Ashwell – a fete to remember

July 21st – Ashwell Fete must be one of the best in the country, not just Rutland.  Music, great stalls, wonderful homemade cakes, vintage cars, dog show, Punch and Judy  & much more

Tesco raffle for charities

July 20th: A raffle was held & delicious cakes sold, all in aid of Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, in the foyer of Oakham’s Tesco. A great effort by Tesco staff and a reflection of their good relationship with their customers, as people both brought and bought to help three great charities.

Remembering the Tinwell air tragedy of 1944

July 14th – 75 years ago two US aircraft collided mid-air near Tinwell, Rutland.  They were on a training mission, hoping to help liberate their country. Twenty-two Polish soldiers of the parachute regiment lost their lives & eight American Airmen. Rutland is proud to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

Family Fun, RAF Wittering

July 13th: Family fun day today at RAF Wittering – something for all, from Polish hens (aren’t they amazing?) to heavy vehicles and information on D Day.

Active Rutland Sports Awards

July 11th: Congratulations to all winners at the Active Rutland Schools Sports awards. So much determination & talent.   It’s great that youngsters in our region are enjoying sports & fitness.

Thorpe Hall fundraiser

July 11th – A fabulous garden in Market Overton was the setting for a very enjoyable fund raiser in aid of Thorpe Hall – a great cause. A beautiful setting and jazz from Rutland Big Band made for a perfect summer’s evening.

New British Citizens

July 8th: Congratulations to new British citizens Karolina Lamin from Poland, Lubica Geach from #lovakia, & Carlos Fernandez from Spain.  The UK, and especially Rutland, is pleased to welcome you!

Whissendine 6 Road Race

July 4th:  300+ runners converges on Whissendine  for  the annual Whissendine 6ix road race! It was a hot evening for this stretching run. At the end, competitors seemed very glad of their bottle of 10/50 from The Grainstore. Whissendine was full of eager spectators.  Ferneley’s ice cream was a major hit for all. Well done everyone.

Oakham in Bloom…

July 4th – Fingers crossed for Oakham in Bloom! The judges came today, the sun shone and Women’s Institute gave a lovely spread at Oakham Castle.  Pictured are Oakham in Bloomers  (???), Rutland’s High Sheriff & yours truly.

A blessing for pets?

June 30th – No puddles, no fights & not too much mayhem at the ‘Pet Service’ at St Andrews Church in Whissendine . The congregation, apart from humans, were mainly dogs. All had a great time lots of excitement. A popular event for our whole diocese, perhaps? Congratulations to our brave vicar, Rev. Deborah Marsh.