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The Bathford Bulletin October 2009 The Monthly Magazine For The Parish Of Bathford

Roy Bryan足Hanson (Skip) receiving a gift from coffee morning friends after ten years of continuous work and support for Hope and Homes for Children.

Do you have a photo or drawing you would like to see on the front of the Bulletin? If so contact us by email:

St. Swithun’s Church Bathford

During the vacancy please contact the Churchwardens Joy Craine 85861 3 or Derek Brown 859886 Churchwardens: Readers:

Derek Brown Gerry Miller Gill Gilbert

859886 858402 858927

Joy Craine 85861 3 Michael Craine 85861 3 Dennis Pearson 858293

Everyone Is Warmly Welcome!

We have the following groups for children during our Sunday Services: Crèche (0-3); Children’s Church (3-1 0); Rock Solid Youth Group (11 +). Our 1 4+ youth group, 'Scubed', meets three times each month. For details please ring Michael Craine. Sundays

8:1 5am 1 0:00am 6:30pm

Mondays 9:00-9:45am 2:00pm Wednesdays 2:30pm House Groups

Holy Communion First Sunday - Family Service 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday - Holy Communion 3rd Sunday - Morning Worship (No Communion) First Sunday - Holy Communion Other Sundays Evensong Prayer Time In Church 2nd Monday – Service In The Community Room Holy Communion each 1 st Weds after Church Family Service Details from the Churchwardens or Notices.

Bathford Baptist Chapel, High Street, Bathford

Services will be held at 1 0.30am each Sunday. Followed by Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the Month Prayer Meeting Thursday Mornings at 1 0:00am If you require information or help then please call

01225 833300 or 01225 723246 or 01249 782368

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Letter from St Swithun's Church In Search of The Good Life

It’s amazing that at this stage of my life I find I am “trendy”! And No, I have not started shopping at New Look. This year for the first time I have started growing my own vegetables and it seems as though with the credit crunch I am one of many doing the same. To those of you who have been doing so for years you may wonder what all the fuss is about but to novices like myself we are discovering the joys of being able to pop up to the veggie patch each day and pick fresh all that we need to make a nourishing meal. The advantage of knowing that what we are eating has no harmful additives and at the same time getting beneficial exercise can only be good news. And it doesn’t stop there – I recently adopted 4 ex-battery hens to make a welcome addition to the garden and attempt to experience, even to a small degree, something of The Good Life. This also means I am “in fashion” as more and more people save these creatures from slaughter and help them to enjoy a freedom they have never known before. They have proved to be very rewarding, not only for the delicious fresh eggs that they kindly supply but also for their friendly greeting whenever I approach them. (I know this may be cupboard love but I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.)

decades later and her joy was unbounded. There are many gardens mentioned in the Bible, including the one where the most precious thing to mankind was lost. In the first chapters of Genesis we have a picture of man in the paradise called Eden, walking and talking with God, but rather than follow God’s ways Adam chose to disobey and lost that peace and sweet fellowship with the Creator. But this story, too, has a happy ending, for in another garden – the Garden of Gethsemane – Jesus, the Son of God, showed a willingness to follow the Father’s plan of salvation and went to the cross, where he took on himself the sins of the whole world. In doing so he restored peace and sweet fellowship with God to anyone who would accept it through His sacrificial death. We have an opportunity to thank God for all his provision, for our bodies, souls and spirits, as we gather for the Harvest Festival on October 4th at St. Swithun’s. Everyone welcome, look forward to seeing you. Gill Gilbert

A Service of Thankgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving for the lives of those who have died will beheld on Sunday 1 November at 6.30pm at St Swithun’s Church. This will be a quiet service of reflection with some appropriate hymns. We hope very much that the service will be an opportunity to give thanks to God for a loved one and to be strengthened by him as we continue our lives. All Welcome

So I am really enjoying gardening and find it quite therapeutic but I realise it’s not always going to be a bed of roses! I remember reading about a woman who lost her precious engagement ring in a garden. We can only imagine the Heather Gillard, distress she felt but the story had a Administrator, St Swithuns, Bathford happy ending when the ring was found The Bathford Bulletin Page 3


Prescription Deliveries

Link News Staff Changes

Bathford Link is pleased to welcome Sarah Tiney to our team of three Coordinators and as a replacement for Monica Stockwell. Sarah is a fairly new resident in the village but has already successfully completed her first stint in the post, having been on call throughout August.

The recent decision by Boots Pharmacy in Batheaston to make deliveries of their own on Tuesday and Thursday mornings has caused some disruption to the delivery service which has been provided on a daily basis by Link for many years.

Can We Help You?

Link is continuing to ensure that any urgent prescriptions are collected & delivered at the end of each afternoon. However, routine repeat prescriptions are likely to be held over by the pharmacy for delivery by the Boots driver and may not, therefore, be delivered as speedily as before. Unfortunately this decision was made without any consultation and is outside our control.

Don’t forget that Link exists to help anyone in Bathford who has problems related to age, health & mobility particularly in relation to transport needs.

We suggest that recipients of this service order their repeat prescriptions well in advance of running out to ensure prompt delivery.

We can help you to keep appointments connected with:

Tony Woodcock (859132)

Monica is continuing as a Trustee until the AGM in November after which she will cease all Link work. We are extremely appreciative & indebted to her for some 1 0 or more years of devoted service.

Hospitals Doctors’ Surgeries Dentists & Opticians Day Centres & Clubs Shopping, hairdressing, etc.

Bathford Society Talk

If you think we can help, just call our Duty Co-ordinator number 07870 666 582

This number has an answering service which you can use if the Duty Coordinator is otherwise engaged. You will get a prompt reply. Page 4

The talk for Monday 26 October will be "The Remarkable Story of a Robbery at Shockerwick in 1 842 by scoundrels from Batheaston" by Batheaston resident Rob Mimmack. As usual, it will take place in the Parish Hall, Church Street, Bathford at 8:00pm. Coffee is available from 7:30pm and visitors and new members are welcome. Peter Staples (Secretary, Bathford Society)

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Broadlands Orchardshare

Community Orchard , Box Road, Bathford . Tel/Text: 07532 472256 Saturday 3 October, 10am to 4pm ­ Earth Oven Cooking Workshop with Ali Mosey

Price for the day £20 (£1 5 for Broadlands OrchardShare sponsors) to include meal cooked outdoors Prebooking essential as numbers limited to 1 5 participants.

Saturday 24 October 8.30am to 1.30pm ­ Bath Farmers' Market, Green Park Station

We will be joining in the UN 350 Day see for details of this event. We will be selling apples from Broadlands Orchard and Bathampton Community Growers and pressing apple juice. If you would like to volunteer to help on our stall, please contact us.

Thursday 8, 22 October, 2pm to 6pm ­ Harvesting afternoon and after­school session

We will be picking apples for Bath Farmers' Market and sponsors are welcome to collect their box of apples Campfire cup of tea/coffee at about 4pm .

Saturday 10 October, 8.30am to 1.30pm ­ Bath Farmers' Market, Green Park Station

We will be selling apples from Broadlands Orchard and Bathampton Community Growers and pressing apple juice. If you would like to volunteer to help on our stall, please contact us .

Saturday 10 October, 12 noon to 4pm ­ Volunteering Day

We will be picking apples for the Bathford Apple Day. Campfire cup of tea/coffee at about 2pm Sunday 11 October, 9am to 12 noon ­ Bathford Apple Day, The Village Shop,

Broadlands OrchardShare will be pressing apples at this popular community get-together.

Singing Tuition

Cindy Stratton B.A. Music (hons) P.G.C.E

Beginners’ welcome as well as the more experienced. Graded exams or just for fun! Phone: 07974 944498/01 225 8511 95

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Bathford Flower Show A big thank you to all those who entered and contributed to Ihe Balhford Flower Show. The entries this year were much lower than in previous years but nevertheless it was a very successful event. Next year is the 'Centenary' so all you gardeners please get busy to make it a really special show. The cups this year were awarded as follows: Highest points in Open sections A, B &; C Clive Higgs Runner up in Open sections A. B &; C Jennifer Ferriday Highest points in Floral Section E Wendy Hart Highest points in Homccraft Section F Joyce Helps Runner up in Homecraft Section F Jill Gigg Highest points in Handicraft Section G Jackie Cryer Highest points in Photography Section H Mike O'Leary Best exhibit in sections A. B &; C Alan Reynolds Best exhibit in Rose Classes Section A Kath Watts Best Flowering Plant in Section A Jennifer Ferriday Highest points in Children's Section I Tabby Grist-Parker Runner up in Children's Section I Katherine Johnson Best kept Bathford allotment Yvonne Francis Best novice allotment Nicola & Mike O'Leary The Best Kept Allotment Competition results were as follows: 1 st Prize Mrs Y Francis 2nd Prize Mr D Wilson Joint 3rd Mr N Weeks Joint 3rd Mr C Higgs Highly Commended: Kevin & Kelvin Lawton, Mrs Blackband, Mrs J Ferriday, Roger & Rosemary Barrett

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Bathford Transition Initiative Apple Pressing at the village shop, Sunday 11 October, 9am ­ noon.

Bring your own apples or try some from Bathford Community Orchard and we will press them into delicious, aromatic juice for you. There will also be apple games for the children (or adults!) and we will also make a list of people who either have too much fruit or would help with harvesting it. If you would like to register before then, please call Emma on 858388 with your details and type of fruit that you have or would like. The shop will be selling delicious homemade apple goods stocked just for the day and we promise a bit of apple cake which you can have cafe style in our super shop or outside if you prefer! BEFA Plus, Bathford Community Shop and Bathford Transition Initiative: the first in a series of talks.

Patrick Whitefield, Permaculture Gardening, Tuesday 3 November, 8pm at the Royal British Legion. Britain's leading Permaculture Designer, recently appearing on BBC's A Farm for the Future Ever thought of growing a bit of your own food, but don't know where to start, not sure if you've got enough space or thinking about how to plan your allotment? Find out what Permaculture is. Patrick's talk is really inspiring whether you have or don't have experience gardening. Last time he spoke in Bath, it sold out, so come early and get a seat! Patrick Whitefield is the best known Permaculture Designer and teacher in Britain, so we are very lucky to have him speak to us. Please tell all your friends about it. For more information please call Emma Jackson on 858388.

Box W.I.

Last month we had a popular wine tasting event. The subject of our next meeting will be ‘Are you legally prepared?’, a talk by Mrs Anne Orr. Time 2:30pm at the Selwyn Hall, Box on Tuesday 1 3 October. New members and visitors are very welcome. Jean Cherry

Film Club At The Legion The Court Jester

Monday 26 October at 2:00pm . This hilarious comedy, starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns and Angela Lansbury, runs for 97 minutes and will be followed by tea and cakes. Everyone welcome. Gardener Wanted

I am disabled, living with my wife in Ashley Road and we have a medium sized garden for which we need a reliable gardener for a few hours per week. Mike Watson , 33 Ashley Road. Tel 859009. Ieuan Green Carpenter & Roofing Specialist

UPVC Gutterings & Fascia Firestone Flat Roofing System Maintenance Free No Flame Installation 40 Years Experience Reference Available

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Tel.07929 914987

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852486, 859007

Neighbourhood Watch

Bathford has a new Beat Manager. PC Nick Sheppard has recently taken up the post. He will work with the regular PCSOs that cover the village. Full details of our neighbourhood police team and details about how to contact them can be found on the website Just type in your postcode and follow the links. You can also use the nonemergency number for contacting Avon and Somerset police which is 0845 456 7000. Volunteers are still needed to cover certain areas of the parish as set out in the September edition of the Bulletin. If you would like to join Neighbourhood Watch then contact the Clerk. Flower Bulb Planting

Is there an public area near you which would benefit from being planted with bulbs? The parish council is looking for a small group of volunteers to identify suitable sites around the parish and to plant bulbs in the area to improve the appearance of parish. The bulbs would be provided and there may be a small sum of money for equipment if necessary. If you can help then please contact the Clerk

and nominations are invited from all sections of the community. Nominations can be made for the following categories; Volunteer of the Year; Student Volunteer of the Year (Over 1 8); Volunteer Team of the Year; Volunteer Leader of the Year; Young Volunteer of the Year (Under 1 8); Environmental Volunteer of the Year. If you know someone who you think deserves to be nominated for an award then please send details to the Clerk by Friday 9 October. Recycling

As the winds may pick up in the approach to autumn the council would like to remind residents to ensure that any waste and recycling is properly tied up or weighed down prior to collection to prevent rubbish, particularly paper and cardboard, from being blown around the parish. Thank you for your cooperation. Cardboard & Garden Waste collection

The fortnightly collection will be made on Thursdays 1 , 1 5 and 29 October. Date of next meeting

Monday 1 2 October 2009 at 7:30pm in the Parish Office, Bathford Hill (please note the meeting is a week earlier than usual) Ruth Holding Clerk, Bathford Parish Council

B&NES Council's Community Awards

BANES is inviting nominations for a B&NES Chairman Community Award 2009-201 0. The theme is "Grow Your Own Food and Know Your Local Heritage" and nominations linked to this are welcome but this is not exclusive Page 8

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The Bathford Players

The Bathford Players are very proud to present ‘Allo’Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft from Wednesday 21 October – Saturday 24 October 2009 at The Bathford Parish Hall. Based on the hugely popular TV comedy series, the stage version of ‘Allo ‘Allo follows the adventures of Rene, the hapless café owner in war-torn, occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and kept in a sausage in their cellar. Rene is hiding two British airmen and is endeavouring, with the help of the Resistance, to repatriate them. However, communications with London, (through a wireless disguised as a cockatoo) add to the many embarrassments he endures in the company of his patrons. Matters come to a head with the news that the Fuhrer is to visit the town. Rene will need all the wit he can muster to save his café and his life….! Tickets on sale from 1 September at £6 per ticket. Available from the village shop or

and also one-off weekends throughout the year. HOST is a registered charity backed by the Foreign Office and many universities. It is not necessary for hosts to live near a university, as students are prepared to travel far for this unique experience! See or call HOST's voluntary regional organiser, Margaret Astridge on 01 458 251 699. Thank you! HOST UK Unit 8 Water House, 8 Orsman Road, London N1 5QJ Telephone: 020 7739 6292 Fax: 0207 033 6539 Registered Charity No. 327592 Registered Company in England and Wales No. 21 79430


Bathford Thursdays 10 - 11:25 5 Week Blocks 24 Sept to 22 Oct 5 Nov to 3 Dec

Anna Chippendale­Budd

HOST a Student at Christmas

Are you thinking about who might come for Christmas this year? Perhaps you would like to make it a bit different. Some of the adults from overseas who are currently studying at UK universities would love to spend a couple of days in a real home, rather than on a deserted campus. It is interesting to share Christmas with people for whom it is all quite new (many international students are from China, for example). HOST has been linking students with hospitable volunteers for 22 years, at Christmas

Multi level, dynamic Sun Salutation progressions within classical meditative sequence breath, flow, core stability, alignment body wisdom

Sophie Shenstone 07867 578797

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Bathford CC ­ The Season Concludes


Match 1­13 Bathford 1st Corsham 4th XI (25 August)


XI v

Skipper Steve Vowles won the toss and put the opposition in. With some tidy bowling, Corsham did not find batting easy and were dismissed for 1 49, perhaps slightly below par, even on a dull day. Martin Gurney and Andrew Murray both took their second 4-wicket hauls of the seasons, Murray at less than 3 runs/ over. Once the Bathford reply had begun, the dullness of the day turned to dampness and a revised target of 11 6 in 35 overs was set. It has proved to be a shame that our chairman John Budd's games this year have been limited by a knee injury, because his appearances have been graced by a torrent of runs: 46 not out on this occasion. Ably supported by Paul Merrett (39), Budd guided us to 11 7 for 2 - and thus victory. Match 1­14 Bathford 1st Westbury 3rd XI (8 August)



Three wins in a row! Although beaten by Westbury fairly comprehensively in the away fixture, revenge was comfortably achieved. The opposition batted first and were bowled out for 1 40. A second 4wicket haul of the season being gained this time by Steve Ball. though Darrel Watts' 1 2 overs for 11 runs and 3 wickets deserve special mention. Then we saw John Budd in the runs again. 48 not out this time, though at a less frenetic rate than that of player of the season Joe Vowles' 47 not out, in taking the total to 1 41 for 3.

Match 1­15 Lambourn 1st XI v Bathford 1st XI (15 August)

Andrew Murray had taken 5 for 33, the best bowling figures in the club all summer long. However, the Bathford reply was rather restrained with only the redoubtable Andrew Murray finding things to his liking in making 61 not out. In the end, we were dismissed for 11 2.

Match 1­16 Burbage & East Royal 2nd XI v Bathford 1st XI (29 August)

Whilst the previous game (against Lambourn) saw the best bowling of the season, this game saw the best batting. Batting first, Bathford reached the 208 for 6 in 45 overs, of which total no less than 1 49 (72%) - or 79%, if extras are excluded - were scored by our 5th wicket pair of Paul Jackson and Luke Abbott, with their partnership realising 11 5 runs. Abbott fell just short of his half century at 49, but former captain Jackson marched irresistibly on, to an unbeaten full century (1 00 not out), the only individual 3 figure score achieved this year. Abbott then took 3 wickets for 45, with newcomer Kieron O'Callaghan joining the 4-wicket club (for 46). The victory in the last game took the 1 st XI to the middle ranking position in Division 4 of the Wiltshire League: 5th out of 9. L M Mackenzie, Secretary, Bathford CC

We could not make it 4 wins in a row however. Second placed Lambourn proved too good for us on the day, albeit their total - batting first - of 1 54 all out was by no means out of reach, after Page 1 0 The Bathford Bulletin

21st Century Marriage 足 The Affair


Monday 19 October

Coffee Plus are continuing our quest to strengthen our marriages and there's nothing funny about this one, entitled 'The Affair'. The DVD could be interesting though! The course is free and you can come along even if you've missed all the rest. Please join us in St Swithun's church, creche available, at 9.20am for coffee for a 9.45 start, finishing by 11 .30 am.

St Swithun's Church Saturday 31 October 2009 5:30pm to 7pm

The Light Party will be taking place on Saturday 31 October in St Swithun's church. All primary school aged children will be welcome to join us for fun, games and goodie bags. We'll provide food too, just bring lots of energy and if you're an X factor fan a good singing voice!

Val Stone 01225 852476

Tea and Toast with the Tiny Tots St Swithun's Church, 5 October, 10am to 11:30am

All under 5s are welcome for play, activities, singing, snacks and a coffee and treat for Mums and carers too! The Health Visitor will also be in attendance to weigh babies and answer questions. Just turn up, or for more details contact Fenella Avison 851154 or Rebecca Briggs 851660.

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Diary Of Events – October/November 2009

If you run or attend an event that is not listed please contact us and we will add your event to the list.

The deadline for receiving copy for the Nov 2009 Bulletin is 15 Oct. Please put your items into the Bulletin Box in the Bathford Village Shop, email to: or post to: Bathford Bulletin c/o Bathford Village Shop, 54 Bathford Hill, Bathford, Bath BA1 7SN

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