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Special 32-page Jubilee Issue

WHAT’S ON Events Diary FEATURES Diamond Jubilee celebrations,

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Olympic Torch and bearer profile, Queen’s Jubilee 1897 and 2012 facts Gardening, St Ives in Bloom & more Crossword, Sudoku, Kids’, Mindbenders

View towards Crown Street. Image reproduced by kind permission of Huntingdonshire Archives

THE BI-MONTHLY St Ives NEWS MAGAZINE 8,000 copies delivered to homes and businesses in and around St Ives


May/June 2012

Let’s celebrate! W

elcome to this 32-page special Jubilee issue of ‘suggest ives’.

We thought that we would set the mood with a cover picture from the Huntingdonshire archives showing the town celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 – there is another archive picture on pages 16-17. As you read through this edition of the magazine you will see a wealth of events going on in St Ives over the Diamond Jubilee weekend of 2nd June 2012.

With so much planned, from street parties to fireworks, we have tried to give a flavour of all the events scheduled, along with contact details to enable you to check various websites for more information. Whatever you decide to do over the Jubilee, I do hope that you enjoy yourselves and also spare a thought for all of those who have spent many hours planning the events for your entertainment. Please do not forget that whilst the Jubilee is the focus there are still many other events going on in the town during May and June. St Ives Town Initiative is delighted that the Continental Market is paying a welcome return visit to The Sheep Market over the weekend of 26th and 27th May – and whilst not exactly seasonal, the Christmas lights committee has organised a fun quiz to be held on Saturday 19th May to raise funds for the 2012 Christmas lights.There is also Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30th June to look forward to. Details of all of these events and much more can be found in the events diary at the back of the magazine or on our website www.stivestowninitiative.co.uk

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St Ives Town Manager ___________ 03 St Ives celebrates! ______________ 04 Olympic torchbearer ___________ 06 Torch Relay route announced _____ 07 Recipe Corner: delicious sorbet ___ 08 Activities: Houghton Primary School 11 SITI Member profile ____________ 12 St Ives: captured in time _______ 16-17 Diamond Jubilee facts __________ 18 Getting kids active______________ 20 Olympic Torch light ____________ 22 Gardening:Anglia/St Ives in Bloom 24-26 Quick Crossword _____________ 26 Kids’ page ___________________ 28 History: the ‘other’ Jubilee _______ 29 Advertisers’ Index, Sudoku, solutions 30 WHAT’S ON, Events in St Ives ____ 31 contact us …

St Ives Town Initiative 9,The Sheep Market St Ives PE27 5AH Tel: 07513 971720 e: tcm@stivestowninitiative.co.uk

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TOWN news

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HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Ce ST IVES CELEBRATES...

WOW....WE ARE VERY EXCITED and are now able to release information about the fantastic events that are being organised by St Ives Town Council and local Community Groups. It has been great to be able to work so closely with the groups to offer the best entertainment over this special weekend. So... What's happening?? Sat 2 June A Traditional Street Party will feature a marquee and bistro tables kindly sponsored by All Undercover. There will be a large stage thanks to Evolution Dome supplying sound and lighting for the world renowned Jive Swing Lindy Hop Dancers and their 3 visiting bands to perform. Many more activities are scheduled for the day's events for all to enjoy look at the programmes for a full itinerary of events:

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Dates for your Diary - you’ll be

Where: Market Hill 10am-3pm What: Traditional Street Party - Jive Swing who will Lindy Hop the day away... - Live Music from different bands - A Taste of St Ives - Free tasters being offered by our local eateries - Street jugglers/Funny footmen/ - Balloon artist - Face Painter and Tattooist - Story Telling by Help for Heroes On stage at noon Fancy dress competition judging and Announcement of Best Dressed Shop Overhead!! [time tbc] Flypast by The Lancaster from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Where: Bridge Street 10am-3pm - Children’s Workshop - free but donations welcome - Traditional Punch and Judy Show - free but donations welcome - Bootscooters - CIFA Majorettes - Clog Dancers - TGS Dance - St Ivo School Junior Choir - St Ivo School Samba Band

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Where: Sheep Market 10am-3pm - Farmers' Market dressed for the occasion (8am 3pm) - Bouncy Castle - free but donations welcome - Charity Stalls Sun 3 June A large Open Air Concert suitable for the Queen thanks to Evolution Dome supplying a huge stage for all acts to sing the day and evening away. We are very excited to welcome Leanne Jones our very own West End star from St Ives who will be headlining the evening music. We are overcome with the support from all the local groups who have offered their time to support what we hope to be a fantastic musical event. We have a licensed bar with Pimms and Champagne available, hog roast, local curries and ice cream which you will be able to purchase and enjoy on a beautiful summers evening. Where: Hill Rise Park 2pm-10pm What: A Concert for The Queen [free entrance] On Stage Live Leanne Jones,Tom Copson. Tom Merson, David Sherrit, Chris Triggs,Abbie Mantle and Connor Freeman,Autumn McDonald, 2 Birds and a Band, St Ivo School Swing Band. Featuring: Michael Burke, St Ivo Barber Shop Boys, Double D. Licensed bar, Hog Roast, Curry stalls, Ice Cream, Bouncy Castle, Merchandise/meet and greet area An overhead display of magnificent fireworks will be an amazing finale to what we hope to be a fantastic day. Limited parking on site for disabled badge holders only. Please use the local bus service as parking is limited.We are unable to accommodate BBQ’s, Chinese lanterns, gazebos and dogs to be on leads at all times. VIP gazebos are available to hire for a mere £25 each.These are limited so book yours now to avoid disappointment. Also happening on Sunday the Big Lunch at Warner's Park being organised by Friends of Warner's Park please email sue.rhodes@ntlworld.com for further information. www.stivestowninitiative.co.uk

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Mon 4 June Where: St Ives Parish Church - Lighting of the Church Beacon on the Church Roof at 10pm - BBQ - 1/4 peel of bells - Fundraising for the Parish Church For further information please contact: Barry Wills 01480 465334 barrywills.stives@gmail.com Tues 5 June Where: St Ives Corn Exchange - The Queen's Parade in London to be televised on the Big Screen For further information contact Jim Burt 01480 496454 info@thecornexchange.org.uk - Pinders All Human Circus will be resident at Warner’s Park from Thursday 31 May until Sunday 3 June.The circus is directed by Erika & Eddy Pinder and Mike Lea.The family show is suitable for all age groups, features a lot of comedy and magic; essential ingredients for any production. Also, numerous speciality acts that blend into a magical extravaganza.Visit their website and download your discount voucher www.pinderscircus.co.uk SHOW TIMES:Thurs: 6-8pm, Sat: 2-4 and 5-7pm Fri: 5-7pm Sun`; 2-5pm.All seats £8.

It's not too late to be involved. We need your help with volunteering, sponsoring or indeed taking part in this once-in-a-lifetime Celebration. Please contact St Ives Town Council 01480 388929 or email annette.ablewhite@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/stivestowncouncil Don’t miss it...

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Feature

Olympic Torchbearer … profile of a runner

WHEN I RECEIVED an email in December from Coca Cola telling me that they thought I had ‘what it takes’ to be an Olympic Torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympics I must admit to being (a) somewhat surprised and (b) pretty confused! On telling my boyfriend Nicholas the news he admitted that he had nominated me: he had seen a poster on the tube that asked ‘Do you know someone who uses their passion to inspire others?’ and had decided to nominate me. I have been a music teacher for 6 years, 4 of them at St. Ivo as Head of Music, but music has been what makes me ‘me’ for as long as I can remember. My mother is a music teacher so I was known for being ‘the musical one’ throughout school and sixth form college, and despite fighting it twice (I originally started applications to read English at University, then to teach primary rather than secondary!) I realised that I needed to share my own love of music with others to feel that I had made an impact in the world. I try to be as wide-ranging a musician as I can, and it is one of my biggest aims that I help to create a generation of open-minded and unique creative musicians, and to make my students feel that they are musical beings. Music is part of everyone’s soul, and nothing makes me feel more complete than when I am making music with my samba band, gamelan ensemble or orchestra, or teaching my two 8 year old pupils the trombone, or leading junior choir in a concert or simply listening to my favourite music at a gig or on a CD. I am exceptionally proud to have NELL MACLEOD, one of 4 torch bearers been nominated who will carry the flame in the town and hope that I can spend many years to come living up to the nomination!

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Olympic torch route announced May/June 2012

SO WE FINALLY know the route that the Olympic Torch will be taking! Early on the morning of Sunday 8th July the torch will leave its overnight stop in Cambridge and travel to St Ives by the Olympic Torch Convoy.When it reaches St Ives at 7.50am it will once again go into torch bearer mode.A relay of four runners, including St Ivo school teacher Nell Macleod, will take the torch on a route along Meadow Lane, Cromwell Place, Market Hill,The Pavement,The Broadway, The Waits, Ramsey Road and onto A1123 Houghton Road. The Torch will then travel to Huntingdon, arriving at about 8.18am. It is huge honour for St Ives to host the torch and we hope that many hundreds of spectators will turn out for what is, for many people, likely to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the Olympics.

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St Ives will be decked out with the official Olympic flags marking the route and plans are underway to involve local sports clubs in a parade after the flame has left for Huntingdon.As it is such an early start there will also be an opportunity to enjoy an ‘Olympic breakfast’ in the Corn Exchange and we are hoping that many other local businesses will also be open for business.

Please monitor the local press and the websites of both SITI; www.stivestowninitiative.co.uk and St Ives Town Council; www.stivestowncouncil.gov.uk for even more information as it becomes available.

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HEALTH

RECIPE CORNER

May/June 2012

Chocolate Sorbet

Prep time: 15 mins Freezing time: 3-4 hours plus chilling time Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 100g / 3 1/2 oz good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) broken into pieces 100ml / 3 1/2 fl oz filtered or mineral water 60g / 2 1/2 oz cocoa powder For the sugar syrup 250ml / 9 fl oz filtered or mineral water 150g / 5oz caster sugar 8

Method

Prepare the sugar syrup by placing the sugar and water into a saucepan. Bring to the boil without stirring and leave to simmer until the sugar crystals have dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat. Melt the dark chocolate in a heat-proof bowl suspended over a saucepan of just-simmering water. When it has melted add the 100ml / 3 1/2 fl oz water and reheat until warm.Whisk in the cocoa, then add the melted chocolate, whisking together until smooth. Let the sorbet mixture cool, then chill by placing the bowl of mixture over a bowl of water filled with ice cubes. Stir occasionally but don’t let water splash into the sorbet. For the smoothest results churn the chilled mixture in an ice cream maker until ready. If you don’t have an ice cream maker then place the mixture in a shallow bowl and freeze it in the coldest part of the freezer.Take it out every hour and whisk it to break up the ice crystals. Made this way it will have a slightly more granular texture but it will still be delicious. Remove from the freezer twenty minutes before serving. Serving suggestions On its own or, you could try serving it with: strawberries dipped in melted chocolate, then chilled; shortbread; or a glass of chocolate or mint liqueur poured over.

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School surveys town

DID YOU KNOW that: visitors to St Ives think that ‘it is a stunning location’ and they especially ‘enjoy the river location, the Interpretation boards and historical landmarks’. However improvements need to be made to ‘level the pavements’ and to ‘provide signage’. These are some of the findings of Year 6 pupils of Houghton Primary School who have just completed a local environment project entitled St Ives as a Tourist Destination. The pupils, guided by their teacher Sara Barber, researched the geography of the town and questioned how it was changing and exactly what would attract visitors to St Ives.Whilst completing the background work the Town Clerk,Alison Melnyczuk and Town Manager, Jane Bowd visited the school to help answer some of the pupils’ many questions on the subject. The school then

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Pupils show their Reports. Photo: Sara Barber, Houghton Primary School

arranged a visit to the town and the students conducted their own survey of visitors asking questions such as ‘What’s great about St Ives’ and ‘What things can be improved’. All of their hard work and findings have now been put together into either a booklet or report as shown in the above photograph. As one pupil concludes in her report ‘St Ives is a small and select town that has a lot to offer if a few improvements were taken into consideration.The town could become a well known tourist destination.’

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SITI Profile

Fair Trade is 20!

May/June 2012

JUST SHARING, St. Ives’ Fair Trade shop, grew from a Traidcraft stall at the back of the Free Church, into the lovely shop that we have today. We have just celebrated our 20th anniversary! If you haven’t found us yet, then we are in the Free Church on Market Hill. Our windows are on the Free Church Passage side, and have a changing display of our brilliant range of Fair Trade crafts, jewellery, scarves, toys, tea, coffee and food. We are just the place for that unusual gift. Prices are moderate, and currently range from £1.50 for a wooden animal from Sri Lanka to £45 for a mirror edged with skilfully recycled magazine pages from Indonesia.The stock is constantly changing, so there is always something new to see. It comes from all over the world, from Madagascar to Vietnam, from Peru to India. In addition, we stock a large range of cards for different occasions, and a selection of Christian goods. Just Sharing is a member of B.A.F.T.S. - The British Association of Fair Trade Shops. Fair Trade is just that, helping people to help themselves, and in the process we get to buy the most lovely things. Come and see us! Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 4:30pm every week. T: 01480 496570 justsharing@copperstream.co.uk 12

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New practice opens offering assessment/treatment

PEOPLE MAY NOT realise that the human body has over 200 bones, together with numerous muscles, tendons and ligaments, altogether forming joints. You could say that the human body has more moving parts than most machines, and so it is not surprising that it occasionally stops working as efficiently as we would like. Injury can occur suddenly during any activity, from tripping over the kerb, to making the bed, to playing sport. In some cases an injury can be self-treated, but at times may be more severe and require medical attention. Any injury results in some degree of damage to the muscle, tendon, ligament, nerves and even bone, although usually recovers quite quickly provided the correct action is taken from the start. Chelsea Harding (BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, MAACP, CSP and HPC registered), founder of the Practice and experienced local physiotherapist, makes getting the body working at its best her top priority. She is a movement expert, specialising in optimising your body's healing mechanisms and helping people of all ages return to their normal level of function following illness, surgery, accident or simply growing older, whether the www.stivestowninitiative.co.uk

symptoms are longstanding or new. Extensive assessments are carried out to accurately diagnose symptoms before formulating individual, evidence based treatment programs.This may include techniques such as ultrasound, soft tissue release, joint mobilisations and acupuncture, as well as a home exercise program and advice about how to manage your recovery effectively. This approach will help you on your road to recovery, whatever the source of your injury. Harding Physiotherapy is located on the outskirts of Somersham village, in a purpose designed Practice offering two treatment rooms and on-site parking. We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, and welcome anyone for assessment/treatment. You do not routinely require a GP referral for treatment with us (although if you have private health insurance they may specify that you see your GP before starting treatment), so please feel free to pop in and see us, or call us if you wish to discuss anything. For more details about the Practice take a look at the website, www.hardingphysiotherapy.co.uk

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JUBILEE

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St Ives, 1897… captured in time Does any St Ives family have a photograph/record from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, similar to this? Check the loft or attic – can you help us identify any of the St Ives townsfolk here, or on the cover image?

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View across The Pavement towards Crown Street. Image reproduced by kind permission of Huntingdonshire Archives


Diamond facts

AS THE QUEEN celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, here are a few Jubilee facts and figures in commemoration. The Queen is the second longest serving monarch after Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years. During the last 60 years, the Queen has undertaken 261 official overseas visits, including 78 state visits to 116 different countries. The Queen has sat for 129 official portraits during her reign. Her Majesty is on Facebook. She also has a website, You Tube channel and Twitter account. Queen Victoria was the last and only British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee.The Queen, who will be 85 on Accession Day in 2012, will be the oldest monarch to celebrate a diamond jubilee. Queen Victoria was 77 when she celebrated hers in 1897.

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Five Ways to Get Kids Active AROUND 30% OF British children are overweight, due primarily to an unhealthy diet and not enough exercise. Experts state that children should engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day, and encouraging them to become more active now will help them maintain a healthy weight, improve their general fitness and wellbeing and reduce the risks of serious health problems in the future. The following five suggestions will get kids more active. • Walk to school. Lack of activity is often due to OUR busy lifestyle. Factor an extra half hour or so walking to school and back into your daily routine.

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• Give them chores. A bit of housework or walking up and down stairs a few times will get the cardiovascular muscles working. • Limit the amount of time spent on the TV or computer. This frees up more time to engage in other more physical activities. • Buy them sports equipment like a ball, racquet or bike for birthdays, instead of toys or sedentary games. • Exercise with them – go swimming, cycle or do some gardening together. Incorporate physical activity into your normal routine – you and the whole family are more likely to keep it up.

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FEATURE

Torch light

May/June 2012

The history of the Olympic torch

THE OLYMPIC GAMES are less than 100 days away. The Olympic torch arrives in Britain on May 18th and will travel all around the country. The route is planned to take in 1000 towns [including St Ives, see page 7] and villages along the way, and is designed so that 95% of the population will be within 10 miles travelling distance of at least one stopping point. But what is the story behind the Olympic flame? During the ancient Games in Olympia, Greece, a flame ignited by the sun burned continually on the altar of the goddess Hera. The modern flame first made an appearance in the 1928 Olympics, held in Amsterdam, Holland, where it burned throughout the period of the Games. The tradition of the relay began in 1936 in Berlin and persists until this day. The torch is lit a few See solution on page 30

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months before the start of the games, in Olympia, at the Temple of Hera. An actress, dressed in ceremonial robes uses a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of light from the sun, igniting a flame.This flame is then carried in a fire pot to the ancient Olympic stadium. It is taken to an altar and used to light the first runner’s torch. The design of the torch changes for each Olympics.The London torch is triangular in shape – the three sides represent the three times Britain has hosted the Olympics: 1908, 1948 and 2012. It is decorated with 8000 tiny cut-out circles, one for each of the runners who will carry the torch, and is constructed of a lightweight-but-strong metal alloy. The route the flame takes varies according to which city is hosting the Olympics. In the past it has been to the top of Mount Everest (Beijing 2008), and even into space (1996 and 2000)! It is carried on foot wherever possible, but also has to travel by other modes of transport, including boat and plane. On planes the fire has to be housed in a special lamp as open flames would not be allowed. As the torch is carried by relay, each runner carries it for only one part of its total journey. They then light the torch of the next runner. On average, 110 runners will take part each day, and each runner will run approximately 300m. Until the 1950s only men could carry the torch, and it took until 1968 in Mexico City before a woman was allowed to be the final runner. The first woman to do this was Enriqueta Basileo. Carrying the torch is obviously considered a great honour and most of the runners are not athletes. The ‘final’ runner is kept secret until as close to the time of the Games as possible. Previous Olympians mooted as a possible candidate for 2012 include Sir Steve Redgrave, Steve Ovett and Daley Thompson; but at this stage, its anyone’s guess who will get the final vote: if not an Olympian, David Beckham perhaps? to advertise, call 01954 267444 or email: studio@symmetrydpm.com


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Aiming for gold award FEATURE

May/June 2012

ANGLIA IN BLOOM is a regional section of the RHS annual Britain in Bloom competition. Following our Ryan Fuller around some of the trees on the grass verges along success in achieving a High Silver St Audrey Lane.This was again Gilt award in 2011, this year repeated in 2011 and we can now will be the sixth consecutive see the thousands of bulbs year that St Ives has entered. blooming along St Audrey Lane! The national judges were Community involvement is a big pleased with the aesthetics of part of the Anglia in Bloom the Town and our community competition and initiatives such as involvement and were this that involve other groups impressed by the attractive within the town will go a long way planting schemes. However to securing a good result for St they did identify a couple of Cherry Valley participate in St Ives In Bloom 2011 Ives in this year's competition minor areas that we need to whilst also improving our town. improve as we are just three points away from The St Ives in Bloom committee is made up of achieving a Gold award! local people who have community, horticultural or In 2010 we received feedback that we needed to local business interests (or, indeed, all three).The work on more community involvement, more team is committed to making the best entry in the projects with 12-18 year olds and better links with local business.These areas were our focus for 2011 Anglia in Bloom competition that we can and to making St Ives an even more beautiful place to live! and we were pleased to have been able to meet many of those targets. Last year we were successful If you feel you could help with St Ives’ entry and would like to become involved with the in achieving a £4000 grant from the Grassroots preparations for the 2012 or 2013 competitions or Grants programme of the Cambridgeshire support us in any way then please contact Community Foundation which went a long way in committee secretary - Sue Rawlinson - on 01480 supporting our ambitions for the town. 388929 or email info@stivesinbloom.co.uk Volunteer We also run our own local St Ives in Bloom members and competition.This year’s categories are: supporters of St • Best private garden Ives in Bloom took • Best display from a local business part in a bulb • Best community/school project planting afternoon • Best kept allotment in November 2010 • Neatest Street where 2000 Prizes including National Garden Gift Vouchers are daffodil bulbs were awarded to winners and entry forms are available planted by hand from the Town Hall and our website Ryan Fuller and local schoolchildren taking part www.stivesinbloom.co.uk in the 2011 community bulb planting project in St Audrey Lane

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Young garden designers win Jubilee prize St Ives in Bloom

TWO YOUNG GARDEN DESIGNERS of the future, Kathryn Prentice (7) and Jessica McElligott (8), both of St Ives, will get to see their ideas in bloom. They are the talented winners of a St Ives In Bloom competition to design a flower bed in St Ives to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Jessica’s design is a crown in 3D and Kathryn’s a red and white diamond. The two beds are the two circular beds in Ramsey Road close to the Fire Station. Cranbrook Plants of Somersham sponsored this local competition and have generously agreed to provide plants and materials to bring the two designs to life! The two winners will now visit Cranbrook Plants’ nursery in Somersham to see the plants that are being grown for their flower beds and will get to see their designs planted later this year.

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Pictured above: Jessica’s design of the 3-D crown and below, Kathryn’s red and white diamond

Ryan Fuller Chairman of St Ives In Bloom

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FEATURE

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To sow or to buy… that is the question! May/June:

A look at the options of planting or sowing your veg.

Remember to keep water butts filled up at every opportunity Conserve water

IN ADDITION TO the traditional method of sowing seeds, and choosing from a vast array of packets from garden centres, the market stall, DIY stores and supermarkets, there is a new trend. Growing from plants.The same retail sources provide many options for people looking to grow their own vegetables from young plants. Many consider this trend a great step forward; mainly because it introduces vegetable growing to a wide audience and it takes away the scary ‘unknown science’ of germination. But for the ‘sowers’ amongst us, let’s not forget that most veg, seed sowing does not have to be any more scientific than making a line in the soil with a stick and throwing in a few seeds. Cover them over; some water and ‘hey presto’, as if by magic they germinate (it’s no surprise, its what nature intended!). Sowing from packets will usually give you an abundance, assuming good, favourable weather conditions. Planting young vegetable plants is an easy, but more expensive option. On the upside there’s no thinning out of the seedlings if you over sow, it’s much less time consuming (the whole veg. plot could, in theory, be planted up in one go) and it’s great for children (and impatient adults) who like an ‘instant impact’. It also removes the need to spend ages choosing from the bewildering array of varieties on offer, as normally there’s just one type available (although seasoned gardeners will see this as a major disadvantage!). A downside may be the fact that you don’t get the thrill and satisfaction of that special day when you go outside and observe the seedlings poking through the soil. Having checked daily since the week after you sowed them, there’s a real sense of achievement when the fresh new leaves emerge from the crusty seed coat. Also, consider the cost, as some young plants may actually work out more expensive than buying the end product from the supermarket, grocer or market.

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Keep on top of weeding – hoeing on a warm dry day is the best method r Make regular sowing of vegetables such as beetroot, lettuce, carrots and peas r Build a cane wigwam and sow runner beans at the base, 2 beans per 8 foot cane r Harden off tender perennials such as Fuchsias, Pelargoniums (Geraniums) and Busy Lizzies r Divide Primulas after flowering r

and June

Tulips can now be lifted and stored in a cool dry place. Re plant in November. r Bedding plants can now be planted up in hanging baskets, tubs and containers. r Tender perennials such as Dahlias and Salvias can also be planted out as all risk of frost should have now gone. r Sow fast maturing crops such as radish, lettuce and spinach at weekly intervals to ensure a succession of crops. r Ensure the greenhouse doors are left open during the day to give maximum ventilation, and on really hot days you’ll need to water morning and night. r

Either way, does it really matter? Whether you’re a time starved parent or have several hours to spare sowing neat rows, there’s nothing quite like eating home grown peas or beans, popping them fresh from the pod. Happy gardening!

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HISTORY

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The ‘other’ Jubilee Queen – Victoria ST IVES may have that statue of Oliver Cromwell glowering at us, but we’ve always known how to enjoy ourselves. And funnily enough it’s often been celebrations of our royal family that bring the townspeople out onto the streets. Literally onto the streets, because open-air festivities are a St Ives tradition - except when the British climate intervenes. In 1887 Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee was a relatively low-key affair, with needy residents of St Ives being given free meat and plum puddings, together with an ounce of tobacco for every man over 60. The children’s tea in the But ten years later Cor n Exchange in 1953 the Diamond Jubilee was much grander. A lavish open-air tea party was held at long rows of tables on the Market Hill and that tradition continued for many later celebrations. At the 1911 coronation of King George V there were places for more than 1000 people and they were filled twice over. 1000 children had their tea at 4.00pm and the grown-ups followed at 5.30. Quite a turn-out for a town of only 3000 inhabitants.

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Teas on the Market Hill marked every coronation and jubilee until our present queen was crowned. That’s when the weather intervened. We seem to have been lucky until then, but the 1953 coronation was held in June, so of course the weather was appalling. Rain and cold winds meant that the tea had to be moved into the Corn Exchange instead. Out on the rain-swept Market Hill, Oliver Cromwell may have allowed himself a grim smile. Back in 1650 King Charles I would have celebrated 25 years on the throne - if it weren’t for the fact that our former St Ives townsman and his friends had had him beheaded the previous year. For all our events, watch out for posters and details in the local papers, or visit our website at www.norrismuseum.org.uk Bob Burn-Murdoch, Norris Museum Curator

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WHAT’S ON

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Regular Events Diary

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Mondays

Wednesdays

Fridays

• General Market 8am - 4pm • Indoor Market & Coffee Shop 9am-3pm at Corn Exchange • St Ives Short Mat Bowls at the Broadleas Centre, Norris Road, 2pm-4pm £2.50 per session. Contact 01480 463117 • St Ives Community Choir 7.30pm-9.15pm Catholic Church Hall, Needingworth Road. Contact 01480 300726

• Tea & Coffee Shop 10am - 2pm at The Corn Exchange • Over 60’s Club at Langley Court, Langley Close, 2pm4pm. Contact 01480 300726 • Big Walkies 6.15 for 6.30pm, London Road, (outside old Murketts garage) with dogs around River Meadow, finishing about 7.30pm. Contact Becca 07970 547650

• General Market 8am-4pm • Country Market Cakes and savouries, plants, fresh produce, crafts 8am-11.45am at the Corn Exchange • Helpers Coffee Group 8.30am -12 serving coffee and homemade cakes at The Corn Exchange in aid of local charities

Thursdays

• Farmers’ Market 8.30am-2pm 1st and 3rd of every month

May Events Diary

• Live music at The Oliver Cromwell pub

1 Nordic Walking Beginners / Intro Class 12:30-14:00 (for 4 weeks). Meet at Fenstanton Parish Church Car Park. Booking essential. info@nordicwalkingcambs.com 2 Burgess Bingo Burgess Hall, St Ives. Doors open 7pm, bingo starts 7.30pm. Free admission, £10 per 10 games. No booking required. 3 St Ives WI Monthly Meeting. Trading standards. Paul Bass Free Church Hall at 7.30pm pammedlicott@hotmail.com 5 Boogie Nite at Burgess Hall, St Ives. 8pm to 1am. 70’s and 80’s disco with Starlite Roadshow.Tickets £8 in advance from One Leisure St Ives. 01480 388500 or www.oneleisure.net 5 Saints Crafters Craft Fair at the Free Church, St Ives 9:30am-4pm, Charity tombola and free entry 8 Nordic Walking Beginners / Intro Class 12:30-14:00 Booking essential. info@nordicwalkingcambs.com 9 Huntingdon Decorative & Fine Arts Society Talk at the Burgess Hall, St Ives 2:30pm. English Caricature from Hogarth to Punch by Andrew Davies. Non-members welcome on payment of £7 per lecture. www.huntsarts.org.uk e: a.naughton@waitrose.com 01487 822314 11 Screen St Ives Showing of ‘The Social Network’. Corn Exchange 7.30pm for 8pm start (Only 50 Tickets), £5 each from The Corn Exchange or book online (booking fee 37p). Contact: 07123 456789. See www.screenstives.org.uk 15 Nordic Walking Beginners / Intro Class 12:30-14:00 Booking essential. info@nordicwalkingcambs.com 16 Mayor Making 7-30pm at St Ives Corn Exchange ann.enticknap@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk 16-19 Run For Your Wife at the Burgess Hall, St Ives. Production by The Centre Theatre Players. Doors open 7pm/show starts 7.30pm.Tickets £7/£9 in advance from One Leisure St Ives 01480 388500 or www.oneleisure.net 18 Civic Society Talk History of Nursing & Archives of Addenbrookes Hospital by Hilery Richie. St Ives Free Church at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome - donation of £2 requested to help cover costs. www.stivescivic.org.uk 19 Hemingford Art Club art exhibition 19th & 20th May Hemingford Abbots village hall. 10:30am to 4:30pm. lesleysims@virginmedia.com 19 FUN QUIZ in aid of St Ives Christmas Lights. Burleigh Hill Centre. 7pm-9.30pm. £3 per person. Bring your own food and drink. Jane Bowd. tcm@stivestowninitiative.co.uk 21 Tea Dance at the Burgess Hall, St Ives. Ballroom, sequence, party dances with compere Mike Wells. 2pm-4.30pm. £3.50 per person (includes free tea/coffee/biscuits). Pay on door. 23 Burgess Bingo Burgess Hall, St Ives. Doors open 7pm, bingo starts 7.30pm. Free admission, £10 per 10 games. No booking required. 26 2-day CONTINENTAL MARKET. Sheep Market, St Ives, open 9am-5pm. 26th & 27th May. tcm@stivestowninitiative.co.uk 31 St Ives Darby & Joan Club AGM Meeting 2.15pm-4-30pm. T: 01480 464918 Joyce Hookham for more information 31 Pinders All Human Circus Warners Park St Ives. 31st May-3rd June Tickets £8. annette.ablewhite@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk www.stivestowninitiative.co.uk

Saturdays

June Events Diary

1 LDN Wrestling at the Burgess Hall, St Ives. Live entertainment for all the family with championship wrestlers. Doors open 7pm / bells ring 7.30pm. £12 per person / £10 concessions / £35 family ticket of 4. 2 Saints Crafters Craft Fair at the Free Church, St Ives 9:30am-4pm, Charity tombola and free entry 2 Queens Diamond Jubilee Street Party Traditional street party. Live music 10am-3pm Market Hill, St Ives. annette.ablewhite@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk 3 Queens Diamond Jubilee Open Air Concert Hill Rise Park 2pm-10pm Free entrance Licenced bar & food available. Fireworks finale. annette.ablewhite@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk 3 Big Lunch Warners Park, St Ives. Please email Sue for further information sue.rhodes@ntlworld.com 4 Queens Diamond Jubilee Beacon lighting St Ives Parish Church 10pm. BBQ & 1/4 Peel of Bells. barrywills.stives@gmail.com 5 Screening of the Queen’s Parade in London Further information contact 01480 496454. Jim Burt. info@thecornexchange.org.uk 7 St Ives WI Monthly Meeting Talk on chocolate. Sarah Fowler. Free Church Hall at 7.30pm pammedlicott@hotmail.com 8 The Leys WI, St Ives Monthly meeting.The Crossways Christian Centre (Junction Ramsey/Houghton Road) at 7.30pm john.poulter2@ntlworld.com 8 Screen St Ives showing of ‘Blade Runner’ at The Corn Exchange. 7.30pm for 8pm start (Only 50 Tickets), £5 each from The Corn Exchange or book online (booking fee 37p). Contact: 07123 456789. See www.screenstives.org.uk 13 Huntingdon Decorative & Fine Arts Society Talk at the Burgess Hall, St Ives 2:30pm. Looking over the Artists Shoulder:Turners Travels in Italy by Nicola Moorby. Nonmembers welcome on payment of £7 per lecture. e: a.naughton@waitrose.com 01487 822314 18 Tea Dance at the Burgess Hall, St Ives. Ballroom, sequence, party dances with compere Mike Wells. 2pm-4.30pm. £3.50 per person (includes free tea/coffee/biscuits). Pay on door. 19 SITI AGM 8.00am at St Ives Town Hall. Jane Bowd. tcm@stivestowninitiative.co.uk 20 Burgess Bingo at the Burgess Hall, St Ives. Doors open 7pm, bingo starts 7.30pm. Free admission, £10 per 10 games. No booking required. 23 Boogie Nite at Burgess Hall, St Ives. 8pm to 1am. 70’s and 80’s disco with Starlite Roadshow.Tickets £8 in advance from One Leisure St Ives. 01480 388500 or www.oneleisure.net 28 St Ives Darby & Joan Club Meeting 2.15pm-4.30pm. T: 01480 464918 Joyce Hookham for more information 30 Armed Forces Day Market Hill St Ives ann.enticknap@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk For a comprehensive list of events throughout the year please see www.stivestowninitiative.co.uk If you would like to list your events here, please email the details to: events@stivestowninitiative.co.uk

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