Mons To The Marne And Back

PoppyfieldPresenting the major events of the first few months of the Great War at the Village Hall in Stinchcombe, in this the centenary year of the start of World War 1. The presenter will be Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Coutts-Britton, a well respected military historian and battlefield tour guide. This presentation is open to all in Stinchcombe and the local area community. The presentation will begin at 7:30 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Doors open and a cash bar and refreshments available from 7.00 pm.
Tickets can be obtained from:
Cherry Brown
Tel: 01453 545355 or email to
cherida.m.brown@btinternet.com
Cost is £7.50 per head
The first shot to be fired by a British soldier on the Continent of Europe since the Battle of Waterloo, almost 100 years before, was by a Corporal Thomas of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards on 22nd August 1914. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was only eighty thousand men strong, so small that the Kaiser called it “a contemptible little army”. The Legend of the “Angels of Mons”, the Retreat, the “Miracle of the Marne” and the First Battle of Ypres are all recounted in this presentation. This is the story of “The Old Contemptibles”.

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Another Stinchcombe Pantomime

Jack & BeanstalkYES! YES! YES!

There is going to be another in the celebrated series of Stinchcombe Pantomimes…..coming up in early March 2015.

Make a note in your diary now so you don’t miss out on a fantastic evening’s entertainment.

More details to follow….

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Warm and Well

Warm & WellWarm and Well is Stroud District Council’s approved home energy efficiency scheme. Through this scheme there is support available to access current funding to make homes warmer and more energy efficient. There is currently funding available, subject to survey and eligibility, for a variety of energy efficiency improvements.

· Funding is available for cavity wall & loft insulation
· Finance available for a range of other measures, including solid wall insulation, renewables and more through the Stroud District Council Target 2050 loan scheme
· Resources to find local installers to make energy efficiency improvements to homes using the Link to Energy installer network

Trained energy advisors can help householders by informing them if there is any funding available for any necessary works, referring them into the Warm and Well scheme if they are eligible for support, or directing them to local installers who can carry out the work.
0800 500 3076 (the free Warm and Well advice line)

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A Centenary Concert in Stinchcombe

CabaretAn evening of cabaret including songs, poems and music from the First World War period, featuring Mezzo Soprano Dame Ann Murray with Tenor Robin Leggate and Tim Ardern at the Pianoforte will be performed in St Cyr’s Church, Stinchcombe at 7.30pm on Saturday 6th September 2014.
Before the concert, from 6.30pm, enjoy a complimentary drink and viewing of an Art Exhibition and sale by local artists in the barn at Church Farm (opposite the church), followed after the concert by a Hog Roast Supper with a cash bar.
The Art Exhibition in the barn of work by local artists will also be open as follows: 12-4pm Saturday 6th September and 12-4pm Sunday 7th September.
Ticket price for entry to all the above is £35.
Tickets available from Cherry Brown: Tel 01453 545355
Email cherida.m.brown@btinternet.com

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