Share your memories

Saturday 16th November 2019
10am-2pm Ark Bus, Sea Mills Methodist Church

Tell us your story! We’d like to record your anecdotes and memories and preserve them for the future.
Play games and meet the residents of Garden Close.

Remembrance Day Gathering

Sunday 10th November

Gather from 10.50am at the Sea Mills 100 museum (the old phone box), under Addison’s Oak, Sea Mills Square BS9 2DY

The Last Post will be played followed by 2 minutes silence at 11am.

Everyone is welcome. After the silence and some brief words of remembrance anyone who wishes to is invited to say a few words to remember someone affected by war. 

You could remember a friend, relative, loved one or someone you have discovered while researching during the Sea Mills 100 project.
We will remember those who survived as well as those who died. 

You are also invited to bring photographs and / or a written memory.
If you wish we will collect these to display in the phone box museum for the duration of November. These should be around postcard size and not your only copy of a photograph if you wish to leave them in the museum.

The event will be weather dependent and duration will depend on the number of people who wish to speak. 

Sea Mills – Bristol Open Doors – 15th September

On Sunday 15th September 2019, we will be celebrating Bristol Open Doors in and around Sea Mills Square and the Methodist Church.

At the Methodist Church

2-5pm – Sea Mills 100 heritage trail displays – another chance to see all the displays, this time all together under one roof. Find out more about the first residents of our garden suburb.

2- 4pm Snack, Chat and Reminisce – tea, coffee, cake and conversation in the meeting room at the Methodist Church. Meet old friends and new. Tell us what you’d like next from Sea Mills 100, and see how you could create a book of your life using an iPad with the help of “Tangible Memories”.

In the Square

2pm – 5pm – Vintage buses on the Square

look around 1950’s and 60’s buses from the Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection and maybe even catch a ride.

2pm & 3pm Resident led guided walks from the phone box on Sea Mills Square. Booking essential – at Sea Mills Library or online

9am – 5pm Sea Mills Mini Museum new displays.
2-4pm Cream teas available in the Cafe on the Square.

Events are run in association with Bristol Architecture Centre

Photography trail – 24th August 10am

Have fun with your camera – photographing our garden suburb

Well Sea Mills People- we all know how photogenic our Garden Suburb is!

We’re continuing the Sea Mills 100 celebrations with a photography trail in preparation for the Sea Mills Flower Show photography competition (entries required for Friday 6th September).

We will meet up at the Library on 24th August at 10am (we can have a look at the Sea Mills photographs in there) and then snap our way around Sea Mills, finishing at the Café on the Square, where we can compare photos.

Just bring along whatever camera you have (mine’s an iPhone 5). I can provide basic tips on how to create a pleasing photo if it would be useful- and if you’re an expert, we’d love to learn from you.

Look forward to seeing you there!

It would help us greatly if you could register for the event, so that we have an idea of numbers.
You can also find out more about the Sea Mills Flower Show and how to enter your photograph, produce or craft. Photography categories include; best picture of Addison’s Oak and Sea Mills landscape.

Sept 15th – Bristol Open Doors – Book your walk.

This year Sea Mills is being supported by the Architecture Centre to take part in Bristol Open Doors weekend.

A group of local people are receiving training and working together to plan their own guided walk of the area which they will lead on Sunday 15th September 2019. The walk will be part of an afternoon of events in Sea Mills that day. A minimal walking version of our heritage trail will be available inside Sea Mills Methodist Church and the Cafe on the Square will also be open.

Places on the walk are strictly limited so book yours at Sea Mills Library or book online now.

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.