Resident chronicles a year in the life of village

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 January 2012 | UPDATED: 14:34 02 February 2012

Siobhan Watson with   her  Filming equipment

Siobhan Watson with her Filming equipment


A BLAGDON resident will document every event which goes on in the village over the next year as part of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

Siobhan Watson was handed the task by the Blagdon Jubilee Forum, and will spend 2012 chronicling events and day-to-day life in the village.

The completed film is expected to be an hour long, and Siobhan hopes it will form a lasting record of life in Blagdon.

She has already started filming having captured recent events such as the annual wassail and the Burns Night supper, and is inviting residents to get in touch with her if they have events coming up that could form part of the film.

Siobhan, of Street End Lane, said: “I do a bit of filming in my spare time, and enjoy creating short films. I’ve been looking for a longer project such as this, and so I was pleased when the opportunity came along.

“I’ve always thought of Blagdon as a busy village, but it wasn’t until I embarked on this project and starting compiling a list of all the events, activities and clubs, held locally, that I realised quite how much actually goes on.

“Hopefully this film will capture the character and spirit of the village in 2012 - for people to look back on in years to come, as a little window into the past.”

If you think you have an event for Siobhan to film, contact her at

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