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Editors:               David and Monica Lilley



Distribution:       Tony Court                     

                                                                                                                                     Hilary Rule            


All contributions please to 8 Brookhampton Street. 

Deadline for next Edition –  12th October  2009



Refuse Collections during October

Monday        5th October   -         Black bin collection

Monday        12th October  -         Green bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

Monday        19th October  -         Black bin collection

Monday        26th October  -         Green bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

Bins and boxes must be placed out by 7.00 a.m. on your designated day of collection.

Ickleton Parish Council

The following items were discussed at the meeting held on Wednesday 16th September 2009:

Gritting of roads by farmers (Cllr Stone):  Cllr Stone reported that CCC have been reviewing the gritting of streets/cycleway but said it was unlikely farmers will be brought into the equation due to Public Liability and Training required, also the ‘salt’ released from the gritting lorries was in a ‘liquid’ form. Lewis Duke raised concerns about Grange Road, especially as RAGT Seeds Ltd. was now operational and employed approximately 50 people who would use this road to get to work.   The Chairman asked Cllr Stone if he could make this point, asking for this road to be included in the gritting plan and report back to the Parish Council.  

Coploe Road – Speeding & 30mph sign (Cllr Stone):  Cllr Stone confirmed that CCC would not be supplying extra signage or moving the 30mph sign.  A request for this work could be made under the next submitted Minor Highway Improvement Schemes Bids.

Planning application(s) received from SCDC:

Declarations of Interest to be declared:  Tim Pavelin declared an interest in the Tree Works application for Ickleton Social Club and did not take part in the discussion.

S/104/09/O – Erection of buildings for research & development together with ancillary facilities & infrastructure.  Phases 2 & 3 – Land to the South of Wellcome Trust, Genome Campus, in the parishes of Ickleton & Hinxton CB10 1RQ – The Wellcome Trust.

This application will affect Ickleton more than Hinxton and the Chairman felt more trees should be included. Due to the volume of paperwork received, it was agreed the Clerk would ask SCDC for an extension in order to give all the Councillors the opportunity to look at the plans.  The Clerk was asked to look for any comments made on the previous application (2002).                             

Planning application(s) granted by SCDC:

S/0766/09/F – Garage/Workshop/Store with Annexe (Amended design to include 2 Velux Escape Roof lights) – 33 Frogge Street

Planning application(s) refused by SCDC: 

S/0078/09/LB – Proposed Roof light – Church Barn, Mowbrays Yard

S/0975/09/F – Extensions & Alterations – 30 Church Street

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 – Appeal by Rowe Building & Development site:  land r/o 9-17 Grange Road –10.00a.m. This will take place on 22nd September 2009 @ SCDC offices.  Terry Sadler will attend on behalf of the Parish Council.                                                     

Tree Works subject to a tree preservation order or situated within a Conservation Area:

C/11/40/054 – Fell Horse Chestnut tree – leans towards building, will eventually cause structural damage – Church Street/Mill Lane – Ickleton Social Club  -  Approve

Play Area - Offer of Round Seat – A resident had asked the Clerk if the Parish Council would like a round seat (with a back) to go round a tree in the Play Area.  The Parish Council would like to accept the seat and thanked the resident for the kind offer.         

Ickleton Methodist Chapel, Abbey Street:

A letter had been received (and circulated) from Bishop’s Stortford Circuit of the Methodist Church asking if the Parish Council had an interest in acquiring the building.  This letter had also been sent to The Ickleton Society and Ickleton Village Hall.  After discussion it was felt we should ask how much they were considering letting the building sell for.                                                                               

Jocelyn Flitton – Parish Clerk ( 530407





Next month, November, is the last month of the Church’s year.  The theme of many services is remembrance.  November 1st is All Saints Sunday and the saints of all generations will be remembered at the morning services.  In the evening, at Hinxton Church at 6.30 p.m. we will be remembering members of our family and friends who we love but see no longer.  This commemoration of the departed is called All Souls.  During the service, the names of the departed will be read out and all those whose funerals have taken place in Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton Churches and at Cambridge Crematorium since November 2008 will be included.   If you have someone you wish to include, it would be helpful if you could let me have the details by October 29th. During this service members of the congregation are invited to light candles as a symbol of our prayers for loved ones.  You are very welcome to join us for this simple and personal commemorative service.

November 8th is Remembrance Sunday and there will be services in all the villages with wreath-laying at the war memorials.                                                                                

Julie Baillie – Reader (530684

                                                                                                                       email gejuba@talktalk.net



Church Office                                                     (01223 832137 (answerphone)

                             e-mail address:                     hinkledux@googlemail.com

Churchwardens  Simon Casement                

                             Rosemary McKillen             

Prayer Ministry   Jackie Casement                          

Lay Ministers      Julie Baillie                           

                             Judith Wright                        



     Thursday 1st

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





   Friday  2nd

 7.30 p.m. Harvest Evensong & Buffet Supper





    Sunday 4th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion


      Trinity 17

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist with Sunday School



  5.00 p.m. Harvest Festival Songs of Praise



                  followed by Supper in the Village Hall





     Thursday 8th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





     Sunday 11th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion


        Trinity 11

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist



  6.30 p.m. Evensong





   Thursday 15th

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





    Sunday 18th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion


      St. Luke

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist



  6.30 p.m. Evensong with laying on of hands





  Thursday 22nd

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





     Sunday 25th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion


    Last Sunday

10.00 a.m. Family Service


    after Trinity

  6.30 p.m. Evensong





   Thursday 29th

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion










Congratulations to…... Melissa Kell and Giles Woodhead who were married at Ickleton Church on 5th September.


Church Coffee Mornings

The weekly coffee mornings finished on 30th September and we have now moved to our monthly rota of the first Tuesday of every month commencing on Tuesday 6th October.

We had a lovely summer this year which allowed us to sit outside on many occasions and we had excellent attendances.  We welcomed quite a few new people in that time who have since become regulars.  I look forward to your continued support.                            Rosemary McKillen



A very big thank you to those who gave time to ‘meet and greet’ visitors to our church; Peggy Richardson, Dawn Bradley, Jean and David Whitaker, Jackie Casement, Judy Marshall, Ursula, and Neil McKillen – you did us proud! A special ‘thank-you’ to Rosemary McKillen who made some of her delicious sweet nibbles which were much appreciated.

Over 40 people visited our lovely church and they were very appreciative of our hospitality.

                                                                                                                                                      Hilary Rule

From Ickleton’s Cyclists

We would like to thank everyone who said they would sponsor us on The Historic Churches Trust cycle ride on September 12th.  We really enjoyed it, and as it was such a perfect day weather-wise we cycled as far as Haslingfield via Hinxton, Pampisford, Sawston, Stapleford, the Shelfords, Harston and Hauxton and back home via Newton, Whittlesford and Duxford.

We are still gathering in the money, but hope to make about £200, so many thanks. 

       John and Sue Fowler


Memories and Reflections of World War II

Come and join us on Friday November 6th at 7.30 p.m. in Ickleton Church.  The first half of the evening is ‘Ickleton at War’ and includes, by kind permission of Derek Plumb, readings from his book ‘Little Un’s Story’ about what it was like growing up in Ickleton during the war.  There will also be popular songs from that time sung by ‘Pieces of Eight’.  After the interval when there will be refreshments and wine, David Smithet, Peter Simmons and Pat Truelove will perform ‘Address Unknown’ by Kressmann Taylor – a novel written as a series of letters between a Jewish art dealer, living in San Francisco, and his business partner, who had returned to Germany in 1932 and gradually adopted the ideology of Nazism.  There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Royal British Legion and Ickleton Church.


Hanley Grange

The East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) has launched a public consultation seeking views on four different scenarios for the number of new homes needed in each council area every year to 2031.  This is part of the review of the Regional Spatial Strategy and information can be found on the websites of EERA and Cambridgeshire County Council.  Responses are requested by 24th November.  As part of this review, Tesco has put forward Hanley Grange as a potential site for over 14,000 houses on the site (even more than its original eco-town proposal).  It will be important that as many people as possible respond to this consultation and the Society and the Stop Hanley Grange Campaign will be considering how best we can do this.  We will include more information in next month’s Icene.                                      Rachel Radford



We had a gloriously sunny day for our biennial flower show on September 12th.

The number of entries was down this year due to several regular contributors being away.  However, the show was well supported and once more Ickleton members excelled! To name but a few, Keith Sutcliffe won the Premiere Award for the most points in the show, Gerry Birch won the award for the best flower in the show, and Carol Turton, to her great pleasure, won seven firsts, three thirds and two seconds.  The children’s section was won by Simon Cocks with a delightful collage made from vegetables. Congratulations to you all.                                   Cynthia Rule





Yet again we all had a fantastic day. Around 300 villagers and their families came along to enjoy a relaxed day out on the recreation ground.
With the addition of the Produce Show and Hog Roast there was something for everyone. It was lovely to see young and old alike proudly wearing rosettes awarded for their home grown produce and the children enjoying the racing games. Yet again the cakes in the tea tent were delicious and we hope you all enjoyed the cavemen serving up the Hog Roast. They had been up since 06.30 a.m. cooking!
The auction went well and donation jars were brimming by the end of the day which will be put forward to next year’s Sizzler. The committee will be considering how the surplus can be spent within the village.
The day was perfectly finished with a fly over from the Red Arrows. Thanks to Mark Stone-Wigg for emailing them. I don’t think we can ever top that!
Thanks to everyone who gave up their time, tents, cakes etc. in order for the Sizzler to run so smoothly.
See you next year.                                                                                        The Sizzler Committee.

If anyone was in any doubt that Ickleton is the best village for miles around, they need only have gone to the Summer Sizzler on 5th September. The weather may not have been sizzling (although it stayed dry), but everything else sizzled!  Everyone had fun, particularly the children, and it was a marvellous opportunity for people of all ages to get together.

There was a lot going on.  Races for the children and their parents (I saw Mark Stone-Wigg take part in at least five wheelbarrow races), a Hog-Roast (thanks to the generosity of Luciana and Simon Day of the Eight Bells in Saffron Walden), a well-supported Produce Show run by the Ickleton Allotment Association, delicious cakes and tea in the tea tent, and a Silent Auction.   And everything was free. 

And – you will not believe this – the Committee had persuaded the Red Arrows, who were taking part in the Duxford Airshow that day, to perform many of their stunts directly over us !  Beat that!

A thousand thanks to Anne-Marie and Katherine, all the committee and their many helpers for making it such a successful and enjoyable day.                                                                                  James Macdonald


Summer Sizzler- The Pictures

Did you go to the Sizzler? See the pictures on our new village gallery through the web site (www.ickletonvillage.co.uk).   If you have pictures of your own to add on this or another subject, do drop us a line.                                                                                   Andrew Shepperd  andrew@shepperd.eu


Summer Sizzler Produce Show Results

An amazing number of entries.  Well done everyone who took part.

Potatoes.  1st  Linda Durand,   2nd Paul Goodey,  3rd Kathering Denman-Johnson.

Onions. 1st Gordon Woolhouse,   2nd Terry Nelson,   3rd John Risby.

Shallots.  1st Jenny Pell,  2nd Ruth Driver,  3rd Steve Jenkins.

Chilli Peppers. 1st Liz Driver,  2nd Katherine Denman-Johnson,  3rd Paul Goodey.

Cherry Tomatoes. 1st Lorraine Demmer, 2nd Mark Stone-Wigg,  3rd Robert Jeffrey.

Beef Tomatoes 1st Gordon Woolhouse,  2nd Jenny Pell,  3rd  Barbara Rule.

Beans. 1st Leslie Palmer,  2nd James Macdonald,  3rd, Scott Wentzell.

Carrots.  1st Geraldine Bushell,  2nd Paul Goody, 3rd Cynthia Rule.

Beetroot. 1st Jenny Pell,  2nd Katherine Denman-Johnson,  3rd Leslie Palmer.

Courgettes. 1st Steve Jenkins,  2nd Jenny Absolom,  3rd (None Awarded)

Marrow.  1st Gordon Woolhouse,  2nd David Bushell,  3rd Jenny Pell.

Leeks. 1st Leslie Palmer,  2nd (None Awarded).

Vegetable Boxes 1st Steve Jenkins,  2nd Linda Durand 3rd  Gordon Woohouse.

Funny/Ugly Vegetable  1st Jessica Goodey,  2nd Sebastian Wrigley,  3rd Lilley Rose Palmer.

Jam. Winner.  Mandy Jeffrey.

Chutney/Pickle.  Winner. Anne Macdonald.

6 Eggs. Winner. Mark and Carol Gilson.

Flowers. Winner Jenny Pell.

Decorated Cup Cake.  Winner. Alice Wentzell.

Garden on a Plate.  Winner. Marcus Wentzell.

Highly Commended:

Pumpkins. Johny  Cheney and Jessica Goodey – realmonsters (the pumpkins that is)

Munchkins. Iain Livingstone.

Cabbage. Iain Livingstone.

Cucumber. Gerry Smith/Christine Jenkins.

Our thanks to the Judges: Vegetables – Cecil Vincent;   Produce – Cynthia Rule.

Congratulations to Paul Goodey (Plot 34), the 2009 Winner of The Ickleton Best Allotment Cup, presented by Cecil Vincent at the Sizzler.





Saturday 24th October 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the building of the ‘new’ village hall.

To celebrate this event we are holding an Open Day for all residents. Everyone welcome.

Groups and clubs which use the hall will be putting on a display of their activities which will give you the opportunity to meet and talk to them.

Please do come along to see what is available in the village hall throughout the week or to look at the facilities on offer for private functions.

10.30 a.m. Tea/coffee biscuits

12.15 p.m.  Celebration drink

12.30 p.m. Lunch time soup and rolls

We look forward to seeing you.


Village Hall vandalism update:  The police have made good progress and are following up leads.  CCTV will be installed shortly.  If you have any questions with regard to the installation please contact any member of the Management Committee.             

      Village Hall Management Committee



We are delighted to announce our next show which will be on Saturday 21st November. Robert Lloyd Parry will read two stories by M R James. In The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral a murderous cleric falls prey to an ancient curse, built into the very fabric of his church. It is paired with A Warning to the Curious, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure. The English seaside has never looked so menacing.  The Cambridge Evening News critic writes - “Robert Lloyd Parry restores the charm and pleasure of the original tales with his excellent and convincing storytelling.  Dressed as if lately returned from dining with the college master, he tells these richly imaginative tales as though he had just heard them.  He held the audience in the palm of his hand throughout”  

“This is wonderful, magical storytelling” - The Daily Mail

Tickets will be on sale at Costcutter Express priced at £10.50 and £9.50 for concessions and will include supper which will be served during the interval.  Further information to follow in the November Icene                                                                                                  Gordon Woolhouse



Want to avoid queues, crowds and difficult parking? Then come along to the family friendly 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Scout Group annual 'Firework & Bonfire Night' at Hinxton Road (the road that runs between Duxford and Hinxton), Duxford by the level crossing. Closest postcode is CB10 1RB
Spectacular fireworks display professionally produced by 'Essex Pyrotechnics', huge bonfire, BBQ, cakes, drinks, mulled wine, sideshows, sparklers and glow necklaces.
Gates open and food from 5.00 p.m, Bonfire at 6.00 p.m, Fireworks at 6.30 p.m.
Tickets available from 24th October from Ickleton, Duxford and Whittlesford Post Offices.
Adults £3.50, Children £2 in advance or £4 and £2.50 at the gate.
Pre-school children free! Plenty of free parking.                                   Katherine Denman-Johnson



Air Show – Sunday 11th October

Closing the UK’s air show season, Duxford’s Autumn Air Show features superb modern and historic aircraft in an array of aerobatics and stunning displays.  The relaxed atmosphere is equally appreciated by pilots and crowds and makes for a perfect Sunday outing.  So make sure to bring your camera to enjoy full colour memories until next year!

Special ticketing pricing applies.  For Ticket prices and full booking details go to www.iwm.org.uk/duxford.

The Magic and Mystery of Flight – Saturday 24th October

This is a fun opportunity for all the family to find out how things fly.  Make and launch paper rockets, assemble a large-scale model aeroplane and sit in an ejector seat!

No extra cost, standard admission applies, and as usual children come free.

No booking required, all sessions are drop in.






I would like to thank everyone for their kindness, letters cards and flowers sent to me following the loss of my very dear grandson Adam.                                                                                           Josie Barker



The Sounds and Sights of Christmas

I still have a few seats available for this fantastic show on Wednesday November 25th for the afternoon performance.

If there is anyone who has not booked and would like to go, please contact me.

Betty Willmott


Martin Barber-Lomax was a well known and popular character in Ickleton and the surrounding area.  He was one of a family of three boys and one girl whose family had owned a thriving cotton business in Bolton until after the Second World War.

He first came to the area about 25 years ago living first in Great Chishill before moving to his little bungalow in Ickleton about 15 years or so ago. He settled down rapidly and soon made many friends - mainly in the local hostelries which were so much a part of his life even though he had been tee-total for some considerable time – he just enjoyed the company, the food and the atmosphere of the village pub.

He was first and foremost a gentleman leaping immediately to his feet if a lady happened to join the company - he was the epitome of good manners and old fashioned civility.  He welcomed many a newcomer to the area, introducing them to others and making them feel immediately at home.

His abiding passion was the motor car and he owned a variety of classic vehicles about which he could wax eloquent for hours when he had a fellow ‘petrol head’ in the company.  His pride and joy was the little listed building in front of his cottage which was known as the Fire Engine Shed as it had housed an early 20th century hand pumped fire appliance.  Friends helped to restore it and he used a painting of it for his last Christmas Card.  He was also immensely proud of his model collection of vintage vehicles.

In the last few years Martin suffered increasing health problems and, whilst he could be difficult at times, those who knew him fully understood the reasons for it.

Martin will be missed – he was a kind and generous man who probably didn’t realise how much he was loved by so many people.  Some of us were privileged to attend his 60th birthday party on 1st June, not realising it would be his last.

Ickleton Church was packed for the funeral on 7th September where there were very fitting tributes led by brothers Peter and Charli, nephew James and with an address by his sister Ruth.  Martin was very proud of his family and they would like to thank all of those who joined them in celebrating Martin’s life including those who sent condolences but were unable to attend on the day.                                                                                                                                          A Friend




                   October 5th

 Mobile Library


 Church Coffee Morning 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon


 Gt. Chesterford & District Gardening Society Meeting 8.00 p.m.


 Chapel, Carmel Street, Gt. Chesterford


 Mobile Library


 Parish Council Meeting 7.30 p.m. Village Hall


 W.I. Meeting 7.45 p.m. Gt. Chesterford Community Centre


 Village Hall Open Day 10.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.



                 November 6th

 Memories and Reflections of World War II 7.30 p.m. Church


 Fireworks and Bonfire Night 5.00 p.m. Hinxton Road, Duxford


 Storytelling in the Village Hall


 Visit to Thursford Christmas Spectacular