To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee, Alderton Village are organizing various events and activities culminating in a Big Lunch and party on the Playing Field on Sunday 5th June.
We'd like to collect photographs from villagers who may have been at the Coronation Street Parties, Silver Jubilee etc... To collate a photographic exhibition of your memories of the Queens 70 years of reign.
Programme of events
THURSDAY 2nd JUNE
12.30pm to 2.30pm - Children's Art/Craft workshop - Village Hall - free
Led by resident artist Antonia Black. All children of the village are welcome.
SATURDAY 4th JUNE
12pm to 2pm - View Children’s Art - Village Hall
2pm to 4pm - Over the Garden Fence
Let's decorate the village, festoon our front gardens and catch up for drinks and nibbles with our neighbours around the village.
SUNDAY 5th JUNE
12pm to 6pm - Jubilee Big Lunch Picnic and Party - Alderton Playing Field
12.30 to 1pm - Children Pageant & procession
The children will go in procession from School Rd to Alderton Playing Field carrying flags, crowns and wearing fancy dress.
1pm to 3pm - Big Lunch Picnic
Bring your own picnic. There will be a cake and coffee marquee, a paid bar, children’s games and live music by the Malvern Hillbillies.
3pm to 4.30pm - Alderton’s Got Talent
Calling all you talented musicians, dancers, singers and any other art form, show us your talent!
4.30pm to 6pm
BBQ, more live music.
End - Sing-a-long
The Party will end with a few rousing well known songs. Audience participation will be encouraged, or maybe required!
If you'd like to take part in the Children’s Parade, Children’s Art Workshop, or Alderton’s Got Talent or have any old memory photographs please contact us.
Once again in an old Alderton Christmas tradition, the Married folk of Alderton will take to the field of play against our Single ‘friends’. We can't guarantee the quality of the football, in fact, we can - it won't be very good - but we can offer a fun match between members of our community old and new. Full of outrageous dives, occasional cheating and blatant referee influencing at the least it'll get you out of the house after Christmas .
So please come along and support your team! The match kicks off at 11am with everyone welcome afterward in the Gardeners Arms for post-match socialising, awards, fines, and refreshments.
Teas, coffee and cake are kindly provided by Alderton Acorns who will keep the proceeds.
Win 4 Manchester United v Watford tickets worth £700
This year we have a fantastic prize of 4 x Man United v Watford tickets on Saturday 26th Feb 22. The tickets are in prime position on the halfway line and include on-site parking at Old Trafford. With a face value of £700 entry tickets are £20 each. Tickets from Rupert at email@example.com
Who can play?
Anyone who lives in, or has local connections to, Alderton is welcome to play. Football skills are not required! If you’d like to play email Rupert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALDERTON VILLAGE PRODUCE AND CRAFT SHOW 2019
This year’s show will take place on Saturday September 14th in the Village Hall.
There will be lots of different classes to enter, including Fruit and Veg, Flowers, Art and Craft, Baking and various junior classes. The schedule will be available in the summer. So, get growing, sewing, making and painting. If you need any more details or would like toget involved, contact Sian Tryner on 07790 342157
The Great Washbourne Summer Supper will be held on Friday 28th June at 6.30pm in the garden of Great Washbourne House. Some local Cheltenham musicians will be providing us with light summer music during the evening.
A supper of roast pork (veggie alternative available) and salads will be served with all the trimmings, and strawberries & cream for dessert. There will be a bar, raffle and other entertainment including skittles. Do come and join us for what promises to be a great evening.
Tickets will be available in advance from Jane (01242) 620291, Karen 620633 or Carla 620600 or on the door
Adults £10, Children £5. Family ticket £25 for 2 adults/2 children under 12.
All proceeds will go to the church funds.
Pamper Evening - Thurs 18th April from 7 - 9.30pm, Village Hall
Pamper Evening on Thursday 18th April from 7-9.30pm. Only £10 for a mini 20-minute treatment.Treatments to include: Reflexology, Massage, Relaxation, Hair Sparkles, Facials and manicures.Raffle and Refreshments. Free entry.It is best to Pre book your treatment to avoid disappointment. Contact Sian on 620906/07790 342157
Easter Monday - Cream Teas in Alderton Village Hall - Easter Bank Holiday April 22nd - 2.30 and 4.30pm
Easter Monday Cream Teas in Alderton Village Hall: Come along with your friends and families on Easter Bank Holiday April 22nd to enjoy our home made cream teas. Our waitresses will be ready to take your orders between 2.30 and 4.30pm. Cost: £5 per head for scones, cream and jam plus tea or coffee.
There is no charge for entry but donations towards the repairs of St Margaret's Church are really welcome. We keep costs as low as possible but please be generous if you can afford more! Children are welcome; squash and small cakes available for under 14s. Pay the waitress when ordering and don’t forget to visit the stalls before you leave. A great event for the whole community - don’t miss it!
Games Night - Saturday 23rd March - 5pm to 7pm, Alderton Village Hall
Games Night on Saturday 5pm - 7pm at Alderton Village Hall. Come along and play favourites old and new including Pictionary, Cluedo, Bananagrams and Polarity as well as snooker and table tennis. There's also hot dogs, ice cream and a bar!
A FASHION SHOW run by M & Co in Tewkesbury will be held in Alderton Village Hall on Friday April 5th, 7 for 7.30pm.
Alderton Villagers will be modelling a selection of clothes of their choice for men, women, children andteenagers!So do come along and support them, choose your spring and summer wardrobe and have a fun evening. There will be a paying bar. The tickets are priced £5 for adults (all young people free) and canapés will be included in the price.
Tickets are available from Helen West (620587) Gill Cogzell (620303) and Ivona McIlwraith (620688
Great Washbourne will be holding a Family Fun Quiz in St Mary's Church on Friday 12th April from 6.30pm to 10pm.
As in previous years, this is suitable for all ages and we hope you will come along with your friends (teams 4-5 or join one on the night). Tickets cost £10 adult (£5 kids) to include a hot 2-course supper and are available on the night or in advance from Jane Kent/Karen Cox (Great Washbourne) and Carla Edelston (Alderton).
Please ring or email Jane Kent (01242 email@example.com) to book your table! There will be a pay bar and raffle. All proceeds are to the church.
Delicious curry, delectable desserts and a well stocked bar. Don't miss out on the fun Teams of 6, £15 per person.To book your table, call Sian on 620906/07790 342157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
History Talk on Winchcombe's Workhouse and local schools in the 19th century - Thurs 24th Jan, 7.30pm , Village Hall
The population falling within the Union at the 1831 census had been 9,715 with parishes ranging in size from Rowell (population 38) to Winchcomb itself (2,514). The average annual poor-rate expenditure for the period 1833-5 had been £4,911 or 10s.1d. per head.
The new Winchcomb Union workhouse was built in 1836 on a site to the west of the town at the north side of Gloucester Street. The Poor Law Commissioners authorised an expenditure of £3,750 on construction of the building which was intended to accommodate 180 inmates. It was designed by the Sampson Kempthorne who designed many other workhouses including one for the Thornbury Union. His design for Winchcomb was based on his model "200 pauper" plan. An entrance and administrative block lay at the south, with accommodation ranges behind in a cruciform layout. However, there was no central supervisory hub to the building. The workhouse location and layout are shown on the 1921 map below.
New Year’s Eve Party
Tickets are £20 and include live band, disco and buffet. Book your table now.
Tickets available from Sian on 620906 / 07790342157or email email@example.com
Centenary of the Great War - an evening of stories and songs marking the contribution made by the people of Alderton to the First World War.
Sad,funny and remarkable, the programme for this event gives you the chance to hear some of the real-lifestories that lie behind the names on our war memorial and sing along to popular songs of the day. You can also view a display of memorabilia collected from residents.
To be followed on Sunday 11th November at 11 am: Notice of a special service of remembrance marking the centenary of the Armistice at the War Memorial.
PARACISE classes with Lesley Roberts starts at Alderton Village Hall on Tuesday 9th October, 6pm. First class is a free taster class then it will be £5 per 45 minute class.
No need to book, just turn up. Look at www.paracise.com to see what it’s all about – a gentle but effective workout to uplifting music – Gentle on the joints, low intensity, improves mobility, flexibility, posture, balance and co-ordination - and it’s all done standing up!
Suitable for all but especially those who are over 50, or anyone who wants to get started or return to exercise regardless of age.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07769 651060 for more information.
What makes a stress-free Xmas? Lots of lovely cards and gifts right here in Alderton Village Hall, with the proceeds going directly to charities of your choice. There is really no need to look further for your Xmas goodies! Coffee and cake and a super raffle make this an enjoyable way to spend Saturday morning. £1 entrance - children FREE
This year we are pleased to welcome two new charities: Acorns Children's Hospice and Farms for City Children, an organisation set up by War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo, to give deprived children a chance of a farm holiday. Do visit these stalls and give them your support, but there are also many old favourites waiting for you, including the RNLI, RSPB, Guide Dogs, LINC, the National Trust, Cobalt, Parkinson's and Riding for the Disabled. So whether you are looking for chutneys or calendars, stocking fillers or tea towels, Christmas cards or cakes, this is the place to come!
As in previous years, we are asking for your help with baking for the MacMillan stall. Last year, we raised £400 with cakes, pies and quiches - can we beat it this year? Drop your contributions off at Gantier, bottom of Church Road, during the day on Friday 9th November, or deliver to the Village Hall Friday evening between 6-7pm. Ring Sue Parry on 01242 620343 with details.
Alderton’s Summer Supper will be held on Saturday 25th August from 6 – 8pm in the Churchyard (Village Hall if wet) There will be a 2 course supper served, with a bar available. Tickets priced £7.50 for adults, £5for children, are available from Ivona McIlwraith 620688 and Helen West 620587. Please join us for a social summer evening of food, wine, chat and background music. All proceeds go to the Church building funds.
Join us for an evening of live music in the lovely grounds of Great Washbourne House. With a two course roast pork or veggie supper included in the price and a bar, tombola and duck racing, it's sure to be a supper summer's evening. Raffle tickets are available from the Gardeners Arms now.
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