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Jane Tin­dle 01509 414201 Jane.Tin­dle@outlook.com BISHOP BEV­ERIDGE CLUB NEWS. There are still a few places avail­able on the Novem­ber coach out­ing to Leeds and The Royal Ar­mouries Mu­seum, giv­ing 3 hours and time for lunch if you wish at the mu­seum then a short visit to Leeds, or all day in Leeds if you pre­fer for oth­ers.

The city cen­tre will be dec­o­rated for Christ­mas. This is on Wed­nes­day, 14 Novem­ber.

The book­ing list is on the in­ter­nal no­tice board or call Wendy on 413212. All wel­come, you do not need to be a mem­ber. Cost is £16 for mem­bers, £18 for non­mem­bers.

We will leave Sileby at 8.30am, Bar­row stops shortly af­ter­wards.

The next Fun Quiz is to­day, Wed­nes­day, 7 Novem­ber, start­ing at 2,45pm. All wel­come. Cost is £2 mem­bers £2.50 vis­i­tors.

This is played with teams, no in­di­vid­ual ques­tions and there are prizes for the win­ning team. Tea and cake in­cluded.

We need help for our Craft Af­ter­noon on Mon­day, 12 Novem­ber at 2pm to make dec­o­ra­tions for the Club Christ­mas Tree to be dis­played at Holy Trin­ity Christ­mas Tree Fes­ti­val.

The book­ing list is now on the no­tice board for this free af­ter­noon and in­cludes tea and cake.

For de­tails call Joyce on 414519. If you have any spare wool in colours white, red, royal blue or black, please let us have it as soon as pos­si­ble.

The Mon­day Movie for Novem­ber is ‘ The Guernsey Lit­er­ary and Potato Peel So­ci­ety’ on 19th, starts at 2pm.

In the af­ter­math of World War II, a writer forms an un­ex­pected bond with the res­i­dents of Guernsey Island when she de­cides to write a book about their ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the war.

Doors open at 1.30pm. Cost £4 mem­bers and £4.50 vis­i­tors. En­trance in­cludes tea and cake.

Bingo will be on Wed­nes­day 21 at 2.30pm. Mem­bers £2, vis­i­tors £2.50. Price in­cludes tea and cake, as well as prizes for all six games and a raf­fle.

Our AGM is on Mon­day, 26 Novem­ber start­ing at 2.30pm.

As a few com­mit­tee mem­bers are re­tir­ing this year we would wel­come any­one who is in­ter­ested in help­ing the Club. Call Joyce on 414519 or Mike on 412204.

Our Christ­mas lunch at the Birstall Golf Club is on Mon­day 17 De­cem­ber. The list is the no­tice board in­side the club. Please choose from the menu. De­tails from Wendy on 413212. SIL­VER SPORTS AT THE BAP­TIST CHURCH. Join us for ta­ble ten­nis, car­pet bowls, and other in­door games ev­ery Fri­day from 10am – 12noon in the Gap. This group is for the over 50s.

CHARN­WOOD DRAW­ING AND PAINT­ING CLUB. Charn­wood Draw­ing and paint­ing club wel­comes all

painters to its new time slot at the Bishop Breveridge club.

We now run from 10:30am to 12:30 ev­ery 2nd and 4th Mon­day of the month. We set up a still life and have a go, but you can bring your own work in and do that as it’s a friendly, free and easy self help group.

We are open to all stan­dards of bud­ding artists, all you need is a pas­sion to be cre­ative and a few ma­te­ri­als of your own choice.

Cost is only £3 to non mem­bers of Charn­wood Draw­ing and Paint­ing, come on and give it a try!

THANK YOU. Heather and Gemma would like to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported or at­tended our craft fair this year.

We raised £671.72 which we have rounded up to £700, this will be di­vided equally be­tween Crohn’s And Col­i­tis UK and I A [ileostomy group].

This is the 6th year that we have hosted the event and re­ally do ap­pre­ci­ate peo­ple do­nat­ing their time and money to help us sup­port these two worthy char­i­ties. BAR­ROW RE­MEM­BERS

1918 – 2018. “Bar­row Re­mem­bers” is Bar­row Parish Coun­cil’s com­mem­o­ra­tive project to re­mem­ber Bar­row’s Fallen from WW1.

The project be­gan back in March but will cul­mi­nate in a week of events end­ing with Remembrance Sun­day on Novem­ber 11th.

There will be a Bar­row Re­mem­bers ex­hi­bi­tion in Holy Trin­ity Church to­day, ( Wed­nes­day, 7 Novem­ber) 11am un­til 4pm (re­fresh­ments avail­able); Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, 10am un­til 4pm.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will share the ex­pe­ri­ences of lo­cal res­i­dents as they laid a wreath on each of the graves of our sev­en­tytwo First World War sol­diers – most of them over­seas.

Four­teen large pop­pies are be­ing dis­played around the vil­lage inid­cat­ing the streets on which our war dead lived, bring­ing home the gap their deaths left in vil­lage life.

You will also see a wall of pop­pies made from hun­dreds of knit­ted pop­pies. On Remembrance Sun­day, the ser­vice in Holy Trin­ity Church will start at 10am fol­lowed by the pa­rade along High Street to the War Me­mo­rial and the fi­nal ser­vice at the me­mo­rial. Bar­row will truly Re­mem­ber.

MOTH­ERS’ UNION. Bar­row Moth­ers Union is meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, 7 Novem­ber at 2.30pm in the Trin­ity rooms when An­drew Web­ster will be speak­ing on the sub­ject of Trea­sure in the at­tic.

RHYME TIME. On Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, Bar­row Com­mu­nity Li­brary have Rhyme Time for 3s and un­der. 10:30am - 11am £1 do­na­tion sug­gested. Re­fresh­ments avail­able.

GET CRAFTY. On Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, come and Get Crafty at Bar­row Com­mu­nity Li­brary be­tween 1:30pm – 3pm. This is a weekly group for knit­ters, stitch­ers, cro­cheteers and other crafters of all abil­ity lev­els. £1 do­na­tion sug­gested to­wards li­brary funds. Re­fresh­ments avail­able.

BAP­TIST DANCE. On Fri­day, 9 Novem­ber the Bap­tist church is hav­ing a dance

fol­lowed by tea from 2.30pm.

CHAIR YOGA. Gen­tle Chair Yoga on a Fri­day af­ter­noon is de­signed for se­niors and those phys­i­cally chal­lenged, with seated ex­er­cise.

Any­one can do this yoga, no floor work. Held at the Bishop Bev­eridge Club start­ing at 3pm each week (ex­cept 16 Novem­ber). Cost is just £4.50 a ses­sion, with tea, cof­fee and bis­cuits af­ter­wards and a so­cial chat for an ex­tra 50p.

Con­tact Moon War­rior Joanne 07475 080 062 for de­tails.

There is a free short tester demon­stra­tion at the Bishop Bev­eridge Club at 10.45am on Thursday, 15 Novem­ber dur­ing the weekly cof­fee morn­ing.

ROAD CLO­SURE. Due to the remembrance ser­vice and pa­rade on Sun­day, 11 Novem­ber, Warner Street, Melton Road, Bev­eridge Street Church Street, High Street and South Street will be af­fected by tem­po­rary road clo­sures from 9.15am–11.45am.

CHRIST­MAS FAIR AT THE METHODIST CHURCH. Our pop­u­lar Christ­mas Fair this year is on Satur­day, 17 Novem­ber from 11am to 2pm.

Come along for the many stalls: Christ­mas Gifts, Nov­el­ties, Games, Books and Toys, Pre­serves, Cakes, Choco­late Game, Balls in the Jar Game, Tombola, Christ­mas Ham­per, Guess the weight of the Christ­mas Cake, Re­fresh­ments and Bar­beque.

There will be the pop­u­lar Santa in his Grotto so bring you phone/cam­era to get a photo of your child with Santa. En­try is Free.

BAR­ROW CHRYSANTHEMUM AND DAHLIA SO­CI­ETY. On Satur­day, 17 Novem­ber Bar­row Upon Soar Chrysanthemum and dahlia so­ci­ety are hold­ing their an­nual late show at 5.30pm in the assem­bly rooms at the Con­ser­va­tive Club.

This so­ci­ety is now 49 years old, all the flow­ers are for sale and all pro­ceeds go to Curie care, a very worth­while char­ity.

Please come along and see how the grow­ers com­pete, there will be some­one there to an­swer any ques­tions about any kind of gar­den­ing. Flow­ers can be re­served af­ter 5:30pm.

The pre­sen­ta­tion of tro­phies will take place at 7.30pm.

MON­DAY MOVIE. The Mon­day Movie for Novem­ber at the Bishop Bev­eridge Club is ‘ The Guernsey Lit­er­ary and Potato Peel So­ci­ety’ on 19th, starts at 2pm. In the af­ter­math of World War II, a writer forms an un­ex­pected bond with the res­i­dents of Guernsey Island when she de­cides to write a book about their ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the war.

Doors open at 1.30pm. Cost £4 mem­bers and £4.50 vis­i­tors. En­trance in­cludes tea and cake.

BAR­ROW’S CHRIST­MAS STREET MAR­KET AND BIG SWITCH-ON SATUR­DAY DE­CEM­BER 1ST. We will be in the usual lo­ca­tion of High Street, be­tween 2.30pm – 5.30pm with Christ­mas lights switch on at 5pm. What to ex­pect: Lots of stalls in­clud­ing Christ­mas presents, cakes, jams, crafts, light wands, food stalls; games in­clud­ing lucky dip, bot­tle stalls, tombola, round­about, hook a duck; en­ter­tain­ment stage with Hall Or­chard Choir and recorders, vo­cal and in­stru­men­tal soloists; Santa’s Grotto; Town Crier; free drop-in for mince pies and hot drinks and lots more.

The Christ­mas Tree Fes­ti­val will be hap­pen­ing in the church while the street mar­ket is go­ing on. If you would like a stall, email Ni­cola on bar­rowchrist­mas­mar­ket­stalls@ gmail.com or phone 07786 232766.

CHRIST­MAS TREE FES­TI­VAL 29 NOVEM­BER TO 2 DE­CEM­BER. Be­gin your fes­tive fun at Holy Trin­ity Church on Thursday 29 Novem­ber at the Grand Open­ing.

Re­fresh­ments, wine and en­ter­tain­ment for £6.50, start­ing at 7.30pm. En­joy the Va­ri­ety Con­cert on Fri­day 30 Novem­ber with mulled wine and short­bread for £7 (children £3), start­ing at 7.30pm.

The evening in­cludes a va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, sketches and songs. Pub­lic view­ing from Fri­day 30 Novem­ber to Sun­day 2 De­cem­ber.

Adults £2/Children free! Hot and cold re­fresh­ments, raf­fle and tombo­las too. For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets please con­tact Vicky on 07734 217329 or the Holy Trin­ity Face­book page.

COUN­CIL­LORS SURGERY. Coun­cil­lors Hi­lary Fryer and Pauline Ran­son will be hold­ing a surgery on Satur­day, 17 Novem­ber at Hall Or­chard School, from 10am till 12noon.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come and no ap­point­ment is nec­es­sary so please feel free to come along. Hi­lary Fryer 01509 620938 cllr. hi­lary.fryer@charn­wood.gov. uk Pauline Ran­son 01509 416928 cllr.pauline.ran­son@ charn­wood.gov.uk

JUM­BLE SALE. The Clock Club have a Jum­ble Sale on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17, from 10am to 11.30am at The Bishop Bev­eridge Club. There will be the great tombola (6 for £1), books...loads of chil­drens’ DVDs, CDs, bricabrac, re­fresh­ments, clothes, toys etc and lovely peo­ple to meet.

Any do­na­tion es­pe­cially tombola, please phone 075146176 or take to 78 Beau­mont Road.

Ad­mis­sion is now £1, but that gives you a chance to win one of six prizes.

If you leave be­fore these are drawn they will be kept, Stan and Len have a prize to col­lect on the 17th. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

Gotham

HIS­TORY SO­CI­ETY. The next meet­ing of the Gotham & Dis­trict Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety will be held on Thursday, Novem­ber 15, in the Cheese Rollers Room of the Me­mo­rial Hall at 7.30pm.

Ruth Crook will be giv­ing a talk on “A Quaker Mar­tyr from Not­ting­ham”.

James Par­nell was a well known Not­ting­ham Man who was im­pris­oned for his Quaker be­liefs and where later he died.

Ho­ton

LAMP­POST POP­PIES. Peo­ple will have no­ticed Remembrance Pop­pies on the lamp­posts in the vil­lage.

This year, the parish coun­cil has made a do­na­tion to the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion and ac­quired these pop­pies for the vil­lage to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War.

Thank you to the Gane fam­ily for col­lect­ing these from Le­ices­ter and putting them up around the vil­lage.

Two men from Ho­ton lost their lives in WWI; these were Al­bert Eg­gle­ston of Lough­bor­ough Road and Ge­orge Mar­riott of Vine­tree Ter­race. Both aged 24.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about these men and those who served can be found on the parish coun­cil web­site and no­tice­boards around the vil­lage.

Nor­man­ton on Soar Heather Her­ring­ton 01509 646240 heather.her­ring­ton@live.com

KURL­ING. An­other kurl­ing evening will be held in Nor­man­ton on Soar Vil­lage Hall on Fri­day 9 Novem­ber start­ing at 7.30pm.

This is an evening of fun suit­able for the whole fam­ily, and pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence is not nec­es­sary.

There will be a li­censed bar and a fish and chip sup­per. Tick­ets £7 avail­able from the vil­lage shop. Fur­ther de­tails from Neil Blythe 01509 843825.

REMEMBRANCE SUN­DAY Remembrance Sun­day is 1Novem­ber 11. The ser­vice at St James’ Church will start at 10.45am. The two-minute si­lence will be ob­served at 11am.

HEAR­ING AID CLIN­ICS There will be a free drop-in hear­ing aid clinic at Nor­man­ton Vil­lage Hall on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, be­tween 2-3pm. No ap­point­ment nec­es­sary.

Bunny

REMEMBRANCE EVENTS. Bunny Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety have re­searched his­tory on those lo­cal men from the vil­lage and neigh­bour­ing Brad­more who went to bat­tle in what was termed at the time the War to End All Wars and who re­turned home.

Their find­ings have been turned into an in­ter­est­ing dis­play in St Mary’s Parish Church which was first shown to the pub­lic last night ( Tues­day) and will con­tinue to be avail­able for those in­ter­ested at vary­ing times up to Remembrance Day.

The So­ci­ety has re­searched the fam­ily his­to­ries of the men whose name ap­pears on the Roll of Hon­our in the Parish Church it­self and those in­ter­ested are be­ing in­vited to visit the Church to share in their find­ings. The plaque in church giv­ing names of the sur­vivors fea­tures near to the one giv­ing the name of those who did not come back. The ori­gin of the sur­vivors’ plaque is not known, and the His­tory So­ci­ety would wel­come any in­for­ma­tion on it.

The So­ci­ety say it could be one of the men re­turn­ing home lived in houses still in use to­day in ei­ther Bunny or Brad­more. The re­search has in­ves­ti­gated how big the fam­i­lies of the men con­cerned, what they did for a liv­ing, what hap­pened to them af­ter the war and the ques­tion is asked could one of them be re­lated to fam­i­lies liv­ing in the vil­lage to­day.

The ex­hi­bi­tion went on show for the “Lest We For­get” con­cert in church on Satur­day night and will be there for the Remembrance Ser­vice on Sun­day this week­end.

SO­CIAL EVENING. The next Bunny So­cial Evening is planned just be­fore Christ­mas, on De­cem­ber 1 with an evening of chat and mu­sic on of­fer in the vil­lage hall be­tween 8pm and 11pm.

The evening of­fers a chance to join friends or make new friends in a re­laxed and friendly at­mos­phere to chat, lis­ten to mu­sic, join in on the quiz, a game of darts and bingo or even dance.

Those at­tend­ing are in­vited to take their own Tip­ple, a Glass and a pic­nic if they wish to.

Any­one aged over 15 years of age is wel­come. The charge of £2 in­cludes nib­bles.

COM­MU­NITY CHOIR. Bunny’s pop­u­lar Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Choir – there are over 20 mem­bers at pre­sent – would wel­come a few new voices, in­clud­ing a cou­ple of men.

Any­one at­tend­ing for the first time has the first ses­sion free and af­ter that mem­bers pay £5 per week -- four weeks in ad­vance - whether they at­tend or not it be­ing pointed out the out­go­ings are the same whether there are 10 or 20 mem­bers pre­sent.

Long What­ton and Diseworth

REMEMBRANCE DAY. Diseworth St Michael and All An­gels parish church has a Remembrance Day ser­vice on Sun­day.

It will start at 10-50am and will in­clude the Na­tional si­lence at 11am.

The vil­lage, like most oth­ers through­out the UK, lost mem­bers of the com­mu­nity in the four yea4r bat­tle that ended 100 years ago on Sun­day this week­end, with the Or­ridge fam­ily be­ing par­tic­u­larly hit, with three broth­ers , Arthur 21, Sa­muel 20 and Isaac 28, all be­ing lost.

Four or­phans who were sent to Diseworth to help on farm work af­ter men of the vil­lage had gone to the war, the four – Arthur Mayes, Wil­liam Mayes, Sid­ney Nunn and John All­croft -- all joined up All four died be­fore the end of the war, With Sid­ney fall­ing foul of the fight­ing just a few days be­fore the Armistice.

STORY TELLING DO­NA­TION. House­builder Barratt Homes do­nated £200 to Long What­ton pri­mary school li­brary to help cel­e­brate Na­tional Sto­ry­telling Week. The house­builder, which has a de­vel­op­ment in East Leake named Lantern Fields, do­nated the funds to the nearby Long What­ton C of E Pri­mary School.

The school has used the money re­ceived from the house­builder to buy books for the pupils.

Sales man­ager for Barratt homes Jenna Hardy at­tended the school to cel­e­brate and show her sup­port for the aware­ness week.

Si­mon Perkins, head teacher at Long What­ton C of E Pri­mary School, said the money en­abled them to ex­tend and im­prove the range of read­ing books we have in school.

TOWER RESTORA­TION FUND. Diseworth Parish Church Tower Restora­tion Fund con­tin­ues to progress and is now well over the half­way mark as the tar­get of £50,000 is tack­led.

Church lead­ers say that a to­tal of over £33,000 has now been raised, with fund rais­ing ef­forts con­tin­u­ing to be or­ga­nized and held.

The tower and spire of St Michael’s and All An­gels is thought to date from the 1300s. There is a ring of six bells.

The ex­ter­nal west door un­der the tower was blocked and a new win­dow cre­ated when the tower and spire were re­stored in 1896. The build­ing was orig­i­nally thatched. The roof was leaded in about 1699. The in­creased weight led to dis­tor­tion of the chan­cel arch so the brick but­tress on the north wall was built. Some of the sheets of 1699 lead have mark­ings of shoe out­lines, made with a sharp tool.

West Leake

REMEMBRANCE EVEN­SONG. The Rev Mary Es­sex will be at the parish church at West Leake on Sun­day evening this week­end to lead a Remembrance Sun­day Even­song ser­vice. It will start at 6pm.

CHRIST­MAS CON­CERT. St He­lena’s Church West Leake presents a Christ­mas Con­cert by the Hath­ern Brass Band on Fri­day De­cem­ber 7.

It will start at 8pm and the evening will of­fer car­ols. mulled wine and re­fresh­ments.

Tick­ets £5 on the door, or by tele­phone 01509 856025

St Michael and All An­gels Parish Church in Diseworth.

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