• Time still standing still

    TODAY it stands silent and increasingly derelict but Redlers clock at Dudbridge once kept time and leant inspiration to Stroud's workers. In the late 1970s and early 1980s former Redlers mill worker Dave Tigwell, who now lives in Cornwall, used to maintain

  • Have fun with art

    A FAMILY event hosted by Stroud's Museum in the Park promises to be a big draw at the weekend. The annual Big Draw is back in town on both Saturday and Sunday and local artists will be reminding young and old alike how much fun drawing can be. The creative

  • Enthusiasts show off beautiful instrument

    THE sound of autoharps filled Stroud's square outside the Subscription Rooms earlier this month when enthusiasts put on their first taster day. Members of UK Autoharps gave by-passers the chance to have a go in a free workshop while skilled players demonstrated

  • Shop owner will be prosecuted

    THE owner of a run-down former shop blighting Stroud High Street is to face prosecution after Stroud District Councillors voted to take action yesterday, Tuesday. Members of the council's development control committee voted to take action against the

  • Gealer strikes stunning treble

    Gerrard League Stroud Men's 1st XI 5 Swindon A 2 ANDY GEALER'S hat-trick helped Stroud to a comfortable victory. Gealer became the third Stroud player to grab a hat trick in just five matches for Stroud. A bright start saw Stroud on the offensive and

  • Youth close clubs

    A FRIDAY night youth club in Bussage has temporarily closed after workers were harangued by drunken youths. Frith Youth Centre has shut Friday Night Senior Youth Club declaring it will "not tolerate behaviour" of the kind experienced when around 30 youngsters

  • Tennis scholarship for Esther

    ESTHER CURTIS has been awarded with a tennis scholarship at the University of Gloucestershire. Esther, 19, has been awarded the scholarship, worth £500, to develop her tennis career. The tennis scholarship has been set up following a partnership between

  • More for lovers of cafe culture

    LOVERS of caf culture are becoming spoilt for choice in Stroud as the European-influenced Star Anise Caf opens as the town's newest arts venue. After it's official unveiling in September the owners of the Gloucester Street eatery wasted no time setting

  • History brought to life with fun tales

    VISITORS to Stroud will now be able to step back in time as the long-awaited history boards have been installed in key spots throughout the town centre. The colourful boards each show a map of the town centre and outline tales of yesteryear, from the

  • A marathon effort

    ENTRIES for the 23rd Stroud Half Marathon, sponsored by Griffiths Marshall Accountants, are almost at the race limit. No entries will be taken after Friday (October 15), so those still wishing to enter must send their details to Stroud and District Athletic

  • Young stars perform well

    THE 2004 British Triathlon South West Tri Star series finished on a high note for Tri Team Glos Young Triathletes, who scooped top places in all age groups - with one first, five second and three third positions. To be eligible for the series triathletes

  • Painswick hold firm

    Glos Premier Painswick 18 Longlevens 15 PAINSWICK continued their winning ways with a hard fought victory against Longlevens. Having to make five changes from the side that defeated Old Richians the previous week, it took Painswick a while to settle,

  • Plea for statue to be relocated

    A RETIRED teacher would like to see one of Stroud's historic heroes taken off his pedestal - and put on a better one. Brian Seaton has for years argued that the statue of 19th century reformer George Holloway be found a more suitable home as it is lost

  • Islanders sink lowly Rovers

    Nationwide Conference Canvey Island 2 Forest Green Rovers 1 HAVING belatedly kick-started their season with a win at Woking, Alan Lewer's side were brought crashing back to earth by a Canvey Island side that pulled off their first Conference home win

  • Seagar will be huge loss

    South West 2 West Truro RFC 29 Stroud RFC 15 STROUD are set to be rocked by the loss of key-performer Adam Seagar. The Stroud man has taken up a job offer in London and his departure will be a crushing blow for the Fromehall Park side. Meanwhile, on Saturday

  • Going nuts about seeds

    Conkers may have been courting controversy elsewhere in the country as school children are forced to wear safety goggles before engaging in the traditional autumn pastime but at Westonbirt Arboretum hundreds turned out to show they were just bonkers about

  • Town has flower power

    STROUD Town Council's offices were bursting with floral fanatics last Tuesday as competitors and friends turned up for the annual Stroud in Bloom awards. Gardeners and organisers were welcomed by mayor Kevin Cranston over a glass of wine and thanked for

  • Much more than Morris

    BUILDINGS and monuments in Selsley, Stroud, Minchinhampton, Chalford and Painswick all feature in a new UK-wide Arts and Crafts Movement trail just launched. An international Arts and Crafts Movement exhibition is to be held at the Victoria and Albert

  • Final curtain for festival

    STROUD may lose it annual Fringe Festival if a volunteer cannot be found to run it. Organisers Sue Torres and John Eeles said this week the final curtain may have fallen on one of the highlights of the Stroud Valleys. After nine years of running the Festival

  • Fright night is not right

    HALLOWEEN masks have come under fire from Stroud MP David Drew. Mr Drew told the SNJ he misses the innocence of traditional celebrations and said the latest rubber masks bought to celebrate the event were gruesome. "Hallowe'en used to be a nice little

  • Review - Lenny Henry

    RUMOUR had it he had lost his edge but for me, Lenny Henry is still one of the kings of comedy. He has come a long way since his appearance on the Black and White Minstrel's show, as he was quick to remind us himself, many times, during his show at Cheltenham's

  • Councils feud over fountain

    NAILSWORTH Town Council has washed its hands of the town's landmark fountain as the long-simmering ownership feud with Stroud District Council boiled over this week. The town council has accused the district council of pressuring it into withdrawing a

  • Hoarding of the hordings

    A WAR of words has erupted between the mayor of Nailsworth and a town developer. Cllr Lesley Williams-Allen accused Royle Properties Ltd of breaking a promise to return figures created by Nailsworth Primary school children to brighten up drab hordings

  • Towering by design

    NESTLED on the side of Selsley Common is a building that epitomises everything about a movement that took the Victorian design world by storm and sent echoes down the decades which still has an influence today. Sam Bond speaks to Liz Gardiner about arts

  • Threat to pond life

    A HAVEN for endangered newts in Stonehouse is being trashed despite the efforts of concerned residents to get it cleaned up. The conservation spot, a hideaway for the threatened Great Crested Newts, has become strewn with old lager cans, plastic bags