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Still meets on Thursdays 10.30-11.30, Studio 1, Kingswood estate, Britannia Rd. All welcome, both new or ‘returning’ members , friendly group, and people enjoy meeting after in café on site.. Cost is £3, For more info please telephone 07896 346486 (Tricia)

There’s lots going on at Warmley Clocktower so why not call in? Everyone’s welcome, so do something new, make new friends, come in for a brew! Classes on offer including: Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Art, Custom Cake Making, Flower Arranging, Weaving, Mixed Media Art Group, Music Group, AA & Coffee Morning. Also coming soon - Beginner’s French classes. We also offer affordable room hire. For more info contact Lisa: 0117 9671655

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COMMUNITY NEWS & WHAT’S ON Kingwood History Society

the world wars and lost several vessels in the process. We began this year’s proThe 1950s saw a significant gramme with a presentation decline in the excursion on the “Campbell’s White trade. The paddle steamer Funnel Fleet” - one of the era appeared to have ended major fleets for Paddle when the last two members Steamer operations in the of Campbell's fleet, Cardiff UK. Nigel Coombs of the Queen and Bristol Queen Paddle Steamer Preservation were withdrawn in 1966 and Society told us the brief 1967 respectively but Camphistory of P&A Campbell’s bell’s continued a service fleet from 1887 and the with a variety of secondestablishment of their Bris- hand motor vessels until tol Channel operations. We early 1981 when it was ansaw numerous pictures of nounced that operations the steamers and relived the would finally cease. thrills of the passenger excursions between the West The Paddle Steamer PreserCountry and South Wales vation Society came to the harbours and resorts across rescue and now operates the the years. The company also World’s last sea-going paddle made valuable contributions steamer; Waverley and the to the war efforts in both of should soon notice a difference when you phone the repair line as . Kings Forest Community Group telephone operators benefit from works for the housing interests of additional training and rearranged duties. local residents. Merlin Housing offers Some residents have noticed a their residents free onedip in the quality of the Merlin day courses in all sorts Housing repairs service. There of useful subjects. We have been delays in answering have been on some of the phone as well as delays in these and could not completing work. speak more highly of them. Up Merlin Works explained to us and coming subjects include some of the measures they are speed-reading, how to solve a taking to improve the service. problem and managing tenancies. Merlin Works are setting up a new depot, improving their fleet More technical and personal of vans and giving repair people development courses are in the pipeline. Phone Kay Rose on more training so that they can complete jobs in one visit. At the 01454 821100 or us on the numbers below for more information. same time, Health and Safety training will top the agenda. You Merlin will even arrange trans-

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MV Balmoral, offering the opportunity to cruise our costal waters once more. The Kingswood History Society meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Park Centre, High Street, Kingswood, (opposite the Civic Centre) at 7.30pm . On 2nd April the subject will be “The Whitchurch Airport Story” and on Tuesday 7th May we will learn about“ William Beckford of Bath” – both surely unmissable! Anyone interested in joining us should visit our website,

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port for you, so why not give it a go? Please come to our open meeting on the 14th May 2013 at 7 pm. The venue will be the Kingswood Civic Centre in High Street, Kingswood, BS15 9TR. We would like more contact with residents so if you have something to say about housing please phone either Roger Chillcott on 01179679762 or Jim Whittaker on 07790234087, we would love to hear from you. Alternatively, e-mail:

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Kingswood Methodist Church (corner of Grantham Rd & Two Mile Hill Rd)

Minister: Rev Denise Yeadon Tel: 01179 673571

Expressions: Secret Garden, is being held at The Paintworks in Bristol (Arno’s Vale) from Saturday 13 April to Sunday 21 April 2013. Fabulous installations bring the outdoors indoors, with imaginary plants, boating stream, secret garden and much more. Enter the free exhibition through the craft marquee, bush-whack your way through the enchanted forest of hanging trees, follow the needlefelt sculpture trail, brave the graffiti tunnel and be rewarded by the beauty of the Secret Garden with its knitted fruit and flowers. Make birds, flowers and tiny boats to sail down the stream and into the park pond. Here you’ll find games, a bandstand and a café that’s open come rain or shine. Immerse yourself in an array of stunning installations, surprising art and sensory stimulation co-created by the Trust’s service users. Each group has their own unique take on the Secret Garden theme.Expressions incorporates a one-day food festival on Saturday 20 April, featuring Bordeaux Quay founder Barny Haughton and ‘BBQ Ben’, Ben Barlett. for programme

Email: Sunday Services every week, 10.45am (including a Junior Church) 1st Sunday in month: 6pm Chat Back Service with coffee and discussion 3rd Sunday: 6pm Communion Service Coffee Morning every Saturday 10.30am-12pm Friendship Group every Thursday at 3pm

April 11th Spring Show, May 9th Hanging Baskets by Edith Anderson, June 13th Evening Outing, July 11th Hints and Tips on Showing, August 17th Summer Show, Open to non-members, Sunday 16th June outing to West Woodhay House Gardens, Near Newbury. only £16.00. Meetings held at DOWNEND ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALISBURY RD, DOWNEND. COMMENCING 7.30 PM. TEL ROGER DAVIS 0117 9571703

News from Bristol East and Kingswood Band Last autumn’s concert in aids of Cots For Tots was very well supported and raised a total of £600. One of the band’s objectives in 2012 was to refurbish the Band Room at the Wesley Memorial Church and with the help of band members and the Church this is virtually complete and looking very fresh and bright. The band is looking forward to a busy 2013 and is still looking for competent musicians to help carry on the brass band tradition in this part of Kingswood and South Gloucestershire. Please contact the band via the magazine contact details (page 4)


Salvation Army Kingswood Our Young at Heart over 60's at the S a l v a t i o n A r m y, T w o M i l e H i l l , Kingswood meets Tuesdays 2pm. Its an ideal opportunity to have a chat and a cuppa, as well as share in our fellowship, and afternoons entertainment (we also have scrabble, chess and other board games available). Our club has grown over the last 12 months and we are looking for members to join us in 2013. We are a friendly club and offer you a welcome, come on your own or bring a friend, we look forward to meeting you. Contact Tel: 0117 967 5383

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Community news and what’s on

Friends of Kingswood Heritage Museum & Warmley Gardens. THE DRAMWAY A Series of Circular Guided Walks for 2013 Organised by The Friends of K.H.M. Sunday 28th April 2.00pm. – Bitterwell Lake & Ramhill. Meet at Henfield Community Hall car park, Ram Hill Henfield, Coalpit Heath. -----------------------------Sunday 30th June 2.00pm. – Mangotsfield. Meet at Rodway Hill car park. op. Mangotsfield school. -----------------------------Sunday 28th July 2.00pm. – Emersons Green & Shortwood. Meet at ‘Skateboard’ car park nr. Boots, Emersons Green retail park. -----------------------------All walks take up to 2.5 hrs. Exploring the 19th c. Horse-drawn Mineral line, associated coal-pits & local history. Some stiles & possible mud. All walks: - £2.00 (Friends fund raising).

Warmley Gardens & Grotto

A Series of Circular Guided Walks for 2013 Organised by The Friends of K.H.M. *** Sunday 14th April. 2.15pm. ---------Sunday 12th May. 2.15pm. ----------Sunday 9th June. 2.15pm. ----------All walks take approx 1.5 hrs. Exploring the 18th.c. Industrialist, William Champion’s unique garden. Including entry to his mysterious Grotto. Meet at the Kingswood Heritage Museum. All walks: - £2.00 (Friends fund raising). Separate dates / bookings for your Group / Club taken. Enquiries - Chris Quarry tel: (0117) 9575387. mob: 07990780203. Kingswood Heritage Museum. tel: 0117 9605664

Fam Jam Competition – Perform at our Family Fun Day on Weds 29th May in Kingswood Park If you are in a band, group or a choir with family members – don’t worry, you don’t all have to be related – and you live in South Gloucestershire or have a family connection to the area then we want to hear from you. Our competition winners will get the chance to perform at our Family Fun Day event in May alongside several leading acts and musicians from the area, so make sure you enter our competition by Wednesday 1 May. You can enter by emailing where you can leave a brief description of your group/act, along with a photograph etc .

Friends of Kingswood Heritage Museum & Warmley Gardens. Urgent request!

The Friends of Kingswood Heritage Museum & Warmley Gardens urgently need new volunteers to help in the Museum & Windmill Cafe’. If you have some spare time on your hands and are able to come along on a Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday or Bank Holidays and help out with cleaning, food preparation, serving, stewarding & maintenance we would very much like to hear from you. You will be joining a friendly, helpful dedicated team that put in a tremendous effort, which makes this one of the best family attractions in South Gloucestershire. Please come along for a visit, and meet the team. tel: 0117 9605664

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Email or phone 01454 774061 (Angie) to book YOUR ad space COMMUNITY NEWS AND WHATS ON A Concert Not to Be Missed! Staple Hill Methodist Church, High Street Staple Hill BS16 5HQ. Saturday 20th April 7.30pm Cwmbach Male Choir Tickets ÂŁ8 available on the door. Great Western Society News Meetings, as usual held at BAWA at Patchway and commence at 19:30 for 19:45. Also please note we have a new address for the website which is Tuesday 9th April Tim Maynard visits us to give his presentation on The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least two pounds is appreciated. Non-members most welcome.


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Kumon is one of the leading after-school education providers in the UK and Ireland, offering maths and English programmes. Toru Kumon, a gifted teacher from Japan, began developing worksheets for his son over 50 years ago, determined to give him the best start in life by building solid foundations in the core subject of maths. 50 years on there are over 54,000 Kumon students learning at 575 study centres across the UK and Ireland, with over four million students worldwide. These numbers continue to grow as more parents and children realise the benefits of Kumon. Focusing on each individual child, the Kumon Method aims to help children reach their full potential by teaching them fundamental learning skills and ensuring they are studying at their ‘just right level’, whatever their age or ability. The programme is tailored to the needs of each child so they can work at their own pace, building confidence and encouraging them to become independent learners through self-study. Through daily practice and repetition, students improve concentration and gain effective study skills that will enhance their future learning. With Kumon’s unique educational approach, the maths programme leads students from the very basics of maths to the mastery of algebra and calculus without the use of calculators. The English programme aims to develop each student’s ability to read and understand a wide variety of texts and to nurture a life-long habit of reading and writing for both education and enjoyment. Both programmes complement the national curriculum, giving children the confidence and focus they need to tackle more challenging work.

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