Tetbury Advertiser February 2019

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February 2019

A Lion Sheep

Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

ished 1974

A Royal Visit

Leighterton Primary School

A Penguin’s view

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Established 1974

Thecosy Weighbridge Inn Why not up to our Home of the famous warm fire this winter? "2 in 1" pie The Weighbridge Inn is a real, old-fashioned Cotswolds country pub. Dogs and children are welcome and there is a stunning garden to the rear with plenty of parking available. Located between Nailsworth and Minchinhampton, the pub is famous for its “2in1” pies. This is a unique dish of the filling of your choice on one side topped with mouth-wateringly crumbly pastry and accompanied by delicious cauliflower cheese on the other. However, the award winning Chef, Toby Refoy, also ensures a variety of weekly seasonal specials and home-made desserts are always available with four local real ales and a great wine selection to accompany them

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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.

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Tetbury Council “Drop-In” sessions Please see the advertisement in this issue 1st February – “Senior Winter Nets” 7.00 pm at SWR Leisure with the Cricket Club 2nd February - Ninebarrow Folk Duo 8.00 pm at the Goods Shed, details inside 7th February - Charles Townley speaks to “HOTS” 7.30 pm at Christ Church 7th February – “Disobedience” (15) Film 7.30 pm at the Goods Shed, details inside 8th February - Clare Hammond, Pianist 7.30 pm at the Goods Shed, details inside 9th February - Children’s Story Season 10.30 am weekly, Tetbury Library 13th February - Tetbury Art Society AGM Contact details available in this issue 13th February - “Quest for Beauty” Talk 7.30 pm at the Goods Shed, details inside 14th February – “A Star is Born” (15) Film 7.30 pm at the Goods Shed, details inside 20th February - Writers at The Goods Shed 7.00 pm with Michael Bartholomew Biggs 21st February – “I, Tonya” (15) Film 7.30 pm at the Goods Shed, details inside 23rd February - Garden Design Workshop 10.00 am - 4.00 pm at the Goods Shed 24th February – “iSingPop Celebrate” 4.00 pm at St Mary’s School Hall with TACT 24th February – “Open Mic Sunday” 7.30 pm at the Goods Shed, details inside 24th February – Dolphin’s “Plans Viewing” 10.30 am – 4.00 pm, details in this issue 25th February - Tetbury WI Coffee Morning 10.30 am at the Snooty Fox; all welcome 27th February - Rosamund Portus – Talk 7.30 pm at the Good Shed, details inside

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DOLPHINS HALL COMMUNITY CENTRE Bookings through Tetbury Town Council 01666 504670 or email: contact@dolphinshalltetbury.co.uk LIBRARY Close Gardens. Tel: 502258 (Mon 10.00-1.00, Tue 10.00-5.00, Wed 10.00-5.00, Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 10.00-1.00) LOCAL AUTHORITIES Tetbury Town Council, Old Courthouse, Long Street. Tel: 504670 (Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm) Council Info. Services, in Council Office. Email: executiveofficer@tetbury.gov.uk Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester. Tel: (01285) 623000 NATIONAL EXPRESS Bookings taken at the Tourist Information Centre. Daily return service from Cirencester to Heathrow. www. visittetbury.co.uk

Avening Primary School 13 Avening WI 18 Chelworth Bookworms 17 Christian Aid - 100 Mile Walk 57 Computer Advice 30 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens 46 Deputy Mayor’s Report 33 Dolphins Dramatic Society 41 Dolphins Hall 40 Eating Out 49 Friends of Tetbury Hospital 28 Girlguiding 42 History of Tetbury Society 14 Leighterton Primary School 48 Letters to the Editor (4) 61 Lion’s 200 Club 5 Lion’s Community Gift Card 62 Lion’s Den 5 Mayor’s Report 32 News from Christ Church 53 News from St Marys’ Church 56 Probus 44 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 12 South Cotswold Bridge Club 52 St Dominic’s Library Launch 8 Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust 54 Tetbury Art Society 45 Tetbury Bowls Club 38 Tetbury Camera Club 26 Tetbury Cares 63 Tetbury Cricket Club 20 Tetbury Hospital 28 Tetbury in Bloom 6 Tetbury Library 10 Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom 60 Tetbury Rail Lands Trust 21 Tetbury Summer Show 16 Tetbury Theatre Group 25 Tetbury Town Football Club 22 Tetbury WI 24 Tetfest 50 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 9 Unsung Hero - February 58 What’s On 3 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).

Tetbury Town Crier Tony Evans, 24 Box Crescent, Minchinhampton, Nr. Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9DJ. Tel: 01453 731355 Mob: 07969 302042 Email: tonyevanstowncrier@btinternet.com

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TOURIST INFORMATION 33 Church Street. Tourism@tetbury.org Tel: 503552

Young by Name A Penguin’s view of Tetbury

explorers, including Michael Palin’s ‘Erebus: the Story of a Ship.’ These books have given me a new perspective not only on the frozen north and south, but also on my home turf. I make no secret of the fact that I hate February, with its dull, short days, and no redeeming feature besides brevity. At least January includes my birthday (the day I’m writing this,) but by February, I am usually pining for blue skies, bright flowers, and green leaves, instead of grey, grey, grey, and I’m longing to flip the calendar to March. This year though, my attitude has changed after reading some books about early polar

Armchair Travellers, All Although few of us have come close to the North or South Pole, these days we all feel we know what the Arctic and Antarctic landscapes looks like, thanks to television documentaries. Not so for the early explorers. Obviously, there was no television, but even photography was in its very infancy. The daguerrotypes taken of officers before the Erebus set off in search of the North West passage were the very latest

in 19th century technology. Only in the 20th century did we start to see photographic evidence such as the remarkable work of Frank Hurley, who accompanied Shackleton and others. The only visual records of the Erebus’s journeys north and south are the crew’s drawings and paintings. According to Michael Palin, one of the crew in the Erebus’s early 19th century polar voyages was startled at his first sight of icebergs, expecting them to be clear, like ice cubes in a glass of Scotch. They’d never seen Antarctic penguins, either, although they might have spotted variants native to South America, South Africa and Tasmania on their way south.

Picking Up On Penguins But how much more remarkable would a penguin find the Cotswolds? There’s so much here that is completely absent from the Antarctic: trees, grass, and other terrestrial plants and flowers; stone walls dividing fields; rolling green hills instead of stark mountains; roads and automobiles; four-legged animals; and, for the most part, people. Set a penguin down in the middle of Tetbury, or anywhere in the Cotswold countryside, and its mind would surely be blown by the extraordinary display of colour, texture, shapes and sizes, even in the middle of winter, compared to the whites, blues and greys down south. If you wanted to break your penguin in gently, you could show a bit of camaraderie by wearing a dinner suit and finding it a field carpeted with snowdrops.


So, this year I have a new strategy to stop me succumbing to the February blues. Instead of bemoaning the grey winter days, I will try to view the local landscape through the eyes of a visiting Antarctic penguin. The transformation is remarkable, like the scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy opens the door of her blackand-white house to reveal the glorious Technicolor Munchkinland. Even so, I’ll still be craving the spring. Debbie Young www.authordebbieyoung.com

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Welcome to the Lion’s Club monthly column - and a belated “Happy New Year” to you all. As expected, December proved to be a busy month! We ran our Tombola at the Christmas Lights event, held our annual Bucket Shake, and were on the streets selling tickets for our Charity Raffle too; congratulations to all the winners. Your ongoing support for these events is much appreciated and the funds raised all contribute to continued support for local organisations. Longfields, our “cause of the year,” are the main beneficiary from these events, and we will hand-over £5,000 in support of their fundraising activities very soon. They’re a wonderful organisation and

With guidance and support from Lion Warren, who works closely with the Food Bank, we kicked off a “Tetbury Community Gift Card”in December, targeted at providing additional support to those in need of it over the Christmas season. Details of what and how this works and who benefited are detailed in a separate piece in this issue. Suffice to say, the feedback received from recipients was very positive. Working with St Marys Junior School, we’ve recently launched a free Saturday morning Kids Cinema Club too – hosted at The Good Shed, which has also proved a great success. We voted to use charity funds in support of various other causes in January, and I recently had the pleasure of presenting

Back row left to right Lion President Bill Walsh and Lion Alan Cross present a facsimile cheque to TRFC’s representatives Kevin Higgs and Richard Titheradge. In the front row, Edward Berry, Ralph Horton, Jake Higgs and Tommy Darker.

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a cheque to Tetbury Rugby Club’s Junior Members, in support of their upcoming tour. Back row left to right Lion President Bill Walsh and Lion Alan Cross present a facsimile cheque to TRFC’s representatives Kevin Higgs and Richard Titheradge. In the front row, Edward Berry, Ralph Horton, Jake Higgs and Tommy Darker. We have also agreed £400 to support Shaun Scotford, a local man suffering from Addison’s disease, who has signed up to complete a Sky-Dive to raise funds for the Addison society. I hope to be able to make a presentation to him in early February. We were approached by the Wednesday/ Friday Club, who organise both a Lunch club and Respite Care for a number of local people, twice weekly. Their club is funded mainly through charitable contributions, together with the support of small donations from the people who attend. The running costs at present are higher than the income generated, and they are in danger of not being able to continue. We remain focussed on supporting good local causes, so have agreed to make a contribution of £3,000 to them, to ensure that the vital service they provide can continue for the near future. I understand Tetbury Town Council and the Feoffees have also agreed to support them, so in a further effort to ensure their continuity, two of our members are working with their committee to put in place a more robust business plan. We must all contribute to ensure their longterm viability; no easy task. Finally – Tetbury Lions are a flourishing club, but we are always very happy to welcome new members. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Dolphins Hall, 8.00 pm, so if you feel able to contribute to our activities or would just like to see what we’re up to, please come and join us. We will be launching a further recruitment campaign this year to ensure the club continues to flourish and that we can maintain our support of local causes into the future. Together, we can do so much more! Yours in Lionism, Bill Walsh, President Tetbury Lions president@tetburylions.co.uk

An annual payment of £13 buys you into the Lions 200 Club lottery. We use these subscriptions to help local causes - you get the chance to win a cash prize! Application forms can be obtained from Malcolm at Tetbury Hardware. Each quarter, the Tetbury Lions 200 Club makes a special prize payment of £100 - this month’s £20 winners were: Jwala Gurung, Ian Cunningham, Pam Cleaver and Miss A Haslett. Many congratulations to them all and a Happy New Year from the 200 Club. Lion Gail North


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Tetbury in Bloom In December, after twelve years of being members of Tetbury in Bloom, Liz and Kevin Farnham retired from the organisation. It goes without saying that they will be greatly missed – Liz, in her ‘Publicity’ role, having written every one of our Tetbury Advertiser articles since the end of 2006 and Kevin, in his role as our IT expert, photographer and webmaster. We thank them both very much indeed for their input and support over all that time. The current Tetbury in Bloom organisation was formed in March 2005 and there are still four founder members involved. They are myself - I’ve led the team since 2008, organising the twice weekly work parties and designing the flower displays, my husband Stephen Hirst, who is a town councillor and who as the Mayor during those early years instigated the groups formation, (each summer he takes on the role of watering the lamppost baskets,) Mel Maslin, who is our long-standing Treasurer, and her husband Ian who is also a current

town councillor. They remain very much involved, especially during the summer planting season. For the first seven years everyone involved worked relentlessly to compete in the regional and national ‘In Bloom’ competitions. We were finalists in the national Britain in Bloom campaigns of 2009 and 2011, achieved our fifth Gold award, and were declared Overall Winners in the regional competition of 2010. Although we no longer compete, doing

it all for pleasure now, our work over the years has helped make Tetbury become one of the most attractive small towns in the South Cotswolds. With Liz and Kevin retiring, we are now eleven members strong; of that number, around eight of us go out twice a week to tend the flower displays. With February here, we are already looking toward the summer and taking orders for hanging baskets again! You can choose easy-care, trailing begonias in pink, red and apricot shades, or a colourful mix of vibrant trailing geraniums. They will be delivered to your door by arrangement during the first week in June. Further details can be found on our website tetburyinbloom.org.uk and profits go toward further ‘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 for this year. Please give me a call on 504213 to arrange collection.

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St Dominic’s Library Launch The children and staff at St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School … …at Inchbrook near Nailsworth, have been celebrating the launch of their new school library. To mark the occasion, author Mark Robson, who wrote the ‘Imperial Spy’ and ‘Dragon Orb’ series, spent a wonderful day working with the children across the whole school, helping to inspire them in their own creative writing endeavours. Before opening the library, Mr Robson spent time talking to the whole class on how he became an author. The children were enthralled to listen to his adventures in the RAF, about his own love of books and how this helped inspire him to write. He then spent time in each of the classes, running creative writing workshops, where children used their skills to plan and write the opening to their own stories and receive immediate feedback. A cross-curriculum link for the younger children found inspiration for their writing through physical activity and learning new skills through Taekwondo, which Mr Robson is also qualified to teach. Class teacher, Mrs Lowson, said, ‘The children loved it and just wanted to write!’


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Headteacher, Mrs Jacqui Sollars, pronounce the whole day a great success and that the new library has been a brilliant addition for the school community. ‘The children are now able to log out their own ‘reading for pleasure’fiction and non-fiction books on our new electronic system and are thoroughly enjoying the lovely learning environment that has been created. Historically, reading skills at St Dominic’s have been strong, but we are always looking for new ways to build in meaningful and engaging learning experiences for the children.’ St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School, Inchbrook




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Happy New Year! Christmas now seems a long time ago, but I want to send a big “Thank you!” to Amanda and the team at Hobbs House Bakery and to Peter Powell and the “Creative” team, who kindly supplied bacon sandwiches and coffee for all our volunteers, while they were decorating the Market Hall and Christmas trees. Thanks too, to Tetbury Heating and Plumbing, who assisted with the installation of the lights. We’d also like to thank the Dormers Close residents who decorated the Christmas tree in Berkeley Wood.

be manually-operated traffic lights in operation, so please take care. We also need to remind you that while the Chipping Car Park is operated by Cotswold District Council on our behalf, this Pay and Display Car Park is owned by the Feoffees, so that any profits made are used by our charity for the benefit of the town. We also still have a car parking space available at the bottom of Gumstool Hill. If you would like to take the opportunity to rent it, please contact Feoffee Richard Cooper, either in person or via our website.

We’ve received complaints from residents We start this year with a large project regarding the tipping of rubbish and planned; the repair and redecoration of food waste along the bank in Herd Lane. our beautiful Market House. This work is If you should you see anyone doing this, due to commence on the 15th of April please report it to us and we will take the and will take five weeks. During the day, 681010 March Roofing:Layout 1 21/9/10 22:08 Page 1 appropriate action. This is a public area between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, there will

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for the benefit of our local community. We work hard to keep it tidy and we would welcome your support in this matter. ‘Thirteen’ member Dr Tony Walsh continues to provide history talks to groups and organisations about The Feoffees and the Thirteen - and already has a couple planned for this year. If you’re a member of a group who would like to know more about us, please contact Tony, once again either in person or via our website. Finally, at the end of last year we made the following fixed grants to community organisations: Advowson (Town Council) - £70 Tetbury in Bloom - £1,500 Holiday at Home - £1,500 Reverend Hughes (Lecturers grant) - £30 St Mary’s Primary School annual grant - £3,000 Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust - £3,000 Tetbury Flower Show - £500 Tetbury Library £750 You can find out much more about our history and the current work we do in the town, by visiting our website www. thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk or by speaking to any member of the Feoffees or the Thirteen. We would be pleased to hear from you.

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Tetbury Library “Give me a night by the fire, with a book in my hand.” Mark Helprin In the throes of winter and its cold weather, what better place to be than at the library, or curled up in front of the fire with a good book? We have a wide range of books to choose from, including health and wellbeing, fitness, books prescribed by your GP and business support through the Growth Hub. Take your pick! You can borrow twenty books on your card, so you can stock up for when it is too cold to venture out. If you are new to the library, simply bring in some ID with your name and address on it and we can enrol you straight away.


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Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun Deliberate deprivation of assets and care costs. When advising clients, we frequently come across the conflicting worries of looking after descendants and providing for care costs in later life. The basic premise is that local authorities have a statutory duty, contained in the Care Act 2014, to charge a resident for the costs of their care home fees where the resident has the means to pay.

given away (notional capital), recover the value of the asset from the person receiving the gift, or initiate proceedings under the Insolvency Acts to declare the resident bankrupt, which can mean that any transactions made within the last five years may be set aside or apply for a judgement in the county court. In extreme cases, they can deem this a criminal offence. The resident, or the donor, can be in an extremely difficult position. All kinds of actions made by the donor might be considered as a deliberate deprivation of assets to avoid care costs. For

example, frequently, following the death of a relative, the beneficiaries enter into a deed of variation to reduce the inheritance tax payable. Although this is an excellent estate planning tool, the local authority may treat this as a deliberate deprivation. Contrary to popular public belief, there is no timescale beyond which the local authority cannot look at gifts made. There is no seven-year rule. One has to look at the facts at the time and whether care costs were a factor taken into account. Ignorance of the law is no excuse… Michael Hodge, Lansdowne Legal

Generally, this means that the entire resident’s means will be considered and where the income is insufficient to meet the total care costs, capital will be taken into account as well. The formula is that there is no charge when the minimum level of capital of £14,250 is reached and a tariff up to £23,250 at a rate of £1 per week for every £250. Worried people sometimes make gifts to their family with a view to protecting their assets in the future. Impoverished local authorities are therefore on the lookout to recover what they can - and if they consider someone is deliberately depriving themselves of capital by way of gifts then they may seek to recover the money. To achieve this, local authority needs to show that avoiding the charge was a significant motivation. Supporting evidence can be provided by reference to the timing of the gift and whether the resident had, at the time, the reasonable expectation that he or she might need local authority assistance to meet the care costs in the future. Unfortunately, authorities might start from the premise that there has been deliberate deprivation, even if this is not the case. If they can prove that a resident has deliberately deprived themselves of an asset to avoid care home fees, under such circumstances they may treat the resident as still retaining the asset that has been


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History of Tetbury Society At our Annual Social we were regaled by Gwilym and Carol Davis, with sounds and carols harking back to when Tetbury’s ‘Wassailers’ went around the district with their bowl and ‘broad.’ *

house in Cutwell and to earlier ownership of the land, from 1792. Cutwell was then called ‘Bedwell’ and owned by Richard Bennett of Shipton Moyne. Derek Bowsher later bought the plot, dividing it into three for ‘Westcroft,’ Long Tree House and Cutwell House. Older houses on the plot were ‘Winstanley’ (now Ludlow House, named after Mrs Ludlow Taylor,) and ‘Kirklands,’ lots in a sale of 1938. Peter Lisle Taylor re-introduced us to ‘The History of Gloucestershire’ by Robert Atkyns, and details about the Gastrell family, researched by Ann. The Gastrells, first mentioned in the 1522 Gloucestershire Military Survey, lived in Tetbury but owned land in Shipton Moyne. John Gastrell’s will of 1586 names all his children, and the family were buried in the old Parish Church. He was one of the first Feoffees, so the history of his family is woven into the history of our town. Syd Mosdell brought along many old photographs for us, including Police guarding the Market House just post-1887. There was a small pox epidemic in the area around that time.

We were also treated to an old recording of Reg Wilkins, singing Tetbury’s Wassailing song. In January, members brought along items of interest; Maggie and David Smith showed us documents relating to their

Peter Lisle Taylor brought a ‘Toc H’ lamp memorial and banner, to introduce new members to information about the background to ‘Toc H,’ the international movement instigated by the Reverend Philip Thomas Byard (‘Tubby’) Clayton. It was created to perpetuate the Christian

fellowship developed in Talbot House, a soldiers’ club he ran in Poperinge, Belgium from 1915-1918. In Tetbury, it was set up by Ted Tanner, Ivor Morris and Doug Goulding, in the 1930’s, meeting in The Malthouse. Peter also shared that he remembered Tubby Clayton, who had both spoken with and preached to him as a cadet at nautical college. I brought along a newly-acquired ledger (author unknown,) containing lists of jobs carried out around Tetbury between 1939 and 1961. Many of the customers listed are from the large houses such as Westonbirt, Chavenage, Estcourt and the hospital, but it also mentions businesses like H. G. Harris and Robert Streets of Long Street. There was a lot of work for the Home Guard at the beginning of 1940, when rifle racks, flag poles and targets were made. Unsurprisingly, many blackout frames were also constructed. On February the 7th our speaker will be Charles Townley, speaking to us about Margaret Hills – ‘From Suffrage to Citizenship’ - as usual in Christ Church at 7.30 pm. Jane Haines, Tetbury History Society * Ed: Stroud’s Wassail web site tells me that the “Broad” is ‘a very local kind of Hobby Horse’ found only between Stroud and Bath. In this case, from a Tetbury photograph, it represented a Bull, rather than a Horse….

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Tetbury Summer Show A lot has taken place since August of last year; Tetbury Summer Show has been awarded the most fantastic donation from Tetbury Tesco via their ‘Bags of Help’ initiative. Penny Dobson contacted them earlier in 2018 and filled out the necessary form – and the Summer Show was successful in gaining a place at the front of the store for the little blue discs, where you the public voted to support us. The money donated by Tetbury Tesco will hire a second marquee which will provide entertainment for local children on Saturday the 10th of August and on Sunday the 11th of August, Summer Show Day. This same marquee will house specialist stalls. A truly HUGE thank you to Tesco for their generosity and to you the public for voting for us.

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There’s a lot to report on since last year! At the end of November our Cardiff shopping trip was most enjoyable. The coach was almost full, so we were able to refund a few people who were not able to make it on the day. Thirty members came along to lunch at the Snooty Fox in early December, and the following evening a small party boarded a minibus to attend the County Carol Concert in Cheltenham Town Hall. Our seats were right at the front, which made it all even more entertaining, and “Only Men Aloud” gave a brilliant performance. The weather for the journey was mild, and as we returned,

Our usual jolly Christmas party went well. The ‘bring and share’ supper was delicious, accompanied as it was by wine and soft drinks. As ever, Shirley had devised some fun games to entertain us. We repeated a previous year’s Christmas wreath-making activity, and this year’s session was well attended and a good social occasion. The catering team led by Eileen Ind provided Christmas lunches to two groups of visitors which was much appreciated.

course. As usual, any interested member could enter the ballot. We also enjoyed an extremely interesting talk by Alison Hesketh, who told us about her extraordinary family and one of her granddaughters in particular. Despite a debilitating health problem, she has married a Kenyan tribesman and now lives in a corrugated iron hut with a mud floor. They now have two children, the younger of whom Alison is yet to meet. Her account of a visit to Kenya to see her granddaughter was fascinating - from the ghastly hotel where she stayed, to the taxi to the village which was by “Putt Putt” - a moped driven by a 14-year-old boy carrying two or more passengers!

After a busy Christmas period we were looking forward to our new programme for 2019 and in January we held a lunch for a wellloved member Peggy Sanders, who brought her family for a 90th birthday celebration. At our January meeting, we held a ballot to decide a bursary for a Denman College

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We’re also pleased to say that Senior ‘winter nets’ at SWR Leisure start on Friday the 1st of February (7.00 - 8.00 pm,) and we will be running a series of ten sessions before moving outdoors in April. We are even more pleased to announce the launch of the club’s first ever girls’ team, who will also be starting indoor training on the same date but running at the slightly earlier time of 6.00 - 7.00 pm. If any of you reading this are interested in playing cricket in 2019, the club welcomes all newcomers of whatever ability. (That’s why I still get a game at my age!) Whether you’re intending to take your cricket seriously, or just looking for an afternoon escape and a few drinks in the bar after the game, we’ve a place for you. Should you require any more details about joining our growing club please drop me an email at tetburycricketclub@gmail.com


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We even have the opportunity for former players and exiles to feel part of the club this season, by joining up as a ‘VP’ if they no longer feel up to playing. As a VP you’ll receive all the benefits of a playing member, plus invitations to join us for tea on occasions throughout the season. Again, if you are interested, drop us a note to the email above. Enough from me! I must get back to doing some more spiking on the square… Paul Jones, Chairman, Tetbury Cricket Club

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A little belatedly, perhaps, but a very Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year to you all!

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It seems a long while ago now, but down at The Shed we had an energetic Christmas– what with the Dolphins Am Dram Performances of Sleeping Beauty, followed by the Community Carol Service just before Christmas - and then Jack in the Beanstalk Pantomime just afterward. Both have become part of our ‘Festive Fun’ and very much looked forward to by all. Our thanks, as always, go to our stalwart band of volunteers and supporters, who make sure all these events are such a success.

We have a good number of exciting plans and projects for 2019 and February has a lot happening already, with Movies and Music for all tastes, together with a selection of really interesting and diverse talks covering subjects from the Quest for Beauty to how we are affecting the Bee Population and what can be done to rescue them. Our piano appeal is doing well, but could still do with a bit of help in order to reach our goal. We have raised almost 50% of the monies needed to keep our beautiful Steinway B at The Shed and if we can raise 75% by April, we qualify for a grant to help us with the rest. Having the piano in situ at the Goods Shed means we can offer a much broader range of entertainment, including afternoon piano recitals from local performers and a selection of Jazz concerts, as well as major Classical events from the likes of Clare Hammond. William Howard and local Composer and Pianist Jan Vriend is coming along with two colleagues, Ralph van Raat and Ilonka Kolthof in March, for what promises to be a very special evening. Check out our website for more information and to book your tickets.

2 Ninebarrow 8.00 pm. Back by popular demand Award-winning folk duo. Tickets from £12.50 8 Clare Hammond 7.30 pm. Piano Recital Schumann, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Haydn. Tickets from £15 17 Open Mic Sunday 7.30 pm. Musicians Singers and Poets welcome to our regular open mic. £5 Wednesday Afternoon Tea Concerts 2.30 – 4 pm. Tickets £2.50

7 Disobedience (15) 7.30 pm Absorbing & moving love story questioning “What is disobedience?” 14 A Star is Born (15) 7.30 pm. Dramatic romance starring Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga. 21 I, Tonya (15) 7.30 pm. Based on the true story of the rise & decline of Ice Skater Tonya Harding. 28 First Man (12A) 7.30 pm. The story of Astronaut Neil Armstrong. First man to walk on the moon.

13 Quest for Beauty 7.30 pm. Roger Burrows. £5 27 Extinction Art Creativity & the Loss of our Bees 7.30 pm Rosamund Portus. Tickets £5 - £8 Local boys cellist Benjamin Hughes and pianist Joseph Middleton will be coming along in May or June, performing a special fund raiser for the Shed - so watch out for announcements in due course. Both Ben and Joe went to school here and have gone on to great things. Ben is currently Principal Cello of the BBC Concert Orchestra – and making a name for himself as one of the UK’s most dynamic and versatile cellists. Joe specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music, and is highly acclaimed within this field, performing with many of the world’s finest singers.

20 Writers at the Goods Shed 7.00 pm. Michael Bartholomew Biggs. Tickets £4 23 Creative Garden Design 10 am – 4.00 pm. £150 Café Open 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday

And please remember that we want to hear from you! We would love to know what it is you want to see, hear and join in with down at The Goods Shed - so do get in touch. Tetbury Rail Lands Trust

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Tetbury WI 2018 closed with a flurry of festive activities for the ladies of Tetbury WI. At the end of November, several of our members enjoyed a magical day at Blenheim Palace, where we experienced the Illuminated Christmas Light Trail. A wonderfully enchanting start to the Christmas season! After a wander around Woodstock followed by lunch, we arrived at the Great Court to enjoy the Christmas Market. We had lots of fun as we sampled various gins and other Christmas tipples, which set us up well for the start of the Illuminated trail. Our December meeting was held in conjunction with our Christmas party at The Hare and Hounds. It was a joyous occasion, celebrating not just Christmas but friendship and fellowship, and everyone was in great festive spirits. January brought another evening out, with a meal organised at The Close Hotel at the end of the month.

Under darkness we enjoyed the spectacular light show, all accompanied by seasonal music. Many thanks are due to Jan, who put together an amazing day for us all. Our thanks too, to Roger and his bus driving, ensuring that our group, and all our purchases, made it safely home again.

Our institute holds a wide variety of outings and events to cater for all the various tastes of our ladies. Our monthly coffee mornings are a good informal way of catching up with news, and the next one is on Monday the 25th of February at 10.30 in The Snooty Fox. Come along and join us! January also saw a change of venue for our monthly meeting, with our members

gathering at The Goods Shed. There, Tracy Spiers, whose articles appear in Cotswold Life, entertained us with her tales of “Pink Frogs and Frisky Ferrets.” A journalist, Tracy is a mum to five daughters, and following years with the Stroud News Journal and the BBC, now works freelance with a special interest in the creative arts in and around the local area. Her light-hearted view of life brightened our January evening! Next month’s meeting will also take place at The Goods Shed, where we will hear from Steve Baker of Tesco Tetbury. Join us on Monday the 11th of February at 7.30 pm. Our institute welcomes attendees from Tetbury and the surrounding villages and we always welcome new members. Jennifer Walsh, Tetbury WI

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Our last trip of 2018 was December’s, when we went to ‘Carols by Candlelight’ at Bristol Cathedral. It had been such a success in 2017 that we’d decided to repeat it. It really gets you in the Christmas spirit!

Bristol Cathedral is a beautiful building, with wonderful stonework which is enhanced by the lighting. A choir has been singing on the site of the Cathedral since the original monastery was founded


in 1140, long before the church was made into a Cathedral in 1542. The choir now consists of twenty-eight choristers, comprising fourteen girls and fourteen boys, all of whom are being educated at Bristol Cathedral choir school - the first “government run” choir academy in the country. Needless to say, they were very good indeed. John Telfer gave the readings, which were not all religious in tone. One of them was an excerpt taken from a Laurie Lee book, rendered complete with wonderful accents! John trained at Bristol Old Vic, has had several parts on TV, and is currently the Vicar of Ambridge on the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The Archers.’ Our first event of 2019 was our AGM, held on the 18th of January. There was some sad news to share, since Lin Ashby announced her retirement. Lin has been our treasurer, booked tickets, (always in very good seats,) and unfailingly kept us up-to-date with upcoming theatre performances, allowing us to book early. She has been doing all this since Tetbury Theatre Group started, all of twenty-six years ago, so will be a very hard act to follow. But she does feel she has done her whack! She’ll be very much missed, as will her husband Norman, who has been very supportive in the last few years. We have a varied programme again this year. On the 2nd of February we are seeing “The Girl on the Train” at the Everyman Theatre at Cheltenham - on the 2nd of


Tetbury Theatre Group March the musical “Annie” at the Bristol Hippodrome - on the 18th of April “The Remains of the Day” at The Playhouse, Oxford - on the 9th of May “Calendar Girls” at The Millennium Theatre, Cardiff - and on the 5th of June “Mind Craft” at the Malvern Theatre. In July we will be having our

summer outing, which will be a boat trip around Bristol harbour and the Avon Valley Railway. We have already booked tickets for the 24th of November, to go to the Birmingham International Tattoo. We had to order tickets very early for this event. You can see more details of these trips on our new website tetburytheatregroup. co.uk – and members will also be sent details of all these outings by post or e mail. If you would like to use just the coach journey on any of these trips, or if you need any other information, do contact Helen Price, Chairman, on 01666 503187. Celia Bayes, Tetbury Theatre Group




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Tetbury Camera Club Reputedly, it was the Greek philosopher Plato, born around 428 BC, who first suggested that ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ At Tetbury camera club we regularly prove how apt his musing was, with a small competition we hold throughout the year. Called ‘One a Month’ it lives up to its name by setting us the challenge of depicting a different subject from January to December. All members can nominate subjects for the twelve that will be chosen for the coming year and the main requirement is that each member only submit one image each month, which must be a new shot. Everyone taking part has one vote to select a winner each month—and it can’t be their own picture! Sometimes the subjects invite a still-life image, sometimes a landscape and there are subjects such as portraits, animals, nature and architecture. Selections are devised so that over the year it won’t favour any particular style or skill; everyone participating will have an equal opportunity to impress. The challenge for December was to capture ‘something seen in a mirror’ and submissions ranged from reflections of a landscape to the other end of the photographic spectrum and the image accompanying this article – a picture taken in ‘Top Banana,’ one of our many antique shops. Taken by Peter Martin, it shows reflections from two mirrors and perhaps unsurprisingly, other members also had their eye on some of the alternatives that may be seen on a walk down Long Street. In a sign of the economic pressures on our high street retailers, some shots spotted were no longer available a couple of weeks later, because two of the shops were in the process of closing! That’s a sad fact which reinforces the advice in a recent articles – take your camera when you are out and about. It’s the only way to ensure you won’t miss a perfect shot.

welcome new members and it is a great way to polish your photographic skill, whether your favourite type of camera sits on the

back of a smartphone or is something a professional would feel happy using. Iain Smyth, Tetbury Camera Club

Getting back to Plato, apart from the different subjects to find and record each month, we must also research different techniques, to enable the shots we want to take. We all have one or two favourite styles of photography, but the variety over twelve months of competition encourages us to move away from our comfort zone and to try something new, or different. Sometimes this is to do with lighting - other months it might mean we have to re-read our camera’s instruction book! This facet of what is a light-hearted idea makes the concept very appropriate for anyone who would just like to improve their own photography. If that’s you, do give it a try for your own entertainment or alternatively why not consider joining us for our regular meetings at 7.30 pm each Tuesday at the Priory Hotel? We are happy to

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Tetbury Hospital Diabetic Eye Screening returns to Tetbury Hospital! This issue I have good news for local residents - we understand that you do not want to travel further afield for your regular screening check, and therefore I am pleased to advise that the diabetic screening programme will return to Tetbury Hospital in 2019. Diabetic eye screening is a key part of diabetes care. People with diabetes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it’s not treated. It occurs when diabetes affects small blood vessels, damaging the part of the eye called the retina – and when the blood vessels in the central area of the retina (the macula) are affected, it’s known as diabetic maculopathy. Why is eye screening needed? It’s a way of detecting the condition early, before you notice any changes to your vision. Diabetic retinopathy doesn’t usually cause any noticeable symptoms in the early stages, but if detected early enough, treatment can stop it getting worse. Otherwise, by the time symptoms become noticeable,

it can be much more difficult to treat. This is why the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme was introduced. The check takes about forty-five minutes and involves taking photographs of the retina. Who needs it? Everyone aged twelve and over with diabetes is offered screening once a year. Diabetic retinopathy is extremely unusual in children with diabetes who are under the age of twelve. And you should see your optician regularly! People with diabetes should certainly see their optician every two years for an eye test. This is because diabetic eye screening is specifically for diabetic retinopathy and can’t be relied upon for other conditions. We will be delivering new and exciting services at Tetbury Hospital as the year progresses and I will be sure to keep you updated, but meantime, for more information on our current services, please call our friendly team on 01666 502336 or visit our website www.tetburyhospital. co.uk Information provided by Gloucestershire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Lian Franklin Marketing and GP Liaison Manager Tetbury Hospital

The Friends of Tetbury Hospital are delighted to announce… …that as a result of the money raised during last years house-to-house collection which totalled an incredible £10,539.80, we have now been able to provide the hospital with a new ultrasound machine.

Left to right: Deb Loewenthal, Sharon Neale, Lisa King, Lorna Donson The hospital is extremely grateful for the new machine, which is a valuable piece of equipment to both surgeons and anaesthetists. The machine will be used during outpatient clinics, and in the day surgery unit during surgical procedures.

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Computer Advice Happy New Year - and more Windows 10 updates are on the way! Here we go again, another year has come around and another update to Windows 10 is doing the rounds. It is snappily titled the “Windows October 2018 update 1809.” This update was delayed, after some users reported losing documents and data on their PC’s, so a much slower roll out is now underway and you may find it could be a while before you automatically receive it. However, you can go to Microsoft’s website and manually download it sooner, if you wish. And what can you expect this time around? Well, it includes an application to connect to your phone, so that you can text directly from your PC, you can copy and paste items and synchronise your files and data. There is a “dark” theme that can be used for File Explorer, rather than the default primarily white theme used up until now – and there are also quite a few updates to the Edge Browser. Even Notepad has had a makeover! Another useful extra is the ability to see the power resources being used by programs and processes, so you can pinpoint what is draining your battery, or slowing down your machine. The Clipboard will now allow you keep

previously copied items and you can chose which one to use, potentially saving lots of time, since you can select and copy several different items at will. The Snipping Tool, useful for taking screenshots, has been upgraded to a ‘Snip and Sketch’ utility, which allows you to more easily share images although you are limited to rectangular, free-form and full-screen snips. You can also scale fonts much more precisely, so they look crisp and sharp whatever resolution you are using. The options are found in the ‘Ease of Access’ settings rather than under ‘Display.’

for updates. We shall have to see how that one pans out! The Professional version already permits a pause of up to a year, but it’s a start… There is another major update scheduled for April this year, so be prepared for another substantial download and an overnight install for some. If you have any queries on the above or anything else that might be affecting your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, do get in touch. If your device is running slow or it is not what it once was, let me run a service for you to restore its original performance.

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May I wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2019?

never please everyone; of late, dealing with The Hunt has been just such an issue. Some agree and some don’t, but we all must rub along in the community of Tetbury together - and sometimes, for safety’s sake, decide to ban an event. Such decisions are never taken lightly, and everyone is of course entitled to their opinion. I would like to start a surgery at Combe House on the first Saturday of each month betweenFront 10.00 and 11.00 am, so if you have

any issues please do pop along to see me. I will have refreshments available too - so if for no other reason than to have a piece of cake and a hot drink, please do come! The first one will be on Saturday the 2nd of March, and I look forward to seeing you then. Please also let me know if you have an event coming up this year that you would like me to attend - I shall be only too happy to do so. Cllr Sandra Ball, Mayor of Tetbury

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My absence meant I was unable to attend the switching on of the Christmas Lights, but Tara and Georgina did a brilliant job by all accounts - and the town certainly looked lovely with all the lights provided by Sue Hirst and her team. I was also unable to visit many people in December - and particularly disappointed to miss visits to the people at St. Mary’s Day Centre and our various nursing homes. I hope to be able to see you in the run up to Easter – meantime, many thanks to my council colleagues for standing in for me.

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Deputy Mayor’s Report Over the Christmas period, I found one of the most rewarding functions… …of being Deputy Mayor was to be able to stand in for Mayor Councillor Sandra Ball. Thankfully, Sandra is now very much better and back in place, but I was very happy to be able to help by visiting many of the town’s clubs and facilities for the retired and for seniors, in her absence. Some of our elderly cannot, unfortunately, get out as much as they used to, so find it a real joy to be visited and presented with chocolates and bottles of wine to help them celebrate Christmas.

It’s not just at Christmas the town council provides support of course: the council was delighted to be able to donate £1,500 to the Wednesday and Friday Club last year and will be looking to continue support for the Wednesday Club in this coming year.

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I know that other individuals and organisations – such as the Lions and the Feoffees - also support these groups, and indeed the other much-needed facilities for our older residents; I must thank County Cllr Stephen Hirst and Town Clerk Stephen Holley who also came along to some of the destinations visited. Many of these people are personally responsible for making our wonderful town what it is - they will always be part of us. Thank you!

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How antifreeze could put your pet in danger this winter… With our cold winter temperatures comes the risk of exposure to ethylene glycol - a toxic substance for both humans and our four-legged friends. What is Ethylene Glycol? It’s a chemical otherwise known as anti-freeze that is widely used in de-icers for car windscreens and screen wash. It also can be found in hydraulic brake fluid and radiator coolant. What are the dangers of Ethylene Glycol? Many of you will know that, if ingested, ethylene glycol is extremely toxic to dogs, cats and humans, even in very small amounts. The sweet taste of the chemical means animals will drink it from puddles or indeed lick it off their feet after walking under a leaking car.

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Tetbury Bowls Club It’s not all quiet at Tetbury Bowls Club, lots of things are happening. There has been a lot of hard work and great progress on the new water system. Pipes are being laid around the green and the new tank is in place, with each stage being closely supervised by the resident robin! The new fence is up and painted, gravel has replaced the mud and Dean of Woodlodge Products, Babdown Airfield, has kindly donated some big pots. Each of them has been filled with about sixty bulbs, so we’re looking forward to some good spring displays our main gate. 1 19/2/10 720310outside ET Lumley:Layout

Friday nights are our social nights and we’ve had some great meals, Bingo and a range of quizzes and games, including Hoy, Balderdash and Table-Top Challenge. And, yes, we’re still playing bowls, though indoors in the winter. We play at Cirencester, Fairford and Cotswold in Stroud; some wins, some losses and a couple of draws, but whatever the results it’s fun and keeps us moving in these dreary winter days whilst looking forward to playing on our revitalised green when the season starts. Here’s a note of invitation from our Club Captain, Lance Vick:

of the many groups the town offers. “Why not come along to Tetbury Bowls Club? We are looking for new members now for the coming season, and this is a game for all ages. On Friday evenings we are at the Club House for a drink and a game of Bingo or a quiz, where you can get to know our members and how things run; we are then starting our season with an open day in April – date to be advised.” Lance, Club Captain, 01666 502933 Jan Yates, Secretary, Tetbury Bowls Club

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Dolphins Dramatic Society usual, for this last pantomime. He made numerous trips backward and forward to the Goods Shed with props and costumes, and had his home turned upside-down by the cast, trouping through to try on their costumes… Every inch of space in Derek and Jenny’s lounge and dining room was covered with costumes, material or props - and on the dining table was Jenny’s sewing machine with Jenny busy making alterations where necessary. There was only one spare seat - and that was where Derek could sit if he wanted to, to watch television! Thank you Derek from all the Dolphins, we do appreciate you and what you have to put up with.

Our play for spring this year will be ‘The Ghost Train,’ written by Arnold Ridley. Some of you will remember him as Private Godfrey from the television comedy series ‘Dad’s Army.’ The play will be presented at The Dolphins Hall and run from the 25th to the 27th of April. Our Director is Alex Ball and he is being ably assisted by Gwen Hobson. Alex has already worked out a time sheet for all the cast, plus a session for each actor to work on the character they are playing, so that things come naturally at rehearsals. Phillip Webb

is back with us again, (we have missed his quick wit and jokes,) as is Ian Smith. Ian has been responsible for the design and ordering of the wonderful banners that we have had for the last three productions, and always does so much behind the scenes. He has been part of Dolphins Dramatic Society since he was about seven years old! In those early years he used to help his father Rob Smith to build and paint the scenery, a job with which he is still heavily involved. From our last production, Beauty and the Beast, a thank you should have been extended to Derek Miles. He always does a lot of running around for the Dolphins, but did a great deal more even than

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Girlguiding We were all very sad to hear of the death of Trish Dent, our past President and Commissioner. Trish had been a member and supporter for many years, taking on many different roles in the District and Division. Just a week before she died, we took the Rainbows to visit Kingsley House to sing carols, and I was delighted to have a lovely chat with Trish.

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Congratulations to Kerry, Rachel, Olivia, Elodie and Beth from 1st Tetbury Guides who have all just been presented with their Baden-Powell awards – the highest award for Guides in our old programme! They all finished some time ago, but unfortunately their presentation evening last year had to be postponed. For the BP award, we make use of two links with other local organisations which are mainly for women. Each month some of our older Guides put out chairs for the WI, earning money towards their BP award. (This was put to good use and helped them pay for the weekend adventure they all attended.) We then invited members of the Trefoil Guild to come and have conversations with the BP Guides. To finish their award, they are supposed to speak to their District Commissioner about what they have done - but as I am both their Guide Leader and Commissioner this is a bit unnecessary. We don’t let them get

off lightly though and find another way of doing things. All the girls are now helping in units for our younger members, which is the perfect thanks to us as their Leaders. Later this month we celebrate our annual ‘Thinking Day,’ when we pause to think about our Guiding sisters all over the world. We are part of the largest uniformed organisation for girls in the UK and part of a worldwide organisation. For the past few years the 22nd of February has fallen on a school day and girls have been able to wear their uniform to school. This year I’ve challenged them all to display a lighted candle in a decorated jar in their window, to show that they are members of such a fantastic movement! There may be prizes for anyone (young or old) who sends me a photo of their candle jar… Sue Doidge, Girlguiding Tetbury District Commissioner girlguidingtetbury@gmail.com

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WE NEED YOU! IF YOU CARE ABOUT TETBURY AND ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY , WHY DON’T YOU CONSIDER BECOMING A MEMBER OF TETBURY TOWN COUNCIL? Come and meet some of us for a coffee and an informal chat at our information drop-­‐in sessions at the Community Hub, Coombe House, New Church Street, Tetbury (formerly @Tetbury):

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Probus Flying the world is not without hazards! This became clear on the 15th of November when Peter Watts shared many anecdotes with us about his three decades as a commercial pilot. He joined Dan Air after qualifying in 1968, when the range and airspeed limitations of piston-engined aircraft meant many stopovers, and new places to see. His transfer to turbo-jets such as the Comet led to more transatlantic and transcontinental flights, and his eventual change to White Nile Aviation in Africa. Here corruption was rife and insights into shady practices in commerce and hotels showed that much had to be tolerated and paid for. Peter’s many tales, including one of a successful passenger-pushed three-point turn of a grounded plane, were much appreciated. The following week, thirteen members visited the heritage Jet Age Museum at Gloucestershire Airport. This houses a collection of aircraft, engines and replicas ranging from the First World War to the

1960’s and highlights the history of the Gloster Aircraft Company. Knowledgeable guides added much to our enjoyment when, amongst other displays, we clambered into the cramped cockpit of a delta-winged Vulcan bomber and also watched a video describing the first Autoland system in the front section of a Trident. Our lively talk on the 6th of December was by David Williams, an MOD police dog handler for over thirty-seven years. Dave had been entrusted with his first dog, a German Shepherd, after a course at the Royal Army Veterinary Centre in 1975. Like subsequent dogs it had its own temperament and attitudes, not always

endearing! Very attached to his dogs, he described how they had been cared for, and handled. Dave moved on to control police dogs, trained to follow trails and to trap suspects, before moving on to his ‘dream job’ as an arms and explosives dog handler. His duties included attendance at many royal functions, military installations, and responding to bomb scares. Enthusiastic involvement in dog trials, becoming a UK champion, included taking part in the Royal Tournament. We were well-entertained by incidents galore. David Head, on the 20th of December, described the horrendous risks and hardships endured by the wartime Arctic convoys. These carried armaments and other supplies from America, Iceland and the UK to Murmansk and Archangel in the early 1940’s - replenishments for materials destroyed in Hitler’s blitzkrieg of Russia in June 1941. In his brilliant presentation, well-illustrated with video excerpts, he summarised how ships had been shepherded with limited naval cover through marauding U-boat wolf packs, often in appalling weather. In the winter, ships became iced up with spray. Details included how a major disaster and carnage befell convoy PQ17 due to a major naval misinterpretation, and the sinking in 1943 of the out-of-sight German battle cruiser ‘Scharnhorst’ by British radarcontrolled naval guns. Peter said that despite the terrible conditions, mercifully only seven percent of the fourteen hundred ships in the seventy-eight convoys had been lost. Details of our 2019 programme follow next month. Theo Stening, (01666 504243,) Probus

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Tetbury Art Society

Hall is already booked for our exhibitions and sale, and all that we have to do now is to prepare for our AGM in February, to formally say goodbye to 2018 and kick off the activities for 2019. The AGM will be held in St. Michael’s Hall on Wednesday the 13th - and our programme for this year will start with a demonstration by artist Brian Smith in watercolour on the first Wednesday in March. In April we will be hearing from Elisabeth Hancock about ‘The Art of Framing.’

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 first Wednesday of most months in St Michael’s Hall, Silver Street, Tetbury at 7:30 pm and you will find that we are a friendly group welcoming those interested in art whatever level they have reached.

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Additionally, we had two exhibitions, a sale, several social evenings, a coach trip, a painting competition and two months of outdoor painting! These took place on Monday afternoons in July and August, when the weather was particularly good. Moreover, we received a rather unexpected invitation for five of our representatives to attend the Seventieth Birthday of the Prince of Wales – his Patronage celebration. It was an unforgettable experience.

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Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

to the big churches and merchant’s houses we have, as well as the mills, weaver’s cottages, and dry stone walls. The Cotswold Wardens were set up in 1968, specifically to help conserve this landscape.

The Cotswold Lion magazine for January to June, stalwart journal of the Cotswold Conservation Board, has just been published.

Tetbury – Heartland of the Cotswolds

Spreading the word about the wonderful features which we enjoy, the Daily Telegraph of January 10th pictured some of the many famous faces, including Royal ones, who have been attracted to the Cotswolds. The feature was illustrated by a half-page photograph showing Tetbury pictured from Cutwell Farm. Unfortunately for the continuity of this article, the sheep shown are Suffolks!

It’s available from the Tourist Information Office in Church street if you would like a copy. The main articles are on sheep and National Parks.

Lion Sheep So called because they are large and have wool around their faces and on their foreheads, we’ve mentioned the breed in the Tetbury Advertiser before. Their wool is particularly long and fine. Our local

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landscape was formed by its Limestone geology, which in turn supported the perfect grassland for the Cotswold Lion. The wool trade based partly upon them flourished in the medieval times, giving rise

Lion Sheep

It is seventy years since National Parks were set up by an act of Parliament in 1949. There are now thirteen National Parks and thirty-eight “Areas of Outstanding National Beauty” (AONB’s,) in England and Wales. The Cotswolds, which was designated as an AONB in 1966, is the largest such area and only two of the National Parks are larger. It also attracts the third largest number of tourist days to such an area.

So called because they are large and have wool around th mentioned the breed in the Tetbury Advertiser before. Th local landscape was formed by its Limestone geology, wh review has been set up to see if the for the Cotswold Lion. The ACotswolds w ool tshould rade seek based partly upon to become a National Park, which would then giving rise to the big churches mprotection, erchant’s ouses we result inand greater status hand funding. What do you think? Email info@ cottages, and dry stone walls. The Cotswold ardens we cotswoldsaonb.org.uk if you’d likeW to share your opinion. conserve this landscape. February Walks

Circular walks lead by the Wardens are Tetbury – Heartland of the Cotswolds listed in the Cotswold Lion and also in a

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Leighterton Primary School What a wonderful end to the term we had at Leighterton! Just before we broke up, we were all very excited and honoured to welcome His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, to the school. His Highness came to see the new classrooms and offices, recently completed, and to watch the children take part in a nativity performance. He toured the new classrooms and met both children and staff in Haymead and Ridge classes, stopping to speak with many

of them. Children in key stage two showed him a range of activities – performance poetry, sewing Greek purses, researching using the laptops and books in the library, and developing entrepreneurial skills by painting tea-light holders to sell at the fair. His Highness spoke with many of the children about their activities and asked them lots of questions, especially about the children’s art work, on display after our recent Art Week. Everybody was very keen to be part of the event! One of the teachers had broken her foot during the previous weekend but delayed visiting the hospital so that she could meet His Royal Highness… After the tour of the new classrooms and offices, His Highness was shown to the school hall, where the whole school

Josh gave His Royal Highness one of his paintings

performed part of their nativity. Children from Apsemore and Bowldown classes were dressed as Mary, Joseph, Shepherds and Lambs, Kings and Pages. All the children sang traditional carols, before His Highness was invited to unveil a plaque commemorating his visit. Josh gave His Royal Highness a painting in acrylics, which he had made during Art Week. If you would like to find out more, or to come and look around Leighterton Primary School, you are very welcome to contact the school office on (01666) 890273 and we would be delighted to show you round at a convenient time. Further information about school is also available on our website - www.leighterton.com Meryl Hatfield, Leighterton Primary School

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The “Faux One Club,” or the “best of minors” as the Americans call it,

responder no longer has to reply again, but clearly should do so if combined point card suggests the game possible (especially to declarer`s strong no-trump call.)

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We very much enjoyed the Carol Service in December, which we held for all who use our premises at Christ Church. It was great to have about sixty people of all ages celebrate Christmas together. Creating community and gathering together is an important thing, in what can seem to many to be an increasingly atomised and privatised world.

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January started with a big “Bang!” with the 100-Mile Christian Aid walk. The community of walkers is a precious thing too – and there have been many kind sponsors. The weather was mostly dry, and despite some aching bones, many songs were sung, packed lunches eaten, conversations had, and miles walked. I walked as many days as possible, other commitments permitting, and the fund-raising count has been steadily ticking over. As the Christian Aid piece elsewhere in this issue will tell you, the money raised is going to help refugees from the Syrian conflict in Lebanon and Iraq, many of them children. If you have intended to sponsor the walk but not managed to yet, the online ‘Just Giving’ page remains open. www.justgiving.com/campaign/hundredmile-walk Our Coffee Pot, which is open from 10.00 until 12.00 every Wednesday, is an open space where many regulars come each week, but also where people just drop in occasionally. Visitors to the town come for a rest, a drink and a sit-down too! On the same morning a smaller group gather each week to offer our personal lives, the needs of the community, and global concerns to God in prayer. There is a commonality and fellowship about that group that is also very precious. Every blessing, Noel Sharp, Minister of Christ Church

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Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust Happy New Year everyone! It has been a rather hectic start of the year for the Pod Team, as we have been relocating premises from the damp and cold portacabin which has been our home for seven years, into the back room of the Dolphins Hall. It has taken a lot of hard work and co-ordination, but hopefully by the time you read this it will be all up and running. We could not have done it without all the wonderful community volunteers who gave up their time to help with painting and packing up the old pod and a special thank you goes to John Latter, who took the time to source a Howden’s kitchen, (which they kindly donated to us,) which

John then built and put in place. We really couldn’t have done this without him. Additionally, local building company CDB gave up their time to help us move our belongings across from the old Pod to the new Pod - and also helped with fitting the worktops; a great help. With all this help, we have managed to create a lovely space which the young people can now make their own. It’s great knowing that there is a community in Tetbury supporting our local young people. One of the best bits about our new space though, according to the young people, is that there is a proper toilet! We also held our first youth cinema evening at the Good Shed on the 23rd of January and had great fun going into Sir William Romney’s School to sell tickets, as well. A big “Thank you!” to Tetbury Hardware for also selling tickets on our behalf. We have been able to offer tickets at a very affordable price in advance, due to securing some funding, and so we are looking at running two more evenings between now and the end of the academic year. If these are well attended, then we will

hopefully be able to put on a fourth film showing. So, young people, and parents with young people, come and get tickets when they are next on sale, to make the most of a Youth Cinema in our own town! Sadly, we will be saying a temporary goodbye to one of our youth workers in February, as she goes on maternity leave. We are looking forward to meeting her new arrival though - and hope she brings them in to one of our Pod sessions! This does mean that we are looking for an enthusiastic person who is passionate about young people, to join our team. The candidate would need to be able to work one session a week, either Tuesday or Friday between 5.15 pm and 7.45 pm and be able to attend a team meeting once a month. Training is given and full checks are carried out. If you think you might be interested in this role then please contact jo.tancock@tayct.org.uk Thanks for reading! Jo, Lisa, Claire and Hannah, The Pod Team

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News from St Marys’ Church “When God created the world where did he find all the bits?” That’s one of the best questions I’ve ever been asked! It was from a child of course. They often have the best questions, don’t they? It’s questions like this that encouraged our churches in Tetbury to start “iSingPop Celebrate.” New for all the family, it meets for the first time on Sunday 24th February at 4pm at St Mary’s School Hall. With different themes each month, we will explore some of our questions, big and small, with some of the best-loved Bible stories, crafts, chatting and prayers. And we’ll learn some of the great iSingPop songs you might have heard the school children sing. We finish with teatime for everyone, and end by 5.30pm. Do please come along. “iSingPop Celebrate” is run by our churches in Tetbury: St Marys’, Christ Church, Five Valleys Christian Fellowship and St Michael’s Catholic Church (Tetbury Area Churches Together – TACT). Alongside this exciting new venture, St Marys’ Church continues to work in other ways to support Tetbury’s children and young people. 140208 Classic Windows


At St Marys’ Church, we have Little Fishes Sunday School during our main 10.00am service (except the first Sunday of the month). Then, on the first Sunday of the month, at christenings all the children get involved in blowing bubbles as the child is baptised … we say the bubbles show we are surrounding them with our love and our prayers. The TACT “Open the Book” team go into St Mary’s school on Thursday mornings most weeks. They act out all the favourite Bible stories, with lots of humour and great costumes. The children help too – and everyone loves it.

I can’t finish without adding a cheer for our 100 Mile Walkers. They successfully completed the walk on Sunday 20th January at St Marys’ Church, with fourteen core walkers and many others – like me who joined them for part of the nine-day hike. It was both a huge physical challenge and an amazing spiritual journey. Many congratulations to all involved, and for the amazing progress toward the target of raising £100,000 for refugees. With love and prayers, Poppy The Revd Poppy Hughes, Parish Priest The Benefice of Tetbury, Beverston, Long Newnton and Shipton Moyne

On Wednesdays, we also run the St Mary’s Faith Explorers After-School Club, with twenty to twenty-five children in attendance. This term we’re asking, “Who is Jesus?” - and in one session we think about why Jesus is like a Good Shepherd – and make our delicious sheep biscuits. And I am delighted that we continue to support our young people when they go to Sir William Romney’s School. As well as the involvement of our Curate, Rob, St Marys’ Church also sponsors our Youth Worker, Mandie Winbow, to work with the young people in school when they need some loving support and encouragement. From mentoring to running a Diners’ Club to build cooking skills and confidence, she does a wonderful job! 22:04

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Christian Aid 100 Mile Walk service took place. Walkers were welcomed at a church at the end of each day’s walk too, with tea and cakes, prayers and bells. Since bell ringing is another of Donna’s passions, although tired and weary she and another three “ringer-walkers” managed to ring too, at the end of each section.

A fiftieth birthday challenge which will never be forgotten… …by Donna Crowther or her mum Kate has taken place – a walk of 100 miles, aiming to raise £100,000 for Syrian Refugees. The walk started on Donna’s birthday, and all those who took part began with a wonderful birthday meal at Number 65, complete with birthday cake! Fourteen core walkers completed the 100mile walk, starting and finishing in Tetbury and calling in at Chalford, Painswick, Leckhampton, Shipton Oliffe, Northleach, Cirencester, Long Newnton and Shipton Moyne. All these places have a significance in Donna’s life. It took nine days and walkers

were joined by twenty-five others who also joined in for one or more days - plus six very well-behaved dogs. The walkers could not be missed, as most wore red and white bobble hats kindly knitted by the mother of one of the walkers. Even though the age range was wide, between sixteen and seventy-eight, there were no mishaps, so our first-aider was not allowed to practise her skills and was declared redundant! It went like clockwork because the walk was so well planned, routed and trialled over several months by a dedicated few. The mood was wonderful with singing and everyone getting on very well together.

The manager of the Malt and Anchor Fish and Chip Restaurant in Cirencester and his partner walked on two of the days, then, to the delight and surprise of all the walkers, treated everyone to a fantastic fish and chip supper on what was the longest day’s walk. A truly wonderful gesture. The “Just Giving” page justgiving.com/ campaign/hundred-mile-walk will be open until the end of May, so it’s not too late to sponsor the walkers and to acknowledge their accomplishment; please do so if you can and help to commemorate Donna’s truly special birthday. Many thanks to Donna, for finding such a wonderful way to help Syrian Refugees, to Donna’s mum Kate for producing such a great daughter and for also walking every step of the way - and of course, a big thank you to all the other walkers and those who in their various ways made it all possible. Alison Hesketh, 100 Mile Walk

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Unsung Hero February Dear Editor, One of the people making a very big difference to the people of Tetbury and surrounding villages, in her own quiet way, is Rachel Brindley - the manager at the Tetbury Food Bank. Rachel is always very humble about the part she plays in her organisation and constantly says that it is “a team thing” – indeed she may even be quite cross that she’s been nominated as your “Unsung Hero” of the month. Nevertheless, what she and the rest of her team do for the needy is just amazing; through her dedication and commitment she has guided a brilliant team of volunteers into working tirelessly to help

others. So, it is my very great pleasure to nominate someone who goes about her work quietly and efficiently, to make a difference for others. I hope you agree.

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Ed: I agree! Indeed, it would be a delight to have Rachel contact me soon, so I can ensure she receives her voucher for a meal for two at the Priory Inn. Many thanks as usual to Rob Goves of “Relish” for providing it. In the company of Lions Warren & Basil, (another quiet pair of heroes,) I’ve twice been given the opportunity to chase Rachel around Tesco with a shopping trolley. I can personally attest, then, that she is both super-efficient and tireless. She’s doing a fabulous job.

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new and specialist “Cotswold Wealth Mortgage Desk,” based from their Tetbury office, which is located at Number 13, The Market Place, Tetbury. The practice decided to launch this new and dedicated mortgage service in January 2019, having received a large number of enquiries for specialist advice on property lending, both from existing clients and from other discerning individuals, locally. Jenny Hill, Cotswold Wealth Managing Director, commented “We are very excited to have been able to make this specialist service available, which will help more individuals to achieve their financial goals and ambitions. Whether it is those wishing to review their current mortgage(s) or for those wanting to explore what property lending solutions are available to them, we now have the solution in place.” The practice of Cotswold Wealth, based in Tetbury for the last six years, has grown steadily over recent years - and this new service builds on their ongoing success. The new Cotswold Wealth Mortgage Desk will help clients with a variety of lending solutions and circumstances. It’s a service which is available right now - and will provide both a faceto-face and a telephone-based advice service to those who wish to explore or to re-visit their mortgage options. Jenny finished by saying: “We are very much looking forward to helping both families and individuals from in and around Tetbury, from the wider surrounding areas, and generally from the South West, to source the best mortgage solutions available to them.”

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Legg in a field near Tetbury. The defence was that appellant was insane, that he did not know the nature and quality of the act he was committing at the time he committed the act.

The Police museum is open as normal… …between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the winter months. Come and visit us and see our new acquisition, currently in the courtroom! It is a magnificent presentation clock from the late Victorian era, presented to Nehemiah Philpott in 1892 on his promotion to Deputy Chief Constable of Gloucestershire. And if you have any ideas about improving the museum, come in and fill out a survey, or get in touch by email. We would love to know your thoughts! And now, from our Cold Case files, “The Tetbury Sensation 1924” - Part 3: The Appeal In the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday before the Lord Chief Justice and Justices Salter and Fraser, William Grover Bignell, who was convicted at Devizes Assizes of the murder of Margaret Legg at Tetbury Gloucester and was sentenced to death, applied for leave to appeal against his conviction and for leave to call further evidence. Appellant was brought up in the dock.

The grounds of appeal were that the proper verdict should have been guilty but insane and that there was misdirection by Mr Justice Roche as to the effect of some of the evidence. The evidence was that the appellant and the woman were on the very best of terms and had been discussing going away together. She was a married woman. Many love letters were produced showing that they were on the terms of greatest affection. On October 25th they left the home of the woman and were seen at ten o’clock at night in a public house (the Fox Inn) in Tetbury, where again they appeared to be on the best possible terms.

They left and half an hour afterwards the appellant was back in Tetbury. He had cut the throat of the woman in a field half a mile away. He first asked a policeman and other people for a lodging for the night, and when he was refused, insisted he must be locked up because he had killed a woman. Without calling on counsel for the prosecution the Lord Chief Justice gave judgement dismissing the appeal, saying that the evidence showed that the appellant DID know what he was doing and that no exception could be taken to the summing up. …. To be continued! Source: Western Daily Press 10th February 1925 Maria Marsh, Honorary Curator, Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom


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I’m hoping you hav e room for a quick note to say that the Woolsack Races wil l again be held on the Bank Holiday at the end of May this yea r, which falls on the 27th. Applications and information are available from our website: http://www tetburywoolsack.co.u . k Many thanks!

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Dear Editor, Our wedding anniversary celebrations of 27th December last year were marred when my wife Jose had a nasty fall in Long Street. Fortunately for us both several very helpful people rallied around supplying both aid and comfort in the shape of medical assistance, blankets, a cushion and hot tea, until an ambulance – very promptly - arrived. We were whisked off to Gloucester Royal A & E and I’m very pleased to say Jose has made a full recovery. Who cleared up the pavement on Long Street, returning blanket, mug and cushion, I have no idea – but as an example of swift, sympathetic and effective help from strangers, friends and professionals alike, the assistance rendered would be hard to beat. I’m writing to you in the hope that at least some of the kind people involved will read this and know how grateful we are. Denis Cartwright Ed: Mr Cartwright’s wonderful letter deserved more space than I’m able to afford it, I’m afraid. I hope the depth of his gratitude still comes through from this abstract. Well done to all involved.

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Following the strong support provided by Tetbury… …and the surrounding areas for the local Food Bank, the Tetbury Lion’s Club has been able to extend involvement in the initiative by creating a “Community Gift Card.” Targeting those in need is our greatest challenge - and this scheme sits well not only with the Lion’s International “We Serve” motto, but with our local club’s ideology of offering direct help to people in the local community. In the build-up to Christmas, Jesse Smith’s butchers helped set aside twenty large mixed hampers and ten smaller ones, and gift cards, clearly numbered and identifying the type of hamper, were issued by the Food Bank - each with instructions on the collection procedure. All the food hampers were distributed, and the response has been very positive. A single mum told us the hamper was “like a gift from heaven,” and a large family with a Dad who was the bread winner but temporarily unable to work, claiming emergency benefits, were reduced to tears. Showing true community spirit, some

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