September 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 hope that this new “Rule of Six” (why does that make me think of Sherlock Holmes?) does not impose on you and your family too much. It’s certainly hampering our chances of getting together for meetings at the Goods Shed.

I am pleased to tell you that attendance at the September Zoom meeting was up by 10% and I’d like to say a very big thank you to Lorna and Anne for arranging it.  Several people have told me how much they enjoyed the talk so all their efforts were worthwhile.  You will be sent details of the October Zoom meeting nearer the time and we are hoping that numbers will increase again.

If you are one of our members who would like to meet up with some friends from our institute, you may be interested to know that we did make some very provisional arrangements for when we are allowed to meet in groups of 30 again.  It is pleasing to have such a large membership – the largest in Gloucestershire I think – but this does work against us at the moment.  We shall offer temporary additional monthly meetings on Monday afternoons at the Goods Shed alongside the evening meeting.  They would be rather like our coffee mornings at the Snooty where you can turn up and chat to friends. Obviously we would send you more information nearer the time when they can go ahead as we would need to know numbers for the afternoon and evening meetings.

I know some of our small groups are meeting. We are planning to start a fourth book group so please let me know if you’d like to join.

Other topics discussed at our committee meeting included:-

We’ll make a donation to Tetbury Hospital later this year. Pam already has nearly £300 from donations for masks.

We have decided not to proceed with the Christmas meal so Pam will be calling on you to reimburse your deposit for supper at the Hare and Hounds.

The Annual Meeting will not be held in November, our usual month, but some time next year. Committee members will stay in place until then.

Despite all the uncertainty, some ladies who have recently moved into Tetbury are thinking of joining, one already has done, and they will be made very welcome even if they meet fewer of us.

Please let me know if there is anything you’d like to bring to our attention when we meet in October.

Something that made me smile was said by Judy Murray, the tennis Mum. She thinks that “Masks are the new bra.  They’re uncomfortable, you only wear them in public and when you don’t wear one everyone notices”. Certainly rings a bell with me!

Best wishes to you from all of your committee members.


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”)