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Quality Items were in the frame at The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Cheltenham

Features by Tony No Comments »

Was Cheltenham a barometer of the antiques trade today?  Well clocks were certainly in demand and although a mixed result overall, there were a number of really good sales, at The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair held in association with LAPADA at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire  on 27th-30th November 2008, including a £35,000 Lowry drawing from Neptune Fine Art to a new client from Derby. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: antiques | art | cheltenham | christmas | fair | furniture | gloucestershire | sale | stow

The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Cheltenham

Events, Features by Tony No Comments »

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th November 2008 – The Autumn Antiques & Fine Art Fair in association with LAPADA. The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH.
The Autumn Antiques & Fine Art Fair is Cheltenham’s most prestigious and elegant fine art and antiques fair and is now in its 5th year at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse.

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Tags: antiques | art | cheltenham | christmas | fair | furniture | gloucestershire | sale | stow

Sprouts Bite Back – Worcester gets a taste for Brussels Sprouts

Events, Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Sprouts Bite Back logoThursday 13th November and Friday 14th November 2008. Sprouts Bite Back.
A festival to celebrate British Brussels Sprouts. The Brussels Sprout & Local Produce Fayre,  Cathedral Plaza, 24 College Street, Worcester WR1 2LU.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: countryside | cotswolds | fair | food | worcestershire | gloucestershire | chipping campden

Cotswold all set for Stow Horse Fair

Places by Adam No Comments »

Cotswold District Council has been working with Gloucestershire Police, local residents, and other agencies this month to ensure that forthcoming Stow Fair is as well controlled as the previous two events.

The Fair – held twice a year at Stow on the Wold – usually attracts a large number of gypsies and travellers, which can have a significant impact on the surrounding towns and villages. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bourton to host Flood Fair on May 16th

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

It may seem that summer has come to the Cotswolds early, but people in Gloucestershire should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the future.

And Cotswold District Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency and the National Flood Fair to offer residents the chance to get prepared, as it holds a second Flood Protection Products Fair on May 16th in Bourton-on-the-Water.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: bourton | fair | floods

Take time out to enjoy traditional events in the Cotswolds AONB

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

The summer is the best time of year to enjoy the age old traditions of the Cotswolds and so the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has created a traditional events calendar for 2008-9 that shows you where and when you can enjoy events that are closely linked to the area’s rich heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: bourton | stow | games | festivals | fair | cotswolds

Edward Sheldon Annual Wine Fair 2007 – Shipston-on-Stour

Events, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Friday 9th November 2007 19.00 – 21.15 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warks.

Edward Sheldon Limited are Independent Wine Merchants who have been trading in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842.
On 9th November they are again holding their annual Wine fair on their premises when you will have the opportunity to taste over 50 wines in the relaxed atmosphere of their shop and cellars.

As well as Edward Sheldon showing their full house selection the following suppliers will be in attendance:-
Burridges of Arlington St. – with a range of Spanish Wines
Boutinot UK Ltd – presenting South african and Italian Wines
France Domaines Ltd – showing French wines from the Loire and Rhone Valley
Louis Latour Ltd – Burgundian wines and wines from South Africa and Australia
Vignobles Germain-Saincrit – French wines from the Bordeaux and Loire regions
Paragon Vintners Ltd – showing New World wines plus some Cognac

Edward Sheldon Limited
New Street
CV36 4EN
Telephone 01608 661409
E Mail

Tickets cost £10.00 per person and are redeemable on the evening against orders for six bottles or more

Tags: fair | shipston on stour | wine

Big Boddington Bonanza 1000

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

Celebrating 1,000 years of Gloucestershire.
In Aid of Gloucestershire Community Foundation and St. John Ambulance.

(c) Gloucestershire 1000 and its associate partners
Sunday September 16th from 2pm

Come along to Boddington Manor to celebrate Gloucestershire’s 1000th birthday with a whole range of activities for all the family to enjoy. Tailgate tables, a millennium dog parade, plants sale and music from Live Music Now!

A variety of local foods and drinks will be on sale with ‘Relish’ picnics, Ken Sheather Wines, homemade cakes and Spot Logins Organic Ice Cream. Enjoy your picnic in the park.
Boddington Manor
With stocks and flour bags, face painting and many more entertainments, this promises to be an exciting day out and a real taste of the Gloucestershire millennium! There will be a one-off opportunity to take a tour of Boddington Manor, and performances by the Gloucestershire 1000 Poet Laureate.

Entry is £5 per person, under 12s free.
Boddington Manor, near Cheltenham.

Tags: gloucestershire | places | fair | boddington

Chipping Campden – Sequel to the Scuttlebrook wake verse

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »


A sequel to our ‘1915’ Scuttlebrook poem saga has emerged. Further anecdotal evidence suggests that Scuttlebrook Wake again came under threat soon after the opening of the recreation ground in 1934 and another Coldicott was involved. A ‘Save Scuttlebrook Wake in Leasbourne’ group ( of which Fred Coldicott was a member) sprang up following the town council’s insistence that all future celebrations, including Scuttlebrook, should take place in ‘their’ new field. The group organised their own ‘Leasbourne’ Scuttlebrook celebrations by putting up stalls, donkey rides and selling refreshments.

Tradition triumphed as Scuttlebrook retreated from the recreation ground to be unanimously celebrated the following year (1935) in Leasbourne. During WWII one stall was erected by Laurence Ladbrook to keep the charter intact and maintain the tradition.

Unfortunately the last line was missed from the poem in the last Bulletin, the last verse should have read

So just let our brave lads know at the front
And the kiddies they ‘ve left behind,
That good old Campden’s flag still flies
For the sake of “Ye Olden Times”!!

The Archive Room at the Old Police Station, Chipping Campden
(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)


Tags: chipping campden | fair | history

Wychwood Forest Fair 2007

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

2nd September Sunday at Capps Lodge near Burford. Noon until 5pm

The original Forest Fair began in the late 18th Century and was held at Newhill Plain Cornbury but ceased in 1856 because of “drunkeness and debauchery”

The Friends of Wychwood revived the Fair and have been organising the Wychwood Forest Fair for the past seven years. This group is a charity run by volunteers and supports the Wychwood Project. The Fair is held annually in September at varying locations within the area of the former Royal Hunting Forest of Wychwood.

This year’s fair will have over 150 stalls, covering conservation and community group activities and local businesses, with a fun fair, nature trail, Morris dancing, children’s story teller, local food outlets, second hand books and an Arts and Crafts Tent.

There will also be displays of the Wychwood Project’s work and by the Friends of Wychwood.

All profits from the Fair will be used by the Friends of Wychwood to help fund the Wychwood Project,which works with local people to restore habitats and create woodlands within the boundaries of the ancient Forest of Wychwood.

Admission £5.00 per person. Under 16s free. Parking free

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