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Mrs Butler’s Big Day Off

    Due to an over-enthusiastic bout of pruning involving her right index finger Mrs B was left on the ‘Claud’ bench for the September ‘Frome Flea’.  With Arthur stepping into the breach she went off in search of things pre-loved, artisan and covetable (quirky?). Here are her ‘best bits’ for you     One […]

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Rapha – Cent Cols Challenge – Part 1

    The Cent Cols Challenge is the stuff of cyclist’s dreams – and their worst nightmares. Claud the Butler was on hand to provide lunch – and bear witness to the glory and the suffering – over two back to back challenges in the Pyrenees this September. This is Claud’s story…   Burden of […]

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Weather permitting…

Tour of Wessex , Somerton, [Ancient capital of] Somerset – Saturday, 28th May to Monday 30th May 2011   Organiser, Nick Bourne, his wife Sam, her parents, his mother May, sister Emma, son Alfie and baby too make this year’s ‘Tour of Wessex’ a truly family affair… Helen at Claud the Butler gives a ‘Claud-centric’ […]

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Millenium Green Fundraiser

Not many words… we think these pictures say it all…   This was the wonderful ‘Frome Millenium Green Fundraiser’ held on Saturday 21st May 2011   Special thanks in order to Chris and Sue Bucklow for use of their magical ‘Willow Vale’ garden, Bee and Edward for organising such brilliant stalls and raffles – and […]

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Davina’s Divas

The very first ‘Diva 100’ women-only cycle challenge took place at Cowdray Park Golf Club in West Sussex last weekend. Claud the Butler was there to cheer home the lovely ladies…   The smiles of joy on the rider’s faces as they cross the finish line says it all – this challenge, led by Davina […]

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