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Winter 2015




Barrow Voice is published by Barrow upon Soar Community Association. Opinions expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the editorial committee or the Community Association.

Barrow Community Association is a registered Charity No: 505692.

Advertising Deadline
4th February 2016

Copy Deadline
11th February 2016
Copy to:
The Editor
55, Thirlmere Road,
Barrow upon Soar,
LE12 8QQ



I read recently that the editor of the Daily Mail is given 2,000 stories everyday from which 100 are selected. Wow! The Barrow Voice team doesn’t come up with quite so many but in this edition we do range far and wide. As well as publicising all BUSCA events and reviewing the Murder Mystery there are two nostalgic features: Alan Morgan remembers life in Barrow years ago and Christine Dredge goes back to the early days of Orchard Kennels. As a contrast Elliot describes being in Edinburgh for the Fringe this summer and Julie rides the Roberts No 2 bus to Syston or wanders the jitties counting her steps. We even cover a little civil engineering: Ginnie interviews men repairing the tow path and I talk to those who dug up Cotes Road. Finally at the end of the magazine, in the Sports section, you’ll find Steve’s unique Rugby World Cup blog. There’s a lot to read in this 36 page winter edition. I hope you enjoy every page.

Merry Christmas,
Gaynor Barton, Editor

Soar Valley Rotary Club’s Santa’s Sleigh:
visiting times in Barrow.

The Rotary Club’s Santa will visit Barrow upon Soar on three evenings in the lead up to Christmas: Thursday Dec 10th - Willow Road area; Friday Dec 11th - North Street, Thirlmere Road, Babington Road and finally Tuesday Dec 15th - Mill Lane and Melton Road area. The sleigh will tour these areas between 6pm and 8pm.
As usual Santa will be greeting families whilst Soar Valley Rotarians will be collecting for Rotary Charities. Look out for Santa, give him a wave, and should you wish to donate they will be very grateful. All the money collected goes to charities large and small such as Wishes 4 Kids, Rainbows, LOROS and the Air Ambulance.

For further information
contact: Alan Meredith 0116 2303895