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The Platinum Jubilee Orchard

18th April 2022 | Community

The Platinum Jubilee Orchard, which is near Kibworth Primary School on Warwick Park, consists of 33 trees, all of which are varieties of Apple originating during the reign of the Queen.

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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.

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Michael Wood to return

14th April 2022 | Community

Michael Wood will be returning to Kibworth on Wednesday 25 May @ 7pm when he will give a reprise of the Story of England and then take us into In Search of the dark Ages and the connection that Queen Aftheldlard had with Leicester.

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