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Brad's 13000ft Skydive

BRADLEY HENDRA COMPLETED a tandem skydive leaping out of a plane at 13,000 feet. Brad did his skydive in support of Help for Heroes raising moren than £600.

Brad who lives in Glenfield is 16 years old and a pupil at Longslade community college in Birstall. Brad said "This is something I always wanted to do and hope I will again."

By Krys Lakin

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 20:40

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Farewell to the Video Shop

Mike and Lorna will be missed at the Faire Road shops where the end of a lease and technology eventually overtook them. Mike's experience will not be totally lost as he has been a member of Glenfield Parish Council for many years and he will be continue to add wisdom to their deliberations.

The shop on Faire Road has a planning application for a change of use to a Cafe so the old adage " Use it or Lose it" will apply once open at some future date.

Ken Russell

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 20:40

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End of an Era

MIKE AND NORMA NEIL took over MOVIEZONE in November 2002 when video hire was all the rage especially on a Sunday night! But technology never stands still and soon the new slimline DVD appeared.

For a while videos and DVDs were available for hire, but videos became a dying breed. More customers were purchasing the new DVD players and dumping their video recorders. In the past few years Blueray and then 3D were introduced although they never seemed to take off locally. With the advent of SKY, Lovefilm, Netflix and downloads ( legal or otherwise) although these never took off in Glenfield the Video Shop had seen it's day and it was with sadness the

shop closed at the end of May.

The shop premises have been on Faire Road for around 30 year. The younger customers who enjoyed the bargain priced sweets and drinks which were on sale will probably miss it most.

Mike and Lorna told the Gazette "We shall miss the camaraderie of members and thank them for their support over the years.


By Ken Russell

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 20:40

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Glenfield U3A July Update

Grant Award

Glenfield U3A is planning to run Tai Chi classes in the autumn, so put in a request to the Blaby North Community Forum for funding. We were delighted to receive an award of £1,200 from this source, which will help to pay for the hall hire and instructor costs.

Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion", but it might well be called "medication in motion". There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. You can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health; it is particularly suitable for people who have some mobility problems, such as arthritis sufferers.

A group of interested people have already signed up to take part in this gentle but effective type of exercise – but there are plenty more spaces! The venue will be St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield. For details contact Carol Knill on 291 9464.

Computer Learning

Glenfield U3A recently applied for, and received, a grant from Blaby North Community Forum to purchase several laptop computers. These have been bought to enable U3A members to take basic courses in the mysteries of modern technology. The first of several planned teaching courses has been arranged, and was immediately fully subscribed. However, a waiting list has been established for anyone interested in learning the basics of IT. Use of these U3A computers by U3A members is free, as is the tuition, but some contribution to course notes will be requested.

Meetings are to be at Glenfield Library on Monday afternoons. For more details, please contact Pat Sinclair – email: pat.sinclair@sky.com, or tel: 287 0602. Although Glenfield U3A was formed less than two years ago, it has now grown to over 150 members. These computer courses are only one of the many activities available – why not come along to see for yourself? Whatever your interest, it will almost certainly be catered for. Meetings are at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of each month, at St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield. You will be most welcome!


By Dennis Walker

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 20:40

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