Text Box: The Frenchay Tuckett Society
Spring 2009 Newsletter
Registered Charity No. 1066961
Text Box: A new web site
Ray Bulmer's archives web site has a new companion site that gives details of events, latest museum news, and lists all the books available from the museum.
To access the site simply go to the archives site (address as in the title block) and after entering the site, click on the "museum" tab.
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Thursday 14th May 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting
Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Rd, Frenchay
Nominations for the Committee
If you would like to join the committee, please send your nomination with a proposer and seconder to the secretary, Roger Angerson, at the address below.
The AGM is also a chance to renew your subscription, and get a 2009/10 Membership Card that gives next winterís talks programme.
The AGM is followed by tea & biscuits then 
20 Years On! 
A look back to our first exhibition held in Frenchay Church in June 1989, and how the Society came into being and has developed since. There will be a screening of the HTV news item about our exhibition from 1989, where a very young Pauline Palmer is seen together with a youthful Alan Freke - not to be missed!
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The hospital has commissioned an artist to produce a "Heritage Corridor" in the hospital.  We are assisting her to produce this very long artwork that will celebrate the history of the hospital.  When the hospital closes it is planned to move it to the new one at Southmead.
Coincidentally, Professor Brian Edwards has been commissioned by the South West Strategic Health Authority to write a book on the history of the NHS in the South West. Again, he has requested our help, and we will be co-operating with him on this task.
In a few years we may not have a hospital here, but we'll have plenty of ways of remembering the old hospital!
Text Box: Village Hall Lottery
The Village Hall is raising money to offset the expenses incurred in their new lease.  They are setting up a monthly "100 Club" type lottery, and if you would like to help by joining please contact Rae Care on 0117 9584428
Text Box: Village Hall Centenary Book 
We have just published a revised version of the book about Frenchay Village Hall to mark the Hall's Centenary. It has an added section taken from the newly discovered minute book of the Building Committee. Did you know that the man who designed the Village Hall also built Stapleton Road Station? Copies are available in the museum.
Text Box: Vintage Vehicle Extravaganza
in conjunction with
Frenchay Flower Show
Sat 18th 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.
A new book is to be launched at the show. It's about the work of a technical artist in the motorcycle & aircraft business in the 1920s & 30s, and it features a wealth of his illustrations . 
The Vehicle Show and the 
Flower Show are linked by a 
vintage bus service.
Text Box: Museum News
The current visiting exhibition is Cameras - a fantastic display of cameras old and new put on by a collector from Winterbourne.
This will be followed in mid-May by a display about Archery.  The enthusiasts who are putting on this display have also published a booklet about the history of archery in Frenchay, and copies will be on sale in the museum.
In July the Village Hall plan to mount a display to mark the Hall's Centenary.

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