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everyone needs a bed! “Come on, everyone needs a bed!” Back in 2008, my husband Ady said these words to me as he began preparing for a new venture. I rolled my eyes and walked away. With sheer determination and an immense amount of hard work LC Furniture was created. With two young children, working part time in a school and studying part time to obtain a degree, I supported my husband as much as I could, with his new business idea. “Come on, you can sell a bed!”

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Ten years later, Ady said these words to me and I decided I needed a change from teaching and began working in the family business. I realised that I really enjoyed the interaction with customers and, actually, I can sell a bed!

That was when we decided to open The Home Corner. Pulling in favourites from the Watford and Stevenage Store, I also added in luxury cushions and bedding along with lamps, vases and clocks - all the things that complement the ‘necessary’ furniture, turning a house into a home. At the same time, Ady was also expanding and opened another branch in Letchworth, taking over from Martins on Leys Avenue, which had been established for over 80 years. All our stores now supply furniture and flooring for the whole house, accompanied by a fantastic delivery team and our own in-house fitters. We strive to provide modern day furniture with good old fashioned service! by Rabeya, Home Corner 01763 247933 2 High Street, Royston SG8 9AG


OctRoyston Day trips from ADULT 14 Nov Norwich £19.50 15 Nov Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair £26.00 20 Nov Boundary Mills & Downtown £24.50 21 Nov Ideal Home Show at Christmas £32.00 22 Nov Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair £40.00 23 Nov Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre £19.50 24 Nov Bruges Christmas Market, Belgium £52.00 28 Nov Hyde Park Winter Wonderland £24.00 30 Nov Christmas at Kew Gardens £42.00 1 Dec Birmingham Frankfurt Xmas Market £26.00 2 Dec Rochester Dickensian Xtmas Mkt £22.50 8 Dec Lincoln Christmas Market £26.00 12 Dec St Albans Christmas Market £19.50 17 Dec Christmas Lunch Thames Cruise £57.50 25 May Chelsea Flower Show £88.00 Theatre Shows & Special Events 4 Dec John Rutter’s Xmas RAH - Matinee £65.00 8 Dec Thursford Xtmas Matinee inc Lunch £77.00 8 Dec Thursford Xmas Eve inc Dinner £79.00 18 Dec Thursford Xmas Show – Matinee £55.00 10 Jan Swan Lake – London Coliseum – Matinee 9 Feb Strictly Live Tour – O2 Arena - Eve £75.00 16 Feb Wicked – Saturday Matinee £65.00 17 Feb Cirque Du Soleil – Sunday Mat £82.00 6 Mar 9 to 5 The Musical – Matinee £65.00 6 Mar The Lion King – Mat Senior £57.50/£65.00 14 Mar Motown – Matinee £65.00 14 Mar The Bodyguard – M Keynes – Mat £49.00 15 Mar Brick Lane Irish Music Show & Tea £59.00 17 Mar Lets Face the Music – RAH – Mat £67.50 20 Mar *Only Fools & Horses Musical - Mat £75.00 21 Mar All About Eve - Matinee £70.00 2 Apr 9 to 5 The Musical – Evening £65.00 2 Apr The Lion King – Evening £70.00 17 Apr *Only Fools & Horses Musical Eve £75.00 15 May Waitress The Musical – Matinee £65.00 3 Jun *Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 13 Nov Sidmouth Festive Break 5 Days £375 18 Nov Historic Harrogate 3 Days £225 26 Nov Turkey & Tinsel Wye Valley 5 Days £395 2 Dec Bath Xmas Mkts & Longleat 3 Days £250 17 Dec Warners Cricket St Thomas 5 Days £350 25 Feb Warners Nidd Hall 5 Days £395 18 Mar Warners Alvaston Hall 5 Days £395 19 Apr Easter in the Peaks 4 Days £345 Call our website website Callfor forbrochure brochure or visit our

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We still can’t quite believe we are here putting together November’s magazine, before you know it Christmas will be here! You may notice this month’s magazine includes a lot of Christmas. Do you think it’s too early to get excited yet?

Monday 12th November

A notable mention this month is of course Armistice Day. This year, 11th of November falls on Remembrance Sunday itself, marking one hundred years to the day since the guns fell silent on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918, bringing the First World War to an end. We have featured a number of Remembrance events that are taking place in Royston and villages on page 5 and within our What’s On pages.

Thank you for your positive feedback on our new “The Listing Mentions” feature! We are glad that you are enjoying reading it as much as we are writing it. We know many of our readers are keen walkers so, with this wonderful Autumn weather, we’re featuring our favourite walks and hope that you will be inspired to explore more of our beautiful surroundings. We hope you enjoy our mentions, you can let us know your favourite walks by email or on our Facebook page #TLM

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Remembrance In Royston

This year Armistice Day falls on Remembrance Sunday, the 11th November 2018. It will be one hundred years to the day since the guns fell silent on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918, bringing the First World War to an end. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars.

This year to commemorate this anniversary I have collaborated with the Royston based group, “What Royston Did” to bring their project to the town’s war memorial in the form of display panels which will flank the newly restored tablets on the War Memorial. The panels will include pictures and information about each of those named on the memorial; this will include those from not only the First World War but also those from the Second World War, and will enable those who visit the memorial to learn a little more about those who died in the two World Wars, for whom Royston was home. The symbol of Remembrance, the Poppy, originates from the battlefields of the First World War; as was written in the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae;

Eighth USAAF; 920 men lost their lives, 123 were missing in action and 959 were captured. We will remember their courage and sacrifice:

Never Forgotten - Forever Honoured

So as we gather on Sunday 11th November to remember all those who have given their lives in war, let us also remember those veterans and their families among us today whose lives have been forever changed by their service. We remember the dead but don’t forget the living.

Lest We Forget Service at the 91st BG(H) Memorial, Royston 9am Main Remembrance Parade and Service Parade leaves Queens Road, 10.25am Service at the War Memorial, 10.45am

Anyone wishing to join the parade and march is welcome. Please be at the junction of Queens Road and Clarke Road “In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, by 10am. All are welcome, especially between the crosses row on row” serving and ex-service members of We wear the poppy now to remember all the community. Royston War Memorial those who have died in war, from the First display will run from the 5th to the 11th and Second World Wars, through all of the November. post war conflicts, right up to the present day. We must always remember those who gave their lives for the freedom and Chris Murphy liberty we enjoy today. This year preceding the main service in Royston there will be a service at the memorial to the 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the Eighth United States Army Air Force in the Priory Memorial Gardens. This Group were based at RAF Bassingbourn during World War II, from Oct 1942 through to June 1945. By the time the Second World War came to an end the 91st BG has suffered the highest casualty rates of any Group in the 

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Remembrance In BAssingbourn To mark this special day, our commemoration will have a particular focus on remembering the soldiers from this village killed in action during WWI and the Armistice declared 100yrs ago. The fallen in WWII and conflicts since 1945 will also be commemorated. Bassingbourn Ringers will start the commemoration at 10am with a 30 min ring of the half-muffled Parish Church tower bells. Parish Councillors, students from the Village College, Primary School, Air Training Corps, the Brownies and Royal British Legion will be represented and all will gather at the War Memorial. The Act of Remembrance led by Revd Dr Caroline Yandell will commence at 10.45am accompanied by a solemn tolling of a single half-muffled tower bell. The service will address the ravages of the war and the human tragedy of so many lost lives. The names of the 42 soldiers from the village who fell during World War I will be read out as children of the Primary School lay poppy crosses against

Remembrance in the Mordens The Royal British Legion The Mordens Branch is holding ceremonies for Remembrance Sunday. 8.45am - 355th Fighter Group/RAF Memorial 9.30am- Odsey Memorial SG7 5RR 10amSteeple Morden Memorial 10.45 Assemble at Guilden Morden Memorial, St Marys Church Church St, SG8 0JD 11am- Minute silence followed by Remembrance Service in the church Everyone in the community is very welcome to the ceremonies.

the War Memorial wall. As the 11th Hour approaches The Exhortation will be declared for us all – We will remember them. At the first stroke of 11o’clock, General Salute and Last Post bugle call will signal The two Minutes Silence. The service at the War Memorial will close with a special remembrance prayer. A traditional Remembrance Service will then follow in the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul. At the close of the Service the Village Band will perform a medley of WWI Songs which were very popular in 1914/18 and which have remained so for many of us since. After the church service, a peal of the Church tower bells will ring out un-muffled in celebration to mark and reflect the joy that echoed around the whole world 100 years ago on 11th November 1918.

Centenary Armistice Commemoration Event Bassingbourn War Memorial and at the Parish Church Sunday 11th November, 10am

Chrishall Archive Want to find out about your family history? Chrishall Archive is housed in the Pavilion on Jigneys Playing Field in the centre of the village of Chrishall. One of the largest collections we have today is the Chrishall Scrapbook which was started in the 1950s by Irene Cranwell and the Chrishall WI group. For a while Chrishall history lay protected until a re-organisation of community spaces in the village brought up the possibility of making the sports pavilion into a multi-purpose space. This Autumn, we are commemorating World War I and its impact on the village in “Chrishall Remembers”. There will be an Irene Cranwell Memorial Talk on Wednesday 7th November, 8pm in the Village Hall. The Archive at the Pavilion will be having a special opening on Remembrance Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm. | 01763 248447

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Technicolor dreamcoat RSAT announce their forthcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber) RSAT students from across the three academy schools are busy rehearsing for what promises to be a truly spectacular show. Amazingly, it is 50 years since Joseph originally had his dreams, was given his coat and was treated so badly by his brothers. Come and see what happens to him as he journeys from Israel to Egypt!

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Founded in 2003 Melbourn Dynamos FC is a thriving community based football club which aspires to offer boys and girls the opportunity to play regular football regardless of their experience or ability from the age of three. MDFC was awarded Charter Standard status in 2009 and all of our coaches are DBS checked and qualified to a minimum Level 1. This season we currently have more than 200 players in 16 teams at the Club and this includes our youngest players - the Dynamites. There are both mixed and girls only sessions for players between 3 – 6 years each Saturday morning. We regularly host tournaments on behalf of the Royston Crow Youth Football League and these raise funds for our Club and our nominated charity, Tom’s Trust We are a very successful club which works closely with all our partners, especially Melbourn Village College (MVC) and the Parish Council. MDFC is committed in supporting the health and wellbeing of the whole community and we are very pleased to announce that, in partnership with MVC and working closely alongside Cambridgeshire FA and the Football Foundation, we are at the forefront of striving to achieve the installation of a full size astro turf facility at MVC. Initial discussions have been very positive and the next step is to evidence the use of the facility by 42 teams.

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If your Club, team or business would be interested in using this quality facility then please contact Blake Carrington NOW on or find us on our new facebook ‘melbourn dynamos community’. If we can’t evidence the projected use then we won’t secure the funding to build it so please get in touch! District Councillor Jose Hales supports the concept of this vision, ‘Melbourn Dynamos offers a great platform for young people in Melbourn and the surrounding areas and I know that the members really do enjoy being part of the Club which promotes a healthy Jose Hales lifestyle and wellbeing in a great supportive environment that allows them to excel, whatever their level of ability. I am keen to support the Club with some very ambitious plans for the future geared at greatly enhancing the football facilities for the local and wider community, including local companies and organisations’. The Club are always keen to hear from new players and volunteers so please contact us via our Secretary, David Atkins, 01763 263462 or or via facebook ‘melbourn dynamos community’ | 01763 248447


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I know that it makes my family smile as walking was never my “thing”; but as my 40s hit, so did my love of grown up pursuits. Two years ago I completed a 54k walking challenge on the South Downs, so got to experience many great local training walks with our fabulous #TeamCerysD walking group - and made lifelong friends along the way. One of my favourites has to be the Abington Piggots loop - you can pick up the footpath at Ivy Farm, Royston (towards McDonald’s), and walk across the fields until you reach the Stret in Litlington. From there, head towards Morden Green in Steeple Morden, then out past Cheyney Bury until you hit one of the footpaths towards Abington Piggots. There are then paths onto Bassingbourn and back to Royston, so it’s easy to do a circular route with refreshment stops along the way!

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Ashwell Village Museum will be providing Sunday teas in the Church rooms from October until Sunday 21st April. The Museum will be open from 2.30 pm so do come and visit both venues. Charges for the museum are £2 and free for Children under 16.

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CReative royston says THANk You!

The Creative Royston committee would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported this year’s Royston Arts Festival. We were truly blown away by the range of local talent on display and that over 4,000 people came to enjoy the weekend with us. Tied together by the theme of ‘Voyages of Discovery’, events were varied and spectacular, with music, theatre, exhibitions, film, dance and workshops across Royston. The sun came out on Saturday afternoon for a bumper Community Arts Event in Priory Memorial Gardens, and the festival finished with an extra special Finale Concert at Royston Parish Church, featuring local and international musicians from our twin towns. It was a real joy to see so many happy faces, enjoying a great celebration of the arts in Royston!

A fantastic institution The Melbourn Hub has not only become the centre of Community Life in the village, but now serves as a venue across several communities in South Cambs, hosting special functions, quiz evenings, art exhibitions, musical, seasonal events, and a host of other activities. It also has meeting rooms for businesses or clubs to hire. Apart from the full time staff the many volunteers are the life blood of the venue, and we are now recruiting! A little of your time can make a big difference to our village, We welcome volunteers for a wide range of opportunities, including the cafe, and library. If you can spare time and would like to become involved, either on a regular or ad-hoc basis, please contact our centre manager, 01763 263303.

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ammunition column brought up further supplies to the “Pendreds”, where Light hearted fundraising Miss Dutton Thompson and Miss Pigg had based at home… Thousands of their operations. Later in roses were used to raise the day, after the town had funds during WWI. The fallen, the troops retired to Royston Crow newspaper base, where Miss Dutton from 1914 puts it the best: “Mr John Pigg, the famous Thompson provided tea for them all.” Royston rose grower The heartbreaking reality had generously supplies for many…1890. Robert thousands of blooms, and a little army of ladies, under Gorman was born in Belfast. the generalship of Miss March 1915. Royston railway Dutton Thompson, opened station is busy as 1000 fire on the inhabitants men of the 1/4th Battalion about noon. The town of the Cheshire Regiment quickly capitulated and arrive from Cambridge. an indemnity of £19 18s Robert Gorman is one of the 6d was extracted with little soldiers. Some of the men will difficulty. be staying at the Workhouse. Others will stay with families As supplies ran out the

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around Royston. Robert meets Ellen. May 1915. A wedding’s about to take place. Robert Gorman will marry Ellen Dorothy Sell whose family live in Morton Street in Royston. They’ll get married at the Parish Church. The ceremony’s over. The newlyweds leave arm-in-arm. Their time together will be horribly short. August 1915. Robert Gorman has been killed by a sniper at Gallipoli. He was 25 years old.

Inbloom Do you know who is growing your flowers? I’m going to hazard a guess that no; you don’t, and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to read that over 90% of flowers purchased in the UK are imported. I find this fact staggering as there are so many benefits to growing flowers in the UK. In light of this, InBloom was born in the Spring of this year. I sow and grow my flower seeds in Royston and Melbourn to create bouquets and floral displays. I am excited that i will be sowing my first seeds at Thrift Farm in November. This is where i need your help, Rose stocks, seeds and tools don’t come cheap so i have created a gofundme page. Take a look here 14

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NEWS FROM The ConservatorS As we move into the winter, we expect to see numbers of assorted Thrushes using Therfield Heath. Flocks of Redwings and Fieldfares will start appearing. These migrants come in search of things like worms and insects as well as berries and fruit. On the ground, the Fieldfares are visibly larger than the Redwings and have obviously grey heads. In flight, Fieldfares have a pale grey rump and the Redwings have red patches under their wings. Fieldfares in particular have very distinctive ‘chak-chak’ type calls. Another thrush that will usually be seen in small flocks is the Mistle Thrush. They are larger than the others and paler in colour. They have a rattling call in flight. With November comes Bonfire Night and we respectfully ask that no fires are lit nor fireworks let loose on Therfield Heath as it is against the Bye Laws. The Long Barrow is situated on the edge of

the 17th fairway near the chair on top of the hill as you walk away from the Heath Sports Club. Here In mid-November, there is due to be an archaeological survey by a team from the University of Leicester, using a variety of geophysical techniques.The barrow on Therfield Heath has been damaged by two partial excavations – in 1855 and 1935. Modern techniques are rather less intrusive. The long barrow is protected by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act (1979), as are the later round barrow burial mounds seen on Therfield Heath.

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Small Biz Saturday

‘Best in Britain’ Chimney Formal Menswear in High Street, Bassingbourn, has been been voted the Best Men’s Formalwear Retailer in the country at a national awards ceremony regarded as ‘The Oscars’ of the wedding industry. The shop, built beside the original 13.5 metre-high chimney that once provided the draught for the local ironworks’ furnace, has been a labour of love for owner Sharon Cousans who said the award is recognition for her team’s hard work.

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. Saturday 1st December

Mrs Cousans added: “Looking good is a serious business for the modern man. It’s all about giving guys a place where they feel confident and comfortable.”


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The memory café will celebrate its first year anniversary on November 12th. It meets every second Monday in the month at 10am at the Barn in Upper King Street. As well as providing entertainment for our guests with memory problems it is also a time for their carers to relax. Attendance is free, including refreshments, so please just turn up. The wonderful Youth Speaks, in which youngsters are given the opportunity to present on a subject of their choosing, will be held in November at Studlands Rise (year 4) and Greneway (years 5 to 8). This helps our youngsters to develop their confidence and verbal skills. Our November walk will be from Ickworth House on Sunday 11th November, and will have options of a 2 or 6 mile walk. The venue for lunch has yet to be chosen.

WI PM Our activities are many and varied in order to appeal to a wide range of interests. At our October meeting we wore something pink to support Cancer Charities. We are delighted to say our Craft Group has won the National Trust Wimpole Estate Scarecrow Competition for the second year running with Clea Waters, a stunning mermaid, promoting the WI resolution against plastic waste. You might just catch her her in Royston Library!

Our women’s group meets on the second Thursday of the month in Fellowship Hall next to The Picture Palace. New members are most welcome to join us. Eunice, 01763 231658 or Jean, 01763 245958


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40 years of Family Values Ladds pride themselves in being a true family business, and 2018 sees the 40th anniversary of the shop in Royston High Street. Prior to moving to Royston, the family had traded in Cambridge, and it’s the fourth generation of the family, Margaret and Yolande, that still run the Royston shop today. With a focus on providing excellent customer service together with the widest choice of products in such a small space, don’t be deceived in thinking that they are just a simple sweet shop. As you enter the ground floor after what you may think appears to initially be a tobacconist and sweet shop, you soon discover that they also provide such items as greetings cards, giftware, pen knives, walking sticks, tankards, photo frames, special occasion gifts as well as the huge selection of boxed and old fashioned loose sweets and Belgian chocolates. That not being enough, Ladds is one of the few shops in Royston to have a second floor to explore. Here you will find seasonal cards, gift wrap, gift boxes and bags, stationery, the widest selection of pens, pencils and fountain pens in Royston, further giftware, plush toys, Gibson jigsaw puzzles, Orchard games and pocket money toys, diaries and calendars and an extensive specialist cake decorating department providing everything the expert or novice baker could possibly need. If you haven’t been into Ladds in the last 40 years, it’s high time you did so, and see what you have been missing for all that time. Ladds Royston 21 High Street, Royston 01763 245658

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This month we have focused on our favourite walks. As a team we love to get outdoors, and autumn is the perfect time to wrap up and explore the footpaths around Royston and beyond.

One of the best things about walking - alongside the fresh air, mental and physical benefits of exercise and appreciating the seasons and the scenery - is that you can stop along at some great pubs for a coffee or a pint along the way. We are lucky to have a number of very good village pubs who will offer you a warm welcome and good food, so do support them. Ordnance Survey maps and apps are the best tools for

exact directions and to ensure you stick to permissive paths. Do look out for the circular walk from Melbourn to Shepreth on our website too. Here are some more suggestions courtesy of www., you can find out further details on their website. We hope you enjoy - do let us know if you get out there! Shepreth, Cambridgeshire Leisurely 8.2 miles / 13.2 km A pretty, circular walk from Shepreth via Barrington and Harlton, in the Upper Cam Valley, on mainly flat footpaths and tracks, with two fairly steep ascents/descents. Some swing gates and a railway crossing.

A War Memorials Walk, Barkway Easy 7.3 miles / 11.8 km A circular walk using generally well signed footpaths and bridleways. The walk features war memorials. Therfield Heath Varied lengths A hill walk, can choose to go through the woods or alongside the golf course.

We are always on the look out for new walks so please get in touch with your favourites, and do look out for our personal team mentions throughout the magazine! Let us know your mentions on Facebook using #TLM



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Halesowen Town

Saturday 10th


Kings Lynn Town

Saturday 17th


Kettering Town

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Lowestoft Town

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Coalville Town

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Sat 3rd Nov at 7.30pm

Crazy Rich Asians (12A)

Fri 9th Nov at 7.30pm

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Sat 10th Nov at 7.30pm

Lucky (15)

Sat 17th Nov at 7.30pm

The Wife (15)

Fri 23rd Nov at 7.30pm

A Star is Born (15)

Sat 24th Nov at 7.30pm (TBC)

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Cinder Toffee Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing. As the fallen leaves begin to pile up my thoughts turn to bonfires and fireworks and all the big social occasions associated with this time of year. This month I would like to share with you a really simple yet versatile recipe... Cinder Toffee or some people may know it as Honeycomb. It is great fun to make and there is a large element of kitchen theatrics if you happen to have company when you cook! The secret to this recipe is to have all your ingredients weighed out and your equipment lined up and ready to go as this is a little like a science experiment...there’s no stopping it once it’s started! Once you have made your Cinder Toffee you can just break it up, pop it in a box and hand it round at Bonfire Night, or you can drizzle it with dark chocolate and serve the sugary shards at the end of a meal along side rich, strong coffee. It is delicious, crushed up and mixed through

ice cream and it is also amazing crushed into small lumps and sprinkled on top of cheese cake or mousse, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!! Cinder Toffee 200g Castor sugar 5tbsp Golden Syrup 2tsp bicarbonate of soda You will also need a 20cm square deep sided tin greased with butter and lined with baking parchment and a deep saucepan and a long handled mixing spoon as the mixture bubbles three times it’s original height when the bicarbonate is added. Let’s begin by melting the sugar and the syrup in the saucepan. Now turn up the heat and bring the mixture to the boil. Continue to boil until it is dark Amber in colour. Turn off the heat and immediately, but carefully, (this is boiling sugar after all!) add the bicarbonate of soda, initially it will bubble up like lava erupting from a volcano but stir well until all the powder is dispersed and while the mixture is still fizzing and foaming, pour it into the prepared tin. Leave this for at least an hour at room temperature, then when you are ready simply lift out the paper and cut, snap or smash into the size pieces you need. This will keep in an air tight container for approximately a week, but don’t be tempted to store this in the fridge as it will just go soft and sticky. Unbelievably, dear reader, the next edition will be our December issue - where does the time go? (Answers on a postcard addressed to The Listing please!) So until next time my fellow foodies...

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Santa needs his helpers! Royston and District Round Table are busy preparing for the arrival of Santa in December. Santa and his sleigh will be visiting the streets of Royston and surrounding villages. Routes are being finalised, with the first date scheduled for Friday 7th December. We are looking for volunteers from our community to join us and Santa to help with collections and route marshalling, so If you would like to get involved please get in touch. We can be reached via media@ or you can contact us via facebook – just search for Royston & District Round Table with Santa’s Float.

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What’s On Half-Term Holiday Club

Mon 29th Oct – Fri 2nd Nov, 9.45am - 12.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Psalm Tree Island holiday club. Led by John Hardwick, with games, craft, songs, stories and lots more. For all children aged 4 – 11, admission free.

Handy Handprints

Thurs 1st Nov, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Create aliens, animals, trees, dinosaurs and aliens by drawing around your hand then decorating them. £3 per child. Drop-in activity, no need to book.

Make Lunch

Icknield First School Fireworks Night

Britten War Requiem

World War II – Museum Memory Box

Teatime Praise

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Sun 4th Nov, 7.30pm Haileybury College, SG13 7NU In partnership with Haileybury College choirs and orchestras. www. Sun 4th Nov, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Thurs 1st Nov, 12 - 1.30pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Finding it hard to afford the meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch. makelunchroyston

Furneux Pelham School Fireworks Display

Cambridge Modern Jazz – Andrew McCormack’s ‘Graviton’

Barkway Fireworks Night

Thurs 1st Nov, 8pm Hidden Rooms 7b, CB5 8BA Andrew McCormack challenges himself to explore new and different musical styles. £15.

The Heffers of Cambridge 1876-1999

Thurs 1st Nov, 8 - 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Royston & District Local History Society. Julie Bounford will give an illustrated talk. Visitors welcome, £2. 01763 242677

Fabulous Fireworks!

Sat 3rd Nov, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Create dazzling firework paintings and snazzy firework sparklers. £3 per child. Drop-in activity, no need to book.

Sun 4th Nov, 5pm Buntingford SG9 0LW Bar, hot dogs, glowsticks and more! Tickets available on the door. Mon 5th Nov, 6pm Recreation Ground, SG8 8BS There will be food and refreshments too. Entry is £2, £1 for children.

Tannery Drift First School Open Events Soft Play Session

Tues 6th Nov, 9.15 – 11.15am St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston Children under 6 months free with a paying child. Snacks, tea and coffee are available to purchase.

St Mary’s School Open Morning

Tues 6th Nov, 10am - 12pm St Mary’s School, SG8 7DB All welcome, spaces available

Fashion Party

Tues 6th Nov 7.30pm ESSE, Melbourn, SG8 6DX In aid of Home-start. Tickets: £12 to Sat 3rd Nov, 5.30pm include a glass of wine Ashwell School Silver St, SG7 5QH Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school office, Ashwell Stores or Rhubarb & mustard, or Chrishall Remembers on the gates. There is a bar, BBQ & Wed 7th Nov, 8pm snacks stalls. Chrishall Village Hall, SG8 8QJ Irene Cranwell Memorial Talk Melbourn Primary School Sat 3rd Nov, 5.30 - 8pm Melbourn Village College, SG8 6EF BBQ, bar, refreshments & more as well as an amazing display.

Thurs 8th Nov, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Come along and explore a box full of memories from WWII.

Fri 9th Nov, 7pm The Old Bull Inn, SG8 9AW Featuring Hunter Muskett, John Meed, Bernard Hoskin, Cut the Mustard, Revival, plus the Young Artists Competition Contestants £4, £2 under 25s.

The Return of the Fighting Temeraire Demonstration

Fri 9th Nov, 8 - 10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Clive Riggs will demonstrate painting “The Return of the Fighting Temeraire” in the style of Turner. Non members £3 including refreshments.

Poppies & Soldiers

Sat 10th Nov, 10.30am – 12pm Tues 6th Nov, 9.30 – 11am Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Tannery Drift First School, SG8 5DE Make wooden peg yarn soldiers and poppies. £3 per child. Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance.

Ashwell Fireworks Display

Fireworks Extravaganza

Meditation Class

Thurs 8th Nov, 7 - 8pm Royston Complementary Health, SG8 Sat 3rd Nov, 6pm Icknield Walk First School, SG8 7EZ 9JS Adults £4, children £3. Refreshments For a healthy happy mind, try this and novelties available, as well as an meditation class. 01763 247440 indoor family viewing room.

Curwens Preview Evening

Thurs 8th Nov, 6 - 8pm Curwens, 17 High St, , SG8 9AA All are welcome to come to the preview evening and Curwens. Artists will be Maggie Allen, Christine Norman and Selena Bragg.

Christmas Craft Fair

Sat 10th Nov, 12 - 5pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT Over 30 stalls of high-quality, handcrafted gifts plus tearoom!

Sing Song

Sat 10th Nov, 7pm Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX A community singing event. Entry is £3 per person and bring your own drinks, snacks and cups. Proceeds to Help for Heroes.

The Royal British Legion – Mordens Remembrance Ceremonies Sun 11th Nov, various times various locations 8.45am – RAF Memorial. 9.30am – Odsey Memorial.10am – Steeple Morden Memorial. 10.45am – Assemble at Guilden Morden Memorial St Mary’s Church.11am – Minute’s silence followed by the Remembrance service. | 01763 248447


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Leisure Remembrance in Royston

Sun 11th Nov, 9am – 11am Service at the 91st BG(H) Memorial, Priory Gardens, 9am Main Remembrance Parade and Service – starts Queens Road, 10.25am Service at the War Memorial, 10.45am. Anyone wishing to join the parade and march is welcome. Please be at the junction of Queens Road and Clarke Road by 10am.

Centenary Armistice Commemoration Event Bassingbourn

Sun 11th Nov, 10am War Memorial and Parish Church. Remembrance service

Archive at the Pavilion

Sun 11th Nov, 11 am – 3 pm The Pavillion Jigneys Playing Ground, Chrishall Chrishall’s family history. Special opening on Remembrance Sunday.

Book Sale in Reed

Fri 16th & Sat 17th Nov, 9am – 5pm Church Lane, SG8 8AP Admission free. Do come and enjoy a cup of coffee and browse our large selection of paperbacks and hardbacks, both fiction and nonfiction.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Fri 16th Nov, 7pm & 17th Nov, 2pm & 7pm Meridian School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JN By Royston Schools’ Academy Trust. Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets: 01763 242236

Litlington Pre-School Pamper Evening

Armistice Day Concert

Fri 16th Nov, 7 - 10pm Litlington Village Hall, SG8 0QF Stalls, treatments and more! Tickets £5 per person, available from the pre-school or on 07891 030438

Ceremonial Beacon & Fireworks Display

Fri 16th Nov, 7.30pm The Banyers House, Royston SG8 7BZ £25 per person, Booking essential

Sun 11th Nov, 3pm St. Mary’s Church, Reed A concert to commemorate the centenary of the guns falling silent at the end of the World War I. Tickets £10 children free. 01763 848 398

Sun 11th Nov, 5pm Hitches Field, Therfield There will be an exhibition of WWI Memorabilia, a Torchlight Procession to Hitches Field, a Spectacular Fireworks Display and more. 0776 891 4588

Royston & District Twinning Association Annual Dinner

Men’s Breakfast

Sat 17th Nov, 8.30 – 10am Foxton Village Hall, CB22 6RN Our Guest Speaker in November is the Revd. Sonia Falaschi-Ray and the title of her talk will be ‘From cityMonday Club slicker to free-lance vicar’. Please Mon 12th Nov, 3.30 - 5pm book. Contact: mark-howard@ Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU For 4 to 11 year-olds – newcomers are always welcome. Leader John Felt making for beginners Hardwick. Craft, games, quizzes, with Lucy Sugden songs, Bible stories & snacks. Sat 17th Nov, 10am – 12pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Volunteer Centre Drop In Costs £30 including all materials. Tues 13th Nov, 10am – 12pm Royston Library, SG8 9JN Come in to find out about Model Railway Exhibition volunteering locally. www. Sat 17th Nov, 10.15am -4.30pm Bassingbourn Village College, SG8 5NJ Magic Mornings Layouts, demonstrations and more Wed 14th Nov, 10.30am – 12pm from model railway enthusiasts Margaret House Residential and Dementia Care Home, SG8 8JS The games break through apathy by Foxton Art Exhibition stimulating physical and cognitive Sat 17th & Sun 18th Nov, 11am activity. Bookings: 01763 848272 – 4pm A Taste of Christmas Hardman Road, Foxton CB22 6RN Thurs 15th Nov, 3 - 7pm An exciting event showcasing an Bury Lane Farm Shop, SG8 6DF array of work across a range of A tasting event to sample the flavours disciplines from local artists in order of Christmas. Many of our suppliers to raise money. Entrance £2. will be showcasing products. www.


Lib Dem Quiz

Sat 17th Nov, 7pm Market Hill Rooms, SG8 9DW Teams of 6-8, £12.50 per person to include Fish & Chips. Please bring your own drink and glasses. Bookings: 01763 242242

An Evening with Dave Bilbrough

Sat 17th Nov, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Dave is an international singer/ songwriter drawing on folk roots and world music. Tickets £8, to include tea/coffee and biscuits.

Vintage Market

Sun 18th Nov, 10am – 4pm Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Ln, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NE Vintage, Curios, Clothing, Jewellery and more!

Messy Church

Sun 18th Nov, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Adults and accompanied children of all ages are welcome to come enjoy creative crafts, a short celebration service and a meal shared together.

Wine Tasting Evening

Tues 20th Nov, 7pm Cambridge Wine Bar, SG8 5AB In aid of Home-start. Wine expert introducing various wines. Tickets: £20.

Christmas Shopping Evening Wed 21st Nov, 6 - 9pm Homemade @ The Barn, SG8 5JL Wine and canapés. Presenting: From the back to the Front, Bethan Blue, Mindful Makes, Felix & Flo, Vintage Rose Designs. 07730 496225

Royston Cancer Support

Wed 21st Nov, 7 - 9pm Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA A new group for anyone affected by cancer has been set up in Royston. Come along on the third Wednesday of each month to chat to others affected.

Roman Way First School Open Day

Thurs 22nd Nov, 9.30 – 11.30am & 1 – 3pm Roman Way First School, SG8 5EQ To see our school in action come along to our Open Day, appointments are not required. Contact: 01763 241535

Orwell Film Club

Thurs 22nd Nov, 7 - 10pm Orwell Village Hall, SG8 5QN Visitors £3 each. Contact:

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Park Run Royston Folk Club Concert Every Sat, 9am – 11am

Sun 25th Nov, 11am – 3pm Local Sewing Courses Melbourn Community Hub, SG8 6DZ New Thurs 1st & 8th Nov, 9.30am, In aid of The Nicola Emmerson Trust. Absolute Beginner Sewing Course Contact: 01763 263303 – Get To Know Your Machine Fri 2nd Nov, 9.30am, Make A Fes‘Make lunch’ fundraiser tive Stocking Wed 28th Nov, 7pm Fri 9th Nov, 9.30am, Make A Lined Glazed Creations, SG8 5AY Josephine Davies ‘Satori’ Make-up Bag With Zip Tickets £10, a fun evening raising Thurs 22nd Nov, 8pm Fri 16th Nov, 9.30am, Cushion Makmoney for Make Lunch Royston. Hidden Rooms, CB5 8BA ing Course Graduate of the Guildhall School of Fri 23rd & Fri 30th Nov 9.30am, Music, where she won the Perrier Greenfingers Garden Club Roman Blind Technique Course Young Jazz Award, Josephine is a Wed 28th Nov, 7.15pm saxophonist and composer at the Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT forefront of the contemporary British A Talk by Mike Day “RHS Vegetable Letchworth Art Society – jazz scene. Trials”. 01763 244424 Annual Autumn Exhibition 9th – 24th Nov 10am – 4.45pm Quiz Night MADS Pantomime: Cinderella The Community Museum Gallery, 2 Fri 23rd Nov, 7.30pm Fri 30th Nov, 8pm, Sat 1st Dec, The Arcade, Letchworth, SG6 3EW St Mary’s School, Royston SG8 7DB 2pm & 7.30pm, Sun 2nd Dec, 2pm Contact: 01462 632142 Meldreth Village Hall, SG8 6LX Adults £9, under 16’s £7. Tickets: Learn to crochet Meds for Mick 1st, 8th Nov, 7 – 9.30pm Sat 24th Nov, 8am onwards No3, 3 Melbourn Street, SG8 7BP Tannery Drift First School For information and to book your Heath Sports Club 24 hour challenge, 24 workouts, Christmas Fair place: every hour! £5. raising money for the Fri 30th Nov, 3.15 - 5.15pm U3A Ukelele Group Tannery Drift First School, SG8 5DE Arthur Rank Hospice. Every Tues, 12 - 1pm Friday Fizz Coombes Community Centre, SG8 From a King to a Cartoonist Fri 30th Nov, 5.30 - 7.30pm 5PT – Their Endings to their The Jolly Postie, Royston, SG8 5AY Meeting at the Harris room Join us for an informal catch up after Beginnings Sat 24th Nov, 10am – 3.30pm work! Venues change each month, Royston Museum, SG8 5AL Wednesday Walk Every Wed, 11am – 1pm Part of the Being Human Festival, a Wimpole Estate Royston, SG8 0BW exhibition looking at how the endings Christmas Wreath Making Fri 30th Nov, 7pm A different walk each week. of local characters were reported. Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX £3. www.beinghumanfestival. Do come and enjoy an evening with a org/events demonstration by Louise Aries. Oasis Royston Health Walks Watercolour Workshop Every Wed, 1.30pm ring and foliage supplied. Royston Heath,SG8 5BG with Ian McManus, IEA Contact, 01763 848 398 Sat 24th Nov, 10am – 4pm Royston Health Walks is a social Hinxworth Village Hall, Hinxworth Pamper and Shopping Evening walking group. We are very Fri 30th Nov, 7pm Come and develop your painting welcoming and friendly and pride Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT ourselves in being positively inclusive skills under the guidance of one of Varied beauty treatments, massages, and non-cliquey. 01763 852769 or East Anglia’s leading watercolour artists. Fee £25. shopping stalls and refreshments. Contact: 07523 457723 Thurs 22nd Nov, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Alison will talk about the four years she lived in Florence as a Methodist Mission partner. Everyone welcome.

Sat 24th Nov, 7pm Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX Fish or chicken and chips, £12 per person. Bar and raffle. To order your supper please do so before the 15th November. Contact: 01763 848349

Steeple Morden Tennis Club

Sat 24th Nov, 7.30pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, SG8 0PE Tickets £12.50 include homemade soup and pudding. 01462 743561

Royston Lions Quiz Evening

Sat 24th Nov, 8pm Market Hill Rooms, SG8 9DW Teams of up to 8. £5 per person. Licensed Bar.

Fri 30th Nov, 7 - 8pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring Brooks Williams – Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a stunning slide guitarist. £15, £2 under 25s.

Christmas Tree Light-up

Sat 1st Dec, 10am-4pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP Light up of Royston Parish Church’s huge Christmas tree

Barley Christmas Market

Sat 1st Dec, 11am – 4pm Barley Townhouse, SG8 8JP Santa will be joining us in his grotto and his elves will be providing activities to entertain the children.

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Junior Park Run

Every Sun, 10am – 11am Wimpole Estate Royston, SG8 0BW

Sunday Afternoon Teas

Every Sun, 2 - 4pm Parish Room, Ashwell, SG7 5NY We extend a welcome to all comers with a nice cup of tea or coffee and cakes. Contact: 01462742138 | 01763 248447



Home-Start Matters

Fashion Party- Come and see – and try

- the clothes and fun accessories at ESSE. Tickets: £12 to include a glass of wine. ESSE, Station Road, Melbourn, SG8 6DX Tuesday 6th November 7.30pm

Wine Tasting Evening- Please join us

when a wine expert from Cambridge Wine, Royston will introduce various wines. Tickets: £20 per person and will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Cambridge Wine Bar, 41 Kneesworth Street, Royston SG8 5AB Tuesday 20th November 7pm

Make your own Christmas Decoration Workshop’ - Tickets £25 to include the

framework, foliage and ribbons. Bring own gloves, and any special folage/baubles Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Cambridge, CB22 6RN Tuesday 4th December 11am-2pm or 7-10pm

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Royston Townswomen Guild Ian Burton gave us a talk on the history of Papworth Village and Hospital, now a Grade II listed building, was built in early 1800s by the Cheere family but when the family died there were no heirs to inherit. The Estate was sold to Sir James Musker. Men returning from World War I required specialist care and Papworth Hall was ideally located. The Army established an isolation hospital there, known as The Cambridgeshire Tuberculosis Colony. Later, thanks to a local benefactor a new village was built to aid patients’ recovery and allow families to live close. Since the 1950s Papworth Hospital has led the way in developing heart and lung surgery. Now, having outgrown its present site, the hospital is to move to a specially built ‘state of the art’ building at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus alongside Addenbrooke’s.



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To continue my series of articles for 2018, designing with plants, this month I am going to look at tree shape and form in the autumn and winter sky. Late autumn and winter are months of dramatic skies and the incorporation of interesting tree forms can really add interest in the garden when other plants have finished their season of interest. Here a few things to think about when appreciating tree form in the garden and how to use it to your advantage. Multi stem form is one of my favourite ways of getting a tree into a smaller garden. As the name suggests it is a tree with multiple stems rather than the traditional single stem. I love to use Amelanchier lamarckii or Prunus serrula as multi stems. The Amelanchier has awesome autumn colour, great structure with its multiple stems and pretty white blossom in late spring. In contrast the Prunus is primarilary grown for its stem structure and mahonony smooth, slightly peeling bark. Often a stalwart of a winter interest border but great in a mixed border too. Try to position multi stems where you can look up through them to the sky in the winter months when other planting has died back. Talking of bark colour it is always worth considering a multi stem birch too such as Betula utilis var. Jacquemontii. The winter walk at Anglesey Abbey is a stunning example of en masse birch planting. Pleached or lollipop forms make a striking shape to contrast with other plant forms. I love to use pleached hornbeam with flouncy flowering grasses and hardy perennials beneath to enclose space in a more gentle way. So far I have discussed deciduous trees, but well placed evergreen lollipop trees have become very popular in garden design. Repetition of the Japanese tree privet Ligustrum japonicum or the Bay laurel Laurus nobilis make great evergreen oval shapes that contrast well with the horizontal lines of a well clipped pleached hedge. Fastigiate or columnar shaped trees look great when horizontal space is limited. I am a big fan of using fastigiate beech Fagus sylvatica Dawyck or its purple relative Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Purple. Fastigiate Hornbeams make good avenue trees, Carpinus betulus Fastigiata Frans Fontaine or the traditional Carpinus betulus Fastigiata work well. For a vertical evergreen statement the coulumnar form of Juniperus scopulorum Blue arrow looks great lining a meandering path. Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer is an ornamental pear that has a columnar shape, pretty spring blossom and excellent autumn colour. It is also unusual for a deciduous tree because it is one of the first to

come into leaf and the last to drop its leaf. This has earnt it the reputation of a good screening tree. Weeping forms of tree look striking on a winter sky line too. I like to use the willow leaved pear Pyrus salicifolia Pendula. Its silvery grey foliage looks great when combined with blues, pinks and white hardy perennials below. As they mature, the weeping habit needs maintaining with pruning, but a good choice for a smaller garden. Mature and majestic veteran trees are to be cherished in our parks, gardens and woodlands. I have fond memories of a specimen copper beech in a large country garden I worked at. It looked great in every season but especially striking covered in snow with low winter light shining through from the field beyond. All trees have different growth habits as they mature. Take a moment this winter to look through the canopy of a mature deciduous tree and enjoy the sky beyond. For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch. GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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Model railway exhibition This year is the 32nd exhibition and we are keeping our fingers crossed for the sun to again shine on us all day.

Over 25 layouts, seven demonstrations, five Railway societies and 14 Traders offering new & second hand items have been invited from all over. We have a wide variety of model layout sizes and scales attending, including the very popular ‘OO’, ‘N’, OO9, HO (American and continental gauge trains) and ‘O’ gauge, with some layouts featuring DCC control and sound. ‘CATO PASS’ is futuristic, an article has just appeared in the Railway Modelling press; ‘GREAT MINIONS RAILWAY’ is based on the Minions characters. By popular request also coming are ‘WENDSLEYDALE’ with its active Mice and ‘THOMAS in ‘G’ plus friends’ which is aimed to give children the opportunity to drive the trains. From Norfolk we will be having a 1950’s/60’s Hornby continental trains ‘LES TRAINS DE GRAND PERE’ (Grandad’s Trains) running. From Birmingham the ‘Smiths’ will be bringing another new layout ‘Eu (Le Treport) depot’ in ‘O’ gauge based on French Steam

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My Local Life David Ayliffe “Aussie”

David Ayliffe who you may know better as ‘Aussie’ is the owner of the Fighting Fit Gym and CrossFit Royston. He is also our local life this month. Read a bit more about the man behind the business: What’s your name? David Ayliffe “Aussie” Where do you live? The lovely village of Bassingbourn What’s your favourite local place to eat? When not eating at work from The Heath Cafe Bar (best Breakfast menu in Royston!), defo Sticks and Sushi in Cambridge! What do you most love about your work? I own and run Fighting Fit Gym and CrossFit Royston, it’s very hard to say one thing. Being on so many different peoples fitness journeys and know I’m helping them make changes in their life for the better. What is your most valued possession? Possession is not the right noun, the thing I value the most is my lovey best mate and wifey Joanna and my two not so young fellas Max and Oscar What’s your favourite way to spend a Saturday? Mornings are spent teaching kids Crossfit (fitness through fun and games). It is so rewarding to be empowering the next generation, to help them become their own little superheroes. The afternoon are spent watch my eldest Max play rugby What are you most looking forward to this month? We are a Community Minded Fitness and Wellbeing Provider. I love giving back/ paying forward to the community. We regularly do events or provide services which benefit the community. Past events have included Motiv8 , a local government initiated fitness and well being program to help motivate local 12-16 year old students. Another program was our Refeed event to collect food for the local Food Back.

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


National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)

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

Royston & District Community Transport

08457 484950 01763 245228

Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies

03453 572 407 0345 791 9155

Electricity Emergency (National Grid) Gas Emergencies (National Grid)

0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999


(Water supplies and sewerage)


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

01763 242221 01763 245059 01763 262696

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

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INDEX Accounting Services

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

Gymbo’s 42 44 43

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials


Brewery Hadham Brewery Ltd


Building & Construction Services C P Building Services

St Georges Nursing Home

Handylamb Handyman Dave Knight Handyman Services S Borley & Son

14 15

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

29 47 30

Childcare Services Bumpkins Nursery


Childrens groups Little Creators


Cleaning Services British Window and General Cleaning Co Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning

34 32

Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches

Computer Services The PC Doctor

Decorating Services Dentists Ashwell Dental Royston Dental Suite

48 41

Electricians Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

37 29

Farm Shop Bury Lane Farm Shop Cam Valley Orchards

6 21

Financial Services KD Wright Financial Services Limited 44

Fitness Bonfitness Pilates Fighting Fit / Cross Fit


40 38

30 47 7 24 2,3 5 30

House Clearance 37

Insurance Services 5

Jewellers H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers

Decorating & Restorations Service 47

J Oliver Radley Opticians

Home Furnishings

Penguin Insurance 32

31 47 35 47

Home Care Services


Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

Complete Bathroom Solutions 31 Kendall Install 47 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 29 Total Bathroom Solutions 35 Trademark Kitchens 37

Landscaping Services All Seasons Landscape CW Landscapes G M Sharp Landscapes John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd Sullivan Landscapes

34 36 34 35 32 31

Legal Services The Walkers Partnership Wills By David Isherwood

44 42




Breeze Birthing 40 Royston Complementary Health 40

Spires House Clearance 3

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Health Therapist

Borders & Bows Homemade @ The Barn Home Corner My Fitter Ltd New Dawn Blinds

Marketing & Advertising Services

Chimney Menswear


17 Property Services Smooth Design


50 47 35

Gift Shop


Carers / home help Tilly’s Home Care

Gardening Services Garden Design Solutions Leaf & Lawn The Green Lounge

Local Event No3

Arrington Garden Centre 28 Fusion- Bickerdikes Garden Centre 5,10,18,32


Care Homes


Garden Centre


Butchers Davey’s Butchers

Our Advertisers


Motor Services D & J Garage Services


Office Space 43

Opticians 16

Pet Care Services LW Petcare Services


Photographers John Moore Creative Photography 16

Plasterers DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

47 36

Plumbing & Heating Services H20 LMJ Plumbing & Heating

28 36

Public House/Restaurant/ Takeaway The Chequers Fowlmere The Three Tuns


Bumpkins Nursery. Melbourn Community Hub Management Group Steeple Morden Primary School

21 23 15 13 15

Roofers Premier Roofing


Self Storage Royston Self Storage


Tree Services Shelford Tree Surgery Shire Trees Limited

29 31

Venue Hire Royston Town Football Club.


Veterinary Practices Royston Veterinary Centre


Womens Occasion Wear & Clothing Cream Fashions


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

07944 912198

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

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The Listing Villages - November 2018  
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