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Budding snappers to create a picture of Castor life


Keen photographers are being invited to take part in a venture that could help build up a picture of village life in Castor.

Linden Homes – developer of Drover’s Mead – is challenging the people of Castor and those who have an association with the village to capture its best bits on film.

The images will be judged by a Linden Homes panel. Prizes will be awarded for the best before a selection of the top photographs are displayed in the sales and marketing suite.

Linden Homes sales and marketing director Steve Garton said: “We believe this will be an excellent way of not only engaging with the local community but will produce some fabulous images which we may even be able to us as part of our promotion of the village as a fantastic place to live.”

The competition is open to all ages, and the photos can depict all aspects of village life. Entrants can submit up to three emailed JPEG images by sending them to castorphotos@mediamatters-pr.co.uk

Prizes will include £250 photographic voucher for the winner and £150 for two runners-up.

Deadline for entries is Friday 15 July 2011.

Personally, I’m not keen on promoting the unsympathetic over-developement of villages, as this can lead to the destruction of that which makes it an attractive place to live in the first place. However, I do applaud the sentiment that it can build up a valuable photographic record of modern village life for future residents to enjoy so fill your boots.

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Time Team in Castor update II


Time Team in Salisbury
Image by Wessex Archaeology via Flickr

Rob at the Royal Oak is hosting a Channel 4 Time Team event at the Royal Oak on Sunday 13 March.

The episode filmed in Castor last June will be screened from 5:30pm. After that there will be a local knowledge quiz and a raffle. Time to mug up on all those snippets of Castor legend and lore bandied around the bar on cold winter evenings.

And while you’re there get your lips around a pint or two of Rob’s excellent ale.

See you there.

Morris dancers keep it real


Watching Chels get beaten by Man City I thought I was going deaf; or at least suffering from a bad case of tinnitus. All I could hear was a strange ringing in my ears.

Then I realised that the pub was hosting the Peterborough Morris Dancers Day of Dance. Far more entertaining than a lack lustre Chelsea performance.

Peterborough Morris, The Kings Men, The Foresters Morris Men and The Heganeth Morris Men were all in attendance.

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