Meet the Trustees

David Francis

David Francis, Chair of Trustees, is a social care specialist, with extensive experience of working with young people, drug and alcohol rehabilitation. He is also a lead organiser of music and arts activities in Nailsea and talented musician in his own right. Nailsea resident.

Julia Knight

Julia Knight is a French teacher and youth group leader. She is also an eager musician and artist. Julia is keen to develop the Tithe Barn's aesthetic role throughout our community. Nailsea resident.

Barbara Calvert

Barbara Calvert is a retired headteacher and has lived in Nailsea for more than 40 years. She is keen to see the Tithe Barn become a vibrant community asset for the whole of Nailsea.

Sandy Riley

Sandy Riley, a retired Senior Nurse/Care Inspector has lived in Nailsea for more than 40 years and her grandchildren attend the local schools. Sandy is leading the Nailsea Tithe Barn Oral History Project capturing the memories of  those who remember the barn in the past for the national archives.

Chris Pelmear

Chris Pelmear is a retired Facilities Management Consultant, recently returned to the area after forty years living in Bristol.   He is keen that all members of the community experience the special magic that this beautiful building gives to any event under its roof.  He is the Trust Treasurer.

Jo Edwards

Jo Edwards is a History teacher and professional Examiner, and has lived in Nailsea for 16 years. Jo’s passion is encouraging young people to think and learn about history and heritage.