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What’s On 3rd November HOTS meeting at Christ Church Details in this issue. 4th November Avening WI Autumn Quiz At Avening Social Club. Details in this issue. 5th November Join the UK’s #LovetoRead Details in the Tetbury Library Article in this issue. 18th November Tetbury Nursery Playgroup Ladies pre-Christmas shopping evening. See the ad in this issue. 22nd November Beaufort Christmas Fair Newnton Dairy Farm, 10 am to 8pm, £5 Entrance 24th to Saturday 26th November Jack and the Beanstalk At the Dolphins Hall. Details in this issue. 25th to Sunday the 27th November Tetbury Art Society Sale of members work in the Market Hall. 26th November Quiet Day at the Village Hall, Shipton Moyne Details in this issue. 27th November Advent Carol Service at 6pm in St Marys’ 1st December Christmas in Tetbury – Grand Switch-On Event Further details in this issue 3rd December Church Christmas Market In the Market Hall, 10am - 12.30pm. 3rd and 4th December Christmas Celebrations, Newark Park 11.00 am - 4.00pm Festive Weekend Father Christmas will be visiting! 4th December Children’s Christingle Service At 4pm on Sunday – St Marys’ Church 11th December Handel’s Messiah in Church At 5m on Sunday – St Marys’ Church Save ‘n’ Borrow Credit Union every Thursday 2.00 until 4.00 pm at the Town Council Offices in Long Street Citizens Advice Cotswold District now provides advice from the Town Council Offices on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 12.00

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Contents Avening School 10 Avening WI 44 Avonvale Football Club 46 Chelworth Bookworms 54 Christmas in Tetbury 52 Computer Advice 47 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens 6 Dolphins Drama Group 56 Dolphins Hall 25 Eating Out 17 Girlguiding 40 History of Tetbury Society 23 Leighterton Primary School 20 Letters to the Editor 34 Lion’s Den 5 Mayor’s Piece 8 News from St Marys’ Church 24 News from St Michael’s Church 21 Patient Participation Group 26 Police Constable 2221 27 Priory Inn Blog 38 Puddle Ducks 22 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 28 St Mary’s CE VA Primary School 32 St Mary’s Playgroup 42 Tetbury Art Society 33 Tetbury Camera Club 9 Tetbury Community Choir 18 Tetbury Community Fire Station 58 Tetbury in Bloom 36 Tetbury Library 43 Tetbury Police Museum 48 Tetbury Probus 16 Tetbury Rail Lands Trust 37 Tetbury Theatre Group 11 Tetbury Town Council 59 Tetbury WI 53 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 57 What’s On 3 Young by Name 4

Useful Information POLICE STATION The Old Courthouse, Long Street Tel: Emergency - 999, Non-Emergency 101 (note new number).

Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Gloucester. Tel: 08000 514514. www.

DOCTORS Romney House Surgery, Long Street. Tel: 502303 The Tolsey Surgery, High Street, Sherston. Tel: 01666 840270.

CHURCHES Christ Church, The Chipping 01453 298389 Gospel Hall, Hampton St.Tel.503166 St. Marys’ - C of E- Church St. 500088 St. Michael’s - R.C. - The Green 502367 Tetbury Community Church, 25 The Ferns 07739 909047.

HOSPITAL Malmesbury Road. Tel: 502336. PHYSIOTHERAPY Tel: 501766. CHIROPODIST Tel: 504228. OSTEOPATHS Tel: 503599 and 502214. LOCAL AUTHORITIES Tetbury Town Council, Old Courthouse, Long Street. Tel: 504670 (Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm) Council Info. Services, in Council Office. Email: Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester. Tel: (01285) 623000

SCHOOLS - SWR Comprehensive, Lowfield Road. Tel: 01666 502378 St. Mary’s Primary, St. Mary’s Road.Tel: 01666 502275. Rodmarton Primary School, Tel: 01285 841284. NATIONAL EXPRESS Bookings taken. Daily return service from Cirencester to Heathrow.

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Young by Name Guys and Trolls “We don’t do Halloween in our house, because it’s all about fear and ingesting too much sugar,” said a friend of mine, halfway through October. With two children under five in her household, the second point alone was something to fear. While her comment didn’t lead to my cancelling the Halloween party I’d promised my daughter (13), it did remind me that prior to becoming a parent, I’d been anti-Halloween too.

Who’s that Guy? Even so, when I was a child, we never celebrated Halloween. My first taste of “trick or treating” was when I spent a year in the USA, at the age of eight. No-one over there had ever heard of Guy Fawkes Night. “Fireworks,” they told me, “are for the Fourth of July, not the Fifth of November.” Back on home turf, we resumed our annual family Guy Fawkes parties. As a child, chucking an effigy on a bonfire and watching it burn never bothered me. These days, that spectacle horrifies me! Even if Guy Fawkes was caught red-handed in the act of attempted mass murder, burning him in effigy for hundreds of years afterwards is hardly a civilised response. It’s not far removed from re-enacting a public hanging with a mannequin, or seeing a dressmaker’s dummy hung, drawn and quartered…

Variation on a Horrid Theme These days most Guy Fawkes Night parties have moved away from the original cast, losing any historic justification in the process. Some communities even have elections to choose who to burn in effigy. I daresay there will be plenty of Donald Trumps atop our nation’s bonfires, this month. I’d preferred Guy Fawkes Night, believing it to be a more patriotic tradition, until I discovered recently that Halloween was a British export to America.

I hadn’t realised how strongly I felt about this issue until I read a request from our local Fireworks Party committee. They wanted the scarecrows from the recent

village scarecrow trail, so they could use them to grace this year’s bonfire. I was aghast, and not just because four new IKEA lime-green blankets went into the giant “Very Hungry Caterpiller” in our front garden. Most of the other scarecrows were equally lovable figures, including a sweet elderly couple with a zimmer frame, outside the local retirement home. I imagined local children being traumatised by seeing their favourite storybook characters go up in smoke - their parents worrying that granny had wandered into the danger zone by mistake. So, my vote goes for a humane rethink of Guy Fawkes. By all means, keep the bonfires and the fireworks. I’m even happy for you to make a Guy. But when you’ve finished, please don’t burn him at the stake. Just chuck him in your cellar, lock the door, and throw away the key. Or export him to the States to stand as President. They could do with a good guy as candidate. Debbie Young, @DebbieYoungBN

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With the holiday months largely behind us, October has been yet another busy month for the Lions Club. A group of us went across for a joint meeting with our neighbouring Lions Club in Chippenham. It is always interesting to see how other Clubs operate and perhaps pinch good ideas for raising charity monies. Direct comparison is perhaps unfair, as Chippenham is many times larger than Tetbury – but we believe we compare well, of course! On 2nd October eight of us went to support our friends in the Rotary Club with their Horseless Team Event, held in the wonderful grounds of Badminton park. The weather was very kind and a good, if tiring, day was had by us all.

I was also pleased to go, with Dave Hicks, the Chairman of our Welfare Committee, to meet with Jon Bell, who is the new Head Master at Sir William Romney School. He is keen to encourage his senior students to build stronger ties with the local Community. Working more closely with Tetbury Lions may be one way to achieve this. A further follow-up meeting is planned to discuss practical ideas for future co-operation. Sadly, our regional District Governor was unable to visit us for our October Meeting as planned due to ill health. We wish him a speedy recovery from his operation and look forward to meeting him again later in the Lion’s year. As a charitable organisation, our worldwide motto is “We Serve”, and the Club does focus many of its activities on service to

Lion’s Den the community. However, there is time for social relaxing too, and in October, the Club enjoyed another outstanding Treasure Hunt, organised yet again to perfection by Basil & Judy Mason-Smith. Their knack for guaranteeing fine weather, a challenging route and a magnificent meal to finish is second to none. Well done, again! All the Lions were moved by the pictures on the TV of the hurricane disaster in Haiti and, at their last Meeting, immediately allocated £1,000 from reserves to be sent towards the Lions World-wide appeal. Because the Lions Organisation worldwide is so large, it was able to immediately send $1 million U.S. for relief purposes. As many of you know, we held a street collection on Saturday the 15th of October specifically for Haiti - and you generously gave us just over £300, which will be added to the £1,000 donation made by the Club. My thanks to the Lions who took part at short notice and to all of you who gave so generously. As I write, our annual Charter Night is looming, celebrating the charter undertaken to form Tetbury Lions fortytwo years ago. It is a great honour for me to be Lion President, particularly as this is the Centenary Anniversary for the Lions Organisation worldwide.

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Cotswold Voluntary Wardens Stinchcombe Hill The Cotswold Way long distance path makes a circumlocution of the hill above Dursley, to take in the fine views. We have spent another session clearing a section of the route with saws and brush cutters to remove encroaching vegetation and to retain the views. On the adjacent golf course greens, we noticed a lot of scratching damage. The groundsman tells us this is done by badgers – and has never been so bad. Too many badgers and not enough food for them? What do you think?

Horsley Woods By invitation, we spent a session coppicing hazel in Horsley Woods, to produce stakes and heatherings. These will be used later, in the winter, both for our hedge-laying work and for hedging competitions. We also felled an ash tree which had become dangerous at the entrance to British School, Wotton-under-Edge.

walling stone from Knockdown Quarry and to take it to a field in Sopworth, to rebuild the field boundary wall around the stile itself. Others in our group used brush cutters to gather the overgrowing brambles from another footpath, as requested by the council.

Newark Park We have been doing more clearance work at Newark with brush cutters and other devices and we’ve erected new way mark posts for new circular walks on the site, for the National Trust These walks are fairly short, around two miles in length – but can be recommended for their views of a variety of stunning scenery through woods, sheep fields and gardens.

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Nailsworth, leaving at 10.30 am for 4 miles to Box and Horsley. • Tuesday the 15th of November at 10.00 am from parking by the Scout Camp on Old London Road, Wotton-under-Edge for 4 miles to Brackenbury Ditches iron hill fort and Tyndale Monument. • Sunday the 20th of November at 10.00 am from Chipping car park Wotton-underEdge for 8 miles via Wortley, Tresham, Hillesley and Kingswood. • Sunday the 27th of November at 10.00 am from Nailsworth town centre car park for 9 miles via Shortwood, Horsley and Box. Richard Glanville, Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

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• Tuesday the 8th of November at 10.00 am from Avening Social Club car park (Woodstock Lane) for 5 miles into the countryside surrounding Avening.

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Mayor’s Piece This month’s Mayor’s Piece almost did not happen. Whilst undergoing a Windows 10 update a week ago, my laptop gave up the ghost and despite several attempts to restore the machine to health by a number of worthy experts, the last comment was ‘It’s had it’. During the week of attempted restoration, I had to make do with my ‘iPad’ coupled to a separate keyboard and a great deal of patience. Finally, the decision was made to buy a new laptop but the fun did not stop there, my new computer had to be set up to perform as required and this took even more patience before things were put right. It’s a bit similar with traffic in Long Street, where it will also take a great deal of patience to reduce the amount of heavy traffic using this important Tetbury thoroughfare. I have just read that congestion for motorists has jumped by up by 40% in four years. Don’t we know it. There is an 18-ton weight limit in this street and vehicles over this weight should not travel along it, but as we all know they do - and it’s high time that once again action is taken to reduce the number of heavy trucks. The voluntary Lorry Watch is once again being set up, whereby photographs will be taken of offending vehicles, the owners will be written to advising that their vehicle is breaking a traffic regulation, and they will be asked to desist. If a repeat occurrence takes place, the vehicle and the owner will be reported to the police. There are a number of local companies that are allowed to drive through the town, but these are the exceptions. We are also attempting to reduce the congestion in Long Street by reducing the number of vehicles that illegally park and those

that take a very long time to unload over the pavement.There are too many vehicles blocking two-way traffic in the street which causes long tailbacks in both directions. The Co-op delivery lorry is a constant offender and we are trying to achieve a change in its delivery times to early morning and evenings. Recent repairs have been carried out at the Hampton Street / Long Street junction. “Not before time!” I hear you shout. We are constantly reporting to County Highways instances of potholes and street lighting that has failed, in an attempt to maintain the quality of our roads. This is a never-ending job. Please do not hesitate to report road faults to the Council Offices. We log every situation to ensure that no repair requirement gets forgotten. Since my last Mayor’s Piece it has been revealed that the site in Bath Road that contains a 39-home development plan has been bought by Hills Homes of Swindon. Residents of Southfields and Longfurlong Lane must be disappointed with this news. There was a long and hard-fought battle to avoid planning permission being given for this site, so much so that the Secretary of State called in the plans and gave final approval for the development. Another development that has crept in recently, completing the new housing along Cirencester Road, is for 40 houses next to the Bovis Homes. Traffic along Cirencester Road gets busier and is becoming a rat-run to avoid Long Street. No doubt our Speedwatch team will be employed along here. In a month’s time Christmas will be arriving in Tetbury, the switchon Celebrations are on Thursday 1st December and plans are afoot to make this a great evening for all the family. See you there, you may not recognise me! Stephen Hirst, Mayor of Tetbury

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Tetbury Camera Club faces at our meetings and we look forward to encouraging them to share their work with us as the weeks progress. Our 2016 chairman, John Jennings, has already been seeking to widen our horizons by organizing the first shoot we will have made as a group to Oxford. We’ll be aiming to find a platform for some of the shots that result from this outing in the coming weeks, alongside our regular Tuesday evening events, which have also had a stimulating start. So far we have had several interesting and entertaining presentations by some of the most skilled and highly regarded photographers in the south west region. We have also managed to squeeze in the first of our monthly competition, which was judged by Prof Bob Ryan, joint author of a stimulating new book called “The Master Photographer – From Good to Great”.

From Daylight to Darkness At the time of writing this, in mid-October, only six weeks have passed since the start of our new season, but already our group of photography enthusiasts has grown in size and we’ve been busier than ever. Here’s a small sample of what’s been going on. We began with presentations by about half a dozen club members showing examples of images from the fortnightly location shoots that had been organized in the summer break. These varied from a conducted tour by boat around Bristol’s floating harbour to evening visits to some of the most interesting, scenic and historical areas of the region, including Stroud, Chalford and Sevington. Behind the scenes, our webmaster, Steve Romain, has been busy revamping our internet presence, giving our web site a much more contemporary and informative layout, In the weeks since the start of September we have been delighted to welcome five new members. It is always a pleasure to have new

Bob’s views on photography are always stimulating and constructive, so our competition entrants were delighted to hear him say that he’d noticed a great improvement in the quality of our images since his last visit to us, which was about two years ago. One of the shots he selected for an award is the portrait illustrating this month’s article. It was taken with just the available light coming through a sitting room window. It shows just what can be achieved with careful placement of a subject and control of a camera’s shutter speed and aperture. Looking ahead to November and the other end of the lighting spectrum, photographing fireworks is something many people like to try, but find difficult to capture. Here’s a tip from one of our members: Try setting your camera on manual focus and focusing on something in the distance before the fireworks start. Set the shutter speed to between a half and a sixth of a second and try to stay still. You might be impressed by what you can achieve! Tetbury Camera Club meets upstairs at The Priory Inn at 7.30 each Tuesday evening. Iain Smyth , Tetbury Camera Club

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Harvest, Half-Term and Halloween! The first half of Autumn term ended last month with our annual Harvest Festival, which was attended by parents as well as pupils and staff. Donations were brought into school for the very worthwhile charity Stroud Foodbank and will be delivered personally by members of our School Council at the beginning of November. Autumn term has so far been a busy one with school trips, workshops, sports events and an open morning during which prospective new pupils and their families visited our school and were shown around by members of our School Council and Year 6 House Captains. We received some truly wonderful comments in our visitors’ book, particularly about the quality of the guided tours! We had another reason to be proud of our pupils last month when two members of the Hawks class, Ollie and Louis, ran their own stall after school one Friday selling Ollie’s extensive collection of ‘Beano’ comics to raise money for ‘Best for Ben’, a campaign very close to our hearts here in Avening which is raising money to help a local family adapt their home after a life-changing accident. Ollie and Louis sold over 70 copies

Sport, as always, has featured regularly on the school calendar. Our Quick Sticks hockey team were overall winners of a Cirencester schools’ tournament. Our rugby players also shone in a Stroud schools’ competition. All of the children took part in the World 5000m challenge at the start of October and our Year 4 children took part in a water sports morning at the lakes in South Cerney.

Avening turns spooky this month with the annual Halloween school disco organised by FOAS for all our witches, wizards, cats, skeletons and even the odd spooky ghost! The rest of this term, as well as the usual topics and lessons, will be spent preparing for the Christmas productions, held in midDecember - see next month’s article for more details! For further information about our happy, busy place of learning, please see our school website Avening School

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Tetbury Probus Walking the Zambesi Zimbabwean-born David Lemon, a local journalist and author, certainly took on a challenge in 2012 when at the age of 67 he started to walk the 3,000 km length of the mighty Zambesi river. He told us on the 15th of September how his adventure had involved undertaking the trek carrying a 75lb pack. But after the first 1,800 km, which had taken six months, he had lost 60lb’s in weight himself. A break in the UK allowed him to recover his strength before completing the 292-day walk in 2014. David illustrated the limited facilities and simple life in rural Africa as he made his way through Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The going was incredibly tough at times, but included sights such as the Victoria and Sioma Ngonye Falls as well as Lake Kariba, which to him was still home. It was a fascinating account of an unusually courageous journey, involving frustrations

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the daily weather forecast is given and then on to the Natural History Unit where Countryfile and Springwatch are made. The Radio Bristol studios were next, followed by the popular Points West programme with its array of TV cameras. The visit then became much more interactive. Half of the group performed a mini-episode of The Archers complete with farmyard sound effects while the others hosted a TV programme featuring News, Sport and the Weather Forecast. It was a most successful visit. A new Tetbury Probus era started on the 6th of October when we welcomed the Probus Two members, who are joining us. We shall enjoy their company at our future meetings. We also welcomed Dr Tony Walsh, one of The Thirteen, who walked us through Tetbury’s history from its earliest times as a stronghold in the Barton Abbotts area. He listed key people, explained the meanings of nearby settlement names, and described how Tetbury became a very prosperous market town. The lucrative market leases bought by Sir William Romney were left to the town in 1611. They were to be managed by the King’s Bailiff and twenty townsmen, thirteen of whom were name, and the profits used for specified charitable purposes. The leases expired in 1619, but were subsequently reacquired by the town. The Manor of Tetbury and other properties were bought by the town from Lord Berkeley and his mother in 1633. Feoffees were appointed to be the trustees of the Lord of the Manor Trust, a practice which continues to this day. Tony listed the properties now held by the seven Feoffees, described the charitable work of the Romney Trust undertaken by The Thirteen, and clarified the interactions between the two bodies. Explanations of the possible origins of the Tetbury dolphins and of the traditional beating of the bounds added to a very informative and interesting talk, for which Tony was sincerely thanked. Theo Stening Tetbury Probus

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It seems like only five minutes ago that I was reviewing ‘Ciao’… …and the next thing I know, the windows are painted over and they’ve closed! I trust it wasn’t anything I said! Whatever the reason, the space has now been taken over by another Italian restaurant, ‘Casa la Cucina’, one of a currently small chain of three, the others being in Melksham and

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Evesham. So, it seemed only right and proper to pay a visit… The décor in ‘Casa’ certainly seems a step up from previously, with subdued lighting and comfortable, stylish furnishings, but the menu is actually quite similar, with a preponderance of pizzas and pasta dishes available. That said, there are also a good number of dishes from the grill and a selection of risottos, too, so there’s plenty to choose from. Flossy started with a quite substantial antipasto platter, which she said was very nice, though maybe didn’t need so much rocket, and I had the gamberoni: four sizeable, juicy king prawns (shell on, so be prepared for a buttery chin!) in garlic, white wine and chilli butter with homemade garlic-brushed ciabatta, all of which was very tasty. Had I had a spoon, I’d have finished off the buttery ‘liquor’, too. To follow, Flossy’s al dente ‘Risotto Verdure’ (freshly grilled asparagus, broad beans, peas, zucchini, green beans, mint and parmesan) was deliciously fresh-flavoured and very more-ish. By way of a change for me, I chose ‘Saltimbocca Maiale’: pork fillet with crispy Parma ham, roasted new potatoes, green beans and a white wine and butter sauce which, for meat lovers, is well worth a try. The veg were well cooked and the sauce’s well flavoured, but the most impressive

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thing was the veritable slab of pork which almost covered the plate - moist and tender and very nicely done. As it was our first visit to a new establishment, we felt it incumbent upon us to try some desserts – in the spirit of research, you understand! Flossy chose the waffle (not homemade, we think) topped with banana, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream, which, she felt, was a bit heavy on the waffle – in both senses – and could’ve done with more banana, and I had the creamy lemon cheesecake. I’d have preferred more lemon and less cream, but that’s just me, I’m sure. Probably not a good choice if you’re weight-watching, but it was very smooth and had a lovely crunchy biscuit base. Accompanied by a nice bottle of reasonably priced Grillo white wine, which I’ll be looking out for in the shops, the bill was just over £70. Not the cheapest meal in town, perhaps, but we didn’t think that was bad for three courses each and a bottle of wine. The waiter said they’d gone for a ‘soft opening’, without much advertising, etc., hoping that word of mouth would bring in the customers. I’m sure we’ll be going back to try something else, so this mouth, for one, is suggesting you give it a whirl… Fill

Casa La Cucina Italiana. New Italian Restaurant has opened in Tetbury, Long Street; serving authentic real Italian food. Casa opened its doors for the first time last month, with many in Tetbury welcoming the new restaurant which owners describe as “the only one of its kind for miles around.” The restaurant is in Long Street in the site of the former “Ciao” restaurant which had been unoccupied for some time. It is already proving very popular, with a high number of bookings already taken. Mr Zoku of Casa says “The response from the local people has been fantastic and we have been made to feel most welcome in the town.” “We believe in producing the food in-house so it is as fresh as possible, and we also use local producers, so that way the quality of food is guaranteed. We make 98% of our menu right here on the premises and that includes the desserts. Our Tiramasu is to die for – you won’t find better anywhere else!” “Our ethos is to produce good quality food in portions of an excellent size – and the quality is there as well. We also have a specials menu which will change every three to four weeks, so we’ll always be worth a visit.” “The amount of interest has been far more than we ever could have expected and already we have taken a lot of bookings for the coming weeks.” “All the design and overseeing the building work was done by ourselves, as opening a restaurant is a very personal thing for us. We also have restaurants in Melksham and Evesham.”

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We have started our new term, with the prospect of some new music to learn as well as brushing up on our repertoire. After the long summer break it took a few songs before all our voices cranked themselves up to the high level required.

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Leighterton Primary School This month our children will tell you… …about the exciting opportunities they have recently taken. Our oldest Year Five and Six children have experienced a visit from Tom and a group of his animals that are usually found in the Rainforest. Eleanor reports on their visit: “Last week was an exciting week for Ridge Class as Tom, from Wild Kids Reptiles, came in to visit us due to our topic being ‘Journey to the Rainforest’. He came in with seven fascinating animals – an African Bullfrog, a Stick Insect, a Bearded Dragon, a scary Scorpion, a Rose Tarantula, a Ball Python and last, but certainly not least, a Sulcata Tortoise. It was a fabulous experience to learn about and feel the animals. Our most popular, by far, was the Sulcata Tortoise or African Spurred Tortoise, as it is also known. It was huge! It is the third largest tortoise after the Galapagos and the Aldabra and is the largest mainland tortoise. Adults can grow up to 83 centimetres long and weigh about 105 kilogrammes. This was a great experience for Ridge Class, one we will never forget.” During the summer holidays three of our Year Five children took part in a Chinese Immersion Course and Tabatha has written about it: “Last August I went to Oakham School in Leicestershire with two friends, Owen and Darren, to learn Chinese for a week. On the first night we had a quiz about China and my team won! We did three Chinese language lessons in the morning and two to four Chinese culture events each afternoon. There were 50 children from all over England. We stayed in dormitories of up to eight children. We went to eat in a canteen for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was delicious and they had a wide range of dishes even if you were vegetarian or vegan. The teachers who taught language were very kind. Most of them were Chinese and made the learning fun. We were in classes of eleven and had names of animals. I was, along with the two other children from my school, in Monkey Class with a teacher called Mrs Tatum.

We loved handling the Ball Python. In the afternoons we did awesome activities to help us learn about China. We made Chinese t-shirts which we wore when we did a performance for our parents on the last day. We also did Chinese calligraphy and made pandas. In the mornings we did exercises where we learned a routine to music and performed it for our parents. Also we did ‘Lion Dancing’. We watched it and then had a chance to do it ourselves. One evening we

went swimming at the school pool as well. My two friends and I had lots of fun and we are now running a Chinese Club for the younger children at our school.” We would be delighted to show you around our school. Please contact Mrs Davey in the school office on (01666) 890273 or through our website – to arrange a convenient time. Meryl Hatfield Leighterton Primary School


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Puddle Ducks We have been having lots of fun at Puddle Ducks as usual. It seems unbelievable that we have already completed the first half-term of the year. We spent a week looking at ‘where we live’. We thought about our homes and families and made some fantastic junk model houses. We talked about the town that we live in and made a large map of Tetbury, adding our houses to it and some of the important places in Tetbury that we visit regularly. Of course a favourite place for us all is our lovely Library and we all really enjoyed a visit there to share a story and craft with Kylie. Thank you for making us all so welcome Kylie. We had a great time and loved being sharks all the way back to Puddle Ducks!

We then had fun with our pet week, making puppets and paintings and setting up our own veterinary surgery to tend to all the poorly toys with lots of role-play. We also enjoyed visits from a real pet when Pearl the Whippet came to play and Polly the (pretend but very realistic) Parrot caused much excitement! We learned how to take care of different pets and have been practising the Makaton signs for some animal names as our ‘signs of the week’.

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The ‘Great Severn Estuary Flood in 1607’ was the subject of the talk to HOTS on 6th October. We had first met our speaker, Rose Hewlett, two years ago when we visited Frampton on Severn, and it was then we learned of the impact of the flood in that village. Rose is now studying at Bristol University and her thesis will be about this flood, but she also has great interest is the history of old houses. Although 1607 is the generally accepted date of the flood the calendar has since changed so you may find it reported with a 1606 date. The weather seems to have been wet and stormy beforehand, so that when the sea broke through the defences as the tide came in the water may have quickly travelled over already saturated ground. The surge of the sea water was almost certainly the result of a ‘spring tide’ (a particularly high tide caused by the phase of the moon) coinciding with a gale force wind from the south west that forced water up into the funnel shaped Severn Estuary. Some have claimed there was a tsunami but Rose thinks this unlikely given the accounts of the weather conditions. A pamphlet published at the time was in no doubt that it was ‘God’s Warning to the People’. There were reports of flooding and damage by the high sea from Cardigan south-eastwards along the Welsh coast and from north Cornwall to Gloucester on the English side of the estuary. Lowlying parts of towns and villages were flooded, bridges damaged and ships lifted onto dry land. Limestone cliffs were damaged in South Wales and a new breakwater at the port of Aberthaw was swept away. But it was the widespread flooding of fields with the salt water resulting in deaths of cattle and sheep that caused the most concern. The Somerset Levels were flooded almost to the foot of Glastonbury Tor with reports of water deep enough to reach the tops of houses and trees. The illustrations published at the time may have exaggerated the depth, but several churches on the Gwent Levels and one in Somerset have floodmarks indicating that it was 4-5ft deep.

In Gloucestershire, the vicars of both Almondsbury and Arlingham made extensive reports of the death of cattle and sheep and devastation in their localities. At Bristol the morning tide was said to have been 9ft higher than in the evening. Bridges on the Cam and Little Avon were damaged. Only the higher ground to the south of Arlingham was above water and so the river virtually took a short cut across through Saul. At Frampton many properties were flooded but subsequent rebuilding makes it difficult to be sure of the extent of the damage. Gloucester was probably the limit of the damage but the weirs were constructed later so some effect may have been felt further north. Rose spoke for almost an hour without notes! She has prepared talks on other subjects so we may hear from her again in the future. HOTS next meets at 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd November in Christ Church when James White will speak about ‘Rex Warreford VC. Highworth’s Zeppelin Zapping Hero, 1915’. Alan Twelvetree, History of Tetbury Society


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It will be a privilege to share Remembrance Sunday with everyone again this year. I remember vividly my first experience of Remembrance Sunday in Tetbury in 2013. Growing up in London, I had never seen anything like it: the way the community comes together to involve everyone, young and old. St Marys’ Church is packed, with all the children and young people so beautifully turned out in their uniforms, to present their colours. Then there is the march through town with the brass band. And it is all the more moving because we share the service as Churches Together in the Tetbury Area, with ministers and readers drawn from all our churches. Do join us for this very special service on Sunday 13th November at 2.30pm in St Marys, followed by the observance at the War Memorial. After that – before we know it – we are moving into Advent. We will be having a Quiet Day on Saturday 26th November in the Village Hall in Shipton Moyne. It will be a chance to take a step back and reflect on what it means for us for Jesus Christ to born into the world – Emmanuel, God with us.

our Advent Carol Service at 6pm on Sunday 27th November in St Marys’. Do also make a note of some special events coming up in December. On Saturday 3rd December we have our Church Christmas Market in the Market Hall, 10am-12.30pm. There is the children’s Christingle Service at 4pm on Sunday 4th December, with a wonderful Christmas concert given by Festivus (Heather Bristow, Sarana Verlin and their band) that same evening. We then have a treat in store, with a candlelit performance of Handel’s Messiah in Church on Sunday 11 December at 5pm. Please go to the Tetbury Music Festival website or call 01666 503552 for tickets and more details. More of course in the December edition. With love and prayers, Poppy (The Revd Poppy Hughes, Parish Priest)

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At our latest NCG Police meeting it was raised by the floor that vulnerable residents are still being targeted by COLD CALLERS in the Tetbury area. Below is excellent advice from Age UK:

You could put a ‘no cold callers’ sign up on your door or window, which should deter any cold callers from knocking on your door. You can cut out this free sign from Action Fraud – below left – which is also available from Tetbury Police at the Council Offices.

Scammers commonly target older people for doorstep scams. In fact, 85% of victims of doorstep scams are aged 65 and over, according to National Trading Standards. Doorstep scams are when someone comes to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money, or trying to gain access to your home to steal items from inside. While there are many legitimate tradespeople and officials, it’s wise to be on your guard when you answer your door. Doorstep scammers can be pushy and persuasive and it can be easy to fall victim. It’s especially important to be vigilant and aware if you live on your own.

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When I had just qualified as a solicitor, conveyancing property transactions were charged per the scale fee, which meant that a solicitor in central London was charging on the same scale as his country counterpart. The whole exercise remained competitive in its way, because a solicitor had to do a good job to attract clients rather than a cheap job. In the 1980’s, time recording was adopted universally in a big way, which had the effect of relegating the status of the person doing the job to the lowest cost, in many cases. Insurance premiums rose as a result of an increase in the number of negligence cases and I believe relationships with clients deteriorated too, because those in charge were encouraging their employees to chalk up chargeable hours against the client. I recall a judge, who I respected, stating that thinking about a client on a car journey would be permissible when one’s bill was scrutinised by the court. One must avoid being hypocritical here because in probate and commercial matters I do see

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The meeting on Wednesday the 12th of October… …was devoted to a demonstration of landscape painting in water colour given by Steve Hall. Steve had taught building and architecture and took up painting ‘later in life’; he took it up with gusto and frequently now leads painting workshops and gives demonstrations. It was both an interesting and an amusing evening as Steve has a sense of humour and put his audience at ease.

Working from a photograph of a sunlit country lane, Steve lightly suggested with a pencil where the major shapes were to go – the road and tree masses. Then he loosely applied a weak first coat of paint allowing the colours to bleed into one another and suggesting the main areas in the work. He then started to build up the image using thicker mixes of paint and creating strong contrasts by having darker areas next to lighter areas. He was still adding in extra components such as a few more individual trees. This was followed by putting in branches with a finer-pointed brush. By now he was

Tetbury Arts Society no longer copying the photograph but developing the design to make a wellbalanced and interesting image. The last stage was to add strong shadows across the road and strengthen a few areas to give the completed work. This all only took him one hour! After tea brewed by Christina and Doreen, and a minor delay caused by the electricity supply tripping and plunging us briefly into darkness, Steve went on to tackle boats on a beach. Our next meeting is on Wednesday the 2nd of November, when Liz Lippiatt will be leading us in an evening textile screen-printing workshop. Barry Barnes is arranging a coach trip to Oxford on Saturday the 12th of November. From Friday the 25th until Sunday the 27th of November we have a sale of members work in the Market Hall in Tetbury. Finally, the Christmas Social on the 7th of December will mark the end of our activities in 2016. Information on the Society’s activities can be found on our website www. or phone me on 01666-502909 or Barry on 01666-503926. You will find that we are a friendly group welcoming those interested in art whatever level they have reached. Michael Kingham, Tetbury Arts Society


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Several groups have already committed to take part or have expressed interest, but more are required – and of course if any residents have spare decoration materials to share, we’d be most grateful if they’d drop them in at the council offices to help us make things in the church look extra cheery.

For an “entry form” or more information about this incentive please contact me via the email below, or give the town council a ring on 01666 504670. Many thanks, Rachel Moody TACT – Tetbury Area Churches Together Dear Editor, I was really honoured to be nominated last month as an “Unsung Hero” in the Tetbury

Ed: It was very nice to receive this note from Lesley, a very worthy recipient – and I’m also happy to confirm that she does indeed have seven children, not five as reported last month. I’ve made a note to keep up with her progress in the future. If there’s someone you know who repeatedly contributes selflessly to the community, then please do let me know; my details are on page three of the magazine.

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Every day we are told in the media that health care professionals - doctors, nurses and administrators – are hard to come by. In Tetbury we seem to have difficulty in hanging on to them! One could understand if they had reached retirement age or if they had been made an offer they could not refuse, but in this case, as with other leavers over the last few years, this has not been the case. So why can’t Romney House keep its staff? Is it us, the patients? Is it the town in general? Or is it the practice itself which fails to provide a happy working environment so that its staff feel that they just have to get out for their own self-preservation?

Lesley Jablonski

We’re very grateful to have the support of Charlton Park, who are helping us along.

Dear Editor I was very saddened this week to hear that Dr Catharina Nehrig is leaving the Romney House Surgery. I know I will not be alone when I say she will be very much missed. She is a quiet, conscientious and skilled doctor who has provided excellent care to her patients 5 days a week until 9 in the evening and then regularly visited her palliative care patients at weekends at a time when GPs do not, on the whole, undertake out of hours visits. She will be sorely missed.

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Thank you from the Food Bank volunteers to all those who regularly or occasionally give food for those in need of it – and to the Churches who have given the gifts from their Harvest Festivals. All your gifts are really appreciated by our clients. It is good to know you care. As I write, this week we fed 31 people in one session of an hour and a half.

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Local organisations are being invited to supply and decorate Christmas trees to adorn the inside of St Saviours, (like the “Memory Tree” incentive of last year) with which to help celebrate this special time of year.


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Thank you Dr Nehrig for all you have done and all you have tried to do. Yours sincerely, Name and Address withheld Dear Editor, To coincide with the switch-on event which is being so ably prepared again this year by the Christmas in Tetbury group, TACT ( “Tetbury Area Churches Together”) are working on staging a supporting event at St Saviour’s Church.

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Tetbury in Bloom

backdrop to the showier summer and spring displays. Plants such as berberis, choisya, spiraea, phormium and euonymus.

Planning ahead Once the dormant season is well and truly upon us, it is time to plan ahead. Whilst the bedding plants, with their summer colour, have long gone and the perennials have largely died down, many may think of November as a dreary month, but not Jane Bell, one of the Tetbury in Bloom helpers. For her and the team it is a busy month; a time to reflect on the great summer planting and to plan ahead for the spring. We are busy bedding down for the winter, tidying up the flowerbeds. There is also still the opportunity to move poorly placed plants and divide overcrowded perennials while the soil is still warm. It is a time to take stock and appreciate the shapes, colours and textures of the structural plants that form the

Each year we add to the spring flowering bulbs and this year is no exception – we will be planting a further 5,000 bulbs around the town. Every autumn after planting, we wait with anticipation to see how they all come up and then we consider how to improve the displays further. Sue Hirst has pored over the catalogues, and packaged up the bulbs by height, colour, variety and type for different flowerbeds tulips, daffodils and crocuses in profusion together with alliums and grape hyacinths. Earlier this year we planted ‘snowdrops in the green’ and English bluebells along the verge outside the hospital and added more snowdrops under the trees in London Road and the Twizzle bed, (the bed that lies alongside the footpath leading to and from the library and Long Street.)

As Jane points out, it must be a funny sight for passers-by to see the team in their highvisibility jackets, with their heads down and bottoms in the air, digging holes. (Kevin, my husband, calls it “the Tetbury in Bloom salute”!) At the end of planting, Jane usually has a blister on the palm of her hand but a huge feeling of satisfaction and anticipation as she looks forward to the display to come in a few months’ time. Last month’s Race Night was another success. Thank you to everyone who attended and particularly to the sponsors: Highgrove Enterprises, Artique, R&J Pearce Ltd, Scentiments, Skeins of Tetbury, Yellow Lighted Book Shop, Filly’s and Martin White Jeweller. Thank you to Jane and all members of the team – it may be hard work but it is also lots of fun. We hope that the spring displays bring as much pleasure to you as they do us. Liz Farnham, Tetbury in Bloom

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If you go down to the Goods Shed today you’re sure of a big surprise, if you go down to the Shed today you’d better go in disguise! (Boiler suits are a good option - preferably accessorised with some shiny secateurs.) There were a lot of “bears” gathered there today as the Council, the Tetbury in Bloom Society and the Rail Land volunteers cleared up the parkland around the site and did a bit of pruning before winter sets in. Margaret and Rob Gibbs are ordering 200 wild daffodils from a specialist grower in

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Somerset to herald in 2017 and cheer up the approach with a host of golden daffodils. If you peep into the shed from the side door you will be amazed by the transformation to our “Sleeping Beauty’s castle”. The cobwebs are all gone and a smart new floor has been laid complete with underfloor heating, the walls are all insulated and freshly plastered and painted white, the beams in the roof space look beautiful now they have been sandblasted and oiled and before the scaffolding was taken down Graham Cleaver worked with me to install all the wiring for a superb speaker system. We enjoyed our day and were congratulated by Aiden on the tidiness of the job! Estimates are coming in for the double

glazing of the windows and we are optimistic that this will shortly be resolved at a competitive price. This will help with the soundproofing and will prevent heat loss and condensation. The kitchen and toilet extension is now fully built complete with all its doorways and serving hatches and the wiring and infrastructure is in place ready for the final fitting out of our high spec commercial kitchen, that will have an impressive six burner Falcon Dominator range cooker at its heart. We have sourced a top quality stainless steel commercial kitchen from Nisbets for around half the price of our previous estimates and believe we can get it up and running early next year for under £20,000 as we are doing most of the fitting ourselves. The “sponsor a seat” campaign is coming along well. We have sold 112 and we now have only about 65 seats to go before we can say the money is in the bank and we can place our order. We have been touched by the solidarity and generosity of our friends in standing with us and saying “Yes, I will help you to achieve this part of your dream.” Thank you and apologies to anyone who inadvertently received a second form after they had already donated. It is only the hopefully forgivable - result of having too much enthusiasm! Every single sale has been celebrated and appreciated by our members. Jill Dodge is still selling dahlias at every opportunity and her combined sales have made over £400 and it has all gone in the bank, along with the takings from the last Car Boot Sale which took place last Sunday in the station yard.

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Priory Inn Blog According to the founder of British Summertime, William Willett, many hours of daylight were wasted on people staying in bed long after the sun rose, during the warmer months. Thanks to this “icon of daylight”, the clocks have now “fallen back” and lighter mornings are with us until the Spring, when British Summertime will again be marked with another hour change. More productive mornings, which are crucial for our early-rising farming community are also accompanied by the drawing-in of nights and associated slow-cooked, warming, comfort food.

allows local gardeners and growers to bring us their surplus fruit, vegetables, and even flowers for use in our restaurant and kitchen. In exchange, we hand out vouchers to the current market value of the produce, which can be used against food and drink at The Priory Inn. The growing year of 2016 was a bumper one for the hardy gardeners and our twenty regular contributors have received over £1,300 in vouchers, the “winner” receiving over £190 and enjoying family meals throughout the summer.

and Jerusalem artichokes. We wish all our barterers a productive winter tending to the soil that is the “engine” and heart of their operation, and we hope to see them and any new gardeners after the hungry gap in 2017.

The top three products received this year were strawberries, figs and rhubarb, followed by mixed leaves, courgettes

Follow us on Twitter @ThePrioryInn and Instagram to stay informed.

The Priory Inn is very proud to be a joint winner at the 2016 Gloucestershire Business Awards under the category of Corporate Social Responsibility. The judges could not split our entry and that of the Cheltenham Community Project’s “Involve, Gloucestershire” initiative, so we shared the victory. Our environmental, workplace and community practices were judged among the best in Gloucestershire, through our buying food and drink from within 30 miles, and because of various community projects such as “Barter-At-The-Back-Door.”

Live music continues through November to a laid-back Sunday night atmosphere: On 6th Blind River Scare plays, followed by Steve Page on the 13th, Chris Webb on the 20th and Dik Cadbury finishes the month on the 27th.

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troughs, all of which the children (and staff ) will love. Fast approaching us is the festive season and so an explosion of glitter and tinsel can be expected, as well as lots of exciting Christmas crafts and activities. So far this term we have been “under the sea” as we focused on kindness and sharing, been shopping in our ‘St Mary’s supermarket’

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and sailed on a boat (a giant box) which eventually turned into a recycling lorry! This has led to a full-blown recycling centre being created and a great opportunity for us to talk about looking after our world, as well as the creatures in it. Next week we will be ‘rescuing’ animals in the garden. We have also just had a pyjama day to raise money for Crackerjacks Children’s trust, which supports children with severe disabilities and their families. Thank you to all our families for getting on board and helping us to raise nearly £50!

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Our Seedlings group is growing fast and continues every Monday morning from 9.30-11.30 at the front of the Christ Church. It is run by our lovely mum and Deputy Kelly, who offers fresh and exciting activities each week as well as a welcoming smile to greet everyone through the door. All ages and stages are catered for and everyone is welcome, so please drop in and join the fun.


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Participating in the BBC’s #LovetoRead campaign, Tetbury Library invites you to share your reading joys and passions by recommending a great book. During November, you can come to terms with the end of your enthralling read by writing a few words about it on a #LovetoRead heart. This will then go on display in the library to guide and inspire other readers in their book choice. On the morning of Saturday 5th November you can join the UK’s #LovetoRead Selfie Weekend by popping into the library and take a selfie (or staff can photograph you) with your favourite book and emoji (to show how it made you feel). Then share your picture at #libraries #LovetoRead.

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You can also take part in the country-wide #LovetoRead online poll to find the nation’s best-loved book - go to lovetoread/ before the end of the month. (If you would like some help getting online, don’t forget that there is a free Computer Buddy available by appointment in the library.) Many thanks to everyone who kindly donated wool etc., for the Yarn Bombing group at the library. For anyone interested in helping with the knitting/crocheting, in order to ‘yarn bomb’ (decorate) the library for an upcoming event – please let a member of staff know.

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For those already feeling the seasonal spirit, there is a lovely selection of charity Christmas cards for sale in the library. Also, look out for festive family craft events.

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Avening WI It’s all aboard the coach to Windsor… …where we will see the exhibition “90 years of style from the Queen’s wardrobe”. We had no problem in filling the coach as this exhibition has had excellent reviews from Buckingham Palace where it has been on display this summer.

Our October speakers were Kate and Neil from Stroud Waitrose talking about the fresh produce and how Waitrose tries to use as much meat, fruit, vegetables and flowers from British suppliers as possible. The fish is all from sustainable sources and Waitrose even has some of its own fishing boats. Neil also showed us how to fillet a sea bream and of course made it look easy!

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Plans are afoot to take members to Bath later on in November to visit the Christmas Market, which is one of the largest in the country. Our Christmas lunch is booked again at the Snooty Fox, where we have always been well looked after and had very good food.

We had a beautiful day for our walk at Haresfield Beacon but the view had disappeared due to heat haze! We sat outside at the Railway Inn for lunch afterwards. The three dogs had a good time too! Our friends from the Prestbury Group duly arrived at Cherington Village Hall, we all enjoyed meeting up again on a lovely afternoon and as usual our ‘Bite to Eat’ team had prepared a lovely afternoon tea for them. Several members attended the Gloucestershire Federation Autumn Council meeting at Pittville Pump Rooms. The members at the meeting were entertained by a singing duo Cantare who were enthusiastically received. The Autumn quiz will take place at the Avening Social Club on 4th November and the proceeds will be donated to the Air Ambulance Service.


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Do you have a BT or Yahoo email account? You may have heard about the hacked Yahoo accounts last month. If you have either a address or Yahoo, you need to take action now, if you have not changed your password of late. News of the huge data breach at Yahoo came to light only recently, although many have surmised as much given the amount of accounts that have been compromised with spurious emails being sent out from the entries in the online address book. This has included stranded holiday appeals for cash or emails with odd emails links to iffy websites, etcetera.

also setting up your mobile number as a means of unlocking or getting security updates on your account [if available].

Anyway, now that the problem is in the open, you do need to change your password, if you have not done so within the last few months. BT, who still uses Yahoo to host some of its mail, has been sending out a message encouraging customers to do just this. However, do be careful, as there are many scam messages circulating with a similar headline, so never click any links or open attachments if you are not absolutely positive where the email has originated from. It really is not worth the risk. To be safe, go straight to the BT or Yahoo website and change it from there. If you have any concerns or you would like some help, do please get in touch.

Given this data breach at Yahoo, the bad guys are also taking the opportunity to call users and try to glean as much personal and financial information out of you as possible, so please do not respond to anyone cold calling you. If you are at all concerned, do contact BT on 150 if you have a BT phone line. Yahoo will not contact you directly, so reject any such calls.

If you have used your BT or Yahoo email address and the same password to access other websites, you also need to take action now. You really cannot afford to let someone hack your accounts. This could lead to identity theft and loss of your hard earned cash. With data breaches at TalkTalk, Sage, Nationwide, HM Revenue and Customs [to mention but a few], you really cannot afford to be complacent.

If you would like your computer cleaned, booked in for an annual service or to discuss any of the points above, do get in touch. For more information about Windows, including my previous articles from the Advertiser, go to my blogs on the website below.

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The first charge was reduced to one of common assault, to which the accused pleaded guilty. For the defence it was pointed out that the accused was the principal sufferer in the affair. A sentence of six months’ imprisonment for the assault and two months’ imprisonment for the attempted suicide was passed, the sentences to run concurrently. Source: The Western Daily Press, 21st November 1901 Further research shows that ten years later the couple were still together living near Witney. George was now a farm labourer; and their family had increased by another two children. Research: Sally Brown, a Museum volunteer.

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Christmas in Tetbury Grand Switch-On Event This year’s the official switch-on of the town centre Christmas lighting displays will be on the evening of Thursday 1st December. • Church Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm to 8pm and there will be a temporary parking restriction along one side of The Green between 3.00pm and 8.00pm.


• Avening Silver Band will be at the Market House from 5 o’clock to accompany the carol singing – carol sheets will be provided by stewards on the evening.

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• Those wishing to join the torch-lit procession should assemble in Saint Marys’ church from 5:10pm, where we will distribute glow-sticks and Santa Claus will be on hand to meet and greet you. The procession will leave at 5:20pm to make its way along Church Street to the Market House.

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• At 5:30pm there will be more carol singing in front of the Market House, with performances from Saint Mary’s school, a highlight of last year’s event • The lights will be turned on officially at 6pm promptly. • Santa will be available in his Grotto, in the Market House, from 6:15pm until 7:30pm. • The delightful Wassailers of Stroud, in traditional costume, will perform between 6.15pm and 7.30pm, to continue to festive entertainment. Please make a note of these dates and times and I will also put a reminder in the December edition of the Advertiser. We look forward to seeing you! Thank you to the Feoffees for use of the Market House and for allowing free parking in the Chipping car park for the evening.

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where many folk tales of slaying giants are to be found. In British folklore there are tales of Jack the Giant Killer, a Cornishman who is said to have rid Wales of all giants. The first play on the subject, according to some sources, was produced by David Garrick in 1773 at Drury Lane, taking its theme from an early eighteenth century folktale. The hero, Jack, a poor boy who lived with his mother and their cow, is a typical folklore hero, lazy, unscrupulous but with a heart of gold. In the Pantomime Jack is sent by his mother, usually called Dame Trott, or Dame Durden to sell their favorite, and only cow ‘Daisy’ or ‘Milky White’ as they were so poor.

You are invited, as a special guest of Tetbury Lions Club to attend the production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ on Wednesday 23rd November. If you would like to be added to our guest list or know of a Senior Citizen who would appreciate an invitation please contact Lion David Hicks detailing the Senior Citizens Name, Telephone Number and Jack&TBS [A5 Flyer].pdf 1 06/10/2016 10:20 Address on 01666 502679 or email




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In the usual version of the tale, the giant is unnamed, but many plays based on the story name him as Blunderbore; a giant of that name also appears in Jack the GiantKiller. The giant’s traditional cry of “fee, fi, foe, fum” dates back at least as far as 1605. The first Pantomime version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ was in 1819, which also marked the appearance of the first ever female ‘Principal Boy’, Eliza Povey, in the role of Jack. The earliest printed edition, which has survived, is the 1807 book “The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk.” The story does not then appear in print in any form for another seventy years. Many variations of the tale’s themes exist in different countries but it is the English version that is the most popular and best-known variation. The events causing the beanstalk to grow, as well as the motivation for stealing from and killing the giant, does however differ across versions. So the Dolphins Drama group Autumn production is an old favourite that will allow for a great deal of audience participation. The show will run from

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We are pleased to report that the Annual Beating of the Bounds was well attended, with over twenty people completing the walk, followed by the presentation of our Accounts, whilst enjoying a welcome cup of coffee and apples from the Community Orchard. In addition, this year we had a display from the pupils at St Mary’s School in the Market House, about the Market House. Thank you to everyone who was involved. Our Thirteen Member Dr Tony Walsh has recently made a presentation to The Probus Club – “A walk through Tetbury and the origin of the Tetbury Dolphins” – this was well received and we are pleased to say that The Probus Club made a donation to The Goods Shed following this event.

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or how many times a week for certain!) Full training is given and so is all the support and encouragement you could need to become fully competent and qualified. So if you are looking for a new challenge, want to make a difference and you’re willing to make a commitment, please call in on a Monday night and see me or one of my Crew Managers and we will answer your questions. More information available on the internet- At the moment there are ten of us at Tetbury fire Station; we are a close group and all enjoy looking after the community of Tetbury and the surrounding villages. We respond to all types of calls, road traffic collisions, chemical spills, animal rescues, medical emergencies (co-responding with the ambulance service) and even fires! We respond 24/7 365 days a year and can be called upon to support the rest of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire on larger incidents. Since 2013, when I took charge of Tetbury Fire Station, we have been presenting the Firefighter of the year award. FF Mike Houghton won it the first year, CM Sacha

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NEWS FROM TETBURY TOWN COUNCIL The next Town Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 16th November at St Mary’s Primary School starting at 7pm, please come along and have your say. A few items that we will be able to update you on are: Community Bus, the forthcoming Youth French trip, Lorrywatch, early developments on the Burial Ground and progress on the Goods Shed.

Have you ever thought about being a Councillor? Tetbury Town Council currently has a vacancy. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Chief Executive in writing on or before Wednesday 23rd November 2016. The applicants must either: • Be registered as a local government elector • Have during the whole of the last 12 months resided in the Town or within 4.8km of it • Have worked in Tetbury (principle or only place of work) for the past 12 months In addition the applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor. PUBLIC elections will not be held until the year 2019. However for the interim period election to the Town Council will be voted by the present Councillors of Tetbury Town Council. Applicants will be voted on at the 28th November 2016 Full Council Meeting and applicants wishing to be considered MUST attend this meeting. Natalie Haines, Chief Executive Officer, The Old Courthouse, 63 Long Street, Tetbury, Glos GL8 8AA Tel: 01666 504670 Does your charitable organisation require some financial assistance this year? Tetbury Town Council has a grant budget of £11,000 and we would like to hear from local organisations needing our help. If you would like to apply for a grant to purchase something special, help with a project, transport etc please call into the Town Council offices for an application form, or visit our website

TOWN COUNCIL SNIPPETS!!! VOLUNTEEERS NEEDED – Tetbury Lorry watch Please contact the Town Council offices if you can help. CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS – Now on sale at the Tourist Information Centre. ASIAN HORNETS – Now exterminated. Bees can breathe again!! MEET THE MAYOR – Friday 18th November at the Market Hall to support Children in Need. 10am – Noon.

Bags of Help! Tetbury Town Council is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects. We’ve applied for a ‘bags of help’ grant to enable us to rejuvenate and improve the existing Old Railway Line Picnic Area. The grant will enable the purchase of new furniture, litter bins and signs and possibly a history board/map of the old railway line - along with the planting of wild flowers to compliment the memorial trees and to help encourage more butterflies and bees. Please help us to improve this area by casting your vote in Tetbury Tesco from 31st October to 13th November. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store, each time they shop.

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