Barrow Voice
www.barrowvoice.co.uk      First Publised 1975

            Issue 154-Winter 2018

3,210 copies published quarterly and delivered FREE to all households in Barrow upon Soar


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In the last edition, Ginnie Willcocks highlighted the problems faced by people using mobility scooters on paths and jitties in the village. Now the Parish Council is trying to organise a voluntary group of residents to keep them looking their best and stay accessible. What a great initiative! Read all about it on page 17 in Barrow Focus. Another consequence of this article is that there are a few Co-op trolleys at the front of the shop these days. Formerly they were all in the carpark; most inconveniently placed for mobility scooter users. One article two positive consequences - the power of the press!

In this edition we have a topical emphasis as there is much about Festive Fayre available from the excellent range of pubs and restaurants in Barrow and neighbouring Burton. Plus an innovation – a page devoted to gluten free Christmas recipes. Our Christmas Quiz is there to test your memories of past pop tunes and an article on Christmas trees. If you would like to sail on a Santa Sleigh boat with Santa and his elves then don’t miss reading about the Peter le Marchant Trust.

Other articles, will sweep you away to Grenada in the Caribbean with Frances Acton and the Girl Guides or closer to home to the Soar’s river banks where author Ian Buckingham found the quietness to write ‘Legend of the Lost’.

And there’s more as we look back to the autumn months with a review of October’s horrible Humphrey Perkins death in the Murder Mystery - this time by electrocution – and the creativity of Barrow Open Gardens Autumnwatch with its array of plants, scarecrows, river scene, cakes, apples and cider.

In this edition we come to the end of our short story competition’s winning entries with Tia Pedrola’s ‘Becoming an Author’. Tia won the under 11s category and with such remarkable fluency and storytelling ability I confidently expect her to be writing for BV in a few years’ time if she’s not already been snapped up by The Times!

Gaynor Barton, Editor
Front Cover: Christmas High Street

Britain In Bloom

with the RHS, Judges Award 2018

Members of Barrow upon Soar Gardening Club were delighted to have achieved a Judges Award for the beautiful way the village roundabout, Jerusalem Island, is maintained. Pictured with the award are three Gardening Club members - from left to right, Catherine, Val, and Veronica but wish to add that Rose and Jeanette work on the island too.
Britain in Bloom

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