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|26 Jan 2013||CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTO COMPETITION
Priston Church invites you to enter a photo competition.
Up to two winning photos will be selected to make Christmas cards which will be sold on behalf of Church funds in the run-up to the end of 2013, and hopefully for years to come.
The competition is open to local amateur photographers. The only requirement is that photos must depict Priston Church (or some element of it). The only prize is your satisfaction at having your photo selected for a good cause!
|Entries should be emailed to email@example.com,
clearly specifying that they are being submitted to the CHURCH PHOTO
COMPETITION. Closing date is 31 March 2013. There is a
maximum of 3 photos per entrant (but single entries are very
welcome). By entering the competition you agree that your winning
entry may be used free of charge by Priston Church for the Christmas
card as described above, and may also be reproduced on the Priston Web
and elsewhere for publicity purposes. Runners-up photos may also be
published on the Priston Web, with acknowledgement to the
photographers. Please ensure you email a high resolution copy of
your photo(s) in .jpg format but ensure the size of any single email does
not exceed 20MB. The decision of the judges is final. There
is no charge for entry. Any photos submitted must have been taken
by yourself. The Christmas card will include an acknowledgement
to the photographer. If you have any queries please send these to
the email address above.
See results here.
|12 Nov 2012||PRISTON HISTORY SOCIETY
A few people in Priston have been talking over the summer about the possibility of setting up an informal history society to look at Priston’s own history, which as many of you know stretches back at least to the late Iron Age. There are some excellent resources, possibly the most important of which is the wide knowledge of some individual people in the village, as well as written sources plus documents in various record offices.
The idea we came up with was to meet about twice a year in the Village Hall when somebody had something to show or talk about, and the ideal time might be autumn and winter – possibly January and the following October.
If you think you would be interested, could you rplease let me know so
that we can produce a mailing list. I will also put a notice into the
Link and onto the web so that I do not miss anybody out.
Please respond to Clare Cross (470566).
|9 Jan 2012||MONDAY CIRCUIT TRAINING
We have re-started the Monday evening circuit training sessions in the Village Hall on Monday evenings between 6.30 and 7.30pm, but as a kind of do it yourself cooperative arrangement without an official trainer.
Let me know if you would like to join us - it involves stretching, strength building and aerobic exercises and as you can go at your own pace you do not have to be at any particular standard to join in.
Note the circuit training will not take place when the Village Hall is required for Parish Council meetings (see Calendar)
|We will need to assemble a few bits of kit so if
you have a yoga mat, some weights, skipping ropes, a gym ball, stop
watch or a whistle that would also be helpful but don't worry if you
haven't, we will work something out!
Hiring the hall is £6 an hour, so the cost will be nominal.
Participation is at your own risk!
Contact Peter Brookes on 470589 or via email if you are interested in joining.
|3 May 2011||ELECTION RESULTS
The results of the Parish Council elections held on 5 May 2011 are as follows:
The results of the election in Bathavon West Ward for Bath & NE Somerset Council are as follows:
David Veale has therefore been elected as the Councillor for Bathavon West Ward.
|Click on the links for the official results for:
|27 Jul 2010||MEDIEVAL JETON FIND
Paul Walker and Chris Wheeler of Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club recently found a rare medieval jeton in a Priston field.
The object is a 15th Century Medieval Jeton of France (maybe Charles VI 1380 – 1422 AD).
Jetons were used for early accountancy calculations, before the advent of arabic numerals and to cope with the complexity of multiple money types circulating at any one time. They were used on a board divided into rows and columns - hence the expression "Exchequer" because of the resemblance to a chess board.
|Click on the
links below for:
(Thanks to Aylet Anderson for providing this information item.)
|7 May 2010||GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 2010
Jacob Rees-Mogg has been elected MP for NE Somerset.
The votes were as follows:
Turnout was 76%
|Priston lays within the newly formed Somerset North East Constituency, which has been formed from the old Wansdyke constituency by the loss of the South Gloucestershire Wards and the addition of some wards on the fringes of Bath (see map).|
|17 April 2010||PRISTON TELECOM?
Find out how villagers elsewhere in the UK have cooperated to provide 40MB Broadband to their homes.
|Click here for details.
Click here for information on the I-Plate, which may enable you to improve broadband speeds, particularly if you have lots of internal phone extension wiring.
Click here to test your broadband speed.
|7 Jan 2010||IS IT A
from Aylet Anderson: Temperature
according to our weather station is -11.3C at Brook Cottage at
Updatefrom Aylet :My record is broken already. Jerry Haines said that the temp. gauge in his car this morning showed -13.5C!
|Has anyone else
in the village recorded more (or should it be less?!!).
If so contact us.
Holiday care for your little furry friends in my home.
Rats, Hamsters, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Mice, Gerbils.
£ 7.50 per cage, per week.
Weekends a possibility too.
|Ring for more
|26 June 2008||OUR MILLENNIUM BOOK: I have a small waiting list of people who would like to have a copy of Our Millennium Book. I know that some people bought multiple copies when it was printed. If anyone has surplus copies could they contact me, and I will pass the books on and refund their money.||Please contact Aylet Anderson on 01761 470339 or email.|
|20 April 2008||GLOW-WORMS AT TWERTON: See the article on the Twerton web-site based on the page on the Priston web-site.|
In 1991 a landscape survey was carried out in Priston by the old County of Avon. Apart from the very interesting booklet that they produced at this time, a map was commissioned based on the old Manorial maps of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth century. It depicts the old field boundaries and field names in use at that time, present day housing is also shown.
The owners of the Parish, including their arms, the Granary, Bullford bridge and the Mill etc. are illustrated.
I have managed to arrange a reprint of this fascinating map, which when framed, is a real conversation piece.
map measures 594mm x 841mm, in black and white, price £3.50.
Copies are available from Tim Hughes Tel: (01761) 470029
|8 December 2004||BROADBAND:
BT has removed the distance-related conditions for Broadband. Broadband
should now be available to 99.8% of householders connected to a
Contact us to let us know of your experiences.
Click here for great Broadband advice and sites!
|31 July 2004||HISTORY OF PRISTON POOR HOUSE AND SCHOOL: new 3rd edition now available. 22 pages illustrated with black & white photos.||Click here for details.|
|20 January 2004||THE LOCAL CHANNEL is a company which provides local communities with free web-space. Priston has adopted its site on The Local Channel.||For further information click here.|
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