We are delighted to present our showcase of talks for 2024

We look forward to welcoming Society members and guests

  • History and Development of 
                                    Coal Mining in the Bristol Area

    Steve Grudgings

  • Lydney's Harbour
                                    and Lost Fleet

    Paul Barnett

  • Lighthouses of the
                                    Bristol Channel

    John Page

  • The Clifton Observatory

    Mary Coward

  • Blue Plaques

    Gordon Young

  • Muller Orphan Homes

    Dr Kate Brooks

  • The Vale of Berkeley Railway


  • A Medley of Traditional Tunes
                                    of the British Isles

    The Brigstowe Village Band


Alveston Local History Society arranges talks by experts on local places, historic figures and issues. Talks are held at 7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Alveston Methodist Church, starting at 7.30pm. There is also a social programme of events and trips throughout the year. Priority is given to members so please join!


Annual subscription is £12, and visitors are welcome to attend - there is a charge of £5.00.

Months with no talks

There are no meetings during June, July, August and December.


If you have any queries about the History Society, please contact Timothy Swan on 01454 416290 or call 01454 417048.


Our talks are held at:
Alveston Methodist Church

Alveston Methodist Church


Alveston Methodist Church, Greenhill Rd, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3RA
01454 418176

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