Wednesday July 10th 2019

July 14, 2019

We held our AGM on Wednesday evening kindly chaired for us this year by the Rev Hilary Blancharde. She gave us a very interesting insight into the changes taking place in the Parish Church and Ann gave her report on all events that have taken place over the past HFG year. We finished as usual with wine and nibbles.



Wednesday June 10th 2019

June 14, 2019

Last Wednesday was our annual garden/outdoor visit and of course we had the usual rain! However, despite that it was very enjoyable and a lovely lady called Marion, ably assisted by Maxine gave us a fascinating guided tour entitled ‘The Ceremonial Way’. I know that several of us will be making a return visit as there is a lot more to see and when the weather is a bit more conducive!


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May 8th 2019

May 11, 2019
Christine Power very kindly came all the way from Portishead to take us in a line dancing session on Wednesday evening. I’m sure I speak for us all when I say how much we enjoyed it, and I think Christine kept it quite simple and straightforward for those of us who do not do line dancing very often; if at all. We also welcomed eight visitors who came to take part on Wednesday; it was lovely to see you all.


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April 10th 2019

April 11, 2019

Last night we were privileged to welcome Jackie Franklin to our group to share the experiences of her and her husband John as foster parents for 35 years before retiring.  Jackie and John were honoured to each receive an MBE from the Queen 3 years ago after caring for over 100 babies during that time.

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April 1st

April 5, 2019
On Monday evening the Church of the Good Shepherd welcomed us to the annual Deanery Quiz. A good time was had by all and the cup was won by the Church of the Good Shepherd youth team, with one of our teams coming a close second followed by our other team coming third. Many thanks go to our hosts for the lovely cakes we enjoyed at half time.
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March 13th 2019

March 16, 2019

Christine Lindop gave us a talk on Wednesday with the intriguing title of 'Parrots, Pistols and Philanthropy’ which was about the extraordinary life of Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly. She had a fascinating life and had followed her husband in the Second World War to Egypt and many other countries. Later in life she was the founder of Book Aid which Christine herself supports and she gives her talks to raise money for this worthwhile charity.

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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!




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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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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!