Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle podcast launches

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We are excited to tell you that Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle now has it’s own Community Podcast. You can listen to the first episode via the player below and it’s also available to download free from the normal podcast platforms – Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, Podbean, Tune In and more – just search for “The Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Community Podcast”

For anyone who has not listened to podcasts before, it’s just like listening to a radio show, except that it’s downloadable and you can listen where and when you like. We have also taken steps to make it available to people locally who are not online.

We hope to make a new episode available every month or so, especially while we are unable to hold face to face events. We will be exploring the heritage of the local area but we will also welcome contributions from listeners on any topic relevant locally – so get thinking.

The first episode features memories of WW2, a look through the Sea Mills School record book from 1931 and what’s happening on Sea Mills Rec?

For anyone in the Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle unable to access the internet we do have other ways of getting the podcast to them. So if you know anyone in that position who you think might enjoy hearing it, get in touch.

You can also subscribe to the podcast via podbean and tune-in, Apple podcasts and Amazon Music. If you have an Alexa device you can also just ask it to play you the Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle community podcast.

The second episode will be available soon.

Featured image Malte Wingen

Last chance to see..

This weekend 5th – 6th September 2020 is the last chance to see this year’s Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Scarecrow Trail. There are 39 scarecrow sites in all, scattered around Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle. You can download a map from or buy one for a donation at the Cafe on the Square.

Donations from the trail will go towards replacing the map sign on the square which rotted from its mounting back in February.

There a a few heritage related scarecrows on the trail. Dr Christopher Addison, who was behind the housing act which made the building of Sea Mills possible, stands in scarecrow form outside the museum on the square. He’s accompanied by Emily Twiggs who planted Addison’s Oak just over 100 years ago.

In St Edyth’s Road we have St Edyth herself. She’s been jointly made by neighbours Ruthy and Johnny. She’s accompanied by some information so you can find out more about her.

If you prefer your history a bit older, you might enjoy Tyrano-strawus-rex as Red Bus Nursery.

We also enjoyed seeing a red phone box feature on this one from Jane in Westbury Lane.