Society Outing To Hestercombe Gardens – Saturday  21st  July  2018

Society Outing To Hestercombe Gardens – Saturday  21st  July  2018

We left Kingswood Park at 9.15am to journey to Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton Somerset. It was the first day of the school holidays and the M4 was very busy, so we decided to head for the A38, this was a good decision as it turned out to be quite free running, reaching our destination around 11.35am. There was not a lot to see in the house, but the gardens even though we have had no rain were not in too…

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Society Outing to Bicton Park Gardens, Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Society Outing to Bicton Park Gardens, Saturday 23rd June 2018.

We left Kingswood Park at 9.00am and after a comfort stop on the motorway, we reached our destination, Bicton Park Gardens at 12.00pm. The gardens, as expected, were laid out beautifully, with a lot of thought going in to the design. We had a train ride booked for after lunch, which allowed us to see the whole layout of the gardens. Situated in the middle of the gardens is an agricultural museum. What a superb museum it is, plenty to…

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Our society 5 day Holiday in Kent April 2018

Our society 5 day Holiday in Kent April 2018

Day 1 Mon 16th April 2018 We left Kingswood at 8.0 clock and after a break on the M4 we reached our first stop which was Ightham Moat a medieval moated manor House near Sevenoaks. After a very interesting visit we then continued to our Hotel for the week The Holiday Inn, on the outskirts of Rochester. Day 2 was spent at the Royal Dockyard, Chatham. With so much to see and do, we could have easily spent another day…

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Outing to Winchester and Bucklers Hard – Saturday 19th August 2017.

Outing to Winchester and Bucklers Hard – Saturday 19th August 2017.

Members of Kingswood History Society boarded their coach at 8.00am for a visit to Bucklers Hard, via Winchester. Bucklers Hard is a unique 18th century village where warships for Lord Nelson’s navy were built. On site were the cottages that the workers lived in, a couple were open for viewing, giving an insight as to how people lived in the seventeen  hundreds, also, for us to look at was a museum which told the story of the warships built there….

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Society Trip To Stratford upon Avon

Society Trip To Stratford upon Avon

Members of Kingswood History Society boarded their Coach to Stratford upon Avon . We left Kingswood Park a few minutes past 8.30am, arriving approx 10.20am. We were expecting rain, but the weather there was fine and sunny, although it did turn to rain later in the day. Members had nearly five hours to have some lunch and take advantage all that Stratford could offer. We had a boat trip booked for 3pm, by the time we boarded, it was raining…

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Society long weekend to York, Whitby, Richmond and Barnard Castle.

Society long weekend to York, Whitby, Richmond and Barnard Castle.

Thursday 27th April 2017,  Twenty five members set off for a long weekend break. We travelled with Chauffeurhire Coaches of Chipping Sodbury to the Queens Hotel York. We arrived at 3.30pm, after stopping for lunch at Planters Garden Centre in Tamworth. This gave us time to have a wander around the centre of York before evening meal at 6.30pm. Early Friday morning we set off to Pickering to board the 9.25am Train to Whitby, arriving at approx 11.09am. Members spent…

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Society Trip To Exmouth and Tiverton

Society Trip To Exmouth and Tiverton

On the 23rd of July 2016 members of the Kingswood History Society , boarded their coach for an outing to Exmouth , then on to Tiverton for a two and a half hour trip on the horse drawn barge on the canal.  The weather was very kind to us with glorious sunshine all day. We  reached Exmouth at eleven o’clock where we had three hours to look around, take lunch or a snack before we left for Tiverton. Once on…

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Society Visit To Winchester & Beaulieu

Society Visit To Winchester & Beaulieu

Our society trip to Winchester and Beaulieu – Saturday June 25th 2016. We left Hollow Rd, Kingswood ,Bristol at 8.15 am arriving in Winchester at 10am Members then had three hours to look at the town , visit the Cathedral and various Museums that Winchester is known for. We left at 1.00pm for our second stop of the day , Beaulieu . There we found a wonderful old house , full of history , artefacts, paintings etc. Of course Beaulieu…

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The Unveiling Of The New Heritage Board

The Unveiling Of The New Heritage Board

A new heritage board with highlights of Kingswood’s history was officially unveiled in the park on January 9th 2016 by the Chair of South Glos Council, Councillor Erica Williams. The Kingswood History Society installed the Board with the help of the Friends of Kingswood Park, Sovereign Housing, the Southwest Foundation and South Glos. Council. Our thanks go to each of them. The Artwork on the board, in the form of cartoon characters, was drawn by the Bristol illustrator Sam Church….

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Outing To Cardiff Castle and Waterfront

Outing To Cardiff Castle and Waterfront

Outing To Cardiff Castle and Waterfront – Saturday 18th July 2015 We left Kingswood at 8.30am and arrived at the Castle approx 9.45am. Our party was split into two groups of twenty-three , the first group were on the ten past ten tour which was lead by a Guide, with the second group starting their guided tour at twenty past ten . Both groups really enjoyed the Castle with so many beautiful wall designs and paintings all created by William…

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