Monday, 21 November 2011


Saturday, November 5th 2011 was the date, the weather was grey but not raining and all the guests had arrived.

ABD Partners Tony Awdry, Alistair Everett, Andrew Douglas, Roger Chadwick and also Commercial Solicitor Richard Bowater, Conveyancing Manager Ronna Turley and Trainee Solicitor Joe Phelan had invited their guests to watch the Avivia Premiership Rugby Match at The Recreation Ground in Bath.

Calm before the storm – The Recreation Ground, Bath.


Bath v Harlequins. It was a sell out! Bath against top of the table Harlequins! There were no tickets left to watch this match! 12,200 people attended! It was going to be a cracking game!

Lunch was served in The Illustrious Suite as the guests chatted and waited in anticipation for the game to start…

As a special treat before the match, and with the help of the corporate team at Bath Rugby, ABD had a Bath team shirt signed by all the players. Also, in an exclusive raffle, ABD guests raised £155 for the shirt which was presented to the winner – Strakers Estate Agents Managing Director Antony Bulley by Bath and England prop David Flatman, the monies going to the Bath Community Foundation.

Bite to eat before the Match!


Harlequins made a bit of a slow start as Bath began the game on the front foot attacking Harlequins defence in every which way. As time went on though Harlequins eventually assumed control of the contest as they gained the upper-hand at the scrum, line out and breakdown.

At half time the score was 7 – 13 to Harlequins.

As the game resumed with the start of the second half, Bath Rugby were unable to halt Quins’ winning run. There were “fireworks” 10 minutes into the second half as a result of “fisty cuffs” following which “Quins” were awarded a penalty.


The final score was Bath Rugby 13 – 26 Harlequins.

“Harlequins maintained their perfect start to the Aviva Premiership season as tries from Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown helped them to a 26-13 win at Bath”

A fantastic and exiting game enjoyed by all ended with tea and cake back in the Illustrious Suite. Then it was home for fireworks and bonfire night!

From left to right Alistair Everett, Roger Chadwick, David Flatman (Flats), Antony Bulley (Strakers Estate Agents) Tony Awdry and Andrew Douglas

Monday, 7 November 2011



Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP) is a body which links local government with local businesses, the community and statutory bodies such as the police and NHS.

One of the Partnerships aims is to create a Strategic Area Plan for the Devizes Community Area and to set out what services and facilities will be needed over the next 15 years.  For example how many schools, roads, hospitals, sports facilities etc will be required.


In order to gauge people’s needs, DCAP sent out a questionnaire to 11,500 households in the Devizes Community Area and to their surprise received 3,000 responses back!

Because the response was such a positive one, not only did  the local press write an article about it but also ITV wanted to do a short interview.

ABD Partner, Roger Chadwick who is Chairman of DCAP agreed to the interview which took place at ABD’s Devizes offices recently.



To see the interview and hear what Roger had to say about Devizes;
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For more information about Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP)
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