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Time Capsule

Following the extension and refurbishment of the Beechtree Community Centre in 2013, a Time Capsule has been installed in the cellar of the building, and can be accessed through a hatch in the floor.


The Time Capsule contains historical information and contributions from Centre users and is to be opened in

25 years – January 2038.


The Time Capsule was kindly donated by Hawk Developments Ltd from Prees Green, Whitchurch.


Time Capsule ceremony Time capsule in-situ
Time capsule plaque

Key Whitchurch groups to build on successful cooperation

Two key organisations in Whitchurch have decided to continue working together for the benefit of the local community.


The Bradbury Day Centre and Beechtree Community Centre, both near Whitchurch Community Hospital, began working together some time ago. However, when extension work at the Beechtree was imminent which saw staff, volunteers and clients needing to move out the Bradbury staff welcomed them in.


This has resulted in a much closer working relationship which the two centres have decided to continue after the Beechtree re-opens in the very near future.


“We see this positive decision as a clear message that both centres want to provide all age groups in our community with activities and services that will be enhanced in the future, thereby offering more breadth of choice which everybody deserves,” Bradbury manager Cherrill Knott said.


During the extension work, several Beechtree computers were installed in the Bradbury centre, giving older clients the opportunity to try their hand and even begin recording their local history memories for the Heritage Project. Beechtree also offered Bradbury clients some Extend exercise classes to remain more mobile, along with art and healthy eating classes.


“None of this joint working would have been possible without the welcoming goodwill of the Bradbury staff, and as a result the staff of both centres have made the decision to continue with this joint working for the benefit of the Whitchurch and district community,” Beechtree manager Kath Goodchild said.”


Christmas card making computer lessons
Christmas card making at the Bradbury Day Centre Beechtree computer lesson taking place in the Bradbury Day Centre. Kath Goodchild, Beechtree Manager and Cherrill Knott, Bradbury Manager are looking on.
men cooking
The men's cookery group in the Beechtree Centre

Shropshire Heirloom Project

The Beechtree Centre is excited to be working in partnership with 4 other Shropshire Broadplaces to deliver this new project.


The idea is to encourage people who have little experience of using computers to record their memories and research their local or family history. A digital heirloom will be created from personal recollections of participants' lives and the areas they live, and from family history projects and photos.


The Project is looking to recruit learners, volunteers and tutors to share ideas and experiences via networks created online. If you are interested in joining us at the Whitchurch project, either as a learner/participant, a volunteer helper or as a tutor, please get in touch with Joan Mowl, tel: 01948 666612, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Project organisers

Here are the organisers of the Shropshire Heirloom

Project at their first planning meeting.

From left to right- Clare from Clee Hill IT Project,

Flavia from Shropshire Council, Jackie from the

Mayfair Project in Church Stretton, and Joan from


You can read all about progress with the project at our blog here:

Coffee at the Civic - July 2012

We held a coffee morning at the Civic Centre in July 2012 when we met lots of new people and displayed some of the work produced by our young people and by the Arts classes.


Masks made by our young people Selling raffle tickets
Masks made by members of our Youth Group

So you CAN have fun selling raffle tickets!

From left to right: Celia, Tom and Ralph.

Enjoying a coffee and a natter Art display
No, it's not the WI. Some visitors enjoying a coffee and a natter. A display of art work made by students in our art classes.


Here are some comments made by our visitors:


“Your paintings brightened our day... the white horses in the waves were excellent.”

“Varied, colourful, interesting artwork, all to a high standard.”

“I thought the masks made by the children were particularly good.”

“Most enjoyable morning, very impressed by the paintings and the masks were nicely done. Well done everybody.”

Animal Man

Face Painting and Animal Man Afternoon


Running out of things o do with the children, frazzled at keeping them occupied?

Why not book a place at the Beechtree Centre on Friday 16th August . There will be a facepainting session from 1.30 then Simon Airey "the Animal Man" will be here from 2.30. It is an opportunity for your children to get hands on experience learning about exotic animals while at the same time being educational. To book contact Penny on 01948 666612 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Beechtree Newsletters

Below are our latest newsletters, these are all in PDF format you will need to have the Adobe Reader installed on your system which you can get by clicking here

Click here for our JULY 2013 NEWSLETTER

Click here for our MARCH 2013 NEWSLETTER

Click here for our DECEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER

Click here for our AUG 2012 NEWSLETTER


You can access our older newsletters by going to the ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS page.

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