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St. George's Chapel Choir sing Carol of The Bells at Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir sing Carol of The Bells at Windsor Castle. The Choir of St Georges Chapel, world famous through its royal patronage, is one of the country's foremost choirs, performing daily services throughout the year at its Windsor Castle home....
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British potter Peter Holdsworth 1919 - 1967 Ramsbury Pottery The Ramsbury Pottery was founded in 1945 by Peter Holdsworth who ran it until his death in 1967, his widow Kathy continuing the business for a further 10 years afterwards. Peter’s pottery was in the “English Studio” tradition championed by Bernard Leach. He studied ceramics and pottery at the Camberwell School of Arts...
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Internationally renowned artist to move in next door by our April Arts Correspondent, Kanye Beleavit The Raven can exclusively reveal that plans for a major art foundation at Ramsbury Manor have been a front for a Banksy installation which will see derelict police vans in the Lake and giant pink flamingos on the lawn.  Operating with his usual caution and mystery,...
We could never resist a play with our name on it... Last December we reviewed The Raven Calls: Voices Through Time – an historical pageant by the Ravensbury Players exploring the history of our community and the Holy Cross’s place at the heart of it. It was a great success and for anyone who missed it (or was too busy taking...
The Raven’s Call: Voices Through Time
The Raven’s Call: Voices Through Time  The Raven exclusively previews The Raven’s Call: Voices Through Time  (how could we resist a show with a name like that?)  The ancient village of Ramsbury dates from at least Saxon times, and probably much earlier. In that time it has seen more than its fair share of royalty and regicides, bishops and beer, saints...
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War is Hell The standard current interpretation of the First World War is one of the gallant common people betrayed by an ineffective and outdated ruling class - "lions led by donkeys".  At a distance of 100 years it can be hard to know to what extent this version of events has been informed by political expediency and popular culture...
Wonderful Things My mummy is lying in a cold and dusty chamber. Not my mother but my dried out, dead body all wrapped in bandages. I've been here for over 3,000 years and I am very lonely and bored. When they first put me in here it was very exciting. I heard people crying, the priests praying to Anubis, and musicians...
River Kennet Rescue https://youtu.be/_Nquw7xZJDo It was a sunny Thursday afternoon and my mum, my sister and I were walking from the Duck's Bridge (Kennet Bridge) on the Froxfield Road to the Mill Lane fords. When we arrived we walked around the river bank and threw pebbles into the river. (Due to the rain, the water level had risen several inches.) My...
Ramsbury Carols - Shepherds, Silver Bells and.. Civil Wars? One of the special treats of the year in Ramsbury is the annual "Carols Round the Tree", sung in The Square on the last Monday before Christmas.  A more informal event than Holy Cross' "Carols by Candlelight" (held the day before), it consists of Ramsbury Silver Band accompanying as many or...
Prince Charles Arriving in Ramsbury Video Footage of Prince Charles' arrival in Ramsbury by car, meeting the children of Ramsbury Primary School as well as chatting to some villagers. Enjoy 'Hark The Herald Angles Sing' performed by Ramsbury Primary School Orchestra.   https://youtu.be/TRTw3gfjE6Q

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