Cirencester Polo Club hosts special Armed Forces Day event
The CIRENCESTER Park Polo Club hosted a polo match between the British Forces and Cirencester to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.
Lady She, host on local Corinium Radio, organized a group of old military re-actors and veterans to attend the day, and she herself came as Clemmie Churchill, Winston’s wife.
Stewart Linford appeared as Winston Churchill and together Lady She and Stewart presented the prizes and the Malta Cup to Cirencester, the winning team.
Also on that day, a new book entitled “Attagirls” was published, which continued the military theme, written by the author and film producer Paul Olavesen-Stabb.
The book will also be made into a feature film and is based on the true story of Molly Rose, a brave aviator who flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II and distributed Spitfires and Hurricanes.
The game was played at noon at the historic club, the UK’s oldest polo club, ahead of the Warwickshire Cup Final, one of the UK’s most prestigious polo tournaments.
This year’s guest of honor was Minnie Churchill, Winston Churchill’s granddaughter in law, who presented her trophy to the winning team.
Winston Churchill himself played polo in Cirencester and was an avid horse rider.
The Cirencester Park Polo Club welcomes all visitors to enjoy polo and the clubhouse bar and restaurant. It is open to both members and non-members, with polo being played almost every day of the week.
It’s a great day out for the family and it’s in the heart of Cirencester Park.
Photos by Ian Lloyd Graham.