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Gloucestershire is Great!

Young people across Gloucestershire are letting other Europeans know just why our county is such a great place to visit with a competition being run by the Libraries Service.

Together with Europe Direct Gloucestershire and Playing for Success, this week Libraries across Gloucestershire will be running workshops as part of the county’s Gloucestershire 1000 celebrations.

The competition runs from 15th to 31st October during which time special children’s’ events will be held in many of the county’s libraries.

Compton Abdale's Crocodile is restored

Compton Adbale Crocodile - ‘Before’. Copyright, Nick Turner

Gloucestershire photography competition winners announced

Trevor Stuart, Rona Orchard and Ryan HowellThree striking photographs of Gloucestershire won prizes today as part of the ‘My View’ photography competition that was launched in celebration of the county’s millennium.

Talented photographers, Trevor Stuart, Rona Orchard and Ryan Howell, were presented wi

Chris Beardshaw says ‘Plant a tree for future generations’

Chris BeardshawTV Presenter, Author and Garden Designer, Chris Beardshaw, is encouraging people to plant a tree this year as part of the Gloucestershire 1000 millennium celebrations.

As a lasting legacy of the millennium celebrations, the ‘1000 Trees’ campaign is inviting individuals and companies in the county to plant or sponsor a tree with the aim of planting a total of one thousand new trees across Gloucestershire.

Chris is a fervent supporte

The Mickleton Society - October 2007

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

Berkeley Castle, GloucestershireThe Mickleton Society was due to visit Kelmscott Manor on 6th September but the trip had to be cancelled because of the recent flooding problems. At short notice, a visit to Berkeley Castle was arranged for the same date and 34 people set off that morning.

The Cotswold Way marker stone at Campden square

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

Very recently the town council was asked about the above stone and, as they had little or no information, they asked around. I was able to fill the gap and below I set out what I know of its history.

It starts at the Cotstone Quarry, which was worked out and was just a large hole in the ground. I believe that it was owned by an Irishman named Macateer, who was in financial difficulty and fled to Ireland to escape his creditors.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2007

Tall shipsFriday 26th October - Monday 29th October Gloucester Docks

The first Gloucester Tall Ships Festival will have four tall ships sailing up The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, following the historic trading route to Gloucester,

Ebrington Anglers - two personal bests for Common Carp

Kevin RightonMarc WalkerKevin Righton and Marc Walker catch personal bests

Kevin Righton caught a personal best 28lb 15oz common carp

Campden and District music society with a Russian Connection

The Campden and District Music Society launches its 47th season on Tuesday 9th October 2007 with a concert by the Fitzwilliam string quartet. Lucy Russell, Jonathan Sparey, Alan George and Andrew Skidmore founded the group in 1968 when they were Cambridge undergraduates and became well known through their close association with Dmitry Shostakovich, who entrusted them with the Western premieres of his last three quartets. With a busy concert programme across the world, many recordings and international awards, Campden Music Society is delighted to have them launch their concert series.

Another successful Campden flower festival

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

Dear Jeremy,

Another wonderful flower festival is over and now many of us are reflecting on the very successful weekend it was. In our tea rooms we had a really happy five days serving lunches and teas to over 1,000 people, but none of that could have happened without our enormous band of helpers: firstly, all the kind people who donated the food (over 100 cakes) and also the non-food items; and then the large number of friends who worked in shifts in the kitchen.

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