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RICHMOND’S COACHES Day Trips & Special Events DAY TRIPS FROM ROYSTON 7 May Chatham Dockyard 7 May Sweeps Festival, Rochester 12 May Canterbury 13 May Malvern Spring Festival 13 May York 15 May Stody Lodge Gardens & Cream Tea 19 May Le Touquet, France via Eurotunnel 20 May Cromer (Crab Festival) 26 May Chelsea Flower Show 27 May Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre 28 May Southwold 29 May Kensington Shopping or Museums 30 May Kew Gardens & Palace 31 May Hunstanton 1 Jun Colchester Zoo 6 Jun Milton Keynes Shopping 7 Jun Whitstable 9 Jun Sheringham 12 Jun Postal Museum Including Lunch 14 Jun BBC Gardeners World/ Good Food Show 15 Jun Norwich 17 Jun Great Yarmouth Air Show 23 Jun Blenheim Palace & Flower Show 24 Jun Southwold 1 Jul Brighton 5/6/7 Jul Hampton Court Flower Show 8 Jul Broadstairs 10 Jul Whitstable

ADULT £37.50 £22.00 £26.00 £48.00 £32.00 £32.00 £52.00 £17.50 £85.00 £18.50 £17.50 £23.00 £35.00 £17.50 £39.00 £19.00 £17.50 £17.50 £47.00 £42.50 £19.50 £17.50 £32.00 £17.50 £19.50 £48.00 £17.50 £17.50

Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 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 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 30 Aug Witness for the Prosecution – Matinee £67.50 13 Sep The King & I – Matinee £72.00 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 £65.00/Senior £57.50 7 Nov Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Matinee £65.00 8 Nov Company – Matinee £75.00 25 Nov Classical Spectacular – RAH – inc. Lunch £89.00 6 Dec Wicksteed Park Christmas Show – Matinee £48.00 8 Dec Thursford – Matinee Including Lunch £77.00 8 Dec Thursford – Evening Including Dinner £79.00 18 Dec Thursford Christmas Spectacular - Matinee £55.00 10 Jan Swan Lake – London Coliseum – Matinee £74.00

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This month will see Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor – let’s Monday hope for a beautiful Spring day for the couple and for all the parties and 14th May celebrations that will be held to mark the occasion. If you haven’t received your invitation don’t worry, there are plenty of events to enjoy this month. As usual, there is something for everyone with fairs, markets, exhibitions, talks and more.

On our to do list this month are a visit to Sandy to the The Lodge RSPB Nature Reserve and Gardens – read about it in our “A Little Further Afield” article - and to enter Royston in Blue. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 24th June and as usual it raises much needed funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. For more information visit Will you be joining in? It’s a lovely event and for a great cause.

Your Listing Team

Cath Director

Sharon Advertising

Kate Editor & Designer

In this issue

Ellie Publishing Assistant


Out & About


A Little Further Afield

My Local Life


Think Garden, Think Richard


What’s On

16 - 17

From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Spotlight On...


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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Out & About ASHWELL IN MAY Ashwell Music Festival

performing his compositions is an important reason for the group’s popularity.

The 65th Ashwell Music Festival held at St. Mary’s Church in Ashwell promises to be as entertaining as ever, with a range of musical genres to suit all ages and tastes! The festival begins on Friday, 11th May with a FREE event suitable for children aged 3+. Widdershins Puppet Theatre will entertain us with ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails’ – a show packed with fun, laughter, some gorgeous puppets and a soundtrack that will stick in your head long after you have left St. Mary’s Church! On Saturday 12th May, by popular request, the tribute act is back. Mission Blue have established themselves as one of the UK’s top Motown tribute bands. A superb vocal group with stunning dance routines featuring classic soul songs of Motown, the 70s, 80s, 90s, through to the present day. This is a highly professional show guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles. The Young Musicians’ Concert follows on Thursday 17th May, showcasing the talents of young people from Ashwell, Baldock and the surrounding area. Jazz followers will be flocking to see The Darius Brubeck Quartet on Friday 1th May. Playing to sold-out houses at regional festivals and clubs, the quartet’s acoustic sound is melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging. Darius, whilst known for representing his famous father’s legacy, is an imaginative jazz composer and

Ashwell Music Festival are pleased to welcome Ben Goldscheider back to perform on Saturday 19th May. Originally from Ashwell, Ben was the winner of the Brass Category Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition. As the only student of Radek Baborak at the BarenboimSaid Academy in Berlin, An Evening with Ben Goldscheider: Horn and Piano Recital, promises to be a truly entertaining evening.

and on 11th November in the same year came the Armistice which ended the fighting on the Western Front in the First World War.

Both events will be marked with a series of performances, events, activities and workshops during the day, many of them making particular reference to the part played by the people of Ashwell at the time.

As ever, the Festival concludes with the Festal Evensong on Sunday, 20th May.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit or contact the booking office 01462 74329

Ashwell at Home

In addition to the traditional programme with open gardens, musical performances, craft stalls and activities for children, this year Ashwell at Home will be commemorating the centenary of two highly significant moments. Women’s Suffrage finally became law in February 1918

A wide range of refreshments will be available throughout the day. Tickets are £7 per person, under 1’s free. Available on the day or in advance from the website (earlybird tickets £6 when purchased online before the day)


encouraging young artistic talent in the local area with the launch of their Young Artist Awards in 2018. It’s a competition with a difference as all prizes are designed to develop the skills of aspiring young artists. Imagine winning: Curwens Solicitors Young Artist of the Year Award £100 plus a solo exhibition with preview night. Royston Rotary’s Art Inspiration Award Tate membership with a plus one. Great Art Supplies Award £100 art supplies hamper The Old School Studio Art Tutorial Award £75 art workshop voucher

And for the entry that best represents the Royston Arts Festival theme – Voyages of Discovery – Creative Royston has donated an extra prize of £50! The competition is free to enter and open to all young artists age 16 -26 in Royston and the wider SG8 postcode. All entries must be original artwork and submitted by 31st July. Winners will be selected on 1st September and their artwork displayed at the RAS Autumn exhibition in Royston Town Hall on 28th - 30th September. Enter online and see terms and conditions at Paper entry forms available at Curwens, High St, Royston and Royston Museum.

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Market Day at Barkway Spring is in the air – at last. And Barkway is getting ready for its big day – the annual Barkway Market.

The village expects to welcome up to 4000 visitors seeking bargains in the leafy grounds of the Manor Farm – one of Barkway’s lovely old houses. Featuring as many as 120 stalls and a craft tent, the Market attracts visitors from near and far. Royston Town Band will perform, and the miniature steam railway will offer rides. Food and drink will be

available, and this year for the first time the Raptor Foundation will be exhibiting, providing an opportunity to get up close and personal with spectacular birds of prey. It’s a wonderfully English day out. Barkway Market raises funds for numerous local good causes, including Barkway Village Hall, which organises the event. Parking is free, and admission is £3 (under 16s free).


£3 admission, under 16s free

Barkway Market, Saturday 12th May, 10am-4pm

For enquiries and stalls bookings call 01763 849124 or email

Could you be a community Champion?

An Enchanted Evening

On Saturday May 12th at 7.30pm, the Royston Methodist Church will welcome back Felici in Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) runs a Community a concert of music from popular classics and Musical Theatre postponed from last March due Champion scheme to spread fire to the snow. safety messages and encourage They will be presenting a full concert in front of the Royston Town Mayor, Cllr. Vera Swallow, residents in Cambridgeshire to performing a wonderful selection of opera and operetta favourites in the first half and a delightful carry out safety checks on their selection of Musical Theatre hits in the second half of the evening. homes. Volunteers work across the county and we’re always looking for Felici’s Margaret Johnson (piano) and Zoë Jasko (soprano) with Howard Etherington (alto more people to join us. saxophone) will be accompanied by two guest performers Tim Hobman (baritone) and Volunteer for Cambridgeshire Fire Annaliese Farnsworth (soprano). Felici means ‘the happy ones’ and so they aim to provide a Community Champions speak to and Rescue Service high quality musical event bringing happiness to audiences and performers alike. local communities about home fire Interested in helping safety and escape The proceeds of the concert will be shared between the Royston Methodist Church andkeep theyouU local plans, as well as community safe? Royston Town Mayor’s Community Trust Fund which in turn supports many local initiatives. referring those Looking for an Tickets at £10 (including light refreshments) from Sue on 01763 243815 people who don’t exciting • opportunity to

develop your skills and experience?

No previous qualifications or specific skills are needed to become a Community Champion as CFRS is always seeking people from diverse backgrounds. The scheme is run by charity Groundwork Cambridgeshire & Peterborough on behalf of CFRS. To find out more about the Community Champions scheme, contact Emma Prestidge on 0140 57140 or

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feel confident about undertaking a check of their own home.

The Jewellery Clinic is back!

As a representative of Cambridgeshire Fire 5escue Service, Community Champions volunteer their time to deliver important fire safety messages within their community. We are also keen to reach out to the wider community, so if English is your second language and you would like to help

Get Involved:

If you are over 18 and would like more information and to apply, please contact the Community Champion Coordinator (PPD3UHVWLGJH: ( T: 01480 587140

Thursday 17th May 4pm until 9pm

The Oakroom at The Old Bull Hotel, High Street, Royston Following our first successful ‘Clinic’ in November of last year Keith Gordon of Ashwell Jewellery Ltd and Alan Barlow are hosting another event where you can pop in and meet us over a glass of prosecco and have a relaxed chat about: • A no obligation quotation for repairs and renovations to your most treasured pieces of jewellery • The purchase for cash of unwanted or broken pieces of jewellery,gold and silver. • Commissions on bespoke jewellery items crafted to your own design • Our innovative Nordic London range of jewellery based on a unique set of fashionable designs. As an additional bonus we have also invited Lucy Rose to join us to showcase all aspects of her photographic work. Keith, Alan and Lucy look forward to meeting you on the Thursday 17th May at The Old Bull Hotel, High Street, Royston starting at 4pm. Ring Keith on 01462 743915 or Alan on 07966 296614 for further information.

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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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nhdc grants

NHDC is calling for applications from local charities, voluntary groups and not for profit organisations for a share of its almost ÂŁ90,000 grant funding pot in 201/19. The Council provides grants to voluntary groups and not-forprofits through its five Area Committees. These can be used to launch a new project or advance an existing project to a new stage, as long as there is a positive benefit to the community. Each Committee, which meet four times a year in June, September, December and March, is allocated an amount of grant funding to give to appropriate projects, depending on the population they serve. To make an application: Make sure you apply well in advance of when you will need the funding as the process can take a few months, taking into account the Committee meeting schedule.

Complete an application form and submit it along with your group’s latest accounts and Constitution. You will then be invited to come along to a meeting to give a brief presentation to the Committee, following which the Councillors on the Committee take a vote then you will find out if your application has been successful. The next deadline to apply for funding is: 5pm on Friday 4th May. If you apply for this funding round and are successful, you would receive the funding around the end of June. To find out if your group might be eligible for grant funding, visit the Grants page on the NHDC website: uk/home/community/grants/areacommittee-grants

MAY FUN FROM Creative Royston Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery and Creative Royston will be holding a Voyages of Discovery Activity day during May half term, bringing to life the theme of this year’s Royston Arts Festival. There will be activities including interactive storytelling by the everpopular Alex Jones, featuring favourites such as “The Snail and the Whaleâ€? and “Are You The Pirate Captain?â€?. The fun starts at 10.30am (until noon), and will be ÂŁ3 per child. It’s a drop-in session, so there’s no need to book ahead. Voyages of Discovery Activity day, Royston Museum,

Alternatively call the Communities Team on 01462 474226 or email





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Presenting an evening of raw talent in aid of Motor Neurone Disease in association with TalentBanq. Ticket cost ÂŁ25 this includes entry and BBQ. Raw Talent The Plough, Shepreth Saturday 12th May 7.30-11pm Contact 07956 075166 or


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Thursday 31st May, 10.30am - noon ‘It’s The Arts - Quiz’ This fun quiz will consist of rounds of general knowledge type arts quest questions. Teams of between four and six people are invited to enter but everyone welcome and teams will be found for anyone wanting to join in.. It’s The Arts - Quiz, The Old Bull Inn, Royston, Saturday 5th May, 7pm for 7.30pm, ÂŁ5 per head including nibbles and prizes. To enter please email secretary@creativeroyston. org


Welcome to Cambridge’s most popular event. It’s free, volunteer-led and been going for over 40 years. This year’s festival is happening on 2nd June and we’re excited to announce the theme is Heroes.

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ART IN ARRINGTON Jane Harvey – Artist Commissions, paintings and prints for sale Art Classes Studio open weekends 10am – 2pm or by appointment The Studio 41 Ermine Way, Arrington, Nr. Royston, Herts. SG8 0AG tel: 01223 207057 email: website:

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A Little Further Afield News from RSPB The Lodge, Sandy The RSBP’s UK Headquarters is at The Lodge Nature Reserve and Gardens in Sandy. It is a very special place, offering an exceptionally rich combination of wildlife and heritage experiences. The woodland, heath and acid grassland cover an area of some 220 hectares, and now form the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire. Heathland is a key habitat at The Lodge, home to breeding hobbies, ravens, common lizards, green tiger beetles and other invertebrates of bare, sandy soil. RSPB is restoring it for breeding nightjars and woodlarks and it is already one of the best inland sites for natterjack toads. The hilly, oak-dominated woodlands offer a rich natural experience to those exploring The Lodge’s network of winding trails, with sunny rides and glades where spotted flycatchers catch food for their broods, and a developing under-storey is alive with bird song and insect life. Standing and fallen deadwood is an important microhabitat, used by deadwood insects, occasionally the scarce lesser-spotted woodpeckers, and many of the 600 fungi species found on site. We asked Mark Brandon from The Lodge to tell us what we can expect from a visit this May... “After the unseasonably cold and wet start to the year, spring migration has started very slowly. The first blackcaps and chiffchaffs to arrive on the reserve weren’t seen until March 28th, almost two weeks later than they’d normally be here,

and as I write, there’s only been the occasional swallow over the reserve, and the sand martins and wheatears that we’d normally expect haven’t been reported here as yet. Weather systems with cold winds have been keeping the birds further south, and as I’ve recently returned from a birding trip in Morocco, I know that migration has also been slow through northern Africa, with no nightingales, golden orioles or any large movements of raptors seen by our birding group, and only a couple of cuckoos and turtle doves noted passing through. We should expect a big surge of spring migrants arriving on our shores when the winds change and the birds start to move northwards to return to their breeding grounds again this month. We have recently replaced all of the old way marker signs around the reserve trail network and have re-named our three main trails as woodpecker, buzzard and nuthatch, with respective colour coding for each trail, to make navigation easier and more fun. Come along and give them a try! Keep checking the skies for the swallows, martins and swifts flying overhead this month, as they feed up after their long journeys back from Africa and listen out for the first cuckoos!. RSPB The Lodge reserve is open every day of the week, from dawn to dusk (the car-park barrier is shut at 8 pm), for everyone to enjoy and there are plenty of organised events. Our website; is the place to look for all of the events you can enjoy

Chiffchaff John Bridges ( here at RSPB The Lodge including a half term trail and self-led activities available every day during the holidays. These include den building, journey sticks, wildlife challenge sheets and dragonfly making.” The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity. In England and Wales, no: 207076.In Scotland, no: SC037654 Just under 1/2 an hour from Royston by Car. See website for entry fees. The Lodge Nature Reserve, Gatehouse, The Lodge, Potton Rd, Sandy SG19 2DL 01767 693333

Royston & District Local History Society

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Our April meeting welcomed Dr. Maureen James, an historian, who gave an interesting talk on The Clarksons of Wisbech and the Abolition of Slavery. Thomas Clarkson was born in 1760 in The Old Grammar School, Wisbech, where his father was headmaster. His lesser known brother John was born four years later. Thomas attended the grammar school until he was 12 years old and then went to St. Paul’s School in London. He was an able student and in 1779 went up to St. Johns

College, Cambridge with two scholarships. In 1785 Thomas, like many people in Britain, knew little about the horrors of slavery and the slave trade. For the next two months he read widely on the subject and rode down to London, still very agitated by his findings. On the old A10 at Wadesmill, he reigned in his horse and at that moment, he knew that he would dedicate his life to the Abolition of Slavery. Here, in 1879, on High Cross Hill, the Clarkson Monument was erected in his honour. Our next meeting is the last of the current season and incorporates the Annual General Meeting. It will be held in the Heritage Hall, Town Hall, Thursday May 10th 7.45pm after which Richard Till will give an illustrated lecture entitled, Who do you think you are? The evening concludes with light refreshments, a glass of wine or soft drink. Free to members and £2 for visitors. All are welcome.

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Dementia Action Week In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many people feel excluded and face the disease alone. That’s why, this Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society will be asking people to unite and take actions big and small to make a difference to the everyday lives of people with dementia. Why don’t you become a Dementia Friend and learn a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turn that understanding into action – every action counts, it could be as simple

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As our current President Graeme Dargie nears the end of his year in power, this month we will be having our traditional President’s weekend away. This always occurs at a place which the president chooses and which has some special place in their heart. This year it is to be in Edinburgh (the clue is in his name, note the Scottish twang!) where along with many culinary delights and other

Training in all elements of building, home maintenance and DIY from beginners through to professionals and those learning a trade

activities we will be visiting the ex-Royal Yacht Britannia. If you fancy a leisurely walk and a good chat then meet us at The Cockerel in Castle Camps, on Sunday 6th May at 9.45am, for the walk and lunch afterwards. A reminder that we would love to see you and your beloved historic vehicle at our show at the May Day Fayre on 7th May, or just come along and admire the splendid array of vehicles on show.

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My Local Life Nick Grundy

of their fish fingers for tea and I like their beers.

Nick has 15 years experience in the housing industry and is proud to be the Managing Partner at Abode Town & Country in Royston. Along with his team, he aims to to provide an old fashioned polite service his customers will be pleased to recommend. Where do you live? The Twigdens, Royston. What’s your favourite local place to eat and drink? I like the Banyers personally, we normally go straight after I finish work. We take Freddie with us as they are child friendly and I like the atmosphere. Freddie is a fan

Your favourite Local Shop? ‘La Bella Vita’ for gifts for Mrs Grundy, they sell the best range of ‘Emily Jaynes’ candles which always go down a treat!

lunch today? I had a Royston special with turkey in a roll from Days, if you haven’t tried it then you are missing out!

What is your guilty pleasure? Its definitely a few beers in the week when What is the I’m watching The Royston Crows. best thing about your What was the last film you watched? work? I watched ‘Hangover 3’ on Sky at the With work, it’s always the people and weekend. families I meet and being able to watch How do you celebrate? people move into their dream homes that I like to celebrate with a nice bottle of makes my job fulfilling... and Jade, she wine from Cambridge Wine and a hearty makes the best brews! home cooked meal or I’ll go out for dinner with my family to a nice local pub like The What is your greatest fear? Being in a room with pigeons…and Chequers in Wrestlingworth or The Wood Sunderland winning the Premier League. Grill at The Queen Adelaide in Croydon. What are you most looking forward to

Providing an honest and tailored service to match your needs in the Royston area. We work together with our customers to assist them in finding the perfect home or tenant‚ securing the best possible price for their property or best rental income. Why not visit us today?

How do you like to spend your days off work? You’ll normally see me over the Heath having family walks on my day off. What is your favourite book? ‘A long walk to freedom’ by Nelson Mandela is a really good read. What do you have for your

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Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens The Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens held their first ever public forum in April at Royston Town Hall, with over eighty people attending. The forum was to encourage interaction with the users of the Heath. “Friends of Therfield Heath” was proposed & well received. As were presentations from Grazing, Dog Poo Patrol, Archery, Golf, Cricket, Rugby, Heath Sports and the Police. John King, chairman of the Conservators, advised that with Royston expanding and the increased usage of the Heath, “Education” was top of the conservator’s agenda and work

had already started on improving the level of communication to the users of Therfield Heath with further public meetings planned. Dogs We are asking for dogs to be kept on leads in the Lankester Hill area while the ground-nesting birds attempt to breed (until the end of July). Breeding success is severely reduced by disturbance; the more they are scared off their nests, the lower their chance of success. We have populations of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits - the Skylark is on the UK red list (highest conservation priority), while the Meadow Pipit is on the amber list – so both need as much help as we can give them. Please do your bit to help by respecting signs requesting dogs to be on leads.

Sheep The sheep will return to the heath towards the end of May/ beginning of June. We will keep you up-to-date with their whereabouts via The Easter, the Pasqueflower, Pulsatilla vulgaris, Listing, our website flowers in profusion on Church Hill and social media. Enquiries may be directed to:

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appearance and manner, he grew more and more like one of the ancient Prophets. Alfred J Christiansen, Unpublished Memoir (IWM Archive)

Despite the barbed-wire, water-tower and breezeblock huts with corrugated iron roofs, Camp 29 was not there. For the whole of the Second World War it did not exist. It was Klaus Kellner was…not sulky, nor definitely not on the heath a few hundred argumentative, and seemed to fit in fairly well yards from Royston’s High Street. Not one with the other prisoners in his hut. Then, quite newspaper dared mention its construction suddenly… he ‘got religion’…He let his hair or the six hundred Italian, and then German, grow long, and in this age of cropped heads, Prisoners of War living behind its fences. his mane of copper locks looked distinctly Marked out by a coloured patch on their odd. He gave up shaving, and soon had a chocolate brown uniforms, prisoners such as full reddish tinged beard….He wrote out such Klaus Kellner and Alfred J Christiansen existed bits of the Bible as he could remember…and there in limbo, only ever permitted out under he bound them together with two bits of guard to work for the enemy on the nearby cardboard. Armed with this, he went from hut labour-starved farms. In return, they were to hut attempting to preach…Most of the time paid in plastic discs which they exchanged he was kicked out, either verbally, or even at the canteen for tobacco, razor blades sometimes physically, but he bore no malice. or sickly-sweet cake. As bombers from the He forgave them, he said, as he picked himself neighbouring airfields grouped high above the up from the ground outside the huts, and he camp, the inmates tried to keep busy to block inevitably returned later. In time, he came to out any thought of their families back home be known as ‘Jesus from Hut 7’ and in his

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and where the planes were headed. Apart from endless games of football, the inmates spent their time putting together a make-shift theatre and the British camp commandant supplied a ropey piano. Things ticked along while sport and the arts made not thinking easier. But early in 1945 a sudden intensive search of the camp by an outside British Army unit changed everything. Men’s belongings were rifled, the theatre was all-but destroyed. Nothing untoward was found. It would take weeks for the camp to get back to normal and in Hut 16 the intrusion rankled deeply. The balance had been disrupted and would only be restored with an equally obnoxious act of defiance. All it took was a sheet, some pillow cases and a few bottles of ink. That April, on Hitler’s birthday, locals woke to find, fluttering from the camp’s water-tower, a fullsize German swastika. Needless to say, it was never reported.

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Think Garden, Think Richard Garden Focus... Large shrub selection

bursting with scent from late May onwards. It too has an RHS award of garden merit.

Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott To continue my series of articles for 2018, designing with plants, this month I am going to look at large sized shrub selection. Here is what you should consider when selecting:

a laurel with flowers that last a long time. The bad reputation normally stems from neglecting to prune each year. They flower on the new wood so should be pruned in the dormant growing months. I like to use Buddleja davidii ‘Nanho Blue’ which is a little less vigorous with a bushy habit and pretty blue flowers from summer to autumn. Its common name is the butterfly bush so will help to attract peacocks, painted ladies and red admirals especially into the garden.

Mature size and function. So we have identified that we want a large shrub for a particular function. It is important to note that mature heights in books and online resources are a guide and through good pruning you can manage an otherwise enormous plant. In this example I would consider using an evergreen such as Cotoneaster lacteus which can reach 4metres, has summer white flowers and red berries for the birds in the autumn and winter. Equally good would be a laurel but here I would choose the Portuguese laurel Prunus lustitanica over the common laurel as I prefer the slender, pointed, darker leaves that grow on red stalks. It is very important to focus on the function of the plant

Scent. We are all tuned into roses as providers of scent in the garden but the quintessential summer scented shrub is the Mock Orange Philadelphus ‘Virginal’. It produces richly scented, white summer flowers. This plant has an RHS award of garden merit which is a good endorsement if ever you need one. I am also fond of Lilac that offers its show in late spring and early summer. Syringa ‘Mme Antoine Buchner’ has crowded heads of mauve flowers

Plant form and texture should always be considered after function. I touched on this above when debating the darker green, slender leaf on a red stem of Prunus lusitanica. The shrub has an altogether more subtle appearance that blends into its surroundings than its bolder, shiny, larger, more rounded leafed relation Prunus laurocerasus. For a more open plant form you could consider a deciduous shrub. Buddleja’s have gained a reputation for being thuggish in the garden but offer an arching, more open growing habit than

Evergreen or deciduous. When I design new shrub borders I like to have a balance of both shrubsI like to have two thirds deciduous to one third evergreen to embrace the changing seasonal element of our green spaces. It is also really important for wildlife to encourage diversity in the planting.Why not consider using native plants from the palette used for hedgerow planting in the countryside. The deciduous Guelder rose Viburnum opulus has pretty lacecap white flowers in summer and clusters of red berries for the birds in the autumn. It also benefits from good autumn colour. Or consider the deciduous Purple leaf Elder Sambucus nigra ‘Guincho Purple’ for a bit of moody, divided, purple leaves with pink budded flowers opening to white in the summer. Our native spindle Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’ has good autumn colour and curious red fruits with orange seeds. Many of the variegated hollies offer great evergreen interest and berries in the winter too if pollinated by a male holly. I especially like Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ for its cream margined, prickly leaves. For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch.

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Royston’s Holm Oak

acorns, which are smaller It’s hard to miss the Holm Britain as the late 16th and have Oak in Royston’s Priory Century... a more Memorial Gardens. The The Holm Oak is an pointed impressive tree stands evergreen broadleaf tree tip than proudly next to the Church native to the Mediterranean those of as it has done for hundreds region. Its scientific name English is Quercus ilex which refers of years. Some local or sessile to its similarity to holly, oaks. literature suggests that Young this specimen is more than which is in the Ilex genus. Like Holly, the Holm Oak is acorns are seven hundred years old evergreen and the young green and which would mean that it leaves and leaves on young mature was planted sometime in trees are spiny. The Holm to a dark Oak is a native to the Eastern red-brown before falling. the 14th century but The Mediterranean but has been Woodland Trust puts the In ancient Greece the leaves naturalised in the UK. It is date of its introduction to of the Holm Oak were used to one of the few evergreen oak trees found in tell the future and they were also used to make crowns Britain to honour people. The acorn All work undertaken No job too small When Spring finally was seen as a sign of fertility All work undertaken No job too small arrives look out for and wearing acorn jewellery SERVICES INCLUDE SERVICES INCLUDE the yellow male was believed to increase Small Works Extenstions Small Works Extenstions catkins which can fertility. In Greek lore, the Fencing Groundwork Fencing Groundwork be seen to hang Brickwork Alterations primitive tribes of Arkadia Brickwork Alterations off the tree in Repointing Patios Repointing Patios were said to have lived on a C O N T abundance. A C CT O N T A C T After stable diet of acorns. 01763 662 785 pollination 01763 662 785 by wind, 07737 476 709 Holm Oak timber is incredibly female 07737 476flowers 709 hard and strong. The develop into



Romans used the wood for making the wheels of carts and carriages, as well as agricultural tools. Today it is sometimes used for firewood as it is slow and long lasting. Holm Oak acorns are used to feed pigs reared for Iberico ham. There is actually another Holm Oak in the Memorial Gardens - can you find it? Source:



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What’s On... May Day Morris Dance

Tue 1st May, 5 – 6am Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, CB22 3AE Enjoy the Devil’s Dyke Morris Men as they perform a English folk dance.

Paul The Seer Clairvoyant

Tue 1st, 8th, & 15th May, 1– 7pm Royston Cave Shop, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ

Royston Photographic Society

Wed, Thurs, and Sat throughout May 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.

Wednesday Walk

Every Wed through May 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW Join us for a different walk each week, showing off some of the best views around Wimpole’s parkland.

Health Walk

Every Wed through May 1.30 – 2.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Join us for a short 40 min walk out in the glorious countryside.

Healthy Walking

Every Thurs throughout May, 10 – 11am Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, CB22 3AE Keep fit and greet the changing of the season by joining our healthy walkers.

Literary Lunch

Thu 3rd May,12.15 – 2.30pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE Master of Emmanuel College and former DirectorGeneral of The National Trust.

Toddler Music & Dance

Fri 4th & 18th May, 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.

Adult Movement Class

Fri 4th & 18th May, 11.45am – 12.30pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a dance and movement workshop for over 50s. Suitable for anyone with an interest in movement. Suggested donation £3. Book in advance.

Park Run

Every Sat 5th May, 9 – 11am Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW

Secondhand Book Fayre Sat 5th May, 10am-4pm Mon 7th May, 10.30am – 4.30pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP Tea, coffee and cake available.

Lucies’ Boutique – Preloved Chidren’s Wear Agency

Sat 5th May, 12.30pm – 4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW We stock quality second hand & new, baby & children’s clothes designer to high street, all in nearly new condition, waiting to be worn again. 07552 929886 or

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Barkway Market

Reed School Open Day

Floral Topiary Cone Workshop with Helen Allen

Free 20 minute consultations

Sat 5th May, 7 – 7.30pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Royston, SG8 9AW 4-6 per team. Rounds will cover general knowledge type arts questions.

Sat 12th May, 10am – 4pm Over 120 Stalls, Craft Marquee, Raptor display, free parking and more

A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign Ride

Sat 12th May, 10am – 1pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Make a fashionable floral cone topiary in a pot featuring summer flowers, moss and succulents. £38 including materials.

Sun 6th May, 10 – 11.30am Trumpington Park and Ride, CB2 9FT Ride along cycle path from Trumpington to Phillimore’s GC raising awareness of need for the link from Melbourn to Royston.

Junior Park Run

Every Sun through May, 10 – 11am Wimpole Estate Arrington SG8 0BW Weekly free 2k timed run for age 4-14.

Melbourn Bowls Club Open Day Sun 6th May, 2.30 – 3.30pm The Moor, Melbourn, SG8 6ED Looking for a sport suitable for all ages? Try Lawn Bowls. All ages welcome. Contact Arthur: 01763 261990.

Teatime Praise

Sun 6th May, 3.30 – 5.30pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Royston May Fayre

Mon 7th May, 12 – 4.30pm Priory Memorial Gardens SG8 9DX Free! Children’s Fairground Roundabouts &, Bouncy Castle & Slide and more.

Wild Flowers in Spring

Tue 8th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, CB22 3AE Want to learn more about wild flowers? Wandlebury Country Park is home to a diverse range of beautiful blooms.

Hinduism, with Prakash Sharma

Thu 10th May, 7 – 8.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Kash will try and shed some light on what Hinduism is and what it stands for, its fundamental principles and its practices.

Local History Society

Thu 10th May, 7.45 – 10pm Royston Town Hall SG8 7DA AGM followed by Richard Till with an illustrated talk. David Allard: 01763 242677

Help Save the Cabinet in Reed by playing Golf

Monoprinting workshop

Sat 12th May, 10am – 3pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Learn how to use textured objects and materials to create original multi coloured and layered A4 sized image. £70.

Royston Lions Fish & Chip Lunch for Senior Citizens,

Sat 12th May, 12.30 – 2.30pm Market Hill Rooms SG8 9DW With Bingo! Contact Pam: 07954 626311

An Enchanted Evening – A Concert by Felici

Sat 12th May, 7.30 – 9.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Felici will perform a wonderful selection of opera, operetta favourites and Musical Theatre.

TalentBanq presents Raw Talent

Sat 12th May, 7.30 – 11.00pm The Plough, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Presenting an evening of raw talent in aid of Motor Neurone Disease in association with TalentBanq. Contact: 07956 075166 or

Vintage Market

Sun 13th May, 10am – 4pm Whittlesford Memorial Hall, CB22 4NE Vintage, Curios, Clothing, Jewellery and more! Contact:

Ashwell at Home

Sun 13th May, 11am – 5pm Ashwell, SG7 5NP Entertainment for all the family with open gardens, free children’s workshops and more. £7 adults, Earlybird tickets £6

Bourn Windmill Open Day

Sun 13th May, 2– 4pm Bourn Windmill, CB23 2SU Come and see inside one of the oldest mills in the country, set in beautiful scenery near Bourn village.

Wed 16th May, 10 – 11.30am Reed School, Jacksons Ln, SG8 8AB Availability across all years. For more information visit: Fri 18th May, 10am – 1.00pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG What can acupuncture do for you? To book:

Free documentary showing: “Unimagined Bridges”

Wed 16th May, 7 – 8pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG A short documentary which presents the use of ear acupuncture to help trauma (PTSD). Shows those affected by natural disasters can experience healing

Pamper Evening

Fri 18th May, 7-10pm Litlington Village Hall, Shopping, Wine & Treatments. Sammy - 07794 236985 Lorraine - 07891 030438

Spring Art Exhibition

Sat 19th & Sun 20th May, 10am – 9.30pm Fowlmere School, SG8 7SL An exhibition of painting, drawing, woodcraft, pottery & cars promoting and selling work by local artists.

Wirework and beaded Jewellery with Sarah Lamb

Sat 19th May, 10am – 12.30pm Letchworth Settlement, Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB Make a bracelet or pendant/key ring No experience required. £25.

Lino Cutting and Printing with Louise

Sat 19th May, 10.30am – 1.00pm Fowlmere School, SG8 7SL Lino cutting and then printing. Aimed at KS2 and upwards, adults welcome.

Acrylic painting on Canvas with Sonia Villiers

Sat 19th May @ 2 – 4pm Fowlmere School, SG8 7SL Come along and Paint with Sonia Villiers, acrylic on canvas, Canvas and all materials provided. Workshop aimed at KS2 and upwards, adults are welcome

Reed Spring Quiz

Sat 19th May 7.30 – 9.30pm Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX Join us in Reed Village Hall for the annual Spring Quiz. A supper of fish or chicken and chips plus a licenced bar and raffle. Tickets £12 from Hazel: 01763 848349

Fri 11th May, 12.30 – 7.30pm Barkway Park Golf Club, SG8 8EN Included is a light supper. There will also be a small auction – to raise money for the Save the Cabinet Fighting Fund.

Hinxton Watermill Open Day

Ashwell Music Festival

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Sat 19th May, 8 – 9.30pm Leper Chapel, Newmarket Rd, CB5 8JJ Storytelling and drama by in situ, featuring The Demon Lover, Elizabeth Bowen’s tale of guilt and retribution.

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Make a clay coiled bowl/pot with Glazed Creations.

Fri 11th May, 6 – 10pm St Mary’s Church Ashwell SG7 5LY The 65th Ashwell Music Festival held at St. Mary’s Church in Ashwell promises to be as entertaining as ever!

Royston Folk Club Showcase Fri 11th May 7 – 10pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring Red Velvet. £4 (£3 performers) £2 under 25s.

Landscape in Watercolour

Fri 11th May, 8 – 10pm Market Hill Rooms, SG8 9DW “Phil Biggs” will be demonstrating painting a “Landscape in watercolour”.

Sun 13th May, 2.30 – 5.30pm Hinxton Watermill CB10 1RD Drop in and explore this impressive 17th century working watermill.

Mon 14th May, 12.30 – 2.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Meets 2nd Monday of every month. New members welcome. For more information contact: 01763 243439

The Art of Concealment: Codes and Ciphers in Fiction and Fact

Tues 15th May, 10-11am Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Talk by Will Harwood, hosted by Royston WEA and preceded by the Branch AGM. 01763 248436 or

Theatre at Leper Chapel: The Demon Lover

Sun 20th May, 2– 4.30pm Fowlmere School, SG8 7SL Come along and learn and use clay to make a coiled clay pot and bowl. Aimed at KS2 and upwards adults welcome too.

Open Garden in support of British Red Cross

Sun 20th May, 2 – 5pm Thundridge Hill House, SG12 0UE Refreshments available. Delightful 2 acre garden.

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Leisure Family Friendly Events Health Action Day

Mon 21st May, 10am – 2.00pm Royston Leisure Centre, SG8 7XT Come along to Health Action Day where a team of experts are on hand to help the whole family.

Building Confidence and Resilience in Our Children

Ordinand’s Testimony Service

Thu 24th May, 7 – 8pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU The Ordinand is our Minister, Revd Charity Nzegwu. The preacher is Revd. Dr. Jongi Zihle Chairman of the London District.

Garden House Hospice Care Fashion Show

Tue 22nd May, 7 – 9pm Letchworth Centre, SG6 3NA Anxiety: Building Confidence and Resilience in Our Children

Dementia Friends Information Session

Wed 23rd May, 10 – 11am Margaret House, Barley, SG8 8JS Attendance is free and the session will last about 1 hour. Please contact to book: 01763 848272

Carry On Scoring’

Wed 23rd May, 10.30am – 12.30pm Letchworth Settlement, Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB Eric Rogers and the Legacy of Light Music with lecturer and enthusiast Christopher Budd. For fans of carry-on films this lyrical lecture .£10.

Wandlebury Orchard Walk

Wed 23rd May, 2 – 3pm Wandlebury Country Park Stapleford, CB22 3AE Join one of our wardens for a relaxing afternoon stroll around the traditional orchard at Wandlebury Country Park.

Thu 24th May, 7.30 – 9pm Knebworth Barns SG3 6PY Tickets are £20 each, and will include the fashion show itself, talks, a glass of prosecco on arrival and nibbles. events/detail/fashion_evening

The Printmakers

Thu 24th May, 8– 10pm Hidden Rooms Cambridge CB5 8BA The word supergroup is common currency. Jazz has its fair share of supergroups but sometimes one comes along that really is very special indeed.

Chic & Cheap Bazaar

Fri 25th & Sat 26th May, 9.30am – 3.30pm United Reformed Church Hall, SG7 5NL As good as new clothes for all ages. Please ring Carol Fiske: 01462 742679 or Maddy Jones 01954 719555

Friday Fizz

Fri 25th May 5.30 – 7.30pm The Jolly Postie, Baldock St. SG8 5AY Join us for an informal catch up after work! Venues change each month,

Greenfingers Garden Club

Wed 23rd May, 7 – 9pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT A talk by Richard Pople. What’s in Your Garden. All welcome. 01763 244424

“Has Bassingbourn got Talent?” Fri 25th May 8pm Brook Road SG8 5NS Comedy, music and poetry from locals. In support of Bassingbourn Charities.

Herts County Show

Sat 26th & Sun 27th May, 8.30am – 6pm St Albans, AL3 7PT To make sure you don’t miss anything, please plan your day using the attractions and exhibitors pages. Gates open for viewing equine classes from 7.30am. For more information visit:

Historical Crafter Day: Clockmakers

Sat 26th May,10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Crafty activities & trail around the museum.

Friends Book Sale

Sat 26th May, 10.45am – 4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Bag a bargain book! Monthly book sale run by the Friends of Royston Museum.

Frozen Sing Along

Sat 26th May, 7 – 9pm Brook Road, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NS In support of Bassingbourn Charities.

Bassingbourn Village Fete

Sun 27th May Brook Road SG8 5NS Tractor rides, live music and much more. In support of Bassingbourn Charities

Royston Beer & Music Festival

Sun 27th May, 12 – 7pm Royston Town Football Club SG8 7HP Real Ales, Live Music, & lots more

Herts County Show

The Hertfordshire County Show is a showcase for Hertfordshire finest; farming, food, entertainment and shopping!

For 2018 there is new food, new drink, new music, a new big top circus, a new Village Green, new entertainment, new craftsmen and new heavy horses, new equine classes, new sheep classes and new cattle classes, as well as a few old favourites, back by popular demand! New food courts - Eat and Drink Hertfordshire, Street Food at the Circus and The Oak Tree Eatery - will be exclusively featuring local food vendors, selling everything from Peking duck to South African Street Food to vegan Indian to sweet and savoury crepes. Local brewers, Farr Brew and McMullen’s, will be selling from their pop up pubs, tipi bars and horse boxes across the Showground. Or bring your own picnic! The Village Green has

been completely regenerated for 2018. This year there is Happy’s Big Top, where the Classical Choir will be performing a Greatest Showman/Moulin Rouge medley, before Happy’s team take over with their jugglers, acrobats, magic and so much more. Make sure to stick around for a workshop where you can test your own circus skills! Or just grab a straw bale and listen to The Classical Choir and Rock Choir while enjoying a drink from a local brewery, or a glass of Pimms from the Pimms Teapot. Old favourites such as The Hertfordshire Farmers Display will be back in the Jubilee Arena, this year looking at 100 years of farming, before their famous hay bale race. Speak to the stars of the show in The Hertfordshire Farmyard, which will be bigger than ever before, including more machinery, old and new, farmyard animals, pig racing and talks by Rothamsted Research. New in the Queen’s Jubilee Arena, new acts will include The Stampede Stunt Co, a | 01763 24447 105 The Listing Royston May 20117 17

Open Garden in support of British Red Cross

Sun 27th May, 12.30 – 5pm Datchworth Village Gardens, SG3 6TL 10 gardens in beautiful village. Lunches, BBQ and Cream Teas available

‘If You Go Down to the Woods Adventure’

Tue 29th May, 12 – 4pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE With Vital Spark. This adventure combines some of your fairy-tale favourites for an adventure that brings imagination to life through drama, craft and storytelling. For accompanied children.

Nature Puppets and Puppetry Tue 29th May, 12 – 4pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE This workshop will allow nature-loving children to create characters and bring them to life through puppetry. For unaccompanied children.

Crafty Wednesday – Little Gardeners

Wed 30th May, 10.30am – 12.00pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Little gardeners can decorate a plant pot, plant their own sunflower and make a mini windmill or scarecrow to take home.

Voyages of Discovery with Creative Royston

Thu 31st May 10.30am – 12.00pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Introducing this year’s Royston Arts Festival theme in partnership with Creative Royston. Join storyteller Alex Jones for some interactive stories.

horse stunt act featuring genuine Cossack trick riders. There will also be N&J heavy horses performing a Heavy Horse display to music and the Imps Motorcycle Team will be performing their adrenaline fuelled stunts. Old favourites the Dinky Derby and the Hurry Scurry will be returning, and remember – the louder you cheer the faster they go! The ever popular ‘Made’ In Hertfordshire Marquees will be returning with more artisan producers of food and drink, local craftsman and talented artists, than ever before. Or visit one of the hundreds of new traders in the food hall and across the Showground.

Herts County Show The Showground, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7PT Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May .30am- 6pm

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incredible and the event is now fully booked, but it is still possible for businesses to get involved by making a donation of a prize to promote your business or becoming a sponsoring a hole.

Hanson Services Charity Golf Day is delighted to announce that the event is officially and generously supported by the local Cocktail and Wine Bar The Old Courthouse. Hanson Charity Golf Day, Royston Golf Club, Friday 13th July So, after 18 holes players will be able to enjoy a cocktail or two For further information please at the contact Tom on ninteenth! Support All funds raised will be donated for the to Children’s Services at day has Addenbrooke’s Hospital been

and more. We saw the wedding dress she made In April, Amanda Sutherland for herself and spoke to us about “Trends of a lovely examples of Decade’ vintage clothing. Afterwards there Amanda was a costume was an opportunity designer in films, TV dramas to buy Amanda’s products and theatre. She shared with us examples of fashion WI AM meets on the 2nd from the Tudors to the 1950s Wednesday of the month at the and learnt about the use of Market Hill Rooms, Royston. accessories, bodices and Refreshments served from underskirts. Amanda now runs 9.45am with speaker following her own company providing on. Visitors are welcome. hats, neckwear, jewellery Pat Morritt: 01763 661627

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Beautiful LOCAL Asparagus Bury Lane current grow 35 acres of the traditional old variety asparagus, with new crowns being planted every year. The spears are hand-picked daily from the fields and in store for when it opens at 9am – you really cannot get fresher coupled with zero food miles. Cooking asparagus: Trim the asparagus by bending each stalk near the bottom and discarding the bit where it naturally breaks. Bring some well salted water to the boil in a shallow wide pan, add the asparagus and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.

Try it... ...just as it comes: Drizzle with basil oil and shave 4-6 thin pieces of parmesan. Sprinkle with a few Maldon sea-salt flakes and some black pepper. ...a classic way: Buy our readymade Hollandaise Sauce for a classic accompaniment. ...hammed up: Parma ham with asparagus is an ideal mixture of tastes and textures. Either wrap around or shred over

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session or will leave you to do your own thing. Don’t worry about the standard Do you have a love of whether you are a beginner painting? A newly formed or a seasoned artist. The group are meeting in the group is less formal that a recently up-graded Sandon normal tutored class. The Village Hall on Friday drop in sessions are charged mornings to make time to at £10 a morning with a one paint and draw. There is loads off joining fee of £5, bring your of room for more friendly faces own materials.Tea, coffee and to join them! biscuits are provided. The group is supervised For more information about by the Royston artist Art in Sandon contact Michael Dobson who offers or demonstrations and support and chooses a topic for each 07960 40635


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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Sour cherry & coconut shortbread Next, roll out the mixture to approximately 2cm in thickness (roughly a 20cm square). I cut my biscuits to 5cm square, this yielded 16 individual and Welcome to May’s edition of The Listing. With two bank holidays and the promise of lovely biscuits but you may prefer more uniformity to your biscuits and choose to use a cutter. This spring weather to look forward to, what better mix doesn’t spread when baking but does “puff” excuse (should an excuse be needed) to bake a batch of homemade biscuits and invite round a little so intricately designed shapes may be that friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with lost when baked, but as always dear reader, experiment and create things of loveliness that for a cup of tea. This recipe is for shortbreadmy all time favourite biscuit, but has a luxurious work for you! Once you have cut your shapes, place them on a non stick baking sheet (I have addition of chocolate and sour cherries, and is a baking sheet reserved only for biscuits and simple and quick to make - perfect! cookies. Everyday use and cleaning deteriorates its surface and I can’t tell how cross use of You will need: metallic implements on it make me! And yes, it’s Non stick baking sheet hidden...along with my omelette pan... don’t get heat resistant bowl and place this over a pan of 60g dried sour cherries me started on that)! simmering water to melt slowly, stir occasional to 125g butter mix the butter through the chocolate (I add this Rest and chill biscuits for 20 mins in the fridge tiny amount of butter to keep a soft texture to the 60g rice flour and then pop them into a pre-heated oven for chocolate as it cools, but if you like to feel the roughly 20 mins at 180°c. They should be a light 120g plain flour “crack and shatter” of the chocolate as you bite, golden brown colour. Leave them on the tray 60g caster sugar simply leave the butter out). for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire 50g desiccated coconut cooling rack to cool completely. Now for the fun, messy part! Dip, paint, splatter, drizzle or spoon the melted chocolate over 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa works well) Meanwhile we can prepare the finishing the biscuit and sprinkle on the coconut before touches. So, tip the coconut onto an oven tray 10g butter the chocolate dries or it won’t stick. I spooned and pop under the grill for 3-4 minutes until lightly toasted and just changing to pale golden chocolate in a diagonal half covered - half naked Let’s begin by chopping the cherries into small pattern, but as always make this your own! brown. I would advise standing and watching pieces - this will ensure all biscuits get an even while this is happening as the transformation share of cherry loveliness. Pop these into your Leave to set before enjoying with a mug of tea from soft, white coconut flakes to a kitchen mixer and add the butter, rice flour, plain flour and good friends! filled with thick, black, acrid smoke and alarms and sugar. Mix until the ingredients all come together to form a ball. Take care not to over mix loudly announcing your failings to the entire Until next time my fellow foodies... as this will “toughen up” the mixture making the neighbourhood seems to happen in the blink of an eye! Once the coconut is toasted leave it to shortbread dense and heavy. cool. Pop the chocolate and the 10g butter into a

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak We are pleased to introduce our new column from James Day, Head Chef at the awardwinning Belle Freehouse in Bassingbourn. Over the coming months, James will share his recommendations for cooking great food at home, starting with how to pan-fry the perfect steak.

• Always buy the best quality beef that you can afford from your local butcher or farm shop • Remove your steak from the fridge 10/15 minutes prior to cooking to allow it to come to room temperature • Season your steak well with salt flakes (not refined) and freshly ground black pepper • Add your steak to a hot pan with a small amount of oil • Once the steak has sealed, around 1 minute for medium-rare, turn the steak and add a knob of butter to the pan • Spoon the hot butter over the steak (which in a French kitchen would be called Napper or Arroser) • For maximum tenderness, rest your steak before serving The Belle Freehouse and Restaurant North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NZ 01763 250921

Rare or Well Done? It’s all about personal preference, but here’s James’ top tip to try. Pinch the index finger and thumb of your left hand together lightly. Then, using your thumb and index finger on your right hand, feel your palm midway between your thumb joint and wrist. This level of resistance should feel pretty close to a rare steak. Move through your fingers one by one all the way though to your little finger and you should be able to feel the differences, each finger corresponding to a different cooking temperature (Cuisson): medium-rare, medium and well done!

Markets in May

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 5th May 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 19th May 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 5th May 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston

Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 12th May 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

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Home-start Matters It is not too late to book a place for our Literary Lunch Come along and enjoy a buffet lunch with tea/coffee and be entertained by our poet in residence Jude Simpson who will be chatting to Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE. Tickets £15, to book 01763 262262,

MUSEUM MUSINGS: Horribly Healthy! We come across some weird and wonderful adverts in the newspapers we hold in the collection. Mike, one of our volunteers, has been taking a closer look and has created a new display that brings to light some of the ailments that were troubling people in the late 1800s. The Victorians are often thought of as a stuffy, prudish sort but seemingly the makers of medicines felt the need to go into quite some detail about how their potions and concoctions could help. If we go by the adverts, it seems stomach complaints were quite an issue for local people – there are remedies for wind, bloating, stomach cramps and diarrhoea!

like wonderful cures for everything. The first was for preventing dandruff and the second for everything from scurvy to chapped lips. The photo shows T. Webb’s Chemist that was on Royston High Street around 1900. The window is full of bottles and you can imagine all the different coloured glass with an amazing variety of labels promoting the liquids contained within. I wonder what those in the future will think of today’s medicinal adverts – perhaps we’re just as graphic, if not more so in our adverts for ailments?

We have one advert for Bull’s Compound Wine of Quinine from 1871 that claims to “produce cheerfulness and health”! The names of the lotions and potions are always interesting too – Dr Startin’s Nutritive Pomade or Matthew’s Golden Cerate sound

We will be having a bottle and and box tombola stall at the May Fayre on Monday 7th May, so please come and say hi to us.

Literary Lunch, The Old Bull Inn Thursday 3rd May, 12.15 - 2.15pm

Fix a book - Book a fix Organisers of the Royston Repair Café are pleased to announce a new addition to the long list of free fixes their volunteer repairers can tackle – books.

repairs. Paperback, hardback, leather bindings and other documents on paper are all welcome.”

Dea Fischer – a new member of the repair team – brings her artisan book-making and binding skills from Canada to Royston for the next Repair Café on Sunday 6th May 10am to 1pm at BuildTrain in Lower Gower Road.

Whether it’s a muchhandled favourite thriller or a delicate family heirloom, book online at https://roystonrepaircafe17. for a free assessment and, if possible, a free fix.

Dea is passionate about the art of book restoration “I’m happy to deal with repairs such as torn pages, cracked and broken spines, loose pages, damaged corners and general wear and tear. I can at least advise on more serious

Owners are, of course, also welcome to book in other items for repair such as clothes, bikes, electricals, laptops and wooden furniture. The message for May is clear - don’t despair, repair!


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“Unimagined Bridges” - Help WITH PTSD

Calling everybody who suffers from stress, PTSD, overwork, anxiety and sleep disturbances!

David “Aussie” from Fighting Fit and Iga from Heaven and Earth Health would like to invite you to the showing of “Unimagined Bridges”, a short documentary which presents the use of ear acupuncture to help trauma (PTSD). “Unimagined Bridges” shows how war veterans, fire fighters and those affected by natural disasters (hurricane Katrina) can experience healing thanks to NADA ear acupuncture. It is a powerful testimony of how a simple treatment can be lifechanging from both the users’ and practitioners’ perspective. NADA ear acupuncture is now used in over 40 countries. It is the treatment of choice adapted by Acupuncturists Without Borders, an organisation that mirrors Médecins Sans Frontières. In Europe alone, it is used by many institutions and

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over 130 prisons, for the deeply balancing effect it has on the mind. Please see HeavenAndEarthHealth. com to learn more or find us on Facebook. Both Iga and Aussie are very passionate about the issue of relieving stress and trauma: from a veteran’s perspective, and as a filmmaker-turnedacupuncturist who had her own set of demons to combat. The documentary will be followed by a short talk and Q&A. There will also be a RAFFLE with fantastic prizes – all proceeds will be used to launch an ear acupuncture treatment group.

Unimagined Bridges The Heath Sports Club, Royston, Wednesday 16th May, 7pm

To support your local hospice take a look at some of the events you can get involved with this May.

each, and will include talks, a glass of prosecco Enjoy walking the iconic and Bridges of London whilst raising money for patient care. nibbles. 7:30pm arrival for 8pm start. Some of the bridges that you As we need to know numbers, will cross include: Westminster please do purchase your Bridge, London Bridge Tower tickets as soon as possible. Bridge, plus many more! Bridges of London Walkers can either join us in Letchworth to travel down by Battersea Park coach to London*, or they can Sunday 13th May join us at Battersea Park. Just £17 pp inc coach travel, or £8 Garden House Hospice per person without (£10 for Care Fashion Show children 12 years and under) Knebworth Barns

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Also, Garden House Hospice Care have organised a great night for those who want to pick up tips, latest trends and loads of fashion musthaves, whilst supporting the local hospice. Tickets are £20

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Time to get out your flip flops! We’ve noticed we are starting to get a bit more sunshine as we are coming into May. I am guilty of booking an emergency pedicure so that I can ditch the trainers and winter boots and dig out last years flip flops as soon as the sun makes an appearance.

trips to drop the kids to school or for a summer wedding guest wear. I wouldn’t recommend these if you intend to walk long distance however they are very stylish and good value.

J. Oliver Radley Opticians

“for a sharper image”

Your local Independent Opticians - for all your eyecare needs

If you are in need of summer accessories locally. Keep an eye on La Bella Vita at Summer clothes whilst not abroad are something I always the Corn Exchange. They have stunning sunglasses struggle with. As sometimes and footwear coming in for you still require a jacket as it isn’t quite tropical weather. For summer. this I’d recommend a light thin Let’s hope for lots of good knitted cardigan or kimono. weather this summer so we can wear our flip flops However the most exciting religiously! thing is being able to buy new flip flops! For flip flops everyone has their own particular styles that they prefer. Personally, I like the ones made with seagrass. Accessorize is my go to for all things summer accessories. My favourite item from there is the seagrass embellished flip flops as you can dress them up and dress them down. This makes them suitable for daily


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Spotlight On... ROYSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Is your business a member? The Royston Chamber of Commerce offers fantastic networking opportunities and is the voice for businesses in Royston and surrounding areas.

helps to create a stronger business community.

Our aim is to increase the commercial prosperity of the town and to work for the benefit of our members, representing the interests of business to local authorities, offering publicity via our website and the opportunity to network at our events.

This year we are hosting the 2018 Royston Business Awards which will recognise businesses who have demonstrated innovation and commitment to the local community in the past year. We are pleased to say we have received an overwhelming number of nominations and are currently shortlisting the finalists. This year’s awards ceremony is set to be even bigger than the last! Pop 21st June in your diary and contact Julia on 01763 877110 to buy your tickets.

We host a range of events throughout the year so there is bound to be something that suits you! These include Coffee & Connect is an informal networking event, where members and non-members meet up over a hot drink and slice of cake in an informal environment. There is always an opportunity to address the group as a whole but there is no pressure to do so! We have also recently taken over the running of the Business Breakfast Club. Here members and their guests can enjoy a discussion over breakfast alternately at the Old Bull Inn or Jolly Postie - both in Royston. These informal gatherings help keep local businesses in touch with each other, allowing a sharing of knowledge and opportunities to discuss anything happening locally. It all

We enjoy keeping people up to date and informed of news and events via our website and Facebook page. If you would like more information about the Chamber or would like to join (for just £30 per year) visit the Chamber website.

• Presence on the Chamber website • Free monthly networking event • Discounted monthly breakfast networking event or via email Coffee & Connect The Jolly Postie, Royston, First Friday of every month, 10.30-11.30am Business Breakfast Club Alternating between The Jolly Postie & The Old Bull Inn, Third Friday of every month, 7.30-9am 2018 Royston Business Awards Burloes Hall, Thursday 21st June, 6-11pm

It’s easy to join and benefits include: • Discounted Chamber training


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Chartered Accountants

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

The Walkers DO YOU NEED TO MAKE A WILL OR REVISE YOUR EXISTING WILL? If so, please take advantage of our reduced rate wills offer. Reduced rates are: Double Wills–£280 plus VAT Single Will–£150 plus VAT

“I want the comfort of fixed fees which don’t increase every year”



Please note that reduced rate wills will be available every week day from 8am until 6pm, and on Tuesday evenings until 8pm, by appointment only. Also on the Saturday morning of 5th May, again by appointment only. Home visits are also available at no extra charge within a 20 mile radius of Royston.

For more information please contact us. Fish Hill Chambers, 2-3 Fish Hill, Royston, Herts, SG8 9JY 01763 241121

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The Customer is Always Right “This would be a great place to work if it wasn’t for the shoppers, students, patients, guests, etc.!”

More and more people understand they have ‘consumer I expect you’ve heard remarks rights’, and like that as often as I have. there are plenty They’re said jokingly (usually), of suppliers for but they do sometimes betray a them to choose feeling that customers or clients from. So most should be there for our benefit will choose to buy their goods rather than vice versa… and services from organisations And yet we all have experience that clearly try to satisfy their needs and treat them with of being customers. We all proper respect. know what an infuriating experience it can sometimes Let me ask you whether be. Haven’t we all known what your organisation has a it is like to be ignored by sales clear customer/client service staff, to be misled about what policy? And if you work for is on offer? Or maybe we’ve yourself, what is your attitude been given something other to customers? What can you than what we asked for (maybe do – and what do you do later than we were told we’d get – to ensure that people keep it), or perhaps our complaints coming back for your goods or met with feeble excuses? In services? How can you be sure general, I’m sure we all have of satisfying their needs, and experiences of being treated as thereby keeping you and your of little account by the people colleagues in work? who are supposedly providing us with some sort of goods or To paraphrase The Spice Girls, service? your job today is to find out what they want, what they really, But things are changing. People really want – and give it to them! everywhere are spending their resources more cautiously.

JOHN MOORE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY When you own a business, you are the face of it. That’s why it so important that you have a high-quality, professional headshot. Even if you don’t own a business, a corporate head shot is important. It can be used on your LinkedIn profile, other social media or company website. You never know when you may be asked for an image and so having an up to date portrait can be vital. In a similar way, having high quality images of your products for your marketing materials is critical. Appropriate lighting and composition

- professionally combined - will make all the difference to the first impression your images leave your clients with. John Moore Creative Photography, with a well-equipped studio in Bassingbourn, is able to provide that personal touch for your images. It really matters.

FamilyPortraits Portraits| |Business Business Profiles Profiles || Marketing Family Marketing

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Part-time Admin Officer for Coombes Community Centre • 10 hours per week including Wednesday mornings, all year round • PAYE appointed with holiday entitlement • Duties are to assist in the day-to-day administration and management of all aspects involved in the running of Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston • Basic knowledge of the internet, email and computer programmes (such as word and excel) is essential • Marketing experience and knowledge of social media (websites and Facebook etc) an advantage For further information and an application form contact: Gillian Morland, Centre Manager, Telephone 01763 248081 Email or call into office upstairs when open Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 18th May 2018

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We can help your business, event or organisation with all your print, design and digital marketing needs •

Modern Wills, Old Fashioned Service I bring my expertise into the comfort of your own home Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

Single Will £120 Double Wills £180 With FREE storage Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Estate Planning

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Weekly and fortnightly garden care Supply and establish new planting Redesign problem borders


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Non emergency number

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

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National Rail Enquiries 24-hours Royston & District Community Transport


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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 01763 221019

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

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Loving Local Living Index of Advertisers Curwens New Exhibition A new exhibition opens in Curwens Gallery on Wednesday 9th May with three local artists taking part. Chantal Lipscombe, Rhiannon Maslen and Rowland Penfold have combined to launch this latest exhibition. Chantal’s watercolour designs focus primarily on British wildlife. Using striking, loose strokes from a vibrant palette, she aims to depict the character of creatures that live near her cottage in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Rowland’s woodturning reflects his love of natural native timbers, often choosing pieces to work with that other woodturners might reject. This gives each piece a unique pattern and shape together with exploring the unexpected. His use of what can only be described as ‘botanical roadkill’ is a particular feature. Occasionally he will add other materials to his work and this exhibition features pieces which combine both turned wood and pewter.

Open during normal office hours Rhiannon is a photographer and a printmaker. She will be exhibiting a selection of her photographs of flowers, using some of her favourite photographic techniques to enhance their natural beauty. She will also be exhibiting some linoprints of people and animals.

Accounting Services

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Jane Harvey Artist Make & Create Jewellery

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Complete Bathroom Solutions


Bridgefoot Barn Beauty Touch of Glamour

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Knight Bookkeeping Services


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Davey’s Butchers Knibbs Meatsafe

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Applegate Van Hire Ltd



Car & Van Rental Care Homes

Margaret House


Carpentry & Joinery P W H Installations


Children’s Services

Urchins Holiday Club


Preview Evening, Wednesday 9th May, 6 to 8pm

Brian Bulley


Curwens Art Gallery 17 High St, Royston SG8 9AA

Richmonds Coaches

Curtains Blinds & Soft Furnishings


Linda Turner Interiors New Dawn Blinds

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Clock and Watch Specialists Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays

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Alliance Dental Care Ltd Ashwell Dental

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BuildTrain Comberton Village College Melbourn Village College

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Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

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Jenny’s Repairs and Alterations


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Family with Familyrun run business business with over of experience. experience. over 28 28 years years of Ournew new opening opening hours Our hoursare are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm FREEno noobligation obligation quote FREE quote call 01763 245000 or 01223 870440 call 01763 245000 or 01223 87044 27 Royston Road, Foxton, Cambridge CB22 6SE 30 105 The Listing Royston May 20130 30

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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.

Terry Rudd Tel: 01763 241 792 Mobile: 07791 628359

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

Your local experts specialising in tarmac driveways, footpaths, car parks, access roads, hard standings, potholes, road planing, block paving and kerb works. All enquiries, domestic or commercial, welcome. No job too small.

Call us today on 01763 246055 / 07967 472 378 A TIMELESS TRIBUTE THAT WILL LAST FOR GENERATIONS


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

• Picture, mirror, blind & curtain rail hanging • Plumbing fixes, taps, toilets, leaks etc. • Repairs to electrical fittings sockets and lights • Flat pack furniture assembly • Woodwork repairs and door hanging • Lock and security hardware replacement • Deck, fence, gate and shed repairs • Local collection or delivery of domestic items Royston based, fully insured, good rates, friendly and reliable.

Larry Lamb Phone: 07702 563 834

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

New memorials


Additional inscription

Renovation work

Accredited licensed fixers (BRAMM) 615 NEWMARKET RD, CAMBRIDGE CB5 8PA Tel: 01223 213500

simon’s tiling services ceramic wall and floor tile specialist stone, travertine, mosaics from splashbacks to swimming pools!

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for a free quotation call simon on 07813 596278 or tel/fax 01763 220104

No call out charges. Free quotations


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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 07860 389645 • 01763 222231 • NO JOB TOO SMALL - NO JOB TOO SMALL - NO JOB TOO SMALL

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Welcome to your new look Letchworth Dental Surgery

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


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