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Royston Edition June 2018 Issue 15

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DAY TRIPS FROM ROYSTON 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 15 Jul Wells-Next-The-Sea 22 Jul Aldeburgh 25 Jul Sandringham Flower Show 26 Jul Great Yarmouth 28 Jul Hunstanton 31 Jul Kew Gardens & Palace 2 Aug Countryfile Live – Blenheim Palace 5 Aug Southwold 6 Aug Blakeney Seals and Birds 9 Aug Brighton

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Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 21 Jun Thoroughly Modern Millie – Southend Mat £49.00 25 Jul Jersey Boys – Southend Matinee £52.00 16 Aug The Glenn Miller Show (Tommy Steele) £65.00 23 Aug *Motown – Evening £65.00 30 Aug Witness for the Prosecution – Matinee £67.50 13 Sep Brick Lane Cockney Sing Song – Matinee £57.00 13 Sep The King and I – Matinee £72.00 19 Sep Chicago – Matinee £65.00 19 Sep *Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 20 Sep War Horse – Milton Keynes Matinee £52.00 27 Sep Mamma Mia – Matinee £55.00 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 18 Oct Motown – Matinee £65.00 24 Oct 42nd Street – Matinee £59.50 7 Nov Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Matinee £65.00 7 Nov Les Miserables – Matinee £67.50 8 Nov Company – Matinee £75.00 25 Nov Classical Spectacular – RAH - inc. Lunch £89.00 20 Dec Olympia International Horse Show – Eve £67.00 9 Jan Snow White Pantomime – Palladium – Mat £59.50 10 Jan Swan Lake – London Coliseum – Matinee £74.00 27 Jan Cirque Du Soleil – Totem – Sunday Mat £75.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 14 Jul Captivating Cornwall 2 Aug Isle of Man 13 Aug Southport Flower Show 20 Aug Scotlands Outer Hebrides 27 Aug Isle Of Wight 27 Aug Warners Bodelwyddan Castle 2 Sep Bournemouth 8 Sep Eastbourne 16 Sep Sidmouth & South Devon 22 Oct Warner Cricket St Thomas 17 Dec Warner Cricket St Thomas

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We spent a happy afternoon in the office decorating rocks recently. An odd thing to do you may think but we love the #rocks Friday trend that is catching on in Royston and our villages! The idea is to decorate a rock 15th June and leave it somewhere for other people to find. Then, with their day brightened, the finder has the option to keep the rock or to hide it again having posted a photo on the relevant social media page. You will find #RoystonRocksUK, #BassingbournRocks on Facebook for example. Do look out for our rocks (pictured on the cover) and post on our Facebook page if you find one - they have our logo on the back!

There are a myriad of things to do in your spare time this month if you are not spending it decorating rocks, you really will be spoilt for choice. But whatever you do, don’t forget Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June. Wishing you a lovely Sunny June,

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Cath Director

Sharon Advertising

Kate Editor & Designer

In this issue

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Out & About

Spotlight On...


Think Garden, Think Richard


My Local Life


A Little Further Afield


What’s On


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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Out & About MelbourN Village Fete

As I write this in early April most of the preparation work is done, the bookings confirmed and the plans completed for this year’s Melbourn Fete starting at midday on Saturday 23rd June and finishing at 5pm, there will not be Music on the Moor this year. This year we will be hoping for a magnificent turn out of vintage, veteran and classic vehicles – if you want to know what the difference is between those descriptions be sure to talk to Richard and his team who will be, as ever, running this side of the event. I spoke recently to Richard and asked him what he had planned. He said, “There will be several exhibitors showing their collections of memorabilia from years past plus the usual range of vehicles – old cars, motorbikes, bicycles and farm machinery including for the first time a collection of stationary engines. If anyone reading this has something they wish to display then please contact me through the website. Another attraction making a return by popular request is lawn mower racing. Two trophies will be competed for, one for overall winner, which was kindly donated by John Wright of Wrights Mower Centre, and one for the most innovative entry – some weird and wonderful creations are expected. More details are on the website”. That sounds exciting and it is great to see the lawn mower racing back. Next I spoke to Gillian Morland who for many years has booked our attractions. I asked Gillian about what we can look forward to this year. She replied, “Well you won’t be short of something to see or do at the Fete this year. We have a Champion Mountain Bike Team displaying some amazing balancing and jumping skills, live animals to handle including snakes and a gecko; a young

magician will do a show for the children and will also walk around the field to demonstrate magic right up close. The Royston Town Band will be playing and a talented local keyboard player will also be performing. You can have a go at archery, or shoot a ball off the top of a water jet, ride on the fairground roundabouts, have a go at crazy golf and bounce on the inflatables and bungee cord trampolines, and the Zorbs will be there. In the arena we will be having a display of Ceroc dancing, tug-o-war contests, the Melbourn Dynamo football teams will be displaying their skills and of course our ever popular egg throwing competition. There will be a separate area for the Dog show with lots of fun classes for dogs and their owners or handlers to enter. We will also have an enormous Newfoundland Dog with its own cart making an appearance. There will be lots of stalls in the field and in the main marquee a Great Bake Off competition.” So you see there are lots of new attractions lined up for this year as well as some of the very popular regulars.

drinks will be available from the bar including fine ales, beers and wines. So we are ready for an amazing day, remember all profits made go to good causes, charities and activities in our village. Please visit our website for more details and competition details. Lastly, if you are able to give up a little time to help us over the weekend we would love to hear from you, we can only do this whilst we have a band of volunteers to lend a hand, it’s great fun and very rewarding so please contact us through the website. Visit our website for up to date details of the day Please like us on Facebook. Saturday 23rd June, Melbourn Village Fete 1 to 5pm. There is free off road parking including disabled parking along the Moor, please follow the signs

There will be an amazing selection of animals to hold and see including tarantula spiders, scorpions, corn snakes, tree frogs, millipedes, Madagascan hissing cockroaches and geckos As always we will have locally produced top quality food on offer at reasonable prices. In addition to our locally sourced burgers and hot dogs from Leeches butchers, Russell’s butchers will have a hog roast. We will also have a noodle bar. For those with a sweet tooth doughnuts and candyfloss will be available. Top quality coffee from our regular barista will be available and last but certainly not least we will be having an amazing array of homemade cakes and afternoon tea in the pavilion. Refreshingly cool alcoholic and non-alcoholic

Lawn mower racing from a previous year, do you have a mower and an inner Lewis Hamilton temperament? If yes visit our website for more details.

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Is your club missing? Do let us know! 01763 248447 For a full list of Clubs and Societies in the SG8 area please visit our website

Ashwell’s Clubs & Societies Ashwell Baby and Toddler Group Meet other parents and carers & have fun with your baby or toddler at our weekly baby & toddlergroups, URC Hall, Wed 9.45 - 11.15am during term time. FB: ashwellbabytoddler Rebecca Simon 01462 742076 Ashwell Jazz Recorded jazz at its best, 59 High Street, 2nd Thurs monthly. David Short 01462 742385 Ashwell Messy Play Pre-schoolers can explore a range of craft and sensory play activities, enjoy a story and a healthy snack. There’s a separate play area for babies too!

URC Hall, Thu 9.45am – 11am during term time. FB: ashwellbabytoddler Claire Grimmer: 01462 743677 Ashwell Playgroup A fun and friendly group offering a variety of play areas to excite little minds, a separate baby play area, a story and singing time, and a healthy snack, Village Hall, Wed 9.15am – 12.15pm during term-time. Claire Grimmer: 01462 743677 Ashwell School Badminton Club Come and enjoy some healthy, friendly exercise, Ashwell Village school, in the hall towards the back,Thurs 8pm Michael 07783 873163

Ashwell Tennis and Sports Club The club is gathering momentum with teams in local leagues and excellent coaching.

Jason Boorman Sports Ground on Ashwell Street, Sun 10am - 12pm Cycle Club, Ashwell A thriving, inclusive, friendly cycle club for everyone. Over 140 members, for youth, adult, senior levels and families & beginners. Affiliated to the CTC, British Cycling, CTT and Eastern RR League. We now have a grass track course.

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Social Club in Meldreth to see what is now well known to be a spectacle in itself. We have 40 exhibitors this year. The RDMCC Show this year will raise donations for local causes including the Air Ambulance, the SERV Blood

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Spotlight On... All Saints Community Hall, Melbourn All Saints Community Hall is an excellent facility in the centre of Melbourn. Whether you have a party, a workshop, a class or almost any other event it provides the perfect venue. Free wi-fi is available and use of the fully equipped kitchen are just some of the benefits hirers can expect to enjoy. This June sees the 10th anniversary of its opening. The previous building on the site was a church hall, which was built in the 1960s, had no insulation and was a rather basic, tired construction. In the early 2000s it was agreed that a new building was needed and so the project was led by the vicar of All Saints Church at the time, Reverend Andrew O’Brien. A great deal of fundraising then ensued as the build would cost £261,000. It was hard work but monies were raised, £100,000 corporate and

£85,000 private donations were generously given. Grants amounted to £32,000 and another unique way of raising funds was to sell bricks at £10 each. It meant that you too could own a small part of this new facility. A book is held at the hall showing who owns the bricks that went into the build. With funds in place the building works could commence in 2006. Finally, the building project was complete and opened in June 2008. The new hall was also to change its status from being a church hall to being a community hall, which took much time, effort and cost to achieve. Even today because the hall is on church land, it often wrongly perceived that it is a church hall. But it is indeed a Community Hall available for all to use, at the heart of the picturesque South Cambridgeshire village.

film club night, a very popular monthly event, where as well as the usual soft drink and popcorn, a licensed bar will be available. On Saturday, there will be the highly entertaining Prosecco Monologues, starring local actress Claire Hogan and friends. This will include a light supper and will also have a licensed bar. The finale to the weekend of celebrations on Sunday is an Afternoon Tea with Bubbles and superb musical entertainment from Roy Crosby’s Great Little Jazz Band. All Saints Community Hall in Melbourn has so much to offer as a venue and provides a great space at excellent value. It really is a hall for all.

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Movie Night, Friday 22nd June, This month the 7.5pm hall celebrates The Prosecco Monologues, Saturday its 10th 23rd June, 7.30pm birthday. To commemorate this milestone, Friday 22nd June sees the start of a weekend of celebratory events. The first will be

Afternoon Tea with Music from Roy Crosby’s Great Little Jazz Band, Sunday 2th June, 2.30pm Contact: Mavis 01763 260686, Brenda 01763 26115, Cyndy 01763 26189 or Jacey 01763 263255

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This charming event provides a true village fete experience and we promise you a fabulous family fun afternoon. This year we have the added attraction of a classic car show taking place in the churchyard. Why not try your hand at welly-wanging, the coconut shy, golf putting or skittles! Pick up a great bargain on the fancy goods, books, cakes, plant stalls or browse the many other attractions on offer. Feeling lucky? You could win an amazing prize from the popular bottle tombola or our fantastic raffle. The kids will enjoy themselves with the many fun activities and stalls. When you are in need of refreshment, visit our Beer Tent and BBQ or treat yourself to a steaming cuppa and a scrumptious slice of cake in the delightful Rectory garden. There is something for everyone at our village fete.

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Featuring Jeremy Harmer and the Ad Hoc Strings performing arrangements of Jeremy’s songs, Schrödinger’s Strings performing their own songs alongside sublime covers of everything from Pachelbel’s Canon in D to Guns N’ Roses and last, but certainly not least, wonderful song-writing and musical wizardry from local favourites Thursday’s Band.

Plans are starting to come together for this year’s Royston Arts Festival, with some exciting events in store, all exploring the theme ‘Voyages of Discovery’.


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There will be old favourites including the Royston Arts Society Autumn Exhibition, CADS will be staging the “haunting comedy” Ghost Writer, and the Cover Art Competition Exhibition will return to the Library for a second year.

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Keeping Royston residents in touch with their local council A message from our new Mayor for 2018/2019 I feel very privileged and honoured to be standing as your newly elected Mayor. I have lived in Royston for over 35 years and have seen many changes. What’s clear to me is that we need a strong community working together, just to make life that little bit easier for us. No town can survive without the armies of volunteers, serving and giving up their free time. Vera Swallow, the outgoing Mayor, has done an amazing job, this should be noted and I personally thank her for all her sterling work. I am reminded that Royston’s motto is “From good things to better”. My vision for the year is that our industry, whether small or large prospers, that our Town Centre bucks the national trend and we see new ventures opening up. Lastly, for our hard-working voluntary groups, to see them go from their amazing good works to even better and if I and fellow councillors can do our part then this town will go from “good things to better”. Iain Leggett, Royston Town Councillor & Mayor

We say good-bye to outgoing colleagues and welcome to new ones At the local elections in May all Royston Town Councillors were due for re-election. Five previously standing councillors had decided to retire from the council. They were Sarah Dingley, Victoria Hulstrom, Rod Kennedy, Ben Lewis and Laura Whitford. We will also miss Lindsay Davidson who, over the last 12 years, has given a great deal of time and enormous energy into serving Royston. We would like to thank them for all their commitment and hard work during their time as town councillors and to wish them all the very best for the future. We would like to welcome our new colleagues for the next four years: Amy Bourke-Waite, Ruth Brown, Ian Coll, Thomas Perry, Philip Smith, Emma Squire-Smith and Carol Stanier. They will be joining the re elected councillors John Davison, Mike Harrison, Mark Hughes, Robert Inwood, Iain Leggett, Marguerite Phillips, FJohn Smith and Vera Swallow. We look forward to working with them in the new Civic year.

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The Annual Town meeting took place in March and four members of our Royston Community were honoured by the then Town Mayor, Cllr Vera Swallow for their outstanding services to Royston over many years. Sid Seward – In recognition of his fund raising efforts for MENCAP, which include the annual charity golf day, award collected by Colin Swallow. Rita Turner – In recognition of her services to the Royston community over many years as a Town Councillor. Mike Gabriell collected her posthumous award. Royston Town Football Club – collected by Alan Barlow and in recognition of the successes achieved, including their promotion last year to the Evo-Stik League Southern: Premier Division. Peter Andrew – In recognition of over 20 years fund raising and organising outings for MENCAP, collected by Tina Hunt.

All the fun of the May Fayre 2018 Another exciting May Fayre took place on 7 May when once again the May Fayre team of town councillors, council staff and community volunteers led by our Town Clerk, Caroline Mills, pulled out all the stops to put on a very successful and enjoyable day for our town. The weather was glorious and all the usual attractions were in Priory Memorial gardens to give residents and visitors a fun Bank Holiday. The free ever-popular Bungee Jump and other fun fair attractions were again thoroughly enjoyed. The Eco corner, run by the Town Council’s “Naturally Royston” team, provided a feast for animal lovers with their raptor, bee and hedgehog stalls. There was also a stall showing what you can make with re-cycled items from your home. We would like to thank all those who worked so hard on the day and also North Herts District Council and John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance team for their support.

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Developing International Relations in Royston CHILDRENS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION REMINDER! Don’t forget to send in your digital photos of the Treasures of Royston clues published on our web site

In March Meridian school hosted 33 German students and their teachers from Royston’s twin town Grossalmerode as part of a combined English and Music trip. Families from Royston Town Band, Royston Town Twinning and Meridian School hosted some of the German students and teachers, which meant students could really gain an insight into family life here. Following a morning of lessons, members of the Royston Town Twinning led the German group on a tour of the town before they headed off to Cambridge for an afternoon of punting. The German musicians of the Grossalmerode band immersed themselves in two days of musical activities organised by Meridian’s Head of Performing Arts, Jenny Warburton.

French Twinning Trip to La Loupe Easter, 2018 The Easter weekend saw 34 twinners, both new and experienced, make their way to La Loupe for the bi-annual trip. We enjoyed a fascinating visit of the medieval town La Ferté Bernard and then went to a steam train museum before boarding the Transvap steam train. The official ceremony in the evening began with the traditional speeches, followed by musical entertainment provided by the local wind band Atout Vents who were joined by musicians from Royston Town Band.

Closing date is 1 August so don’t miss out on the chance to have your photo in our 2019 calendar. The best entry also wins four free Cinema Tickets to the Royston Picture Palace.

Royston schools have a visit from Local Councillors Once again, Royston Town Council organised another successful round of visits to Royston schools during the Spring Term. Town, District and County Councillors had very enjoyable discussions with the children about local issues that concerned them. As always we were very impressed by the level of understanding and awareness the children displayed about their town. We also explained to them about our various roles in local government and what each respective council did in Royston. We were very pleased to see that, as in previous visits, most of the children we met liked living here and thought it was a good, safe town to grow up in with lots to do and many nice play areas and local clubs to join.


A list of all Councillors’ names and contact numbers is given below, together with details of the wards they represent. All Town Councillors serve in a voluntary capacity and are elected for a 4 year term of office. Councillors are not paid and do not receive any allowance for attending meetings. Town Mayor: Cllr Iain Leggett Amy Bourke-Waite Ian Coll Mark Hughes Rob Inwood Iain Leggett

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Think Garden, Think Richard Garden Focus... Large shrub selection Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott This month I am going to look at early summer hardy perennial selection. As I have discussed in previous articles it is crucial to think about plant form when making plant selections. Try also to think of the plant form in black and white with colour being a secondary consideration, this way it will encourage more interesting plant associations in the border. Colour most certainly should not be dismissed but try to keep in mind that the plant can look interesting before and after flowering. Embrace the whole growth cycle of the plant. Here are a few plant forms to consider when making your selection. The spire plant form helps to add vertical interest in any planting scheme and is a good contrast to mound forming shapes that are made by what I describe as filler plants. Fillers are things like Geranium ‘Brookside’, Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’ and Alchemilla mollis. Some spire shapes are taller than others, Salvia x sylvestris ‘Caradonna’ may only reach

the 400 mm height but the purple spires are good value as they attract the bees and flower for a long period. What’s more they are capable of producing a second flush of flower if cut back. For height and a little more drama I am a big fan of Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ which can reach 1.2 metres in the border with light violet blue flowers from summer through to early autumn. The added bonus is it also retains its plant form as it dies back in the autumn too! Plume plant form offer great contrast to the upright spire form. I especially like to use meadow sweet Filipendula ulmaria which offers beautiful plumes of fragrant cream flowers and is especially good as a herbal tea. Thalictrums also have pretty plumes and are one of the earlier flowering taller perennials. The grass Calamagrostis brachytricha has lovely flowers that work especially well in a naturalistic perennial planting. Button and globe plant form is again another contrasting form to consider. Phlomis russeliana has whorls of yellow flowers that are produced on robust square stems that grow to around 950 mm. I primarily use it because it holds its form well into the winter and the dead seed heads look great! Remember that brown is most definitely a colour too! Another favourite is Knautia macedonica that produces buttons of dark pink flowers suspended above the stems. When mixed with other plants it looks like the flowers are suspended in the air.

Daisy plant form is a very happy flowering plant form. Many of its form flower later in the summer like Asters and Rudbeckias, but Echinacea purpurea are earlier in the summer. They have a lovely central cone with petals that fold down like a shuttle cock. They too are especially good as a dying plant form in the border, and like the Phlomis, will attract the seed feeding birders later in the year. Umbel plant form are the horizontal performers that comprise lots of tiny flowers that form an umbrella-like flat flowering head. Plants like yarrow, fennel and hogweed are all classic umbels. Foeniculum vulgare ‘Giant Bronze’ and Foeniculum vulgare purpureum are great for height in the border easily reaching 1.8 metres. They are both forms of fennel and have pretty feathery foliage and a robust flowering stem that is good for winter too. I also like to use Achillea ‘Cerise Queen’ which produces a smaller flat flowering form. There are many hardy perennials that don’t fit neatly into a category and the modern way is to have mixed borders of flowers and shrubs. For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch.

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My Local Life

What’s your favourite local place to eat and drink? For special occasions the ‘Farmhouse at Redcoats’ at Redcoats Green. Great food and friendly staff in a traditional farmhouse with bar and restaurant and new conference and wedding facilities with accommodation. I also enjoy lunch at the John O’Gaunt public house situated in Sutton, they serve lovely home produced food, real ale and Jane and Jago are welcoming and friendly. If it’s a beer with the boys, The Rose & Crown Ashwell with Nicky and Billy. What was the last film you watched? ‘Dunkirk’. I was lucky enough to be invited to the film premiere in Leicester Square with my wife. Excellent film depicting the personal fear of our men with their backs to the sea and those that braved the English Channel mostly in pleasure crafts to bring our troops safely home. True British grit.

If you could have a dinner with anyone, who would it be? Most certainly Winston Churchill in my opinion one of the last great Statesman this country has ever known. Although I’m not sure I would have been able to keep up with his wine consumption. My first question would be his views on Brexit. Where do you like to take holidays? Long distance holidays were enjoyed earlier in life and now my wife and I enjoy walking the beautiful beaches and coastal paths of North Norfolk between Hunstanton and Cromer at every opportunity with our two Labrador retrievers, the huge blue skies in Norfolk are a sight to behold indeed. I also enjoy shorthaul trips around the Mediterranean when warmer weather is the issue.

100 years: British Window & General Cleaning Company

Established after the Great War in 1918 our company gave much needed employment to exservicemen and was in those days called The British Legion Window Cleaning Company.

The current CEO and third generation Clive Gilley has been at the helm since 1966 and the company today is proud to be joined by a fourth generation, Edward Gilley, in 2006 with his diligence Gilbros continues to serve old and new customers with a complete cleaning package. Full risk assessments are carried out and affiliation to safecontractor, who annually audit our procedures, ensures compliance with legislation.


The founder Henry Charles Gilley himself a Boer War and 1st World War veteran who died in 1943 left a well-respected business which then provided employment to his four second generation sons who returned from the Second World War. Celebrating 100 years is testament to our commitment to providing a Imagine how Henry Gilley would professional and reliable service. comprehend social media and the British Window & General emphasis on search engines to promote business today. Gilbros Ltd Cleaning Company receives valued customers positive 3 The Green, Steeple views for our centenary through our Morden SG8 0NB web page and 01763 853 322 / 07836 32 57 facebook. Our high standards moved the company forward into other fields such as Health & Safety products and other aspects of general cleaning in the 1960’s. We introduced the window cleaning squeegee which replaced the previously used chamois leather and latterly recognised pure water fed poles which enable windows to be cleaned safely from the ground and if required the traditional use of ladders preferred by some.

What sport do you follow? Since becoming less active in golf and contact sports I enjoy watching it done by the professionals, Rugby Union much preferred over football, F1 Motor Racing, Golf especially The Ryder Cup and Tennis the pinnacle being Wimbledon.

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What annoys you? Dodging pedestrians in Royston not looking where they’re going tapping away on mobile phones.

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When did you start working for Gilbros Ltd? I started working for the family business in 1966 and enjoyed playing a major part in expanding the cleaning company formed in 1918 by my grandfather into a major distribution company of Health and Safety products, then in 1982 adding the manufacturing of safety footwear to its operations. The original cleaning company today is being run by a fourth generation of the family Edward Gilley. After 52 years seeing the company trade I get great pleasure keeping in contact with long established customers and our workforce.

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A Little Further Afield Kaleidoscope of Life: Ely Cathedral’s Flower Festival Highly regarded by historians and architects from all over the world for its beauty and size, Ely Cathedral is widely acknowledged as ‘one of the wonders of the Medieval world’. Visible for miles around, the Cathedral is often referred to as ‘The Ship of the Fens’.

As well as being a major visitor attraction, the Cathedral serves as a cultural focal point for East Anglia by providing a unique venue for the arts & music, for exhibitions, lectures, concerts and theatre and, this month, for a magnificent Flower Festival.

The present building dates from 1081 and is a remarkable example of both Romanesque and Norman architecture. In addition to its unique Octagon Tower and magnificent Lady Chapel, Ely has the third longest nave of any UK Cathedral. The Cathedral’s role today is not so far removed from its days as a Benedictine monastery and offers regular daily worship with a special emphasis on choral music. It still maintains a resident choir of 22 choristers and six lay clerks and so continues the tradition of choral evensong every day of the week during term time.

The Festival’s creative Director is Chelsea gold medal winner, Roger Woolnough. Roger has overall responsibility for coordinating more than 50,000 blooms to create up to100 spectacular exhibits with the help of over 35 Flower Guilds from across the eastern region from Biggleswade to Lowestoft. Highlights will include a water feature, a floral arch the length of Ely’s impressive nave and an entire area dedicated to commemorating the end of WWI. The crowning glory is a 12 metre wide kaleidoscope of flowers positioned in splendour directly under Ely’s famous Octagon

Tower. Roger was the mastermind behind Ely’s highly successful 2013 festival which welcomed 20,000 visitors through the doors in four days, and is delighted to be back at the helm. “Ely provides a magnificent backdrop for any event but the sheer size and beauty of the building is a great inspiration for any artist or arranger. I am delighted to have the opportunity to be working on Ely’s Festival for a second time as it gives me a wonderful opportunity to design and create displays on a completely different level.” One of the most noteworthy displays will feature the new Ely Cathedral Rose. The rose has been produced by award winning East Anglian rose growers, Peter Beales, recognised worldwide for the preservation of old fashioned, historic and rare roses. As a specialist propagator of new blooms, they have won many prestigious awards including 24 Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is where the Ely Cathedral rose was officially unveiled. This highly scented, repeat flowering shrub plant produces a wonderful multi-headed display of deep red buds open to reveal double, ruffled blooms which was much admired by HRH Prince Charles at the Sandringham Flower Show this year, when he was inspecting a few of the new unnamed new species. Throughout the four day event there will be musical performances, talks and demonstrations by floral experts, delicious food & drink outlets and a bespoke Gift & Craft Marquee located in the Cathedral grounds.

Further information is available on the website or by calling the Box Office on 01353 660349

RotARY rOUND uP This is a very busy period for Rotary. Our French twin Rotary club from Parayle-Monial will visit us, a wonderful social event that tests both our French and their English. It always ends with ‘The Ashes’ competition, a series of - often silly - games to decide who holds the next visit, somehow the away team always seems to win

and must be the next hosts! It is also the final month for our current President, Graeme Dargie, and he will hand over power to incoming President David Blundell at the Presidents changeover meal to be held at Madingley Hall. The incoming committees will also be busy planning their programmes for the year and presenting them at a special meeting.

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Roysia Womens Club After Easter we had a social and tombola in aid of our charity. We have also had speakers such as Brian Carline on ‘Days of Dolly Blue and Izal’ with amusing memories of our lives during the 1940’s and 50’s; Carol Harris talking about the ‘Women’s Land Army’ during the Second World War and showing slides and outfits; Georgie Perrot on the colourful ‘History of the Royal Ballet’ with costumes

used in some of their ballets; and Amanda Sutherland, a costume designer, on ‘Trends of a Decade’ talking about fashion through the ages. We are a thriving club enjoying speaker meetings, fund raising events, socials and day trips. New members are always welcome and we meet in the Town Hall on Monday evenings from 810pm. Contact Wendy Pearce: 01763 231381


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Business energy efficiency North Herts Businesses are Urged to Cut Carbon, Cut Costs at Energy Workshop. Businesses in North Herts are invited to attend a FREE Energy Efficiency Breakfast Workshop at NHDC’s new offices on Gernon Road, Letchworth on Wednesday 6th June, 8 - 10am, hosted by Economic Development at North Herts District Council and the Letchworth Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the ‘Business Energy Efficiency Programme’. Industry experts will outline the business case for investing in energy efficiency, showing how the newest innovations and grant funding opportunities will contribute to significant cost and carbon savings for businesses. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) will be talking about new innovations in building energy efficiency and Howard Crompton

(NHDC) will talk about the refurb of NHDCs Council offices. The BEE programme offers grant funding to businesses looking to make energy efficient investments, such as LED lighting, heating and cooling systems or electric vehicles. It’s a collaborative project covering the GCGP Local Enterprise Partnership area and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. To book your space, visit email or call 01733 88259

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You will have seen four new signs have been erected to protect the ground nesting birds on Lankester Hill. Meadow Pipits and Skylarks are breeding until the end of July so we ask that to stop dogs quartering, either take a wide berth or have them on a lead in this area. Please keep yourselves, your dogs and your children on the paths and do not allow dogs to chase the birds or to scare them.

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Volunteers- With a group of volunteers, we have started to tackle some of the saplings and encroaching scrub at the bottom of the Church Hill. We set up this group to help us manage the site and are extremely grateful for their input. Lankester Hill (Eastern side of Therfield Heath, above the chalk track and from the Golf club to the Rifle range)

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Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens and with improving weather comes increased usage by everyone. Please remember that above all, the majority of Therfield Heath is a nature reserve and should be treated as such by all who visit it. Sheep-The sheep will return to the heath in June. Therfield Heath is a SSSI for its open chalk grassland, so that is what we manage it for. If we don’t make an effort to keep the grassland open, it will revert to scrub and eventually woodland. Scrub has its place and is beneficial for many species, but if left unmanaged, would cover the site entirely. We need to graze the site because the alternative of cutting and collecting is not viable on much of the site: Some slopes are too steep and it is prohibitively expensive. The grazing helps to keep the scrub at bay and the sward short, encouraging the huge variety of wildflowers and insects the site is renowned for. So, please bear with any temporary fencing around the sheep and please keep all dogs on leads, for the sake of the welfare of the sheep and the management of the site. You can stay up to date via The Listing, the map on the Heath Sports Club, our website and social media.

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RoYSTON DISTRICT & lOCAL hISTORY sOCIETY Our May meeting began with the AGM, then a very interesting talk from Richard Till ‘Who Do You Think You Are.’ Richard explained that Celts have strong prominent features, clearly defined chins are relatively dark skinned with black or red hair. Typical Celts are Terry Wogan and Gaby Logan. Anglo Saxons have oval shaped faces, with high cheek

bones and regular features. For example Dirk Bogarde and Audrey Hepburn. It is interesting to look around and try to work out who comes from where.

Our next season begins on th October and will be held in the Heritage Hall, Town Hall at 8pm. It is entitled Rectors of Therfield by Richard Genochio. Free to members

June Screenings at the Royston Picture Palace Royston Picture Palace are running a reduced programme during the quieter summer months. Keep an eye on our website for what’s coming up in the summer. Fri 15th June at 7.30pm

My Generation


Sat 16th June at 7.30pm

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Sat 30th June at 7.30pm

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A Fantastic BBQ Rub

James Day, Head Chef at the awardwinning Belle Freehouse in Bassingbourn shares the secret of his BBQ Rub. Assemble your ingredients: 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp cayenne pepper 1 lemon zested (reserve juice) Fresh parsley Rubbed thyme (small handful) A few fresh chillies (depending on heat preference) or chilli flakes will suffice Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, season with freshly cracked black pepper and salt flakes, being careful not to be too generous with the salt as it may dry out the meat, and mix well. Rub the dry mix into or over your chosen meat and leave it to rest, refrigerated and covered, for a minimum of two hours - however overnight would be preferable. Before you begin cooking, remember to remove the meat from the fridge in advance to allow time for it to come to room temperature. When cooking, use the juice that has been drawn out the meat as it rested to baste it. Once cooked, grab your reserved lemon juice and squeeze over finally finishing with fresh parsley. The Belle Freehouse and Restaurant North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NZ 01763 250921

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What’s On... Wild Bedtime Stories with Vital Spark

Fri 1st Jun, 5 – 6.30pm Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, CB22 3AE This event is especially for the little ones to enjoy some bedtime stories in a beautiful outdoor setting. Wear your pyjamas, dressing gowns, onesies (and probably wellies!) And bring your favourite teddy!

Junior Park Run

Every Sun 10 – 11am Wimpole Estate Royston, Arrington SG8 0BW, UK Weekly 2k timed run for 4-14 year olds.

Meldreth Open Gardens

Pamper Evening

Fri 1st June, 7-9pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT Advanced tickets are £3 or £5 on the night.

Sun 3rd Jun, 1.30 – 5.30pm Meldreth Village Church, SG8 6NT A range of gardens open to suit all interests as well as teas and a plant stall at Meldreth village church. All proceeds go to maintaining the fabric of Meldreth church. Cost: £4 adults, children 50p. Tickets available on the day.

Park Run

Hinxton Watermill Open Day

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

Glassy Garden Bunting

Sat 2nd Jun, 10am – 1pm Letchworth Settlement, Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB Add colour and individuality to your garden with some decorative glass bunting. No previous experience required.

Crafty Kids Little Gardeners

Sat 2nd Jun, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 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. This event is being run in conjunction with Naturally Royston.

Meldreth & Orchard Manor Open Day

Sat 2nd Jun, 11am – 6pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Pop along and find out about career opportunities at Meldreth & Orchard Manor School.

Outdoor Theatre Event

Sat 2nd Jun, 6.30 – 7.30pm Fowlmere Village Hall, Chrishall Rd, SG8 7RY Illyria will be performing Hugh Lofting’s The Adventures of Dr Dolittle. Bringing to life a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure.

Theatre at Leper Chapel: Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Sat 2nd Jun, 8 – 9.30pm Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, CB5 8JJ The ‘uncanny boundary between life and death’ is explored in this evening of suspenseful tales from the greatest of the gothic writers.

Fly Navy

Sun 3rd Jun, 9am – 6pm Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade Fly Navy is a celebration of naval heritage aircraft from the early 1900s to 1960s. This event is supported by the outstanding work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust, who have secured a memorable line-up of extraordinary and historic aircraft for a thrilling show.

A Day Retreat for Body & Soul Sun 3rd Jun,10am – 4pm Letchworth Centre For Healthy Living, SG6 3NA Experience exquisite relaxation and learn secrets of grounding, centering and strengthening at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living. 01462 678804

Cambs County Show

Sun 3rd Jun,10am – 5pm Wimpole Home Farm, SG8 0BW Traditional crafts, livestock, rural crafts and displays, vintage tractors, fairground and ring events plus much more.

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Sun 3rd Jun, 2.30 – 5.30pm Hinxton Watermill, CB10 1RD Drop in and explore this impressive 17th century working watermill, built on a site dating back to the Domesday Book. Hinxton Mill, owned by CambridgePPF and run by volunteer guides, is located in charming surroundings in the village of Hinxton on the River Cam

Teatime Praise

Sun 3rd Jun, 3.30 – 5.30pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Wandlebury Adventurers’ Club Mon 4th Jun, 6 – 8pm Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, CB22 3AE The action-packed Wandlebury Adventurers’ Club takes place on five consecutive Monday evenings each term and you can sign up for a term (£60) or for an individual session (£14).

Toddler Music & Dance

Fri 8th Jun,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.

Adult Movement Class

Fri 8th Jun, 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. Booking in advance essential.

Royston Folk Club Showcase Fri 8th Jun, 7 – 11pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring the start of the ‘Young Artists Competition supported by Creative Royston.

Royston Arts Society

Fri 8th Jun, 8 – 10pm Market Hill Rooms Fish Hill, SG8 9DW, Malcolm Cudmore will demonstrate his skillful art of oil painting on the 8 June for Royston Art Society with the subject being Landscapes. Malcolm always produces very high quality work so aspiring oil painters don’t miss this.

Mummy and Me Classes

Every Tuesday, 6 – 7pm The Meridian School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JH 15 weeks on Free fun football activities.

Sat 9th Jun, 8.35 – 9am Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3NA, UK A lovely opportunity for you to help introduce your toddler to basic ballet movements and rhythm in a fun way. Sessions will use toys, instruments and other props to enhance marching, clapping, spatial awareness and changing direction. 01462 678804

Cut Costs at Energy Workshop

Letchworth Settlement Fair

Off The Bench

Wed 6th Jun, 8 – 10am Committee Rooms 2-3, NHDC Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth SG6 3JF Industry experts will outline the business case for investing in energy efficiency, showing how the newest innovations and grant funding opportunities will contribute to significant cost and carbon savings for businesses.

Health Walk

Wed 6th Jun, 1.30 – 2.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Join us for a leisurely and social walk and refreshments afterwards.

Tots in Church

Thu 7th Jun, 9.30 – 11am Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP It’s a relaxed, informal way of community worship for little people and their carers. It’s also an opportunity for adults and children to share positive time together.

Meditation Class

Thu 7th Jun, 7 – 8pm RCHC, Market Hill, Royston, SG8 9JS The meditation is an on-going class on alternate weeks. 01763 247440

The Lightwaves

Thu 7th Jun, 8 – 10pm The Plough Shepreth, SG8 6PP, Unique acoustic duo. Contact:

Sat 9th Jun, 9.30am – 12.30p Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB From gourmet goods, to plants and books this is a major fundraising event at The Settlement where we will also be launching our new 2018/19 course brochure.

Community Showcase Launch: Royston Town Band Sat 9th Jun, 10.30 – 11.30am 5 King St, Royston SG8 5AL, View the new community showcase displaying the rich history of the Town Band. Experience Town Band members playing. Share your memories and memorabilia about the band’s history.

Lucies’ Boutique – Preloved Children’s Wear Agency Sat 9th Jun, 12.30 – 4pm Market Hill Rooms Fish Hill, SG8 9DW We stock quality second hand & new, baby & children’s clothes (0 – 5 years), designer to high street, all in nearly new condition, waiting to be worn again. Contact

Cheeki Monkeys

Sat 9th Jun, 2 – 4pm Bounce HQ, Perry Road, Harlow, CM18 7NR Save up to 90% on quality pre loved goods from clothes, toys, to prams and more. 07825 875287

Something in The Air (Tonight . . .)

Sat 9th Jun, 7 – 9pm Trumpington Meadows, CB2 9LT Dick Newell from Action For Swifts will be joining the rangers to give a talk on these wonderful birds – the Trust will be unveiling a new swift box, then walking the meadows to look for swifts. Contact: 01223 665742 for more information.

Royston Lions Quiz Evening

Sat 9th Jun, 7.45 – 10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Teams of up to 8. £5 per person. Licensed Bar. For more information and bookings contact Keith on 08458 335842

Orwell Vintage & Antique Fair Sun 10th Jun, 10am-4pm Orwell Village Hall, High Street,SG8 5QN Antique & Vintage Stalls with Tea & Cake.

Monday Club

Mon 11th Jun, 3.30 – 5pm Royston Methodist Church, 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.

Business Continuity with Linda Goodchild

Mon 11th Jun, 7.30 – 10pm Banyers House, Royston, SG8 7BZ Business Babble womens’ networking group

Lino Printing

Tue 12th Jun, 10am – 12.30pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Liz Beardwell printing workshop using the original 1855 Crow printing press to produce your own unique lino cut prints. £5 per person. Booking Essential. or call 01763 242587

Volunteer Centre Drop In

Tue 12th Jun, 10am – 12pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Come in to find out about volunteering in the local area.

A Writing Taster

Tue 12th Jun, 7.15 – 9.15pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB Would you like to have a go at writing, but are unsure what to expect from a Get Writing course at The Settlement? This one-off ‘taster evening’ is an opportunity to find out if the classes are for you.

Get Wild at Madingley

Wed 13th Jun, 7 – 9pm Madingley Hall, High St, CB23 8AQ Join the Wildlife Trust’s Cambridge Local Group on an evening walk for a rare opportunity to explore the glorious gardens and wildlife at Madingley Hall.

Royston Day Centre AGM

Thu 14th Jun, 9 – 11am The Old Barn, Upper King St, SG8 9AZ

Bourn Primary Summer BBQ Thu 14th Jun, 4 – 6.30pm Bourn Primary School, CB23 2SP Swimming, pony rides and more.

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Leisure Family Friendly Events

Melbourn Village College GCSE Art Exhibition

Fri 22nd Jun, 7.30 – 10pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU An evening of music showcasing the talents of young musicians from Royston Saturday Morning Music School and Roysia Middle School.

Fri 15th Jun, 7 – 9pm The Plough Shepreth, 12 High St, SG8 6PP Melbourn Village College GCSE Art Exhibition

Discover Royston’s Past

Fri 15th Jun, 6.45 – 9pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Discover the town’s rich history, with a guided/self-guided tour of the historic town centre and key sites. When you’ve completed the trail retire to the Museum for wine and nibbles.

June Evening Airshow

Sat 16th Jun, 12 – 6pm Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade Close to mid-Summer with the light typically at its best long into the evening this classic flying evening at Shuttleworth will have a relaxed atmosphere, and one of the best chances to see the Edwardian aircraft if the weather is calm and favourable enough for these incredible aircraft to take to the skies.

Fri 22nd Jun, 7 – 11pm Meldreth Village Hall, Elin Way, SG8 6LX In aid of Home Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire.

Mini Music Fest

Movie Night

Fri 22nd Jun, 8 – 10pm All Saints Community Hall, Vicarage Cl, Melbourn, SG8 6DY Mavis 01763 260686

Touch Rugby Tournament Sat 23rd Jun, 10am-5pm The Heath Sports Club, SG8 5BG A fun filled day for 14 years +

Melbourn Fete

Sat 23rd June 1-5pm The Moor, Melbourn, Royston SG8, UK Fun and fundraisng for Melbourn is back! Come join us on The Moor for a great day out for all the family.

Flash Fiction – Creating Fiction in 5 minutes workshop

Sat 16th Jun, 1 – 4pm Bassingbourn Community Primary School, SG8 5NP Free Entry

Sat 23rd Jun, 10am – 3pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, SG6 4UB If you have ever wondered where to start or had writers’ block, this is the writing workshop for you! By using five minute exercises to produce flash fiction, you will learn how it’s possible to write short stories.

Therfield Village Fete

Guided Heath Walk

Bassingbourn Community Primary School Summer Fair

Sat 16th Jun, 1 – 4pm St Mary’s Church, Therfield, SG8 9QD A great afternoon of fun for all the family!

Friends of Reed Church – Barn Dance

Sat 16th Jun, 5.30 – 10.30pm Queenbury Barn, Reed There will be a Wild West BBQ and Licensed Bar. Adult £20, Child £10, Family £50. Liz Jakeman – 01763 848398,

The Plough Pinkster Gin May Ball Sat 16th Jun, 7 – 10pm The Plough Shepreth, 12 High St, SG8 6PP Ballgowns, Pinkster Cocktails, Canapés, 2-course meal, live music with Dickie De Vere and the Dorchester Mavericks.

10th Anniversary Walk

Wed 20th Jun, 6.30 – 8pm Coton Countryside Reserve, CB23 7PZ Join us for a guided evening walk around the reserve to enjoy the wildlife and views. For more information: www.

Sat 23rd Jun,10am – 12pm The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG A short walk of the historic Therfield Heath with commentary on the Heath’s flowers by the walk’s leaders Janet & Roger Moreton of Royston Ramblers. Optional additional longer 4 - 5 mile walk after the Heath section of the walk.

Watercolour Workshop with Ian McManus Sat 23rd Jun,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. Fee £25 for the day. 01763 261808 or

Garden of Eden Heritage Walk Sat 23rd Jun, 11am – 1pm Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1JW To commemorate the occasion, CambridgePPF will be hosting two guided heritage walks in Cambridge, starting at Christ’s Pieces at the Princess Diana Rose Arbour and ending at the Clarendon Arms pub.

Sat 23rd Jun, 7.30 – 11pm St.Mary’s Church, Mill St, Ashwell, SG7 5LY The Ashwell Annual Barn Dance. Live Music, Hog roast and more.

Sat 30th Jun, 10.45am – 4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Bag a bargain book! Monthly book sale run by the Friends of Royston Museum. Last Saturday of every month. For more information visit:

Sun 24th Jun, 9.30am – 1pm Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living SG6 3NA This workshop will introduce strategies to help you to find oases of stillness in your life at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living. For more information: 01462 678804

Reed Strawberry Festival

Sat 30th Jun, 12 – 4pm St Marys Church Reed, SG8 8AN, The Church and Friends of Reed First School invite you to a BBQ, Bar and Strawberry Tea with entertainment and stalls.

Run Orwell

Sun 24th Jun, 10am – 1pm Orwell Recreation Ground Town Green Rd, Orwell, Royston SG8 5QL, UK 10K, 5K and 2K Fun Run.

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Royston In Blue

Sun 24th Jun, 11am – 3pm Therfield Heath, Royston SG8 9NU Join us to create a sea of blue at Therfield Heath in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at our 5k fun run/walk. 6 golden t-shirts have also been placed randomly again this year, should you get your hands on one, you will receive a prize.

Sat 30th Jun, 1 – 4pm Cokenach Gardens, Burloes Farm, Royston SG8 8DL Cokenach gardens will be open in aid of Khandel light and Barkway Church Fund. There will be a treasure hunt for the children, teas, snacks and cakes. Ice creams and Cokenach cider will be for sale. There’ll be a plant stall, for you to stock up on your summer tomato plants and beautiful water colour paintings for sale. A raffle will be held for hampers including Cokenach Cider. Sorry - No Dogs.

Bourn Windmill Open Day and Teas

Sun 24th Jun 2 – 4pm Bourn Windmill Cambridge CB23 2SU, Come and see inside one of the oldest mills in the country, set in beautiful scenery near Bourn village. A perfect location for a picnic. For more information:

Happy’s Circus

Sat 30th Jun, 2 – 5pm Icknield Walk First School, Poplar Dr, SG8 7EZ Icknield Walk School have happy’s circus visiting with a bbq and mini fete. Limited tickets available from the school and Mia Caro.

Afternoon Tea with Music

Sun 24th Jun, 3.30 – 5.30pm All Saints Community Hall Vicarage Cl, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DY ‘Roy Crosby’s Great Little Jazz Band’ Mavis 01763 260686

Serenade to Music

Sat 30th Jun, 5.30 – 8.30pm Barkway Parish Church, SG8 8EJ ‘A Sprig of Thyme’, a medley of English folk songs arranged by John Rutter Tickets available from choir members, online at, on the door or from Caroline Franks – tel. 01920 822723 email

Pub Quiz At The Plough

Tue 26th Jun, 8 – 10pm The Plough, 12 High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Six rounds with Tom Canning.

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Wed 27th Jun, 8 – 10pm The Heath Sports Club, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Free drink, news and photos from this year’s visits.

Friday Fizz Networking

Fri 29th Jun, 5.30 – 7.30pm The Heath Sports Club, Baldock Rd, Royston SG8 5BG 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:

Royston Folk Club Concert

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Friends Book Sale

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A Night at the Races

Wild West Hoe Down


Thu 14th Jun, 8 – 10pm Hidden Rooms Cambridge CB5 8BA Jeff Williams’ fourth album for Whirlwind, Lifelike was recorded in front of an enthusiastic Vortex audience on a sultry June evening.

Sat 30th Jun, 10am – 4pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL, An event for serious model train enthusiasts, as well as our younger visitors, who are obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine. Pop into the Museum and see the train layouts put together by Royston Railway Club, on display for one-day only. Train themed craft activity provided for the kids.

Sat 23rd Jun, 7.30 – 9.30pm All Saints Community Hall Vicarage Cl, Melbourn, SG8 6DY With light supper. Mavis 01763 260686

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Jeff Williams International Sextet

Wed 20th Jun, 6.30 – 8pm Eternit Sports and Social Club Whaddon Rd, Meldreth, Royston SG8 5RL, UK Over 40 stalls, 200 classic and custom show places and 2000 bikes on site makes for a rather nice evening! If you wish to know more about the show or how to join the club go to or email

Royston & District Model Railway Club

The Prosecco Monologues


Thu 14th Jun, 7.30 – 9.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Pat’s mother died when she and her brothers were very young and luckily their father was able to have them admitted to the orphanage established by Andrew Reed. Come and hear about their education and happy life there.

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sUMMER IN THE CITY Midsummer Fair & Market

Strawberry Fair has started the summer season in Cambridge for over 0 years. This years theme is Heroes! Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular, free, entirely volunteer run, one day music & arts event in Cambridge, attracting over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. On the first Saturday of June and now past their 40th year, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common to celebrate their vibrant and creative city. Strawberry Fair Sat 2nd June Midsummer Common

Hot dogs, toffee apples, warm candy floss, dodgems, roundabouts, ghost trains, rollercoasters…nothing beats the magic of the fair! Everyone can remember the spell it cast as a child so why not re-live that experience and treat kids to a night out they’ll remember amongst the lights and excitement! The ancient fair has been visiting Cambridge for centuries, making it the country’s oldest travelling fun fair. It is also one of the largest, featuring all the very best rides associated with a fun fair together with an array of traditional market stalls selling china, clothes and shoes. Midsummer Fair & Market Wed 20th - Mon 25th June Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Jazz & Brass in the Parks Just turn up, bring a picnic and enjoy Jazz and Brass in Cambridge’s beautiful leafy parks! Royston Town Band Sat 10th June, 3-5pm Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, CB1 8DW Cambridge Youth Jazz Band & Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Orchestra Sun 1st July, 3-5pm Jesus Green, Cambridge events/jazz-and-brass-parks

2018 FIFA World Cup England has been drawn in Group G along with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

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Royston’s original Indian restaurant is re-launching as an exclusive takeaway opposite Royston station



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Monday 18th June against Tunisia at Volgograd Arena. This image shows “The Motherland Calls” in Volgograd - the tallest statue of a women in the world. At 85 meters it is almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty.

Thursday 28th June against Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium. The image shows Kneiphof island with cathedral.

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Sunday 2th June against panama at Nizhny Novgorod Standium. The Nizhny Novgorod Fair (main building Look out for local pubs and pictured) was a commerce centre clubs showing the games! established to sell up to half the

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Golf & Cocktails! 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. So, after 18 holes players will be able to enjoy a cocktail or two at the nineteenth! Support for the day has been

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. For further information please contact Tom on

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Citrus and Gin Drizzle cake

after it has cooled a little. Some people prick holes in the cake surface and some pour onto a completely cold cake. Do whatever works best for sponge. Cream your butter and caster sugar until you, my preference is a warm (but not hot) cake, I the mixture becomes fluffy and light in texture don’t make holes in the surface and I tend to add Saturday 9th of June marks the tenth anniversary and pale in colour. Now add in the eggs one by the icing in two or three goes preferring to top up one, whisking well between each addition. Be of World Gin Day. Now, it is no secret in the Le the icing as it is absorbed into the cake rather aware that if the eggs are added too quickly, or Fey house and circle of friends that I am partial than flood it in one go. not whisked in enough, the mixture may split at to the odd gin and I do favour the more citrus flavours over the spiced or woody ones. So what this stage. Now stir in the lemon zest, flour, baking Leave to cool completely, then cut into pieces powder, ground almond and the lemon juice and and enjoy with your favourite G&T or tea without better way to celebrate than to combine gin and stir carefully to mix all the ingredients together but the “G!” cake? However, if you are not a gin fan simply leave it out, the addition of a little extra juice to the not to knock all the air out of the batter. Happy World Gin Day! icing will make up the quantities. As for how long will the cake keep, I am afraid I can not tell you as Pour the cake batter into the tin and place in the centre of the oven for approximately 30 minutes I have never had any left to find out! or until the cake has turned a golden You will need a 20cm square baking tin, that has brown colour and is springy to the touch. been greased and lined. While the cake is baking let’s make up the icing. Begin by zesting one whole lemon For the cake and half the grapefruit. Combine the zest 160g butter- room temperature works best and the juice then add the granulated 160g caster sugar 3 eggs from happy and healthy free running hens sugar and stir. Now, the secret to a good drizzle cake, I believe, is in the “crunch or ducks and zingy-ness” of the icing. After way Finely grated zest of one lemon and one too much research, I have concluded grapefruit that the consistency of the icing should 110g plain flour be such that the sugar remains partially 1 tsp baking powder undissolved. So into the sugar, zest and 50g ground almonds juice add just enough gin so as the sugar Juice of one lemon remains “gritty” within the mixture. Have For the icing no fear dear reader, should you be “over 100g granulated sugar generous” with your gin simply add more Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 grapefruit sugar until you have the texture we are A goodly measure of your favourite gin looking for. After you have lined your baking tray and a Now all that remains to be done is for you set your oven to 170°C, let’s begin making the to pour the icing over the top of the cake

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The Listing Lists: Journeys of Discovery Reading List As part of the Royston Arts Festival we have worked with Royston Library to put together a reading list of titles loosely on the theme of “Journeys of Discovery”. It’s just for fun, but we’d love to hear from you if you read a book from the list or if you would like to let us know of a title that would have been on your list.

1. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster 2. Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne 3. The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer 4. Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak 5. On the Road, Jack Kerouac

6. Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found, Cheryl Strayed 7. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson 8. The Odyssey, Homer “probably the best indian cuisine in and around Royston”

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9. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything, Elizabeth Gilbert 10. Pour Me: A Life, A A Gil 11. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck 12. The Life of Pi, Yann Martel 13. Lion: A Long Way Home, Saroo Brierley 14. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams A limited number of copies of each book are available from Royston Library.

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Summer Makeup Tips We are certainly hoping for some sunshine over the next few months. If your sitting in the sun on a beach, in a beer garden or dressing up in the heat you want to be sure your makeup stays in place. Here I have my top tips on summer makeup.

Firstly, I’d recommend using a oil free moisturiser especially if you already have oily skin. A tinted moisturiser can be handy. If you feel comfortable you can replace foundation for tinted moisturizer. Priming your face is particularly important as it’ll help to keep your makeup in place. If you feel comfortable to avoid concealer and foundation then skip it. If you do use foundation and concealer, use a damp sponge and apply a very thin coat. Make sure your foundation has an SPF as well. The less you put on the less there is to sweat off. I’d recommend using a powder brush and dusting a loose

translucent powder around your T-zone but be sure to be very light handed when doing so. Regarding eye makeup, use a waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I’d avoid dark eyeshadow and cat eye liner as this can be very vunerable to smudging. Remember to use primer on your eyes as this will hold the eye makeup better.

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Hertfordshire based hospice launches WW1 Centenary Cycle Challenege.

Places on this once in a lifetime trip, scheduled for 14th to 17th September, are limited. The cost of the ride is ÂŁ490 and riders are Garden House Hospice Care, expected to raise over ÂŁ1000 for in North Hertfordshire, has set Garden House Hospice Care. a unique and memorable cycle Riders are expected to be at challenge in September to least moderate cyclists with commemorate 100 years since moderate level of fitness to ride the end of the Great War. approximately 275 miles in total; there will be a few groups to Setting off from the UK’s first hospice, St Christopher’s Hospice offer varied routes and distances each day. in South London, cyclists will follow the Pilgrims Way to To find out more visit: Folkestone. Over the next three days they will follow the old front line from the historic Belgium town of Ypres, travelling south over the battlefields at Loos, Vimy Ridge and the Somme. The ride will finish at the site of the signing of the Armistice in the Forest of Compiegne. Richard Harbon, Community Fundraiser at Garden House Hospice Care, commented: “The WW1 Centenary Cycle Challenge is a unique opportunity to be part of something that will provide lifelong memories whilst enabling cyclists to raise vital funds for Garden House Hospice Care, which serves the communities of North Herts and Stevenage. “

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Royston townswomen Report In May Richard Thomas took us for a stroll along the Fosse Way, a Roman road which links Exeter in the Southwest and Lincoln on the other side of England.

Aerial views, maps, photos and commentary provided an interesting insight into the origins and history of this 214 mile road. Richard explained its construction and how it is still possible to walk the road. Following the original

plan, we found ourselves on existing motorways, narrow tracks and in muddy lanes, where evidence of the road still survives. We finally arrived at the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral. Royston Townswomen’s Guild meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month in The Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall, 1.5 to pm. Pauline Gates: 01763 22131

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Now that summer threatens to emerge, Touch Training at the Heath is attracting 20+ players. Sat 23rd June, 10am - 5pm Anyone and everyone aged 14+ Royston Heath is welcome to join in, regardless of sex, fitness or skill. Training is

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Royston in blue Royston In Blue is back on Sunday 2th of June, a 5k Fun Run/Walk for the entire family.

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Therfield Heath, Royston, SG8 5BG Race begins at 11am Unfortunately, we don’t have much in our collection about Joseph. We Joseph Towne was born in do have an Royston in 1808. As a young image of his man, he liked making clay models father, Thomas Towne, who was a of animals. There’s lots of clay Reverend and an artist. It would around so there was plenty for see this artistic trait was passed him to work with. on to his son. One day, he wanted a new Sometimes history can be really challenge and set himself the inspiring. Joseph had an amazing task of creating a wax model of talent that led to a life time of a human skeleton. We have a wonderful, useful and interesting copy of an article about this which work. Wouldn’t it be great if describes how he was “aided by we could all find a “friendly pictures in books and separate gravedigger” – someone to help bones which he borrowed us achieve our ambitions! occasionally from a friendly gravedigger”.

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Parkinson’s & the Tango Effect challenges our perceptions of disability. It is essential reading for those with a professional interest Parkinson’s & the Tango Effect, in dance and Parkinson’s, and for written by Kate Swindlehurst is the researchers in the field. story of an incredible year in her life as a woman with Parkinson’s. It’s also a book for the ordinary It began with a tango lesson and reader, for those living with a chronic condition, and for grew into an exploration of the the tango and Parkinson’s healing potential of the dance. communities worldwide. Quirky, intimate and unashamedly Literary Lunch: Jude Simpson hosts literary, the book takes an a chat with Kate Swindlehurst, The unflinching look at the dark side Old Bull Inn Royston, Tuesday 3rd but also at reasons to celebrate. July, 12.15 - 2.15pm It builds on research on the impact of dance on Parkinson’s For more details 01763 262262 or symptoms and takes it a stage further, with a behind-the-scenes Tickets: record of private lessons and hsrsc £15 contributions from tango teachers. It documents the emotional and A Night at the Races social benefits of the dance and Have a flutter in aid of Homeits impact on the quality of life. Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire. This is a cash only event to don’t forget to pop to the bank for your stake money! Cash Bar, Ploughmans’ Supper and a raffle. A Night at the Races, Meldreth Village Hall, 7pm Tickets: £12 01763 262262 or How do you deal with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s? Dancing is probably the last thing on your mind…

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Opening Up A World Of Opportunities Have you ever heard of the U3A? Does the University of the Third Age mean anything to you? It’s a network of groups offering learning and social opportunities for people who are retired or no longer in full time employment. No, it’s not about Bingo or gossiping; it’s about keeping up to date, extending your horizons and stretching both mind and body. U3As can be as small as 12 members and as large as 2000; Melbourn & District U3A has over 500 members with 33 groups devoted to current affairs debates, computing, yoga, walking, quizzes, poetry, bridge, badminton, science, croque...the list goes on. Every month we have a speaker; recent ones have covered Police dog training, the aviatrix Amy Johnson, the responsibilities of a magistrate, the causes and treatments for stress, and walks around London. There are outings too; how do the Isle of Wight, Stratford on Avon, the gardens at RHS Wisley, Airbus Space Systems and the Mars lander sound? National events encompass lectures at the Royal Institution and the Royal Society, talks and concerts in Birmingham, London, Cambridge

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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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The Listing Royston - June 2018  
The Listing Royston - June 2018