Glastonbury Town Council B to reconsider toilet facilities at Glastonbury Tor

Visitors to Glastonbury Tor are often understandably concerned about the availability of lavatories.  After all, who wants to have their visit to this mystical peak cut short because of the need to search for a loo?

Prior to the closure of St Michael’s Prison, the lack of toilet facilities wasn’t such a problem, because under certain circumstances visitors were allowed to use the facilities at the jail.  But with their disappearance, the lack of toilets within 32 miles of Glastonbury Tor has started to create difficulties for visitors with weaker bladders.

And because of government cuts the free Park And Pee bus shuttle service has been suspended.

3 thoughts on “Glastonbury Town Council B to reconsider toilet facilities at Glastonbury Tor

  1. Mary

    I was planning on going to the Tor. Can we spend a summer night there and are there any toilets or the situation remains the same as per your post above?

  2. Bellamy

    Major Joseph Carruthers Fanshawe Smyth

    My great uncle Major Joseph Carruthers Fanshawe Smyth was stationed in Glastonbury in 1940-1941, he was in charge of anti aircraft gun units situated all around the town, which he used to visit each in turn astride a white horse, the easiest way to travel because of the uneven terrain. He soon became a obvious target galloping on his white horse for the German Luftwaffe returning bombing trips, especially the Messerschmitt fighters, machine gunning him from all angles but miracously the Major always somehow managed to avoid being hit. Partially deaf he could not hear the bullets zinging all around him, and was for the most part oblivious to any danger.
    The men in the anti aircraft gun units hated his arrival as it also brought danger to them in their camouflaged positions, they urged him to keep well clear of them yelling at him to ‘clear off’ whenever he approached, or even using more implicit rude words imploring him to go away. My Great Uncle brushed such protestations aside, he began to call himself ‘Lucky’ whereas the men under his command called him ‘Crazy Joe’. Such was his fame at the time that ‘Crazy Joe’ appeared on the newsreels on Pathe News, filmed galloping manically over the countryside on his white horse, whilst the Field Marshal Goering, head of the Luftwaffe, directed the fighters to intensify their efforts to end his miserable life.
    ‘Lucky’ survived the war and continued to serve on his white horse in various wars as a freelance mercenary in Korea, Cuba and Vietnam before retiring to live in Glastonbury quietly as a spiritual tarot card reader calling himself ‘Lucky Crazy Joe’.


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