SS Great Britain talk at Sea Mills Community Club

Have you visited the restored SS Great Britain in dry dock in Bristol? Perhaps you remember it being floated along the Avon, past Sea Mills on the way to its final home in 1970?

Sea Mills 100 has teamed up with Sea Mills Community Club to bring you an event which includes a talk about the SS Great Britain. 

SS Great Britain – From launch to re-launch will be presented by former Sea Mills Headteacher, Ian Caskie. 
The club opens at 10am, with the talk at 11am. There will be free refreshments. 

Entry to the talk is free for residents of Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle. Visitors welcome, suggested donation £3

There will also be time for a chat or to share memories or even photographs if you have them. 

Tuesday 6th June 2023
10:00 – 12.30 (talk at 11am)
Sea Mills Methodist Church
140 Shirehampton Road
Sea Mills, 
Bristol BS9 2DY

If you would like to know more about the SS Great Britain’s return, read our blog post which includes some lovely photographs from local resident Tim Wallis.

crowds watch from the river bank of the Avon as the rusty hulk of the SS Great Britain goes by

Found it!

Sea Mills Square – Sat 9th July 2022 – 10am – 2pm

Have you ever found objects in your home, perhaps in the attic or under the floor boards left by previous occupants? Have you stripped wallpaper and found endless layers underneath or even a scribbled message? 

Sea Mills 100 who run the mini-museum in the phone box in Sea Mills Square have teamed up with the Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society, Bristol Museums and Bristol Archives and they want to see your found objects.

“Every object has a story, and found objects can often tell you something about the history of your home and its previous occupants” says Sea Mills 100 co-ordinator Mary Milton, “we hope to reveal some of these hidden stories by putting local people together with experts from Bristol Museums and Archives and the local archaeological society,” she adds.

Sea Mills 100 are asking people to bring their small found objects to their “Found it!” event on at the Cafe on the Square, Sea Mills. For objects that are too large or not moveable they suggest people bring a photograph instead.

Mary is hoping for an interesting haul, “It will be great to see what people bring along. I expect we will see a lot of smaller items like cigarette cards or tickets which can be really interesting, hopefully we will be able to date them. We might also see some larger items or objects left from businesses that were run here in years gone by.”

Bristol Museums will also be bringing some of their handling collection for the public to see, along with some images of the local area.

Found it! Takes place at the Café on the Square BS9 2DY on Saturday 9th July 10am – 2pm

In the event of poor weather this event will take place in Sea Mills Methodist Church – also on the Square.

If you are coming along, why not let us know on our facebook event page