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On Saturday, August 4, the Weaving Shed at Gigg Mill, Nailsworth (GL6 0JF) will be open from 10am to noon. Visitors can try their hands at weaving a pattern as well as seeing demonstrations of the flying shuttle and a power loom. Allow 45 minutes for the visit. There is a small charge.

On Sunday, July 5 the Mill Centre at Dunkirk Mill will be open 2pm to 4pm with demonstrations of Victorian textile machinery, some driven by a large water wheel. See how the finish on a fine Stroud scarlet cloth was produced. Parking for the disabled at the mill otherwise please walk along the cycle track from Nailsworth (GL5 5HH). There is a small charge, allow 30 minutes for the visit.

Nailsworth Society's next ramble is tomorrow, Thursday, July 26. Starting at The Woolpack in Slad, this five mile walk takes in hills and valleys, through woodland and passing Snows Farm nature reserve. Good views of the Slad and Painswick valleys. Some steep gradients and wet/muddy patches, so stout footwear advised. We will meet outside Nailsworth library at 9.30am for drive to Slad, and lunch will be available at The Woolpack after the walk. More details from Angela Middleditch 01453 832911.

Tinkers knitting group will meet at Mother Goose on Thursday, July 26 from 10am until noon. All welcome, call 01453 298725.

The mobile police station pays us a visit again on Thursday, July 26, thanks to a bit of publicity, it is becoming popular. Police station car park from 1.30pm to approximately 2.15pm.

On Saturday, July 28, Phoenix Table Tennis Cub is holding a race night at the Sub Rooms, Nailsworth see for info Not to be missed Ð live coverage of our very own Peter Reed's rowing race for Olympic gold 9am noon on Saturday, August 4.

On Monday, August 6, Nailsworth Society's Arts Crafts and Music Group is meeting in the Mortimer room from 7.30pm Dave Walton will give a talk called 'art and chairs, from Morris to Voysey'. A wine tasting has been booked for the evening.

SDC tenant and benefits services and Job Centre Plus will be at the Arkell Community Centre from 9am to noon on Tuesday, August 7. Call 01453 835540 for information.

Forest Green senior citizens club meets every Thursday at the Arkell Centre at 2pm. Contact David Boulton on 01453 833411.

The Stroud and District Macular Society meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Please call Sandra Best on 01453 833614 for details.

Bingo fun at the Arkell Centre in Forest Green, Nailsworth, 6.30pm for 7pm every Friday. Please call Sally Thorpe 07776174855 for details.

New to the area? The Nailsworth Society has regular weekly meetings on a Monday. The arts, crafts and music group meets on the first Monday in the month, the local history group meets on the second Monday, the gardening group meets on the third Monday and local studies is on the fourth Monday. In addition, there is also a theatregoers group and a rambling group. Please support this valuable and varied group, call Guy Williams for more information on 01453 834049.

Larry Dyer's vintage and collectables fayre at the Nailsworth Town Hall is held regularly on the first Friday of each month. Entry is free and profits will be donated in goods to the Cotswold Care Hospice shop. Contact Larry Dyer on 07800951964.

Walking for Health led walks take place in Nailsworth at 2pm each Tuesday, departing from the library. Anyone is welcome. Duration is for approx one hour and covers the myriad of footpaths (and a few roads) in and around the town. For infor, call 01453 832907 or visit The regular 2pm Monday Pacerpole Walk has changed to 7pm for the summer.