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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...
Ramsbury-Pottery
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...
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...
Banksy-Ramsbury-Manor
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,...
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Singin’ the Blues: You'll never look at your old china the same way again The Willow Pattern - also known as Blue Willow or simply the Blue Pattern – deserves to be recognised as an English design classic. Over the last 250 years it has been painted and printed on countless millions of teacups, saucers, sugarbowls, pots, plates, dishes, you...

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