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COULD YOU BE SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER? How would you like to help Father Christmas switch on Tewkesbury’s Christmas Lights this year? If you make a donation to help light up the town this festive season, then you could be lucky enough to end up being one of Santa’s Little Helpers! Around 5,000 people are expected to attend the big switch on this year, which will be at 5pm on Sunday 24th November. The town’s festival of Christmas lights is solely financially supported by the kind people of Tewkesbury each year. The voluntary committee organise the lights switch on, and use their own time to fundraise to keep this annual event going in Tewkesbury. Lights committee spokesman Jack Boskett said” “The annual expenditure is around
£8000, to ensure that the lights are fully tested and insured. Other costs include road closure fees, signage, hire of first aid cover etc. “We are also continuously improving the infrastructure to ensure that the lights are to the latest quality standards and that all connections are safe. “The Christmas Lights committee really appreciate all of the help given by local people and businesses who assist in any way they can to ensure that this popular event carries on for the future.
The festive lights in 2018 (Photo: Jack Boskett)
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“Donations have been coming in from all directions, already, from local businesses and residents - but we do need to reach our target. “This year one person who donates via our Just Giving web page will be drawn at random to help
Father Christmas turn on the lights.” Full details and rules of the competition can be found at the web page: www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/tewkesburychristmaslights More about lighting up the town on page 8
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The hotel though is much more than a hostelry as the building has been formative in his life. When owned by the Dollard family it is where he started working as a young lad and was bullied by Thomas, the son of the owner. During that time a single instance where Thomas was being berated by his father and dropped an item out of the window which Maurice picked up, and then pocketed, had major ramifications for the Dollard family. It was a sovereign coin with Edward Vlll's head on it; a coin never issued. Many years later Maurice is spending an evening in the hotel; his wife, Sadie who he had met in the local Bank has died two years earlier, she was the love of his life, he really misses her.
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He enjoys five drinks during the evening, and raises five individual toasts to family members. Each toast is a chapter and within each chapter we learn more of Maurice, his life and how events interplay with the Dollard family. Between drinks we follow Maurice around the hotel, and within these individually selected drinks we witness each stage of Maurice's life. His loves, happiness and sorrow, his ever enlarging farm and property holdings, local rivalries, loss and heartbreak; movingly told while we also learn what has befallen the Dollard's whose ancestors now run the venue. This book has become a quiet best seller; it deserves that accolade; I may well read another book better than this one, but it will certainly have to be very special to beat "When All is Said" Selected by: Ian B. Nicholson Alison’s Bookshop High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JR
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FOOD & DRINK FAYRE RETURNS TO GWR The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway will be hosting the ever-popular Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre this month. Around forty exhibitors will be at Toddington Station, with a dozen or more next to the platforms at Winchcombe and in the Tim Mitchell building, the railway’s function and education centre. The fair will run on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October, from 10am to 4pm each day. Examples of Cotswolds and regional food varieties will include local cheeses and chutneys, honey and jams, puddings, pies, cakes, biscuits and pastries. You can also meet the producers of bacon, sausages, sausage rolls, (with gluten-free and vegetarian options). Chillies and spices, herbs, mustards, oils and chocolates will also be showcased. There will be fruit juices and yoghurts, milk, butter and organic produce too. Taste local ciders, perries and beers, plus award-winning gins and
wines. At Toddington Railway Station the ‘Flag & Whistle’ will also be serving food, with a barbecue in operation next to the café. At Winchcombe station the volunteer-run ‘Coffee Pot Café’ will be pen from 10am until 4pm, with the GWSR griddle there both days providing bacon baps and burgers 10am2.30pm. Admission to the fair is free, but if you are planning to arrive by car, please note that car parking at Winchcombe is very limited. Trains will be running throughout the week-
end, with an extra diesel railcar to the event from Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday
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Olive stall at last year’s Cotswold Food and Drink Fayre, organised by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway.
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SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP TO KEEP TEWKESBURY TIDY In July a group of six students from Tewkesbury School decided to assist the community, by working with Tewkesbury Don't Drop Litter Pickers. The group started in January 2019, and is building a strong base within the Tewkesbury Community. They work to enhance the look and feel of the area by removing as much litter as possible. “The students wanted to help in any way possible,” said Tewkesbury School's Estates Manager, Paul Baker. “They were met by Jeanette and Teresa and travelled through the Industrial Estate down towards the bottom Green Lane and on to Northway Lane. “Tewkesbury Borough Council were very supportive, and loaned equipment such as bag holders, gloves, litter pickers and high visibility clothing. “This was all really easy to get hold of, and I would advise any member of the community who wants to make a difference to contact the council and ask for volunteer equipment.” “Throughout the activity, we managed to pick up all manner of litter, ranging from bags of crisps to bottles of drink and items thrown from vehicles along the way.
“One of the highlights of the litter pick was all the students working together to clear a large areas of over grown bushes that had been left for many years gathering approximately five large bags of rubbish. “In over two hours of activity, with around ten helpers, we were able to collect more than twenty large bin bags, and a
large rubble sack of all sorts of litter. “It just shows that every little helps, and the amount of well wishers, and people praising our efforts did really motivate the students - as well as the adults - who work tirelessly to improve the area. “We are looking at the possibility of arranging to help regularly within the community, to slowly try and change people’s thoughts on whether to drop litter. “With a school of around 1500 students, if each one collected five pieces of litter per day, it would remove nearly three million pieces of litter each year! “Staggering figures with very little effort from all involved required. If we could multiply this within the community and more people assisted, it would make the areas much nicer to live in, and benefit the local wildlife!” Tewkesbury School students who helped on the litter pick were Owen Ricketts, Theo Bayliss, Grace Baker, Tia Berry, Leo Salisbury and Angelique Perrott.
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RENOWNED SONGWRITER RETURNS TO TOWN Award-winning singersongwriter Sarah McQuaid returns to play Tewkesbury’s Old Baptist Chapel on Friday 29th November. Sarah is looking forward to returning, following a sell-out performance at the beautifully restored chapel in 2018. Honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards
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Ireland (2017), Sarah has also drawn critical praise for her voice and her engaging rapport with audience. She is currently on a seven week tour of the USA promoting her latest album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous. The Madridborn, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter has expanded her battery of
instruments to include piano, electric guitar and drum for the concerts. The Tewkesbury show will begin at 8.00pm on Friday 29th November, with doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 in advance online from www.wegottickets.com/e vent/479651 and the John Moore Museum- or £12 on the door (if available).
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TALKING OF TEWKESBURY by Amanda Orton
Tewkesbury’s Christmas Lights Remember that day back in July, which was reckoned to have been the hottest one in the UK – ever? Well that was the day that the booking form for my stand at the Festival of Christmas Lights dropped into my e-mail in box, writes Amanda Orton.
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Unseasonable maybe, but preparations for this big event in Tewkesbury’s calendar take place all year! The first task of the year happens in January, when the road closure has to be applied and paid for, so that the event can be staged in the High Street - and that’s just the start. Members of the Lights Committee, under the chairmanship of Andrew Turner, all have important roles to play – each one vital to the success of the proceedings. Some of tasks that have to be done, include ensuring Father Christmas is free to attend on the day, along with his reindeer and booking the scissor lift to make sure everyone can see him! All the stalls need to be planned for the market, as well as Danters with their rides. Other entertainment includes the Town Band, the Ukulele Band and the Churches Together in Tewkesbury Choir – all contributing to the festive ambience.
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Tewkesbury Borough Council kindly supply the barriers and waste bins and the Town Council open the Town Hall for use on the day. Insurance is an expense that cannot be skimped on, as well as the road cleaning afterwards, to make sure the High Street looks spotless. St John Ambulance are always on hand should any mishaps occur and the Playgroup take care of any lost children. The Rotary Club and SARA help with the stewarding to ensure that the day runs smoothly. The all important lights themselves are looked after by Bill from Rifina Electrical Wholesalers. Rifina very kindly store, check and repair the lights, as and when necessary. There is an ongoing programme of maintenance for both the lights and also the mountings that they are attached to, on the buildings in Tewkesbury. The lights are all stored in special order on pallets and diagrams show where each fitting goes in the three main streets in Tewkesbury. You may have seen the electrical team with a cherry picker fitting these lights ready for the switch on in November. The Lights committee have an annual target of £8,000 to look after the lights and make sure that Tewkesbury looks suitably festive each Christmas and they rely heavily on donations to meet this figure. There have been two days this year when volunteers manned the Touching Souls Tea Room at the Abbey to raise money for the lights and there are more fund raising events com-
ing up, so please do support these Friday 11th October Coffee Morning at Kellens Financial Advisers in Barton Street, by invitation of Matt Hodges Andrews Estate Agents have a raffle in store during November – any prizes gratefully received – pop in to buy your tickets Sponsor a Light Bulb ‘ look out for the form in November’s issue of The Tewkesbury Direct One of the most important fundraisers this year, is the Crowd Funding at www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/tewkesburychristmaslights - because one lucky donor will be chosen to
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ONE CAR TOO MANY? Maybe I can help. I’m Shaun Taylor, a local motor trade buyer, and I am always eager to buy, cars under 60,000 miles, up to a value of £10,000 and with a service history.
GWSR ‘flies the Red Ensign’ for Merchant Navy Day Centenary The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) used its ‘Merchant Navy’ class locomotive, no. 35006 Peninsular & Oriental SN Co to mark 100 years of the Merchant Navy on Tuesday 3rd September, at Toddington station. The day remembered all those from various countries who served aboard civilian ships, which became known as the ‘Merchant Navy’ and who lost their lives during wars, conflicts, campaigns and peacetime disasters. Britain’s Merchant Navy was the largest in the world and in 1939, a third of the world’s merchant ships were British, employing around 200,000 seamen. The locomotive, no. 35006, is a member of
the Southern Railway’s ‘Merchant Navy’ class which comprised 30 locomotives, named after shipping companies both in recognition of the wartime services and sacrifices of our merchant seamen and which used the Railway’s south coast ports. They were the most powerful locomotives built by the Southern Railway and were designed by the controversial engineer O V S Bulleid.
The locomotive carried a specially-commissioned ‘Merchant Navy’ headboard and flew the union flag and Red Ensigns on its buffer beam while large Red Ensigns were attached to the smoke deflectors. The 3rd September was chosen because on September 3rd 1939, just 10 hours into World War 2, the transatlantic liner SS Athenia was sunk by a German UBoat with the loss of 117 civilian and crew lives.
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An elegant Georgian home - beautifully presented inside and out and located within an equally beautiful setting. 4 double bedrooms, 2 with ensuites ; 4 reception rooms; kitchen/breakfast room; studio/office; stunning gardens; planning permission for a garage; Grade II Listed.
Sitting on the village green, this is a great location for this detached home. 3/4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; 4/5 reception rooms; kitchen/ breakfast room; 3 bathrooms; study; private gardens; ample driveway parking. EPC D.
A lovely elevated position for this detached house with river views. 4/5 bedrooms; master with dressing room; dual aspect lounge/ dining room; modern kitchen; shower room; study; ample parking; solar panels; private rear garden. EPC D.
A lovely double fronted detached home with detached double garage. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; lounge; dining room; modern kitchen/ breakfast room; study; utility; wc; family bathroom; ample driveway parking; garden. EPC D.
A delightful detached cottage located down a quiet lane within this popular village. 3 bedrooms; master with ensuite; dual aspect lounge; modern kitchen/ dining room; utility room; wc; upstairs bathroom; parking. EPC E.
A modern detached home located within a popular area of Tewkesbury with the advantage of a south facing garden. 5 bedrooms; 2 ensuites; lounge; kitchen/ breakfast room; dining room; utility; wc; garage; parking; no onward chain. EPC C.
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A lovely detached home with private rear garden. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; lounge; dining room; kitchen/ breakfast room; utility; wc; garage; ample driveway parking. EPC tba.
Located within a quiet close sits this detached bungalow with lovely front and rear gardens. 2 bedrooms; master with ensuite; lounge; dining room; kitchen/ breakfast room; conservatory; wet room; single garage; driveway parking; no onward chain. EPC E.
Convenient location for this town house with flexible accommodation. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; open plan kitchen/ dining/ family room; lounge; utility; integral garage; parking; courtyard garden. EPC C.
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Extended to offer spacious accommodation in a great location. 4 bedrooms; kitchen/ dining/ family room; lounge; downstairs wc; utility; bathroom; garage; driveway parking; garden. EPC D.
A lovely detached home with detached double garage. 3 bedrooms; master with ensuite; lounge; dining room; wc; modern kitchen; garden; driveway parking. EPC tba.
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A lovely corner position for this semi detached village home. 3 bedrooms; lounge/ dining room; kitchen; shower room; single garage; parking; private courtyard garden; no onward chain. EPC D.
A lovingly cared for and maintained semi detached home. 3 bedrooms; lounge/ dining room; kitchen; conservatory; bathroom; low maintenance garden; garage with power & light; parking. EPC D.
Located within a small cul du sac this is a lovely semi detached bungalow. 2 double bedrooms; lounge; kitchen/breakfast room; bathroom; delightful garden; driveway parking; garage with power and light. EPC C.
This is a lovely property with garage and parking all within the town centre. 3 bedrooms; modern kitchen; lounge/ dining room; bathroom; utility room; low maintenance garden. EPC C.
A delightfully light and surprisingly spacious, semi detached bungalow with garage. 2 double bedrooms; kitchen; lounge; separate dining room; bathroom; parking; garden; no onward chain. EPC E.
This is a beautifully presented town centre cottage, full of character complemented by fashionable touches! 2 bedrooms; kitchen/ dining room; triple aspect lounge; shower room; wc; small courtyard; Grade II Listed.
Ready to move straight into, a lovely mid terrace home. 2 bedrooms; kitchen; lounge/ dining room; conservatory; 2 allocated parking spaces; low maintenance garden; bathroom. EPC C.
Tucked away off the high street and with the advantage of a courtyard garden, this is a great town centre cottage. 2 bedrooms; lounge/ dining room; kitchen; bathroom. EPC E.
Beautifully light first floor maisonette for the retired over 55s. 2 bedrooms; modern kitchen; shower room; lounge/ dining room; unallocated parking; communal gardens; 24 hour care line. EPC D.
Town Centre £67,500 Shared Ownership
Located in the popular over 55s development of Shephard Mead, this is lovely ground floor apartment. 2 bedrooms; lounge/ dining room; kitchen; shower room; communal gardens; unallocated parking; no onward chain.
Ground floor apartment within easy walking distance to the town. 2 good sized bedrooms; lounge; modern kitchen; bathroom; box room; allocated parking; communal gardens; 50% shared ownership property; no onward chain. EPC C.
Situated in the heart of the town, this first floor apartment is lovely. 2 bedrooms; open plan kitchen/ living/ dining room; bathroom; balcony; 20% share of Freehold; no onward chain. EPC C.
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Albion Pub Reopens The Albion Pub celebrated its recent refurbishment, with a grand live music opening night. Crowds came along and enjoyed the live music. Partner in the business Nicki Hardwick had this to say about that first great evening. “We were over whelmed with the support on the Grand opening night. It was an amazing evening and everyone had a great time. We would like to thank Hawthorn Leisure, especially David Stallard, Business Development Manager, for giving us this opportunity to keep this community pub alive. Also huge thanks to the Albion Team who we couldn’t do without, Michelle, Nathan, Heather, Caroline and of course the people of Tewkesbury for their support in this venture. We look forward to seeing everyone for more live music at the weekends. Follow us on Facebook, The Albion Tewkesbury, for up and coming events and info.”
At Halfords Traditional Butchers, we offer meats sourced and produced as locally as possible Open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.15pm Saturday 8.00am - 4.00pm
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No longer in full-time work? Looking for interesting things to do? Tewkesbury U3A could well be the answer. We have over 30 groups from which you can choose, for example:Short Mat Bowls Discovering Music Bridge
Orders now being taken for Halloween & Bonfire Night Award Winning produce including our GOLD Award home cured bacon, award winning sausages, black pudding, sausage rolls and much more • Homemade pork pies and gravy pies, sausage rolls, faggots and pasties cooked daily • Your stockist of British, free range and local produce including Gloucester Old Spot Pork • Seasonal game, exotics range and frozen fish selection also available as well as much more at your friendly local traditional butchers. • Special offers available in store and bulk buy offers. Now offering full BBQ selection along with our extensive range.
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Substantial 4 bedroom chalet bungalow with double garage in the heart of the village of Church End, a wonderful location with good access to Tewkesbury and the motorway network.
Occupying a generous corner plot this detached five bedroom mature family home boasts a further 3/4 reception rooms and off road car parking, double glazed and centrally heated with no onward chain.
Fantastic 3 bedroom ( ground floor ) and open plan vaulted ( first floor ) attached former boathouse with parking, fully refurbished with balcony views to the Abbey, a unique bespoke property.
4 bedroom 4 reception detached chalet with fields to the rear currently home to alpacas, beautifully presented by the current owners with lovely outside space, large garden and large raised decking area.
An unusually configured ( upstairs ) 3 bedroom thatched cottage in need of further sympathetic restoration with large gardens, semi rural setting but convenient for Tewkesbury and the motorway network.
Currently configured as a four bedroom this mature bungalow would benefit from updating and improvement, plenty of scope with decent size gardens, double garage and lots of off road parking.
Extended three bedroom semi detached in wonderful order throughout, entrance porch, lounge, kitchen and dining area, separate utility and wc, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom, lovely garden and decking area.
4 bedroom ( one downstairs with ensuite ) extended detached house in popular Northway is lovely order throughout, low maintenance gardens with covered pagoda and large timber shed.
Located in the heart of this perennially popular village this is a two bedroom detached bungalow in need of updating but of good proportion throughout, viewing recommended and no chain.
This extended 3 storey townhouse is unlike any other having been extensively remodelled by the current owners, immaculate presentation and now four bedrooms, vaulted ceilings on the top floor.
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THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND EVENTS Malvern WR13 6NW 䡵 4th-6th OCTOBER: Malvern Caravan Show. 䡵 10th OCTOBER: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. 䡵 13th OCTOBER: Malvern Festival of Transport. 䡵 13th OCTOBER: Flea Fair. 䡵 16th OCTOBER: Gundog of Wales Championship Show. 䡵 18th-20th OCTOBER: Autumn Quilt Festival. 䡵 27th OCTOBER: Landrover Autojumble. 䡵 28th OCTOBER 1st NOVEMBER: Under 17 Drivers Pathfinder. 䡵 3rd NOVEMBER: Antique Fair. 䡵 9th NOVEMBER: Worcestershire Federation of Women’s Institutes AGM. 䡵 14th NOVEMBER: Three Counties Farming Conference.
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MITTON W.I. We were extremely lucky at our September meeting to be visited by three very cute, furry, cuddly alpacas. Our member, Julie, agreed to speak to us about her journey from midwifery to alpaca farming and her plans for the future. She presently has 29 alpacas, 13 of which are pregnant. Julie explained how alpacas have been brought back from the brink of extinction after the Spaniards realised how important they were to Inca royalty, who were the only ones at the time to use the alpaca fleece. Julie is hopeing to extend her operation to offer spinning lessons and other activities in the near future for the public to take part in. MItton W.I. will definitely be attending! Next month we will be visited by 'Spooktastic' who will be talking to us about ghostly goings-on in Gloucestershire. November will be our AGM and also wreath making. New members very welcome to come along and join us. Mitton W.I. meets every first Monday of each month at Mitton Manor Primary School at 7.30pm. If you would like more information please call 07846 453523 or MittonWI@gmail.com.
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WHAT’S GREEN ON THE LOCAL SCENE with Cate Cody TEWKESBURY REPAIR CAFÉ Saturday 12th October, 2-5pm, Tewkesbury Baptist Church - Take anything you have that needs mending - TVs, irons, toys, tools for sharpening, sewing repairs etc. and they will try their best to fix things. You can just go along for a cup of tea and a chat too. EXTINCTION REBELLION FORTNIGHT 7th-21st October https://rebellion.earth/
other branches and make a high rise bug hotel. The grass was also cut and left for a few days to become hay before composting and a small heap was left for the mini bugs and beetles to make their homes. It was thrilling on one of those warm, sunny days in August to watch five Painted Ladies, a Comma and three Red Admiral butterflies all fluttering
between the three buddleia bushes. The Painted Lady has had a phenomenally high migration to the UK this year which does occur every decade or so. It is a long distance migrant from the desert
fringes of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. They recolonise in mainland Europe before reaching the UK. Their caterpillars eat thistles, mallow and the common nettle, but unfortunately this species is unable to survive our winters. It is so pleasing that this wild space can support all these beautiful insects. Report by Helen Carver
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OPTIMISTS - Meet every Tuesday 9.30am10.30am for refreshments, chat, occasional speakers and day trips. Come and get to know your neighbours and make new friends. Venue Prior’s Park Chapel. Contact sheilaroymiles@ gmail.com for further information CLIMATE EMERGENCY On 9th September, Tewkesbury Town Council declared a Climate Emergency at their full council meeting. They have a Climate Change Working Group which is already working towards many Green initiatives. TEWKESBURY NATURE RESERVE. Anyone interested in volunteering get in touch by emailing email@example.com PPNP PRIOR’S PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECT - Have a wide range of facilities and courses for the community. Includes: Job Clubs, Career Advice, Art, Mindfulness, Children’s Activities, Basic IT Classes, Gentle Exercise, Wellbeing, Song, Dance, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), Citizens Advice Bureau and Housing related Drop-ins. There is also a Community Café and several options for Room Hire. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01684 290069 priorsparkneighbourhoodproject.co.uk URBAN WILDSPACE UPDATE - situated near the Devereux Centre. The young apple trees are flourishing and the two old cooker apple trees are still bearing fruit. There is too much ivy on the Bramley tree, but the Holly Blue butterflies love the nectar on the flowers, so this will be cut back when they have gone. Two goat willows have been removed, which is good for letting in more light and some help was given to cut back some TEWKESBURY DIRECT - 19
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THEN: Dowty’s in 1946 (Photo: bought under licence, Tewkesbury Historical Society
NOW - the residential estate (Photo: G. DenwoodFacebook)
When I moved to Tewkesbury in 2002, I was too late to witness the post-war importance of Dowty’s to the town as a major employer, writes John Dixon of Tewkesbury Historical Society. I am, therefore, very much looking forward to the illustrated talk on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at Trinity Church Hall for the benefit of the Town Museum. Our speaker is Ally McConnell, who is organising the Dowty Archive at Glos Archives. Did you work at one of the Dowty factories? If so we want to meet you along with any information/photos/mementos you still have so we can all learn more about the history of Dowty’s in Tewkesbury. THEN is the Dowty Factory at Ashchurch in 1946 with the (A) Railway Provender Store (bought by the firm in WWII); (B) farmland behind the factory which NOW is a modern Housing estate - all streets with names from mining!; (C) the German POW Camp, later becoming home for local people until the
Council built houses in the (C1) Ash/Virginia Road area, followed by (C2) the Ashchurch Gardens Estate of the 1970s. We look forward to meeting you all at that exciting Historic evening at 7pm.
TEWKESBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Thursday 17th October Talking Butts: Fact v Fiction - Anthony Poulton-Smith Thursday 21st November Great Train Robbery - Ian Boskett All at Tewkesbury Methodist Church, The Cross, Tewkesbury GL20 5BB at 7.45 pm
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Beautifully presented 5 bedroom detached family home is set in approx. a third of an acre. South westerly facing rear garden which offers privacy. Side garden with room for a caravan/boat (accessed from road), a good sized vegetable garden, shed and woodstore. EPC D.
LOCATION! Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with views over open common land towards the Malvern Hills. This 7 bedroom semi detached family home offers potential owners a variety of options with its spacious and versatile living accommodation. EPC D.
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Imposing 5 bedroom detached family home is situated in a private development in an elevated position offering enviable views of the vale of Evesham. First floor sitting room benefits from double patio doors onto the balcony which takes in the views over the open countryside. EPC D.
Beautifully presented 3 bedroom single storey barn conversion, overlooking open farmland towards the Cotswolds. With the added bonus of a separate one bedroom Annex. Exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, giving the feel of “bright and airy” accommodation. EPC C.
3/4 bedroom detached family home. With self contained Annex with its own entrance. Modern fitted dual aspect kitchen/Diner with pantry and island. Dining room has double doors to lounge with feature multi fuel fireplace leading through sliding patio doors to the conservatory. EPC D.
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Well presented four bedroom detached family home with views to the rear aspect towards the Malvern Hills and over open country side. Good sized lounge offers patio doors leading to west facing private enclosed rear garden with paved seating area and pergola. EPC C.
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2 bed character cottage. open fire place in the lounge, exposed beams and original flagstone flooring, a Victorian fireplace in the master bedroom and exposed original English Elm wooden floor to the landing and bedrooms. Cottage gardens to the front and rear are. EPC E.
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BUY ONE GET ONE FREE RIDE TICKETS AT TEWKESBURY MOP OPENING CEREMONY Please bring your children along to watch the opening of Tewkesbury Mop Fair by the Mayor, on Wednesday 9th October at 4pm. In return we have 4 BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ride tickets, courtesy of James Danter & Sons, to use between 4.30pm and 5.30pm on the day. Please cut out these vouchers and present them to the ride operators.
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Unfortunately, the street banners have to be taken down at the end of the summer. We wish that they PROPRIETOR could stay there, but the ravages of wind and rain take their toll. DAVID JENKINS They’ve now all been taken back into Elizabeth Wyatt LOCAL SERVICE House for sorting into those which will last another year BASED IN NORTHWAY without any maintenance, those which need work on them and those which will have to be scrapped and replaced. Experience shows that each banner lasts about five or six years. The volunteer banner painting team starts work on Monday afternoon, 7th October, and will carry on repairing and painting on Monday afternoons until next May, when they’ll all be taken out and put back up in the streets. 1-2 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PA Banner painting is a very sociable activity, and 01684 296540 new painters are always welcome. There’s work NEXT AUCTIONS for all skills, from painting the brand new banners to touching up the paint on RD older ones. Apart from the chatting, tea and biscuits, OCTOBER there’s the pleasure of All our auctions are now seeing your own work online, attracting more buyers TH displayed all summer in and better prices from around Tewkesbury’s unique the country, to join, log on to: OCTOBER open air art gallery. www.easyliveauction.com Interested painters 10:30 START should just drop in on an VIEWING DAY BEFORE Elizabeth Wyatt House session and chat to AT 10:00 Andrew, the ‘Banner Reeve’ about joining in. Any winter Monday ENTRIES WELCOME between 1.00 and 4.00pm. www.churchstreet-auctions.co.uk By Steve Goodchild.
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AUTUMN IDEAS TO TRY TRADITIONAL BAVARIAN LAGERS by the Cotswold Brewery Company, Bourton on the Water. Brewed from scratch, naturally carbonated, naturally flavoured. Come and try them at our
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IN-HOUSE NEWS by DF Legal LLP
We’re coming to a venue near you The DF Legal team will be out and about this month sharing their expertise and legal advice at local venues. Starting in Tewkesbury town centre, the team’s property and business experts are hosting a property forum breakfast event at The Roses theatre on Tuesday 15 October. This is an exclusive networking event for those with an interest in the property industry including residential and commercial sales and purchases, property development and investment. You will find the Private Client team at Upton Memorial Hall on Tuesday 22nd October between 12 and 2 pm and 6 to 8 pm together with John Godwin Estate Agents and Crowthers, Accountants. These experts will be on hand to talk to you over tea and cake about Wills, estate administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney; the selling and purchase of property together with top tax tips. For those who prior
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BUSINESS ADVICE by DF Legal LLP
Invaluable Help for Local Businesses Tewkesbury is always busy on market days, and many entrepreneurs have started successful businesses by trading initially from a market stall or stand. Locally, the concept for the clothing brand SuperDry was developed by global retailer Julian Dunkerton from a Cheltenham market stall. Businesses will have to find suitable premises when they are ready to grow - whether that’s finding shop premises, office space or an industrial unit. In fact, there are few businesses which will not require some kind of physical premises, even those that trade online. Whatever decision is made in respect of the suitability of a building for business purposes, it’s always advisable to seek legal advice from a commercial lawyer with expertise in this area as it can save time and money in the long run. This is where our Business and Commercial team can help. DF Legal recently assisted Jack England, who has just opened his first barber’s shop in the town centre. The young entrepreneur located a suitable shop in the high
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TUESDAYS 9am & 11am: Tewkesbury Boys Brigade, Canterbury Leys, Newtown, Tewkesbury GL20 8BP. Call Kathy on 01386 750246 5.45pm & 7.45pm: The Library, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5NX. Call Kathy on 01386 750246
WEDNESDAYS 5.00pm & 7.00pm: Sixth Form Centre, Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 8DF. Call Vickie on 07967 089859
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Kemerton Pop-Up Fete and Open Gardens Blessed by glorious weather, Saturday 24th August saw the lovely village of Kemerton hosting its first ever Pop-up Fete & Open Gardens event. Visitors came from near and far to enjoy all the usual fete attractions spread around the village, many in a “Street Market” area by the church, and many more located in some of the glorious gardens of local residents. Gardens open included There was something some large gardens like for everyone to enjoy Kemerton Court’s with activities, crafts and fabulous walled garden, attractions throughout Upper Court with the village, flower stunning views to a large displays, handbells and ornamental lake and Old organ recitals in St Manor which rambles Nicholas Church, fun for down to a beautiful children with an streamside garden. Other opportunity to try their gardens included The hand at pottery and Warren serving a music from local band welcome ‘Pimms-in-theReVivals at Upper Court. shade’ the small but Kemerton Village Hall infinitely interesting and St Nicholas Church, Diggers Cottage with its supported by more than collection of agricultural 50 willing helpers from memorabilia and the the village, organized recently restored this event and it raised Farthings – a colourvital funds for the oncoordinated spectacle set going maintenance of against a chocolate-box two vital hubs of the thatched cottage. village community.
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TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS In the Court Room, Tewkesbury Town Hall Wednesday 2nd October 2019 From 6pm to 6.50pm A discussion with Planning Officers from Tewkesbury Borough Council, in association with Tewkesbury Town Council.
All are welcome.
TEWKESBURY TOWN BAND INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR A MUSICAL AFTERNOON TEA At The Watson Hall 13th October at 3pm A variety of music to enjoy while you enjoy a light afternoon tea. Tickets Â£7 from Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts or by calling Helen Walters on 01684 291675
STOKE ORCHARD FILM CLUB at Stoke Orchard Community Centre
Sunday 6th October FILM TBA Door Open 4pm Movies Starts 4.30pm
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WHAT’S ON in Tewkesbury and District CREATIVE CLUB: Mosaics,Pottery, Embroidery and Crochet Every other Monday from 9th Sept 2019, 7pm - 9pm Tewkesbury Baptist Church, Station Road, £3 per week. For further information please call 07539 737064. TEWKESBURY MEMORY CAFE: Tewkesbury Day Centre, fourth 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 call 01684 296238. BUSY NEEDLES A free club for independent crafters who wish to pursue their craft whilst making friends. For more details please call 01684 276503. TEWKESBURY YMCA RAILWAY SOCIETY: YMCA, Church Street, Tewkesbury. (7.45pm start unless stated) Tue 1st Oct - Members evening bring your DVDs, memory sticks & slides to share Tue 8th Oct – Anthony
Coulls with a show about the National Railway Museum collection Tue 15th Oct - Members evening bring your DVDs, memory sticks & slides to share Tue 22nd Oct – Richard Kelsey with a show about the Settle to Carlisle railway from the air Tue 29th Oct - Members evening bring your DVDs, memory sticks & slides to share For more details visit www.tymcars.co.uk FREE LOCAL HISTORY ADVICE: You will find a family and local historian at Tewkesbury Library most Thursday afternoons. Advance booking is essential - for more information please call 01684 293086. BREDON CRAFTERS: third Wednesday of the month,1pm until 5pm. A social group and an opportunity to try crafts and developtechniques. Village Hall, Bredon. CARE TO SING TEWKESBURY Tewkesbury Day Centre. Second Wednesday of the month 2pm to 4pm. For those with memory problems and their car-
ers/companions. Tea and cakes and singing favourite songs together. £2.50 per person. Call 01684 772559 for more details.
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TEWKESBURY VIPs: A club for the visually impaired and socially isolated meets on the first Thursday of each month, 2pm to 4pm at Tewkesbury Baptist Church. Great musical entertainment plus lovely cake provided by Tewkesbury School. Transport available. Call Chris on 01684 293527
TEWKESBURY FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET: Saturday 12th October at the Abbey Lawns Car Park, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 5PG, from 9am until 1.30pm. A great mix of local produce from farmers, growers and food producers, plus a wonderful collection of local arts and crafts. Stalls include: local beers and ciders, handmade chocolates,local meat and cheese, locally grown vegetables, artisan breads, cakes and pastries, homemade pies and meals, homemade jams and chutneys, local honey and beeswax candles, handmade gifts, jewellery, glassware, toys and books. Held on the second Saturday each month. Tel: 01608 652662
BREATHE EASY TEWKESBURY: Held every second Tuesday of the month, 2pm-4pm at the Tewkesbury Boys Brigade Community Centre. Open to sufferers of lung conditions, their families, friends and carers. British Lung Foundation Support Group. 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
Re-pointing and repairs of masonry using both lime and cement based mortars ~ Working on new, old and historic buildings to repair masonry and to cut out and re-point where cement based mortars have been used instead of traditional lime mortar ~ Damaged stone and brick repairs ~ Telephone:
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TEWKESBURY MOP FAIR: Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th October. In the town centre from 4pm until 10.30pm. Stalls, rides, free admission - town centre.
HOME NATIONS FIXTURES OCTOBER Thurs 3rd Oct Ireland v. Russia Sat 5th Oct England v. Argentina Wed 9th Oct Scotland v. Russia Wed 9th Oct Wales v. Fiji Sat 12th Oct England v. France Sat 12th Oct Ireland v. Samoa Sat 13th Oct Wales v. Uruguay Sun 13th Oct Japan v. Scotland Knockout stages from Saturday 19th October
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MEET YOUR LOCAL PRODUCERS by Deb Gilder
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A taste of the Cotswolds at Teddington Stores This month we’re really looking forward to welcoming the Cotswold Brew Company to Teddington Stores, writes proprietor Deb Gilder. They’ll be with us from 11am on Saturday 12th October, offering tastings of their renowned lagers. In 2005 Rick and Emma Keene decided to set up a brewery with a difference near Bourtonon-the Water. Rather than compete with the hundreds of traditional British ale microbreweries, they took the bold decision to brew lagers like the Germans and Belgians. In true Cotswold fashion Rick met a farmer in the local pub and secured a five year lease on an old barn. He hunted down some second hand brewing kit, lying in a field under a blanket of snow in Albany, New York State. The kit floated across the Atlantic in shipping containers which were unloaded by the farm tractor and brute force. The last fourteen years have seen some changes; the team has grown from just Rick and Emma, to a nine people, many more
shiny vessels have been plumbed in and deliveries are no longer made on the back seat of a Volvo. As one of the first lager microbreweries in the UK their mission was to try and change the nation’s perception of this humble, often misrepresented brew. With almost each year that passed Cotswold have championed a new style of drink, including an American style IPA, long matured, and cider. Inspired by the Bavarian Regional breweries they decided to only distribute locally, so only those lucky people that live in or visit The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Bristol, London and a few places in between are lucky enough to get their hands (and lips) on Cotswold. Taste for yourself at Teddington Stores on Saturday 12th October . We’re just off the A46 at Teddington Hands Roundabout, with free parking on site. Call us on 01386 725400.
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Local Recipes from the 1930s
At The Royal Oak, Main Road, Bredon, Tewkesbury GL20 7LW
In 1939, the Gloucestershire Federation of Women’s Institutes published a book to provide a record of old and tested recipes in use in the county’s homes. Some weird and wonderful ideas!
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Provided by Sandhurst W.I. An Old French Recipe: Peel and core some apples, turn them in milk, then in flour, afterwards in the white of an egg, lastly in breadcrumbs. Take half a pint of claret, put it into a stewing pan with sugar, three cloves and some lemon peel and cinnamon. Put this on the fire to boil, get some good fat boiling hot and very quickly fry the prepared apples to a light brown and put them on a sieve to drain. When all are fried, put them in the syrup and boil until tender. Serve hot. Butter of lard is best for frying.
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1: Which famous event took place at Yasgur’s Farm, Bethel, New York State, USA in August 1969? Cross House, Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5AB www.crosshousetavern.pub
2: The ghost of which of Henry VIII’s wives is said to
haunt the Tower of London’s Bloody Tower?
made with Molasses, originates from Pennsylvania?
3: Which novelist and playwright wrote ‘The Canterville Ghost’?
6: Which actress played the character Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC TV Series ‘Keeping Up Appearances?’
4: Who wrote the lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera? 5: Which treacle-tart like dish,
ANSWERS: 1. Woodstock music festival; 2.Anne Boleyn; 3. Oscar Wilde; 4. Charles Hart (with contributions from Richard Stilgoe); 5. Shoofly Pie; 6. Patricia Routledge
Test your powers of recall with six of the best questions in this month’s Tewkesbury Direct Pub Quiz.
TEWKESBURY LIVE Local Music Guide SAT 5th OCT: Dire Streets, The Roses Theatre. SAT 5th OCT: Route 61 (Blues) Tewkesbury RFC. SAT 5th OCT: Binomial, (80s covers band), The Albion. SUN 6th OCT: Non Jovi (Acoustic), The Albion. THURS 10th OCT: Cole & Ward, Prince of Wales, Ledbury.
FRI 11th OCT: Iain Matthews with Ian Clayton songs and stories, The Cube, Malvern. SAT 12th OCT: Simply ReRed (Tribute Show) The Roses Theatre. SAT 12th OCT: John Eselle (as Olly Murs), The Albion. SUN 13th OCT: Tewkesbury Town Band (with afternoon tea), The Watson Hall.
SUN 13th OCT: Kent Duschaine, Prince of Wales, Ledbury.
SAT 26th OCT: Peatbog Faeries, The Cube, Malvern.
SAT 19th OCT: Wishbone Ash, The Roses Theatre.
SAT 26th OCT: The Roy Orbison Story, The Roses Theatre.
SUN 20th OCT: Bryn Thomas, The Albion.
SUN 27th OCT: Enzo (solo guitar), The Albion.
SAT 26th OCT: Moose (covers band), The Albion.
FRI 1st NOV: The Blues Band, The Roses Theatre.
STRUMMERS GUITAR OF THE MONTH by Paul Thomas
GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD It is remarkable to think that THE GUITAR most synonymous with ROCK MUSIC was shelved by Gibson for the best part of a decade because the company considered its “Les Paul” signature model to be an expensive mistake, writes Paul Thomas. Having been introduced in 1952, the slow and costly production run of the Les Paul, along with poor sales, meant that by the 1960’s Gibson had decided to put all their efforts into a more cost-effective solid guitar (the SG). However, as the decade progressed, it became apparent that the company had been too hasty in their assessment of the Les Paul. As rock music began to develop and expand, more and more cool and successful guitarists were seen with a Les Paul on their hip, usually plugged into a Marshall stack. Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Jerry Garcia, Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Paul Kossoff, Jimmy Page… nothing less than a cavalcade of 60’s guitar heroes! Belatedly, in 1968, Gibson realised they’d better start producing Les Paul’s again. And they haven’t stopped since. The first Gibson Les Paul guitars hit the market in 1952, designed to compete with Fender’s Broadcasters and Esquires (antecedents of the iconic Telecaster). With popular musical star Les Paul lending both his name and technical expertise to the project, Gibson were confident that they could appeal to jazz and country guitarists with their flashy, expensive, single-cut, solid body ‘Goldtop’ design. The following year an even flashier (and even more expensive) model was added to the line - The Les Paul Custom, finished in shiny black, sporting gold hardware and quickly dubbed “Black Beauty”. Innovative bridge and tailpiece designs made appearances in ‘53 and ’54 including the brilliant “Tune-o-matic”. In 1957, “humbucker” pick-ups (Patent Applied For) replaced the earlier P90’s and in 1958 a third model was added to the series - The Gibson Les Paul Standard which featured Tune-o-matic bridge, chrome-covered humbuckers and was finished in a breathtakingly gorgeous cherry red sunburst. It was the Gibson Les Paul Standard that was to become the absolute classic version of this rock icon and yet it seemed that no sooner had the Standard been introduced to the world…than Gibson pulled the plug. Fortunately, as we have seen, 1968 saw the return of this heart attack machine – the cornerstone of Gibson’s output for over fifty years. The 2003 Gibson Les Paul Standard we have on show at Strummers is a beautiful example of this classic guitar – well worth a visit! The Gibson Les Paul Standard pictured, is available alongside many other cool and fascinating guitars from; Strummers, Malt House Emporium, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury GL20 8JP www.strummersguitars.com
Christmas 2019Menu Starters
Tomato & Red Pepper Soup Deep Fried Brie Wedges and Cranberry Sauce Mackerel & Horseradish Paté
Roast Turkey and all the trimmings Salmon En Croute 8oz Rump Steak Nut Roast (v) Goats Cheese Tartlet (v)
Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce White Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade Lemon Sponge Followed by Coffee or Tea and Mince Pies
£22.95 per person RIPPLE BEER FESTIVAL SAT 5th & SUN 6th OCT 20 Real Ales • 10 Ciders • 3 Live Bands
QUIZ NIGHT WEDNESDAY 23rd OCTOBER
HALLOWEEN DISCO SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER Prize for best costume
PIE NIGHT THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER Choose from nine different varieties
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MAKE MORE OF YOUR GARDEN
COUNTRYSIDE WHAT’S ON GUIDE THE APPLE & ALE FESTIVAL, FLEECE INN, BRETFORTON: Friday 11th-Sunday 13th October. Morris dancing and drink festival, with apples being pressed to make cider. The Cross, Bretforton, near Evesham, WR117JE. FOREST SHOWCASE FOOD FESTIVAL: Sunday 6th October, The Speech House. Over 100 local producers including bakers, brewers and cheesemongers. Talks, cookery lessons, live music and arts and crafts. The Speech House, near Coleford, Forest of Dean GL16 7EL. STOW HORSE FAIR: Thursday 24th October, 10am-4pm. At Maugersbury Road, Stow-on-theWold, GL54 1HH.
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SUDELEY CASTLE: Enchanted Sudeley at Halloween, Saturday 26th October-Sunday 3rd November. S magical trail through Sudeley Castle and its gardens, discovering scenes from a host of famous stories from Grimm’s fairy tales, See sudeleycastle.co.uk
Cat of the Month DO YOU WANT TO MEET ME? My name is Otis, I am a friendly 12 year old boy who likes going outdoors and can use a catflap. I would love to be the only pet and ‘child’ in your home so I can live the remainder of my life in peace and harmony with you. To find out more about him please contact Jenny on 0345 371 2730.
EASTNOR CASTLE MUD BATH: Sunday 13th October. A series of 1.5km-10km runs over the famous Land Rover Test Track. For details of all events this autumn at Eastnor Castle see eastnorcastle.com/whats-on SPETCHLEY PARK: Spooky Root House Trail Saturday 26th-Thursday 31st October. Follow the spooky trail around 30 acres of gardens. Spetchley, near Worcester, WR5 1RS. Details at www.spetchleygardens.co.uk CROOME PARK: October Half Term Family Trail, Saturday 26th October - Sunday 3rd November ‘Home and Hibernate’ - a look at different homes around the landscape park made by people and wildlife. Details of all Croome events at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome
PET CALMERS FOR FIREWORKS NIGHT
ECKINGTON MANOR COOKERY SCHOOL: Wednesday 23rd October, Christmas Cake Baking and Decorations, with Sarah Hughes. learn how to bake and decorate the perfect Christmas Cake! For more details, visit www.eckingtonmanor.co.uk CIRENCESTER AUTUMN FESTIVAL: Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October. Food, music, beer and cider festival together with some special seasonal activities and entertainments all contribute this Autumnal celebration in the historic market place. Street food stalls, grocery foods, crafts, clothing, accessories and vintage. www.marketsquaregroup.co.uk TENBURY APPLEFEST: Saturday 5th October. ‘The town in the orchard’ celebrates everything apple with a one day festival at the town’s Burgage Recreation area. More details on the website www.visitthemalverns.org/events/tenbury-applefest WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM: Westonbirt Arboretum Public Foray, Saturday 5th October. 10.30am-12.30pm, and 2.00pm-4.00pm. Beginners Digital Landscape Course, Monday 7th October. 10.30am-3.30pm. Buy tickets online at www.forestryengland.uk/westonbirt
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Folly Gardens Vets Pet Advice announce Boost and Protect offer for pets in need of vaccination booster Half the dogs in Britain, and an even greater number of cats, are behind with their vaccinations and pets with lapsed booster vaccinations may be vulnerable to infectious diseases. To help pet owners in the area protect their dogs and cats from such diseases, Folly Gardens Veterinary Clinic has announced the launch of a new scheme. Once puppies or kittens are given their primary vaccinations, they require annual booster injections to keep them protected. If the interval between their vaccinations significantly runs over however, then the pet may no longer be protected with just one booster vaccination. As part of the Boost and Protect offer, Folly Gardens Vets will get your pet back on track for the cost of a single booster vaccination. We endeavour to send out reminders when boosters are due, but these can arrive at busy times, while owners are on holiday, or when there are other financial pressures. Brad Cooper said: “The Boost and Protect offer is a way to get your pet’s vaccination status back up to date at minimal cost whilst also getting a health assessment. “We know it can be difficult to find the time or the money to come into practice for booster vaccinations and so we wanted to make it easier for pet owners to protect their pets against potentially fatal diseases. We hope the offer will prove popular with pet owners in the area.” The Boost and Protect offer is only available 1st October through to 16th November 2019, so book your appointment TODAY!
Call in for more information Folly Gardens Veterinary Clinic 12 Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff Tewkesbury GL20 7SP Tel: 01684 292244 Now open at Barton Road Tuesday & Thursday 2-4pm
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Bredon Bridge Club celebrates 21st Anniversary On Friday 30th August, Bredon Bridge Club celebrated its 21st Anniversary. The club was founded by Jenny Steel and Eve Randsley in 1998 as nearby clubs were full. Whilst we have fewer members today, the club is going strong, and remains very friendly. We still have seven of the founder members playing today!
Take our River Ferry, only 10mins from Town Centre
Autumn Operating Hours please ring to book your homecooked weekday lunch or evening meal with us Food served weekends lunch times and evenings. Ideal for family gatherings, parties, wakes etc. with plenty of parking. We also cater for Weddings and large groups in our function room. Some av
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Only ten minutes walk from Tewkesbury Town Centre via ferry. By road from Tewkesbury take the A438 to Ledbury and turn off to Forthampton. At the duck pond turn left and follow the road to the end.
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WE COME TO YOU
WE WILL COLLECT AND DELIVER YOUR PRESCRIPTION FREE OF CHARGE Just bring your prescription to our branch and we will have it ready for collection or delivery to your home within two working days! We also make and deliver dosette trays
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Jenny Steel has done so much over the years to ensure the club runs smoothly. The club was promoted locally and training was arranged for players and directors (The wellknown bridge expert, Andrew Kambites, generously ran a set of directors’ courses here at the club). Jenny has been a director from the early days and has helped players find partners. The committee are assured that they can always call upon her for advice. It is fitting that our 21st Anniversary should be chosen as the date to confer upon Jenny the honour of Lifetime President. Di Davies, founder member and scorer made a cake with edible printed playing cards as icing. Too good to cut, maybe, but Jenny proved as adept with a cake knife as she is with a hand of cards. Other members produced a variety of good-
ies and wine to celebrate this milestone anniversary. We play every Friday evening in Bredon’s Norton Village Hall.
Please see our website www.bridgewebs.com.br edon for further information. By Mike Barrett, Hon. Chairman
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OSTEOPATHY ADVICE with Katie Hogg, Two Rivers Osteopathy
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I thought I would broach a controversial topic this month. Joint supplements have become very readily available in the last decade. The most commonly recommended one is Glucosamine and Chondroitin HCC. This is the main building block to cartilage Although taking this supplement does not rebuild cartilage, it has been shown to help reduce the rate of deterioration. It is however, still a fairly new supplement and long term use needs to be analysed. The current recommendation for dosage is 1500mg per day. However, a loading dose of double this is recommended for 2-3 months before settling on a standard dose. This supplement has been used by vets in animals for some time and benefits are seen in arthritic animals. Another supplement often suggested to help with joints is cod liver oil. This oil provides the body with the main precursors to producing its own anti-inflammatories, therefore alleviating underlying daily stresses. If you are considering taking a supplement talk
to a medical professional about any interactions it may have with any of your current medication. By Katie Hogg T. 01684 296884
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POSTEOLATES Did you know that Graham Monck (Pilates Plus) and Katie Hogg (Two Rivers Osteopathy) have teamed up to provide a hands on and interactive educational Pilates rehab class? Learn how to use pilates moves and techniques to alleviate musculoskeletal conditions under the supervision of an Osteopath. The classes will have no more than 4 people and whilst Graham takes the class, Katie will provide assistance, treatment if necessary and personal advice specific to your condition. This class is an educational tool for people to begin to understand how Pilates can benefit them and their condition long-term and give you the confidence to seek classes or practise Pilates at home to maintain musculoskeletal function. 4 classes are £100. This get you 2:4 ratio assistance with qualified Pilates instructor and a registered Osteopath. Initial consultation is required with the Osteopath in order to establish your underlying condition and understand the issues you may have (normally £50, if booked in conjunction with the classes, this will be charged
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Katie Hogg (Two Rivers Osteopathy) at £30). Special offer of £130 until the end of 2019 (consultation and 4 classes. Please mention this article when book-
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Poetry and Music at alison’s bookshop in aid of The Altzheimer’s Society Following the success of their poetry evening in June, alison’s bookshop has teamed up with local poet Charlie Markwick to promote his poetry pamphlet “Orienteering”. Charlie is making a donation to The Altzheimer’s Society for each book he sells. An evening of poetry supplemented by some story telling, and intermingled with music will held be at alison’s bookshop on Wednesday October 23rd at 19.00 hrs. Charlie Markwick is a professional storyteller based in Gloucestershire. His poetic journey started in May 2017 when he found himself caring for his wife Molly who had dementia. He started exploring ways of expressing his emotions about being a carer Then about being bereaved. Now he's moved on to explore many other topics. He is particularly
interested in the work of Matsuo Bashō and has created a show called Orienteering. In it he uses a fusion of prose and poetry to communicate the struggles of caring for someone with dementia. “Orienteering” is his first published pamphlet, and contains the poetry in the show. Tish Camp has volunteered to compere the evening. Tish is a poet, writer and singer, originally from London, of Trinidadian Irish mixed heritage. She has lived in Tewkesbury for over 10 years. She has performed in
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Gloucestershire and throughout the South of England, as well as London and even in Barcelona. She has plans to publish her own anthologies. Carol Sheppard has always lived in Gloucestershire, spending the first three years of her life in Bushley. She grew up on a dairy farm and now lives in the Forest of Dean. She is a playwright and a poet, her play “The Drop of a Pin” toured Gloucestershire in 2017. Carol’s many poems have been published in anthologies, magazines and literary journals. She is an active member of Gloucestershire Poetry Society. Then for something a little bit different, Darren Hoskins. A storyteller and shepherd from the Forest of Dean, attempts to tell stories where clown and stand-up meet...! Chipping Campden based musicians, Tim, Graham and Andy have been playing Folk music together for a long time and under various different guises. Their friendship with Charlie goes back almost as long as they have been playing and they are very happy to add a musical
texture to what promises to be a very special evening. Please make a note in your diary for this charity event. Wednesday October 23rd 19.00. Doors open by 18.30 hrs. The venue alison’s bookshop and musicroom, 138-139 High Street, Tewkesbury.
Nigel and Liz of Cafe au Chocolat, right next door to alison’s, have offered to stay open late that evening so anyone wishing to have a refreshing cup of coffee, or invigorating treat of hot chocolate can sit and relax before heading down to alison’s bookshop by 18.30 hrs. alison’s bookshop will be donating 10% of all sales during the evening to The Altzheimer’s Society. By Ian B Nicholson, Owner/Manager alison’s bookshop
YOUNG IDEAS By Sofia Hasa, aged 9 Sofia popped into Tewkesbury’s Rosado Lounge at the Cross, and said “It is a great place to eat and they are very kid friendly with many dishes aimed at all ages including Breakfast day meals. Some readers may be interested in winning Roses Theatre tickets in the Elf, Christmas lights competition too, so please join in the fun.” To enter this competition to raise funds for the Christmas lights, just pop in to Ell Hair in Barton Street, pay £1, pick up an entry form, design an Elf and write a short story. Jack Boskett will be the judge and pick a winner at the Christmas lights switch on.
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Work will start shortly on expanding their terracotta and glazed pot area such is the demand for container gardening. The couple’s Garden Centre at Toddington, only a ten minute drive away, will be relocating here towards the end of the year as their lease expires on their current site. Customers of the Garden Centre will find a very warm welcome as
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Newtown W.I. At our September meeting Margaret Daniels thoroughly entertained us with her ‘Poetry and Prose’. The subjects of her poems ranged from children performing Nativity plays to leaving home for University, husbands, dogs, the county of Gloucestershire and much more. She captured what we had all experienced in similar situations and is truly the talented ‘Bard of Barnwood’. It was good to chat over a glass of wine and some nibbles and catch up on holiday gossip. The next meeting is on October 9th when Phillip Wilkinson will talk about ‘Great British Brands’. There will also be a ‘Bring and Buy’ with a Harvest theme. If you are interested in joining us we meet at Tirlebrook School starting at 7.30pm. Please telephone 01684 292067 for more information.
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3rd Tewkesbury Rainbows visiting Tewkesbury Abbey On Monday 15th July, 3rd Tewkesbury Rainbows visited Tewkesbury Abbey. The girls and leaders had a great time learning about the Abbey. Such as you need 19 Rainbows to surround one of the Norman Pillars, the importance of water in worship and how to light the thurible. All the Rainbows enjoyed having a go at ringing the Alter bells. Finally the Rainbows renewed their promises and Father Sebastian presented badges, including three “Pot of Gold” badges to those who have reached the end of Rainbows, and now move onto Brownies. After a blessing all the girls went home wearing pin badges with “Our Lady of Tewkesbury” on them
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to remind them of their visit, to remind them of their promise to be good citizens in the wonderful town of Tewkesbury and to remind them that God and His friends are always loving them. Tami Taylor, Rainbow Leader said, “We have had a fantastic time tonight, learning about Tewkesbury Abbey and I just want to say a big
thank you to Father Sebastian and everyone at the Abbey for letting us visit tonight”. If you would like to volunteer and join in the fun, Tewkesbury Division Girl Guides are currently looking for more Leaders for all our Guiding sections in Tewkesbury, Winchcombe, Bishops Cleeve and surrounding
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Pavilion Broadway to Unveil Brand-New Photography Studio
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exciting time for Pavilion Broadway. The photo studio marks the first of many investments we are making to improve our customer experience digitally. We have confidence that the photo studio will set us apart from other retailers as we will now have the ability to provide unique, high-quality product imagery. Not only will this strengthen our online and in-store customer journey, but we will also have the capacity to offer a greater online catalogue of exclusive products, matched with spectacular one of a kind photography.” First examples of new photography will be visible on the website from the beginning of August at www.pavilionbroadway.co.uk. Alternatively, for more information, visit their Ashchurch showroom located just off the A46 on the Tewkesbury Retail Park.
This innovative technological advancement is a first for Pavilion Broadway, seeing their newest and most popular products brought to life in exclusive photography. The introduction of a professional photography studio marks a major step forward for this family-run business, demonstrating Pavilion Broadway’s extent of growth and recognition as a distinguished brand. Over the past 11 years, Pavilion Broadway has seen their boutique Cotswold furniture shop expand into a 28,000 sq/ft designer furniture showroom based in Ashchurch, Tewkesbury. As one of the few independently owned retailers in the UK to invest in this type of cutting-edge technology, Pavilion Broadway is demonstrating a significant advancement in online and in-store customer experience, set to change the game within the furniture and interior design industry. The new photography suite will be built with state-of-the-art camera and lighting equipment and will feature a 5metre turntable to create a series of exceptional, high-quality images. Situated within a newly renovated area of
Local designer furniture retailer, Pavilion Broadway, is set to reveal their first-ever professional photography studio. The company has invested £50,000 in this specialist workspace which will be dedicated to taking high resolution and high-quality images using cutting-edge 360 technology. The project is set for completion by the beginning of August 2019.
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MUSEUM AUTUMN TALK SERIES Trinity Church Hall 䡵 1st OCTOBER: The long history of the Severn Ham: Joanne Raywood. 䡵 22nd OCTOBER: The High Road and Low Road to Gloucester: Steve Goodchild. 䡵 5th November: Tewkesbury Mop Fair: Steve Perry. 䡵 19th November: The history of Dowty’s: Ally McConnell. 䡵 3rd December: The Battle of Nibley Green: Adam Dolling. Talks are in the Trinity Church Hall, starting at 7.00. Admission £3, includes tea and cake.
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䡵 Volunteers from GE Aviation at the end of a busy day renovating Twyning School Secret Garden Twyning School has been successfully educating local generations of children and preparing them for secondary school and adult life for over 100 years. The school is currently operating at full capacity. Earlier this year Governors launched a campaign to raise funds for the improvement of the playground and outdoor areas so that the children can spend time more productively out-of-doors. Thanks to sponsorship and donations from local individuals, businesses and groups the first project – renovation of the Secret Garden – has been completed, including the creation of a new outdoor classroom area. Over two days in August, 11 fantastic volunteers from GE Aviation painted, pruned and planted to transform the space and local artists Hilary Davies and Helen Reynolds have painted murals on the fences and sheds. New benches and a solar fountain complete the picture. What a fantastic surprise for pupils and staff on their return to school for the autumn term! A ‘grand opening’ is planned to thank everyone who has supported this work. Fundraising continues for outdoor improvement including extending the grassed area, new play and gym equipment and tables and chairs for lunchtime and breaks. We are appealing to local businesses and the community to support the school for the benefit of current and future pupils. Contact Carol Chapman, 01684 293527, if you would like to know more about our plans or can help us in any way.
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Tewkesbury’s New Mediterranean Restaurant, Opens in Style
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Christmas Present ideas? Come and see our delightful window display, designed and dressed by local,quality wooden toy manufacturer, Orange Tree Always a Friendly Welcome Theo’s Mediterranean restaurant held a special pre opening evening, where guests enjoyed a selection of Greek dishes prepared by Chef and joint owner Jason Vivier, along with music from Bambos, a live traditional Basouki player. Nicki Halford, one of the partners said, “We are very pleased and proud of Theo’s and the work Jason, Tilly and Team have done to get this enterprise off the ground. It’s been a dream venture for all of us. We hope Tewkesbury and it’s visitors will enjoy their food experience at Theo’s.”
Local RNLI volunteers in Tewkesbury are launching a simple new fundraising idea called Betty’s 5p Pots, named after the scheme’s originator, Betty Frith, from the RNLI’s Hertford Branch. Betty’s 5p Pots uses recycled mini jam jars (the individual portion size) which people fill with 5p coins and, once full, return the jar, donating the contents to the RNLI. When full, each Pot contains about £2. After dropping off the full Pot at the local distribution outlet, supporters can pick up a new one and start all over again. Kim and Adam Yaxley at Sapphire Gifts in Tewkesbury have very kindly agreed to act as the local distribution outlet for Betty’s 5p Pots, which should also be returned to them when full. They can be found at 140 High Street, next to Alison’s Bookshop. Andy Fogden, from the local RNLI fundraising branch, said, “This is a very simple idea that has really taken off around the country. Not only does it raise valuable funds for the RNLI but it provides a very practical means of recycling all those little glass jars.”
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Probus Faces the Home Front and Lessons of War Probus meetings are always interesting and we recently ventured into two contrasting and challenging subjects that provided new understandings and insight. On 3rd September, at an open meeting with members and wives, Megan Farmer, an experienced foster carer, explained how she took on a life with her own and other people’s children. Megan balanced care for her own three children with ninetyeight successive placements of young children, including tiny infants (and triplets). Moving between family and foster carers is often confusing and stressful. Megan explained the perceptions of the foster child, who had to learn how things are done in their new, temporary, home. Children may be guided into everyday behaviours and conventions that they may never have known before, such as using a knife and fork, and toileting. Looking at the world through the foster child’s eyes introduced us to traumas, confusion, and, in some cases, fears that the child had to be helped through. The foster carer is the front-line service where patience, affection and flexibility come to the fore. If that was not
enough, then the carer will also have to work with the court, support social workers, schools and, possibly, the police too. The evidence came through strongly that teamwork is vital for the sake of the child, but also for each of the professionals involved and, particularly, the foster family. On 10th September, members heard how Guernica, a Spanish town, became part of world history by virtue of being bombed, in 1937, during the Spanish civil war. New, ‘blitzkrieg’, tactics, supported and funded by Nazi Germany, legitimised attacks on civilians as a ‘shock and awe’ strategy. It was a seed that produced such fruit as the bombing of civilians in London and Coventry, Dresden, Hiroshima and on to Syria today. Guernica, we heard, became a powerful symbol because a noninvolved world audience felt the true meaning of war in the days before television and internet news. Pablo Picasso’s massive painted mural ‘Guernica’ captured a
howl of protest, representing fear and destruction. This painting circulated outside Spain and still today a copy is on the wall of the UN Security Council chamber. In a talk full of detail and new insights, Fiona Morison helped Probus members to see how the civil war spread and General Franco’s right-wing nationalists seized power from the elected Republican government, at a time when fascism was rising in Europe. Nazi Germany used the
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WHEN THE SKIES LIGHT UP! This year’s annual bonfire and firework display, organised by the Rotary Club, will take place at the Vineyards on Saturday 2nd November. The evening begins at 6pm, and admission is free, but donations to the Rotary Clubs charities are always welcome.
and the action takes place in Mesopotamia, India and South Africa. There is a bit of Nigel's family history contained in the book as Nigel's grandfather served during the Boer War in South Africa, where he saved a man in battle. Whilst this book is fiction, that small detail forms the story line of Nigel's novel. A British officer and his team take wounded, starved and dehydrated British soldiers off a barge when it arrives in Basra. They are sent on to Bombay to an Indian hospital.
The officer recognises one individual as the man who saved his life back in South Africa. Forty years ago Nigel recalls reading a book of which one paragraph stuck in his mind. After retiring from the hotel trade, that mental note became his first book: “I read about a British Major who was reading the Bible the night before a battle with the Turks. “He discovered a mirrored battle had taken place in biblical times. He copied the tactics and triumphed.” The subsequent research Nigel undertook has now led to three books with another on the way. Nigel will be at Alison's between 10am and midday on Saturday October 19th. He will be delighted to talk about his books, and to sign copies of ‘From Eden to Babylon,’ which could be personalised to family members as a special festive gift. ‘From Eden to Babylon’ is in paperback and is priced @ £ 8.99.
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Gary and Sandra Lawson of the Village inn, Twyning commissioned local artist Brandon Higgins, to paint these stunning Remembrance day murals on the doors of their pub. The paintings are vivid, the sunlit cloud in the evening sky is particularly spectacular, sure to draw attention to the seriousness of the messages they carry.
TEWKESBURY ART SOCIETY A.G.M. Is being held on Tuesday 1st October, At the Methodist Church Hall, By The Cross, Barton Street, Tewkesbury. 10.30am sharp. Followed by Own Painting and Bring and Buy sale (Art items/ material only). Refreshments available.
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TEWKESBURY ART SOCIETY DEMONSTRATION By artist Tim Wilmott, In Watercolour, “Local scenes”. Tuesday 15th October. from 10.15am until 12.30pm At the Methodist Church Hall, By the Cross, Barton Street, Tewkesbury. Refreshments available. Entrance £5.00 for non members. The Hall is Disabled friendly.
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TOUCHING SOULS TEAROOM: TEWKESBURY ABBEY Feeding the soul and feeding the body go hand in hand at Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire with the ‘Touching Souls’ tearoom a prime example of how community and charity enterprise works for all concerned. There is only a limited, though substantial, amount of charity money in the market with each charity pulling on our heartstrings to make us donate to their cause. Often this is driven by natural disasters or the consequences of man made atrocities such as war, where images of those most affected are projected into our minds and we dig deep into our pockets to help. Sometimes it is through personal tragedy with the setting up of memorial funds. But what of the day to day activities of the 150,000 UK registered charities vying for our money. Some sit back on their laurels knowing
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Whilst the Abbey provide the ubiquitous tea and coffee the numerous charities from the local area, currently about 25 and too many to mention individually, come in and provide a range of simple lunches and additional cakes and bakes that they wish using the facilities within the Touching Souls tea rooms.
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LONGDON DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB - Latest The Club was saddened to learn that one of its members and longtime Twyning resident, Gordon Baker, passed away a short time ago. Gordon was a regular attendee at Club meetings and will be greatly missed. On a lighter note, Sam Haycock has been a member of the Club for 30 years; joining the Club soon after its inception. To celebrate this occasion, Sam was presented with a certificate and lifetime membership by Club Chairman Graham Francis (on the left). Recently the Club was
pleased to welcome two new members, Jeremy Horsefall and Jerry Wilkes. It is hoped that they will soon feel at home and enjoy the friendship and range of events that the Club has to offer. In late August a group formed of Club members and guests had the opportunity to visit the
Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR). The day started for most members of the Group by enjoying breakfast at the Flag and Whistle café at Toddington, followed by a steam-hauled circular rail trip. The 10:00 train was boarded and travelled to Cheltenham Racecourse, hauled tender-first by immaculate 7903 Foremarke Hall. Club member John Westcott is shown with guest Jane Thomas at the Racecourse station.
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TEWKESBURY CHRISTMAS MARKET Planning has already commenced for the annual Tewkesbury Christmas Market and switching on of the Lights. This year the date is Sunday 24th November. All the usual attractions of 70 market stalls, funfair, Town Band and Ukuleles will be here along with the falcons and reindeer that joined us for the first time last year. Father Christmas will be here as well but this year there will be an added incentive as there will be an opportunity for one member of the public to join Father Christmas and help him switch the lights on. The event is organised by a committee of volunteers from the town who work hard to raise the annual costs of £8000. We have already started by running the Touching Souls Tea room which raised over £600 and we will do it again on September 28th. Please join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake to help us reach our target. There will be a Coffee Morning at Kellands in Barton Street in October. The major raffle will again be organised by Andrews. A Crowdfunding page will soon be set up and one of the donors will be selected to help Father Christmas switch on the lights. Details soon to be available on Facebook and website. There will be an opportunity to Sponsor A Bulb with the stars going on to the tree much earlier this year. Work is underway to improve the lighting and to solve the problems that we have encountered caused by adverse weather conditions. If you have any ideas or would like to help, please visit our Facebook page.
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After an engine ‘runaround’ the train then travelled to Broadway, the newest station on the GWSR and completely rebuilt by volunteers. After a leisurely walk into town and light refreshment, the Group caught a train back to Toddington, arriving in the early afternoon. This trip enabled members and guests to socialise and to see some very pleasant countryside, particularly between Winchcombe and Broadway. Longdon District Probus Club attracts members from a wide area around Tewkesbury. It meets on most Monday mornings at the Hunters Inn, Buckbury (together with social events and occasional trips out, such as the one above) and talks on a variety of topics are planned to take place throughout the year. If you would like to join the Club, or perhaps come along as a guest, then in the first instance please contact the Club secretary, John, at firstname.lastname@example.org By Roy Thomas.
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Nintendo Switch prize, won by local driver Mr B Briggs of Tewkesbury was in for a nice surprise after he had booked his vehicle in to local garage, R P Motors on Northway trading estate, he received a Nintendo Switch from the Autocare Summer promotion, after taking part in the national draw run by the organisation. R P motors are members of Autocare, a well respected network of over 750 garages across the UK. Owner Rahul Gokani commented â€œCustomers are eligible to participate if they have a service, MOT test or a repair carried out with
us between the 1st October and the 30th November 2019. We are currently running a special Winter check for those wishing to prepare for the months ahead, so why not book in with us soon and be in for a chance to win a great car and other prizes.â€?
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Jack England and Will Newman in the brand new gentlemens salon
New barbering studio brings a taste of international style to town Last month saw the opening of a brand new concept barber shop. Studio Sixty, based at no. 60 the High Street, is the ultra-modern brand new business founded by local boy Jack England. After learning his trade in Cheltenham’s hairdressers and barbers and finding inspiration down under working in Australia, Jack has come home ready to shake things up in his home
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town with his own business for the first time. The big difference for Studio Sixty however isn’t just its ultra modern, stylish décor and slick vibes, but its modern booking system. Operating on an appointments only basis, Jack and fellow barber Will Newman get to spend more time with each client, getting to know them, getting the sharpest cut just right, all while allowing the busy man to be in and out during his lunch break. Jack said “I didn’t want to be just another walk in and wait barber shop. They absolutely have their place, but as this is my business I wanted to bring something new to Tewkesbury. As a barber if you’re doing walk ins with a queue you can be doing up to 4 cuts an hour. At Studio Sixty I’m doing a maximum of two in that time Have a haircut with us and you can know exactly when you’ll be in and out. You can fit it in with your life and not be waiting around.” Jack added “The shop is looking cool, the music you’ll hear is current and the haircuts, products and vibe are modern, but absolutely everyone is welcome. We’re not too cool for anyone to come in and treat themselves to a haircut.” Studio sixty is open Monday to Saturday, with a late night opening till 8pm on Thursdays and is at 60 High Street Tewkesbury.
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WORK SET TO START ON TEWKESBURY OUTLET CENTRE NEXT AUTUMN Cheltenham-based developer Robert Hitchins Ltd and leading European outlet operating company ROS Retail Outlet Shopping have unveiled plans for ‘Designer Outlet Cotswolds’ to be built at junction 9 of the M5 motorway near Tewkesbury. be one of the most A planning applicaThe 195,000 sq ft outlet accessible retail and tion for 850 homes, village will be opened in leisure destinations in school and local centre two phases and will feathe UK for residents and to the south has also ture some 90 retail visitors to the area alike. been submitted and is units, restaurants and As well as the nearby awaiting determination. cafes. Construction is M5 motorway, the site is ‘Designer Outlet due to start on site in adjacent to the A46 Cotswolds’ will feature autumn 2020 with the trunk road which links aspirational brands first phase expected to to the M42. across fashion, athopen towards the end of As a result, more than leisure, footwear and 2021. 21 million vehicles pass lifestyle at up to 70% off The architecturallythe development each RRP throughout the year appealing designer vilyear. along with quality lage will benefit from a Additionally, the site restaurants and coffee sizeable local catchment, is close to Ashchurchshops. millions of vehicles for-Tewkesbury railway The scheme will be an passing near the site station on the main easily accessible, aspiraeach year, and high visiBristol–Birmingham tional premium outlet tor numbers to one of main line. village and is expected Britain’s top tourism Simon Tothill, to attract shoppers from regions. Property & Development the Bristol to BirmingLocal shoppers are Director of Robert ham M5 corridor. expected to account for Hitchins Ltd, said: More than 9.8 million over half of total annual “Designer Outlet people live within 90 revenue with passing Cotswolds will be an minutes’ drive of the site traffic plus tourism preeye-catching developand the population withdicted to provide the ment reflecting the in 60 minutes is some remainder. architecture and materi42 per cent greater in The scheme is part of als of the historic towns number than the avera wider retail developand villages of the age for other UK outlet ment including a new Cotswolds. centres. 81,800 sq ft garden cen“We’ll be creating a The catchment within tre, alongside the existstate-of-the-art retail thirty minutes’ drive ing M&S Simply Food destination with contime is particularly afflustore, Starbucks and BP temporary and adaptable ent and fast growing and petrol filling station units suited to the needs will represent up to half which, combined, will of modern shopping and of the visitor numbers. provide additional dining.” The development will attractions to the site.
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READERS WRITE to Tewkesbury Direct FUNDRAISING FOR ACORNS CHILDREN’S HOSPICE DEAR TEWKESBURY DIRECT: We are slowly amassing a store of knitted animals. ready for next Easter. So far this year 400 have been knitted, and we also have some left over from last Easter left over to add to this total. It has been too hot during the summer months to do too much knitting, but two or three of our stalwarts have persevered and kept on producing. We do need more knitters and/or stitcher-uppers! So if you think you could help, or know of someone who might be willing, do please let us know. We raised £3,000 last Easter with no expenses - and would like to raise this sum again, or hopefully surpass it with your help, to support Acorns Children’s Hospice. We were so fortunate this year that we didn’t have to buy any chocolate eggs. We cannot guarantee that will happen again, but are optimistic that it will. We have some new species being knitted - we shall have to see what materialises! Thank you for all the donations of wool, and thanks again to Louise from Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts and to Tewkesbury Direct for organising this. Thanks also to Kerry at M&Co for liaising with the knitting group at The Roses Theatre on Wednesday mornings. Unfortunately we lost Tewkesbury Cookshop last month, so if anyone has any contacts or ideas as to where we might sell the Easter animals, do get in touch. Thank you to everyone for supporting us yet again.
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OUR ALLEYWAYS by Steve Goodchild
CLARK’S ALLEY Clark’s Alley links Red Lane, alongside the Mill Avon, to the High Street. It is unique amongst accessible alleys in having lines of raised brick in the paving up the slope from the river, to give purchase to those manoeuvring heavy loads. There is a similar feature in the adjacent Care’s Alley, but this is now closed to the public. The alley must have been one of the last to be paved, in 1901, together with Care’s Alley. The pump was probably removed at the same time and the well filled in. A short while ago,
the we were reminded of the well location when a sink hole appeared. The alley name has changed several times through the years. In 1820 it was Clerk’s Alley, which may be a misspelling of the present name. In 1842, Dobbins’ Alley (William Dobbins owned 50 High Street, the front house)
and in 1870 there is reference to Wilkinson’s Alley. Katherine Clarke, for whom the Alley was possibly named, was a schoolmistress running a dame school from the front house. In 1841, there were two teachers with her and eight resident pupils. The ‘Tewkesbury Register and Magazine’ of 1849, though, suggests that John Wilkinson, the Parish Clerk, lived in the alley and it became known as the Clerk’s Alley. It said that in the great flood of 1770 he drove a large nail into the wall to mark the height of the water, which was there for many years.
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The alley was never heavily populated. By the nineteenth century there were no more than four houses. The lower end of the burgage plot had at some time in the past been incorporated into the garden of the next house, 51 High Street (Now the bar of the Tudor House). Opposite the bottom of the alley was a slip, which was filled in in 1923, having become a dumping ground for refuse. This was principally used for delivering coal. A coal yard in the alley had previously been a slaughter house, closed in about 1890.
The occupants of the alley were generally solid, law-abiding citizens following a wide range of occupations. Possibly the most notable was Mrs Fletcher, nee Tovey. Born in 1822, she became a Tewkesbury centenarian. Her husband, a gunsmith, died from the effects of a fire he was fighting whilst a young man and left her with six children to bring up alone. She died in the workhouse infirmary in 1924. To get a glimpse of the struggle that poor people must have had, Elizabeth Wright can be followed through the census for thirty years in the same tiny alley cottage. In 1841, aged 40, she was married to Joseph, a labourer and lived with two young daughters and a 25 year old relative, probably from an earlier marriage, a washerwoman. By 1851, she was a widow. In the house were her two daughters; Emma (16) a charwoman and Amelia (15) a silk throwster. There was also her son from her earlier marriage, a waterman, with his wife and four children, all described as paupers. There was also a ‘visitor’, a silk weaver. Eleven people in all! By 1861, the household was reduced to nine. Her daughter-in-law was also a widow, Emma had left, presumably married, and there were six grandchildren, with three surnames. All over eleven years old were in employment. By 1871, the family was gone. Only one house in the alley was occupied. In 1936, the council issued a demolition order. The site was incorporated into the garden behind the house adjoining, now the bar of the Tudor House Hotel. Nowadays, the footprint of the cottages is occupied by the bar’s toilet block. More recently, cottages in the adjoining Bray’s Court have been replaced with new cottages facing on to Clark’s Alley, so there are people living in the alley again, but in far better conditions that their predecessors.
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November Fireworks Lee Hicks of Cheltenham Fireworks writes; Cheltenham Fireworks are back again! bigger and better! After sadly being broken into and all our stock stolen in 2018 not to mention the damage caused to our shop we would like to say a big heart felt thank you to everyone that rallied around and helped us get back up trading the day after, also a huge shout out to all our customers new and old that have supported us if it wasn’t for you guys we would of found it hard to hold our heads high and stay positive. New and exciting times ahead of us this year we are adding more new fireworks to our range from the likes of Brothers Pyrotechnics, Ghengis, Celtic just to name a few.
This along with a freshly refitted shop and a brand new website that hopefully will go live by the time you read this, enabling you to peruse our full range
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informed decision as to if the firework is right for the size area you have for your display, also videos for each product in our range so you can view before you buy. You will also now be able to purchase your fireworks online with our click and collect or delivery system for those of you that haven’t the time to pop in and peruse our stunning showroom. After months of testing to ensure we choose and stock the very best fireworks available to the public most of which are used at professional displays you will not be left feeling disappointed and they will cost you no more than inferior
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be talking about it for weeks after. As of October we will be open all year round to cater for all your needs including offering professional display packages for weddings, birthdays what ever the event, we will work with you to ensure it goes with a bang! To give back to the community we are currently looking to organise a charity firework event date to be announced so for this and to be in with a chance to win hundreds of pounds worth of fireworks on our weekly competitions give us a follow on Instagram and Facebook. See our advertisement on the front page.
“Our team from Tewkesbury’s Bods Custom Cycles went to Pendine Sands with our Land Speed Bike “Rock Bottom”. On the Saturday we ran 6 times on the beach, making modifications after each run, getting faster and faster each time. “We were almost at our target time to beat the current land speed record of 84.9 mph on the standing start 1 mile course. On the 5th run we were convinced we had it, only to miss top gear, running the course at 82.2 mph in 4th gear, so that left it until last minute to break the record. It was all hanging in the balance, head down and away I went, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th tucked in I passed the chequered flag. When I returned we had done a new land speed record of 85.5mph, we were ecstatic. “On Sunday we managed to run some good times, beating another record in the flying ¼ mile, recording a time of 86.9 mph adding a 2nd record for our Herald 250cc land speed racer, “Rock Bottom” which now holds a total of 4 land speed records, not bad for a small independent motorcycle shop from Tewkesbury.”
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A new lease of life for the Old Post Office in Kemerton
EVENTS at The Old Post Office, Kemerton Knit and Natter: Every Wednesday 2-4pm. All ages and abilities welcome, bring your knitting and have a natter and a cuppa. Chunky Arm Knit Blanket Workshop with The Chunky Needle: October 17th 6.30-8.30pm. Book directly instore or email email@example.com. Ring Carving Workshop: Wednesday 6th November. Carve a unique ring to be made into solid silver 6.30-8.30pm £65. Book instore or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kemerton has breathed a new lease of life into its village shop; the former post office has relaunched as a vintage furniture and antique shop, with cafe and village shop provisions. Serving fresh barista coffee, a range of gourmet cakes from independent bakers, winter soups, savoury bites and cream teas, The Old Post Office Shop also has an ever changing array of unique objects and furniture…Everything is for sale! Keen to promote local produce, everything is sourced locally and the ethos behind the shop is sustainability. Creative evening workshops will run from October offering everything from jewellery making to macrame and screen printing and current opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 10-4pm. You can find updates on Facebook or Instagram until the new website launches.
The Crown Inn, Kemerton, Refurb and New offers The Crown celebrates its new refurb with the launch of two new weekly nights, Fizz Fridays and a Steak Night. Perfectly located at the foot of Bredon Hill and
surrounded by beautiful walks in stunning countryside, The Crown has gained a strong reputation for good vibes, a warm welcome and one of the best Sunday lunches around. With
cosy B&B accommodation and a pub garden. Fizz Fridays, Prosecco bottle £17.99 Fish and chips £10. Steak Night Tuesdays, £15 rump steak with chips/tomatoes/mushrooms. £40 for two ppl: Whole Camembert
Bottle house wine 2 steaks Keep an eye on our facebook page for news of their hugely popular live music gigs: instagram.com/thecrowninn_kemerton, facebook.com/crowninnkemerton.
The Fox and Hounds Bredon Relaunch The Fox and Hounds will be under new management from October. Now owned by Donnington Brewery, the pub will reopen on October 10th with a full refurb and brand new menu, run by Lee Martin, of The Crown Inn and Lakefest Festival fame. The team aim to bring an exciting new food offering to the area, and add to the strong community vibe in Bredon.
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Tewkesbury Italian restaurant’s anniversary is simply “Magnifco” On Wednesday 11th September, the family run Italian restaurant, Zitto e Mangia celebrated their fifth anniversary in Tewkesbury High Street. Natasha and the team have served thousands of dishes since they opened in 2014 and have welcomed customers from far and wide. Natasha said “It’s been a tremendous honour to have the support
of the Tewkesbury community since we opened, I’m looking forward to the next five years! We have some lovely regular customers who come in on a weekly basis now without fail, they all feel like they’re part of the Zitto family.”
The freshly made food is cooked to order by Italian Chefs who work effortlessly to conjure up a host of delicious dishes suitable for everyone to enjoy including those with special dietary requirements. Natasha said, “We
have noticed that our food has become a signature to so many people, we highly recommend booking in advance, especially with Christmas on the horizon, our busiest time of the year!”
10.30am to 11.30am 11.45am to 12.45pm 2.30pm to 3.30pm 3.45pm to 4.45pm Why do bats hang upside-down? How do they find their way in the dark? What different types of bats live in the UK? How can I encourage them to visit my garden? Bat expert David Endacott will be at the museum with a selection of live, rescued British Bats to explain all about these fascinating creatures of the night. Also displays by the Gloucestershire Bat Group where you can learn about their work and how to join. This is the perfect opportunity to find out the truth about these much misunderstood animals.
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WHAT’S ON AT JOHN MOORE MUSEUM THE WITCH FINDER – A TALK BY JOHN PUTLEY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE ARCHIVES: Saturday 19th October, 11am to 12pm. Is your village plagued by witches? Are you fed up with encountering black cats and worrying about being cursed? Hear tales of Gloucestershire witches & how they were tried & punished in this illustrated, entertaining and spellbinding investigation of the history of witchcraft & witches by John Putley (Learning and Outreach Officer at Gloucestershire County Council). Tickets (available in advance or on the door): £6.00 adult, £4.50 con-
cessions, Children £2.00 (includes admission to the museum). At The Old Baptist
Chapel, Old Baptist Chapel Court, Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RZ. ‘DISCOVERING BATS DAY, A LIVE ANIMAL EVENT: Saturday 26th October 2019. Four sessions to choose from:
Tickets available on the door or in advance from the museum. Adults £6.00 / Seniors & Students £4.50 / Children £2. (Includes admission to The Old Baptist Chapel & The John Moore Museum). At The Old Baptist Chapel, Old Baptist Chapel Court, Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ.
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POSITIVE THINKING with David Slater
An obstacle or an opportunity? You choose! This story takes us way back into the distant past but tells us something which is just as important to us today as it was in way back when, writes David Slater.
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The King of the nation wanted to much for his people to be the best that they could be and, from time to time, he set them what I suppose we would call initiative tests. On the occasion that I am thinking about today, the King had a large boulder placed in the middle of the main roadway that ran through the town. When the rock had been put in place the King found himself a secluded spot from where he could see the
boulder but where no one would be able to see him. He settled down to see if anyone would come along and move the boulder out of the way. Not long after he started to observe the road a group of his own wealthy courtiers came along. They were laughing and talking and interested in nothing but themselves. They simply walked round the boulder. Not long after a group of wealthy merchants came
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by. They were discussing business and trying to establish how they could make the greatest amount of money for themselves. They saw the boulder lying there in the road but simply walked round it. As time went by many, many people came along the road which was the main road of the town, after all. You would be amazed, or maybe you wouldn't, at just how many people noisily and not too politely, moaned and criticised the king for not ensuring that the roads were clear of such obstacles. (Just think how many times you have moaned when you have thought that there was an obstacle in your path!) But, did they do anything to rectify the situation ? You can bet your bottom dollar that they didn't. Not one of them did anything to get the stone moved out of the way. They just carried on along their way moaning and getting increasingly bad tempered. As the afternoon was drawing to a close and workers were slowly making their weary ways back home a solitary man came along carrying an enormously heavy load on his back. When he got to the boulder he stopped, laid down his load, and tried to push the stone out of the road. It was no easy task as you can well imagine.
After a great deal of pushing and heaving he finally managed to get the boulder out of the roadway and onto the verge. He turned back to pick up his load again and carry on with his journey home when he noticed that there was something lying on the road where the boulder had been. He went over to have a look and noticed that it was a leather purse. Inside the purse there were many gold coins and also a note. The note was from the King and explained that the coins in the purse were for the person who moved the boulder from the roadway. The man was overjoyed. This money would make the burden of his hard working life much easier to carry from, now on. So, what does the story actually tell us ? It tells us that what we see as obstacles in our way can actually bring opportunities to make our life better. Some people simply complain about the obstacles and become miserable and bad tempered as a result. Others see the obstacles as a challenge or an opportunity to be tackled and, through their own willingness to act often open new doors for themselves and improve their lives and those of people around them in doing so. David Slater
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RAMBLING AROUND with Jack B. Walker
A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE The village of Elmley Castle is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque of the Bredon Hill villages, writes Jack B. Walker. Being on the north side of the hill, its pretty cottages are largely of ‘black and white’ half timbered construction. Neighbouring villages to the south of Bredon’s slopes tend to be built of stone, and possess a Cotswold character. The north side of the hill is sometimes known
as ‘the dark side’ as it gets less sun in the winter months (nothing to do with the paranormal!) The village has as charm of its own. Here at Elmley you feel you are on the edge of Shakespeare country, and very much walking through history. Queen Elizabeth real-
PHARMACY MATTERS by Peter Badham
New Pharmacy Consultation Service From October your GP surgery and the 111 service will direct patients directly into pharmacy for minor aliments on a formal referral system. The Surgery or 111 will send the pharmacists a summary of the condition via an a secure NHS Email, to save your time when you visit the pharmacy. Our staff are all trained and ready to roll this service out. The scheme is to cut down on waiting times
Peter Badham at the Surgery and to give patients access to high quality advice and support without any delay. Peter Badham
ly did sleep here. But not, as many people believe, in the ancient Castle of Elmley. By the time of her visit, in 1575, the medieval fortress had already fallen into ruin. The Beauchamp family, who once held it as a seat, had already moved on to Warwick Castle. Queen Bess actually stayed in a rather imposing manor house near the church, demolished about 65 years ago. It is from the church at Elmley Castle that this month’s walk begins. Go through the gate and walk to the left of the church (1) and join the path which passes a duck pond on the right. Walk between two paddocks and into a field, then bear right (2), following the boundary until you reach a stile. Cross it (3) and follow the direction of the waymarkers diagonally across the field, passing the ‘lightning tree’ on your right. You are now in the ancient deer park. Today some 500 fallow deer roam Bredon Hill: reputedly they are all descended from a dozen or so who escaped from here in the thirteenth century. The cas-
tle ramparts are above you to the right Go over a footbridge and stile, turn right and go through a metal gate on to a bridleway (4) which can be both muddy and slippy. Follow this uphill route for some distance, using the arrows to direct you to the ridge just below the summit of Bredon Hill, via a wood. Emerge from the wood on to a path and bear right (5). When you reach a gateway on the right (6) go through it, back into the wood, and down until you reach the cross tracks (7). Bear right and follow the trail back down the hill, until you reach a lane. This eventually becomes a tarmac road (Hill Lane) which will lead you back into the village, passing several attractive thatched cottages. Near the bottom, look for a gate into a field (8) Cross the field and rejoin the lane, turn right back to the village.
The castle ramparts, between points 3 and 4 on the route
DISTANCE: 3.25 miles, steep in parts. Ascents can be muddy, stout footwear recommended. PARKING: small car park opposite playing fields, or on street (with respect to residents’ access). REFRESHMENTS: Queen Elizabeth Inn, Elmley MAP: not to scale. OS Sheet 190 recommended.
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A celebration of the biggest, brightest and brashest cars this side of the pond comes to Prescott Hill this month.
On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October the world-famous hillclimb course near Gotherington will host the Anglo American Autumn Classic. As well as two days of track action there will be lots of entertainment off track, including by popular demand the return
of the Demon Drome Wall of Death. For more information visit the website www.prescotthillclimb.com.
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2-6 OCT THE HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW 5-6 OCT THE DOLLS HOUSE & MINIATURES SHOW 9-13 OCT GRAND DESIGNS LIVE BIRMINGHAM www.thenec.co.uk
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