BHSP News

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    On Saturday, 10th March, 25 Members of the British Historical Society of Portugal visited Monserrate in Sintra to view the “Monserrate Revisited” exhibition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Francis Cook (1817-1901).

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  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    On Saturday, 23rd January, the British Historical Society of Portugal held their annual lunch with a guest speaker, followed by a visit to the Lines of Torres Vedras Visitors’ Centre at Sobral de Monte Agraço and the nearby Manueline Church of São Quintino.

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  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    CLICK HERE to read the report on a recent visit to the Fábrica de Loiça de Sacavém.

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    CLICK HERE to read the report on the visit to the Convent of Christ, Tomar on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    A FILM EVENING of one of the earlier James Bond films made in 1969 was held on the 8th March, 2017, in Monte Estoril. Much of this thriller was filmed in Portugal and Members present recognized the majority of the locations. Eye-witness anecdotes from one of the local ‘extras’ from nearly 50 year ago were shared at the beginning, which shed light on the inner workings of the filming experience.  Cheese and wine were served beforehand, together with an optional ‘finger supper’ afterwards.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    The Annual Lunch was held on January 21st  at the Clube Dom Carlos in Areia, followed by a fascinating talk by Gerald Luckhurst on “Gerard de Visme: 1755 and all that came afterwards”.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    Film evening at the Oporto Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club on February 23rd  of the BBC film “Great Train Journeys in Spain and Portugal”, narrated by Michael Portillo.

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    to read an article about a "Guided visit to the ‘Bairro de Madragoa’ Quarter of Lisbon"

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    On Saturday, 16th July the BHS had a guided visit to the Portuguese Air Force Museum at Air Force Base 1, Granja do Marqûes, Sintra followed by the annual picnic hosted by our Chairman and his wife, Clive and Emma Gilbert at their home in Colares, Sintra.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    CLICK HERE to read the report on the annual picnic and visit to the monastery of Santa Maria de Cos on 31st July 2015.