Beverley Nichols Weekend – 7th-9th September 2018, Glatton

Contact:      Stewart Howe
Telephone: 07376 419605


Three-day event dedicated to author, playwright and composer Beverley Nichols
Beverley Nichols Weekend – 7th-9th September 2018, Glatton, Cambridgeshire.
John Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) was a socialite surrounded by a constellation of the brightest stars of the first half of the twentieth century. His inner circle included the aristocracy, giants of commerce, stars of the stage and screen and the leading creatives of his age. Blessed with a talent that delivered success in multiple disciplines in the arts, Nichols remained a bona fide celebrity for his entire adult life. Yet, despite the acclaim he enjoyed, the fame of Beverley Nichols has dimmed in the years following his death in 1983.

Hailed as one of the original “Bright Young Things” of the 1920s, the prolific English author wrote more than 60 books, including novels, children’s books, mysteries, short stories and poetry, as well as works on travel, politics, religion, celebrity profiles, cats and gardening. His popular and often news-making books were published regularly throughout six decades, with his last published a year before his death at age 85. He also authored plays, composed songs for musical revues and wrote weekly essay columns for major newspapers and magazines.

Beverley Nichols lived at Allways, a thatched cottage in Glatton (near Peterborough), between 1928 and 1937. Here Nichols wrote his trilogy of books Down the Garden Path, A Thatched Roof, and A Village in a Valley.

Now 120 years after his birth, inspired by his fascinating and often contradictory life, individuals from both sides of the Atlantic are collaborating on a project to reintroduce Mr. Nichols to a modern audience.

In September 2018 the parish of Glatton and the Fenland Trust are staging a ‘Beverley Nichols Weekend’ to celebrate the life of the village’s most famous resident. The event will include an exhibition of Nichol’s works, talks on his life, a beer festival at the village pub and the unveiling of a heritage plaque dedicated to the author.

As part of the project resident and researcher Terry Brignall MBE has also been granted access to Nichols’ historic home, the Allways cottage to view the famous “autograph wall”. The wall features signatures of the many famous visitors to Allways including Clark Gable, Dame Nellie Melba, Rex Whistler and Cecil Beaton.

Details of the event and the research can be found on the Beverley Nichols website at

“Thanks to the extraordinary research by Terry Brignall MBE and the support of the parish of Glatton, we have a wonderful opportunity to commemorate the life of one of the region’s most famous residents and introduce new generations to his work.”

Stewart Howe, Chair, Fenland Trust
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Stewart Howe at 07376 419605 or email at

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Stagecoach Alterations to Bus Service

We are writing to notify you that Stagecoach is to alter a number of their services from 1st April 2018.
We have taken this opportunity to break down the changes and their impact into the Stagecoach April service changes.

Full details and copies of the timetable can be obtained by contacting Stagecoach directly on 01223 433250, or
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely
Passenger Transport Team
Phone: 0345 045 0675
Post: Passenger Transport Team, Box SH1013, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP

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Parish Council Election – 3rd May 2018

Parish Council elections will take place on Thursday, 3rd May 2018.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact Helen Ford, Clerk to Glatton Parish Council, to obtain a Nomination Pack.

The deadline for nominations to be received  is 4.00 pm on Friday 6th April, 2018.  The Pack can also be down loaded:  Nomination-pack-incl-election-agent-notification-form-P-and-C-1 2018

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Quiz Night

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Gangster’s and Moll’s Party – Friday, 7th September 2018

Very early notice I know but we’re trying to get a full house for what’s going to be a fantastic evening kicking off our “Beverley Nichols Weekend“. Beware those identified as Glatton’s “Public Enemies”, pictured here!

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Race Night

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Beverley Nichols Literary Festival

A fantastic opportunity to learn about Glatton’s most famous resident, handle a lot of his work including many first edition books, visit St Nicholas’ Churchyard where his ashes were laid to rest and interact with others who share an interest with this truly fascinating character.

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Paddington Challenge 2018

A date for the Glatton Golfer’s diary. Anyone is welcome to join in this annual team game and afterwards for a meal & prizegiving at the Addison Arms!

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GP Hub

New GP Hub provides evening and weekend appointments to patients across Greater Peterborough.
Patients registered with a GP in Greater Peterborough now have access to evening and weekend GP and nurse appointments at the GP Hub, based at Boroughbury Medical Centre, Craig Street, Peterborough.
Open seven days a week, the GP Hub is a new GP-led evening and weekend servicewhere local GPs and nurses offer a range of services.
Appointments are available to book between 18:30 and 20:30 Monday to Friday and from 09:00 to 17:00 at weekends and on Bank Holidays. To book an appointment, patients simply need to phone their own GP surgery as they would do normally and they will be advised of which appointments are available at the GP Hub.
The GP Hub, which is run by a group of local GP surgeries called the Greater Peterborough Network (GPN), also provides specialist clinics such as cervical smears, wound care and blood tests as well as Healthy Lifestyle Coaches offering advice on diet, exercise and smoking.
For further information patients should speak to their GP surgery’s reception to find out more about booking appointments, they can also visit, or find Peterborough GP Hub on Facebook.

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Tree Safety

The Parish Council asked that residents be reminded of their responsibilities to maintain the safety of trees on their property.

For guidance visit:$file/FCMS024.pdf


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