A great big welcome to ‘The Bradgate Magazine’, your local, heart-of-the-community magazine that puts you, the reader, at the forefront of our attentions.
‘The Bradgate Magazine’ covers many of our local towns and villages in North Leicestershire including Loughborough, Newtown Linford, Cropston, Thurcaston, Old Woodhouse & Woodhouse Eaves, Quorn, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Nanpanton, Swithland, Ulverscroft, Ashby, Coalville and other surrounding areas.
Please feel free to browse through the website, view our latest edition online, read the latest local charity news, find out what events are on near you, discover local clubs & groups and see what our great local businesses have to offer you.
Above all else have a great start to the New Year and we look forward to bringing you all the latest news around our beautiful area in the New Year edition!
The Bradgate Magazine Team
Although it’s still a little cold and still a little dark at the moment, we’re finding more and more, that thoughts are slowly turning towards sunnier times. In this edition of The Bradgate we’ll be bringing you a few things to see, do and read all about just ahead of Spring.
With this in mind and as a starter for 10 – anyone for cricket perhaps? The local Rural Community Council is launching the 2014 Col. Sir Andrew Martin Cricket competition, take a look at page 23 for more details and don’t forget to sign up by 14th April!
In the not too distant future there is also a chance to take a competitive or leisurely run (you decide which) across the beautiful Beacon Country Park – on Sunday 6th April, the Rotary Club of Loughborough is staging it’s Easter Bunny Run – for the ambitious amongst you there’s a 10km run to take part in, or for those just happy to be involved there’s a 3km fun-run. If you fancy taking part in either you can find out more about both on page 10.
With all this exercise on offer, if your inclination is perhaps…. less energetic…how about enjoying a local stage production. In Barrow you can enjoy ‘Mother Goose’ or ‘Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber’. Both are being staged in March and details of both productions can be found on page 43.
History buffs will also be interested in our report on page 17 which is titled ‘The Local Civil War’. There’s also a treat in store on 23rd March courtesy of the History Fair at Beaumanor Hall. Visitors can take a tour of the secret ‘Y’ listening station buildings and even operate a real German Enigma code machine – fascinating stuff, turn to page 45 for more information.
Finally the ‘Friends of Charnwood Forest’ will be welcoming Lynne Richards to their 17th March meeting (see page 28). Lynne will be giving a talk on ‘The Future of National Forest’ which no doubt will interest many of us who not only live in or around these beautiful areas but simply like to visit them.
Ed & the team