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Has anybody got a disused Railway Station wanting a good home?

Broadway Station in the 1960sThe GWR want to replace Broadway Station

The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway are well under way in their plan to restore the line from Winchcombe to Broadway and as part of that plan they intend to find a relacement station at Broadway for the one that was demolished in the 1960's.
They have therefore launched a national hunt and volunteers have drawn up a list of disused station buildings.

"Restoring Broadway Station is monument

100 years of Hidcote Manor Garden


It is one hundred years ago since Lawrence Johnston and his mother, Mrs Gertrude Winthrop, came to Hidcote Manor. On 22 June 1907. The Times advertised the Hidcote Manor estate, described as a valuable freehold farm comprising some 287 acres and 34 perches to-be sold by auction at the Noel Arms in Chipping Campden on Tuesday 2nd July 1907, with possession on 29th September 1907 - Michaelmas day, when most agricultural leases began and ended. The advertisement said that the farm would be sold together with the: very substantial and picturesque farm house, stone built, with, entrance hall, fine oak staircase, three sitting rooms, eight bedrooms, two box rooms, and usual offices, with lawns and large kitchen garden.

It went on to note that: the farm is particularly healthy, being situate on a spur of the Cotswolds at an elevation of from 500 to 800 feet above sea level and from it extensive views of the counties of Warwick, Worcester and Gloucester can be obtained. Meets of the Warwickshire, North Cotswold and Haythrop [sic] Hounds are within easy distance, and the partridge shooting on the estate is good.

Trillionaire lifestyle in Ebrington

Ebrington Hill Farmhouse, Barn and surrounding land is on the market with a guide price of £3.2 million.

It is available as a whole or in three lots.

Lot 1 : Ebrington Hill Farmhouse and 17 acres £2.0 million

Lot 2 : Ebrington Hill Barn and 10 acres £800,000

Lot 3 : The Land 60 acres including a Cross Country Course £400,000

This is a fine country house in a wonderful position with panoramic views.

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Kobudo Group at Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor14th July Display of ancient samurai martial arts in full traditional costume

Snowshill Manor, a NT property near Broadway is an eccentric Cotswold Manor House and Garden which is an Aladdin's Cave of unexpected delights which is well worth going to see for it's contents and gardens alone.

Championship Cheese in Broadway

Gorsehill Abbey St Oswald Cheese is a Supreme Champion

Michael and Diane Stacey of Gorsehill Abbey Farm near Broadway took the Supreme Champion at the Three Counties Cheese and Dairy Produce Competition with their St Oswald cheese. St Oswald is a small rind washed cheese which becomes richer, stronger and more aromatic as it ages.

A CBE in Ebrington

Ebrington resident Professor Stanley Wells awarded CBE

Professor Stanley Wells was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for Services to Literature.

Professor Wells is a Shakespeare scholar who has been studying and writing about the Bard for most of his life and is known as the international leading authority on Shakespeare.

The Kiftsgate Rose is the largest rose in the UK.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens have been chosen as one of the top ten rose gardens to visit in July

The Telegraph Gardening supplement voted Kiftsgate Court Gardens, near Chipping Campden as No.3 in the top ten rose gardens to visit . Kiftsgate Court is world famous for its Kiftsgate Rose which is the largest rose in the UK at almost 60ft high.

Morris Dancing World Record attempt - the Largest Morris Dance

1st September - World Record attempt - Moreton-in Marsh Show - Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire

Moreton-in-Marsh Show has joined forces with local Morris Dance side-The Ilmington Traditional Morris Men- to organise an attempt for the world record for the Largest Morris Dance.

Top of the Crops

Champion Grass Crop - R & J Baldwyn from High Crest, Hidcote Boyce, Chipping Campden.

The results of the first of the on-farm competitions organised by the Moreton Show have been announced and local farmers R & J Baldwin have won the Williams and Hawkins Challenge Trophy for their champion grass crop.

Pigs are Stars

One of the Cotswold Farm Park iron age pigletsCotswold Farm Park - near Guiting Power in the Cotswolds

The Cotswold Farm Park was Britain's first ever Farm Park having been established in 1971.

Amongst their many rare breeds they have had great success in providing pigs for both TV and films. They recently supplied an iron-age pig for the BBC series - We Built Britain. "They wanted a pig typical of the Elizabethan era to set the scene for the story.

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