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Edward Sheldon Open Day – Shipston Independent Wine Merchants

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Edward Sheldon

Saturday 22nd September 11.00 am to 16.00 pm

Edward Sheldon Limited are independent Wine Merchants who have been trading in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842. They have a range of over 700 wines and, although they specialize in French wines, their list incorporates a wide and diverse range from around the world.

Richard Badger, who started the business, became a vintner after first selling medicated wine at his pharmacy and in the late 1850s he passed the business to his nephew Edward Sheldon. The Company still occupies the original extensive cellars and offices.

On Saturday September 22nd from 11am until 4pm (postponed from August because of the devastating floods where they lost over 18000 bottles of wine – yes eighteen thousand!!- see picture at the end of this article) Edward Sheldon are opening their Shop, Cellars and Courtyard to give everyone the opportunity to see what a local independent wine merchant can offer.

There will be Guided Tours of the 19th Century Cellars at 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00 together with a Pig Roast, Wine Tastings, Pimms Tent, Special Offers, Music with Helen Porter and lots more.

Flooded Cellars at Edward Sheldon

Put the date in your diary and go along and support the local Wine Merchant

Edward Sheldon Limited
New Street
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4EN
01608 661409

www.edward-sheldon.co.uk

Chipping Campden floods – letters of thanks

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Letters by Adam No Comments »

Dear Jeremy

The flash floods that hit Chipping Campden and the surrounding areas last Friday may have caused less devastation than the rivers that burst their banks in other parts of the country, but anyone who has been in any way affected by similar natural occurrences will understand how traumatic it can be to find your home and belongings badly damaged, if not quite wrecked.

So we would like to pay a little tribute through your pages to all the good friends, neighbours and kind souls who came rushing to help us when we were so greatly in need: Maralyn and Bill from Paxford, Anne and Ken from Mickleton, Pearl and John from up the road, Geraldine and Tony from across the road who had their own damage to attend to, Maureen who brought food and drink for everybody and stayed cleaning the whole day and Phil the Minister from the Baptist Church, who not only brought words of comfort but got himself thoroughly filthy carrying furniture and ruined possessions from the house to the road, from where everything was speedily removed in countless journeys by Graham and Conrad. Read the rest of this entry »

Ebrington needs help from St. Swithin

Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Ebrington Floods 2Friday 20th July – Floods in Ebrington after a day of torrential rain

It rained and rained and rained all day.

It had also rained on St Swithin’s Day, Sunday 15th July and the rhyme says:-

St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain,
Full forty days, it will remain
St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair
For forty days, t’will rain no more.

On Friday I think that we got the full forty days of rain in the one day.
Ebrington Floods 1
Like most places in the Cotswolds and in both Worcestershire and Warwickshire the village was inundated with water. The drains and ditches could not cope, the roads rapidly became streams, the streams became lakes and the water just ran off the fields in torrents into the houses.

In spite of all the water damage, and some people have seen their properties damaged very badly, the British spirit rang true and all the travellers who could go no further, and there were many of them including families with small children and a pregnant lady, because all the local towns were cut off and all the local roads flooded, were accomodated locally.

Some have had to stay a second night as, because of the sheer volume of broken down cars in the area, the rescue services cannot get to them until Sunday.

Ebrington is no different to any other village and was certainly not as badly hit as some villages in the area, but in a time of stress everybody does pull together and look after those less fortunate.

So St.Swithin please do not send rain like that again – we have had our forty days.

St.Swithin was an early Saxon Bishop of Winchester and is buried in the Cathedral. It is said that he requested to be buried in a common graveyard, “where the rain would fall on him and the feet of ordinary men could pass over him.” His wishes were followed but then it was decided to move his body inside the Cathedral. When this was done there was a great storm.

Prayers to St. Swithin met with miraculous cures and he was canonized.

There is no evidence to support the “40 days” but the rhyme has stuck and become familiar.

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