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Malmesbury & Borders

No3 Summer 2015

ALLINGTON • CALNE • CASTLE COMBE • CHARLTON • CORSTON • CRUDWELL • HULLAVINGTON • LUCKINGTON SHERSTON • PINKNEY • GREAT SOMERFORD • MINETY • OAKSEY • SHIPTON MOYNE • WESTONBIRT • YATTON KEYNELL

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Colin Bush machinery is a family business with over 15 years of experience. Supplying everything you need to keep your garden looking its best including; lawn mowers, strimmers, chainsaws, shredders and the new Freedom 48 rechargeable hand held equipment. This time of year they would recommend you scarify your lawn to lift out the moss and old thatch left from last year, this will allow the grass to grow and keep the weeds down, using a digging fork to aerate the lawn will allow better drainage and help with better root growth of the grass. Keep the level of cut fairly high just in case of late frost. They have a wide range of mowers to suit every budget and lawn size from an small lightweight electric Mountfield Princess perfect for the smaller garden, then up a gear to a mid range petrol mowers and sit on lawn tractors. For more tips and advice pop in store or visit them online at www.colinbush.co.uk Find them in Whitehall Garden Centre, Corsham Road, Lacock, SN15 2LZ open 6 days a week (closed Tuesday's)

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welcome Firstly I’d like to thank the community for their amazing support with this edition where we’ve had so much content to consider for publication. It shows the magazine is being recognised and valued even though we are still quite new. Many thanks for that support and engagement. Highlights in this edition include an interview with Adam Henson, farmer and presenter of Countryfile, who visited Wiltshire to talk about his life and the future of farming and the Emergency Services Show, hoping to be even bigger this year! You will also find details of the new work in the community being done this year by local charity HEALS, the exciting news that free parking is coming to the town as well as many other community events. Our What’s On section is growing so please upload your events directly online if you are organising an activity in the area and wish to spread the word. As usual I would also like to highlight the work of everyone who help bring this magazine to life — particularly professional photographer Sabine Coe and young writer Sam Dunne, a student at Malmesbury School who is being proactive in her desire to follow a career in the media, the team at Local Life would like to wish her every success. Just a reminder that I gather news, views and photographs throughout the year so please feel free to share by dropping me an email - malmesbury@alocallife.co.uk all

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RETAIL FEATURE

Fresh Look

at Orton Jewellery

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rton Jewellers in Bradford on Avon celebrate their 15th year in business this October so thought if fitting to have a refurbishment for the Summer, a fresh new colour scheme, lighting, display cabinets and the introduction of three new brands has given this well established business a new modern look. New ranges include Junkers and Zeppelin watches ,their retro aviation designs are inspired by Hugo Junkers. ‘The minimalist style and clean lines of the Bauhaus design have lost none of their fascination and they are celebrated today in the successful revival of the Junkers Bauhaus Watches’ Prices are from £149-£359.

Orton’s years spent in Australia. The Nero watches have a minimal retro design, fine Italian leather straps and start from £94. Travel Journals from £21 make a great gift for the summer holidays, acid free paper for sketching or just capturing memories. These new additions complement the existing ranges and bespoke designs handmade in the workshop so take a fresh look at Orton’s. Opening hours 10-5pm Tues to Sat or by arrangement. 01225 309039 www.ortonjewellery.co.uk

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Emergency Services Show..........................................10

THE BATH AUCTION ROOMS

Valuable Asset................................................................ 11

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Athelstan House............................................................12 News in Brief..................................................................13 Up Close - Adam Henson............................................14

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Food & Drink...................................................................18

• Live internet bidding – on all specialist sales

Health & Fitness............................................................26

• Delivery & collection

Moulton & Monaco......................................................27 Useful Contacts.............................................................28 Directory..........................................................................29 Puzzles..............................................................................30

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what’s on Summer 2015 Tickets available from Malmesbury Tourist Information Centre or www.oxboffice.com www.malmesbury.gov.uk

the mosaic to take home! Suitable for all ages, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Free event. 01666 502258

Thursday 13 August

Comedy Night at St Mary’s Hall. Malmesbury Carnival – 7.30pm. Enjoy a varied night of stand-up comedy with three individual acts and an award winning compere. £8.50 each www.malmesburycarnival.co.uk

Sing-a-Long Film Frozen Malmesbury Carnival – 6.30pm. Enjoy the phenomenally successful Disney film and join in with the songs; all ages welcome. Adults: £5 Children: £3. www.malmesburycarnival.co.uk

Saturday 8 August

Athelstan House Summer Fete. Malmesbury – 2pm. Indoor and Outdoor stalls. Tombola. Cream Teas. Produce & Cake Stall. Games. Entertainment by Neil Patterson - Jazz singer. Free event. Contact Beverley Wilson on 01225 710717 be.wilson@osjct.co.uk The Ruff Diamond Band St Mary’s Hall - 7.30pm. Dance and sing along to your favourite Neil Diamond hits from this excellent band. £7.00 each. www.malmesburycarnival.co.uk

20,000 Days On Earth Wiltshire Live Music Centre – 7.30pm. 2014, Cert: 15, 97m: A bold, frank and wryly humorous drama-documentary on one of alt-rock’s iconic Nick Cave. £7 Adult / £3.50 Under-18s per film. 01225 860100 www. wiltshiremusic.org.uk Image available

Friday 14 August

Record Breakers Themed Summer Events. Tetbury Library -11am. Mammoth Mosaics - find out about the world’s largest vegetable mosaic then make your own version of

Saturday 15 August

Ziggy Stardust and the 70’s St Mary’s Hall, Malmesbury Carnival – 7.30pm. Featuring the Long Players performing Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Why not dig out that 70’s gear?. £5. www.malmesburycarnival.co.uk

Sunday 23 August

Wessex Auction Rooms Antiques, Furniture and Collectables. Viewing Friday before sale 10am-8pm and sale day from 8.30am. 01249 720888 www.wessexauctionrooms.co.uk Cream Teas at Courtyard and Garden of Mundens Close

Monday 10 August

Movies@Malmesbury Town Hall - Minions (CTBC) - 2pm. Mad Max-Fury Road (15) 8pm.

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WHAT’S ON

Malmesbury Carnival. Doors 3-6pm. Home made scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. £4.50. Pay at event. www.malmesburycarnival.co.uk

Saturday 29 August

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum - until 31 August. Celebrate nature, trees and woodcraft with activities, exhibitors and live music. Plus demonstrations of traditional woodland crafts. Adults £15, Students £12, Children Free. 0300 067 4890 www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

follows the circus to each ground. 0845 4597469 www.giffordscircus.com

Saturday 5 September

Craft Fair & Coffee Morning Athelstan House, Malmesbury – 10.30am. Join us for our Craft fair and enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious cake. Contact Beverley Wilson on 01225 710717 be.wilson@osjct.co.uk

courtyard garden with koi pond, rose pergola, mosaics and rich planting with a formal terraced lawn. 01666 825670 Wessex Auction Rooms Antiques, Furniture and Collectables. Viewing Friday before sale 10am-8pm and sale day from 8.30am. 01249 720888 www.wessexauctionrooms.co.uk

Friday 4 September

Wessex Auction Rooms Toys, Cars, Trains, Dolls & Teddies. Viewing Thursday before sale 10am-8pm and sale day from 9am. 01249 720888 www.wessexauctionrooms.co.uk

Giffords Circus Gloucester Road, Stratton, Cirencester GL7 2JY – until 14 September. Enter the world of the Victorian Luna Park, a fairground world being run by larger-than-life illusionist. Circus sauce is our unique 60-seat restaurant that

Sunday 6 September

Tetbury Classic Car Show Sir William Romney’s School, Lowfield Road – 11am-4pm. Automotive attractions, fun-fair rides, a driving school,refreshments and a bar. Adults £5, Seniors £4, under 16’s free. www.tetburyclassiccarshow. org.uk

Sunday 13 September

Emergency Services Show Hullavington Airfield, Chippenham – 10am Come and see police cars, fire engines and ambulances, both old and new – there’s also lots of ‘have a go’ opportunities and activities to enjoy. Adults £6.50, Children under 16 £3.50, Under 3s Free www.emergencyservicesshow.com

Saturday 19 September

NGS Wiltshire Open Gardens River Barn. Swindon Road, Malmesbury – 11am. A 3-acre garden in a sublime river setting. Featuring a walled No3 Summer 2015

Antiques & Brocante Market Tetbury Market Hall – 10am-4pm China, Glass, English Metalware,Treen,Object de Virtue, Linen, Textiles, Silver, Flatware, Books and much more. Admission by voluntary donation. (50% to Cats Protection) Call 01453 822042 or 07799 462712 7


WHAT’S ON Carducci Quartet – 7.30pm Malmesbury Abbey Music Society presents The Carducci Quartet in concert. They will be performing two Shostakovich String Quartets. Tickets Adults £15. Members £12. Students £5 available from the Abbey or at the door.

Wednesday 23 September

Royal Ballet – Romeo & Juliet Wiltshire Live Music Centre 7.15pm. Kenneth MacMillan’s setting of Sergei Prokofiev’s matchless music is a 20th century classic. Running time: c. 3h / two intervals. £15 / £3 Under-18s / £14. 01225 860100 www. wiltshiremusic.org.uk

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Saturday 26 September

Cory Band Wiltshire Live Music Centre 7.00pm. The world’s number one ranked brass band for an unrivalled eighth year – evocative sounds and exceptional soloists. £18. 01225 860100 www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Wednesday 30 September

Tetbury Music Festival - The Heath Quartet. St Marys’ Church- 7.30pm. Performing Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Tickets on sale to the public from the Tetbury Tourist Information Office. 01666 503552 www.tetburymusicfestival.org.uk

Musical Instruments including Guitars 17 & 18 September Silver & Jewellery 23 September Antique Furniture & Works of Art 24 September Paintings & Prints 24 September Decorative Arts 25 September Affordable Paintings 25 September Watches 28 October Fine Clocks & Related Items 29 & 30 October www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk

REGULAR WEEKLY / MONTHLY EVENTS MONDAYS

Alzheimer’s Society: Singing for the Brain Activity Zone, 1.30-3pm A fun, stimulating and social activity for people in the early to moderate stages of dementia, and their carers. Fortnightly. Please check to see if it is running. Contact 01249 443469.

TUES/WED/THURSDAYS

Sherston: Peaceful Fair Trade Coffee Shop Holy Cross Church Sherston, 9.30-12pm, until the end of October. Children welcome.

WEDNESDAYS

Lea & Charlton Toddler Group Charlton Village Hall, 10.15-12pm Craft, stories, songs and cake. 8

Term time only. North Wiltshire Flower Club Crudwell Village Hall, 7.30pm. Third Wednesday of each month Contact Sue on 01666 577125.

month. Support, information and advice for people caring for a relative, child or partner. Contact 0800 181 4118 or www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk

THURSDAYS

SUNDAYS

Sherston WI Sherston Village Hall, 7.30pm in spring/sumer, 2.30pm in winter months. First Thursday of the month. Group has been going for 74 years. Hjquirk@aol.com Malmesbury Morris Corston Reading Room, 7.30pm New dancers and musicians welcome. www.malmesburymorris.org.uk Malmesbury Carers’ Café Kings Arms, Malmesbury, 10.30am. Fourth Thursday of the www.alocallife.co.uk

Malmesbury Film Society St Mary’s Hall, Malmesbury, 7.30pm. Showing films every third Sunday of the month. www.malmesburyfilmsociety. org.uk


COMMUNITY

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Appeal to make use of the

home library service Members of the community who are no longer able to visit their local libraries are being asked to consider using the home library service.

Fitness Classes & 1:1 Training

This service is for Wiltshire residents who want to continue reading or listening to books but are unable to visit the library and have no-one to collect items on their behalf. They might be disabled, blind or partially sighted, suffering from a long illness or elderly and frail.

Kettlercise, Fitness Yoga Group Class, Yoga Sculpt, BodySculpt

Initially a member of library staff visits potential customers in their homes and talks to them about their reading requirements after which they will visit with a library volunteer who will call every few weeks to exchange books and other items.

Chippenham Sports Club, SN15 1NG Goss Croft Hall, SN15 5HD Malmesbury Town Hall, SN16 9BZ

If you would like the home library service please call Malmesbury Library on 01666 823611 or telephone the Outreach Services Manager on 01225 713706.

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COMMUNITY

The full list of beneficiaries from 2014

Emergency Services

Show Returns…

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ver £30,000 has been donated to local causes following the recordbreaking success of the 2014 Emergency Services Show. The show returns this year on Sunday September 13 at Hullavington with multiple attractions including the opportunity to ride in a police car and a fire engine. Tickets are now available online and are priced at £6.50 for adults, £3.50 for children aged three to 15 and under-threes get free entry. After last year’s show 21 organisations received cheques from the organising committee which is made up of volunteers from Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and South Western Ambulance Service. Donations were made to groups that support the work of the emergency services; however, there were also donations to local organisations that support the Show itself.

SWIFT Medics £4,000 Fire Fighters Charity £2,500 Care of Police Survivors (COPS) £2,500 Ambulance Benevolent Fund £2,500

amount of money as a result of our most successful show yet.

Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) £2,500

“This year we will be celebrating our tenth show and we are proud to say that, over the years, we have donated £115,000 to charities and organisations that work with the emergency services both in Wiltshire and further afield.”

Great Western Air Ambulance £2,500

He said: “This is a fantastic achievement and, on behalf of the committee, I would like to thank the chief officers of the blue light services, all of our sponsors and of course the public for their continuing and generous support. We hope that our 2015 show will be even better.”

Casualties Union £500

For more information visit www.emergencyservicesshow. com or buy tickets here www. thelittleboxoffice.com/ emergencyservicesshow

Chris Harvey, who chairs the committee, said: “We’re delighted to have given such a large 10

Wiltshire Air Ambulance £4,000

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Bobby Van Trust £1,500 RNLI £1,000 Freewheelers EVS £1,000 Severn Freewheelers £1,000 SERV Wessex £1,000 WAGS retired police dogs £500 Cricklade fire cadets £500 SPLASH £500 St John Ambulance £500 Royal Wootton Bassett sea cadets £500 1st Lyneham Scouts £500 Calne Scouts £500 PRI (welfare fund for Buckley Barracks) £500


AUCTION FEATURE

Valuable Asset

Unrivalled specialist auction service outside London

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ardiner Houlgate (The Bath Auction Rooms), specialist auctioneers and valuers based in Corsham, hold regular auction sales of Antiques, Paintings, Clocks & Watches, Guitars & Musical Instruments, Jewellery, Decorative Arts, Vintage & General sales. Their purpose-designed building has four specialist salerooms, high security storage and a large car park with the location having been specifically chosen to allow easy access for vendors and buyers. They recently welcomed Painting Specialist, Allan Darwell to their team. Allan, who has more than forty years experience as a valuer, having worked at Phillips/ Bonhams, has returned to the west country in perfect time to head the department. Holding four sales each year to include Fine Paintings and Affordable Works of Art.

live, bidding from the comfort of their own home, office, even on a tablet or smart phone on the go, the methods of bidding are endless! All of these concepts ensure that Gardiner Houlgate reach the truly global market, finding bidders all over the world and achieving the best possible prices. Sales are also regularly attended by national and international buyers as well as local collectors and enthusiasts. All of their sales are fully illustrated and can be viewed on their website (www. gardinerhoulgate.co.uk), public viewing days are held prior to each sale with an evening preview on the Monday of the sale week. Most recently in March this year they offered a fine selection of

Musical instruments with the sale netting £1 million. Included was the important keyboard collection belonging to the late Christopher Hogwood, an important conductor and player who sadly passed away last year, included was a fine clavichord by Johann Adolph Hass, Hamburg, 1761, which sold for £101,680 to an oversea bidder via the internet. The collection in total realising over £500,000. In the same sale, a guitar (illustrated) by the maker JeanBaptiste Voboam, Paris 1699 sold for a house record bid of £148,800 to a private European collector, proof again that pieces find their place and price when sold in specialist sale categories. With their friendly and helpful approach they offer a personal and efficient service. Entries are now being accepted for the forthcoming sales. They offer free valuation days including paintings every Monday 10am-5pm at the Corsham saleroom.

Trends in buying at auction have changed dramatically in recent years with the concept of live internet bidding, where bidders can watch and listen to the sale

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CARE FEATURE

Athelstan House

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n the outskirts of historic Malmesbury and named after the first King of England who is buried in Malmesbury Abbey, Athelstan House offers residential, nursing and day care in a modern and friendly environment. The light and spacious reception area, which greets you as you enter the home is reflected throughout in comfortable and homely living areas. We have a large room for parties and special events for our residents, while our smaller, cosier sitting rooms give more privacy for friends and family socialising. We hold a coffee morning every

Monday morning from 10.30 am and welcome new visitors to join in with our residents and have a chat about the home. FORTHCOMING EVENTS Saturday, 8 July from 2.00 pm onwards – Athelstan Summer Fete – many indoor and outdoor stalls, tombola, cream teas, produce and cake stall with music supplied by our favourite jazz singer – Neil Patterson. Saturday, 5 September from 10.30 am onwards – Craft Fair Coffee morning – come along and see our various craft stalls and sample our delicious cakes. To book an appointment or find out more about Athelstan House

please contact us on 0800 988 8133 or email enquiries@osjct. co.uk, alternatively drop by to one of our forthcoming events. For further information, please contact: Beverley Wilson Customer Relationship Advisor Tel: 07795 590373

Come along to our Coffee morning

Come and join us at Athelstan House, Priory Way, Burton Hill, Malmesbury for one of our coffee mornings that run every Monday from 10.30am. The Orders of St John Care Trust is consistently rated one of the UK’s best care providers in terms of care quality and runs 18 care centres in Wiltshire including Athelstan House. To find out more or to arrange an appointment to visit any of our homes, please contact 0800 988 8133 or enquiries@osjct.co.uk

Operated by not-for-profit charity The Orders of St John Care Trust • Registered Charity No. 1048355 • www.osjct.co.uk

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CARE FEATURE

Would you enjoy being a Befriender

for Age UK Wiltshire? Our volunteers really enjoy the contact, and this can vary from a chat in the client’s home, a trip out for a coffee, or going along to a local community event: it just depends on the people involved, like any relationship.

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he Befriending Service helps tackle social isolation by linking older people with local volunteers who will visit them regularly.

It is important to link people who will enjoy each other’s company and the Befriending Support Worker will match you carefully to ensure this happens.

Would you like to volunteer? Please contact one of the Befriending Team for a chat on Tel 01380 727767 We are also looking for telephone befrienders. If you are you a local business that would be happy to facilitate staff telephoning an isolated person in the community once a week, please get in touch.

Volunteers will receive training and ongoing support as well as travel expenses. All volunteers are subject to a free DBS check.

www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire 01380 727767

Cromwell House, 31 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1JG Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 9.00am – 4.00pm and Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm Registered Charity No 800912

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in brief...

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Free parking in town

almesbury Town Council and Malmesbury Town Team have launched free parking for two hours in the town’s Station Road Car Park from end of July. The two organisations have come together to subsidise Wiltshire Council's parking revenues for a 12 month trial. They hope the move will encourage shoppers, visitors and residents to make

more use of the Station Road Car Park and attract them to the town centre. A free ticket will be issued by the ticket machines and must still be displayed. Charges for longer periods will not change. Mayor, Cllr John Gundry, said "The Town Council welcomes the opportunity to subsidise parking for the benefit of the residents, workers, visitors

Local charity takes on

new challenges to help those in need

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EALS team of volunteers who support people in need in the community are expanding their work over the coming months. Highlight is the publication of a cookbook, written by nutritional expert Dr Eva Detko, who lives in Wiltshire. It will include recipes for meals which are nutritional, low cost and easily accessible for people of all abilities. Called the Healthy Eating & Life Skills Cook Book, it will offer starters, snacks, main meals and desserts which are weight loss friendly and suitable for those with allergies.

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The HEALS office in the High Street has also become home to a new credit union, catering for people in and around the town. It will be part of the North Wiltshire & Kennet Credit Union and the first time people in Malmesbury have had access to this type of service on their doorsteps. The aim is to offer safe lending for people in the community as well as encouraging saving, however little someone can afford to save. The team at HEALS will also be working with the Wiltshire Youth Service to see what can be done to provide a programme of activities for young people in and around the town. With severe funding cuts, these services have suffered www.alocallife.co.uk

and shopkeepers." Chair of Malmesbury Town Team, Gordon MacPherson, said “Research carried out in 2014 pointed to parking improvements as one of the key priorities. We hope free parking just a short distance from the town centre will help achieve our goal to increase footfall.” recently but there are moves afoot to do something about it. Initially, there will be a focus on young people of secondary school age but there is also a particular interest in supporting young adults with learning difficulties to prevent them becoming isolated. Volunteers are using cash raised from the ‘Spring to Easter’ appeal to support a garden project at the Swindon refuge, which offers safe haven to people in Malmesbury affected by domestic violence, and to support HEALS work with those of learning difficulties. Gavin Grant, chairman of HEALS Malmesbury, said: “It’s an exciting year for us as we expand our work in the community and form valuable partnerships with other organisations in and around the town. We hope that local businesses and families will continue to support us in all that we do to help those who are less fortunate in our own community.” Details can be found at www.healsmalmesbury.com


NEWS IN BRIEF

The ‘ELFs’

From left to right - Jackie Fursman, Chloe Thomas, Emma Fursman, Jane WilsonFursman

celebrate ten years of growth and success W

services, she decided to see if she could create a business.

Emma set up ELF sitters in Minety in 2005 after many years working as a sitter in the local area. At weekends she found she had so many enquiries for sitting

She said: “At weekends I had so many enquiries about my availability and the families were always asking if I knew anyone else that could come if I wasn’t free. This is where the idea for ELF sitters was born and the name

iltshire business woman Emma Fursman is celebrating ten years of her company ELF Sitters.

Handy hampers launched B

usiness partners Tara HeathArnold and Joanna Hellen have set up a new venture together H & H Hampers.

Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Joe Humphreys Memorial Trust. H & H Hampers are supporting her efforts.

They invited guests to a launch at Hill House, a Grade II listed property formerly home to the Duchess of Westminster in Wickwar recently

The charity aims to raise awareness of SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) as Ellie, who comes from Leicestershire, lost

for the company was easy – ELF are my initials.” Emma was soon joined by her sister Jackie, a qualified primary school teacher. Today the company has over 200 fully vetted and experienced ‘ELFs’ registered for evening babysitting. In addition to Malmesbury, the team also cover the rest of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath. In December last year, the 2000th family registered for our babysitting service. The team also now offers sitting services for events and weddings and began providing hotel childcare, Mobile Crèches and event nannies. Last year, the company also bought Tots of Fun, a soft play hire company for children’s parties. 01666 860171 / 07931 427300 www.elfsitters.co.uk

her friend Joe who collapsed and died at the age of 14 with no prior symptoms or warning. To find out more about Ellie Allen’s trek please visit her webpage: https://mydonate. bt.com/fundraisers/ellieallan2 and for more information on H&H Hampers visit www.handhhampers.com

Guests sampled homemade chocolate cake, jams, scones, savouries and all manner of delicious delights from the display of hampers displayed in rustic wheelbarrows. Also at the event was Ellie Allen, a teenager who at 17 years old is planning a trek to the summit of No3 Summer 2015

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NEWS IN BRIEFF

Local business expands Local sales and customer service company, Sales Coaching Solutions, has welcomed behaviour profile specialist Alex Elliott to their team. The company, based in Chippenham, is expanding the services it offers and founder Alison Edgar was recently chosen as one of the UK’s top 10 business advisers by Enterprise Nation’s Growth Voucher Business Advisers awards. To celebrate their expansion, Sales Coaching Solutions will give one free profile to a business with ten employees or more within a 20-miles radius of Chippenham. This offer is valid until end of March 2015. For details email info@ salescoachingsolutions.co.uk.

taking up offices in Malmesbury High Street. The company now has two further branch offices, in Cirencester and Corsham, employing 70 staff and delivering 1,230 hours of care per week.

The company offers social media marketing, management and training, direct mail and email marketing. To find out more visit www.indigolimemedia.co.uk

Yoga for men comes to town A new yoga class for men is taking place in Malmesbury Town Hall from March on a Thursday evening between 8pm and 9.30pm. Anyone interested can try one session free of charge to see if it’s for them. For details call 01453 834304.

Entrepreneur

starts new venture Angela Roberts, a Malmesbury based entrepreneur and founder of ladies fashion accessory business Glam Originals, has launched a new marketing services company, Indigo Lime Media, offering small businesses a range of services on a pay per project basis.

New pub opens with London chef at the helm The Crown Hotel in Marlborough has found a new lease of life with couple Eddie and Tessa Berisha at the helm. They’ve moved from London to Wiltshire to find a new life. After a period of closure, the pub reopened on March 6 with a menu made up of as much locally sourced produce as possible. Details can be found at www. thecrowninmarlborough.com

Care company celebrates 20th anniversary Civic Centre up for Sale The Beeches Homecare Services recently celebrated 20 years of delivering care to people in their own homes in the Malmesbury area. The Beeches was originally a residential home, owned and run by Catherine Barrett. In 1994 Tess Clark, Catherine’s daughter, started the domiciliary care branch from the attic, later 16

ROYAL Wootton Bassett’s 9th century civic centre in Station Road has been put up for sale on behalf of the town council. The 7,375sq ft building – used by local clubs and societies as well as for council business – has been offered up as a residential proposition, possibly six two-bedroomed flats and four one or twobedroomed houses. The council first announced its intention to sell the building in October 2013 as it’s no longer economically viable. www.alocallife.co.uk


BUSINESS FEATURE

Wiltshire entrepreneur Debbie Williams named

apprentice ambassador

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ebbie Williams, co-founder of one of Wiltshire’s most successful heating and plumbing businesses, has been appointed an Apprentice Ambassador by the national Skills Funding Agency. Debbie, who runs John Williams Heating Services in Chippenham with her husband John, was invited to take on the role as she’s always been passionately supportive of apprenticeships. The company works for households and businesses across Wiltshire and has a loyal client base in the Malmesbury area. She said: “I’m delighted to be asked to be an ambassador as it allows me to show how committed I am – and our business is – to supporting apprenticeships. We’ve been in business for over ten years and we’ve taken on apprentices since 2011. We strongly believe schools and employers should embrace apprenticeships more fully. It’s a fantastic route to a sustained and fulfilling career.” Debbie set up John Williams Heating Services Limited with her husband John more than ten years ago. John had been a heating engineer for another company for many years before that. Over the months, John’s workload grew and it became necessary to take on another engineer.

four are apprentices. They also have recently won Wiltshire Business Awards Apprentice Employer of the year 2014/15 This new role is just one development for the business in 2015. The company can now offer finance for high quality boilers as well as a new PATtesting service. Engineer Wayne Doman, is the lead engineer in offering this service to landlords, letting agencies and businesses in the Malmesbury area. Portable appliance testing or ‘PAT’ is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require any electrical equipment with the potential to cause injury must be maintained in a safe condition. Many businesses see it as best practice to regularly have their white goods inspected and tested. Last year the company won the award for Best Small Business and Business of the Year in the Enterprising Wiltshire awards. It’s also a Which? Trusted Trader and is registered with CheckATrade.com. RENEWABLES • PLUMBING • INSTALLATIONS

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after the half term break at the beginning of November. Work started in July last year following a celebratory turf cutting ceremony and since then part of the old campus has been demolished to make way for the new 9,200sq metre building.

New Campus Excitement is building at Wiltshire College as the new £21million Chippenham campus gets nearer to completion. In just over one months’ time, the ground floor of the Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Carpentry block will be handed over with students being able to start their practical workshops immediately. The remainder of the campus, which is being constructed by Willmott Dixon, will open

The new campus will be heated by ground source heat pumps with much of the electricity being provided via solar panels mounted on the roof. It also boasts an amphitheatre which is surrounded by the sports field. Work is currently underway on the car park, with the hard core from the former engineering block being reused for the foundations. State-of-the-art hair and beauty salons are being fitted out next week as well as the filling in of the pond. The new facilities will have the latest equipment and industry standard workshops for technical and professional study

in construction, engineering, motor vehicle, music, media, art, hair and beauty and IT. It will also support growth in apprenticeships, university level courses and army resettlement. Denise Lloyd who is the Director of Curriculum and Campus at Chippenham, said: “This is a monumental milestone for the college and will have such a positive impact on the learning experience for the students who deserve the best possible facilities to study in. “It is such an intelligent and inspiring piece of architecture and will support the innovative teaching and learning and growth in student numbers that will be taking place. “The recent Good rating from Ofsted will further support our journey to outstanding.” There is still time to join us! For a full list of courses available at Wiltshire College and to apply, visit www.wiltshire.ac.uk.

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UP CLOSE

TV presenter and farmer

Adam Henson

shares his stories with Wiltshire audience

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dam Henson, the 48-year-old presenter of popular BBC TV series Countryfile and Lambing Live, was in Wiltshire recently talking to a packed audience about his life as a farmer and a TV personality. He’d been invited to be guest speaker at an event organised by the Wiltshire Heights Care Home in Bradford on Avon and to support a new local charity – Hub@BA15 which aims to help those in need in the community. Guests queued outside in order to meet Adam, who works a 1,200-acre farm near Cheltenham – his farm is now famous for rare breeds and it’s open to the public as Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park – for more information see www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

Childhood Adam talked about having a privileged childhood brought up on a farm with his sister and being able to live a free and abundant life in rural Gloucestershire. However the ability to entertain also runs through the family as Adam’s grandfather Leslie Henson was a well known actor and comedian, especially during WW2, and his uncle Nicky Henson is also an accomplished actor. Adam was clearly most in awe of his father Joe, who only ever wanted to farm and who inspired him to do whatever he wished in life. Adam always knew, wherever life took him – he would always come home to be a farmer. “My dad was my hero and my mentor,” he said. “He was so No3 Summer 2015

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exciting and so entrepreneurial, he saw opportunities where others saw problems.” One of those opportunities was the drive to keep rare breeds of farm animals when they fell out of fashion, or didn’t suit the emerging farms where goods needed to be mass produced in the 1950s and 1960s. This vision means that today Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is the oldest of its kind in the UK – first opening its doors to the public in 1973. Adam went to local schools and then agricultural college before 19


UP CLOSE to the farm, its success is actually down to teamwork. He particularly singled out his friend and now business partner Duncan Andrews. Duncan and Adam studied together and went their separate ways but always stayed in touch. On a visit to Duncan – where Adam had arrived to sheer his own rare breed sheep – Adam asked Duncan if he would come into his farm to help him run the business side of things. Duncan did and later came into the business with Adam.

The farm park itself attracts over 100,000 visitors each year, has a restaurant and its own camping and caravan site. The caravan site has 40 grass pitches, 16 with electrical hook-up and costs from £14.35 a night. Visitors to the farm park, can many rare breeds and can interact with the animals from feeding through to handling new born chicks. Some of the animals have also been used in films including oxen in Braveheart and one of Adam’s rams was used in Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe.

“Adam’s partner who works herself in

television, suggested he applied for a position as a presenter on Countryfile, as the BBC were looking for new talent. He did – and got the job

Top to bottom: Joe Henson and son Adam with Oxen; Joe Henson and John Neave, 1971; artist drawing Joe Henson with horse

taking time to travel the world, partly funded by working on farms in different countries. He then came home to join the family business and became the third generation tenant farmer on land at Guiting Power, near Bourton on the Water. Adam now lives in the main farm house with his partner and their two children Ella, aged 16 and Alfie, 12. Today at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park Adam talked about the fact that although his name is attached 20

“One thing I’ve learned about the business is to surround yourself with those who complement you. They can see things you cannot see and together you can ensure the business grows,” Adam said. Today the farm has the most modern equipment available to ensure the farm is sustainable in the future and embraces conservation. The giant machinery used to harvest, plant and care for the land is all run via a satellite navigation system so that fertilisers are distributed efficiently, the make-up of the soil is mapped accurately and land is ploughed accurately ensuring fuel efficiency and cost savings. Some of the machinery costs £250,000 a unit. www.alocallife.co.uk

The Television Personality Adam told the audience how his own father Joe had often been featured on television so he grew up used to seeing a camera crew around the farm. Joe was a regular with Angela Rippon on a show called In The Country and he also appeared with Johnny Morris on Animal Magic. Then some years ago, Adam’s partner who works herself in television, suggested he applied for a position as a presenter on Countryfile, as the BBC were looking for new talent. He did – and got the job. Since then he’s travelled the country meeting interesting people and visiting beautiful places to find out about rural life across the UK. Now he


films largely at home with two self-shooting directors talking about day-to-day life and issues on the farm. More recently he became involved in Lambing Live with Kate Humble – an idea which Adam didn’t believe would ever catch on. He didn’t think watching lambing night after night would hold an audience. However the programme has proved immensely popular. Adam talked about loving his work in television and singled out John Craven and Kate Humble for particular praise. John Craven for being a genuine, professional presenter who told life ‘as it was’ during a difficult time for farming when the industry was besieged by problems such as the ‘egg crisis’ and ‘foot and mouth’. Kate Humble, Adam said, was the queen of live television, able to move seamlessly from shot to shot even if everything was being filmed in real time. As for the future of farming, Adam said he believed farming was now on the crest of a wave and should be positive about the future. He talked of wanting to encourage young people into the industry - even if, like him, it might not be possible to actually buy a farm or own land. He said people’s growing need to know

the history of the food they eat, the ethics of how animals are treated and the movement towards more locally produced and sourced food – all made it an exciting time to be part of the farming industry. Adam has also written his first book – My Life on the Land – which is available online or in the shops - http://amzn.to/1ElldXA

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FOOD & DRINK

2016 wedding packages out. Of course this is my home, I grew up here from a very young age but I had not appreciated how much work went into running a hotel. We’re both loving it.”

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amily-run country house hotel The Pear Tree in Purton has launched its wedding packages for next year – offering a special 2016 wedding for £2,016.

For 2016, Alix is offering a special wedding deal for those who want a bespoke and smaller event. For £2,016 a wedding can be booked for up to 25 people. This will include room hire for ceremony, two glasses of wine at the drinks reception, three course meal, half a bottle of wine per person and glass of sparkling wine for the toast. It will also include an overnight stay for the wedding couple, red carpet for ceremony, menus, place cards, cake stand and cake knife.

The hotel, which was formerly the village’s rectory, has been run by the Young family since the mid 1980s. In recent months, the running of the hotel has been taken over by Alix Young and her husband Tim Baldwin. Former owner Francis Young has retired and moved overseas while Alix’s mum Anne is still managing director in the business and oversees the gardens, grounds and vineyard.

Alix said: “We don’t cater for larger weddings or evening events. We are very good at catering for those people who want a smaller wedding or celebration in a luxurious setting with good food and friends around them. Sometimes it’s a second marriage, a blessing or someone who needs to get married at the last minute such as a military couple or someone who’s suddenly got a job far away.”

Alix said: “This is an exciting period for The Pear Tree, Tim and I have spent just over a year finding our feet and getting to know the hotel business inside and

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Farmers’ Market returns A

new Malmesbury Artisan and Farmers Market has returned to the Market Cross every Friday between 9am and 3pm. The market has been the work of Malmesbury’s Town team and it’s hoped the weekly event will help to connect people and traders in the town’s rural economy. On offer is an array of local, fresh, organic and artisan products. Initially there will be ten stalls with the potential to grow to 15 and beyond. The market was officially opened by Mayor John Gundry on Friday 31 July. 22

Cllr Gundry said: “I fully support any initiative, such as this, to bring more people into our town centre and increase trade. I will myself be a regular customer.” For details visit www. malmesburytownteam. co.uk or email info@ malmesburytownteam. co.uk

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FOOD & DRINK

The Benefits of

Green Tea

The Radnor Arms

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reen tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years to treat everything from headaches to depression. Drinking Green tea is thought to boost weight loss, reduce cholesterol, combat cardiovascular disease, prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The leaves are processed in such a way that supposedly leaves them richer in antioxidants. Green tea contains B vitamins, folate (naturally occurring folic acid), manganese, potassium, magnesium, caffeine and other antioxidants (notably catechins). All types of tea (green, black and oolong) are produced from the Camellia sinensis plant using different methods. Fresh leaves from the plant are steamed to produce green tea, while the leaves of black tea and oolong involve fermentation. The evidence supporting the magical properties of Green Tea is fairly inconclusive but there’s definitely less calories than in a cup of Green Tea than a latte, and less caffeine than a cup of tea. Green tea is a low calorie refreshing hot drink that definitely won’t do you any harm. What’s not to love?

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RECIPE

pizza Makes 1 BIG pizza Tip

“There is nothing like good pizza. I find that the best ones tend to

be the simplest, with not too many ingredients on top, and a good tomato passata as the base. When making a pizza it’s important to be sure that it cooks from the bottom as well as on top. A hot pizza stone helps with this, or you can use a heated baking sheet. If you don’t do this you will have uncooked dough with a soggy base.

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4. Knock back the dough, then let it rise again for a further 40 minutes.

1 hour, plus rising 1. For stage 1 of the dough, put the flour and yeast into a large bowl and mix in the water. Leave in a warm place (35–40°C) for 15–20 minutes until frothy. 2. Add all the ingredients for stage 2 and mix together to a dough using a wooden spoon and then your hands. Turn out on to a floured surface and knead for 10–15 minutes to develop the elasticity of the dough..5 3. Shape the dough into a ball and rub with olive oil to prevent a crust from forming. Place in a clean bowl, cover the bowl with a towel and leave the dough to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour until doubled in size.

5. When you are ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 250°C, and put a pizza stone or a large baking sheet in to heat. Turn the dough on to a lightly floured work surface and roll out into a rough rectangle or other shape that is about 2cm thick. Lift on to a large, semolina-dusted baking sheet. 6. For the topping, spread the passata evenly over the pizza base to within 1cm of the edge. Add the remaining topping ingredients, scattering them evenly, then drizzle the olive oil over all. 7. Slide the pizza on to the hot baking stone or baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5–7 minutes. Serve hot.

INGREDIENTS For the dough stage 1 30g type 00 flour 2 tsp dried yeast 60ml lukewarm water

For the dough stage 2

200g type 00 flour, plus extra for dusting ½ tsp salt 120ml lukewarm water 1 tbsp milk 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing semolina, for the baking sheet

For the topping

200ml tomato passata 3 slices prosciutto di Parma, torn into strips 2 x 150g balls buffalo mozzarella, torn into pieces 150g Datterini or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 tbsp oregano leaves 75g pitted black olives, preferably Taggiasche 50ml extra virgin olive oil

Simply Italian Master chef, Theo Randall has some serious culinary credentials to his name – including Chez Max in London, Alice Waters in San Francisco and his 10 years as Head Chef at the River Cafe. These were the perfect springboard for his own restaurant “Theo Randall at the InterContinental Park Lane” which has won numerous awards including Best Italian Restaurant of the The Year from the London Restaurant Awards. We can try out his lovely recipes to be found in his “My Simple Italian (2015)” or “PASTA (2006)” or even right here in your “AlocalLife”. Extracted from My Simple Italian by Theo Randall (Ebury Press, £25) photography by Martin Poole is available from all good book shops or www.theorandall.com No3 Summer 2015

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HEALTH & FITNESS

It’s Tee-Time

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hippenham Golf Centre welcomes you to a Golf Driving Range at Tiddleywink close to Chippenham, set in the heart of the rural countryside of Wiltshire. Our facilities are smart, modern and our welcoming and Professional staff are here to help and advise you. The Centre is easily accessible, between the A420 Chippenham/ Bristol Road and the village of Yatton Keynell with its local shop and pubs and it’s just a 10 minute drive from Junction 17 of the M4. Our aim is to provide you with an excellent and enjoyable opportunity to practice both your long game and your short game and our PGA qualified professionals can offer you individual or group lessons. We also have a fully stocked professional golf shop, with demo clubs available to try.

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For your short game Our nine hole Par 3 Short Golf Course is perfect for improving your short game with distances ranging from 55 to 102 yards. We have an area adjacent to the bays, with a chipping green and bunker which enable you to practice your short game off the grass. We also have a nine hole putting green near the short game area ideal for practicing the most challenging part of the game! Tuition one to one, group ladies and juniors. We offer PGA Pro Golf Tuition and our next Beginner Group lessons are set for Saturday 4th July.

During this £34 four week course you will gain a basic understanding of the main fundamentals of the golf swing (grip, set-up and swing) in a 4 x 1 hour class format and there will be a maximum 8 people per PGA professional with all your equipment provided. Peter Hancox is our Head Professional and he has over 30 years coaching experience teaching people from all walks of life, ages and abilities. Lessons can be tailored to your individual needs, whether you wish to learn the basics, or fine-tune a specific aspect of your game. He prides his teaching on being friendly and enjoyable, whilst maintaining a structured lesson to achieve your goals.

For your long game We have a 300 Yard Golf Range with 26 flood-lit bays. They’ve been fully refurbished to provide a state-of-the-art golfing facility. The range has distance markers, targets and bunkers. We pride ourselves on using only the

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BUSINESS

An invitation out of d’Azur:

Moultons in Monaco!

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Nite riders We were asked to take part in an inaugural event there, the NiteRace, which covered 30 laps on a section of the Monaco Formula 1 race track. Many local residents, charity-minded, or yacht involved cyclists took part and we invited a father and son team, Steve (55) and Zeb Kyffin (17) to bring their Moulton bikes down from Newcastle to take part. They performed impressively, lining up alongside 100 big-wheeled racing bikes. Zeb has only just become a category 3 cyclist, but he cycled his heart out and was only ever overtaken by the Pro-rider on the race. His father was only 5 seconds a lap slower than him and together they did a fantastic job flying the flag! The prize-goody bag given to every participant included free tickets to the LikeBike show (featuring unique bicycles from around the world) held the following weekend, so many visiting us on the stand already knew from personal experience just how fast a Moulton can be ridden! The LikeBike show took place at the prime Monaco waterfront location, the Grimaldi Forum. Prince Albert of Monaco made a kind and supportive video-taped message for us all, welcoming us to these inaugural cycling events held in the Principality.

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ometimes it’s important for us here at Moulton Bicycles to go further afield to show our unique bicycles to a wider audience. Hand-built here in the heart of Bradford on Avon it’s a pleasure to see our bicycles being ridden at new events and in April we were happy to accept an out-of-the-blue invitation from Monaco.

many visiting us on the “stand knew from experience

just how fast a Moulton can be ridden!

As icing on the cake, we were also allowed to have a stainless steel Moulton on show for ten days at the Monaco Yacht Club, which was a rare coup and kind gesture on the Club's part. At the same time, Tomo-san, our friend from Cyclograph magazine took photos and video of the Kyffins both racing and touring on Moultons, which hopefully will feature in pages of a popular Japanese cycling magazine, another way of spreading the word about Bradford on Avon’s Moulton bicycles far and wide!

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