North Bradley Peace Memorial Hall & Recreation Ground news & information.

Past events


Healing PlacesA Demonstration of Mediumship with Caroline Coe and Stephen Thornton who will be

passing messages on from the spirit world direct to you.

Venue is North Bradley Peace Memorial Hall Southwick Road North Bradley
Trowbridge Friday 24th October ~ 7.30pm-10.00pm (Doors open @ 6.30)

Advanced Tickets £7 ~ Tickets on the night £9 (Limited spaces) Tickets available from Mane

Event Hairdressers, 6 Wicker Hill, Trowbridge or contact Sam: 079202 89072 Doors open at
6.30pm, café & stalls available.
One to one Readings available 6.30-7.30 and during interval (15mins, £10)

More info – Sam – 079202 89072




31st Dec – New Year Party in the Peace Memorial Hall

8pm ’till late –  please bring a plate of food, own drink & glass. Tickets £5 – ring Joyce – 01225 755841







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Homemade soup & rolls available at lunchtime.

links to the websites of some attending stallholders:


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Prizes donated by:

Chandlers Coaches

Whitehall Garden Centre

Acheson & Acheson

LF Beauty

Ross Hillman Ltd

The Mash Tun, North Bradley

Join in UK

Sainsburys, Trowbridge

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Bratton silver band-page-001The band will play a mixture of traditional brass band pieces including marches and classical overtures,

along with plenty of numbers which will get your feet tapping, or even have you singing along!

We’ll also show off our talented principal players in some dazzling solos.



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Join In, the home of the Olympic and Paralympic volunteers, is running a summer-long drive to encourage people to volunteer in their local communities.

Taking place over the anniversary period of the Games, (27 July – 9 September 2013) the Join In Summer 2013 is bringing the legacy to your doorstep with over 10,000 local events being put on in clubs and community groups across the UK. Olympians and Paralympians including Nicola Adams, Jason Kenny, Richard Whitehead and Mark Foster have already got involved and lent a hand at clubs local to them.

As sports clubs and community groups throw open their doors across the UK to attract new volunteers, supporters and members, British sporting hero Dave Moorcroft is on a tour of towns and cities across the UK to thank local volunteers for giving up their spare time to keep the Games Makers’ spirit alive and contribute to the sporting legacy of London 2012.

Over the course of the summer, Dave is travelling to all four corners of the UK, and trying his hand at sports ranging from netball to badminton, in a bid to encourage local people to help out at clubs and groups in any way they can, whether that’s making tea and sandwiches or filing the monthly accounts.

Having competed in three Olympic Games during his career, Dave knows just how important the role of volunteers is to ensure that Team GB continue to be a strong force in the years to come.

Dave Moorcroft, said:

“It may be nearly thirty years since I last competed at an Olympic Games, but the career path of an athlete in this country is still much the same. Getting a taste for sport at a small volunteer led, sports clubs is the starting point for most. It’s where they discover their love for a certain sport and passion for competition.

“While it’s great to see so many more people taking up sport since London 2012, many of these sports clubs and groups are already stretched and finding it hard to cater for the increase in demand. It’s for that reason that we need to inspire thousands more people to give up their time to volunteer in their local area and ensure that the legacy of those amazing Games last summer is alive and kicking for years to come.”

North Bradley Peace Memorial Trust (the charity established in 1944, who own and maintain the hall and recreation ground on Southwick Road, North Bradley) is holding our annual Back to School Sports Day on Saturday 31st August starting at 2.30pm.  This year we would like to invite you to attend this special day when not only will Dave Moorcroft be attending to help inspire interest in sport generally but also at 3pm the site it to have its dedication ceremony for becoming a Queen Elizabeth 11 protected playing field.  Entry is free to the event which will offer sports activities, including Active Trowbridge Sports Roadshow, art with Wiltshire Scrapstore, a variety of  stalls, arena events,  BBQ and more!

The Trust would like to invite anyone interested in volunteering for the Peace Memorial  Trust as a committee member or friend or in joining an existing or starting a new sporting club on site (we would be especially interested to hear from cricketers) to attend this event to find out more.  Please see our website – – or phone 01225 765644 with any enquiries.

At each event, a group of dedicated volunteers are named local heroes by Join In’s official partner, BT, in light of their contribution to running the swimming. As part of its ongoing commitment to corporate volunteering, BT is working with Join In this summer to recognise and reward the local heroes who are crucial to the running of local sports clubs and community groups club. Each local hero is awarded a medal in recognition of the time and passion they have given to inspiring more people to take up sport in their area.



Please wear suitable clothing & footwear.

A parental consent form must be completed before any child joins in.  Parents & carers are welcome to stay & watch or children can be left alone.

Link to consent form:

Fun in the Sun at North Bradley will be held in the hall if very wet.

More information:

The first session falls during ‘Love Parks Week’

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North Bradley Peace Memorial hall, BA14 0SH

cropped-1.jpgArts & crafts session – Weds 7th Aug – 10.30 – 12.00noon

£2 per child (no unaccompanied under 8’s please,

but all parents/carers welcome to stay)

Please phone 01225 765644 to reserve your place!

Joyce’s Family Bingo on Friday 14th June, 7.00 for 7.30pm, free entry, all welcome, lots of super prizes, grand raffle, all profits going towards hall funds for maintenance & improvements to the hall & recreation ground


Peace Memorial Trust Field Day on Saturday 15th June: – 

free entry, 12.00 noon start.  All the fun of the fair! 20+ stalls, Active Trowbridge sports & inflatables, rides, games, meet Sparky’s animals, Kalahari Kitchen BBQ, children’s activities, demonstrations, raffle & much more!  All profits made by the Trust going towards hall funds for maintenance & improvements to the hall & recreation ground.

here are websites for some of the stall holders, displays and other attractions: –


(North Bradley C of E Primary School – ‘Glee Club’

We are delighted to have received sponsorship from Hitachi and UK Online Centres, also our ‘goodie box’ from Fields in Trust.

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The Trowbridge Wessex Mead Rotary Annual Big Breakfast at The Peace Memorial Hall, North Bradley on Sunday 24th Feb 2013,

9.30 – 1.00, a full English will be served with hot drinks supplied by Fair Trade. Only £6, booking essential via Andrew Mullens,

01225 768666, money raised will go towards the eradication of Polio.


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31st Dec – New Year Party

8pm ’till late –  please bring a plate of food, own drink & glass. Tickets £5 – ring Joyce – 01225 755841


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Date: 28/10/2012 – 10:30 – 13:00

Activity type: Community event, Conservation, Raising awareness,

We will be carrying out a variety of tasks on the recreation ground such as pruning, planting, weeding, mulching, litter-picking, sweeping & cleaning.

Disabled access: Yes

Suitable for children: Yes,  if accompanied by an adult

Access details: 
Level site, car parking with designated bays, footpaths and a disabled toilet.

Further information: 
Wear suitable clothing & footwear. Bring any potentially useful tools & gloves as we have only a very limited supply. Assistance dogs only allowed on site.  Light refreshments provided.


Following the successful introduction of improved kerbside waste and recycling collection services in Wiltshire during 2011-12, residents can now recycle a wider range of materials from the kerbside including plastic bottles and cardboard.  The mini recycling sites are therefore being used less by residents and the recycling tonnage collected has reduced year on year.

The waste services budget for 2012-13 requires savings of around £300,000.  Following consultation, the service has reduced the number of mini recycling sites from 1 October. There will also be no plastic bottle and card collections from mini recycling sites from 1 October 2012.  ‘

Please note that Wiltshire Council have sadly decided that they no longer need to provide additional cardboard & plastic mini recycling facilities, so the onsite bins for public use have now been removed.  Thank you to everyone who has made use of this facility over the past couple of years.  Do not leave any items for recycling in the future as Wiltshire Council will not collect them, the only  collection will be the bin for hall users rubbish which is, as always, paid for by the Peace Memorial Trust.  As there will now be no recycling facilities we will be very pleased if ‘green minded’ hall users take their recyclable items home for collection.


There will be a special session of ‘Fun Skittles’ on Thursday 4th October at 2.30pm.

£2 per person, no unaccompanied children, refreshments included.

All welcome.  All profits going to hall & recreation ground maintenance funds.

enquiries – 01225 765644



Saturday 29th September, 10.00 – 11.30am in the Peace Memorial Hall

for more details: –


Wednesday 19th September – Peace Memorial Trust AGM – 7pm in the committee room.  We would encourage you to attend if you have an interest in the organisation of the recreation ground or hall, have any relevant comments, wish to join the committee (there will be vacancies for both committee members & officers) or simply want to find out how you can help as a ‘friend’


A Bench for Connor – dedication ceremony 31st August:-

link to Wiltshire Times article: –

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Do come along & join in!  Entry is just £2.50 for unlimited use of the sports (inflatable assault course, taster sports & under 5’s games), craft activities (make your own games to take home), Zumba taster sessions for all ages & circus skills.  There will also be refreshments for sale & some stalls.

At 2.15 we will be dedicating to Connor Robinson a newly installed bench provided by Wiltshire Wishes in the play-area.

This event is provided  thanks to Community Games & North Bradley Youth Club funds.  Any profits will go toward the play area maintenance.



Links for more information: –

Active Trowbridge –

Wiltshire Scrapstore –

Community Games – – link to ‘our’ page

Zumba –


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Joyce’s Family  Bingo – this Friday 15th June – doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm start – free entry – lots of prizes – grand raffle – all welcome!

Profits from this event will go towards the cost of a  fast dishwasher for the kitchen, as requested by Autumn Leaves club members.




A Delightfully Vintage & Handmade Indoor MarketA Delightfully Vintage & Handmade Indoor Market

8th September 11am – 5pm

with refreshments provided by the Runcible Spoon

Raising funds for West Wilts Portage Service

for more information : – lyns&

West Wilts Portage Service: –

Despite the very windy weather causing most of the entertainment to seek shelter in the hall and forcing Phoenix dog agility, Larkrise animals, Bramble Farm carriage rides, and some traders to cancel and Active Trowbridge not being able to inflate the assault course; a good number of people did attend and still managed to enjoy themselves!  The day was opened by Westbury Town Crier Sean Price.  Most of the area displays were moved to the stage in the hall where people enjoyed fete posterwatching and joining in with Trowbridge Youth Band, the Sunshine Clowns, Dee Dee Wilde (of Pan’s People) and her dance troupe,  Maria Gonzalez’s Zumba and Azuca fitness dance display, Wafaa Powell and her ladies belly dance demonstration and Trowbridge Majorettes and Canine Partners’ Sheila Sadler with her dog Kerly who braved the weather and performed outside.  There was also a wonderful display of art work by Jos Pinto’s Wednesday art class.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped us celebrate the 1st birthday of our £48,000.00 Big Lottery Community Spaces project which includes the adult exercise equipment, new footpath, planting and carved bench.  Just over £400.00 was made which will go towards maintenance and future improvements on site.

Contacts for acts:-

Trowbridge & District youth Band –

The Sunshine Clowns –

Dee Dee Wilde –

Maria Gonzalez –

Wafaa Powell –

Trowbridge Majorettes –

Sheila Sadler & Kerly-

Canine Partners –



field day


Lots of people came along to enjoy the celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee and the recreation ground becoming a QE11 Playing Field at our Jubilee Field Day!

We used some of our ‘sustainability’ grant from the Community Spaces ‘Fitness & Well-being project to fund the sports roadshow and a small grant from Wiltshire Council covered the cost of the mural.

A profit of £282 was unexpectedly made, thanks to donations made on the day, this will go towards vital hall and recreation ground maintenance.

Fields in Trust supplied a ‘goodie box’, so we were able to distribute lots of flags, stickers, snappers and kites!

We received a Jubilee sapling from the Woodland Trust which we will plant at a later date when we will also install the anticipated QE11 playing fields plaque and the crown mural made for us by Wiltshire Wood Recycling and painted by lots of local people!

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Sheelanagig proved to be a really enjoyable event  very well presented and many of the audience joined in with some enthusiastic dancing!  We made almost £80 profit for hall funds which will go towards vital maintenance.

Follow this link to a track from their latest album ‘Cirque Insomnia’







Friday 10th Feb – 10.30am – Dr Murrison – visit to  our Online Centre – special session in the committee room – phone 01225 765644 – if you would like to attend.


Looking for something to do in the holidays?  Why not come to the children’s New Year art & craft session in the Peace Memorial Hall on Friday 30th December from 10.30 – 12.00noon.  Under 8’s need to be accompanied by an adult, all parent/carers are also welcome to stay & join in.  The cost is £2.50 per child to include refreshments.  Places must be pre-booked as only a limited number are still available, phone 01225 765644 or email –


Sat 31st Dec – New Year Party

8pm ’till late –  please bring a plate of food, own drink & glass.

Tickets £5 – ring Joyce – 01225 755841



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Here is the link to the Wiltshire Times photos of Henry Leigh making the presentation at the computer club last Tuesday.


If you are interested in attending, sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays, 10.30 – 12.00 noon.  we ask for a minimum donation of £2 per session.  Please phone 01225 765644 to book.


A special celebration was held at the last Autumn Leaves club meeting to celebrate the 100th birthday of club member Kath Lawrence.

Mrs Lawrence, who attends North Bradley Baptist Chapel every Sunday, said: “I want to thank everyone who has supported me for my 100th birthday. I shall say a prayer for  everyone to thank them for their kind support.”

The Wiltshire Times story can be found here –




North Bradley Youth Club are hosting a ‘back to school’ fun sports day on Tuesday 30th August from 2-5pm.  This will be open to children and young people  up to 18yrs and will also give an opportunity to visit our Community Green Flag awarded site.

The Active Trowbridge road-show has been booked to attend with a variety of sports to try, an inflatable assault course  and a ball pool for the younger ones.  If wet, than we will have access to the hall some suitable,alternative activities.

Children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult, but family groups will also be welcome.  There will be a small charge for children.

You are welcome to attend for the whole session or a shorter time if you wish.  Soft drinks will be provided.  Why not bring a picnic and make use of the play area or adult exercise equipment too?

If you would like to book a place please contact or phone 01225 765644.


North Bradley wins a green flag award for its recreation area. Brian Bond with his carved seat memorial to late wife Elaine, fundraiser Pauline Baxter, Sue Hawker, Barry De Ath, and secretary Kay Thomas

North Bradley wins a green flag award for its recreation area.

Brian Bond with his carved seat memorial to late wife Elaine, fundraiser Pauline Baxter, Sue Hawker, Barry De Ath, and secretary Kay Thomas

North Bradley villagers are celebrating after they were told their recreational ground is officially one of the best in the country.

North Bradley Peace Memorial Trust recreation ground has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Community Award handed out by the Keep Britain Tidy group for being one of the best community-run green spaces.

The people responsible for the ground had to show it was a well managed, quality green space, which met criteria such as being central to the community and welcoming.

Brian Bond, chairman of the memorial trust, said: “I am delighted the recreation ground was judged to be of award worthy standard again this year, especially as the site has just completed a £45,000 project for various improvements, including adult exercise equipment.”

The recreation ground has been joined by a swathe of other parks up and down the country which are being handed the award for the first time. In 2011, 1,288 parks and green spaces will fly either the Green Flag or Community Award.

Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman said: “I would like to congratulate the people at North Bradley who have worked hard to keep their recreation ground at a high standard and ensure that it is a pleasant and enjoyable space for the community.”

The recreation ground is in the running for the People’s Choice Award but will face stiff competition from others green spaces in the UK.

This award is based on a public vote. Visit

We would like to make it clear that this bench was designed and created, based on local people’s ideas, by Anthony Rogers.  To see more of Anthony’s work please visit his website –


Anthony Brown has now finished our community bench which has been dedicated to the memory of Elaine Bond.  It’s in place, awaiting a nice shady tree to be planted later in the year!





Here are some of the lovely   photos  taken by Kriss    Kavanagh at the dog show 2011 –

To see all the photos & to order go to : –







Community Spaces  project for adult exercise equipment, footpath, benches etc

On Sunday 3rd July 2011, the official ribbon cutting ceremony was jointly formed by Nathan Dyer Trowbridge born footballer, Liam Richards the current  super featherweight British master champion, Nick Blackwell the current English middleweight champion, both of whom train in Trowbridge and Radio Wiltshire’s Sue Davis who hosts the popular afternoon show – a recording was made at the event and aired on Monday.




Sunday 3rd July –

‘Community Spaces’ fitness & wellbeing project launch &

Family Fun Day

Following our successful £48,000 application to The Big Lottery for adult exercise equipment, a new footpath and other items, North Bradley Peace Memorial Trust committee are celebrating the culmination of three years hard work in planning and consultation with local people.

The celebration will take place on Sunday July 3rd at the Peace Memorial Hall & recreation ground, North Bradley, BA14 0SH from 11am to 4pm.  Everyone is welcome to come along, entry is free.

There will be procession along the new footpath at 2pm led by Westbury Town Crier Sean Price, footballer Nathan Dyer and boxers Liam Richards and Nick Blackwell plus Wiltshire Radio’s presenter, Sue Davis who will all be ‘cutting the ribbon’.  People of all ages are invited to join in with this parade.

There will be a wide range of stalls, Active Trowbridge  sports road-show with bouncy castles, fairground type rides, small farm animals to pet, demonstrations and have a go sessions of a range of activities, art display on a floral theme, children’s activities, PTA BBQ, free cream teas (whilst supply lasts!), raffle, summer quiz and most importantly, try the new interactive footpath, have a go on the new adult exercise equipment with instructors on hand and see our newly planted borders.

For more information phone  – 01225 765644

Our profits from this event will go to North Bradley Peace Memorial Trust funds for vital maintenance to the hall and recreation ground.













Raffle, children’s art workshop, refreshments and more!


table top sale

£4 for sellers.

All profits will be used for play area maintenance.

All enquiries call 01225 765644





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