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LOCAL PLACES The River Hodder RECIPE Blackcurrent & Chocolate Layer LOCAL BUSINESS Paper Gallery EATING OUT Greaves Park WINE Taste of the Med GARDENS Halton Garden Safari LOCAL FOOD & DRINK Changing lives with coffee


Home, Fathers Day, Ladies Fashion, Jewellery & Children

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We are immenselyy proud of our food with extensive use of local suppliers. All our Beef, pork and lamb is bred in Lancashire & Cumbria with full traceability. Most of our summer herbs and salad items are grown in our rooftop herb and salad garden and our eggs are always free range.




Award winning stylishly furnished 18th century inn set on the River Lune, Riverside restaurant and pub with letting rooms. Selected wines and ales, fresh food, live music and a bit of local history. New scrumptious spring menu, using locally sourced produce.

Call 01524 846 094 to make a reservation like us on 27 St. Georges Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RD - Free parking behind Maritime musuem

THE MILL’S WEDDING FAYRE 23 JULY Come along and meet a whole host of local suppliers for all your wedding needs. The Mill offers up the perfect venue for your countryside wedding. Refurbished in a modern country house style, the Mill is nestled on the towpath of the canal with the Bowland fells providing a beautiful and stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. We are licenced for civil ceremonies and can cater for up to 120 guests.




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GARDENS NATURE Halton Garden Safari Fairfield Accosiation LOCAL FOOD & DRINK NORTH LANCASHIRE Changing lives with coffee A hotspot for Hares


RECIPE Home, Fathers Day, Gill’s Ginger Cookies Ladies Fashion, Jewellery & For Children LOCAL WALK Ogden Resevoir C e l e ACTIVITY brating ever y thing local in and around the Lancaster District FAMILY Orienteering Event

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LOCAL EVENTS Stargazing in the North West HOME Choosing your staircase PROPERTY Ban on administration fees

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Welcome to the Lancaster District It is official, the month of June brings the summer, hopefully it will also bring out the blue sky and sunshine, there are so many events on all over the district, beautiful towns and villages to visit and many walks in the Lancashire countryside to be had, and thats not even mentioning the walks on the beach, Pimms & refreshments being served all over the district, summer evenings sitting outside at your local pub, music and shows, fetes and concerts, here in the Lancaster District, we really have it all. At the heart of the district are those people that really make a difference, we introduce those people and businesses in the magazine, we showcase the very best of the districts products & services. This edition we have 5 SHOP LOCAL guides, HOME & GARDEN, LADIES FASHION, FATHERS DAY GIFTS, KIDS AND JEWELLERY, over 70 products that you can buy locally, so lets all do our bit and support local.


Adverts start from £35 + VAT a month, reaching 35,000 people all over the Lancaster District, from Kendal to Garstang and Ingleton to Morecambe. Business Development Manager John Mason 07770 640 261

Our website has over 80 events listed in the local area just in June & July, if you want to find out what is happening go to www. You can submit an event onto the website for FREE online.

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Our family run company specialises in the import and retail of beautiful stone and porcelain tiles for the home. We are one of the largest stockists of stone tiles in the North West of England and have a well appointed showroom which exhibits our full range of limestones, flagstones, marbles, porcelain tiles, wood flooring and lighting.


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LANCASTER DISTRICT MAGAZINE 11 Home - Great brands at great prices - MJ Bird 12 SHOP LOCAL - Home & Garden 18 Home electricals - Local shopping - Robinsons Electric 22 Finance - Are ISAs still worth it 25 Property - Student houses - should you invest 28 Legal & Property - Tenants on housing benefit 30 Gardening - Hogweed - A threat to human health 32 Kids Gardening - Children Sow & Grow 35 Local Nature - Bee friendly gardens 36 Local Walks - Giggleswick Ramble 38 Gardens - Halton Garden Safari 40 UK Travel - Ardnamurchan 44 Local Animal Care - Shop, eat cake & donate 46 Local places - Small but mighty interesting - River Hodder 49 Pets - Exercising your puppy 50 Travel - California 52 Weekend away - Clitheroe 57 Food - What’s in season 58 Food & Drink - Bakewell Tart 59 Food & Drink - Changing lives with coffee 61 Wine - Taste of the Med 62 Recipe - Blackcurrent & chocolate layer 65 Local Food & Drink - The Printroom Cafe 66 Health - Transform your life 69 Health - Add life to your years - Physiofusion 73 Local Sport - Morecambe strongman record holder 76 Local Shopping - Award winning Paper Gallery 78 Art - Bohemia @ Gallery 23 82 Events - The singular exploits of Sherlock Holmes 83 Art - Blossoming Art exhibition 85 Art - Milnthorpe Art exhibition 86 What’s on - Events in JUNE & JULY 90 Local Places - Arnside 95 Eating out locally - Local chef at Greaves Park 96 Events - Armed Forces Day 99 Local business - Explore Dalton Square 102 Local charity - Bay Search & Rescue 106 SHOP LOCAL - Fathers Day 110 SHOP LOCAL - Engagement Rings 111 SHOP LOCAL - Jewellery 112 SHOP LOCAL - For Children 114 SHOP LOCAL - For her 117 Events - Leighton Hall Classic Car & Bike Show 114 SHOP LOCAL - For her 118 Motoring - A cracking campervan - VW Crusader 122 Motoring - BMW 440i Coupe 124 Puzzles - Sudoku, wordwheel & wordsearch





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FULL RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS AND MANAGEMENT SERVICE Letting a property? How we can help you: Sue Bridges Lettings offer tailor made packages to suit your individual requirements ranging from Advertise Only right through to Full Management and anything in between.


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With nearly 20 years experience in the local residential lettings sector, we can offer you a wealth of knowledge and expertise providing a first rate service to both landlords and tenants.

As well as Lancaster and Morecambe, we cover a large area ranging from Forton in the South to Silverdale in the North and as far as Bentham to the East. This includes the Lune Valley, Carnforth and Galgate to name a few. Extensive marketing and promotion Full referencing & credit checks Tenancy agreement preparation Property inventory & utility readings Deposit protection Preparation of all statutory and legal notices Rent recovery service Peace of mind ARLA property mark protected




Sue Bridges Lettings is one of the few local letting agents that is a member of the Association for Residential Letting Agents, ARLA, the UK’s foremost professional body for letting agents. This ensures professionalism at every level, a client money protection scheme and the highest standards of service and care.

If you are considering letting your property, or would like any advice, including if you are thinking of purchasing an investment property then contact us today. The office number at China Street is 01524 68811 but we can also be contacted by email on or * Subject to terms & conditions

Hypnos, the award winning makers of hand crafted beds, have been making bespoke made to measure beds since Edwardian days. Combining pressure-relieving pocket springs and layers of the finest natural materials with Royally Approved craftsmanship ensure Hypnos earns its reputation for making the most comfortable beds in the world.

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Back in 1957 MJ Bird & Son was launched with a simple mission: to celebrate great furniture and sell it at a great price. Six decades later, and after several generations of the Bird family, we’re still here and still a favourite for people looking for leading furniture brands, style, quality and value. For MJ Bird & Son it’s quite simply all about family and furniture. Throughout 2017, we’ll be celebrating in lots of exciting ways – competitions, special discounts and plenty of fun on our website and via social media.

Celebrating 60 years of family & furniture

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GREAT BRANDS AT GREAT PRICES MJ Bird & Son’s mission today is as simple as it was when they first launched way back in 1957; to celebrate great brands and sell them at a great price. MJ Bird & Son’s mission today is as simple as it was when they first launched way back in 1957; to celebrate great brands and sell them at a great price. Six decades later, and after several generations of the Bird family, they are still a favourite for people looking for leading furniture and quality flooring and carpet brands. Not to mention style, quality and value. For MJ Bird & Son it’s quite simply all about family and furniture. The company has built a reputation of working with iconic British brands such as G Plan, Cormar Carpets, Sherborne Furniture, Axminster and Corndell Furniture. Silentnight, the UK’s leading sleep brand based in Lancashire is one of MJ Bird’s most popular bed brands. They celebrated 70 years in business last year.

Alstons have been in the furniture business for 150 years and like Birds they continue to thrive and share the same values and ethos of family. The quality of their upholstery and furniture is a firm favourite with Bird’s customers.

“MJ Bird are the areas only Silentnight Official Stockist and have always been a loyal customer of the brand and support this by having the largest display of products on display in the area Silentnight are proud to be associated with a customer of such professionalism and the staff at MJ Bird are always willing to learn about the Silentnight products and their features and benefits to ensure that people visiting the store enjoy the experience and are offered products to suit their needs. MJ Bird are a company that you can trust explicitly.”

“In all our years of supplying MJ Bird and Son with furniture, both Cabinet and Upholstery the relationship between us has grown from strength to strength. Congratulations on your milestone anniversary David, Helen, Michael and here’s to the next 60 years !!”

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Michael Bird is the third generation of the family to head up the business. “ I am enormously proud that we have reached this milestone birthday. Sixty years is a massive achievement and is a testament to the tremendous hard work and dedication of my parents and grandparents. We have long-serving staff who work tirelessly to make our loyal customers happy. And what can we say about our customers except a big thank you for supporting us through the decades and here’s to the next 60 years.”

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Why you should write your will NOW Protect your family, get your will in place before it’s too late

Keep it simple with Ratcliffe and Bibby 1. Call us now and arrange a meeting 2. Chat through your requirements 3. We will write your Will and you can approve or make changes We offer a fixed price will service from £150 for a single Will £240 for Mirror Wills (Husband /Wife/Partner) prices include VAT

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THE BENEFITS OF A LOCAL SHOP The next time you want a TV, sound system, recorder, cooker, washing machine or an electrical device, come and see us, Robinsons Electric at Lancaster or Kendal and get a better deal and after sales service. Phil Punt, owner of local business Robinsons Electric explains.

It can be quite intimidating when you decide you would like a fancy new television or indeed any new electronic device. What do all these technical terms mean? Ultra HD, SUHD, Quantum Dot, 4K, HDR………What?! Thankfully Phil Punt, from Robinson Electric is here to explain. Fortunately there are still some independent shops like Robinsons Electric that you can call in and get the answers, because despite the wealth of information available on the internet, getting an explanation that you actually understand can be hard work and that’s not to mention that looking at a computer monitor is no guide to the quality of a TV picture. You just cannot grasp how impressive an Ultra High Definition movie is unless you see it for yourself. Then having done so, notice that the TV boasts a multitude of picture settings that at first sight are quite baffling – unless of course you happen to ask the very knowledgeable and experienced staff who are there on hand to explain all.

What makes us different though is that we deliver it, unpack it, install it, connect to existing equipment using the correct cables and then tell you how it works. But can small local shops really compete with the internet or national chains? A lot of people think that being a small independent shop we cannot possibly compete with either the internet or national chains. Well, for most of the time we can because as a member of Euronics, the largest buying group in Europe, we have access to all the major manufacturers at extremely competitive prices. What makes us different though is that we deliver it, not just to your door or “room of your choice”, but we unpack it, install it, connect to existing equipment using the correct cables and then tell you how it all works. We even put TV’s on walls at a reasonable price using brackets that don’t sag and fixings that ensure it stays there! Then in a few days time when there’s still something you are unsure about you can pick the phone up and speak to the same person who installed it and ask them what the answer is.

TOUCH & TRY Panasonic call it “Touch & Try” reflecting something you can only do in store but one thing they missed was also “listen”. Modern TV’s lack the range of sound that older ones built into a deep cabinet had which is all down to everyone wanting thinner and thinner models, but in place we have sound bars and boards to compensate. Now, how are you going to compare and listen to them sat at home?


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ARE ISA’S STILL WORTH IT? The new tax year, which started on April 6, has brought with it a bumper ISA allowance. Savers can now put away up to £20,000 into ISAs in the 2017/18 tax year. In the previous tax year, the annual ISA limit was £15,240.

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Is it still worth paying into an ISA? The introduction of the personal savings allowance last year has taken most people out of paying any tax on their savings interest altogether. Traditionally, ISAs were the place where you put your cash to ring-fence it from the taxman, but now you can put the money in a variety of places and not have to pay tax in the interest. So is ISA saving still worth it? Well, the benefit of ISAs is that as long as the money stays in one, it is sheltered from the taxman year after year. With the personal savings allowance, you may not be paying tax on interest earned from non-ISA accounts now, but that may not necessarily be the case forever. For example, if interest rates start to become more generous in years to come, a saver could be pushed over the personal savings allowance threshold. Which is the right ISA to choose? It’s no longer simply a choice between a cash or a stocks and shares ISA - nowadays there’s a whole “family” of ISAs to choose from. The ISA family includes: :: Standard ISA - this could be a tax-free cash ISA or one where money is invested in stocks and shares. Some ISA providers will allow you to withdraw ISA cash without it affecting your annual allowance - as long as you replace the money within the same tax year.


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Lifetime ISA - this was launched on April 6 and allows people to save for their first home or their retirement in the same pot. You can open an account if you’re aged 18 or over, but under 40. Savers can pay in up to £4,000 a year and get a Government bonus of 25% of the money you put in, up to a maximum of £1,000 a year. Help to Buy ISA - this is for people saving for their first home and it also comes with a Government bonus. The minimum bonus is £400, and to get it you will need to have saved at least £1,600. The maximum Government bonus is £3,000 and to receive that you need to have saved £12,000. Junior ISA - These are available to children aged under 18. Parents can open an account on behalf of their child, who can withdraw the money when they reach 18 - or carry on saving it. Innovative Finance ISA - Money invested through peerto-peer lenders can be included in an ISA. The potential returns on offer may be higher than with a standard cash ISA - but there are also generally greater risks involved which need to be considered. How are cash ISA rates looking? Disappointingly, the average rate offered on an easy access ISA has fallen from 1.05% to 0.62% in the last 12 months, according to financial information website Moneyfacts. But Rachel Springall, a finance expert at Moneyfacts, adds: “Fixed rate ISAs have improved slightly over the last couple of weeks during the peak of ISA season - which is great news.”

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STUDENT HOUSES - SHOULD YOU INVEST? Mighty House Sales and Lettings Agent’s Peter Charnley discusses whether investing in student property is still a good idea and what the future may hold with purpose built accomodation seeming to be on the rise.

Is the PBSA affordable? PBSA Rent: Rents typically start in excess of £130 per week for PBSA. Studio accommodation is more expensive and is upward from £160 per week for a single occupant and often much more. HMO Rent: Rents for HMO start at around £85 for a basic room with a double bed for locations 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from Lancaster City Centre. More spacious rooms in quality houses in these locations achieve around £95 per week. Rooms in HMO in the Centre of Lancaster (houses or apartments above retail units) are typically £100 per week up to prices of around £115 per week for excellent quality and spacious accommodation. (All the above

There is much discussion amongst Lancaster property investors and Landlords of student houses in Lancaster about what impact the amount of new purpose built student accommodation will have on demand for rooms to rent in houses. The question is will student house investments make a good return in Lancaster in the future? In Lancaster, the current demand from investors to buy good quality houses and apartments to rent to students is extremely strong – as strong as we at Mighty House have ever known it. Let’s refer to these houses and apartments as “HMO” (Houses in Multiple Occupation) from hereon. I personally believe that despite the proposed creation of more purpose built student accommodation (PBSA), HMO student accommodation are an excellent investment in Lancaster and I will explain why:

How many students?

Lancaster has two Universities – Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria. Broadly speaking there are 14,000 students at Lancaster University and 5,000 students at the University of Cumbria. Although the University of Cumbria student numbers have fallen in recent years, Lancaster University has grown by double the UK University average of 8% per year. Post graduate numbers have grown by 18% compared with the UK average of 4%. Lancaster University also performs inside the top 10 Universities in the 2017 league tables and has aspirations of attracting an annual intake of 20,000 students. That means a requirement for approximately 6,000 additional beds should these aspirations be met.

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Our student letting division, Mighty Student Living, find that the majority of students they let to have a limit of what they can afford, or are prepared to pay, of up to £110 per week. This is backed up by statistics from research done with students from York, Liverpool and Durham Universities where 1000 students were questioned in a private study and 54% of students could afford up to £110 per week and no more. Only 14% of students surveyed could afford £130 a week or above. SUMMARY: Not only is PBSA unaffordable for many students, HMO accommodation is the preferred choice of others as it represents better value for money. Projected student numbers at Lancaster University far exceed the projected number of beds that will be provided by the PBSA underpinning the need for more quality HMO. Rents charged for HMO are growing due possibly in part to the substantially higher rents charged by PBSA and the existing disparity between PBSA and HMO rents. Should planning restrictions be imposed in the future, the capital value of houses with rooms let to 3 or more unrelated parties are likely to increase. There is therefore a compelling argument to invest in HMO. We are in no doubt that suitable houses taking in to account room sizes, location, appropriate bathroom and kitchen facilities for number of occupants and within 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from Lancaster City Centre represent excellent investment opportunities. We can’t see an end in sight to the strong demand for quality HMO high yielding student accommodation in Lancaster by investors.

For the full article please follow this link: blog/is-investment-in-student-houses-in-lancaster-still-a-good-idea/ or contact Peter Charnley Mighty House on 01524 548 888

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TENANTS ON HOUSING BENEFIT By Andrew Parkinson, owner of Parkinson Properties The UK’s most vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the private rental market, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey. The organisation’s latest housing market report, covering February, found that around one-third of surveyors working on behalf of landlords believe that access to privately rented properties had fallen among people on housing benefits.

Pushed out of the rental market

Recent caps to housing benefits were cited by 29 per cent of respondents as a key reason why those on lower incomes were being pushed out of the rental market. Those on lower incomes are set to face further financial difficulties with rents expected by respondents to the survey to increase by in excess of 20 per cent over the next five years. By way of contrast, house prices are projected to increase by around 18 per cent over the same period. Sean Tompkins, chief executive of RICS, said: “We see this as a matter of public interest. The housing market is falling increasingly out of step with the majority of household incomes. In the current climate, it can be hard enough for young professionals to make ends meet, but for those on benefits, the pressures may be insurmountable. Worryingly, our figures show that as a result of a combination of economic pressures, more and more vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the private rented sector. However, if government were to put in place additional support measures through the introduction of help to rent schemes, the door to the rental market may once again be opened for Britain’s most vulnerable.”

Oxford City Council has already said it would guarantee rent to landlords letting property to tenants on Universal Credit. The rent guarantee scheme aims to address concerns that landlords have become more reluctant to let to those on housing benefit since the payments started going direct to tenants. The local authority also said it would check each tenant’s ability to pay and would cover damages to the property.

As a result of a combination of economic pressures, more and more vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the private rented sector The RICS survey suggested that more than half of the UK’s private landlords would be prepared to rent their properties to homeless people or those on housing benefits if the Government introduced some form of state-endorsed deposit guarantor scheme. The survey also showed that across the country the shortage of available properties to rent is continuing to grow, with tenant demand exceeding the number of new instructions on the market for the thirty-eighth consecutive month and by an increasing margin. In an attempt to tackle UK homelessness – RICS is joining forces with Crisis to call on Government to do more to support vulnerable tenants through the introduction of help to rent measures. The survey highlights the uphill battle many homeless people face when trying to enter the private rented sector. Renting is often the only way out of homelessness, but the vast majority of landlords now consider it too risky to rent to homeless people. This is a desperate situation to be in: to be ready to move on and start rebuilding your life only to encounter financial barriers and closed doors.


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HOGWEED - A THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH At 20ft tall with dinner table sized leaves Giant Hogweed is an impressive plant that was once planted in gardens. However, it is highly invasive and has spread throughout the whole of Great Britain. The sap of contains toxic chemicals causingy severe burns and blistering.

What is Giant Hogweed?

uncovering the skin to wash it with soap and water, which should be done as soon as possible. Medical advice should be sought if a rash develops, blistering occurs or you begin to feel unwell. The burns can last for several months and even once they have died down the skin can remain sensitive to light for many years.

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive species that was introduced to Britain in the 19th Century as an ornamental plant. Heracleum mantegazzianum is the name usually used to refer to giant hogweeds but there are as many as four other species in Britain as well as the native hogweed, which is much smaller. Find out more about how to identify Giant Hogweed.


Giant Hogweed can grow in large clusters crowding out native species and reducing the natural biodiversity of an area. Giant Hogweed will die back after seeding, where it has taken over whole areas of bank this can contribute to bank erosion as the bank is weakened without plant roots to contribute to its integrity.

Why is it a Problem?

Giant Hogweed poses a threat to human health as it has phytotoxic sap. If this sap comes into contact with skin it can cause severe burns and blistering as it makes the skin extremely sensitive to sunlight. This usually happens within 48 hours of skin coming into contact with the sap.In the event of skin contact with the sap, the affected area should initially be covered to reduce exposure to sunlight, only


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Each plant producess up to 50,000 seeds!

Giant Hogweed is widespread across the lowlands of the UK and continues to spread rapidly. Each plant produces between 10,000 and 50,000 seeds, this abundance leads


to its quick spread, although plants only seed once. Seeds like moist, fertile soils in partial shade, such as river and canal banks and are highly germinable.

Keeping it under control

Giant Hogweed can be controlled by pulling, strimming or with chemicals. It is recommended that professionals are employed to deal with Giant Hogweed due to the danger the plant poses. Those who decide to tackle the plant themselves should pull the plant to limit the spread of the sap and ensure all skin, including the face and eyes, is covered. Beware that any tools may be contaminated with sap and that pulled plants still contain sap. Report any Giant Hogweed via the PlantTracker website or App. Download IWA’s Giant Hogweed Fact Sheet, a quick and easy guide to the invasive species.


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C HI L D R E N SOW & G RO W Keeping children occupied, and getting them to eat fruit and vegetables, can be really tough for parents. But there’s a simple way to successfully combine the two - by getting kids to plant seeds and grow and eat their own healthy produce. Teaching children ‘food empathy’ through sowing and growing means they’ll have a better understanding of food and where it comes from, and that familiarity makes them much more likely to want to eat the food they’ve grown, says Michael Kelly, founder of the Grow It Yourself (GIY) movement.

Let them choose Kids are far more curious about food than we give them credit for, so get them to create a shopping list. Then, take your child to the supermarket and let them see, smell and feel the fruit and vegetables with you.

He says: “Getting children to grow their own food will help them to develop ‘food empathy’, which will follow them right through their lives. By growing some of their own food, they develop a better understanding of how food works, which is a proven lever to a healthier, happier life.” Michael is keen to share some advice on how parents can get children to grow, eat and enjoy fruit and veg.

Grow it All you need is some soil or potting compost, seeds and a paper cup to get started. Kids will get a great buzz from seeing a little seedling emerge from the soil and having a real plant to mind. They’re more likely to try vegetables like spinach and peas when they’ve grown them themselves, and even the smallest food growing experiences have huge value in helping children to understand where their food comes from.

Variety is key Immersing kids from a young age in trying lots of different foods will cultivate a diverse diet. A child as young as two can help you to wash fruit and vegetables and in doing so, you can explore new colours and shapes together.


Encourage children to develop new skills in the kitchen by asking them to make a simple salad. They can tear up broccoli or lettuce for a salad, scrub potatoes and cut soft foods like strawberries and ripe tomatoes with a child-friendly knife.


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Be creative Work with your child to create food art - from watermelon flowers to animal-inspired snacks. Even the pickiest of eaters won’t be able to resist a plate full of colours.

Educate Each week, teach your child about a new fruit or vegetable - maybe one they’ve picked themselves at the supermarket - and work on a new recipe together.

Persimmon Fruit Also known as ‘Sharon’ is very sweet and nutritious. Texture v Taste Have a raw and cooked vegetable option so your child can choose the one they like best. Some children like the crunch in raw vegetables, while others like vegetables to be soft.

Have fun

Let your child’s imagination run wild and get them trying different combinations of food together to make smoothies. You’re more likely to gauge a child’s interest in fruit and veg by letting them experiment.

Involve friends Involving their friends when getting ready for dinner is a fun, mucky, hands-on activity. For instance, you can create a mini-assembly line of food that needs mixing, rolling, washing etc.

Don’t give up If you’re finding it hard to get your child to eat fruit and veg, try and work it into other recipes. For example, children will like cress; particularly if it’s in an egg salad, so let them be in charge of sprinkling it into the dish. For more on Grow It Yourself and Sow & Grow, visit

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BEE FRIENDLY GARDENS A new campaign launched by the RHS in collaboration with The Wildlife Trusts to urge gardeners to help protect bees.

The campaign, which culminates in Wild About Gardens Week from Oct 23-29, featuring activities focused on how to help bees survive the winter ahead, comes as bees are under pressure due to loss of habitat. In the countryside, 97% of lowland meadow has already been lost and the dramatic decrease in suitable habitats isn’t confined to rural areas. While the honeybee is an excellent pollinator, the charities are focusing on the equally valuable wild bees, including bumblebees and solitary bees. Gardeners can download a wild bee-friendly gardening guide, and wildlife events and a ‘Bee Creative’ photo competition are running to November 1 as part of the campaign. Other charities are also joining the drive to help bees. Friends of the Earth is running The Great British Bee Count, now in its fourth year, from May 19-June 30, which invites the public to download a free app to help identify bees and learn more about them. The bee sightings will be mapped on and shared on the National Biodiversity Network, where researchers, experts and local authorities can access the data. The charities will be arming gardeners with the advice, insights and inspiration they need to create habitats that support wild bees as they emerge from their nests in early spring to forage for food.

Bee-friendly plants

If you find a tired bumblebee, mix sugar with water, place on a teaspoon and leave it in front of the bee, to act as a quick energy supplement.

Cut grass less often Native flowering plants in grass areas, field corners, verges and specially sown flower-rich habitats support the greatest diversity of insect pollinators by providing nectar and pollen resources, places to nest or breed, and leaves for caterpillars.

Do not disturb

Avoid disturbing or destroying nesting or hibernating insects in places like grass margins, bare soil, hedgerows, trees, dead wood or walls. Pollinators need to nest in safety so that they and the next generation can survive winter, to start again in the following spring.


Try to avoid using them. Many people avoid chemicals and adopt methods like physically removing pests or using barriers to deter them. Try to encourage natural predators like beetles.

Grow more flowers, shrubs and trees that provide nectar and pollen as food for bees and other pollinators throughout the year - pussy willow, primroses and crocuses in spring, lavenders, meadow cranesbill and ox-eye daisies in summer, ivy and hebes in autumn and mahonia and cyclamen in winter.

Build a pond

Dig a garden pond to act as a drinking spot and help biodiversity. Ponds are a magnet for beneficial insects and other wildlife.

Let it grow wild

Leave patches of land to grow wild with plants like stinging nettles and dandelions to provide other food sources (such as leaves for caterpillars) and breeding places for butterflies and moths.

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Mud and water won’t harm anybody, and if anything it can be strangely exhilarating to go for a rainy walk


GIGGLESWICK RAMBLE Catch an early train from Lancaster to Giggleswick and enjoy a beautiful day walking around the Giggleswick, Settle and Langcliffe in the Yorkshire Dales but remember to bring a good pair of walking boots as there’s always some steep climbs in this part of the world.


“ You will be rewarded by the beautiful view of the lofty hills and escarpments of Attermire Scar which loom over Settle ” Setting off from Giggleswick (Gigg to the locals) Station, which is actually a good walk from the picturesque village, cross the busy A65 and walk past the Craven Arms pub on your left. Although a longish walk into the village of Giggleswick, you will be rewarded by the beautiful view of the lofty hills and escarpments of Attermire Scar which loom over Settle with the knowledge of that is where you are heading! At Four Lane Ends go straight across and continue along Station Road, passing a small housing development on your left and fields on your right. Cross the River Ribble as you head towards Settle Station. There are toilet facilities at Settle Station, if needed, and then you can head into the town centre for refreshments and to stock up on supplies for the walk ahead. WWW.PHOTONORTH.CO.UK

Settle Market

Settle’s Market Square is dominated by the ancient Shambles building, the market cross (which isn’t actually a cross at all) and the Town Hall. There has been a market in Settle since the town was granted its Market Charter in 1249 and is held every Tuesday come rain, sleet or shine! The town is shrouded in history. The son in law of one of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Bache, was born in Settle in 1737 and the founder of the NSPCC Reverend Benjamin Waugh in 1839. Composer Edward Elgar stayed in Settle in 1899 whilst enjoying hearty walks and Daniel Dofoe wrote that; “Settle is the capital of an isolated little kingdom of its own, surrounded by barren hills.”


Village teas! Dropping into the village through the fields you’ll pass to the right of St John the Evangelist Church. If you’re walking on a Sunday afternoon between May and September local charities serve delicious afternoon teas in the Village Hall just opposite. Passing the War Memorial on your right continue until you exit the village and walk by the side of the B6479 or a hundred and fifty yards before turning left onto the Langcliffe side of the High Road. There a plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views over Settle as you meander back towards town and the top of Constitution Hill where the climbing began.

Enjoy a rest!

There are plenty of cafés or pubs to enjoy some welldeserved refreshments before you head back down Station Road to catch your train home from Giggleswick!

Barren hills

Walk towards these ‘barren hills’ by leaving the Market Square and past the Co-op on your left. Just above you, to the right lies the towering peak of Castleberg Rock which juts out over the town. Head up Constitution Hill and at the start of what locals know as the High Road turn right on to the steep track, Banks Lane, until you’re well above the town. With the dramatic scars, which are inspirational rather than barren, to your right walk and along parallel to the High Road, skirting along the top of Settle just to the east of the Settle-Carlisle railway. Passing Watershed Mill and its impressive chimney below you to the left you’ll also be able to see Middle Mill as you head towards Langcliffe following walkers sign posts.

WALKERS FACT FILE Langcliffe is mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086 There are three mills in Langcliffe, Watershed, Middle and High Mill. Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels (C3PO) attended Giggleswick School. An episode of Galton and Simpson’s radio comedy The Shuttleworths was set in Giggleswick. The first bridge over the River Ribble between Settle and Giggleswick was mentioned in 1498.

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HALTON GARDEN SAFARI The Halton Garden Club is taking part in the National Garden Scheme and on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June Halton Garden Safari will be opening up a number of gardens to enjoy.

90 Blooming brilliant years!

involved too. We’re lucky that there is a very strong community spirit in our village.”

Since 1927 the National Garden Scheme has been inviting garden owners to open their little bits of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to the public to raise funds for good causes. Gardens that would normally be enjoyed by just private individuals have been opened allowing the public access to some of Britain’s most beautiful, memorable horticultural plots for just a modest fee, and refreshments are often thrown in!

The Halton Garden Club was formed in 2012 and ran its only other Garden Safari in 2014, which was fully supported by Halton Parish Council.

An open village.

Over the last 90 years, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £50 million to charities and good causes across the UK but nationally community groups are opening their gardens to raise money for local causes too.

Spring has sprung!

Spring is often the best time of the year to see a garden at its most beautiful, trees are coming into leaf, spring flowers a myriad of vibrant colours and their perfumed scents at their most wonderful. Over the next few months, all across our green and pleasant land, gardens, large and small, formal and unconventional are opening their gates to the public to share their little bit of horticultural heaven with those of us less green fingered and our area is no exception.

The Halton Garden Safari!

Run on more informal lines that the NGS, this year’s Halton Garden Safari will nevertheless offer some brilliants gardens for visitors to enjoy as it opens its gardens to the public on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017 at Halton near Lancaster. Running for two days between 11.00am to 4.00pm this year there will be sixteen gardens opening their gates to visitors, and this year the Safari sees nongarden club members opening their plots too. “This year the Safari has some very varied gardens on show, we’ve got some small gardens, some gardens with beautiful views and even some allotments!” says Ann Wilson, Chair of Halton Gardening Group, “and we’ve even managed to get non club members


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“The event in 2014 was a great success for our small village attracting 190 visitors. This year we hope even more people will come to see our beautiful village. Both our churches are opening, on alternate days, there are events taking place in our community centre which will also be home to a variety of stalls, and there will be refreshments in our café and our newly refurbished village pub, The Greyhound. Amongst other things, the Halton Garden Safari will be raising much needed funds for the Halton Community Centre which is entirely self-funded.” Halton expects to see visitors from across the North of Britain and maybe from even further afield at the beginning of June, “we’re proud of our village and the Safari allows us to share our beautiful surroundings with everyone.”

Looking after the whole of Halton.

But the Safari isn’t just limited to what’s inside the garden gates of the participants, “the gardening club also looks after the village burial grounds, the memorial, the entrances to the village and the verges that surround Halton. We’ve especially been trying to plant flowers that attract insects and bees.” And the aim of this year’s fundraising? “each event is trying to raise funds for the community of Halton, the Community Centre, to buy gardening supplies and we’re hoping to raise enough money from this year’s event to buy a new, self-watering planter for the village bus stop.” Entry to Halton’s beautiful gardens costs just £3.50, which is valid for both days, with children under 12 allow in for free. Visitors can buy tickets/maps on the day of the Safari at any participating garden marked with yellow balloons. Maps are also available at The Halton Community Centre. For anyone inspired by the Safari gardeners there will be a few plants for sale at some of the gardens so you might just be able to start your own community gardening event!

More Information For more information about the Halton Garden Safari please visit; For more information about the National Garden Scheme please visit the NGS website or download the free NGS ‘GardenFinder’ app.

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North of the border, Scotland’s Gardens www. runs a similar open gardens scheme to raise money for charity and in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Gardens Scheme also holds open days to help raise funds to support work in National Trust gardens in the province.

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The National Garden Scheme publishes its ‘Yellow Book’ which is available from all good bookshops and all counties have their individual booklets, which can be picked up via the NGS website.

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To the edge of the world


Although it feels like an island, Scotland’s best kept secret is actually a peninsular, the most western part of the British mainland. Few people who ever witness the rugged beauty of Ardnamurchan ever forget the stunning sunsets, amazing cliff top walks, Caribbean like white sandy beaches and the wildest wild-life in the country, on land, in the air and in the sea. And yet few people have ever heard of this westerly wonderland.


the Clanranalds, Lords of the Isles. The spectacular castle is situated in a strategic location on a rocky tidal island of Eilean Tioram at the confluence of tidal Loch Moidart and the River Shiel.

At the most westerly point on the British mainland, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse has been guiding ships safely through the waters off Scotland’s west coast since 1849. Open from April 1st until October 31st with the Stables Coffee Shop and Exhibition Centre, 10 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. every day. Tours of the lighthouse take place every hour/ half hour.


Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Visitor Centre

Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre.

Originally created in 1992, the Living Building is a uniquely rough and natural building designed to attract a variety of wildlife to live in and on it and to enable visitors to watch the birds and animals at close quarters. There are no captive animals here. However, a number of species have chosen to make it their home, including long eared bats, field voles and swallows.

The Singing Sands

At Kentra Bay make the famous sands sing by shuffling across with either bare feet or shoes. The noise is made by the grains of sand rubbing together!

Ardnamurchan Distillery

The ‘greenest’ distillery in the Scotland sits on the shores of Loch Sunart, in what has to be one of the most spectacular locations of any distillery in the country. Tours on the hour every hour. It’s been a key part of the Distillery’s identity from the very start that it should be run on green and sustainable principles. All the power and heat requirements for the Ardnamurchan Distillery come from local renewables and the by-products of the whisky-making process are recycled on the peninsula.

Mingary Castle

Former stronghold of the MacIans of Ardnamurchan, is a medieval castle strategically located on a rocky promontory near Kilchoan. Surrounded by sea on three sides it is currently being renovated and restored to its original grandeur by The Mingary Castle Trust.

Sanna Bay

Stunningly beautiful, Sanna Bay enjoys white shell sand beaches that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean. Reached by way of a single-track road, paddlers can enjoy the turquoise blue sea away from the crowds.

Castle Tioram

Take time to visit Castle Tioram, the ancient fortress of the MacDonalds. Castle Tioram was built in the mid 13th century and extended in the 14th century as a testament to the independent rule of Rough Bounds by

The Silver Walk A lovely, but fairly strenuous, and long coastal walk along the shores of Loch Moidart, with the possibility of seeing otters and a range of coastal birds. The walk got its name from a hoard of Elizabethan coins found during the construction of the path.

Lochaber Geopark Rock Routes

Explore exceptionally varied geodiversity and an outstanding geomorphology on the walking routes which criss-cross this region and even include four ancient volcanoes!

Wildlife Cruises

Cruise along Loch Shiel with a knowledgeable and friendly skipper with chances of spotting golden eagle, white-tailed eagle, seals, osprey, black throated diver, red deer and other wildlife.

RSPB Glenborrodale Wildlife Walk

The RSPB organise weekly wildlife walks around The Glenborrodale RSPB nature reserve on Wednesday afternoons between May and September. Meet the warden at the reserve car park. The walk lasted about 2 hours and follows the trail through some exquisite nature.

REMEMBER… To fill up! Ardnamurchan is remote, and it’s sparsely populated so it could be fifty miles between petrol stations. Wildernesses are wild and wet places. If you plan to enjoy a walk or cycle ride in Ardnamurchan, please ensure you’re prepared with the correct equipment and clothing. Don’t disturb…the wildlife. Try and ensure you impact on their environment as little as possible, take litter home, don’t start camp fires and don’t disturb ground nesting birds. Remember you’re the visitor and they’re the resident! Take a little bit more time…Ardnamurchan, like many parts of the West Highlands is served by ferries. Drive on and off slowly and be courteous to others. Give way! The roads are often narrow and impassable so whilst you’re sightseeing, locals might want to somewhere, use the passing places. Thank you waves are always appreciated!

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Dogs welcome in all our shops and tearooms

Biff was re- homed from Animal Care in 2008, now very happily living with a local family. Find your new furry friend at

Let’s face it, most people you ask enjoy shopping, love eating cake and definitely have things cluttering up their houses that they could donate and give them a bit more space.

“Staff work tirelessly 365 days a year in our rescue centre in Lancaster, our cafe and our two shops. Unlike other national charities, we are entirely selffunded, and receive no aid from the government or anyone else. We raise all our own money with fundraising events, charity shops and the tea rooms up at the sanctuary.”

Now imagine that doing all these but knowing that you are helping animals here in the Lancaster District, we explain how this is possible.

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Saving local animals in need

Tel : 01524 840673 The Animal Care charity shop in Lancaster welcomes all visitors Monday—Saturday 9.00am 5.00pm

Animal Care in Lancaster have been a registered charity helping animals since 1978. They take unwanted and abandoned animals in from all over the North West and look after them until they can find them loving new homes.

The Charity shop is an asset to Animal Care and since opening in 2014 it has proven to be very popular and always very busy. We always have a good range of good quality clothes and other items.

“We save predominantly dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and birds. We rehome over 1000 animals every year. We are the only rescue in this area which can help dogs, cats and small animals so we are always very busy and always very full.” explains rescue centre manager Abi.


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The charity shop in Lancaster is always in need of people to help sort and keep the shop looking its best at all times. The shop is open 6 days a week 9am-4pm even just a few hours a week would be appreciated.



Woodlands Charity shop Woodlands, Animal Care Scotforth Lancaster LA2 0RD Woodlands also has a small charity shop which always has a bargain. The shop is always fully stocked and has good quality clothes and gifts at low prices. The charity shop is open every day 10am—3pm. All the money raised from the charity shop will help the animals. Please pop in and say hello and find yourself a bargain, while helping your local animal charity. The charity shops are a vital part of the charity and we are always in need of donations to keep the shops fully stocked. Donations can be made to the Animal Care Centre, Blea Tarn Road, any day of the week. We take: Clothes ,Shoes, DVDS, books, toys, CDs, Bric a Brac, handbags.

Raise money by eating cake!

The Animal Care Tearooms, at the Animal Care Rescue Centre on Blea Tarn Road in Lancaster, has been up and running for nearly 5 years and has proved very popular with all visitors. Tearooms managers Paul and Pauline work very hard baking fresh cakes with fresh ingredients everyday. We have a group of fantastic volunteers who help all week baking lots of fantastic yummy cakes.The Tearooms is a vital source of income to the charity and all money raised will go towards helping the many animals in our care. The tearooms is open 7 days a week between 10am—3pm

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Less well known than the Rivers Lune, Ribble and Kent, what the Hodder lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty, history and interest as it travels through the Forest of Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty.

By Rob Bullock

Dunsop Bridge is often cited as the geographic centre of Great Britain


Meaning ‘pleasant stream’, Hodder can also be taken to mean ‘border’ in welsh and this meandering beauty long represented an ancient divide between the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire until boundary changes in the 1970s.

Life giving water!

Rising on White Hill, in medieval times one of the northernmost limits of the Lordship of Bowland, between Slaidburn and High Bentham the fledgling Hodder first flows into Stocks Reservoir. Offering fly fishing opportunities, the reservoir is an important supplier of fresh drinking water to Lancashire and has been since 1932.

Flowing South!

After exiting the Stocks Reservoir, the River Hodder continues in a general southward direction being


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added to all the while by its tributaries Croasdale Brook, Easington Brook, the River Dunsop, Langden Brook and the River Loud.

Historical Villages

The River Hodder passes through some unquestionably beautiful villages on its way to join the River Ribble. Slaidburn – history surrounds it! History surrounds and runs through this small village of about 350 residents. Hornby Road was an important Roman transport artery known as Watling Street which ran from Manchester via Ribchester and up to Carlisle. One of the first English aviators, James Radley was born in the village in 1884 as was Jonathan Sanderson who emigrated to the US and ended up offering board and lodgings to Buffalo Bill during bad weather!



Newton-in-Bowland (formerly Newtonon-Hodder), disgraced in the Pilgrimage of Grace! Newton is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and five hundred years later its residents were active against King Henry VII in the Pilgrimage of Grace (which was a popular rising in Yorkshire in October 1536 against Henry VIII’s break with the Roman Catholic Church and other issues) in the sixteenth century. The village was also an early centre of non-conformist religion with Thomas Jollie’s son, John, serving as Newton’s first Congregationalist minister from 1696-1702. Dunsop Bridge – the centre of the country! Dunsop Bridge is often cited as the geographic centre of Great Britain, although the exact point is at Whitendale Hanging Stones 4 1⁄2 miles north of the village and in 1992, British Telecom installed its 100,000th payphone in the village with a plaque to explain its significance. The telephone box was unveiled by explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Whitewell – favoured by Steve and Rob… The popular inn at Whitewell was featured in TV series The Trip starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

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Hurst Green – four pubs and a Rugby World Cup Winner! Although no longer home to any shops the picturesque village of Hurst Green is home to four pubs and is the birthplace of 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood. Great Mitton – a historical treasure trove… The River Hodder eventually joins the River Ribble near Great Mitton and the village is the sight of the discovery of the Mitton Hoard of eleven medieval silver coins. Small but mighty interesting. Although the River Hodder might be a short river even by British standards, it meanders through some of the most stunning countryside in Britain as it drops from over 400m above sea level at its relief to just 99m as it joins with its cousin the Ribble some 15km down-stream. But what it lacks in size it more than makes up for with interest, spawning many important people, stories and events throughout the centuries.

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Puppy owners are often concerned about how much exercise is appropriate for their puppy or young adolescent dog. Concerns relate to the injuries that can be acquired following excessive exercise regimes in the dog’s early years. All this in mind most puppies can and should enjoy energetic, active lives in their first two years without causing harm. A common-sense approach is usually advocated when deciding if an activity is appropriate or not. Avoid excessively repetitive or high impact exercise, in that no endless ball chasing, climbing Mount Eiger or jogging a marathon with your puppy or young dog. Opt for a few shorter walks in a day rather than a long physically demanding walk. Remember dogs off the lead cover at least twice the distance you do and at twice the speed.

Mental stimulation can be as exhausting as physical exercise and can be a useful supplement to your puppy’s daily entertainment. Growth plates are soft areas that sit at the . ends of the long bones, such as the femur or humerus in the hind and fore limbs, in puppies and young dogs. Growth plates contain rapidly dividing cells that allow bones to become longer until the end of puberty. They gradually thin as hormonal changes approaching puberty signal the growth plates to close. Until this happens the soft plates are vulnerable to injury. After sexual maturity, the growth plates calcify and become a stable, inactive, part of the bone, now known as an epiphyseal line. In an adult dog, if a joint experiences stress such as bending the wrong way or rotating too much, the bones will hold firm and a muscle, tendon or ligament will be ‘sprained’. However, in a puppy the growth plate is the weaker point and is more likely to be damaged, sometimes resulting in a misshapen or shortened limb. On average, smaller dogs mature faster and live longer than larger breeds. Large and Giant breeds reach maturity later and generally have shorter periods of adulthood and senior years. Every dog, however, develops and ages at their own rate. Therefore, puppy-hood can end between six and eighteen months of age; adulthood can start between twelve months and three years of age.

Many breeds, especially working breeds such as Collies and Spaniels, require greater levels of activity to ‘burn off’ their excess energy levels. Mental stimulation can be as exhausting as physical exercise and can be a useful supplement to your puppy’s daily entertainment. Get your young dog to work for their rewards such as making them sit, lie down, give a right paw, give a left paw, stay, come, find, fetch and many more before letting them eat their dinner, have their favourite toy or treat, before going through doors or crossing the road, and when greeting people – it’s great to show off their special skills too. Ball flingers can be fun and much easier on the owner, but consider the impact on joints young and old when repeatedly chasing a ball or stick and then the sudden jolting impact to stop before turning to return for the next throw. Take care not to throw balls downhill where stopping at speed is more difficult – instead throw up hill. Keep these sessions brief or alternatively, and particularly good for those breeds with good noses, drop the ball or toy behind you when your dog is distracted and then after a while send the dog back to ‘find’ the toy – far more rewarding. As an aside to exercise, remember to avoid throwing sticks for dogs. Stick injuries are all too common and splinters left behind in wounds can cause severe complications later in life. Plastic stick shaped toys are available which are much safer. Finally, swimming is a great low impact activity which is good for maintaining joint health. There are many floating toys to encourage swimming. Take care when throwing toys into water where the dog might jump onto uneven river beds and rocks and avoid water when turbulent, flooding or near weirs with undercurrents. JUNE IS RABBIT AWARENESS MONTH – Book an appointment with one of our nurses for a health check to make sure your rabbits are in tip top condition. JULY – We are focussing on pet vaccination, protecting your dogs, cats and rabbits every year.

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Everyone loves a bit of sightseeing, and there’s nothing like that first moment you clap eyes an iconic landmark that you have only previously seen on TV or in print. But, whereas most visitors to California stick to the big cities of San Fran and LA for the sights, I’m choosing to travel a bit further afield. My first stop is The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, an hour’s drive up the coast from San Fran. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, alongside two golf courses, it has a country club vibe, albeit with a nod to its coastal surroundings. This ocean influence is evident at its signature restaurant Navio, with chef Jason Pringle’s menu referencing the best seafood dining from around the world.

a narrow coastal band. Giant sequoia, with trunks measuring more than 30/9 meters feet in diameter. Originally belonging to the Folger family (of coffee fame), the recently renovated Folger Stable Carriage Room Museum at Woodside is an enchanting throwback to the ‘great estates’ era in the early 1900s. I’m assigned a lovely chestnut horse named June, for a gentle trek around the beautiful redwood tree-lined hills of Wunderlich Park. It’s a flashback to days gone by, but our next destination is much more modern.

During our night in Navio, we sample Half Moon Bay’s pumpkin beer, as well as some of California’s finest wines - a warm-up for the next day’s tour at Thomas Fogarty Winery. Of course, California is not only known for its amazing coastline and wine, it is also ranch and cowboy land. California has the biggest, tallest trees on the planet. Discover them at outstanding parks and preserves dotting the state. Coast redwoods, some topping out at well over 350 feet/107 meters (and still growing) live in


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Stanford University is one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions, while Silicon Valley is home to some of the globe’s biggest tech companies, including Apple and Google. If you’re a fan of Facebook, you can go to the social networking site’s HQ and ‘check-in at Facebook’. I head to Stanford Shopping Centre, home to

“ I cave in and make a bee-line for the city’s two most famous landmarks - the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island “ all the retail big-hitters, including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, along with the innovative Tesla shop. The next day, we embark on a four-hour drive into the Sierra Nevada mountains, passing through Sacramento. Despite having equivalent levels of luxury, The RitzCarlton Lake Tahoe is very different to its Half Moon Bay sister. Primarily a winter sports hotel located next to the Northstar resort, the luxurious mountain retreat features breathtaking views from its rooms, each of which has its own fire. The hotel’s signature restaurant is Manzanita, where I’m offered a place at the Chef’s Table for a taster menu of organic, local produce. The nutritious food comes in handy the next morning when I embark on a hike along a stretch of the Tahoe Rim Trail, through the sugar and white pines for spectacular views of the lake, which is so clean you can apparently drink straight from it. After leaving Lake Tahoe, I spend one last day in San Francisco. One of its newest attractions is the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and

with seven floors and hundreds of exhibits, it’s well worth checking out, even if, like me, you’re not a big modern art lover. In the British Sculptors area, I stumble across a piece by Henry Moore, the most famous man to come out of my hometown of Castleford in West Yorkshire. So far, I’ve managed to steer clear of tourist honey traps, but on my last morning, I cave in and make a bee-line for the city’s two most famous landmarks - the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. TRAVEL FACTS Richard Jones was a guest of Norwegian (www.norwegian. com/uk; 0330 828 0854) who fly direct year-round three times a week between London Gatwick and Oakland International Airport - 35 minutes from downtown San Francisco. Fares start from £159 one way in economy, and from £499 in Premium. Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe start from 430 US dollars (about £332); rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay start from 425 US dollars (approx £328); rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco start from 685 US dollars (about £529). Breakfast extra. Visit

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By Rob Bullock

A Lancashire gem

The Grand at Clitheroe. The Grand offers state-of-the-art performance and live music facilities in the heart of the Ribble Valley with a wide and varied schedule of live music events, cinema nights and much more…

Bowland Brewery.

It’s just forty minutes -drive from Lancaster and the perfect destination for a short weekend break away!

Sitting on the edge of the Forest of Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty Clitheroe has an easy-going charm and yet, the hustle and bustle of Manchester is just a short train ride away.

Clitheroe Market

Clitheroe is an historic market town, which has held a regular market since the Norman conquest in the 12th century.


Clitheroe Castle & Museum… Tells the story of Clitheroe and its surrounding area: the formation of the land 350 million years ago; the people who have lived in the area - their work, their homes, their leisure times; and legends and folklore. Open daily from 11am.

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The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

The name Clitheroe is thought to come from the Anglo-Saxon for “Rocky Hill”,[3] and was also spelled Clyderhow and Cletherwoode. During World War II, the jet engine was developed by the Rover Company nearby.

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Sat under the gaze of the magnificent watchful eye of Clitheroe Castle, a castle with one of the smallest Norman keeps in Britain, interesting shops and cafés line the towns higgledy piggledy streets.

Longitude Gallery.

A contemporary art gallery showcasing the best of original British modern art. Longitude is a major supporter of local professional artists and can be found in Clitheroe at the top of Moor Lane behind the United Reform Church.

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Visiting the small Lancashire market town of Clitheroe, just 34 miles north of Manchester you won’t fail to be impressed at the shopping experience it offers with its quaint outdoor market, bijou shops and an excellent choice of places to eat and drink and be entertained.

The brewery, based at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe, offers visitors a chance to see a fully operational brewery as well as an opportunity to share an enthusiasm for beer. Scheduled tours run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Clitheroe Castle is also the only remaining castle in the county which had a royalist garrison during the English Civil War. Clitheroe is twinned with French town Rivesaltes.

The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail runs from Brungerley Bridge to Crosshill Quarry along part of the Ribble Way. It was launched in December 1993 following the seven months residency of artist Thompson Dagnall and is free!

Clitheroe Castle Labyrinth

It is the only labyrinth in Lancashire. This unique labyrinth has been designed specifically for the Clitheroe Castle Grounds.

Cross Hill Nature Reserve Abandoned as a working quarry in the early 1900’s, Cross Hill is a good example of natural change on a manmade site and has since become an exceptional refuge for wildlife. Open daily from 9am.

Whether you chose to meander slowly around the lovely shops and cafés of the town centre or stride out in the beautiful countryside that surrounds this gem of a market town there is something for everyone in Clitheroe!

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CHANGING LIVES WITH COFFEE Wherever possible, Atkinsons Coffee Roasters in Lancaster, try to source from other family farms who know what it means to run your own small business & to pour your heart & soul into every bean! Gera farm stretches over the highland areas around Limu, on the Western side of the rift valley, at an altitude of 1900-2100 metres, in ideal growing conditions for Arabica coffee. Lovely warm constant daytime temperatures of around 20-25C and only dipping down to 15-17C at nightime guarantee almost greenhouse-like conditions but with added ventilation, meaning the plants can flourish, free from stress in their natural habitat. No chemical fertilizers or insecticides are needed in this perfectly balanced environment.

Production is based on sustainable principles both environmentally and socially through protection of the farming environment and improving the living and working conditions of the employees. Everyone involved knows the aim of producing high quality coffee by implementing good agricultural practices. The employees have enjoyed the benefits of concentrating on better quality through the higher prices they can now command. The enterprise now provides houses, schools for children, drinking water, electricity, healthcare, recreation facilities, etc. all free of charge. These are the tangible results of adding value to the beginning of the supply chain. The coffee is a delightfully light example of a washed Limu, with a delicate floral aroma, with certain accents of Juniper and suggestions of the herbacious flora of the Garrigue or Maquis, oregano, thyme and myrtle. It has a smooth, satisfying body, gentle acidity & a creamy mouthfeel that is cut through with a fragile lift of lime.

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Our rose-coloured crush on the wines of Provence shows no sign of wavering, thanks to pretty pinks that can be very dry, very delicious, and very dear. Best bet is to reach for this corset-shaped bottle that has lovely floral aromas, ample berry notes and will leave you with enough change for a bowl of olives. 2. Ca N’Estruc Xarel-lo Catalunya 2015, Spain £10.95, www.slurp. This Spanish beauty is made from the xarel-lo grape, pronounced ‘shah-rehl-loh’, which is also used in cava production. Utterly delicious with a flinty character, it offers generous aromatics of florals entwined with citrus, a textured palate and melange of orchard


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the dominant white and this is a terrific example. Pure and fresh with attractive florals and baskets of ripe yellow apples, juicy peach and a fruity, limey tang, it’s concentrated and rich, but refreshingly balanced. 5. Zensa Primitivo 2015, Puglia, Italy £9.95, www. With just the right measure of warmth, this is a finely made wine in a crowd-pleasing style. Seriously good and quite sumptuous, it offers blueberry, raspberry and black cherry fruit, wild berry notes, and vanilla and spice from oak ageing. With each sun-drenched sip, it certainly suits if you love Italian classics, and it’s the perfect pairing with pasta and meatballs.

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Ingredients 250g blackcurrants A squeeze of lemon juice Up to 100g caster sugar 50ml water For the chocolate layer: 25g cocoa powder 50g caster sugar 100ml water 200ml double cream 200ml plain full-fat yoghurt 2tbsp caster sugar 50g skinned hazelnuts 1 tbsp Demerara sugar

Put the blackcurrants in a saucepan with 50ml water. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes, stirring once or twice, until the fruit has broken down and you have a chunky, juicy mix. Push this through a sieve to remove the currant skins and seeds. Add the lemon juice to the warm puree, then sweeten it by stirring in caster sugar. Start by adding 50g, then stir in more until the puree is sweet but still tastes fruity and fresh. Leave to cool and then chill. To make the chocolate layer, put the cocoa and sugar in a small pan with the water. Bring to the boil, whisking constantly, then let the mixture simmer for about one minute - again, stirring often - so it thickens. Leave to cool and then chill. When you’re ready to assemble the puds, put the cream, yoghurt and caster sugar in a mixing bowl and use a hand-

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held electric whisk to beat the mixture until it holds soft peaks. Choose four wine glasses or tumblers. Divide half the blackcurrant puree between the four glasses. Add a couple of spoonfuls of the creamy mixture to each glass. Trickle on a layer of chocolate sauce. Add a second layer of the creamy mixture, using it all up this time, then finish the dishes with the rest of the blackcurrant puree. Chill for at least a few hours - up to 24. Shortly before serving, toast the hazelnuts in an oven pre-heated to 180C/Gas mark 4 for five to six minutes, until golden and fragrant. Put the nuts in a pestle and mortar with the Demerara sugar and bash together roughly so the nuts are broken up but not pulverized (alternatively, do this in a food processor). Leave to cool, then sprinkle over the puddings and serve.

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Open for coffee and cake, casual dining and craft beer; Printroom is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or after work drinks in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.

CLASSIC FOOD WITH A SIMPLE TWIST Apart from the bread, which comes from Lancaster’s own Filbert’s Bakery, everything is made from scratch in the Printroom kitchen. Croissants and biscuits are handmade the oldfashioned way and the banana & toffee cake has been a staple since opening day. The menu changes as regularly as possible, depending on what is available but this is balanced by what customers are demanding. There’s always soup and salad & BLT’s as well as vegetarian sandwiches which have proved very popular.

CAFFEINE CONNOISSEURS Handcrafted and delicious, Printroom offers a selection to satisfy all caffeine connoisseurs – V60, filter or barista style – using delectable beans from Coffee Quarter neighbours, Atkinson’s of Lancaster. There’s also a variety of loose leaf teas, soft drinks and craft beers to soothe your soul after a busy working day or shopping expedition in the City.

PRIVATE HIRE VENUE In addition to the day-to-day Café offer, Printroom also provides event, meeting and external catering options as well as being available as a private hire venue. The regular ‘Printroom Live’ music events are opening the café up to the late night audience too.

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TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE Local Physiotherapist Leah Dalby has many years experience helping local people transform their lives through physio. Leah shares one of her client’s success stories. early twenties, an abdominal hysterectomy in her thirties and aged 49, a kidney removed. She described her tummy as “a relief map of the Lake District” and cried explaining how she and her husband no longer made love and she wished that she had died. During her assessment, it was clear that the restriction of movement through her abdomen was affecting her hip and knee movement and after a few treatments she was able to start to run short distances again without so much knee pain.

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It is not unusual for people to describe themselves as “disfigured” after breast and abdominal surgery. Often, it has been months or decades since anyone saw the person undressed and as long since they shared any intimacy with their partner or perhaps a vigorous cuddle with a child or dog.

After a few treatments she was able to start to run short distances again without so much knee pain. “Hands on” physiotherapy can make a big difference to tightness and scarring after surgery, radiotherapy and accidents. It interests me to see how often the person’s “heart” seems to heal as their body responds to treatment and their outlook widens; optimism, hope and dreams start to re emerge. Bowel function and sleeping may improve and other parts of the body restricted by the scar tissue move more freely. C was in her 50s when we first met. Appendix surgery in her teens, emergency Caesarean Section in her

Initially, C had physio every ten days. After a few sessions, she started to come at monthly intervals, and now, several years later, she phones occasionally for an “MOT.” She was pleased to report that with the discreet covering of a playsuit, she and her husband are exploring what is possible for them to share and enjoy. At first, gentle myofascial, “hands on” work was mostly for the abdomen and back, gradually taking in restricted areas in the neck, armpits, buttocks and legs as necessary. As C’s tissues began to loosen up, she was able to start doing some stretches to enhance the treatment and then went back to her exercise class, where friends were delighted to see her again and she could catch up on local news as well as her fitness. In general, the more surgery a person has had, the more likely they are to need some “hands on work” as well as doing their own stretches and exercises. If the fascia, the connective tissue embracing muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs is scarred and stuck, then however good their “self management’ is, they may benefit from some treatment to help to mobilise the tight structures. If you or someone you know has tightness or pain after an operation, radiotherapy or accident, including new joints, caesarean section and cancer, please feel free to contact me at

Lune Valley Physiotherapy Specialist experience working with tightness and scarring after surgery, injury and radiotherapy. 20+ years in oncology and palliative care.

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Suffering with aches and pains is common for all of us, no matter what our age is. Either we suffer with an injury from an accident (usually through some form of activity) or our lifestyle or occupation takes its toll on our bodies. Commonly, we will either lead sedentary lives with very less exercise and movement of the body, or lead stressful lives, performing desk jobs coupled with long working hours spent slumped in our chairs looking at a computer screens - which also don’t help our general wellbeing.

the right track towards recovery. It gives us the advantage of the ‘whole-person’ approach. Our Physiotherapists don’t just focus on the part of the body which is causing us discomfort, but on the very causes that led to our current problem, advising on how to stop a reoccurrence. This gives us a better overall quality of life - adding life to those years!

Only when the aches and pains become a constant feature in our daily life, do we then tend to do something about it. This is a key moment that can alter the quality of our recovery. Choosing Physiotherapy over medicines, drugs or surgeries is undoubtedly the best way – it’s the most natural process of recovery.

With increasing age, suffering from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Fatigue, Dementia and Paralysis becomes more likely. In such cases, Physiotherapy helps to rehabilitate and is also very useful form of treatment for stopping any further deterioration. This is because it takes an integrated musculoskeletal and neuromuscular approach when treating the problems.

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Graham Hicks lifting a 200k shield at the 2017 Britains Strongest Man event.



By Rob Bullock

MORECAMBE RECORD HOLDER Anyone who talks to Morecambe’s record setting strongman, Graham Hicks, will quickly realise that there’s more to this powerhouse than just a powerful physique. As well as being joint holder of the British log lift record of 211kg (with Eddie Hall) he is also a highly-trained service support officer for the Typhoon Euro Fighter jet at BAE and he is a dedicated family man who just happens to be incredibly strong!

Late starter

“I was a late starter. These days you see a lot of twenty year olds and they’re massive. When I was twenty I was skinny! I don’t think age really matters, though, with strongman events.” It only took one competition and Graham was hooked. “It all happened incredibly fast,” explains Graham, “I took part in my first strongman competition here in Morecambe at the body weight of 105kg, which is light for strongmen. Added to the fact that at 5’10’’, I’m quite short for these kind of events, meant that I was at a bit of a disadvantage. But, somehow I finished 7th that day and was bitten by the strongman bug!”

Bigger and even stronger

During the course of 2011 Graham was competing and beating men more than 20kg heavier than him. But by 2012 he’d piled on another 10kg of muscle and this helped him win more events. Eventually he came 4th at the qualifier for Europe’s Strongest Man. And whilst this didn’t earn him a spot at Europe he did get an invitation to compete in Britain’s Strongest Man where he made an astonishing impact and gained 4th place. This impressive placing gave Graham an invitation to the ultimate strength competition, World’s Strongest Man, which was being held in LA. Although still relatively inexperienced, the Morecambe man managed a very respectable 4th place in his group and even won his first event which was the loading race. “Experience really does count for a lot in Strongman,” explains Graham. Do competitors need skill or pure power then? “Obviously, strongmen need massive amounts of power, but they also need to learn and practice for the specific events.”

Where to train?

“I don’t really train in commercial gyms, mainly because they’ve not got the specialist equipment that strongman competitors need. So, I’ve set up my own gym at home.


A relatively late starter to the world of strongman events, Graham only took part in his first competition in 2010.

Graham Hicks, a Morecambe family man, is also joint holder of the British Log lift record of 211kg

I’ve got my own atlas stones and log lift which means that I can practice those events regularly.” “People always think that the most important part of any strength sport is the training but it’s not, it’s the rest. You need effective rest between high intensity exercise to be able to grow and get bigger and stronger. I train four days a week, on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. I make sure that I have plenty of time to rest. And because I’ve got a lovely wife and family I like to have my weekends free to spend with them.”

An expensive pastime?

“Strongman can be an incredibly expensive pastime,” explains Graham. ”The equipment tends to be made specially and because of that it’s quite expensive. A steel log press can cost £300 and a wooden one £800. And steel atlas stones can cost £1000!”

Work/training/life balance

Our area should definitely be proud of what Graham Hicks has achieved so far in his short sporting career, but we should be equally proud of how he approaches life. He’s a local family man who just happens to be one of the strongest men in the country! “Family definitely comes first with me. But I still manage to enjoy my training and competing!”

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By Rob Bullock A passion for arts and crafts, quality service and products led to, in 2012, the Paper Gallery in Lancaster winning the Best Greetings Card Retailer for the North of England and Northern Ireland, and it is this ethos that has set it apart from the competition for over thirty-seven years. A familiar sight on Market Street, Paper Gallery has resided in the same premises since 1980 and although the nature of the business has changed slightly over the years because of market trends, supplying customers with what they want has always enabled it to stay ahead of the competition. “I’m in my seventies now but am still as passionate about the business as ever,” declares Mike Baxter, the owner and founder of Paper Gallery, with a laugh, “the exact nature of the business has changed slightly over the years, but at its core is the fact that we are selling quality original products and services and that’s why we’re different to other places.”


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In this quick-fire age of emails and social media the sending of paper greetings, birthday and Christmas cards is as popular as ever with sales up 5% in 2015 on the year before. “Generally people like to send and to receive cards rather than a faceless email or e-card,” says Mike. The Paper Gallery has a wide range of high quality cards to attract buyers, “you need to stock cards that jump out to customers, that make them laugh, that people might want to keep and frame.” And a high quality bespoke framing service is something that Mike knows all about because Paper Gallery offers this and a conservation framing service to its customers. “Conservation framing is really important and quite a rare service these days,” explains Mike, “when people have valuable, rare or precious artefacts correct framing is important so that the item is protected


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from damage for generations to come. With conservation framing you just have to be that little bit more careful with the materials that you use to frame and mount an artefact. You need to really understand framing.” And the care given to precious artefacts is not limited to the frame or mount it can include the glass too, “in the case of precious items we use UV blocking and reflection control glass. Framing technology has come a long way since I started doing it.” With a background in graphic design Mike attended Art College before going into advertising but it was his love of art and craft that took him first into framing with Arthur Youdell in Kendal, “I took to framing like a duck to water!” says Mike, “but after three years of learning the craft from Arthur I was ready to branch out on my own. That was when we first took a lease on the property we now own and, as they say, the rest is history.”

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Starting out with a bespoke framing service and a gallery, by the mid 1990’s the internet had reduced sales of artwork making that part of the business no longer viable, “so we had to close the gallery in about 1995 but by that time the shop had branched out in to card sales as well as framing.” These days the shop also sells a wide range of stationary items as well as selected quality gifts, “you really need to know your market, what’s selling, what isn’t but quality has always been at the core of everything we’ve done at Paper Gallery. We try to understand what our customers want.” It is this personal touch that has stood Paper Gallery in good stead on Market Street, Lancaster for the past thirty five years and, hopefully, for at least the next 35!

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BOHEMIA @GALLERY 23 From 11 May - 7 October, Lancaster’s Gallery 23, will be hosting Bohemia Exhibition. It will reflect upon historical and contemporary bohemia, its origins and global influences. ANDREA ESERIN – JEWELLERY DESIGNER + MAKER Since graduating from the celebrated Jewellery Degree course at Middlesex University in 1999, extensive travel throughout Central America and South East Asia, as well as a lifelong passion for the natural world, has given Andrea a love for colour and pattern. Andrea translates these aspects into her designs using a combination of precious metals, gem stones and gorgeous fabric remnants. For the Bohemia exhibition Andrea aims to show the sumptuousness of the recycled sarees and kimonos she uses in her ‘Hoop’ collection, setting these fabrics into both wood and silver. LIZ COLLINSON – CERAMIC ARTIST Liz graduated in the summer of 2007 with a First Class Honours Degree in Ceramics, “Best in Show” award from Portmeirion and a bursary from the Craft Potters Association. Since attending the Slade School of Art in the summer of 2008, she has been experimenting with colour, both in oil paintings and in her ceramics. The coast line, to the North Lancaster is very special with gorgeous colourful beaches, and wonderful sunsets. This together with the slate found in the South Lakes has often been an inspiration for her colours. JENNIE JACKSON – TEXTILE ARTIST Jennie Jackson is a textile designer using traditional hand dyeing, screen printing and painting techniques to create unique contemporary designs. She employs multiple processes to create rich, multi-layered designs on linen, cotton and silk. Each item is individually created, and no two pieces are the same. KIMBERLEY COOLE – PHOTOGRAPHER Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. It is an amazing experience to observe and photograph such varied cultures and I see it as a great privilege that I am able to share the beauty and diversity of the world I’ve seen with others. The images taken by other photographers have inspired me throughout my many adventures, so now I hope my own contributions will inspire others to go out and see the world for themselves. SAPLING SHOTS – HANDMADE LEATHER CRAFTS I’ve been making different things out of natural materials for the last 15 years, I now primarily work with leather but still regularly produce catapults and other items from locally sourced material. I’m inspired by the great outdoors I really enjoy the concepts of Bushcraft and being self sufficient, these principles drive me to create different items which I will use but that I also make for people on a commission basis. There will be a “BOHEMIA” EXHIBITION LAUNCH on Friday 12th May from 5-7PM where PROVINO wines will be presented to guests by Alberto Zambianchi.


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‘Uncle Jeremy’s Household’ ...was a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle set in and around Ingleton. Written in 1885, the year of his wedding at St Oswald’s, Thornton-in-Lonsdale, it was the prototype for the famous Sherlock Holmes stories which followed. Today’s ‘Uncle Jeremy’s Household’ is an 18th Century shop in Ingleton Village Centre selling gifts, souvenirs, childrenswear, traditional toys & helium balloons.

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‘Uncle Jeremy’s Household’ was a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle’s mother left Masongill Cottage after a 35 year Doyle set in and around Written in case 1885, theshop yearwhich of tenure.Ingleton. We now have a display in the includes first editions of the two short stories here his wedding at St Oswald’s, Thornton-in-Lonsdale, it wassetthe by Conan Doyle.Holmes Uncle Jeremy’s is also prototype for the famous Sherlock storiesHousehold which followed. offering a prize of £100 to the best dressed character Today’s ‘Uncle Jeremy’s is an plot 18th shop in fromHousehold’ a Sherlock Holmes at Century the two theatre Ingleton Village Centre selling gifts, childrenswear, performances of ‘Thesouvenirs, Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’, Juneballoons. 17th 2017 at St Oswald’s traditional toysSaturday & helium

Church, Thornton-in-Lonsdale (where Conan Doyle married his first wife in 1885) and Saturday November 4th 2017 at St Mary’s Church, Ingleton (home of ‘The Sherlock Window’). Please contact us for more details and to buy tickets.’

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The ‘Don’t Go into the Cellar’ Theatre Company are bringing ‘The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’ to St Oswald’s Church, Thornton in Lonsdale on June 17th at 7.30pm. The greatest fictional sleuth of all time springs back to life in these stirring adaptations of the Conan Doyle classics. A high energy one man show, featuring a plethora of dashing heroes, villainous rogues and vintage thrills! Tickets are available from ‘Uncle Jeremy’s Household’ shop, or from the church (ring Rosemary Hartley 015242 42207) £10 each, including light refreshments (wine & cheese etc) The performance will be repeated at St Mary’s Church, Ingleton on November 4th (Home of the Sherlock window). Fancy dress is optional, but at both performances our shop is offering a £100 cash prize for the best dressed character from a Sherlock Holmes plot in the audience. The theatre company will select the winner at the end of each performance. Uncle Jeremy’s Household, is located in the centre of the beautiful tourist village of Ingleton, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Our shop is named after a short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1885, which was set in and around Ingleton. Today’s Uncle Jeremy’s Household sells an eclectic mix of fair trade, traditional and novel items for babies & toddlers, plus a few indulgences for the home. We have a small museum cabinet dedicated to the Arthur Conan Doyle link and a range of souveniers. June 2017 marks 100 years since Conan Doyle’s mother Mary left Masongill Cottage near Ingleton after a 35 year tenure, to live near her daughter in West Grinstead. St Oswald’s is where Conan Doyle married his first wife Louise Hawkins in 1885.


BLOSSOMING ART EXHIBITION Come along to one of our exhibitions of local artists work and craft displays or get involved yourself, members are all local to Lancashire. Blossoming Art, owned by local business woman Sue White, hosts four Art Exhibitions a year and has an online gallery for the display and sale of its member artists’ work. Members are all local to Lancashire from Bolton-le-Sands, Forton, Garstang through to Pilling and Thornton Cleveleys with many coming from the Lancaster area. Blossoming Art’s first exhibition was held in September 2015 and we have held six more since, showing an extremely wide variety of artwork encompassing all tastes and price ranges. We currently have 50 members but always welcome more to develop the variety of subject and medium. The exhibitions are at differing venues throughout the area – so far Cockerham Village Hall, Bilsborrow Village Hall, Hambleton

Village Hall and Cabus Village Hall. The artwork is displayed to best advantage on custom stands made by Sue’s late husband Ken and have been much admired by both artists and visitors alike. In September 2016 we were excited to develop the event to incorporate a Craft Fair running alongside the art exhibition. We accept stallholders for the Craft Fair, who predominantly hand make the items for sale, although we do have a number who sell craft supplies, because crafters never have enough stock! There is also a very popular demonstration from Shelagh Bond of Crafter’s Companion with additional make and take during the weekend.


SAT & SUN 15 & 16 JULY We are extremely excited to be holding our next Exhibition at Ellel Village Hall on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July with the craft demonstration on Saturday 15th.

An extremely wide variety of artwork encompassing all tastes and price ranges.

Saturday 15th July 2017 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

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COLLECTING ART -in a small way Come along to the largest open art exhibition in the North West, it it’s 28th year the Milnthorpe Art Exhibition is a great place to view and buy fairly priced original art.

Something nice to hang in your home

Artist - Les Barlow

Once you have bought that new kitchen or bathroom have you thought about adding something nice to the wall or hall table? Something that gets you or your guests thinking and talking, that is unique to you and your tastes? We are talking about collecting some original paintings and artwork. We don’t mean the Gulbenkian, Frick or Saatchi collections but something affordable by ordinary people.

28 years of Milnthorpe Art Exhibition

Now in it’s 28th year the Milnthorpe Art exhibition provides the opportunity to purchase original art by accomplished local artists at affordable prices. It is the largest open art exhibition in the North West which means that artwork has already undergone a selection process. It’s also run for charity (this year for Macmillan Nurses) which means that your purchases fund good causes. So time to chuck out those prints and buy something to reflect your personal taste and be a long term source of pleasure. You may even find the next Picasso! Each year we feature two artists, our 2017 artists are Tim Pavey and Les Darlow.

Artist Tim Pavey “I studied Fine Art and Printmaking at Southampton College of Art, where I developed an enduring affinity with the English Landscape Tradition. I use landscape as a vehicle to express my ideas. in my work I like to ask questions, the images often containing metaphors. I am concerned with ideas about time/space and the interdependency of all things and references to these concepts are often included in my paintings. At the same time I just love working with paint and discovering what it can do! My preferred mediums are Gouache, Acrylic and Ink.”

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Artist - Les Darlow “I was born in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1961, and trained as a technical and Scientific Illustrator, having now freed myself of the technical preciseness of a photo realistic painting I now paint expressively and creatively, producing paintings that are based on feeling, light, energy and movement. I have a love and passion for weather and landscapes and most of my paintings are subjects that have that connection for me. I think that one can paint the same scene over and over again as light and weather change the subject continuously.



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3rd June - LANCASTER Piccadilly Garden Summer Fair

11th June - LANCASTER Warton Stock Car Racing

Owl display, stalls, live music, food icecream and prizes. See page 41.

Family fun, come along and watch the action and excitement on the track. Shop, toilets & refreshments.

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3rd & 4th June - HALTON Garden Safari and other Activities

Summer Holiday Activity Programme - LANCASTER & MORECAMBE July & August

Garden Safari, craft and community stalls, cafe, lots to do and see. 01524 811316

Sports, Arts, Nature & Museum Activities.

3rd & 4th June - CROOKLANDS Country Fest - 10-5 Sat | 10-4 Sun

Until 9th September - LANCASTER Ruskin Library Exhibition

A great day out for all the family, including Bolddog Lings Stunt Team as seen on TV. See page 80.

Coming of Age: Ruskin’s Drawings from the 1840-41 Tour. Open 10am-4pm Mon-Fri. 015395

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2nd June - LANCASTER Dino Day

3rd & 4th June - WARTON Garden Safari and other Activities

11am - 4pm Market Square, Lancaster

Garden Safari, craft and community stalls, cafe, lots to do and see.

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2nd June - LANCASTER Talks at The Dementia Hub

10th June - LANCASTER Ladies Moonlight Walk

If you are affected by dementia or worried about your memory, come and find local information in one friendly place. At St John’s Hospice – First Friday of the month 1.30pm- 3.30pm

Come and be a hospice hero, walk 14 or 25km, dressed as your favourite super hero. 01524 382538


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16th June - ENDMOOR Cruise back to the 80’s Raising money for St Johns Hospice. Over 18’s only. Boat cruise including welcome drink, buffet and disco. See page 47. 01539 733228

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Raising money for St Johns Hospice. 7pm Midnight at LA8 OHW. £12.50 See page 47. 01539 733228

17th June - LANCASTER The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes St Oswolds Church, Thornton in Lonsdale. High energy one man show featuring dashing heros rogues and vintage thrills. Tickets: 015252 42207

22nd June - LANCASTER The Making Place Open Day Free entry. Adults interested in art & craft can get together. See page 75. Facebook/themakingplacelancaster

24th & 25th June - MORECAMBE Catch the Wind Kite Festival Beautiful kites, live music & street entertainment. Page 93. 01524 831997

24th & 25th June - LANCASTER & MORECAMBE Armed Forces Day (s) Lancaster Castle 24th June & Winter Gardens 25th June. See page 96.


25th June - LANCASTER Warton Stock Car Racing

9th July - LANCASTER Gresgarth Hall Gardens Open Day

Family fun, come along and watch the action and excitement on the track. Shop, toilets & refreshments.

Price £8 per adult, accompanied children free. No dogs. Teas and refreshments available.

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30th June - LANCASTER Cancer Care Coffee Morning

9th July - LANCASTER Warton Stock Car Racing

Pop into our Slyndales Centre in Lancaster or our Lakes Centre in Kendal for a cuppa and a natter from 10am -

Family fun, come along and watch the action and excitement on the track. Shop, toilets & refreshments.


1st 2nd July - SEDERGH Sedbergh Cycling Festival & Sportive

9th July - LANCASTER Family Day & Dog Show


Bike displays, racing, workshops, stands, camping, beer, live music & sportive.

Come along to the largest open art exhibition in the North West. View & buy fairly priced original art. Page 85. St Thomas’s Church, Milnthorpe

Fairground, pony rides, food, ice cream, stalls, birds of prey. See page 45.

5th August - GARSTANG Garstang Show Fun for all the family including Motorcycle stunt show, circus, sheep show & dog racing.

15th July - Ellel Crafters Companion Demo Day

If you are affected by dementia or worried about your memory, come and find local information in one friendly

10am - 4pm. Free admission. Refreshments including light lunches. Make & Take £ 1pm-5pm. Ellel Village Hall, Galgate. See page 83.

place. 01253 799119

7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th JulyLANCASTER The Demon Headmaster

15th & 16th July - Ellel Art Exhibition & Craft Fair

Based on the popular novel by Gillian

Family fun, come along and watch the action and excitement on the track. Shop, toilets & refreshments.

3rd - 6th August - MILNTHORPE MILNTHORPE Art Exhibition

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7th July - LANCASTER Talks at The Dementia Hub

23rd July - LANCASTER Warton Stock Car Racing

Ellel Village Hall, Galgate. See page 83. 01253 799119

8th August - KIRKBY LONSDALE Lunesdale Agricultural Show Family fun, animals & shoes and food and entertainment. See page 43.

14th - 18th August - LANCASTER Act One Theatre Summer School Age 6 - 18 years week long theatre school, final performance of Little Shop of Horrors at the end of the week. See page 88. 01524 64695



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LOCAL PLACES Tucked away on the north-east side of Morecambe Bay, the small picturesque village of Arnside sits within an area of outstanding natural beauty with its copses, hedgerows, and pasture land adding a lovely contrast to its rich, brackish marshes. Arnside, with its stunning long distance views of the Lakeland mountains has a mild climate that makes it a haven for many rare butterflies, flowers, and alpine plants. Large numbers of wading birds and wildfowl reside in or visit the estuary, much of which is owned by the RSPB, including the Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. Leighton Moss is a reed-swamp that makes it an attractive home to marshland birds. Although in Cumbria, Arnside is close to the border with Lancashire and historically was in the ancient county of Westmorland. In fact, historically Arnside was the only seaside resort in Westmorland! Although this quiet and peaceful corner of Morecambe Bay is teaming with wildlife, Arnside has more secrets to uncover, with places of interest that you might not have heard about…

Arnside Viaduct – so good they built it three times! Impressive by anyone’s standards, at over 552 yards (505 m) long, with 50 piers Arnside Viaduct majestically straddles the tidal part of the River Kent as it empties into Morecambe Bay. Forming part of the Cumbrian Coast Line the viaduct carries the line which connects Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Grangeover-Sands to Carnforth and Lancaster it was originally built in 1857, being the first viaduct in the country to use water jets in the construction of the footings for the piers.

Arnside has more secrets to uncover, with places of interest that you might not have heard about… Although significantly lower than it’s Munro cousins north of the border, what this little Marilyn lacks in height it more than makes up for with beauty and location, the views from Arnside Knott are memorably stunning and well worth the climb!

Ancient Grubbins Wood is really old!

Grubbins Woods is a tract of an ancient rare British woodland. Woodland has probably been present at Grubbins Wood, a Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve, since medieval times and throughout history it has provided wood for local communities who have coppiced its trees for fuel and shelter. But although old, whatever time of year you visit the woods there is something interesting and lively to see and experience. In late spring and early summer, fragrant Bluebells and Wild Garlic carpet the woodland floor followed by Greater Butterfly and Spotted Orchids. Summer time sees legions of Southern Wood ants busy carrying food to their large nest mounds, stocking up their larders. In autumn, the ancient copses are full of vibrant bright red berries on the Lancastrian Whitebeam. And as the trees lay bare of leaf, enjoy the waders and wildfowl down on the foreshore in the depths of winter.

At the height of the First World War, in 1915 the viaduct was rebuilt so it could carry the heavy munitions trains coming from Barrow south and onwards to the front line. More recently, the deck and upper portion of the viaduct was completely replaced in 2011 making trains noticeably quieter as they crossed the estuary.

Arnside Knott – not a Munro, it’s a Marilyn!

Arnside Knott is an impressive local beauty spot and hill with a summit elevation of 159 metres which looks down over the tidal extremes of Morecambe Bay. As it is higher than 150 metres it has earned the classification of ‘Marilyn’. The name ‘Marilyn’ was originally coined as a witty pun contrasting with the Scottish term ‘Munro’ (which is a Scottish mountain with a height of more than 3,000 feet (914.4 m).


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Arnside tower Arnside Tower was once the first line of defence of the realm against marauding northern invaders. The Tower is one of a number of 15th century Pele towers built in a ring around Morecambe Bay. In a time of border raids by the Scots the Pele Towers were the ancient equivalent of RADAR! Arnside Tower is the only Pele accessible to the public though, for public safety reasons, entering the building is not allowed. Please check before you visit.

Surf up the River Kent on the Arnside Tidal Bore!

At various times of the year it might just be possible to surf up the River Kent on the Arnside Tidal Bore which is actually a tidal wave! The Arnside Bore is a rare tidal phenomenon which occurs in relatively few locations across the globe. It is caused by the leading edge of the incoming tide being forced through a narrowing bay causing a wave against the direction of the bay’s current. The highest bores coincide with the highest tides and those generally occur in spring time. But if you want to see are really impressive tidal wave it would be better to choose springtime, and a day when the River Kent is swollen from a lot of rainfall and when there is a strong westerly wind! Lakeland District Council provide a seasonal siren to warn of the incoming tide at Arnside. The siren is sounded twice before each daylight high tide, the first time roughly 15 to 20 minutes before the tidal bore is due and the second siren is sounded just as the bore reaches Blackstone Point (New Barns), which is just further down the bay.

Lakeland Coast Statesman Saturday 16 September 2017 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham International, Tame Bridge Parkway, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley Town , Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel around the Cumbrian Coast, probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay as we journey to Ravenglass, where there is the opportunity to ride the legendary Ravenglass & Eskdale railway into the Fells. Why not make a visit to this beautiful area, there is more to Arnside than meets the eye!

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ncaster. With generous parking facilities and ease of“Itaccess can be a long day, sometimes more than thirteen hours,” Less Air miles! explains Dan, “I normally get in to work at about 8.45 am

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for lunch. Lunchtime is normally very busy but I try and take o host and born, deliver special dayDan toHunt, a very bredyour and trained Chef, arehigh standard. a break between 2 and 4 and then I’ll be back at 4 to do committed to sourcing as many ingredients as possible locally.

more preparation. We tend to be busy from about 5pm when people come in from work to eat and then we’ve got the A la Carte in the evening. I generally finish at about 11pm. It is a “It’s very important to us at Greaves Park that we OW E R Hknow A M where R OA D | L A N C A S T E R | L Along 1 shift 3 Abut H its more than a job to me and my team, who are our food is coming from, and that’s fantastic to . u k | 0 1 5for2everything 4 3 8 9 from 3 3 5the |meat i n fwe o@ g r e av e s p a r k . c o . u kwork with, it’s more like our passion.” use to the dairy we buy, to the ice cream we serve as dessert. Our ice cream supplier, Cool Cow Ice Cream are local and supply us with some fantastic flavours, including Christmas Pud Ice Cream and Pink Champagne Sorbet during the festive period!”

Something for everyone

Something of a dining experience no matter what your dietary requirement there’s something special to eat no matter what your preferences and requirement; “we do like to think that we cater for every taste and requirement and that we produce high quality, locally sourced food, that supports local producers and gives diners the peace of mind of knowing where their meal has come from. We’re sure that you can taste the difference too!”

F ield to plate ethos

“Our field to plate ethos is really important to us at Greaves Park and we really try and get as much as possible locally.” As well as the meat, dairy produce and ice cream, Greaves Park uses Glasson Dock smoked fish and chicken, Morecambe Bay shrimps, the beer and cider comes from Lancaster as does the tea and coffee, “even our crisps are from Lancashire,” declares Dan proudly. An all-round exiting food experience that mostly comes from close to home awaits anyone lucky enough to visit Dan and his team at Greaves Park. “We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.” Dan and the team

More than a job

Creating special food at Greaves Park is definitely more than a job for Head Chef Dan and his second chef, Mark Thornley, who have been working together for more than ten years.

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LOCAL EVENTS hopefully in attendance, and more about celebrating the quality and versatility of our forces because whenever there is a job to be done that no one else can do in this country, our armed forces step in and do a good, professional job with minimal fuss.” But as well as a celebration the Armed Forces Days offer support for any military veterans that are currently in need, “although only a very small percentage of veterans do have welfare issues, there are some bearing the physical and mental toll of military service and these two events will include support for these people.”

Our area is lucky this year in that we’ve got two Armed Forces Days! On Saturday 24th of June there will be celebrations taking place in and around Lancaster Castle and then on Sunday 25th on Morecambe promenade and in the Winter Gardens. More of a celebration than a commemoration AFD is a chance for Britain to celebrate the past achievements and continuing contribution made by the British Armed Forces to our way of life be it in wartime or in times when our nation is beset by natural disasters. Everyone is more than welcome to come along, show support and give thanks to the brave lads and lasses who never let us down. “The British military is much, much more than a force that fights wars or protects our country,” explains Squadron Leader Brian Jefferson, retired RAF, “they are the people the country turns to when no one else can do the job. Green goddess fire engines have traditional fought fires during strikes, soldiers buried the poor animals effected by the foot and mouth crisis and when people needed rescuing or bridges needed building during the flood the winter before last it was the armed services who stepped in and got the job done.” Set up originally by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2008, and initially local former members of the Parachute Regiment were heavily involved. The Lancaster Military Heritage first got involved locally in 2010 with former Royal Navy Submariner, Tim Roberts, helping organise the events. Events were initially just held at Lancaster Castle but after last year’s event it was agreed to try a two day, multi-site event and Morecambe sea front was suggested as the perfect second venue. “These two days are an opportunity for the public to come along and enjoy a couple of interesting days whilst at the same time being able to say ‘thank you’ to the British Armed Forces,” explains Squadron Leader Jefferson, “it’s less focussed on commemoration, although there will be some stands that remember both world wars, with veterans of the former


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Over the two days there are lots of things taking places, lots of old military vehicles, World War Two re-enactments, veterans in World War One uniforms, “but the events will also be supporting the brilliant work of the British emergency services, not only because they do an excellent job but because many ex-forces personnel tend to go into the emergency services when they retire.” Squadron Leader Jefferson is an interesting character in his own right, spending sixteen years in the RAF as a pilot and then a further fourteen as a reservist, “flying is in my blood,” he explains, “and I spent the last eight years of my working life working as a commercial pilot out of Manchester Airport.” According to Squadron Leader Jefferson, Lancaster Military Heritage Group is something of a unique institution, “it came about after the closure of the Bowerham Barracks in the late 1990’s,” he explains and was the brainchild of the late Major General Nigel St-George-Gribbon who wanted the loss of a permanent military regiment not to mean a total loss of a military presence in the area. The LMHG originally incorporated just the army but subsequently incorporated a tri-service organisation. “It’s quite a unique organisation and a brilliant idea by Major General St-George Gribbon, who was himself a brilliant man. Its aims are to forge strong, effective links between the military and civil communities to create a better understanding of the needs of serving and former military personnel. LMHG works with councillors and representatives, public and commercial organisations to create a better situation for the military. It’s a busy organisation with approximately 150 members. Although our area is no longer home to any permanent armed forces it does have a very active veteran’s movement and a vibrant cadet service, along with the Lancaster Military Heritage Group and Armed Forces, Armed Forces Days 2017 are bound to be a resounding success, paying tribute and giving thanks to the heroes who always put the needs of the general public before their own.

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Bay Search and Rescue is operated as a charity and specialises in rescue and recovery from quicksand, swiftwater, floodwater, snow and ice. We also search for missing persons, and assist the fire services with large animal rescue and wildfire incident support.

By Rob Bullock

Teamwork is the watchword for Bay Search and Rescue according to Deputy Station Officer, Paul Calland. Our primary role is to support the statutory emergency services; the Fire & Rescue Service, The Police, NW Ambulance Service and HM Coastguard with trained rescue personnel and a fleet of heavy specialist rescue vehicles and boats. HAGGLUND BV206 It is this heavy-duty gear that people often think of when they think of Bay Search and Rescue, especially the magnificent all terrain, amphibious Hagglund BV206’s. These giant vehicles allow Bay Search and Rescue to specialise in rescue and recovery from quicksand, swiftwater, floodwater, snow and ice, often places where no one can go! But of course the equipment is only as good as the people operating


them and BSAR has some of the best trained, motivated and committed people in the country. “BSAR will, if called upon by DEFRA go anywhere in the country. We just load our hagglunds and boats on to the back of our big trucks and go!” DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS Dedicated volunteers are really what make BSAR so special from the frontline rescue personnel to the mechanics who maintain the specialist equipment to the teams of people who work in their two charity shops in Milnthorpe and Grange, “it was quite a big step for us to open the charity shops,” explains Paul, “but they’ve made such a difference to our operations, raising much needed funds.” STARTED SMALL… Bay Search and Rescue had relatively humble beginnings. Established in 1999 they evolved out of the very special rescue conditions that are peculiar to Morecambe, “Morecambe Bay is quite unique. It empties almost completely twice a day, there are miles of flat sand, some of it lethal quicksand, but it also has a lot of inaccessible areas too,

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especially the edges. Started by ex Arnside Coastguard Gary Parsons as Bay Hovercraft Rescue in 1999, they quickly realised that whilst a hovercraft was fast to respond it could only carry a small crew and very limited equipment, and could only operate on flat sand or water, not the inaccessible edges. Alongside the hovercraft they operated a pair of six wheeled Argocats (older readers will remember these from the 1970’s children’s TV show ‘The Banana Splits), but these also had issues crossing the marshes and were also limited in the crew and equipment they could carry. Eventually BSAR discovered the Hagglunds which are military vehicles designed to go anywhere, “although they’re not fast like the hovercraft they are big. They can carry eighteen people inside where it’s warm. The BSAR hovercraft was deployed during the search for the Chinese Cockle pickers in 2004 and during 18 hours of operations the two crew both ended up with Hypothermia. But with the Hagglunds our team and the people we’re rescuing are out of the elements.

BAY SEARCH & RESCUE FACTS 25 Operational team members

150 cars pulled off Lindale Hill, Cumbria during blizzards.

13 Vehicle rescue fleet 5 bases (including shared Fire Service bases at Bolton le Sands and Arnside.)

The Hagglund is very much a multipurpose vehicle, “it can carry people inside on stretchers, it can carry a combination of people and equipment, or just equipment. It can even carry 2000 litres of water when it is on fire fighting duty, “with the Hagglund we used to support the fire service for moor fire incidents where their fire engines cannot get to. We can carry the firefighters, their equipment and water to places nothing else can.” Hagglunds don’t come cheap though, a fully refurbished one could easily cost £150,000, “Bay Search and Rescue has been very fortunate with regard to our Hagglunds,” explained Paul, “we swopped the two Argocats for the first one and found two others secondhand locally,, but we’re constantly faced with the challenge of maintaining such a complicated piece of machinery and that’s why we’re always looking for experienced military or heavy truck mechanics.” ADAPTING TO CHALLENGES Paul explains that Bay Search and Rescue is very ably supported by the local community with a long list of volunteers in the shops and people actually waiting to join the search

2013 saw 74 people rescued in one night during a snow rescue. 2015 floods saw 7 teams working continually in and around Kendal. 2 team members are flood advisors.

and rescue team, but what there is a shortage of is suitably experienced mechanics willing to join their team, “our equipment is highly specialised, so we need people with unique skills. But adapting to challenges has been a success of BSAR since the beginning. We’ve always renovated and maintained our own machinery.” As well as experienced mechanics, Bay Search and Rescue is also looking for trustees to help the charity evolve yet further, “like a lot of charities we’re facing changing circumstance, and we’re currently looking for committed people to come on board with experience of working in this kind of charitable organisation to become trustees.”


So far this year there has been seventeen incident call outs, and whilst BSAR has on average around thirty call outs per year this can rise dramatically when the need arises, “we had about ninety call outs in the whole of 2015 but of that over forty of them were just in the month of December, during the terrible floods of that Christmas.” WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES

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BSR is a happy vibrant team of volunteers who work in conjunction with the emergency services and the background of members is mixed adding to a wide knowledge and experience base, “some people, are ex-military,” explains Paul, “but we’ve also got serving police, fire and rescue personnel and paramedics.”


What is the biggest challenge currently facing Bay Search and Rescue? “Maintaining rescue vehicles and complicated machinery is always hard, fundraising is a challenge and, of course, then you’ve got rescues that no one else can do.” But even though volunteering with an organisation like BSAR involves a massive commitment on the part of individuals like Paul, they do it because no one else does, “we’re committed and well trained, we go about our work quietly and we’re proud to work as a team with the other emergency services. When we all work together everything just clicks.” 103

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Large selection of Belts £20 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K Cleveley Bank Road, For ton T E L : 0152 4 7 913 6 2

Airtight Atkinsons Tin Canister £5 W W W.T H E CO F F E E H O P P E R . CO M 10 -12 C h i n a S t r e e t , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 6 5 470

B e e t l e Tr i n k e t Tra y m a d e f r o m Ve g a n f r i e n d l y c h i n a £10 .9 5 W W W. D O W N T O E A R T H C R A F T G A L L E R Y. CO. U K 12 S i r S i m o n s A r c a d e , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 3 6 4 8 5

B i o l o g y Co a s t e r s £10 .9 5 W W W. D O W N T O E A R T H

Modern Home Mug in Gift Box made f r o m Ve g a n f r i e n d l y c h i n a £9.9 5

C R A F T G A L L E R Y. CO. U K

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SHOP LOCAL R S P B L o v e N a t u r e e x t ra - v i r g i n ra p e s e e d o i l £4 . 9 9

M e d i u m C a n t e e n Fl a s k 47 3 m l , R o o t 7 £ 24 .9 5

W W W. R S P B . O R G . U K

W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K

Storrs Ln, Silverdale

23 Brock Street, Lancaster T E L : 0152 4 61111

T E L : 0152 4 7016 01

L a z y J a c k s S u p e r s o f t 1/4 Z i p N e c k Sw e a t e r £45 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K Cleveley Bank Road, For ton T E L : 0152 4 7 913 6 2

S o c k s Pa c k a t £4 0 W W W. J O S E P H C L O T H I N G . CO. U K 54 North Road, Lancaster T E L : 0152 4 6 3 9 81

O l n e y Fl a t C a p £ 39. 9 9 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K

J a c k M u r p h y R u m p l e S h i r t £ 35 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K Cleveley Bank Road, For ton Pa u l S m i t h N a k e d L a d y Wa l l e t £13 0

T E L : 0152 4 7 913 6 2

W W W. J O S E P H C L O T H I N G . CO. U K 54 North Road, Lancaster T E L : 0152 4 6 3 9 81

Duck with boots - £28 W W W. M J B I R D. CO. U K T h e O l d M i l l , B o l t o n - l e -S a n d s T E L : 0152 4 7 32 0 6 2

Fra n c h i S e e d s “ M i s t i c a n z a L a t t u g h e C r o cc a n t e ” (c r u n c h y L e t t u ce M i x ) £ 2 . 2 5

Co f f e e B r e w i n g - A e r o b i e A e r o p r e s s £ 27. 50 W W W.T H E CO F F E E H O P P E R . CO M 10 -12 C h i n a S t r e e t , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 6 5 470


Pa u l S m i t h B e l t £110

Station Lane, Scor ton

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The 50s are back...


TEL: 01524 419293 find us at: 205 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 4BU

OPEN: 7 days a week




23-25 Common Garden Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XD | 01524 32971


THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING If you are looking for that perfect engagement ring, Silver Tree welcome you to come along to the Penny Street store. Whether you are a man on a secret mission who has no idea about rings or a couple who have a design in mind, Hannah, Oliver and their staff are always happy to help. Silver Tree Jewellery is a family run business, owners Oliver and Hannah took over running the shop from Olivers Mum Pat. Since opening its doors in 1982 Silver Tree has offered fantastic customer service and a unique atmosphere to their customers. In 2016 owners Hannah and Oliver opened The Diamond Room which features stunning collections of engagement rings, wedding bands, eternity rings and diamond set jewellery, and gives customers a unique setting in which to choose their extra special purchase. Oliver and Hannah, themselves a young local couple, pride themselves on being highly knowledgable but very approachable, they welcome people to pop in and browse knowing staff are at hand to assist them should they need it. Oliver offers his top tips on choosing the perfect engagement ring:

What suits her? - what would your other half normally wear silver or yellow gold? Does she like sparkly and unique pieces like our popular halo designs or does she require something more understated like a simple yet stunning diamond solitaire? Rings are made in white, yellow, or rose gold or platinum.

Clarity - ranging from F (Flawless) - I3 (Included). Diamonds have natural occurring inclusions within them and most are not seen with the naked eye. Cut - this is the most important aspect upon looking at

diamonds. All our diamonds have an excellent cut grade to let the light perfectly refract within the diamond.

Carat - this is purely the metric weight of the diamond.

Buying diamonds. Keep

Our new halo designed capsule collection of Engagements rings are all machine set with precision in Germany.

it simple and always adhere to the GIA’s (Gemmological Institute of America) Four C’s rule: Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat.

Wedding jewellery collections by Brown & Newirth offer lifetime guarantee and free engraving!

Colour - ranging from D-Z (D being the best colourless diamond). The Diamond Room at Silver Tree Jewellery typically offers stones in colours D-H of your choosing.


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In addiction to the GIA Four C’s we have one more from The Diamond Room which is Certificate. All our new diamond set shoulders and halo Engagement Rings are all certificated.

The Diamond Room Engagement Rings are presented in a newly designed small couture ring box. This is so you can make the proposal as discreet as possible.


SHOP LOCAL S i l v e r I n d i a n S u n E a r r i n g s £ 24 DOWN TO EARTH M o o n s t o n e Fl o w e r E a r r i n g s £15 .9 5 DOWN TO EARTH

F a c e t e d L a b ra d o r i t e E a r r i n g s £ 2 3 W W W. D O W N T O E A R T H C R A F T G A L L E R Y. CO. U K 12 S i r S i m o n s A r c a d e , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 3 6 4 8 5

L a b ra d o r i t e a n d S i l v e r D r o p E a r r i n g s £ 32 DOWN TO EARTH



Sw e d i s h D e s i g n , G u l l d i a N e c k l a ce - £ 69. 0 0 ASHTON HALL GARDEN CENTRE Ashton Road, Thurnham T E L : 0152 4 751767

Fa n s , A c r y l i c & St e r l i n g S i l v e r E a r r i n g s , To o l a l l y. £45 ARTERIA 23 Brock Street, Lancaster T E L : 0152 4 61111

Olivia Burton W h i t e D i a l L i l a c & R o s e G o l d Wa t c h £ 8 0

Peace of Mind sterling silver spinning ring £25


A n a i s Pa r i s L o c k e t s e t s s ta r t f r o m £135

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W W W. K I T T Y B R O W N . CO. U K A s h t r e e s Wa y, C a r n f o r t h T E L : 0152 4 7 332 4 3

Thomas Sabo C l a s s i c D i a m o n d E a r r i n g s £12 5 S I LV E R T R E E J E W E L L E R Y. CO. U K

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Matching Kite Organic Blankets £23 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K Cleveley Bank Road, For ton T E L : 0152 4 7 913 6 2

O r g a n i c Sw a d d l e M u s l i n , We e G a l l e r y. £ 2 2 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K 23 Brock Street, Lancaster T E L : 0152 4 61111 K i t e O r g a n i c Co t t o n B a b y G r o w s £18 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K

K i t e G i r l s D r e s s £ 27 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K


L i t t l e L i f e Wa t e r B o t t l e £ 8 .9 9 e a c h

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C h i l d r e n s S a f a r i R u g £9 9 W W W. M J B I R D. CO. U K

Little Life Crocodile Lunch B o x £11. 9 9

The Old Mill, Bolton-le-sands T E L : 0152 4 7 32 0 6 2

W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K Sugar Pink Dress £34 W W W. L Z B O U T I Q U E . CO M 27 7 M a r i n e R o a d C e n t r a l , M o r e c a m b e

S u g a r P i n k L e g g i n g s £12 , T S h i r t £16 Cardigan £23

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B u n n y B a b y 2 H a n d l e d L e a r n i n g S p o o n , C r o u s . £ 5 .9 9 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K 2 3 B r o c k S t r e e t , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 61111


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Wo m e n s S e a s a l t R u c k s a c k - £ 3 6 . 0 0

W W W. A S H T O N H A L L G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K Ashton Road, Lancaster T E L : 0152 4 751767

To g g i B e t h a n y B l o u s e £45 . 0 0 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K Cleveley Bank Road, Forton T E L : 0152 4 7 913 6 2

Rieker ladies Glitz y s a n d a l a t £4 9.9 9 W W W. B R I G G S . CO. U K A s h t r e e s Wa y, C a r n f o r t h T E L : 0152 4 7 332 4 3

B r i g g s V i n ta g e “ B a r d o t ” t o p a t £ 2 0 W W W. B R I G G S . CO. U K A s h t r e e s Wa y, C a r n f o r t h T E L : 0152 4 7 332 4 3

B ra i n t r e e B a m b o o S o c k s 3 p a i r s f o r £12 . 50 W W W. D O W N T O E A R T H C R A F T G A L L E R Y. CO. U K 12 S i r S i m o n s A r c a d e , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 3 6 4 8 5

Tu l c h a n S u p e r s o f t St r i p e J e r s e y £4 0 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K Cleveley Bank Road, For ton T E L : 0152 4 7 913 6 2

L a d i e s Fr e n c h C r u i s e w e a r S c a r f/ S h a w l £15 W W W. J CCO U N T R Y. CO. U K

L i l y Fl a m e S c e n t e d C a n d l e s £ 8 .9 5 W W W. L Z B O U T I Q U E . CO M 27 7 M a r i n e R o a d C e n t r a l , M o r e c a m b e T E L : 0152 4 4 0 07 8 3

Lazy Jacks Batik Dress £30


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SHOP LOCAL B ra i n t r e e M o k o m o Fl o ra l To p w a s £ 39 n o w £ 2 3 . 4 0 W W W. D O W N T O E A R T H C R A F T G A L L E R Y. CO. U K 12 S i r S i m o n s A r c a d e , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 3 6 4 8 5

Tu l c h a n T s h i r t i n s p i r e d b y K i r k b y L o n s d a l e ’s a r c h i t e c t u r e ! £ 32

G e o m e t r i c J a c q u a r d j u m p e r, Tu l c h a n £ 52





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N o m a d s Fa i r Tra d e s l e e v e l e s s t o p £ 3 4 , l i n e n t r o u s e r s £4 0 a n d c r i n k l e s c a r f £10

B ra i n t r e e I n g a R a e D r e s s was £58 now £34.80

N o m a d s Co t t o n s l e e v e l e s s t u n i c £34.00

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W W W. K I T T Y B R O W N . CO. U K

C R A F T G A L L E R Y. CO. U K

Station Lane, Scor ton

A s h t r e e s Wa y, C a r n f o r t h T E L : 0152 4 7 332 4 3

T E L : 0152 4 7 9 310 4

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at noon...! Racing starts ge t there early


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Lancashire’s ONLY short oval race track










M6 – Junction 35 Follow A6 to LANCASTER. Turn right at the lights in CARNFORTH and follow the signs.


SIONS ION & CONCES S IS M D A L A R E .00 GEN Concessions £5 Adults £10.00 EE R F Car Parking Under 10s FREE ng Available Disabled Parki

GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY! 11TH JUNE Warton Grange Cup 2ltr Non FWD Ford Bangers Ladies Bangers | Stock Cars Senior Minis | Ministox





1600cc Bangers Junior Rookies | Stock Cars Senior Minis | Ministox

Metro Bangers Junior Rookies | Stock Cars Senior Minis | Ministox


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25TH JUNE Vale of June

23RD JULY Monarch of the Marsh





9TH JULY Stars & Stripes

Micro Bangers Ladies Bangers | Stock Cars Senior Minis | Ministox

13TH AUGUST High Summer Showdown Unlimited Bangers Ladies Bangers | Stock Cars Senior Minis | Ministox

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LEIGHTON HALL REVS UP FOR A CLASSIC DAY OUT Classic cars and motorcycles aren’t the only Triumphs to be witnessed against the backdrop of the dramatic Lakeland Fells, as on Sunday July 2nd Leighton Hall near Carnforth, hosts Mark Woodward’s Classic Car and Bike Show for a Triumphant 18th year. More regularly associated with woodturning than wheel-spinning, the Lancashire historic hall, (home of the Gillow furniture making family), is the perfect venue for a display of over 500 vintage vehicles, and is one of only three locations in the North West to host this series of Summer Shows. Alongside a fleet of classic cars, from Austin Sevens to Land Rovers, the event also showcases classic motorcycles, 4x4s, ex-military vehicles, and beautifully restored commercial vehicles. As well as the chance to chat over the chamois with enthusiastic owners, highlights of the show will include an arena with club displays and commentary throughout the

The event also showcases classic motorcycles, 4x4s, ex-military vehicles, and beautifully restored commercial vehicles. whole family. Car show entrance includes admission to the gardens, parkland and woodland walks. There is also plenty to keep Mini-visitors motoring amongst the children’s playground, caterpillar maze, and tree face trail; and the charming tearoom is the perfect place for a relaxing pit-stop and refuel. day. There’s also the popular auto jumble and plenty of trade stands to pick up that elusive bargain, spare part, or classic insignia. Whilst there is plenty to occupy the motoring enthusiast, the hall’s many attractions make it a funpacked day out for the

Visitors are also welcome to explore inside, with house tours running from 1pm, for a small charge. With exquisite craftsmanship up close, both under the bonnet and through the bannisters, a visit to Leighton Hall’s Classic Car Show is a timeless English day out. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome in the park, so visitors can even take ‘Rover’ to see a classic Rover!









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A CRACKING CAMPERVAN Leisure Drive are based in Bolton and specialise in the building of campervans and have done for 50 years. They have the largest selextion of new and second hand VW campers in the North West. We hope you ewnjoy this review of the VW Crusader, which was put to test in the Forest of Bowland. Talk to any seasoned campervan user about the diffrent manufacturers (and there are a lot!) one that most will know is Leisure Drive, the Bolton based manufacturer. Now nearly 50 years in buisness LD have been around when others weren’t and those years go experience shows through each model they produce. Owner Derek Andrews is a user of his products too and doesn’t just sit back and watch the pennies roll in. He as everybody at LD is fully involved with every stage of manufacture and knows the product inside out.

Compact Campervan

We took a Crusader out for review and found that this is the perfect ideal of seeing some of the North West’s spectacular scenery. The Crusader is a long standing model in LD’s line up. It offers a compact campervan built to a high standard which will last for many years.

Designed for two or four the Crusader is based on a T6 VW SWB or the LWB depending on your choice, because that’s another area that Leisure Drive specialise in, customer involvement on finish and fit to suit each indivuals needs.

Easy to manouver and park

So we took the Crusader into the super trough of Bowland coming through the village of Scorton. Anybody that knows this road also knows of its narrow and at times tight bends as you go further up into the hills to be rewarded with some spectacular views. The joy of the Crusader is that it’s so easy to drive and unlike a coachbuilt motorhome easy to park too and get off the beaten track. Driving through Little dale and over the tops, the Crusader is so easy to use. With a bottle of gas and water tank filled the Crusader is ready for stop over’s.

Extra space when parked up

A Fiamma pull-out side canopy was fitted on the nearside slide door while the roof is a full side lift unit allowing headroom when pitched up. It’s easy to operate and is done in seconds. Our Crusader was in a champagne type paint finish which looked classy with its decals too plus the smart alloys. You can also gain access to the rear with lift up tail gate while the main entrance is the slider door.


Mains electrics and fully equiped kitchen The Crusader is ideal for getting off the beaten track and wild camp (where allowed) but also its equipped for mains electrics and has a mains box ECB unit while an electrical control panel allows the lighting and other electrics to be controlled. LED lighting is used which means low power but ample lighting levels too. The Crusader comes with a side kitchen that has glass worktops over the sink and two burner gas hob unit. The kitchen is well equipped with microwave and small ovencombined grill plus a 60 litre three way fridge supply is also fitted. The dining table is clipped onto the side of the kitchen and the Crusader comes with two forward belted facing seats. This also converts into a double bed which is easily carried out with minimum effort.

Making use of every space

The Crusader can be ordered with additional beds for the roof space if needed making it a four berth, however most buyers will be couples. In a compact motorhome storage is always at a premium. However the experience of the LD team means they make the most of every nook and cranny. Storage is excellent in the kitchen considering and cupboards are placed where they can be at most use. The cutlery drawer is larger than some in coachbuilt motorhome kitchens, never mind a campervans!

Great all rounder, built to last There is a small wardrobe so you’re limited to what you can take but with a campervan you do travel light. If you need more space you can also add a side tent which can be left on site. But the Crusader does do a good job of making the most of space. Its comforting to know to that the build quality is top notch. It all feels well put together and made to last and its no surprise to hear of LD vehicles lasting 35 years plus! The Crusader SWB is a very easy vehicle to live with and ideal for general transport when you’re not out touring. We found the ease of parking a big bonus too especially when going down the back roads in the Trough meeting other cars and having to pull in quick!

The Crusader SWB is a very easy vehicle to live with and ideal for general transport when you’re not out touring.

Car and camper in one

The Crusader then offers a cracking campervan for the money you can order a new build on a used base vehicle or brand new. Mainly LD works on VW base vehicles; they are the best according to Derek Andrews’s owner who has many years of building using VW vans. Ideal for retired couples who like the great outdoors, the great thing is you don’t need a big drive or a small car to go with it. All you need is to chuck some things in and you’re off and away for a weekend or longer. Being based just outside Bolton you can also visit the factory as well as the line up of campervans that LD has for sale. If you want to get out and about and stop over, the Crusader is ideal.

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We had an old garage, that seemed to work well,


but early one morning it was the garage from hell. We went outside and the door was stuck open, and my poor little car was cold and frozen. We contacted "DURATEC" to help us out, and within a week our neighbours did shout

"You've got a new garage door, it makes us go gosh, we want one the same as it looks really posh". It was quiet and smooth and very secure,


for my poor little car, we had found a cure.

The message is clear, of this there's no doubt, you must call in “Duratec�, to sort it all out.

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BMW 440i Coupe The formula for the BMW 4 Series is a simple one, really. Take one regular 3 Series, remove the rear doors for a sportier, coupe body style and slap a 4 Series badge on the back. The 440i Coupe we have here with the exception of the barnstorming M4 - is the flagship model in the 4 Series line-up.

To the untrained eye, the changes to this latest version are rather subtle. The exterior has been gently redesigned, with some fancy LED lights appearing at the front and rear of the car. Inside, BMW has worked to improve the cabin’s ‘perceived quality’, adding three new upholstery colours to the options list, as well as three new choices for interior trim strips.

Looks and image

Open the door and lower yourself into the snug seats and you’ll find a cabin that oozes quality in that classic BMW fashion.

While it might be a familiar shape, there’s no denying the face-lifted BMW 440i is still an incredibly smart-looking car. It cuts the right balance between muscular athleticism and reserved refinement, giving it a near-perfect Q-car appearance - particularly on the smaller wheels and winter tyres that were fitted to our test car. Open the door and lower yourself into the snug seats and you’ll find a cabin that oozes quality in that classic BMW fashion. Everything feels purposeful and solidly put together, while the controls all fall easily to hand. Hard, scratchy plastics are tough to find, with only a small amount adorning the lower reaches of the doors.

However, while the BMW’s interior might look the part, the seats fitted to our test car were on the firm side, which left us feeling rather stiff after an afternoon blatting around the German countryside.

Space and practicality

Yes, the 440i does have a set of rear seats - although you’ll find them close to useless when it comes to ferrying around anyone other than children. Stick to the 3 Series if you want properly usable back seats. Boot space is abundant, with the 440i offering up a respectable 425 litres of storage capacity - more than enough to swallow a couple of suitcases.

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Prices for the 440i start at a considerable £43,430 - meaning it isn’t exactly a cheap car to buy. That said though, it is only available in the M Sport trim, which does include a fair amount of goodies as standard, such as 18-inch alloys, M Sport suspension, satellite navigation, more aggressive body styling, leather upholstery and LED headlamps and tail lamps.

A particular highlight is the 440i’s infotainment system, which is arguably one of the best currently on sale. The dash-mounted display is incredibly fluid and very easy to read. The head-up display that is included as part of the BMW Professional Plus package is also a nice touch, showing information such as speed and sat-nav prompts directly in the driver’s line of sight, and reducing time spent with your eyes off the road.

Who would buy one?

The BMW 440i is targeted at successful, middleaged buyers who want the sportiness that its 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine provides, without the highperformance set-up of the M4. To many, the 440i will offer the perfect balance between everyday drivability and high-speed fun.


Up front, the driver and passenger will find head and shoulder room more than abundant. While this might be a sports coupe, you’ll feel a long way from claustrophobic. Aside from the rather unforgiving seats, complaints should be kept to a minimum in this department.


Value for money


Model: BMW 440i Coupe Base price: £43,430 Engine: 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol Power: 322bhp Torque: 450Nm Max speed: 155mph 0-60mph: 5.0 seconds MPG: 38.2 Emissions: 172g/km


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COLOURING SUNFLOWER FACTS The head of a sunflower is actually made up of many tiny flowers called florets. They can grow up to the height of two adults in just 6 months. The worlds record for the tallest Sunflower is 8.23metres (higher than a house!) Famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh did a series of paintings featuring and called Sunflowers.

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COUNCIL SERVICES Lancaster City Council Town Hall, Dalton Square Lancaster LA1 1PG Tel: 01524 582000 OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCIES

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01524 582491 COUNCIL TAX

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DOCTORS SURGERIES Dalton Square Practice | 01524 842200 | 8 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PN Ash Trees | 01524 720000 | Market Street, Carnforth, LA5 9JU Meadowside Medical Practice | 01524 32622 | 1-3 Meadowside, Lancaster, LA1 3AQ Queen Square Medical Practice | 01524 843333 | 2 Queen Square, Lancaster, LA1 1RP Owen Road Surgery | 01524 846999 | 67 Owen Road Lancaster LA1 2LG Rosebank Surgery | 01524 842284 | Ashton Road Lancaster LA1 4JS Galgate Health Centre | 01524 751284 | Highland Brow Galgate Lancaster LA2 ONB King Street Surgery | 01524 541651 | 38 King Street Lancaster LA1 1RE Halton Surgery | 01524 811226 | 110 High Road Halton Lancaster LA2 6PU Scale Hall Surgery | 01524 64135 | 1 West Drive Scale Hall Lancaster LA1 5BY Bailrigg Health Centre | 01524 387780 | University of Lancaster, Lancaster, LA1 4ZP Caton Health Centre | 01524 770718 | Hornby Rd Caton Lancaster LA2 9QS Brookfield Surgery | 01524 822088 | Bolton le Sands Carnforth LA5 8DH Stoneleigh Surgery | 01539 563307 | Police Square Milnthorpe LA7 6PW Park View Surgery | 015395 63327 | Haverflatts Lane Milnthorpe LA7 7PS


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Central Dental Practice | 01524 34778 | Telephone House Fenton Street Lancaster LA1 1AB Mayo Clinic | 01524 33225 | Mayo House Meeting House Lane Lancaster LA1 1GW Bay Dental Partnership | 01524 32639 | 6 New Street Lancaster LA1 1EG Brook Street Dental Practice | 01524 37324 | 8 Brook Street Lancaster LA1 1UU Yourdentist | 01524 841196 | Church Street Lancaster Market Gate Surgery | 01524 32630 | Market Gate Lancaster LA1 1JF Lancaster Orthodontic Clinic | 01524 848344 | 3 Moor Lane Lancaster LA1 1QD University of Lancaster Dental Clinic | 01524 66242 | Bailrig House Lancaster Orthoworld | 01524 848344 | Telephone HouseLancaster LA1 1AB The Dental Surgery | 01524 831150 | 31 Princes Crescent, Bare, Morecambe, LA4 6BY Hest Bank Dental Care | 01524 825218 | 3 Marine Drive, Hest Bank, LA2 6DZ Kings & Associates | 01524 733867 | 46-48 Market Street, Carnforth, LA5 9LB Viva Dental | 01524 735431 | 29a Market Street, Carnforth, LA5 9JX Cottage Dental Practice | 015242 71930 | 6-8 Chapel Lane, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2AL COMMUNITY SERVICES

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North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau | 01524 400400 | 87 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RH - Drop in sessions & Telephone advice |

Coastal Taxis 01524 424424 or 01524 60000

Lancaster District Homeless Action Tel: 01524 842008

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PHONE 111 if you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency PHONE 999 if you have a MEDICAL EMERGENCY ROYAL LANCASTER HOSPITAL Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4RP | 01524 65944

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS CAN’T FIND A LISTING? Caton Community School, Broadacre Road, Caton, LA2 9NH | 01524 770104 Scotforth St Pauls C of E School, Scotforth Road, Lancaster, LA1 4SE | 01524 65379 Send us the details of your Quernmore C of E School, Quernmore, Lancaster, LA2 9EL | 01524 66628 school or community service St Wilfrid’s C of E School, Penny Stone Road, Lancaster, LA2 6QE | 01524 811230 to Lancaster Ridge School, Keswick Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LE | 01524 841589 The Cathedral School, Balmoral Road, Lancaster, LA1 3BT | 01524 64686 Christ Church C of E School, Derwent Road Lancaster, LA1 3ES | 01524 60955 Ellel St John’s C of E School, Chapel Street, Galgate, LA2 0JS | 01524 751320 Dolphinholme C of E School, Dolphinholme, Lancaster, LA2 9AN | 01524 791530 Moorside School, Bowerham Rd, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4HT | 01524 66516 Bowerham School, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4BS | 01524 63999 Dallas Road School, High Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LD | 01524 64520 Ryelands School, Torrisholme Road, Lancaster, LA1 2RJ | 01524 64626 Cockerham C of E School, Main Street, Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0EF | 01524 791550 Caton St Pauls C of E, Moorside Road, Brookhouse, Lancaster, LA2 9PJ | 01524 770241 Thurnham Glasson C of E School, Marsh Lane, Glasson Dock, Lancaster LA2 0AR | 01524 751425 Milnthorpe Primary School, Firs Road, Milnthorpe LA7 7QF | 015395 62344 Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School | Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2SG | 015242 79200 Forton Primary School, School Lane Forton, Preston, PR3 0AS 01524 791188 SECONDARY SCHOOLS Lancaster Girls Grammar, Regent Street, Lancaster, LA1 1SF | 01524 32010 | Central Lancaster High, Crag Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LS | 01524 32636 | Lancaster Royal Grammar, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF | 01524 580600 | Our Ladys Catholic College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2RX| 01524 66689 | Jamea Al Kauthar, Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AJ | 01524 389898 Carnforth County High, Kellet Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9LS | 01524 732 314 Ripley St Thomas C of E High School, Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4RS | 01524 64496 | Skerton Community High, Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2BL | 01524 65143 | Dallam School, Milnthorpe, LA7 7DD | 015395 65165 | Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School | Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2SG | 015242 79200


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Tourist Information Centres

Local Market Days

Visit Garstang Centre

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a traditional outdoor market which pops up in the heart of Lancaster’s historic city centre every Wednesday and Saturday. Enjoy the waft of freshly cooked food as you meander through more than 40 stalls selling a wide selection of unique items and gifts for all occasions. Market Square, Market Street and Cheapside, Lancaster Wednesdays & Saturdays 9am - 4pm 2 Minutes walk from bus & train station or 01524 414251 Facebook/lancasterchartermarket

Unit 1, Cherestanc Square, Garstang, PR3 1EF 01995 602125 | OPEN: April - October 10.30am - 4.30pm November to March 11am - 3.30pm

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Lancaster Visitor Information Centre The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster 01524 582398 | OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

Morecambe Visitor Information Centre Old Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB, 01524 582808 OPEN: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm (Closed 1pm - 1.45pm) Open selected Sundays throughout the summer + Bank Holidays

Kirkby Lonsdale Tourist Information 24 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2AE 015242 71437

Sedbergh Tourist Information 72 Main Street, Sedbergh, LA10 5AD 015396 20125

Milnthorpe Farmers Market

Assembly Rooms Emporium An Aladdin’s cave of authentic vintage, retro and alternative clothing, jewellery and accessories to buy or hire. Home cooked snacks are available from the Assembly Rooms café. King Street (close to Waterstones) Tuesday – Saturday - 10am – 5.30pm Tel: 01524 414251 facebook/assemblyroomsemporium

Milnthorpe Square, Milnthorpe 2nd Friday of the month 9:30am to 2:30pm | 01539 563719

Morecambe Festival Market With more than 100 stalls selling an enormous selection of products, some that you would expect to find in a market, others unique to Morecambe, you are sure to pick up a bargain or two at the Festival Market in Morecambe. There are two welcoming cafes serving homemade meals and cakes. All this just a pebble’s throw away from Morecambe’s stunning promenade. Central Drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DW Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 5pm (4.30pm winter) and all Bank Holidays from Easter to August. 01524 414251 Facebook/morecambefestivalmarket

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Aspect Cocktail Bar & Bistro - 320 Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 5AA | 01524 416404 Blue Moon Thai Restaurant - 6 Rosemary Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1NR | 01524 381111 * Chop House - 74 Church Street, Lancaster | 01524 844451 Greaves Park - Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3AH | 01524 389335 The Meeting House - 11-15 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster , LA1 1TJ | 01524 848 049 Pizza Margherita - 2 Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD | 01524 36333 * Red Peppercorn - 13 Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD | 01524 34916 The Stork - Corricks Lane, Lancaster, LA2 OAN | 01524 751234 Wagon and Horses - 27 St Georges Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RD | 01524 846094 The Borough - 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP | 01524 64170 Bella Italia - 26-28 Church Street, Lancaster | 01524 36340 Castle Balti - 23a Castle Hill, Lancaster | 01524 388454 * The George & Dragon - 24 St Georges Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RB | 01524 62265 The Gregson - 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 3PY | 01524 849959 * The Litten Tree - 33-37 Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LP | 01524 541580 Siam Balcony (Thai) - 6a Chapel Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NZ | 01524 383889 * The Merchants - 27 Castle Hill, Lancaster, LA1 1YN | 01524 66466 The Mill - Thurnham Mill Lane, Lancaster, LA2 OBD | 01524 752852 Penny Street Bridge - Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XT | 01524 599900 Quite Simply French - 27a St Georges Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RD | 01524 843199 The Sun Hotel & Bar - 63-65 Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1ET | 01524 66006 The Sultan of Lancaster - Brock Street, Lancaster, LA1 1UR | 01524 61188 * The Spaghetti House - 18 Mary Street, Lancaster, LA1 1UW | 01524 846011 The Sun Cafe - 25 Sun Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EW | 01524 845599 1725 Tapas Bar - 28 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HT | 01524 66898 The Three Mariners - Bridge Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1EE | 01524 388957 The Water Witch - Canal Tow Path, Lancaster, LA1 1SU | 01524 63828 *Restaurants that offer take-away

CITY CENTRE COFFEE SHOPS & CAFE’S Casa Rastelli - Marketgate Shopping Centre, Lancaster | 01524 380627 The Old Bell Coffee House - Bashful Alley, Lancaster | 01524 36561 Lewis Of Lancaster‎ - 23 New Street, Lancaster | 01524 389 642‎ Sunbury Coffee House - 28 Sun Street, Lancaster | 01524 843312 Cafe Nero - 23 Market Street, Lancaster | 01524 36130 Esquires - 7 Cheapside Lancaster | 01524 388008 Vincenzo’s Coffee House - St Nics Shopping Centre, Lancaster | 01524 65511


Wok Express 60 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XF | 01524 847575 Fired Wok Takeaway 98 Prospect Street, Lancaster LA1 5ES | 01524 36000 The Woo Ping 16-18 Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1NP | 01524 64713 Bamboo Garden 30-32 New Street, Lancaster LA1 1EG | 01524 849984 INDIAN Nice and Spicy 2 Lower Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1NP | 01524 33333 Urban Spice 21 Brock Street, Lancaster 01524 847107 Iky’s Balti House 133 St Leonards Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NL | 01524 34432 PNP Currys and Kebabs 154 Ryelands Road, Lancaster LA1 2RA | 01524 555857 OTHER Domino’s Pizza 20 Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1NP | 01524 848999 Subway 11 Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1LP | 01524 33351 or 99-101 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN | 01524 599328 Pizzetta Republic 75 North Road, Lancaster 01524 33332 Flames 1 Rosemary Lane, Lancaster LA1 1NR | 01524 382399 Bowerham Chippy 2 Coulston Road Lancaster, LA1 3AE Tel: 01524 61230

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Lancaster District Magazine June | July 2017  

Celebrating everything in and around the Lancaster District, UK

Lancaster District Magazine June | July 2017  

Celebrating everything in and around the Lancaster District, UK