May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) emergency and government directives all meetings, visits, coffee mornings and meals are cancelled until further notice :

In the meantime, please see the monthly letter below, from Chris Gibson our President

Dear fellow member,

I don’t know about you but I’m grateful for any distraction at the moment.  My latest is the changing hairstyles and lack of professional make up on the television newsreaders and weather people, although one lady has retained her tadpole eyeliner.

I also am interested in the backgrounds the pundits select when they are being interviewed at home.  The cluster of bookshelves is commonplace, family photographs and religious icons plus one lady ex politician displays her jugs and a Skye newsreader has, what I thought was, a tame fox in his garden.  (It wasn’t).  Something I’m trying to avoid is the Daily Doom at five but I find the graphs strangely compelling.

I recently went into St Marys’ churchyard and saw how beautiful the Wedding cake tree has become. 

    Wedding cake tree May 2020

If you weren’t a member at the time, we bought this to mark the wedding of William and Kate nine years ago and it was planted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on May 3rd.  Seeing it reminded me of the wonderful Afternoon Tea we had at Highgrove last year to celebrate our 50th anniversary.  I’m so pleased we included extra events in 2019 as I’m really missing all the things we would be doing together now.

My “personal shoppers” continue to be welcome visitors as they are our only visitors!  They bring our groceries each week and even our dog goes completely over the top when they arrive as he’s obviously missing company too.  I shall certainly nominate Sarah, who set up Tetbury Mutual Aid, for an Inspirational Dolphins Award next time we are asked.

Annie will have e mailed items from GFWI to you so we are all being kept up to date with their news.  If you have anything to share with us please let me know.  I’m interested in the idea of a “Quarantini” – a cocktail to be made from any remaining drinks you have left to mark the end of the lockdown…

I am so pleased some of you contacted me last month.  Please do so again!

Looking forward to seeing you as soon as we are able.  Keep well.


Coffee morning at the Snooty Fox dates are: 

Postponed until further notice


The next meeting is on: Postponed until further notice

Come along at 7:30pm to join us and meet everyone!


A note from our President:

Apart from our monthly meetings, we enjoy each other’s company at many “extra curricular” activities.  Do have a look at “What we do”.

We always welcome new ideas and new members.  Please come along and meet us.

If you would like to find out more about us, contact me via email: tetburywi@hotmail.co.uk




Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month at the:

Tetbury Goods Shed, Arts Centre, The Railway Yard, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, GL8 8EY

(follow the signs for “Free long term Parking”)