Do you know where to find this local landmark?

6000 Distribution Ibstock & surrounding areas Issue 11 June 2016 Ibstock • Ellistown • Heather • Swepstone • Newton Burgoland • Donington-Le-Heath ...
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Ibstock & surrounding areas

Issue 11 June 2016

Ibstock • Ellistown • Heather • Swepstone • Newton Burgoland • Donington-Le-Heath Battram • Ravenstone • Hugglescote • Bagworth • Packington • Snarestone • Nailstone

Do you know where to find this local landmark? See page 3 for more details and how to win a prize!

PLUS FEATURES ON: The Ashby Show Relief for Sciatica Sufferers! More Charity Champions Market Bosworth Country Show ...AND LOTS MORE!

Congratulations to Leicester City F.C. Premier League Champions 2015-16 Halls of Ibstock Ltd 10 -16 High Street Ibstock LE67 6LG TELEPHONE:

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Front cover photograph by Nick Linnett Photography

Welcome ...


to the latest edition of Community Voice! Front Cover Quiz: Spot The Local Landmark... How many of you can spot the landmark from our surrounding area featured on the front cover? If you think you know the answer please send your entry to Graham Tyers at The Voice, c/o 57 High Street, Ibstock, or email him at: [email protected] The winner (drawn first out of the hat of all correct entries) will receive a “Full English” for two at The Old School Tearooms, High Street, Ibstock. Good luck!

That’s more like it! Following on from our single entry to last month’s competition, I said we would make it easier this month and we received a lot more replies this time. In fact, we made it so easy, the village name is actually carved into the post itself and is visible in the photograph! I wonder how many of you actually spotted this?





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Last month’s front cover quiz answer and winner:


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The landmark featured is in Carlton, opposite the Gate Hangs Well. This month’s winner is Mr G Mayes of Ibstock who wins a Breakfast for Two at The Old School Tearooms, Ibstock. The draw was made by local author Rachel Greaves, assisted by Sheryl from the Tearooms. Watch out for further information about Rachel in future issues of ‘The Voice’ regarding her charming Ruffle The Rail Dog books.

3 Months Warranty We have moved to Ibstock Business Centre 57 High Street, Ibstock LE67 6LH Tel: 07901 380412 • email: [email protected]

When responding to an advert please mention you saw it in “The Voice”!

Well done to Mr Mayes and good luck with next month’s landmark!


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At FABCO, they are proud to offer quality products and first class service to every customer! Now this ethos is set to run through the fantastic NEW ‘Fabco Designer Collection’ of fashionable, on-trend interior home furnishings to be launched throughout late May and early June. There’s a fabulous collection of stylish interior design-lead items for the home: throws, cushions, mirrors, feature cabinets, lighting and premium quality bedding for the more discerning customer, along with a unique collection of beautiful hand carved bed frames, and co-ordinating bedside furniture. There really is no where quite like FABCO, so why not pop in for a coffee and let them turn your dreams and ideas in reality!


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On Saturday, 18th June, the world famous Pelenna Valley Welsh Male Voice Choir is to give a concert at The Palace, High Street, Ibstock. This is a very welcome return visit and will be the 6th concert that the choir have given in Ibstock. The choir was founded in 1980 in the small village of Tonmawr, resulting from a conversation at the local rugby club and have gone from strength to strength. They have appeared on the BBC’s ‘Song’s of Praise’ and have a long association with world renowned mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, who grew up near to their home town. They also performed at the 70th birthday of Hollywood star Sir Anthony Hopkins. Anyone who has ever been to one of the Pelenna Valley Male Voice Choir’s concerts will know that they are unlike most concerts! For a start, they usually describe their concerts as having 3 halves! One ‘half’ before the interval and one ‘half’ after the interval followed by the third ‘half’ after ‘the concert’. This is an informal, and often impromptu, time of singing, when the choir take off their jackets and bow ties and just sing for the love of singing. Concert starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £10.00 from The Palace Tel: 01530 262400 or Halls, High Street, Ibstock, Tel: 01530 260460. Tickets can be purchased ‘on the door’ (subject to availability). Please check with ticket outlets to avoid disappointment.

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We have been in business for over 30 years and this knowledge sets us aside from many others.

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TheAshbyShow Willesley Park

I S N ’ T I T T I M E YO U P L AY E D AT. . .

Willesley Park Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the finest clubs in Leicestershire. Set in rolling parklands, Willesley Park offers plenty of exciting challenges to golfers of all standards.


The Ashby de la Zouch & District Agricultural Society was formed in 1833 with the first ever show being held on Ashby’s Bath Ground. It later moved to Calke Abbey and then Measham Lodge Farm before being moved to Cattows, which has proved a huge improvement for the success of the show.

At Willesley a warm welcome is waiting for groups and societies. Parties of 10 to 100 golfers can be catered for; with tailor-made packages to suit your requirements. Let Willesley Park ensure your day is a memorable one. To book your day contact Tina on 01530 414596 or email: [email protected]

Our PGA Professional has a well stocked shop with quality equipment at great prices.

With the prime intention to retain our agricultural heritage, the Ashby Show prides itself on offering something for everyone to ensure a wonderful day out for all the family. The show revolves around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Ponies, plus the Show Jumping classes which attract exhibitors from all over the country with an exciting and varied display of entertainment in the main ring such as Shire Horses, Vintage Tractors and modern machinery. WI LL E SLE Y









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Later a display of Monster Trucks jumping over cars and crushing cars will add to the excitement with the massive 7.5 tonne ‘Grim Reaper’ being driven by Karen Shutler – the only female monster truck driver in Europe.

Kevin Doughty (Chef Patron) proudly creates and cooks some of the finest cuisine you will ever taste.

A la Carte Friday & Saturday

A wide variety of Trade Stands will be on show as well as Bouncy Castles, Climbing Walls and Donkey Rides for the children, plus lots of small animals to cuddle. Additionally there will be Sheep Shearing demonstrations, Duck Herding by Border Collies and a wide variety of floats, all of which ensures there’s plenty going on throughout the day!

Bar serving: 6.30pm - Midnight Restaurant service: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Sunday lunch 12 noon - 4pm

Bookings now being taken for Christmas Day lunch & Christmas Parties


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OPENING TIMES Mon–Thu: 6.30pm - 11.00pm Friday: 6.30pm - midnight Saturday: 6.30pm - midnight Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

The 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron Marching Band will both open and close the proceedings so everything is in place to make this year the most successful show to date so be sure to be there!

Kirkby House, Church Rd, Kirkby Mallory, LE9 7QE. Tel 01455 841153 email: [email protected] • page 6

Sunday 10th July 2016, marks the 102nd Anniversary for the Ashby Show and for the fourth year in succession it is to be held at Cattows Farm at Heather which has proved to be a very popular venue.

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HIGH STREET, IBSTOCK THE PALACE PLAYERS present High Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6LH. Tel. 01530 262400 SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Forthcoming Events

Regular bookings:

FOR ALL EVENTS WHERE TICKETS ARE ISSUED: Advance tickets: from The Palace Tel: 01530 262400 or Halls Tel: 01530 260460. Tickets can be purchased ‘on the door’ (subject to availability). Please check with ticket outlets to avoid disappointment.

NEW! Fortnightly tea dance – every other Wednesday from 2 - 4 pm. (with effect from 27th April) An afternoon of dancing and great music. Socialise, stay active and have fun. £3.50. For more details tel: 07768 372321.

Friday 3rd June – Film Night – ‘SPECTRE’ (PG 13) A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome. Film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.00/£4.00.

Monday Mosaic Disability Services – 9.30am – 3.30pm. Contact Amanda Tebbutt on 0116 2318720 or 07912 480961. Fitness Pilates class – 7.45pm – 8.45pm. Focussing on core stability whilst improving tone and body alignment through controlled movement. Contact Michelle on 07887 678367.

Saturday 11th June - ‘The Hut People’ in concert The Hut People bring their truly unique high-octane blend of folk music from around the world to Ibstock Palace. Accordionist Sam Pirt and percussionist Gary Hammond both have extensive backgrounds in music, having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, their playing is still very much in high demand. This is high-octane feel-good music from a very likeable duo that have the ability to get the whole audience involved and loving it – before the end of the first tune. Performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £8, concs £6, Combo ticket (1 Full & 2 concs) £16. Wednesday 15th June - The Palace Wine Club wine tasting evening. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.00. Limited to a maximum of 30 places! Tel: Gary at The Palace on 01530 262400 or Corinne 01530 451725 to reserve your place. Friday 17th June – Film Night – ‘DAD’S ARMY’ (PG) The Walmingtonon-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. Doors/ bar open at 7.00pm. Film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.00/£4.00. Saturday 18th June - Pelenna Valley Welsh Male Voice Choir (with guest choir) in concert. This world famous Welsh Male Voice Choir make a welcome return visit. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £10.00 from Halls, High Street, Ibstock, Tel: 01530 260460. Friday 24th June - PALACE BINGO A great social night out! Doors: 7.30pm. Eyes Down: 8.00pm Saturday 25th June - Palace Social Dance. A very popular evening of Ballroom, Latin, and Sequence Doors & bar open at 7.00pm. Dancing from 7.30pm ‘till 10.30pm. Tickets: £5.00. Friday 1st July - Palace Line Dance with Honky Tonk Cliff. A great social night out with no partner required! Dancing from 7.45 pm. Doors & bar open at 7.00pm. Tickets: In advance £5.00 from The Palace Tel: 01530 262400 or Halls Tel: 01530 260460 or £6.00 on the door. Saturday 2nd July – Leicestershire Co-op Snibston Band presents ‘Brass in Bloom’. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £6.00 (CHILDREN FREE) available from Halls or Tel: 07935 263988. Friday 8th July & Saturday 9th July The Palace Players present ‘OUTSIDE EDGE’, a comedy by Richard Harris. Roger is having trouble getting a team together for the afternoons fixture. Bob is having marriage trouble as he is still doing odd jobs for his ex-wife behind his current wife Ginnie’s back. Dennis’s wife seems intent on moving house despite the fact they only moved recently. Kevin is trying to fight off his over affectionate wife Maggie. Alex’s new girlfriend ends up having hysterics in the toilet. Even Roger’s seemingly perfect marriage to Miriam hits the skids when she discovers he was playing away from home in more ways than one on a trip to Dorking last year. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, it starts to rain. Tickets: £5.00

Tuesday Bubbles Playgroup – 10.30am – 12 Noon. Contact Rachel Seabrook on 01530 452144. ME Sports – 4pm – 5pm. Afternoon dance and movement classes for boys and girls 4 - 14 years. For more info or to book a place call 07584 568 937. Circuit Training – 6.45pm – 7.45pm. Contact Curtis Smith on 07870 498110 or 01455 291656. Tai Chi – 8pm – 9pm. Contact Doug Gerrard on 07969 480684. Wednesday 50+ Fitness Pilates – 9.30am – 10.30am. A specially designed program to encourage maintenance and flexibility of muscles used in our everyday movements providing a sense of harmony and wellbeing. Contact Michelle on 07887 678367. New Dance/exercise class – 6pm – 7pm. Contact Rose Debney 07562 331041 or e.mail [email protected] Palace Players – 7.30pm – 9.45pm. For anyone who is interested in getting involved with any aspect of amateur theatre. Contact the Palace on 01530 262400 for more details.


Jo’s Blog I’ve really enjoyed my past month of golf - however did not think I’d be wearing a wooly hat and gloves in the middle of May! The highlight for me was the family fun Golfer/Non Golfer day yesterday. I played with my son Tom and we did really well together, and managed not to fall out once, we didn’t win but it was a lovely fun afternoon. We played with Tracey and her family, it was lovely to see lots of young children all over the golf course and was a lot louder than usual.

FRI. 8TH JULY & SAT. 9TH JULY 7.30pm TICKETS: £5.00


Tracy’s Blog Well at least I have managed to get the clubs out this month after a very frustrating April. This is my favourite time of the year at Willesley as the bluebells are out in force and they carpet so much of our beautiful woodlands. And they always come out especially for our ladies invitation competition, where the lady members of Willesley invite friends that they have made along the way playing golf around the county. For the fifth year running my invitee was Clare who plays at Birstall, and whom I met over 20 years ago. We played in a team of 4 with Jane and Sally and for the first time in a while the sun shone and it was a glorious day. There was also the fact that we came third in the competition and we came away with some vouchers for John Lewis and a lovely candle! Even though I have been playing golf for nearly 40 years, this month saw the first time I have played in a competition where there is a golfer and non-golfer taking part. We played 8 holes and my partner was my 12 year old son, who did all the putting. Although we didn’t win, it was a such a lovely day, and made more special seeing the children taking part. I managed to persuade my husband to walk around with us and he really enjoyed it. Afterwards we sat outside on the terrace enjoying our bbq, when my husband announced that he thought he would like to be a member at Willesley because the beer was fabulous!

TEL: 01530 260460

Thursday ‘Healthy Hearts’ Low Impact Physical Training – 9.30am – 10.20am – A low impact aerobic workout specifically designed for the 50+ age group. Contact Michelle on 07887 678367 50+ Fitness Pilates – 10.30am – 11.30am. Contact Michelle on 07887 678367. Outlook Group – a social group for senior citizens – 1.30pm – 3pm. Contact Elaine Hodgetts on 01530 262400. Weightwatchers Class – 7pm – 8pm. Contact Jo Wyld 07877 281831 or e.mail [email protected] Friday Tai Chi – 10am – 11am. Contact Michael Cashmore on 07714 215216. Ibstock Soccertots – 1.45pm - 2.30pm. 2,3 and 4 years. A fun way of learning sports skills. Contact 07584 568937. Childrens Dance Classes – Beginners Ballet 4.00-4.45pm; Beginners Tap 4.455.30pm; Musical Theatre 5.30-6.15pm Contact Miss Jessica of Rochelle School Of Dance (established over 60 years in the area) on 01455 636514 or 07949 121442, or email [email protected] Saturday Community Morning at the Palace – 10am to 12 noon. Every Saturday (except the first Saturday each month) the Palace plays host to groups, organisations and associations from the village, including the Ibstock Historical Society. So if you would like to learn more about what is happening in your community, come along to the Palace. Also a variety of market stalls selling locally produced goods, including delicious homemade cakes, plus produce from Ibstock’s very own Dairy, including milk, butter, yoghurt and cream. Light refreshments available.


Starts at 7.30pm

• Commercial hire packages available at very reasonable rates • Seats 120 people around tables or 200 in rows • Well equipped kitchen and bar facilities • Good disabled access and large free car park opposite building SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS Contact Gary on Tel: 01530 26240 for details of SPECIAL OFFERS to discuss your individual requirements High Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire LE67 6LH

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BRAIN TO THE TEST? Here’s a bit of fun to get you thinking. (Answers on inside back cover - no cheating!)

Across 1. Banquet (5) 4. Velocity (5) 7. Golfing accessory (3) 8. Wild (7) 9. Fake (5) 10. Long narrative poem (4) 14. Fencing sword (4) 15. Temperamental (5) 18. Large imposing house (7) 20. Peculiar (3) 21. Lukewarm (5) 22. Part of the leg (5)


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DOWN 1. Festival (4) 2. Amazing (7) 3. Second sign of the zodiac (6) 4. Location (4) 5. Type of tree (3) 6. Subtract (6) 11. Security device (7) 12. Recluse (6) 13. Part of the eye (6) 16. Discover (4) 17. Not in action (4) 19. Short sleep (3)

European Funnies! The Spanish just have yoghurt for breakfast. I suppose you don’t want anything too heavy if you’re off to bed in a couple of hours.

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Performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £8, concs £6, Combo ticket (1 Full & 2 concs) £16 (age 12+) From Halls Tel: 01530 260460 or The Palace Tel: 01530 262400.

This is high-octane feel-good music from a very likeable duo that have the ability to get the whole audience involved and loving it – before the end of the first tune.

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Q: Did you hear about the Italian chef that died? A: He pasta way.

Q: Why do French people eat snails? A: Because they don’t like fast food!

After their storming success at FolkEast 2015, The Hut People bring their truly unique high-octane blend of folk music from around the world to Ibstock Palace. Perfectly formed and embellished with a foot-stomping accordion and mindboggling array of exotic percussion (with some Quebecois foot percussion & dancing thrown in for good measure). Accordionist Sam Pirt and percussionist Gary Hammond both have extensive backgrounds in music, having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, their playing is still very much in high demand.

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KATS ANTIQUE VINTAGE & COLLECTABLES CENTRE 2 floors of antique, vintage and collectables including quality gold and silver jewellery, coins, clocks, hand painted furniture, stamps, pictures, militaria, china, glass, furniture, kitchenalia, giftware and much more. ALSO WANTED All gold and silver including antique and modern jewellery also scrap and broken items costume jewellery all coins single or collections British or foreign militaria and medals single or groups British or world stamps, watches, silver plate and all interesting antiques, colletables & furniture. We pay the highest prices in the area. Free valuations – Over 40 years experience

50 High Street, Coalville, Leics LE67 3EE Open every day inc bank holidays 10.00am - 4.00pm - home visits available Find us on Facebook

CALL 07792 974309 Public car park to rear of shop Free parking every Sunday

The long haired lover from Liverpool and the man from Amarillo meet in Coalville!

Ibstock Business Networking Tuesday 7th JUNE Join us for a morning of Networking at the Community Tea Rooms 57 High Street, Ibstock LE67 6LH

9.00 – 9.30am: Registration 9.30 – 11.30am: Meeting All Businesses welcome £5.00 to attend to cover refreshments Bring your business card to enter into a prize draw

To register your interest please call Sarah on 01530 267300 or email: [email protected]

ST.DENYS CHURCH IBSTOCK DIARY DATES 1st Sunday of each month 10.30am

Did you think your eyes were deceiving you if you were in Coalville Town Centre on 22 April? Could it really have been Jimmy Osmond and Tony Christie on the High Street?


Well it was them indeed! They were, in fact, visiting Kats Antique Vintage and Collectables Centre to film a new series of BBC’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

Tues 7th June & Tues 5th July 1.30-3.00pm

The staff said that they had a fantastic day filming and they had lots of fun with the special celebrity guests as well as the antique experts Catherine Southon and Margie Cooper.

Kiddies with parents


Mother & Toddler Group Saturday 25th June 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Strawberry Tea Ibstock Rectory

Sat 2nd July - 2-4pm

Open Tower

Come and ring the bells! Stalls and refreshments available 9th July - 10-3pm

Quiet Day

16th July - 10-12pm

Tombola The Palace

1-5th August

Holiday Club

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RELIEF FOR SCIATICA SUFFERERS Ian Garside is a qualified Manipulative Massage Therapist, but as the following story shows, even professionals such as Ian are subject to painful attacks of Sciatica. In early November 2015, whilst returning from a trip to Lancashire, Ian began to feel the onset of Sciatic pain. Unfortunately, due to an accident on the M6. Ians’s journey was prolonged by several hours and by the time he reached the Coalville/ Ashby exit the pain was in his own words “OFF THE RICHTER SCALE”! Once home he found that by walking around, the pain gradually subsided but that sitting was a definite NO! As time passed Ian found he could sit on his hard office chair for short periods but that getting up and down was agony. Three weeks later he was desperately searching the internet for some kind of relief cushion without success. However, he found that when seated on the toilet (don’t laugh) the pain was considerably less than when seated on a chair, even with a cushion. This set him thinking and after several days he had designed and made a cushion to a certain shape which when he sat on it proved to be a wonderful relief. Because it took pressure off the sciatic nerve he could finally sit down for a meal and even sit as a passenger in a car for short periods. His friends called it “Ian’s Cushion” One of those friends was an HGV driver who had been suffering from excruciating pain day after day for several months but after using Ian’s cushion for several weeks he was able to stop taking any pain killers. Because of this success, Ian decided to market the cushion and formed a company. Several trials have been undertaken with a small number of Ian’s clients and the results have been very positive . The cushion works by relieving the pressure placed on the sciatic nerve whist sitting and this reduces the level of aggravation to the nerve and allows it to settle down. At this point the writer must declare an interest in that my wife has recently been suffering acute sciatic pain and has found the cushion to be a great help during this period! The company now wishes to expand the clinical trial of the cushion and is looking specifically for sciatica sufferers to try it out.

For all primary age children Ibstock Baptist Church

If you have a sciatic back problem and would like to trial the cushion please contact Ian Garside on 0750 811 5080.

When responding to an ad please mention “The Voice”!

Ian Garside is a Member of the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists. Northern Institute of Massage Qualified 2009. page 13

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Mallory Park Circuit Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary Nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, the popular motor racing venue better known by its nickname ‘The Friendly Circuit’, celebrated a milestone anniversary on Friday 13th May 2016; Mallory Park turned 60! Sunday 13th May 1956 saw the Mallory Park gates open for the first time, welcoming over 20,000 eager spectators to witness the former pony trotting track come to life with motorcycle action. From that day on 6 decades ago, fans continue to return time and again to race and spectate at The Friendly Circuit. Celebrations will be held over the course of the year with the main anniversary event being held at the Mallory Bike Bonanza, a classic motorcycle festival, on 30th - 31st July. In recognition of the 60th anniversary celebrations, motorcycle racings governing body the ACU have granted special dispensation for all parades throughout the weekend to use the original circuit configuration, without chicanes. Stars from the motorcycle world will be in attendance, including 11 times Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop. Live music and a licenced bar will be available on both Friday and Saturday night. The circuit has faced a number of trials a tribulations over the years, and faced spells of uncertainty. But since taking over 2 and a half years ago, the current management team Real Motorsport

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Limited, work tirelessly to improve the circuit and its facilities; Mallory Park’s future is looking promising. Natalie Hansard, Manager at Real Motorsport Limited, “Being able to celebrate the 60th birthday of Mallory Park is a great achievement. Just under 3 years ago, the future of Mallory Park looked uncertain, but we signed a 15 year lease and the circuit has gone from strength to strength, with a full calendar of events for the 2016 season. We are especially looking forward to hosting our 60th anniversary event, the Mallory Bike Bonanza. As part of our commitment to improving the circuit, we are currently undertaking work to assist in reducing the noise output into the village. We have further improvement work planned, which will hopefully allow fans to enjoy Mallory Park for another 60 years!” For more information on Mallory Parks 60th anniversary celebrations and upcoming events held at the circuit, visit or call the Mallory Park hot-line on 01455 502214.

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Worship Service: Every Sunday morning at 10.30am. Our gatherings are fairly informal. Everyone most welcome. The Chapel is also open on Thursdays between 1pm and 3.30pm. Take a break away from your desk, office, warehouse, home or factory. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Eat your lunch. Sit quietly. Pray......or tie a prayer-request onto the prayer-tree. Have a chat. Look around and enjoy our historic buildings. Relax, un-wind, do nothing at all. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

The Monthly Praise Meeting: 1st Saturday in each month at 3.00pm. Come and enjoy a lively time of singing, encouragement, fellowship, testimonies and uplifting messages. Light refreshments afterwards in the school room. Find us at the roundabout at the junction of Shaw Lane (A511), Bardon Road (A511) and Beveridge Lane (B585), take the Leicester bound (eastbound) carriageway of the A511 road and the chapel is on the left after about 50 metres. There is a large car park at the back. For more details on any of the above please contact: Richard Norburn on Tel: 01530 242526 page 16

Well she need not have worried because she completed the whole distance in a fantastic time of 4 hours and 16 minutes. Despite the early onset of pain in the hip, the crowd carried her on and she was so pleased with her performance she intends to compete again next year. Lindsay eventually raised over £2250.00 for Sense, the charity for deaf/blind children so I think that everyone will agree that it was a wonderful effort. Well done Lindsay!

Having already completed the London marathon 9 years earlier, Dr Houghton said she found it more of a challenge this time, juggling the training with her busy job and young family. Training sessions would take place late into the evenings and during weekends together with her sister-in-law, who was also competing. However, she still managed to complete the race in a quicker time than the first time around – a fantastic 4 hrs 58 mins! This is something Dr Houghton attributes to both the perfect weather condition on the day, much cooler than 9 years ago, and the support of her husband, 2 children and other family and friends who all travelled down to London to cheer her along. The crowd along the route were also a key part to her success. Everyone, from all walks of life, turned out on the day and played a part in spurring all of the runners on.

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You may recall, back in our March issue we featured a local girl Lindsay Tilbury who was entered in the London Marathon back in April and at the time Lindsay was concerned that the distance may prove too much for her.

Another local lady that completed the marathon for SENSE is Dr Houghton from Ibstock House Surgery.

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Thankfully, 48 hours after completing the marathon, Dr Houghton said that she felt “back to normal” with no major injuries or ailments to report, mainly due to intensive warm up exercises prescribed by a fellow GP! However, she can’t see herself running such a long race again until both children are at school, but may consider the Leicester Half Marathon in the near future. The £1500 that she hoped to raise for SENSE has been smashed and the total now stands in excess of £2000. Various fund raising activities including bake sales and a Christmas raffle have all added to the pot and Dr Houghton is extremely grateful for all of the support she has received from the public and at the surgery. She said, “Everyone has been so supportive. I really want to thank people for their support. I am lucky to be a GP in Ibstock amongst lovely colleagues and patients”

In our last edition we featured a young fellow called Wilf Smith (aged 83) as our “Charity Champion. Wilf, along with his family, had raised thousands of pounds over the years for a variety of good causes. Well we thought you might like to see a picture of Wilf in earlier days when he was a keen referee for local football matches. Here is a picture of Wilf (he is the handsome young chap in the middle of the front row) along with members of the Swannington Football club circa 1950. By the earnest look on the faces of some of these chaps, they could have given Jamie Vardy a run for his money. Apart from Wilf, can anyone put a name to any of the other faces in the photo? Send your answers to Graham Tyers at the Ibstock Business Centre, 57, High St, Ibstock LE67 6HT or email: [email protected] Let’s see what you can come up with ! page 17

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Market Bosworth Country Show and Beagle Racing Evening Everyone can have a great day out at Market Bosworth Country Show on Sunday 3 July. Between 10am and 5pm at Cow Pastures Farm, CV13 0DP there will be entertainment in 2 rings plus a Flower Show and lots of stalls and stands. The American Civil War Society will be holding a Living Camp on the Showground and will hold a couple of skirmishes during the day. There will also be Second World War re-enactors as well as vintage tractors and classic cars.






If you prefer the more traditional aspects of rural life then the heavy horse and cattle classes will take place in the morning. There will be displays of hedge laying, hurdle making, chainsaw sculpting and beekeeping. The rough and tumble of mounted games display and the elegance of side saddle riding will provide an equestrian contrast. Hounds from the Atherstone & Dove Valley and the North Warwickshire beagles will be on parade.

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Bosworth’s own ‘Bake-Off’ in the Flower Tent will feature cakes, bread, jam and scones. Local gardeners will be competing for the best broad beans and sweet peas. Children can enter the colouring competition or their decorated gingerbread people and fairy cakes. Entries by 27 June via www.marketbosworthshow.

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Local food and drink sellers will be promoting their products all

day or if you prefer bring a picnic to sustain you. An evening of Beagle Racing will be held on the Showground on Friday 1 July from 7pm. The bar will be open and 4 races culminating in a champion of champions run will provide a chance to have a flutter on your favourite beagle. Tickets are £10.00 and £5.00 for children to include a roast beef supper and are also available from Helen Earp on 01455 290489 or email [email protected] Reduce the costs of a day at the Show by buying an early bird ticket via the website An even better bargain is to join Market Bosworth Agricultural, Horticultural and Equestrian Society. For £15.00 per year a member is entitled to free entry to the show ground, free car parking in the member’s area, access to the member’s enclosure and bar plus a guest admission ticket. The membership application form is available from the Treasurer, Graham Pickering on 01455 636 701 or can be found at Keep up to date with Market Bosworth Country Show website or via Facebook and Twitter.


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MONTHLY Report – MAY 2016 The Saints secured Midland Football league statues following their 4 wins from 5 games in April, finishing in 16th position from 20 teams, the bottom 2 clubs Pelsall Villa and Southam United being relegated.

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Weds 4th May - Littleton 2-1 Heather St Johns FC Heather St Johns just had one match during May, which was the rearranged fixture away to Littleton, the Evesham-based team. The final score was 2-1 with the winning goal coming in the most bizarre way. Saints, who had to play an out-field player in goal, namely skipper Harry Reece, possibly the smallest player on the pitch. However, what he lacked in size he made up for it in superb positional play making several fine saves. The hosts lead after 52 minutes courtesy of a Lewis Marston goal, with Saint’s restoring parity just after the hour via a Ryan Nesbitt penalty. Saints then had a claim for a second penalty waved away by the man in black after Rose was bundled down from the rear - a challenge that left the player requiring treatment. But with the clock ticking down the referee did award the game’s second penalty, and it was one that amazed both sets of supporters and players alike! The ball was shielded over goal line by stand-in keeper Reece but the referee took the view that Marston had been impeded. Conway made no mistake from the spot making it an unlikely win of 2-1 to Littleton. This was virtually the last action, giving managers Rigby’s Saints no opportunity to hit back and try to gain the point they fully deserved.

NEXT SEASON... Training starts mid-way through June and pre-season friendlies start in July. However, during May and June lots of work goes into the pitch and behind the scenes at the club. The dressing rooms and the club house get a new lick of paint, there’s a new shower for the match officials room, new seats in the main stand, the pitch is treated and re-turfed down the sides and the press box is redecorated. A busy close-season! Anyone interested in joining the club on the pitch, or in any other capacity, should in the first instance contact myself, Phil Owen via email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01530 273399.

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Wednesday 4th August................Darlaston ................................................... Away League season Starts on 6th August Enjoy the summer break watching England win Euro 2016 and congratulations on Coalville Town’s promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier League. Finally, let’s take this opportunity in adding to the accolades for Leicester City’s fairy tale come true - winning arguably the toughest league in the world! Thank you for all your support and see you next season!


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Attention trades people and small businesses! We are still offering ‘Classified’ advertisements, which are an ideal way to advertise your business to our 5000+ readership from just £8 for two lines of text under your business name. Lineage space will also be available for job vacancy notices. If interested please contact us via [email protected] Every care is taken to ensure that all information printed is accurate. However liability cannot be accepted for any loss or damage due to any inaccuracies or omissions within this publication. All rights reserved. No advertisements or editorial within this publication may be reproduced without the permission of the publisher. This applies to printed or electronic reproduction. Printed and published by Ibstock Community Voice, 57 High Street, Ibstock, Leics LE67 6LH. To advertise please contact Steve Tilbury or Graham Tyers on 01530 267300. page 23

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