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posted 3 Jan 2020, 04:42 by Phil Handy   [ updated 13 Jan 2020, 03:07 ]

16th-25th February 2020

FREE ENTRY (Frampton Cotterell & Coalpit Heath)

If you’d like to take part, please send us:
  • your name(optional), 
  • first line of your address, 
  • postcode, and 
  • your email address (if you’d like a Trail Map sent to you).
by the end of January 2020 either by:
  • email (subject line "Window Fun") to: or
  • hand in to Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Rd or phone 01454 864442
Trail Map available from above, after 11th February

(Thanks to Standbrook-Guides for the map)


1. Choose your shape (as simple or as complicated as you wish) and cut it out in dark card or double bin liner.
2. Decide whether to use either the cut out silhouette or the remaining ‘hole’ and attach it to a window (visible from road).
3. Colour the background or hole with coloured tissue, cellophane or paints.
4. Black out the remaining window with curtains, blinds, card or double bin liner.
5. Switch on a light (lamp or main light) and admire your creation from outside, after dark. Fantastic!

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society January 2020

posted 3 Jan 2020, 03:28 by Phil Handy   [ updated 3 Jan 2020, 03:35 ]

Bedminster Slum clearance in the 1930’s.

Documentary evidence proves that even as late as the 1930s people were still living in appalling conditions in Bristol.

A talk by Mike Hooper of Avon Local History and Archaeology

Wed 15 Jan 2020 7.30 pm
Zion Church
Woodend Road

All welcome. Entry £4

Free to members, annual subscription £15

Includes light refreshments

Emma Kate Dance Academy

posted 3 Jan 2020, 02:42 by Phil Handy   [ updated 3 Jan 2020, 02:43 ]

The Emma Kate Dance Academy 
Coalpit Heath branch

Wednesdays | Term Time Only 
4-4:45pm | Ages 4-6 | Street Dance
4:45-5:30pm | Ages 7-11 | Street Dance 

Special introductory trial offer - 3 classes for £10. 
*Must book in advance.

Venue: The Manor Hall, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2TG

Contact Miss Emma at:


South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group Talk - January 2020

posted 31 Dec 2019, 03:55 by Phil Handy   [ updated 31 Dec 2019, 03:56 ]

Boy to Man in the Somerset Coalfield

A talk by Bryn Hawkins

Weds 22 January 2020 at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start

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

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society December 2019

posted 30 Nov 2019, 07:50 by Phil Handy

“An Utterly Good Man –The life of F. D. Maurice” 

Frederick Denison Maurice was an academic, Victorian vicar and author, who established colleges for the education of both women and men, believed that capitalism was rooted in greed and helped to give legal status to co-operative bodies such as working men’s associations. He was a member of the Royal Commission discussing the Acts of law which gave police the right to arrest prostitutes, forcibly medically examine them and confine them in a lock up hospital.

"Professor Maurice remained firmly and conscientiously opposed to the Acts to the very last." Close, Francis (1872).

A talk by Alan Freke of Frenchay Museum

Wed 11 Dec 2019 7.30 pm

ZionChurch, Woodend Road

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

Includes light refreshments

Dick King-Smith Website

posted 24 Nov 2019, 06:39 by Phil Handy   [ updated 24 Nov 2019, 06:41 ]

The theme for this year’s Scarecrow Trail was characters from the stories of Dick King-Smith.

The official Dick King-Smith website now has an article recognising the creativity which so many people brought to their scarecrows.

WADCA Christmas Dinners

posted 20 Nov 2019, 07:35 by Phil Handy   [ updated 20 Nov 2019, 07:36 ]

WADCA are going to cook full traditional Christmas Dinners for local people who would like some company on Christmas Day.  

Carols Around the Tree

posted 20 Nov 2019, 07:27 by Phil Handy   [ updated 20 Nov 2019, 07:27 ]

Carols Around the Tree

Friday 29th November 5 – 6.30pm

Brockeridge Centre



The Parish Council would like to invite you and your family to come and join us at the Brockeridge Centre on Friday the 29th November at 5pm for Carols around the tree.  The Christmas lights will be turned on and you are invited to join in with a glass of mulled wine and a few tasty nibbles. There is a fun Christmas quiz to test your Christmas knowledge.

Please come and enjoy this festive event, all are welcome.

Supported Lodgings Hosts

posted 20 Nov 2019, 06:42 by Phil Handy   [ updated 20 Nov 2019, 07:16 ]

Supported Lodgings is a scheme run by 1625 Independent People for South Glos council. It involves hosting a 16-25 year old who is in Education, Employment and Training and helping them towards independence. 

We are looking for people who live in South Glos who have a spare room which they might be willing to host a young person in for 6 months to 2 years. You would be paid a weekly allowance of £160 plus £15 for the young person and would be expected to supported the young person with things like budgeting/ cooking/ general household skills on the young person’s journey to independence. 

The profile of a young person we are accepting for the scheme is young people who are already in Education, Employment and Training and who have lower support needs (i.e. no serious ill mental health, no history of substance misuse) as we feel that these young people will benefit most from the home environment and we are not expecting hosts to be support workers.
Support for the hosts is provided by 1625ip's Supported Lodgings Coordinator. Hosts are supported to build a trusting relationship with the young person, set and maintain positive boundaries, and encourage young people to claim their independence. There is no expectation to quit your day job, all we ask is that you are willing to  provide a safe space and a room. Owning your own home is not a requirement, although you will need to get the agreement of your accommodation provider/ landlord to offer the space.
For more information, please see the job advert on Voscur which has further info, including how to apply to be a host. If you would like any further information about Supported Lodgings and how it works then please contact Duncan on 0117 969 5763 or email

Manor Hall - A Christmas Cracker

posted 20 Nov 2019, 04:50 by Phil Handy   [ updated 20 Nov 2019, 04:51 ]

Manor Hall, Sunday 1st December, 2:30pm-5:30pm

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