A CHURCHYARD gate celebrating the long life of Doris Court of Weston-sub-Edge has been installed by the Cotswold Wardens.

Rev Scott Watts, vicar of St John and St Lawrence’s, performed the dedication along with her nephew, Alan Wright who had presented the gate.

Doris Court was born in the village in 1922, went to Chipping Campden Grammar School, and studied agriculture at Reading University.

She served as a national dairy farming adviser during and after the Second World War.

An outstanding hockey player, she was capped for England on a tour of southern Africa.

In 1969 Doris returned to Weston to care for her mother. She served 20 years on the parish council and joined the newly formed Cotswold Voluntary Wardens to spend countless hours in practical care of the countryside.

On retirement she was made an Honorary Warden, and died in 2016 aged 94

In 1992 Doris wrote and published Weston-sub-Edge. The Cotswold Village Lying below its Famous Edge, Dover’s Hill.