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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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.