Tewkesbury is a fascinating and busy market town, steeped in history. Best known for its medieval buildings, there is also plenty of evidence of the town's prosperity during the Georgian era. This full colour book celebrates a complete year, taking in all the seasons, from picturesque winter snows through to the busy and colourful street scenes of the summer months. It also recognises the impact that the two rivers, the Severn and the Avon, have on the town. The book also focuses on some of the festivals that help define Tewkesbury, from the nationally-recognised food fair in the spring, to the medieval festival in the summer and autumn's historic mop fair. It would not be complete, of course, without many images of the famous Abbey in all its glory. Local residents will delight in this sympathetic representation of their town, and visitors will find no better souvenir than this colourful and informative read.
Stephen Lambe has been co-promoter of the Summers End Progressive rock festival in Lydney Gloucestershire since 2006, and has seen it grown to an event of genuine international stature. He writes regularly for "Rock Society" the magazine of the Classic Rock Society, for whom he is also secretary. He also heavily involved with Welsh Progressive Rock band Magenta, running their online presence. Born in Kingston Stephen first spent time on the Thames when his parents holidayed on the river a few weeks after his birth. His family has an intimate connection with the River. He first read "Three Men in a Boat" as a teenager, and has a lifelong fascination with the book and its author. He lives in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire - close to both the Severn and the Avon.