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The spirit of Christmas in Campden

The Spirit of Christmas fund raising evening will run from 4pm till 8pm on Tuesday 4th December encouraging people to raise funds for charity while enjoying the traditional spirit of Christmas with festive stalls, Father Christmas, carol singers and a nativity tableau to name but a few of the event's attractions.

Chipping Campden and Charringworth - Sale of Lordships of the Manor

Thursday 15th November 14.00 - Auction in London of these two Lordships of the Manor

Lordships of the Manor are among the oldest titles in England and pre-date the Norman Conquest, begun by William I at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The Manor was the pivot of the Feudal System and by the reign of Edward the Confessor(1042-66) the Lord of the Manor was the most important person in village affairs. The Domesday Book compiled in 1086 listed 13,418 Manors and their owners.

Slum Survivor National Weekend at Chipping Campden

Slum Survivor logoFriday 26th October - Sunday 28th October Chipping Campden town car park

Slum Survivor is a national campaign organised by the charity Soul Action. Slum Survivor is a challenge to spend a weekend in the way that a billion spend a lifetime.

Chipping Campden wins a first in The Bledisloe Cup

Chipping Campden wins first prize in the large village category

The mayor of Chipping Campden collected the award accompanied by the Campden co-ordinater for the competition, Ros Young, who said "Campden won by a whisker because we had tackled the areas that were criticised by the judges last year"
Most counties have a "best kept village" competition but The Bledisloe Cup competition started in 1937 and was the first in the UK.

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.

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.

Cotswold Olimpick Games and London Olympic Games - a tie up?

2012 - London Olympic Games & 400th anniversary of Cotswold Olimpick Games

During their successful bid for the 2012 London Olympic Games the British Olympic Association included the following statement "An Olympic Games held in London in 2012 will mark a unique anniversary - it will be exactly 400 years from the moment that the first stirrings of Britain's Olympic beginnings can be identified.

Campden and District music society's 47th season

The Campden and District Music Society's 47th season will start with a concert on Tuesday 9th October 2007 with the Fitzwilliam string quartet and Moray Welsh, cello.

Chipping Campden Community Trust awards a grant to the community radio

North Cotswold Community Radio (NCCR) are pleased to announce that the Chipping Campden Community Trust has awarded NCCR a grant of £1,000 which will be put towards the purchase of much needed equipment for the studios at The Old Police Station in Chipping Campden. The award comes just a month after the devastating floods that caused extensive damage to the NCCR studios.

Robb Eden, chairman for NCCR says, "It is perhaps timely that the Chipping Campden Community Trust have granted us this award.

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