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Monday October 30th Wessex Stationary Engine Club talk the engineer, John Padmore of Bath, by Tony Coverdale, 7.30pm, Old Down Inn, BS3 4SA, all welcome, free entry. Details: 01225 754374. Tuesday October 31st Camerton Community Hall Hallowe’en Family Party, spooky disco, fancy dress and scary food plus lots of fun games, 5-7pm. Details: Thursday November 2nd Congresbury Horticultural Society meeting, orchids, a practical demonstration by Ian Parsons, Congresbury Methodist Hall, 7.30pm, new members always welcome. West Mendip Walkers strenuous circular walk 8.5 miles from Monksilver, OS Map Ex OL9 ST073375, start 10am, park near Notley Arms. Details: Tony Strange Tel: 01934 733783/07415 517355 or St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice information event coffee and cake to find out about their amazing services and how as little as an hour a month or less could help, Morland Room, Redbrick Building, Glastonbury , BA6 9FT, 10.30-12.30, all welcome. Friday November 3rd Redhill Club Open Mic Night (BS40 5SG), hosted by Jerry Blythe, starting at 8pm, join us and unwind with an evening of live music, acoustic singersongwriters at their very best. Details: Jerry 07900 587646. Pro-life Art Exhibition at 14th century church of St. Philip and St. James, Norton St. Philip, Nr. Bath, BA2 7LY, 10am-4pm, admission free. Chew Magna Society fireworks, Chew Valley Rugby Club, gates open at 7pm, display starts at 8pm, tickets £4, £2 for 5-11-year-olds, U5s free, bar, hot food, candyfloss , glow sticks for sale and a teacup ride for the little ones. Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th Cam Valley Arts Trail, fifth anniversary celebration, with 40 artists and crafts people, 11am-5pm. Details: Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th Mendip Christmas Fair, Aldwick Court Farm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 10am-3.30pm, entrance £4, children free, free parking. Details: or on Facebook Saturday November 4th Mendip Society walk Ashton Court over the Suspension Bridge to Clifton, meet at 1.30pm in the Church Lodge car park (parking £1.20) off the B3128 near to The Ashton (BS41 9LX) ST 557 713, a fivemile walk of parkland, Georgian Clifton, the Downs and the Suspension Bridge. Details: Gill 01934 742508. Craft Fair, Chilcompton village hall in aid of St. John's Church, Chilcompton, 10am-4pm, a wide range of stalls offering beautiful hand-crafted goods perfect for Christmas gift ideas and delicious refreshments available throughout the day. Shepton Mallet Fireworks and Bonfire Night. Starts 7pm. Run by Rotary Club of Shepton Mallet. West Shepton Playing Fields. Kingfisher coffee and cake morning to raise money for Macmillan Nurses and Children’s Hospice South West, 9.30-12.30 at their East Brent showroom. Sunday November 5th Meningitis Now nearly new sale, Ubley Village Hall, BS40 6PN, 2pm-3.30pm, good quality baby and children’s clothes, equipment and toys, refreshments PAGE 120 • MENDIP TIMES • NOVEMBER 2017

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available. Details: Kate 01761 221444 or Sarah 01761 220063. Wednesday November 6th Knit and Chat. The Shepton Mallet group has a new date and a new venue: every Monday 10.30-12 at the SWEDA offices, Park Road, Shepton Mallet. All standards welcome. Ffi: visit Facebook (Knit & Chat, Shepton Mallet) or email Eileen ( or Cathy ( Irish Square Dancing to traditional Irish music. With Maddy Knight, teacher/caller. Every Monday 7.309pm, The Granary, The George Hotel, Frome. £3 per Class. Ffi: email: or Tel: 07969 127435. Tuesday November 7th Congresbury Over-60’s Club social afternoon – meet up for a chat with friends, Congresbury War Memorial Hall, 2.30-4pm. Details: 01934 832004. The Arts Society Mendip Jane Austen; Letters, life and lesser known works by actor and writer Karin Fernald, Bath & West Bar & Restaurant, B & W Show Ground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN, 11am, guests welcome. Details 01934 862435. Wednesday November 8th Nailsea Horticultural Society AGM Nailsea United Reformed Church Hall, 7.30pm, followed by a talk on Tickenham Violets by Joan Chapman. There is no admission fee and free refreshments will be available. All members and others will be made very welcome. Thursday November 9th West Mendip Walkers moderate circular walk 6.5 miles from Gooseham Mead, OS Map Ex 154 ST438639, start 12.30pm, park free CP. Details: Jenny Nicholas Tel: 01934 853639/07803 722878 or Wells Cathedral Vicars Choral commemoration concert, a candlelit concert featuring a selection of some of the finest cathedral music for men’s voices and arrangements of popular songs, 8pm-9.30pm, tickets £15 from 01749 672773, Friday November 10th to Sunday November 12th Bishop’s Palace, Wells Christmas Artisan Markets, 10am-4pm. Details: Friday November 10th Fashion Show, 7.30pm Cheddar village hall, tickets £5 from Katie-Boo (£6 on the night) to include a glass of wine, with stunning local models, craft stalls and beauty treatments to browse after the show, charity raffle lots of fantastic prizes. Saturday November 11th Wells Cathedral Act of Worship at the Clock for Remembrance Day, 11am-11.30am, all welcome. Details: Trinity Singers concert in collaboration with Churchill Academy Chamber Choir, All Saints Church, All Saints Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 2NL, 7pm, tickets £5.50 to £8.50 available from Positickets or on the night on the door. Mendip Society walk Yarley Hill and Fenny Castle, meet at 1.30pm at Henton Village Hall, on the B3139 (BA5 1PD) ST 496 453, a five-mile walk over Yarley and Bower Hills with views to the Mendips and Poldens. Details: Brian 01749 672457. Draycott Quilters Quilt Exhibition and sale of handmade gifts in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, 10am4pm, Draycott Memorial Hall, Latches Lane, Draycott, BS27 3UE, admission £3.50 includes tea and homemade cake. Details: Wells and Mendip Museum, learn to make paper, 10am to 4pm. £60, to include lunch, tutor Clare Colby, numbers limited. Details: 01749 671770.

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Blagdon Weston Hospicecare support group Christmas Fair, Blagdon Club. Details: Angela Smythe 01761 462601or Tina Smith Congresbury Singers, Love’s Old Sweet Song, 7.30pm in the Old School Rooms, Congresbury, with many old favourites and the chance to join in some familiar choruses, tickets £8, including refreshments afterwards, available from the Post Office or on the door. Eat Cake by the Lake at the Somerset Earth Science Centre, Moons Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, BA3 5JU, 11am-3pm, cakes, refreshments, crafts, Teddy bears, cards and books, a great opportunity to visit the centre and raise money for Dorothy House Hospice. Details: Mary 01373 812655. Somerset Plant Heritage at Edington Village Hall TA7 9HA, 1.30pm members’ plant sale, 2pm, “Weeds and their Control” with Adrian Hutchinson, all welcome, visitors £4. Details: 01278 451631. Congresbury Book Sale 9am-1pm at War Memorial Hall, good quality books, jigsaw puzzles, dvds, cds and talking books. Two minutes silence outside the hall at 11am for Remembrance Day. Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society presents Bach's Magnificat, the Vivaldi Gloria and his Concerto in A minor for strings, Wells Cathedral, 7pm, tickets £10 £25, cathedral shop box office 01749 672 773. Sunday November 12th and Monday November 13th Harptree History Society free 20th anniversary exhibition celebrating more than 1,000 years of local history, East Harptree Theatre, Sunday 11.30am-5pm, Monday 3.30pm-6.30pm. Sunday November 12th Wells Cathedral Remembrance Sunday, Duruflé Requiem at Choral Evensong, Wells Cathedral, 3pm4pm, all welcome. Details: or call 01749 674483. Monday November 13th Mendip Folk Dance Club meet at St James Church Hall Winscombe, BS25 1AQ, 8pm-10pm, no experience necessary, £3 on the door. Congresbury Memorial Hall Club friendship evening with a game of Bingo, non-members welcome, 8pm at Congresbury War Memorial Hall. Tuesday November 14th Clevedon Art Club Margaret Micklewright will present “Turning Point”, Clevedon School Sixth Form Centre, 7.30pm, non-members £3 at the door. Wednesday November 15th Wells Cathedral Modern Slavery “A Curse in our Age” free workshops and speakers exploring the challenges of modern slavery at a local level, 2pm4pm. Details: or call 01749 674483. Langford Vets Farmers’ Meeting, practical lambing day for sheep, goat and alpaca owners, £90, 10am, Langford Vets, BS40 5DU. Details: Mendip Society work day, Sladers Leigh nature reserve, meet in National Trust car park BS25 1DH. Details: Judith 01725 87428. Thursday November 16th Taize’ vigil at St James’ Priory, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NZ, with Brother Paolo of Taize’, song practice at 6.30pm, service starts at 7.30 pm. West Mendip Walkers moderate circular walk 10.8 miles from St Andrew’s Church, Backwell, OS Map Ex154 ST493683, start 10am, roadside parking near church. Details: Kimberley Myers 01934 734608/07809 433627 or Wells Cathedral free Bach Complete Organ Works: Recital 18, 1.05pm-1.45pm. Details: or call 01749 674483. Inner Wheel Club of Wrington Vale, Soup and Pud Lunch, followed by tea or coffee, St James` Hall,

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Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas

Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas