Brian Smith, the Aldington Poet, is about to release a book of poetry. The pocket sized book contains twenty five poems reflecting life in the villages of Badsey and Aldington over the past sixty years. The book, 'From down Sands Lane to Cuckoo Bridge', was prompted by a remark to Brian's lack of published work in the recent Doug Deep film. Most of the poems have never been seen in public before, and offer a chance to see what may have lain hidden for years to come. Mr. Smith will be selling his poetry book on the  Badsey Society stand at Badsey Flower Show on Saturday 26th July. The book is just 5, with a proportion of each sale going to Badsey School and Badsey Church.


On Friday 12th September, in conjunction with the Festival of Churches, there will be a special event to mark the outbreak of World War I. The Badsey Society is holding an evening in the church when letters written by members of the Badsey brewing family, the Sladdens, will be read out by members of the Society, interspersed with music and slides.

The evening will give a unique insight into how wartime affected one Badsey family in 1914 and is the first year of a five year project. Follow one family's life throughout the duration of World War One. Entrance fee, which includes tea and biscuits, is 5 (Society members 2.50). The event starts at 7.30pm.

For more information contact Maureen Spinks



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(Photos: John Dallimore)

The walkers meet up at Willersey Village Pond.

Valerie Magan and Jane Neill, the leaders of this walk to Saintbury Church.

The forty strong group pass Willersey Church, their objective in the distance.

The walkers enter the Cotswold stone village of Saintbury 

One of 17th century wall paintings re-discovered in Saintbury Church.

Visit over. The group heads down hill back to Willersey in the evening sun.

Aldington Neighbourhood Watch
Asum Arts
Badsey Flower Show
Badsey Royal British Legion Club
Badsey Mothers Union
Badsey Society
Badsey WI

FLOWER SHOW: Don't forget to visit the Badsey Society Stand at this year's Badsey Flower Show on Saturday 26th July 2014

Badsey Film Club

Coming Soon: Friday 2nd August (8pm) 
Main Feature Film: Rush

Venue: Back Room, Wheatsheaf Inn, Badsey

Mid-Month Movie - Saturday 19th July - The Big Country 
For further details contact Clive Richards Tel No. 833825


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