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2 October – Leighterton School Open Day 9.30 am onward – see the details in this issue 3 October – HOTS meet John Thomas 7.30 pm, Christ Church - details in this issue 7-12 October - National Libraries Week Please see the article in this issue 10 October – Tetbury Town Council ‘Christmas in Tetbury Weekend’ discussion 6.00 pm at the Council Chamber

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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.

11 October – Avening Primary Open Day 9.15 am to 12.00 pm – details in this issue 12/13 October – Art Society Autumn Sale In the Market Hall – details in this issue 15 October – Avening WI Showcase Avening Community Café – details inside 16 October – St Mary’s Primary Open Day 9.30 am onward – see the details in this issue 16 October – TFS: The Guilty (Cert 15) Dolphins Hall – film starts at 7:30 promptly 23 October – TFS: Miracle on the Hudson Dolphins Hall - film starts at 7:30 promptly Fundraiser in support of Longfield 25 October – Lion’s Quiz Night Please see the article in this issue 30/31 October - Westonbirt Shopping Fair Please see the article & ad in this issue


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Avening Primary School 8 Avening WI 6 Chelworth Bookworms 23 Computer Advice 24 Dolphins Hall & Recreation Ground 22 Eating Out 13 Girlguiding 20 History of Tetbury Society 9 Leighterton Primary School 26 Letters to the Editor (4) 60 Lion’s 200 Club 5 Lion’s Den 5 Mayor’s Report 14 News from Christ Church 29 News from St Marys’ Church 34 News from St Michael’s Church 15 Probus 27 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 10 South Cotswold Bridge Club 53 St Mary’s CE VA Primary School 37 St Mary’s Playgroup 19 Tetbury and District Footpath Group 38 Tetbury Art Society 28 Tetbury Bowls Club 40 Tetbury Camera Club 16 Tetbury Film Society 41 Tetbury Goods Shed 42 Tetbury Hospital 49 Tetbury in Bloom 31 Tetbury Library 48 Tetbury Nursery Playgroup 50 Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom 52 Tetbury Rugby Football Club 12 Tetbury Scout Group 45 Tetbury Town Football Club 57 Tetbury WI 46 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 30 The Friends of Tetbury Hospital 63 U3A 58 Westonbirt Shopping Fair 44 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

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Young by Name Casting on for Autumn Winning first prize in the knitting category at a village show has ignited my winter addiction to knitting a little earlier than usual. It generally kicks in as the clocks go back, the evenings become long and dark, and any excuse will do to spend more time in my armchair by the fire. Knitting gives me the feeling of doing something constructive, while just sitting down and having a rest. The rhythmic, repetitive movements of the needles and yarn quickly send me into a pleasant meditative state, especially now I’ve swapped old-fashioned steel and plastic needles and artificial yarns for smooth bamboo and natural fibres, warm and soft against my hands. Every stitch feels like a caress.

Childhood Pattern I learned to knit at the age of five, and under my mother’s coaching quickly learned to knit and read simultaneously. Before long, I rose to the dizzy heights of having my own named box in the backroom of Rema’s, our local wool shop. Here were stored the requisite number of wool balls for your current project, and you’d buy them one at

a time as it progressed – effectively buying a sweater on an instalment plan… In those days everyone knitted, because home-made jumpers were significantly cheaper than shop-bought ones. The downside was the slower speed of delivery. When I was ten, I grew faster than the

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These days I prefer to make small items for charities, and I’ve found enough outlets to keep my needles busy through the winter. The most innovative is a Canadian project to provide small knitted dolls instead of Styrofoam chips in humanitarian medical aid boxes. ‘Twiddlemuffs’ are another great idea: knitted hand muffs adorned with buttons, beads and other decorations to comfort people with dementia. But for now I’m keeping it simple, making blanket squares to be taken to India at half term by pupils of Westonbirt School. (Frankenstein blankets, as my friend Charlotte calls them, for obvious reasons!) My teenage daughter is doing the same for Syrian refugees. It’s humbling to be able to help others while, with our pretty yarns and silky-smooth needles, we’re just indulging ourselves in a soothing hobby. But my prize-winning knitted tea cosy, with its thirty-plus individually knitted flowers and leaves, all sewn on by hand, isn’t going anywhere. Well, they do say charity begins at home. PS If you’d like more information about the charity knitting schemes I’ve discovered, just drop me a message via the contact form on my website and I’ll email them to you. Debbie Young www.authordebbieyoung.com Twitter: @DebbieYoungBN

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We welcomed a world class competitor to our August Lions’ meeting in the form of Freddie ‘Apples’ Aplin who, at the age of 10,

a short talk on the trip of a lifetime and thanked the club for our assistance. She went on to announce that she had won the competition and was now World Power Lifting Champion, as well as being the British and European Champion. We were given the opportunity to look at the medals and certificates. Another great success story for this town and its amazing people. We gave her a rapturous round of applause!

competed in Barcelona in the 2019 World Roller Games. Freddie is from Tetbury and with his titanium scooter he wowed us all with his achievements and is the current Under 12 European Champion. I thought that would be it for World Champion stories and heroics but at our September meeting we were privileged to hear from Lucy Perrett who we had helped with a contribution towards funding her trip to the Amateur World Power Lifting Congress in America. Another Tetbury resident, Lucy presented

Next month is also a busy month for the club. Tickets are now on sale for the Big Lions Quiz at the Great Tythe Barn on Friday 25 October. This will be an epic night in beautiful surroundings and a chance to make some good money for charity while making new friends too. Sales are going well. Tables of 8 are the ideal size and tickets are just £12.50 each to include some wine and nibbles. They can be bought very easily by emailing tickets@tetburylions.co.uk and we will send you an invoice and tickets for this fun quiz. Don’t miss out! It will be a great event with a professional quiz master,

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We are busy planning activities for the Autumn! Our next walk will be at the beginning of October starting in Preston Park and making our way to The Trouble House for their usual excellent lunch.

The August walk took place in Framptonon-Severn. The weather was dry until we encountered a torrential downpour - just as we were nearly back for our lunch at The Three Horseshoes. The dogs were already rather wet having had a cooling dip in the canal on the way… Our winning team in the heats of the Federation quiz will be taking parting in the final this Autumn and we hope they do well! Our ‘walking netball’ sessions with Kemble WI are great fun, and will be continuing. We play twice a month, alternating between Kemble and Avening. Our catering teams

have been busy over the summer with various functions in the village. It will be our birthday month in October, and we shall be running the Avening Community Café on Tuesday the 15th of October to showcase our WI. The Gloucester Federation will be celebrating their Centenary anniversary in October and three of our members will represent us at a service in the Cathedral on the twelfth. We are also planning a table display illustrating our activities at the Exhibition in the Cathedral, during the weekend. Shirley Hand, Avening WI

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On the 5th of September Professor Jennifer Tann spoke to HOTS about the historic Woollen Industry. The full title of her talk was ‘Pictures and Places, Gloucestershire Woollen Industry through Contemporary Illustration.’ Professor Tann has studied the Woollen Industry in Gloucestershire in depth - and the Woollen Mills in particular – and is the author of a novel on the subject. Written records are her principal source of information, but she finds that pictures can put more ‘life’ and atmosphere into the research. She showed us many examples, but admitted you often need to beware of the artist’s tendency to present an attractive picture - and to use a rural setting that distorts the truth.

etchings showing a ‘Gig’ set with teasels for raising the nap of the cloth, and of a small child creeping dangerously under a loom to tie off broken threads. Surprisingly, the map of the Muster Roll Jennifer brought, showing the number of able-bodied men who could be required to do military service, also provided information about the numbers of people working in the woollen industry. She also showed a picture of workers setting up a ‘Tenter’ rack on which the famous ‘Stroud Red’ cloth was dried in the open.

In her first illustration, the artist showed a ‘boy meets girl’ scene not in a rural setting, but at the girl’s place of work. Of particular interest was that it showed a Spinning Wheel in detail. Although it was undated, the couple’s clothing made it clear that it was an early picture. Jennifer also had


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She mentioned that one illustration appeared to show an ‘overshot’ millwheel too, though she doubted whether there were any mills of that design in Gloucestershire. Nevertheless, pictures do provide an historian with information that is not otherwise available.

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Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun Restoring efficiency in the courts. Once a solution to a dispute is achieved, it is important not to linger and re-open old wounds. The present state of near-anarchy in parliament is present in other departments of government too: I have noticed it in the matrimonial and probate courts. Apart from the ‘decree absolute,’ the most important document to emanate from the divorce court is the ‘final financial order,’ which deals with the redistribution of financial assets following a divorce. In most cases, this is an agreement signed by both the parties and their lawyers. Even if the parties agree, a Judge may decline to make an order, which may have its implications if mortgages or equity release are involved.

part of a centralising process that is highly irritating, because papers tend to slumber on some desk in Southampton when they are needed on mine! For example, a court order was made on the 18th of July this year and didn’t arrive in my post until the 5th of September. With no apology. A decree absolute application issued by a local firm took over three months to come through. Not long ago there was mutual respect between lawyer and court, which provided instant service.

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Tetbury Rugby Football Club Tetbury Rugby Football Club has assumed legal ownership of Pike Field… …at Quercus Road in Tetbury and has signed a partnership deal with McGurk Group (Est. 1963,) to construct a new rugby facility in the town. Pike Field is a 12-acre site in the northwest of Tetbury which is currently unused. All planning permissions and environmental licenses have been

successfully granted, and the project will now begin construction. The build will be delivered in three phases. Phase 1 is the construction of two full-size RFU specification rugby pitches, a training/ Minis area, plus access roads and car parking. Phase 2 will bring lighting to the pitches, and Phase 3 will see a clubhouse added to the site. A project committee made up of professionally qualified volunteers from the Club’s membership has been working over the last 18 months to reach this stage, and Phase 1 is expected to take twenty-four months to complete, with further work taking place after that.

TRFC Chairman Roger Peill said, “After many years we are now finally able to realise our dream and create a first-class rugby facility, bringing together our large and growing membership of all ages, genders and abilities in one place. Our plan is to answer an immediate need, but also ensure a lasting legacy for the Club and the Town.” He continued, “I’d like to thank everyone that has been involved so far, in particular the Land Trustees who have ultimately made this possible.” Eamonn and Brian McGurk of McGurk Group added, “We are delighted to be partnering with Tetbury RFC at this exciting point in their development. We hope to bring our considerable construction capability and knowledge to the project and deliver a superb facility. It’s also part of our continued support of grassroots sport in Gloucestershire, something we are very passionate about. We are confident that Tetbury RFC is in safe hands as The McGurk Group commit to go above and beyond expectations and have excellent customer retention because of this.” Construction work is set to begin in the next couple of months. If you have any enquiries about this new development, please contact Chris Marais, the TRFC ‘New Ground Project Committee Chairman’ via email at cmarais@btinternet.com Tetbury Rugby Football Club


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Mayor’s Report Following a busy summer, September continued in the same vein! Firstly, I would like to thank the Town Councillors, who all gave their time over the summer to ensure that the Police Museum could be opened on Saturdays for our residents and visitors. In fact, they continued this into September, with the museum opening on two Heritage Weekends as well. If anyone is interested in becoming involved with maintaining the collection, or in opening the museum to the public outside Town Council office hours, please contact our Curator Maria via the Town Council office. At the start of September, I attended the historic ‘Beating of the Bounds,’ the traditional annual walk to ‘beat the boundaries’ of our town, followed by the presentation of the Feoffee and Thirteen accounts and a very welcome cup of coffee. Working Groups seem to very busy now there is a lot to do in our town. At the start of September, I chaired the first working group meeting regarding Leisure and Recreation - and at the end of September the first working group meeting to look at Climate Strategy in the town. With the start of the ‘Greening Tetbury’ group, next month

I shall be attending a meeting with their representatives and with District Councillor Rachel Coxcoon, Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Climate Change and Energy. I shall also be attending the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council Climate Strategy event, at the end of October. After years of planning, the Town Council - in Partnership with the Feoffee, the European Union and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust - held our ‘Community Planting’ day, starting off the Wild Towns scheme, with the planting of the Bluebell trail on the Rail Lands. Thank you to everyone who took part in this event and I look forward to watching this scheme develop and the potential return of waterflow through Preston Park. This month sees the return of the ‘Dolphin Inspirational Awards,’ and I look forward to

updating you regarding this evening, next month. Finally, Christmas is coming! If you are interested in attending a planning meeting to look at the events in prospect for our ‘Christmas in Tetbury Weekend,’ between the 6th and 8th of December, please join us at the Council Chamber on Thursday the 10th of October at 6.00 pm. If you have any ideas or concerns regarding the town, please don’t hesitate to contact any Councillor – our contact details are on the Town Council website at http://tetbury. gov.uk/about-the-council/councillors/ and we look forward to hearing from you and to working for you. With best wishes, Cllr Nikki Ind, Mayor of Tetbury


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Tetbury Camera Club Those still at school might not look forward to the ending of the summer holidays, but for members of Tetbury Camera Club there is the opposite feeling. We can’t wait for our regular Tuesday evening gettogethers to start again! Over the summer months we made informal visits to the beautiful gardens at Miserden and the historical naval docks in Portsmouth, went on an evening cruise round the waterways of Bristol harbour and - closer to home - headed to Castle Combe and the colour and movement the lakes in Cotswold Water Park. One of the benefits of having photography as a hobby is that having a camera in your hands stimulates you to take an interest in your surroundings. For some of our members their favourite subjects

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Girlguiding Plans are well underway for our Centenary celebrations next year. They start with a Thinking Day afternoon tea in February and end with a Christmas party! We will also be joining a Region takeover day at Legoland and going on a residential at our County HQ near Cheltenham. There will be a craft show with an exhibition of our archives and a treasure hunt around Tetbury. We are hoping that past members will visit the archive exhibition – and hopefully find photos of themselves when they were younger! Details will of course be in an Advertiser article next year. A vital part of the celebration will be to design badges and publicity for each event, and we are hoping there may be a graphic designer reading this who might like to help us to get it right! At the end of the summer, 2nd Tetbury Guides had an old-fashioned outing to the seaside, (which included the inevitable rain showers.) They caught the train to WestonSuper-Mare, walked along the pier and visited the amusement arcade, followed up with a fish and chip lunch. After lunch they played some games on the beach and finished off with an ice-cream before

catching the train back. The girls used the train journey to complete a clause of the new navigator badge, studying timetables, checking out the on-board facilities and discussing safety and other aspects of both the journey and the railway. Plans for this term include looking at Tetbury through the eyes of a visitor and taking part in ‘Parliament Week’ activities. They will also continue our service commitment to the town with a session of litter picking.

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treating it in the way they should. The trustees remain committed to not only managing but improving the space for our own and future generations, but we do need your help and support – and for the ground to be used responsibly. We want to issue a public plea, then, to remind everyone of some simple rules: 1. Please put litter in the bins provided. 2. Dogs should be on a lead at all times and any fouling picked up and deposited in the bins provided. 3. The play park is for use by children of an age appropriate for the equipment 4. Equipment should only be used for the purpose it’s intended. It makes me sad that we even need to say this, but we’re a small team struggling to

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I hate to repeat myself, but this can be very serious! You can have your credit card and bank details, your personal information and your ‘identity’ stolen this way. If you give them control of your computer, they can also download all your data and documents to sift through at their leisure, so do not be fooled. If you are concerned – or if you think the call may be genuine hang up and dial the company in question directly. Use a different phone and dial the number you have on file or on your last bill or correspondence. I too get these calls and they can be very persuasive. If some of your details have been ‘hacked’ or compromised elsewhere, don’t be surprised if the caller has some genuine information about you. They may be fishing for more, so do not give anything further away.


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Leighterton Primary School It’s been a real pleasure to welcome our new children in Apsemore Class to Leighterton Primary School. All of our children, including those who have only just joined us, have made a fantastic start to the new school year and everyone was pleased to see their friends again to catch up. The children are excited by their new classes and their topics. Our oldest children in Ridge Class are learning about, ‘Earth and Beyond’ and will be going on a ‘Mission to Mars’ during their ‘wow’ day, which is coming up in the next few weeks. ‘The Romans’ is the topic that Haymead Class will focus on this term and they are reading ‘Tilly and the Time Machine’ to help to take them back to the Roman period. Bowldown Class’s topic is, ‘The Great Explorers’ and they will be asking questions to find out why Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake and Mae C Jemison are important. ‘Toybox Tales – What shall we play?’ is the topic for our newest learners in Apsemore Class.

Our school Houses have met to elect their House Captains and the candidates gave speeches before the children cast their votes. Our new House Captains have made a great start as leaders.

visit us that morning then you are very welcome to contact Mrs Davey in the school office on (01666) 890273 and we would be delighted to show you round at a convenient time. Further information about school is also available on our website - www.leighterton.com

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We feel very proud to have achieved The Healthy Schools Award and congratulate everybody who has helped us with this. We are also extremely excited to have been awarded the Silver Sports Mark this year too. Our children have an amazing range of sporting opportunities to take part in and participate in a huge number of festivals and competitions too.

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Probus were introduced into weirs, but fords and restrictive bridges became more common as the population increased. By the 1700’s, shipping was increasingly thwarted. The 1566 Exeter Canal had enabled ships to by-pass Countess Weir and improved navigation facilities elsewhere. It allowed a horse to pull between thirty and fifty tons of cargo in a barge, instead of two-and-ahalf hundredweight on its back. Michael described the new navigation channel introduced at Barrow-on-Soar and then the 1761 Bridgewater Canal engineered by James Brindley. Coal came straight from inside the mines into Manchester, reducing its cost by 50%. The canal era had arrived.

The National Police Air Service provides air support at crime scenes. Brian Anderson, who had a major involvement in developing the service in the 1980’s, described on the 1st of August some of its teething problems and summarised some of the factors affecting aircraft choice. Today its helicopters are flown by highlyskilled ex-military pilots, accompanied by two observers using high-definition cameras and thermal-imaging devices. They are in contact not only with police cars, but also individual with police officers on the ground. Filton is our nearest base. 720310 ET Lumley:Layout 1


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(four times the size of the Sahara,) constitute a vast unofficial countryside which, if less sanitized and less tidy, would enable small animals and invertebrates to thrive. Richard advocated habitats which include water sources together with piles of garden trimmings and wood. Ready access into easily-traversed areas of wildlife-friendly plants must be ensured. Including climbers and shrubs in his top ten recommendations, he also suggested a wild patch with tall weeds, nettles, brambles and shrubs for birds if possible. Pesticides – an emotive subject – should be targeted only at slugs and snails known to be harmful, not others. Ideal pond designs, the cleaning of nesting boxes and bird feeding were also mentioned. Easy to listen to, Richard’s wealth of experience and advice gave us much to think about. Future talks this year include recommendations for relieving spinal problems, a touching escape story, a famous US railroad history and some personal memories. Theo Stening, Probus, 01666 504243

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Tetbury Art Society

Painted Watercolour Landscapes creating mist and atmosphere on a tilted board’ given by Catherine Beale. Then on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of October, our members will display their work at our Autumn Sale in the Market Hall.

We held our August Exhibition in the Market Hall between Saturday the 24th and Monday the 26th of August. Twenty-eight artists submitted work of good quality and well over two hundred and fifty people came through over the three days. But somehow, they were holding onto their money! We sold only four pictures rather than the usual seventeen or eighteen. We issued voting slips to visitors so that they could select what was their favourite picture in the exhibition; the winning picture was ‘Old Friends’ by Dr Robert Stevens, with Jackie Sapp’s ‘Poppies’ only two votes behind. On Wednesday the 4th of September, Stewart Geddes PRWA gave us a talk entitled ‘Go On Admit It – You Want To Go Abstract.’ Stewart drew from his 40 years of experience. Starting as a student at Bristol Art studios, Stewart graduated in 1983 and then did an MA course in London. He then went through a crisis - he wasn’t enjoying his art anymore. He became more and more interested in colour and harder edges. He investigated collage. He loved tearing,

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 may have reached. Michael Kingham & Margaret Morgan, Tetbury Art Society scraping and cubism. Eventually, he moved a different way of back to Bristol and tried painting in which he found his own style. He then exhibited at Millfield school, where he was able to show that colour is a subject in itself, as seen in one of his paintings at the Royal Academy - a painting in red and orange. Stewart stated that he began by accurately painting what he was actually seeing, but now sees that there is a place for abstraction. Our next meeting on the 2nd of October features a demonstration of ‘Gravity





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News from Christ Church Dear Friends, it has been great to be part of the growing ‘Greening Tetbury’ initiative, looking at how we can minimise our carbon footprint and live more sustainably and more joyfully on the part of planet Earth that is Tetbury. We have start-up groups looking at food, transport, energy and plastics - and an over-arching group looking at how we communicate what we are doing and how we enable people to embrace change. Lots of exciting things bubbling up! Our next meeting is on Tuesday the 22nd of October at 7.30 pm – the venue has yet to be confirmed. Take a peek at our website to see what it’s all about: www.greeningtetbury.org A few times a year I do a short Bible study series. It lasts about an hour and half and you don’t have to come to church to share in them. They are on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30 pm and finish by 4.00 pm. We read a Bible passage, share our thoughts about it, and see how it relates to matters in our own lives. We seek God’s truth for us, both individually and together. We’ll be doing this on Wednesdays 9th, 16th and 23rd of October and anyone is welcome to join us. Every couple of years we hold a service near All Saints Day. This year we will have a service on Sunday the 3rd of November at 4.00 pm, to give thanks for those we have known and loved who have died within the last two years. We read the names of those who have died, reverently remember them and light a candle in their memory. It is a poignant and touching occasion, and many find it a helpful space, a little after the funeral itself, to acknowledge their continuing love for one who has parted from them into God’s hands. May God’s blessing be with you. Noel Sharp,, Minister of Christ Church noel.sharp@btinternet.com

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The Feoffees and the Thirteen I should like to thank everyone who attended our annual’ Beating of the Bounds’ … …and presentation of our accounts, which was afterward accompanied by a welcome cup of coffee. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny morning, and it was lovely to see so many new faces at this historic event.

mess left by your pets, even if it is at the side of the path/in the verge? It is important that we keep this area pleasant for all users - and for the people who undertake strimming and maintenance of the verges. Bins are available throughout this parkland and if you are concerned regarding the use of plastic, I understand that biodegradable bags are now available at a number of shops in the town. Finally, I am pleased to confirm that we are working in partnership with Tetbury Town Council toward the Christmas Light ‘Switch

As Autumn approaches and the allotments start to empty of their produce from the summer months, plans start for the winter and planting starts for the spring. The Feoffee are proud to be involved with the ‘Wild Towns’ scheme, where we are working in partnership with Tetbury Town Council, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the European Union. The start of this was the Community Planting Day at the end of September, where Bluebells were planted along the Rail Lands to create the Bluebell Trail. This scheme will now look at the entire area from Preston Park to the Goods Shed, and hopefully we will see a return to waterflow in the stream and improvement to the whole area.

On’ of the 6th of December - and for the Tetbury Christmas weekend of the 7th and the 8th of December. There is lots to do in preparation so we can all come together to celebrate this very special time of year. If you think we may be able to help you or your group with an education or training grant, or if would like to know more about the work we do in our town, please visit our website – www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk - or speak to one of our members. Lance Vick Chairman

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The summer season is well and truly coming to an end,

I’m happy to say that the formal beds in St Marys’ churchyard which we redesigned last year, have worked! We’re very pleased with those and with the removal of the old diseased yew trees along the main path. It has opened the churchyard up, allowing a lot more light to reach the beds.

and if we haven’t started already, we’ll very soon be stripping out all the annual bedding plants. In their place we will be replenishing the bulbs, ready for next year’s spring display. The roundabout project is almost complete, but like all gardening, it’s quite possible that things won’t necessarily ‘grow to plan.’ If that proves to be the case, we will tweak it as it develops. This will not only ensure that the roundabout looks its best, with more colour throughout the year, but it will allow us to maintain the improved visibility for those crossing the London Road, to and from the Highfield housing development.

Last year we gave the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial bed a new look - but that hasn’t quite worked to plan, so we’ll be giving it a bit of tweak before next year’s season gets underway.

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With October arriving, it’s also the time of year when the hanging baskets will be finishing – if they haven’t finished already! A reminder for those of you who supported us by buying our hanging baskets earlier this year, please contact me on 504213, or email me on sue@tetburyinbloom.org. uk to arrange collection of the empty container(s) when you’ve finished with them. If you still have any from previous years, then we’d like those too, please! They will all be washed and disinfected ready for use again next year. Every ‘lost’ basket, costs us six pounds to replace, so not only is it good to recycle them, it also keeps overall costs down. The profit we make from each basket goes directly into the funds needed to keep the town looking as attractive as we can possibly make it, which we know, from the number of lovely comments we receive, is much appreciated by many residents, traders and visitors alike. Thank you all for your support.


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But it’s not just children, is it? I think adults are perhaps worse. We might say “Thank you!” - but so often we are discontented with what we have - and feel life has cheated us in one way or another. At St Mary’s School this term, I have been helping the children to think about cultivating thankful hearts, with the slogan “A Thankful heart is a Happy heart.” We’re actually growing a thankful heart - in a pot! We put in the seed of prayer, asking God to make us thankful. We added the soil of faith, believing in God’s goodness, and we are watering it with hope and letting it grow in the warmth and light of God’s love. It’s growing beautifully and is now covered in the children’s “Thank you!” prayers. And as the harvest is gathered in, this is the season to be thankful for all the wonderful things we enjoy in life. So, on Sunday the 13th of October, we have our Harvest Festival service at the usual time of 10.00 am. It includes, of course, a special harvest ‘Little Fishes’ session during the service, with a Bible story and craft activities. Come and give thanks - and join in a rousing chorus of “We Plough the Fields and Scatter.” Then there’s a special harvest lunch afterward in church – all are welcome. But before that, of course, we will be delighted to welcome the Tetbury Music Festival to St Marys’ Church again this year. The special Benefice Music Festival Eucharist on Sunday the 6th of October at 10.30 am is a real treat. And it will be my last service before I go off on a three-month sabbatical (returning in mid-January 2020,) so I hope lots of people can come along. We shall have something nice to drink in the Vicarage afterward, to mark the occasion.

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It is the beginning of a new school year at St. Mary’s - and with the start of the year comes a sense of optimism and hope. Children have arrived for the start of the school year with new shoes, smart haircuts, pencil cases, PE kit and bags of curiosity, enthusiasm and excitement. We are all feeling very positive about the year ahead. Over the summer we have

had the decorators in and new carpets have been laid. We have a super new outside learning space for our Reception children and work has been completed on our school roof. We are very grateful to the PTfA and the parents and community who support their events, the Diocese, the Feoffees and The Hills Group who are building new houses in Tetbury, all of whom have made generous donations to our school improvements. The optimism extends to our pupils’ numbers too, as the school has grown to almost 350 pupils on our roll this year and we were delighted to welcome our new cohort into school at the start of September, as well as new members of the teaching team. We’ve also introduced a new project called ‘The Water Lily Project,’ with the children. This provides children and staff with opportunities for reflection - and an opportunity to ask questions about life and what is important to us. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful piece of artwork completed by Frankie Church, wife of Curate Rob, which we are using as a cover for our Water Lily books - and Poppy has worked with some of our children to create a beautiful Water Lily ‘stained glass window.’ We look forward with optimism and hope to the term ahead. Our Year Six pupils have started their final year at St. Mary’s with their week’s residential visit to Morfa Bay, where they participated in abseiling,

St Mary’s CE VA Primary School assault courses, cycling, archery and body boarding. We have Harvest Festivals to look forward to, school trips and sporting events planned. On the 16th of October we will be holding an Open Day for any families who have children due to start school next year. Prospective parents are invited to come to school at 9.30 am, when you can meet me and listen to a presentation about the school, our values and our aims and then have a tour of the school with pupils, governors and staff. Hopefully you will leave with a good understanding of life at St. Mary’s and what we can offer your child. We look forward to welcoming you. 1110609 Jo Gale:Layout 1 19/5/09 Jo Woolley, Headteacher

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Tetbury and District Football Group Last Walks for 2019! Another summer has passed, and this month marks the end of the program of walks organised by the Group for 2019. It has been a good and varied season of walks, with a range of lengths and difficulties, and good support from both members and visitors alike. The weather has also been varied, from hot, (perhaps too hot on one occasion!) to cool and damp - but it has only been really wet on a very few occasions during the time that we were walking. If you have been wondering whether to walk with the Group, then give us a try this October and join in one of the last five walks for this year. Visitors are always welcome and can just turn up at the start, but if possible, please contact the leader in advance. The contact information for the leaders is shown in the walk details. Walkers are not insured against personal injury or incapacity by the Group; everyone is responsible for their own safety and ability to complete the walks. For all information about the Group, see our website: www.tetburywalkers. co.uk or contact the Group by email on tetburydfootgp@gmail.com

Walks Program for October 2019 Levels: A = easy to D = hilly 01/10/19. Start 2.00 pm. Cars needed. From Chavenage Green we shall proceed through Ledgemore Bottom to Avening Park and Longtree Barn before returning. Level B. Length 4.75 m, 7.75 km. Leader: Ian 502939. 08/10/19. Start 10.00 am. Cars needed. A moderately challenging circular walk from Nympsfield to the wooded edge of Nailsworth with fine views over the valleys and hills. Length 6 m, 10 km. Level B. Optional lunch at Rose and Crown. Leader: Phil 502014. 15/10/19. Start 2.00 pm. Cars needed. An attractive walk from Ozleworth Park through the valleys to Bagpath returning


along valley of the Marlees Brook. Length: 4.5 m 7.5 km, Level: B/C, Leader: Ian 502939. 22/10/19. Start 2.00 pm. Cars needed. We park near Chavenage House and cross the fields to explore Beverston (Old Castle and Church) before making our way back. Length 5 m, 8 km. Level A. Leader: John 505777. CWAT No 11, New Edition No 15. 29/10/19. NOTE: START 10.30 am. Our traditional end of season walk over the fields to Shipton Moyne and back, with lunch at the Cat & Custard Pot. Length 5 m, 8k m. Level A. Leader: John 505777. Visiting walkers must make their own arrangements/bookings for lunch. Ian Thomas, Tetbury & District Footpath Group

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It’s been busy down at the Shed this September! The Parkrun every Saturday morning is proving to be a real success and Sasha and her team in the Whistle stop Café are kept busy serving up some very tasty bacon rolls to attendees…




26 As soon as the runners have come through, then Ros from Aunt Addies’ can set up her stall of fresh vegetables and the queue very quickly stretches the length of the Goods Shed. Keeping her company is ‘Volunteer Supremo’ Jill Dodge, supported by a loyal team of helpers selling beautiful bunches of flowers and other items, and raising valuable funds for the Goods Shed. We are very grateful for all their hard work. We depend on our volunteers in so many ways: helping in the café, ensuring our many and varied events run smoothly, manning the steward’s desk in the foyer answering visitor questions, or helping behind the scenes - be it decorating, gardening or moving equipment and staging about. They are a vital and important part of our success and we thank them all. If you feel you might want to come along and join a really great team of people, we would love to hear from you. Our Wednesday afternoon tea concerts are back, to the delight of many. Every week a different performer - sometimes a duo or even a group of musicians - play to an enthusiastic gathering, who are enjoying the chance to get out, meet friends for a chat and have a nice cup of tea. The ‘Just Jive’ team of Jimmy and Sarah have returned for their autumn season of dance classes every Tuesday evening and are as popular as ever. There cannot be many in Tetbury who do not know Dr Tony Walsh - retired town GP and a Feoffee. He is also something of a history buff especially the history our town and it was great to spend an informative hour or so as part of the Heritage Weekend when he took the audience through the origins of Tetbury, the various influences over the years, how the Feoffees came to be and the reasons why a pair of dolphins are used as a symbol of our town. We aim to bring a wide range of music and entertainment to the Shed – ranging from folk, to jazz through classical and rock. Comedy and theatre are also on the menu together with informative and entertaining talks not forgetting our weekly Cinema. More information can be found on our website at www.shed-arts.co.uk – and we also want to hear from you to learn what you want to see and hear down at the Shed, so do please get in touch.

Wednesday Afternoon Tea Concerts 2.30 – 4.00 pm Tickets £2.50 Dursley Male Voice Choir 7.30 pm. John Rutter to Paul McCartney & beyond. An evening of beautiful harmonies & magnificent music. From £11. The Ironmasters Ceilidh 7.30 pm. One of the most influential of all Ceilidh bands, playing their own distinctive brand of traditional music. From £11. Whole Lotta Led – Led Zeppelin II 7.30 pm. Top British tribute band celebrate 50 years of the great rock album Led Zeppelin II. From £18. Keith James – Songs of Leonard Cohen 7.30 pm. Bringing you the haunting songs of the legendary poet and singer Leonard Cohen. From £15.

3 Only You (15) 7.30 pm. After a chance meeting, Elena and Jake enter a whirlwind relationship. 10 Aladdin (PG) 7.30 pm. Enduring tale of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine & the Genie of the magic lamp. 17 Rocketman (15) 7.30 pm. Musical fantasy based on Elton John's breakthrough years. 24 Sometimes Always Never (12) 7.30 pm. A love of words helps a father find his missing son. 31 Shaun of the Dead (15) 7.30 pm. Come dressed to kill and celebrate Halloween in style with this classic zombie comedy/horror movie! 9 Writers at the Goods Shed 7.00 pm. Authors Ali Bacon, Jean Burnett & Kerry Postle have teamed up to provide writing events focusing on historical fiction. Tickets £4.00. Pay on the door. 30 Shed Talk - London to Broadway & Back 7.30 pm. Judith Dimant talks about her years as a producer for one of the world’s most renowned touring theatre companies. Tickets £5 - £8. Whistle Stop Café Open 10 am – 4pm Wednesday through Sunday

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Seeing instant results! Whether clearing an overgrown garden, digging out a border or repairing a fence, you can instantly see the difference. It is lovely to see a client’s reaction when this happens - how they appreciate you getting back to them quickly and making a difference. And working outdoors with nature is a constant joy, Watching the seasons change and being part of that process is just magical Apart from when it seems to constantly rain!

Do you try to use local suppliers for your materials?

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How big an area do you cover?

About thirty miles. For example, I have regular clients in Cirencester and Corston and enjoy the range of grounds I attend to. I’m also fortunate to have regulars very locally, as little as two minutes away.

Have you ever rescued any wildlife, while at work?

I always try to be as considerate as possible and to make sure I don’t disturb nests; I keep an eye out for hedgehogs during bonfire season - and generally I’m mindful of nature and how I need to work in harmony with it. Part of the job!

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The Fair is held in the magnificent grounds of Westonbirt School, when its gardens are in their wonderful autumn colours. It’s an opportunity to meet with your friends and to have a fun time shopping for those things you cannot find elsewhere. Here you can see and touch what you are buying - and talk to the very passionate entrepreneurs who have dedicated their time and energy to sourcing or manufacturing goods that are new, fashionable and unique. The children able to take part in the reindeer hunt or the other organised activities to keep them occupied – so the day is yours. You can feel good about spending your money, because at the same time you are giving to charity. Among the charities being supported this year are ‘Home-Start,’ who help families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them - and The ‘Churn,’ a Cirencester charity that works to reduce isolation, create opportunities and offer practical solutions to the issues people face.

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Tetbury Library Our library will be festooned with knitting and crocheting again this year, for National Libraries week from the 7th to the 12th of October. This is due in the main to our lovely ‘yarn bombing’ group, busily creating magnificent pieces and decorations. It is truly an amazing sight to see - and there are so many wonderful things to spot. It’s well worth a visit. If you are inspired by the decorations, why not give it a go yourself? The group is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you have no idea how to do it, or whether you are accomplished. You would be welcome. There is usually cake and coffee too! The theme for this year’s Libraries Week is the digital world. Lots of things are done online now, so if you would like to learn a bit more about using email, shopping online, keeping safe online, or anything to do with using a computer, simply book your free slot with our computer buddy on 502258. There will also be someone on hand most of the week to offer advice on using the digital services within the library, whether that’s our library app, the library catalogue,

eBooks (we have a new provider and can hopefully help with the changeover,) eAudiobooks, eMagazines, ‘Find my past/ Ancestry,’ the Oxford Reference resource, online newspapers, the ‘GoCitizen’ test or ‘Theory test Pro…!’ Phew! If you are having problems accessing any of these services, please pop in with your device and we will see if we can sort it out. There will also be access to online painting and drawing. Mainly aimed at infant children, but open to all. If you are interested, please book your slot with us on 502258. Hopefully we will see you between the 7th and 12th October for digital enlightenment! Linda, Sophie, Norah and Liz, Tetbury Library




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Tetbury Hospital

Are you interested in becoming a board member of the Tetbury Hospital Trust? I’d like to hear from you!

The hospital is governed by the Tetbury Hospital Trust and it is my honour and pleasure to chair the current board of trustees. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to contact me if you have an interest in joining our board. The board must be representative of the community we serve, and it is my ambition during my four-year chairmanship to improve the gender equality, and social and ethnic diversity of the board. I particularly want to reach out to the younger members of our community, with an eye to the future. We are also looking for someone with executive nursing experience.

It is a real pleasure to pen the monthly Tetbury Hospital page in the Advertiser. This publication is a ‘must read’ to keep abreast of events and activities in our community - and we strive each month to give relevant and up to date information

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about the hospital which is so central to our community and of which everyone is incredibly proud. Jeremy Lodwick, Chairman As a patient or as a carer your visit will be managed by our dedicated team of experienced and professional clinicians and administrators. We have footfall of around 15,000 patients per year (over 90% of whom are NHS referrals,) and our patient satisfaction ratings are ‘off the charts.’ This is all due to the absolute focus of our staff and volunteers on the quality of care provided.

What does it involve? A commitment to the community and an interest in contributing to shape the future of our unique hospital. Giving up a small number of hours per month to focus on the financial, operational and governance framework of our modern healthcare facility. Oh, and no board member receives any remuneration – sorry, I ask you to give of your time for free! If you are interested and would be enthusiastic about making a difference, we need to talk. Please feel free to contact me at jeremylodwick@tetburyhospital.co.uk Thank you! Jeremy Lodwick, Tetbury Hospital



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their thoughts - which can obviously lead to confusion. For an early year’s practitioner observing and learning about the habits, preferences and behaviours of a child becomes even more important when that child finds expressing them very difficult. Playgroup staff are also now halfway through four evening sessions of Paediatric first aid training.

Our Autumn term is in full swing, with lots of new starters and younger children moving up from our creche. We have been busy settling them in, helping them to explore their new surroundings, investigate new toys, and gently ease into their routines. One of the most popular areas of our playgroup room has been the role-play corner; over the summer holidays we recycled our plastic food-play toys and brought in a lovely new wooden kitchen set, which the children love. A much-anticipated part of our daily routine is ‘snack time.’ All children are provided with a balanced mid-morning snack including toast, using bread kindly donated by Hobbs House Bakery, a piece of fruit or vegetables, and milk or water. To support development of their independence we encourage them to spread their own butter on the toast and pour their own drink - and they wash up their plate and cup, and recycle any leftovers in the food-waste caddy. During September all our staff, together with staff from St. Mary’s playgroup, were joined by a Senior Educational Psychologist, who delivered training to help us work with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It was a really insightful session, where previously complicated terms and labels were clarified, ways to provide a more enabling environment for children with the disorder were discussed, and further pathways to support opened up. One particular insight was learning about ‘Theory of Mind’ – this is our ability to understand that people all have different beliefs, thoughts and intentions. Theory of mind is usually developed during early childhood, for instance in learning that others don’t like the same foods that you do, that a friend’s favourite colour is different

As we move into October, we continue with our Bingo evenings, from 7.00 pm every other Thursday they are open to all, with great prizes and refreshments, and raise much-needed funds for playgroup. Dates are 3rd, 17th, 31st October and 14th and 28th November. Please do come along to support us, no need to book.

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Tai Chi - 10am to 11am and Gentle Postural Stability training - 11.15am to 12.15pm Both classes gently strengthen the body, releasing the stress of everyday life. For more details call Monika on 07840 826306 Cost per person £6.00 Free parking available. 0710318

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Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom Things have been very busy at the museum this summer. We had a stall at the community exposition in June where we were looking for volunteers - and we were delighted with the amount of interest that was shown by visitors. If you haven’t yet heard from us about helping at the Museum, please don’t worry - you will!

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The museum was able to open on Saturdays throughout the summer, thanks to the town councillors who volunteered for two hour slots in the afternoon. If you would like to help out in the museum too, either manning reception on the weekend or with some ‘behind the scenes’ work, please do get in touch. Email curator@ tetbury.gov.uk


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In the meantime, here’s another Cold Case file for your enjoyment.


Drunk in the churchyard, 1908: At the Tetbury Petty Sessions before A. C. Mitchell, Esq., chairman, and T. S. Crew Esq, an old offender, Annie Wood appeared. Annie Wood, now of Avening, but formerly of Tetbury, was summoned by Mr Frederick Cull for drunkenness in St Saviour’s churchyard.



The Prosecutor said that on the 9th inst. as, in his capacity of undertaker, he was conducting a funeral in St Saviour’s churchyard, the defendant was there standing behind the mourners. On looking around he saw that she had fallen down over a grave. She was drunk.

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He afterwards spoke to her and told her not to follow the mourners. This evidence was corroborated by Mr C. Cull, the clerk officiating at the funeral. The defendant was fined five shillings. This was her thirtyninth appearance before the Bench.

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South Cotswolds Bridge

Take out double, after a “one no trump” response. Doubles of a bid for NT are generally for penalties - but there is one important exception to this rule: where the opposition has opened with a suit and when the response from their partner has been 1 NT, (a “dust bin” bid.) Here is your hand as South with 13 HCP: A,Q, 9,7




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You, as South, would have doubled a 1 Heart opening as a takeout bid, since you have an opening hand with a shortage in hearts. However, East has responded 1 NT and this is the exception where you, as South, should double not for penalties but as a takeout of the original 1 Heart call. North should normally remove the double with a bid, but may pass if he or she has a strong hand with length and strength in the opener`s suit, (in this case Hearts, thus converting to a double for penalties). The initial double of 1 NT should be alerted, since it is not for penalties. South Cotswolds Bridge play “gentle duplicate” in Tetbury at 1.45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Christs Church, in the Chipping. There is assisted play for those that need it and you are guaranteed a partner. Members £3.00 and guests £4.00 per person per session. Just turn up! Beginner`s lessons start on Wednesday the 25th of September at 7.00 pm at St Michael`s Church Hall, Silver Street, Tetbury at 7.00 pm. Improver`s workshops will start on Friday the 4th of October at 10.00 am at Minchinhampton New Golf Course. Contact jimedwards811@gmail.com for more information on lessons or membership. We are now affiliated to the EBU. Jeremy North, South Cotswold Bridge Club

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Day 1 Istanbul: Arriving at İstanbul Ataturk Airport, you will meet your tour guide for the transfer to your hotel and do the check-in. After the briefing, you will depart from the hotel for the Bosphorus Cruise. After the Bosphorus Cruise, disembark at the pier and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in İstanbul. Day 2: Istanbul: Breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide at the lobby and depart for a full day Classical Istanbul tour; Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. After the tour overnight in Istanbul. Early breakfast at the hotel, check out, meet the tour guide and drive toward Çanakkale to Day 3: Çanakkale and Troy: visit Troy. After the tour, overnight in Çanakkale. Day 4: Pergamum and Izmir: After breakfast, depart for Bergama (Pergamum), Visit the Acropolis and the Asklepion. After the tour, drive to Izmir. Overnight at the hotel in Izmir. Day 5: Pamukkale: After breakfast, departure from the hotel for a Full Day at Hierapolis (Pamukkale). Near the city of Denizli is Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). The, visit the best preserved Necropolis. Overnight at the hotel in Pamukkale. After breakfast, depart from the hotel and drive to Aphrodisias. After the tour, drive back to the Day 6: Aphrodisias: hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. Day 7: Selcuk and Ephesus: After breakfast at the hotel, depart and drive to Selcuk. Visit the world famous ancient city of Ephesus, including Terrace Houses. Visit the House of Virgin Mary in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Kuşadasi. Day 8: Izmir Airport Transfer:

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Izmir Airport for the flight home.

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Cherington Parish Council Serving the local community

Vacancy for Parish Clerk

Do you have any hidden treasure?

Cherington Parish Council is seeking to recruit a new Parish Clerk to start in November. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take responsibility for all aspects of the administrative and financial operations of the Council with the full support of the Parish Councillors.

Philip Allwood, the senior auctioneer and valuer of our Fine Art Department, will be at the following offices between 10am - 2pm on the dates below, to give free of charge, no obligation auction valuations on anything you are interested in selling.

Valuation days in Tetbury courtesy of Steepleton Steepleton, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, GL8 8FQ 11th October Please note valuations are limited to 3 items per person. Alternatively call us at the salerooms to book an appointment either at the home or at our office.

You will be expected to prepare agendas, minutes, handle correspondence, deliver financial budgeting and reporting, and prepare and maintain website information. This is equivalent to 3 hours work per week over the year. This is a paid position (LC1 salary point 20 of 2004 National Agreement on Salaries and Conditions of Service of Local Council Clerks in England and Wales). Training is available. Applicants should have access to a computer and have relevant IT skills. The successful applicant will be required to attend 7 council meetings per year, usually evening meetings. All other council administrative tasks may be carried out working from home. For further information on this post contact Chair :- Mike Mitchell on mmitchell@farmline.com or 07712 815548

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Tetbury Town Football Club their new kit, so they don’t get mixed up with others when thrown to the floor – Check! • Chants of “You don’t know what you’re doing!” from the children to their coaches as they demonstrate how their next practice session should work – Definitely, Check! Our recent explosion of players seems to be continuing at pace, and our teams will again be split across the Recreation Ground, SWR and Preston Park. If your child wants to come along, please contact us via our Facebook site, through Twitter, or by using our email address tetburytownyouthfc@ gmail.com

We’re back into the full swing of things again at Tetbury Town, and after numerous friendlies and preseason sessions, final preparations for the new season have been concluded.


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All of the youth coaches are fully qualified FA coaches; part of our investment in the children’s learning and development and many congratulations are due to our newly-qualified FA coaches, who took their courses over the summer. They include Victoria Kennett, who becomes our first female coach, (U11 “Sentinels,”) which we hope will inspire many more mums and girls to take part in the game. Especially following the fantastic world cup performance from the England Ladies team in June. We now have the ability to take children from aged four upwards - with teams in structured leagues from U7’s right through to U16’s, so we have a great opportunity for kids of all ages to come along and take part - a great pathway into senior football. Tetbury Town seniors have already begun their season after their brief summer break and have reason for optimism – and all three teams have now kicked off their league campaign with ambitions higher than the last. After the successful County Cup campaign for the first team, all three sides will look to run deep in their respective cup competitions, which begin in early October. The second team under manager Benj Spragg will look to be finishing in the upper half of their league, whilst promotion is a more than realistic aim for Dave Udall and his third team after narrowly missing out last season.

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U3A Tetbury’s new U3A is hitting its stride! The summer saw several committee meetings and much ‘behind the scenes’ administration to set up efficient communication systems between members and leaders. One or two groups held their first meetings in August, but most picked up their batons in September and now have schedules of dates in diaries until the end of the year and beyond. The range of interests is extensive (over twenty-nine now,) and can include any subject for which a member has the expertise to lead an informal group. The Boules group got off to an early start, with enthusiastic new members playing informally with a view to more serious action later. The next monthly talk will be at the Goods Shed on Thursday October the 17th and will be given by Douglas Looman about the work of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Doors open at 10.00 am for a 10.30 start. The talks are open, admission free, to members only and it is still possible to sign up on line at tetburyu3a.org.uk You can also collect a membership form from the Town Hall, or come to the talk and join at the door for the annual fee of fourteen pounds.

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Ilsom House is a friendly care home nestled in the market town of Tetbury. At HC-One kindness is at the heart of everything we do and our care and services are tailored to individual preferences. Offering: • Residential and nursing care

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Letters to the Editor… Dear Editor,

Having read the Mayors August report I am appalled that the town council appear to be distancing themselves from the plight of the Wednesday and Friday Day Centre. This is effectively a small enterprise with turnover of approximately £22k and an annual deficit of £10/12k. The mayor stated: “This is a valuable community facility, which supports not only the clients, but their families for fifty weeks of the year - and one which we do not wish to lose, like many other towns in the area have.” One might imagine then, that the Council would provide some financial support from the Tetbury precept, (which incidentally is increasing significantly because of the number of new houses,) and/or by using the Section 106 monies we hear so much about. Is it the best the council can do to suggest establishing a Community Enterprise Company, with all the associated costs?

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Dear Edit

As Tetbury grows, we need help to now cover the new areas of the town! Have you just moved into Tetbury and could you help with the collection in your area? Can YOU spare some time in November to help us with this year’s collection?

If so, please contact me, Jane Haines, on 01666 504196 or via email to jane.haines 97@btinternet.com Thank you! Jane Haines

Dear Editor, In April of this year, the Tetbury Lions Club helped send me off to Athens, to volunteer with Medical Volunteers International (MVI). This is a small charity that since 2016 has provided free medical care to refugee in Athens, Lesvos and Thessaloniki. The conditions treated range from the coughs and colds and small scrapes that are often a result from living in tough conditions outside - to more serious conditions such as depression and psychosis. As a medical student I knew that my skills were limited, but my curiosity and drive was not - and I soon saw that the single most important thing we can all do is to treat these people with the dignity that they deserve. Although this doesn’t solve all their problems, it is a way of giving them little moments of joy and hope away from their situation. I saw first-hand how MVI gave them this, and I would like to say a massive thanks to Tetbury Lions for their support and kindness. Alice Barber, Medical Volunteers International

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Think you don’t need a water softener?



Children in hard water areas are 54% more likely to suffer from eczema. Hair washed in hard water is duller and rougher.

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Washing clothes in hard water makes the texture rougher and colour duller. Clothing life is reduced by up to 40%.

It’s hard to get a lather up in hard water and this can mean up to 50% more soaps, shampoos and detergents used.

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Limescale build up in pipes can increase your energy bills by up to 25%.


Heating a tank of water can take twice or even three times as long as in a soft water area.

Water flow through a shower head can reduce by 75% in just 18 months of untreated hard water.

The Cotswolds lie in a hard water area where the minerals in water create limescale deposits when heated. The most visible sign of limescale in your home is furred up kettles and hazy glassware, but the hidden problems are costing your household hundreds of pounds a year. Can you afford to ignore your hard water? Contact us at The Tetbury Soft Water Company for a FREE survey and we can help. Our water softeners are ‘fit and forget’ and come with a 10 year Warranty.

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The Friends of Tetbury Hospital

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…and raised a marvellous £2,000 with a performance of Tosca. The money raised will go towards equipping the new procedure room at the hospital, which will increase outpatient treatments offered to patients locally.


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