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The Editor’s Small Piece Hello again, I hope you are enjoying life in our lovely corner of Bristol as the sun shines and the lawns continue to grow apace. Before I forget - I usually do - and people start asking, the cover photo this month is of the beautifully carved cedar trunk that stands proudly in the grounds of Stoke Lodge. It really is a fabulous thing worthy of a front cover appearance. Taking the photo also made me realise how majestic so many of the trees there are. And looking out of the window on this first morning of autumn I can see trees in Blaise beginning to turn - the start of a magical time of year. For more months than I care to mention I have been meaning to introduce a regular article on the many sports taking place here in the BS9 - both at a grass roots level and at a higher level. Next month that


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article will finally arrive and I’ll be kicking off, if you pardon the pun, with Sea Mills Park AFC, the Millers. So if you are involved in any team sport here in BS9 and fancy a little coverage for your club please do get in touch. And if you are a young person who fancies writing an occasional sporting article for publication in The Bristol Nine please drop me an email and we’ll see what we can arrange. All the usual stuff in the magazine this month, including an article on the welcome return of a Post Office service to Stoke Bishop (see page 40), so I hope you enjoy your magazine. Cheers for now Andy T. 0117 259 1964 / 07845 986650 E,. andy@bcmagazines.co.uk W. www.bcmagazines.co.uk


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Useful Information and Contact Details Emergencies, Support & Information Gas Emergencies 0800 111 999 Electricity Emergencies 0800 365 900 Water Emergencies 0845 600 4 600 (or your gas, water or electricity supplier) Avon & Somerset Police Non-Emergencies 101 (new no.) Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Southmead Hospital 0117 950 5050 BRI / Children’s Hospital 0117 923 0000 NHS non-emergency 111 Council Dog Warden 0117 922 2500 Bristol Blood Donation 0117 988 2040 The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 69 75 55 ChildLine 0800 11 11 National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 Telephone Pref Service 0845 070 0707 Mailing Pref Service 0845 703 4599 Bristol Care & Repair - home safety checks & handyman 0117 95 4 2222

Postal Services ▪ Westbury on Trym Post Office

www.stmarysb.org.uk 0117 968 7449

8.30am - 6pm Mon to Sat

12.30pm Sat

Henleaze Post Office

Sea Mills Post Office 9am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri, 9am to

Local Churches ▪ St Mary Magdalene, Stoke Bishop

9am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri, 9am - 4pm Sat

Meads (via Clifton Down, Redland, Montpelier, Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill) regularly throughout the day and at weekends. Cheap, fun, quick and scenic. Visit www.gwr.com for more details or pick up a timetable from your local library.

Westbury on Trym Parcel Collection 8 - 3 Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, 8 - 8 Wed, 7 - 2 Sat Late Post - there is a late post box at the main Post Office sorting depot on the A38 at Filton. Currently the late post is at 7pm.

Public Transport Visit the excellent Bristol City Council website www.travelbristolorg to plan out your routes in, around or out of the city - whether you are planning to go by bus, train, ferry, air, bike, car or foot. Trains run from Sea Mills station to Temple

WoT Methodist Church

www.westburyontrymmethodistchurch .org.uk 0117 962 2930 WoT Baptist Church, Reedley Rd, www.westburybaptist.org.uk 0117 962 9990 WoT Holy Trinity Parish Church, www.westbury-parish-church.org.uk 0117 950 8644 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, WoT www.sacredheartchurch.co.uk 0117 983 3926 St Peter’s Church, Henleaze www.stpetershenleaze.org 0117 962 4524 Trinity URC, Henleaze www.trinityhenleazeurc.org.uk 0117 962 9713 The Community Church, WoT www.the-community-church.net 0117 946 6807 St Edyth’s Church, Sea Mills, www.stedyths.org.uk, 0117 968 6965

Waste & Recycling

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Kingsweston Lane, Avonmouth for pretty much everything. The Avonmouth centre is now open Summer hours from 8.00am to 6.45pm, 7 days a week.

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the new and only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people - open 24 hours a day every day of the year. Call anytime on 0800 4 70 80 90.


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Films with Chris Worthington David Brent : Life on the Road Written and Directed by Ricky Gervais At the start of the film David Brent is back in The Office but this time round it is at Lavichem, a sanitary products supplier. The characters are familiar but they have been moved around a bit. Brent has been demoted to a sales job and the character replacing his soul mate Chris Finch from The Office is Jezza (Andre Brooke) who is on the next desk. Their sexist jokes attract the unwelcome attention of the politically correct female manager and the office bully also fails to appreciate their silly attempts to lighten the mood.

that attracted some leading stars willing to play an exaggerated version of themselves. Gervais went on to further success as a controversial host of the Golden Globe Awards and to write and direct “Derek”, a 2012 channel 4 sitcom set in a nursing home where he played a helper at the home. It attracted mixed reviews. Gervais capacity for close observation and pathos is evident in Life on the Road. The audiences for the pub gigs are clearly discomfited by a song that attempts to praise the courage of people with disabilities, and he endlessly patronises the black singer in the band. As the tour starts to fall apart he decides to arrange an evening drink but the band will only turn up if they get free drinks and are paid for their time. The evening is predictably awful. Brent is eventually rescued from complete humiliation by the road manager who arranges a snow storm for the Christmas song at the last gig.

The prevailing theme of most of the TV programmes and films produced by Ricky Gervais has been satire. Gervais worked in Brent dreams of escaping from it all and is an office for seven years and has been set on making a new start in a rock band. He quoted as saying “real life is by far the duly cashes in his pension, maxes out his biggest influence and it should be. I mean credit card and sets off on tour with the everything that you do is semi – Foregone Conclusion, a competent group of autobiographical.” He has also claimed to musicians who not surprisingly are only in it be a romantic but while there is an element for the money. In return they have to perform of romance in The Office it is most clearly Brent’s excruciatingly bad songs in a seen in “Cemetery Junction”, an excellent succession of appalling pub venues around working class coming of age film set in the M25. Reading, the town where he grew up. Ricky Gervais’s early career was in the music business. When he was at University College studying philosophy in the 1980s he formed Seona Dancing, a synth - pop act and later managed Suede, the successful rock group. His first break into television was in 2000 with a comedy chat show on Channel 4 followed by The Office in 2001. Extras came next, a satire on the entertainment industry broadcast in 2005

Chris Worthington chrisworthington32@yahoo.com


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and we’d like you to help us celebrate with...

any NEW* treatment. Simply give the centre a call on 0117 962 0008 or email us on info@chironcentre.co.uk www.chironcentre.co.uk *NEW is classed as any therapy that you have not had before with that particular therapist. Appointment must be booked in Oct. but can take place later in the year. Applies to first appointment only. Therapies with David Wilcox and Louise Collens are not included in the offer.


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Bruce Fellows’ Good Reads Occupied Holland in 1940 and the sound of someone chopping logs means we’re on the estate of the exiled Kaiser. Adolf’s chopping up Europe, too, and Wilhelm has mixed feelings about the Nazis. Then Krebs, an SS officer, arrives to ramp up security around the place; the British might try a kidnap or offer Wilhelm asylum. This is the set up for Alan Judd’s engrossing and thrilling novel, The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. As time goes by, Krebs is slowly humanised by Akki, the Kaiser’s favourite serving maid, but is she who we think she is? Historically fascinating, this is a great story very well told. Want to know more about Ernest Hemingway but the length of most biographies puts you off? Verna Kale’s excellent Ernest Hemingway is the book for you: birth to death in 185 pages with no important event in his life or aspect of his work omitted. Marriages, divorces, bullfighting, hunting, fishing, comb over, it’s all here, as well as the genesis of the ground breaking style and where the best selling novels came from. Literary friendships and feuds, too; he never forgave Scott Fitzgerald for giving him good advice about his first novel, Fiesta a well-rounded portrait of the man and the celebrity.

He shows us climbing techniques and breath-taking views of Wales and Switzerland. As Jamie and Rob climb, we experience the weather, too, so crucial to reaching a summit. A cast of intriguing characters sweep us along until eventually a surprise or two lays the mystery bare in this accomplished tale.

We triumphed at the Olympics but England’s football ignominy at Euro 2016 was more true to form. We invented the game, why are we now so bad at it? Henry Winter has interviewed football greats, past and present, and in Fifty Years of Hurt he tells us what they think and offers ideas to get us back to winning ways. It’s a fascinating read. The interviewees are good value; Jack Charlton and Gary Lineker to name but two. The FA gets a lot of stick; we need a winter break; we have too many foreign players. No one who loves football should miss this book.

Joseph Wambaugh’s novel, Hollywood Hills, takes us to the LAPD. The patrolmen’s beats are the big studios, the pavement outside Graumann’s Chinese Theatre and the homes of the nevermade-its as well as those of the rich and famous. ‘Hollywood Nate’ Weiss, so called because of his frequent work as an extra, makes a contact; screen immortality beckons In Simon Mawer’s gripping novel, but it’s not all plain-sailing. ‘Flotsam The Fall, Jamie Matthewson, a world and Jetsam’, the surfing patrolmen famous climber mysteriously falls to are involved and Britney learns why his death. His ex-climbing partner, a police woman should always Rob, dashes to the scene. We learn shave her legs. Disparate stories, of tangled inter-generational revealing, shocking, but moving relationships and wartime horrors in told, largely in slick and witty the blitz that lead on to London in dialogue, have connections you the swinging sixties. Mawer takes us never guessed. A real page-turner up mountains and onto rock faces. and very entertaining.


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This Autumn discover:

Enjoy our ‘Painting of the Week’. Tuesdays 2.00pm at Stoke Bishop Village Hall. Starts 27th September - join us at any time

Contact Jonathan Camp 01275 878 156 / joncamp217@gmail.com


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Free Valuation Day Jewellery, Watches, Silver & Gold

Wednesday 26th October 10am - 4pm

Stoke Lodge Shirehampton Road, BS9 1BN

Our experienced Valuers, Gemmologist John Kelly and watch specialist Marc Burridge will be at Stoke Lodge on the above date appraising jewellery, watches, silver & gold, providing free verbal sale estimates, without obligation, for possible consignment to the pre-Christmas Quarterly Specialist Sale on the 17th November. There is ample free parking and we will be serving tea and coffee to customers throughout the day. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact Toby Pinn at the Salerooms on 01934 830111.

We look forward to seeing you Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers The Auction Centre, Kenn Road, Kenn, Clevedon, Bristol, BS21 6TT Tel: 0117 325 6789

www.clevedon-salerooms.com


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West Bristol Arts Trail - 15th & 16th October ‘Artists open homes and studios for 9th annual West Bristol Arts Trail’. The West Bristol Arts Trail showcases over 100 artists living and working in Clifton, Clifton Wood, Redland and Hotwells. During the weekend of 15th and 16th of October 2016, over 50 homes, studios and public spaces will be open to the public. The Trail will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol on Friday 14th October at 5.30pm, at the Bristol School of Art. This is a public event all welcome, no invitation needed. Taking part in the Trail this year are fine artists, photographers, potters, ceramicists, Karen Lilley - glass maker printmakers and sculptors. Each venue is completely different; you may be viewing finished paintings, works in progress or watching artists give demonstrations about their creative process. The Trail offers the public a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios, talk to them about their work or buy directly from them. Visiting the West Bristol Arts Trail is free. Maps of the Trail are now available in many outlets across the city. Or plan your visit through the West Bristol Arts Trail website, which hosts biographies and a selection of images for each participating artist. Look out for the green balloons across the area which mark each venue.

Anna Duckworth - artist

For more information: www.westbristolarts.com Facebook: /WestBristolArts Twitter: @WestBristolArts


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Cake This week I felt a little like one of the presenters in the BBC Test Match Special commentary box - the doorbell rang and there outside was a young lady saying “I’ve brought you some cake” and with that intro handed me a box of individual sponge cakes.

of coconut and banana sponge and the family verdict was that the cake was incredibly moist and packed with fruity and nutty taste. Find out more about Allotment Bakes and Louise’s other creations on her the 280 Bakes Facebook page or call Louise direct on 07835 882817.

Louise Vargas who runs her own home baking business 280 Bakes, and is a member of Westbury-on-Trym's country market, has been trying something new this summer: veg grown in her own vegetable patch has being used in cakes baked in her kitchen. 'Allotment Bakes' are of two kinds: Carrot Cake and Chocolate Courgette Cake. They're proving popular with local residents, and are offered with same day delivery in BS9. The cakes are baked fresh and delivered to the door, as I discovered, and they're also available for gluten free and vegan customers. I was the recipient though

Louise also bakes for Macmillan Cancer Support and a charity I’d not heard of - Free Cakes For Kids - where volunteers bake cakes for families who cannot provide a cake for their child’s birthday. Sounds a terrific idea. So thanks you Louise - I suspect that unlike some you will be staying in the tent for quite a while!


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Constituency Matters with Charlotte Leslie MP “Deaf Unity and Bristol MP unite to host jobs fair for deaf and disabled people” A jobs fair in Bristol aimed at deaf and disabled people was a huge success, with job seekers creating vital links with major employers. The fair was organised by Bristol North West MP Charlotte Leslie in conjunction with Deaf Unity, a deaf-led learning and development charity. It was held in September at the Greenway Centre in Southmead and attracted a wide range of employers, from The Mall and Lloyds Bank to Nisbett Catering and Avon & Somerset Police. Other employers included UWE, LV Ernst and Young, Remploy and others.

MPs do likewise in their constituencies.” Deaf Unity spokesman and co-organiser Alasdair Grant said: “"We were delighted at how many Deaf and Disabled People had benefited from being able to interact with employers in an accessible environment. Deaf Unity hopes to run similar events in partnership with other organisations and MPs in the future throughout the UK. Our vision of an accessible careers fair is coming true. We hope to increase the range of employers for future careers fairs from a further range of industries".

The high quality range of employers led to a large turn-out of visitors who were able to network and receive advice tailored to their individual needs. There were also advice Co-hosts Charlotte Leslie MP and Alasdair Grant sessions on CV writing and the entire day was supported by sign language interpreters and other professionals who aided The aim of this event was to build on Deaf communication. Unity’s hugely successful Deaf Careers Fair in London in 2014 (visit www.deafunity.org Free transport to the event was also offered for details) which was nominated for the by Bristol Community Transport. 2014 Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development People Development Award. Charlotte Leslie said: “This kind of event is The Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair 2016 vital if employers are to tap into the rich was part of a series of specialist deaf seam of talent that exists in people who are regional careers fairs that Deaf Unity is deaf and disabled. For too long deaf and hosting for deaf people across the UK. By disabled people have found it harder than working with a range of local partners who they should to take steps on the employment have an interest in deaf and disability issues, ladder and we wanted to offer a ‘bespoke’ Deaf Unity wishes to reach out to deaf, hard event which would properly address their of hearing, and disabled People outside of needs. London and beyond. We were thrilled by the quality of the employers and even more so by the clear value which visitors got out of attending. We will certainly explore the possibility of repeating this in the future and I hope other

Charlotte Leslie MP for Bristol North West Office: 184 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4NE 0117 962 9427 www.charlotteleslie.com E: charlotte.leslie.mp@parliament.uk


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Prize Wordsearch On the day the Labour Party votes to decide who won’t become the next Prime Minister it seems sensible to have a parliamentary themed wordsearch for you this month. So here it is. Listed below are the twenty UK Prime Ministers who have held office since the First World War. All bar one of the names are also hidden in the wordsearch grid listed forwards, backwards, up, down or on a diagonal. All you need to do is discover which PM has gone missing then get in touch and let me know. Entries please by 31st October posted to 8 Sandyleaze, WoT, BS9 3PY, texted to 07845 986650, rung in to 0117 259 1964, tweeted to @BS9Andy or emailed to andy@bcmagazines.co.uk . The first two correct entries selected at random after that date will each win a DVD copy of the Henleaze / Bristol based comedy film Golden Years, starring Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna, Una Stubbs and Simon Callow.

Right, here are your Prime Ministers - happy hunting May Brown Major Callaghan Heath Macmillan Churchill Chamberlain Macdonald Lloyd George

Cameron Blair Thatcher Wilson Douglas-Home Eden Attlee Baldwin Bonar Law Asquith

Best of luck and do enter if you have a go at the puzzle. For those who do - here are the latest winners The July competition answer was Lawrence and the August issue was Finland. Congratulations to Anne Duffield and Frances Ransom - I’ll be in touch about your prizes. Ands thanks to everyone who sent their entries in.


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The Downs Recorder - Richard Bland featured castellated tops to make them look romantic. This Pembroke Road shaft was used as access for drilling the tunnel, which used a revolutionary new compressed air diamond drilling machine to drill holes into The Clifton Down Railway was opened in which dynamite charges were put. The air 1874 in order to link Avonmouth to the national railway network. The voyage up the compressor was on the surface. Water to narrow and twisting river Avon began to limit cool the drill bits was also pumped down, the shipping able to use Bristol City Docks in and spoil brought up through the shaft. At the northern end a horizontal tunnel was the 1860s and a lock gate and dock was built at Avonmouth, in 1873. The only link to drilled to remove spoil out and it was probably used as track foundation as the the city was the Port and Pier Railway build line north cut across tidal marshland at along the edge of the River Avon and Sneed Park and Sea Mills. opened in 1865. This line terminated at a station under the Suspension Bridge, and The line was a both crucial passenger link to was standard gauge, and did not connect the rapidly developing Avonmouth Docks, with any part of the broad gauge system. The new line took over much of the Port and and for a time a key freight line linking in to the main South Wales Line after the Severn Pier railways track. The engineering of the Tunnel was opened in 1886. It is difficult line from Temple Meads was difficult, as today to understand how completely there was a thee hundred foot to climb dependent on the railway system Avonmouth through St Werburghs and the complex was until the Portway was built in 1922. The Narroways Junction into a tunnel before line just survived the Beeching cuts in the Montpelier and then a steady climb though 1960s, and for a time was crucial to the Redland to Clifton Down. The mile-long survival of Clifton Zoo, hordes of visitors tunnel under the downs starts just north of that station, and runs steadily downhill to its walking from Clifton Down station, but exit in the Avon Gorge just below Sea Walls. demand dwindled in the 1980s as car travel came to dominate society. In more recent years it has increasingly become used as a commuter route, and there are vigorous supporters of the Henbury loop which has gone out of use, but still exists as a link to Filton and the new Parkway station. In theory the line under the Downs could become a key outer circle route, linking park and ride sites in the outer suburbs to the city centre. Our predecessors 150 years ago seem to have had a far more vigorous and forward looking approach to travel and transport problems than we have today.

The History of the Downs in ten objects No. 6. The Clifton Down Railway ventilator shaft.

The Downs are for people, and the management of a vast number of competing interests is sophisticated and subtle. If you There are two ventilation shafts, one at the top of Pembroke Road, and the other, shown enjoy the Downs, or use if for your sport, why not become a Friend? Membership is just ÂŁ10. above) in the Gully, both built of rather Contact Robin Haward on 0117 974 3385 or at rugged limestone blocks and originally

robinhaward@blueyonder.co.uk


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In the Garden with Cathy Lewis Plants for pollinators

and early spring-flowering plants in the wild in Britain, so bees often rely on our gardens. Mahonia, Hellebores, winter aconites and native primroses are all good food sources.

Last month I visited the Bee and Pollination Festival at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. One of the fascinating facts I Avoid flowers with learned is that tomato flowers open when double layers of they sense the vibration of a buzzing bee, so petals and in in order to pollinate the plant by hand you particular many of the need to replicate this with a tuning fork or modern bedding electric toothbrush. Wild bees and other plants. These are pollinating insects such as butterflies and often poor sources of moths are in decline due to pesticide use, nectar and loss of habitat and disease. It’s estimated Bumblebee on alium sometimes so that a third of our food production relies on flouncy and pollinators, so this decline is a real cause for misshapen that bees can’t access what little concern. food they have. Old-fashioned cottage garden plants are generally a much better We can all do our bit to help pollinating insects by creating the right conditions in our option. There is plenty of information online about the best plants for pollinators, gardens to enable them to thrive. Happily, one of the best ways is to just be a little less including extensive lists from the Royal tidy! Leave a wild space in the corner of your Horticultural Society (www.rhs.org.uk), so garden, perhaps with some uncut grass and chances are you’ll find something both you a pile of old logs, and you will be providing a and the bees will like. great habitat for insects and other wildlife. Many nectar-rich plants look and smell Plant nectar-rich beautiful as well as flowers and choose having the added varieties of shrubs interest of attracting a and perennials that host of bees and flower at different butterflies – it’s a win, times to give insects something Honey bee on echinacea win situation for both us and the insects! to feed on throughout the Bumblebee on lavender year. Plants Cathy Lewis, Dip. PGSD particularly Cathy Lewis Gardens & Design favoured by pollinators include foxgloves, Professional garden design, consultancy thyme, lavender, sedum, honeysuckle, & maintenance buddleia and jasmine. Winter nectar is Tel 07985 008 585 important too, as there are very few winter

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Julian Lea-Jones History Notes no. 107 - Signs of confusion In common with many other places Bristol has its fair share of signs that confuse rather than clarify. Last April in article 92 I mentioned some of these including a historical sign on the frontage of a house in Clifton that proclaimed ‘Pickled Tongues’. At first I was worried that it was near the BBC in Whiteladies Road. Fortunately it was not a warning of the proximity of the Tower of Babel but merely a hangover from when the house was signed as family butchers shop. Family butchers – Lizzie Borden? I hope not! Still on the subject of food, a delivery lorry was emblazoned with the reassuring words, Co-Operative Food. I asked the driver if cannibals ate unco-operative food. Sainsbury’s in Clifton Down has an aisle sign; ‘Adult Cereals’ I asked if this meant one couldn’t eat breakfast before the 9pm threshold. What? “No it means they’re not for children.” Still none the wiser I gave up.

One to deter burglars was seen on a contractor’s van in Horfield; ‘No chocolate or tools left in this van overnight’. Further away in Small Street once the site of Bristol’s Head Post Office was a pre-war sign designed to terrify the paranoiac – it read, ‘BEWARE OF MOTORS.’ As a teenager it engendered in me a new respect for my Meccano motor, until that is I overwound it and the spring broke. Still downtown the industrial chemical works on Temple back displayed the following sign at the site entrance, ‘Strangers not admitted’. Succinct, but did that mean

employees relatives were free to come and go? Last summer Timpson’s in Henleaze had a billboard proclaiming photos for ‘International Passports’ – as distinct from…? (The sign has been removed). However for confusing signs, Bristol City Council excels, I wonder if they have a special department? I have already in another article mentioned Laddies Mile and Dorian Road, but in times of straitened finances, who on earth, what and why were these bin labels designed and put on wheely waste bins in Park Grove. Reads ‘Permitted Bin Sticker’ other than the City coat of arms, nothing else! A similar example of corporate thinking (outside the box – presumably away from the mad frogs), Temple Meads Platform 9, Computer screen to display train times broke down, leaving only the words ‘Information Screen.’ When questioned the platform staff said ‘yes it ‘s an information screen.’ But it’s not displaying any information. “Yes it is, I told you look it says it’s an information screen” At this point I resisted the temptation to hurl myself onto the tracks. Sometimes announcements are equally worrying. Returning on a Delta Airlines flight from America, the cabin staff cheerily announced, “We will be landing momentarily.” My query, “Will I have time to get off?” was met with a confused look, which reminded me of the saying; ‘Two countries separated by a common language’. Still on the subject of air travel, this command outside the Create Centre, would have tested even Captain Over’s Airplane skills as it instructs him to ‘UnderFly Over.’ Would have been a real challenge as the Cumberland basin bridge has a lot


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less headroom than Clifton Suspension Bridge.

your attention to some of the absurdities that surround us but my favourite of all time is the one I spotted beside highway by the Intercoastal Waterway in Florida. A beautifully crafted oak heraldic shield on a three foot high post proclaimed; ‘This site is reserved for a future historic event.’ Town planning at its most proactive?

However for an example of incomprehension this next yellow door sign at Lloyds Bank in Westbury on Trym takes some beating. ‘No dogs allowed except guide dogs or assisted dogs’. I asked if it was a typographical mistake and they meant assistance dogs, “No, it means what it says.” I then asked could I bring my elderly dog in, as it is arthritic and has difficulty in walking and needs help getting through doors. “No, not unless it is an assisted dog.” I gave up. This tongue in cheek article is just to draw

© Julian Lea-Jones September 2016


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Slide comes to Bristol Hello!

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Are you spending too long waiting After listening to feedback from at bus stops? Why not Slide to current customers, Slide is now work with the new shared ride to available in Westbury-on-Trym, work service in Bristol? Stoke Bishop, Sneyd Park and Use the code BS9 to save 20% off Henleaze for bookings, either to/ from the city centre or to/from the your weekly commute with Slide northern fringe of Bristol. Bristol and try a better ride to work!

According to the Guardian, a key factor that impacts our happiness levels is our commute. Bristolian traffic is unavoidable and running to a bus stop that is half a mile away is not the morning you hope for as you start your trip to work.

Slide is a personalised service to bring you to and from work in a convenient and comfortable way, with routes optimised in real time to cope with the demand. It is fast, efficient and guarantees you a seat in one of our smart new vehicles.


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Step inside to experience air conditioning and free Wi-Fi to ensure that your day starts on the right foot. Slide operates Monday to Friday from 7 to 10 am in the morning and 4 to 7:30pm in the evening to transport you to and from work in one of our comfy new vehicles. After all, who doesn’t want to arrive at work relaxed? Slide is here to make your commute easier and has so far been a hit with our passengers, ensuring that they arrive at the office stress-free.

‘Slide Bristol’ in July said; “I had my first ride with Slide last week. I used to pay up to £20-25 for a one -way taxi ride into the city centre but now I’ll certainly be using the Slide service in future. The driver was prompt and very friendly too!”

Sophie Anne Wells, a Bristol local who was one of the first users of

Find out more at www.SlideBristol.com.


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A welcome return in Stoke Bishop If you were try to list what you might traditionally expect to find in an English town or a village then I daresay fairly close to the top of the list, after perhaps a pub and a church, would be a Post Office. In some respects we fair reasonably well in BS9, with PO services in Westbury, Henleaze and Sea Mills. But since the closure of the old Post Office on the corner of Druid Hill and Old Sneed Avenue, more than a decade ago Stoke Bishop has somehow felt a little incomplete in this respect.

expect from a Post Office - postal services including stamps, cash deposits and withdrawals, competitive foreign currency, postal orders, electronic bill payments, e top -ups and more. I’ve no doubt this will be viewed enthusiastically by locals of all ages, but especially by older residents who will welcome the availability of these important services in walking distance in their own community.

So it is terrific to learn that now, within the bright, modern and cheery walls of the Spar on Druid Hill, the Post Office has returned. And with in, I’d suggest, has come an important part of a thriving local community. Owners Neil and his wife Gunjan have been in charge at the convenience store, assisted by Neil’s dad Aswin, since 2012 and have a long family history in retail here in Bristol. And for several years now Neil has been pushing the Post Office to invest in his store to allow him t o bring this important service back to Stoke Bishop. Neil’s persistence, and I daresay his easy charm, has won them over. Now the Stoke Bishop Spar offers a wide range of those services we’ve all come to

The Spar brand itself has long been a regular face in our towns and villages, and the presence of a Spar corner shop or convenience store has been a feature of many of our shopping lives. Having the Post Office service within a Spar store adds to the appeal, and hopeful success, of Neil and Gunjan’s initiative. Not only can using the Post Office become part of a wider shopping visit but with the shop’s extended opening hours the ability to access PO services at a time convenient to more people is greatly enhanced. Great for busy people who are perhaps working outside the area.


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So as well as the new Post Office services and products, what else does Spar Druid Hill offer? Well there is a wide range of convenience foods and goods, both branded and own brand, and bakery products including fresh rolls and hot and cold pastries. The shop also stocks a large selection of cold drinks and a variety of wines, beers and ciders all at really great prices and with regular special offers. Customers old and young - and mentioning younger customers, returning students in the University Halls of Residences will find the shop your closest and best value convenience store - can keep up to date with all the latest offers and news via the

shop’s Facebook page at SparDruidHill I really wish Neil and his family every success with the new Post Office venture. The PO head office will be reviewing the success of the Stoke Bishop outlet after twelve months so there is a real will for it to succeed. I’m sure locals who already support the Spar will do likewise with the Post Office, but for those of us not living in Stoke Bishop then why not pop in and give it a try anyway? You will be greeted with a friendly smile and great service - and in doing so see what we can do to help retain this little but important piece of our suburban lives.

www.facebook.com/SparDruidHill Open 7.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Saturday and 7.00am to 5.00pm on a Sunday

• Are you concerned with the growing commercialisation of the Downs? "We are" Please let us have your views. • Stoke Lodge Town & Village Green application: awaiting Inspector’s verdict. SHOULD BE SOON. This mater needs to be resolved. • Student parking/student behaviour: We are working with other local councillors to arrange a meeting with the Vice Chancellor. Research shows other Universities work closely with residents; Bristol is proving hard to get involved, but we will keep up our demand for “Face to Face” talks. • Massive Attack concert: Debrief in course. PLANS ARE AFOOT FOR A RETURN NEXT YEAR! Your views are important. Please feedback issues to us. • Date for your Diary - Want to get more involved with local matters? Next Stoke Bishop Forum: 7pm 1st November at Stoke Bishop Primary. All welcome. Peter & John working together with Charlotte Leslie MP for the benefit of our area.


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Is a fear of flying stopping you booking your dream holiday? What can hypnotherapy help with? • Difficulties sleeping • Lack of confidence & self esteem • Achieving your goals • Public speaking anxiety • Exam / interview nerves • Anxiety, stress & tension levels • Fears and phobias • Weight management • Unwanted patterns of behaviour • Negative thought patterns • Stopping smoking • Pregnancy and childbirth •••

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All sessions are completely tailored according to your individual needs.

FREE relaxation CD included with your hypnotherapy sessions

Are you thinking about booking a half term holiday or even your 2017 summer holidays yet? For most of us this is something to look forward to however for some the thought of getting away is but a distant dream. I see many people who suffer from phobias, recent brain research tells us that about 1 in 10 people in the UK have some kind of phobia at some stage in their lives one of the most common being a fear of flying. If this fear is stopping you or affecting how and where you travel hypnotherapy may be the answer you are looking for to help you overcome your phobia. Holidays are also times when we want to look our best and now may be the time to work towards the “beach ready body” you would really like, with the help of hypnotherapy you can take control of your eating habits to lose weight and keep in control of what you eat and when you eat it. If you have not considered hypnotherapy before why not come along for a free initial consultation and I will explain how the brain works and how we may be able to help you to achieve the results you want in your life. Book your free initial consultation during June quoting “Bristol 8/9” and you will receive a £10 discount off each session. (Offer applies to all sessions and not just for help with phobias and weight loss.)

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their own decisions insofar as they can manage to. It is only at the point where the donor cannot manage to decide for A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables themselves, that the Attorney will step in someone to authorise a person of their to act. choosing, (their Attorney) to make Property and Financial LPAs give an decisions on his or her behalf. Many Attorney authority to decide and act in people have heard of Lasting Powers of property dealings, bank account Attorney but how do they work in practice, and what are the different types withdrawals or transfers, completing income and tax returns, claiming benefits of LPA that you can choose? and pensions, as well as on wider financial Two types of LPA matters. Managing financial affairs can be Of the two types available, you can opt to a complex business, and this LPA is used to protect the financial interests of the have just one, or both. donor. Health and Welfare LPAs concern With both types of LPA, any decision made decisions relating to medical matters, living arrangements, day-to-day care and by an Attorney must be made in the best interests of the donor. the wider social well-being of the person

I get by with a little help from my friends‌ appointing an Attorney

(known as the donor) who has appointed an Attorney. Most of us would want to be cared for by people we trust at times of vulnerability in our lives. This type of LPA allows an Attorney to make such decisions to the extent that the donor is not able to make them. This is important to note as, wherever possible, an Attorney must, by law, enable and assist the donor to make

Will I be giving too much control away? LPAs are important tools in protecting the interests of a vulnerable person, who may need to have decisions made on their behalf now or in the future. A donor can often be more reluctant to appoint a Health and Welfare Attorney than a Property and Financial Affairs Attorney, because welfare decisions can include deciding about the donor's medical care,


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and weighty issues such as whether the donor should go into residential care. If any concerns are raised about an Attorney's actions, the Court of Protection can intervene and investigate. Ultimately, the Court can remove the Attorney from post if it considers this to be necessary. In practice, any such concerns should be alleviated by the donor's choice of Attorney. A donor is advised to appoint an Attorney whom they know and trust, such as a close relative or friend. With the right arrangements in place, LPAs can provide great peace of mind by ensuring that the donor has help when needed. If no Attorneys are appointed and a person loses capacity, the alternative

process of applying to Court to have a Deputy appointed is a much more expensive and restrictive. Having no option but to go to the Court of Protection is something that can be avoided by taking timely and appropriate advice on the appointment of an Attorney and, importantly, the types of restrictions that should be put in place to give you peace of mind. If you would like further advice or information about how to appoint an Attorney, please contact Mary McCrorie on 0117 314 5368 or at mmccrorie@vwv.co.uk


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No Prize Quiz - answers on page 92 1.

How many books are there in a) the Old testament and b) the New Testament?

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What are the main ingredients of a) a White Russian, b) a Bloody Mary and c) a Moscow Mule

3.

Name the chat show host, the boxer and the two actors who feature on the famous album cover of ‘Band on the Run’ by Paul McCartney & Wings.

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Name the capital cities of a) Namibia, b) Ethiopia and c) Kenya.

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Name the three actors who played the ‘Three Amigos in 1986, and the three actresses who starred in ‘Nine to Five’ in 1980.

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What sport took place at Walthamstow until 1951, White City until 1978 and Wembley until 1971?

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Name the three “singer-songwriters” behind the 1996 football anthem ‘Three Lions’

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If you travel to London by train from these towns which mainline stations will you arrive at - a) Harwich, b) Wellingborough, and c) Arundel?

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Name these newsreaders, and in which decades did they first read the BBC early evening news?

10.

Place these five stratospheric layers in order starting with the closest to the earth - thermosphere, troposphere, exosphere, mesosphere and stratosphere.

11.

Put these French cities in order from north to south - Nantes, Toulouse, Montpellier, Paris, Dijon.

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Put these US cities in order from east to west - Phoenix, New York, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Nashville.

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In which decades did the following events take place - a) the death of Buddy Holly, b) the construction of the Berlin Wall, c) the publication of Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’, d) the Battle of Naseby, and e) Mallard set a new world of 126mph for a steam locomotive?

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In what year did tram operations cease in Bristol?


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Coaching with Anne Miller With the situation considered from various perspectives the options became clear and steps were identified to move forward and What do you do with your moral dilemmas? Do you ruminate, turning them over and over solve this moral dilemma. in your mind or do you share them with Just as it is vital for us as individuals for us to someone you trust? know our core values so it is for us in business. Arguably this may not make it any If you’re ruminating you will be aware of the easier for us to avoid moral dilemmas but it discomfort and the time and attention it is taking from you and are probably frustrated will make it easier to deal with them. It’s by it. Maybe you notice it impacting on your something that has come up for my business clients and in my mastermind groups and confidence and your effectiveness. the confidential environment provides the space to consider the situation from multiple What about moral dilemmas in business? perspectives. Only when these are laid out, questioned, challenged and fully understood Maybe they’re slightly different can the options be weighed and decisions made. What initially seems like a complex but they will be maze with no way out, opens up to give an heavily overview of options and consequences that influenced by inform our choices based on our values. your own personal sense I’ve noticed with clients sometimes that fears of morality. of having to behave out of their comfort zone The sharp (and many would argue immoral) tests their confidence that they will be able to stay true to their values and still achieve practices of some large businesses might tempt us to dismiss the concept of business the growth they want. In order to grow personally and professionally we must step morality but certainly for owner lead out of comfort zone but this does not mean businesses moral dilemmas are just as compromising our values. On the contrary I present in business as they are in general would assert that it is essential we stay true life. to our values if we are to grow and enjoy running a successful business. What is At one of my recent mastermind group for small business owners a member brought a success if it is not being happy? And how can we be happy if we are not honouring our moral dilemma. Our meetings are values? confidential and details can be discussed openly without fear of judgement or any Visit www.annemillercoaching.co.uk for details going beyond the room.

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What the member started with was a consultation Tel: 07722110228 complex tangle of information, thoughts and feelings. The group provided the environment where these could be opened out to reveal the different elements. Amongst them were potential conflicts of interest, potential for legal ramifications and very clear core values of responsibility and a sense of wanting to do the right thing by their clients.


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be printed out, unless the tenant consents to it being sent to him/her by email. The landlord also needs to be aware that retaliatory eviction is no longer an option. Up until now there have been occasions where a tenant has complained about the condition of the property to which the landlord’s response has been to serve a Notice Seeking Possession. It will be comforting for tenants to know that if they make a written complaint about the condition of the property the NEW RULES FOR LANDLORDS landlords will be unable to serve their John Todd of AMD Solicitors looks at Assured Shorthold Tenancies in the wake (Section 21) Notice within six months after service on the landlord of one of three of the Deregulation Act 2015 specified Local Authority notices, the most important of which is an improvement notice. Just when landlords thought their position could not be more restrictive or complex, the Clearly this means that the Local Authority will have to support the tenant’s complaint, Deregulation Act has imposed further but if the Notice is served after the complaint, restrictions. Although the Deregulation Act came into force in April 2015, it only applies it will be invalid if the complaint is subsequently upheld by the Local Authority. to new or replacement tenancies after 1 October 2015. The principal changes are:As stated above, the new provisions only apply to new or replacement tenancies after A new version of the Notice seeking 1 October 2015 but landlords will need to Possession. take care when considering service of a Notice Seeking Possession of the property 1. The Notice can no longer be served in the first four months of the tenancy. where the tenancy began before 1 October 2015 or after it. Landlords would be strongly advised to obtain specialist advice on their 2. The landlord must now, at the position before serving the required Notice. commencement of the tenancy, Equally, tenants who are served with a provide:Notice would be strongly advised to seek specialist advice as to whether the Notice is a) A gas safety certificate and valid or not. b) c)

An energy performance certificate.

Just one more cautionary note, which is that when seeking possession of a house in Service of the Government’s “ multiple occupation (HMO), there are How to Rent” booklet, which is additional conditions – following the Housing Act 2004 – and on which specialist advice only available in electronic form online and so will need to should be sought. AMD are pleased to advise in these situations and contact can be made with Chris Brown at our office at 2 Station Road, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9TT ( 0117 923 5562) or John Todd at our office at 100 Henleaze Road, Bristol BS9 4JZ (0117 962 1205).


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Library News Opening Times Henleaze Library Tel. 903 8541

Sea Mills Library Tel. 903 8555

Westbury Library Tel. 903 8552

Monday 11-5 Tuesday 11-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 11-5 Friday 1-7 Saturday 10-5 Monday 10-2 Tuesday 10-2 Wednesday 1-5 Thursday 1-5 Friday 1-5 Saturday 11-5 Monday 2-7 Tuesday 11-4 Wednesday 11-4 Thursday 11-4 Friday 11-4 Saturday 11-4

What’s Going On? You are never too young to use your local library Come along to one of our baby bounce and rhyme sessions with your baby to share favourite nursery rhymes. Sessions last around 30 minutes and are a great place to develop early language skills as well as meet others. Older siblings welcome too. Henleaze Thursday at 2pm, Sea Mills Tuesday at 1045am and Westbury Wednesday at 11.15am. Storytime sessions for toddlers from around 18 months - stories, rhymes and simple crafts / colouring. Henleaze Thursday at 11.15am, Sea Mills Tuesday at 10.45am, Westbury Friday at 11.15am.

Visit www.bristol.gov.uk/ libraries for more!

Friends of Sea Mills Library Over the last few months Friends of Sea Mills Library group have been working with the Neighbourhood Partnership Team to coordinate improvements to the outside of Sea Mills Library. In June the community pay back team painted the library railings and came back in July to paint the steps. The metal paint for the railings was kindly donated by Avonmouth Paint Supplies. The specialist non-slip white paint was purchased by FSML, along with brushes, etc. from the donations received at our monthly community coffee mornings; which take place on the third Saturday of each month in the library. The Neighbourhood Partnership Team also organised for two lovely flowering tubs to be installed by the council on the railings. The funding for this came from the Neighbourhood Partnership Clean and Green budget. In addition, Library Services recently replaced the temporary banner with a new permanent sign - all adding to the improvements to the outside of the library. Friends of Sea Mills Library was formed in May 2015 in reaction to the council consultation on the future of Bristol's libraries. We worked hard to promote the consultation in order to save our library. Following the success of the campaign we have continued as a group with the aim to improve and promote the library. As well as our monthly coffee mornings, we hold other events throughout the year. Please email us on contactus@friendsofseamillslibrary.co.uk to receive regular updates or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We are planning a community bulb planting day at the end of October, full details will be published nearer the date.


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The Veg Growers Diary - Reg Patch You may or may not have a gardening hero. For me it is first and foremost my dear old Dad who introduced me to the pleasures of gardening at a tender age, and that interest and passion has never left me. I have also been inspired and influenced by Joy Larkcom and the late great Geoff Hamilton. Joy Larkcom grows an amazing selection of vegetables and then writes about her experiences, sharing both her successes and failures. She also travels to remote parts of the world, to discover what other people are growing and brings back seeds, grows them in her own garden and works out which are worth growing in the UK, literally doing all the hard work for us. Joy pioneered the cut-and-come-again salads we now see packed in bags on our supermarket shelves, and through her testing of different varieties and blends and experimenting on when and how to cut them she was able to advise big scale growers. The wealth of her veg growing knowledge has seen her lecture all over the world and write many interesting articles and fascinating books. For several years she wrote in tandem with Christopher Lloyd for the Observer, what a dynamic duo they made. Any one of her books won't make the ‘coffee table’ read, as if like me, it will be out in the shed to be enjoyed right amongst the green stuff!

Geoff Hamilton was a committed and informed early advocate of the organic

approach to gardening and helped to dispel the rather widely held belief, that organic gardening was rather oddball. I have followed his organic principles all of my gardening life, and feel at peace with nature for doing so. He was a practical hands-on, down-to-earth sort of chap, always looking of ways to save money which is great in my book. He had a gentle humour and was a gardener we could all relate to, and inspired me to get out and have a go at growing my own organically. Readers of Amateur Gardening magazine nominated him as Gardener of The Millennium, but sadly the Royal Horticultural Society never formerly recognised his achievements in anyway shame on them! For me though, and I'm sure a great many gardeners worldwide, he is a legend in the horticultural world.

Book of the Month Creative Vegetable Growing Joy Larkom - £18.99 Joy shows us how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours and forms of vegetables, herbs and fruits to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardising productivity. Inspirational photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages, while a directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on cultivation. Beautifully illustrated with intricate plans of five types of potagers – formal, informal, small, urban and winter- add to the wealth of inspiration, and is literally a joy to read.

So… What's to be done in the veg plot in October, well yet again I will say all down to the weather, but with an Indian Summer forecast as I write this, and let's be fair things change and change drastically, just being outside on a dry day is champion at this time of year.


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An October sowing of peas under cloches can be made for a May-June crop, and in mild areas you can sow lettuce under cloches for Spring use. Finish cropping bean and pea plants, putting foliage on the compost heap but leaving their roots in the ground to release valuable nitrogen back into the soil, acting as a natural fertiliser. This is a good time to dig over the veg plot and top dress with the well rotted contents of your compost heap, a job I love… as too does the trusty Robin that is my constant garden companion.

Veg of the Month Potatoes… Easily grown, cooked in a variety of ways and enjoyed by many. If you do have the space for growing your own, rather than go for the usual variety try something a little different. Pink Fir Apple, Red Rose, Purple Peruvian, Russian Banana and Adirondack Blue couldn't get more unusual looking and have a cracking flavour. I'm afraid I'm a King Edward sort of chap, you know where you stand with that variety, in the veg plot and on your plate! This is the month of harvest and the time Mrs P expects me to stump up a colourful collection of fruit and veg for harvest festival. This year I've got a Bobby Dazzler of a pumpkin - I think regular watering has paid

off - and a good selection of marrows, squashes, beetroot, carrots and a rather weird mix of ornamental gourds which I must say Mrs P incorporates well in her floral creations. I've been to several flower shows this summer , and seen my fair share of misshapen veg and children's veg plots on a dinner plate, always a delight. I regret not taking my Bobby Dazzler as sure it would have won a prize. That will teach me, you've got to be in it to win it! Mrs P got a 1st for her exotic pineapple upside down cake, I had to get her to make several before I felt it a winner, ate the lot… Hard job and all that. Talking of floral creations, Mrs P often takes cuttings of shrubs and perennials to be grown on and enjoyed in the garden and cut for the home. I have a delightful old lady friend, who whilst on holiday with her dear husband, took a cutting of a rosemary plant which was growing up a Swiss mountain in the 1950’s. She has taken cuttings and perpetuated this plant ever since. That must be some sort of record - or proof of the love and dedication a true gardener can have, they are a particular breed. Enjoy your gardening as ever!


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Music with Duncan Haskell Album of the Month October Cartwheels by Ward Thomas (Sony Music / WTW Music) It’s testament to the genre’s meteoric rise that the presence of a UK country group at the top of the album chart hasn’t come as a giant surprise. The success of the ABC show Nashville, festivals such as Country To Country and the crossover appeal of artists like Taylor Swift has meant such an achievement had become something of a formality but that doesn’t mean it’s undeserved. Sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas clearly have the talent and songs required to capture this moment.

Next Step Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton If Ward Thomas are your entry point into the world of country and Americana then a varied river of treasures awaits. From the outlaws and traditionalists to modern heroes of the genre its riches run on and on. For now, and for this month’s next step, we’re turning to The Queen of Country herself, who is still riding the waves of her triumphant 2014 Glastonbury performance.

In 1971 Dolly was still best known for her partnership with Porter Wagoner, but Coat of Many Colors was the album which launched her as a bona fide star in her own right. The three tracks which began the album, the The opening pair of tracks, Carry You Home and title track, Traveling Man and My Blue Tears, Almost Easy, establish the formula for the album proved just how effective Parton could be as a - emotional but upbeat ballads that highlight the writer and performer. These seemingly simple sibling’s incredible harmonies, coupled with songs were imbued with her personality and polished production. This might not be the distinctive warble and presented memorable country of Loretta Lynn but it is immediate and moments that fans could sing along to. incredibly catchy. Guilty Flowers continues the trend of borrowing a little from The Lumineers This thread was present throughout the album. Ho Hey, but it’s impossible not to join in. By the time A Better Place To Live brought it to a Boomerang is a footstompingly rousing tale of close, with its memorable chorus, a template someone unable to leave behind a doomed (one which had already been hinted at with relationship. Jolene) was set that Parton would follow going forward. Ward Thomas fans will surely Hints of the pair’s more traditional origins appreciate Dolly’s mixture of pop and country. remain. The layers of production are stripped away on Proof and what remains is a simple Gig of the month guitar track and sumptuous vocals, a reminder Ward Thomas @ The Fleece, Tuesday 18th Oct. that the raw talent hasn’t been fully smoothed For the second month in a row our featured artist away. The title track presents the best balance just so happens to be performing in Bristol. of the two worlds, it swells in places and the Those vocals harmonies, so impressive on lyrics would fit a Katy Perry song but there’s also record, are even more mesmerising in the flesh a clear country heart to the song. and the intimate setting of The Fleece is the perfect place for the sisters to leave an In some ways it’s slightly contradictory that an audience with a night’s worth of hair-sticking-upalbum which will be remembered as a trailblazer on-the-back-of-the-neck moments. Catherine for its genre is also something of a dilution of and Lizzy refer to their voices as a ‘French horn that very style. By appealing to the many, whilst and a trumpet’, each one a finely-tuned not completely forgetting its maker’s origins, instrument ready to dazzle you with their Cartwheels has rightly grabbed considerable immense talent. attention and deserves to be heard. Duncan Haskell


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What’s On & Community News

Monica's Trust, Cote Lane, Henleaze BS9 3TN and begins at 7.00. Tickets ARE £ 10 Listings for community events, not-for-profit and are available from the University of the clubs and charitable activities are free of West of England tel 01173 282 067 or from charge. If you have something of this nature the UWE Ticket Store: http://store.uwe.ac.uk that you would like listed please get in touch and Bristol Soroptimists tel 01275 817271 or by calling 0117 259 1964 or 07845 986650, email liz@newcomb.org.uk email andy@bcmagazines.co.uk, or post details in to 8 Sandyleaze, WoT, BS9 3PY. Bristol Cabot Choir is delighted to welcome new members for all voice parts. Why not Details shown are accurate to the best of my come and sing with us for 2/3 ‘taster’ knowledge, but dates, times & locations may rehearsals before a simple audition? We change without notification. So if you are meet at Redland URC on Mondays at 7.30 unsure, and to avoid disappointment, please pm. FFI email admin@bristolcabotchoir.org, contact the organiser listed to double check. visit www.bristolcabotchoir.org; or find us on Facebook.

Theatre, Concerts & Music

It's Your Ceili! All dances called and live music provided by the Highly Strung Band. www.HighlyStrungCommunityBand.co.uk. Friday 4th November. 730pm to 1030pm. St. Alban's Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NU. All profit to St. Peter's Hospice. Licensed cash bar. Tickets £10 in advance e ticket: www.ticketline.co.uk Enquiries to Jill Elliot 01275 847 909 - 07515 904 707 Folk Evening featuring 'What the Folk' at St Mary's Church, Stoke Bishop on Saturday 22 jillyelliot@gmail.com October 7.30 - 10 pm. Light supper and ‘Babbers’ Radio Show every Monday from licensed bar. Tickets £10 available from midday to 2pm on Ujima Radio - 98FM. The Kate (0117 4010646), Cecilia (9629238) or show is organised and presented by older Alison (9629715) people for older people with the aim of helping to reduce loneliness and social Sat 15th October 3.30-4.30 pm. Tea Time isolation, however the topics we cover are Organ Recital at St Alban’s Church, interesting and relevant to all. Tune in, let us Bayswater Avenue, Westbury Park, with know what you think - info@ujimaradio.com Matthew Davies. Tickets available on the door at £5 (£3 for under 18’s) includes Castaway’s Choice with Dame Josephine afternoon tea and cake. Barstow . Dame Josephine’s international Bristol Soroptomists are mounting a concert career makes her a very familiar name to all opera goers. On Wednesday 19th October on November the 5th which will raise awareness and money for the Bristol charity Join her on a desert island, talking about her distinguished career and her music choices "Off The Record " This is a charity which supports the mental health of young people. in conversation with Andrew Borkowski with Friends of WNO at Redmaids High School The concert features Tim Lewis and Sheila at 7.15pm Tickets £5 and £7. Furneaux, the well known Bristol duo that is full of fun, recalling the hey day of Flanders Sat 5th November 7.30 pm at St Alban’s and Swan, together with the lively Show Church, Bayswater Avenue, Westbury Park Stoppers Choir from the UWE. The concert Master and Apprentice. The Palestrina titled Voices Unruffled is at Oatley Hall, St Jazz at the Village Hall - Saturday 8 October 2016 from 7.30 pm with Watermelon Jazz and the Dave Collett Trio. Ticket admission only £7.50 including supper. For tickets email enquiries@wotvillagehall.org or leave a message on 0117 9623399.


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What’s On & Community News Singers (Cardiff) directed by Will Stevens with Benjamin Teague (Organ) present an evening of choral music by Palestrina, Victoria, Howells and Britten including Palestrina’s Stabat Mater, Howells’ Take Him Earth for Cherishing and Britten’s Five Flower Songs Tickets available on the door at £10 (£6 for under 18’s) interval drinks will be served.

Saturday Oct. 15th at Westbury Parish Church. Baritone Elevenses with Bruce Saunders. A baritone recital at 11 am to include Vaughan Williams' 5 Mystical Songs. Bruce , one-time curate at Holy Trinity and now retired to the area, formed and conducts Nova, Bristol's early music choir. Come for coffee and cake at 10-30. Next Organ Elevenses : Saturday Nov. 5th with Nigel Nash. The Elgar Society is dedicated to promoting the works of Sir Edward Elgar, our greatest English composer. Our next meeting is on Saturday 29 October at 2.15 at the Bristol Music Club, 76 St Paul’s Road, BS8 1LP. Limited free parking is available at 1 Pembroke Road. Admission for visitors costs £3.00 including refreshments. Our Chairman Christopher Redwood will introduce us to the music of Stanford, the British composer who lived just before Elgar and who taught most of the composers of the following generation. He will also have signed copies available of his recent book on William Hurlstone, Stanford’s favourite student and one of the great ‘might-havebeens’ of British musical history if he had not died at the age of 30.

please contact 0117 973 7296 for further details . The Alpine Garden Society meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at Westbury Methodist Church, Westbury Hill, at 7.30pm. We have speakers on various topics, plant sales and social events. Visitors are very welcome at £2 a visit. On 21st October Paul Combleton will be sharing his experiences of the Wasatch and Ruby Mountains in the USA with us. University of Bristol Botanic Garden bring will be hosting “Drawing in the Glasshouses” with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup (Pick Up a Pencil group) from 12th October to 14th December, 11am - 1pm. Pupgroup is a drawing group led by Sheena Vallely, and this course, which is for all abilities, is designed to focus the mind, enhance awareness and banish old habits through a series of drawing exercises using quality materials, in direct response to the curated and living collection, with instruction and guidance by a qualified tutor. Limited to eight places. Cost £115. For more details contact University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, or visit www.bristol.ac.uk/botanicgarden

Fitness, Sport, Walking & Dancing

Free Flu Jabs for carers! If you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, you qualify for a free flu jab. This service is open to all unpaid carers including those who receive carers allowance. Flu jabs are now available at many community pharmacies as well as through your doctor’s surgery. For Gardening & Horticulture information about other support services for carers contact Carers Support Centre. The Clifton Garden Society invite you to CarersLine: 0117 965 2299 or visit come and join is as a new member. Monthly www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk. coach visits are arranged to great houses and gardens. There is a quarterly newsletter, Kingsdown Ladies Badminton Club in an annual holiday and a Christmas party. If Henleaze are looking to expand, and are you would like to join this friendly group aiming to recruit improvers/club standard


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improved movement, balance & fitness. All ages & abilities welcome. We are a friendly players. We currently have two teams local team of Chartered Physiotherapists playing in the Bristol league, and have plans with expertise in a variety of disabilities & to enter a third team. Come along and have medical conditions. We have a regular group some badminton fun. We play Sunday of local members but new people are always evenings 6-8pm at St. Ursulas E-ACT welcome. For more details please contact Academy, Brecon Road, Henleaze, Bristol Chris & Ali Cowley on 07971 086 628, email BS9 4DT. For further information contact healthyhydrotherapy@gmail.com or visit Pauline 07929 340 952 www.healthyhydrotherapy.co.uk. Morris Dancing - Bristol Morris Men welcome anyone who wants to try morris dancing. We practise on Thursday evenings in the Sports Hall at (QEH) Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital (School) at Berkeley Place, Clifton from 20:00 to 22:00 (ish). For more information please visit www.bristolmorrismen.co.uk or call Grant on (0117) 9442165 .

Westbury Park Tennis Club is a small, friendly tennis club with floodlights for year round play. We welcome members from 8 80. Adult open evenings on Tuesdays. Call Greg on 0117 9425168 for more information.

Tai Chi – These gentle movements can ease the body, quiet the mind and restore vitality. Local friendly classes with an experienced Pilates Classes running in the local area on teacher. Classes at all levels at The Tuesday's 9:30am (improver) / 10:30am Greenway Centre and other Bristol locations. (beginner) / 12:10pm (mixed ability) / For more details contact Karen on 0117 13:30pm (Postnatal) and on Wednesday 9424167, see www.taijiworks.co.uk or email 18:15pm (intermediate). For bookings please taijiworks@phonecoop.coop. call Leanne on 07817189474 / Email leanne@mindbodypilates.org, or for further Henleaze Tennis Club has vacancies for details visit www.mindbodypilates.org players of all standards and ages. Whether you are an established player looking for a Scottish Country Dancing for beginners and club, someone who is rusty or a student experienced dancers at St Monica Trust’s come along and try us out. FFI please visit Hall on Thursdays, 7.30 pm. New dancers www.henleazeltc.com or contact the welcome - come on your own or with secretary Philip Price Tel: 07787 566246 Efriends. Contact Margaret, 01275 794638 or mail: philpriceqs@gmail.com Graham 01275 854782, or visit www.rscdsbristolinfo.co.uk Ladies Keep Fit, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 am, at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze Westbury Scottish Club country dancing with our new instructor. This friendly classes for beginners at Leonard Hall, Trinity session, which has a dance element to it, is -Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Henleaze. suitable for all ages, levels, and abilities, Tel. Maggie on 01934 838175. Classes for including the older adult or young mum, who more advanced dancers at St Peter’s wants to maintain their general fitness, Church Hall, Henleaze. Tel. Cheryl on 0117 mobility, range of movement, and well 4012416. Every Tues 7.30 - 9.30pm. See being. New members welcome. £5:00 per www.wscbristol.co.uk for details. class, pay as you go - which includes refreshments. Ring 01454 618488, or Hydrotherapy Exercise Sessions - group email laili@tiscali.co.uk, or look up the exercise in lovely warm water at Southmead website www.exercisewithlailibrooks.com for Hospital's purpose built pool. Benefits full information; or just turn up. include relaxation, relief of pain & swelling,


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REMAP is a registered charity that designs and makes custom aids which enable a Tai Chi Classes for beginners - Get fit the disabled person to enjoy a better quality of Chinese way. For centuries the Chinese life. We design, make or modify equipment have practised Tai Chi as simple but to suit their specific needs. No charge is powerful form of exercise for strength, made for our services. Please contact us if balance and mindfulness. The Bristol School we can help - visit www.remapbristol.org.uk, of Tai Chi has lots of daytime and evening contact Colin 01275 460288 classes in Henleaze and Bishopston starting colin305@gmail.com or contact Ray 0117 from the 20 September. Any questions 9628729 rwestcott@blueyonder.co.uk contact Ben Milton telephone 0117 9493955, taichi@bristoltaichi.com or visit RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer www.bristoltaichi.com Programme). Do you like reading? Do you like helping children? If yes to both, you are just the sort of person we are looking for! If Volunteering & Charities you can spare a minimum of an hour a week to hear children read in a local school you Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s largest could make a huge difference. Volunteers do charity Christmas card organisation, selling cards on behalf of over 250 charities across not teach children to read, but spend time on an individual basis with them, hearing the UK. As usual we rely on volunteers who them read and talking to them about the give their time to support the work of the stories in their reading books. We want organisation. If you are able to help us staff children to enjoy books and reading, and our festive pop-up shop on Whiteladies Rd this season by volunteering for a minimum of individual attention is always a great way to do it. Volunteering is a great way to stay 9 hours please contact CFGC on 01264 active and to feel useful, so if you are 361555, or visit www.cardsforcharity.co.uk interested in joining us please get in touch. Contact Mina on 07860 669953, or explore Home Care in Bristol – Lay Assessors the website RSVP-west.org.uk needed to become involved in the RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme. Volunteers needed to support carers. Could Lay assessors are part of a team visiting you please help us develop and increase people in their homes across the city that have home care services, to talk to them and our support to carers, people looking after an unwell, disabled or elderly family member find out if the quality of the service is or friend in Bristol and South Glos? Could satisfactory. The Lay Assessor scheme you help us develop the support that carers works in partnership with the council and can access through their G.P. surgery and forms part of their monitoring process. This other sources? If you are outgoing and could voluntary role is interesting, rewarding and offer two mornings a month to meet, greet flexible. You would undertake an agreed and give information to carers when they number of visits in a specific period. Full visit their GP surgery, I would very glad to training is provided along with regular opportunities to meet and share experience hear from you. Full training and support for with other lay assessors. If you are interested this role is provided. Please contact me, Mike Hatch, GP Carer Link Volunteer on we would be pleased to talk about the 07503 577830: or please send an e-mail with scheme in more detail and will arrange to your name and telephone number to meet with you if you feel you would like to mikeh@carerssupportcentre.org.uk If you join us. Please email homecare@rsvpwest.org.uk or telephone 0117 922 4392 and look after someone who couldn’t manage without you, and would like some information leave your contact details and either Paula about our services for carers or would just or Ken will call you back.


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What’s On & Community News like someone to talk to about caring for the person you look after, please telephone our Carersline on 0117 965 2200 or visit www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk .

Friendship, Social and Support Groups The Discussion Group. Do you want something enjoyable to do on Monday mornings? If so why not join us. We are a small, mixed, convivial group who meet locally to discuss wide-ranging topics of mutual interest. We are currently looking for new members. If you are interested please call Bob Broomfield on 0117 9621061 or Alan Routledge on 0117 9682246 for further information. Do you, or does someone you know, need support following a relationship breakdown? Over the past 20 years Aquila has helped many people learn to cope and rebuild their lives following separation or divorce. Our next 8-week self-help course starts on Monday 26th September in Cotham, Bristol. The course is facilitated by a group of trained men and women who have all experienced broken relationships or divorce. If you would like to know more call Gill on 07807 058479, email bristol@hope-afterheartbreak.co.uk or visit www.hope-afterheartbreak.co.uk. The Senior Film Club meet on the 3rd Monday of month, 2pm St Peter's Hall, The Drive, Henleaze. On October 17th we'll be showing Billy Elliot - starring Julie Walters. Everyone is welcome to join us. Refreshments (Tea & Cake) £3.Transport offered by Dial-A-Ride, Tel 0845 139 875. The Senior Film Club is supported by the Home Instead Bring Joy Foundation. For further details, please ring 0117 989 8210. Westbury Park WI has changed its meeting day to the first Wednesday in the month. Guests are welcome, it costs £4 per session and it is possible to be a guest 3 times in a

year without having to become a member. We meet at Westmoreland Hall, Westmoreland Road, Redland from 7.30pm. Soroptomists International Bristol are part of a global organisation founded in Bristol for women from a wide range of professional and business backgrounds who have joined together to give Service, Friendship and have Fun. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Long Ashton Golf Club where we enjoy a two course meal with a speaker. For more details please contact our membership officer on 0117 9739894 or email gillbea@aol.com for more details. Pat-a-Cake Toddlers meet at Westbury on Trym Methodist Church every Tuesday during term time 1.15 - 2.45pm. We are a small friendly group who play, do craft and sing. Mums/Carers have a chance to meet over a cup of tea and a biscuit. For further information please contact Alison on 9629715. The Bristol and District branch of Parkinson's UK meet every first Saturday of the month at St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, BS9 3UN from 10am -12 noon. Carers, relatives, spouses and people with Parkinson's - all are welcome for a social and informative gettogether, with speakers from a variety of backgrounds with many diverse interests. Please join us. We also meet at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze, BS9 4NQ every second Friday in the month for an informal coffee morning from 11am. We are a friendly and supportive bunch, exchanging tactics, information and social banter! On the first Tuesday of the month the North Bristol Alzheimer Café opens at St Monica Trust, Oatley House Atrium restaurant, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3TN from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. We provide a relaxed, informal and safe space in which issues surrounding dementia can be aired. Our café is staffed by trained, caring and experienced volunteers. Every week refreshments are served and most weeks


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events this month. On Friday October 7th from 7.00pm – 8.30pm they are holding an live music is played. There is no charge to Owl Prowl. Dave Knowles from the Hawk and attend, free on-site parking is usually Owl Trust will lead this evening walk through available and the number 1 bus stops right Badock's Wood. We hope to find owls in outside. FFI or to register your attendance Badock’s Wood and an opportunity to meet contact Jacqui Ramus (Dementia Lead for St an owl close up. Meet at the Badock's Wood Monica Trust) on 07854 185093 / email Northern Gateway, Doncaster Road, jacqui.ramus@stmonicatrust.org.uk Southmead. Then on Friday October 14th from 7.00pm to 8.30pm “What’s in an Owl Bristol Grandparents Support Group gives pellet?” - Roger Moses from the Friends of support to grandparents who are estranged Badock's Wood. Following on from the Owl from their grandchildren due to family Prowl, Roger Moses will examine owl pellets breakdown. Family breakdown can be as a and explain what owls eat and how and why result of separation/divorce, alcohol/drug they produce pellets. This is an indoor event dependency, domestic violence within the in the Greenway Centre, Southmead. home, bereavement or family feud. We give All are welcome to both events support over the phone, via email, Skype and at our regular meetings held at 9, Park The National Trust Bristol Centre Talks Grove, Bristol. BS6 7XB. Tel 07773 258270 Programme 2016-2017 returns on Saturday more information or visit www.bgsg.co.uk 29th October with “Around the World in Eighty Plays” presented by Brian Freeland. Laugh, Live and Learn with Bristol U3A. If His talk is based upon the people, places you have retired from full-time work, and and adventures he encountered during eight want to take part in enjoyable learning with tours of the Indian sub-continent and two friendship and fun, we have a wide range of circumnavigations of the globe. Copies of groups with over 100 different activities, his book Around the World in Eighty Plays including art, computing, languages, music, will be available for sale following his talk. walking, and science. Come to one of our The talk will take place at 2.15 in the Hall at social groups - either at the Eastfield Inn, St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, WoT. A charge Henleaze, 10.30am on the second Thursday of £3 is made to both members and visitors and third Monday in every month, phone to help cover the costs associated with the Barbara 0117 9629331. Or at Browns talks programme. This charge includes the Restaurant, by the Museum, at 10.15am on provision of tea and biscuits at the end of the third Wednesday and fourth Thursday in each talk every month, phone Jenny 0117 9043697. Please visit www.bristolu3a.org.uk. The Bristol Branch of the English Speaking Union meets in the Apostle Room of Clifton Rotary Club of Bristol meet at the Bristol Cathedral at 7.15 for a 7.45 talk which ends Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF at by 9 pm. Entrance is £5. The aim of the ESU 7.00pm for 7.30 pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th is to encourage friendship and global Mondays and at 12.30pm for 1.00 pm on the understanding through English. On Thursday 2nd and 4th Mondays. Meetings start with a 13th October - “Round the World with Team meal and are followed by a speaker. New GB”. Clair Chapman was a member of the members are very welcome – for more crew, all amateurs apart from a professional details see www.bristolrotary.org or contact skipper, who sailed round the world (there Martina Peattie at peattie@btopenworld.com were several crews not all from GB) calling in at various ports, took part in the SydneyHobart Race, witnessed the loss of two Interest Groups members of other crews, and returned on July 31 to the Port of London. Then on The Friends of Badock’s Wood host two


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What’s On & Community News Tuesday 8th November “Shakespeare- alive and well ?”. His 400th anniversary will be discussed by Andrew Hilton, Director of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory with a couple of fellow actors. The Bristol Philatelic Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the meeting room of the United Reform Church at the bottom of Blackboy Hill (Whiteladies Road) starting at 7.30 p.m. Contact 0117 956 7853. Stoke Lodge History and Archaeology Group meet on the second Thursday of every month at the Friends Meeting House in Hampton Road, Redland, BS6 6JE at 7.30. We host a rich diversity of lectures. New members are always made very welcome. For further details please contact Annette Martin on 0117 979 3209. Saturday 22 October 10am-4pm How to shoot autumn pictures: photography workshop with Graham Parish. A not to be missed opportunity for a small group interested in plant and garden photography to spend a day working with a professional photographer. Join Graham for a guided walk around the Botanic Garden to identify autumn highlights and an opportunity to capture your own images with guidance from the tutor. The day will conclude with an informal, friendly discussion of your selected images and a chance to ask questions. Anyone wishing to improve their digital outdoor photography should benefit from this day. An understanding of the basics of photography would be an advantage. You will need to know the basic functions of your camera. 12 places available. Cost £45.00. For more details visit www.bristol.ac.uk/ botanic-garden, or tel 0117 331 4906.

of any level of ability are most welcome. For details contact Pete on 07870 589555. Got a speech to make? Bristol Speakers offers a relaxed environment to practise your public speaking. Learn how to construct and present a speech, gain knowledge from experienced speakers, conquer your public speaking anxiety. Most of all, practise in a stress-free environment where members give helpful feedback. It’s a well structured evening, fun and relaxed with a nice mix of people. Meeting 7.30pm alternate Mondays @ BAWA Southmead Rd. Contact Ben@Bristolspeakers.co.uk The Bristol Astronomical Society host a series of talks each week and we regularly get experts to talk about historical and topical aspects of astronomy, as well running hands-on demonstrations, activities, free Saturday observing sessions at our Observatory in Failand (weather permitting), and often stage "Star Parties" around Bristol and at Tyntesfield. All details are on our website www.bristolastrosoc.org.uk. All welcome, held at Bristol Photographic Society, Montpelier, BS6 5EE.

The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society's next lecture is on Monday 31st October at 7.45 pm in the Apostle Room of Clifton Cathedral in Pembroke Road, when Professor Peter Malpass will give a talk - 'The Growth of Victorian Clifton'. He will explain how most of Clifton was built in the Victorian period, on land belonging to four main owners, and look at the different ways these landowners responded to the opportunities presented by rising demand from the burgeoning middle class and in the process created a residential suburb quite unlike anything previously seen in Bristol. He will outline the nature of the development process and identify some of the builders involved, as North West Bristol Camera Club, are an well as show how house designs changed enthusiastic group of amateur over time, from the predominance of photographers who meet each Wednesday terraces to very large semi-detached and at 7:45pm at Westbury Fields. New members then smaller semi-detached as the market


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What’s On & Community News for really big houses moved further out of town. The Bristol Humanists is a local group for those who make sense of the world using reason & shared human values; who seek to live ethical lives on the basis of reason, humanity and respect for others; and find meaning, beauty, and joy in the one life we have, without the need for an afterlife. We meet every month on the third Monday at 7.30pm in Kingsdown. For more information contact Margaret Dearnaley on 07986 555817 (evenings and weekends only) or email bristolhumanists@gmail.com. Philosophy Discussion Group. We are a friendly and welcoming group who enjoy taking a turn to bring topic to share. We meet at 7 – 9pm every fourth Thursday evening of the month at Eastfield Inn, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4NQ, and 10 - 12 noon every second Friday morning of the month, also at Eastfield Inn, Henleaze. If you would like to be involved please contact Lorna Tarr on 0770 245 3827.

Mary Rivers at Equality Bristol, 07879 636663, or email merivers@hotmail com. Stoke Bishop Village Hall will be holding their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 12 November 2016 from 2 until 5pm. As usual there will be a wide variety of stalls. Why not come along and sort out your present shopping, or, even better, treat yourself. Admission is only 50p, with children free, and of course there will be the usual guiltfree refreshments with all proceeds going towards the ongoing improvements to your Village Hall. For more info please contact :stokebishophallbookings@yahoo.co.uk Christmas Card Craft Event - on Saturday 29 October come along to Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church and make your own Christmas cards. 2 card making sessions (£5.00 each) 10.30 - 12.30 or 1.30 - 3.30 with lunch (£5.00) 12.30 - 1.30. All materials and instructions provided suitable for age 5 upwards. Proceeds to Methodist Church Building Project. Tickets and further information available from Brenda (9500685) or Alison (9629715).

Decorating your life and home with beautiful, vibrant items that talk to you should be one of life’s little pleasures. Welcome to We Make Bristol. Our regular pop-up events showcase As a part of Healthy City Week 2016 The Equality Trust are screening free viewings of some of the amazing hidden talents of the Bristol area. Full of décor, art, textiles, “The Divide”, a powerful film by Katharine jewellery, artisan crafts and more, you won’t Round which tells the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in the USA be disappointed and won’t leave emptyand UK, where the top 0.1 per cent owns as handed. Meet the designers and learn the much wealth as the bottom 90 per cent. The story behind each hand-crafted, bespoke craft. Our next pop-up events will again be film highlights the toxic effects on divided held at Westbury on Trym Methodist Church communities, where both the rich and poor Hall, Westbury Hill on Sat 1st October, Sat struggle to live happy fulfilled lives. The 5th November and Sat 3rd December. For Divide creates a picture of how economic more details visit www.wemakebristol.co.uk. division creates social division. It serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning Charity Christmas Card Sale. Sat 15th that unequal societies are bad for all of us. October, 9.30-noon, Abbots Leigh Village This viewing, which will be followed by a Hall. Free admission. Coffee and homemade discussion of the issues raised in the film, cakes. Nicola 01275 374523. takes place at the Avonmouth Community Centre on Saturday 15th October at Craft Exhibition- Thurs 13th-Sat 15th October 6.00pm. For more details please contact

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Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN. Huge range of craft supplies plus demonstrations, workshops and more £8.00 adult / £7.00 concessions/Children under 16 free. www.Craft4Crafters.co.uk Ticket Line: 0345 3040222

Do please get in touch, whether you are interested in advertising, have an item or event that you think would benefit from a free listing, or if you have any comments or suggestions about the magazine - it is always good to receive any feedback.

The annual Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop opens for business on 19 October in Tyndale Baptist Church on Whiteladies Road and runs until 14 December. The shops will be selling a huge selection of charity Christmas cards, including cards from local Bristol charities BRACE and Great Western Air Ambulance, some of which feature Bristol winter scenes, as well as a lovely range of Christmas goods including wrapping, stocking fillers and small gifts. Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s largest charity Christmas card organisation, selling cards on behalf of over 250 charities across the UK. As usual we rely on volunteers who give their time to support the work of the organisation. If you are able to help us this season by volunteering for a minimum of 9 hours please contact CFGC on 01264 361555, or visit www.cardsforcharity.co.uk/ cards-for-good-causes-launches-charitycards-2016/

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A note about the free listings If you want to take advantage of these free listings to publicise a specifically dated event, show or concert that is taking place in the first half of the month then please do all you can to let me know well in advance so that I can publicise it in the preceding months magazine. Quiz Answers from page 56 1. 39 and 27; 2.a) Vodka and coffee liqueur, b) vodka and tomato juice, c) vodka, ginger beer, angostura bitters and lime; 3. Michael Parkinson, John Conteh, James Coburn and Christopher Lee; 4. a) Windhoek, b) Addis Ababa, and c) Nairobi; 5. Chevy Chase, Martin Short and Steve Martin, and Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda; 6. league speedway; 7. Ian Broudie, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel; 8. a) Liverpool Street, b) St Pancras, and c) Victoria; 9, Huw Edwards (nineties - 1999), b) Moira Stuart (eighties - 1989), and Robert Dougall (fifties 1955); 10. troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere; 11. Paris, Dijon, Nantes, Montpellier, Toulouse; 12. New York, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Dallas, Phoenix; 13. a) 1950’s (1959), b) 1960’s (1961), c) 1850’s (1859), d) 1640’s (1645), and e) 1930’s (1938); 14. 1941, following bombing by the Luftwaffe of the tram power supplies.

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Index of Advertisers Around the Garden

Computing, A/V & IT

Pet Care and Pet Services

Fencing

D & N Borderline

24

Computer Repairs

Fencing

E C Fencing

39

Finance, Legal & Business

Garden Design & Mtce

Meadow Landscapes

72

Accountancy

Walbrook Services

79 Pet Care Services

Garden Design & Mtce

Cathy Lewis

30

Accountancy

Avonhurst

14 Funeral Services

Garden Design & Mtce

Red Oak Landscaping

42

Accountancy

William Price & Co

79 Funeral Directors

Garden Maintenance

Blossom Gardening

89

Coaching

Anne Miller

Garden Maintenance

Graham Cook

91

Financial Advice

Grosvenor Consultancy

Garden Services

Declan McManus

4

Financial Advice

Wealth West

Manure & Compost

Mr Manure Man

91

HR Services

Louise Smith HR

Lawn Care

Lawnscience

19

Solicitors

Corfields

Plants & Garden Supplies

Garden Trappings

33

Solicitors

AMD Solicitors

Tree Surgeons

Crest Tree Services

68

Solicitors

Devereux & Co

Tree Surgeons

Neville Tree Services

24

Solicitors

Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Blinds & Shutters

UK Blinds Direct

73

Fitness, Beauty, Sport & Leisure Yoga

Sara-Jo Cameron

Bathrooms & Wetrooms

Paul Whittaker

14

Complementary Therapies Celeste

62

Bathrooms & Wetrooms

Three Sixty Services

72

Self Defence

Bristol Krav Maga

77

Tennis Clubs

Redland Green Club

71

Around the House

Carpets and Flooring

Choice Carpets

23

F.A.B. IT Rescue

27 Veterinary Care Pet Care Services

59 Property & Accommodation 38 Estate & Letting Agents 47 Estate & Letting Agents 35 Estate Agents 2,3 Estate Agents 60 Estate Agents 62 Support’d Shelter’d 44, 45 Housing Schools & Education 62

Cleaning Services

Carmens Cleaning Services

32

Personal Training & Gyms Clifton College Sports Ctre

16

Cleaning Services

32

Hairdressing & Salons

89

Cleaning Services

Henleaze & Bristol Carpet Cleaning Bonne Fresh Clean

91

Gifts, Arts, Food & Retail

Cleaning Services

Oven Cleaning Bristol

32

Photography Classes

Pocket Money Photography

15

Cleaning Services

Oven Gleamers

46

Art Classes

Johnathan Camp

15

Evans Hair Design

Cleaning Services

Home Gleamers

53

Patchwork

Furniture

Gareth Jones Furniture

35

Food Retail & Restaurants Molesworth Butchers

Handyman Services

JD Handyfix

62

Food Retail & Restaurants Manna

67

87

Food Retail & Restaurants Prego

26

Handyman Services Handyman Services

A & D Handyman Services Tony Anderson

Handyman Services

Richard Teale

Upholstery / Soft Furn

CAP

4

Cakes

Little Gem's Cakes

23

91

Cakes

280 Bakes

19

Retail Outlets

The Mall

85

Clevedon Salerooms

17

Julie Anne Palmer Jewellery

23

5

Upholstery / Soft Furn

Nice Things for Nice Homes

87

Window Cleaning

AquaTec

33

Jewellery & Gifts

Cleaning Windows

85

24

Auctions and Salerooms

Window Cleaning

Poppy Patchwork

62

Jewellery and Gifts

Kemps

58

53

Paws2Park

62

Friends 4 Paws

91

R Davies & Son

46

Maggs & Allen C J Hole Leese & Nagle

Ocean

12 50, 51

Abbeyfield

65

Redmaids High School

Schools

QEH

13

Pre-School & Nursery

Brentry & Henbury Children's Centres Bristol Adult Learning

21

Electrical Services

Daley Electrical Services

15

Electrical Services

MB Electrical

23

Electrical Services

Lek Trix

72

Painting & Decorating

91

Painting & Decorating

Sarah's Decorating Services Top Notch

Painting & Decorating

James Fox

14

Plastering

A & P Plastering

91

Plastering

Artform Plastering

62

Plastering

McCall Plastering

15

Plumbing & Gas

J Presland

39

Plumbing & Gas

Peter Harris

85

Plumbing & Gas

S & P Plumbing Services

33

Plumbing & Gas

Appliance Services

24

Plumbing

A & D Plumbing Services Bristle Chimney Sweeping Shaun Doughton

87

Man & Van

62

Autotec

93

Adult Education

7

81

Trades

Cad-Plan

Plant Hire

Mark's Mini Diggers

33

Home Care Services

Bristol Chiro & Pregnancy Clinic Premier Homecare

Building & Construction

BS7 Driveways

33

Home Care Services

St Monica Trust

29 Rubbish Clearance

Building & Construction

Garcia Building Services

73

Home Care Services

Home Instead

39 Cars & Motoring

Building & Construction

A & C Construction

68

Complementary Healthcare The Chiron Centre

Garage Doors

Up & Over Doors

42

Footcare

Bristol Foot Clinic

70 Driving Instructors

Chris - ADI

Home Energy Efficiency

Urbane Eco

57

Massage Therapists

Keon Williams

89 Motoring Services

Slide

Property Maintenance

Prime Maintenance

31

Alexander Technique

David Harrowes

14

Property Maintenance

A & S Property Services

25

Hypnotherapy

Solutions Hypnotherapy

43

Property Maintenance

Ace Preservation

70

Chiropody & Podiatry

Sarah Walton

32

Property Maintenance

MSP Maintenance

70

Chiropody & Podiatry

Kathleen Nicholas

27

Windows & Doors

Avonmouth Windows

42

Windows & Doors

Crystal Clear

11

Chiropractors

83

Richard Harding

Architect Services

5

86 54, 55

Schools

Chimney Sweeps

Healthcare Services

Building Services

Viking Vets

5 Chimney Sweeps

5

62 91

48, 49 Waste & Rubbish

9 Garage Services

5 36, 37

Deadline for inclusion in the November issue October 15th. Latest.

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Profile for Andy Fraser

The Bristol Nine Magazine - October 2016  

A community magazine for the residents and businesses of Bristol BS9 - and beyond

The Bristol Nine Magazine - October 2016  

A community magazine for the residents and businesses of Bristol BS9 - and beyond

Profile for bs9andy