70th Anniversary of Patchway
2023 is the 70th Anniversary of Patchway marking the 70th year since the Almondsbury Parish Ward of Patchway became a Parish in its own right in 1953.
The Town Council is running a series of events and initiatives to commemorate and celebrate this momentous time for the town.
A Platinum Postcard for Patchway
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Patchway, the Town Council has been inviting young people to design a postcard to celebrate what Patchway means for them and we are delighted to share the postcards we have received. Please continue to send us more!
The Patchway Memory Wall
Residents young and a little older have been sending us their memorable images of Patchway from across many decades and we are delighted to be able to share these with the whole community.
Maybe you will spot someone you used to know, or a building you used to work in across these fabulous images!
Patchway’s Platinum Year So Far
Patchway has already been celebrating our 70th Anniversary with a fabulous Party in the Park on 8 July where thousands of residents and friends gathered together for a day of live music and entertainment at Scott Park, and included Crole’s Funfair, yummy food and drink, kids activities, a market, local organisations, raffle and quiz.
The Official Opening of the Norman Scott Park Pavilion and Sporting Facilities by Mayor of Patchway Cllr Dayley Lawrence, Cllr Roger Loveridge and local celebrity Geoff Twentyman also took place on 8 July.
Read the full story here and watch our Platinum Party Film below (© Gary Millard).
And the Poem for Patchway initiative is underway with young people at our schools being engaged to create poems about why they love to live in Patchway.