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Uppingham First Invited to Address National Convention PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 July 2010 17:33

Following its success in the Business Section of the 2010 East Midlands Market Towns Awards, Uppingham First has  been invited to address the national convention of the Association of Market Towns (AMT) to be held in Cheltenham in October. The theme of the convention is "Running on Empty".

The AMT Convention is the flagship event for Market Towns in England and brings them together over two days  each year. Topics to be discussed in this year's gathering include the promotion of tourism, market town leadership and energy efficiency.

Underwater Accoustics Specialist and Music Conductor Elected as Rotary President PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 July 2010 16:36


Retired RAF Squadron Leader Phil Marston MBE has been elected as the 2010 President of the Rotary Club of Uppingham in Rutland.  Phil, who together with his wife Joyce lives in Uppingham, is perhaps best known locally for his voluntary work as the Financial Director of the Rutland Railway Museum, as well as his service in Rotary. He was awarded his MBE in 1994 for service to the community.   Phil served in the RAF for 38 years, 18 of them at the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire specialising in underwater acoustics. Phil joined a Brass Band at the age of 11 and continued to play, teach and conduct for over 50 years. A full personal profile of President Phil Marston MBE follows.    

For further information on the Rotary Club of Uppingham see www.uppinghamrotary.org 

Town Mayors Meet PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 July 2010 16:18

Town Mayors Meet

Uppingham Town Mayor Cllr Peter Rees and his wife Christine meet the new Town Mayor of Caudebec en Caux, Bastion Coriton and his wife Virgenie as part of this year's town twinning visit. The 2010 Twinning Exchange was once again organised and led by Roy and Claire Stephenson. Roy is Chair of the Uppingham Twinning Association. 

Success on the Seine PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 June 2010 11:23

Superb weather greeted  a party of 30 Uppinghamians including Town Mayor Cllr Peter Rees this week, on the 2010 visit to Caudebec en Caux, Uppingham's twin town in Normandy, France. The party were warmly welcomed by Caudebec Mayor Bastion Coriton, who personally participated in a long weekend of friendship events.

Highlight of the programme was a  spectacular firework display, preceded by a superb fish meal, at the Normandy Discovery Centre. Gifts exchanged between Town Mayors included a beautiful glass plaque for Uppingham from Caudebec and a Town Flag and Uppingham First Mugs for Caudebec.


Uppingham to Hold Town Crier Competition PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 June 2010 17:13

Uppingham is to host a competition to choose a Town Crier. Full details of the event will be announced soon.

The winner will be paid a fee for all events they help promote and will be invited to participate in special occasions in the town. Competition Organiser is Michelle Leaper who organises arts and crafts event in Uppingham. An Uppingham First Director will be one of the competition judges.


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