March 2019

Chris Gibson opened the meeting, welcoming 77 members and 3 guests.   Currently our membership is 97,  new members are finding us each month and we warmly welcome all who come along.

Chris spoke of our successful afternoon tea to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and thanked Linda Sheen for the splendid celebration cake and also Heather Hallet and Celia Bayes, both founder members, who gave us an interesting talk on how it all began.  Photos of the event can be found in Gallery/ 2019 Gallery.

Fabulous cake by Linda

Fabulous cake by Linda

Founder members Heather and Celia taking the first cut.

Founder members Heather and Celia taking the first cut.

Lorna Dallimore introduced the speaker, Helen Price.  Helen gave a fascinating talk on the nine years she spent teaching adult dyslexic prisoners who were in Horfield prison, Bristol.  Helen told us about her qualification process, the huge difficulties that arise for dyslexic people and the variety of positive and negative aspects of prison life.  Bernadette Chapman gave the vote of thanks.

In the business part of our meeting Chris asked if and members were interested in setting up/joining a “Singing for Pleasure” group.  Please contact her, likewise any takers to organise the skittles group?

Please note the will be no Coffee at the Snooty  in April and May due to where the Bank Holidays fall.



The next meeting is on: Monday 8th April 2019  – Tales of the Turf with Peter McNeile

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”)