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 Gill Wilding from her trip to London to receive her very prestigious Points of Light award from Teresa May at 10 Downing Street. This award was in recognition of her 31 years dedicated voluntary service with the Friends for Parents initiative that supports parents of sick children at the Children’s Hospital. We are all very proud of her and our leader Ann gave her our very own Points of Light award on behalf of Horfield Families!

 


 

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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May 9th 2018

May 10, 2018

On Wednesday evening it was our turn to host the annual Deanery Quiz with St Peter’s Church and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Everyone said they really enjoyed it and it was with great pleasure that we handed the cup to this year’s winners - the Church of the Good Shepherd. Thank you to all our members for the excellent supply of cakes which added to the success of the evening.

   

  

   



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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.

 



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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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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!