Tetbury, Long Street 1949

Neg. T155019

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Tetbury's history dates to pre-Roman times, though the first written record appears in AD 681 in reference to a Saxon monastery. During the Middle Ages, the town's prosperity grew with the woollen industry, and it became an important yarn market. Tetbury was largely undisturbed by the Industrial Revolution, which is why this Cotswold gem retains so many ancient buildings of timeless charm.

Memories of Tetbury

Chipping Steps

I remember going to see an old family friend who lived in one of the houses on Chipping Steps. His name was Fred Cook. Fred was a very good friend of my dad's family (the Topps) who used to run Macfisheries on Market Street. My father Michael Topps, well his father Ernest and mother Norva, ran the business which is now a ...Read full memory

A memory of Tetbury by Paul Topps

The Van

The truck by the shop is my great grandad's.

A memory of Tetbury by Chris Nea Le

Childhood Summer Hols

I visited my aunt and uncle for many years during the summer holidays. They lived in the house on the left of the photo. Their names were Charlie and Anne  Jones. My other aunt lived nearby on Gumstool Hill. Her name was Kate Chappell. I have fond memories of my visits to Tetbury as a child.

Another Chapter. 21  Church  Street.

This picture of Church Street taken in 1949 is special to me as it shows my second home. My father bought the shop (shown third left) in 1948. The property was built around 1750 but unfortunately had lost most of the period features it might have had, but the garden made up for everything, it was HUGE, not ...Read full memory

A memory of Tetbury by Jill Sheppard

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