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

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2 November - SWRS Fireworks Night Gates open 6.00 pm, Guy Competition 6.30 pm 8 November – Luckington Comm. School Open Day Please see the article in this issue 9 November – Avening WI Autumn Village Quiz Avening Social Club at 7.30 pm prompt 10 November – Remembrance Day Service 14 & 28 November – Nursery Playgroup Bingo Please see the article in this issue 16/17 November- The Cherington Christmas Fair Please see the advertisement in this issue 20 November – FTS: Woman at War (Cert 12) Dolphins Hall – film starts at 7.30 promptly 20 November – U3A at the Goods Shed Please see the article in this issue 24 November – St Mary’s Playgroup Craft Fair 10.00 am – 2.00 pm at the Market House 26 November – Beaufort Christmas Fair Please see the advertisement in this issue 28-30 November – Dolphins Pantomime: Aladdin! Please see the ad in this issue 30 November - Rodmarton Christmas Fair Please see the ad feature in this issue 30 November & 7 December – Lions Tree Sale Please see the Den article and ad in this issue 6 December – Tetbury “Switch On” Event 13 December – Chavenage House ‘Poldark’ Dinner Please see the article and ad in this issue Sherston Primary School Open Days Please see that advertising feature in this issue


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

Avening Primary School 42 Avening WI 9 Barn Theatre Review 30 Chelworth Bookworms 16 Computer Advice 17 Eating Out 31 Girlguiding 29 History of Tetbury Society 26 Leighterton Primary School 55 Letters to the Editor (3) 56 Lion’s 200 Club 5 Lion’s Den 5 Luckington Community School 57 Mayor’s Report 10 Probus 18 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 24 South Cotswold Bridge Club 52 St Mary’s CE VA Primary School 40 St Mary’s Playgroup 58 St Saviour’s Church 63 Tetbury Area Youth & Community Trust 32 Tetbury Art Society 13 Tetbury Bowls Club 41 Tetbury Camera Club 44 Tetbury Cares 71 Tetbury Civic Society 34 Tetbury Community Choir 23 Tetbury Goods Shed 20 Tetbury Hospital 68 Tetbury in Bloom 38 Tetbury Library 45 Tetbury Nursery Playgroup 64 Tetbury Police Museum & Courtroom 27 Tetbury WI 21 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 46 The Friends of Tetbury Hospital 48 U3A 62 Unsung Hero - November 51 What’s On 3 Young by Name 4 SCHOOLS SWR Comprehensive, Lowfield Road. Tel: 01666 502378 St. Mary’s Primary, St. Mary’s Road.Tel: 01666 502275. SWRS SPORT/LEISURE CENTRE Tel: 501086 TETBURY SHOPMOBILITY BOOKINGS Monday-Friday 9.00-3.00 Tetbury Town Council Offices 504670. Saturday 10.00-4.00 Tetbury Tourist Information Centre 503552 The Friends of Tetbury Community Transport Roger Bellairs, 07759 142577 TETBURY CARES, www.tetburycares.org Website to signpost local health services

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

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Young by Name ARTISTIC CONNECTIONS My Cotswold cottage is full of the unexpected. Having been raised in a suburban semi with the same layout as every other house in the street, I’m pleased that my current home, although modest in size, is sufficiently rambling that visitors have been known to get lost. I’m also glad to have pictures on the wall that can be found only in my house. This is because they are mostly originals by my paternal grandfather, father, aunt, cousin, brother, daughter and brotherin-law. Not that I come from a family of famous artists, just from a line of gifted and enthusiastic amateurs.

the First World War. In the same sketchbook are drawings of an airship and a tank – the latest technology of his day, exciting and glamorous to an Edwardian schoolboy. I already had Grandpa’s pencil sketch of Kentish oast houses, made towards the end of his life while in Farnborough Hospital. He was still drawing during the final illness that took him too soon at just sixty-six years old. I regret that I lack his artistic genes scattered down the generations. My daughter certainly has them. Her drawing skills surpassed mine years ago.


But still we connect, my grandfather and I. In a light-hearted conversation with my eighty-seven-year-old father about

decluttering in old age (my message: don’t bother, just enjoy what you have and leave the decluttering to your descendants), he said with a fond smile: “I remember Mum saying to me after Dad died, ‘But why did he need three fountain pens?’” Silently I opened my handbag, withdrew my pencil case, unzipped it and spilled out onto the table three fountain pens. Artistic or not, I am my grandfather’s granddaughter. Debbie Young Debbie Young’s latest novel, Secrets at St Bride’s, set in the Cotswolds, is now available in paperback and ebook. Website: www. authordebbieyoung.com Facebook: @AuthorDebbieYoung Twitter: @DebbieYoungBN Instagram: @ debbieyoungauthor


Not so in my previous homes. In my twenties, in my first flat in a modern London block, I displayed cheap prints of old masters, clichéd by over-exposure, such as Turner’s “The Fighting Temeraire.” By the time I moved to a Victorian artisan’s two-up, two-down terrace, I favoured nineteenth-century sentimentality. Think Watts’ “Choosing”, in which a teenage Ellen Terry can’t decide between a handful of diminutive sweet-smelling violets held close to her heart and a showy but odourless camellia bush. My daughter, the same age as the model, hates this picture with a passion, which makes me wonder how poor Ellen Terry felt about the set-up, painted by her future husband, thirty years her senior. The marriage was short-lived.

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Now I have the family’s landscapes, seascapes, portraits, textiles and calligraphic compositions in almost every room. My latest acquisitions are from an old school sketchbook of my grandfather’s: a pastel drawing of a lighthouse and watercolours of a steam train and a hospital ship at sea. As my grandfather was born in 1905, he would have painted these during

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Tetbury Lions will be well represented at the Remembrance Day service and in the parade through the town on Sunday the 10th of November. I know we will be accompanied by many others from local organisations and the community generally, and I look forward to seeing you then. It will as always be a sombre but moving tribute to those who gave their lives in the two world wars and in the many other conflicts since.

We have had the busiest October I can remember, in Tetbury Lions Club! We welcomed Jo Tancock to our October meeting, held on the 2nd of October at the Priory Inn. Jo is the manager of Tetbury Youth and Community Trust (‘TAYCT,’) and is a qualified social worker, as well as a busy mum with a young family of her own. TAYCT is a charity partially supported by the Town Council, who aim to help a wide range of people with a focus on helping and maintaining the wellbeing of the youth of the town. Jo gave a heart-warming account of the work that is carried out and received a hearty round of applause at the end of her presentation.

rousing success. We had to stop selling tickets because they were so popular! The room was fully sold out and I will tell you more in detail next month about how it went. A huge thank you to all those who made it possible - and particularly to the Great Tythe Barn and Lion Penny Dobson, for putting the whole event together and making it work so well.

I know that to many, mentioning the “C” word too early is unacceptable, but Tetbury Lions has secured a super deal to sell Christmas trees in Tetbury. We have a good supply of small but rooted trees that we will be selling on Saturday the 30th of November and Saturday the 7th of December, from The Goods Shed and from the car park at Miller Homes. All proceeds go to charity so please support us if you can. Until next month, enjoy this wonderful town! Lion President Tony Sykes, Tetbury Lions

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I was then honoured to welcome three new members to the Club, swelling our numbers to a record forty! Welcome to Sandra Ball, Maggie Heaven and James Gregory. To round off an action-packed meeting, I was then privileged to present Gold Centennial badges to Lions Malcom and Basil, a special membership advancement key to Basil - and a Diamond Centennial badge to Lion Saxon. The Centennial badges recognise membership activities in the Centennial year, marking 100 years of Lions serving the community. On the evening of Friday the 11th of October, the Club celebrated its 45th Charter night with dinner at the Royal Agricultural University. Black ties and speeches accompanied good food, live music and excellent company. My thanks go out to the staff at the RAU who made the evening very special and to Route 66 for playing great 60’s and 70’s music to entertain us. (Our next opportunity to dine together will be at Chavenage House in December – and you’re very welcome to join us! Please see the advertisement which adjoins this column.) The ‘Big Lions Quiz’ at the Great Tythe Barn on Friday the 25th of October was also a

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An annual payment of £13 buys you into the Lion’s 200 Club lottery. We use these subscriptions to help local causes – and you get the chance to win a cash prize! Application forms can be obtained from Malcolm at Tetbury Hardware. Cash winners in October were Pete Morrisey, John Latter, Phil Eldridge and Charles Walker. Each quarter, the Tetbury Lion’s 200 Club makes a special prize payment of £100. Lion Gail North

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to Turn up the Heat at The Priory One of Bristol’s brightest star chef’s is coming to take over the kitchen at Tetbury’s The Priory Inn. The Arkell’s Brewery hotel has undergone a management makeover since Greg Heath took over the reins of the hotel in July. New Head chef Tom Bannister, 39, has worked at some of Bristol’s best eateries including The Souk Kitchen where he rose to the position of head chef. His first chef job was actually in the Cotswolds as sous chef at the famed Wild Duck at Ewan, before he moved to Bristol in 2014 and found himself working with Guillaume Ducasse, son of Alain Ducasse and Maria Patrinos, now of The Lounge Group, at the then little known Mediterranean eatery – Souk Kitchen. Tom is thrilled to be heading back to the region and bringing fresh ideas to The Priory Inn in Tetbury whose ties with some of Gloucestershire’s best local producers, and mission to source ingredients solely from the local vicinity, is a strong as ever. “‘We are planning to introduce a new, more casual approach to dinning focusing on the social side of eating, using the charming dining space with its large open wood fire at the centre,” the talented chef said. He began his chef life at the age of just 11as a KP in his native Birmingham where he learnt to clean seafood. His father was a master butcher and this led them to the Cotswolds where they set up their own restaurant and had their own pigs, purchased from model and movie star – Liz Hurley. “It all started with a few Mangalitsa’s but we then went on to various other rare breeds,” Toms said. “It was about sustainable, organic rearing, it is better to know your beast to know what you are putting in your pan – piglet to plate.” “The food and the atmosphere was fantastic and had an amazing impact on the way I cook,” Tom said of his time with Souk. “I eventually became head chef at the Clifton restaurant. There is so much I have taken from this experience and was a tough decision to return to the Cotswolds and take on the role as Head Chef at The Priory.” Tom joins the team at the The Priory at a crossroads in this beloved eateries future as the food take centre stage in an exciting new direction. Manager Greg said: “It is great to have someone of Tom’s calibre on board. The new menu will feature many of the creative ideas Tom has tried and tested during his career, and include an exciting new choice of small sharing plates which diners and drinkers alike will be able to enjoy before indulging in our award winning wood fire pizzas.” For more information or to book a table or room please contact The Priory Inn on 01666 502251or email: info@theprioryinn.co.uk

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Avening WI afternoon session led by Ian Caskie, who had inspired the visit with his talk at our May meeting. There was a lot to do at the site, with two museums, a ferry ride over the river and a boat trip. Of course, the café kept us all going with coffee, lunch and tea. Walking from Preston Park to the Trouble House in October was very pleasant. Unsurprisingly, we did not want to take our six dogs in to lunch, so we had the foresight to have two cars parked there and made ready, beforehand. The next walk is on Uley Bury - but we will not be walking up the hill to get there!

Congratulations to our marvellous quiz team, who came first in the final of the Gloucestershire Federation 2019 quiz - we are very proud of their achievement! Well done to Gill Thomas, Penny Fernando, Gill Adams and our President, Gwyneth Simpson. We welcomed Neil Medland as our September speaker. Neil used to live in Avening, and his wife Margaret served as our WI secretary. He spoke about his life involved with Westminster Abbey,

starting as a young boy chorister boarding at the school there. Even today, Neil still participates in big occasions at the Abbey and regularly sings in the choir at the evening Abbey tours. We were keen to attend a tour, but there is a four-year waiting list! Our visit to the SS Great Britain in Bristol was very enjoyable. The weather was glorious, and we had a comfortable journey there and back courtesy of KB Coaches. Some of us went on the morning boat tour, while the remainder of the party joined the

The catering team were busy recently with two events requiring the provision of food. Wine and nibbles were served to celebrate our birthday at our meeting on the 10th of October, when the speaker introduced us to fused glass, using a microwave kiln. Our members have donated lots of children’s underwear for our friend Pat Chase to take out to South Africa for the Vine Project.

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Mayor’s Report It has been another busy month for us all, here in our very special Town! I have had the opportunity, on two occasions recently, to meet up with friends, old and new, to celebrate our town and the work being undertaken by groups and individuals, to make Tetbury a wonderful community with facilities and services for us all. Firstly, I was proud to attend the Lions Charter Dinner, in my capacity as Mayor and to respond to the speech ‘Our Town of Tetbury.’ Secondly, the Dolphins ‘Inspirational Awards’ evening, held at the Dolphins Hall, was an evening of celebrating those individuals who have inspired us all with their work and achievements. Working Groups continue to meet to look at current needs in the town: Youth - I am pleased to confirm that the new Youth working group are meeting on a monthly basis, led by James Gregory and working with all organisations providing services for our young people. This group will in turn meet with the Town Council Youth Committee on a quarterly basis.

Leisure and Recreation – a second meeting of the group has been held and I am pleased to see the Sports Hall at Sir William Romney’s School has now re-opened, although I’m sad that there is no gym; we continue to look at facilities currently available. Climate Strategy – Councillor Stephen Hirst and I met with Ben Jackson and John Turton of ‘Greening Tetbury,’ to start to look at how we can work in partnership on projects and a climate strategy for not only the Town Council, but the town as a whole. I also attended a meeting at CDC with Greening Tetbury, to discuss Energy with the Cabinet Member at Cotswold District Council, Councillor Rachel Coxcoon.

opportunity to meet Sarah, please let the Town Council Office have your thoughts and they will ensure Sarah receives these. Sadly, crime does occur in our town, as with any other market town, and recently there has been a spate of thefts from vehicles, particularly tools from vans. Of very great concern is the fact that drugs continue to be an issue in our community. Should you have any information which could help with the solving of any crimes or if you have any details which could assist the Police in their work, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website at crimestoppers-uk.org

Elderly Care – Following news of the precarious situation the Wednesday and Friday Day Centre find themselves in, I have been working with other interested individuals and the Day Centre on how we can find a way to protect these very important services for our community.

On a happier note, plans for the switch on of the town Christmas lights are well underway. This event will take place on Friday the 6th of December at 6.00 pm - and if you would like to help us with organising things, please contact me via the Town Council Office.

There was also an over fifty-fives consultation event at The Goods Shed, where Sarah Clifton-Gould held a dropin session to consult our community on facilities for our over fifty-five residents. Sarah is working on this to ensure that the Section 106 money the town is to receive over the next few years is being targeted and spent where there is most need. If you have any suggestions and haven’t had an

If you have any ideas or concerns regarding our town, please don’t hesitate to contact any Councillor – our contact details are on the Town Council website - http://tetbury. gov.uk/about-the-council/councillors/ and we look forward to hearing from you and working for you. With best wishes, Cllr Nikki Ind, Mayor of Tetbury


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do portraits in water colour. But Catherine also does landscapes - and demonstrated the painting in water colour of a landscape of hills and mist-filled valleys. By working while the paper was still damp, subtle colouring and soft edges were achieved.

Catherine Beale visited us on the 2nd of October to give a demonstration of ‘Gravity Painted Watercolour Landscapes creating mist and atmosphere on a tilted board’ – quite a title! Catherine has a background in portraiture and has been painting full time for twentyfive years. She painted in Asia until 2006, mainly in oils. Four years ago, she decided to

On Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of October, our members displayed their work at our Autumn Sale in the Market Hall. Fourteen artists took part, providing a whole range of media, styles and subject matter. Not only were there original paintings for sale but other products too, such as prints and cards featuring the artists’ work. Michael Auden sold small pictures in support of Longfield care home.


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Treasurer Hazel Cudmore for a welldeserved award. Hazel has looked after our finances now for more than ten years, coping with all the changes that have occurred over that time, and dealing with the flow of monies into and out of our account from transactions associated with membership, exhibitions, the sale of pictures at Tetbury Hospital, expenses, social events, coach trips – you name it. She also plays an active part on our committee and in the life of our Society. It is people like Hazel who enable our town’s wealth of organisations to keep functioning. More information on the Society’s activities can be found on our website www. tetburyartsociety.org.uk or phone me on 01666-502909 or Barry Barnes on 01666503926. We meet on the first Wednesday of most months in St Michael’s Hall, Silver Street, Tetbury at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome (there is a charge of £3 per visitor.) We are a friendly group, welcoming those interested in art whatever level they have reached. Michael Kingham, Tetbury Art Society

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Gmail and email Account Security. Google carry out security appraisals of accounts on an ongoing basis, making users aware of any suspicious activity or unknown devices connecting to their account. This can catch you out as the email may suggest your

details are at risk and you should immediately change your password. Such emails, however well-intentioned, may just highlight the fact that you access your mail through a thirdparty program, such as Outlook or Windows Live Mail for instance. If you are having trouble using your mail program, but can log in via web mail or mobile, do let me know so that I can sort this out for you.

Computer Advice I frequently hear of problems with BT and Yahoo email. The latter hosts BT, along with TalkTalk and Sky email. There was a huge data breach a couple of years ago and the ramifications rumble on. If you have not done so recently, do change your password as many people are still reporting that their accounts have been compromised, contact lists hijacked or spurious emails being sent out that they have no knowledge of. So, to minimise your exposure, log in to your account online and change your password. If possible, enter your mobile number so that you have an easy way to reset your password next time around. To help keep your email and online accounts secure, do use a secure password. Many people seem to have kept the default password given to them by their provider. If this is you, change it now! Do not use dictionary words, particularly ones that other people might associate with you. A good password with upper and lowercase letters, substitute some letters for numbers, for instance. Break things up with some special characters or punctuation if permitted. Most sites will specify at least eight characters, but please use this as a minimum. If you only access your email online, it would be worth considering an offline mail application such as Outlook or Thunderbird, even if you only use it as a backup, in case your account is corrupted or locked and you are unable to access it. Also consider exporting your contacts or address book in case this suffers the same fate. Email services such as Gmail and Outlook. com offer a two-step verification option which will mean that you will have code sent to your mobile to input whenever you connect a new device to your account, or each time you connect if you wish. This really can give you peace of mind as an attacker would need your phone to be able to do any damage. Have a look at the options available with your provider or get in touch if you need some help with this. If you have any queries or would like to book your PC in for a security check, an upgrade to Windows 10 or an annual service, please contact Nic on 01666 502067, mail@inghamassociates.com or go to www.tetburycomputershop.co.uk Computer Nic


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Probus Railway preservation is alive and well! The former Berkeley Road to Sharpness branch line is being restored as a heritage railway. On the 19th of September Rob Carruthers illustrated the progress being made by the Vale of Berkeley Railway Trust. He explained the line’s early importance after opening in 1875 linking the Gloucester – Bristol mainline with Sharpness Docks. Extended to Lydney in 1879 over the new Severn Railway Bridge to connect with the Gloucester – Chepstow and Forest of Dean lines, coal could be brought directly into the docks and, incidentally, Sharpness schoolchildren taken to and from Lydney. It also provided an alternative route for Wales mainline traffic whenever the Severn Tunnel, opened seven years later, had to be closed.

Cross-river traffic ceased in 1960 after two drifting fog-bound barges struck the bridge, causing two sections to collapse. The bridge was demolished in 1970. Traffic ceased through Berkeiey to Sharpness in the 1970s. Both stations were demolished but will be rebuilt by the Trust in due course. A weekly freight train still runs from Berkeley to the mainline carrying low-grade radioactive waste to Sellafield.

clearance of the four-lane Oldminster sidings outside Sharpness finished, subject to some tree removal. The Trust’s five hundred members include a widely-skilled team of active volunteers.

Rob described clearly some of the challenges and complexities of reestablishing a railway. Ecological surveys have been completed, the former dockside engine shed refitted for their rolling stock restoration and maintenance, and ground

On the 3rd of October Cricklade osteopath Jolyon Livingston talked about the spine: what can go wrong and what we can do to help it. He described himself as ‘a body mechanic,’ trying to get parts moving properly - or at least significantly better. He explained that the most common cause of trouble was bending or stretching when twisting, especially with a jerk.

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An exhibition in the Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt - a great selection of Sue’s work including still lifes, hares and landscapes from both the UK and abroad. Sue’s particularly well known for her pet portraits, done from the owner’s own photographs. All welcome!

Network Rail, the Canal and River Trust, and Stroud District Council, amongst others, are very supportive, but key leases remain to be signed. Rob said it is planned to have passenger trains running from the former Berkeley station site to beyond the Oldminster sidings by 2022, when it is hoped to cooperate with other tourist attractions.

Jolyon showed with a plastic model how the spine’s main threefold purpose was to protect the spinal chord, keep us upright and help us to move. He reminded us that X-rays do not necessarily identify pain sources which may well be due to minimal changes in soft tissues, especially if compression of nerves results. Much osteopathy involves relieving pressure on nerves. He demonstrated how gentle preventative exercises can be very useful, recommended walking and praised riding for the disabled as an excellent remedial treatment. Choice of mattresses, difficulties in treating shoulder damage, and his interactions with other medical services were all mentioned in answering the many questions. Above all, Jolyon stressed that the right sort of movement, little and often, was key to maintaining mobility.

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We are very pleased to announce that thanks to the Barnwood Trust,

the Goods Shed now has a hearing loop for the benefit of all who might appreciate a little help. Designed for use both for our Cinema and Talks, it will prove especially helpful combined with a ‘walk about’ microphone, making it possible to hear both the main speaker and any questions from the audience. The loop allows the speaker’s every word to be heard even if their voice drops at the end of a sentence, with a plus and minus button so users can adjust the volume to suit. Additionally, those with their own hearing aids can hear perfectly well just by using a neck loop. One delighted regular said “I just wanted to say what a boon the loop system is. As I have hearing aids, I used this system the other week. The clarity was exceptional, crystal clear and I very much look forward to trying it out for a film one Thursday. So, this is a big thank you to those who funded the system.” Are you a budding artist looking to exhibit your work, or a more established local artist interested in some Christmas sales? If so, we hope our Christmas Community Art Exhibition may appeal. Running from 11th to 21st December the exhibition offers artists adult or child the opportunity to exhibit and possibly sell their works in the run up to Christmas.

Wednesday Afternoon - Tea Concerts 2.30 – 4.00 pm Tickets £2.50 1 Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri 7.30 pm. A night to remember! Tickets from £18.50 9 Smack the 80’s 7.30 pm Relive the best of the 80's! Tickets from £12.00 16 Carducci Quartet & William Howard 7.30 pm. Dvorak, Beethoven & Glass. Tickets from £18.00 23 Bon Jovi Experience 7.30 pm. Outstanding tribute band. Tickets from £18.00 29 A Night in Paris 7.30 pm. Tribute to Django Reinhart and Frank Sinatra. Tickets from £12.00 Tuesday Evenings - Swing Jive Dance Classes 7.00 – 9.00 pm £6.00 pay on the door

7 Yesterday (12) 7.30 pm. A musician discovers he's the only one who remembers The Beatles. 14 Toy Story 4 (U) 7.30 pm. Woody is reunited with his long-lost friend Bo Peep. 21 Booksmart (15) 7.30 pm. Before graduating, two girls cram four years of fun into one night. 28 Midsommar (18) 7.30 pm. Idyllic retreat turns increasingly violent at the hands of a pagan cult.

We want to attract work from the wide community: young artists with artistic ambitions, amateur artists working for pleasure, children and students with artistic flair as well as professional artists wanting to engage with community exhibition. There is no selection process and work will be accepted on a ‘firstcome first-served’ basis. The exhibition kicks off with a Private View on Wednesday the 11th of December between 6.00 and 8.30 pm. Open to exhibitors and their families, the general public and Goods Shed volunteers, there will be a paying bar during the evening, serving soft drinks and wine - and we hope to see lots of red “sold” stickers on the artwork. Better still, there will be no sales commission charged. If you are interested in exhibiting, please email us via office@ shed-arts.co.uk heading your email: ‘Community Art Exhibition.’ Or perhaps you’d like to telephone us on 01666 505496 to be sent an application form. Please help spread the word, by passing this information on to friends who may be interested, as we would love this exhibition to be a success and to become a regular feature of Tetbury at Christmas time.

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delighted with two of our members’ success as Jan received 3rd place for her painting and Pauline was Highly Commended with her photo. Cliff White gave a fascinating talk at our October meeting. As floor manager of the Antiques Roadshow for over twenty years, he delighted us with his snippets and gossip from behind the scenes at the making of this ever popular show. Having retired in the year 2000, he explained how the production has grown since the first recording in Hereford Town Hall in May 1977. Forty-two years later it now airs 26 programs annually with locations far and wide, not just within the British Isles but as far afield as Jamaica and Australia.

Tetbury WI was well represented at the GFWI Centenary Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral this month, with members Linda and Jayne putting together an impressive display on the theme ‘My WI, Your WI.’ This free exhibition was a wonderful opportunity for the public to see what the WI has achieved in Gloucestershire over the past 100 years. With over 5,000 members and 39 Institutes in the county, there were many fascinating displays and competitions over the weekend in the Cathedral. Tetbury WI was

Cliff worked alongside many of the shows popular characters, with Arthur Negus and Angela Rippon among the early favourites. The average attendances at each recording is two to three thousand people and the days are often very long, as everyone who turns up with a treasure gets seen. This talk was very well received by our ladies, with many questions from the floor. We look forward to a Supper at the Snooty Fox later this month; as always, Ali has put together an evening of food and fun with a glass of wine too! The Snooty Fox is also the venue for our monthly coffee mornings, these casual drop-in events generally take place on the fourth Monday of each month with the next scheduled for Monday the 25th of November from 10.30 am. Do drop along, as we’d love to see you there.

Tetbury WI The next few months has lots in store, with a Food Group visit to Whatley Manor for a tour of their new kitchens planned for November - and talks of a ‘pop up’ Prosecco Bar as a Christmas treat!

Our next monthly meeting will be held at the Goods Shed on Monday the 11th of November at 7.30 pm, when we will have our Annual Meeting along with some local speakers who have updates on Tetbury. Our institute welcomes prospective members from Tetbury and the surrounding villages, and we always happy to welcome attendees and visitors. Jennifer Walsh, Tetbury WI




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Tetbury Community Choir are becoming well known for their varied content and increasing technical ability, and also of course for the sense of fun we hope they convey. We are well under way now with practices for our next concert which will be held on the 14th of December at the Goods Shed, and there will be full details of this included in the December issue of the Tetbury Advertiser. We are delighted to welcome into this performance the lovely voices of a group of Westonbirt School students, so this looks set to be an enjoyable evening for all involved, both ‘on stage’ and in the audience.

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Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun Over to the revenue…


A very nice man recently died - and I was assisting his executors. Usually the main asset of the estate is the house or home, and the first question I ask myself is whether the executors will have to approach the Inland revenue via the Inheritance tax office, or go straight ahead and approach the probate registry. In most cases it is best for the executors to go straight to the probate registry, but if there is tax to pay or the George Osborne residence tax exemption is to be applied for, more detailed forms need to be completed and lodged. In this case I started my usual spiel about valuations of the matrimonial home, advising them to go for the highest valuation available, as there would in this case be no inheritance tax payable. Where there is likely to be inheritance tax payable I

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will be left with capital gains tax, which is a much kinder tax, under the circumstances, than inheritance tax. The executors then announced that they worked for the inland revenue. I challenged them, stating that the inland revenue and the government departments had a lot to answer for... The probate registry, to this day, have not improved their diabolical service for 2019 – despite having been so helpful in the recent past. The answer I received was usefully informative. They are using half their resources dealing with Brexit and have not had a pay rise since 2009. The problem we, as lawyers, have, is that improvement of the justice system is not on everyone’s Christmas wish list - although better educational and health standards are always popular and acknowledged as well worth attaining.


We have had barristers going on strike, but I am not sure who cares if a house sale falls through because of delays at the probate registry, other than the participants. I am less sympathetic with my bank boasting that it will have ‘a moratorium on bank closures for a couple of years,’ when they have just completed a massive programme of closures in small towns. I find it demeaning to have to write a letter of complaint to the probate registry just to make sure something happens, but I am finding that this works. Penalties remain inflicted by the revenue on those who do not get married. By next year, if the rules do not change, a married couple with descendants, a home and in particular, stepchildren, will be able to leave £1,000,000 free of inheritance tax. I recently had the case of an unmarried couple owning the house where the mother had died first. On the second death the whole house will be aggregated with the man’s estate and the nil-rate tax band will be only £325,000 - as the daughters are not his.


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History of Tetbury Society ‘Coming of the Railway to Tetbury’ was the title of John Thomas’ talk to HOTS on the 3rd of October. He explained that he and a group of fellow railway enthusiasts from Cirencester had spoken with ex-railway staff collecting information and anecdotes. His talk was sprinkled with their reminiscences - and he illustrated it with a collection of historical photographic slides of Kemble Station and the route to Tetbury. He began by outlining the various schemes that were considered and said that objections and demands by landowners and influential people had a real bearing on the decisions. Robert Gordon of Kemble had a great influence on the line and

station there. Schemes that were never developed included a line from Nailsworth (Midland Railway) to join the Great Western main line SW of Swindon. That foundered when it was realised the GWR track was wider. A line from Kemble via Tetbury to Sharpness and then over the Severn to Lydney was probably never more than a ‘pipe dream.’ Most of the Tetbury Branch was constructed in Wiltshire and roads to Kemble were improved when the airfield was constructed. John was enthusiastic about the Victorian Pumping Station that used to stand close to Kemble station and had several photographs of the substantial steam engine and pumps. Its function was to raise water from a well to the water tank that still stands at the end of the platform; from there it flowed in pipes to Swindon station. He spoke of the reduced use of the railways. Freight traffic was more important to railways than passengers, but the rail strike in 1956 resulted in a permanent reduction

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passengers to meet the trains there. Trains on the new branch line were timed to link with the Swindon to Gloucester and Cheltenham services, rather than to Cirencester. In 1947 there were only six trains a day, some of which included freight vans. The only station along the line was at Culkerton, where there was a platform, goods shed and Station Master’s house. Otherwise there were platforms, or ‘halts,’ only at Jackaments Bottom, Rodmarton and Trouble House. Construction of buildings and platforms was of timber, including the initial station at Tetbury. An amusing rule was that the operation of trains was not to interfere with the hunt! John gave us an interesting talk and answered a number of questions. Next month John Putley will speak about ‘Highwaymen in Gloucestershire’ at 7.30 in Christ Church on the 7th of November. Alan Twelvetree,. History of Tetbury Society

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astounded at how many items there were. They were laid out in the hall and took up far more space than any of our units lying down end to end. We found out that the length of the hall is about the same as a Blue Whale and our plastic was longer than this!

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between the life of rich, elite, New England families and poor orphans, with no families or money. The cast of two, Rebecca Jayne Davies and Ryan Bennett, have excellent singing voices and managed to bring out the strained atmosphere between these two characters to perfection.

A review of the play “Daddy Long Legs” at The Barn Theatre, Cirencester: “the theatre has stepped up another gear, with a very accomplished musical”.

The tiny orchestra of three; Charlie Ingles (Piano), Rosalind Ford (Cello) and Alex Crawford (Guitar) who played throughout the performance were excellent, managing to add to the action with their sympathetic and perfectly timed music. The book-lined set again made the most of The Barn’s small stage and much of the action was made more convincing by the ingenious lighting effects.

Shirley and I were delighted to be invited to a packed press night for the fourth production of this year’s programme at The Barn Theatre, Cirencester. This is a new musical written by Paul Gordon, based on a book by John Caird - and it sits somewhere between the musicals “Annie” and “Educating Rita.” Set at the turn of the century in New England, it tells the story of orphan Jerusha Abbott, who is funded through college by a mysterious benefactor ‘John Smith.’ One of the conditions of his financial support is that Jerusha has to send her benefactor monthly letters reporting on her progress, but is not to expect any reply. Jerusha has spotted the very tall shadow of the mysterious John Smith leaving the orphanage - and nicknames him “Daddy Long Legs” in her letters.

The Director Kirstie Davis should be proud of another excellent production as good as some of the many West End productions Shirley and I have seen over the years. We will not spoil the suspense of revealing the ending as there are still be a few performances left - and you can buy a ticket and find out for yourself!

The whole musical is sung to the content of Jerusha’s letters and Jervis’s reactions to them. The couple often sing in contrast to each other, but during more intimate moments they slip into beautiful duets. 1130509 1 22/4/09 22:12 Page 1 Apart fromSpringfields1:Layout the obvious love story there Chris and Shirley French are also observations about the differences


She is very frustrated, over time, by the lack of a response to her letters and the young John Smith, otherwise known as Jervis Pendleton, from a very rich New York family, is intrigued with her letters and finds a way of meeting her while disguised. He gradually

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How about this? Having written last time about a pub that’s miles away and takes some finding, our latest ‘discovery’ turns out to be on our doorstep… well, almost. Somewhere we’ve always driven past but never stopped at, The Queen Matilda in Avening gave us our biggest surprise in months! On possibly its second or third name since we’ve been in Tetbury, a look online suggested it was offering standard fayre: pies; ham, egg and chips; burgers, fish and chips etc - though the ‘house’ curries sounded good. Even so, from a spirit of

thoroughness, and ensuring we were doing our best to try all local eateries, we thought it only fair to give it a go. And, boy, are we glad we did! A good starters selection included favourites like olives, whitebait, calamari and baked mini camembert, but also offered specials like confit of duck soup and Japanese breaded prawns with sweet chilli dip. I have to say, my calamari was some of the best I’ve had: beautifully soft with a well-seasoned salt & pepper coating and lemon mayo dip – and a good-sized portion, too. Flossy’s prawns with crispy panko coating were likewise very nicely

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The Breton chicken was delicious: succulent and tasty with a lovely mix of salty richness from the parmesan and a little crunch from the pine nuts, all sitting on a bed of soft spinach and a splash of rich jus – which I should’ve asked about, because it was gorgeous – accompanied by splendidly crispy fries. Flossy’s lamb was equally scrumptious. The meat melted off the bone, the sauce was wonderfully dark and savoury and the potatoes were golden and tasty. Even the carrots – which weren’t expected – were sweet, flavoursome and beautifully cooked. Since it was our first ever visit, it seemed only right to try at least one dessert, too. The specials were bread & butter pudding with custard, and peach, mango & almond crumble, but even the main menu dishes, like treacle & ginger tart or double lemon pudding (lemon sponge with lemon custard and cream), sounded irresistible. Sadly, being already pretty full, I couldn’t manage the crumble or pudding, so settled for a rich, smooth crème brulee with an expertly done crunchy sugar topping. Okay, maybe one or two decorative details need updating, but with Wye Valley beers, reasonably priced wines and very few main dishes costing over £15, we drove home wondering why we hadn’t been before – and when we might go again!! Fill


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Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust It has been a hectic couple of months since our last Advertiser article. We have enjoyed welcoming new young people to Pod sessions and we saw the Westonbirt Team again in October, when Karen and her team brought along exciting ‘tree-related’ activities to The Pod. We also had a great time at Tetbury Youth Cinema at the end of September! We saw quite a few new faces there. We’re open to ideas for our next film, so please get in touch with your suggestions. We have had the pleasure of a youth worker assistant supporting the youth workers during Pod sessions over the last six months. His contract came to an end at October half term, though, so we wish him well for the future and assure him he can always come back for support, guidance or just a chat. We have also been actively involved with Tetbury Town Council Youth working group over the last few months. Our youth worker, Lisa, attended the first of these 150208 Maths & English



meetings in September - and supported our young people by going along to share their views. TAYCT is keen to work with the Town Council in finding out what young people want and in developing more youth provision for Tetbury, in collaboration with other youth groups.

work with the wider community. Thank you to Warren, Derek and the community solutions team for taking hold of our vision - and supporting us in running with it. We also welcome two new volunteer mentors to our team, who have now completed their training. We will be matching them up with young people who need a little extra support very soon! If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or know a young person who you think might benefit from mentoring, please do get in touch via mentoring@tayct.org.uk to find out more.

I had the opportunity to share TAYCT’s As well as mentors we are also looking for vision and aims to provide more for young one or two more trustees willing to support people in Tetbury with the Tetbury Lions TAYCT and provide a vital role for the in October. We are very grateful that they running of the charity. If this is something have chosen to support TAYCT over this that might interest you, then please get in next year. Our new logo sums up what we’re touch via jo.tancock@tayct.org.uk about, with the three ‘ribbons’ identifying Many thanks to you all for your continued the different work that we do - blue being support. our universal youth work, purple being our Tetbury SWC ads 2019 178x115mm.qxp_Layout 1 14/10/2019 17:23 Page 2 one-to-one support and orange being our Jo and the team, The Pod, TAYCT

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Tetbury Civic Society Dissolution of the Tetbury Civic Society. The last meeting of the Society was on the 25th of March 2018, when the issue of the depleted number of listed members and officers was discussed. Nobody was prepared to work on an Executive Committee – and sadly no-one has come forward since.

With the cooperation of Gordon Wheeler, the Society`s Treasurer, I have been able to take work in connection with the updating of the Society`s `Cotswold Gem` booklet and many more copies have been printed and distributed. Also, with some financial assistance from Tetbury Town Council, I have undertaken the design and manufacture of new plaques on seven historic buildings in the Town Centre. I have also been able to devote time to other matters, mainly to planning issues arising from attendance at Tetbury Town Council Committees and Gloucestershire Civic Society meetings.

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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial bed in Spring time earlier this year. For each basket we don’t receive back, Tetbury in Bloom now has to pay £6.00 to replace it, so their return is much appreciated as it allows us to keep their cost down each year. To arrange

collection, please contact me on 504213 or email sue@tetburyinbloom.org.uk Come the last week in November, we’ll be having a break from planting and tending beds and turning our attention to CHRISTMAS! Keeping to our aim of making the town look attractive all year round, we’ll be swapping flowers for Christmas lights by organising and putting all the lights on the trees that adorn the shop premises. We’ll also be organising the installation of the lights on the lamp posts and the five large trees that are situated around the town centre. They’ll be going up during the week commencing the 25th of November in time for the Switch On event which is taking place on the evening of Friday the 6th of December. Sue Hirst, Team Leader, Tetbury in Bloom


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St Mary’s C of E VA Primary School At St. Mary’s Primary School, we are always thinking about how we can be more caring, more curious and more courageous. The caring ethos of our school is very evident when you walk out onto our school field at lunchtime. One sunny and clear Autumn day last week, I found myself playing in the mud kitchen and digging area with a group of children. There were eleven-year-olds, five-year-olds and sevenyear olds working together to make the most amazing mud pies whilst other children were digging furiously as their friends added water to make the biggest puddles they could. As I wandered further, I came across a group of children using an old wheelbarrow

to carry passengers across the field and another group who were building the most amazing den in the trees out of plastic pipes, old chairs and tyres. But what was lovely to watch was the way our youngest children looked to our older children for

help as well as friendship, and how the older children took them by the hand and showed them how to do something. The adults were laughing with the children and reassuring them but standing back and letting them find out for themselves. Our Year 6 children showed great curiosity this week, when they attended the science, technology, engineering and maths day at Wycliffe. The task of building a bridge out of chocolate provoked a genuine emotional reaction in children as they watched to see if their structures would withstand the weight put upon it.

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Children in Year 2 expressed their great excitement showing me how they were getting better at their Early Bird Maths this week and I was blown away by the quality of the Egyptian houses the children had built in their ‘Pharoah Nuff ’ topic. And what could be more courageous than climbing a mountain in the clouds and rain? Year 6 got to the top of Pen y Fan – the first time some of them had ever climbed a mountain. The steep walk really did take their breath away but when the clouds cleared and they saw the view they were amazed. While Year 6 were half way up a mountain, another group of St. Mary’s children, boys and girls, ran out onto a rugby field in Cirencester and played like pros - winning the tournament. What caring, curious and courageous children we have! Jo Woolley, Headteacher

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Avening Primary School Hockey, harvest and Harry Potter! It’s hard to believe that we’re already half way through the autumn term and haven’t we been busy here at Avening School? The children have been engaged both in and out of the classroom, with the younger half of the school taking part in Forest School activities once a week. Forest School is a key part of our school’s implementation of the broader curriculum and enables children to extend their learning from the classroom into the wilder, outdoor environment. There, they can explore, experiment and create under the watchful eye of our qualified Forest School instructor, Mrs Carter. Both our School and Eco Councils have been busy over the past few weeks, with the School Council organising a fundraising day to raise money for the charity ‘Young Minds,’ which supports young people’s mental health. The School Council asked staff and pupils to wear an item of yellow clothing with their usual uniform for a day and also organised a cake stall, which resulted in the school raising an amazing £108 for the charity.

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Tetbury Camera Club Tetbury Camera Club might not be the biggest in the country, or even in the South West, but it does have a reputation as one of the friendliest. Now we can make another rare boast: our member Liz Cooper can claim to be a photographer who is ‘One in Two Thousand.’ For the last year, Liz has been quietly developing her skill as a horticultural photographer, and her perseverance was recently rewarded when she heard that one of her pictures, of the snowdrops which illustrate this article, had been selected for display at an exhibition called ‘SheClicks,’ held at a London art gallery. Sponsored by Olympus, one of Japan’s most respected manufacturers of photography equipment, the exhibition was held to

showcase the depth and creativity of women working in photography. There were more than two thousand pictures submitted for entry, and images ranged from wildlife to portraits, architecture to landscapes.

The organiser, Angela Nicholson, said, “the quality of submissions for the show was so great it was very difficult to exclude any of them, so those producing the selected images can be genuinely proud of their work.” Liz’s picture demonstrates that to produce high quality photographs doesn’t require a large studio with expensive sets for a background. It was shot on her kitchen table and its most important constituents were her creativity, skilled use of lighting and the expertise she has developed in handling her camera. Most weeks of the season we have inspiring speakers visiting us at The Priory, sharing images and techniques which we can all learn from. Last month we had a presentation from Kent photographer David Jenner, who has developed a unique way to create panoramic images that captured a day in the life of cities and seaside towns and villages. We hadn’t seen his style of work before. Our speaker in the following week was Shaun Boycott-Taylor, whose speciality is wildlife.


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The variety of these speakers shows that no one person holds an exclusive franchise on the skill and expertise required to create eye-catching images today. Having seen the work that these visitors and others have shown, has also helped lead to nine of our own club members being awarded with membership of the Royal Photographic Society for the skill they have each demonstrated with their own work. If you’ve ever thought it would be interesting to come and find out more about one of the most worthwhile and rewarding hobbies you can have, then do consider joining one of our weekly meetings at The Priory Inn. We are there at 7.30 pm each Tuesday and visitors are always welcome. We are happy to have enthusiasts of all standards and expertise join us and can guarantee that you will see something that will confirm the saying: ‘If you open your eyes you’ll learn something new every day.” Iain Smyth, Tetbury Camera Club


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Tetbury Library with day to day life, we have a selection of wellbeing books. We also have a teen wellbeing section, so if you are struggling and need some guidance, why not see if we have a book that might help? If you are thinking of starting a business, we have books on all aspects of business, from planning your business to starting up, to expanding - and on some of the paperwork involved in running your own business. We also have business advice via the Growth Hub. Please ask for details. If you are tracing your roots, we have both ‘Ancestry’ and ‘Find my Past’ on the computers, all free to library members. If you are preparing for Christmas, we have a selection of Christmas cards again this year. If you are looking for a greetings card, we have those too. Small stocking fillers as well! To carry home your purchases we also sell book bags and children’s book bags. If this is all too much and the autumnal weather makes you want to stay inside, then why not grab a pile of books, a couple of DVDs and head for the duvet? We also have eBooks and eAudiobooks to download for free. Our monthly story and craft will be on Friday the 15th of November at 10.30 am. This month we will be doing the Gruffalo. Costumes are welcome! Linda, Sophie, Norah and Liz

COULD YOUR ORGANISATION BENEFIT FROM A TOWN COUNCIL GRANT? Tetbury Town Council has approved a new Grants Policy, whereby grants may be applied for in two ‘windows’ during the year. The first window for applications was in June, with a number of town organisations being successful. The second window for applications will be the 1st of November to the 30th of November – with decisions to be made at the end of January 2020. When considering the applications received, the Council will give the highest priority to its ongoing commitment of paying ‘strategic’ grants to the Dolphins Hall, the Youth Club and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau each year. Funding for ‘minor grants’ (i.e. those other than Strategic Grants,) is not guaranteed, since they will depend on the funding amount which remains after the Council’s Strategic Grants have been paid/committed. Minor grants are intended to provide ‘one off’ funding, rather than to be an ongoing commitment by the Council. Recipients of a minor grant last year will normally be declined assistance in 2019/20. No other grant funding shall be issued outside the above process UNLESS the Council agrees that it is the only possible source of funding for an essential town organisation at risk of ceasing to function, OR that an important town event would be at risk without the Council stepping in. This caveat should not be used by applicants who have missed the application window. Organisations wishing to apply for a grant should contact the Town Council Offices for an application form.

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As the autumn is almost over, we were pleased to receive a report from a local resident that… …the Kingfisher, previously seen, has now returned to the Millennium Green. This is wonderful news and we hope that it will continue to visit us on a regular basis. In addition, a Heron has also been spotted.

Keeping up the nature and animal theme, following the very successful ‘Community Bluebell Planting Day’ at the start the Wild Towns project, you will notice a few changes starting to take place in Preston

There are also going to be seventeen ‘Bat Boxes’ installed throughout the area, so please keep your eyes open when you are enjoying this area provided for the benefit to the entire community. I am pleased to report that 241 visitors visited The Market House over the recent Heritage weekend and the dates for your diary for next year are: • Annual Beating of the Bounds – meeting under Bath Bridge 9.30 am on Saturday 5th September. • The Heritage Weekend will take place on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of September.

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Liz Lippiatt’s new work “Moments in Time” will be shown along with work from 30 local independent designer makers at the Cherington Christmas Fair at Toad Hall, Trull Farm, GL8 8SQ on Saturday 16th November 10-4, & Sunday 17th November 11-3 Liz’s work is designed, printed and hand finished in her studio in Stroud combining exciting artwork with high quality traditional craftsmanship. Liz has concentrated her talent designing and printing silks and velvets for fashion accessories, and specialist cloth for costume and couture. Through the 1990’s she produced collections for London and Paris Fashion Week, establishing accounts with major stores worldwide. Liz continues to create a niche range of collectable accessories locally as well as the exclusive cloth printed and dyed to order from her textile printing studio. “In preparing to create a new collection of work it seemed relevant to look at important design “moments” in my life. My first collection in 1982 delighted in bold motifs and joyful colours, printed in a shed on my father’s farm in the Berkeley Vale. My aim was to recapture something of this early “moment” of great excitement and optimism. My design inspiration comes from the natural world and earlier this year, I spent two months on a family farm in a fairly remote part of Western Australia. In my “dream-time moment”, and the heat of a sunburnt ancient land, I found myself focusing on the extraordinary grass trees which populate the hill across the valley. Unique to Australia, slow growing at an inch per year, grass trees take 10 years to form a trunk from accumulated leaf bases beneath the rigid grass-like leaves of the crown. The grass trees snarled outer ‘bark’ resembles a rough diamond pattern or ancient crocodile or snakeskin, protecting the inner core or secondary interior stem, from the occasional bushfires which stimulate its growth. Above its tousled grass like head, sprout its flowers, huge 3m tall spikes, resembling aboriginal spears. The imagery has been developed drawing directly and enthusiastically with bold earthy colours from studies of the tree stem with its outer thickened scaly textured trunk, and the monumentally tall spikes or flowers. Liz Lippiatt Cloth Couture liz@lizlippiatt.com


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The Friends of Tetbury Hospital On a very wet Sunday in September… …our charity walk to raise funds for Tetbury Hospital took place at Estcourt Park in Shipton Moyne, by kind permission of Juddmonte Farms. Estcourt Park is private parkland and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to enjoy a seven mile ramble around the beautiful estate.

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From left to right – Richard Turnor, Louisa Turnor, Ann Tarlton, Stephen Hirst. Richard Turnor, Trustee, who organised the event said “I watched the weather forecasts in the lead up to the walk with mounting alarm, but it takes more than a drop of rain to put off the stalwarts of Tetbury and its district, many of whom were rewarded with a ray of sunshine on the final straight.” “Huge thanks are due to Juddmonte Farms, and its team, who opened up the glorious Park for us and marked the route so beautifully, to the gallant registrars, marshals, car parking attendant, driver, first aider and barbequers who gave up their Sunday for us, and without whose fortitude the event could not have taken place at all, and above all to the walkers

themselves and their sponsors.” The Friends of Tetbury Hospital would like to thank Juddmonte Farms for their incredibly generous donation of £10,000 to our charity. This support, together with all donations and sponsorship money raised, has kicked off our new fundraising challenge to develop services and facilities into the future for the local community. Lian Franklin, for The Friends of Tetbury Hospital Ed: STOP PRESS - I have just received the total figure raised from the Estcourt charity walk, which is a fabulous £17,762.82p, Many congratulations to all those involved.

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South Cotswold Bridge Club

NORTH (15 HCP) 8

Most bridge players are well aware that unusual distribution can be more important than a strict high card point count (HCP). Quite often hands do not seem to quite fit my “fearless bridge cue sheet!” I came across such a hand recently which was a rare dream hand but was not straight forward to bid.

6, 3

A, Q, 10

Clearly a very strong hand - if played in clubs! The HCP was 16, but a quick calculation suggested that as North I could count on at least eight tricks, and that there was a good chance (66%) that if the diamond king was in partners hand or with West, that nine tricks were there for the asking. But we needed eleven tricks for a final bid of five clubs. Going ‘one club’ would have shown 12-

19 points, but risked partner passing. But it was of course very unlikely that such a bid would be passed out in duplicate. It`s too cheap! Thus I would almost certainly get the chance to re-bid and signal my strength. Playing standard Acol, how about two clubs? Its not ‘23 points plus’ but with eight to nine tricks certain, surely an excepton? However - the difference between 16 and 23 HCP made me hesitate. Would my partner get excited and want to bid a slam - and if so, why not? I took a great deep breath and went two clubs on 16 HCP - and then eventually relied on cue bidding to check if partner had first round contol of spades or hearts. We went down one on a contract of six clubs, as the diamond king was in the wrong place! If I had gone straight to five clubs we would have made it.

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Leighterton Primary School closed, it becomes a stage. Some of the children have been making up shows for their friends to watch and they have great fun both acting and watching. We have lots of buckets, spades, rakes, moulds and scrapers for the sandpit and our Buddies and House Captains have been holding competitions to see who can build strong sandcastles.

Our lovely shelter in the outside learning area.

Our youngest children in Apsemore Class have been really pleased…

have been labelled in writing and pictures too so the children can tidy up easily when they need to.

…to see that we have been developing their outside learning area. Last week their new canopy was installed so now they can use the outside area all year round and in all types of weather. Their parents can stand in a dry spot, under the canopy, while they are waiting to collect their children at the end of the day. The children also love having their new storage shed for their outside learning equipment. The equipment is all in lovely new transparent boxes so the children can see what is inside and these

The whole school love our new play house which has been erected on the bark area. It is large enough for a big group of children to play in and the older children love to sit in there to chat to their friends. There is a large chalk board on the inside and another on the outside of this lovely play house and the children have been drawing and writing messages on these.

Our Year 6 children are very lucky to have the privilege of their own area and this year they have been swift to make this their own. They have worked together to make their shed into a cosy space, adding bean bags, fairy lights and mascots. Outside, they have a canopy so they too can go outside in all types of weather. They have a table tennis table and a range of seats so they can socialise together. Another popular activity is to use the whiteboard which has been installed for them. In one corner, they have a couple of large tractor tyres that they use for extra seating and for standing on to chat. By Misha, Alfie, Ava and Charlotte

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Luckington Community School Luckington Community School headed back to the stone age for their cratercaper musical ‘Rock Bottom.’ As always, the whole school were involved in this prehistoric adventure, which rounded off another fabulous year at Luckington School. With superb storytelling (and rapping) from narrators Crater (Willo Greening,) Crevice (Jack Nisbet,) and Creek (Barney Coles,) the musical followed the adventures of would-be inventor Bobby Cobblestone (Isobel Gascoyne,) when she invented … the coat hanger.


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St Mary’s Playgroup A marvellous mess! “..you can’t really teach ‘process’ without a bit of mess… Mess is where invention, creativity, thinking and exploring starts – so let’s embrace the mess!” - abcdoes As our term continues, we have been having a wonderfully messy time at playgroup focusing on the children’s independence in accessing their own resources with our wonderful storage units as well as our new playdough station’ and craft trolley. Taking a step back and allowing them to be masters of their own creations is producing confident, independent, imaginative and creative children.

This term our Seedlings baby and toddler group has already got off to a busy start and will continue to run on a Monday morning from September. We are so excited to see lots of new and lovely faces (as well as our `regulars!`) and if you haven’t popped in recently we would welcome you to come and join our friendly sessions on Monday mornings 9.00 – 11.00 am at Christ Church,

to see what we are all about, chat with staff and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst your children enjoy the lovely activities, (and snack,) that is on offer. For further details please visit our Facebook page or call us on 01666 503777 to find out more. Marie Ware, Playgroup Assistant

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Last month saw big change in our committee as we bid a sad goodbye to our long-standing Chair Darby. During her time with us Darby has helped orchestrate massive changes and improvements in our small, local playgroup, transforming it into a hugely popular setting with lots of children attending and plenty more signed up for the future. We are now reserving places for 2021, so would highly recommend anyone thinking of sending their child to us - or simply wanting to have a look round to see what we do, to get in touch to book an informal visit, allowing their child to come and play whilst parents have a chat to the team. The AGM in September also had the highest number of attendees in years and is a testament to how much involvement our parents want to have in their children’s educational development – we can’t wait to get going this year with such a great team, as well as a designated fundraising committee! Watch this space for the exciting events up and coming this year, the first of which is our craft fair on Sunday 24th of November from 10.00 - 2.00 pm at the Market House. We have oodles of Christmas crafts and stall holders along with mulled juice and crafts for children to do whilst the grown-ups get some lovely Christmas gifts so make sure to come along and see us!

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Tetbury U3A has reached 300 members! With over twenty-one activity groups in operation and an ambitious programme of speakers in the Goods Shed after only three months, Tetbury`s very own U3A is making waves. For example, on Wednesday the 20th of November they are very fortunate that Brigadier Bruce Jackman OBE, MC, is going to talk to members about the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the history of the Gurkhas.

Further talks are scheduled for 2020 in a programme rich with variety: January 16th - Colin Fox “Diving on the Mary Rose.” February 19th - Sharon Stevenson “Conservation of Dolphins and Whales.” March 19th - Sue Limb (Writer and Broadcaster) “What`s so funny?”

April 15th - Dr. Mike O`Donnell “The changing face of Health at work.” May 21st - Jonathon Barstow “Blood Hound land speed Project with Schools” June 17th - Lynda Warren “Characters of the Titanic.” More information is available on www. tetburyu3a.org.uk and those who are interested can obtain a joining form via membership@tetburyu3a.org.uk or pick one up at Tetbury Town Council reception. Jeremy North, U3A


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St Saviour’s Church keyholder ensures that the door is open to receive visitors. In 2016 it was said that “a painstaking repair will be undertaken by The Churches Conservation Trust to piece the fragments back together” but since then national funding has been cut or frozen - and many more closed churches need to be cared for by the Trust. In addition to conservation work, the Trust spends over £1,500 a year at St Saviour’s on essential maintenance and utility bills, so the screen has yet to be restored and the carved wooden crosses and ball flowers remain in a carrier bag, waiting to be placed back in position. Nationally, St Saviour’s is one of the few unaltered Tractarian churches and is associated with the life of Father Charles Lowder, who is remembered in the Calendar of the Church of England. After serving as the assistant curate in Tetbury, he moved to London and worked tirelessly among the poorest people in the East End. When he died in 1880, hundreds of people lined the streets to bid him farewell. Another curate was the scholarly William Brownlow, who later became Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton.

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We are a family run building firm based in Tetbury with over 29/11/2012 17:31 St Saviour’s is undoubtedly an important 40 years experience in the building industry. church but, since its closure it has been All aspects of building work can be undertaken: woefully underused. What can we do about this? I, for one, would like to see it • Extensions • Renovations • New builds developed further as a visitor attraction, so next summer I intend to offer monthly Garages • Minor Alterations guided tours and will be arranging a ‘Lowder Lecture,’ when we can hear from a For a free quote call Nick Ball on: leading architectural historian more about Father Lowder’s life and times. 07833 384991 R







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The church’s charm lies in it being completely unspoilt, so it has few facilities, but it is much loved. Many who were brought up in Tetbury remember visits there from the nearby school; for others it is a welcome place to stop and pause when visiting the graves of loved ones in the Town cemetery. Whatever your philosophy of life, St Saviour’s Church is there for you so feel free to pop in and enjoy its calm, its beauty and its rich history.

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A programme of summer activities using St Saviour’s as an informal gathering space would also be good! Already ongoing are the Town Carol Service at Christmas,’ ‘Taize’ services and the annual Evensong for Father Lowder, but St Saviour’s future surely lies in extending its secular use. I’m not suggesting that the building should compete with our other public spaces, but we could use it more and we could enjoy it more.


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Tetbury Nursery Playgroup For anyone out walking in the countryside, our children at playgroup would be grateful for any interesting Autumn things you may find.

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With the help of wellies and waterproof trousers we get out in our playgroup garden as much as possible, and Autumn provides so many natural resources for the children to explore: the different leaves changing colour and falling off the trees, conkers, pine cones, dewy spiders webs, pumpkins. With Bonfire night approaching, we have planned breadstick sparklers, campfire roleplay, kitchen roll rockets and very effective firework pictures made by blowing paint through straws onto black paper. Staff will be continuing to work on improving the playgroup garden, one project is making stepping stones by upcycling left over cement in cake tins, embedding them with leaves and coloured pebbles. We also hope to source new logs for the children to sit on when they’re outside.

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Inside we’ve been studying leaves through magnifying glasses, talking about Autumn colours, making collages and printing with leaves and fruit. The children really enjoyed working together making apple crumble which they shared for an afternoon treat.



Two colleagues from St. Mary’s and Avening Playgroups joined six of our staff during October to complete their latest Paediatric first aid qualification, this ran across four evening sessions of training delivered by Steve from ‘The Training Fox’. Although referred to as ‘Paediatric’ the training covers first aid for adults, children, and babies. For Ofsted requirements to be met, early years educators must attend and pass a minimum of twelve hours paediatric first aid training every three years. The minimum is that at least one person is always on-site (or there for an outing,) who holds a current and completed certificate. To ensure we can respond to emergencies quickly and safely, all our staff members complete this training. Upcoming fundraising events for playgroup include our popular Bingo evenings, at 7.00

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Sherston School teams up with Tracklements for a great cause In October nearby Sherston Primary School, in partnership with Tracklements, asked the children and local community to don their wellies, take a walk in the countryside and collect crabapples for a great cause! For every kilogram of crabapples collected, Tracklements donated 50p to the school. A further 25p from every jar of English Crabapple Jelly sold will be donated to the school’s choice a charity. As a local village school that embraces its beautiful surroundings and outdoor learning opportunities, the crabapple challenge sparked an incredible collection effort by the children and wider community. An ‘Apple O’Meter’ was installed in the playground to track progress and bountiful baskets of crabapples were delivered throughout October, which resulted in us achieving our 250kg target! The crabapple collection culminated in ‘Apple Week.’ The Friends of Sherston School parents, supported by the teachers, local WI, friends and the local community, ran a variety of apple themed workshops. From inspiring the children’s creativity through crafting and cooking, to sparking their curiosity learning about

an apple’s journey from tree to jar, it was a wonderful week for children and parents alike. On the final day of Apple Week, a celebration event was held at the school. Friends and family, along with the wider community, enjoyed an afternoon of apple themed activities, competitions and demonstrations from Tracklements. Delicious bakes were also on hand from the school’s very own ‘Apple Café’. “It’s been a fantastic few weeks of incredible fundraising efforts and a real celebration of the school’s ethos – learning, caring and achieving together,” said Headteacher, Sue Leyden. A huge thanks to everyone involved in making our crabapple collection and ‘Apple Week’ such a huge success. Here’s to the next one! Lauren Kiddell, Chair, The Friends of Sherston School


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Tetbury Hospital We’ve been having a busy time at Tetbury Hospital with our recent Open Day and charity events. On Saturday the 14th of September we opened our doors to the public to showcase our new procedure room suite and invite you in to look at the facilities. Members of the Board of Trustees, staff, fundraisers and volunteers were all there to chat and show you around.

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Longfield Hospice Care Charity of the Year, 2018/19 Bill Walsh, the Immediate Past President of Tetbury Lions Club, chose Longfield Hospice to be our charity of the year for his presidential year - and they were given special emphasis during our fundraising events. Using monies donated by the good people of Tetbury and surrounding districts - from a collection at Tesco’s, raffles at Christmas and

Easter, the surplus funds from Wacky Races and profits from the Tetbury Advertiser, we were able to send them two grants of £5,000 each, to cover activities they were unable to fund from their own resources.

The second grant of £5,000 has been used to help pay for eight months use of twentysix mobile phones used by the ‘Hospice at Home’ care teams. These mobiles are used by Clinical Nurse Specialists, nurses and care staff when they are working out in the community or on call. It means they can manage and deliver end-of-life care to patients in their own homes; Longfield could simply not provide this care without the use of mobile phones. Through your invaluable support, Tetbury Lions are very proud to have been able to support such an important service to our community in this way. We will be continuing our support Longfield after Christmas by once again collecting used Christmas Trees in the Tetbury area, on their behalf. Please sign up to the collection service! We will publish details about it in the December issue. Tetbury Lions Community Support Team

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