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The first of March marks the official start of Spring! It is here at last and there are sights and sounds to prove it all over our beautiful countryside.

Thursday 15th March

In Roman times March was the beginning of the season for both farming and warfare and the festivals held in his honour during the month were mirrored by others in October, when the season for these activities came to a close. Did you know that Great Britain and its colonies continued to use 25th March as the first day of the year until 1752? That’s why the fiscal year in the UK continues to begin on the 6th April! We hope that you enjoy this month’s articles and features. We always aim to have something for everyone and this issue is no exception.

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Spotlight On... Mercy Ships

The organisers of the wonderful annual Royston May Fayre are looking for people to help out for a couple of hours to make sure that everything runs smoothly at the event on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. If you can help please contact town.clerk@roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

“We waited and waited and waited,” says Nicole. Nothing ever came of it.

Mercy Ships is a charity that runs an enormous hospital ship, crewed by volunteers, that provides free surgery and medical care to some of the poorest people in the world. Here is a story about how Mercy Ships transformed one family’s life in Africa. “When I gave birth to Dorkas, she was a healthy baby,” says her mother, Nicole. But soon she realised that her daughter was constantly squinting. Then, three years later, Nicole had a second daughter, Anna. “I couldn’t believe it,” says Nicole. “Her vision was even worse than her sister’s.” To have not one, but two, children who could not see weighed heavily on Nicole, who was raising her children alone. “Was this because of some sin I have committed?” she wondered. “Is it a curse?” In reality, the little girls’ condition was genetic. Dorkas and Anna were just two of the 320,000 blind children in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these children would be able to see if they had access to modern medicine. Nicole didn’t know that her children’s condition could be cured, but she sought help anyway. She took her daughters to the national hospital in Togo. An ophthalmologist examined the girls and quickly diagnosed their condition as cataracts. But there was no surgeon to help them.

Then Nicole heard that Mercy Ships hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, was close by, and they could treat children’s cataracts. “I went hopefully to them,” she says, making the trip from Togo to neighbouring Benin. It was worth all the effort. Nicole left the patient screening site with yellow cards – the signal that her daughters were scheduled for free surgeries. “It was then that I started to believe,” says Nicole. “But I was still praying and wondering if they would really be able to see after the operation. I was not yet confident.” Anna and Dorkas were operated on in the same morning. Six-year-old Dorkas came through fine, but Nicole was far more worried about her younger daughter, two-year-old Anna, because her vision had been much worse. After Anna’s surgery, volunteer eye surgeon Dr Bob Burlingame went to the wards looking for Nicole, who had stepped out. “I asked the translator to tell her that everything went very, very well, and that I expected Anna to see much, much better,” he says. The translator left the room, and only seconds later Dr Bob heard Nicole shout from the other end of the hall, “Praise God! Praise God! Mercy has saved my baby’s sight!” And she came running down the hall, shouting and praising God.

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2) Post your artwork to: Creative Royston c/o Royston Town Melbourn Street Royston SG8 7DA This years Royston Arts Festival theme is ‘Voyages of Discovery’ which will take place between the 28th & 30th of September. We hope you will join us in our excited anticipation for another fantastic festival filled with arts, performances and more. The 2018 Schools Cover Art Competition is underway and RAF are looking for a beautifully artistic work to capture the theme.

3) Submit your entry to your school office by 2pm on 27th April.

If you would like to get involved please join us for our Committee Meeting, Royston Town Hall Thursday 1st March, 7.30pm

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Royston Rotary Memory Cafe Since the Rotary Club of Royston inaugurated a Memory Café in November last year they have held three very successful sessions designed to bring entertainment to people with memory impairment, of any kind and at any age, and, just as importantly, a little respite for their carers. As you would expect they ensure that the environment is safe both inside and outside for the meetings and tea, coffee and snacks are provided. Attendance is free.

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Future themes include Valentine’s Day, James Bond, School Days, Flower Arranging, Arts and Crafts, The Queen’s Coronation and many more! Rotary currently funds all expenses but would appreciate any suggestions or help for fund raising. If you, or anyone you know of, would benefit please feel free just to turn up or, if you have any questions, contact Royston Rotary via its website. www.roystonrotary.com Royston Rotary Memory Café, Old Barn, Upper King Street, Royston, Second Monday of every month, 10am until 12noon

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Cracked Voices in Cambridge Cracked Voices tells the stories of eleven ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. From PoW Klaus Kellner celebrating Hitler’s birthday on Royston Heath to James Lucas, the man Charles Dickens loved to hate. From a migrant woman giving birth on the roadside to the town’s internationally-acclaimed musical fraudster, finally caught out by itunes. Royston-based writer Graham Palmer and composer Jenni Pinnock have transformed these people’s stories into classical songs. These will be premiered in an hour-long concert of Cracked Voices as part of Anglia Ruskin University’s music programme. Commissioned by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation, the songs will be brought to life by professional singers and musicians Donna Lennard (soprano), Miles Horner (baritone), Sue Pettitt (clarinet) and Ralph Woodward (piano). Throughout the concert there will be a slideshow running, illustrating the stories behind the songs.

known composer whose music has been played on BBC Radio 3. Her work has been described as ‘refreshing’, ‘imaginative’ and ‘tantalisingly beautiful in smoothness and soul’.

This month’s cover images were photographed by Martin Johnson and feature wildlife that can be seen in the Royston area. Martin was born and brought up in Yorkshire, but he has lived in Royston for over 30 years. He has always been a keen naturalist and over the years has developed a particular interest in bird watching and wildlife photography, with the 27 species of butterfly that may be found on Therfield Heath being the subjects of many photographic expeditions in the spring and summer. Many rare birds, including dotterel, long-eared owl and rough-legged buzzard, have been found on walks round his ‘local patch’, which incorporates the land between

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Also... Pop-up Talk, Sedgwick Museum (Cambridge), 3rd March, 1, 2 or 3pm www.cracked-voices.co.uk Graham will explain how a hippo was found at Barrington and Harradine Sell was killed by its fossilised poo. (A story that inspired one of the Cracked Voices songs). The museum has the hippo’s skeleton on display.

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We welcomed Dr. Richard Dance, from The Gersum Project. His very entertaining subject was Vikings in your Vocabulary, explaining the Norse origins of our words today.

From the 8th century, Scandinavians travelled across Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Basically pirates, they came to England and continued looting in Northumberland and East Midlands, they also settled, becoming farmers. Richard then divided us into two groups, one “Old English” and the other “Vikings”. He proceeded to explain how to pronounce some

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A very interesting afternoon concluded with tea and cake to celebrate the Guild’s 53rd birthday. Royston Townswomen’s Guild meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month in The Heritage Hall, Royston own Hall, 1.45 to 4 pm. If you would like to know more, please contact Pauline Gates on 01763 221314. Visitors welcome

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March Screenings at the Royston Picture Palace

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Looking to get advice on buying your first home? Come and meet our industry experts at our First Time Buyer’s Open Day at our offices in Fish Hill. The prospect of buying your first home can be daunting however we have mortgage advisors, surveyors and property conveyancers on hand to answer any questions you may have about the buying process alongside our experienced sales team. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Cambridge Science festival Cambridge Science Festival (12th25th March) what does the future of healthcare look like?

Brilliant brains: seeing science through art

energy. Our metabolic lab scientists show how your organs work together as your very own metabolic superteam. Exhibitions, workshops and talks exploring The Guildhall Saturday 17th March, 10am - 5pm Is genomics the future of healthcare? How science through contemporary art. Gallery 9 ready are we for the infectious diseases Monday 12th March - Sunday 18th of the future? To say that healthcare is March: 11am - 4pm changing would be an understatement. Using sparks, fire, microwave ovens and The developments in technology, medicine many more demos, Dave Ansell shows the Woofing it down: and knowledge over the past 10 years science and engineering that has allowed have been tremendous. humans to shine light into the darkness lessons on obesity from the stone age to the present day.

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Here are some top picks of the activities going on:

Come to your senses Our brains take information from all of our senses and combines it to understand the world around us. Hear, touch, see and smell your way through some of the senses you are familiar with and discover more about lesser known ones. Put your senses to the test and trick them with a series of illusions in this hands-on activity for all. Grafton Centre Saturday 10th March: 12pm - 4pm

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We love dogs for their companionship and work but they can also help humans by teaching us about human genetic diseases. Eleanor Raffan, Institute of Metabolic Sciences, explains how studying inherited disease in dogs can benefit humans too, including examples from her own work studying the genetics of obesity. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms Tuesday 13th March: 7:30 - 8:30pm

Babbage Lecture Theatre Sunday 18th March: 4:30 - 5:30pm For the full list of excellent events and to book visit: www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk

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Book Review: Here to Stay

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Local business owner Sally Marchant has reviewed Lily Clark’s new book ‘Here to Stay�. Lily lives in Royston and owns her own dog training company: Suppawt. She primarily work with rescue dogs so released this book to help as many rescue dog owners as possible. Sally says “Here to stay� is an amazing little book, packed full of important advice, with lovely illustrations to demonstrate the techniques explained. It covers

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Find the locations of places in 9 Off road bicycle racing Royston from the clues in our circuit in Burns Road. quiz questions and then send 10 Former Augustinian Priory us a digital photograph of and now Parish Church in those landmarks (up to 5 per Melbourn Street. person) 11 Modern sports area at All entries will be judged by Woodcock Road. a panel and the 12 winning photographs will be placed in the new annual Royston calendar for 2019. Prize for overall winning photograph, four free tickets to Royston Picture Palace.

Quiz Questions 1 Rare pale blue flower, emblem of Naturally Royston. Flowers in April/ May on Heath. 2 Erected in 1900 to commemorate reign of English Monarch on the Heath. 3 Three iron silhouettes of famous Royston people in Melbourn Road. 4 Recycled dead tree sculpture in Priory Memorial Gardens. 5 Former Royal Palace in Kneesworth Street. 6 Royston Treasures displayed here in Kneesworth Street.

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12 Glacial stone marking junction of Kneesworth Street and Melbourn Street, gave its name to Royston. 13 Former local Bank with bay windows, now a national Bank, in High Street. 14 Remembering those who sacrificed so much in the early 1900’s in Melbourn Closing Street. 15 Often Date 1st seen at August events in their red uniforms giving musical entertainment. 16 Cupboard high up on wall to hold keys for stagecoaches opposite Bull Inn in High Street. 17 Former court of justice, now a restaurant in St John’s Square. www.roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

the essentials that people need to know when they bring home their rescue dog (or in fact, any dog) and it focuses on the most important things first, so it’s great for reading as you go along your journey with your new dog. Lily Clark not only explains the techniques, but gives very clear step-by-step instructions which break down the training into easy to follow sections. The ‘top tips’ throughout the book help to highlight and reinforce the most important points. Whether you are about to get your very first dog, or are an experienced dog owner who has found space in your life to give a rescue dog a second chance, this book is definitely one to read cover to cover.� Sally Marchant, www.naturallyhappydogs.com and www.dog-and-bone.co.uk

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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Women of Royston

from Mrs Barfield. She set up these almshouses for poor widows, to provide them with a home during difficult times.

Looking around the museum, it becomes clear that a lot more is known about men in Royston’s history. From business owners, to artists and soldiers and even criminals! These people have important stories to tell and it’s great to know about their lives.

Our volunteers remember the teacher Miss Onions, who always cycled from Barkway to school in Royston. One story goes that after heavy snowfall, the paths were too deep for bikes. So, she heaved her bike over her shoulder and carried it to school in case the snow had cleared by home time!

Now it would be great to increase our knowledge of the women that have played a part in Royston’s history. We have wonderful stories about the work done by Royston women during the World Wars. Maud Bevan ran the hospital that took over Queen’s Road School during WWI. She was supported by a team of nurses working long hours caring for soldiers.

Can you help identify more great women in Royston’s past? Contact assistant@roystonmuseum.org.uk www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

A local book mentions the Stredder sisters who wrote children’s stories in the late 1800s. There is a reference to Miss Clark becoming one of the first qualified optometrists in the country. So far, we’ve struggled to uncover more about these women. Next to the railway station is a small collection of houses. These were built following a donation

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March 2018

Keeping Royston residents in touch with their local council

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Thursday 22 March 2018 at 7.30 pm Royston Town Hall Come along to hear reports from your local councillors on their work over the past year and also for them to answer any questions you might wish to ask. The Royston Town Mayor, Cllr Vera Swallow, will also be presenting the Annual Community Trust Fund Awards to local groups and charities, and Community Awards to those local residents who have made a significant contribution to the life of our town.

Michelle Thake, Partner at The Coach and Horses and Jack Schmit, Manager of The Jolly Postie with the Town Mayor, Cllr Vera Swallow

Naturally Royston Children’s 2018 Photographic Competition ‘The Treasures of Royston’ We are launching our second children’s photographic competition and this time we are asking children to photograph the answers to the clues we have provided on our Town Council web site, which will also give you all the information and rules for entries. Any children below the age of 16 years who either live, or attend school in Royston, are eligible to take part. The 12 winning entries will go into our 2019 Town Calendar. There will also be a first prize for the overall winner of 4 free cinema tickets to the Royston Picture Palace. The closing date for the competition is 1 August 2018. Please visit our web site: www.roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

ANNUAL ROYSTON MAY FAYRE Monday 7 May 2018 12 Noon – 5 pm in the Priory Memorial Gardens Once again Royston Town Council will be pulling out all the stops for another exciting and fun filled May Fayre. Do come along and enjoy some of the many attractions we hope to have for you, such as the novelty dog show; children’s fairground rides; the free bungee trampoline; bouncy castles; charity stalls; dance shows; the Royston Town Band; our new nature, eco and animal corner and so much more. We look forward to seeing you there on 7th May. With thanks to Our sponsors

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Community Toilets Scheme We have now arranged for Community Toilets to be made available from Sunday 1 April 2018 at The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock Street Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am – 11 pm Sunday 10 am - 10.30 pm and The Coach and Horses, 14 Kneesworth Street Opening hours: Sunday to Tuesday 12 pm – 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday 12 pm – 10 pm Friday and Saturday 12 pm - 12 am Please look out for the Stickers in their windows and use their toilets as necessary. We are extremely grateful to the management of both of these public houses for agreeing to become part of this scheme and we will be helping them to cover any extra maintenance costs they might incur as a result of their community generosity. If any other establishments would like to participate in this scheme, please contact Royston Town Council.

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Nominate a neighbour, friend, or family member for our Front Garden Competition in May and June This year we are asking you to nominate a neighbour, friend or family member, living in Royston, if you think their front garden is worthy of being entered into our front garden competition. Download a nomination form from the Town Council website or call into our office to collect one and post it through their front door before the end of June. If you are the recipient and get a nomination through your door telling you that they love your front garden, please contact the Town Hall to be entered into the Competition. Judging will take place from the beginning of July and the top three winners will receive £100, £50 and £25 respectively, with an award certificate.

Another sad farewell Royston Town Council suffered another sad loss of one of its standing councillors in December, when Cllr Rita Turner passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. We will all miss Rita very much, not only for her long standing commitment to her role as a councillor but also for her outstanding good humour and sense of fun. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all her family and the many hundreds of friends she had, in and around Royston, where she had lived for over 40 years.

Don’t forget to vote! Local elections will be taking place on Thursday 3 May for both Town and District Councils. We are always looking for new Town Councillors to join us in the interesting and rewarding work we do for our town, so why not think about standing yourself if you would like to make a difference to your local community. You must either reside or work in Royston to be eligible. Your services will be entirely voluntary but we can guarantee you a very worthwhile and fulfilling role if you really care about what happens in your town. Contact the Town Clerk or your local political parties for further information and details.

ROYSTON TOWN COUNCILLORS A list of all Councillors’ names and contact numbers is given below, together with details of the wards they represent. All Town Councillors serve in a voluntary capacity and are elected for a 4 year term of office. Councillors are not paid and do not receive any allowance for attending meetings. Town Mayor: Cllr Vera Swallow Deputy Mayor: Cllr Iain Leggett Palace Ward: Sarah Dingley 01763 233267 sarahdingley22@gmail.com Mark Hughes 07860 108085 mark@ifa.bz Rob Inwood 01763 224997 robertinwood@virginmedia.com Ben Lewis info@benworkingforroyston.org Laura Whitford 01763 407980 laurajanewhitford@yahoo.com Meridian Ward: Mike Harrison 01763 220055 michael.e.harrison@gmail.com Iain Leggett 01763 230978 iainlleggett@icloud.com F John Smith 01763 243082 fjsmithroyston@btinternet.com Vera Swallow 01763 222538 veraswallow@hotmail.com Vacant Seat Heath Ward: Lindsay Davidson 01763 221431 lindsay@davidson.mp John Davison 07802 907700 Cllr.john.davison@btinternet.com Victoria Hulström 01763 247497 cllrhustromallen@googlemail.com Rod Kennedy 01763 245681 rod4heath@gmail.com Marguerite Phillips 07903 715533 cllrmphillips@btinternet.com

Would you like to carry out a local litter pick? To encourage any local groups who would like to carry out a litter pick anywhere around the town, we have recently purchased more litter pickers (we now hold 20) and plastic rubbish sacks which can be made available for your use. Please contact the staff at the Town Hall office if you would like to borrow any of this equipment and we can give you advice and information.

ROYSTON TOWN COUNCIL Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7DA Tel: 01763 245484 Fax: 01763 248016 enquiries@roystontowncouncil.gov.uk Town Hall office opening hours Monday to Friday: 9 am to 4 pm www.roystontowncouncil.gov.uk Town Clerk: Miss Caroline Mills town.clerk@roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

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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.

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Think Garden, Think Richard Garden Focus... Smaller shrub selection Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott We often want plants in the garden that will fill a space quickly, cover the bare earth fast or screen a new fence, but it is important to think about the mature size that a shrub will reach before selecting it for the border. As garden space is at a premium these days this is never more poignant. Here are a few things to consider when making your selection.

Maintenance regime can also dictate the plant selection process. I am very fond of using Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’ in my mixed borders because I know that to get good colour from the stems it needs to be coppiced every other year thus controlling its size in the border. So in my thought process not only is it manageable, pretty in the winter with the coloured stems but the cream variegation in the leaf looks great in the summer too! Plant association in many ways is the skill of placing plants together to form aesthetically pleasing combinations. This is a constant learning process aswell as an obsession for those of us with the gardening bug. This is where the skill of contrasting plant form and textures comes into its own. I may sometimes sound scathing toward colour but it is in the fine tuning of the selection that colours come to the fore for me. Having said that, it is important when establishing a brief for a garden design that clients provide colour preferences if they have them. Recently I have enjoyed including Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ with Geranium ‘Brookside’ as an under planting. The Geranium acts as a filler at the feet of the rose and helps contrast horizontal and vertical growth habit and pinks and purple.

Plant form and texture should always be considered after function. All plants have a preferred growth habit and leaf texture. As I have stressed in previous articles flowering colour is so fleeting that we need to have other attributes to stimulate the eye. We are all familiar with the strong, circular form of a box ball in the border and it is relevant to prune the shape you want but why not choose a plant that can grow in a particular way too. I have always gardened with Choisya ternata all my life but why not consider Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ which has a mound forming habit and narrower divided leaves. We all love a rosemary in the garden for cooking but why not choose Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Miss Jessops Upright’ that as the name suggests has an upright habit.

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Evergreen or deciduous is an important part of any plant selection process. When I am designing whole gardens I am often looking for a balance between the two depending on how low maintenance the garden needs to be. So the lower the maintenance the higher the proportion of evergreen in the planting palette. All the shrubs mentioned so far have been evergreen and as such are a tick in the box of all year round interest! In some ways deciduous shrubs need to work a little harder to earn their place. The mock orange Philadelphus is often thought of as a medium to large shrub but Philadelphus ‘Manteau d’ Hermine’ is a delightful compact shrub that has all the qualities associated with Philadelphus, long flowering, fragrant white flowers, but has a well

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Home & Garden Easter at Royston Parish Church What happened to Jesus? Jesus was a prophet and a healer, and yet, in a matter of days he went from being loved by the crowds to being murdered on a cross. It looked like he was defeated, but he wasn’t - come and join us as we follow his journey! Palm Sunday – 25th March, 8am, 10am and 5.30pm On Palm Sunday we re-enact the day Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. We call this day Palm Sunday because people lined his route waving palms and singing ‘Hosanna to the king’. We will celebrate this day, firstly, with a said Eucharist at 8am. This will be followed by a Parish Eucharist with a procession of palms in church at 10am. Finally, at 6.30pm we will meet for Choral Evensong; the excitement of Palm Sunday morning has passed, and this evening service directs us to look forward and prepare ourselves for the dark events of the week ahead. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week – 26th, 27th, 28th March, 8pm During the last week of Jesus’ life he spent time quietly with his friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. We will remember that time with three services all at 8pm: Monday’s service will be a said Eucharist. Tuesday’s service will be led by members of our House Groups. Wednesday’s service takes the form of a Taizé service. Maundy Thursday – 29th March, 8pm On the Thursday before Jesus died, he celebrated the Jewish festival of the Passover with his twelve disciples. As they shared bread and wine, Jesus gave them a command to break bread and drink wine together in his memory. He also shocked his disciples by washing their feet, an act usually done by a slave; by doing this Jesus demonstrated that we must serve one another.

hung for three hours before he died, after which time he was taken down from the cross and laid in a tomb.

There are no church services on Easter Eve to reflect the time when Jesus lay dead in the tomb.

We remember this solemn day with two services; firstly, at 11am we will join with members of the other churches in Royston for a Walk of Witness. From the Bandstand in The Priory Memorial Gardens, we will re-enact Jesus’ steps to Calvary by walking around the town centre, and finally stopping at The Roysia Stone for a short open-air service.

Easter Day – 1st April, 6.30am, 8am & 10am In the darkness of the Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ tomb to pay her respects. To her surprise she found that the tomb was empty. She ran to find two other disciples who witnessed what she had described. They ran away and Mary saw two angels where Jesus had been laid. She then saw a man who she thought was a gardener, but when he spoke her name she recognised him to be Jesus – he was alive!

Secondly, at 12 noon, we will hold a service in the Parish Church; this will take the form of a simple sung Holy Communion service, using the bread and wine from the Maundy Thursday Eucharist. We will also have an opportunity to pay our respects to Jesus in an act called the Veneration of the Cross; a large crucifix (a cross with an image of Jesus on it) is held whilst people may come forward to kiss the cross, bow before it, genuflect (kneel down on one knee), stand in silence and look upon Jesus, or to simply stay in their pew and think of Jesus there. There is no obligation to come forward to venerate the cross and please do not let that act deter you from attending the whole service. Easter Eve – Saturday 31st March Jesus lay in his tomb, his disciples had scattered, terrified the same fate would come to them. The man they thought would be their Messiah was lying dead and all seemed lost. Unlike the disciples, we have the luxury of knowing that the joy of Easter Day is just a few hours away; we spend this day quietly preparing ourselves and the church for Easter Day, continuing to thank God for the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.

She ran back to the disciples to tell them the

Good News. Through God’s boundless love for humankind, death was overcome and Jesus was raised to new life. On Easter Sunday, we start at dawn, just as Mary Magdalene had done on the first Easter Day. As the sun rises we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection; firstly, we welcome in the day at 6.30am with a simple Sunrise Service in The Priory Memorial Gardens around a fire. This will be followed by hot drinks and Hot Cross Buns in the Parish Church. Secondly, we will have a said Eucharist in church at 8am, and finally, we will join together for a Parish Eucharist at 10am where the Easter Garden will be blessed and Easter eggs will be distributed to the children after the service to remind them of the new life of the Resurrected Jesus, the new life he gives to all of us too. May the joy and peace of the risen Christ be yours this Eastertide! St John the Baptist Church, Royston 01763 246371

The term ‘Maundy’ comes from the Latin, “mandatum”, meaning command; and on that special evening we will follow Jesus’ command by re-enacting the Last Supper with a sung Eucharist and the symbolic act of washing six volunteers’ feet. The service will begin at 8pm and will be followed by a silent vigil in the Lady Chapel until midnight as we remember Jesus when he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. You are most welcome to join us for a part or all of the vigil. Good Friday – 30th March, 11am & 12noon After a dubious trial Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion. He was tortured and forced to carry the horizontal piece of timber, which formed part of the cross, to a nearby hill in Jerusalem, called Calvary. He was nailed to the cross, where he

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Thu 1st Mar The aim is for Book Clubs all over the country to take part in a fun quiz about books and reading during one of their Book Club meetings, whilst raising much-needed funds for this fabulous organisation. Join in: www.schoolreaders. org/book-club-challenge.html

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Every Thu 1st Mar, 10 – 11am Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, CB22 3AE, Keep fit and greet the changing of the season by joining our healthy walkers for one of our Walking for Health sociable walks around the park. www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Nuthampstead Airfield Museum Exhibition

Thu 1st Mar – 31st March, Weds, Thurs & Sat 10am – 4.45pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL, During World War 2, the 8th Air Force Bomb Group & the 55th Fighter Group were stationed at Nuthampstead. Uncover their stories. enquiries@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Creative Royston Committee Meeting Thu 1st Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Royston Town Hall Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA, UK

Station to Station

Thu 1st Mar, 8-9.30pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA Royston & District Local History Society, Terry Ward will be giving an illustrated talk about what can be seen from the West Anglia line between Cambridge to London. For more information contact David on 01763 242677

Toddler Music & Dance

Fri 2nd Mar, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a toddler music and dance workshop themed around the collections. Free Admission, but spaces limited so please book in advance: curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Adult Movement Class

Fri 2nd Mar, 11.45am – 12.30pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL All abilities are welcome and no previous experience necessary. Meet new people and keep fit and healthy. Booking in advance essential. Contact: curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Bell Ringing Conference

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Mar, 9am – 7pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA Royston is proud to host the annual Bell Ringing Conference. For more information visit: www.ringingteachers.org

Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift Sat 3rd Mar, 9.30 – 11am Fowlmere Village Hall. SG8 7RY Sale of good condition baby clothes, children’s clothes, maternity clothes, baby equipment, books and toys. For more information contact: fowlmereplaygroupthrift@gmail.com

Crafty Kids: Airplane Crafts

Sat 3rd Mar, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Celebrating the current community showcase display by Nuthampstead Airfield Museum, come along for some flying fun. Make paper gliders, American Red Cross worker and Pilot finger puppets & colouring in. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Cracked Voices

Sat 3rd Mar, 1-3pm Sedgwick Museum Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EQ Hear how a hippo was found at Barrington and Harradine Sell was killed by its fossilised poo. (A story that inspired one of the Cracked Voices songs). The museum also has the Hippo’s skeleton on display. www.cracked-songs.co.uk

Royston Liberal Democrats Annual Quiz

Sat 3rd Mar, 7-9.30pm Market Hill Rooms, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ Teams of up to eight people. £12 to include Fish & Chips (or alternative). Bring your own drink and glasses. Raffle. Contact: info@roystonlibdems.org.uk

An Enchanted Evening

Sat 3rd Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Felici perform a wonderful selection of opera and operetta favourites in the first half and a delightful selection of Musical Theatre hits in the second half of the evening in the presence of the Town Mayor Cllr. Vera Swallow. To book: walter962@btinternet.com

French Film Night

Sat 3rd Mar 7.30-10pm Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Rd Please come along to this brand-new venture – a pop-up cinema in Foxton Village Hall! We’ll be showing the awardwinning French film, Intouchables with English sub-titles (of course!). Tickets from Foxton Shop.

Great Chishill Antique and Vintage Fair

Sun 4th Mar, 10am – 4pm Great Chishill Village Hall Fantastic range of stalls with something for everyone! Dedicated tearoom serving a wide range of homemade delights. www.flapperfortunes.co.uk

Spring Clean at Coton Reserve

Sun 4th Mar, 12.30-3pm The Plough, Cambridge CB23 7PL CambridgePPF is getting stuck in with a clean-up at the Coton Countryside Reserve, where we will pick litter from footpaths and hedgerows in the reserve and the surrounding village. www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Teatime Praise

Sun 4th Mar, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Crystalline Sound Bath

Sun 4th Mar, 7-9pm Norton Methodist Church Hall, Letchworth SG6 1DH Want a quick and effortless way to destress? Come along and join us and listen to live music and sounds to uplift you. www.heartsoulsheart.com

Curwens Exhibition

5th Mar - 8th May weekdays 9-5pm 17 High St, Royston SG8 9AA Exhibition by photographers Sarah Howard, Eleanor Evans & Potter William Kohler.

Churches Together Lent Lunches

Wed 7th,14th & 21st Mar, 12-1.30pm St. Thomas’s Catholic Church Hall, Melbourn Rd, Royston SG8 7DB

Health Walk

Every Weds, 1.30-2.30pm Royston Heath Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Join us for a short 40 min walk out in the glorious countryside. Have fun and socialise. For more information contact: loreta.mattia@mindinmidherts.org.uk

Fever, Jo Harrop Sings Peggy Lee

Thu 8th Mar, 6-9.30pm Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Ln, CB5 8BA Jo Harrop pays tribute to the sultriest songstress of all, Peggy Lee, one of the greatest exponents of Torch Song – those unforgettable laments for unrequited or lost loves. www.cambridgejazz.org

Sunnyhill Antics

Thu 8th Mar, 7.30-8.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Donna Attias will be talking about the ups and downs and fun of running a smallholding. Everyone welcome. www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Royston Folk Club ‘Showcase’

Fri 9th Mar, 7-9.30pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW, Enjoy an evening of some talented Folk Artists. www.roystonfolk.org

Marine Landscape

Fri 9th Mar, 8-10pm Market Hill Rooms, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ Bill Newton will be demonstrating painting a “Marine Landscape” in watercolour. Bill is very well established artists with a great deal of talent. Anyone interested in water colours or marine landscapes will be very impressed. michael.dobson23@sky.com

Lucie’s Boutique – Preloved Children’s Wear Agency

Sat 10th Mar, 12.30-4pm Market Hill Rooms, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ We stock quality second hand & new, baby & children’s clothes (0 – 5 years), designer to high street, all in nearly new condition. info@luciesboutique.co.uk or 07552 929886.

Cracked Voices Classical Concert

Sat 10th Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Anglia Ruskin University, East Rd, CB1 1PT Premiere of Graham Palmer & Jenni Pinnock’s ‘incredible project’ (Cambridge105), giving voice to forgotten local characters and folklore. www.cracked-songs.co.uk

Mothering Sunday Sunday 11th March

Mothering Sunday

Sun 11th Mar, 10am – 12pm Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP

Cambridge Festival of Science Mon 12th – Sun 25th Mar, 10am – 6pm The Cambridge Science Festival, run by the University of Cambridge, has announced its packed programme for 2018. There are many events going on so check out their website for more: www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk

Monday Club

Mon 12th Mar, 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. Craft, games, quizzes, songs, Bible stories & snacks. www.royston-methodist.org.uk.

Tue 13th Mar, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Draw wonderful objects from the Museum’s collections. Led by local artist Susan Sanders. £5 per person. www. roystonmuseum.org.uk

Lino Printing

Tue 13th Mar, 2-4pm 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: curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Sales & Copy Deadline for next issue Thurs 15th March

MG Caravans Open Weekend Fri 16th – Sun 18th Mar, 10am – 4pm MG Caravans, York Way, Royston Come and view new & used caravans www.mgcaravans.com

Royston Town Mayor’s Quiz

Fri 16th Mar, 7-10pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA This event is in support of the Royston Town Mayor’s Community Trust Fund. admin@roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

Reiki 1

Sat 17th & Sun 18th Mar, 9.30am – 5pm Radwell Village Hall, SG7 5EP A transformative, interactive, fun and intuitive workshop for a Reiki 1 training and qualification. Heal yourself, heal others. Call Sonia 07446 467445 or www.heartsoulsheart.com

Royston Photographic Society Exhibition

Sat 17th Mar – Sat 19th May, Weds, Thurs & Sat 10am – 5pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Annual showcase of over 60 images from these very talented local amateur and professional photographers. Royston Photographic Society is this year celebrating 30 years of their Society. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Spoon Carving and Whittling Sat 17th Mar, 10am – 2pm Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford CB22 3AE Learn the basics of safe knife use and carving items from green wood, while getting inspiration for future projects and gaining ideas for purchasing your own tools by joining this activity for adults. www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Watercolour Workshop with Ian McManus Sat 17th Mar, 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. Booking essential. 01763 261808 or frogend@gmail.com

Coffee Stop

Sat 17th Mar, 10.30am – 12pm All Saints Community Hall Station Rd, Melbourn, SG8 6DX In aid of a rare disease called SRUK (Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK) We will be trying to raise awareness and for research. There will be a Tombola and Raffle. Contacts are Karen: 07580753235 and Susan: 07775684110

Bookworm Ball

Sat 17th Mar 7pm Sheene Mill, Station Rd,. Melbourn £55 for ticket, tables of 8-10. 3 course meal and prosecco included Email: fors@reed.herts.sch.uk

Drawing Workshop

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Family Friendly Events

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Sat 17th – Sun 18th Mar, 11am – 5pm Get ready for another weekend of fun & daffodil displays at the 50th year of Thriplow Daffodil Weekend! www.thriplowdaffodils.org.uk

Ceilidh Evening

Sat 17th Mar, 7.15-9.30pm Melbourn Village College SG8 6EF In aid of Home-Start. Tickets include supper, sausage or burger, veggie option available. For more information contact: admin@hsrsc.org.uk

Orwell Vintage & Antique Fair Sun 18th Mar, 10am – 4pm Orwell Village Hall, High St, Antique & Vintage Stalls with Tea & Cake. For more information contact: karen@ruralmagpie.co.uk or visit: www. ruralmagpie.co.uk

Garden House Hospice Care Make a Will Week Monday 19th – Friday 23rd Mar During this special week local solicitors are giving their time for free, to write basic Wills in return for a donation to Garden House Hospice Care. For more information on participating solicitors: www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/support-us/ events/detail/make-a-will-week-2018 or Cathy White: 01462 679540

Comedy Night

Tue 20th Mar, 8-9.30pm The Plough Shepreth, High St, SG8 6PP Free Entry - contributions welcome. hello@theploughshepreth.co.uk or 01763 290348

Vera’s Gin Club

Wed 21st Mar, 7.30pm The Plough Shepreth, High St, SG8 6PP Gins, Nibbles and Lots & Lots of Fun! Tickets £20 www.theploughshepreth.co.uk

Freddie Gavita Quartet

Thu 22nd Mar, 6-9.30pm Hidden Rooms, Jesus Ln, CB5 8BA The music has global appeal with scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing capturing a musical journey inspired by tales of Freddie’s life. www.cambridgejazz.org

Wildlife Trust Mad March Hare Walk

Thu 22nd Mar, 6.30-8.30am Trumpington Meadows, Cambridge Get out with the Trust before dawn to catch a glimpse of boxing hares – along with the other 24 species of mammals found on the reserve. TrumpingtonMeadows@wildlifebcn.org

Holy Land

Thu 22nd Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Sue Kitteridge will tell us about visiting the famous landmarks of the Holy Land and also about its modern culture. www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Concorde – 20th Century Icon Fri 23rd Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Letchworth Settlement, Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB John started his flying career in 1955 with the Royal Air Force. www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk

Royston Lions Square Dance Fri 23rd Mar, 7.30-11.30pm Presdales School, Ware SG12 9NX In aid of Isabel Hospice & Royston Lions. Tickets £13 inc. fish, chips & choc ice from Keith at lionkgc@gmail.com or 08458 335842

Herts Big Weekender

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Mar Throught Hertfordshire Calling all Herts residents! The Big Weekend is back and are giving you the chance to enjoy an amazing day out in our county for free! Start bidding for your tickets now! www.hertsbigweekend.co.uk

17th Ashwell Flea Market

Sat 24th Mar, 9.30am – 1pm St Mary’s Church, Mill St, Ashwell, SG7 5LY Come and browse and pick up some bargains at this famous event! Tea and coffee available. Proceeds to the Church Restoration Appeal.

Marshalls First Time Buyers Sat 24th Mar, 10am – 2pm Marshalls Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9LD Calling all First Time Buyers! Looking to get advice on buying your first home? Come and meet our industry experts. www.marshallsproperties.co.uk

Children’s Easter Party

Sat 24th Mar, 2-4pm Seth Ward Community Centre Buntingford SG9 9SG Party Games, Disco, and more for all children. Contact Ellie: 07912 499540

Royston Cave Special Opening

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Mar, 2-4pm Royston Cave, Katherine’s Yard, SG8 7BZ As part of Herts Weekender apply for free tickets: www.hertsbigweekend.co.uk Buy tickets from Royston Information Centre. www.roystoncave.co.uk

City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Concert Sat 24th Mar, 7.30-9.45pm West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge CB3 9DP Don’t miss out on another exciting opportunity to listen to the wonderful City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and support CambridgePPF at the same time. Contact: 01223 300085

MADS Quiz Night

Sat 24th Mar, 7.30-10pm Melbourn Community Hub, 30 High St, SG8 6DZ Tickets available from Melbourn Community Hub

Mystery of the Pyramids of Giza Sat 24th Mar, 7.30-10.30pm Barley Townhouse, Church End, SG8 8JP Murder Mystery Supper! Three course supper. Bar available and Raffle. In support of Khandel Light. Contact: chell.ren63@gmail.com

Clocks Change

Sunday 25th March Clocks are turned forward one hour at 1 am on Sunday, 25 March 2018

Vintage Market

Sun 25th Mar, 10am – 4pm Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Ln, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NE Vintage, Clothing, Jewellery and more! mazzab19@gmail.com

Onesie Walk for Charity

Sun 25th Mar 10am-12.30pm High St, Melbourn, SG8 6DZ A Onesie charity walk in aid of MND www.melbournhub.co.uk

Wandlebury Wildlife

Sun 25th Mar, 11am – 3.30pm Wandlebury Country Park CB22 3AE Join us and local conservation organisations for fun activities and fascinating displays. www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Fauré Reqiuem

Sun 25th Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Standon Parish Church, Ware SG11 1LA Doors Open at 7pm. www.roystonchoralsoc.org.uk

Toddler Music & Dance

Mon 26th Mar, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a toddler music and dance workshop themed around the collections. Free Admission, but please book in advance. curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Adult Movement Class

Mon 26th Mar, 11.45am – 12.30pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL These creative dance sessions are suitable for anyone with an interest in movement – all abilities welcome. Book in advance. curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Make Lunch

Mon 26th Mar, 12-1.30pm Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun, The Old Bull Inn. Free. No questions asked. See page for more dates. www.facebook.com/makelunchroyston/

Wimpole Spring Concert Season: Eboracum Baroque Mon 26th Mar, 7.30pm Eboracum Baroque return to the Long Gallery at Wimpole Hall to delight your ears and eyes with a varied selection of music played on period instruments. Tickets £20. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

Pub Quiz At The Plough

Tue 27th Mar, 8-10pm 12 High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Six rounds with Tom Canning. www.theploughshepreth.co.uk/whats-on

Greenfingers Garden Club

Wed 28th Mar, 7-9pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, SG8 5PT A talk by Mike Petty Fenland Past to Present. All welcome. For more information contact: 01763 244424.

Make Lunch

Thu 29th Mar, 12-1.30pm Old Bull Inn, High St, Royston SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun , The Old Bull Inn. Free. No questions asked. See page for more dates. www.facebook.com/makelunchroyston/

Good Friday

Fri 30th Mar, 11am & 12pm Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP. www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk

Good Friday Service

Fri 30th Mar, 9.30 – 11am Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Followed by the Walk of Witness to Royston Town Centre. For more information visit: www.royston-methodist.org.uk/

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30th Mar - Mon 2nd April 10.30am-4.15pm Wander through the Gardens to see if you can solve the puzzle and collect your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat. Normal admission charge applies plus £2.50 charge per trail booklet. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

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Reflections on the Story of Easter

Fri 30th Mar, 1.30-4pm Melbourn Baptist Church, SG8 6DB With free children’s activities, refreshments and hot cross buns from 2pm

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 30th Mar, 7-9.30pm Old Bull Inn ,High St, Royston SG8 9AW, Featuring ... The King Driscolls, Ian & Ben Pease & special guest Harri. For more information visit: www.roystonfolk.org

The Gog Easter Showcase

Sat 31st March 10am-4pm Babraham Rd, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 3AD. www.thegog.com

Easter Activity Morning

Sat 31st Mar, 10am – 12pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Children and families welcome, fun for all ages and it’s FREE! No need to book, just turn up and have fun. For more information visit: www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Crafty Kids: Easter

Sat 31st Mar, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Easter themed craft activities, based on the museum’s collections and a cuddly toy Easter trail around the museum. Drop in activity, no need to book in advance. enquiries@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Friends Book Sale

Sat 31st Mar, 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. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Royston Cave Opening

Sat 31st Mar, 1-4pm Royston Cave Katherine’s Yard, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ Royston Cave opens for summer season. Discover the mystery beneath the streets of Royston. What was it used for and who made its remarkable carvings? Come and see this unique site for yourself. www.roystoncave.co.uk/index.php

Special Groove

Sat 31st Mar, 8-10pm The Dolphin, High St, Melbourn, SG8 6AP Our first gig at this great pub. Come along and make it a night to remember! Bring your best moves Groovers! www.facebook.com/pg/specialgroove/

Easter Sunday Service

Sun 1st Apr , 10 – 11am Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU For more information visit: www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Easter Sunday Baptism Service

Sun 1st Apr , 10.30am – 12pm Melbourn Baptist Church, SG8 6DB Everyone welcome to this family celebration

Easter Day

Sun 1st April, 6.30am, 8 and 10 Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP. www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen 4 slices of streaky bacon, Green Eggs & ham 3thetothinner the slice the easier

Hello my fellow foodies...

This month I would like to share a recipe that is a little different from my usual offering to you, but it is something that has proved a new breakfast favourite in the Le Fey house! It is a very tasty and healthy start to the day, which given that the rest of Easter Sunday is usually spent devouring chocolate eggs, can only be a good thing! The hardest part of this recipe is sourcing avocado at the correct stage of ripeness. I highly recommend going to see Daniel on the fruit and veg stall on Royston market, he gives excellent advice and the avocado are second to none. Per person you will need 1 egg from a health and happy free range hens. 1 avocado, just ripe.

the “ construction” will be.

Let’s begin by popping the room temperature eggs into a pan of simmering water and cooking them at this temperature for five and a half minutes. Try to avoid a rapid boil. Immediately, and carefully, lift out the eggs and pop into a bowl of iced water to cool as rapidly as possible. This will also prevent the eggs from continuing to cook and should help you achieve a soft runny yolk. Remove the shell and keep the eggs to one side. Now let’s prepare the avocado. Cut in half and remove the stone- my preference is to cup the half containing the stone in my hand and with a single motion catch the stone broadside with one of my larger chopping blades. However, find a method that works for you but please take great care not to cut yourself when dealing with

these slippery beasties - the A&E department is not the destination of choice for an Easter break! Now peel the avocado. Having removed the stone you may need to scoop away a little of the avocado flesh to fit the egg snugly into the hole left from the stone, put the two halves together, more scooping may be required to accommodate the egg snugly until you can close the two halves onto each other without a gap around the middle. Now, wrap the slices of bacon around the avocado, I had two slices going around the width , and two slices going up and down the length. I also stretched each slice by running the back of a knife along each slice individually, I believe this also helps reduced shrinkage whilst cooking. Heat up a non stick frying pan and place the avocado, loose end side facing down (this fixes the bacon in place and helps hold everything

together,) and cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning all the time until the bacon is golden brown all over and beginning to crisp up. Serve and enjoy with pots of steaming tea and good company. One last suggestion for those brave souls amongst you and who can take a bit of spice...Monsieur Le Fey likes a goodly dollop of chilli sauce smothered between the avocado and the egg as it is assembled, but as I said this may not be how everyone chooses to start their day! Anyway, until next time my fellow foodies...

Tallulah Le Fey x

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A Little Further Afield Welwyn Roman Baths

bath house remains are a scheduled ancient monument and were once part of the fine villa. The layout of the cold, warm and hot rooms and the heating system are remarkably well preserved.

Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans - with a visit to Welwyn Roman Baths. You can’t take a hot bath any more - the boiler went out about 1,800 years ago when the Romans left! But you can see some fascinating remains which have survived from their time.

The baths are ingeniously protected in a steel vault under the A1(M) motorway. You can find out how this vault was built during your visit. Once the vault was completed the motorway was built over the top of it, and the remains of the baths sit 9 metres below junction 6. Only about half of the original extent of the baths is now on display. Visible parts remaining include the hypocaust, the tepidarium (warm room), caldarium (hot room) and the frigidarium (cold room) floor and cold bath, constructed from opus signinum (made of tiles broken

The Welwyn Roman Baths are a Roman ruin preserved under the A1(M) just north of modern-day Welwyn Garden City. The baths were a small part of the Dicket Mead villa, which was originally built in the 3rd century AD. Learn about how the Romans liked to relax with an elegant culture of bathing, and admire their creativity and style. The

“We spent a great hour or two in the steps of our Roman ancestors at this historic site It’s highly educational and informative and well worth a visit.” up into very small pieces, mixed with mortar, and then beaten down with a rammer). Also on display are archaeological finds from the Welwyn area and an exhibition devoted to the history of the site, which was uncovered during the 1960s and 70s by the Welwyn Archaeological Society. The full extent of the Dicket Mead villa was never fully excavated prior to the construction of the motorway, and the baths were only one of at least four buildings in total. The complex was probably part of a farm. It has been speculated that it might have been at least in part the equivalent of a hotel, lying as it does near Roman roads. www.welhat.gov.uk/romanbaths

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Make Lunch Club Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during school holidays? Take your children along to Make Lunch Club for a FREE lunch and fun at The Old Bull Inn. No questions asked. The dates for the Easter Holidays are:

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Clubs & Societies Cricket Clubs

Barley Cricket Club We run 2 adult Saturday league teams and a Sunday league team. New player 12+ welcome. Barley Cricket Club www.barley.play-cricket.com Guilden Morden Cricket Club A small village team looking for new players for the new season. Guilden Morden Recreation Ground 01763 852652 Reed Cricket Club A range of adult and junior teams. All ages welcome. Reed Cricket Club, The Green www.reedcc.co.uk cilla@richardandcilla.co.uk Royston Cricket Club A range of adult and junior teams. Welcoming players of all ages. Recreation Ground Therfield

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Welwyn Roman Baths are open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays and seven days a week during Hertfordshire School Holidays from 2-5pm

www.royston.play-cricket. com david.may@uk.tesco.com Steeple Morden Cricket Club A small friendly club who play league cricket on Saturdays. The Recreation Ground, Steeple Morden www.steeplemorden.playcricket.com

For a full list of Clubs and Societies in the SG8 area please visit our website

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Class fees per session: £5.00 (Standard) £4.00 (Concessions) Payable to the instructor on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis.

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* Please bring: Casual/work-out clothes, comfortable sports shoes, bottle of water and a towel. Participation in all Zumba classes (including free trial) is limited to persons aged 16 and over and is subject to completion of the instructor’s waiver form. Free trial is limited to the participant’s first session only and normal class fees will apply thereafter.

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Out & About Reed Cricket club: digging for victory Until the mid1950s, Reed Village Green was still being used to grow potatoes and had been since the wartime “Digging for Victory” campaign. Then, once budding cricketers decided to form a team, the Green was levelled, equipment acquired, fixtures arranged and, from then on, the Club has grown from strength-tostrength.

succeeded in reaching and winning the final of the prestigious NVC at Lord’s in 2012 & 2017! On both occasions this team composed predominantly of players who had come through the Colts. Club Captain, Tom Greaves, himself a former Colt, said of Reed’s latest victory “Hundreds of thousands of people dream of doing this. If you are an amateur footballer you don’t get to play at Wembley, but if you are an amateur cricketer you get a chance to play at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. You enter the competition and you’ve got a chance. It’s the best competition in the world!”

Initially playing “friendlies” against clubs from the surrounding area, Reed now has three senior teams playing on Saturdays in the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League with its First team at Championship level. A Saturday fourth team plays friendlies as does a Sunday recreational team and this is often when players from the Colts’ section get their first experiences of Open-Age matches and the longer version of the game.

Training for Colts, (boys and girls from seven to 15 years) takes place on Sunday mornings from 22nd April to 22nd July under the guidance of fully qualified ECB registered coaches. Teams in the various age groups play League games in both Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire. There is also a pathway into the Herts & Cambs Area & County set-ups.

Also, on Sundays the 1st XI compete in the National Village Cup (NVC) and County tournaments. Reed’s members and supporters have been pleased and proud of the fact that this team has

Reed C.C. is also part of the ECB initiative ‘All Stars’ aimed at five to eight year olds. This 10-week project takes place on Sunday mornings from 13th May. Registration for this is via the ECB All Stars website at www.ecb.co.uk

Tom Greaves accepts the National Village Cup from MCC President, Matthew Fleming Reed Cricket Club welcomes non-players and players of all ages and ability. Even in 2018, Reed C.C. is still “Digging for Victory”! For further information please look at the website www.reedcricketclub.co.uk or contact Cilla Robertson (Membership Sec. & Colts’ Liaison Officer) Mobile 07852 299719 cilla@richardandcilla.co.uk

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Richard’s Monthly Tip

Don’t let up: Resting longer than 5mins between exercises lowers body temperature, inhibiting performance. 3 mins for strength and 60s for fat loss is plenty of rest time.

CATHRYN’S PILATES

Body Control and Pilates Institute Teacher CLASSES BEGINNING IN MARCH

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: info@premier-pilates.co.uk www.pilatesinroyston.co.uk     

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Greneway ‘Leading the way’ as Mark Distinction, School it wins first ever National School Games Gold and now School Games Platinum Award. Games Platinum – quite a year once again emphasising the Greneway was one of only importance of high quality 104 schools in the country to PE and school sport for our receive the special School young people’s physical and Games Platinum Award. The mental health and the important Award is part of a government role continually played by led awards scheme aiming to our carefully selected link reward schools for commitment community sports clubs.’ to the development of (Terry Graves, Assistant competition across schools and into the community. The Headteacher / Head of PE) Platinum Award is the new www.greneway.herts.sch.uk fourth level of the award scheme, introduced earlier this year to celebrate schools who had shown consistently high-levels of enthusiasm and commitment to school sport. “A unique and powerful hat-trick: AfPE Quality

Top Tips for Makeup If you are into makeup or want to learn how, here are my top tips on how to apply. If you aren’t used to doing makeup practice in any, dare I say it, spare time, not only does it help you become more confident, but you can get quicker at putting together a full look which gives you an extra 5/10 minutes in bed once you get super speedy!

highlight the brow bone and inner corner to make your eyes brighter.

3) Fake eyelashes -Remember to let your eyelash glue dry on the eyelash until its tacky. (Saver’s in Royston do brilliant GWA Here are some top tips for various eyelashes for a good price) areas of your makeup 4) Make highlighter a MUST (no 1) Eyebrows, short single strokes not the pen type). No matter how little makeup you do sweep work far better and help to avoid a highly pigmented highlighter them looking blocky. If your over your cheek bones and it unsure go for a light colour and completes your look. build it up. If you are going for a bold 2) Eyeshadow. I do this before eye-look go for a subtle lip. face makeup as the shadow may Sometimes less is more. fall out underneath your eyes. Remember to practice! To do this, sweep your lids with a light colour, then build up the

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Melbourn based information technology company. Database management Accuracy and an eye for detail essential. Good skillsresearching necessary. Excellent computer andinternet internet skills essential Flexible hours and possibility of working from home after initial training.

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Entry and nominations are

NOW OPEN!

Deadline: 30th March The cream of Royston’s entrepreneurial talent will be celebrated at the 2018 Royston Business Awards at Burloes Hall on 21st June. The ceremony, which is sponsored by Sartorius, aims to showcase and recognise the real business excellence currently based in Royston and the surrounding villages. Businesses can enter or be nominated in 6 categories:

BEST NEW BUSINESS BEST SMALL BUSINESS BEST LARGE BUSINESS

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE CONTRIBUTION TO THE TOWN

There are also two separate awards: BEST EATING AND DRINKING PLACE PUBLIC VOTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD VOTED FOR BY THE CHAMBER COMMITTEE OFFICIAL EVENT SPONSORS

To enter, nominate or enquire about tickets/sponsorship please visit:

www.roystonchamber.org or pick up a form from Royston Library

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Partnership

Solicitors

Special Offer For all new Conveyancing matters taken during MARCH and APRIL 2018 We are offering Residential Conveyancing on a “No completion, no fee” basis* Please contact us for further details: Fish Hill Chambers, 2-3 Fish Hill, Royston, Herts, SG8 9JY 01763 241121 t.browning@walkerspartnership.co.uk *Freehold Registered Properties Only

Methodist Church Easter services Maundy Thursday Service Thursday 29th March at 7.30pm

just turn up and have fun. Saturday 31st March - 10am to 12noon

Good Friday Service Friday 30th March at 9.30am Followed by the Walk of Witness to Royston Town Centre

Easter Sunday Services Sunday 1st April, 10.00am and 6.30pm

Easter Activity Morning Children and families welcome, fun for all ages and it’s FREE! No need to book,

www.royston-methodist.org.uk

All at Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road

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Professional Calling all Artists The Melbourn Hub is now supporting local artists, as part of its Community role to bring people together. If any artist is interested in displaying a selection of their works of art, please call in and have a discussion with the Hub team.

Business Profile

We hold regular breakfast meetings on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the year and include social evening events within the beautiful setting of the Sheene Mill, Melbourn. The events are lively, informal, friendly and welcoming. They are a great way to spread the word about your business and make useful connections. Membership of the Melbourn Business Association is very competitively priced. As a member, you can enjoy additional benefits of

Mother’s Day Sunday 11th March

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Melbourn Business Association is a local, non-profit, well attended and established business networking group. Open to all businesses in Melbourn, Royston and surrounding villages. Our ethos is think local, buy local and help each other to thrive.

Don’t forget

employees of your business • Free page on our website dedicated to your business • Complementary name badges and contact details of all attendees to the meeting • Inclusion in our Member of the Month draw where you could win the prize of a bottle of bubbly and a month’s free advertising across all our social media sites • Discounted access to our business card advertising boards • Discounted breakfast to members who bring along a guest who is interested to join

We can help your business, event or organisation with all your print, design and digital marketing needs • Business Card Design & Print • Copywriting & Content Creation • Design • Digital Marketing • E-newsletters Set-up & Management • Leaflet Design & Print • Print Services • Promotional Items • Publishing Projects • Social Media Set-up & Management • Website Creation, Healthchecks, Management & Refresh

Can we help your business? Just call 01763 248447

• Reduced entry fee to all events • Membership fee that covers all

If you would like to find out more, please visit www.melbournbusinessassociation.com or contact kimmi@melbournbusinessassociation.com

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Bookworm Ball Join our local, non-profit, well attended and established business networking group. We hold regular breakfast meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, along with social evening events within the beautiful setting of the Sheene Mill, Melbourn.

To find out more, please visit www.melbournbusinessassociation.com

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT We are recruiting an Administration Assistant to work in our friendly office based in the Cokenach Estate, between Barkway and Barley. Salary and hours by agreement. If interested please contact:- Nicholas Flavell, 07968 409801 or NFlavell@jackson-civils.co.uk

Jackson Civil Engineering

Reed School are hosting a Bookworm Ball at The Sheene Mill to celebrate all things literary and raise funds. Bookworm Ball, The Sheene Mill, Saturday 17th March, 7pm (Carriages at midnight) Tickets from Reed School Office or by contacting Charlotte on 01763 849454

PROTECTING LICENCES, LIVELIHOODS & PUBLIC SAFETY Your Local Logistics & Safety Trainer for: • ADR • Forklift Trucks Call for a free, • First Aid no obligation quote • Driver CPC Qualification Tel: 07788 867 481 Email: johnstannard@premiercpctraining.co.uk Web: www.premiercpctraining.co.uk

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Office Assistant required for Coombes Community Centre

10 hours per week (can work around family life) PAYE appointed with holiday entitlement Basic knowledge of the internet, email & computer programmes (word & excel) essential Deadline for applications is 5pm on 16th March 2018 coombescommunity@uwclub.net • 01763 248081 Or apply in writing to: The Manager, Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston, SG8 5PT www.coombescommunitycentre.co.uk f

KNIGHT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES fo r a l l yo u r b o o k ke e p i n g n e e d s Call Angela Knight on 07976 512876 angeknight@hotmail.co.uk www.knightbookkeeping.co.uk

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Don’t Let Business Structure Slide I read recently that, ‘if structure is the skeleton of the organisation, people are the blood and guts.’ Which makes the important point that you have to have a good structure as well as good people, in order to have a competitive business.

the business), knowing all the important business areas are covered.

Watching this year’s Winter Olympics, it showed that yes, you need a good skeleton (although some of the competitors seemed to treat theirs with contempt), you also needed strong, appropriate soft tissue – but it was the spirit that really made the difference.

Does it matter which comes first, the structure or the people? As a business start-up, you can survive without any real structure if you have the right people. But once the business reaches a certain size, you do need to start thinking structurally.

Watching the battered slopestyle athletes pick themselves up for another run after being dashed to the ground by vicious crosswinds, I couldn’t help but admire their never-say-die attitude! I guess that translates to the values and mission of your business – the unshakable desire to win, and to keep going in the face of adversity – that’s what gives the real competitive edge.

In his book ’The E-Myth Revisited’, Michael Gerber recommends that small businesses should look at structure very early. He suggests you should look at where you want the business to be in, say, 5 years and decide what structure that successful business will need. Now, in the early days, it may be that all the job roles your five-year-old business needs are actually carried out by just one or two people: you, mostly! But as your business grows, you can concentrate on employing the right people (some of whom will also have more than one ‘role’ in

The Winter Olympics – the only place where sliding down a slippery slope is key to business success! julian@julianberry.co.uk

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Health Walks

Mind in Mid Herts, in partnership with Hertfordshire Health Walks, is inviting everyone to join them on a stroll on our beautiful heathland every Wednesday afternoon. The aim is simply to have fun, socialise and take in the amazing green space we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. The walks last for around forty minutes and start from the heath car park. Walkers then usually retire to the Heath Cafe to chat over a drink! Mind in Mid Herts is an innovative and experienced provider of mental health services in Mid Hertfordshire and has well being centres in St. Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. It is committed to providing high quality services for people aged 16 and over.

If you would like more information call Loreta on 07562 187160 or email loreta.martinaityte@mindinmidherts.org General information about the charity Mind in Mid Herts can be found on its website: www.mindinmidherts.org.uk Health Walks, Royston Heath, Wednesdays, 1.30pm

Don’t Forget To change your clocks! Daylight Saving Time Starts on Sunday, 25th March at 1am when clocks are turned forward one hour.

Lent Lunches Churches Together is hosting a series of Lent Lunches - simple meals to bring people together during the 40 day of Lent Wednesday 7th, 14th & 21st March, 12noon to 1.30pm. St. Thomas’s Catholic Church Hall, Royston

All Welcome

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