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welcome As the leaves turn becoming vibrant paths underfoot, we look towards Christmas and Winter in this edition of A Local Life. This season is set to host both edible and musical feasts with concerts up at the Wiltshire Music Centre suitable for all ages and tastes, alongside a newly announced Ale and Cider Trail throughout Bradford on Avon. Our What’s On page is full of autumnal plays, talks, and fairs. Much anticipated is The Lady in the Van, performed by The Bradfordians. The opportunity to get Christmas shopping done early also presents itself with the Autumn Fair, and for those seeking more vintage gifts need look no further than the Auction Rooms, offering antiques, furniture and collectables. We have some tempting offers courtesy of Travel Options 4U if you wish to escape the town, the county, or even the country. Also featured is a tasty recipe from Lorraine Hare’s book ‘Bath’s Luscious Larder’, matched with local supplier Alice Boden of Mayfield Organics providing the source of independent and organic produce. Finally, let this be a season of positive change. Featuring health information on page 28 regarding therapies and exercises easily implemented into your daily life. Alongside this, before the cold weather truly sets in, check out the various bike shops of Bradford on Avon. Whether you’re after electric or traditional, get that exercise in before the hibernation period! Thanks from all of us at A Local Life, and remember to wrap up warm! A Local Life


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November 2015


Eliza Carthy

Sir Scallywag & The Battle Of Stinky Bottom

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 30 October

Monday 2 November

Friday 6 November

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - St Margaret’s Hall1pm. Children’s theatre company Blunderbus are bringing their new production to BoA, based on the classic 1992 children’s book by Jill Tomlinson. Tickets £7.50. 01225 860100.

‘The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas’ - The Masonic Hall, Church Street-7.30pm. The film explains the processes used in Fracking, a controversial method of extracting gas and oil from the ground. Followed by discussion and questions. Free event. Contact Chris on 866579

Sunday 1 November

Tuesday 3 November

The Art & Literature of the Bloomsbury Group Masonic Hall, Bradford on Avon-7.30pm. A lecture by Sarah Phillips. £4 on door. 01225 862670

CFB Sustainable Food and Drink Group Meeting Town Club, 29 Market St. -7.30pm. Review of group’s initiatives + examining what parts of food chain are most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions.

The Lady in the Van - The Bradfordians St Margaret’s Hall. A rare treat for Alan Bennett fans: the true story of the lady who wanted to park her home - a camper van- on Bennett’s drive for three weeks, and stayed for 15 years! Tickets from Wiltshire Music Centre. 01225 860100

Ale & Cider Trail BoA-until 14 November Bradford on Avon’s first Ale & Cider Festival starts with a Trail of participating pubs in and around the town. For the finale Saturday there will be a Brewers and Makers in Lamb Yard from 11-3.00pm. A great opportunity to stock up on your favourites. 6

Friday 6 November Silver, Gold, Jewellery & Cabinet Items Wessex Auction Rooms-11am. Viewing on Thursday before Sale 10am to 7pm and sale day from 9.00am.

Saturday 7 November Autumn Fair Winsley Village Hall-10.00 am to 12.30pm. A wide range of stalls and entertainment, including gifts, plants, bottle tombola, toys, cakes and jams. Funds raised going to charities supported by the Winsley Village Project. Free entry. 01225 866624

Saturday 7 November Sir Scallywag And The Battle Of Stinky Bottom Wiltshire Live Music Centre


-3:00pm. An outstanding musical tall story. Great for families and kids aged 3-8 years old. Running time: 60m / no interval. Drinks and snacks available. £10 / £5 Under-18s. 01225 860100 Firework Night Beehive Field, Trowbridge Road -5.30pm. Live music, barbecue and hog roast. Gates open at 5.30pm, fireworks start at 7pm. In aid of the Bradford-on-Avon Schools.

Friday 13 November Eliza Carthy / Jackie Oates / Lucy Farrell / Kate Young - 7.30pm. A powerful acoustic folk set by a quartet of superlative British singing female fiddlers. £19 / £9.50 Under-18s. 6.30pm FreeStage: Declan Millar (Free, no booking required). 01225 860100.

Saturday 14 November Antiques, Furniture and Collectables - Wessex Auction Rooms-10am.Viewing on Friday before sale 10am to 8pm and sale day from 8.30am. Do You Know How To Groove? Wiltshire Live Music Centre -2.00pm. Great for families and

Trowbridge Sings © Rick-Buettner

kids aged 8-12 years. National Youth Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Mark Armstrong and the NYJO Quintet lift the lid on how jazz works. Running time: 60m / no interval. Drinks and snacks available. £8 / £4 Under-18s. 01225 860100 National Youth Jazz Orchestra Wiltshire Live Music Centre -7.30pm. This concert celebrates NYJO’s 50th birthday with established big band classics alongside modern works by composers at the cutting-edge of jazz. £22 / £11 Under-18s. 01225 860100

Sunday 15 November Trowbridge Sings! Wiltshire Live Music Centre

-6.00pm. An exuberant massed choir concert of heritage songs and migration stories collected by the Trowbridge Song Project.£10 (£8) / Free Under-11s. 01225 860100

Monday 16 November CFB: Talk by John Potter Quaker Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane -7.30pm. Councillor John Potter talks about eco-refitting his house.

Saturday 21 November Save the Children Christmas Fair - St Margaret’s Hall, BoA 10am-3pm. CFB: Quiz Night in aid of Oxfam - Scout Hut, St Margaret’s Hill- 7pm for 7.30

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WHAT’S ON Friday 27 November start. Come in teams of up to 8 or join a team on arrival. Tickets from Ex Libris cost £10 and include a light supper, but bring your own drinks. 01225 866245.

Sunday 22 November Huun-Huur-Tu Wiltshire Live Music Centre 7.30pm. Other-worldly throatsinging rooted in the natural sounds of the Tuvan Steppe. This is a tour-de-force of overtone singing, their miraculous voices at times joyous, at times sorrowful, always profoundly mysterious. £14 / £7 Under-18s. 01225 860100.

Bradford on Avon Christmas Lights Switch On -7pm. Light switch on with late night shopping and celebrations

Saturday 28 November


Wednesday 25 November Silver & Jewellery

Thursday 26 November

Christmas Fair The Vaults, Lamb Yard.

Antique Furniture & Works of Art

Thursday 3 December Henning Wehn St Margaret’s Hall, 8pm. -until 4 December. The German comedy ambassador.

Tuesday 8 December Christmas Tree Festival Holy Trinity Church - until 13 December.


Friday 27 November Paintings & Prints Decorative Arts

10 & 11 December

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TUESDAYS Con Brio Mixxed Voice Choir United Church Hall. 8pm-10pm 01225 863066 All in Harmony Choir Wiltshire Music Centre, 7.30-9.30pm. No need to read music, no auditions, no solos. West Wiltshire Amnesty Group 3rd Tuesday of month. Quaker

Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane, BoA. 7.30pm. 01225 863562

WEDNESDAYS Bradford Choral Society United Church Hall, BoA, 7.30-9.30pm. No audition, new members welcome. 01225 862670. Bradford Bridge Club see Mon Art Store Tours, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. Free, but book in advance on 01225 477232 Ekleksis Bradford on Avon Club, 7 for 7.30pm start. Acoustic musicians practice group. £10. Andrew Clifton on 07791 192639

THURSDAYS Farmers Market – Westbury Gardens, 3rd Thursday monthly. 9am-1pm. Market Day 9am-1pm BoA Library Car Park Weekly University of the Third Age 2.30 pm The United Church, St Margaret’s Street, BoA, BA15. Interesting talks followed by refreshments. Members must have card. Kettlebell Fitness Class St Laurence School Dance Studio. 6.15-7.15pm. For all round strength and fitness. 07712 051837 Holt Morris Men – Practices, 8pm, Mount Pleasant Centre, Bradford-on-Avon. Rhyme Time Free activity for babies & toddlers. No45 Autumn 2015

10-10.30am at the Library. 01225 863280 Bradford on Avon & District Flower Club First Thursday of every month (except January) in Holt Village Hall. Contact Secretary on 01225 863640

FRIDAYS Bath Old Time Dancers 2nd Friday of month, 7.30-10pm Bath Community Academy, Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QL. 01225 335740.

SATURDAYS Little Fishes Toddler Group BOA Youth Centre 10:00–11:30am Every Friday (term time only). £2 per family. 07467 068718 BoA Lifesaving Club Bradford Swimming Pool. 5pm. 5 years to adults. £3 (first week try out is free).

SUNDAYS Farmers Market. Lamb Yard. Last Sunday monthly. 10.30am-2.30pm The Bradford on Avon Walkers The second Sunday and last Tuesday of every month Meet War Memorial in Westbury Gardens at 9.30am.

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Price starts at £810 2 adults , 2 children Quote: All01 OUR ITINERARY Monday 15 February - Join your luxury coach at one of our local pick up points and travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. On arrival we join the motorway towards Paris and Disneyland. Our hotel is close to the Parks and Disney Village. Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th - Your three day ‘Hopper’ entrance tickets are included and the Disney magic awaits! Once inside the park all the rides and attractions are included, as well as the shows and the Disney Parades. Your pass is valid for Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. There is a free shuttle service from the hotel to the park and Disney Village every 15 minutes. Thursday 18th - After breakfast we leave for Calais and our return crossing to Folkestone, reaching your drop off points in the early evening after a memorable trip to Disneyland Paris.

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ince 1997 Tim Williams has been teaching and encouraging water-colourists at his twice weekly classes at the Guides H.Q., Church Street, Bradford on Avon. Over the years, dozens of students have passed through his classes, enjoying the relaxed and stress free methods he uses to teach the art of watercolour. Tim himself was taught by London based watercolourist the late David Hutter, whose motto was, “ If you want to paint you can paint”. Tim has regular exhibitions both here in the U.K. and in the south west of France where he has a studio. The classes here in Bradford host people of all levels of experience and the teaching is hands on, with Tim helping and giving advice where needed, with his knowledge of colour mixing,perspective etc. Classes are held:

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Going Through A Divorce? Then You Should

Definitely Consider Revising Your Will

James Trescothick-Martin, Associate Solicitor in the Private Client department of BLB Solicitors explains why.


hen a person marries, or enters into a Civil Partnership, any Will already in existence automatically becomes invalid. However the reverse does not happen when a couple divorces. Once a Decree Absolute (or Decree of Dissolution in the case of a Civil Partnership ) is granted your current Will, i.e. a Will made before your divorce, will still be valid.   A spouse named in your current Will, will be treated as if they had died.  This means that if they were named as an executor or Trustee this appointment will fail.  Any gifts to them will also fail and either pass in accordance with the alternative provisions in

your Will or, if there aren’t any, by the Rules of Intestacy. However before the Decree Absolute or Decree of Dissolution is issued your Will remains in place in full. In a recent matter I dealt with, a couple were divorcing. They already had a Decree Nisi issued by the Court.  Unfortunately before the Decree Absolute was granted, the husband died, leaving his previous Will in place. This Will left everything to his wife.  This meant that, despite the financial settlement of the separation being agreed, she then inherited everything including savings and the marital home in full.

Contact us now to arrange an initial consultation James Trescothick-Martin

In this particular case, the wife immediately agreed to waive her rights to the estate and her estranged husband’s family agreed to a distribution of the Estate on the basis of the agreed financial settlement. However, there was nothing to stop her refusing to take just the agreed amount and walking away with the estate more or less intact. The moral of the story is that, perhaps even more so when children are involved, it is essential you receive advice not only on your separation and divorce but at the same time on your estate, to ensure your wishes are made clear.

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in brief... Bradford on Avon and District Link LINK are celebrating 20 years of voluntary service in the local area with a Coffee Morning on Saturday 14th November at the United Reform Church; we hope to see many of our volunteers both past and present and welcome anyone who might be interested in helping in the future. Our main role within the community is to provide transport to and from medical appointments and other essential journeys for those who can no longer manage these things independently. We also offer company and support within the home. We are always looking for new drivers and coordinators to join our friendly team and would emphasise that the amount of time given is the volunteer’s choice.

Bradford on Avon Youth Forum - “What Matters To Youth” Your opportunity to tell us what matters to young people in the town and villages on a range of issues such as: Things to do, places to meet, available facilities and more. It will also be a chance to discuss the volunteering and employment opportunities in the town. Project funding available through the Bradford on Avon Local Youth Network and Bradford on Avon Area Board. For further information contact karen. 01225 309569 or emma. 07768 980748. Wednesday 11 November 2015 at St Laurence School from 4pm.

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Go electric After attending a Climate Friendly Bradford-on-Avon meeting, I was impressed with the enthusiasm of local residents for alternative forms of transport and energy. I would like to take this opportunity to share a few facts about the use of electric bikes: The cost of running an E bike is absurdly low, as they can now average 25-35 miles on a single charge. The charge cost is about 5p. This means that once the user has covered a distance of 5000 miles, the bike will have paid for itself in equivalent petrol cost. E bikes can make a big difference to carbon emissions. For example, for each 1000 residents who use an E bike for shopping and commuting, assuming an average distance of 50 miles per week, 50,000 gallons of fuel would be saved per year. This would go a long way in reducing Bradford’s carbon footprint, and would make the town a lot more pedestrian friendly. Last but not least are the significant health benefits to cycling over driving, as few calories are lost while motoring down a dual carriageway eating a packet of biscuits! Cliff Yuill, The Electric Bike Shop, Market Street, Bradford-on-Avon. 12


Under the hammer


ardiner Houlgate, specialist auctioneers and valuers based in Corsham, hold regular sales of Antiques, Paintings, Clocks & Watches, Guitars & Musical Instruments, Jewellery, Decorative Arts, Vintage & General sales. Here are just a few of lots recently sold. Lot 779 - Fine Faberge heart brooch by workmaster August Hollming St Petersburg, the red guilloche enamel inset with a single rose-cut diamond with a bow diamond set crest, dated 24th December 1903, the pin with workmaster’s initials and stamp marks sold to an American collector in New York for £5000. Guitars still continue to lead the way with this rare example selling for over £37,000. Lot 341 - Hermann Hauser I Segovia model guitar, 1924, labelled Herm. Hauser, Lautenmacher in Munchen, signed H. Hauser, A.D. Lot 740 - not what you would expect to find in a local property. Interesting Polynesian war club, probably a Tongan Akau Tau, carved with various geometric panels and bands, the cylindrical handle flaring to a diamond shaped terminal, 30” long sold for £5000. This is just a selection of items sold at recent auctions but there’s something to suit every taste and pocket.


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Nothing To Fear From Moving Home “Traumatic” is how most people react to moving home. For Mr & Mrs J. of Bradford on Avon, “it resembles the sinking of the Titanic. Hazards ahead are obvious to everyone, but there are dangers out of sight which impose continuous horror”. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing clients happy in their new surrounds, although not many are as dramatic as this would-be poet: “Let me like Pope, the poet’s mount ascend, you were my guide, philosopher and friend. And, in removal’s bog about to sink, delivered me from doom, despair and drink.” Come moving day, some clients are happy to be involved, some not. One couple went on a cruise and returned to their new home to find beds made and everything put away. Another sat on her balcony with a good book and a bottle of wine! Trauma? What trauma? You can catch up with other testimonials at and learn how we help older homeowners find and relocate from one home to the next. To take away the trauma of your move, call Sara Milward-Oliver for a free consultation on 01225 868692 or 07968 213510 or email: Bradford & Borders

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A New Season

A New Youth Orchestra Autumn Winter 2015 Concert Season


eptember proved to be an exceptionally exciting month at Wiltshire Music Centre with the official take-over of two Youth Orchestras and the start of a new Autumn Winter concert season. The Centre celebrated securing the future of the Wiltshire & Swindon Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra following the reorganisation of Wiltshire Music Service, with plans already underway to expand the symphony orchestra into a bigger, regional Orchestra for more young people. Clare Jack, Executive Director said ‘we are entering a new era managing the Youth Orchestra which has now been running for over 50 years. It is a hugely important resource for young musicians who have the opportunity to be part of a 70 member orchestra with a professional conductor in a professional concert hall. We are delighted to have secured its future, and it marks a very special start to our Autumn Winter Season.’


Following the dynamic opening concert by the City of London Sinfonia featuring live dance, world-renowned percussionist Dame Eveline Glennie and Joss Arnott Dance top the bill in a dance-inspired Season with a glittering choreography and percussive showcase (Sat 21 Nov, 7.30pm). Joseph Tong / Waka Hasegawa, ‘unmatched anywhere as a piano duo’.

award-winning vocal ensemble the Orlando Consort (Sat 28 Nov 7:30pm). Experience the auditorium transformed into 15th Century France through evocative vocal harmonies and big-screen cinema. Screenings of live opera and ballet from Covent Garden continue throughout the year, including the magical fairly-tale The Nutcracker by the Royal Ballet (Wed 16 / Sun 20 Dec).

Away from classical, Mercury Music Prize-nominated Eliza Carthy leads an all-female fiddle folk quartet (Fri 13 Nov 7,30pm), and local brewery Box Steam host an fun, informal beer tasting with folk music in support of the Wiltshire Music Centre trust (29 Oct 8pm). Huun-Huur Tu present other-worldly throat singing from the tiny central Asian republic of Tuva with an abundance of wonderful instruments, from lutes to horse-hair fiddles (Sun 22 Nov 7:30pm).

Baroque violinist Rachel Podger returns to lead the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a Bach-inspired programme for strings. This comes after the Orchestra’s brilliant ‘Watercycle’ Residency in April 2015, which saw musicians compose and perform music with over 270 local school children.

A feast for both the eyes and ears; a screening of the silent movie masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) is accompanied a new live soundtrack by the

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra celebrate their 50th Birthday at the Centre with an energising showcase of events including a Jazz4Kids family concert ‘Do You Know How to Groove?’ (Sat 14 Nov 2pm). Children can help Sir Scallywag find the famous golden sausage with a little bit of assistance from


Ensemble 360 and storyteller Polly Ives (Sat 7 Nov 3pm) and even help Rudolph find his nose in our fun-packed Christmas show with the Galliard Ensemble (Sun 13 Dec 3pm). The Centre is offering brilliant Kid-for-aQuid and Free Under 25 offers for selected concerts to provide affordable ways for young people and families to enjoy live music. Across the autumn the Centre is running exciting events for young people through its Creative Learning Programme, including

workshops and performances in specialist schools, a monthly Zone Club for learning disabled young adults, and a brand new Young Curators Programme for budding music and event organisers. The Autumn-Winter concert season at the Wiltshire Music Centre provides an absolute treat for anyone who enjoys (or would like to try!) exceptional live music. BOOK NOW: 01225 860 100

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Children’s Oral Health Keep your children’s oral health on track with these pointers

The diet plays an important part in children’s oral health. Everyone knows that sugar is detrimental but there are also other dangers including acidic foods e.g. fruit juice or fizzy drinks both of which can erode tooth enamel. Sticky foods are hard to dislodge from the tooth surface so remaining a risk for longer. We know children should follow a balanced diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, avoiding sugary food wherever possible. But watch out for hidden sugars. Processed foods e.g. sweetened yoghurt can contain more than you think.

Cleaning It is recommended that children clean their teeth twice a day for two minutes. The latest advice is that this should be before breakfast and last thing at night, using an appropriately sized toothbrush for their age and a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. All tooth surfaces should be cleaned with small circular

movements. This includes the front, back and biting surfaces of each tooth - not forgetting the gum line. Children will not have the manual dexterity to do this unaided until an average age of seven, so we suggest the parent or guardian may have to do this for them. It is important that your child attends regular routine dental examinations from an early age. This will allow the child to get used to the procedure and let the dentist check both the development and health of the teeth. The bite is assessed in case braces could be needed. The Dutch Barton Dental Practice is always happy to welcome new patients and children’s routine check-ups are free if their parent or guardian is registered with us. Dutch Barton Dental Practice 16 Church Street | Bradford on Avon | BA15 1LN

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on yer bike... TT Cycles in Bradford on Avon is a truly independent bike shop, the name coming from “towpath trail cycle hire”, established in 1990. We are located right on route 4 of the national cycle network, next to the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Marin and Ridgeback, plus children bikes including Early Rider.

Our fully kitted out workshop is always available, and our Cytec trained mechanics are experts, offering everything from wheel building, to competitively priced service plans. Let us build your dream bike, from a Tour De France road bike, to a World Cupready rig.

TT Cycles is a Ride it away dealership, a retail finance scheme that includes loans for bicycles and accessories. Also available is the Cyclescheme, which means once your employer has signed up, you can visit us in store for advice on the best bike for you. Hire payments are then deducted from your gross monthly salary, and at the end of the hire period you can buy the bike for a small end payment.

Covering all cycling disciplines, we stock a wide variety of bike brands, including Focus, Cube,

If you are not looking to purchase a bike, traditional cycle hire is also available.

We know that bike shops can be an intimidating place, especially for customers new to cycling, so all of the TT Cycles staff are caring, friendly and helpful. We also appreciate that children’s safety in particular is very important, so to give you peace of mind, all of our bikes have been put together to the highest safety standards. So, whether you are looking to buy a christmas present, an upgrade for yourself, or if you are new to cycling, come and visit us today. TT Cycles, Frome Road, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE. 01225 867187

We are open 7 days a week for all your cycling needs from road biking to mountain biking, from childrens bikes to cyclocross we have it covered, pop in and see our freindly experienced staff. Our workshop is alway open and ready to lend a hand be it a full service or small adjustment.

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National Consumer Week: “Know your Rights” From the 1st October new regulations came into force called the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The legislation includes provisions such as the absolute right to reject faulty goods within the first 30 days of purchase and also includes provisions for digital purchases. Trading Standards want all traders on board because widespread compliance marginalises the less ethical trader and should create an even playing field, and a healthy economy too. Full details of the obligations traders have are available from the trading standards website: Trading standards also invite compliant businesses with a good reputation to apply for Trading Standards Approval by joining the Buy with Confidence Scheme. There is a cost to membership but this is kept low. For more info see To obtain the details of your rights as a consumer, visit the Citizens Advice Consumer Website at

Charity Christmas Cards go on sale The popular Charity Christmas Card shop – Cards for Good Causes is once again open in Bradford on Avon to help raise money for over 25 national and local charities, including the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Dorothy House Hospice and CLIC Sargent. The Bradford on Avon seasonal shop is part of the Cards for Good Causes’ national network of over 300 shops; selling cards for around 275 charities and staffed by more than 6,000 volunteers. In the past five years, charities have received more than £20 million from Cards for Good Causes representing at least 70p in every pound out of which charities had to pay for the production and distribution of their Christmas cards and any VAT. The shop is located at the Tourist & Information shed in Westbury Gardens, where there is a variety of Christmas cards and other goods on sale now. They are open between 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-3pm on Sundays until 19th December.

Bradford on Avon Town Guide 2015/16 The council in conjunction with us at A Local Life have put together the latest town guide with where to shop, eat and drink in the town. The handy pocket sized guide is aimed mainly at tourists and visitors but also useful for all you Bradfordians to send to family and friends coming to the town. Pick up your copy from various outlets in and around the town, Town Council Offices or the Tourist Information Centre. 22



Perfect for an evening ride on your favourite trail - high quality, lightweight aluminium chassis with outstanding handling. Cube - Aim SL £449.99

The Tradition is a prime example of taking a classic design and improving it without losing any of the original charm. Ridgeback Tradition £379.99 TT Cycles, Frome Road, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE 01225 867187

Perfectly proportioned to provide small riders the best fit for comfort and control. Ridgeback MX20 Black £239.99

Lot 10 - in time for Christmas and more jewellery coming up for sale on the 25th November, this stunning diamond and sapphire brooch sold for £1400. Jewellery is a great investment when purchased at auction in a specialist sale. 01225 812912 A range of gift boxes to fill with all sorts of food goodies. The Cheese Shop 5 Market Street Bradford on Avon BA15 1LH 01225 920 240

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Serves 6

mini courgette bakes With Hazel or Cob Nuts

“ My surroundings have inspired a passion for the local ingredients that are available thanks the dedication of our local farmers and their wonderful produce.”

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Heat half the rapeseed oil in a large frying pan, then add the onion. Fry for a few minutes, then add the hazelnuts and courgettes. Cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes.


Heat the oven to 180, gas 4.


Heat the rest of the oil in a small frying pan, then add the cumin, turmeric and ginger and fry gently for a few minutes. Add to the courgettes and nuts and mix well.



Grease six ramekins and and pour in the mixture. Bake 15 - 20 minutes until the tops are brown.

30ml extra virgin rapeseed oil 100g chopped hazelnuts or cob nuts 500g courgettes, chopped 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 20g fresh turmeric (peeled weight) or 2 teaspoons of powdered turmeric. 2 teaspoons grated ginger 75g rolled oats 75g ground nuts e.g. almonds or cashews 100g coconut cream

Add the oats, ground nuts, tomatoes, coconut and paprika, then season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

1 teaspoon paprika 200g tomatoes, peeled and chopped (you can use tinned tomatoes)

Local, organic - seasonal fruit and veg Earlier this year, Alice Boden’s fruit and veg delivery service, Bodice of Holt transformed like a beautiful, determined butterfly in to Mayfield Organics. This independent, family run business first spread its wings in 2012, borne out of a passion to connect with other like-minded suppliers to provide local, organic and seasonal fruit and veg to the community. “ It’s all about making small growers produce accessible to our customers. We hope that by offering tailor-made fruit and veg crates coupled with our personable service, we can help people save money, get creative and improve their diet by eating seasonally and organically. It’s convenience with a conscience!” Alice believes her bespoke service offering up local and seasonal produce, is key to nurturing more sustainable and mindful communities. With fewer pesticides, produce being picked at it’s prime and the Mayfield team doing the leg work for you, it’s a great way to make small changes which in the end, result in a big positive impact on our own health and that of the environments. Along with the re-branding of the business, come some other additions like inspiring recipe cards from in house chef Beth of Beth’s Bakes and some exciting catering events being prepared for 2016. Alice also plans to create the ultimate ‘Great Crate’, teaming up with other small producers to offer meats, eggs, breads and other treats so you really have little need for trips to the supermarket. To sign up to Mayfield Organics Fruit and Veg crates, visit where you can receive £5 off your order and go on to enjoy other loyalty benefits after we’ve got to know each other! No45 Autumn 2015



CHURCH FARM MEATS Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire

SPECIALIST FAMILY RUN FARM SHOP A warming Autumn casserole... Buying from Church Farm you can be assured of the best quality free range and farm assured meats. at surprisingly good prices! PLANNING A PARTY? We provide Hog & Lamb Roasts throughout the year with all equipment and cook supplied. All the ingredients for the perfect BBQ.

Christmas Orders Its not to early to think about your Christmas order. For all your seasonal meats, including Turkey, Poultry, Beef, Lamb, Hams and Pork, Venison & Game. Farm assured and free range from our family run farm and butchers in Wiltshire. Ordering early recommended! Š

Specialist Butchers & Farmers since 1860 Opening Hours: Mon 9am-12 noon, Tues 8am - 4.30pm Weds 9am - 12 noon, Thurs 8am - 4.30pm Fri 8am-4.30pm, Sat 8am - 2pm, Sun 9am - 12 noon


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Bradford on Avon's first

Ale & Cider Festival 1st - 14th November 2015

A gift of


he Ale & Cider Festival starts on 1st November with a Trail of participating pubs in and around Bradford on Avon. All offer warm welcomes along with great ales and ciders. Most also offer good food with very varied menus across the group. Once completed the Trail can be entered into the prize draw to win meals for two, wines, spirits, kegs of ale and vouchers, donated by participants.  Great timing with Christmas approaching.

Cheese! Y

ou have been waiting since last March for the Vacherin Mont d’Or, well it is back and available by the cut at £2.25 per 100g or a whole mini one at £9.25 (450g). Why not try a nice bottle of wine from our selection with your Cheese board. White or red Rioja Vega £8.99 per bottle.

For the final Saturday there will be a Brewers and Makers in Lamb Yard from 11-3.00pm. A great opportunity to talk to the people who really know about ales and ciders and to stock up on your favourites. The celebration of fine ales, ciders and good food will continue in the pubs throughout the day. It is anticipated that this will become an annual event, introducing people to the interesting variety of pubs in and around Bradford on Avon as well as great ales and ciders.  "I have been amazed at the variety offered by the pubs who are taking part" says Sue Thomson, who is helping with the organisation. "I thought I knew many of them fairly well but it is interesting how much more there is to find out when you focus on each in turn."

If you are looking for a little something to take to a friend to say thank you or a dinner party then we have a lovely selection of luxury chocolates to choose from.

Contact: Sue Thomson 07791 798423

Our new stock will be available soon for the festive season and we will be taking orders for Cheese and hampers from 1st November until 4th December. Don’t leave it too late to avoid disappointment. @AleCiderFestBoA

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Positive Change Getting the balance right!


e are all looking to improve our health, often small changes to our lifestyle will bring massive improvements. Most people can benefit from natural or complementary therapies available to all ages from birth to end of life. Whether you are suffering from back pain or other aches and pains, have an existing condition or are in need of stress relief, there are countless therapies to support you.

Feldenkrais proposed that for survival, locomotion, and adjustment to the environment, humans had the potential, in both mind and body, to move with freedom in any direction without hesitation, preparation, or complusion. And that we had within us, if so desired or valued, the capacity to learn to move more easily and comfortably, to develop the innate agility and stamina of body and mind, and to improve the quality of our life.

Here we have just a few of the local practitioners that could inspire a different approach to your health and wellbeing with courses, therapies and treatments. See adverts for further details.

The method uses two complementary techniques: Awareness Through Movement group sessions; and Functional Integration one-to-one sessions. Both involve the mindful exploration of movement in a way that evokes change in the patterns of activity between the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems which can help participants:

FELDENKRAIS METHOD Using movement in specific and novel ways, participants learn to (re) discover and develop their ability to do the activities they want, need or love to do. The method was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais D.Sc (1904-1984), scientist, athlete, judo master and educator, as he sought to adjust to life changes and to restore his functional abilities in daily life following a series of serious injuries. 28

•• recover from or adjust to injury, illness, or life changes e.g. pregnancy, ageing •• improve posture, breathing, vitality and general wellbeing •• improve performance in a specific activity e.g. sports, performing arts or work activities

•• release of habitual patterns of tension and stress Rona had an established career in public health i.e. immunology, epidemiology and health research, and latterly health service management. At age 40, Rona tried a Feldenkrais class and experienced a deep sense of ‘coming home’ calmness and grounded-ness often associated with deep meditation which inspired her to train as a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Rona is also an experienced Buddhist meditation instructor and teacher. Rona Wyatt CFP, MEdPsych, MPH Registered Feldenkrais Practitioner 07796 210714

KETTLEBELLS Kettlebells are cannonball-like weights with thick handles and can be said to be “a gym in the palm of your hand”. Over the last few years they’ve gradually become mainstream and recognised for their incredible versatility in cardio and strength workouts. This functional fitness of the ‘bell’ has taken over from pointless muscle isolation


exercises of fixed multi-gym machines. Kettlebells are all about working muscle chains to combine efforts in moving these free weights around in both dynamic moves and slow grinds. The application of gains is obvious in all physical sports. They can also be used for rehab, especially the back (under supervision of course)! Best of all, kettlebells are versatile. They’re ideal for explosive exercises that work major muscles, burn body fat, and build power, but they also add a new dimension to classic moves like chest presses and snatches. And you don’t need a wall-length rack of them to get a great workout. One pair will suffice for this routine. Use them regularly and you’ll see the body you’ve always wanted. Classes are held in Bradford on Avon on Thursday evenings 6.15pm at the Dance Hall, St Laurence school. Pete Hodkinson 07712 051837

A Gym in the Palm of Your Hand...

HOMEOPATHY With the imminent demise of antibiotics - one of the greatest discoveries of the last century we are left in a very vulnerable position. We have relied on them for too long and abused their use. Now most of them are ineffective and resistant. The bad news is there are no new ones in development. What is going to happen? The government has taken this so seriously that it was the subject recently of a COBRA emergency meeting. What is the solution? Well believe it or not homeopathy offers some hope. This is not wild speculation but based on experience over the last 200 years. Homeopathy, and its a matter of historical record, was brilliantly effective in treating cholera and scarlet fever epidemics for instance, and during the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 homeopathic Drs recorded by far the lowest mortality rates. So how come it has been so successful? Its because it works from the other direction to allopathic medicine. Homeopathy gives a boost to the natural No45 Autumn 2015

defences of the immune system by mimicking the disease state. As simple as that. The immune system kicks in , raises a fever and recovery is quicker and safer. Don’t take just my word for it - look at how successfully it is used in India. It is part of the mainstream health system there and works very well in acute and chronic diseases. In a hospital in Mumbai you are equally likely to be treated for pneumonia by homeopathy by a Dr as with antibiotics. This is especially good news as these antibiotics are less and less effective. Andrew Ward Dip.IACH R.S.Hom Registered Classical Homeopath (25 yrs in practice) 07736 183395

Homeopathy regenerative medicine for the whole family * The information supplied by contributors is not medical advice, you should consult a doctor or other appropriate medical professional for any condition or illness..



so can also be mobile, bringing massage to your home or work. She can offer 15 minute back and shoulder massages at corporate events and has insurance and public liability cover.

This type of massage not only treats the symptoms but is also a preventative therapy. Massage improves the circulation to the area bringing with it nutrients like oxygen and glucose and helps drainage by removing toxins like lactic acid and urea. Shiatsu is a clothes on massage, using pressure points to relieve tension from the body. Based on Chinese acupressure points this massage is also preventative and is beneficial for all the systems in the body, encouraging good digestion and strong immunity. Massage can be done during all stages of pregnancy and is essential for relaxation and pressure relief from extra weight carrying. It is also beneficial after

Leonie Watson is available to book for a deep tissue relaxing, de-stressing holistic oil massage in a beautiful setting in Holt. the birth, helping to reduce back and shoulder tension. Massage courses for couples are available. Leonie also runs yoga/ massage for couples courses in a converted chapel in Marshfield with a qualified yoga teacher. Look at for details on these courses and find out how to book. Leonie has a massage bed, massage chair, towels and oils


FITNESS TRAINING Thursdays at 6.15-7.15pm at St Laurence School Dance Studio. Mondays 6.30-7.30pm Woolley Grange Hotel gardens. Contact Pete on 0771 2051837 30

Please contact Leonie for further information or to book an appointment 01225 782697 07811 705402 ... preventative

and is beneficial for all the systems...


Awareness Through Movement for Daily Life Weekly Classes: Mon 18.00 - 19.00 Wed 10.30 - 11.30 & 11.50 - 13.00


Functional Integration - by Appointment

with Andrew Ward

£7.50 (£6 concs) per class. Discounts are available if paying in advance.

Awareness Through Movement Workshops £50 (£40 concs) per day Sat 07 Nov 11.15 - 17.00 Sitting-a Restful Position with a Modern Challenge Sat 12 Dec 11.15 - 17.00 Standing with Ease vs a Struggle with Gravity Sat 9 Jan 11.15 - 17.00 Laying Comfortably vs Horizontal Standing

07796 210714

Dip. IACH. R.S.Hom

Experience the wonderful effects of Classical Homeopathy in restoring health, vitality and well-being. BRADFORD-ON-AVON Green Tree Health Clinic 11, St Margaret’s St, BoA, BA15 1DA 01225 867098 BATH The Practice Rooms 26, Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RH For advice: 07736 183395

Body & Mind Balance New massage therapist & wellness coach at the Manu centre in Bradford on Avon. Gwen Corbet is a massage therapist and wellness coach with more than 16 years experience. As a massage therapist she worked at a wellness centre, retreats, for massage agencies in Dutch parliament and from her own practise.

Furthermore, Gwen is specialised in a stress release technique called Emotional Freedom Techniques. This is in an effective way to get ride of limiting feelings as well as physical discomfort or pain. It is a great relief to people when they can let go of negative emotions such as; fears, unpleasant memories, low self esteem, trauma, or poor sleep. EFT can also work on releasing physical discomfort from build up stress in the body. It’s an easy to learn self help technique for people to use themselves.

‘Gwen has very capable healing hands’ A.P Batcombe

She uses different massage techniques or a combination of Shiatsu, Ayurvedic, classical, deep tissue techniques. If you feel any of the following a massage might be very beneficial; back pain or tightness in neck or shoulder area, headaches, numb or tingling arms or fingers, painful joints or just to indulge and relax.

‘I now have a coping strategy which builds one's confidence. I can highly recommend it.’ S.H - Shepton Mallet Gwen Corbet 01749 850721 Manu Centre - 38 Bath Road, BoA BA151SR.

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Jenny Hepenstall-Brown Dip Foot Health. Dip Trop Nursing LSHM FAETEC

Home visits for all your foot needs: THICK NAILS AND LONG NAILS CORNS AND CALLUSES PAINFUL FEET DIABETIC FEET Registered general nurse for 36 years. Experience to Ward Sister level in NHS hospitals. Community Nurse experience in the patient's own home. Voluntary nursing work overseas. Have your feet looked after by a caring professional in your own home.

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Meaningful alternatives


azel Mitchell is an independent funeral celebrant writing and conducting very personal services for funerals and memorials. These are tailor made to reflect the life of the deceased, recognising the significance of people of all faiths and those with none. Increasingly in this secular world, people have no affiliation to a religious body maybe developing their own beliefs. The aim is to create positive and uplifting ceremonies reflecting the memory of the deceased whilst providing comfort to the living and assist mourning. A Funeral Service is part of the healing process and the End of Life ceremony has two aims - the first is to celebrate the life of your loved one and secondly to be sensitive to your needs, at what can be a very sad and difficult time. 32

Wiltshire Half Marathon Come and join us for the Wiltshire Half Marathon organised by Avon Valley Runners. An accurately measured and certified road race around the beautiful villages of Edington, Steeple Ashton and Great Hinton. Prizes, medals and goody bags. Entries are open - apply early as last year’s race was over subscribed! Sunday 29 November 2015,11.00 am. Starting and finishing at Station Yard, Edington. In support of Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Entry forms and details are available at:

“ ...The ceremony was both moving and memorable; many people wondered if you had known my mother as you empathised so well with the story of her life. Once again than you for leaving us with such great comfort.” Joy - Whitley

There are many approaches to choose from including; Non-Religious, Semi Religious (Christian), Spiritual, New Age/Holistic services. Hazel offers a very personal service whilst working with your chosen Funeral Director. Should you have further questions or undecided whether or not this type of service is appropriate please do not hesitate to contact her. Hazel Mitchell - Funeral Celebrant Member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

01225 862066


30a Silver Street, Bradford on Avon BA15 1JX Suppliers of Team Kit and Equipment for all sports including: Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Badminton, Tennis & Table Tennis. Leisurewear Schoolwear Workwear Embroidery T Shirt Printing Trophies Sports Bags Trampolines Promotional Items

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Putting your feet first Verruca treatment • Ingrowing toenails Nail trimming • Hard skin & Corn removal Fungal infections Diabetic foot care & advice

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