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SG8 Villages

inc. Ashwell April 2019 Issue 164



Connecting Community & Businesses

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OctRoyston Day trips from ADULT 9 Apr Kew Gardens & Palace £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 Shopping £24.50 28 Apr York £33.00 2 May Wisley Gardens & Spring Craft Fair £36.00 3 May Horsedrawn Boat Trip £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 £38.00 23 May Chelsea Flower Show – Afternoon £65.00 25 May Chelsea Flower Show – Day £88.00 1 Jun Houses of Parliament Guided Tour £39.50 Theatre Shows & Special Events 25 Apr Phantom of the Opera – Inc Lunch – Mat £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 £67.50 8 May Man of La Mancha – Matinee 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 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 – Matinee £70.00 17 Aug Jesus Christ Superstar – Matinee £75.00 24 Aug Wicked – Matinee £65.00 29 Aug Evita – Regents Park 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 – M 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 Formore moretrips trips visit For visitour ourwebsite website


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Welcome The Pasque flower, Anemone pulsatilla is one of the most spectacular of the flowers you will 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. Bex lives in Royston and has been documenting her beautiful hometown in pictures for a few years now. You can view more of Bex’s images on instagram at @roystonhertsphotography

Next Deadline Thursday 11th April

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 - we hope that you too are able to enjoy all that our local area has to offer now that the lighter evenings await us.

The Listing Team

Cath Director & Publisher

Sharon Advertising & Media Sales

Ellie Editorial

Monica Design

Lucy What’s On

Hidden Royston


Spotlight On: Arthur Rank


My Local Life: Sally Stone


The Listing Mentions


Out & About: Coombes Community Centre


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


What’s On


Think Garden, Think Richard


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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ERS • WHAT’S ON • 01763 248447 • This Month’s Contributors: Richard Arnott, Julian Berry, Tallulah Le Fey, Kim Fletcher, Bex Iles, Chris Lee, Royston Museum Photographer: Clive Porter Published by: Townhouse Publishing Ltd Disclaimer All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise - without prior permission of the publisher. All items published in good faith and correct at the time of going to print.

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Hidden Royston

Where pubs name streets If they know nothing else about their history, Royston residents are aware that the town stands at the crossroads of two great Roman roads – Ermine Street and Icknield Way. As a result, Royston has enjoyed an abundance of pubs through the ages there were 48 in 1900 – refreshing weary travellers and their animals and giving names to many of Royston’s thoroughfares. The naming of Angel Pavement in the early 1960s is associated with the Angel Inn once located at the High Street end of the current precinct, with the former Red Lion Inn at the other. F. John Smith, then a new councillor with the Royston Urban District Council, proposed the current name, writing in his ‘A Royston Miscellany’: “Apart from it sounding nicer [than Red Lion Court] it calls to mind J.B.Priestley’s famous novel of that title.”

Down the High Street and running parallel to Angel Pavement, George Lane is the only cobbled street in Royston and, at the Market Hill end, is the site of the Plough - Royston’s smallest pub until 1928. But the former George inn at the other end is of note for something more serious – the death in 1733 of James Blood - killed when the inn’s sign fell on him as drove his wagon up the High Street. Not far away, Sun Hill takes its name from the Sun public house which stood at the bottom; a building now called Sun Hill Cottage – named after the hill, not the pub. In a more contemporary cultural connection, Geoff McQueen, creator of the long-running TV police series ‘The Bill’ claimed the name of his fictional Sun Hill Police Station comes from his home town – Royston. Written by Chris Lee

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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 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 © Virginia Jane Photography 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 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

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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 up cycled, 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:

Loving Local Living 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.

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What is your proudest moment?

I have lived in Wrestlingworth village for nine years and love the community and my friends.

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

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. What do you love about your work? 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 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

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! 07730 496225 or 07387 100455 HOMEMADE @ THE BARN

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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.

ellie mentions.. 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!

sharon mentions..

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, 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 with amazing views of the sunsets and sunrises!

cath mentions.. Spring

to me is a time of new growth, new beginnings. January – March can be tough, dark months and I always approach this time of year with caution, planning and filling my time with a variety of activities that make my heart sing. The arrival of Spring marks a new lightness – longer days, lighter evenings, the warmth of the sun on our skin and the new shoots pushing up through the ground. The beauty and certainty of our natural world is there to be celebrated in Spring.

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. The first pasqueflowers have been out since the start of March. Please remember to enjoy their beauty and avoid trampling 12

the area because 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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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Royston Tapestry

Royston Tapestry Scene Two The Ice Age This month we’re taking a closer look at the second scene of the Royston Tapestry. Our first scene took us back 64 million years. Now, take a massive jump forwards to just 2 million years ago! From then to around 11,000 years ago, the world was in an ice age (in scientific circles, it’s known as the Pleistocene epoch). As you might guess

by the name, there was a lot of ice about. So much ice that sometimes most of the UK and parts of Europe would have been covered in a layer of it. There were some warmer times during the ice age which meant less ice covering the land. 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 move around to avoid the coldest weather, moving south when it froze over and heading north when the ice melted.

The types of animals roaming around included mammoths and hyenas. Our distant relatives would have been on high alert in order to protect themselves and others from the most dangerous animals. The stitched scene shows a cold, bleak landscape and that’s pretty much what it would have been like. At places the ice was around 3 km (1.8 miles) thick! No wonder people were forced to move away to warmer areas. Feeling chilly?


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Established in 2013 & situated at 8 high street Royston. HC Jewellers & Gold Buying Centre are a family run jewellers who offer quality jewellery at competitive prices with a professional & friendly service. Including... • A vast range of brand new silver and gold jewellery, modern & traditional designs. • Pre-loved jewellery, all quality checked & refurbished. • Wedding & Engagement rings can be made to order with an extensive range of designs. • Bespoke design service, to create one-off pieces designed by you. • Prestige watches (buy, sell & part exchange) • Watch & clock repairs, including battery changes, replacement straps, full servicing & cleaning. • Valuations for insurance & probate purposes. We are holding four valuation days throughout the rest of this year, by appointment only.

Our valuer is a member of the Institute of independent valuers & will be available on these days, to assess jewellery & watches. Included on your certificates, are detailed reports & digital photos of your valuable items, for insurance or probate. Dates include: 6th June, 17th July, 26th September, 27th November If you would like an appointment for any of the above dates, or have any questions & need advice regarding your jewellery, feel free to call 01763 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

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Established in 2013 & situated at 8 high street Royston. HC Jewellers & Gold Buying Centre are a family run jewellers who offer quality Spluttering lawnmower, jewellery at competitive prices with wonky wheelbarrow, Included on your a professional & friendly service. certifiwith cates, are garden table Including... detailed a loose leg, silentreports digitalwait photos of your your valuable • A vast range of brand new silver &Don’t strimmer? to check items, for insurance or probate. and gold jewellery, modern & and sheds garages for broken items in traditional designs. need of attention. Volunteer repairers at Dates include: • Pre-loved jewellery, all quality 6th June,Repair Café session the next Royston checked & refurbished. 17th July, are having a special focus on helping • Wedding & Engagement rings 26th September, you get ready for the summer. can be made to order with an 27th November extensive range of designs. Coombes Community Centre, Royston If you would like an appointment • Bespoke design service,Sunday to 28th April 10am-1pm create one-off pieces designed for any of the above dates, or Book in your item now for advice a free havebroken any questions & need by you. regarding your jewellery, feel assessment and, where possible a free fix • Prestige watches to call 01763 244705 or come in at buy, sell & part exchange) store. (If you are unavailable on • Watch & clock repairs, including the valuation days, let us know battery changes, replacement so that we can make alternative straps, full servicing & cleaning. for you). 16 Please mention The Listing when calling arrangments our advertisers • Valuations for insurance & We also purchase unwanted probate purposes. 1904 The Listing Villages April 2019.indd 16 We are holding four valuation days gold, silver, platinum, palladium, 21/03/2019 throughout the rest of this year, by precious stones, vintage &


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burloes hall & burr bridal 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

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Royston Historical Pageant burloes hall & burr bridal Step back in time to the middle ages and enjoy free entertainment for theHidden in the chalk hills up a tree lined entire family at the avenue just off of Royston Historical Newmarket Road is a Pageant, taking place hidden gem Burloes in the Priory Memorial Hall, many Roystonians pass by Gardens, Sunday 7th the entrance every day and see July 10am to 5pm. the sign but unless you have Credit:

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 a wedding or event there along and meet the very best The Pageant will provideattended a fascinating in recent years, I doubt you know suppliers sample some canapĂŠs insight into medieval life,ofincluding its existence. The house itself from The Cambridge Fine Dining a living history encampment with a has been in the same family since Company, watch Pinkster Gin medieval feast; a procession; mummers 1923 and is a thriving farm estate, create a wedding day cocktail, plays; medieval dance, music and story family home, and now also boasts have a mini facial or a make up telling; falconry and archery. one of the best wedding venues and hair trial and see the latest in East Anglia. Each April until in bridal Gowns being modelled, Burloes Hall, Newmarket Road, Royston SG8 9NE Volunteers are needed toSeptember ensure the a huge pole marquee take athselfie with the magic mirror Sunday 28 April 2019 12 5pm Pageant runs safely andisiserected a success. with the option on or feeling brave? ride the bucking If you are interested in helping, pleasedays to open up balmy summer bronco on the lawn... the side panels on the marquee contact The event is open to Brides and to reveal rolling countryside with Local businesses interested in trading Grooms from 12 - 5pm Sunday 30 top suppliers in the grazing cattle the views areOver idyllic contact 28th April with freewedding entranceindustry and plus the stunning house is the parking entrance via01223 Newmarket For any enquiries please call 323230 perfect backdrop for photographs Road SG8 9NE. Enquires for and drinks on the lawns or stroll suppliers wanting a stand please through hidden gardens. The | 01763 call 248447 07912 866606 and booking 17 venue has a capacity to seat 250 enquires for Burloes Hall 07792 guests and allow you exclusive 910971 viewings prior the wedding 1904 The Listing Villages April 2019.indd 17 use for your wedding. 21/03/2019 10:41:05 exhibition strictly by appointment Burloes Hall have joined Burr

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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 cafÊ 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 | 01763 248447 1904 The Listing Villages April 2019.indd 19

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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. 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.

On the evening, Stephen will tell us more about their story whilst we sip our complimentary Pinkster with Fever-Tree tonic and of course a 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 Khandel light. Visit for more information.

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Melbourn Primary school is a warm and welcoming school on the Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire border with approximately 350 children in 14 classes. Our children are friendly and enjoy learning. We believe that learning should beOn Saturday raspberry and some fresh mint. irresistible and we strive for excellence in all we do.evening 4th May, After this we will be invited to taste School Cleaner Level 1A (point 6) £8.50 per hourKhandel light will various gins and learn first hand WITH STEPHEN MARSH be delighted to about what makes a great gin. We require an additional cleaner to undertake the cleaning of designated areas within the school welcome Stephen premises to ensure that they are kept in a clean and Marsh, founder of SATURDAY 4 TH MAY hygienic condition in accordance with the school Pinkster Gin, to host a very7.30 special 10.30PM cleaning specification. Gin Tasting event to be held in the COCKENACH SHOOTING ROOM Term time only (38 weeks) Monday Friday on the beautiful Shooting– Room COKENACH ESTATE, 10 hours per week 3.30pm – 5.30pm Estate near Barkway. Cockenach BARKWAY, SG8 8DL School Holiday 35 hours GIN BAR WITH SELECTION Pinkster came about when the The school holiday working times will be all scheduled OF GINS & SOFT DRINKS Barley based founder realised as 5 hours each during Christmas, Easter, half terms TICKETS £20.00 with 10 hours over two days in the summer holiday. wine and beer no longer agreed Khandel light INCLUDE WELCOME DRINK, with him. Atokeen sloe & CANAPES continues to Melbourn Primary School is committed the maker of TASTING liqueurs and other help improve protection and safety of all its pupils and expects all concoctions, FOR TICKETS CALL: staff and volunteers to share thishecommitment. The turned his attention to spirits the lives of some of the most RICHARD BLAND 07976 788 565 successful candidates will be subject satisfactory and started experimentingBRIDGET at GOUGH 07815 impoverished people on earth, 846 447 references, health and an enhanced checks.assorted fruits with with water, education and more home,DBS mashing For more information contact Natalie spirit Mulvey different strengths. recently the worlds first women’s Tel: 01763 223457 parliament, which is already ALL PROCEEDS TO KHANDEL LIGHT He wasn’t intentionally creating email: helping to elevate and strengthen Closing date for applications: a pink drink, it’s just that after women’s status. 10.00am Mon 8th April 2019 his way through an entire working fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the Tickets are £20 including a 21 248447 best flavour. But it was always | 01763 complimentary drink, the gin his intention to develop a gin that tasting and canapés. If you would like to join us contact21/03/2019 10:41:09 1904 The Listing Villages April 2019.indd 21 could accompany food, which is where the gentle flavour profile of Bridget Gough on 07815 846447


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From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Lemon Polenta Hello my fellow foodies...

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 and welcome to another bright and shiny sugar and heat enough only to dissolve edition of The Listing. the sugar. When you remove the cake from This month I would like to share with you a the oven prick the surface all over the cake fresh and zingy lemon cake it is the perfect and pour the lemon juice mixture all over the cake and let it soak in, there may seem antidote to all those Chocolate Easter to be too much liquid but, trust me, it will Eggs - if it is indeed possible to have too much chocolate? Coincidentally, this cake soak in! Leave to cool in the tin then store in an airtight container until it is needed. happens to be gluten free so happily it is safe for celiacs although it is made with If you are serving at a dinner party I would almonds so to be avoided by people with suggest polite sized wedges from a round nut allergies. tin with lashing of whipped cream or 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

crème fraîche and a few fresh raspberries or blueberries, but if it is something a little less formal you are looking for then a little square served with a cup of tea is always well received! I am sorry but I have no idea how long this beauty will keep as once it is discovered in our house it disappears! Until next time dear reader...

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• 3  eggs from health and happy free running hens • 4 lemons • 1 tsp baking powder • 80g caster sugar Begin by creaming the butter and sugar together until it becomes pale in colour and light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, do not worry if the mixture curdles slightly, simply add a spoon of the ground almonds and continue to beat the mixture. Then add 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 45 minutes to an hour until the mixture has risen slightly and is golden brown in colour.


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tHE tHREE tUNS pop up bar Everyone is welcome. Enjoy beer from local breweries in Potton, Milton and Lord Conrad and Russell’s Cider from Potton. The Three Turns, Guilden Morden Saturday 6th April, 3-11pm

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Leisure 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

The Brain Health Programme: Introductory Talk

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.

Lucies’ Boutique – Preloved Children’s and Maternity Sale

Sat 6th Apr, 12.30 - 4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW 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. Contact:

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 Pop-Up Pub and mood. Community Sat 6th Apr, 3 - 11pm Learn to Run: Adults Absolute The Three Tuns, Guilden Morden Beginners Wed 3rd Apr, 6.30pm The Cabinet at Reed: Pop-Up 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.

Pub Night

Sat 6th Apr, 6.30 - 11pm Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX A fundraising evening to save The Cabinet. Pop in for a drink and something to eat, and stay as long as you like. www.savethecabinet. uk/news.htm

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 243 439

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. In aid of Home-Start Royston & South Cambs. Tickets £15 from

Wildlife Trust Easter Eggstavaganza

Thu 11th Apr, 10.30am – 12.30pm Trumpington Meadows, Hauxton Road, Cambridge, CB2 9FT Tots in Church Join the rangers to discover all the Thu 4th Apr, 9.30 – 11am different types of eggs to be found Royston Choral Society Sport Pavilion at Meridian School, on the reserve – and solve the Sat 6th Apr, 7.30pm Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Ashwell Parish Church, Mill St, SG7 5LY clues to find them all. £5 per child. A friendly baby and toddler group J.S. Bach – St John Passion. Tickets Contact: trumpingtonMeadows@ run by Royston Parish Church. £15 (concessions £12, school Includes snacks, story, singing, students £1). chatting and much more. Contact: Theatre Lighting Thu 11th Apr, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens The Big Fat Quiz of the Year Chamber Brain Teaser Quiz Sat 6th Apr, 7.30 - 11pm Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Thu 4th Apr, 6pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, 29 Joe Daintrey will use some portable The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Hay St, Steeple Morden SG8 0NQ lighting units and the aid of some Royston SG8 9AW Run by Steeple Morden Cricket members of the audience to Enter your teams of up to 6 people. Club. Teams of 5 - 8 people. £10 illustrate how lighting plays a very £10 per person, includes a chilli per person including a fish & chip important part in theatre and film, and garlic bread supper (vegetarian supper. Bar, raffle and a lot of having the power to enhance or option available). Bookings: laughs! Contact: 07703 320747 degrade its subject. Everyone welcome – EldonThursday.

The Majestic Age of the Ocean Melbourn Rock Club: Kaine & Sacrelige 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


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

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!

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

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.

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For more events please visit our website Email your events to lucy for them to appear on our website and printed in the month of the event (subject to space). Royston Arts Society Demo Meldreth Bowls Club Open Days at 1.30pm. Craft activities,


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

Saturday Stories at Royston Library

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

Easter Day Communion

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!

Sun 21st Apr, 10am The Welwyn Garden City Male Royston Methodist Church, Queens Voice Choir in Concert Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Sat 27th Apr, 7pm St Mary’s Church, Reed Greenfingers Garden Club The Welwyn Garden City Male Royston Lions Quiz Evening Wed 24th Apr, 7.15 - 9pm Voice Choir in Concert with soloist Sat 13th Apr, 7.45 - 8pm Coombes Community Centre, Lucy Black. A Licensed Bar will Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT be available. Admission £10. Teams of up to 8. £5 per person. A talk by Nigel Start on The Bookings: Licensed Bar. History of Gardens in England. All welcome. Contact: 01763 244424 Messy Church Artisan Fair Sun 14th Apr, 3.30 - 5.30pm Sun 28th Apr, 10am – 5pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Auditions for CADS production of ‘Flare Path’ Steeple Village Hall, SG8 0NQ The theme for March is “Easter”. Thu 25th Apr, 7pm Admission Free. Tea, Coffee and Adults and accompanied children Meridian School, Garden Walk, Cakes. Artisan Crafts and produce, of all ages are welcome to come Royston SG8 7JH Auditions for including handmade Jewellery, enjoy creative crafts, science CADS next production ‘Flare Path’ Paintings, Textiles, Knitwear and experiments, a short celebration much more. service and a meal shared together. by Terence Rattigan. 18+ years only. Sat 13th Apr, 10 – 10.30am Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Contact: 01438 843277

Cam Sight Fundraising Concert Orwell Film Club Sun 14th Apr, 7.30pm West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Rd, Cambridge 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. concert-for-cam-sight

Outdoor Bounce Day

Wed 17th Apr, 10am – 3pm Whaddon Village Park, Whaddon, Royston 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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Wimpole

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. Learn about Wimpole wildlife, solve the clues and pick up your chocolatey prize. Book in advance- don’t miss out! 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

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

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

Pantastic Coffee Morning!

Mon 29th Apr, 10am – 12pm The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock Street, Royston SG8 5AY We’re collecting on behalf of Smalls Pyramids and Sandstorms for All®, a Scottish Charity which Thu 25th Apr, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU collects and distributes underwear to help women and children Joan & Ray Munden will take in Africa. Join us on for some you on a journey from the Great delicious cake, and help us to raise Pyramid of Giza to the Temple of awareness and funds to send your Isis at Philae, from still, dreamy donations to Africa. www.facebook. mornings to a hot afternoon sandstorm, and tell you about some com/RoystonKnickers ancient history and contemporary Sweaty Mama Classes Egyptian life. Everyone welcome – Every Mon, 10.30 – 11.15am EldonThursday. Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT Pre-booking required. More info: www. Royston Folk Club Concert Fri 26th Apr, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Melbourn URC Easter Tree Featuring Peter Knight’s Mon 15th - Mon 22nd Apr Gigspanner. £15 (£13 in advance), Melbourn URC, Chapel Ln, SG8 6BP £2 under 25s. This year we will once again have an Easter Tree within our church Foxton Bowls Club Open Day grounds over the Easter period. It will Sat 27th Apr, 10am – 4pm be covered with hundreds of eggs, Foxton Recreation Ground, decorated over the years by church We’re Looking for New Players! members, the Craft and Chat group, Everyone welcome. Put on some 2nd Melbourn Brownies and 2nd flat shoes or trainers, come and Melbourn Guides, and pupils from meet us and have a go. Melbourn Primary School. 01223 872984 | 01763 248447 1904 The Listing Villages April 2019.indd 27

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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

Meridian School Gym, Royston. 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 and 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 and we currently have some vacancies for new members who would like to keep fit while playing indoor sports. For more information and to arrange a taster session please contact Martin Gouldthorpe on 07930 922138

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

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The Royston WI pm Group warmly welcomes visitors at their meetings at 1.30pm on the second Thursday of each month in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace. Our ladies enjoy a variety of interests and we organise a range of activities through out the year. You can choose to learn Ukelele and play for local groups, discuss books, explore our local villages on a weekly walk and work on craft projects. We have theatre visits, coffee mornings, pub lunches and afternoon teas. We have excellent educational opportunities at the WI Denman College and are entertained and enlightened by professional speakers. In April our fun competition is an arrangement of Spring flowers. If you would like to know more ring: Eunice, 01763 231658 or Jean, 01763 245958

fOXTON MEN’S BREAKFAST Guilden Morden The next Foxton Men’s Breakfast Cherubs Cricket Club meeting is Saturday 13th April. 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 and email address

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

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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.


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 transition. For example if you moved from a paved entertaining space toward a shady shrub walk you may choose to transition to bark pieces. 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 help please get in touch to arrange a consultation. GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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Steeple Morden Cricket Club Steeple Morden CC is a long-established

April is the time we start to prepare for the next Rotary Year which begins July 1st.

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The incoming President, Martin Berry, will be finalising his team and giving thought to his programme for the year.

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.

We will also sneak a quick look into May when we will be organising the usual Historic Vehicle Show in conjunction with the May Day Fayre, so if you have, or know anyone who has, an old car, lorry, coach, tractor, motor bike or even pedal bike then please do consider bring it along to be admired by many, to find out more visit our website:

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 ÂŁ10 including a fish and chip supper.

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Charity Marathons & MoreWellbeing They’ve got their trainers on for Khandel light!

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Khandel light have six runners in the London Marathon this April. Two of the Gough family are running again, Bridget with her son Rich. Also taking part again is John Adamson. New runners Charlie Brooke Barnett, Seb Noller and Dan Scott join the team this year. Khandel light continues to work in Rajasthan, providing water, and more whilst empowering the progress and development of young women.

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Danielle is up for the Challenge

To keep this passion alive I am excited yet also nervous to be to running the London Marathon in memory of him. 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 and also to keep Jack’s memory alive”

Danielle the Team Leader from Hush Skin & Beauty is taking on the amazing challenge of running the London Marathon. “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.

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“After 8 years of applying I have finally secured a ballot place in the London Marathon. Up until now I have simply been an occasional barefoot runner, frequent beer drinker and full time father and husband. After watching Sarah, my wife, run it in 2017 I felt even more inspired.

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Local teacher, Ella Chapman, will be taking on the London Marathon. She is raising money for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Royston, where she

Megan’s running for Garden House Hospice Care

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 Grandad’s life, the Garden House Hospice was there for him and my family. Speaking personally, I am

with cancer so many more need our help! As Head of PE at Freman College I am very well supported they raised almost £1600 for a non-uniform day and have a charity staff v students netball match planned. Check out my JustGiving Page has worked for over 17 years. With the marathon falling on her birthday she will definitely have earnt some cake at the end! If you would like to sponsor Ella please use the following link: completely moved and humbled by the service my Grandad and family received. Everyone made him feel comfortable and at ease and I cannot thank them enough for all they have done and continue to do.

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life celebrates her 10th Birthday! As a team we have raised over £37k and we’d really like I was lucky to receive a charity place this year to run the London Marathon for Great Ormond Street Hospital. GOSH to break £40k. With the support of Royston Runners I am determined to finish the marathon is a charity very close to my heart and this year is extra special. Not only does our fundraising team #TeamCerysD with a smile and in one piece! To read more: enter its 10th year but Cerys who has changed our lives for | 01763 248447 the better and touched so many people with her zest for 1904 The Listing Villages April 2019.indd 39


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How are you feeling with your clearer spaces at home after last month’s article? This month I am going to talk about what to do with the time once you’ve created more from a minimalistic approach.

the boring mundane parts of my life to switch my ever racing mind off. The amazing thing I have discovered from doing this is that there are many wonderful things I was missing out on. Just by being in the present moment I can enjoy the beauty of the view driving to work, or the calmness in my thoughts whilst I clean the kitchen. This calmness is what begins to have a greater effect on your body and mind overall. Mindfulness reduces stress, depression and anxiety as well as improving focus and increasing happiness.

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

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Useful Numbers



Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 01763 246458 01462 742684 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 877558 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 01763 245571 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion Churches Together in Royston & Dis. 01763 244560 Fowlmere United Reformed Church 01763 208767 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Guilden Morden Congregational Church 01763 852869 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Guilden Morden Parish Church 01763 853217 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Litlington Congregational Church 01763 853427 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Melbourn Baptist Church 01763 261650 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 Melbourn Parish Church 01763 220626 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Melbourn United Reformed Church 01223 870869 01763 268605 Meldreth Parish Church 01763 220626 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 853073 Open House Project 01763 246799 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 235100 Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth 01763 262440 Tannery Drift First School 01763 242003 Royston Catholic Church 01763 243117 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 245484 Royston Evangelical Church 07999 538961 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01223 839546 Royston Ignite Community Church 01763 852118 Thriplow Village Hall Royston Methodist Church 01763 243849 Whaddon Village Hall Royston Parish Church 01763 246371 HEALTH Royston Spiritualist Church 01223 503345 NHS Telephone Advice Service 111 St Mary’s Church, Ashwell 01462 743922 LIBRARY Therfield Chapel 01763 287220 Royston Library 0300 123 4049 Therfield Parish Church 01763 287364 Thriplow Parish Church 01763 209160 MPs 01954 212707 Trinity Life Church 01763 230350 Heidi Allen MP for S Cambs 01462 486074 United Benefice of Barkway, Reed 01763 848756 Sir Oliver Heald QC MP for NE Herts NHS DENTISTS and Buckland with Barley Ashwell Dental 01462 742353 COUNCILS 01763 262034 Cambridgeshire County Council 03450 455 200 Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre 01763 246677 01763 244805 Hertfordshire County Council 03001 234040 Royston Dental Suite OPTICIANS North Herts District Council 01462 474000 J Oliver Radley 01763 273300 Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC

Royston Town Council South Cambridgeshire District Council


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


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

101 01763 245484 01763 878242 01763 242344 01763 271818 01763 243650 01763 223400 01763 242236 01763 241555

Abington Pigotts Village Hall


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

Royston & District Community Transport

08457 484950 01763 245228

Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies

03453 572 407 0345 791 9155

Electricity Emergency (National Grid) Gas Emergencies (National Grid)

0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999

National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)


(Water supplies and sewerage)


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

01763 242221 01763 245059 01763 262696

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

0300 123 4051

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INDEX Accounting Services

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

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials


Jane Harvey Artist

5 14


Hadham Brewery Ltd


Building & Construction Services C P Building Services



Davey’s Butchers


Care Homes

St Georges Nursing Home

Carpentry & Joinery Iain Wilson P W H Installations

Catering Services Ace Catering

3 35 47 29


Wood Green


Childcare Services Bumpkins Nursery


Cleaning Services

Estate Agents

Our Advertisers

Abode Town & Country

Farm Shop

Bury Lane Farm Shop

20 10

Clock and Watch Specialists Brian Bulley


Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches

Computer Services The PC Doctor



Dance & Drama Schools

Limitless Academy of Performing Arts 25

Decorating Services

Bonfitness Pilates 40 Gymbo’s 41 Jane Edwards 41 Jazzercise 41 Zanna Newton Pilates 40


St Christopher School Freman College

6 8


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd



36 37

The Walkers Partnership

Local Groups


Steeple Morden Cricket Club

A J Furniture

Garage Doors

The Doors Group Limited


Garden Centre

Arrington Garden Centre 10 Bickerdikes 5,18,25

Gardening Services

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D & J Garage Services Upper King Street Royston

DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

Home Furnishings

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

Home Improvements & Handyman Services Handyman Dave Knight S Borley & Son Smooth Design Spires House Clearance Penguin Insurance

40 5 50 3 20

J Oliver Radley Opticians

47 37 47 44 5

H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers 16 Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd 48

Kendall Install 47 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 10 Trademark Kitchens 36

43 41

Pet Care Services LW Petcare Services



44 34

Plumbing & Heating Services

H20 34 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 47


Melbourn Primary School



LS Roofing Ltd


Self Storage


Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters


Office Space


Royston Complementary Health

38 42

Motor Services


Health Therapist

25 17 21

Marketing & Advertising Services

BrowniePoints.Biz 44 Garden Design Solutions 50 HL Ground and Garden Maintenance 33 Leaf & Lawn 47 The Green Lounge 44 TM Gardening 37 31

32 37 31 35 33 33 43

Local Event


Insurance Services

The Little Driving School

Legal Services


Art Of Flooring


Driving Schools

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

Artisan Fair Burr Bridal Khandel Light

House Clearance


Landscaping Services

Flooring, Carpet & Upholstery Services

Decorating & Restorations Service 37 L A Painting & Decorating 33

Ashwell Dental



Wrights Mowers Centre Ltd

British Window and General Cleaning Co Daily Poppins


Royston Self Storage


Tiling Services

Simon’s Tiling Services


Tree Services

Shelford Tree Surgery Shire Trees Limited

44 36

Venue Hire

Royston Town Football Club

Veterinary Practices

Royston Veterinary Centre

23 7

Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services

Cloudy 2 Clear Windows 35 Elglaze 34

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

Established 2004

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BATHROOM & KITCHENS COMPLETE INSTALLATION SERVICE Plumbing • Tiling Carpentry • Wooden flooring Supply and fit or install only For a free quotation call Peter on 07885 143164 • 01763 257 877 e-mail

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Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden

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

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LET US CREATE YOUR BESPOKE JEWELLERY Since 1996 we’ve been making beautiful jewellery for people all over the world. We’ve won over 20 UK and international awards, for design, business and ethics, as well as for making bespoke accessible to everyone. Including you. Visit our beautiful barn, studio and coffee shop for commissions, redesigns, repairs, sourcing gemstones or ready to wear jewellery.

Hertfordshire Jewellery Centre +44 (0)1462 790 565 North Barn, Fairclough Hall Farm, Halls Green, Herts, SG4 7DP

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