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Royston Edition July 2018 Issue 155

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RICHMOND’S COACHES Day Trips & Special Events

10 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 25 Jul 26 Jul 28 Jul 31 Jul 2 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug

ADULT Whitstable £17.50 Wells-Next-The-Sea £17.50 Aldeburgh £17.50 Sandringham Flower Show £33.00 Great Yarmouth £17.50 Hunstanton £17.50 £35.00 Kew Gardens & Palace Countryfile Live – Blenheim Palace £48.00 Southwold £17.50 Blakeney Seals and Birds £34.00 Brighton £19.50 Festival Of Quilts – NEC Birmingham £36.00 Stamford Market Day & Barnsdale Gardens £36.00 Stratford-upon-Avon £25.00 Southend-on-Sea £17.50 Oxford £25.00 Cromer £17.50 Greenwich £23.00 Wells-Next-The-Sea £17.50 Broadstairs £17.50 Canterbury £26.00 Clacton Air Show £17.50

Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 16 Aug The Glenn Miller Show (Tommy Steele) £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 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 8 Nov Phantom of the Opera – Matinee £55.00 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 13 Feb *Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 17 Mar Lets Face the Music – RAH – Matinee £67.50 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 27 Aug Isle Of Wight 27 Aug Warners Bodelwyddan Castle 2 Sep Bournemouth 16 Sep Sidmouth & South Devon 1 Oct Poole & The Jurassic Coast 22 Oct Warners Cricket St Thomas 29 Oct Warners Holme Lacy 2 Dec Bath Xmas Markets & Longleat 4 Dec Edinburgh Christmas Markets 17 Dec Warners Cricket St Thomas

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There is so much going on this summer! Every weekend there is a fete or fair or event to go to, so have a look in the What’s On section and plan your month! There are lots of things to do for all our school age children who will be eagerly awaiting the start of six weeks of freedom!

Next Deadline Friday 13th July

We are looking forward to al fresco dining - at home with a BBQ or at one of our lovely pubs in town or in the villages. We may even pack the odd picnic to take on a walk or on a bike ride. If you are out and about look out for Larkspur which is July’s flower in some traditions. Its star like blue flowers are a delight. Wishing you a fantastic month,

The Listing Team

Cath Director

Sharon Advertising

Kate Editor & Designer

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Out & About Think Garden, Think Richard What’s On

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My Local Life


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


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Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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Out & About Steeple Morden Remembers Primary School Summer Fete

The people of Steeple Morden have been rummaging through attics and trunks to find memorabilia depicting the life, times and social history of the village from World War I to the present day.

This year’s theme is “Bookfest” in support of the school library. Come and enjoy the usual fun activities. Steeple Morden School, Saturday 7th July, 1 to 4pm

Open Gardens


Come and look around our “100 Years of Memories” exhibition. Many village organisations have been researching their histories with photos, newspaper cuttings and scrapbooks.

In Steeple Morden over 12 gardens of all shapes, sizes and styles will be open to visitors. Programmes will be available from the Village Hall or exhibiting gardens. Adults £5, children under 16 free. Sunday 8th July, 2 to 5pm Refreshments available at the Village Hall (Reg Charity 300421)

Reflections on the Great War

Reflections on the First World War in Words, Music & Song - ‘The Beauty & The Sorrow’.

Learn the history of many buildings from pubs to dwellings and shops to farms. Lots of memorabilia including old toys, books and games will be on display. “100 Years of Memories” Exhibition, St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Steeple Morden, Wednesday 4th July to Wednesday 18th July. Free Entry Opening times: Weekdays: 3pm to 6.30pm; Weekends 11am to 4pm Friday 13th July we have later viewing until 7.30pm. Come and enjoy some refreshments with licensed cash bar from 6p pm

St Peter & St Paul Church, Saturday 14th July, 7.30pm. Licensed Bar. Tickets £10, to include light refreshments, available from Steeple Morden Post Office.

355th USAAF Fighter Group

The 355th USAAF Fighter Group will be commemorating 75 years since their arrival at their base between Steeple Morden and Litlington. A Service of Commemoration will be held at the Memorial, Litlington Road, Steeple Morden, Friday 6th July, 11am

Hog Roast & Live Music

Steeple Morden Village Hall, Friday 6th July, from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets from Steeple Morden Post Office. Adults £12, children under 12 years £5

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KateWillis With over 30 years experience in the West End jewellery trade, in areas as diverse as manufacturing, design, retail and buying, Kate Willis is now offering a By Appointment Personal Jeweller service to the county, allowing the client the convenience and privacy of home consultations.

Business Profile

Trained as a gemmologist and a qualified Registered Valuer, Kate has travelled the world buying gemstones for some of the UK’s top designers, working alongside the best talent, she has transformed their visions into objects of the utmost luxury.



Acting as a consultant to several Diamond Investment funds, Kate’s expertise in the sourcing and valuing of diamonds and precious stones places her in a unique position to find the perfect and best value stones for her clients. This, alongside her creative flair and in-depth knowledge of trends and innovations in the jewellery sphere allows her to offer a full design service to assist in bringing your ideas to life. Whether you wish to re-design sentimental or inherited jewellery into a wearable memory, are seeking gifting ideas for corporate or personal celebrations, and above all require independent, specialist and completely free advice, Kate can bring her full range of skills to any of your jewellery requirements.

Working as a Director at one of the UK’s leading bridal jewellery companies, Kate came to realise it is the connection with individual clients that has bought most satisfaction to her working life, 07788 698 583 creating one off items and forming ongoing and enduring relationships with those whom she advises, whether repairing their jewellery or safe guarding a treasured item by valuing for insurance or probate Bangle created from broken and unworn purposes. jewellery to match existing bangle

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In June WI AM held their outing to Hughenden Manor. The manor was the much loved home of Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 to 1881. Disraeli was Queen Victoria’s favourite prime minster and there is an exhibition of gifts she gave to him. The formal gardens have been recreated based on the designs of Mary Anne

Sunday Afternoon Teas

Home-made cakes and a friendly welcome awaits you. The village museum next door will be open too! Parish Room, Swan Street, Ashwell Every Sunday till the end of September, 2.30-5pm

Looking for a venue?

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Disraeli. There are stunning views of the surrounding parkland and gardens. In 2004 it was discovered that there was a secret map-making base at Hughenden during the Second World War. The operation was code named Hillside and there is an exhibition with artefacts and recollections of the base in the cellar. For more details please contact Pat Morritt 01763 661627

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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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Men’s alterations Weddings and prom alterations Free fittings Dry cleaning Also curtain alterations Call us on 01763 249 500 2 - 5 Corn Exchange, Royston SG8 9JR

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Illyria Dr Dolittle

Save the date. When Doctor John Dolittle of Puddleby-onthe-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Tannery Drift First School, Saturday 25th August 2pm,

NatWest Community Banker

Bernadette Merry has been appointed as NatWest Community Banker for the region. As part of their role, Community Bankers host regular events to help customers to be financially fit, live in the digital world and prevent fraud. Bernadette will hold regular drop-in sessions in Royston Library every Friday between 11am and 2pm

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RNLI Talk Beach Safety

Keep your children safe this summer. This event will provide you with some valuable information. Free event Bury Lane Cafe, Melbourn, Monday 30th July, 3 to 4pm

Children’s Treasure Hunt Look for bugs and beasties. There are lots of tall grasses along the path so covered legs and feet are recommend! Bring a snack and a drink. Meet at Clunch Pit Wood, off South End, Bassingbourn Monday 30th July 10.30am


Are you up for some fun and getting covered in neon colour, splashed with water, covered in foam – all for a good cause? Tickets from £5-£20, in aid of Garden House Hospice Barclay School, Stevenage Saturday 21st July 2pm, sophie.bottazzi@


Clubs & Associations

Look out for the updated Clubs and Associations brochure in Royston Information Centre in Royston Library later this month!

Is your organisation missing? Please email us

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British Strawberries Sweet and juicy, ripe and ready now Gently ripened by the recent warm weather and sunshine, these jewels are now hitting our shops and we can’t fail to be delighted. The sweet juiciness tantalises your taste buds, with freshness being the key to the best quality. Bury Lane Farm currently grow several varieties of strawberries including Elsanta and Everbearer. Sold in the shop, our fruit is ever popular for those who have been eagerly awaiting these delights. From field to shop in a few metres – you can’t get fresher than that! “Pick Your Own” Strawberries is now open. You and your family can wander up and down our polytunnels selecting your own fruit to take home for your tea. Typically, PYO is open Thursday - Sunday but is you are specifically coming for PYO, please always call ahead as opening times may be subject to change due to abundance of crop.

Bury Lane Farm Shop, A10 Bypass, Melbourn, SG8 6DF, 01763 260418

Bury Lane Fresh Fruit Brulee A perfectly healthy summer dessert, sure to impress. Choose one of our delicious smooth dessert wines to accompany this dessert. Serves 4 Ingredients Punnet of Bury Lane Home-grown Strawberries, washed and sliced Punnet of Raspberries, washed 125g White Seedless Grapes, washed and halved 10 Ameretti Biscuits 2 x 200g tubs of Longley Farm Crème Fraiche 150g Light Brown Soft Sugar Fresh Bury Lane Mint, to decorate Method Arrange the strawberries, raspberries and grapes in the base of a dish or individual ramekins. Place the amaretti biscuits on top. Spoon over the crème fraiche to completely seal in the fruit and chill for at least one hour. Sprinkle over the sugar and smooth the top. Place under a pre heated hot grill for 1-2 mins until the sugar has caramelised. Decorate with fresh mint and serve.

Royston Parish Church

THE PARENTING CHILDREN COURSE Ready to invest in your family? Join us at The Old Bull for five sessions to help equip you for the journey of parenthood. Most suitable for parents of children from 0-10 years

Mondays from 19:30, to begin with dinner: September 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st and 8th

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Councillors Community Surgery Homemade @ The Barn

Would you wish to see something done differently? Discuss issues with Town, District and County Councillors.

Councillors’ Community Surgery dates:

Saturday 7th July Saturday 8th September Saturday 10th November Saturday 12th January Saturday 16th March Angel Pavement, Royston 10-11.30am

We Buy & Sell


My dream was to own a shop and sell homemade items with a touch of vintage. My dream just became reality. Come step back in time or zoom into the future at Homemade @ The Barn. Homemade@The Barn, Old North Road, Bassingbourn SG8 5JL 07730 496225

A barn full of bespoke up cycled furniture, decoupage gifts, silk flowers, retro and vintage goods. Come and step back in time or zoom into the future.

Jewellery Clock & Watch Repairs Watch Batteries & Straps Bespoke Jewellery Insurance / Probate Valuations Laser Engraving

Telephone Sally on 07730 496225 f homemade1971

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Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work throughout the year to ensure your child is constantly learning and developing their ability ability.

Royston Stu udy Centre Sally McKeekin 01763 01763 2 248 48 562 562

Royston Methodist Church SG8 9AU on Sunday 15th July from 3.30 – 5.30pm We will be exploring the theme of ‘The Good Samaritan’ through craft, play and stories

School stops, learning doesn’t have to

Accompanied children and ad dults welcome - a meal will be provvided

For further information, please contact: Sheila Elcock or Gill Grainger on 0176 63 242682

Are you looking for a playgroup for your child in September? If so, do contact me to arrange a visit, so your child can see how we learn and play while we have a friendly chat.

Monday-Friday 9:15-12:15 Lunch Club 12:15-14:15 (no lunch club on Wednesdays)

“It’s a great place for your little one to make friends and learn so many skills while they play - and you get a break!” Established 2005

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I started upcycling furniture as part of my recovery and have gone on to sell in local shops. I create bespoke furniture which is VERY unique in a quirky way. I use decoupage as that is my passion.


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To unlock your child’s potential, contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment:

My name is Sally Stone, I am a single mum to an autistic boy of 11. Life has been challenging. I gave up my job at an upper school, in October 2017 as I was unwell.


Do you have any concerns, suggestions or queries about Town, District or County Services or issues?

Anne Walls, Masonic Hall, Jepps Lane, Royston SG8 9AP 07887 674453

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

School Holiday Kids Club Sessions • Are you looking to do something new with the kids? • £15 per 3 hour session • Weekend and school holiday dates Contact us for the latest dates and availability

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Making your own Ice Cream James Day, Head Chef at the award-winning Belle Freehouse in Bassingbourn shares his ice cream recipe.

Royston Model Aircraft Club Interested in Flying?

Our club, The Royston & District Model Aircraft Club (RMAC) was first formed in the 1970’s and is fully affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) The primary interest of club members is radio-control models with sports, scale, fun-fly, aerobatic and glider models all being flown regularly. Radio control electric powered flight is also very popular within the club.

The ingredients you will need; 300ml full fat milk 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways (vanilla paste will work just as well) 3 medium egg yolks 75g golden caster sugar 300ml double cream Firstly, gently boil the milk, cream and vanilla together in a pan. Whilst it’s heating, beat the egg yolk and sugar together until it leaves ribbons when you remove the whisk. Once the cream and milk mixture has boiled and cooled, slowly pour it into your egg and sugar mix, stirring until it is fully incorporated. Add your mixture to your ice cream machine and churn until set. You can use this vanilla recipe as a base recipe and add other ingredients such as a strawberry or raspberry purée. Be sure to keep a balance of flavours so that the added fruit doesn’t overpower the vanilla cream. The Belle Freehouse and Restaurant North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NZ 01763 250921

The Club has approximately 50 members and welcomes beginners and fliers of all ages. We also provide and encourage tuition for novice pilots which is freely available from our experienced club instructors. If you are a novice, you are encouraged to start with a basic powered trainer, which is usually a high wing aircraft with control on rudder, elevator, aileron and throttle. It is stable in flight thus giving the novice time to correct any mistakes before any damage

can be sustained. Once you have learnt to fly, you can really start to enjoy the hobby – scale modelling, aerobatics, biplanes will all be within your grasp. Club membership in conjunction with the BMFA also includes third party liability insurance, essential if you are going to fly models. The club and BMFA also run a flying achievement scheme designed to encourage safe flying and progression of flying skills within the sport. If you are interested in becoming a member or would just like to pop along to the field & find out more, then please phone the club secretary.

Secretary: Ron Beech 01763 246717

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Fetes & Fayres

B in The Park Family Festival Hosted by Barkway Preschool Committee, the event is now a staple on the summer calendar.

This year there is a visit from Royston fire engine, a vintage vehicle display, pets corner, craft activities and much more For budding performers there will be a drama workshop, and dancing with Rachel Crick. Plus, in the spirit of World Cup a ‘Beat the Goalie’

Campers will then enjoy a camp fire, and music with the cash bar open until late and enjoy sleeping under the stars in our beautiful village. Day tickets: Individual £5; Family £12 Camping tickets: Individual £10; Family £30 Barkway Recreation Ground Saturday 14th July 2pm ‘til late b-in-the-park

Traditional Country Fair Anstey village, near Buntingford, is holding a traditional Country Fair in the lovely grounds of Anstey Bury. It will appeal to all ages, with games, tombola, raffle, book stall, nearly new clothes, bric a brac, plants and a wide variety of visiting stallholders.

Fun For all the Family - Home produce and craft market, family games with plenty of prizes, live band, BBQ, beer tent, ice creams, donkey rides, bouncy castle, classic car & vintage tractor displays, plot a poo and egg throwing.

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Village Fair, Anstey Bury (SG9 0DF), Sunday 8th July, 1 to 5pm Admission is £2, children under 16 free. Free parking. For more information please visit

Enjoy tea and homemade cakes, ice creams or there will be hot barbecued food and a licensed bar. The afternoon will be punctuated by live music provided by local musicians, including Sky West and Martin

Abington Piggotts Summer Fete, Sunday 15th July, 2-5pm

Garden house hospice : open garden Garden House Hospice Care would like to invite the local community to come along and enjoy a variety of activities at its Open Garden event... “We are looking forward to welcoming our supporters and their friends into our gardens for an afternoon of musical delights, creative crafts, cake and plant stalls, children’s activities, Pimms

and much, much more!” Garden House Hospice Care, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1QU, Sunday 8th July 1-5pm

Come and join us for a traditional and popular afternoon of entertainment, games and stalls to raise money for village causes. Enjoy vintage tractors, straw maze, children’s races, youth football, dog show, Bassingbourn band, teas and stalls! Litlington Village Fayre, Saturday 14th July

Jazz In The Garden The popular Jazz in the Garden event is back. Adult £20, Child £5 to include lunch. Licensed Bar available. All proceeds to St Mary’s Church, Reed North Farm, Reed Sunday 15th July 12-4pm To cook tickets, call Shirley Haydon on 07713 244278 | 01763 248447 1807 The Listing Royston July 2011 11

Also celebrating 100 years of the RAF. A surprise guest will open the show and then you can enjoy breakfast, BBQ, a beer and Pimms tent, cream teas, ice cream, children’s games, arts show & live music as well as the vehicle parade and prize giving. Croydon Classic Vehicle Show, Croydon Village, Sunday 15th July, Noon - 4pm,

Litlington Village Fayre This year’s theme is Flying to mark 100 years of the RAF.

Classic Vehicles

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Home & Garden

Pet of the Month Tim is a 4 year old medium sized cross breed. He is initially shy and will much prefer a quiet, calm home in the countryside. Tim is happy to make friends with other dogs and cannot live with cats. Tim would prefer countryside walks with a more mature owner.

Dog Day Care Centre

Council licensed, half or full day options Transport for dogs in Royston, Buntingford and surrounding areas provided All staff are fully insured and DBS checked

Luna Animal Rescue 07970 800530 / 07860 480015

LyndseyWoods - 07725 866 773

Pest Right Pest Control ants bedbugs bees carpet beettle cluster flies cockroach h earwigs

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July News

From the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens

Therfield Heath supports an incredible diversity of rare flowers and insects. In early June, we found a shieldbug that has not been recorded in Hertfordshire before. In July, the Chalkhill Blue butterfly will be on the wing – a butterfly that is dependent not only on its larval foodplant (Horseshoe Vetch) but also on ants to look after it during its underground chrysalis phase.

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The Heath is a nationally important nature reserve - so please make sure that you take all your litter home. It costs £7,500 a year just to provide the rubbish bins and have them emptied.

Enquiries maybe directed to

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Raga Open day

Royston Allotments and Gardens Association open the allotments to visitors each year.

There will be a BBQ, tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and quiches. Visitors can have fun with the Tombola and Raffle. Have a look around to see the very many different crops that are grown, in very many ways. Chatting to plotholders will start interesting conversations

on how to avoid pest damage and what to do to maximise crops. RAGA exist to support these enthusiastic growers by keeping the site tidy, running a shop, providing advice and help, arranging outings and, of course, having fun with the Open Day. Sunday 12th August 11 - 2pm Coombes Hole Contact Janet: 07812 937776


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A Cracked Voices Story Those who wait | Servandus

Servandus son of the Spaniard horde of votive gifts. Carefully, willingly fulfilled his vow to the he disinters Servandus’s offering and the goddess’s cracked and goddess Many hundreds of miles from home, one man makes his offering to Senuna. We know nothing more than his name, which means both the person who watches over things and the preserver. His voice has long been silenced. In 2002 a metal detector bleeps. Alan Meek has chanced upon a

‘Dea Senuna’ Book Launch and Celebration

broken statuette from its hiding place at Ashwell End.

Senuna has not seen light of day for sixteen hundred years. Some say she is the Celtic equivalent of Roman Minerva, but her history is buried deep…a mystery, just like Servandus.

© Graham Palmer 2018 Pre Order your CD of the work and find more stories at

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ChildrenÕs Workshops Our popular clay and glaze drop off workshops are running again this summer. Visit our online store to book your place. Workshops are suitable for 8-15 year olds Cost: £25. Wednesday 1st August patchwork clay bowl Tuesday 7th August Ð scrafÞto plate Tuesday 14th August Ð Clay name plaque Tuesday 21stAugust Ð Dots, Dots, Dots glaze project Wednesday 29thAugust - Unicorn canvas

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To celebrate, the book’s authors, Dr Ralph Jackson and Gil Burleigh, are coming to Ashwell to The British Museum has produced launch the book. a very full, illustrated book about Please come and join us in Ashwell’s very own Roman Goddess Senuna, which includes Book Launch, St Mary’s Church, Ashwell Thursday 5th July, information never published 7.30pm before.

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This world-famous air show combines flying displays of remarkable historic aircraft with engaging nostalgic activities to create an authentic 1940s atmosphere at IWM Duxford’s wartime airfield. Rare aircraft travel across the globe to take part in the Flying Legends Air Show, performing exceptional aerial spectacles.

In 2018, there will be two vintage villages at the Flying Legends Air Show, offering a wide range of nostalgic entertainment. Ticket prices vary. Flying Legends Air Show IWM Duxford Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 8am - 6.30pm

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Replacing the usual slide show with a series of humorous cartoons, our speaker, Andrew Sankey explained European influences in garden design in Britain since the Roman era. The wealthiest Romans introduced into their villa gardens elaborate water features, clipped hedges, topiary and arcades. The Tudors favoured more elaborate gardens with mazes and mounds, known as ‘snail hills’. Some mounds were topped by a banqueting house, a folly or a statue. Guests were invited to walk to the top of a mound to admire the view.

King William and Mary placed emphasis on landscapes and the growing of flowers. At Hampton Court an Orangery was introduced, together with conservatories and green houses to protect new varieties of plants. Royston Townswomen’s Guild meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month in The Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall, 1.45 to 4pm. Contact Pauline Gates 01763 221314. Visitors very welcome.

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Curwens Art Exhibition You are invited to preview the works of Graham Rayner, Amy Carter and Sue Sanders. Graham Rayner I have enjoyed working with wood for most of my life, and I clearly remember receiving my first wood working tools at the age of just four years old. I design and make unique pieces of hand crafted bespoke furniture and enjoy making pieces with elegant proportions in interesting timbers. I repair and restore heirloom furniture, and I also make a range of clocks, boxes and turned work, which will be available to view at the Curwens gallery. Amy Carter I re ignited my childhood passion for painting in 2016. Since then I have been

experimenting and refining my style. My work includes large oil paintings of bold flowers. ‘I try to capture the natural beauty of the flowers sometimes painting them after they have started to wilt and decay, this gives a moody feel to the work. Sue Sanders I create landscape and animal portraits to commission. I have run an after school art club for many years, and I do landscape workshops for school children. I also design and paint scenery sets for our annual pantomime. My current work is connected to wordplay and I will be displaying these images as small framed monoprints. I also explore the textures, markings and light of the agricultural landscape near my home, painting in both acrylic and oils Preview evening, Curwens Gallery, High Street, Royston, Thursday 12th July 6-8pm. Exhibition continues until 30th August


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Think Garden, Think Richard Garden Focus... Large shrub selection Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott To continue my series of articles for 2018, designing with plants, this month I am going to look at midsummer hardy perennials, shrub and grass selection. Here a few things to consider: Drifts of the same plant helps to extend the interest and add colour too. Blues and purples look great drifted through a hardy perennial border. The large purple fennel Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’ drifting through smaller perennials adds height and pretty, fluffy foliage interest. Other tall drifters could be Agastache ‘Black Adder’ or Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ with spires of blue and purple flowers they give good vertical form to a border. It is not all about height. A drifting plant could be a filler such as Geranium ‘Wargrave Pink’ or Alchemilla mollis.

Rhythm and repetition of plants is great to draw the eye. This is different to drifting as it is repetition of a plant such as Verbena bonariensis ‘Lolipop’ or a grass such as Miscanthus sinensis ‘Marlepartus’.Our eye is looking to make sense of what we see, so a repeated plant helps draw the eye. This is really helpful to the designer to create cohesion between garden rooms. The mood of a space may be different but repeating plants help to make a link. Why not use the quintessential English summer shrub Philadelphus ‘Belle E’toile’. Its beautiful white flowers and scent stand up to any rose. Colour combinations will give the planting extra interest especially if deliberate. There are many famous gardens that choose a colour theme to make a strong statement. Think white border, think Sissinghurst! I have tended to favour greens, blues, purples, pinks and white, but by adding a splash of red with something like Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Fire Tail’ or Penstemon ‘Chester Scarlet’ or Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ you make a strong contrast. Using grasses imaginatively is a great way to add interest and adding the dynamic of movement too. They work really well as drifters and repeaters to give a naturalistic

feel. Think about context too. In smaller spaces for a contemporary feel smaller grasses such as Stipa tenuissima ‘Ponies Tails’ or Pennisetum alopecuroides work well. On a bigger stage with the back drop of a landscape beyond the garden they really come into their own. My plant hero Piet Oudolf is a master in the use of grasses and hardy perennials. I am currently enjoying using Miscanthus sinensis ‘Marlepartus’and Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’. Mixed borders are the modern way to get a balance of shrub and flower. Research shrub selection carefully to avoid big shrubs dominating. I love to use box and lavender in my garden designs as they make great mound forming shape. For vertical interest I would add shrub roses such as Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ and then in fill with hardy perennials. This is a way to mix shrubs and flowers. It is traditional whereas the naturalistic plant movement is more modern. For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch

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What’s On... Fete du Velo 2018

Trees of Wandlebury in Summer

Sun 1st July All-Day Redbourn Common, St Albans AL3 7QP This is our 6th very popular outdoor family fun day with cycling mainly as its theme but with plenty of stalls, food, drink and live music.

Wed 4th Jul, 1.30-3.30pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Join us for this gentle walk around the woods of Wandlebury. Identify the great variety of trees to be found in our woodlands and hedgerows.

Small Voice, Big World with Vital Spark

Summer Drop In

Sun 1st Jul, 10am-4pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE How can taking action in a calm way be an empowering outlet for challenging feelings like anger and frustration? Contact:

Sunday Afternoon Teas

Sun 1st Jul, 2.30-5pm Parish Room, Swan St, Ashwell, SG7 5NY Home-made cakes and a friendly welcome awaits you.

Teatime Praise

Sun 1st Jul, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP A service for the family followed by tea and cake.

Wandlebury Adventurers’ Club

Mon 2nd Jul, 6-8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE The Wandlebury Adventurers’ Club takes place on five consecutive Monday evenings each term and you can sign up for a term (£60) or for an 1 session (£14).

Literary Lunch

Tue 3rd Jul 12-3pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Local entertainer and Home-Start’s Poet in Residence Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Kate Swindlehurst. Author of Parkinson’s and the Tango Effect: My Year on the Dance Floor an exploration of the healing power of tango.

Off The Bench

Every Tue, 6-7pm The Meridian School, SG8 7JH 15 weeks of free fun football activities.

Gorgeous Glowworms!

Tue 3rd & Tue 10th Jul, 8-10.30pm Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits, CB1 9JL Discover rare plants, an iron-age ditch and the wonders of chalk. As it gets dark, you will witness the bizarre and wonderful world of the glowworm. £7.50 per person.

Litlington Pre-school Open Day

Wed 4th Jul, 10am-12pm Litlington Pre School This is a great opportunity to come and see our pre-school in action, and chat to the staff. Please come so you and your child can see what we do. Any questions please chat to Yvonne 07984 935193.

Health Walk

Every Wed, 1.30-2.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Join us for a leisurely and social walk and refreshments afterwards

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Every Thu, 9.30-11.30am Royston Parish Church Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BP Hot and cold drinks and snacks donated by local businesses, toddler toys (older children may choose to bring their own), fun and laughter for everyone! Please join us!

Tots in Church

Thu 5th Jul, 9.30-11am Royston Parish Church Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BP Free play, stories, songs, dancing, snacks, and great company for the carers!

Healthy Walking at Wandlebury

Every Thurs, 10 – 11am Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Keep fit and greet the changing of the season by joining our healthy walkers this April for one of our Walking for Health accredited sociable walks around the park. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10am for a longer walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll.

The Settlement Showcase Exhibition

Thu 5th - Sat 7th & Thu 12th - Sat 14th Jul, 11-4pm The Community Museum in The Arcade Letchworth Garden City SG6 3ET The Settlement is hosting a ‘showcase’ exhibition of student work at the Community Museum in The Arcade.

Mediation Class

Thu 5th Jul, 7-8pm RCHC, Halstead Chambers, SG8 9JS The meditation is an on-going class on alternate weeks. For more info: 01763 247440

‘Dea Senuna’ Book Launch and Celebration

Thu 5th Jul, 7.30-9pm St.Mary’s Church, Mill St, SG7 5LY In 2002 an exciting metal detecting find was made on the outskirts of Ashwell and archaeologists were able to excavate the site over the next few years.

Qi Gong with Heaven and Earth Health

Thu 5th, 12th &19th Jul, 7.30-8.30pm Location to be announced Meditation in Movement to improve posture, balance and centre the mind. Last three sessions before summer break!

Natwest Community Banker Fri 6th Jul, 11am-2pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN In my role as Community Banker I’m looking forward to hosting regular events at local venues to help educate customers.

Roman Way Summer Fayre

Fri 6th Jul, 3-- 5pm Roman Way School, Burns Rd, SG8 5EQ

Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre

Fri 6th Jul, 5-- 8pm Mortlock St, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DB BBQ, Bar, Ice cream, Inflatables, Climbing Wall, Tombolas, Games and much much more…

Teen Evening at Glazed Creations

Fri 6th Jul, 6.30--9pm Glazed Creations, Baldock Street, SG8 5AY We have decided to start running a ticketed evening for 12-18 year olds so that they can come along and paint with friends.

Ear Acupuncture for Mental Resilience

Fri 6th, 13th & 20th 7.30--8.30pm Baldock Rd, Royston SG8 5BG Last sessions before summer break! £17.50 /£15 (drop in /block booked).

Hypnobirthing Course

Every Fri, 7.30--9.30pm Halstead Chambers, 31c Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS

Summer Evening with the Apex Jazz Band

Fri 6th Jul, 7.30--10pm Letchworth Settlement , SG6 4UB Tickets are priced at £15 which includes supper and there will be a licensed bar.

The Little Welly Goes Wild in Hertfordshire

Sat 7th Jul 9.30am-4.30pm Hertfordshire Showground, AL3 7PT Our events give children and their families new and exciting challenges and some quality time together outdoors.

Royston Councillors Surgeries

Sat 7th Jul, 10-11.30am Angel Pavement, Royston SG8 9AS Do you have any concerns, suggestions or queries about town, district and county services?

Royston Music Trail

Sat 7th Jul, 10am-3pm Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9LB Find the 12 musical instruments hidden around Royston

Lucies’ Boutique – Preloved Chidren’s Wear Agency Sat 7th Jul, 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.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Fete Sat 7th Jul,1-4pm Cherry Hinton Road, CB22 3FB, The Summer Fete will be a fantastic afternoon! There will be market stalls in the Bistro, a BBQ and traditional fete games in the garden, live music and more.

Anstey Fair

Sun 8th Jul, 1-5pm Anstey, Buntingford SG9 0DF There is no better way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon than to visit Anstey Fair. This is a Traditional Country Fair full of entertainment for all the family.

Garden House Hospice Care Open Gardens

Sun 8th Jul, 1-5pm Garden House Hospice Care, Letchworth SG6 1QU Garden House Hospice Care will be hosting an ‘Open Garden’ and would like to invite the local community to come along and enjoy a variety of activities. Contact:

Steeple Morden Open Gardens

Sun 8th Jul, 2-5pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, Hay Street, Steeple Morden, Royston SG8 0PE, With over 12 gardens to visit of all shapes, sizes and styles – a lovely afternoon out!

Guitars & Strings

Sun 8th Jul , 7.30-10pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Music fans in Royston will have a rare opportunity to hear musicians of international standing and acclaim perform contemporary songs arranged for classical instruments including violins, violas, cello and more. Get tickets from:

Monday Club

Mon 9th Jul, 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, and more.

Volunteer Centre Drop In Session

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

Coffee and Cake Morning

Wed 11th Jul, 10am-12pm Sovereign Chambers, Royston SG8 9BA No booking required, just turn up and enjoy some Coffee/Cake, with our local business people.

RTFC Pre Season Friendly Wed 11th Jul, 7.45 - 9.15pm Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP Royston Vs Cambridge United

Curwens Preview Evening

Thu 12th Jul, 6-8pm 17 High St, Royston SG8 9AA Graham Rayner- Furniture Maker, Amy Carter-Artist & Sue Sanders-Painter/ Printmaker

CJs Birds of Prey Hawking Experience Thu 12th Jul, 7-8.30pm Orwell, Royston SG8 5QN Contact Val on 07967 825260

Trio HLK ‘Standard Time’ Album Launch Tour

Thu 12th Jul, 7-10.30pm Hidden Rooms, Cambridge CB5 8BA Trio HLK is the union of three distinct, forward thinking musical personalities joining us tonight on the launch tour for their debut album Standard Time.

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Leisure Family Friendly Events Theatre at Leper Chapel: Woyzeck

Thu 12th & Fri 13th Jul, 8-9.30pm Leper Chapel, CB5 8JJ Unpublished for 40 years and unperformed for nearly a century, Woyzeck burst upon the world in 1913, astonishing audiences with its frightening and uncompromising modernity.

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Hanson Golf Day

Fri 13th Jul, All Day Royston Golf Club, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Please help us support Addenbrokes Childrens Services

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Fri 13th Jul, 7-10pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW featuring the ‘Young Artists Competition 2018’ supported by Creative Royston and a terrific line-up including Kelley & Woolley and Kaszak & Afifi.

Royston Arts Society

Fri 13th Jul, 8-10pm Market Hill Rooms Fish Hill, SG8 9DW “Margaret Glass will demonstrate her skilful art of pastel drawing/painting for Royston Art Society with the subject being either a scene of Venice or a marine scene.

Big Art Fair

Sat 14th & Sun 15th Jul,10am-5pm Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, SG5 1JE Herts Visual Arts is back with their Big Art Fair for a second year during the everpopular Hitchin Festival. Sponsorship-for-the-Big-Art-Fair-2018

Flying Legends Airshow

Sat 14th & Sun 15th Jul, 10am-5pm Duxford Air Museum, CB22 4QR

Litlington Village Fayre

Sat 14th Jul, 10am-5pm Our theme is flying marking 100 years of RAF.

Wonderful Wandlebury & CambridgePPF’s 90th Birthday

Sat 14th Jul,12.30-4pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Wander around Wandlebury and try your hand at the variety of activities on offer at this popular history and archaeology themed day that’s packed with fun and learning for the whole family.

Opus 17

Sat 14th Jul , 7-10pm Greneway School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JF Opus 17 and the Doodlebugs present ‘Miller Magic’

Centenary Quiz Night

Sat 14th Jul, 7.15-9.45pm Parish Hall, 6 Melbourn Rd, SG8 7DB Teams of up to 6. Prize for the winning team. Drinks will be available to purchase. Please bring your own nibbles & snacks

Croydon Classic Vehicle

Sun 15th Jul, 12-4pm Croydon, Royston SG8 0DL BBQ, Ice cream, children’s games and more.

Jazz in the Garden

Sun 15th Jul, 12--4pm Hatch Penn/The Joint, Royston SG8 8AZ, Adult £20, Child £5 to include lunch. Licensed Bar available. Admission by ticket from Shirley Haydon: 07713 244278

Royston Vets 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sun 15th Jul, 2-5pm Royston Heath Sports Club, SG8 5BG Dog show, bouncy castle, hog roast and more. Visit:

Beds and Herts Fuchsia Festival

Sat 21st Jul, 11am-4.30pm Caldecote Church, Baldock SG7 5LE Refreshments and home made cakes, ample parking, church guide, plants to purchase, local craft stalls.

Glow for it

Sat 21st Jul, 2-4pm Barclay School, Stevenage SG1 3RB Are you up for some fun and getting – covered in neon colour, splashed with water, covered with foam and running through UV tunnels – for a good cause?

Make Lunch

Mon 23rd & Thu 26th Jul, 12-1.30pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun The Old Bull Inn. Free. No questions asked. See page for dates.

Friday Fizz

Fri 27th Jul, 5.30-7.30pm The Old Court House, Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9XT 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:

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Sundown Cinema Brave

Sun 15th Jul, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU We will be exploring the theme of ‘The Good Samaritan’ through craft, play and stories. Accompanied children and adults welcome. A meal will be provided.

Garden House Hospice Charity Golf Day

Wed 18th Jul 11am-8pm Letchworth Golf Club, SG6 3NQ Garden House Hospice Care are hosting a Charity Golf Day. £340 per team of 4.

Wandlebury Wild Flowers in Summer

Wed 18th Jul, 1.30-3.30pm Wandlebury Country Park CB22 3AE Want to learn more about wild flowers? Wandlebury Country Park is home to a diverse range of beautiful blooms, which thrive during the warm summer months.

Tots in Church

Sat 14th Jul, 1pm BMX Track, Burns Rd, SG8 5PT Come along and try out for free.

B in the Park

Beginners Tarot Course

Sat 14th Jul , 2-9pm Barkway Pavilion and Recreation Ground Annual family festival with live music, craft activities, bouncy castle, welly wanging, scavenger hunt, drama and more. Optional overnight camping, with camp fire, storytelling, music and cash bar until late.

Sat 21st Jul, 10.30am-12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Crafty activities & trail around the museum.

Sun 15th Jul, 2-5pm Church Ln, Royston SG8 0SH Fun for all the Family – Home Produce and Craft Market, Family Games, Live Band, BBQ, and of course Plot a Poo.

Abington Pigotts Fete

Thu 19th Jul, 9.30-11am Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP Free play, stories, songs, dancing, snacks, and great company for the carers!

Royston Rockets Taster Session

Historical Crafter Day: Farming

Sat 21st Jul, 10.30am-4pm Royston Cave Shop 8 Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ

Fri 27th Jul 6-7.30pm Royston, Arrington SG8 0BW Our before Sundown Films allow children to enjoy the magic of outdoor cinema before it gets dark. Tickets are now on sale at

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 27th Jul, 7-10pm Old Bull Inn, High St, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring .. the exuberant ‘Black Scarr’ with their perceptive songs of real life, supported by local favourites ‘Pass the Buch’

RTFC AGM- Members Only

Fri 27th Jul 8-10pm Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP Members Only!

Sundown Cinema Star Wars: The Last Jedi Fri 27th Jul 8.30-11pm Wimpole Estate, Old Wimpole Rd, Royston SG8 0BW A real National Trust gem in Cambridgeshire – for an outdoor cinema weekend with FREE popcorn! Bring your friends, bring your family and bring a picnic. This is what summer’s all about. For more information:

Sundown Cinema Wonder Woman

Sat 28th Jul 8.30pm-11pm Wimpole Estate, Old Wimpole Rd, Royston SG8 0BW A real National Trust gem in Cambridgeshire – for an outdoor cinema weekend with FREE popcorn! Bring your friends, bring your family and bring a picnic. This is what summer’s all about. | 01763 248447 1807 The Listing Royston July 2019 19

Civil War Re-enactors

Sat 28th Jul 10-4pm Royston Museum 5 Lower King St, Royston SG8 5AL Displays of Pikemen and Musketeers drilling in the Museum courtyard. Visitors will have the opportunity to join in with the drills if they would like. For more information:

Friends Book Sale

Sat 28th Jul 10.45am-4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, Royston Bag a bargain book! Monthly book sale run by the Friends of Royston Museum. Last Saturday of every month. For more information visit:

Sundown Cinema The Hunger Games Sun 29th Jul 8.30-11pm Royston, Arrington SG8 0BW For more info:

Bourn Windmill Open Day and Teas

Sun 29th Jul 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:

Sundown Cinema Alice in Wonderland

Sun 29th Jul 6-7.45pm Wimpole Estate, Old Wimpole Rd, Royston SG8 0BW A real National Trust gem in Cambridgeshire – for an outdoor cinema weekend with FREE popcorn! Bring your friends, bring your family and bring a picnic. This is what summer’s all about. For more information:

Treasure Hunt at Clunch Pit Wood

Mon 30th Jul, 10.30am-12.30pm Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth, Royston Children (with an accompanying adult) are invited to meet at Clunch Pit Wood Bench at 10.30-. Follow signs along the footpath from South End (right next to 74 South End) Hunt for different objects. Look for bugs and beasties.

Make Lunch

Mon 30th Jul, 12-1.30pm Old Bull Inn 56 High St, SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun The Old Bull Inn. Free. No questions asked. See page for dates. For more information visit:

RNLI Talk Beach Safety

Mon 30th Jul, 3-4pm Bury Lane Cafe, A10, Melbourn, Meldreth, SG8 6DF Tips on looking after your child this summer.

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My Local Life What is your favourite book? Why is it special to you? I don’t have time to read books!

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Local butcher Russell Davey has long been a businessman in the area. His popular shop is at Fieldgate Nurseries in Meldreth. With over 40 years in the trade as man and boy there’s not much he doesn’t know about quality meat. We found out a little about him.

What was the last film you watched? Did you enjoy it? I generally only watch films on plane journeys but I love the James Bond films. What are you looking forward to in July? A very busy catering and BBQ season! Hopefully we will have some nice sunshine and England will win in Russia.

Where do you live? I was brought up in Royston but have lived in Meldreth since 1981.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? That the first deal is the best deal!

Tell us about your favourite local shop... I have two very good local shops. Fieldgate Nurseries stocks fresh local products and One Stop in Meldreth is open from 7am -10pm, 364 days a year. It also offers my banking facilities.

Tell us what you love about your job Even after over 40 years as a local butcher we are always meeting new people.

Describe a perfect Sunday Having a great round of golf, watching The Gunners win and roast dinner with my family

Where are you hoping to go on holiday this year? I visited St Lucia early this year and could not believe how the Island had

changed since I last went 38 years ago. I loved the locals and their character. I am hoping to revisit South Africa later in the year - it will be my fifth tour of such a fantastic country. What is your signature dish? I love to BBQ and try out different techniques. Tell us something about you that will surprise us! I was once very fit and athletic and loved to play Rugby. I also represented the East Anglia region at swimming... Davey’s Butchers Fieldgate Nurseries, Station Road, Meldreth SG8 6JP 01763 260 193

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Rotary Round-Up This month sees the end of the term of office for our current President, Graeme Dargie. Graeme will hand over the medal of office to incoming President David Blundell at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, where we expect to have a lovely meal and social evening.

Having a party? Need catering? Call Russell on 01763 260193

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Make Lunch Club

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

Monday 23rd July, Thursday 26th July, & Monday 30th July All at the Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW 12 -1.30pm

Bushel and Strike in Ashwell, where we will start a 6 mile circular walk via Hinxworth, returning to the Bushel for lunch. If you would like to join us for a nice walk, chat and optional lunch then please contact us via our web site. Of course now is the time to make sure that you have in your diary the important date, 5th August, for the Kite Festival.

For the July monthly Rotary walk we meet at 9.45am at the

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Open mic nights • Comedy • Gin Club • Live music Beer Festival • Art gallery • Meeting rooms for hire Friday fish & chips • Pub quiz • Weddings Vegetarian and Vegan options

Miller Magic with Opus 17 Tickets for our next concert this month are going fast and numbers are restricted due to the bigger space given to dancing, so hurry and get your tickets now.

Those of you that know the history of the band will be aware that we started life around 20 years ago as a 1940s band playing music exclusively from the icons of that era: Glenn Miller; Duke Ellington; Ted Heath and all the other great bands from that time. It’s only in the last six or seven years that we have widened our repertoire to include all of the music that we play today. In order not to forget our roots we have decided that now is a good time to dust off the “Suntans” and bring you a concert of classic numbers from The Glenn Miller Orchestra. We will be playing well known favourites such as: In The Mood; American Patrol; Little Brown Jug etc, plus some of the less played, but equally well known numbers such as : Tail End Charlie and Flying Home.

Doodlebugs as part of her university project five years ago. The group’s repertoire is based around the close harmony vocals of The Andrews Sisters. So it will be a true concert from the 1940s! A beer & wine pay bar will accompany our usual buffet supper and to complete the authenticity of the evening we hope that you will enter into the spirit of the occasion and come along in your best 1940s outfit, although it’s not mandatory!

We will have a photographer on hand to capture the ambiance of the evening and prints will be available. There will also be a small prize, probably alcoholic, for the best dressed individual or couple. Miller Magic, Greneway School, 14th July, 7pm Tickets £17.50 only available in advance from or 07725 133098

And that’s not all folks! For this concert we will be joined by Jess Radcliffe and The Doodlebugs. Jess is a professional singer and instrumentalist who formed the


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July 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 6th July at 7.30pm

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win. The article speaks highly of Willie and ponders why he was so We’ve recently been researching successful when the history of horse racing in previous Royston Royston. You might have seen a horse trainers hadn’t been. They blue plaque on the Barn in Upper answer by highlighting his natural King Street. This was the site of stables that backed onto the heath. skill of being an excellent judge of horses as well as his understanding People would often see horses of how much training was needed. being taken out across the heath. Not too much and not too little. One person who was based Willie was described at going about at those stables was Willie his training “without fuss and a lot Stephenson. He was a successful of ballyhoo.” horse trainer with many friends in Reports after Arctic Prince’s win the town. Do you remember him? tell of the whole town celebrating. He was the first horse trainer in over 200 years of racing in Royston It was noted that Willie and a few friends held a private celebration at to win both the Derby and Grand National. And only the third trainer the Bull Hotel. ever to do this! There’s so much to uncover about racing in Royston so please get in He won the Derby with Arctic touch with your own memories at Prince in 1951 and the Grand National with Oxo in 1959. The Royston Crow reported on Oxo’s

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1951 Derby Winner Arctic Prince

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Strawberry Pimms & Shortbread Cheesecake Hello my fellow foodies...

And welcome to July’s edition of The Listing. This month I am excited to share with you a recipe that combines three of my most favourite foods and the quintessential drink of English summer days. This cheesecake recipe is perfect for lazy summer barbecues and picnics. I do love a good baked cheesecake and I have been working on this one for quite a while, I do hope you enjoy it. You will need A 20 cm non stick baking tin, parchment lined loose bottomed would be best, but if you don’t have one line a regular tin with parchment paper but leave plenty of extra paper around the outside so you can lift and remove the cheesecake easily.

Let us begin by making the base. Take the shortbread biscuits and pop them into a clean bag and using your rolling pin “bash” them to the consistency of fine sand. Perhaps you may prefer to use a food processor and that’s good too although you won’t get to work your upper arm muscles or any frustrations you might have! Next pour in the melted butter and mix until the two ingredients are thoroughly combined. Now pour the buttery biscuit loveliness into the lined tin and press down flat and even, I find a serving spoon works well. Cover this and pop into the fridge to chill and firm up for at least half an hour.

When you are ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the tin and cut into the desired size portions. (I cut 4x4 from my square tin, giving me 16 “polite” sized portions.) Serve with a swirl of piped cream and a fresh strawberry on top. For those occasions where a little more “showing off” is required why not finely dice strawberries and a little cucumber and steep in neat Pimms for an hour and then serve alongside the cheesecake... the choice, dear reader, as always is yours! Until next time my fellow foodies...

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Now on with the filling- In your mixer beat together the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Next, add in the strawberry purée, finely grated zests, Pimms, cream and cornflour and stir everything together. Now, For the base beat in the eggs one at a time and pour the 300g shortbread biscuits resulting mixture on top of the shortbread base. 100g melted butter Smooth over the top and pop into the oven for 25-30 min at 170°C or until very lightly coloured For the filling on top with a tiny bit of “wobble” in the centre. 450g full fat cream cheese When you are happy your cheesecake has 100g caster sugar Finely grated zest of one lemon and one orange got to this stage, turn off the oven and leave to cool in the oven for at least an hour. Resist the 60ml of puréed strawberries temptation to open the door as this may cause 60ml Pimms cracking across the top. 2tbsp double cream

2 eggs from happy and healthy free running hens After cooling in the oven, wrap the cheesecake 25g cornflour in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours - overnight would be best as the full Extra whipped cream and strawberries for flavour and texture develop with time. garnishing

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Our speakers this month have been very topical. Bill Hamilton, former veteran BBC journalist, recounted the assignments he reported on, especially terrorist and political activities, from the front line of war and more.

‘Confessions of a Speaker’ is a book written by Bob Harding who shared many of his hilarious experiences from his 21 year speaking career.

Our last speaker was Damien O’Dell whose talk was on ‘Inspirational Women’, four women who helped change our society from the mystical to the political world.

We are a thriving club enjoying speaker meetings, fund-raising events and more. New members welcome. We meet in the Town Hall Monday evenings from 8-10pm Wendy Pearce: 01763 231381


Markets in July

Orwell Pannier Market

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July 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

Herts Country Market

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market

Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston

Fowlmere Farmers Market

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Royston Arts Festival Cover Art Creative Royston is excited to reveal a sneak peak at the work in progress for the cover art for this year’s Royston Arts Festival programme! Once again, the piece will be created by local artist By Leigh from over 250 competition entries by school children from Royston and local villages. In all, 20 winning images will be incorporated, each of which captures the festival theme of ‘Voyages of Discovery’ in different and imaginative ways!

is still time to get involved before the closing date. This year the competition is open to all ages (5 upwards) with six separate prizes for three different age groups across fiction and non-fiction. Simply capture the festival theme in 500 words and submit via email before July 30th. All the details can be found on the website. For a first look at the full festival line up come and see Creative Royston at the Royston Kite Festival in early August!

Guitars and Strings

Creative Royston and the team All entries and the final artwork will behind Royston MusicFest are be on display in Royston Library in September, and the final artwork will putting on a special one-off concert, ‘Guitars & Strings’ this month! feature in the Royston Arts Society exhibition during the festival where Guitars and Strings, The Old it will once again be auctioned for Bull Inn, Royston, Sunday 8th charity. Visit the website to see the July. Doors at 7pm - Tickets (£10 finished work. in advance, £12 on the door) Entries are now starting to come in for this year’s festival Creative Writing Competition – but there

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Home-Start Matters Kite Festival Children’s Art Competition This competition is open to children up to the age of 11 and will be judged in the following age categories under 3 3–5 year olds 6–8 year olds 9-11 year olds

The theme of the competition is “Design a Kite Picture”. Please design your picture on a piece of A4 paper or card, then add your name, age and telephone number on the back of your picture

stall and entries will be judged towards the end of the event.

Prizes will be awarded for each age category and winners will be notified if you Come along and see us on the Home-Start stall at the Kite have any queries or require Festival on 5th August and do further information please call the Home-Start office on your picture then. There will be a display of pictures on our 01763 262262 Please post your entry to us by Friday 3rd August, 2018 at: Home Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire, Unit 6, Valley Farm, Station Road, Meldreth, SG8 6JP Royston Kite Festival Royston Heath, Sunday 5th August

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Did you notice our Royston Rockets cover image?

Spotlight On... Royston Rockets BMX Club is growing! With over 30 years of Club history Royston Rockets BMX Club is going from strength to strength with many riders progressing to Regional and National Level and to the British Championships.

of all ages and abilities - we have members from four to 65 years of age. Ever wanted to try BMX racing? We are offering a taster session on Saturday 14th July, 2018 at 1pm – a small number of loan bikes and helmets are available and our coaches will be on hand to assist and guide you through the first stages. The club members will join us for their Saturday track session from 2pm.

split by experience / age level– dependant on level of riding ability and it is a great opportunity to work on techniques and racing styles.

We focus on being a family orientated club with many whole families taking part in racing. Recently a double Olympic rider came to Royston and trained with our youngsters which was motivational for them and let them see what is possible. We are This session is free of charge and looking to increase our membership gives you the opportunity to try riding, and we always welcome support possibly for the first time. We will from non-members in roles such as have tea and assisting in the kitchen at events or coffee available marshalling / line judges. for Mums and We have recently received planning Dads too! permission for a sprint track following “for a sharper image” In terms of some fund raising and there will also training – we be some further development at the train on Tuesday track in the next few weeks. evenings from For further information about BMX around 6pm and Saturday riding at Royston Rockets please visit afternoons or find us from 2pm. on Facebook under Royston Rockets. Club Coaching Established 2004 happens every Royston Rockets Taster Session, other Tuesday BMX Track, near Coombes and on the last Community Centre (nearest postcode EYE EXAMINA ATIONS – NHS & PRIVATE Saturday of SG8 5PT), Saturday 14th July, 1pm SPECIALISTS IN N EYEWEAR FOR SPORT, every month.

The current committee has steadily built the club and the dedicated coaching team have been improving the riding skills of all who ride with us. The aim is for riders to ride at a competitive level, but also to retain fitness levels and have fun! The membership has steadily grown to over 100 riders, and the club extends a warm welcome to people

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Golf & Cocktails!

Hanson Services Charity Golf Day is delighted to announce that the event on Friday 13th July is officially and generously supported by the local Cocktail and Wine Bar The Old Courthouse.

So, after 18 holes players can enjoy a cocktail at the nineteenth! Support for the day has been incredible and the event is fully booked, but businesses

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Sun Safety

Stay safe and avoiding getting a ‘lobster like’ tan this summer by following some of my simple tips.

for UVA protection. When choosing a foundation also pick one with a SPF. Remember higher SPF does not mean you can go longer before re applying.

Keep hydrated - drinking water is essential as it stops you and your skin from getting If you do burn take a cool shower and make sure you dehydrated. use an after sun. I prefer ones Sun cream - make sure you containing Aloe Vera! choose a suncream with at least SPF 15 to protect from Ellie Laughlin UVB and at least 4 star rating

reMINDER: rtfc agm Royston Town Football Club’s AGM takes place this month. Members only! Friday 27th July 8pm Royston Town Football Club, Garden Walk, Royston

We meet every month in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace and are very happy to welcome new members. We have groups meeting for a variety of interests – walks, (pictured here is the view of Wimpole Folly taken on one of our favourites), books, playing ukulele and getting together for lunch.


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We have Coffee Mornings, Afternoon Teas and Theatre trips. We stroll around gardens and visit museums. At every meeting there is a light-hearted competition and an interesting speaker. Our members have the opportunity


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

Royston & District Chamber of Commerce A representative group for businesses in Royston and the surrounding area who wish to increase the commercial prosperity of the town and its members. Meetings held bi-monthly. Julia Brooks 01763 877110 Royston Business Breakfast Club An informal business breakfast networking event held on the third Friday monthly, 7.30am – 9am. Venue alternates between The Jolly Postie and The Old Bull Inn, Royston • Alannah Macdonald, 01763 245234 Royston Business Network Meet other business people to find suppliers and customers. Held every Thursday • 7.30am -9am • The Heath, Royston, SG8 5BG • Dave Winkworth 07961 590154

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