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Shed's interior is shaping up

THE SCAFFOLDING has now gone from  the main hall, giving us a first inkling of how great the performance area is going to be. The internal walls have been insulated and clad and the roof trusses have been cleaned and scrubbed to show off the wood to its best. 

In the annexe, the walls have been built to roof level, incorporating all the bricks donated and signed by all you generous people. The eaves and fascia boards have been painted chocolate and cream, so evocative of the 19th century Great Western Railway and the early days of British Rail Western Region.  

Progress is good and we are still on course for completion by 20 December.

Community Ride raises over £1,000

Thanks to everyone who entered the Community Bike Ride that was held round Tetbury on Sunday 12th June.
We hope you enjoyed your cycle ride round some lovely Cotswold countryside.
It was raining fairly hard as the event got going and the rain continued on and off throughout the morning. Even so, a total of 65 people took part in the Bike Ride, making it a healthy fundraiser for the Dolphins Hall and Goods Shed in the circumstances.
Taking into account the additional funds due from Gift Aid and deducting the cost of publicity, the overall sum raised was £1,159.39, comfortably exceeding the target of a thousand pounds.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Community Bike Ride or supported the event by donating prizes for participants. Thanks also to Jole Rider for the loan of the event signs and the mechanical support. 


Sunday lunch for two with a bottle of wine at the Royal Oak – Sallie Dearnley

Pizza for two adults at the Priory Inn – Jack Wareham-Jones
Veloton bike bag and goodies – Luke Ravenhill


Three-course Sunday lunch for two at the Snooty Fox – Sarah Priday
Bike themed notepaper and clips – Ben Amor
Children’s high-viz vests – Fergus Fowler, Annabel Fowler
£10 Bike Shed vouchers – Martin Prout, Helen Dean, Pete Hill, Lee Wright, Richard Stockwell, John Mallingckrodt

The even bigger picture

Above: The long-term vision for the Shed and surrounding parkland (click on image for bigger view)

Bringing the Shed back to life as a centre for art, entertainment, functions and social events is a centrepiece of the Trust's vision but it is by no means all of it.

When the current work on the Goods Shed is complete, TRLRT will continue to improve and enhance the former rail lands: 

We're fully behind the aspiration of a bridle path running all the way from Tetbury to Kemble along the old railway path. The path and right of way to the Trouble House should be in place by autumn 2016, with bike racks next to the Goods Shed.

In order for the Arts Centre to run arts and craft courses, it needs additional space and it is hoped that this will be in a railway carriage installed behind the Goods Shed.

To make the children of Tetbury aware of the arts at a young age it is planned to have a toddlers’ play park in the parklands.

And finally, wouldn’t it be grand to have a miniature railway running the length of the park!


Community Bike Ride

Soggy weather didn't stop nearly 70 riders setting out on the Community Cycle Ride from The Goods Shed to the Dolphins Hall on 12th June.

There were six- and 20-mile routes to choose from for sponsored riders, with the rain thankfully holding off for many participants. Will Cook and Maggie Heaven, chairs of the Shed and the Dolphins committees, took to a bicycle made for two to mark the event - making a whistle-stop tour of the town between the Hall and the Queen's birthday celebration at the Market House.

If you were on the ride and have not already handed-in your sponsorship money, please do so by Monday 29th June. Forms and money can be returned at the Tetbury Town Council office, Veloton, Tetbury Hardware or Jole Rider (The Bike Shed on Hampton Industrial Estate).

Will and Maggie with Ruth Hand outside the Highgrove Shop  (Photos by Kevin Painter)