Harborough area village news

Martyn Green captured this gorgeous sunset near Naseby last week
Martyn Green captured this gorgeous sunset near Naseby last week

Martyn Green captured this gorgeous sunset near Naseby last week

Wonderful walks, glorious garden visits and superb suppers are just a few pursuits enjoyed over the past two months.

There’s lots to look forward to as Groups re-start after the summer break. Flower Arranging, Folk Group, Singing for Pleasure and Summer Strollers all reconvene this month.

Concert Band, Lunch Club, Table Tennis and T’ai Chi are back in September.

Looking forward, the Anglo Zulu War Study Group will be manning the battlements again at the end of October.

The Outings Group is off to Bletchley Park on Thursday September 10, to see where the Enigma Code was broken, which ties in well with the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2; The group will go behind the scenes at the Little Theatre on Friday September 18, followed by supper and the first performance of the season.

The Walking Group is having an Away Break in Bewdley, September 14-17.

Diary Dates

If you fancy a little German Conversation on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, the group has room for another member.

Monthly Meetings take place in Kibworth Grammar School Hall on the third Tuesday of the month, 1.45-3.45pm. Members are in the Spotlight on 18th August. Robert Leveritt will talk about Walking with the Wounded on September 15 and Susan Edwards on The Story Behind The Painting on October 20. Meantime leaders are busy preparing for the Group Showcase on November 17.

For all that’s on offer visit www.kibworthu3a.org.uk


Cream Teas will be served at ‘Linden Lea’, home of Sonya and Cameron Fraser which is located close to the church, on Sunday August 16 from 3pm-5.30pm There will also be various stalls, raffles etc. Admission £3 in aid of church funds.

Cranford Hall Annual craft fair

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August KOS Musical Theatre Company will hold their annual craft fair in the delightful setting of Cranford Hall, in

Cranford near Kettering, from 10am-5pm each day.

The public will see the very best quality of homemade crafts including pressed flowers, pictures, gifts, cards, landscapes, handbags, textiles, waci glass, painted glass gifts, childrens clothes, jams, preserves, woodturning, plus many more.

There will be a fully staffed restaurant serving morning coffee, light lunches and cream teas plus an assortment of homemade cakes and sandwiches.

Each day has a daily entertainment programme and childrens entertainer.

Admission for adults £3.50, OAPS £3, Children (age 4-12 £2.50, Family ticket £9 (2 adults, 2 children). free supervised car parking.

For further enquiries please phone 01536 516714


As part of its summer programme nine members of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society visited Crich Tram Museum on Sunday

August 9, to coincide with the museum’s 1940’s weekend.

This enjoyable day out was organised by committee member Paul Nickerson.

Regular Friday evening meetings resume on Friday September 4 at Marlow House in Gold Street, Desborough at 8pm.

The first meeting is the Chairman’s evening.

Foxton WI

The group is hosting a Tea and Cake party to celebrate 100 years of the WI.

The event takes place at the Robert Monk Hall from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, September 20.

Foxton School Recorder Group will play for us and Bernard Rice will entertain us with songs and music from across the years.

There will also be a tombola where you can try your luck.