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Jayne Wassaling

Jayne has gone Global

From the Vigo Presses Facebook page

It looks like the video of Jayne wassailing her apple tree in Stinchcombe has gone global! Well, nearly..

Read more about The Stinchcombe Wassail and download the words that she uses.

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Posted by Vigo Presses on Friday, 15 January 2021

Vigo Presses

opens in a new windowVirgo Presses story begins in Hungary in 1981 with a quick glimpse of a little fruit press in a shop window. Alex Hill, then a fresh-faced graduate seeking a break from motorcycle-messengering in London, had cycled from London to Budapest. This glimpse was enough to entice him to despatch the little press back to London and try his hand at home wine and cider making. Back at home the press became an attraction amongst his friends, who put in requests for their own, and it was from this small beginning that the seed was sown to start a mail order business selling fruit presses.

In true entrepreneurial spirit, he bought a small number of presses, borrowed a car and drove around London offering the presses to enthusiastic Home Brew shop owners, before taking the plunge and ordering a lorry load. The presses were stored under the railway arches in Battersea, London, and advertisements placed in the Saturday newspapers.

In 1987 he and his wife moved down to the very heart of “cider making country” – the West Country – where they continued to encourage those with a fruit garden or orchard to share their passion of making fruit juice and cider. Demand for products rose and, alongside selling presses to home users, they took on employees and began selling equipment for commercial apple juice and cider makers, vineyards and wineries.

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Misty Morning

Walking in Gloucestershire

Website for Walkers

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

opens in a new windowWalking in Gloucestershire is the website for you!  

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Gloucestershire, part of the opens in a new windowWalking in England suite of websites – one for each county in England, has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

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ILW Store Berkeley

Decommissioning

Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) store

We have two nearby nuclear power stations being decommissioned, at Berkeley and Oldbury. Especially at Berkeley the decommissioning is now well advanced.

Accordingly an opens in a new windowIntermediate Level Waste (ILW) store has now been constructed at the Berkeley site. Following the finish of its construction as opens in a new windowILW is being removed from the waste vaults and the new ILW store is now being filled.

Magnox

The owner of the sites is the opens in a new windowNuclear Decommissioning Authority. opens in a new windowMagnox, a company set up by the NDA, is the managing agent for the decommissioning. The opens in a new windowmission statement for Magnox is on their website .

If you have any specific questions relating to decommissioning please contact Chris Daviescreate new email

Chris Davies used to work in decommissioning at Berkeley and is now the Parish Council representative on the Site Stakeholder Group (SSG). They meet quarterly where they discuss progress, problems, and the Regulators give their reports. All local councils have representatives.

Christmas 2020 Photos

Below are some of the Photos that have been taken by Stinchcombe Villagers over Christmas 2020. Enjoy!

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Combe House

Our Virtual Village – A Village Property

Our Virtual Village – A Village Property

A new feature for the Village in 2021 is a new Heading on the website called Our Virtual Village. Each month about different Village property will be featured featuring the History of a Village Property.

Our Virtual Village

In the Virtual Village, each page added will be written by house owners themselves or Villagers who have researched a specific property. It’s history and it’s owners, with interesting stories and facts.

We welcome owners or Villagers to put forward an article for publication. On the Our Virtual Village page on the website. We give some guidelines and how to get involved. This new feature is designed that each House page can be expanded. Other people might want to add further information or stories to a property.

Our forthcoming articles

The first article on Combe House, Street Farm and Granary Barn is written by Roger Batty and is now live on the website. Further detailed and interesting information can be found in the article if you click on the words typed in red.

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Volunteers at the Hall

Village Hall update Dec 2020

A difficult year

2020 has been a very difficult time for many people with the Covid Pandemic and lockdowns. The Village Hall was not exempt from these effects. There was a 5 month period of no income at all to cover the running costs and maintenance.

However with the benefit of several Grants, some generous donations of Machinery and fuel, we managed to create not only a much larger and much needed overflow Car Park but also a secure Amenity area. These will compliment the Hall for social events during next years Summer months. There are also further enhancements planned for next year.

Tree planting and weeding was carried out by many volunteers. Volunteers are always welcome and encouraged for future projects, to help achieve some of the larger labour intensive jobs. The Committee too all have different strengths and as a Team drive projects forward.

The Committee hope that at some point next year after we are able to get back to ‘normal’, the whole Village will be able to again use the Hall by supporting events or activities. We are so fortunate thanks to previous Committees and volunteers to have without doubt the best Community Hall in the area.

Projects Completed this year include:

Charlie Oakhill. Chairman

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Village Hall Fayre

Christmas Fayre 2020

Perseverance and Persistence Pays

It just shows that persistence does pay! – Stinchcombe had the most successful and enjoyable Crafts Fayre on 5th December.  Even though we had to change the date and replace some of the stallholders, the sun shone and people really enjoyed a chance to do some Christmas shopping and to meet up with friends and neighbours at our Covid-safe Village Hall

Thanks to all who came, and all who helped with the preparations, clearance and supporting me in carrying it through in such a difficult year. 

Looking forward to next year

Next year will even bigger and better with even more stalls planned – and, watch this space for further events at the Village Hall.

Margaret Wannell

A Film of the Day

Mike Henton produced a video for everyone to enjoy the day.

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