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JUNE / JULY 2014 | ISSUE 8



June / July 2014 - Issue 8



June / July 2014 - Issue 8



June / July 2014 - Issue 8



June / July 2014 - Issue 8

June / July ‘14 edition

Welcome... The Vine! Welcome to the June/July edition of The Vine. In this month’s magazine we’re delighted to bring you a range of articles and information covering not just the normal news and features, but also regional shows and festivals, just the ticket for the summer, especially if the lovely weather of late stays with us.

Summer Staycation..........34

Talking of such...this July sees Ashby Show celebrate its centenary year!! It’s incredible to think that this local agricultural show has so successfully thrived over the decades (and even outlasted so many bigger shows) - to see what all the fuss is about take a look at page 37 for more information. Additionally, on page 19, why not bring family and friends along to the country’s biggest Festival of Archaeology (12th - 26th July) - with exhibitions, digs, guided walks and talks all on offer, there’s plenty to get involved with in discovering our archaeological heritage. A preview event (22nd June) being held at Snibston Discovery Museum might also be one to look out for. Our Feature this month is on Coalville - with a lot going on in this bustling little town this summer, head to page 29 to take a look at things to do, see and visit.

100th Ashby Show...........37

As ever we have a packed ‘events diary’ on pages 48 and 49, have a look to see if you’d like to get involved in some of the activities on offer in our great locality, but for now, please, read on and we hope, enjoy this month’s edition of The Vine...

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Holiday Fashion Trends....44

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Local Charity News Charity Whist Drive The next in the series of Charity Whist Drives organised by Derek Farr will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 12th June. Admission £2.00. All players welcome. Large free car park. The Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley.

Raise The Roof For Rainbows Sunday 8th June 2014, 2:30pm & 7:30pm Singing for Fun returns with the Rainbows Hospice Choir and friends in a lighthearted and family-friendly programme, with plenty of opportunity for audience participation. Go along and hear 300 voices raise the roof for this wonderful local hospice! Tickets: Matinee : £8 / £10 | Evening : £10 / £12 | Box office: 0116 233 3111 De Montfort Hall, Granville Road , Leicester LE1 7RU

Conquering Snowdonia for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust Leicestershire’s Lucy Sturgess takes on the 3 tiered challenge “10 years ago, aged 17 I lost my best friend Lizzie to Cystic Fibrosis. We had met at pony club age 10 and then

attended secondary school together, and within that time grew up alongside each other. It was such a sad loss, and a life taken of someone very determined and ambitious and so young.

I decided then that I wanted to raise money to help the lives of those with CF and back in 2004 took part in a charity skydive for the Cystic fibrosis Trust. The support was overwhelming - and very touching, raising over £4,000 for the charity thanks to some very kind and generous donations. Ten years on and many things have changed within that time, but there are memories which cannot be taken away and a cause which remains very close to my heart. I have now decided to take part in a new charity challenge which will be taking place within Snowdonia National Park on August 24th. I shall be cycling 17km, hiking Mount Snowdon and then taking part in a 3km kayak all within a single day. Training is underway, and I am working towards building fitness and am out on my bike most days now in training! Its certainly going to be a challenge, but all for a very worth cause which will fund vital research and also help the lives of those with CF along with their families. I aim to raise £1,500 - and I need all the help I can get! My online sponsorship page can be found at www.justgiving. com/lucysturgess2014 and should anyone wish to make a donation it would be most gratefully received.

Lucy Sturgess”

Left photo: At pony club where Lizzie (left) and Lucy (right) first met | Middle photo: Together at the school prom aged 16, (Lucy left, Lizzie right) | Right photo: Lucy now - promoting her forthcoming challenge. Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting over 10,000 people in the UK. Even though life expectancy has increased, only half live to see their 40th birthday. The CF Trust’s research programme helps develop treatments that limit the impact of cystic fibrosis, and hope to one day find a treatment to beat it for good. 1 in 25 of us, about 2 million people in the UK, carries the faulty gene that causes CF, most without knowing it. If two carriers have a baby, there is a 1 in 4 chance that the child will have cystic fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them. Further information can be found on their website:


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Local Charity News RACE: Watermead Challenge 2014

Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation

The fifth Watermead Challenge charity run takes place on Tuesday 8th July at 7pm at Watermead Country Park, Syston , Leicester LE7 1PD.

Afternoon Tea at Ulverscroft Grange

As usual the event is organised by The Rotary Club of the Wreake Valley, there are both five and three mile runs to participate in. This is your opportunity to set a personal best time or enter a run for the first time. The course is mostly off road on flat tracks around the lovely lakes of Watermead Country Park. The event regularly attracts over two hundred entrants so don’t delay and get your entry in today.

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with strawberries and cream, selection of sandwiches, home made scones and cakes. All served on vintage English bone china. Enjoy magnificent views over Leicestershire, and, weather permitting, have your tea “al fresco” on our terrace. A selection of music will be played during the afternoon.

Full entry details can be found at: www.wreakevalleyrotary. This years event supports ‘The Text “Ellis” Campaign’ which is a local Leicestershire charity based in Syston. The Text “Ellis” Campaign was set up to help fund research into a cure for MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. With the condition so rare and unknown, it is difficult to raise funds through the usual government channels which is why fundraising is so vital to this campaign. For more information about the campaign and MECP2 Duplication Syndrome visit the website:

Saturday 7th June - 3 - 5pm | £9.50 per person.

Advanced booking essential.

New This Summer! Our Guided Woodland Walks Every Tuesday at 1.30pm. available £4.95 each.

Take-away lunch packs

Call 01530 244914 or email:

Colour Blast Dash Sunday 22 June 2014, 9:30am Following the success of last year’s Run The Rainbow, The Laura Centre is running the event again but under the new name of Colour Blast Dash. As last year you will start the 5km run dressed in sparkling white but you will finish covered in rainbow powder paint. This is a fun event that is open to all ages with a specific event aimed at children. If you want to have great fun whilst raising money for TLC and The Foxes Foundation visit the web site and book you place now. Melton Country Park, Melton Mowbray. For further details see:

LOROS: Welland Valley Wander A new event on the scenic tour calendar for classic cars, raised £1800 for LOROS in 2013. Andrew Duerden, organiser of the Welland Valley Wander, handed over the cheque to Adrian Walker of LOROS at Kilworth House Hotel. The event, which is being run again this year on Sunday 10 August, will finish at the beautiful Kilworth House near Lutterworth. “We are very lucky”, said Andrew “ the hotel has offered to provide afternoon tea for all the participants at the finish in the wonderful log cabin, known as The Staging Post, next to the open-air theatre in the estate grounds”. The route is just over 100 miles in length and starts after breakfast from Foxton Locks near Market Harborough, before heading towards Rutland, following the River Welland. Participants will then travel south towards Oundle before coming back across Northamptonshire to finish at Kilworth House. A detailed roadbook gives easy to use route directions along with a descriptive narrative about places along the way. One of the features of the event is that it finds interesting places that may not be obvious to all taking part. The event is being run again to raise funds for LOROS. Vintage and Classic cars of all ages are most welcome. Details and entry forms are available on the website:



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Local Charity News HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BRAIN TUMOURS? Knowing more about Brain Tumours could help save the lives of those you love! On June 14th 2014, 65 cyclists will be riding from Rothley to Thornham, in Norfolk, to raise as much money as they can for The Jake McCarthy Foundation raising awareness of brain tumours. The Jake McCarthy Foundation was set up in January 2013 in memory of local lad Jake McCarthy, a 24 year old who sadly passed away while on holiday in Thailand due to an undiagnosed brain tumour. Jake had been experiencing headaches on a daily basis for 6 weeks before he went away & was told he had migraines, unfortunately this was not the case & Jake suffered a seizure. Jake underwent surgery to remove the brain tumour but tragically for his family he never regained consciousness and passed away on 24th December 2012. The foundation aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours and ensure early diagnosis. They would like to help fund research, as the spend on research into brain tumours is relatively low at less than 1% of the cumulative national cancer research spending in the UK.

FACT: In the past 10 years, there has been a 16% increase in deaths from brain tumours. Not all headaches are ‘migraines’, Jake was one of the unlucky ones but the foundation wants to prevent other families from experiencing the devastating loss of losing a son so very young. So please support members of our local community who are giving up their time to raise money for Jakes Foundation and help to save lifes. You can donate via the Just Giving page: For further information about The Jake McCarthy Foundation please visit: For further information about Brain Tumours please visit: | T: @BrainTumourOrg

From Vietnam To Cambodia For LOROS Beth Partner is undertaking one heck of a challenge – a 400km challenge to be exact. Over 10 days her (and her aunt, Lorraine, along with a wider challenge group) will be attempting to cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia. The aim is a simple one for Beth and Lorraine: to raise money for Leicestershire hospice, LOROS. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) on November 15th the ladies will finish their epic ride on 25th November at the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia – arguably one of most fascinating wonders of the world – built between 879 and 1191AD by the Khmer civilisation, Ankgor Wat represents one of mankind’s most astonishing architectural achievements and is certainly the jewel in Cambodia’s crown. Along the way the 400km route will take the fund-raising group through many traditional Vietnamese villages, following gorgeous streams and rivers, passing paddy fields and adjacent to stunning mountains – a somewhat fantastic trade-off for the hard-work that is no doubt pending. “After losing my uncle (Lorraine’s husband) to cancer as well as other family members we wanted to raise money for LOROS” commented Beth. Helping local people (across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) LOROS is a local charity that helps for over 2,500 people every year, providing free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers. To help support Beth and Lorraine in their support of LOROS, please visit the below webpage:


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Local News Leicester Riverside Festival Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June 2014 Castle Gardens, Bede Park, Mile Straight & Western Boulevard

Stream Dipping at Bradgate Park Sunday 8th June 2014, 2:30pm

Leicester Riverside Festival is a lively weekend of activities for the whole family. This popular festival offers boat trips, live music, a variety of food stalls from around the world, displays and an exciting choice of activities for all ages, making it a fun packed weekend!

A hands-on activity for all ages involving just a short walk. Experts from Loughborough Naturalists Club will show you the correct way to go stream dipping and will help you identify the specimens that you find.

For further details see:

Wildlife Events are pre-bookable and charged at £5 per adult and £1.50 per child. Children under 5 free. Tel: 0116 238 5082 | Email:

Meet at Newtown Linford car park entrance.

Estate Office : 0116 236 2713

1940s Wartime Event on the Great Central Railway

FATHER’S DAY: Big Summer Sunday Classic Car Show

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th June 2014

Sunday 15th June 2014

Loughorough - Quorn - Rothley - Leicester North

After the success of last year’s Car Show, ‘LOVE Loughborough’ will be working with Charnwood Cruisers and Charnwood Borough Council to bring you an even bigger event for 2014.

Live the experiehce of wartime Britain with characters from the time... Kind George VI, The Queen, Prime Minister Mr Churchill. There will be an aerial display, military VIPs, 40’s music and beer tent, 100s of re-enactors, poppy drop, military gun display, wartime displays, armoury and battle displays,entertainers and refreshments, military vehicles and much more!

The show will take place on Father’s Day, Sunday 15th June in Market Place, Loughborough, and is completely free.

Enquiries: 01509 632323. For more information see the websire:

Visit: for details.

There will also be free car parking across council owned car parks (excluding Browns Lane).


Brandon Thomas’s Charley’s Aunt

Friday 20th June 2014 - 7.30pm After last year’s successful launch of open air theatre in Queens Park – Love Loughborough and Charnwood Borough Council will be bringing you another super show this year. On the evening of Friday 20th June, the University’s English and Drama Department will perform Brandon Thomas’s Charley’s Aunt. This production will be staged in the delightful surroundings of Queens Park. Bring your own picnic blankets as seating is mainly on the grass. Free parking at Granby Street car park is available from 3pm on the day of this event. The Queens Park Cafe will be open before the show starts and at the interval to purchase refreshments, including alcohol. Tickets are now on sale at the Town Hall (and online at at £5 or £6 on the night. Tickets are non-refundable even if the performance is cancelled due to rain.



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BE PART OF THE FESTIVAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 2014 Swannington: Bell Pit Simulation - Sunday 13th July Go back 800 years and become a member of a family that is operating a bell pit then simulate their day being lowered 30 feet into a dark, dank hole for a back breaking day chipping coal from the sides of the pit and loading the baskets. Simulations at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Explore the Califat Spinney, Gorse Field and the 200 year old Hough Mill where you can grind wheat into flour and be weighed on the sack scales. Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society in the exploration of an ongoing excavation of the engine house at the mid 19th century Califat mine. This event is part of the Festival of Archaeology Simulations at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00. Hough Mill, Off St George’s Hill, Swannington LE67 8QW

Snibston: Share Heritage With Your Dog - Sunday 27th July Dogs deserve the opportunity to enjoy and share the glorious heritage of Swannington, so bring them with you on this guided walk. Maximum of one dog per adult. Starting at the former Snibston No 3 colliery,head down the Swannington Incline (the western end of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway). Proceed through the historic village and national forest planting crossing an 18th century horse drawn tramway to the 200 year old Hough Mill, Gorse Field and Califat Spinney for lunch. Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society in the exploration of an ongoing excavation of the engine house at the mid 19th century Califat mine. Return walk via a different route or you may choose your own route. Register your attendance by emailing This walk is part of the Festival of Archaeology 11am - 1pm at Snibston No 3 Colliery site, Off Spring Lane, Swannington LE67 8QR Both of the above events are FREE to attend. Pre-booking is helpful but not essential, email: or telephone 01530 222 833.

Ashby de la Zouch: History Beneath Your Feet - Saturday 19th July Discover the past of Ashby de la Zouch. A day for all the family where you will be able to explore the archaeology of the area. Enjoy games and quizzes and get the chance to identify real archaeological finds. Prehistory, Saxons and Vikings, Tudors and Stuarts, 20th and 21st Century, Romans, Medieval, Georgians and Victorians 11am - 3pm | Ashby de la Zouch Museum | Tel: 01530 560090 | Email: | FREE event

National Trust Leicester Association The National Trust Museum of Childhood, situated at Sudbury Hall near Burton upon Trent, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was originally run by Derbyshire County Council with their collection of toys and childhood memorabilia but was handed over totally to the National Trust in 1991. The museum contains the original Derbyshire collection, the Betty Cadbury collection, donated in 1983, and many individual items donated by members of the public and is considered to be the best collection of childhood memorabilia outside the Victoria and Albert museum. It must be remembered that it is a Museum of “Childhood” and not a toy museum and it roughly covers a time period from the 1830’s to the present day. There are eight galleries covering such areas as Babyhood, Childhood in the Home, Playing Outside, Schooling, Children at Work, Books and Play Acting and Toys. The museum was fully refurbished in 2008 with modern display techniques but retained the two iconic features of the Victorian chimney climb and the Victorian schoolroom. There is a handling collection of toys and games that can be experienced in a number of the galleries. The most common phrase heard uttered by grandparents, parents and even children is “I had one of those”, especially when they are reminded of one of the number of “crazes” that have come and gone over the years. As with all museums there are more items in storage than on display but during this anniversary year a changing display of items from the storeroom will be on view. The Museum is open every day of the week from 10.30 to 5.00pm until 2nd November although Sudbury Hall itself is not open on a Monday or Tuesday if you wanted to make a combined visit. The NT Leicester Association is now on its summer programme and meetings will start again in September. For details of the Association and its Talks Service for other organisations please call 0116 2229133. Alan Tyler, Publicity Officer.



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FROM HOT TUBS TO SWIMMING POOLS Established in February 2009, MySpa is a family run business specialising in the service, repair and maintenance of hot tubs, swim spas and swimming pools. MySpa has grown quickly since the start and this year celebrated its 5th birthday at the end of a record year, which has seen the refurbishment of their main showroom, expansion of the range of hot tubs on display and successful re-branding. MySpa are proud partners of world famous Sundance Spas and L.A. Spas. Manufacturing quality American hot tubs since the 1970’s, Sundance and LA Spas hot tubs and Swim Spas are sought after around the world and MySpa have carefully selected their products to ensure they can offer the finest build quality and performance, backed up by market leading warranty and service. “We are committed to providing customers with a relaxed, professional and informative experience from selecting the desired product right through to installation and establishing a relationship that is ongoing to provide swift and professional back up support” says co-founding director Andrew Wroot. “We have selected these world famous brands to ensure we are well equipped to do so.” These goals and MySpa’s growing reputation has lead to their newest partnership. In 2014, MySpa have teamed up with Compass Pools to bring the most luxurious and quality ceramic composite moulded swimming pools to the East Midlands. “This new addition gives us the complete range of wet leisure wellness and fitness products sourced from the best manufactures in their fields”. People might be surprised to know that swimming pools are more popular than ever. With new carbon ceramic technology reducing installation and running costs, Compass Pools can be installed with less disruption to your home and projects can be completed in as little as 2 to 4 weeks. Compass swimming pools come in a range of shapes and sizes as well as colours and finishes, and can be fitted with endless pool counter currents as well as other water features. The Leicestershire showroom has more than 12 hot tubs on display detailing a good cross section to suit all needs and budgets. With new changing facilities, MySpa strongly recommend any potential hot tub owner to try before they buy, as this is the most effective way to experience and feel the difference. “This is the best way to ensure you pick the right product for you and your family. We also have a selection of approved used spas which we are confident have been fully restored and well maintained”. “With a dedicated team of factory trained hot tub engineers and vast stock of common parts and accessories, you can have peace of mind regarding the ongoing maintenance of your spa”. If you are looking to install a swimming pool, hot tub or Swim Spa, or would like help servicing and maintaining your existing equipment contact MySpa on 01530 460 643.

Designs on the Future at Our Lady’s Convent School

Pupils from Our Lady’s Convent School recently entered the ‘Future Learning Challenge’ sponsored by 3M. They were asked to design a ‘Classroom of the Future’ and envisage how learning will be delivered 20 years from now. Pupils from Year 6 worked in their design lessons to plan and create their ideas. Two entries were chosen to represent the School in the Primary competition. A team 6 produced an exciting design which included floating tables and chairs and a teacher with laser eyes! Charlotte Green submitted an individual entry, which included holograms of famous people delivering lessons. Year 8 pupils entered the senior school competition and after much research they designed a classroom with adjustable desks, large windows to let in natural light and even a rooftop garden. All the pupils were invited to present their concept to the judges at 3M. Marks were awarded for ‘the level of imagination behind the concept, its technological creativity and its potential to enhance teaching and learning.’ All the entries did very well and delivered excellent presentations. Charlotte Green from Year 6 and the Year 8 team of Lauren Watts, Sophia Coope, Gurpreet Nagra, Jasmin Richardson and Isa Olds have now been invited to the final of the competition, which will take place at Henry Ford College, Loughborough University in the near future.


Local Clubs Loughborough Naturalists Club Summer Walks Maybe you would get pleasure from joining us on one of our walks. The details are as follow and yes, we would welcome accompanied, well behaved children who want to learn more about the countryside.

4th June - Cloud Wood near Breedon. This is a chance to

visit a woodland which is noted for its rich woodland flora. Those who are interested in recording will have a chance to take part as it is intended to record as many species as possible. The meeting place is at the lay-by (SK419214) on the road between Griffydam and Tonge at 10am.

5th July - Mountsorrel Marsh. We haven’t previously visited this large wet area which is situated to the east of the recreation ground and overlooked by the bypass at Mountsorrel. In addition to having an interesting flora the site should be good for invertebrates. The meeting place is at the Memorial Hall car park opposite The Green in the middle of Mountsorrel. (SK 584147) 2nd August - Willesley Wood – Salter & Ford Valley. Our

last visit here was in 2010. For those not familiar with the locality, it lies just south-west of Ashby and consists of old woodland, new woodland, subsidence polls, and meadows which should provide plenty of interest. The meeting place is at the car park off the Willesley to Donisthorpe road at 10am. (SK 328140) Our next season’s programme starts on Saturday, 13th September at our usual venue, Quorn Church Rooms, Church Lane Quorn. LE12 8DP. The talk to start the new season will be The Natural History of the Red Fox by Derek Warren and of-course you are all welcome.

Bradgate Flower Club On Wednesday 4 June, Bradgate Flower Club welcomes Roma Berridge from Bingham, Notts as the guest demonstrator. Roma’s theme is “Hop, Skip and Jump”. The meeting at Newtown Linford Village Hall (LE6 0AE) is open to visitors and guests - the entry fee is £5. Details from Lilian Coleman on 0116 2363191. Bradgate Flower Club is holding a Pudding Evening on Friday 20th June at the Linford Club, 66 Main St, Newtown Linford, Leicester (LE6 0AD). A Ukulele band will entertain. Puddings are to be donated. The entry fee is £5 per person. Details from Lilian Coleman on 0116 2363191. Bradgate Flower Club offers an invitation to visit an NGS garden in North Luffenham on Tuesday 15th July. The Roberts coach will leave from Newtown Linford Village Hall at 4.00pm and return for 10.00pm. A total cost of £24 includes travel, garden entry and a hot and cold buffet at the Wheatsheaf in Edith Weston. Details from Lilian Coleman on 0116 2363191.


Ashby Camera Club Ashby Camera Club has been welcoming and encouraging local photographers of all ages and abilities continuously since 1967. The Club aims to provide an environment where everyone can enjoy exploring their photography, share experiences, receive constructive advice and feedback and enjoy the company of like minded others, from all walks of life. The club has a buoyant membership and is always pleased to welcome new members. The club offers a 12 month programme, and meetings and outings are arranged throughout the year, to cater for diverse tastes and interests. The summer programme offers outings to a variety of locations to allow members to test their skills. Venues for summer evening outings range from sporting events and historic buildings, to industrial sites and local nature reserves. Members often benefit from exclusive access to locations. If you’ve an interest in photography and would like to improve your skills as part of a friendly and welcoming group, then please contact us for more information, or just come along to one of our meetings or events. Please visit the website ( ) for further information and to view our programme of events or email:

RAMBLERS: Coalville & District The Coalville and District Group of The Ramblers Association are based around the ex-mining, and aptly named, town of Coalville in the North-West District of Leicestershire. Walks are interesting and varied having the rugged and beautiful Charnwood Forest to the North-east and being in the newly created New National Forest new areas of permissive access are appearing all the time. They are a small friendly group who aim to provide a varied programme of walks ranging from short summer evening walks to longer full day walks, usually with a good pub stop arranged. New walkers are welcome to join them for up to three walks, after which they must be paid up members of the Ramblers Association ( Please specify “Coalville LE4” in the RA group box on the form. They welcome well behaved dogs on their walks. There is a packed programme which you can view online:

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Local Clubs Whitwick & District U3A Loughborough RSPB Local Group Events in June 2014 Sunday 15th June 2014 Coach Trip to Nagshead RSPB Reserve - Gloucestershire Coach leaves from Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough where there is ample free car parking. The reserve has an information centre and toilets but no refreshments are available. Time: 7.30am Expected cost £18 + Admission, Accompanied under 14s £5, - All money is collected on the coach, please DO NOT send money with your booking, it only makes things more difficult.

Friday 20th June is the date for the monthly General Meeting of Whitwick and District U3A. Come along to find a group to match your interests, get involved and meet like-minded people. We are a thriving group with over 230 members. Our speaker for the June meeting, Margaret Hudson, will entertain us as she recalls “My Life as a Tiller Girl”. Having started her dancing career in Leicester, Margaret went on to travel the world dancing in shows with many wellknown entertainers. Possibly most famous for their highkicking routines, to many the Tiller Girls will always be associated with “Sunday Night at the London Palladium”. To listen to Margaret and discover more about our U3A, come along to St David’s Church Hall, Broomleys, Coalville. Please arrive at 1.45 for a 2.00 pm start. For further information, please visit:

Shepshed & District Camera Club

Walking distance does not exceed 2 or 3 miles.

The club meets once a week, usually on Tuesday evenings. Please arrive from 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. Meetings end between 9.30pm and 10pm. They are based at the Council Offices, 47a Charnwood Road, Shepshed, LE12 9QE. See the website for further details on meetings. The annual subscription is £30, £15 for members aged 16 and below. Feel free to go along on any evening on the programme. For all enquiries please contact Peter Harvey, Chairman: 07740118338 |

FREE event. Email:

Booking essential E-mail: Tuesday 17th June 2014 Wildlife Walk at Whisby Nature Park Meet at 10am at Whisby Nature Park and return to vehicles around midday. Some of the party like to find somewhere for a light lunch though this is, of course, optional.

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 2014 The British Birdwatching Fair. This is the premier event of the year for birdwatchers and it happens on the Loughborough Group’s doorstep. Go to the link on our website for full details about this year’s event. Time: 9am to 5.30pm | Price: See Birdfair Website Full details of all of the events including finding the venue, booking the trips etc can be found on the group’s website:

Grace Dieu Priory Guided Walk Sunday 15th June, 2014. A 2.5 mile walk led by Friends of Grace Dieu Priory. Meet 3pm at The Bulls Head public house, Thringstone, and take a walk to the fascinating ruin and learn it’s history. Cost £3 payable to walk leader on the day. To book tel: 01530 831895.

Coleorton WI Coleorton WI (founded in 1965) meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Beaumont Social Centre, Nottingham Road, Peggs Green. They are an active group and welcome visitors and new members. Each month they have a speaker or demonstration on various topics. For information please contact: Esther Massey (President): 01530 450306 Geraldine Bedford (Secretary): 01530 222323 They look forward to welcoming you to their meetings. Wednesday 4th June “Olympic Dream” Chris Knight. Wednesday 2nd July “Life can be Funny” Pat Hall. Wednesday 3rd September “Inside the Hive History & Pollination” Kathy Wapples. Wednesday 1st October “Christmas Table Decorations” Tina Bax.



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Local Interest Is Your Bathroom In Need Of Some TLC? Local business, Ashby Tile and Bathrooms, having said goodbye to a busy 2013 are already reflecting on a bustling 2014. With the housing market on the mend and DIY and home renovations on the rise, now couldn’t be a better time to get in touch with this North West Leicestershire company. Having brought on Dan Cashmore as a Business Development Manager in early 2014 husband and wife team Dan and Paula Whitworth, are delighted with his contribution and the way the business is successfully growing. “With the vast majority of our trade coming from the local area, we’re here to ensure we provide first class levels of sales service and support and expert knowledge to our customers and our community”, commented owner Paula, “Dan’s knowledge of business development along with his wealth of retail experience is already benefitting our customers and we’re delighted with his progress.” Indeed more than just serving their community Ashby Tile and Bathrooms are very much a part of it - the Whitworths sponsor local clubs Ashby Ivanhoe FC and Marlborough Rovers FC, and are ardent supporters of Rainbows Hospice. Living and working in the area they see the sporting clubs as a foundation stone of the community and Dan says ‘If it wasn’t for the local community we wouldn’t have a business’. Situated on the corner of Market Street and Lower Church Street, Ashby Tile and Bathroom have over 25 years’ experience within the industry and will design, supply and fit a bathroom that you’ll love, all whilst suited to your budget. They offer a personalised 3D design service, lifetime guarantee and friendly advice and will beat any like for like quotation or offer. In keeping with their company ethos fitting is undertaken using only established local tradespeople and their suppliers are all UK manufacturers….and if that’s not enough Ashby Tiles and Bathrooms are happy to offer help and advice to customers who are looking for supply only. Visit for more information on the company’s products and suppliers or visit their Facebook page where you can check out all their latest promotions as well as customer testimonials. Alternatively, if the telephone is your thing, please call either Dan, Paula or Dan on 01530 588946 at your convenience. Ashby Tile and Bathrooms, 3 Lower Church Street, Ashby, LE65 1AB.

Art House Leicester Celebrates It’s 8th Year Of Artistic Success & Growth On a particular weekend in June each year you will likely see hundreds of people strolling the streets of Clarendon Park and Stoneygate, a small route map in one hand and a bag of art goodies in the other. Welcome to the Art House trail. If you’ve never been before, you’re in for a surprise. It’s a chance to discover one of the hidden cultural gems of Leicester, and comprises over 45 talented local artists displaying their creations throughout the homes of city residents, who open their living spaces to the public during the weekend of Saturday 7th June to Monday 9th June. This year sees 10 houses and a gallery opening, plus a new edition, Tart House - ‘putting the tea in Art House’, where refreshments, teas, coffees and cakes will be available. The trail goes from house to house and makes up a 2 mile route offering a leisurely walk to all venues and you can begin your trail at any one of the venues. There are also specially arranged transportation options for Art House visitors in the form of a yellow Hopper bus, very popular in previous years, which will be available free of charge, to travel from place to place. Small donations to a nominated charity are welcomed. If two wheels is more your thing RideLeicester and Go Sky Ride organise guided bike tours of the venues and this also provides a useful link from the Leicester Riverside Festival, happening the same weekend. Art House is more than a local exhibition though. At each venue you will be greeted with a warm smile and will have the chance to meet the artists, discuss the work, buy directly from them, and at some venues will hear live music too. Art House Leicester takes place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June (116pm) and Monday 9th June (3-9pm). Publicity posters will be displayed at local venues on the run-up to the event. To be kept informed of the Art House event, and for a list of venues see and follow on Twitter @ ArtHouseLeics. For more information visit, or contact media coordinator Austin on 07985 403498.


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Take A Closer Look At Coalville As the name suggests Coalville is a former coal mining town, and owes much of its heritage to its industrial past. Today Coalville pays homage to this history, but it is also a market town which welcomes visitors of all interests. With its market - located in the centre of Coalville next to the Belvoir Shopping Centre, every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday - around 40 regular stall-holders provide great value wears and quality fresh produce to their visitors. The aforementioned shopping centre at the heart of the town boasts a fabulous range of shops from small boutique to large chain stores. The Shopping Centre also offers a Shopmobility scheme, enabling people of all abilities to explore the town. Outside the town centre you will find some great days out to suit all the family including Snibston Discovery Park. Coalville grew from the coal mining that took place on the Snibston site and what better way to showcase the origins of the town than through the multi-award-winning interactive museum which provides a great day out whether you’re 5 or 95! With fascinating galleries, hands-on exhibits, an under 5s area, science play, wild water and an adventure play area, Snibston provides a day of excitement whatever the weather! Snibston Century Theatre is located towards the rear of the Discovery Museum where you can enjoy a diverse and enjoyable programme of live music events, engaging theatre, stand up comedy, children’s events for the whole family to enjoy and box office hit films. Donington le Heath Manor House is also no more than a stones throw away. The 13th Century stone Manor House, was renovated in the 17th century. The house has a fascinating history and is now restored with fine oak furnishings. Visitors to the house can now see restored rooms and displays on medieval life as well as a series of temporary exhibitions on a wide range of subjects. The house is set in 17th century style gardens with flower gardens, an orchard, herb gardens and a maze. 2.5miles south of Coalville is Ibstock and the home of The Palace, one of the earliest purpose-built cinemas in the country (1912). Retaining many of its original features, the building has been sympathetically converted for use as a general purpose venue, and today, is host to some great community events from dances, to concerts, and even the odd movie showing….just for old time’s sake. Returning to Coalville, this little town is certainly on the up, and with local business thriving, all sorts of different local shops are finding they need to up and move to larger premises due to businesses once again thriving in the town. A great example of this is Renaissance, the last 12 months have seen them so ‘in demand’ that they moved to larger premises within the town and expanded their boutique and dress agency to have a specialist department for Mother of the Bride/Groom. With the ever growing programme of events and great days out there has never been a better time to discover what this local town and area can offer you...



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Personal Fitness Training for All! Local Personal Trainer, Mark Padgett, is finally achieving his goal, which is to make personal training accessible and affordable to everyone. People have long thought that personal training was something that was only affordable to the stars. Over the last 16 years Mark has gradually devised a system to achieve this, but later this year he will massively improve this training system as he is moving to a brand new gym. Mark will be moving toThe Former St.James Church, on Highfield Street, in Coalville, once the refurbishment of the building is complete. Mark says, ‘I have been wanting to do this for a long time and I can’t wait to offer this new facility, which will be ready later on this year.’ Personal Training will certainly be affordable and accessible to everyone in Mark’s new gym. All Mark’s training sessions are by appointment which are set out on his timetable (see which means he is able to offer everyone lots of support, supervision, and attention in a very positive training environment. Mark will train up to 15 people in his new 1200 square foot gym which menas everyone working with Mark will have loads of space. One of Mark’s current clients commented that personal training as part of a group is far more interesting and beneficial than receiving personal training on a one to one basis, and most importantly it is very affordable and accessible. Mark has created a really caring environment to train in and I am really pleased to be part of it. I have trained in gyms where no one knows or cares what your name is. Mark can go round everyone in the gym and tell you their name, that says to me that he is really interested and committed. I can’t wait to take it to another level at Mark’s new gym, it will be so spacious and I am looking forward to try the new kit that Mark will be buying. With this type of personal fitness training Mark can guarantee that there will never be any overcrowding. Most gyms tend to be in overcrowded basements or rooms with very few windows but Mark’s new gym will be the total opposite which Mark feels creates a much more positive and healthy training environment. As well as making personal training more accessible Mark continues to run his highly successful weight loss course. This has been running for 4 years now and Mark has helped lots of people to lose weight and keep it off. Mark’s course includes one of his personal training sessions, internet support, personal support, a weekly weigh in and a £20 voucher on achieving your goal, all for only £100 for a 10 week course! Mark’s new gym will also offer free on site parking, showers and loads of training space with new up to date gym kit! And Mark will be offering new services such as Corporate Weight Loss and Corporate Fit for Life so if you want a healthier workforce give Mark a call! So that Mark can give you the best of his support and attention it is best to telephone, text or email him for an appointment as he cannot guarantee to be available if you turn up without an appointment.

Improve your health, fitness, weight management and feel part of something good by contacting Mark for an appointment on

01530 815610 or 07855 668618 or contact him through his website:


HOW GOOD IS YOUR VISION? People who have vision loss that is not correctable by prescription eyeglasses, contacts, surgery or Pharmaceuticals are commonly referred to as having impaired vision or low vision. Currently, in the UK alone, there are almost one million people that experience some form of vision impairment. For most, the vision loss is due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or cataracts, among other diseases. There are also many younger patients who have low vision due to Stargardt’s disease, retinopathy of prematurity, albinism and other genetic diseases. Fortunately, most of these patients can maximize their remaining vision with the help of magnification devices such as hand held magnifiers; stand magnifiers, spectacle magnifiers, telescopes, and electronic or video magnifiers. These Low Vision aids can help those with vision loss remain independent and improve their quality of life. In addition to people with vision impairment we also see a decrease in visual acuity due to age - this is quite normal.. This process starts at 60 and becomes more prevalent with time. Added to this is a greater need for sufficient lighting. These natural changes can be difficult to correct even with the best lenses. However, we stock visual aids which, when combined with corrective lenses, moke it possible for a new improved vision therefore making life easier. Halls Optometrists & Contact Lens Practitioners, 76 London Road, Coalville, LE67 3JA | Tel: 01530 834320 Web Address: | Email Address:


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MOTORFEST 2014 The Coalville Town Team are back bigger and better for 2014! This year for Coalville Motorfest 2 on Saturday 28th June 2014, 10am – 4pm, we are bringing you an extensive festival collection of cars from outstanding clubs and dealerships displayed at ‘Snibston Discovery Park’ and throughout Coalville Town Centre… plus entertainment for the whole family. Leicester Tigers and their Mobile Events Truck ‘Maul’ are confirmed as attending plus the awesome Formula E Racing Team, Ford Events Scalextric and Interactive Sports Simulator. There will be many more updates to come as this is set to be a great event for the 10,000+ anticipated members of the public and it’s participants. At Snibston Discovery Museum Arena where the Motorfest 2 Car Clubs are exhibiting, there will be plenty of action. Here in the Motorfest hub, there will also be a variety of festival stalls, live music and entertainment showcased throughout the day and the epic Routemaster Bus Bar, alongside Miss Piggys BBQ keeping everyone fed and watered. From 10am the main event kicks off with FREE parking available at Snibston Discovery Museum, a FREE steam train to transport you into the town centre and back again. Wherever you are in Coalville Town Centre you will have something to do! The whole event ends at 4pm. Down in the town centre an Exclusive Collection of car / vehicle dealerships will be located in the Needhams Walk Car Park, adjacent to the precinct, with some very special guests and exotica to get your engines revving. If you are interested in booking a stall for the Belvoir Shopping Centre, Sponsoring the festival or perhaps entertaining the crowds with your talents.. then please get in touch ASAP as spaces are limited. Email: We look forward to seeing everyone supporting our local town and making it a great day out for you and your family. Coalville Town Team For further information check out the Coalville Town Team’s website:


Coalville Summer Staycation

The Coalville Town Team are delighted to announce, Summer Staycation 2014!

Don’t forget your bucket and spade... Saturday 28th June 2014, 10am - 4pm ‘Belvoir Shopping Centre’ will be transformed into your very own Coalville Summer Staycation, featuring its very own Great British Seaside Beach, Beach Café with Fish ‘n’ Chips, Vintage Sweet Cart, Ice Cream Trike, Strawberries and Cream, Cream Teas and a delightful Pimms Bar. There will also be mouthwatering International, European and Local Hot Cuisine plus a selection of Cold Food and Drinks to take home including Bottled Beers and Wines, Farm produce, Gourmet Cheese, Fudge, Pies and much more. Not forgetting Tea cups rides and seaside games to keep the footfall flowing. Live music and entertainment will also be showcased throughout the day to attract the crowds.

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Local Interest WISTOW MAZE NEEDS YOU… This year to mark the centenary of the First World War, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of a Field Cannon, as a timely reminder of the 16 million people across the globe that lost their lives in this war. “WWI had such an impact on the lives of everyone – after all it was the bloodiest conflict in Britain’s history, and this year we wanted to create something that would remind visitors of that fact whilst also making it fun and entertaining”, explains Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze. Opening this year on Saturday 19th July, the Wistow Maze features over three miles of intricate pathways carved through 8 acres of living corn, with high level bridges and towers giving unrivalled 3D panoramic views. Diana continues: “In the words made famous by Lord Kitchener, WE NEED YOU to come to Wistow Maze and enter the challenge of finding 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the paths of the giant maze. Each quiz board has a multiple choice question on the First World War which will help to unravel the answer to the quiz trail, whilst providing interesting facts and figures about this world-changing conflict.” An excellent family day out, visitors can not only pit their wits against the maze but can also take part in a variety of mini mazes, games and table top activities in the Activity Funyard, which includes a space hopper track, hoopla and a football shooting game. Across the road is the Wistow Rural Centre with its cafe, garden centre, art gallery, model village and numerous shops, ensuring there really is something to satisfy all ages. The Wistow Maze attracts over 15,000 visitors each year and is a winner of Leicestershire’s “Best Visitor Attraction”. At the end of each season, the maze is harvested for cattle fodder and then redesigned the following Spring using GPS satellite technology. Wistow Maze opens on Sat 19th July - Sun 31st August (daily), (and then weekends only until Sun 21st Sept). 10am – 6pm Free Parking. Admission charges: Child £5.50 Adult £6.50 Family Ticket (2+2) £22. More information on: or ring 07884 403889

Shepshed ALLeY Group Shepshed ALLeY Group is a registered charity for young people aged 12 (Year 7) to 19 who have physical, mild learning or social interaction difficulties; e.g. – Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia, Dystonia, Spinal Injury, injury as a result of an accident, Aspergers Syndrome and other Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The group meets in Shepshed for two hours on Friday evenings throughout most of the year, with the occasional Saturday trip thrown in for good measure. The main aims of the group are to encourage friendship and confidence and to support the young people to develop social and life skills, helping them become more independent. But most importantly, the group is all about fun. We accept members from any locality. If you know any young people who would benefit from joining the group, or you would like to volunteer please contact us for further information: Email phone 01509 880375 website

Loughborough Flower Lovers’ Club Our next meeting on Thursday, 19 June will feature a demonstration by Ann Gater, entitled ‘The Language of Flowers’. On Thursday, 17 July we are also looking forward to a demonstration entitled ‘Champagne Afternoon Tea’ by Julia Mitchell. Meetings are held from 7.30-9.30 pm at Our Lady’s Convent School, Gray Street, Loughborough (LE11 2DZ), and there is easy parking within the school grounds. Tea/coffee and biscuits are available. New members and visitors are always welcome to our friendly club. For more information please ring 01509 853740.


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th The 100 Ashby Sunday 13th July 2014 - Cattows Farm, Heather, Leicestershire

Local farmer Robert Botham (left) has been named as President of Ashby Agricultural Society’s Centenary Show being held on Sunday, 13th July 2014 at Cattows Farm, Heather, Leicestershire. He has played a key role in organising Ashby Show for 40 years since joining the Society as a Young Farmers’ representative.


He said: “It is the greatest honour to have been elected as President for Ashby’s 100th Agricultural Show. My family have been farming on the outskirts of Ashby for the last 70 years and I have been involved with the show for most of my life. It is a great achievement for Ashby Show to have reached this milestone when we have seen many other bigger shows disappear in recent years. We are looking forward to our best show ever and welcoming our sponsors, competitors, traders and guests.” The 100th Ashby Show will feature a rich mix of top class entertainment led by the spectacular Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team (as seen on Britain’s Got Talent) and the brilliant JC Ball’s Dancing Diggers. Adam Henson, from BBC’s Countryfile and Lambing Live, will be making guest appearances throughout the day and strong man personality Geoff Capes will be judging the budgies. There will also be championship livestock competitions as well as a wide variety of trade stands and refreshment outlets. For more information on the show and its location visit:

Discounted advance tickets can be purchased online at the Ashby Show website or from the Show Office. On the day prices are adult £12.50, OAP £10.00, child £5.00 (under 4 years old free). A family ticket which allows 2 adults and 3 children is £35.00. Alternatively you could become an Ashby Agricultural Society Member for £35. The annual fee entitles you to 2 free tickets and a forward parking pass. It also includes entry to the Members’ Marquee.

Woodhouse Eaves Cinema presents… A Good Year - Wednesday 4th June 2014, 7.30pm A British investment broker inherits his uncle’s chateau and vineyard in Provence, France, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard & Albert Finney Romantic comedy-drama | 12A | Run time: 1 hr 57 mins

Saving Mr. Banks - Wednesday 24th September 2014 – 7.30pm Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hank, Colin Farrell & Paul Giamatti. Both films will be shown at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall | Tickets: £4 with refreshments available from Woodhouse Eaves Post Office, Spar, Newsagent or on door or telephone: 01509 890050 .



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Local Interest Faces Arts Street Dance & Theatre School Shows Faces Arts, the locally based and well established Performing Arts Company for children performed their yearly Street Dance Show in March and the Theatre School Show ‘Hijacked Fairytales’ in April. Over 70 children from the surrounding areas participated in each show, with Faces Arts owner Jody Chesterton, full of admiration for both the performances of the children. “Faces Arts is about providing opportunities for local children to discover their performing talents. The development in their ability and self confidence of the children has been outstanding. A huge well done to all the children who took part. It’s Faces Arts 10th Anniversary this year and I look forward to the next 10 years !” For more information on Faces Arts Saturday Theatre School, Street Dance sessions, After School Drama, Tumble-Acro, Shake Up –Parent & Toddler sessions or any of the Summer Schools during the summer holidays, please contact Jody@, 07971423201 or visit the website for further information.

The Charnwood Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Summertime Concert The Charnwood Orchestra continues its year of 40th Anniversary celebrations with a wonderful concert of Russian music on Saturday June 28th in the Church of St James the Greater, London Road, Leicester starting at 7.30pm. Tickets will cost £10 (£9.00 for concessions and £3 for accompanied children under 16). They are available from the Box Office: 07718153117, or by emailing or from our website or Visit Leicester tel 0116 299 4444, from members of the orchestra or on the door. There will be interval wine, ale and a soft drinks bar available. The programme consists of: Liadov: Kikimora and Baba-Yaga, Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto with soloist Fenella Humphreys and Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Liadov was born into a family of eminent Russian musicians in 1855. As a young composer he gained an unfortunate reputation as unreliable and indolent but never-the-less was well respected for his skilful use of instrumental colours. Many of his compositions, including Kikimora and Baba-Yaga , are short tone poems and dances based on Russian folk tales. Kikimora is a malign house spirit. Liadov wrote she “grows up with a magician in the mountains. From dawn to sunset the magician’s cat regales Kikimora with fantastic tales of ancient times and faraway places, as Kikimora rocks in a cradle made of crystal. It takes her seven years to reach maturity, by which time her head is no larger than a thimble and her body no wider than a strand of straw. Kikimora spins flax from dusk and to dawn, with evil intentions for the world”. Baba-Yaga is another witch figure of Eastern European / Slavic folklore. The Violin Concerto in D major, written by Tchaikovsky in 1878 is one of the best known of all violin concertos and is also considered to be among the most technically difficult works for the violin. It was written while Tchaikovsky was recovering from depression and even once completed, it was surrounded by stormy emotional reactions, delays, cancellations and finally a damning review from an influential critic. It was several years before it became popular with the public and a regular part of the repertoire. Our soloist, Fenella Humphreys is much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. This is hardly surprising given press comments about her playing as ‘alluring’, ‘unforgettable’ and ‘a wonder’. Charnwood Orchestra is really looking forward to working with her. The Symphonic Dances is an orchestral suite in three movements. Completed in 1940 in his villa in Switzerland, it is Rachmaninov’s last composition, characterised by its curious shifting harmonies, rhythmic vitality and fantastic instrumental tone colours throughout (highlighted by his use of an alto saxophone in the opening dance). The Dances allowed him to indulge in a nostalgia for the prerevolutionary Russia he had fled in 1917. Both the first and third movements include motifs characteristic of Russian church music. He may have included material intended for a ballet entitled The Scythians, begun in 1914-15 but abandoned before he left Russia. While no manuscript for the ballet is known to have survived, this does not make his quoting the work inconceivable, given the vastness of Rachmaninov’s memory. He could remember and play back accurately pieces he had heard years earlier, even those he had heard only once. The composition includes several quotations from his other works, and can be regarded as a summing-up of his entire career as a composer.


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Local Interest The Monday Club For Anstey, Cropston, Thurcaston & Rothley On the 12th May, Members set forth from Cropston and Rothley via Coach, to spend a very pleasant few hours at Carsington Water. First call was the Restaurant to enjoy a restorative cup of coffee before walking round the Exhibition area designed particularly for the education of children and interested adults, on the collection and purification of water for recycling for domestic use and industry. The small shops were of interest and several members found the energy to stroll around the gardens and lakes enjoying the beauty of the area. After Lunch back in the Restaurant, it was time to move on to Masson Mills just a few miles away. On arrival Members made their way round the three floors of diverse products for Men, Ladies and Children’s’ wear; all good quality at reasonable prices from several well-known manufacturers. In addition was a Museum; outlining the history of the creation of the machines invented and produced by Richard Arkwright. Arkwright was born in Preston, Lancs, on the 23rd December 1732 and came from lowly beginnings, but took every opportunity to better himself when taking diverse work until he settled on his uphill but successful passion for creating machinery to improve safe working conditions for the populace, but in turn making himself a very rich man. He survived the Luddites’ Revolution and succeeded to enthuse his workers to support the Machinery. He raised several Mills throughout the Country from Manchester through to Scotland. The showpiece for an expression of his success was the Masson Mills, Matlock, due to the fine brickwork and lay-out. He died on the 3rd August 1792 aged 59 probably from a Heart Attack. . The Victorians named him “The Father of the System Factory” leading into the Industry we understand today. A very happy and successful outing. Our forthcoming meetings: 9th June – Speaker Anne Jones introducing “ True or False” | 11th August – Derek Holloway “Illustrated talk to be selected and announced” Contact Ann Farndon, 0116 2363467, for further information.

The Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group Scoops Award! The Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group have won the Green Footprints award for 2014 in the Partnerships & Community Groups section. The challenge was to encourage everyone across the district to do their bit to reduce their impact on the environment and increase their Green Footprint - the conservation group definitely did that! The Green Footprints Challenge is going from strength to strength. Many local businesses, groups and individuals across North West Leicestershire signed up and got involved, which made the groups win even more impressive. The conservation group was presented with the award at a gala event on 4th April 2014. Congratulations to all concerned and thank you for your hard work in making our local woodlands better for both people and wildlife alike. The group is looking for more members so if you’d like to help with the work or join them on one of their work sessions contact: or call 01530 815045.

Packington Morris Men

Packington Morris Men are your local morris team in the heart of the National Forest. They were formed in 1975 to dance at the Packington Carnival in that year. From that point the team grew from strength to strength and was admitted into the Morris Ring in 1980.

They practice most Tuesdays from September to May at the Odd House Inn, Snarestone and can be found performing all around North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire from May until September, at pubs during the week and fetes and festivals at the weekends. For more information about Packington Morris Men, and morris dancing in general, have a look at their website: If you’re interested in learning to dance and joining Packington Morris Men, please contact Kevin Skates 07960 162 163.



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Holiday Fashions 2014 As the Duchess of Cambridge demonstrated on her recent visit to the celebrity island of Mustique in the Caribbean, stripes are this season’s “must-have” for every fashion-conscious woman. Horizontal stripes used to be considered unflattering, until scientists managed to disprove this theory with high-tech impartial experiments. Now, manufacturers are clamouring to bring out new versions of the traditional “nautical” look. This all comes as no surprise to one of Europe’s major knitwear manufacturers - Saint James - who have been producing variations on this style since 1889. From their factory near Mont St Michel in Normandy, they have grown to become a worldwide brand renowned for quality and design flair. Charnwood’s largest ladies’ fashion store (Caroline James in Churchgate, Loughborough) are a committed stockist of the Saint James label. “We are delighted with their range”, says owner Valerie Fletcher, “the quality is excellent and the pieces are so stylish - typically French ! Their back-up service is superb, so even if we don’t stock a particular colour or style, we can often order it from the factory. They even have matching accessories and a kiddies’ collection !”

If you need to refresh your holiday wardrobe, a full catalogue can be downloaded from or you can pop into the Caroline James store to browse this and many other Spring/Summer 2014 collections at your leisure.


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The Great Central Railway There is a real varied variety of events this month including the swap meet, midweek running, Wartime Weekend, a new event the Great Model Railway and Engineering Exhibition, and the usual varied dining trains to pick from.

June 2014 Swap Meet The second Swap Meet of the year takes place at Quorn on Sunday the 1st with a very early start. There should be many bargains among the railwayana on display.

Midweek Running There will be a service on every Wednesday during the month, with the first train from Loughborough at 10.15 and every hour until the last one at 3.15, trains depart Leicester North at 11.00 and every hour until the last one at 4.00.

Wartime Weekend This is a very popular event taking place during the weekend of the 13th to 15th there is plenty of action at all the stations on the Saturday and Sunday. Friday is school Education Day however visitors are welcome, but the main events will not take place until the Saturday and Sunday. New for this year is 1940’s Themed Dinner Dance at The Platform Café, Greenacres next to Leicester North on Friday night the 13th, also on Friday at Quorn there is live music and dance in the real ale tent, Saturday evening the Big Band Night also takes place at Quorn with a fashion show and real ale and music by Woody thrown in.

The Great Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition This is a new event for the GCR and it takes place on three days the 20th to the 22nd. The event will be spread over all four stations with each station specialising in a different area of the hobby, a selection of more than 50 layouts will be on display. You will be able to travel between the stations on the real size steam locomotives!

Dining Trains There is the usual selection of dining trains to choose from with a Wartime themed dinner on the Saturday evening of the Wartime Weekend, there are two Murder Mystery nights on the 14th and 25th, Father’s Day Sunday Luncheon on the 8th, Wine and Dine Wednesday on the 18th, and on Wednesday the 25th the Maharaja Express returns.

Preview Of Events In July Midweek running on Wednesday for the first two weeks then it gets in full swing (Tuesday-Thursday) on the third week, then Teddy Bears’ Picnic takes over on the last two weeks of the month and the first two weeks in August then its back to normal midweek running. For the first time in a while during the weekend of the 4th and 5th the GCR is holding an Edwardian Weekend when the clock is turned back to the early years of the Twentieth Century with a back drop of the golden age of steam. Then on Sunday the 13th Leyland Society (vintage commercials) annual summer gathering. The is a good selection of Dining Trains to choose from including two Murder Mystery evenings and Wine and Dine Wednesday.For all the latest information visit the website at: or phone Loughborough on 01509 632323. Dave Allen, Duty Station Master, Rothley. Photo: Loughborough based LMS Class 3F ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0 No 47406 during a visit to The North Yorkshire Moors Railway for their Spring Steam Gala is about to depart from Grosmont for Goathland on Friday, April 25. There is a very steep climb up to Goathland so the ‘Jinty’ is assisted by former Loughborough based LNER 4-6-0 Class B1 No 61264. Unfortunately the ‘Jinty’ had a problem and did not run on the Saturday and Sunday.



It’s FREE to add your community event to our events diary email: Please send details in by 8th July 2014 for the August / September issue.

Toy Collectors Fair - Donington Park

Heart of the Forest Festival - Measham

Sunday 22nd June, 2014

Saturday 21st June, 2014

More than 555 Stalls of Toys, Trains and Models. With the UK’s top dealers selling a huge range of collectables there are thousands of items for sale at the fair.

This years Heart of the Forest Festival ... IS GO>>!! They are holding their usual fantastic street parade, where they encourage local schools and groups to get involved, a giant Fun Fair, Huge Bounce adventure, Bugnee Trampolines, and foods from around the world, as well as stalls promoting charities and local business. So go along, get involved and have some fun.

An exciting new addition to the Toy Fair is a Collectors section. There are many specialist dealers selling Antique Advertising, Memorabilia and Collectables such as Enamel Signs, Showcards, rare old Bottles, Pot Lids, Breweriana (Guinness collectables etc.) and Kitchenalia. There is free parking for all visitors in the huge car parks adjacent to the Exhibition Centre. Hot and cold refreshments are available throughout the day, a licensed bar will also be open. Adult £5.00 Senior Citizens £4.50, Children £2.00 (under 5’s free) 10am - 3pm Donington Exhibition Centre, Donington Park, Castle Donington DE74 2RP

Tug O War - to enter your team visit the festival website. Measham Leisure Centre from 11.30am. Parade through Measham at 12 noon. Website:

Saturday Afternoons | Tea at 2 - Coffee, Tea & Cakes!! Coffee, tea and cakes at St. Paul’s Church, Woodhouse Eaves throughout June, July, August and September (excluding 5th July and 20th September). All welcome. 2pm - 5pm

Sunday Afternoons | Messy Church Community activities on Sunday afternoons at Viscount Beaumont School organised by St Mary’s Church, Coleorton. Open to all and free of charge. Details from St Mary’s Curate: Rev’d Nick Gurney 01530 457367.

Wednesday 04 June | Voices & Volumes Talk Join Voices and Volumes Club in association with The Magic Attic for a talk on ‘Biometrics: There will never be another you’ by Paul Newsham. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided. £2.50 including refreshments | 2.00pm | The Magic Attic, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG | Tel: 01283 819020

Wednesday 04 June | Bradgate Flower Club - “Hop, Skip and Jump” Bradgate Flower Club welcomes Roma Berridge from Bingham, Notts as the guest demonstrator. Roma’s theme is “Hop, Skip and Jump”. Newtown Linford Village Hall (LE6 0AE) | Open to visitors and guests - the entry fee is £5 | Contact Lilian Coleman on 0116 2363191

Saturday 07 June | Ashby Museum Kids Club ‘Young Historians’ Kids’ History Club - First Saturday of most months. FREE ENTRY! This months theme for the Kids’ History Club at Ashby Museum is “The Tudors”. Open to all children of primary school age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE | 1pm to 4pm | Ashby Museum, North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1HU | Tel: 01530 560090

Saturday 07 June | Cropston Evangelical Free Church Coffee Morning Coffee Morning on the 1st Saturday each month. Donations given to Click Sargent’ the children’s cancer charity. All welcome. Station Road, Cropston, LE7 7HD

Monday 09 June | The Monday Club Speaker Anne Jones introducing “ True or False”. Visitors and new members welcome. Enquiries: Ann Farndon 0116 2363467. The The Monday Club meets at Cropston Evangelical Free Church, Station Road, Cropston LE7 7HD, at 2.15pm on the second Monday of each month.


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EVENTS DIARY Monday 09 June | Charnwood Flower Guild - Coalville This month’s theme is “F to the Power of 2” with Nick Grounds a National Demonstrator from Wisbech. Charnwood Flower Guild meets every second Monday of the month for an evening of entertainment with flowers. They are affiliated to The National Association of Flower Arranging Societies. The Adult School, Bridge Road, Coalville, LE67 3PW | 7.30pm | Cost to Visitors is £5

Friday 13 June | Rod Clements - National Forest Folk Club One of British folk-rock’s true originals, Rod is a man who has seen it all and lived to tell the tale. A founding member of the legendary Lindisfarne, Rod’s emergence as a solo artist has won him new fans. Rod’s solo performances combine punchy song writing, great slide guitar, heartfelt vocals and dry humour. The National Forest Folk Club, Moira Miners Welfare Club, Moira DE12 6BP | Performance starts 8.30pm | Tickets £10 | Telephone 01676 540219 | Mobile 07881 558158.

Saturday 14 June | Summer Fayre - Christ Church, Coalville Local charity stalls including bric-a-brac, crafts, tombolas, cake raffle, plants, books, etc. Refreshments, games, bouncy castle, face painting, entertainment by All Saints primary school, raffle for Rainbows and Christ Church. Summer Fayre on the Vicarage lawn at Christ Church, London Road, Coalville | 11am until 3pm.

Saturday 14 June | Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group Table-Top Sale The Table-Top sale will be from 10.00a.m. to 12.00noon. Entry will be 50p. Tables charged at just £5. The Beaumont Centre, Peggs Green - raise funds to continue the volunteer groups work.

Sunday 15 June | Fathers Day Activities at Conkers Come to CONKERS and face the Ranger Team in our Father’s day bushcraft activity. This will be especially for the dads of the family to see if you can beat our Head Ranger (experienced bush crafter) Tom Chamberlain in who can make the best survival area. If you think you can take him on please book now! This is definitely a Ray Mears extreme activity – if you think you can push your limits come and join us. This is included in the general admission price to CONKERS. For further details telephone 01283 216633.

Thursday 19 & Friday 20 June | Art Exhibition Our Lady’s Convent School are holding an Art Exhibition (GCSE and A level work) and invite you to come and view the students work. No need to book, just turn up, everyone welcome. Thurs: 6pm to 8.30pm and Fri: 4pm to 6pm | Our Lady’s Convent School, Gray Street, Loughborough |

Saturday 21 June | Ashby Farmers Market Ashby Farmers Market at Manor House School, South Street, Ashby LE65 1BR. 9am - 2pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For further information on either Farmers Market telephone 01530 261660.

Tuesday 24 June | Ashby Writers’ Club Visitors are welcome at a nominal fee of £4 per speaker meeting. £3 per comp/manuscript meeting (includes tea/coffee). Speaker: Wendy Freer: a two part evening - (a) Wendy will give an illustrated talk on canal boat children (b) Showing of Wendy’s film A Town Divided (made by local young people) about the Civil War in Ashby Meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified | Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street, Ashby | 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Thursday 26 June | A Midsummer Nights Dream - Donington Le Heath Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and raucous travelling players. At Donington le Heath Manor House, Manor Road, Donington le Heath LE67 2FW | Tickets £15 Adults, £13 Concessions and £9 children available from Ashby Tourist Information Centre 01530 411767.

Sunday 29 June | Swannington Strawberry Fayre Enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon at our annual Strawberry Fayre with one of our very popular strawberry teas. A great and relaxing way to meet your friends. 2pm | Swannington Village Hall, Main Street, Swannington, Leicestershire


What’s On... Classic Cars & Crafts Sunday 20th July 2014 Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, hosts the 18th Annual Classic Car and Transport Show plus Crafts inside the Hall. Over 500 cars are again expected alongside trade and autojumble stalls, children’s inflatables plus Craft Stalls inside the Hall. Last year’s event attracted thousands of visitors and the admission is once again Adults £6.00 – Children £2.50 with free car parking. Anyone interested in exhibiting their vehicle or trading at the Show can contact organisers Transtar Promotions on 01922 643385 or email: Geoff Price, the organiser has been involved in organising events for over 30 years and is pleased to be returning to Beaumanor Hall for the 18th year. His childhood was spent in the nearby village of Swithland where his mother still lives but moved to the West Midlands in the early 1970’s. His own personal interest is not with cars but buses and over 55 years has amassed an amazing Guinness World Record Collection of over 13,000 different model buses and trams dating back to 1903 in all shapes and sizes from all over the world – The collection includes the first model from his childhood bought in 1957. His interest in full size buses began with his early days when Barkus, Prestwells, Kemp & Shaw, Allens, Howletts and Midland Red were all operating the buses around the local villages to Loughborough. Over all these years he has amassed many photographs of the operators and has many memories to go with them from his school days. NB: NO DOGS are allowed on site (except Guide Dogs)

Ashby Open Gardens Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June 2014, 11am - 6pm Come and visit our beautiful yet different gardens in Ashby. See a vast array of stunning and unusual plants in glorious locations. We have some new gardens this year, as well as changes in some of the existing ones. We also have the Ashby Allotments joining us, and will be giving tours around the allotments.

​Ashby Ladies Business Group Lunch​ Monday 7th July 2014 Our guest speakers are Justine Bourne from Bourne Communications with ‘Top tips for good search engine optimisation’ and we also have Timms Solicitors giving a 10 minute talk too. To book your place contact Venue : The Mews, Mill Lane Mews, Ashby de la Zouch 11.30am to 2.00pm - £20.00 per member (non members / visitors £25.00) to include a lovely 2 course lunch, refreshments and coffee. (Lunch served at 12.30pm)

CHARITY CONCERT: Music in the Park Saturday 7th June 2014 This highly popular charity concert is fun for all ages, and is held in the beautiful grounds of Wistow Hall (by kind permission of the Brooks family). Bring your own picnic and enjoy music by “The upBeatles” (a Beatles tribute band) and the award winning “Hathern Brass Band”. This is then followed by a fabulous fireworks display in front of Wistow Hall. The concert is supporting 2 Leicestershire & Rutland charities: “LOROS” and “HOPE Against Cancer” and is organised by the Wigston Rotary Club (last year £10,000 was raised for good causes!). Wet or dry the show goes on. No fires or barbeques allowed and no dogs. TICKETS: Adult £12.50 (On the day/night £15.00) : 12-16yrs £5 : Under 12’s Free FREE Parking Gates open at 5.30pm, the concert starts at 7:30pm and the fireworks display will be at 10pm. For more information & Credit Card Hotline: 0116 2318431 Tickets are on sale at Baileys at Wistow Rural Centre, Glebe Garden Centre (Countesthorpe) and at all 24 LOROS Shops throughout Leicestershire & Rutland, including Oadby, Blaby, Market Harborough, Wigston, Leicester Market Place and Queens Road Bookshop.

Take the opportunity to see what can be achieved in typical “Town” gardens like yours rather than the “Country Estates” that are typical of many open garden events. Plants for sale, free gardening advice and scrumptious cakes! £3 donation allows entry to ALL gardens for both days (in aid of Cancer Research UK). Under 16s go free. Please see the website for further details: www.


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What’s On... Newtown Linford Choral Society – Summer Concert

Car Boot

Thursday 12th, Friday 13th & Saturday 14th June, 2014.

Come and join us for an interesting morning of discovery!

Tickets are selling fast for the Choral Society’s Summer Concert to be held in Newtown Linford Village Hall. The music will be light hearted to reflect the season, and this year’s theme will be ‘Colours’. The songs will therefore include numbers such as Fields of Gold, Over the Rainbow, and Autumn Leaves. A two course supper will be served on the Friday and Saturday nights, when tickets are priced at £16 (£9 children 14 and under), and the evening commences at 7.15 pm. On Thursday night tickets are £8 (£5 children), when there will ‘nibbles’, and a starting time of 8 pm. On all three nights there will be a licensed bar. For tickets contact Peter and Iris Sayer on 01530 243822.

Hidden gems are still awaiting to be found and there is always the chance that simple items such as a replacement for the garden trowel thrown away with garden refuse, or a new tea pot lid, will be there to be bought at a knock drop price!!

Swannington Plant Sale

Griffydam Heritage Social

Saturday 7th June, 2014 Come and enjoy a relaxing coffee and cake while you buy your garden plants, all in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Donations of plants and cakes greatly appreciated. For enquires or offers of help please contact: Gwen Williams 01530 811418 (coordinator), Marie 01530 831046 (re plants) or Anita 01530 812487 (if you would like to bake). This is a Swannington Open Gardens Group event. 10.30am - 3pm | Swannington Village Hall

Saturday 7th June 2014

Or just come to enjoy homemade refreshments ‘Mary Berry’ style. Copt Oak Memorial Hall Field - LE67 9QB (next to the Copt Oak Pub). 9am till 12 noon. Stalls set up 8am - Public admission 9am. Cars £5 - all other vehicles £8. Entrance 50p, children free. Proceeds for St. Peters Church Copt Oak. Booking or further details ring 0116 2674746.

Friday 18th July 2014, 6pm Heritage Social Friday at Griffydam - A chance for Trust members, volunteers and anyone interested in heritage to socialise. Come and join us - bring something towards the communal feast, it would help if you tell us what you are bringing so that we get a variety. Please email for further information.

Ashby De La Zouch Fake Festival Top UK Tribute Bands including: Oasish, Bon Jovi Experience, Really Hot Chili Peppers Saturday 7th June 2014, 12.30pm - 11.00pm Returning for a 3rd year, Fake Festivals proudly presents the Ashby De La Zouch Fake Festival on the Bath Grounds. Could this year be bigger than previous years? With a line up of tributes to Oasis, Bon Jovi and Red Hot Chili Peppers we think Ashby De La Zouch Fake Festival will be “off the scale!” There’s the usual Fake Festival outside ‘Entertainment Zone’ for kids, food stands and the bar open until 10:45pm. Advanced tickets: Adults £20, Youth (10-17) £10, Family (2+2) £50, Child (0-9) FREE. On the door tickets: Adults £25, Youth (10-17) £15, Family (2+2) £70, Child (0-9) FREE Under 15 years olds must be accompanied by a paid adult. Children (0-9 years) are FREE to enter the Festival and will be given a wristband upon entry. Don’t forget, once you’ve bought your ticket it can also be redeemed for a FREE ticket to ‘The Big Fake Festival’ 2014. Check out the website for the details of this 3 day Fake Festival with 18 tributes and camping facilities. Bath Grounds, South Street, Ashby De La Zouch. For further details and to book your tickets visit:


Quick Crossword No: 7


ACROSS 1. Ramps used to assist in crossing rivers (7) 5. Astounding (7) 9. Raucous (5) 10. Protruding bump (5) 12. Speakers (7) 14. Flowers (5) 15. Used to assist in lifting (5) 16. Not moving, hung around (5) 17. Talent (5) 18. A thin biscuit (5) 19. Escape (5) 22. Amphibians (5) 24. To strike (5) 25. A metal (7) 30. A lord (5) 31. Dull-witted person (5) 32. Garden centre (7) 33. To put forth, pushed (7)

DOWN 1. a place for your income (4) 2. A part of your eye (4) 3. Welcomes (6) 4. Tasted, tried out (7) 5. Olympic competitor (7) 6. A sneaky attack (6) 7. A small island (4) 8. Joy, a feeling of happiness (4) 11. Crazy, lost the plot (7) 13. Insists on (7)

20. Smooth feeling, a soft fabric (7) 21. A light down pour (7) 23. To plot, conspire (6) 24. Smear, distort (6) 26. A group of people (4) 27. A phobia (4) 28. Mucus (4) 29. Study, scan words (4)

Look out for the crossword solution in the August / September issue!

Crossword No: 6 Solution


Sudoku For You!

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FOOD, DRINK & VENUES The Flying Horse............................ 39 The George Inn.............................. 39 The Grey Lady Kitchen & Deli.......... 8 Holly Bush Inn��������������������������������� 8 The Queens Head.......................... 38 The Restaurant at The Mountsorrel... 39 Sugar & Ice..................................... 33 Vintage Afternoon Teas.................. 55 Woodcock Farm Shop.................... 42 The Woodhouse............................... 8

GARDEN Charnwood Tree Services.............. 43 East Mids Mowers & Machines...... 42 Garden Blueprints.......................... 14 LB Landscaping.............................. 42 Neil Johnson Landscaping............. 43 Outdoor Solutions........................... 55 Roecliffe Tree Surgery.................... 43

HAIR & BEAUTY Aqua Hair.......................................44 Beautique....................................... 28 Firefly Tattoos................................. 28 Hair By Josephine.......................... 33 Molly Coddles................................. 28

HEALTH Charnwood Hearing Centre............ 53 Charnwood Physiotherapy............. 53 The Foot Centre............................. 29

HEALTH continued... Halls Optometrists.......................... 32 Helping Hands................................ 46 Mark Padgett - PT.......................... 31 Physique Fitness Gym................... 34 Quorndon Care............................... 46

HOME ABD Picture Framing...................... 53 Absolute Window Solutions.............. 2 Ancient & Modern........................... 14 Anstey Homecrafts......................... 53 Ashby Decorators Centre................. 5 Ashby Stoves................................. 31 Ashby Tile & Bathroom................... 27 Broughtons....................................... 6 Carpet Cuts.................................... 56 Charnwood Kitchens...................... 30 Charnwood Oaks Roofing & Building..4 Clean Eaves................................... 18 Coalville Decorators Centre........... 30 Coalville Kitchens........................... 34 CV Lane........................................... 4 Daniel Chapman............................. 14 Delegate Services.......................... 14 DeVol...................................... 10 + 11 DG Plumbing.................................. 53 Graham Botterill - Soft Furnishings... 14 Halls of Ibstock............................... 35 Holme Tree Kitchens........................ 6 Just Frames.................................... 53 Keller Construction........................... 3 The Light House............................... 4 Loft Storage Solutions...................... 5 Logburners Ltd................................. 3

HOME continued... Martin Allen Flooring......................... 6 MGAS............................................. 18 Mr B................................................14 My Spa UK.............................15 + 20 Quality Flooring Services............... 33 RJ Rowley........................................ 5 RSJ Roofing................................... 18 Splashout......................................... 7 Terry Allen Painter & Decorator...... 53 UK Gas Services.............................. 3 Watson’s Electrical......................... 14 Wonderclean.................................... 4

LEISURE Bradgate Park Plays......................... 8 Faces Arts...................................... 25 Just Bikes....................................... 14

MOTORS Cropston Garage............................ 53 Motors (Coalville) Ltd..................... 31

PETS Anstey Cattery................................ 55 Glebe Von Wood............................ 55 The Retreat Boarding Kennels....... 55 The Veterinary Surgery.................. 55

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Adoption Services.......................... 24 Advantage Computer Systems....... 14 Dodds Solicitors LLP...................... 25 Prusinski Solicitors......................... 46 Roy Green - Sales & Lettings........... 25 Timms Solicitors............................... 8

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June / July 2014 - Issue 8

The Vine, Leicestershire  

The June edition of The Vine, your local community magazine in North West Leicestershire.