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Celebrating 175 new trees near Querns Wood!

Celebrating 175 new trees near Querns Wood!

175 native trees have been planted close to Querns Wood and Cirencester Hospital by the wonderful employees of Moore Allen & Innocent. The trees include oak, field maple, hornbeam and hazel.

Discover Cirencester’s secret snowdrop glade

Discover Cirencester’s secret snowdrop glade

The sight of a sea of snowdrops bobbing gently in the woods is a sure sign than spring is on its way. Did you know that Cirencester’s Amphitheatre has its own spectacular carpet of snowdrops, tucked away in a secret spot?

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2020 – Spring 2021

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2020 – Spring 2021

Winter 2020 - Spring 2021 You may be familiar with an organisation known as the Green Gym (although we now learn that they no longer use this name). They are involved in maintaining/improving/developing all of the grounds around Cirencester Hospital, which are more...

AQIVA Newsletter: Autumn 2020

AQIVA Newsletter: Autumn 2020

Autumn 2020 In the more than 6 years since our first newsletter (March 2014), we have issued either 3 or 4 every year, but as far as 2020 is concerned, this is it! Obviously pretty much all our planned events and activities have been cancelled or postponed, but some...

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AQIVA Newsletter: Summer – Autumn 2018

AQIVA Newsletter: Summer – Autumn 2018

Summer – Autumn 2018 Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre from above The amphitheatre hogs the headlines this time round, for two reasons, the first being the welcome return on 23rd September of the Ermine Street Guard and their wonderful Roman army re-enactment. More of...

AQIVA Newsletter: Spring – Summer 2018

AQIVA Newsletter: Spring – Summer 2018

Spring – Summer 2018 Our last newsletter started with the focus very much on rain, snow and mud. It doesn’t seem that long ago but, currently, the brown grass and dust do remind us of the vagaries of the British climate. By the way, our thanks to the Chesterton...

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2017-18

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2017-18

Mud, mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood So follow me, follow, down to the hollow And there let me wallow in glorious mud You may recognise that as the chorus of the hippopotamus song by Flanders and Swann. Some of us prefer to think of it as...

AQIVA Newsletter: Autum 2017

AQIVA Newsletter: Autum 2017

Autumn 2017 Up until now, we have issued newsletters roughly every quarter since we started, but, for a variety of reasons, we will have only managed three this year (but hopefully back to normal in 2018). This does mean that much of the content of this newsletter...

AQIVA Newsletter: Spring – Summer 2017

AQIVA Newsletter: Spring – Summer 2017

Spring – Summer 2017 The reason that it seems a long time since our last newsletter is that it has been. We trust that meanwhile you have been able to keep yourselves entertained in other ways and that the wait has been worthwhile. That said, we start on a sour note:...

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2016 – 17

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2016 – 17

Winter 2016 – 17 There has been a serious omission from our past several newsletters, which is not to have expressed our appreciation to Chesterton Primary School for allowing us the use of their facilities for our monthly committee meetings. Apologies and our sincere...

AQIVA Newsletter: Summer – Autumn 2016

As the end of another year approaches, it is a sobering thought that it is nearly 17 years since all of the millennium celebrations, with the accompanying fears of the millennium bug crashing all of our computers and aeroplanes falling out of the sky. From this...

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2015/16

The Obelisk New signposts have been made, courtesy of English Heritage, which will be located in the car park by the scout hut. These will give clearer guidance regarding access to the amphitheatre itself. Awaiting installation, but should be very soon. The infill on...

AQIVA Newsletter: Autumn 2015

Try not to be too disappointed, but we have no useless facts to amaze you with in this edition. However, regular visitors to the area will have noticed that quite a lot of work has gone on in terms of clearance and other changes across the whole complex, of which more...

AQIVA Newsletter: Summer 2015

Useless fact no. 729. Not actually anything to do with the AQIVA complex, but, what the hell, let’s live dangerously. Close to Hyde Park Corner in London stands Apsley House. It was built between 1771 and 1778 for Lord Apsley, who was Lord Chancellor at the time, and...

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