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Avon Wildlife Trust, Says Court Farm

posted 15 Jan 2019, 07:26 by Phil Handy   [ updated 15 Jan 2019, 07:37 ]

Wild Wednesday - Family Nature Walk

The end of winter is almost in sight so celebrate with a romp around Says Court Farm.

Put your nature detective skills to the test and make a bird feeder to take home to help our garden birds through this tough time of year when food is so scarce. A lovely way to go wild this half term.

Event details, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

£2.50 per person aged 5 years and above. Younger siblings are welcome for free

Booking essential, book your place here.

For more info please contact:

Local History Society Talk - January 2019

posted 9 Jan 2019, 08:37 by Phil Handy   [ updated 9 Jan 2019, 08:51 ]

Windmills of Somerset 

A talk by Sarah Harris 

"The rise and fall of the windmilling trade,  the specific type of mill,  
together with the lives of the millers who worked with these remarkable machines. "

Wednesday 16 January 2019  7.30pm 
Zion Church, 
Woodend Road 

All welcome. 

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

Window Art Trail 2019

posted 2 Jan 2019, 10:28 by Phil Handy   [ updated 2 Jan 2019, 11:55 ]

FREE FUN in Frampton & Coalpit Heath February 17th- 27th 2019

Brighten dark evenings and kindle the Community Spirit by decorating a window in your house. Black paper or card or bin liner can outline a shape – tissue paper or paint can colour it; turn on a light and – HEY PRESTO! 

Use a window that is visible from the road and have your window decorated by 17th February. The theme is “What makes me happy” - so anything that suits you! 

Encourage neighbours, friends & family to join in and thus increase the fun.

Like to take part? We just need the first line of your address by the end of January so we can map a trail for folk to enjoy during half-term plus a few days. You can:
  • Download a form (see below) or pick one up at the Brockeridge Centre, then email the completed form to or return it to the Brockeridge Centre.  
  • Alternatively send an email, subject line "Windows Art", with your name, the first line of your address and your post code to  
  • Or phone 01454 864442 and leave a message with your details.

Trail maps will be available after February 11th from the Brockeridge Centre, from this website or from our Facebook page.

Walking for Health - Volunteer Training

posted 17 Dec 2018, 09:04 by Phil Handy

Following a successful training day for twelve new volunteers in November, we’d love to hold another one early in 2019. 

If you have a couple of hours to spare most weeks, or twice per month, to help people get into walking for their health, please contact with your availability and to find out more.

Our programme of free, led walks would not exist without our team of wonderful volunteers.

To see the programme of walks locally, see Village Walks.

South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group talk

posted 16 Dec 2018, 04:28 by Phil Handy   [ updated 16 Dec 2018, 04:39 ]

The last years of Coal Mining in South Wales. 

A talk by Steve Grudgings 

on Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start  

Miners Institute (aka Coalpit Heath Village Hall), 214 Badminton Road, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2QB 

Steve’s latest book will be on sale at the talk

Non members welcome - £2 each (Membership is £17.50 per year)

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society

posted 30 Nov 2018, 02:31 by Phil Handy   [ updated 30 Nov 2018, 02:39 ]

“The Story of the Modern Mathew “ 

A talk by author Clive Burlton.

The Mathew is one of the most iconic symbols of Bristol’s age of discovery, and of its trading and seafaring heritage. She’s a faithful representation of the ship used by John Cabot when he discovered Newfoundland in 1497.

Wednesday 12 Dec 2018  at  7.30pm.

Zion Church, Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell 
All welcome. Entry £4
Free to members, annual subscription £15 
Includes light refreshments 

South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group

posted 30 Nov 2018, 02:23 by Phil Handy   [ updated 30 Nov 2018, 02:38 ]

Early Engine Houses and Railways of the Forest of Dean 

 A talk by Dave Hardwick   

Wednesday 5 Dec 2018  
at 7.30pm for an 8.00 pm start. 
Miners Institute ( aka Coalpit Heath Village Hall) 
214 Badminton Road, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2QB 

Non members welcome  - £2 each 
Membership is £17.50 per year) 

Frampton Cotterell Youth Club - Volunteers Wanted

posted 18 Nov 2018, 08:01 by Phil Handy   [ updated 20 Nov 2018, 13:38 ]

Local volunteers are wanted to support the Youth Club on Thursday evenings at the Brockeridge Centre.

There are 20+ young people that attend weekly. There are different activities including cooking, arts, sports and additional adult support is needed to help the young get the most from their experience. 

Volunteers will work with young people on a particular interest they have and develop supportive relationships with them to boost their aspirations and help them reach their full potential.

If you would like to volunteer with young people, please contact Catherine on 01454 868570 or via email at

Remembrance Activities, St Saviour's Church

posted 7 Nov 2018, 14:04 by Phil Handy   [ updated 7 Nov 2018, 14:05 ]

As part of our remembrance activities this weekend, St Saviour’s Church are showing the film "Journey’s End" on Saturday 10th November at 4pm. It is free and everyone is welcome to come along. 

Before the film, from 2pm - 4pm, the Women’s Institute are putting on a Waterfall of Poppies at the church with refreshments etc.

The film is rated a 12.

On Sunday 11th November, St Saviour’s Church have Remembrance Services at:

10.00am Holy Communion (with Breakfast Club at 9:45am for children), and act of remembrance at the war memorial, followed by refreshments
3.00pm British Legion service of remembrance, with Scouts etc, including observance at the war memorial
6.00pm Vigil service on the centenary of the end of the First World War

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society November 2018

posted 4 Nov 2018, 13:07 by Phil Handy   [ updated 4 Nov 2018, 13:09 ]

Joan of Arc, a talk by Prof Ronald Hutton, well known historian and TV presenter. 

The talk will ask “Why she became so famous, and why she is at once one of history’s most spectacular successes and failures. “

Wednesday 21 Nov 2018 at 7.30pm.

Zion Church
Woodend Road

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

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