Bob Jones

Bob Jones MBE (Freeman)

The Cricklade Court Leet is sad to hear of the sudden death of Mr R.L. Jones M.B.E. on Thursday 4th January 2024.

Bob was a long time officer of the Court and Freeman of the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade. His passing will cause great sadness and sorrow throughout the Cricklade community. He was involved in many aspects of the life of the Town and worked, tirelessly, to help develop the unique ethos associated with our Town. His drive, enthusiasm and energy will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family at this sad time.

C Smith

High Bailiff of Cricklade

Coronation Concert and Picnic

Our Coronation Concert and Picnic was a great success. About 400 people enjoyed the Cricklade Band Concert in the unexpectedly fine weather.

We are very fortunate in Cricklade to have such talented musicians in the Cricklade  Band to enable us to celebrate important events like the Coronation in such an enjoyable way.

Lots of people brought a picnic to enjoy while watching members of the Court Leet light the beacon.

Here are some pictures from the event


Thank you to all the members of Cricklade Band and everyone who helped to make this a special day.

Coronation 2023 Red-Blue

Mike Large

The Court is very sad to announce the death of Mike Large on 7th June 2022.

Mike was appointed as a Freeman of the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade in 2000. This was in recognition of his outstanding voluntary work in the Town. Amongst many of his achievements, he founded Cricklade Youth Football Club in 1974 following the foundation of the Cirencester and District League. He was also a keen bowler and remained a member of the Club for many years holding a variety positions within the Club.

The thoughts and prayers of the Officers and Jurors of the Court are with all the family at this sad time.

Clive Smith

High Bailiff of Cricklade

John ‘Taff’ Lee

Sadly, The Manorial Court has learned that  John ‘Taff’ Lee died on 2nd February.

He became a Freeman of the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade in 2014 and was very proud of that recognition. He served in the RAF for many years but had made Cricklade his home for around 50 years.

He was a very active member of the Royal British Legion and was the inspiration behind many of the events that the Court and the Legion had jointly undertaken over the years. He was such a community minded person and worked tirelessly within the Town. His passing is such a sad loss.

Our condolences go to his wife, Ingrid, and his children.

Clive Smith

High Bailiff of Cricklade

Kathleen Coole

Kathleen Coole, sadly passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 19th December 2021, following a long illness.

Kathleen was made a Freeman of the Borough in 1993 for services to the Town. The citation records that she served 32 years as a Town councillor, latterly as Vice Chair and 19 concurrent years as a member of North Wilts District Council.  She was an active member of the United Church and was actively involved in so many aspects of the Cricklade Community. There will be many people who have had their lives influenced by her kindness, caring and understanding personality. Continue reading “Kathleen Coole”

William Edwin ‘Eddie’ Wells

The Court is sad to report the passing of one of its long-time members, Eddie Wells.

Eddie served the Court as both Juror and Haywarden and was well known in Cricklade as a fine bowls player, funeral director, retained fireman and postman.

The Aletaster and High Bailiff attended his funeral on Thursday 17th June 2021 at St Sampson’s Church along with many of his friends and family.

He will be sadly missed.

C P Smith

High Bailiff of Cricklade

H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh

Cricklade Court Leet

On behalf of the Officers and Jurors of The Manorial Court of the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade, I would like to express our deep condolences and great sadness to H.M. The Queen and the rest of the Royal family over the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh.

Clive Smith

High Bailiff of Cricklade

9th April 2021

Events Cancelled

Sadly the commemoration event VE75  planned for Friday 8th May and the Beating the Bounds walk on Sunday 17th May have been cancelled. These are truly difficult times and we hope everyone remains safe and well.

Clive Smith

High Bailiff of Cricklade