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TETBURY ADVERTISER

April 2018

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1st April – “Brief Encounters” Photographic Exhibition At Tetbury Goods Shed until May 5th April – Cinema at Tetbury Goods Shed 7.00 pm – check the web site for details 7th April – “Wrong Jovi” Tribute Band 7.30 pm at Tetbury Goods Shed 12th to 14th April – Abigail’s Party, Dolphins Dramatic Society 7.30 pm Curtain Up. See the ad in this issue 13th to 15th April – Cotswold Decorative Antiques & Arts Fair 11.00 am – 5.00 pm at Westonbirt School 14th April – Little Howard’s Big Show for Kids 2.00 pm at Tetbury Goods Shed

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18th April – Tetbury Community Choir Spring Concert 7.30 pm at Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre

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21st April – Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival Cirencester 09.00 am – 13.00 pm

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21st April – Tetbury Day Centre Spring Fete 10.00 am to 2.00 pm; see the ad in this issue

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27th to 29th April – Tetbury Walks Festival Please see the Footpath article in this issue

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Useful Information CHURCHES Christ Church, The Chipping 01453 298389 St. Marys’ - C of E- Church St. 500088 St. Michael’s - R.C. - The Green 502367 Tetbury Community Church, 25 The Ferns 07739 909047. COMMUNITY CONNEXIONS TRANSPORT Sandford Park Offices, College Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7HX Tel: 0345 680 5029 COTSWOLD CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU TEL: 0808 800 0511 DOCTORS Romney House Surgery, Long Street. Tel: 502303 The Tolsey Surgery, High Street, Sherston. Tel: 01666 840270. HOSPITAL Malmesbury Road. Tel: 502336. PHYSIOTHERAPY Tel: 501766. CHIROPODIST Tel: 504228. OSTEOPATHS Tel: 503599 and 502214.

22rd April – Tetbury Bowls Club Open Day 10.00 am – 2.00 pm New Church Street Tetbury 23rd April – Tetbury WI Coffee Morning 10.30 am at The Snooty Fox

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Avening WI 6 Chelworth Bookworms 27 Dolphins Dramatic Society 42 Eating Out 8 Girlguiding 44 History of Tetbury Society 20 Leighterton Primary School 41 Letters to the Editor 11 Lion’s 200 Club 5 Lion’s Den 5 Mayor’s Piece 14 News from Christ Church 63 News from St Marys’ Church 15 News from St Michael’s 64 Patient Participation Group 38 Priory Inn Blog 24 Probus 9 Ronan’s Trust 37 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 10 Sir William Romney’s School 22 South Cotswold Bridge 57 St Mary’s CE VA Primary School 16 St Mary’s Playgroup 32 Summer Show and Parade 46 Tetbury Art Society 36 Tetbury Camera Club 12 Tetbury Cares 67 Tetbury Civic Society 18 Tetbury Community Choir 48 Tetbury Dolphins LTC 61 Tetbury Footpath Group 40 Tetbury Goods Shed 21 Tetbury in Bloom 19 Tetbury Library 26 Tetbury Nursery Playgroup 52 Tetbury Police Museum 35 Tetbury Scout Group 50 Tetbury Theatre Group 28 Tetbury WI 37 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 49 Wacky Races 54 Westonbirt School’s 90th Birthday 30 What’s On 3 Woolsack Races 34 Young by Name 4

SCHOOLS SWR Comprehensive, Lowfield Road. Tel: 01666 502378 St. Mary’s Primary, St. Mary’s Road.Tel: 01666 502275. SWRS SPORT/LEISURE CENTRE Tel: 501086 TETBURY SHOPMOBILITY BOOKINGS Monday-Friday 9.00-3.00 Tetbury Town Council Offices 504670. Saturday 10.00-4.00 Tetbury Tourist Information Centre 503552 The Friends of Tetbury Community Transport Roger Bellairs, 07759 142577 TETBURY CARES, www.tetburycares.org Website to signpost local health services

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

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was moved along at a breath-taking pace by race commentator Philip Taubenheim of Wotton Auction Rooms, and Philip, who is a veteran of many related frog-racing events, enjoyed the evening so much he also announced that he would love to come back and do it all again next year. Many thanks to those who came - we hope you can join us in 2019. One highlight of what proved to be a fiercely competitive evening this year, was Past President Alan Cross receiving £100 in prize money, on behalf of his syndicate of Rotary Club friends. We have a total for the race night of £708, which will give us a surplus of over £500 after prizes and expenses have been paid.

We had a short sharp shock at the beginning of March with the “Beast from the East” bringing us snow – and then another episode mid-month; we should now have some milder weather to come, let’s hope.

Our distribution of your donated funds this month included several local items,

A fun and very successful foray into charity fundraising we made recently was our St Patrick’s Day “Race Meeting,” held at the Dolphins Hall and ably managed by Lions Alan and Saxon Greenway. The evening

Lion’s Den including a payment to St Mary’s Day Care centre, intended to help support them in organising a day trip for their attendees. Penny Williams was kind enough to contact me to convey her thanks, both to the Lions and to the Feoffees, for doing so. “We could not carry on without the generosity of the Tetbury Community.” She said. We’re delighted to have been able to pass on your contributions. With the concerns and revelations being raised in the media about certain charities, I feel it’s an appropriate time to assure you that the Lions Club takes its responsibilities to you all very seriously. We do everything we can to ensure that the money we collect from the good people of Tetbury and surrounding areas ends up where it was intended. Where possible, we send money to a Lions club local to the problem, wherever it might be. We know our sister organisations have the knowledge to make sure every penny goes to the people and projects that need it. Locally, of course, we can all monitor things to ensure that societies or individuals properly benefit from your donations. You can continue to be confident that the Lions Club may be trusted with your generosity. Steve Parr, President, Tetbury Lions All Aspects of Interior Exterior Painting

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Avening WI After an inspiring talk about Longfield Hospice… …we have decided to donate the proceeds from our Spring village quiz, to be held on the 27th of April, to their cause. Jan Ryder was the speaker. She gave a very good presentation on the work to enable adults to live well with life limiting illness. All services are provided free of charge, with more than 80% of the charity’s income raised from the general public through their shops and fundraising activities. Our sewing morning, making bunting in green and white fabrics, was a great success - and we produced over 150 individual flags. Liz Knowles made a further string with Avening WI on it, to complete the job. In view of the snow and continued bad weather, it was much better than a walk!

walk around Frampton on Severn and enjoyed views of the Gloucester Sharpness Canal from the rather muddy towpath. We ended the walk with lunch at the Bell on the village green.

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Our March speaker was Celia Hargrave, describing her Cotswold garden, in Sheepscombe. The development of the garden has been a labour of love over many years and the results are so stunning that the garden has been featured in many magazines and is regularly open to the public through the National Garden Scheme. After much discussion fuelled by lots of coffee and cake at the committee meeting, we have decided our summer outing this year will be a visit to Savill Gardens in Windsor Great Park. Our WI members approved the choice. It will take place on 27th June when we hope everything will be in full bloom!

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Eating Out Something seemed to call from afar this week, so, when the opportunity presented itself, Flossy and I ventured further afield: out into the wilds of Leighterton, to The Royal Oak. It’d been ages since our last visit and it’s fair to say their food had been variable on recent occasions. Dishes like venison with bone marrow croquettes, or cubes of port jelly with cheese had disappeared completely, to be replaced with pretty bog-standard pub fayre. So, imagine our pleasant surprise to find a return to starters like smoked haddock soufflé, game terrine, sushi roll or crepes, and mains which offered a near-bewildering selection of deliciousness, from Balinese pork curry, through pheasant ballotine, to Persian vegetable and lime casserole – and more! The starters arrived just as we wondered if they were taking too long – but the reason for the time involved was obvious: everything had clearly been made from scratch. Flossy’s soufflé had lovely texture, though it could’ve had more smoked haddock flavour, and was complimented by the sea salad and sea water pearls (no, I’d never heard of them, either; basically, very small, sea-salty jelly beads – nice!) My leek, cheddar and walnut crepe with tomato, kale and lentil concasse was much lighter than it looked. Where I’d been anticipating the kind of pancake I might turn out on Shrove Tuesday, this was fluffy and delicate, with a balance of cheesiness, leek and crunch from the walnuts. Mains were a chicken, leek and cider suet crust pie with chicken gravy and mash, and a cod loin steak with potato and tarragon croquette, shallot veloute, garlic kale and crispy cod skin. Once again, the individual pie had obviously been raised by hand – the pastry was spectacular! Flossy felt it could’ve benefitted from more gravy in the pie, but nonetheless it was very moreish. And the mash was wonderful: smooth, thick and buttery! My cod (nearly the size of two ramekins atop one another) was beautifully cooked, the croquettes were crisp and tasty, and the veloute deeply flavoured - with the garlicky

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Probus HMS Kilbride in “Dazzle” camouflage not control. This was partly because some of the police themselves were on strike for better pay and service conditions. Fierce riots arose elsewhere because of surplus labour, particularly amongst the seamen at our main ports. Charles explained how power cuts and major strikes inflamed by communist agitators led to tanks and troops on the streets and warships on the Mersey. Even the Navy was not immune from problems, due to naval strikes over pay; one ship, HMS Kilbride, even raised a red flag! Coordinated central control could well have led to a national revolution, with disastrous consequences. For us, this well-researched talk was revelation, not revolution.

Britain on the Brink! No, not more Brexit gloom, but an eyeopening account of a serious situation in the UK ninety-nine years ago. With the First World War won and the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty imminent, one might have expected an air of contentment to have settled across Britain. But that was far from being the case in 1919. Widespread social unrest prevailed, with our country

trembling on the brink of revolution. Charles Rees summarised for us on the 1st of February the reasons for all the discontent and disorder. He listed the main locations and named the key personalities involved. Incidents included Army conscripts demanding to be demobilised and rebelling, leading to containment by loyal troops, and more soldiers called in to suppress other disorders which the police themselves could

Fortunately, things were calmer at our Annual General Meeting on the 15th of February. Our current officers all offered themselves for re-election, duly approved, and Charles Grene was welcomed as a new member of the committee. Our chairman, Malcolm Lomax, was given a special vote of thanks for all he had done to ensure we had enjoyed another successful year. Our archivist, Dennis Brunsdon, started our forty-third year by reminding us briefly of the club’s history since its inception on the 3rd of February 1976. He highlighted an interesting selection of distinguished speakers, key events, meeting places and places visited, displaying historic photographs. He revealed that the club has had 176 members so far, the majority of the current members adjourning to the Priory Inn for a buffet lunch after the meeting. Unfortunately, our meeting scheduled for the 1st of March had to be cancelled due to bad weather, but we’ll be travelling to sub-zero China, experiencing life in WW2-occupied European countries and unravelling the mystery of Agatha Christie over the next few weeks. We still have some vacancies! Theo Stening, Probus. (504243)

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Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun

Hornetz had a good advocate, who could have saved him from the gallows.

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The cases that I dealt with in the latter part of the 20th Century were small fry in comparison, although I had a penchant for defending dogs, because there was the possibility that a dog could be condemned to death because of “misbehaviour with other animals.” The possible penalty concentrates the mind. My own experience of the furor of Lady Devlin, the Chairman of the Magistrates at Pewsey, was when I brought a black

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and so would frequently invite Sydney to the Police Station, to offer him new clients. A pleasant manner and the ability to hold the attention of the Judiciary in Court is a good start, whereas a shouting and difficult advocate is likely to bring out the worst in everybody. There are occasions, though, when one must stand up to a bullying judge or to a bullying advocate. There was an occasion when Sydney appeared in front of me in Court for an institution and lost but was evidently pleased and applied to me for a job, which he got. Anyway, I would prefer to take a punt on Sydney rather than be condemned to death for sitting in the front row.

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Tetbury Camera Club Tetbury Camera Club take on Allcomers! As any professional sportsman will tell you, there’s not a lot that’s more likely to sharpen the senses than a bit of serious competition, and few things more satisfying than taking the top spot. With this in mind, for a number of years now we’ve taken part in annual competitions with a pair of neighbouring groups of photography enthusiasts from Cirencester and Stroud clubs. Both are larger than Tetbury, with more members to provide images, which means that the odds are a bit against us, so it is good to report that in the first few months of this year it has been a case of “won one and lost one,” with both “battles” marked very closely indeed. We won the first event against Cirencester and were then just

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We were also delighted, last year, to be invited to participate in a contest new to us – the “Tom Crowe Challenge.” Started some years ago by Thornbury Camera Club in honour their former chairman, entry requires clubs to produce pictures to illustrate a number of set subjects by eight different members. This means that it’s a kind of “team competition,” highlighting how good overall competing clubs are – having one or two talented individuals is not enough. For the 2017/2018 Challenge eleven clubs, ranging in location from Bristol to Barry and Tynedale to Tetbury, were invited to compete, with all entries being judged by Sheila Haycox, secretary for eighteen years of the Devon Photo Group - and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. Sheila scored each image out of twenty and gave top marks to pictures that “had something special about them” - an extra ingredient – “the photographer’s input.” One of the highest scoring pictures in the competition was the image here, called “The Last Smoke”. This enigmatic shot scored twenty out of twenty and was taken by one of our members, Liz Cooper from Sherston. It helped us win joint fifth place overall - we tied with north west Bristol. This was an excellent result for a first entry into this contest, especially when you consider how much larger the north west Bristol club is than Tetbury, with access to far more members. (Even though our town seems to be growing at the fastest ever rate at the moment!) One final thought for this month: “You can find inspiration in everything, and if you can’t, look again.” That’s the title of a book written by Paul Smith, one of the country’s foremost fashion designers.

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Mayor’s Piece Firstly - and most importantly… …I must warmly thank those people who braved the recent snow and ice, to check either on their neighbours or on people that they know, to see that all was well and perhaps whether any food shopping or urgent jobs needed doing. It’s good that in times of need our community pulls together, to assist those who may need extra help on a day-to-day basis. I still get asked many questions about Tetbury’s new housing developments, so here are a few of the “frequently asked questions,” with the relevant answers. Will there be more affordable housing in Tetbury? Yes, every housing development in Tetbury, except for Steepleton, has a number of affordable houses included. Both the Highfield Farm and the SIAC development have a good number of affordable homes yet to be released, as does the Bath Road development and the just-started project on Cirencester Road. Will there be Housing Association housing in the future? Yes. A new provider, Merlin, is dealing with the affordable homes on the Highfield Farm development. Developers also offer “easy purchase” schemes for firsttime buyers.

Where will future housing developments in Tetbury take place? There are two planning applications in the planning pipeline. They are on the site between the Tesco Filling Station and Northfield Road and at the Wells Masonry site on Cirencester Road. There, planning permission for new homes has been granted but the developer has proved slow to start.

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How can we get more businesses in Tetbury, so that we don’t just become a “dormitory” town? To a large degree we already are a dormitory town, since employers like Autonumis and SIAC have moved out and their sites have become housing developments. But surrounding us are large employments sites; Dyson in Malmesbury are continually growing, Kemble Airfield has a good number of businesses and so does Babdown Airfield. These locations provide more employment for Tetbury people than ever before. What will the S106 money from the current 900 houses being developed be spent on? We have obtained over £1.5 million from S106 Agreements and these include over 400 affordable homes, The Goods Shed Arts Centre, The Dolphins Hall redevelopment, Sir William Romney’s Sports and Leisure Centre, provision to expand St Mary’s Primary School, provision for the elderly and town centre improvements. Will Tetbury get a bigger, better Doctor’s surgery? Plans for a new surgery are currently being worked on and several

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parcels of land are currently being seriously studied for selection. I hope that a new surgery will be available within three years, but in the meantime the number of G.P.’s working at the existing Romney House Surgery has been increased. If anyone has any more questions regarding future housing developments in our town, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the Town Council Offices. Another opportunity to ask questions about Tetbury will be at the Annual Town Meeting, where the Council and Councillors put themselves in front of the public for questions and comments. This year the meeting will be held at The Dolphins Hall on Wednesday May the 2nd at 7.30 pm. Please come along to pose questions and hear just what the Council has been doing over the last twelve months. Cllr Stephen Hirst, Mayor of Tetbury

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News from St Marys’ Church by a wonderful Easter service which moves from darkness to light, as we discover again the mystery and joy of the resurrection. And we finish up outside again, with lots of bells, bubbly and fireworks. And all this with some great hymns!

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I just hope I’ve got my sermon sorted by Easter morning. It’s a tough one … Easter Day and April Fools both on the same day. How do you deal with that? I only hope my sermon is better than the “hilarious Easter pranks” that are being suggested online. For example, wrapping grapes up in coloured foil to look like little Easter eggs. Oh dear!

Then we have our wonderful service at 10.00 am on Easter morning, Sunday the 1st of April. It includes an Easter Egg Hunt in the churchyard for the children, and Easter craft activities. For the second year we will also have our Easter garden created under the altar. I find it so evocative and moving. Do pop in to see it on Easter morning - or another time. So, I wish you all joy this Eastertide - and I’ll leave you with one thought, courtesy of our lovely Daisy Hinton. She wrote: “We are our own rainbows. Don’t be afraid to show your true colours – people should like you for who you are!” Thank you, Daisy and Happy Easter. With love and prayers, Poppy

Seriously though, do join us for our Easter celebrations. They begin as we light our “Easter Fire” outside church on Saturday the 31st of March at 9.00 pm. This is followed

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Miss Jackson and Mrs Wilson travelled to Ethiopia to meet our new friends and teachers and spent time teaching and learning new things. When they returned back to Tetbury, they told us all about their trip and we were all very excited and eager to hear about their time spent in Africa. They told us all about “injera” – a pancake made from a locally grown cereal called “t’ef,” which is only found in Ethiopia. Other dishes are placed on top of the injera, such as vegetables, stews and spicy sauces, and you tear bits off with your fingers and eat them all together. They also showed us photos and videos of the children from Assai Primary School and told us about their school day. Each morning, the children attend a ‘raising the flag’ ceremony in the school grounds and sing together. It is a great way to start the day! Assai Primary School is very different to St Mary’s as they have blackboards, sit in rows and there are forty-two children in

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Tetbury Civic Society This is the year of our 51st Anniversary! On the 28th of February 1967, at the Town Hall, the Tetbury and District Civic Society came into being, in the presence of over one hundred people who were interested in becoming members. Without going into detail on the many things the society has done or achieved since then, let me say that we are still keeping watch over the towns planning, architecture, heritage and conservation activities, while also continuing to undertake beneficial projects on behalf of the community.

Neighbourhood Plan I have referred to this several times in earlier articles, since over the last three years or so the society has played an important role in

the Neighbourhood Planning team, which was formed to produce the fifteen-year plan for Tetbury and Tetbury Upton. The plan has now been approved by Tetbury Town Council, the Cotswold District Council, the Government Examiner and by an overwhelming vote in favour in a recent public referendum. For those unaware of its contents, why not go to the Library and read through its interesting pages relating to the environment, housing, open space, traffic and much else? The society intend to ensure that its policies and provisions are sensibly upheld.

Historic Plaques The society consider that more plaques should be displayed on certain buildings within the town centre. The purpose of so doing is to help raise its historic profile, both for tourists and for residents. Some ten years ago the society designed, purchased and fixed plaques on some fourteen buildings, all of which had an

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interesting history relating to events and/ or occupancy. Having recently carried out a survey and consulted the records of our many listed buildings, we now feel that at least twelve more buildings, structures and pathways could be commemorated. The Town Council is supportive of this idea and have generously agreed some financial assistance – and the History of Tetbury Society will also be assisting with information from their archives. Investigative work has already begun, involving the seeking of agreement from property owners and considering the written content, design and manufacture of the plaques. The activities of the Civic Society involve time being devoted to matters which are interesting to the members. This especially applies to the time given by the Executive Committee, which would welcome additional support. If any reader wishes to know more about membership, please ring me on 01666 505231 and I will be happy to help. Roy Angell, Chairman, Tetbury Civic Society

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Tetbury in Bloom rotted manure and over-planting with summer bedding. We are still taking orders for our summer hanging baskets which comprise easy-care, trailing begonias in pink, red, orange and apricot shades - or you can choose baskets which comprise a selection of vibrant trailing geraniums. They will be delivered to your door by arrangement during the first week in June, all you need to do is to install them, water them regularly and give them the occasional feed. Details can be found in our ad, opposite, or on our website www. tetburyinbloom.org.uk

The Joy of Tulips When I was very young I remember my parents taking my sister and me to the tulip gardens at Keukenhof, in the Netherlands. Perhaps that is where my love of these bright blousy flowers comes from? When I think of Keukenhof, I think of tulips planted in dramatic drifts of the same colour and variety, perhaps interspersed with hyacinths. Personally, I much prefer Tetbury in Bloom’s mix of varieties, heights, shapes and colours, for those of us with more modest gardens and open spaces to care for. Nowhere can the displays of tulips be better seen than in the flowerbeds around the town, which are also planted with different

coloured foliage shrubs and perennials all bursting into life again after a long cold winter. For example, the coppery coloured new growth of the spiraea “gold flame,” the dark leafed heucheras, the bright yellow variegated leaves of the euonymus and the fresh new growth of the evergreen choisyas; they all compliment the brilliant colours of the tulips and offer a promise of warmer weather from now onwards. We leave the bulbs in situ from year-toyear, we just remove the deadheads so the tulip doesn’t waste energy trying to make seed. In June, we remove all foliage, before mulching with a mix of compost and well-

All profits raised help go towards Tetbury in Bloom projects. If you purchased our hanging baskets last summer and still have the empty containers, we’d really appreciate their return as soon as possible please, so we can re-use them this year. Just get in touch with Sue Hirst on 504213 to arrange collection. We’re also still looking for people to open their gardens for the Tetbury Open Gardens Day on Sunday the 29th of July. If you think you might like to open your garden this year, then please contact Sue Hirst on 504213, so she can come and talk to you and explain what the day entails. Liz Farnham, Tetbury in Bloom

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History of Tetbury Society The HOTS meeting on the 1st of March was “snowed off!” Our Chairman, Jane Haines, decided to cancel the meeting “with a heavy heart.” It means our AGM will be held a month late this year, but the reports have been circulated and the officers expected to be re-elected. The talk about the “Battle of Nibley Green” will be re-scheduled to a later meeting. With no meeting to report you may find a snippet from our archives interesting. It is taken from an original Tetbury Advertiser issued in March of 1889, but it reprints an extract from a book published in 1770, so it gives an impression of Tetbury and Long Newnton from about 250 years ago: ‘Tetbury is a tolerable good town pleasantly situated on a rising ground. The houses in general are near and handsome; but there

is a great scarcity of water, the inhabitants being obliged to fetch it from wells and brooks at a considerable distance. The market house is in a good condition, and great quantities of yarn are sold at it weekly by the poor people, who, in return take

wool and such necessaries as they are in want of. The church is a venerable Gothic structure, and in it are several handsome monuments. Here is a free school, and an almshouse for eight poor people; and at the end of the town is a very high bridge of considerable length, half of which is in Wiltshire. The government of this town is vested in a bailiff, who is chosen annually and assisted by some of the principal inhabitants. The weekly market is on Wednesday; and the town is distant from London 99 miles.’ ‘Near Tetbury are the remains of Beverston Castle, formally called Bureston, from the number of blue stones found near it. A little to the north of Malmesbury is another village, called Newton, or Long Newton. It is pleasantly situated, and commands an advantageous prospect of Malmesbury church, as also of Charleton House and park, where the Earls of Berkshire had a seat before the civil wars, when it was demshotolished by the soldiers. At the upper end of the village was the seat of Sir Giles Estcourt, lord of the manor. It is said that this village was built instead of one that stood near it a little higher in the fields; and this is confirmed by the foundation of houses being frequently discovered by the plough. The old ones being destroyed by fire, the inhabitants rebuilt it on the present spot, from whence it received the name Newton or New Town.’ The way the wool trade operated in the •market hall is interesting. The church referred to is the original St. •Marys’ that was demolished in 1777. Long Newnton was in Wiltshire until •1930. not have a copy of an etching •thatWeisdoreferred to in that Advertiser. The illustration shown is dated 1807.

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We shall shortly be opening the train carriage, since Will Cook and his hard-working gang have spent all their spare time bringing this Finnish carriage up to scratch. Half will be used to host various workshops and small training sessions, so if you are looking to run craft lessons, or if maybe you are a local artist, poet or music teacher, we want to hear from you. The other part of the carriage will run in conjunction with the Whistle Stop Café, which will be starting up again soon after its winter break.

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But our biggest news Is that our cinema is now up and running! We launched on the 22nd of March with the movie “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” During the school holidays we will also be showing movies in the afternoon for a younger audience, including, (we hope,) “Coco.” For now, we will be showing films every Thursday at 7.00 pm, (doors open at 6.30 pm). Do get in touch and let us know if there is a film you want to see, or if perhaps you would like to volunteer helping these events run smoothly? Roles include: manning the Box Office, serving refreshments, and Projectionist/Technician. This April we have something for everyone, whether it’s tribute band “Wrong Jovi,” music from Tetbury’s very own Community Choir, or “Iron and Oak,” featuring local musician Heather Bristow. For both children and grown-ups alike, “Little Howards Big Show for Kids” promises a great afternoon of fun and laughter. We present “Watching Out” by the Everyman Theatre, and a weekend when we have a series of events with acclaimed pianist William Howard, starting with “In Love with the Piano” in the morning of Saturday 21st. That afternoon, join William as he explores Chopin’s 4th Ballade. A Recital follows on the Sunday when William presents a programme of romantic piano works before finishing off on the Monday with an event aimed primarily at Year Ten pupils, but suitable for all ages, as he performs a selection of short piano works spanning a range of styles, discussing the distinctive features of each piece before inviting comments and questions from the audience. We are grateful to Tetbury Audi, Renishaw and Tetbury Music Festival for their sponsorship, allowing us to offer free entry to some of William’s performances Our latest Art Exhibition is called “Close Encounters,” presented by renowned Photographer Mark Fairhurst. Mark has photographed the great, the good and even the Royal over the years and brings together for the first time a collection of his photographic portraits, featuring some of the most recognisable faces on the planet. Visit www.shed-arts.co.uk - or sign up to receive our regular newsletters, to keep up to date. Kathryn Limoi, Arts Centre Administrator

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Sir William Romney’s School Spelling Bee Finalists Over the last few months, all Sir William Romney Y7 students have been taking part in the National Languages Spelling Bee competition. As the school’s champions, Chandra Andrews, Kitty Harris and Marjiya Rahman went on to represent the school at last night’s regional finals. They had to spell as many French words as possible in under one minute. The words are randomly selected from a list of 150 words. The competition was grueling, having to face many schools from the entire South West, and although they did not progress to the Cambridge University national finals, Chandra, Kitty and Marjiya gave their best performance on the night and came very close. We are so proud of them! Our Y8 champions (Iola Hillicker and Lucie Dannemann-Scott) will be taking on the Spanish Translation Bee competition regional finals in Westminster University in June. Bring it on…

residential and tournament in March, and despite the near-arctic weather conditions, not only played outstanding netball but also enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities. Many congratulations to our Y10 girls, who achieved first place and to our Y7 team who came third in their respective competitions. Our talented Year 8 team also played some superb netball

throughout the entire weekend. All our players showed both great collaboration and resilience, to be competing in sub-zero conditions. A special thank you also to Mrs Brown and Miss Baldwin who organised the residential and enjoyed the weekend with all our netball players. Jon Bell, Sir William Romney’s School

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Priory Inn Blog The Priory had a challenging week after the snow,

The kitchen refurb aligned with the introduction of our newly formatted spring menu. Having got to know many of the regular faces visiting us at The Priory, we knew we wanted to make sure our menu had food that everyone would love. Whether it was a light lunch, a classic fish and chips or one of our signature pizza wood-oven pizzas you fancied, this menu was designed by our chefs not to disappoint. The menu also features daily specials, depending on what’s in season, local, and tasting delicious. We also wanted to continue our commitment to having a huge focus on the province of ingredients, working with the very best local suppliers of the region.

With our hand-stretched mozzarella from Godsell’s in Leonard Stanley, local leaf grown by Ros over at Adeline Farm, and our Butcher Jesse Smith’s only up the road, these are just a few of our amazing suppliers, delivering us great, local produce every day. We are also excited to be updating and creating our website to feature a food blog, as we pride ourselves on being real foodies. With write-ups and photographs from visits to our local farms and suppliers, we want to encourage more to people to shop locally and to create and share recipes that can accompany these great ingredients available to you on your doorstep. Stay tuned for more! Lucy Carpenter, The Priory Inn

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Who better to tell a story for this month’s CelebraeStory than local singer-songwriter Heather? No stranger to conveying a story well, Heather will be reading Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree’ which is a beautiful story that can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages on a variety of levels. This is a free event on Monday 9th April at 11.00 am and includes a follow-up family activity. Everyone welcome. Another treat on offer this month is a Comic Workshop with local comic book artist, Kevin Painter. Learn how to develop your stories in a comic book/graphic novel

We learn about stories and language right from birth and the library’s Baby Bounce and Rhyme can help new parents do this. Wednesdays 2.15 to 2.45 – all welcome.

As One Ltd Theatre Company telling Mary Anning’s story to Yr3 &4 children from St Mary’s Primary School.

Many thanks to everyone who brought in boxes for a recent library activity. We are now collecting old comics, but please note, our intention is that these will be cut up and used in a craft activity, so don’t bring in your prized vintage Beanos! Thanks also to those kind people who returned and picked up library books for their neighbours during the recent heavy snow. Tetburians have a wonderful sense of community, (as well as enjoying a good ‘weather’ story!) Tetbury Library will be closed for the Easter weekend, opening as usual for plenty of stories on Tuesday the 3rd April. Kylie, Linda, Liz & Sophie, Tetbury Library

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became so wicked. It looks at “another side” of Oz and is effectively a prequel to the famous tale. This was a truly colourful performance, the scenery and the costumes were wonderful, and it was a very uplifting show. Some of our coach party did not attend the show but had a trip to Bristol to shop or visit friends. If you see details of any of our trips, do contact the committee if you just want the coach ride. Our March outing was to the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, which is a lovely old ornate theatre. We left Tetbury in

the morning, so we could shop and lunch, which makes for a great day out. The performance we saw was “Pressure,” which is a thriller about the planning for the D-Day landings and how vital it was to know the weather in advance, in order that the plans were possible and to ensure that thousands of servicemen were not killed before they had even landed. The acting was superb. The cast was headed by David Haig and included Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers, but the whole cast were amazing, and everyone gave a very slick performance. In April the Theatre Group is going to The Water Mill at Newbury to see The Rivals, which is a comedy by Richard Sheridan and in May we are going on a day trip to Malvern for a matinee performance of “This House,” which is from the National Theatre and West End. If you are interested in joining the group, membership is £8.00 per family for a year. Should you wish to know more about us, please phone Helen Price (Chairman) on 01666 503187 or Lin Ashby (Treasurer) on 01666 505029. Celia Bayes, Tetbury Theatre Group

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Westonbirt School’s 90th Birthday There has been a house on the site of Westonbirt School since at least the 13th Century, and Westonbirt is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1066, when Lord Ednoth lived at the Manor. Beyond this, there is little information about the house until 1665, when Westonbirt House came into the Holford family as Richard Holford married the young heiress of the estate, Sarah. From then on, six generations of Holford’s owned and managed the estate for over 250 years. The first three generations did not live at Westonbirt but married and made their homes in London. There, they worked as lawyers, managing the estate as absentee landlords. Their wealth was greatly increased by their lucrative jobs as “Masters in Chancery,” and by investments in property and shares. In 1823, Sir Richard’s great grandson George Peter Holford retired to the new house which had replaced the original manor house at Westonbirt. Together with his son, Robert Stayner Holford, they laid out new gardens and planted the first trees, in 1829; this later became

Westonbirt Arboretum. At the age of 30, Robert inherited the estate - and in 1864 he employed architect Lewis Vulliamy to design and build the grand country house at Westonbirt that still stands today. Robert’s son George Lindsay Holford inherited from his father in 1892 but died in 1926. That year, Westonbirt House was listed for sale in The Times newspaper. It was not a financially secure time, being less than ten years from the end of World War 1, and there was an economic recession looming. Even Lord Rothschild considered Westonbirt House to be too expensive for him to run. There was a real possibility that it might have to be pulled down, just as many other Victorian mansions were at that time. Thankfully, there was a charity at the time called “The Martyrs Memorial Trust,” which was actively seeking potential properties to convert into boarding schools. The

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Reverend Percy Warrington, a Trustee and Vicar of Monkton Coombe near Bath, was advised if its availability. In August 1927, he was persuaded to have a look at Westonbirt House and was bowled over when he saw it. Three weeks later he signed the contract for it to become a girls’ boarding school. The trust paid £25,000 for the site – around one twentieth of what it had cost to build, some 55 years earlier. The news was reported in the local press in 1927. On 11th May this year, Westonbirt School is to celebrate its 90th birthday, having opened its doors on 11th May 1928. The house itself will be 150 years old in 2018. Westonbirt School is celebrating this auspicious milestone with the publication of a full colour commemorative book and a grand gala evening to be held at the school on 11th May 2018. Any readers who might wish to purchase a book or attend the gala evening please email 90years@ westonbirt.org.

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Charitable Trust. Much-loved father and husband Mark Townsend of Avening lost his battle with depression in November 2014 and following his death his family and close friends set up a trust to help others battling depression. Please help us support the important work of this trust by buying raffle tickets or dropping a few pennies in one of our collection boxes dotted around town, and of course by coming along on the day if you can. It was great to have such interest in the youth races in 2017 and we hope to see Tetbury Youth Rugby back to defend their title, as well as other youth teams who feel they’d like to challenge them! The Woolsack Auction also returns will be held at the Snooty Fox on Sunday the 27th of May. There will be a delicious lunch and the opportunity to bid on a range of great prizes! All are welcome to bid in the auction and sealed bids will be accepted if you are unable to attend on the day. For more information about the lunch or about bidding on the auction please speak to Richard at the Snooty Fox. Bootcamp is back, with Phil Seal ready to take people through their paces. Even if you are not planning to run you are

welcome to join in with this opportunity to shape up and to try out a great fitness class. They will be held on Wednesday evenings on Millennium Green starting in early May, in the run up to the big event. Please see our website for updates nearer the time.

We are a very small team of volunteers and would welcome support with the lead-up and on the day itself. Ways in which you could help include, but are not limited to(!) - Flyer delivery, raffle ticket sales, setting up barriers, litter clearance, barrier removal, meeting and greeting runners, and help manning the course. You may well have some great ideas of your own. Please feel free to get in touch by email or come to a committee meeting at the Snooty Fox, details of which are announced through our Facebook page or our website. We don’t bite - and coming to the meeting does not commit you to endless hours of work… Promise! If any youth organisations would be able to offer a small group of helpers or helpers on a rota that would be fantastic! Individuals and groups alike, please get in touch via the email tetburywoolsack@gmail.com Most importantly of all please come and support this wonderful event and help us raise lots of money for a really worthwhile local charity. The Woolsack Race Committee

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And now for some more cold case files:

Tetbury Police Museum

“Beating a boy,” 1847 mourners. On looking round he saw that she had fallen down over a grave. She was drunk.

After the boy had made his statement to the bench, the defendant called a witness who contradicted it, and said that the boy had made use of some very improper language towards Mr Sly, which induced him to give him a few stripes with a small stick, by way of wholesome correction. The magistrates, therefore, decided on dismissing the case.

Source: Wilts & Glos Standard December 26th 1908. John Silvester, Hon Curator, Tetbury Police Museum curator@tetbury.gov.uk

He afterwards spoke to her and told her not to follow the mourners. This evidence was corroborated by Mr C. Cull, the clerk officiating at the funeral. Defendant was fined 5 shillings. This was her 39th appearance before the Bench.

Source: Wilts & Gloucester Standard. Tuesday June 29th 1847. Courtesy of Paul Best, former special constable.

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After a lot of hard work, we are finally to get a new display board to be fixed immediately behind our side gate a “Banksy-style” image of a copper. Look out for it when you’re passing. Plans are also in hand to restore the external staircase to the old police station, which used to be used for prisoners to be taken from the cells up to the courtroom on the first floor. We will update you on progress.

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At Tetbury Petty Sessions on Wednesday 16th June before Colonel Kingscote, W. M. Paul, Esq and J. M. Woods, Esq., Thomas Sly of Didmarton, harness maker, appeared to a summons to answer to the complaint of Edward Weaver, of Didmarton, a boy about 12 years of age, who charged the defendant with assaulting and beating him.

“Drunk in churchyard,” 1908 At the Tetbury Petty Sessions before A. C. Mitchell, Esq., chairman, and T. S. Crew Esq, an old offender, Annie Wood appeared. Annie Wood, now of Avening, but formerly of Tetbury, was summoned by Mr Frederick Cull for drunkenness in St Saviour’s churchyard. Prosecutor said that on the 9th inst. as, in his capacity of undertaker, he was conducting a funeral in St Saviour’s churchyard, the defendant was there standing behind the

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Tetbury Art Society In March, Robin James gave us a fascinating talk about mosaics Robin has an unusual background for one of our demonstrators - she has two degrees and started her working career in a role in the community. Her earlier artwork was centred on textiles, colour and form, but through working with children, she became interested in mosaics.

On display were a large quantity of materials and tools, as well as samples of her work such as the “Leaping Fish” in the picture. Robin methodically talked her way through using backing materials and adhesives, and the mosaic materials that may be used, such as tiles, pebbles, shells, slate, glass and even buttons. When working with children, they have even brought along bits of Lego and “Minions” for her to embed in a mosaic! She also covered the processes involved - either starting with the backing and adding cement, tiles and grouting or else starting with the tiles face-down and adding grouting and then cement, which is left to cure. Adding an upper layer of pieces extending over the frame helps give the work some depth. Robin’s work includes a outdoor pieces, and she has produced large (twelve-metre!) mosaic, in Norway.     We were advised that there are potential problems with outdoor mosaics and that,   for instance, water can get into pieces of broken crockery if they’re used. Robin also told   us that the cycle of wet, cold and frost, followed by drying, tends to damage glazes. Whilst there was not time for a full demonstration, we were shown how to break up a tile to produce fragments and how to use “nippers” to shape a piece for use.

Looking forward, on Wednesday the 4th of April Ray Hedger will give an oil painting demonstration and on the 2nd of May, Brian Jones will give a wood carving

demonstration. Over the long Early Spring Holiday weekend, we will hold our Spring Exhibition in the Market Hall. More information on the Society’s activities can be found on our website www. tetburyartsociety.org.uk or phone me on 01666-502909 or Barry Barnes on 01666503926. We meet on the evening of the first Wednesday of most months in St Michael’s Hall, Silver Street, at 7:30 pm. You will find that we are a friendly group, welcoming those interested in art whatever level they have reached. Michael Kingham, Tetbury Art Society

 

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Ronan’s Trust is a small Gloucestershire charity that supports bereaved families, providing nurture and support through gardening and being creative together. We provide opportunities for bereaved families and individuals to work together on the land, on allotments and through seasonal gardening and craft events. Working together on the land and through crafts offers the opportunity for people to create friendships and reduce stress. Ronan’s Trust is for anyone who has suffered a close bereavement - the loss of a partner, sibling, child or parent or close friend. We have a calendar of events on offer throughout the year as well as local allotment groups and craft groups to join. Our Tetbury Bereavement Support Gardening group are starting their planting again at our allotment at Close Nursery if you would like to come along and join in they meet once a fortnight on Thursday afternoons. We also run our Bereavement Support craft group at Close Nursery and quarterly flowerarranging sessions; we hope to be adding more nature-inspired crafts soon. Our events run throughout the year and we have a mix of all ages coming along from a wide area to join us for our walks and workshops. For all our events you can book online via our website www.ronanstrust.org email ronanstrust.org@gmail.com or telephone 07757 710616 Emma Tyer, Ronan’s Trust

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Tetbury WI At the end of January, we went to Bath theatre to see some modern and traditional Tango. Tango is almost balletic in its grace and we were very enthusiastic about the performance - it cheered up a winter evening consider. Also in that month, some of our members went to the GFWI ACM in Cheltenham to hear Michael Portillo speak; they were very impressed by his eloquence and how at ease he was with his audience. In February our speaker was the Gloucester poet, Peter Wyton, who appealed to those of us who enjoy verse. Socially, we also enjoyed an excellent Italian lunch at Casa. Our annual New Members’ Evening, held in February, is an informal occasion where we are able to get to know more about each other - the new ladies who have joined in the preceding year and the committee. Our monthly coffee mornings are taking place as usual. The next one will be on April the 23rd at 10.30 am in the Snooty Fox. Please come and join us if you’d like to know more about us. At our recent March meeting we welcomed Emma Tyer, who spoke about the charity she has set up in remembrance of her husband. This is called Ronan’s Trust and it owns allotments where bereaved people can come together for company and to share their love of gardening.

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Patient Participation Group Urgent Care and Centres of Excellence Four times a year the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosts a network meeting for the PPG chairs, where new information about services is shared. At the recent meeting in February we were told of several new initiatives.

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Having access to our online medical records has been welcomed by many people. Once you get your special password and instructions from the surgery, it is easier to book appointments online than ring the surgery. You can also order and manage your prescriptions, check test results and read your medical record. RHS has been using “Systmonline,” but integration with Cirencester means we will be switching to “EMIS.” This will allow everyone across

As the government hasn’t found enough change down the back of their sofa, the NHS has to develop a new plan for meeting the needs of patients for the next 20 years. The CCG is told what they have to do by NHS England, but they have some leeway in how they do things. The Clinical Advice and Assessment Service (CAAS) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) are being mandated from the top, so the CCG must have them. But that doesn’t mean that these are not useful developments. There is enough “wiggle room” for the CCG to make sure that these new initiatives take into consideration the local area and patients. To support this NHS 111 will be developed further, both online and via telephone, which will direct patients to the right place for the right treatment at the right time.

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Tetbury Footpath Group Tetbury Walks “Festival Weekend” – and a new walking season begins April comes, and after a late and hard reminder of winter, we are all looking forward to a real feel of spring. The Footpath Group looks forward to a new season of walks in the countryside around Tetbury. We walk on Tuesdays until the end of October and welcome new members - for more information please see the contact details below or come on one of the walks in the program, having first contacted the leader in advance, please. An innovation for this year is the “Tetbury Walks Festival,” with six walks led by members taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 27th, 28th and 29th of April. All are welcome, but we will particularly welcome walkers from outside the Tetbury area and those who are not already members. We are looking forward to introducing visitors to the pleasures of walking in the area around Tetbury. Festival walks are free of charge and children are welcome when accompanied by an adult; no booking is necessary - just turn up, but please no dogs, other than registered assistance dogs. As usual, The Festival walks also all start from the free Goods Shed long-stay car park.

south of the town looking at many aspects of the town’s history. It is easy walking and should take about 1.5 hours.

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Tetbury Walks Festival, Sunday 29/04/18, 11.00 am. Length: 5.00 m, 8.00 km, Level: A, Leader: Nigel 503076, Walk No.4, “Parks and Rides”, walk through lovely horsey parkland to a pretty village and return via a secluded valley. Bring a packed lunch if you wish, although there is the opportunity stop at a pub for drinks.

Tetbury Walks Festival, Saturday 28/04/18, 2.00 pm. Length: 6 m, 9.5 km, Level: A, Leader: Ian 502939, Walk No.1, “Wander around the Farms”, a relatively easy circular walk - use an old coach road and see farms and farmland north of Tetbury. Tetbury Walks Festival, Sunday 29/04/18, 10.00 am. Length: 6.50 m, 10.50 km, Level: A, Leader: John S 504430, Walk No.6, “Hare and Hounds”, A relatively easy circular walk - down quiet country lanes to an old coaching inn and Highgrove, returning

Tetbury Walks Festival, Sunday 29/04/18, 2.00 pm. Length: 4.00 m, 6.50 km, Level: A, Leader: John B, 505777, Walk No.2, “Tetbury’s Lung.” An easy circular walk through Preston Park to Little Lark Hill and back via Long Newnton. Ian Thomas, Tetbury and District Footpath Group Email: tetburydfootgp@gmail.com Facebook: TetburyWalkers

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Although we are a small school, clubs are an important part of school life… … and there are plenty for the children to choose from at Leighterton. Many of the children love sports and the first club each week is our Running Club. This is very popular with all the children and they run around our lovely school grounds. During the session, some of them run several kilometres and all try their very best. Another popular club is our Dance Club which is run by Sarah, from ‘Dazzle’ and the older children love our recently introduced

love; they’ve been making secret book boxes using containers that look like books, and decorating them so they can be disguised, filled and hidden on a book shelf. Lots of children attend Construction Club, building using kits and “junk.”

after school Yoga Club. They find it very relaxing and say it is a good way to calm down and reflect on their day. We also run a Hockey Club - practising skills and playing matches against each other. Craft Club is another club that the children

Many older children run clubs for the younger children. They plan what they will be doing during each session and organise resources and time. This term we have a group of leading Fun and Games Club. The children play a variety of games, including board games. They have also been making things and last week they created book marks and “fortune tellers.” Another group of Year 6 children are leading a Coding Club for the children in Haymead and Ridge classes. They are working on programs such as “Scratch” on the laptops, to find out how coding works. The club members work on challenges, and are planning on exploring a program called “Kodu” to write simple games. Breakfast Club runs in school from 7.30 am each morning. The children are given breakfast and can socialise and play with their friends before they go into class. After School Club is also popular and runs from the end of the school day until 6.00 pm. The children have a range of planned activities to choose from, or they may choose their own. They are also given a snack.

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Dolphins Dramatic Society Oh, my goodness, how time flies! Just two weeks and it will be curtain up on “Abigail’s Party.” Our Director Helen Ryder and all the cast have been rehearsing tirelessly and as such, Amelia Frederico, Ian Smith, Martin Porter, Jackie Rymer and Carla Gallagher have taken on the persona of the characters, they are truly amazing, so the play is as near to the original as amateur dramatic society could possibly get. As one would expect a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to produce such a challenging production and this one is no exception. Rick Hicks has been in charge of making furniture - 70’s style shelving unit with the drop down bar space. As usual, Anne Smith, Jenny Miles and Ian Smith have constructed papered and painted an authentic set and to ensure the production is shown in the best possible light, David Hudson will be beating his usual track from Cornwall to Tetbury to work his special magic. So do come and see for yourselves

and have a brilliant night out; there is a well stocked bar! The dates are 12 – 14 April, 7.30 pm curtain up. Mike Leigh, who wrote and directed this play was born in Salford on 20 February 1943, the son of a doctor, and educated at Salford Grammar School before gaining a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1960. He then went on to further his craft with spells at Camberwell

School of Arts and Crafts, the Central School of Art and Design, and the London Film School. After completing his studies in acting, Mike Leigh found himself drawn more to writing and directing, which is a relief as otherwise Abigail’s Party and the many incredible plays and films he is responsible for would not exist. Abigail’s Party is one of the most iconic plays of the 20th century, thanks partly to the BBC’s now-legendary ‘Play for Today’ series, which in 1977 launched it as a comedic tour-de-force and imprinted it on the English national psyche; it’s as popular today as it was in 1977. So, indulge yourself in nostalgia and go back 41 years. Take part in Abigail’s Party by joining the Dolphins Dramatic Society for a night of sophistication that will include 70’s favourites such as cheese and pineapple on a stick! Terri White, Dolphins Dramatic Society

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Girlguiding The Rainbows have been having fun learning about different sports… …from the winter Olympics - and even trying some themselves. With some creativity and imagination, they enjoyed cardboard skiing, an ice luge and peg skiers racing downhill. World Book Day prompted them to talk about their favourite books. They had great fun acting out “The Gruffalo” then making up their own stories and we will also be having a go at writing our own books. The 2nd Tetbury Brownies have been doing their Science Investigator badge. The girls have taken part in experiments, made indicators from blueberries and grape juice, made fizzing bath bombs and slime, and constructed buildings out of spaghetti, marshmallows and giant polydrons. After donating mince pies, chocolate coins,

selection boxes and everyday items to the Food Bank, they have received a letter of thanks and an invitation to visit the distribution centre in Cirencester.

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Alongside this they have been undertaking a more light-hearted activity and have prepared two pantomimes to present to their parents. They were lucky to have had a visit from Izzy, a past member who has recently been studying stage make-up. Great fun was had, and some exciting faces appeared! The 2nd Tetbury Guides are going to be regenerated when six girls transfer from the Monday to the Wednesday unit. If you are aged 10 – 14 and are interested in joining Guides there are lots of spaces on a Wednesday. As always more leaders are needed too – don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more and join in the fun! Sue Doidge, Girlguiding Tetbury District Commissioner girlguidingtetbury@gmail.com

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Summer Show and Parade Yes, I know it’s not till August - Sunday the 12th of August to be exact… …but there are exciting things happening and it is important you all know well in advance so that you can plan for the event! As always there will be the wonderful Flower Show aspect of the day with the big white marquee displaying fabulous flowers, vegetables, cakes and craft exhibits. The entry forms for these will be at Tetbury Hardware or online from 1st June. On the recreation ground there will be a plethora of stalls organised by Kathryn Lemoi and a wide variety of activities arranged by Penny and Nigel Dobson. All this, plus a variety of food and drink to ensure you keep up your energy levels. The Parade will take place once again – this will be its fifth year - and because it has grown much larger there now has to be a road closure to ensure that the participants are safe from the general traffic. The majority of those who live and trade in Long Street have already received a letter stating the date and time, but just in case the note has gone astray please note that the road will be closed on Sunday the 12th of August from 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm.

Photo courtesy K. Farnham This year we will be reviving the fancy dress section thank to the generosity of Hayley Ogden from Capelli, who is sponsoring the event. Entrants will also take part in The Parade and their outfits will be judged at the recreation ground by Summer Show President Ken White and our very generous sponsor Hayley. There will be three theme categories: 3 – 5 years - Super Heroes 6 – 9 years - Film Characters 10 – 14 years - 1918 military theme, or fashion of the era (to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1.) And, of course, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category will be awarded £25, £15 and £5 respectively. Participants will need

to complete an entry form and these can be picked up from either Capelli or Tetbury Town Council also from 1st of June and returned no later than Monday July the 2nd. Let’s make the Summer Parade bigger than ever! Take part either with your children, organisation or representing your business. Last year Capelli came as the Land Army Girls and Boxer paraded many of their vehicles, plus the Eggsplorer Wacky Race cart. Tetbury Town Council entered their truck “Hawaiian style,” with staff and councillors dressed for the occasion. The Goods Shed, Food Bank, Running Club and Dramatic Society all came too - so come on and give it a go! Give me a call on 01666 504189. Terri White, Tetbury Summer Show & Parade

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We take our singing very seriously and yet we always manage to combine this with a huge amount of fun and our rehearsal sessions are never dull, thanks in no small part to Richard George, our Musical Director. Having witnessed Richard’s impression of a seal whilst rehearsing “The Seal Lullaby”, we are not able to easily forget it!

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Tetbury Community Choir is always pleased to welcome new members and if you would like to see and hear what we are all about, then why not come along to our next concert? We will be presenting a wide variety of music and have also the added bonus of

First sessions are free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! We practice on Monday evenings at the Goods Shed, 7pm to 9pm; £5 per session, payable as you go.

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This year the Feoffees and the Thirteen are planning to hold their Annual Town Community Barbecue on the Millennium Green on the 29th of June at 6.00 pm. For those of you who are new to the town or have never attended before, this is a free of charge community event, which gives an opportunity to meet your friends old and new, and to enjoy a burger or hotdog. Just bring a blanket, chair, drinks and yourselves – everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you all there!

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This month Scouting celebrated “International Women’s Day,” and our commitment to creating a better, more gender-equal world. It also reminded us of the many fantastic women who help Scouting locally – so thank you Adele, Jean, Katie and Sheena for all of the work over the last year!

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Wacky Races With just a few weeks remaining before the seventh running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races event, the club can advise that all arrangements are going well for this hugely popular event, and that fifteen teams have already signed up. Guaranteed to give thrills and spills, (and on ocassion a bruise or two,) the event will take place on Bank Holiday Monday the 7th of May, this year.

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The other new initiative will be the introduction of a ramp on the course. However, for those who lack the courage to face this challenge, there will be an “escape option” – although this will be likely to result in a slower time. In regard to commercial stalls, for which application forms can be downloaded from the web page, only very limited opportunities remain so if you are interested, please contact saxon-wackyraces2016@ outlook.com as soon as possible, or you may be unlucky. There has also been a very significant response from companies wanting to support this event by paying to display company banners on the course or by taking an advert in the programme. Again if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity and display your business to a huge crowd of spectators, please use the e-mail address for Saxon. Happy Racing! The Wacky Races Committee

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News from Christ Church Dear Friends, I have had many a moment, transcendent in nature, where I feel deeply connected to something bigger than myself. I expect you have, too. I often think in church life we spend too much time indoors, so I was delighted to discover a thing called “Forest Church.” Forest Church is what happens when a group of people meet in the great outdoors, to explore our relation to God within creation itself. It is a newish expression of worship which draws on much older traditions, when sacred places and practices were outside. You might be familiar with Forest School and there is plenty of evidence that spending time in the open air is good for our physical and mental well-being. Forest Church is open to all ages, and is not “just for kids,” but really can bring folk of all ages together. It can take a range of forms; going on meditative walks, making outdoor labyrinths or making pictures and sculptures from natural materials we find around us. I think of it as church “getting your hands dirty.” Often local stories of the land are celebrated and valued. We are looking to explore this, and to that end we are inviting Reverend Cate Williams, the Diocesan Missioner, to come and give an introduction to Forest Church. The date has yet to be confirmed, but it will be in April! Cate has got quite a bit of experience of leading forest church groups, and I am sure hers will be an inspirational introduction to the subject. Best wishes, Noel1 Sharp, 530212 Pat testing:Layout 17/1/12

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Isidore will join priests and parishioners from throughout the Clifton Diocese for the Celebration of the Chrism Mass in Clifton Cathedral. Bishop Declan will Bless the Oils of Catechumens, Chrism and the Sick, to be used in each parish throughout the year. On Maundy Thursday we recall the washing of the feet of the disciples, before the celebration of the Last Supper when Jesus offered up His Body and Blood. The Passion of Good Friday we recall the Crucifixion when Jesus died on the cross to save us. Easter Sunday, we Celebrate Jesus’s Resurrection; children look forward

May I take this opportunity on behalf of our Parish Priest Fr Isidore Obi and the Parishioners of St Michael’s, to wish you all God’s Blessing this Easter. Elaine Wright, Parish Administrator, St Michael’s Catholic Church

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Well - back to spring. When the sun has come out it has been lovely in the longer evenings. A couple of weeks ago, I arrived at St Peter’s Church in Cirencester and just sat in my car for a few minutes, listening to the birds tweeting. The sun was shining, and as I walked along the path from the drive there were snowdrops in the ground. It felt good to be in spring! Since the beginning of the year we have held a Quiz evening, a cake stall and an Irish night. We have further events planned in the months after Easter. Each year we fundraise for parish refurbishment, local charities, “Achieve Africa” and CAFOD. Achieve Africa is a charity in Nigeria set up by Fr Isidore a few years ago. Last year you may recall that Fr Isidore raised money for the charity by taking part in the Wool Sack race on Bank Holiday Monday.

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