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May 2013

Issue No. 89

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Editors Letter…..

The Sun is shining, its spring at last!! We can get out and start sorting out the gardens. Why not visit Sunnybank our local garden centre for some inspiration. They also have a lovely Café on sight that I have been to many times and the food is always excellent. Maize Maze are now open all year round and have introduced the Boston Park Tea Rooms this year serving home made cakes, hot and cold drinks, light meals and ice-cream. Perfect for a day out with your children. Also, the ‘What’s On’ page this month is full of local fundraising events to which everyone is welcome. There’s a Table Top sale, Fashion show, Coffee mornings, a Rock and Roll night and more. There’s plenty to do for all ages. Keep sending me your event details, the deadline for the June issue is Wednesday 15th May.

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Stephen Gay was the star speaker at the April meeting of the Society. Despite the meeting being held on the Tuesday at the end of the Easter break, there was a larger than usual attendance to listen and view Stephen's presentation on "The Lost Railway of Woodhead'. As usual with Stephen, we had a factual presentation enlivened by anecdotes and poems, not to mention the magnificent photographs used to illustrate the talk. The pictures were particularly interesting, not only for their content, but because they were all from 35mm photographic slides, not the digital photographs of current fashion. Despite, or is it because of this, they were really well executed, and supplemented the talk beautifully. The May meeting of the Society will be on Tuesday 7 May at Hatfield Woodhouse Working Men's Club commencing at 7-30 when we will be having a plant sale. Plants are donated by members and friends for sale in aid of the Society. All are welcome to come along and we hope that you will find the perfect plant for that bare spot of soil somewhere in your garden.

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Tuesday the 19th March for Amelia a student who is going to Kenya in 2014 working within environmental conservation in a Rural district. A fantastic £600 was raised during the evening of entertainment and a big, big thank you to Dehlia ( Landlady of the Blue Bell ) ! Not only did she allow us the use of the establishment but also put on a Buffet for free for around 95 attendee's. Also a thank-you goes out to all those that supported the evening. PLEASE ! Look out for the next fund-raising for the same project that 20 students from the AshHill Academy are undertaking. Hoping for your continued support, Gordon.


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Stars in the Making! On 23rd and 24th March 2013 thirty eight local children, ranging from the ages four to fourteen, performed to full houses their production of Poptastic! The Musical accompanied by The Little Muncher. They were all wonderful and all gave 100% to give an excellent performance that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who watched it. Well done to you all. Also, many thanks to the adults who volunteered their time and energy to make this experience special for our children, helping with: front of house; stage management; props and scenery; sound and lights; photography. All profits made from ticket sales have bought more equipment for Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall Stage. You are all stars!! (Photography by Nick Ashton)


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Hello! Everyone has enjoyed the Easter holidays, although the weather wasn’t perfect, it is starting to get better now. Anyway, we’re happy to back at school (although we are quite tired and we’ve not got used to doing lots of work yet), but here are some of the things that we’ve been up to before the holidays. Last term we raised money for Comic Relief to support charities in the UK and Africa. We learnt about how children lives differ from our own, and how our money can help others to have a good life. To celebrate the day, staff and children came to school with crazy hair! Joe in Year 6 turned his hair into a bird’s nest! On the last day of school we had the Easter disco which most of the school went to. We had some amazing DJ’s, dancers and hot dogs. Even the teachers had a dance. We raised an impressive amount of money which will go into the PTA fund. The Easter egg competition was a big success. When we finished decorating our eggs, we had loads of different colourful, creative eggs and the PTA found it very hard but eventually announced a winner from each class. So what have the different classes been doing? FS2’s new topic is ‘Can We Explore It?’ and, as part of that, they will be taking adventures around Hatfield Woodhouse and making treasure maps. They will also be hiding messages under stones for people to find. They are planning a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The Year 1 children have been diving deep - literally! They’ve been going to the Thorne Swimming Pool and learning life safety in the water. The children said ‘It was really fun! We learnt how to float with a plastic bottle!’. They are also studying Africa, Handa’s Surprise, tie die, making Masai necklaces and doing some African cooking, which they will be making into a cookbook. Year 2 are looking at mini-beasts this terms and they have real snails in their classroom! They are also going to the Butterfly House on a visit. Year 3 are studying Romans and will be having a Roman day filled with Roman activities. They also have a new teacher- Mrs Hannan, from Year 4. Year 4 will be studying ‘Wild Wood’ and habitats based on that topic. They will also be studying food chains and ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde. They also have a new teacher to replace Mrs Hannan, Miss Goacher; we welcome her to the school with open arms. Year 5 continued to work with our friends at Croda, travelling to their labs in Cowick. The children presented ideas for a new potion in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style format. The winning team were Hannah, William, Sam, Joe, Teddy and Luke. They presented an idea for their product ‘Exploding Sparkles’, which really impressed the ‘dragons’. The children had a great time and were able to extend their


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science, presentation, communication and literacy skills. Thank you to Croda for all their support. Year 6 have been very busy! At the end of last term, Year 6 travelled into Doncaster to visit the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. We took part in the ‘Sculpture – not so hard’ workshop and were able to create our own pieces, as well as seeing the current Paola McClure exhibition ’Sparkle and Spin’. We also took part in the Ash Hill Academy dance festival dance competition, creating a street dance inspired routine to represent the school. Also, as part of our 'What a Wonderful World' topic, Year 6 were visited by local musician, Janet Wood. Janet works with DART (Doncaster Community Arts), as a resident artist. She has travelled all over the world and was able to share her knowledge and experiences of music and culture with us. As part of the event, we learnt how to say 'Hello' is several languages! We also learnt traditional songs, had a chance to role play (with costumes!) and hear stories from around the world. Thanks to the PTA for their support! This week, Year 6 have been to Rotherham to take part in the Crucial Crew! We learnt about house fires, the police, courts, running away from home, first aid and road safety. We did all of this on a street set so we did some acting so we learnt lots but it was also really fun. We still have many more events planned, so we look forward to writing our next article, full of the fun stuff happening! Eleanor, Finlay, Lydia and Thea.

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It’s a small world sometimes…..

As the saying goes ‘it’s a small world’ so those who are tempted to upset, offend or annoy others should be mindful. I was tempted to remind a rather portly gentlemen of this in Sainsbury’s the other day after he thought it necessary to let off a rather smelly trump just as he was about to leave the checkout area. Not only did I walk into a pungent wall made up of his decomposing lunch but it left me feeling rather self-conscious as I would be labelled at the culprit by those around me. I had to resist the temptation to bellow after him that if he was a real man then he would admit to his heinous crime rather than rely on a case of mistaken identity. This reminded me of another true story that springs to mind when I feel the need to remind people of just how small our tiny piece of the universe is. In 1989 I was re-taking my O-Levels at Doncaster College, working part time behind the bar at the Ponderosa Country Club in order to be able to join my mates for a few pints at the weekend. One March afternoon I returned from college to find my mum had been listening to the radio and had heard that the Camp America organisation would be recruiting English students in Manchester later that week. Basically, Camp America would be looking for young people keen on working alongside other Europeans in roles ranging from lifeguards, sports coaches, camp counsellors (looking after groups of young Americans), cleaners, maintenance staff and, if you were that way inclined, cooks. And so, later that week, I was dispatched with £20 from mum with the dream of becoming the UK’s best football export since ‘dubbin’. Needless to say I returned later that same day having gained a post of a maintenance operative at a summer camp in the state of New York. Alas, there was to be no prancing around the fields of the Big Apple with my shirt off, bragging to ignorant Americans that I once had trials for Leeds United. Let’s just say that I quickly realised the limitations of my CV which at that time read “being sub for the Bay Horse 2ndXI”, even though they only had one team at the time. Over the next few months I concentrated on getting my passport - which was no easy task given the state of the industrial relations at that time but luckily I found myself in similar company in that I was not the only young Doncaster student sweating over his transit. It transpired that Warren, from Doncaster College and who hailed from Sprotborough, was also due to undertake Camp America and had found himself in the same boat. We quickly realised we were due to fly out on the same day and on the same flight and so as the departure quickly arrived we arranged to travel to Liverpool and pick up our passports in person as we had heard that this was possible and would ensure that our summer dreams would not be dashed. We arrived on a chilly May evening complete with sleeping bags, thermos and a determination to see the mission through. At 4pm the following day, after an overnight pavement camp, we departed complete with our passports and safe in the knowledge that we were now all systems go. The big day arrived and we travelled down to Heathrow like giddy school kids, finding ourselves a mere three seats apart on the plane. After a bumpy flight we arrived late at night to be picked up and transported to a hotel where the next day we would be inducted, given our travel instructions and wished the best of luck by our new employers. At the hotel we were assigned three to a room and once again I found myself sharing with my fellow Doncastrian as well as a dodgy looking geezer from Chelmsford. At this point we were both starving and decided to head off into the hotel lobby to locate some supper. Unfortunately I hadn’t got a dime to call my own, possessing only travellers cheques (that old chestnut I hear you say). Warren, being a kind soul, happily lent me $10 in order for me to fill my stomach, with me promising to give it back as soon as I had some US money. The following morning we met in a huge hall for breakfast and to be inducted into the organisation and given our travel instructions to our respective summer camps. All processes complete I shook Warren’s hand and wished him luck as he headed off towards the Pennsylvanian countryside and I trotted excitedly to up-state New York, completely forgetting that I was indebted to my friend to the sum of $10. The summer came and went each of us completely ignorant of each other’s progress as this was


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part of the time before mobiles and Facebook. I had a fabulous time, made some life-long mates, fell in love with a Dutch girl and above all else always thanked mum for giving me such a life-changing opportunity. After camp I set off on my planned travels to see some of this vast but impressive country. I had a route, agenda and inventory of things that needed to be seen. As I was largely an ignorant young soul I quickly realised that travelling on your own didn’t come cheap and soon I began to realise that my money was running out quicker than a Scunthorpe United fan when their side are 4-0 down with 10 minutes to go. Eventually, three weeks later I found myself stranded at Daytona Youth Hostel, sharing a dorm with 14 Germans and with only $30 to my name until I could catch my coach back to my summer camp home two days on. I was sat in the hostel lobby whiling the hours away watching US trash TV and mused over how best to spend my remaining cash to eat and survive the gruelling 48-hour coach journey that lay ahead. At this point my eyes were drawn to some new hostel arrivals, one of which turned out to be none other than my mate Warren. After much amazement, handshaking, back slapping and catching up over how our respective camp experiences had been Warren very sincerely asked if by any chance I had that $10 that I owed him. Needless to say I smiled and did the decent thing even though I knew that deep down this meant I would be surviving on bread and jam on my epic journey that lay ahead of me. As I departed from the Daytona Greyhound coach station I gave myself a wry smile that there must be 250 million people living in the US its size in sq km must be, 3, 700,000, there are thousands of towns and cities and I was in debt to just one person just my luck that he had to walk into my life at that very point. The world is indeed a small place, it’s even smaller when you owe someone money. I will keep shopping in Sainsbury’s in the hope that one day as I stroll down the frozen food aisle or maybe the household products section, a rather portly chap will suddenly realise that his nose twinge is me getting my own back. PW – AKA The Difference

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RESSURECTION ROCKS!!! Welcome to this months catch-up about the goings on at Travis St Lawrence. You would think Easter is all about Bunnies and Eggs…WRONG! It is far more exciting than that…Easter is about the miracle of Jesus and the celebration of his resurrection. As a church school, Easter is one of our main celebrations; therefore we have been learning a new Easter Service titled “Resurrection Rock”. The ‘Resurrection Rock’ is the Easter story but as a musical. It even has its own song named after it’s title and it needed lots of actors. Jamie said “this production has been far more exciting than a normal Easter Service”. The reporters have been interviewing some of the actors. When I was asked to be Jesus, I felt surprised because I auditioned to be Mary but never dreamed of being Jesus. I enjoyed performing the songs and my favourite solo was “This is my body”. As Jesus I had to act out the whole Easter story from the Passover feast to the resurrection, I even had be crucified (well not for real!)!!!!! My nana came to watch and she said that I did really well and that she was proud of me. The clothing I had to wear was a simple, white material however when I was on the cross, I changed into a red robe. I thought the whole performance was really good especially the powerful songs. Ellie Pontius Pilot We are interviewing Amelia for her part as “Pontius Pilot” which she played for the Easter concert. Amelia said – “I enjoyed the Resurrection Rock because I loved the solo that I played called “Crucify Him” which was all about crucifying Jesus as part of our Easter service .My favourite song was …RESURRECTION ROCK (obviously)! It was SCARY!” Amy, Lauren and a little help from Amelia!!! The Easter service characters. Abigail played the character of Roman soldier and when we interviewed her, she said “I was exited and so scared”. I played Judas, when I found out I was him, I said “YES I would love to” but when I went up on stage I was so scared that I was saying to my self “Oh no!!” Taylor Peter was played by Luke who is currently in Year 6. I interviewed him just after the concert and he said “I thought I did very well to sing in the service. One song was with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the other was a solo.” Jake The Songs. In our service, we had many new songs such as “This is my body” which was performed by Ellie who played Jesus. She sang beautifully clear. Caleb’s favourite song was “Resurrection Rock” because he liked the lively tune and the words. Gracie’s song was “Sweet Jesus” which everyone found it hard not to cry to. Adriana performed this song as Mary. All the songs were new and Mrs Teasdale, our music teacher, introduced them to us. Mrs Teasdale said “I thought it was wonderful and I was nervous whilst playing the piano”. We enjoyed practicing them and performing them in front of the audience. Mrs Brownhill shared “I was very proud of everybody taking part and singing so beautifully. It was a brilliant start to our Easter celebrations. We would like to thank Mrs Teasdale for all her hard work and we hope she enjoyed it as much as we all did.” We hope that your Easter…..rocked! Caleb and Gracie Lower School Easter Festival The children from lower school went to church on Thursday morning for our Easter festival. Some people were narrators telling the Easter story and some people did signing when we sang our Easter song called ‘I the Lord of sea and sky’. The children who weren’t narrators sang the songs. In the song ‘Look here comes Jesus’ we waved palm leaves because it is what they did when Jesus entered Jerusalem to welcome him. Tyler said “it was fantastic because of all the singing and my favourite one was ‘Our God is a great big God’.” Milly said “my favourite part was the song where the children waved the palm leaves because I had a palm leaf to wave and enjoyed waving it.” Miss Boyce said “All the children were amazing! They sang beautifully and read their words very clearly.” Happy Easter! Tyler and Milly


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Thorne Camera Club

Once, some years ago, there was a very active Camera Club in this area, based in Thorne. David and Lynda Ulyett, keen photographers and members of similar clubs some distance away, thought it would be a good idea to reform the old Thorne Camera Club. Advertising was organised by leaflets, posters and local radio. David was even interviewed by Peter Lee, TMCR station manager. The response was better than hoped and expected, with 21 people turning up to the opening meeting! People from Thorne and the surrounding areas with an interest in photography chatted about cameras, asked for help with problems and were shown cameras and photographs, some dating back nearly 80 years. It was a far cry then to the modern digital cameras most people own today. But this is a club for the 21st century, with its own Facebook and Flickr accounts, members adding their images to their albums and having a go at a manipulation exercise online. Between meetings members keep in touch by email. There is such a range of expertise that members are learning from each other, with even the younger members showing how photography is moving forward in the digital age. There is great enthusiasm for the new club, continuing on from that opening meeting, with regular meetings and lots of new members going along. A programme of events includes portrait work, use of software, visiting speakers, some fun competitions, and of course, outings with cameras, and perhaps most importantly of all, looking at, enjoying, appraising each others images, whatever their favourite subject might be. Some members are beginners, just learning what their cameras will do, others have been interested in photography for years and are experienced photographers. There's something for everyone at this very friendly club. Meetings take place at the Old People's Centre on Church Street in Thorne, and through May will be held at 7.30 on Friday evenings. In the summer months there are outings planned instead of regular meetings, although members will be contacted occasionally when an evening meeting is arranged. Some outings will be local, on foot, by bus or car, others further afield by coach, depending on where members wish to go. In September, regular evening meetings will be arranged again, with the same mix of practical, tutorial, workshops, speakers, competitions and email activity that has been enjoyed so far, with new ideas from members integrated into the programme. This is their club, after all, and it could be yours too, if you go along and join . More details are available by telephone on 07970895809 or be emailing Lynda Ulyett Secretary


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Saturday May 18th 2013 – Windsor Day Trip Saturday September 21st 2013 – London Day Trip. Both are £25 – contact Julie Parker 01302 883478 for further details – seats are limited and we pick up from Edenthorpe via Hatfield Woodhouse to Thorne. Coronation Summer Fayre Saturday 1st June 2013 10-2pm Lunches served from 12 noon. Cake, Preserves, Cards Raffle Tombola & Refreshments. Make your own Crown competition entries to be staged before 10.30am

Dropasize is a self help diet group which runs every Friday morning at 10.30am. Come along and discuss what helps you to drop a size. Bring a healthy snack bar or a piece of fruit for the raffle! For more details please contact 01302 842064. Pre-school Story Time is now on a Monday morning (term time only). We have a themed activity with stories for the tots. May Holidays Children’s Activity this year will be " Meet the Grass Family ". Tickets are available from the library and the event will be held on Thursday 30th at 2.00pm. Our Evening Readers' Group are currently reading "The Island " by Victoria Hislop . The book is available for collection now. Join our monthly discussions on Thursday evenings at 5.30pm and express your passion for books with us. The next meeting will be held on 30th April. Hatfield Library will be holding a coffee morning in Aid of Kieron Woods trip to Kenya through Camp International Hatfield Academy on Saturday 18th May. There will be a variety of stalls and activities between 10.3012.30. All are welcome. Using our digital library is easy; all you need is internet access and a library card to log onto the digital library website at Titles can be loaned for up to three weeks after which they will automatically return themselves, so there is no risk of incurring late fees! Browse the available titles adding your selections to your cart, and then at checkout click. "Download". Once you have downloaded your selection you can transfer them to a variety of mobile devices such as iPods, iPads and (sorry) eReaders. Have a go- its fun and free!!! The Little Book of Purple Vouchers are on sale at the library. They offer £6,000 worth of savings but all for just £20.00. These vouchers have various discounts for local restaurants, hair and beauty salons, hotels, theme parks and much more. Fantastic value.


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Project 2000 Alzheimers Project 2000 Guide Dogs for the Blind

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Rev Keith Jump – Communion Mr David Hepworth Mrs J Reasbeck Rev William Wallbank


HATFIELD CAMERA CLUB 2013 We meet every Tuesday evening at the Ash Hill Academy 7pm till 9pm (enter by the side entrance) On Sunday the 2nd of June (10-2pm) at the Hatfield woodhouse village hall we are holding a TABLE TOP SALE to raise funds for the Kenya trip. Table’s cost £10 and refreshments are available. Contact no. 01302 351203 L.Rosbottom


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THE FRIENDS OF HATFIELD CHURCH BUILDING TRUST. We are currently having a Costume Jewellery Collection (no time limit). We've found a company that recycles old costume jewellery, odd ear-rings, broken watches, etc & then donates the proceeds to Charity so if you have any of the above that you don’t use or want anymore please re-direct it our way. We will post it off for you or give you a freepost envelope. Please ring Anne on 840556 or Katrina on 888612 for envelopes or to arrange collection or call at Gibson's Newsagent's, Hatfield to pick up an envelope. Bingo Evening at the Barn, Hatfield on Mon 3rd June at 7pm, tickets are £3, include light refreshments & are available from Janet on 849377 or pay at the door. Coffee Morning at the Barn on Sat 15th June 10-12pm with home made cakes, Tombola & raffle. Coach Trip to The National Memorial Arboretum & free time in Lichfield afterwards on Mon 17th June. Tickets are only £10, from Janet 849377. *The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial (*Quote from the website).

Fashion Show / Sale Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall Friday 7th June doors open 7pm for show at 7.30pm £3.00 Proceeds to

Clic Sargent BUDDHIST MEDITATION/ STUDY GROUP. Meets every Tuesday 7-9pm. Everyone Welcome. Gomde, Lindholme Hall, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster. DN7 6DT. Web site: www, Tel: 01302 842 503 for more information.

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Tickets Available from Colin & Elaine Hepworth 01302 840437 All Items available for purchase on the night Cash - Credit / Debit Card S D Fashion Show Ltd - Nottingham

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Ash Hill Academy

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Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

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Dunsville Community Centre

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Richardson Accountancy Limited, Hatfield 07891481446

Hatfield Library

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Hatfield Woodhouse Methodist Church

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Lite Bite. Catering for all occasions/ 01302 782630 Novelty cakes. Lynsey Chambers 07779 715898

Dunsville Medical Centre

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary

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NHS Direct

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Clouds Community Counselling, Free Client Line Confidential Counselling Service 07962 907053

Weldricks late night pharmacy

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Thorne Rural Lions

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Jessie Credland Foot Clinic 31 High Street Hatfield

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Lisa’s Toning & Tanning Studio,

01302 845633

The Willows Dental Practice

01427 872106

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Home & Garden Blind Ideas, High Street, Hatfield

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Sunnybank Garden Centre, Hatfield Woodhouse

01302 842954

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Locksmith Total Lock Services, Hatfield

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Security Complete Fire and Security Systems Ltd Auckley

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Services / Trades A.E.S. Tiling (ceramic floor & wall tiling) Dunsville

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C M Developments (Yorkshire) Ltd Building Services

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Dean Brown Joinery, Hatfield,

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E P G Roofing

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Holgate’s Home Improvements and Maintenance

07456 524004

Longstaff Electrical Services, Hatfield, 07902 008118

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Martin Johnson Plumbing & Heating Repairs, Hatfield

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P.Woods Builder All General Building Work

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Steve Blunt Electrical Contractor 07900188126

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Tel: 01302 843364 Kissimmee Florida 3 bed, 2 bath bungalow on a gated residential community with 24 hour Security 3 pools, gym, Jacuzzi & tennis courts on complex. Ideal location for all theme parks (Disney 15mins)

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