Randwick, Gloucestershire

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Randwick
Randwick, Gloucestershire. Churchyard.jpg
Randwick's Parish Church and Churchyard
Randwick is located in Gloucestershire
Randwick
Randwick
Location within Gloucestershire
Population1,423 (2011 Census)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStroud
Postcode districtGL6
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
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Gloucestershire
51°46′N 2°15′W / 51.767°N 2.250°W / 51.767; -2.250

Randwick, Gloucestershire is a village bordering the market town of Stroud in Gloucestershire, England, the United Kingdom. It is known locally for its folk traditions such as the Randwick Wap, a celebration of May Day, and its annual pantomime.

The population at the 2011 census was 1,423.[1]

Governance[edit]

The village falls part of the 'Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe' electoral ward. This ward stretches from Randwick north easterly to Whiteshill. The total ward population at the 2011 census was 1,747.[2]

Randwick Wap[edit]

The Wap is an annual series of events during spring which culminates in a traditional procession and festival dating back to the Middle Ages. Various theories exist on how it began, although most villagers believe it was a celebration that followed the completion of building Randwick's parish church.

Although the Wap was cancelled for several years, it was revived in 1972 by the then vicar Rev. Nial Morrison.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Randwick,Whiteshill and Randwick ward 2011". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Randwick Wap". www.randwick.org.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 51°46′N 2°15′W / 51.767°N 2.250°W / 51.767; -2.250