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June 2017

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WACKY RACES Can no-one beat C12?

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Race report on pages 32-33

PROBUS A thriving club

ROTARY CLUB SOUTH GLOS Your local RotaryClub is fifty!

TETBURY IN BLOOM Summer colours brighten the town

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Young by Name Maybe, Maybe Not Little did I know when I ended last month’s column with a throwaway remark about being more tolerant of May (the PM) because I love May (the month) that the next day the former would call my bluff by announcing a snap general election in June. Always reluctant to engage in politics - and still suffering from over-exposure during the local elections - I was tempted to go into immediate estivation!* (A word I have the chance to use about as infrequently as general elections come around.)

Plus Ça Change… Shortly afterwards, our household was due to receive a French exchange student for a week. Her stay coincided with the day of the French general election. By chance, my daughter’s return visit will include our own polling day. Our student went home yesterday, and after a very happy and enriching week for us all, I’m now convinced that we’d all gain a much better understanding and tolerance of other nations and religions if we just ignored the politicians and instead embarked on a massive exchange programme. Walking a mile in other nationalities’ shoes would do us all good. Oh, sorry, I mean a kilometre. We’d never had an exchange student before, but the school prepared us gently and well with reassuring and down-toearth tips, along the lines of “Don’t worry if they get homesick, it’s not fatal”. Once we’d got the house clean and tidy ready for her arrival, the week turned out to be far less stressful than I had expected. Our young guest was a gentle, polite and appreciative girl who tried so hard to speak English that her language skills noticeably improved within the week.

Vive la différence! We spoke openly about the differences that mattered. For example, we like cats, she prefers horses. We have milk in our tea, she doesn’t. The appropriate treatment of chips, we found it harder to agree on: on our day-trip to Weston-super-Mare for a quintessentially English experience, she insisted on mayonnaise rather than vinegar. But I forgave her when she willingly accepted a stick of seaside rock as a souvenir. Even our cat Dorothy, normally haughty with visitors, made an effort to bond with our French student, spending most of the week asleep on the guest bed.

Sans Souci Only once did politics disrupt our week, when she asked to see the results of the French election as they were announced on television. The look of joyous relief that spread across her face when Macron was declared winner said all we needed to know. As her week with us drew to a close, all three of our family felt enriched by the exchange experience. When I said to her on her last evening “We have really enjoyed having you to stay – you are welcome to come again whenever you like”, I really meant it, and was rewarded by another beautiful French smile.

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Heartiest congratulations to Lion Tony Sykes, awarded a certificate of appreciation by International Lions President Bob Corlew, for his fundraising achievements in entering the London Marathon.

Lion’s Den who participated to make this another successful, safe event. On a completely different subject, I briefly mentioned last month the “Tetbury Cares” conference which Tetbury Lions have initiated and which will be held on 3rd June. This will bring together over 50 organisations in the field of health-care and who, in various ways, provide healthrelated support for the people of Tetbury and the surrounding local area. Our hope is that this will result in a central source of information for all those in need, modelled on similar services available elsewhere. I have no doubt you will hear more of this in the months to come. As I have mentioned before, June 2017 is the Centenary of the world-wide Lions International Organisation, now with over 1.5 million members worldwide. Over the past forty-plus years, Tetbury Lions have made hundreds of small donations to help those in need, both locally, nationally and in some cases internationally. However, the Centenary provides an opportunity to do something special on a scale not previously considered. With this in mind, we have been squirreling-away funds for some time now to enable us to help local people in a very special way. The current proposal is that Lions might provide £15k to Tetbury Hospital as a major financial contribution towards a special new piece of optical equipment, which will enable Tetbury people to be treated locally, rather than in Cheltenham or Tewksbury. If this is agreed, it will be the largest single donation Tetbury Lions has made for many years - and a fitting way to celebrate the Lions Centenary. On a lighter note, many of you I expect regularly watch the BBC TV 6.30 pm local “Points West” news programme. They were filming recently in Westonbirt and, at short notice, needed a team of four mature “actors” to help in their programme. Do keep an eye open and see if you can spot any budding Thespians…


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Probus A thriving club… …with nearly forty members, enjoying over twenty well-supported talks every year says something for the skills of our speaker secretaries. Ranging widely from enlightening scholarly discourses to entertaining and often intriguing tales of exploits, hobbies and ventures, these talks rarely fail to capture the interest of our members. Speaking at our annual lunch enjoyed by fifty members and guests at Minchinhampton Golf Club on the 21st of April, our chairman Malcolm Lomax recalled one such talk, which remained firmly in his memory. It was the story of the Norwegian patriot who escaped from his German captors during the Second World

War by trudging over the mountainous country to Sweden, a trek subsequently retraced and recounted by his daughter, Ellie Sommer. Malcolm thanked Roger Smith for all his work in arranging our programmes over the past two years and also made a point of thanking Eddie Gillman for ensuring that for such a long time that we had not gone without coffee! On the 4th of May, Brian Ashworth returned to describe the remarkable career of General Sir John Bagot Glubb. Born into a longestablished family in 1897, he did not shine at Cheltenham College, but went on to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He served with distinction as a commissioned engineer in France in the First World War, where his jaw was badly shattered. Not comfortable with his next posting to Chatham, John Glubb transferred to British-governed Iraq in 1919, to tackle major reconstruction projects necessary after Turkish occupation. This began thirtysix years of increasingly influential service in Arabian countries. Brian explained that having completed these tasks, Glubb Pasha, (as he came to be known,) then introduced aerial military support into Iraq and formed the Desert Patrol, to successfully reduce inter-tribal raiding by nomadic Bedouins in the south.

He joined the Arab Legion, a British-funded police force, in 1930. General Glubb became Commanderin-Chief of the Arab Legion in 1939 and transformed it into the best army in the Arab world, trained and commanded by British officers with Jordanian officers second-incommand. He led several military attacks against pro-Axis Arab leaders and Vichy outposts in Syria and Lebanon during the Second World War, then occupied Israel’s West Bank and engaged in other actions against Israel subsequently. King Hussein came to the throne in 1951. Within five years he felt it necessary to arrange for General Glubb to be dismissed, presumably to increase his own standing in the Arab world and to strengthen the Arab input into what had become Jordan’s army. General Glubb immediately returned to the UK, was knighted, and became a successful writer and lecturer on Arab affairs. Brian’s talk was packed with information and relevant asides. At his funeral in Westminster Abbey in 1986, General Sir John Glubb was described as a man with simple life styles and impeccable integrity, who had carried out his duties for his second country, Jordan, unstintingly at a time of great need. Theo Stening, Probus 01666 504243

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and we celebrated it with a competition of paintings of Tetbury. It was judged on Friday the 28th of April at the Preview evening of our Spring Exhibition, in The Market Hall. Stewart Geddes, the President of the Royal West of England Academy, chose Nicki Heenan’s painting of St Mary’s church as the winner, for its strong atmosphere, and the two ‘Highly Commended’ artists were Margaret Morgan and Cwy England. Prizes for the winners were donated by Pegasus Art, Thrupp, Leopard Press, the Coln Gallery, Cirencester, Ken Bromley Art Supplies and the Society of All Artists. Other prizes donated came from Berkeley Castle, Tesco and Nicki herself! Mark Wright made the frames for the competition paintings and The Snooty Fox sponsored Stewart’s meal. Many thanks to all the above for their generosity and to our organisers, Gill Ashley and Jenny Riley, and all those members whose hard work created a memorable Exhibition. The ‘Best in Show’ painting, voted for by the public, was by Margaret Morgan, who also received a prize. The Preview evening was very well attended and four of the competition paintings flew off the wall to early buyers. The money from the sale of competition paintings will be split 50/50 between the artists and our nominated charities for this year – The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation and Longfield House Hospice. Overall, forty-two pictures by sixteen artists were sold – a record in recent years! Refreshments included a cake made and decorated for the occasion by Doreen Pierce. Just a few evenings after the exhibition, Max Hale demonstrated ‘Cafe scene – people and ambience’. Max is an artist whose demonstrations are much in demand and I was looking forward to the subject being covered, but I was not able to attend, so I cannot tell you more about it. Looking forward, on Wednesday the 7th of June, we will be bringing our own paintings along to St Michael’s Hall to work on. Currently, there are no plans for July but in August, if the weather permits, we will be painting outdoors on Monday afternoons. More information on the Society’s activities can be found on our website at or phone me on 01666-502909 or Barry Barnes on 01666-503926. You will find that we are a friendly group, welcoming those interested in art whatever level they have reached. Gill Ashley & Michael Kingham, Tetbury Art Society

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Girlguiding Girlguiding Tetbury is on the move! Our first units have now moved their weekly meetings to St Mary’s Primary School and have already been able to make use of the great outside space. We look forward to a long hot summer of outdoor meetings! If St Mary’s receive enough funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme we hope to be able to help them develop their new pond area.

1st Tetbury Guides are looking at Girls Matter – Hear Our Voice, a resource that looks at how Parliament works and how having the confidence to speak out can make a difference. “If I were Prime Minister…” produced some interesting and emotive ideas. 2nd Tetbury Guides have welcomed back their wheelchair bound Guide – accessibility being one of the main reasons for our move from the Malt House. I had the privilege of meeting with Hattie

recently to hear all about her Baden-Powell Challenge – she has a wonderful record of what she did and is a very articulate young woman who should be very proud of her achievement. We are always delighted to hear what our past members are doing now - good luck to Hannah Lee at the Chelsea Young Florist competition and to Anna Corderoy who will be wearing a GB vest as a cox for the Rowing team this year. Sue Doidge, Tetbury District Commissioner

We have several events planned to help with fundraising for our new hall, the first of these being our annual book sale on Saturday the 27th and Monday the 29th of May, so please come along to support us. Look out for a cake sale outside the Co-op on the 27th and a bric-a-brac sale in the Malt House too! We have an exciting family disco on 23rd June at the Dolphin’s Hall and limited tickets are available from Tetbury Hardware or email missreid1990@ for more details. As I write this article we are looking forward to a week of meetings hosted by, and at, Minchinhampton Golf Club. Maybe a future champion will be discovered! The Rainbows are looking at Roundabout Rainbows this term as, unbelievably, Rainbows are 30 years old this year! The leaders are now called Robin, Bumblebee, Dragonfly and Ladybird and we have played games to learn about the insects and made ladybirds. We have a huge birthday party to look forward to with Rainbows from all over the County.

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“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast that it invented romance.” Bern Williams The month of June, astronomically, heralds the first days of summer, when the sun is at its most northern point in the sky. The Summer Solstice, which represents the longest day of the year, falls on Wednesday the 21st of June, when the sun will rise at 04.53 am and set at 21.31 pm - treating us

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Tetbury in Bloom the summer up until the first frosts, representing good value for money. Antirrhinums – we love them for their architectural flower spikes, which give height and an old-fashioned charm, and they offer a long flowering period. We normally work our way around the town; one end of London Road one evening and the far end the next. Firstly, we add a mix of manure and general purpose compost to improve the blooms. (It is a messy and smelly job but a very necessary one!) Then the fun bit can begin. After so many years, we soon get back into the routine. All we need is lots of sun and just enough rain to keep them all watered.

Summer colour June is the busiest month for Tetbury in Bloom. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the morning and again in the evening, we descend like locusts on different areas of town, to prepare the flowerbeds and plant them with summer bedding, leaving behind an injection of colour not devastation!

Our favourite bedding plants are: Geraniums/ Pelargoniums – trailing and upright varieties are ideally suited to flowerbeds and containers, because they withstand hot, dry conditions and flower

all summer, with minimum attention. This is important, since we have so many flowerbeds and containers to care for. Pelargoniums are available in a wide colour range, including vibrant reds and pinks to oranges and apricots, fitting in with our colour scheme. We use ‘Horizon’ for the bedding variety and ‘Grandeur Classic’ for the larger zonal type. Begonias – one of the most versatile of summer bedding plants; we use them to great effect in our hanging baskets for their large flamboyant blooms, because they do not require any deadheading! Begonias flower continuously throughout

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of three local community “good causes” in the Tesco Bags of the Help Grant Scheme. If you’d like to show your support for Tetbury in Bloom and you’re shopping in Tetbury Tesco during May and June, please do add your token to our box – many thanks! Our grateful thanks go to Eagle Plant Ltd., who gave us much support by donating a large amount of gravel for a project we’ve been doing in St Marys’ Churchyard. There’ll be more about the project in my next article.

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use the lovely words from the hymn “Dear Lord and Father of mankind” written by John Greenleaf Whittier in the nineteenth century:

Talking to folk recently, they told us they value the church as a spiritual centre reserved for peace and prayer. And it’s great they come in for a few minutes of quiet reflection and to enjoy the beautiful space. I love it too! To help me focus when I have a few minutes on my own, I often

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“Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, The beauty of Thy peace.” And the space has been extra special over the past few weeks, with an image of the empty tomb built into the space under the altar. Have you seen it yet? It was created

News from St Marys’ for us by Peter and Anne Lisle-Taylor, and unveiled at Easter. It has been a beautiful reminder of the Easter story, that when it seemed everything was finished for Jesus and he was lost to darkness and death, he broke from the tomb and rose again. The image of the empty tomb in St Marys’ is a beautiful reminder of the Easter story (photo by the Revd. Ian Aveyard) Do please also use the church as a place to pray. You can always light a candle for someone - or something - you are worried about, or to remember a loved one. And you can ask for our prayers too - there is a “prayer board” at the front of church, where you can write the name of the person to be prayed for, and we will add them to our prayer list. Or you can contact our lovely Parish Administrator, Diana, and ask her to add someone to that list (01666 500 088). So please use the church day in, day out – and then join us on Sundays! As you know, our main Sunday service is now at the new time of 10 am, with Little Fishes Sunday School for the children. We have a special Pentecost service on Sunday the 4th of June, which is when the gift of the Holy Spirit was given to the disciples, to give them the strength and courage to begin to share their faith with others. So, we think of Pentecost as the Church’s birthday (and there will be cake!) Do join us then, and for the Sunday services through June. And looking ahead to next month, we are preparing for the arrival of our new Curate, Rob Church, who is ordained Deacon in Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday the 16th of July. Then we have a special welcome service at St Marys’ on Sunday the 23rd of July at 10.30 am. All are welcome. Do please look out for Rob and his wife Frankie, and make them welcome in town! With love and God’s blessing, Poppy The Revd Poppy Hughes, Parish Priest The Benefice of Tetbury, Beverston, Long Newnton and Shipton Moyne


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Leighterton Primary School One afternoon, a while ago, Years 4, 5 and 6 were involved in a K’nex challenge. They were all asked to design and build a vehicle that could be used to save someone from a burning building. It had to be sturdy and use a mechanism.

were hosting the quiz at Leighterton. During the previous round, they were drawing against The Rosary until the final specimens round where the Leighterton team scored 7 and Rosary scored 1 pipping Rosary to the post during the last few minutes.

the teams. Everybody did well but Thrupp edged forward in the final round, narrowly winning by knocking out the other two schools. It was all very friendly and they enjoyed refreshments together afterwards.

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We hosted the preliminary round of the County Skittles against Bisley WI, who proved to be a very talented team. Unfortunately, our Avening Team didn’t play as well as usual and were easily beaten. Never mind, we had a great evening and our ladies provided a brilliant supper. At least we shall now have the opportunity to compete in the Plate competition, having been

knocked out in the first round. In view of our dismal performance, our team captain, Wendy, has arranged for a practice session in preparation for a friendly match against Kemble and Ewen WI later in the month. We enjoyed lovely weather for our May walk in Preston Park followed by lunch at the Royal Oak. In June, we are venturing further afield to Uley and Owlpen Manor area with lunch in Uley. Our Group meeting will be hosted by Kemble and Ewen WI. The competition is a Table Centre Flower Arrangement and to

Avening WI encourage members to take part we are meeting in the Social Club one morning for some practical tips and advice for our creations. We are providing tea and coffee for the Avening Parish Council AGM. Weather permitting there will be outdoor activities and information about the various village organisations. A local History Society is visiting us for lunch later in the month and, of course, we shall be in charge of teas at the Village Fete on the 25th of June as per usual. We were very pleased to be able to welcome a representative of the Great Western Air Ambulance at our May meeting. The proceeds from our Autumn quiz were donated to this vital charity and we were very interested to hear all about the wonderful life-saving work they do. The costs are enormous and it was heartening to hear about how the public raise this money. We have had a good response for our 7th of June outing to The Royal Mint and Tredegar House. Call Gwyneth on 01453 836556 if you are interested in joining us. On the 8th of June, our speaker has entitled her talk “From Lamb to Loom” which will be of particular interest to our knitting enthusiasts. Visitors are always welcome. Shirley Hand, Avening WI

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Tetbury Camera Club May is prizegiving month at Tetbury Camera Club, when we reach the end of our autumn and winter season, so we aimed to recognise the creativity and skill of members who have done well in the various competitions we hold throughout the year. As usual, it began with a social supper held at The Priory Inn, which is home to our regular Tuesday evening meetings during most of the year. Of special interest this time, not only to ourselves but also to anyone interested in joining us in the future, was the list of those who ended the evening by walking out with a trophy or two under their arm. While, as expected, some of our keenest photographers continued to demonstrate consistent skill, this year almost a third of our prizes were handed out to members who had not been winners before. Some had not even been club members at this time last year. For anyone who’d like to see for themselves just what we’ve been up to there will be an ideal opportunity over Woolsack Race weekend. On Monday the 29th, we will be holding our annual exhibition of members’

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As I write we appear to be in the throes of a burglary epidemic… …in our town with premises being broken into in a very simple manner. In some instances, the front doors of the house have been smashed down and the thieves have simply entered and stolen various items of personal property ranging from Play Stations to jewellery. I cannot stress enough that we should make sure that our doors are locked when we are not at home and if we have a burglar alarm, that we set it whenever there is a need. We must also be vigilant, if we see suspicious activity around our own or our neighbour’s home then I suggest that we call the police.

I want to thank all the people who attended the public meeting regarding the closure of Lloyds Bank and who continue to write to them protesting about the planned closure. The Town Council have approached the situation from several different directions only to be met with an identical reply. Lloyds Bank’s decision to close their branch in Tetbury seems to be cut and dried, it’s closing. The Council have also written to a number of alternative banks, informing them of the closure and inviting them to discuss the possibility of opening a new branch in Tetbury. There has been no joy in this direction. In the meantime, if we do not find an acceptable alternative, here are the existing ways that money can be banked or withdrawn in the town. We have two cash machines which dispense cash only, one at

Mayor’s Piece Tesco which is 24 hours and one in the Coop in Long Street, which is available when the store is open. The Post Office alone provide a more flexible service; cash or cheques can be deposited into your bank account over the counter and cash can also be withdrawn. It may be that we need to seek the possibility of another 24 - hour cash machine in the town centre. We await with interest more news about Lloyd’s ‘Bank Van,’ which is meant to be coming to town twice a week. I have already seen this vehicle in Cirencester and it’s quite an impressive facility, but we await details of the services it can offer. The Goods Shed Arts programme is well under way and the different events have proved very popular, with ‘sell out’ audiences attending several of their performances. Looking at the programme for the months ahead, there are some new and interesting productions to suit all tastes, which are coming to Tetbury having been attracted by the new facility. At the same time, the Dolphins Hall is now heavily booked throughout the entire week. It’s early days, but it seems to show that there is a demand for two community facilities for different types of events. Cllr Stephen Hirst, Mayor of Tetbury

Post Project Review Work to convert the Goods Shed has been completed and the contractors handed over the building to Tetbury Town Council on Friday 24th March 2017. The Town Council signed a lease with the Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust to occupy the building as a Community Arts Centre on 31st March. On 24th April the Town Council requested a Post Project Review for the Goods Shed Project. You are invited to participate in the Review by completing a questionnaire for return no later than Friday 30th June 2017. We will then collate the questionnaire responses and invite a range of stakeholders to attend a feedback meeting to discuss the results. A final review document will be prepared for discussion by the Town Council.


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Puddle Ducks Oh, how the weeks are racing by! The children have been busy, as always, and we have been particularly enjoying the dry weather to get outside as much as possible. We have been gardening and have planted sunflowers to take home, as well as sweet peas and pansies to add colour to our garden. We have been exploring sensory trays filled with natural objects we have found and, on warmer days, the children have loved water play. We are so fortunate to have our fully enclosed garden, providing a safe environment to explore and extend learning. We have also been taking advantage of our position at the entrance to the recreation ground and our high staff-to-child ratio, to enable the children to enjoy several trips across to the park. They especially enjoyed the journey to the swings when we took the wagon with us and the children took turns to ride with friends on the way there and back. Such fun!

House Bakery to thank them in person for the very tasty bread they kindly donate for our snack times, before heading back to Puddle Ducks. The only item on our list we (surprisingly) didn’t manage to tick off was a cat - but thankfully there was a cuddly one sitting in the window of Henrietta’s House so we decided that would do! The pre-school children who are moving on to St. Mary’s School have also been to visit their future classes. They all returned to Puddle Ducks very excited about having seen their old friends and having had

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Patient Participation Group Dispensary Email Address Last year the NHS switched all their telephone numbers and email addresses to new ones. They left the old email addresses running for some time, but finally they switched them off. Some people may have been using the old email address for the dispensary and have found that their emails have been bouncing. Please make sure you are using the following address: Closed for Training – On Wednesday the 14th of June, the surgery will be closed for the afternoon for training purposes. If you need urgent medical attention during that time the Minor Injuries Unit at Tetbury Hospital will be open. If you are unsure of what to do you can ring NHS111 or go online to ASAP As ever if it is an emergency then call 999.

For the women only… Sometimes women only feel comfortable discussing certain things with female health professionals. Although half our GP’s are female, so are half our patients, and the GP’s can get very busy, so there may be times when seeing one of our nurses would be more appropriate.

Nurse Anne Green is able to deal with many things so that we don’t have to make an appointment with our GP’s. She does the smear tests, and can give contraceptive advice. Although she can’t write prescriptions for birth control pills in the first instance, once you have the prescription from your GP Anne can deal with the repeats. She can also administer the birth control shot DepoProvera, or Depo as it is known. She can help fit vaginal pessaries too. Although she can teach women how to do a breast exam, if you think you might have a lump you will need to see your GP in case you need to be referred on to a consultant. We have a good team of highly trained nurses who are always available to see patients when necessary. It can sometimes be confusing as to what they all do, so we have a new blog post about District Nurses and the Community Nursing Team, to complement our previous blog about what an Advance Nurse Practitioner does. And if you sign up to follow the blog you won’t miss our future posts on the Frailty Team. But don’t worry if you don’t have internet access, either on a smartphone, computer or tablet, because all the blog posts are also in the waiting room on the PPG table. You may contact me through the details below, or leave a message in the suggestion box in the waiting room. Jennifer Skillen, Chair, Patient Participation Group

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What a great day out was had by all at the Wacky races on May Day! Many thanks to the Lions for organising the event so well. Thanks to the Lions also, for promoting the Police Museum on their big screen in The Chipping - we hope it helps to attract even more visitors. Speaking of which, the Town Council is to trial the opening of the Museum on Saturdays during the summer; but to do so successfully we need sufficient volunteers to create a rota, so if you might have a couple of hours to spare why not give it a go? Meanwhile, another Cold Case beckons …. Extraordinary Charges Against Malmesbury Man Arrested in Tetbury, 1889 At the Thames Police Court on Friday, Henry W. Brimadon Hinder, 29, was charged with threatening to murder Miss Eva Lord, with whom an engagement had been broken off. Miss Lord now attended, and said that at one time she kept company with the prisoner, but afterwards broke it off. After that Hinder had continually annoyed her, and written her a number of letters, in one of which he threatened to murder her. In August last he was charged at that court for the offence, but absconded from his


work. In answer to Mr Lushington, Miss Lord said since August the prisoner had again systematically annoyed her. He had found her whereabouts at Lewisham, and had been to her house, trying to see her, but she would not see him. He then kept annoying her with letters, a bundle of which she now produced. The police stated that the prisoner had a singular history. He was the son of a gamekeeper at Malmesbury, where he married a young woman, by whom he had three children. He afterwards married another young woman, and it was believed he had since married another woman named Brown, with whom he had been living at Aldershot after his discharge from the army as worthless character. He had written threatening letters to Miss Lord from Mentone, Paris, Dover, and elsewhere. He deserted the young woman whom he married at Malmesbury, and was sent to prison for two months.

A Victorian séance After he deserted his second wife, he caused notice of his death to be inserted in the newspapers, and had some memorial cards (of his own death) forwarded to her. On one occasion, after the prisoner had been to a spiritualist séance, he informed Miss Lord he had been in communication

Tetbury Police Museum with the spirit of her father, and had been told the spirit wished them to be married. When witness arrested Hinder at Tetbury, Gloucestershire, on Sunday last, he said “When I come to the court I saw a female who said she was my wife, so I thought I had better stop it.”

Mr Lushington ordered the accused to find two sureties in £10 each to be of good behaviour for six months; and if he could not find the sureties he would be imprisoned for three months. After he came out of gaol he could be arrested again and charged with bigamy. Hinder went to prison. Source: Gloucester Citizen 6th April 1889

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After a bewildering experience earlier this year, at what was then the newly re-opened Greyhound, it seemed only fair to revisit.

Firstly, the menu had changed significantly. Whereas before it felt like there was a truly enormous range of dishes and much vaunting of the Inca Grill, the new selection has slimmed down dramatically to something more manageable. And there were two other notable differences. Back in January, we were told booking wasn’t necessary unless in a party of eight or more – we could rock up and grab a table. So, this time we duly ‘rocked-up’, only to be asked if we’d booked. Luckily it wasn’t busy, so it didn’t matter, but I’d hazard a guess that addressing both those issues has helped make things easier. Also, the opening hours seem to have changed. Friend and I went out recently for a refreshing pint from their good selection, to discover they close at 6pm on Sundays – which was a bit of a blow! (They’re closed on Mondays, too.)

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Anyway, if you haven’t been in yet, the décor’s nicely done: light airy colours, interesting pictures and a casual, mismatched feel to much of the furniture. There’s also an enclosed area out back for those warm summer evenings – if they arrive! All very pleasant and comfortable.

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Summer Show Parade Four years ago, I thought it would be a great idea to revive the carnival that once was the annual event in Tetbury. I have seen some amazing pictures and films of the spectacle and heard so many Tetburians wax lyrical about how fantastic the carnival used to be! I know only too well we cannot recreate “what used to be,” as cost rules out floats and so on, so I thought a walking parade would work

and Tetbury could have its own “Notting Hill!” The first year was very small indeed, but although it has grown bit-by-bit, I really would like it to get even bigger and more colourful, so I am hoping that some of you readers will consider being part of the march through town on Sunday the 13th of August. If you are part of a club, organisation or business and would like to promote it by being in The Summer Show Parade, please do contact me, Terri White, on 01666 504189 or email t.whitemol@ - the more colourful and wacky the better! Summer Show Committee

In addition to supporting local charities, there will be at least two stalls to attract the attention of the ladies; the everpopular handmade jewellery stall and another offering scarves, leather bags and accessories. For the gardeners – and there should be lots, given the increased attraction of the Flower Show in the large marquee - the Walled Garden Nursery from Kingscote will be showcasing its stock. The favourite of many, John Newman, who has been the mainstay of this event for number of years, will of course be cooking his delicious burgers, hot dogs and sausage rolls. However, for those who prefer not to eat meat, there will be a vegan/veggie pop up cafe, something that has been requested previously on more than one occasion. There will also be a stall offering a variety of savoury pies, but if you prefer something very much stronger, then visit the Wicked Chilli stand to sample their locally produced chilli sauces and products. Other culinary delights include, roast potatoes, olives, speciality teas and traditional farmhouse cheddar cheese. For the Flower Show element, hard copies of the schedule will, as usual, be available from Tetbury Hardware from the 1st of June, containing all the entry possibilities Care:Layout 22/6/09 21:38 Page 1 - 830709 and of Hansen course Tree the entry forms1 and

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MUSIC Joy Lisney : Cello

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Saturday 12 August. 7.30pm

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EXHIBITIONS Maggie Shaw: Paintings

Fridays & weekends in June. 11am-4pm

Four piece line-up offering unique musical blend of jazz, Latin and chanson

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THEATRE The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sunday 4 June. 5.30pm. £14 (U18s £10)

A musical tour around the world with this award-winning choir. In aid of the Shed

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Robotic dancing, comedy mime and juggling. 2pm youngsters, 4pm teens

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Cycle ride for everyone along quiet lanes around the town for local charities

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Lise and Christopher White open their lovely garden to raise funds for the Arts Centre.

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This summer we have a fabulous programme of events for you to enjoy at The Goods Shed. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us so far, by either volunteering for the arts centre or coming along to one of our performances. We’re already experiencing sell-out audiences, which is fantastic news in response to all the hard work that’s gone into this project. But we do need evermore volunteers. Could you be an Event Manager or Duty Manager for us? Find out more by emailing

So, what’s happening this month? Early in the month, on Sunday the 4th of June, Shakespeare comes to the Goods Shed as the Gloucestershire-based Festival Players Theatre Company proudly presents The Merry Wives of Windsor. Presented in full costume, this all-male company brings the fun of the most farcical of all of Shakespeare’s plays, bustling with colourful characters and full of intrigues and physical gags.

of interest for people using the path. We have lots of people to thank for their help with these projects, including Robert Cole Engineering, David Taylor, Paul Raines, Mike Tucker, Eagle Plant, Allasso Recyling, and Mark, Shaun, Jeff and Jamie.

On the same day, the pottery studio and workshop, Hookshouse Pottery, based just a mile from Westonbirt, will open the gates to its stunning gardens. Inside visitors will discover borders, shrubs, woodland glade, sculptural features, a water garden, a kitchen garden with raised beds and an orchard. All profits will go towards our ongoing redevelopment plans and there’ll be tea and cake on offer.

Finally, back at the arts centre, we welcome Joy Lisney and her father James Lisney for two separate concerts. Cellist Joy is one of the most exciting young string players to emerge in recent years and James is a pianist with a repertoire that ranges from baroque masterpieces to music of the present day. You can see Joy Lisney perform on Saturday the 3rd of June, followed by her father, James Lisney, on Saturday the 24th June.

In other cycling news, the Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust has been clearing tree roots from the newly extended cycle path, weatherproofing a new ramp, and clearing the vegetation that had grown over the old tank traps that are still line the path. These would have been part of Britain’s last line of defence if the Germans had invaded during World War Two and will be a point 1130509 Springfields1:Layout 1

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Tetbury Library “A library will believe in your potential your whole life.” Lane Stone National Bookstart Week celebrates the joys and benefits of sharing stories and rhymes with the very young. This Book Trust initiative runs from the 5th to the 11th of June, and Tetbury Library will be hosting special story and craft sessions for young children during this week (with freebies, too!). Puddle Ducks and St Mary’s Playgroup have already booked their sessions and there is another session (open to any child not in these preschools) on Tuesday the 6th at 11 am – just turn up! We have Bookstart bags full of books and resources available free to babies in their first year and pre-schoolers. Bookstart packs for young children who are deaf, have a visual impairment or who have conditions affecting their fine motor skills can be obtained on request. Please just ask.


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This month’s clubs: Crafters on the 3rd, Writing Group on the 5th and the 19th, Yarn Bombing on the 13th, Library Club (with reminiscence activities) on the 30th, Baby Bounce & Rhyme and Scrabble on Wednesdays, Chess on Fridays.

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Wacky Races 2017 Editors should be seen and not heard, but I feel compelled to shoulder our excellent Tetbury Lion’s Publicity Officer Ken White out of the way just this once, to say a few things about Wacky Races 2017. It probably wasn’t the largest or most

successful Wacky to date, either in terms of the money raised for Ben Wernham, (please see,) or in attendance numbers – the threat of bad weather didn’t help, sadly - but money is still coming in and we’re hopeful we’ll be able to pass on a meaningful amount to a very deserving cause. What was successful were the efforts taken to make attendance safer. The overcrowding of the 2016 event was reduced and people got a good view of things, if not “live,” then via the TV screen in the Chipping car park. If

there’s a continuing level of enthusiasm for the races, we’ve found a recipe that should allow us to continue to hold them safely, we feel. And was it any fun? Yes! Our main sponsors, Car Care – supporters since 2012 – once more propped us up, and our friend and fellow Lion Malcolm Philby of Tetbury Hardware was generous in both his financial support and in the time he spent on the Start line on the day, commentating. Tetbury Audi, too, pledged to support us in expanding the event to include TV.



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The competitors assuredly deserve our thanks. They now come from far afield and all of them were, of course, barking mad. Aside from the wonderful Parry’s, a cart with a skirt was an unbelievable new high for 2017. Did C12 win again? Yes. We will now be inviting other selected “gravity” racers to attend, as well as extending invitations to local engineering companies to mount a serious challenge for the “speed” title. We wouldn’t want Steve Thomas to become complacent, after all…

And if you’ll kindly indulge me further, many other people need to be thanked. Generous benefactors included Artique, Ashcroft Veterinary Surgery, Clark and Maslin, Cotswold Surveyors, the Duchy Home Farm, Eagle Plant, the Great Tythe Barn, Hobbs House Bakery, the IT Group, Jesse Smith Butchers, John Latter, the Mortgage Advice Bureau, Perry Bishop & Chambers. Members of the Priory Gym, Tetbury Rugby Club, Tetbury Town Council, The Feoffees, The Royal Oak, Vinotopia, Wheatley Printers and Westonbirt Arboretum – and all the

attendant stallholders and concessions. Particular thanks to Lee Porton’s team from Ubico, our street cleaners. Their timely arrival, on the day after the races, ensured the area was tidy again. Bravo. Many Advertiser customers were kind enough to pay to advertise on “the Big Screen.” Some even allowed dreadful liberties to be taken with their usual advertising images. Very many thanks to them too - and to all the other many helpers, like the Norris family, who really deserve to be mentioned by name. Without support, no racing. Lastly, thanks to the householders of the race area for their forbearance and patience. While dispensing “Warning!” leaflets I chanced to meet the new owners of the last house on Chipping Steps, a lovely couple who were moving in a couple of days before the event. Quite unaccountably, their estate agent had not included Wacky Races in the sales pitch for the property, so when I told them of the impending shenanigans they really were quite incredulous. They rallied fast though, reacting with a typically cheerful and very Tetburian attitude. I do hope that they enjoyed the day. See you next year? Richard Smith, Wacky Race Committee




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The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds reaches its 50th anniversary in June of this year, having originally been chartered on the 21st of June 1967. One of the founding members, a Tetbury resident and former manager of Lloyds Bank, Charles Nicholls, is still an active member of the club!

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The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds serves Malmesbury, Tetbury and the surrounding villages and meets at the Horse Guards pub in Brokenborough on most Monday evenings, where we enjoy a meal followed by a speaker, or Club business. We’re a group of like-minded individuals, who come together to try and make a difference to the community in which we live and work, while also having fun and enriching our lives. The Club focuses its community support primarily on local charities and good causes. For its Golden Anniversary Year, the Club has provided substantial grants to the Tetbury Goods Shed project, which provides an arts and entertainment centre for the area, and the Malmesbury Athelstan Museum project, to bring the Moravian Church into use. We also make one-off grants to support local people in need, or to allow them to seize an opportunity that they would not otherwise be able to take up.

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And we participate in taking selected groups of children from St Mary’s Primary School Tetbury and Malmesbury Primary School, to join hundreds of other children brought by other Rotary Clubs in the South west area, for a day of fun at Longleat Safari Park. Our annual Fireworks and Bonfire evening in Tetbury is also a highlight of the year, providing a safe environment for families to enjoy a fantastic pyrotechnic display.

The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds welcomes both men and women as members, so, if you want to put something back into your community, come and join us. Contact us through our web site at 150208 Maths & English

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To fund these activities, we have fundraising events! Our next is on the 10th of June, when we will be presenting the Stuart Singers. They are a superb local choir from Minchinhampton who will be giving Dom a720208 Charity Nailsworth Concert for us in Applian Malmesbury22/2/08 150208 Abbey. Tickets are available from the Abbey



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Tetbury and Chavenage We have managed to fit in a couple of local jobs! Opposite Chavenage House, on the MacMillan Way long distance footpath, we have replaced a stile which was becoming unsafe and tidied up a stone slab stile. The stone slab stile, fitted into the dry-stone walls, is a feature of the Cotswold sheep pastures.

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Richard’s Tour de France for Avening School! Last term, two of our parents from Catalonia ran a Spanish after-school club which was very popular with pupils, particularly as their Catalonian friends were helping their Mums run the club. From this club began a link with a school in Catalonia, Escola el Despujol, which the families who started the club visited during the Easter holidays, taking with them a scrapbook which had been created by the members of Spanish club. In return, they brought back for us a beautiful picture book about St George

– complete with a Spanish and English version of the story written by the Spanish children. This has been a wonderful project, expanding the children’s horizons and encouraging them to explore a different language and culture. On a similar European note, our Chair of Governors, Richard Barley has decided to take matters into his own hands and aims to raise much needed funds to purchase new IT equipment for the school. In the fast-moving world of technology, we are keen to make sure that the children at Avening have access to the very latest IT equipment. The School Council came up

Avening Primary School with the fundraising name – APS IT which stands for Avening Primary School IT. Richard’s plan is to cycle 600+ km across France in around 5 days, starting in Ilede-France and finishing in Le Mont SaintMichel. All kit, clothing and bike spares will be carried on the journey and all the money raised will go towards the IT fund. If you would like to sponsor Richard, please contact the school office. The Hawks class (Y3/4) in particular have been getting sporty this month with a Quad Kid’s event held at SWR with St Mary’s Primary School where children got to take part in events such as the long jump, running races and howler throwing. They also have a Kwik cricket festival coming up this month. All good practice for sports day next month! We must give our Y6 and Y2 children a special mention for working so hard in the run up to and during the SATS in May. We were so proud of their positive attitude, perseverance and determination. As our Y6 pupils start to think about the end of their time at primary school, we are looking forward to meeting our new families at our information evening in May. For further information about our happy, busy place of learning, please see our school website;

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school, the children were asked to go out and busily working through the alphabet for the ‘letter of the week’ basket. have a good look at the tree and then draw the goal and completion date firmly set in what they saw, and some lovely pictures and Fluffy bear continue to go to your Burford mind. Write it down! were produced. The younger children did visit the pre-school children at home, and some finger and hand paint pictures of the Making one big target is great, as this is they are having many adventures. One had tree. As the blossom fell off the tree, the to you take a really bath in the washing what want to machine achievemuch – for children have been exploring it, even using it to onerunning child’s delight; we think the bear liked example, a marathon or losing five in the mud kitchen, to make potions. it! The pre-school children have had their

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By the time you read this, Tony Walsh will have given a further historical talk on The Feoffees and our history to the Malmesbury Probus Club – if you have a club who would be interested in a talk, or tour of The Market House, please contact us. On a completely different note, we have received several complaints from the residents at the bottom of Gumstool Hill and the Millennium Green regarding dog fouling on the grass. This is a public space which we voluntarily provide and maintain for the benefit of the entire town, and we respectfully ask that all dog owners are responsible and remove any fouling which occurs – thank you. Finally, this month we have been able to support Tetbury Hospital with the funding to purchase a new Video Lryngoscope and we have been pleased to see that our grants to Sir William Romney’s School and St Mary’s School have resulted in a successful field trip for their pupils to Shropshire, and new tables for the Primary School. If you would like to know more about the type of grants and support available, please do not hesitate to contact us. Educational or Training Grants, as well as discretionary Grants to the town’s clubs and societies are available by application to the Feoffees at Lance Vick, Chairman, Tetbury Feoffees

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arrive at the same time!) Naturally there will be tea and coffee available on the day, so do pop in and say hello, even if just to have a nose around the building. We have a pretty rose window!

Lots of interesting things happen here, but not everyone knows about them. Some are led by the church and some by other community groups, including St Mary’s Playgroup, the Job Club and HOTS. So, we want to issue an open invitation to all the residents of Tetbury to come and see what goes on! To do this we are holding an Open Day

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In town on a Wednesday morning? Why not pop into Christ Church Foyer for a cup of coffee (or tea!) and have a sociable chat with friends. Open 10 to 12 noon. All welcome. Follow up that at 12.30 with staying for a bowl of soup at our Soup Lunch – again, All welcome. 0210617

We had a really insightful evening recently about how to become Dementia Friends. Marion Child, a Dementia Friend Champion, led the evening telling twenty or so of us about the nature of dementia and how to listen with patience and understanding. At the end of the evening we made our pledges of how we would continue to live as Dementia Friends. Reverend Noel Sharp, Christ Church

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numerous geographical topics through the medium of football and FGR, we have undertaken a geographical enquiry. ‘Is the move from Nailsworth to Eastington of FGR and an Ecopark good for everyone?’

Geography Bonanza – taking learning beyond the classroom – from Shropshire to Nailsworth! We ended our Easter holidays with a fantastic field trip with Year 10 students. Over the course of four days we covered many aspects of Geography, and the river study along the Carding Mill Valley was a highlight for most. The trip was packed to the brim with geographical fieldwork, with two specific focus questions, firstly ‘To what extent has Birmingham’s connectivity improved because of the regeneration?’, and ‘What factors influence flooding in the Carding Mill Valley?’ As a result, we undertook environmental quality surveys, questionnaires and annotated photographs in the bustling city of Birmingham, as well as taking a river survey and doing field sketches along the upper course of the Carding Mill Valley. Despite long days and working well into

We started the day at the New Lawn ground, finding out more about the club. We had an opportunity to hear from David Drew about the plans for the Ecopark, a tour of the stadium to explore its eco credentials, an interview with Sam Russell, FGR goalkeeper - and to explore some mammoth maps to cement the location of the proposed site!

the evenings, the students attitude for learning was commendable. It was also fantastic to witness students applying what they had learnt in the classroom to vibrant landscapes, as well as to watch them grow in confidence and enjoy time away with their peers. There will certainly have been many memories made.

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Once refuelled, we took to the streets of Nailsworth and Stonehouse to question the public about what their thoughts were about the plans. In particular, we focussed on the positive and negative impacts FGR has on its current location and will have to the closest town, Stonehouse, if it eventually moves. Our students certainly rose to the challenge – and several members of the public approached us to pass on their praise. The day was documented in the local press with Lana Walsh and Phoebe Forrest making a radio appearance on Radio Gloucestershire. Initial findings suggest that whilst parking and traffic congestion are an issue in Nailsworth, most locals will be sorry to see their local club leave, while in Stonehouse, they would be happy to receive the club and Ecopark, especially for the job and business opportunities it will create, but also have concerns about traffic, particularly on the A419. This visit proved to be a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in a local enquiry project and to identify the conflicts involved in such a move. They recognised that as with any new site there will be benefits as well as problems, and that it is important to weigh these factors up before coming to their own opinion. Mrs Lynham, Leader of Learning for Humanities

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Tetbury Footpath Group The Group are now well into the walks for this year. The local farmers may be unhappy about it, but so far, we are happy to have had good weather for walking - dry and not too warm, even with the occasional cool wind. At the time of writing, the walks have ranged in length from 1.5 to 5.5 miles and from easy to hilly, with more than twenty people joining each walk. Some walks start from Tetbury, for others we use member’s cars to get to the start. Come and join us! The program for June is shown below. We are pleased to see visitors, who are asked to contact the leader of the walk some time in advance of the day of the walk. Most walks start from the free long-stay car park by the Goods Shed off Cirencester Road. We aim to use mainly footpaths and tracks, so walks may be muddy and stiles will be encountered. Whilst all reasonable care

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Tetbury Community Choir The choir started singing again on Monday the 8th of May, after an extended Easter break. We were delighted to welcome five new singers in this first session of the new summer term. Our membership is steadily increasing and we are going from strength to strength! We’ve started to learn two new songs – by Billy Joel and Karl Jenkins - to add to our repertoire, and we have extra rehearsals planned to help us prepare for the Upton Choir Festival on the 29th of May, when some of the choir will be representing us. New members are always welcome - we are looking at alternative venues at the moment so if you are interested in joining us please check where we will be - via email (sandy. or website (http:// tetbury We look forward to seeing you.


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HOTS visited Chipping Sodbury on 4th May and it is a most interesting, although not extremely ancient, town. Old and Little Sodbury are both older and are mentioned in the Domesday Book. At the top of the hills there are the remains of an ancient British hill-fort, like the one near Horton (neither is Roman). It was the south fort - so South Bury and eventually Sodbury became the name of the villages.

acres of rising ground on the south side of the small river Frome. There he had a very wide main street laid out for the markets, with burgage* plots 30 ft. wide and 300 ft. deep on either side. That planning exists largely unaltered to this day. There is no back road at the end of the plots, but rights of way through them, which was especially important to allow passage down to the river for collection of fresh water. A Royal Charter in 1227 granted the prefix “Chipping,” although markets had been held there from 1218. (There will be a special celebration next year!) The last market was in 1954. At one time, there was a Market Hall in the centre of the street. Horse Street may indicate the sale of horses, but there is no record of hats being made in Hatters Lane.

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History of Tetbury Society The Catholic church is in converted stables at the rear of the Town Hall (which despite its name has never belonged to the town). A Quaker Meeting House used to be a town feature. To complete the war memorial, they have placed an early 15th century cross on the top. Most of the properties are basically 12th century and built of limestone extracted from quarries close to the town. Waitrose supermarket has been built at the bottom of an old quarry. Only one house is built entirely of brick. Many front elevations have been ‘modernised’ and Georgian fronts may have false windows to complete the symmetry, or the rooms behind may not quite match. Two mills on the river were close to the town centre. Jim Elsworth and Adrian Gough were our guides and gave us a most enjoyable and interesting evening. We are almost on home ground next month, as Brian Blackah will take us around Beverston on Thursday 1st June. We shall meet in the Chipping at 6.45pm as we need to limit the number of cars. Alan Twelvetree, History of Tetbury Society * A burgage was a town (“borough”) rental property (to use modern terms), owned by a king or lord. Ed.

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around commitment, attitude, performance and respect. As always, these decisions are never made lightly! I would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work to make these presentations such a success. Everything doesn’t just stop here as planning is already underway for next season and beyond. The 2017/2018 season will be an exciting one as we continue to grow our club and its reputation as one of the best in the area. This will involve nearly 200 children participating in football, which we are justifiably proud of. With a fantastic spirit and family atmosphere being built at the club, I am looking forward to a terrific season, and beyond! Look out for training dates, as well as other activities taking place over the summer on our Facebook page ‘Tetbury Town Youth FC’. Richard Norris Youth Chairman, Tetbury Town FC

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successful breakfast club so working parents can now drop their children at school at 7.45 am and we are able to provide onsite care until 6 pm. We have lots of exciting events planned for the remainder of the school year. All the Reception and infant children are going on a trip to the beach, as part of their topic on the sea, and Year 5 and 6 are participating in a drama workshop in St. Saviour’s Church, learning about people who lived in Tetbury

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Each of the seasons brings its own joys and little miracles of nature with spring, the flowers are beginning to bloom, lambs are born and the longer days with the sun shining brings us light and joy in our hearts. Some of our young people have just received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, one of the important milestones of our Christian faith. This day will stay with them throughout their lives and we wish them well, as they continue with their Catholic

upbringing with a deeper understanding of their Christian life. On a personal note, I remember well this day in my life exactly fifty years ago this month. As you know on Bank Holiday Monday is the annual Woolsack Day and we are holding a tombola stall and guess the name of the doll in aid of charities. Please come and see us - you never know what you might win! In the Woolsack race itself, our Parish Priest Fr Nnamdi Isidore Obi will be taking part himself, to raise money for the charity ‘Achieve Africa’ that he started in Nigeria. Friends and Parishioners of Tetbury, Cirencester and other parts of

News from St Michael’s the Clifton Diocese are supporting him. Achieve Africa was an idea of Fr Obi and others have joined him in setting it up. Achieve Africa supports the most vulnerable African children, through projects and programmes of health and education. They are currently supporting the needy children in the South East of Nigeria, many of whom are disabled, abandoned and homeless. They are working in partnership with St Joseph’s Care Home of Onitsha, Anambra State in Nigeria. St Joseph’s Care Home is run and managed by the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy, one of the Female Religious Communities who engage in the apostolate for needy children and their families. Achieve Africa also collaborates with corporate bodies to support the most vulnerable children in Africa and are more than happy to partner with any local and international aid agencies and charities, to deliver projects and programmes close to the grassroots of their charity and social services. Schools and religious institutions are also welcomed to work with them. As Achieve Africa say: “That you are thinking about them now is an achievement! Together, we can achieve more! We may not save the whole world but we can save, at least, a child.” Find us: 7 St Peter’s Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK GL7 1RE Call us: 01285 652087 Email us: Website:

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Dolphins Hall Dolphins Hall plans passed for extension and alterations On April the 12th not only was it the AGM of the Dolphins Hall, but the plans for the Hall were passed by the Planning committee of Cotswold District Council. County Councillor Tony Hicks spoke to the Public and Trustees, explaining that the grant money from the Youth Club was for new youth premises and the community. He went onto announce that the plans for the Dolphins Hall had been passed that day and the Hall could now progress with their plans. A Project Team will be put together to oversee the building works of the Dolphins Hall, going forward. We will be carrying out the alterations in phases, to cause the least disruption. Due to the volume of parties, no major alterations will take place until 2018. The AGM followed the announcement, with nominations for Trustees taking place. We welcome two new Trustees, John Wood and Colin Turnley. The public then left, to allow the Trustees to vote on the Officers. They remain the same: Maggie Heaven, Chair. Colin Pearce, Vice Chair and Sue Townsend, Treasurer. The Dolphins Hall has turned the corner, with party bookings up until the end of December and the daytime almost fully booked with daytime fitness classes. The Tea Dances held every six weeks are a huge

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success, drawing people from outside Tetbury. The bar, which is fully stocked, is open upon request. I.D is required from anyone we feel could be under age. A wine chiller, and a glass washing machine has been purchased. D.J Lightning have started monthly family Disco’s and The Dolphins Hall Lunch Club held their first lunch on Friday the 28th of May - another great way of bringing the

community together. Cllr Stephen Hirst Mayor of Tetbury opened the event which was enjoyed by all. We look forward to seeing you all at the June lunch. Thank you both to the people of Tetbury and those outside Tetbury for their great support - and thanks also to all our volunteers, for bringing the Dolphins Hall back to being a community hall again. Maggie Heaven, Chair, Dolphins Hall Tetbury

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