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Last chance to see Quilt

Discover the story of Mrs Chambers’ quilt at Thornbury Museum's 'Stitches in Time', showing until 29th April. The exhibition also shows treasures from their textile store, including all sorts of sewing, fine needlework, craftwork and tools of the trade. Click below for details.

Help Plant Primroses in Thornbury

Thornbury In Bloom has a number of cultivated, native primrose plants that are available for planting around the town and would be glad of some volunteers to plant them!
The only condition is that they are planted in a public open space and that we have photos of their location and if possible them being planted. If you would like some to plant please get in touch. The number is limited, so the sooner the better!

What next at the Leisure Centre?

At Thornbury Leisure Centre we are lucky enough to have some large conference and event facilities for concerts and other fantastic entertainments.
The Centre has recently been running some successful live music tribute artist events and they're keen to hear your thoughts on where to go from here. Should they do more? What sort of entertainments are you and your friends looking for?
Click below to share your views through an online questionnaire, and you could win 1 month's free unlimited use of the gym, fitness classes and swimming.

A New Home for Lions Bookshop

Book aficionados (with an eye for a bargain) will be pleased to learn that the Lions Club Bookshop have moved to new premises in St Mary Street (opposite Hawkes House) in the St Mary Centre. Click below to read more...

Join Thornbury's Flower Festival

There are plans for a Flower Festival in St Mary's Church 11th – 14th July in aid of the church and the Children’s Society. The theme is 'Celebrating Thornbury' to depict the many voluntary clubs and organisations in the town.
If your group would like to be included, please contact Mrs Jean Boakes on 416220 or email below. If you would like to contribute financially, that would be readily accepted.


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From 'Gazette Series':

CAMPAIGNERS fighting against a green ‘bin tax’ in South Gloucestershire are outraged at spiralling costs of implementing the new opt-in service.

A SEARCH has started in Tytherington to trace the history of 12 men who gave their lives in the First World War.

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The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week leaving hundreds of people missing is arrested, along with two crew members.

The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.


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