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What’s On 1st May – Tetbury Wacky Races! Practise starts at 10.00 am 3rd May - Save the Children coffee morning 10.00 am in the Priory Inn 8th May 8th - Tetbury WI meeting 7.30 pm the Dolphins’ Hall 11th May - Copy date for Contributions to the Advertiser

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14th – 20th May - Christian Aid Week 20th May - Friends of Tetbury Community Transport trip to Weston super Mare 9.00 am to 4.00 pm 20th May - Stable Nursery 16th Birthday Party Please see the ad in this issue 27th May - Friends of Tetbury Community Transport trip to Yate 9.00 am to 2.00 pm 27th May -Tetbury Library’s ‘Grow!’ event 10 am to 1.00 pm – see the article in this issue 27th May - Girlguiding Book Sale 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in the Malt House – see the ad in this issue 29th May - Girlguiding Book Sale 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in the Malt House – see the ad in this issue 29th May – Tetbury Camera Club Exhibition At the Market Hall – see the column in this issue 29th May – Tetbury Woolsack Day! For local walks led by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens in May, please see the column in this issue.

Contents Avening Primary School 19 Avening WI 24 Chelworth Bookworms 20 Christian Aid 38 Computer Advice 10 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens 51 Dolphins Drama Group 48 Girlguiding 52 History of Tetbury Society 47 Injured Jockey Fund 36 Letter to the Editor 56 Lion’s Den 5 Mayor’s Piece 29 News from Christ Church 38 News from St Marys’ Church 39 Patient Participation Group 50 People for You 40 Priory Inn Blog 14 Probus 16 Puddle Ducks 22 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 11 Sir William Romney’s School 46 St Mary’s Playgroup 42 Stable Nursery 9 Summer Show 34 Tetbury Art Society 58 Tetbury Camera Club 27 Tetbury Community Choir 30 Tetbury Footpath Group 43 Tetbury Goods Shed 31 Tetbury in Bloom 15 Tetbury Library 44 Tetbury Police Museum 53 Tetbury Volunteer Community Bus 33 Tetbury WI 12 The Close Hotel 18 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 59 The Food Bank 28 The Keys to the Shed 30 The People’s Pod 23 What’s On - May 3 Woolsack Day 6 Young by Name 4

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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) DOLPHINS HALL COMMUNITY CENTRE Bookings through 504670 or website COTSWOLD CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU TEL: 0808 800 0511 COMMUNITY CONNEXIONS TRANSPORT Sandford Park Offices, College Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7HX Tel: 0345 680 5029 SWRS SPORT/LEISURE CENTRE Tel: 501086 TOURIST INFORMATION 33 Church Street. Tel: 503552

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Young by Name In Praise of May (No, Not That One) May has always been my favourite month, promising blossom, sunshine and the real beginning of spring. I trace my fondness for this month back to a special event in my childhood: the May Day ceremony held each year at the infants’ school I attended in suburban London. When I was seven, I was one of a number of May Maidens, decked out in white dresses with floral wreaths in our hair, to process the length of the school field behind the May Queen, to the tune that I will ever associate with that special day, the Elizabethan Serenade.

May the Force May’s special status was compounded by the words of one of my favourite hymns in our daily school assemblies at that time of year: “May time, Playtime, God has given us May time, Thank him for his gifts of love, Sing a song of spring.” I’m not sure who I thought had given us the other eleven months, but God obviously endorsed my preference. Decades later, I very nearly named my daughter May, till I realised that combined with the surname of Young, it would make her sound like an item on a Chinese takeaway menu. I imagined her being nicknamed Eggy in the playground, short for Egg May Young. More recently, I subconsciously shoehorned an optimistic May into my light-hearted new novel, Best Murder in Show. Elderly travel writer May Sayers, who dies before the book begins, creates a fresh start for the heroine, her great-niece Sophie Sayers, by bequeathing her a Cotswold cottage. In my world, even a posthumous May can usher in new beginnings and the promise of something better to come.

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Looking Forward This lyrical piece of music was composed by a former English cinema organist in 1951 to herald the new Elizabethan age, a time of forward-looking optimism – just right for May, then. The same composer was responsible for another easy-listening piece, Sailing By, still used to introduce the Late-Night Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4 – a comforting combination for insomniacs as well as sailors. By the time I first encountered the Elizabethan Serenade at school, the Queen’s reign was well into double figures, so for me the piece became forever the emblem of a more literal kind of spring.

My irrational attachment to all things Mayish even make me more tolerant of the current Prime Minister than if, say, her name was Theresa Might. But deep down of course I know that names don’t matter. If I’d been raised in Australia, May would have all the promise of an English November, i.e. none at all. After all, the composer of the magical Elizabethan Serenade and Sailing By rejoiced under the prosaic name of Ronald Binge. Deeds, not words, as the suffragettes used to say. Come what may… Debbie Young

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Lion’s Den many support services available for local people. Our hope is that this unique initiative will bring benefit to local residents for many years to come.

Those of you who read the Advertiser regularly will realise that Lions put a lot of effort into raising money… …which can be given to help those in need, both locally in the Tetbury area and further afield. However, we sometimes find time to enjoy a social event together too and one such opportunity arose recently when, at the end of March, we celebrated in costume the famous Battle of the Alamo, when Davy Crockett and his men held out for thirteen days against a much larger Mexican force.

My Lions colleagues are also currently putting a lot of time and effort into preparing for two imminent major events. Wacky Races on Monday the 1st of May will be over by the time you read this, but the time and effort required from Lion’s members both in preparation and in the running of the event on the day, are enormous. We are learning from previous experiences, so this year should be bigger and better than ever. Let’s hope the weather is kind and we can all enjoy a good days racing. This year’s surplus will be donated to the fundraising for Ben Wernham and we’ll also be volunteering to do whatever we can for the DIY SOS team, who are visiting soon. “Tetbury Cares” Conference on the 3rd of June. We hope to bring together representatives from over fifty organisations which are involved in providing, or supporting, Health Care in Tetbury and the surrounding area. The idea is that Tetbury Lions, assisted by The Feoffees who are part-funding the exercise, can be the catalyst to help establish a central source of information about the

We are also supporting another worthy local initiative called Ronan’s Trust. Offering nurturing and support to those who have suffered a close family bereavement, Ronan’s Trust provides opportunities for bereaved individuals and families to meet in small groups, to work together in gardens and on land-based projects, as well as offering natural craft activities. The Trust is for anyone who has suffered a close family bereavement - the loss of a partner, sibling, child or parent – and they also provide practical support for those who have been immediately bereaved and need help in their gardens - mowing lawns, weeding and hedge cutting. Ronan’s Trust has allotments near Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud and Tetbury and in the case of the latter, strictly organic methods are applied. Lastly, many local Tetbury people are finding the present circumstances financially very difficult, often through no fault of their own. To help with this problem, as you probably know, a local food bank has now been established in Tetbury. To support this important town initiative, over the next twelve months Tetbury Lions will be making a monthly financial donation to the new Food Bank, which will enable them to extend the numbers of clients they can assist. All these initiatives put into practice the Lion’s motto: “We Serve”. Alan Cross, President, Tetbury Lions

Fortunately, none of the Lions were lost in this modern version and a great night was enjoyed by all. Our thanks go to Roger and Janet for their efforts, which made the evening such a success. You may also have seen us collecting again recently for our annual Easter Raffle, which despite the rain was very well supported. More recently we were again highly visible with our bucket shake in the foyer at Tesco. In total both events raised a fabulous £1,269, so many thanks for your generosity. Some of our Lions members were dressed in Hospital “Scrubs,” which perhaps gave the game away that we have decided to celebrate the Centenary of Lions International in June this year, by making a major donation to Tetbury Hospital. Final details of how our donation will be used are yet to be settled, but I hope to be able to let you all know soon.

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Woolsack Day Tetbury Woolsack Races will once again be taking place on a Bank Holiday - Monday the 29th of May. Places are still available for teams and individuals wishing to enter, and entry forms are available on our website www. This year we have the honour of being joined by Radzi Chinyanganya, a presenter from Blue Peter who is hoping to break a record in the Men’s individual race – so if you think you’ve got what it takes to race against him, get your entry forms in as soon as possible. Our main charity or “good cause” this year, is Longfield Hospice Care.

Based in Minchinhampton, Longfield provide specialist services for adults in Gloucestershire living with life-limiting illnesses. We will also be supporting local youth sports projects. Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout May and we have a wide range of fantastic prizes all kindly donated by local businesses – more details on our website and Facebook page As always, the Woolsack Races is a free event with lots to see and do – with the chance to visit our wonderful range of local pubs, hotels and shops. You can also take a stroll along the French Market, which will be situated in Long Street and offering a wide range of products from across the Channel. We also have many stalls offering all manner of items and a funfair for the youngsters, together with musical offerings from Ilu Axé Samba Band and Swindon Brass Band - and children’s entertainers Colin Dymond and World Jungle. Once again we will be starting proceedings


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with the Veloton Cycle Sprint, followed by children’s races and culminating in the individual and team Woolsack races. As always these will take place up and down Gumstool Hill with records to be beaten – so come and cheer on the brave competitors. There is ample parking provided at a nominal fee and all proceeds from the day go to the charities.

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Secret Garden OLD MANOR HOUSE “SECRET GARDEN” For a few special hours, the alarm systems and camera equipment guarding this particular garden were turned off to host a very different sort of event…

Most of you reading this article are well aware of the Military and Military Charitable events that the family host every year in The Old Manor House and Gardens in central Tetbury, but you might just raise an eyebrow to learn that the doors were recently flung open for some very determined little toddlers ‘on a mission’ to find Easter Eggs planted throughout the garden. Two Tetbury playgroups combined to tackle the challenge and screams of glee echoed behind very tall walls as the egg and spoon race took off - the winner was somewhat unclear however as eggs rolled off, were picked up and the rules seemed a bit fuzzy to all…

As a town Tetbury is used to seeing groups of people in formal dress or black tie lining up to get through the gates of this house. Sometimes even vintage tanks can be seen rolling into the garden for what have proven to be very popular events, but as some of you are aware the General has had a little boy and well… things have changed a bit! “It’s a funny old world” he said “my wife was asked recently by a bank teller at HSBC ‘why don’t you ever open the garden’ and she looked up stunned as we are currently hosting eleven events per year- so for this particular occasion (as there are no baby VIPs yet-) we are more than happy to release details and photographs (with mummy permissions of course) but for other events we just don’t feel the need to talk about our guests and no one wants to go to a party and wake up the next morning to find they are on social media or in the paparazzi.” So why are the gates so often closed during the day? “It’s a pretty unpleasant situation. We’ve had several bold, rogue ‘garden wall hoppers’ trying to get into the rear of some of the houses and high street shops appearing in our garden on a regular basis. The new mesh

But there was a definite tie for best dressed between little locals Holly and Milly.

stream security systems installed have absolutely halted the trespassing as well as the number of police call-outs and arrests so attempted crime figures for this small slice of Tetbury have dropped to very near zero but we have instead obtained some rather unexpected video clips of our dear neighbours doing odd things in our garden - obviously, the sound is recorded so we are considering sending them into You’ve been framed video clips show!” To end the mystery YES, The Secret Garden is open but mainly for the Military Charities that the family support so we do hope that has cleared up any confusion. “Our badgers have really enjoyed the melted chocolate Easter eggs left behind!” A big thank you to the family for hosting us! Sammy Puttick

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In May 2001, Steph Uren (the manager at the time), took over the ownership of the Nursery formerly known as Toad Hall, on the Tetbury Upton Estate – and the building was given a complete makeover. It was renamed The Stable Nursery and a new philosophy of Holistic Childcare whilst working with a strong Reggio Emilia influence was introduced. Steph and Zoe the Manager have shared many inspections and always maintain

Good ratings. We believe that if inspectors and families can see that you genuinely know and care for the children you are responsible for, you can only go from strength to strength, as the nursery has continued to do. However, we are now looking for new and if possible larger premises. An important aspect of the nursery has always been the idyllic outside opportunities for learning it creates – so we hope that a new setting will become available with a similar rural feel. We want to continue to offer forest school sessions with the freedom of the

Stable Nursery great outdoors from which the children currently benefit, so, while we are already considering other locations, if you know of anything you think we should be looking at, please give us a call. Lastly, we would also like to shout out to parents and children who have been part of our nursery family in the last 16 years, to come and celebrate our Sweet 16th Birthday, as we look forward to continuing to play an important part in the thriving community of Tetbury for another 16 years! Stable Nursery

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a year and a half, it has proved to be stable. The new Creator’s update is being gradually rolled out and the ability to schedule updates will be welcomed. Other benefits will include the paint program now working in 3D, Cortana and Edge getting a makeover, better hardware support and so on. Speaking of updates, I have been holding off installing the Anniversary update [1607] rolled out from July last year, on my own Windows 10 system, (if you have the Professional version of Windows 10, you can defer updates for months,) in case I was to have issues with an old slide scanner. I have had it for years and I’m importing images. I still have 4,000 to go! Well, I can say the update went in fine and the scanner is still working. All I now need is the time to finish the job… Anyway, if you would like to future proof your computer and you missed out on the free upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 last year, I can carry out a free one, with just my time to


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Another active spring Spring 2017 has been very active for willmaking, and for probate lawyers. Those rotters in the Ministry of Justice have managed to get a huge hike in probate court fees to go through parliament; it will hit those who die and cannot obtain a grant of probate by May, unless overturned.

residential nil rate band inheritance rate, which for many on April 6th became a reality. The dawning of this realisation has meant that I have had frequent visits from middle-aged clients, bringing their elderly parents for a review of the parents’ wills.

Last year we had to endure the stamp duty hikes, which have done a lot to hinder activity on house sales. If I were Chancellor I would give parents with young children some relief from stamp duty, because extra space is always needed. The legacy of George Osborne’s chancellorship has not been good in this respect - but for some his reputation may be redeemed, by the

These trusts, which were very prevalent before Alistair Darling in 2007, allowed widows to leave £650,000 free of inheritance tax to anyone, provided they inherited from their husbands, or vice versa. Some of my elderly visitors have been very fond of their daughters-in-law, and in some cases ex-daughters-in-law, much to the chagrin of their sons, trying to persuade their mothers to join in this bonanza. In this case, I am with the sons, who if they outlive their mothers can always make a gift to whoever they like, with financial impunity.

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Tetbury WI Some meetings, for some reasons, are memorable - and our April meeting was one of those. The speaker was Steve Knibbs, who is the reporter for Gloucestershire on BBC Points West. He was accompanied by his cameraman, Mark, and it was obvious how well they work together. We were informed about progress in the technology they use to put the news items together - and we viewed some recent news reports. A high spot was when two of our members and a guest (it was an Open Meeting) staged an

interview concerning the closure of Lloyds Bank in Tetbury. The whole evening was relaxed and informal, with a great deal of interaction between the speakers and the audience. Steve and Mark were very accessible and

friendly and stayed talking with us at the end of the evening. Steve is a great ambassador for our local TV news. Socially, this has been a busy month. We have enjoyed supper at the Number 65 Restaurant and the monthly coffee morning at the Snooty Fox. We have visited The Royal Mint and been into London to see “The Girls” - a musical based on the film “The Calendar Girls”. Our Food Group went to Jesse Smith in Cirencester for tea and a talk on butchery, where Perry was both entertaining and informative. Our skittles team lost narrowly against Rotary at a recent match, but enjoyed their evening two of our team were the highest scorers. In March, several of our group went to Cheltenham to the annual GFWI meeting where apart from WI business, there were talks by Lucy Worsley, the T V historian, and Lady Bathurst, one of our members. We shall meet at the Dolphins’ Hall on May 8th at 7.30 where guests or new members are always welcome and for monthly coffee on the 22nd at the Snooty Fox. Chris Gibson, Tetbury WI

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materials. There are common threads that run quite distinctly throughout our network of 30-Mile suppliers, which are becoming rare in a modern business world: they work exceptionally hard – often at great personal sacrifice, they genuinely care about the quality of their product and the details (never happy unless their game is at the highest level,) and they love what they do.

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None more so than the Godsells in Leonard Stanley. In 2014, we needed a new supplier for 3,000 kilos p.a. of mozzarella for our pizzas. Buying cheap over-processed, tasteless, vac-packed cheese just doesn’t do it for us. So, we began talking to Brian, Liz and their cheese ladies, as we had an inkling that they would be up for a challenge.

Over the thirteen years of owning The Priory Inn, we have truly enjoyed our connection with the local families and businesses who focus their working lives on either growing produce, rearing livestock or creating products from raw

After many months of talking, calculating, experimenting, creatively improvising, and most crucially, endless tasting, the result was a delicious, artisan Gloucestershire mozzarella. A staff tour last month revealed the early stages of the mozzarella-making

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as the curds were separated from the whey in the massive stainless vat. Then we watched the hand-stretching of the cheese which is crucial to the end product and involves large quantities of very hot water, a couple of broom handles, much patience and a critical time window. We are in awe of the many families we work with, like the Godsells, who have made difficult choices to continue in a tough world. As restaurant owners who care about the food we serve, we have always been sure that the authentic, characterful, topquality product which we have passed onto you is truly good and right - on every level.


Live music continues through May to a laidback Sunday night atmosphere: On the 7th, Lewis Clark’s lyrical folk/blues blends into a soulful voice. Bashema (niece of Jamaican reggae legend) plays on the 14th followed by Steve Page playing Americana on the 21st. Stevie Nicole Brown plays the month out, combining acoustic lyrical honesty and theatrical atmosphere. There are more details about all the artists on our website.


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Tetbury in Bloom Summer is on its way! As the tulips fade and herbaceous borders burst into life, it is now clear that summer is approaching. May is a busy time for the gardener, for Chelsea entrants and for Tetbury in Bloom, as we prepare for the summer season ahead. The team is out on Tuesday and Thursday mornings thinning out drifts of hardy annuals, trimming back spreading plants, deadheading any late tulips, weeding the flowerbeds and generally making room for the summer bedding, which we will plant In June after the last threat of frost has passed. Sue is busy planning our work schedule and the logistics to ensure that the right plant combinations and the correct numbers of bags of compost and manure arrive at the right flowerbeds at the right time. With just under 3,500 plants, made up of geraniums, begonias and antirrhinums arriving through the month of June to be planted up in the 33 flower beds and 42 tubs and troughs throughout the town, it doesn’t all happen by magic!


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anecdotes, shared with us by our cordial hosts David and Caroline Lowsley-Williams, and the visit ended with an excellent lunch. Thank you, Joanna.

Chocks Away! Few local people flying off on holiday would spare a thought for the very significant contribution made to aviation by Gloucestershire pioneers. But the Bristol Aeroplane Company was founded in Filton in 1910 and the Gloucestershire (Gloster from 1926) Aircraft Company in Cheltenham, in 1917. Cheltenham-born Frederick Handley Page established aircraft manufacture elsewhere in 1909.

Woodcarving is one of mankind’s oldest skills and Neil Gow told us on the 6th of April how his early artistic skills eventually led to him becoming a professional wood carver. His sculptures range from intricately carved table-top pieces to totem poles! short a runway for later heavier models, minimally fitted Gloster Javelin’s had to be flown out to nearby Moreton Valence for completion. Less was said about Bristol’s famous products, but the mere mention of names such as Bulldog, Blenheim and Beaufighter competed for many a trip down memory lane. On the 30th of March, thirty-one members and wives very much enjoyed a visit to Chavenage House – not only historic but still a true family home. The many interesting features of the 400-year-old house were embellished by numerous

Neil’s sculptures have been exhibited widely, including at Westonbirt (where he started “Sculptree”,) and at Tintern Station. It was a fascinating insight into his work: he need not fear any competition from our members. Theo Stening, Probus, 01666 504243


Barry Simon told us, on the 16th of March, that balloon flying had been recorded in Gloucestershire as early as 1783. Doctor Edward Jenner had flown a hydrogenfilled balloon with a friend from Berkeley Castle to Kingscote, before refuelling and continuing to what is now “The Air Balloon.” Among many other flights, a motorised balloon flew from Cheltenham to Gloucester in 1910. Barry described how wooden airframes and other aircraft components were moved to airfields by road, after being assembled in local garages and factories. The Gloster Aircraft company used an airstrip at Hucclecote, which it eventually purchased in 1928 and expanded into Brockworth for manufacturing purposes. Many aircraft continued to be made there after the merger with Hawker, including thousands of Hurricanes and Typhoons.

Neil described the processes he follows from conception of a design to completion, exemplified by the impressive examples he had brought along. Showing the various tools he uses, from small gouges to chainsaws for larger sculptures, he explained the merits and disadvantages of different woods and how hidden inclusions could be overcome.

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The countdown to summer! The last week of the spring term was a busy one at Avening School, with the Hawks class kicking off the week with a ‘Roman day’. Dressed in Roman attire and under the instruction of Mr ‘Wilkinsonus’, the class spent the day preparing and then consuming a Roman feast - then lounging on cushions before playing Roman games. Meanwhile, the Kestrels class fled the school for the day and visited ‘@ Bristol’ science and technology centre. The next day, the whole school experienced the martial art of Judo, when Judo instructor and parent Mr Maidment gave each class a display and lesson. The rest of the week was a whirlwind of class photos, a mid-week celebration assembly, an Easter service, an Easter egg hunt in the School Garden and one of the highlights of the year, the school talent show!

the Cheltenham Science Festival are already penned into the diary! The Owls class will be taking part in their residential visit to the Cotswold Water Park, where they will spend their time also engaged in water sports. The summer term is always filled with sporting fixtures. Forthcoming events include several cricket competitions, as well as our usual Sports Day and annual sponsored walk. We are working closely with our colleagues at Sir William Romney’s School, and this term will see us collaborate on a joint project for Year 5 and 6, based on the text Treasure Island. We will also be joining SWR for a ‘Proms in the Park’ in July, with children from our school joining the choir.

Avening Primary School FOAS (the Friends of Avening School) are also very busy with their fund-raising, with a return of the very successful Bear Hunt on Saturday 17 June. The FOAS summer fete takes place on Friday 7 July. We are currently fund-raising for IT equipment and to kick-start the efforts our Chair of Governors, Richard Barley, is cycling 600 km across France. Watch this space for further details on our fund-raising efforts and good luck Richard on your challenge! As usual, lots to look forward to! For further information about our happy, busy place of learning, please see our school website; Avening Primary School

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Hi Tetbury, it’s been quite a while… …since the Pod, Tetbury Youth Club, has put an article into the Advertiser. Have I ever explained why we are called “The Pod?” It all began when we had to move out of the County-led building (another story) into the temporary portacabin on the Memorial Recreation ground. The portacabin is such a small space in which to run a youth project that we pictured ourselves squashed in, “like peas in a pod,” only people in a pod - and hence the name. That was five years ago, and we are still in The Pod, while awaiting a better home.

important part of most sessions, we cook together then we eat together, a lot of conversation and fun is had around this process. We try to promote healthy eating - of course - but we also try to explore different types of foods and recipes, pushing our comfort zones, exploring different cultural foods. Do you enjoy cooking, would you like to come down and share a great recipe with us?

What’s happening right now at the Pod? We have our two weekly sessions, Tuesday’s and Friday’s, where we do a lot of cooking. Last week we made a Chicken Chow Mein, which went down well! Cooking is an


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The People’s Pod We’re also about to finish our year-long music project. We’ve provided an opportunity for two small groups of young people to learn how to play the guitar or how to sing with confidence, aiming to have young people try something new, gain a skill and increase their self-confidence and creativity. We have achieved this and have set a few young people off on a journey of creative discovery. We completed the project with a public concert in St Mary’s school and you can see a taster of this by visiting our Facebook page. The Pod is at a critical point now - we are understaffed and need to recruit new members to the team, since two of our youth workers, Mikala and Mel have moved on; thanks to both for such dedicated service. Being a youth worker is often seen as hard work. The time of day that youth workers are active and the energy that’s needed can be demanding, but that is only one perspective on what is a fulfilling and satisfying role. It’s extremely important – adult’s interaction with the lives of young people. Parents have this role, obviously, but not all young people listen to their parents all the time, so it’s necessary for there to be other voices of reason, advice and encouragement. It is a “sacrificial” role in some ways, giving of yourself beyond what a normal 9-to-5 job requires, but it’s vital and really is so rewarding. So, I am appealing to the adults of Tetbury to consider perhaps taking up a new calling, to support young people as a youth worker. No experience is necessary as training will be provided. We have also created an exciting new position which is for a Project Development Manager who will be responsible for the Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust. This is a part-time, dynamic and proactive role, involving coordinating with the Trustees to continue, improve and grow the work of the Trust. It will include the Pod, First Aid Group, Tetbury Job Club and any new projects in the community. The duties will include opportunities for personal growth, as well as managing, administration, dealing with people and responsibilities for the health and safety of the organisation. If you are interested in this opportunity or need further information on any of the above, please email in the first instance, or drop the Trustees a note to the Sureteam offices, (next door to the library,) and marked up for the trustee’s attention. Closing date for applications will be the 31st of May and interviews will be held in June. If you would like to know more about the youth club, what we do, what it’s like, who hangs out there, what’s the purpose of the youth club and “Do we do any good?” then please get in touch or come and visit, we would love to meet you.


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Avening WI We had a most interesting day at Cheltenham Town Hall, attending the Gloucestershire Federation AGM. After the opening business, we listened to a talk by Lady Bathurst who had just completed her year as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire. She described the various activities she has undertaken during her term of office, and it was clear that she had thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She has also instigated a new WI at Eastwood Park Prison called “Lady B’s Butterflies,” which is proving a great success. This will give its members a new interest and will help them integrate into the community at the end of their sentence.

Woodchester Village Hall and although we won the first 3 places, only 2 teams could go through to the next round. Our own Spring quiz held at the Avening Social Club went very well. Derek was kept busy at the bar as brain power seems to need a lot of lubrication! As usual the ploughman’s supper table was demolished and after an excellent raffle we were able to donate £200 to our local Charity “Best for Ben”. The walk in March was around Box. It was a bright sunny morning and the walk was followed by lunch at the Halfway House. The April walk will be from Tetbury starting at the Preston Park car park and ending with lunch at the Royal Oak. We have provided afternoon tea for the funeral of a local man who lived in the village. Over 100.

We had pre-booked lunch at Carluccio’s restaurant and were well looked after and promptly served, giving us plenty of time to stroll back to the Town Hall for the afternoon session. Dr Lucy Worsley gave an excellent talk illustrated with slides. She is Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces and her only complaint was that her office at Hampton Court Palace was extremely cold! She spoke about homes and houses over the years and was happy to answer questions from the audience. Three teams took part in the first round of the County Quiz competition held at

The speaker at our April meeting was Lorraine Stanton on “sausages stuffed with TLC”. Until recently Lorraine farmed Gloucester Old Spot pigs and used the meat to make her own sausages. She has made sausages from a huge variety of ingredients. She brought along a sausage making machine and made 2 varieties of sausages showing us how easy it is to make your own. She was very insistent that the very best sausages are made from the meat of free range slowly matured animals. On June 7th we have arranged a visit to the Royal Mint at Llantrisant followed by a 2nd venue at the National Trust’s Tredegar House and gardens. We are likely to have some spare places on our coach, so if you are interested in joining us please call Gwyneth on 01453 836556 to secure your place. Shirley Hand, Avening WI


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Changes for the better? I think not! It’s amazing how quickly things change. Tetbury continues as a great community, happy in the knowledge that we enjoy a good range of services, and then - crash, bang wallop - Lloyds Bank announce that they are closing their Tetbury branch in September, and one of our first-class, hard-working Police Community Support Officers is transferred to Stow! When HSBC closed their doors last year, many people transferred their banking to Lloyds, after receiving assurances that this branch would not be closing. Most certainly not after a thorough revamping

of the facilities. And yet here we are facing closure of the town’s last bank. Is there not some ruling regarding the closure of the last bank in town? We have another 800 houses coming to Tetbury, a 35% increase in the number of homes, do Lloyds not place any weight on this? Why should we have to go to another county, or make at least a 10-mile journey, to deposit cash? How much trust can be placed in organisations that say one thing and then go back on their word? There seems to be somewhat of an air of resignation about this closure, although I do believe that Lloyds must be brought to book over this bad news for our town. After all, they did make a £4.2billion profit in 2016, even with the overhead of the Tetbury branch.

Mayor’s Piece Our local police force of one fully-fledged constable and two community support officers have been operating in Tetbury and the surrounding area for several years. They have become very well known to both the law-abiding and the law breakers. We have a very low crime rate in the town, and I suppose that could be one of the reasons for reducing the size of our small but perfectly-formed police team. They have built up a very efficient information network and have worked hard to maintain their local presence, to maintain the low levels of crime. And now a 30% reduction in personnel. How can we overcome this? We are going to have to be more vigilant, and not hesitate to report any suspicious behaviour that we may see. As police numbers decline, there will be a greater dependence on public co-operation and involvement. We must get assurances from the Police that they intend to maintain their presence in the town in order that we can continue to have a safe community in Tetbury; the Town Council will continue to be vigilant in this respect. On a much more positive note, County Highways have worked up plans to make the Hampton Street junction safer for pedestrians. These plans will be available in the Town Council Offices should you wish to understand them fully and were also discussed at the recent Town Meeting. It seems that it’s just a matter of getting finance in place to get the work done, to improve pedestrian safety at this very busy junction.


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Tetbury Community Choir Raising the Roof at The Goods Shed Well nearly! It was a privilege and joy for the choir to perform at this wonderful new venue on Monday April the 3rd. It was the first performance with the very impressive new seating installed. This meant an audience of nearly 200 people, were seated in comfort with uninterrupted views. It was also the first time the choir had performed in public under the direction of our Choirmaster, Richard George. We are all so grateful for his hard work and enthusiasm at every rehearsal. The programme was an eclectic mix including ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’, ‘Baltimore’, ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Hit The road Jack’, and among others, ‘The Wonder of You’ with an invitation to sing along with us. It also included an arrangement by Mr George of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and a first performance of a song written by Mr George, ‘The Sharing’! Anne Smith and Jackie Rymer each sang a solo. The atmosphere at the hall was wonderful and the audience very appreciative. We have received lots of great feedback since! The concert and raffle raised just over £1,480 for the Goods Shed. Our thanks to Jill Dodge for her part in arranging this event. 130208 GLC Williams



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The choir now takes a short break. The next meeting is on Monday May the 8th at 7pm. We have been invited to sing in a competition at Upton Festival on Monday the 29th of May. We will be working on the songs for this event.

and a year of renovations; a legal finale was witnessed today, when the lease to The Goods Shed in Tetbury was signed and formally handed over from the Town Council to the Trust - who will now run the building as a vibrant and creative arts centre for the town and the surrounding South Cotswolds.

Our numbers are increasing steadily but we always welcome new members, previous experience not necessary! We have strong alto and soprano sections, as well as an increasingly strong support from our tenors and basses. We would love to have more support for our gentlemen. Please come and join them.

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reminiscent of a real carousel or zoetrope.” Her work will be open for viewings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout May, with free admission.

This May, the Goods Shed celebrates creative crafts and artistic inspiration. But first, we’ve just witnessed a legal finale. The lease to the building has now been signed and formally handed over from the Town Council to the Rail Lands Trust. It’s an historic moment for us which our Chairman, Will Cook, described as, “the real beginning of The Goods Shed. He said: “We have worked in successful partnership with the Town Council to get this far and it’s been a positive journey. But this is the legal finale, when we will take responsibility for the Arts Centre”. The handover of the lease means we can now attract more funding, which, together with our band of passionate, hardworking volunteers, should ensure the future of artistic performance in Tetbury. The lease was agreed for us by Cirencester-based solicitors, Tanners. Partner Julian Archard, commented, “It is with pleasure that we have been involved in the finalisation of this lease, which represents the culmination of many people’s efforts to provide an exciting new arts venue for Tetbury”. It was a “Jewel in the Crown” occasion for all of us. And so, onwards and upwards!

In-keeping with our “craft” theme, we are also holding several workshops, including knitting, apron making, Indian block printing, pattern cutting and handbag making. If you’re feeling in need of creative inspiration, or just want to learn a new skill, do take a look.

children’s theatre production company, “Blunderbus,” on the 20th of May. With a knack for creating magical experiences, they are staging two performances of “Dogs Don’t Do Ballet”, the award-winning children’s book by Anna Kemp. It’s suitable for those aged 3 to 7 and family tickets are available. Hope to see you all down at The Shed very soon!

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Pattern cutting • 10am–4pm Workshop with Valerie George. £70


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CELLO RECITAL: Joy Lisney 7pm for 7.30pm Joy Lisney is one of the most exciting young string players to emerge in recent years. £15 THEATRE: Merry Wives of Windsor 5pm for 5.30pm Hilarious and colourful comedy from the Festival Players Theatre. Bring a picnic to enjoy outside the Shed before the performance £14 CONCERT: Women in Harmony 7pm for 7.30pm Tunbridge Ladies Choir. £10

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The Tetbury Volunteer Community Bus group are absolutely delighted to notify everyone that Tetbury will have its own minibus within a few weeks. This bus is for everyone regardless of age, and has been specially adapted for wheelchair access so anyone with mobility difficulties can go out and about in Tetbury with a door-to-door service.

The service is “Not for profit.” A small annual membership fee and a sum on each trip should ensure that the costs of maintaining the bus and the proposed local office are covered. There will be regular trips into town and other trips to destinations chosen by the service users. It will even be available for private hire for any groups, clubs or societies, day or evening. It was primarily purchased to help with the transport in town, although with the cutbacks within our existing bus services, the team will be looking at what transport might not be available and therefore needed to get to other destinations.

Tetbury Volunteer Community Bus Unity in our Community! At the time of writing an open day is planned, organised for anyone wishing to get involved to come along and have a chat. If you would like to be a volunteer driver or escort, or just happy to become part of a team to bring the heart back into Tetbury, we’d like to hear from you. If you have a morning or afternoon available and want to help, give us a call on 01666 505304. You won’t be sorry. there is lots of laughter and social community spirit on this bus. The Committee would like to thank our very generous main sponsor (who wished to remain anonymous,) our other major sponsors, and all the many other people who have shown such belief in this project. If you would like to find out more about how to get involved financially, then please contact Ros Stowell, Treasurer, 6 Cookspool, Tetbury or ring Ros on 01666 502529. There is still a lot of work to do to make this a fully sustainable service, but so far the response has been amazing. This is our bus for our community - for our town and our people. This project is literally driven by you. K D Painter Mob 07745716547


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Summer Show We are pleased to report that preparations are well underway for the 2017 Tetbury Summer Show,

The George Veterinary Group is continuing its long tradition of supporting the Fun Dog Show and is again sponsoring the rosettes that will be given out on the day. Either Cyril or a colleague will be along to judge the various categories and join in the fun. A reminder that all dogs, whether in the show or not, must be kept on a lead at all times.

which will be taking place on Sunday the 13th of August on the Memorial Recreation Ground. Gates will open to the public at midday and the parade through the town from Market Place to the show will set off at 12.45 to arrive at approximately the same time as the marquee opens after judging has been completed. The schedules have been updated and as usual hard copies will be available from Tetbury Hardware from the 1st of June, and will also be available for downloading from the web page on the same date. Several changes have been made and perhaps the most significant are those relating to the photography section, which remains open to all ages. This year we are offering very different challenges, as the subjects are “Tetbury Characters” (remember they do not have to be human), “Tetbury Architecture,” “Colours and Shadows.” There is plenty of time to consider these topics and to choose your 140208matter Classic Windows 22/2/08 subject very carefully.

very much like to hear from you. The web page, www.tetburysummershow. has been updated and now includes a stallholder application form, available to anyone who wants to come along and showcase their crafts or services. All stallholders must bring their own gazebo, tables, chairs etc., and are responsible for clearing all rubbish at the end of the day. This year Kathryn Limoi has joined the team and will be coordinating all matters relating to the provision of stalls. Her details are of course on the application form. Summer Show Committee

On the subject of animals, we can confirm that a troop of Meerkats will be visiting Tetbury for the first time. These adorable creatures are used to humans, so this will provide an excellent photo opportunity for anyone wishing to handle one. Returning to the show are regular favourites, Roy Rogers and Trigger his land train and of course our long-legged roving entertainer with an extraordinary bicycle, Professor Crump. We are also welcoming back the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums for what may be a final visit, as costs are regrettably increasing and sponsorship is getting harder and harder to source. However, if there is a business out there that wants to get involved in a 22:04 Pagefamily 1 traditional fun day out, we would



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We have been seeing a few cases of Kennel Cough continually throughout this mild winter. This infection causes a very nasty, dry, hacking cough in dogs. Your dog does not need to have been into kennels to catch kennel cough, it is so contagious just walking past a coughing dog can be enough to catch the infection. Fortunately a vaccine is available (included in our Pet Care Plan) to help prevent the disease. Just a few drops up the nose, is enough to provide protection for your dog. With Spring on the way the risk of more cases can only increase. Please call the surgery for more information and advice.


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A Cheltenham Festival Preview evening, hosted by Tetbury-based Cotswold Wagyu and Vinotopia Wines was an unqualified success, and a superb £8,752.74 raised from the event has been donated to the Injured Jockeys Fund. Held at the delightful and historic Chavenage House, the evening drew a sell-out eighty-plus guests, who enjoyed a Champagne and canapés reception before top racing trainer, Alan King, shared some entertaining and insightful tips on the Festival to come. Guests tucked into a delicious dinner of Wagyu beef with matched wines, before a fundraising auction saw them dig deep and bid generously.

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The charitable cheque was presented at the Tetbury farm base of Cotswold Wagyu by Mike Tucker (pictured left) and Jeremy Hill of Vinotopia Wines (pictured right.) Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Injured Jockeys Fund was senior almoner of the charity Chicky Oaksey (centre.) Mike Tucker said “Our thanks go to our auction donors and guests for their great generosity - and to Alan King and all involved, for their enthusiasm and support. We’re delighted that such a significant sum was raised for this excellent cause and thank Chicky Oaksey for coming to receive the cheque today.”

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News from Christ Church May is a super-busy time for me personally, in a good way. As well as being the minister at Christ Church, I am also the Regional Coordinator for Christian Aid in Gloucestershire, speaking to churches about what we do and supporting the amazing efforts of volunteers across the county. Christian Aid Week is always in May - this year the 14th to the 20th of May - when the red envelope comes through your door.

Theodor volunteers every Christian Aid Week because of the vital support he received when he was a refugee. That shows a wonderful spirit we can all aspire to - one who was once a refugee himself working to help all those who are refugees today. We come together in Tetbury at Christ Church on Sunday 14th May at 6pm to celebrate the work of Christian Aid and to commission the house-to-house collectors. Do come along. Reverend Noel Sharp, Christ Church

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The Times they are a-changing …

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Our big headline at St Marys’ Church is a new time for our main Sunday service, moving from 9.30 am to 10.00 am, from Sunday the 7th of May.

You could call it our Good News at Ten …

We think the change makes sense. If you’re working, or have children at school (or both…), you struggle to get out of the house before nine all week. So, Sundays should feel different. Some people also find early starts more difficult as they get older. And anyway,


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News from St Marys’ Church Woolsack Races Day on Monday the 29th of May, we will be opening the bell tower to visitors between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm, with tea and coffee served in church. And out and about, we will be joining Tetbury Area Churches Together to raise money for Christian Aid Week (14th-20th May). The focus this year is help for refugees across the world, to relieve suffering and to build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home. The charity is highlighting the terrible choice people face: to live with terror, bombs and bullets or make dangerous journeys in search of safety. Sixty years ago, Christian Aid was set up to support work with refugees in Europe following the Second World War. This year, the charity is urging us to act again now. So please do support those collecting out on the streets, and house-to-house. I look forward to sharing all this with you. With love and God’s blessing, Poppy The Reverend Poppy Hughes Rector, the Benefice of Tetbury, Beverston, Long Newnton & Shipton Moyne

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St Mary’s Playgroup At last the sun has arrived! It finally seems like Spring has sprung and we have enjoyed the lovely warm sun over the last few weeks. We have had a lovely half-term and the children have enjoyed Easter fun, including searching for eggs, making cheesy chicks, hunting outside with egg boxes and learning about the real meaning of Easter.

all the wonderful characters! Thank you to all the local shops who so kindly displayed the eggs, Darby Law for coordinating the whole event, Heidi Bailey for her wonderful artwork, the Tourist information office for selling the sheets, and everyone who bought one and got involved. We have raised over £100, and will be drawing two winners from the answer sheets at the end of April, who will win Easter hampers.

It has also provided us with a great opportunity to focus on our understanding of the World through our new tadpole additions - as well as our ever-growing resident African land snails! We can’t wait to see the tadpoles develop into frogs - thank you Holly Bell for the kind donation of a tank. Our focus for next term will start off with the children’s interests as well as the story of the hungry caterpillar – the staff are already looking forward to the arrival of our baby caterpillars, which we will get to watch first hand transform into butterflies.

Over the last six months the Co-op have been running a local community fundraiser and we were lucky enough to be one of their nominated charities. Shoppers could become members to receive benefits as well as donating 1% of their shopping bill to their chosen cause. We were asking to receive funding to raise money for our Seedlings baby and toddler group, but what we weren’t expecting is the amazing amount we received! The total raised was just over £1,400, which not only will pay for another year of Seedlings, but will also mean we can buy new resources for all the families, carers, babies and children who attend to enjoy. We can’t thank everyone who got involved and chose us as your cause enough – we are overwhelmed by your support!

For our latest fundraiser, we decided to launch an Easter egg hunt around the town for all our local families and friends to get involved with. Thank you all for the support we received to make this a success - we hope you enjoyed them and managed to find

Our Seedlings group continues every Monday morning from 9.30 to 11.30 at the front of Christ Church (and now will for the next year!) It is run by our lovely mum and Playgroup Deputy Kelly, who every week offers fresh and exciting activities that the

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If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need. Cicero Tetbury Library’s ‘Grow!’ event returns on Saturday the 27th of May at 10 am to 1 pm! You can bring along your surplus plants, seeds or seedlings and take home something new - for free! (If possible, please drop off donations of plants etc. the day before – up to 6 pm – so that there is a selection on offer from the start of Saturday. Thank you.) There will also be topical books to borrow and, if you bring in your electronic device, you can get help accessing free gardening e-magazines via the digital library. We are so fortunate in that the Tetbury in Bloom team create a year-long beautiful garden bed outside the library. A few members of the team are kindly giving up their time to run this plant swap – a great opportunity to ask them about the wonderful work that they do! Also at this event will be Emma from the Ronan’s Trust so you can find out about the marvellous and vital work this charity does in using gardening as therapy for people

who are going through bereavement. Drop in on the morning to find out more. This month’s library clubs include decorative box-making on Saturday the 6th at Library Crafters. Writing Group will be meeting on the 8th and the 22nd of May. Library Club now includes “Reminiscence

Many thanks to everyone who has donated yarn/wool and even pom-poms – you are a lovely, community-minded group of people! The Yarn Bombing project is on-going, so any left-over amounts of yarn from your own creative projects would be appreciated. Look out for half-term family events via posters and Gloucestershire Libraries’ social media - Tetbury Library will be closed on both Bank Holiday Mondays this month. Kylie, Linda, Liz & Sophie, Tetbury Library

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Sir William Romney’s School Latest fundraising efforts at SWR Red Nose Day 2017 The Student Council planned and organised a variety of exciting fundraising events for Comic Relief this year. As well as participating in the usual non-uniform day Year 11 students set up a ‘photo-booth’ in the Library, with students paying to have their photos taken in in silly poses, in groups, with staff etc. with some very funny results. Staff joined in by producing a ‘talent show’ showcasing their amazing talents; from singing to lip-synching, and even a teacher dance off! Head Girl, Anna Chappell, organised many of the events and was delighted to have helped in raising a grand total of £576, commenting, “it was a lot of hard work for the Student Council to organise so many events but we are very proud of the amount raised for Comic Relief in 2017.

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The ‘Sharpness Canal’ was the subject of the talk at HOTS on the 6th of April.

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Paul Barnett had spoken to us previously about the Purton Hulks, so we were prepared for one of the strongest voices around! The canal was originally named the Paul projected a series of photographs, ‘Gloucester and Berkeley Ship Canal’, contrasting the canal as it is seen today because the Earl of Berkeley gave much of with about 60 years ago. Now there are the land required. Most canals were built fewer ships and many canal-side buildings for ‘narrow boat’ traffic but this was the have disappeared, yet the tonnage of first canal to enable ships to ‘sail’ inland. cargo handled today at Sharpness docks We were shown a map of the docks with has never been greater. The destruction the original entrance from the river and of the Severn Railway bridge in 1960 the new entrance built in 1874, to reduce resulted in the loss of some rail links and interference from the wind. The lock the transport of goods in containers made at this entrance has been enlarged, to many warehouses redundant, although accommodate the much larger ships. To save money, the canal was constructed one warehouse at Sharpness is now a in ‘steps’ with the centre, deepest. It is ‘listed’ building. A proud boast is that their 16½ miles long, 16ft deep and there are concrete grain silo was the tallest building 16 bridges; one road bridge is a swinging in the world for about two weeks in 1931 construction with white painted posts and - before the Empire State Building stole 1130509 Springfields1:Layout 1 22/4/09 22:12 Page 1 rails at the sides. their crown! Export of scrap iron is a major


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The supply of water is often a problem for canal operation. The river Frome that flows into the Stroud-water canal was an important source for both canals, that join at Saul junction. There was a major dispute in 1833 about the control of water which became known as ‘the Battle of Whitminster Weir’. There is only limited shipping passing along to Gloucester docks, but important changes were made when the Western Bypass was constructed and a new bridge spanning over the canal was built. The old warehouses at Gloucester have been converted to shopping and other uses, including the town council offices. There is still an old dry dock that is often used to repair narrow boats, or other private yachts that are docked by the wharves. It was a most interesting talk to complete our ‘indoor’ programme. Next month we will visit Chipping Sodbury on 4th May but we have been asked to restrict our numbers to 24. Please let Peter Lisle-Taylor (500414) know if you wish to go. Alan Twelvetree, History of Tetbury Society

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Dolphins Drama Group Didn’t they do well! A fantastic production, Jackie, Gwen, Amelia, Alex, Steve and Vincent were all brilliant, the timing was good and the humour came across really well. Amelia was very brave wearing just shorts and a bikini top (she looked gorgeous, didn’t she?), as both she and Gwen were carried hither and thither as dead bodies. I hope the two of them didn’t get lots of bruises! Everyone played their part so well – it was excellent work. If you didn’t come to see the play, you missed out on a great evening. As always there are several people to thank: IHS Markit and Matt, the printing was perfect as always. Ken White for putting the programme together; he is not a Graphic Designer but did a fantastic job. David Hudson, who travels from Cornwall to help the Dolphins with sound and lighting for both autumn and spring productions. He always puts his heart and soul into it which results in first class results. Tetbury Hardware – Malc you are just magic as The Dolphins box office. The Snooty Fox and Tetbury Town Council displayed our promotional banner, deserving our thanks, as do the shops who displayed a poster. Thanks too, to all the traders that placed an advert in our

programme – and of course special thanks to all those who came to see the show. Now we must move forward to the next production. All members of the Dolphins Dramatic Society have cast their vote for the pantomime - and although I can hear you all groan “She can’t talk about winter already?” - Oh yes I can! We know what Tetbury people are like, we need to get dates nice and early as we’re all such busy people, so please get those pens and diaries out and note it down! The pantomime is ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and it will run from Thursday the 23rd to Saturday the 25th of November - and yes, there will

be the special night organised by Tetbury Lions for all the older people of Tetbury on Wednesday the 25th of November. “Sleeping Beauty” (from the French: La Belle au bois dormant “The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood” by the Brothers Grimm,) is a classic fairy tale which involves a stunning princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a handsome prince. This beautiful story has been adapted for pantomime by Ben Crocker, the king of panto scripts, so you know it will be funny, have plenty of audience participation and all will end happily ever after! Terri White, Dolphins Drama Group

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Patient Participation Group The dust is starting to settle on the new Personal List Service, as both staff and patients are getting used to doing things differently. Although some people have requested to change lists, others are content with who their GP is. And we suspect those who rarely see their GP won’t even notice the change. Although the surgery has tried to accommodate all those that have requested a list change, it seems that our female GPs, Dr Swanborough and Dr Cardew, are very popular and the surgery has had to close their lists for the time being. The main difference with this system is that 01666 502303 Dr Swanborough

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The “Cotswold Lion” Spring/Summer issue has now been published by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, and is available free from the Tetbury Tourist Information Centre in Church Street. It is named after our local breed of sheep, famous for their thick fleeces and the mane they have around their faces, which makes them look a bit like Lions.

The Wardens are the volunteer arm of the Conservation Board; some wardens lead walks. A warden is allocated to each group of villages or parishes to patrol the local footpaths and report on and rectify any problems. Bigger jobs are tackled by work parties and there are five of these – “our” work party being the South District. Jobs tackled

are for conservation of Cotswold features and maintenance of footpaths and bridleways. An article in the Lion gives some interesting annual 2016 statistics for waymarking footpaths, planting trees, building dry-stone walls and so on. On footpaths, we erect gates, stiles and bridges over streams. Of late we have worked on clearance at Coaley Peak and Uley Bury to maintain the landscape and views and we have also worked at Brackenbury Ditches recently, which is an iron-age hill fort with two concentric circular ramparts on the Cotswold Way between Wotton-underEdge and North Nibley. The ditches were in danger of disappearing, but now many trees have been felled and the undergrowth has been cleared. This photograph shows a ditch, and how much progress has been made. Now primrose have returned and the trees are in leaf.

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Congratulations to both Brownie units who have completed their first aid badges. A very useful skill to have, but one that we hope they won’t have to use too often! In the news recently has been the number of young people waiting to join both Guiding and Scouting groups. In Tetbury we too have five girls waiting to join Rainbows who will have to wait until we get another adult volunteer.

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What an offer! The Vice-chairman and Archivist of the Police Vehicle Enthusiasts Club recently paid us a visit and very kindly gave us a copy of nearly 1,400 digital images of Gloucestershire police vehicles dating from 1926 to the present day. We are considering the prospect of a new digital display of these images to accompany the dozen or so photos we already display; and of course, our Velocette and three bicycles. This would be a marvellous enhancement to our transport collection. Ready for another Cold Case File? Gird your loins for this one.

being behind time, and by the negligence of the driver in not keeping a lookout. The circumstances are as follows. The deceased, who lived near the railway, left home at 9 o’clock in the morning, the time at which the express train should have passed by Pool Keynes, for the purposes of setting mole traps on the banks of the railway, for which purpose he had authority to walk along the line. He was seen just after walking in the direction of Minety, and the same person saw the express 8.44 train pass in the same direction soon after.

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Tetbury Art Society On Saturday the 18th of March, we had a coach trip to the museums in South Kensington arranged by Barry Barnes. We were free to wander around the museums of our choice - or even the shops! Both the Science and the Natural History Museums had changed a great deal, since I was last there many years ago. Then on Wednesday the 5th of April, Maxine Relton demonstrated ‘Textured ground with watercolour/pastel’ and exhibited her sketchbooks and journals. She is clearly a knowledgeable and experienced artist and gave us many tips. She worked from a sketch that she had made in Spain, of farm buildings. Following on, on Saturday the 8th of April Maxine led a workshop at Shipton Moyne Village Hall. After an introduction, we got down to work ourselves. Firstly, we applied a texturing paste to several pieces of card. After practicing using pastels on one piece of card, we started work on a picture. We were free to choose our own subject, but many of us tackled a still life from various bits of pottery that were available. For lunch, many of us had brought sandwiches which we ate outside in the warm sunshine. The afternoon passed quickly. Although I had hoped for more members, those who came enjoyed the experience. Our thanks go to Nicki Heenan for arranging this workshop. Our Spring Exhibition is being held in the Market Hall on the 29th April – 1st May. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of our Society, and we are celebrating it with a painting competition on the theme of ‘Tetbury’. The entries are being judged by Stewart Geddes, President of the Royal West of England Academy. I will be able to tell you more in the June issue of the Tetbury Advertiser. On Wednesday the 3rd of May, Max Hale will be demonstrating ‘Cafe scene – people and ambience’ and then on Wednesday the 7th of June, we will be bringing our own paintings along to St Michael’s Hall to work on.

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This month I would like to appeal to anyone who may own, or know the whereabouts of, a “Romney Coat.” These coats were traditionally given to the poor by the Romney Charity of Tetbury. We would love to display an example of an important part of our town’s history in the

The Feoffees and the Thirteen

Market Hall, if you have one. If you would be willing to either loan it or to donate it to The Feoffees, please let us know. In the photo, Dennis Price (on the left) is wearing his Army Great Coat, the others are wearing Romney Coats.

Date for your diary – Heritage Weekend – Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of September.

We’re sorry to have to say goodbye to our Clerk Kate, as she and her family leave Tetbury for pastures new - however, we are very pleased to welcome Alison Mckay as our new clerk. We wish Kate and her family all the very best for the future.

Grants this month have included donations to the following: 07786 085928 01666 505110 0370416

Training Grant for The Ferns Playgroup

Model Railway Club

Town French Exchange

St Mary’s Day Centre

Tetbury Relief in Need

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

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