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South Glos Mines Research Group - December 2019

posted 28 Oct 2019, 13:39 by Phil Handy   [ updated 28 Oct 2019, 13:39 ]

A talk by Steve Grudgings, Weds 4 December 2019 at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start.

Scarecrow Trail 2019

posted 25 Oct 2019, 06:57 by Phil Handy   [ updated 25 Oct 2019, 06:58 ]

The map for this year's Scarecrow Trail is shown below. The theme is "Stories by Dick King-Smith". 

Prize giving, with refreshments on 2nd November at 11:00am at the Brockeridge Centre.

Frampton Community Projects - Outdoor Cinema

posted 25 Oct 2019, 04:18 by Phil Handy

"We are about to start our latest fundraising initiative, working with Fromeside Gymnastics Club and Campus Skateparks. Below is our latest timetable

You can find out more information from visiting our website."

Frampton Community Projects - Drama Club

posted 25 Oct 2019, 04:12 by Phil Handy

"We are very excited about our latest Youth Project coming into fruition in November 2019.

The Youth Drama Club is a club for years between 11 and 17.  Working with material from the DramaNoteBook, we will be holding weekly meets every Friday starting at 7pm, and finishing at 8:30pm, held at St Peters Hall, Crossbow, Frampton Cotterell.

We are looking to work within all areas of dramatisation from lighting, sound, staging, and acting. We would also like to encourage directing should any member want to!

If you, or anyone you know, would like to trial this, the first session is free.  If enjoyed a standing order would be requested each month of £10. This would cover material, and hire, costs.

If you are an adult and would like to volunteer then please do get in touch by emailing:"

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society

posted 25 Oct 2019, 03:52 by Phil Handy

Oliver Cromwell   A modern view of a controversial figure. 

A talk by Prof Ronald Hutton of  Bristol University,
TV historian, Author and Vice President of The Sealed Knot.

Wed 20 Nov 2019,   
7.30 pm

ZionChurch, Woodend Road

All welcome. Entry £4
Free to members, annual subscription £15
Includes light refreshments

Community Meeting to Discuss Youth Issues

posted 9 Oct 2019, 01:09 by Phil Handy

Thursday 10th October, Brockeridge Centre 

Climate Emergency

posted 5 Oct 2019, 11:57 by Phil Handy   [ updated 5 Oct 2019, 11:58 ]

South Glos Council will be holding an event for climate action and other relevant groups in South Glos.

The event is called “Climate Emergency: Supporting the Community Response”. 

It will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at Poole Court, Yate.

To book a place, visit : 

If you are unable to attend there is an online survey that you can use to submit information on what you are doing and what you have planned.  

Sports Coaching for Toddlers- Manor Hall

posted 5 Oct 2019, 08:43 by Phil Handy   [ updated 5 Oct 2019, 08:44 ]

Every Monday during term-time at Coalpit Heath Manor Hall, BS36 2TG from 09:15 to 10:00am.

The session is for children between the ages of 18 months to 4 years and provides the first steps into sports such as rugby, football, netball and basketball and looks to ignite children's passion for playing sport in the future.

Free Child Protection Training

posted 4 Oct 2019, 08:03 by Phil Handy   [ updated 4 Oct 2019, 08:04 ]

Free child protection training is available within South Glos for any groups or organisations that are being run in the charity, community or voluntary sector. 

There will be a training session at The Manor Hall in Coalpit Heath on Thurs 19th March, 2020 from 10.00 - 13.00.

If you would like to attend then please click here and sign yourself up or alternatively if you know of any groups or organisations that use your facility then please could you pass the information on to them.

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society October 2019

posted 4 Oct 2019, 07:50 by Phil Handy   [ updated 4 Oct 2019, 07:51 ]

“Village Friendly Societies “

A talk by Philip Hoyland  

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 at 7.30pm.

Zion Church
Woodend Road

All welcome. Entry £4
Free to members, annual subscription £15
Includes light refreshments

Village Friendly Societies, were founded  during the 19th century and lasted well into the 20th century, and were  started by the poor for the poor. Members were required to give a regular monthly amount into their particular Society, they could then draw out money in times of need, they were a kind of local ‘Welfare State’.

Our area had many of these Friendly Societies, documented ones are The Golden Hook Friendly Society, Coalpit Heath and four which met at The New Inn, 4 Mill Lane, Frampton Cotterell:

1794   Friendly Society,
1799   The Worthy Society of Felt Makers,
1809   Female Friendly Society, 
1810   Benefit Society

On the society's annual feast day the members would hold a parade around the village, with the officers, or sometimes all of the members, carrying poles.  In the West Country, the poles were commonly headed by a brass finial with a distinctive shape and decorated with ribbons. The Museum of  English Rural Life, Reading holds a large collection of these brass pole heads, including two which are thought to be from Frampton Cotterell. 

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