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

Snack, Chat and Reminisce is back!

Two events are currently planned one on 29th January 2020 and another on 26th February.

Our intergenerational event at the very start of the project in 2018 was a great success so we will be doing that again. A year 6 class from Sea Mills Primary School will be joining us to chat and find out what life was like in days gone by. They will make a display about what they find out which will be viewable at the public library and other local venues. The event for the children to gather people’s stories is at St Edyth’s Church on Wednesday 29th Jan 1.30pm – 3.30pm please come and join us and bring photographs or objects to inspire our conversation. 

When we surveyed people at our last event the idea of talks about the history of Sea Mills was popular. In the first of these on Wednesday February 26th 2.30pm at Sea Mills Methodist Church Christine Molan will be telling us about the Roman history of Sea Mills and the port of Abona. In was Christine’s wonderful artwork which was on display during our Bristol Open Doors event in September. 

Later in the year during March and April we will be helping people who have a connection with Sea Mills make life story books at Sea Mills Library and also hosting a talk about the salvage of the SS Great Britain. 

All events are free and will include free tea / coffee and cake and are a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. 

We always need volunteers to help at events so if you are available, get in touch by emailing