Snow and Wing

Saturday 17 March 09:00

There was a light snow fall last night but it’s effect will be minor. I have not gone out but looking through my window there is none lying on the roads round Mill Close.

I imagine roads in and out of Wing will not be affected. I will report as soon as I can get out. I shall be snow clearing and gritting down at the hall but will first run up to the Preston turn to check road conditions. Any problems I will report here.


10:30 Drove to Preston and the roads are in fact dry on the road past the barn conversion.

Temperature is around zero but climbing slowly so I don’t expect much by way of problems today.


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Sunday lunch for 2 at the Fox and Hounds Knossington Sue Watts
Arrangement or hand-tie from The Flower Co. Oakham Sue Watts
A Cut and Blow dry from Hair Tailors, Market Square, Oakham Sue  Watts – voucher
A Hambletons Butchers joint of Voucher – Sue Watts
Homemade chocolate roulade Val Morse
Three Course Sunday Lunch at The Wheatsheaf, Edith Weston Gillian
A round of golf for 2 at North Luffenham Golf club Gillian
1 x half hour golf lesson with John Pengelly Rutland Water Golf Club D Lloyd Williams – voucher
1 x half hour golf lesson with Adie Ashworth Rutland Water Golf Club D Lloyd Williams – voucher
1 x half hour golf lesson with Hannah Vaughan Rutland Water Golf Club D Lloyd Williams – voucher
2 x bottles of Moet Champagne Gillian
1 hour beauty treatment for 1 eg pedicure, massage or facial Liz Cafferelli
1 hour of gardening John and Chur Yue
1 hour yoga lesson Emma Evans
1 basket of ironing Gillian
Ride around rutland water in a vintage Bentley Gillian – Richard Moore 01780 720113
 Afternoon tea with Prossecco for 4 in a private garden in Wing Joanne Beaver
Lunch or dinner for 6 (excluding wine) Joanne Beaver
Chinese handpainted silk shawl Joy Harvey
Launde Farm leg of lamb Beulah
Candle-lit cheese and wine evening for 8 in a private c.1360 crypt in Stamford Beulah
 1 x flower arrangement Lloyd Williams
Family ticket to Rocks by Rail Living Ironstone Museum, cottesmore Lloyd Williams
Cut and Blowdry with Will at William Wheelwright hairdressers, Oakham Beulah – Voucher
Family ticket to  Rockingham Castle (2 adults and 2 children) Voucher
orange Cointreau fruit cake Joanne Beaver
Lasagne for 8 (prepared in your own dish) Joanne Beaver
5 Spanish lessons Joanne Beaver
3 Course Lunch for 2 at Hambleton Hall – Monday to Friday Sue Watts
6 bottles of wine – Oxford Landing  Merlot x 3 Sauvingnon Blanc x 3 Joanne Beaver
A 2-hour birdwatching/tour of nature reserve with supper Horse & Jockey
Dutch Apple Cake
Afternoon tea for two at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Gillian
Dinner for 8 at a private house.  Please bring own wine Adele – Barby Jenkins
Cut and Blowdry at Browns Hairdressers Red Lion Square, Stamford Gillian
Silver butterfly pendant and chain from Top Set Jewellers Uppingham Sonia Young
Vintage Todd’s handbag Sonia Young
Voucher from Lands End Adele
Set lunch for 2 at The Marquess of Exeter Lyddington Debs
Voucher for a meal for 2 at Don Paddy’s in Uppingham Debs
Reiki Treatment Gillian
An evening fly-fishing for trout on the river Welland at Harringworth. Cecile
Voucher from Lands End adele
1 hour nordic walking taster session for 2 people – from Nordic Walk It! Margaret Beevers
A round of golf for 2 at North Luffenham Golf club Gillian Pearson
Lunch for 2 at The Lake Isle Uppingham Marie Bower
Easter Simnel Cake Sue Watts
Personal styling session with celebrity stylist Zoe Lem Mary Lem
Ukelele group to play at a private event – from D’Ukes of Rutland Judy Wood
Meal for 2 – with wine – at The Blue Ball at Braunston Sonia Young
4 tickets to the Rutland County Show Adele
1 years business advertising on the Oakham High Street Website
Half a stilton from Cropwell Bishop Creamery – worth over £50!

The High Sheriff is hosting a golf day on Monday 23 April, Dove will benefit from a share of the profits.
7 MAY, Braunston Show is supporting Dove
3 JUNE. See Dove at Rutland Show
7 JULY Our popular Strawberry tea returns
11 SEPTEMBER  Golf day at Rutland Water Golf Club
13 OCTOBER  Lantern Walk in Oakham

False claims of Telephone Preference Service

Snow Lyndon to North Luffenham 22:00 Sat. 3/3

I had to go to my night school class in North Luffenham this evening. I decided to try the Lyndon to N. Luffenham road. It is open, the plough has been through but it is single track most of the way and very rough with packed snow covering the road. If you are of a nervous disposition don’t use it. And it matters not what you are driving the road is awfully long if you have to reverse. It will probably be a huge 4 x 4 that can only run in the middle of the road.

My course? Intermediate Book Keeping. The teacher didn’t turn up!

Snow and roads round Wing 12:00 Sat 3/3

It looks as if it’s nearly over folks.

My car is a standard 2WD and not very clever on snow. However.

I went to Uppingham to get a snow shovel. There are none! However, the roads out of Wing are clear black tarmac even on Preston road.

Main roads are clear with people speeding again. I came back via Manton and tried Manton to Wing,  again clear, with hardly any slush even.

I went to Morcott via Pilton. Passable with some snow in places to Pilton. Pilton to Morcott, over the top, clear but snowy underfoot.I did not try but the road to South Luffenham looked passable with car tracks visible at Pilton.

Morcott to Wing clear with snow in places and where there is an abandoned car reduced to single file. Passable with care.

Pilton to Lyndon clear with snow, the ploughs have punched through drifts so it looks impressive but passable.

Lyndon to Wing  upover the bridge. Clear and easy going.

Village Hall driveway has a covering of snow but only maybe an inch, I did not run over it to save compressing it.

Wing to Glaston from Morcott road. Black tracks till half way down the hill after Mill Close where the plough obviously failed to get through. Unusable!

Temperature at the time was +1C so it is thawing.


Snow and Wing Late Friday afternoon 2 March

I had an urgent need to get to Corby and have just got back at 17:00.

My route, Wing Preston Uppingham Caldicott Corby.

Preston road out of Wing is quite passable except for the drifting just before the barn conversion. There the road is single file for about 20 meters.

Main road to Uppingham was black tarmac but there are some hefty drifts on the left between Preston and the A47 roundabout. A plough has been through but if it blocks that is where it will be.

On the high ground half way to Caldicot there are again some drifts of magnificent size. A plough has been through but there is some slush on the road in places. This could well freeze tonight. Caldicott to Corby again black tarmac.

There was a strong wind and light snowfall as I returned. Roads were OK but things could well change later tonight.

Again, I would not recommend day tripping in these conditions.