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Marriage Seminar

17th February 2024 | People, What's On

A one day marriage seminar inspired by 'The Marriage Course' is being held on Saturday 9 March, 10am - 4pm, in St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Kibworth. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

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Glenfields Optical Pearl

20th November 2023 | Business, People

Optical Assistant Carol Barker celebrates her 30th year with Edmonds and Slatter independent opticians this November, making it her pearl anniversary! She joined the company in 1993 and has remained part of the Glenfield practice team ever since.

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The Hall, West Langton

30th October 2023 | People

Paul, Carol and six month old son Philip moved to Stable Cottage, The Hall, West Langton in 1982. The former stables were ideal for Carol as she ran a riding school and livery with 14 horses. One of them a cross shire horse was called Nimrod.

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Underneath the Railway Arches

16th October 2023 | Community, People

Railways have always held a fascination for me right from an early age when, along with my parents and brother, I lived close to the Great Northern Railway line that ran at the bottom of our garden in Wintersdale Road near Thurnby, Leicester.

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Smeeton Westerby Rectory – Revisited

20th September 2023 | People

In June I submitted an article to the Chronicle regarding Smeeton Westerby rectory and its residents. Since then I have acquired a letter, dated 22 July 1902, sent to the Rev Sale at the Rectory from the Rev Ambrose Pudsey Dawson, who was the last of the clerical heads and remained as headmaster of Kibworth Grammar School. His term of office was from 1889 until he resigned in 1906, in order to move to the village of Harston, which is close to Belvoir Castle. During his time in Kibworth he lived in School House and it is from here that this letter is written. A copy of it is shown here but due to its poor condition I decided to transcribe the handwritten message for additional clarity

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