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At the Food and Farming Awards last night held at the Centaur, Cheltenham, Charles was presented with the award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Local Food Development in Gloucestershire'. The evening was hosted by the Fabulous Baker Boys, and the award was sponsored by Gloucester Quays Food Markets.
Both Stinking Bishop and Nuns of Caen cheese won Golds at the recent British Cheese Awards.
The coach and four made its first appearance in its updated livery as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for the Queen during her visit to Hereford.
Picture by Serena Robinson Photography (01989 565993)
At the recent Cotswold Life Food and Drinks Awards 2012 - the 10th Anniversary - Charles Martell & Son Ltd's 'Owler Pear Spirit was given Highly Commended Drinks Product of the Year Award.
The drink is gaining in popularity, and is available to buy on-line - follow the link to the On-Line Shop.
Personalised bottles can be bought to give as presents for special people on special occasions.
Staff Outing on the "Charles Martell" road coach
As it's first outing drawn by four horses, the "Charles Martell" road coach driven by coachman and ostler Adrian Lander, travelled from Brooms Green via Bromsberrow Heath and Ledbury to Dymock where it picked up 4 beautiful princesses on their way to their party!
The Coach will be in use delivering cheese and 'Owler Pear Spirit during the summer.
It took just ten seconds to terminate a project that had taken six years to plan, fund and execute. A ten-second period in a crossing that was still on-track to set new records. Ten seconds out of a journey that would have taken 130 days in total.
The Full Story - A full description of the events of the storm, the damage to Blossom, and the rescue by The Last Tycoon.
You can still donate to his charities, while we wait to hear what Charlie will do next.......
Charles's son Charlie is already known as an adventurer par excellence.
“Having completed my epic row across the North Atlantic Ocean, from West to East in 2006 I now want to push my limits once again. In 2012, I will row solo across the North Pacific Ocean from Japan to the USA. This route has not be successfully rowed by a Briton to date.
Through my challenge, it's my intention to raise the profile of and raise funds for, two very special organisations.
Give Them a Sporting Chance - "no act of human kindness is ever wasted" - aims to help disabled people and their carers wherever possible, regardless of age or disability.
Toe in The Water - the tri-service initiative aims to inspire the men and women who have sustained often traumatic injuries, including the loss of limbs, to move beyond their disability and to become re-inspired by life.
Competitive sailing is a physically and mentally challenging adventurous sport and provides a unique opportunity for injured men and women to sail and race on equal terms with their able bodied contemporaries.” Charlie Martell.