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Whether you are a visitor or you live in Tetbury you will find this talk fascinating and informative.

Dr Tony Walsh, retired GP, Town Councillor and Member of the Thirteen takes you through how the Feoffees came into existence and how the governance of the town developed. It also looks back to the Roman and post Roman history of Tetbury.

He will  “walk the audience through history of the town” ,  who “owned” the town and how responsibility eventually was devolved to the town via the Feoffees. He will cover the development of the wool trade in the town as well as the beer trade.

Tony will tell you more about the Charity, what it does, the roles of the Thirteen  including information on what it owns in the town.

The aims of the Feoffees:

Help to make Tetbury the best it can be.

Provide strong financial base to maintain and grow the Trusts’ assets for the benefit of the people of Tetbury.

Support Tetbury organisations and people to continue to make it the best place to live in the Cotswolds.

Their work is guided by three charities of which they are Trustees

The Romney Charity / Tetbury Charity Estate

The Trustees are empowered to use the assets under their control for the best possible benefit of the people of Tetbury, which includes the advancement of education and the provision and maintenance of the open areas and recreational spaces under their control.

The John Phillips Millennium Green Trust

For the provision of leisure amenities for the people of Tetbury.

Romney Educational Foundation

To assist the young people of Tetbury in the furtherance of their educational and vocational careers.

About Tony Walsh

He was born in Hull Yorkshire and always had an interest in history – especially local. Degree from Manchester and always wanted to be a GP. Came to Tetbury in  1973 and spent rest of his career here.

He has always had a great interest in Tetbury and did a lot of work on the Dolphins in order to help clear the mystery of how they were adopted by a town so far from the sea.

A Member of the Thirteen for over twenty years as well being a Town Councillor, Deputy Mayor, St Mary’s Governing Body and the Board of Tetbury Hospital!

There will be no charge to attend this talk by Dr Walsh but there will be a retiring collection on behalf of local charities