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New Website

As a self-taught “silver surfer” I am pleased to announce that I now have a web-site. On it can be found a selection of my Rolleston local history research together with some of my family history and extracts from the local history of a small village called Garrigill in Cumbria. At the moment Rollestonians will probably be most interested in the work I have done on the Victorian censuses of Rolleston, the 1838 Tithe Map and Apportionment and the Parish Registers of St. Mary’s, Rolleston. I expect to add to this in due course.

The web page can be found at ...... (User later took down the website). Michael V. Wardell


Rolleston Carnival

Hundreds of Rolleston residents braced the windy weather for the village's 34th carnival held on Sunday 15th May. This year's theme was book characters, with children from the pre-school and juniors donning their Where's Wally shirts and Harry Potter brooms for the parade. Ibstock Band serenaded children and spectators leading yesterday's parade.

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths, along with county councillor Bob Fraser and Scout group president, Margaret Smedley, had the difficult task of judging the fancy dress competition.

Miniature ponies from the Blue Cross centre helped bring in the crowds and the afternoon was spent enjoying the many activities such as a bouncy castle and circus skills.


Annual Village Clean Up

This years Annual Village Clean up took place on Saturday 7th May. The clean up is organised and run each year by the Parish Council. Despite the poor weather a group of around 20 volunteers turned out to support the event. A great team effort resulted in the clearance of debris from the Brook along Burnside and Brookside, clearance of a silt build up in the Brook on Burnside, strimming of the banks along both Burnside and Brookside, general litter pick, tidy up in Spread Eagle Island and the washing down of the benches on The Croft.

"It was lovely this year to see some new and young helpers come along to help with the clean up, taking pride in keeping the village clean".


“Rollestonian of the Year”

At the Annual Parish Meeting in the Old Grammar School on Monday 18th April the Rolleston Parish Council “Rollestonian of the Year” award was given to John Phillips. Over the last year, the Chairman of RODSEC, has served our village community in a great variety of different ways. The engraved glass trophy was presented by the Parish Council Chairman Councillor Jamie Winstone. <News>

Church Christmas Quiz Winner Announced

Over 600 people bought quizzes and as usual they seem to have been distributed far and wide. 66 people returned their attempts, 5 tied for top place with 97 points and a further 5 followed with 96 points. The prize winners were selected by draw from those with 97 points. In first place was Mr J Betteridge.


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Last updated: 17 July 2017