The Rotary Club of Newent And District.
To Contact our Secretary
Telephone: 01452 413442
Or email: email@example.com
Venue: The Three Choirs Restaurant, B4215, Newent,Gloucestershire
Tuesday evenings 6.45pm
for dinner at 7.00pm
We do not meet on the Tuesday following a bank holiday and occasionally we have away meetings. After dinner we have a speaker or we have a meeting to discuss our charitable and social activity. We have a full and varied programme and of course involve our partners in our activities.
If you would like to consider joining us
please contact our Secretary on 07794 644 380
We strongly support our local community and are working in partnership with the students and staff of Newent Community School to provide practical help in Kisumu Kenya
As a movement we work throughout the world to promote peace and understanding
We believe In Service Above Self
Newent is a very attractive unspoilt market town located on the edge of the Forest of Dean in West Gloucestershire. Many of its buildings date from the 13th century and the centrepiece is the Old Market Hall which was built in 1668. The countryside around Newent is well known for its wild daffodils which grow naturally in the woods and meadows. Within living memory they grew in such profusion that school children picked flowers to be sent to hospitals as far away as London. Nowadays, being more conservation minded we come to look at their beauty and picking is discouraged.
Newent has a long history going back to the bronze age but it was in the Roman period that Newent began to grow in importance. It became a key settlement with roads linking it to Gloucester and Mitcheldean. The Roman site at Newent is large being spread over 117 acres.
The church of Saint Mary was built in the 13th century and was partially rebuilt in the 17th century after the Nave collapsed, and in 1968 its octagonal spire was partially taken down .
In the immediate area there are many beautiful country walks including in the Leadon Valley and on May Hill. Dymock village nearby is world famous for the Dymock Group of Poets which included Robert Frost and Edward Thomas
Newent is also famous for its annual historic Onion Fayre held each year in the second weekend in September