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Past and Future Talks and Events
Please Note:
all talks are at the Friends Meeting House in Frenchay, on a Thursday,
at 7-30 pm, unless stated otherwise.

Events in 2006
On 12 October 2006, Alan Jocelyn told the story of the Bristol Riots of 1831, when, over three days, parts of central Bristol were laid waste. Three Frenchay residents were involved, on both sides of the barricades.

The scene in Queen Square
Events later in 2006
On 9 November 2006, Robert Porton recalled the life and achievements, I K Brunel, in the 200th Anniversary of his birth. The photograph, right, was the last to be taken of Brunel, when he was on the SS Great Eastern. Just a few hours later, he suffered the stroke which was to end his life, in September 1869.

The last photograph
REMINDER: Frenchay Village Museum will be closed
for the whole of December 2006,
and will re-open on Saturday 6 January 2007
EVENTS for 2007
In our first talk of 2007, on 11 January, Ray Holland will talk on Fertilisers, Farming and Philanthropy, the story of Thomas Proctor, who experimented with new chemical fertilisers at Walls Court farm, and elsewhere.
Bust of Thomas Proctor
Thomas Proctor
On 8 February, the Sawyer Memorial Lecture will be given by William Evans, and his subject will be Saint Matthias College.

Saint Matthias (right)
On 8 March, Tim Ryan will tell us about The Severn Princess – the last ferry that served Aust.
The 2007 AGM will take place at 7-30pm sharp, on10 May, at the Friends Meeting House. Immediately following the AGM, there will be a talk, the subject of which will be announced later.