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SG8 Villages

PLUS Ashwell October 2019 Issue 170

inside... vision charity cam sight the royston swimathon school open days & much more...

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Abington Piggotts, Arrington, Ashwell, Barkway, Barley, Bassingbourn, Fowlmere, Gt Chishill, Guilden Morden, Heydon, Kelshall, Kneesworth, Litlington, Melbourn, Meldreth, Odsey, Orwell, Reed, Shepreth, Steeple Morden, Therfield, Thriplow, Whaddon, Wimpole

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech Recruitment Open Day

4pm- 8pm Tuesday, October 29th 2019.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech, based in Royston is a leading manufacturer of products that enable the biotech industry to develop and produce drugs safely and efficiently. The Royston site employs over 250 staff and specialises in designing and manufacturing advanced automated cell culture and fermentation equipment, including the worldleading ambrŽ automated micro and mini bioreactor systems, which are used in major pharmaceutical companies globally. Sartorius’ Royston site is a modern, open-plan environment, where staff work in a clean, high-tech and friendly workspace. Due to continued success, Sartorius is currently recruiting in many areas of the business including R&D, Manufacturing, Support Services, Supply Chain, Quality & Procurement. Come and visit the Sartorius site at York Way in Royston from 4pm-8pm on Tuesday October 29th to find out about the exciting permanent and temporary opportunities available. Light refreshments and tours of the facility will also be provided.

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DAY TRIPS 10/12 Oct Knitting and Stitching Show


12 Oct



16 Oct

Rene and Edith Lunch Show


30 Oct

Milton Keynes Shopping


31 Oct

Morgan Motor Company Factory



Nov Simply Christmas – Craft Show – NEC £37.50


Nov Lakeside or Bluewater Shopping



Nov Westminster Abbey – Guided Tour



Nov Norwich


10 Nov Duxford Imperial War Museum


14 Nov Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair


16 Nov Birmingham Frankfurt Xmas Market £26.00 16 Nov Melton Mowbray (optional ChocFest) £22.50 22 Nov Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre


23 Nov Bruges Christmas Market


26 Nov Boundary Mills/Downtown Shopping £24.50 27 Nov London Hyde Park Winter Wndrland £24.00

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Dec St Albans Christmas Market



Dec Stratford-upon-Avon Xmas Market



Dec Thursford – Matinee including Meal



Dec Lincoln Christmas Market



Dec Rochester Dickensian Xmas Market



Dec London Christmas Lunch Cruise


14 Dec Thursford – Evening including Meal


15 Dec London Hyde Park Winter Wndrland £24.00 16 Dec Christmas at Kew Gardens


17 Dec Thursford – Matinee


18 Dec Thursford – Matinee including Meal



Saturday Night Fever – MK – Matinee £49.00

30 Oct

Kinky Boots – Milton Keynes – Mat



Nov The Music of the Night – RAH – Eve


21 Nov *English National Ballet: Le Corsaire


21 Nov *White Christmas – Evening


23 Nov *Jack Whitehall Stood Up – 02 Arena £79.50 Dec *Wicksteed Park Christmas Show


4/10 Dec Brick Lane Music Hall – Christmas




Dec John Rutter’s Christmas – RAH – Mat £65.00

13 Dec Goldilocks & 3 Bears – Palladium Mat £65.00 14 Dec Christmas Cracker – RPO – Matinee


20 Dec The Nutcracker – ENB – Matinee


20 Dec Olympia Horseshow – Evening




*Magic Goes Wrong – Evening




*Mary Poppins – Matinee




*The Lion King – Evening


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November Booking Deadline

This Autumn, we say goodbye to Ellie, our Publishing Apprentice who was with us for the past two years and wish her well as she progresses her career with a new role in Cambridge. Good luck and all best wishes Ellie!

Monday 14th October

We are delighted to welcome our new team of young people to The Listing, who join us for the coming months in between their studying commitments, working across various disciplines in the business. As a community business, we take great pride in developing the careers of self-starting young people who are interested in marketing, publishing, design or journalism, and are always keen to hear from other enthusiastic students for future opportunities. You can find out more about The Listing team on our website. This October is jam-packed full of events for all the family, ranging from Halloween festivities to school open days. We shine our spotlight on Cam Sight, dive into the life of Lee Jauncey and ponder the patterns of procrastination. As always, we give recognition to some of the great businesses and charities that bolster our community and look to give back to those who give so much and last but not least, we embrace Black History month and we showcase some exciting upcoming events.

The Listing Team

Cath Director & Publisher

Sharon Advertising & Media Sales

Tom Publishing Assistant

Monica Designer

Laurie What’s On

Molly Marketing Assistant


Spotlight On - Cam Sight


Royston Edition October 2019 Issue 170

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In This Issue ...

Out & About - Royston Rotary Swimathon


Hidden Royston


What’s On


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


My Local Life - Lee Jauncey


Looking After You



Our sister publication: The Listing Royston & MUCH MORE


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Useful Numbers


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Your FREE Monthly Guide Royston


RS • 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

in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise - without prior permission of the publisher. All items published in good faith and correct at the time of going to print.

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Cornichon Café

Royston Corn Exchange

Young active 33 year old man with learning difficulties, living in his own house in Hitchin is looking for a buddy! Needs help with personal care and a driver would be preferable. Also loves going to the pub, cinema, bowling, swimming and enjoys art and music. Hours to suit - Initial pay is £10.00 per hour.

Come & join our team... Busy local café is looking for a bubbly pleasant cook! Hours are part-time & flexible Please call Julie for further details

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Bury Farm - Nuthampstead Office / Meetings & Events / Catering Space

A rare opportunity to rent multi-use units nr Royston Herts Available now, for long and short term lets Potential uses could include: Catering, Studios, Light workshop, Playschool (inside & out facility) or Gym Storage space (ranging from small to large) – flexible and secure Parking available

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Cam sight

Cam Sight is a Cambridgeshire charity that supports local people of all ages living with low vision and blindness to live the lives they choose. We work to enhance independence, improve wellbeing, and improve inclusion.


Emotional Support

We organise many events throughout the year, from Dining in the Dark to our annual quiz to guest lectures. They are a great opportunity to bring together family, friends, and colleagues for a special event while raising much needed funds for a local charity.

We offer counselling and emotional support either one to one or in a group. events/category/fundraising-events

Peer Support Groups

Whether you’re planning on organising a fundraising Bake Off competition with colleagues or planning to run a marathon, Cam Sight can help you promote your fundraiser through our social media channels and provide you with a fundraising pack to help you get the most out of your fundraising efforts. Remember, if you are doing a fundraiser at work, make sure you talk to your employer to see if they would be willing to match your fundraising efforts.

Cam Sight supports 1,900 people living with low vision and blindness, we offer a wide range of services to our clients, these include.

We run monthly groups across Cambridgeshire for children and adults, their carers and family members. Providing an opportunity to meet with others and share experiences. Low Vision and Blindness Centres We demonstrate equipment and offer advice on magnifiers, phones and technology. Community Support We provide practical support, this includes advice on concessionary schemes and available benefits. We also offer a programme of daily living skills including cookery groups. Sports and Leisure We support individuals in pursuing activities. These include tandem cycling, swimming, ten pin bowling and visits to local attractions. Volunteers Volunteers provide support and companionship to people in many different ways including befriending, assisting with transport and reading. Our volunteers are trained in visual awareness and sighted guiding, and have been through our recruitment process and security checks.

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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:

townswomen’s guild

A ‘Mobile Exhibit’ is how younger volunteers at IWM Duxford describe John Kelshall.

While guiding school parties of 250 pupils each day through the permanent Battle of Britain display, John regales them with stories of his childhood growing up during the WWII years in Enfield. Boyhood games included scrumping fruit, collecting shrapnel from machine gun casings for “swapsies”, and old newspapers for recycling to earn a Salvage badge. Reminiscences of Anderson and Morrison shelters, queuing at the butchers for nonrationed rabbit, always carrying his Mickey Mouse gas masks. A question John likes to ask his audience is ‘Who had the first onesie?’ To the childrens astonishment, he claims Sir Winston Churchill often dressed in a Siren suit, establishing the fashion. To learn more of our social programme please contact Pauline on 01763 221314

Royston Rotary

October will be a busy month for Rotarians. You can read more about our Swimathon elsewhere in this issue, but continuing the physical exercise theme, we’re also looking forward to our walking weekend near Fakenham, where many of us, with partners, will enjoy a healthy weekend meandering around some picturesque parts of Norfolk. Apart from getting our boots muddy, there will also be an opportunity for a BBQ and some silly games. Our Memory Café will again be welcoming people with memory issues and their carers - on 14th October and 11th November we’ll be at the Town Hall (in Room 11) while the Old Barn is being redecorated.

Foxton Men’s Breakfast Royston u3A Our next ‘Men’s Breakfast’ meeting is on Saturday 19th October at 8.30 am, in the lounge and bar area of Foxton Village Hall, CB22 6RN. Our guest speaker is The Revd. Colin Smith MA LLB Superintendent at the Wesley Methodist Centre in Kings Street, Cambridge. His subject is “The Secret Life of a Bookworm!” For more information about the group, contact Tony Garrick on 07743 968530

Our monthly meeting on 29th October should be intriguing as speaker Ian Keable has got a few tricks up his sleeve! Ian is giving a talk on Charles Dickens Conjurer - with some Dickensian tricks included. The meeting starts at 2pm in the Town Hall and refreshments are available from 1.30pm. Royston U3A’s membership is approaching the 500 mark and members enjoy taking part in a wide range of interest groups from pottery and petanque to clay shooting and current affairs. For more informatiom, log onto or contact Jackie Gellert on 01763 248097 or email:

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Luxury New Care Home Opening this winter, offering bespoke residential, dementia and respite care. Melbourn Springs Care Home will provide ample living spaces, a daily life-enrichment programme of activities and choice in delicious meals.

Call: 01763 722304 Hyacinth Drive, Melbourn, SG8 6FY

Marketing Suite Now Open: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am–5pm Thursday: 12pm–8pm


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING Wednesday 6th November 6pm - 9pm

Presenting: Wombat Creations ~ Retro Beginnings ~ Hetty’s Chalk Room ~ Lily Ellen Vintage ~ Stow Crafts Come & enjoy a glass of wine & canapes in a Grade II listed barn & finish your Christmas shopping in style. Lots of homemade items, vintage & retro. Old North Road Bassingbourn Nr Royston SG8 5JL

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Jane Harvey – Artist Commissions, paintings and prints for sale Art Classes Studio open weekends 10am – 2pm or by appointment

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Cambridge Festival of IDeas Heading into its 12th year, the University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas is celebrating the theme of ‘change’, offering hundreds of free events including debates, exhibitions, performances and workshops on topics ranging from climate change to the Artic. With so many events to choose from, The Listing has chosen five that we think you may find interesting. We hope to see you there! Artic Family Day

Dr Erica Wickerson discusses the classics and what spy fiction tells us about society more in general. Sat 19th October 3.30-4.30pm Little Hall, Sidgwick Site, CB3 9DA Environmental Justice: Ed Miliband and Emily Shuckburgh In Conversation

Bring the whole family to enage and learn about the Artic, the animals and the people who live there. Sat 19th October, 10.30-3.30pm The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, CB2 1ER

The UK has declared a climate emergency requiring it to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. But how can this now be achieved? Thur 17th October, 6-7pm Babbage Lecture Theatre, CB2 3RS

Travelling: At Whose Expense?

Women With Ideas That Changed The World

Explore the economic, cultural and health impacts that travel has on the world.

Dr Alison Ainley discusses female inventors and why it’s taken so long for them to gain recognition they deserve. Sat 26th October, 3.30-4.30pm Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

Sat 19th October, 11-5pm Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ Spies and Assassins in Fiction From Bond to Bourne and everyone in between,

For more information, visit or call 01223 766766

Therfield First School B r i n gi

Therfield First School

ng Learning to Life

Open Morning

Wednesday 24th October 9:45-10:45 Why Choose Therfield First School? Small, nurturing village school Small class sizes High adult/child ratio Exciting, creative curriculum High quality teaching Outstanding ‘new’ Early Years outside area Forest schooling Strong community spirit

We take children from Royston and the surrounding villages. We also have limited spaces in other year groups. Ring the office to book your 1:1 tour with the Head.

The Causeway, Therfield. 01763 287284


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Out & About...

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Royston Rotary Swimathon Dig out those Speedos! It’s Swimathon time! We all know that swimming is a super form of exercise, and something you can enjoy whether you’re seven or seventy. But swimming is also a great way to raise funds for your favourite cause – as Royston’s Rotarians know as they gear up for the club’s annual Swimathon. The event, which the club has been running for more than fifteen years, has raised many tens of thousands of pounds, all of it for good causes. The event, at the Leisure Centre, challenges sponsored teams of up to six swimmers to complete as many lengths of the pool as they can in the space of an hour. It’s a fun evening for everyone, and it generates some serious charitable funds – more than £4,000 last year. Every penny raised goes to charity. Sponsorship money is shared 50:50 between each team’s selected cause and the Rotary’s charitable choice – this year it will be Royston’s Parish Church Refurbishment Fund plus other charitable projects at home and abroad. The evening attracts teams of swimmers from all age groups – Rainbows and Brownies at the young end of the scale, with Rotarians themselves at the senior end! In between, many local churches, schools and charities all recruit teams, all ready to get wet for their pet charitable project.

Howard Peacock’s the man in charge, and he’s hopeful that the event will equal or beat last year’s tally of 12 teams, 60 swimmers,1206 lengths swum, and £4,000 raised. He’s keen to welcome established and new teams of swimmers. “It’s easy and free to enter,” he says, “and everyone always enjoys the challenge of swimming those few extra lengths – it’s not a race, but there’s a definite element of competition, whether against the clock or the previous year’s record. Plus the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing a lot of good in the process.” This year’s Swimathon is set for 6-10pm on Sunday 13th October at Royston Leisure Centre – Entry forms can be download online:, or call Rtn. Howard Peacock 07711 471470 | 01763 248447 1910 The Listing Villages October 2019.indd 11

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Business Profile

Bury Lane Farm Shop began as a small hut in an orchard over 35 years ago, selling fruit and vegetables to passing and local trade in Melbourn. Growing quickly, this family-run business moved to the current location on the A10 Melbourn by-pass and has become a prestigious farm shop and a leading UK flower grower, focusing on fresh produce, local suppliers and being a destination for all the family.

scheme for both the Farm Shop and the Fun Barn rewarding regular and loyal customers. With a bright cafe, fabulous food hall, garden shop, large free car park, children’s Fun Barn, huge Christmas shop from October to December and a Taste of Christmas event on Thursday 14th November 2019, there really is something for everyone.

Bury Lane Farm Shop, A10 Bypass,

New for 2019, the Farm Shop has just completed a total refurbishment of their large Gift Hall, which Melbourn SG8 6DF 01763 260418 is now bright, open and full of wonderful gifts including kitchenware, jewellery, scarves, candles, gift toiletries, greetings cards, baby and children’s toys and books. Offering new products and old favourites from companies such as Jellycat, Sophie Allport, ‘I’d Rather Be…’ Stubbs Mugs, the ever-popular Wrendale Designs, Di Palomo hand creams, Powder scarves and Barefoot & Beautiful vegan beauty products, the new look Gift Hall is a stunning addition to the business. Bury Lane Farm Shop is truly independent with friendly, knowledgeable staff who help make your visit relaxed and enjoyable by offering a personal, helpful service. There is also a loyalty

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Delicatessen Café Butchery Fresh Flowers

New Gift Hall Now Open

Gift Shop Garden Shop Plant Centre Free-range Eggs Christmas Shop P–Y–O

Open 7 days a week A10 Melbourn By-Pass, Melbourn, Royston, Herts SG8 6DF Tel: 01763 260418


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Foxton Scarecrows

St Laurence’s Church, Foxton will be holding its very successful Scarecrow Festival once again this year on Saturday 12th October. As in previous years, you’ll be able to wander through Foxton village from one scarecrow to another. Join in with the various fundraising activities along the way, including a special children’s quiz ‘Where’s Wally?’ Will you be able to find this special scarecrow, hidden somewhere in the village? We welcome you to stop in for some refreshments such as bacon butties, homemade soup or tea and cakes. This fun event for all ages will finish in the Church from 4.30pm with prize giving and Foxton Singers performing. Programmes will be available on the day from the Church, the Village Hall and the Village Shop, Foxton. For further information, contact Jill Buggey at

AShwell Book Weekend A great selection of fiction and non-fiction books to

browse and buy for children and adults, with local children’s author, Angela Patchett, reading from her books from 10.30-12pm & 2-3.30pm.Sat 5th Oct, 105pm & Sun 6th Oct, 2-5pm, St Mary’s Church, Ashwell. Entrance £1, children under 16 free.

Christmas Party Menu

Please let us have your pre-order 2 weeks in advance of your booking.

Price per person is £30 (£25 for shareholders) and we will require a 10% deposit 2 weeks in advance of your booking

The Three Tuns 30 High Street Guilden Morden Royston SG8 0JP

01763 853377

School Open Days Reed First School: Saturday 5th October 10am-2pm Melbourn Primary School: Monday 7th October 9.30am Tannery Drift First School: Tuesday 15th October 1.30-2.45pm Icknield Walk First School Friday 25th October, 9.30-10.30am Therfield First School: Thursday 24th October, 9.45-10.45am St Mary’s Catholic Primary School: Tuesday 5th November, 10-12pm Freman College Sixth Form: Wednesday 6th November, 6.30-8pm King James Academy: Junior Site Open Evenings – Thursday 24th October 6-8pm Junior Site Open Mornings – Mon 21st/Tue 22nd/Wed 23rd October 9-10.30am Senior Site Open Evening – Thursday 10th October 6-8pm


roast Parsnip & apple Soup – parsnip crisps & crispy sprouts Chicken Liver Parfait – red onion marmalade & sourdough Braised Pig Cheeks – tomato jus, leek crisps & balsamic Seven & Wye Valley Smoked Salmon – horseradish crème fraiche, orange vinaigrette & sourdough


Roast Turkey – light and dark meat, apricot & sage stuffing, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, brussel sprouts & turkey gravy Confit Pork Belly – mashed potatoes, fine beans & apple jus Pan Fried Hake – crushed dill new potatoes, king prawns, charred broccoli & lobster bisque Beetroot risotto – dill, capers, fried leeks & balsamic


Christmas Pudding – brandy sauce Chocolate Pot – crème fraiche, biscotti & chocolate ice cream Lemon tart – raspberry sorbet, mango coulis & pistachio praline ice-Creams & Sorbets - vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, raspberry & mango

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or visiting the High Street, it sometimes feels like we’re Keeping Royston Safe? being watched Views about CCTV cameras in public every step of the spaces seem to fall into two broad camps. way by the security On one side people say ‘If you’ve done cameras we see, nothing wrong, you’ve nothing to hide’, in and many we the other camp are those who believe that probably don’t. any filming is an invasion of our privacy In Royston, there are 11 cameras in public and a threat to civil liberties. spaces controlled by the Hertfordshire Readers may remember the controversy CCTV Partnership (of just under 700 surrounding the use of police-controlled across the county). Setting out to find out cameras to record car number plates more about the use of CCTV cameras in Royston’s so-called ‘ring of steel’ - that public places around Royston, I met with was deemed to be illegal. Surveillance is Mike Read, Operations Manager with the clearly a subject that divides opinion and Partnership and learnt a lot. one which is itself likely to be increasingly To find out about CCTV surveillance in under surveillance as the number of cameras, particularly in and around Royston’s public spaces, visit business premises and private residences, goes up. Written by Chris Lee

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MUSEUM MUSINGS: 4000 Years Ago In Royston

Bronze is a metal made using tin and copper. People in Eastern Europe started making bronze about 5000 years ago and they shared their knowledge and technology for this as they travelled across Europe and to the UK. As a general guide, this time period is called the (you’ve guessed it) Bronze Age. During the Bronze Age, groups of people started to settle down in one place to farm the land instead of hunting and gathering. As the idea of farming spread, there was less need for people to move great

distances in order to follow their food.

A final resting place on the Heath could have been really important to a lot of people.

How often have you walked along Baldock Road and Melbourn Street? This is part of an ancient route called the Icknield Way and it’s highly likely that Bronze Age people walked this route. We’re walking in their footsteps. Take a walk around Therfield Heath and again, you’re following in the footsteps of these people. And the importance of the Heath is realised when you take a closer look at the lumps and bumps. This was used as a burial site and excavations in the 1800s uncovered Bronze Age artefacts. Today, the view from the Heath is amazing and so it most likely was 4000 years ago.

Khandel Light Ceilidh

Looking for a venue?

Ceilidh Band returns! We’re delighted to announce that the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band will return to provide another fun evening of dance.

Venue Hire from only £150

Tickets are £18, including supper Join us on Saturday 19th October 7.30pm11.30pm at Great Chishill Village Hall, SG8 8SH. To find out more call Karen Marriot on 07966 204582 or Theresa Mudie on 07714 190887

Auditions for AsHwell Theatre

Ashwell Theatre Club will bring Babes In The Woods to life next January. Workshop auditions on Sunday 13th October from 2.30-4.30pm at Ashwell Village Hall, 20 West End, Ashwell, Baldock SG7 5PJ For more information, go to

For a party, funeral gathering or meeting?

Royston Town Football Club 8A Garden Walk Royston SG8 7HP For more information 01763 241204 |

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News from Royston market Markets in October Free Pitches On Royston Market

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 5th October 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Would you like the opportunity to promote your business on Royston Market?

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 5th October 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Or are you a charity, club or organisation which could benefit from engaging with the large numbers of people who attend the market every week. If so, why not take advantage of the market’s ‘Community Initiative’ and utilise a FREE pitch on a Saturday.

For more details please 01763 245484 and speak to the Market Manager or email: markets@ uk To keep up to date with the Market News follow, @RoystonMarket on Facebook

Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 12th October 9 - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 19th October 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am approx. 3pm Market Hill, Royston

If you run a market in the SG8 area please let us know and we can include in next issue!

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Royston Tandoori is proud to be a current sponsor of Royston Town FC this season and for the past four seasons. It has been a pleasure to support the Club and in particular provide the kit for both of the Club’s Ladies teams. The sponsorship has not only helped us as a business to expand our customer base but also allowed us the opportunity to make contributions to the development of women’s football and E S T A B L I S H E D S I N C E 2 0 0 5 the Royston community as a whole. Both Royston Tandoori business partners, Syed Miah and Mahbubur Rahman would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers including Royston Town FC for their loyalty and support not only for the past five years but since the business opened in 2005 and we hope to continue E S T A B L I S HourE support D S into I N the C future. E 2 0 0 5

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Community Hub Launches Garden House Hospice Care and the Compassionate Neighbours Project have launched a new community hub in Royston following the success of the Stevenage Hub set up last autumn. The Hub is an opportunity for local people to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat, meet some of the Hospice team and find out more about the therapies and support services that are available throughout Garden House Hospice Care. We are looking for new volunteers. Compassionate Neighbours are trained volunteers offering friendship and a listening ear to people in their community who are lonely or socially isolated. They visit them once a week or get involved at one of our social hubs.

Royston Hub meets every Monday, 2-4pm, at Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston, SG8 5PT For more inforomation contact Richard on 07485 027596 or by email:

Wheels fOr Martin Donate £3000 Guilden Morden based charity Wheels for Martin’s Friends donate £3000 towards wheelchair for 10 year old Dan Mclellan. Dan Mclellan suffers from muscle wasting condition Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy meaning he struggles walking. However, Dan does not let his condition stop him from playing football with him borrowing an electric wheelchair from Aspire Powerchair Sports Club. Unable to afford one of their own, Dan’s father James reached out to the charity who decided to donated £3000 and Guilden Morden Walking Football Club plan to raise even more by stripping off for a Calender Girls style photoshoot.

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Leisure Nuthampstead Airfield Museum Talk

Tue 1st Oct, 7pm Barkway Village Hall Cambridge Rd, Barkway, Royston SG8 8BS Schloss Cloditz-Oflag 1VC, a talk by David Keen, retired CEO of the RAF Hendon Museum. 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start. £7.50 suggested donation which includes light snacks. For more details visit: www.

Jack and the Beanstalk Auditions

Thu 3rd Oct, 7-9.30pm King James Academy, Royston SG8 7JH CADS will be performing Jack and the Beanstalk as their next pantomime! Juniors (12+) from 7-7.45 p.m. and adults (18+) from 7.45-9 p.m. For more details visit:

Talk: Archaeological Excavation at Wimpole

Thu 3rd Oct, 8-9.30pm Royston Town Hall, Royston SG8 7DA Paddy Lambert will give an illustrated talk on Archaeological Excavation at Wimpole. Visitors are welcome for £2, for more idetails call David Allard on 01763 242677

80s and 90s Silent Disco

Fri 4th Oct, 7.30-11.45pm The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW A night of 80’s, 90’s tunes all in 1 room with 2 channels to choose from. For more information, visit

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What’s On... Black History Month Event

Sat 5th Oct, 2pm Royston & District Museum, King St, Royston SG8 5AL Find out about Roger Britten, Royston’s black Victorian printer, see Stacey Leigh Ross’s new picture and hear King James Academy Boyz Choir sing the song they wrote about him. For more information, visit

Lego Club

Sat 5th Oct, 2.30-3.30pm Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Suitable for 5-12 year olds, sessions will cost £2. Lego club returns but now on the first Saturday of the month. Prebookings are no longer needed.

The 2019 Hoohaah Races

Sun 6th Oct, 9.30am Wimpole Estate Arrington, SG8 0BW Fun, multi-terrain races raising money for Camsight and Cambridge City Foodbank. Visit

Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 6th Oct, 10-4pm Great Chishill Village Hall, Hall Ln, Great Chishill, SG8 8SH Come and browse an array of antiques and vintage stalls, with tea and cake available. Fairs being held on both 1st Sep and 6th Oct. Entry costs £1, for more details email: or visit

Hinxton Watermill Open Day

Sun 6th Oct, 2.30-5.30pm Saffron Walden CB10 1RD An opportunity to explore and learn the history of this impressive 17th century working watermill on the River Cam. Costs £3 per adult, £1 per child Contact: 01223 243830 ext 207 or email

Sat 5th Oct, 10-5pm & Sun 6th Oct, 2-5pm St Mary’s Church, Mill St, Ashwell, Baldock SG7 5LY A great selection of fiction and nonfiction books to browse and buy for children and adults. Tea, coffee and A10 Bouncy Castles Soft Play home-made cakes available. Entrance Session costs £1, children under 16 go free. Tue 8th Oct, 9.15am-11.15am Coombes Community Centre, Burns Pirate Trail Rd, Royston SG8 5PT Sat 5th Oct, 10am-2pm Bouncy Castles hosts soft play Royston Town, Royston SG8 9JN sessions on Oct 8th, Nov 5th, Dec 3rd. Family fun in Royston Town! Free £5 per child or £13 for a family ticket activities and a costume competition. for 3. Children under 6 months go Apple Day! free with a paying child. Snacks, tea Sat 5th Oct, 1-4pm and coffee are available to purchase. Wandlebury Country Park, Babraham, Come along on the day or call Nessa Cambridge CB22 3AE on 07732 133007 Fun and family-friendly apple day The Debate on Relationships at Wandlebury Park. Guided walks Thu 10th Oct, 7.30pm around the park, juicing, archery, Royston Methodist Church, Queens and various activities and stalls. Free Rd, Royston SG8 7AU admission, but parking costs £3. Rev Charity Nzegwu will talk about the For more information, email debate on Relationships and Marriage or call from the Methodist Conference in June 01223 243830 2019, within the context of “God in Love Unites Us”, all are welcome! Visit


For mo Email yo on our w Royston Arts Society Demonstration

Fri 11th Oct, 8-10pm Market Hill Rooms, Royston SG8 9DW Pauline Hazelwood will be giving a demonstration of ‘Line & Wash Book Illustration’. Non-members £3 including refreshment. For more information, contact 01763 261808

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Fri 11th Oct, 8pm The Bungalow, Melbourn, SG8 6DG An excellent showcase of Royston Folk CLub’s talented performers, 7pm for 8pm. Featuring Martin Kaszak and Fara Afifi, David Wilson, Steve Logan, Rosanne Moss, Alan Dawson, Rashed Tickets cost £4, or £2 for under 25s. Visit

Friends of Therfield Heath Litter Picking

Sat Oct 12th, morning and afternoon Therfield Heath, Royston SG8 9NU Litter picking in the morning and afternoon. All equipment is provided, for more information, visit

Foxton Scarecrow Festival

Sat 12th Oct, 12-5pm St Laurence’s Church, High St, Foxton, Cambridge CB22 6RP Wander from one scarecrow to another, including a special children’s quiz: ‘Where’s Wally?’ Refreshments available. Follow FB page:

Jumble Sale

Sat 12th Oct, 12-2pm Litlington Village Hall, Abbotts Cl, Litlington, Royston SG8 0QQ Litlington pre-school are running their popular fundraiser There will be bargains to be had, a raffle, bacon butties and other refreshments. For further information and to arrange dropping off donations please telephone 07984 935193

Marvel Ozobots and Storytime Session Sat 12th Oct, 2-3.30pm Royston Library Royston SG8 9JN Learn how to programme the mini marvel robots to carry out various actions, followed by a Marvel themed storytime and the opportunity to try out an Augmented Reality. For more information, visit

Royston Parish Church Harvest Supper

Sat 12th Oct, 6.30pm The Bowls Club, Royston SG8 5BX A harvest supper with profits going to B.R.A.V.E. Trust. Family tickets £13. Adults £5.50. Concessions and children £5. For more information, visit

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For more events please visit our website Email your events to for them to appear on our website and printed in the month of the event (subject to space). Auditions for Babes in the Wood Panto

Goes’ with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Tickets are available by calling Sunday 13th October, 2.30-4.30pm the box office on 01462 641575 or Ashwell Village Hall, Ashwell, SG7 5PJ email: boxoffice@hitchinthespians. Audition for Ashwell Theatre’s January production. For more information, visit For fmore details or to see details of Orwell Antiques & Vintage Fair past shows visit: Sun 13th Oct, 10am-4pm Orwell Village Hall, Orwell, SG8 5QN Magic Mornings Come and browse an array of antiques Wed 16th Oct, 10.30am-12pm and vintage stalls, with tea and cake Margaret House, Royston SG8 8JS available. Entry costs £1, for more Come and use the Tovertafel magic information email: table—a series of light and motion or visit activated games for people with dementia, which motivate the mind and inspire those living with dementia Rotary Club of Royston’s to be active. Mornings are running on Swimathon 2019 18th Sep, 16th Oct and 20th Nov. For Sun 13th Oct, 6-10pm more information, call 01763 848272 Royston Leisure Centre, Royston SG8 7XT Café Sci Cambridge: The Ethics An opportunity to donate 50% of the of Medical Data Sharing sponsorship money raised towards Wed 16th Oct, 7-8.30pm your own chosen charity or special East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1BG project. Half of the remaining money Join Richard Milne from Wellcome raised will be donated to The Royston Genome Campus Socirty and Parish Church Refurbishment Fund. Ethics Research as he discusses his For more information, visit research which examines social and ethical questions associated with htm or call Howard Peacock on biomedical science and technology. 07711 471470 This is a free, non-ticketed event. Please arrive for 6.45pm. Cambridge Festival of Ideas 14th-27th October Throughout Cambridge Literary Lunch Offering hundreds of debates, Thu 17th Oct, 1-2pm exhibitions, performances and The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW workshops on topics ranging from Join Jude Simpson and Alison Bruce, climate change to music. author of eight crime novels, for a talk For more information, visit and buffet lunch. Tickets £15, pp. Visit or call 01763 262262 Rotary Club Memory Café Mon 14th Oct, 10am-12pm Macmillan Coffee Morning Royston Town Hall, Royston SG8 7DA Fri 18th Oct, 10am-12pm The Rotary Club of Royston’s Memory Banyers House,Royston, SG8 7BZ Café will again be welcoming people A coffee morning raising money for with memory issues and their carers at Macmillan Cancer Support. £3 gets the Town Hall (in Room 11) while the a slice of cake and The Banyers are Old Barn is being redecorated. donating tea/coffee, there will also be a raffle to raise more money!

The Sopwith Aviation Company and its Aircraft

Tue 15th Oct, 7pm Barkway Village Hall, Cambridge Rd, Barkway, Royston SG8 8BS Nuthampstead Airfield Museum presents The Sopwith Aviation Company and its Aircraft (1912-1920), a talk by David Hassard-Project Leader of The Kingston Aviation Centenary Project. 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start. £7.50 suggested donation which includes light snacks. www.nuthampsteadairfieldmuseum. com

Anything Goes

Tue 15th – Sat 19th Oct, 7.45pm Woodside Hall, Walsworth Rd, Hitchin SG4 9SP Hitchin Thespians present ‘Anything

Pumpkin Carving at Wimpole Farm

Sat 19th–Thu 31st Oct, 11-4.15pm Wimpole Farm Arrington, SG8 0BW Enjoy some autumnal fun for all the family with pumpkin farming at Wimpole Farm this October. Running from 19th October to November 3rd. For full details on times and prices, visit


Sat 19th Oct, 7.30pm Great Chishall Village Hall, SG8 8SH Live music from the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band. Tickets cost £18 including supper. For more information call Karen Marriott on 07966 204582 or Theresa Mudie on 07714 190887

Leisure Royston Town Twinning Quiz Night

Sat 19th Oct, 7.30pm Market Hill Rooms, Priory Ln, Royston SG8 9DW £7.50 per person to include nibbles. Bring your own drinks. Teams of eight. Email social@roystontowntwinning. org to reserve your tickets, the event is expected to sell out so early booking is recommended.

Cambridge Drawing Society Autumn exhibition

Sun 20th–Thu 24th Oct, 10am-4pm Leys School, Cambridge CB2 7AD Cambridge Drawing Society’s Autumn exhibition promises an array of great artwork. Free admission.

Messy Church

Sun 20th Oct, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Lots of Harvest-time creative crafts, science experiments, a short celebration service and a meal shared together, at Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road. Adults and accompanied children of all ages are welcome.

Early Christmas Fair

Tue 22nd Oct, 10am-3pm Fanhams Hall, Ware SG12 7PZ A jolly early Christmas fair in a stunning venue. Tickets are available £5 on the door, or £4 after 1pm or online: HertsChristmasFair

Home-Start Annual Meeting

Tue 22nd Oct, 8-9pm Melbourn Community Hub, SG8 6DZ Join Home-Start for the perfect opportunity to hear about the difference they are making to families in the local community. Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting from 7.30pm. Visit or call 01763 262262

Royston Museum Crafts

Wed 23rd Oct, 10.30am-12pm, 2-3.30pm Wed 30th Oct, 10.30am-12pm, 2-3.30pm King St, Royston SG8 5AL Lots of crafty half term fun for kids aged 3 and up, costs £3. Weds 23rd and Weds 30th October 10.30am12pm AND 2-3.30pm For more information, visit

TALK-My microbiome & me

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“Growing in Cuba”- a Talk by Mike Day Wed 23rd Oct, 7.15pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT Greenfingers Garden Club host a talk by Mike Day: “Growing in Cuba”. Visitors are welcome, for more details call 01763 244424

Orwell Film Club

Thu 24th Oct, 7pm Orwell Village Hall, High St, Orwell, Royston SG8 5QN The film starts at 7:30pm and entrance is £3 per visit or £6 per year. Any enquires ring 01223 208536

Mission Aviation Fellowship with David Freeman

Thu 24th Oct, 7.30pm Methodist Church, Royston SG8 7AU For over 70 years, MAF has been flying light aircraft over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to enable over 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to bring relief and aid development to thousands of communities. For more information, visit

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 25th Oct, 8pm The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW The Smith and Brewer Band host a fun concert, 7pm for 8pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults (£13 in advance) or £2 for under 25s.

Art Exhibition

Sat 26th Oct, 10am-4pm Hinxworth Village Hall, SG7 5HL A wonderful display and sale of many original paintings from Hinxworth Art Society.

Royston’s Got Talent

Sat 26th Oct King James Academy, SG8 7JH Live Heat under 16s: 10-2pm Live Heat over 16s: 2-7pm Live Final: 7pm

Melbourn Ghost Walk

Sat 26th Oct, 5-10pm Melbourn Community Hub, SG8 6DZ Join Melbourn Amateur Dramatics Society for a spooky evening! Tickets available from Melbourn Hub or call 07513 457 845. £10 each and includes supper.

Quiz Night

Sat 26th Oct, 7pm Fowlmere Village Hall, Royston SG8 7RY A quiz night fundraising for HomeStart Royston. £13.50 per person, to include your ploughman’s supper For tickets call 01763 262262 or



Junior Heroes Holiday Club

Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov, 9.4512.30pm Methodist Church, Royston SG8 7AU Come along to Junior Heroes Holiday Club, for games, crafts, stories and songs, ideal for children ages 4-11! Free admission, for more information call Richard Elcock 01763 208381 or Gill Grainger 01763 242682

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Recruitment Open Day

Tue 29th Oct, 4-8pm Sartorius Stedim TAP, Royston SG8 5WY Come and visit the Sartorius site to find out about the exciting permanent and temporary opportunities available. To book your place at the Open Day, please email:

A brief history of Handley Page and Radlett Aerodrome Tue 29th Oct, 7pm Barkway Village Hall, Barkway, SG8 8BS Nuthampstead Airfield Museum presents A brief history of Handley Page and Radlett Aerodrome, a return presentation by Chris ScivyerThe Handley Page Historian. 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start. £7.50 suggested donation which includes light snacks. For more idetails visit www.nuthampsteadairfieldmuseum. com

DNA? Join Adam Rutherford (BBC Radio 4 Inside Science) as he probes this subject with his panel of guests. Recommended for ages 14+, advanced booking essential. For Information and tickets visit:

Ghost in a Jar

Thu 31st Oct, 10.30-12.30pm, 1.30-3.30pm Saffron Walden Museum, CB10 1BN Drop-in activity, each session lasts 30 minutes. £1.50 per child, standard admission charges also apply. For more details call 01799 510333 or email

Light Party

Thu 31st Oct, 5.30-7pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT A fun party for ages 4 to 11 (and their families); games, craft, disco, food. “No Tricks but lots of Treats!” All free of charge. Organised by Churches Together in Royston and District.

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“Conserving the World’s Swallowtails” with Jonathan Baynes Tue 29th Oct, 7.30pm Royston Town Hall, Royston, SG8 7DA A talk about the conservation of the world’s swallowtails by Jonathan Baynes from the Cambridgeshire Beekeepers Association

Spooky Forest Mobile

Wed 30th Oct, 10.30-12.30pm, 1.30-3.30pm Saffron Waldon Museum, CB10 1BN Drop-in activity, each session lasts 30 minutes. £1.50 per child, standard admission charges also apply. For more information call 01799 510333 or email

TALK-Rewriting Human Evolution

Wed 30th Oct, 7-8.30pm Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, CB10 1RQ Understanding genes, ancestry and family trees: how do we talk about the history of our species, our ancestors, our families and our

psst... Ashwell Fireworks Ashwell School PTA presents Fireworks Display Saturday 2nd November at Ashwell Tennis club. Gates open at 5pm, fireworks 6.30pm BBQ, bar & Stalls. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Ashwell school office, Ashwell Chemist & Rhubarb & Mustard or on the gate on the night.

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Chunky Chocolate and Orange Cookies

Hello my fellow foodies...

And welcome to October’s bright and shiny edition of The Listing. This month I would like to share with you possibly the quickest recipe for chocolate chip cookies ever! These cookies are the soft and slightly “gooey” type style bordering on a brownie like texture... just the thing to go with a cup of tea on a cold, damp, autumnal afternoon, or to share around at Halloween! Chunky Chocolate and Orange Cookies Makes approximately 12 cookies > 150g butter (I like to use the salted variety) > 60g soft brown sugar > 100g granulated white sugar > Seeds scraped from 1/2 a vanilla pod > Finely grated zest of one orange > 1 egg from a happy and healthy free running hen > 220g plain white flour > 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda > 225g orange flavoured chocolate - this time I used milk chocolate but usually I like the richer darker taste of plain chocolate - the higher the cocoa solids percentage the better for me! > Pop the oven on to pre heat at 180° Let’s begin by creaming the butter and both sugars until the mixture looks lighter in colour and takes on a creamier texture. Next stir in the vanilla seeds, orange zest and then gradually add the beaten egg making sure you beat the mixture well to incorporate all the egg between each addition or you may well have a curdled mix to deal with. Next, stir in the sifted flour and bicarbonate of soda and finally stir in the chunks of chocolate. As you can see from the picture I have used large chunks but

it is up to you how large or small your chunks are, some may even prefer the uniformity of chocolate chips, the choice, as always dear reader, is up to you! Now all that remains to do is to spoon the mixture directly onto a greased baking sheet. I used an ice-cream scoop to ensure all my cookies were the same size and I left the mixture in a little “heap” allowing plenty of space between the mounds as they do spread as they cook. Next, pop the trays into the pre heated oven and cook for approximately 10 minutes, but keep an eye on them as they can burn very quickly. Once they are cooked, firm and golden brown in colour, remove from the oven but let them cool for a few minutes before moving them to a cool rack to cool completely. Now all that remains to do is to pop the kettle on, invite a friend over and enjoy a cookie, or two, in good company! Until next time dear reader...

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Home-Start Matters

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We hope you can join us for the perfect opportunity to hear about the difference we are making to families in our local community.

Thursday 17th October, 1-2pm, The Old Bull Inn, Royston, 56 High Street, Royston, SG8 9AW

Annual General Meeting

Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting from 7.30pm.

Quiz Night

Tuesday 22nd October at 8pm, Melbourn We’re hosting an excellent fundraiser quiz Community Hub, 30 High Street, SG8 6DZ night at Fowlmere Village Hall. What’s (Parking available in car park opposite) more, we’ll have a fully stocked, licensed For for information about what we do, visit bar for you to enjoy as well as a raffle. or call 01763 262262 or Tickets are £13.50 per person, including a email ploughman’s supper.

This coming month we have three exciting events for Home Start. Literary Lunch

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My Local Life lee jauncey Lee Martin Jauncey is founder of LMJ Plumbing, a heating and plumbing business based in Litlington, where he has lived for the past nine years. The Listing caught up with Lee to ask him some questions and find out more about the person behind the business. Tell us about your work. I worked with my father for many years as part of his building and plumbing business, and when he decided to retire I went on my own and formed LMJ Plumbing. What do you love about your work? I enjoy my job as I get to meet people from all walks of life. What’s your favourite local place to eat? When going out to eat we like to visit Yuva as you can always rely on the food being good. We also like to visit country pubs that have a nice garden when the weather is good. What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday? At the weekends my favourite pastime is to take our caravan and visit different places in the South East. What are you looking forward to most this month? One good thing about October is that I should be able to put the mower away for the winter as I have spent a lot of my time mowing paddocks for our ponies (although I am not looking forward to the winter mud!) What is your proudest moment? One of my proudest moments was when my granddaughter was born and she’s a joy.

What is your favourite film? My favourite film at the moment is Bohemian Rhapsody as I am a life long fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen and it was good to see how they began. But give me a good Bond movie any day. What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt? The most valuable life lesson I have learnt is “Happy wife, easy life!” How do you relax? To unwind at the end of the week I look forward to sitting in my garden with a nice bottle of red wine. What inspirational quote sums you up? I like to think honesty is the best policy.

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black history month - roger britten In 1856, the Royston Institute hosted a grand exhibition showcasing novelties and the latest technological advances. A reporter noted that one such novelty was ‘an intelligent looking African... printing off copies of a handbill.’ Roger Britten had been born in the British colony of Demerara (now Guyana) 16 years earlier. His was the first generation born into freedom and, when he was just 5 years old, a non-conformist minister Reverend William Garland Barrett arrived. He believed a Christian education was vital to the advancement of the children of ex-slaves but his mission was cut short when he fell seriously ill. He returned to England in 1848, taking Roger with him as his adopted son.

Soon after Reverend Barret’s death, Roger adopted the middle name Mark. He married Royston girl Fanny Clarke, a white, Anglican 24-year-old dressmaker. Unfortunately, by age 43, Roger was unwell. He had contracted bronchopneumonia and died at his home on 1st June 1883. Unusually, the Royston Crow ran a lengthy obituary. ‘Many will remember the little black boy... who...through his good temper and amiability, won the affections of those around him wherever he went.’

As part of Black History Month find out more about Roger Britten at Royston Museum on 2pm on Saturday 5th October (with special guests, King James Academy Royston’s The family settled in Upper King Street, Boys Choir who will be performing a song Royston, where Barrett took up the pastorship they have written about Roger Britten). of John Street Congregational Chapel. When You will also be able to see Stacey Leigh’s the family moved away, they passed 15 painting, which interprets his life, and year old Roger to the care of John Warren, a see the printing press Roger operated. printer. Warren had big plans which included More details on his life can be found at the launch of a monthly free newspaper (the Royston Crow), a venture that needed This project has been supported by apprentices to support it. Roger learned Creative Royston. quickly and soon took up a job in London.


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Materials For A Purpose... Garden Building by Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott This month I want to investigate garden buildings and how to use them in the garden. The garden is a great place of refuge from our busy lives, somewhere to relax in peace and quiet or simply enjoy spending time with friends and family. Garden buildings can be a good way of making space that helps us with this down time. Sheds are an integral part of the garden and on a basic level are storage facilities for the garden stuff we don’t want on show. I have lost count of the number of garden sheds I have seen rammed full of stuff. For a functional shed it is often better to conceal them out of the main sight line. This can be done with climber clad trellis or well positioned larger shrubs. For a serious gardener, the shed is a key component of tending the garden and raising plants; with tools standing to attention and a potting table for raising plants, perhaps close to a green house. The position then needs careful thought to make the most of the growing area in relation to sun light and prevailing wind. Garden offices are a very popular way of increasing useable work space into the garden. It is important to position them well in the design of your outdoor space. The subtle feeling of leaving the family space and journeying to the work space can often be represented by a path from the house up the garden. The transition from one area in a design to the next is a good way to make sense of space especially if the garden is larger. I like to design gardens that reveal themselves so why not have the office space nestled in transparent planting with stimulating views. We all crave an inspiring view to stimulate our brains. Having a relaxing space to work allows for greater productivity. Gyms and games rooms are a good way to exercise and socialise at home in the garden. We recently designed a garden with a pretty cedar clad gym positioned overlooking the garden. The building was anchored into the space with planting and provided a work out space for the whole family. It looked good from the house too, with a path leading through planting. Gardens can look very disjointed if components such as buildings feel like they have been helicoptered in without any thought

for their relationship with the rest of the space. Summerhouses provide a traditional feeling of a space to sit, relax and entertain; perhaps with a veranda and fairy lights. Again, it always comes back to designing space carefully. If the garden building is decorative then it needs to be positioned carefully in the design. Views back from your garden building need to be given a thought too. We often fix on the view from the house but we forget that the views back across the garden are just as important. Playhouses are a great way to engage children with the outdoors and stimulate their imagination. Having somewhere to role-play with friends and having picnics develops their social awareness and interpersonal skills too. Learning through play without the influence of screens is a key component of early years teaching. Just look at the explosion of forest school activities being offered now days. I grew up playing in the garden, climbing trees and role playing in a tree house with my brother and I loved it. Think back to your best childhood memories and see how many of them were outside!


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News from the conservators Conservation Work

During September, the Conservators met on the Heath to plan our winter work. Problems with dogs and vandalism at the eastern end of the site has made grazing very difficult. As a result, scrub and saplings are encroaching. Some areas will be cut over the winter - it may appear dramatic at first, but if this work is not done the scrub will encroach on the open grassland and the species for which the site is recognised will slowly be lost.


With autumn comes the likelihood that some paths will become muddy and slippery. Please try and avoid damage and erosion to the site by making use of alternative routes. Height Barriers

Please be aware that the 2m height limit height barriers have been reinstated in the main car park. We are looking into other In some areas, work has to be done by hand. solutions for the longer-term. It is slow and laborious but tools like the Tree Cycling Popper really help. At the moment, we only have one. These effective bits of kit cost £300 Please remember, cycling is not permitted anywhere on Therfield Heath. each and will allow us, with the help of our volunteers, to lift single stem bushes without If you are interested in volunteering on much ground disturbance and to remove Therfield Heath, please contact Cynthia. them without using chemicals. We will be www. meeting The Friends of Therfield Heath to ask for help to purchase three Tree Poppers to facilitate the maintenance of the site going Enquiries maybe directed to clerk@ forwards.

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Do come along to our Early Christmas Fair and show your I can’t thank them enough for all their hard support. work. Over the past two years they have raised an amazing £46,700 for a replacement There are over 30 Emergency Response Vehicle which has just stalls selling been ordered. We have trained Emergency quality goods. Fanhams Hall is a lovely venue Response volunteers on call 24/7 365 days a to meet with friends and family. Enjoy a coffee, year ready to respond to any emergencies. These could be house fires, floods, accidents or a light lunch. In addition, we will have an etc.“We shall never forget the comfort of being Emergency Response Vehicle for you to view for yourselves. taken into your van for tea and reassurance after having stood out in the cold watching our Tuesday 22nd October at 10am-3pm, home burn down” one person said. Fanhams Hall, Ware, SG12 7PZ. The vehicle is equipped with clean clothes, food, even pet food and soft toys for children. Tickets are £5 on the door or £3.50 after Guidance and advice is provided for what the 1pm or pre-booked online at next steps are.

The British Red Cross Hertfordshire have a fabulous committee of volunteers who run several events throughout the year raising funds to support local services. This year the Committee are raising funds for Pop Up spokes. A new service that will enable Please email Cathy Curtis for any queries the public to access mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, more easily. These will appear in For more information on the British Red supermarkets.

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Hockey was first played on Therfield Heath in 1957 and although Royston Hockey club currently play home games in Cambridge we have moved our clubhouse base to Royston Golf club and continue to thrive with five senior teams. Three Men’s and two Ladies teams play competitive Hockey in the East Leagues. The big plan is still to build or play on a suitable Astroturf surface in Royston. After the huge fright in 2012 when the MOD announced the closure of Bassingbourn Barracks the senior teams have played at St. Edmund’s College near Puckeridge, St. Ernulf School in St. Neots some 19 miles away and, for the last four years, St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. Maybe there is another Saint out there who can help us build in Royston!

be playing against other clubs at all age groups to keep the momentum going as we continue our focus on youth development. It was only in 2014 after the 2012 Olympic success that as a club we decided to expand and focus on Junior Development yet we still look to recruit new players from both senior and junior levels. We started discussions with parents and helpers to run a separate junior committee and it is now a self financed club within Royston Hockey Club and is a credit to the managing team. We have a great team behind the scenes who work tirelessly to keep us going and moving forward. They know who they are and I thank them, it makes my life easy due to their commitment.

Junior Hockey currently runs on Sundays at the times below: 10-11am - U8s (Year 2/3) and U10 Girls (Year 4/5) With a thriving and growing junior section of 150, 11-12noon - U10 Boys (Year 4/5) and U12s (Year and over 75 adult players coupled with active 6/7) 12noon -1pm - U14s ( Year 8/9) and U16s Vice Presidents and Supporters we have nearly (Year 10/11) 300 members. We now need more space for our For information about Royston Hockey Club, junior section who train over three sessions on contact Colin Smith on 07803 854923 or email: Sunday mornings at Meridian School and our or visit coach has done a fantastic job keeping them motivated and involved. This coming season started on September 15th and the juniors will

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Looking after you Don’t forget to Breathe… This can seem like a silly statement at first, of course you wouldn’t forget. It’s one of the main components of being alive, right? But really and truly how often do you breathe properly? In yoga classes we really focus on feeling that connection to your inhalations and exhalations, however, you don’t need to be on a yoga mat to enhance your breathing practice. I say practice because at first when you begin to truly feel your breath it can feel awkward and unnatural but controlling your breath patterns can give you unlimiting benefits. Boosting your energy, relieving symptoms or stress, tension and anxiety, enhanced immunity giving us clearer and calmer thinking are all but a few powerful reasons to give this simple task a try. Here are a couple of breathing techniques to help you begin. Box Breathing: Sit comfortably and gently close your eyes. Allow your breath to firstly be natural and once settled begin to draw a box within your mind. As you draw the left side of the box you inhale. To draw the top of the box you hold the breath.

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Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 01763 246458 01462 742684 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 877558 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 01763 245571 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion Churches Together in Royston & Dis. 01763 244560 Fowlmere United Reformed Church 01763 208767 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Guilden Morden Congregational Church 01763 852869 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Guilden Morden Parish Church 01763 853217 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Litlington Congregational Church 01763 853427 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Melbourn Baptist Church 01763 261650 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 Melbourn Parish Church 01763 220626 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Melbourn United Reformed Church 01223 870869 01763 268605 Meldreth Parish Church 01763 220626 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 853073 Open House Project 01763 246799 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 235100 Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth 01763 262440 Tannery Drift First School 01763 242003 Royston Catholic Church 01763 243117 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 245484 Royston Evangelical Church 07999 538961 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01223 839546 Royston Ignite Community Church 01763 852118 Thriplow Village Hall Royston Methodist Church 01763 243849 Whaddon Village Hall Royston Parish Church 01763 246371 HEALTH Royston Spiritualist Church 01223 503345 NHS Telephone Advice Service 111 St Mary’s Church, Ashwell 01462 743922 LIBRARY Therfield Chapel 01763 287220 Royston Library 0300 123 4049 Therfield Parish Church 01763 287549 Thriplow Parish Church 01763 209160 MPs 01954 212707 Trinity Life Church 01763 230350 Heidi Allen MP for S Cambs 01462 486074 United Benefice of Barkway, Reed 01763 848756 Sir Oliver Heald QC MP for NE Herts NHS DENTISTS and Buckland with Barley Ashwell Dental 01462 742353 COUNCILS 01763 262034 Cambridgeshire County Council 03450 455 200 Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre 01763 246677 01763 244805 Hertfordshire County Council 03001 234040 Royston Dental Suite OPTICIANS North Herts District Council 01462 474000 J Oliver Radley 01763 273300 Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC

Royston Town Council South Cambridgeshire District Council


Ashwell Surgery Barley Practice Bassingbourn Surgery Market Hill Surgery, Royston Orchard Surgery, Melbourn Roysia Surgery, Royston The Health Centre, Royston

01763 245484 POLICE Non emergency number 03450 450 500 ROYSTON TOWN CENTRE Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell 01462 417377 SCHOOLS 01763 848244 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 290555 Freman College 01763 848244 01763 260220 Melbourn Village College 01763 243166 Kings James Academy - Greneway 01763 242981 Kings James Academy - Meridian


Abington Pigotts Village Hall Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Ashwell Village Hall 07805 216869 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 848992 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 07484 106292 Greneway School, Royston 01763 243650 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 662904 Guilden Morden VH Litlington Recreation Centre 07885 774775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 688714 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Melbourn Community Hall


National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)

01763 245484 01763 878242 01763 242344 01763 271818 01763 223400 01763 243650 01763 242236

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

0300 123 4051

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INDEX Accounting Services

Garden Centre

Our Advertisers

Berry Accounting & Business Services Ltd 42 Coulman Scott Accountants 42 Fourways Chartered Accountants 41 The Wright Accounts Services Ltd 41

Leaf & Lawn

Aerial & Satellite Services

Health Therapist & Wellbeing

Ace Aerials


Jane Harvey Artist

43 9


Hadham Brewery Ltd


Building & Construction Services C P Building Services 43


Davey’s Butchers


HL Ground & Garden Maintenance 44

Amber Health Royston Complementary Health Sanet Foot Care Sharon Lunn Colon Hydrotherapy

44 36 39 37 35

Heating Services

Steve Brown Plumbing & Heating 44

Home Furnishings

21 9 36

Home Improvements & Handyman Services

25 5 9 3

British Window & General Cleaning Co 26

A V Handyman Handylamb Handyman Dave Knight Handyman Services S Borley & Son

44 43 43 43 43

Clock and Watch Specialists

Spires House Clearance


Carpentry & Joinery Iain Wilson


Cleaning Services

Brian Bulley


Richmonds Coaches


Computer Services


Decorating Services

Decorating & Restorations Service 43


Ashwell Dental



Melbourn Village College St Mary’s School Therfield First School Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd Bury Lane Farm Shop


Bonfitness Pilates Gymbo’s Zanna Newton Pilates


A J Furniture



H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers

The PC Doctor

Farm Shop

Insurance Services Penguin Insurance

Coach Hire


House Clearance

6 5 10 32 27

Kendall Install Trademark Kitchens


44 14

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

D & J Garage Services

Office Space

Bury Farm- Nuthampstead J Oliver Radley Opticians Pest Right Ltd

DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

35 36 37

Local Event

Melbourn Primary School Fireworks Royston Pirate Trail

44 27

Plumbing & Heating Services

H20 28 Public House/Restaurant/ Takeaway Ashiana Spice 21 Royston Tandoori 16 The Belle Restaurant & Bar 17 The Three Tuns Guilden Morden 13


Cornichon 6 Pet Stay 40 Support Worker 6 The Automation Partnership Ltd 2

Self Storage

Royston Self Storage


Tiling Services

Simon’s Tiling Services


Tree Services

Shelford Tree Surgery Shire Trees Limited

30 27

Venue Hire


The Walkers Partnership



Landscaping Services

Legal Services


Pest Controllers

Royston Town Football Club

28 32 28 26 28 25 24

22 22

Loft Access & Storage Solutions East Anglian Loft Ladders Ltd 34



Veterinary Practices

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


Alexander Green Office Interiors 41

Royston Plumbing & Heating 27 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 25




Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd 48

Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

Motor Services Office Interiors

Gardening Services

New Dawn Blinds Borders & Bows Homemade @ The Barn Linda Turner Interios

Care Homes

Melbourn Springs – Barchester Healthcare St Georges Nursing Home


Royston Veterinary Centre

15 40

Chanting Stork Yoga Jane Edwards

37 35

Window Cleaning Services GBs Cleaning Services


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