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Royston Edition January 2020 Issue 173

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2019 in Pictures

The Listing is proud to have supported so many local events over the past year. We are so lucky to have such a vibrant community in Royston and the surrounding villages, here are a few of our favourite memories from 2019:

January ‑ Art Exhibition at Curwens

February - Barkway Pantomime

April - Roystonians Tackle the Marathon

May - Ashwell at Home

July - Royston Historical Pageant

August - Ashwell Show

October - Royston Pirate Trail 2001 The Listing Royston January 2020.indd 2

November - Model Railway Exhibition

March - Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

June - Royston in Blue

September - Royston Arts Festival

December - Our Cover Competition Winners!


From all at The Listing, we hope you had a fantastic and food-filled Christmas and a happy New Year!

This January we feature the Corvus Amateur Drama Society’s annual pantomime, shine a light on some of the fantastic clubs and societies on offer in the SG8 area and chat to Virginia Partridge about her local life!

Travel from Royston

Moreover, we feature a plethora of upcoming events, discuss Burns Night and share some of the networking events available to local businesses, including The Listing’s new Wine Down Wednesdays!

THEATRE SHOWS & EVENTS (Stalls or Dress Circle) 22 Jan Les Miserables – Matinee £72.00 30 Jan Phantom of the Opera inc Lunch £68.00 25 Feb Tutankhamun Exhibition – Saatchi Gallery £42.00 27 Feb Tina the Musical – Matinee £67.50 5 Mar Mary Poppins – Matinee £85.00 9 Mar Mary Poppins – Evening £85.00 21 Mar Sewing for Pleasure/Creative Craft Show £37.50 22 Mar Classical Spectacular RAH Matinee £75.00 4 Apr Ideal Home Show – Olympia £35.00 8 Apr Ideal Home Show – Olympia £35.00 18 Aug Joseph – Palladium – Matinee £75.00

We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all our readers and contributors and a special thank you to Chris Lee for all his hard work in creating the Hidden Royston series last year, which has now come to a close. The winner of the Hidden Royston Quiz will be released soon!

The Listing Team

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Laurie What’s On

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In This Issue ...


Spotlight On - Clubs & Societies


Out & About - CADS


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


What’s On


My Local Life - Virginia Partridge


Looking after You


Julian’s Business Tips


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


Our Contributors: Julian Berry, Tallulah Le Fey, Kim Fletcher, Royston Museum, David Waters, Rod Taylor Cover Photo: Sharon Windebank 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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SHARED OWNERSHIP EVENT Saturday 25th January, from 10am - 2pm at Meridian Gate

Make 2020 your year to move.

40% shares available with shared ownership Not just for first time buyers

With shared ownership, you can own your own home at Meridian Gate in Royston, from as little as ÂŁ82,000* with a minimum deposit of ÂŁ4,100**.

Register your interest today! *Based on a 40% share of the full market value. ** Deposit based on 5% of a 40% share purchase. Shares up to 75% can be purchased. Deposit can vary depending on your personal financial circumstances. Computer generated image indicative only. Prices correct at time of going to press December 2019.

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shared ownership at meridian gate

1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes

Meridian Gate Royston SG8 7LU

Are you hoping to get on the property ladder now or in the near future but struggling to get a large enough deposit together? Shared ownership could help you take your first step up and allow you to buy a new home that you would have otherwise been unable to afford on the open market. Settle are currently offering initial shares of between 40-75% on all new shared ownership 1 bedroom apartments and 2 & 3 bedroom homes at Meridian Gate in Royston. Available to move into from early 2020.

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Not just for first time buyers, these homes will also suit those who have previously owned a home, and have some equity available, but not quite enough to get back onto the housing ladder. 3 bedroom home example based on a 40% share of the full market value: Full market value: £372,500 40% share: £149,000 Minimum deposit needed: £7,450 Monthly costs including mortgage payments, rent and service charges: £1,159* *Mortgage payment is based on a 30 year mortgage term at a rate of 3.19% with a 5% deposit. Your rent is subject to annual increases

based on RPI. Service charges are estimated for the first year and you will require a minimum of £2000 to cover moving costs, legal fees and mortgage fees.

SHARED OWNERSHIP EVENT Saturday 25th January, from 10am - 2pm at Meridian Gate

There is also2020 the opportunity to Make eventually buy 100% of the home your year towhich move. through staircasing, allows youWith toshared buy additional shares. ownership, you can own your own home

40% shares available with shared ownership Not just for first time buyers

at Meridian Gate in Royston, from as little as £82,000* with a minimum deposit of £4,100**.

Open day at Meridian Gate Register your interest today!

Saturday 25th January 2020 from 10am – 2pm. A financial advisor will be available on the day. Find us at Meridian Gate, Royston SG8 7LU *Based on a 40% share of the full market value. ** Deposit based on 5% of a 40% share purchase. Shares up to 75% can be purchased. Deposit can vary depending on your personal financial circumstances. Computer generated image indicative only. Prices correct at time of going to press December 2019.

For further information visit meridiangate, call 01462 534369 or email sales@settlegroup.

Friends of Therfield Heath The first Therfield Heath & Greens New Year Quiz will take place on 24th January 2020, 7.30pm at the Heath café. We’re challenging everyone in Royston to show off not only their general knowledge but also how much they know about the flora, fauna and history of our wonderful Heath! Bring along some friends to make up a table of up to 6 or join some of your fellow friends on the night to compete. Entry to the quiz is £7 for non-members, £5 for members with complimentary nibbles provided. The Heath café bar will also be open for you to purchase refreshments. Someone will be taking home our hand-crafted

trophy for the first time, so we look forward to seeing you there! You can reserve your quiz place on our website from 6th January or simply turn up on the night and compete. We’re planning many more events in the year to come to help all our friends enjoy everything the Heath has to offer and protect this special place. If you’d like to join, please find us on Facebook or see our website We’d love to hear from you about your ideas for events and activities in 2020.

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Loving Local Living Loving Local Living NEWS FROM OUR CLUBS & SOCIETIES... Share your club or society news with us!

Please note that all entries are published subject to space and we cannot guarantee inclusions

Royston and the surrounding villages are a hive of activity with a wealth of clubs and societies within our town and villages, covering a wide range of interests - from arts to sports, adventure to support. Since our 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 andsocieties on our website:

Meridian Men’s Keep Fit

Roysia Women’s Club

day evening TV, Ladies, if you are bored with Mon en’s Club, why not come along to Roysia Wom enjoyable d an meet likeminded women and spen new friends? evening with the chance to make 8– 9.45pm. We meet at Royston Town Hall from over the kers We have had many interesting spea s and several past year covering all sorts of topic ramme is fundraising activities. A similar prog planned for the coming year. ing for a Once a month we have a social even s with a brain chat and a chance to sharpen our light hearted quiz. to Hemingford Our outing last summer was a trip ar trip is Grey to visit the Manor and a simil planned for June 2020. and if you New members are always welcome please get think you would like to give us a try, in touch. ct: For further details of the club, conta Joan Hill on 01763 244823 Wendy Pearce on 01763 231381

Royston WI PM

Ladies, if you would like to increase your circle of friends and interests our Women’s Institute Group is an excellent place to do so. We enjoy many social activities as well as informative and interesting speakers and appreciate being part of one of the most influential organisations in the nation. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 1.45pm in Fellowship Hall next door to the Royston Picture Palace and you are most welcome to join us as a guest. We look forward to seeing you.

We are a friendly, welcoming group of men who train together for general fitness. After a good warm up we play basketball, do some circuit training and complete the evening with indoor football & volleyball.

We have no real age requirements but generally range from late 30s to whenever! Membership is kept to a level that fits the gym & we currently have some vacancies for new members who would like to keep fit while playing indoor sports. Every Monday, 7.30-9.30pm in King James Academy Gym, Royston. For more information, contact Martin Gouldthorpe on 07930 922138 or email

Royston u3A

Local History Society

Our December meeting was entitled Live Forever! The Mystery and Magic of Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by Nick da Costa. Our packed audience were fascinated to hear, how Egyptian Hieroglyphs were the world’s first written language, in around 3200BC. The Egyptians also calculated the calendar, still in use today. Pictures were used in place of letters, for example bee and leaf is obviously belief and generally read from right to left. Our next meeting will be on January 2nd 2020, at 8pm, when the subject will be, Pomp and Circumstance by Chloe Cockerill, admission is £2, everyone welcome.

Meetings are held in The Heritage Hall, Town Hall on the first Thursday of the month

Once again, we have had a very successful year with a variety of speakers and events while raising money for the charity Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance. In December, we celebrated Christmas with a service at Royston Methodist Church and all three WI groups in Royston took part in this event. As well as traditional Bible readings, we heard festive poems and sang carols. After the service, members enjoyed tea, coffee and seasonal nibbles. Our monthly meeting was a wonderful Christmas lunch held at the Heath Café Royston.

WI AM meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Market Hill Rooms, Royston. Coffee and tea are served from 9.45am with speaker following on. Visitors are welcome. Please contact: Pat Morritt 01763 661627

The Buckden Handbell Ringers hit the festive note with a medley of seasonal music at our November meeting. With a total of 54 handbells covering notes over four octaves from bass G to a top C, the precision and skill of the ten ringers was impressive. The Buckden group has been going strong for 40 years and is led by Miles and Pam Falla who assured us you don’t have to be able to play an instrument or read music to take up ringing. “I’m not a musical person and the first time my wife mentioned handbells I said I’d never be able to do it. That was 40 years ago and I’ve just loved it,” said Miles. The afternoon was such a success that chairman Jackie Gellert invited the group to come back to give us a training session. The next monthly meeting will be on 28th January with a talk by Mike Levy on the life of W S Gilbert. Meetings start at 2pm in the Town Hall.

For more information, call 01763 248097 or visit

For more details please contact Eunice 01763 231658 or Jean, 01763 245958

Royston WI AM

Melbourn u3A

Melbourn & District U3A meet monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. Our speaker is Brian Wass who will be talking about Policing - how it was done and is today Our U3A started in 1994 and now has around 500 members mainly drawn from South Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire. We comprise over 30 groups including yoga, walks, music, art, gardens and local history. These are informal, mutual and self-supporting rather than the teacher and student format. There are no exams, but there is much learning. Come to Melbourn Village College at 2.30 for 3pm and find out about our U3A as a guest for your first meeting.

Royston WEa Learn

with the WEA Royston branch in January 2020.

Explore the world of pirates from the ancient world to modern day with Dr Ian Chambers. Over ten weeks, we will examine the similarities of the practice throughou t time and look at the social structure on board a golden era pirate ship, as well as dipping into popular culture and literature. Starting on Tuesday 21st January 2020, at 10am, at Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA, the course will cost £58, or free if you are in rece ipt of an SFA funded income related bene fit. Enrol early to avoid disappointme nt: or 0300 303 3464 and quote course reference number C2227056

Foxton Men’s BReakfast Welcome to the first meeting of the New Year with a full English Breakfast and a talk by the Revd Angela Melaniphy entitled Hope & Thoughts for 2020. Contact Tony Garrick or Mark Howard on 07743 968530 or email at for more information. 8.30-10am, Saturday 18th January 2020 at Foxton Village Hall, Foxton, CB22 6RN


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Spotlight On... Clubs & Societies

News from the conservators

the magazine - opposite - where we take submissions from some of the fantastic local clubs and societies in the SG8 area and post them for all our readers to see. From churches to children’s activities, social to sports, you will Furthermore, news from clubs and organisations will appear on our find something for all ages and website. interests to get involved in, meet new people, learn new skills, and Finally, we are keen to hear from enjoy all that our town has to offer. any organisation to feature in our ‘Spotlight On’ column in the future. The Listing built up a directory of Royston’s clubs and societies For more information, visit when the magazine launched almost 15 years ago back in or email us at 2005. Since then, this list has grown to over 500 clubs, societies and useful numbers in Royston and the surrounding area, which The Listing continues to maintain as a comprehensive list of the organisations, clubs and societies in Royston and the wider SG8 area. You can find this online at

Report on the Open Meeting of the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens, 3rd Dec 2019, Royston Town Hall

Our clubs, societies and organisations in Royston make a large contribution to the activities and vibrancy of our town.

This information has subsequently been shared with Royston First, who publish a printed Clubs and Associations brochure containing information on Royston’s clubs which can be picked up from the Royston Information Centre in Royston Library.

Questions were taken following each topic. It was announced that from January 2020, all those walking dogs on Therfield Heath for commercial gain will be expected to have bought a permit and all those running any form of outdoor fitness classes on site will need to do the same. The idea was positively received by the meeting. Further information and application forms are on the website

Parents might want to have a plaque to commemorate the birth of their children, or a couple the date of their wedding inscribed for posterity. Imagine being able to take family and friends to see the The building had several issues, plaque, situated for the foreseeable for example, accessibility of future in a Grade I Listed Building the toilets, and heating and used by the whole town for lighting issues. While the worship, school and community insurance will pay for cleaning concerts, toddler groups and the and reinstating, it will not pay like, knowing that your contribution for any changes. Therefore, an ambitious fundraising programme made these events possible. has begun in order to take the opportunity to make the building To register interest in the sponsora more welcoming space for a-chair programme, please a thriving community-focused contact the church on church.

In addition from cash and cheque donations users of the Heath will be able to make online donations from January with a link on our website. The attached shows Charlotte’s original design, the proposed logo and a version for a car sticker for commercial users and regular donators.

Copyright © Nicky Paton 2019

The next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting held in February, where elections also take place for one stintholder representative and one representative for the Special Drainage District of Royston. The date will be announced in the new year.

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Getting Festive at Tannery Drift

It’s been a busy few weeks at their strengths and encourage Tannery Drift First School in the run every child to feel capable, be up to Christmas. independent and love learning. From raising more than £2,000 for Please remember to submit Children in Need with a Bounce-a- your Reception and Nursery thon to a festive Christmas Fair. The applications by 15th January 2020 highlights have to be the Christmas Reception applications must be Performances from children in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage made online via 1. The final week of school included a visiting Pantomime from Imajica Nursery applications can be made Theatre Group for all the School to directly to Tannery Drift First School enjoy, from Nursery to Year 4. via our website at We are constantly looking for new ways to allow all children to show | 01763 248447 2001 The Listing Royston January 2020.indd 7


Therfield Heath and Greens Logo Concepts

was unveiled. A competition was held at King James Academy and

Royston Parish Church: Opportunity To Leave Your Mark

On the first anniversary of the fire, the church is reaching out to friends, past and present, to consider sponsoring a chair as part of the fundraising programme. Sponsoring a chair will mean that a plaque will be displayed, with your own inscription on it. Families or local groups might want to have an inscription as their contribution to the heritage of the town. It might be a fitting tribute to someone who has passed away and who was a member of the community.

Topics covered included fundraising, the accounts, grazing, the visitor survey and working with Natural England as well as permits and the new logo.


You can contact us by email at The new logo for the Conservators

This year, we want to hear from you! We have a dedicated page in

After the devastating fire of 9th December 2018, the congregation at St. John’s in Royston have decided to view the necessity to refurbish as an opportunity.

The meeting was attended by approximately 60 members of the public who heard presentations from the Conservators as well as Robert Law (who grazes the Heath) and the Friends of Therfield Heath.

the winner Charlotte Lan came to the meeting to be congratulated and to see how her design had been worked into a logo by a local artist.

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ROMAN WAY ACADEMY (Part of the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust) BURNS ROAD, ROYSTON SG8 5EQ

Nursery and Reception Open Days

01763 448956 • 7a Lower King Street SG8 5AL •

Curwens Art Exhibition MOVEMENTS... by Annabel McCraith the legendary British fashion Winner of the Curwens Solicitors designer, Young Artist of the Year Award. 1st prize winner in the RAS Young Bruce Oldfield Couture. Artist Awards. View an exciting range of painting styles, surreal portraiture, This exciting new solo exhibition showcases the variety of artwork photography and innovative dress design in one exhibition. created by Annabel McCraith, a talented young painter, Annabel’s solo art show will be photographer and textile designer running from 9th January until the from Bassingbourn. end of February. Annabel is an aspiring fashion Preview evening on Thursday 9th designer and has already January, Curwens Solicitors, secured a work placement with 17 High Street, Royston, SG8 9AA

Monday 10th February 2020 - 9.15 to 11.30am or 1.30 to 2.45pm Nursery: Children born between 1st September 2016 and 31 August 2017 are eligible for a Nursery space in September 2020. We offer 15 to 30 free hours to eligible parents with the option to buy extra hours for parents only entitled to 15 free hours. We also run a breakfast club for our Nursery children with an onsite afterschool club as well. Reception: Children born between 1st September 2015 and 31 August 2016 are eligible for a Reception space in September 2020. For children in our Reception we can offer an on-site breakfast and after school club to help with care during the working day. To see our school in action please come along to our Open Day. Appointments are not required. If you are unable to visit on our Open Day please contact our school office on the telephone number below and they will be happy to arrange a private visit. We look forward to seeing you. Telephone: 01763 241535 Website:

Upper School (13 – 18) Buntingford SG9 9BT


For a tour of the college during the working day please call 01763 271818 for an appointment. 8

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Out & About... CADS Group is Full of Beans A much anticipated event in the town’s calendar is the annual Town Pantomime, and for 2020 local group Corvus Amateur Drama Society (CADS) is presenting Jack and the Beanstalk by Tom Whalley (who wrote this year’s hilarious Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates).

The story features fearless juvenile Jack, his ‘daft-as-a-brush’ brother Simple Simon, and his long suffering mother Dame Trott, all of whom live in a tiny cottage in the shadow of the terrible giant Blunderbore. With the rent overdue they have no choice but to sell their beloved pet cow Daisy. After tricking the Trotts into selling her for a bag of worthless beans, the villainous henchman Fleshcreep kidnaps the Princess for the giant’s supper... Could Jack be the hero the village has been waiting for? Will he be able to rescue Daisy and Princess Jill

Nicky says, “I still remember watching my first CADS pantomime at the age of seven and being completely enthralled by its magic. I’ve since been lucky enough to be a part of them and now I’m thrilled to be making my directorial debut in this iconic pantomime. (Oh yes I am!) It feels like a giant responsibility to live up to the extraordinary shows that have preceded it, but I’m lucky enough to have the support of the most wonderful team and an exceptionally talented cast. I can’t wait to share their magic with the Royston audience!” Nicky and musical director Louise Atkins have been working hard for weeks now with a cast that includes many regular CADS members, as well as a supporting chorus – including a few new faces - that represents some of the area’s talented youngsters. Jack and the Beanstalk is being performed at King James Academy, Senior Site (formerly Meridian School) on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February, with evening performances at 7.30 and matinees on both Saturdays

at 2.00. Tickets are £12 each (or £6 for OAPs, children and students) and can be bought online via the group’s website or by ringing the CADS box office on 07925 674967. 24th, 25th and 31st January and 1st February, King James Academy Royston - Senior Site, Garden Walk, SG8 7JH Director

Nicky Paton

Musical Director

Louise Atkins


The show is being directed by Nicky Paton, whom many readers will know either from his previous appearances on stage or as Manager of the Royston Cave or as a member of the committee of Creative Royston (and compere at this year’s hugely enjoyable and groundbreaking burlesque evening at the Old Bull Inn!)

in time? Perhaps those beans aren’t as worthless as they seemed!


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Royston Pantomime 2020

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by Tom Whalley


24-25 JAN / 31-1 FEB 2.00PM

25 JAN / 1 FEB King James Academy Senior Site, Royston

Tickets £12 / £6 07925 674 967


Wandlebury Park’s New Pond! Work has started on an exciting project to create a new 400m2 pond at Wandlebury Country Park on the southern edge of Cambridge. Volunteers have been preparing the site and contractors are now shaping the profile of the pond. The water for the new pond will be collected from rainwater falling on nearby roofs and will run along pipes to fill the pond.

live and grow, helping to tackle the global biodiversity crisis. It will also provide even more interest for visiting families and schoolchildren who can learn all about ecosystems and see different species that will make their homes in and around the new pond,” said Head of Estates, Glenn Mulleady.

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Cambridge Past, Present & Future “The new pond will provide wildlife is encouraging people to make habitat and be an attractive donations via its website landscape feature. This project will create much needed new habitat for plants and animals to

TWAM Now Has A Local Collector For those who don’t know what TWAM is; the initials stand for Tools With A Mission.

This is a Christian organisation that collects unwanted/redundant tools and equipment, and after renovating/reparing/refurbishing, they are packed into trade kits ready to send to TWAM’s partners in DR Congo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. TWAM supplies kits for most trades as well as sewing machines, knitting machines, and

computers. On average, two containers a month are sent overseas, each one packed with tools destined for up to 40 applicants. They are loaded by volunteers in the Ipswich Centre ready for their long journey to the receiving partner. The journey ends as lives are transformed by the generous gift of the donated tools. To find out more, please visit or to donate tools, call Sarah Smith on 01763 244775 or email at

Then contact us today on 01763 848272 to find out more about the lifestyle that we can offer you or your loved one. Church End | Barley | SG8 8JS | 01763 248447 2001 The Listing Royston January 2020.indd 9

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Royston Rotary Round-Up

What a busy month we had in We’re looking forward to Royston Veterinary Centre, BaldockVeterinary Centre December! working with Girl Guides Newmarket Road, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9GH 19 Whitehorse Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 6QB We’ve been busy changing some We toured the streets in Santa’s are celebrating 100 242221 • Tel: 01462 895579 • of our displays – come and seeTel: 01763 who sleigh, many of us became Santa years in Royston. We’ll be for yourself! We want to highlight for a day at a certain local farm bringing new artists to our gallery. some different things from our shop, we decorated trees at We’ve got lots of crafty ideas. brilliant collection and give the retirement homes, we supported things that have been on display Here’s something we like the Hope and Homes for Children’s for a few years, a little rest. sound of from our collection; a annual carol service, and we steamer for making Roly-Polys! enjoyed our Christmas dinner We’ve teamed up with Royston together. Spreading comfort and Cave to show more objects found This was used by the same family from 1920 to 1993. How many joy is one of the things we do there. The Cave is closed at the Roly-Polys did they get through?! best! moment but come to the museum We’ll be searching our collections As soon as New Year’s done, to see the for more random items over the we’re looking forward to our displays until it year. annual Quiz on 11th January reopens. Welcome to 2020!

at King James’s Academy – one of the year’s biggest and best, we think. There may be tables still available, so please call Peter Ross on 01763 244781 for bookings. The Memory Café meets on 13th January, when we shall be back in our usual home, The Old Barn in Upper Kneesworth Street. Old friends and new faces welcome!

WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT HERTFORDSHIRE YEAR OF CULTURE 2020 Letchworth Garden City is getting ready to celebrate the Hertfordshire Year of Culture with events and installations at our diverse and historic venues throughout the town, starting with a new exhibition celebrating contemporary art textiles from 13 Dec until 16 Feb at the Gallery. Join us for events celebrating the Year of Culture designed to entertain the whole family.

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Monday 25th January, 1912

This sepia postcard was produced and sold by WH Smith and is a good example of how a rural community like Royston would have looked just over a hundred years ago. The photographer has captured just the right moment when two horses and carts, with a third following behind, slowly descend the chalk white surface of the Barkway Road hill towards the town. On the reverse of the postcard the King George V green halfpenny stamp has been franked at Royston at 10pm on January 25th, 1912. The sender’s name is hard to make out, but it looks like Louise. She sent it to a friend called Gladys and it appears Gladys

The Benefits of Singing Have you ever sung along to the radio on a sunny day or in the car as you travel alone? Do you sing in the bathroom and enjoy the way the sound echoes off the tiled surfaces? Have you ever sung a child to sleep? Singing releases endorphins, feel-good hormones for pleasure. It uses the full capacity of our lungs, which exercises the body. It requires concentration and memory to get it right, which exercises the ‘little grey cells’ in our brain.

There are many openings in choirs or choruses and much fun to be had on a dark winter or summer evening – joining in and getting to know new people whilst enjoying a rewarding hobby. Singing for others is fun and giving concerts can be a highlight. Look around and find somewhere to join in today! Shirley Course for Shannon Express Chorus

Hertfordshire 2020 Year of culture To celebrate the Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020, why not “Try Something New”?

or improve on one you started learning years ago?

This is the theme for January 2020 Perhaps to join a trip to one of our Twin Towns or to and we invite you to get involved host visitors from them? This is a with Town Twinning. unique and exciting way for you Perhaps to learn a new language and your family to experience the cultures of other countries. We regularly hold fund raisers and informal get togethers for all. Come and visit us at: or

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officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War. He was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, who having survived the battle of the Somme and then the Ypres offensive was tragically killed by a sniper some time later in 1917. In 1912, he lived with his wife and two children in Great Shelford and moved to Royston sometime later as his third child was born in town in 1914. So, from this we can surmise that Louise lived at Brooklands before the Ackroyd family arrived in the town. And that is the story of just one postcard, and I’m pretty sure there are some of you who can glean even more information than me from the Barkway Road photograph. Perhaps next time you visit a market, an antique shop, somewhere selling old postcards, pick up a picture that catches your eye, turn it over and have a read, you never know what stories it may reveal.


is on holiday in a village near Bury St Edmunds. Louise goes on to say, ‘isn’t the weather as awful’, adding that ‘the road to Barrington from Shepreth is all under water and has been since last Saturday so we hope to get across by the new bridge they made’. This would have been typical at the time, especially in the winter when roads would have commonly been difficult or impassable for traffic. The white chalk road in the photo is a good example, fine in the dry but challenging in wet or winter conditions. It’s worth noting that Nottingham was the first place in the world to have a tarmacadam surfaced road. That was in 1902 and it would be many years before the rest of the country would receive the same. Louise lived in the town, at Brooklands, 46 Kneesworth Street. The house was built in 1896 and interestingly it displays a blue plaque on its front wall. This was in honour of Captain Harold Ackroyd, a physician and

Every picture tells a story, and that is also true of a photograph. If that photograph is on a postcard, a postcard that has been sent to someone, it could reveal an even bigger story.

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Orange Cake

Hello my fellow foodies and welcome to not only to a brand new month but to a bright and shiny new year! I hope you all enjoyed the festivities with your nearest and dearest and are looking forward to all the possibilities 2020 may bring you.

This month I would like to share with you one of my favourite recipes for orange cake. This is slightly unconventional in its preparation, but the resulting cake is a light and fluffy in texture and rich, almost marmalade-like in flavour. It yields appropriately 12 large sized portions and is delicious both hot and cold. One final note; if you use gluten-free baking powder then this cake is great for anyone who wishes to eat gluten free. Orange cake 2 whole oranges scrubbed, and stalk removed 6 eggs from happy free running hens 225g caster sugar 200g ground Almonds 50g polenta 1 tsp baking powder Icing sugar to dust over Let’s begin by popping the two whole oranges into a pan of water and bringing it to the boil. Leave them to simmer for

two hours until they are soft to touch. Take care to top up the water level during the cooking time. Remove from the water and leave to cool. This step can be done a day or two in advance of making the cake. Next, turn on the oven to 180°C and lightly grease a 23cm round loose bottomed cake tin. Now cut the oranges in half and remove any pips, then place into the food processor and whizz until you have a smooth pulp consistency. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs yolks and caster sugar until pale in colour, thick, airy and mousse like in consistency. Combine the ground almonds, the polenta and the baking powder then fold these in with the orange purée and the egg yolk mixture.

All that remains to do is to carefully pour the mixture into the tin. Gently ‘wobble’ the tin to smooth the surface (again don’t bang or tap!) and pop it into the oven for approximately 45 minutes until it has risen and has a beautiful, golden brown surface. I would advise leaving the cake to settle for 20 minutes or so before taking it out of the tin, but it is delicious served warm with a small dollop of whipped cream or in large slices accompanied with a steaming cup of tea! Until next time dear reader...

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In a separate and totally grease free bowl, whip the egg whites until they can stand in stiff peaks. Take a spoonful of the egg whites and mix it into the orange mix - this will help loosen up the mixture and make it easier to combine the rest of the egg white. Take care as you combine the remaining egg white into the mix - if you are too heavy handed, you will knock out the air from the mix which will result in a heavy pudding rather than a light and airy sponge.

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RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY 10AM - 2PM We are holding an open day to welcome in job seekers! We are on the lookout for Catering, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Healthcare & Nursing staff to join our team. We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort. So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

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A fun celebration of the silver screen. Go along for a fab evening of scenes, songs, speeches, sketches and reviews - not to mention sweets, ices, popcorn, and of course the Player’s great-value bar! Tickets are £7, available from Steeple Morden Post Office. 21st & 22nd February, 7.30pm, Steeple Morden Village Hall, SG8 0NQ

News from Royston market

This month we would like to highlight a trader who has worked on Royston Market for over five years.

Steve James, who has played golf professionally, offers an enormous range of golfing equipment. You can’t miss his pitch which is located in the middle of the market and which accommodates dozens of golf bags and clubs. His considerable experience means he is able to offer customers expert advice regarding any potential purchases. In addition he also sells high quality second hand bikes along with Dyson and Henry hoovers. Steve can be found on the market on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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local Markets in January

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 4th January,10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 11th January, 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

Herts Country Market Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - approx. 3pm From 8am Market Hill, Royston Corn Exchange, Royston If you run a market in the SG8 area please let us know and we can include in next issue!

january Fri 3rd Jan 7.30pm

Knives Out (12A)

Sat 4th Jan 3.30pm

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Sat 4th Jan 7.30pm

Knives Out (12A)

Fri 10th Jan 7.30pm

Ordinary Love (12A)

Sat 11th Jan 3.30pm

Frozen II (U)

Sat 11th Jan 7.30pm

Ordinary Love (12A)

Fri 17th Jan 7.30pm

Cats (cert tbc)

Sat 18th Jan 3.30pm

Cats (cert tbc)

Sat 18th Jan 7.30pm

The Two Popes (12A)

Sun 19th Jan 7.30pm

Cats (cert tbc)

Fri 24th Jan 7.30pm

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (12A)

Sat 25th Jan 3.30pm

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (12A)

Sat 25th Jan 7.30pm

Le Mans ’66 (12A)

Sun 26th Jan 7.30pm

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (12A)

Fri 31st Jan 7.30pm

Little Women (U)

Sat 1st Feb 3.30pm

Little Women (U)

Sat 1st Feb 7.30pm

Little Women (U)

Sun 2nd Feb 7.30pm

Marriage Story (15)

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Ashwell Pantomime: Babes In The Woods


Ashwell Theatre Club is proud to present the pantomime ‘Babes in the Wood’, written by Terry Rogers and directed by David Rance & Jo Eggleton Rance. Thursday 23rd January: Friday 24th January: Saturday 25th January:

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for concessions, available to purchase at 23rd, 24th, 25th January, Ashwell Village Hall, Ashwell, SG7 5PJ

Royston Arts Festival 2020 Dates Creative Royston are pleased to announce that the dates for the 2020 festival are Friday 18th to Sunday 27th September and that the festival theme will be ‘A Question of Balance’

We chose this theme partly as a play on the year 2020 and also in order to highlight the importance for everyone of well-being which can be achieved by correctly balancing the different priorities in our lives. As with the 2019 theme we hope that it provides an opportunity to engage with

important social issues whilst allowing flexibility for different artistic interpretations. As usual at this time of year we are looking for new members for our friendly committee and are always interested in hearing from anyone who wishes to become a volunteer for the festival. Please email the current Chairperson, Carl Filby

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What’s On... Curwens Gallery Exhibition

Wed 1st Jan, 9am-5pm Curwens Art Gallery, SG8 9AA Curwens Gallery is pleased once again to have the exhibits of four local artists and craftspeople and encourage you to come in and look around to admire the array of mixed media paintings by Maggie Allen and Christine Norman, along with the unique furniture and other items made by Graham Rayner and Rowan Penfold.

New Year’s Day Walk at Coton Countryside Reserve

Wed 1st Jan, 11am-1pm The Plough, 2 High St, Coton, Cambridge CB23 7PL A sociable ramble through Coton Reserve and the surrounding countryside. You’ll enjoy the stunning winter landscapes at the same time as kick-starting that resolution to get more exercise in 2020! The walk is free but donations towards the upkeep of the reserve are always welcome. Meet outside the Coton village pub, The Plough, at 11am. For more information, visit Category/cambridge-whats-on-events

‘Pomp and Circumstance’Royston & District Local History Society

Thu 2nd Jan, 8- 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA Chloë Cockerill will be giving an illustrated talk entitled ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ on behalf of Royston and Local History Society. Visitors are welcome, attendance costs £2. For more information, contact David Allard on 01763 242677.

Make Lunch

Fri 3rd Jan, 12-1.30pm 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. Contact 07742 927160 or makelunch@ for booking.

Craft a Selfie at Royston Museum Sat 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th Jan, 11am - 2pm Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street, Royston, SG8 5AL Fed up with making New Years resolutions? Celebrate who you are and welcome 2020 by crafting a selfie. £3, all ages welcome!

Learn to run -Couch to 5k’

Sat 4th Jan, 2 – 3pm The Heath, Baldock Road, Royston SG8 5BG Adults absolute beginners 10 week course starting on 4th Jan. Free and open to all (under 18’s must be accompanied). Meet at the Heath at 1.45pm to register.

Lego Club

Sat 4th Jan, 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. There are limited places and the sign in sheet will open half an hour before the session starts. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Work Parties with Cambridge PPF

Tue 7th Jan, 10am-1pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge CB22 3AE Help care for green spaces and their wildlife-get active, meet others and enjoy learning rural practices at the same time. Meet at the car park noticeboards, wear tough clothes and bring snacks. For more information, visit volunteer-outdoor-work-parties

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Fascinating Fungi Wildlife Trust Talk

Wed 8th Jan, 7.30-9pm Brampton Memorial Centre, Thrapston Rd, Brampton, Huntingdon PE28 4TB An introduction to mycology with Peter Walker of Hunts Flora & Fauna. £3 per person; call 07775 365507 for bookings or visit

Curwens Art Gallery Preview Evening Thu 9th Jan, 9am-5.15pm Curwens Art Gallery, High St, Royston SG8 9AA Winner of the Curwens Solicitors Young Artist of the Year Award. 1st prize winner in the RAS Young Artist Awards. An array of impressive artwork on display. Keep up to date with Curwens at: curwensart

The Listing-Sales and Copy Deadline for February

Fri 10th Jan The last available date to submit your adverts, content or events for The Listing February issues, featuring our annual wedding feature!

Royston Community Breakfast Fri 10th Jan, 7.30am The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW A group of charity group leaders, councillors, local business leaders-who support each other and share ideas. Held every second Friday of the month, 7.30am at The Old Bull Inn. www.

Royston Arts Society Demonstration by Fiona Pruden

Fri 10th Jan, 8-10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9DW Fiona will be giving a demonstration of ‘A floral study in Watercolour’. Non-members £3 inc. refreshment. Contact 01763 261808

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Fri 10th Jan, 8pm The Old Bull Inn High St, Royston SG8 9AW A showcase of Royston Folk Club’s talent7pm for 8pm. Featuring Luke James Williams, Free Agent, Kelvin Davies Lee Russell & Pembroke Tennison. £4 (£3 performers) £2 under 25s For more details, visit:

Limitless Academy Open Day Sat 11th Jan, 9.30am-4pm Limitless Academy of Performing Arts, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BP A free open day to learn more about Limitless Academy of Performing Arts! For booking and more information, visit

Wildlife Trust Mindful Wintry Wander Sat 11th Jan, 10.30am-12pm Trumpington Meadows, Grantchester Road CB2 9LH Join Claire Thompson and Becky Green for guided mindful walks at the reserve. £5 per person, for booking contact or visit www.wildlifebcn. org/events/2020-01-11-mindful-winterwanders

William Blake Workshop with Gary Day Sat 11th Jan, 10.30am-3.30pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB This one-day course will introduce you to some aspects of William Blake’s philosophy as expressed in some of his most famous works of brush and pen. Please bring a packed lunch. The workshop costs £30. For booking visit or contact the office on 01462 682828

Known Tour 2020

Sat 11th Jan, 7-9pm Holy Trinity Church, Church Rd, Chrishall, SG8 8QU Lily-Jo & Philippa Hanna put on a show tackling poignant and relevant issues such as social media, mental health and the effects of bullying. The tour partners with child sponsorship organisation Compassion UK to help release children from poverty in Jesus name. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance from

Rotary Quiz

Sat 11th Jan, 7.30pm King James Academy Lower School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH A quiz in aid of The Rotary Club Trust Fund. Tickets cost £12 per head including a fish and chip supper, maximum of 8 per team. A cash bar will also be available, for more information, contact Peter Ross at

Galileo and Falling Lecture

Mon 13th Jan, 10am-12pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB Learn how Galileo discovered, by experiment and deduction, the Laws of Motion. The lecture costs just £10. For booking visit www.letchworthsettlement. or contact the office on 01462 682828.

Volunteer Work Parties with Cambridge PPF

Tue 14th Jan, 10am-1pm Coton Countryside Reserve, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge CB23 7PZ Help care for green spaces and their wildlife-get active, meet others and enjoy learning rural practices at the same time. Meet at the car park noticeboards, wear tough clothes and bring snacks. For more information, visit volunteer-outdoor-work-parties

North Hertfordshire Volunteer Fair

Tue 14th Jan, 1.30- 3.30pm Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Rd, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3NA Come and meet a variety of organisations from across North Hertfordshire to discover how you can get involved in volunteering within the area. For more information, visit www.thvolunteering.

Kneesworth House Hospital Recruitment Open Day

Wed 15th Jan, 10am-2pm Kneesworth House Hospital, Old N Rd, Bassingbourn, Royston SG8 5JP Kneesworth House Hospital host an open day to welcome in job seekers! They are on the lookout for Catering, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Healthcare & Nursing staff to join the team. The HR team will be present on the day to answer all questions. Contact-karenstone@

Royston ACF Open Evening

Wed 15th Jan, 6.30- 9.30pm Dodkin Hut, Tannery Drift, Royston SG8 5DE A chance to join Royston Army Cadets. Hurry, as spaces are filling up fast! For more information, and to register your interest, visit register

Winter Tree Walk at Wandlebury Country Park

Thu 16th Jan, 10am-12pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge CB22 3AE Join one of the Wardens for a gentle guided walk to around Wandlebury to learn how to identify winter trees. Meet at the noticeboard in the car park. Free but donations welcome. pages/category/wandlebury-country-park

Campus Open Saturday + Empowering People: Genetic Counselling in Focus exhibition Sat 18th Jan, 1-4pm Wellcome Genome Campus, Saffron Walden, Hinxton, CB10 1RQ The latest exhibition at the Wellcome Genome Campus explores the 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. Open to all and free to attend *booking is essential. Tickets:

Sinfonia New Years Concert

Sat 18th Jan, 7.30pm Letchworth Free Church, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1NX A lovely French programme of orchestral music by Bizet, Ravel & Poulenc. A nice way to warm up a January evening.

Messy Church

Sun 19th Jan, 3.30- 5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Lots of creative crafts, science experiments, a short celebration service and a meal shared together. Adults and accompanied children of all ages are welcome.

Pirates of the Caribbean and beyond

Tue 21st Jan, 10-11.30am Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA Royston WEA offer a 10-week course with Dr Ian Chambers, costing £58. To enrol: online at or call 0300 303 3464

Volunteer Work Parties with Cambridge PPF

Tue 21st Jan, 10am-1pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge CB22 3AE Help care for green spaces and their wildlife-get active, meet others and enjoy learning rural practices at the same time. Meet at the car park noticeboards, wear tough clothes and bring snacks. For more information, visit volunteer-outdoor-work-parties

Orwell Film Club

Thu 23rd Jan, 7pm Orwell Village Hall, 32 High St, Orwell, Royston SG8 5QN Orwell Film Club starts it’s 2020 year of 10 films on Thursday 23rd Jan. The Film starts at 7:30pm and entrance is £3 per visit or £6 per year. Any enquires ring 01223 208536.

Emmaus, with Tara Constable

Thu 23rd Jan, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Tara, a ‘Companion’ at Emmaus Cambridge, will explain about the impact Emmaus can make to people suffering from homelessness and social exclusion, helping them find a home and meaningful work. For more information, visit

Friends of Therfield Heath and Greens New Year Quiz

Fri 24th Jan, 7.30pm The Heath Cafe Bar Royston, Baldock Road, Royston SG8 5BG Drinks & soft drinks will be available from the bar, as well as light refreshments. £5 per member £7 per non member , there will be tables to seat six . Get your team together and visit about-the-friends.html to book after the 6th January 2020.

Settle-Shared Ownership Event Sat 25th Jan, 10am-2pm Meridian Gate, Sales & Marketing Suite, Melbourn, Royston SG8 7LU A chance to learn more about shared ownership with Settle. To register your interest, uk/,meridiangate/

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Watercolour Workshop with Keith Hornblower

Sat 25th Jan, 10am-4pm Hinxton Town Hall, 51 High St, Hinxton, Saffron Walden CB10 1QY Come and develop your painting skills under the guidance of Keith Hornblower. Some experience is preferable, the day costs £35 including refreshments. Booking is essential, contact 01763 261808 or

Burns Night

Sat 25th Jan, 7pm Reed Village Hall, Blacksmith’s Ln, Reed, Royston SG8 8AX Haggis or sausages with seasonal vegetables, home made desserts with a Scottish theme! Also featuring a bar and raffle. £12 per adult and £6 per child Very popular so book early with Hazel on 01763 848 349

Chinese New Year Banquet

Sat 25th Jan, 7.30pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW A banquet to celebrate the year of the rat. Tickets include a selection of dishes and alcoholic drinks. Tickets cost £35 each, £60 per couple or £200 per table of 8. For bookings, contact

Tao Wellbeing Workshop

Sun 26th Jan, 10am-12pm Royston Complementary Health Centre, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS Come along and learn the amazing self healing techniques from the Tao. Booking essential, costs £20. Contact: 01763 247440 or

Wildlife Trust Mindful Wintry Wander Sun 26th Jan, 3-4.30pm Trumpington Meadows, Grantchester Road CB2 9LH Join Claire Thompson and Becky

Green for guided mindful walks at the reserve. £5 per person, for booking contact or visit events/2020-01-11-mindful-winter-wanders

Volunteer Work Parties with Cambridge PPF

Tue 28th Jan, 10am-1pm Coton Countryside Reserve, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge CB23 7PZ Help care for green spaces and their wildlife-get active, meet others and enjoy learning rural practices at the same time. Meet at the car park noticeboards, wear tough clothes and bring snacks. For more information, visit volunteer-outdoor-work-parties

Arctic Svalbard-A Royston Wildife Group Talk

Tue 28th Jan, 7.30pm Royston Town Hall, Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA A talk about the Arctic Svalbard with Alan Lindell from the Melbourn & District Photo Club.

Royston French Language Meetup

Wed 29th Jan, 7pm Banyers House, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ Practise your French in a friendly and relaxed environment-all levels are welcome!

Learn to Sing in Harmony

Thu 30th Jan, 7.30- 9pm Potton Lower School, Mill Lane, Potton, Sandy SG19 2PB A fantastic opportunity for new or resting singers to discover their voice and gain confidence, with simple teaching methods to learn and improve quickly. For more information, visit: www.

Drift Away Harp Relaxation

Fri 31st Jan, 8- 9pm Royston Complementary Health Centre,

31C Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS Relax to the peaceful sound of the harp and completely unwind. £9 per person, booking is essential by calling 01763 247440 or online at by searching Drift away.

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 31st Jan, 8pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring Daria Kulesh Trio with support from Maisie Blades, 7pm for 8pm. Tickets cost £13 (£11 in advance) or £2 for under 25s For more details, visit: www.

Throughout The Month Compassionate Neighbours

Every Mon, 2-4pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT 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. For more information, visit

Wednesday Walk

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

Royston Health Walks

Every Wed, 1.30-2.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, Royston SG8 5BG Royston Health Walks is a social walking group. We are very welcoming and friendly and pride ourselves in being positively inclusive and non-cliquey. We walk at a


leisurely pace over Therfield Heath, have a chat and then go for refreshments in the café. Everyone regardless of age, level of fitness and in principle state of health can get something from walking with us. The walks are free and accompanied children and dogs are welcome. For more information contact: 01763 852769 or

Walking Netball

Every Thu, 1.30-2.30pm Royston Leisure Centre, Woodcock Rd, Royston SG8 7XT. A slowed down version of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. Sessions running every Thursday, costing £6. Contact Lucy on 07834 500189 or lucy.

Royston Bridge Club

Every Thu, 7.15-10.30pm The Coombes Room, Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT. A friendly club meeting every Thursday, welcoming new members who are familiar with the game. If you need a partner then click on the ‘Find a partner’ button on their website before attending the club. If you wish to learn or improve your bridge to club standard, then click on the ‘Learning Bridge’ button on their website. For more information, visit or call 01763 260746

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GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD Think Garden, Think Richard

How To Use Plants... When To Plant by Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott

Happy New Year! In my new series of articles for 2020 I want to explore how to use plants over the year. For success in the garden it really is best to have a planting plan as part of your garden design. Then working with nature and the seasons will ensure the plants selected can thrive. Here are a few things to be thinking about for the New Year. Bare root is a great way to buy nursery stock during the winter. The plants are lifted from the ground and delivered without a pot. When planning the structural layout of a garden design I will consider hedge positions to delineate space, tree and rose positions. All these plants and many more are available bare root. This is how in generations past plants were supplied. Generally speaking the plants will also be cheaper leaving more in the budget for flouncy flowery herbaceous perennials, some of which can also be available bare root too. With a good planting plan as part of your garden design all this can be planned in advance. Root balled is another way of buying plants during the winter months. This, as the name suggests, is where the roots have been wrapped up into a ball. I like to use root balled shrubs in my planting plans as it is a great way to plant larger more cost effective plants. The end of last year I used many root balled shrubs in my last large project of the year and this really helped boost the maturity of the newly planted garden. Plants such as Corylus, Elaeagnus, Ilex, Kolkwitzia, Prunus, Taxus

and Viburnum all went in as root balls. Trees are also available as root balls too and help offer an instant feeling of maturity to a newly planted space. Planting p9’s is worth considering for hardy perennials. A p9 is a small pot size that hardy perennials can be bought in. We are so conditioned to buying 1 litre or 2 litre pot size hardy perennials but all the plant has been doing is filling the space in the pot when really it needs to be in the ground. In my experience if the ground has been prepared with organic compost smaller plants will grow away quickly as the soil temperature rise in the spring and easily fill the space. It comes back to working with nature to get the best results. If all the elements have been planned out then the planting will be a success. Bulb planting is a good way to introduce drifts of colour into the garden. This does require careful planning in the planting design as traditionally bulbs are available in the Autumn. Naturalising daffodils in grass can produce a lovely effect, but remember to put a note in the diary to order the bulbs in late summer for autumn delivery. It can be difficult to set out the plants in a new scheme knowing that some of the items will not be available until a later date. The best way to overcome this is by marking out the positions with a cane so that you allow the space. This way you will still have space to fit the Alliums or tulips into the layout despite potentially a season’s growth. One of my earliest professional

gardening memories is being sent out with a sack of daffodils by the head gardener to plant up a glade. I threw the bulbs out by hand and planted them where they fell. The effect in the spring was awesome.

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Specialist pruning to make space for new planting needs to be considered at the correct time of year. Winter is a busy time in the garden for pruning deciduous shrubs before the spring. Regenerative pruning where you cut into the old wood to reinvigorate shrubs in a neglected garden can be very beneficial. Structural pruning of Wisteria, vines and climbing roses will help set the scene for planting beneath. If you are thinking of making changes to your garden this year why not plan over the winter to implement in the spring and to enjoy this summer!

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royston Runners Have you ever wanted to run? If so, then this is the programme for you! Our fun and friendly leaders from Royston Runners will teach you how to run with people of a similar ability. Our new adults and absolute beginners ‘Learn to Run - Couch to 5k’ 10 week course starts on

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Saturday 4th January at 2pm for approximately 1 hour. Free and open to all (under 18s must be accompanied). Meet at Therfield Heath at 1.45pm to register.

Saturday 4th January, 2pm, Heath Sports Club, Baldock Road, Royston, SG8 5BG

Age UK Hertfordshire Age UK Hertfordshire is an independent local charity working to alleviate loneliness and isolation, reduce poverty and build resilience for older people in Hertfordshire. They run a number of services in North Herts including Day Centres and their very popular Visiting Scheme. The scheme matches older people with carefully matched volunteers who visit them weekly to chat and provide some extra company. Many older people feel vulnerable going out alone and so our Volunteers make a real difference to people like Rae, ‘I like to be outside doing things, going to the shops or just sitting outside having a coffee, we have the most beautiful park

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Got a New Years Resolution? Make that your long term goal. Break it down in to medium and short term goals, so you can monitor your progress and reward yourself accordingly. Short term goals are anything from daily to monthly. Medium term goals should be achievable in 3 to 6 months. Try this and your long term goal will be completed in a year.

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Body Control and Pilates Institute Teacher Classes Beginning in January Monday Improvers 9.25am & 10.30am Intermediate 6.55pm & 8pm Tuesday Improvers 9.25am & 10.35am Beginners 6.30pm Intermediate 7.20pm & 8.15pm Wednesday Intermediate 9.30am Beginners 10.45am Intermediate 6.30pm & 7.20pm Beginners 8.30pm

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Greneway School, Royston – Tues, Thurs & Sats Icknield Primary School, Sawston – Mon & Weds 7pm NEW STRENGTH 60 CLASS – Melbourn Village College – Weds 7.15pm Visit, or email,

nearby, and we often go there and share an afternoon tea. We talk about family, world news and politics.’

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Royston In Blue: Highest Fundraiser Freebooters sTAG WALKERS The committee are over the moon to announce this year’s highest fundraiser, Phillida Shaw with a magnificent total of £2,010.00.

the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their The committee had great pleasure cancer treatment and beyond, they in presenting Phillida with a do this through their Trophy and a voucher for two expert nurses, support teams, people for Sunday Lunch, kindly and hospital units and they are donated by the Fox and Hounds the only UK charity dedicated to in Barley. In total an absolutely providing this specialised nursing phenomenal £18,731.02 was care and support - Together, we raised by Royston in Blue from the yearly event in aid of Teenage can reach every young person Cancer Trust who are the only UK facing cancer. charity that puts young people in

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We meet on the last Sunday of every month at a pub in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Cambridgeshire.

Stag Walkers is a friendly and sociable walking group aimed at people in their 20s and 30s which offers a variety of walks and social events in Herts/Beds/Cambs.

We walk a circular walk back to the same pub for a well deserved Sunday lunch. The group has weekends away during the year with longer stays in the summer.

This winter, Stag Walkers are joining Ramblers groups across the UK in inviting people to join them for the Festival of Winter Walks. The walks will give everyone the chance to enjoy magical winter landscapes in good company, meet new friends and relax, stress-bust and unwind.

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Meridian Triathlon Club Just voted ‘Eastern Region Triathlon Club of the Year’, our small friendly club will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this spring.

The club provides regular swimming, cycling and running sessions throughout the year as well as a variety of social events. Based in Melbourn, most training sessions start either here or in Royston. You don’t have to be an Olympic champion to join us, just keen to have a go. The club has members at all levels and triathlon distances, with ages spanning five decades. So if you fancy a new challenge for 2020, or are a seasoned triathlete looking for a friendly local club, visit our website:


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My Local Life... Virginia Partridge

Virginia offers a mobile professional foot care service, visiting your home in Royston or most of the surrounding villages to take care of your feet and foot problems. The Listing caught up with her to hear more about the person behind the business. Where do you live? I have lived in this area for 27 years including in Bassingbourn, Buntingford and Whaddon. It’s a great place to settle and raise a family. What do you love about your work? The service I provide ranges from treating minor disorders, nail cutting and foot complaints to more serious and disabling problems. I love that every patient is different, and I have met and cared for hundreds of local people. I am lucky to work and drive around in this attractive location. It’s always a pleasure to see familiar patients and to put new ones at ease making them comfortable and keeping them mobile. It is very satisfying when patients express their gratitude following successful treatment. I enjoy being my own boss and running an independent business. Working flexibly in patients’ homes gives me the freedom to work around my family and other commitments. I am privileged to do work I enjoy, that feels worthwhile and I would like to thank my patients, some of whom have been with me for years, for making this possible. What is your most valued possession? My health - I think you appreciate and value your health more as you get older. I don’t

always do the right things but I do try to take a responsible approach towards my own well being and adopt healthy habits. I do believe that tomorrow’s health depends on today’s choices. My desert island must have possession... I guess I would have to say a decent pair of sharp nail clippers.

I love the twinkly lights to brighten the dark nights but all the baubles etc kind of add clutter. It’s good to get them in the loft and me back into my work routine following the hurly burly of Christmas.

What’s your favourite local place to eat? We have a diverse range of good eating establishments around here. Supporting local business is important to me, being able to walk to the village pub for a good meal is a bonus of where I live.

What is the best thing that has happened to you recently? I have found a wonderful person (in the Listing) to clean my oven. It sparkled like new in time to cook the Xmas dinner and saved me from a messy job that I really don’t like doing and I am not very good at.

What was the last book you read? ‘The New Silk Roads’ by Peter Frankopan. I was fascinated by his first book on the Silk Roads which helped me understand bits of history I never covered at school. This more contemporary book reminds us what a profoundly interconnected world we live in today. What makes you happy? Sunshine. Sharing joy and laughter. What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday? I usually go to an exercise class to kick start my day then have a coffee and chat with my class buddies afterwards. Then followed by shopping and catching up on the chores so I can have the evening to relax with family and friends. What are you looking forward to most this month? New Years Eve celebrations with the start of a new decade, the roaring 20’s all over again maybe and then putting the decorations away.

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Chinse New Year kicks off this January 25th; this year being the Year of the ‘Rat’.

The Barkway Players are back with their 28th annual pantomime!

According to myth, Chinese New Year started when an old man, Yanhuang, proclaimed he would protect a village against a mythical beast named Nian. The Nian would eat villagers, especially children, in the middle of the night. Yanhuang set off firecrackers and put up red papers and to the relief of the villagers, the Nian did not return. The villagers assumed that the old man was a deity who had come to save them.

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Now, Chinese New Year is celebrated with family at an annual reunion meal. After dinner, many go to local temples to pray for a prosperous year ahead and then at midnight, firecrackers and fireworks are set loose. The whole celebrations last for about 23 days, so why not get yourself involved?

Toad in a Hole, Friday 7th February at 8pm and Saturday 8th February at 2pm & 8pm, Barkay Village Hall, SG8 8BS

How do you relax? Way too easily. A good book, music and a G&T always helps. Four people you would invite to dinner? Bruce Springsteen so we can rock on after eating. Graham Norton to bring out the best in each guest and facilitate the flow of conversation. Hans Rosling (sadly no longer with us) a hopeful fact man to tell us why things are better than we think they are. A chef to cook, well it’s my night off; Nigella would do and will bring additional feminine charm to the party. Could I sneak in my two young adult offspring as well please, they would enjoy the food! What inspirational quote sums you up Be kind whenever possible, It is always possible Dalai Lama

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royston Complementary Health Centre & Studio Classes In 2020, Royston Complementary Pilates with Sally Parker on Health Centre and Studio enters its Mondays commencing 6th 23rd year. January – 30th March Situated in Royston’s Market Pilates with Charley Taylor Bull square it now hosts three floors on Mondays and Tuesdays from of therapy rooms and exercise 6th January – 30th March studio space. In 1997, the concept Pilates with Janice Stockton on originally based on the practice Wednesday evenings from 8th of osteopath, Ian Collinge was to January – 1st April bring Complementary therapies within easy reach of local people. Tai Chi with Liz Welch on RCHC is a busy place, home to Saturday mornings from 11th numerous registered and fully January – 21st March insured practitioners and teachers. Hypnobirthing with Jane This year there are a number of Wallington on Friday evenings classes on offer, ranging from yoga from 3rd January – 24th January to hypnobirthing. Come along and see what all the fuss is about! PLUS weekly Meditation and Hatha yoga classes with Carole pregnancy yoga classes Richardson on Mondays, 01763 247440 • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6th January – 30th March Sivananda yoga with Aline Lemos on Saturday mornings commencing 11th January – 28th March Traditional yoga with Jo Duffin on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7th January - 31st March

Royston PRegnancy Club New informative, monthly social pregnancy club aims to empower mums to be and build a community.

Local doula, Jane Wallington and private midwife, Cecile Davidson, are on a mission to bring together local mummies to be, in order to create a community for fun learning, sharing, friendships, support and more. “Being pregnant is a time of great transformation for women and the unknown can create a lot of fear and anxiety.

information that will empower them throughout their journey into birth and becoming a parent. Cecile and I will be on hand to welcome the mums and facilitate a warm and welcoming club.” Each month will carry a theme to discuss around and our experts will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have.

Historically, women would congregate in circles and spend much time together, however, today in our modern society, we’re Members will also receive free goodies and access into the lacking this particularly type of exclusive ‘Royston Wellmamas’ community. group. As pregnancy and birth workers, Drinks and food will be available we see the many problems that this can cause, such as isolation, to buy at The Old Bull Inn. lack of education and confidence, For more information, you can and perinatal depression. So, we have started a brand new and exciting monthly club for expectant mums to meet in a relaxed, safe and extremely useful space, where they can build friendships, whilst sharing

follow the ‘Royston Pregnancy Club’, or contact Jane via email: or phone 07772 102792

Osteopathy | Acupuncture | Podiatry | Sports Massage | Pilates | Yoga | Meditation | Reflexology | Baby Massage | Hypnotherapy | Baby Yoga | Hypnobirthing | Herbalism | Reiki | Nutritional Therapy | Aromatherapy | Tai Chi | Counselling

For our class timetable visit our website

Contact us today to book a treatment or class on 01763 247440

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Happy New Business YEar Here are eight New Year’s resolutions to help you to strike a better work-life balance and increase your business success. 1. Learn to delegate and do more of it You don’t have to do everything yourself. Let someone else do some of the tasks for a change. Delegation is the key to a healthy work-life balance. 2. Promote your business regularly and consistently Don’t let promotion slip to the bottom of the list. If you want to attract new customers, you have to make promotion a priority. 3. Make business planning a weekly event Business planning lets you take stock of what worked and what didn’t, set new goals and adjust old ones. Set aside time each week to review, fine-tune, and look forward. InT ACCA Registered accountancy practice Services we offer Company accounts and tax returns Sole trader accounts and tax returns Bookkeeping & VAT Tax advice and planning Finance training Part time Finance Director/Controller Specialist in property and construction and so much more.

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5. Give back to your community Make this the year that you serve on a committee, be a mentor, a volunteer, or make regular donations to the community groups that try to make the place you live better. 6. Join a new business organisation or networking group There’s nothing like talking to other business people for sparking new ideas, refining old ones, and making contacts. Whatever group you join, making an effort to be a part of it will revitalise you and your business. 7. Put time for yourself on your calendar All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical disaster – write time regularly into your diary to ‘meet with yourself’.

4. Learn something new

8. Set realistic goals

Learning something new will add to your skills and add a new dimension to your life—another important part of achieving a healthy work-life balance and increasing your business success.

Here’s to a happy and profitable new year!

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Are you considering a dna test? This month I have not included any photos, because as we all know we all have relations that look like other relations. Even distant relations can sometimes look uncannily alike. This has always been so, and we now understand it is our DNA that has been passed down from our ancestors. What has become common in the last couple of years though is the taking of a DNA test (usually with a cheek swab, or a sample of spit), that will give an insight into our distant past, and show from what parts of the world our ancestors derived.

to ‘connect’ you with other users from around the world that share your genes…and of course are distant cousins. A price reduction in the lead up to Christmas this year may well have made the difference to us, so we have decided to take the plunge and are looking forward to spitting into a test-tube soon.

We have decided to use Ancestry DNA, who are connected to who are our online resource of choice. I will happily share the ‘general’ information when it Some companies offer genetic arrives, and this will hopefully health reports, but most are be added to the Listing Website designed to pinpoint the migration of your ancestors over together with this article generations. All very interesting, in due course. but of what use is it to us interested in family research? Written by David Waters And are they just harvesting our information for later medical David and Debra Waters run a Family Tree Research business, use. offering a low-cost entry into this As genealogists we had fascinating pastime. previously been rather sceptical in its accuracy and use, but as the database increases, some of the companies are now able | 01763 248447 2001 The Listing Royston January 2020.indd 27

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Business To Business Networking Royston is a hub of activity with a vibrant small business community. Working for a company? Working from home? You can be sure of a warm welcome, friendship and networking opportunities at a range of business networking groups. Each offers something different, so why not make 2020 the year to get involved with the business community. Find out more in our online directory at,

Baldock Network Group

A structured but relaxed networking meeting that brings local business together. Run by local family charity Home-Start Herts. £12 members / £15 non-members which includes breakfast, membership £10 per month which goes to charity. Held every other Tuesday at The Orange Tree, Baldock. 7-9am. Babble - Business Growth Club

Hands on supportive group for women who run (or are setting up) their own business. Held on the second Monday of the month, 7.3010pm at The Banyers House Hotel, Melbourn Street, Royston, Herts, SG8 7BZ.

Royston & District Chamber of Commerce

A representative group for businesses in Royston and the surrounding area who wish to increase the commercial prosperity of the town and its members. Meetings held bi-monthly.

Julia Brooks, 01763 877110

Royston Business Breakfast Club

An informal business breakfast networking event held on the third Friday monthly, venues alternate, The Old Bull Inn and The Jolly Postie Royston, 7.30am – 9am.

Julia Brooks, 01763 877110

Jayne Bratton 07764 657576

Royston Business Network

Coffee & Connect

Dave Winkworth, 07961 590154

Meet other business people to find suppliers and customers. Held every Thursday, 7.30 -9am at The Heath, Royston, SG8 5BG

An informal business networking event. Free to all members of the Royston Chamber of Commerce and £3 for non-members. Held on the first Friday monthly, 10.30-11.30am at The Jolly Postie, Royston, 2 John St, Royston SG8 5AY

Julia Brooks, 01763 877110

Melbourn Business Association

A lively networking group. Held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30am at Sheene Mill, Melbourn, SG8 6DX

Wine Down Wednesday

Formerly Friday Fizz, The Listing is pleased to launch ‘Wine Down Wednesday’, taking place at either The Jolly Postie or Banyers House on the last Wednesday, monthly, between 5.30-7pm.

Sharon Windebank, 01763 248447

Kimmi Crosby, 07976 228377 or 01763 223223

Wildlife trust Half Price Sale! At a time when global environmental problems can seem insurmountable, for anyone making a New Year’s resolutions to try and make a difference, the Wildlife Trust are offering half-price membership throughout January.

Wildlife Trust Mindful Wintry Wander, Trumpington Meadows

Mindful walking and nature connection have the power to revive on cold dark days, with much evidence of the benefits of getting outdoors for physical and mental health. Join Claire Each member receives Local Thompson, author of Mindfulness Wildlife magazine (the children’s of the Natural World and Becky version is Wildlife Watch) three Green, Wildlife Trust Senior Ranger times a year, information on at Trumpington Meadows, for events, local groups, walks, talks guided mindful walks at the reserve via newsletters – but the biggest this month. Walks will include benefit of all is knowing that local guided mindfulness practices and wildlife in the area, and all the conservation work involved, will be periods of silent walking bringing helped and maintained. There are a opportunities to engage senses variety of memberships, from child and connect with ourselves and winter wildlife wonders on the to adult to families, so please visit for reserve. Tea and biscuits will be available to warm up at the end! more information. £5 per person, for booking contact Fascinating Fungi Wildlife clairethompson@mindfulness-ofTrust Talk An introduction to mycology with Saturday 11th January, 10.30amPeter Walker of Hunts Flora & 12pm, Sunday 26th Jan, Fauna Society: illustrated talk on 3-4.30pm Trumpington Meadows, these diverse organisms which Grantchester Road CB2 9LH often only appear transiently and spend most of their life hidden away.

£3 per person; call 07775 365507 for bookings. Wednesday 8th January, 7.30-9.30pm, Brampton Memorial Centre, PE28 4TB

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The Listing Presents: Wine Down Wednesday Formerly Friday Fizz, The Listing is pleased to launch ‘Wine Down Wednesday’, taking place at either The Jolly Postie or Banyers House on the last Wednesday, monthly, between 5.30-7pm. Come and join us for an after work drink and network with local businesses and organisations and create

new businesses connections in a relaxed and informal environment. Simply buy a drink from the bar and come and join the group. Look out for our dates for the year ahead at Next meeting: Wednesday 29th January, 5.30-7pm at The Jolly Postie, Royston

Royston French Language Meetup Practise your French in a The Banyers often friendly and relaxed environment kindly put out some - all levels are welcome! nibbles for during the Hosted at the Banyers House in Royston, this meetup offers a great opportunity to brush up on your French skills and meet likeminded people. Don’t be shy - say hello and start chatting (in French, of course!) The meetup is free to attend but if you want to support Stefania and Rob there is an optional contribution (£1 suggested) to help cover their costs

event, so if you have any allergies then please get in touch ASAP. For full details and to RSPV, please visit FrenchMeetup0120

Wednesday 29th January, 7pm, Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7BZ

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Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC Churches Together in Royston & District 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 Methodist Church Royston Parish 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


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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 Guide Hut, Royston 01763 662904 Guilden Morden Village Hall Litlington Recreation Centre 01763 852551 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01763 448099 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Melbourn Community Hall 01763 261171 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

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Abington Pigotts Village Hall 01763 853257 Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell Village Hall 01462 742913 Ashwell URC Church Hall 01462 742757 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 848992



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Royston Library


Heidi Allen MP 020 7219 5091 Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire Sir Oliver Heald QC MP 01462 486074 Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire


Ashwell Dental Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite

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J. Oliver Radley

01763 273300


Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell


Barkway VA C of E First School Barley VC First School Bassingbourn Primary School Bassingbourn Village College Chrishall C of E (Aided) Primary Freman College Fowlmere Primary School Guilden Morden C of E Primary Icknield Walk First School Melbourn Village College Melbourn Primary School Meldreth Primary School King James Academy Petersfield Primary School, Orwell Reed First School Roman Way First School St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Steeple Morden Primary School Studlands Rise First School Tannery Drift School Therfield First School Thriplow C of E


National Rail Enquiries 24-hours Royston & District Community Transport


Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies (Water supplies and sewerage) Electricity mergency (National Grid) Gas Emergencies (National Grid)


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

01763 242221 01763 245059 01763 262696

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

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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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A new year, new start…. …the best time for new beginnings is now! Are you thinking of moving this New Year? Or do you have a property for sale or rent? Our ongoing success means that we require more properties to sell and let. Call us today on 01763 259888 to book a FREE, no obligation market appraisal.

Bassingbourn £320,000

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Meldreth £1,300 pcm

Royston £495 pcm

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