What a glorious summer we had this year and our lovely garden was used for several different events. A Yurt arrived for a wedding which took up much of the garden and the Thornbury U.3.A. celebrated 20 years with a picnic and wonderful music from local musicians. Thornbury in Bloom chose a beautiful sunny day to entertain the Judges and people who had helped them throughout the year. The Downpour Theatre Company entertained us in the garden with a presentation of ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl in August when we were delighted to have 150 people in the audience.
Work has started on the restoration of the windows and we have launched our ‘Pots of Paint Appeal’ to coincide with that. There is still time to donate to this important ongoing project by the following.
1. Pay by Bacs account, details are Barclays Bank P.L.C. Sort code 20 13 34 account no 20590460 and please put Pots of Paint Appeal as reference.
2. Send a cheque to us at the Chantry made payable to Thornbury and District Community Association and post it to the address below.
3. Call in the office weekday mornings.
The Garden Room
Work has started on giving the Garden Room a facelift and Dave, our new treasurer has re-designed the old bar so that all the drinks can be locked away and the room can be let out at any time for daytime or evening events now. The red curtains have gone and are replaced with linen roman blinds and the old chairs have been stripped of their old red cushions and painted a. The stools have been covered in beautiful pale green velvet and there are extra tables so that we can have 50 people sitting down to eat. Sounds inviting doesn’t it? Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard and made this possible.
In the future if you book a Talk/Course/Event/Club with us we will do our best to advertise it for you on this page which has a wide circulation.
THORNBURY and SOUTH GLOS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Wednesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm in the Buckingham Room
New members are welcome who have an interest in Amateur Radio and Technology. Interests include building kits, computers, morse and operating using H.F, V.H.F. etc. The club is also a registered Examination Centre and conducts courses as and when needed. For more information ring the chairman 01454 501213 or 01454 611615, check our web page or better still pop in on a club night where you will be made very welcome.
CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP Saturday 6th October £35 10am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-4pm
A fun and informative morning or afternoon session learning the basic skills to create 3 different scented soy wax container candles (ideal as handmade Christmas presents!). All materials and tools provided plus unlimited tea coffee and biscuits. For more information and booking visit or Telephone 01454413103
FUNDRAISER QUIZ NIGHT THURSDAY November 15th at 7.30PM Come and test your knowledge at our monthly Quiz.
£1 per person and up to 4 in a team; bar open.
THORNBURY AND SOUTH GLOS MODEL RAILWAY CLUB WEEKEND 17th and 18th November Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm Admission Adults £5, Children £2, Family (2+2) £10
All rooms in the Chantry will have a variety of working model layouts featuring traditional steam, diesel and electric options. Traders will be selling new and pre-owned items. Experts will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions.
TRADITIONAL FIREWORKS NIGHT Monday 5th November at 6pm fireworks at 7pm
Keeping to the traditional night for celebrating Fireworks Night on 5th November we invite all ages to join us. The bar will be open, mulled wine will be served and there will be hot dogs using delicious sausages from our local butcher.
Advance tickets £4 adult, £2.50 child. Tickets on the gate £4.50 adult, £3 child.
Tickets available from the Chantry office or the Town Hall.
COLLECTABLES and CRAFT FAIR Saturday 8th December 10am—2pm. Come and see the changes we have made and enjoy browsing the wide array of stalls around the building. Enjoy a coffee, tea or something stronger in our newly refurbished Garden Room.
Items for our Fair on December 8th always welcome including any type of jewellery.
WANTED--- Any spare bottles of wine, spirits etc that we can use as prizes for raffles. email; 01454 414268