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Loving Local Living This has been a truly Glazed Creations Year 8 students at Royston Schools Academy collaborative

project between the school and local business Each pupil was allocated 2 or 3 of the 118 and between elements on the periodic table to research art and science. The periodic table will be with the brief that they needed to draw images mounted outside at the upper school site over to represent properties or uses of each of the summer, keep your eyes peeled if you’re the elements this proved a particularly hard visiting. task for some elements! Glazed Creations led the afternoon session, pupils stencilled the details of their elements and then painted some wonderfully imaginative and colourful artwork. To finalise the project students from the lower school site edged the tiles in the appropriate colours in their after-school art club. The Periodic Table created by children from RSAT, led by the Glazed Creations team Trust spent a day researching and painting a large ceramic tile periodic table last month in collaboration with Glazed Creations.

Bassingbourn Church Tower Abseil 7th September

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Melbourn Springs luxury care home

17 Aug Whitstable


18 Aug Cromer


20 Aug Broadstairs


21 Aug Bletchley Park


22/23 Aug Clacton Air Show


24 Aug Henley Country Craft Show


24 Aug Great Yarmouth


26 Aug Sheringham


28 Aug Bath


30 Aug Sissinghurst Castle Garden


31 Aug Hunstanton



Sep Portsmouth



Sep Wells-Next-The-Sea



Sep Southwold



Sep Wisley Gardens & RHS Flower Show



Sep Norwich



Sep Windsor



Sep Windsor Castle



Sep Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival


10 Sep Kew Gardens & Palace




Sep A Royal Day Out

THEATRE SHOWS & EVENTS 14 Aug Joseph – Palladium – Matinee


17 Aug Jesus Christ Superstar – Matinee


24 Aug Wicked – Matinee


29 Aug Evita – Regents Park – Matinee


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Sep Waitress – Matinee



Sep The Lion King – Matinee



Sep Evita – Regents Park – Matinee


25 Sep 9 to 5 The Musical – MK – Matinee


Weekly Advice Sessions at the Melbourn Hub


Oct Priscilla Queen of The Desert – MK – Matinee £55.00


Oct The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole – Matinee



Oct Come From Away – Matinee


Dan, our Home Services Advisor is available every Wednesday between 9am-5pm at the Melbourn Hub (30 High Street, Melbourn SG8 6DZ) Dan will be able to assist with general enquiries about care, paying for care etc as well as any questions about Melbourn Springs. No appointment necessary! Free Car Park directly opposite the Hub.

17 Oct Saturday Night Fever – MK – Matinee


19 Oct *Andrea Bocelli – NEC – Evening


24 Oct Fiddler on the Roof – Matinee


30 Oct Kinky Boots – MK – Matinee


31 Oct War Horse – Matinee




Drop in sessions every Wednesday, 9am-5pm

Nov The Music of the Night – RAH - Evening

24 Nov Classical Spectacular – RAH – Matinee




Dec Aladdin Pantomime – Milton Keynes – Mat

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Dec John Rutter’s Christmas Celeb – RAH – Mat


20 Dec The Nutcracker – ENB – Matinee


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Welcome As we head into August, yet another event filled month, we are hoping for some glorious sunshine to enjoy some of the many things going on in and around Royston. Of course we have to mention The Royston Kite Festival which features on our covers this month. It promises to be a fun filled day for all of the family so make sure to pop down on Sunday 4th August. Some of you may be packing your bags and going on holiday this month. If so read our #TLM this month, inspired by the library Summer Reading Challenge. We have mentioned a book that we have packed as a holiday essential this summer. We hope you are all having a wonderful start to the summer holidays and be sure to check out our What’s On guide and Here Comes Summer article opposite, for some inspiration on how to fill the long days ahead.

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Out & About... Ashwell Show

In This Issue ...

Laurie What’s On


Spotlight On... RNLI


The Listing Mentions


Hidden Royston


What’s On


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


My Local Life ... Rob Radford


Think Garden, Think Richard


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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ERS • WHAT’S ON • 01763 248447 • This Month’s Contributors: Richard Arnott, Julian Berry, Tallulah Le Fey, Kim Fletcher, Chris Lee, Royston Museum Photographer: Clive Porter Published by: Townhouse Publishing Ltd Disclaimer All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted

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Ashwell Show

This year’s Ashwell Show, held on August Bank Holiday Monday, will host exhilarating camel racing for the first time in its 99 year history. This attraction promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with the camels and their jockeys dressed in fantastically colourful Arabian-style outfits. And what’s more – there’s the chance to actually meet the camels in-between races and learn more about these fascinating creatures. Other hooved events include the horse show, which continues to go from strength-to-strength, and will have more events in the main ring this year for all to enjoy. The horse schedule is now available on the Ashwell Show website for those who want to enter.

For families there’s hours of fun with free face painting, free children’s craft tent, children’s entertainer, climbing wall, archaeological dig, and pony rides. When it comes to food, this year’s show is set to have more choice than ever before, including yummy cakes served up by the Ashwell WI, fresh food choices with global cuisine, plus a prosecco bar and beer tent. Prices and Information:

Ashwell’s other firm favourite – the dog show – is sure to be great fun too, so bring down your pooch to enter the competition and join in the fun.

Entry prices: adults £9, concessions and under 18s £5, under 5s free

Those who have been to the Ashwell Show before will be pleased to see the event’s traditional displays, including: the birds of prey demonstration; hounds display; vintage cars; tractors; craft tent; craft demonstrations; and shopping stands.

Free parking Advance tickets available at a 20% discount from Gates open 8.30am to 5pm. The Ashwell Show is run by volunteers, and over the last ten years, the Show has raised more than £100,000 for local clubs, societies and organisations. Please come and support the show! Monday 26th August, 8.30am - 5pm Ashwell Village | 01763 248447 1908 The Listing Villages August 2019.indd 7

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NEWS FROM OUR CLUBS & SOCIETIES... Since its launch in 2005, The Listing has been proud to support the very many clubs and societies. We maintain and publish a comprehensive list of all the organisations, clubs and societies on our website:

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Award winning singer Robert Habermann had us all singing along when he stepped on stage to tell the story of the great Hollywood musical. He went Flying down to Rio with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, travelled Somewhere over the Rainbow with Judy Garland, headed off on The Road to Morocco with Bing Crosby and ended up Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly. Accompanied by pianist Trevor Brown, we were treated to a unique musical show full of songs and stories about the stars of the golden age of Hollywood. Taking a break in August, the next monthly meeting will be on 24th September with a talk on the life of a prison officer by Pauline Martindale at the Town Hall 2pm.

Royston Mencap

At Royston Mencap we welcome all disabilities and all ages and an annual subscription of £15 entitles all members and their carer/parent/guardian to attend various events and outings during the year. We recently held a very successful and fun event making pizzas at the Banyers in Royston, and by time this goes to press we would have had an outing to the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough which we are sure will be very entertaining and exciting. Coming up we have a trip to Cromer and the Christmas Panto to look forward to. We also hold events throughout the year locally.

Contact Jackie Gellert on 01763 248097 or

Take a look at our website to find out more: Should you require any further information about membership, contact Linda: 07767 847796 or Kyra: 07780 843296

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Roysia women’s club

We have our summer break in August, and instead of a meeting, we are having a Garden Party. In September we return to our usual monthly meetings and Isabelle Chappell the owner of Chocolat Chocolat in Cambridge, will be talking to us about chocolate! If you would like to give our group a try you can come along as a guest, we will be very pleased to welcome you. We meet at 1.45pm on the second Thursday of the month in Fellowship Hall next to the Royston Picture Palace. For more information contact: Eunice 01763 231658 or Jean 01763 245958

In July we had two talks and two Socials. Our first talk was by Colin Hill telling us about ‘Dancing with Diana, the Late Princess of Wales’, an intriguing insight into his time as a Close Protection Officer for the Royal Family during the late 80’s. Our next speaker was Jenny Gibbs making a welcome return to the club to tell us about her life in Turkey, a very amusing talk entitled ‘Turkish Talks – Hatching, Matching and Despatching’. Our last meeting was our Summer Social where we enjoyed cheese and wine and we then ended the Summer term with a Coffee Morning in aid of our charity, to support the restoration of Royston Church. We have a break now and look forward to September the start of our Autumn Programme.

Contact Wendy Pearce: 01763 231381

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Girl Guiding royston Heather Savage memorial award The Heather Savage Memorial Award was created in memory of a very special and much-loved leader, Heather Savage, who dedicated over 30 years of her life to Girlguiding and who sadly passed away in 2017.

Heather had an infectious personality that could really light up a room, she was always friendly, loved to laugh and would do anything for the girls.

the winner a really difficult decision because all the nominees were so deserving, but it was felt that Liz was a fitting first winner. Congratulations to Liz and also to the other nominees Holly Watson, Sophie Rainbow, Jazmine Brett, Bethan Wall and Aliyah McFarland. Heather would have been really proud of you all. Rebecca: 07890 860673

The award, presented annually at the AGM, is given to an individual or group who, like Heather, has shown exceptional guiding spirit. The first winner of this award was Liz Hall, Brown Owl for 4th Royston Brownies, for her years of service to the unit and also for continuing to run it with the same enthusiasm as Heather had before her. Trefoil member Cathy Grant presented the award and said that Trefoil found choosing

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The monthly walk on 11th August will start and end at the Rose and Crown in Ashwell, meeting at 9.45am. Our popular Memory Café on 12th August will have a ‘summer holidays’ theme, and will welcome folks with memory issues and their carers between 10am - 12pm at the Old Barn in Upper King St, Royston. No need to book – just come along.


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The RNLI in Royston

Having been a member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) fund raising branch in Royston for over 10 years now I always find it amusing when collecting that people say: “How come the RNLI is in Royston when we are not near the sea?” Of course visitors to our Coastal areas will see the RNLI more prominently and also be more aware of the charity’s life saving work. But behind the frontline Crews and Lifeguards saving lives, there is an army of volunteers who work tirelessly up and down the country – coast and inland fundraising to support the dedicated front line workers. In addition, there are a number of Educational Volunteers who go into schools to present on Beach Health and Safety, as well as promoting the RNLI’s Respect the Water initiative. Via this latter initiative the RNLI hopes to reach half a million children annually to educate and make them aware of the dangers both from the sea and inland water. As a fund-raiser I once had a lady say to me:- “Oh yes – let me give you something, I collected once for a charity and know how thankless a task it is !”. Well in my years of collecting I have never found it anything but rewarding. The Public is very supportive of the RNLI and here in Royston’s environs there are many with family associations, sometimes

with the RNLI or others with livelihoods – past and current – at sea whether via naval, merchant shipping connections or just folk who love being out in boats as a pastime. And some have even been rescued or assisted by the RNLI either at sea or on the beaches or rocky outcrops when stranded. In fact whilst collecting we hear many interesting tales, so collecting is anything but thankless and in fact very rewarding. Most especially there is huge respect for the RNLI and its work as a very British charity, but also in the way it is administered and run without any Government funding. We are always and remain extremely grateful to all those who donate to the RNLI and in Royston are always looking to grow our pool of collectors. We are only asking for folk to collect for an hour at a time and perhaps only twice a year – the more volunteers we can tap lessens the load on of us all but contributes greatly to the charity’s overall work. So if you feel that say twice a year or so you could just surrender an hour of your time to a really worthwhile charity we would welcome you to the cause. Please feel free to contact myself or our Branch Secretary – our contact details can be found on The Listing Website: Paul Bolton, Chair | 01763 248447 1908 The Listing Villages August 2019.indd 11

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Mayor, Rob Inwood gave an emotional speech celebrating the tapestry and he highlighted its Wow! In early July, we finally importance for Royston. revealed the complete This will help put Royston Royston Tapestry and what on the map! a wonderful success it was. We welcomed so many So many people involved people during the week it in working on it were able was on display and we’ve to join us for a special loved seeing photos and evening to celebrate. We videos on social media. were honoured to welcome We’re so proud and it’s Jane Vincent, the curator of huge to see it reaching Royston Museum in 1989 people all over the world! who first had the idea for a tapestry. We also saw The tapestry will many of the people who’ve be heading off on stitched on it over the years. tour soon to other We’re so pleased to be able museums. to show them the result of all their hard work. Everyone You can keep up involved should be proud of to date with its adventures by what they’ve achieved.

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As part of Royston Arts Festival CADS is staging a classic wartime drama - Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path, first performed in 1942. It’s a story, of love and loyalty, courage and fear, and was based in part on Rattigan’s own experiences in the RAF. It tells of a group of airmen stationed on the Lincolnshire coast and the women in their lives. Bomber pilot Teddy Graham is celebrating a reunion with his actress wife Patricia but the arrival of her ex-lover and Hollywood film star Peter, and a sudden urgent bombing mission over Germany both threaten to throw everyone’s lives into turmoil. The Director, Brenda Cottis is a very experienced actor who has appeared in recent years with CADS. The play will be performed over the weekends of the Arts Festival: 20th & 21st and 27th & 28th September). Buy tickets online: or 07925 674967

Reed School Reed school is at a turning point where we are sad to say goodbye to our wonderful Headteacher, Jackie Harvey, who will be retiring at the end of this school year.

When asked to think about her time at the school , Jackie reflects ‘One of the highlights of my time at Reed First School was the school year 2013/2014. Having opened in October 1913, the school celebrated its centenary with a party in June. Despite the torrential rain, people came from across the country and further afield, and brought and shared memories of their time here. Mrs Harvey will be succeeded by Mrs Vicky Wittich who will start her new role in September. She commented ‘Having met with everyone the enthusiasm and pride for the school is clear to see. I already feel very proud to be part of the school and I am very excited about its future.

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News from the conservators The latest update finds us in the height of summer having had an unusually wet June, July has been hot with little rain. The ground under foot will be very hard and is a potential fire hazard and August sees the summer holidays with people using the Heath for picnics.

Festival taking centre stage. Please be considerate to other users and please make sure you take your rubbish home with you.

Like last year it’s a fabulous year for butterflies - with good showings of Chalkhill Blues, Dark Green Fritillaries, and many Please do not take a BBQ onto the Heath. more. The signs placed to protect the ground We politely ask that no one picnic on Church nesting birds on Lankester Hill have now Hill as it is the most important & ecologically been removed. Both the Meadow Pipits and sensitive nature area for rare flora on the Skylarks had a successful breeding season. Heath. Our next volunteer task will be ragwort Opposite Church Hill on the other side of pulling, as agreed with Natural England. the valley across the 10th hole of the Golf Ragwort is deemed harmful and we have a Course is Penn Hill, you will have seen about duty to keep it under control and not allow 100 sheep in their pen. A big thank you to it to spread. We will not aim to eradicate everyone who walk this area as there have it because it is not without its ecological been no reports or instances of disturbance benefits and we won’t remove those that are and a big thank you goes to the keen eyes of already being eaten by caterpillars. Please the dog walkers who are our ears and eyes. remember, it is an offence for anyone to This year as an experiment the sheep will pick or up root any plant on Therfield Heath only graze on the West side of New Road. unless prior agreement is obtained from We will keep you up-to-date with via The Natural England. Listing, the map at the Heath Sports Club our Enquiries may be directed to: website and social media. The Heath is at its busiest with the Kite


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Royston Kite Festival - A Grand Day Out Royston’s blessed with one of the finest stretches of accessible downland anywhere in the East of England, and don’t our sportsmen and women, walkers, runners, dog owners and nature-lovers make good use of it?

Now heading for its 30th birthday, this year’s Kite The Heath’s army of users usually enjoy Festival its wide open spaces singly, in couples, will or small groups – but once a year there’s an event which brings Royston families to surely be Therfield Heath in their thousands, and it’s entertaining the children of mums coming up on 4th August. and dads who first Royston’s Kite Festival is a true family came as youngsters event, because apart from the spectacle themselves in the early of the kites and the gleaming chrome of 90s. That’s quite a the classic cars, there’s a host of stalls to record. Pack up that provide interest and plenty of activities for cold-box, pick up the the children. Apart from that, the Heath’s picnic rug, and we’ll close-cut grass provides limitless picnicking see you on the Heath! opportunities. Rotary’s Kite supremo Ray Sunday 4th August, Munden says that it’s family groups who 10.30am - 4.30pm, Therfield Heath make up the majority of the Festival’s visitors, and it’s not hard to see why.


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Leisure This month we are inspired by the annual ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ and supported by our local libraries in Royston and Bassingbourn. There’s nothing quite like a good book!

Cath mentions

I’m a “holiday reader” but I have made more of an effort recently to pick up a book. I recently read The Couple Next Door, a domestic suspense which highlights that people, really, are capable of almost anything. A young couple are asked for dinner at their neighbours’ house but when their six month old baby isn’t welcome, they decide to leave her alone at home, checking hourly and listening on the

baby monitor. And then, on their return, they discover their baby has gone missing... Full of twists and turns, this book was un-put-down-able.

assured, you will love it. After the shocking twist there’s yet another devastating twist right at the end of the book, which will leave you shivering. Let me know what you think...?

Sharon mentions Ellie mentions Author Clare Mackintosh was recommended to me a couple of years ago - I’m currently reading her latest book ‘After the End’ after recently finishing ‘I Let You Go’ which had me hooked from the first page – a tense psychological thriller, with a twist I didn’t see coming! This is one of those books I never got bored reading and never wanted to put it down. Clare really knows how to keep you hooked. I’m not going to say much about the actual story itself. But be

I am that person who never gets round to reading a book, until I go on holiday that is, and then it only takes me only a day to read one. I prefer a light read. Nothing that you need to think about too much between getting splashed by the pool. I’ve chosen a book called Hey Ladies which is told through a series of emails and texts leading up to a wedding, and is hilariously funny. I liked how it differs to normal writing style.

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Cambridge District Art Circle Cambridge District Art Circle are holding a Summer Exhibition at Grantchester Village Hall. The Exhibition will have both framed and unframed work, as well as cards. Visitors could purchase refreshments and delicious home-made cakes (including gluten-free). The exhibition will be held at Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NF. This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to buy original art from local professional and amateur artists, in a variety of subjects and media including oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media and pastels. Grantchester Village Hall Saturday 24th - Monday 26th August 10am - 5.30pm 18

rOYSTON rUGBY cLUB After becoming a Quilter Kids First Chartered club we have been lucky enough to secure 8 places on the 25th August for our children to train at Twickenham and meet some stars. We hope this will continue to inspire and motivate the children at our club. We will be beginning the autumn season on the 1st September for registration and a fun day with Season properly Kicking off on the 8th September. In the mean-time all U7-u13 children are welcome to join us on a Wednesday night for Multisport. We also run girls only training on a Wednesday night 18:30-19:30 for U9s to U18s. Wednesday nights are definitely summer rugby nights as the Touch team take to the pitch for U14s+ and adults 7.30-9PM. All abilities welcome.

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Leisure Burning Issues

language; many will know that a An hour with Ray Constant, Watch Commander callout is known at Royston Fire Station, reveals an intriguing as a ‘shout’, picture of firefighting in the 21st century. but a ‘pump’ Alongside the facts and figures – numbers of and a ‘line’ are firefighters on call, the increasing number of probably not Ray Constant, Watch Commander women joining the service, the variety of callouts what you Royston Fire Station – are human stories about what happens behind think they those big red doors. are! Around the clock communication is key – within And did you know that modern day-firefighters and between teams, at arm’s-length and on are medically trained and, perhaps most the ground. All on-call firefighters are expected surprising, fighting fires takes up less and less to be within 4 minutes of reaching the fire of a firefighter’s time. station. For all the vital part that technology and state-of-the-art equipment play in running To find out what happens behind the scenes at an efficient and effective emergency service, Royston Fire Station, go to it’s important to remember that the officers at the heart of it all are humans, not machines. In For more sights around Royston you might situations that are literally life and death, the not have seen visit: fire crews work as professional teams, trusting each other 100%, regarding colleagues almost like family members. They even have their own Written by Chris Lee

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Traditional Country Fair Established 1981 -

Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August

Parade of Hounds

BASC Cookery

Ring Displays

BASC Dog Events Lurcher Show & Terrier Show Sunday & Monday

(qualifier for Countryman’s Weekly on Sunday)

British Driving Scurry

Fun Fair

Clay Shooting

Heavy Horse Show - Monday RING DISPLAYS: Falconry - Gun Dog Demonstrations Bee Keeping - Bygones and much more The Fenland Gundog Team Event returning this year on Sunday

• Ferret Show • Rural Craft Marquee • Children’s Rides • Full Catering & Bars For further information and event listings visit:

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News from Royston marketMR Sharman’s Flower Stall This month we are highlighting one of our longest standing market traders.

the benefit of the community.

Mr Sharman’s flower stall has been bringing a burst of colour and fragrance to Royston To keep up Market for over 60 years with Gary and Simon to date with the Market News follow, currently at the helm on Wednesday’s and @RoystonMarket on Facebook Saturdays. With a huge variety of cut flowers, topiary and potted plants, customers really Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 3rd August 9am - 12pm, are spoilt for choice and at Linton Village College incredibly reasonable prices too. For these reasons you can Fowlmere Farmers Market always be sure to find this large 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 10th August 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall pitch heaving with customers. So to avoid disappointment Sandon Farmers’ Market shop early. They will sell out!! 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 17th August 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School And look out for the stalls that are appearing on the market on Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston Saturdays which highlight the great diversity and extremely Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - approx. 3pm important work that is being carried out by local charities for Market Hill, Royston

Markets in August

Royston Arts Festival - Our planet The team at Creative Royston are working hard to pull together what promises to be a fantastic Royston Arts Festival, with exhibitions, performances and activities galore over the last couple of weekends in September. Alongside some very exciting new events – including an Opening Night Concert with a very special guest - there will the return of popular favourites, including a day of free music throughout Royston courtesy of MusicFest and the Last-Night-of-the-Proms rivaling Finale Concert. Keep an eye on for ticketing information as it is released. The centrepiece will once again be the Community Arts Event in Priory Gardens on the afternoon of Saturday 28th September. This year we will be highlighting the beauty, diversity and vulnerability of Our Planet, with many free events to keep the whole family entertained for the afternoon. We hope that the event this year will prove a little thought


provoking and educational alongside all the creative fun. Free entry, with many activities also being free to take part in, highlights include songs and stories from The Wild Man of the Woods, talks and candle making from North Herts Beekeepers, free Eco-Crafting projects with Royston Girl Guiding that will reuse and recycle used plastic in the most creative ways, free taster yoga sessions with Kim Fletcher from Hush Skin & Beauty, PaintYour-Own-Planet with Glazed Creations, free pre-school dance workshops with Dance Matters and performances including a Limitless Academy showcase, Royston Town Development Band and Stage Right Dance School. Plus face painting, henna tattoos, vegetarian food and so much more… put the date in your diary now, you’re not going to want to miss it!

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What’s On...


Lego Club

Sun 4th & Mon 5th Aug,11am-4pm The Music Maze Horseshoe Close, Balsham, Cambridge CB21 4EQ Bring a picnic and enjoy exploring the music maze and beautiful gardens for a fun day out for the whole family! Adults £4, Children £2. For more details visit: or call 01223 675888

Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN

Thu 8th Aug, 11am-12.15pm The Broadway Cinema Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DD The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context: An introduction to Palestine in the time of Christ. Enjoy a captivating lecture from Neil Faulkner about one of the most turbulent provinces of the Roman Empire, Palestine. Tickets £7 each, for more information visit:

Hinxton Watermill Open Day

Coton Countryside Walk

Sat 3rd Aug, 10am-3pm Martin Car Park,Cambridge,CB23 7PZ A sociable countryside walk around Coton village and its beautiful surroundings. Walkers will visit Coton Produce Sale for coffee, cakes and seasonal produce, there will also be opportunities to divert to The Plough in Coton for lunch. Sat 3rd Aug, 2.30-3.30pm

Family Picnic, Maze and Open North Herts Art Society Lecture Garden

Sun 4th Aug, 2.30-5.30pm Hinxton Watermill Mill Lane, Hinxton, Saffron Walden CB10 1RD An opportunity to explore and learn the history of this impressive 17th century working watermill on the River Cam. Children can take part Great Chishill Antiques & in the ‘Where’s Ratty?’ contest for Vintage Fair the chance to win a prize! Contact: Sun 4th Aug, 10am-4pm Great Chishill Village Hall Hall Lane, 01223 243830 ext 207 or email: Great Chishill, Royston SG8 8SH Browse and shop from a range of stylish antique and vintage items Ashwell Stage School Summer on sale. Tea and cake stalls also School available, £1 entry per person. Mon 5th-Fri 9th Aug, 9.30am-3pm For more details email: Ashwell Stage School Ashwell SG7 or visit: Theme: How to Train your Dragon. All abilities welcome, ages 4-13. For more details email: Royston Charity Kite Festival On the first Saturday of each month, Suitable for 5-12 year olds, places can be booked by visiting the library and signing up. £2 per session.

& Historical Vehicle Show

Sun 4th Aug, 10.30am-4.30pm Therfield Heath, Therfield Heath, Therfield, Royston SG8 9NU See kites above Royston, admire the historic cars and enjoy the many stalls and attractions. Bring your own lightweight chairs and picnic hampers. Fun for the children with their own sessions where they bring their own kites along for flying in the main arena. Stalls selling various goods scattered around the edge of the site plus many food stalls and ice-cream vans to satisfy the hungriest of people. Entry £3.50 for over 14s and all children under that age are FREE. The Kite Festival is a charitable event and all proceeds this year will be donated to the President’s charity:

Tiger Day

Sun 4th Aug, 11am-4pm Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Rd, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6PZ Come and join us celebrating ‘Tiger Day 2019’. Tiger Day has been running for many years helping to raise over £60,000 for tiger conservation projects across the globe. The event is packed with fun games, presentations, entertainers and special guests. Usual admission charges apply. Visit:

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Fri 9th Aug, 7-8pm The Old Bull Inn High St, Royston SG8 9AW A showcase of Royston Folk Club’s array of talent featuring Odette Michell, Simple Folk, Colin Davis, Peter Lake, Bryan Summers and Ali Cosser at the piano. Tickets £4 (£3 performers) or £2 for under 25s. Visit:

Leper Chapel Opening

Sat 10th Aug, 12-3pm Leper Chapel Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8JJ A rare opportunity to see inside of one of Cambridge’s oldest complete surviving buildings, which is not usually open to the public. Originally built as the chapel of an isolation hospital for leprosy suffers, Limitless Academy ‘Summer the building has 900 years of Schools’ fascinating history to be shared with Mon 5th-9th Aug or Mon 26th you. Please park nearby as there is -30th Aug, 9.30am-4.30pm no parking or facilities at the chapel Limitless Academy of Performing itself. Free event, but donations are Arts Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BP welcome. Limitless Academy present 5 full days of Intensive training including 1-1 voice coaching, Recording Sessions, Royston Rethink Summer Fete Dance, Stagecraft & Characterisation! Sat 10th Aug, 12-4pm Coombes Community Centre Burns A chance to experience workshops Rd, Royston SG8 5PT with West End Cast Members from The Royston Rethink Mental Health Hamilton, Les Misérables, and more! Visit: Support Group are hosting their first summer fete! Come along and enjoy our-services/summer-schools a summer punch, sports activities, stalls, crafts and so much more! Workshop Wednesdays For details visit: Button Art events/469379700541669/ Wed 7th Aug, 10am-11.30am No.3 Royston Melbourn St, Royston Open Day at the Allotments SG8 7BP Sun 11th Aug, 11am-2pm A fun assortment of craft workshops Royston Allotments, Coombes Hole, for kids! To book your place visit: or ask in Royston SG8 7DP Everyone is welcome to look shop at No.3 Royston. around the allotment plots, talk to the plot holders buy produce, Crafty Wednesdays enter competitions and have a go Wed 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th Aug, at winning prizes on the raffle and 10.30am-12pm Royston Museum King St, Royston tombola. BBQ,tea,coffee,soft drinks, cakes and quiches. See the lovely SG8 5AL freshly crops close up and find out A new crafty session each week more about growing healthy plants during the summer holidays. All whilst fighting slugs and other ages welcome! £3 for ages 3+ greedy infiltrators that want to get Visit: | 01763 248447 1908 The Listing Villages August 2019.indd 21

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Leisure to the crops. For more details call Janet, RAGA Secretary; 07812 937776

raising money for an excellent cause. For more details visit:

Royston’s Own Antique’s Roadshow

Street Food Heroes ask in shop at No.3 Royston.

Fenland Country Fair

Sun 25th Aug - Mon 26th Aug, 8.30am-5.30pm Quy Hall Isaacson Rd, Burwell, Mon 12th Aug, 10am-2pm Cambridge CB25 0AF Royston Town Hall Royston A traditional county fair with a vast SG8 7DA array of entertainment to enjoy. The founder of Bentley’s UK, Andy Come along and marvel at the Elton, is an antiques expert here to falconry, bee keeping and parade value your antiques and jewellery of hounds or get involved by trying and offer you an immediate cash out the clay shooting, catering, fun payment for them. Don’t miss the chance to discover if you have Wild Bedtime Stories with Vital fair rides, and more! Tickets are £12.50 for adults or free for children treasure in the attic! Email: Spark under 13. or visit Fri 16th Aug, 5-6.30pm For further information and event Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge CB22 3AE listings visit: Wear your pyjamas, dressing Watercolour Butterflies Royston Folk Club “Summer Wed 14th Aug, 10am-12.30pm gowns, onesies (and possibly Letchworth Settlement Nevells Rd, wellies!) to enjoy some bedtime Shindig” Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB stories in a beautiful outdoor setting Sun 25th Aug, 12noon-11pm A chance to explore the creative with your favourite teddy, if you wish. Mon 26th Aug, 12noon-7pm side of watercolour painting, Arrive from 5pm to explore the area The Bungalow Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DG learning to use colour to create and settle down at 6pm to revel An epic celebration of folk music, paintings of butterflies. From in the stories. Booking is essential with 17 artists and groups including beginners to the more experienced, and costs £6per child. Parking is John Meed, Chris Fox, and Hunter this workshop will give you a chance available on site and costs £3 per Muskett! There will be a licenced to play with colour and paint in a vehicle. For more information and bar and catering, with free parking more relaxed and ‘expressive’ way! booking email: and also camping available on a Costs £15, fto book visit: first come first served basis. Tickets or in advance are priced: £20 Sun, call: 01462 682828 Yoga Workshop £15 Mon, £30 both. Tickets at the Sat 17th Aug, 10am-12pm gate are priced: £25 Sun, £20 Mon Workshop Wednesdays-Make Royston Complementary Health £35 both. Tickets and refreshments Centre Market Hill, Royston a Bug Home bought on the day must be done so SG8 9JS Wed 14th Aug, 10-11.30am with cash only. No.3 Royston Melbourn St, Royston An energising and nourishing For details and booking visit: hatha yoga workshop to balance SG8 7BP A fun assortment of craft workshops the whole self. Booking essential, costing £25, call 01763 247440 for kids! To book your place visit: Ashwell Show or ask Mon 26th Aug, 8.30am-5pm in shop at No.3 Royston. Bourn Windmill Open Day Elbrook Meadow, High St, Baldock Sun 18th Aug, 2-4pm SG7 6AS Off Caxton Road Cambridge Teddy Bear Adventures with Come and see camel racing, birds CB23 2SU Vital Spark Theatre of prey, vintage cars and much, A chance to be guided round and Thu 15th Aug, 1-2pm & 2.30learn the history of one of the oldest much more! With profits going to 3.30pm local groups, A great family day mills in the country, and even turn Wandlebury Country Park, Gog out! Tickets are £9 for adults, £5 for Magog Hills, Cambridge CB22 3AE the whole mill on its post! Call children and concessions, with free 01223 243830 ext 207 or email: Bring your own teddy and join parking and admission for children Vital Spark for an accompanied under 5, order tickets online to save family workshop, packed full of fun 20%! and exciting teddy adventures for Summer Holiday Outdoor For more event information visit: children ages 2-8. Children must be Bounce Day or accompanied. Booking is essential Tue 20th Aug, 10am-3pm and costs £8 per child Parking Buy a wristband and bounce is available on site and costs £3 all day! All children must be Cambridge District Art Circle per vehicle. To book and for more accompanied by an adult. information email: For more details call: 07732 133007 Mon 26th Aug, 10am-5.30pm Grantchester Village Hall High St, Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9NF Workshop Wednesdays This is an ideal opportunity for Home Start’s Family Fun Mosaic Art visitors to buy original art from Thu 15th Aug, 2-4pm Wed 21st Aug, 10am-11.30am local professional and amateur Foxton Village Hall Hardman Rd, No.3 Royston Melbourn St, Royston artists, in a variety of subjects and Foxton, Cambridge CB22 6RN SG8 7BP media including oils, acrylics, Enjoy games, children’s crafts, a A fun assortment of craft workshops watercolours, mixed media and lucky dip, raffle and refreshments for kids! For more details and to pastels. Visit at Home Start’s Family Fun event, book your place visit: site/cambridgedistrictartcircle/


Fri 16th Aug, 4-9pm Priory Memorial Gardens, Royston Street Food Heroes are coming for you once again this month! Come out and enjoy the food, drinks & music in the Priory Gardens with family and friends. Let’s fill the park up folks, tell all those you know!

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appear Hedgehog Day

Mon 26th Aug, 10am-4pm Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Rd, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6PZ Come and join us celebrating Hedgehog Day 2019! Hedgehog Day has been running for many years helping to raise over £150,000 for the SWCC Hedgehog Hospital. The event is packed with fun games, presentations, entertainers and special guests! Tickets must be bought in advance £11.88 Adults / £9.98 Children, Concessions & Students. Visit;

Space Academy Holiday Club Tue 27th-Fri 30th Aug, 10am-12.30pm Melbourn Baptist Church Mortlock St, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DB 4 days of games,video clips,crafts, songs,snacks and lots of spacethemed fun!Meet Buzz Lightyear and his friends as they join the space academy and learn new things about space and about God. £2 per child per day or £6 for 4 days. Visit:

Workshop Wednesdays -Clay Animals,

Wed 28th Aug, 10am-11.30am No.3 Royston Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BP A fun assortment of craft workshops for kids! For more information and to book your place visit; or ask in shop at No.3 Royston.

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 30th Aug, 7-8pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, Royston SG8 9AW Royston Folk Club present ‘Ward and Parker ‘ in concert, with support to be announced. Tickets cost £13 (£11 in advance) or just £2 for under 25s. Visit:

An Afternoon of Spiritual Trance Mediumship

Sat 31st Aug, 1.30-3pm The Cave Shop Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ An afternoon of Spiritual Trance Mediumship allowing you to experience direct trance communication from spirits. An alcohol free event, no under 18s. Tickets are £15, with advance booking and full payment required. Book online via: or call Dawn on 07973 384406 or email

Throughout the Month

Deadline for September What’s On: Park Run 10th Aug Every Sat, 9-11am

Make Lunch

Mon and Thu throughout August 1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 27th (Tues), 29th Aug 12-1.30pm The Old Bull 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun. Free. No questions asked!

Weekly Healthy Walking with Cambridge PPF Every Thu, 10.00am Wandlebury Country Park Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 3AE We have an enthusiastic group of trained volunteers who lead our two, weekly Walking for Health walks at Wandlebury. The first is slightly faster while the second is more leisurely, accommodating people who are not so fit or are newcomers to the group. Each walk lasts around 30 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles. With the slower second walk, we offer a shortcut back to the base if needed. This social group meets all year round at 10am every Thursday morning, with the slower walk starting at 10.30am. Walks are well-attended, with 50-60 people joining most weeks. Teas and coffees are available afterwards. Visit:

Baby Rhyme Time

Every Wed, 10.15am & 11.15am, Royston Library Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Baby Rhyme Times are a fun 1/2hr session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Toddler Tales

Every Fri, 2.05 – 2.35pm Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Toddler Tales is the perfect step on from Baby Rhyme Time, with a mix of lively stories and rhymes for you and your child to join in with. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children but babies are welcome too. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Wimpole Estate, Royston, Arrington SG8 0BW. Weekly FREE 5k timed run. Visit;

Junior Park Run

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

Royston Health Walks

Wed 7th Aug, 1.30pm – 2.30pm Royston Heath Baldock Rd, Royston SG8 Every Wednesday at 1.30pm, At Royston Heath. 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. For more information call, 01763 852769 or email: roystonhealthwalks@btinternet. com

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday, 11am – 1pm, Wimpole Estate Royston, 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. For more information visit:

Art Exhibition Curwens Gallery

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Royston’s own antiques roadshow Don’t miss the chance to discover if you have treasure in the attic...


ROM Coventry to Cape Town, antiques expert Andy Elton has been putting a price on family heirlooms and forgotten relics for over 40 years... and now he’s coming to Royston.

The founder of Bentley’s UK - which sets up shop in Royston - is just the man to make your dreams come true – or let you down gently.

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“A lot of people are very unsure as to the worth of their items, which may have been stored for years in cupboards, lofts, garages and even garden sheds,” says Andy. “Others are convinced they’re bringing something that’s worth a fortune. “You can open a box and know you’re not going something that is part of their heritage – you’ve got to be diplomatic.” On the other hand, Andy is in a position to break some very welcome news: “One gentleman had a Rolex Submariner watch, which had lain unworn in a cupboard since it was given to him by his uncle. He was amazed when I offered him £5000.

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He’s always been interested in antiques and jewellery and has worked with two of the major auction houses in London and another in Nottingham. But he prefers to be his own boss.


“Then there was the time in South Africa when someone came along with a dusty bronze which turned out to be a rare work by the sculptor Anton Van Wouw – I valued that at £10,000.”

“I’ve travelled all over the UK and I regularly go to South Africa, meeting thousands of people along the way,” he says.

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Andy prides himself on offering a fair price: “I treat people as I would want to be treated myself,” he says.

“You come across some wonderful stories; I love hearing about how grandad got his medals.



“You never know what the day will bring – that’s why it’s such a lovely job. I’m a very lucky man. Hopefully I’ll be making someone in Royston very happy!”


“I’ve got customers who have been coming to me for 15 years and others who have been referred to me by family and friends. I think that speaks for itself.”

The Bentley’s UK valuation and purchasing day runs in

Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston, SG8 7DA Large Car Park Nearby Monday 12th August 10am till 2pm

Bentley’s UK Mobile 07768 513132

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SPECIALIST VALUATION AND PURCHASING DAY Bentleys UK have been in business since 1980: we pride ourselves on our honesty & integrity

Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA Monday 12th August 10am til 2pm

Any gent’s mechanical Omega wristwatch, we will pay you a minimum of


(In any condition)

We buy broken gold in any form: Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, dental...& any thing un-hallmarked, such as a gold cigarette cases. QVC jewellery required.

Amber beads, as pictured: we will offer a minimum of


Bring them along and let us surprise you!

Rolex Submariners, we pay you a minimum of


(Even if not working)

Sovereigns: we pay a


minimum of each Krugerrands: we pay a minimum


each of Immediate Payment

Wanted: Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby & Dublo train sets; Britains, Diecast toys, dolls, teddy bears, Action Men etc.

Medals, over the last few years, have increased dramatically in value. Also required are any First or Second World War groups, campaign medals, cap badges or any thing relating to wars or militaria. (Please don’t clean your medals)

Swords, daggers, cap badges, old uniforms... Any items connected with wars are extremely sought after

Look in your cupboards and drawers for any old fountain pens – we have a database of collectors waiting.

Re-saleable silver items required e.g. tea services, trays, picture frames etc. (We also purchase any broken silver items)

Old jewellery is extremely sought after at the moment – and we pay a large premium for any re-saleable items.

We guarantee to give you a true valuation. Immediate cash payment. If it’s just a valuation you want, please visit us. However, if that’s not possible, we are happy to visit you – just call us on the number below. Please visit our website and read the testimonials. Coins (GB & world, sovereigns, Krugerrands, Royal Mint proof sets), antiques, paintings, wristwatches, pocket watches, gold (English & foreign), silver, re-saleable jewellery items, amber, jade & ivory, any articles by Cartier, Tiffany, Aspreys, etc. Dinky & Corgi toys, Moorcroft & Clarice Cliff pottery, medals & militaria, clocks, swords & bayonets,

For any other information or home visits call:

07768 513132

Andy Elton is a fully licensed buyer and valuer The experts of Bentley’s UK will be present, cash purchase offers will be available, no obligation, no appointment necessary.

WANTED: wristwatches including – Rolex, Omega, Jaeger, Breitling, Universal, IWC, Patek, military watches, Tissot, Seiko... in fact most makes, any condition. Plus any watch - or clock-related items.

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Here comes summer!

The long school holidays are here, so as you look to fill the long days ahead, why not enjoy our tips for some activities and highlights this summer holidays? The Listing believes that a great day out should be free or at least really excellent value. Let us know how you get on and feel free to share your tips and activities on our Facebook page www.

Visit Royston’s Splash Park Cool off on a hot day by visiting Royston’s Splash Park, located in Royston Priory Memorial Gardens. A great way to spend the day with little ones! Royston Splash Park, Priory Memorial Gardens and whilst you are there, look out for the

New drinking Fountain which has been newly installed in Priory Memorial Gardens, thanks to NHDC in a bid to be more sustainable and benefit the well being of users to the park. Be sure to take your reusable water bottles along when you visit the park this summer!

Discover the Birds at RSPB Fowlmere

Fowlmere’s reedbeds and pools are fed by natural chalk springs, and a chalk stream runs through the reserve. Special birds include kingfishers, water rails, and nine species of warblers. The nature trail is partly wheelchair and pushchair accessible, as are two of the three hides. Why not watch dragonflies buzzing around after their small insect prey, look out for butterflies feeding on flowers and basking in the sunshine or look for fish in the chalk stream? fowlmere

Get on yer bike! Test the wheels out this summer by going on a bike ride around the area. Whether it’s biking to the local shops or to the next village over, biking is a fun way to get out and get active (and you get to see some beautiful sites that Herts and Cambs have 26

to offer - for free!) Don’t worry about finding a route, we’ve found something to help you out! To find local cycle routes click online to:

Take to the skies at the Royston Kite Festival

The annual charity kite festival & vintage car show will be taking place on Sunday 6th August. For just £3 entry for adults & free entry for children, it’s a great day out for all the family to enjoy. Sunday 4th August, 10.30am - 4.30pm The Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG

Complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge: space chase It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s summer reading challenge! You will need to read six library books of your choice and come in and tell the library teams about the books along the way., before earning collectable stickers to solve the mystery. The reading challenge is running at Royston Library and Bassingbourn Book Cafe.

Tiger Day

Not for free, but the popular Tiger Day deserves a mention, with this popular event helping to raise over £60,000 for tiger conservation projects across the globe The event is packed with fun games, presentations, entertainers and special guests. Usual admission charges apply. Sun 4th Aug, 11am – 4pm Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Rd, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6PZ

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Chocolate hedgehog cakes

Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing. This month I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the splendid work of the lovely people at The Hedgehog Hospital at Shepreth. I was lucky enough to discover the hospital last summer when I found a young hoglett running around in the road during the height of summer during the daytime. I took the newly named Spike (not as originally named as I thought!) to the hospital where he was immediately checked over and admitted with hydration issues. Luckily he was soon released back into the world and I like to think of him snuffling through the undergrowth enjoying a life he wouldn’t have had if the lovely people at Shepreth hadn’t have worked their magic on him.

So in celebration of Hedgehog Day at the hospital on August Bank holiday Monday I have whipped up a batch of these cute, yet strangely terrifying, looking cupcakes. They are great fun to get the younger family members involved with and who knows what creative talents will be unleashed? Chocolate Hedgehog Cakes • 110g self raising flour • 1tbsp cocoa powder • 1tsp baking powder • 110g margarine • 110g caster sugar • 2 eggs from happy and healthy free running hens Chocolate icing and decorations • 50g butter - room temperature would be easiest to work with.

• A box of Matchmakers chocolates what ever flavour you like! • I used ready made icing “eyes” but feel free to pipe your own! Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy, gradually add the beaten eggs then st ir in the cocoa, flour and baking powder. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for approximately 15-17 mins until risen, firm to touch and a cocktail stick comes out clean when inserted into the sponge. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely. Meanwhile cream together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder and vanilla extract to form a “pipe able” icing add the milk drop by drop to reach the required consistency - you may not need to add the total amount. Once the cakes are cold all that remains is for you to unleash your creative talents to pipe, spoon, spread or fork the icing into the desired shape, add the matchmakers to form the spines and pop on the eyes to create you own style of hedgehogs! Until next time dear reader...

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Rob Radford Each month, The Listing finds out more about the person behind the business. This month, we chatted to Rob Radford from Oven Wizards. Rob lives in Moggerhanger near Sandy, in Bedfordshire, where he is well placed to serve customers in East Bedfordshire, North Hertfordshire and South and West Cambridgeshire, providing a warm, friendly, efficient and courteous oven cleaning service. What’s your favourite place to eat? For family food then The White Horse in Southill or for grown up dining then The Black Horse at Ireland, both horses but both very different! The last book you read? With a six year old and an eight month old I must confess reading is not something I spend much time doing now, so it was probably a couple of years back I read Ronnie O Sullivan’s biography! What makes you happy? Family days out going somewhere we haven’t been before, or doing something we haven’t done before. Definitely experiences or memories over material possessions! What is your favourite film? Trainspotting, I loved the recent sequel but nothing beats the original. What do you love about your work? I get a real sense of satisfaction turning a ‘busy’ oven into a nice clean one although I don’t get the same satisfaction doing my own one! What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday? I love watching football and when possible my beloved Barnet football club. What are you looking forward to most this month? Some sunshine hopefully and spending time outdoors seeing family and friends.

How do you keep fit? Cleaning ovens! I love running and most sports although ovens seem to be my most frequent workout at present. What is the most challenging aspect of your position? We have recently taken on our first employee so it’s definitely getting back to looking after someone other than just myself and a bigger workload as the business grows. What is your proudest moment? It’s currently a three way tie between my wedding day and the two mini Radford’s arriving. What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt? Before I went travelling after uni I would probably say I erred on the side of caution too often. The lesson I took from that period was definitely to be more bold, consider carefully every opportunity to do or try something new and don’t be left with any regrets! How do you relax? I think my small window for relaxation probably comes about 9pm every evening when the kids are in bed and the house is quiet and my wife and I hit the sofa and take a few deep breaths! What inspirational quote sums you up? I think it’s probably one I heard years ago that has stayed with me which is “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met” (William Butler Yeats) Oven Wizards 01763 645094 / 07960 467805 | 01763 248447 1908 The Listing Villages August 2019.indd 31

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Think Garden, Think Richard

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Materials For A Purpose... Vertical interest by Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott Continuing my series of articles for 2019, Materials For A Purpose, I am going to be discussing how best to choose the right materials for your desired purpose and how they best fit into the design of a space. This month I want to investigate products used for vertical interest in the garden. Specimen trees are a great way to add vertical interest. I find it is always the planting that brings the garden to life. As our outdoor spaces seem to be shrinking due to the insatiable need to build more homes the green space in our gardens has never been so important. In a contemporary courtyard space, we designed and built, I used repeating Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Umbraculifera’ to give the garden drama and vertical interest. It is always important to match the right tree to the space. There is no point planting a large, broadleaf deciduous tree in your typical back garden, save this for a large country garden. I am a big fan of multi stemmed trees for back gardens. The advantage is as the name suggests they have multiple stems and as a result put energy into them all rather than the traditional single stem of a standard tree shape. I love to use Amelanchier lamarckii with its pretty spring blossom and autumn leaves or Prunus serrula with its gorgeous mahogany, smooth bark. Sculptures are another good way to add vertical interest. For something old architectural salvage auctions can be a lot of fun and ebay can unearth some interesting items, but for something more contemporary there’s a plethora online. I love a pair of bronze boxing hares in a wild flower meadow. Remember, that height is important, especially if you want the sculpture to have presence within planting. Stand-alone items on plinths are a different matter but again it is hard to know how it will look until placed. I advise using a bamboo cane cut to the height of the item you are considering, placed in the ground at the proposed spot. This helps with visualising and is much easier to move around. I have used driftwood pieces within planting to good effect to create a natural, rustic feeling in a garden I built in Cambridge. It was used through the planting and around the pond to disguise the liner. Large tree roots upturned and placed in the border can work really well in a woodland themed planting arrangement. Pergolas are a classic way to add vertical interest and provide shade too. They come in all shapes and sizes but essentially the structure consists of upright legs and horizontal cross sections elevated to provide a framework. Garden centres are full of pergola kits. These

can be a cost-effective way to gain vertical interest so long as the quality of the timber is good. I have made many bespoke pergolas for clients to fit into my designs. We made a contemporary, chunky green oak pergola over an outdoor dining room that added a real statement vertical feature. Corteen Steel ages nicely with a rusty burnt orange colour and has been used in many show gardens, I have also seen scaffold poles and burnt sleepers used to great effect in urban, municipal design that looks great. Strained wires can work really well to give a more open airy feel to the roof of a structure. Climbers are the most popular form of vertical interest used by the garden designer. They come in all manner of forms from Clematis, Hydrangea and Jasmin to name just a few. The great thing about a trained climber is that the space they take up is usually on the fence and unlike a shrub they do not encroach into the useable garden space. I have lost count of the number of small gardens I have been to over the years to see large shrubs growing from both boundaries into the middle of the small garden. The advice is always the same. Remove the thuggish shrubbery and plant appropriate plants such as climbers and well behaved shrubs. GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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“What is Earthing?” Earthing is having a lot of attention at the moment, so I took the time to find our what it is and see if kicking my shoes off will make me feel better. And it really is quite simple. You literally connect your feet to the ground. Without having any shoes or flooring between you and the Earth.

build our homes on and most importantly a natural and gentle positive energy.

Lacking in this energy can be the difference between feeling good and not so good, having This fast-growing movement is based lots of energy, sleeping well or not. When upon the discovery that connecting to we make direct contact with the surface the Earth’s natural energy is foundational of the Earth our bodies receive a charge for vibrant health. Just as the sun gives of energy that makes us feel good. us warmth and So the next time you’re hanging the vitamin D the Earth underfoot washing out kick your shoes off and feel that connection, embrace the muddy gives us feet and feel good. food, water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, KIM FLETCHER play and


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Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital is a specialised unit for the rehabilitation of sick and orphaned hedgehogs, with the ultimate aim, to release them back into the wild.

most of which are brought in by concerned members of the public. At the hospital we treat an array of problems including Since the charity was established in 2011 the dehydration/starvation, hospital has admitted over 4,100 hedgehogs, injuries (strimmers are not a hedgehog’s friend), hogs that were trapped (netting and rodent traps are also no friends of hedgehogs), and illness such as high internal parasite burdens.


As well as treatment, the hospital is a source of information about the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). If you have a question on how to best care for your nocturnal garden visitors, then feel free to pop in and ask - but please be aware we care for sick and poorly hedgehogs and they are not on “show”. The hospital is always looking for new sites to release healthy hogs back into the wild and if you are interested in this please contact us on: to see if your location would be suitable.

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Many of you will have noticed the 798Km sign pointing east towards Großalmerode, andthe French boîte aux lettres on the wall of the Town Hall and wondered why they are there.

the Arts Festival and A picturesque chateau in France performed in the last night concert. Royston and District Town Twinning Association began 45 years ago when we While they joined with Großalmerode, a small town in were here they also then West Germany where the crucibles visited for Johnson Matthey were cast. Since London and then Royston has twinned with La Loupe Royston & District Town Twinning Association Cambridge near Chartres, France in 1986 and then Many of you will havein noticed theVillanueva 798Km sign pointing towards Großalmerode, andand 2011 de laeast Cañada near the French boîte aux lettres on the wall of the Town Hall and wondered why they are rehearsed Madrid, Spain. there. with the So what doAssociation we do?began In May this Royston and District Town Twinning 45 years agoyear when we joined with Royston A picturesque chateau in Großalmerode, a small town in then West Germany where for spent Johnson twenty or so families fromthe Lacrucibles Loupe Town Band. France Matthey were cast. Since then Royston has twinned with La Loupe near Chartres, France a long weekend staying with Royston We threw a in 1986 and then in 2011 Villanueva de la Cañada near Madrid, Spain. families and enjoying activities including huge party at So what do we do? In May this year twenty or so families from La Loupe spent a long punting on the Cam and afternoon tea at weekend staying with Royston families and enjoying activities including punting on the the Old Bull Inn the Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester. Cam and afternoon tea at the Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester. Saturday evening thefor everyone Association hosted a Saturday hog roast at the Heath Sports evening theCentre. Association hosted involved. a Loupe hog have roast at the Sports Centre. In the past, trips to La included visitsHeath to Chartres Cathedral, a day trip to Paris Every May with sightseeing and lunch, and a visit to a country museum with cider making. To the past, to La Loupe have celebrate 25 years of In twinning there is trips a La Loupe Court in Royston and a Royston Square a small in La Loupe. We are due for a return trip to to La Loupe in late May 2020. included visits Chartres Cathedral, group from dayfrom tripGroßalmerode to Paris with sightseeing and from Royston visit Last Autumn the townaband and a small group of musicians Villanueva came overlunch, for the Arts Festival and performed in the last night concert. While and a visit to a country museum TheVillanueva Town Hall in for they were here they also visited London and Cambridge and rehearsed with the Royston cider making. 25 years Großalmerode the celebration Town Band. We threwwith a huge party at the Old BullTo Inncelebrate for everyone involved. of twinning there is a La Loupe Court of their local Every May a small group from Royston visit Villanueva for the celebration of their local in Royston and a Royston Square in La saint’s day, saint’s day, San Isidro. The day starts with mass and a procession in the park, sangria and Loupe. We performance. are due for a return trip to La a gigantic paella followed by a dance San Isidro. Loupe in late May 2020. The day starts Our next trip to Großalmerode is due in October this year. with mass and The Town Hall in Lastquizzes, Autumn the dinner, towna band Other local events include an annual summer from social and the Swimathon. a procession Großalmerode We actively welcome Großalmerode new members to the Association, individuals and families. For more and a small group of information please contact: in the park, musicians from Villanueva came over for sangria and a gigantic paella followed by a dance performance. A picturesque chateau in France

The Town Hall in Großalmerode

Our next trip to Großalmerode is due in October this year.Other local events include quizzes, an annual dinner, a summer social and the Swimathon. We actively welcome new members to the Association, individuals and families. For more information contact:

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