Southmead Soap

This is a FREE event. Come along to Ascot Road on Sun 2 July 2017 and meet the Meadows and the Meaders – two fictional families who were in Southmead from the very beginning! The many fascinating stories provided by you have been woven into the Meadows to Meaders Soap Opera.

People of Southmead will be performing episodes covering the 1930s to the 1960s, live on Ascot Road at 2 pm and 4.30 pm.

Will Norma Meader be able to afford new stockings? Will Peter Meadows ever pluck up the courage to ask his true love to the Youth Club dance? And why is Annie, respectably married mother of two hiding in a hedge?

Lots of other activities will also be taking place throughout the day:

A chance to sample a taste of 1930s cuisine – just the way granny used to cook.

Watch films capturing memories of the early years of Fonthill Road School, the Baptist Church Youth Club and that take a peek inside some of the first houses to be built in Southmead.

Visit the Exhibition of Objects Past that reveal another part of Southmead’s history

Hear recollections of cows being herded along Ascot Road, memories of the first Teddy boys, and a Doncaster Road teacher remembering how cheeky children were tricked into owning up to stealing fruit from the school allotment.

Booking details to follow soon, including transport arrangements from Arnside to Ascot Road.

Check out the Facebook page for updates or contact Ruth Myers on

Look out for us on the Art and Sole Apple Trail on 20 May 2017 and at the Southmead Festival, 1 July 2017.

Meadows to Meaders is a community production of a piece of theatre inspired by local stories, performed by local people.

Writer Bea Roberts Director Lisa Gregan Associate Director James Kent Designer Anna Orton