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Moreton-in-Marsh Show 2008 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Saturday 6th September 10.30am - 18.00pm, Moreton-in-Marsh Showground, Batsford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0AB.
STOP PRESS MORETON SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sadly the weather has beaten us and the 

2008 Moreton Show has been cancelled

The Hidcote Maize Maze is back and this year it's a Giant Dragon

Thursday 24th July to Sunday 7th September - Hidcote Manor Farm, Hidcote Bartrim, Glos.
Hidcote Manor Farm is proud to present the opening of this year's Maize Maze. This years theme is "scary" and the maze is in the shape of a giant dragon over 200 metres tall.
The most fun you will have getting lost in the countryside.

Open Farm Sunday - An Opportunity to Feed your Senses

On Sunday 1st June, hundreds of farmers across the country will be opening their gates to the public. Open Farm Sunday, organised by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) offers a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to enjoy the living , vibrant countryside.

Cotswold MP spots an opportunity to fight for local pig farmers

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has lent his voice to the cause of local, independent pig farmers fighting to protect their product's pedigree against unfair competition from large scale retailers.

A Place in my Country - In Search of a Rural Dream - by Ian Walthew

Thursday 1st May 2008 Cotswold Author Ian Walthew's highly acclaimed first book is being re-issued in paperback.
A Place in My Country is part memoir, dealing with issues of personal identity, sense of place, loss and memory, but equally it is about a small Cotswold village in the early 21st Century.

"Funny, touching and ultimately very moving..a beautiful, unsentimental account of a personal loss that is reflected in the rapidly changing texture of life in rural England" Sunday Telegraph

Gloucestershire Root, Fruit and Grain Society is looking for some Competitors

The Gloucestershire Root, Fruit and Grain Society (GRFGS) has just issued its Annual Schedule of Competitions for 2008. The object of the Society is to encourage the improvement of all forms of agricultural practices and products and the 2008 Competitions are a Farm Championship, Livestock Championship, Arable Championship, Forage Championship and Special Awards.

Cotswold Farm Walks invite you to take "A Dawn Chorus" walk

Saturday 3rd May 04.00-04.30 Manor Farm, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AQ.

Ornithologist Arthur Ball will identify bird song at a beautiful site in the Cotswolds

North Cotswold Hunt Point-to-Point - Easter Monday 2008

Monday 24th March - First Race 1.00 pm - Paxford, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6XS

This Annual Event is held on the Bank Farm,Paxford Course, which opened in 1997, and features permanent buildings with changing rooms for jockeys and a weighing room. Car Parking is plentiful and the viewing is excellent. It is a very good day out with some excellent racing.
(Please note the earlier start time of the first race due to the clocks having not yet gone back)
 

Cotswold Farm Walks at Bourton-on-the-Hill - and they are free!

Robin Dale at Manor Farm, Bourton-on-the-Hill, near Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds is offering free Cotswold Farm Walks as part of the DEFRA Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Conservation Scheme.

Cotswolds MP says "Pigs are worth it"

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown demonstrated his support yesterday for the country's pig farmers at an event organised in Westminster by the National Pig Association. Mr Clifton-Brown met with James Hart, who owns a pig farm in Bibury, to discuss the current crisis in British pig farming.

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