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SG8 Villages

plus Ashwell July 2018 Issue 155

Š Scott Dwyer


Connecting Community & Businesses Hand delivered FREE to 9200 homes in the SG8 Villages Abington Piggotts, Arrington, Ashwell, Barkway, Barley, Bassingbourn, Fowlmere, Gt Chishill, Guilden Morden, Heydon, Kelshall, Kneesworth, Litlington, Melbourn, Meldreth, Odsey, Orwell, Reed, Shepreth, Steeple Morden, Therfield, Thriplow, Whaddon, Wimpole

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RICHMOND’S COACHES OctRoyston Day trips from ADULT 10 Jul Whitstable £17.50 15 Jul Wells-Next-The-Sea £17.50 22 Jul Aldeburgh £17.50 25 Jul Sandringham Flower Show £33.00 26 Jul Great Yarmouth £17.50 28 Jul Hunstanton £17.50 31 Jul Kew Gardens & Palace £35.00 2 Aug Countryfile Live – Blenheim Palace £48.00 5 Aug Southwold £17.50 6 Aug Blakeney Seals and Birds £34.00 9 Aug Brighton £19.50 10 Aug Festival Of Quilts – NEC £36.00 10 Aug Stamford Mkt & Barnsdale Gardens £36.00 11 Aug Stratford-upon-Avon £25.00 12 Aug Southend-on-Sea £17.50 14 Aug Oxford £25.00 15 Aug Cromer £17.50 17 Aug Greenwich £23.00 18 Aug Wells-Next-The-Sea £17.50 21 Aug Broadstairs £17.50 22 Aug Canterbury £26.00 Theatre Shows & Special Events 16 Aug The Glenn Miller Show - Matinee £65.00 30 Aug Witness for the Prosecution – Mat £67.50 13 Sep Brick Lane Cockney Sing Song £57.00 13 Sep The King and I – Matinee £72.00 20 Sep War Horse – Milton Keynes Mat £52.00 27 Sep Mamma Mia – Matinee £55.00 4 Oct Phantom of the Opera inc Lunch £65.00 10 Oct Dreamgirls – Matinee £65.00 10 Oct The Lion King – Matinee £65.00/ £57.50 18 Oct Motown – Matinee £65.00 24 Oct 42nd Street – Matinee £59.50 7 Nov Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Mat £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 –inc. Lunch £89.00 20 Dec Olympia Horse Show – Eve £67.00 9 Jan Snow White Pantomime – Mat £59.50 10 Jan Swan Lake – London Coliseum £74.00 27 Jan Cirque Du Soleil – Totem – Mat £75.00 13 Feb *Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 17 Mar Lets Face the Music – RAH – Mat £67.50 *Trumpington Park & Ride only NEW DATES WARNERS CRICKET ST THOMAS Monday 22 October – 5 Days From £435 Monday 17 December – 5 Days From £350

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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!

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,

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Business Profile

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. 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. 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, 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 purposes.

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.

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Out & About

Steeple Morden Remembers 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.


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

Reflections on the Great War

Reflections on the First World War in Words, Music & Song - ‘The Beauty & The Sorrow’. St Peter & St Paul Church, Saturday 14th July, 7.30pm. Licensed Bar. Tickets £10, to include light refreshments, available from Steeple Morden Post Office.

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 6pm

Primary School Summer Fete

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

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

Open Gardens

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)


Hog Roast & Live Music

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

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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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It’s good to make sure your child has a balanced diet as it has a positive impact on physical and mental health and wellbeing. Ingredients: • 340g uncooked or frozen broccoli • 1 large egg • 35g onion • 45g cheddar cheese • 85g breadcrumbs • 2 tablespoons parsley • Pinch of black pepper 1. Preheat the oven to 200oC. Grease a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or line with parchment paper. 2. Put the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then plunge in a bowl of ice cold water. Drain well. 3. Chop the broccoli finely and mix with the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs and seasoning. Scoop 2 tablespoons of mix and using your hands gently press between your hands to shape. Wash your hands between every few bites to prevent from sticking. Next place the bites onto a baking sheet. 4. Bake for 18-20 minutes turning halfway, until golden brown and crispy. Enjoy.

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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

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.

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

Litlington Village Fayre This year’s theme is Flying to mark 100 years of the RAF. 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 12

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

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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. 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 Kaszak & Faradena Afifi. 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

There’s going to be a lot of mischief going on when the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge launches in Hertfordshire libraries this year! To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the much-loved Beano, this year’s challenge is called Mischief Makers, and will centre round the adventures of the most infamous mischief makers of them all – Dennis and Gnasher! Once again, Hertfordshire Libraries are challenging children to read six library books over the summer and return to the library to tell our staff all about them. They can read anything, including story books, fact books, talking books, and even e-books (available to download for free from our e-library). As part of this year’s challenge, children will use a map of Beanotown to search for a mysterious buried treasure. For each book that they report back on, they’ll collect smelly stickers that provide clues to the treasure’s location. Dennis and Gnasher will be on hand to

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help them solve these clues, along with their friends Pie Face, Rubi and JJ! The challenge is free to take part in – all children need to do is visit their local library from 14th July to collect a starter pack, while stocks last, and complete their six books before 8th September. They can also visit for more activities and games. A huge success with Hertfordshire families year after year, the Summer Reading Challenge is the perfect way to share books together and spark a lifelong love of reading for pleasure. As one parent commented, ‘My son really enjoyed the Summer Reading Challenge 2017; he loved coming to talk to the staff and volunteers about the books he’d read, and enjoyed collecting the stickers. He is already excited for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 and can’t wait to get started!’ 0300 123 4049 | 01763 248447 1807 The Listing Villages July 213 13

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y summer selection Garden Focus... early 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.

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.

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 For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch 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 GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD 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 14

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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 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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Debbie and Mark Bickerdike set up their Garden Centre in 1999 following the 80 year plus family tradition and applying the same principles as previous generations of the family: quality, choice, value for money and above all personal service.

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Many of their customers are expert gardeners but those who aren’t benefit from the Bickerdike team’s friendly, welcoming, professional and practical advice. Whether you are looking for a few plants in containers to brighten a patio or whether you are planting a whole garden, Bickerdikes Garden Centre has a comprehensive choice of expertly sourced flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and even turf. Hardy plants are guaranteed for two years providing they are planted and cared for correctly. The Bickerdikes service extends to their carry to car assistance and free delivery for larger items if you spend £15 or more. That’s not all, the Bickerdikes Reward Card scheme means that every time you make a purchase you’ll earn points towards future purchases.


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Mark Bickerdike advising a customer Once you’ve browsed all the plants, containers and pots, tools and equipment, plant feeds and fertilisers, garden furniture, huge range of gifts and gift food you’ll be ready to relax so visit Norton’s Café for a cup of coffee or tea, a light snack or even lunch. You will be able to sit back and enjoy your food while looking out over the beautiful landscaped gardens. There’s a full menu all day starting with breakfast and waitress service too. 01462 673 333 • Bickerdikes Garden Centre, Norton Road, Norton, Letchworth SG6 1AG



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Home & Garden 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 Fri 13th July at 7.30pm Fri 20th July at 7.30pm Sat 28th July at 7.30pm

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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

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A Little Further Afield Cambridge Open Studios

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Each weekend in July Cambridge Open Studios invite the public to visit their workshops and Studios. Here are some artists you can visit locally. Janet Gammons 6 Greenford Close, Orwell, SG8 5QA Original paintings, prints and cards. 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th July Jane Harvery

The Studio, 41 Ermine Way, Arrington, SG8 0AG Oil paintings. Originals, prints and cards for sale. 7th, 8th, 28th & 29th July

Anna Pye

The Walnut House, 3 Station Road, Steeple Morden, SG8 0NN Original prints and textiles. 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd July Peter Miller 120 North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5PE Sculptures in workshop in various media, including wood, slate and GRP. Also, new slate sculptures suitable for outside, displayed in the orchard. 7th, 8th, 21st & 22nd July Alex Hirtzel The Barn, 1 North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NX Multimedia paintings and prints 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th July

Gina Ferrari

Phyllis Dunseth

Hay Street, Steeple Morden, SG8 0PD www. ginaferrari. Stitched textiles, mixedmedia painting

15 Vicarage Close, Melbourn, SG8 6DY www. phyllisdunseth. Glass installations 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th July

7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd July Visit: for the full guide book. Printed versions are available from June in libraries, local shops, galleries and park and ride sites. 20

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A Cracked Voices Story Those who wait | Servandus

Servandus son of the Spaniard willingly fulfilled his vow to the 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

‘Dea Senuna’ Book Launch and Celebration The British Museum has produced a very full, illustrated book about Ashwell’s very own Roman Goddess Senuna, which includes information never published before.

has chanced upon a horde of votive gifts. Carefully, he disinters Servandus’s offering and the goddess’s cracked and 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 To celebrate, the book’s authors, Dr Ralph Jackson and Gil Burleigh, are coming to Ashwell to launch the book. Please come and join us in Book Launch, St Mary’s Church, Ashwell Thursday 5th July, 7.30pm

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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 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

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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.

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Miller Magic with Opus 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. And that’s not all folks! For this concert we will be joined by Jess Radcliffe and The Doodlebugs. Jess is a



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professional singer and instrumentalist who formed the 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

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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 reignited 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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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Racing Through Royston’s History

We’ve recently been researching the history of horse racing in Royston. You might have seen a blue plaque on the Barn in Upper King Street. This was the site of stables that backed onto the heath. People would often see horses being taken out across the heath. One person who was based at those stables was Willie Stephenson. He was a successful horse trainer with many friends in the town. Do you remember him? He was the first horse trainer in over 200 years of racing in Royston to win both the Derby and Grand National. And only the third trainer ever to do this! He won the Derby with Arctic Prince in 1951 and the Grand National with Oxo in 1959. The Royston Crow reported on

Oxo’s win. The article speaks highly of Willie and ponders why he was so successful when previous Royston horse trainers hadn’t been. They answer by highlighting his natural skill of being an excellent judge of horses as well as his understanding of how much training was needed. Not too much and not too little. Willie was described at going about his training “without fuss and a lot of ballyhoo.”

Reports after Arctic Prince’s win tell of the whole town celebrating. It was noted that Willie and a few friends held a private celebration at the Bull Hotel. There’s so much to uncover about racing in Royston so please get in touch with your own memories at

1951 Derby Winner Arctic Prince

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Leisure Fete du Velo 2018

Health Walk

Sun 1st July All-Day Redbourn Common, 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. fete-du-velo-2018-sunday-1st-july/

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

Small Voice, Big World with Vital Spark p

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.

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

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 all followed by tea and cake.

Wandlebury Adventurers’ Club

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Summer Drop In

Every Thu, 9.30-11.30am Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP Hot and cold drinks and snacks donated by local businesses, toddler toys, fun and laughter for everyone! Please join us!

Tots in Church

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

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Mon 2nd Jul, 6-8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE The Wandlebury Adventurers’ Club takes place on five consecutive Monday evenings each term

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

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The Settlement Showcase Exhibition

Tue 3rd Jul 12-3pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW 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. www.

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. laura.osborne@

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.


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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.

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

Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre

Fri 6th Jul, 5-- 8pm Mortlock St, Melbourn, RSG8 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, SG8 5AY We have decided to start running a ticketed evening for 12-18 year olds so that they can come along and paint.

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

Thu 5th - Sat 7th & Thu 12th - Sat 14th Jul, 11-4pm Summer Evening with the The Community Museum in The Apex p Jazz Band Arcade, Letchworth, SG6 3ET The Settlement is hosting a ‘showcase’ Frii 6th Jul, 7.30--10pm Letchworth Settlement , SG6 4UB exhibition of student work at the Tickets are priced at £15 which Community Museum in The Arcade. includes supper and there will be a licensed bar. www. Mediation Class Thu 5th Jul, 7-8pm RCHC, Halstead Chambers, SG8 9JS The meditation is an on-going class on The Little Welly Goes Wild in Hertfordshire alternate weeks. Sat 7th Jul 9.30am-4.30pm For more info: 01763 247440 Hertfordshire Showground, AL3 7PT ‘Dea Senuna’ Book Launch Our events give children and their and Celebration families new and exciting challenges Thu 5th Jul, 7.30-9pm and some quality time together St.Mary’s Church, Mill St, SG7 5LY outdoors. 2002 an exciting metal detecting little-welly-goes-wild-in-hertfordshire find was made on the outskirts of Ashwell and archaeologists were able Royston Councillors to excavate the site over the next few Surgeries g years. Sat 7th Jul, 10-11.30am Angel Pavement, Royston SG8 9AS Qi Gong with Heaven and Do you have any concerns, Earth Health suggestions or queries about town, Thu 5th, 12th &19th Jul, 7.30district and county ty services? 8.30pm Location to be announced Royston y Music Trail Meditation in Movement to improve Sat 7th Jul, 10am-3pm posture, balance and centre the mind. Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9LB Last 3 sessions before summer break! Find the 12 musical instruments hidden around Royston

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Leisure Lucies’ Boutique – Preloved RTFC Pre Season Friendly Wed 11th Jul, 7.45 - 9.15pm 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.

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Curwens Preview Evening

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

Thu 12th Jul, 6-8pm Litlington Village g g Fayre Sat 14th Jul, 10am-5pm 17 High St, Royston SG8 9AA Graham Rayner- Furniture Maker, Amy Our theme is flying marking 100 years Carter-Artist & Sue Sanders-Painter/ of RAF. Printmaker

CJs Birds of Prey Hawking Sat 7th Jul,1-4pm Experience Cherry Hinton Road, CB22 3FB, Thu 12th Jul, 7-8.30pm The Summer Fete will be a fantastic Orwell, Royston SG8 5QN afternoon! There will be market stalls in the Bistro, a BBQ and traditional fete Contact Val on 07967 825260 games in the garden, live music and Trio HLK ‘Standard Time’ more. Anstey Fair

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Wonderful Wandlebury & CambridgePPF’s 90th Birthday

Sat 14th Jul,12.30-4pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Wander around Wandlebury and try activities at this history and archaeology day that’s packed with fun.

Thu 12th Jul, 7-10.30pm Royston Rockets Taster Hidden Rooms, Cambridge CB5 8BA Session Trio HLK is the union of three distinct, Sat 14th Jul, 1pm forward thinking musical personalities BMX Track, Burns Rd, SG8 5PT joining us tonight on the launch tour for Come along and try out for free. their debut album Standard Time. B in the Park Sat 14th Jul , 2-9pm Theatre at Leper Chapel: Garden House Hospice Barkway Pavilion and Recreation Ground Woyzeck Care Open p Gardens Annual family festival with live music, Thu 12th & Fri 13th Jul, 8-9.30pm craft activities, bouncy castle, welly Sun 8th Jul, 1-5pm Garden House Hospice Care, SG6 1QU Leper Chapel, CB5 8JJ wanging, scavenger hunt, drama and Unpublished for 40 years and Garden House Hospice Care will be more. Optional overnight camping. unperformed for nearly a century, hosting an ‘Open Garden’ and would Woyzeck burst upon the world in like to invite the local community to Opus 17 come and enjoy a variety of activities. 1913, astonishing audiences with Sat 14th Jul , 7-10pm its frightening and uncompromising Greneway School, SG8 7JF modernity. Opus 17 and the Doodlebugs present p Morden Open Gardens Steeple Sales & Copy Deadline for ‘Miller Magic’ Sun 8th Jul, 2-5pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, SG8 0PE, next issue Centenary Quiz Night With over 12 gardens to visit – a lovely Fri 13th Jul 5pm Sat 14th Jul, 7.15-9.45pm afternoon out! Parish Hall, 6 Melbourn Rd, SG8 7DB Hanson Golf Day Teams of up to 6. Prize for the winning Fri 13th Jul, All Day g Guitars & Strings team. Drinks will be available. Please Royston Golf Club, SG8 5BG Sun 8th Jul , 7.30-10 0pm bring your own nibbles & snacks. The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Please help us support Addenbrokes Childrens Services. Music fans in Royston will have a rare opportunity to hear musicians of y Classic Vehicle Croydon international standing and acclaim Sun 15th Jul, 12-4pm perform contemporary songs arranged Royston Folk Club Croydon, Royston SG8 0DL for classical instruments. BBQ, Ice cream, children’s games and Showcase more. Fri 13th Jul, 7-10pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Jazz in the Garden Monday Club featuring the ‘Young Artists Sun 15th Jul, 12--4pm Mon 9th Jul, 3.30-5pm Competition 2018’ supported by Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Creative Royston and a terrific line-up Hatch Penn/The Joint, SG8 8AZ, For 4 to 11 year-olds – newcomers are including Kelley & Woolley and Kaszak Adult £20, Child £5 to include lunch. Licensed Bar available. Tickets from always welcome. School years 5 & 6 & Afifi. Shirley Haydon: 07713 244278 – Monday Club Extra. Leader John Hardwick. Craft, games, and more. Royston y Arts Society Royston Vets 10th Fri 13th Jul, 8-10pm y Celebration Market Hill Rooms Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Anniversary Volunteer Centre Drop In Sun 15th Jul, 2-5pm “Margaret Glass will demonstrate her Session skilful art of pastel drawing/painting for Royston Heath Sports Club, SG8 5BG Tue 10th Jul, 10am-12pm Dog show, bouncy castle, hog roast Royston Art Society. Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN and more. Visit: Find out about volunteering in the local Big Art Fair area. Sat 14th & Sun 15th Jul,10am-5pm Abington g Pigotts g Fete Hitchin Town Hall, SG5 1JE Sun 15th Jul, 2-5pm Coffee and Cake Morning Herts Visual Arts is back with their Big Church Ln, Royston SG8 0SH Wed 11th Jul, 10am-12pm Art Fair for a second year during the Fun for all the Family – Home Produce Sovereign Chambers, SG8 9BA ever-popular Hitchin Festival. and Craft Market, Family Games, Live No booking required, just turn up and Band, BBQ, and of course Plot a Poo. enjoy some Coffee/Cake, with our local Sponsorship-for-the-Big-Art-Fair-2018 business people. Sun 8th Jul, 1-5pm Anstey, Buntingford SG9 0DF There is no better way to spend a This is a Traditional Country Fair full of entertainment for all the family. | 01763 248447 1807 The Listing Villages July 227 27

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Leisure Messy Church

Sun 15th Jul, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Exploring the theme of ‘The Good Samaritan’ through craft, play and stories.

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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. danielle.swinburnegh@

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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:

Sundown Cinema: Brave

Fri 27th Jul 6-7.30pm Royston, Arrington 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.

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 y Folk Club Concert range of beautiful blooms, which thrive Royston Fri 27th Jul, 7-10pm during the warm summer months. Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Featuring .. the exuberant ‘Black Scarr’ with their perceptive songs of real life, Tots in Church supported by local favourites ‘Pass the Thu 19th Jul, 9.30-11am Buch’ Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP RTFC AGM- Members Only Free play, stories, songs, dancing, Fri 27th Jul 8-10pm snacks, and great company for the Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP carers! Members Only!

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Sundown Cinema: The Hunger g Games

Sun 29th Jul 8.30-119m Royston, Arrington 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.

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.

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.

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

Sundown Cinema Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Sundown Cinema: Wonder Make Lunch Woman Mon 30th Jul, 12-1.30pm

Fri 27th Jul 8.30-11pm Wimpole Estate, SG8 0BW A real National Trust gem in Cambridgeshire – for an outdoor Historical Crafter Day: cinema weekend with FREE popcorn! Farming g Bring your friends, bring your family Sat 21st Jul, 10.30am-12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL and bring a picnic. This is what summer’s all about. Crafty activities & trail around the museum.

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? sophie.bottazzi@

Make Lunch

Mon 23rd & Thu 26th Jul, 121.30pm 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. makelunchroyyston//


Sat 28th Jul 8.30pm-11pm Wimpole Estate, 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.

Civil War Re-enactors

Sat 28th Jul 10-4pm Royston Museum, King St, 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.

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.

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. 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: makelunchroyston/

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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Leisure 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. For the base 300g shortbread biscuits 100g melted butter For the filling 450g full fat cream cheese 100g caster sugar The finely grated zest of one lemon and one orange 60ml of puréed strawberries 60ml Pimms 2tbsp double cream 2 eggs from happy and healthy free running hens 25g cornflour Extra whipped cream and strawberries for garnishing

cornflour and stir everything together. Now, beat in the eggs one at a time and pour the resulting mixture on top of the shortbread base. Smooth over the top and pop into the oven for 25-30 min at 170°C or until very lightly coloured on top with a tiny bit of “wobble” in the centre. When you are happy your cheesecake has got to this stage, turn off the oven and leave to cool in the oven for at least an hour. Resist the temptation to open the door as this may cause cracking across the top. After cooling in the oven, wrap the cheesecake in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours - overnight would be best as the full flavour and texture develop with time. 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...

Tallulah Le Fey x

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. 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 | 01763 248447 1807 The Listing Villages July 229 29

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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

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July News

From the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens

Therfield Heath Chalkhill Blue 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. 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 30

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 ramekin. 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.

Golf & Cocktails!

Hanson Services Charity Golf Day is delighted to announce that the event on Friday 13th July at Royston Golf Club 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 can still get involved by donating a prize to promote your business or becoming a sponsor of a hole. For further information please contact Tom on All funds raised will be donated to Children’s Services at Addenbrooke’s

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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. 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, you will need to boil your milk, cream and vanilla. In the meantime whip your egg yolk and sugar until it reaches ribbon stage. The Belle Freehouse and Restaurant North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NZ 01763 250921

Dark Lane Forge “You can draw it, I can make it”

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.

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

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My Local Life


RusseLl DavEy 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. Where do you live? I was brought up in Royston but have lived in Meldreth since 1981. 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. Describe a perfect Sunday Having a great round of golf, watching The Gunners win and roast dinner with my family What is your favourite book? Why is it special to you? I don’t have time to read books! 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. What is the best advice you have ever been given? That the first deal is the best deal! Tell us what you love about your job Even after over 40 years as a local


butcher we are always meeting new people. 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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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,

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Croydon Classic Vehicle Show, Croydon Village, Sunday 15th July, Noon - 4pm,

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.

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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

11th July 7.45pm Kick Off Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP picture then. There will be a display of pictures on our stall and entries will be judged towards the end of the event.

Prizes will be awarded for each age Please design your picture on a piece of category and winners will be notified if A4 paper or card, then add your name, you have any queries or require further age and telephone number on the back of information please call the Home-Start your picture office on 01763 262262 Come along Please post your entry to us by Friday 3rd and see us August, 2018 at: Home Start Royston & on the Home- South Cambridgeshire, Unit 6, Valley Farm, Start stall Station Road, Meldreth, SG8 6JP at the Kite Royston Kite Festival Festival on Royston Heath, 5th August Sunday 5th August and do your The theme of the competition is “Design a Kite Picture”.


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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. 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 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. This session is free of charge and gives you the opportunity to try riding, possibly for the first time. We will have tea and coffee available for Mums and Dads too! In terms of training – we train on Tuesday evenings from around 6pm and Saturday afternoons from 2pm. Club Coaching happens every other Tuesday and on the last Saturday of every month. Members are 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 looking to increase our membership and we always welcome support from non-members in roles such as assisting in the kitchen at events or marshalling / line judges. We have recently received planning permission for a sprint track following some fund raising and there will also be some further development at the track in the next few weeks. For further information about BMX riding at Royston Rockets please visit or find us on Facebook under Royston Rockets. Royston Rockets Taster Session, BMX Track, near Coombes Community Centre (nearest postcode SG8 5PT), Saturday 14th July, 1pm Did you notice our Royston Rockets cover images? | 01763 248447 1807 The Listing Villages July 237 37

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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, 3pm to 4pm


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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:

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A wide range of high massage treatment using a combination of different techniques with a holistic approach. Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Relaxing Swedish Massage Lymphatic Drainage Back, Neck and Shoulders 10% off * on Fridays and Saturdays at Anderson’s Hairdressing Salon, Angel Pavement, Royston SG8 9AS

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Sun Safety

Stay safe and avoiding getting a ‘lobster like’ tan this summer by following some of my simple tips. Keep hydrated - drinking water is essential as it stops you and your skin from getting dehydrated. Sun cream - make sure you choose a suncream with at least SPF 15 to protect from UVB and at least 4 star rating 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. If you do burn take a cool shower and make sure you use an after sun. I prefer ones containing aloe vera!

Ellie Laughlin


WI PM 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. 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 to attend classes at Denman College on a breath-taking range of subjects taught by the best of tutors. But perhaps most important of all, WI members make friends for life. Our next meeting will be in September. To learn a bit more about us call Eunice, 01763 231658 or Jean, 01763 245958

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

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Royston Arts Festival Cover Art

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 nonfiction. Simply capture the festival theme in 500 words and submit via email before July 30th. All the details can be found on the website.

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 For a first look at the full festival line up come artist By Leigh from over 250 competition and see Creative Royston at the Royston Kite entries by school children from Royston and Festival in early August! 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! Creative Royston and the team behind Royston All entries and the final artwork will be on MusicFest are putting on a special one-off concert, display in Royston Library in September, and ‘Guitars & Strings’ this month! the final artwork will feature in the Royston Arts Guitars and Strings, The Old Bull Inn, Royston, Society exhibition during the festival where it Sunday 8th July. Doors at 7pm - Tickets (£10 in will once again be auctioned for charity. Visit advance, £12 on the door) available at the website to see the finished work. or Entries are now starting to come in for this Royston Arts Festival, 28th-30th September year’s festival 2018 at venues Creative across Royston Writing Competition – but there is

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Business to Business


Baldock Network Group All members are expected to attend and if possible bring a guest and help us build this group. Held fortnightly on Tuesdays from 7am at The George, Hitchin Street, Baldock. £12 which includes a great breakfast. James 07973 883441 • BNI: The Force Chapter Exchange qualified business referrals. One person per profession to join a chapter. Held every Wednesday at 6.30am • Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7BZ • Leah Sands, 07870 994795 • Business Babble Royston Hands on supportive group for women who run (or are setting up) their own business. Held on the second Monday of the month, 7.30-10pm. • Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7BZ • Jayne Bratton 07764 657576 Coffee and Connect An informal business networking event. Held on the first Friday monthly, 10.3011.30am • The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock St, Royston SG8 5AY • Julia Brooks, 01763 877110 Friday Fizz A business & social networking event organised by The Listing. Held on the last Friday monthly, Royston Venues, 5.30-7.30pm Sharon, 01763 248447 Melbourn Business Association A lively networking group, held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Sheene Mill Melbourn, 7.30 - 9am • 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 Royston Community Breakfast A group of charity group leaders, councillors, local businesses leaders – who support each other and share ideas. Meet second Friday every month, 7.30am • The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW • Ray Munden, 01763 241217

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Flying legends airshow Duxford The Flying Legends Air Show is organised and produced by The Fighter Collection. 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. At Flying Legends 2018 the Flying Bulls will present a fiveship formation for the first time in the UK, featuring two Alpha Jets, a B-25J Mitchell, Goodyear Corsair and P-38 Lightning. The world-renowned balbo, a massed-formation flying display, provides a remarkable finale to the © IWM

Life is better when you have a plan Whether you need advice on Pensions, Investments, Assurance or Tax Planning we have the perf rfect f solution for you. Contact KDW’s Adviser Gary Cretton, who is based in Litlington, nr Royston to discuss your planning. M: 07703 692 773



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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

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 07711 763322


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Professional Six business tips Being an entrepreneur means that you’ll often blaze your own trail – but you’ll sometimes face moments of doubt and uncertainty and suffer sleepless nights. Try these six tips if you are a running a business – or managing an international football team! 1. Keep the big vision in sight Never forgetting ‘where you’re trying to get to’ helps keep your business on course. It may not always be the course you imagined, but focussing on the destination is vital. 2. Persevere What should go hand-in-hand with a big vision is the perseverance you need to keep moving forward. Don’t give up. When things get challenging, you have to commit yourself to moving forward, overcoming the fear surrounding the next steps. 3. Make a plan, but be flexible Every business needs plans – but they shouldn’t be big.A simple business plan, with an accompanying marketing outline

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will do. Map out the major landmarks of the road ahead and break the journey into important metrics so you can track your progress. 4.Recognise your expertise Don’t try to be all things for all aspects of your business – if you want to do everything, get a job as a handyman. Use contractors when you need to and focus your strengths on doing what you do best – and making the money! 5. Don’t burn out Your health is literally the most important thing in your life. When your body gives out, you’re done, so take good care of yourself. 6. Keep your sense of humour Finally, try to laugh more and stress less. It strengthens your emotional and mental wellbeing, keeps people from getting under your skin and keeps you cool and collected. It also makes you more fun to be around! Let me know how you get on!

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If so, please take advantage of our reduced rate wills offer. Reduced rates are: Double Wills–£280 plus VAT Single Will–£150 plus VAT Please note that reduced rate wills will be available every week day from 8am until 6pm, and on Tuesday evenings until 8pm, by appointment only. Also on the Saturday mornings of 30th June, 14th & 21st July, again by appointment only. Home visits are also available at no extra charge within a 20 mile radius of Royston. For more information please contact us. Fish Hill Chambers, 2-3 Fish Hill, Royston, Herts, SG8 9JY • 01763 241121

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