Castle News March 2017

Castle News

March 2017

Our February programme launched with a Fellowship night, one outcome of which was the firming up of a date for a Dinner at Kimbolton Castle on the 22 nd June to celebrate the 23 rd anniversary of the granting of the Club’s Charter.

For the following four consecutive Thursday evenings; we enjoyed a fascinating talk on Armed policing in the UK, an Italian Cultural Evening at the ll Girasole Restaurant in St Neots with some marvellous operatic singing, a talk by Tony McClenaghan on ‘The Contribution of the Indian Army in the First World War’ and finally tipping into early March, an annual event for us, the Kimbolton Fund raising Pantomime evening coordinated by the indefatigable, ‘He’s behind you’ David Watson.

The Purple4Polio Rotary led campaign to eradicate polio from the planet continues, the purple crocuses planted above Kimbolton School ha ha are making a good show.

Asa Feneley will shortly be helping to fund raise further through the sale of Purple4Polio jam.

Wilkin & Sons Ltd. has donated 50,000 jars to Rotary in Britain and Ireland.

Various environmental projects in and around Kimbolton are in the pipeline including pruning the roses in the churchyard and further work in a local sensory garden.

Work-Link Mentors: To celebrate 100 years of Rotary’s own Charity, the Rotary Foundation. 100 young people aged 16-18 currently studying at a state sixth form college have been identified to benefit from a Work-Link Mentor to provide insights by email into their chosen career from people that have been or are experienced in, the area of work the young person aspires to. For each pairing £7.50 will be donated by Work-Link Mentors CIC to charities supported by Rotary. If you would like to help as a mentor please email

Interested in finding more about the Rotary Club of Kimbolton Castle or Rotaract? Then the 23 rd March – Membership Information Night might just be what you are looking for.

You can make contact with us, through any of the roots below.

Kimbolton Country Fayre and Classic Car Show – 9 th July

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, specifically a Hurricane and a Spitfire. In addition to around 1000 Classic cars, The Sealed Knot will be re-enacting an episode from the Civil War and new to this year we welcome Beagles and carrying forward the racing theme from last year, with Seamark geese/pig/sheep racing. There will of course be the usual popular attractions such as the Galaxy Big Band. We are also expecting well over 70 stalls and stands.

Up & Coming Events:

23 rd March – Membership Information Night If you are interested in finding out more please make contact, see below.

6 th April – “Local Accents & Dialects” Professor Michael McCarthy

20 th April – ‘Composing in the 21 st Century’ Karl Rutter, composer.

9 th July – Kimbolton Country Fayre & Classic Car Show.


Rotary Club of Kimbolton Castle

We meet weekly on Thursday evenings in various locations in and around Kimbolton.

Anybody interested in finding out more should contact. Andrew Matthews:, Nick Monsell: or Chris Davies on 07827945150. Website: Rotary Club of Kimbolton Castle.