70th Anniversary of Patchway 1953 - 2023
2023 marked the 70th Anniversary of Patchway and the 70th year since the Almondsbury Parish Ward of Patchway became a Parish in its own right in 1953.
The Town Council ran a series of events and initiatives to commemorate and celebrate this significant moment for the town.
A Platinum Postcard for Patchway
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Patchway, the Town Council invited residents and young people to design a postcard to celebrate what Patchway means for them and we are delighted to share the postcards we received.
The Patchway Memory Wall
Residents young and a little older sent us their memorable images of Patchway from across many decades and we have been delighted to share these memories with the whole community.
Can you spot someone you used to know, or a building you used to work in across these fabulous images!
Platinum Party in the Park
Patchway celebrated our 70th Anniversary with a fabulous Party in the Park on 8 July 2023 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).