February 13th 2019

February 14, 2019

We again welcomed Julia and Richard Morgan who gave us an entertaining evening of Kurling. We always enjoy this activity and last night was no exception when six teams of four took up the challenge. The eventual winners were Ann and Bryan Plaister, Judy Lee and Celia Wells – congratulations to them!




January 9th 2019

January 12, 2019

We started off 2019 in energetic fashion when Louisa Dunford came to take us in a Keep Fit session. Some of us already belong to one of Louisa’s classes and I think after Wednesday evening several more of us will join too. Thank you to Louisa for such an enjoyable evening.



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December 12th

December 15, 2018

This year our Christmas meeting was slightly different in that we had our own in-house entertainment in the form of a five minute Christmas panto (Cinderella), which was performed by the committee (plus a variety of  wigs). This was followed by a Christmas quiz, mulled wine and mince pies and the evening finished with a performance of an alternative version of the Christmas Alphabet also performed by the committee plus Judy Lee and Gill Wilding. 


We also collected two very full hampers for ...

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December 7th

December 15, 2018

On the evening of December 7th, 14 of us went to the Inn on the Green in Horfield for our annual Christmas meal. It was a very good meal enjoyed by us all despite it being quite noisy in the pub (and not all from the Horfield Families contingent!)

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November 24th

November 28, 2018

On Saturday 39 of us set off to Exeter at 9am for our annual Christmas shopping trip. We had a very smooth uneventful journey although it took over half an hour to actually arrive in Exeter town centre due to the volume of traffic. It was a good day despite the weather and everyone enjoyed the large variety of shops and also the Cathedral and Museum.


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November 14th

November 17, 2018

On Wednesday evening this week, Tim Mayo gave us a talk and demonstration entitled ‘Nothing like a Dame’ which was a fascinating insight into the world of Pantomime Dames. Tim has been in many Pantos over the years playing the Dame although in Cinderella he is usually an Ugly Sister. He showed us how he transforms himself into a Dame and also the makeup he uses - with several helpful hints for us all!



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October 10th 2018

October 11, 2018

Unfortunately the ukulele players who were booked to play for us last night were unable to make it. Mrs Jill Sims MBE kindly agreed to come and entertain us by reading some very amusing poems from books that she has collected over the years. She does this to raise funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance and we were very grateful to her for stepping in at the last minute.

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September 12th 2018

September 14, 2018

This was the first meeting of our Horfield Families year when we all meet up again to pay our subs and present a cheque to representatives from our chosen charity for last year. We were very pleased to welcome Lizzie and Cam from the Changing Tunes Charity. Lizzie explained that this charity takes music into prisons to the most vulnerable in society and helps them to feel part of a community and have a feeling of self worth. At present musicians go into 14 prisons and the re-offending rate ha...

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July 11th 2018

July 12, 2018

It was the final meeting of the Horfield Families year last night and we held a very successful AGM despite England playing in the semi-final of the World Cup at the same time. We were so grateful to Father Patrick for chairing our meeting when I’m sure he would have preferred to be at home watching the match on TV – although now we know the outcome, I don’t think he minded in the end. We tried very hard to keep the latest score from him.

The high spot of our evening was welcoming back G...

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June 13th 2018

June 14, 2018

On Wednesday evening 15 of us visited Hanham Court Gardens and I think everyone will agree with me that it was one of the best garden visits that we’ve had in recent years.  We were warmly welcomed by the owners Richard and Julia and also by Danny the events manager. Danny and Julia gave us a very personal tour of the beautiful gardens and we ended the evening with delicious carrot cake and tea/coffee. We’d like to thank them both for a lovely evening and a visit that we would definitely ...

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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!