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  2. My dad was the minister of the Elim church when a bomb fell on it in the early days of the war. I was in thc church. See the phtos later.

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  4. Come and join us for this amazing concert by Minchinhampton's Stuart Singers for our charity, Stroud Valleys Project. The Stuart Singers sing a wide and constantly changing repertoire spanning spirituals, theatre, sacred and secular, classical and modern. They will be complimented by the Reed Warblers, a local bassoon quartet, playing a lively mixture of music for a fun evening. Tea, coffee and cake will be available in the interval. Cost: £10/adult & £5/child Tickets available at the SVP eco shop, 8 Threadneedle Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AF.
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  6. Why not email they might be able to help you?
  7. Link to the documents page of that application, because the one further up now gives an error message:
  8. Just added this, as well as emailing it to those concerned... On this day, 15th November, over a month since my last comment, no comment has been made by Gymnasian to give assurance that the wild cherry and Common Oak they have neglected to replace for the past three years will be planted before the end of November (the latest they can be planted this year, according to Rick Crombie, of the planning department: 'I have verified that Condition 9 details were submitted and approved but the 2 x trees had not been planted. That is being attended to now and trees will be planted during this planting season (before the end of November).' I've said previously that I'm perfectly happy to help dig the holes for these trees (or do all the work if need be), but I can't provide the saplings themselves, or the protection from vandalism promised. I will email this comment to Habib Patel, who gave the undertaking on 4th September, 2014, to replant the trees, and Imran Atcha, who runs the riding school (as well as cc'ing Mr Crombie), in the hope of getting an acknowledgement, here or by email, before the end of this month. Footnote: I see from another email sent on 15th September that Mr Crombie expected 'the replacement trees to be planted between now (or Nov 2017) and March 2018.' Since re-planting was *supposed* to 'take place between November 2014- February 2015', and 'photographic evidence' was to be 'sent to the GCC tree officer once planting is completed', are we really expected to wait 4-5 months more for this to be settled? If so, Gymnasian *really* should state this publicly, on this page.
  9. Stroud District Council The first boat journey for more than 80 years, on a stretch of canal near Stroud, has taken place. The trip, on the boat Wookey Hole, marked the restoration of the waterway between Stonehouse and Bowbridge, which was part of the wider restoration of the Cotswold Canals. Since 2009 the project - which is mainly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund - has seen restoration of over four miles of canal, nine locks and six miles of towpath. Stroud District Council's chief executive, David Hagg, said: "Thanks to a lot of great people, the first part is just about complete and the canal is there for the enjoyment of the whole community.
  10. Hi, any chance there may be another of these any time soon?? Thanks
  11. Farmers say a cow which was "stolen" and destroyed by government officials who suspected it had bovine TB was clear of the disease. Hilary and Trevor Ogden, from Stroud, said they returned home to find a gate had been taken off its hinges. A cow suspected of having bovine TB was taken, but on Tuesday it was confirmed it did not have the disease, the couple said. Defra said this kind of intervention was "very rare". Mrs Ogden said the cow, named Cleo, was tested twice in the summer and cleared by the farm's vet. Another of their cows, Jasmine, was found to have TB and subsequently destroyed. However, the family said the government was not satisfied with Cleo remaining on Battledown farm, in Oakridge Lynch, with her two calves. Image copyrightGOOGLE Image captionThe family has a commercial herd at Battledown farm in Oakridge Lynch, near Stroud Mrs Ogden claimed she was followed when out shopping "so they would know when we were at home and when we weren't". "You're treated as if you're drug dealers or terrorists... that's what they do with people like that." A Defra spokesperson said: "Despite the distress and devastation caused by needing to remove cattle as reactors, the vast majority of livestock keepers cooperate with the government's policy to eradicate bovine TB from the national herd. "All such owners are contacted in person by APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) and the reasons for reactor removal and arrangements for their removal are explained in full and compensation is paid for the loss of each reactor." In 2016, 29,000 cattle were culled because of bovine TB and up to 33,500 badgers have been culled this year in an attempt to stem its spread. Defra requires cattle to undergo regular skin tests, to check for TB, and animals that show up positive for the disease have to be culled. BEEB
  12. We don't go to Bath that often but when we do we park at "The Park and Ride" which is a lot easier.
  13. Image copyrightGLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL Image captionGlenny designed this window at Gloucester cathedral in honour of local poet Ivor Gurney Plans to install a £100,000 stained glass window in a new bus station in Gloucester are being considered. A condition of the planning approval for the station was that it included a piece of public artwork. The window would be created by artist Tom Denny, who designed a window triptych at Gloucester Cathedral. Leader of Gloucester City Council, Paul James, said it would also "potentially help" the council in its ambition of being City of Culture in 2025. Image copyrightGLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL Supporters of the project said its cost is a very small part of the overall build: the new bus station budget is £7.5m. But some feel the cost of the artwork is excessive in a "cash-strapped environment". Leader of the Labour group, Terry Pullen, said the window cost is "an extortionate amount" and could have been better spent elsewhere: "We're in difficult times - we're facing stringent cuts - the council cannot justify committing this sort of money to the project" he said. BEEB
  14. Thanks very much Vanda for that info. We don't go over to Bath very often as it is so difficult to park but my Brother in Law lives there so he could possibly bring us some next time he visits us. Once again Thankyou. Kind Regards Jack Daly. .
  15. You might have to go to Bath they look jolly good.
  16. Join The Park Row Five for wonderful tunes from George Gershwin to Antonio Carlos Jobim, via Duke Ellington and Hoagy Carmichael.Tickets cost £12 and include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Please note this event is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7:15pm, the jazz will commence at 8pm.
  17. We are delighted to welcome Dr Lindsey Fitzharris to Dr Jenner's House to celebrate the launch of her new book: The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. Lindsey is the creator of the popular blog The Chirurgeon's Apprentice and writer and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife. Lindsey will be discussing her book and the work of Joseph Lister with Professor Gareth Williams, author of Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox. Buy your tickets by 23 November and get entry to the talk and a copy of The Butchering Art for £16.99 (+ booking fee). Or, you can just buy tickets for the talk for £5 (+booking fee). Please note this event takes place in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 6:30pm.
  18. Celebrate Christmas and buy local. Our annual Christmas Craft Fair returns on Saturday 2 December, 10am-3pm. With free entry and stalls ranging from gifts and decorations to chocolates and preserves, you're sure to find the perfect gift. Or just treat yourself! Plus the chance to see Dr Jenner’s House decorated for Christmas. Refreshments available.
  19. In 2017, museum staff embarked upon a project to uncover the history of The Chantry, Edward Jenner’s Berkeley home. In this special evening, Owen Gower, Museum Manager, will share some of the remarkable discoveries we made along the way. Free entry. Tickets are limited, advanced registration is strongly recommended. Please note this talk is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7pm.
  20. Years ago i lived in Leeds, West Yorkshire and there were quite a few Jewish.Bakers shops that specialised in making their own Bagels ( for anyone not knowing a bagel is a hard round baked piece of bread with a hole in the middle). After living in the West Country whenever t ook my Wife and daughter Jackie up there, they always looked forward to a coffee and a bagel. and I find that nowadays the bagels sold in the Supermarkets here seem to be always stodgy, rather than fresh. I wondered if there is anywhere local that bake their own. They are a delicious item but i would warn anyone that tries a bagel that is useful to have your own teeth. ( Eddie, I think i have put this heading up twice )
  21. There is a Jazz Quintet playing each Third Monday evening at the Dick Whittington on Westgate Glos. Anyone wishing to bring along their instrument or sing is invited to participate between 8pm. and 10pm. These Musicans are quite accomplished but it is a very relaxing evening. The Pub is situated at Number 100 Westgate and as the easiest way to it is to enter past the old Police Station. Hope to see you there. ( P.S. They are actually playing there next Monday 26th. as well )
  22. Very good news indeed. I wish you the very best of luck
  23. Hello everyone, I do hope you are all well. As some of you may know in March 2016 a group was formed to create a museum dedicated to the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited. This same group of which I am a founder of has as of 11 October become an Incorporated Company and we are pleased to announce that Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited is once again a registered Company and we are hoping to once again manufacture rolling stock as well as preserve various aspects of rolling stock and repair such items etc. The Museum will be a subsidiary of the newly formed Company and this will have a Charity Status and will therefore, be the Charity side of the Company. We thought that some of you may be interested to know that 157 years ago this year the Gloucester Wagon Company (later the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company) was formed on 30 January 1860, and 157 years later the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited has once again been registered. For those of you are interested the Company is a Private Limited Company, Limited by Shares and is registered in England and Wales (Company No. 11007589), at some point in the near future the Company is hoping to put a share offer out for those who are interested to help the Company and Museum purchase premises and start to manufacture rolling stock and other items once again. We would be grateful to anyone for any feedback on this news and to hear what everyone thinks. Thank you all again to those who have continuously supported the Museum over the last year and 7 months and we hope that we can start a new era of Gloucester's History. With kindest regards, Aaron Matthews Founding Member and Director of Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited and Founder of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum
  24. A spokesman said: "We are currently carrying out an operation in Brooklyn Road, Cheltenham. "We are unable to release any further details at this stage."
  25. Image captionThe 183-year-old building was put on the market for £600,000 A green energy firm has been revealed as the preferred bidder for an arts and entertainment venue before the council wanted to announce it. The Stroud Subscription Rooms was put up for sale by the district council in the summer but their recommendation was leaked at a town council meeting. Ecotricity was named as the apparent favourite to buy the Grade II-listed building which was priced at £600,000. The district council said it would make a recommendation public on 16 November. District councillor Martin Baxendale said Ecotricty had been revealed as the preferred bidder at a town council meeting on Monday. 'Bizarre secrecy' He said: "There's no real reason for it to be kept confidential, other than - as far as I can see - to keep the lid on public debate. The majority of the group were in favour of the Ecotricity bid. "There were a couple who objected really strongly - including myself - to the whole principle of privatising this building. The level of secrecy over this is getting bizarre." Community group Stroud Trust, supported by the town council, has also put in a bid. Deputy mayor Margaret Poulton said: "It's definitely [financially] viable once the trust is in place - they're eligible for grants for updating the building. Ecotricity's Dale Vince said: "Our plans are to keep it as a public venue. We think we can make it better than it is today - and also to combine it with use by our staff during the day." Stroud District Council said: "An all-party group of councillors will make a recommendation to the Strategy and Resources committee on the future of the Subscription Rooms. This will be made public on 16 November." It said it had organised a public information event on 18 November "to get public feedback on the report" and the final decision would be made on 5 December. BEEB
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  27. A plan to demolish part of one of Gloucestershire’s most historic buildings to expand a business at Gloucester Docks could go ahead – triggering an archaeological dig. The plans filed by British Waterways, current custodians of Llanthony Warehouse, to add a modest entrance lobby and develop a new café area in the building only underline just how sensitive the whole waterside site is to development. A letter from Adam Smith, development control officer at the city council, advises planners to only grant the application by the charity once an archaeological survey has been carried out of the small area of land to be affected by the plans. “I recommend that a programme of archaeological mitigation should be undertaken so as record any archaeological remains and finds which may be adversely affected by the proposed development,” writes Mr Smith. The warehouse was built in 1873 in anticipation of further expansion around the docks following the revival of trade after the Crimean and American Civil Wars. Artist's impression: British Waterways Museum proposed new entrance to its Gloucester Docks building To put the aforementioned ‘demolition’ in perspective the Grade II-listed building – this would involve only three cubic metres of the massive 13,689 cubic metres of space. Work, as laid out by architects Nissen Richards, would include “removal of the existing single storey glazed entrance and associated glass and slate canopies and draught lobby; removal of windows; removal of part external timber panels and doors; and the creation of a new widened opening within the existing masonry facade; the construction of a new external extension creating a double height entrance foyer and associated seating area.” “The shifting of the main entrance to the corner of the building allows the double height entrance lobby to have a better connection with both the ground and first floor of the museum thus enabling these spaces to be integrated within the new retail and café areas.”
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