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December 2013


Greetings from Chipping Sodbury Best Wishes From Kingsgate Park Yate

Fabulous Baker Brother Henry Herbert Shares His Recipe For Slider Burgers On Page 20 Win An Electric Kettle Thanks To The Indesit Factory Graded Shop Yate on Page 22



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Seasons Greetings From The White Hart Team Holiday Opening & Food Hours: Tuesday 24th Dec: 12 - 1opm Wednesday 25th Dec: 11am -1pm Thursday 26th Dec: 12 - 6pm ******* Monday 30th Dec: 12 -10pm Tuesday 31st Dec: 12 -2am Wednesday 1st Jan: 12 – 6pm

Food: 12-2pm & 6-9pm Drinks only Food: 12 -4pm

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Christmas Special: Open Mic Night: Thursday 12th December: Come share your talent or just enjoy listening to others

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WELCOME TO THE BOUNDARY! Dear Reader, I hope you enjoy the cover photos of Sodbury Broad Street and Kingsgate Park, Yate, taken last winter. Please come and say hello at Sodbury Victorian Night, we will be inside the town hall in the evening. With all best compliments of the season,


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06 The Amazing Nando 08 Country Property Feature by Nicola Gowen 10 The Year In Review by Marie-Louise of All About Mi 14 Community News and What’s On (and pages 16,28,44,46,52,60) 20 Henry Herbert of Hobbs House Butchery Recipe 22 Win a Kettle with Indesit Factory Graded Shop 34 Castle Combe Circuit Advertising Feature 36 Christmas Cards Past by Jim Elsworth 38 Crossword and Suduko 39 Bluebird Care Goes Green 40 News from Hogweed Trotters 46 Farm Tails by Lucy and Will 58 Kids Page 62 Index and puzzle solutions

SPECIAL OFFERS AND VOUCHERS ETC (terms and conditions in store) 02 Ridgewood Cleaners Offers 03 Serviceclean Offers 03 White Hart Inn Offers 07 Next Generation Property Solutions Offers 10 All About Mi Offers 12 H J Therapies Offer 15 Slimming World Voucher 16 Reg Woodman Flooring Offer 19 Country Style Supplies Offers 26 Rich McD Photography Offers 35 Castle Combe Circuit Offers 37 Martin Richings £5 Off MOT 41 Mercure Hotel Offers 48 Fresco Fish Market Voucher 52 The Fleece Inn Offer 53 Dan Harford Vauxhall Offers 56 Tracey Barron Photography Offer 63 GR Auto Services Offers

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Nando And The Busy Week Hello everyone! Phew! I've had a busy week...first there was a surprise trip to the oldies, apparently my people sent me there for a few days of R & R. when it all got too much, what with the baby an all. I know how they feel she can be very demanding! I don't really know what R & R stands for...running and rolling? anyway I did lots of that when we went out on lovely long muddy walks he! he! It was on one of those walks that they gave me the title 'hero' I don't really understand that either for as I recall the old wrinkly man fell down a badger hole in the wood and as he was in my way I tried to dig around him. Somehow they seemed to think I was trying to rescue him! people are silly! Then we had lots of visits to see the old wrinkly woman's pony who has been very sick. I've known Doughnut since I was a pup, he's 28 now!, When I was little he stood on my foot, which the old woman said was a good thing (!?) as it gave me a healthy respect for ponies. We're the best of friends now, he even lets me share his carrots, and I'm very happy the old boy is getting better. Apparently the vet man has put him on a 'magic' tablet. Now if I could persuade him to let me have one or two maybe I could avoid a visit to the vet man about my baddie ear! I will try asking him nicely.... Till next time from a very tired but happy Nando!

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Landlords - Act Now And Get Extra Income In 2014 ‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the Letting Department not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…. …With the rental market starting to quieten down for Christmas this is an ideal opportunity to prepare your property ready for marketing in the New Year. Post-Christmas, families and young professionals will be on the move once more looking for their next home and yours could be the one! If you have a property that you are looking at renting out, why not take this opportunity to get your house valued and look into any works that may need doing in order to rent out your property. We offer a no obligation free market appraisal, where one of our agents can offer advice on the potential rental income you are likely to receive. We can also advise on changes that may make your property more attractive to potential tenants and help increase the rental you could achieve. Should your property require some works to be carried out prior to marketing and you are unsure who to trust, you have no need to worry as we have a bank of insured contractors that we can instruct for you. We are able to oversee all aspects of property maintenance for you, no matter how big or small. * I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our landlords and tenants a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you all in 2014.

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The Year In Review By Marie-Louise Coster It has been a wonderful year at All About Mi – the year began with the introduction of some new holistic treatments – namely Thai Herbal Massage, which was something I used to do many years ago when I had my salon in Long Ashton but had yet to introduce it here in Chipping Sodbury, and Indian Head Massage which I had been meaning to learn for the best part of 15 years and has just not got around to. Both of which, I am pleased to report, have become firm favourites with my clients. As the year progressed I was invited to do a demonstration/talk at Beauty UK, a national beauty show, at the NEC to key industry professionals. My articles continued to be printed in Local and National Magazines including the Guild News and as a result I was asked to write guest blogs for, amongst others, Salons Direct – something of which I am particularly proud. 2013 saw the opening of another new training school, this time in Nottingham taking the current total of All About Mi Beauty & Holistic Training Schools to 4. As a result of both my industry and training experience I was asked to design the treatments and training programmes for the international organic skincare company Thea and was appointed as Industry Expert for Habia the Government approved body that sets industry and qualification standards. And as if all of that wasn’t enough excitement for anyone All About Mi was appointed as the FIRST and ONLY Shellac Master Painter Salon in the Yate/Chipping Sodbury and surrounding area. This is a great achievement and the highest accolade that a salon can receive within the nail industry – something else of which I am extremely proud. As a celebration of the year and as a thank you to all of my clients for their support I have put together some really fabulous December offers to help you to relax and unwind during the build-up to Christmas – I hope you find something you like.

12 Treats Of Christmas Thea Organic Facial £48 Full Body Hot Stone Massage £40 Thai Herbal Back Massage £30 Special Occasion Make Up £30 Shellac Pedicure £25 Shellac Manicure £20 Vita Liberata Full Body Tan £20 Reflexology £20 Vinylux Specialist Pedicure £20 Vinylux Specialist Manicure £15 Back Massage £15 Indian Head Massage £15 Offers valid from 1st - 31st December

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All that is left for me to do is to thank you all for reading my articles this year, and I hope you will continue to enjoy them next year. If ever there is something in particular you would like me to write about please feel free to send me your questions or queries and I will be happy to help – email: Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year To You All ☺

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Sports and Remedial Massage : Foot Health Service : Weight Management HJ Health and Sports Therapies is a small, personal, and well-established business based in Brimsham Park, Yate. The clinic prides itself on its large, spacious and comfortable treatment room that’s designed to make you feel welcome and your visits both enjoyable and relaxing. Parking is easy and right outside the clinic. In 2012, the clinic expanded and now offers a Foot Health service. Treatments range from a basic nail trimming service to dealing with everyday conditions such as; corns, callus, verrucae, ingrowing toenails, cracked heels and caring for diabetic feet. You may simply want to maintain good foot health, to keep your feet feeling comfortable and happy, regular treatments are designed to do just that. Home visits can be arranged if mobility or transport is a problem. If you would like further information on prices and other offers or to make an appointment, please just give me a call: Hayley Jackson: 01454 314460/07846 452000 Email: Full details are on the website. I look forward to hearing from you. Introductory offer £10 off for your first Foot Health care treatment. This does not apply to the Basic nail trimming service.

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Big Frog Music Studios

Independent Co-educational All age

Saxophone and Clarinet Lessons Instrumental Recording / Vocal Recording Vocal Tuition / Backing Tracks

"The Gift of Music" A day's recording experience in the studio for vocalists and instrumentalists, given as a birthday anniversary or Christmas gift and ending in a ‘customised' CD to keep!

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If you’ve always fancied learning the Saxophone now’s the time to make it happen! Or maybe you have a voice that people say is really good, then why not have a few vocal lessons and get it recorded onto a CD? Call Chris Winter on:


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News From Big Frog Music Studios Try Before You Buy— Hire A Saxophone or Clarinet Have you always wanted to learn the saxophone or clarinet but are put off by the initial outlay? We can put you in touch with a firm hiring out quality new instruments from £10 per month and if you decide to purchase your rental payment is deducted from the purchase price. Call Chris Winter on:

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Community news and what’s on Saturday 7th December 2013

Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair, The Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AD 10am - 3pm. £1.00 admission Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre will be opening through the autumn and winter this year. Hours 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday Local books, Calendars, prints, souvenirs in stock also Charity and Sodbury in Bloom Christmas cards Sodbury and District Twinning are visiting Cesson from 23rd to 27th May 2014. A full programme is being arranged for the group. We travel direct to Cesson by coach. The total cost, staying with families, is £145 per adult, £85 per child. Deposits of £45 per adult/£25 per child are required by 31st January. For further information, please contact Pam Pearce tel. 01454 323702 or email

Change Lives By Volunteering

Chipping Sodbury Vintage Tea Market and local crafts at

St Johns Church Centre Wickwar Road Saturday 7th December 2013 10 - 4 free admission in aid of Bristol Cots for Tots


The 2014 Chipping Sodbury Calendar , produced by the Sodbury Chamber of Commerce is now in shops/ TIC priced at £4.99 including money saving vouchers Dedicated Hospital Transport Within South Gloucestershire area Monday to Friday Including Southmead, BRI, Oncology Haematology

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One Sunday afternoon a month, local older people and volunteers OF ALL AGES get together for afternoon tea. Our guests are aged 75 and over, live alone, often without family nearby, so the teas are a nice opportunity to leave the four walls behind. We need your help to support a 2nd group for the Yate & Chipping Sodbury area! DRIVERS: You will collect a couple of older people, in your own car, and take them to a host’s home for tea, fun and companionship, where you will all enjoy the afternoon together. Men and women needed! HOSTS: Offer to hold a tea party for the local group in your own home once or twice a year (downstairs loo and easy access required). COORDINATORS: look after a local group, our coordinators are often drivers or hosts prepared to do a little more and run a local group – a few hours of admin a month to make sure the parties happen. It is a simple yet very effective idea, and it gives our older guests the knowledge that someone really cares. Most importantly it changes lives - maybe yours too. Please contact: Helen 01225 873812, Regional Officer

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COMMUNITY NEWS & WHAT’S ON Artists on the Edge

Art Exhibition will be held in No 61 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury. Opening Times: Thursday December 5th 1pm - 4pm Friday December 6th 10am - 8pm Saturday December 7th 10am - 5pm

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 7th December 12noon-4pm Dodington Parish Hall (Off Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury) Free entry. Lots of stalls to browse, raffle, refreshments. In aid of St Peter’s Church Wapley

Yate Methodist Church Moorland Rd

Coffee Morning & Christmas Tree Display Incl Celebration Tree & Prayer Tree Saturday 7th December 9am-12.00 Refreshments, Bacon/sausage sandwiches, Cakes, Books, Raffle, Jams & Preserves THE ALVESTON SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERTS FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 7.30pm at ST. HELEN’S CHURCH ALVESTON and TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER 7.30pm at THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, THORNBURY . Retiring collection for CHILDRENS’ HOSPICE SOUTH WEST+ GREAT WESTERN AIR AMBULANCE

Rangeworthy Machine Knitting Club Any ladies interested in Machine knitting ? We are a friendly group, if any ladies are interested please come along to Rangeworthy Village hall. It's held on the third Thursday of each month from 2 till 4 approx. Please phone for further details 01454 501689 Thornbury Orchestra’s Seasonal Concert of delightful music, to include Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, movements from Bizet’s Jeux d’Enfants, Haydn’s Toy Symphony and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, on Saturday December 7th at St. Nicholas’ Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate, BS37 4LG. The concert is at 7.30pm and is free to enter with a charitable donation suggested to the work of St Nicholas with young people. ! Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club’s 2014 Exhibition at St Mary’s Church and Church Hall, Yate, on 1 February 2014. Open 10am to 4.30pm Adults £5.00 Senior Citizens £4.00 Accompanied children (under 16) Free. Working Layouts, demonstrations, Trade & Society stands and refreshments THE FRIENDS OF KINGSGATE PARK And THE FRIENDS OF YATE & DISTRICT HERITAGE CENTRE are hosting Yate Town Council’s Carol Singing On Saturday 14TH December At ST MARY’S GREEN YATE HERITAGE CENTRE CHURCH ROAD, YATE, from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Followed by Refreshments GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT BY COMING ALONG AND SINGING TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAROLS

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Chipping Sodbury FARMERS MARKET Every SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAY of the month


February 9th & 23rd March 9th & 23rd April 13th & 27th May 11th & 25th June 8th & 22nd July 13th & 27th

August 10th & 24th September 14th & 28th October 12th & 26th November 9th & 23rd December 14th

SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2013 1st June 28th September 14th December The Farmers Market and Food Festivals are managed by Sodbury Chamber of Commerce

Artisan Market Festival of Food Christmas Market

High Street, Chipping Sodbury

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Fabulous Baker Brother Henry Herbert Shares With Us A Delicious Recipe To Try This Month - SLIDER BURGERS Ingredients: 400g minced chuck steak 1 onion 4 slices burger cheese 2 tablespoons oil salt and pepper For the buns: 500g strong white flour 25g lard 200ml tepid milk 100ml tepid water 1 tablespoon caster sugar 10g salt 5d dried yeast 1 egg, beaten Sesame seeds, to sprinkle over

Henry told me that the idea behind a Slider is that you don’t mix and season the burger which will cause the meat to dry out and cure. Instead you season it at the last minute like a steak, so it retains maximum juiciness. Also If you do not have a mincer the friendly team at Hobbs House Butchery can mince chuck steak to order.


1 Start by making your buns, Weigh the flour, sugar, lard and salt into a large bowl and add the milk. Mix the yeast with the tepid water and mix thoroughly into a dough. Turn it out and onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until your dough is soft and elastic. Leave to rise for 1 hour in a covered bowl left in a warm place. 2 Divide the dough into 10 pieces and on a lightly floured surface roll into balls with your hands. Then using a rolling pin flatten into 10cm baps o a floured surface. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper and brush beaten egg over each bap. Cover loosely with cling film and leave them in a warm place for 30 minutes. 3 Brush with a second coat of beaten egg and sprinkle a pinch of sesame seeds onto each bap. Cover loosely with cling film and leave for a final 30 minutes to rise. 4 Meanwhile preheat your oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas mark 6. Bake the baps until they are perfectly golden, about 10-15 minutes. 5 To make the sliders, divide the mince into 4 equal balls and lightly roll. Heat the oil in a frying pan and when smoking hot add the round balls of mince. Season with salt and pepper and allow to brown for 1 minute, then push a pinch of sliced onions into the middle and ‘slam’ the burger flat with a pallet knife. 6 Flip the burger over so the onions can brown off and melt into the meat. Cook for a further 2 minutes, or longer if you don’t like pink meat. 7 Place a piece of cheese on top of each burger then split the buns and place the top of the bun on top of the burger, and sit the bottom on top of the lot. This way the cheese melts to the bun and both halves of the bun warm through. 8 Cook for a minute or two more then slide the lot off the grill and flip the bottom of the bun under the burger. Serve with pickles, lettuce and tomato and enjoy the juiciest, chin-drippingly delicious burger ever.

Winter Warmer Soup and Bread at Hobbs House Bakery Cafe £3.00

Come and get cosy by the log fire in our new dining room and enjoy a warming bowl of home-made soup with freshly baked bread. Also see our beautiful range of hand-made cakes and bread in the bakery. Hobbs House Bakery Cafe, 39 High Street Chipping Sodbury Bristol BS37 6BA Tel 01454 317525 Opening hours for cafe 8.00am-4.30pm Mon-Sat (lunch service ends at 2.30pm) Voucher valid until Jan 31st 2014.

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Christmas Tea It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Blue Samovar shop! Tucked just off the High Street in Chipping Sodbury, the shop is brimful with great Christmas gifts and seasonal teas. You’ll find teapots, designer mugs, tea-related gadgets and colourful Fairtrade fabrics. And there’s a wonderful range of . loose-leaf teas from everyday Afternoon and Assam tea, to the unusual Smokey Russian Caravan tea and the festive Chocolate Paradise with its coconut flakes and dark chocolate pieces. Flavoured Rooibos and Green teas also feature in the enticing selection. Visit the shop during December and you will be able to sample teas from the Blue Samovar advent calendar, and perhaps even an accompanying slice of cake! It’s well worth a visit if you’re a tea enthusiast or looking for Christmas gift ideas.Blue Samovar, 4 Beaufort Mews, Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6DA Blue Samovar, 4 Beaufort Mews, Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6DA Tel: 01454 315441 New in: The Tea lover’s and Afternoon tea gift sets, samples from just £1



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INDESIT FACTORY GRADED SHOP CHRISTMAS SHOP CHRISTMAS COMPETITION WIN A KETTLE I hear that more and more readers are discovering the great selection of graded electrical appliances at the Indesit Factory Graded Shop in Yate. If you’ve not been there yet it is easy to park by driving into the Indesit Gateway in Station Road and the car park barrier will rise automatically, the shop is at the far end of the Social Club building with its own car park just beyond. beyond, This month, Ian the manager has kindly provided a swish Hotpoint Kettle (model WK30M, RRP £49.99, £32.49 in the shop) for one lucky reader to win! to win! Answer this question and send your entryby bypost postto toANG ANGMagazines Magazines Ltd you entry PO BoxBox 1189 Coalpit Heath Bristol BS36 9AA9AA or email : : Ltd PO 1189 Coalpit Heath Bristol BS36 or email Please include name and contact details. Please include name and contact details.

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Rules: Closing date is 31 Dec 2013, one entry per person, entrants over 18 and the winner will be invited to collect their prize from the shop. The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random after the closing date.

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CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS STILL BEING TAKEN Three course Christmas Evening Menu £18.75p Two course Christmas Luncheon Menu £13.75p Traditional Christmas Menu (for the smaller appetite) £11.25p

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Pictured left are Mark, landlord of the Beaufort Arms with John and Barry of the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury, presenting Sarah Vipond of the Gromit Unleashed team with a cheque for £7,500, raised over the summer and at the Along The Edge Walk. “A Huge THANK YOU To Everyone“

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NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD *Free Christmas gift Wrapping service available

Unique gift shopping made easy with Swagger Swagger High Street Chipping Sodbury Bristol 01454 501004 Click & Collect available online Sale starts Saturday 28th January



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Tel: 01454 853759 Community news and what’s on Cameo Orchestra are a South Glos based orchestra who are always looking for new venues and audiences to help you to raise money. Cameo are a 40 strong orchestra who rehearse weekly at St.Barnabas Church, Warmley, Bristol. Their marvellous repertoire ranges from light classics to show tunes.If you are interested in having an entertaining night whilst raising money, please visit their website and arrange a concert which suits your needs. Great Western Society:

Tuesday 10th December with Peter Jennings who will be presenting Operating The Steam Railmotor. Peter has been involved whenever our unique Steam Railmotor has visited other preserved railways Meetings, as usual

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“SCOOPS" To Star in Mumbai Cricket Finals

Coalpit Heath 1st team opener Sam Cooper "Scoops" has been selected to represent Serco UK & Europe in the company's global cricket finals to be held in the iconic D Y Patil 55000 capacity stadium, home of the Mumbai Indians IPL team. The twenty one year old from Yate works as a Program assistant for Serco Education based in Pill . Sam is particularly pleased that the Serco Foundation have chosen UK charity Whiz Kidz, who provide wheelchairs and equipment for disabled children, considering the close relationship Heath have with local disabled charity Paul's Place who are based at the Cricket Club. Sam an ECB qualified coach who currently coaches Heath's under 13's is also heavily involved in Heath's affiliation to the ECB latest initiative "Chance to Shine" which aims to introduce more boys and girls into cricket. So we all wish Sam and his team the best of luck and hope they can bring back the Trophy to the UK.

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Christmas Cards Past I spent an hour or so in the Tourist Information Centre recently signing the “Sodbury Tales” book and, while I was there, noticed the fine display of Christmas Cards on sale and the Chipping Sodbury Calendar for 2014. It made me think about how things have changed and how our local photographer, Murray Dowding, made local Xmas cards about 100 years ago. He seems to have taken a number of his snow scene views, stuck them on an offcut of Edwardian wallpaper, added a few hand written graphics, photographed the assembled collection and sold the reprints as seasonal cards.

Two copies of his cards from about 1910 are shown above. The images are the same but the hand drawn graphics are different, as one is for a “Merry Xmas”, and the other is for a “Happy New Year”. The images, clockwise from top left on each card, are towards the church- taken from what now would be outside Waitrose’s front door, the frozen mill pond in Brook Street, the church from what is now Ross Close, Broad Street outside the bank (just about discernible on the original is a horse drawn sleigh) and centre a snow covered High Street. Another of Dowding’s seasonal cards which has come to light, is one for Horton. This one embraces both Xmas and New Year greetings. Images are of Horton Church, Horton Court and Horton Hall On a different piece of wallpaper! No doubt there were similar ones for Old Sodbury and maybe Little Sodbury but I haven’t tracked one down yet. An early trade greeting card was for Cow Mills with “Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” embossed under a photo of the Clock Tower. See below This came from the period when Martha Prior was the owner of Cow Mills around 1907. In total contrast is the trade calendar of Cow Mills 100 years later. This plainly shows one of their lorries outside the mills. How times change! Provided by Jim Elsworth ©

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Bluebird Care Goes Green Bluebird Care (South Gloucestershire) now sponsors Green Community Travel, which provides an incredibly affordable travel service to people all across South Gloucestershire. The two organisations now work together to enable people to retain their independence. By not having to go into residential care, they can receive the support they need whilst leading dignified and fulfilling lives. The GCT vehicles can be used for shopping and lunch trips, visits to the doctor, seeing friends or day trips to attractions across the region. The service offers a secure door-to-door travel environment to those who cannot access public transport. Bev Leworthy, General Manager of Green Community Travel, would like to thank the passengers who have taken the time and trouble to show their appreciation of the service. “I am always humbled when receiving positive letters, cards, comments and feedback from passengers, this year even more so. In particular, it demonstrates that our services significantly reduce social isolation.” But it is not just the elderly or those with disabilities that benefit from the service, Green Community Travel also has contracts taking children to school. With children from rural areas, especially, this greatly reduces the number of cars clogging up our roads and causing pollution. For the parents, the school run is one less thing they have to worry about. Jack Whitfield, Co-Director of Bluebird Care, said he was proud to be supporting such a worthwhile organisation: “GCT is made possible by a group of very generous volunteers. They, like Bluebird Care, are working to keep people as independent as possible, living in their own homes with fully accessible transport to take them out and about.”

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Top of an impressive tree this month is Stu Wilkie finishing the incomprehensibly hard Caesar's Camp 100 mile Ultra in 1st place. Physician heal thyself Stu and give yourself some well deserved physio.

Great efforts too from Shane Toogood and Steve Stretton (in his Marathondebut) at the Snowdon Marathon. Rightly held up as one of the hardest UK races, finishing in 3:37:26 & 3:55 :16 respectively is an excellent achievement. Stroud HM might feel like a season ending race- not so, we run and race all year round. The usual large Hogweed entry were not disappointed and in particular it was lovely to see Andy Trew racing again and coming in at a very respectable 01:38:24. Away from the tumult of racing, Rob Smith has completed his navigation of all legs of the Cotswold Way, thankfully this time without another 'face-planting' incident. Whilst it wouldn't do to reveal his age (65...), Rob's indefatigable spirit is very much to be admired, his presence on any run or race lends an uplifting atmosphere. The Sodbury Slog saw excellent HW performances- this picture of ‘Ironman’ Rob Ford and his daughter Maddy, exemplifies the utter fun of running with HWs. If you fancy saying goodbye to Christmas excess and getting and staying fit then come and join us and truly enjoy the benefits of living in this wonderful part of the world. The 2014 Hogweed Hilly Half Marathon and Hogweed Trot 10k can now be booked on line via Runners World or by downloading the forms from our website.

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COMMUNITY NEWS aNd WhaT’S ON Coming Soon - Local ‘Look Good Feel Better’ Beauty Workshops For Cancer Sufferers Marie-Louise Coster, owner of All About Mi in Chipping Sodbury and regular columnist for the magazine, has been a volunteer for Look Good Feel Better since losing her Nan to Breast Cancer in 2000. Marie-Louise says “Look Good Feel Better is such a wonderful charity to be involved with, it provides such wonderful support at such a difficult time. We currently hold monthly workshops at the BRI in Bristol for both adults and teenagers which I always attend with a group of volunteers. A few months ago Look Good Feel Better approached me asking if I would be interested in offering Master Classes in Chipping Sodbury. I jumped at the chance because there are so many cancer sufferers out there who will benefit from this service.” Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the Beauty, Cosmetic and Fragrance Industry’s flagship Charity, formed in the UK 20 years ago to help women combat the visible side-effects of their cancer treatment. Their aim is to greatly increase women’s self-confidence and self-esteem at a very difficult time in their lives. More than 1,200 workshops are held every year over 70 hospitals across the UK. During their 20 year existence, LGFB have reached around 100,000 women and due to increasing demand the Master Class was launched. This 10 step workshop run by Marie-Louise, in conjunction with LGFB, see’s Marie-Louise and her team of experts go through skin care and make up techniques showing women how to use their existing make up and skincare to the greatest advantage and to help them deal with their changing skin and appearance due to the treatment they are undergoing. “The concept of the Master Class is to allow for women to be supported in community based groups. It is a fun session and a chance to meet others who are going through the same experiences” explains Marie-Louise. The service will be available from January 2014 and will be held at the Hobbs House Cookery School in Chipping Sodbury, owned by the Fabulous Baker Brothers. “I am so grateful to Hobbs House” said Marie-Louise, “they have been so supportive and helpful in getting this scheme off the ground in Chipping Sodbury”. Jessica Herbert of Hobbs House said “We are delighted to offer out rooms for such a wonderful cause. I knew about Marie-Louise’s great work with LGFB and when she told me about her new venture with them my instant reaction was to offer a venue. Sadly most of us have been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly and the work charities such as LGFB do is invaluable.” If you or anyone you know could benefit from such a service find out more by contacting Marie-Louise directly on 01454 601295 or by email Alternatively, visit the Look Good Feel Better website or call LGFB on 01372 747500. Sodbury Mayor Cllr Wendy Whittle and Henry Herbert of Hobbs House Open New Youth In Sodbury Centre


Youth in Sodbury was set up to run Chipping Sodbury youth centre and is made up of a voluntary management committee, and is funded by Sodbury Town Council & South Gloucestershire Councils. It offers young people a safe dedicated space in their area where they can meet their friends, & engage in activities including music, cooking, arts & crafts, competitions, trips. The centre has a pool table, table football, music equipment including drums, guitars, wii, chill out room. The centre also has new sofas donated by local company Sharppak. The centre is open Monday 7-9 (year10 & over) Thursday Eve's 7-9 (year8&9) & we are currently recruiting staff for a weds eve for year 7s. Each night is staffed by a team of youth workers & volunteers who have crb/DBS checks & ensure the centre is a welcoming, friendly & safe place to be. We are looking for volunteers for evening sessions & for the management committee experience of working with children & young people is beneficial but not necessary. If you are interested please email: for more information.

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FARM TAILS! So December is finally here, our busiest month by far at The Jolly Goose Co HQ. It’s all hands on deck as the birds are looking plump and the kitchen is spick and span. December is a long and hard month for us, working all hours in the cold, but it’s all worth it in the end when we deliver to our lovely customers and celebrate with a mulled wine or two. Of course the real treat for us at Christmas is tucking into one of our geese on the big day. Our favourite way to cook goose is with a bourbon and Clementine glaze, potatoes roasted in the fat, well stocked gravy made with the giblets, and all the trimmings. Washed down with a fruity Riesling or a spiced Burgundy, it’s absolute Christmas perfection. All our birds are reared in a traditional way. Our free range geese, ducks and turkeys eat barley grown on the farm and graze fresh grass. This way of rearing the birds takes longer than more commercial methods but the slow growth allows for a greater depth of flavour and better fat coverage; meaning our birds are succulent and delicious. Of course, we also have peace of mind that our birds have lived happy, natural lives, hence our name, and this definitely sets us apart. We dry pluck all our birds which allows us to hang to them to improve the flavours further. Finally our birds are traditionally dressed and presented, and delivered to your door in time for the festivities to commence. Our geese, turkeys and ducks have been selling like hot cakes, so if you are interested in an extra special Christmas roast, get in touch.

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Brimsham Green School

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Do you know, or are you someone who would like to contribute to the vision we have for our school? Can you work with others to make Brimsham a school that inspires and challenges all members of the learning community to succeed? We have vacancies on our Governing Body for Parent and Community governors. To be a community governor you do not need to be a parent or have any experience in the education section; we are particularly looking for candidates who possess the following qualities: Has an open and enquiring mind Has knowledge of Company Law Has knowledge of Financial systems Shows a willingness to listen and make informed judgements Is able to work well with others Is interested in education generally and our School in particular Has a desire to play a part in continuing to improve our School Is willing to give up approximately 10-15 hours per term to attend meetings and training (both usually in the evenings) Have some possible financial experience/background. School governance is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in children’s education to have a positive impact on the lives of children, whilst developing existing skills and learning new ones that are transferable within the working environment. If you would like more information please email: Mrs D Lane, Chair of Governors c/o St John’s Church, Chipping Sodbury Nativity Crib Festival Weds 4 th - Sun 8th December An inspiring collection of nativity cribs, arts, and crafts from around the world for you to see, including the life size knitted nativity figures from St Peter’s Hospice, who are our nominated charity this year. On Saturday we’re hosting ‘Roly the Clown’, he’ll be giving shows throughout the day Public viewing is from 10am – 5pm Wednesday, 11am – 5pm Thursday, 10am – 9pm mention the –Boundary when responding adverts.onEnquiries: 10am 5pm Saturday and 11am toto4.30pm Sunday. 01454 774061 52 52 PleaseFriday,

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Community news and what’s on Kidnapped at Brass Works Theatre Brass Works Theatre’s Christmas 2013 production reunites the writerdirector team behind The Mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles, last year’s highly successful seasonal outing at South Gloucestershire’s new venue. Catch Kidnapped at Brass Works Theatre, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XT, at 7.30pm from: Tuesday, 17th to Saturday, 21st Dec; Thursday, 2nd to Saturday, 4th Jan

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Broad Street & High Street, Chipping Sodbury Friday 6th December 1.30 to 9.30pm

Following a fantastic event last year, the group drawn from Sodbury Council, Chipping Sodbury Lions and Rotary Clubs and the Festival Society are again running this event. The event starts at 1.30pm when school choirs will perform in the street. Bring your children along to get a small present from Father Christmas he will be at the St John's Centre (opposite the church) from 3:00pm to 7:00 pm. He will then (magically) move to the top of High Street to start his arrival into Broad Street. The evenings events will start with music from 5:30pm followed by the arrival of Father Christmas at 7:00pm lead by Pipes & Drums when snow is guaranteed. The streets will be lined with stalls from local charities and organisations and old time amusements, including a Ferris wheel, Helter Skelter and children's rides. Come along and join us for your late night Christmas shopping with shops open throughout the evening. As usual the streets will be lined with Christmas lights and trees, decorated by local schools and nursery groups

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Oven Cleaning Ovenclean Painting, Decorating, Interiors John’s Decorating Pastures New Trevor Wyse Parties and Celebrations Cotswold Celebration Company Personal Training/Fitness Aspire Photographic Rich McD Photography Tracey Barron Printers Jamprint Public Houses, Hotels , Restaurants & Cafes Aztec Hotel BW The Compass Inn Beaufort Arms Hamptons Megna Mercure Hotel Bristol North Saffron The Fleece Inn The Major’s Retreat The White Hart Inn Roofing Southern Plasticad Shopping Centre The Mall Cribbs Causeway Slimming Slimming World Solicitor Family Law Made Easy Stairlifts Thornbury Stairlifts Tax Consultants Palmer and Cook Taxi Taximaster Vehicle Maintenace/Sales Dan Harford Vauxhall GR Auto Services Ken Faithfull Martin Richings Waste Removal Grababag Weddings incl Venues Aztec Hotel Mercure Bristol North Windows, Doors & Conservatories Next Generation Property Southern Plasticad Window and Door Repairs DWR Services

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