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OctRoyston Day trips from 10 Aug Festival Of Quilts – NEC 10 Aug Stamford Mrkt & Barnsdale Grdns 11 Aug Stratford-upon-Avon 12 Aug Southend-on-Sea 14 Aug Oxford 15 Aug Cromer 16 Aug Beth Chatto & Marks Hall Gardens 17 Aug Greenwich 18 Aug Wells-Next-The-Sea 21 Aug Broadstairs 22 Aug Canterbury 23 Aug Clacton Air Show 26 Aug Portsmouth 27 Aug Sheringham 29 Aug East Ruston Gardens 1 Sep Hunstanton 5 Sep Wisley Gardens & Flower Show 6 Sep Norwich 9 Sep Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 10 Sep Chartwell House 15 Sep Sheringham – 1940’s Weekend

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Theatre Shows & Special Events 14 Aug Tina the Musical – Evening 30 Aug Witness for the Prosecution – Mat 13 Sep Brick Lane Cockney Sing Song 20 Sep The King and I – Matinee 27 Sep Mamma Mia – Matinee 4 Oct Phantom of the Opera - inc Lunch 10 Oct Dreamgirls – Matinee 10 Oct The Lion King Adult £65/Senior 18 Oct Motown – Matinee 24 Oct 42nd Street – Matinee 24 Oct Kinky Boots – Matinee 7 Nov Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Mat 7 Nov Les Miserables – Matinee 8 Nov Company – Matinee 8 Nov Phantom of the Opera – Matinee 20 Dec Olympia Horse Show – Eve 9 Jan Snow White Pantomime – Mat 10 Jan Swan Lake – Coliseum - Mat 27 Jan Cirque Du Soleil – Totem – Mat 13 Feb *Tina the Musical – Evening 16 Feb Wicked – Saturday Matinee 14 Mar The Bodyguard – MKeynes – Mat 17 Mar Lets Face the Music – RAH – Mat 25 Jul On Your Feet – Matinee *Trumpington Park & Ride only

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In August it’s hard not to jump ahead and start thinking of cooler days and the fresh start that a new academic year brings many of us, but there is lots of summer left to enjoy. Our bright cover images this month are in celebration of one of the most anticipated local events of the summer - the Royston Rotary Kite Festival. You can read all about both the Kite Festival and The Rotary Club of Royston in the magazine. We are keeping our fingers crossed for ideal weather conditions for the event - warm and dry with just the right amount of breeze!

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The Spectacular Knights of the Crusades will be centre stage with their energetic show that’s steeped in history and high in adrenaline! For little ones there will be a mud kitchen and mud painting and for older children there will be the chance to make a headdress, clay creatures, stick men or a bow and arrow at our Forest School! All the show favourites will be there too including the horse show, dog show, birds of prey demonstration, vintage cars, tractors, craft tent, craft demonstrations and shopping stands. For families there are hours of fun with free face painting, free children’s craft tent, children’s entertainer, Punch & Judy Show, mini farm, pony rides and a reptile tent. When it comes to food, expect a huge menu plus a prosecco bar and beer tent.

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Royston rotary kite festival The Kite Festival has been a feature of the Royston summer calendar for a surprising 28 years. That’s quite a record. It’s likely that some of the parents who’ll be taking the family to the Heath to see the kites this year will themselves have been taken there as children two or three decades ago. It’s usually thought of as ‘the Rotary Kite Festival’, as Royston’s Rotary Club has managed the event for the past 18 years. Previously it was run by North Herts District Council’s Countryside Management Service – but after 10 years, the CMS began to look for a community organisation with the numbers and skills to take it over. ”It seemed such a natural fit for us and we were happy to take it on“ says Rotary’s Ken Charles, who headed up the team running the event for many years. The Festival’s focus is always on the skilled kite flying enthusiasts and clubs from surrounding counties who provide the main spectacle, but last year a new attraction was added – a display of historic vehicles. Local owners of classic cars, bikes, and even the occasional tractor and lorry, enjoy bringing their cherished machinery to the Heath and having a picnic while kite-watching. “It was certainly popular last year, without detracting from the spectacle of the kites, so we’ll be doing it again this year” says Rotary’s classic car chief Ray Munden. And this year for the first time, Royston’s own Crystalite Majorettes will have a couple of spots in the programme to strut

their stuff in the arena. Some features of the event have become a positive tradition. The teddy bear parachute drop, for example, is always a hit with younger children, whose bears can have an aerial adventure by ascending a kite string then parachuting magically to earth. There was a year when the teddy bear drop didn’t happen, which prompted numerous complaints from the younger customers. No festival is complete without a row of stalls and attractions, and plenty to eat and drink. The Kite Festival offers free stall space to all charity and non-profit organisations, and traders can rent space; there are burgers and hot dogs, a coffee vendor, and if you have something to celebrate, there’s a champagne bar too. The event is the Club’s biggest fundraiser. After expenses, all the money from gate receipts, the Tombola and donations by generous sponsors, plus stall rentals, goes to good causes. This year’s major recipient, the choice of Club President David Blundell, is Acorn House, which offers accommodation to the families of sick children receiving treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The Club reckons that since they took over in 2000, the event has raised around £100,000 for charity. “That’s a lot of money for some excellent causes, while giving thousands of people a lot of fun.” Royston Rotary Kite Festival, The Heath, Sunday 5th August, 10.30am - 4.30pm | 01763 248447

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Rotary Club of ROyston Where can you find a bunch of people who run Royston’s biggest annual charity fund-raiser, a memory café, a swimathon, a major musical event and a technology competition for the town’s schools, provide Santas for a big retail outlet, help to eradicate polio, support skills training for women in Africa, enjoy monthly rambles and weekends away, get together to meet and eat every week, and have been behaving this way for 56 years? It can only be the Rotary Club of Royston, part of Rotary International, which boasts 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs like ours across the globe. Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world. All of which perhaps sounds a little grand and solemn. Not so! We are local men and women (membership is around 35) from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, and we enjoy a lively social life together. Our weekly meetings are noisy, friendly affairs where we discuss our plans, report on what we’ve achieved, and often listen to speakers on a wide range of topics. The old vision of Rotary as a collection of besuited local businessmen (males only in those days, of course) has long gone. The suits and ties were abandoned years ago, and we don’t just admit women; we welcome them enthusiastically. Indeed, we’ve already had two lady Presidents, and a third is due soon. We’re strong because our roots are here in Royston, and much of our impact is at local level, but with the back-up of our national and international organisation, we can punch way above our weight. For example, the money we raise to support local or international projects can often be doubled by Rotary International’s match-funding schemes.

We raise about £20,000 annually to support good causes. Our annual Kite Festival on Therfield Heath is our biggest single event, attracting around 5000 visitors and raising a large sum for a chosen charity. You can read more about the Kite Festival in the Out and About article. Our special focus on youth drives ‘Schools Make Music’, where pupils have an opportunity to sing and play on a professional stage, and the Technology Tournament, a real challenge to the creativity of our upcoming technologists. There’s more - much more than we can list here. We’re always pleased to welcome visitors to one of our weekly meetings, when we can offer possible members a taste of who we are and what we do. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to launch sustainable projects that really do make a difference. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. Could you be part of it? We’ll be pleased to hear from you – our contact details are below.

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royston picture palace is here to stay! It’s five years since we first opened our doors in the summer of 2013, and in that time (and the three years planning before that) the cinema has grown from a mere aspiration into a highly-valued community asset. Last year we welcomed over 11,000 visitors through our doors.

Our history Royston Picture Palace is the result of a collaboration between Royston Town Council and Royston First BID Company Ltd. The BID is a collective pot of money funded by the business community in Royston which is used to implement community and business initiatives which would not otherwise happen, for example: Free After Three Parking, Christmas Lights, and additional town policing. Royston Town Council (with additional grants from NHDC) undertook a complete refurbishment of the Town Hall, including adding a lift to the upper floor, double-glazed windows, an air cooling system, as well as a general refresh to the paintwork and upholstery. At the same time, Royston First committed to providing the cinema equipment: custom-built seating, a 7 metre wide retractable screen, state-ofthe-art digital projection and a 17 speaker sound system.

films for free, we would love to hear from you! Email us at info@ Volunteer roles are varied and we can guarantee you’ll find the work rewarding and our team friendly. We also have Performance Manager roles available. No technical experience is necessary, just a willingness to step up on the night and make sure things happen in the correct order!

Our shop Our shop is well-stocked – but without the big prices you may have experienced at commercial cinemas. We offer a range of popcorn, chilled drinks, sweets and Farmhouse dairy ice creams. Our state of the art coffee machine allows you to select cappuccinos, filter and espresso coffees.

Our films We have been running a light programme over the summer months as, historically, we see much lower demand for the cinema in June, July and August (although we are fully air-conditioned - so can offer a rather cool alternative if our heat-wave persists!)

Our volunteers

We will, as previously, show films every weekend from September onwards, on a Friday and Saturday evening, with occasional matinees and Sunday showings. All our scheduled films are listed on our website as soon as they are available to book.

Royston Picture Palace is staffed by volunteers, who give up their time to run performances. Quite simply, without our volunteer team, Royston Picture Palace would not run.

We’re very excited to be showing Mamma Mia on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September – and if, as we anticipate, these showings sell out, we’ll add in extra screenings.

We are always on the lookout for more volunteers to join the team, so if you are community-minded, have a few hours to spare on a weekend evening and would like to watch

Last year, we enjoyed a number of sell-out performances and, as we head into the Autumn, we expect to see a full programme of the best films being screened just a few weeks behind the main cinema release dates.

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are competitively priced at £7.90 for adults, £7.00 for senior citizens and £6.00 for children (14 and under). You can book online or purchase tickets in person at Royston Town Hall office on the corner of Melbourn Street and Melbourn Road, Monday - Friday 9am-4pm. Alternatively, our Box Office opens half an hour before each performance, so you can always take a chance and buy your tickets at the door.

Where to find us Royston Picture Palace is situated in Royston Town Hall. We are fully accessible with a ramp and handrails at the front entrance, a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor, a lift between the ground and first floors and provision within our seating plan for up to three wheelchair users together with any carers. On site parking is available at Royston’s Civic Centre car park. Parking is Free After Three every day, and free all day on Sundays.

We look forward to welcoming you to your community cinema!


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Winning the award for contribution to the community has been a great kick start for our summer plans. We would like to thank our customers for their Royston Business Awards nominations; the team from the Chamber of Commerce that put so much into organising the awards process and ceremony; and our judges that not only tolerated our excited monologue about our little studio and involvement in community projects but saw some merit in it too! We joke that we are leaving our mark on history: when Royston is excavated in years to come historians will debate the meaning of the green dogs and rainbow ponies that leave our studio – it is lovely to think that we are also leaving our mark on people’s lives and the community in the present day. Join us for some relaxing, creative and (if this heat continues) air-conditioned fun this summer. Check us out at

Royston u3a Royston U3A members had a brief encounter with Noel Coward, author of the romantic love story, at their June meeting. Speaker Frances Hughes said that Coward’s achievements as a master of many talents, as composer, actor, singer, and many more are all the more impressive as he was largely self-taught. Her talk followed Royston U3A’s third annual general meeting in which chairman Jackie Gellert said U3A has had an amazing impact on the town and now has over 460 members and more than 30 interest groups. She thanked everyone involved in making it such a success. At Royston U3A’s next meeting Pauline Martindale will give a talk entitled ‘My Olympic Dreams’.

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Hanna & cARLA sUMA Hanna and Carla are sisters who own and run HC Jewellers in Royston High Street - an independent, family run business with a wealth of experience within the jewellery industry. Where do you live? H. Biggleswade, C. Letchworth We lived in Royston for seven years and miss living in such a friendly town, although we are lucky we still work here! What’s your favourite local place to eat and drink? H. ‘The Jolly Postie’. Their Sunday lunches are super tasty the atmosphere and service is great. C. ‘Tasty Bites’ is always great for breakfast or lunch. Tracy and co are always welcoming. We both love to eat at ‘L’artista’ in Letchworth with our family, our dad is Italian, so authentic pasta and pizza always go down well. ‘Just like Mamma used to make’



How do you like to spend your days off work? H. Lunch with friends and shopping. C. I like visiting friends and family and going for long walks. What is your favourite book and why? H. ‘Dangerous Lady’ by Martina Cole. It gives an insight into the East London gangs in the 60’s. Quiet scary! C. ‘Turning Point’ by Danielle Steel. It’s about how things in life that can change, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse! It is an interesting read. What is the best thing about your work? H. Creating bespoke engagement rings and wedding rings, as well as assessing gemstones (that’s my passion).

Where do you like to shop locally? We both love ‘The Ruby Rooms’ all the girls are professional, & friendly. We love to go in and have a pamper! And ‘La Bella Vita’ always has the perfect gift for any occasion (sometimes for ourselves!)

C. Meeting lots of great people, everyday is different and assessing jewellery.

We also both also love ‘The Stationery Cupboard’. The team are quick to help and the service is fast and efficient.

C. Snakes (luckily I haven’t seen many in Royston)

What is your guilty pleasure? H. A  glass (or five) of Prosecco in the sunshine C. It used to be ‘Candy Crush’ although I don’t seem to have the time now. What was the last film you watched? H. ‘Reign Over Me’ with Adam Sandler C. I can’t remember the last time I watched a film, but I went to the West End last month to see ‘The Play That Went Wrong’ and it was brilliant, funny and well thought out.

What are you scared off? H. Feet!!

What are you most looking forward to this August? H. Carla’s Birthday! C. Going to Wales for a long weekend with my partner, nephew and parents. Long walks on the beach and hopefully no rain!

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Garden Focus... Late summer selection Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott

Traditionally this is considered a harder time of year in the border as many of the summer plants have finished flowering. Here are few things to consider to keep the interest going and extend the summer season in your borders. Later flowering hardy perennials help to extend the summer season. As all good gardeners know careful plant selection throughout the season is one of the keys to an interesting garden. A great way to help with inspiration is to draw on what you see in other gardens. If you see a late summer flowering plant in a show garden, open garden or garden visited on your holiday, find out its name and track it down. I like to use Anemone ‘Honorine J’obert’ to give white flower at the back of a border or you could use its thuggish, pink, relation Anemone japonica but beware its desire for garden domination. Sedums and Rudbeckias will come into their own too. I like to use the dark purple Sedum telephium ‘Matrona’ or Sedum telephium ‘Munstead Red’. Rudbeckia fulgida var. ‘Goldsturm’ has pretty yellow daisy flowers with black centres or the taller Rudbeckia maxima works well mixed with Verbena bonariensis ‘Lolipop’. For extra height at the back of a border consider Eupatorium purpureum subspecies maculatum ‘Atropurpueum’ with its lovely pink umbels it is good for bees and butterflies too. Deliberate grass positioning will help to extend the interest and draw the eye through a border. There is a grass to suit every occasion but why not consider including them in the plant palette. If I want height I would use Miscanthus sinensis ‘Marlepartus’ with its pretty plumes of flower or Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ for narrow, vertical flower heads. Often in garden design I look to link the new garden to the wider landscape and in a rural context Deschampsia cespitosa and Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ help to bleed out into a less refined more natural feel. Late flowering shrubs not only add the summer interest but should be used to create the mixed garden border. I like to use Abelia x grandiflora or Abelia x grandiflora ‘Prostrate White’. They are both evergreen with pretty pinkie white flowers but ‘Prostrate White’ is very compact if space is at a premium. For well-behaved blue in the mixed border Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue’ is a good selection or Budleja davidii ‘Nano Blue’ which is a compact Budleja. Deadheading is a very easy way to extend the flowering interest in the border. Simply cutting


back the finished heads on a shrub rose will promote more flowers. Always cut back to a growing point and with luck you will be rewarded with more flowers later in the season. It has been a good summer for the climbing Rosa ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’ on my cottage. After diligent dead heading of the first flush of flower in early summer I am being rewarded with a second flush. It is a good time to consider the gaps in your border for planting in the autumn. I am in love with Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ and Rosa ‘The Generous Gardener’ with their pretty pink scented blooms and hope to be planting more of these in the Autumn. Chopping back hardy perennials seems like a radical thing to do, but there are many plants that will have a second flush of flowering. Geraniums, Nepetas and Salvias are well known for it but I have known Delphiniums to push up a second flowering stem too. It looks a little drastic to begin with but the space is soon filled with growth again. It also helps to make the border look different and give the sense of anticipation. For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch. GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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News from the conservators The latest update from The Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens finds us in the height of summer having had most of June and much of July without rainwater. This has had a major effect on the grasses which, like everyone’s garden has turned brown and the ground under foot is very hard and is a potential fire hazard. With this in mind, please do remember that BBQs or the lighting of fires on the Heath is a criminal offence and that any naked flame is dangerous on such dry ground. With the summer holidays well under way it is great to see so many people using the Heath for picnics. Just be considerate and please make sure you take all your rubbish home with you. The one place we would ask you not to use for your picnic is Church Hill. This is due

to the sensitive nature of the rare flora in this area. In other news, both the Meadow Pipits and Skylarks had Skylark a successful breeding season and we thank everybody for their consideration. Unfortunately there were four occasions where the sheep grazing on Penn Hill were disturbed and broke out of their enclosure. This resulted in them being removed for their safety until further notice. We will keep you updated with their whereabouts via The Listing, the map on the Heath Sports Club and our website.

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A Little Further Afield Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings In the year of Henry Moore’s 120th birthday,

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the Henry Moore Foundation presents Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings, an exhibition exploring Moore’s changing approach to this key element of his artistic practice. Out of the Block brings together nearly 30 major works in stone and wood, made over six decades, from the collection of the Henry Moore Foundation. They trace Moore’s development as an artist and a carver and reveal his influences at different moments in his career. In addition to the sculptural work, the exhibition features film and photographs from the Henry Moore Archive which provide a fascinating insight into the evolution of Moore’s practice, from a quiet, solitary pursuit to a large-scale operation involving many hands and mechanical assistance. The film in the exhibition – recently digitised from the original silent, Standard 8 Cine Film reel - has never been shown in public before. It shows Moore working on the largest and most ambitious of his wood sculptures, Reclining Figure 195964, which is featured in the exhibition. The film also documents a visit to Henraux’s quarries in Querceta, Italy, in 1969. Henry Moore’s creative energy was boundless and he worked in a variety of mediums from drawing and printmaking to bronze casting. Carving, however, was his first passion and it always remained central in his practice. From his radical experiments in the 1920s to the large scale public commissions of the post-war period, Moore’s carvings played an important part in shaping his identity as a modern sculptor and testify to his willingness to embrace new materials, techniques and sources of inspiration throughout his career. Moore was born in 1898 in Castleford, Yorkshire. As a child he was fascinated by stone in sculpture, architecture and the landscape. In 1921 he went to study art in London. His interest in non-European and prehistoric sculpture drew him to the notions of ‘direct carving’ and ‘truth to material’ championed by


avant-garde sculptors he admired.

Until the mid-1930s, Moore strictly adhered to these principles, working directly with materials and allowing their natural properties to shape his work. He rejected traditional stones like white marble and instead experimented with materials ranging from indigenous stones to exotic woods. His direct approach to carving had significant compositional implications. Forms had to be developed by a process of subtraction, within the boundaries of the original block. Figures, therefore, are often compacted and in surprising poses. After the Second World War, Moore softened his position to reflect his new belief that the idea behind a work was more important than how it was made. Modelling in plaster or clay and casting in bronze became his main method of creation, but carving remained an important part of his practice. From the early 1960s he spent his summers working near the Carrara quarries in Tuscany where one of his favourite artists, the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, had sourced his marble.

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Melbourn Fete was Fun Congratulations to he organisers of the Melbourn Fete - a good time was had by all! Photos by David L Hone.

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get ready for Royston Arts Festival! The team at Creative Royston are working hard to pull together what is looking like another fantastic Royston Arts Festival, over the last weekend in September. This year there are more exhibitions, performances and activities then ever before. The centrepiece will once again be the Community Arts Event in Priory Memorial Gardens on the afternoon of Saturday 29th September. There will also be performances throughout the afternoon, including the Royston Town Development Band, Gog Magog Molly

Dancers, Royston First School choirs and Crystalites Majorettes. Amongst the attractions, exploring this year’s theme of Voyages of Discovery, will be the return of the popular Yarnsmith of Norwich, a Glazed Creations workshop including an opportunity to explore eco crafting, face painting, henna artistry, Royston Town Band’s “Give Brass A Go” workshop and much, much more! Put the date in your diary now, you’re not going to want to miss it! PLUS... After the success of last year’s Film Festival, the team are taking it on the road this year! In the run up to the Arts Festival weekend there will be special screenings in local villages. Look out for announcements about films and special guests in the coming weeks… Royston Arts Festival, Various locations, 28th to 30th September Royston Arts Festival Community Arts Event, Priory Park Royston, Saturday 29th September, 1 - 4pm


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We are delighted to share the wonderful cover art for this year’s Arts Festival programme. This wonderful mixed media piece was created by local artist By Leigh using her innovative collage technique to incorporate art created by local school children.

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CADS to stage ‘Ghost Writer’ The 2018 Royston Arts Festival is fast approaching and local drama group CADS is preparing for its contribution to the festivities with an unusual appeal – empty gin bottles! Their show this year is an adult comedy by David Tristram called Ghost Writer and tells the story of playwright Edward Pinfold, whose wife – the talented but tempestuous actress Ruby – was found dead exactly a year ago at an after-show party. The inquest decided that she died as the result of a lethal combination of pills and booze, and Edward really hasn’t got over her death. One year later he’s living in a scruffy bedsit in the attic of a house owned by his best friend Alex, unable to write and fallen on hard times. For reasons that will become clear during the play, a large quantity of gin bottles play a significant part in the events that follow, when the appearance of an unexpected visitor forces him to re-examine his past, deal with his present and consider his future. Director Michael Young says, “We’ve been having such glorious Summer weather recently so I know many of you will have been having barbecues, watching the World Cup or Wimbledon, or just relaxing in your gardens. No doubt you’ll have

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Ghost Writer, Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September, 7.30pm. Tickets will go on sale shortly.





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Crafty Wednesday: Folklore & Fairies

Wed 1st Aug, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Come along and make yarn corn dollies, paper lanterns, fairy themed craft and more. Activity trail around the Museum. £3 per child, drop-in activity no need to book.

Play Music Play invite you to sing and dance this summer. Fun sessions for all those with babies and young children. Accompanying school children welcome.

Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud with Fiona Lucraft Crafty Wednesday: Cave Craft Mon 13th Aug, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Wed 8th Aug, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Have a go at creating your own cave style pictures and carvings, inspired Fundraising Coffee and by the uniqueness of Royston Cave. Cake Morning Thurs 2nd Aug, 9 – 11am Activity trail around the Museum. £3 per The Jolly Postie, Royston SG8 5AY child, drop-in activity no need to book. Come along to this charity event and enjoy hot drinks and cakes! Raising money for ecology Schrödinger’s Strings and conservation work in Madagascar. Thurs 9th Aug, 8pm The Plough, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Two harpists (and a guitarist) performing Summer Drop In Thurs 2nd Aug, 9.30 – 11.30am an eclectic mix of rock covers and original Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP songs. Hot and cold drinks and snacks donated Behind the Scenes at by local businesses, toddler toys, fun Royston Museum and laughter for everyone. Please join Fri 10th Aug, 10.30am us! Royston Museum, SG8 5AL A talk from Amy Judd about her work Heritage Fair Thurs 2nd Aug, 10.30am – 12pm in the museum. After the talk you can Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA browse the photograph collection Craft activities themed around the town’s and ask about your own local history heritage, and stalls by local arts and research. Refreshments provided. heritage organisations. Raising money Tickets £5 per person. Ages 12+. for the ongoing development of Royston Museum. Free Admission, £3 per child Viking Day for craft activities. 01763 242587 Sat 11th Aug, 10.30am – 3.30pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Silent Disco Fri 3rd Aug, 7.30pm Viking re-enactor group and Viking The Old Bull Inn, SG8 9AW themed hands on activities and crafts. Tickets are £10, available from The Old Admission free, £3 for craft activities. Bull Inn. Special offer on Pimms for the first hour!

Charity Fun Day Chris Law live at The Jolly Postie Sat 11th Aug, from 3pm Fri 3rd Aug, 8 - 10.30pm The Jolly Postie, Royston SG8 5AY Acoustic rock covers and originals by local singer Chris Law.

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Unsinkable: The Titanic and popular culture with Stephen Barnard

Tues 14th Aug, 3.30 - 5.30pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB We will consider the subtly changing ways in which the Titanic disaster has been represented in popular culture over the last hundred years, with a focus on the films ‘A Night to Remember’ (1953) and ‘Titanic’ (1997), and the musical ‘Titanic’.

Lost and Found: British Treasure Hoards

Wed 15th Aug, 10am – 3.30pm The Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB This one-day course looks at some of the greatest collections of gold and silver objects discovered in Britain. We will examine some of the questions they invite: Who owned them? Who commissioned them? Who were the metalworkers?

Crafty Wednesday: Prehistoric Royston

Wed 15th Aug, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Activity trail around the Museum. Make a fire pit, craft a paper roundhouse and make an Iron Age style sword. £3 per child, drop-in activity no need to book.

The Green, Therfield, SG8 9PN BBQ, raffle, bouncy castle and more. Also, burger eating contest, win £100! All proceeds Magnificent Masks to charity. Wed 15th Aug, 10.30am – 12.30pm Walden Museum, CB10 1JL Tiger Day Nuthampstead Air Museum Saffron Make magnificent animal masks, taking Sat 4th Aug, 10am – 4pm Sun 12th Aug, 10am – 4pm inspiration from our exhibition World Shepreth Wildlife Park, SG8 6PZ Nuthampstead Air Museum, SG8 8NB Under Glass: Adventures in Taxidermy. In aid of Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Nuthampstead Airfield Museum’s Charity. mission is to provide a facility for public Lino Printing Workshop Royston Rotary Kite Festival education of the 8th Air Force 398th Bomb Group and 55th Fighter Group. Thurs 16th Aug, 10am – 4pm Sun 5th Aug, 10.30am - 4.30pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Royston Heath Beardwell printing workshop using Food stalls, ice cream, historic vehicle show Open Day at The Allotments Liz the original Crow printing press to and much more! Sun 12th Aug, 12pm Royston Allotments, Green St, SG8 7BA produce your own unique lino cuts. £5 Volunteer Centre Drop In Visitors are invited to walk around the allotments, each. Session chat to plot holders and see wonderful Tues 7th Aug, 10am – 12pm Tintoretto – The Genius of Venice fruit, vegetables and flowers. BBQ and Royston Library Market Hill, SG8 9JN Thurs 16th Aug, 10am – 1pm Come in to find out about volunteering in refreshments, delicious cakes and quiches. Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB the local area. Raffle, tombola, children’s competitions. In his studio we are told that Tintoretto had a Jazz and Brass in the Parks sign reading ‘the drawing of Michelangelo Play Music Play Sun 12th & Sun 19th Aug and the colour of Titian.’ At the height of the Wed 8th Aug, 10 – 11am Various locations around Cambridge Venetian Renaissance his paintings reflect Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT CSD Brass and ACE Jazz Trio and Sax. | 01763 248447


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Witness to History: Researching a late 18th century Quaker Marriage Certificate

Thurs 16th Aug, 10am – 12pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB On 3rd December 1789 William Morris and Ann Marsh took each other in marriage at the Quaker Meeting House in Hitchin. Researching the 80 individuals who signed the certificate involved much detective work and scouring of various archives around the country.

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Sat 18th Aug, 9.30am – 5.30pm NortonWayS,LetchworthGardenCitySG61NX Learn how to heal yourself and others. Join us for an informative, interactive, fun and intuitive workshop for a Reiki 1 training and qualification. Tickets £130. To book:

Historical Crafter Day: Castles Sat 18th Aug, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Junk modelling and crafty activities, plus trail around the museum. £3 per child. Drop-in activity, no need to book.

Wildlife Trust Trumpington Meadows Discovery Day

Sat 18th Aug, 12 - 4pm Trumpington Meadows, CB2 9FT Celebrate the wonder of wildlife at with the Wildlife Trust’s Discovery Day. Plenty of wildlife activities, meet local community groups, from bee keepers to food makers, and enjoy refreshments at this beautiful reserve. All activities FREE!

The Northern Nomads and their Art with Lloyd Laing

Tues 21st Aug, 10am – 3pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB This course looks at this art and its influence, in particular the astonishingly preserved organic remains of the Scythians and not-so-legendary Amazons.

British Art in the 20th Century with James Willis

Movies on the Meadows

Fri 24th – Mon 27th Aug Grantchester Meadows Bring your own picnic or browse the varied food and drink on offer from local vendors, before snuggling on a rug under the stars to watch the evening feature on our giant inflatable Airscreens. Films include The Greatest Showman, Paddington 2 and Dunkirk. Info:

Wed 22nd Aug, 10am – 12pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Beginning with the paintings of Harold Gilman, Spencer Gore and Wyndham Lewis and sculptors such as Frank Dobson, Eric Gill and Henry Moore. Including the work of David Bomberg, Francis Bacon and David Hockney.

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Sat 25th Aug, 10.45am – 4pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Bag a bargain book! Monthly book sale run by the Friends of Royston Museum. Last Saturday of every month. Free Admission.

The Old Bull Inn Beer Festival

Sat 25th – Mon 27th Aug , 12 -10pm The Old Bull Inn, SG8 9AW Crafty Wednesday: Hot Wheels August Bank Holiday weekend festival. Wed 22nd Aug, 10.30am – 12pm On the Sunday we will be hosting the Soul Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Alldayer with resident DJ Dave P and Junk model your own fantastic vehicles, guests! Free Entry each day. Come along and if you’re stuck for ideas of what to and sample some lovely beers. Outside make you can use old photographs from bar and delicious BBQ . 01763 242003 our collections as inspiration. Activity trail around the Museum. Craft activities Illyria – The Adventures of Doctor DoLittle for kids in the Summer holidays. £3 per Sat 25th Aug, 2 - 4.30pm child. Drop-in activity, no need to book. Tannery Drift, Royston SG8 5DE Please bring own seating, rugs and weather Wed 22nd Aug, 10.30am – 12.30pm Saffron Walden Museum, CB10 1JL Make a mash-up mythical beast, in craft activities inspired by our exhibition World Under Glass: Adventures in Taxidermy.

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Wildlife Trust International Bat Night Walk

Sat 25th Aug, 8.15 - 10pm The Manor House, Cambourne, CB23 6DH Join the Trust’s teams of surveyors as they record which bat species are using our nature reserves this night. Discover more about these elusive creatures, with the opportunity to use a hand-held bat detector to identify species and collect important data.

Thurs 23rd Aug, 2 - 3pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Hopleys Garden in support All welcome. Join in with our singing and of British Red Cross drumming session led by Linda Bance of Wildlife Trust International Sun 19th Aug, 12.30 - 5pm Play Music Play. Drop in activity, no need Bat Night Walk High St, Much Hadham SG10 6BU Sat 25th Aug, 8.15 - 10.15pm to book in advance. Free Admission. Five acres of constantly developing Great Fen, Wildlife Trust Countryside garden in a parkland setting featuring Centre, Huntingdon PE26 2RS Summer Selfie Scavenger Hunt Join the Trust’s team of surveyors at the trees, shrubs and perennials. Including island beds with mixed planting, a pond Thurs 23rd Aug, 10am - 4pm Great Fen as they record which bat species and many unusual and rare plants. There Take part in a scavenger hunt and learn are using our nature reserves; using a handwill be some classic cars on display too. more about Royston. Take selfies at each held bat detector it’s a wonderful way learn check-point and post them to Facebook more about these elusive creatures. to win prizes. Winners could win days Reading and Interpreting out or gift cards from Royston’s generous Poetry with Fiona Lucraft businesses. Collect clue sheets from Fenland Country Fair Mon 20th Aug, 10.30am – 3.30pm Sun 26th & 27th Aug , 8.30am – 5.30pm Abode Town & Country, Royston. Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Quy Hall Main St, Stow cum Quy, More information: 01763 262262 Explore the making and meaning of a Cambridge CB25 9AB selection of poems written in the English Laura Live at The Jolly Postie Parade of hounds, BASC cookery, ring Fri 24th Aug, 8 - 10.30pm language from 13th to 21st centuries. displays, british driving scurry, fun fair, clay Poems by Christopher Marlowe, George The Jolly Postie, SG8 5AY shooting and more. Local singer Laura will perform upbeat Herbert, John Keats, Emily Brontë, covers covering a range of genres. Nuthampstead Air Museum Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Service of Commemoration Hopkins, WH Auden amongst others. Sun 26th Aug, 10am – 4pm Nuthampstead Air Museum, SG8 8NB


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Ashwell Show

Mon 27th Aug, 8am – 5pm Throughout Ashwell Dog show, face painting, vintage cars, food stalls, beer tent, and many more events!

Cambridge District Art Circle Summer Exhibition Sat 25th – Mon 27th Aug, 10am – 5pm Granchester Village Hall, CB3 9NG The Exhibition will have both framed and unframed work, as well as cards. Visitors could purchase refreshments and delicious home-made cakes.

Hedgehog Day

Mon 27th Aug, 10am – 4pm Shepreth Wildlife Park, SG8 6PZ In aid of Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity.

‘Roll up for the Circus’ Holiday Club

Tues 28th – Fri 31st Aug, 10am – 12.30pm Melbourn Baptist Church, SG8 6DB For children aged 4 -11. £2 a day or £6 for all 4 days. Join in with all the fun of the circus with games, songs, snacks and exciting activities. Tickets: www.

Quantum Mechanics with Tim Parrott

Tues 28th Aug, 10am – 3.30pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB This course, specifically set up for the mathematically innocent, will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered what constitutes physical reality at the deepest level.

The English Village with Lloyd Laing

Wed 29th Aug, 10am – 12pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB This course looks at the process of village formation in England, the creation of new villages by ‘improving’ medieval lords of the manor, and why some villages have become deserted.

Crafty Wednesday: Dinosaurs & Fossils

Learn about the taxidermy process and create your own paper taxidermy animal, in craft activities inspired by our exhibition World Under Glass: Adventures in Taxidermy.

Go Bats with the Wildlife Trust

Wed 29th Aug, 8.30 - 10.30pm Paradise Nature Reserve, Newnham Woodland and an open marshy area – ideal for seeing (and hearing via echolocation) a variety of different species of bats in the company of knowledgeable guides. Discover more about these elusive night-time predators.

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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 for one of our Walking for Health accred. sociable walks around the park. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10am for a longer walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll.

Summer Drop In

Every Thurs, 9.30 – 11.30am Royston Parish Church, 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!

Fri 31st Aug, 8 - 10.30pm The Jolly Postie, SG8 5AY Come along and see local singer Andy and his new band perform upbeat covers from all genres.

Park Run

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Park Run Throughout The Month Junior Every Sat, 10 – 11am Enter until Fri 3rd Aug Open to children up to the age of 11 and will be judged in age categories. Theme: “Design a Kite Picture”. Design your picture on a piece of A4 paper, add your name, age and phone number on the back. Post your entry to Home Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire, Unit 6, Valley Farm, Station Road, Meldreth, SG8 6JP. Info: 01763 262262

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Every Mon and Thurs in August, 12 - 1.30pm Old Bull Inn, SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun.Free, no questions asked.

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Every Tues, 9.30am – 12.30pm Royston Library Bernadette Merry has been appointed as NatWest Community Banker for the Hertfordshire region. She will be based in Saffron Walden and Royston.

Wednesday Walk

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

Wed 29th Aug, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Dinosaur themed craft activities designed for children aged 4-10 years. Handle real fossils and then have a go at Royston Health Walks crafting your own. £3 per child. Drop-in Every Wed, 1.30pm activity, no need to book in advance. The Heath Sports Centre, SG8 5BG Join us for a leisurely walk, a chat and a brew. Paper Taxidermy Wed 29th Aug, 10.30am – 12.30pm Saffron Walden Museum, CB10 1JL

Sunday Afternoon Teas

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

Adventures in Taxidermy Exhibition

Until 23rd Sept, Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm, Sun & Bank Hols, 2 - 5pm Saffron Walden Museum Museum St, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL An exhibition exploring the controversial history of taxidermy, from its wonderkammer beginnings to present day.

Christina Pattison Exhibition

Mon – Sat until 31st Aug, 9am – 5pm Melbourn Hub, SG8 6DZ Christina works from her Barley Studio and at Burloes Farm Studios and her work includes painting, textiles and ceramics. The colourful style of her paintings is drawn from her roots in Sweden and life in France. 01763 263303

Off The Bench

Throughout the summer, 6 - 7pm The Meridian School, SG8 7JH 15 weeks on Free fun football activities. Book:

Henry Moore Carvings

Until 28th Oct, Wed - Sun & Bank Hols, 11am - 5pm Henry Moore Foundation, SG10 6EE The Henry Moore Foundation presents Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings, an exhibition exploring Moore’s changing approach to this key element of his artistic practice. | 01763 248447


From Tallulah’s Kitchen

Mojito Cake Hello my fellow foodies... This month I would like to share with you a much requested cake at the Le Fey family gatherings. This is a large cake and will yield 12-14 slices, it’s a perfect for large gatherings and by all means leave out the rum if you wish to make it more family friendly, or drizzle a little extra rum directly in to the sponge before the fillings if you wish to give the cake a more adult “kick!” I have no idea how well it keeps as I have never had any leftover, but as the filling is fresh cream I suspect a day in the fridge would be about its limit. You will also need a 28cm round loose bottomed cake tin. For the cake you will need 9 eggs from happy and healthy free running hens - yolks and whites separated 450g caster sugar 230ml water 160ml sunflower oil 380g plain flour The zest of 3 limes, finely grated For the filling you will need 400ml double cream 200g icing sugar 15 large fresh mint leaves very finely chopped 3 tbsp of white rum 1/2 jar of lime curd For the icing you will need 250g icing sugar Juice of 1/2 to 1 lime Finely grated zest of 1 lime We shall begin by making the sponges. Put the egg yolks, sugar, water and oil into a large mixing bowl and beat together until smooth. Now sift in the flour and beat in the lime zest until everything is mixed together. In a separate, and spotlessly clean mixing bowl, whisk the eggs whites to stiff peaks and then carefully fold this into the lime mixture making sure to fold in gently so as not to knock out all the air. Pour the cake batter into the cake tin and lightly tap to remove the larger air bubbles from the surface, so as to have as flat a top as possible. Pop in the oven 170° for approximately 60-75 minutes or until well risen, golden brown on top and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake. Remove from the oven, turn the tin upside down and leave the cake to cool, still in the tin but now upside down, on wire cooling rack.


While the cake is cooling we can whip up the cream and the icing sugar to soft peaks, then mix in the finely chopped mint and a goodly “glug” of rum - take care not to over do the rum as you do need the cream to sit in the sponge not run into or out of it! When the cake is completely cold slice it horizontally into two even layers and place one half onto your serving plate of choice and smother this in a thick layer of tangy lime curd. You may need to stir the curd a little first to soften it up enough to spread easily. Next pipe, spread or dollop, (whatever your preferred style,) the cream mixture on top of the lime curd. Carefully rest the top half of the cake on top of the cream, resist the temptation to firmly press the top layer in place, that will result in the cream oozing out the centrejust a gentle wiggle will suffice. Now for the final layer, the icing. Simply beat together enough of the lime juice into the icing sugar to give you a spreadable, yet not too runny, consistency. Go at this gently adding the juice little by little. When you are happy with it spread a nice even layer of the icing over the cake, perhaps even encouraging the mixture down the sides of the cake in some areas... or not if you like a “less rustic” finish, as always dear reader the choice is yours! When you are satisified with the finish on the icing, complete the look with a final scattering of lime zest over the top. Leave this icing layer to form a slight crust as it sets and dries or cut into greedy portions and enjoying with fine company and perhaps a glass of something long, zesty, minty, and cool... any ideas? Until next time,

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A summer cordial

James Day, Head Chef at the award-winning Belle Freehouse in Bassingbourn gives his tips for a delicious summer cordial. The base of a cordial is simply equal parts of sugar and water made into a basic stock syrup. Simply add the sugar and water to a pan and bring to the boil. Let the mixture reduce until it begins to turn syrupy. To make a cordial with fruit (fresh or frozen work fine), chop and add the fruit to the syrup ingredients before bringing them to the boil. This way the flavours and colours will be extracted. However, if you are using more delicate florals such as rose, lavender or elderflower then add them to your syrup after you have removed it from The Belle Freehouse and Restaurant North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NZ 01763 250921

the heat to keep the botanical flavour light and clean. In either case, let the syrup cool to room temperature and then strain through a sieve or colander lined with a piece of muslin. Let the liquid drip through slowly to keep the cordial clear. Pour the liquid into sterilised bottles and seal well. Your cordials should keep well for 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge. For a longer shelf life use plastic bottles and freeze the cordial. It’s a deliciously refreshing on a hot day when mixed with sparkling water, or for a weekend treat, serve it in a champagne flute and top up with prosecco!


Recently we were visited by an expert in buildings and construction materials. He told us about how the museum (originally a Sunday School) was built, how the bricks were laid (stretchers and headers) and how the


mortar was made differently for different parts of the building. It completely opened our eyes and we saw the museum building in a new light. We became aware just how much work had gone into it. Not only did he share his practical knowledge, but he kept referring to the people who did the work. For the first time, we notice curved bricks at the side of the main door. These would have been carved by hand, possibly by an apprentice. Putting a person in the story of a building or object really brings it to life. We could almost picture the people surrounding

the building, hammering and chiselling away. We realised that one upstairs window was bigger than the other window so that it was balance with the size of the door below it. We noticed all the decorative brickwork that made the building more interesting and showed how much care was given to how it looked. It gave us a new appreciation of the building. Next time you pass, stop and take a look and see the hard work in this wonderful building. Do you have memories of the building before it became a museum? Let us know

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The Belle Freehouse is situated in the picturesque village of Bassingbourn, and is an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional features that blend seamlessly. Our main and lounge bars offer real ales, ODJHUVDUDQJHRIFUDIWEHHUVĆQHZLQHVDQGDQH[WHQVLYHPL[RIERWKVSLULWVDQGOLTXHXUVDORQJZLWKIUHVKO\ ground coffee. Our kitchen offers menus using both local and artisan sourced produce. Our head chef James Day puts his WZLVWRQKHDUW\SXEFODVVLFVDORQJZLWKWKHYHU\EHVWLQPRGHUQFXLVLQH:HDUHSURXGWRKDYHEHHQDZDUGHG 7KH+HUWIRUGVKLUH0HUFXU\èVçEHVW6XQGD\URDVWèDZDUGLQFood is served in a relaxed mode in either the main bar, casual dining area, beer garden or in the more intimate atmosphere of our dining room. :HDUHDFKLOGIULHQGO\SXEZLWKEDE\FKDQJLQJIDFLOLWLHVDQGDOVRDSOD\DUHDZLWKLQRXUODZQHGEHHUJDUGHQ 7KURXJKRXWWKH\HDUZHKRVWYDULRXVHYHQWVIURP/LYHPXVLFWRWKHPHGGLQLQJHYHQLQJVDQGZHDUHDOVRKRPH to The Bellefree Golf society. We also have the capability of hosting private functions from birthday parties to ZHGGLQJUHFHSWLRQV&KULVWPDVSDUWLHVZDNHVRUVLPSO\DIDPLO\JDWKHULQJ6RZKDWHYHUWKHRFFDVLRQ\RXZLOO DOZD\VĆQGDZDUPZHOFRPHDWWKH%HOOH

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12 High Street, Shepreth SG8 6PP Just 5 minutes stroll from Shepreth railway station

Russell’s Outside Catering & Davey’s Butchers Russell’s Outside Catering & Davey’s Butchers Open Mon to Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-2pm Sunday’s 9am-1pm


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SHEPRETH BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September 16 Cask Ales ∙ 10 Craft Beers ∙16 Ciders Streetfood ∙ Ploughman’s Table ∙ Pizza Full Programme of Live Music

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Having a party? Need catering? Call Russell on 01763 260193 Fantastic BBQ’s, Spit Roast Hog, Spring Lambs or a Baron of Beef, Slow Roast pulled Pork & Brisket Carvery, Curry nights, Jacket Potatoes & fillings

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Our traditional farm shop is open August – February Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am – 6pm

We sell over 100 varieties of Apples, Plums, Pears, Cherries & Quince from our own orchards. We press our own Apple Juice & Cider Wholesale enquiries welcome 25 Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, Royston, Herts SG8 6LZ Tel : 01763 262906 Mobile: 07770461685 Find us on Facebook: Cam Valley Orchards Fruit Farm


The July social provided an opportunity for members to mingle and chat to each other over coffee and scones. There was also a picture quiz to take part in with some very tricky celebrities to identify. This proved a great way to get everyone chatting together. There was also a craft stall and raffle. At this meeting we held a ‘Bring and Buy’ Sale to raise money for our nominated charity which this year is Royston & District Community Transport. WI AM meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Market Hill Rooms, Royston. Coffee and tea is served from 9.45am with a speaker following on. Visitors are welcome. Please contact: Pat Morritt 01763 661627

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Spotlight On... Sport Royston In July 1972 representatives of sporting clubs based in Royston met to form Royston And District Sports Council Now in 2018 the voice of sport for Royston is known as Sport Royston.


Hill and Tony Hunter, who regularly attend meetings, a number of clubs have been able to enhance their facilities. Clubs in membership of Sport Royston automatically receive details from Active North Herts (formerly Sport North Herts) via their website and newsletters. Please join us at our next meeting:

Every sports club is invited to register with Sport Royston at no cost and participate in its activities.

Wednesday 26th September 2018 at Royston Bowling Club 7.30pm light refreshments provided.

Over the years Sport Royston has promoted a variety of events, Junior Super Stars, Sports Fayres, Volunteer Awards and an annual Sports Quiz.

Sport Royston, Royston Bowling Club, Wednesday 26th September, 7.30pm Light refreshments provided.

Meeting two or three times a year in a social environment, participants are able to exchange ideas, share good practice, seek advice on obtaining grant aid and learn of training courses available ’on our doorstep’. With the support of Sport Royston and our District and County Councillors Fiona


Visit our website for details of fixtures this month and all the club news Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP

Contacts: Chairman: Phil Townsend, 01763 360959, Secretary: Di Charles, 01223 207213, Treasurer: Bev Turner,

Royston townswomen’s guild Out and about with his camera, Geoff Evans’ took us to Scotland just as winter was closing in. His camera captured the changing scenery and animal life as the snow fell, a welcome sight on a very hot day. We were treated to an insight into Geoff’s hobby of rearing ferrets and showing, racing them which he does with some success. Attending County Fairs, he seizes opportunities to participate in other unusual interests, with varying success. Royston Townswomen’s Guild meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month in The Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall, 1.45 to 4 pm. If you would like to know more, please contact Pauline Gates: 01763 221314. Visitors very welcome. | 01763 248447



Meet and eat ClUB A ‘Meet and Eat’ club in Royston is inviting older people to make and share a delicious meal together once a week.


The ‘Meet and Eat’ aims to bring older people together through a shared love of food. Participants can get involved in as much or as little as they like during the sessions, from meal preparation and cooking, to socialising and savouring the delicious two course meals that are created and served. The sessions take place every Thursday and are open to all older people in Royston and the surrounding area. Each meal costs £3. Meet and Eat in Royston is a partnership initiative between North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and settle, formerly known as North Hertfordshire Homes.

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Wendy, who attends the group said: “It’s good fun. It’s a nice group and everyone has a laugh. It makes my week!’

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Sheila, another member of the group, said: “It’s a great way to meet others. You’re never too old to join a lunch club!”

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Cllr Tony Hunter, NHDC’s Executive Member for Community Engagement said, “This is a wonderful idea that brings together older residents from the local area who may not have met before. It gives people the opportunity to bond and make friends in an informal setting and we wish it well in the future.”

Meet and Eat, Queensway Sheltered Housing, Royston, SG8 7AW, Every Thursday, 11am to 1pm For more information, or to book a place at the Meet and Eat, please contact Jane or Siobhan on 01763 243108 or 01763 247969

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WI PM Our group meets in Fellowship Hall, next to the Picture Palace and we warmly welcome new members. We have a wide range of interests and there are activities arranged regularly. We meet in the afternoon of the second Thursday of each month (except August). At our next meeting, on 13th September, we are pleased to have Mike Howarth talking to us about his time working in Children’s Programmes for the BBC.

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If you’d like to know a bit more give us a call: Eunice on 01763 231658 or Jean on 01763 245958

Get Batty with the Wildlife Trust

August brings International Bat Night to wildlife calendars – more than 30 countries celebrate bats on International Bat Night from Belgium and Sweden to the UK! This annual fixture sees bat groups, conservation and community groups organise fantastic bat walks and talks at dusk, as a celebration of bats, aiming to encourage thousands of people across the country to see and hear these nocturnal mammals in their natural environment.

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Wildlife Trust are organising local Bat Night Walks. Full details can be found on the website but here are the dates: Wildlife Trust International Bat Night Walk Cambourne, Manor House, Cambourne, Saturday 25th August, 8.15-10pm Go Bats with the Wildlife Trust in Paradise, Lammas Land Recreation Ground, Newnham, Wednesday 29th August, 8.30-10.30pm Visit the website for events and more details

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Fre bacon roll & tea for stall holders

Bouncy castle for the children

Sunday 2nd September 10am - 2pm ALL WELCOME

Sellers: Cars £7.50, Vans £10 Food and refreshments on sale in our tearoom! Sellers arrive from 9am Book your space NOW! For more information call 01763 208422 BRIDGEFOOT BARN TEA ROOM & FARM SHOP FLINT CROSS, ROYSTON SG8 7PU


Traditional Country Fair Established 1981 -

Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August

Parade of hounds

BASC Cookery

Ring Displays

British Driving Scurry

Fun Fair

Clay Shooting

Heavy Horse Show (Monday) • BASC Dog Events • Lurcher Show (Sunday & Monday) Terrier Show (Sunday & Monday - Countryman’s Weekly Qualifier will be held on the Sunday only) Ferret Show • Rural Craft • Craft Marquee • Children’s Rides • Full Catering & Bars RING DISPLAYS: Falconry • Gun Dog Demonstrations RING EVENTS: Bee Keeping • Bygones • much more

For further information and events listings see

GATES OPEN 8.30am TO 5.30pm Admission Adults £12.50 Children under 13 FREE Address: Quy Hall, Stow-Cum-Quy, CB25 0AF 38

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Royston Health Walks

Take your children along to Make Lunch Club for a FREE lunch and ngs – Villages fun at Edition The Old Bull Inn. No questions asked. The dates for August are: or Aug 2014

Royston Health Walks is a social walking group. We are very welcoming and friendly and pride ourselves in being positively inclusive and non-cliquey. We walk at a leisurely pace over Therfield Heath, have a chat and then go for refreshments in the café. Everyone regardless of age, level of fitness and in principle state of health can get something from walking with us. The walks are free and accompanied children and dogs are welcome.


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Rotary Round-up

The big event this month is of course the wonderful Kite Festival, with the added attraction of the Historic Vehicle Show and many other attractions. This event is covered in some detail in The Listing this month and we will be delighted to see you there. We will be holding an important social event this month, our ‘President’s Hello’, traditionally held

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in the incoming President’s garden. There will be much food, drink and merriment. Our monthly walk will leave from Maid’s Head at Wicken Fen. at 10am on Sunday 12th August. It will be around 5 miles from start to end, with optional lunch at a pub. We frequently have non Rotarians walk with us so if you would like to join us please contact us via our website.

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Home-Start Matters Kite Festival Children’s Art Competition

Open to children up to the age of 11 and will be judged in age categories. The theme of the competition is “Design a Kite Picture”. Design your picture on a piece of A4 paper, add your name, age and phone number on the back of your picture. 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 Or come and complete your picture at the Royston Kite Festival on Sunday 5th August, where the winners will be chosen.

Summer Selfie Scavenger Hunt Take part in a scavenger hunt and learn more about Royston. Take selfies at each

check-point and post them to our Facebook page to win prizes. Winners with the best selfies could win days out or gift cards from Royston’s generous businesses. Summer Selfie Scavenger Hunt, Thursday 23rd August, 10am to 4pm Collect clue sheets from Abode Town & Country, Church Lane, Royston More information: 01763 262262

how to prep for holiday Packing for Holiday is a daunting task, you never know where to start. Here are some of my personal tips that help me pack. Firstly before packing I like to make a list. Lists are helpful because you can check off what’s gone into your case and check what you have without digging through everything. One thing I love to do is create outfits before going all the way down to shoes. That way you don’t risk bringing a top that doesn’t go with anything you’ve brought. It also helps to give you an idea of stuff you need to buy before going.

One of my favourite parts of going on holiday is the annual Primark shop I do. Primark is great for picking up a pair of sandals, or some sunglasses or a basic strappy top. The best part is you can buy so much for so little money! This makes it more acceptable if you only wear it on your holiday then it gets stuffed at the back of your wardrobe again until next year. The Primark shop can also be a great day out with the kids. Give them say £30, (depending how much holiday clothing they need) and give them a basket and let them choose their own holiday clothes. However, I would keep an eye on them because even at my age I returned from Primark with a gel eye mask and various other items that probably aren’t needed for my holiday.

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Motivated and fighting fit Nine children from Meridian School took part in a MOTIV8 programme run by Fighting Fit recently. The Aim of the programme was to help teach life skills through fitness. Skills include leadership, accountability, responsibility, team work and more. Aussie and his Fighting Fit team are looking to deliver the programme to other local young people from September. Watch this space!

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Professional Boring Business Meetings? Someone once said that business meetings were occasions when minutes were taken, and hours were lost. You can earn more money, buy more people – but time is the only resource that you can never make more of: every day is only 24 hours long, no matter how rich or clever you are. So how do you make sure that meetings are valuable uses of you resources? Don’t call a meeting unless there is a specific purpose to it. Ask yourself whether the meeting is necessary at all? What is this meeting for? What is the benefit? Clearly spell out what the meeting is trying to achieve – and agree with all participants. Every meeting needs an agenda, including what decisions are going to be made. Only involve those people who need to be there. So who needs to be in that meeting? Do you include everyone, so no-one feels left out, or are you more discerning?

Not involving everyone in the meeting doesn’t mean that you can’t gather everyone’s opinions beforehand. But the meeting itself should only involve those who need to be there. Be prepared in advance It really pays to be prepared and circulate all documents in plenty of time before the meeting so everyone has time to read and digest the subject matter. Because you know what the meeting is for and what it hopes to achieve, this pre-meeting work really helps things stay on track. Get the right answer A lot of meetings seem to spend 80% of their time debating, 15% exploring possibilities and only 5% on the right answer. Bonkers! The bulk of any efficient meeting must be spent finetuning the chosen solution (another good reason to do as much as possible before the meeting). I hope that helps. Now I’m off to my weekly team meeting about how to get more work done…

R YSTON BUSINESS AWARDS Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the Royston Business Awards 2018. We are delighted that the evening showcased so many successful businesses and people in Royston.

Special thanks to the amazing venue - Burloes Hall - and to Portfolio Events for fantastic food!




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Please check our website page for details of the winners and some photos that were taken on the night These are also available to order by contacting the photographer Russell Jones Photography directly

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RDCT is desperately seeking another part-time paid driver to work flexible hours driving our wheelchair-accessible minibuses and MPVs. You will need a full, clean, UK driving licence with category D1. MiDAS training will be given.

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It’s never too late to start your planning Whether you need advice on pensions, investments, assurance or tax planning we have the perfect solution for you.

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01763 242344 01763 271818 01763 243650 01763 223400 01763 242236 01763 241555


Abington Pigotts Village Hall All Saints’Community Hall, Melbourn


Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Ashwell Village Hall 07805 216869 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 849488 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 07484 106292 Greneway School, Royston 01763 243650 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 245914 Guilden Morden VH Litlington Recreation Centre 07885 774775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 688714 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512


Bassingbourn Village College Freman College Greneway Middle School Melbourn Village College Meridian School Roysia Middle School


National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)

Royston & District Community Transport

08457 484950 01763 245228

Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies

03453 572 407 03457 145145

Electricity - Emergency & loss of supply Gas Emergencies

0800 783 8838 0800 111 999


(Water supplies and sewerage)


Royston Veterinary Centre Village wVets – Royston Village Vets – Meldreth Melbourn Veterinary Surgery


Household Waste Recycling Centre off York Way, Royston SG8 5HF All year M T W S S, 8am - 4pm Household Waste Recycling Centre Thriplow, Cambs SG8 7HZ All year daily 8am - 4pm North Herts South Cambs | 01763 248447

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INDEX Accounting Services

Berry Accountants & Business Services Ltd 44 Fourways Chartered Accountants 44 The Wright Accounts Service Ltd 43


Jane Harvey Artist



Dark Lane Forge Blacksmith


Hadnam Brewery Ltd

6 37

Building & Construction Services C P Building Services


Davey’s Butchers

47 34

St Georges Nursing Home

Carpentry & Joinery Iain Wilson P W H Installations Stephen B Carpentry

Childcare Services Bumpkins Nursery Fowlmere Playgroup


Financial Advisors KDW Financial


Bonfitness Pilates Gymbo’s The Studio- CT


A J Furniture

Gardening Services

Garden Design Solutions Leaf & Lawn Handyman Handyman Dave Knight S Borley & Son


Marketing & Advertising Services



39 41 41

Pest Controllers

21 50 47 73 47 26

22 25 47 9 11

BritishWindowandGeneralCleaningCo 18 Daily Poppins 16

Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays


Community News

Royston Business Awards 42 The Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens 18 Decorating & Restorations Sevices


Kip McGrath Royston Therfield Pre-School

47 6 11


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd Abode Town & Country

House Clearance

Spires House Clearance

Insurance Services Penguin Insurance

H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers Kate Willis

Brian Bulley 6

Decorating Services

Borders & Bows Homemade @ The Barn Linda Turner Interiors Melbourn Flooring New Dawn Blinds


Clock and Watch Specialists

Richmonds Coaches

Royston Complementary Health 39

Home Furnishings

Cleaning Services


Cam Valley Orchards

Health Therapist

Care Homes

Estate Agents

Farm Shop

Our Advertisers

21 23 48

9 6 3 19 17 23

Legal Services

The Walkers Partnership Wills By David Isherwood

Local Event

Ashwell Show Car Boot Sale Fenland Fair

Pest Right Ltd


Pet Care Services LW Petcare Services



JS Plastering & Carpentry


Plumbing & Heating Services

H20 21 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 47 Steve Brown Plumbing and Heating 25

Pottery Painting Studio Glazed Creations


Public House & Restaurant The Belle Freehouse The Chequers Fowlmere The Fox and Duck The Plough Shepreth

32 & 33 36 2 68


Self Storage

Tiling Services

Simon’s Tiling Services 12 6

Kendall Install 47 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 23 All Seasons Landscape CW Landscapes G M Sharp Landscapes John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd Sullivan Landscapes


Royston Self Storage 16

19 21 22 17 17 25 43 44 5 38 38


J Oliver Radley Opticians

Premier Roofing

Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

Landscaping Services

The Listing Marketing Company

Travel Agents Premier Travel

Tree Services

Shire Trees Limited

Venue Hire

Royston Town Football Club

Veterinary Practices

Royston Veterinary Centre

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Carpentry Services

Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden Call Dave 01763 221019

A handyman to know

Kitchens, Bedrooms, Furniture

07944 912198

Also: - Kitchen & bedroom installation, update or repair - Fitting sinks, taps & appliances - Internal door hanging, skirting and general DIY

Carpentry • Doors • Locks • DIY • Flat-Packs • Shelving Flooring • Painting & Decorating • Wall & Floor Tiling General Odd Jobs • Decking • Shed Re-Felting Pressure Washing • Fence Spraying • Blinds supplied & Fitted

Renovations and Maintenance 07989 555 674 / 01763 243261

• Free Friendly Advice & Quotes Given • No Job Too Small Fully Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • CRB Checked


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simon’s tiling services

ceramic wall and floor tile specialist stone, travertine, mosaics

Painting & Decorating

from splashbacks to swimming pools!

Wallpaper Hanging Coving & Plastering

tta tiler of the year 2007

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

Sash Window Restoration & Repairs Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920

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

Lee Jauncey

01763 853927 07973 190978

Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms All aspects of installation from design to finish

SERVICES INCLUDE Extenstions • Extensions Groundwork • Groundwork Alterations • Alterations Patios • Patios

Works •Small Small Works •Fencing Fencing •Brickwork Brickwork •Repointing Repointing

CONTACT 01763 662 785 / 07737 476 709  References Available

Plastering | Carpentry | Plumbing | Tiling | Certified Electrics

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The Listing SG8 Villages - August 2018  
The Listing SG8 Villages - August 2018