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Live at the Book Book Now Now Joe Pasquale Tuesday 2nd August Positively Fourth Street: Bob Dylan Fri 23 Sept Ruby Turner Saturday 1st October Counterfeit Sixties Friday 14th October Gareth Richards & Alex Smith 11th November Box Office 01584 811442 regaltenbury.co.uk

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AFTER years of uncertainty, the scheme to build a Tesco store on the former site of Tenbury’s livestock market appears to be moving forward. The buildings on the site have now been demolished, with the market’s offices, previously the infirmary to the Tenbury Workhouse, being reduced to rubble over the course of a day or two. Rumours are circulating that the new store could open in 2017.

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Foxwhelp, Kingston Black, Brown Snout and Tom Putt are just some of the traditional Teme Valley cider apple varieties skilfully blended to create Robinsons Flagon Cider. It’s medium dry, variably hazy and gently sparkling to retain that delicious flavour. Cider just as it should be. Quantities are limited and you won’t generally find Robinsons Cider much beyond the great local pubs in the immediate area. For the story of Robinsons Cider and a full list of stockists, do take a look at our website. The locals reckon Robinsons Cider is well worth seeking out. Discover it and enjoy it for yourself.


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ROCK SHOW & COUNTRY FAYRE

2pm Saturday Sept 3rd Free admission & parking Arts, Handicrafts, Cookery, Horticultural section, Children’s section.

Rules & Schedules from www.rockvillagehall.co.uk Rock Village Hall & Green DY14 9SD

What’s On!

Brimfield Vintage 2016 Theme: Case Working day

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Sunday 4th September 2016, starts 10am

tractor pulling, Classic land rovers and cars, tradestands, Working and static tractors, Corn cutting and bailing. £5 adults (children under 14 free)

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Venue is just off the A456, opposite the Salwey pub at Woofferton. (SY8 4AR)

Conquest Theatre Bromyard Screenings Aug 9th

Sept 10th

6.30pm 7.15pm

Film @ Conquest: 7.30pm, £6/£5.50 Aug 5th Aug 19th Sept 9th

Spotlight Eddie the Eagle Black Mountain Poets

Live on Stage - Folk in the Foyer Aug 13th Sept 2nd

Grace Petrie Mice in Matchbox / Vaginapocalypse

7.30pm 7.30pm

Full details and online booking at www.conquest-theatre.co.uk

The Severn Arms Hotel Take a break on your way to the Welsh Coast! Historic Mid Wales Country Hotel with 10 en-suite bedrooms 8 miles of fishing - fishing FREE with accommodation. Open 11am -11pm, food served all day Riverside Beer Garden 4 Real Ales £5 - £10 - £15 Menus Wi-Fi

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Look out for our 3-day

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New Building at Dinham? There are plans afoot to erect a new building by the River Teme at Dinham and a public consultation was held at the Mill on the Green on July 5th. The idea is that the building would “form the hub of the Springs of Rivers Project” which is led by the Severn Rivers Trust and for which Development Stage Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund has already been awarded. Mike Morris, Deputy Director of the Trust, told us that “The project will undertake habitat improvements, community engagement work and education opportunities across the Teme Catchment. Part of the project is to develop ideas for a River Heritage Centre at Dinham in Ludlow. This site will be specifically used for education of local school children, and engagement with the local community and visitors alike about the importance and beauty of the River Teme, its history and ecology. We will link the building to the wildflower meadows, Whitcliffe Common and the river. We are currently designing the centre and consulting with the local community and value all comments about the proposal. We plan to submit our Second Round Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in the Autumn with the Delivery Phase beginning in early 2017. Should the Centre be included in the Delivery Phase based on the consultation, the Trust would begin construction in Spring 2017.”

How the new building might look

Cleobury Markets

Rupert Bennett with his range of dressings

We visited Cleobury’s markets on Saturday July 16th. There was the ‘Farmers’ Market’ in the Church and the ‘Local Market’ in the Market Hall next door. Always worth a visit, the markets compliment each other. Stalls can vary from market to market so it’s worth returning as something different may catch your eye. For example in the church Bennett & Dunn were showing their new range of marinades and dressings using their own freshly-pressed rapeseed oil and artist Ella Law was selling exquisite clay leaves. In the Market Hall you could have a demonstration hand massage (very relaxing!) with Angie Bennett using a Neal’s Yard organic product or buy homemade Lemon Curd or even commission a pet portrait. Just look out for the flags by the church which show that the market is running.

Vaults helping save Lives! By holding a £1 draw each Sunday for a ‘meat pack’, customers at The Vaults in Tenbury Wells managed to raise £1,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance last year. The photo shows (left) landlord Dermot Aherne and (right) Alan Smith, the man behind the idea, visiting the Air Ambulance base to present the cheque. A certificate recording the donation is proudly displayed on the wall in the bar. The scheme is now in its second year and regulars at the Vaults are hoping they can top last year’s total. Tickets are on sale at the Vaults and you don’t even have to buy a drink to be able to take part!

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Dairy makes a move In recent times people may have known to continue supplying Cotteswold fresh milk in Tenbury’s local dairy as “Cotteswold”, but traditional glass bottles or plastic containers and a recent change of ownership means the associated dairy products as well as newspapers. Tenbury-based business is now Teme Dairy Ltd, Cotteswold milk is local milk, supplied by a having been taken over by its Cotteswold Dairy loyal band of farmers within a 40 mile radius of manager at the time, Dave Loveys. Cotteswold’s processing site in Tewkesbury. It Having started as a milkman in 1970, in is an award winning family business, now in its Gloucester, Dave subsequently managed third generation.” depots in Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Stroud and Gloucester. Dave said “I joined Cotteswold Dairy in 2001 as Cheltenham depot manager and in 2013 I also took on management of the Tenbury Wells depot.” Having followed his father into the business, Dave is passionate about it and he is determined to maintain the delivery service to areas in and around Tenbury Wells, to homes and to businesses. He said “We make deliveries a minimum of 3 days per week and there is no minimum order requirement.” Just some of the products Teme Dairy can deliver The Dairy has also moved from its previous location in Burford to a modern unit on the Tenbury Wells Business Park. The staff live locally and have expansive knowledge and between them have decades of service in the dairy and newspaper trade. The days are long gone when a milkman only delivered milk and Teme Dairy offers a wide choice of other products ranging from biscuits and bread to Teme Dairy’s compost and kitchen foil. Dave modern premises summed it up: “We are pleased

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Areas covered include Ludlow, Tenbury, Menithwood, Clifton-on-Teme, Whitbourne, Bromyard, Bishops Frome, Stoke Prior, Kington, Presteigne, Leintwardine, Shobdon, Yarpole and Much Wenlock - plus many places in-between.

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It was a quintessential English afternoon with warm sunshine as St Mary’s Church Fete got underway on July 17th in the gardens at Burford House. With Tenbury Town Band keeping the music flowing and an energetic Maypole dancing demonstration, you couldn’t have wished for a better day and the usual stalls and things to do raised many smiles. Competitions included putting a flag where you thought the treasure might be buried on the Burford Treasure map, or you could feel - and hopefully identify - the contents of several football socks pegged on a washing line, or guess the names of the 10 or so plants in planters (and take one home as a prize if you guessed correctly), or guess the number of sweets in a jar. Quality handmade crafts of tea cosies, aprons and lavender bags could be purchased along with stylish bric-a-brac. The book stall saw many picking up summer reading and the bran tub had to be restocked several times! Discount jars of chutneys and jams could be found, with marmalade and other home produce and even antiques for sale. Tombola, teas, raffle, classic cars and art gave further opportunities to enjoy the day. The competition tent had children’s poems displayed with the subject of ‘Summer’ while at 3.30pm a fun dog show saw dogs and owners competing in a light-hearted spirit. This was a lovely fundraising event so all the helpers and organisers can give themselves a pat on the back!

Menithwood Book Sale

Grant for St Laurence’s Roof

On July 16th a stream of people made their way to the old chapel at Menithwood. There was plenty of time during the course of the morning to browse the books that were on offer, including a particularly large section on cookery, and - hopefully - make a purchase or two, as well as have a chat and catch up over coffee. The simple formula of coffee, books and a warm welcome shows that an event doesn’t have to be complicated to be a success!

The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund was set up by the Government in 2014, to help make these places of worship weather-tight, safe and open for use. It was recently announced that St Laurence’s Ludlow is set to receive £44,400 through this scheme. Local MP Philip Dunne said he was delighted that this important, historic church would be receiving funding. He added “Not only do churches continue to play an important social role within our community, they are also functioning monuments reflecting the history of our area.”

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The Stockton Cross Inn 29th to 31st July 9 Hole Pay & Play Golf Course in attractive parkland setting

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Join us for our Beer & Cider Festival. FREE ENTRY. 3 days featuring 12 real ales, 8 traditional ciders, live music every night, open mic session 1pm - 6pm Sat, special music quiz on Sunday. Marquee to keep rain or sun at bay. In aid of Macmillan.

21st August

Outside Film Night in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance. ‘Grease’ John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, 6pm onwards

31st August

Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan 10am - 12 noon

01568 Open daily info@stocktoncross.co.uk 612509 11am -11pm Kimbolton, Leominster, HR6 0HD


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Teme Valley Market

SUMMERTIME is here at

Blue Tits, Robins, Nuthatches and many more Wild Flower Napkins etc And of course our beautiful Silk Flowers! Held on the 2nd Sunday of the month, from 11am to 1.30pm, the Teme Valley Market at The Talbot at Knightwick provides plenty of choice for foodies and regular shoppers alike. The market started in 1998, when ‘Farmers’ Markets’ were something of a rarity, with four stalls in what was the Talbot’s old ballroom. Described as an ‘authentic’ market, where producers can sell direct to the public on a regular basis, it has now grown to around thirty stallholders. These days a large market ‘tent’ is erected between the pub and the river, so if the weather turns wet there is at least some cover to help keep things dry. With lots of ‘food to go’ (or take home) and with lots of tastings on the stalls, you stood a very good chance of finding something delicious! With The Talbot also being open, you could even enjoy a late breakfast, then browse the market, and then perhaps stay on for lunch, and maybe even sample one or two of the Teme Valley Brewery’s own beers!

Call in... You won’t be disappointed! CASA PORTUGUESA

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Mr Thom’s of Tenbury Wells Eastham Bridge

Mr Thom’s 01584 819328

www.mrthoms.co.uk 01584 819328 Delivered for your convenience Belgian handmade chocolate, traditional sweets and novelties

The Codfather Open Seven Days a Week Fish & Chips - Kebabs - Pukka Pies 6 Prospect View/Rock Lane, Ludlow

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The collapse of Eastham Bridge on May 24th came as a shock and it’s a wonder that nobody was killed or injured. Worcestershire County Council have explained that the bridge was properly inspected in December 2015 but they have declined to release this report, saying that publication wouldn’t be appropriate at this time. The County Council has committed to providing a temporary bridge, but it has indicated that this will take about six or seven months. The loss of the bridge is causing a great deal of inconvenience to local people and questions have been asked about the lack of progress, given that the collapse occurred more than two months ago. As a contrast, Ludlow’s Burway Bridge collapsed

following exceptional flooding on 26th June 2007, but Shropshire County Council hired a temporary bridge and the road reopened on 8th August 2007, just six weeks after the old bridge collapsed. The historical significance of

Eastham Bridge is underlined by it having been awarded Listed Building status in 1952 and it’s clear that part of Eastham’s history has disappeared, given that the bridge had been part of the community for over 200 years.

Pudleston Flower Festival Last year Pudleston’s Flower Festival had a James Bond theme, this year it’s to be Narnia. The organisers have set the dates - August 20th and 21st - and as the displays are in the church there should be plenty to see even if the weather does its worst. The photo shows Mr Tumnus, ready for his appearance at this year’s event.

Heavy equipment has been used to demolish part of the bridge and remove the remains from the river

As it looked on July 26th, 2016

Buses visit Cinema An unusual sight greeted people passing through Tenbury Wells on the evening of June 30th. Two classic buses were drawn up outside the Regal, creating something of the flavour of how things might have looked in the cinema’s heyday. The red 1951/1952 ECWbodied Bristol LWL6B, formerly with Thames Valley, and the green 1949/1950 Weymann-bodied Daimler CDV6, formerly with Exeter Corporation, had brought a party to see a 1944 black and white film, ironically called ‘The Train’. The film, which stars Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield and Jeanne Moreau, tells the story of a German colonel filling a train with art treasures to be taken to Germany, with the Resistance trying to stop it leaving France without damaging the cargo.


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Rock Fete On Saturday 25 June not long before the scheduled 2pm opening by MP Mark Garnier, the heavens opened with a torrential downpour on this traditional Church Fete! What seemed to be the whole of the assembled throng filled Rock Church as everyone ‘Kept calm and carried on’ (albeit now a bit damp) with the festivities indoors rather than out until the storm passed. Zennor’s Dance Academy performed a multitude of numbers, with varying music styles, tempos and troupe age, in front of packed pews and the appreciative audience. They really did do well considering the unexpected change from outdoors to a more restrictive indoor area. Much applause greeted the end of each performance. The old Norman church was certainly a place of shelter! The storm eventually rumbled off and it was back outside to try the skittles, or view the eclectic mix of ‘classic’ vehicles, now sparkling with raindrops. A Lancia Integrale sat side-by-side with a Morris Traveller, with Morgans, Healeys and Austins adding to the mix, as were a Riley, Talbot, Rover, Jag and Subaru STI. This year the popular bottle stall had many fetegoers working their brains hard to match any of the 13 displayed numbers to picked tickets. With 3 matching numbers you could pick a prize from one table (bottles of water, lemonade, tonic etc) with 4 matches letting you pick a bottle from the more ‘serious’ table (wine, fizz, prosecco, mulled wine etc). But each picked ticket had over 10 numbers on it so was a bit of a task to check all the numbers and remember along the way how many matches you were up to... Great fun though! Church tower climbs, plants, books, bric-a-brac, teas and cakes, ice-creams and the draw all helped with fundraising for the upkeep of Rock and Heightington Churches. Peter Bill of the PCC said “Rock Church Fete was a great success and the generous people who attended it contributed a great deal to help the local church. Mark Garnier MP was unable to formally open the Fete because of the cloudburst which swept the hitherto sunlit site but he said that he and his wife and his youngest son enjoyed the afternoon in the church and later outside in the churchyard after the sun came out again. The organisers were grateful to all who helped to make the Fete the success it was.”

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Wet skittles after the downpour!

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Zennor’s dance academy moved inside to perform in front of packed pews

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Wynnes Countrystore and tea room

tuesday - saturday open sundays 9am-4.30pm (may to september only) 10am-4pm We sell Pygmy Goats, Pet Pigs, Miniature Shetlands & Alpacas! Vaccinated, POL Poultry & Bantams! Visit & View the Animals! We manufacture Animal Housing & Runs! We stock Equipment, Feed & Bedding!

Food served all day. Selection of Hot & Cold drinks. Delicious Cakes and Treats Unit 2, Upper Buskwood Farm, Hope Under Dinmore, HR6 0PX. 01568 797314. info@wynnes.co.uk

Another Queen’s 90th! Many celebrations have taken place up and down the country for the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Some large, some small; each with its own flavour, ranging from flower festivals to street parties to concerts and anywhere in between, including a ‘Royal’ Garden Party at Hanley Village Hall. Oscar-winning Teme Valley resident Norman Wanstall declared the garden party open and once inside the hall people could meet and greet ‘the Queen’ - albeit as a life-size, but realistic, ‘cardboard cut-out’! As expected, tea and cake was on offer, with the cake selection specially made for the day, including egg-free chocolate sponges made to a war-time recipe. The film ‘A Royal Night Out’ was shown in the evening. Set in 1945 on VE Day the film takes as its theme the young princesses Elizabeth and Margaret as they join in the night of celebrations in London, with the understanding that they are to be back at Buckingham Palace by 1am.

“The Queen” making an appearance at a right Royal afternoon

Caleb Roberts Insurance Services have been providing the local community with independent insurance advice for over 75 years. We have the ability to insure a variety of rural businesses, and the experience to take care of your commercial, personal and motor insurance needs. To make finding the right cover easy, get in touch today for a personal broking service.

Tenbury Flood Awareness Event A Flood Awareness roadshow run by the Flood Advisory Service (FAS) took place in Tenbury Wells in late June on the car park near the swimming pool. A pair of giant blue wellingtons at the edge of the car park helped attract the attention of passersby. The fire service exhibited its flood and river rescue equipment and the Environment Agency showed the technology it uses to predict the risk of flooding and inform property owners. You could also ‘play’ with a geomodel which is used by the EA to evaluate and predict river flow and investigate how alterations to a river could affect its flow patterns and identify subsequent areas of possible erosion. Inside the big FAS trailer, a huge amount of information was available, along with displays of measures a property owner can take to minimise the effect of flooding using BSI certified flood products including automatic airbricks, nonreturn valves, barriers, backflow valves, toilet bungs, sumps and pumps. A slide show presentation depicted some of the many floods Tenbury has suffered. There was also information about the government and insurance industry scheme which hopes to make insurance available and affordable for homes affected by flooding (www. floodre.co.uk). Basically it works by the Government taking responsibility for the flood risk part of a policy and reimbursing the insurer from the ‘Flood Re’ fund in the event of a valid claim.

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Medieval Pageant

Leominster Medieval Pageant got off to a rousing start with a piper-led procession through town on June 18th. Kind weather saw a multitude of activities, demonstrations and displays take place in the Priory’s grounds, on the Grange and on Pinsley Mead - just a stone’s throw from the Priory. At the demonstration of fire power, a notice on the boundary ropes stated ‘Warning! Do not cross this line. Any limbs past this point could be chopped, shot or blown off!’ Excellent commentaries accompanied the action with historical facts about fire power in medieval times. Demonstrations included early guns, a cannon and archery, including the comparative rates of fire of the longbow and crossbow. Axe-throwing on the Grange looked to be popular and youngsters and grown-ups could imagine scaling castle walls as they climbed the ‘rock tower’. Medieval music and Tudor dancing were among the more genteel activities, as were art and craft stalls inside and outside the Priory. A re-enactment of the Leominster skirmish, between the Lancastrians and Yorkists, offered another spectacle towards the end of the afternoon. In the Living History encampment there was plenty to see and do, including cooking, weaving, whittling and arrowmaking. You could question a scribe about his raw materials for making ink and try out a quill, or discover the kind of jobs he would undertake for people and ask if he could be trusted to write down exactly what you told him to! You could find out about medicines and cures or play ‘Fox and Geese’, ‘Alquerque’ or ‘Nine Men’s Morris’. Armour, cannon balls, warfare effects and fighting equipment such as swords, daggers and lances were all available for inspection and discussion. The standard of re-enactors was such that you could ask about almost anything that was on display and get an answer!

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It was smiles all round on June 26th as youngsters enjoyed the free activities laid on by West Mercia Police at ‘Party in The Park’, held on the Palmers playing fields in Tenbury Wells. The sun nearly shone during the first half of the afternoon but showers brought the day to a slightly early close. Despite this it was obvious that a good many people had had a lot of fun. The free activities included roundabout rides, bouncy castles (big ones plus small ones for the very young), electric quads, Moon Carrot’s Pirate puppet show, rock tower climbing and magician David Oakley’s show with his box of tricks and Dennis the dog. Face painting with glitters had a long queue for most of the afternoon, there were bungee trampolines, soft gladiator play and, new this year, ‘Jump or Duck’ challenge. Trevor Hill gave a display with his birds and you could visit his ‘Animal Encounters’ trailer with meercats, tortoises, lizards and more to peer at! St Mary’s Church had a stand where children (and adults!) could learn about Bible stories, including ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘The Marvellous Picnic’. Tenbury’s RBL had a ‘cuddly toy’ tombola, the Country Market had lots of cakes and preserves to tempt buyers, the candy floss stall did a good trade, and Tenbury café ‘Spotty Dog’ was serving refreshments. Many local groups were there raising funds including Bayton School PTA (teddy bear raffle), Burford Parent and Toddler Group (cake stall including mini cup cakes for 10p) and Café 27 (book sale). You could take a look inside a Safety Partnership Gatso Van and see the technology that takes your picture, and the ice cream van, bacon and burger grill, freshly-cooked pakoras, onion bhajis and samosas offered a choice of cuisine to keep the munchies at bay if you did work up an appetite!

TENBURY WELLS POST OFFICE is now located in Bowkett’s Supermarket

Post Office Tel. No. 01584 819891 Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-2pm Last Post Collected by Royal Mail at 5.15pm Mon to Fri & 11.35am Sat Going abroad? Foreign Currency in stock now at great rates AND 25% OFF our Award Winning Travel Insurance when you buy your Travel Money HERE This great offer is available until 18th September

For your convenience we have a Photo booth in-store by the Post Office counter for your Passport or Visa applications, driving licence or ID cards

Other Main Post Office Services: Personal & Business Banking, Bill Payments, E Top Ups, High Street Gift Cards, MoneyGrams, Home Phone, Broadband, Insurances, Health Lottery and much more.

Please note: Post is still being collected from the post box in Teme Street and the Post Box in Cross Street (which is very small). Our Post Office staff will also take letters over the Post Office counter which will be collected by Royal Mail.

Bowkett’s Baked It!

Why not try our new recipe Sausage Rolls with Caramelised Onion Chutney or our new recipe Scotch Eggs? Ready in store for you!

Other In-Store services: fresh coffee to go

Bakery

Lottery

Priory Dry Cleaning and repair service

Free cash machine withdrawals

BOWkEtt’S SupERmaRkEt, maRkEt SquaRE, tEnBuRy WEllS 01584 810351


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St Michaels Fete

~ A proper pub with real food ~

01299 896677

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The Red Barrows

John & Trudy Greaves and Ian welcome you to The Bell at Pensax, Abberley, Worcs, WR6 6AE On the B4202 between Clows Top and Abberley

THE LAMP Bangladeshi & Indian Cuisine

Tel: 01299 272 785 or 01299 271 313

15a High Street Cleobury Mortimer DY14 8DG

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St Michaels held their Village Fete on Sunday 3rd July, with a “Very Royal” theme, reflecting the Queen’s 90th birthday. The sun smiled on the fete-goers as they enjoyed a host of traditional events, ranging from ‘Splat the Rat’ to sack races. A variety of stalls, including plants, raffles and books all added interest, while refreshments in the shape of afternoon teas proved to be very popular. Other attractions included classic cars, Children’s Royal Fancy Dress and Scottish Dancing, with the ‘Red Barrows’ winding up the afternoon with their take on the aerial displays given by the Red Arrows!

l Open 7 Days a week (inc. Bank Holidays) 6pm to 11pm l We are taking bookings for large parties Sunday to Thursday. Set menu will apply - 5 course meal at £14.95 per head, minimum 10 persons. l Free Home Delivery on all orders over £15 within 5 miles and orders over £50 within 6 miles.

Close racing in the adults’ Egg and Spoon Egg and Spoon race Award Winning Executive Chef The Curry Life Chef Awards 2015

GOOD FOOD AWARD WINNER 2016 Lamp Inn Cleobury Free WiFi in the Restaurant.

A splendid Classic David Chambers trying ‘Splat the Rat’

Lots of choice at the plant stall

Ian & Sue Sparey

Steps Farm, Clifton upon Teme, Worcester, WR6 6EN

• Woodburning & Multifuel Stoves • Stove Spares & Repairs • Glass, Ropes, Bricks, Baffles, Cleaners • Chimney Liner Kits & Flue Pipes • Kiln Dried Logs, Kindling and Firelighters

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Showroom & Online Shop

Bric-a-brac aplenty

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On Saturday 18 June, Tenbury’s second Music Festival came alive with musicians, playing on two stages from noon to midnight. The weather meant that the new-for-this-year marquee offered shelter from sun rather than rain, providing shade during the afternoon and giving festival-goers a meeting place. Families, music-lovers and people who wanted to relax for a few hours with friends could enjoy the friendly atmosphere and even some of the not-so-young enjoyed a dance! The crowd were entertained by Obscure, Abi K, Dave Onions, Sticky Wicket, Steve Ajao, Arcadia Roots, Alternative Dubstep Orchestra, Mark Leedham, Goodnight Lenin, Glen Wilson, Robbie Blunt Band, Quill, Olivia Peyech, Steve Gibbons, Son of John and the Fabulous Bordellos, all helping to ‘Keep Music Live’ - the mantra of the festival. The organisers commented “There were so many other people involved with the festival; sponsors, the WI, sound engineers, stewards, security, lighting, marquees and all the stallholders, and last but not least, we had a great audience who listened to the music and danced the night away. A big thank you to everyone.” Next year’s festival will also be supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust and the organisers promise “a few more pleasant surprises” as they develop and improve the festival, including more loos, a larger acoustic stage, better lighting at the entrance and some vegan food outlets. They promise some very special bands and they said that if you have any concerns or suggestions, or if you would like to buy a Festival T-Shirt, you can contact them through their Facebook page: Tenbury Music Festival. Many thanks to “Tate Taylor” for the featured photos of the bands.

Steve Ajao

Sticky Wicket

Steve Gibbons

Quill

Robbie Blunt and Band

Dave Onions

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The Roebuck Inn 01584 711827

WEDDINGS, PARTIES, BBQs

£300

for 100 ROLLS

Inc. plates - napkins - apple sauce - mustard - stuffings

We serve you (2 servers!)

Same taste and quality as a traditional pig roast, but costs less and no waste! No fuss - just book us and we do all the rest.

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01299 832349

Di anD aDe welcome customers olD anD new to the roebuck inn. a traDitional village pub which has a bar, lounge anD restaurant for you to enjoy local Drinks anD homemaDe fooD from locally sourceD ingreDients. there are also three newly-refurbisheD guest beDrooms.

locateD next Door is the roebuck shop, selling a large range of everyDay items incluDing newspapers.

open from 7.30am to 6.30pm monDay to friDay, 8.30am to 6pm on saturDays anD 8.30am to 12.30pm on sunDays.

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TENBURY

COUNTRYSIDE RING

Countryside Show 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Saturday 6th August 2016

A456 Worcester Road, Burford, Tenbury Wells WR15 8AR CATTLE, SHEEP & HORSE CLASSES • VINTAGE TRACTORS HORTICULTURAL, FOOD FAYRE • ARTS & RURAL CRAFTS COUNTRYSIDE RING

The Kangaroo Kid

NFYFC Tug of War

MAIN RING

FINALS

AMAZI VALUENG !

Tractor Pulling GREAT FAMILYT DAY OU

32nd National Show of Hereford Cattle

National Ryeland Sheep Show

ADMISSION PRICES: Adults & Senior Citizens £10 • Children: £3 (under 5’s free) • Concessionary Tickets Available ASSISTANCE AND PARTICIPATING DOGS ONLY ALLOWED ON THE SHOWGROUND

11.00-11.30am The Sheep Show 11.30-12.00pm Wyre Forest Beagles 12.00-12.30pm Gamegoer Gun Dog Display 12.30-1.00pm The Sheep Show – Dog & Duck Display 1.00-1.30pm Paws for Thought Dog Display Team 1.30-2.00pm The Sheep Show 2.00-2.30pm Gamegoer Gun Dog Display 2.30-3.00pm The Sheep Show – Dog & Duck Display 3.00-3.30pm Paws for Thought Dog Display Team 3.30-4.00pm Trevor Hill Falconry Display 4.00-4.30pm The Sheep Show

Tel: 01584 810818

www.tenbury-countryside-show.co.uk email: tenbury.show@btopenworld.com

FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FROM TENBURY WELLS TOWN 12 noon onwards

FREE CAR PARKING

Concessionary Tickets available Until Close of Business on Friday 5th August from: Tenbury: Tenbury Agricultural Society, Nick Champion; G.E. Bright; Tenbury Farm Supplies; Tenbury News Bewdley: Ashley’s Bakery Bromyard: Countrywide Farmers Clee Hill: Swifts Bakery Cleobury Mortimer: Ashley’s Bakery

Craven Arms: Swifts Bakery Leominster: Carpenter Goodwin Ltd & Wynnstay Stores Ludlow: Countrywide Farmers & Swifts Bakery Rochford: Keysells Farm Shop Worcester: Gwillams Farm Shop

Concessionary Ticket Prices: Adults & Senior Citizens £8, Child (5-16 yrs) £2

1.15-1.45pm Trevor Hill Falconry Display 1.45-2.30pm Parade of Wyre Forest Beagles & Ludlow and Clifton Foxhounds 2.30-2.45pm Parade of Fancy Dress Parade of Shire Horses In Decorated & Working Gears Parade of Horses & Ponies 2.45-3.30pm The Kangaroo Kid 3.30–4.15pm Grand Parade of Livestock Prize Winners Presentation of Cups by Mrs M. Spilsbury 4.15-4.45pm Parade of Classic Vehicles Parade of Vintage Tractors 4.45-5.30pm The Kangaroo Kid 5.30-5.45pm Steam Engine Tug of War 5.45-6.00pm Mile Footrace 6.00pm onwards NFYFC Tug of War – Catchweight Competition All times are approximate and subject to variation without notice


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Henry Edwards Fuels Heating Oil - Tractor Diesel Please join us for refreshments on our stand at the Tenbury Show

01584 810473 NEW Local Depot

Local legal advice Property sale, purchase and disputes Wills, estate planning and tax l Powers of Attorney and “Living Wills” l Commercial and Agricultural l Prenups, cohabitation and separation l Divorce and finances (Court process, mediation and collaborative) l l

Telephone 01584 810575 post@norrismiles.co.uk www.norrisandmiles.co.uk Swan Garage Tenbury Wells WR15 8AR

Animal Health Retailers Animal Feed

Full range of Anthelmintics and Vaccines, Minerals, Supplements, etc. We print Defra-approved cattle & sheep ear tags (service available Monday-Friday).

Free Delivery For a quotation phone 01584 810150 or fax 01584 811817

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Once again it’s time for the Tenbury Show, held each year on the first Saturday of August. The showground is conveniently located, adjoining the A456 in Burford. It will once again be transformed for the day, courtesy of a huge amount of work, much of which is done by volunteers. Tenbury Show has an impressive history, dating back to the middle of the 19th century. Over the years the Tenbury Agricultural Society has built on the Show’s success, to make sure that it stays right up there with the best, and last year the Tenbury Show was recognised, by the Farmers Guardian’s Show Business competition, as being one of the top six nationally.

A family-friendly Show It’s not just about agriculture though. While plenty of livestock and farm equipment can be seen at the Show, there’s a great deal more to it than that. The Tenbury Show isn’t just a farming show, or even a show that’s just for farmers, it’s also a countryside show that the whole family can enjoy. There will be plenty happening in the show rings, ranging from the Sheep Show to Falconry and the Paws for Thought Display Team. On top of this there are the airborne antics of the Kangaroo Kid to look forward to, plus a whole lot more, including horses, classic vehicles and the not-to-be missed tug-of-war finals. In addition there will be all the stands to look round, as well as the marquees, including the Horticultural Section, with its flowers, vegetables, art, photography and much, much more!

A full day out There’s a lot to see at the Show so if you want to make the most of the stands, the marquees and the show rings you really need to get to the showground in the morning. Of course, even if you can’t get there until after lunch, there will still be plenty to see and do. And it’s a great value day, particularly if you buy tickets in advance - for details see page 15.

A place to meet friends

WR15 8HS

info@nomark.co.uk

www.nomark.co.uk

OPEN: Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm Saturday 8am to 12.30pm

Tel: 01299 896399

Depot: The Goat House, St Michael’s Farm, Stourport Rd, Great Witley, Worcs WR6 6JB

See us at Tenbury and Burwarton Shows Now the Grass and Weeds are growing like MAD we have in stock for immediate delivery Mowers, Harrows, Sprayers, Rollers, Fertilizer Spreaders and much more! • Sales of new and used ATVs • Excellent parts back-up for all Yamaha ATVs and for most other makes • Comprehensive range of attachments to make your quad bike a real workhorse • Full workshop service and repair facilities

Show day is a great chance to meet up with friends or business contacts and possibly have a chat over a glass of cider. There’s plenty of catering on site, so even if you arrive when the gates open there’s no need to go hungry. If the weather is kind you’ll be able to make the most of the Show’s outside attractions, but even if there is rain on the day, so much of the show is under canvas so you can still have a good day out, especially if you take an umbrella to cope with the walk to and from the car! The photos shown here are from the 2015 Show. We hope they give you a flavour of the event, but of course the Show does change from year to year!

Firewood Seasoned logs Barn dried Ready to burn Free local delivery 01584 890993 07970878224

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“An outstanding education - in a safe rural environment.”

Boarding, Day and flexi-boarding. School buses serving: Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Powys

Lucton School, Lucton, Herefordshire HR6 9PN. MAKE CONTACT TODAY: 01568 782000 • www.luctonschool.org • admissions@luctonschool.org

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Stoke Bliss & Kyre Fete The Stoke Bliss & Kyre Fete and Dog Show took place at the village hall from 3pm onwards on July 9th. Running on into the evening gave those who were busy during the day the chance to get to this social gathering. The event also created an opportunity, or even a good excuse, for those who had formerly lived in the parish to return and say ‘hello’ to old friends. People were enjoying the sun and the refreshments even before we arrived, and not long after that the dog show began. Inside the hall were many stalls and offerings included a Nic Walentowicz aromatic candle made with pure paraffin wax and essential oils (17 fragrances) or you could watch him create a scarf on a peg loom. Or you could come away with a jar of chutney, with flavours including Spicy Rhubarb, Curried Banana, Runner Bean and Pineapple. A great range! Cream teas and a comprehensively-stocked bar, with a BBQ and live music later in the day, made this an event to relax at, amongst friendly company.

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Competing in the Waggiest Tail class!

Nic Walentowicz’s aromatic candles

Ashford Carbonell Entertains! Pensax Fayre Described as “an amazing 12 hour event” this Entertainathon in the church really was amazing. Starting at 10am, a non-stop stream of performers took their spot in the church to delight the ever-changing audience. It was a magnificent effort with performers ranging from the very young to the ‘old enough to know better’! Readings, monologues (Alan Bennett, Joyce Grenfell, Stanley Holloway), poems, tap-dancing, non-impact aerobics, comedy sketches (The Two Ronnies, Around the Horne style), talks (The Psychology of Food, The River Teme), hand bell ringing, keyboards, flute, guitars, bible readings, jazz, choir - all manner of entertainment filled the twelve hours. Refreshments, a tombola, plant stall, hot dogs and burgers gave an excuse to linger and children’s games, including a treasure hunt and penny-rolling, kept the younger visitors busy. So did a challenge to see who could drop the most gooseberries through an upturned plant pot in 30 seconds, using a teaspoon tied to a long bamboo cane! To cap it all the sun shone as many sat out in the churchyard, simply enjoying the day. Entry was free but donations were welcomed. A huge round of applause goes to all involved for this third great Marathon of Entertainment.

Hanley William Art and Craft

A warm welcome awaited visitors to the Pensax Church Summer Fayre on July 2nd, held in Clows Top’s Victory Hall. Tables were loaded up with a wide range of bric-abrac, books, DVDs, cakes and a great deal more. There were hand-made children’s dresses plus bags made from reused material (curtains, upholstery fabric, old sheets) - very affordable unique items. The stream of people arriving empty-handed was matched by the stream of people leaving, weighed-down by their purchases or prizes! The Grand Draw prizes included tickets to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Dudley Zoo, Harvington Hall, Rays Farm, Worcester Cricket Club, Worcester Racecourse, the Grand Theatre plus vouchers for a meal at The Bell in Pensax or The Plough at Far Forest. Well worth £1 to be in with a chance!

Market Tavern & Cafe

On June 25th, coinciding with the Teme Valley South Gardens Open Day, Hanley William Church had a display of art and craft. The art came from the Hanley Art Group, who describe themselves as ‘a small group of amateur people who enjoy drawing and painting for pleasure’. They meet on Wednesday evenings at Hanley Village Hall. The craft took the form of wood turning, quilting and organic ceramics.

Market Square, Tenbury Wells

Pub 01584 810982 - Cafe 01584 819307

Stephen Treasure reading from the Apocrypha

Traditional market town pub. Traditional beers, lagers, ciders. Bar food available Tues-Sat 11.30 to 2pm. Sunday lunch 12-2.30pm, bookings recommended. Or try our cafe Tav’s Pie Shop Tues-Sat 8.302pm, Sunday 8.30-11am. Home made pies Outside buffets to order


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Experienced Professional Cellist

Associate Member of CBSO Co Principal of ESO Musical Director Volante Strings

Available for: Cello Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Recitals, Care Home Musical Therapy, Funerals, Musical Portraits

Hanley Broadheath 01886 853099 07976 286570 www.corinnefrost.com

A Hard Act to Follow On 20th June David James was at Tenbury Fire Station for his last Parade Call before retiring - not an easy thing after more than 40 years and you could hear the emotion in his voice. Previously David had received an engraved fireman’s axe from the lads at the station, but today Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis was here to present a certificate. Nathan said it was his first time in Tenbury but he wanted to offer just a few words, as it really was David’s night. He commented on David’s length of service, noting that for the last 22 years he had been in charge of the station. He added “David has shown illustrious and great commitment. On his watch he has attended over 5,000 incidents, dealt with floods and the Sun Valley fire. He has met the Queen and the Prime Minister along the way, and experienced high-brow situations and the most desperate of situations. We give him our

Nathan Travis (right) presenting the award to David James at Tenbury Fire Station wholehearted congratulations.” David commented that one of the most memorable and moving events in his career was representing the Brigade when laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in London. He added

Firemen at Work

SERVING HOME-COOKED FOOD, REAL ALES & LOCAL CIDERS Drinks served all day from 12noon FOOD AVAILABLE Mon to Fri 12 - 2pm & 5 - 8.30pm Saturday 12noon - 8.30pm Sunday 12noon - 7pm

On July 2nd a car ended up on its side on the A456, outside Tenbury’s Fire Station. Firemen were on the scene in a matter of minutes. They expertly got the car back on its wheels and off the road, allowing the road to be reopened. Police said there were two people in the car, but that nobody was worse than “walking wounded” following the incident.

PICTURESQUE GARDEN LOOKING OVER THE RIVER TEME, COSY BAR AREA AND LARGE CONSERVATORY RESTAURANT. Dogs welcome outside, or in our bar area where you can eat!

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FUNCTIONS CATERED FOR www.temesideinn.co.uk 01584 711070

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Fitting Room Available

& accessories

01584 811285

Stocking Ladies / Men’s Wear, Underwear, Handbags, Hosiery & much more... LOOK!

Smarty Pants HAS MOVED TO NEW PREMISES 40 Teme St, Tenbury, WR15 8AA Individual Orders Taken

‘Carole Welcomes Customers Old & New’

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that it wasn’t only his retirement, but also that of his wife, Sandra, who had cleaned at the station for over 30 years. Tenbury Fire Station is looking for new recruits, for information ring 01905 368343.


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Knighton-on-Teme Fete Hurrah for sun and no rain when another great Knighton-on-Teme fete took place on July 2nd at Mathon, just off the main Tenbury to Newnham Bridge road. Bargains could be had on the bric-a-brac stall and home-made ice creams and sorbets were available courtesy of the local pub, The Talbot. Lindridge School Choir performed several songs and there were various games as well, so the afternoon flew by. People enjoyed the tea and cake, or if there wasn’t time to linger, they could buy cake to take home. A huge Teddy Bear made the rounds and people could guess its name, but it overwhelmed its small minders more than once! The huge silent auction attracted plenty of interest and the winners took home items ranging from vouchers to spend at local businesses, to museum tickets, bottles of wine or even a tree, fruit bushes or hanging baskets! There was a display about the recent replacement of the Church turret’s cedar shingles with thicker riven oak ones. Hopefully with the associated repairs to the structure it will now last a long time! Music was provided by the Bromyard Wind Band who finished the day with an excellent rendition of Ravel’s Bolero. Organisers said that funds raised at the fete will benefit the local church, cricket club, parish rooms, Lindridge school and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Whitton Wild Flowers St Mary’s Church in Whitton held an open day celebrating wild flowers on June 19th. The churchyard has been maintained for some 20 years under the ‘God’s Little Acre’ scheme and following a survey in June it was noted that over 60 species of wild flowers and grasses were present. The open day was a great chance to refresh your knowledge of wild flowers and maybe swot up on some of the less-well-known names, such as alkanet. It was lovely to wander around the churchyard, itself a sea of ox-eye daisies, trying to identify flowers, wildlife and leaves whilst completing the quiz sheets that were available. Inside the church there was a host of wild flower arrangements containing, for example, foxgloves, buttercups, ox-eye daisies, grasses, pink campion, ragged robin, forget-me-not, lady’s mantle, bugle, birdsfoot trefoil, clover and iris. Add in the art by Rosemary Charles, who was there demonstrating, and the wonderful refreshments, books and local produce for sale, and you had a recipe for a lovely afternoon outing.

All-Day Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea Available 7 days a week Hot & cold takeaway service Selling Ashley’s bread and cakes in the bakery department High Street, Cleobury Mortimer Mon-Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 8.30am-4pm

01299 271 517

Newspapers, Magazines, Maps, Cards, Toys, Sweets, Drinks, Wrapping Paper, Local Books, Laminating, Fax Service, Batteries, Stationery, Photocopying (colour/B&W), Dry Cleaning.

23 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells

01584 810230

• Fresh Bread • Specialist Bread • Cream Cakes • Pork Pies • Quiche • Savouries 25 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells Call the shop on 07772 743570

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Woolpack Spinning The Woolpack is a group of local knitters who raise money for charity by selling the goods they produce. On June 30th they held a hand-spinning demonstration at The Duke of York in Leysters. This was a very hands-on event with the demonstrators encouraging everyone to have a go. Hand spinning is the craft of twisting loose fibres into a continuous thread. A drop spindle is generally the first thing novices try. The drop spindles were set up for us, then we began to spin the spindle while drawing out the carded wool fibres while introducing the twist. Initially it felt like you needed at least three hands, but eventually a rough and ready rhythm was established, and a somewhat lumpy but continuous thread began to emerge as you began to get a feel of where the critical point of the operation was. We were told that after a good few hours of practice it really does become much easier but we were also warned that spinning can be addictive! Three spinning wheels were demonstrated so you could see how the ‘experts’ did it - and how easy they made it look! You could learn about preparing a fleece for spinning, including whether to wash it or not, and how to card the wool into a rollag. There were baskets of different yarns the demonstrators had spun, showing the variety of colour, texture and type that can be produced. Different fibres were on show including examples made from soya bean fibre, flax, bamboo, angora, merino, cotton, alpaca, tussah silk, mulberry silk and more!

Bayton Fete

This traditional village fete took place on July 9th in the grounds of the School and Village Hall, with refreshments and lots of seating available in the Hall if you needed a break from the excitement. Despite black-looking clouds the rain kept away, at least while we were there, so everyone could enjoy all the activities. The bar was popular and the Lucky Envelope stall had some great prizes if the envelopes you picked had a ticket in them! There were lots of things for children to have a go at including coconut shy, bouncy castle, a Lucky Dip which saw sawdust everywhere as youngsters enthusiastically dipped, or they could make a paper plane ready for a scheduled grand launch later in the day. The cake stall did a roaring trade with some beautiful-looking cakes on offer for a few pounds. For 50p you could have a calligraphy bookmark, with the name of your choice, made for you while you watched. Tenbury Town Band played centre stage so everyone got to hear the music while they looked round the bric-a-brac, plants, lots of books, or got up to date with the next phase of the Lottery funded restoration project for the church. A nice afternoon out for those who wanted to help with fundraising in a fun way.

THE KINGS HEAD Cross Street, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8EG

Tenbury Wells Dog Walking & Pet Care Services

16th Century, Cosy, Traditional Pub Welcomes You Tel: 01584 810804

Function Room: available for Parties and Private hire, Meetings and Band Rehearsals (PA provided) Wide range of Real Ales, Ciders & Wines Children and Dog friendly Bar Billiards, Darts, Dominoes QUIZ NIGHTS every 2nd Sunday 7.30pm Live Music most Weekends Open Mic Night on 1st Thursday of Month Folk Night on 3rd Thursday of Month Blue Grass American Country Music Night, 4th Weds of Month

New Bar MENU: New Traditional pub faves, Tapas menu, Pizzas & Sharing Platters FIZZY FRIDAYS: 5-7, Child’s meal FREE with every adult main. Offers on Prosecco, Cocktails and selected Real Ales Look out for...KINGSFEST, 1pm-late, Saturday 20th August. Outdoors and indoors, live music with solos, duos and bands all day, kids play area, face painting, BBQ, Crepes, raffles and prizes... 4 bands in the evening indoors from 6pm. Come and shake your tail feathers! Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. News and listings on Facebook at Kings Head Tenbury Follow us on Instagram Car park at rear

Scheduled and daily walks 1 hour and 1/2 hour walks Pet sitting, most animals catered for House sitting

Large and small dogs walked Safe and reliable transport Fully insured and DBS checked Certificates available to view

Fresh Flowers made to order Special Occasions, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Sympathy Tributes 19a High Street, Cleobury Mortimer

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