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Covid has sadly created a challenge for those in the wedding business and 'Micro - weddings' are fast becoming the obvious choice for 2020 and possibly 2021.
With that in mind Jo Preece of Jolies Fleurs, an independent florist, has gathered together a group of independent businesses in Thornbury who have pooled their creative flair, business acumen, time and experiences to come up with 'The Thornbury Wedding Collective', an exclusive group of like minded creatives. The Collective was born from a desire to support each other and encourage local brides to stay local, safe in the knowledge that their special day will still be the very best that they could wish for.
Jo says "We knew we could offer a superb wedding experience all within the BS35 postcode! Perfect for the Bride and Groom who want a bespoke, tailored first class wedding day."
Thornbury Musical Theatre Group are looking for your support with joining our friends of TMTG scheme.
There is a significant cost to running a musical theatre group that can not put on any shows, so to help towards the annual cost of scenery storage, costume storage and insurance, the group are currently looking towards alternative ways to help raise funds.
Should you be interested about our friends of TMTG scheme or wish to donate you can find out more information on our website below.
Why not treat someone with a fabulous book this Christmas – or even two!
1) ‘The Glorious Uncertainty. Salmon Fishing in the River Severn’ - charts the story of a local industry which flourished for many hundreds of years and rapidly disappeared within the last 50 years. The book was written by Nick Large who sadly died shortly before its publication. Nick studied the fishing methods for over 20 years and accumulated an extraordinary wealth of knowledge which is displayed within the book. He describes, in an engaging style, five different ways that commercial fishermen went about their trade. It is illustrated with over 100 stunning photographs.
2) ‘Thornbury Castle Revisited’ - tells the story of Thornbury Castle throughout its 500-year history, as well as the preceding 250 years as the Stafford Family accumulated sufficient wealth and high enough position in society to build a castle. Next year marks the 500th anniversary of the execution of its builder Edward Stafford, third Duke of Buckingham, by Henry VIII. The story of Stafford’s beheading and of the same fate that befell his father, a grandson and a great grandson are told within the book, along with accounts of others associated with the castle who met a similar grisly end.
Books are £20. Postage £5.00 First Class or £4.50 Second Class. NB: The museum is still closed, please email your enquiries below.
Elite Fitness Gym says: "It's hard to get together to share our love of fitness at the moment.
Join our Strava Club for free and stay motivated by keeping tabs on your exercise history and sharing your accomplishments with the group remotely.
Elite Fitness is a gym based in Thornbury, predominantly focusing on personal training and goal orientated targets. This club is a place for our staff, members, clients and friends to check in with each other and share active experiences.
Inspired by the chancellor's 'Eat Out To Help Out' scheme, the travel industry has created the Holiday To Help Out scheme. Thornbury's C The World hopes this will create similar excitement about travel and encourage you to chat with them about booking your next holiday. For clarity, this is not a Government backed scheme.
Holidays booked between 2nd - 8th November will benefit from a significant discount, deal or special offer, depending on where you go and what you want to do. Contact C The World so we can find the best deal for you - there's never been a better time to book a holiday!
You may remember that the Armstrong Arts Group was aiming to present Michael Lunts and his show, “Christmas Crackers”.
Yes, you know what’s coming. We are sorry to say that due to Covid restrictions, the event will have to wait until another festive season. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas anyway – even without Michael!
From now until Christmas The Art Barn Thornbury is happy to open for people who want to remain isolated but yet still do a bit of shopping where you can actually see the items you want to buy rather than, 'hope for the best' by shopping online.
We sell not just Art but a variety of gifts including woodwork, re-cycled lamps, feltwork, sculptures, fused glass, pottery, mosaics, cards and Christmas cards and much, much more. Click below for more...
Place your Meat@Butties Christmas Turkey order with deposit by the 31st October and your name will be put into a draw to win a Fresh Butterfly Turkey Breast (wrapped in bacon, netted and oven ready, serves 6-8, collect 24/12/20 - cost approx £35)
Please pop into the shop to place your order or ask any questions.
All those who have already placed their orders will be automatically entered. The draw will take place on the 2nd Nov. Click below to find out more...
Daneel Cluer is looking for a lift club for her children in the afternoon from Patchway to Littleton-upon-Severn. If you can help, please email below.
A Christmas market is being planned for Thornbury High Street 10th-21st December.
If you are a trader and would like to book space in one of the huts, please click below to find out more.
Sandra at The Swan says: "It's this time of year again when we start thinking of Christmas; we are collecting for the homeless and will be making Christmas Gift Bags up again." Click below to find out how you can get involved.
Thornbury Chiropractic are pleased to announce that from the 1st October our normal opening hours resume.
This is in line with guidance from our professional and governing bodies. We are using mandatory PPE and enhanced cleaning schedules to minimise risk and maintain social distancing for our patients and staff.
Thornbury based music charity Thornbury Musical Theatre Group is looking for help from a local scaffolding business:
"We have a valuable collection of costumes belonging to both the adult and junior groups, and they need to be brought together into a clean and dry environment to protect them. One day we will be able to use them again and bring high quality musical theatre back to Thornbury. We just need some scaffolding erected as the framework for a dry store and we will do the rest. Any offers of help please contact us. Thanks. Geoff 07855 300483”
During the run-up to Christmas Thornbury & District Museum is inviting children to sprinkle some Glitter and Sparkle over Santa and a Christmas Tree! There are three pictures for you to choose from in each age category and you can use any or all of them to colour and decorate with lots of sparkle and bling!
There are two age groups:
SANTA PICTURE – children aged 5, 6, 7
CHRISTMAS TREE PICTURE - children aged 8, 9, 10
The winners will receive a £5 voucher from Horders! The competition will be posted on the Museum Facebook Page at the beginning of November 2020 so keep a lookout for it!
Thornbury Christmas Lights Association regrets to announce that there will be no Christmas Lights Switch-On this year due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Click below to read more.
You can now take part in a public consultation on changes to Thornbury High Street.
The six-month consultation gives residents, businesses and groups the opportunity to have their say on the trial pedestrianisation of the High Street introduced on 6 June.
The pedestrianisation of Thornbury High Street will continue throughout the six months.
The Council want to what you would like Thornbury High Street to be like in the future. Click below to take part.