In January 1930 it was announced that Captain Sherriff and his wife who lived at Parish’s House (Pendoggett) would be leaving the village. Members of the local District Nursing Association met at the home of village postmistress, Mrs Cox to present Mrs Shirreff with a travelling clock in recognition of her services as secretary of the group. The presentation was made by Mrs Speakman of Hillside House (now Rosewood Manor).
A fatality occurred at Timsbury Bottom when Jack Holbrook, a groom of the Sherriffs who was riding his bike collided with a pedestrian Obadiah Memory. Obadiah who was an inmate of the Clutton Poor Law Institution was returning there after visiting his native Timsbury and died without regaining consciousness. At the inquest accidental death was pronounced and Mr Holbrook was exonerated from all blame.
A similar verdict was recorded following the death of prominent Timsbury resident Ernest Tiley, a shoemaker of the The Priors who was killed at Burnet when his motor-cycle collided with a cow. The 54-year old had been an officer of the local Tent of Rechabites Friendly Society, a member of the Timsbury Wesleyan Church and of the local Workers’ Educational Association.
Timsbury Parish Council asked Clutton Rural District Council for financial help in setting up a sewerage scheme which would cost £5000. Mr Norris said that to expect the parish of Timsbury to meet the cost would place a huge burden upon it. However, Paulton District Councillor, Mr Barwell pointed out that Paulton was also considering a sewerage scheme and if Timsbury were granted money Paulton would expect a similar amount. Eventually it was agreed that a copy of the scheme be forwarded to the Ministry of Health.
A Timsbury lorry driver was fined £1 for dangerous driving in Bristol. He had apparently driven at a speed between 30 and 35mph and had forgotten to sound his horn during a period of rain. The chairman of the Police court declared that it was a very serious offence and the defendant should really have gone to prison but they had decided just to fine him.
The junior members of the choir at St Marys Church went with the rector, Rev. Meade-King on their annual outing to Weston-Super-Mare. Dinner and tea were served at Georges’ Restaurant and then they moved on to the old pier where it was said that the electric motor cars were of particular interest.
The Women’s Bright Hour at Tabor Church celebrated its first anniversary with three Sunday services and a Wednesday rally. There were items from the choir under conductor, Mr W. Hasell while Wilf and Bert Bridges’ mother gave the first annual report. Meanwhile Clifford Smith presided over a Christian Science evening at the Wesleyan schoolroom. Mr G Nicholls of Farrington Gurney gave the address and Miss Joyce Wedlake (later Mrs Padfield) was the pianist.
Leonard Greenland, the well known vocalist of Timsbury was awarded first prize and the gold medal in the tenor solo class at the 1930 Bristol Co-operative Eistedfodd. The test piece was “Young Love lies sleeping” and Sir Arthur Somerville was the adjudicator.
On the sports’ field Timsbury Athletic won the newly formed North Somerset Intermediate League with Clandown as runners-up. A social function was held to celebrate the success and the chairman, the Rev. Meade-King congratulated the players who each received silver and gold centre medals. There was embarrassment for the village cricket team, however, when they were dismissed for 8 by St Marks. Interestingly the scorecard was not printed in the newspaper!
Finally, in 1930 a teacher in Lewisham was forced to resign after it was discovered that he was a divorced man. It was stated that an education authority must be careful to see that teachers observe the very highest standard of moral conduct. It must have regard to the feelings and susceptibilities of all parents whose children are taught in the schools.