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Royston Edition April 2018 Issue 152

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Day Trips & Special Events DAY TRIPS FROM ROYSTON

Kensington Palace – Diana Exhibition 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 Melton Mowbray (Cheese Fair) Chatham Dockyard Sweeps Festival, Rochester Canterbury Malvern Spring Festival York Stody Lodge Gardens & Cream Tea This Morning Live! - NEC Le Touquet Cromer (Crab Festival) Chelsea Flower Show Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre Southwold Kensington Shopping or Museums Kew Gardens & Palace

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Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 25 Apr The Play that Goes Wrong – MK Mat £47.50 29 Apr The Glenn Miller Orchestra –MK Mat £44.00 2 May Strictly Ballroom The Musical - Matinee £65.00 2 May Les Miserables – Matinee £67.50 9 May 42nd Street – Matinee £59.50 16 May Summer Holiday – Milton Keynes Matinee £44.00 30 May Chicago – Matinee £65.00 30 May Everybody’s Talking about Jamie - Mat £65.00 5 Jun Brick Lane Music Hall inc Afternoon Tea £57.00 11 Jun 42nd Street – Evening £59.50 11 Jun Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 12 Jun Bat out of Hell – Evening £62.50 16 Jun 42nd Street – SATURDAY Matinee £72.00 16 Jun Kinky Boots – SATURDAY Matinee £65.00 21 Jun Thoroughly Modern Millie – Southend Mat £49.00 25 Jul Jersey Boys – Southend Matinee £52.00 8 Aug The King & I – Matinee £67.50 20 Sep War Horse – Milton Keynes Matinee £52.00 27 Sep Mamma Mia – Matinee £55.00 27 Sep Tina the Musical - Matinee £65.00 4 Oct Phantom of the Opera Matinee inc Lunch £65.00 10 Oct Dreamgirls – Matinee £65.00 10 Oct The Lion King – Matinee Adult £67.50/Senior £55.00 Coach Tours 17 May Cotswold Spring Gardens 25 May Liverpool Tall Ships & River Festival 3 Jun Durham & The Historic North East 6 Jun Chatsworth Flower Show 17 Jun Royal Scottish Highland Safari 25 Jun Yorkshire Vales & Dales 1 Jul Ireland Dublin & Wicklow 14 Jul Captivating Cornwall 22 Jul Northumbrian Castles & Gardens

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What do you think of this month’s striking cover image? This beautiful photograph was taken by Stephen DeHavilland. Stephen specialises Friday 13th in evocative images of horses. April He says “my inspiration comes from the Gentleness, Grace, Power and Majesty of the horse.“ Visit his website to see more of his images www. Many of you have been asking about last month’s cover image by Martin Johnson apologies for not mentioning it anywhere in the magazine - the bird featured on the SG8 Villages edition of the magazine was a Stonechat and in Royston we had a majestic Red Kite.

Spring is now finally here evidenced in part by the peak of the lambing season at Wimpole Hall - why not visit and see if you are lucky enough to witness a lamb being born? Wishing you a great month and a happy St George’s Day on the 23rd!

Your Listing Team

Cath Director

Sharon Advertising

Kate Editor & Designer

In this issue

Ellie Publishing Assistant


Out & About

Spotlight On...


My Local Life


Think Garden, Think Richard


What’s On

16 - 17

A Little Further Afield


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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Out & About Cracked Voices

Meridian’s Year 10 students find their voice. An inspirational one-off concert comes to Royston this month as the culmination of the Cracked Voices project. On 28th April, a series of classical songs written by Meridian School’s Year 10 students will be performed for the first time by professional singers Donna Lennard and Miles Horner. The students were challenged by the Cracked Voices team last October to find objects in Royston Museum that spoke to them. Objects that needed their stories told. The museum even opened up its storeroom to the Year 10s who finally plumped for an old silver saxophone, a set of medicine bottles, medals and a typewriter. The students then explored their ideas in a series of workshops led by writer Graham Palmer and composer Jenni Pinnock (herself an ex-Meridian

student who has gone on to have her work performed on BBC Radio 3 and mentor up-and-coming composers). In March, Donna and Miles also spent a morning at the school trailing the songs and helping with ideas on how students might develop them. Jenny Warburton, Head of Performing Arts at the school, commented, “The project has been a breath of fresh air, bringing new insight, new stimuli and new approaches. “The young writers and composers have thrived and matured through insights from Graham and Jenni - looking at the way they approach storytelling, history, narratives and word-painting.” The students’ songs will headline the concert on 28th April when Donna and Miles will be accompanied by professional musicians Sue Pettitt on clarinet and Ralph Woodward on piano. The event is hosted by Royston Methodist Church and all ticket money will be donated to the MindED Trust, a mental health charity set up in memory of local teenager Edward Mallen. The first half will also provide a chance to hear Cracked Voices, which premiered

at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge last month. Commissioned by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation, Cracked Voices tells the stories of eleven ordinary locals from in and around Royston, from PoW Klaus Kellner celebrating Hitler’s birthday on Royston Heath to James Lucas, the man Charles Dickens loved to hate. From a migrant giving birth on the roadside to the town’s musical fraudster, finally caught out by iTunes. Throughout the performance there will be a slideshow running, illustrating the stories behind the songs. Graham Palmer said, “It’s been a joy to work with the students, we’re really looking forward to hearing the finished songs and we’re thrilled that the church is donating the takings to the MindEd Trust. Teenage mental health is such an important issue.” Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm £8/£5 concessions Tickets from or phone 01763 243815

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Wildlife bcn bluebells There’s a shimmer of blue beckoning on the horizon, a dusky, delicate hue that in a couple of weeks’ time will be luring people into woods across the country. Each spring as the soil warms up and trees come into leaf a magical wildflower spectacle unfurls below. A silent walk into cool shady woods is one of the deep joys of spring, sunlight sifting through the leaves highlighting swathes of violetblue bluebells.

This area is home to some of the best ancient bluebell woods in the UK. The Wildlife Trust’s Brampton Wood is 900 years old, with 326 acres to explore.

With a wealth of experience gained in Cornwall by the sea and at Hotel du Vin in Cambridge, Head Chef James Day is bringing his passion for food to Bassingbourn’s award-winning pub. The Belle Freehouse opened its doors in 2013 and prides itself on being a village pub with a contemporary dining room offering pub classics and fine restaurant food. James joined the kitchen in January of this year, and along with sous-chef George Spence, is offering a menu of pub classics and fine restaurant food, with two mouth-watering specials added each week. All the dishes are freshly prepared from scratch with an honest simplicity that comes from a strong understanding of food. Pub classics such as Confit of Pork Belly with a Black Pudding Mash, Pan Roasted

• The bluebell is a symbol of constancy - possibly the origin of the ‘something blue’ on a wedding day • Bluebell sap was used to bind pages to the spines of books

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The bluebell is a member of the lily family and has a clever way of surviving under the dense shade of woodland. The green

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leaves start to emerge early in the year, before the leaves of the trees open so the bluebell does most of its growing with plenty of light replenishing nutrients in its bulb. The flowering part is the end of the cycle. Other spring flowering includes wood violet, primrose, honeysuckle and wood sorrel. Fabulous bluebell facts! • Nearly 50% of the world’s bluebells are found in the UK

Cod Loin with a Fresh Herb Crust, and Fish and Chips served with Homemade Tartar Sauce are offered alongside a separate bar menu which includes favourites such as the Belle Burger and Crispy Whitebait. Recent specials include Seafood Chowder, Chicken and Chorizo Risotto and Coconut Fish Curry. James’ love for food was passed on to him from his Grandad, a man who’d spend hours lovingly preparing soups and stews in the kitchen before enjoying every last piece of food on his plate. His influence is clear to see in James’ own devotion in the kitchen and the attention to detail in the final dish; when we visited on the Wednesday the jus for Sunday’s gravy was simmering away on the stove. (Booking is advised for The Belle’s popular Sunday roasts.) Look out too for The Belle’s own homemade Piccadilly Piccalilli and freshly baked bread from the Belle Bakery. Bar open daily. Kitchen open 6-9pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays,12noon-9pm on Fridays & Saturdays, and 12noon-4pm for roasts on Sundays. The Belle Freehouse and Restaurant North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NZ 01763 250921

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The Moor Melbourn SG8 6EF 01763 223400 melbournvillagecollege @melbourn_vc

A highly-rated community secondary school committed to ensuring every student achieves his or her very best through a rich and varied curriculum OFSTED (Sept 2017) confirmed: ‘An innovative curriculum that truly meets the needs of pupils’ ‘The first school in Cambridgeshire to introduce Mandarin at Key Stage 3’ ‘The school’s vision of Everybody is Somebody is evident in the support you provide for all pupils’ ‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school’ Senior Leaders will be delighted to show around prospective students and their parents. For more information or to book your tour contact Janine Savage -

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School had a brilliant week using a variety of art forms to explore what makes us feel good during Healthy Young Minds in Herts ‘Feeling Good Week 2018’.

All children from nursery to year four took place in drumming workshops, using African drums to make music and rhythms. The children told traditional African stories such as the story of Anansi, and played rhythms for different parts of the story. They have also been cooking and learning how healthy eating can help them to feel good. We have also practised mindfulness. The children all created a piece of artwork based around where they feel safe. They have talked about how to help others feel good too. One way the children hope to succeed in their mission of helping others feel good is by displaying some of their artwork for the community to see on a notice board in the Library. This display will be up until the end of the Easter holidays – why not pop in and be inspired to try out your own ‘feeling good’ art project?

Writing Competition Creative Royston is looking for inspiring original writing as part of its 2nd Creative Writing Competition for Royston Arts Festival 2018. This year the competition is open to adults thanks to the The Rotary Club, who will be sponsoring prizes.

Creative Royston are calling writers to create 500 words or fewer with the theme “voyages of discovery”. There will be a winning entry in each category and age group 5-9, 10-17 and 18+ and these will be announced during the festival. Fiction- must be an original piece and not an account of real events. Stories can feature well known public figures. The judging panel the fiction category includes 3 local authors, members of the North Hertfordshire Writers Guild. Non-fictionmust be an original piece that reports on | 01763 287 180 The Listing Royston April 27 7

Children in years two, three and four took part in a ‘pots of perspective’ clay workshop funded by a grant from Healthy Young Minds in Herts. The children were encouraged to explore factors that affect our perspective and how we can use this to change or understanding ways of thinking. The pots have been fired and will be glazed and displayed in the windows of Glazed Creations. Pop into the studio to pick up a speech bubble and write down how the pots make you feel or how they might make you consider your perspective on situations throughout the rest of the day to add to the window display. This is an opportunity to show our children how they have managed to make you ‘feel good’ or change your mindset. We hope that the two displays that will be in the town throughout April will bring a little of our ‘feeling good’ to the wider community in the town.

real historical or current events. The non-fiction panel of judges is made up of Cath Boughton, editor and owner of The Listing Magazine, Nick Gill, editor of Royston Crow and The Comet newspapers, and Angus Batey, journalist. How to apply: Write your original piece for fiction or non-fiction, in 500 words or fewer. Email writing to All entries must include the following on the email: name,age, school, category, address, email and daytime telephone number (these should be that of an adult and will not be shared outside of the committee) The deadline for submissions is Monday 30th July at 6pm. Any submissions received after this date will not be considered.

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PSST... Fowlmere Art Exhibition

Fowlmere’s 16th Annual Spring Art Exhibition takes place on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May. Please enter before Wednesday 18th April.

For details on how to enter contact:

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Meridian & Cads Joint Production ‘Living & Loving’ is an evening with the fallout from their lives of cultural poverty; the frustration of comedy, tragedy, music, laughter and tears in two parts. of a generation on the dole and Part 1 – Royston’s amateur drama society CADS perform ‘Romance is Dead’ by Ben Lewis. An original BBC Radio 4 Drama, adapted for the stage and Directed by Emma Daintrey, the play tells the tale of Lauren & Jamie; they are a perfect match but there’s just one flaw: he’s dead. This fresh comedy drama about an unwilling psychic and her supernatural love interest was first nominated for best radio drama at the WGGB Awards 2017. This adaptation features an original underscore composed by Oscar Berry, Year 10.

living on council estates. Originally refused a licence, the play is rarely revived though its theme of social disenfranchisement is seen by the author as very relevant to the present day. It contains material unsuitable for those age 12 years and under. Living & Loving, Meridian School, Saturday 21st April, 7pm. Tickets on the door or from Romance Is Dead, Wednesday 25th April, Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University. Tickets from

Mercy Ships Toothbrush rush

Good dental hygiene is more than just a beautiful smile. It’s prevention of gum disease, cavities, and other problems. In developing nations, toothbrushes and toothpaste are luxury items. Alongside its other medical programmes, Mercy Ships conducts free dental clinics to address untreated tooth decay and problems caused by lack of oral hygiene… and, of course, to provide free toothbrushes.

If you would like to support Mercy Ships donate a toothbrush or toothbrushes please drop them to Glazed Creations, Baldock Street or Birch and Beautiful, Corn Exchange.

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It will also be performed as part of the 50th Cambridge Drama Festival at the Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University.

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Part 2 – Meridian Performing Arts students perform an excerpt from ‘Saved’ by Edward Bond, directed by Emma Boulton. Set in the 1960s this is a chilling tale of young people dealing


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Spotlight On... Luna animal rescue Luna Animal Rescue (LAR) started in October 2013 and has grown considerably over the last five years. We have successfully re homed some 20 Dogs, 175 Cats and a further 50 small animals, birds and reptiles. We continue to use foster homes and everyone works on a purely voluntary basis with absolutely no paid staff. We rely heavily on our foster homes to provide love, care and where appropriate, training for our animals, and are one big, very positive animal loving family. We have established some excellent links with local vets and businesses to help us get to where we have so far, however, we are always looking out for opportunities to forge links with companies who may like to support a small, totally voluntary, local charity. We advertise our animals on our Facebook page, through our website (both of which are very popular) and in local publications. We often visit our linked store Pets at Home in Biggleswade, who help us with our fundraising throughout the year. Our main outgoings are vet bills which are often £4,000 a month! Constant and dedicated fundraising is needed to cover this effectively.

We collect donations of food, equipment and bedding in a variety of places (Morrison’s in Royston has a donation bin), and Pets Corner in Frog End are really great supporters of us too. We undertake lots of fundraising activities through the Summer months and are looking forward to celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Royston Veterinary Centre with them later in the year! If you think you may be able to help us in a fundraising capacity or as a foster home or even if you are looking for a new family member drop us an email.

Murray: Murray is a stunning two year old male Lurcher with a gentle nature

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Electrical from the ContractorsLtd workhouse. I soon saw Industrial • Commercial • Domestic patterns emerging. I This month’s museum Installation musing is from our volunteer, decided to see what I could Rosemary. She’s been Maintenance find out about these people by working on a new exhibition looking through The Royston about Royston Workhouse. Testing & inspection Crow newspapers from the “I started my research looking late 1800s to the early 1900s. NICEIC approved I came across some familiar at the Creed Register (a names - mostly those who had record of people and their fallen foul of the law, or who religion). At first glance, Telephone: 01763 245108 Mobile: 07710 065784 were mentioned by the Board it appeared to be just a of Guardians in their reports. list of names of the poor | unfortunates who turned to the It is these stories that I have Unit 4a, Highfields Business Park, Old North Rd, Royston SG8 5JT pieced together to tell of the Workhouse as a last resort. sadness and hopelessness of Their arrival and departure dates were listed, their religion their lives.” Open Saturday and the name of the person RC Reading the stories Rosemary Mornings for MOT who admitted them. Adults usually admitted themselves. found was very moving. Roy Castle & Co testing while you Children were often admitted wait Rosemary’s exhibition runs THE CAR PEOPLE by parents, aunts or uncles. from 7th April – 2nd June. Some names kept appearing. • Air service & re-gasHerts while Unit 14, Wireless Station Park,conditi Chestnut oning Lane, Bassingbourn, Nr Royston, SG8 you 5JH wait I started following some of T 01763 780480 F 01763 780481 E W • Service maintenance and repair for all cars and LCV’s these and found complete families came and • Free local collection & delivery Service went.

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The Groundwork Federation is celebrating giving out 10,000 grants through Tesco Bags of Help! Groundwork have already helped local organisations such as Melbourn Primary Three community projects School, Litlington Pre School in and around Royston will and Meldreth Tennis Club and be voted on by customers in the work is still going on now. local Tesco stores every two From now until the end of April, months. you can help provide funds for Following the vote, the project your local hospice as you shop at Tesco. that receives the most votes will receive a grant of up Blue Coins at Royston Tesco to £4,000, second place Extra or Royston Tesco receives up to £2,000 and Express will go towards the third place up to £1,000. Hospice’s Music therapy

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Save the date

Lambing time At wimpole

Each Spring, Wimpole’s 300 rare breed ewes give birth to several hundred new additions to the Wimpole flock. During April the lambing season gathers pace! Celebrate the arrival of spring

all in a day’s work

as newborn lambs frolic in the fields. Head to Home Farm to meet the rare breed ewes and lambs and if you’re lucky you may see a live birth. Learn more about lambing from the farm staff. Normal admission applies.

We visited David at his surgery just as he was dealing with a cat which had been badly injured in a road traffic accident. The poor creature was left with a very badly broken left leg. Her femur was broken into five pieces and, as a result, her left leg appeared much shorter than her right.

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To support Home-Start why not attend their Literary Lunch where Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE

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The second radiograph (X-ray to you and me) was taken after David had completed the surgery. The pin and wire loops can be clearly seen as they hold the cats bone in place.

David undertook the tricky operation to put the cat’s leg back together. He used a pin 01763 22221 down the middle of the bone and the three middle pieces are carefully held in place by

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Join David and the Royston Veterinary Centre Team at Royston Heath Sports Club on 15th July from 2 - 5pm to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Look out for more details over the coming six wire months! loops.

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trimmed to solid material and re-faced with new oak, the rear porch fully restored and the new weatherboarding fitted. During January 2018, our millwrights completed repairs to the roof and fitting an aluminium cover over the weatherboarding.

The year has been a momentous one for the Trust. We began on the lowest possible note with the death of founding member and Chairman, Jim Brearley. Jim had been a driving force for the establishment of the Trust and the early work of surveying for bats and seeking Listed Building Consent. Both were clear by the beginning of the year but sadly, Jim did not see the fruits of his endeavour.

intense practical work on the structure itself. The trestle was anchored with steel straps the day before Storm Doris shook us all and work began in earnest in June with the agreement to employ MillBill Millwrights. David Livingstone and Tony Andrews, new committee members, then repaired the trestle timbers and applied coats of paint. It will be finished with an aluminium protective cover early in 2018.

However, under the new Chair, Hazel Hayden, we have achieved funding that will allow the completion of structural work to make the mill safe and available for public access. Historic England (HE) provided major financial assistance with the aim of removing the building from the Heritage at Risk list. A significant sum was also donated by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). South Cambs Community Chest provided funds for work on the trestle and the Parish Council has been generous in its support for our efforts.

Initial stripping of areas of weatherboarding showed that a multitude of ills had been covered by the 1967 re-boarding. We simply could not nail on the new boards without addressing the rot on the corner posts and the rear porch area. The front, horizontal weather beam that takes the weight of the windshaft and sail assembly was hardly attached and was in danger of falling forwards which would see the sail assembly crash to the ground.

The most wonderful achievement, though, is through the generosity of the villagers and Friends of the Windmill. Our campaign to raise funds for the purchase of Western Cedar weatherboarding has produced over £16,000. This together with terrific contributions from sale of our recipe book, dance classes, music nights and craft fairs, helped us to convince HE that the community was serious about restoring our windmill, leading to their agreement to grant us £15,000. The second half of the year has been one of

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We will remount the sails then address the condition of the tail assembly and the steps leading to the windmill door. Hopefully, we can bring the tail fan back into operation and get the mill to turn into wind automatically. That will be a sight not seen since the 1950s!

In effecting the repair to the weather beam, the sails were removed which allowed stripping of the old paint, repair of the woodwork and application of modern paint protection. Tony Andrews spent a huge amount of time of this job with able assistance from volunteers Chris Bates, Neil Heywood and Robin Dibblee. The millwright also found that the floor had slipped in one rear corner pulling the joints of the uprights away from their seating. The extent of this damage and the work required to rectify it led to HE increasing its grant to £79,000. The year concluded with all structural timbers

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My Local Life David Whte

David is the Clinical Director of the Royston Veterinary Centre. He qualified from Cambridge Vet School and has worked in many aspects of veterinary medicine including Farm Animal practice, Academia, Goverment, Industry and locums in many small animal practices. He had a prize winning herd of Charolais cattle and a flock of sheep for 20 years before coming to Royston! Your business is ten years old this month – you must have some funny stories to tell… I took an emergency call one afternoon and a rather distraught lady said her cat had broken its back and asked if I would see it straight away. Of course, this was a true emergency and she brought it to the surgery in double quick time. She came in with Kitty in a cardboard box; I could hear the cat calling out. I opened the box and there was Kitty, a beautiful young tabby, watching me watching her. She was bright eyed and purring and didn’t look in distress. When I went to stoke Kitty she stood up. Very carefully I gently lifted her out of the box and as I stroked her some more she started crying out... I discreetly explained to this very prim and proper lady that Kitty didn’t have a broken back but that she was in season and she was calling for a mate. What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it? Reading for me is so often work related so reading to relax has to be something quite different. The Flat White Economy by Douglas McWilliams describes how economic

success, centred on East London, has swapped the City’s champagne and supercars lifestyle for bicycles and boho flats and has become the prototype for digital cities around the world including the rest of the UK. What’s your favourite place to eat locally? Eating out is a very social occasion for me and if there’s a gang of us the Rasa Sayang is ideal- good atmosphere and a varied menu suiting all tastes and budgets. When I want to impress my guest I take them to the Fox & Duck at Therfield – a traditional English pub in a traditional location. Ivan and his team are always welcoming and the food is always good – lunchtime or evening. What do you enjoy most about your work? I work within a successful team and seeing the team excel in their work and individuals excel in their careers makes me very proud. Also, meeting owners is a large part of my work and helping them do the very best for their animals is hugely satisfying. What are your plans for holiday this year? This year it’s our tenth year at Royston and organising the celebrations has meant that I’ve put holiday plans on hold. Also, Biscotti, my beloved Labrador, should be having a litter of puppies this summer and that will take a huge amount of time. I have had two very relaxing dog walking holidays in the Scilly Isles and would love go to back there. I have a painting of an Atlantic storm looking out over Shipman Head on Bryer – it is a wonderful spot of tranquillity. What is the best advice you have ever been given? “Do It Now” by my uncle when I was eight years old. It is still good advice today!

Tell us about your perfect Sunday… Rise with the birds, get out for an early morning dog walk before the crowds, home for an exotic breakfast, a day of creative cooking and an evening meal with friends. If you could have a chat with anyone, who would it be? I wonder at Nelson Mandela and all he achieved in the face of such adversity. Where did he find all that kindness and generosity of spirit yet remain resolute in his determination? What’s top on your bucket list? Scuba diving off The Great Barrier Reef. I’ve been diving in many places – all wonderful but never in the Pacific and I’ve heard so much about the GBR. What is your guilty pleasure? This was a tough choice. Is it chocolate (Cadburys Dairy Milk), or is it chocolate, (Terry’s Chocolate Orange) or is it chocolate (Green & Black’s Butterscotch) or failing those three teaspoons of Demerara sugar in my coffee. Royston Veterinary Centre, Newmarket Road, Royston SG8 9GH01763 22221 | 01763 287 180 The Listing Royston April 213 13

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Think Garden, Think Richard Garden Focus... Medium shrub selection Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott This month I am looking at medium sized shrub selection. We often want plants in the garden that will fill a space quickly but it is important to think about the mature size that a shrub will reach before selecting it. Here’s some things to consider when making your selection. Mature size and function. I often choose plants for a purpose. This may be a climber, for an arch such as Rosa ‘Zepherine Drouhin’ as it is almost thornless, perfect for next to a path. It covers an arch well and is very pretty with a good scent. It is no good to select a Hebe if you want to screen the new oil tank. In this situation you could consider Osmanthus x burkwoodii a compact evergreen shrub with small white flowers. It has a strong growing habit with an mature height of three metres. Plant form and texture.If you are a regular reader you’ll know colour is not my main driver for selection. All shrubs have a particular habit of growth, leaf texture and shape. If you are looking for a striking leaf shape and a spreading growth habit then try the evergreen shrub Fatsia Japonica. It’s a little tropical in feel and with large, glossy leaves it stands out in the border. Irish yew Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ has a

striking upright habit that can be used to create vertical interest along an avenue. However, bear in mind it will need training as its finished height can reach ten metres.

Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ which has fragrant pink flowers from late spring to early autumn. Unlike the common Lilac this shrub is more delicate and definitely worth attention! For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch.

Maintenance regime. Often it is easy to forget maintenance when planning a new garden. I like to see definition between shrubs in the border otherwise plants blur into each other. It is worth mentioning that many hedging plants have big mature heights but with pruning and training this can be overcome. Forsythia and Buddleja flower on the new wood and should always be pruned after flowering. Evergreen or deciduous. I like to use a mixture of both shrubs in my mixed plant borders. Lavatera ‘Rosea’ is good value, pink, summer flowering shrub with a long flowering season. Hydrangeas are back in fashion! Why not try the pretty pink Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lilacina’. For evergreens why not a Viburnum ‘Pragense’ for its narrow veined leaves and clusters of white spring flowers. Scent is an important driver too. Why not consider Philadelphus ‘Beauclerk’ this is the next size up from Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ mentioned last month. Another under rated shrub is the small Lilac,


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What’s On... Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30th Mar - Mon 2nd Apr, 10.30am – 4.15pm Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW Wander through the Gardens to see if you can solve the puzzle and collect your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat.

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.

Make Lunch

Tue 3rd Apr, 12- 1.30pm Old Bull Inn 56 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 dates.

Alice in Wonderland

Wed 4th Apr, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Designed for 4-10 year olds, all welcome. Interactive storytelling and trail around the Museum. For more information contact:

Beatrix Potter Adventure for Accompanied Children

Children’s Easter Chocolate Trail

Sat 31st Mar, 10am – 12.30pm Royston Town Centre Find the 12 Chocolate Rabbits hidden in shop windows around Royston.

Wed 4th Apr, 10.30am – 12pm Wandlebury Country Park Stapleford, CB22 3AE For Accompanied Children. In this creative adventure holiday workshop, children will meet Miss Potter and her friends for a wonderful outdoor adventure while using play, drama and craft to explore the environment.

Easter Activity Morning

Wednesday Walk

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.

Royston Photographic Society

Wed, Thurs and Sat, 10am – 5pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL Our annual showcase of over 60 images from these very talented local amateur and professional photographers. Royston Photographic Society are this year celebrating 30 years of their Society.

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.

Royston Cave Opening

Sat 31st Mar, 1- 4pm Royston Cave Katherine’s Yard, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ 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.

Special Groove

Sat 31st Mar, 8- 10pm The Dolphin, 105 High Street. Meldreth Our first gig at this great pub. Come along and make it a night to remember! Bring your best moves Groovers!

Easter Sunday Services

Sun 1st Apr, 10am – 11am Royston Methodist Church Queens Rd, SG8 7AU

Easter Sunday Baptism service

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

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Every Wed, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW Join us for a different walk each week, showing off some of the best views, woodland paths and secret seats in and around Wimpole’s parkland. For more information visit: uk/wimpole

Make Lunch

Thu 5th Apr, 12- 1.30pm Old Bull Inn, 56 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 dates. For more information visit: www.facebook. com/makelunchroyston/

The Clarkson’s of Wisbech & Abolition of Slavery Thu 5th Apr, 8- 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, SG8 7DA Dr Maureen James will give an illustrated talk. For more information contact David Allard: 01763 242677.

Wild Bedtime Stories

Fri 6th Apr, 5- 6.30pm Wandlebury Country Park Stapleford, CB22 3AE This event is especially for the little ones to come and enjoy some bedtime stories in a beautiful outdoor setting. Wear your pyjamas, dressing gowns, onesies (and probably wellies!); bring your favourite teddy if you wish.

Crafty Kids: Victorians

Sat 7th Apr, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL Themed craft activities, based on the museum’s collections.

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Wed 4th Apr, 1.30- 3pm Wandlebury Country Park Stapleford, CB22 3AE This creative adventure holiday workshop encourages children to explore through play the idea that Wandlebury was once home to giants! Every Wed, 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:

Imagine a World of Adventure Thu 5th Apr, 9am – 5pm Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, CB22 3AE This day of unaccompanied adventure for children uses inspiration from the environment around us to imagine new worlds, map them, create miniature versions of them and develop sitespecific stories.

Family Felt Making

Thu 5th Apr, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL Family friendly beginner’s workshop led by Abigail Thomas of Felt Meets Cloth. You will learn about the ancient craft of felting from wool fibres in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

Wildlife Trust Trumpington Meadows Eggstravaganza Thu 5th Apr, 10.30am – 3pm Trumpington Meadows Special wildlife Easter Egg hunt with a twist – drop in event, £3 per person. Contact TrumpingtonMeadows@ or call 01223 665742

Sat 7th Apr, 12.30-4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston Browse through quality second hand and new baby and childrens clothes from designer to high street.

Sat 7th Apr, 7.30- 9.30pm West Road Concert Hall 11 West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DP Cambridgeshire Choral Society are performing Dvorak’s Mass in D Major & Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. Tickets:- Adults £15. Students £2 from Sue Allin 01223 262990, or or on the door.

Teatime Praise

Sun 8th Apr, 3.30- 5pm St John the Bapist Church Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BP

The Wildlife Trust’s Hidden World Beneath our Feet Mon 9th Apr, 10am – 2pm High Street, Little Paxton PE19 6ET Fun with soil and worms! Drop in fun discovered what goes on beneath our feet – learn heaps about both soil and worms . . . £4 per child. Contact Debbie Mackenzie 01480 473161 or email debbie.

Make Lunch

Mon 9th & Fri 13th Apr, 12- 1.30pm Old Bull Inn, 56 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 dates. For more information visit: www.facebook. com/makelunchroyston/

Hertfordshire Litfest – Favourite Toys

Mon 9th Apr, 2- 3.30pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Children, with grandparent or parent, explore some old toys and create a comic strip. Book online, at your local library or by phone 01707 281533

Fused Glass – Coral Bowl with Jane Ducarreaux

Wed 11th Apr, 10am – 1pm Letchworth Settlement, Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB Coral bowls are a favourite with students. The basic coral bowls are a simple strip construction. During this class you will be taught basic cutting and layout skills. No previous experience is required. The course fee of £35 includes all materials.

Crafty Wednesday

Wed 11th Apr, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL Designed for 4-10 year olds, all welcome. Themed craft activities, based on the museum’s collections.

Wednesday Walk

Wed 11th Apr, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW Join us for a different walk each week, showing off some of the best views, woodland paths and secret seats in and around Wimpole’s parkland.

Lawn Bowls

Thu 12th, 19th & 26th Apr, 6- 7.30pm Barton Bowls Club 3 free sessions for everyone, aged 11 and over. Equipment provided (please wear trainers).

Home-Start Royston & South Cambs

Thu 12th Apr, 7.30- 9pm Royston Methodist Church Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Sarah Mascall will bring you up to date on all the news regarding your local Home-Start scheme – and especially how we are trying to continue supporting local families whilst continually fundraising to raise £140,000 again this year.

Art Upstairs at The Plough

Fri 13th Apr, 7.30- 9.30pm 12 High Street, Shepreth, SG8 6PP The Long House Group · 23rd February to 6th April 2018 Seven Painters and a Potter.....we look forward to welcoming you to this shared exhibition.

Sing and Play

Sat 14th Apr, 10.30am – 11.30a Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Join in with our singing and drumming session led by Linda Bance of Play Music Play. For more information contact:

Melbourn URC Spring Concert

Sat 14th Apr, 7- 8.30pm Melbourn URC, Chapel Ln, Melbourn SG8 6BP A varied programme of classical and light music from The Boniface Consort followed by a hot supper. Tickets £20 from 01763 262346 or 01763 246458

Royston Lions Quiz Night

Sat 14th Apr, 7.45- 10.15pm Market Hills Room Fish Hill, Royston SG8 with licensed bar.

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Leisure Family Friendly Events Monday Club

Mon 16th Apr, 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.

Spring Sale

Tue 17th Apr, 10.30am – 3pm Cottered Village Hall Buntingford SG9 9QW Spring Sale in support of British Red Cross. £3.50 including cuppa & biscuit. 11 stalls selling quality goods such as Ladies fashions and accessories Prebook online for £3

Comedy Night

Tues 17th Apr, 8pm 12 High Street, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Free Entry, Contributions Welcome

Introduction to Running

Thu 19th Apr, 9.30am – 11.30am Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW Join our qualified leaders in Running Fitness, in the beautiful setting of Wimpole to gradually build your fitness and confidence in running. The group will meet every Thursday morning for approximately one hour. New members are always welcome and there’s no booking required.

Lawn Bowls

Thu 19th Apr, 6- 7.30pm Barton Bowls Club 3 free sessions for everyone, aged 11 and over. Equipment provided (please wear trainers).

Toddler Music & Dance

Fri 20th Apr, 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@

Adult Movement Class

Fri 20th Apr, 11.45am – 12.30pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a dance and movement workshop for the over 50s. These fun, creative dance sessions are suitable for anyone with an interest in movement – all abilities are welcome and no previous experience necessary. Meet new people and keep fit and healthy. Suggested donation £3 per person. Booking in advance essential. Contact:

MADS Fundraising Cruiseship Variety Show

Fri 20th Apr, 7.30- 10pm Meldreth Village Hall, Elin Way, SG8 6LX £20 per person – includes canapés & 2 bottles of wine per table of 6. Proceeds donated to MindEd Trust. Tickets available from Melbourn Hub or by calling 07513 457845

Ashwell Bazaar

Sat 21st Apr, 10am – 12pm Ashwell United Reformed Church High Street, Ashwell, Baldock SG7 5NL All proceeds will go to CRISIS; the homeless charity

Foxton Bowls Club

Sat 21st Apr, 10am – 12pm Sun 22nd Apr, 2.30-4.30pm Hardman Rd, CB22 6RP Foxton Bowls Club is looking for new players everyone is welcome to come along to meet some players and have a go. .Call Mike on 01223 872984 or 07802 665700

Health Action Day

Sat 21st Apr, 10am-2pm Royston Leisure Centre,Woodcock Road, SG8 7XT Do you want to improve your health and fitness? Come along to Health Action Day where a team of experts are on hand to help the whole family.

Watercolour Workshop with Ian McManus Sat 21st Apr, 10am – 4pm Hinxworth Village Hall, 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: phone 01763 261808 or email frogend@gmail. com for further details.

Lambing Time

Sat 21st Apr, 10.30am – 5pm Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW Celebrate the arrival of spring as newborn lambs frolic in the fields. Meet our rare breed ewes and lambs and if you’re lucky you may see a live birth. Learn more about lambing from our farm staff.

SKAM & Hollowstar & Dirty Little Rebel

Sat 21st Apr, 7- 10.30pm Eternit Sports and Social Club Whaddon Rd, Meldreth SG8 5RL SKAM & Hollowstar & Dirty Little Rebel. 38 Years Of Melbourn Rock.

MADS Fundraising Cruiseship Variety Show

Sat 21st Apr, 7.30- 10pm Meldreth Village Hall Elin Way, SG8 6LX £20 per person – includes canapés & 2 bottles of wine per table of 6. Proceeds donated to MindEd Trust. Tickets available from Melbourn Hub or by calling 07513 457845

Addenbrookes Make A Will Week

Mon 23rd - 27th Apr Making or updating your will can seem like a big challenge. However, it can be a lot more affordable and straightforward than you may think. makeawill.

Pub Quiz

Tues 24th Apr, 8pm 12 High Street, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Six rounds with Tom Canning. £1 per person.

Iron Age Walk

Wed 25th Apr, 10.30am – 12pm Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, CB22 3AE All are welcome on this gentle wardenlead guided walk around Wandlebury to discover some of the history of the remains of the circular Iron Age hillfort – steeped in myth and legend and one of Britain’s scheduled ancient monuments.

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Friends Book Sale

That’s Life, with Bob Hayzen and Jancis Harvey.

Jumble Sale

Wed 25th Apr, 7- 9pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT A talk by Richard Pople. What’s in Your Garden. All welcome. For more information contact 01763 244424.

Thu 26th Apr, 7.30- 9pm Royston Methodist Church Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Bob Hayzen will be introducing an evening of music, poetry and anecdotes featuring family and friends and our special guest will be Jancis Harvey. The evening is free but donations in aid of Home- Start will be welcome.

Friday Fizz

Fri 27th Apr, 5.30- 7.30pm The Old Bull Inn 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Join us for an informal catch up after work! Venues change each month, check below as to where we’ll be. Contact Sharon for more information: sharon@

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 27th Apr, 7- 10pm Old Bull Inn 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring .. The Papa George Band with support from Akos Hasnoza. For more information visit:

Women’s Roles & Achievements in Aviation

Fri 27th Apr, 7.20pm Market Hill Rooms Fish Hill Royston With David Taylor. Entry £3 and refreshments included. Enquiries: 01799 523776

This England- Steeple Morden Players

Fri 27th & Sat 28th Apr, 7.45pm Steeple Morden Village Hall A sociable celebration of our green and pleasant land in words and music – sentimental, stirring and sublimely silly Licensed bar. Tickets £5 from Steeple Morden Post Office. Contact Gina Ferrari: 01763 852971

St Christopher School Open Day

Sat 28th Apr, 9am – 11.30am St Christopher School Barrington Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3JZ Excellent independent education for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. For more information visit:

Arthur Rank Hospice Open Day

Sat 28th Apr, 10am – 3pm Arthur Rank Hospice Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, CB22 3FB Visit the Hospice’s now home at Shelford Bottom and experience the homely welcome of the Bistro. A wonderful opportunity to join a tour of the state-ofthe-art building and fully appreciate the difference your fundraising efforts have made to patients on an everyday basis. You must register your attendance before the event at or alternatively call Alison on 01223 675888

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Sat 28th Apr, 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. Sat 28th Apr, 11.30am – 2pm Litlington Village Hall Please remember to bring your unwanted items and come and buy other treasures!

Royston Town Band Spring Concert

Sat 28th Apr, 7pm St John the Baptist Church Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BP

Cracked Voice Classical Concert

Sat 28th Apr, 7.30- 9.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU The professional premiere of Meridian School’s Cracked Objects (alongside a performance of Graham Palmer & Jenni Pinnock’s Cracked Voices, giving voice to forgotten local characters and folklore. For more information visit:

Country and Western Dance to “Roots and Wings”

Sat 28th Apr, 8- 10.30pm Orwell Village Hall 32-66 High St, Orwell, BYO drinks. Bring and Share Food. Contact: 01223 207437

Twisting the Night Away

Sun 29th Apr, 7- 10.30pm The Broadway Theatre Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DD The Powerhouse vocals of Si Cranstoun & his band’s blend of Doo Wop, Rock n Roll & the early sounds of Soul! For more information visit:

Toddler Music & Dance

Mon 30th Apr, 10.30am – 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@

Adult Movement Class

Mon 30th Apr, 11.45am – 12.30pmRoyston Museum 5 Lower King St, Royston SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a dance and movement workshop for the over 50s. These fun, creative dance sessions are suitable for anyone with an interest in movement – all abilities are welcome and no previous experience necessary. Meet new people and keep fit and healthy. Suggested donation £3 per person. Booking in advance essential.

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A Little Further Afield Broadway, letchworth Broadway Cinema & Theatre in Letchworth celebrates a year of change and success. In February 2017, following a major refurbishment project, Letchworth Garden City’s beloved Broadway Cinema re-opened as Broadway Cinema & Theatre, a new 2-in-1 arts venue for North Hertfordshire. In the months since, the professional stage has seen a huge range of acts, from national treasures like Gyles Brandreth, Ruby Wax and Dawn French to powerful and inspiring dramas, live music and charming family shows.

80 years of film

Broadway Cinema opened on 26th August 1936 to a packed screening of Follow the Fleet starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. The beautiful Art Deco building quickly became a popular venue for occasional rallies, speeches and live music from the likes of Acker Bilk and Marti Wilde.

More recently Broadway Cinema featured on the big screen itself! Director Edgar Wright chose Letchworth for the filming location for The World’s End (starring Simon Pegg) and the Cinema featured as one of the pubs on an ill-fated pub crawl, along with several other town centre locations.

Bringing top quality theatre to the region

Broadway is run and funded by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, the custodian of the world’s first Garden City. In 2016, the Foundation decided to invest in the town’s cultural offer, developing Broadway into a 2-in-1 Cinema & Theatre and also converting the Letchworth Arts Centre into Broadway Gallery. Major refurbishment works in 2016 saw the installation of a stage, backstage rooms and lighting rig, as well as sound proofing panels, air conditioning and other logistical capabilities. A new cinema screen was installed that can be raised in just five minutes to reveal the stage behind. Alongside its film repertoire, the venue has now welcomed 60 professional theatre companies since opening, performing a diverse range of genres, for a diverse range of audiences!

Coming up soon

The Theatre’s first birthday season has been a great success, with most shows selling out and audiences coming from all over Hertfordshire. In the next few weeks the legendary Pam Ayres and Rich Hall will be coming to Broadway, as well as the Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled performers who challenge notions of art and ability, and local celebrity James Mayhew.

Si Cranstoun Letchworth is also looking forward to a dynamic show “Twisting the Night Away” with Si Cranstoun and his band. Presented by Melbourn-based music promoter Terry Dash Music, the evening promises to take the theatre back to the days of Doo Wop, Rock’n’Roll and the early sounds of Soul!

Just 20 minutes from Royston by road and around the same by train, Broadway Cinema & Theatreis well worth a visit! Twisting the Night Away with Si Cranstoun and his Band, Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth, Sunday 29th April, 7pm For full details of shows and films visit: BOX OFFICE 0162 681088

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April Screenings at the Royston Picture Palace

Medieval Fete

Fri 6th April at 7.30pm

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Finding Your Feet


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Sat 21st April at 7.30pm

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Fri 27th April at 7.30pm

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3rd hansons charity golf day Such amazing support means we already have a full house and people on the waiting list for our 3rd Charity Golf Day! However, we are still really keen for local businesses to support the event with auction donations and hole sponsorship so please help us raise funds for Addenbrokes Childrens Services.

Contact Tom on: info@ hansonservices. to get involved and be part of the day. Hanson’s Charity Golf Day Royston Golf Club Friday 13th July

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a remarkable little town. It’s impossible not to notice the fantastic ancient buildings, Can you envisage monks from and the plaques around the Priory walking the town the town remind us of the again? Would you like to see previous incarnations of some some medieval sword fighting? of these impressive houses. Would you even welcome And then there is the Cave! some Templar Knights? Come along and let me know what you think - Sarah Dingley I’m looking for imaginative people, passionate about Medieval Fete Meeting Royston’s vibrant historical heritage to join me in creating Room 11 of the Town Council offices a memorable event in the Wednesday 18th April 10.30am summer of 2019. Royston is

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Royston Bridge Club Come and play Bridge! It’s fun, social, and mentally stimulating.

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Lemon and Orange chiffon cake Hello my fellow foodies...

This month I would like to share with you a citrus cake with a feather light sponge and fabulously zingy icing! The perfect antidote to this grey weather we have been having. For the cake you will need: 360g self raising flour 280g caster sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 150ml of vegetable oil 5 eggs, from happy free running hens, carefully separated into yolks and whites 150ml orange juice 3 tbsp finely grated lemon & orange zest 1/2 tsp cream of tartar For the icing you will need 250g butter at room temperature 4 tbsp of finely grated lemon & orange zest 3 tbsp lemon juice 4 tbsp orange juice 500g icing sugar Pre heat your oven to 180°C and grease and flour 2 x 9” non stick, loose bottomed cake tins.

pop the tins into the oven for 20 minutes until the cake is golden brown and fully risen. Starting with the sponge, into Some people like to test with your trusted mixer, pop your flour, caster sugar and baking a skewer, others prefer to gently touch for a springy powder. Make a well in the texture. Whichever method you centre and into this pour the choose, when you are happy vegetable oil, egg yolks, zest and the orange juice. Beat for the cake is cooked leave it to cool for 10 minutes in the tins a good 4-5 minutes to ensure before turning them out onto a lump free mixture. In a separate and clean bowl (any a cooling rack for a further 20 mins. While the sponges are trace of grease will make the next step impossible) whip up cooling let’s get on with the the egg whites, cream of tartar icing. and a pinch of caster sugar you have peaks that stand by Now, I must admit to being slightly horrified at the quantity themselves as you pull the of butter and sugar, but a 9” beaters from the bowl. cake is a big beastie and this Now, we are going to combine amount of icing is enough for the two mixtures. So, with soft topping, filling and the sides. Into your mixing bowl pop the and gentle thoughts in mind, butter and zest and give it a take a tablespoon of the egg good beating to soften the white mixture and delicately fold it into the cake batter, once butter and release the oils from the zest. Now add the icing this has been incorporated it will loosen the mixture to make sugar bit by bit and carefully combine the lemon and orange it easier to add the rest of the juice and gradually drip this egg whites. Do this in 2 or 3 into the mixer. Keep a close goes and keep to minimum eye on the consistency as stirring. Over stirring or being you add the juice the icing too rough will knock out the will loosen up but “over do” air. Equally divide the mixture the juice and you will have a between the cake tins and curdled icing. (If this happens

it may be rescued by adding more icing sugar but then you need to “tweak” the flavours too.) Once you have the icing as you like it, simply spread in the centre and all around the cake. You may need to allow the cake to cool to firm up again before serving. Now for a small confession...I had originally planned to decorate the finished cake with some spring flowers, however when I searched the garden the “Beast from the East” had chosen to thwart my plan by landing six inches of snow, making it Mission Impossible! Perhaps my mission will be more successful next time.. should I choose to accept it?! Until next time my fellow foodies....

Tallulah Le Fey x

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ROYSTON OUTDOOR ACTIVE PARKS IS BACK! From April to September we are providing you with all your favourite classes and we’ve got some exciting new ones too! We know finding the time and money to exercise can be hard work sometimes, so we’re bringing the classes to a park near you! Join one of our affordable, fun-filled and friendly classes today. There is no need to book, just turn up and have fun. All classes will be outside and run by experienced qualified instructors. For more information please email, call 01462 474838 or visit

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Touch of Glamour Touch of Glamour beauty salon in Buntingford is celebrating its15th birthday. Emma, owner & therapist, heads up a team of seven. The salon offers a full range of beauty treatments from nails, waxing, massage & eyelash enhancements to facials.

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Charity Marathons & More They’ve got their trainers on for Khandel light! This year Khandel light has six runners in the London Marathon and one rider in the London to Paris 24hr Sportive. They’re training already, working hard on their fitness and all they need us to do in return is sponsor them! Our athletes young and older are simply determined to support Khandel light. So we are asking you to help our runners and riders – through Khandel light - by sponsoring them. You can follow the links below to donate, or if you prefer just TEXT KLJG40 £ (add your amount here in numbers) to 70070. Thank you for your support.

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GOSH - Sharon’s running again! This year Sharon from our Listing team is running the Southampton Marathon on Sunday 22nd April. “Last year I completed my first marathon in London and was inspired to run another one but this time not only a different marathon but for Gt Ormond St Hospital to raise awareness for the amazing work that the hospital does. GOSH is a charity very close to my heart and I have been part of #TeamCerysD for 8 years now. So far we have raised over £29,200

Royston Travel Agent Is Fundraising For Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust Premier Travel’s Carrie Taylor is running in aid of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). Premier Travel is supporting Carrie’s fundraising by sponsoring her, giving her a day off the day after the race, and paying for a pamper session.

for the hospital and we’d really like to break the £30,000 this year. With the help and support of Royston Runners I am determined to not only break the £30k but to finish Southampton with a smile and in one piece! To read more about our story and if you would like to make a donation please visit; sharonwindebank-cerysd “I’ve used the services of Addenbrooke’s and had all my children at the Rosie, so I really wanted to give something back,” she said. off “Premier Travel have been incredibly supportive, giving me time to train and sponsoring me – I’m especially looking forward to the pamper session on Premier.” People can pop into Premier Travel in Royston, on 29 High Street, to donate to Carrie’s fundraising collection, or visit https://

Running & Cycling for Paula Gary Noble says “In May last year I lost my wife Paula suddenly to Sepsis. This year my family and friends are undertaking various challenges to help me raise awareness and money for The UK Sepsis Trust. My main focus is to cycle in the Gran Fondo 80 mile bike race of Cambridgeshire in June. I would greatly appreciate any donation you can make. Please see the giving link TeamPaulaSepsisTrust for more information. I thank you in advance for your donation in helping me raise awareness.” Beccy Ranoble is running the London Marathon and the Great North Run in memory of her mother Paula Noble. In May 2017 her world was turned upside down when her usually

Heather is determined Heather Howard says “I only began running last year in May 2017

but having watched my sister running the marathon last year, I decided to give it a go! Why Mind? I had my son Samuel nearly 11 years ago now but a suffered from very bad post natal depression, so mental health is subject I hold very close to my heart.

healthy mother aged just 57 passed away from sepsis within 24 hours of being admitted to hospital. So far, Beccy has hit her target for the London marathon with £1800 for the British Lung Foundation. Now all her fundraising efforts for the Marathon and Great north run will be donated to The UK Sepsis Trust. She admits she is far from a natural runner and once declared there was no such thing as a ‘fun run’! However, her motivation was triggered by the hardest event she has ever had to deal with and now runs with the mantra that she is ‘fuelled by an angel’. fundraising/rebecca-ranoble With the support of my amazing running club, Royston Runners and a tough training regime, I am determined to cross that finishing line! If you’d like to support me, my fundraising page is: HeatherHoward2”

Bassingbourn Half Marathon Back for a 5th time - will you be on start line on 1st July? Early bird might be over but the Bassingbourn Brainstrust Half Marathon is still great value for money. Nearly 200 runners already booked in! Same great race venue, same fast, flat course and hopefully many familiar runners returning! As always, the event will support the official race charity, Brainstrust, a brain cancer charity! Ashley Hawkins – 07971 507580

Psst... Save the date for Royston in Blue...

Summer is approaching fast meaning Royston in Blue is coming soon. Run 5k in Aid of Teenage Cancer Trust Royston In Blue, Royston Heath, Sunday 24th June

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Did you know that 1 in 4 people are inactive and 1 in 3 children are obese in the UK? Do you want to improve your health and fitness? Do you need help and support? Come along to Health Action Day where a team of experts are on hand to help the whole family.

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Try a fitness session, go for a swim, visit the gym, have a free body composition scan and see what you are made of, if you are at risk of developing chronic health problems and even how well you are aging!

Get expert advice from our stall holders including: Healthwise, Crossroads carers, Fibromyalgia Support Group, Garden House Hospice, Spectrum drug and alcohol support, North Herts District Council and enjoy free mini reflexology treatments.

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Fourways 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.

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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

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&ORALLYOURLOCALSTORAGESOLUTIONS 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.

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

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Showcasing and celebrating some of the finest businesses in royston and surrounding areas.

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Join us for an evening of networking and celebration with a spectacular drinks reception, 3 course dinner and raffle to raise money for a local charity.

Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Estate Planning

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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

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Make a will week will-writers have kindly agreed to waive their usual fees and write or update a simple will, in return for you making a donation to change patients’ lives at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust’s annual Make a Will Week takes place this year from 23rd to 27th April. A group of local solicitors and

Make a Will Week, Mon 23rd - Fri 27th April For details call 01223 2581 uk/makeawill



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 *Freehold Registered Properties Only

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With all this talk about running and marathons, my mind started to think about chocolate! When I was a kid, there was a bar called Marathon – which is now what we know as Snickers. Why it was renamed is a bit of a mystery – apart from the fact that its owners, Mars, wanted to bring the UK in line with the rest of the world – where it had been called Snickers since the 1930s! I had no idea it was that old, so I did a bit of research and found that Snickers is actually the bestselling chocolate bar of all time

with global sales of £1 billion a year! And I also found out that ‘Snickers’ was the name of the company owner’s favourite horse! If my memory serves me well, one of Marathon’s old slogans was, “Marathon keeps you going, going, going, with peanut power!” This made me wonder – just how far would the energy in a current Snickers bar last a runner? Not surprisingly, this depends on several factors, but the current wisdom suggests that it would fuel you for between two and three miles of running. Which means that, if my maths is right, you’d need 10 bars just to replace the energy used running a marathon – makes you realise just how hard our amazing fundraisers will be working as they pound the pavements. In my opinion, anyone who takes on the marathon has certainly ‘got some nuts’, as Snickers’ advertising so eloquently puts it! Good luck to all our local runners, you’re amazing.

Grant Funding for Businesses

Make a will and help transform patient care. Making or updating your will can seem like a big challenge. However, it can be a lot more affordable and straightforward than you may think.

The Walkers

I don’t mind a bit of running myself, but 26 miles is way too far for me. I can sweat my way round a 10k course in under an hour – but that’s only a quarter of a marathon! How people manage to do a full one, I’ll never know!

Small and medium businesses in the wider Royston area can access Grant Funding and Free Energy Efficiency reviews, thanks to ERDF funding. The BEE (Business Energy Efficiency) programme has a limited pot of money to give away to eligible businesses who are looking to make capital investments on energy efficient projects this year. Previous applicants have invested in new windows, heating systems and LED lighting, with up to £20,000 of their expenditure covered by the grant.

Funding is limited, so businesses are urged to register their interest now at Alternatively, call 01733 88259 or email info@beecp.

PSSST... QUIZ! Creative Royston are hosting an Arts Quiz. Cost is £5 per head and teams are up to six people. There will be a licensed bar and nibbles will be provided. Rounds will cover a wide variety of arts general

knowledge. Everyone welcome!

Arts Quiz, Old Bull Inn, Saturday 5th May, 2018, 7pm

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


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


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


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


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DIGITAL TV • FM your local digital specialist call now for a free quote and advice

For a friendly reliable service call Henry Burgess on 01223 208441 Mobile 07831 774757 | 01763 287

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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


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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

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Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden Call Dave 07944 912198

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


LMJ Plumbing & Heating




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Coving & Plastering


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Royston WI AM heard a very informative talk from David Wherrell entitled ‘Another Plebs Guide to Classical Music’. He told us how his interest began with the music his parents played. At the age of five he would play his parents records on the family radiogram. By five his parents gave David his own record player. We learnt about the music that was played from

his early school days through to when he was a family man. We listened to several extracts including Sibelius - Karelia Suite, Benjamin Britten: A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Glasgow Orpheus Choir: Psalm 23, Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Victor Borge. WI AM meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Market Hill Rooms, Royston. Pat Morritt 01763 661627

and famous passengers. Andrew Sankey entertained us with his ‘Six Favourite Gardens’ from Cornwall, Wales.

We are a thriving club Richard Mellor recalled ‘The enjoying speaker meetings, Majestic Age of the Ocean events and more. New Liner’, with the 120 year history members are welcome and of the Union Castle Line. we meet in the Town Hall Ron Barker gave an amusing on Monday 8-10pm. Please contact Wendy Pearce, tel no: insight into being a London taxi driver, humorous incidents 01763 231381

Rotary Round-Up Rotary will be organising the popular Historic Vehicle Show again at the May Day Fayre on 7th May. If you have an historic vehicle of any sort to show please bring it along. The monthly Rotary Walk is on Sunday 8th April. We start at The Anchor in Little Paxton and have a walk around Paxton Pits then then back to the Anchor for lunch.

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Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials


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Bridgefoot Barn Beauty


Knight Bookkeeping Services


Gary Smith


Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning


Melbourn Business Association


Beauty Therapist

Bookkeeping Services

Building & Maintenance

Business & Domestic Cleaning


Davey’s Butchers Knibbs Meatsafe

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Applegate Van Hire Ltd


P W H Installations


Richmonds Coaches


Linda Turner Interiors New Dawn Blinds

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Car & Van Rental

Carpentry & Joinery

Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays

Curtains Blinds & Soft Furnishings Decorating Services

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Alliance Dental Care Ltd Royston Dental Suite

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Sensible Paws


Dog Walking & Pet Sitting In May our Twinned Club from France visits Royston – we meet every year, here or there. After much merriment, entertainment and eating, the highlight is the yearly ‘Ashes’ sporting contest to decide who hosts the next venue. Oddly, the away team always seem to win!

Education Services

BuildTrain Comberton Village College Melbourn Village College Urchins Holiday Club


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

Estate Agents

Abode Town & Country

Fabric Repairs & Alternations Jenny’s Repairs and Alterations

Farm Shops

Bury Lane Farm Shop


Bowls Clubs

Interested in starting Bowls? We have many local clubs around that are searching for new members. Foxton Bowls Club are holding for anyone aged 11 or over. two open day events where everyone is welcome to meet Equipment provided (please some players and have a go. wear trainers). Foxton Recreation Ground, Saturday 21st April from 10am & Sunday 22nd April from 2.30pm Contact Mike: 01223 872984 Barton Bowls Club are also offering three free sessions

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Barton Bowls Club Thurs 12th, 19th & 26th April 6pm. Contact Margaret:


Jane Harvey Artist Make & Create Jewellery

Business Networking

Roysia womens Club Fiona Lucraft spoke about ‘Food and Dining in the 20th Century’, from the Victorians to the 1960’s when we were influenced by foreign food.

Accounting Services

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

Garden Centre

Arrington Garden Centre

Gardening Services

Fishtree Garden Maintenance Services Furnival Garden Services Gary Smith Leaf & Lawn

Hair & Beauty Salon

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Handylamb Handyman Dave Knight

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Health Therapists

Home Maintenance Jewellers

H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers


Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

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Trademark Kitchens

Landscaping Services John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd

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The Walkers Partnership


Hanson Golf Day Royston Business Awards

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IFiXiT Repairs


Four Point Auto Care Ltd


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Marketing & Advertising Services Mobile Phone Services Motor Services

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J Oliver Radley Opticians


DGN Plastering



Plumbing & Heating Services

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Pottery Painting Studio Glazed Creations


Public House

The Belle Freehouse


Healthcare Fieldwork


Royston Self Storage


Recruitment Self Storage

Stonemasons Ivett and Reed

Tree Services


Shire Trees Limited


Venue Hire

Royal British Legion Royston Town Football Club

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Royston Veterinary Centre


Wills By David Isherwood


Trulight Windows


The Old Courthouse


Veterinary Practices

Will Writing Services

Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services Wine Bar

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Home, Garden & Property Maintenance Services

Gas Heating and Plumbing Services Ltd

No job to small. Free advice. Competitive estimates.

Gas Safe registered for all gas & lpg plumbing & heating works

Royston and the surrounding villages covered

Worcester Bosch accredited installers offering extended guarantees on new Worcester Bosch boilers installed ADDING WARMTH Boilers & Central Systems installed, serviced and repaired & VALUE TO YOUR HOME No call out charges. Free quotations

Call Gary Smith (Formerly of Arrington Nurseries) 07969 880108 or 01223 208358

A fireplace is at the very heart of a room. It radiates a warmth, comfort and style that is unparalleled and creates an inviting and homely ambience.

References available. 30 years experience

At Ivett & Reed we specialise in creating the kind of distinctive fireplaces which add style, warmth and value to your home.


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

We have an extensive range of fireplaces designed to suit any room and style – from the most contemporay to the most traditional. All our fireplaces are custom made by our highly skilled craftsmen using only the finest quality materials sourced from all over the world. Take a look at our extensive showroom or our comprehensive website to see � our wide range of fireplaces and associated fixtures and fittings.




615 NEWMARKET RD, CAMBRIDGE CB5 8PA Tel: 01223 213500 • Professional Arborists • Seasoned Firewood for sale • Forestry services • Stump grinding • Hedge Maintenance • Fully insured/Qualified • All aspects of tree work

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“Phone New Installations Graham for Extensions advice & quotation Part or Full Rewires on all your electrical Fuseboard Upgrades requirements” Interior & Exterior Lighting Wiring of Heating Systems and controls

Applegate Van Hire Ltd, Royston

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Electrical Installation & Repair


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.

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