So what's been going on? I've been away on my holibobs but before I went I visited Collyweston Slate mine.
COLLYWESTON SLATE MINE - As we're celebrating Stamford's 50 years of being an urban conservation area with all of the gorgeous Stamford stone buildings, you'll also find Collyweston slate on some of the rooves. So I took a trip down Claude N Smith's Collyweston Slate mine to find out where it comes from.
Back to business!
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING - Rob Persani, Rob Wagstaff and I had a mission to visit as many Macmillan Coffee Mornings as possible! We reached over 20 so thank you for letting us know you were holding one. Also well done for raising lots of money, I'm sure we've raised thousands between Stamford and Rutland, so just think of how much has been raised nationwide! If you were papped by one of us, find yourself here: http://www.rutlandradio.co.uk/events/photos/macmillan-coffee-morning-2017/
MALCOLM SARGENT - It was a special day on Tuesday 3rd, 50 years since Malcolm Sargent died. Malcolm Sargent, the world famous composer, organist and conductor, was born in Kent and brought up in Stamford. I popped along to the graveside ceremony at Stamford Cemetry, which was lovely and spoke to Sylvia Darley, Sargent's secretary who's 94! Find it all in the podcast.
TAKING THE CAKE - The last two stops were for Kim and the ladies in Student Services at Uppingham Community College and the girls at Day Lewis Pharmacy in Oakham. Free cake for you and your work mates? Sounds good: http://www.rutlandradio.co.uk/features/take-the-cake1/
LEAVE IT TO LYDIA - my latest task was really lovely actually, I was part of the Evergreen Care Trust's pamper day for the residents at Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford. Ronette had the full works, I filed her nails, gave her a hand massage and painted them for her. She's a big fan of sparkles! Her nails match her dressing gown as well, first class colour co-ordination. Evergreen Care Trust are also looking for volunteers, whether you want to help with the pamper sessions or do something else it's only an hour or two out of your day if you have a bit of spare time and it means the world to the residents.