Abenhall is a tiny, ancient village in a secluded quiet valley near Mitcheldean. The parish includes the settlement of Plump Hill, on the Mitcheldean to Cinderford Road as it climbs into the high Forest.</p><p>Once part of the Westbury Hundred (which was known as Dene at the time of the 1086 Doomsday book) Abenhall is on the Flaxley to Mitcheldean Road. Originally a mining and iron making centre, it is notable for its 14th century Church of St Michael, which is built of local red sandstone and has excellent contemporary carvings relating to the Forest of Dean's industries. These include a shield bearing the arms of the Freeminers on the west wall and the fabulous mid -15th century octagonal font, that has tools of miners and metalworkers incised on its St Michaels at Abenhall sides.</p><p>St. Michael's Church - originally built as a chapel of ease, the church was expanded in the 14th century to include nave, south aisle and tower. The arms of the Freeminers can be seen on the south side of the tower and on the 18th century font. St. Michael's Church - Abenhall is 1.5 km south of Mitcheldean and is set in beautiful surroundings on the edge of the Forest. Old Parish baptism, marriage and burial registers, from 1596, are stored at the Gloucestershire Record Office. For more information, please call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to email Abenhallfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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<p>Friday is derived from a translation of the Latin 'Veneris Dies', the day of the planet Venus. Venus was the goddess of love and today is a great day to love your business.<br /><br />Going back to Tuesday's theme of repeating a message to make it stick, I am going to do just that today and repeat myself. Current marketing wisdom would have us believe that in order for a message to stick in the mind, people have to see it seven times.</p><p>That is all very well, but how to get your message in front of people that often, particularly if it is on your website. Giving people a reason to come back time and time again is the only way. That is where an effective 'blog plays its part in your website. By constantly posting items of news and interest, you can give something fresh to visitors each time they see your website.<br /><br />Just putting the information there is not quite enough though, potential customers have to be encouraged to read it and get them into your site. That is where the broadcast email newsletter comes in. By mailing out a tempting excerpt from your 'blog item with a link back to the fuil story, you can bring customers back on a regular basis to see what is new, and make it easy for them to get the repetition of your main message that you need in order to make it stick in their minds.<br /><br />Both the 'blog page and the broadcast email function are popular options in Webinthebox« websites. They are affordable and easy to use, so show your business a little love today. Even if you don't have the time or inclination to do this yourself, we can help. To find out more, call us on 0203 239 0350 or click in the header of any page to send us an email.</p>