BHSP News - Lisbon Branch

  • Visit to the Convent of Christ, Tomar

    Branch: Lisbon Branch

     

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

  • Film Evening

    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.

  • Annual lunch

    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”.

  • Film evening

    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.

  • Guided visit to the ‘Bairro de Madragoa’ Quarter of Lisbon

    Branch: Lisbon Branch

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

  • THE ANNUAL PICNIC 2016, AND A VISIT TO THE AIR MUSEUM IN SINTRA

    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.

  • ANNUAL PICNIC 2015

    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.

  • OCTOBER 2014 TRIP

    Branch: Lisbon Branch

    SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN A REMOTE PART OF PORTUGAL

  • ANNUAL PICNIC 2014

    Branch: Lisbon Branch

    ANNUAL PICNIC 2014
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    ROYAL ROMANCE IN VICTORIAN-ERA SINTRA

    On one of the hottest July days of the year (34º C in Lisbon) the British Historical Society drove up into the cool Sintra hills to enjoy a picnic lunch in the grounds of the Chalet of the Condessa d’Edla.  And who was this Victorian-era Countess?  Well, thereby hangs a really romantic tale.

  • 2014 - SPRING VISIT TO COIMBRA

    Branch: Lisbon Branch

    Caldas da Rainha Group Visit to Central Portugal. 
    21st- 22nd May 2014