Thornbury Chamber of Commerce

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Gromit Hunt Results

The summer is over and our lovely Honeysuckle Rose has gone off to join the rest of the Sculptures at the Mall Cribbs Causeway where Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw will reunite in the last chance to marvel at the innovative and inventive trail designs before they are auctioned off to raise vital money for Bristol Children's Hospital. They will be there until the end of September.

Our very own mini Gromit Hunt has also finished and it was very well received by visitors to the town.  Thank you to everyone who took part.  We have collected in all the entry forms and the winner of the prize draw was Joby Amesbury Aged 10 from Thornbury.  He wins the mini Gromit he chose as his favourite which was “007 Diamonds are Forever” designed by Penny Skinner from Bonds of Thornbury. Joby also wins £25.00 of Thornbury Vouchers to spend in our local participating shops.  The rest of the mini Gromits are being sold and all the money raised will be donated to the Grand Appeal charity which supports Bristol Childrens Hospital in Bristol. Rowena Chair of Thornbury Chamber commented that it was nice to see so many people around the Town throughout the summer obviously enjoying both the main Gromit Trail but also taking part in our very own Gromit Hunt.  We hope this will encourage people to visit Thornbury again.

You can still buy a memento of Honeysuckle Rose, there are Note Books £2.95, Fridge Magnets  and Badges £2.00 each, they are available at News 4 U in St Mary Centre until the end of September.  All profits go to the Grand Appeal.

Our own mini Gromits were all wonderfully decorated by local people and it is a shame to pick any winners but the top 4 were voted by the public as:

1st           Mr Gromit – Gems of Thornbury

2nd          Wings – Papilio at Heritage

3rd           007 Diamonds are Forever – Bonds of Thornbury

4th           Daisy – The Carnival Committee (Displayed in Riddifords)


Thornbunny Trail

The Thornbunny Trail seems to have been enjoyed by many. 

The draw was done by Mike Horton (vice chair of Thornbury Chamber of Commerce) at Gems of Thornbury


 We have had good feedback from the local businesses and the public that they enjoyed the bunny hunt.  The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who took part and hope the public found the event opened their eyes to what was available in their local environment.  Below is a comment from one of the entry forms

“Some Rabbits hard to find, names very appropriate for shops – met lots of friends and found places in Thornbury I didn’t know existed and found items in shops I didn’t know they stocked … enjoyable Trail.  Thank you”.

 Prize Draw Results:

Lily Gainer of Dursley – wins £25.00 Thornbury Voucher and a Thornbury Note Book.

Matthew Davies of Rangeworthy – wins  a Luxury Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg from Papilio at Heritage

Oliver Hall of Thornbury – wins a Lindt Bunny

Harry Sayce of Thornbury – wins a Cadburys Goodie Bag

Claire Stephens of Thornbury – wins a Lindt Bunny

Anya Beaugie of Thornbury – wins a Cadburys Goodie Bag

Thornbury Christmas Window Competition Winners

Thank you to all the businesses who decorated their windows for our Christmas Window Competition.  The public have voted and the winners are:


Cadman Wealth Planning






Savery and Son.


A picture of the winning window :

Food Fairs

Thornbury's highly successful Food Fairs brought together the best of local producers with members of the popular Thursday Farmers Markets, providing a wide range of fresh produce to suit all tastes, and a chance to socialise with friends and neighbours.

The Christmas Food & gift Fair is back due to popular demand and will be on December 9th from 10.00am.

Thornbury Vouchers

Thornbury Vouchers can be bought in denominations of £5 or £10.  They can be spent in any of the Chamber businesses in the local area.  This includes shops, cafes, bars, hotels.  You can buy vouchers from Bonds estate Agents Hawkes House, or Gems The Jewellers at present but they will soon also be on sale in other businesses (see here for details)


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