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FIREWORK FANTASTIC With so many displays around this year which one will you choose? NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013 | ISSUE 5

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! From Turkey to Tinsel... Our local shops have it all... and more!


PANTOMINES, CONCERTS & RECITALS GALORE ‘Tis the season to be entertained!

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CONTENTS 10 THE CHARITY PAGES (10 - 13) Read all about the latest charity events in our local area and find out what you can do to get involved... you might even end up winning £10K


Find out about our local Scout groups, read about the new Beaver colony, get your pennies out for the upcoming jumble sale & salute the group as they proudly parade on Remembrance Day.


Browse through our Christmas Pages to see what our local shops can offer you... Get organised for the festivitie season NOW!



PANTOMIMES & PERFORMANCES Get ready for a season of entertainment... This whole edition is packed full of entertainment from the Wizard of Oz to the fantastoc Charnwood Orcestra’s Gala,check out page 51 for just a handful of this month’s must see’s!



Welcome... Welcome to this month’s edition of The Bradgate, reason enough for celebration of course but with the Pantomime season nearly upon us, the festive cheer can really start, turn to page 51 for more information on three local shows – in Newtown Linford, Thurcaston and Barrow – all bringing you great local family entertainment on affordable budgets. Another fantastic event on offer this month is Coalville’s Food & Drink Festival, no doubt worth a visit, pop Saturday 23rd November in your diaries or see page 22 for more details. Talking food and drink, how would you like to enjoy a vintage Afternoon Tea? Well, the Shuttlewood Clake Foundation are organising one at Ulverscroft Grange, find out why and when on page 10.

Ever been to one of the local village hall film shows? Well perhaps you should as there’s something quite nostalgic, and dare we say it, romantic, about taking in a flick at either of Thurcaston or Woodhouse Weaves’ offerings. Book early to avoid disappointment – see page 54 and 55 for how to go about it. And finally, a November edition of our magazine wouldn’t be complete without the appropriate Christmas build-up, see pages 36-45 to see what your local businesses and retailers can offer you on the run-up to Yuletide this year – happy shopping!

This month sees us also publicising the all-important fireworks displays: LOROS are holding their annual event at Mallory Park, Grand Central Railways’ takes places in Quorn whilst Leicester’s biggest is in Abbey Park - we’re sure they’ll be a fizzing success…but do remember to keep safe and keep the animals out of the way!

Ed & the team

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Support LOROS This Christmas


Vintage Afternoon Tea At Ulverscroft Grange


Imagine winning £10,000 cash to spend on anything you like! Or would you prefer to drive away a brand new Fiat 500 this Christmas? That is the choice the first prize winner of this year’s LOROS Christmas raffle will have to make. Not only are LOROS raffles a great way to help fund the vital work carried out at the hospice, it’s a great way to thank supporters by offering a chance to win fantastic prizes. Previous raffles have been incredibly successful and with £4.5 million to raise this year it is hoped that this one will be no exception. Every ticket sold will bring in essential funds to help local people when they need it most. Lottery Manager Liz Singleton says “Our hospice and home support services offer caring expertise to patients and families who may be spending their last days, even hours together, and the thoughtfulness of our supporters across the region will enable us to provide the best possible quality of life during these precious times”. Tickets are available from early October in all LOROS shops or by ringing the LOROS lottery office direct on 0116 2318430 and every £1 ticket bought will help LOROS to continue to provide care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation is holding a Vintage Afternoon Tea event at their tearooms, Ulverscroft Grange, on Wednesday, 6th November, between 2.30pm and 4.00pm. A traditional afternoon tea will be served on fine English bone china and will include a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones and home-made cakes. These will be accompanied by a choice of teas and coffee. The cost per person is £8.50 and advanced booking is essential. During the afternoon, a selection of music from the 1940’s/50’s era will be played and there will be a vintage stall selling crockery, glass wear and ornaments. The charity shops will also be open during the afternoon including the new Christmas selection which offers a wide range of festive items -gifts, decorations, stocking-fillers and much more. Why not come along earlier and enjoy a refreshing walk in the glorious autumn scenery or do a little shopping before sitting down to afternoon tea as it used to be served! Places are limited. Book your place now! Call in, telephone or email Ulverscroft Grange, Whitwick Road, Leicestershire, LE67 9QB, tel: 01530 244914, email:

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sara Hill will be holding her annual Craft Fair to raise funds for LOROS on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November from 10am - 4pm at Sevenoaks Garden Centre, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford (just along from Groby Pool). Go along and support a very worth cause and see the display of new Christmas decorations, flowers, greetings cards, jewellery and gifts. Cafe 7 will also be open for tea, coffee, cakes & lunches throughout the day.

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Charity Pages LOROS Fireworks Event is set to go ahead at Mallory Park!! After news emerged last month that Mallory Park had gone into administration, LOROS were forced to look for alternative venues to host their Annual Fireworks Extravaganza on Saturday 2nd November. Luckily though, LOROS have received the fantastic news that the Administrators, along with Titan Properties, Mallory Park and the Council had made a decision to allow the event to go ahead at Mallory Park. Laura Betts, event organiser said “We are absolutely thrilled and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in making this possible! It is imperative now that we get the message across to our supporters that despite everything they have seen in the media, the event WILL go ahead and it will be at Mallory Park! We have a fantastic evening planned with brand new, award winning firework choreographers and we are confident that the evening will be a huge success. Mallory Park is such an exciting venue allowing free parking for everyone and masses of space for the huge funfair, bonfire, and fantastic live entertainment. We have all worked so hard to put this event together and we are delighted that we are now able to give the community what they want, whilst at the same time raising vital funds for our charity. We are so grateful for all the support we received in our search for an alternative venue. We would especially like to thank Prestwold Hall, Rutland Water, Bosworth Water Park and Pillings Lock Marina for offering their services at such short notice. Mallory Park, known as “The Friendly Circuit” has always been a venue FOR the community and is a venue that is synonymous with thrill and entertainment, the firework event is no exception and organisers at both LOROS and Mallory Park are determined that the event will be as successful as ever despite the current situation. John Ward, Mallory Park Site Manager said; “It had been an incredibly tough month for us but we are all delighted that LOROS will be able to go ahead with their 7th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza here at Mallory Park. We are proud to be associated with such a fantastic event that is so well supported by the local community.” You can purchase tickets for the event now at www.loros. Advance family tickets are priced at just £8.

Cards For Good Causes We’ve all seen the offers to Buy One, Get One Free. At Cards for Good Causes we have a slogan of Buy Once, Give Twice. This means that when you buy your Christmas cards from us you are giving once to the person you send the card to and again to your chosen charity. Shoppers in Leicester city centre can buy their Christmas cards from the Cards for Good Causes shop in Leicester Cathedral from Thursday 17 October to Saturday 14 December. Leicester’s Cards for Good Causes charity shop is one of a countrywide network selling cards from a wide range of charities. In addition we have an excellent range of small gifts and items suitable as stocking fillers. Last year sales in these pop up shops reached sales of £5.76 million. Cards for Good Causes keeps its operating costs to an absolute minimum, so charities receive at least 70p in every £1 from their card sales out of which they have to pay for the production and distribution of the cards and any applicable VAT. The shop, staffed by many local volunteers is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm daily. Rosemarie Nash-Smith the Leicester Manager said, “We are delighted to be back in the Cathedral for the 15th year. We will be in the north transept of the Cathedral; look for the Santa signs. This year there is extensive work going on in the surrounding area developing the new Cathedral gardens but do come in and see us, you will be made very welcome in this beautiful building.” LOOK OUT FOR SANTA!

Mountsorrel Memorial Halls Autumn Charity Fair Mountsorrel Memorial Hall invites you to its annual Autumn Charity Fair from 10am to 12noon on Saturday 9th November. Come and pick up some bargains whilst supporting your local charities. The 51st annual fair is to be opened by Col. RCJ Martin OBE DL. Admission: 30p, Concessions 20p. Refreshments are available. The charities that the fair supports are: Asthma UK, Boys’ Brigade, Disabled Adventure Club, Friends of Loughborough Hospital, Happy Circle, Heritage Group, Memorial Day Centre, Mountsorrel Methodist Church, Mountsorrel Housebound, Raindrops Mountsorrel, Royal British Legion, RNLI, Townswomen’s Guild & Women’s Institute.


Charity Pages RAINBOWS Events

Céilidh for Inter Care….

Fright Hike

Last year Inter Care recycled over £689,000 worth of medicines and now donates aid to 125 clinics in Africa providing essential medicines to save lives. These supplies would otherwise most likely go to landfill in the UK. To continue to provide this vital lifeline we rely upon local fundraising. On Saturday 23rd November guests can enjoy a traditional Céilidh dance to live music by Turlough at Sileby Community Centre, 41 High Street, LE12 7RX, from 7.30pm - 11pm. There is car parking behind Tesco. Tickets £10 per person and includes buffet supplied by Od’thorpes Quorn Cafe. Bring your own drinks and glasses. Please come and enjoy this fantastic evening of live music and help support a local humanitarian cause. Limited availability & advanced tickets only. We would encourage people to buy their tickets early to avoid disappointment. For tickets please call 0116 2695925 or visit

Saturday 2nd November 2013 The challenge is to complete this spooky course around Sherwood Forest within six hours. Said to be the home of various spirits, the haunted Rufford Abbey will run riot with your mind. Registration Fee: £39 | Minimum fundraising target: £160

Rainbows Festival of Fireworks Saturday 2nd November Along with a fantastic display of fireworks and huge bonfire, there is a massive fun fair, live entertainment, food and stalls. Tickets: £5 or £20 family ticket (two adults and three children) in advance or £7 and £25 respectively on the gate. Children under five go free. Leicester Racecourse

Holme Pierrepont Hall Festive Fair Thursday 14th November, 9.30am – 4pm Browse festive stalls, offering a variety of Christmas gifts, throughout this historic family home. Refreshments and lunch are available throughout the day in the marquee. Entrance: £5 donation and parking is free.

Charity Whist Drive The next in the series of Charity Whist Drives organised by Derek Farr will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 7th November in the Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley. Admission £2.00.

Coffee Morning Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Research UK to be held at The Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley on November 9th 2013 10am to 12 noon. Please come and join us for a coffee and browse our stalls which include a cake stall, plants, gifts, toys, books, tombola, Phoenix Cards, as new clothes and a raffle. Pick up some Christmas Presents. Entrance to include Coffee/tea and biscuits £1. EVERYONE WELCOME please come and help us to raise as much as we can for Cancer Research UK.

THE GREAT LOUGHBOROUGH SANTA FUN RUN Join over a 1000 Santas and have a great fun day at Loughborough’s Annual Christmas Spectacle and raise some money for Local Charities The 6km fun run starts at Loughborough University Athletics Stadium, the training ground of Britian’s top athletes past and present. Leaving the track we head out of the campus over Epinal Way and through Queens Park to the Market Place and then and back out of town to Bedford Square and up Forest Road to the University for a grandstand finish. Entry is £13 for adults and £6.50 for under 16’s this includes a Santa Suit and Fun Run Medal. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the course. No refunds for cancellations or no shows. You/your team can enter online at: or by post with an entry form or you can even enter on the day at the pavilion at the university running track. Wheelchairs, pushchairs and dogs are all allowed on the running track. For more info email:, phone: 07856 377708.

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Local Interest Bradgate Lions Club News We are now into our second month of our new ‘Lionistic’ year, and because of holidays and other commitments we do seem to have made a slow start with our community and fund raising efforts, but having said that, we have attended various village and school fetes and taken a group of 21 special needs pupils from South Gate School to Ashby Statutes, during the last few weeks. We are now ready to hit the ground running with the first of our planned fund raising events, a Comedy and Magic Evening, featuring Joy Henderson, an outstanding local entertainer at Botcheston Village Hall on Saturday October 26th. This will be followed by our ‘Children in Need’ bucket collections in November, and then it’s the ‘Christmas Prize Draw Baskets’ in pubs throughout the area and our Santa Float in Villages in our district. All this will see us through to the New Year and a well earned rest, but we are already planning a ‘Race Evening’ for February 22nd. Again at Botcheston, and possibly an evening of nostalgia, with music from the 50s, 60s and 70s at a venue yet to be decided. More news of this to follow later! Bradgate Lions are involved in all sorts of other activities such as the collecting and recycling of your old Glasses. Mobile ‘phones, Stamps, and Greeting cards. If you have any of these items available, just give Roger a ring and he will arrange to collect them. One of our main initiatives is supplying ‘Message in a Bottle’ and ‘Message in a Wallet’ to any person or organisation requiring them. These are simple tools, either to be kept at home in your refrigerator, or to be kept on your person in your purse or wallet. The Lions Message in a bottle is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal details in a common place, such as your ‘fridge, where they can easily found in an emergency. Likewise the Message in a wallet is a similar device designed to help the emergency services in the event of an accident or emergency. It is a credit size card kept in a in a plastic case, in your wallet or purse. Both of these items are FREE. Some Doctors Surgeries, Health Centres and Chemists will have supplies, but they can easily obtained from your local Lions Club members. If you would like any further information about any of the above item or about Bradgate Lions Club, please ring Roger on 01530 242912 who would be pleased to help. Roger Gamble

Hotspots Targeted In Dog Fouling Crackdown A blitz on dog fouling is targeting nine ‘hotspot’ areas across Charnwood. The Borough Council’s annual Don’t Muck Around enviro-crime campaign will focus on areas where dog fouling issues have been raised by parish councils following a recent consultation. Officers will increase patrols, post awareness leaflets and seek to prosecute offenders where possible – but efforts are also being stepped across the entire borough. The award-winning Don’t Muck Around campaign kicked off on Friday, September 27, 2013 and will tackle dog fouling, fly-tipping and litter over the following three months. People can follow the campaign on Facebook (www. or by checking the website: To report offences in Charnwood call in confidence on 01509 634564 or email cleaner.greener@charnwood.


Bradgate Flower Club On Wednesday 6 November, Bradgate Flower Club meets at its regular venue - Newtown Linford Village Hall (LE6 0AE) at 7.30pm. “Memories of Village Life” is the theme chosen by our guest demonstrator Jean Fordham of Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Visitors are welcome a charge of £5 is made. Details from Lilian Coleman on 0116 2363191. “My Christmas’ is the theme for the Bradgate Flower Club meeting on Wednesday 4 December at Newtown Linford Village Hall. The renowned demonstrator is Andrew Lloyd of Stourbridge, West Midlands. The meeting is open to visitors and members’ guests - the entry fee is £5. Details from Lilian Coleman on 0116 2363191. The St. Peter’s Church Flower Festival will take place at Copt Oak (LE67 9QB) on 7 and 8 December. Entitled “How far is it to Bethlehem?”, the Festival will be open between 10.30 and 4.00pm on both days. In addition to the floral displays, refreshments are available along with charity stalls and sales of plants, cards and chocolates. Entry £2, ample off-street parking.

Local Interest Grand Central Chorus - A Busy Autumn

The Monday Club, Anstey, Cropston, Thurcaston & Rothley On Monday 9th September, the Membership met to support our customary “Bring and Buy Harvest” event in aid of “The Salvation Army” our Charity for the year 2013. There was a very generous display of fruit and vegetables, various cakes, pastries, tins of biscuits, chocolates and books; everything was speedily sold raising the princely sum of £77.15.

The Grand Central Chorus has had a busy few weeks with not only regular weekly rehearsals, including an Open Evening, but also sold out performances at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray and at Waingroves Methodist Church, near Ripley when they entertained appreciative audiences to a selection from their full repertoire, including the two songs that recently won them a top 20 place in the 2013 International Men’s Barbershop Chorus Championships in Toronto. They also recently sang at the wedding of their oldest member! The chorus will be performing between 1 and 3pm on Saturday 23rd November, 2013 in the centre of Coalville, Leicestershire, as part of the town’s food, drink and music event and on Saturday 14th December, Grand Central Chorus host their Christmas show at Trent College, Long Eaton, when top local women’s barbershop chorus, Gem Connection, will also be performing. Please see our website for ticket details. If you would like Grand Central Chorus to sing at your event, contact Peter on 01530243822 or e-mail publicity. They can provide either a quartet, small chorus or full chorus of fifty singers as required. Fees are negotiable and quality is guaranteed. The chorus welcome potential new members to come along to any of their weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm at Harrington School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ.

After all the activity resembling a “rummage sale” we paused to refresh ourselves with cups of tea and drew the Free Raffle prize which was a box of Lindt Chocolates and won by Elizabeth Meadows. Then commenced our “in house” entertainment; this also was very successful. The first item was a fascinating insight into how Sue Wakerley, our resident Artist of many years, researched and produced stage by stage her Artwork. Sue showed paintings at various stages ranging from photography through to creating outlines and gradually the production of various paintings in the “nearly” finished state to the ultimate finished article. The subjects were various and the audience was left intrigued with the details. We then went on to poetry from various poets including an “Ode to Autumn” written by John Keats and read with feeling by Jennifer Kennington, which reminded us appropriately of the season we have reached after our unusually lovely Summer. Next came a very unusual poem taken from the house of Oliver Cromwell; a copy of which was beautifully read by Diane Rouse; entitled “Tussie Mussies”. These “T.M”s apparently were small nosegays presented to guests of the house and became a popular custom in the 17th Century. The floral/herb contents of the nosegays were understood by the donor and the recipient alike and, of course, could have been hidden messages of love!!

New Greenkeeper at Lingdale

We then enjoyed a very special poem written and read by Gill Jefferson dedicated to “Bradgate Park” beautifully written and so appropriate as the Club is situated at the Reservoir end of the Park and so well known to us all.

Lingdale Golf Club have announced that Simon Graham, the former Head Greenkeeper at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, has been appointed as their new Head Greenkeeper.

In conclusion I presented my usual miscellany of jokes received from old school friends from all over the world, which produced a great deal of laughter on which to end the afternoon.

Simon has been in that position since August 2008 and during his tenure, has been responsible for hosting Open Qualifying competitions, European Seniors Tour events, the Trilby Tour and in 2012 and 2013, the Ladies British Masters.

We look forward to bringing you our report on the October meeting, when Mr. Brian Kibble, presented an illustrated talk about Anstey and area, from the 1800s onwards.

He looks forward to tending to the beautiful local course. November / December 2013

Ann Farndon



Local Interest Thurcaston & Cropston Local History Society On 17th September 2013 we were pleased to welcome Canon Anne Horton, Rector of St Leonard’s Church, Swithland, who gave a well-illustrated and intriguing talk entitled “The Story of Rothley Plain”. Canon Horton began by explaining that when she first arrived as Rector of Swithland, she took time to explore her parish and those parishes which bordered her own, discovering many historic connections between them because the whole area was once part of the Groby Manor Estate – a fact shown in a survey of 1658. Today, there is little to distinguish Rothley Plain from the general development of Rothley as a whole, but a map of Leicestershire drawn in 1777 by local schoolmaster and clergyman, John Prior, who was born in Swithland, clearly shows the area and its significance as part of the Manor of Groby (or Grooby as it was spelt then). Woodland was known as “a grassy area between woods” and villagers had historic grazing rights for their animals. Over the centuries there were various disputes over the use of the land, mainly between the Babington family of Rothley and the Grey family of Groby, one example in 1749 being over the rabbit warren which was an important source of food supply. Things changed dramatically, not necessarily for the better, when the Enclosure Acts began to take effect from 1750, with Rothley being enclosed in 1782 and Swithland and Thurcaston in 1799. Rothley Plain today is the long, narrow strip of housing on the outskirts of the parish of Rothley, to the west of Swithland Lane, with the Great Central Railway’s Rothley Station at its southern end. In the late 19th century this area became part of the plans for the creation of Rothley Garden Suburb, the vision of the Manchester shipping merchant, Frederick Merttens. He had purchased Rothley Temple as his family home in 1893 and was soon actively pursuing his ambitious plans for rural housing development. Only eminent architects were allowed to submit plans and reputable builders to tender for work – only the very best would do for Merttens’ vision to be realised. The area designated for building encompassed Swithland Lane and The Ridgeway. Initial properties favoured the Arts and Crafts style of architecture and the first three houses were built in 1902. All new houses were to be built primarily for Leicester’s prominent business people and industrialists of the day. At Merttens’ instigation, the Great Central Railway had been routed via Rothley, so anyone taking up residence in these rural dwellings would have easy access to their employment in Leicester, but still be able to enjoy the pleasure of healthy country life. However, due to the country’s financial downturn in the early 1900’s, by 1906, only nine houses had been built. In 1910 a brochure was produced, promising many more amenities such as a school and tennis courts, but the sole project to be fulfilled was the Golf Course which opened in 1911. Some more houses were built, but the outbreak of World War 1 brought a halt to further construction. Later, Merttens’ failing health caused him to return to his native Manchester and he died in 1935. There was further development between the two World Wars and Canon Horton had some photographs of the various properties and some of their residents. Later, significant events which affected the area were the sale of the Swithland Hall Estate in 1954 and the Rothley Temple Estate in 1973. In the 1980’s, David Wilson’s building proposal, “The Gallops”, was turned down, but by the beginning of 2010 the Rothley Ridgeway Conservation Area came into being, its aim “to preserve and enhance the special character of the garden suburb development which began following the opening of the Great Central Railway to the west of Rothley”. Perhaps a little of Frederick Merttens’ vision has been realised by this achievement. Jennifer Kennington Our final meeting in 2013 will be on Tuesday 19th November, starting with a short A.G.M. and followed by the presentation of an “Oral History Archive” by Colin Hyde. Venue: the Harrison Room, All Saints’ Church, Thurcaston. Time: 7.30pm. You will be most welcome to attend. Visitors: £3. Our first meeting in 2014 will be at the same time and venue, on Tuesday 21st January, when there will be a return visit by the popular speaker, Trevor Parr, and his topic will be “The Civil War in Leicestershire”. Annual subscriptions will be due and potential new members most welcome.

Belgrave Cemetery Book Launch Sunday 3rd November 2013 10.30am - 4pm at Greenacres, The Sidings off Red Hill Way (A563), Leicester The Friends of Belgrave Cemetery proudly announce the publication and launch of their new book ‘Living Memories Belgrave Friends Remembered’ edited by Sandra Moore. All are welcome, ample parking and refreshments. For further details contact Sandra on 0116 2363739 or email: The Belgrave Cemetery REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE Will take place on the 10th November 10.45am for 11am. Conducted by The Reverend Pam Haynes. All are Welcome.

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Coalville Food & Drink Festival Saturday 23rd November 2013, 10 - 4pm As part of a series of initiatives to get people back to the high street, The Coalville Town Team have organised a high impact food and drink event in Coalville which will take place in the town centre within the pedestrianised precinct.

Fiery Annual Camp for Air Cadets National Trust Leicester Association In times gone by the family at Calke Abbey wanted to be able to stroll in their pleasure grounds without their view being interrupted by the gardeners. So a 64m tunnel was excavated in 1816 so that the gardeners could go about their business out of sight. It began by the back sheds to the garden and exited in what is now the deer park. In true Calke fashion the tunnel declined in the late 20th century and it has been unsafe to go down for many years. But thanks to help from raffle ticket sales restoration work, carried out by the NT South Derbyshire Building Team, started in May. The tunnel opened to visitors in August and has had fantastic feedback. Calke have thanked everyone who helped make it possible and hope that many visitors will go and experience it for themselves. During this autumn and winter the car park at Calke Abbey is being improved and whilst the work is carried out the main and overflow car park will be closed and temporary parking will be provided on the meadow. The current car park was installed when the property opened to visitors in the 1980s and is no longer suitable. Once completed there will be over 300 extra spaces, but more importantly will be the creation of a pedestrian only route from the car park to the main visitor facilities. The materials being used are locally sourced and two the NT are particularly excited about are Bodpave and Turfmesh. These are special grid systems which will retain gravel and allow grass to grow through, creating a firmer surface for parking without the need for tarmac. All other facilities remain open. The NT Leicester Association will hold the following evening meetings at Braunstone West Social Centre, St Mary’s Avenue, Braunstone at 7.30pm: Tuesday 12th November, Illustrated talk “Technology of the English Country House” by Dr Wendy Freer. Tuesday 10th December, Illustrated talk “Mountains, Lochs and Glens” by Stuart Bramwell. There will also be an afternoon meeting at St Guthlac’s Memorial Hall, Holbrook Road Leicester at 2.30pm, on Wednesday 27th November. Helen Peden will present a talk entitled “A Tale about the Tale - Jane Eyre” Admission to all meetings is NTLA members £2.50, visitors £4.00, including refreshments. For details of the NT Leicester Association, please call 0116 222 9133 Alan Tyler, Chairman


A full supporting programme is planned, including a FREE Ice Skating Rink, a FREE Steam Train from the ‘Snibston Discovery Centre’ to the town centre, art, music and entertainment throughout the day – also a crèche where the children can play whilst the parents shop. For every business, there will be opportunities to advertise, promote, invite and entertain. A huge marketing and publicity campaign is in action, with social media driving the momentum. Banners and posters are being put up in the Town Centre and surrounding area. Bookings from traders both locally and from further afield in the UK are flooding in and the Coalville Town Team are working around the clock. Anyone wishing to book a stall can do so via the Coalville Town Team website and also directly via email at There are a number of booking options available, traders are simply asked to bring their own table/point of sale equipment and a power supply will be available. Places are limited, so bookings are recommended now to save any disappointment. Join in the fun at or Twitter @talkupcoalville.

EMA Community Fund Award Allows Band To Buy New Staging Ashby Concert Band will be able to enhance the way it stages its future public concerts thanks to the East Midlands Airport Community Fund. An award of £500 from the Community Fund has enabled the Band to purchase additional portable staging for its concert performances. The staging allows sections of the Band to be raised higher to improve both the audience’s view and the Band’s overall sound. Director of Music Adrian Ashton said “With a total of over fifty woodwind, brass and percussion players in the Band, sufficient adaptable staging is essential to ensure that all our players can be positioned visibly and effectively in a variety of venues. Thanks to this award, the Band has been able to buy the additional staging it needed”. The staging will be used next at The Palace, Ibstock, on Saturday 2nd November, when the Band is delighted to have been asked by Ibstock Arts to perform a programme of popular music from the musicals.

Local Interest Elijah Comes to Loughborough!

Rothley Talk Series

Wednesday 27th November 2013

Following a series of informative and entertaining talks given over the last 12 months by Dr Michael Lynch, retired modern history lecturer from Leicester University, a further two talks have now been arranged as follows:

Three prominent local music groups are joining together this autumn to perform Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio ‘ELIJAH’. Members of Broom Leys Choral Society and Shepshed Singers will combine to make a chorus of approximately a hundred and will be joined by Charnwood Orchestra as they perform under the baton of choral conductor Andrew Goff. Although influenced by the baroque oratorios of Bach and Handel, with his use of full orchestra and choral colour, Mendelssohn takes us into the early romantic. He tells the biblical story of Elijah in an intensely, almost luridly, dramatic way. Among the episodes are the resurrection of a dead youth, the bringing of rain to parched Israel through Elijah’s prayers and the bodily ascension of Elijah on a fiery chariot into heaven. Perhaps the most dramatic of all is the contest of the gods, in which Jehovah consumes an offered sacrifice in a column of fire after a failed sequence of frantic prayers by the prophets of the god Baal. In addition to professional soloists, the part of the youth will be sung by local choirboy Alex Coles, who is head chorister at St James the Greater in Leicester. The performance will be on November 16th at 7.30pm at Emmanuel Church Loughborough. Tickets £10 (under 16s free) in advance from choir members, 01530 454011 or 01455 290840

Tuesday 19th November - “Brazil” A market not to be ignored

Tuesday 21st January - “The Eunuchs and Concubines of Ancient China”

To be held at the Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley. Tickets £5 per talk. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 pm start. You may pay at the door as long as you book your place for seating purposes. To book please call Norman Pratt on 0116 237 5254

Candlelit Christmas Takes Centre Stage Wednesday 27th November 2013 Richard Durrant is a world-class virtuoso with a warm and easy rapport with audiences. His much-loved Candlelit Christmas guitar recitals have visited many parts of the UK over the past ten years and this year will find its way to Quorn. The show is a seasonal, musical and visual feast of wintry music with specially commissioned imagery, lots of candles. The programme includes early English carols, Finnish Christmas songs and Durrant’s incredible guitar solo “The Polar Bear” with narration by Barry Cryer. Together they provide an unforgettable Christmas show. The concert is on Wednesday, November 27th in Quorn Church Room at 7.30pm (doors 7pm) and comes through the Centre Stage Rural Touring Theatre Scheme. It is promoted in Quorn by The Quorn Old School Trust as part of their community arts programme. Tickets priced at £9 are now on sale and can be booked on the ticket hotline 01509-414287 or email: terrystirling@

An Evening Not To Be Missed!! Friday 1st November 2013 at 7:30 pm Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust North West Group invite you to an evening with Pollyanna Pickering. Pollyanna describes her journeys to photograph, sketch and paint the worlds rarest wolves. Ashby Methodist Church, Burton Road, Ashby. Admission £5 including refreshments. All welcome. November / December 2013



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77th Leicester (Bradgate) Scout Group The Group is based in Thurcaston and all three sections (Beavers 6 to 8 years old, Cubs 8 to 10 and a half, Scouts 10 and a half to 14) meet on Monday evenings at Richard Hill School during term time. There are places available at all age groups. Everyone is made very welcome and it’s a really friendly group to be part of. Please email your enquiries to:

40th Leicester (Anstey & Newtown Linford) Scout Group The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have all had a busy few months with their annual duck race, trips to Bradgate Park, camp fires, raft races, building dens in the woods, cycling at Mallory Park, orienteering and of course camp! Here is a quick summery of what’s happening this term and how you can get involved or help out.

A New Beaver Colony To cope with the expanding waiting lists, the scout group is opening another Beaver Colony. This colony will run on a Wednesday from 5.45 - 6.45pm at the Scouts Headquarters in Anstey. The first meeting of the new group will be on Wednesday 6th November. Mandy Jordan will be the Beaver Leader for the new colony and Penny Garner will be taking over the lead for the current Thursday Colony. However to allow all these new junior members to start, we need help from adults. No experience necessary, all training provided. Looks great on your CV too!

Jumble Sale The group are holding their first Jumble Sale on Saturday 2nd November from 10am - 1pm. Please start putting your jumble to one side and take it down to Scout HQ. Don’t forget to bring your pennies and bag yourself a bargain! Bric-a-brac, toys, cakes, clothing, kitchen-ware, etc. The Jumble Sale will be held at 38-39 Leicester Road, Anstey, LE7 7AT. For further details or collection of donated goods please contact Sarah on 07792 527705.

Remembrance Parade & Service Sunday 10th November 2013 - The group will meet outside Latimer School on Latimer Street at 10.15am. There will be a full uniform inspection at 10.25am followed by a parade through Anstey up to the memorial cross by Jubilee Hall. After the service, they will parade back to Latimer Street. Why not line the streets and enjoy the parade?

Grants The Scout group is currently in the process of applying for grants as their current heating boiler is beyond economical repair. If you know of anyone who would be willing to help with either Grant applications or the acquiring or installing of a new boiler, please contact Heather Winterton ( email: ).

Dates for your diary (wow what a busy term): Wednesday 30th October 2013 - Monsters Disco 6-8pm, £2 each Saturday 2nd November 2013 - Jumble Sale at HQ. Sunday 10th November 2013 - Remembrance Sunday parade Saturday 16th November 2013 - Beavers & Cubs Swimming Gala. Sunday 23rd November 2013 - Group visit to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club v London Irish. 3pm kick off. Application deadline 30th October. For more information about the group please email Heather Winterton:


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Local Interest Choirs invited to rock around the Christmas tree CHOIRS, singers and groups are being invited to help spread the festive spirit across Loughborough this Christmas. Charnwood Borough Council is appealing for local singers to showcase their skills for a total of thirty minutes each around the town’s centrepiece Christmas tree on Sunday, December 22. Chris Traill, Charnwood Borough Council’s Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods and Community Wellbeing, said: “Christmas carols are a key part of the festive season so we are inviting choirs, school children, vocal groups and individual performers to be at the heart of our celebrations on the day. “The Council is committed to ensuring all residents have the chance to contribute to their community, so what better way than to share the fun and music of Christmas!” Carols around the Christmas tree is open to everyone. Performers simply need to register by November 4 then arrive on the day to take their place around the tree. Each half-an-hour slot should be booked in advance and includes time for each act to set up and perform. Times are available in 30 minute intervals from 11am to 3pm. For more information on performing on the day or to sign up visit or contact Sue Swain on 01509 634836.

Charnwood Arts Seeks Young People Passionate About Writing Loughborough based Charnwood Arts is on the lookout for young people passionate about writing to take part in a series of four one-day fiction-writing workshops to be held in Loughborough and Leicester this November. Anyone aged between 15 and 18 can take part. The young writers will explore and reflect on voice, what they want to say, who they want to say it to and how they’re going to say it. Participants will partake in a whole day of writing workshops covering all aspects of the art form. And at the end of the session, they will take with them a comprehensive information pack about local and national workshops, competitions and further writer development opportunities. Leading the workshops will be Leicestershire writer Divya Ghelani. A graduate of the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing MA, she holds an M.Phil in Literary Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She has published articles and short fiction in The Times, The Observer, The Bookseller’s online literary magazine, ‘Too Asian, Not Asian Enough,’ and She is also the recipient of a Writing East Midlands mentorship and has been awarded an Arts Council Grant and a Literary Consultancy Mentorship for her novel-in-progress. The two Leicester based Fiction Writing Workshops will be held on Saturday November 16th at The Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester and on Sunday 17th November at The Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester. The Workshops in Loughborough will be held on Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th at The Next Level Café, Shenton House, Leicester Road, Loughborough. All four of the workshops run from 11.00am to 4.00pm, with a 30-minute lunch break. The cost for each workshop day is £4.00 per person. For more information or to apply for a place, please email The deadline for applications is Friday 1st November, 2013. These workshops are supported by Charnwood Arts Next Level Programme and Writing East Midlands.


Local Gardening THURCASTON & CROPSTON: 30th Annual Produce & Craft Show The 30th Annual Show of the Thurcaston & Cropston Gardening Club moved from the village hall to the Richard Hill Primary School this year. This proved to be a huge success. Our new home, with its extra space and light and airy atmosphere, attracted a record number of exhibitors. Exhibits were up to their usual high standard and it was most pleasing to see so many people entering for the first time and this was reflected in the winner’s list. Mr Phil Dews retained the Sedgwick Cup for most points overall and the Challenge Trophy for the best points total by a Garden Club member. New names were Mrs Alison Briggs who won trophies for Best Exhibit in Show (3 Roses in 3 Stages) and the Orton Bowl for vase of 3 roses. Mr John Holyoake, entering for the first time, took the Novice Shield for the most overall points scored by an exhibitor who has never won a Club trophy before. The Delia Brook trophy for photography of the year award went this year to Peter Smith, after years of domination in this class by Roy Emmett. Also it was great to see a new name on the Junior Cup, Oliver Keran was joint winner with James Lacey, well done to them both. This cup is awarded to the junior who scores the most points in the adult classes. The children gave us another colourful and imaginative array of entries in the junior classes and a very special thanks to the Girl Guides and the Brownies for their excellent contributions. Cllr. David Snartt was again on hand to present the trophies, many thanks to him for finding the time to “do the honours”. Thanks also go to everyone; exhibitors, visitors and officials alike for their contributions in making it such a resounding success. Gardening Club activities and meetings for the rest of the year: Wed 13th November, 7.45 pm - An Old Fashioned Christmas – Felicity Austin Wed 11th December, 7.45 pm - Social Evening and Quiz Night It is still possible to join the Gardening Club. The membership fee is based on a pro rota basis, or £3.00 per meeting. So, if you are interested in gardening - come and give the Club a try. For more information of any of these events call Dave Haddon on (0116) 235 9758

John Storer House Gardening Club The gardening club have a monthly programme of speakers, coach trips to gardens and social events. They meet on the 2nd Thursday in the month 2 - 4pm (1st Thursday in November). Contact Mrs Y Frost (Secretary) Tel.: 01509 261445 or email: John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA The John Storer House in Loughborough is a fully-accessible community centre, serving the communities in Charnwood. It supports several Forums, where people come together to discuss and act on local needs. They welcome voluntary organisations into membership of John Storer Charnwood. For a membership pack contact jsh@johnstorercharnwood.

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The month starts with a bang at Quorn with the annual Fireworks Display, The Fallen are remembered, then to round off the year a mini gala for the steam enthusiasts will take place before the Santa trains start. There are also normal and Christmas themed Dining trains to choose from.

November On The GCR BONFIRE NIGHT On the night of the 5th let the train take the strain, there are extra trains this year, from Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North to Quorn for Leicestershire’s best bonfire night action, the bonfire will be lit at 7:30pm and fireworks start at 8pm. There will also be extra attractions to entertain you before and after the action. There is street parking at Loughborough, a car park at Rothley and Leicester North, limited parking with a priority area for disabled parking at Quorn and in the surrounding streets there will be restrictions.

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE A special remembrance service will take place at Loughborough Station on the 10th at 10:45am to remember those who paid the ultimate price for their country, there will be a speech and bugle player to play the ‘last post’. Then the 11.00 departure will leave five minutes later than advertised with a steam locomotive instead of a diesel.

STEAM ENTHUSIASTS EVENT Before Santa arrives we are holding a mini gala to round off this year’s special events on the weekend of the 16th and 17th, full details of the line up will be on the web site. Don’t forget starting Boxing Day Christmas Holiday trains will run until New Year’s Day with a special train on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the New Year.

SANTA TRAINS The man in the Red Coat is back for another season starting on Saturday, November 23, trains running every weekend until the 22nd also on Wednesday 11th and 18th and Monday and Tuesday the 23rd and 24th. It is now possible to book online.

DINING TRAINS The usual dining trains are available until the weekend of 16th and 17th then the Christmas Dining Trains take over until Boxing Day, and on New Year’s Eve there is a special train for diners and non diners to celebrate the New Year. Two extra dining trains have now been added on Wednesday, December 11th a Murder Mystery ’Tis the Season to be Murdered’ and on Wednesday, December 18th there will be an extra ‘Christmas Forester‘, these trains are ideal for a Christmas party with a difference! All dining trains and menus must be pre booked.

PREVIEW OF EVENTS FOR DECEMBER Santa trains and Christmas Dining Trains are running throughout the month with normal trains returning on Boxing Day and running every day until New Year‘s Day. Normal running resumes on the first weekend of 2014. For all the latest information visit the website at: 632323. or phone Loughborough on 01509

Dave Allen, Duty Station Master, Rothley. Photo - Visiting for the Autumn Gala from the Swanage Railway SR Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 No 34070 Manston roars through Quorn during a TPO demonstration this is when mail is picked up and dropped off the train at speed this no longer happens on the national network.


Local Interest Loughborough Naturalists Club The Club meets at the Church Rooms, Church Lane, Quorn, LE12 8DP, in the village of Quorn, near Loughborough, on the second Saturday evening of each month, at 7.30pm, from September through to April. These evening meetings are supplemented by walks in various interesting locations throughout Leicestershire. Walks are usually held on Wednesday mornings on a regular basis and usually last a couple of hours. The indoor meeting on 9th November is a talk by Dr. Patrick Harding entitled ‘The Magic of Mushrooms’. This will be an informative and humorous talk as Patrick is an excellent speaker and a knowledgeable mycologist. He is frequently described as a ‘fungi’ (fun guy) even though he does not come in the plural. He is always keen to bring together science and the arts. One never knows what might happen in his talks as he has been known to recite a relevant poem. Believe me, the ‘fun guy’ is fun. Do come along and have a wonderful evening free of charge. The Loughborough NATS is a group of people who are all interested in the local flora and fauna from plants and animals, fungi and moths, birds and fish. Anyone who thinks they may enjoy an evening looking at the natural world, can join us for any of the talks on our programme, or any of the Wednesday walks. You will be most welcome. For more details of the talks programme, or if you require a map, contact the Meetings Secretary, Doreen Webster, on 0771 340 9743 or email her at The Club also produces a quarterly magazine, Heritage, plus a newsletter giving details of the quarterly activities, both of which are available free once you become a member.

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The Magic of Mushrooms by Patrick Harding

14th December

A Journey to Antarctica by Pam Darby

2014 11th January

Wildlife in the Area by Tim Adkin

8th February

Symbiosis by Ivan Pedley

8th March

Gardening for Wildlife by Chris Edwards

12th April

AGM and Members’ Exhibition Evening

November Walk 6th November The Outwoods SSSI, Woodhouse Lane, between Loughborough and Woodhouse Eaves at 9.30am in the Car Park at the top of the hill, near the Warden’s Cottage. SK 515 159

Glenfield U3A Due to the success of the 60’s night in May - 60’s Sound have been booked again for a repeat night of live music from the 60’s on Saturday 2nd November – tickets £10 (supper included). Open to non-members. The event will be held at St Peter’s Church Centre. On Sunday 8th December 2013 the U3A will be hosting a ‘Cakes and Carols’ afternoon with carols sung by the Singing for Fun Choir to raise money for the charity VISTA – tickets £5.Open to non-members. The Memorial Hall has provisionally been booked as the venue as St Peter’s Church Hall is unavailable but this may change if a more suitable venue can be found for the choir to perform. On Tuesday 7th Jan 2014 there will be a New Year Luncheon at St Peter’s Church Centre. Bookings are being taken from stallholders for next year’s U3A Craft Fair to be held on Saturday 29th March 2014 at St Peter’s Church Hall. If you are interested in any of our activities and have entered your ‘third age’ (are retired or semi-retired) then why not join? Membership is only £1 per month + an annual fee to head office for insurance of £3.50. Please take a look at our website it is full of information and membership forms are available online. or email: or telephone Carol Knill - 0116 2919464

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Delice Deli & Cafe Matt Wright of the ‘Great Food Club’ , , introduces us to Delice...

Relax and dine in the café before stocking up on top quality continental and local produce in the deli. Under its French owner’s influence, Delice is a beacon of good food in Loughborough… Delice is a deli and café situated on Baxter Gate in central Loughborough. The town’s only deli, it is a good place to enjoy a relaxed morning coffee before stocking up on fine cheeses, charcuterie, oils and breads, including homemade gluten-free varieties. On one side of Delice is a relatively large café seating area, while on the other is a deli counter selling carefully chosen produce, both local and continental. In charge of selecting the stock are Laurent and Sharon Gerbet, aided by Grant Carter. Laurent comes from Dijon in France, while his partner Sharon and assistant Grant are local to the region. The French part of the trio was once head chef to the admiral on board French aircraft carrier the Jeanne D’Arc. His military experience means he is unlikely to be phased by anything his deli can throw at him. Laurent says: “On the ship I often started my working days at 7am and finished at around 10pm. And on one journey around Cape Horn it was so rocky I was on a drip as I couldn’t eat for two days due to sea-sickness.” These days Laurent enjoys a less stressful life making his own patés and gluten-free breads, as well as seeking out top quality food and drink. His French roots and culinary experience shine through and help to make Delice what it is. “I enjoy French and continental food but I also love local produce,” he says. “We’re always on the look-out for exceptional food and drink made in the region and like to mix the best of local with the best of French.” Hard working and passionate about good food, Laurent, Sharon and Grant take a stall selling fresh bread at Loughborough Farmers’ Market every second Wednesday of the month and run an evening bistro on Thursdays and Fridays. One of Delice’s specialities is raclette – a Swiss cow’s milk cheese heated and scraped out over a plate of charcuterie and vegetables. Delice also offers an outside catering service. Opening times are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Wednesday; 8.30am to 9.30pm Thursday to Friday; 9am-5pm Saturday; and 10am-3pm Sunday. 7-8 Baxter Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1TG | 01509 210013

Élan Hair Design Storms into it’s Third Year of Business! The professional team of stylists and apprentices has doubled in size since opening in early 2011 and continues to go from strength to strength! As a client focused salon they feel it is vital to regularly up skill their stylists so that they can offer the very latest trends. Both Sheona and Charlotte have recently been trained in Racoon hair extensions which adds yet more depth to the fantastic list of services on offer. We spoke to Becki Heather, Managing Director of Élan: “I have been a hairdresser now for 20 years and I am still just as passionate about my work as I was on day one! I began my training at Jackie Walkers in Loughborough before being offered a fantastic opportunity to work at Mantini's Hair salon in Leicester where I was extremely lucky to be mentored by Paulo Mantini himself. Being taught by a true professional in the industry has led me to run Élan Hair Design with the finest service through individual care and attention to detail and we hope that all of our clients have a relaxed and enjoyable experience every time they come to the salon.” Élan also offers a model school every other Wednesday morning. Hannah, their budding apprentice, is always looking for models, with experienced stylist Sara on hand to help her every step of the way... if you are interested then why not give them a call? Located in the heart of Rothley village Élan offer a free consultation with one of the team, you can book an appointment or just pop in. Not only does this gorgeous salon offer a friendly, professional experience from start to finish but they also have a fabulous ‘recommend a friend’ offer which gives you a lovely discount to say Thank You!!

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SOME FUN CHRISTMAS FACTS. . . The word ‘Christmas’ means ‘Mass of Christ’, later shortened to ‘Christ-Mass’. The even shorter form ‘Xmas’ – first used in Europe in the 1500s – is derived from the Greek alphabet, in which X is the first letter of Christ’s name: Xristos, therefore ‘X-Mass’. Christmas traditions vary from culture to culture. Finns often visit saunas on Christmas Eve, while Portuguese revellers hold a feast on Christmas Day for the living and the dead (extra places are set for the souls of the deceased). In Greece, some believe that goblins called kallikantzeri run wild during the 12 days of Christmas, and most Greeks don’t exchange presents until Jan. 1, St. Basil’s Day. Thanks to their geographic location, most Australians and New Zealanders enjoy Christmas on the beach or at barbecues and Spain hosts the world’s largest lottery. Meanwhile a town in southern Germany has come up with a novel way for people to get rid of their Christmas trees - a tree throwing championships! People just bring along their old trees and see how far they can throw them. There are three different tree throwing categories - ‘Weitwurf’ (javelin-style), ‘Hammerwurf’ (hammer-style) and ‘Hochwurf’ (high jump-style). Each person’s distances are added up to find out the overall champion. Sounds like fun!!

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Ashby Square in Loughborough, just of Market Street, has individual boutique shops where you can take the time to browse around and can find something just a little bit different. Some of the shops on Ashby Square are: Fleurs en Fleur is a boutique florist and gift shop which was established 8 years ago from the kitchen table. The family run business provides flowers for all occasions, a treat for yourself or a tribute for a loved one, priding themselves in always having a large and varied selection of fresh flowers, plants and gifts. It’s the little blue shop situated on the corner of Ashby Square. La Coiffure have successfully built a reputation of salon excellence, as they believe passionately about analysing their client’s needs. It’s all about versatility, individuality and listening to their clients. Sweet Treats is a traditional sweet shop with a modern twist which provides over 200 jars of sweets, even penny ones, as well as gifts, sweet trees and arrangements. They can also help with that special occasion or party with a sweet buffet, party bags or sweet cart hire service. And, after 15 years success on Ashby Square Divine are relocating to Leicester’s Silver Arcade on November 16th. Fabulous frocks, gorgeous gowns and bridesmaid dresses will all still be available at their gorgeous new boutique.

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Women’s football is on the rise, as is local club Syston Town Ladies & Girls FC!

The Syston Town girls are celebrating the success of three of their team mates after recent trials saw them selected to play for Leicester City! Bailey Jackson (U13’s) and Mercedes White (U15’s) have joined the centre of excellence whilst Paige Gunn (photographed above) has signed for City’s senior women’s team. Head Coach Rich Gunn said: “All three players have worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve their success. Syston Town Ladies & Girls FC fully support player development and look forward to following the girls future success with Leicester City.” Syston Town field three teams in the Leicester City and County League; the Under 9/10’s Hornets, managed by Jennie 0’Reilly, the Under 13 Bees, managed by Hollie Gunn and the Under 15’s Wasps, managed by Adey Hall. They also have the Academy Girls (The Bumbles) Managed and Coached by Rich Gunn, Sally Smith & Megan Dighton. The FREE academy takes place every Saturday morning at at Memorial Park, Necton Street, Syston,LE7 8HF from 10am to 11.30am. Just turn up , have fun and make new friends! Syston Town Ladies, managed/coached by Rich Gunn & Assisted by Sally Smith, are playing their second season in the Leicester Women’s Senior League and are currently on the lookout for new players. For further information visit the clubs website : or email Rich Gunn :

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Local Entertainment Dick Whittington

The Wizard of Oz

The Latimer Players production of Dick Whittington by John Morley will take place in the Memorial Hall, Thurcaston from 28th - 30th November. Evening performances start at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on the 30th.

‘We’re off to see the Wizard’ at Bradgate Drama Society’s production of the Wizard of Oz. This year’s Christmas show promises an exciting musical journey as Dorothy, with her friends the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man, makes her way to the Land of Oz.

Come along and boo the baddies and cheer the goodies as we follow Dick Whittington on his travels to find fame and fortune. See him make friends with Tommy the cat and the good people of London as he tries to achieve his ambition of becoming Lord Mayor of London. His task is not made easy by King Rat, who tries to disgrace his good name, but he is helped by Tinkle, the Fairy of the Bells, who makes sure that good triumphs over evil. On his journey to rid Morocco of rats, he and his new friends are shipwrecked on a desert island and captured by the Sultan and his henchmen but, in true pantomime style, they all live happily ever after and Dick marries the girl of his dreams!

‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ to Newtown Linford Village Hall for performances at 7.30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 28th, 29th. and 30th and a matinee on Saturday afternoon at 2.30. Tickets are £7 and although you may be able to get them ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, you’ll probably be better off ringing Sally on 01530 242263 or by e-mailing us at ‘If I only had a Brain’ I’d be going too!

Tickets are available from Anna Lacey, 121 Leicester Road, Thurcaston 0116 2362692. Adults £6.50, Children 6-12 £3.50, Under 5 Free with a ticket.

Charnwood Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary GALA concert In a whole year of celebrations, Charnwood Orchestra highlights its Gala Concert on November 30th: 40 years ago its founder and conductor, Jo O’Reilly first raised his baton for this new orchestra in Rawlins College, Quorn. Although the orchestra has undoubtedly moved a long way forward, some of us can still remember our founder most fondly. The concert is on Saturday November 30th in Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough and will start at 7.30pm. It is a GALA concert in several ways: we’re having birthday music (Stravinski’s Greeting Prelude); two concertos with two soloists (Saint Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with Tom Bowes as our violin soloist and Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsody with Thomas Caldecote playing clarinet); celebration music (Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture and Poulenc’s Les Biches) and to round off what will be a really exciting evening, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas. After the concert, the audience is invited to a (free) birthday party with the players and soloists including a birthday cake, and bubbly. Tickets will cost £15 (concessions £14.00) and £3 for accompanied children under 16. They are available from the Box Office: 07718153117, or by emailing or from members of the orchestra or on the door. Further details about the Orchestra and the pieces we are playing are on our website:

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The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Barrow Youth Theatre, the junior group of Barrow Panto Group, are proud to present the musical “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November starting at 7.00 at Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Cotes Road, Barrow LE12 8JU. There is also a matinee on Saturday starting at 2.00pm. This show will amaze you with the talent and enthusiasm of our young cast. After their triumphant production of Alice in Wonderland last year, their ambition knows no bounds. With wonderful costumes and spectacular scenery, you can be confident of a terrific entertainment. You will enter the magical land of Narnia, the land behind the wardrobe door where animals talk, trees can walk, a white witch covers the landscape with snow and bewitches someone with Turkish Delight, and where a mighty lion rescues whoever is in trouble. C.S. Lewis’ first tale of Narnia is loved by children and adults all over the world and this story now comes to vibrant life on stage in Irita Kutchmy’s musical adaptation. Just come and see the wardrobe door open: you will never believe what you see! Tickets are priced at £7 and £5 (concessions) and can be bought from The Paper Shop, High Street, Barrow; or from the Box Office on 07718153117 or judithrodgers155@



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Local Entertainment & Events FILM : Thurcaston & Cropston Film Presentations From Thurcaston & Cropston Parish Council This epic musical drama “Les Misérables” had great power. Anne Hathaway deserved her Oscar as Best Supporting Actress. Hugh Jackman won an Oscar nomination for his fearless portrayal of the convict Jean Valjean who only just survived starvation. Even those who had already seen this film on the big screen, were still entranced. “Hyde Park on Hudson” will be shown on Friday November 8th and lasts 94 minutes.

The British Methodist Youth Choir The British Methodist Youth Choir will be “In Concert” at Mountsorrel Methodist Church on Saturday November 2nd commencing at 7pm. We are pleased that the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr. Sandie Forrest, and her consort will be in attendance together with representatives from the local Parish Council. Tickets are now on sale, £6 each, from Geoff. Wainwright – tel. 0116 237 6979 or email: The choir will also be sharing in the Sunday Morning Service which will commence at 10.30am to which everyone is welcome.

ART: Woodhouse Eaves Art Group Annual Exhibition This British comedy is set in the Hudson Valley and features King George V1 and our Queen Mother on the first trip across the Atlantic for a reigning British monarch. World War 11 is looming and our king is on a diplomatic mission to secure allied support, led by President Roosevelt, played brilliantly by Bill Murray. The recent best-ever version of “Great Expectations” will be shown on Friday December 13th and lasts 128 minutes. This fresh version of the Charles Dickens classic has distinguished actors: Ralph Fiennes; Robbie Coltrane; David Walliams. It promises to be an entertaining film before Christmas. Thurcaston and Cropston Parish Council will be showing these films at Thurcaston Memorial Hall. Starting at 7:30pm, tickets cost £4.50 and concessions are £4. The price includes refreshments and a lucky prize draw. Advanced tickets can be purchased via the parish office 0116 236 7626 or at the door.

Woodhouse Eaves Art Group is putting on its Annual Exhibition on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November from 10.30am to 4.30pm in Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall, Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves. Woodhouse Eaves Art Group – a large group of talented amateur artists – has been going for more than 30 years. Their exhibitions are part of the local calendar: there are reasonably-priced watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media works and drawings to enjoy in a friendly atmosphere. Many of the artists will be on hand for a chat. There will also be home-made cakes and refreshments. Woodhouse Eaves Art Group meets every Friday (except for holidays) to paint and draw at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall. Some members are very experienced artists and others are learners. People work in a variety of styles and in different media – from traditional watercolour landscapes to abstract collage and mixed media work. Tutor Mary Byrne gives advice individually.

Quorn Festive Art & Craft Trail Over 50 stalls at four venues in village. Passport to all venues £2, children under 16 free. Many fine art and craft stalls: paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, woodturning, natural soaps, candles, handbags, greetings cards, linens, plants & garden gifts, food stalls: preserves, home-made cakes, Xmas puddings & mincemeat. Proceeds to Rainbows Children’s Hospice and The Bridge. Sunday 1st December, 11am – 5pm. Village Christmas Lights switched on at 4pm


Local Entertainment & Events Loughborough RSPB Local Group 1st December 2013 Loughborough RSPB Local Group invite you to join them on a coach trip to Titchwell RSPB reserve in Norfolk. Depart from Loughborough University at 8.00 am, fare £18. Booking is essential for this trip. 13th December 2013 Loughborough RSPB Local Group present a talk on The Long Journey North by Colin Green. 8 years ago, this well known photographer started a journey to record the wildlife found to the north - from his Loughborough home, onto Scotland and ending in the Arctic. This is the story behind the book he produced. The talk will be held in the Lecture Theatre at the Brockington Building Loughborough University at 7.45pm. Price: £3 Group Members, £3.50 Non members, LU Students with SU card gratis.

FILM: Woodhouse Eaves Cinema presents… A Private Function Wednesday 27th November 2013 – 7.30pm In a small town in 1947, a group of businessmen want to impress the local government by throwing a big party to celebrate the royal wedding. However, their plans to slaughter an illegally raised pig go awry when it is stolen. Directed by Malcolm Mowbray, starring Michael Palin, Maggie Smith & Denholm Elliott. British comedy, 15, Run time: 1 hr 34 mins.

16th December 2013 Loughborough RSPB Local Group have a Wildlife Walk at Watermead Park near Leicester at 10am until 12 noon. Meet at the car park - SK607113. Full details of all of the events including finding the venue, booking the trips etc can be found on the group’s website:

Rachmaninoff - The Man And His Music By Barry Collett Saturday 9th November 2013, 10.30am - 4.30pm, The Old School Rooms, School Street, Rothley. Sergei Rachmaninoff is now one of the most popular composers, yet he went to his grave convinced that his music would not last. His life was torn in two by the Russian Revolution, yet after that event he became one of the world’s greatest pianists. This day course will look at the composer’s career and play a lot of his wonderful music. Presented by Barry Collett who founded the 75 strong Rutland Sinfonia in 1975 and conducted all of its concerts for the first 26 seasons. Barry has made 11 recordings both as conductor and pianist and was presented with honorary life membership of the Elgar Society for conducting all of Elgar’s orchestral music.

Whitwick & District U3A The November General Meeting of Whitwick and District U3A will include a presentation by Kevin Barfield on The Life and Works of George Formby, the comedy actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became the UK’s highest-paid entertainer in the 1940s. Come along to St. David’s Church Hall, Broomleys, Coalville on Friday, 15th November to be entertained by our speaker and discover all that our U3A has to offer. Please arrive at 1.45 for a 2.00pm start. More details can be found at:

The Ladies Circle, Rothley

Barry presented our first music event in March this year on the Life and Work of Sir Edward Elgar.

Tuesday 5th November 2.30pm - Freda Pentelow: ‘Autumn Flowers’ ( demonstration)

Early enrolment advised to secure a place. Booking essential with £5 course fee. Further information from Marion Vincent 0116 2375156 or John Laurance 01509 889757. Organised by the Birstall and Rothley Branch of the WEA with their financial support.

Tuesday 19th November 2.30pm - cancellation of speaker so will be an open meeting

Please send bookings to John Laurance 33 Loughborough Road, Hoton, Loughborough, Leics. LE12 5SF. Cheques payable to WEA Birstall and Rothley Branch. Please include names(s), address, email and phone number. November / December 2013

Tuesday 3rd December - Lunch at Birstall Golf Club (members only) December 15th Carol Service 4pm. All of the above (except for the lunch on the 3rd December) will be at the Methodist Hall, Howe Lane. Rothley.



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Crossword Page This month’s Quick Crossword... ACROSS 5. Destruction or chaos (5) 6. Colour in a rainbow (6) 7. Work place (6) 9. Cartographers (9) 11. What Jack & Jill used to fetch water (4) 12. Form a word (5) 14. Baking chamber (4) 15. What’s at the end of a lit cigar (3) 16. Pen fluid (3) 17. Alcoholic beverage (4) 19. Bald bird (5) 21. Sound repeat (4) 23. Egg-shaped fruits (9) 26. ____ of Liberty (6) 27. An Alien ‘kidnap’ (6) 28. Singer with Cher (5)

September / October’s Crossword Solution DOWN 1. Fish with sharp teeth (7) 2. ‘Bah’ animal (5) 3. Game points (5) 4. Large knife (7) 8. A Spelunker explores this (4) 9. Mosquito disease (7) 10. People who enjoy cigarettes (7) 12. Not he (3) 13. Fib (3) 18. Quality of a rubber band (7) 20. Sprocket (4) 22. Get your ears lowered (7) 24. Fat (5) 25. Approves (5)


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OUT AND ABOUT Saturday 09 & Sunday 10 November 7th Artspace Art Fair

Saturday 02 November | Abbey Park Bonfire Be dazzled by Leicester’s biggest bonfire and firework display and enjoy this fantastic family event with food stalls and live entertainment on stage presented by Sam and Amy from Gem 106. In addition to the main fireworks there is also a children’s firework display which is quieter and especially themed for a younger audience. Abbey Park , Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ | 5pm 9.30pm | Tel: 0116 2221000 | Adults £6, concs. £4 on gate.

Saturday 02 November | Gunpowder Plot Find out the true story of the Gunpowder Plot, with renactments, talks and gunpowder demonstrations. Artspace is back in Woodhouse Eaves for its 7th Art Fair, held this year in the main village hall. This vibrant group of practising artists has a spectacular new show of paintings, prints, ceramics and textile art. The fair is the culmination of a busy year for Artspace members who have exhibited widely since they were last in Woodhouse Eaves. Come and enjoy this original selection and meet the artists.

Adults £2 / Children £1 | 11am - 3pm | Donington le Heath Manor House, Manor Road, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW | Tel: 01530 831 259

Light refreshments available. 10am - 4pm | Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves LE12 8RZ

LOCAL GROUPS Saturday 02 November | Richard III: The Leicester Connection Come along on a Blue Badge Guided Walk to find out about Leicester’s Connection to Kind Richard III. The walk will last around 2 hours. Starting at Leicester Cathedral, this walking tour takes you to all the significant sites in Leicester that are associated with King Richard III, the king who lost both his kingdom and his life on the battlefield in 1485. Tel: 0116 2994444 | Meet at Leicester Cathedral, St. Martin’s House, Leicester, LE1 5DE | £4 per person

Tuesday 05 November | Ladies Circle, Rothley The Ladies Circle will be treated to a demonstration by Freda Pentelow: Autumn Flowers. Ladies Circle, Methodist Hall, Howe Lane, Rothley | For Information please contact Pam Floyd at 0116 2374111 | 2.30pm

Wednesday 06 November | Bradgate Flower Club Bradgate Flower Club return to its regular venue at Newtown Linford Village Hall (LE6 0AE). Jean Fordham of Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, is the guest demonstrator and she will explore “Memories of Village Life.” The meeting starts at 7.30pm | Visitors are welcome - a charge of £5 is made | Details from Lilian Coleman on 0116 2363191.

Thursday 07 November | Charity Whist Drive The next in the series of Charity Whist Drives organised by Derek Farr. All players welcome. Admission £2 | 7.30pm | Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley.

Saturday 07 & 08 November | Bradgate Flower Club Flower Festival How far is it to Bethlehem? Refreshments, plants, chocolates, charity stall and cards in the Memorial Hall. 10:30am - 4pm | St. Peters Church, Copt Oak, LE67 9QB.

Saturday 09 November | Table Top & Craft Fayre Bric a Brac, Crafts, Cakes, Jewellery & Beads, Refreshments, £1 stall & Tombola. Stalls £7 – booking essential. Admission 50p – children free. Ample free parking. Proceeds in aid of St. Peter’s Church Copt Oak. Copt Oak Memorial Hall, Whitwick Road - LE67 9QB (next to Copt Oak Pub) | 1pm - 3.30pm | 0116 2674746


LOCAL GROUPS Saturday 09 November | Autumn Charity Fair Mountsorrel Memorial Hall invites you to its annual Autumn Charity Fair from 10am to 12noon on Saturday 9th November. Come and pick up some bargains whilst supporting your local charities. Admission : 30p, Concessions 20p. Refreshments are available.

Saturday 09 November | Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Research UK Join the Leicester branch of Cancer Research UK for a coffee and browse their stalls which include a cake stall, plants, gifts, toys, books, tombola, Phoenix Cards, as new clothes and a raffle. The perfect place to pick up some Christmas presents. The Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley | 10am to 12noon | Entrance to include Coffee/tea and biscuits £1.

Sunday 10 November | Art Deco Fair at Beaumanor Hall Specialist dealers offering lighting, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, prints, glassware and a variety of high quality items from the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, art and crafts and early post war periods. 10am - 4pm | £3 per person | Tel: 01509 890 119 | Beaumanor Hall, Beaumanor Drive, Old Woodhouse, Leicestershire, LE12 8TX

Wednesday 13 November | Friends of Charnwood Forest ‘Meet The Members Dinner’ in Newtown Linford 7.15pm to 7.45pm. To assist our preparations and to help you in case of any change to the arrangements, please tell us you are coming Website: | | 01530 245373

Friday 15 November | Trio Manouche - Gypsy Swing Centre Stage Presents Trio Manouche one of the UK’s leading Gypsy Swing acts, performing the works of Django Reinhardt and their own original swing compositions and songs. Licensed bar available. Tickets: £9 adult & £7 child | 7.30pm | Thringstone House Community Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leicestershire LE67 8NU Telephone 01530 222337 | email: | website:

Saturday 16 November | Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH Broom Leys Choral Society and Shepshed Singers with Charnwood Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Goff. Tickets £10 (under 16s free) in advance from choir members | Tel: 01530 454011 | email: Tel: 01455 290840 | email: | 7.30pm | Emmanuel Church Loughborough

Saturday 16 November | Science of the Timelords Celebrate 50 amazing years with a look at the science behind Doctor Who. Normal admission prices apply. Adult £13, Child (5-16)* £11, concessions £11, Under 5 FREE. 10am - 5pm | National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS | Tel: 0845 605 2001

Thursday 28 November | Jools Holland And His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Jools will perform tracks spanning his career, as well as songs from his latest album. Melanie C joins him with guest vocalists, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. Tickets £35.50 | 7.30pm | De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU | Tel: 0116 233 3111

Saturday 23 November | Messy Church All Children welcome whatever the age - Carers, parents, grandparents, Aunts and Uncles etc come and join in the fun of craft activities and share a meal. For more info please ring Sue Waiwright on 07585557548 3 - 5pm | Methodist Hall, Howe Lane, Rothley

Saturday 30 November | Christmas Bazaar Christmas Bazaar in aid of St Paul’s Church. Tombola, books, crafts and refreshments with fun for all. 1:30-3:30 pm | Village Hall, Woodhouse Eaves, 50p entry fee

Saturday 30 November | Coffee Morning Coffee Morning raising funds for the church. Cakes,tombola,and lucky packets for Christmas. Please support our 190 year old church. Methodist Church,Howe Lane Rothley | 10 - 12 noon November / December 2013


PETS CORNER “Dinner’s In The Dog!” It can be hard to resist spoiling your beautiful fury friend with a special treat from the dinner table. But as wise pet owners know, many human foods can be unsafe for your pet because we have vastly different nutritional needs from them. Even some kinds of food that they love and beg for might wreak havoc on your lovable furball’s digestive system. A Pets at Home survey found 85 per cent of adults admit to feeding their cat or dog non-pet food on a daily basis! Cheese is one of the most popular ‘human foods’ that we give to our pets but both dogs and cats can struggle to process dairy and the high salt content can be harmful to them. Chocolate, coffee and tea are also bad for our fury friends. Chocolate contains theobromine, a chemical like caffeine, which can kill pets even in small doses. Caffeine itself can lead to heart palpitations and fits. Fruit is also not necessarily good for our pets either and in some cases can cause kidney failure, grapes and raisins are especially toxic and in some cases small dogs have died after as few as four grapes. An unbalanced diet can lead to all sorts of nasty conditions for your pets including chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Pet food is actually more nutritionally balanced than human food. In general we humans tend to eat all sorts of high fat, processed and generally unhealthy foods (including refined grains, white flour, added sugars, chemical food additives and other toxic ingredients) on a daily basis, which, when fed to pets, can end up giving our beloved four legged family members a much lower quality of (and shorter) life than healthier pet food fed pets. So be wise... feed your pet a well balanced specially designed pet food diet and have a healthier happier pet!


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CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES AL MiLLARD Lingerie..................... 27 Ashby Jewellers............................. 42 Caroline James.............................. 57 Cathy Stephens Jewellery.............. 43 Divine Ladieswear.......................... 45 Jennings.........................................39 MB Sign Design.............................. 46 Stuarts Leather & Travel Goods..... 42

EDUCATION Grace Dieu Manor School.............. 48 OLCS..............................................49 Rawlins - Adult Courses................. 49 Richard Hill School Charity............. 48 Woodhouse Day Nursery............... 49

FLOWERS Fleurs en Fleur............................... 45 The Flower Shop............................ 66 Lily & Grace.................................... 36

FOOD, DRINK & VENUES The Bradgate..........................38 + 46 Bradgate Events - Marquee Hire ..... 50 Budgens Supermarket.................... 59 Delice - Deli & Cafe........................ 34 Farmers Market.............................. 66 Flying Horse................................... 11 Griffin Inn........................................ 44 The Manor House at Quorn............ 40 M.E. Roberts Butchers................... 39 The Old Fashioned Milk Co............ 47 Quorn Grange Hotel....................... 36 Rose Garden Tea Room................. 66 Sweet Treats.................................. 45 Vintage Afternoon Teas.................. 66 The Wheatsheaf Inn....................... 46 Woodcock Farm Shop.................... 39

GARDEN Bentley’s Garden Buildings............ 68 Birstall Garden Centre...................... 7 Charnwood Paving......................... 53 Charnwood Tree Services.............. 52 Delegate.........................................25 Garden Blueprints.......................... 52

GARDEN continued... LB Landscaping.............................. 52 Neil Johnson Landscaping............. 53 Roecliffe Tree Surgery.................... 53 Sevenoaks Garden Centre............. 41

HAIR & BEAUTY Aqua Hair....................................... 56 Elan Hair Design............................ 34 Elite Hairstyles................................ 59 The Hair & Beauty Gallery.............. 66 La Coiffure...................................... 45 Shake to Shape.............................. 56 Top Nails.........................................56 Zoe’s Mobile Hairdressing.............. 66

HEALTH Charnwood Hearing Centre............ 65 Charnwood Physiotherapy............. 65 Clare Satchell Reflexology............. 34 Quorndon Care............................... 59

HOME ABD Picture Framing...................... 65 Ablutions.........................................67 Absolute Window Solutions.............. 2 Ancient & Modern........................... 25 Anstey Homecrafts......................... 65 Ashby Decorators Centre............... 15 Ashby Stoves................................... 8 Broughtons....................................... 8 Charnwood Conservatories.............. 4 Charn. Oaks Roofing & Building..... 15 Charnwood Oakwrights.................. 14 Clock Doctor................................... 25 Coalville Decorator Centre............. 14 CV Lane........................................... 6 DeVol......................................20 + 21 DG Plumbing.................................. 65 Doughty Bathrooms........................ 18 Glenwood Interiors........................... 6 Graham Botterill............................. 25 Holme Tree Kitchens...................... 18 Ibstock Kitchens............................... 6 Just Frames.................................... 65 Keller Construction........................... 5 The Light House............................... 6

HOME continued... Loft Storage Solutions...................... 5 Logburners Ltd................................. 3 Low Woods..................................... 37 Martin Allen Flooring....................... 24 My Spa UK....................................... 3 Parker Tiling................................... 25 Peter Smith Kitchens........................ 3 Putts...............................................24 Roger McNulty................................ 25 RSJ Roofing................................... 15 Simon Shuttlewood Upholstery...... 65 Terry Allen Painter & Decorator...... 65 Woodcock Farm Xmas Trees......... 42 Wreake Valley Flooring................... 24 Your Blinds..................................... 25

LEISURE & EVENTS Brothers Fury - Book Release........... 48 East Midlands Helicopters.............. 37 Field Head Christmas Events......... 41 Just Bikes....................................... 66 Rawlins Christmas Craft Fair.......... 41 Santa Steam Trains........................ 36 Snibston Fireworks Sparktacular.... 50 Sounds Like Swing......................... 50

MOTORS Cropston Garage............................ 65 Top Gear (Services) Ltd................. 46 Vee Dub Services Ltd..................... 34

PETS Anstey Cattery................................ 62 Glebe Von Wood............................ 62 Posh Paws..................................... 63 Retreat Boarding Kennels.............. 62 The Veterinary Surgery.................. 62 Walks n All...................................... 62

PROFFESIONAL SERVICES Alexanders Estate Agents.............. 30 Ask Accountancy............................ 66 Dodds Solicitors LLP...................... 63 Lee Cooper Funeral Directors........ 63 Lightowler Design........................... 25



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The Bradgate Magazine November 2013  
The Bradgate Magazine November 2013  

THE local community magazine for Charnwood, Leicestershire