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Town Cryer PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 November 2017 17:41

altThe Uppingham Town Cryer is pictured announcing the opening of the Uppingham Parish Church Christmas Bazaar on Saturday November 25th as members of the local Fatstock Show committee erected the town's traditional Christmas tree in the market place.

This well attended event offered a range of delights on a cold winter's morning including home made jewellery, bric a brac, home made produce and handicrafts. Santa was in his grotto to discuss his forthcoming visit with expectant children and hot bacon rolls and drinks helped keep out the cold.   

The Uppingham festive season has started!

2017 Fatstock Show PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 November 2017 17:33

On Wednesday November 29th, Uppingham Town Centre hosted the 111th Uppingham Fatstock Show. An annual event unique in the UK.  Once again the show was broadcast around the world by the award winning Uppingham Webcam. 

Pictured is the control centre of the webcam which overlooks the market place venue for the show.

Visitors to the town for the event were full of praise for the farming community and the committee that organises the show. The manner in which the  committee is able to run the show in the heart of the town, yet keep its high street open for traffic and trading, receives much praise every year. The show is an outstanding visitor attraction and testimony to the town's rural heritage and history.

Remarkably, by mid afternoon, the market place is swept and restored to its usual role as public highway and town centre parking.  Why not look in through the webcam next year on the last Wednesday in November 2018.   

New local employment opportunities  here  

UCC Presentation Evening PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:22

altUppingham Community College, a specialist technology academy, held its Annual Presentation Evening on November 16th. Pictured, left to right, is guest speaker for the evening Jan Turner, new Principal Ben Solly and Chair of Governors, Geoff Thompson.

Awards were made to a record number of students for academic, social and sporting success with Mrs Turner's  speech drawing upon the Oedipus Complex story for inspiration to encourage departing students to always give of their best and listen to good advice when it is offered.  Twenty five students also received a range of special awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contribution to school life.

Uppingham to host musical theatre evening in November 2018

to mark centenary of the end of World War 1

A Commemorative Lunch is to be held the same day

Remembrance Sunday PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:41

altLeaders of the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul have been praised for the organisation of the 2017 Uppingham Service of Remembrance held on Sunday November 12th.

A packed church saw the military, blue light services, civic leaders and many community groups and residents gather to remember and give thanks for all those who gave their lives in the service of the nation.  

Following the service the congregation were led out to the war memorial in the grounds of the church where an Act of Remembrance (pictured) included the laying of wreaths, and the last post, followed by a two minute silence. 

  747 bus service to Leicester reprieved for 2018 but fares will rise 

Music Hall PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:17

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