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									Issue 271 Dec 2007        Stilton - twinned with St Christol lez Alès




    Merry Xmas !




         Like your Christmas stocking, this issue
         is packed full of wonderful things!
         Unwrap it carefully and enjoy every one.
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                                     Stilton Website
                         Let’s make it even bigger and better!
                                                                                                                   The Parish Pump Local
                                                                                                                                     News
 Thanks to webmaster Paul Biggins’ splendid efforts, Stilton has one of the UK’s best
 village websites. (It also has one of the best village magazines, but let that pass...)
 But Paul can’t do everything himself. Like SCAN, he relies on people contributing
 material. So why not make a New Year’s Resolution to put your club or organisation’s
                                                                                                                    Rising to the Occasion!
                                                                                                                         VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT THE SCAN TEAM
 activities on the website? Show the world what a thriving place Stilton is, showcase

                                                                                                                                                                       Stilton Parish
 what your group does, communicate to your members and maybe even attract new ones.                                OUR APPEAL ANSWERED
                                                                                                                Within hours of our appeal for a Distribution
              Don’t be shy - contact Paul at: contact@stilton.org                                               Manager, Dave Severn of Church Street
                                                                                                                answered. From this edition Dave will be                   Council
                                                                                                                bringing the distributors their SCANs. He will            VILLAGE WALK
                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday 2nd December 9:30am top of


         Stilton Memorial Hall
                                                                                                                continue to deliver his own apportionment
                                                                                                                in Manor Road.                                     Caldecote Road (west of village)
                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday 9th December 9:30am
                                                                                                                No fewer than 10 people volunteered to take        outside Church (east of village)
                                                                                                                on Queen Eleanor Close! The first to ring
                                                                                                                was Mrs Rolph who will add to her own          Parish Council members will walk all round
                         Booking Secretary:                                                                     round of Woodward Close. Our thanks to
                                                                                                                both Mrs Rolph and Dave for taking on these
                                                                                                                                                               the village to list the repairs etc needing to
                                                                                                                                                               be done. We know that several road name
                                                                                                                vital tasks, and our appreciation to the other signs need to be erected or replaced. We have
                           JADE SMITH                                                                           nine for offering. Obviously community         already reported the dire state of Fen Street
                 15 Woodward Close (01733) 243691                                                               spirit is strong around Queen Eleanor Close.   and of Church Street at its northern end. The
                                                                                                                                                               poor quality of resurfacing in Manor Road
                                                                                                                Please note that January's SCAN is likely to has been reported. If you would like to come
    SCAN is published by The Stilton Community Association. All articles, original artwork and the SCAN
                                                                                                                be a little late because of the Xmas holidays. round on this inspection you would be very
    name & logo are copyright. All trade marks recognised. Views of contributors are not necessarily                                                           welcome.
    endorsed by The Stilton Community Association. Reprints available from the Editor on request.

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                                                                                                                 Merry Xmas to all!                                XMAS BIN DAYS
                                                                                                                As we career headlong into another new year,
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                                                                                                                the SCAN team would like to thank all our
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                                                                                                                readers, advertisers, contributors and
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    All advertising copy or instructions by 10th of month prior to publication.                                 happy, peaceful and prosperous 2008.
    Payment in advance to Stilton Community Association - NO PAY, NO DISPLAY!
    Advertisement orders MUST be accompanied by the advertiser’s name, address and telephone number.            As usual, we have included this month details     Wed 12th & Thurs 27th Dec
                                                                                                                of holiday opening times for as many local              Wed 9th Jan
                                                                                                                facilities as we could get, and a bit of
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                                                                                                  Printed by:   seasonal light entertainment which we hope
    Digital material in a neutral PC format please.
    email: scan@stilton.org
                                                                                                                you will enjoy. Merry Christmas Stilton!
                                                                                                                                                                   Tue 11th & Mon 24th Dec
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                                                                                                My Squadron (101) was stationed at Ludford         Lincolnshire. Each trip seemed to go like
                                                                                                Magna in North Lincolnshire, where it had          clockwork, but I remember one when an
                                                                                                been since 1942. The war in Europe had just        outer engine caught fire over France. The
                                                                                                ended and we were almost daily flying              chap sitting next to my wireless operator saw
                                                                                                brand-new Lancasters to Stilton for                all this. He was one of the three with a view


               We Didn’t Forget...
                                                                                                scrapping! We kept the old ones and                to remember and I gave him a reassuring
                                                                                                scrapped the new - the usual nonsense. Some        smile and scribbled a note saying all was
                                                                                                had Merlin engines built under licence by          well! When the other outer engine threw out
                                                                                                Packard, and in some were padded seats and         smoke as we crossed the Channel I sent out
                     REMEMBRANCE DAY IN STILTON                                                 ashtrays. Needless to say, both were quickly       my only ever SOS. My second note of
Every year on Armistice Day Stilton Parish       The church was packed for the traditional      removed, but my nether regions would have          reassurance was not so cheerfully given or
Council remembers those men who died in          service and Two Minutes Silence. The young     felt the benefit of the padding.                   accepted. Remember these chaps had not
war and who are buried in our Cemetery by        people were there in force to parade their     Lincoln aircraft (bombers) were appearing          seen their families for five years and, whilst
laying a simple posy of poppies on their         banners and bring their poppies, as were the                                                      the 17 in the back were blissfully unaware
                                                                                                in some numbers and rumour had it that 101
graves. This year the 11th November                    British    Legion,    other    former    Squadron were to take these new 'kites' to         of all this, the three in the front didn't think
was a Sunday and a brief                                  servicemen and the Parish Council.    sort out the Japanese in the Far East, but         much to Rolls’ technology.
ceremony brought our village                            The Rector reminded us of the           B29s did the job for us in August of '45.      The RAF had two bases in the UK where
commemorations to a conclusion.
                                                        loss of life and serious injury that    In June or July came Operation "Dodge", to planes in trouble could land. One was at
Immediately before this we had                          is still the lot of our Armed           fly army personnel home from Italy, which Manston in Kent to where we were diverted.
paused for a few minutes to bless                      Forces, as he described an act of                                                       This time our passengers didn't just shake
                                                                                                was fine for me as I had been sent to Italy
the new olive tree presented to                     remembrance at a Peterborough               on secondment during 1944 and had come our hands - several were seen on hands and
Stilton by the people of our                  United match attended by members of our                                                          knees actually kissing the tarmac after they
                                                                                                to know the Naples, Bari and Brindisi areas
twinning village, St Christol lez              local regiment, The Anglians, who have           quite well. So, we handed in our parachutes realised that we had only had two engines
Ales, which is planted on the north             lost seven members recently in                                                                 running! That aircraft never flew again and,
                                                                                                (our Army 'passengers' couldn't have them),
side of the church. Earlier, in his             Afghanistan. It seemed fitting that Stilton     the ground staff provided 20 cushions on instead of Peterborough station, the army
sermon, the Rector had used a small cutting    should join the rest of the nation for the       which they would sit and we were ready for lads were sent home from Manston. We spent
from the tree to remind us of the olive as a same two minutes to reflect on past and                                                           the night there and next day another aircraft
                                                                                                the start of "Dodge". From my log book, the
symbol of peace. In future years we hope present conflicts.                                     route was from base to Pomigliano near came to take us back to Lincolnshire as
that anyone wanting to place an individual                                                                                                     passengers. When we got over base the fog
                                                                                                Naples, rest the next day, and return to
memorial cross and poppy will find under                                                        Glatton on the third day. Of the 20 Army had clamped in and we were diverted to,
this tree a fitting site.                                                                                                                      believe it or not, the second emergency
                                                                                                chaps, only three could see out of the
                                                                                                Lancaster, whilst the remainder sat on their airfield at Carnaby near Bridlington. There

       Bringing the Boys Home
    AN ACCOUNT OF WARTIME OPERATIONS AT CONINGTON
                                                                                                cushions, from the main spar aft to the really we stayed another day until the weather
                                                                                                lucky ones who were quite near the Elsan! improved.
                                                                                                The trip took about seven hours depending          Up to 80 Lancasters and Halifaxes took part
                                                                                                                                                   each day in Operation "Dodge", bringing
                                                                                                on the weather. The Army men had been
Remembrance time seems an appropriate            The airfield was named RAF Glatton because                                                        home 1600 troops, many of them Desert Rats
                                                                                                abroad for up to five years and had a choice
opportunity to bring to life some idea of what   Conington was too similar to the               of coming home overland through France,            with a glorious war record coming from the
wartime was like around Stilton. We are sure     Lincolnshire airfield Coningsby, and Holme                                                        Western Desert via Sicily and through Italy.
                                                                                                which took up to 14 days, or with us and
readers will be interested in the account        could be confused with Holme on Spalding       having their first pint in "Blighty" that night.   We were proud to bring home safely so many
opposite (courtesy of the Conington Flying       Moor in Yorkshire (which incidentally was                                                         brave men.
                                                                                                Glatton was chosen so that they could be
Club) of the perils of bomber operations         Mr Ryder's home).                              de-briefed quickly and on a train from             My "Skipper" was Squadron C.O. Wing
from RAF Glatton, by Mr Ryder, who has                                                          Peterborough that day, on leave. They shook        Commander Ian Gundry-White, DFC; a truly
lived in Stilton for many years.                                                                us warmly by the hand on their arrival at          splendid chap.
                                                                                                Glatton and then we were straight back to

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             Fireworks & Parties
                             THANKS EVERYBODY!
                                                                                                                 Congratulations !
                                                                                                        STILTON MUSIC STUDENTS SHOW THEIR TALENT
      A GUNPOWDER PLOT                                  JULIA'S BIRTHDAY                        Kim & Erin Taylor would like to                           EXTRA BIT...
On November 4th a large crowd gathered on       I would like to say a big thank you to all my   congratulate all the following students for Well done to Megan Turner on piano and
the Playing Field to watch a spectacular        family and friends for all my lovely presents   their musical achievements this summer. Phillippa Carter on flute, who were entered
firework display put on by Kimbolton            and donations sent towards Asthma Care at       Everyone performed brilliantly on the day, by Mrs Kate. Osborne.
Fireworks. We were able to have a bonfire,      Yaxley Group Practice. The total of £200        despite nerves, and all have received their
on the area soon to be covered by the base      was very gratefully received and will go        highly respected ABRSM certificate.                     AND FINALLY...
of the skate park. Food was served by the       towards vital equipment to help sufferers. As                                               We would also like to thank Mrs. Parsons
Scouts and Guides and the Skateboarders         many of you know, this is dear to my heart,       Descant recorder grades 1-5 for her unflinching support and her piano
raised money by a raffle. Thanks to everyone    as my daughter had a life threatening attack              Allanna Harris                    skills - we could not do this without you.
who attended, ticket sales just about covered   and still suffers with asthma.                            Isobel Mee                        There were many other students who have
the cost of the fireworks. Other expenses                                                                 Maisie Mold                       achieved Grade 5 Theory or its equivalent,
                                                So, a big thank you once again. Also I would
were covered by the Stilton Community                                                                     Jade Devonshire                   and other practical exams this summer, so
                                                like to thank Keri and Val Barker for
Association. And several people went out of                                                               Emily Osborne                     congratulations to all. Remember: music
                                                providing a wonderful party spread and
their way to say how much they had enjoyed                                                                Gemma Carter                      gives pleasure for a lifetime and well worth
                                                Becky Skelhon for my delicious birthday
the evening; it makes it all worthwhile!                                                                  Sophie Crisp                      all the effort now.
                                                cake. Also to my wonderful Mum and Dad.
                                                                                                          Laura Racey
                                                Thanks to everyone who attended the party,

                                                                                                                                                      Sewing
                                                                                                          Francesca Francis
        Little Stilton                          and I hope you all had an enjoyable evening.
                                                Julia Pearson
                                                                                                          Alexandra Francis
                                                                                                          Emily Holt
        Cheesecakes                                                                                       Jacob Ashton
                                                                                                                                                     Tuesdays
                                                    Stilton & District
                                                                                                          Ryan Harris
If you have to feed a vegetarian guest over                                                               Phillippa Carter
Christmas why not use our own cheese?                                                                                                            Church Meeting Room
                                                         Twinning
                                                                                                          Grace Cattell                          Tuesdays from 2:30 pm
    Grease six individual loose-bottomed                                                                  Jennie Angus
    tartlet tins.                                                                                                                            Bring your own sewing, knitting, crochet
                                                       Association
                                                                                                          Ruth Holt
    Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180oC.                                                                     Rachael Graham
                                                                                                                                             - whatever. Chat and have a cuppa with
    Crush 4oz (115g) of cracker biscuits,                                                                 Lucy Rosbrook                      other enthusiasts. The ideal opportunity
    mix with 3oz (85g) butter and press                July 10th - 14th 2008                                                                 to finish off that project you have had in
    into the base of each tin.                        10th Anniversary visit                                                                 the cupboard for years!
    Whisk 3 egg yolks until thick; stir in               from St Christol.                               Treble grades 1-6
                                                                                                          Grace Cattell                      For further information give Pat Maltman
    6 tablespoons of soured cream. ½       A group of around 35 will be visiting Stilton
                                                                                                          Rachael Graham                     a ring on (01733) 242229.
    tablespoon plain flour, 6oz (175g)     next summer to commemorate the 10th
    cream cheese, salt and pepper.                                                                        Lucy Rosbrook
                                           anniversary of the signing of the Charter in

                                                                                                                                                Movietone News
    Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold                                                                 Erin Taylor
                                           Stilton. A full programme of events and visits
    lightly into the mixture. Divide the   is planned and will include a ceremonial
    mixture between the tins. Bake for 45  evening. If you would like to be involved in                   Flute grades 1-6                   Reader Tim Alban found a 1958(?) film
    minutes, or until 'set'. If the tarts  any way, especially if you 'host' one or more                  Jade Devonshire                    of Stilton on the Movietone website. Go
    begin to brown, cover with foil.       of our guests, please contact Chris Walford                    Isobel Mee                         to www.movietone.com, register (which
                                                                                                          Grace Cattell
Serve on a bed of salad leaves and drink a (241376)                                                                                          takes seconds), type "Stilton" in the search
                                                                                                          Erin Taylor                        section and click on the clip entitled
glass of port. Or two.
                                                                                                                                             "Forgotten Village".

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       A Right Royal Occasion
                   SIMON CRISP MEETS HER MAJESTY
                                                                                                                       Coming of Age!
                                                                                                                    SAWTRY CHORALE'S 21ST BIRTHDAY
With my mom and Ed, my brother, I was in          Whilst waiting for the Queen, I heard a voice
a room which was filled with rich and famous      behind me, which mom said was Rod
                                                                                                  THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A ...                              CONCERTED EFFORTS
people, writes Simon Crisp. I could hear          Stewart. He was talking to Ed about music.      Dame Norma Major led the celebrations at Sawtry Chorale is now busy preparing for
many snatches of conversation going on;                                                           Sawtry Chorale's recent 21st birthday party. Christmas and the New Year so please come
                                                  The time came when I held the flowers and       Dame Norma has been Patron of the choir and join us at one of our concerts:-
"what a beautiful room…… lovely to see
                                                  I could sense an air of formality around me.    for many years and members were delighted
you….". Well, who would have thought it;          I took a deep breath, bowed and handed the                                                           8 pm Saturday 15 December
a normal guy from Stilton in St. James’                                                           that she was able to join them, along with          All Saint's Church, Hamerton
                                                  flowers to the Queen. We chatted about the      their families and friends, at this special
Palace in a bow tie.                              flowers and how strong the fragrance was.       concert and supper.                                  7:30 pm Saturday 5 January
Let me explain….. I was there to help raise       What a relief I had done it! Then it was time                                                      St Helen's Church, Folksworth
some money on behalf of the Royal National        to eat; I knew when I was near by the aroma                ENTHUSIASTIC
                                                                                                                                                 For further information about the concerts
Institute for the Blind. I was going to present   of food. The tables were set and I took my      Formed in 1986 with just 18 members the
                                                                                                                                                 or to join Sawtry Chorale, please contact:
the Queen with some flowers - and I was           place. Then I was thanked for attending and     choir has grown in both numbers and
nervous!                                          presented with a gift.                          reputation. It is an enthusiastic and friendly Chris Wilson on            (01733) 243224
                                                                                                  group, raising funds for local causes while or Colet Patmore-Hill on (01487) 831487.
Rod Stewart sang for us; it was so good to In the car going home I reflected on my day.
                                                                                                  promoting a love of good music, under the
hear him sing live. At the end, the audience I was very proud to have taken part in such
                                                                                                  leadership of Musical Director, Shirley Allen.
started clapping, which was my cue to go a special day.
next door to get the flowers for the Queen.                                                           ARE YOU A BASS MAN?                          Index to Advertisers
                                                                                                  The choir meets every Wednesday evening          C ateg o ry       S ervice                     P ag e
A proud moment indeed for Simon and his parents as he presents a bouquet to the Queen                                                              R e tail          F o o d & d rink             IF C , 2 7 , 29 ,
                                                                                                  in term time at 7:45 pm at Sawtry                                                               46
                                                                                                  Community College. We welcome anyone                               W a tch & c lo c k           34
                                                                                                  wishing to join, but are particularly on the                       P a rty g o o d s            47
                                                                                                                                                   H e alth &        C hiro p o d ist             31
                                                                                                  look out for men to join our bass and tenor      F itne s s        O p tician                   31
                                                                                                  sections. There are no auditions and you do                        D e nta l                    30 , O B C
                                                                                                  not need to be able to read music. Our           F inancial        Insura nc e                  37
                                                                                                  repertoire is large and varied and includes      P ets             V e t, p e t c a re          33 , 4 4

                                                                                                  classical and religious pieces, songs from the   P ers o nal       H a ir stylis t              35 , 4 7
                                                                                                                                                                     C a re service s             44 , O B C
                                                                                                  shows and popular songs.                         T rad e s         C lea ning / va le ting      37 , 3 8 , 4 0
                                                                                                                                                                     F lo o ring                  32
                                                                                                                                                                     B uild ing s e rvice s       IF C , 2 9 , 34 ,
                                                                                                         Stilton Country Club                                                                     35 , 4 0 , 4 1 ,

                                                                                                           Door Person                                               C o ns erva to rie s
                                                                                                                                                                     H e a ting / P lum b ing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  42 , 4 3 , 4 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                  39 , 4 1 , 4 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                  34 , 3 5 , 4 2 , 43

                                                                                                             required                                                E le c trica l / T V
                                                                                                                                                                     G a rd en s e rvic e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                  29 , 3 6 , 4 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                  42 , 4 3 , 4 7
                                                                                                    Friday & Saturday evenings                     P ro fes s io nal Arc hitec t                  34
                                                                                                                                                                     F unera l S ervic es         35
                                                                                                       Please contact Glen Woolner:                                  D e s ig n & M e d ia        32
                                                                                                                                                                     C o m p ute r se rvic es     40 , 4 5
                                                                                                         Home       01733 246292                                     W ill w riting               36
                                                                                                         Work       01733 244600                   C hild ca re      P re-s cho o l               31 , 4 7
                                                                                                         Mobile     07771 784643                                     Afte r s cho o l             37
                                                                                                                                                                     B a b ys itte r              47


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                                                       The Winners’
                                                       Podium!
                                                                                                     Stilton Mailcoach
                                                                                                     Correspondence to: The Editor, SCAN, 8 Caldecote Rd, Stilton




              The Undefeated - 1                                                                                    Dog Sh*t Again!
                                                                                                           SH*T DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN - IT KEEPS ON HAPPENING
            STILTON UNITED KEEPS SHOWING THE WAY
                                                                                                Dear SCAN,                                        SCAN says:
The winning trend continues for the boys;            SHARE IN THE GLORY
Stilton United still have not lost a game                                                       Having just got home from the school run          If readers like A.Parent get fed up with this
                                             Football sponsors are always wanted for the
this season in either the League or the Cup                                                     and had to spend time cleaning dog                disgusting topic, imagine how fed up we get
                                             home games. This includes donating £25 to
games! Your support is always appreciated                                                       excrement from my son’s shoes, I am writing       having to keep reporting on it every month.
                                             sponsor the ball; come along to the match,
by the team and they love to see you at all                                                     to say how exasperated I am with the attitude     Look, it’s simple: If you don’t know how to
                                             have your photo taken with the team and
games. Forthcoming games are listed                                                             of those people in our village who do not         look after a dog you shouldn’t have one. And
                                             receive a copy of the photo as a memento of
opposite.                                                                                       clear up after their dog when it has fouled       if after all the publicity this subject has had,
                                             the day. If you are interested in being a ball
                                                                                                in a public area. Most specifically, I find it
        WAGGING IT ABOUT                     sponsor please contact Wayne Arthur on
                                                                                                incredible that someone would not clean up
                                                                                                                                                  you still haven’t got it through your bone
Please remember to support the 'WAGS' on 244378 or 07789 720894. Thanks go out to                                                                 head that leaving your dog’s poop lying
                                                                                                after their dog when the area concerned is        around in public areas is not acceptable,
their Christmas Carolling around the village those who have already done this for the           on a busy walk way just outside the school,
on Saturday 15th December, you will team; Frank Arthur, Clive Hayward, Roy                                                                        then you’re not fit to keep a dog.
definitely hear them coming!                 Baines and Gary Beaver.                            I would genuinely like to know why some           Since the dog is your property, so is it’s mess.
                                                                                                people behave like this. So, if there is anyone   And if your property causes injury to other
                                                                                                reading this who DOESN’T clean up after           people you’re committing an offence. We

             The Undefeated - 2
                                                                                                their dog, please write to SCAN and let the       look forward keenly to the day when someone
                                                                                                village know why they think it is acceptable      like A.Parent wins a prosecution against a
                                                                                                to leave their dog's excrement for others to      dog owner for giving their kids Toxicaria.
       STILTON YOUNGSTER SETS THE GOLD STANDARD                                                 clear up or tread in. If they feel
                                                                                                unable/unwilling to write, a change in their      Oh, and yes, we’d LOVE to print your
                                                                                                habits would be acceptable.                       explanation as to why your dog’s mess on
     NATIONAL CHAMPION                                BACK IN THE SQUAD                                                                           the school footpath is a good thing. Try and
William Lovett is now the current National      William was a member of the British Cadet       Yours, A Peeved Parent                            make it convincing?
Judo Champion in the Under 90kg category        Squad in 2005, competing all over the           (Name & address supplied)
for his age. He won his Gold medal at the       country and as part of the British team in
National Age Band Championships held at
the Sheffield Ice Arena on Saturday/Sunday
                                                Venray, Holland. Unfortunately, his injury
                                                last year meant he was not able to continue
                                                                                                                          The Footie Fixtures
13-14th October.                                in the Squad, but he has now been asked to       STILTON FC ARE ON A ROLL - COME AND SUPPORT THEM !
             MINUTEMAN                          rejoin and is looking forward to again being              Date                  Kick-off           Versus                    Match
                                                selected to compete on behalf of his country.
William had four four-minute fights, each                                                          Sat 1st December               1:30pm           Ramsey                    Home
of which he won in the first minute. Although   William attends Kirkstone House School at          Sat 8th December               2:00pm           Doddington                Home
he was unable to compete last year due to       Baston, where the teachers and staff have
                                                                                                  Sat 15th December               2:00pm           Caister                   Home
injury, he won the Silver medal at the same     been extremely supportive of his sporting
                                                efforts, allowing him to fit school work          Sat 22nd December               2:00pm           Manea                     Away
event in 2005 and so far this year has won
either Gold or Silver in all of his other       around his training sessions and competition      Sat 29th December               2:00pm           P’boro Rovers             Away
competitions.                                   commitments.                                                For the most up to date fixture details, visit www.pdfl.org
                                                                                                 Please remember: the Home games are played at The Powerleague, Stanground.

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                                                                                                     Neighbourhood
                                                                                                     Panel Meeting
                                                                                                 THE OLD SCHOOL HALL,

  Keep Them Under Wraps !
          DON’T LET BURGLARS RUIN YOUR CHRISTMAS
                                                                                                GREEN END ROAD, SAWTRY
                                                                                                 Mon 3rd December 7:30pm
                                                                                               Come and meet the Neighbourhood Policing
                                                                                               team and other supporting agencies to
Each year we spend hundreds of pounds on           If you buy large items for Christmas        discuss local policing priorities.
Christmas presents and each year burglars          (e.g.cycles) store them in a secure         The Policing team will report on work carried
prey on our empty homes during the festive         area in a shed or in the loft.              out in the three months since the last meeting,
season, hoping to get away with their              Remember to postcode cycles, TVs,           and any actions that have been taken.
valuable contents - even wrapped presents          cameras, videos etc. Photograph
                                                                                               Residents will have an opportunity to put
from under the Christmas tree.                     unusual and expensive items. If they
                                                                                               questions to the team and provide an input
                                                   are stolen a photograph may prove
Don't become another crime statistic! Take         useful.
                                                                                               on priorities for the next three months.
a few simple steps to prevent your Christmas       After Christmas, dispose of all             If you are unable to attend on the night but
from being spoilt for your family.                 packaging carefully. An empty               would still like to provide an input, please
                                                   computer box on display is an               contact the team on (01733) 424171, where
     When shopping remember not to                 advertisement to a potential burglar.       a voice-mail facility is available. A member
     leave anything on display in your                                                         of the team will get back to you.

                                               Car Park Vandalism
     vehicle. Lock everything away in the
     boot of your car.                                                                         PC 1558 Sue Walker
     If possible, do not return to your                                                        PCSO 7086 Jessica Drew
                                               If you park your car in Stilton School Car      North and West Hunts Policing Team
     vehicle to load more purchases into
                                               Park, please be aware that there has been
     your car before continuing with your


                                                                                                Contacting our Local Police
     shopping trip. Thieves may be
                                               some interference with cars during out-of-
     watching car parks for a chance to        school hours. If you know your children play
     steal.                                    round this car park (which means they are
     If a store has a customer collection      trespassing!) please warn them that someone                           MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU...
     system in operation, where you can        is tampering with cars in a way that leaves
     collect all your shopping at the end      them dangerous to drive. If you see children                        Yaxley Office:     1 Queen Street Yaxley PE7 3JE
     of the day, why not make use of it?       up to no good please contact PCSO
                                               Chamberlain at Yaxley Police Station (0845
                                                                                                    Call 0845 456 4564 and ask for the Yaxley office:
     Keep all your presents out of sight.
     Don't have them on display under          456 456 4)                                        Ext: 4162:         Yaxley Neighbourhood Policing Team Sgt. Shaun Ryan
                                                                                                 Ext: 4171:         Yaxley NPT Community Officers (Voice mail facility)
                                                Manor Road Fence
     the Christmas tree in the window.
     When you are out of your home,                                                              Stilton and Villages:
     close the curtains, leave lights on
                                               Within days of the new fence being erected        PC Wendy Ellis:                       07753 577 502 (mobile)
     and a radio playing. Fit an automatic
                                               it had been vandalised by being badly             PCSO Barry Chamberlain:               07921 094 828                          this fe!
     timer which can be set to switch on
                                               scratched and paint removed from one of the                                                                                 ep ere sa
                                                                                                                                                                        Ke h
     lights at set times.                                                                        Yaxley and Villages:                                                      w
     If you are a member of a                  posts. Please keep your eyes open; don't
                                                                                                                                                            s       o   me
     Neighbourhood Watch scheme, let           approach the offenders unless you feel            PC Sue Walker:                   07889 499066
     your coordinator know that you will       confident to do so, but photos on your phone,     PCSO Gill Goodfellow:            07921 094814
     be away so that they can keep an          or a report, with names if possible to the        email:- any of the community team using the following example format:
     eye on your property.                     police, as above, would be helpful.               wendy.ellis@cambs.pnn.police.uk

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                                                                                                    Annual Patient                                   THE HAVEN
   Keeping Well
  News from the Wellside Clinic
                                                                                                       Survey
                                                                                               Over the last several weeks we have been
                                                                                                                                                      Invites you to a

         (01487) 830340                                                                        running our annual patient survey. Thank
                                                                                               you to those patients who took the time to    PRIZE BINGO
         Annual ‘Flu                                    Christmas &                            complete one of our survey questionnaires.
                                                                                               Please remember that the annual survey is          Memorial Hall, Stilton
         Vaccination                                     New Year                              not the only opportunity you have to make
                                                                                               your comments to the practice. I am always
                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 9th Dec 2007
                                                                                                                                                  Doors open at 1 pm
The Doctors recommend that if you fall                    OPENING TIMES                        happy to receive any feedback you may wish          Eyes down at 2 pm
within one of the "At Risk" categories listed   Please note that over the festive period our   to make regarding the practice.

                                                                                                      Merry Xmas!                                   Prize Raffle!
below you should attend for your ‘flu           hours of opening will be as detailed below.
vaccination. If you have not already done       Please allow plenty of time (at least 2
so, please call our reception team on (01487)   working days) for the processing of repeat     On behalf of everyone here at Wellside
830340 to make an appointment.                  prescription requests. It would also be very   Surgery, may I wish our patients and their
     Aged 65 or over                            helpful to us if, where possible, you could    families a Merry Christmas and a Happy                            All proceeds will
     Chronic respiratory disease or             avoid attending for the periodic review of     New Year.                                                         go to The Haven
     asthma which requires continuous           long running, chronic medical problems
     or repeated use of inhaled or                                                             With Best Regards
                                                during this time.
     systemic steroids or with previous                                                        Mrs Claire Wright, Practice Manager
     exacerbations requiring hospital           Mon 24th Dec      Open as usual
     admittance                                                   8am-12:45pm/1:45-6pm


                                                                                                                    CHRISTMAS
     Chronic heart disease
                                                Tues 25th Dec     Closed
     Chronic renal disease
     Chronic liver disease                      Wed 26th Dec      Closed


                                                                                                                    GREETINGS
     Chronic neurological disease               Thur 27th Dec     Open as usual
     Diabetes                                   Fri 28th Dec      8am-12:45pm/1:45-6pm
     Patients who are immunosuppressed          Mon 31st Dec
     Any patient in receipt of a carer's
     allowance, or who is the main carer        Tues 1st Jan      Closed
     for an elderly or disabled person          Wed 2nd Jan       Open as usual                       Charlie Glithro sends his love and best wishes
                                                                                                      for Christmas and 2008 to all his friends and
                                                                  8am-1:00pm (half day)
  Private Sick Notes                                           All members of
                                                                                                      neighbours in Stilton, thanking them for their
                                                   Stilton Over 60’s
We are often asked to confirm short term
sickness absences to employers or colleges                                                              friendship and support over the past year.
for Sick Pay or EMA payment purposes.                 would like to wish everyone a
Whilst we are happy to provide appropriate
sick notes our terms of service only allow        Very Merry Christmas
us to issue an NHS sick note after a period       Thank you all for the help and support
of one week of absence. Therefore, a private         we received over the past year.
fee of £13 will be made if you wish us to                                                                                     Message from the Editor:
provide a sick note for a shorter period of         We hope you are all able to enjoy                    Many organisations, including SCAN, continue to owe Charlie thanks
absence.                                                   a peaceful 2008                                for allowing them to use his noticeboard to advertise their events

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                                                                                                                                                    and collection times. Next time you
                                                                 Trials                             Simple Back Pain                                collect your medication, ask one of
                                                                                                                                                    the Pharmacy Team about using the
                                                 In October, the Trials department at the        If your back pain is due to an obvious cause,      Diary System.
                                                 surgery underwent a very important              such as heavy gardening and the pain is            Indicate where you would like to
                                                 regulatory inspection by the MHRA, to check     restricted to the lower back with no other         collect your medicines from.
                                                 we conduct trials in accordance with the law    symptoms, this can be treated by taking
                                                 and all regulatory guidelines. I am delighted   ibuprofen or paracetamol. It is also important We have had yet another busy year in the
                                                 to say that we passed with flying colours.      to start gentle activity to prevent stiffness in Pharmacy. The patient list continues to grow
Yaxley Group Practice                            The inspector said in summary:                  the back.                                        and this has an effect on ALL departments.
           (01733) 240478                                                                                                                         Some of the changes we would have liked
                                                     No critical or major findings - these       Our Patients' Library can loan you a book to make have unfortunately been held up by
                                                     can result in being shut down or the
          Cradle Club
                                                                                                 called "Treat your own back" which shows guidelines and restrictions, which are all in
                                                     Principal Investigator (that is me!)        you a variety of exercises for the back. If place to maintain safety for staff and patients.
                                                     being prosecuted.                           your back problem fails to improve please I have a great team, who have high standards
September saw the start of our new 'Autumn           He was very impressed with our IT           make an appointment to see one of the and work well together. I anticipate another
and Winter' programme, with a bright, breezy         system and our IT department                doctors. In the Patients' Library we also have busy year for the Pharmacy, but I know my
stroll around Central Park. As we walked             systems.                                    a book called "Treat your own neck" which team will rise to the challenge. I am grateful
and talked, the babies absorbed their natural        He was impressed by our                     will help those with straight forward to them for their hard work, commitment and
surroundings. Afterwards we rewarded                 departmental protocols and training         mechanical problems                              sense of humour. On behalf of my team and
ourselves with a selection of nice nibbles and       records for staff (rare to find these in
drinks at the Buttercross café.
During October, we had an interesting visit
                                                     any research department whether GP
                                                     or hospital based)                                     Pharmacy                              myself I would like to wish all our Patients
                                                                                                                                                  a happy, peaceful Christmas.
                                                     He was particularly pleased by our          As you know, Christmas and Easter are two Sally McKallip, Pharmacy Manager
from Debbie Burgess, librarian from Yaxley           general ethos about trials. We firmly       of the busiest times of year for the Pharmacy
library. Debbie spoke about the benefits of
using books with babies, as well as the
                                                     believe that the patient comes first.       Team. The following things can help:
                                                                                                     Please check that you will have
                                                                                                                                                          Diary Dates
'Rhyme Time' sessions offered by the library.    We do not need another inspection for 10                                                                  Half Day Closing
                                                                                                     enough medication to last you when
Health Visitor, Julie May displayed her          years and learned a great deal from him
                                                                                                     we are closed.                             Wednesdays 19th Dec and 16th Jan 2008.
'creative side' by offering an autumnal        If anyone is interested in finding out more           If you will be away for the holidays,      Pharmacy will be open from 2pm
collage craft session.    Our discussions      about our studies please contact Helen or             and will need extra medication, make
focused on sleeping (babies not parents!),     Nina on (01733) 244601. We are currently              sure you make a note of this on your
                                                                                                                                                        Christmas Closures
nappies and how babies develop.                doing projects in osteoporosis, blood                 request slip, for our clerks.              Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and
                                                                                                     Before you request your                    Tuesday 1st January 2008
For November Kylie Garlick from River pressure, use of aspirin, asthma, scalp
Nene Organic Vegetables will speak about problems and osteoarthritis.
the merits of weaning with locally produced Thank you once again to all patients who
                                                                                                     Prescription, make sure your
                                                                                                     medication has been updated. You                    Carer Group
                                                                                                                                                           Meeting
                                                                                                     do not always need to see a Doctor
food, as well as introducing new recipe ideas. have taken part in our research projects. We          to update your prescription. This can
We shall also have sessions on baby signing, are very grateful for their contribution to             be done by telephone. Medication
Christmas present ideas with Original medical knowledge.                                                                                        The next two meetings of the Carer Support
                                                                                                     can also be updated by one of our
Ceramics and there will be a social gathering.                                                       Nurse Practitioners.                       Group will be on Wednesdays 5th Dec and
The Cradle Club parenting support group is Dr Alison Graham                                          Always allow a minimum of 2
                                                                                                                                                9th Jan in the Health Education Room. We
held on Thursday's, 11 -12 p.m. If you would
like any further information, please contact                  Stop It !                              working days, not including
                                                                                                     weekends or Bank Holidays, before
                                                                                                                                                are always glad to welcome new Carers to
                                                                                                                                                our small group. If you care for a family
your Health Visiting Team on 01733 245522. Do you need help to stop smoking? If so                   coming to collect your medicines.          member or friend and would like to meet
                                               then why not book an appointment with                 Don't forget that if you email or post     others in a similar position then why not
Pam Heslop Community Nursery Nurse                                                                                                              come along for coffee and a chat? For further
                                               Hazel McLaren on Thursday afternoons here             requests to us, they can take longer
                                               at YGP between 1:30pm and 5:30pm                      to process. There will be notices up       details please see Linda in the Patients'
                                                                                                     in the surgery showing your ordering       Library.

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                                                         Stilton People                                                                                      Library News
                                                         Remembered
        Gordon Ward                               Mrs Mary Bateman                                                    Family Activity Week
             4/7/44 - 4/8/07                                      1914-2007                                                    THE YAXLEY STORY TELLER
We would like to thank all those who have         Mrs Bateman died in November after a short         On Wednesday 24th October 2007 we                      CHRISTMAS OPENING
offered us support and kindness over the past     illness. The church was full for her funeral       celebrated Family Activity Week with a visit
few months, following the illness and sudden      service and burial in Stilton Cemetery,            from Teresa Benison, who is a Story Teller.        Mon 24th Dec          Closed
loss of our dad. The numbers who attended         reflecting the place in village life that she      Over 40 parents and children listened to
the church service reflected how much he          had long filled, not least 37 years as caretaker   traditional stories about animals, told by this    Tue 25th Dec          Closed
was loved and thought of.                         in the village school.                             talented storyteller who held her audience's       Wed 26th Dec          Closed
                                                                                                     attention throughout - in fact you could have
Also, we would like to thank all those who     Still riding her tricycle, tending her garden,
                                                                                                     “heard a pin drop.” The session then finished      Thur 27th Dec         9:30am -1:00pm
gave generously towards Cancer Research        going to church until just before her death,
                                                                                                     with all the children making animal masks                                2:00pm -5:00pm
and Wood Green Animal Shelter. The total       she was a well-known figure. She will also
                                                                                                     to take home.
amount raised was £775.90                      be remembered for her long service as a                                                                  Fri 28th Dec          9:30am -1:00pm
                                                                                                     This is the first time we have had a storyteller
Our dad was a special person, who in some trustee of the Mrs Worthington's Almshouses.                                                                                        2:00pm -5:00pm
                                                                                                     in the library and I would like to thank all
way, made a lasting impression on all who                                                                                                               Sat 29th Dec          9:30am -12:30pm
                                                                                                     those who came along and supported this
met him. Everyone will have at least one
                                                                                                     event. I hope we will be able have another         Mon 31st Dec          2:30 - 5:00pm
memory of him, which, when you think of
it, makes you smile. Please keep this thought,
                                                   St Mary Magdalene, Stilton                        similar session at some time.
                                                                                                                                                        Tue 1st Jan           Closed
                                                      Men’s Prayer
as this is how we would like you to remember                                                             ADULT READING GROUP
him.                                                                                                 Two books recently read and reviewed by            Wed 2nd Jan           Closed

                                                       Breakfast
Dad was a Stilton man all his life and never                                                         our Adult Reading Group are: Stone Cradle
left the village. He loved Stilton and all its                                                       by Louise Doughty, which charts the history        Thur 3rd Jan          Open normal hours
people. We know he will be sadly missed                                                              of three generations of one extended family
but please remember the happy times and
memories. He was a unique man, who can't
be replaced.
                                                      Sat Dec 8th                                    of travellers in the Fens. This was very
                                                                                                     popular with the group; a good story well
                                                                                                     told with a local theme.                               Yaxley Library
Martin and Derek Ward
                                                       8:30am, The Bell Inn                          The second book was The Farm, by Richard                    OPENING TIMES
                                                             Speaker:                                Benson. This book was described by one of
                                                                                                     the Group as so good that she read it in four        M on            -            2 :3 0   - 7 :0 0
                                                     Rev. Watkinson, Chaplain,
  BE SEEN, BE SAFE                                    Orton Longueville School
                                                                                                     days. You can't get a better recommendation!
                                                                                                     All these books are available in the Library.
                                                                                                                                                          Tue
                                                                                                                                                          W ed
                                                                                                                                                          Thu
                                                                                                                                                                  9 :3 0 - 1 :0 0

                                                                                                                                                                  9 :3 0 - 1 :0 0
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                                                                                                                                                                                C lo s e d
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                                                                                                                                                                                                - 5 :0 0

                                                                                                                                                                                                - 5 :0 0
 If you walk the dog, jog, or just stroll up

                                                                                                       Mobile Library
 Caldecote Road in the dark PLEASE wear                                                                                                                   F ri    9 :3 0 - 1 :0 0      2 :0 0   - 5 :0 0
 something light - or better still, reflective.                                                                                                           Sat     9 :3 0 - 1 2 :3 0              -
 This reminder comes from a driver                             Cost £7
 reporting a “narrow miss”. The pedestrian           Tickets: Richard Longfoot                               Dec 6th & 20th                                  Renewals & enquiries:
 he nearly hit was wearing black and was                                                                      3:15-3:45pm                                       (0845) 045 5225
 walking a black dog!                                     (01733) 240282                                      Outside The Talbot
                                                                                                                                                             www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library



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                                          News from

                  Making Progress
                    TOM LEATHERBARROW REPORTS
October's meeting was very successful, with    Park Leisure could deliver what we want and
twenty kids and four adults attending. We      three references have been taken up. We hope
conducted a lot of business and made some      to place the order by the end of November.
key decisions on the subject of money. We                     SECURITY
will have a total of £2442.15 in our account
by the end of the month.                      The idea of a CCTV camera was agreed;
                                              further funding will be needed to buy the
            FUND RAISING                      camera. We will need to coordinate this with
Hunts District Council has awarded us the Parish Council.
£23,375 and we have applied, through them,          ELECTION OF OFFICERS
for a £50,000 grant from the Big Lottery
fund.                                         It is over one year since the Reps and Officers
                                              of the Group were elected and it was agreed
                THE LAND                      that there should be a new election. Most of
At the October meeting, Mike Nicolay, from the Officers and Reps were re-elected, the
the Parish Council, spoke about the contract only exception being Rob, who is now the
drawn up by the Parish Council. He Junior Treasurer.
confirmed the space and the 25-year contract             PUBLIC MEETING
to lease the land from the Parish Council.
His report was accepted by all present.       We will be holding a public meeting in the
                                              New Year to show parents and interested
          THE PREFERRED                       people the plans and to report on the progress
          MANUFACTURER                        of the group.
For some time we have been studying the
                                                     LOCAL FUND RAISING
various layouts and have finally agreed on
the preferred manufacturer for the ramps. All The deal was that we had to raise ten percent
the youth members present studied the three of the money needed to have the skate park
plans and quotes from each manufacturer built and we would go out for funding to
and a ballot was held to decide which provide the rest. The next fund raising event
supplier and plan we want to have. The will be Carol Singing - a group of us will be
winning proposal is Park Leisure (18 votes going from door to door, singing carols and
out of 20)                                    asking for a donation, it will be held on the
                                              20th December, so please look out for us.
    SUPPLIER ASSESSMENT                       We will be happy to receive any donations
Peter, Carol, Aaron and Chris visited the and help with this project.
Park Leisure factory in October to assess
their suitability. They were convinced that
                                                                                                Photo courtesy of Peterborough Evening Telegraph

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                                                                                                         What’s on in &
                                                                                                         around Stilton !

                                                                 Workers’ Educational Association, Eastern Region
                                                                           presents a ten-week course:

                                                               Antiques & Collectables
                                                                      Commencing Tues 8th January 7:30pm
                                                                  Royal British Legion Club, 210 Broadway, Yaxley

                                                                      Course Tutor: Peter Edwards of Whittlesey

                                                               An introduction to the subject, this course will guide you step by step
                                                                   through historical developments and examine different styles.
                                                                                         Topics will include:
                                                                  Style identification                      Metalwork
                                                                  Furniture                                 Sculptures & Works of Art
                                                                  Ceramics & Glass                          Clocks
                                                                  Collectibles                              Rugs
                                                                  Auctions                                  Textiles
                                                                  Antique Trade                             Jewellery
                                                                  Paintings & Prints                        Militaria

                                                                       For full information about this absorbing course, contact:
                                                                                   R A Dudley, Branch Secretary
                                                                                   43 Atherstone Avenue,
                                                                                   Peterborough PE3 9TU
                                                                                   Tel: (01733) 269341




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                                                                                               Sawtry Dentist                          Stilton Country Club
         Holiday Opening Times    MAKE A NOTE !
                                                                                                 Closed lunchtime 21st Dec,
                                                                                                 re-opens Mon 7th Jan
                                                                                                                                       Open 12 noon to 12 midnight every day

                                                                                         For emergencies (registered patients) call

     Christmas at                                       Pharmacies                       (01487) 830438 and follow directions given.
                                                                                                                                               Stilton
  St Mary’s Church                                 (Please check before setting out)                    Buses                              Gardening Club
                                                          Christmas day                             Service No 1A                          Tues Dec 18 at 7:30pm
9 Dec 11am      Christingle                                                                      - Whippet Coaches
16 Dec 6pm      Carol Service                          Co-op 303 Lincoln Road (567203)                                                     Church Meeting Room
                                                       Open 12-1pm                           No service on 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan
21 Dec 7pm      The Bell Inn

23 Dec   6pm
                Carols in the Courtyard
                Outdoor Nativity
                                                       Shrives, 14 Westgate (554319)
                                                       Open 12-1pm
                                                                                              Service No 16 Mon-Sat
                                                                                                  Dec 24 last bus leaves
                                                                                                                                          Christmas Party
                starting at Haddon Church                                                         Queensgate at 8.15pm                        Bring a plate of party food
24 Dec   11:30pm Christmas Communion                        Boxing Day                                                                            - drinks provided
                                                                                              No service December 25 & 26
25 Dec   11am Family Service                           Lloyds, Bushfield (235026)            December 27 - 31 Saturday service                         Raffle
                with Communion                         Open 12-1pm                                No service January 1                           Everyone welcome!
30 Dec   11am Joint Service                              New Year’s Day

  Stilton Post Office
                                                       Co-op Paston
                                                       12-1pm
                                                                         (322907)
                                                                                                Stilton School
                                                              Petrol
                                                                                                   Closed 19 Dec - 7 Jan
         24 Dec            Close at 12 noon

                                                                                                  Chiropodist
         25 & 26 Dec       Closed
                                                       BP London Rd Yaxley
         31 Dec            Close at 4pm
                                                       Open 24 hrs throughout
         1 Jan             Closed
                                                                                                    Derek Vickers
      LAST POSTING DATES:
         Parcels           14 Dec                 Browns of Stilton                           Closed from Dec 22nd - Jan 3rd
                                                                                                                                            Hoe, hoe, hoe!
                                                                                                  The Bell Inn
         2nd Class mail    17 Dec                      23 Dec            8am - 5pm
         1st Class mail    20 Dec                      24 Dec            8am - pm
         Overseas airmail:                             25, 26 & 27 Dec   Closed                           (241066)
     Australia & New Zealand
     USA, Canada, E Europe
                                    7 Dec
                                    10 Dec
                                                       28 & 29 Dec
                                                       30 Dec
                                                                         9am - 5pm
                                                                         10am - 2pm       Reservation recommended evening of 24 Dec          PRIZE BINGO
                                                       31 Dec            9am - 3pm                    Restaurant closed:                   Folksworth Village Hall
     Western Europe                 13 Dec             1 Jan             Closed               Xmas Day, Boxing Day evening                 Dec 7 - Eyes down 7:30pm
                                                                                             all day 27 Dec, evening of 30 Dec,
      Tesco Hampton                               Rainbow, Yaxley                           all day 31 Dec and evening of 1 Jan
                                                                                            Bistro & bar food as above, except:
                                                                                                                                             Food & Drink prizes
         24 Dec   Close 6pm                            24 Dec            8am - 6pm
         25 Dec   Closed
                                                                                            Open Xmas Eve, 27 Dec, 30 Dec,                      Tickets include
                                                       25 & 26 Dec       Closed                     lunchtime 31 Dec                       refreshments and raffle
         26 Dec   Open 10am - 4pm                      27 Dec            8am - 6pm
         27 Dec   Open 8am - midnight                  31 Dec            8am - 6pm            Bar open normal hours, except:
         31 Dec   Open 8am - 6pm                                                           Closed evenings of 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan             No alcohol served;
                                                       1 Jan             Closed                                                             bring your own bottle
         1 Jan    Open 10am - 4pm                                                            New Year’s Eve open 7pm - 1am

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              Yorkshire Relish
                   STUMBLING OVER A CLIFF...
Stilton Stumblers’ latest excursion in search   The group re-joined above Malham Cove
of new places in which to ruin Stilton’s        itself, a spectacular limestone cliff which had
reputation for quiet civility took us in        once been a massive waterfall when the ice
November to Malham Cove, on the southern        sheet retreated. The view from the top is
edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.      dramatic, but nothing compared to that from
Several of us were embarrassed to admit that the bottom, where we paused to admire the
                                                skills of a group of rock climbers roping their
we’d never heard of the place, but the size
of the visitor centre car park showed its way up the vertical cliff.
popularity, and it was surprisingly busy.       A fantastic weekend. Next February we’re
                                                back to Derbyshire. Why not join us?
With good reason. On the Saturday, we took
a circular Stumble past Janet’s Foss - a
delightfully picturesque waterfall - up into
Gordale Scar, a dramatic gorge the subject
of a famous painting by Turner. Blithely
disregarding the warning signs about a
“difficult climb” we were stopped short by,                                                       Cambs County Council’s Road Safety team        If you do run into a dyke, the only person
well, a difficult climb! Up another waterfall                                                     are running a campaign this winter to try      who’s going to save your life is YOU.
actually! Discretion ruled and the party split,                                                   and reduce the number of fatalities due to     Here is the official advice on getting out
with three (fool)hardy Stumblers shinning                                                         drivers running off Fen roads into rivers      of a sinking car:
goat-like up the rocks. Pausing at the top,                                                       and dykes.                                         Stay calm, act quickly
they were astonished to meet two more                                                                                                                Unbuckle everybody’s seatbelts
hikers, one of whom was from Peterborough!                                                        If your journeys entail travelling along our
                                                                                                                                                     Open a window - NOT a door
                                                                                                  Fenland roads - especially at night or in
                                                                                                                                                     If you have to break a window,
        Stilton Stumblers’ Autumn Programme                                                       the fog - remember that most of them have
                                                                                                                                                     tackle a side window, not the
                                                                                                  no crash barriers and the water can be very        windscreen. Attack the glass near
         Date         Event                                                       Miles           deep. And although the roads can be dead           a corner where it’s weaker.
                                                                                                  straight, they frequently have badly-signed        (Keeping a ‘life hammer’ or a
   Dec 2nd            Whitwell (Back by popular request!)                            8            sharp bends and poor surfaces.                     spring centre-punch in the driver’s
   Dec 16th           Miriam’s Cover                                                              So the first message is:                           door pocket is a wise precaution.)
                                                                                                                                                     Get children out first - they are
   Dec 30th           Festive Fun Walk - suggestions please!                         ??           DON”T RUN OFF THE ROAD!                            smaller.
                                                                                                      Drive at a sensible speed
   Jan 6th tbc        Safari Supper                                                  --               Overtake VERY carefully                    Remember - cars are not airtight. Don’t
                                                                                                      - and only when you really need to         think you can sit quietly in an air bubble
                      Advance notice:
                                                                                                      Always wear a seatbelt                     until rescue comes. It might not come at
     Early Feb 2008 Back to Castleton!                                                                                                           all.
                                                                                                  Let someone know when and where you
         April 2008 Wales, look you                                                               are driving and phone to confirm you’ve
                                                                                                  arrived.
              All local walks meet at The Pump at 10:00am Come & join us!
               For details about Stumbling call Jan Woodward on 243278

26                        Tell advertisers you found them in SCAN!                                                       Tell advertisers you found them in SCAN!                        27

								
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