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BISHOP’S CLEEVE

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Dear Reader, Welcome to the March issue of your local community magazine which is packed full of local businesses and fantastic local events, should you be stuck for something to do. March is a busy month with Mother’s Day on the 11th and Good Friday on the 30th. If you enjoy horse racing, then the Cheltenham Festival, which runs from Tuesday the 13th until Friday the 16th, is bound to be highlighted in your diary! Spring is on its way now and as I drive around, I can start to see the daffodils appear, adding a gorgeous splash of colour to the grass verges - it's a sight I really look forward to every year! As we head into Spring, please remember that the clocks go forward 1 hour on Sunday 25th March! If you have a local business and would like to include it in this or any of our neighbouring magazines, please email or call our office to request a Media Pack. If you are a local event organiser, don’t forget that we can publicise your event in our 'What’s On' section. Best wishes, Vicky Muller

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It makes me feel old now to remember my first experiences of central heating. My mates were embarking on a six-week summer holiday at the end of the school term and much to their amusement, at the tender age of 16, I joined British Gas South Western (as it was known then) as a gas apprentice. At the time John Major was the Prime Minister, Jimmy Nail was at the top of the music charts with ‘Ain’t no doubt’, Wayne’s World was at the cinema and the first-generation Ford Mondeo was launched! Yes folks, I’m no spring chicken! My abiding memory of the first day was the highly developed technique engineers had of consuming hot beverages in every property they visited. Eight cups of tea on my first day, each with 2 sugars, was in fact a conservative effort compared to the seasoned professionals! As I sat on the passenger seat, above the somewhat unpredictable suspension of my engineer’s Austin Maestro van during a very long journey home from the Cotswolds,

Over the past 26 years, I have seen some astounding changes in the heating industry. Gas boilers have changed from cast iron lumps with rudimentary controls to stylish, sophisticated machines with a plethora of accessories. I left British Gas after 10 years and worked for Worcester Bosch followed by Vaillant Group and latterly Ideal Boilers as a subcontractor. It was at this point I realised there was a gap in the market for a business offering all the expertise of the big organisations without the ‘big’ price tag. Red Panda Heating was born! We provide expert fault diagnostics, servicing and installation of all gas appliances, central heating systems, hot water systems, oil boilers and renewable technology. Our first employee, Matt Bygrave joined us following 18 years’ experience with British Gas, giving us an impressive combined 44 years knowledge between the two of us. We offer the customer service I remember from my early experiences in the industry, where the quality of workmanship and the customer experience was paramount. For example, you might think a boiler service is ‘standard’, regardless of which Gas Safe business completes it for you. Sadly, this is not the case! The consumer champion Which? recently published a report highlighting the vast differences between boiler services from

different businesses and, in fact, only a very small minority completed all the checks required. A boiler service takes us on average 90 minutes and I would challenge anyone to find a more comprehensive and reassuring process. We know that a service is our opportunity to ensure the boiler meets all the safety standards whilst pre-empting any future problems. Every boiler is set up as per the manufacturer’s instructions and we will advise you of any recommendations without any pressure at all for you to proceed. Every customer receives a fully comprehensive service report and if your boiler requires it, we will validate the warranty for the following year. Due to our vast experience, we are approved by numerous boiler brands and can offer preferential warranties due to our unique relationships. In 2016 we introduced an online booking tool enabling customers to select their own service appointments, with no charge until the job is complete. We narrow the arrival time to just 2 hours and can phone 30 minutes before, leaving you to get on with the more important things in life!

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Cake and Bake Banana and Walnut Loaf If you have overripe bananas in the fruit bowl then don’t bin them – just whizz up this delicious moist loaf cake instead. It will keep for up to 5 days wrapped in greaseproof paper or foil and stored in an airtight tin.

Ingredients: • 175g unsalted butter, softened • 175g light soft brown sugar • 225g self-raising flour • 2 tsp ground mixed spice • ½ tsp baking powder • 3 medium eggs • 75g walnut halves, roughly chopped • 2 large ripe bananas, peeled and mashed with 2 tsp lemon juice • Icing sugar, to dust

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Place the butter, sugar, flour, spice, baking powder and eggs in a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk until thoroughly combined - this will take about 4-5 minutes. Fold in the walnuts and mashed bananas.

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Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 1hour - 1 hour 15 minutes until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

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TIP Add a creamy soft frosting instead of the dusting of icing sugar, if liked. Simply beat 100g full-fat soft cheese with 100g very soft unsalted butter until smooth, then beat in 100g sifted icing sugar.

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Return to Broadway On Good Friday 30th March, the first passenger train since 1960 will draw into Broadway station. This will be a celebration of forty years' hard work by volunteers and supporters of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway who have been re-laying track and building stations from Cheltenham Racecourse station along the route of the former GWR main line to Birmingham. As the photographs show, not only has new track been laid to reach Broadway, but there a replica station has been built from scratch; another testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of hundreds of volunteers. To mark this milestone, I have delved into the archives to discover an account in the Cheltenham Chronicle of the original opening of the line into Cheltenham on 1st August 1906. “8.05am and 8.51am ought to be figures easily remembered in connection with the full opening of the Honeybourne branch, for they are the times in the morning at which the first train ran out of St James'-square Cheltenham, and of the one that came into it. Precisely to time, rail motor-car No.69, with trailer No.6, departed without any ceremony. There were six passengers – three for Bishop's Cleeve, two for Gotherington, and one for Winchcombe. The first train in, No.65 car with No.24 trailer, brought in a goodly freight of 51 passengers, about a dozen of whom came from Evesham, and all were through bookings. It was found that one lady

Broadway station soon after its opening in 1904. It was still unfinished; note the pile of gravel on the platform (Ian Crowder: GWSR) who wanted to go to Birmingham had got into this car by mistake, and was sent back by the next car to Honeybourne for her connecting train. It is interesting to note that Mr R.E. Steel, solicitor of Cheltenham, who was one of the first passengers by the in-train, was also a first passenger from Cheltenham when the Banbury line was opened [1881], and through the Seven Tunnel [1886]. The bookings by the second out-train, at 10.01am, numbered 18, Bishop's Cleeve taking three, Bretforton one, Campden two, Gotherington three, Honeybourne six, Stratford one, and Winchcombe two. Two rail motors will for the present work the traffic. The one, starting from Cheltenham at 8.05am will run via Honeybourne to Moreton in Marsh and return and do a journey to and from Evesham and finish up with a return one to Honeybourne, ending at Cheltenham at 7.18pm. The other car will run chiefly between Evesham and

The magnificent replica station nearing completion when this article was written (Ian Crowder: GWSR)

Cheltenham, via Honeybourne, doing four journeys, the first being at 7.33am and the fourth ending at 9.51pm. There will be two goods trains each way between Honeybourne and Gloucester. From four to four and a half hours are allowed for each journey, including calls and stops at the several stations.” Interestingly none of these early passengers either came from or travelled to Broadway! But the Gloucester Citizen showed itself already to be alive to the tourist potential. On the opening of the line it commented: “The new line passes through a district rich in picturesque scenery and historic interest. The pretty village of Broadway affords many pleasant examples of stone-built houses with quaint decorative qualities.” From the end of this month, you too will be able to travel there by train to enjoy the picturesque scenery and the pretty village.

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The rail motor-car at Winchcombe station. One of a series of postcards of the railway

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Home & Interiors Spring Clean with Style

By Katherine Sorrell

Sweep, brush, wash and scrub. When spring sunlight shows up the corners of your home that need attention, it’s time to pop on your pinny and get to work. And cleaning is so much more enjoyable when the tools you use are both efficient and good-looking.

Tips for efficienT cleaning • For a proper fresh start, begin by tidying all the mess that has built up over the last year. Sort it out into piles of rubbish, things to give away, stuff that needs mending and everything else that needs to find a rightful home. Ta da! You have created much more space in your home and plenty of room to get cleaning. • Be prepared. Work out what jobs you are going to tackle, wear appropriate clothing and gather together all the necessary tools and products. A spacious caddy will come in very handy. • Divide tasks into five key areas: vacuuming, dusting, mopping/ scrubbing, washing and wiping, and polishing. Don’t forget specific jobs such as turning mattresses, spot-cleaning upholstery, cleaning the oven, defrosting the fridge, descaling the shower head and beating rugs. You may also get super-organised and add in those less frequent tasks such as steam-cleaning the carpets or having the chimney swept. • Your basic principles of cleaning should be to work from top to bottom and tackle dry chores before wet ones. Decide whether to do one room at a time or one task at a time throughout the whole house. Put some music on and enjoy the process – your home will be gleaming before you know it.

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Guided Walks of Historic Winchcombe These popular and successful free guided walks started in 2013 and have gone from strength to strength ever since. They are led by local people who are keen to share some of the history of Winchcombe and their enthusiasm for this special town. The 2018 season will start on Easter Sunday, 1st of April 2018. The tours take place at 11.00am and 2.30pm every Sunday from Easter until the end of October. If visitor or resident, everyone who is interested can join and learn more about the fascinating history of Winchcombe – from ancient Saxon Borough to WW2 and beyond. The walks are short (less than a mile) and easy, designed to be accessible to all. They last 1–1¼ hours and use pavements around the town centre. They start at the Winchcombe Tourist Information Office, so why not come along? Places are generally limited to 10 or 12, but larger parties can usually be catered for if pre-booked. We can also provide bespoke tours for interested groups at other times

if we have sufficient notice, these have been very successful in the past. We are always happy to welcome new people to join our band of enthusiastic volunteer guides. As well as sharing the story of Winchcombe it is also a really interesting way to meet visitors from all over the world. So, if you live in or near Winchcombe and are interested in its history and can spare just a few hours a year, why not think about joining our band of volunteer guides in helping to lead these walks? No experience is necessary; just an interest in and love of our town and a willingness to share this with visitors. You would be given training and support and be able to accompany a more experienced guide initially. Further information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Winchcombe - in person; by phone on 01242 602925; or email winchcombetic@tewkesbury.gov. uk. Alternatively, you can email winchwalks.13@gmail.com.

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Get Your Soil into Shape by Pippa Greenwood

A fundamental garden need is good quality soil; it is key to bigger flowers and heavier crops. And there is still time to shape up your soil before the gardening season really begins in earnest. Frosty weather can be useful, as it can save work with heavy clay soil. If you roughly dig or fork it over, the frost will act on the large lumps of clay and break them down somewhat, making them more manageable. Most soils can become badly compacted if you walk or stand on them when they are very wet, especially if the soil is clay or slightly heavy loam. If you can’t avoid walking on wet soil, use a few boards or planks as walkways to spread the load and reduce damage. Forking a heavy soil rather than digging with a spade will reduce compaction, but either way the soil surface usually ends up pretty lumpy. Re-forking, breaking up the large lumps, followed by a final raking will help you get closer to that ‘fine tilth’ often described in gardening books. Adding bulky organic matter such as leaf mould, well-rotted manure or garden compost helps feed the soil naturally

and improves its texture, so that it holds the right amount of moisture for as long as possible – and there is still time to fork this in now. Create free organic matter by making a compost heap or bin, and turn autumn leaves into lead mould, a wonderful soil conditioner. Incorporating some horticultural grade grit or gravel will also help to improve the texture and performance of a heavy clay soil. Avoid builders’ gravel or grit – it can damage or kill garden plants. If you have lots of small stones or larger lumps of flint in your soil, remove them before planting your flowers and vegetables. Some stones are good, but even a lightly stony soil can result in forked or deformed root vegetables. Alternatively, invest in raised beds and fill them with stonefree soil. Manure adds both texture and food for your plants. It should be good quality, with few additives, and free from weeds, especially troublesome ones like nettles, docks and couch grass. In recent years, manure contaminated by the weedkiller used to control weeds in pastureland has devastated plants. Try to buy from

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do you feel that men vs women differ in leadership roles?’ with some funny, albeit diplomatic answers from the male speakers invited up to speak. After a short break came the guests' prepared speeches. First to speak was Nicky Godding, Business and Retail Editor of Business & Innovation Magazine, who provided the audience with statistical evidence showing that boards of directors across all sectors with a percentage of women on the board significantly outperform boards without female representation. Up next was Sam Kandiyali, Director at PR company Target Group, who shared with the group how invaluable requesting feedback from her peers had been early on in her career in helping her become the effective leader she is today. Katharine Sealy, Commercial Director at Northrop

The evening finished with a panel discussion that gave the audience a chance to ask some of their burning questions about the speakers’ experiences as women in leadership roles, the advantages and potential disadvantages of being a woman in a leadership role and how others perceived them. The evening was well attended by Cheltenham Speakers’ Club members and visitors who had arrived through announcements via social media outlets Meetup and Facebook. Jennie Goodrum, Club President, was delighted with the success of the event and had this to say: “It was fascinating to hear about the speakers’ experiences as women in leadership roles in 2018. The event was clearly enjoyed by members and visitors alike, who found it an interesting, engaging and informative evening.” Cheltenham Speakers’ Club meets at 7.15pm every first and third Tuesday of the month in the upstairs room at The Exmouth Arms pub on Bath Road, Cheltenham. For more information go to www.toastmasterclub.org.

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Moving House with Children by Kate Duggan kateduggan.co.uk

The thought of leaving friends and going to a new school, coupled with the anxiety of the unknown, can make moving house very unsettling for children. Kate Duggan recently moved house with ten days’ notice. (She wouldn’t recommend it.) Here are some of her top tips for helping children to cope with a big move. InvolvIng your chIld If possible, take your child to see the new house before the move, and explore the area together. Involve them in small decisions: “Where do you think this should go?” “What colour shall we paint your room?” You could also let your child choose some wall decals for their bedroom and a new duvet cover or rug. That being said, they will want familiar items around them. The day before you move, help them to pack a suitcase with everything they’ll need for the next couple of days, including a favourite teddy, a book, a game and so on.

don’t stress about declutterIng While you may be desperate to declutter ahead of the move, your child may not cope with the extra pressure of giving up toys and clothes, even those that have been languishing in a cupboard for months. Don’t force them into getting rid of things if they don’t want to. You could suggest packing items that they’re not sure about into a box for the loft, with the agreement that you’ll both open it and sort through everything a few months after the move. MakIng faMIly tIMe When your to-do list is three feet long, it’s really difficult to carve out any quality time to spend with your family, but do try. Leaving the boxes for 20 minutes so you can play a board game can help to avoid a potential meltdown later on. All of you will benefit from getting away from the house for a couple of hours now and then, ideally for some fresh air and time to focus on each other.

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Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Cheltenham is a place people can go to for help and support with any of the problems or challenges that they face after a diagnosis of cancer. Under one roof, they can access cancer information from our Cancer Support Specialists (who have a nursing background), benefits advice and psycho-social support – either individually or within one of the many groups and courses we offer. These groups include a Men's club, fitness sessions, carers support courses, relaxation sessions and complementary therapies. A copy and explanation of our programme can be accessed via our website www.maggiescentres/cheltenham, our Facebook page (Cheltenham Maggies) or by coming to see us at the centre. You don’t have to make an appointment or be referred, just drop in! Everything we offer is free of charge, including the cups of tea and, of course, the cake! Come and meet our small professional team of Cancer Support Specialists, benefits advisors, psychologists and fundraisers. Maggie’s is not just about the person living with cancer but also about looking after those who

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Puckrup Hall Golf Club rounds off charity partnership on £19,000 high

for a fun afternoon to enjoy a pig roast, bouncy castle and a vintage ice-cream van, which attracted as many grownups as children!” “The party was followed by a presentation of the winners of the day, a raffle and auction which altogether raised £9420 for Sue Ryder. Everyone involved in organising the day was thrilled with how generous everyone was.”

Front row left to right: Men's captain Phil Schiaffino, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Community Fundraising Manager Kelly Rumble and Ladies' Captain Ros Fenny Back row left to right: Club members Andrew Pearson, Sam Schiaffino and Jo Colman as they presented their final fundraising cheque at the hospice The Captains, members and families of Puckrup Hall Golf Club in Tewkesbury have recently rounded off a year of incredible fundraising by presenting Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice with a cheque for £19,423.55! The club captains both took the decision of supporting the local hospice as their charity of the year after visiting and hearing first-hand about the specialist care the hospice gives. Men’s Captain Phil Schiaffino said, “Sue Ryder have supported many of the past and present captains, members, families and friends of the club, both directly and indirectly. Neil Annis, a member of the Hospice at Home Team at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, is a close friend and member of Puckrup so we knew firsthand the amazing work Sue Ryder do.” Teeing off their fundraising activities with a Captain’s drive in and drive out in January last year, held at the stunning course on the outskirts of Tewkesbury, the Men’s and Ladies’ captains Phil Schiaffino and Ros Fenney have supported the hospice by organising a year-long programme of fundraising events and activities at the club. Charity quiz nights, raffles, auctions, a Captains’ Day and a charity dinner in November coupled with match-

funding from employers and a very generous anonymous donation have seen the club raise over £19,000 for the local hospice. Phil adds, “My wife, Sam Schiaffino with my sister Jo Colman and Andrew Pearson have also manned the Halfway House, a shed between the 8th and 14th holes, serving tea, coffee, cakes and savouries 28 times throughout the year raising funds for the hospice. Allegedly they serve the best bacon rolls in the county and a quarter of a tonne of bacon was cooked on two camping stoves over the year!” Sam said “We couldn’t have done all the baking ourselves so we asked the members and their partners to support us which they all did in abundance. We were overwhelmed to have had this support and felt that it made our fundraising year inclusive to members and non-members alike.” Phil added, “The highlight of the year was Captains’ Day which was a day for all the members, their families and friends. The halfway house was open and there were competitions on various holes around the course to support fundraising and we roped in our families and friends to help out on the day. Once the golf was finished members’ families and friends met up

“Sam’s employer, Npower, matched £500 of funding and we also received match-funding of £2,900 from Zurich who is Jo’s employer. We are all so proud to have been involved with the fundraising which would not have been as successful as it was without the support from our baking community and the extra pairs of hands we roped in – both members and non-members. Our final total was very close to £20,000 and well ahead of the £15,000 target we had set ourselves." Kelly Rumble, Community Fundraising Manager at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice said, “We are absolutely blown away by the kindness and generosity of the Captains and members of Puckrup Golf Club raising this incredible amount for our hospice. This will help our team of expert nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, family support workers and volunteers deliver over 1,080 hours of care for local people living with life-limiting conditions. It will make a huge difference to local families and for this everyone at the hospice shares their heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported the club in their fundraising over the past year.” For more information on Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice visit sueryder.org/Leckhampton For more information on the Puckrup Hall Golf Club visit www.puckruphallgolfclub.co.uk

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This Girl Can (play cricket!) After one year of offering cricket to girls and women from the age of 15 upwards, Woodmancote Cricket Club is delighted with the progress our team has made. We started from absolute scratch in February 2017 with two girls turning up on Saturday afternoons at Cleeve Sports Centre for coaching. But we (and they) stuck with it and the two became four and the four became eight and the eight became sixteen! With the help of our awesome coach Matt Collins from the University of Gloucestershire and our Manager Jane Morgan, we have grown a team that has an awesome spirit of fun. All players are hungry to learn and, I’ll be honest, are pretty good considering they are complete novices. We entered two festivals last summer, run by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board at Westbury on Severn and Frocester, and achieved some great results (four wins and one defeat) as well as enjoying the mass Zumba session organised as a warm-up and receiving new bright orange shirts for the team to use for training sessions. When we started up, we also received some great help from Advent Insurance who sponsor the girls' match shirts. We want the team to grow and continue to learn and compete and already have some more festivals and friendly matches organised for this summer. If you are reading this, thinking that you might be interested in getting involved, then you are very welcome to contact us and join in. Our team is a mixture of netball, hockey and football players, dancers, students and mums. They love to have fun and keep fit and have learned tonnes of new skills and that, with practice, cricket is a game that everyone can play and enjoy. To get involved please e-mail us at woodmancotecricketclub@outlook.com for more details. We train regularly at Cleeve School during the summer and have spaces for new players of any standard available, so come along and get involved. What we would also love to find in the local area is a new team coach. Matt has moved onto new things, so we are looking for someone who is passionate about the game, can be a role model for the team and understands what a great sport cricket is. If you have time to help then again please get in touch. Thanks for reading,

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A Wrose by any other name … by Kate McLelland If British towns and villages lived up to their names, you could visit Coat or Matching Tye to buy a new outfit then pop along to Fryup to satisfy your Greedy Gut, before heading to the pub to Guzzle Down a pint of Beer. You may think these are all places invented by the late Sir Terry Pratchett, but in fact the names mentioned here belong to real villages in Devon, Essex, Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire. The UK’s roads are littered with signposts pointing out destinations that sound funny, rude or – let’s face it – utterly weird. But if you’ve ever wondered why the original residents chose to burden their home town or village with such a name, the answer is, they probably didn’t. Since the name first appeared hundreds or even thousands of years ago, it will have undergone a gradual transformation, being mispronounced or added to by each new group of settlers. LoCaTion, LoCaTion, LoCaTion Our place names originally combined different pieces of information, including the geographical characteristics of the land, residents’ names or occupations and the religion they followed.

The Anglo Saxons were practical in their approach to naming, describing geographical features or the size or type of settlement a traveller could expect to find. The Dorset village of Scratchy Bottom (voted second in a 2012 poll to discover Britain’s worst place name) refers to a hollow place in the landscape where the soil is rough, while the modern city name Birmingham is made up of three different elements: the given name Beorma, the word ‘inga’ (meaning family or tribe) and ‘ham’, meaning homestead. The Normans, who invaded in 1066, were known to rename places to suit their own tastes. For example a village in Essex known as Fulepet (‘foul pit’ in Anglo Saxon) was renamed as Beaumont (‘fair hill’), while Beaulieu (‘fine place’) in Hampshire was given its name by a Norman French landowner who loved the local landscape. GoDS anD SainTS Our town and village names also reflect the country’s religious history, acknowledging the worship of pagan gods and goddesses as well as Christian saints. The war god Woden is reflected in the name Wednesfield (West Midlands) and Wodnesfeld (Essex), while Thursley in Sussex was

originally a sacred spot for the worship of the god Thunor (the name means ‘Thunor’s Grove’). Throughout the UK you’ll also find ancient villages linked to church names. This often occurs when a settlement becomes large enough to warrant the development of a second church. The village is then divided by its church name, for example, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter. If you live in an oddly-named place you’ll probably have learned to put up with outsiders poking fun, but for some the teasing can get a little too much. In 2012 the town of Staines – much derided by Sacha Baron-Cohen’s comic invention Ali G – voted to change its name to ‘Staines-upon-Thames’ in an effort to improve its image. So why don’t residents of our more oddly titled towns and villages do the same? We can only conclude that they love their quirky designations and don’t want to alter them. After all, these colourful names provide an insight into the earliest origins of our cities, towns and villages and it would be a sad day for all of us if they disappeared. Anyone fancy a trip to Great Snoring?

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What's On in March Art Exhibition at Southam

Songs and Whistles: Past and Present Sun 11th March, 4.00pm, Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3QQ Flute - Nicola Shorland; Clarinet - Alison Lambert; Bassoon - Hannah Wrieden. Trio Ébano will perform a delightful selection of singable tunes and some 20th-century whistles. Music from Scott Joplin, Arvo Pärt, Thomas Arne and WA Mozart. A charming concert for your Mothers' Day afternoon. £10 adults, children and mums half price. Tickets available from www.trioebano.co.uk

Musica Vera Concert Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham Conductor: David Dewar; Accompanist: John Wade. Our European Inheritance: An exploration of choral music from five centuries including “Hear my Prayer” (Mendelssohn). Also performing: Major Pipework (Recorders); Conductor: Terry Hobbs. Admission £10.00 at the door. Children under 16 free.

Sunday 3rd March, 10.30am 12.30pm, Southam Village Hall Southam Art Group is hosting an exhibition of their work. Admission £1.50, to include refreshments. N. Cotswold U3A Opera Group Cheltenham Races – The Festival Wednesday 21st March, Posh Charity Pub Quiz Tues 13th - Fri 16th March, 2.00pm, Stanton Village Sunday 4th March, 12.00pm, Cheltenham Racecourse Hall, Broadway, WR12 7NE The Clarence Social, 1 Clarence Tuesday 13th March: Newly-wed Roberto Alagna Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 3NY Champions Day, 10.30am and Angela Gheorghiu in L'Elisir Move Sales and Letting are proud to - 6.00pm. Wednesday 14th March: d'Amore.Visitors welcome. For be hosting a Posh Pub Quiz in aid of Ladies Day, 10.30am - 6.00pm. details please contact Colin Davison Maggie’s Cheltenham Centre. Gather Thursday 15th March: St Patrick's on 01242 603317 or email colin. a table of 4-6 people and enjoy a twoThursday, 10.30am - 6.00pm. Friday davison@hotmail.co.uk. course Sunday lunch (from The Clarence 16th March: Gold Cup, 10.30am Cleeve Chorale Spring Concert Social’s Sunday Lunch Menu) and drinks. 6.00pm. The festival encompasses Saturday 24th March, everything that is great about jump Take part in the fantastic quiz and help 7.30pm, St Michael racing, whilst delivering a fantastic support Maggie’s Cheltenham Centre. and All Angel's occasion as the finest horses, jockeys, There will be a prize for the winning Church, Bishop's Cleeve owners and trainers battle it out for team along with an opportunity to enter The programme will include Faure the highest racing honours. For more the raffle. The Croft and Jones Bar will Requiem, Faure Cantique de Jean information and tickets please be turned into a children’s cinema room Racine, Elgar: Give unto the Lord, visit www.thefestival.co.uk with a mini roast and a drink so bring Brahms: Geistliches Lied Op 30, the whole family along! To be a part Theoc Quilters & Stitchers Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer/O Open Evening of this lovely cause, please call The for the Wings of a Dove together Wednesday 14th March, with Soloists and Orchestra. Tickets: Clarence Social on 01242 245539 to 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Wheatpieces £12 each (Children under 16 free), book your table. Tickets are priced at Community Centre, Walton available from George Lewis £30.00 per adult and £5.00 per child. Cardiff, Tewkesbury, GL20 7SP (Footwear), Woodmancote News, St Edward’s School Open Day Come along, see what we do and chat Gotherington Stores and on the door. Friday 9th March, St Edward’s School over a cup of tea or coffee. We are Gloucester Races & Country Fayre St Edward’s Cheltenham a friendly group and welcome new Sunday 25th March, 10.00am – encompasses Preparatory, members. We have recently relocated 6.00pm, Maisemore Park, GL2 8HX Senior and Sixth Form, to the Wheatpieces Community Centre Gloucester Races providing quality education in Walton Cardiff and look forward to provides some of the most for boys and girls from ages meeting you there. There is plenty of exciting horse racing of 1 to 18. Book your visit online easy parking available at the centre the Point-to-Point season. at www.stedwards.co.uk. and in the surrounding area. You can expect a great Coffee Morning Winchcombe Museum Talks day out for all the family along with a Saturday 10th March, Thursday 15th March card of 8 competitive races including 10.00am - 12.00 noon, 2.30pm, Methodist Church Hall 3 pony races. There will also be food Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church Historical talk: A Policeman's Lot. stalls, a shopping pavilion and country Stalls & refreshments. In support of the Speaker: Ross Simms. Entry: £3, fair, including falconry, ferret racing, a work of Sands (Stillborn and Neonatal including refreshments. hound parade, gundog demonstrations, Death Society). Sadly, every day 15 For more information, visit bouncy castle, rodeo bull, poultry and families are left devastated when their www.winchcombemuseum.org.uk. beekeeping exhibitions and more. much-loved baby is either stillborn or Tickets: £12.50 per person, under Rotary Club of Tewkesbury dies shortly after birth. Sands supports 16's go free. Annual Charity Concert families at this sad time and is striving Saturday 17th March, Cleeve Concerts to see a reduction in this statistic. 7.30pm, Tewkesbury Abbey Performances Bishop's Cleeve Craft Fair With the Gloucester Youth Orchestras. start at 7.30pm Sun 11th March, 10.30am - 2.30pm, The proceeds will be donated to and are held at the Tithe Barn in Community Centre, Bishop's Cleeve Youth@Heart, a charity that supports Bishop's Cleeve. Come along and see A wide range of stalls with a different families with young children who have established artists perform selection each month. Refreshments congenital heart problems. Tickets: available. Free entry. For more £10 (£5 for under 16's); available from information, please contact Libby The Abbey Shop on 01684 856148. events cont'd... Cleal on 07776 301767. Please mention Bishop's Cleeve Magazine when responding to advertisers Page 39


...events cont'd in an intimate setting. Sunday 25th March: Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine. Tickets are available from Cheltenham Town Hall, and the Cleeve Concert website www. cleeveconcerts@hotmail.com. Tickets can also be bought at the door on the night. For more information, contact the box office on 0333 666 3366 (calls charged at national rate, booking fees apply). Opening to Broadway Fri 30th March - Mon 2nd April, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Toddington Railway Station, GL54 5DT After 58 years, public train services will run to Broadway Station again. You will be able to travel over 14 miles from the historic village of Broadway all the way to Cheltenham Racecourse. To add to the enjoyment on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, most of the steam and diesel owner’s groups and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust will have stalls in the brand-new Tim Mitchell building on Platform 1 at Winchcombe Station. For more information visit www.gwsr.com. Trip to the Royal Albert Hall Fri 30th March 2018 (Good Friday) See The Messiah in the Royal Albert Hall. Price includes luxury coach journey from Bishop's Cleeve. For further details and to book, please call 01386 832095.

FUTURE DATES FOR THE DIARY Easter Sunday Joust Sun 1st April, from 10am, Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe GL54 5JD Back by popular demand, the fabulous Cavalry of Heroes returns to Sudeley Castle to put on an amazing display of heroic action with their joust shows! To warm up his majesty and the crowd, we will also have a fantastic falconry flight display and as well as having the chance to see the birds resting before and after their performances. Falconry Displays: 11.00am & 2.00pm. Joust Displays: 11.30am & 2.30pm. Included in ticket price. For more information visit www.sudeleycastle.co.uk. The Easter Eggspress Mon 2nd April, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Toddington, GL54 5DT Climb aboard at Cheltenham Racecourse,

Toddington or Broadway Station for this “eggcellent” event which will be taking place at Winchcombe Station. On your journey, you can have a go at the FREE Easter activity booklet. Then at Winchcombe Station, you will have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny, take part in lots of fun activities and win prizes. There will also be competitions, including egg and spoon races and Easter egg rolling. You can also join in many Easter craft activities and enter the Easter Bonnet Competition, so why not make your own Easter Bonnet and wear it on your visit to the railway? For more information and tickets, visit www.gwsr.com. The Carpenters' Songbook

Friday 13th April 2018, 7.30pm, The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5NX Wendy Roberts, the star of the original Carpenters revue show, will be performing at The Roses Theatre with her brand-new show 'The Carpenters' Songbook'. Wendy's performance has been dubbed “an accurate and faithful portrayal" by Richard Carpenter himself. Tickets cost between £15.50 and £23.50 and can be obtained from The Roses Theatre's Box Office on 01684 295074 or by emailing boxo@rosestheatre.org. The show is brought to you by GRT Entertainments.com. North Cotswold U3A Opera Group Wedneday 18th April, 2.00pm, Stanton Village Hall, Nr Broadway, WR12 7NE Verdi's great romantic thriller 'Un ballo in maschera' with tenor Marcelo Alvarez. Visitors free. For further details, contact Colin Davison on colin.davison@hotmail. co.uk or 01242 621328. Overbury Bowling Club Sunday 22nd April, from 2.00pm, Overbury Bowling Club, Overbury, Tewkesbury, GL20 7NT Come along to our Open Day and experience this fun and social sporting activity. We will be pleased to meet you and will provide you with everything necessary to try out bowls. For directions and more information, please visit www. overburybowlingclub.co.uk.

Thursdays, 9.00am - 11.00pm, Toddler Group: Fridays, 10.00am 12 noon, Alderton Village Hall, Dibden Lane, Alderton, GL20 8NT We pride ourselves on our friendly welcome to mother, toddler and baby groups helping children to be happy in a safe enviornment. For more information contact Pre-School Leader Sarah Westgate on 07842 161159, email aldertonacornspreschool@ hotmail.co.uk or visit www.aldertonacorns.org.uk. Bishop's Cleeve Ladies Probus Club Meet Tuesdays, starting at 9.45am, The Tithe Barn, Bishop's Cleeve 6th March: Rogers and Hammerstein,; speaker: Malcolm Lewis. 20th March: Photographic quiz; presented by Steve and Helen Wilkes. 3rd April: The Great Escape – Charles 11; speaker: Sandy Cale. 17th April: Cleeve Hill – The Cotswold Health Resort; speaker: David Aldred. Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church Wednesday Fellowship Wednesdays, 2.00pm, Church Hall New members of both sexes always welcome. 14th March: Reminiscences; speaker: Oliver Tripper from Cheltenham Museum. 28th March: Charity sense; speaker: Carl Williams. 11th April: Holiday memories; speaker: David and Margaret Aldred. 25th April: Young Carers; speaker: Jane Dyer. Bishop's Cleeve Players Meet every second Tuesday of the month, 7.30 - 9.30pm, School Room, The Tithe Barn We are a friendly local amateur dramatic group who welcome anyone with an interest in the theatre. There are a variety of roles within our group not just for those wishing to act. No previous experience neccessary. Get in touch via email: bishopscleeveplayers@yahoo.co.uk or come along to one of our monthly meetings. For more information visit: www.bishopscleeveplayers.co.uk

LOCAL CLUBS & CLASSES

Bishop’s Cleeve U3A Meet on the 3rd Monday of every month, 2.15pm, Woodmancote Village Hall Admission 50p with refreshments served after the presentation until 4.00pm.

Alderton Acorns Pre-School Monday to Wednesday, 9.00am - 3.00pm, Forest School:

Bishop’s Cleeve WI Meeting Tuesdays, 7.15pm, The Tithe Barn, Cheltenham Rd,

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Bishop's Cleeve, GL52 8LU New members and visitors always welcome. For more information contact 01242 677520. 20th March: Freedom Quilt, speaker Joan Weaver, Competition: A Decorated Egg for Easter. Brownies (7-10 years) Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities. We are a registered charity and operate under The Guide Association. For more information please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk. Cheltenham Parkinson’s Group Last Tuesday of the month – evenings or daytime depending on the activity, St Mark's Methodist Church Hall, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8PX We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities, all are welcome to join us. Contact Jane Henderson, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 0344 225 3694 or jhenderson@parkinsons.org. uk if you are interested in coming along. See more at www.parkinsons. org.uk/local-support-groups/regions/ cheltenham-and-district-branch Churchdown Book Fair First Sunday of every month, 10.00am - 3.30pm, Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH Gloucestershire’s longest running independent book fair attracting between 20 and 25 dealers from all over the country. 1000s of quality second hand and antiquarian books, postcards and Ephemera. Refreshments and easy parking available. Admission 50p (under 16s free). Enquiries and bookings: Terry Sims 01452 546879 or email terry_bookworms@hotmail.co.uk.

01242 672029. For details on the group please contact 01242 673001. 13th March, 2.00pm: Songs through the years; speaker: Don Adams. 23rd March, 10.30am: Outing to see the daffodils at Bettys Wood, taking in stops at The Good News Café in Newent and the Four Seasons Garden Centre. The cost of this trip is £8.00. Drawing & Painting for Beginners First Friday of the month,10.00am 12.00 noon, BeSocial@GL54, Langley Rd, Winchcombe, GL54 5QN Drawing and painting for beginners. Monthly class with Winchcombe artist and illustrator Gemma Hastilow. Informal and friendly classes. £12 per session. For more information or to book, please call Gemma on 01242 602 727. Little Angels Toddler Group Tuesdays: Term time only, 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Methodist Church, Bishop’s Close (off Tobyfield Road), Bishop’s Cleeve, GL52 8NT Toys, crafts, slide, ride-ons, baby area and more. First child £1.50, siblings 50p. Tea/coffee and chat. Come along and join us! Lunch Date at the Guide Hall First Wednesday of the month Not running this month as Lent Lunch is on 7th March from 12.00pm to 2.00pm at Methodist Church Hall, High Street. £5 for soup and a pudding. Mindful Relaxation Tuesdays, 2.00pm & 7.30pm Informal sessions with life coach Shelagh Greygoose learning techniques to use at home. Call 01242 602849 for address and more information.

North Cotswolds U3A Opera Group 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2.00pm, Southam Village Hall For all opera lovers, familiar and less familiar works with short introductions. No expertise, just enthusiasm and curiosity needed. For full programme contact colin. davison@hotmail.co.uk or call 01242 603317. Winchcombe Ladies Probus Club Meets every other Tuesday morning in Winchcombe Methodist Hall. We meet for coffee at 10.00am followed by an informative talk on a wide variety of topics. We also arrange walks, outings and lunches. For further information please contact Marianna Simpson on 01242 602 352. Woodmancote Probus Club Tuesdays, 10.00am New Village Hall, Woodmancote Meetings start with refreshments followed by a talk at 10.30am. 6th March: The World’s biggest Steam Locomotive. 13th March: Country Copper's beat; speaker: John Coopey. 20th March: The history of Jazz; speaker: John Beckingham. 27th March: Home of the Redskins; speaker: Peter Coast. Young at Heart Club Takes place once a month on a Wednesday, 10.30am 2.30pm, Pullar Court, Stoke Road There are social activities plus a lunch at a cost of £3.50.

Fitness & Exercise Dance with Parkinson's Sessions Every Monday, 2.00pm - 3.30pm, Abbeyfield Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe Weekly sessions for anyone with Parkinson’s disease and their families/carer. £5 per session. No dance knowledge needed; go at your own pace. Live music and refreshments included. Contact Sarah Hartley on 01242 603207.

Mint & Coriander Cooking Courses Bishop’s Cleeve Learn to cook authentic Indian dishes from scratch with Aly who will be sharing her family recipes and cooking tips with you. Classes take place in the Free Guided Walks privacy of Aly's home in Bishop's around Winchcombe Cleeve and you can expect a Walks take place at 11.00am and generous dollop of fun mixed with the 2.30pm every Sunday from Easter possibility of making a new friend or Cleeve Carers & Friendship Group Sunday (1st April) until the end of two. Aly offers mixed menu workshops, Tuesdays, St. Michael’s Hall October. Starting at the Winchcombe full day workshops, 3-week courses Cleeve Carers and Friendship group TIC, the walks are for anyone, visitor and student workshops. To find out reaches out to those in the community or resident, who is interested in the more about the workshops or to book who may not be carers but are home fascinating history of Winchcombe a place, please call 01242 692475 alone or would simply like to meet with – from ancient Saxon Borough to or 07438 495254 or get in touch others for friendship. All outings leave WW2 and beyond. The walks are via email: mintncoriander@yahoo. St Michael's Hall car park at 10.30am. short and easy, designed to be com. For further information and some If you require a lift from home to the fantastic recipes, please visit www. meetings or to the car park to catch mintandcoriander.com and follow the coach for outing events, please call Mint & Coriander on Facebook. events cont'd... Please mention Bishop's Cleeve Magazine when responding to advertisers Page 41


...events cont'd accessible for all. They will take 1–1¼ hours, are less than a mile long and use pavements. Places are limited to 10 or 12, but larger parties can be catered for if pre-booked. We are always happy to welcome new people to join our band of enthusiastic volunteer guides. Get in touch with the Winchcombe TIC - in person; by phone on 01242 602925; or email winchcombetic@tewkesbury.gov.uk. Happenstance Meet every Thursday evening, 7.30 - 9pm, Winchcombe Abbey Primary School Happenstance Border Morris dancing and musicians welcomes both men and women of all ages. In the summer months we like to dance out. For more information please contact Cressida Pryor on 01242 604120/ 07791004649. Heidi's Heroes Mondays 11.30am 12.30am & 8.00pm - 9.00pm, Cheltenham Ladies College Sports Centre, Malvern Rd, Cheltenham Cancer patients past and present are invited to join a unique fitness class being run and funded by the Cheltenham based charity Heidi's Heroes. Classes are being held on Monday mornings and evenings and are open to patients with all types of cancer, irrespective of their prognosis. The classes are jointly run by Clare Lait, a Specialist Cancer Physiotherapist, and Brendan Ward, Senior Gym Instructor at Cheltenham Ladies College's Sports Centre. For more details please contact Clare on 07738 709072 or email clare.lait@cancer-physio.com. Move it or lose it Every Tuesday, 11.30am 12.30pm, BeSocial@GL54, Langley Road, Winchcombe, GL54 5QN Gentle exercise class for older people. £4.50 per session. To book, please call Kathy Chesters on 07746 672 726. For further information visit www.besocialwinchcombe.com. Walking Football Every Monday, 3.00pm, Winchcombe Sports Hall, 8 Gretton Road, Winchcombe, GL54 5EE Call 01242 603196 for information. www.besocialwinchcombe.com Walking Rugby Every Friday, 10.30am,

Winchcombe Sports Hall, 8 Gretton Road, Winchcombe, GL54 5EE If you love team sports but aren’t up for sprinting down a wing or shooting a corner, these fun and friendly classes are ideal. £3.00 per session. Call Gloucester Rugby’s Nicole Talbot on 01452 872273 for full details and to book.www.besocialwinchcombe.com.

Winchcombe Tea Dance Last Wednesday of the month, 2.00pm 4.00pm, Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe No partner needed, all welcome. A friendly, social afternoon with some experienced dancers on hand to partner those who may be on their own. Admission: £5.00 on the door, includes a piece of cake, tea or coffee, and live music from local musician Don Adams. Don accompanies dancers with music from the 1920’s through to the 1960’s. The pieces are adapted for all types of ballroom favourites, from foxtrots and quicksteps to waltzes and jives. All proceeds go to the Winchcombe Day Care Centre, a registered charity. For more information call 01242 603247 or visit www.winchcombedaycentre.com

Music Blue Moon Harmony Choir Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Bishop's Cleeve Junior School Blue Moon Harmony Choir was founded in 2002 with over forty regular members. However, we would welcome new singers in all parts. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and friendly support as we practice new songs together. You don't have to read music as CDs are supplied to help with learning. For more information call John on 01242 251531 or visit: www.bluemoonharmony.co.uk Cleeve Chorale Tuesdays 7.30pm Bishop’s Cleeve Primary Academy, Tobeyfield Road Are you interested in having a good sing? Then come along to our rehearsal nights; no previous experience required. New members always welcome. For more information call 01242 674114. Cleeve Harmony Ladies A Capella Chorus Wednesday evenings, 7.45 - 10.00pm, The Tithe Barn Whether you are a Bedroom Beginner, a Shower Songstress or an

Experienced Singer, come and join in this brand new chorus. For more information, email Donna at cleeve. md@gmail.com or ring on 07737 280336. You can also find us on Facebook: Cleeve Harmony Chorus. Gotherington Singers Monday evenings, 7.45pm 9.30pm, Alternating between Gotherington Village Hall & Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham We are a ladies choir formed 50 years ago in Gotherington. If you are interested in joining us come along to one of our rehearsals and see how you like us! We are a very friendly group performing a wide and varied range of music, and we will give you a warm welcome! Previous experience is not necessary. For more information call Vivien on 01242 523168, or visit our website www.gotheringtonsingers.co.uk. We can also be found on Facebook. The Isbourne Singers Wednesdays 8.00pm - 9.00pm, Guide Hall, Winchcombe We are a ladies choir who meet once a week singing a variety of music including classical and songs from the shows. New members welcome. No audition necessary. A warm welcome awaits you. For more information call Jean on 01242 603204 or John on 01242 672849. Winchcombe Community Choir Meets every Wednesday during term time, 10am - 12pm, Cleeve Room, Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane For more information contact Liz on 01905 620827 or 07850 547916 or email lizhooper@naturalvoice.net. Winchcombe Folk Night First Tuesday of every month, 8.00pm - 11.00pm, The White Hart Inn, High St, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ An open night in a lively and friendly atmosphere. A warm welcome is extended to singers, musicians and audiences to join our regular performers. For more information please call 01242 602236.

LOCAL MARKETS Cheltenham’s Farmers’ Market Every second and last Friday of each month, 9.00am - 2.00pm, Pedestrianised area of the Promenade outside Cavendish House, Cheltenham A great opportunity to sample and buy locally grown and made produce from Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

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St Michaels & All Angels

Gas Emergency

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