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Friends of Blaise

contact@friendsofblaise.co.uk

Welcome to The Friends of Blaise

Newsletter

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Feature of the month

Every month we highlight a page from our site

Blaise Castle was commissioned by Thomas Farr a wealthy Bristol merchant as a summerhouse and was built in 1766 by Robert Mylne on the site of the former Blaise Chapel at a cost of £3,000.

Originally the castle had two floors which were furnished and there was access to the roof via a staircase. One of the turrets contained a wooden staircase to reach the very top of the castle, to provide an even better view.

The Estate was bought by Bristol City Council in 1926. In 1957, the castle underwent restoration and in 1959 the building was Grade II listed.

The friends of Blaise was founded in 1981 to help restore the castle again after it had fallen into a serious condition, with the tireless help of the local community and a lottery grant the castle was once again restored. Today the friends aim to open the castle to the public on Bank Holidays and selected Sundays through the Spring and Summer months.

Photo of the month

the Photo of the month competition is back!

Junes Winner was Richard Hughes, with this lovely photo.

Enter Julys photo of the month competition.

Litter picking

What's on @blaise

 

Litter picking Monday 13th July, see to the left for more info.

Castle closed

We would like to inform everyone that the castle will remain closed until further notice. We will update our website/facebook pages when we have more info. Please note the rest of the estate is open. If you do decide to visit the estate please be mindful of other people and our neighbours.

 

Thank you

The Friends of blaise committee

Tuesday Trivia

Every week we hold a tuesday trivia competition on our facebook page.