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NEW HENLEAZE BOOK NEWSLETTER

posted Dec 7, 2017, 12:28 AM by Veronica Bowerman   [ updated Jan 13, 2018, 2:13 AM ]

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER TO THE FREE HENLEAZE BOOK NEWSLETTER WHICH IS AVAILABLE
Please go to the NEWSLETTER link as follows and to also share: NEWSLETTER


WE NEED YOUR VOTE PLEASE!

posted Oct 29, 2017, 3:27 AM by Veronica Bowerman

Don't forget us!
You can now vote after the AVIVA Community Fund computer glitch. We really need your votes to obtain funding!
For details of WALKING ON WATER in Old Quarry Parkhttps://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3032


An Invitation to all St Margaret’s Old ‘Gels’

posted Jul 27, 2017, 4:27 AM by Veronica Bowerman   [ updated Jul 27, 2017, 4:37 AM ]

A reunion is being held on Saturday 4th November, 12.00 for 1.00 lunch.

At BAWA Leisure Centre, Southmead Road, Bristol 
Lunch cost £18.00
We are hoping this year that our invitation reaches some former pupils who may not be aware of the previous reunions.
If you know of any old ‘gels’ please forward this invitation on to them.
The event is again being organised by old ‘gel’ Diana Davis.
If you would like to come along or require any further details do contact her as soon as possible initially by telephone call Diana on 0117 951 4243.
(The photo was taken by Valerie's (nee Bonner) father.)

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

posted Jul 11, 2017, 4:33 AM by Veronica Bowerman

Jeff Bishop has just republished ‘Villas, Cottages and Houses’ 

His history of Westbury Park,with new photos, several new maps and a few corrections! 
It is 64 pages long and costs £5.

NB The free trail in Henleaze library relates directly to the book.
People can obtain a copy from Jeff at 65, St. Alban’s Road or email him at patandjeff@cbnd.com  

There will be a copy of the book in the library very soon (the book also accompanies the free trail that is available there – 4,500 out now!)

1979 Balloon Basket made in Bristol found in New Mexico, USA!

posted Jun 24, 2017, 1:08 AM by Veronica Bowerman

Do you listen to Emma Britton on Radio Bristol? On Tuesday, 20 June an interview was included about a balloon basket that is in the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, New Mexico, USA! It was bought by Glen Terry and friends from Minnesota in 1979 from Cameron Balloons. Glen has kept the order form signed by Don Cameron, himself. Emma’s programme for 20 June can be found on this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054m12b  The interview starts on this iplayer link at 1:21:30 with Don Cameron, followed by Graham Joyner, a former pupil and basket maker of the Blind School and then Veronica Bowerman who was sent an email by the Museum asking her if she could tell them more about the label they had found on a gondola in their archives. A photo of the label on Glen’s first balloon sent to Veronica by the Museum is shown here..

HENLEAZE LAKE - MEMORY DAY - FRIDAY 9 JUNE, 2017 (11.30AM - 4.00PM)

posted May 15, 2017, 6:47 AM by Veronica Bowerman   [ updated May 15, 2017, 6:47 AM ]

Did you know that Henleaze Swimming Club is nearly 100 years old? The club was established in 1919. People were swimming and ice-skating at the Lake even before this - possibly as early as 1906.

In preparation for its centenary in 2019, the club is starting to collect people’s memories of Henleaze Lake. These memories will go into the club archives, along with photographs and objects from the past hundred years. The centenary will be marked with events, the publication of a new book and an exhibition documenting the club’s history.
The Club would love to hear from past members and others who have memories of the lake - for example people who climbed over the back fence to swim or fish. The Club will also be holding a Lake Memories event on Friday 9th June . There will be tea and cakes on the lawns, guided tours of the Lake and the possibility of meeting up with old friends.
The Club would be interested to hear from anybody who has old photographs of the lake, or objects associated with the club. The Club has an extensive collection of photographs of the Lake but very few of the lake during the 1960s and 1970 and would be keen to see any from this period.
http://www.henleazeswimmingclub.org/events/lake-memories-day/

LATEST NEWS!

posted May 1, 2017, 2:12 AM by Veronica Bowerman   [ updated May 1, 2017, 2:17 AM ]

HENLEAZE CONNECTIONS has now been published as a paperback and is NOW available on Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Veronica-Bowerman/e/B001JS6O7U

It will continue to also be available as an e-book. 
ENJOY!

HENLEAZE CONNECTIONS - FREE E-BOOK 23 AND 24 MARCH 2017!

posted Mar 20, 2017, 1:20 AM by Veronica Bowerman

HENLEAZE CONNECTIONS
As promised this e-book will be available for FREE for two days only on Thursday and Friday 23 and 24 March, 2017.

If you wish to take advantage of this free e-book offer please check this link nearer the time.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Veronica-Bowerman/e/B001JS6O7U

NB The start and end times of the promotion will be approximately midnight Pacific time on the day it starts and midnight Pacific time on the day it ends. Since the start and end times of promotions are based on midnight Pacific time, the exact time the book reflects a free or paid sales rank will vary depending on the time zone from which customers are viewing the book. For example, customers in time zones other than Pacific time may not see books reflected in the free list until much later in the day, depending on local time.

Many thanks to you if you have already purchased a copy. Your custom is much appreciated. If you could forward this email on to anyone else that could be interested that you be great as well.

In response to various requests it is likely that a paperback version will be available in April or May – details to follow!.

GOOD NEWS!

posted Jan 30, 2017, 7:40 AM by Veronica Bowerman

This week I went to visit  Kondi's the Gift Shop on Henleaze Road to deliver a further supply of The Henleaze Book to them. 
Sandy seems very enthusiastic and has lots of ideas for gifts which I am sure will benefit many in the area. Both she and Ian are keen to meet residents as well as visitors to Henleaze so do pop in when down on Henleaze Road to see what they have in store. 
It is particularly pleasing that they are willing to stock The Henleaze Book which has sold well there for the past 8 years. It is always a useful buy for new residents as well as for friends or relatives that known or used to live in the area.

A 5* RATING - WHAT A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENT!

posted Dec 19, 2016, 3:44 AM by Veronica Bowerman   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 3:49 AM ]

We have recently received a 5 star review for the latest book in the Henleaze Heritage range:
Top Customer Reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars
A treasure trove of memories of a Bristol suburb.
By Amazon Customer on 17 Dec. 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Old and new residents of this Bristol suburb of Henleaze will see the place in a different light after browsing through this delightful book. The information about people and places will have folk saying things like, well I never knew that! The author has collected together memories which would certainly have been lost forever and sure to be of interest to future generations.

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