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					   The Painswick Beacon                                  Sine praeiudicio
    Volume 32 Number 2                                                                                                   May 2009

Save our Guides!!
For over five exciting and enjoyable years Julia Mundell, supported by Debra Pickin, has led the Painswick
Guides. However, due to work and family
commitments they can no longer continue.
They both strongly believe that Guiding is
an important part of Painswick village life
and they are appealing - here - for someone
to step in and 'Save the Guides'.
   Activities can be as varied as a New
Leader wishes to make them and there are
opportunities each year to join other Guide
packs on both local and regional events.
   If you also feel strongly that Pains-
wick should not lose its Guides and are
                   interested to find out
                   more please call Julia
                   on 84748. She is very
                   happy to support some-
                   one through a handover
                   phase if required, but
                   it is her intention that
                   a new Leader will take
over as from September this year.
  Here we show them presenting a cheque
to Acorn Children's Hospice for £38.

A Cri de Coeur Car boot sale                                                                               Friday
Ashwell Day Centre                                      Are you spring cleaning?
                                                                        If not, now is a real opportunity - and take that unwanted boot
It is the old story, but those who already do so much                   full of items to support a most worthy cause - The Friday Club
for this once-weekly day centre are increasingly                        itself, and Age Concern.
aware, that they do need more help. Monica Ireland                      Cars pay £5 if you are selling
explained matters to the Beacon.                                        - but admission is free for the punters.
   "As you probably know, the Day Centre is held                        Where?
every Wednesday from 0.00am until 3.00pm.                              On the Recreation Field here in Painswick.
During that time members have coffee, do some           The first such event there.
exercises, drink sherry, eat lunch, enjoy activities     If you have an enquiry please ring 82427
and, lastly, take tea about 2.45pm. The Centre of-        Saturday 23rd May                       10.00am to 12.30pm
fers an opportunity for members who live alone                                   and all gone before .00pm
and are often housebound to get out and chat with

                                                        London Marathon
                                                        Last month we reported upon two local entrants for last Sunday's London
                                                        Marathon. Both finished the gruelling course, among 35,747 who set off from
                                                        Greenwich. As we went to press the official web site told us everything.
The day is split into two sessions and helpers work       Grandmother Jennifer Price, from Edge, finished in a remarkable position,
on a rota basis. If you can spare a morning or after-   7244th in 5 hours 8 minutes 5 seconds, a truly distinguished achievement four
noon once or twice a month, please seriously think      days short of her 60th birthday; in 76th place in her age group.
of joining us. No experience is necessary. Why            'Marathon man' Michael Stevenson, of Stockend - Edge - was running his
don't you come along on any Wednesday and see us        third London Marathon, this time as a veteran, over 40. His time was 3 hours
in action for yourself? Please could you telephone      30 minutes and 9 seconds, placing him 3659 in the field.
first - either Anne Kenber on 83259 or myself on          Many, the Beacon included, congratulate them and trust that by the time
8309 - and we will look out for you."                 they read this, six days later, they have fully recovered!

 On other pages this month - traffic flow changes for the village, WW2 information request, yews sold out, exotic coach
trips, the gas light flickered, ladies wanted at night, Christian Aid planning, music season ending, sign competition.
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS - by Charles Dorman                                                                                                                well attended. More were planned and,
                                                                                                                                                       he suggested, such meetings were a good
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tious. He proposed that PPC produces a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                     version of the Parish Plan in due course in     Coach trips
              PLANNING                       residential, not wanting to lose any more     again that the Gyde field was                               way to greet newcomers to the village and     preference to a VDS with which the meet-
                                                                                                                                                       get them involved in local activities.        ing agreed.                                     As many readers will be aware, the
Planning applications                        shops in the village.                         an inappropriate location and                                                                                                                             Society arranges a programme of coach
Stroud District Councillor Barbara Tait                                                    that their main concern was                                                                                                                               trips for its members to truly stimu-
opened the meeting with a question “What               PARISH COUNCIL                      for the long term protection                                Painswick Road Signs                          Painswick Beacon
                                                                                                                                                       Maurice Maggs of the Painswick and            Site Management Statement (SMS)                 lating gardens and properties set in
happens when the Parish Council opposes      Gyde Field Allotments                         of the field. The meeting was                                                                                                                             glorious landscapes both near and far.
a planning officer’s recommendation?”        A group of about 20 members of the pub-       asked by Peter Drinkwater whether PPC                       District Conservation Society made a          The Chairman reported that PPC had now
                                                                                                                                                       short presentation to the meeting about the   received the SMS from Natural England.             Some are full day trips, others are
The answer is – the application passes to    lic, who oppose the proposed Gyde field       had considered locations outside the                                                                                                                      for just part
SDC’s DCC (Development and Control           allotments, attended the meeting, pictured    parish and he feared that the PPC would                     road signs which currently greet people       He had been in touch with Paul Hackman
                                                                                                                                                       approaching the village on the A46 and        and thanked him. One important point that       of the day,         Painswick
Committee) which results in a time delay     outside the Slad Church venue. They were      ignore the strongly held views of the op-                                                                                                                 a n d t h e y Horticultural
and often failure by SDC to meet govern-     welcomed by the Chairman and invited          ponents, both present at the meeting and                    from Gloucester on the B4073. In his          was made is that it is not the tree’s variety                       Society
                                                                                                                                                       opinion the current signs were not good       which determines whether it is felled or not    are pleased
ment targets and, potentially, not receive                                                                           in the wider com-                                                                                                               to offer the
government grants. Government targets                                                                                munity, against                   enough and suggested that PPC runs a          but its situation in the landscape.
                                                                                                                                                       competition for a new design. He reported                                                     opportunity for others to join those
require 60% of Major applications to                                                                                 locat i ng al lot-                                                                                                              expeditions.
be determined within 3 weeks, 65% of                                                                                ments in Gyde                     that Gloucestershire Highways had no          The Yew Tree Appeal
                                                                                                                                                       objection and the County Council would        The Plantation Committee will organise             The Beacon understands that there
Minor ones within 8 weeks and 80% of                                                                                 field.                                                                                                                          are vacancies on their coaches for the
householder and other applications within                                                                               The Chairman,                  probably pay for them and erect the new       the sponsorship of a yew tree by the PPC as
                                                                                                                                                       signs. Terry Parker asked why the existing    close to the Town Hall as possible.             following, with details of timing, price,
8 weeks. The majority of applications                                                                                Terry Parker, re-                                                                                                               and so on obtainable from Gus Gaugain
passed to the DCC miss these targets.                                                                                sponded that PPC                  signs are unsuitable and Morris Maggs
                                                                                                                                                       responded that they were insignificant and    Appointment of a Painswick Gateway              on 82599.
Both Terry Parker and Mike Kerton force-                                                                             had not yet de-                                                                                                                 • Dyrham Park near Bath on Tues-
fully argued that the right to oppose was                                                                            cided on whether                  made little visual impact. It was agreed      Trustee
                                                                                                                                                       that Ann Burges Watson and David              The clerk reminded the meeting that the              day 2th May
a fundamental part of democracy and that                                                                             to proceed with                                                                                                                 • Royal National Rose Society
SDC should not be penalised for allowing                                                                             t he allot ment s                 Hudson would meet with members of the         Gateway constitution required a member
                                                                                                                                                       Conservation Society to progress the mat-     of PPC to be a trustee. As Ann Burgess               Garden, near St Albans on 25th
people to have their say. SDC is looking                                                                             in Gyde field. In                                                                                                                    June
at ways of speeding up the planning ap-                                                                              thanking David                    ter. (See P&DCS comment right.)               Watson had resiged from the post for per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     sonal reasons, Terry Parker invited Mike        • Royal Botanic Garden at Kew
plication process and is keen for input      to make their presentation. David Batty       Batty and Philip Rowlands, he assured                                                                                                                          on 22nd July
from residents.                              and Philip Rowlands presented a report        them that the points made in the presenta-                  Three proposals from Gloucestershire          Kerton, who is already a Gateway trustee,
                                                                                                                                                       Highways for Painswick                        to take up the role. However Cllr Kerton        and
                                             on the reasons why Gyde field is not          tion and the ensuing discussion would be                                                                                                                  • The RHS Gardens at Wisley on
“Retrospective” Applications                 considered suitable. David Batty said that    considered by the Council.                                  See report on page 6                          responded that he had recently resigned
                                                                                                                                                                                                     from the Gateway trustees. He also pointed           9th August.
David Hudson reported that until recently    the allotments would detract visually and        Most members of the public chose to                                                                                                                    They all have restaurants worthy of
planning applications which had been         go against conservation guidelines. He        leave at this point and the meeting moved                   Village Design Statement                      out that any Gateway trustee is also on the
                                                                                                                                                       Terry Parker presented his report. The        board of a limited company. Ann Daniels         patronage!
made retrospectively had the word “Retro-    passed round a photo of Gyde field taken      to the first item of the Matters Arising
spective” on the document. The word was
missing on the most recent applications.
                                             from the A46 with Gyde House in the
                                             background and with allotments super-
                                                                                           agenda – allotments. The Chairman
                                                                                           confirmed that no formal agreement had
                                                                                                                                                       assumption that the VDS is part of the
                                                                                                                                                       Parish Plan is incorrect. The new style
                                                                                                                                                                                                     suggested a non-Painswickian for the po-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     sition. Terry Parker will consult Edward        Road signs
SDC will restore its use.                    imposed on the field. Philip Rowlands of      been reached with the Gyde trustees. He                     VDS is a far broader document covering        Young, Chairman of the Trustees.
                                                                                                                                                       many issues similar to the Painswick Plan.                                                                          Mau r ice Maggs,
                                             Gyde Barn then spoke about the problem        then read out a letter from Peter Bradshaw                                                                                                                                      who made the
Planning Procedure                           of flooding and drainage. Previous own-       which discounted most of the objections                     He looked at the Nailsworth VDS which         Cotswold AONB
                                                                                                                                                       has been adopted by SDC. It contains 62       Lorry Management Zone Trial                                           presentation to the
Planning applications are circulated         ers of his property had installed a gully     in the presentation by David Batty and                                                                                                                                          Parish Council on
to Parish Councillors in sequence, this      and drainpipe to a well which just coped      Philip Rowlands. Ann Daniels stressed                       recommendations none of which conflict        The Chairman reported that a letter
                                                                                                                                                       with local or national policies whereas       had been received from GCC stating                                    behalf of the Con-
preventing councillors having the op-        with surface water run off from the field.    that the Gyde field is agricultural land                                                                                                                                        servation Society
portunity to consult amongst themselves.     He argued the need for Flood Risk and         and any livestock normally found on                         the very first policy statement of the        that the trial came into force on the
                                                                                                                                                       Painswick Parish Plan, the request for        4th April 2009. The ban applies to lorries     about the road signs at the entry points
Terry Parker proposed that Councillors       Environmental Impact assessments and          such land could be placed in the field.                                                                                                                   to the village has pointed out to the Bea-
should meet once they had all seen the       expressed his concern about possible soil     Martin Slinger, David Hudson and Mike                       the right to make direct representation to    over 7.5 tonnes unless they are delivering
                                                                                                                                                       SDC’s Development Control Committee           or collecting goods within the trial zone.      con that there is a design competition
applications to discuss any issues. The      erosion and chemical contamination.           Kerton all supported a suggestion that the                                                                                                                for the design of new approach signs to
Chairman, David Hudson, pointed out          David Batty then said residents feared        councillors needed more time to study                       on significant planning matters, is conten-   If you feel a lorry is breaking the rules you
                                                                                                                                                                                                     can telephone 08000.5454 or email lmz@        Painswick with a prize award of £400.
that PPC had 0 to 4 days to respond to     that Hoyland House Surgery’s car park         the issues and that the Council should                                                                                                                        That competition will run for two
applications. The meeting approved the       and toilets would be abused, the view         consider the scheme at a later date. This                                                        Further informa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tion is available from the same telephone       months commencing st May, and de-
new arrangement.                             from the surgery’s waiting room would         was agreed.                                                                                                                                               tails for interested artists are obtainable
                                             be adversely affected, access for emer-       (The allotments are proposed to be on                                                                     number or at
                                                                                                                                                                                                     uk/lorry. (See also page 8)                     from Maurice at momaggs@btinternet.
Shetland Shop – change of use                gency vehicles would be restricted, traffic   land owned by Gyde Trust, and not the                                                                                                                     com
The Council has received a letter from       flow, noise and pollution would increase,     'Gyde House Trust' on land around
the purchaser’s solicitor indicating that    privacy and security would be reduced         the house itself, as was inferred in last
an application of change of use to resi-     and access to Gyde field is by a blind        month’s PC report. Ed.)
dential will be made. The Chairman said      entrance.
the Council would comment once it had           The presentation was followed by a         Gloucestershire Calor Village of the
seen the planning application but that, in   vigorous discussion. The opponents to the     Year Competition
general, the Council opposed any change      allotments stated that whilst not against     Mike Kerton reported that one meeting
of use, especially commercial/retail to      allotments in principle, they stressed        had already been held which had been

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Wanted! 2,000 women                                                                  WIllow                                                  Beacon Clear-up                                                                                 Events
for the girls’ event of the year                                                                                                             - can you help?
                                                                                     It is not very often that a quiet calm descends                                                                                                         in Week 10-16 May
Girl power will be the order of the night when the Cotswold                          when the ladies of Yew Trees WI get togeth-             The Painswick Beacon (the hill) provides a great deal
Midnight Walk sets off at midnight on Friday 26th June in                            er, but that is precisely what happened at our          of enjoyment for many in Painswick and beyond. Un-                                                 • Christian Aid Ser vice: Christ
Cirencester. Last year ,200 women took part and raised                              March meeting when we watched entranced                 fortunately a few visitors can’t be bothered to take their       Church, Painswick, 6.30 pm Sun May 0th
£20,000 for Cotswold Care Hospice. This year the charity                            as Norah Kennedy sat on the floor, her lap              rubbish home with them. And a few others use the Beacon          • Christian Aid Shop: Christ Church Hall, Painswick, 0am-3pm
is aiming for 2,000 women to make it the biggest Midnight Walk in                    board between her knees, demonstrating the age          to dump unwanted waste. Fortunately these people are             Wed 3th to Fri 5th
Gloucestershire. Scores of men are also needed to act as volunteers                  old skill of basket weaving. As a delightful willow     the minority, but the impact of their anti-social activities     o Morning coffee
and marshals on the night.                                                           basket quickly took shape under her skilled fingers,    gradually becomes a bit of an eyesore.                           o Home cooked lunches
  Entry is £0 and details are available from events manager Vicki                   Norah explained that basket making has its own             I think the Beacon is one of our great open spaces and        o Garden shop
Hayward on 0453.886868 or email vicki.hayward@cotswold-                             rich and strange vocabulary. To describe a reed that    want it to be enjoyed by as many as possible. I know a           o Fancy goods or log on to Women                          snaps as “unkind” sounds very restrained in today’s     number of Beacon readers clear up rubbish when they see          o Cakes & Preserves
must register in advance of the event.                                               world! Norah’s tool kit was small and simple, just      it, but it gradually builds up – particularly as it gets blown   o no bric-a-brac, antiques or books in the shop this year
                                                                                     a few basic tools such as secateurs, bodkins and a      into the quarries. So once a year, under the aegis of the        • Bell Tower Tours: St. Mary’s Painswick, Tues 2th -Sat 6th after-
                                                                                     cow’s horn containing tallow. It was a real joy to      Parish Council, I am happy to organise a clear-up.               noons & evenings on the hour .... see the views
    Can you help?                                                                    watch someone who has no need of machines but
                                                                                     uses only natural materials and traditional skills.
                                                                                                                                                 Will you come and help? There are usually about a
                                                                                                                                             dozen or so people willing to lend a hand. An hour or so
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • House-to-house collection: throughout the week, please give gener-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ously (with Gift Aid if possible)
    A couple of pleas on behalf of                                                   Norah brought with her some fascinating samples         of your time can really make a big difference. And I am
    Resthaven?                                                                       of traditional baskets from all over the world, woven   told it will be a gloriously sunny afternoon…..
    • We are always in need of wom-                                                  from a variety of materials, - even one from Western        This year the Beacon Clear-up will be from 2.00 to
        an's weekly style magazines                                                  Australia incorporating emu feathers. Their uses        4.00pm on Sunday 0th May. We meet in the car park on
        for our residents, if you have                                               were as varied as their materials and included bas-     the road across the Beacon near Catbrain Quarry. Lit-
        any magazines you can donate                                                 kets for carrying fish, cockerels to cock fights and    ter-pickers, gloves, bags etc are provided by the Parish
        please drop them off at the home. Many thanks Resthaven.                     one containing a clay pot for warm coals - it was a     Council. For more details please get in touch.
    • Does anyone have a rabbit run they no longer need? The Resthaven               truly diverse sample.                                                                           Peter Rowe 813228
        bunny would love to go out and enjoy some fresh air now that the                 In May we welcome Brian Bailey whose talk is
        weather is warming up. If you can help please call Resthaven on              entitled 'From Source to Sea' and is about The River
                                                                                     Severn, all 220 miles of it. Female visitors are most
                                                                                                                                             Hanging Baskets
        82682.                                                                                                                              at Pound Farm
                                             Sarah Office Administrator              welcome at 7.30pm in The Town Hall on Tuesday
                                                                                     26th May.
                                                                                                                     Celia Lougher 812624    The Painswick Horticultural Society were treated to an
                                                                                                                                             entertaining and educational visit to Pound Farm Shop and
Art studios now open!                                                                                                                        Plant Centre, Whaddon on the 8th April. Mr Gerald Hyett
                                                                                                                                             taught us how to plant up flowering, hanging baskets and
                                                                                                                                             the intricacies of sowing and transplanting thousands of
Painswick, and the many artists who live and work in the area, now have
                                                                                                                                             plants each year. We were then treated to tea, coffee and        For more information on any of the above, please call 82966
a truly remarkable new facility at their disposal.
                                                                                                                                             some delicious cakes.                                                                                                    Dylan Davies
  The Painswick Centre Art Studios are now up and running with Angela
                                                                                                                                               Our next meeting is at 7.30pm on the 3th May at the
Mullen Bryan, Adele Lambert and Claire Nayegon being in residence and
open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 0.00am to
                                                                                                                                             Town Hall. We are very fortunate in being able to wel-
                                                                                                                                             come Mr Perkins whose talk on herbaceous borders was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beacon subscribers
5.00pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2009 -        on this
                                                                                                                                             cancelled due to inclement weather in February. This will
  The artists have now settled into their Studios and are truly enjoying the
freedom offered them by a dedicated space in which to work. Members
                                                                                                                                             follow our Annual General Meeting, when refreshments                                                       2010          date
                                                                                                                                             will be provided. If you are interested please come and                     at 21st April                              last year
of the public are welcomed and they have had many visitors interested in
                                                                                                                                             join us.
                                                      the artist process and
                                                                                                                                                                           Elizabeth Gardam 83337              New or renewed after lapsing              66            45
                                                      looking for inspira-
                                                      tion for their own                                                                                                                                        Renewed from last year                   405           473
                                                        With a range of work                                                                                                                                    Total including postal                   471           518
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Concerts - two and three reviewed                                                              Wilhelm                                      Gloucestershire Highways
                                                                                                                                            proposals for Painswick                                                                                                       A
St Mary's Church was packed on 4th April for the young violinist Chloe Hanslip and
pianist Ashley Wass, and a great time we had.
                                                                                                                                            Gloucestershire Highways have sent PPC three proposals con-
                                  We opened with Brahms' Sonatensatz, a single movement        One of the greatest conductors of all        cerning parking/waiting, a new one way system, and loading
                                in tribute to the violinist Joachim. Both players gave us a    time, conducting his favourite Berlin        restrictions, all of which required a response by the 24th April
                                foretaste of what was to come: opening sound and fury,         Philharmonic playing some of the great-      and so were considered at this meeting rather than by the Traffic
                                tenderness midway, then a resounding instrumental duel         est music of all time – what a wonderful     Committee.
                                to finish. Like all the works they gave us this was not just   prospect! And so it proved on 2nd April.
                                for violin with piano accompaniment but a true partnership     To whet our appetites, Max Waller started    1. Proposed Waiting Restrictions
                                and great listening too.                                       with a recording of the first movement       Changes are suggested in three parts of the village.
  Another dedication, Beethoven's Kreutzer sonata. A striking beginning with peaceful          of Bruckner’s awesome ninth symphony         Firstly reclassify the current unrestricted parking on the A46
intervals, then a set of variations with quietly beautiful passages before the third move-     – outstanding                                outside Stamages Lane car park as Limited Waiting, One Hour in
ment, introduced by a crashing piano chord, took us to an exuberant ending.                    tempo, clarity                               Two, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Saturday. Also a short section
  Then Prokofiev, regarded as avant-garde in his day and still avant-garde, some would         and precision              Painswick
                                                                                                                                            of Stamages Lane outside Whitehall cottages would be classified
say. His sonata in F minor was written during the Second World War when foreign                                               music
                                                                                               - followed with       appreciation           as No Waiting at Any Time. Jason Bullingham stated that Painwick
troops were rampaging all over Russia so it is not surprising that it is shot through with     t he t h r i l l i ng          group         Matters would object to the first part of this proposal. Ann Burgess Watson suggested that a line should be painted on the road to
gloom, pessimism and ferocious energy all finely depicted by the players all the way           “Ode to Joy”                                 show the maximum width of any vehicle using the parking bay on the A46.
to a finale full of jaw-dropping technical wizardry: we wondered at the sheer physical         last movement                                                                                                  The second is for the parking area at the top of Kemps Lane op-
effort of playing it. The piano survived: just.                                                of Beethoven’s                                                                                                     posite Cotswold 88 Hotel and also at the top of Tibbiwell at
    Finally a complete change: three caprices by the Polish-Ukrainian Szymanowski,             Ninth, where chorus and soloists joined                                                              B         A   the junction with Kemps Lane both to become No Waiting
each an air and variations giving the players chances to show what they could do with          the orchestra for the first time in a sym-                                                                         at Any Time zones.
it. One tune has been used by Andrew Lloyd-Webber so not surprising it was all nice            phony.                                                                                                         The third area is St Mary’s and Bisley Streets. The proposal is
and jolly with some acrobatic pizzicato from the violin. Great fun.                               Wagner was a “must” then in Germany                                                                              to make the area outside Londis Unrestricted Parking and
  We didn't want to let them go so they gave us another virtuoso piece by the nineteenth       and what better than “Die Meistersinger”,                                                                      B    to create a No Waiting at Any Time zone outside Cambray
century virtuoso Bazzini to send us off very happy.                                            his great comedy masterpiece from which                                                                            in Bisley Street. The meeting opposed unrestricted parking
                                                                                               we heard splendid tenor, baritone and cho-                                                                   outside Londis and suggested a loading bay might be appropriate.
The third concert of the 2009 Season brought the Scottish-based da Vinci trio to St            ral singing. To end, back to Beethoven’s
Mary's Church on 8th April for a most entertaining programme.                                 Ninth, this time with the Vienna Phil-                                                                          2. Proposed One Way Bisley Street/Friday Street
  We opened with Mozart's piano trio in C K548, a simple work but full of good tunes           harmonic, entrancing us with the third                                                                          The proposal is to make Friday Street One Way from St. Mary’s
played with clarity and expression which extracted every ounce from it. Just the thing         movement, his most sublime adagio. A                                                                                   Street round to Bisley Street which in turn would be One
to make the young people in the audience sit up and listen to a polished and exciting          joyous evening.                                                                                                    C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Way down to the Painswick Centre entrance. The meeting
performance ending with a riotous finale full of impressive runs from the piano and                                                                                                                                  discussed this proposal at length and decided not to support
great playing by the strings over it.
  Then more serious stuff: Ravel's trio in A minor written during the 94-8 war and          Singers heard in                                                                                                it mainly because when vehicles are delivering to Londis and The
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Royal Oak the centre of the village would be closed.
showing its influence. The first movement opened mysteriously, then came some pas-             live performance
sages of great energy, an alternating pattern continued with fine expression throughout
the movement. A verse-based 'pantoum' melody followed, then a passacaglia with quiet           It was our Chairman’s turn on 6th April
passages passed around the instruments and a grand finale with strings trilling in the         – and it couldn’t have been more typi-                                                                                                                                    C
background and the piano taking the strain before it all just got bigger. And bigger. And      cally Alex Nichols! He is the one with the
bigger, with an amazing roof-raising sound from its demanding passages. A virtuoso             mammoth collection of music recordings,      3. Proposed Restriction Markers on the A46, New
piece played by real virtuosi who made the most of it.                                         starting with several thousand 78s, pro-     Street
  Some more familiar ground to finish with, Schubert's B flat trio. It opens with one of       verbial musical experience, outstanding      The final proposal was for restriction markings (restricting
those tunes we’re sure we've heard before and then we had a fine time picking out one          memory and a special obsession with          loading times) to be painted along New Street where there
nice tune after another, until the finale when some of it almost sounds like fairground        opera. This he has been listening to         are double yellow lines. Signs would indicate the restrictions.
music, given the full treatment by the players and all the better for that.                    and recording for going on for some 6o       Members agreed that these markings were inappropriate.
  And also thanks to the trio for their amusing and helpful introductions and giving us        years, hearing the world’s finest singers
'cheek to cheek' as a unscripted send-off. Thanks, chaps. Do come again.                       of different nationalities in many differ-    With so much to consider, the meeting decided to ask High-
                                                                                               ent opera houses – and even keeping the      ways for a time scale for additions or changes to the proposals.
On coming again the final concert brings the Barbirolli string quartet, today.                 programmes!                                  Members appreciated the hard work put in by Highways
                                                                        John Parfitt              So he regaled us with recordings go-                                                      and wanted to
                                                                                               ing back to 947 (Walter Midgeley, great                                                     respond appro-
     LAWNMOWERS                                                                                English tenor, in “La Boheme”) right
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Bird sound                                                          Bird                     A46 Petition                                   Village Agent 077..                                    Lou Kemp                                           Annual Parish
The latest club topic of 'Bird Song Identification' on 9th April
much aroused everyone's anticipation but also secretary solici-
                                                                    Club                     HGV Trial starts                               Some, but by no means all, of our readers will have heard of the Vil-
                                                                                                                                            lage Agent scheme, one which is unique to Gloucestershire but being
tude as to how it could possibly be properly reported?                                       As reported in the Parish Council report       envied by many elsewhere.                                                                                     Wednesday 27th May
  Audience deflation was almost audible with news of car boot closure having severed         in this issue, the Gloucestershire County        Among some 30 part-time Agents, Lou Kemp - married, with children                                            Town Hall 7.30pm
a sound system lead - but Chris Sperring, MBE just as rapidly evoked admiration with         Council Lorry Management Zone Trial in         and living in Cranham - has recently extended the number of villages
his attack, pitch and volley of enthusiastic account - and some quite brilliant mimicry of
much bird song. He did not dwell on the effects of feeding and sunlight, hormonal and
                                                                                             the Cotswold AONB started on the 4th
                                                                                             April. Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs)
                                                                                                                                            to include Painswick and Sheepscombe. She and the others in the County have been given a
                                                                                                                                            group of villages to look after. They are there to help anyone over 50 access information about           DASH
seasonal factors, instinct and learning but on the species - specific character of song,     greater than 7.5 tonnes in weight may          services and organisations available to them, and to offer support in the process. They work for          Delivering Aid to
varying from the off key and simple to the operatic virtuosity as of the skylark, the                                                       Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) and are funded by the Primary Care Trust
recognition of dialects and the starling's tendency to tease. We left feeling that the car
                                                                                             only enter the restriction zone if deliver-
                                                                                                                                            (PCT) and Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).                                                           Stroud Homeless
                                                                                             ing or collecting goods or performing a
boot incident was almost serendipitous - Chris Sperring's naturalist and conservationist     service. The trial period will last for 8        Lou can visit you in your home, share information which she hopes will be of interest, and
credentials and media panache entirely confirmed!                                                                                           contribute information through monthly articles, here and elsewhere; so do make a note of her             Marah is very grateful to all the
                                                                                             months and GCC expect to see a drop of                                                                                                                   people who have responded so
   And so to our May field trips, on the 5th at 9.30am meeting at Stamages Lane car          30 to 40% of HGVs on the A46 through           number 07776.245767. We are pleased to reproduce her article for May.
park, to be led by Jane Rowe along Kingsmill Lane and the Painswick stream to view                                                                                                                                                                    generously to the appeals for
                                                                                             Painswick and on the A473 Gloucester                                                                                                                    help and particular thanks go
both spring migrants and residents. On the 30th, at 9.45am, we meet at Tramway Cot-          to Pitchcombe road. If the Police stop a                                          "This month my article is about agencies which rely heavily on
tage car park, Daisy Bank Road, just off the B4070, Leckhampton Hill, (SO 95089)                                                                                              the work done by volunteers, and follows a chat the other day          to the donor of the secondhand
                                                                                             lorry within the zone and the driver can-                                                                                                                fridge.
to be led by Frances Meredith of Cheltenham Bird Club around Daisy Bank Fields and           not prove he/she has the right to be there,                                       with a lady who is approaching retirement and feels frustrated
Charlton Kings Common, hopefully to detect songsters such as whitethroat, goldcrest                                                                                            at the thought of all her vast experience and skills going to waste.      Because of Christian Aid
                                                                                             a fixed penalty fine could be issued.                                                                                                                    Week, we are not making any
and tree pipit, shown here.                                                                    The GCC is keen to stress that this trial                                       I assured her that there is an absolute plethora of local organisa-
  Late applicants to join the weekend visit to the Mendip Hills and Avalon Marshes,                                                                                            tions which rely either totally or partially on the wonderful work     specific appeals during May
                                                                                             will not affect local businesses and HGVs                                                                                                                but will resume in June so look
Friday-Sunday 2-4th June, would be welcome to contact Joy (83823) or Bill                 legitimately delivering to such busi-                                             done by their volunteers. I thought that this month I would let you
(83094).                                                                                                                                                                      know about some of them so that you can contact them should            out for a notice saying what is
                                                                                             nesses are entitled to enter the trial zone.                                                                                                             most needed during the summer
                                                                Wendy and Martin Addy        However if you do see a lorry within the                                          you be considering doing volunteer work, or have need of their
World War II and Painswick                                                                   restriction zone which is over 7.5 tonnes
                                                                                             and you think is not delivering, collect-
                                                                                                                                                                               Age Concern Gloucestershire: “It is a really exciting time to                 Alison Robinson 812286
– I need your help                                                                           ing or carrying out a service, you can         join our team of volunteers as we have lots of brand new projects to get involved with. Visiting
                                                                                             write down the details and advise GCC          somebody in their home, helping people in hospitals, lending a hand in day centres or support-
I am currently researching the effect of World War II on Painswick with the intention        on 08000 5454 or by email to lmz@            ing us with administrative duties in the office in Gloucester are just a few of the opportunities.
of writing an article for the next Painswick Chronicle. Last year I did the same for the                        And, if you have skills in fund-raising, event planning or IT we would love to hear from you!
                                                                                                                                            There are always lots of ways to get involved and support the work we do with older people in
Great War and, though some details were a little difficult to unearth, there was suf-           Further information is available from
                                                                                                                                            the county”.                                                                                              . . the "Fun of
ficient information available from various sources. World War II is proving to be far or
more elusive with regard to accessible information.                                          by post from Lorry Management Zone             VCA Stroud can give you details about local volunteering schemes which they run and also more             Gardening"
Local newspapers from the time reveal very little as broadcasting any details was            Desk, Mike Obst, Principal Travel Plan-        national led schemes. They are always looking for people to drive for their Volunteer Car Service
considered potentially dangerous. The Ministry of Defence does not issue detailed or         ning Officer, Environmental Directorate,       which is a vital service for our area. An excellent national volunteering web site is      Our speaker for the meeting on
personal information, there is almost nothing in those Parish Magazines still extant         Gloucestershire County Council, Shire          You can put in the area you live in and it will bring up a huge range of volunteer vacancies.             Wednesday 20th May will be
(several are missing) and the school log books from those years also say very little.        Hall, Gloucester GL 2GH.                      Are you a good organiser? Stroud Macular Disease Society is looking for someone to organise               Chris Evans from Dundry Nurs-
At least seventeen men from Painswick were killed whilst on active service and at least                                Charles Dorman       trips and outings for its members.                                                                        eries and we would welcome any
one woman. There were also many evacuees, both children and adults, living temporarily                                                      Advocacy is a very rewarding role, representing the needs and wishes of a person who is unable            visitors who would care to join
in Painswick, land army girls worked here, a number of American troops were stationed                                                       to do that for themselves. GOPA and ATGLOS rely on volunteers to act as advocates; GOPA’s                 us. The meeting will be held at
in the vicinity and some prisoners of war were put to work locally. All of these factors                                                    focus is a service for older people, ATGLOS cares for people with learning difficulties.                  7.30pm in Christ Church Hall,
plus all of those who served in the various forces must have had a tremendous impact on the life of the village.                            Basically if you have an interest in something specific, there will be an organisation out there who      admission £2.00.
  My problem is that I can not find any details, for example how many local people went to war, how many evacuees were sent and             would love to hear from you. If you would like to explore volunteering in more detail or would                                 Gill Gyde
from where did they come, how many American troops were there and how long were they here, what about the land army girls,                  like to find out information on any other issue, call me."
                                                                                                                                            Contact details
the ARP and the prisoners of war etc?                                                                                                       Age Concern 0452.422660.       ATGLOS (Advocacy Trust GLOS) 08450.5203
  I feel it is important to record this period in Painswick’s history whilst people still remember. I should be very grateful indeed if     GOPA (The Gloucestershire Older Persons Assembly) 0452.33999
anyone can help with detailed information about any of these issues and particularly about those who died – so far I have informa-          Stroud Macular Society: 0452.83594 VCA Stroud (Volunteer and Community Action) 0453.759005
tion about only two of them. I should be especially pleased if anyone has any photographs which I could use. If you can help, please        Village Agent: Lou Kemp 07776.245767
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Yew tree sponsorship                                                                                                                                                                                 The lights flicker as the curtain rises on a full house for the ‘Painswick Players’
                                                                                                                                                                                                     adaptation of this creaky Victorian thriller.
St Mary's Church Painswick                                                                                                                                                                              Patrick Hamilton’s writing emerged from within his own dark life of drink and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     night life indulgences. His characters take on a vampiric theme, Jack disappearing
The Yew Tree Sponsorship for the famous church grounds of St Mary's Painswick has received                                                                                                           into the night wearing a cloak not dissimilar to that of
widespread support from villagers and organisations. Within three weeks all the trees have                                                                                                           Dracula, while his frail wife Bella is convinced she is
been sponsored raising in excess of £2,000.                                                                                                                                                                         losing her mind as familiar objects are
  The scheme had a flying start when ITV heard of the sponsorship plans and asked if they                                                                                                                            lost; and footsteps are heard at night as
could broadcast the weather forecast from the church grounds. The filming immediately                                                                                                                                the living room gas lights flicker and
attracted the attention of Cotswold 88 Hotel and before the scheme was officially launched                                                                                                                           die. This is a ghastly tale, a Bluebeard
tree number 88 had found a sponsor.                                                                                                                                                                                  horror story in which Bella walks,
Other organisations sponsoring trees include Probus, Painswick Parish Council, Ancient                                                                                                                               too fearful to ask questions about the
Society of Painswick Youths (Bellringers), Church of Our Lady and Saint Therese, Richmond Painswick, Radio Gloucestershire and                                                                                       room upstairs.
                                                 Painswick and District Conservation Society.                                                                                                                            George Krasker’s adaptation of
                                                   The bulk of the sponsors and donations have come from residents who have dem-                                                                                     this classic plays to an efficient cut;
                                                 onstrated the value they put on the village's prized asset. Groups of people have                                                                                   the dialogue moves the plot forward
                                                 combined to sponsor a single tree. One of the first groups was the residents of                                                                                     avoiding many of the originals repeti-
                                                 Churchill Way.                                                                                                                                                      tions. The pace of the play, from the
                                                   The pictures show Paula Errock of Churchill Way receiving the tree's certificate                                                                                  well drawn out scenes between Bella
                                                 from Church Warden David Bishop, and other residents who have made donations                                                                                        and Rough, to the denouement, keeps
                                                 towards tree number 8                                                                                                                                              our interest fixed. The set design profiling a stuffy yet comfortable
                                                   The Vicar and Church Wardens wish to express their deep appreciation of the support                                                                               life, contrasts well with this chilling tale.
                                                 from the community. Although all the trees have been sponsored donations are still                                                                                     Bella’s pale frailty, her joy at the possibility of a trip to the theatre
                                                 welcome and will be used to further enhance the appeal of the church grounds.                                                                                       dashed by her cruel husband were well drawn and a credit to Jean
                                                   For further information please contact Nigel Burt 80935.                                                                                                         Burgess acting ability. Her dialogue (reminiscent of an unreliable nar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rator) allowed us to be one step ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                                        – we know something is very wrong.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jack Burgess’s solid portrayal of Jack Manning-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ham as a bumptious bum-pincher who has the

                                               Conservation Land v          Carolyn Luke has written, on behalf of the Conservation Society:                                                             potential for murder most horrid, mixed the normal
                                                   Allotments               The Conservation Society prepared a draft policy statement for Gyde                                                           with the dark in a well styled performance.
                                                                            House Conservation Area in 2004. The Parish Council was consulted                                                               Rough’s paternal concern for Bella, his thought-
                                             P Rowlands, D Batty, P         and endorsed its contents. The use of the Gyde Field for allotments                                                            through speeches (and that delightful comic
                                             Drinkwater, M Shute, J         conflicts with its status as a conservation area, defined as “an area of                                                        moment in the cupboard) were well performed
                                             Sidwell write:                 special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is                                                        by David James portraying a man who will do
                                             Gyde Field, the relaxing       desirable to preserve or enhance” (SDC Local Plan 7.4.2).                                                                       what it takes in order to get justice.
   The inclusion of letters in these columns view from Hoyland House           The Gyde Field affords views towards Gyde House, a prominent                                                                    Elizabeth’s gentle persistence, her repeated
  doesnotimplythattheBeaconcommitteeen- Surgery and the foreground          listed building, situated on an elevated site, within the AONB, on the                                                           plea that her mistress ‘see the gentleman at
  dorsestheviewsexpressed,orotherwise. for the magnificent Gyde             A46 approach to Painswick from Cheltenham. Our Conservation Area                                                                  once’ created a stylish performance by Sue
                                             House, is part of the Gyde     Statement recommended guidelines for its preservation and enhance-                                                                Leighton-Boyce. Nancy the wayward maid,
                                             House Conservation Area.       ment including “any development which obscures, limits or detracts                                                      played by Cathy Munday, worked to a lively perform-
 It’s a unique asset to be preserved and enhanced.                          from the view of Gyde House from the A46, Longridge or Gyde Road                                         ance highlighting the frustrations and very limited possibilities available to the servants.
     Someone had the forethought years ago to protect this land by          will not be permitted”.                                                                  This is a dark jewel of a play well delivered and well received.
 designating it a Conservation Area. It now seems that the Parish              We ask that a systematic search for any other sites be undertaken                                                                                                                         Anne Lauppe-Dunbar
 Council wish to ignore what it once endorsed and use the Gyde Field        and the results be presented to the Parish Council.                                                                          Creative Writing Tutor - PhD research student - University of Wales, Swansea
 for allotments.
    Local residents & businesses don’t believe that the Parish Council      While Pete Bradshaw has written:                                            So what now?
 has considered this carefully enough and have presented them with a        Allotments are wonderful places, giving people the opportunity to grow
 report detailing the serious problems with their recent decision.          their own fruit and vegetables in times of rising food costs. They were     So what now? As is customary, the actors rest until the Autumn, that is the seniors do. The Yippies are putting on a production
    Painswick should not have to choose between conservation and al-        also once part of every day life for many people in Painswick before        of the Wizard of Oz so keep those diaries clear for the 2th and 3th of June.
 lotments. Gyde Field should remain a positive image for the Queen          they were built on! Nowadays, we have plenty of food, but little control      To keep the rest of the Players happy, the play reading evenings will start again in May and anyone may come along and have
 of the Cotswolds.                                                          over what supermarkets sell and how they grow them. There is nothing        a go without the pressure of audience, learning of lines or rehearsing. If you are an old hand then you know that playreading is
                                               If you value Painswick’s     better or healthier than growing your own food, picking it and eating it    a good way to have the pleasure of acting without the aforementioned hassles; if a
                                               green assets, please email   straight away. An allotment provides education for children, fresh air      newcomer, then what better way to test the water and see if you have the talent and
                                               protectgydefield@yahoo.      and exercise and the opportunity to meet like minded people.                interest to be part of future productions. The PPs need more actors, more backstage
                                      with your com-           There is no more fitting a place than in the Gyde field, after all that   crew, in fact more of anything connected with producing plays. Come along on 2th
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PAINSWICK SPORT assembled by Terry Parker                                                                                                                                                           Painswick & Stroud Area Local Ministries (PSALMS)
Cricket                                                                                                                                                                                             On Monday 6th April there was considerable activity at the Painswick Youth Centre
Youth presentation evening                                                                                                                                                                          when PSALMS Strategic Youth & Sports Minister Andy Harding welcomed everyone
On Friday 3rd April there was an enjoyable evening at the Broadham Pavilion when                                                                                                                    to a sports and social evening designed to show the range of activities available to young
presentations were made to the Painswick club’s young cricketers. Club Chairman                                                                                                                     people. There was an excellent barbeque organised by Mike and Chris Campbell and
Steve Pegram spoke of the great strides being made in terms of development and                                                                                                                      everyone agreed that it had been a very worthwhile event.
                                             performance. He said that as always
                                             the club was pledged to provide op-
                                             portunities for young cricketers and
                                             that the youth section would be field-
                                             ing 3 sides this season. He thanked the
                                             club’s Head of Youth Cricket, Wayne
                                             Lee, for the commitment he continued
                                                               to make in promoting
                                             Jake Tyrrel       the youth and invited
                                            Most Improved
                                          Young Player of
                                                               him to make the pres-
                                          2008 ( left) with    entations. Steve gave           Steve Pegram (left) Painswick Cricket Club's
                                          Wayne Lee, Pain-     special thanks to the retiring new Chairman with his predecessor John Hogg
                                          swick's Head of      Chairman John Hogg for the
                                          Youth Cricket        contribution he had made in helping to foster the club’s youth section
                                                               over the years.
Senior cricket
The league season starts today with the first eleven away at Dumbleton and the second eleven at home also against Dumbleton.                                       PSALMS Strategic Youth & Sports Min-                                             Volley Ball at the PSALMS social evening
Painswick's third eleven are playing Slimbridge at the Marling School which is their ground for home fixtures.                                                   ister Andy Harding watches Olive Freeman

                                                                                                                                                                 erecting the column of bricks at the Social
                                                                                                                                                                 Evening held on the Recreation Ground                                                            Reports
                                                     At long last we can report that the 2008 Junior Finals have been played. The U4 Girls was
                                                     won by Flora McFarlane who beat Megan Butterworth. Megan also reached the final of            Football                                                                                                       Many are the readers of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beacon who gain pleasure in
                                                     the U8 Girls, playing against Alicia Barnett. The first set saw Megan playing exception-     Painswick Under 12s are champions
                                                                                                                                                   Brean U2s 0 Painswick U2s 2                                                                                  reading reports of sporting
                                                     ally well being only narrowly beaten in a tie break. Alicia then found her form to take the                                                                                                                  efforts and achievements by
                                                     second set and the match                                                                      Painswick were in control of a game that got physical at times and being away from home the Dragons
                                                                                                                                                   were never given any decisions. The game was won in the first half and in fact inside a five minute            the young, and the no-so-
                                                       The Club Over 50s Tournament finals heralded the start of the new season on Sunday                                                                                                                         young, in these columns.
                                                     9th April with players and spectators alike en-                                              spell that tore Bream apart with classy football. Tom Davis made space down the left and lifted a
                                                                                                                                                   cross to Harry Churchley on the far post who flicked it into the net. The second goal was created                Please don't hide your light
                                                     joying the glorious sunshine. For the third year                                                                                                                                                             under a bushel, or that of your
                                                     running Rob Ruggles won the Men’s Singles,                                                    from a precision pass by Tom through the defence to the feet of Jake Godwin who still with a lot to
                                                                                                                                                   do ran in on goal and slotted across the goal in the far corner. Painswick created good chances but no         fellow competitors, and tell
                                                     beating Nigel Barnett comfortably 6-0, 6-. The                                                                                                                                                              us what is happening, and
                                                     Mixed Doubles was played with Gill Willoughby                                                 more goals. Any sniff of a chance for Bream and their attack was shut down very quickly by Adam
                                                                                                                                                   Foulkes and Sam White. Adam’s man marking of one player totally neutralised his opponent’s at-                 in what else we can share
                                                     and John Crowther against Philippa James and                                                                                                                                                                 the pride.
                                                     Nigel Barnett. Philippa and Nigel won 6-0, 6-.                                               tacking options. The game was played well and a win sealed the league for Painswick. In their first
                                                                                                                                                   season of football they are champions. Well done to all the players and coaching staff. A proud day                                        Ed.
                                                     The most hotly contested match of the day was
                                                     the Men’s Doubles Final with Nigel Barnett and                                                for Manager Dave Bullingham. Star Players: Harry Churchley & Adam Foulkes.
                                                     Rob Ruggles playing against John Barrus and                                                                                                                                         Howard Davies
                                                     Malcolm Andrew. Rob and Nigel took the first
                                                     set 6-4 and then, with the sun beating down, John
                                                     and Malcolm fought back very strongly to win a                                                Procession of Witness
                                                     tight second set 6-4. However, managing to lift
                                                     their game, Rob and Nigel took the third set 6-3                                              The Good Friday Procession of Witness was very well attended. The procession began at the Catholic Church in Friday Street. Revd
                                                        to maintain their title for a third year.                                                  Heather Whyte held a brief service at the Cross erected each year close to the Lychgate. The procession then moved on to Christ
                    Nigel Barnett (left), Philippa
                   James and Rob Ruggles                    The start of the new season and the length-                                            Church hall where hot cross buns were provided.
                                                          ening evenings serve as a reminder that
                                                          subscriptions are now due. If any Beacon
                                                          readers are not already members and would
                                                          be interested in joining our thriving club,
                                                          please contact either the Club Secretary on
                                                          83693 or the Membership Secretary on
                                                          82758.                                                      Megan Butterworth (left)
                                                                   Jillie Speed and Jennifer Barnett                  and Alicia Barnett

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Local History Teaser                                                                                                                     May Day Bank Holiday Crafts                               Fair           their usage. A new Karate Club is booked and we hope a Table
This month’s picture is obviously very old and presumably no-one History
                                                                                                  ArchiTecs                                                                                                       Tennis Club will start in September. There are plans for a village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Halloween event for families, and in December, two back-to-
                                                                                                                                         The Painswick Centre is again hosting a Crafts Fair on Bank              back Winter Dances, one for adults and one for children. Having
now can remember the occasion. It is also a mystery, so if anyone Society                                                                Holiday Monday, 25th May between 0.00am and 4.00pm.                     been rejected as a venue for the village library, the old Institute
has any knowledge about it we would love to hear from you.                                                                               Entrance is free. Refreshments will be available throughout,             Club rooms have been converted and opened today as studio
                                                           L a s t                                                                       including tea/coffee, snacks and home-made cakes. Please                 space for seven artists, some of the cost of which (£4,000) has
                                                           month’s                                                                       come in and look around.                                                 been met by sponsorship from local individuals and businesses.
                                                           photograph was also some-                                                       Proceeds from the Fair (and from the Pamper and Shopping               The Trustees and a valued group of ex-Trustees are working
                                                           t h i n g of a n u n k n ow n .                                               event on st May) will be used to fund improvements to the               hard to raise funds for further improvements in facilities and
                                                           However, David Rogers, who                                                    Centre, including renovation of the front entrance, modernisa-           efficiencies in energy consumption.
                                                           lent the picture, suspects                                                    tion of the toilets and better access for disabled                                           Jackie Herbert also accepted the desirability
                                                           that it probably shows the                                                    users.                                                                                    of the proposals, as part of the Gateway Project,
                                                           cast of The Mikado posing                                                         Centre AGM, st April: Jackie Herbert,         Painswick Centre                       to create a safe and permanent pedestrian link
                                                           in front of the Institute. He                                                 Chairman since last October, reported that the
                                                           is sure that the man second       We used the long focus last month, but
                                                                                             did you associate with the parapet of the
                                                                                                                                         Painswick Centre had just held its own financially                       NEWS             between the public car park and the village centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and to safeguard the library service. However,
                                                           from right on the third row                                                   in the 2 months to December 2008. However,                                               it was irritating to the many providers of com-
                                                           back is his grandfather, Ed-      Cloth House?                                utility bills had increased sharply to over £,000
                                                                                             This month (below) is a challenge to                                                                                                  munity facilities, like the Painswick Centre, to
                                                           ward Rogers, in which case                                                    per month and bookings had dropped, especially for private par-          read an article on the front page of the February 2009 edition
                                                           the time in question would        identify the exceptionally rare bird, and   ties and weddings. Even events organised by the Trustees were
                                                                                             where it has come to rest.                                                                                           of the Beacon which implied that there were no community
                                                           possibly be shortly after the                                                 proving to be financially more risky. Whether this was simply a          centres other than the Gateway project.
                                                           Great War.                                                                    reflection of a difficult year for many in Painswick, especially           After the Trustees took questions from the audience ranging
   Our school photograph shown in the March issue continues to rouse interest. Jane                                                      small businesses, following the extended closure of the A46 in           across such diverse subjects as the cost of insurance and water
Parsons nee Ellis emailed from Canada to say that the picture brought back many                                                          2007 or early signs of the ‘credit crunch’, was not clear.               utilities, and audit policy, Jackie Herbert concluded by thanking
memories for her of time spent at Painswick School. She says it was a tough school,                                                         Competition amongst meetings room providers is tough in               all the users and supporters of the Centre.
the cane being the focus of discipline. Unused to physical punishment, Jane recalls the                                                  Painswick, so the Trustees are looking more closely at the oc-                               Jane Rowe 813228 Wendy Workman 814022
shock of witnessing a boy having his trousers pulled down, being laid across a table                                                     cupation of all the rooms available and how they can increase
and caned until he cried. This was the first of many similar punishments she was to
observe. She does go on to say that nevertheless the children who survived Painswick
School did turn out to be the very best citizens!                                                                                        The Croft School Summer Fayre                                                                  Country Show
  If you have an interesting picture which would pose a challenge to readers we would                                                                                                                                                   Cranham PrimarySchool
love to hear from you.                                                                                                                   A date to note, now. This year's Fayre will be on Sunday 28th June at 2.00pm
                                                                         Carol Maxwell                                                                                                                                                  The Primary School is holding its annual
Painswick Library News                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Country show on the afternoon of Satur-

Never a dull moment in the library!
                                                                                                                                         BEACO-DOKU                                                               DIFFICULTY: 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        day 6th June with a .30pm start. It will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        take place at the playing field (situated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        behind the church).
April was an interesting month in Painswick Library. A radiator had been leaking for some time, the floor rotted and a member of
staff fell through! (All repaired now, floor and member of staff!) A group of children
                                                                                                                                         Derived from Sudoku, Beaco-doku                    E                 O                            There will be plenty to see and do,
                                                                                                                                         replaces the numbers with letters.                                                             including:
spent a happy afternoon, making environmentally friendly kites – all you need is hazel
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                                                                                                    Inside out                           Last month's answer used the letters          L              O                                 • Mountain bike display and workshop
rods and newspaper – and we have been processing yet more new books.                                                                     from SHOWER - as you can see,                                                                  • Climbing wall
                                                                                                                                         top right.                                                                                     • Dog display team
Book start                                                                                     Cleaning services                                                        T
                                                                                                                                           This month we thought we would                                     R        O                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Classic cars
All children are entitled to three packs of books the first 4 years of their life.                                                       follow the April shower with a poeti-                                                          • Pony rides
Bookstart Pack: The first pack will be given by your Health Visitor between 9 and 2               Professional Carpet,
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                                                                                                                                         cally rhyming May-FLOWER.                         E                  E 1           4F          • Bouncy slides            5
months – do ask if it is not offered.                                                           Rug & Upholstery Cleaning                  See if you can fill the blank squares                                                        • Go karts
Bookstart + 8 – 30 months. You may be given a voucher at your child’s pre- school                                                       in the grid on the right so that each                                                          • Country dancing
setting but even if you don’t, just come along to the library and we will sort it out.                                                                                 W
                                                                                                                                         column, each row and each block           I       T                                                    1        2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Variety of stalls        4
Bookstart Treasure Chest 36 – 48 months Again you may be given a voucher but come
into the library even if not.
                                                                                                     Craig Lindsey                       of six squares contains each of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       F       L      E      W                O            Refreshments will be available - Tea
                                                                                                                                         six letters, F-L-O-W-E-R, without                                                              tent, bar and BBQ. Entrance £.00 per
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and visit us.                                                                                    Tel/Fax: 01453 548152                                                                                                                  2 years) free.
Baby Bounce now includes a short story as well as Nursery Rhymes, songs and percus-
sion instruments.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and bring along your family and friends.
Story Time on 9th May will be about “Percy the Park Keeper” and we will be plant-                                                                                                                                                      Have a fantastic time of fun and enter-
ing seeds.                                                                             
  If you are going on holiday, the library service has a wide selection of travel guides                                                                                                                                                  For further information, please contact
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     Pan, Pleasure and Crime in One Evening                                                                      Wine                          The Painswick Beacon
     Painswick Local History Society’s research evening at the April meeting offered Painswick
                                                                                                                 tasting                              detailed as far as
                                                                                                                                                       space permits
                                                                                                                                                                                         THE VILLAGE DIARY
     three very different but well investigated presentations.
       Barbara Blatchley gave some interesting background information on the ancient History                     That, with a meal, in         MAY
     images of Pan as represented in various art forms. She then brought the subject into Society                aid of Cotswold Care is       Sat    2    Painswick Music Soc. Concert - The Barbirolli Quartet             St Mary's Church           3.00pm
     the heart of Painswick via the exquisite plasterwork in Beacon House of which Pan                           planned for Thursday          Mon    4    Yoga (Mondays) contact Kim 812623                                 Sheepscombe Vill. Hall     6.30 to 8.00pm & 8.15
     is a feature. The relationship of Pan to Painswick is one of mystery and intrigue                           4th June, 7.00 for 7.30pm                                                                                                              to 9.45pm
     which has exercised many people for a long time. It is known from a quote from                              start in St Mary’s Church     Tue    5    Bird Club field trip - Morning stroll with Jane Rowe along        Stamages Car Park          9.30am
     730 that riotous parties were held in the villa (long gone) in Frith Wood, Pan apparently cavorting with   Rooms.                                    Kingsmill Lane & Painswick Stream (see page 8)
     ladies, overlooking Painswick. Then there was the statue of Pan taken from the Church and buried in           There will be the added
                                                                                                                 amusement of a Bluff                      Dog Training Club (Tuesdays)                                      Christ Church Hall         9.30 to 12.00noon
     950, its whereabouts known only to a handful of local people. Barbara left us questioning whether
                                                                                                                 together course meal and                  Chi Kung (Qigong) classes - Tuesdays - £6 p.p. per class          Town Hall                  7.00pm
     Pan was a villain or simply a naughty figure of pleasure.
       Carolyn Luke’s research into Coombe House at Edge has been painstaking and detailed. She explained        all at a cost £5.                        Tai Chi classes - Tuesdays - £6 p.p. per class                    Town Hall                  8.00pm
     that it had been in the ownership of Llanthony Priory and would have been rented out for farming. The         Tickets available from      Wed    6    Yoga (Wednesdays) contact Kim 812623                              Sheepscombe Vill. Hall     9.30 to 11.00am
     820 map shows its existence but probably not in its original medieval form. At the time of the Dis-        82845 or 824                          Probus: A Tour on the Swiss Railways - Leslie Dalton              Shires Room, Falcon        10.00am
y    solution the Gardner family were farming there, and continued for several generations, but evidence                                                   The nature reserves of the Slad Valley - Pete Bradshaw (Stroud    Church Rooms               7.30pm
     shows that the estate had been broken up somewhat. There are no useful records from then until the
     9th century when it belonged to a Stroud man – probably as an investment property. A survey was            Cuckoo 09                                 area Reserves manager, Glos. Wildlife Trust)
                                                                                                                                                           Bingo: Wednesdays – Tel. Ann, 813911/Liz, 813139                  Painswick Centre           7.30 to 10.00pm
on   carried out in 2006 which showed limited information, mainly the garden boundaries.                                                       Thu    7    Yoga - All Abilities (Thursdays) Cotswold Room 812623             Painswick Centre           9.30 to 11.00am
        Finally, Kate Searle amazed us by showing just a fraction of the information she has collected over
s                                                                                                                                                          T'ai Chi: Thursdays - Contact 01452 813072                        Town Hall                  9.30am
     many years and which she has carefully collated under relevant headings both in hard copy folders and
i-   on disk. This work is the result of comprehensive and detailed reading of newspapers and court records                                                Jolly Stompers Line Dancing: Beginners - Thursdays                Town Hall                  12.00 to 1.00pm
     mainly kept at the Record Office and the Public Library. Kate started by looking up crime reports for                                                 Experienced beginners - Thursdays                                 Town Hall                  12.30 to 1.30pm
     Cranham but quickly realised that the crime scene in Painswick far outstripped that in Cranham when                                                   Tea Dance - Thursdays                                             Painswick Centre           2.30 to 4.30pm
     it came to numbers. Starting in about 400 she has assembled many folders for Painswick as opposed                                                    Cotswold Care Support Group                                       Ashwell House              2.30pm
e                                                                                                                " L o u d a n d cle a r i n
     to just one for Cranham. There are also files on many other subjects which Kate has graciously now                                                    Music Appreciation Group: Members Night & AGM                     Cotswold Room,             7.30pm
 t   given to the Society. This tremendous collection will doubtless prove an invaluable source of informa-      Kingsmill Lane 0555
                                                                                                                 hours" last Sunday, 26th                                                                                    Painswick Centre
     tion for research in the future.                                                                                                          Fri    8    Country Market - Coffee available - Every Friday                  Town Hall                  10.00am
        The May meeting is the annual outing, this year to Blackfriars in Gloucester.                            April, Harold Wood re-
                                                                                                                 ported.                                   Friday Club outing to Coventry Cathedral
                                                                                               Carol Maxwell
                                                                                                                                               Sat    9    Horticultural Society Outing to Kiftsgate Court, nr Chipping      Stamages Car Park          2.00pm
     PROPERTY REPORT for April from Murrays                                                                                                    Sun    10   Painswick Beacon Clear-up (see page 5)                            Catbrain quarry car park   2.00pm
                                                                                                                                                           Christian Aid Service                                             Christ Church              6.30pm
     It would seem that in the last month or so people are finally          negotiation process, but with a bit of sensible advice from the    Tue    12   Horticultural Society Outing to Dyrham Park (see page 3)          Stamages Car Park          11.00am
     starting to get fed up with all the doom and gloom on the news         agent there is usually a satisfactory conclusion for both buyer                Painswick Players playreading "When we are married" -        JB   Green Room, Painswick      7.30pm
     and in the newspapers and are starting to get on with their own        and vendor.                                                                    Priestley (see page 11)                                           Centre
     lives. We have seen a large increase in properties coming to             The more positive outlook in the market has produced a wealth    Wed    13   Christian Aid Shop: Morning Coffee & Lunches                      Christ Church Hall         10.00am to 3.00pm
     the market recently and have seen both the number of people            of new instructions for us including Croome House a beautiful                  Horticultural Society AGM followed by Tea/Coffee & Quiz           Town Hall                  7.30pm
     registering for property and also viewing property more than           town house in the centre of Painswick which is already under       Thu    14   Christian Aid Shop: Morning Coffee & Lunches                      Christ Church Hall         10.00am to 3.00pm
     double, the effects of this are of course a marked increase in         offer, 2 Churchill Way a well presented 3 bedroom house in a       Fri    15   Christian Aid Shop: Morning Coffee & Lunches                      Christ Church Hall         10.00am to 3.00pm
     sales.                                                                 popular location, Moonrakers a four bedroom house on New           Tue    19   Local History Society Annual Outing to Blackfriars Priory.        Gloucester                 6.00pm
       The property market is historically the first to see the effects     Street with garage and parking, Woodside a good family house       Wed         Probus: Climbing Mount Everest - Bronco Lane                      Shires Room, Falcon        10.00am
     of a recession and it is clear from the state of the economy that      on Kingsmill Lane, Numbers  and 5 Hyett Orchard which are
                                                                                                                                                           Women's Fellowship: Fun of Gardening - Chris Evans - Visitors     Christ Church Hall         7.30pm
     we are by no means out of the woods yet, with announcements            both well presented retirement homes with garages, 3 Juniper
     every day of yet more businesses suffering and further redun-          Cottages a fascinating development project on Wick Street,                     welcome - £2 (see page 9)
     dancies being made. Yet throughout Gloucestershire agents are          Prospect House a prominent Victorian family home on Bulls                      Parish Council                                                    Town Hall                  7.30pm
     beginning to see a small light at the end of the tunnel in terms       Cross, Laburnam a detached 3 bedroom bungalow with large           Fri    22   Friday Club: "Inca trail" - Janet Jenkins                         Town Hall                  2.30pm
     of more activity and buzz but it will still be a long while before     garden in Upton-St-Leonards and The Laurels a 3 bedroom            Sat    23   Copy dateline for June Beacon
     we see any rise in property prices. As long as the new proper-         house with panoramic views in Slad.                                            Friday Club Car Boot Sale. (see page 1)                           Recreation Field           10.00am to 12.30pm
     ties coming on to the market are realistically priced then there       The properties that are currently under offer are Jubilate in      Mon    25   Crafts Fair. Enquiries to 813228                                  Painswick Centre           10.00am to 4.00pm
     are enough people out there to buy them. There is no shortage          Blakewell Mead, Croome House on Bisley Street and The Barn         Tue    26   Yew Trees WI.: The River Severn from Source to Sea                Town Hall                  7.30pm
     of people in rented accommodation with money in the bank               in Upton-St-Leonards and the properties that have now com-         Wed    27   Annual Parish Meeting                                             Town Hall                  7.30pm
     who are waiting for the perfect property to invest their money         pleted are The New House in Stamages Lane and Nightingale
                                                                                                                                               Sat    30   Bird Club field trip with Frances Meredith, Chelt. Bird Club      Tramway Car Park           9.45am
     in, where, especially at the moment they feel their money is           Cottage in Ruscombe.
     safer. Buyers are still remaining very cautious however and                                                           James C Murray                  (Daisy Bank Road, Leckhampton Hill - SO 950189)
     are continuing to make “cheeky” offers, which can slow up the
                                                                                                                                               Wed     3   Probus summer outing to the National Memorial Arboretum
                                                                                                                                               Thu     4   Cotswold Care Support Group: Wine Tasting & Meal                  Church Rooms               7.00pm
                                                                                                                                               Fri     5   Friday Club: The Rococo Gardens with Paul Moir                    Town Hall                  2.30pm
                                                                                                                                               Sat     6   June Issue of The Painswick Beacon published
                                                                                                                                               Fri    12   Bird Club Field Trip to Mendip Hills & Avalon Marshes.
                                                                                                                                                           Tel: 813094 or 813823
          THREE COTSWOLD OFFICES                                                                                                               Sat    13   YIPPIES (Young Painswick Players) production                      Painswick Centre
            & MAYFAIR LONDON                                                                                                                               "The Wizard of Oz" (also Sunday 14th)
                                                                                                                    Sun    14   Teddy Bear Parachuting in aid of Lideta, Ethiopia                 St Mary's Churchyard       12.00noon
                                                                                                                                               Tue    16   Local History Society - AGM                                       Croft School               7.30pm
             New Street PAINSWICK
                  01452 814655                                                                                                                 Wed    17   Probus: Bonaparte's Disaster 1812 - John Falcon                   Shires Room, Falcon        10.00am
                                                                                                                    Women's Fellowship: Scrap Booking - Jane Peterson / Lorna         Christ Church Hall         7.30pm
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 Fri     19   Friday Club: Life on the Roof of the World - John Aldis         Town Hall             2.30pm
                                                                                                                           PLANNING from the Parish Council
              Yew Trees W.I.: Early Postal Services in Painswick
              Horticultural Society Outing to Royal National Rose Society
                                                                              Town Hall
                                                                              Stamages Car Park
                                                                                                                           A summary of information
              Garden, St Albans (see page 3)                                                                               NEW APPLICATIONS                           EDGE FARM, EDGE. Operation and                Kandahar resign rug Pure wool 2' x 5'
 Fri     26   Fundraising Flower Demonstration with Katherine Kear.           Town Hall             2.30pm                 PAINSWICK COMMUNITY FIRE &                 excavation works. Erection of dry stone       £200; Habitat book shelves (2) 6'8" high
              Tickets £10                                                                                                  RESCUE STATION, PULLENS ROAD.              retaining wall and installation of land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    x 3'" wide. Dark wood. £40 each. 2-seat-
 Sun     28   Croft School Summer Fayre                                       Croft School          2.00pm                 Creation of vehicular access to A46.       drain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    er Chesterfield. Gold. £200. 84004
                                                                                                                           DAMSELLS COTTAGE. Erection of de-          Land at WOODBOROUGH, KNAPP
                                                                                                                           tached garage with home office above.      LANE. Outline application for the erec-       Doors 2 Internal glazed doors ( reeded
 JULY                                                                                                                      BEADS COTTAGE, THE PARK. Single            tion of a dwelling and widening of existing   obscure,  Georgian wired) both 6'6" x
 Wed      1   Probus: Members Talk                                            Shires Room, Falcon   10.00am                storey extension for new kitchen.          private road.                                 2'6". Free but buyer collects and small
 Thu      2   Cotswold Care Support Group                                     Ashwell House         2.30pm                 CLOVERS, KINGS MEAD. Single storey                                                       donation to the Gateway project would
 Thu      9   Victorian Ball Workshop                                         Painswick Centre      7.30 to 9.30pm         extension and erection of 3 bay garage.    PLAN WITHDRAWN                                be appreciated. 82296
 Fri     10   Friday Club Outing to Weston Super Mare                                                                      PAINSWICK MILL, TICKLESTONE                BEACONSTONES, BEACON CLOSE.                   Wanted: someone reliable to spend a few
 Sat     11   Painswick Companion Dog Show and Charity Fun Day                Recreation Field      11.00am                LANE. Installation of new external         Proposed extension and alterations.           hours a month cleaning and keeping my
              Victorian Costume Ball: for info. Tel: 01453 883150             Painswick Centre      8.00 to 11.30pm        door.                                                                                    house presentable. Local references and a
 Wed     15   Probus: I K Brunel - Links of Iron; Eric Williams               Shires Room, Falcon   10.00am                THE SCHOOL HOUSE, SLAD. Erection            A little boy was overheard praying,          sense of humour essential. 84004
              Women's Fellowship BBQ at The Latchetts                         Kingsmead             7.00pm
                                                                                                                           of fencing.                                 'Lord, if you can't make me a better
                                                                                                                           HYETT ORCHARD, HYETT CLOSE.                                                              Black Labrador puppies for sale. KC
 Wed     22   Horticultural Society Outing to Royal Botanic Garden, Kew       Stamages Lane         dep. 9.00am                                                        boy, don't worry about it. I'm having        registered. Born late March - ready mid
                                                                                                                           Works to lime trees (T & T2).              a real good time like I am.'
              Probus: Ladies Summer Luncheon                                  The Hill, Stroud                                                                                                                      May. Home reared. 84538
 Fri     24   Friday Club Presidents Day: Talk by Pat Daly followed by        Town Hall             2.30pm                                                                                                          Four bedroom cottage in the middle of
              Afternoon Tea
                                                                                                                           REVISED PLANS
                                                                                                                           WOODY STEEPS, LOWER WASH-
                                                                                                                                                                      BEACON Accounts                               Painswick to let from st June. Telephone
 Tue     28   Razzamatazz Robots: Children's Holiday Club (also Wed. 29th     Croft School          10.00am to 12.00noon   WELL LANE. Extensions and alterations.     We receive occasional enquiries as to         82804
              & Thur. 30th)                                                                                                Main changes: Delete ground floor win-     how we make ends meet in producing the        Jermyn Iron Framed Piano. Excellent
              Yew Trees W.I.: Hatching a Novel - Jane Bayley                  Town Hall             7.30pm                 dow and reduce size and reposition first   Beacon, and the relative importance to us     condition £250. Can deliver within 0
                                                                                                                           floor window on south east elevation.      of subscriptions and advertising - the two    mile radius. 83787
 AUGUST                                                                                                                    BE L L ST O N E H O US E , F R I DAY       mainstays of our ability to get a smart
                                                                                                                           STREET. Erection of ground floor ex-                                                     I board dogs in my own cosy home. All
 Wed   19     Horticultural Society Outing to RHS Gardens - Wisley, Surrey    Stamages Car Park     9.00am                                                            publication to everyone in Painswick          creature comforts. Fenced garden, won-
                                                                                                                           tension. Main changes: Amenity area        each month.
              (see page 3)                                                                                                 provided within site.                                                                    derful walks, near Painswick Beacon.
                                                                                                                                                                         Our key figures for the year 2008-09       82678
                                                                                                                                                                      were, if you are interested, as follows:
 SEPTEMBER                                                                                                                 CONSENT                                                                                  Table needed - for Painswick art studios.
 Wed    9 Probus: Schubert - the young genius: Anne Dunn                      Shires Room, Falcon   10.00am                BETH SHAN, KINGS MEAD. Erection            Advertising                          £9880    Maximum size 66inches by 26 inches.
 Fri   11 Friday Club: Orchard Flower Craft with Yvonne Mort                  Town Hall             2.30pm                 of extension.                              Subscriptions                        £6530    8278 or 07900 606234
 Sat   12 Horticultural Society Annual Show                                   Painswick Centre      2.30 to 5.30pm         CHARTWELL, BACK EDGE LANE,                 Donations & interest                  £490
                                                                                                                           EDGE. Erection of a garden shed.
 Tue   22 Yew Trees W.I.: Wild Flowers of Cyprus                              Town Hall             7.30pm                                                                                                £6900
 Wed   23 Probus: Pioneer Emigrants to South Australia - Neil Curven          Shires Room, Falcon   10.00am                OLIVERS, CHELTENHAM ROAD.                  Expenditure
                                                                                                                           Installation of secondary glazing across   Printing Beacon                      £8360
 Fri   25 Friday Club: Bletchley Park - Kitty Floyd-Smithies                  Town Hall             2.30pm
                                                                                                                           front and side windows of main house.      Printing Directory                    £950
 Sun   27 Harvest Lunch                                                       Painswick Centre                             HAZELBURY HOUSE, NEW STREET.                                                             Richmond Painswick seeks:-
                                                                                                                                                                      Quiz (net)                            £450    Bank Weekend & Evening Receptionists
                                                                                                                           Internal and external alterations.         Editing and production               £490
 OCTOBER                                                                                                                                                                                                            We are looking for people with outgoing
                                                                                                                                                                      Telephone                              £50    and empathetic personalities who are en-
 Wed    7     Probus: The Archers at Poitiers 1356 - Ian Shapter              Shires Room, Falcon   10.00am                                                           Insurance                             £70    thusiastic, confident and well organised.
 Fri    9     Friday Club: "Mazes & Labyrinths" - Angela Newing               Town Hall             2.30pm                                                            Distributor 'thank you' event         £580    Previous experience desirable.
 Sat   10     Friday Club Coffee Morning                                      Town Hall             10.00am                                                           Computer repairs/costs                 £450   Chef De Partie
 Tue   13     Bird Club: The Wildlife & Beauty of Working Quarries - David    Town Hall             7.30pm                                                            Other                                 £20    The friendly, professional hospitality team
              Boag                                                                                                                                                                                        £270    requires a Chef de Partie. Good all-round
 Wed     14   Horticultural Society: Autumn colour & Interest in the garden   Town Hall             7.30pm                                                            Should you be keen on number crunch-          catering experience would be an advan-
 Wed     21   Probus: The History of Cheltenham - Susan Newton                Shires Room, Falcon   10.00am                                                           ing copy of our full accounts can be          tage although some on-the-job training
 Fri     23   Friday Club Outing to The Cotswold Perfumery, Bourton on the                                                                                            forwarded on request.                         will be given. Excellent working condi-
              Water                                                                                                                                                                                                 tions with mainly straight shifts working
 Tue     27   Yew Trees W.I.: Nature in Art - Simon Trapnell                  Town Hall             7.30pm                                                                                                          5 days out of 7.
 Sat          Halloween Haunted Walk                                          Painswick Centre      7.00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carer (including part-time and Bank)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We will shortly have vacancies for carers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in our 24-bed nursing home for both day-
 NOVEMBER                                                                                                                                                                                                           time and night shifts. NVQ qualifications
 Wed    4 Probus: Growing up in Norway during the German occupation -         Shires Room, Falcon   10.00am                                                                                                         are preferred but not essential as training
          Tore Fauske                                                                                                                                                                                               will be given. Duties will include all as-
 Fri    6 Friday Club: Guests of Richmond Painswick                           Richmond Painswick    2.30pm                                                                                                          pects of care.
 Wed   11 Bird Club: A Calendar of British Wildlife - Andy Purcell            Town Hall             7.30pm                                                                                                          For further information contact Stephanie
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Babies                                           Paul Gray said recently that he was                            6th JUNE
Congratulations to HELEN and ALAN                expecting to move to Rye. He tells the
CROCKETT of Upper Washwell whose                 Beacon, "At the last moment the three of
baby daughter, Amelia was born in De-            us decided to stay in the area for a while              Dateline for all copy
cember;                                          so we have moved to Rodborough. Not                including Mini-Ads - Display advertis-
also to LIZZIE and DAVID SMITH of 6              quite Painswick, but almost as good. I'm             ing - Diary - Club news - etc using
Stroud Road, on the birth of their daughter,     continuing with my picture framing so if               E-mail or the Beacon post box
Isabella Elizabeth on 7th April ( a sister for   I can be of service please get in touch, we
Harry )and to KAKULI and HANNAN on
                                                 will also be having Rock and Fossil shows
the birth of their daughter Molly Lucy, also     locally. Valerie is still painting and her                     23rd MAY
on 7th April.                                    calligraphy, and Rosa with her new cafe in
                                                 the Green Room at Painswick Centre."                          E-mail address
Best wishes to LYNDALL SPEAR and                                                                                Photographs
                                                                                                            preferably original
HAMISH McLEAN who are to be married                                                                         at 600dpi in JPEG
on May 23rd at St John`s Pitchcombe;                                                                     Hard copy preferably typed
 also to DEBORAH GAY and CHRISTO-                                                                      Beacon post box - New Street
PHER GOODFIELD who will be married
at St Mary`s, Painswick on 23rd May;             St Mary's                                                        Web site
                                                                                                           All copy must include
   also to RACHEL HERBERT and ED-                                                                            Author, address
WARD TALLENTS, getting married on                St Mary's mid-morning service will be                and contact telephone number
May 29th at St Mary`s, Painswick;                half a hour later, starting this month. The
   and to ALEXANDRA MARRIOT and                  0.00am start (replacing the previous
ANDREW COXON who are to be married               9.30am start) has become possible with                 Beacon Committee
at St John`s Pitchcombe on May 30th.             sufficient Anglican priests in the team for    Co-ordinating Editor this month
                                                 one to stay in Painswick without needing       Leslie Brotherton        813101
99th Birthday                                    to rush off to do the .00am service at       Personal Column
Our congratulations to PHYLLIS CATH-             Sheepscombe or Cranham. The later has          Rachel Taylor            813402
CART who had her 99th birthday on April          a widespread appeal, particularly for our 
3th                                             more senior citizens and teenagers. Do let     Jenny Gaugain                    812599
                                                 friends know about the change of time.    
Ruby Wedding                                       In May there are several special services    Diary
Congratulations to CORRY and JAMES               at St Mary's Church.                           Edwina Buttrey                   812565
SPENCER who celebrated their 40th                    On Sunday 5th May 5.00pm in the      
Wedding Anniversary on March 22nd,               Church Rooms, Canon Mike Parsons,              Feature writers
having lived in Hale Lane, they moved to         the head of the local Anglican theological     Carol Maxwell                    813387
Winchester a year ago.                           college, will be giving a critique of the 
                                                 famous humanist Richard Dawkins, "We            Jack Burgess                    812167
Farewell                                         are all alone in an empty universe, there
                                                                                                 Leslie Brotherton               813101
Farewell to PAUL GRAY and VALERIE                is probably no God...?"                   
DUGAN who have moved to Rodbor-                    And on Sunday 3st May at the 0.00am        Sport
ough.                                            Pentecost Service the "Capitio Sing-           Terry Parker                     812191
                                                 ers" (previously singing that week at     
Get well soon                                    Gloucester Cathedral) will be in church,       Advertising
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to BAR-        with Revd Mark Russell, the head of the        Dermot Cassidy                   813737
BARA HULME, EDIE STOCKBRIDGE,                    "Church Army" (Anglican equivalent to     
MAVIS MANDEL and MO WALTERS                      the Salvation Army) preaching.                 Distribution
who have been in hospital recently; and             The Vicar and Church Wardens would          Celia Lougher                    812624
JANE OTWAY and JEAN SHELDRAKE,                   like to thank all those who have sponsored
who have both been indisposed.                   a Yew Tree. Almost all the trees have a        Treasurer
                                                 sponsor - a really magnificent show of          Richard Aspinall                812379
Condolences                                      support from the people of Painswick.     
Our sincere sympathies to the family and                                                        Subscriptions
                                                                      John Longuet Higgins
friends of CIS CAWSON and GEORGE                                                                Shirley Clark                    812378
MORRIS who died recently.                                                                  
                                                                                                Charles Dorman                   814548
Shirley Owen apologises for a "very                                                             Carol Maxwell                    813387
belated 'thank you' to everyone who sent                                                   
cards and good wishes following my
brain tumour operation. I felt really well
afterwards but am now struggling with                                                          Printed in Gloucester
the daily chemo and radio therapies. I was                                                     The Painswick Beacon
very touched by everyone's kindness and                                                        by
am only sorry that I couldn't reply to each                                          
one, as I have had to learn to write and spell                                                 01452 751900
again! Again, my grateful thanks."

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