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The Pasque flower, Anemone pulsatilla is one of the most Thursday 11th spectacular of the flowers you will April find on the Heath. Around Eastertime the best surviving concentration of this plant in Britain can be seen flowering on Church Hill, accessed via Fox Covert on Therfield Heath. They are currently out in bloom, and they provided the inspiration for our front covers this month from local photographer Bex Iles.

Day Trips & Special Events DAY TRIPS FROM ROYSTON

April also marks the start of marathon season and we’re proud to share details of many of our local inspirational runners who are running - including our very own Sharon who is undertaking her second London marathon in aid of GOSH. Our #TLMs focus on the great outdoors and Springtime pursuits, as the weather is getting nicer and the evenings getting longer we hope that you too are able to find the time to enjoy all that our local area has to offer. Keep an eye out for out team mentions and let us know how you’ll be making the most of your Spring.

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The Listing Mentions


Out & About: Coombes Community Centre


Spotlight On: Arthur Rank


Hidden Royston


My Local Life: Sally Stone


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


What’s On


Think Garden, Think Richard


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


Our Contributors: Richard Arnott, Julian Berry, Tallulah Le Fey, Kim Fletcher, Bex Iles, Chris Lee, Royston Museum Photographer: Clive Porter


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9 Apr Kew Gardens & Palace – Spring Bulbs £36.00 11 Apr Windsor Castle £42.50 11 Apr Windsor £23.00 13 Apr Canterbury £26.00 17 Apr Bury St Edmunds Market Day £19.00 19 Apr Peterborough Antiques Fair £30.00 24 Apr Boundary Mills & Downtown Shopping £24.50 28 Apr York £33.00 2 May Wisley Gardens & Spring Craft Fair £36.00 3 May Horsedrawn Boat Trip – Kennet & Avon Canal £42.00 4 May Melton Mowbray (Optional Cheese Fair) £22.50 6 May Chatham Dockyard £38.00 6 May Sweeps Festival – Rochester £22.00 7 May National Memorial Arboretum £25.00 10 May Beth Chatto Garden £39.00 11 May Bruges £53.00 12 May Malvern Spring Festival £49.00 14 May Teapots and Windmills – Inc Lunch £54.00 16 May Stody Lodge Gardens & Cream Tea £34.00 17 May National Flower Show £30.00 21 May Melton Mowbray & Rutland Cruise £32.00 22 May Highgate Cemetery & Kenwood House £38.00 23 May Chelsea Flower Show – Afternoon entry £65.00 25 May Chelsea Flower Show – Day entry £88.00 1 Jun Houses of Parliament Guided Tour £39.50 Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 25 Apr Phantom of the Opera – Inc Lunch – Matinee £68.00 30 Apr Michael Ball – London Palladium £95.00 5 May Rip it Up – Matinee £65.00 8 May Come From Away – Matinee £65.00 8 May Man of La Mancha – Matinee £67.50 16 May School of Rock – Matinee £67.50 16 May Mamma Mia – Matinee £55.00 16 May Man of La Mancha – Evening £67.50 16 May Rip It Up – Evening £65.00 14 Jun Cinderella – English National Ballet – RAH £95.00 14 Jul Here Come The Boys – Matinee £78.00 24 Jul Motown – Milton Keynes – Matinee £62.00 25 Jul On Your Feet – Matinee £65.00 14 Aug Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Mat £70.00 17 Aug Jesus Christ Superstar – Matinee £75.00 24 Aug Wicked – Matinee £65.00 29 Aug Evita – Regents Park Theatre Matinee £79.00 29 Aug The Ilusionists – Matinee £62.00 4 Sep The Lion King - Matinee £65.00 25 Sep 9 to 5 The Musical – Milton Keynes Mat £58.00 24 Oct Fiddler on the Roof – Matinee £80.00 18 Nov Tina The Musical – Evening £65.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 6 May Warners Holme Lacy 5 Days £465 8 May Sidmouth & South Devon 6 Days £575 13 May Pennine Explorer 5 Days £425 27 May The Severn Valley 5 Days £430 2 Jun Liverpool & Manchester Ship Canal 5 Days £425 6 Jun Chatsworth Flower Show 3 Days £290 10 Jun Warners Cricket St Thomas 5 Days £495 15 Jun Eastbourne 8 Days £599 8 Jul Gardens & Trains of Wales 5 Days £445 21 Jul Northumbrian Castles & Gardens 5 Days £435 Price per person sharing a twin/double. Single supplements may apply

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As we are heading into Spring and the weather is starting to look brighter our #TLM’s this month are focusing on Spring Activites. We are sharing some of our favourite ways to spend time outdoors and making the most of the Spring season.

Spending just a little time outdoors is great for the mind. Even if you feel like you haven’t got the time, which sometimes is hard to do in our busy lives, stepping away for a while is hugely benefical. There are plenty of parks around Royston and the Villages, these are perfect for even just an hour outdoors. Priory Memorial Gardens in Royston gives you the option to bring the children and have fun in the park or sit on the grass just to relax. With the splash park due to open in the Summer it makes for a perfect (free!) day out.

Wimpole Estate is another gorgeous outdoor space just down the road from us. You can walk the grounds for free, or the gardens are well worth a visit, and for the energetic people amongst us, join in with the Park Runs taking place at the weekends. Of course we couldn’t go without mentioning the beautiful outdoor space we have in Therfield Heath, and with the blooming of the Pasque Flowers in April it is a must visit in the Spring, whether you go on the walk, use the Heath for outdoor sports or walking your little furry friends. If you are finding it hard to step away make use of your own garden. From gardening to sitting outside with a drink, all is beneficial to the mind and soul.

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move around to avoid the coldest weather, Royston Tapestry Scene Two moving south The Ice Age when it froze This month we’re taking a over and closer look at the second heading north when the ice scene of the Royston Tapestry. melted. Our first scene took us back The types of animals roaming 64 million years. Now, take a massive jump forwards to just around included mammoths 2 million years ago! From then and hyenas. Our distant relatives would have been on to around 11,000 years ago, high alert in order to protect the world was in an ice age (in scientific circles, it’s known themselves and others from as the Pleistocene epoch). As the most dangerous animals. you might guess by the name, The stitched scene shows there was a lot of ice about. So a cold, bleak landscape much ice that sometimes most and that’s pretty much what of the UK and parts of Europe it would have been like. At would have been covered in places the ice was around a layer of it. There were some 3 km (1.8 miles) thick! No warmer times during the ice wonder people were forced to age which meant less ice move away to warmer areas. covering the land. Feeling chilly? No human remains have been found but other evidence suggests people were in Britain 950,000 years ago. So, our ancestors lived through these ice ages and would have needed to

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Royston Cave reopens for summer Royston Cave is reopening for a brand new season! In the company of our expert guides, take an unmissable tour and explore this unique, world famous heritage site. Learn about the cave’s secret past and delve into the mysterious world of the Templars. Royston Cave is an enigma. No records of its age or purpose exist. Some theories suggest it was used by the Knights Templar, others by King James I and the Freemasons. Discovered by accident in 1742, Royston Cave has continued to baffle visitors for centuries. Man-made and beehive shaped; the cave is cut 25ft into the chalk that underlies Royston’s ancient crossroad, Ermine Street and Icknield Way. Some suggest it is also the site where two ley-lines meet. It is believed that the ley-lines are a powerful source of healing energy and that the cave has been a sacred site for thousands of years.

The cave contains an extensive range of wall carvings representing the Crucifixion, the Holy Family and several saints including St Katherine, St Laurence and St Christopher. Elsewhere are figures of a horse and an Earth Goddess, believed to be Pagan symbols for fertility. Beside the carvings, the cave was found containing a human skull and fragments of a drinking vessel. 20th April - 28th September Open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday (including Wednesdays in August). For tour times, ticket prices and visitor information visit

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Out & About... Coombes Community Centre Royston’s only community centre in Burns Road has recently had some major improvements. Inside the building a platform lift has been installed which means there is access to all areas of the centre for everyone. In particular, the upstairs conference and meeting rooms and office can now be reached easily by anyone with a wheelchair, pushchair or difficulty climbing the stairs. All the toilets have been refurbished and the Rainbow Playgroup has a new floor and kitchen units as well. The free car park for users of the centre is vastly expanded and will now hold 3 times the number of cars than before. There will be bike racks, spaces for disabled drivers and motorbikes. The infrastructure is in place for an electric car charging point if the demand arises in the near future. New LED and energy saving lights have been fitted in and outside the centre. The large grass play area at the back will now be fenced so it will be a safe area for parties to use in the summer, and will also enhance the facilities for the playgroup. The improvements have been largely funded by grants from North Hertfordshire District Council and the Brian Racher Trust. But to cover the day-to-day costs of running the centre the only income is from hiring rooms. So the centre must continue

to be used by the community to remain a benefit for the area. At the moment it is gloriously busy, but there is always room for more groups and more improvements. The centre is run by voluntary Trustees who operate the centre for the benefit of the local community of Royston and the surrounding area. Many people have a fixed idea of what a community centre might be like inside but Coombes Community Centre is bright, light, clean and modern with free wi-fi and rooms of all sizes and prices. It is run by the Royston Community Association (RCA), a registered charity, which can offer encouragement and practical assistance to anyone wishing to start up new activities for the community. There are exciting plans for the near future with all the window frames being replaced this coming financial year and the following year a new hall floor. An ambitious expansion plan has always been part of the centre’s future and this could still come

to fruition with sufficient funding. The centre could offer a huge hall suitable for large gatherings of 500 people, rooms for a possible community radio station or maybe even a ten pin bowling alley with café and games room. The RCA Trustees are pushing forward the developments to take advantage of the increased population of Royston and to make the centre a credit to the town as well as being useful to as many of the residents as possible. A new website is on the way, but while that is in progress the latest information is available on Facebook and you can follow the centre on Twitter. So why not come and see for yourself what we have to offer. Contact Gillian Morland or Carol Fossick in the office on 01763 248081 or email

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Spotlight On... Arthur Rank Hospice charity Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is inviting walkers to dust off their crimpers, grab their leg warmers and give their Saturday night the disco fever, at their annual memory walk. Star Shine Night Walk will go retro with a 1980s theme on Saturday 18th May. This year’s fun-filled walk will start at 8pm. Walkers take on a 6.5 or 10 mile route taking in Cambridge’s most historical streets and countryside, which starts and finishes at the Shelford Rugby Club. Emma Thong from Cambridge took part with 8 others last year as part of ‘Team Louise’ in memory of her sister-in-law. Collectively the family-team raised over £1000 for the Hospice. She said: “Going through the finish line at the end was tearful. It was kind of like an end. But it was good: the feeling and the ambiance and everything. At one point some people behind us were singing cheery songs. We were saying after about how nice it was that people were happy and I think that everyone felt the same way. We’d all been kind of there and knew what it’s like and we were just all supporting each other.” The popular annual event is one

services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from commissioned income whilst the Charity relies on the local community to contributes the remainder, by raising funds in a whole host of different ways, including taking part in events like Star Shine Night Walk. Registration costs £17.50 per person, which includes your t-shirt, medal, and refreshments (celebratory hot drinks and bacon or veggie rolls at the finish line!). To register to take part as an individual or with a group of friends, family or colleagues, please visit

of Arthur Rank Hospice flagship fundraisers, helping to support people in Cambridgeshire living with a lifelimiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. The Hospice’s services are provided free of charge to patients and their families; the aim is to provide the highest quality care, helping them to make every moment count. 3600 patients are cared for each year across the Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. The care and support provided by the Inpatient Unit, Day Therapy and Hospice at Home teams is practical, holistic and tailored to the individual. Programmes may include psychological support, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitative support, counselling, bereavement and spiritual support. For more information about the Hospice call 01223 675888 or visit As a charity, the Hospice needs to secure £8.1 million every year to deliver its

delicious cakeand help us to raise awareness Can you help us? and funds We’re Christine Brown and Jane to send your Wallington, two Royston ladies donations to and we’re collecting on behalf of Africa. Why not Smalls for All, a Scottish Charity bring your donation of pants which collects and distributes (and bras) too? underwear to help women and You can donate underwear- new children in Africa. They help pants (for children aged 3-15 or those living in orphanages, ladies size 8-14), new bras and slums, IDP camps and gently worn bras to Africa, at schools, as well as providing any time- by taking them to one underwear to hospitals to help of the following drop off points: those suffering from medical conditions like obstetric fistula. • Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock Street, Here in the UK, we tend to have Royston, SG8 5AY easy access to underwear and • Cornichon Café, Corn take it for granted, but in many Exchange, Royston, SG8 9JR more remote or poorer parts of • Fairhaven, 102 Old North Africa, that’s far from the case. Underwear is a luxury that many Road, Bassingbourn, SG8 5JR people just can’t afford or it isn’t Before Friday 3rd May 2019

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NEWS FROM OUR CLUBS & SOCIETIES... Royston and the surrounding villages are a hive of activity. We are incredibly fortunate to have a wealth of clubs and societies within our town and villages, covering a wide range of interests - from arts to sports, adventure to support.

Meridian men’s keep Fit club Meets every Monday 7.30 - 9.30pm in

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:

WI pm

The Royston WI pm Group warmly welcomes visitors at their meetings at 1.30pm on the second Thursday of each Meridian School Gym, Royston. We are month in Fellowship Hall next to the Royston a friendly, welcoming group of men who Picture Palace. Our ladies enjoy a variety train together for general fitness. After a of interests and we organise a range of good warm up we play basketball, do activities through out the year. You can some circuit training and complete the choose to learn Ukelele and play for local evening with indoor football and volleyball. groups, discuss books, explore our local We have no real age requirements but villages on a weekly walk and work on craft generally range from late 30s to whenever! projects. We have theatre visits, coffee Membership is kept to a level that fits the mornings, pub lunches and afternoon teas. gym and we currently have some vacancies We have excellent educational opportunities for new members who would like to keep fit at the WI Denman College and are while playing indoor sports. entertained and enlightened by professional For more information and to arrange a taster speakers. In April our fun competition is an arrangement of Spring flowers. session please contact Martin Gouldthorpe on 07930 922138 If you would like to know more ring: Eunice, 01763 231658 or Jean, 01763 245958

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Our speaker this month was Frances Benton who spoke about “A Passion for Pearls”. Her love of pearls began in childhood when she was given her grandma’s necklace. After retiring Frances started a business producing jewellery. Frances lives in France for 6 months of the year and for the rest tours the UK giving talks. We learnt that there are three types of pearls. These are natural pearls, which are rare and expensive. Cultured pearls, which are, produced on farms, are real pearls but reasonably priced. Simulated pearls are much cheaper.Frances had a display of necklaces, earrings and brooches for sale. She donated all profits to charities and has raised over £55,000.

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We all love cheese, so a cheese tasting session to round off our monthly meeting proved extremely popular! International cheese judge John Pearson gave an entertaining account of his career in the food industry plus his top tips about which cheese to buy and how to store it. It came as no surprise that despite the wide variety on offer Cheddar is still the firm favourite. Royston U3A has over 480 members and around 30 interest groups as well as monthly meetings at the Town Hall. Contact Jackie: or 01763 248097

The next meeting will be on April 30th WI AM meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the at 2pm with a talk by Kate Armstrong on month 9.45am at the Market Hill Rooms, Life in the Colonies at Empire’s end: a Royston. Pat Morritt 01763 661627 woman’s role. Doors open at 1.30pm

Guilden Morden Cherubs Cricket Club The sound of willow on leather in many country villages could be heard most weekends throughout the summer. Sadly over the years this is becoming more unlikely. We want to try and revive this village activity and would like your help in re-establishing the Cherubs Cricket Club. We are intending to form a register of those who are interested in playing, maybe not every week, but the greater the number of registered players the easier it should be to form a team. Young and old are welcome. To register your interest email your details including your phone number & email address

Royston Townswomen Guild

“A voyage around Great Britain”

If this headline tempts you to learn more of an entertaining journey come along to our April meeting where a new programme of talks/activities will be revealed. Sneak preview:- Life as a paraplegic, charity work in Romania, a visit to Petra. Tea/cake and a friendly welcome await you on first Tuesday in the month at 1.45pm in Heritage Hall, Town Hall Royston

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During March we had talks by who came to tell us about the museum and the wonderful the following speakers: Royston Tapestry. Veronica Bennet, from the National Trust, told us about We are a thriving club enjoying six of the historical properties speaker meetings, fund raising belonging to the National events, socials and day trips. Trust in Cambridgeshire; New members welcome and the author, Mel Rees talked we meet in the Town Hall about ‘My Family and Other on Monday evenings from Setbacks’, an amusing look 8-10pm. Contact Wendy at the travails of family life and our last speaker was the Pearce on 01763 231381 for further details Curator of Royston Museum

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The next Foxton Men’s do all the Breakfast meeting is Saturday cooking 13th April. and washing up! Your donations Our guest speaker is the go to a charity of the speaker’s Revd. Charity Nzegwu, choice. Minister for Royston Methodist Church, talking about her Saturday 13th April 8.30Easter Message. There is 10.30am a freshly cooked English or Foxton Village Hall CB22 6RN Continental style Breakfast on Contact Tony Garrick: 01763 offer. 221658 or Mark Howard 01223 503377 Ladies welcome - the men

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we live in and that we should try and take care of our town as best we can to preserve for photographer living in Royston future generations.’ and has been documenting her You can view more of Bex’s beautiful hometown in pictures Royston images on instagram for a few years now. at @roystonhertsphotography ‘It’s great when people say to me my photography brings them joy because it’s what I love to do and how I feel about the place. I hope my pictures of Royston and surrounding areas remind those who know the town well what a lovely area Royston Edition April 2019 Issue 164



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Why not venture out for a walk this Easter to see the Pasque Flowers. This route was printed with kind permission of Great Shelford Parish Council (

News from the conservators It was great to host over 70 pupils from Greneway School on March 12th, in what can best be described as awful weather. They walked across much of the eastern side of the site, visiting an assortment of historic monuments (including the oldest one in Hertfordshire) while hearing about subjects as diverse as what we are trying to do to protect ground nesting birds and the fascinating relationship between ants and chalkhill blue butterflies. Please remember that keeping yourself and your dog on pathways at all times will help the ground nesting birds be successful. We ask dogs to be on leads in certain areas because they are the areas where dogs tend to cause the most problems. Please help us look after these declining bird species across the nature reserve while they are trying to breed.

you may inadvertently step on buds that are waiting to open. The public meeting is now planned for 23rd May to open up discussion on car parking, dog walking and the Byelaws which have not been updated since 1989. We have created a new dog exercise area between the Golf & Sports Club to encourage the exercise of dogs here instead of on the Rugby pitches were the constant issue of dog faeces has been causing a great deal of concern and extra work, so we hope people will use it.

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Down the High Street and running Where pubs name streets If they know nothing else about parallel their history, Royston residents to Angel are aware that the town stands Pavement, at the crossroads of two great George Roman roads – Ermine Street Lane is the only cobbled street and Icknield Way. As a result, in Royston and, at the Market Hill end, is the site of the Plough Royston has enjoyed an - Royston’s smallest pub until abundance of pubs through 1928. But the former George the ages - there were 48 inn at the other end is of note in 1900 – refreshing weary for something more serious travellers and their animals – the death in 1733 of James and giving names to many of Blood - killed when the inn’s Royston’s thoroughfares. sign fell on him as drove his The naming of Angel wagon up the High Street. Pavement in the early 1960s Not far away, Sun Hill takes is associated with the Angel its name from the Sun public Inn once located at the High house which stood at the Street end of the current bottom; a building now called precinct, with the former Red Sun Hill Cottage – named Lion Inn at the other. F. John after the hill, not the pub. In a Smith, then a new councillor with the Royston Urban District more contemporary cultural Council, proposed the current connection, Geoff McQueen, name, writing in his ‘A Royston creator of the long-running TV police series ‘The Bill’ claimed Miscellany’: “Apart from it the name of his fictional Sun Hill sounding nicer [than Red Police Station comes from his Lion Court] it calls to mind J.B.Priestley’s famous novel of home town – Royston. that title.” Written by Chris Lee

Spring is in the air, and it’s already feeling like summer is on its way with the lighter mornings and evenings! For me April is very outdoorsy full of fitness, preparing myself for London Marathon and our covers this month have inspired me to take lots of walks over the Heath to see the stunning Pasque flowers which, the majority of the time will involve a circular walk via The Heath Café and Fox and Duck pub, It’s too hard to resist this time of year! And the Heath does have one of the best beer gardens around with amazing views of the sunsets and sunrises!

CADs Performance

star Peter, and a sudden urgent bombing mission CADS contribution to Royston Arts Festival is Terence Rattigan’s over Germany both threaten to throw wartime drama Flare Path. everyone’s lives into turmoil. A story based in part on The Director is Royston’s Rattigan’s own experiences own Brenda Cottis who has in the RAF. It tells of a group appeared recently in Romance of airmen stationed on the is Dead and Pygmalion and Lincolnshire coast and the who has a wealth of drama women in their lives. Bomber experience both locally and in pilot Teddy Graham is Cambridge. celebrating a reunion with his Thursday 25th April 7pm actress wife Patricia at a small Meridian School, Garden Walk hotel, but the arrival of her ex-lover and Hollywood film

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Loving Local Living

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We start the new season 2019 at the Nuthampstead Airfield Museum whose mission is to provide a facility for public education of the 8th Air Force 398th Bomb Group and 55th Fighter Group. Times that the Museum is open April to September, Every second Sunday and last Sunday of every month 10am to 4pm.

Book Review: 101 uses for a Poo bag I read this book with a wry smile on my face; as every dog owner knows, these things get everywhere. Whichever coat I pick up, whichever handbag, I can be sure to reach in and find a bunch of twisted up plastic bags. This little book contains some hugely sensible, practical tips – I have never thought of using the bag as a temporary water bowl or for carrying a wet tennis ball – alongside

the, quite frankly, bonkers suggestions of wearing it as a hat or using it as emergency gift wrap. Sally’s tongue-firmly-in-cheek book is the perfect gift for dog owners everywhere. To buy the book visit: books/101-uses-for-a-poo-bag

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Home & Garden

My Local Life Sally stone

Sally Stone is the proud owner of Homemade @ The Barn in Bassingbourn. The Barn has over 35 unique sellers selling a huge variety of beautiful upcycled, vintage, retro, and handmade items which make for glorious gifts and presents, stunning home accessories or even just treats for yourself. Find out a bit more about Sally and the lady behind the business: Where do you live? I have lived in Wrestlingworth village for nine years and love the community and my friends. Tell us about your business? I setup Homemade @ The Barn on 23rd June 2018, I rent space to 37 people who either hand craft items from felt key bowls to wooden clocks and knitted hats or some people sell vintage, retro or just simply second time around.

by beautiful things created by talented people! Best thing that has happened to you recently? There are many amazing things that have happened in my life, jumping free fall out of a plane from 15,000 feet, travelling round India and Australia, diving with sharks, to name but a few but working for myself hits the top spot as its been a dream for so long. Also, getting my son on the school bus by himself, thats such a big step for him, I feel it deserves a mention What are you looking forward to most this month? I’m really looking forward to Easter. I love everything it represents, the giving of new life, new beginnings, spring and babies and not forgetting family and food.

Having my own business is bloomin’ awesome! I cannot describe how I feel, knowing that I have created this beautiful space. What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt? My most valuable lessons learnt are to be patient, only worry about the things you can change, if it’s out of your control, just let it go. Don’t forget, everyone has the right to be who they want to be, to express themselves and their opinion, and to dress as they wish!

What do you love about your work?

What is your proudest moment?

My love is upcycling furniture, I love taking on new commissions. I sometimes use decoupage too, I find it very therapeutic. I love my job so much and I i cannot class it as work - it’s my passion, my hobby, and I’m surrounded

My proudest moment would be giving birth to my son - with no pain relief! He 07730 496225 or 07387 100455 makes me happy everyday. Life is hard as he is autistic, but we muddle through one day at a time.

Royston Historical Pageant Step back in time to the middle ages and enjoy free entertainment for the entire family at the Royston Historical Pageant, taking place in the Priory Memorial Gardens, Sunday 7th July 10am to 5pm.

mummers plays; medieval dance, music and story telling; falconry and archery.

Volunteers are needed to ensure the Pageant runs safely and is a success. If you are interested in helping, contact volunteers@ The Pageant will provide a fascinating insight into medieval life, including a living Local businesses interested in trading: history encampment with a medieval feast; a procession;

Royston photographic society An exhibition of beautiful photographs are currently on proud display at The Royston Museum.

talented local people.

The exhibition is running until Saturday 18th May during the usual Museum opening hours (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Pop along to Royston Photographic Society’s annual Saturdays 10-4.45pm) exhibition where you Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL can see a wide variety of images by a group of

Family Tree Research

David and Debra run a Family Tree Research business. The accompanying photo is a scan of a tintype or ferrotype image produced in 1892. We have three of these plates of Great Grandfather Edward Cater taken at the seaside. This is the third of the series that includes their first two children.

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Edward was a variously recorded as a Grocer, Cheesemonger or Provisions Dealer during his lifetime. His brother Henry John

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Lemon Polenta Cake Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing. This month I would like to share with you a fresh and zingy lemon cake it is the perfect antidote to all those Chocolate Easter Eggs - if it is indeed possible to have too much chocolate? Coincidentally, this cake happens to be gluten free so happily it is safe for celiacs although it is made with almonds so to be avoided by people with nut allergies.

Preheat the oven to 170° and grease and line either 1 x 20 cms loose bottomed round cake tin or 2 x loaf tins and we are good to start cooking. Lemon Polenta Cake • 200g ground almonds • 100g polenta, dried • 200g butter, room temperature • 200g caster sugar • 3  eggs, from health and happy free running hens

45 minutes to an hour until the mixture has risen slightly and is golden brown in colour. While the cake is cooking zest 2 of the lemons and juice the remaining 3 and half lemons. Add this to the 80g of caster sugar and heat enough only to dissolve the sugar. When you remove the cake from the oven prick the surface all over the cake and pour the lemon juice mixture all over the cake and let it soak in, there may seem to be too much liquid but, trust me, it will soak in! Leave to cool in the tin then store in an airtight container until it is needed.

If you are serving at a dinner party I would suggest polite sized wedges from a round tin with lashing of whipped cream or crème • 1 tsp baking powder fraîche and a few fresh raspberries or blueberries, but if it is something a little • 80g caster sugar less formal you are looking for then a little Begin by creaming the butter and sugar square served with a cup of tea is always together until it becomes pale in colour and well received! I am sorry but I have no idea light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, how long this beauty will keep as once it is do not worry if the mixture curdles slightly discovered in our house it disappears! simply add a spoon of the ground almonds and continue to beat the mixture. Then add Until next time dear reader... the remaining almonds, the Polenta and baking powder. Next stir in the grated zest of one lemon and the juice of half a lemon. Pour the mixture into the tin and place in the center of the oven for approximately • 4 lemons

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Product of the month Chicken with Lemon & Garlic

Simple chicken, but made very special with an RSPCA Freedom Food chicken from Suffolk. Roast with garlic and lemon for an Easter weekend treat and serve with the first new potatoes and lots of fresh vegetables. Delicious!


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Traditional butchers offering great quality free range and local meat, poultry and game, at great value, every day, together with a large range of artisan cheeses, and delicatessen products. And, our renowned home made pies and handmade sausages including the original Royston Banger. Delivery Service into Royston and local villages *Free if into Royston with £25 minimum order

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Markets in April

Orwell Pannier Market

Herts Country Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th March 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston

Outdoor Market

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - approx. 3pm Market Hill, Royston

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th March 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

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

Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 13th March 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

Sandon Farmers’ Market

3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 20th March 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

Royston Market

Mexican and Italian street-food has arrived on Royston Market!

Delicious chicken and pulled pork burritos and quesadillas have already proved popular on Saturday’s, so much so that due to popular demand ‘Mr Taco’ will now work on Wednesday’s. ‘Questione di sapori’ is another new attraction to the market, selling a range of authentic Italian food on Saturday’s. Be sure to visit our regular stall

holders too. Locally sourced meat and poultry, quality fruit and vegetables, a wide variety of cheeses,fresh fish and freshly baked bread are available on both market days. Antiques, golf clubs, bikes and traders selling hardware and stationary are also well worth a visit. If you are thinking of working on the market and have commodities that will complement the existing offer contact the Market Manager on 01763 245484 or markets@

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Home of the Gold Award Home of The Gold Award Winning Winning We cater forSausages all your needs for Celebrated Meldreth Pork Celebrated School and Village Fetes: Minted Lamb Kofta Kebabs 20 for £6.99 Free Gas Barbecue Meldreth 2 for £6 Mix & match BBQ Packs & Heating Trays Hire Pork Burgers, Sausages, Sliced Having a Party at Home or local Venue and need catering Onions, Cheese, Veggie, Sausages Then Call Russell on 01763 Rolls260193 & Baps Fantastic BBQ’s, Spit Roast Hog, Spring Lambs or a Baron of Beef, Slow Roast

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Fri 5th Apr 7.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Sat 6th Apr 3.30pm

The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

Sat 6th Apr 7.30pm

The Favourite (15)

Fri 12th Apr 7.30pm

A Private War (15)

Sat 13th Apr 7.30pm

Instant Family (12A)

Fri 19th Apr 7.30pm

Fighting with My Family (12A)

Sat 20th Apr 7.30pm

Fighting with My Family (12A)

Fri 26th Apr 7.30pm

Captain Marvel (12A)

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p for photographs and drinks on the stroll through hidden gardens. The s a capacity to seat 250 guests and exclusive use for your wedding. Hall have joined Burr Bridal in ge to host a Wedding Fair with ding suppliers attending including phers, caterers, florists and everything d wish for to plan the perfect wedding

12 - 5pm Sunday 28th April with free entrance and parking entrance via Newmarket Road SG8 9NE. Enquires for suppliers wanting a stand please call 07912 866606 and booking enquires for Burloes Hall 07792 910971 viewings prior the wedding exhibition strictly by appointment for more information on Burloes Hall please go to the website or email


photo credits: Photographer Luz Greenhalgh

Hidden in the chalk hills up a tree lined avenue just off of Newmarket Road is a hidden gem Burloes Hall, many Roystonians pass by the entrance every day and see the sign but unless you have attended a wedding or event there in recent years, I doubt you know of its existence. The house itself has been in the same family since 1923 and is a thriving farm estate, family home, and now also boasts one of the best wedding venues in East Anglia. Each April until September a huge pole marquee is erected with the option on balmy summer days to open up the side panels on the marquee to reveal rolling countryside with grazing cattle the views are idyllic plus the stunning house is the perfect backdrop for photographs and drinks on the lawns or stroll through hidden gardens. The venue has a capacity to seat 250 guests and allow you exclusive use for your wedding. Burloes Hall have joined Burr Bridal in Cambridge to host a Wedding Fair with top wedding suppliers attending including photographers, caterers, florists and everything you could wish

for to plan the perfect wedding while the Burloes wedding coordinators take you on a walk around the grounds and talk you through how you can create your day your way. If you have a wedding planned then do come along and meet the very best suppliers sample some canapĂŠs from The Cambridge Fine Dining Company, watch Pinkster Gin create a wedding day cocktail, have a mini facial or a make up and hair trial and see the latest in bridal Gowns being modelled, take a selfie with the magic mirror or feeling brave? ride the bucking bronco on the lawn... The event is open to Brides and Grooms from 12 - 5pm Sunday 28th April with free entrance and parking entrance via Newmarket Road SG8 9NE. Enquires for suppliers wanting a stand please call 07912 866606 and booking enquires for Burloes Hall 07792 910971 viewings prior the wedding exhibition strictly by appointment for more information on Burloes Hall please go to the website or email photo credits: Photographer Luz Greenhalgh

We have a wide selection of items suitable for all events from a small party in your home, a birthday party in your garden, fete and fun days, weddings and all celebrations. We are a family-run business and can provide all items manned by experienced qualified operators.

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burloes hall & burr bridal

Burloes Hall Wedding Fair Burloes Hall, Newmarket Road, Royston SG8 9NE

Sunday 28th April 2019 12 - 5pm

Free parking & entry Over 30 top suppliers in the wedding industry For any enquiries please call 01223 323230

We are the home of the infamous Greenhorne Rodeo bull, the best bull this side of Texas. We are a family-run business and safe fun is our motto. Hire us for that special party, wedding, corporate fun days, group events and celebrations.

Do give us a call or send us an email to discuss your requirements and we can prvide a free quote.

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ke design service, to create one-off designed by you. e watches (buy, sell & part exchange) & clock repairs, including battery es, replacement straps, full servicing & ng. ons for insurance & probate purposes. olding four valuation days throughout this year, by appointment only.


244705 or come in store. (If you are unavailable on the valuation days, let us know so that we can make alternative arrangments for you). We also purchase unwanted gold, silver, platinum, palladium, precious stones, vintage & prestige watches. HC Jewellers & Gold Buying Centre, 8 High Street, Royston, SG8 9AG 01763 244705

Royston Repair Café is getting you ready for summer

Established in 2013 & situated at 8 high street Royston. HC Jewellers Repair Café Get ready for summer! & Gold Buying Centre are a family session Spluttering lawnmower, wonky run jewellers who offer quality wheelbarrow, garden table with Coombes jewellery at competitive prices with Included on your Community a loose leg, silent strimmer? a professional & friendly service. certificates, are Don’t wait to check your sheds Centre Including... On Saturday evening On the evening, Stephen detailed reports and garages for broken items Sunday 4th May, Khandel will tell us more about 28th April 10am-1pm • A vast range of brand new silver & digital photos of your valuable in need of attention. Volunteer light will be delighted their story whilst we sip our broken item now items, for insurance or probate. and gold jewellery, modern & Book in your the next complimentary Royston torepairers welcome at Stephen Pinkster traditional designs. for a free Dates include: Repairfounder Café session are Fever-Tree having tonic andassessment and, Marsh, of with • Pre-loved jewellery, all quality 6th June, where possible a fix at a special focus on helping you Pinkster Gin, to host of course a raspberry and checked & refurbished. 17th July, aget veryready special Gin some fresh mint. After this for the summer. • Wedding & Engagement rings 26th September, Tasting event to be we will be invited to taste can be made to order with an 27th Novemberheld in the Shooting Room on the beautiful various gins and learn extensive range of designs. Cockenach Estate near Barkway. first hand about what If you would like an appointment • Bespoke design service, to dates, or about when the Barley based makes a great gin. create one-off pieces designed for any of the above Pinkster all came have any questions & need advice by you. founder realised wine and beer no longer Khandel light continues regarding your agreed jewellery, feel freeA keen maker of sloe liqueurs to help improve the lives of some of the most with him. • Prestige watches to call 01763 244705 or come in and other concoctions, he turned his attention impoverished people on earth, with water, buy, sell & part exchange) store. (If you are unavailable on to spirits and started experimenting at home, education and more recently the worlds first • Watch & clock repairs, including the valuation days, let us know mashing assorted fruits with different spirit women’s parliament, which is already helping to battery changes, replacement so that we can make alternative elevate and strengthen women’s status. straps, full servicing & cleaning. arrangments forstrengths. you). • Valuations for insurance & He wasn’t intentionally creating a pink drink, it’s Tickets are £20 including a complimentary We also purchase probate purposes. just unwanted that after working his way through an entire drink, the gin tasting and canapés. If you palladium, fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour. would like to join us contact Bridget Gough We are holding four valuation days gold, silver, platinum, precious stones, vintage But it was & always his intention to develop a gin on 07815 846447 or Richard Bland on throughout the rest of this year, by prestige watches. that could accompany food, which is where the 07976 788565. All proceeds to Khandel light. appointment only. flavourCentre, profile of Pinkster kicks in. Visit for more information. HC Jewellers & gentle Gold Buying Our valuer is a member of the 8 High Street, Royston, SG8 9AG Institute of independent valuers 01763 244705 & will be available on these days, to assess jewellery & watches.

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IS TICKLED On Saturday evening 4th May, Khandel light will be delighted to welcome Stephen Marsh, founder of Pinkster Gin, to host a very special Gin Tasting event to be held in the Shooting Room on the beautiful Cockenach Estate near Barkway.


Pinkster all came about when the Barley based founder realised wine and beer no longer agreed with him. A keen maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to spirits and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths.



RICHARD BLAND 07976 788 565 BRIDGET GOUGH 07815 846 447



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He wasn’t intentionally creating a pink drink, it’s just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour. But it was always his intention to develop a gin that could accompany food, which is where the gentle flavour profile of Pinkster kicks in.

raspberry and some fresh mint. After this we will be invited to taste various gins and learn first hand about what makes a great gin.

Khandel light continues to help improve the lives of some of the most impoverished people on earth, with water, education and more recently the worlds first women’s parliament, which is already helping to elevate and strengthen women’s status.

Tickets are £20 including a complimentary drink, the gin tasting and canapés. If you would like to join us contact Bridget Gough on 07815 846447 or Richard Bland on 07976 788565. All proceeds to On the evening, Stephen will tell us Khandel light. more about their story whilst we sip Visit for more our complimentary Pinkster with information. Fever-Tree tonic and of course a

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

What’s On... A10 BC Soft Play Session

Tue 2nd Apr, 9.15 – 11.15am Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT £5 per child, or £13 for a family ticket of 3 children. Under 6 months free with a paying child. Snacks, tea and coffee are available to purchase. Contact: 07732 133007

Churches Together Lent Lunches

Wed 3rd & Wed 10th Apr, 12 - 1.30pm St. Thomas’s Catholic Church Hall, 6 Melbourn Rd, Royston SG8 7DB All welcome.

The Brain Health Programme: Introductory Talk Wed 3rd Apr, 1.30pm Royston Complementary Health Centre, Halstead Chambers, 31C Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS A nutrition and lifestyle programme to optimise your wellbeing, memory and mood. For more information visit

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Sat 6th Apr, 12.30 - 4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW We stock quality second hand & new, maternity, baby and children’s clothes and Shoes (0 – 5 years), designer to high street, all in nearly new condition waiting to be worn again. If you would like more details on the above event or have good quality children’s clothing or maternity wear that you would like to sell, please contact:

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Sat 6th Apr, 3 - 11pm The Three Tuns, Guilden Morden

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Wed 3rd Apr, 6.30pm The Heath, Baldock Rd, Royston SG8 5BG A 10 week course starting on the 3rd April. Our fun and friendly leaders from Royston Runners will teach you how to run with people of a similar ability.

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Sat 6th Apr, 7.30 - 11pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, 29 Hay St, Steeple Morden SG8 0NQ Run by Steeple Morden Cricket Club. Teams of 5 - 8 people. £10 per person including a fish & chip supper. Bar, raffle and a lot of laughs! Contact: 07703 320747

Thu 4th Apr, 9.30 – 11am Sport Pavilion at Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH A friendly baby and toddler group run by Royston Parish Church. Includes snacks, story, singing, chatting and much more. Contact: roystonpc.

Vikings in Your Vocabulary:

Thu 4th Apr, 2 - 3pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB We can trace hundreds of English words back to the language of the Vikings, Old Norse — and we still use many of them every day.

Chamber Brain Teaser Quiz

Thu 4th Apr, 6pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Enter your teams of up to 6 people. £10 per person, includes a chilli and garlic bread supper (vegetarian option available). Limited numbers so don’t miss out. Bookings:

The Majestic Age of the Ocean Liner

Thu 4th Apr, 8 - 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA Run by Royston & District Local History Society. Richard Mellor will give an illustrated talk. Visitors welcome, £2 per person. Contact: 01763 242677

Camsight Fundraiser: Dining in the Dark

Fri 5th Apr, 7.30pm The Red Lion, Hinxton, CB10 1QY A fantastic menu to test your taste buds. Guests will be challenged to identify the key ingredients throughout their starter and dessert taster plates, whilst being blindfolded. Along with Adnams wines, The Red Lion is supporting Cam Sight by donating 50% of all food and wine sales on the night. dining-in-the-dark-2019

Sat 6th Apr, 7.30pm Ashwell Parish Church, Mill St, SG7 5LY J.S. Bach – St John Passion. Tickets £15 (concessions £12, school students £1).

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Melbourn Rock Club: Kaine & Sacrelige Sat 6th Apr, 8pm Eternit Sports And Social Club, Whaddon Rd, Meldreth, SG8 5RL Tickets £9 on the door. Bookings:

Gt Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 7th Apr, 10am – 4pm Great Chishill Village Hall, Hall Ln, Great Chishill SG8 8SH Antiques & Vintage stalls, tea and cake. £1 entry.

Teatime Praise!

Sun 7th Apr, 3.30pm Greneway School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JF A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake. Run by Royston Parish Church. Contact:

Wildlife Trust Easter Fun: Nature Network Rangers

Mon 8th - Fri 12th Apr, 10am – 2pm Trumpington Meadows, Hauxton Road, Cambridge, CB2 9FT Calling all nature network rangers – there’s ranging to be done! Discover the amazing trails and connections left all around by nature. £5 per child. Contact: 01480 473161

Royston Ladies Luncheon Club

Mon 8th Apr, 12.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Meets 2nd Monday of every month. New members welcome. Contact: 01763 243439

Literary Lunch

Tue 9th Apr, 1 - 2.15pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Introducing An Audience with Vitali Vitaliev. International Award Winning Investigative Journalist, author of over ten published books, TV and radio presenter/writer and renowned regular media commenter. All proceeds in aid of Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire. Tickets £15 from

Pop-Up Poppins Play

Wed 10th Apr, 10 - 11.30am & 12 - 3pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Vital Spark Theatre is a Cambridgeshire-based company specialising in working with young people in a creative way through drama, dance, music and creative arts. Bookings:

Wildlife Trust Easter Eggstavaganza

Thu 11th Apr, 10.30am – 12.30pm Trumpington Meadows, Hauxton Road, Cambridge, CB2 9FT Join the rangers to discover all the different types of eggs to be found on the reserve – and solve the clues to find them all. £5 per child. Contact:

Theatre Lighting

Thu 11th Apr, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Joe Daintrey will use some portable lighting units and the aid of some members of the audience to illustrate how lighting plays a very important part in theatre and film, having the power to enhance or degrade its subject. Everyone welcome – EldonThursday.

A Decent Bit of Shopping

Fri 12th Apr, 10am – 1.30pm Cottered Village Hall, SG9 9QR In support of British Red Cross. 6 stall holders selling quality shoes and ladies clothing. £3.50 which includes a decent cuppa!

Wild Bedtime Stories with Vital Spark

Fri 12th Apr, 5 - 6.30pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE This event is especially for the little ones to come and enjoy some bedtime stories in a beautiful outdoor setting. Wear your pyjamas, dressing gowns, onesies (and possibly wellies!). Bring your favourite teddy if you wish. Arrive from 5pm to explore the area and settle down at 6pm to enjoy the stories. Bookings:

Royston Folk Club Showcase Fri 12th Apr, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring David Wilson, Rich Keam, Peter Crossley, Jason Betley, Paul McClure. £4 (£3 performers), £2 for under 25s.

Royston Arts Society Demonstration by Emma Bennett

Fri 12th Apr, 8 - 10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Emma Bennett will be giving a demonstration of Collage Art and talking about her work as or of the Cambridge Art Book. Non-members £3, includes refreshments. Contact: 01763 261808 | 01763 248447 1904 The Listing Royston April 2019 V2.indd 19


Easter & Spring Biscuit Decoration with Katie Harris

Sat 13th Apr, 10am – 1pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB A beginner’s workshop in biscuit icing using royal icing. We will be icing a variety of spring flowers plus a few Easter characters.

Saturday Stories

Sat 13th Apr, 10 – 10.30am Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Contact: 01438 843277

Royston Lions Quiz Evening

Sat 13th Apr, 7.45 - 8pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Teams of up to 8. £5 per person. Licensed Bar.

Messy Church

Sun 14th Apr, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU The theme for March is “Easter”. Adults and accompanied children of all ages are welcome to come enjoy creative crafts, science experiments, a short celebration service and a meal shared together.

Cam Sight Fundraising Concert

Sun 14th Apr, 7.30pm West Road Concert Hall, CB3 9DP Concert for Cam Sight with the Easter Concert Orchestra. This is a production by Sean Rock on behalf of Cam Sight with all ticket receipts and donations going to Cam Sight. www.

Outdoor Bounce Day

Wed 17th Apr, 10am – 3pm Whaddon Village Park, SG8 5FQ Buy a wristband and bounce all day! Hosted by A10 Country Bouncy Castles. For children up to 12 years. Under 5s £5, over 5s £7.

Maundy Thursday Service

Thu 18th Apr, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU

Good Friday Service

Fri 19th Apr, 9.30am Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Followed by the Walk of Witness to Royston Cross.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19th - Mon 22nd Apr, 10am – 4pm Wimpole Estate Royston, SG8 0BW Bring the whole family together this Easter and explore our naturethemed Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at Wimpole. Normal admission charge applies plus £2.50 charge per trail booklet.

Windows on Easter – reflections on the story of Easter Fri 19th Apr, 1.30 - 4pm Melbourn Baptist Church, SG8 6DB Open-air music and thoughts at 1.30pm. Craft activities, refreshments and Easter windows from 2 - 4pm.

Children’s Easter Trail Royston

Sat 20th Apr, 10am – 12.30pm Market Hill, Royston Find the 12 chocolate rabbits hidden in shop windows around Royston town. Names drawn at 12.30pm by the Mayor.

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Saturday Bushcraft for Families

Sun 21st Apr, 10am Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU

Greenfingers Garden Club

Wed 24th Apr, 7.15 - 9pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT A talk by Nigel Start on The History of Gardens in England. All welcome. Contact: 01763 244424

Auditions for CADS production of ‘Flare Path’

Thu 25th Apr, 7pm Meridian School, SG8 7JH Auditions for CADS next production ‘Flare Path’ by Terence Rattigan. 18+ years only.

Orwell Film Club

Thu 25th Apr, 7pm Orwell Village Hall, SG8 5QN Orwell Film Club meet on the 4th Thursday each month. The Film starts at 7:30pm and entrance is £3 per visit, or £6 per year. There are no films in August or December, so we play 10 films per year. Contact: 01223 208536

Pyramids and Sandstorms

Thu 25th Apr, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Joan & Ray Munden will take you on a journey from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Temple of Isis at Philae, from still, dreamy mornings to a hot afternoon sandstorm, and tell you about some ancient history and contemporary Egyptian life.

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 26th Apr, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring Peter Knight’s Gigspanner. £15 (£13 in advance), £2 under 25s.

Sat 27th Apr, 9am – 11.30am Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Construct shelters, cook on an open fire, whittle your own feather sticks and butter knives, and practice primitive fire-building techniques £18 per family (£12 for single adult and child). Booking essential.

Garden Design with Andy Cocks

Sat 27th Apr, 10am – 4pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Garden Design: Realisation, detailing, cost estimates, construction and contractors. Beginners welcome.

Foxton Bowls Club Open Day Sat 27th Apr, 10am – 4pm Foxton Recreation Ground, We’re Looking for New Players! Everyone welcome. Put on some flat shoes or trainers, come and meet us and have a go. 01223 872984

Meldreth Bowls Club Open Days Sat 27th & Sun 28th Apr, 2 - 4.30pm Meldreth Bowls Club, SG8 6NR Come and join us on one of our Open Days where you can try out lawn bowls and meet our Club members. Our licensed bar will also be open. All you need is a pair of flat shoes – we can supply the rest!

The Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir in Concert Sat 27th Apr, 7pm St Mary’s Church, Reed The Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir in Concert with soloist Lucy Black. A Licensed Bar will be available. Admission £10. Bookings:

Artisan Fair

Royston Health Walks

Sun 28th Apr, 10am – 5pm Steeple Village Hall, SG8 0NQ Admission Free. Tea, Coffee and Cakes. Artisan Crafts and produce, including handmade Jewellery, Paintings, Textiles, Knitwear and much more.

Every Wed, 1.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd Royston Health Walks is a social walking group. We are very welcoming and friendly and pride ourselves in being positively inclusive and non-cliquey. For more information: 01763 852769 or

Burloes Hall Wedding Fair

Sun 28th Apr, 12 - 5pm Burloes Hall, Royston SG8 9NE Over 30 top suppliers in the wedding industry. Free parking and free entry. Contact: 01223 323230

Junior Park Run

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Every Sunday, 10 – 11am Wimpole Estate Royston, SG8 0BW Weekly free 2k timed run for 4-14 year olds. Mon 8th, Thurs 11th, Mon 15th and Thurs 18th April, 12 - 1.30pm The Old Bull, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun. Free. No questions asked.

Mon 29th Apr, 10am – 12pm The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock Street, Royston SG8 5AY We’re collecting on behalf of Smalls for All®, a Scottish Charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa. Join us on for some delicious cake, and help us to raise awareness and funds to send your donations to Africa. RoystonKnickers

Royston Photographic Society Exhibition

Every Wed, Thurs and Sat until 18th May, 10am – 4.45pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL An exhibition of beautiful photographs on display.

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH Sweaty Mama Classes Every Mon, 10.30 – 11.15am Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT Pre-booking required. More information:

Melbourn URC Easter Tree

Mon 15th - Mon 22nd Apr Melbourn URC, Chapel Ln, SG8 6BP This year we will once again have an Easter Tree within our church grounds over the Easter period. It will be covered with hundreds of eggs, decorated over the years by church members, the Craft and Chat group, 2nd Melbourn Brownies and 2nd Melbourn Guides, and pupils from Melbourn Primary School.

Wednesday Walk

Every Wed, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate Royston, 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.



Steeple Morden CC is a longestablished cricket club playing on the Recreation Ground in the centre of the village. We play in the Cambridgeshire league on most Saturdays throughout the summer. While we like to win every time we take the field, as a club we are committed to prioritising fun over competitiveness. If you are looking to join a socially active club for some

enjoyable cricket this summer please call Philip Saich on 07703 320747 or Ed Gilley on 07958 180332. All abilities are welcome! Also, join us for our Big Fat Quiz of the Year, teams of 5-8 people. Tickets cost £10 including a fish and chip supper. Steeple Morden Village Hall, SG8 0NQ Saturday 6th April, 7.30-11pm Contact: 07703 320747 or



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Think Garden, Think Richard Materials For A Purpose... Path Products Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott Continuing my series of articles for 2019, Materials For A Purpose I am going to be discussing how best to choose the right materials for your desired purpose and how they best fit into the design of a space. I want to get you thinking about the options you have and how the right selection can give you a cohesive, timeless solution rather than a predictable, uninspiring result. This month I want to investigate path products. Journey through a space is a classic reason for creating a path. There can be numerous reasons for needing a path from access to the garden shed, to traveling to the compost heap at the bottom of the garden. Some journeys are very functional while others are less obvious about their purpose. In a small garden a paved path from a sandstone patio along a rectilinear path of the same material to the garden shed makes perfect sense. The line of the path and the continuity of materials define the purpose. When a patio area finishes and there is more garden to engage with, but no obvious path, then the journey

becomes less obvious. The shape of the flower beds can then be used to manipulate the journey. A well-positioned larger plant will encourage you to want to look beyond it and experience what is round the corner. The position of borders are helping to indicate the journey on the lawn and through the space. Perhaps the top of a pergola can be seen beyond the planting or the sound of water is pulling you along to find out. If the path is very obvious then the experience of working out the journey is quite different. Atmosphere can be created by the clever use of paths in a garden design. I recently designed a garden using red brick pavers that meandered around the edge of a lawn on one side and a deep border on the other. The path material not only tied in with the old property in style and colour, but the atmosphere of rustic and informal curves helped bring the design together. The journey under foot may have been firm but the feeling was gentle and relaxed. Had I designed a straight line from one entertaining patio to another at the top of the garden with sawn edged granite planks the effect would have created a very different atmosphere. It is important to consider the style you aspire to when designing a garden as the material selection can be used to develop the theme. Very contemporary material are in conflict with the design style of rural rustic charm. Whereas large square porcelain pieces laid to continue the outside-inside living style create a very contemporary look.

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Anticipation is an important part of the experience of a garden space. The idea of creating different rooms in the garden has been around for years but the linking factor is always a path. Paths come in all different material shapes and sizes but how they are positioned in the space helps to give the sense of journey. Hard landscaping certainly has its place in the garden but a simple grass path cut through a wild flower meadow has a lovely charm about it especially if the end point is not obvious. I do like a focal point at the end of a path but trying to cultivate a feeling of experiencing the garden and allowing the spaces to reveal themselves is a concept I like to develop with clients. Transition points using paths help mark movement from one space to the next. A change of material on the path helps to reinforce the change and can be gentle or abrupt depending on the reason for the transition. For example if you moved from a paved entertaining space toward a shady shrub walk you may choose to transition to bark pieces as a path material. Gentle transition can be achieved by gradually petering out a paving material through gravel or grass to becoming a stepping stone path that gently ends. For more in depth advice or garden design



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I love Spring because it gets me so excited for the Summer, so much goes on in the Spring and with the flowers starting to bloom it’s a perfect time to spend outdoors. On my lunch breaks when the weather is nice I’ll tend to take my lunch into Priory Gardens for a bit of fresh air. This Spring I want to make the most of the time outdoors so let me know of any suggestions of where to visit!

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Coming up in the next few months we have trips to Paradise Wildlife Park, a trip to Cromer and a visit to the Nene Valley Railway and of course there is always the Christmas Panto to look forward to. We also hold events throughout the year locally. Should you require any further information please contact Linda: 07767 847796 or Kyra: 07780 843296

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Charity Marathons & More


They’ve got their trainers on for Khandel light!

Khandel light have six runners in the London Marathon this April. Two of the Gough family are running again, Bridget Gough, a veteran of more than a decade of London Marathons and a founder member of the charity, is running with her son Rich. Taking part again is John Adamson, a Royston man who has run for the charity for several years. New runners Charlie Brooke Barnett, Seb Noller and Dan Scott join the team this year. Khandel light continues to work in Rajasthan, providing water, education, supporting employment, offering training and empowering the progress and development of young women.

Danielle is up for the Challenge

Danielle the Team Leader from Hush Skin & Beauty is taking on the amazing challenge of running the London Marathon this year “Earlier on this year I suddenly lost a dear friend Jack Ayling. Jack was a special person and extremely passionate about helping people. He was a keen runner and he often ran races and his chosen charity was Shelter. To keep this passion alive I am excited yet also nervous to be to running the

Simon’s FINALLY running!

“After 8 years of applying I have finally secured a ballot place in the London Marathon and will be running the race on Sunday 28th April 2019.... Up until now I have simply been an occasional barefoot runner, frequent beer drinker and full time father and husband. I am also a fixer of computery stuff all over Europe for an American finance company. Running in the London Marathon has been something on my ‘to do’ list for a very long time. And after watching Sarah, my wife, run it in 2017 I felt even more inspired. And so now my journey begins. Home-Start Royston & South

Two Months, Two Marathons for Dean

I’m running two marathons in two months to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Sadly, my Grandad recently lost his

To support Khandel light and sponsor the runners go to: Dan Scott: Seb Noller: Charlie Brooke Barnett: Bridget John Adamson: Rich Gough:

London Marathon in memory of him this will be a challenge as running does not come naturally to me. I am looking for donations to support the charity Shelter. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness. Please help me support this wonderful cause for all the people who need help and also to keep Jack’s memory alive Cambridgeshire (HSRSC) are a charity close to my heart. Living with Sarah gives me a real insight into how HSRSC works and I can see the difference they make to local families lives. But I also see the determination and effort by all those involved that goes into raising the necessary funds to keep the charity going, it really is a full time job. So this is a great way for me to help this wonderful charity, to support them to continue to do the incredible work that they do”. Just Giving;

battle to this cruel disease. Dementia is awful, for those suffering, those caring, and those left behind. Any small donation will help make a big difference in their aim of working towards a world without dementia. Thank you.

Phil Does An Ultra Marathon

needed a lot of care. Bliss provided support to my family during this time. I’m raising money so that they can continue to support families like mine.

I’m raising money to support Bliss. Bliss are an amazing charity that provide support for families with babies born premature or sick. They have touched the lives of many of my friends and family, including my niece and nephew. Thomas and Madelyn were born at 25 weeks. They were very sick and

My target is to raise £1000 for Bliss this year. To read more about my story and if you would like to make a donation please visit:

On April 6th I’ll be running the South Downs Way 50 mile ultra-marathon. This is the furthest I’ve ever run, probably the furthest I will ever run in one day!

Abbie is running her f irst London Marathon! I feel incredibly lucky to be running the London Marathon this year (my first ever) to raise money for such an important and incredible charity. Every year 1 in 4 people struggle with their mental health but so many keep it to themselves without getting the help that they

Freman College is behind Angela

I am running the London marathon on behalf of Finnley’s Warriors for Children with Cancer UK. Finnley is the son of a very dear friend of mine who was diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma at aged one. He is now in remission and doing really well but 12 children are diagnosed every day with cancer so many more need our help! Training is going well, as a member

Local Teacher Ella is running for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Local teacher, Ella Chapman, will be running her furthest distance to date when she takes on the London Marathon later this month. She israising money for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Royston, where she

Megan’s running for Garden House Hospice Care

I am very fortunate to be running the London Marathon through the ballot entry and I have chosen to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. My Grandad was diagnosed with IPF over 10 years ago and over time his condition progressively worsened. During the last year of my Grandads life, the Garden House Hospice was there for him and my family.

And our very own Sharon is running too! I was lucky to receive a charity place this year to run the London Marathon for Great Ormond Street Hospital. GOSH is a charity very close to my heart and this year is extra special as not only does our fundraising team #TeamCerysD enter its 10th year but Cerys who has changed our lives for the better and touched so many people with her zest for life celebrates her

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need. Mind offers advice, provides hands-on support and campaigns against the mental health stigma. Half of the money I raise will go to the national charity and the other half will go to their local Cambridgeshire branch which provides invaluable day-to-day services and support. Thank you to everyone who’s been supporting me, especially the Royston Runners, I couldn’t have done the training without you! of a Royston Runners I am never short of running pals! As Head of PE at Freman College I am very well supported my school- they raised almost £1600 for a non-uniform day and have a charity staff v students netball match planned. Check out my JustGiving Page for Children with Cancer UK. Help me raise more! has worked for over 17 years. Ella said “it’s such a fantastic place to work with amazing pupils and staff and thought this was a great way to raise money”. With the marathon falling on her birthday she will definitely have earnt some cake at the end of it! If you would like to sponsor Ella please use the following link: Speaking personally, I am completely moved and humbled by the service my Grandad and family received, including Hospice at Home, through to Inpatient care. He never saw the nurses, volunteers and doctors as “staff” but as friends. Everyone made him feel comfortable and at ease and I cannot thank them enough for all they have done and continue to do. 10th Birthday! As a team we have raised over £37k for the hospital and we’d really like to break £40k. With the help and support of Royston Runners I am determined to finish the marathon with a smile and in one piece! To read more or to sponsor me visit;

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Business contacts are important – networking should be a key part of any SME’s marketing. If like me you find it hard to begin conversations in a room of strangers, here are some useful opening lines I’ve gathered.

“Have you been here before?” • Useful at regular weekly/ monthly meetings – if they haven’t, you can share the newbie experience and if they have, they’re usually very happy to give you the lowdown. “So, what brings you to a ????? meeting?” • It’s a reasonable question to ask – we’re all there for a reason. And if you are asked, answer truthfully! “Breakfast smells good!” • Commenting about food is always a win – although I find that saying nice things about it is much better received than being negative! “So, how was your journey here?” • The classic Cambridge question – or any city where transport is tricky. There’s bound to be a story about it. “Hi, I’m Julian.” • So simple, yet sometimes

so difficult. But plenty of people start conversations with me like this. Don’t overthink it, just offer a hand to shake and say the words (then shut up and listen)! “How’s business?” • Great in business circles – we all like talking about ourselves. My tip is to answer positively and truthfully – and never invent success stories, they have a habit of finding you out “Crumbs! I hate networking.” • This is how I started! I’d see someone else standing miserably in the corner, so I’d walk up and start a conversation about our mutual lack of desire to chat to strangers. It often led to all sorts of interesting introductions! And once you begin a conversation, ask more questions than you answer. It’s ironic, but people find you much more interesting if you let them talk about themselves! Let me know how you get on!


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