Barrow Voice      First Publised 1975

            Issue 162 Winter 2020

3,234 copies published quarterly and delivered FREE to all households in Barrow upon Soar


Hello and thank you to Gaynor Barton, Judith Rodgers and all the editorial team who have welcomed me to my new role and given support and advice.

This edition has ‘hellos’ (to the new Baptist minister) and ‘goodbyes’ (from Sheila Taylor); ‘thank yous’ (from Tilly Yates) and ‘requests’ (BUSCA events and library). You’ll see new items but on old themes; old traditions have been put on hold (Christmas market) while new ones have started (Harfest).

Over Christmas you can sing carols from your front door or amuse yourself with some quizzes; keep your physical and mental health up with some ideas to enjoy winter wellbeing and why not volunteer your time and ideas to BUSCA events or the community library? Feedback from our questionnaire showed that 89% of our readers use the magazine for finding suppliers of goods or services – great news for our advertisers and most people want to continue to read their Barrow Voice as a paper magazine.

Here’s hoping that you and yours are able to enjoy Christmas happily and safely.

Karisa Krcmar, Editor

Front cover: Photo of Barrow fields from the river taken by Mairi Taylor

Planting for Macmillan Cancer
Support blossomed into £1,000

Anyone walking along Nottingham Road over the summer would have a seen a table full of fl owers in pots at the front of Tilly Yates’ house. She was selling her plants (and others that people donated) to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. From the beginning of lockdown to the end of September you could put your donation into an honesty box and take the plantpot of your choice. Tilly would like to thank the village residents who put their hands into their pockets and raised a total of £1,097. Tilly is pictured here preparing her pots for next spring’s and summer’s stalls when you may be able to buy some snowdrops in January and February to lift your spirits in the way that Mairi Taylor talks about in her article. Editor


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

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