When the Chantry was being built the Duke of Buckingham owned the Manor House in Thornbury and started major building works there in 1507 and 1508. In 1510 he was granted a licence to create battlements and turn it into a castle. This was a relatively peaceful time in our history and historians have argued about the nature and purpose of Thornbury Castle. The Castle was never finished as the Duke was executed for treason in 1521!


Buckingham Room

The Buckingham room was last painted in 2002 so take your sunglasses with you when you go as it now has a new coat of white paint. There is now new LED lighting paid for by the Co-op, and new blackout curtains donated by the Wellbeing Group. If you or your group would like to donate to a particular project we would be very grateful.

Toilets Update

Thornbury Lions have generously donated £700 and a gentleman donated £50 towards our toilets so we now have £1850 towards our £3000 target.


In the future if you book a Talk/Course/Event with us we will do our best to advertise it for you on this page which has a wide circulation.

MINDFUL MEDITATION Beginners Course 6th April 7pm-8pm. £50 for 5 weeks with Matt Albury. Ring 07758313242 for this and future courses.  

WRITE-a writing course with a new topic each week Tuesday 10th April 7-9pm. £60 for 6 weeks with Sarah. Ring 01454 411536 for this and future courses.  

CANDLE MAKING Saturday 5th May 10am-12.30am or 1.30pm-4.00pm. £29 to learn to make 3 different styles of perfumed candle and take away with you. Mount Cottage Crafts Ring 01454 413103 for this and future courses.


QUIZ NIGHT THURSDAY 17TH May at 7.30PM Come and test your knowledge at our monthly Quiz.

£1 per person and up to 4 in a team, bar open. TBC please call to confirm event is taking place

Thank you all you kind folk who have given us INDOOR PLANTS, VASES, CUTLERY and MUGS and TEA SETS; keep them coming.

WANTED---CHINA TEA SETS, SERVING PLATES and Cake forks. Then we can offer Afternoon Teas in the future.

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