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TEWKESBURY’S

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This grand memorial is to two young men who died swimming at Sandy Point on the River Severn. A generation later in 1911 a juryman addressed the coroner: “with two of the finest rivers in the country, Tewkesbury had no proper place where people could learn to swim, and at the only place - Sandy Point - last week a boy was nearly drowned. In larger towns children were taken from their schools to the baths, and properly instructed in the art of swimming, and he thought some such facility should be provided.” Perhaps incredibly the advice was ignored and Sandy Point was actively promoted by the Corporation as a bathing beach. In 1931 we see the Mayor opening new bathing huts there – they were former tramcars purchased from Worcester for £7! Page 6

Tewkesbury Swimming Club also used Stanchard Pit, first promoted as a bathing area by Bathurst the boat builder in 1871 and, as late as 1933, it provoked mirth in the local newspaper. Entrance for children was 6d but it could only be used in good weather. Therefore, in 1935 Cllr. Crouch announced that it was “time To Face Up To This Question”: the Council was discussed the building an Open Air Swimming Pool. However, little discussion took place and the war intervened and so it was not until 1950 that the matter was raised again. It was a public pressure in 1952 which added impetus – and halted the progress of the scheme for the Town’s Riverside Walk. The committee’s minutes reveal that “unfortunately two small children were drowned the very week of the ceremony for launching a public appeal for money. This happening created an outcry for a swimming pool”. The Riverside Walk scheme was scaled down and the council occupied itself by proposing and building a swimming pool behind the Gloucester Road car park, in what today is a caravan sales area.

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This pool, part of a winder scheme which involved tennis courts and dubbed the “Bird Bath”, was opened after many delays and despite a “deputation of 11 parents with 600 signatures attended a council meeting to protest against council decision not to build a pool larger than 30 ft. x 20 ft.” The Council had originally wished to build an adult swimming pool but the government would only sanction a loan for a children’s pool. If we can believe the testimony of then youngsters like Bill Treen, the water was so cold it was not successful in encouraging children to swim! It was the drowning of two more children that impelled Nellie Davis to start the Tewkesbury Guild with an aim of raising enough money to build an indoor pool: a weekly lottery illustrated by this advert from the Town Guide of 1968 confirms the way citizens contributed 5p a week. £50,000 was raised and encouraged the council to add to government loans. The chosen site was Spring Gardens in the Oldbury: the Queen officially opened the pool in 1971. It has proved popular with both children and elite swimmers such as Olympian Roland Lee. The council owns the land and operates the pool but the Swimming Baths Trust owns the building on a 99-year lease. After so many years’ debate, the citizens and council of Tewkesbury had the desired adult swimming pool so that no longer would children lose their lives in the treacherous river waters.

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The Better Life Compost Mentis

by Derek Thompson

Very few of our neighbours know about my writing this column and it’s safe to bet that none of them have ever read it. And it may surprise you to know that I’m perfectly happy with that state of affairs. After all, I have never claimed to be a green sage (see what I did there...). We simply do our bit wherever and however we can, and report back our little misadventures. However, occasionally, someone (usually by email) does ask my opinion about how to live a more environmentally aware existence, growing your own, or doing more with the garden. And when that happens, I say one magical word: compost. Because, to me, nothing epitomises Green Living like the joy of composting. It relies on waste, natural decomposition and, once you’ve sorted out the basics, a minimal amount of attention. And yet, at the end of it, you have nutrient rich plant fodder for free. What could be greener than that? Remember those science lessons at school? Well, this should be a breeze in comparison. Successful composting of waste relies on the addition of warmth, oxygen and water. You could call it the wow factor. You could, but trust me - Anne wouldn’t like it. You also need to be aware of the Carbon to Nitrogen ration. Page 8

Now, before you run screaming to the hills (green ones, naturally), let’s simplify that. The carbon contribution comes from cardboard and paper (not the glossy kind), straw, dried grass and leaves, and sawdust (we sometimes get extra when we pick up some for the chickens). The nitrogen contributors include fruit and vegetable kitchen waste (because even chickens have their limit), grass cuttings and even plants that have seen better days. I’m reliably informed that a good ration of carbon material to nitrogen material is upwards of 20 to 1. But I have to be honest and say that we simply adjust the mix as and when required (partly determined by whatever’s going on in our gardening and recycling). Our composting tub, which looks like an out-of-condition Dalek, sits on a flat concrete surface and receives some direct sunlight. I mix the compost regularly to aerate the pile, although my grunting

noises are completely optional. Very occasionally I will also sprinkle some water, if it looks like it’s becoming dry. Nature likes to give composters a hint or two. The presence of worms is a good indication that all’s well. Fruit flies, however, as well as being a minor irritation, are a sure sign that you need more carbon in the mix. The same goes for runny mulch. The presence of an ant nest in there calls for more moisture - and some say increasing the heat will help move them on. Rodents are very bad news. You need to make your compost heap impregnable. You could try a cat, unlike ours, who works for a living. My final tips are to give the compost time to develop and to avoid accidentally colliding with the tub when it’s top heavy, because you’ve evacuated the lower half where the good stuff lives. Otherwise, like me, you’ll end up wielding a shovel. And you won’t come up smelling of roses.

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You might think that the secret to beautiful skin lies inside an expensive pot of ‘miracle cream’, but you’d be wrong. That’s because the key to achieving a young, glowing, healthy complexion is far simpler and much cheaper - and you will find that it helps your hair and nails too. It’s all about eating the correct food; getting the right vitamins and nutrients and stocking up on the super foods that are guaranteed to boost your beauty the completely natural way. So, instead of heading to the nearest beauty counter this weekend and spending a fortune, take a trip to the supermarket instead and start eating your way to flawless skin, shiny hair and long nails.

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Sage and Pancetta Roast Chicken Ready in 2 hours 30 minutes

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Give classic roast chicken a tasty makeover with a handful of fresh sage and some delicious smoky flavoured Italian bacon called pancetta. Look out for thin rashers of pancetta in the deli section of your supermarket or buy freshly sliced from an Italian deli. Serve with roasted baby new potatoes and lightly steamed vegetables for a wonderful summer Sunday lunch.

Ingredients: • 1.3kg oven-ready chicken (preferably free range) • 55g butter, softened • Few fresh sage leaves • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped • 85g smoked pancetta slices • 115g fresh white breadcrumbs • 1 medium egg, beaten • Fresh sage leaves, to garnish

Tip: To make light gravy to serve with the roast chicken, drain off any excess fat from the roasting tin then heat the pan juices until sizzling. Add a splash of dry white wine or sherry then stir in a little plain flour and 1 tsp wholegrain mustard. Cook for 1 minute then gradually pour in 400ml hot chicken or vegetable stock and slowly bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until just thickened. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

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Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5. Place the chicken in a foil-lined roasting tin. Smear half the softened butter over the chicken breast, legs and wings and scatter over the sage leaves. Season lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover the chicken loosely with foil and roast in the preheated oven for 1 hour 10 minutes. Uncover and baste the chicken with any juices twice during cooking. Meanwhile, melt the rest of the butter in a frying pan, add the chopped onion and fry gently for 5 minutes. Chop half the pancetta and add to the pan, frying for a further 5 minutes until the onion is softened and golden. Remove from the heat. Finely chop the rest of the sage and add to the pan with the breadcrumbs and seasoning. Leave to cool then stir in the beaten egg. Press the stuffing mixture into a greased 18cm round shallow cake tin. Uncover the chicken and top with the rest of the pancetta slices. Return to the oven and roast, uncovered, for a further 25-35 minutes until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through – the juices should run clear with no sign of pinkness when the thickest part of the thigh is pierced. Cook the stuffing in the oven at the same time until set and pale golden. Remove the chicken from the oven, cover and leave to rest for 10-15 minutes. Cut the stuffing into wedges and serve on a platter with the roast chicken, garnished with the fresh sage leaves.

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Feeling the itch By Julia Faulks With the British summer finally here it’s not just us embracing the warmer weather - as we peel our winter layers off and take our arms and legs out of hibernation, summer bugs will also make their untimely appearance. Over the past couple of years wet and warm summers have resulted in an explosion in mosquito and flea populations, which can only mean one thing – bites and more bites. You’d like to think you would take it as a compliment that insects think you’re tasty enough to feast on, but it’s not much fun when you’re left with burning, red, swollen and itchy marks - not to mention the pain from stinging nettles after balmy walks in the countryside and picnics in the park. On-the-spot treatments There are some simple ways you can help relieve any discomfort if you’ve been bitten or stung: wash the area with soap and water, use a cold compress or an ice pack (a bag of frozen peas will do the trick) and try not to scratch to prevent infection. You can also use a spray or cream that contains local anaesthetic, antihistamine or mild hydrocortisone to prevent itching and swelling, Page 16

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Warm sun and blue skies are not the only ingredients for a perfect summer’s day spent outdoors. Whether for dining, playing or simply relaxing, we look at ways in which to make your garden a fun and functional place for all the family.

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Home Grown Herbs by Pippa Greenwood There’s a really reliable, easy, low-cost and low-effort way to add some zing to your meals; home-grown herbs. Many herbs are simple to raise from seed and if you start sowing now you should be able to have a plentiful supply of fresh, tasty herbs to add to salads, sandwiches, stews and stir-fries for months to come. All you need to is a sunny window sill or balcony, or a well-drained, sunny spot in your garden. First, find some good quality multi-purpose compost, your chosen herb seeds and some pots. Good-quality compost is well worth the little bit extra you need to pay. The style of pot is up to you – you may want to choose a classic Mediterranean one, or perhaps a good-looking plastic planter for longevity and light-weight characteristics. Remember that plenty of drainage is essential, and that the smaller herbs do not need a deep root run, so there’s no need for a very tall planter or pot. It’s best to grow each type of herb in its own individual pot, so buy a selection of pots with a minimum diameter of 8cm. Once you have your pot to hand, put a broken flower pot or other drainage material in the base and then fill with good Page 34

quality compost to within 1cm of the rim of the pot and firm it down, not too aggressively, but enough to ensure that there’s no subsidence later on. With large seeds such as coriander, position the seeds evenly on the compost surface. Sprinkle smaller seed thinly. The seeds need to be covered with compost so use your finger or a dibber to gently press the seed in to the very surface of the compost and then drizzle more compost on top to the depth stated on the packet of seed. Water the compost thoroughly either from above using a watering can with rose attached, or by standing the pot in a saucer of water for a few minutes until the compost surface is just moist. The seeds generally germinate quite quickly and often within just a week or two you’ll have lots of tiny herbs like this coriander. Once the herbs are up and growing strongly you can start to harvest them. Use sharp scissors or a sharp knife to cut off what you need; this way you’ll minimise damage to the growing plants and so help to keep them cropping for longer. As long as you keep the pots adequately watered, ideally by watering from the base, they should last for several weeks or months but

make sure that the compost is not too wet or else your herb pots won’t last long. If you find that you’re not eating them fast enough, store some for later use. Ice cubes give you a really great fresh-herb taste off-season. Just half fill ice-cube tray sections with water. Add chopped fresh herbs to each section and top up with water. Label the tray as they can be difficult to identify. You can then simply pop them whole into stews and casseroles as and when you need them.

Top herbs that grow well from seed: There are lots of herbs which do very well in pots when sown from seed. Some of my favourites include Italian or Genovese basil, lemon basil, chervil, Coriander ‘Cilantro’ for leaves, flat-leaved parsley, Ainse, Thai basil, chervil, chives, fennel, garlic chives.

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High Tech Holidays Have a very happy holiday with some high-tech help

Some of the most useful travel gadgets are the simplest. The TanSafe is a great example: it looks like a standard bottle of sun cream, but it’s a secret safe that’s big enough for your cash, cards, keys and even your mobile phone (but not a phone case). It’s even watertight, so it can protect your phone from the odd splash. At £7.99 it’s cheap too. Some of our favourite technology solves problems we thought were with us forever - such as creased shirts. For £34.99, the Shirt Shuttle MK2 is a hanger that you wrap your freshly ironed shirt or blouse around, folding it and clipping it shut to protect your shirt from creasing. How attractive it is depends on how much you hate ironing: a travel iron will set you back around £10, while a portable garment steamer such as Rowenta’s DR5050 promises to unwrinkle anything for £30. If you’re travelling with children, there’s no shortage of technology that can keep them amused on even the longest trip. Apple’s iPad Mini is ideal, providing all the fun of an iPad without the Page 36

weight or price, but it’s still quite expensive at £269; an iPod touch does much the same thing in a smaller case for half the price, or a quarter of the price if you’re buying used. If you prefer Android tablets Google’s Nexus is a good buy at £159. All of these devices can run apps, and you can copy video from your computer or buy or rent videos from wherever you can find an internet connection. We’d advise against 3G devices that connect to the mobile phone network: there are often very high charges for data roaming. The problem with many travel-related gadgets is that they can be very large and very heavy - and that’s terrible if you’re trying to keep everything in a single suitcase that doesn’t exceed the airline’s weight limit. For example, a wireless speaker such as the Supertooth Disco weighs a massive 1.1kg, and it’s a hefty size too. When it comes to travel speakers, small can be beautiful: the £18 X-Mini II Capsule speaker weighs just 82g but it punches way above its weight. It doesn’t sound as good as a top-end

speaker system but it’s a vast improvement on any smartphone’s speakers. If size really does matter, you can even cut the size of your plugs - but beware, because it can be pricey. The Mu Folding Plug is a 3-pin plug with a USB socket on the other side, and it folds down to a titchy 1.4cm - but at around £25 for one, it’s considerably more expensive than standard plugs. Now that we’re travelling with lots of gadgets, powering and/ or recharging them can be a problem: it’s not unusual to have a camera, an e-reader, a smartphone and a music player competing for the same plug socket as the TV or hairdryer. Rather than packing multiple chargers or 4-way extension leads, it might be a better idea to invest in a 4port worldwide travel charger, which comes with 4 USB ports in the top and a collection of interchangeable plugs that work almost anywhere in the world, all for around £10. Such chargers aren’t powerful enough for iPads, which draw massive amounts of power, but they’re fine for smartphones, cameras and other popular bits of kit.

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Self-Publishing Facts Everyone’s doing it, but what’s involved in self-publishing? James Smith @jsmithwriter You’re packing your bags after two weeks in the sun, and with a few hours to spare before leaving for the airport, you finish the last few pages of that 500-page novel. It called itself a ‘thriller’, but it was more of a yawn than a pageturner, so you discretely leave it on the bedside dresser for the next holidaymaker to battle through. And a little later on the aircraft, you wonder: can I do better? Indeed, there are many writers doing better via the process of self-publishing. Some literary agents and publishers baulk at the notion of this disruptive new kid on the block stirring up trouble. But like the digital revolution in music, these intermediaries must adapt and innovate, or simply go out of business. Literary agents are no longer necessarily the gatekeepers to publishing success. The doors have opened for everyday people to reach the masses with their writing and recent established successes have proved that self-publishing is credible and here to stay. To start, you need access to a computer and the Internet and be able to format your book for upload to a publishing website. This may sound quite technical, but there is plenty of information and help

available, and you can always ask friends, relatives or even freelancers to do the job for you. Good material No matter how wonderful or ground-breaking your idea, you must present it as a well-written story with a good structure in order to give you the best chance of success. Hone the craft of writing to your best ability; this will afford you respect amongst your readership. As with all creative endeavours, you will be open to the critics, so at least tackle the technical side of writing to deter them from attacking you on a basic level. Proofreading and editing Ask people outside of your circle of friends and family to read and comment on your work. It’s not easy to invite opinion, but just watch how views differ. You may, however, discover a consistent thread within their comments from which you can learn and adjust the prose accordingly. One of the wisest investments is to hire an experienced proofreader to check for grammatical and typing errors, and to provide editing suggestions on style. There are many freelance services available on the Internet, so do some research and obtain a number of estimates from the

professionals. Formatting Once you have the manuscript on your computer in a program such as Microsoft Word, you will need to have it formatted for upload to a site like Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or Smashwords. There are guidelines on these websites, and free books that you can download, explaining the step-by-step process. It’s very important that the formatting is correct and there are freelance professionals that will oblige for a small fee. Designing the cover Unless you are a graphic designer and have a talent for this type of work, then hire someone who can represent your work professionally. Often the cover is the first thing people will see on the Internet, so it must shine above the abundant competition. Publishing The KDP and Smashwords sites enable you to prepare your material in the form of a draft via a ‘dashboard’, and when you’re ready, you can the set your price for various territories around the globe and submit it for publication. People of all backgrounds and ages are self-publishing, so if you have a great story, be sure to put it out to the world.

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Holiday Spending Making your money go further Affording a family holiday isn’t easy in these cash-strapped times. According to recent research by the Office for National Statistics, nearly a third of Britons don’t have the money to afford a week-long break. So, if you’ve managed to stretch your finances and save up for a holiday this summer, you want to make sure your hard-earned cash goes as far as possible. After all, you want your money to be spent on creating memorable moments rather than paying out for avoidable charges:

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is widely recommended as it doesn’t charge for overseas use and you can withdraw up to £500 a day without incurring ATM charges. Remember that for debit cards, most banks charge a foreign exchange fee of around three per cent, just like credit cards. Then, add on withdrawal fees of around two per cent and extra charges every time you use your card and you could soon end up spending a small fortune.

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The Great Gatsby ThePompeii 12A Great Gatsby Live 12A Teechers Matthew Ford’s Matthew Teechers Ford’s pm Sat 22 June 7pm Tues 9So - Thurs 18Tues July Sat 9So -22 Thurs June 18 7pm July Tues 25 June 7.30pm Tues 25 June 7.30pm Tues 25Donegan June 7.30pm Swing Legends Swing Legends ance Street Dance Pinocchio Pinocchio I’m Excited I’m 15 Street Excited Dance 15Donegan Pinocchio Lonnie Lonnie Jr. Jr. Page 42 To advertise call 07939 802 384 or 01242 500 028 or visit www.glosdirectories.co.uk

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Sat 15 June & Sun 7 July

The Great Gatsby 12A Matthew Ford’s Tues 9 - Thurs 18 July Swing Legends Fri 19 July 7.30pm

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

The Lower Lode Inn Forthampton GL19 4RE Tel: 01242 602366 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 New World Restaurant 61 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ Tel: 01684 292225 Nottingham Arms 129 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JU Tel: 01684 276346 Lakeside Cafe & Bar Croft Farm Water Park Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE Tel: 01684 773688 Page 44

The Albion Oldbury Road Tewkesbury GL20 5LR Tel: 01684 293147 The Britannia Inn 30 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5AT Tel: 01684 291811 Great Wall Restaurant 17 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5AL Tel: 01684 292046 Raj Shahi Restaurant 121 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JU Tel: 01684 273727 Berkeley Arms 8 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5PA Tel: 01684 290 555 The Bell Hotel 52 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5SA Tel: 01684 293293 Slatters Bistro 66 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5RX Tel: 01684 297207 Nirala Tandoori 69/70 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5RX Tel: 01684 294353 My Great Grandfathers 84/85 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5RX Tel: 01684 292687

The Royal Oak Main Road, Bredon Tewkesbury GL20 7LW Tel. 01684 772393 The Royal Hop Pole 94 Church Street Tewkesbury GL20 5RT Tel: 01684 274039 Owens Restaurant 73 Church Street Tewkesbury Tel: 01684 292703 Spicy Life 29 Barton Street Tewkesbury GL20 5PR Tel: 01684 299584 Theoc House Bistro / Bar 85 Barton Street Tewkesbury GL20 5PY Tel: 07929 568948 Burlington Bertie’s 83 Barton Street Tewkesbury Tel: 01684 293696 Elmbury Lodge Shannon Way Tewkesbury GL20 8ND Tel: 01684 278680 The Canterbury Ashchurch Road Tewkesbury GL20 7RW Tel: 01684 297749 Tewkesbury Park Hotel Lincoln Green Lane Tewkesbury GL20 7DN Tel: 0870 990 2270 The Fleet Inn Fleet Lane, Twyning Tewkesbury GL20 6DG Tel: 01684 274310 The Fox and Hounds Church Street, Bredon Tewkesbury GL20 7LA Tel. 01684 772377

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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

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 The Vintage Tea Room, 89 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RX Tel: 01684 292922 Crumpets Tea Shop, 7 St Mary’s Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 5SL Tel: 01684 292906

Glory Garden Cantonese, 8 Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff GL20 7SP Tel: 01684 298288

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Index of Advertisers Architectural & Building Services ADCMS Ltd 21 Lockwood Architectural 31 Beauty, Health, Fitness & Skincare Hush Mobile Beauty Therapy 13 Slimming World 5 TAGB Tae Kwon Do 9 Bikes & Bike Repairs Bredon Hill Bikes

10

Bouncy Castle Hire Bouncy Castle Hire Croft Farm

9

Building & DIY Building & Plumbing Supplies

37

Building, Maintenance, Repair, Carpentry & Handyman Services Bill Bowmer Handyman 33 Clive Ball Generl Maintenance 28 Concept Carpentry 28 Dave Dowell 21 LB Services 31 LCM Flat Roofing 29 Matt Grimshaw Carpentry 21 Ricki Dean 35 Robert Baker Building 31 Business Services & I.T. Pitman Training TCG IT The Utility Warehouse

5 17 18

Carpets & Carpet Cleaning Blue fish Carpets Quick Dry Carpet Service

33 29

Catering & Events Ashcroft Catering

15

Charities Building Circles Gloucestershire 17 CCP Cheltenham Circular Challenge 17 Paying for Care 19 Children, Classes & Tuition Kumon Maths and English Prestbury Piano

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Cleaning Services Cleaning & Ironing Service Cloudy 2 Clear Windows Oven Cleaning David Glasgow Tewkesbury Cleaning Under Pressure Ironing

15 27 21 35 9

Conservatories & Windows Prior Products

27

Motoring, MOT’s & Vehicle Sales Car Trade Direct 22 Cotswold Cheltenham Mini 23 J.T. Vehicle Services 22

Counselling and Therapies Positive Exchange Hypnotherapy 19

Mobile Hair & Beauty Hush Mobile Beauty Therapy 13

Curtains & Blinds Homechoice Blinds 31 Tewkesbury Blinds & Curtains 29

Oven Cleaners Oven Cleaning David Glasgow 21

Electrical services Carl’s Electrics Pro Electrical

29 31

Entertainment CCP Cheltenham Circular Challenge 17 Cheltenham Tigers 20 The Roses Theatre 43 Estate Agents & Property Services Ashgrove Property Services Ltd 20 Food & Drink Ashcroft Catering Jelly Roll Cafe

15 9

Funeral Directors Alexander Burn Ltd

28

Garden and Estate Services & Maintenance Bredon Hill Landscaping C&M Tree Solutions Evergreens UK Dave Dowell

35 33 47 21

Healthcare Paying for Care

5

Hypnotherapists Positive Exchange Hypnotherapy 19 Ironing Service Cleaning & Ironing Service Under Pressure Ironing

Kitchens Building & Plumbing Supplies Concept Carpentry Matt Grimshaw Carpentry

37 28 21

Pets & Dog Walking Our Dog Walkers

9

Piano Tutor Prestbury Piano

41

Plumbing, Heating & Boiler Services Johnston Scotia 24-25 Roofs LCM Flat Roofing

29

Shopping Beechwood Shopping Centre 3 Stoves & Chimney Services A&R Stove Installers

21

Taxis & Airport Transfers 1st Choice Private Hire Abbey Cars

45 45

Television & Satellite Digital TV & Sat Systems

33

Training Pitman Training Windows & Conservatories Cloudy 2 Clear Windows Prior Products

5 27 27

15 9

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