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What's On in Bleadon? Events and Activities Blog, Calendar or also see What's New 

 

See here for local events and activities posted (not chronologically) below the calendar, feel free to comment on them if you like.The event information shown is accurate to our knowledge however, it is advisable to check with the organiser before travelling.

 

Also click here for regular events, activities and users of the Coronation and Jubilee Halls (also for Hall Bookings and information) and here is What's On @ The Halls and  What's on in North Somerset or Visit Somerset Official Tourism website

Calendar is above and Blog below here.  

Please read our latest posts below (not in chronological order) and comment on them if you like. If you want to add a new blog topic of your own choosing just email me the content or use the contact page and I will post it asap. You may be also interested in our Be Involved, Whats New, Neighbourhood Watch or Classified/Lost and Found blog pages and please remember that historical posts can be viewed by selecting the drop down menu at the top of the blog home page. 

 

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Bleadon May Day Fair 2023

Posted on 11th April, 2023

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Gates open 11am-4pm on Monday 1st May 2023 - Admission £2 for all over 2 years

 

"After a three year pandemic break Bleadon is now getting ready to celebrate the arrival of summer with the return of our annual May Day Fair on Monday 1st May. There will be some changes this year, with some new attractions and activities to enjoy. Plus the return of some long established May Day favourites."

 

More information from BVN125

 

"Some things have yet to be confirmed, but so far we can promise: .

  • Live music from Start of Time - a local band who have been regulars at the Queens Arms open mike nights
  • Weston Karate Club demonstrating their skills and inviting audience participation
  • Art Show by Bleadon Art Group in the Jubilee Room
  • Toy stall (previously loved toys)
  • Refreshments in the Coronation Hall
  • Licenced bar - beers, cider, wine, soft drinks
  • Hot food stalls outside
  • Cakes and home produce
  • Games to test your luck and skills

"At the time of writing in late February we have yet to confirm a number of other attractions, including: .

  • Chalice Morris Men
  • Plants stall
  • Weston Woodturners
  • Flowers in the Church"

Call for Helpers

 

"We always need plenty of helpers before and on the day. To put up gazebos, tables and chairs and then to put them all away. To man the gates, stalls and games throughout the day. We usually get over a thousand visitors on the day, so everyone is kept busy. lf you can help please message Keith to let him know on O7757 012 862 or email keith.pyke@btopenworld.com"

Kings Coronation Events in Bleadon

Posted on 11th April, 2023

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Friday 5th May - Monday 8th May - Various locations in Bleadon

 

More information will be posted as it is made available but as per issue 125 page 22 of Bleadon Village News, "save the dates and watch out for more information and how to attend events on posters and social media" 

 

Friday 05 May 23Village progressive supper - exciting event where we eat together to raise money for local charities
Saturday 06 MayKing's Coronation - Judging of best dressed house - start planning your Royal house now (sponsored by Escape Salon)
Sunday 07 MayStreet Party followed by Live Music into the evening
Monday 08 MayCommunity Day - Litter pick and garden revamp

 

Any queries email bleadoncoronation@gmail.com

 

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Remembrance Grove Park 2022

Posted on 13th November, 2022

 

Sunday 13 November - Remembrance parade and service in Grove Park from 10am-11:30am. An Order of Service has been produced.

 

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Weston Town Council Information:

"Weston-super-Mare will again fall silent 13th November at 11:00am to remember those who have served the country through our Armed Forces. Grove Park will be packed with thousands of people for Remembrance Sunday.

 

A parade of cadets, military personnel – past and present – scouts and guides will set off from the High Street on Sunday at 10.25am, accompanied by Weston Brass Band.

 

A service, featuring hymns, wreath laying and the national anthem will follow.

 

A two-minute silence will be observed at 11am.

 

People attending the service at Grove Park are asked to print off or even better read from their phone an order of service, which can be found here – Remembrance 2022-Order of Service to ensure there are enough copies for everyone and to save the environment.

 

A field of remembrance will be set up to the right of the war memorial, where people are allowed to leave tributes to the fallen. However, organisers ask that this is not done during the service.

 

Weston Town Council provides the Service for Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial Grove Park Weston-super-Mare. Remembering People from Weston-super-Mare who fell in the Great War." (PDF)

Previous year's videos, stories and related information can be found on BOB's  Remembrance page.

 

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Bleadon Jubilee bunting making session on 5 May from 2 - 4 pm in the Church Room

 

"The Parish Council is asking for 500 metres of bunting to join up the Coronation Halls with the Church Room and the path to the Church. We will be cutting up material for flags but there are/will be more Bunting Making packs for you to be able to contribute to the project from home.

 

Please come along or call me. Sara Hughes 811008 for Flag or Bunting Making packs.

 

Thank you for your help with this Community Project."

 

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Bleadon Silent Auction

Posted on 8th March, 2022

Silent Auction for Halls

SAVE THE DATE - Silent Aution

Saturday 26th March 2022 7pm-10pm

 

Tickets 2.50 each - to include a Ploughmans Supper, available from:

  • Bleadon Farm Shop
  • Betty Patterson 812 183
  • Rachel Leaman 07772 610058

Raffle and Bar

Donations of any good saleable items would be be greatly appreciated.

For further information please call Betty or Rachel on the above numbers

 

All proceeds in aid of our new kitchen in the Coronation Hall

Remembrance Service Grove Park 2021

Posted on 14th November, 2021

 

Sunday 14 November - Remembrance parade and service in Grove Park from 10am-11:30am.

 

Other services confirmed so far in Somerset can be found here.(PDF).

 

Previous year's videos, stories and related information can be found on BOB's  Remembrance page.

 

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Celebrating Christmas at Bleadon Church

Posted on 16th December, 2020

 

 

 

"Celebrating Christmas at Bleadon Church

 

As we send this card out there is still considerable uncertainty about what we are allowed to do to celebrate this special time. However this is what has been arranged.

 

1. Our aim is to hold some of our traditional services in one form or another. 

 

2. We will keep the church website constantly update with what is happening.

 

3. You can phone our church wardens (see leaflet above)

 

4. There will be updated notices outside the church.

 

Whenever or however we can meet we trust that Christmas will be a time of joyful celebration for us all."

 

Remembrance Sunday November 2020

Posted on 8th November, 2020

 

 

As this year's public Remembrance gatherings have been cancelled due to the government's COVID19 policy restrictions, you may like to reflect on the events, activities and publications that have taken place over the previous years.

              Jocelyn's Remembrance Page, linking to events, stories, film, photos, books, wellbeing, songs, support, charities and more.
Pat's hand built Individual Remembrance Crosses as displayed within Bleadon in various locations from 2014-2018 

 

Below is last year's Sunday 10 November Remembrance parade and service in Grove Park (1hr 15mins)

 

 

 The 2018 Remembrance Service can be seen here.

 

BleadonBOB home page

Road Closure near The Webbington

Posted on 16th July, 2020

 

Hinkley Connection Project - local road closures:

 

 

 

 

"We've nearly completed the temporary construction road and we have started installing cable ducts along the route of the new connection. The cable route crosses five public highways. Where possible we are drilling under roads to pull cable ducts through without digging trenches. In these locations we can keep the road open to traffic"

 

Consequently part of Webbington Road will be closed 29 July to 11 September 2020.

 

 

VE Day Celebrations 08 May 2020

Posted on 3rd May, 2020

 

UPDATE 08MAY 20: Bleadon Bunting

 

VE Day Images

 

"HD and colour footage of the VE Day in London on May 8th 1945." (2 mins) Atelierdesarchives.

 

More videos at the end of this blog.

 

British Legion

VE Day 75th Anniversary

 

Join your neighbours ina national 'stay at home' street party!

Prepare for the day by decorating your house in red, white and blue.

11am - 2 minutes silence on your doorstep

3pm - Churchill speech shown on BBC

Front door picnic

4pm - Tea & scones

6pm - Dinner & raise your glass

9pm - Queen's address & Nationwide sing-a-long

BBC VE Day Celebrations

 

"The BBC today announced dedicated programming across television, radio and BBC iPlayer to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe." (29 APR 20)

VE Day Website

 

"The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period. To commemorate this important time we are organising VE Day 75, a three-day international celebration that will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020."

VE Day by Historic England

 

"May 8th 1945 was the date the Allies celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Reich, formally recognising the end of the Second World War in Europe. This became known as VE (Victory in Europe) Day."

VE Day: Coronavirus 'will not stop' Wales honouring fallen

(BBC 03 MAY 20)

North Somerset Council

"Leader of North Somerset Council, Cllr Don Davies, said: “While official events to mark VE Day 75 have been cancelled or postponed because of the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in, it is still important to remind ourselves of the personal sacrifices and hardship people across the globe faced during the Second World War."

BOB's Remembrance page

 

Stories & films, films, books, well-being, charities and more.

  

"V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebrations which continued for nearly two days. Outside Buckingham Palace the crowds chanted 'we want the King' and were rewarded by the Royal Family appearing on the balcony. At nine o'clock in the evening the King broadcast to Britain and the Commonwealth."

 

(10 mins) British Movietone

"Watch this compilation of film from IWM Archives, showing thousands of people gathered outside Buckingham Palace on VE Day, local celebrations at King’s Langley in Hertfordshire and victory celebration scenes in Trafalgar Square. Note: the final section of this film is silent."

 

(7 mins) Imperial War Museums

 

During these COVID19 pandemic times we are reminded to follow the expected social distancing rules.

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NB: As far as can be ascertained from the minutes Bleadon Parish Council did not make any resolutions or public announcements for VE Day Celebrations on behalf of the Village or the Parish prior to COVID Lockdown in March 2020?

 

DATEBLEADON PARISH COUNCIL MINUTE EXTRACT

Nov 19

(Min 328.9)

"Several proposals as to what the village organisations were prepared to organise are currently being collated. Activities such as a play from the Bleadon Players, specifically themed flower displays by the Bleadon in Bloom Group as well as Bleadon Brownies who have offered to help. ‚ÄčIt was suggested that the securing of a Beacon possibly sponsored by Marshalls should be investigated. Final responses for the proposed programme of events were expected to be received by the 31st December 2019.  ‚ÄčIt was suggested that the securing of a Beacon possibly sponsored by Marshalls should be investigated." 

Dec 19

(Min 329.5.n)

"Noted that a draft budget had been received and would be discussed in detail at the forthcoming ad hoc finance meeting?" [As of 07 MAY 20 there are no public minutes or budget accessible see here?]

Jan 20

(Min 330.5)

"It was agreed that someone was needed to direct this project whereupon it was agreed that the Chairman would take the appropriate action."

Feb 20

(Min 331.5)

"Agreed that the subject matter should be an agenda item at the March Meeting."

Mar 20

(Min 332.5)

"The Chairman provided a verbal update on both subjects." [i.e. No resolutions or public announcements were made by Bleadon Parish Council for Bleadon VE Day Celebrations before COVID19 or 08 May 2020?]