Once again the Beaufort has the great honour to host a St Wulfstan banquet, actually on his Saints Day, this January 19th, starting at 7.30pm. This year it happens to be on a Friday.
Helping to keep the great man’s memory green, the Earl Greys will be providing the medieval musical accompaniment.
Bookings in advance only. Please let us know what your menu choices will be.
Dear Beaufort regulars, hot on the heels of Dilly’s BBQ, it’s our Annual Harvest Home Auction.
Ace auctioneer Terry Tripp will be taking the rostrum again, selling our usual fayre; Prizewinning gourmet vegetables!
The hammer is going down from 8pm …
Come along and have a laugh, proceeds to Hawkesbury’s very own Senior Citizens Fund.
Dear Beaufort regular’s, it’s Dilly’s prize BBQ time again – Friday 1st September 2017 in the Beaufort’s garden.
Starting from 4pm onwards, it’s your chance to enjoy: –
Local Lamb Burgers, 100% Pure Beef Burgers, Award winning Pork sausages, Pete’s Pulled Pork wraps and Spicy Halloumi Pitta’s!!!
All proceeds to go to PROPS, one lucky person to win £50!”
The lead feature in today’s ’10 Things to Do in Bristol This Week’ from Bristol 24/7 … Click the link below.
First shows at 2 and 4pm today, Monday 21st August … then daily 2pm and 4pm to Sunday 3rd September.
Starts by the barrel at the junction of King St. / Prince St, near Bristol Centre.
TREASURE ISLAND STORY WALK
Where the adventure began: in Bristol Docks
Back for the summer holidays
2pm & 4pm 21 August-3 September
TREASURE ISLAND in Bristol: the perfect holiday treat. Bristol is where Squire Trelawney found and fitted out the good ship Hispaniola, where Long John Silver ran a pub called The Spylass, and where young Jim Hawkins stepped off the coach from Devon to set sail on the biggest adventure of his life – the search for Captain Flint’s buried treasure.
Led by a professional actor in period costume and full of pirates and buccaneers; hidden spy holes; dark secrets, dirty deeds and lashings of doubloons.
Monday 21 August- Sunday 3 September, at 2pm and 4pm. Suitable for families with children aged 8+, you’ll hear the story where it all began 250 years ago: Bristol docks.
Here’s Squire Trelawney’s letter from Bristol’s Old Anchor Inn:
The ship is bought and fitted. She lies at anchor, ready for sea. You never imagined a sweeter schooner—a child might sail her—two hundred tons; name, Hispaniola.
…only the crew troubled me until the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required… an old sailor who keeps a public-house, knows all the seafaring men in Bristol, and had lost his health ashore. I engaged him on the spot to be ship’s cook. Long John Silver, he is called, and has lost a leg…’
And what happens next? You’ll have to walk the walk if you want to find out.
Here’s what our audiences say:
“The story walk is terrific”
“Wonderful entertainment …thoroughly recommend”
“Thrilling story-telling, enjoyed by all ages”
“Perfect way to spend time with little pirates”
Adults £8, under 16 £5, family (2+2) £20. Cash only. Duration: 1 hour.
No booking required; meet at the start: Merchant Venturers Almshouses, junction King St/Prince St, BS1 4DT.
Once again we welcome Winterbourne Down Border Morris Dancers at the Beaufort.
Come along and sample this quintessentially English tradition on a balmy summers night in a traditional Cotswolds pub.
Monday 24th July at 8pm ‘Morris Time’ – be there or be square!
Hawkesbury Historical Society on a tour of Bristol’s Docks with pub landlord Mark – June 2017.
Here they are after a chance encounter with Radio Bristol’s Steve Yabsley, producer Martin and Aardman’s Morph outside of M Shed.
A great time was had by one and all.
Finally here! Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare, part of the official
Cotswold Hare Trail.
St Wulfstan’s Day this year saw a very special event at Hawkesbury Primary School, the unveiling of ‘Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare’ – a 5’ tall fibreglass hare that is taking part in the forthcoming ‘Cotswold Hare Trail 2017’.
Sponsored by the Beaufort Arms @ Hawkesbury Upton, our Hare will be one of 80 spread throughout the Cotswolds from March to September.
The theme for the Beaufort’s Hare is the life of Wulfstan, Hawkesbury’s very own Patron Saint – of Vegetarians and Peasants. Jan 19th is his saints day.
Artist Linda Jane Smith has done a fantastic job bringing the hare to life; On his cloak, between his ears, Wulfstan’s mitre is resplendent, illustrating the fact that he was the last ever Anglo Saxon Bishop …
On one side of his foreleg is his Bishops crozier and on the other is the Domesday Book – he was responsible for the compilation of this in our area …
Around the hem of the cloak is a Bayeux type tapestry with episodes from his career – priest at Hawkesbury in the 1030’s (legend of the goose), with Edward the Confessor who appointed him Bishop of Worcester (legend of the crozier), a Bristol ship in trouble (miracle on the Irish Sea), banning the slave trade in Bristol in 1090, and finally church builder at Worcester and Westbury.
Huge thank to Hawkesbury Headmaster Ed and his staff at the school, Festival Director Florence, artist Linda, helper Leon and most of all, the pupils of Hawkesbury Primary who were brilliant.
Look out for the hare this summer …
Many thanks to Andy Musty for the photos …
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