WHITCHURCH LIBRARY HISTORY DAY

Whitchurch Library will be holding a History Day on Saturday November 16th from 10.00 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for local people to come along and talk to experts about three particular aspects of history.

The Whitchurch Local History Society will have representatives on hand to talk about, and answer questions on, the history of the area as well as displaying various pictures and documents from its archive.

Peter Insole from Bristol City Council will be presenting a practical demonstration of the historic mapping project Know Your Place West of England and also showing people how to use it themselves on the library’s computers. This is one of the most valuable historic history research tools to have emerged in recent years – and from its Bristol origins is now spreading throughout the West Country with interest also being shown throughout Britain.

Members of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society will be present to answer questions and giving advice about researching your ancestors and where they came from. A number of useful leaflets will be freely available for people to take with them.

Whitchurch Library is a few steps from the ASDA store.

‘COMMUNITY CLEAN UP’

Please come and join members of

Whitchurch Village Council 

clean up our Village 

ON SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2019 from 10.00.a.m. – 12.00.noon 

Meet at Whitchurch Community Centre

Light refreshments will be served after

All welcome!! 

Whitchurch Village ‘Have a Field Day 2019’

‘Have a Field Day’ was held at the Village Play Park on Saturday 13th July as part of a nationwide celebration of local green spaces.  It was a dry warm day and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves, on the bouncy castle, playing games, having their faces painted, having picnics, as well as using the play equipment. 

The races, organised by Matt, from Whitchurch Village Council, were as usual a real favourite and lots of fun was had by the participants, young and old. 

.This year, donations collected on the day of £83.00 will be forwarded to Mind, thank you to all those who donated. 

 WVC would also like to thank Caroline, from the Whitchurch United Reformed Church Knit & Natter group, who laid out a lovely display of knitted and crocheted bunting, flowers etc. which helped make the park look colourful. 

This is an annual event organised by Whitchurch Village Council, with all the facilities completely free of charge to the public…….so do look out for details on the website early in 2020.

 

Whitchurch Village Fete will no longer continue

Sadly, after much discussion, it has been decided that, for various reasons, the annual Whitchurch Village Fete will no longer continue.

This was a difficult decision for the Fete Committee to make, having held yet another successful event on the Fete’s 41st birthday in 2018; but with increasing Health & Safety considerations and fewer volunteers (not to mention the fact that those on the Committee are unfortunately not getting any younger!), it was felt that it was time for the Fete, in its traditional format, to come to an end.

Since it started in 1977, when a small event was held to present souvenir plates to village children under sixteen years old to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, it has provided an enjoyable August Bank Holiday community event, attended some years by around 3,000 people and has raised thousands of pounds for local charities and organisations. A variety of stalls were on offer, with entertainment in the arena, popular Dog Shows and Horse Shows and flowers, vegetables, crafts etc. in the marquee, as well as bar, refreshment tent and children’s games and sports. Celebrities gave their time to officially open the Fete – from BBC’s presenter, Alex Lovell to Peter Rabbit and even a Minion! Barn dances and car boot sales were also enjoyed by many over the Bank Holiday weekends.

The Committee would like to thank everyone who has been involved and supported the Fete in one way or another over all the years.

WHITCHURCH—NEW BOOK!!

Whitchurch Local History Society has just published this illustrated 56-page A4 size book which is the 3rd volume of ‘memories of Whitchurch life’ contributed by residents.

It costs £5.00 and copies are available by contacting:-

Keith (01275 541512), Sue (01275 834677) or  Geoff (01275 830869)