1300 Years of Westbury On Trym
In 2017, Westbury-on-Trym village is celebrating its’ 1300th birthday. This makes it even older than Bristol! 90th Bristol Souts will be joining in these celebrations.
It all started back in 717 when the Bishop of Worcester sent some monks to establish a place of worship in the West Country. The place they settled in is now known as Westbury-on-Trym.
The celebrations are aimed at the whole community and will take place throughout the year. They include:
- 13th May: Community Fair in the churchyards. This includes the launch of the Wellie Art.
- 21st May: Beating of the bounds of the original parish boundaries. A 14 mile walk ending with a picnic.
- 29-31st May: Half term pilgrimage to Worcester – by any method of transport.
- 18th June: Fayre in Canford Park from 11am to 3pm. Lots of stalls, activities for kids and a Sealed Knot re-enactment.
- July: Yarn bombing of Westbury and children’s treasure hunt.
- 2nd September: Village Show with theme ‘In the Past’ at the Village Hall.
- 9th September: Doors Open day – Holy Trinity church tower.
- 30th September: Antiques valuation and craft stalls at the Village Hall.
- 4th November: Fireworks Fiesta, Canford Park.
- 12th November: Remembrance Day service.
Young people are especially encouraged to:
· Come along to the community fair to join in the Wellie Art.
· Make purple pom-poms for the yarn bombing.
· Grow any vegetables that may have grown in the past 1300 years to display in the Village Show.
· Join in all the events and have fun!