Archive for July 17th, 2009

First Look at Evesham's New Leisure Centre

July 17, 2009

July 15th 5pm
The leisure centre, nearing completion is a stunning building and will have many facilities. These pictures show just some of them. State of the art equipment is due in the next few weeks.


















The Royal Garden Party – Buckingham Palace.

July 17, 2009

July 14th all day
Each year the Chairman and consort, with 2 guests, are invited by the Lord Chamberlain, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, to attend the Royal Garden Party.

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Having been collected at 10am and after a short stop for coffee and a comfort break on route we arrive at the Goring Hotel for lunch.

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Our guest’s, Paul and Amanda Middlebrough, Paul is leader of the council.

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Pictures are not allowed inside the grounds and gardens of Buckingham Palace. These pictures were taken at about 6.30pm when we came out, along with several thousand others!

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Having completed their duties, the  Beefeater’s in state dress uniform, head home for their own tea.

We stopped on the way home at a pub just outside Oxford for a meal and got home 12 hours after we left. 
A brilliant very memorable day. Thanks to Les Eales, our chauffeur who made the whole day very relaxed and enjoyable.

ASparagus Festival De-Brief

July 17, 2009

July 13th 10am
Civic Centre, Pershore.

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Fantastically successful, Asparagus Festival. Run over 2 months with all sorts of people involved. This meeting, hosted by organiser Angela Tidmarsh, Wychavon District Council Tourism Officer, looked at all aspects of the event and how to make it even better next year. You will have to go some Angela. Well done.

Fladbury Walkabout

July 17, 2009

July 12th 3pm
The Fladbury walkabout is a community event, that shows just how good village life is when everybody works together for a common aim. In this case,raising  some £18,000! for the beautiful church building and other local causes. The festival started in the 1970’s as a flower show and has grown to include the whole village. 26 gardens are on show, there are art exhibitions, craft stalls, food and drink stalls, entertainment, boat trips, ferry trips, the atmosphere is wonderful.
More details can be found here

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Some of the classic cars on show

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Our host, Andy Parslow, Chairman of the FladburyWalkabout, standing with his own classic.

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Many of the gardens run down to the river. We have seen the view from the water many times, so it is interesting to see it looking the other way. The boat is giving river trips.

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One of the gardens

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The village hall, serving refreshmentsand an with art exhibition.

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Church of St John the Baptist

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One of the 25 stunning flower arrangements

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Church Street, looking north

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Stalls and entertainment on the green

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Wychavon District Council ward member Tom McDonald and granddaughters

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one of the local hostelries, the other being the Chequers being well used on this very hot day.

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The day ended up with a songs of praise service and readings at the church. When we came out just after 6pm, you would never know there had been a festival at all. Amazing clearup by all concerned. A Lovely afternoon. Many thanks for the invite.