Text Box: The Frenchay Tuckett Society
Spring 2011 Newsletter
Registered Charity No. 1066961

Text Box: Contacts
Chairman Alan Freke 0117 9570942
Secretary Roger Angerson 0117 9569490
Treasurer Martin Longbottom 0117 9566393
Archivist Ray Bulmer 0117 9569324
The Frenchay Tuckett Society
Frenchay Village Museum
Begbrook Park
Frenchay, South Glos. BS16 1SZ

Text Box: Visiting Exhibitions in the Museum 
In April the visiting exhibition is by the Frenchay Float Group. 
May and June will see an exhibition by Hambrook School, who are celebrating their centenary this year. The school's origins are earlier, but they moved into their present buildings in 1911 with just 15 pupils! 
During July and August the visiting exhibition will be the Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club, who are also celebrating their centenary. This exhibition will largely consist of their amazing trophy collection
The museum is open - Wednesdays 1- 4pm, 
Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm
May through July - Bristol Motor Cycle & Light Car Club  - marking their Centenary

Text Box: All talks are held in the 
Quaker Meeting House Beckspool Road, Frenchay   Starting at 7.30pm

Text Box: Thursday 12th May 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting
Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Rd, Frenchay
If you have a formal proposal for consideration by the AGM, please send it with the names of proposer and seconder to the secretary, Roger Angerson, at the address below by 10th May.
The AGM is also a chance to renew your 
subscription (£3), and get a 2011/12 Membership Card that gives next winterís talks programme. Membership can be renewed in the museum, at any meeting, or by sending a cheque (made payable to "The Frenchay Tuckett Society") for £3, or nine 2nd Class stamps with your name and address to the treasurer at the address in the "Contacts" box. The AGM is followed by a look back at the Fry exhibition we mounted at Somerdale last August and again in January. We will be showing a video Cadburys made about the exhibition, plus old films about Frys, including one we were given, and which the BBC made the subject of a programme in January.

Text Box: New Benefit for Membership
All subs are due by the AGM, and there is to be a new benefit for paid-up members. We receive many email notifications each week of events that may be of interest to our members, such as those organised by the Regional History Centre of UWE, and items like the Avon Local History Association Newsletters. At the moment we have no practical way of passing this information on. But now, if you are a paid-up member and have access to an email account, then all you need do is email frenchaymuseum@hotmail.com with the subject line "Please Email Information", and you will automatically receive news of the many events in the area as soon as we receive them.

Text Box: Celebration of Age  We are taking part in South Glos. Council's Celebration of Age by leading a tour of some of our Places of Worship on Tuesday 21st June, starting at 10am at the Quaker Meeting House. We are also giving a talk in Kingswood Library about the book we published in 2009 on the technical illustrator Francis Simpson on 29th June at 7.30pm. More details from your local library.

Text Box: Archaeology project  South Gloucestershire Council has funding to undertake community archaeology projects, and we hope to have one here in Frenchay. We have already identified sites of Roman and Civil War remains, as well as the remains of a medieval chapel. In order to do the project we need a group of people who are interested in getting involved. If you would like to help and take part, please contact Teresa Norton on 0117 9574531.

Text Box: Vintage Vehicle Extravaganza in conjunction with Frenchay Flower Show Sat 16th July from 2 to 5pm
In the car park next to the museum. If you have an old vehicle to display, call Alan Freke on 0117 9570942 beforehand. This year's theme is the Bristol Motor 
Cycle and Light Car Club, who are celebrating their Centenary. There will be a display in the museum of many of the club's trophies.
The Vehicle Show and Frenchay 
Flower Show are linked by a free 
vintage bus service