Main Meeting - Thursday 10 October 2019
Deep Sea Pilotage - a 25 year Apprenticeship
Speaker: Capt. Roger Francis
The talk outlines Roger’s career including the years spent working towards his eligibility to sit for the Trinity House Licence. There is a brief description of the ships and companies he worked for during the period of his elevation through the ranks to Master of his own ships. His career lasted 46 years, 21 of which were spent as a Deep Sea Pilot, handling some of the biggest ships in the world.
History Group - Thursday 17 October 2019
Speaker: Richard Coates
Richard has spoken to the Society in the past about the background meaning of place-names. He is a knowledgeable speaker and will shed new light on the language of our neighbouring City and County!
The main Society Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. Meetings for the remainder of 2019:
14 November: The Future of the Mendip Hills - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Speaker: Jim Hardcastle
What is the current state of the Mendip Hills and what does the future hold for this nationally designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)? Will it become an island surrounded by development? Will visitors to the area destroy the natural beauty they are coming to see and what will climate change do to the wildlife?
Jim hardcastle, Manager of the Mendip Hills AONB will share the latest statistics and thoughts on these questions.
January - Curzon Cinema and AGM
February - British Honours List
March - Kilts and Tartans; Clevedon Care (tbc)
April - Still Battling the Bombers
May - The History of Bristol Zoo
September - Nobel Prizes
October - History of Morris Dancing
November - 20thC Society inc. Architecture
The History Group hold their meetings on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings for the remainder of 2019:
21 November: Members' Own: Family Scandals
Speakers: Group Members
Our 2019 Winter Supper meeting has all the fun of the family! Various members will be speaking on their family history, with emphasis on any scandals within…