Glatton on Radio Cambridgeshire

Glatton featured on John Devine’s Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast  this morning – 12th May 2019, at 08.30. – entitled ‘Devine County‘.  If you missed it, you can listen via the BBC iPlayer where you can hear Terry Brignall and me waxing lyrical!!

Terry will be giving a further talk on ‘Allways’ on Thursday, 16th May, 2019 to the Sawtry ‘History Society’ commencing at 1930 hours in the W.I. Hall, Gidding Road, Sawtry. (There is a small charge for visitors).  Should be a very interesting talk, if today’s taster is anything to go by.

Author: Carole Green.

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Race Night 2019

Village Hall Race Night – 13th April 2019
A great night as always, enjoyed by some 65 merry makers! Photos show Paul Williams (slightly under awed) receiving “The Glatton Cup” on behalf of a syndicate from “The Williams Stable”. Paul was handed the cup by last years winner Steve Smith. Carole Green is the custodian of this prestigious trophy until it’s competed for again next year. Thanks to all who supported this event which raised money to fund essential work on our Village Hall.

Race Night 2019 Profit (Update)
A massive thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Race Night. We made a profit of £938.07 which is much needed and will help fund essential maintenance of the Village Hall to ensure its continued use by a variety of clubs, groups, the church and WI and individuals. Thank you all once again from your Village Hall Committee.

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Rabble on Saddles

At the time of posting, this great team have raised £4,525.00 towards their two charities McMillan Nurses and Alzheimers Research. If you would like to support them further, please visit their charity page at

The Finishing Line:

Sunday, 05 May 2019: The last Leg

Saturday, 04 May 2019:

Day One awards: Best excuse Glenn Ford. Best bail Steve Smith. King (Queen) of the Mountains Jenn Walton and Yellow Jersey Helen Ford



Friday, 03 May 2019:

Update 5: First few arrive at Tan Hill

Update 4: On our way to Tan Hill
What a lovely weekend for a bike ride! See you all at the Addison on Sunday.

Update 3: Rabble Training Session! Addison Arms – Sunday 21st April 1.30pm
Notice how “BEER” featured heavily in this “training session” which also appeared to be sponsored by Primark! Good luck for the event in two weeks time!
Raising money for McMillan Nurses and Alzheimer’s Research.
Sponsor them here:

Update 2: Rabble on Saddle Charity Cycle Ride 3rd-5th May
Come along to the Addison Arms Sunday 21st April 1.30pm
The cyclists will be having a training session on the turbo trainers.
Enjoy a drink in the warm sunshine whilst urging on the cyclists to stay calm and keep on pedalling and supporting the chosen charities.

Update 1: 6th April.
Early morning training ride for the Rabble 65 miles to Rutland and back. Please make it all worth the sweat and pain by sponsoring us. (See below)

Rabble on Saddles

Sometime back in October the gauntlet was laid down and the challenge accepted and a group of middle aged folk (and one youngster) dusted down their bikes and probably in hindsight in a moment of madness decided to cycle 220 miles from the highest pub to the lowest pub in Britain, the Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire to the Admiral Wells in Holme (and “no” it isn’t downhill all the way). The challenge will take place over 3 days 3rd-5th May finally arriving back at the Addison to hopefully a fanfare.

Training is in full flow and we are to be seen out on our bikes in the surrounding countryside and obviously there is need to refuel with a well-deserved coffee and cake stop.

For all our efforts we would like to raise some pennies for charity and the charities we have chosen are McMillan Nurses and Alzheimers Research. If you would like to support us and honestly we need all the help we can get please visit our charity page at

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British Empire Medal Award

Many congratulations to Dorothy Fowler.

Dorothy has  been awarded the BEM, in recognition of her community work with schools and charities but, in the main, for her commitment to the Girl Guide Association over some 45 years since she and husband Allan first came to this area after leaving the Forces.

Dorothy also recived an invitation from the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to take place in May 2019.

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YouTube video of Glatton

Terry Brignall has put together this stunning video of our lovely village :

Wonderful Terry, thank you.

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Sawtry Eye On-line

Did you know :

The Community News section of the Sawtry Eye is available for download as soon as the hard copies are delivered.

The most recent editions of Sawtry Eye can be downloaded directly from their page.

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