April 11th 2018

April 12, 2018

Last night was a meeting with a difference when we were badly let down by our planned speaker at the last minute. Two of our members valiantly stepped forward to save the day – Ann Chapman gave a most inspiring talk about her wonderful work at the Children’s Hospice, Charlton Farm and Val Ellis brought along a quiz which she had found in her loft this very week! Our very grateful thanks go to them both.



March 14th 2018

March 16, 2018

John Penny came to Horfield Families on Wednesday evening to show us archive film of Somerset seaside resorts dating back to the 1920’s up to the 1980’s. We all tried very hard to spot ourselves on vintage footage of days out at Clevedon, Weston and even Severn Beach but could not see anyone we knew!




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February 21st 2018

February 26, 2018

On Wednesday evening 19 of us paid a visit to the Müller Museum in Cotham. We were given a very interesting talk about George Müller and his life by Lois McGinley before looking around the Museum. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit and we are very grateful to Lois for giving up her time to make this such a fascinating insight into the history of the Müller’s Homes. 



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January 10th 2018

January 11, 2018

Last night 17 of us really enjoyed a very energetic evening learning Circle Dancing with our very own Val Revell and musical accompanist Roger (Val’s husband). Val also gave us a short history of the ceilidh and barn dancing. We are very grateful to Val and Roger for giving us such an entertaining evening.




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Wednesday December 13th 2017

December 16, 2017

We held our HFG Christmas evening on Wednesday and this year we had a real treat. Celia came with her Folk Group ‘What the Folk’ ably led by Sarah on her magic recorder! We all joined in singing carols and folk songs and I’d like to thank the group for giving us such a wonderful start to our Christmas festivities.



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Friday December 8th 2017

December 10, 2017

Sixteen of us went for our annual Christmas meal on Friday evening to the White Lion pub in Westbury village. After a bit of a slow start we ate a hearty meal which was enjoyed by us all.


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Saturday November 18th 2017

November 22, 2017

Last Saturday 34 of us set off at 8.30 am for a day out at Royal Leamington Spa. We travelled via a scenic route through the Cotswolds although unfortunately we had heavy rain for most of the journey. Everyone however had a very enjoyable day either shopping or looking around Leamington which has a lovely park and also a very interesting museum.

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Wednesday November 8th 2017

November 9, 2017

We were pleased to welcome Maggie Ainley who talked to us about her work in the film and TV industry and showed us several scenes on location in Bath. We were very grateful to her for travelling all the way to us from Portishead having only moved there this week. 




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Wednesday October 11th 2017

October 12, 2017

Sue Haggo very kindly gave up her time to come and give us a most thought-provoking talk about her experiences as a nurse in Afghanistan. It was a real eye opener for us all to hear first hand exactly what it is like for the nurses and Forces personnel in a war zone. Any donations that Sue receives go towards the charity War Child which at present is helping children in Syria.



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Wednesday September 13th 2017

September 14, 2017

Last night was the first meeting of the HFG year when we give a cheque to our chosen charity. This past year we have raised funds of £500 for the Bristol Area Stroke Foundation and were pleased to welcome Emma Collier and Sarah Sparks. They gave us a most enlightening talk about the causes of strokes and the after effects and the ways in which this excellent charity helps stroke survivors.

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About Us

Horfield Families Group is a Bristol-based organisation who get together every second Wednesday evening in the month. We partake in various fun activities, go on visits and raise money for charities. This blog provides updates on our activities. Enjoy!