Barrow Voice      First Publised 1975

            Issue 161 Autumn 2020

3,234 copies published quarterly and delivered FREE to all households in Barrow upon Soar

Mary Clayton’s 90th birthday.

My mum, Mary Clayton, celebrated her 90th birthday in style at her home in Highfields on July 2nd. Originally the family had planned a holiday together but Coronavirus put paid to that. As an alternative we erected a temporary gazebo at the front of mum’s bungalow and invited family, friends and neighbours to join us for a party.

Mother was thrilled! There was a real party atmosphere with a crown for Mum, presents, champagne, a cake, lovely flowers, and festive balloons. Our village crier David Dipple added to the occasion by reading out a proclamation to ‘Queen Mary ‘. That was so special.

My mother has only lived in Barrow since 2012; she’s a city girl at heart. Before lockdown she still travelled into Leicester on the bus two or three times a week and into Loughborough on Thursdays for the market. Long ago, as a family, we used travel by train from our home in Leicester to Barrow to visit Proctor’s Pleasure Park. As a child I thought Barrow was paradise and I still do. And what’s more my relatives in the village and even those further afield, all agree!

Lin Winter


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