A journey through Hillsborough and to the Sheldon tapestries
Author: Ann C Holland
In 1994 I was Deputy Head in Lytchett Minster School. Each local authority hand-picked two candidates to take part in a Headship five day course. A few weeks later I went to Oxford for the course. It was very pleasing as the Professor (whose name I have forgotten) said I would be a good headteacher! […]
In the latest Cotswold diary Ann Holland explores Cherington, the village and the church and its history.
In this latest Cotswold diary Ann Holland loks at life in and around Stratford Upon Avon from different angles.
I used to teach Alice Powell, who recently finished second in the 2021 Formula W championship. The Oxford born speedster, who grew up in Sarsden near Chipping Norton. Alice Powell was introduced to motorsport by Jim Fraser, her grandfather who was a racing fan. At 6 years old Alice learned to drive in karts and […]
In the sixties after our 11 plus exam, our form teacher Mr Coleman told us about the threat from China. He told good stories and said our lives would be changed. A few years later we were sent from our Convent School to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. We were about 16 and watched a film […]
Watching the vulnerable living in squalor, has been mainly on Channel 4, ITV and in the i. Most might switch off at the horror on the screens. Daniel Hewitt led an ITV documentary ‘Surviving Squalor: Britain’s Housing Shame‘, about a young mother who lives in a house with flooding water pipes yet is unable to […]
Ann Holland learns about distilling gin and whiskey in the Cotswolds, the importance of a community and the impacts of covid and Brexit
Anne Holland reports on her time at the Labour party conference and the highs of seeing people again and the mass of motions and meetings.
Ann Holland takes another day trip, this time to Chester (or Deva Victrix to the Romans)
Ann Holland looks at how Brailes villages come back to life after 18 months of pandemic. Camaradarie soon returns.
We learn from Tokyo art and sport are powerful unifiers, shining light on what we share and helping generate common understanding.
The Art of Paul Michael Glaser will be exhibited in the Cotswolds in September. Just ten miles away from Stratford, Mr Glaser will bring a little piece of Hollywood to Shipston-on-Stour. His first UK exhibition includes an introductory presentation by Zoom, by invitation only. Running from the 24th to the 26th of September, the public […]
A Stour valley village hall comes back to life as the heart of the community as Covid-19 restrictions ease.
Ann Hollands takes us on a brief tour of Assumption day around the world and at home with her own personal experience
Central region MP Nadhim Zahawi was also on the receiving end of lobbying texts from David Cameron
Are we back to the nineties? Is cash for access is the latest Tory party scandaIs and is Ben Elliot one of its key enablers.
Concerns over Formula 1 sponsor The recent British Grand Prix saw concerns raised by campaigners in Towcester. DHL, a British GP sponsor, has applied to build a massive warehouse near the historic town which could change its character, they claim. The group, No DHL at Towcester said the proposed one million square foot centre is […]
The civil society report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) is dear to my heart. Curated by the Runnymede Trust, it was submitted by a coalition of over 100 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and is a report to the United Nations (UN) on race and racism in England. The […]
Last Sunday was Sea Sunday, when the hymn, ‘Eternal Father strong to save’ is sung by seafarers around the world. It is perhaps better known by its other name – ‘For those in peril on the sea’. My Aunt Teresa had been chief cashier at the Shell (now Essar) Refinery in Stanlow. When she retired, […]
£100 million pound investment secures future of Vauxhall Ellesmere Port to make electric vehicles.