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Editor: Vicky Muller Advertising: 01684 772 572 / 07912 575741 Email: info@thetewkesburydirectory.co.uk Website: www.thetewkesburydirectory.co.uk

Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. The Tewkesbury Directory does not officially endorse any advertising/editorial material included within the publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systen or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise without the prior consent of the publisher. The use of this magazine for canvassing or direct marketing is strictly prohibited.

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY Congratulations to our competion winners for Apr/May issue: Nichola Thomas (Gloucester Rugby tickets); Kellyann Everitt (The Wanted Concert tickets); Ken Amphlett (Cinema tickets)

contents Tewkesbury’s Forgotten Heroes 6 Drop out puzzle 8 Spotlight on Badger & Fergus 9 Le Tour de France 2011 10 Beauty Tips: Summer Hair Care 13 Your Health: Bites and Stings 14 Sudoku 15 Books for the Summer 18 Recipe 20 Technology: e-books on the beach 24 Codeword puzzle 25 A Special Father’s Day 26 Motoring: Rising in Value 28 The Storming of the Bastille 31 Gardening with Pippa Greenwood 32 Gardening: Astilbe 36 Humour: Hazy Lazy Days 39 Design Tips: The Perfect Guestroom 40 Your Home: Something Old, New 43 Crossword 48 Travel: The Cape Peninsula 50 Fun Quiz: Wars and Battles 51 Children’s Activity Page 54 Child friendly holiday tips 55 Wordsearch 56 Cartoon 56 Puzzle Solutions 56 Useful Local Information 58 Competition 59 Pictograms 59 Pubs, Restaurants & Cafés 60 Taxis & Takeaways 61 Clubs & Classes 61 Index of Advertisers 62 The Roses Theatre Listings 63 Please mention THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY when responding to advertisers

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | LOCAL HISTORY

Tewkesbury’s Forgotten Heroes The author, John Dixon, is the President of the Tewkesbury Historical Society. Tewkesbury Historical Society was founded in 1991 with the intention of providing meetings for the public and stimulating research about Tewkesbury and district. I suspect service men find this word over-used: most, I am sure, would point out that they were merely doing their job. However, most would also accept the honour for those who lose their lives doing their duty and whose names are remembered in perpetuity on war memorials. Those who actually survive wars are rarely publicly commemorated and “fade” back in to ‘civvie life’, coping with the long -term effects of their experiences and trying to live ‘normal’ lives.

Jack approaching his 80th birthday in April 2011

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Before the recent and excellent recall of the Battle of the Imjin River, I suspect many people knew little of this war and, indeed, I had no indication that anyone from Tewkesbury had either lost their lives or been captured fighting with the “Glorious Glosters”. My ignorance was repaired after an insert in a newspaper inspired a phone call that a P.O.W. was alive and living in Tewkesbury: a day later I enjoyed a lesson in living history from Jack Chambers. In 1951 when the war suddenly broke out Jack was doing his National Service at a time when all 18-year-old men were conscripted for service in the armed forces. He immediately volunteered to be a regular soldier so he could serve in that war about which few knew why it was being fought. In April 1951 he found himself

Jack aged 22 after being freed from captivity and being welcomed home

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | LOCAL HISTORY in Korea with his battalion when it faced a massive surprise attack by Communist Chinese forces that significantly outnumbered the defenders. Once they had run out of ammunition and water, after three days and nights fighting, the survivors were ordered by their C.O. to make for the British lines “as best as they could”. 59 soldiers had been killed in battle and Jack was one of 522 made a Prisoner of War. However, the ‘Glosters’won their nickname because the battalion bought time for their allies to organise the successful defence of the capital, Seoul. The war dragged on for two more long years - as long as Jack’s captivity. I was relieved to learn that the ordinary POWs were not brutally treated although their life in the extreme Korean climate was very ‘Spartan’. However, Jack confirmed that the Communists captors targeted officers for brutal ‘brainwashing’. Release on 27 July 1953 came as a real surprise: little did Jack know that an armistice had been signed and POWs were to be exchanged. He sailed home from Japan in some style for an ordinary soldier. I was relieved also to hear that he was welcomed home by Tewkesbury people and, indeed, offered his old job back. However, he chose to stay with the lads in the army and, after about four months’ leave, he re-joined the ‘Gloucesters’ and served for another decade, even finding himself involved in the campaign against the ‘Mau-Mau’ in Kenya. He married a local girl in 1957 and she travelled with him to foreign postings before he left the army in 1964. In ‘civvie-life’, he held various jobs until he was forced to retire for medical reasons in 1960. Although he did not need its help, he was at least visited by ‘Combat Stress’. When asked if he took part in veterans’ activities, he explained that he prefers a quiet life as “That was then and now is now”. I felt very privileged to meet this modest soldier who was so willing to share his experiences of a Tewkesburian caught up in this famous campaign.

Jack’s welcome home in Priors Park with his parents and brother Keith who joined up as a result of his brother’s capture. However, in meeting him, I learned that another Tewkesbury man, Johnny Harris, was wounded in the head, but was evacuated by helicopter and mercifully survived. If anyone can put me in touch with Mr. Harris, we could complete this history of ordinary men caught up unquestioningly in war.

- John Dixon

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151 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5JP Badger & Fergus offers an array of predominantly British made gifts and cards most of which are handcrafted. Gifts range from baby-wear bouquets, unique wooden vases and handmade jewellery to luxury toilietries and quirky gifts ideal for Father’s Day and she is now stocking some locally made items.

Badger & Fergus offers an array of predominantly British-made gifts and cards, most of which is handcrafted. Following enquiries from several local ‘crafty’ people, they are now stocking some locally made wooden items and jewellery.

Shop owner, Catherine, says that since their official opening in March by Geoff Pope, our Town Mayor and his wife Angie, they have received many positive comments about needing more shops like this, offering more choice in unique gifts and cards for locals and visitors. Catherine’s background is in Financial Services and she decided to leave her Senior Manager role with Pearl in December in order to open Badger & Fergus. Living locally, she is encouraged that Tewkesbury has the kind of friendly spirit that clearly wants to support its local businesses. Since opening her shop, Catherine has already met several of the locals who pop in regularly, and she has realised that word of mouth is proving invaluable. She looks forward to meeting more locals and the many tourists who visit Tewkesbury in the summer months.

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Le Tour de France 2011 Every July the Tour de France takes over the streets and towns of France, and the TV screens of the world. This legendary event has grown hugely in popularity since its inaugural run in 1903 and is now watched by an estimated two billion television viewers. The 98th Tour commences on 2nd July 2011 from Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts and 3,500 gruelling kilometres later, it finishes on the Champs Élysées in Paris on 24th July. In early 20th century France, anyone envisaging a near-2,500-km-long cycle race across the country would have been widely viewed as unhinged. But that didn’t stop Géo Lefèvre, a journalist with L’Auto magazine at the time, from proceeding with his inspired plan. His editor, Henri Desgrange, was bold enough to believe in the idea and to throw his backing behind the Tour de France. And so it was, that on 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron. After six mammoth stages (Nantes Paris, 471 km), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end. Le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns, their countryside and, since 1910, even their mountains, in the spotlight. The Tour originally ran around the perimeter of France. Cycling was an endurance sport and the organisers realised the sales of L’Auto magazine they would achieve by creating supermen of their competitors. Night riding was dropped after the second Tour in 1904 after there had been persistent cheating because judges could not see riders. That reduced the daily and overall distance but the emphasis remained on endurance. A succession of doping scandals in the 1960s, culminating in the death of Tom Simpson in 1967, led the Union Cycliste Internationale to limit daily and overall distances and to impose rest days. It was then impossible to follow the frontiers, and the Tour increasingly zig-zagged across the country, sometimes with unconnected days' races linked by train, while still maintaining some sort of loop. The tour is split into stages, each stage being completed within a day. Stages can be flat,

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undulating or mountainous. Riders are judged by the time each has taken throughout the race, a ranking known as the general classification. There may be time deductions for finishing well in a daily stage or being first to pass an intermediate point. It is possible to win without winning a stage, as Greg LeMond did in 1990. Riders normally start together each day, with the first over the line winning, but some days are ridden against the clock by individuals or teams. The overall winner is usually a master of the mountains and of these time trials. Probably the most famous participant in the race is American Lance Armstrong. In 1996 Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer, a tumour that metastasized to his brain and lungs. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor. Incredibly he went on to win the Tour de France each year from 1999 to 2005 and is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins.

Tour Trivia A rider consumes the equivalent of 26 Mars Bars per day in calories. There has not been a French winner since 1986. An estimated 15 million spectators will line the route. “Le Tour” was founded as a publicity stunt for the sports newspaper l’Auto in 1903 The longest Tour was 5,745km in 1926 The oldest winner at 36 was Firmin Lambot of Belgium. The youngest was 20 year old Frenchman Henri Cornet.

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | HEALTH & LIFESTYE

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You may have a vision in your mind’s eye of your hair blowing in the summer wind looking fresh and gently highlighted. However the reality is that strong sun, high temperatures, humidity and pool or sea water will damage your hair leaving it dry, brittle and anything but healthy. You can help yourself by generally taking a gentler approach to your hair styling in the summer months. Use a mild shampoo, wash less frequently to allow the natural oils to be absorbed and when you do wash your hair, finish with a cool or cold rinse to seal the cuticle. Try to limit hair treatments such as bleaching and cut back on your usage of heated hair styling tools such as curlers and hair straighteners. If your hair is long enough, put it into a loose bun and tuck the ends out of sight as this is the most vulnerable part. Pulling your hair back in this way can also mean you don’t have a parting which will prevent sunburn on your scalp, although don’t forget to apply

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removed otherwise you risk developing Lyme disease. You can use tweezers to remove a tick ensuring you pull straight up rather than twisting the tick out. If you are unsure how to do this consult your GP. If your skin becomes particularly itchy as a result of being bitten, a flannel soaked in cold water and taking paracetamol or ibuprofren can relieve the discomfort. Over the counter preparations may also help, or if you are really suffering, your GP will prescribe crotamiton cream. Antihistamines may be recommended to help reduce the reaction. Finally, despite the temptation, try to avoid scratching the area as this increases the risk that the bite will become infected, especially if your hands are dirty.

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It’s that time of year again; the kids are off school and if you’re lucky enough to have a holiday coming up, there’s no better way to while away the hours in the sunshine than with a good book. Here we’ve put together a collection of new and recent titles to keep everyone entertained over the summer season, with something for all the family. Hothouse Flower by Lucinda Riley Having suffered a huge personal tragedy, concert pianist Julia Forrester returns to the stately home where she grew up. Now undergoing renovations under a new owner, a hidden diary has been discovered which transports Julia and the reader to France and Thailand as she pieces together a love story from the distant past. Both funny and heart-breaking, there’s a real depth of emotion to this debut novel which won’t be quickly forgotten.

Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari This is the touching tale of twelve year-old Mira, who is on the verge of adulthood and trying to cope with the loss of a beloved Grandmother whilst also experiencing a blossoming friendship which opens a new chapter in her life. Exploring emotion on every level, from love,

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loss and acceptance to family, friendship and growing-up, this is a lovely book which every girl must read.

The Man who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey Perfect for Dads with a taste for a gripping true story, this is the incredible account of a British soldier who in 1944 marched willingly into Auschwitz to see for himself if the awful rumours were really true. Swapping places with a Jewish inmate, Denis Avey witnessed the horrors of the camp as well as the final Death March. Here he recounts his heartbreaking experience with both courage and wisdom.

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo The worldwide success of this story confirms that it is one that’s not to be missed. Here we have an unusual account

of the WWI trenches, as seen through the eyes of a horse, Joey. Both horrific and powerfully involving, the author has captured hidden tales of friendship and humanity whilst revealing the futility of war in a way which both children and adults will understand. This special edition from Egmont will make a great gift, featuring beautiful illustrations from François Place.

The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs by Christina Hopkinson Mary Gilmour is a frustrated mum with too much to do and too little time. Life is passing her by, she’s missing out on quality time with her two young sons and as far as she can see, there’s one thing making it all twice as

difficult - and she’s married to him. Compiling a spreadsheet of ‘infringements’, from displaced used teabags to wet towels left on the bed, as well as a few positives to redress the balance, husband Joel unknowingly has six months to correct his score. Or else. Brilliant, funny and sharp – all mums/partners to untidy spouses will love this.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett An utterly absorbing, deeply moving tale which delves into 1960s America and the story of the black maids who raised white children whilst dealing with ongoing discrimination from a prejudiced society. The author creates some truly wonderful characters in her presentation of ‘the other side to Gone with the Wind’. Inspirational, beautifully written and sincere - you won’t be able to put it down.

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | FOOD & DRINK

Perfect for a summer Sunday lunch this lamb roast has a delicious stuffing made with fresh mint, dried apricots and pine nuts. Simply serve with boiled and buttered new potatoes, steamed green beans and a spoonful of tangy redcurrant sauce.

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e-books on the beach There are three big players in the UK ebook market: Apple, with its iPads; Amazon, with its Kindle; and Sony, with its Reader devices. There are others - for example Waterstone's offers a range of ebook readers from firms including Elonex and iRiver, while recent Androidpowered tablet computers boast Google Books software but for now it's a three-horse race. There are some big differences between the devices. If you want a do-it-all device that doubles as an ebook reader, then Apple's iPad 2 is the way to go: it's a proper computer that can edit video, make music, browse the Internet and play games. Androidpowered tablets are very similar. There are downsides to all that power, though. The first is price - iPad 2s start at around £440, rising to nearly £700 for the top-end model - and the second is the screen. Tablet computers use laptop-style screens, which are hopeless in direct sunlight. They're also power hungry. The iPad's tenhour battery life is impressive

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The problem with the Kindle is that it's an Amazon-only effort: if you want to read copy-protected books (most mainstream ebook releases are copy-protected), you'll need to buy them from Amazon. It's a similar story with the iPad 2 its iBooks software expects you to buy from the iBooks shop. If that sounds too restrictive, then Sony would like to show you something. Sony's Readers (pictured below) are based on the same idea as the Kindle and cost much the same (at the time of writing the PRS350 is £149), but it has two interesting features: its e-ink screen is a touch screen, which makes using the device much easier, and its formats of choice are EPUB and PDF. Such books are sold in all kinds of places - all Waterstone's titles are in EPUB or PDF format - so you're not limited to a single ebook shop. So what's best? If you want a do-everything device, get a tablet - but if you're a bookworm, get something with an e-ink display.

Our final thought... The choice ultimately comes down to your favourite bookshop. If it's Amazon, get a Kindle; if it isn't, think Sony.

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY There is a very good reason why my family should buy me lots of presents this Father’s Day, which falls on 19 June. They, and all other families for that matter, should be queuing up at the nation’s department stores to spend, spend, spend on bottles of scotch, pipes, slippers, motoring sundries and all similar items beloved of dads in order to save the nation.

A Special Father’s Day At this point I can quite clearly hear the cynics saying that’s all that Father’s Day is about - envious dads trying to get even with mums, who get pampered, showered with gifts, and generally spoilt rotten on Mother’s Day. I thought so myself until recently, but the truth is slightly different. For, surprisingly, Father’s Day was started by mums. Although there is one utterly unsurprising thing, which is that they were American mums. But they didn’t have a consumer-led economic boost in mind. It was all far, far more serious than that. The first Father’s Day was held in Fairmont, West Virginia, on 5 July 1908, as a memorial service for more than 200 men recently killed in the Monongah Mining Disaster leaving 1,000 fatherless children. It was a Spokane’s church service attracted much wider attention than largely local affair, though, and in what Fairmont’s and became an annual event. President seems to have been a case Woodrow Wilson was a speaker at the 1916 event, and eight of simultaneous years later President Calvin Coolidge backed one of several invention the town of failed bids in Congress to recognise it as a national holiday Spokane, Washington, - an ambition finally realised by President Nixon only in held another Father’s Day y a 1972. A rather cheapskate holiday, mind: as it’s always on D s r’ e Fath service two years later. a Sunday, nobody actually gets a day off work. This was the idea of So last year was the centenary of the first Father’s Day. Sonora Smart Dodd This was celebrated by the ringing of church bells and whose father William, a processions of grateful children bearing bottles of scotch. Civil War veteran, had Well, it should have been, but it wasn’t. The reason - and raised six children on his I’m guessing here, but there must be a reason - was that own after his wife died in childbirth. This everyone realised that the 101st anniversary was far worthier of was a time when motherhood was celebration because, like the first, it falls on Trinity Sunday. becoming increasingly sentimentalised and If you’re a practising Christian (which I hasten to add, I’m not), Mothering Sunday (the fourth Sunday in you’ll see the significance of this. God the Son gets loads of space Lent) was being more and more widely in the liturgical calendar - Christmas, Easter, Ascension Day and celebrated. Dodd felt that men deserved an so on. The Holy Ghost gets Pentecost. But God the Father doesn’t equal break (hurrah!). She won the support have his own special day (there is a movement to dedicate the of the local YMCA and churches, and on the second Sunday in August to him). Trinity Sunday is the nearest appointed Sunday - which, rather neatly for we get. As I said, I’m not religious, but the symmetry pleases. us in 2011, happened to be 19 June - YMCA

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | MOTORING

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Rising in Value Car buyers are used to driving their new purchase off the forecourt and it instantly plummeting in value. It’s a fact of motoring life. Or is it? What if we told you there are some cars out there that are actually rising in value? And we’re not just talking about automotive exotica either. We spoke to experts from trade price bible CAP as well as leading auction house BCA to uncover the cars that are turning residual values on their heads. ‘There are some classic and sports cars that will keep going up in value,’ one expert told us. ‘Others will simply hold firm. But it’s all dependent on how much you use them and their condition.’ So here are our depreciation-busting top picks.

Jeep Wrangler This one surprised us too. CAP has found that the Hard Top 4.0 Sahara two-door model with an automatic gearbox has risen £475 in the last 12 months to a trade price of £5,450. CAP says even at this price it’s considered to be a cheap, heavy-duty vehicle – but only for those that can afford to run it.

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Ford GT London-based dealer Clive Sutton specialises in selling the most exclusive supercars. He often sees cars rise in value, but if he was spending his money it would be the Ford GT he’d shell out on. ‘The Ferrari Enzo was the one to go for a while ago, but prices have cooled,’ he told us. ‘Now the Ford GT is the car to invest in.’

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MINI BCA says despite the volumes currently being sold, the Mini is a future classic in waiting. The auction house told us that One models are selling well for around £3,500 to £4,000 even with as many as 100,000 miles on the clock. But prices for well looked after Countryman, Convertible and Clubman models are the firmest.

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Aston Martin DB7 This is a good sign that the recession is easing. Prices for the Volante Convertible version of the stunning Aston Martin DB7 have risen £1,300 in the trade during the last year, according to CAP. An 04-reg, 50,000 miler currently costs £31,400. ‘Today’s buyers appear less concerned about running costs than they were 12 months ago,’ said CAP.

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY July, and with any luck we’re enjoying glorious summer weather. The countryside is looking at its brilliant best, and the tourism hotspots are filling up with families enjoying the start of the summer holidays.

The Storming of the Bastille But in the gritty inner city, hot weather is rioting weather. Discontented people mill around outdoors; there’s a flashpoint; and suddenly the whole area is ablaze. So it was in July 1981 when Toxteth, Handsworth, Southall, Moss Side, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Bristol, Halifax and many other inner cities saw rioting of varying degrees from the terrifying to the sporadic. And so it was in Paris in 1789, when on 14th July the royal fortress and prison in the city, the Bastille of grim reputation, was stormed and sacked by a revolutionary mob, its prisoners (all seven of them) released, and its governor and three of his officers murdered. Well, that was all a long time ago. But the events that led up to it might seem strangely familiar to the modern observer. For a start, the financial crisis that led to the French Revolution had its genesis in America – not, it is true, as a result of the financial recklessness of greedy and short-sighted bankers, but as a result of France’s highly expensive military aid to the colonists. And second, the wealthy right-wing aristocrats who ran the Government refused point-blank to pay higher taxes to help pay for the mess. Not to go into too much detail, the middle classes who were bearing the brunt of the crisis became thoroughly fed up with the intransigence of the aristocracy and tried to reform the constitution by Parliamentary means. When they

were blocked by the aristocracy they took to the streets, broke into the Hotel des Invalides to arm themselves with the 30,000 muskets stored there, then sent a detachment of about 1,000 to talk the Governor of the Bastille into parting with the 30,000lbs of powder in his care. After several hours of talks proved fruitless, the mob opened fire and the Governor – whose garrison of about 80 army pensioners was militarily about as effective as the Beefeaters who man the Tower of London – recognised the hopelessness of his situation and surrendered. All this time some 25,000 troops had stood by, their officers too afraid of mutiny to order them to put down the mob. Next day King Louis XVI withdrew the troops, and a few days later came from Versailles to Paris to accept a revolutionary white cockade from the leaders of the revolt. What’s amusing about all this, apart from the obvious parallels with our own situation, is that it was the educated middle classes who led the revolt, who formed themselves into a revolutionary militia, who plundered the royal arsenals for arms and ammunition, who faced down the army, who seized power from an intransigent aristocracy, and who ended up guillotining the entire royal family. Not that I’m suggesting that, as the weather gets hotter, the economy gets worse, taxes get higher and tempers get shorter, the doctors, dentists, accountants, estate agents, opticians and solicitors of Britain should take arms and seize control of the streets. But wouldn’t it be funny if they did? by Ted Bruning

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Hanging Baskets The Hanging Gardens of Babylon may be the famous ones, but why not create a superbly colourful hanging basket of your own? Garden centres and nurseries are crammed full of summer bedding plants at this time of year and there are colours to suit every taste. If aerial gardening is not for you, then the same type of plants can be used to produce a superb container for your terrace, patio or backyard. The great thing about summer bedding containers is that you can do just about whatever you want in the way of planting ...and get away with it. So now that the frosts are over in most areas, why not start planting? All you need is readily available from your local garden centre: a good-sized basket choose a 12” basket as it’s easier to keep moist than smaller ones, a hanging-basket liner (make sure it is the same diameter as the basket you’ve chosen), or a good-sized pot or planter with plenty of drainage holes. A good quality multi-purpose compost is

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essential for excellent results. What you choose is up to you, but the range is vast Nemesia, Surfinia Petunias, Upright Petunias, Cineraria ‘Silverdust’, purple-bronze leafed Thalia Fuchsias or their more traditional cousins, Pelargoniums, Lobelia ... the list is endless. Think carefully about colours and textures. Decide whether you’re going for subtle or brash and bold, or if you would like to co-ordinate the flowers with other garden features. If you are planting a basket, place it in a large flowerpot as this stops the roundbottomed basket from moving and makes it much easier to plant. Place the liner in the basket, adjusting it to fit the basket and trimming off any excess. Next add handfuls of compost up until the point where you want to plant around the sides of the basket. Planting slits are included in some liners. If you are using a pot, place a few inches of broken flower pots or large stones in the base and top up with compost to within a few inches of the pot rim.

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | HOMES & GARDENS Cont’d from page 32 Carefully remove the plants you need from their containers, easing the root balls out gently but firmly. An upright plant such as a Fuchsia or Pelargonium is a perfect choice for the centre of the basket or container as it helps to give your planting height and structure. For hanging baskets carefully ease the root ball of each through the planting slit and nestle the root ball in to the compost. It is easier posting the roots through and you’re less likely to do any long term damage. Any container looks better if there are plants cascading over the sides, so choose trailing plants and put these in around the edge. Space the trailing plants evenly around the sides of the basket. Drizzle compost around and between the root balls of all the plants, making sure that each one has new and fresh compost to grow in to. Use your fingers to firm the compost and make sure that there are no

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Working from home Hazy Lazy Days by Ted Bruning When I was a teenager and my elder sister fled the nest, she left behind her portable typewriter. My head then being (as indeed it still is) cluttered with dreams of being a poet one day, I nicked it. A Byron it was (unlike me!), a tiny delicate thing in a hard green leather case that served me as a briefcase long after the Byron itself had tangled with entropy and lost. I had a vision, which with hindsight I think derived from a TV ad, of sitting outdoors on a beautiful day, cross-legged in the dappled shade of the orchard, carelessly churning out deathless verse by the ream. So I gave it a go. Bummer! I soon discovered two things. One: you can’t work sitting cross-legged on the ground with your typewriter on your knees. Every heavy-handed thump on the keyboard transmits a tiny shock that transforms your lap into a pulpy purple bruise in as long as it takes to bash out a sonnet; your calves cramp within seconds of getting settled; and leaning on the knobbly trunk of an old apple tree is much easier in imagination than it is in reality. Two: there is always a breeze, and even on the ostensibly stillest day it is plenty strong enough to blow away the onion-skin typing paper we used for carbon copies

(the thinner the paper, the more you could squeeze into the roller of the typewriter) in the days before computers arrived. So there I was, bruised, cramped, knobble-backed, and chasing sheets of onion-skin all over the orchard. Sonnets? None. So I gave up and went back to working in the bedroom – which wasn’t half bad, actually, as my window looked out across the Severn to the dramatic wooded hump-back of the Breidden. But still, it wasn’t what I’d had in mind. Then suddenly, many years later, there were laptops, and the vision stirred once more. Not the original vision, of course: remembering the discomfort of trying to type cross-legged on the ground, vision version 2.0 involved the use of a garden table and chair; but at, least, no more chasing sheets of paper all over the great outdoors. Only of course, as I soon discovered, on any day sunny enough to be worth being outside in, you can’t actually read a computer screen. I might have been composing iambs of Miltonian sonorousness (I’d moved on from sonnets and was into epics by then), but I had no way of knowing. I’m self-taught, you see: I type like Schroder played the piano in Peanuts, gaze fixed on the keyboard, hammering away like fury with two calloused index fingers. Only after the gush of creativity has subsided do I go over what I’ve written and correct all the myriad typos. Outdoors, in the bright sunshine, on a computer screen, you can’t do that. So I gave up and went back to working in the office/spare bedroom. It may very well be that these days you can buy a laptop with an outdoors-on-a-sunnyday compatible screen. But as I no longer possess a laptop of any description (I loathe them – they’re designed the wrong way round for an old-style hunt-and-peck typist like me), I think I shall bow to the inevitable and declare the vision officially dead. Only, as I write this, it’s gloriously sunny out and I’m stuck in here with the damned computer...

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On the Tip of Africa

The Cape Peninsula

Head for the top of Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula spreads below you, a dramatic finger of land jutting out 60 km into the ocean, bristling with peaks, fringed with rugged cliffs, coves and bays and pockets of suburbia surprisingly at ease in this stunning National Park, on the very edge of Cape Town. It’s easy to forget the courage of early explorers as they sailed down the coast to round Africa’s most south-westerly point. Battered, as it was then, by the cool waters of the Atlantic, the western shore is peppered with exclusive villas – think Madonna, Beckham or Elton John - and sandy beaches such as Camp and Hout Bay, renowned for their seafood restaurants and romantic sunsets. Inland, the road climbs over craggy mountains, skirts vineyards and riding stables and, here and there, a thatched cottage straight out of rural England, before reaching the nature reserve. Stretching from the west coast, with its rich ‘forest of kelp’, to the eastern shore and the usually calm waters of False Bay, these wild open lands are covered with fynbos, an ancient scrub with over 1000 indigenous plants, including the bright King Protea and orange Pincushion, making the Western Cape the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. The wild life follows suite. Ramblers might spot antelopes and zebras, ostriches, 250 species of birds and Chacma baboons who have bred here for a million years. Out at sea, Southern Right whales, dolphins and seals frolic in the waves. Whatever the season, the weather may well take a turn for the worse when you approach the Cape of Storms, so called by the Portuguese explorer Dias who discovered it in 1488. Later Vasco de Gama renamed it the Cape of Good Hope, honouring the new passage to the East and its lucrative trading route. Africa’s most

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Cape Point

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south-westerly point was long thought to be the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, but this is in fact found 150 km or so to the east, depending on prevailing winds. Standing on the legendary Cape of Good Hope is awesome but even more spectacular is its neighbour, Cape Point, on the south-eastern tip of the peninsula. Come gale force winds or driving rain, redwing starlings twitter along the path all the way to the cliff top. Whether you walk up to the lighthouse or take the funicular, Cape Point truly rises like the end of the world, often drifting in low cloud and mist, parting now and then to reveal the last sliver of land edged with vertiginous cliffs. There is nothing ahead of you but vast churning waters melting into an ever changing sky.

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THE TEWKESBURY DIRECTORY | TRAVEL After such untamed wilderness, the east coast greets you like a breath of fresh air with warm sheltered waters, sweeping sands and quiet villages with colourful harbours and cobbled streets. There’s Cork Bay, all ceramics and fishing boats, Fish Hoek, framed by mountains or Simon’s Town remembering its illustrious visitors, Nelson and Kipling. Just minutes away, a colony of jackass penguins live on Boulders beach, digging their nests in the sand, basking on the rocks, wobbling in and out of the water, untroubled by noisy Egyptian geese and cormorants. Fluffy babies peep out of the holes, the most endearing residents on the tip of Africa. By Solange Hando

Penguins on Boulders Beach

Wars and Battles 1. Who commanded the Scots at the Battle of Bannockburn? 2. Directed by Richard Attenborough, which 1977 film is centred around Operation Market Garden, a failed attempt by the Allies to break through German lines at Arnhem in World War Two? 3. Which battle of 1876 is sometimes referred to as Custer’s Last Stand? 4. Was Dad’s Army set during World War One or World War Two? 5. Inspiring the name of a popular sporting event, which city in ancient Greece is a messenger called Pheidippides said to have run to Athens from in 490 B.C. to announce the result of a battle? 6. What was the name of the Archduke whose assassination in Sarajevo led to the outbreak of World War One? 7. Published in 1956, The Last Battle is the final book in which series? 8. In music, which group from Bristol temporarily dropped the second word from their two word name in the early 1990s as it was thought that their full name might imply that they supported the Gulf War? 9. Lord Nelson died during which battle? 10. Which common British pub name refers to the hiding place of King Charles II after the Battle of Worcester in 1651?

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Tewkesbury Heritage Centre presents Tales of The Riverbank - a new exhibition

26th May - 31st October 2011

At the Heritage Centre we are often asked by the public and local residents about information on the rivers in Tewkesbury. We are therefore delighted to be able to host a brand new exhibition called Tales of the Riverbank which will open in May 2011. Come along and learn about characters of the river, such as sea mariner and River Severn navigator Captain Festus Agrippa Roberts, whose name is intriguing enough to make us all want to know more! The exhibition will have fascinating objects from his travels like his sea chest and telescope to handwritten notes of his life and work on the rivers and sea. The exhibition will also tell stories of fishing on the rivers and will have a collection of fishing equipment such as elver nets, spears, an eel box and fishing baskets. We will also tell the story of the Elver Wars - a tale of Victorian riverfolk who took to the streets of Gloucester city to fight for their right to harvest their springtime bounty - elvers. A photographic display of the flooding in Tewkesbury over time will give a sensitive portrayal of what has been a somewhat difficult time in the history of Tewkesbury.

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Tewkesbury Heritage Centre This superbly restored 17th century building (once a shop selling hats) is home to our innovative heritage centre. Using our state of the art portable guides and interactive games you can get a taste of our fascinating local history and discover our beautiful architectural heritage. A wander through this charming building will take you from Tewkesbury's earliest settlers, through the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War and the industrial revolution and into the present day. The Heritage Centre is perfect for families, day visitors, groups or educational trips as well as architecture, history and restoration enthusiasts.

Contact us T: 01684 855040 E:outofthehat@tewkesbury.gov.uk W: www.outofthehat.org.uk

Where to find us We are in Church Street in Tewkesbury, not far from the Abbey. Look for us near the War Memorial at one end of the pedestrian crossing. Use town centre parking. Nearest train station is Ashchurch for Tewkesbury (approx 1.5 miles from the town centre) Admission Prices Adults £2.50, children over 5 £1.50, senior/students £2, family ticket £7 (2 + up to 3 children) (price includes PMP or guide leaflet) Groups We can arrange tailored tours around the Heritage Centre to suit the needs of your group or school. Please call us for more details and prices are available on request. Access We are wheelchair friendly and have lift access to all public floors. Front doors are also automatic.

Opening times

Easter-October: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Nov-Easter: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat: 10am-4pm This venue is owned and managed by Tewkesbury Borough Council, details correct at time of going to print, 2011. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure all details within this leaflet are correct, Tewkesbury Borough Council or Out of The Hat cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Printed March 2011. With thanks to Gloucestershire Echo for Elver images and with thanks to Tewkesbury Museum for 1924 flood image.

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How to get the child-friendly holiday you want this year Booking a family holiday can be a nightmare, with hours spent searching online for the ideal destination, only to find you’ve been too slow and everything is fully booked. Here are some top tips for getting the family holiday you REALLY want, from Wendy Shand, founder of www.totstotravel.co.uk and mum of 3.  If you’re travelling with a group of friends or family, plan well ahead (ideally 12 months plus), as larger properties book up earlier. Also think about whether you’re compatible: Same budgets? Activity vs. lying by the pool? Sharing a kitchen? If you’re not sure, a cluster of smaller individual properties may be a better bet.  Start by writing a list of all the things you are looking for and your approximate budget. Do you want privacy or other families with whom to socialise and play? Flight or ferry? Pool or beach?  The younger your children, the more attention you should pay to the property itself. You’ll probably be spending more time at the property than you would with older kids so make sure it’s the kind of place you’re happy to spend a good chunk of time in.  Ask friends for recommendations of companies that they have used or properties they’ve stayed in.  When reading reviews, go for the grounded middle view. There will always be detractors and excitable cheerleaders. The reviews in the middle are likely to be the most accurate.  Pick up the phone. By talking to someone – rather than just looking online - you can ask more questions to ensure the place you’re considering genuinely does suit your family requirements.  Take advantage of extra services at the property to give yourself a proper break. A home-cooked meal delivered to your door or a babysitter for a couple of hours can make an enormous difference to how refreshed you will feel afterwards.

 January is peak summer holiday booking season. Don’t faff! Availability changes hour on hour so avoid disappointment by making a swift decision once you have the facts. If you need weeks in July and August, this is even more true (the peak booking season for school summer holidays is December to February).  There’s little or no truth in the ‘last minute bargain holiday’ idea when it comes to peak weeks in the summer. Availability is very limited and you will be scratching around to find something that suits - flights/ferries are more expensive and car hire is limited.  Pay by credit card so that your purchase is secure.  Organise your travel insurance at the same time so that if for any reason you can’t go then you’ll receive your money back. Tots to Travel specialises in genuinely child friendly holiday properties, hand-picked and vetted by a team of mums throughout Europe. For more top tips for travelling with tots, order your FREE copy of Wendy Shand’s booklet at www.totstotravel.co.uk.

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Badham Pharmacy 23 Church Road, Bishops Cleeve: 01242 672653 Open Monday-Friday 9am - 6.30pm Saturday 9am - 5.30pm Sunday 11am - 1pm, 6pm - 7pm

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GP Out of Hours Service 08454 220220 covers all patients registered with a doctor’s surgery in Gloucestershire. Run by dedicated out of hours staff including doctors, specialist nurses and other health and social care workers.

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Book a computer, reserve or renew 24 hrs a day at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries or call 0845 230 5420 Both libraries are Children’s Centres, where parents and carers can access information and support. The team provide leaflets and verbal advice on a range of topics, including health, finances and childcare.

Recycling Wingmoor Farm, Nr Bishops Cleeve Half mile west of Bishop’s Cleeve on the road to Stoke Orchard. Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) Summer time 8:00am – 7:45pm Winter time 8:00am – 4:45pm Household Recycling Centre Helpline on 01242 680 010

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PUBS & RESTAURANTS Lakeside Cafe & Bar Croft Farm Water Park Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE Tel: 01684 773688 The Lower Lode Inn Forthampton GL19 4RE Tel: 01242 602366 Malvern View Restaurant Cleeve Hill Cheltenham GL52 3PR Tel: 01242 672017 The Queen’s Head Aston Cross, Tewkesbury GL20 8LP Tel: 01684 772440 The Yew Tree Main Road, Conderton Nr Tewkesbury GL20 7PP Tel: 01386 725364 Ye Olde Black Bear 68 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ Tel: 01684 292202 The Anchor Inn 1774 42 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5BH Tel: 01684 293625 Tudor House Hotel 51 High Street Tewkesbury GL50 5BH Tel: 01684 297755 The George Inn 55 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ Tel: 07909 877068 New World Restaurant 61 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ Tel: 01684 292225

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Nottingham Arms 129 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JU Tel: 01684 276346

The Royal Oak Main Road, Bredon Tewkesbury GL20 7LW Tel. 01684 772393

Gupshill Manor Gloucester Road Tewkesbury GL20 5SY Tel.01684 292278

The Royal Hop Pole 94 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5RT Tel: 01684 274039

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Owens Restaurant 73 Church Street Tewkesbury Tel: 01684 292703

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CAFES Jelly Roll Cafe 17 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PY Tel: 01684 292322

J Tea’s Coffee House & Grill 43 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BH Tel: 01684 292955 Melanie’s at 49 49 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BH Tel: 01684 274433 Touching Souls Tea Room Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ Tel: 01684 850959 The Abbey Tea Rooms 59 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ Tel: 01684 292215 The Bay Tree 78 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RX Tel: 01684 294074 Kate’s Candy & Coffee Shop 89 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RX Tel: 07528 174584 Crumpets Tea Shop 7 St Mary’s Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 5SL Tel: 01684 292906

TAKE-AWAYS Subway, 46 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BH Tel:01684 276778 The Crusty Cob, 5 Nelson Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5QF Tel: 01684 293386 Chicago Pizza, 58/59 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ Tel: 01684 275500 Uncle Sam’s Fish & Chips, 116 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5JY Tel: 01684 276186 Kingfisher, 1 Quay Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BE Tel: 01684 293220 Pronto’s, 2 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PA Tel: 01684 291512 Barbeque Turkish Delight, 98 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RS Tel: 01684 291151 Magic Wok, 99 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RS Tel: 01684 275800 Hing Wah, 12 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PP Tel: 01684 292373 The Eastern Eye, 21 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PR Tel: 01684 290668 Joy Garden, 42/43 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PR Tel: 01684 299338 Abbey Friar, 68 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PX Tel: 01684 292365 Glory Garden Cantonese, 8 Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff Tel: 01684 298288

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Building & DIY Building & Plumbing Supplies Tile Sense

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Counselling and Therapies Faye’s Holistics 13 Positive Exchange Hypnotherapy 17 Yogamax 17 Curtains & Blinds Homechoice Blinds 44 Tewkesbury Blinds & Curtains 45 Entertainment FSB Photo Competition Gloucester Rugby The Roses Theatre

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Funeral Directors Alexander Burn Ltd Garden Centres & Nurseries Tewkesbury Garden Centre

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A Turtle’s Tale (U) 3D Cave of Forgotten Dreams (U) 3D Patrick Monahan: Family Stand Up The Importance of Being Earnest Winnie the Pooh (U) The Way (12a) Elmer Meek’s Cutoff (PG) Winnie The Pooh (U) SF Winnie The Pooh (U) Meek’s Cutoff (PG) The Way (12a) The Way (12a) Meek’s Cutoff (PG) We’ll Meet Again Norwegian Wood (15) Pina (U) 3D Phantom & The Musicals Town Band Proms Water For Elephants (12a) Water For Elephants (12a) NM Water For Elephants (12a) Water For Elephants (12a) Little White Lies (15) The Six Sided Man Tales of Gloucestershire (U) FF Hanna (12a) Jon Richardson The Night Queen Little White Lies (15) The Night Queen Hanna (12a) Verve Hanna (12a) Ian McMillan Orchestra An Evening With Blake Johara Dance Tales of Gloucestershire (U) How I Ended This Summer (12a) Tales of Gloucestershire (U) TT3D: Closer to the Edge (15) 3D Tom Jones The Cherry Orchard (NT Live)

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3D: 3D Screening. An extra £2 is payable for the hire of 3D glasses. Glasses from other venues cannot be used. SF: Sensory Friendly screening, designed for children with special needs and their parents/carers. NM: Nappy Mondays screening, exclusively for parents or guardians with babies under the age of 18 months. FF: Film Forum, an informal discussion group held in the bar after the film. Led by Patrick Bliss.



The Tewkesbury Directory June/July issue