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Nature Notes February March 1st marks the meteorological beginning of spring and certainly the latter days of February have had a spring-like feel to them. High pressure has brought us some chilly nights but beautiful blue skies laced with fluffy white clouds and warm sunshine during...

Nature Notes - January 2020 is now behind us and many will say good riddance to that. But things always seem to get worse before they get better and we are in that situation now with much of our life still in some form of lockdown. However,...

The Kingfisher Trail 21 wonderful kingfisher sculptures which have been decorated by some of our most talented local artists will be  displayed in various venues along The Kingfisher Trail,  in and around the Cotswolds National Landscape. Residents and visitors are invited to follow the trail in the...

Nature Notes - December I’ve previously said that Winchcombe is not a hotbed for natural history but this view might be wrong in just one respect. Many Winchcombites (or Winchcombers or whatever we call ourselves) will have seen a white squirrel around the town and its...

Nature Notes As autumn moves inexorably into winter, Nature Notes for November takes on a 'chilly' note.  Our wildlife will be making its own preparations to survive the worst of the weather that the season will throw at it. It’s amazing to see some of our summer...

Winchcombe Nature Notes An occasional column Since my last diatribe the natural world locally seems to have been rather quiet. This is no real surprise as the nature of summer begins to wind-down for the colder months of winter ahead. We can, however, look forward to some...

Winchcombe Nature Notes - September An occasional column The natural world, like us, has had to cope with some extremes of weather during August; from a mini heat wave with temperatures in the thirties to dull, overcast, rain filled days with temperatures struggling to reach the mid-teens. ...

Coup 53 Winchcombe Film Society has achieved a notable first by showing a world premiere of the major documentary, Coup 53, revealing the role of MI6 and the CIA in deposing the democratic government of Iran. Coup 53, a film nine years in the making, was previewed...

GWSR is Back GWSR ran its first post-lockdown public train service on 15 August,  five months to the day since services were brought to an abrupt halt after the last train of the 2020 season, on 15 March. It was a triumphant occasion for the railway’s volunteers,...

Winchcombe Nature Notes - August An occasional column As lockdown measures continue to ease, so the weather continues to be decidedly poor for summer. July has been disappointing with only the occasional brighter day to raise the spirits. It does seem as though we had our summer...

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