CIRENCESTER Park Polo Club hosted a UK Armed Forces versus Cirencester polo match to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

Lady She, presenter on local Corinium Radio, organised a group of vintage military re-enactors 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 the day, continuing the military theme, a new book called ‘Attagirls’ was launched, written by 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 heroine aviatrix who flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary delivering Spitfires and Hurricanes during WWII.

The match was played at midday at the historic club, the oldest polo club in the UK, ahead of the Warwickshire Cup Final, one of the UK’s most prestigious polo tournaments.

This year the guest of honour was Minnie Churchill, Winston Churchill’s grand-daughter-in-law, who presented the winning team with their trophy.

Winston Churchill played polo himself at Cirencester and was a keen horseman.

Cirencester Park Polo Club welcomes all visitors to come and enjoy polo and the clubhouse bar and restaurant. It is open to both members and non-members, with polo being played nearly every day of the week.

It is a great day out for the family, and set in the heart of Cirencester Park.

Photos by Ian Lloyd Graham.