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New Year 2011 Newsletter
Registered Charity No. 1066961
13th January 2011 February 10th 2011
Bristol in the 1950s The Market Gardens of
A look back 60 years to when Bristol South Gloucestershire
had no traffic congestion, and the world Richard Spalding looks at a local
was still in black & white! industry that's still thriving.
With Mike Hooper.
March 10th 2011
Household Electrical Appliances of a Bygone Age All talks are held in the Quaker Meeting House
Peter Lamb shows how laboursaving devices Beckspool Road, Frenchay
transformed housework. Starting at7.30pm
This is the Sawyer Memorial Lecture
We were part of the exhibition to celebrate the We have been able to help a number of Television
history of Frys that was staged at Somerdale programmes of late. Jimmy's Food Factory
last August. It was so successful that Cadbury's Christmas Special includes chocolate, and we
have decided to repeat it, so come to the Fry Club supplied them with images of Joseph Fry (who
at Somerdale and see displays ranging from the made the first chocolate bar in 1847).
world's oldest bar of chocolate, to the story of a Also "Time Team" with information about Walton Farm,
Fry's Angel who became a national singing Hambook (demolished to make way for the Ring Road)
sensation following her win in a singing when during an exploration of caves on the Somme
Bristol in 1914.
they found graffiti relating to Albert Flux who lived there.
The exhibition is on Wednesday 26th to He died on the Western Front in March 1918.
Sunday 30th January inclusive, and the
opening times are 10 - 6. It's free admission,
and you get a bar of chocolate on the way out!