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The town of Berkeley plans to attract more visitors

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard, Places by Adam No Comments »

Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

The historic market town of Berkeley near Gloucester is planning to put itself firmly on the tourist map in a bid to attract more visitors. Despite having two very popular attractions of very different types on its outskirts – Berkeley Castle and Cattle Country – the centre of the pretty town is often by-passed by tourists despite its many attractions; including local cafes, a hotel, pubs and speciality shops. This fact, coupled with the drastic reductions in staffing levels at the nearby Magnox power station over recent years, meant local people were concerned for the future prosperity of their community.

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A Memorable Year for Ebrington Gardening Club

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

The president of the club, Doug Drinkwater, was impressed by the number of members attending the AGM of Ebrington gardening club. It had been a good year for meetings and evenings out. The visit to the gardens at Compton Scorpion in June was particularly memorable for him as he had visited it many years ago and recalled the taste of the apples and the mulberries there. Read the rest of this entry »

The Gallery at The Guild, Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Events, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

The Guild craft workshops and exhibition room, Sheep Street, Chipping Campden.
www.thegalleryattheguild.co.uk

Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday except bank holidays.

Contemporary and traditional arts and crafts from twenty-two prominent local artists and craftspeople as well as a showcase for new talent.

Exhibition of ceramics, fine art and furniture…

Tuesday, 1st May to Sunday 27th May – an exhibition of ceramics, fine art and furniture by David W. Birch, Jeremy Green, Waldo Nunwick, Alice Shepherd.

Garden open at Campden House

Events by Adam No Comments »

Campden House is located about half a mile south west of Chipping Campden set in parkland with lakes and ponds.

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, the gardens will be open to the public on the 6th and 13th June from 2pm to 6pm

Teas in aid of NSPCC

Entrance: Adults £3.00, Children Free

Hidcote goes to Chelsea

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Hidcote Manor Garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The Centenary of the Arts and Crafts style garden is being celebrated this year.

In 1907 the estate was purchased by Gertrude Winthrop and her son, Major Lawrence Johnston started to create the garden from scratch.

The anniversary is being celebrated with a Hidcote inspired garden at the Chelsea Flower Show which starts on May 22nd.

Hidcote Head Gardener Glyn Jones and his team will be building the garden which has been designed by TV gardener Chris Beardshaw.

Scuttlebrook Wake – Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Events, Noticeboard by Tony 2 Comments »

2nd June Scuttlebrook Wake

The Scuttlebrook Wake always follows on the next day after the Robert Dover’s Olimpick Games.

There is a procession of the Scuttlebrook May Queen from Littleworth to the square, pulled on her cart by the Chipping Campden Morris Men, accompanied by her four attendants and a page boy.

She is followed by decorated floats and a fancy dress parade and all shops and houses along the route are encouraged to enter a window competition. The subject for this year’s competition is “Children’s stories”.

The queen is crowned in the square and then she presents prizes to the follower with the best fancy dress. After this the square is filled with entertainment from Maypole Dancing, Country Dancing and Morris Dancing.

For the rest of the day it is the fun of the fair with Littleworth full of traditional fair rides.

Stay for two days at Little Gidding and see both events.

Update 17th May from the Chipping Campden Bulletin… Shop / House Window Competition

The subject of this year’s Shop/House Window competition is ‘Children’s Stories’. This should give everyone, including the children, a wide range of ideas – from the modern such as Harry Potter to the old favourites like Peter Rabbit. All shops and houses along the route, from Littleworth to the chemist, are welcome to enter and judging will take place on the morning of Scuttlebrook Wake.

The Scuttlebrook committee would also like to encourage as many as possible to enter the fancy dress parade or take part on a float on the day as this brings much interest to locals and visitors alike. The children’s races, which in recent years have been well supported, will take place as usual on the High Street near the Lygon Arms on the Friday evening of Dovers Games.

Robert Dover’s Olimpick Games – Chipping Campden

Events by Tony 1 Comment »

1st June Robert Dover’s Olimpick Games

On Friday 1st June Dover’s Hill above Chipping Campden, will echo with the shouts and cheers of competitors and spectators as the open air games are celebrated for another year.

The Games were inaugurated in 1612 by Captain Robert Dover and the natural amphitheatre of Dover’s Hill is perfect for a number of contests and races – shin kicking, tug-of-war, wrestling, obstacle and cross country. Bands march, cannon fire and the evening is brought to a close with a bonfire and firework display.

A torchlight procession then wends its way down into Chipping Campden followed by dancing in the square into the wee small hours.

Stay at Little Gidding and we will take you down to the Games and pick you up when you are ready to come back.

Chipping Campden CADHAS local history and archive room

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam 1 Comment »

(From the noticeboard section of the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

THE LOCAL HISTORY AND ARCHIVE ROOM

You may have seen my colleagues or me, hurrying down the High Street clutching files or papers, heard us call ‘just off to the archives’: or noticed us scurrying into the Old Police Station at all hours. Perhaps you have wondered what we do there?

The CADHAS local history and archive room is in the Old Police Station on the first floor. It is run by Olivia Amphlett, CADHAS archivist and her main assistants, Monica Bedding, Judith Ellis, Jennifer Bruce and Carol Jackson with a team of fourteen volunteers. The archive room was first set up in 2003 and since that time has been open regularly on Monday afternoons, Wednesdays am & pm, Thursday and Saturday mornings for members of the public, Campden locals, CADHAS members or visitors to the town to visit and consult CADHAS records. Read the rest of this entry »

Chipping Campden Music Festival

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May 15-26 – Chipping Campden Music Festival

This is the 6th annual festival to be held in St James’ Church and this years highlights include Pascal Roge and Richard Goode on piano, John Lill on piano playing Beethoven, Chopin,Schumann, Haydn and Prokofiev plus the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Winds, The Tallis Scholars, The Borodin Quartet and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

See www.campdenmusicfestival.co.uk

Why not stay nearby at Little Gidding B&B during the festival?

This is the perfect setting for a wonderful programme of events and a limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

The festival has broken all records for ticket sales and has attracted visitors from around the world

Good things happen on the streets of Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Letters by Adam No Comments »

(From the letters section of the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

It’s comforting to know that good things happen on the streets of Campden! Totally unaware, I dropped my purse outside the library which was thankfully found by a couple waiting for the bus. The tourist information office being closed, they handed it to a lady in the town who kindly took the trouble to phone my home and mobile numbers. Apart from cash, I would have also lost debit/master cards, and a driving licence and the prospect of cancelling and renewing these was not attractive. Not only am I enormously grateful to these kind people, it’s good to know there are thoughtful, caring people around.

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