Taken from A Dictionary of Place-
FALFIELD VILLAGE WEBSITE
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This website is designed to serve the local community in and around Falfield Village and it's visitors. Feel free to take a look around, and let us know if you would like anything included.
If you spot any inaccuracies, broken links, typos or have any information which you feel should be added to the web site then please do draw them to our attention by using the contact page. There is much practical information and links to activities and events taking place in and around the village. You will also find information of the general history of the village and with the centenary of the start of the 1st World War you will now find information on all those remembered on the War Memorial from the Great War as well as those from the 2nd World War. Just added to the history section is information on the Bombed Village at Eastwood.
Village institutions, clubs and social groups are now beginning to be represented on the web site’s pages and we would like to include everyone. So, if you are involved with a local group and would like a presence on the website, please let us know. Similarly, if you would like to publicise an up-
For those of you not familiar with we are a small rural village with around 200 houses and a population of approx 500. It is situated on the southern edge of the Berkeley Vale and to the east of the River Severn and the Cotswold's to the east. It is the last parish on the northern boundary of South Gloucestershire.
The nearest town to the village is Thornbury some 5 miles away to the south. The nearest major cities are Bristol, 16 miles to the South and Gloucester 18 miles to the North
The major employer in the village is the Home Office which operates a Women's Prison located within Eastwood Park although the majority of the working population in the village travel to either Gloucester, Bristol or Swindon to work.
The shape of the parish is long in its length and narrow in its width. Both the A38 road and M5 Motorway run through the village from north to south with access on and off of the M5 motorway from the village via junction 14.This web site is run on a voluntary basis by James Carpenter with the cost of the domain name and hosting facility offered by Link 2 covered by The Gables Hotel, Falfield.
Page last updated: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Queen Elizabeth II
The Duke of Edinburgh
Official celebration of Her Majesty The Queens Birthday
Birthday of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Birthday of The Duchess of Cornwall
Birthday of Prince George of Cambridge
Birthday of Princess Anne
Birthday of Prince Harry
Birthday of The Prince of Wales
Her Majesty’s Wedding Anniversary
Birthday of HRH The Countess of Cambridge
Birthday of HRH The Countess of Wessex
Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne
Birthday of Prince Andrew
Birthday of the Earl of Wessex
Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
23rd April Birthday of Prince Louis of Cambridge & St Georges Day
Birthday of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
In 2010 as part of the 150th anniversary of St George’s Church a flag pole was erected in the churchyard. The St George’s flag is normally flown on a service day. On “official” flag days either the Union Flag or St George’s flag is flown.
The next “official” flag day will be:
For details of service times click on service No to take you to the appropriate to service timetable.
The December 2019 issue of the 5 Village Alive which covers the villages of Rockhampton, Cromhall, Falfield, Tortworth and Tytherington is now available to view online.
Click here to go to the 5 Alive page
Interested in booking the Village Hall?
Then go the the Village Hall web page for more information.
FALFIELD VILLAGE HALL
Carols around the tree
Friday 13th December from 6pm
On the Village Green
And a visit from Father Christmas