Readers’ letters - October 27

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Thanks you for your help after fall

Just a note to say thanks to all the people who helped me when I had a very bad fall on Thursday, October 13, almost outside the fire station in Melton.

Thanks to the fireman, strangers, Tim from the first responders and the ambulance crew from Oakham, who took me to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Thank goodness my face is healing it’s so nice to know that there are kind people out there who care.

Pam Saunders

Sysonby Lodge Muse


Tracking down vinyl records

I’m Diane, 42, single and absolutely adore Melton. It’s such a charming and picturesque town.

It’s traditionally famous for is Stilton Cheese and Pork Pies. It’s River Eye makes it a goal for summer visitors.

The Anne of Cleves House is of ancient origin and the 1600s St Bede House contains a museum illustrating local history.

Can someone please tell me more about Melton and its exciting infamous history?

I urgently require any Spanish Flamenco Dancer Dolls and any original 45s of Marcie Blane and Pye 45s of Sandie Shaw, but only from 1968-1972 as this was her best era in my opinion.

In 1970 she stopped her ‘barefoot routine’ for a plastic rain hat and wellies that she wore on stage. She’ll be about 70 now and still has an unlimited mezzo-soprano voice which is crystal clear and so beautiful and audible.

Her real name is Sandra-Ann Goodrich and the Pye label made her change her name. ‘Those Were The Days’ and ‘Rose Garden’ although minor hits were her best recordings. No-one sings them so well. I wouldn’t accept or have any other versions by any other groups.

Mary Hopkin puts no feeling into ‘Those Were The Days’ and I hate the country and western versions of ‘Rose Garden.’ Sandie sings a straight pop version which has a great beat. They reached only number 30 and 45 in the charts.

It’s a shame and surprise they didn’t both reach number 1 as they’re exceptional and Sandie

puts her own ‘stamp’ on them!

I hope people send me items with their compliments, up front and free of charge.

Pen pals of any age who are fans of Marcie Blane, Sandie Shaw, collect Spanish dolls and those who just want a pen pal are very welcome to write. Phone pals also welcome.

I can be contacted at 18 Downside Crescent, Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD15 7LE. I hope lots pass my details on. 01274 770115.

Diane Wood


Street collection result

The local branch of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children held its annual street collection in Melton town centre on Tuesday, October 11.

A total of £238.28 was collected.

We are very pleased with this result, which will go to help our work in schools and other awareness-raising activities, particularly as we are just starting a national commemorative year to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act.

Thank you to all those who supported us by collecting and to all who so generously donated.

Frances Levett

Eastfield Avenue,