News in July and August 2012

Hitz rugby in Whiteway and Twerton


Bath Rugby are organising free rugby sessions for boys and girls aged 11 to 19.
 
In South West Bath these takes place on Mondays and Fridays from 5pm to 7pm at Rosewarn Field, Whiteway, and on Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm at Pennyquick Park, Twerton.
 
They say: “Whether you have never touched a rugby ball in your life, or play regularly – come along and give it a go!”
 
There is now also an opportunity for 16 to 19 year-olds to take up a rugby focussed Foundational Learning Programme with Bath Rugby, which will involve learning the skills and knowledge surrounding the game. The course offers the chance to improve your english and maths, and gain better understanding of healthy lifestyle choices in the areas of diet and exercise.
 
For more information contact Stephen Barber on 01225 904116.
 

Joe, 03/08/12

Taste of Africa in South West Bath

 
This looks set to be a really excellent event on Saturday 1st September from 11am to 3pm. Send a Cow invites you to an action-packed family fun day at Bath City Farm.
 
There will be a live African band – Explosive Nzakomba! – as well as a dance and drumming workshop.
 

 
There will also be African market stalls, an African style barbecue and food – from goat burgers to piri piri chicken, practical workshops including making mini-mudstoves, children’s activities and African themed face painting, plus much more.
 
You will also be able to meet Charles Mulwana, a Send a Cow farmer from Uganda, and ask him about his farm. For more information visit the Send a Cow website here.
 

Joe, 23/08/12

The Twerton Bell Ringers

 
It’s been quite a while since I last added an article to this website, so over the weekend I pieced togther a new article about the bell ringing tradition in Twerton.

Actually this wasn’t a theme that really caught my attention at first. But as I prepared the old photos that had been sent in, and then gathered information from the few people who could remember bell ringing in Twerton from the 1950s and 1960s, I began to see how this was once a valuable activity in the community.
 
To find out for yourself read through the article here.
 
If anyone has further information about bell ringing in Twerton, send it in and I will add it to the article. This is a subject that seems likely to disappear from living memory over the next couple of decades.
 

Joe, 05/08/12

Jubilee celebrations in South West Bath

 

Roundhill

 
What a superb event organised by the 31st Bath Scouts in Southdown yesterday. The weather stayed warm and dry despite the dubious forecasts, so plenty of residents came to take part in the activities and share some food on the hill, before the lighting of the beacon at 10pm.
 
The children were excited to see the beacon get lit up – one of 3000 across Great Britain and the Commonwealth. We could also see the distant beacon at Peasdown, as well as the hot air balloons tethered on Solsbury Hill which were used to make bright lights against the night sky.
 

 

Southside

 
On Friday there had been quite a nice Jubilee celebration at the Southside Centre which lies between Whiteway and Twerton. There was plenty of food provided by CSV who run the cafe at Southside, as well as some craft activities, and the children could try out Southside’s state-of-the-art gym!
 
Music was provided by the band Generation that had played for the Christmas Party at Southside. As per usual the Twerton councillors were conspicuous by their absence, but Southdown councillor Dine Romero did a good job asking residents what they would like to see at Southside and whether they would come and get involved there.
 

Joe, 05/07/12

 

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