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  • What’s On in Rutland: Uppingham Fatstock Show

    What’s On in Rutland: Uppingham Fatstock Show

    Rise and shine for the 111th Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show! When is it? On Wednesday 28 November 2017 What is the history of Uppingham Fatstock Show?  This is a unique event, and – so Andrew Leech of local auctioneers & chartered surveyors Richardson tells me – has been cancelled only by the intervention of war and two national ‘foot and mouth’ outbreaks.  It’s unique in being the only event of its kind still held in... Continue reading

     
  • After the rain: Easter in Rutland looks set fair

    After the rain: Easter in Rutland looks set fair

    Rutland was a very wet place to be on Wednesday, as was most of Britain.  But how quickly Spring bounces back.  The blackthorn is well and truly out and not much the worse for wear after its battering. The violets are still scenting the air when the sun shines fully on them, though they’re now competing with the first flowers of the ground ivy.  Ground ivy seems such a boring name for something with such... Continue reading