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April 2021

This month: Page 6 Kingsgate Park Yate Local pubs, cafes and restaurants Tel 01454 774061 or Email theboundaryonline@gmail.com


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Simply Gardens Tree Surgery and Landscape Management Planting and Soft Landscaping Removal of Dangerous Trees Reductions and Thinning Pruning and Shaping Felling and Removals

Jungle Clearances Log/Firewood Sales Hedge and Shrub Work Stump Removal Contract Mowing

Fully Qualified and Insured Staff, Offering a Prompt and Efficient Service whether on a Personal or a Commercial Basis. Free Quotations and Advice.

Tel: 01454 232950

Web: www.simplygardens.org.uk Email: simplygardens.info@googlemail.com Tel 01454 774061 or Email theboundaryonline@gmail.com


WELCOME TO THE BOUNDARY! Dear Reader, Let’s hope positive news continues with customerfacing businesses reopening. Great to hear about a local business expanding too—read about Trashman Clearance news which is on page 20. I wish everyone a safe month. All the best, Angie

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Front cover: Photo thanks to Friends of Kingsgate Park


06 Community News and What’s On (and also pages 8, 32, 36 ) 09 Feature by Dolmans Chartered Accountants 10 Farm Tales with Jacks and William 15 Advertiser Feature, Simpson Solicitors 16/17 Advertiser Feature Goldney House Wellness Centre 18 Chipping Sodbury Town Lands Charity 24 Sodbury and Yate Business Association 28 Jutta Animal Rescue news 34 Crossword 38 Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club 39 Rocco the Rock Star Books 40 Wordsearch 42 Index and puzzle solution

TAKEAWAY FOOD / OFFERS / VOUCHERS ETC (terms and conditions apply) 03 A Nichols Countrystore 07 The Acorn Cafe 11 PJ Bryer 13 Sobey’s School of Spanish 14 Jakey Graupner Music Tuition 14 Tim J Seymour, The Profit Coach 21 Simpson Solicitors Centre: The Bodkin 25 Beaufort Arms 40 The Major’s Retreat 43 Harmony Blinds

We are running and adhering to social distancing and government guidance. If you would like help to get to hospital/GP/ dentist appointments please give us a call. We can also help get you to the hairdressers and local shops. If you do have any concerns please get in touch we can also share our current procedures with you so you know what to expect when travelling.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Information Boards in situ at Kingsgate Park Friends of Kingsgate Park and Yate Town Council are pleased to announce we now have information boards placed in the park. One depicts the wildfowl that use our lake and the other shows some of the many trees there, which can be identified by their bark and leaves. After talking to visitors at our last Yate Rocks Festival 2018 and users to our park we were asked to have information for users to recognise the wildfowl and trees. We set about raising money to provide these and received grants from Area Wide Grants of South Gloucestershire, profits from the sale of bird seed to feed the wildfowl on the lake. Many thanks to those who helped us to provide the information for these boards, the late Harry Lane who provided the history and map of the park, to Paul Hulbert, Tim Fairhead, Sue Bruten and David Hardill of Yate Heritage Centre. We have received feedback that this has been a good idea and have received further requests for other information boards!

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The Acorn Cafe


Oakley Green Garden Centre

Westerleigh Hill Road, Westerleigh, Bristol BS37 8QZ To book in or for any enquires please call us on 0117 9109464 between the working hours.

We are open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm for Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea. Takeaway or free delivery in postcodes BS36 BS37 BS16 BS15 BS30.

Walkers and Cyclists, we can cater for your takeaways We’d like to thank you all for your continued support these past few months, and hope everything will return back to some what normal over these upcoming weeks.

Bookings now being taken for Good Friday 2 April and Easter weekend Outdoor dining will be available from Monday April 12, when customers can meet in a group of up to six people from different households; a maximum of two households can meet to form a group of any size Now available to order: Boxed cakes, all at £12.95 per box: Brownies (mini eggs/honeycomb/maltesers/jelly babies/caramel nibbles and more...) Peanut butter crunch (vegan) • Various cupcakes Tiffin (wheat free and gluten free) Belgium chocolate covered flapjacks

Traditional Cream teas available Mixed cake boxes available

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Carers supporting carers


Do you look after someone? Or perhaps you know someone who does? Families often provide crucial care for someone who couldn’t manage without their help. If you look after someone, you might find yourself going round and round in circles fighting for services. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused, particularly if you are new to caring, or your caring situation has changed. Everyone’s caring situation is different, but sometimes it can help to talk to someone who has been in a similar situation. You may be new to caring and simply don’t know what support is available. Or perhaps something has changed and you are having to tackle a new set of challenges, from incontinence, dementia, or balancing caring with work. Local charity, Carers Support Centre, is offering a service to link carers up with a trained mentor who is also a carer (or former carer) in a similar caring situation. Your mentor will share their own experience and help you understand what support is available. You could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. To find out more or for an informal chat about mentoring, contact Judy Porter at Carers Support Centre: JudyP@carerssupportcentre.org.uk 07591 401 129 www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Dodington Allotment Association . We welcome new comers to a life on the Allotment . We are situated near Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve. Please call the letting officer. Mr. Robert Lewis Tel. 01454 885678 or Email. Letting.officer@virginmedia.com

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Dolman’s Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors The Mews, Hounds Rd, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6EE 01454 649249 phillipdolman@dolmans.co www.dolmans.co 09 Tel 01454 774061 or Email09theboundaryonline@gmail.com


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Check out our brand new website with photo gallery

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Established teacher of Guitars, Mandolin, Electric Bass, Ukulele. All ages Based on the Ridge, Yate 12 years teaching in South Glos schools Treat your partner or a loved one to the gift of lessons. Call for details and/or a free taster. Online lessons

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Goldney House Wellness Centre, First floor, 59 Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AS

Your wellness should be the centre of everything & OUR Wellness centre is here for you!

Diabe c foot care service Ingrown nail service Rebecca Clark BSc Dip CFHP MPSPrac Tel 07590 683182 or 01454 321555

Nail reconstrucon service available

Corn & callus removal Verruca advice + treatment Medical pedicures available


Diabec socks, creams and anfungal soluons

The Foot Clinic, now in two locations. Still in Yate, at Shireway Community Centre BS37 6YS. Plus now clinics will be running from Goldney House, Chipping Sodbury as well. Please ask when contacting us for more details

Specialising in helping with Anxiety & Self Esteem

Caroline Smith McLean


‘I started seeing Caroline virtually (during lockdown) to help me with anxiety, depression and panic attacks triggered by lockdown and the various pressures arising from the Covid situation. It has been amazingly effective! My anxiety and panic are now under my control (and if they flare up I know how to help myself regain control).’ Louise Fenner YTT200 Yoga Teacher Discover yoga. Discover You. Healthy body, clear mind, peaceful spirit Contact: 07786 088558 louise.fenner2@virginmedia.com facebook: Discover Yoga. Discover You.

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Kim Whitlock Alchemy Belle Aesthetics Nurse led clinic for dermal fillers, wrinkle smoothing, fat dissolving injections, cryofreeze lesion removal, million dollar facials, dermaplane, micro needling, miracle mask, vitamin and hayfever injections. Follow on FB and IG for offers and price list. Contact 07545 334040

Outdoor seating on our beautiful rooftop terrace available for Cottage Bakery coming soon when Government Guidelines allow. Outdoor eating changes from 12th April, more information on days/hours please enquire.

Goldney House Wellness Centre, First floor, 59 Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AS

Your wellness should be the centre of everything & OUR Wellness centre is here for you!

Becky - Foot care practitioner Rebecca ClarkCFHP MPSPract www.thefootclinicbristol.co.uk Contact: 07590 683182

Caroline - Solutions Focused Hypnotherapy Caroline Smith Mclean www.carolinesmithmclean hypnotherapy.com * DSFH*AfSFH Contact: 07843 010421

Laura - Yoga & Pilates instructor Studio classes, small groups, one to one, rehabilitation. lauralouyogaandpilates.com Contact: lauralouyogaandpilates @hotmail.com 07555 760719

Niki Reflexology, Indian Head Massage (inc. back neck and shoulders) Facial Acupressure and Reiki Choose one or a mix up of therapies to support and balance your body and mind restoring its natural systems. Relieve and sooth physical and emotional pain or discomfort, ease stress and anxiety and learn some self-care tips. Niki Blake MAR www.tranquilsole reflexology.co.uk Contact: 07733 242 345

Bev Nicholls - Various Treatments Including CEll Sculpting (Fat Removal/Skin Tightening/ Cellulite Reduction for Face & Body), Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Chemical Peels, Mesotherapy (Face, Lip & Eye enhancements), LED Light Therapy, Ice Globe massage, along with Body Massage & Reflexology. bev@pureskintherapies.com Contact: 07976 697199

Many events and services now available online please follow us on facebook for updates Room hire both for therapist, business events and meetings is available. There is also a beautiful roof terrace that can be hired together or separate to the indoor spaces. Members club now available with many benefits and events, many can continue to be run online

Weekly guided relaxation classes • Weekly Yogatone classes with Faith

All events must be booked due to covid restrictions please contact email: info@goldneyhouse.com or Phone: 07590683182 Contact us to find out more and to book treatments: Tel 07590 683182 Email info@goldneyhouse.com, or visit www.goldneyhouse.co.uk

All About Mi Raise Money For Breast Cancer With restrictions still meaning that beauty salons are unable to open until mid April, MarieLouise Coster, owner of All About Mi in Chipping Sodbury, decided to put March to good use by running 100km for Breast Cancer Now to raise money for the charity. ‘I am by no means a natural runner’ said Marie-Louise, ‘and I am unlikely to ever run again! But this is a cause very close to me heart. I am not sure there is anyone in the country whose life has not been affected by cancer, either through their own experience or that of a loved one. I lost my Nan to breast cancer 21 years ago and have spent the last 21 years raising money and volunteering for various cancer charities. I had my own scare a couple of years after my daughter was born, which thankfully was just a scare. But I have had many clients who have battled breast cancer and are fighting it now and I wanted to do something positive as they have all inspired me so much with their courage and strength.’ If you would like to support Marie-Louise's fund raiser, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marie-louise-coster-100k

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Coming up at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall A Band Called Malice 
 The Definitive tribute to The Jam

16th July 2021 - 7:30pm Critically acclaimed as one of the finest tributes in the UK. 
 Full of energy and dedicated to recreating the authentic sound of The Jam, this is one night you won’t want to miss. They sold out in 2019 and are set to do the same this time around!

 The Greatest Hits Show

23rd Sep 2021 - 8:00pm “Could it be magic?” Yes it could! This highly acclaimed tribute to Take That returns to Chipping Sodbury Town Hall with their high octane show. Playing all the hits from the 90’s to today, this event is a must for any Take That fan and will have you on the dance floor from start to finish! Back by popular demand!

La Voix 
 Plus her fabulous LIVE band!

1st Oct 2021 - 8:00pm Star of Ab Fab The Movie and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, larger than life La Voix returns to Chipping Sodbury with a brand new show to dazzle audiences with her incredible voice, natural wit and hilarious impersonations. Combining the voice of Shirley Bassey with the glamour of Danny La Rue, this evening of frills, frocks and fun is one not to be missed!

Las Vegas Live!
 Featuring the Rat Pack and Marilyn Monroe

30th Oct 2021 - 7:30pm This official UK Tribute show comes direct from London’s Leicester Square Theatre and lands in Chipping Sodbury for 1 night only! This incredible cast amazes audiences with it’s re-creation of the music of Sinatra, Martin and Davis in a fabulous show PLUS the cast is joined on stage by an iconic Marilyn Monroe tribute. This show includes: My Way, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Amore, Come Fly With Me, Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend and many more!

Find out more and book tickets online


OUR COVID-19 PROMISE: If an event is rescheduled and you can’t make the new date, we provide a full refund including booking fees so that you can book with total peace of mind!

Trashman Clearance — Welcome to the Treasure Dome! Since returning from Australia and setting up Trashman Clearance the

world has been thrown into a global pandemic and as a new business we were faced with challenges that we certainly had not planned for when we set out. Our clearance, downsizing and decluttering work has gone from strength to strength but with all non essential retail closed for pretty much most of the year since March 2020 we had few outlets and needed to rethink how we were selling.

In late 2020 we lost our business storage and suddenly had to find alternative premises which certainly wasn't in the plan, however they say that when one door closes another one opens and after a few disappointments fate took us to Wickwar and the Old Brewery building on Station Road. We fell in love with the premises and its potential for us to open a direct to the customer retail outlet and so the idea for Trashman Treasures was born. We are now in the process of fitting out and in line with our goals to reduce waste and operate sustainably we are using reclaimed materials and discarded paint for all renovations to create what we believe will be a truly individual retail experience. We are planning to open to customers on Friday 16th April subject to lifting of restrictions and there will be an ever changing stock of pre-loved Vintage, mid century and modern treasures for sale. We think we are something different and hope our customers will too - come along and see for yourself - Welcome to the Treasure Dome! Opening times will be Friday - Monday 9am - 5pm (open other days by appointment). Please contact Ian (07432 568193) or Sue ( 07432 568216) or email ian@trashmanclearance.com. (regular advert below) Ian & Sue

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Coronation Street Actress’s Arrest for Kidnapping Gran from Care Home.

That is a shocking headline no one would have predicted a year ago. So much has changed. It is not just masks and Zoom. Many families have seen the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney (known as LPAs). The problem was that the actress’s 97 year old grandmother did not have a Health and Welfare LPA in place. So the family had not been able to see her for a year. Leaving her distressed. If she had an LPA when she had her mental capacity, she could have appointed her daughter to speak up for her and make key decisions that she would want; in this particular case they felt it was best for her to be cared for at home (as her daughter was a retired nurse). The news story highlighted that without LPAs in place families can feel shut out and powerless to help those they love. The Government is concerned that families do not have LPAs in place and has launched a campaign to raise awareness together with research showing:

Georgina Causon

72% of people were wrong. They thought their husband or wife or next of kin would have final say on medical treatment decisions if they lost mental capacity. Instead they need to be appointed in a Health & Welfare LPA. Lockdowns and Shielding have also highlighted the problem that people who cannot get out should put a Property & Finance LPA in place to formally authorise those they trust to manage a bank account, collect a pension or pay bills. 73% of people were wrong. They thought if they had a joint bank account and one of them could not make their own decisions, the other could legally make decisions for them both. Instead it takes a Property and Finance LPA to give the legal authority needed. Legal Advisor Georgina Causon says “The advisors at Simpson Solicitors in Chipping Sodbury have been designated as key workers, and so we remain open to help put these essential documents in place. We offer Telephone Meetings, Zoom, Office Meeting or Home Visits – whatever suits you best. Just call 01454 322 722 to book a FREE review meeting. Don’t leave it too late! Contact local experts Simpson Solicitors to find our more. Mention The Boundary to receive 20% off the full price.

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Sodbury & Yate Business Association

By supporting a local business, you are supporting local people. These companies are part of the Sodbury & Yate Business Association. For more information please visit: www.sodburyandyate.biz

If you own a business and are looking to join a local group that share ideas, collaborate and support each other, then please get in touch: enquiries@sodburyandyate.biz

Each month we highlight two SYBA member businesses:

 GR Auto Services is a family-run garage that

has been operating for 30 years in Yate. We offer servicing, repairs and MOTs to cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. GR Autos offer a comprehensive repair service. From welding to windscreen washers, and clutches to cam-belts. If your car malfunctions, we can repair it. Customer service is an important factor when choosing a garage and we are members of the Good Garage Scheme, accredited by Which Trusted Trader and Trust My Garage independently verified reviews can be found on their websites. We have also been given the ARI Fleet Masterserve award for over 15 years of exceptional service to the Masterserve network.

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We support people to remain independent in their own homes. Adorno’s team of companions make clients’ lives brighter through providing consistent and high quality support. They assist your loved ones to achieve daily tasks, fulfil personal goals and to live as independently as possible. From leisure activities to hospital appointments, day trips, cooking and organising bills, Adorno Companions will work with you to maintain confidence and independence. Whether it’s shopping or a cup of tea and a chat. Adorno will help your loved ones feel happy and supported whilst remaining independent.

Contact 01454 320196 24 North Road Yate Bristol BS37 7PA www.grautoservices.co.uk 700115 24 Please mention the Boundary when responding07988 to adverts.

No painting or repairs for 25 years? It must be a ColourFence!

Guaranteed not to warp, crack, shrink, rot or peel With the warmer weather arriving, there’s always plenty to do in the garden. However, with ColourFence, one of the most tedious, timeconsuming jobs disappears overnight. Not just for 2021 b ut for the next 25 years! That’s because there’s no need to paint or repair ColourFence. It’s guaranteed not to warp, crack, shrink, rot or peel for the next 25 years. Making it one of the world’s best maintenance-free fences. And, unlike other fences, ColourFence can withstand wind speeds of up to 130mph. There’s a choice of colours to harmonise and enhance your garden’s design. You’ll find our prices surprisingly competitive too. To see the full product range, call us today and find out why it makes sense to choose ColourFence.




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COMMUNITY NEWS CHIPPING SODBURY TOWN LANDS CHARITY Town Hall, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire BS37 6AD Telephone & Fax: Chipping Sodbury (01454) 852223 (Clerk) Manager/Booking Enquiries (01454) 852222 management@chippingsodburytownhall.co.uk

GRANTS Chipping Sodbury Town Lands Charity exists for the benefit of the Parishioners of Sodbury. Under the terms of its Trust Deed and in accordance with the Charity’s objectives. The Trustees will consider Grant applications for Relief of Need Promoting the education of pupils at Chipping Sodbury Schools Providing and maintaining facilities for education (including further education) of persons residing in the Parish of Sodbury Providing and maintaining facilities for recreation and leisure time occupation Promoting any charitable purpose for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Sodbury This may include any individual, club or body from within the Parish of Sodbury If you feel that Chipping Sodbury Town Lands Charity can assist you, please write to the Clerk to the Trustees, in confidence, at the address listed below for further information. Each application is individually considered by the Trustees, in confidence, and the decision is at their discretion. The Trustees’ role is to supplement, not replace, help available from statutory sources. Request for items which should be provided by the public authorities out of state funds cannot be considered by the Trustees. Mrs N Gideon - Clerk to the Trustees Chipping Sodbury Town Lands Charity Town Hall, 57-59 Broad Street CHIPPING SODBURY South Glos. BS37 6AD Email: nicola.gideon@chippingsodburytownhall.co.uk Registered Charity No. 236364 www.chippingsodburytownhall.co.uk

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South Gloucestershire is their home and South Gloucestershire is where they need to be. YOU can help. Become a foster carer for South Gloucestershire Council and you will be helping local children and young people stay within their community. This means they can go to the same school, see their friends and spend time with their family if it is safe to do so. You could be just what they need. Call us today on  01454 866423 for an informal chat or email  fostering@southglos.gov.uk to find out more about fostering for South Gloucestershire Council.


Animal Rescue with Jutta Shelter in Crete In February and March magazines we featured Jutta Shelter, which rescues and takes care of around 100 abused, abandoned stray dogs and cats on the Island of Crete.. The Shelter also feeds and provides medical care to stray animals in Lerapetra. It is run by its founder, Ioannis, pictured left, who has been involved in animal welfare for over 20 years. Shelter volunteer Valentina, pictured, also helps feed and look after local strays. Some have already been safely rehomed in the newly constructed cat enclosure. If you use Youtube, the Shelter has their own channel featuring rescue videos and also videos of the day to day care of the animals. www.youtube.com/c/JuttaShelter

For an animal lover it is hard to see abandoned and injured animals but once they are in the care of Ioannis and Valentina and the local vet they are given the best chance of recovery and a safe and happy life. The pandemic has restricted the opportunity for volunteers and potential adopters to visit so the Shelter’s supporters have been offering to sponsor a dog or a cat to help with the huge running costs, as the Shelter relies solely on donations. I am very pleased to sponsor Rosa (top) and Rena, Rosa’s mother, Tika was already pregnant when rescued from an illegal puppy breeder. She gave birth to this very cute girl, and they live together by the house amongst other small doggy friends. (The breeder was later fined and faced court proceedings).


Rena was named by one of the Shelter followers, after the famous Greek movie star Rena Vlachopoulou. She and her puppies lived in squalid conditions in a derelict house with an elderly hunter that was taken to hospital. By the time Ioannis was RENA called to save them, she had been with no food for a week and nursing. She was skin and bones and very scared. She is a very good mother, her puppies are growing up and she is more confident and friendly now. There are videos of Rena’s rescue on the Shelter channel which Ioannis and Valentina carried out under very difficult conditions. Over the next few weeks I am compiling a digital cookbook with recipes from Shelter supporters around the world, which we will be sending out online as a free download to publicise the Shelter. Do you have a favourite easy bake recipe you would like to share? Please email theboundaryonline@gmail.com All contributions very welcome. Thanks Angie mention the Boundary when responding to adverts. 28 Please

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COMMUNITY NEWS Purple for Polio Some wonderful displays of purple crocuses have sprung up in both Yate and Chipping Sodbury. These have been planted by Rotary Clubs not only here, but all over the country, to remind us that the vicious disease of polio is still endemic in two countries of the world, and while it still exists, the danger of a resurgence is ever present. Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system. Our children are vaccinated against polio as a matter of course, and now very few people in UK know anything about the disease. Rotary International is a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and in 35 years we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Now we fight to make sure that vaccinations worldwide continue……

Friends of Kingsgate Park Easter Bonnet Competition 2021 – March 1st 2021 Friends of Kingsgate Park are again this year running a virtual Easter Bonnet Competition. We were delighted last year seeing all the Easter Bonnets the children had created making the competition a huge success. We are looking forward to seeing the children’s’ imaginations run wild again. The Mayor of Yate and representatives of Friends of Kingsgate Park will judge the entries with fabulous Easter prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd place and everyone receiving an Easter Egg (supplies permitting!) The closing date is April 5th 2021 5pm.

Please send in photos by messenger to the above Facebook page with child’s name, age, contact details and that you agree to their photo being published on the page and used to advertise the event.

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The Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club and the Yellow Submarine One of our members recently came across a photo of two captured German U boats, moored outside of the Bristol Hippodrome, dating from 1918. It’s true, the camera doesn’t lie (see photo). This goes back to the time when that part of the River Frome in Bristol was still open. Any photo of the mighty River Frome still open is enough to make any Yachtie quite emotional, as it remains our aim to see the River Frome opened up through to Bristol Docks, enabling us to sail from Chipping Sodbury directly to the Bristol Channel. It reminded me of the time that the Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club built a Yellow Submarine, which was first unveiled in the annual parade during carnival week. On this occasion, the Yellow Submarine was joined on the float by the Yate Rocks Lighthouse (pictured), which the club had built the year before. The appearance of the Yellow Submarine in the carnival parade was very successful, and the watching crowds loved it. After the carnival, the Yachties returned the Yellow Submarine to its dry dock. Then something amazing happened, as, seemingly under its own steam, the Yellow Submarine surfaced at Tanhouse Lake, Yate Rocks, the Yachties receiving a call alerting them to the sudden appearance of it at Tanhouse! Some Yachties are pictured with the submarine, all amazed at how the submarine made it from Chipping Sodbury to Tanhouse Lake without being seen. The explanation expressed was that it had travelled through some little known culverts, seeking out the deep waters of Tanhouse. The legend of the Yellow Submarine lives on, for having returned it to its dry dock in Chipping Sodbury, the next day, Chief Marine Engineer Bruce Hosie and some Yachties were about to carry out some maintenance, when, to their shock, they found that the Yellow Submarine had disappeared, and despite a search of the culverts and underground springs, it has never been seen since. It is suspected that the Yellow Submarine made its way from Chipping Sodbury, down the River Frome, through Frampton Cotterell, going underground at Cabot Circus, resurfacing at Quay Steps at The Centre. It then headed down the River Avon, into the Bristol Channel from where it made its way to its spiritual home of Liverpool, where it probably remains, today! Bunny Groves, Secretary General.


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The Rocco the Rock Star Easy Reader Children's Book Series makes a unique gift for dog loving kids. These beautifully illustrated books which have been lovingly developed to tell great stories in a way that children are able to read and enjoy by themselves as they use easy vocabulary and engaging illustrations. Having said that, many adults may well enjoy reading these heart-warming, happy and kind stories with their young children as they are great fun! Get your paws down to Artingstalls Butchers in Chipping Sodbury- local stockists of Rocco the Rock Star kids books.


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Boundary Magazine April 2021  

A free local community magazine for Yate and Chipping Sodbury

Boundary Magazine April 2021  

A free local community magazine for Yate and Chipping Sodbury