“Fatman and Dobin”

Readers may remember an early HTV Wales and West early evening comedy show that featured a weekly sketch called “Fatman and Dobin”.

The sketch featured an early television appearance by Sir Richard Stilgoe, the well-known songwriter, lyricist, musician and broadcaster. Sir Richard is best known for his humorous songs and frequent television appearances but is also notable for his charity work, for which he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2012.

The photograph was taken in 1970, when an episode of “Fatman and Dobin” was filmed at Warmley Station. 

The filming of this episode in Warmley will feature in Alan Bryant’s talk at the Museum on 11th October. If you have any memories of the filming of this episode, or of the show itself, Kingswood Heritage Museum would love to hear from you on 0117 960 5664 or by email at: kingswoodmuseum@gmail.com

Museum Talk in October

This year’s programme of monthly talks continues at Kingswood Heritage Museum on Wednesday October 11th with a presentation by Alan Bryant on the history of Warmley.

Admission costs £4, including tea or coffee; doors open at 7pm and the talk commences at 7.30 pm; seats can be reserved by calling 0117 960 5664.

Museum at Night

Fancy something different to Trick or Treating this year? Join us for some ghoulish Halloween fun at Kingswood Heritage Museum from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday 29th October.

Meet the ghost of the old bootmaker, the owner of the mysterious Kingswood elephant and even the magical Mr William Champion himself, as well as other surprise visitors!

An expert curator will be on hand throughout the evening to answer any questions you may have, and you will be invited to explore the museum in the shadows, using your own torches and the lights of the museum stewards.

The Museum shop will be open selling various gifts and the Windmill Cafe will be serving up some spooky refreshments. For more information, please check our Facebook page or the Museum’s website.

Knitting Natter Group

The popular “Knitting Natter” Group meets at Kingswood Heritage Museum every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Bring your knitting, crochet and embroidery for an enjoyable and sociable afternoon.    

The entry fee is £3, and all proceeds go to the Museum. For more information, please telephone Linda Payne at the Museum on 0117 9605664, email kingswoodmuseum@gmail.com or just come along.

Volunteer opportunities

Kingswood Heritage Museum always welcomes new volunteers. The Museum would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone interested in helping with marketing or in managing or helping to run our café. If you are interested in helping the Museum in any capacity, please either: email us at kingswoodmuseum@gmail.com or call us on 0117 960 5664.