Longwood, the very pleasant home of Bristol Cricket Club, is one of a number of sporting institutions located in such a quiet part of BS8 that, when most of them … Read more

Corse & Staunton

We’re off for some Co(a)rse WEPL Premier 2 Cricket this afternoon as ninth-placed Corse & Staunton entertain Corsham, who start the day in fourth place in the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire division. It’s … Read more


We’re crossing the border today, but thankfully there are a limited number of checkpoints to negotiate as we slip out of Gloucestershire and into Oxfordshire almost unnoticed on what is … Read more


Nestling on the side of a hill overlooking the Five Valleys, Painswick’s narrow streets and traditional architecture make it one of the ‘go to’ places for tourists visiting this area … Read more

Gordon Ripley retirement

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Most of you will be aware that in July 2022 I spent some time inCheltenham Hospital after suffering a severe reaction to thecommencement of my Chemotherapy … Read more