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FESTIVE FUN IN TEWKESBURY TOWN It’s official: Christmas starts right here in Tewkesbury! With so much to see and do in the town this festive season - and a host of independent traders providing everything you need - why go anywhere else? To help Christmas shoppers, there will be free parking in Tewkesbury’s council owned town centre car parks on Saturday 3rd December, which is also ‘small business day’ - an incentive to encourage people to shop locally. In the afternoon, why not pop over to the John Moore Primary School at Walton Cardiff, where their Christmas Fair will be in full swing from 2pm-5pm. On the evening of Sat 3rd, Tewkesbury Choral Society will be at the abbey from 7.30pm, performing Rossinis’ Petite Messe Solenelle. Other Christmas Music events in the abbey include Carols for Carers (Saturday 10th), The Schola Cantorum Carol Service (Tuesday 13th) and a special service of nine lessons and carols on Sunday 18th.

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Handel’s Messiah will be sung in the abbey on Saturday 17th December at 7pm. Tewkesbury Art Society are holding a winter exhibition at the town hall (7th-8th)- a must for all art fans. But if the play is more your thing, catch Tewkesbury Methodist Players lighthearted ‘mistletoe and holly’ presentation on Sat 3rd, or check out Twyning Players ‘King Arthur’ on Friday 9th and 10th December.

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ISLA’S DREAM RAFFLE All money raised from a charity raffle being held this Christmas will go towards Isla’s Walking Dream - a fund to help a little local girl to receive live changing surgery. The prize is £500 cash, and tickets are on sale until 21st December from Ell Hair in Barton Street, Crystal Rivers and Northway Co-op. The draw will be made at Crystal Rivers on Wed 23rd Dec at 7pm.

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This year’s panto at the Roses Theatre will be a glittering production of Ronin Hood and The Babes in The Wood, which runs from Saturday 3rd December until 7th January. There is also plenty of musical entertainment at the theatre, including Maddy Prior on Tuesday 13th and the Town Band Concerts on 17th& 18th. Details of all festive events and much more are inside this issue of Tewkesbury Direct.

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TEWKESBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S NEW BOOK IS LAUNCHED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Tewkesbury Historical Society has published the fourth volume in its ‘Then and Now’ series. Based on articles published in Tewkesbury Direct, with additions, it makes an ideal Christmas present. It is available from Alison’s Bookshop or www.ths.freeuk.com. Proceeds from the sale go Tewkesbury Hospital League of Friends.

www.tewkesburydirect.co.uk Where my Heart used to beat by Sebastian Faulks PB £8.99

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I did not feature this book when it first came into paperback as, to me, it is a great book to read now the clocks have gone back, the evenings are darker and we can nestle down in front of the fire and relax with a really good novel. Sebastian Faulks, author of "Birdsong" and many other good reads offers an interesting tale mostly centred on an island off the south French coast where the chief protagonist Robert Hendricks, a British Psychiatrist is invited to meet a fellow Doctor, Alexander Pereira, to become his Literary Executor, even though they had not previously met. The reason for this invitation is explained by Pereira having read an academic book by Hendricks, finding a professional connection and the belief that he had served with Robert's father in W.W.1. Hendricks is depressed with his present life style so decides to travel to meet and stay with this stranger. War time memories feature in this story and the fact the Frenchman had served in the British Army, enables Robert to learn more about his own father. Their initial discussions prompt Robert to release his own hidden war time experiences. So we learn about Hendricks own service in the W.W.2.,

especially at Anzio. After this first visit Hendrick's reestablishes contact with ex-colleagues he had distanced himself from for over twenty years. The people he meets on the island are varied, and his return trip concludes in uncovering Pereira's past, but also the lives of the strange disgruntled housekeeper, and other local characters. Faulks once again uses his fascination in war to tell a good tale, graphically recounted, some of which reflects the author's father's involvement in the same campaign. Also his past research into psychology is well used, but in a readable accessible format. Light the fire, slippers on, enjoy! Oh, and in case you enjoy Sebastian's Pistaches on BBC Radio 4 for "The Write Stuff", there is a new volume "Pistache Returns" out now. At £10.99, it maybe an ideal Christmas gift.

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Make your own wreath for Christmas Tewkesbury’s newest flower shop, Bluebell Wood Florist, are taking bookings for their Christmas Wreath Making Workshops. Proprietor Jackie Dean is organising an extra evening event at her Barton Street shop, on Thursday 8th December (7-9.30pm). Other dates advertised have already sold out, so places are expected to go fast. Participants can have fun making their own gorgeous blue spruce door wreaths under expert instruction. The price is £25, including all materials - plus a glass of Prosecco and a mince pie. Jackie is also organising evening workshops in customers’ own

 Work in progress homes. So if you fancy getting together with friends and making your own beautiful Christmas wreaths, get in touch with Jackie. A minimum

number of six is required. For all enquiries, please call in to Bluebell Wood Florist at 67a Barton Street, Tewkesbury, or call Jackie Dean on 07769 344080.

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December Special Offers with Keri or Hayley  Heide and some of her friends rest after taking a walk around Tewkesbury Ham

DELIVERING THE BEST CANINE CARE A new dog-walking and pet care service for Tewkesbury and the surrounding area has been founded by local resident Heide. Already the business is winning her many new four legged friends - as well as their owners! “I believe that all pets (and their owners) deserve the best possible care. I will love and take care of everybody’s pets like they are my own,” said Heide. Heide’s Hounds and Hairys is her bespoke dog walking and pet care business. She is focussed on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction in a professional and caring way,

covering Tewkesbury and surrounding areas. Heide offers a variety of services including solo or group dog walking from 30 minutes to one hour, or more if needed. She also undertakes puppy and small animal visits, including feeding, cleaning up any mess, giving simple medication - or just simple companionship visits. “I am a lifelong animal lover and owner. I have had many pets, including dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits,

guinea pigs and rats. I have experience in looking after a wide variety of pedigree dogs, mixed breed and rescue dogs,” Heide added. Heide is Canine First Aid trained, fully insured and DBS checked. She is actively involved in animal rescue and carries an ID chip scanner with her at all times. For more information call Heide on 01684 850415 or 07715 689890 - or check out her website www.heideshounds.co.uk

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Bring your home and garden together in 2017 Extend your living space with an aluminium sliding folding door Crown sliding folding doors from Clearway open up wonderful new possibilities to make the most of your home. • High levels of strength, security and insulation • Tailor-made to meet any size, shape or arrangement • Versatile mix of hinged and folding leaves to give you perfect control over the way you open up your home • Up to three metres high • Seamless, continuous hinges • Over 300 colours and finishes • Low threshold options Step into Clearway Doors & Windows Cheltenham showroom or visit our website for a closer look. Find us at 3 Manor Park Business Centre MacKenzie Way, Cheltenham GL51 9TX

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECT WORDSEARCH by Lenny Lexicon

STATE REGISTERED CHIROPODY AND PODIATRY Lorraine Monck M.Ch.S Emma Godson M.Ch.S Warm Wax Therapy Treatment Paraffin wax heat therapy increases blood flow, tolerance for pain, relaxes muscles and increases hydration in the skin. Intended to moisturise and soften the skin while providing a therapeutic and healing effect to sore and aching joints, it is particularly beneficial to those suffering from arthritis and rheumatic pain. We also offer the following treatments:  Routine Chiropody treatment i.e. Reduction of callous treatment of corns etc.  Treatment of Ingrowing toe nails  Use of local anaesthetics  Foot assessments -prescription of orthotics such as off the shelf arch supports  Tailor-made mouldable insoles  Advice on fungal infection etc.  Cryotherapy verruca treatment  Simply Nails: after an initial foot health assessment we can offer a shorter appointment at a reduced cost  Use of local anaesthetics

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Test your brain power with the Tewkesbury Direct Word Search. This month the puzzle conceals the surnames of twelve things associated with Christmas: ANGELS BAUBLES CAROLS GOLD HOLLY IVY MANGER MINCE PIES MYRRH STABLE STAR TURKEY Word Search Rules: The names in the word search grid may read vertically, horizontally and diagonally from left to right, right to left, bottom to top or top to bottom.

GHOST WALK RAISES £270 The organisers of Tewkesbury Medieval Festival recently held a Ghost Walk, raising £270 for the Town Mayor's charity fund. Forty brave souls were guided through the town's network of alleyways on the hunt for apparitions, and even managed to survive a tour of the Old Baptist Chapel's grave yard without any mishaps. Lurking in the shadows are (pictured right) three cloaked ladies Amanda Thomas, Pauline Woodend and Peggy Clatworthy with Karen Brennan, the Tewkesbury Town Mayor.


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ENTER THE NEW YEAR LOOKING AND FEELING FABULOUS Fake Bake Spray Tan and Party Lashes for only £22 with Sophie and Sarah

Body2Soul is open four late nights: Tuesdays - Fridays Body2Soul at Perform Fitness 13 Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury GL20 8DP

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EL ORIGINAL BREW RELEASED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Bill Hunt, of Wizzard/ELO fame, has just written a brand-new composition ‘El Original Brew’, a song intended as a companion piece and follow-up to the classic Wizzard track from 1972 'The Carlsberg Special'. The Tewkesbury-based musician has formed a new supergroup to perform and record it called ‘The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers,’ and they’re releasing the single just in time for Christmas on special 'Beer coloured' vinyl. Bill Hunt is a walking piece of pop memorabilia; a collector’s item. The only musician, along with the superlative Roy Wood, to have been in the original line up of both the world renowned ELO and 70’s glam rock chart toppers Wizzard, who used to wish it could be Christmas every day. In 1972 Bill wrote the ‘B side’ of the first Wizzard single, Ball Park Incident, which sold over 250,000 copies. The original title was to be ‘The Light Fantastic’, but Roy wasn’t so keen, as there was a local Birmingham band of the same name. So, unknown to Bill, the band re-named the

 Bill Hunt (Pic: Darren Sawyer) track, ‘The Carlsberg Special’ (Pianos Demolished Phone 021 373 4472). The inclusion of Bill’s home number in the title led to his phone ringing non-stop and double non-stop at the weekends! Forty three years later, Bill has written the follow up – ‘El Original Brew,’ which will be released on Friday 15th December. On “Side 2” will be a Sundae Club-ed version of singer-songwriter Will Hunt’s (Bill’s son) homage to Kentish Town, called Drums N Bass.

Will led the Columbiasigned band Dansette Junior, whose single Paranoid has over 1,500,000 hits on YouTube. Bill’s all-star band on the single features Miles Hunt (The Wonderstuff), Nick Pentelow and Hugh McDowell (Wizzard/ELO) and The Sundae Club. For more information visit the website frothblower.wixsite.com/web site or check out facebook.com/frothblowers. The single will be available from frothblowerband.bandcamp.c om/

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As one of Gloucestershire’s leading pubs, our commitment is to using the finest local produce to create mouth-watering dishes, marrying it with an informal, relaxed service whilst still delivering excellent value for money. Join us soon!

Gupshill New Year Eve experience including a sumptuous four course dinner, a fantastic party and DJ/disco, See in the New Year in style at one of Gloucestershire’s finest pubs. g: gluten free v: vegetarian

to start mussels grilled green lip mussels – garlic butter – herb crust camembert – v warm breaded camembert – chive butter sauce soup – g chicken chowder soup – sweetcorn fritters king prawns – g king prawn cocktail – tequila marie-rose – iceberg lettuce in a crispy pancake beef carpaccio – g beef carpaccio – apple, walnut & horseradish dressing all served with speciality bread

to follow fillet steak char grilled 6oz fillet steak – haggis – rosti potato clap shot - drambuie jus please state cooking option

pork pan fried pork medallions – apple mash – broccoli deep fried black pudding – cider cream

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salmon – g baked salmon wrapped in smoked salmon – lyonnaise potatoes - horseradish cream – broccoli chicken – g chicken breast stuffed with a sun dried tomato mousse roasted new potatoes - ratatouille - pesto cream wellington – v mushroom, spinach & pine nut wellington – broccoli parmesan chive cream

to finish taster trio of desserts chocolate cointreau delice cherry & kirsch tart vanilla panacotta

and then coffee or tea with petit four chocolates

the party party – disco and dj to follow the dining, with a free midnight buffet and glass of bubbly £44.95 per person Tables in the party room must be pre-booked at £10.00 per table to guarantee seating for you and your guests. Any un-booked function room tables will be on a first come first served basis on the night, if available. All dishes, prices and events could be subject to market or seasonal fluctuations beyond our control. No under 18’s

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Engall Castle December Advert 24/11/2016 10:34 Page 1

155 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JP

01684 293 246

sales@engallcastle.com www.engallcastle.com

Kemerton

£695,000

Westmancote

£675,000

Bredon

£670,000

Set back from the road within the centre of this village designated of “Outstanding Natural Beauty”, this substantial property is approached via impressive gates and a long gravel. 4 double bedrooms; 3 reception rooms; kitchen; utility; 3 shower/bathrooms; double garage; large gardens; Gas CH. EPC D.

Beautifully presented inside and out, an attractive Cotswold stone cottage. 4 Bedrooms; Master with ensuite; Modern Kitchen/ Dining Room; 2 Receptions Rooms; Conservatory; Downstairs wc; Family Bathroom; Garden Backing onto open fields; Oversized Garage; Parking. EPC D.

This is a truly special home, exuding quality at every turn. The views on three sides are unsurpassed and with beautiful gardens. 4 bedrooms; 2 ensuites; 3 receptions rooms; kitchen/ breakfast room; utility room; ample parking; double garage; paddock. EPC D.

Twyning

Twyning

Bredon

£455,000

£450,000

£430,000

This is a lovely large detached bungalow within private gardens. 3/4 bedrooms; modern kitchen/ dining room; lounge; conservatory; study; bathroom; wet room; single garage; ample driveway parking. EPC E.

Detached individual 1930s extended home in a private lane location. 4 Bedrooms; 3 Reception Rooms; Kitchen; Utility Room; Downstairs wc; Family Bathroom; Ample driveway parking; Garden. No Chain. EPC E.

A large detached bungalow situated in the sought after village of Bredon. 2 double bedrooms; dual aspect lounge; kitchen/ breakfast room; dining room; conservatory; shower room; single garage; ample driveway parking; garden. No Chain. EPC D

Town Centre

Puckrup,Twyning

Twyning

£425,000

A rare find in Tewkesbury, a substantial Edwardian “grown up house” offering a home of beautiful proportions, character and style. 4 double bedrooms; 3 bathroom/shower rooms; downstairs wc; 4 reception rooms; kitchen/breakfast/family room; garage; ample driveway parking; large garden - an oasis of calm and peace within the town centre. EPC E.

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£425,000

This beautifully presented barn conversion cleverly combines character with modern day living, offering spacious, light and flexible accommodation. 2/3 Double Bedrooms; Downstairs Bedroom/ Reception Room with Ensuite; Modern Kitchen/ Family Room; Large Bathroom; Driveway Parking; Garden; Separate Large Store Room. Grade II Listed.

£350,000

A stunning extended family home in this sought after village. 3 bedrooms; Open Plan kitchen/breakfast/family area; Separate dining area; Lounge; Modern Family bathroom with separate shower; Sunny aspect private rear garden; Ample parking. EPC D.


Engall Castle December Advert 24/11/2016 10:34 Page 2

155 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JP

01684 293 246

sales@engallcastle.com www.engallcastle.com

Bredon

£340,000

Earls Croome

£325,000

Extended home on corner plot with private garden - located within this sought after village. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; lounge; kitchen/ dining room; garden room; downstairs wc; upstairs family bathroom; private rear garden; ample driveway parking; garage. No Chain. EPC D.

Delightful views over fields to the rear and over Croome Estate to the front – a beautifully light link detached home. Large Lounge ; modern kitchen/dining room ; log burner between lounge and dining room; 3 bedrooms ; upstairs bathroom ; utility; downstairs wc; good sized gardens front and rear; Planning Permission to further extend if required ; off road parking. No Chain. EPC E.

Walton Cardiff

Newtown

£295,000

£275,000

Tirley

£315,000

A spacious detached bungalow in an elevated position. 3 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; dual aspect lounge; second reception room; large kitchen/ dining room; conservatory; cloakroom; guest wc; bathroom; double garage; petty gardens; driveway parking. EPC F.

Tewkesbury

£245,000

Attractive double fronted detached home in this popular location. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; kitchen/ breakfast room; study; utility room; lounge; dining room; downstairs wc; upstairs family bathroom; single garage; driveway parking; garden. No Chain. EPC tba.

Carefully maintained and loved, a detached bungalow with delightful private garden. 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; kitchen; lounge; shower room; conservatory; single garage; driveway parking; garden. EPC D.

A surprisingly spacious and light semi detached home. 3 bedrooms; modern kitchen/ dining room; lounge; conservatory; downstairs shower room; utility room; upstairs family bathroom; driveway parking; garden. EPC C.

Northway

Town Centre

Town Centre

£240,000

Great opportunity to have a semi detached home with full planning permission for a detached 3 bed within the grounds of an existing 2 double bedroom semi detached. Both properties will have parking, gardens and rear access. Existing property EPC D.

£225,000

Full of character this is a stunning home in the centre of town with parking and views over The Ham. 2 double bedrooms; lounge; kitchen/dining room; downstairs wc; upstairs shower room; allocated driveway parking. EPC D.

£150,000

Wow! Beautifully high ceilings, stunning contemporary design. 2 double bedrooms; contemporary open plan living space; modern bathroom; walk in utility cupboard; balcony; grade II listed. (1 bedroom apartment also available).

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POSITIVE THINKING by David Slater

CHRISTMAS IS FOR LOVE

There is such a lot to do in school at Christmas, writes local therapist and counsellor David Slater. Carols to be sung. Plays to be acted. Parties to be played.I know! I was a primary teacher for over twenty years and remember these times well.

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I remember them with very mixed feelings. I remember at one school party a child threw her present back at Santa Claus in the broom cupboard under the stairs that was, for that moment, his Grotto." Don't want that rubbish," she said. " Got better at home". Children would say " I am having a computer for Christmas BUT that's not my BIG present"! I hardly dared try to imagine what that was to be In another school I remember walking to my car after the school party and seeing along the street, in roadside bins, on pavements, discarded gifts that children had just cast aside. The PTA had worked hard to raise money for those. As Head, the next year, I eventually persuaded them not to buy gifts. It was a fight but I did win. Somewhere along the line I felt the true meaning of Christmas had been lost. There was a little lad aged 11 whose mum had died years ago. This year his dad had gone off with another woman and he found himself living with his aunty, his mum's sister. Nice, you might think BUT that was far from the truth. Paul was a sweet and gentle boy. Lovely manners and very helpful and caring but his aunt refused to see any of these good points and his life was far from happy. He knew he was not wanted there but he still kept on being his nice self. Paul often stayed for a while after school had finished. He would help clear the classroom. He would help get things ready for the next day. And he would talk. How he would talk! A lot of his chattering was about his mum and dad. He obviously missed them a great deal.

He had so many things and feelings that he wished to share and I was honoured that with me he could feel able to share them. As we got nearer to Christmas I noticed that he seemed to not stay so often after school. Indeed he would scamper out of the classroom as soon as we had said our "Good afternoon(s)". I pretended not to notice for a while but I have to admit it was starting to worry me. One day I stopped him before he could get out through the door. I asked him why he was in such a dash to get home these days. "You were a real help to me. I missed you !" He looked up at me and looked me right in the eyes. " Did you really miss me ? he asked. "Of course I did." I replied. I told him how much I valued his help and how I had enjoyed our chats." I just hope that there is nothing worrying you or that you have not got into trouble at home for being late." Paul smiled, and a smile from Paul was like the sun shining after heavy rain. " I have been making you something," he said. "It's for Christmas." He didn't stay after school any more but he seemed happy enough so I tried not to worry. On the last day of term when we were breaking up for Christmas Paul came up to me. He had his hands behind his back. " I want to give you your present," he said. "I hope that you like it!" As he held out his hands towards me lying in the palms was a tiny wooden box. It was made of scraps of wood but it was made with such care. It was beautiful. "Oh, Paul, this is lovely, " I said. " I wonder what is inside it ?"

I opened the top to see what was inside. "Oh, you can't see what's inside," said Paul." You can't eat it. You can't drink it. You can't touch it. You can't taste it. My mum said that it is something very special because it can make you feel good all the time. It makes you feel warm on cold nights. It makes you feel safe when you are on your own." I gazed into the empty box. "What is it, Paul ? " I asked quietly. " What is

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going to make me feel so good?" Paul looked at me and said " It's Love. My mum always said it's best when you give it away!" Before I could say anything Paul had turned and quietly left the room. That box was special. That box IS special. Why? Because there is LOVE in it. Yes, Christmas is for parties and fun and singing and gifts but mostly, Christmas is for love. Happy Christmas.


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Today we care for over 4,000 casualties every year. Over the years we have seen the pattern of the seasons change with regard to the numbers of animals admitted to Vale in each season. The spring and summer months have always been absolutely manic with up to fifty casualties coming in daily and our staff are on the go from first light until late at night or even through the night caring for hundreds of baby birds and mammals. Until a few years ago we used to look forward to ‘catching our breath’ during the quiet winter months with few casual-

looking after a few more unusual (for this time of year) animals. Eight day-old mallard ducklings were rescued recently which certainly wouldn’t have survived if they hadn’t come in to us. Ducklings are normally hatched in the spring and summer although we did once have a brood brought in on Christmas day a few years ago. We also have a leveret with us at the moment, the second one we have reared outside of the normal hare breeding season this year. He/she is doing well and is now in an outside enclosure until he is big enough to be released.

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The latest youngster to be admitted was an otter cub, only four to five weeks old, found in a garden, freezing cold and massively dehydrated. As there was a river nearby and there had been heavy rain in the preceding twenty four hours, we assume that he had been washed out of the holt and had somehow managed to get out of the water into the garden. Several hours were spent searching for any siblings there may have been, but none were found. The cub is doing well, although he is being treated for a chest infection, he should make a full recovery and we need to start searching the UK for another centre that has otter cubs of a similar age so that he can have company of his own kind to prevent him becoming imprinted on humans which would mean he could never be released. If you would like to donate towards the care of all these casualties, please visit our website www.valewildlife.org.uk

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 A lovely portrait of Nellie Jones (right) The curly haired girl on a knee is her niece, Jean McNiven.

with John Dixon, Tewkesbury Historical Society

 For more information see J Dixon & T Clempson “ D o d d o Defiled” and John Rogers “Short History of the Alleys” (1905)

LANDLORDS  89 High Street in 1958 with demolition imminent What is now half of Lloyd’s pharmacy and part of Bishops Walk was the famous Nellie Jones’ shop, writes John Dixon. She was celebrated for making her own ice-cream; her niece says she has never tasted any so good since. Brian Linnell, however, claimed that it was “tasteless and full of ice crystals!” Nellie was also a very “feisty” lady who, legend alleges, ran Oswald Moseley’s Fascist Blackshirts out of town (though her role has yet to be proved!). Note the Midland Red information board – legend also has it that fisherman sent elvers by bus to their relations in Birmingham! The alley to the left was formerly Townsends but was then Glovers Alley. In 1851 Glover was, according to John Rogers, a "very respectable” carpenter” but his alley was narrow, only four feet at widest, The twelve houses were very small, dirty, dark "something like holes in the wall, filled with stocking frames.” All was swept away in 1966.

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TRAFALGAR NIGHT CELEBRATIONS FOR SEVERN UNIT MVS Tewkesbury based Severn Unit Maritime Volunteer Service celebrated their 16th Trafalgar Night in style with unit members and their guests enjoying an excellent meal at Brown’s Restaurant Tewkesbury. Head of Unit Nic Price said “It was a most successful and enjoyable evening and we were pleased to have had our largest attendance for this function. We were delighted that Tewkesbury Town Mayor Karen Brennan was able to join us as one of our principal guests along with Paul Cronin from Avon Navigation Trust and MVS National Chairman Captain Tony Minns who kindly proposed the toast to the Immortal Memory. The whole evening was rounded off with entertainment by

the Swinging Boathooks who performed a sea

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Tewkesbury Boys Brigade marks sixtieth anniversary It is now sixty years since Captain C. Durrant formed the First Tewkesbury Boys Brigade Company at Holy Trinity Church, writes former bandmaster John A. Lampitt. Over the years the company has become well known locally for its religious, sporting and musical efforts. Its band has played at numerous events, including at the old Cascades Leisure Centre, in the presence of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Her Majesty’s jubilee year. To mark their sixtieth

anniversary, Tewkesbury Boys Brigade is

holding a commemorative service at Holy Trinity Church in Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury, on Sunday 4th December. An invite goes out to all former captains, officers and, especially, old boys, to come along and form up outside the church at 2.30pm, before attending the service.

“IT’S ASTOUNDING” Those are the words used by Sarah Hutchings,to sum up the result of her Christmas Charity Raffle, held at her Northway Auction Rooms last month. Sarah had been asking local businesses and her customers to donate items or services to raffle off in aid of Children in Hospital at Christmas. A staggering £1,020 was raised and Sarah was delighted,and she wishes to thank all those who made donations and to those who bought tickets. Hopefully Christmas will be a little brighter for children in Hospital this year.

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Reflected pyrotechnics, Saturday November 5th 2016, by Jack Boskett.

FIRST TRAINING SUCCESS FOR PRIORS PARK RANGERS On 24th October 2016, Heart of Priors Park held there first football session. The first hour was for 412year olds, which was a great success with 19 young players coming along. they had 45 minutes of training and 15 minutes of a mini match. The coaches Chris Davis and Rhys Taylor were brilliant and worked hard to keep the young ones interested. A lot of parents also stayed to support the event and was with what they saw and that their children enjoyed themselves. The second half was for 13-16years which was quiet. This half will be promoted through the locals schools and also the youth centres of Tewkesbury. Priors Park Rangers will be training every Thursday starting on 3rd November at Queen Margaret School Playing Field in York Road, Priors Park. The time of the sessions will be 1600hrs - 1700hrs. There will be subs of £2.00 per week for each child, which will go towards, the football kit, insurance and equipment. Anyone interested in coming along are to be aged 4-16yrs and please turn up on the training days. For more informa-

tion please email: chairman@heartofpriorspark.co.uk, call: 07757427590 or visit our website: www.heartofpriorspark.c o.uk. Gav Preedy, Chairman of HOPP said 'I am very pleased with the turn out and for the support of local parents. The football training isn't only for Priors Park residents but open to the local areas. I would also like to thank QM School for allowing us to use there field and advertising the event in there school news letter, Chris and Rhys for all there support for allowing Priors Park to have there own football team. I would also like to thank Tewkesbury Direct for

advertising our event and also for allowing us to put in a story regarding this and finally to Barnwood Trust for

allowing us to apply for a Sparks Grant to get all the kit we needed to make it a success'.

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•Hills Cars – 01684 592929 •The Village Inn Twyning – 01684 293500 •Tilly’s Of Tewkesbury – 01684 275068 •Rajbari Bangladeshi Restaurant – 01684 298962 •AJ Cromwell Aerial & Satellite Installations – 01684 293480 •GK Engineering – 07815718255 •The Barber Van – 07725 240024 •King Kitchens – 01684 439243 •The Carousel Classic Confectionary – 01684 292922 •B Sweet & Sons - 01684 293180 •Andy Coleman Plumbing and Heating – 07970 843372 •The Paint Pot Gloucester – 01452 536379 •Crystal Tattoo Studio – 07530 043353 •Auto Spares – 01684 292679 •No. 10 Hair Salon – 01684 294389 •JJS Construction Ltd – 01242 221659 •GSPR Roofing Ltd – 07793 071015 •Glenearn Plant Hire & Groundworks– 01684 276095 •Drinkwater Construction LLP – 07885 218277 •Cotswold Chauffeur Services – 07980 857833 •Barton Street News - 01684 292946 •Drapers Bakery - 01684 295030 •M G Executive Travel – 01684 770448 •GAB Services – 07810 122855 • APH Builders and Busy Bee Builders - 07788 507749 •Cotswold Printers – 01684 276178 •Scame Uk Ltd – 01684 299600 •The Barber Shop – 01684 438611 •Cliff Mini Bus Hire – 07790 042654 •The Evesham Greengrocer – 07786 362008 •Dave Heeks Painting and Decorating – 01684 293566

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TEWKESBURY ABBEY ALDWYN VOICES NOEL 2016 A sequence of music and literature for Advent and Christmas. Saturday 4th December at 3pm. Admission by programme at the door £8. Under 15s free.

A DECEMBER MAKEOVER with Emma Hasa of Ell Hair Salon This month Zoe Earnshaw, a regular reader of Tewkesbury Direct, took up Emma’s offer for readers to get in touch for a makeover. Firstly Emma used i-prime to even out Zoe’s skin, then applied i-tint medium moisturiser mixed with i-foundation cinnamon. Emma then applied i-glow sirocco to Zoe’s eyelids and cheeks, i-flick kohl liner on top eyelid, and three layers of i-flutter black mascara. For Zoe’s lips, Emma used i-slick opulence and then applied i-finish light to seal the makeup. To complete her new look Zoe’s hair was styled using Eufora products including Volume powder and fusion, and was curled with neuro straight irons. Now Zoe believes that no editing or playing around with the photo takes place, and she added “The whole experience was brilliant and can’t believe how different I looked and felt from a few decent products, I now feel like a glamour mum not a frumpy mum.”

Suppliers of the finest British meats to the retail and catering trade.

Orders now being taken for Christmas • Local Turkeys • Cockerels • Geese • Gammon Joints • Beef • Lamb • Pork • Sausage Meat …and don't forget your 'Pigs in Blankets'

CHRISTMAS FAIR At John Moore Primary School Saturday 3rd December at 2pm - 5pm. Santa’s Grotto, Raffle, Games, Refreshments, BBQ, Lucky Dip, Tombola, Parents’ Gift Room, Arts & Crafts and much more.

Zoe before

Zoe after

This month Emma is pleased to be celebrating her first anniversary in her new salon and would like to wish customers old and new a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you fancy a new look for the new year and would like to feature in a makeover by Emma please drop in and see her at the salon or call 01684 275005.

Gift vouchers now available 81/82 Barton Street Tewkesbury Tel. 01684 295002

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Join in with next years Carnival By Geraldine Liddy, Treasurer for Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

As well as seasonal floral arrangements, we sell everything to wrap and decorate your own gifts. We also have a range of unusual gift ideas. Friendly and welcoming service. Petite Fleur, 56 High Street, Tewkesbury Tel: 01684 850191

We have just heard that our application to the Big Lottery Fund under their “Celebrate” programme has been successful and we have been awarded £10,000 to hold another big community parade on Sunday July 9th as part of the 2017 Medieval Festival. “Celebrate” was launMost of the schools in The first two Medieval ched in July 16 specifithe area have already Festival Community cally to bring lots of difsigned up and I hear that parades were very well ferent groups in the the wonderful ladies received in the town and community together to from local WI groups we hope the 2017 will be celebrate their local hiswho made beautiful even better. tory or culture so medieval gowns this seemed to fit perfectly year will be concentratwith the aims of our ing on headdresses next parade which was to year. We also hope to bring a little of the festiarrange medieval dance val into the town centre lessons and music workand to involve the local shops. people alongside the reAny one interested in enactors and entertaintaking part or helping in some way should email ers who descend on parade@tewkesTewkesbury each year. burymedievalfestival.org Carnival artists will be working with all sorts of . We are particularly groups and schools keen to hear from more helping them produce adult groups and anyone wonderful models to interested in a week long parade. carnival masterclass.

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Friday 9th December at 7pm and Saturday 10th December at 6pm. At Holy Trinity Church, Tewkesbury. £2.00 a ticket.

NEWTOWN W.I The report of our activities at our AGM reminded us of what a busy year it has been. You will never be bored if you belong to WI as there is so much available for you to do such as learning new crafts or skills, going on outings, to Concerts and the Theatre, taking part in the Medieval Parade, quizzes, skittles etc. Just come along, join in and make new friends. The next meeting is a Bring and Share Supper with entertainment on Dec 15th at 7.45pm at the Boys Brigade Hall, Newtown. Visitors and new members are welcome. Telephone 01684 292067 for more information.


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TEWKESBURY REMEMBERS The dignity of this years Remembrance Sunday Parade, is captured by the camera of photographer of Jack Boskett

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TEWKESBURY ART SOCIETY Are holding a Winter Exhibition at the Town Hall, Tewkesbury on 7th and 8th December 2016. 10am - 5pm on Wednesday 7th and 10am-4pm on Thursday 8th. Refreshments available. Disabled friendly. Further details www.t-a-s.info.

OLD GOLD SHINES AGAIN A delightful transformation has taken place of his 1959 Bedford van. The local owner of this the vehicle is a contemvehicle took it to the porary look and the local body shop of PJ proud owner will be takLane at Highfield ing it to rallies across the Business Park near country. Coombe Hill where it Bodywork specialists was repainted in a stunJack Cooper and Martin ning combination of Darcy worked together metallic Diablo red and to achieve this stunning mid silver. result. The finished result of

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DJ’S COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TEAM EXPANDS IN LINE WITH LOCAL BUSINESS GROWTH PRIVATE HIRE 01684 273669 07816 088583

Leading lawyers DF Legal expand their Conveyancing Department with the addition of experienced Commercial Conveyancing Solicitor, Mary Ambridge. DF Legal has recently appointed Mary Ambridge who has taken up a post at the firm’s High Street headquarters. Mary has relocated to the Cotswolds area from working in the city of London and has considerable experience of commercial property matters, including retail and industrial leasing, and development work. Retail clients have included shop and restaurant clients, hotel and leisure operators and Mary has experience of working in-house for a major pub company. Industrial and warehouse work has included everything from the acquisition of individual factory and warehouse units to the sale of portfolios of industrial units. Mary has experience

of complex redevelopment sites, including the negotiation of planning promotion agreements and development agreements conditional on planning and funding. Malcolm Rees, Senior Partner at the DF Legal Tewkesbury Office, said “We have the advantage of being able to provide first rate property advice from our local offices at competitive prices. DF Legal are fortunate to have a very strong Commercial Property Team with a high level of experience and knowledge and we look forward to acting on behalf of local businesses of all kinds in connection with sales, acquisitions, leases and disputes.” Malcolm added “As a local firm of solicitors based on Tewkesbury High Street we aim to

Tewkesbury Methodist Church at the Cross

MESSY KNIT-I-VITY SHEEP TRAIL Saturday 26th November - Friday 16th December The shepherds want to visit baby Jesus but they’ve lost their sheep… Can you help find them? Celebration at the church Saturday 17th December at 10.30am, refreshments will be served.

cater for local businesses and to provide a personal service where clients can drop into our office or telephone and speak to their solicitor whenever they need to”. For a quote on property or other legal matters call Mary on 01684 850750.

OUR PHARMACY IN CHURCH ROADS BISHOPS CLEEVE IS OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR We offer a range of services including the new Minor Aliment Service. We can supply free of charge, subject to criteria, a range of treatments for coughs, colds, eye infection, constipation etc.

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Caring sisters spend their time to raise funds for one of the UK’s oldest animal charities Alice and Ava Holden accompanied by Rolex, raised £21.55 for the Blue Cross with a Penny for the Guy. By bearing the cold outside the local Nisa Store in Twyning, they

raised smiles and brought back memories for many who haven’t seen a Penny for the Guy for years, with Halloween being the more dominant festival these days.

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ASHCHURCH, TEWKESBURY AND DISTRICT RAIL PROMOTION GROUP (ATDRPG) Open meeting Friday 2nd December at The Elmbury Room. Gl20 5NX. 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker for the evening Richard, Lord Faulkner of Worcester. Introducing his latest book ‘Disconnected’. Complimentary refreshments to be served beforehand. Open to all, new members welcome.

KUDOS LADIES FASHIONS 48 High Street. Christmas Celebration Wednesday 7th December 4pm - 8pm Fun,Fizz and Fashions. Play Discount Dice and win up to 50% discount on all purchases at this event.

HEART OF PRIORS PARK OPEN MEETING Thursday 6th December from 6pm At Priors Park Chapel All welcome.

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FOR A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER We are now taking orders for your Turkey, Goose, capon or meat. Buy the best of British

You’ll find fine spirits, wines and Champagnes from near and far. Fabulous selections of mulled wines, cordials, seasonal ranges of chutneys, jams, chocolates, biscuits, cheeses and sweets to choose from. Our luxury made to order Christmas hampers make the ideal gi!

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RAMBLING AROUND with Jack B. Walker

THE THREE VILLAGES WALK One of the great attractions of Bredon Hill is the charming variety of villages which surround it, writes Jack. B. Walker. This month’s ramble (ideal for winter) gives an opportunity to visit three quite different places, each with a unique character.

 Winter wonderland: Overbury

Starting from the war memorial in the centre of Kemerton village, walk down the lane towards church and at the crossroads, turn left. You will pass some farm buildings, and at the end of the tarmac road take the path through the trees. At the bottom of the slope, turn left just before the stream and go through a five bar gate into a field (1). The

Christmas Poisonings Christmas is an indulgent time of year where we look forward to sharing festive treats with family and friends while relaxing and enjoying good company. It is also the perfect opportunity to spoil our furry friends with a few little extra luxuries. Unfortunately this is a time where accidental poisonings become more likely as we sit in a darkened room before clearing away the left-over Christmas dinner, leave Christmas cake on the side board, the mince pies and Christmas pudding beside it, along with the giant box of chocolates Auntie brought round!

Household hazards to look out for

dogs and cats are not small furry humans, and as such metabolise substances very differently to us! This means there are many items we eat quite happily but are toxic to dogs or cats. during the holiday

ground can be quite boggy here. Follow the path right across the field to a farm gate, go through and take the same line to cross a footbridge in the next field. (2). Keep ahead and go over a stile, then yet another plank bridge and two more stiles to reach the lower grounds of Overbury Estate (3). Overbury Court is visible away to your left. Go

Pet Advice

season common accidental poisons seen are from grapes, raisins, chocolate, walnuts and cooked bones. Throughout the year we have also recently seen poisonings from wild mushrooms, antifreeze, human medications, garlic and avocados. It’s also worth being vigilant of the flowers that are given to us as gifts. did you know that mistletoe, pine, poinsettia and amaryllis can all be toxic to pets? The pollen from lilies is highly poisonous to cats. Lily poisoning is a life threatening emergency even if the cat looks perfectly well. If you are concerned that your pet may have eaten something they shouldn’t, then please seek veterinary advice as soon as possible to minimise the potential harm to your pet. Please call 01684 292244 or 01242 679880 if you have any questions. Wishing you and your pet a safe and happy Christmas

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 DISTANCE: Just under 4 miles, flat. Can be quite muddy in parts, especially after rain.  CAR PARKING: with respect to residents, in the centre of Kemerton village.  REFRESHMENTS: The Crown Inn, Kemerton  MAP: not to scale. OS Sheet 190 recommended. diagonally across the field towards the agricultural buildings in the Estate Yard. Go through a kissing gate and follow the yellow way markers, passing some garages and up a slope past a wood store (see photo above). At the end of the fence, turn left (4) up a track, passing some barns on the left, and into Overbury village. On meeting the road (5) turn left, and walk past the Church and a high stone wall. Cross to the right hand side of the road as you walk out of the village, and look for a metal gate on your right (6). Go through the gate and follow the arrows across the field to another small gate. Pass through it and walk ahead, keeping the hedge to your right. (Temporary fences and gates are sometimes added into this field). Eventually you will meet a lane coming up from Kemerton (7). Walk straight ahead down a lane, passing a farm on your right. At the next junction keep straight ahead into Baylis Road, and look for a path in front of you, leading between some houses into a field (8). The path bears right, then left, to skirt the right hand side of the field. Keep on this path, go through a gap in a hedge and keep the same line, eventually

emerging on to the road in Westmancote (9). Turn left and walk down through the village, until you reach a three way junction. Bear right along the road towards Bredon for a short distance, then cross opposite the bus shelter (10) and take a narrow path into some trees at the side of a bungalow. Keep following this path until you emerge through a small gate, cross a small plantation and meet a broader track (11). Turn right along this track, then left along another wide path with hedges either side. (12). When you reach the road (13) turn right, then take the next road on the left back into Kemerton village (14). This is Back Lane, which wends its way gently upwards, with some fine old buildings along the way. After passing the black and white Old Manor, and then Kemerton Court, look for a small green with an attractive Georgian House set back to the right. (15). Take the footpath which passes between a cottage and Upper Court’s gardens (to the left), down to a small lake. The remains of an old cider mill can be seen here too. Keep the lake to your right, and at the end of the bank go along the path into the trees, then over a footbridge to return to point (1).

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TEWKESBURY DIRECT Quick Crossword

Down 1 - Lord of the Rings actress (4,9) 2 - Small woody plant (5) 4 - Relating to a wedding (6) 5 - Changes to a situation (12) 6 - Selfishness (7) 7 - Party lanterns (anag) (13) 8 - List of books referred to (12) 14 - Things that evoke reactions (7) 16 - Reprimand (6) 18 - ___ Witherspoon: actress (5)

Across 1 - Portfolio (4) 3 - Complying with orders (8) 9 - Stations where journeys end (7) 10 - Musical instrument (5) 11 - Hairstyle (3) 12 - Dens (5) 13 - Ice dwelling (5) 15 - Shine brightly (5) 17 - Public announcement officer (5) 18 - Regret with sadness (3) 19 - Supply with; furnish (5) 20 - Item of furniture (7) 21 - Vehicle with three wheels (8) 22 - Depend on (4)

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Wetherspoon Gift Cards are now available to buy from the Royal Hop Pole To purchase one, simply ask at the bar, and treat someone today. You can choose how much you want to put on the card from £5 to £500, all loaded and activated at the till.

Our Black Forest hot chocolate, made with morello cherry syrup and topped with cream, is perfect for getting warmed up on a cold evening. Our Orchard Pig Juggler Mulled Cider is 4.0% ABV and wonderfully aromatic.

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28 Beautiful En-Suite Bedrooms from £44 per night Stay in this historic coaching inn in the very heart of medieval Tewkesbury, and make it a night to remember. All rooms are en-suite with plasma TV, tea/coffee etc. Visit our website jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/hotels/the-royal-hop-pole

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2: Which Charles Dickens novel features the characters Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim?

Test your powers of recall with five of the best questions in this month’s Tewkesbury Direct Pub Quiz. 1: What do Annie Lennox, Sir Issac Newton, Humphrey Bogart Quentin Crisp, Sissy Spacek and Dido have in common?

3: What is celebrated on January 7th by the Russian Orthodox Church? 4: Which TV show gained the largest ever UK festive audience

when it was screened on Christmas Day 1977? 5: Who are (or is) the only act to have topped the Christmas UK Singles Chart on four occasions? ANSWERS: 1. All born on Christmas Day; 2. A Christmas Carol; 3. Christmas Day; 4. The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show; 5. The Beatles (1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967).

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WHAT’S ON This Month BREDON BABY & TODDLER GROUP. Every Wednesday morning, 10am - 11.30am. Bredon Village Hall during Worcestershire term time. Everyone is welcome with their children/grandchildren from newborns to pre-school age. Contact bredonsteppingout@googlemail.co m or Facebook for more information.

Embroidery and Crochet Every other Monday from 12th Dec, 7pm 9pm Tewkesbury Baptist Church, Station Road, £3 per week. For further info 07398 921780.

CREATIVE CLUB: Mosaics,Pottery,

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC: every Tuesday,

TEWKESBURY FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET: from 9am until 1.30pm, on Sat 10th December, Abbey Lawns Car Park, Gander Lane GL20 5PG.

10am-11am, 50+. The Scout Hut, Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury. Contact Mrs Allvey on 01531 650200. BREDON CRAFTERS: third Wednesday of the month, 1pm until 5pm. Bredon Village Hall. FREE LOCAL HISTORY ADVICE: You will find a family and local historian at Tewkesbury Library, on most Thursday after-

noons. Advance booking essential - please call 01684 293086. BUSY NEEDLES A free club for independent crafters who wish to pursue their craft whilst making friends. For more information: ring Deborah 01684 276503. or 01684 276503 CARE TO SING TEWKESBURY Tewkesbury Day Centre. Second Wednesday of

the month 2pm to 4pm. For those with memory problems and their carers/companions. Tea and cakes and singing favourite songs together. £2.50 per person. Details: 01684 772559. BREATHE EASY TEWKESBURY: every second Tuesday of the month, 2pm-4pm at the Boys Brigade Community Centre. Open to sufferers of lung conditions, families, friends

and carers. British Lung Foundation Support Group. TEWKESBURY MEMORY CAFE: Tewkesbury Day Centre, last Wednesday of each month (2-4pm). For those suffering from memory loss and/or dementia. Advice and support, craft activities etc. Plus tea/coffee and cakes in return for a small donation. Details 01684 296238.

TEWKESBURY’S FAST FOOD & DINING GUIDE

Chinese Restaurant & Take-Away Now open at the Crown Shuthonger DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE

01684 293714 or 07724 630083 The Crown, Mythe Road, Shuthonger, Tewkesbury GL20 6EF Tues-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-10.30pm, Mon closed, Open Bank Holidays

Exceptional quality Indian food with very traditional flavours

FREE HOME DELIVERY 20%on OFF TAKEAWAY collection orders over £10

in specified areas within 3 mile radius of Tewkesbury

 01684 295 226 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 6.00pm-11.00pm 117/118 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5JY

www.crystalriversdining.co.uk At The Royal Oak, Main Road, Bredon, Tewkesbury GL20 7LW Restaurant Opening Times Monday & Wednesday-Sunday Lunch: 12 noon-2.30pm Dinner: 5.30pm-11.00pm Christmas Party Menu from £23.35 per person 3 course meal available from 1st -24th December Any Starter, Any Main, Any Desert, Any Cider or House Wine or Thai Beer

Quay Street, Tewkesbury

01684 293220 Mon-Fri 11.45-2 & 5pm-11pm; Saturday 11.45-2.30 & 5pm-11pm

Tewkesbury Fryer FOR A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN FISH & CHIPS, KEBABS AND BURGERS Gluten-free batter & pizzas now available every day Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff

01684 290888 STONE WILLY’S PIZZA

Mon & Tues: 4.30pm-10pm Wednesday to Saturday: 12-2pm & 4.30pm-10pm

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Specialists in freshly prepared Bangladeshi & Indian Curry, Balti & Tandoori Dishes Opening Hours Lunch 12 noon - 2.00pm Evening 5.30pm - 11.30pm

61 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ Telephone 01684 299584

Opening Hours 5.30pm - 11pm Closed on Tuesdays Wednesday Vegetarian Banquet Sunday Buffet £11.95 Adult £6.95 Child Take Away and Delivery Service Available

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Tewkesbury LIVE sponsored by

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HOME OF LIVE MUSIC IN TEWKESBURY Live music every Saturday. Resident band the Future Set last Friday of every month. Free Barn hire for functions and band practice. Real Ale - Real Food - Real Pub

Church St, Tewkesbury 01684 290555 䡵 THURS 1st DEC: Steve Tilston & Friends, Folk In The Foyer, Evesham Arts Centre. 䡵 SAT 3rd DEC: Otis Mac, Wheelhouse Marina Bar, Upton-upon-Severn.

䡵 SAT 3rd DEC: Doonies, The Berkeley Arms. 䡵 SAT 3rd DEC: The Moscow Drug Club unique musical evening Market Theatre, Ledbury.

䡵 THURS 8th DEC: The Big Band at Christmas - swing and sing-along. The Roses Theatre. 䡵 FRI 9th DEC: Midge Ure, The Roses Theatre.

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䡵 SAT 17th DEC: Jibbafish, The Berkeley Arms. 䡵 SAT 17th DEC: After Dark, Wheelhouse Marina Bar, Upton-upon-Severn. 䡵 SUN 18th DEC: Caroline’s Crooners, The Roses Theatre. 䡵 SAT 24th DEC: The Real Bones, Wheelhouse Marina Bar, Upton-upon-Severn. 䡵 SAT 24th DEC: Chicago Bytes, The Berkeley Arms.

Christmas Dinner Menu

䡵 SAT 10th DEC: Final Warning, Wheelhouse Marina Bar, Upton-upon-Severn.

䡵 FRI 30th DEC: The Future Set, The Berkeley Arms.

Roasted Pepper Soup Chicken Liver Paté Prawn Cocktail

䡵 MON 12th DEC: Kate Rusby, Festival Theatre, Great Malvern.

䡵 SAT 31st DEC: Nice & Sleazy, Wheelhouse Marina Bar, Upton-upon-Severn.

䡵 TUES 13th DEC: Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 TUES 31st JAN: Fairport Convention ‘Wintour’ concert, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 SAT 10th DEC: Andy Margret, The Berkeley Arms.

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䡵 SAT 17th DEC: The Roving Crows, Watson Hall.

䡵 THURS 15th & FRI 16th DEC: Ledbury Community Choir, The Market Theatre, Ledbury. 䡵 SAT 17th & SUN 18th DEC: Tewkesbury Town Band Christmas Concerts, The Roses Theatre.

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DECEMBER AT RAILWAY CLUB Tewkesbury YMCA Railway Society members will be in party mood this month. Tuesday 6th December sees a quiz night, presented by Pete Evans, and on Tuesday 13th the results of the annual photographic contest will be announced. The Christmas Party will be held in the top room of the YMCA in Church Street on Tuesday 20th December. For more details visit www.tymcars.co.uk

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

LONG DISTANCE WALKER REMEMBERED

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Dr. Barbara Moore, born Anna Cherkasova 22nd December 1903, a Russian-born British engineer who gained celebrity in the early 1960s for her long-distance walking and health beliefs. In early 1960, aged 57, she walked from John O'Groats to Land's End in 23 days. She arrived in Tewkesbury on 30th January 1960. As the Mythe Road, leading into Tewkesbury was flooded she was given permission to walk along the Mythe Railway embankment and bridges. See her pictured wearing a plastic rain mac. She was escorted to Tewkesbury Railway Station by Station Master Mr. H. Claines. In the background is Stanchard Pit in flood, and the sluice gate building on the left belongs to the White Bear.

Some of the faces in the photograph, I think I can remember, as David Neale, Chris Miles, Michael Preedy and Tony Codogan, but not sure. From the railway station she was escorted by PC. A. Tucker to the Town Hall, where the Mayor (Cllr. W.E. Lane) greeted her. At 1.10pm she went into the Swan Hotel in the High Street for a lunch of Salad, peanuts and fruit juice, (she apparently believed that neither energy nor body heat came from

food and gradually reduced her diet to nothing more than lemon juice and water. Throughout, her epic hikes were fuelled by nuts honey, raw fruit and lemon juice) she emerged at 2pm to continue her journey. She arrived at Lands End at 1.25pm on 4th February 1960. She passed away in a London hospital in 1977, aged 73, after a life seemingly furnished by a wealth of colourful stories.

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SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS Sunday 18th December 6pm At Tewkesbury Abbey. Sung by Tewkesbury Abbey Choir.

HANDEL MESSIAH Saturday 17th December 7.00pm at Tewkesbury Abbey. Tickets £20, £15 & £12 from the Abbey Shop.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2016 St Nicholas, Ashchurch 2nd - 4th December. If you are interested in taking part (providing a tree) please contact Alison at alirotty3@hotmail.com.

At a recent Pol Roger Champagne evening held at Teddington Stores guests were giving a talk on the finer aspects of Winston Churchill’s favourite Champagne whilst enjoying homemade braised steak casserole. Teddington Stores is now enjoying a reputation of the area’s leading artisan food outlet and is stocked with all kinds of local and organic produce for great dining during the festive season.

Owner Debbie Thompson extends a welcome to all Tewkesbury Direct readers to pop in and see the extensive ranges of fine foods wines and spirits that the store can offer.

Stimulate your retirement at TEWKESBURY & BREDON HILL PROBUS CLUB The club offers retired & semi-retired business men the opportunity to enrich retirement by joining for congenial conversation and sharing experiences of varied and interesting Speakers. Talks in December are: 6th December: Death of a King 13th December: History of Wood Norton For more information, without commitment, contact Bill Bush (Secretary) on 01684 298419.

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LOCAL THRILLER A film has been made by local people and filmed at different locations in Tewkesbury. The film was the brain Thornton and Karen Real Steel Fitness Gym child between Lloyd Smith. and has already had, Sandall and Jake Jones. The Accountant was within 3 days, over 2000 Lloyd Sandall wrote filmed at Coffee #1 and hits on social media. the screenplay and filmed as well as directed and Jake Jones produced the film as well as starring in it. Jake Jones met Lloyd on set of a music video both coming from different backgrounds. Jake Jones has a boxing background and holds gold medals in Brazilian jujitsu and Lloyd Sandall’s background in engineering. The film is called “The Accountant” and is about cafe owner Vicky who calls on the Accountant who is an ex solider from the Welsh Guards, to resolve a situation with local gangsters trying to extort insurance money. But could it be them who need insurance? The film features Jake Jones as The Accountant, Pete Soteriou as Bad Pete, TEWKESBURY NORTHERN SOUL CLUB Vicky Jones as the Cafe At Bushley Village Hall, Owner and James Moran Saturday 3rd December 7.00pm - 1.00am. plays a thug. The extras were Playing the best of Northern Soul and played by Shaun Knight, Rare Motown. Beth Gardner, EV

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TEWKESBURY BAPTIST CHURCH - 30 YEAR CELEBRATIONS In 1984 that Tewkesbury Baptist Church moved out of its deteriorating building in Barton Street. A site had been acquired on the corner of Chance Street and Station Road, and plans were in preparation for a new modern church which could better serve the community. Building of the new church started in June 1986, and the first service was held on 13th November 2016. It was officially opened on 6th December 1986, and the following week the boys and girls of the Covenanter (‘Covie’) youth groups did their first Christmas presentation in the new building. Since that time on the leadership of Pastor Bill O’Leary the Church has been a thriving, lively fellowship with in addition to Sunday worship, extensive youth work and many other activities and being used by many community groups for training, seminars or parties. Now thirty years on, the church is celebrating those years with the

same sequence of events. On 4th December at 10:30am there will be a Celebration Service for all ages followed by a boring and share lunch, and the following week at 4:00pm the boys and girls of the covenanter Youth groups (Covies) will present their Christmas presentation and all ex covies (and parents) are encouraged to come and join in either or both services and meet old friends. During those 30 years many folks – young and old – have passed through the church doors, made use of the building and enjoyed fellowship together. Pastor Bill O’Leary commented that “The Baptist Fellowship has existed in Tewkesbury since before 1623 when

they met in the Old Baptist Chapel in Church St. In 1804 they moved to the Barton St site behind what was the Star and Garter coaching inn. Throughout the years the fellowship has been engaged in being involved with the people

of the town, starting the first school. It is still our desire to be vitally engaged in the life of our town meeting needs wherever we can. If you have never visited us before please join us for our 30th celebrations”.

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A TRULY SPECIAL PLACE For many months, readers of Tewkesbury Direct, have urged us to run a feature on a recreation and educational haven that helps people with issues that they find disabling. Many students from Tewkesbury and the villages attend The Butterfly Garden, a project that offers a safe, social environment, with a wide range of stimulating and purposeful activities to be explored. Situated on Bamfurlong Lane alongside the airport at Staverton, the centre came in to being in 2002 when nursery owner Chris Evans was asked to give a talks on gardening to a growing number of very interested visitors who were experiencing life challenges. Growing interest from all areas led to developments of new activities for students, and ideas, including woodwork, cookery, drama, dance and even recycling are now offered in new facilities that are continuing to grow. The Butterfly Garden is visited by over 210 students, who come from schools and colleges or have been referred by social services, care services, support organisations and the NHS.

Students thrive in the environment, where they can just be themselves, relaxing, working or just enjoying a supportive social atmosphere. The volunteer run project, is absolutely free, and is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm and stays open during the school holidays. Reports from students and local people, are brimming with praise for this much needed facility and Chris had this to add “We welcome anyone interested in being here, either as a student or volunteer, we try and liberate the imagination for everyone or just

enjoy each others company even if that is just an opportunity to share a cup of tea.” Our own Tewkesbury, Church Street, Auctioneer Beau Howell will have just sold a signed print from the actor Mark Rylance who starred in the film The BFG donated to raise funds for the project, but due to our early deadline, we cannot report the sum achieved at the auction. However, you can find out more at www.thebutterflygarden.org or follow on Twitter @BFGCheltenham, or on Facebook /butterflygardencheltenham or just call 01452 713068.

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GUY FAWKES 5 ROAD RACE By Race Director, Stu Dudfield Tewkesbury Running Clubs Guy Fawkes 5 Mile Road Race took place on Sunday 6th November. The race which is held annually sold out in record time and was sponsored for the first time by Duraflex who are one of the largest suppliers of PVCU profiles for the Window Industry in the UK and one of Tewkesbury’s largest employers. Due to their generosity the Club were able to provide T-Shirts to all finishers for the first time. The Club also secured sponsorship from another local company L&L Installations. The event saw over 365 runners of all abilities start the race which starts and finishes on Walton Cardiff Lane. The race was won by Phil Beastall of Cheltenham Harriers who completed the race in 25mins 29secs. The first female home was Shona CrombieHicks also of Cheltenham Harriers who finished in a time of 30mins 13secs. The Club would like to thank Duraflex and L&L Installations for their generosity and support

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A MUCH APPRECIATED LATE AUTUMN MUSIC EVENT One of the organisers of the recent BredonGig2Give band concert, held at Bredon Village Hall, Martin Miles sent in this report on the gig. BredonGig2Give surpassed all expectations. BredonGig2Give produced a fabulous night of music three live bands the No Good Nancys, The Bretheryn and Head liners Freds House helped produce a night to remember. The music was of the highest quality entertaining over 300 revelers who helped us raise £3520.25 for our chosen charities. Macmillan cancer care, Parkinson’s UK and Bredon community recreation and play who will all receive an equal share. The feedback received has proved so positive after what was undoubtedly a brilliant night for the local community. I can confirm that BredonGig2Give will return in 2017. By Martin Miles.

TEWKESBURY CHORAL SOCIETY ROSSINI PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm at Tewkesbury Abbey. Tickets £15 (unreserved) available from The Abbey Shop (01684 276655), The Roses Theatre (01684 295074) www.rosestheatre.org and at the door on the evening of the performance.

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PUMPKIN WEIGH IN Lee Wood, of Woody’s fruit and vegetable shop in Mitton, held a guess the weight of a giant pumpkin competition and he made the decision to donate the takings to the school. They made an amazing £150 in just over a week! Customers paid 50p to guess the weight of the giant pumpkin. The winner could choose the pumpkin or a £15 voucher to spend in the Mitton shop. The money has been handed over to the Head Teacher, Philippa Jones and will go towards the 30k target that the school has set, along with the Friends of Mitton, to develop the outdoor learning areas at the school over the next two years. The school would like to thanks Woody’s and the local community for their continued support. Can you guess the weight of the giant pumpkin from the photograph? Answer on page 53.

SUDELEY CASTLE SPECTACLE OF LIGHT Discover the night-time magic of Sudeley Castle and its gardens brought to life through a wonderful spectacle of light and sound. 1st - 23rd December 2016. Limited capacity - Book now. spectacleoflight.co.uk Tickets also available in person from the Everyman Theatre box office.

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A NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS TREAT The doors were opened for a special Pre Christmas evening at Tewkesbury Garden Centre recently. Customers, in their numbers, came, and had the chance to enjoy an atmospheric and convivial evening to browse the extensive seasonal gift, decoration, and lighting ranges on display. Friendly staff in sea-

sonal attire, treated visitors to samples of wine, and some very tempting cakes. An offer 10% discount on purchases made on the evening, just made the evening for many happy shoppers.

CAROLS FOR CARERS Saturday 10th December 6pm at Tewkesbury Abbey. Join us for an evening of festive carols and readings followed by mince pies and hot drinks. Tickets £8.00 (children free).

SCHOLA CANTORUM AND BENEFICE CAROL SERVICE Thursday 13th December 7.30pm At Tewkesbury Abbey. Sung by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorium

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HEART OF PRIOR PARK CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS DISCO Friday 16th December 5-8pm At Queen Margaret’s School £1 entry per child Come along and meet Father Christmas, plus loads more!

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TEWKESBURY BATTLEFIELD AUTUMN WALK Sunday 4th December Learn about politics of the fifteenth century and the events of the battle. The walks will leave the Crescent, Church Street, at 2.30pm and will last for about two hours. No booking necessary £2.50 adults. Under 15 free. Waterproof shoes recommended. T. 01684 294939

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TEWKESBURYS ALLEYS AND COURTS DEFINED Following on from our article on project Alleycat, Historian, Steve Goodchild has penned this article, which explains some of the history behind the towns walkways together with some vintage photographs.

The local rule of thumb is that courts are private and alleys are public. Also, Alleys are public rights of way paved with Staffordshire blue brick. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule! This isn’t a guide to understanding differences; nothing is that simple. For instance, Walls Court is an alley and Care’s Alley is a court. These are just two examples. There are lots more. The courts and alleys, which were far more numerous then, seem to have been paved with stone as part of the general paving of the town, probably following an Act of Parliament in 1786 for ‘paving, lighting, cleaning and repairing the streets, lanes, ways, passages and places of the town. This is when serious attempts were made to get rid of open drains. Eighty or ninety years later, the Council repaved the alleys which were their responsibility, the public rights of way, with

newly-available hardwearing, hygienic, blue bricks. Stone paving can still be seen in most of the private courts. Walls Court was closed at the Oldbury end until in 1890 Mr Morgan complained to the Council about the state of the paving. Not missing a chance, the Council resolved that ‘if the owners would throw it open to the public and abandon their claim to keep it as a private court the authority could consider the request’. This must have been agreed, and the court, nor renamed, was paved with blue bricks. Care’s Alley merits a little more research. This is named after William Care, butcher. The front building is appropriately now Halford’s butchers. In the 1890s, all the property in Care’s Alley was owned by the Tewkesbury Brewery Company (the ‘front house’ was then the Forester’s Arms). In 1892 the Inspector of Nuisances ordered them to make improvements.

Cares Alley

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They claimed that they should be made at public expense, presumably using the Walls Court precedent. This seems to have worked, because the paving is blue brick. In 1938, the Surveyor reported that a door had been fixed at the end of

the alley. It was resolved that as the council paved the alley and it had been designated a public highway the door should be removed. What happened next isn’t clear, but today there’s a door there now, and one at the Red Lane end. The

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MULTI CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP At the Town Hall, High Street, Tewkesbury from 3rd November to 16th December. Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

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TEWKESBURY TOWN 1902 TO 2016 This month we examine the changes that 114 years of trading have had on some of the properties in Tewkesbury Town Centre. unchanged, the chimney stack has long gone but the From a town guide published in 1902 we can see that rainwater downpipe and the cellar vents remain E.Bishop and Co offered outfits for all, including beneath the shop windows. ladies and gentlemens clothing, childrens wear and There are two round iron plates that have been footwear. added to stop wall movement and the sash windows This property is at 128 High Street and today are still doing their job all these years later. trades as the Andrews Estate Agency. Our photograph today shows the building much

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The next property we feature is the Coffee House at the Cross. Today Prezzo Restaurant occupy the ground floor

but the comparison is strikingly similar, apart from a missing chimney stack to the right on the roof, little has changed, thankfully.

Our last view is of 57 Barton Street which used to trade as W H Wilkins a tea dealer, baker and grocer. Today the property is home to Autospares, our comparison shows the addition of some authentic looking tudor planking and a larger bay type window. The earlier photo shows some advertising for

Hovis bread, and current owner Mark Rose tells us that in certain light conditions it is still possible to read the wording where it had been before. We would like to thank local historian Derek Round for supplying us with the historical material that we have used to compile this feature.

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ROVING CROWS And guests Foreign Affairs and A3. Saturday 17th December at The Watson Hall, 7.00pm. Tickets £12 available online at www.rovingcrows.com /shop.html

TEWKESBURY METHODIST PLAYERS Presents ‘Mistletoe and Holly’ A light hearted evening of Christmas music and sketches. Saturday 3rd December 7.00pm at Tewkesbury Methodist Church. Free admission.

FESTIVE TUDOR BIRDS OF PREY DAY Last Live Animal Event of 2016 John Moore Museum Saturday 31st December 2016 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm John Moore Museum, 41 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SN Admission Adult: £3.50, Seniors & Students £3.00, Children £1.50

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MOVING PEOPLE, FOR TWENTY ONE YEARS

Di Davies still making travel arrangements for Tewkesbury customers after 21 busy years

Please don’t drink and drive this Christmas, call us, we will be happy to drive you.

DD MINIBUS HIRE 16 Seater Mini Buses Available for Advanced Bookings Only

01684 273273/294122

Booking Office: High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE MAKE SURE THE DRIVER ASKS FOR YOU BY NAME WHEN YOU ARE COLLECTED

The Berkeley Arms

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Church Street, Tewkesbury A REAL ALE PUB

Wishing all our customers, friends and neighbours Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year - LIVE MUSIC CHRISTMAS EVE -

CHICAGO BYTES Enjoy our Traditional Sunday Lunch Choice of 4 meats, freshly prepared veg, homemade yorkshire puds, real gravy with juices from the meat. (Often copied…never beaten). (Veggie option available).

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REAL ALES - REAL FOOD - REAL PUB Tel 01684 290555 Mobile 07931 692227 Email berkeleyarms01@hotmail.com 50 - TEWKESBURY DIRECT

November 19th, represented a happy milestone for Taxi Company owner Dianne Davies, as she celebrated 21 years of ownership of the town’s oldest private hire company, Avonside. Di bought the business in 1995, from former owner, Dennis Horsley after working for him. She told us that, the following twenty plus years of success has been achieved by her team of careful, and caring drivers, and her loyal customers, all of whom she is very fond. Over the years Avonside have safely transported people from all walks of life including children from local schools, holiday makers, evening trippers and some well known celebrities including Bruce Forsythe, Dennis Waterman, Michael Portillo, Bill Oddie and Fred Dineage just to name a few. Di said, “I really want to thank all my customers and drivers, and I would like to add, that I am looking forward to a major new step forward

for Avonside that will happen in the next few weeks and Tewkesbury Direct readers will be first to know.” Local resident Rosa Salvatore told us “Di and

the service from Avonside is truly amazing.” So if you need a taxi over the Christmas period give Di and her team a call on 01684 273273.

Di’s first wedding job for Avonside in 1987

Avonside white taxis in 1998

DENNIS HORSLEY Sadly, Dennis Horsley passed away on the 14th November 2016, so I would like to dedicate my 21 years to him. For teaching me and giving me the opportunity in life that Avonside has given me. To the first Avon 1, with love from the second Avon 1. God bless Dennis. Di Davies.

For those who knew Dennis, his funeral will take place at Cheltenham Crematorium on the 15th December at 3.15 pm.

TEWKESBURY FLOWER CLUB December meeting is on Tuesday 13th December at the Watson Hall in Barton Street. Doors open at 7.00 and the meeting starts at 7.30. Our demonstrator this month is Sally Taylor and the title of her demonstration is “Christmas Capers”. Come and join us for an enjoyable and relaxing evening watching an expert arrange beautiful flowers which will be raffled at the end of the evening. Visitors are very welcome and entrance is only £5. For further information please contact Jill Cooper 294544.


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BLOW HAIR OPENING More photos from the night

CREATIVE CLUB Classic Confectionery, Sweet Shop & Tea Parlour

Every other Monday At Tewkesbury Baptist Church 7pm till 9pm Contact Julie on 07398 921780 for more information.

TEWKESBURY MUSEUM Present a talk given by Martin Robinson on “Responsible Metal Detecting” with finds from local areas. At Trinity Hall, Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury. Monday 5th December 2016. Doors open from 6.30pm for 7.00pm start until 8.30pm. Tickets £3.00 on the door or contact Geoff Pope on 01684 297874. Tea/coffee and cake inclusive.

Independently Sourced, Gift Hampers, Stocking Fillers, Tins of Fudge, Biscuits and Sweets. Select from our Handmade Chocolates Cabinet. Good Mix of Traditional Sweets, fill your own gift jar. Sugar, Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free options. Stockists of Ferrero ‘Mon Cheri’, Meltis ‘Original Newbury Fruits’, Anton Berg, Niederegger and Moo Free. 112 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5JY T. 01684 292922 www.thecarouseltewkesbury.co.uk

AUTUMN FENCING OFFERS A very special offer for the stormy autumn weather ahead! 10% OFF ALL FENCING AND GATE INSTALLATIONS Carried out by our professional in house team 1m3 CRATE OF KILN DRIED CUT TO SIZE HARDWOOD FIREWOOD £140.00 inc.VAT and delivery

FEATHER EDGE PANELS 6x6 FULLY FRAMED PRESSURE TREATED £33.60 inc.VAT 6x6 OVERLAP PANELS PRESSURE TREATED £21.48 inc.VAT 15 YEAR 8ft CONCRETE H POSTS £11.99 inc.VAT ANTI-ROT 6ft x 1ft CONCRETE GRAVEL BOARDS £12.42 inc.VAT GUARANTEE 6ft x 6” CONCRETE GRAVEL BOARSD £8.10 inc.VAT 20kg BAGS POST FAST £5.58 inc.VAT 10% OFFER EXCLUDED ON PANELS SHOWN

SENSATIONAL SANDSTONE OFFERS AUTUMN RAJ COLLECTED PRICE £14.25m2 +VAT DELIVERED PRICE £15.80m2 +VAT

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SAWN 6 SIDES HONED MINT £30.00m2 +VAT

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THE BEST TRIBUTE FESTIVAL ANYWHERE SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017 from 11.30am - 1.00am The Real, The Original

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Live performances by The Bryan Adams Experience that can only be surpassed by Bryan Adams himself.

Terry Nash is the ultimate look and sound-a-like in the business. Has appeared nationally and internationally on TV and theatres. An unbelievable performer!

Close your eyes and you will feel like you're at a real Johnny Cash concert. You won’t find a better Johnny Cash tribute act

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A MUST FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE A delightful bauble depicting Tewkesbury Abbey has been produced for and is available from the Abbey shop. Available for only £3.50, the decoration will appeal to fans of their hometown and help towards funding the safekeeping of the Abbey.

GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE GIANT PUMPKIN ANSWER FROM PAGE 42:

TEWKESBURY METHODIST PLAYERS Present ‘Mistletoe and Holly’ A light-hearted evening of Christmas music and sketches. Saturday 3rd December from 7.00pm at Tewkesbury Methodist Church. FREE ADMISSION. Light refreshments. Donation to charities.

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KING ARTHUR & THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE At Twyning Village Hall Thursday 8th December 7.30pm Friday 9th December 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 2.20pm & 7.30pm Doors open 7.00pm. 2.00pm for matinee. Adult £8. Children/Concession £6. Family £25 (2x Adults 2x Children) Available from Twyning Village Stores & The Village Inn.

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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: info@hartell.co.uk

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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BUILDING SERVICES

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BUILDING CONTRACTORS

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

Tel 01684 295754

SOLAR PV INSTALLERS

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

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

Unit G4 Northway Trading Estate, Tewkesbury

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

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Tel 01684 295754 Unit G4 Northway Trading Estate, Tewkesbury

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Over 10,000 items available in our online store. Everything electrical from Computers to Fridge Freezers 6 Barton Street Tewkesbury GL20 5PP www.complexsystems.co.uk

DRAINAGE

‘Handy Andy’ General Garden Maintenance Grass Cutting - Garden Clearance Weeding - Fence Painting - Hedge Cutting

• Domestic/commercial blockages • Waste pipe unblocking • CCTV inspection/surveys • Environmental surveys • Drain installation, maintenance and repair • Septic tank installation and repair • Now NRSWA qualified

COMPUTER SERVICES

Call 07521 221713 Excellent and reliable service Fully insured, references available

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LANDSCAPING & SUPPLIES Friendly, Reliable, Local, Professional

LANDSCAPING COMPANY • Patios • Fencing • Driveways • Gates • Sheds • Summerhouses

To advertise in CONSULT THE EXPERTS call Tewkesbury Direct on 01242 621346 or email tewkesburydirect@googlemail.com

Testimonials available - please call COTSWOLD & VALE 01242 620000 Fencing & Landscaping Supplies Ltd Old Sawmill, Evesham Rd, Toddington GL54 5DF

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PLASTERING

DEDICATED PLASTERING PROFESSIONALS

• Plastering • Screeding • Ceilings • Partitions • Building Alterations • Rendering • Drywall etc • External Coatings • Free Quotes

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To book an appointment or for a FREE quotation call us on

07970 680879 or email info@incaplumbingandheating.co.uk 56 - TEWKESBURY DIRECT

PAINTER/DECORATOR AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE home: 01684 292741 mobile: 07833 337388 To advertise in

CONSULT THE EXPERTS call Tewkesbury Direct on 01242 621346 or email tewkesburydirect@googlemail.com


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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

SIGNS & VEHICLE GRAPHICS

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

Tel (01684) 850496 or 07773 718786 jofiggett@yahoo.co.uk

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POLICE NOTES with Police Sergeant Henry Wright

ON LINE SECURITY ADVICE To advertise in

CONSULT THE EXPERTS call Tewkesbury Direct on 01242 621346 or email tewkesburydirect@googlemail.com WINDOW & GLAZING SERVICES

UPTON GLASS & GLAZING LTD 24 HR EMERGENCY BOARDING AND RE-GLAZING SERVICE An efficient, friendly local business • 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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WOODWORK & JOINERY

From Hanging Doors to Fitting Kitchens Small and Large jobs equally welcome

Call Steve: 01684 295493 Mob: 07977 886643 Time served joiner over 25 years experience

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On the approach to Christmas many of us will be ordering goods over the internet , which is very convenient saving valuable time and also money on transport costs, writes Police Sergeant Henry Wright of Tewkesbury Police. You need to be mindful of what information you are supplying please take a look at the advice below. Proper internet security can help protect you from fraud. As your options for banking and purchasing online grow, so does your need to safeguard your privacy and security while using the internet on your personal computer, tablet or mobile device. Online security can be as simple as frequently reviewing your bank accounts to stay on top of things and making sure you report any fraudulent transactions promptly. But what else should you do to stay safe online or when using a mobile device? The following tips can help you protect yourself and your money. 1. Use strong passwords for all your accounts. A strong password is one that is not easily guessed by a human or computer and will have 8 or more characters, including letters, numbers and symbols. Make sure to use different user IDs and passwords for your financial accounts and for any other sites you use online. 2. Don't use any part of your National Insurance number or Driver number as a password or personal identification number (PIN). If someone gains access to this information, it will be among the first things they use to try to get into your account. 3. Don't respond to emails that claim to be from your bank (or any other company) requesting your account details. No bank is ever likely to approach you this way to ask for personal information. 4. Be wary of email attachments and free software from unknown sources. You could end up exposing your computer (and the information on it) to online fraud and theft. 5. Be mindful of how much personal information you share on social networking sites. The more you post about yourself, the easier it might be for someone to use the information you post to access your accounts, steal your identity and more. 6. Be careful about what (and where) you click online. Look for security-enabled website addresses that start with "https:" (the extra "s" indicates security).

These sites take extra measures to help secure your information. Keep in mind that links you receive in emails or in messages on social networking sites can be harmful or fraudulent, even if they appear to come from friends. If you suspect the link might give you a virus or steal personal data, don't click on it. Talk to the sender directly and make sure it came from them. 7. Secure your smartphone with a screen lock. Many mobile devices give you the option of locking your screen with a password, helping you keep the data on your smartphone secure. 8. Keep sensitive personal information and bank account numbers and passwords off your phone. Some banks offer secure mobile access without having to expose your account information or passwords. 9. Think before you download apps to your mobile or tablet devices. It's a good idea to review the privacy policy and understand what personal data an app can access. 10. Keep your computer operating system, your internet your browser and mobile device software up to date with the latest security patches. For mobile devices, this may require synching with your computer. Also, be sure to use anti-virus and anti-spyware software. By following these online and mobile security tips, you can help protect your personal information and help prevent it from getting into the wrong hands. If you suspect information related to your bank account has been compromised, contact your bank immediately for assistance addressing the issue. The next reminder is the danger of drinking and driving, the annual Christmas road safety campaign will be well under way by the time you read this article. I have often been asked the question how much can I drink and still be fit to drive? There is only one safe limit and that is ZERO. If you are going out for a drink leave the car at home and get a taxi, just think of the consequences: a driving ban, heavy fine, loss of

employment, difficulty getting the children to school. I would like to finish by wishing you all a

very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Police Sgt Henry Wright COMMERCIAL PRIVATE TRADE FLEET WORK INSURANCE

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PHARMACY MATTERS with Peter Badham

Stay well this winter campaign

UNBEATABLE QUALITY AND VALUE

Pharmacies play a critical part in this important annual campaign, writes Peter Badham.

ON ALL BODYWORK AND REPAIRS

The NHS has a target where all 95% patients who attend A&E are seen within four hours. Pharmacies offer an accessible, free (subject to criteria) and confidential port of call for a raft of help and advice. We now offer for

example flu vaccinations, The Minor Ailment Scheme and advice on healthy eating. Please call in and speak to our trained staff at Priors Park in Tewkesbury. Peter Badham

QUICK CROSSWORD Solution

Peter Badham

FROZEN OUT? Tewkesbury Mural painter Brandon has caught the attention of many passers-by with the attractive artwork on the front door of his Church Street home. Our photographer warmed to this lovely winter scene showing a young penguin and parent last month. Thanks, Brandon!

CAR SERVICING & REPAIRS NOW AVAILABLE

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Thousands flocked to Tewkesbury Town Centre last month to see Santa switch on the town’s wonderful Christmas Lights. Photographer Nick Jones of the Photo Studio was there to capture the happy atmosphere.

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