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Tai Chi

11th May 2022 | Community, Health

Great news for those wishing to try Tai Chi as a new 7 week course for beginners will start in June, 10.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday mornings at the Fleckney Sports Centre, Leicester Rd, Fleckney, Leicester LE8 8BG.

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Successful Ukrainian Effort

18th April 2022 | Charity, Clubs and Societies, Community

On 24 March, three members of the Easy Riders set off with two van loads of donations of aid. This included over £3500 of aid for the refugee crisis on the Poland and Ukraine border.  On arriving at the town of Zamosc, contact was made with a local group who had converted a large house to accommodate 40 Ukrainians.  Over the next two days, Keith Low, Simon Hargreaves, and Mark Evans, together with fellow driver Ben Poulter, bought two months’ worth of shopping for the group and a freezer to keep the food in.

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A Ballad of Bakehouse Yard

18th April 2022 | Community, People

Look at most Kibworth street maps,
look carefully, search hard.
You’ll find School Road and High Street
but wither Bakehouse Yard?
Where Callaghans did bakery,
and Tomlinsons cut hair,
the ladies’ broken biscuit shop
a D.I.Y. It’s there!
Just opposite the chapel
you’d find him, oft with hat,
maybe some tidying, gardening,
perusing this and that.
The weather didn’t matter -
in sun. in rain, hot, cold
He’d time to chat with passersby,
the young. middle-aged, the old.
You knew when Thursdays came
because you’d hear the trundling sound
of wheelies being put in place
for Friday morning’s round.
A pair of hands that could fix faults,
repair or fill a hole,
would also travel Desborough way
a game or more to bowl.
Once at the Kibworth Gas Works,
once in the Kibworth Band,
with Harborough Council planners
not afraid to make a stand.
My word, he knew his Kibworth
both history and myth.
Please God, into your loving arms
The no- show Roland Smith.
Anon

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