The Magazine


Welcome all to the November/December – and Christmas – edition of The Bradgate Magazine.

We’ve a bumper read on offer with a bundle of inspired and inspiring articles, notices of some fabulous things to do and see over the festive period and we’re also delighted to bring you news too of the Tigers season ahead, including a heads up on all their home fixtures and some insight into the season’s preparations to date.

Furthermore, courtesy of the good folk at Welford Road, Tigers have kindly provided our readers with an online ticket code – enter BRAD20 at checkout – to be automatically entered into their Autumn prize draw. Smashing!

We also feature some nice check-ins against a couple of local history items – with enjoyable reads submitted by Dr D McNeil, courtesy of Marilyn Palmer, in bringing the industrial landscape of Leicester to life, before Thurcaston & Cropston History Society shed some fascinating light on local place-names.
Our Christmas features prompt some much needed – in this day and age – food for thought, and we welcome two contributions from the eco-conscious Daniella Southin, what you didn’t know about wrapping paper is definitely one to make you reconsider the status quo!

Talking of Christmas we love the article from in-house gardening expert, Garden Blueprint’s Joanne Kennedy who walks us through some great gift ideas for the green-fingered amongst us, and to add to the mix we’ve some “personality guidance” on buying your tree this year, alongside ideas and events courtesy of the Festive Gift Fair and Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair.
To summarise, there’s a lot to take in and a lot to read this edition!

Better get the kettle on!


QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
– Aristotle

January/February 2020 edition copy deadline: 29 November 2019

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