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Autumn Quiz 2011

Come and join in our autumn quiz fun general knowledge questions £6.00 per team of 4-5.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Christmas Quiz

Yate Heritage Centre hosts its annual Christmas Quiz combining elements of our popular, fun, general knowledge quiz with a Christmas twist.

Teams of 4-5 are invited to play. £6 per team. Booking is essential.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Church Life in Gloucestershire Lecture

"Render unto Caesar" - Church Life in Gloucestershire with David Smith. The lecturer charts the history of the church in Gloucestershire from earliest times.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lecture - The Purton Hulks

LP Barnett charts the maritime history of the Severn through the former sailing vessels which form the Purton Hulks. Find out about these craft in this fascinating lecture.  

Booking essential. £2 admission of free for Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St George Celebrations

Yate & District Heritage Centre is proud to host the 2012 St George Celebrations. There will be Morris Dancing, Mumming, brass band performances, folk singing, story telling, majorettes, Punch and Judy and much more.

There will be a myriad of activities and stalls on the day and a civic procession at the start of the day to begin proceedings. A St George Rugby Competition will also take place with a presentation in the afternoon.

10.15am St George Procession 

10.45am Opening

11.00am Thornbury Town Band 

11.30am Ashley Rise Mummers

11.45pm St Paul's Dance Group 

12.00pm David Metcalfe Folk/Storytelling

12.30pm Ridge School Gymnastics 

12.45pm Thornbury Town Road

13.15pm Ashley Rise Mummers 

13.30pm David Metcalfe Folk/Storytelling

14.00pm Yate Star Twirlers 

14.30pm Reg Morris

14.50pm Acro-Gymnastics 

15.05pm St George Award Ceremony

15.20pm Raysfield Country Dancing 

15.40pm Rag Morris

16.05pm Acro-Gymnastics


Yate Heritage Centre


13.00pm Same Same Punch & Judy

14.00pm Horton Ukelele

15.15pm Same Same Punch & Judy




St George Rugby Tournament (St Marys School Fields) 

Refreshments At St Marys Church & White Lion 


Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Lecture - The Trades of Chippenham

Mike Stone, former curator of Chippenham Museum, gives a run down of the trades which made Chippenham the town it is today and were at the heart of the history of the area. This is an accessible but detailed entry inito the town's history.

Booking essential. £2 or free for Friends of YHC

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Summer Quiz

Enter a team for our fun and popular general knowledge quiz. Teams of 4-5 people are welcome. £6 per team. Booking essential.

Friday, May 11, 2012 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Yate & Heritage Heritage Centre supported by Yate Town Council and Engage are hosting the Yate Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The day will have a clear 1950s theme throughout and take place on St Mary's Green in the historic heart of Yate.

There will be traditional entertainment through the day including Westerleigh Brass Band, 12.15pm and 1.30pm,  the Panama Jazz Band, 2.15pm and 3.15pm, 1950s storytelling 1pm, 2pm and 3pm plus contemporary dance from St Paul's School at 1pm and Country Dancing from Raysfield Junior School at 1.15pm. 

Between 2pm and 3pm there will be a free 1950s style Sports Day for children of different ages with traditional events.

At 3pm there will be a wonderful 1950s free street party for children up to 12 with 1950s style food and refreshments.   Please book for this.

Throughout the day there will also be an historic jubilee display and film showings of past celebrations and the Coronation.

Also, stalls & numerous family activities.

4pm Grand Jubilee prize raffle draw in the afternoon with star prizes.




Saturday, June 02, 2012 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Evening Barn Dance (Cancelled)

The Yate Diamond Jubilee Barn Dance is now cancelled. We apologise to all our supporters for this. 

Saturday, June 02, 2012 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Diamond Jubilee Film Evening

Historian John Penny will be presenting the best ever Jubilee film evening with all the historic footage of past royal celebrations in the Bristol area during the 20th century.

Not to be missed. Booking essential. £2 or free for Friends of YHC

Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Yate International Festival

The 7th Yate International Festival once again promises a great day out for the community.

 Drawing on the many different cultures within South Gloucestershire we offer the following; - entertainment including Indian drumming, Chinese dance and Tai Chi, English folk singing, Irish Dancing, Latin American music, Steel Band, Hindu Puppet Theatre, Acro Gymnastics and school performers. 

There will be a myriad of different activities for families including Chinese and Indian crafts, Mosaic Workshop and other international games and activities.

There will be a range of pan Asian food also available at the event.

Funded by Engage & Yate Town Council


St Mary’s Green


10.45 Grand Opening

11am Contemporary Dance (Redds Dance Group)

11.20 Belly Dancing

11.40 Dhol Drums

11.50 Tai Chi (Chinese Association)

12.05 Generation – Pop & Traditional Polish Music

12.25 Belly Dancing

12.45 Latin American Music (Knock on Wood)

1.05 Dhol Drums & Salsa Support (Vijay)

1.20 Thornbury Castle Steel Band

1.45 O’Malley Irish Dancing

2.10 Latin American Music (Knock on Wood)

2.35 Raysfield Junior Bollywood Dance

2.55 English Folk (Tim & Sue Brine)

3.20pm Acro-Gymnastics

3.45 Chinese Dance (Chinese Association)

4.05 English Folk

4.30 Acro-Gymnastics


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12am Yoga Workshop

1pm Hindu Puppet Theatre (Same Same Theatre)

2pm Sari Dressing

3pm Hindu Puppet Theatre


Saturday, September 15, 2012
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Family History Day

Surgery for Family Historians in the area including novices and the more advanced. Run by Sodbury Vale FHS and Yate Heritage Centre.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Tudor Christmas Demonstrations

Discover the life of a Tudor housewife during the Christmas period. Cherry Hubbard of Yate Heritage Centre will be taking you through the food and home preparations involved in a Christmas of the mid 16th century.

Performances will take place at 11.30am and 2pm and will last around 1 hour.

Saturday, December 01, 2012 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Christmas Quiz

Enter your team in the 2012 Heritage Centre Christmas Quiz. Teams of 4-5  are invited to take part in this fun, general knowledge quiz.

Entry is £6 per team and booking is essential.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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A History of Celestine

Yate Lecture Series - The History of Celestine. David Hardwick delivers his definitive lecture on Celestine - the History and impact of celestine on the Yate Area. The lecture will accompany his book -The History of Celestine to be published in 2013.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Spring Quiz

The Yate Heritage Centre Spring Quiz is available for booking. Teams of 4-5 are invited to compete in the fun, general knowledge quiz. Booking essential. £6 per team. The best value quiz in town.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Family History Day

Interested in your ancestors?   Wondered about what they did? These and many other questions may be answered at Yate Heritage Centre with expert guidance from Sodbury Vale Family History Society. 23rd March 10.30am - 4.30pm.


Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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St George Celebrations

Yate's annual all day St George Celebrations will shortly be with us. Another full day of traditional entertainment, and more activities than ever before, plus stalls and refreshments make this the perfect St George event. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Funded by Yate Town Council and Engage (South Gloucestershire Council).

Itinerary    10am St George Procession                                                       

St Mary's Green

  • 10.30am Opening.
  • 10.40am Ken's Ukes - U3A  Ukelele Band                
  • 11am Thornbury Town (Brass) Band. 
  • 11.35am Yate Star Twirlers.      
  • 11.55am Tim & Sue Brine Folk Singers.  
  • 12.30am Acro-Gymnastics.    
  • 12.50am Thornbury Town Band. 
  • 1.25pm REDDS Stage School.            
  • 1.45pm Somerset Morris.  
  • 2.10pm ST George Award Ceremony.        
  • 2.25pm Tim & Sue Brine.  
  • 3pm Parkour Gmnastics.                        
  • 3.15pm REDDS Stage School  
  • 3.35pm Somerset Morris.

Yate Heritage Centre

  • 12am St George storytelling. 
  • 1pm Professor Fillibuster Punch & Judy.  
  • 2pm St George Storytelling.                           
  • 3pm Professor Fillibuster

St Mary's Church 

  • 11am -  2pm Tower Tours

St Mary's School

  • 10am - 1pm School Rugby Tournament


Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Yate Heritage Centre AGM

The public and interested parties are invited to attend the Heritage Centre AGM. As well as the necessary business, you will have the opportunity to hear County Archaeology Officer, Paul Driscoll give a talk on recent archaeological work in the Yate area.

Monday, May 20, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Summer General Knowledge Quiz

Yate Heritage Centre presents its annual summer general knowledge quiz. Great fun for people over 16. £6 per team of 4-5. Booking essential.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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