Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle wildlife during lockdown

image: Fox by David Watkins

Foxes, fox cubs and badgers

Video by David Watkins – in a Sea Mills Garden May / June 2019

The film above includes fox cubs running around a garden in Sea Mills and also a night time confrontation between a badger and a fox. It was filmed last year but it has been well reported that wildlife has been flourishing during the quieter times of lockdown. We would be interested to know if local people have seen an increase in wildlife, or noticed it more.

Please share your photos or videos with us on our social media or via email.

Thank you very much to David for sharing this video with us.

Filmed by M. Burden in the BS9 area
Filmed by M. Burden in the BS9 area

Other areas have been reporting an increase in wildlife
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/news/g32066174/animals-deserted-towns-cities-lockdown/
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/20/rare-uk-wildlife-thriving-in-lockdown-reveals-national-trust
https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/gallery/animals-cities-coronavirus-lockdown
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52273387/coronavirus-the-wildlife-species-enjoying-lockdown
https://theconversation.com/lockdown-isnt-good-news-for-all-wildlife-many-animals-rely-on-humans-for-survival-137213

Some People #VirtualMatinee

This afternoon (8th June 2020) we are proposing a virtual matinee (or record and watch later). The movie 1962 “Some People” is on the Talking Pictures TV channel at 3.10pm – Sky 328 Freeview 81 Freesat 306 Virgin 445.

The film was shot in Bristol and is a great reminder of the sights, sounds and attitudes of 1960’s Britain.  It includes a motorcycle chase along the Portway past the now demolished pre-fabs in Hadrian Close, scenes in the City Centre and in the north of Bristol around Lockleaze and Filton.

Starring Kenneth More, Ray Brooks, Anneke Wills , David Andrews, Angela Douglas & David Hemmings , the film was funded by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and also features a local band called The Eagles.

Why not tweet along and tag @seamills100

Official Trailer

More information about the film
https://eastmancolor.info/2018/04/05/when-the-new-wave-came-to-bristol-some-people-1962/
https://www.reelstreets.com/films/some-people/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_People_(film)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056509/


If you have missed our matinee the movie is available

on DVD or Blue-ray

or to stream online (rent or buy)