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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council
Mon 18 to Sat 30 Jun 2018

BIDFORD LIGHTS CHARITY SHOP

Monday 18 to Saturday 30 June 2018
Opposite the Bull's Head, 11 High Street, Bidford-on-Avon (former Estate Agency)

For two weeks only. Clothing. Accessories. Books. Bric a brac. Games and toys. DVDs. Pictures, Small items of furniture, and more.

All proceeds to Bidford Lights.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.30pm
Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm

Thu 21 Jun 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

I'm Not Much Good at Gardening by David Morgan.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Fri 29 Jun 2018

FUNNY COW (15)

Friday 29 June 2018, 7.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Bidford Rural Cinema Project, presented by the Crawford Memorial Hall Committee and Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council.

Tickets just £2.50.

Refreshments sponsored by your local Warner's Budgens. Plenty of parking spaces.

For further information: Call 01789 778653 or 07718 628925

Sat 30 Jun 2018

BIDFORD AREA COMMUNITY CHOIR: SUMMER OF LOVE

Saturday 30 June 2018, 7.30pm
The Barn, Waterloo Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4JN

Tickets £7.50 on the door. To include refreshments. A donation will be given to Working World and Garage Art.

Fri 6 Jul 2018

READY PLAYER ONE (12A)

Friday 6 July 2018, 7.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

A Bidford Rural Cinema Project, presented by the Crawford Memorial Hall Committee and Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council.

Tickets just £2.50.

Refreshments sponsored by your local Warner's Budgens. Plenty of parking spaces.

For further information: Call 01789 778653 or 07718 628925

Thu 12 Jul 2018

BIDFORD ON AVON WI

Thursday 12 July 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

The Odd Chair.

No slides or photographs but a wealth of chair seat patterns and pieces to catch the eye with a history of the crat interspersed with observations and anecdotes. Together with the traditional rush matting and cane smithing an abundance of wool and garden waste will produce balls, bangles, wreaths, chairs and knots with the occasional whistle thrown in. A brief encounter with the craft worker and a tale to tell.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Sun 22 Jul 2018

BIDFORD ANNUAL DUCK RACE

Sunday 22 July 2018, 3.00pm
The Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4PQ

The Annual Duck Race, organized by Bidford Christmas Lights

Please come along to this quacking event, and help raise funds to maintain the village Christmas Lights. Look out for ducks that will soon be on sale at local shops and by committee members.

Prizes: 1st = £150, 2nd = £100, 3rd = £75, 4th = £75, 5th = The Bridge voucher.

Ducks on sale in local stores and by committee members.

Sat 11 Aug 2018

SUMMER FETE AT HFT RESOURCE CENTRE

Saturday 11 August 2018, 1.00 to 4.00pm
Hft Resource Centre, 7 Waterloo Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4JP.

Stalls, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, refreshments, cakes and much more!

Thu 16 Aug 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 16 August 2018, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Three West Country Gardens by Adrian James.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW

Saturday 8 September 2018, 2.00 to 3.00pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Free Admission.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

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Thursday 13 September 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

The Yellow Hat Tribe.

Irene the painter married Vince the Ostrich and sunflower farmer. Irene was working many jobs to support her family. At her lowest point she scribbled on the back of an envelope containing a bill she could not afford to pay a tiny row of crazy people wearing large hats. That little tribe stayed in her mind for many years but without a home. Vince is an entrepreneur who likes a challenge. Irene and Vincent meet and the crazy people wearing large hats now had a home in The Yellow Hat Tribe. To learn how that happened you will need to come along to the meeting as its far too complicated to write! On sale will be a selection of goodies from the Yellow Hat Tribe Gallery.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 20 September 2018, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

An Evening with Reg Moule.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Fri 21 Sep 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 21 September 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Stephen Barker, Heritage Adviser - The Battle of Edgehill, October 1642.

The crucial turning point for the Stuarts with tensions between king and parliament starting the first civil war. The talk outlines the main causes of the war; Money, Power and Religion, explaining the political and military context and social issues. Illustrated by a number of personal stories. A battlefield site visit will be offered by the Society and will draw on the current archaeological surveys of the site.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

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Thursday 11 October 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

400 Years of Stourbridge Glass.

For centuries glass has been manufactured in the Stourbridge area, reputedly started in the 17th century by French glassmakers from the Lorraine region. They were attracted to the area by the rich natural resources of coal and fireclay for lining furnaces, making it the perfect location for the industry. Stourbridge Glass is recognised as amongst the finest in the world and has been used countless times as gifts for royalty and visiting dignitaries to the UK.

Please come along to hear from Ian Drury all about glass making. This will be on Ian’s last talks as he is retiring.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 18 October 2018, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

50 Plants that Changed the World by Bill Laws.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Fri 19 Oct 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 19 October 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Bob Marshall, Bidford History Society Research Group - Bidford Survivors.

Based on a three year period of detailed research by our Society Research Group, this is a summary presentation of Bidford WWI Armed Services survivors and their life stories. A book will be published covering the 300+ survivors.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 16 Nov 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 16 November 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Prof Christopher Mick, Dept. of History Warwick University - WWI the final German perspective.

Examination of the causes of the German decision to cease fighting in November 1918, contrasting social unrest and suffering at home with military leaders’ determination to continue. Consequent civil unrest in Germany in the aftermath of the war.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

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Thursday 12 December 2018, 7.30 for 7.45pm
Bidford Methodist Church, Chapel Close, Bidford-on-Avon

Arden Falconry.

An informative talk will be given by Danielle Shearsby who is an experienced falconer about birds of prey in their natural environment, flight, conservation, hunting techniques, and their roll in history.

Danielle will be bringing with her an Owl, Hawk and Falcon. So, this will be a rare opportunity to be in close contact with these truly magnificent creatures.

All welcome. If you would like more details please contact Shirley on 01789 773366.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 14 December 2018, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Dr. Gillian White, former Curator at Hardwicke Hall - Huggable Teddy Bears.

An intimate introduction to early C20th toys. Please bring your Teddy Bears!

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Thu 20 Dec 2018

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Thursday 20 December 2018, 7.45pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Ragley Hall Gardens Revisited by Mark Morrell.

Meetings are held in the Crawford Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are £3.00 each (including refreshments). For further details, please telephone 01789 268974 or visit www.bidfordgardens.com.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 18 January 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Andrew Reekes, Author - Two Titans, One City.

The contrasting stories of two of the most respected and powerful business men of the late Victorian and early Edwardian era, Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914) and George Cadbury (1839-1922). Both men shared strong connections to the city of Birmingham and left lasting legacies.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 February 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Alan Godfrey, Chair, Alcester History Society - Postmans Knock.

Postal services in the Alcester area from the 18th century to the present day. Original research from 1988 recently updated.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 15 March 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Prof Richard Cust, Dept of History, Birmingham University - Discovering Charles I.

An introduction to Charles I attitudes to kingship and his behaviours. As King, Charles exercised poor judgement, was unable to compromise and was out of touch with his people. This talk will outline the false world in which Charles lived, his blindness to others views and how he precipitated the civil war, with Edgehill being the first skirmish.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 12 Apr 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 12 April 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Corinne Brazier, West Midlands Police Museum - 100 Years of Women’s Policing in the West Midlands.

A review of the role of women in policing, 1918-2018. An introduction to pioneers, a short video of some female 'firsts' at different ranks and specialisms.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 17 May 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Dr Stewart Tolley, Continuing Education Department, Oxford University - Charles II, the later Stuarts.

Government and the reign of Charles II during the restoration. The deterioration in relationships between crown and government and how finally it went wrong for James II, facilitating acceptance of William and Mary.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

BIDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

Friday 21 June 2019, 7.30pm
Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Dr Alex Grieve - We Are Where We Are.

How life expectancy has changed 1830 – Present. The previous causes of lower life expectancy and how life expectancy has extended.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month. We have a varied and fascinating programme of talks from September to June. If you would like to join us, visitors are most welcome. Free refreshments are always served after our talks. Cost is £4.50 for non-members (free for visitors aged 18 or under). If you would like to become a member, our annual subscription rate is £17.00 from September 2015. For further details, visit www.bidfordhistory.org.uk.

Ongoing Events

Bidford Car Boot Sale

2018 Season: Open every Thursday, weather permitting, from Thu 12 April until mid-October, from 9.00am to 2.00pm

Situated off the Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon. Charge for stalls £6.00. For information, please contact Mark Smith on 01789 773323.

Irish Dance Class

Irish (Riverdance style) beginners class in Bidford. Every Monday from 4.00 to 5.00pm, starting 3 October 2016, at St Laurence Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA.

Read more here

Bidford Canoe Club

2017 Season: Starts Friday 5 May 2017 (weather and river levels permitting).

Read more details here

Tae Kwon Do

Every Saturday from 10.00am to 12.00noon at Broom Village Hall.

Every Monday from 6.15 to 7.15pm at the Crawford Memorial Hall.

Cost is £25 per month (some discounts available). Contact Neil Hall on 07517 437 300 or read our Flyer (pdf) for more details.

Tai Chi

Every Thursday, between 11.30am and 12.30pm at the Church Room. Cost is £3 per person.

Goslings Toddler Club

Every Thursday, between 10.00 and 11.30am at the Crawford Memorial Hall. Cost is £2.00 per session, and 25p for any extra children.

Disclaimer

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