Museum opening and heritage trail 8 & 9th June 2019

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th are key dates in the Sea Mills 100 Calendar. Our mini-museum on the Square will open on Saturday and remain for at least a year.

Our heritage trail, devised by local residents will be open over the weekend. Visitors will be able to tour Sea Mills and find out who lived in some of the houses when they were first built.

It’s almost here. June 2019 will see in the 100th anniversary of the Sea Mills estate and we will be celebrating with a series of events over the weekend of the 8th and 9th June.

Sea Mills Heritage Trail 8th – 9th June 2019
Many of the public areas and buildings around Sea Mills will be open. A number of private houses will have information outside them in the street so that you can find out about the people that used to live there up to 100 years ago.

You can download a Sea Mills 100 trail map or pick up a copy from Sea Mills Library or the Cafe on the Square during the weekend.

Phone Box Mini-Museum
Our mini-museum in the Sea Mills Square will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am on Saturday 8th June. The museum will remain available to few for at least one year with the display changing from time to time.

Programme Saturday 8th June: 

10am Ribbon cutting – The Phone Box Mini-Museum Sea Mills Square
11am Football on the Rec Shire Colts Youth v Sea Mills Park 
10-4pm Outdoor Heritage trail
 pick up a map from Cafe on the Square, Mini-Museum or Sea Mills Library.
10-4pm Buildings and spaces open for displays
Cafe on the Square (cafe history and refreshments)
Methodist Church (Brownies and Sea Mills Garden Club)
St Edyth’s Church (Church history, Sea Mills Primary School, 126 Scouts)
Sea Mills Community Centre (downstairs) (Community Centre History and Community Voice Newspaper)
Sea Mills Library (Library history)
Sea Mills Community Garden (History display also children’s activities 10-2pm)
Highgrove Church (Church history plus “Your House in Cardboard”
12-4pm Mill House Public House (History display plus food and drink)
2pm Music on the Square
4pm Sea Mills AmDram present “Sea Mills a Centenary”
at the Community Centre
5.30 BBQ
at St Edyth’s Church (first come first served)

Sunday 9th June

10-4pm Outdoor Heritage trail  pick up a map from Cafe on the Square, Mini-Museum or Sea Mills Library.
Sunday services 10am St Edyth’s and 10.30 Methodist Church all welcome.
Various times – Buildings and spaces open for displays
2-4pm Cafe on the Square (cafe history and cream teas for donation)
12-4pm Methodist Church (Brownies and Sea Mills Garden Club)
1-4pm St Edyth’s Church (Church history, Sea Mills Primary School, 126 Scouts)
10-4pm Sea Mills Community Centre (downstairs) (Community Centre History and Community Voice Newspaper)
10-4pm Sea Mills Library (Library history)
10-4pm Sea Mills Community Garden (History display also children’s activities 10-2pm)
12-4pm Mill House Public House (History display plus food and drink)
2pm Music on the Square. “The Big Lunch” community picnic, bring your own lunch plus something to share also cream teas (for donation) from the cafe on the Square. Outdoor games from the Ark project. 

Window Wanderland 8-11th Feb 2019

In between renovating the phone box we are taking part in Window Wonderland this Feb. The phone box will be lit up again on the evenings of 8th – 11th February. We are part of a trail around BS9 so why not do a tour and see what everyone is doing. Trail map and more details are on the window wanderland website.

Snack & Chat II – Sat 27th April 2019

Sat 27th April
11am – 1pm
St Edyth’s Church
Avonleaze BS9 2HU

Back by popular demand! Snack Chat and Reminisce gets a second outing but this time at a weekend so that more people can attend. We will again be at St Edyth’s Church Hall and it will be a chance to come along and share your memories, photographs and documents about Sea Mills. They’ll also be tea, cake and great company.

Children’s work – library exhibition

In November 2018 we ran “Snack, Chat and Reminisce”, a chance for older residents to get together over a cuppa and some cake and share memories at St Edyth’s Church.

The group were joined by a year 6 class from Sea Mills Primary School who had been learning about the area and about interviewing people. They had lots of questions to ask.


Now the children have written up the stories they were told and they are on display at Sea Mills Library along with some historic photos of the area. Pop along and have a look.

Snack, Chat and Reminisce was made possible with additional funding from Heritage Schools, LinkAge and the support of Local Learning.

Find out about your home – Sat Feb 2nd & Wed Feb 6th

Free workshops
Bristol Archives

B Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Rd, Bristol BS1 6XN

Sat 2nd February 1.30pm (FULL)
Wed 6th February 1.30pm (FULL)

(both identical 2 hour workshops)

We have arranged free workshops with Bristol Archives to show us how we can find out about our homes and the people that lived in them when they were new. A lot of our homes in Sea Mills were built in the 1920’s and would have housed returning veterans of WW1, however some houses were later, and a few have been around a lot longer. Come and find out when your home was built and start to find out who lived there. We will also be looking at public buildings and the history of the estate. We’ll be looking mainly at houses in Sea Mills Coombe Dingle, but if you don’t live in the immediate area you could still come and help as there will be lots to do.

The information we gather will form part of a heritage trail and our mini-museum which opens in the old red phone box on Sea Mills Square in June 2019.

Email us to book info@seamills100.co.uk

EVENT: Christmas lights switch on

For the brave hearted this evening (18th Dec 2018) we will be switching on the lights in the Square at 6.55pm. We will then be going down to St Edyth’s Church as Carols on the Square have been relocated there due to the rain. Refreshments¬† afterwards.
If you miss the switch on please have a look on your way home! Selfies encouraged #SeaMillsTree

 


Everyone is invited to our Christmas Tree lights switch on
Tuesday 18th December 6.55pm followed by Carols on the Square.

Sea Mills Square, red phone box. Switch on by long standing local resident. WWII veteran Stan Tozer.

Kindly sponsored by: Keith and Gill Bonham, Collistear Hair and Beauty, Sea Mills Together and Sea Mills Community Initiatives.