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead.

Summer Events:

Weds 27th May 2009

Visit to Royal Portbury and Avonmouth Docks

Depart from Iceland, High Street by coach at 12:30 pm.

Sun 21st June 2009

Visit to Chavenage House, Tetbury

Two hour tour of the Elizabethan manor house followed by tea and biscuits.

Fri 24th/Sat 25th July

Portishead Flower Show

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