By Kevin Painter

On Monday 10 of January a grey day that reflected the feeling of the town as once again Tetbury stood still to pay tribute and thanks to one of her favourite sons Sydney Mosdell - who passed away on December 19, aged 94 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

It was a truly fitting moment as the funeral procession paused momentarily outside the council offices where the mayor and other council staff and representatives offered a moment of respect for the loss of this much-loved man and great caretaker of the history of our town.

As a quiet man of the people, it is quite appropriate that a few of the many tributes paid by the people, are here.

A great friend to the Malt House and Girlguiding. RIP Syd x, Sue Doidge.

Great Tetbury Man, his presence and local knowledge will be sorely missed. Remember him as mayor when I was on the council. Malc Philby.

Loss of another true Tetbury gentlemen a good Mayor when I served on the council and also a good feoffee, Lance Vick.

There have a been few of Tetbury's men who have had the honour of being called "Mr Tetbury", I think Syd deserved that accolade as much as any for his knowledge and willingness to help others in their research of his adopted town. He will be sorely missed by so many, no more so than the History of Tetbury Society, of which he was a member for many years, for which we say thank you Syd. Rest in Peace Syd. Mont Bryan.

I remember him well, and liked him. My sympathy to Shirley, John and Liz Wright. I remember Syd when he was the pearl assurance man didn’t think it was important then,but he was right it payed out in the end. Rip Syd! Thanks,Steve Ritchens.

Of course our thoughts and prayers will be with his wife Shirley to whom he was a loving, steadfast and true husband. And good foster father to Alison, Jason, Nicholas and their families.

He was a wonderful and fun uncle to Kay,Richard, Adrian Martin, Anne, Adrian David, Laurie, Barney, Nichola, Stephen,Joanne,Sean, Leigh, Ned, and Ursula.

Syd as well as looking after the history of the Town he was an integral part of it, involved with so many things the Rifle and Pistol Club, the Malt House, the History of Tetbury Society and the town council.

He was one of the Thirteen before becoming a Feoffee and then on to chairman before retiring

He was a proud active member of the British Legion from 1948 until now, and a poppy collector for 55 years.

And of course he was the original Tetbury Talk correspondent. So I would like to personally say thank you, and of course thank you on behalf of the town and the many many people.You are now part of the history of the town and thank you for making it so much richer.