President - Commodore R W Warwick OBE Rtd, Cunard Line.

Welcome to the website of the Bristol Shiplovers Society.  We have a broadly based membership united by a love of ships and the sea past and present.  Our interests include the Royal and Merchant Navies, inland waterways, and in fact anything water or shipping related. We also have occasional meetings on other topics, such as railways and aviation. 


When Bristol was still a deep sea trading port.  MV 'Fenja Dan' and tug 'John King' approaching the Horseshoe Bend on the River Avon, May 1961.  (Photo: Society member Peggy Williams)

We meet on Monday evenings twice a month from September to December and late February to May, for talks by guest speakers. Venue is the Royal British Legion Club at Whitchurch, Bristol - see the 'Programme' page for details of meetings and events.  In the summer there are also visits to places of interest.

Membership subscription is 16 per year, or 26 for couples. Meetings are friendly and informal and visitors are very welcome admission 3 per head.  

We look forward to welcoming you!

As a result of the Covid19 coronavirus pandemic the Society has had to suspend all activities for the time being.  See our 'Notice Board' page for more information.

Website last updated:  4 February 2021.  bjm  


The Society is grateful to Kate Mennell for 'building' this website

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