Bow Selecta

Bow Selecta The sun is out, it’s warm enough weather to walk my daughter to school without a thick coat on – and this very morning she decided to ditch the shirt, skirt and cardigan and wear a summer dress instead. And it’s not just because of that I can tell things are changing...

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Bow Selecta by Tim Pollard Do you remember the old 80’s movie Dirty Dancing? It’s not a big favourite of mine (there are nowhere near enough explosions, spaceships or samurai in it for my liking), but Sal really loved it. Anyway, there’s a scene at the end of the movie where the...

It’s Coming Home

It’s Coming Home Been up to much since last issue? I’d imagine you have, unless you’ve been stuck at home poorly. As I write it’s the evening of July 19th, inaccurately dubbed ‘Freedom Day’ by some elements of the press – but oddly enough there’s an element of truth in that...

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If I haven’t overstepped my deadline (something I do on a regular basis) this issue should be out in early December, just in time for the Beeston Christmas Lights Switch-on. Almost every end of year magazine issue is full of ‘Round ups of the past year’ or ‘What will...

Bow Selecta: Nostalgia

Over the past few issues I’ve written about my wife Sal’s incurable cancer and how grateful we both were for the fabulous help we had from the City and QMC hospitals, Sarah, our local Macmillan nurse, the local Red Cross and the brilliant community nurses at Dovecote...

Tribute to Sally Pollard

Tribute to Sally Pollard Many of our regular readers will recall that over the last few issues, Bow Selector writer Tim Pollard’s wife Sally has been suffering from breast cancer. Sadly, Sally died in June. Her legacy is rich, leaving not just a husband, but a daughter, Scarlett, 3. She...

What does Beeston mean to you?

What does Beeston mean to you? Is it your home or a place you’re visiting (and if you live here is it somewhere you’ve been for a few months, a year, decades or your entire life)? When you look at photos of ‘old’ Beeston from last century (maybe on one of the...