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.





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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Wednesday July 12th

July 13, 2017

Last night we held our AGM which Father John kindly chaired for us. This was quite a sad occasion as he is retiring this year so it will be the last time that he chairs the Horfield Families AGM. We wish him and his family all the very best for the future and many happy years in retirement.

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Wednesday June 14th

June 15, 2017

On a lovely sunny June evening, twenty four of us (including Cathy’s grand-daughter) went on a visit to the Kingswood Heritage Museum. Not many of us had even heard of this museum before and thanks to the three volunteers who made us really welcome, we had a very interesting evening. The museum contains many artefacts from Kingswood, Warmley and surrounding areas and is well worth a return visit as there is so much to see.



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Wednesday May 10th

May 12, 2017

Horfield Families very own handbell ringing team the Decibells, played a varied selection of music on Wednesday including the Can Can and Pomp and Circumstance. Several brave members of the audience agree to have a go half way through and proved themselves to be very capable novice handbell ringers too! At the end of the performance Carole presented Gill with a donation from the Decibells to Friends for Parents. This was money raised by them over the past year from various performances as the...

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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!