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JUNE 2014

NEW CAR PARK SET TO HELP SUMMER TOURISM

A brand new parking facility which has opened on the former Healing’s Mill site, looks set to help boost tourism in the summer months. The new car park, which is privately operated by midlands-based Gallan Parking, offers a longterm parking solution for Tewkesbury at just £2.50 per day. Access is by means of the bridge at the end of Quay Street. The provision of additional spaces giving visi-

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tors and tourists the option of staying longer in the town centre has been welcomed by local traders. Nicki Halford, of Halfords’ Traditional Butchers in the High Street, said “I use the car park myself - it’s secure, central and good value

for money. I think it might well help the number of visitors stopping off in the town.” Mario Prokopiou, proprietor of Quay Street’s Kingfisher Fish & Chip Restaurant also reacted positively: “The extra parking is great although a one hour

option may be a good idea,” he said. Robbie Jackson of The Anchor Inn added: “It’s definitely good news for Tewkesbury. Let’s hope visitors will come and enjoy our great town and riverside.” Preserving the heritage of the former mill see article on page 16.

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CENTENARY SHOW AIMS TO FUNDRAISE FOR POPPY APPEAL Tewkesbury branch of the Royal British Legion has set a fund raising target of £25,000 for this year’s Poppy Appeal, and is inviting people to a centenary show to help them reach their goal.

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䡵 Wartime spirit: Manor Players

Local entertainers will mark the centenary of WW1 on Sunday June 29th during the Armed Forces weekend and recapture the spirit and camaraderie of the war years with a show at the Roses Theatre. 'We Salute You' features music and song from the Innsworth Military Wives Choir. A medley of popular WW1 tunes will be supplied by the Manor Players, while Tewkesbury Chamber Choir will fast forward the audience to WW2 re-creating the music and laughter which kept Britain smiling through her darkest days. The highlight of the evening is a grand finale

lead by keyboard player Paul Keyes, when audience participation is encouraged with flag waving in the isles!

䡵 Paul Keyes

Tickets are now available from The Roses Theatre Box Office (01684) 295074 priced at £15. Profits from the show and from the sale of flags will be donated to the Poppy Appeal. Tewkesbury RBL will also be making a donation to the Roses Theatre charity to support their outreach programme of work in the community.

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Open Farm Sunday Overbury Farms will once again be opening its doors to the public as part of the national ‘Open Farm Sunday’ scheme. Overbury Farms is part of the Overbury Estate, which covers over 1,500 hectares on Bredon Hill and southwards to the A46. This year on Sunday 8th June 2014 there will be an opportunity to learn how modern farms work, and get an insight into how Britain’s farmers fulfil their responsibilities to the next generation by looking after the land and the environment. Although Overbury Farms has, in the past, offered extensive tours of its land, this year’s event may be smaller and require pre-booking. For more information visit overburyfarms.co.uk. 2 - TEWKESBURY DIRECT

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Conservation open day at Kemerton Lake Kemerton Conservation Trust is holding its annual open day at the picturesque Kemerton Lake Nature Reserve this month. Kemerton Conservation Trust (KCT) is a registered charity which aims to conserve wildlife and places of beauty in the local area for the public benefit. As well as Kemerton Lake Nature Reserve, KCT looks after Twyning Ham, Daffurn’s Orchard, the John Moore Nature Reserve, Beggarboys Wetland and Richards Wood - most of which are below Bredon Hill. Kemerton Lake is a 54 acre (22 hectare) wetland reserve that includes a diverse range of habitats, with a lake,

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gives visual access to much of the site and two bird-watching hides have been built for public use. The reserve is popular with birdwatchers and more than 170 species of bird have been recorded here to date. The special event at the reserve, on Saturday 14th June, will feature guided walks, information and refreshment stands plus a nature trail and ‘bug hunt’ for children. There is limited parking at the reserve (off the B4079 BredonAston Cross road) but five footpaths give level access from Kemerton, Bredon, Kinsham and Westmancote. Gates open at 11.00am. For further details visit the website www.kemerton.org and go to the ‘news and events’ page.

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SATURDAY 26th JULY from 2.30pm This year’s event, raising money for CANCER RESEARCH, is being produced and directed by TIM PITMAN - ‘The Voice of Somerset.’ Tim Pitman is one of Britain’s leading classical singers and has been performing and producing concerts and festivals for many years. Tim, and his sound, lighting and marquee team will be providing facilities to enhance everyone’s enjoyment and to combat the British summer weather!

ROLLING BON JOVI UK STONES UK’s Leading NOW Bon Jovi Tribute

U2 ELEVATION UK’s Leading U2 Tribute Band The ultimate Bono doppelganger, so similar, in fact, that Stuart (AKA Bono) was asked to appear on British TV. An unrivalled band capturing the passion, energy and emotion of this remarkable legendary supergroup.

“Quite Simply the Best Tribute Band On Planet Rock” - Sun Newspaper The Premier UK Rolling Stones Tribute Band. The Best Tribute Band Around Simply Unbelievable!

THE ROVING CROWS UK’s Best Irish Folk Band which has won several awards. In 2011 they won 2 Irish Music Awards; Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player. 2012 they won Best Folk Act. Appeared on Mike Harding’s Folk Show and the Paul O’Grady Show. Spiral Earth’s Top Live Act 2014.

The lead singer is the voice of Jon Bonjovi on the Sony Playstation games. He sounds identical to the man himself and sings in the same key as the original songs.

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THE RAMRODS

‘The Voice of Somerset’

Cheltenham's famous band Rock and Roll covers from the Fifties and Swinging Sixties

Songs from Roy Orbison and other great artists

Acoustic duo featuring great songs from the ages

We have arranged an amazing music line up including some of UK’s leading tribute bands. We have a wide selection of fabulous food including a pig roast, a barbecue and plenty of beer, cider and wine. Tickets on sale now - limited numbers so book fast to save missing out on what will be a great musical event.

Adults £10pp - Under 16s FREE (must be accompanied by an adult) A FREE mini bus service to local areas to pick up and drop off is also available but must be booked in advance – order your tickets now and book your free mini bus transport 01452 780307 SATURDAY 21st JUNE

BLACK & WHITE NIGHTS A Tribute to Roy Orbison A new show, directed, produced and starring The Voice of Somerset.

TIM PITMAN Tim Presents songs from the Shows and Classical Theatre plus introduces his New Show - Black and White Nights - A Tribute TO ROY ORBISON An unbelievable performance combined with fabulous food.

SATURDAY 28th JUNE An evening with the

STAN TERRY ROD STEWART TRIBUTE Back by popular demand! Local Legend Stan Terry performs his award winning tribute to Rod Stewart combined with a Fabulous 3 course meal.

FRIDAY 25th JULY An evening with the

SINGING LEGEND PAUL SALVAGE A Tribute to the Legends! Paul the winner of Stars in their eyes competition with Bobby Hatfield's Unchained Melody in 1992 is back by popular demand performing his amazing Show, not only an award winning singer but also a top celebrity impressionist and stand up comedian. With Razor Sharp wit, audience participation and amazing show this is one not to miss. Combined with a Fabulous pre show meal.

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TRIBUTES AND LEGENDS LINE UP FOR APP FEST Some of the UK’s leading tribute bands and artists will line up alongside local legends past and present at next month’s Charity Music Festival in Lower Apperley. This year’s ‘App Fest,’ at the Farmers Arms in Lower Apperley, is being managed for pub owner and landlord Dan Pardoe by the well-known performer Tim Pitman. Tim, a classically trained singer, is known as ‘the Voice of Somerset.’ In addition to overseeing the event on Saturday 26th July, Tim will be performing the songs of Roy Orbison and other solo artists. Leading the tribute bands are U2 Elevation, whose lead singer Stuart (aka Bono) has played the Irish star on British television. Bon Jovi UK will be at the Farmers Arms too, as will tribute band Rolling Stones Now who have been described by the Sun newspaper as “quite simply the best tribute band on Planet Rock.” Adding a local flavour will be local acoustic duo Thunder Road, who put their own spin on classic songs, and as one of the best known Gloucestershire bands in the 1960s

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The Ramrods - who once featured legendary Rolling Stone Brian Jones in their line-up.

Current Celtic music favourites The Roving Crows (above)complete the line-up. The Crows have a string of industry awards under their belts, and most recently they were voted best live act in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014. The band have been lauded by folk

legend Mike Harding and Paul O’Grady among others. Tickets for the festival are only £10 per person, with accompanied under 16s being admitted free of charge. In addition to great music all day, there will be a barbecue and pig roast. A wide range of ale and cider will be flowing throughout the day. The event is in aid of Cancer Research UK, but the Farmers Arms are continuing to raise money for Help for Heroes too. A free mini-bus service offering pick-up and drop off to local areas is available for ticket holders, but must be pre-

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Snap happy after charity event Former Tewkesbury School student Megan Davis was delighted after an event she organised at the Gupshill Manor last month raised £800 for Cancer Research UK.

䡵 Tewkesbury photographer Jack Boskett at the show

The exhibition showcased photography and art, with all monies raised going to the well-established Cancer Research charity. Megan sourced work from local artists and photographers, including tattoo artists. An auction and raffle were well supported by those who attended the evening. “It was a good turn out and i am happy to announce that we have raised £800 for Cancer Research UK,” said Megan.

䡵 Organiser and fundraiser Megan Davis

RAIL GROUP ON THE ROAD Tewkesbury YMCA Railway Society have several excursions planned for this month’s club activities. On Saturday 7th June they will depart from Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Station at 09.26 for a visit to Cardiff Power Signalbox. The following day, weather permitting, they plan to get steamed up for the afternoon at Woodmancote. Tuesday 17th June sees members joining a volunteer working party at Toddington Station, and on Tuesday 24th June they will visit Avonvale Miniature Railway. A minibus departs Tewkesbury YMCA at 6.15pm. For further details of the club call 01684 290136 or visit www.tymcars.co.uk

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The village of Bredon, near Tewkesbury, is once again hosting a Flower Festival centred on the Parish Church of St Giles. The theme this year, Friday 27th- Sunday 29th June, will be 'Books in Bloom'. In addition to church displays there will be

open gardens in Bredon and on the Saturday and Sunday there will be an art exhibition in the village school hall. Entry to the flower festival will be £5 (under 12's free) and this will include all the gardens and the exhibition. Refreshments will be available all day at The Manor House in Bredon, on the banks of the Avon. The festival will end with a Songs of Praise in St Giles Church at 6.00 pm on Sunday 29th. There will also be a quiz for children and a raffle. Plenty of free car parking will be available in the village. A concert will take place in St Giles’ church on Saturday evening featuring local choir Heart and Soul - tickets for this will be £7.00 each, including refreshments. For more details of the event please visit www.bredonvillage.com

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JUNE SPECIAL OFFERS AT THE GUPSHILL

TWO MAIN B FAST COURSES SPERCEIAALKO FFER 2 FULL £20 MON-THURS 12noon - 9pm*

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nibbles

rustic potato wedges £2.75 dressed salad £2.50 garlic & farmhouse cheddar toasted ciabatta £2.25 beer battered fried onion rings £2.45 traditional pub chips £2.75 trio of rustic breads £1.75 bowl of marinated olives £2.50 cheesy chips £3.25 balsamic oil & vinegar 95p

platters to share

fish platter pan-fried butterflied sardines – atlantic prawn & coriander mousse – warm smoked mackerel fillet deep fried breaded whitebait – chilli, lime & mango salsa – olive tapenade – croustades £13.45 meat platter marinated shredded duck – beef chilli – grilled sliced pork sausage – sliced salami – chipotle chilli mayo red onion marmalade – baked tortillas & speciality bread £13.95 veggie platter cream cheese stuffed peppers – mushrooms a la grecque – breaded brie – bloody mary mayo marinated black & green olives – sun blushed tomatoes – garlic & rosemary focaccia £11.95

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soup of the day – rustic bread £5.25 bread selection rustic breads – garlic & rosemary focaccia – olive tapenade – sun blushed tomatoes £5.45 to share £7.45 bruschetta atlantic prawn & coriander mousse – croustades – chilli, lime & mango salsa – mixed leaf £6.25 breaded somerset brie – mixed leaf – bloody mary mayonnaise £5.65 pan-fried butterflied sardines – chive sour cream – mixed leaf £5.95 warm mushrooms a la grecque – toasted pine nuts – garlic & rosemary focaccia £5.45 duck pan fried marinated shredded duck & asian salad – ginger & five spiced dressing – fresh coriander £6.25

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Engall Castle June Advert 21/05/2014 09:50 Page 1

155 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JP

01684 293 246

sales@engallcastle.com www.engallcastle.com

Long Green

£475,000

Beautifully presented, spacious barn conversion set centrally within its grounds with paddock and orchard. 4/5 bedrooms; 1/2 reception rooms; stunning lounge with vaulted ceiling, beams and wood burner. Large kitchen/breakfast room; utility; downstairs cloakroom; jack and jill bathroom; shower room. Triple garage. EPC E.

Fiddington

£395,000

Small equestrian opportunity. 1.1 acres; 3 bay stable block; formal gardens; detached spacious bungalow with the advantage of 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite; separate dining room; triple aspect lounge with open fire; conservatory; detached single garage; large frontage with ample parking; Located in a small hamlet between Tewkesbury and Bishops Cleeve; easy access to motorway network. EPC F.

Bredon’s Norton

£385,000

Beautifully light link-detached bungalow in the centre of this hamlet within walking distance of the village farm shop; church; village hall and countryside walks. 3 bedrooms; conservatory; family bathroom; separate guest wc; carport; ample driveway parking; beautiful gardens. EPC D.

Stonehills NO CHAIN

£350,000

Bredon

£325,000

Walton Cardiff NO CHAIN

£305,000

Town Centre

£300,000

Twyning NO CHAIN

£300,000

Tewkesbury Park NO CHAIN

£260,000

Newtown

£250,000

Tredington

£245,000

Newtown NO CHAIN

£225,000

This is an immaculately presented, large executive style home on the popular Stonehills area of Tewkesbury with the advantage of driveway parking for several vehicles. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite and dressing area; 3 reception rooms; utility; downstairs wc; detached double garage; lovely position within the development. EPC tba.

Fantastic opportunity! Detached characterful house within the town centre with its own. Detached Coach House and potential to generate rental income subject to necessary consents. Main House 4 bedrooms; kitchen/breakfast room; lounge; music room; downstairs wc; modern bathroom; garage; courtyard garden; Coach House: 1 bedroom; kitchen; shower; wc; lounge. EPC C.

An elegant semi-detached Edwardian home located within easy walking distance of convenience shop, primary and senior schools. Long rear garden; driveway parking; 4 bedrooms; large lounge/dining room; extended kitchen/dining room; utility; shower room; bathroom; double glazed; gas central heating. EPC D.

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An immaculately maintained and cared for home with stunning gardens fit for an open day! This is an detached, 3 bedrooms, large lounge, separate dining room, kitchen, utiity room, downstairs wc, integral single garage. Gas central heating; double glazed windows; beautiful gardens front and rear; side access; edge of village location. EPC tba.

Rarely available within cul du sac position and within easy walking distance of the village shop, green and local inn, this is an immaculately presented Mews home. 3 bedrooms; ensuite potential; separate dining hall; lounge with log burner; low maintenance pretty rear garden; contemporary bathrooms; garage; parking. EPC D.

What a lovely location for this extended Scandinavian build timber frame home offering surprisingly spacious accommodation with delightful gardens that back onto open fields. 3 bedrooms; kitchen/breakfast room; lounge/dining room with open fire; conservatory; downstairs wc/shower room; upstairs bathroom; parking. EPC D.

Located within close proximity to the local primary school, this is a large executive styled detached home. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; Dual aspect lounge; study; open plan dining/family/kitchen breakfast room. Downstairs wc; detached double garage; gated driveway parking for several cars. EPC tba.

Fantastic opportunity! With pretty outlook over fields from the rear this is a detached 4 bedroom home. Large kitchen/dining/family room with patio doors to the rear; lounge; downstairs wc; upstairs bathroom; single garage; walking distance to local supermarket; leisure hotel; golf course and town centre. EPC D.

Immaculately presented inside and out, this spacious 4 bedroom semi-detached home is located within the popular area of Newtown. Lounge, separate dining room; modern kitchen; 4 bedrooms; integral garage, pretty landscaped gardens; parking; easy access to convenience shops, schools, town centre and motorway network. EPC D.


Engall Castle June Advert 21/05/2014 09:50 Page 2

155 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JP

01684 293 246

sales@engallcastle.com www.engallcastle.com

The Meadows

£210,000

Walton Cardiff

£205,000

Mitton

£185,000

Northway NO CHAIN

£185,000

NHBC warranty remaining on this highly popular design town house located within easy walking distance of the town centre. 3 double bedrooms; master with ensuite; 2 reception rooms; kitchen/breakfast room; downstairs wc; single garage. EPC B.

Built just 8 years ago by Bloor Homes and used at that time as their show home, this Courtier style home offers space and versatility. Benefitting from 2 reception rooms; an open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room; downstairs wc; first floor wc; family bathroom; mature pretty gardens; garage en bloc with power and light. EPC C.

Popular location for this traditional solidly built semi-detached home with the advantage of 3 good sized bedrooms, with upstairs bathroom and lounge/dining room; kitchen/breakfast room; garage; ample driveway parking; good size level rear garden; combination gas central heating boiler; double glazed windows. EPC C.

Ashchurch NO CHAIN

£174,950

Modern and well presented 3 bedroom semi-detached home with the advantage of a garage and carport, with off road parking. Lovely private rear garden; conservatory; kitchen/breakfast room; downstairs wc; Master bedroom with ensuite; UPVc double glazed windows; gas central heating. EPC C.

Town Centre

£165,000

An extended semi-detached bungalow within this popular residential area of Tewkesbury with its own convenience shops within walking distance. 3 bedrooms; lounge; kitchen; carport; ample driveway parking; private rear garden; gas central heating; double glazed windows. EPC D.

Town Centre NO CHAIN

Town Centre NO CHAIN

£130,000

Northway NO CHAIN

£125,000

£155,000

A delightful town centre double fronted end terrace home, offering light and spacious accommodation with 2 double bedrooms, upstairs family bathroom; dining hall; kitchen/breakfast room; lounge; conservatory; downstairs wc; garden; bin store; gas central heating; upvc double glazed windows and doors. EPC tba.

Town Centre

£125,000

This is a delightful town centre cottage with the advantage of gas central heating and garden together with oodles of character and charm! 1 double bedroom with dressing area; living room with open fire; modern kitchen; ground floor bathroom; useable attic space ideal as a study; rear gated access. EPC D.

Ground floor within the centre of the town, with lovely outlook towards the cricket ground, this 2 bedroom apartment has generously proportioned accommodation with excellent storage throughout, including a useful box room which big enough as office space. Modern kitchen/dining room; spacious lounge; unallocated parking. EPC tba.

Town Centre

£125,000

This is a delightful town centre cottage that has been owned by the current vendor since its conversion approximately 6 years ago and offers open plan ground floor accommodation with the plumbing to create a wc; whilst on the first floor is a large double bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Gas central heating; double glazed windows. EPC C.

This is a beautifully light and spacious ground floor apartment which has the advantage of being leasehold with a share of the freehold and is located conveniently just off the town centre with allocated parking and low maintenance garden with side access. 2 bedrooms; bathroom with separate shower cubicle and bath; kitchen/dining room; large lounge. Gas central heating; upvc double glazed windows. EPC C.

What a delightful find - a newly refurbished news cottage ready to move straight into! Benefiting from 2 bedrooms; a kitchen/dining room; separate lounge; rear garden and parking - it offers a great opportunity. Gas central heating; double glazed windows. EPC D.

Shephard Mead NO CHAIN

£90,000

A light and bright first floor maisonette for the over 55s. Benefitting from a modern kitchen with integrated induction hob and Bosch electric oven. 1 double bedroom with walk in wardrobe. Bathroom with shower over the bath; parking; excellent communal facilities; walking distance of a local supermarket. EPC D.

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NOT QUITE A DOUBLE CENTURY After Tewkesbury Direct incorrectly stated that local ironmongers Haywards had been trading for two hundred years, we though it would be a good idea to get the facts - and our arithmetic(!) right. The business was established in Tewkesbury High Street in 1820, founded by cutler George Hayward. Haywards has been trading ever since and is the oldest company in Tewkesbury – currently managed and owned by Simon and Mark Hayward, who are the seventh generation of the Hayward family. Initially the business, which first traded at 123 High Street, sold tools and cutlery - but expanded to offer hardware and ironmongery after George Hayward died and stewardship of the business was

We are a local independent company specialising in residential lettings and property management across the borders of the three counties. We offer a fresh approach to the local letting and property management market by  providing a unique personal and high quality service throughout our letting and management services. Whether you are a private landlord who is just looking to have a quality fully referenced tenant provided or you would like a hassle free full management service that gives you piece of mind then we can tailor a service to fit your requirements. We can also guarantee the rent on all of our services (subject to conditions)  The company has grown primarily through recommendation and repeat business so quality of service is at the forefront of our business and all of our services are personally managed by the company Director Eddie Carter.  We cover a large area and have properties in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, Malvern, Evesham, Pershore and all surrounding villages. We are happy to offer a free valuation of your property and advice with absolutely no obligation, and discounts are available on multiple properties.  

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A modern and neutrally decorated three bedroom semi detached house situated just off Somers Park Avenue, Malvern Link. Boasting modern finish, off road parking, enclosed rear garden and within walking distance to Malvern Link's local amenities.

A modern refurbished three bedroom semi detached house with mature secluded garden, modern kitchen and bathroom together with garage and off road parking.

This unique newly converted two bedroom ground floor flat is located within a quiet gated development & less than five minutes walk to Cheltenham Town Centre. Offering 1 allocated parking space, private front door, two bedrooms, modern separate kitchen & conservatory/ lounge. **Pets considered**

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£420 pcm A well presented recently refurbished ground floor studio, located in the River Leys area of Cheltenham, with excellent access to the Town centre, motorway network and the retail parks. Boasting a modern bathroom with shower over bath, modern fitted kitchen, feature fire place, garden and parking.

£350 pcm We are pleased to offer this well presented first floor studio apartment situated in a quiet residential area of Mitton within walking distance of local amenities. Benefiting from ample off road parking, part white goods and double glazing. Available immediately.

䡵 The way we were: Haywards in Victorian times

handed over to his son, William. Today the shop carries a vast selection of hardware and DIY and building materials, plumbing, electrical, garden machinery and ironmongery suitable for the domestic and trade customers. Haywards also offer lawnmower servicing, repairs and accessories, key cutting services and much, much more. Present shops are at 126 High Street, Tewkesbury and 1-3 New Street, Upton-upon-Severn. www.haywardstewkesburyltd.co.uk


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CorSe lawn Detached 3 bed bungalow family home in a picturesque location set in approx 5 acres, with approx 4.5 acres of Orchard/pastureland. PVCu double glazing, oil central heating, workshop, garage and plenty of parking. £499,950

Twyning green Four bedroom home with views across open countryside towards Bredon Hill. Hardwood sealed unit double glazed windows, ensuite to master bedroom. Off road parking, garage & oil fired central heating. NO CHAIN. £425,000

bredoonS hardwiCke Cottage set in approximately a third of an acre of mature and relatively private front and rear gardens. PVCu double glazing, GCH, ample off road parking and detached double garage. £360,000

bredon Nicely presented 3 bed detached family home in an ‘end’ of cul de sac location with superb woodland views to the rear, was built by Washbournes who are reputable local builders. Close to the village centre Bredon. £285,000

TewkeSbury 2 bed spacious detached bungalow. PVCu double glazing and oil central heating, feature fireplace in Lounge, separate dining room, en-suite to Bedroom 1, west facing rear garden, garage and off road parking.£285,000

walTon Cardiff Nicely presented 4 bed detached family home. PVCu double glazing and GCH, separate dining room and utility room, en-suite to Bedroom 1, a west facing rear garden, garage and off road parking for 2 cars. £264,950

lynworTh lane Twyning Mature 3 bed “South facing” semi detached family home. Hall, lounge with open access to dining room, kitchen/breakfast, utility/porch, conservatory, luxury bathroom and 3 bedrooms. Outbuildings & gardens. £250,000 SSTC

bredonS hardiwCke Nicely presented 2 bed (could be converted into a 3 bed) semi detached character cottage. Lovely views to the rear aspect over open fields. PVCu double glazing, GCH and parking for 2 cars. NO ONWARD CHAIN. £229,950

walTon Cardiff Well presented 3 bed “Bovis Fletcher” end of terrace family home has views over open fields towards the Cotswold Hills. PVCu double glazing and gas central heating, garage (enbloc) and off road parking. £210,000

TewkeSbury 3 bed semi detached character cottage upadted and improved over recent years yet retaining many original characters. Open plan, exposed beans, floors & fireplaces. Refitted kitchen and bathroom, off road parking. £200,000

TewkeSbury Grade II listed first floor 2 bedroom apartment comes with no onward chain. gas central heating, a refitted Kitchen, utility room, 2 double bedrooms and allocated parking for one car. Ideal for the first time buyer. £139,950

TewkeSbury 3 bedroom mid terrace family home located within easy walking distance of Tewkesbury town centre. PVCu double glazing and GCH. 2 double bedrooms, rear garden with decking area. £135,000

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RETRO ATTIRE MOVES WITH THE TIMES Jo Castleton’s popular retro and vintage shop has moved to a great new location on The Cross in the centre of town.

Sharing the premises with The Gallery, the front of house showroom now stocks a larger range of ladies dresses including brand new

1950’s inspired creations, menswear ranges too have been enlarged. Jo says “I have just celebrated my first year

Selling both men’s & ladies clothing & accessories

New Location 7 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5PA Mobile 0792 888 6324

trading in Tewkesbury and this new shop has great lighting, ideal for browsers and makes it easy to find me”. Prices are, as ever, affordable, stock changes regularly and evening appointments are available by arrangement. With a brand new logo, Retro Attire is now very hard to miss. Pop into the retro clothes shop at 7 Church Street or contact Jo by calling 07928 886324.

Jo Castleton in her vintage shop, Retro Attire.

IT PAYS TO RECYCLE In support of the recent Easter Big Weekend and to highlight the importance of recycling, Cartridge World held a competition to guess the number of cartridges they recycled in March. They placed a container of empties in their window which was representative of the amount and asked people to guess how many there were. The prize was a whopping 1kg easter egg! Steve Cooper, the

manager, said “Thanks to all who took part. It was a great competition, well supported and especially good when parents came in with children to whom we could demonstrate the importance of recycling!”. The total number recycled was 691 cartridges. Congratulations to the competition winner, Mr B Trenfield of Northway in Tewkesbury, whose guess of 732 was the closest. Steve added “It’s

worth considering this figure multiplied by 12 gives you in excess of 8000 cartridges saved from going into our landfill in a year!”.

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Full day meeting finished off with a round of golf followed by dinner. Have a good nights sleep then start your day with a full Hilton breakfast.

After hosting your meeting in one of our 15 function rooms finish off the day with a round of golf on our 18 hole course.

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estate agents

Tewkesbury

Walton Cardiff

The Ancient Grudge 15 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5AL Fax. 01684 276661

4 Columbine Road Walton Cardiff Tewkesbury GL20 7SP Fax. 01684 851780

Tel. 01684 275276 or 01684 295417

www.ancientgrudge.co.uk

Naunton Village £297,500 Refurbished detached two bedroom bungalow in lovely condition throughout, kitchen with fitted appliances, lounge, two bedrooms and family bathroom, double glazing and oil fired central heating, extended driveway and garage.

Graylag Crescent £244,950 Much improved 4 bedroom detached family home beautifully presented throughout, kitchen , wc, lounge, large conservatory, 4 bedrooms two with ensuite and family bathroom, double glazing and gas fired central heating, garage.

Victoria Circus £230,000 Beautifully situated in a modern crescent style terrace this 3 bedroom 3 storey townhouse offers flexible accomodation within walking distance of Tewkesbury town centre overlooking a maintained green space, gas fired central heating, double glazing and garage.

Bowler Road £215,000 Three bedroom detached family home benefiting from gas fired central heating and double glazing throughout, refitted kitchen, refitted bathroom, lounge and separate dining room, excellent local schools, garage.

Henry Crescent £215,000 Imposing 3 bedroom end town house in immaculate condition throughout, kitchen breakfast, separate dining room, lounge, 3 bedrooms ensuite to master and family bathroom, south westerly gardens and garage.

Wakeman Close £215,000 A lovely position at the bottom of a cul de sac and very private this Bloor built 3 bedroom detached offers lounge, separate dining room, kitchen, wc, 3 bedrooms, ensuite, 3 car driveway and low maintenance gardens.

Hazel Avenue £210,000 4 bedroom Bloor built townhouse overlooking a green area on Walton Cardiff, lounge, kitchen with built in appliances, 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms, UPVC double glazing, gas fired central heating , garage and low maintenance gardens.

Churchill Grove £199,950 Originally a 3 bedroom this stunning semi detached is now 2 bedrooms with ensuite to the master, lovely pavier driveway with lawned gardens to the rear housing a summerhouse with power and light, stunning conservatory.

Kestrel Way £199,950 3 bedroom detached family home with super gardens and large timber shed. Entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, wc, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom fully double glazed and gas fired central heating. Ample off road car parking.

Twyning £199,950 3 bedroom semi detached family home in this premier riverside village, entrance hall, kitchen, lounge with inglenook, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom, double glazing and electric heating, gardens with large timber shed.

Saunders Court £159,950 Situated in the heart of Tewkesbury town centre this 3 bedroom townhouse has the rare benefit of off road car parking, lounge, kitchen, wc, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom, well presented and no chain.

Davey Walk £127,500 2 bedroom coach house of pleasing proportions offering lounge, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with ensuite to the master and family bathroom, UPVC double glazing, central heating, gargage and off road parking, no chain.

enquiries@ancientgrudge.co.uk

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The importance of preserving mill’s heritage We recently looked at the problems of creating a car park out of what is left of Healings Mill, writes John Dixon of Tewkesbury Historical Society. There are, however, more problems when we consider access from Quay Street.

䡵 Healings’ Mill: The Quay Street Bridges

Joyce Brooks Lingerie To Celebrate our 13 Years association with CHARNOS Join us on Wed 18th June for an

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June Bond See the Charnos Lingerie Ranges Bridal, Shape Wear, Fashion. Get fitted and find out why Charnos is ‘Passionate about Fit’ 15% DISCOUNT ON ALL PURCHASES APPOINTMENTS ADVISED

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BUTTERCUP IRONING & LAUNDRY SERVICES For all your laundry needs Full service wash Ironing Dry Cleaning etc Pick up and delivery service 5 Chance Street,Tewkesbury

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The photograph (left), looking towards the Mill, emphasises that were are two bridges offering possibly a one way system but it is important to emphasise that both need to be preserved for historical reasons. The bridge on the right was a road bridge, well restored by the Town Council in 2001. It is hard to imagine that, before the Mythe Bridge was opened in 1823, this was the main route for coaches to and from Hereford. They crossed the Severn at Upper Lode by a ferry and then crossed the Ham, driving through the Docks. This was followed by powering up Quay Street or stopping for refreshment at the Coach and Horses inn (recently ‘Champagne Charlies”) or at the Anchor. The other bridge was built for the railway, which was extended in 1844 from the High Street Station (see the Plaque at 103 High Street). The law, however, forbade steam power beyond the High Street so gravity was used for the descent with horses and later a diesel shunter to bring back the laden trucks. In 1959 little had changed: Quay Street was subsequently tar-

䡵 The Railway Bridge from Healings’ Mill (Photo: R.Wherett, 1959)

䡵 Quay Street railway excavations

䡵 This plaque commemrates the refurbishment of the bridge in 2001

macked and forgotten – until excavations caused great excitement in the 80s or 90s We cannot surely afford for ‘progress’ to allow this double her-

itage to be forgotten once more. For more information on the Tewkesbury Historical Society, please visit the website www.ths.freeuk.com


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ALL ABOARD FOR A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

June Specials from Devine Beauty

The award-winning Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway welcomes a very special guest to its Toddington headquarters this month. Star of screen and literature, the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine will be hauling steam trains over the famous Honeybourne Line on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June. As well as all the action on the rails, there is plenty more to see and do to make a day out with Thomas the perfect family activity. There will be live reenactments with the Fat Controller and Thomas, fun and games in the imagination station, face painting, Punch & Judy and magic shows, balloon modelling and a model railway too. Passengers can ride behind Thomas, Daisy and other steam and diesel engines on frequent train services between Cheltenham Race Course, Winchcombe and Toddington. There’s also an opportunity to see the Troublesome Trucks and there will be a special appearance by a London Routemaster Bus, which will offer rides between

with Hayley and Keri

HALF PRICE LUXURY MANICURE 䡵 Thomas on a previous visit to Toddington

Toddington and Winchcombe. Gates open at 9.00am and trains will run every 45 minutes throughout the day. The first train leaves Toddington at 9.30 and at 9.45 from Cheltenham Racecourse. There is ample free car parking at both stations. Advance booking is strongly recommended as demand is always high and admission to the sites during the event is by ticket only. Discount tickets may be ordered in advance via www.gwsr.com

Light lunches and refreshments are available in the Flag & Whistle at Toddington and the 1950's style ‘Coffee Pot' café at Winchcombe station. Many trains will also carry a buffet car serving teas, coffees and light snacks. The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway won the Cotswold Tourism Award for 2014 and has previously been named Heritage Railway of the Year. It stages a variety of family events throughout the year.

Spray Tan only £10 Scrub and Spray only £20

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Blazing June at the

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Stay in this historic coaching inn in the very heart of medieval Tewkesbury - all rooms are en suite with plasma TV, tea/coffee etc. Visit our website jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/hotels/the-royal-hop-pole

SUNDAY ROAST CLUB Roast and a drink only £7.59

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FISH & CHIPS only £4.29 including a soft drink or £5.29 with an alcoholic drink

FATHER’S DAY Sun 15th June Bring him here and buy him beer - plus 8oz Rump Steak £9.70

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Popular garden and flower festival returns The village of Eckington’s annual flower festival and open gardens event will be held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June. Weekend admission for the event is just £5.00 per person, with school children and car parking free. The village is situated on the B4080 Tewkesbury to Pershore Road, just above the River Avon. From 10am until 6pm each day, visitors will be able to enjoy a village walkabout, visiting various gardens and enjoying the various stalls and entertainment. Food and refreshments will be available all day. A flower festival is also taking place in Holy Trinity Church, with the theme of ‘path of life.’ An exhibition ‘Eckington Expo 2014’ is being staged in the village school to showcase the work of local businesses and various clubs and societies in the village.

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PHARMACY MATTERS with Peter Badham

Weight management service

The Lie by Helen Dunmore £7.99 PB This is more than a story of the First Wold War, and is recounted in the months after the Armistice when Daniel returns home to his Cornish routes. His mother died while he was away, so he is homeless. An elderly lady, Mary Pascoe, allows him to camp on her property, and in thanks he cultivates her land, then as she sickens, he cares for her. The lie is perpetuated when Mary dies, and he follows her wish and privately buries her in her garden; answering any village enquiries by stating she is bed-bound; which lie suffices until eventually the doctor calls. The lie is the skeleton of the novel on which the flesh of the story hangs. The reader learns about Daniel's childhood, and his friendship with Frederick, the son of the big house where his mother worked. They are best friends, blood brothers, playing together along with Felicia his sister, who now, a young war widow, lives in the house along with her daughter. Daniel and Felicia mourn the loss of Frederick, who as gentry was an officer and Daniel's platoon commander, and whose death he witnessed, even risking his own life to rescue his friend. The flashbacks to the trenches are movingly and realistically recounted, yet this is not another first world war novel. It is about friendship, comradeship, and loss. How two young friends, Daniel and Felicia share their sorrow, and yet Daniel's honest fulfillment of an old lady's wish, unravels his life as the lie in exposed. Selected by: Ian B. Nicholson Alison’s Bookshop & Music Room 138-9 High Street Tewkesbury

As part of our commitment to our new Healthy Living Pharmacy status Badham Pharmacy have launched a new free weight management service ready for the Summer, writes Peter Badham. We all want to enjoy the hot weather and look our best in summer clothes. Clients who enrol in the service during May and June will have their names put in a hat, and the winner will be given a £50 voucher. We really want to get behind this service as excessive weight is the common evil, affecting

our health across a raft of other conditions,

Peter Badham like diabetes, blood pressure and cancer. Our trained advisors work with clients to set clear/realistic goals. Normally a loss of 0.5 to 1kg per week is excel-

lent. Weight control is a life style change, with clear action plans. An increase in exercise, walking, swimming etc and a better control of diet. Some of our clients have lost over a stone, which is a phenomenal achievement At one of our branches recently i did an audit with a client , to find our how she found the service, and she told me that she was going to have a gastric band fitted, but decided to try our programme first. She was on target, what a great result!!! Peter Badham

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VOLKSWRECKS, A NEW LIFE FOR OLD FAVORITES For lovers of old Volkswagens there is a company in Tewkesbury that can transform old wrecks back into somebody’s pride and joy. Ray and Tracey Tunnicliffe of Volkswrecks in Delta Drive have years of experience in restoring VW classics including Beetles, Campers, Square Backs, Karmann, Ghia and Trekkers. Some of the vehicles customers want restored are up to sixty years old, but with the right con-

tacts for spare parts and through knowledge of the marque, Ray and his staff can restore or modify vehicles for a new life on the road. Ray and Tracey’s daughter, Skye, has now joined the business as an apprentice and is using the knowledge passed on by her father to become a fully qualified mechanic. It is good to see a business save classic cars in a day and age when everything else gets thrown away or scrapped.

After all there are now many missing examples of our motoring past,

remember the Allegro, Toyota Crown, Datsun Violet, Talbot Tagora and

many more which are now just memories. To find out how

Volkswrecks can help you, ring 01684 292650.

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IAN’S STRONGARM, FOR WHEN YOU NEED IT! It is the time of year when many summer home and garden projects get started. If you are putting down concrete bases,

creating pathways, digging foundations, clearing ditches, removing scrub or participating in any other form of backbreaking work then it

may be a good idea to call up Ian Nash and his multi tasking mini digger. Ian is an experienced builder and digger operator and he can make short work of the jobs we tend to fear. Ian can help with advice on how the work is tackled and with building regulations

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SEVERN UNIT MVS SHARE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The 20th Anniversary of the Maritime Volunteer Service has just been marked by a dinner at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth attended by members of Severn Unit MVS. Guest of Honour was Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey, KCB, CBE who is now Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Nic Price said "How proud we are in Severn Unit to keep alive the traditions of this fine Service which was formed in 1994 following the disbanding of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service."

Customer loyalty scheme Beautiful, well stocked plant area. Home grown bedding plants & hanging baskets. Vegetable plants. Great range of products for all your gardening needs

Bird care & pet care section, houseplants, gifts, chocolates, toiletries, books and cards Helpful, knowledgeable staff

䡵 Nic Price (Head of Severn Unit MVS), Sue Yates (Publicity Officer), Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey and Jane Thomas (Deputy Head of Severn Unit).

Toddington, Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5DT 岼 (01242) 621314 Find us next to the steam railway

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING’ Customer loyalty scheme

Renowned musicians Michael Bochmann (violin) and David Watkins (harp) will be performing a selection of classical and traditional pieces at St Nicholas’ Church, Kemerton on Sunday 6th July from 6.00 – 8.30 pm. Tickets are £12.50 and £10 include wine and refreshments in the adjacent grounds of Upper Court, Kemerton. Please contact Mrs A Devereux on 01684 850329 or by emailing angela.devereux7@hotmail.com.

Flower & vegetable seeds. Home grown bedding plants. Beautiful planted baskets. Cottage garden plants and shrubs. Gardening products, containers and tools.

New range of products in our refitted shop. Specialist bird care products. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Gretton Road, Gotherington, Cheltenham GL52 9QY 岼 (01242) 676722

CHURCH FETE SATURDAY 21st JUNE 2014 12 noon till 4pm ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, ASHCHURCH Come along and enjoy a traditional church fete in a beautiful setting. Lots of bargains to be found on the Nearly New, Bric A- Brac and Book stalls. Try your luck on the Tombola. Buy a scrummy cake or a pot of preserve. Browse around the local craft stalls and support charities and community groups. and lots more... Refreshments available. ADMISSION FREE

Find us near to the Prescott Hill Climb

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ANOTHER PEAK TO STEPHANIES CAREER Popular local hairstylist, Stephanie Allen of Peter Hickman Hair Stylists in Barton Street, will be lacing up her walking boots later on this month to raise

money for the Help For Heros charity. Tackling a climb of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands on the 27th June, Stephanie is climbing the 4,409ft peak and

hopes that anyone who knows her or would like to sponsor her efforts should visit the website: http://www.bmycharity.c om/BenNevisWalk or pop into the salon, they

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are welcome to sponsor inside. Manager, Jane Powell and all her colleagues at the salon, send their best wishes to Stephanie on her challenge.

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Martins Meats Heart of England Fine Foods Awards 2014

Martin Gilder is delighted to announce that Martins Meats have won the Fresh Meat Section at The Heart of England Fine Food Awards 2014, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole at The NEC on the 10th May 2014. Three products were shortlisted for the final, Cotswold Reared TBone, Longhorn 28 day dry aged Cote Du Boeuf and the Longhorn 28 day dry aged T-Bone. It was the Longhorn 28 day dry aged T-Bone that was the overall winner of this category. Martin said “We were particularly pleased as we had been successful at this award ceremony as a finalist in 2013 and the winner of the fresh meat section and the overall prestigious taste award in 2011.


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BROWNIES AND GUIDES ARE REAL WINNERS Tewkesbury Division Rainbows, Brownies and Guides triumphed over units from all over Gloucestershire to win the County Outdoor Cooking Competition in each section. The cooking competition was held last month (11th May) at Deer Park Guide Centre, Cowley, Gloucestershire. Groups of girls from all over the county took up the challenge; Rainbows were asked to make scones of their choice and a salad; Brownies had to make an Italian dish and Guides were asked to make a three course meal from either Mexico, India or Switzerland. All the Rainbows that took part were between the ages of five and seven. 3rd Tewkesbury Rainbows won their section. They made plain, cherry and sultana scones and they also prepared a salad. 1st Ashchurch Brownies entered two teams, they cooked meatballs in tomato sauce with spaghetti and tagliatelle. 1st Bredon and 1st Ashchurch Guides combined to form a team, the girls chose to cook a delicious three course meal from Mexico. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their cooking and asked their leaders if they could do it again!

A warm welcome awaits at Badham Pharmacy, Priors Park WE COME TO YOU

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IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE IN TWYNING Twyning Scouts received a donation of ÂŁ200 from Twyning Village Stores. The monies are saved up from payments made by the locals to advertise on the in-store notice board. Payment for

adverts are placed in a pot, saved up and handed back to the local community. Lorna Herold on

behalf of the Scouts was delighted with the donation and said the money would be used for new camping equipment.

(Left to Right) - Stephanie Rhoden Twyning Shop Manager, Scouts Leah and Amaya and Lorna Herold.

MEDIEVAL COLOURS A recent exhibition at the town Hall, gave visitors an insight into the painstaking work that goes into how the Medieval banners are hand painted. The banners will adorn shops and businesses during the medieval festival and volunteer Ann Godwin is seen here putting the finishing touches to another colourful example.

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THE ART OF QUILTING Theoc Quilters are having a Quilt Exhibition in the Methodist Church Hall at the Cross in Tewkesbury. It is taking place on Saturday the 14th June from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 15th June from 11:30am to 4pm. Admission is £2.50 and under 16s enter for free. In addition to the numerous quilts and quilted projects on show, there will be a sales table, together with fabric and sewing machine traders. Refreshments including home-made cakes will be available throughout the exhibition. All proceeds are going to the Midland Air Ambulance. Pop along and see what the talented quilters of Tewkesbury have created.

MARINA COURT FETE and OPEN DAY Trafalgar Road, Mitton, Tewkesbury Come along and enjoy an afternoon with us here at Marina Court. Saturday 28th June from 12 noon. We have lots of stalls selling their goods. We are having a BBQ which everyone can enjoy, and also we are having an ‘Open Day’ to enable people to come in and see what we have on offer here including ‘guided tours’ around the building…. So bring a friend or relative and see what we are all about.

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Peter Gallagher from Uckinghall has created The Really Simple Accounts book which should be a helping hand for small businesses. Over the forty years he had been practising as a Chartered Accountant he had distributed numerous accounting books to numerous clients and he was never happy with what he was distributing! About two years ago the publisher of the book that Peter had been using for many years ‘disappeared’ and so he took it upon himself to design the sort of book that he would like clients to complete. The Really Simple Accounts Book was born! The book is aimed at new and/or small businesses who are not (yet) willing to operate a computerised system. It simply traps the basic raw data of financial transactions as they happen. To find out more please check out www.ivydenepublishing.com or call Peter on 01684 594755. TEWKESBURY DIRECT - 25


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RAMBLING AROUND with Jack B. Walker

FROM WHARF TO LOCK As the weather gets warmer and the lighter evenings arrive, there’s nothing better than a stroll along the river. And there’s no better river to stroll beside than Shakespeare’s Avon, writes Jack B. Walker.

䡵 The lovely old sandstone bridge over the River Avon at Eckington Wharf

This is a ‘there and back again’ walk, which also offers an opportunity to call for a pint or a bite to eat at a classic country pub. The starting point is Eckington Wharf Car Park (on the B4080) where there is also a riverside picnic area. Leave the car park

and cross the red sandstone Eckington bridge, and go through a kissing gate on the right (1). You are now on common land known as Asham Meadow; the most picturesque route is to follow the path along the river until you come to a bend known as the Swan’s Neck. As

Free Flea Advice from Folly Gardens Tewkesbury's family run veterinary clinic How many of us are only aware that our dog or cat may have fleas when we see signs of discomfort in our pet with frantic scratching, itching and licking or worse, when we find a tell-tale flea bite on our own arms or legs? How many of us even know how or where to look for fleas or what a tick looks like? 䊳

Free flea and tick checks

Help is at hand as this summer, Folly Gardens Veterinary Clinic is supporting the Big Flea Guarantee. Under this scheme, we are offering to give dogs a FREE FLEA and tick check together with a consultation on the best flea and tick treatment available to keep dogs flea and tick free. Simply go to www.mypetonline.co.uk to download a voucher. Once you have downloaded your voucher, contact Folly Gardens on 01684 292244 OR our Bishops Cleeve clinic on 01242 679880 to make an appointment for your ‘Free Flea Check’, making them aware of the voucher. Hand in this voucher to Folly Gardens Reception, where it will be accepted as full payment for one flea examination to check your dog for fleas. 䊳

New treatment options for fleas and ticks

Forgotten to treat your dog for fleas and ticks?

the river loops round, look for a lane at the edge of some trees (2) and turn right along it. The lane bears left and reaches a T junction (3). Turn right and follow the lane until it passes some houses on the right and emerges on to a road in the village of Birlingham. Turn right (4) and follow the lane as it wanders around a paddock and meets some houses. Turn right (5) into Grange Road and continue to the junction with Berwick Lane (6). Bear right along the lane, passing a farm on your right. Eventually the lane becomes a rough track, which is susceptible to flooding after heavy rain. At the end of the lane you will reach a small fishermen’s car park, and the entrance to the Gwen Finch Nature Reserve (7). This is now a haven for wildlife, (not normally open to the public), which consists of large wetland areas. As well as a variety of water birds, otters have been seen here. Follow the lane along the edge of a wood and

over the fast flowing Berwick Brook. Keep straight on and look for another bridge on your right (8) which goes over a weir. Cross with care. You are now on an island in the middle of the Avon! Follow the path ahead until you reach Nafford Lock (9). For a view of the 20 hectare Gwen Finch nature reserve, cross the swing bridge over the lock and then follow the footpath over another weir and up the bank towards the road (V). You can see the scrapes and reed beds opposite you (even better if you have remembered to bring binoculars!). Retrace your steps to Birlingham: on reaching Asham Meadow there is a shorter route diagonally across the centre of the field which you can take if you wish. To visit the Swan Inn at Birlingham, which serves good food and has a very pleasant garden, when you get back to point (4) walk straight up the road towards the church. The pub is along Church Street (the second lane on the right)

Surveys show that many of us are failing to protect our pets adequately against fleas and ticks, often we are not using the right treatment or frequently enough. A 2010 survey of dog owners using monthly spot-on tick treatments found that these products were not used as recommended in 56% of dogs. With climate change bringing warmer, wetter winters and warm dry summers, the challenge of keeping our pets and homes flea and tick free has never been greater.

But there is an answer – scientific advances have brought innovative solutions to the control of parasites in our pets, with a broad range of modern products with improved activity, efficacy and convenience available on prescription from our vets. Folly Gardens offers a wide range of flea treatments including spot-ons, collars and chewable formulations. Spot-ons are typically applied every four weeks where as we now have a NEW chewable tablet to be given every 12 weeks.

Did You Know? A single female flea can produce up to 1,500 eggs each month Adult fleas can survive on your pet for up to 113 days, or even longer

Call for more information on

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Distance: approx. 4 miles, mostly flat. Car Parking: free car park at Eckington Wharf. Refreshments: The Swan Inn, Birlingham. Map not to scale: OS Sheet 190 recommended.

HYPNOSIS FOR HEALTH David Slater, BA, DHyp, MHA, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor

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䡵 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS as featured in issues of Tewkesbury Direct are available to order as prints from photographer Jack Boskett. To place an order, or for more information, please visit Jack Boskett Photography’s website www.jackboskett.co.uk Jack was taken into the air by helicopter pilot and local business owner Anthony Stockman.

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Going West This month Jack Boskett is in the skies above the picturesque village of Corse Lawn, to the west of Tewkesbury. On the horizon (1) are the hills of Herefordshire, beyond the southern tip of the Malverns (2). The church spire (3) is at the village of Eldersfield, and in the middle distance (4) is Hardwick’s Hay. The large grass verge or ‘lawn’ from which the village takes its name runs either side of the B4211- and to the east of this road fertile farmland (6) runs down to the River Severn. At the centre of the village, next to the pond, is the upmarket Corse Lawn Hotel (pictured left) with its own Helipad (7). Jack did not drop in for tea!

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TEWKESBURY DIRECT SPORTING SPOTLIGHT TEWKESBURY TOWN COLTS FC

GREAT SEASON FOR COLTS

䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts: under 9 pumas

Tewkesbury Town Colts (formerly known as Bredon Colts Junior Football Club), was founded in 1975 by parents to promote youth football in the local area. The club now has seventeen teams competing in local league football, ranging from under 8 through to under 18, including two all-girl sides. The club also operates a weekly coaching centre for children aged 58. Home team pitches are located throughout the town but primarily at the new state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at Tewkesbury School. The club's development plan includes acquiring land to develop their own home ground. Tewkesbury Town Colts were awarded the Gloucestershire FA Charter Standard development club of the year award for 2013, recognising the work that the club has done to promote grassroots football in the local community. (All photos by Jack Boskett)

䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts: under 11 pumas

䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts: under 11 colts

䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts: under 12 girls 䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts: under 10 pumas

䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts: under 10 girls

䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts: under 9 colts

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THE BERKELEY ARMS

PUB QUIZ ????

Church Street, Tewkesbury Telephone: 01684 290555 Mobile 07931 692227

Test your powers of recall with six of the best questions in this month’s Tewkesbury Direct Pub Quiz.

Real Pub • Real Food • Real Ale Children and Dogs Welcome See our main ad in Tewkesbury Direct

䡵 1: Which work by Dylan Thomas, first performed as a radio drama in 1954, is set in the village of Llareggub?

A warm welcome awaits you at the Railway Inn, Ripple, where Sue, Paul and Val pride themselves on serving delicious home-cooked food, well kept traditional beers and good wine at sensible prices.

Thursday 26th June

OUR FAMOUS PIE NIGHT! Eat as much as you like - last one until September. Only £10.50 per person

Every Wednesday

WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME SAVERS!

Main course & pudding, 12noon to 2pm £6.00 per person - all welcome

Friday Nights

FISH & CHIPS

Beer battered, served 6.30pm - 9.00pm £8.95 per person

Two Course

SUNDAY LUNCHES

Choice of roasts etc. £9.95 per person

Sunday 15th June

FATHER’S DAY LUNCHES Booking essential

The Railway Inn, Station Road, Ripple Tewkesbury GL20 6EY

Tel: 01684 592225 enquiries@therailwayinnripple.co.uk

VALE WILDLIFE HOSPITAL

CAR BOOT SALE EVERY SATURDAY

Start 9.30am, gates open 9.00am for sellers. £5 Boots, £10 Traders AT VALE WILDLIFE, BECKFORD. SIGNPOSTED FROM A46

PARTIES AND FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS

FREE HIRE OF THE PUB FREE DISCO & LIGHTING For parties of 20 or more persons - except Fridays & Saturdays. Buffets provided by arrangement - book now! The Anchor 1774, High Street, Tewkesbury Telephone: 01684 293625 28 - TEWKESBURY DIRECT

䡵 2: Which Scottish football teams plays its home games in the city of Perth?

䡵 5: Which actor played the Doctor in the 1965 film ‘Dr Who and the Daleks?

䡵 3: In Heraldry, which colour is known as Gules?

䡵 6: Which 1950’s entertainer was known as ‘the girl with the giggle in her voice’?

䡵 4: Which historic New York Hotel connects Leonard Cohen, Andy Warhol, Arthur C. Clark, and Sid Vicious?

Tewkesbury

LIVE! 䡵 SUN 1st JUNE: Greg Winters, (electric guitar/vocals) White Bear, 4-7pm. Laurence, The Nottingham Arms. 䡵 SUN 8th JUNE: Tasha,(guitar/vocals) White Bear, 4-7pm.

WHAT’S

䡵 FRI 13th JUNE: Delray Rockets, (rockabilly band) The Anchor 1774. John Steeds, (60s tribute band) Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick.

ON IN BRIEF

Roger Danter, The Nottingham Arms.

䡵 TWYNING OPEN GARDENS: Sunday 15th June, 2pm-6pm. Village gardens to enjoys; teas by the Mothers Union.

䡵 SAT 21st JUNE: TIm Pitman (‘the Voice of Somerset’), Farmers Arms, Lower Apperley.

䡵 FREE LOCAL HISTORY ADVICE: you will find family and local historians at Tewkesbury Library, on most Thursday afternoons. Booking is essential: please call 01684 293086. 䡵 MOVEMENT TO MUSIC: every Tues, 10am-11am, 50+. The Scout Hut, Oldbury Road, Tewkes. Contact Mrs Allvey 01531 650200. 䡵 TEWKESBURY LIBRARY CRAFT CLUB: A FREE club for people who enjoy chatting and sharing ideas about any crafts eg sewing, knitting, card-making jewellery making while they work. Ask at the library or call Deborah 01684 276503 䡵 BREDON CRAFTERS: third Wednesday of the month, 1-5pm. Bredon Village Hall.

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THE ANCHOR INN HIGH STREET, TEWKESBURY OPEN MIC NIGHTS THURSDAYS 7.30pm COME AND TAKE THE STAGE

䡵 SUN 8th JUNE: Sax & Axe, The Nottingham Arms.

䡵 SUN 15th JUNE: Woo Town, (local covers duo) White Bear, 4-7pm.

䡵 BREATHE EASY TEWKESBURY: every second Tuesday of the month, 2pm - 4pm at the Boys Brigade Community Centre. Open to all sufferers of lung conditions, their family, friends and carers; organised by the British Lung Foundation Support Group.

ANSWERS: 1.Under Milk Wood; 2. St Johnstone; 3. Red; 4. The Chelsea Hotel; 5. Peter Cushing; 6.Alma Cogan.

Pub Quiz is sponsored by

䡵 SUN 22ndJUNE: Sean Saye, (60s guitar/vocals) White Bear, 4-7pm. Nikki Loy, The Nottingham Arms. 䡵 TUES 24th JUNE: Edwina Hayes (singer/songwriter), Roses Theatre. 䡵 FRI 27th JUNE: Alex Chapman, Yew Tree, Conderton. Skrood (rock band), Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick. Police Dog Hogan, The Roses Theatre. 䡵 SAT 28th JUNE: Stan Terry (Rod Stewart tribute) Farmers Arms, Lower Apperley. 䡵 SUN 29th JUNE: Sax Appeal, (local female sax and vocal cover duo) White Bear, 4-7pm. Tasha, The Nottingham Arms. 䡵 THURS 3rd JULY: Cara Dillon (folk singer) The Roses Theatre. 䡵 SAT 19th JULY: Saturday Night Bee Gees (tribute), The Roses Theatre. 䡵 TUES 22nd JULY: Peter Knight’s Gigspanner (well known folk band), The Roses Theatre.

WORCESTER’S LATEST SUNDAY MARKET, BOOT SALE AND ANTIQUE FAIR

EVERY SUNDAY 9am-1pm THROCKMORTON AIRFIELD, NEAR PERSHORE Over 20 acres of hard-standing. All traders welcome THROCKMORTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, LONG LANE, PINVIN, Nr PERSHORE WR10 2JH WWW.RACECOURSEBOOTSALE.COM MOBILE: 07966 145286 TEL: 01386 45361


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TEWKESBURY DIRECT Quick Crossword

Historic Award Former Tewkesbury School student Tom Wilkinson is this year’s recipient of Tewkesbury Historical Society’s Woodard Award.

䡵 Tom Wilkinson

The Woodard Award is judged annually by two independent judges, David Evans (an academic and author) and Dr. Steven Blake (now Chairman of the Gloucestershire Local History Forum). It is awarded to an article published in the THS Bulletin which, in the judges opinion, is not only well researched and written but which places the subject in its wider historical context. Tom won the award for his essay ‘Did the Purchase of Tewkesbury

Abbey Reflect the Continuation of Traditional Catholic Belief?’ Society chairman John Dixon said “Originally Tom contacted me whilst undertaking his dissertation for the BA degree and I asked him to write us this article. “He is now an NQT at Severn Vale School. “Not knowing why he had been summoned to our meeting, he delivered a short but excellent acceptance speech. Congratulations, Tom.”

The Anchor 1774, 42 High St. Tewkesbury GL20 5BH

FRIDAY 13TH JUNE The fabulous Delray Rockets return to The Anchor

BIG SCREEN PROJECTOR and outdoor screens too!

England v. Italy 14th June England v. Uruguay 19th June England v. Czech Republic 24th June

SUMMER SALE CARLSBERG £2.40 PER PINT

Solution on page 50

Try our home cooked take-away menu available from 9.00am-4.00pm hot and cold sandwiches/baguettes fish & chips, omelette, salads, jackets Call in for a menu - telephone orders welcome - call 01684 293625 DINING IN? delicious home cooked food available from 12noon-4pm

Eyes down at 7pm

Sundays 8th & 22nd June

寿 01684 293625 email anchor1774tewkesbury@hotmail.co.uk Follow us on Facebook Anchor Tewkesbury

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SARAH IS BACK Sarah James, who has spent twenty years styling the hair of ladies in Tewkesbury, is back.

Sarah left Tewkesbury around nine months ago to assist her brother, Rich Battye, to run his

Sarah James, back in town at her new shop, Just Hair.

Brockworth Barber Group. Their next stop was to open in Tewkesbury and the pair have opened Just Hair at 65 Barton Street, next to the Watson Hall. Sarah and Richard offer cutting, styling, colouring, perming and all the usual services and products to both ladies and gents and Richard offer cutthroat shaving by appointment. Sarah is a senior state registered master craftsman hairdresser and is both proud and please to be back in Tewkesbury and hopes to see old friends again. Sarah can be contacted on 01684 276020.

ABBEYFIELD HOUSE OPEN MORNING Abbeyfield House in Church Street, Tewkesbury are holding an Open Morning on Friday 13th June, 10.00 12.00. The house is opening its doors to anyone who is interested in seeing the house and meeting the staff.

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NESSIES NIPPERS NEW CHILDMINDERS NOW OPEN Local lady, Vanessa Tocknell, wrote into us recently and told us how she is setting up as a childminder in her home in Northway. She has spent the past year doing courses to become a childminder. After her second child and working at Morrisons for six years, Vanessa thought it was a good idea as she loves kids interaction. Vanessa has converted her garage into a lovely playroom and made the garden very child friendly. She is fully flexible and offering potentially many parents an excellent childcare service at competitive prices, either for just holidays or term time. She also offers a pay as you go childcare, so if parents need to go to an appointment, want to shop or go for a coffee, they can drop their kids off, pay for what they want, then go with no contract needed! Please check out Vanessa’s website www.nessiesnippers.com or call 01684 292229 for more information.

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Telephone 01684 276937 Email tewkesbury@rodericksdental.co.uk Web www.tewkesburyhousedental.co.uk Welcome to our new dentist Sheetal Patel Sheetal graduated from Newcastle University, after which she joined a busy practice in Kent with the aim of enhancing her skill and knowledge in general practice dentistry. She currently works for the Roderick's practices in both Tewkesbury and Gloucester. Sheetal greatly enjoys her work and and has a particular interest in cosmetic treatments working to improve the appearance of teeth. She is currently working towards part 2 of the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties exam. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and reading.

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GETTING THE MOST FROM CYCLING - by Andy Dallibar

CYCLING WITH CONSIDERATION The topic of consideration affects all those who cycle. I know we have our rights but we need to improve the image of the cyclist by treating people kindly and with a smile. Don't get me wrong. If I feel that my safety is threatened by pedestrians or drivers, I do let them know. Even in the last week, I have had several unpleasant experiences.

Firstly I was cycling along Tewkesbury High Street and even though

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The Ashchurch, Tewkesbury and District Rail Promotion Group Annual General Meeting The Ashchurch, Tewkesbury and District Rail Promotion Group warmly invites readers to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 6th June at Tewkesbury Library, High Street GL20 5NX. The meeting commences at 7.30pm where there will be light refreshments to be served beforehand. The guest speaker for the evening will be John Dyer ‘North to South Railways’ on the

redesign of Cheltenham Spa Railway Station. This will be followed by a Q&A session. Gardening parties are held at the station on the second Saturday of every month at 9.00, Volunteers are very welcome as are tools and equipment, or just pop along and meet members and friends and discover the aims of the group. The next passenger count will be held throughout the day on Wednesday 11th June.

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which caused me to swerve. The second incident when I had the right of way at a crossroads. I stamped on the pedals to get across the junction only to have a car turn across in front of me coming from the other direction. Riding a bike should be enjoyable, not stressful but with experience comes confidence. In my recent incidents, a flick of the steering and a dab of the brakes saw me well. The majority of road users are very polite, considerate and patient. The sight of someone riding a bike should be

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NARHA SUMMER FETE

This year will see the 6th Annual Fete at Northway, organised by Northway Area Residents & Homeowners Association (NARHA) and it promises to be the biggest and best to date. Attractions will include live music, Body Zorbing, children’s fair rides, disco, Zumba dancers. Taekwondo,

barbeque, tombola, mobile pub, refreshments and many other stalls. Come along to Gould’s Playing Field, Northway

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NEED AN ESCAPE? WHY NOT TAKE A LOOK AT THE AREAS BEST KEPT SECRET? Hidden away down a pretty country lane, on the outskirts of Twyning, lies Cotswold Grange Country Park. Situated alongside the river Avon, with private fishing and boat storage with river access (BUT PARK NEVER FLOODS), and just a few minutes walk to the Village Inn and stores, make it the perfect country retreat.

We have static caravans for use 10 months of the year from £11,995, luxury holiday homes for all year round use from £29,995, lodges and park homes are available from £99,950. To find out if Cotswold Grange is for you, feel free to contact Neil on 01684 276 926 or mobile 07805 862 945.

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MULTI DROP EXPANSION FOR TEWKESBURY DELIVERY COMPANY Local company RED Couriers, who have been established for nine years in the town, have recently expanded the business. RED run a same day delivery service but have also hired out vans and drivers to multi drop parcel companies including UK Mail, DPD and

DHL. Owner, Stefan Roberts, has launched a sister company to develop this business appointing Phil Carter as Managing Director. Phil, who was previously depot manager at Royal Mail, DHL & DPD, brings a wealth of experience to the business

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drivers, we are offering good rates of pay. The customers we will contract to should make savings when they use us for sickness and holiday cover”. Anyone interested in finding out more should ring Phil on 01684 296677.

Viewing 25th June 10am - 6pm and day of sale 10am - 2pm Still taking lots for this forthcoming Toys and Collectables Sale on Thursday 26th June.

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GARDEN NEED A HAIR CUT? This is the time of year when gardens move into a gear of their own, providing many busy people with the headache of keeping on top of things. The Lawnmower Man, Dave Mayhew, may be able to assist with keeping lawns trim, offering a friendly service, free quotations, good rates and flexibility to. Fit in with customers Dave takes a pride in his work “I love the outdoor life” says Dave “And I would be happy to talk to anyone who may need my services”. If you may need Dave, give him a call on 07769 681711.

Tewkesbury Northern Soul Club Watson Hall 7th June 2014 6.00 - 12.00 pm Playing the best of Northern Soul and rare Motown Entry is £5.00 on the door

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Tewkesbury Spiritualist Church Heaven on Severn 3rd Thursday each Month June 19th Guest Medium Geoff Morris The Library Sun St Tewkesbury GL20 5NX Reverend Sue 07970 747808 tewkesburyspiritualistchurch.com

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AUTOCOLOUR SERVICES RELOCATE TO NEWTOWN TRADING ESTATE, TEWKESBURY Vehicle Body Repair company ‘Autocolour Services’ have chosen Tewkesbury as the ideal location to expand their family run body repair business after many successful years trading from Innsworth. Autocolour Services serve both private trade and insurance customers in all aspects of vehicle body work, from a small scratch to large scale accident damage on cars and commercial vehicles. What makes the move to Tewkesbury even more exciting for the company is the extra

space which has enabled investment in the latest high top, low-bake spray booth. This allows the bodywork specialists to work on vehicles up to 14 metres long with environmentally friendly materials and water borne paints. Carrie Peirce of ‘Autocolour Services’ noted “The move to Tewkesbury and larger premises was vital for our continued expansion of the business, particularly allowing us to comfortably accommodate commercial vehicle repairs. Further more the move has created 4 new jobs.” Autocolour Services

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prides itself on quality service every time and offers free quotations to new and existing cus-

tomers. Customers to the new site can choose from all the services expected of an established body repair company along with some that they may not have thought of including: HGV commercial resprays, Horse Box Repairs and Re-sprays, Car restoration, Commercial Security

locks and Van/Transit Ply lining to name but a few. Kurt Wyman of Kurt Wyman Surveyors, who negotiated the letting commented “A deal was agreed within a very short time of the property coming to the market , highlighting the current shortage of Industrial properties locally. Over the last 6 months we have seen more occupier confidence coming back and more enquiries coming through.” For more information on Autocolour Services call 01684 291998 or email enquiries@autocolourservices.co.uk. For more information on Kurt Wyman Surveyors call 01452 700884 or email kurt@kurtwymansurveyors.co.uk.

UNUSUAL ITEM SURFACES AT POPULAR AUCTION ROOM A really unusual item has surfaced as a lot at a forthcoming collectables sale at Tewkesbury’s Church Street Auction Rooms. The item is an early 20th century museum display case containing a selection of small arrows and a buffalo hide carrying case made

by the Pygmies of the Belgian Congo. Displayed in a fitting diarama with a background and photo for the exhibits, this must rank as one of the most unusual items to have passed through this popular sale. The sale takes place on 26th June at 2.00pm.

Cotswolds & Gloucester Tourist Guide Association A series of evening walks around part of Tewkesbury will be taking place every Tuesday at 7.00pm from 17th June to 26th August Meet outside the Abbey Gates opposite the Bell Hotel in Church Street Cost is £4.00 per adult and £1.00 for school children Booking is not necessary – just turn up.

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Have you taken tea at The Abbey Tea Rooms yet? They are simply charming!

Enjoy a trip back in time to pounds shillings, pence and when etiquette was the order of the day! A warm welcome awaits at our beautiful Tea Rooms, circ 1470 once owned by Lucile Moore (wife of John Moore), see and read about him at the John Moore Museum. Enjoy from breakfast snacks to full English – Lite Bites to a full hearty home cooked lunch. From cakes to freshly baked scones (try our famous cream teas) and of course good old fashioned table service. Not forgetting a natter or just sit back and enjoy music from the 40’s and 50’s or even better go back in time with all the nostalgic delights in our home. We do a great Sunday lunch and good old fashioned puddings. Three times recipient of the ‘Tea Guild Award of Excellence’

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GREAT EVENINGS AHEAD By the time this magazine hits your doormats, Tewkesbury’s coolest new theme bar will have opened. Red Bar is the concept of local business woman Heather, who opened the Gallery at the Cross in 2013. Heather has now imprinted her love and knowledge of paintings on the Tudor interior of 12 High Street (next to HSBC), and come up with a unique themed bar which showcases original works of art. Red Bar occupies two upper floors and comprises a large bar area, 2 lounges and a further function room which can seat up to forty people. Heather has achieved what she set out to create: an original and stimulating venue where people can relax, meet and enjoy live music twice monthly, plus other entertainment. Every fourth Wednesday in the month there will be a comedy evening featuring Scallywags as the regular act: the first one will be on Wednesday 26th June. In due course food will be available too: in the meantime customers will be invited to chalk up the dishes they would

䡵 The Red Bar; Tewkesbury's newest place to meet

like to see on a blackboard within the bar. The most popular choices will be added to a comprehensive new menu. Red Bar will become a great addition to Tewkesbury’s growing list of atmospheric venues. It is open daily from 11am-3pm and from 5.30pm-11pm.

For more details visit www.redbartew.com or, better still, call in and see for yourself!

䡵 One of Red Bar’s relaxing lounges

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䡵 (Left) The new ‘Arrivall’ sculptures’ vanquished Lancastrian Horse 䡵 (Right) Actor Robert Hardy, CBE, who is Patron of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society, at the unveiling of the sculptures on Sunday 4th May 2014 (Photos: Jack Boskett)

VICTOR AND VANQUISHED: SCULPTURES ERECTED ‘The Arrivall’ sculptures, commissioned by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society, have now been erected at Stonehills, forming an impressive gateway to the town.

Life is what you make it Calling all aspiring artists: a Life Drawing Workshop is being held at the Paint Pot in Tewkesbury this month. It promises to be a great, relaxed class with plenty of instructions for beginners and advice for those who are more experienced. All the elements of life drawing will be covered - including, gesture, proportion, perspective and tone.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with different materials such as charcoal, pen, pastels and coloured paper. The day includes a series of ‘quick-fire’ sketches and warm up techniques, moving into longer more in-depth drawing. This five hour workshop will be held on Sunday 29th June 11am - 4pm, at the Paint Pot in Barton Street, Tewkesbury. The cost is £45, to include all tuition, materials and life model fees. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. Please bring your own lunch (which you are welcome to eat at the studio) or you can visit one of the nearby cafes. Call 01684 297747 email or pop in to The Paint Pot to book. Full payment is required to reserve a place on the workshop. For more information visit www.thepaintpottewkesbury.co.uk

Commemorating the Battle of Tewkesbury, the sculptures have been placed on and near the Stonehills roundabout, where the A38 Gloucester Road meets the Tewkesbury relief road on the southern edge of the town. It was from here the Yorkist forces would have had their first sight of their Lancastrian opponents on the morning of the Battle. Henry VI’s only son, Edward Prince of Wales, had returned to England with his mother Queen Margaret, and their objective was to raise an army in the south west and cross the Severn at Gloucester to muster forces in Wales. King Edward sent orders to Gloucester to close the city gates, forcing the Lancastrians to march north to try and cross the river at Tewkesbury. They were intercepted by the King’s forces and forced to stand and fight until they were defeated. The sculptures are named after ‘The Arrivall’ - the title of an abbreviated account of Edward IV’s recovery of the English throne from Henry VI in 1471. Opposing armies are each represented by a single monumentallyscaled oak sculpture. The Yorkists by a five metre high horse carrying a knight who holds an eight metre long stainless steel lance, topped with a pennant. This sculpture is on

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䡵 The Arrivall’s Yorkist VIctor (Picture: Jack Boskett)

the roundabout itself. The second piece, a riderless horse with a similar lance resting across its back, stands on the verge opposite the roundabout, facing the mounted knight. Its head is bowed and represents the defeated Lancastrian army. The sculptures were

designed and constructed by Philip Bews in the Forest of Dean, using selected boughs of green English oak, their natural bends and forks recreating the limbs and outline of the horses. These boughs also reflect the timbers seen in many of Tewkesbury’s historic buildings.

䡵 The Arrivall in miniature: the original models for the new sculptures are now on display at Tewkesbury Museum in Barton Street.


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POLICE NOTES with Sgt Henry Wright

ADVICE FOR SAFER SUMMER MOTORING I thought that this month I would start off with a few driving tips for the summer, writes Police Sergeant Henry Wright. While there are less hazards on the road summer breakdowns can cause misery and inconvenience, the roads are often very busy especially on holiday routes. High temperatures put extra demand on both the vehicle and the driver, ensuring that your car is prepared makes good sense. Before setting off check that all the lights are working and the coolant and washer bottle are topped up, ensure that you check your tyres for any wear and that they are inflated correctly. If you are going on holiday and carrying extra luggage it is worth consulting the handbook and adjusting the pressures as recommended. On long journeys always allow plenty of time and take regular breaks every two hours or so. If you are travelling with children they can easily get bored so ensure that you take a toy or game to keep them occupied. It is also good idea to take the spare set of keys a day trip to the beach will be ruined by lost or wet keys that will not open the central locking. Local police have been handing out marking kits for catalytic converters which are still a being stolen from certain types of vehicles especially vans and 4x4s with a high ground clearance. It can be difficult to protect your vehicle from this type of crime but

remember to park your vehicle in a well-lit area if possible, use a garage if you have one and if you are replacing the exhaust system consider fitting a security device. On a final note please be very wary of leaving

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WHICH ROB DO WE GIVE THE MONEY TO? There are signs of a takeover at Rob's Railway Shop at the GWR’s Toddington Station. Rob King has run his popular model shop there for a number of years without any problems. That is until recently, when another “Rob”turned up in what can only be described as a takeover bid. The other "Rob",a Mr Redbreast, fearlessly patrols the model displays welcoming the customers with a bit of twitter trying to charm customers to buy "his" models. Rob King,said “He is very tame and often goes into my van. I think he has a built himself a nest nearby but I bet it is in the wrong scale!”

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DRAPER 24L AIR COMPRESSOR Starters and alternators - over 3000 units in stock!!

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BLINDS & CURTAINS

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BUILDING CONTRACTORS SPECIALISTS IN DISABLED BATHROOMS & SHOWERS All types of domestic and commercial building including electrical and mechanical work

Tel 01684 295754 Fax 01684 274659 Unit G4 Northway Trading Estate, Tewkesbury

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Property Development Design and Build NEW BUILDS • EXTENSIONS ROOFING • RESTORATION KITCHEN FITTING • MAINTENANCE Mythe Construction Limited Mythe Crest, Mythe Road Tewkesbury GL20 6EB Tel/Fax: 01684 290707 Mobile: 07826 948909

IS YOUR CHIMNEY SAFE? DOES IT LEAK? DOES IT NEED RE-BUILDING, RE-POINTING, REDUCING, CAPPING, COWLINGS, BIRDGUARDS, FLASHING REPAIRED/RENEWED FIREPLACE RESTORATION, ROOF REPAIRS EXTERNAL DECORATION UNDERTAKEN

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General Building

Garages • Slate and Tile Roofing Restorations and Alterations Double Glazing and Installations Conservatories • Facia and Cladding

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HARTELL NB CONSTRUCTION Block Paving / Driveways / Patios / Fencing / Civil Engineering / Garden Maintenance / Groundworks MAPLEDENE, FIDDINGTON, TEWKESBURY, GLOS, GL20 7BJ TELEPHONE: 01684 292592 MOBILES: 07768 696639 / 07836 781922 Email: dawn.hartell@tiscali.co.uk


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GARDENING

DRAINAGE SPECIALISTS IN

TEWKESBURY

PLUMBING HEATING & DRAINAGE PLUMBING & HEATING:

DRAINAGE:

• General Plumbing • Kitchens/bathrooms • Heating • Oil installation, maintenance & servicing • Renewable energy • Wood burner installation • 24 hour emergency call out

• Domestic/commercial blockages • Waste pipe unblocking • CCTV inspection/surveys • Environmental surveys • Drain installation, maintenance and repair • Gutter/downpipe clearance

PAINTING & DECORATING

EXTERIOR PAINTING

All other types of paint work carried out including: Sash windows • Doors Masonry • Interior

Please call: 07706 096 070 Email:andrewgoscomb@btinternet.com Towbury Farm • Ripple • GL20 6HB

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SOLAR PV INSTALLERS Profit from generating solar electricity at home. We can also upgrade, service and offer EL maintenance or repairs for any solar pv system

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Call 07521 221713

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL Rewires, extra sockets, lighting, consumer units All areas of electrical and mechanical work

Excellent and reliable service Fully insured, references available

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GARDENING & LANDSCAPING SERVICES

Over 12 years experience in the trade including working as a Service Engineer for TOP boiler manufacturing company Worcester Bosch

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Heating & Plumbing Heating Systems. Boiler Replacements. LPG. Oil. Breakdowns. Servicing. Unvented. General Plumbing. Bathrooms. Tiling. Under Floor Heating. Power Flushing.

Up to 7 Years Manufacturer’s Warranty on selected boilers. Full Public Liability Insurance. Gas Safe and Oftec Registered.

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• Part P Domestic Electricians • From small repairs/minor works to re-wiring your entire home • Comprehensive service at competitive rates • Based in Tewkesbury and Evesham

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ROOFING

TEWKESBURY FLAT & PITCHED ROOFING Flat Roofing • Tiling & Slating Chimneys & Leadwork • Single Ply Fascia & Guttering Fully insured

Call 01684 300666 Mobile 07706 096070 SATELLITE & AERIAL INSTALLATIONS

POSITIVE THINKING with David Slater

Raising the level of your self-confidence Need to boost self confidence? asks David Slater, local hypnotherapist and counsellor. Here are some pointers to raise the level of self-confidence 1. Use positive imagery and self-talk The way to self-confidence is primarily a mental exercise. Visualizing yourself as a

confident person is one way to create a confident mentality and personality. Positive affirmations are another way of building confidence. Tell

TREE SURGERY

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SECURITY SYSTEMS

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SEWING, TAILORING & REPAIRS

JO FIGGETT SEWING & DRY CLEANING at Monarch Drycleaners 8 Mitton Way, Tewkesbury GL20 8AN SEWING ALTERATIONS • REPAIRS • CURTAIN/BLIND MAKING • BRIDAL ALTERATIONS • HABERDASHERY

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yourself that you are a confident person and don't give negative thoughts room to grow. Think negative and you behave negatively. Think positive and see your world begin to change ! 2. Set goals This is the same with anything you want to achieve, building confidence is made easier if you set clear goals for yourself. 3. Take small, manageable steps If you're not feeling confident, you will be much more likely to achieve your desired level of confidence by taking small steps. These will be steps which stretch you just a little BUT are within your reach. 4. Practice a confident attitude You may have heard this sentiment expressed as, "fake it 'til you make it." You can gain confidence by acting like a confident person. Nobody needs to know that you're cringing underneath your confident façade. The day will most certainly arrive when you'll no longer need to pretend. The success you experience from acting confidently and the confident habits you've developed will lead to true confidence which will life long ! 5. Work on your conversational skills Improving your conversational skills can help you feel more com-

fortable and confident in any social situation which will lead to increased confidence overall. I suggest that you practice maintaining eye contact and being a good listener. 6. Get involved When you become involved in an organization, project or committee, the new experiences, improved skills and chances for leadership and personal development can help improve confidence. Think about joining a professional organization, signing up for a committee at work or volunteering your time at a worthwhile organization. 7. Seek professional help Motivational speakers make their living from helping people make the most of their lives, which often involves helping their listeners build confidence. If there are more deep-seated issues getting in the way of feeling confident, you may wish to look into counselling or perhaps clinical hypnotherapy as a source of help. 8. Be happy with yourself Having an essentially positive attitude toward yourself is key to gaining confidence. You must be happy with the person you are, from your personality to your appearance, before you can truly be confident. Start today and KNOW that you CAN and WILL do it.

QUICK CROSSWORD Answers

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IS YOUR CHIMNEY SAFE? DOES IT LEAK? DOES IT NEED RE-BUILDING, RE-POINTING, REDUCING, CAPPING, COWLINGS, BIRDGUARDS, FLASHING REPAIRED/RENEWED FIREPLACE RESTORATION, ROOF REPAIRS EXTERNAL DECORATION UNDERTAKEN

• Glass cut to size in our workshop • UPVC windows, doors and conservatories supplied and fitted • Greenhouse repairs • Same day replacement of broken glass • Shop fronts - same day replacement • Mirrors and shelves supplied and fitted • Replacement double glazed units • Secondary glazing • Police and insurance company approved FENSA approved

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Ring THE CHIMNEY MAN now

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Your local pet and livestock food and accessory supplier Unit B, The Northway Centre Northway Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 8TW Tel: 01684 273050

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CATS, DOGS AND WILDLIFE - AN UNFORTUNATE MIX At Vale Wildlife Hospital we are very used to a large number of casualties coming in due to cat predation, especially at this time of year, writes Caroline Gould of the Beckford-based animal rescue centre. Spend a day in our reception where casualties are admitted and you will see patient after patient arriving, often 15-20 per day, with the finders all giving the same story, ‘it’s been caught by the cat’. Fledglings that have just left the nest are very vulnerable as are nests with eggs and newlyhatched chicks in. Adult birds too are caught more often during breeding season as they are so busy collecting nesting material or food for babies that they are less vigilant around this time. It’s very sad to see so much damage done by a domesticated animal. Because of the way that cats are kept, often free to come and go as they please, it is very difficult to stop this pre-

48 packs for the price of 36 ONLY £10.25 Cheaper than many supermarkets

EQUESTRIAN WHAT’S ON 䡵 SUN 1st JUNE: Unaffiliated Dressage, Abbey Dressage, Fiddington GL20 7BJ Tel: (01684) 293206.

䡵 TUES 10th, 17th & 24th JUNE: Senior British Showjumping, Summerhouse Equitation Centre, Hardwicke, GL2 2RG. Tel: (01452) 726633

䡵 TUES 3rd JUNE: Senior British Showjumping, Summerhouse Equitation Centre, Hardwicke, GL2 2RG. Tel: (01452) 726633

䡵 SUN 29th JUNE: Malvern Pony Club One Day Event, Hilltop Cross Country, Ledbury HR8 1LN Tel: (01531) 632630.

䡵 SUN 8th, SAT 28th & SUN 29th JUNE: Affiliated Dressage, Abbey Dressage, Fiddington GL20 7BJ Tel: (01684) 293206.

䡵 RIDING SCHOOLS: Tewkesbury Riding School, Twyning. Off A438, opposite Puckrup Hall. 07879 027790

Vale Wildlife’s thirtieth anniversary open day dation of our wildlife (although we would always advise putting a collar and bell on them and keep them in as much as possible at this time of year). You would think that dogs were a different matter as they should be kept under control and ought to be kept on leads when being walked in a public place. So far this year we have treated a number of animals that have been caught by dogs These include several hedgehogs, (luckily largely unharmed and the dogs usually come

off worse); several nests of baby rabbits; a leveret, again caught by an off-lead dog as was a stoat that died shortly after being admitted to Vale. There was also a deer that was attacked by a dog that was off the lead and sustained such serious injuries that we had to put it to sleep.

Remember to come along to our 30th Anniversary Open Day on Sunday 8th June, 10am-4pm. It promises to be a fantastic day with things for the whole family and will be opened by Countryfile’s Ellie Harrison: crafts, wildlife charities, kids games, talks by various experts, Ask the Vet, Paws for Thought dog agility team, tombolas, raffles, licensed bar, loads of food including vegan and vegetarian, Abbot’s Flyball Team and lots of information about the work we do at Vale. Please come and support us and help us to continue our work for another 30 years. Caroline Gould

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Cascades introduce NEW national learn to swim school Cascades Leisure Centre Spring Gardens Oldbury Road Tewkesbury GL20 5LR

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£20.63

䡵 Tewkesbury Town Colts Under 10 squad pictured at the end of the football season. For more details please see page 27. (Photography by Jack Boskett).

PREMIER LEAGUE CRICKET IN TEWKESBURY Tewkesbury Cricket Club’s First XI have two West of England Premier League home games at their Gander Lane ground this month. On Sunday 8th June they entertain Old Bristollians and on Saturday 17th June the visitors are Wiltshire side Warminster. Tewkesbury is a family orientated club which caters for players of all ages. For fixtures and information about the club, check out the website.

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