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SG8 Villages PLUS Ashwell December 2019 Issue 172

inside... hidden royston christmas quiz Christmas Carols & Markets Pantos, Plays & Performances & much more... Winning cover image by Harley Krypczyk

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January Booking Deadline Monday 9th December

We begin by congratulating 7-year old Sofia Snowdon and 6-year old Harley Krypczyk for their winning Christmas cover images for our December magazines. The Listing judges were particularly impressed with Harley’s bright, bold and Christmassy image. Sofia’s winning drawing graces the cover of our sister title, The Listing Royston, we enjoyed her Christmas scene and of course, the Royston Crow which tops the Christmas Tree! This is the first time we’ve held our Design a Cover competition and we’ve been overwhelmed with the standard of the entries well done and thank you to all of our entrants, please do come back again next year. Our December issues are packed full of all things Christmas: concerts, carol services and markets, all taking place in and around Royston. We conclude our Hidden Royston series with a Christmas Quiz on page 11. We would like to extend a big thank you to Chris Lee for his sterling work in uncovering the hidden stories in our town - do take the quiz for your chance to win four tickets to Royston Picture Palace.

Finally, we would like to wish all our readers, advertisers and contributors a very Merry Christmas

The Listing Team

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In This Issue ...

Spotlight On - Army Cadet Force Hidden Royston



My Local Life - Yolande Gautrey


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Looking After You

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Hidden Royston Christmas Quiz

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RS • WHAT’S ON • 01763 248447 • This Month’s Contributors: Richard Arnott, Julian Berry, Tallulah Le Fey, Kim Fletcher, Chris Lee, Royston Museum, David Waters Photographer: Clive Porter Published by: Townhouse Publishing Ltd Cover Photo: Harley Krypczyk 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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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:

Foxton Men’s Breakfast

Foxton Men’s Breakfast is a small village group that meets at Foxton Village Hall usually on the third Saturday of the month with about 20 to 30 covers. An outreach of the Anglican Four Churches benefice and Methodist Church in South Cambridgeshire, it is non-profit and donates to the agreed charity of the Speaker’s choice. We do not pay a speaker’s fee or expenses, however, we can promise a very good, freshly cooked English breakfast or a light Continental style one with as much tea, coffee and fruit juice as you can drink! Advice, friendship, good company, education, discussions and wholesome banter are also on the menu. Attendees usually make a donation of about £7 to cover costs and a gift to the speakers charity. All are welcome, ladies as well. We are always looking for new speakers. If you have a subject that may be of interest and a particular charity to support then please get in touch.

Contact Mark Howard on 01223 503377 Contact Tony Garrick on 07743 968530 Email:

Roysia Women’s Club

We had three very entertaining speakers during November. Catherine Walker came to tell us about Hertford Museum which was founded by the Andrews brothers in 1903 to house their huge diverse collection. They later gifted the museum to the town of Hertford. Geoff Hales recalled ‘Letters Home – the Story of Gertrude Bell’ an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator and archaeologist during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. And Mel Rees made a return visit to amuse us with his ‘Christmas Tale – or Two’, a light hearted look at life with a seasonal flavour. Our two meetings in December will be our social when we draw the raffle for our wonderful Christmas Hampers and our Christmas Lunch at the Heath Sports Club, our festive way to end a lovely year of fun and friendship. For more details about our club please contact Wendy Pearce on 01763 231381

Royston u3A Royston U3A’s membership has soared past the 500 mark - making the group a real record breaker. Chairman Jackie Gellert said: “Numbers are growing all the time, we have more than 30 interest groups and it’s impressive that this has been achieved in four and a half years. What makes U3A unique is that the groups are run by members who share their expertise and enthusiasm and I’d like to thank them and all our members for their whole-hearted support.” Magician Ian Keable, speaker at a packed October meeting, revealed that Charles Dickens is renowned as a literary genius, but few know he was also an amateur conjurer. Ian recreated some of Dickens’ tricks and mystified us performing the leaping card wonder and pyramid box wonder. There will be no monthly meeting in December and the next meeting will be on January 28th with a talk by Mike Levy on the life of W S Gilbert. Meetings start at 2pm in the Town Hall.

For more information visit: or email Jackie Gellert:

R&D Local History Society Our November Lecture was Seven Deadly Sins (and a few Virtues) by Dr. Lynne Boughton, when a packed audience were enthralled by her pictures of carvings and statues from Churches near and far, shown on the screen with stories to accompany them.

The worst is considered Pride. Sin is something that you may do once or twice, but Pride endures. Seven is an important number. As well as there being seven sins, there are also seven virtues, seven corporal words of mercy and seven sacraments. However, we have five senses and Lynne finished by saying: “Keep well 10 and flee from 7. Spend well 5 and come to heaven. Of course, 10 relates to the Ten Commandments. Our next meeting will be on 5th December entitled, “Live Forever! The Mystery and Magic of Egyptian Hieroglyphics.” Held in the Royston Town Hall at 8pm, everyone welcome. For more information, call David Allard on 01763 242677 Royston Town Hall, Royston, SG8 7DA

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Spotlight On... Army Cadets Force

The Army Cadet Force (ACF) has nearly 40,000 cadets in more than 1,600 detachments all over the country and is one of the biggest and best clubs around. When it comes to fun, friendship, action and adventure, it’s hard to find anything that beats the Army Cadets. Become an Army Cadet and you’ll be spending your spare time taking part in adventurous activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, archery and abseiling. There will also be plenty of chance to play all your favorite sports because the ACF has competitions for both boys and girls at county, regional and national level. OK, so you might end up a little wet and muddy, but wouldn’t you rather be having the time of your life with some great new mates, instead of just sitting in front of a TV or computer alone in your room? Becoming an Army Cadet has heaps of benefits. The most obvious being that you get to take part in loads of exciting and challenging activities such as fieldcraft, adventure training, first aid, music, sports and shooting, to name but a few. When you join as a cadet you will make lots of new friends and get the opportunity to go on annual camp where you will meet cadets from other detachments in your county. You may even get to go on expeditions to amazing places in the UK and sometimes even abroad. The Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) training syllabus will teach you leadership skills, discipline and give you self-confidence you never thought possible. You will learn a wide range of transferable skills such as: the ability

YArn Bombing To Hit Barley in December

Last year, if you were walking or driving around Barley during December you may have been surprised to see that the six post boxes in the village had been yarn bombed with a Christmas theme. This year the yarn bombers are also going further afield to include the post boxes in Barkway and Great Chishill. The Barley Knitting group who meet on the second and fourth Wednesday evening each month in the Chequers pub in Barley, wanted to use their knitting skills to help others. They have

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to command tasks; make decisions under pressure; plan and organise tasks and work as an effective team player as well as independently. These skills will equip you for life and add an extra string to your bow at times when competition for college places and employment is fierce. Through your cadet training you can also gain valuable qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, BTEC First Diploma in Public Services or Music or the ILM Certificate in Team Leading. Joining the Army Cadets will give you access to a wide range of exciting activities. From adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling to militarythemed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, you’ll get the chance to discover lots of new experiences. All of the opportunities on offer will help you to develop new skills, build confidence and most importantly, have fun. Royston ACF will be hosting their next Open evening on Wednesday 15th January 2020 18:30 to 21:30. Don’t miss out on your chance to join us as spaces are filling up fast.

For more information and to register your interest, check out our website

set up a Just giving page to raise funds for a local charity. So if the Yarn bombed post boxes make you smile or even laugh out loud please donate via the Just Giving page Visit Barley on Saturday 7th December to view our festive post boxes and visit our stall at Barley Christmas Market to boost the charities outreach. | 01763 248447 1912 Villages Magazine.indd 7

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Hidden Royston

So it was that one night in October we (I visited with Johnson Matthey After Dark a photographer) Security at the Johnson Matthey site on the were given a Orchard Road Industrial Estate in Royston two-hour guided is like Fort Knox. The comparison is not as tour around the ridiculous as it sounds; when I first arrived catalyst manufacturing division, where the in Royston more than two decades ago, now very-valuable metal palladium plays an legend had it there was more gold at Johnson important part. As a reasonably streetwise Matthey than in the Bank of England. and sceptical observer, I was impressed by what I saw and heard from both workers 25 years on, the gold has gone but high on the shop-floor and management. I left security remains. The airport-style scanning with an image of a company that’s achieved is as much about protecting intellectual its world-leading reputation for quality property (phones, cameras and recorders and reliability by growing a values-based are banned) as guarding the precious metals business from within, but with essential that have made Johnson Matthey’s name regard to changing demand in the external worldwide. market, associated with ever-tighter environmental regulation. A business with such tight security and the associated level of secrecy is bound to fuel For the story behind those closed doors on speculation about what actually goes on Orchard Road and more stories from Chris behind the closed doors. For my final article Lee, visit in the ‘Hidden Royston’ series, I wanted to dig deeper than the website information and Written by Chris Lee the latest annual report by visiting the factory. Photo by David Waters



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Anna Pye Open Studio

Snippets From Our Family Tree This month’s fabulous photo is of a wedding on Christmas Day 1917.

It is the wedding of my paternal Grandfather and Grandmother and was taken in the back garden of the groom’s father’s house in Paddington, West London. This was the house they were to spend much of their married life, and where their children were born, and indeed where their son Alan (my father) was also to start his married life.

(presumably on leave) but who are they…and are they related to the bride or the groom?

Artist, printmaker and tutor Anna Pye is opening her studio for Christmas on the 7th & 8th December.

There are also six children present, but we have no clear idea of who they are.

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We have asked the eldest members of our family, with some success, but a simple list would have been so informative and interesting.

7th and 8th December, 10am - 4pm, The Walnut House, 3 Station Road, Steeple Morden, SG8 0NN. For more information visit:

It brings home my recommendation that you should always write on the back of photographs (lightly in pencil if possible) to explain who is in the picture.

To find out exactly what we have discovered, and our latest connection with one of the descendants of this group visit The Listing website at

We can see that some of the men are in military uniform

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Hidden Royston Christmas Quiz!



WIN 4 tickets to Royston Picture Palace Have you been following the ‘Hidden Royston’ series in the Listing magazine and website throughout 2019? Over the course of the year, our contributor Chris Lee has visited Banyers House, Royston Picture Palace, Royston Fire Station and much more, to uncover hidden gems of information that we just would not know about without his research. Take the Hidden Royston Quiz for your chance to win four tickets to Royston Picture Palace. You can read the full Hidden Royston series on The Listing website at HiddenRoyston1 1) How many CCTV cameras in Royston are controlled by the Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership? 11 21 31 2) What’s the full name of the Manager of Timpson repairs in the High Street?

Stuart Mole

Sir John Timpson

John F. Smith

3) In what year did Royston Freecycle start? 2001



4) What was the last film to be shown at the Priory Cinema before it closed? Coyote Ugly

Stuart Little

The Art of War

5) What item near the Tesco roundabout has Grade II listing by Historic England?



Bus Stop

6) How many years has Ray Constant been based at Royston Fire Station? 3 4 5 7) How many pubs were in Royston in 1900?




8) When did Joseph Beldam die at the Banyers?




9) Why did Royston have two police stations in the late 1800s? First was too small

Lots of crime

It straddled two counties

Take the quiz online or post your entry to The Listing, 2 John Street, Royston, SG8 9BE by 9th December. All correct entries received will be put in a hat with a chance to win Royston Picture Palace tickets.

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Fowlmere Fundraising Friends of St Mary (FoSM) 2020 Fowlmere Wildlife Calendar. £8.00 each. For sale at Fowlmere Farmers’ Market, Thriplow Shop, Fowlmere Engineering, The Chequers Fowlmere and St Mary’s CofE Church Fowlmere. Your season’s greetings cards delivered by hand to friends and family in Fowlmere village. Last post 20th December. Stamps (25p) on sale and collection post boxes located at Fowlmere Engineering, Fowlmere United Reform Church, The Chequers Fowlmere and St Mary’s CofE Church Fowlmere For more information email:

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Children can enjoy Santa’s grotto every weekend from 30th November until 22nd December, and don’t miss out on Tea or Breakfast with Santa on 19th & 20th December. Also look out for Late Night Shopping Tuesdays in December, till 8pm. Bury Lane Farm Shop A10 Melbourn By-Pass, SG8 6DF


christmas at bury lane

Welcome to Royston Picture Palace’s December programme. I am delighted to introduce myself as Business Manager for Saffron Screen which, from the beginning of December, assumes the management of RPP. Your cinema has established itself as vital community asset for the town of Royston and we intend to maintain this vision, together with increasing the number of screenings in time and introducing live relays of theatre and music. We look forward to working with the dedicated and wonderful team of volunteers and are honoured to be entrusted with the custodianship of RPP. Highlights this month include Scorsese’s critical triumph The Irishman, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reunited in The Aeronauts and the fabulous 42nd Street, which was recorded live at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Also, a Christmas treat for all the family – Frozen II. So, deep breath, here we go, and I look forward to meeting you over the coming months. And, of course, Merry Christmas. Andrew Jenkins Business Manager, Saffron Screen

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Barley Christmas MArket

The annual Barley Christmas Market is being held on 7th December, so make sure you save some of your Christmas shopping list and make the most of what’s on offer.

This years event was once again over subscribed so it will be chock a block full of wonderful things to buy. We have some fabulous stalls this year, including Meadowsweet Gardens, The Cambridge Sock Company, An Arbonne Independent Consultant, Skylark Designs, Little Bees Wax, J.P. Candles, Village Craft England, Pikku Publishing, NixNox, Jam Packed, LS Fused Glass, Knit Barley, RNLI, Save the Children, Khandel Light, Folly’s Farm, The Scouts Tombola and a number of other artists and crafts people. Plus the Church raffle, Church collectables stall, cake stall and refreshments. Santa will be dropping in to visit the event for a couple of hours, and there will be activities to keep the children busy. We look forward to seeing you there. Saturday 7th December, 11am - 4pm, Barley Town House, Church End, SG8 8JW

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Things I need from LADDS before Christmas,

Downstairs Liqueur & Belgian Chocolates Marzipan Fruits Turkish Delight Chocolate Brazils Picture Frame Walking Stick Penknife Cufflinks

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Yolande Gautrey - Ladds

For this month’s My Local Life, we spoke to Yolande Gautrey from one of the most loved shops in Royston High Street; Ladds. Here’s what she had to say... What’s your name? Yolande Gautrey Where do you live? Bourn How long have you worked at Ladds? I started working in the family business after leaving sixth form. The shop had just been rebuilt, I priced a lot of cards and after shutting down a shop in Cambridge, I helped evolve the upstairs of Ladds into what it is today. What’s your favourite local place to eat? Wood Grill, Queen Adelade, Croydon What’s your favourite local shop? Kisses for something special, Cream for undies. What was the last book you read? I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith What Makes You Happy? I love spending time with family and being at home.

What is your most memorable Royston experience? Working with our lovely, loyal customers. What are you looking forward to the most this December? Christmas Day as it’s a time I get off work to relax and enjoy the festivities. What is the most challenging aspect of your position? Computers - I hate them as I’m more of a practical person. What has been the most valuable life lesson you have learnt? However hard you try, you will never please everyone, so don’t try to. What do you do to relax? Other than watching TV by the fire, socialising with ex young farmer friends and friends made through a car club years ago. 01763 245658

What do you love about your work? I love buying new stock for the shop. I look after the cards and everything upstairs such as cake decorations, stationery and gifts. What is your favourite way to spend Saturday? I rarely get a Saturday off work but Sundays spent with my daughter and sister riding our horses and looking after our many chickens, guinea fowl, quail and walking our exhuberant Terrier.

Psst... CADS January Pantomime CADS are bringing their newest pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, to King James Academy on 24th, 25th & 31st January and 1st February. Tickets are always in high demand so be sure to get yours ASAP!

For more information about CADS and to purchase tickets, visit:

Royston Cave By Candlelight

The annual sell out event is back, and bigger than ever. Experience Royston Cave as you’ve never seen it before. Entry by ticket only. For tickets and more information, visit

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Christmas Muffins

Hello my fellow foodies and welcome to this very festive edition of The Listing. This month I would like to share with you a recipe for Christmas Muffins. They have all the flavours of Christmas cake yet take a fraction of the time to make and if I am honest, they seem to be welcomed at the tea table as soon as earliest hints of Autumn are upon us. Perhaps it’s the promise of all that is to look forward to as we move towards winter. Christmas Muffins You will need a deep muffin tray and 12 large size paper muffin cases, pop the oven on to pre-heat at 220°C 200g plain flour * 50g ground almonds * 1tsp baking powder * 1tsp bicarbonate of soda * 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon * Finely grated zest of one orange * 100g caster sugar * 25g pistachios chopped * 50g toasted flaked almonds * 25g sultanas * 50g dried sour cherries * 50g dried cranberries * 50g dried, chopped apricots* 4 tbsp brandy (optional) 2 eggs from happy, healthy free running hens 100g melted butter 125ml full fat natural yoghurt 1/2 tsp almond extract 120g marzipan 2tbsp icing sugar* Your choice of sprinkles If you are going to use the brandy it should be used to soak the dried fruit overnight. If so, pop all the dried fruit in a bowl and

pour over the brandy, cover with a clean tea towel and allow to soak at room temperature over approximately a 24-hour period - stirring occasionally. If you choose not to use the brandy, begin at the next step. Divide the marzipan into 12 equal sized portions, then roll each portion into a ball and put aside for later. Next, into a large bowl combine all the ingredients marked with a ‘*’. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, then mix in the melted butter, yoghurt and almond extract. Quickly add this to the first bowl and mix the ingredients together until they are all incorporated but take care not to over mix. Now half fill 12 deep muffin paper cases with the mixture and into each lightly press one ball of marzipan then top with the remaining muffin mix and pop into the oven at 220° C for five minutes then turn down the temperature to 180° and cook for a further 15 minutes until risen and golden brown. Allow to cool before removing from the tray. When the muffins are completely cold, pop the icing sugar into a cup or small bowl and add water drop by drop and then stir until you have a consistency that will drizzle and hold its shape. At this point you may choose to add flavour to your icing by adding something such as almond or lemon. Then spoon, pour, splatter (whatever is your preferred method) the icing over the muffins and throw on your chosen sprinkles while the icing is still wet as this will help to stick them in place. All that is left to do now is to enjoy the muffins with good company and glass of mulled wine! Until next time dear reader...

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What’s On...

Meldreth Christmas Tree Festival

Sat 30th Nov & Sun 1st Dec, 11am -5pm Holy Trinity Church, Vicarage Cl, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DY Over 30 trees, all beautifully decorated by local organisations, and often with a theme relevant to their activities. The church will be decorated with lots of greenery, candles and a beautifully created nativity scene. Homemade refreshments

Teatime Praise

Sun 1st Dec, 3.30-4.15pm King James Academy Junior Site, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Church of St John the Baptist’s Christingle presents a short service with make-your-own Christingles, followed by tea, coffee and cakes. Voluntary donations to The Children’s Society.

Christmas Door Decoration Workshop

Fri 6th Dec, 11am-2pm or 7-10pm Foxton Village Hall, Foxton, CB22 6RN Test your creativity and design your own Christmas door decoration in aid of Home Start.Tickets £25, including the framework, foliage and ribbons but please bring your own gloves, secateurs and any special additions you’d like to incorporate into your design.

Leisure Carols by Candlelight

Sat 7th Dec, 3.30pm St Mary Magdalene Church, Caldecote SG7 5LD Carol singing with mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls in the interval. Free and ample parking with disabled access. Tickets cost £10 from carols@ or call Grazyna on 01462 89583

Royston & District Mencap Society AGM

Mon 9th Dec, 7-9pm Heath Social Club, Baldock Road, Royston, SG8 5BG A chance to meet other members and Fri 6th Dec, 8pm Sat 7th Dec & Sun 8th Dec, 2pm speak to Committee members about Sat 7th Dec, 7.30pm any concerns you may have. This will Melbourn Community Hub, 30 High St, also be a bit of a festive occasionMelbourn, SG8 6DZ complete with photo booth-leading up Tickets from Melbourn Hub or Box to Christmas. Membership costs £15 Office at per year,

MADS Presents: Mother Goose Pantomime

JMA Coffee Morning and Bazaar


Wed 11th Dec, 8pm Coombes Community Centre, Sun 1st Dec, 4- 5pm Royston, SG8 5PT. Garden House Hospice Care, A special festive evening of music, Letchworth SG6 1QU mulled wine and mince pies to raise Dedicate a light on the Hospice funds for Home-Start Royston & South Christmas tree to remember a loved Cambridge. Alongside Home-Start’s one. The Lights of Life service is a own choir will be a few special guests Christmas Open Studio special outdoor service consisting who will be singing and playing, as Sat 7th Dec & Sun 8th Dec, of carols and readings, supported well as an exciting raffle. 10am-4pm by members of hospice staff and The Walnut House, Station Rd, Steeple A donation of £5 per ticket is volunteers. asked. To RSVP, please text Linda Morden, Royston SG8 0NN Come and see artist Anna Pye’s open Bruce on 07753 636443 or email events/detail/lights-of-life-letchworth studio with original hand pulled lino and monoprints, cards, refreshments Melbourn Primary School Carols with the Royston and more. Open Morning Roses Mon 2nd Dec, 9.30am Thu 12th Dec, 7.30pm Rudolph’s Christmas Trail Melbourn Primary School, Mortlock St, Sat 7th Dec, 10am-3pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens SG8 6DB Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Fish Hill Square, Royston SG8 9FQ An invitation for prospective parents Community singing of carols and A fun trail around Royston with an of children starting primary school in popular seasonal music, poetry and array of arts and crafts activities and September 2020 to learn about the anecdotes. Seasonal refreshments. a chance to receive a free gift from school. Please contact the school Everyone welcome! Santa! office on 01763 223457 or email Barley Christmas Market to Sat 7th Dec, 11am -4pm Christmas Market book a place. Sat 14th Dec, 8am Barley Town House, Church End, A10 Bouncy Castles Soft Play SG8 8JW Market Hill, Royston SG8 9FQ Tue 3rd Dec, 9.15-11.15am Homemade cakes, mince pies and Crafts, charities, and other interesting Coombes Community Centre, Burns mulled wine along with live festive stalls with simple and wholesome Rd, Royston SG8 5PT music refreshments. Free entry! £5 per child or £13 for a family ticket Royston Winter Crafts Fair Tastes of Christmas for 3. Children under 6 months go Sat 14th Dec, 10am -3pm Sat 7th Dec, 11am -2pm free with a paying child. Snacks, tea Coombes Community Centre, Burns Melbourn URC, Orchard Road, and coffee are available to purchase. Rd, Royston SG8 5PT Melbourn SG8 6BP Come along on the day or call Nessa Local, high quality crafts at reasonable Delicious food and refreshments, on 07732 133007 prices. For more information, visit: crafts and a raffle available! The Mystery & Magic of For more information, visit Egyptian Hieroglyphs’ Acoustic Christmas Thu 5th Dec, 8-9.30pm Christmas Fayre Fundraiser Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Sat 7th Dec, 2-4pm Sat 14th Dec, 7.30pm Nick da Costa will give an illustrated Litlington Village Hall, SG8 0QQ The Coach House Hotel, Newmarket talk at on behalf of Royston & Santa’s Grotto, refreshments, picture Rd, Melbourn, Royston SG8 7PN District Local History Society. Visitors hunt, children’s activity table, tombola A terrific night of acoustic music welcome, £2. Contact David Allard on and a wide variety of gift stalls. featuring Christian and Jay Thatcher 01763 242677 Admission is free for under 16s and from The Lovehats, Ted Evans, Nick 50p for adults. For more information, Wood and more! Free entry, donation contact Sammy on 07794 236938 The EastFest 2020 fund suggested.

Lights of Life-Letchworth

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Leisure Toy Service

Sun 15th Dec, 10am Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU A festive Church toy service.

Nativity Service

Sun 15th Dec, 10.30am Melbourn Baptist Church, Mortlock Street, Melbourn SG8 6DB Nativity Service led by the children

Rapunzel Pantomime

Sun 15th Dec, 2-4pm Fowlmere Village Hall, Chrishall Rd, Fowlmere, SG8 7RY The professional acting team from The Pantobus perform Rapunzel with a terrific cast who mingle with the audience and put children at ease with their wit and humour. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 for children.

Royston Town Band and Christmas Concert

Sun 15th Dec, 7pm King James Academy, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Festive carols and Christmas favourites from Royston Town Band and Royston Development Band, with hampers to be won too! Tickets in advance from Enfield Electrical and on the door-£10 adults £5 children. Licenced bar; nibbles included in ticket price.

Christmas Messy Church

Tue 17th Dec, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Enjoy creative Christmas crafts, science experiments, a short celebration service and a meal shared

Royston Carol Service

Thu 19th Dec, 4pm King James Academy, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH An energetic carol service led by Revd Heidi Huntley.

Soft Toy Christmas Sleepover

Fri 20th Dec, 4-4.45pm Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Children are invited to bring their soft toy in for a Christmas themed story session. Their toys will have a sleepover in the library and when they collect them the following day we will show them what mischief they have got up to overnight!

Royston Cave by Candlelight Sat 21st Dec, 10am-2pm Royston Cave, Katherine’s Yard, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ Experience Royston Cave as you’ve never seen it before! Entry by ticket only.

Empowering People: Genetic Counselling in Focus

Sat 21st Dec, 1-4pm Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1RQ

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The latest exhibition explores the vital but often little-known work of genetic counsellors. Discover how they work with patients, supporting them to make sense of information about genetic tests and diagnoses that is meaningful for them and their families. You can also meet researchers who work there and visit Open Lab to discover more about the Campus’ history and the cutting-edge research that happens here today. Open to all and free to attend but booking is essential. To book, visit: https://open-saturdays.

Christmas Buzz Holiday Club

Sat 21st Dec, 2-6pm Melbourn Baptist Church, Mortlock Street, Melbourn SG8 6DB A variety of crafts, games and fun for children in Reception-Year 6. £5 per child, ukholidayclub.php

Community Carol Service

Sat 21st Dec, 4pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT A festive community carol service, followed by refreshments.

Opus 17 Christmas Concert

Sat 21st Dec, 6pm King James Academy Royston - Junior Site, Garden Walk, SG8 7JH Get into the Christmas spirit, put your Sunday best on, come along for a sing and perhaps a dance or two to Royston’s very own 17 piece swing band, Opus 17, who will be playing the big sounds from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s! Tickets cost £18 including cold buffet plus pay bar.

Family Carols

Sat 21st Dec, 7.30pm King James Academy, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Royston Choral Society is very excited to be welcoming J50 Brass back to Royston to accompany their Christmas concert. Tickets cost £14, Concessions £10, School students £1,

The Old Bull Inn Silent Disco

Sat 21st Dec, 7.30-11.45pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Another lively silent disco! Tickets £10,

Christmas Carols for Kids

Sun 22nd Dec, 10.30-11.30am St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Melbourn Rd, Royston SG8 7DB Everything about this concert is designed to help children and parents enjoy Christmas music in a relaxed and fun way. Lots of parking, easy access, doors open early so you can settle in and enjoy a drink and biscuit. Plenty of space for children to run around, dance, sing and join in with bells and shakers. Tickets on the

door-£3 per child, adults go free! (£5 for unaccompanied adults).

Carols by Candlelight

Sun 22nd Dec, 6pm Melbourn Baptist Church, Mortlock Street, Melbourn SG8 6DB A family friendly gathering with traditional readings and carols. Everyone welcome.

Christmas Carols

Mon 23rd Dec, 6.30pm The Plough Shepreth, 12 High St, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6PP A festive performance of Christmas carols at a lovely venue.

Christmas Eve Watchnight Service Tue 24th Dec, 11.30 -12.15pm Melbourn URC, Orchard Road, Melbourn SG8 6BP A Christmas Eve Church service.

Christmas Day Service

Wed 25th Dec, 8.30am Melbourn URC, Orchard Road, Melbourn SG8 6BP A Christmas Day Church service.

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day walks Wed 25th Dec & Wed 31st Dec, 1.30pm Therfield Heath, Royston SG8 5BG A social walking group which goes for a leisurely walk, a chat and a brew every Wednesday. We are very welcoming, friendly, positively inclusive and non cliquey. This year with Christmas and New Year falling on a Wednesday you might expect us to not be walking on these days but we will as usual and everyone is invited to join us, the more the merrier. Email or just turn up

Make Lunch

Fri 27th Dec, 12-2pm The Old Bull Inn, 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. Call 07742 927160 or for booking, which is essential.

New Year’s Eve Pop-up Pub Party

Tue 31st Dec, 6.30pm Reed Village Hall, Blacksmith’s Lane, SG8 8AX Drop in for a drink and something to eat and stay as long as you like. With music and dancing, real ale, bubbly, food (succulent slow-roast pork in a bun, and delicious home-made desserts) See in the 2020? and help to save the beautiful 400-year-old Cabinet, the last pub in Reed.

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2019 Royston & District Santa Sleigh Route!

Santa will be out on his rounds again in Royston and the surrounding villages with Royston & District Round Table. Also joining Santa this year will be fundraisers from: 10th Royston Scouts, 1st Orwell Scouts, Royston Lions Club, Young Farmers, Steam at the Hoops, Parkfit Royston, 1st Royston Scouts, Royston Rotary Club, Royston 41 Club and Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire,

You can track Santa using our Santa tracker at and get regular updates on Facebook and at Sat 7th Dec - 4pm Litlington Sun 8th Dec - 4pm Royston Warren Area Mon 9th Dec - 6pm Shepreth Tue 10th Dec - 6pm Barkway Wed 11th Dec - 6pm Royston Grange Estate Thur 12th Dec - 6pm Royston Newmarket Road Fri 13th Dec - 6pm Meldreth

Mon 16th Dec – 6pm Barley / Chishill Tue 17th Dec - 7pm Royston Green Drift Wed 18th Dec – 6.30pm Melbourn South Thur 19th Dec – 6pm Royston Garden Walk Fri 20th Dec – 6pm Royston Coombelands/ Twigdens Sun 22nd Dec – 4pm Royston Orchard Rd/Burns Rd

Sat 14th Dec – 4pm Bassingbourn Sun 15th Dec – 4pm Melbourn North



Chinese Vegetarian Cookery (4 weeks) starts Tues 21st Jan 7-9pm £44 Creative Curries (5 weeks) starts Tues 25th Feb 7-9pm £53 DIY Plumbing Beginners (5 weeks) starts Tues 25th Jan 7-9pm £73 Drawing & Painting Begs/Improvs (10 weeks) starts Fri 17th Jan 1-3pm £106 Drawing & Painting Improvers (10 wks) starts Fri 17th Jan 10-12.30pm £133 Guitar Improvers (10 weeks) starts Tues 21st Jan 7-9pm £106 Italian Language Term 2 (10 weeks) starts Tues 21st Jan 7-9pm £106 Mexican Cookery (4 weeks) starts Tues 28th April 7-9pm £44 Printmaking Sat 25th Jan at Comberton Village College 10am-4pm £45 Silver Jewellery Sat 25th Jan at Comberton Village College 10am-4pm £40 Pottery Improvers (9 weeks) starts Tues 21st Jan 7-9pm £120 Spanish Beginners (10 wks) Term 2 starts Tues 21st Jan 7-9pm £106 Yoga (10 weeks) starts Tues 21st Jan 6.30-7.30pm £53 Yoga (10 weeks) starts Tues 21st Jan 7.45-8.45pm £53 To enrol please contact the Adult Education office 01223 264721 or email Further details available on the website. | 01763 248447 1912 Villages Magazine.indd 21

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Our Town Hall family Christmas Concert is a fixture in the town, but this year it’s undergone a bit of a makeover. A more informal cabaret style setup with nibbles and a licenced bar, and a new venue, King James Academy (senior site) will give the concert a new feel but there will still be the same great music, the same fantastic hampers to win in the raffle and the same red jackets

easy access, doors open early so you can settle in and enjoy a drink and biscuit. There will be plenty of space for children to run around, dance, sing and join in with bells and shakers.

Tickets available on the door - £3 per child, adults go free! (£5 for unaccompanied adults).

Sunday 22nd December, 10.30-11.30am, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Royston, Tickets are available in advance from Enfield SG8 7DB The band will be supporting two stroke Electrical and on the door - £10 for adults related charities this Christmas - Royston and £5 for children and District Speak Out Stroke Club, and the Sunday 15th December, 7pm Start, King Danesbury Early Support Discharge Stroke James Academy (Senior Site), SG8 7JH Team. This year we are also launching a new Have a fantastic Christmas from all at concert for babies and children of all ages. Royston Town Band. Everything about it is designed to help children and parents enjoy Christmas music in a relaxed and fun way. Lots of parking,

The PantoBus Are Back! Oh yes they are!

What better way to start winding down for Christmas than by going to a Pantomime with all your family. Last year the professional acting team from The Pantobus performed Jack and the Beanstalk and had the audience on their feet joining in. This year they will be performing Rapunzel. Rapunzel is the story of a princess with magical hair who is taken away and locked in a tower.

Professional Actors from The Pantobus

The actors are brilliant, they mingle with you on arrival and during the interval. They have an ongoing repertoire of slapstick jokes. Wittily teasing adults and immediately putting children at ease.

Sun 16 5 Dec 2019, 2pm- 4pm

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We are always grateful to everyone who supports the band throughout the year and especially over Christmas.

Xmas Hamper One £59.99

Royston Town Band Christmas Concert Gets A Makeover

Chicken Ballantine £13.50kg


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Stuffed Turkey Crown with Duck & Pheasant Breasts with a cranberry & chestnut stuffing Covered with Streaky Bacon £12.95 per Kg

3-5.5kg 3 Bird Roast

Whole boned Large Duckling filled with sausage meat stuffing, free range Turkey fillets and pheasant breast, We leave the drumsticks on so when re trussed it looks like an oven ready bird. Cooking is highly recommended the day before as letting it set will enable you to carve full slices. Cook for 2 -2.5 hours @ 160 remove foil and baste duck skin until crisp. Cover in tin foil cool then place in fridge overnight. Great stock for your gravy and fat for the roasties once has set in your fridge you can slice with all the layers intact. Approx weight 3-3.5kg

Duck Ballantine £13.95 kg

Norfolk Super Sized Slow grown roasting Chickens 8.5lb-11.5lb £8.90kg

Stuffed Turkey Crown with Duck & Pheasant Breasts with a cranberry & chestnut stuffing Covered with Streaky Bacon 360gm Goose Fa2lb Hand raised Pork Pie 24 Large Luxury Meldreth Pigs in Blankets 500g Award Winning Pork Sausage Meat 1.5kg Cooked Suffolk Gammon Ham 1.5 Kg Rolled Sirloin Beef Roast

4.5-5kg 3 Bird Roast

Xmas Hamper Three £139.99

Covered with Streaky Bacon 360gm Goose Fat 1lb Hand raised pork Pie 12 Luxury large Meldreth Pigs in Blankets 500g Award Winning Pork Sausage Meat 500gm Pack of sliced Gammon Ham

2.5-3kg Turkey Crown

Xmas Hamper One £59.99

4.8-5.5kg range £12.50kg 5.6-6.5 kg range £11.95kg 6.6- 7.5 kg range £10.95kg 7.6- 8.5kg range £10.55kg 8.6kg plus range £9.45kg

Traditional Farm fresh Turkeys

4.8-5.5kg range £13.90kg 5.6-6.5 kg range £12.95kg 6.6- 7.5 kg range £11.95kg 7.6- 8.5kg range £11.25k 8.6 plus rang £9.90kg

Award winning Local Free Range Norfolk Bronze Turkey

Upgrade Deals for hamper four only 7.5-8kg Local Fresh Farmed Turkey + £15.00 6-6.5kg Free Range Bronze Turkey + £25.00 7.5-8kg Free Range Bronze Turkey + £35.00 Change 1lb pork pie to a 2Lb Pork Pie £5.00 Change 12 pigs to 24 Pigs In Blankets £7.00

360gm Goose Fat 1lb Hand raised Pork Pie 12 Luxury large Meldreth Pigs in Blankets 500g Award Winning Pork Sausage Meat 1.5kg Cooked Suffolk Gammon Ham 2kg Topside Beef Joint

5.5-6kg Local Fresh Farmed Turkey

Xmas Hamper 4 £125.00

Covered with Streaky Bacon 360gm Goose Fat 1lb Hand raised pork Pie 24 Luxury large Meldreth Pigs in Blankets 500g Award Winning Pork Sausage Meat 1.5kg Cooked Suffolk Gammon Ham

4.5-5kg Turkey Crown

Xmas Hamper Two £110.00 32 station road Meldreth SG8 6JP Tel 01763 260193

Free Range oven ready Gressingham Geese Are Only £8.90 per kg approx O/R weight 5kg-7.5kg

This is a whole boned free range Turkey with only the Drumsticks not boned. We then bone a free range duckling which has a cranberry and orange stuffing inside along with 4 free range pheasant breasts. The pork Sausage meat and the stuffed duck are then placed between the breast crown of the turkey and trussed to still look an oven ready Turkey. These are not small but generally if we start with a 6kg Turkey the finished boned weight is 6.5-7kg This is the smallest we can do. COOKING is recommended the day before in a deep roasting dish at a temp of 150 gas mark 3 covered in tin foil with an added half cup of stock or water. The duck will slowly cook inside the turkey basting from the inside. Cook for approx. 5-6 hours. Then remove Tin Foil for the last 30 minutes and Keep Basting. You will end up with a fantastic stock, which when set you will be able to skim the fat of and use to crisp your roast potatoes the next day. When you have removed the bird from the oven cover in tin foil to rest, place in fridge overnight. The Cold Ballantine with all inside birds and stuffing’s will set and are much easier to carve in complete slices. Once sliced you can reheat in the gravy made from the stock or simply place on plates and cover with cling film and microwave for succulent moist Turkey Approx weight 5.5-7.5kg

Turkey Ballantine £14.95kg

Chicken Ballantine £13.50kg

Whole Boned Chicken except drumsticks with sausage meat stuffing, ½ boned duckling, pheasant breast, then trussed to look like an oven ready bird. Cooking is the same as Turkey Ballantine but for only 3-3.5 hours. Best to also cook the day before and carve from cold. You then can use the stock for gravy and fat your roasties. Approx weight 4.5-6kg


Looking for a venue? For a party, funeral gathering or meeting?

Venue Hire from only £150

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

Royston Craft Fairs The next Royston Craft fair is Saturday 14th December at Coombes Community Centre from 10am – 3pm. Now in their 6th year, there’s nowhere better to go and buy your presents! 100% pure craft, nothing mass-produced, all made locally! High-quality, original designs all at affordable prices! Plus free parking and tea room!

Royston Cave: Arts Project Artist Marcus Coates is working with Kettle’s Yard to develop a new work inspired by Royston Cave.

Coates’ project will aim to give this historic space a new civic function for 21st century Royston. Responding to the emerging need for radically different approaches to decisionmaking in society, Coates will form a new group of local residents to use Royston Cave as a place to approach problem solving in imaginative ways Look out for question boxes around Royston where you can submit questions for the group to answer, and keep an eye out for a range of exciting upcoming workshops and events. If you are interested in being part of the problem-solving group or if you are part of a local group that has a question that we could help to answer please contact ellen@

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Markets in december

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 7th December, 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 7th December, 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 14th December, 9am - 11.30am, Fowlmere Village Hall Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 21st December,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!

Melbourn AmDram Present Mother Goose Friday 6th December Saturday 7th December Sunday 8th December

8pm 2pm & 7.30pm 2pm

Tickets start at £7, available from Melbourn Hub or call box office on 07513 457845 Meldreth Village Hall, Meldreth, SG8 6LX For more information, visit

Litlington Christmas Fayre

Santa’s Grotto, refreshments, picture hunt, children’s activity table, tombola and a wide variety of gift stalls Admission is free for under-16s and 50p for adults. Saturday 7th December, 2-4pm, Litlington Village Hall, SG8 0QQ. For more information call Sammy on 07794 236938

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The Listing Picks: Christmas Carols Carols by Candleight in Caldecote Tickets are £10, bought via 01462 895830 or Sat 7th Dec, St Marys Magdalene Church, Caldecote, SG7 5LD Carols by Candlelight in Melbourn Family friendly with traditional readings/carols Sun 22nd Dec, Melbourn Baptist Church, Melbourn, SG8 6DB Candle-Lit Carol Service in Royston Family friendly with traditional readings/carols Sun 22nd Dec, Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road, SG8 7AU Carol Service of Nine Carols in Therfield Family friendly with traditional readings/carols Sun 22nd Dec, St Mary’s Church, Therfield, SG8 9QD

Farm Fresh Turkeys

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Leisure ROYSTON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB December League Fixtures Keep an eye on our website for up to date fixtures & updates Tues 3rd Dec 7.45pm KO

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News from Royston market This month’s market trader profile is on Alan Barlow who has been working on the Wednesday market for three years.

His popular pitch provides shoppers with an opportunity to peruse a really wide range of collectables, vintage items and antiques which includes beautiful copper pots and kettles, ceramics, silverware and jewellery. Such an eclectic mix has won Alan a loyal customer base and he will be working on a number of Saturday markets too ahead of Christmas. This very interesting stall certainly offers the market something a little different and is well worth a visit, particularly if you are looking to acquire a special gift for a friend or loved one’

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Opus 17 Swing Band!

The Royston based Opus 17 Swing Band have been promoting big band music both locally and nationally for over 20 years. This December will see the band perform another Christmas Spectacular concert in Royston. On the bill will be a whole host of popular classics, together with seasonal vocals sung by the band. The first set of the programme will feature music from the golden age of big bands together with some contemporary numbers followed by a set sure to get you singing along in the Christmas spirit. As usual, the audience will be treated to a buffet supper prepared by the band’s alto player and chef extraordinaire, Mr Terry Veasey. There will be a licensed bar. Advanced booking is essential as it’s likely to sell out quickly! Tickets cost £18 inc food. For tickets and more information, call Graham Smith on 01223 263171 or email Saturday 21st December, from 6pm, King James Academy (Senior), Royston, SG8 7JH

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Save The Cabinet Pop-Up Pub Party

The Save the Cabinet Action Group presents a New Year’s Eve Pop-up Pub Party at Reed Village Hall on 31st December starting at 6.30pm. As always you can drop in for a drink and something to eat and stay as long as you like. With music and dancing, real ale, bubbly, food (succulent slow-roast pork in a bun, and delicious home-made desserts) – alongside great company – what better way could there be to see in the year 2020? You’ll also be helping the campaign to save the beautiful 400-yearold Cabinet, the last pub in Reed. You can read more about the campaign at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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News from the conservators

Open Meeting

The Conservators will be hosting an Open Meeting at the Town Hall at 7pm on 3rd December. Please do come along to hear our news and to have your say in what happens on Therfield Heath. Professional dog walkers and Outdoor fitness groups

are small incomes from the following clubs: Rugby, Tennis, Archery, Football & Runners. It is worth reminding everyone that without the Golf Club and the sports groups the grass on the sports playing areas and the grass known as fairways between the tees and greens would not be regularly cut and the surface would soon deteriorate. Please be courteous and considerate on site - we all have to share it.

One of the items we will be discussing is the launch in January of our Professional Dog You can contact us by email at Walking and Outdoor Fitness permits. From or visit 1st January, we will expect anyone using the site for a commercial activity such as dog-walking or outdoor fitness groups, to have a permit. Please contact us to make arrangements. Respect between different site users We need to remind all users about respecting each other when using the Heath. The Conservators depend on the income from our three main tenants; the Heath Sports Cafe, John Jenkins Racing and Royston Golf Club. In addition there

Meldreth Christmas Tree Festival

This year there will be over 30 trees, all beautifully decorated by local organisations, often with a theme relevant to their practices. Homemade refreshments will be available along with a craft stall, and a produce stall selling homemade chutneys, jams, jellies etc Sunday 1st December, 11am - 5pm, Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth, SG8 6NT

The Old Bull Inn Silent Disco

Offering two different channels of music, experience the weird and wonderful antics of a silent disco at the Christmas Silent Disco. Tickets are in limited supply and must be bought in advance from Saturday 21st December, 7.30pm, The Old Bull Inn, Royston, SG8 9AW Tickets cost ÂŁ10 | 01763 248447 1912 Villages Magazine.indd 27

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Winter Tips For Your Pets With winter comes considerably colder temperatures and darker evenings, so to keep your pet warm, consider a sweater/coat for them - especially if they are old/elderly or have short hair. If walking your dog in the dark, fit them with a high-vis vest or LED collar to ensure they do not go astray. For cats, consider a reflective collar that can be easily opened if it gets caught somewhere. Moreover, frosted pavements and salt can be irritable for their paws so check them regularly for any cuts/sores. Finally, antifreeze liquid is generally sweet and thus appeals to pets. Unfortunately, it can be very toxic to them so make sure to wipe up any spills right away. Then, alas, Christmas. Try your best to keep your pet away from the tree as they could ingest pieces of decorations - leading to intestinal obstruction or perforation. Also, keep the festive food in a safe place: raisins, chocolate, grapes and sweets containing xylitol can be extremely toxic to cats and dogs and so if ingested, seek veterinary advice right away. Try to be as precise as you can. The vet will ask you the weight of your pet and the amount and type of toxic food ingested (especially chocolate). If the amount of toxic food is risky, then it’s safe to induce vomiting.

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The winter solstice on 22nd December marks the day when the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the sun. The term ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin word ‘solstitium’, meaning ‘Sun standing still’. On this day the Sun seems to stand still at the Tropic of Capricorn. For us living in the Northern hemisphere, that means it’s the shortest day of the year, just 7 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds long. From then onwards, we’ll be seeing more daylight every day until the June Solstice; the longest day of the year. The winter solstice has played a significant role in the lives of many civilisations dating back over 5000 years. Famously, Stonehenge is carefully aligned on a sightline that points to winter solstice sunset and signified the moment when animals would be slaughtered and wine and beer were fermented.

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Think Garden, Think Richard

Time To Reflect... Garden Planning by Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott This month as we prepare for Christmas and a well-earned rest with family and friends. It is a great time to take stock of your garden. Winter is a time to hunker down in the warm and make plans for the year ahead. Here are a few things I recommend to help you focus on how to make the improvements and changes to your outdoor spaces. Evaluate what you have in the current garden. We usually inherit our garden from the previous owner whose taste is not necessarily our own. Be ruthless with what you have and question whether you really want what you have been given or if you prefer something new. It is good to start by evaluating the existing planting and measuring its garden worthiness. A specimen tree in the right place or a well-established boundary hedge could be worth keeping. Similarly mature shrubs that are long flowering with good autumn colour could be incorporated into a new plan. Smaller shrubs could be moved to make way for new features. It is rare that there is nothing worth keeping, but be ruthless! If it is really not your thing rip out and start again. The same is true of hard landscape features. I like a cohesion between the features I’ve designed rather than a collection of features that have no relationship to each other. Listing the requirements for the space is a great way to help you focus. In design terms this is the brief and should include everything you aspire to. The list should start broad and be refined to keep it realistic. It can be tricky when couples have different views and requirements but that’s where a good designer can help steer you through. I always encourage customers to make mood boards or Pinterest pages. Using influences from travelling, friends’ gardens and gardens from childhood are also good starting points for reflection. We all have places we are fond of or plants that we love from our childhood. Plan the space to fit the brief. A good design that fits the brief is the road map to the future success of the garden. When we design, the first drawing is a proposal for how the space could look and draws on all the elements from the brief. Visualising space can be hard and we now offer 3D flybys that put you in the new space and rotate your views from within it. This really helps some clients to see how it would feel to be in the space and helps inform any changes that may need to happen in this early part of the process. It is important to get the plan right as this informs the estimating and costing of a project.

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Planning the planting is where the space comes to life. I am a plantsman first and often think in terms of planting when I look at new spaces. A good spacial design is nothing without good planting. There are many planting styles and I like the customer to indicate their style preference in the mood board or Pinterest selections. It is very subjective and sadly often strongly influenced by the amount of time we have left in our busy lives to spend maintaining the garden. The balance of shrubs to flowers in a space is a conversation I regularly have with customers who are time poor but want a pretty garden. Of course the other option is to pay for your space to be maintained by a horticultural expert and this is a good option if money allows as you get the pretty look without the work! There is always a way to achieve the garden you aspire to. Implementing changes often requires the build team on site if the changes are dramatic. Scraping out the old garden with diggers and beginning again can be tricky in small spaces but a necessity to moving forwards. The logistics of the job and timings are a skill in themselves. Having an accurate plan is the corner stone to the build of a new garden If you are thinking of making changes to your garden next year why not plan over the winter to implement in the spring and enjoy for next summer!


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Royston Rotary Round-Up December is a month for celebrations with friends and family, and Royston Rotary is no exception. We’ll be having our Christmas dinner, but to get in shape for that, we’re having our monthly walk on the 8th, and we’ll also be out with Santa and his sleigh when he visits Royston closer to the big day! Our Memory Café for people with memory issues and their carers will be on 9th December, when we’ll be back in our usual venue, the Old Barn in Upper King Street, from 10am-12pm. No need to make an appointment - just turn up and you’ll be made welcome.

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The first big event of 2020 will be our Quiz on 11th January. You can find more details on our web site – navigate to Forthcoming Events and follow the quiz link. Royston Rotarians wish you a Merry Christmas!

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Royston Health Walks: Christmas Day & NEw Years Day Royston Health Walks is a social walking group which goes for a leisurely walk, a chat and a brew every Wednesday at 1.30pm across Therfield Heath starting from the Heath Café. We are very welcoming, friendly, positively inclusive and non cliquey. This year with Christmas and New Year falling on a Wednesday you might expect us to not be walking on these days but we will as usual and everyone is invited to join us, the more the merrier. For more information email or just turn up on the day.

Knitted Stocking Appeal Do you know someone who is a whizz with wool and nifty with knitting needles? Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is on a mission to spread the festive cheer and needs your help!

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The Hospice is asking the local community to make as many little knitted stockings as possible. And if you’re not a dab hand at knitting, you can still help - because they also need small ’fun size’ chocolate bars to pop inside the stockings. The stockings and chocolate bars will then be sold together as little festive treats across the Christmas period, raising funds for the Charity! If you would like to help, you can either drop knitted stockings or chocolates to the reception team at the Shelford Bottom based Hospice or get in touch with the community fundraising team by calling 01223 675888 or emailing


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Looking after you 12 Days of Wellbeing at Christmas

1. Letting Go I’m letting go of the ‘perfect Christmas’ myth. I’m going to work on enjoying the festive season with all its imperfections and chaos. 2. Asking For Help I don’t have to ‘do it all’ this Christmas and then feel overwhelmed and resentful. 3. No More Pleasing I give up on trying to please everyone this Christmas.

7. Humour I’m working to see the funny side of things. 8. No Dieting I am not depriving myself or labelling foods as ‘forbidden’ this Christmas. 9. Time Out I’m taking some time out for myself when things get hectic. 10. Drink Awareness I’m choosing how much alcohol I drink, showing awareness for its affects on my mood.

11. Valuing Time I am not feeling pressurised to buy loads of stuff that 4. Body Acceptance we don’t need and then worrying about paying Every day I’m working on showing acceptance and The Listings – Villages for it. I knowEdition that spending time with friends and gratitude for the body I have. family, whilst creating memories is more important. Tweak for Aug 2019 5. Magic 12. Happiness I’m going to pause to embrace the fun and wonder of I am embracing the Christmas spirit and allowing th Christmas. - 1/8 pg: 45x60mm myself to enjoylandscape this time of year without passing 6. Connection judgment. I’ll be proactive and reach out to friends, neighbours, Kim Fletcher @hushroyston family.

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100 Years of Royston Girlguiding Our very special year of celebrating the Royston Girlguiding centenary is well underway.

The opening ceremony back in July was a fantastic success and there are lots of fun activities for all age-groups coming up before the big closing event in July 2020. Many of our leaders have been volunteering in Royston for 30 years or more, so will be well-known faces. Were any of you a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger in Royston? If so, we’d love to hear from you! If you have any memories or photos of your time as a Girlguiding member in Royston that you would be happy for us to share on our blog or as part of the closing event, please be in touch with our District Commissioner, Rebecca Abrams at | 01763 248447 1912 Villages Magazine.indd 35

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Limitless Academy of Performing Arts is settling in to our Royston community really rather well. Of course, it’s good to see the once forlorn building on Melbourn Street alive with youngsters and adults sporting their logo clad hoodies and jackets, dashing in and out over the weekends, but there’s a lot more going on at Limitless than many would think! Since opening their doors some seven months ago, they really are becoming a Royston asset. Market shoppers had their ears blessed with a number or two from a West End musical when Royston Market had the inspired idea of inviting them to perform there on a Saturday after hearing a couple of their very talented singers rehearsing, in addition Limitless will be performing at the Royston Market on the 14th December, don’t miss it!. They then popped up at the Royston Picture Palace, with an award winning performance of John Godber’s “Teechers”, which showed for just one night before heading off to the all England Winners Drama Festival Finals, and walking off with three trophies including best production. Then, lo and behold, Royston Arts Festival has a stage, and who should be performing and delighting the crowd with, among other songs,

a preview of their production of “Oliver”? Yes, Limitless. “Royston’s Got Talent”, it certainly has and among the many talents, we saw them there too. It seems they are able to deliver for their students, including adults, opportunities that are genuinely limitless, “Oliver!” all but sold out at Hertford theatre. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Royston Flower Power was set up by a mum on a mission to bring some happiness to Royston Town. Through word-of-mouth, more of the local creative community have contributed flowers which have been left around the town with positive quotes attached; designed to allow whoever finds them to take them home. Every flower is numbered and so far we have placed 90 within the town centre with plans to expand to local villages. By combining craft and community our aim is to brighten up the neighbourhood one flower at a time. Find out where and when the flower fairies are about by visiting our Facebook page, Royston Flower Power.



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Being a parent is hard for anyone. For some, it can be overwhelming. Some have a fantastic support network of family and friends to help, but many people don’t. With your knowledge and experience as a mum or dad, grandparent or carer, you could be the vital support a family needs and potentially make a big difference to their lives. Gain access to free, high quality training. Learn new skills, enhance your wellbeing, make new friends and connect with your community to WomenSing change the lives of the families you support. WomenSing are hosting a special festive We’re there for parents when they need us evening of music, mulled wine and mince pies most. Join us and make their early years count. to raise funds for Home-Start Royston & South If you could give as little as two hours a week to Cambridge. Alongside Home-Start’s own choir support a parent and their children, then please will be a few special guests who will be singing get in touch. and playing, as well as an exciting raffle. Home-Start, Station Road, Meldreth, SG8 6JP. A donation of £5 per ticket is asked. To RSVP, For more information, please text Linda Bruce on 07753 636443 or call 01763 262262, email email or visit Wednesday 11th December, 8pm, Coombes Community Centre, Royston, SG8 5PT Test your creativity and design your own Christmas door decoration in aid of Home Start. Tickets are £25, including the framework, foliage and ribbons but please bring your own gloves, secateurs and any special additions you’d like to incorporate into your design. Tickets can be bought online at Friday 6th December, 11am-2pm or 7-10pm, Foxton Village Hall, Foxton, CB22 6RN


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How Well Do You Manage Your Time? In order to be in control of what you achieve, you must manage your time. For many people however, it seems that there’s just never enough time in the day. How many of the following 15 statements resonate with you? 1. The tasks I work on are the ones with the highest priority 2. I find myself completing tasks at the last minute, or asking for extensions 3. I set aside time for planning and scheduling 4. I know how much time I spend on each of the various tasks I do 5. I find myself dealing with interruptions 6. I use goal setting to decide what tasks and activities I should work on 7. I leave contingency time in my schedule to deal with the unexpected 8. I know whether the tasks I am working on are high, medium, or low value

9. When I am given a new assignment, I analyse it for importance and prioritise it accordingly 10. I am stressed about deadlines and commitments 11. Distractions keep me from working on critical tasks 12. I have to take work home in order to get it done 13. I prioritise my ‘To Do’ list 14. I confirm my priorities with my boss 15. Before I take on a task, I check that the results will be worth the time put in. We would all love to have an extra couple of hours in every day. Seeing as that is impossible, we need to work smarter on things that have the highest priority, and then creating a schedule that reflects our work and personal priorities. With this in place, we can work in a focused and effective way, and really start achieving those goals, dreams and ambitions we care so much about.

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For a free quotation call Simon on: 07813 596278 Or: 01763 233315 Email: tta tiler of the year

Established 2004

• General Gardening • Patios • Deckings • Walls & Paths • Fencing • Turfing etc... Free Quote

Tel Steve 07508 946603 or James 07955 622997

NEED A LOCAL, RELIABLE EXPERIENCED AND TIDY PLASTERER? CALL DAVE ON: 0793 267 9851 EVENINGS: 01954 715 860 FREE ESTIMATES All aspects of plastering including: Skimming over artex and old walls and ceilings. Plasterboarding and coving. External rendering and pebble dashing. Traditional lime rendering. Also painting and decorating if required.

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Useful Numbers CHURCHES

Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC

Churches Together in Royston & Dis.

Fowlmere United Reformed Church Guilden Morden Congregational Church

Guilden Morden Parish Church Litlington Congregational Church Melbourn Baptist Church Melbourn Parish Church Melbourn United Reformed Church Meldreth Parish Church Open House Project Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth Royston Catholic Church Royston Evangelical Church Royston Ignite Community Church Royston Methodist Church Royston Parish Church Royston Spiritualist Church St Mary’s Church, Ashwell Therfield Chapel Therfield Parish Church Thriplow Parish Church Trinity Life Church United Benefice of Barkway, Reed and Buckland with Barley


Cambridgeshire County Council Hertfordshire County Council North Herts District Council 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

01462 742684 01763 877558 01763 247611

01763 208767 01763 852869 01763 853217 01763 853427 01763 261650 01763 220626 01223 870869 01763 220626 01763 246799 01763 262440 01763 243117 07999 538961 01763 852118 01763 243849 01763 246371 01223 503345 01462 743922 01763 287220 01763 287549 01763 208195 01763 230350 01763 848756

Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 870869 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion 01763 244560 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Royston Golf Club 01763 242696 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 268605 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 853073 Tannery Drift First School 01763 246549 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 242003 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01763 245484 Thriplow Village Hall 01223 839546 Whaddon Village Hall


NHS Telephone Advice Service



Royston Library

0300 123 4049

Heidi Allen MP for S Cambs Sir Oliver Heald QC MP for NE Herts

020 7219 5091 01462 486074

0300 123 4040

Ashwell Dental Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite

01462 742353 01763 262034 01763 246677 01763 244805

01462 474 000

J Oliver Radley

03450 455 200




01763 245484


03450 450 500


01462 417377 0300 234 5555 01763 290555 0300 234 5555 01763 260220 01763 243166 01763 242981


Abington Pigotts Village Hall Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Ashwell Village Hall 01462 742913 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 848992 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 242344 Chrishall Village Hall 01763 838691 Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 01763 208778 King James Academy (Junior Site) 01763 243650 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 662904 Guilden Morden VH Litlington Recreation Centre 01763 852551 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 448099 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Melbourn Community Hall

Non emergency number

01763 273300 101

Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell

01763 245484 01763 878242

Bassingbourn Village College Freman College Melbourn Village College Kings James Academy

01763 242344 01763 271818 01763 223400 01763 242236



National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)

Royston & District Community Transport

08457 48 49 50 01763 245228

Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies

0345 357 2406 0800 771881

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 Professional Accounting Services

Berry Accounting & Business Services Ltd 42 Coulman Scott Accountants 43 Fourways Chartered Accountants 42 The Wright Accounts Services Ltd

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials


Jane Harvey Artist


Hadham Brewery Ltd



Health Therapist & Wellbeing

Care Homes

St Georges Nursing Home

5 35

Carpentry & Joinery Iain Wilson


Christmas Trees

Premium Grade Christmas Trees


Royston Picture Palace

13 12

Cleaning Services


Clock and Watch Specialists Brian Bulley

Coach Hire

Richmonds Coaches



Comberton Village College


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd


Bonfitness Pilates Gymbo’s

Garage Doors Garolla

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Hair by Natalie Amber Health Royston Complementary Health

Health, Beauty & Fitness Sam’s Beauty

Heating Services

Steve Brown Plumbing & Heating

Home Furnishings

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

Home Improvements & Handyman Services AV Handyman Handyman Dave Knight Handyman Services RTP Painting & Decorating S Borley & Son

Insurance Services Penguin Insurance

H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Kendall Install Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd Trademark Kitchens

Landscaping Services

40 41

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

34 33

Legal Services


10 47

Ladds 14


British Window & General Cleaning Co


Leaf & Lawn


25 23

Barchester Healthcare - Melbourn Springs

Gardening Services Gift Shop

Building & Construction Services C P Building Services 47 Black Barn Turkeys Davey’s Butchers

Arrington Garden Centre




Garden Centre

The Walkers Partnership

35 37 34

Local Event

Christmas in Royston EastFest2019 Fowlmere FUNdraiser

16 25 22

Motor Services

Buckingham Stanley Group Feel That Noise

Office Interiors

Alexander Green Office Interiors


J Oliver Radley Opticians

31 3 5 14 29

DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

Plumbing & Heating Services H20 LMJ Plumbing & Heating Royston Plumbing & Heating


The Fox and Duck Regency Roofing

3 9 48

32 41 39 40 44 31 43

44 47 38


Self Storage

Royston Self Storage


Tiling Services

Simon’s Tiling Services


Tree Services

Shelford Tree Surgery Shire Trees Limited

41 31

Venue Hire

Royston Town Football Club

Veterinary Practices 47 41 39

44 38


Roofers 47 47 44 47 44

42 36

Plasterers 33

2 29

Royston Veterinary Centre

Window Cleaning Services GBs Cleaning Services

Womens Occasion Wear & Clothing Cream Fashions

24 28 47


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Home & Garden


PAINTING & DECORATING All interior and exterior work covered

07957 348970



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- est. 2013 -

A local, friendly & reliable window cleaner you can trust - Services also include: • Carpet Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning • Fascia & Soffit Cleaning For a free no obligation quote, please call or email George

07561 156504


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Call for free design and estimate Recommendations / references if required. Local Tradesman with 20 years experience 01767 631716 or 07808 367542


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Extenstions Extenstions • Extensions Groundwork Groundwork • Groundwork Alterations Alterations • Alterations Patios Patios • Patios



Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden

Call Dave

Carpentry • Doors • Locks • DIY • Flat-Packs • Shelving • Flooring • Painting & Decorating • Wall & Floor Tiling • Odd Jobs • Shed Re-Felting • Pressure Washing • Fence Spraying • Gutters Cleared • • Free Friendly Advice & Quotes Given • No Job Too Small Fully Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • CRB Checked

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Cambridge Studio & Shop +44 (0)1223 461 333 6/7 Green Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3JU

London Studio & Shop +44 (0)203 886 0757 69 Regent’s Park Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8UY

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