BoA anthem for Olympic Torch day

Here’s a track I’ve put together with Neil Ryles from Bath Road Studio in BoA, written for the Olympic Torch Relay coming through town next week. It’s called ’Run For Your Life’. It started off as a bit of a laugh and turned into someth...

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Conigre House orphanage

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Linking back to the 1950s in Bradford on Avon – here’s a photo of Conigre House when it was an orphanage. My parents John and Gwen McDonough ran this orphanage. Looking for anyone who is interested – I have photos I can share. I live in Aus...

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Ask BOA: Prepaid mobile phones?

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Are there any phone stores that sell “Prepaid mobile phones”  in Bradford on Avon? We are visiting the third week in May. (Contributed by: Karen Hoeksema)

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River level time-lapse

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Walking Festival

Bookings for September’s Walking Festival are being taken at the TIC from Tuesday 1st May. All walks need to be booked in advance. For more information please go to: walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/ We do hope you will sup...

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Details of Olympic Torch road closure

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Details have been announced of a four-and-a-half hour closure of Market St on 22nd May, as part of celebrations held as the Olympic Torch passes through the town. Here’s the official announcement from Wiltshire Council: Section 16A of the Road ...

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A train and a rainbow

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Moulton Bikes

Clip from the BBC’s Country File a few months ago, highlighting the Moulton Bicycle which is made in Bradford on Avon Moulton from Voyager03 on Vimeo.

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Bradford’s Shops in the 1950s

  From Ernie Sadd to Madame Soul, Bradford on Avon’s Shops in 1952 Memories of the 1950s should come flooding back in June this year with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations – if you were around at that time. But how many people stil...

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Bradford on Avon Sailing Club

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BoASC is a friendly sailing club just up river from Bradford on Avon. Regular meetings on Sunday afternoons in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Currently looking to attract new members. www.boasailing.co.uk (Contributed by: Peter Hodkinson)

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AskBOA: Activities and interests for ’older’ people

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My parents are moving to the area in may and are looking to get involved in activities locally, which as you appreciate is always tricky, they have always played bowls but are now in their 70’s and a bit reluctant, I wonder if you might be able to ...

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Superfast broadband coming to BoA, says MP

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Superfast broadband connections will be available in BoA when the local exchange is upgraded by BT, local MP Duncan Hames told Parliament. He said: Rural Britain, in the shape of the small town of Bradford on Avon in my constituency, welcomed the new...

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Back to Netball

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Haven’t played netball for a while, want to come and meet new people?? Please come along to St Laurance School, Fridays, term time 7pm-8.30pm, please call me on 01225 864874 if you need more details. (Contributed by: Nicola Murray)

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Pancake race pics

There’s a nice gallery of photos from the pancake race over on bath.co.uk. Andrew Eberlin also posted some photos on his Flickr feed.

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Videos from last week's "City for a Day" radio broadcast in BoA

Via bath.co.uk, and Wiltshire Web on YouTube, here are some videos of the BBC 5Live broadcast at the Wiltshire Music Centre:

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