Stroud and District Football League
The Stroud and District Football League is a football competition based in England. This league was established in 1902; the league is affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA. It has a total of seven divisions with the highest, Division One, sitting at level 14 of the English football league system, it is a feeder to the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League. Reigning champions Barnwood United AFC have been promoted to the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League for the 2018–19 season; the Stroud and District League was founded in 1902 and serves the central part of Gloucestershire from Gloucester in the north to Thornbury and Chipping Sodbury in the south. The League's geographical area is within a 20 mile road radius of central Stroud, GL5 1AB; the first winners of the league were Brimscombe. Among the clubs that have left the S&DFL and now compete at a higher level are: Brimscombe Frampton United F. C Forest Green Rovers Kingswood A. F. C Longlevens Hardwicke Shortwood United Slimbridge Stonehouse Town Thornbury Town Tuffley Rovers Charfield | Dursley Town | Frampton United Reserves | Hardwicke Reserves | Kings Stanley | Kingswood Reserves | Longlevens 3rds | Old Richians | Randwick | Rodborough Old Boys | Stonehouse Town Reserves | Tetbury Town | Tredworth Tigers Cam Bulldogs Reserves | Chalford Reserves | Didmarton | Eastcombe | Minchinhampton | Quedgeley Wanderers Reserves | Ramblers | Sharpness Reserves | Stroud United | Taverners Reserves | Tibberton United | Trident | Wotton Rovers Barnwood United Reserves | Horsley United | Kingsway Rovers | Longford | Quedgeley Wanderers 3rds | Tetbury Town Reserves | Thornbury Town Reserves | Tredworth Tigers Reserves | Tuffley Rovers 3rds | Uley | Upton St Leonards Reserves | Whitminster | Wickwar Wanderers Alkerton Rangers | Avonvale United | Charfield Reserves | Cotswold Rangers | Frampton United 3rds | Hardwicke 3rds | Hempsted | McCadam | Old Richians Reserves | Saintbridge | Stonehouse Town 3rds | Stroud Harriers Reserves | Tuffley Rovers 4ths Abbeymead Rovers Reserves | Berkeley Town Reserves | Bridgeway | Chalford 3rds | Dursley Town Reserves | Kings Stanley Reserves | Kingsway Rovers Reserves | Longlevens 4ths | North Nibley | Painswick | Randwick Reserves | Rodborough Old Boys Reserves | Wotton Rovers Reserves Abbeymead Rovers 3rds | Brockworth Albion 3rds | Cam Bulldogs 3rds | Cashes Green | Cotswold Rangers Reserves | Eastcombe Reserves | Gloster Rovers | Leonard Stanley Reserves | Longford Reserves | Minchinhampton Reserves | Sharpness 3rds | Tuffley Rovers 5ths | Uley Reserves Cam Everside Wanderers | Cashes Green Reserves | Chalford 4ths | Horsley United Reserves | Ramblers Reserves | Randwick 3rds | Rodborough Old Boys 3rds | Stonehouse Town 4ths | Stroud United Reserves | Tetbury Town 3rds | Uley 3rds | Woodchester 1902–03: Brimscombe Source Official website League Tables – TheFA.com
Cambridge is a hamlet in the district of Stroud, in the county of Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the A38 road between Gloucester, it is about 3 miles about 11 miles from Gloucester. The hamlet lies in the civil parish of Slimbridge and takes its name from the River Cam which flows through it, it has the George Inn. A second, the White Lion and became a private residence. There are regular buses to Bristol, Gloucester and Thornbury. In nearby Slimbridge is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, founded by Peter Scott. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cambridge like this: CAMBRIDGE, a hamlet in Shinbridge parish, Gloucester, it has a post office under Stonehouse. It was known to the Saxons as Cwatbriege. Bishop Ussher identified this Cambridge as the "Cair Grauth" listed among the 28 cities of Britain by the History of the Britons, although this is more identified with the Cambridge on the River Granta. Media related to Cambridge, Gloucestershire at Wikimedia Commons
Dursley is a market town and civil parish in southern Gloucestershire, situated equidistantly between the cities of Bristol and Gloucester. It is under the northeast flank of Stinchcombe Hill, about 3 3⁄4 miles southeast of the River Severn; the town is adjacent to Cam which, though a village, is a larger community in its own right. An electoral ward in the same name exists; the population and area of this ward are identical to that of the parish. Dursley once had a castle, built by Roger de Berkeley in 1153. Dursley gained borough status in 1471 and lost it in 1886. From until 1974 it was the administrative centre of Dursley Rural District. In 1974 the RDC became part of Stroud District; the Parish Church of St. James the Great dates from the 13th century; the modern building is of 14th and 15th century construction and carries the Tudor coat of arms on the outside of the building below the guttering, indicating that some of its construction was funded by the Tudor royals. The original church spire collapsed in January 1699 during a bell-ringing session, causing casualties.
The current bell tower, in an imposing Gothic survival style was built by Thomas Sumsion of Colerne in the years 1708–09. The pillared market house, complete with statue of Queen Anne and bell turret, dates from 1738, when the town's markets attracted farmers and traders from miles around, it is now maintained by the Dursley Town Trust who look after Jacob's House and the Heritage Centre. In 1856 a short branch line railway opened, called the "Dursley Donkey" by locals, linking Dursley and Cam to the Bristol–Gloucester main line at Coaley Junction; the branch line was closed in 1968 and Coaley Junction station was closed at about this time. However, in 1994 a new station called Cam and Dursley was opened on the main line, 330 yards north of the site of Coaley Junction. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Dursley was a large-scale manufacturing town, engines built here by the Lister engine company were used around the world; that company's successor, Lister Petter, was based in the town until 2014, though much of the original 92-acre factory site was acquired in 2000 by the South West Regional Development Agency and in 2011 by Stroud District Council.
It is now being developed as a large housing development with some industrial units. The Towers, a large gothic-style house part of the Lister Petter estate, still overlooks the town and has been converted into flats and a residential care home. Other large factories based in the town included. Ancient historical sites in the vicinity give evidence of earlier occupation. Uley Bury, in nearby Uley, is an Iron Age hill fort dating from around 300BC, the area has neolithic long barrows. Notable Roman remains exist at Frocester, West Hill near Uley and Calcot Manor; the town sits on the edge of the Cotswolds escarpment where it drops off towards the Severn Vale and the River Severn. It is adjacent with Cam; the two communities share many facilities. Dursley's main watercourse is the River Ewelme; the town is surrounded by beautiful woodland and countryside and the Cotswold Way long distance trail passes through Dursley town centre. In March 2010 Sainsbury's opened a newly built 20,000 sq ft supermarket within walking distance of the town centre.
Other recent arrivals include Iceland. The Co-op has operated a smaller store in Rosebery Road since 2002. Although some people dismiss Dursley as the "supermarket and charity shop" district of Gloucestershire, the town centre hosts a wide range of other shops including a traditional ironmonger's, a haberdashery, an old fashioned sweet shop, a florist, a butcher, a baker and a greengrocer. A quality camera shop is proving a great success in the town, a vintage clothing shop opened in June 2014. There are a number of cafes. A range of markets are held at the Market Place in the centre of the town. There is an active Transition group in Cam and Dursley which looks after Dursley's Secret Garden, among other projects. Continuing urban sprawl now joins the nearby village of Cam. Dursley has a number of licensed premises and the Old Spot pub is voted Gloucestershire'Pub of the Year'; the pub was named as 2007 CAMRA National Pub of the year. Around 1496, the famous Christian writer and martyr, William Tyndale was born near here at Slimbridge.
Mikael Pedersen invented the Pedersen bicycle in Dursley in the 19th century. The nearest railway station is at Cam and Dursley on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway, with trains run by First Great Western, it is claimed that William Shakespeare may have spent part or all of the eight years between 1582 and 1590, a period of his life of which little is known, in Dursley working as a school teacher. The writer Evelyn Waugh lived in nearby Stinchcombe between 1937 and 1956; the writer Peter Currell Brown wrote the cult classic 1965 surrealist novel Smallcreep's Day while working in Dursley. Author JK Rowling, born in nearby Yate, named the Dursley family in the Harry Potter books after the town. In Richard II there is ref
Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. It is the main town in Stroud District. Situated below the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills at the meeting point of the Five Valleys, the town is noted for its steep streets, independent spirit and cafe culture; the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounds the town, the Cotswold Way path passes by it to the west. It lies 10 miles south of the city of Gloucester, 14 miles south-southwest of Cheltenham, 13 miles west-northwest of Cirencester and 26 miles northeast of the city of Bristol. London is 91 miles east-southeast of Stroud and the Welsh border at Whitebrook, lies 19 miles to the west as the crow flies. Although not part of the town's parish, the civil parishes of Rodborough and Cainscross are contiguous with Stroud and are considered as suburbs. Stroud acts as a centre for surrounding villages and small market towns including Amberley, Bussage, Dursley, Eastington, King's Stanley, Leonard Stanley, Nailsworth, Painswick, Selsley, Slad, Stonehouse and Woodchester.
Stroud is known for its involvement in the Industrial Revolution. It was a cloth town: woollen mills were powered by the small rivers which flow through the five valleys, supplied from Cotswold sheep which grazed on the hills above. Noteworthy was the production of military uniforms in the colour Stroudwater Scarlet; the area became home to a sizable Huguenot community in the 17th century, fleeing persecution in Catholic France, followed by a significant Jewish presence in the 19th century, linked to the tailoring and cloth industries. Stroud was an industrial and trading location in the 19th century, so needed transport links, it first had a canal network in the form of the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal, both of which survived until the early 20th century. Restoration of these canals as a leisure facility by a partnership of Stroud District Council and the Cotswold Canals Trust is well under way with a multimillion-pound Lottery grant. Stroud railway station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Though there is much evidence of early historic settlement and transport, Stroud parish was part of Bisley, only began to emerge as a distinct unit in the 13th century, taking its name from the marshy ground at the confluence of the Slad Brook and the River Frome called "La Strode", was first recorded in 1221. The church was built by 1279, it was assigned parochial rights by the rectors of Bisley in 1304 cited as the date of Stroud's foundation. Historic buildings and places of interest in the area include the neolithic long barrows at Uley, Selsley Common and Nympsfield to the west. Woodchester Mansion is a masterpiece of the Gothic Revival by local architect Benjamin Bucknall. From 1837 to 1841, Stroud's MP was Lord John Russell of the Whig party, who became Prime Minister. Russell was an important politician: he was responsible for passing Acts of Parliament such as the Public Health Act 1848, but he is remembered as one of the chief architects of the Reform Act 1867; this Act known as the Second Reform Act, gave the vote to every urban male householder, not just those of considerable means.
This increased the electorate by 1.5 million voters. Lord John Russell is remembered in the town in the names of two streets, John Street and Russell Street, as well as the Lord John public house. At the 2001 UK census, Stroud civil parish had a total population of 12,690. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. Ethnically, the population is predominantly white. 20.6% of the population were under the age of 16 and 8.3% were aged 75 and over. 92.6% of residents described their health as "fair" or better, similar to the average of 92.8% for the wider district. The average household size was 2.4. Of those aged 16–74, 24.5% had no academic qualifications, lower than the national average of 28.9%. Of those aged 16–74, 2.6% were unemployed and 28.4% were economically inactive. At the 2011 census, 107,026 people were described as white British, plus 591 being from the Irish Republic. 2,752 were white other, 364 Caribbean, 129 African, 429 Asian and 300 other Asian, all from mixed multiple ethnic groups.
Of these, India and Bangladesh accounted for 258 people. Chinese and Arab people accounted for 226 people; the are two definitions for the town of Stroud. The narrowest definition is the parish, which had a population of 13,259 in 2011 and only includes the town centre and inner suburban areas; the urban subdivision had a population of 32,670 and includes many suburbs considered part of the town. The urban area, which includes Stonehouse that has a separate identity, other surrounding villages had a population of 60,155. Despite its extensive urban area, Stroud is surrounded by the greenbelt of the Cotswolds to the north and east. Stroud has a significant artistic community. Jasper Conran called Stroud "the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds"; the town has the largest and most diverse number of creative artists and authors outside London. The town was one of the birthplaces of the organic food movement and was home to Britain's
Emergency medical services in the United Kingdom
Emergency medical services in the United Kingdom provide emergency care to people with acute illness or injury and are predominantly provided free at the point of use by the four National Health Services of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Emergency care including ambulance and emergency department treatment is free to everyone, regardless of immigration or visitor status; the NHS commissions most emergency medical services through the 14 NHS organisations with ambulance responsibility across the UK. As with other emergency services, the public access emergency medical services through one of the valid emergency telephone numbers. In addition to ambulance services provided by NHS organisations, there are some private and volunteer emergency medical services arrangements in place in the UK, the use of private or volunteer ambulances at public events or large private sites, as part of community provision of services such as community first responders. Air ambulance services in the UK are not part of the NHS and are funded through charitable donations.
Paramedics are seconded from a local NHS ambulance service, with the exception of Great North Air Ambulance Service who employ their own paramedics. Doctors are provided by their home hospital and spend no more than 40% of their time with an air ambulance service. Public ambulance services across the UK are required by law to respond to four types of requests for care, which are: Emergency calls Doctor's urgent admission requests High dependency and urgent inter-hospital transfers Major incidentsAmbulance trusts and services may undertake non-urgent patient transport services on a commercial arrangement with their local hospital trusts or health boards, or in some cases on directly funded government contracts, although these contracts are fulfilled by private and voluntary providers; the National Health Service Act 1946 gave county and borough councils a statutory responsibility to provide an emergency ambulance service, although they could contract a voluntary ambulance service to provide this, with many contracting the British Red Cross, St John Ambulance or another local provider.
The last St John Division, to be so contracted is reputed to have been at Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, where the two-bay ambulance garage can still be seen at the branch headquarters. The Regional Ambulance Officers’ Committee reported in 1979 that “There was considerable local variation in the quality of the service provided in relation to vehicles and equipment. Most Services were administered by Local Authorities through their Medical Officer of Health and his Ambulance Officer, a few were under the aegis of the Fire Service, whilst others relied upon agency methods for the provision of part or all of their services.” The 142 existing ambulance services were transferred by the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 from local authority to central government control in 1974, consolidated into 53 services under regional or area health authorities. This led to the formation of predominantly county based ambulance services, which merged up and changed responsibilities until 2006, when there were 31 NHS ambulance trusts in England.
The June 2005 report "Taking healthcare to the Patient", authored by Peter Bradley, Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, for the Department of Health led to the merging of the 31 trusts into 13 organisations in England, plus one organisation each in Wales and Northern Ireland. Following further changes as part of the NHS foundation trust pathway, this has further reduced to 10 ambulance service trusts in England, plus the Isle of Wight which has its own provision. Following the passage of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, commissioning of the ambulance services in each area passed from central government control into the hands of regional clinical commissioning groups; the commissioners in each region are responsible for contracting with a suitable organisation to provide ambulance services within their geographical territory. The primary provider for each area is held by a public NHS body, of which there are 11 in England, 1 each in the other three countries. In England there are now ten NHS ambulance trusts, as well as an ambulance service on the Isle of Wight, run directly by Isle of Wight NHS Trust, with boundaries following those of the former regional government offices.
The ten trusts are: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust London Ambulance Service NHS Trust North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS TrustThe English ambulance trusts are represented by the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, with the Scottish and Northern Irish providers all associate members. On the 14 November 2018 West Midlands Ambulance Service became the UK's first university-ambulance trust; the service was operated before reorganisation in 1974 by the St Andrews’ Ambulance Association under contract to the Secretary of State for Scotland. The Scottish Ambulance Service is a Special Health Board that provides ambulance services throughout whole of Scotland, on behalf of the Health and Social Care Directorates of the Scottish Government.
Due to the remote nature of many areas of Scotland compared to the other Home Nations, the Scottish Ambulance Service has Britain's only publi
Uley is a village and civil parish in the county of Gloucestershire, England. The village is situated in a wooded valley in the Cotswold escarpment, on the B4066 road between Dursley and Stroud; the placename signifies'clearing in a yew wood'. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Shadwell and Bencombe, all to the south of the village of Uley, the hamlet of Crawley to the north; the population of the civil parish is around 1,100, but was much greater during the early years of the industrial revolution, when the village was renowned for producing blue cloth. The Romans built a temple at West Hill, near Uley, on the site of an earlier prehistoric shrine. Following the laying of a water main pipe there in 1976, many discoveries were made including numerous Roman writing tablets or lead curse tablets from the temple area; these writing tablets appear to relate to theft, here the mention of animals and farm implements is a regular theme. There is an online project to catalogue all those found at West Hill.
Other remains from this temple, including a fine stone head of Mercury, can now be seen in the British Museum. There were significant Roman villas nearby at Frocester and Woodchester, there is a little-known Roman villa beneath Cam Peak on the road into Dursley. St Giles's Church near the village green was designed by the 19th-century architect Samuel Sanders Teulon, his building replaced an earlier church dating back to Norman times, which had in its turn replaced a Saxon church. The nearby church of the Holy Cross at Owlpen has Saxon origins: the church there was rebuilt in 1828 by Samuel Manning and enlarged and decorated in 1876 by James Piers St Aubyn. There were non-conformist chapels at South St and Whitecourt until the early 1970s; the village was once famous for its large number of pubs reduced to a single hostelry. Until the 1970s there was a butcher's shop and a petrol station, these were subsequently replaced by antique shops and occasional restaurants, now only a small village shop remains.
The area surrounding Whitecourt appears to have some considerable historical significance, with long associations to the Osborne family and a possible Roman road transecting from Kingscote to the East via Bencombe, crossing the Ewelme brook close to the previous mill buildings opposite Stouts hill and transiting what is now Lampern View before exiting W towards Cam/Coaley. The increased mechanisation of agriculture in the area led to a gradual decline during the inter-war periods and this led to the construction of three local authority housing estates - South Street, Lampern View and Raglan Way. However, increased mobility following the construction of the M4 and the Severn Bridge in the mid-1960s, together with an influx of skilled/managerial/professional workers following the establishment of such facilities as the Berkeley power station, led to a steady gentrification of the village, witnessed by the construction of substantial detached homes, for example at Court Gardens, South Street and Green Close.
Uley Brewery was established in the 1980s, in a Grade II listed building, part of the 1833 Price Brewery which closed at the end of the 19th century. The brewery was purchased and refitted by current owner Chas Wright, complete with custom-made brewing vessels; the brewery is situated above a natural spring, uses Maris Otter barley malt and Goldings hops, a traditional method of top fermentation. Its range of ales includes Old Spot Prize Ale, a 5% abv old ale, Uley Bitter, a 4% abv cask bitter; the following amenities and attractions are available in and around the village: North of the village is a Neolithic burial mound known as Hetty Pegler's Tump or Uley Long Barrow. Uley's only remaining pub, the Old Crown, is situated opposite the church; the Prema Arts Centre, founded in the 1970s, is located in a former Baptist Chapel in the village and offers educational courses in the arts and crafts, musical evenings, cultural events and evening classes in many subjects. Uley CofE VC primary school has around 100 pupils.
Uley Primary School can be found in Woodstock Terrace. The school was rated'good' by Ofsted and'outstanding' by SIAS, both in 2012. A Reading Room has not been replaced. An ancient Iron Age hill fort called; the Cotswold Way, a popular trail path, runs close by. Downham Hill lies just to the west: it is known locally as'Smallpox Hill' because of the smallpox isolation facility that stood on the top of the hill many years ago, it is believed to have been one of the earliest isolation hospitals in England. Masonry from the buildings remains visible at the site. Near the summit of the hill lie the remains of an ancient tower-like cottage built in the reign of king Edward III, around the time of the Black Death, in 1346. To the east is Owlpen Manor, a Tudor manor house connected with the arts and crafts movement built from the mid-fifteenth to early seventeenth centuries, but dating back to Saxon times, it was repaired by Norman Jewson in 1925–6, after one hundred years of neglect. Today it is a home of the Mander family.
Stouts Hill, a neo-Gothic country house just outside the village, was the birthplace of the Gloucestershire historian, Samuel Rudder, of the distinguished Persian scholar Edward Granville Browne. Built for
Cam and Dursley railway station
Cam and Dursley railway station is a railway station serving the towns of Cam and Dursley in Gloucestershire, England. It is located on the main Bristol-Birmingham line, between Yate and Gloucester, at a site close to where Coaley Junction railway station was situated from 1856 to 1965. Following a campaign for the reopening of Coaley Junction, the new station called Cam and Dursley opened on 14 May 1994, about 420 yards north of the original site, although full opening did not occur until 30 May 1994; the new station is unstaffed, consists of two platforms, linked by a footbridge, a car park covered by CCTV and a bus stop with shelter. Passenger facilities consist of shelters with seats on both platforms and a ticket machine, with passenger help points installed in late 2010. Passenger services are provided by Great Western Railway on a hourly basis on the Bristol to Gloucester route, it is the nearest station to the town of Wotton-under-Edge, seven miles away. Bus services run to the station.
The 210/211 service provides a link between Dursley and the station, runs to a timetable that links in with trains to both Gloucester and Bristol. Service 87 runs from Dursley to Wotton-under-Edge and Thornbury every two hours during the day, service 281 provides an infrequent service to Coaley, Ashmead Green, Upper Cam and Dursley. There is a rail user group for the station, Coaley Junction Action Committee, following the opening of the new station, continues as a group to press for improvements in the service. Coaley Junction station was the junction for the short Dursley and Midland Junction Railway branch to Cam and Dursley, built in 1856 and taken over by the Midland Railway; the station known as Dursley Road, opened to goods on 2 August 1856 and to passengers on 18 September 1856. The station had two short platforms on the main line with a short and curved platform on the branch. Goods facilities included a brick goods shed with a crane; the signal box stood at the end of the platform between the mainline.
The branch closed to passenger traffic on 10 September 1962, although the mainline platforms remained open for passengers until 4 January 1965. The station closed to goods on 28 June 1968, although the branch remained as a long siding to R A Lister and Company's works at Dursley until 13 July 1970. Great Western Railway's local services operate all services at this station. A new timetable was brought out on 10 December 2006 which saw the introduction of a hourly "clockface" service, a considerable increase in the number of trains calling, with northbound services increased from 11 to 15 and southbound services increased from 13 to 16. Northwards, services are to Gloucester with alternate services continuing on to Cheltenham, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, Worcester Shrub Hill and Great Malvern. Southbound, services are to Bristol Temple Meads and onwards to Bath and Westbury, with some services carrying on to Weymouth and Southampton Central and Brighton. A two-hourly service runs on Sundays between Gloucester only.
CoJAC, the rail user group for Cam and Dursley station