Jane will give one of Derek Lilly's talks featuring the Shops of the Old Village, a Golden Oldie with old photographs as well as not so old - almost all of the newer photographs show changes in shop ownership. There's a sign of the times!
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Public Meetings in 2019
Main Society meetings, 2nd Thursday of the month:
10 January, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December.
Local History Group meetings, 3rd Thursday of the Month:
17 January, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November.
Bristol Old Vic & AGM
Andrew Stocker – Bristol Old Vic Then and Now
This is a return visit for Andrew. At the end of his last visit he was unable to access his pictures. The talk covers the history of the Theatre Royal Bristol from 1766 up to the present day, with the completed refurbishment in Sept 2018. At present he is working for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I’m sure this will be another fascinating presentation.
Also on the programme is the Society AGM for 2019.
Sweet Success: The Georgians in Bristol
Speaker: Elizabeth Rhodes
This talk discovers how the Georgians enjoyed the sweetest things in life (sugar?), dealt with change, upheld class division, avoided Revolution and shaped the City and its future. Commodity or Catastrophe, Legacy or Lunacy…
Zinc Smelting: Avonmouth
Zinc smelting: Avonmouth and beyond
Speaker: Bev Harris
Bev will talk about his 42 years’ experience in the Zinc Smelting industry, from starting at the National Smelting Company in Avonmouth and his progression through the ranks to a senior position in Rio Tinto Zinc, with responsibilities wroldwide.
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Speaker: Steve Molloy
Steve is a retired Police Inspector and has, since his retirement, worked as a security manager at the Glastonbury Festival. His talk provides an insight into the workings of the Festival.
Photographers of Somerset
Speaker: Phil Nichols
Phil is one of a small team who has put together a very informative directory of the professional photographers working in the old county of Somerset. The book will be on sale and is a must for collectors and local historians: the CD included in the price is crammed with information.