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Royston Edition February 2018 Issue 17

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Norwich Kew Gardens Orchid Festival Boundary Mills & Downtown Shopping Cadbury Heritage Tour Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – Olympia Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – Olympia Crufts Dog Show: Terrier & Hound Groups Florimania at Hampton Court Palace Smokey & The Boat inc Lunch St Albans Market Day Sewing for Pleasure/Hobbycrafts NEC Royal Academy & Queens Gallery Bury St Edmunds & Chippenham Park Ideal Home Show – Olympia Beefeater Gin Tour & Lunch Ham House & Isabella Plantation Black Country Living Museum Kensington Palace – Diana Exhibition Kyoto & Sunken Gardens Tour – Inc Lunch Bletchley Park Ascot Spring Garden Show Savill Garden & Royal Heritage Tour Country Living Magazine Fair Alex. Palace Wisley Spring Craft & Design Fair Bruges via Eurotunnel

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Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 15 Feb *Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – MK Mat £60.00 7 Mar *Fat Friends – Milton Keynes Matinee £55.00 18 Mar Classical Spectacular RAH inc Lunch £89.00 20 Mar The Comedy About a Bank Robbery - Eve £59.50 20 Mar Les Miserables – Evening £67.50 22 Mar Crazy For You – Milton Keynes Matinee £57.50 25 Mar Dancing on Ice Wembley – Sun Matinee £75.00 28 Mar Dreamgirls – Matinee £65.00 28 Mar Kinky Boots – Matinee £59.50 29 Mar Motown – Matinee £65.00 7 Apr Wicked – Saturday Matinee £65.00 18 Apr The Ferryman – Matinee £65.00 19 Apr Mamma Mia – Matinee £55.00 22 Apr Film Music Gala RAH Matinee inc Lunch £79.00 24 Apr Brick Lane Music Hall St Georges Show £57.00 25 Apr The Play that Goes Wrong – MK Mat £47.50 25 Apr Harrogate Spring Flower Show – 3 days £265.00 29 Apr The Glenn Miller Orchestra –Milton Keynes £44.00 2 May Strictly Ballroom The Musical - Matinee £65.00 2 May Les Miserables – Matinee £67.50 3 May Tom Jones Tribute Matinee inc Lunch £65.00 9 May 42nd Street – Matinee £59.50 9 May The Lion King – Mat Adult £65.00/Senior £57.50 10 May Tina the Musical - Matinee £65.00 16 May Summer Holiday – Milton Keynes Matinee £44.00 6 Jun *Matilda the Musical M Keynes Matinee £55.00 11 Jun 42nd Street – Evening £59.50 11 Jun Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 12 Jun Bat out of Hell – Evening £62.50 25 Jul Jersey Boys – Southend Matinee £52.00 8 Aug The King & I – Matinee £67.50 (* Trumpington Park & Ride pick up)

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It’s all about Luuurve this month as we look forward to Valentine’s Day and celebrate all things matrimonial with our special Wedding feature.

Next Deadline Monday 12th February

For those looking forward to their own nuptials or those lucky enough to be invited to a wedding this year there is advice and inspiration to ensure that the celebrations go well. But never fear, there is plenty to interest everyone with all our regular articles and lots of news from the community. Don’t miss our recipe from Tallulah this month - in recognition of Pancake Day she has created a fantastic (and very chocolatey) Pancake Cake. I can tell you that it is absolutely delicious but very very rich! Enjoy the lighter evenings as we creep towards Spring - it will soon be here and in the meantime there is lots to do locally to keep you busy!

Your Listing Team

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In this issue

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Out and About

Spotlight On...


My Local Life


Think Richard, Think Garden


Wedding Feature From Tallulah’s Kitchen What’s On

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A Little Further Afield


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Out & About ROYSTON IS EXPECTING…AGAIN! Royston is set to host a third Baby & Toddler Show this year, but this time, at a new venue - Meridian School on Garden Walk.

friendships and gain valuable life skills. To celebrate their centenary this year, the organisation plan to hold a number of events for their members and the community. Royston Baby Show is looking Organisers and sponsors, Jane for raffle prize donations and are asking Wallington of Breeze Birthing, Clare local businesses to contact them via Coningsby of Sling Me Clarefully and, if they can Royston Private Midwife, Cecile Davidson, help. hope to repeat the successes of previous years, which saw more than 400 visitors Organiser Jane Wallington, said “We are and a queue before 10am. really excited to be having the Royston Baby Show in the town again this year. The large main hall and the dining area Even more so, because of our new will be filled with local business and venue! Meridian school is larger and organisations showcasing their array of more accessible for all. There’ll also be a products and services. feeding room for mothers”. As well as the 30+ stalls, talks and The event will be 10am-3pm and the first workshops from local experts will be held 100 families through the door will receive on the stage in the main hall throughout a goodie bag. the day. For more information about the event, Once again, there will be a chance to including information on exhibitors and win some amazing prizes in the raffle, talks, you can visit their facebook page; with proceeds going to the Girlguiding Royston District to help them celebrate their 100 years in Royston. Girlguiding Royston Baby & Toddler Show, Meridian is the leading charity for girls and young School, Garden Walk, Royston, Saturday women in the UK, with over 500,000 24th February, 10am - 3pm members. Girlguiding gives girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build

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This three bedroom semi -detached house is situated in a quite cul-de-sac in the popular village of Ashwell. The house consists of three bedrooms, large family bathroom, lounge/diner, modern kitchen, large rear garden and enough space to the side and rear for possible extension. (STPP)

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Royston Choral Society Romance is in the air as RCS have been showing their love of music and each other.

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Spotlight On... Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

It costs £6.5 million every year to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. Without access to National Lottery funding and with only limited support from Government, the Charity relies upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives.

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Sabi Stafford, Fundraising Manager said “We are very grateful to supporters who have already requested donations in lieu of gifts. People are getting behind this campaign and have so far raised £15,464 towards the £20,000 target for their local Air Ambulance.”

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance unlike NHS emergency services, is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

Whether it be pounds or pennies, every donation counts at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. Even £5 can buy disposable head blocks to help maintain spinal immobilisation in patients and £8 can buy a blood pressure cuff to monitor the status of a patient. Everyone’s contributions really add together to make a massive difference.

Each HEMS Team consists of a Pilot and Co-pilot, a Pre-hospital Care Doctor and a Critical Care Paramedic who can be rushed to the scene of an incident with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the hospital emergency department. Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs.

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The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust is a small registered charity based just outside of Cambridge. Originally set up to rescue and rehabilitate Shetland ponies. However, due to the current economic climate we have now found it necessary to open our doors to all breeds of equines. Ponies come into our care for many reasons, sometimes due to neglect or abandonment. We currently have over 30 horses and ponies in our care and a further twenty ponies have been rehomed on our foster care scheme. We receive no government funding and rely on public donations. All our staff and Trustees are volunteers, so a car boot sale has been organised to help raise funds for the charity. Entry is ÂŁ1 per person and tables are ÂŁ10 each.

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The artefacts which include Egyptian patterned glass bowls dating back to AD200, Roman jugs, cups, plates and an iron lamp, have been classed as the third most significant discovery of its kind Council Purchase Fund, The in recent years. Art Fund and the Hertfordshire Heritage Fund. There was also They were originally a donation of £1000 from a discovered by a metal private donor. detectorist in a field near Kelshall, Royston and an Staff at the Museum will shortly archaeological dig took place be arranging for the items to shortly after to understand be transferred from The British why the metalwork had been Museum to its premises. Items buried. This was when the will undergo conservation and glass was found. Due to the restoration work before being historical significance of the put into permanent display finds, they were placed in the cabinets. care of The British Museum. We will bring you more news North Hertfordshire Museum when the Museum opens fully. in Hitchin was successful in applying for nearly £60,000 northhertsmuseum of grant funding from The Call 01462 474554 Headley Trust, V&A Arts

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My Local Life Nigel and Tracy Reader own and run Borders and Bows, whose showroom in Green Drift is full of beautiful fabrics, wallpapers and lighting. They are both heavily involved in the local community – Tracy sings in the Church Choir along with their daughter Zoe and helps with theatre productions by CADS and Nigel is a member of the Advisory Council to Royston First, a season ticket holder at Royston Town FC and helps manage Royston Cricket Club’s 3rd XI with their son Owen as well as assisting the youth coaches during Sunday morning coaching sessions at Therfield in the summer. Where do you live? Royston, where Nigel has lived for 37 Years and Tracy since we married in 1989. What’s your favourite local place to eat and drink? There are so many great places to eat locally, but if pushed for favourites it would have to be The Pig and Abbot for a family meal – great homely food and convivial atmosphere and The Royal Bengal for a takeaway. We also enjoy drinks at Cambridge Wine Bar – just a short walk out in the evening for a drink in pleasant surroundings. Where do you each like to shop locally? Nigel – Dysons who have a great range of brands and are ever helpful Tracy – Andersons Hair and Eden Beauty. I can’t get enough pampering!

What are each of your guilty pleasures? Nigel – Cricket – watching, playing, organising and facilitating for Royston Cricket Club as well as sneaking off and watching Middlesex CCC at Lords or watching international cricket on TV. Tracy – Spin Classes and white chocolate (not at the same time!) What was the last film you watched together? Paddington 2 at Royston Picture Palace, which is a great local asset and, if you haven’t been, is much better than you think will be. How do you celebrate? With a good bottle of wine How do you each like to spend your days off work? Nigel – I refer you to my ‘Guilty Pleasures’ answer, as well as watching Royston Town FC at Garden Walk with friends.

Tracy – Flexibility – when you work for yourself, you only have to work half days and sometimes you can even choose which twelve hours it is. Nigel – Seeing projects through from a bare room to a completed vision and seeing inside so many beautiful homes. Are either of you scared of anything? Tracy – Snakes Nigel – Landing … that is to say, I’m not really scared of heights, nor am I especially scared of falling but it’s the bit that comes after that which worries me! What are you most looking forward to this February? Nigel – Going away to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt for a week of R and R and warm sunshine Tracy – Nigel being away for a week!

Tracy – Singing in the Church Choir at St John the Baptist Church and helping out with CADS whose current pantomime ‘Mother Goose’ has seen me working behind the scenes on ‘props’. Both of us like to relax in one of the town’s coffee bars with a Cappuccino and a cake and just watch the world go by. What are your favourite books? Tracy – anything by James Herbert Nigel – ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’ by Marina Lewycka. What did you each have for your lunch today? A quick coffee and a sandwich. Sometimes, with a combination of our work and our other interests, lunchtime is just a blur. What is the best thing about your work?

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Think Garden, Think Richard Garden Focus... Plan for the Year Ahead Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott To continue my series of articles for 2018, designing with plants, this month I am going to look at starting at ground level. Our eyes are often drawn to planting such as trees and shrubs that give a permanence to the garden, but there is lots happening at ground level as we head toward spring. New life is emerging from the soil as well as ground cover planting that is ever present. It is important to appreciate the smaller plants at this early time in the growing season, their shape, form and texture is just as relevant at ground level as it is higher up. Ground covering shrubs help to fill the space in mixed borders and have a range of shapes and forms. Cotoneaster dammeri is known for its studded white flowers in the summer and its red berries in the winter, but I like its trailing habit and evergreen stems that create a flow of horizontal growth through the border. Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ and ‘Emerald and Gold’ are more mound forming, variegated shrubs, but cover the ground well. Both would contrast well with Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ that has a vertical form

and beautiful red coloured stems at this time of year. The trailing habit of Periwinkle offers good, evergreen ground cover too. The dark green leaves are a good contrasting colour for brightly coloured foliage such as the Euonymus ‘Emerald and Gold’. Spring bulbs are just starting to show themselves. We have been enjoying the snowdrops for many weeks now, but the feeling of spring is on the way has its greatest resonance with the daffodil. In my gardening life the daffodil and Forsythia remind me that the sunshine, longer days and warmth are coming as the yellow flowers suggest heat. This is a strong linkage to colour, but the flowing form of swathes of daffodils naturalised in grass helps add vertical interest to a flat grass form. Be bold with your planting. Nature does not produce uniformity and straight lines. I like to broadcast daffodils by the handful and plant them where they fall during early autumn. Emerging hardy perennial shoots are a great sign of regeneration in the garden. There is a tipping point when it seems that everything is growing all at


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once as the ground has reached the optimum temperature. It is a lovely time to look into the borders and notice the shape, form and texture of the stems that appear. We become very impatient waiting for the finished article, but the real pleasure is in appreciating the journey of growth on a micro level. It is a time of anticipation and excitement. I love to visit the gardens I have designed and planted the previous autumn to observe this transition. Take a little time to look in your borders each week to see this in action. Ground covering perennials play a key role in filling bare earth in the garden. The dead nettle Lamium is a great genus of ground covering plants. Lamium maculatum ‘Pink Nancy’ or ‘White Nancy’ give good value. I also like the semi evergreen Waldsteinia ternata that has strawberry-like foliage with open yellow flowers in late spring. It likes to spread in shady parts of the garden. Think also about hardy perennial habit too for filling space. Geranium ‘Brookside’, Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’ and Alchemilla mollis are all what I describe as filler hardy

perennials. They don’t grow as ground cover but planted in groups or swathes they behave in a similar way. Also they are the contrast to the taller hardy perennials. The juxtaposition of shape, form and texture should always be in your thoughts when creating a new planting scheme. Floor materials help to complement or contrast with planting. Minimalistic planting of grasses and perennials in cobbles or gravel gives a stylised look compared to mulching with organic compost or bark chips. The floor material is a key consideration to new planting. Suppression of weeds is a must, but migration of materials at the transition points such as grass meeting border is frustrating. Slate pieces seemed to dominate the urban front garden, but pebbles and cobbles are fighting back and metal edging is a must!

GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD Think Garden, Think Richard!

MUSEUM MUSINGS: Joining Up History We carry out research for visitors and exhibitions. I often come across a business called Nash, Rowley & Son. They were auctioneers and surveyors in Royston in the 1800s. Many of their auctions were held at the Bull Inn on the High Street. As part of a project to catalogue our research documents, I uncovered some details about the business. In particular, I found links between Nash and important buildings in Royston. Another part of the town’s history was starting to join up and tell more of a story! The business was set up in the 1820s by Thomas Cockett and William Thomas Nash, who would later become Cockett’s son-inlaw. When Cockett died, William continued the business with his son, Edward.

Meanwhile, we’ve also been researching Royston Workhouse for an exhibition. So, how delighted I was to discover that Nash was the person who designed it! I also found out that he designed the Royston Institute building (now the Town Hall) and the Corn Exchange. History can sometimes easily be seen as a timeline, one straight line going backwards. However, when you can start joining up different events and people, it really fills out the story and helps build up a picture of our town and the people who have lived and worked here over the years.

William Thomas Nash started his career working for John Wallen, an experienced architect and quantity surveyor. Nash picked up a lot from his time working there.

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Book Review: Waking

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Open Mon to Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-2pm Sunday’s 9am-1pm

Local author Helen Richardson has recently published her first novel. In describing the inspiration for her work Helen notes “I had a single moment circling in my head: a strange, faint, sense of recognition between a man and a woman. This was the seed that would grow to be Waking, a brief second of déjà vu that felt a bit like attraction, and a bit like memory.”

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cannot trust herself. A “too good to be true” scenario does not make her happy, she is uneasy that she has missed something bad that will come back to haunt her.

The book is about the least known part of the mind – dreams. It takes you on a journey with someone who can’t trust their head when they’re asleep. The fear instilled in the characters is transmitted to the reader too. The story moves forward like a psychological thriller, but is mostly about love and relationships. The sense of not knowing who to trust fills the plot and Anna feels she

I really enjoyed this addictive read with its dark and disturbing plot and am looking forward to the next book from Helen!

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Sunday 4th February, 11am – 3pm

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Sunday 18th February, 11am – 4pm

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The Cambridge Riverside Wedding Fair

Top Tips for all things Matrimonial Your wedding is one of the best days of your life. However it involves a great amount of planning which can take away some of the magic during the run up to the ‘Big Day’.

Make sure the responsibilities of planning are shared around. If you are a ‘control freak’ you may find this awfully difficult but have faith in the people around you to help out.

Early planning helps to minimise the stress close to the wedding. It’s always good to have Plan Bs Cs and Ds in case Plan A doesn’t work out. If you are aiming for a big wedding, don’t stray too far away from where your guests live. If you do, expect some guests may be unable to make it. If you are planning to have your wedding in the UK make sure your wedding venue can be flexible in the event of any unexpected weather.

Next, slightly more beauty related, if you are going to tan remember not to go too dark and get it done properly. Allow plenty of time in advance before the day for the initial ‘stain everything you touch’ phase to be over. The last thing you want is to ruin a gorgeous dress / outfit with tan stains. The same rule goes for lipstick, makeup etc, don’t over do it. Focus on contouring cheekbones, and natural colours on the eyes and lips. Lipstick can sometimes smudge and can tend to get everywhere. Try different smudge proof gloss/ lipstick so that on the day you aren’t worrying.

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Another tip is to get the best photographer you can. The photographs will provide you with a lasting memory of the day so you want to make sure you have the best quality photos possible.

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Finally don’t get too caught up in it all, relax, remember what the day is really about and most importantly have fun!

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HoneyMoon destinations

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Perched alongside one of Britain’s most ancient roads, Templar Antiquities seems perfectly placed for its purpose...but what is that exactly? Well, we have come to find out and after passing through one of Cambridgeshire’s tallest, Gothicarched entrances, it is immediately apparent that this is no ordinary antique shop! No, it’s more alike to a page out of some fantastical novel or period drama, a film set, a museum and an art gallery...or all of the above. “Well, this is what we do!” exclaimed the long haired entrepreneur as he spread his arms wide and waved his hands all round. “A gathering of art, arms and artefacts, home furniture and furnishings carved straight out of history, made by the artisans of time whose craft and articulation shine through in every item! That’s not all; we even design and build bespoke furniture out of reclaimed and ageold timbers ourselves...have a look at the Templar Built section of our website,” states Benjy Reid. “And,” he continues energetically, “check these out! Hands down the most detailed, pre-aged, stone statuary I have yet to come across in the UK. We are now a major stockist in the region.”

Wow! Everywhere we look we espy something new, or old rather; something different and totally unique. We find ourselves walking in with one notion and leaving, hands full, with another. We didn’t even feel the need to haggle! “Yes,” nods our most informative, unlikely host, “We are a collector of many things, but dust isn’t one of them.” Among the treasures lies the perfect, unique wedding present for a very lucky couple.

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Canada Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, and the destination saw a surge in popularity – especially among Thailand Offering culture, stunning married couples. The opportunity beaches and a unique elephant to tour the stunning Rockies is a experience at Khao Sok National bucket list experience where you Park, Thailand is always popular. can make life-long memories. Honeymooners can stay in lavish Premier Travel offers a wedding 4 or 5-star hotels with excellent and honeymoon gift service, where facilities for the same price as 3your guests can contribute towards star accommodation elsewhere. the cost of a wedding abroad or Mauritius Its sandy white beaches honeymoon. and swaying palms make Mauritius a top-selling honeymoon To discuss any aspect of your honeymoon or wedding abroad destination. Great value allplease contact the experts inclusive hotels are plentiful, and there are often amazing offers and at Premier Travel Royston on 01763 211211 or visit the discounts available for couples at website: Indian Ocean resorts. Southern Africa Our favourite honeymoon itinerary is a few nights in Cape Town for its culture, a visit to the Winelands region for wine tasting, followed by a self-drive along the stunning Garden Route. You can end your honeymoon with a stay at a safari lodge in pursuit of the Big Five game animals for that ultimate experience. Borneo Wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to Borneo, with an overnight excursion to see the country’s native orangutans the most popular reason for visiting.

Karen Arnold Civil Celebrant (Dip FC Dip NCC) Individual, Bespoke, Truly Personal Ceremonies As spring approaches, many couples start focusing on getting married, and THE special day. But how many couples know the difference between a marriage ceremony and a wedding ceremony? Do you know where these ceremonies can be held? I am a Civil Celebrant, offering personal bespoke wedding ceremonies. If you have an dream of what you would like the day to be but are unsure as to what options are available to you phone me and book and appointment today This initial appointment is free, by quoting “The Listing” when booking Whether it is your first or fourth wedding my promise is to make the ceremony as unique and memorable as you are. Do get in touch!

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Wedding Guests Wedding season has arrived and when it comes to weddings, if you are like me you face the issue of having to part with the usual black/ white tones of your wardrobe. If the wedding you’re attending is in England, you have to plan for any type of weather which makes choosing an outfit extra tricky.

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Now you might be wondering what colours to go for, if you are struggling to stray from black/white I’d suggest a pale grey as it can work for any season so can be worn for Midi length is definitely in for further occasions if you dare wedding guests, teamed with wear an outfit twice. Anything sandal styled heels, adds along the pastel pink, lilac, sophistication to a simple blue spectrum also makes dress. ASOS, Pretty Little for a very elegant look. If you Thing and New Look are some are feeling brave a vibrant examples of where you can green or forest green. Summer find simple reasonably priced weddings are the perfect time Midi’s or if your feeling brave to try adding a different colour something bolder. If you aren’t to your look as the possibilities sure, keep it a simple style and are endless. simple colour. You can always add statement jewellery if you want to ‘bling it up’.

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and flower arranging and have ventured into the hire market offering party paraphernalia. We now have a range of products to hire including vintage china, glassware, a variety of table centrepieces or indeed bespoke vases with a creative floral arrangements. Also available are table plan easels, garden furniture and indoor vintage styling which includes sweet carts, cake stands and a variety of bunting.


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The Wedding Season is Here! Wedding & Engagement Rings Bridal Jewellery Bridesmaids Gifts & More 01763 244705 • 8 High Street, Royston SG8 9AG

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HC Jewellers offers: Wedding & Engagement Rings Bespoke Design service Brand New & Refurbished Jewellery Jewellery Repairs & Alterations Watch Repairs & Servicing Watch Batteries & New Strap Replacements Gemstone Identification Valuations & Advice for Insurance & Probate

Established in 2013 and situated in Royston town centre, HC Jewellers carry out a full range of jewellery services.

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We believe when choosing the perfect Engagement and Wedding rings you should be able to take your time and ask questions to people who know their products. We give you honest advice and also believe in quality and affordable jewellery. We will be offering free insurance on all Engagement and wedding rings purchased throughout February (T&C apply).

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Best Man Speech - Dream or Nightmare? can get in the way of you enjoying the rest of the event. But there are easy techniques you can learn to build your confidence.

If you’ve been asked to be the Best Man at your friend’s wedding you are probably starting to worry already about making the speech. Fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias and

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1. A month before the wedding, start to practice feeling confident. Close your eyes and picture an occasion when you felt really confident. Make the picture as big, bright and colourful as you can. When you are experiencing that confident feeling as strongly as possible, press the tips of your thumb and first finger together firmly. This is your confidence anchor. 2. In the week before the wedding, before you go to sleep every night, imagine yourself making a brilliant

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speech. See yourself standing confidently, speaking easily, the smiling faces in front of you. Hear them laughing at your jokes and clapping as you finish. Enjoy that good feeling of a job well done. Press the tips of your thumb and first finger together to ‘fire’ your confidence anchor. 3. Just before you stand up to make the speech, take a few moments to concentrate on your breathing. Breathe down into your stomach and make each outbreath slightly longer than the inbreath. This will trigger relaxation. 4. When you stand up, plant your feet firmly hip distance apart and stand in your confident posture.

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5. Take plenty of sips of water. This will keep your mouth moist and give you a chance to look at your notes 6. At the beginning of your speech, let your eyes go out of focus so that you can take in the whole room. Once you are feeling more confident, let your eyes focus on the people who are smiling and laughing - there will be plenty of them. 7. Enjoy yourself - this is your moment!

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen pancake cake

Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to February. This month I would like to share with you a new recipe in my collection combining two of my most favourite desserts...pancakes and chocolate. Whilst this recipe is a little on the time consuming side, it can be completed in stages so you don’t have to find a huge chunk of time in your busy day to make the cake. So let’s begin... For the Ganache 375g double cream 115g caster sugar 500g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) For the Pancakes 300g plain flour 4tbsp caster sugar 3 eggs (from happy free range hens!) 3 egg yolks (as above!) 750g semi skimmed milk 2 tbsp oil & a little extra for the pan For the Glaze 75g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 115g double cream 3 tbsp golden syrup 25g butter Let’s start by making the ganache. Pour the cream and sugar into

saucepan, and slowly heat until the sugar is dissolved. Take care not to boil the cream as this will cause the ganache to split. Now add the chocolate and stir on a very low heat until all the chocolate has melted and you have a lump free molten liquid. Pour into a heat proof bowl, cover and pop into the fridge to cool and set for at least 2 hours. Now we can make the pancake batter. Into your large mixing bowl put the flour and sugar. Make a well in the centre and pour in the eggs and the egg yolks, then beat in the milk and whisk until you have a smooth, lump free mixture. Add the oil, whisk, then cover and leave this to rest in the fridge too - for half an hour. Now let’s make the pancakes. I used a small non stick crepe pan about 15cms in diameter. Heat up the pan and wipe a thin layer of oil over the base of the pan. The heat of the pan is correct when a drop of the batter “sizzles” on contact with it. When you are ready, swirl approximately 1/2 a ladle of batter around the pan as you pour taking care to get right to the edges whilst aiming for uniform sides. If you are quick you can scrape down the excess to form a nice tidy edge before it cooks fully. As the batter drys out and forms “blisters” it will no longer be stuck to the base of the pan and it is now ready to

be flipped. So, toss, flip or turn over your pancake and cook for a approximately 20 seconds on this side before turning out onto grease proof paper. Repeat until all the batter is gone and you are standing next to a pile of pancakes! Cover then pop them in the fridge to chill. Ideally you are looking for 30 pancakes to layer up, however the very first pancake made is usually “not quiet right” and gobbled up by the chef in the interests of “quality control”!

layers with nice straight edged with even layers of ganache in between. The top layer should be a face up naked pancake. Pop the “cake” into the fridge to chill, while you clear down and make the chocolate glaze.

Now for the construction! Remove the ganache from the fridge and very gently warm over a pan of hot water until you are able to move the mixture enough to pour it in a mixer. Beat until smooth, creamy in texture, and lighter in colour. You need the mixture to be spreadable but not too loose as this will compromise the structure of the cake. I also find that leaving the ganache in the mixing bowl helped as the mixture seems to firm up whilst you are busy making the layers but a quick minute in the mixer loosens it all up and makes it easy to work with! So, spread a spoon full of the ganache on to the first pancake taking care to go all the way to the edges and the layer is flat and even. Place onto your serving plate, top with another ganache layered pancake and repeat until you have the height you need or have used up all the pancakes. You are aiming for tidy

Simply pop all the ingredients into a heat proof bowl and place this above a pan of simmering water (take care not to let the bottom of the bowl touch the water) and let all the ingredients melt together, stir until lump free. Leave to cool off slightly before using. To finish the cake, carefully pour 2/3 of the glaze onto the top and “encourage” it to drip down the sides. You are looking to show the edges and layers so we won’t be covering it completely. Then pour the remaining glaze over the top for a smooth finish. Leave for the glaze to set 20 minutes or so, then slice and serve to your delighted guests! This is not a light dessert and the dark chocolate is very rich so small portions to start may be wise! Anyway, until next time my fellow

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What’s On... Royston Business Network Thu 1st Feb, 7.30 – 9am The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Meet other business people to find suppliers and customers.

Vikings in your Vocabulary

Thu 1st Feb, 8- 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA Richard Dance will be giving an illustrated talk about the many Viking words in our vocabulary. Contact David Allard: 01763 242677

Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature 2018

Fri 2nd – Thurs 8th Feb, 10am – 5pm Bishop Stortford College, Maze Green Rd, CM23 2PJ The week will feature an array of authors, wordsmiths and adventurers in a series of Open Events which are open to the general public. For more information please contact Sarah Gowans at sarah.gowans@ or 01279 838659

Coffee and Connect

Fri 2nd Feb, 10.30 – 11.30am The Jolly Postie, Royston, SG8 5AY An informal business networking event in the centre of Royston. Free to all members of the Royston Chamber of Commerce and £2.50 for non-members. Julia Brooks: 01763 877110

Community Showcase Launch

Sat 3rd Feb, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL View our new display about Nuthampstead Airfield Museum. For more information visit:

Afternoon Tea

Every Saturday, 2-4pm Melbourn Hub, 30 High St, SG8 6DZ You can enjoy delicious home made scones with quality jam and cream, a selection of superb sandwich fillings and more. For further details contact The Hub reception on 01763 263303.

St John The Baptist Church Quiz Night

Sat 3rd Feb, 7.30- 9.30pm Greneway School, Royston, SG8 7JG Bring own nibbles and drinks and an raffle. All proceeds in aid of St John the Baptist church funds. Teams of up to 8. To register a team contact: Kay on 01763 242659 or

Equine Car Boot Sale

Sun 4th Feb, 10am – 12pm Litlington Village Hall, 6 Clarkes Way, SG8 5LT Raising money for The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust.

Royston Repair Cafe

Sun 4th Feb, 10am – 12pm The Build Train, Lower Gower Road, Royston, SG8 5EA Do you need something fixing rather than throwing it away? This could be the answer. We will teach you how to fix it. For more information visit:

Hallmark Golf & Spa Hotel Cambridge Wedding Show

Sun 4th Feb, 11am – 3pm Hallmark Golf & Spa Hotel, Bar Hill, CB23 8EU A delightful venue to showcase our spring Truly Scrumptious Wedding Show. Further information can be found at: wedding-shows/

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Letchworth Hall Hotel Wedding Fair

Sun 4th Feb, 11am – 3pm Letchworth Hall Hotel, SG6 3NP The venue itself is stunning and its views and surroundings are a photographer’s delight, providing the perfect backdrop for your special day. For more information visit:

The Cambridge Wedding Fair Sun 4th Feb, 11am – 3.30pm Anstey Hall, Maris Ln, Cambridge, CB2 9LG Firmly established as the leading Wedding Fair in Cambridge, the Cambridge Wedding Fair unites some of the leading wedding suppliers from Cambridge and beyond in a relaxed informal atmosphere. For more information:

Teatime Praise

Sun 4th Feb, 3.30- 4.30pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Crystalline Sound Bath

Sun 4th Feb, 7- 9pm Norton Methodist Church Hall, Letchworth Want a quick and effortless way to destress? A Sound Bath is the gentle art of using sounds and music to bring the body back into a state of balance. Come along and join us and listen to live music and sounds to relax and uplift you. For more information visit:

Royston Arts Festival AGM

Mon 5th Feb, 7.30- 8.30pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW AGM for 2018’s Royston Arts Festival. RSVP:

BNI: The Force Chapter

Wed 7th Feb, 6.30am The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG A business and professional networking organisation whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. One person per profession to join a chapter. So once you’ve joined, none of your competitors can participate. Leah Sands 07870 994795

Royston Business Network Thu 8th Feb, 7.30 – 9am, The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Meet other business people to find suppliers and customers.

Ben Crosland plays the Ray Davies Songbook

Thu 8th Feb, 6- 10pm, Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Ln, Cambridge, CB5 8BA In 2016 The Ben Crosland Quintet released the critically acclaimed album The Ray Davies Songbook, a tribute to the Kinks iconic singer/composer Ray Davies. For more information visit:

Meet your Police Community Support Officer

Thu 8th Feb, 7.30- 9pm, Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Come and meet one of our Police Community Support Officers and listen to the variety of work they attend to in Royston and the surrounding area. You will be surprised at the wide type of work they get called upon, to keep us safe as a whole community. For more information visit:

Tunes and Spoons

Fri 9th Feb, 7.15-10pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Proceeds shared between Church funds & Home–Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire For more information contact Richard on: 01763 208381

Heather Miller ‘Flowers in Acrylics’

Fri 9th Feb, 8- 10pm, Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston Heather Miller will be demonstrating painting “Flowers in Acrylics”. Heather is a very well established artists who along with painting flowers also paints many other subjects extremely well.

Reed Pop-Up Pub Night

Sat 10th Feb, 6.30- 9.30pm Reed Village Hall, Blacksmith’s Ln, SG8 8AX The Action Group was founded in September 2016. Its aim is to preserve the Cabinet, the last pub in the village of Reed in Hertfordshire. For more information visit:

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Royston Business Network Thu 15th Feb, 7.30 – 9am, The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Meet other business people to find suppliers and customers.

Historical Crafter Day: Coins and Medals Sat 17th Feb, 10.30am – 12pm, Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Crafty activities & trail around the museum. To find out more visit:

Blind River + False Hearts + Alter The Sky

Sat 17th Feb, 7.30 - 9.30pm Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth Tickets £7.50 advance or £8 on the door. Tickets can be pre-booked from the box office on 01763 261725 or by emailing

The Premier Knebworth Barns Wedding Fair

Sun 18th Feb, 11am – 3pm The Premier Knebworth Barns, Knebworth Park, SG1 2AX The Premier Knebworth Wedding Fair – held in the historic and contemporary Barns at Knebworth. A wonderful Wedding Fair that brings together over 50 leading wedding professionals from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, London and beyond. For more information visit:

Mon 12th Feb, 10am – 3pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB In this day long workshop with writer Elizabeth Barbour students get to talk through their work and project ideas in a safe and supportive learning environment. No previous experience is required. The workshop costs £25 and students are asked to bring a packed lunch. For more information visit:

Monday Club

Lino Printing

Tue 20th Feb, 8 - 9.30pm The Plough, High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Free Entry contributions welcome. For more information email: or call 01763 290348

Tue 13th Feb, 10am – 12.30pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Liz Beardwell printing workshop using the original 1855 Crow printing press to produce your own unique lino cut prints. £5 per person. Booking Essential. To book please email or call 01763 242587

Drawing Workshop

Tue 13th Feb, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Improve your drawing skills with expert tips and guidance. Draw wonderful objects from the Museum’s collections. Led by local artist Susan Sanders. £5 per person.

BNI: The Force Chapter

Wed 14th Feb, 6.30am The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG A business and professional networking organisation whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. One person per profession to join a chapter. So once you’ve joined, none of your competitors can participate. Leah Sands 07870 994 795

Crafty Wednesday - Royston Rocks

Wed 14th Feb, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Join us for February half term and decorate your own pet rock or make some to hide around town, to be discovered by others. This event is being held in conjunction with Royston Rocks Facebook Group. You could decorate your rock with images related to Royston’s history or even make it Valentine themed. £3 per child, drop-in activity, no need to book in advance. For more information visit:

Mon 19th Feb, 3.30 - 5pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU For 4 to 11 year-olds – newcomers are always welcome. School years 5 & 6 – Monday Club Extra. Leader John Hardwick. Craft, games, quizzes, songs, Bible stories & snacks. Find out more here:

Comedy Night

BNI: The Force Chapter

Wed 21st Feb, 6.30am The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG A business and professional networking organisation whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. One person per profession to join a chapter. So once you’ve joined, none of your competitors can participate. Leah Sands 07870 994795

Churches Together Lent Lunches Wed 21st February, 12-1.30pm St Thomas Catholic Church Hall, 6 Melbourn Rd, Royston SG8 7DB

Vera’s Gin Club

Wed 21st Feb, 7.30pm The Plough, High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Five Gins, Vera’s Nibbles a Large G&T, and Lots & Lots of Fun! Tickets £23

Royston Business Network Thu 22nd Feb, 7.30 – 9am The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Meet other business people to find suppliers and customers.

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Family Friendly Events

Chris Batchelor’s ‘Happy House’

Thu 22nd Feb, 6- 10pm Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Ln, Cambridge CB5 8BA Happy House is a new London based group of very experienced musicians. Chris Batchelor Steve Watts and Paul Clarvis have played together for decades in many different bands.

Friday Fizz

Fri 23rd Feb, 5.30- 7.30pm The Jolly Postie, Royston, SG8 5AY Join us for an informal catch up after work! Venues change each month, check online to see where we are each month! Contact Sharon for more information:

Draining the Fens

Fri 23rd Feb, 7.20pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston With Peter Green, speaker from Burwell. £3 entry. Refreshments available. Enquiries: 01799 523776

Royston Baby Show

Sat 24th Feb, 10am – 3pm Meridian School, 99 Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Royston’s very own Baby Show, showcasing all things from pregnancy to preschool. For more information contact:

Watercolour Workshop with Ian McManus Sat 24th Feb, 10am – 4pm Hinxworth Village Hall, Francis Road, SG7 5HL Come and develop your painting skills under the guidance of one of East Anglia’s leading watercolour artists. Both beginners and experienced artists welcome.

Friends Book Sale

Sat 24th Feb, 10.45am – 4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Bag a bargain book! Monthly book sale run by the Friends of Royston Museum. Last Saturday of every month. For more information visit:

Cracked Voices pop-up event Sat 24th Feb, 11am – 1pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Hear what Alfred J Christiansen saw at the POW camp on Therfield Heath on Hitler’s birthday. Also, the story of Meridian School’s ‘Cracked Objects’ song-cycle. For more information: www.

Family Bushcraft Fun

Sat 24th February 11am-3.30pm Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 3AE The whole family will have fun learning some of these essential bushcraft skills: making shelters, starting fires, cooking on open fires, using camouflage, playing outdoor games and tracking around the park.

The Cambridge Riverside Wedding Fair

Sat 24th Feb, 11am – 3.30pm The Doubletree by Hilton, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RT Meet some of the leading inspirational exhibitors from Cambridge and beyond at this beautiful riverside wedding venue. Find out more:

Royston & District Twinning Association Quiz Night Sat 24th Feb, 7.30- 10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston £12 per head including Fish & Chip supper. BYO drinks. Max 8 per team. or 01910 422694


February in Barkway means one thing – panto time at Barkway Village Hall!

This year’s show is an original production of Sleeping Beauty. It’s full of magic, with fairies, a castle, a beautiful princess and an evil old crone – everything you would expect in the traditional tale. As always, there’s something for everyone: laughs, music and panto tradition. But Barkway’s panto group prides itself on offering something a bit different... so don’t be surprised to encounter unexpected characters and quirky plot twists! This will be the 26th annual pantomime performed by the Barkway Players. The

group attracts people from all over the area, not just from Barkway, and is always on the lookout for new members. Visit their website to find out more. Proceeds from the show benefit Barkway Village Hall. Sleeping Beauty, Barkway Village Hall Friday 2nd February at 8pm, and Saturday 3rd February at 2pm and 8pm or call 01763 8837 for tickets.

The Ultimate Soul and Motown Night Starring Sharn Adela

Sat 24th Feb, 8- 11pm Orwell Village Hall, High Street, Orwell Licensed bar, raffle and room for dancing. Tickets available for £9 from Orwell Post Office or ring Val on 01223 207585

Needham House Hotel & Spa Wedding Show

Sun 25th Feb, 11am – 3pm Needham House Hotel & Spa, Little Wymondley, Blakemore End Rd, SG4 7JJ Empirical Events are delighted to announce our third visit to Needham House Hotel in Hertfordshire. This is a beautiful venue with extensive facilities depending on the size of your wedding party. For further information contact:

Go Meet Duxford

Tue 27th Feb, 8 – 10am The Officers’ Mess Business Centre, Duxford, Royston Rd, CB22 4QH Go Meet Duxford is a networking event held monthly at The Officers’ Mess Business Centre. Tickets are just £15, which includes breakfast.

‘Deeds not Words’

Tue 27th Feb, 7.30- 9.30pm 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB On the 100th year anniversary of women getting the vote, Dr Pankhurst the great-grand daughter of women’s rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst explores how women’s lives have changed over the past century and considers what lays ahead. There is also an opportunity to purchase the book with a 20% discount (£5) on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. For more information visit:

Wed 28th Feb, 6.30am The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG A business and professional networking organisation whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. One person per profession to join a chapter. So once you’ve joined, none of your competitors can participate. Leah Sands: 07870 994795

Churches Together Lent Lunches

Wed 28th, February, 12-1.30pm St Thomas Catholic Church Hall, 6 Melbourn Rd, Royston SG8 7DB

Literary Lunch

Wed 28th Feb, 12.15- 3pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Local entertainer and Home-Start’s Poet in Residence Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Madeleine Reiss. Local author of ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ and, to be published in February: ‘Before We Say Goodbye’ Tickets £15 from 01763 262262 or contact:

Greenfingers Garden Club Talk

Wed 28th Feb, 7- 9pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston, SG8 5PT A talk , “Running a Smallholding” by Donna Attias. For more information contact 01763 244424


Arts Festival 2018 Creative Royston is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for Royston Arts Festival 2018.

Kirsten Grimmer, Chairperson, Creative Royston, said:

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant of £4,000.

“The Tesco Bags of Help funding will help boost the festival and enable us to bring new talent and experiences to the people of Royston. We are always excited to promote arts for all and thrive on delivering something new each year, which is just not possible without the help of local businesses, big and small.”

Royston Arts Festival is one of the groups on the shortlist. Creative Royston manages and delivers a range of arts activities throughout the year, as well as an annual arts festival in September. Royston Arts Festival 2018 is a community event and will carry the theme “Voyages of Discovery”. This funding will enable them to deliver an increased programme of arts activities and events for the local community to experience. | 01763 287 1802 The Listing Royston Februar21 21

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Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. If you’d like to find out more about the successes of the 2017 Arts Festival and have a peek at what’s planned for 2018, then please attend the AGM this month! Creative Royston AGM, The Oakroom at The Old Bull Inn, Royston, Monday 5th February, 7.30pm

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A Little Further Afield Bishop’s Stortford College’s Festival of literature

The adventurous among you should not miss out on Sarah Outen’s tales of her solo adventures, from rowing across the oceans of the world to kayaking thousands of miles through remote waterways. Her fellow traveller, the architectural historian and BBC television

presenter Dan Cruikshank follows her with an insight into the world’s most inspirational and characterful buildings. If, like mine, your children love the Horrible Histories books and TV series then don’t miss out on hearing Martin Brown, who illustrated the fantastic books, take you on a rollicking ride through history and revealing how anyone can draw... He is followed in the evening by Chris Whitaker who will keep you in the edge of your seat as he talks aout writing his latest thriller, All The Wicked Girls.

The event will raise funds

Sarah Outen

Ian McMillan

Chris Whitaker

Hina Belitz

Discover the magic of words, whatever your age

Around 35 minutes by car from Royston

permanently into a house. North Herts Councillors refused planning permission for change of use in July, but now the developer who owns the pub has lodged an appeal. Reed Pop-Up Pub, Reed Village Hall, Saturday 10th February, 6.30pm

to buy Alsop & Sons Wheelwright business in East Road from the owner and the deal was struck with a handshake over the anvil. Donald then purchased the house next door The story began in Scotland in 1887, and in 1928, demolished all the where the family lived on the Moray buildings and employed an architect Firth. Duncan, the father worked for to create a new building to expand North British Railway in Burntisland. his business. The first Radio His son Donald learnt his trade at Telescopes were built here and the the Stenhousemuir Ironworks, where first Crystal Growing Chambers for he became foreman. Donald made the high-tech industry. his way south and found a job in Cambridge becoming manager of The History Society meets in the hardware section in Laurie & The Heritage Hall, Town Hall McConnals.

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For details and to book tickets please visit

Duncan Mackay related the interesting story of the family business, Mackays of Cambridge at our meeting in January..




Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature, 1st - 8th February

Royston & District Local History Society

In 1912, Donald Mackay offered

Laura Bates

As a finale the festival welcomes Laura Bates as she shares her learning from five years of her Everyday Sexism Project, through conversation with renowned employment lawyer and local author Hina Belitz.

to support the campaign

Reed Village Hall will be transformed for the evening to create an authentic pub atmosphere. Real ale, wines and spirits will be available, alongside pub food. Music will be provided by the local acoustic band, Sky West.

Martin Brown

The Festival also welcomes Ian McMilan who is one of Britain’s most treasured living poets and presenter of The Verb on BBC Radio 3. The Times Education Supplement describes him as “The Shirley Bassey of performance poetry.”

save The Cabinet pub Reed Pop-Up Pub toin Reed from being turned The Save the Cabinet Action Group will hold its fifth Popup-Pub night this month.

1st - 8th February 2018


The Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature has a well deserved reputation as a friendly, intimate event throughout the literary world, “Every year, and with it, the the aim is to ability to attract deliver a varied well-known and interesting and exciting speakers. programme, This year, the this year is no ninth festival, will feature a exception!” busy schedule Rosie Pike, of talks and Festival Co-ordinator workshops, as well as a community and education programme aimed specifically at children and young people.

Bishop’s Stortford College, 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 2PJ

Markets in February

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 3rd February 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 3rd February 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 10th February 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 17th February 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - 2pm Market Hill, Royston

on the first Thursday of the month at 8pm

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Drivers urgently Needed Royston & District Community Transport is looking for drivers from Royston and surrounding villages - in particular, Royston town, Melbourn, Duxford, Gt Chishill, Bassingbourn, The Mordens, Ashwell, Fowlmere, Barley, Barkway.

or individuals who are unable to use conventional public transport for reasons of age, frailty, impaired mobility or the lack of public transport. Our minibuses and MPV are suitable for wheelchair users who cannot transfer to a car.

The organisation needs drivers with their own cars, who would receive 50p/mile towards their running costs and also needs drivers for our wheelchairaccessible minibuses and MPVs, for which training would be given.

The service can be used for journeys to:

Royston & District Community Transport offers door-todoor transport for people living in Royston and the surrounding villages of North & East Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire who are unable to use conventional public transport and do not have the use of a car. Volunteer drivers provide transport using their own cars and the scheme also operates two wheelchairaccessible minibuses and a four/six seat Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV).

• Specialist Needs clubs

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• Hospitals for appointments, admissions or visits

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• Health care appointments • Day Centres

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• Social purposes

“What is speleology?” was the - 200 hours, participating in title of Sylvia Beamans’s talk various activities. Every week they have four sessions there at our January meeting.

• Shopping Do get in touch if you can help.

Royston & District Community Transport 01763 25228

Speleology is a form of treatment for those suffering from asthma and other pulmonary ailments, utilising deep salt or potash mines. The world’s first special sanatorium with underground treatment was established in 1964. Patients spend 24 days at the Sanatorium where they remain underground for between 100

The scheme is aimed at groups

Roysia Women’s Club

We had three very interesting and informative talks in January. John Procter talked about his travels in the spring of 2016 to Japan. Our next speaker was Veronica Weatherhead and her experience with the charity ‘Mercy Ships’. A charity that provides

until noon and sleep there twice.

Royston Townswomen’s Guild meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month in The Heritage Hall, Royston own Hall, 1.5 to  pm. If you would like to know more, please contact Pauline Gates on 01763 22131. Visitors welcome.

emergency medical aid to people along the coast of West Africa. Finally we had Penny Tomsett telling us about her role as a Police Community Support Officer in Royston and surrounding villages. We are a thriving club enjoying speaker meetings, fund raising events, socials and day trips. New members are always welcome and we meet in the Town Hall on Monday evenings from 8-10pm. Please contact Wendy Pearce 01763 23138 for further details.

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Throughout 2017 the nominated charity of WI AM has been Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire. At our meeting in January we were pleased to welcome Roman Maczkiewicz and Amanda Hourmand from Home-Start. Roman informed us how they raise funds, which include applying for grants, holding fundraising events and more.


Our friendly group meets monthly in the Fellowship Hall, Royston next to the Picture Palace. We warmly welcome visitors to join us and if you would like to meet other women in your local community WI is a very good place to start. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds, have varied interests and offer a range of activities. Each month

St Valentine Saint Valentine has long been associated with a tradition of courtly love. But who was he and why do we remember him?

At the end of the meeting the President of the group, Pat Morritt, presented Home-Start with a cheque for £650.

WI AM meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Market Hill Rooms, Royston. Visitors are welcome. Please contact: Pat Morritt on 01763 661627 we enjoy a talk from a professional speaker and in February St John Ambulance will be giving us a talk and demonstration of first aid. This may be the most valuable lesson you ever learn so do consider joining us on Thursday 8th February. WI PM, second Thursday of the month, Fellowship Hall,1.5pm. For more information please ring Jean on 01763 25958 or Anne on 01763 261775


Body Control and Pilates Institute Teacher CLASSES BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY

Monday Improvers 7pm & 8pm Tuesday Improvers 9.30am & 10.30am Beginners 7pm Intermediate 8pm Wednesday Improvers 9.30am Beginners 10.30am Improvers 7pm Beginners 8pm

Thursday Improvers 9.30am Beginners 10.30am Improvers 7.10pm Intermediate 8.159pm Saturday Improvers 9am Beginners 10.15am

Classes taught by Cathryn Jaffray in well appointed studios in Royston

For more info please call Cathryn 01763 249750/07967 740652 or email:

Richard Lowden BSc, DipPT Personal Training & Sports Massage 07980 910 989 @richard_lowden

Richard’s Monthly Tip

Lift Heavy When You’re Working Out Late. You may feel tired by 5-7pm, but you’re at your strongest now. So go for 4 sets of 6 heavy lifts. This will burn more calories post-training than doing 12 reps of a lighter weight.

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All that is reliably known of the saint commemorated on 14th February is his name and that he was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to the Ponte Milvio to the north of Rome on that day. It is could be that the little we know actually relates to two saints of the same name. The name “Valentine” is derived from valens (worthy, strong, powerful). According to the official biography of the Diocese of Terni (Saint Valentine is officially Saint Valentine of Terni), Bishop Valentine was born and lived in Interamna (now Terni) and while on a temporary stay in Rome he was imprisoned, tortured, and martyred there on 14th February 269. His body was hastily buried at a nearby cemetery and a few nights later his disciples retrieved his body and returned him home. However, In the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493), alongside a woodcut portrait of Valentine, the text states that he was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius Gothicus. He was arrested and imprisoned upon

being caught marrying Christian couples who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome. Helping Christians at this time was considered a crime. Valentinus tried to convert the Emperor to Christianity and was condemned to death for his efforts. He was beaten with clubs and stones; when that failed to kill him, he was beheaded! The traditions associated with Valentine’s Day were documented in the 14th century by Geoffrey Chaucer in his poem Parlement of Foules and some hold that they did not exist before then. The traditions, whether originated by Chaucer or otherwise, may have arisen as, during the Middle Ages, it was believed that birds paired in midFebruary. This was then associated with the romance of Valentine. Although all these legends may differ in ways, Valentine’s day is widely recognized as a day for romance and devotion..

Home-Start Matters We are after your talent, not your money! Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire (HSRSC) is a local charity which quietly, and in confidence, helps families with young children and in personal crisis ‘get back on track’. In so doing, we pro-actively prevent many problems from escalating to major burdens for them and for our community. This early intervention can reduce immediate and future public costs to social services, the health service and, in some cases, educational services.

moving towards retirement

• A demonstration of the organisation’s commitment to support the local community • A useful addition to a Corporate Responsibility statement • Helpful local publicity

We will be pleased to consider all applications and are particularly interested in people with knowledge and expertise in Finance, HR, Operational Management and We are proud to have raised almost Fundraising. We have a thorough Trustee Recruitment procedure £90,000 in the last financial year and will prepare a comprehensive and, recognising that there is no bespoke Induction Programme for reduction in need, we have raised the target to £140,000 to enable us successful applicants. Trustees are required to attend five evening to extend our service to families in Board meetings a year and to the Buntingford area. commit approximately ten hours a This means that we require more month in governing and supporting Trustees and we are asking you to the work of our charity. consider assisting us. The benefits to an organisation and/or individual Please contact me by phone if you would be willing to have an initial, are likely to include: informal chat. • The chance to help make a huge difference to the lives of local Maureen Brierley, Chair of people experiencing personal Trustees, Home-Start Royston crisis • A personal development opportunity for an employee • A transitional activity for someone

and South Cambridgeshire: 01763 262 262

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Personal Training Studio Meldreth


This month marks an exciting landmark for personal training experts Gymbo’s – it’s their 10 year anniversary! Having witnessed a growing demand from customers wanting personal training in a more private setting away from the intimidating environment of a larger gym; owner James Rivers left his role as a freelance personal trainer at a Cambridge gym chain and set up his first personal training studio in Harston in 2008. The state of the art facility and friendly approach proved so popular that in 2013 Gymbo’s moved to bigger premises in Meldreth; followed by the opening of a second facility in Sawston in 2017.

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With 11 personal trainers and thousands of hours of personal training experience under Gymbo’s belt, your health and fitness could not be in better hands! To celebrate their anniversary, Gymbo’s is giving one lucky winner the chance to win 3 months (13 sessions) of small group training at their Meldreth

Suitable for all fitness levels, small group sessions involve a mixture of weight training and cardiovascular training to maximise health, strength and fitness. Coached by a personal trainer within a small group (max. 6 people), customers benefit from individual instruction in a non-intimidating environment. To enter the competition, answer the following question and email the answer to Which of the following is a popular diet for fat loss? Answer a) Cambourne Diet b) 5:2 Diet c) Watkins Diet The competition closes on 28th February 2018. At Gymbo’s Meldreth, they are currently offering a free trial session.

Visit for details or call 0797 116 1795

J. Oliver Radley Opticians

“for a sharper image”

Whatever your contact lens needs, we’ve got the solution 

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Baldock Beast Half Marathon Can you tame the beast? The half marathon race is all on quiet country lanes and is very picturesque. The course is undulating on a mixture of tarmac roads and old lanes. Race date

Sunday 25th February 2018

Starting time



Old Wallington Road, Baldock, Herts

Facilities The Race HQ is on the Wallington Road in Baldock. This is the start and finish area for the race. Race limit




Entry fee



Richard Harbon


07496 367275


Osteopathy | Acupuncture | Podiatry | Sports Massage | Pilates | Yoga Reflexology | Hypnotherapy | Mother & Baby Yoga | Hypnobirthing | Herbalism Reiki | Nutritional Therapy | Aromatherapy | Tai Chi | Counselling

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Business to Business Networking All members are expected to bring a guest and help us build this group. Fortnightly on Tuesdays from 7am at The George, Hitchin Street, Baldock. £12 which includes a great breakfast. • James on 07973 883441 •

BNI: The Force Chapter

Melbourn Business Association

Royston & District Chamber of Commerce

Exchange qualified business referrals. One person per profession to join a chapter. Every Wednesday at 6.30am • The Heath, Baldock Road, Royston, SG8 5BG • Leah Sands, 07870 994795 •

A representative group for businesses in Royston and the surrounding area who wish to increase the commercial prosperity of the town and its members. Meetings held bi-monthly.• Julia Brooks 01763 877110

Business Babble Royston

Royston Business Breakfast Club

Hands on supportive group for women who run (or are setting up) their own business. Held on the second Monday of the month, 7.3010pm. • The Old Bull Inn, Royston, SG8 9AW. • Jayne Bratton 07764 657576 •

Coffee and Connect

An informal business networking event. Held on the first Friday monthly, 10.30-11.30am • The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock St, Royston SG8 5AY • Julia Brooks, 01763 877110

Friday Fizz

A business & social networking event organised by The Listing. Held on the last Friday monthly, 5.30-7.30pm • Sharon, 01763 248447 • FridayFizzRoyston

We meet on the last Friday of the month from 5.30-7.30pm

A lively networking group, held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Sheene Mill in Melbourn. • Kimmi Crosby, 07976 228377 • www.

An informal business breakfast networking event held on the third Thursday monthly, 7.30am – 9am • Alannah Macdonald, 01763 245234

Royston Business Network

Meet other business people to find suppliers and customers. Held every Thursday • 7.30am -9am • The Heath, Royston, SG8 5BG • John Froggett, 01763 257882

Royston Community Breakfast

A group of charity group leaders, councillors, local businesses leaders – who support each other and share ideas. Meet second Friday every month, 7.30am • The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW • Contact Ray Munden, 01763 241217 • www.

Friday Fizz is a FREE business & social networking event organised by Simply buy a drink from the bar & enjoy an informal after-work catch up at a venue in Royston

2018 Dates & Venues

Baldock Network Group

26th January, Banyers House 23rd February, The Jolly Postie March, No Meeting - Happy Easter! 27th April, The Old Bull Inn 25th May, The Jolly Postie 29th June, The Heath Sports Club 27th July, The Old Court House August, No Meeting - Happy Summer! 28th September, Banyers House 26th October, The Old Bull Inn 30th November, The Jolly Postie December, No Meeting - Happy Christmas!

Don’t forget to bring your business cards with you to be entered in to our prize draw to win a bottle of fizz! If you would like to be added to our database please email Keep in touch with Friday Fizz on

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For our full list of Clubs and Societies including Networking Groups please visit our website

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Advertising & Leaflet Distribution Our magazines are hand delivered to 16500 households in Royston and the surrounding SG8 Villages, plus 2500 readers via our digital channels, every month. YOUR FREE MONTHLY

Also on the Saturday mornings of 3rd & 17th February, again by appointment only. Home visits are also available at no extra charge within a 20 mile radius of Royston.

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Business lessons from Disney How and why are Disney’s theme parks so successful? According to former Exec Vice President, Lee Cockerell, ‘Disney is just like every business: It has to make a profit, it has to deal with serious business issues.’ Cockerell also says that attention to detail is practically a religion at Disney. He points out that the company regards its interactions with guests as like staging an epic performance. And one thing out of place could end up spoiling the whole thing for a visitor. So staff are told that they don’t have to be happy to work at Disney, but they do have to act happy for eight hours! As well as relentlessly cheerful staff, the corporation wanted an immaculate, litter-free environment. They did not want to see a single piece of paper on the ground to spoil the intricately planned entertainment experience. But how do you stop people dropping litter and make sure they put it in a bin?

found out that people drop litter more often when there is already litter about – so if it starts clean, it should stay clean.

There’s more to Disney’s success than this, but they are convinced that it is these little things that most customers may not consciously notice, that keeps everyone coming back again and again. And that’s no fairy story!

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They also found out that generally adults will walk seven paces to a litter bin – much more than that, and the temptation to drop, rather than bin becomes harder to resist. So at Euro Disney, you will see no litter on the ground – and you should never be more than seven paces from a bin.

As there was no obvious answer, the corporation organised its own extensive research – with the same attention to detail that we have come to expect! It



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Useful Numbers can also be found online at in The Listing Directory Need to update your details?


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Useful Numbers Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC Churches Together in Royston & District Fowlmere United Reformed Church Guilden Morden Congregational Church Guilden Morden Parish Church Melbourn Baptist Church Melbourn Parish Church Melbourn United Reformed Church Meldreth Parish Church Open House Project Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth Royston Catholic Church Royston Evangelical Church Royston Ignite Community Church Royston Methodist Church Royston Parish Church Royston Spiritualist Church St Mary’s Church, Ashwell Therfield Chapel Therfield Parish Church Thriplow Parish Church Trinity Life Church United Benefice of Barkway, Reed and Buckland with Barley

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Cambridgeshire County Council Hertfordshire County Council North Herts District Council Royston Town Council South Cambridgeshire District Council

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Ashwell Surgery Barley Practice Bassingbourn Surgery Market Hill Surgery, Royston Orchard Surgery, Melbourn Roysia Surgery, Royston The Health Centre, Royston

0300 123 4040 01462 474000 01763 245484 03450 450 500



Anglian Water Emergencies (Water supplies and sewerage) Electricity - Emergency & loss of supply Gas Emergencies

01462 417377 01763 848244 01763 290555 01763 848244 01763 260220 01763 243166 01763 242981

01763 223320 01763 849724 01462 742913 01462 742757

Darren Harward Painter and Decorator Domestic and Commercial Interior and Exterior Telephone 01763 222978 Mobile 07815 816187

LMJ Plumbing & Heating  No job too small  Over 25 years experience

Lee Jauncey

01763 853927 07973 190978


NHS Telephone Advice Service


0300 123 4049

Royston Library



Abington Pigotts Village Hall All Saints’ Hall, Melbourn Anstey Village Hall Ashwell Village Hall Ashwell UR Church Hall

Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 849488 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 07484 106292 Greneway School, Royston 01763 243650 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 245914 Guilden Morden Village Hall Litlington Recreation Centre 0788 577 4775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 246458 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion 01763 244560 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Royston Methodist Hall Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Royston Town FC 07977 519965 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 268605 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 853073 Tannery Drift First School 01763 235100 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 242003 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01763 245484 Thriplow Village Hall 01223 839564 Whaddon Village Hall

Heidi Allen MP 01954 212 707 Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire Sir Oliver Heald QC MP 01462 486074 Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire


Ashwell Dental Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite

01462 742353 01763 262034 01763 246677 01763 244805

J. Oliver Radley

01763 273300



Non emergency number

Oil & Gas Boilers

Powerflushing Water Softeners Bathroom Upgrades

For all your

Plumbing & Heating jobs

07483 216404


Barkway VA C of E First School Barley VC First School Bassingbourn Primary School Bassingbourn Village College Chrishall C of E (Aided) Primary Freman College Fowlmere Primary School Greneway Middle School Guilden Morden C of E Primary Icknield Walk First School Melbourn Village College Melbourn Primary School Meldreth Primary School Meridian School Petersfield Primary School, Orwell Reed First School Roman Way First School Roysia Middle School St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Steeple Morden Primary School Studlands Rise First School Tannery Drift School Therfield First School Thriplow C of E


National Rail Enquiries 24-hours Royston & District Community Transport



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Royston Veterinary Centre Village Vets – Royston Village Vets – Meldreth Melbourn Veterinary Surgery


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Household Waste Recycling Centre off York Way, Royston SG8 5HF All year M T W S S, 8am - 4pm Household Waste Recycling Centre Thriplow, Cambs SG8 7HZ All year daily 8am - 4pm

0300 123 4050

North Herts South Cambs

0800 328 6023 03450 450 063

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Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden Call Dave 07944 912198 Call Back Service Available

Carpentry • Doors • Locks • DIY • Flat-Packs • Shelving Flooring • Painting & Decorating • Wall & Floor Tiling General Odd Jobs • Decking • Shed Re-Felting Pressure Washing • Fence Spraying • Free Friendly Advice & Quotes Given • No Job Too Small Fully Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • CRB Checked


Decorating ecorating&&RRestoration estorationSService ervice D D.R .S Painting & Decorating Wallpaper Hanging Coving & Plastering Sash Window Restoration & Repairs Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920 | 01763 287

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Market Manager Anthony Whiteman Town Manager Geraint Burnell



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Loving Local Living Index of Advertisers Accountants

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Ace Aerials

Antiques Shops

Templar Antiquities

New Roofs - Re Roofs - All Repair Work Flat Roofs - Slating - Tiling - Lead Work - UPVC Fascias - Soffits - Guttering Velux Windows Fitted - Fully Insured 07816 131527


Jane Harvey Artist

Barber/Hairdresser Saks Hair and Beauty


Wetstones Bathrooms & Tiles

Business Coaches Shifting Dynamics

Business Networking The Listing - Friday Fizz

Business Services

Premier CPC Training Ltd

BATHROOM & KITCHENS COMPLETE INSTALLATION SERVICE Plumbing • Tiling Carpentry • Wooden flooring Supply and fit or install only For a free quotation call Peter on 07885 143164 • 01763 257 877 e-mail


Davey’s Butchers Knibbs Meatsafe

Car & Van Rental

Applegate Van Hire Ltd

Carpentry & Joinery P W H Installations


Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning

Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches

Curtains Blinds & Soft Furnishings My Fitter Ltd Borders & Bows New Dawn Blinds

Dance & Drama Schools TheatreTrain Royston

Gas Heating and Plumbing Services Ltd Gas Safe registered for all gas & lpg plumbing & heating works Worcester Bosch accredited installers offering extended guarantees on new Worcester Bosch boilers installed



Aerial & Satellite Services

Boilers & Central Systems installed, serviced and repaired


No call out charges. Free quotations

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T: 01945 428757 M: 07976 769398 E: 76 Redwing Rise, Royston SG8 7XE

615 NEWMARKET RD, CAMBRIDGE CB5 8PA Tel: 01223 213500

To celebrate the life of someone special, you want the very best. Ivett & Reed has been producing headstones, cremation and commemorative plaques for East Anglian parishes since 1896, delivering service with sensitivity.

New memorials


Additional inscription

Renovation work

Accredited licensed fixers (BRAMM)

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Royston Dental Suite Alliance Dental Care Ltd Ashwell Dental

Education Services

Melbourn Village College BuildTrain


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

Estate Agents

Abode Town & Country Marshalls Estate Agents

Fabric Repairs & Alterations Family History

UK Family Tree Starter


Royston Leisure Centre Jazzercise Rachel Crick Fitness Body Balance Premier Pilates Gymbo’s

Funeral Directors

Newlings of Royston

Gardening Services Leaf & Lawn


Handyman Dave Knight

615 NEWMARKET RD, CAMBRIDGE CB5 8PA Tel: 01223 213500

Home Maintenance 17 Property Services

Make & Create Jewellery H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers

Trademark Kitchens 4 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 8

Ladies Fashion

John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd

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Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

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Landscaping Services

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Lighting Services Lighting Sensations


Local Event

An Enchanted Evening Fireside Festival 2018

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Marketing & Advertising Services

The Listing The Listing Marketing Company

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Motor Services 4 11 13 6

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Roy Castle John R Ford

J Oliver Radley Opticians John Moore Creative Photography


DGN Plastering

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LMJ Plumbing & Heating 29 Steve Brown Plumbing and Heating 29 H20 30

Pottery Painting Studio Glazed Creations



Premier Roofing

Ivett and Reed AMB Stonemasonary



Plumbing & Heating Services

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Self Storage


7 10


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Cream Fashions Occasions for Less

Darren Harward 29 Decorating & Restorations Service 29


Royston Hypnotherapy Breeze Birthing Feet 2 Feet Sanet Foot Care The Heath Chiropractor Royston Complementary Health


Decorating Services

Jenny’s Repairs and Alterations



Health Therapists


Royston Self Storage


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Travel Agents Premier Travel


Tree Services

Shire Trees Limited


Venue Hire

Royston Town Football Club Royal British Legion

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Veterinary Practices

Royston Veterinary Centre


Wedding Services

Karen Arnold Quintessential House of Hill Weddings

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Will Writing Services

The Walkers Partnership Wills By David Isherwood

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Windows & Glazing Services Trulight Windows


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Welcome to your new look Letchworth Dental Surgery

We have been extremely busy over the last few months, transforming the Letchworth practice to bring the very best in new technology and comfort to all our patients. Added to this we have also introduced new treatments including a hygienist as well as several cosmetic dentistry options.


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Looking to Make Your Move Happen in 2018? Marshalls are experiencing a high demand for property in your area and are currently actively looking for property. Marshalls Estate Agents have an experienced sales team in Royston and are well placed to make your move happen.

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