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LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD & PANORAMIC VIEWS With its relaxing surroundings and modern facilities, including 21 stunning en-suite bedrooms, the Mill at Conder Green is the perfect place for all your needs. Whether it be for a homemade, locally sourced meal and a few drinks, a relaxing weekend away, Wedding, Christening or family get together. The canal-side setting is perfect for productivity, creativity or simply unwinding after a long day. We can cater for any business needs, such a conferences; exhibitions and business lunches too. The Bowland Suite can be booked by the full or half a day, and also for smaller meetings we have the Glasson Lounge.

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Welcome to the Lancaster District It is actually the summer holidays, again! I don’t know about you, but for us as a family, the year is going incredibly fast, the academic year whizzed by for our children and now we can enjoy the summer, a time for for exploration and moments together. The Lancaster District never ceases to amaze me, there is always something else to discover, a gem hidden, a beach, a garden, a walk, a new shop, a view, somewhere delicious to eat and new people to meet. This magazine is the celebration of those things, jam packed full of over 40 local articles, events, fabulous local businesses and over 110 of their products are showcased in our SHOP LOCAL guide starting on page 75. Get inspired and SHOP LOCAL. One particular story is a must read! Primary school children from Heron Hill school in Kendal have just taken their Junior bee keeping exams, they are the youngest children in the country, with the usual age being 14-18yrs! Read all about their school hives on page 104. Have a fabulous summer,

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58 Local group Cycle Touring Club

40 Gardening Edible Lancaster Project

60 Health Prevent Lyme Disease

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46 Animals Bardsea Bird Sactuary

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48 Vets Advice Blood Donation

72 Food Eat your greens!

75 Shop Local 12 pages of products available to buy in local shops.

40 104 Heron Hill Primary School Bee Keepers! 108 Event Lytham Steam Rally 110 Travel Holiday in Corsica

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LEGAL ADVICE

MODERN FAMILIES What is a typical family unit? Historically advertising made us believe that the typical family unit consisted of Mum, Dad, brother and sister but we know that families come in all shapes and sizes. Has the law changed to take that into account on relationship breakdown? STEP – FAMILIES Often children now have step-families that they spend more time with as shared care arrangements become more common on relationship breakdown. More children are spending time with each parent during the week, when their parents live in the same area, instead of a weekend visiting arrangement. Step-parents can now be legally recognised by having parental responsibility. This can be given by agreement or court order. It takes nothing away from the natural parent and recognises the step- parent’s role in the child’s life. The law now provides that more than one person can have parental responsibility for a child. However a step-child does not have the same inheritance rights as a biological or adopted child. If a step-parent wants a step-child to receive a share of their estate on their death they must specifically say this in their Will. Step-parents can also apply to the court, on relationship breakdown, for child arrangements orders (previously referred to as access or contact, custody or residence) for children of the family that determine the child’s living arrangements or what contact they should have with the person applying for the order. GRANDPARENTS It is not as easy for grandparents and other extended family members to apply to the court if there is a dispute about their contact with children following relationship breakdown. This recently led to some MP’s calling for a change in the law so that the Children Act refers to a child’s right to have a relationship with close members of their extended family. This would include grandparents, aunts and uncles. Even where grandparents have played a larger role in caring for children, as can happen when both parents work full time, unless the child has lived with them for the last year or the parents agree to the application, they need the court’s permission to apply for a child arrangements order.

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Family Time The court then has to consider their connection with the child, the nature of their application and any risk of the application disrupting the child’s life to such an extent as to cause harm when deciding whether to give permission for the application. Hopefully each parent makes sure that the children keep in touch with their extended family but this can be difficult as relationships can become strained at such an emotional time. Family members can be reluctant to take steps which could increase conflict, hoping time will heal perceived wounds. If parents cannot agree on the arrangements for their children should the court have to, by law, ask about these relationships or should it be a child’s right to keep in touch with extended family members? TOP TIPS FOR EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS If the child’s parents separate let them know that you are there to offer support and a helping hand. Concentrate on letting the children know that they are loved and avoid any criticism of their parents, however strong the justification. Give children the clear message that they should always be able to love both parents and do not have to choose one parent over the other. Continue sending cards and presents on special occasions as normal. If the situation gets tricky, take legal advice. Experienced family lawyers will talk through all the options with you so that you can decide how best to deal with the situation. For more detailed advice contact experienced family law solicitors Barbara Richardson and Nicola Codd at the Baines Bagguley Penhale office on 01524 401010.

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Where family matters We know how difficult it can be when a relationship breaks down. Using our experience and expertise we can help you to resolve the issues that can arise at this time. Nicola Codd and Barbara Richardson specialise in providing advice and representation so that you can feel in control of the decisions that matter following separation. In particular we deal with the resolution of complex financial issues.

‘You have been fantastic in your support, guidance and handling of the processes and difficulties. I cannot thank you enough’ Ms M – Dec 2017

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AUTUMN/WINTER TRENDS FOR INTERIOR & SELF STYLE Interior and self style is an opportunity for self expression. It is about personal preference combining a selection of design, colour, texture and function.

We are seeing the emergence of more texture, curved shapes, more colour and pattern.

As a retailer of a product folio that spans multiple categories we observe key lifestyle trends that permeate all areas of product design. It is a fascinating watch. We can see that although with each season certain colours and designs may break through, it is increasingly more about an ethos; a way of living and a way of being.

developed by a large brand you are seeing a return to bespoke finished, hand applied colour and embellishment. Purchasing an item touched by the human hand feels like and investment in slow design and a turn away from the mass produced. The reward is buying something to wear or live with that you will not see anywhere else and ‘no two are the same’

Clever design not only has pleasing aesthetics, it will create a mood and an associated experience. ‘This is who I am and this is how I live’ Lifestyle driven collections present end products that appeal to the consumer with a happy balance of contrasts.

Although minimalism has dominated interiors for many years we are seeing the emergence of more texture, curved shapes, more colour and pattern. There is a return to comfort but within a contemporary layout, a minimalistic statement with a more nurturing and gentler edge.

They may create a sensation of comfort and practicality without compromising style. They may be an everyday use item with a nod to aspiration. Organic and ecofriendly materials and processes used to produce SUSTAINABLE LUXURY. You also see the influence of nostalgia in current design that brings a sense of familiarity and comfort to the end user.

Self nurture and making your home an oasis, whatever your style seems to be the common thread. A key style director in interiors for us over the years has been Copenhagen based Broste. Creating home accessory ranges since 1955 they are well travelled and experienced in combining their own signature style with global influences.

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tradition and the trends of the moment, a blend of modern edge and classic vitality.” Current popular and commercially successful design seems to harness the harmony of Scandinavian and Japanese influences with the ethos of peaceful living and restful colour palettes. We see increasing sales in planters as an encouragement to put vegetation and the botanical back in to the home. The healing power of nature and the creation of a sanctuary are further captured by the use of all shades of green to furnish and decorate. Earthy pastel colours alongside burnished metals and dark woods are also a strong theme going forward in to the New Year. Within the jewellery and textile accessory sector, key selling areas for self style, again you are seeing the influence of natural materials, soothing colour and contemporary curved shapes. Inspired by the natural world, architecture and interior design, one of our suppliers Wolf & Moon uses a striking balance of colours, textures and geometric forms to create wearable pieces. Their latest range No. 8 is “An elegant and playful collection inspired by modernist and abstract artists of the 20th century. Bold, cut-out shapes and organic forms are complemented by block colours and warm, neutral tones. Eye-catching, oversized silhouettes accompany simple, brushed brass pieces suitable for everyday wear.” When designers such as Wolf and Moon and textile designer Jennie Jackson produce collections that successfully acknowledge the past with a sensibility to current trends their appeal spans demographics. Jennie Jackson says of her inspirations that she is “Influenced by mid century design and art. Artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Alexander Calder and Patrick Heron have greatly inspired me. I am also influenced by Graphic design posters of the same era, largely the work of Tom Eckersley. I use traditional screen printing techniques with multiple processes and laying to achieve my signature style.” Her interpretation of modernism is complimented by the use of traditional artisan processes and vintage linens as a print base which in itself is a recyclable material. It would be truly satisfying if whatever colour and design direction interior and self style favours in the future, we saw SUSTAINABLE LUXURY firmly establish as a fundamental ethos of that process. Whatever the trend, a gentler footprint should never go out of fashion. For more information contact Arteria with Gallery 23 on 01524 61111 or info@arteriashop.co.uk or follow updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at www.arteriashop.co.uk

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MAKE LIFE EASIER

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Lancaster City Council is stepping up its campaign to help residents remain independent and safe in their home.DISEASES Thanks to Government funding, the council’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA) team, which is responsible for allocating the grants, is keen to hear from local residents who need help to improve access into and around their homes. Adaptations funded by the grants can include stair-lifts, walk in showers and ground floor toilet facilities. The council’s specialist staff can help you through the process of making an application for grant assistance and as the grants are means tested, you will also be offered a no obligation financial assessment to determine your eligibility.

Disabled Facilities Grant In order to apply for a grant you would also need to be assessed by an Occupational Therapist to confirm that the adaptations are necessary based on your needs. The HIA can help arrange this assessment on your behalf.

your home or into your bath

Mrs. Richardson of Morecambe, who was able to have adaptations done to her home, including installation of a ramp and a walk in shower, said: “Maintaining my dignity is very important to me. I’m keen to manage my own personal care and remain in my own home for as long as I can. As I was finding it increasingly difficult getting in and out of my bath, The Home Improvement For more information or help in applying Agency helped me complete the adaptations and it has given me a new lease of life. I would like to thank all of the team for being socontact kind and helpful. The for a Disabled Facilities Grant contractors did a fantastic job and I will be eternally grateful.”

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If you feel you may benefit from an adaptation to your home contact the Home Improvement Agency tel. 01524 582257 or send an email to hiaenquiries@lancaster.gov.uk One of the HIA team will then contact you. Home Improvement Agency, For more information visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/homeimprovement.

Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe Tel: 01524 582257 Email: hiaenquiries@lancaster.gov.uk

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Do you have difficulties getting around your home or into your bath?

Grants may be available to help you adapt your home. For more information or help in applying for a Disabled Facilities Grant contact the council’s Home Improvement Agency. Home Improvement Agency, Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe Tel: 01524 582257 Email: hiaenquiries@lancaster.gov.uk Lancaster District Magazine

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COMMERCIAL PREMISES & 4 FLATS £325,000 Substantial commercial premises situated in the heart of Morecambe town centre comprising of a long standing retail business known as the ‘Pottery Basement’ and a variety of four flats occupying the three floors above. Extremely well maintained, the property would be an excellent investment opportunity for buyers seeking perhaps to retain the existing pottery shop or seek change of use.

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At your local Barchester care home

At Laurel Bank Care Home we pride ourselves on making everyone feel at home. We offer a range of personalised care services that support independence and maintain individual interests, with a varied activities programme and freshly prepared home-cooked meals. At Barchester we understand that finding the right care home can be a daunting decision, that’s why our friendly team are on hand to offer advice and guidance at a time to suit you.

Join us for our Summer Open Day: Saturday 11th August • 12–4pm Whether you need urgent care or just some help and advice, our team are here when you need them. For more information please call or visit our website.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIAL “I have used R & B before – a very friendly and efficient service which would be hard to improve upon. I have recommended them to friends and family, and they have never let us down. They simply get the job done!“

Local Ratcliffe & Bibby Solicitors have been providing independent legal services to the local community for over 100 years from their New Street offices in Carnforth but they are now delighted to announce that their team of legal experts have moved into a newly refurbished Carnforth office at 44 Market Street. ASES AFFECT INDOOR The company, that provides a huge range of legal services, continues to have offices in Morecambe and Lancaster too, making it easy for local people to access a local branch. The lancaster office is by appointment only, but Carnforth and Morecambe offices are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. All other contact information / telephone numbers remain unchanged. Ratcliffe & Bibby acquired the old National Westminster Bank premises in January of 2018, and have spent some 4 months renovating and making good the property in readiness for occupation in late May 2018.

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move into new Carnforth office

The practice manager Val Draycott stated that all staff and customers alike are delighted with the finished product, and she extended her thanks to the contractors who had worked alongside her on the renovation works. Following the move, it is business as usual for the company and they look forward to the next 100 years of serving the local community. The company were pleased to announce the return of Daniel Coll to the RB team, and are looking forward to their trainee Dorota Estkowska qualifying in late December this year. Our solicitors are happy to meet with any client at an office of their choosing we are always simply a telephone call away. 01524 734884.

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Serving the local community for in excess of 100 years, advising your generation and the next...

Our services cover: Wills/Trusts/Probate & Estates

Elderly Client/Long Term Care Planning/Tax Planning

Accident & Personal Injury Work

Commercial & Residential Lettings/Landlord & Tenant

Family, Divorce & Children

Business Sales, Purchases & Leases Civil & Commercial Disputes

Conveyancing & Property (Residential & Commercial) Debt Recovery

At Ratcliffe & Bibby our aim is to keep it simple – advising our clients in a language they can understand and fully appreciate. There is no Heavy Salesmanship at our company – we advise, our clients make the decisions. Having served our local community for in excess of 100 years the vast majority of our new business is obtained by client recommendation – we feel that speaks for itself. When considering any of the above legal issues, please feel free to call us and chat with one of our friendly Team – you will be pleasantly surprised just how approachable our people are.

For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact our centralised telephone number 01524 734884

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LANCASTER CANAL A BRIEF HISTORY


LOCAL INTEREST - LANCASTER CANAL Since its formation in 1963 the main objective of the Lancaster Canal Trust has been to restore and reopen to navigation the length of canal from Tewitfield, just north of Carnforth, to Kendal, they share with us a brief history of the canal and what they do. The Lancaster Canal came about due to the industrial revolution in the eighteenth century. Transporting goods was mainly carried out by the humble horse and cart, a very slow process. A system was needed to move materials from new found factories at a faster pace . Canals, it was decided would fulfil that need. Construction of the Lancaster canal began in 1792, Preston to Tewitfield was completed at the end of the century and Tewitfield to Kendal completed in 1819. Coal was carried North and Limestone transported South, hence the canal is known as the ‘Black and White’. Steam trains would ultimately seal the fate of commercial traffic on the Lancaster Canal and by 1947 the last load had been carried. In the early 1960’s with leisure craft now becoming the primary users of canals, the section above Tewitfield was closed to Navigation due to leakages and despite protests to the government at the time the M6 was allowed to plough it’s way right through these ‘Northern Reaches’. THE LANCASTER CANAL TRUST In 1963 the Lancaster Canal Trust was formed, with its primary objective to restore and reopen to navigation the stretch of canal between Tewitfield and Kendal, It is also a commitment to promote awareness of the canal to all. Projections and surveys have shown that restoration of the 14 mile section is a viable proposition, and it would be a great achievement to enable navigation once more from Kendal to Tewitfield, allowing access once more back to Preston and onward to the Ribble Link , which in 2002 was formed to connect the Lancaster canal to the rest of the Inland waterway system . The Trust works alongside other organisations such as the Canal and River Trust, Inland Waterways, English Heritage and Local authorities and councils. It has regular, volunteer ‘Work Parties’ to maintain and improve sections of the canal, which include the Hincaster Tunnel, (An ancient monument). 2018 has been an exciting year, with the continuation of the restoration of the “First Furlong”, between Stainton and Sellet Hall bridges. It involves relining the canal bed with a waterproof membrane and covering it with almost 24,000 concrete blocks. ( We are appealing for people to buy a block for £1 ).It is hoped the project will be completed and this section in water by October this year.

FAMOUS VISITORS At the end of May we had a visit from Timothy West and Prunella Scales with the Channel 4 film crew.

They spent a week travelling up the Lancaster Canal stopping at various locations for their series Great Canal Journeys. They showed great interest in our restoration projects and were given a trip on our boat, Waterwitch, which is based at Crooklands. We believe it will be shown in the Autumn and should give the Canal, Lancaster environs and our work great exposure. 2019 will be the bicentenary of the completion of the canal and many events will be held to celebrate this occasion. We are a charity, mostly self funded and are always seeking new volunteers . Traditional skills can be learnt, such as dry stone walling and hedge laying, training can be given in the use of modern machinery, including excavator driving. Administration, fund raising, and many other areas need supporting. Volunteers are also needed for crewing our Trip Boat, , Waterwitch, which runs every Sunday from Easter to the end of September from 11am to 4pm, Bank Holiday Mondays and some Saturdays are also available, £3 Adults, £1 Children for a 40 minute trip. The boat can also be Chartered and we even had a young man use this service to propose to his beloved. (Thankfully she accepted ). The Lancaster Canal is a wonderful, naturalized environment that is available to everyone. Boaters, Fisherman, Walkers (+ Dogs), and Cyclists, are among the people who benefit from it’s presence. It is an essential, alternative environment with beautiful flora and fauna, offering tranquillity and a break from the fast paced and often stressful life many of us now have. It is an environment that is worthy of our efforts. The Lancaster Canal Trust will wholeheartedly strive to achieve its aims of maintaining and regenerating the 14 miles from Tewitfield to Kendal for the benefit of all. So, if you would like to volunteer, become a member of the Trust, make a donation, buy a block, purchase an excellent guide to the Lancaster Canal, or come along for a boat trip on Waterwitch, you will be most welcome. All the relevant information is available on our website, Lancaster Canal Trust, www.lctrust.co.uk

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GARSTANG Millennium Green TRUST Right in the heart of Garstang is a little oasis of natural calm with plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying the best that nature has to offer. Features Writer Rob Bullock speaks to Trustee Colin Sills to discover more… With stunning views towards the Bowland Fells and some of the prettiest riverside walks you are likely to find anywhere Garstang Millennium Green is a natural space that is available to all but right in the heart of the town. If you park in the main car park the Green is just a short 500 metre walk by the side of the beautiful River Wyre past the football and cricket grounds. GREEN FOREVER! Established in 2000 to commemorate the millennium, the Green by the River Wyre is land available to all which will never be developed. It is owned by a charity, the Garstang Millennium Green Trust, and managed entirely by volunteers. “We have an enthusiastic team of volunteers,” says trustee and Chair of the Millennium Green Management Group Colin Sills, “no one is paid here at the Millennium Green but sometimes we are able to call upon the Rangers from Wyre Borough Council to help. For big projects or when we have to deal with flooding that extra help comes in very useful.” WITHIN THE GARSTANG FLOOD CONTROL BASIN The Millennium Green is located within the Garstang Flood Control Basin. At times of extreme rainfall,flood control gates are raised in the River Wyre just

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downstream of the Green,causing water to collect and flood upstream fields including the Green. This prevents a surge of water inundating downstream villages on the Fylde plane. As rainfall subsides, the gates are gradually opened allowing retained water from the fields to escape at a safe,controlled rate. The Flood control system is managed by the Environment Agency and warning signs are displayed on the approaches to the Green prior to operation of the floodgates. This flooding can cause the Millenium Green major problems; “flooding is not a regular occurrence by any means, although we have been flooded twice in the past twelve months sometimes you can go three or four years without flooding.” But when the Wyre does flood it can cover the Millennium Green with over a metre of water which leaves huge amounts of mud and dirt to clean up. “After flooding we definitely need all the help we can get to clear the mud that it leaves,” says Colin WILDLIFE ON THE GREEN Any visitor to Garstang Millennium Green can’t fail to notice that it is simply full of wildlife. The copses and hedges, which have all been planted by the management team and volunteers, contain many different varieties of trees and shrubs that are a delight to behold.

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BIRDS AND BATS! Volunteers have installed both bird and bat boxes around the green to ensure that both daytime and night time flying creatures have a secure place to call home and raise their young. The extensive conservation efforts at the Garstang Millennium Green can of course be expensive and rely on the generous support of the public in making donations. A NEW POND This year has seen the addition of new six metre pond being built at the Millennium Green. With the help of a £1000 grant from the Lancashire Environmental Fund and a team of determined volunteers it is hoped that the pond will attract even more wildlife. FRIENDS OF THE GREEN The Friends of Garstang Millennium Green organise a range of social events and fundraisers throughout the year including coffee mornings, visits, speakers, plant sales, charity stalls and visits to other similar sites. Anyone can become a Friend if they are someone who gets pleasure from the Green and wishes to put something back into helping maintain and run it. Could you become a Friend and help, donate your time and expertise or maintain the Green, or help raise funds – possibly by holding an event on the Green! or make financial donations? HOW TO FIND THE GREEN You can park in the Garstang High Street Pay and Display £1.50 for 2 hrs - PR3 1FU. From the carpark you will see the river Wyre just behind the picnic tables, follow the path along the river to left, you will pass the flood control basin, go up the steps, down the other side and will see the path into the Millenium Green right infront of you, following the river. If you are interested in finding out more about this valuable community asset, or if you want to make a donation, or you’d like to offer to be a Friend please visit the Garstang Millennium Green website www.garstangmillenniumgreen.org.uk for more details.

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Edible Campus a student led project at Lancaster University

If you are interested in learning more about this brilliant project please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/ enterprisecentre/tag/ediblecampus

From growing sustainable food to reforesting, to a new composting scheme and kitchens in shipping containers, there’s clearly going to be something tasty cooking in the new kitchens at Lancaster University. Features Writer Rob Bullock discovers more… Launched in 2009, Edible Campus is a student-led project created to give everybody at Lancaster University and further afield the opportunity to learn about the benefits of cultivating, sourcing and now eating sustainable food.

There are big changes afoot at the Eco Hub at Lancaster University as the Edible Campus Project looks to build on the roots it has put down over the past nine years with an ambitious tree planting scheme, a high tech composting system that will heat their greenhouses and the planned purchase of two shipping containers to create bespoke kitchens in which to cook up a storm.

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SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY

As well as the chillies, the students grow potatoes and carrots, courgettes and pumpkins, and a variety of soft fruit; “we also grow something called tomatillos, which is also known as the Mexican husk tomato, which is a green purplish colour and is great for making salsa verde.” REFORESTING TO HELP FLOODING On a more serious note, the team are now involved in reforesting to help the environment. Reforesting is something that is becoming increasingly popular in our country and around the world as a means of supporting wildlife and helping to reduce the flooding, something that has impacted our area terribly over recent years.

“The Edible Campus scheme here at Lancaster is really going from strength to strength as the University sets the standard for others to follow,” explains Edible Campus Project Supervisor, Paul Todd, “and I strongly believe that institutions have to be change makers.” UNIVERSITY SUPPORT

“The University and the Edible Campus are very aware of the problems that flooding has caused to the city and places like nearby Galgate and one good solution is reforesting. We’ve already planted 1000 trees in one week on the newly acquired forest hills area, next to a nearby golf club and we intend to plant another ten thousand.”

Although some were slightly sceptical that the project would succeed when it started in 2009 few would dispute that everyone is now wholeheartedly behind the changes that the student lead project can achieve. “Originally the University kindly provided the space for the project to get started. We have a large garden at the Eco Hub on campus and the University has got fully behind everything the project stands for.”

In addition to the reforesting of theforest hills area of the campus, which sits beside the M6, the Edible Campus scheme has supported the introduction of no-mow zones to support and encourage the insects that pollinate the produce that they

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grow. They are also currently in the process of acquiring two bee hives.

“Amongst other things, we’re currently growing twelve varieties of chillies,” says Paul, “and from them the students make their own chilli jam which is very popular and really tasty.”

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The scheme supports the local economy by getting their manure from a nearby mushroom farm and supporting a supplier of peat free compost from Penrith who produce compost from unused local sheep wool. “Supporting the local economy is very important to the scheme, just as knowing exactly how many food miles are in your food. Essentially there are no food miles in the produce we grow at the campus. We also support Lancaster Green Spaces and local primary schools who can come along and see how we do things.” COMPOST AND CONTAINER KITCHENS The future is looking exciting at the Eco Hub with the introduction of a new composting scheme which will take food waste from both the University kitchens and student kitchens. And as the food waste decomposes and generates heat this is not wasted. It will be used to heat the greenhouses in which the produce is grown! Apart from the obvious ecological benefits of growing your own organic food the proof is always in the eating. In order to allow the students more culinary freedom Edible Campus are purchasing two used shipping containers which they intend to turn into bespoke kitchens where the team will no doubt create some tasty meals!


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NATURE RESERVES

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Andy Hay

Jon Carter, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve, explains what a Nature Reserve is and how they help wildlife thrive, supporting critically threatened species. When we think of nature reserves, we often imagine wild places where nature is allowed to do its own thing, free from the interference of people; wildlife prospers in these utopian spaces and peace is restored to the environment.

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MANUFACTURED NATURE RESERVES Well, nothing could be farther from the truth in most cases. Here in Britain at least, our entire landscape is a manufactured one. The entire Lake District and the magnificent glens of Scotland have been manicured by generations of farmers and landowners, the ancient woodlands of England and Wales coppiced and managed; our green and pleasant land is as barely wilder than an artificial lawn. Yet, when managed well, nature can indeed prosper in this constructed panorama. For centuries much of our native flora and fauna has had to adapt in order to survive alongside multiple changes to the landscape, whether caused through the modernising of farming methods, loss of preferred habitat or in many cases our sheer lack of care. Some niche species cannot keep up with these often rapid rates of change and so become scarcer while others respond to change quickly and learn how to survive when faced with adversity. And that’s really where nature reserves come into their own. They are often protected and preserved habitat that would otherwise be drained, ploughed or built on with devastating loss of natural life. Sometimes they are newly created in an attempt to balance out the removal of natural spaces elsewhere and frequently they can be resurrected industrial sites, blossoming in the shadows of chemical factories and power stations. These sanctuaries may be essential to the survival of specific species or act simply as stepping stones or corridors for more mobile wildlife.

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RESERVES IN NORTH LANCASHIRE Here in North Lancashire we have our fair share of nature reserves. One can find smaller, local sites where people can enjoy getting closer to nature while we also have access to vast areas that are protected for critically threatened species. Each in its own way adds enormous value to the mosaic of protected space for wildlife to thrive be it rare orchids, endangered butterflies or scarce birds. And it’s equally important that people are able to enjoy some of these special places. Organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts, National Trust and RSPB are keen to encourage as many families, school groups and budding nature enthusiasts onto their reserves as possible in order to ensure that they value and appreciate our wonderful natural world and ultimately help us to protect and preserve it. NATURE THEMED LEARNING At Leighton Moss alone we deliver high quality, curriculumbased, nature-themed learning to well over 2,000 school children and students each year. This allows us to engage with youngsters from all walks of life, some of whom may never get to spend much time immersed in nature. If we can ignite a spark that lasts a lifetime then we really are making progress. A FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE But it’s not about all about nature reserves; the conservation charities are also busy working behind the scenes with farmers, landowners, councils and government to ensure a future that is better for wildlife

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Many of the sanctuary’s resident birds have been orphaned or injured by man or nature.

BARDSEA BIRD

Sanctuary Hoping to become a registered charity, the Bardsea Bird Sanctuary in the South Lakes is the only wild bird sanctuary between Wigton and Lancaster. Features Writer Rob Bullock discovers more about its vital work…

HELP FOR INJURED BIRDS Nestled in the picturesque north west quarter of Morecambe Bay is Bardsea Bird Sanctuary that was set up just over two years ago to meet the needs of injured and sick birds in the South Lakes.

Bardsea Bird Sanctuary is the only wild bird sanctuary between Wigton and Lancaster and there is a real call for the expertise of the staff at the centre.

As we speak on the telephone Tamsin is busy caring for a young sparrow who she has to feed every half an hour or so; “I’ve brought her home from the sanctuary,” explains Tamsin, “because she needs around the clock care. It is sometimes easier to bring the birds home.”

“We are a very small sanctuary,” explains founder Tamsin, “but we’re hoping to attract more volunteers to come along and help us and hopefully this will help us to grow. We have certainly been a lot busier so far this year, it has been a busy breeding season. This shows that there is a need for a bird sanctuary in the South Lakes.”

Most bird sanctuaries have to limit the numbers they can take in, and many don’t cater for permanently disabled birds unlike Bardsea who believe that even if they can no longer fly then they still have a right to live a happy life. “Currently at the sanctuary we have some fledglings, be we’ve also got four geese, 11 ducks, pigeons, ten ducks and some special needs gulls who will never fly again. They all stay at the sanctuary and have a good life.”

Currently Tamsin runs Bardsea Bird Sanctuary with the help of her mum, Elisabeth – who deals with their Facebook page, and just a few more dedicated bird helpers who collect and care for injured and sick birds.

Although rehabilitation is always a first response to caring for a wild bird, rehabilitation and release does not always work for all the birds that arrive at the Bardsea Bird Sanctuary. But the caring attitude of the expert staff means that even without flight, birds can live a happy life. The sanctuary firmly believes that as the birds have managed to survive their injuries then they deserve to continue to survive right here in their care.

DIFFERENT KINDS OF INJURIES

LOVE OF BIRDS

Many of the sanctuary’s resident birds have been orphaned or injured by man or nature, some hit by cars and lorries, others by bullets and shot and sometimes by natural predators.

“I’ve always loved birds,” says southerner Tamsin, “ever since I was a young girl. My mum had chickens, ducks and fan-tailed doves and I just fell in love with them. When I moved up from Brighton I volunteered in a sanctuary in Barrow. When that closed I decided to set up my own sanctuary and the lady who ran the Barrow sanctuary came to help me.”

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ANIMALS - BARDSEA BIRD SANCTUARY

IF YOU FIND A BIRD THAT NEEDS HELP So, what should you do if you see a bird that you think needs help? “If a bird is clearly injured then you should call us. But if you see a fledgling on the ground it might not be injured and its parent could be close by. You need to make sure the bird is in a safe space and step back and wait to see if mum comes back, they often do.” THE FUTURE OF THE SANCTUARY “We’ve got high hopes for the sanctuary. We’re hoping to become a registered charity but need to raise more funds first. We’ve made a lot of improvements and planted a lot of trees but we’d like to do more and get more volunteers involved to help us save more birds.” If you are interested in helping or want to make a donation to the Bardsea Bird Sanctuary please contact Tamsin on 07935950281 or 01229 587459 or contact Elisabeth through www.facebook.com/pg/Bardsea-Bird-Sanctuary

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ANIMALS - PET CARE

COULD YOUR PET be a blood donor? so the blood is divided into components. This way, one unit of whole blood can be used to potentially save between two and four dogs. Frozen plasma has a longer shelf life than whole blood and can be stored for up to five years. Red blood cells are refrigerated and can be stored for up to six weeks. Like us, dogs have different blood types and in the UK we test for DEA 1 Negative and Positive. PET BLOOD BANK UK Pet Blood Bank UK is a charity that provides a canine blood bank service for veterinary practitioners across the UK. Similar to the human blood service, dog owners bring along their dogs to give blood at one of many sessions across the country, including sessions at our Bay Vets’ surgery in Lancaster. The blood is then processed to separate it into red blood cells and plasma products before storing ready for despatch.

Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity that provides a canine blood bank service for all veterinary practitioners across the UK. Similar to the human blood service, dog owners kindly bring along their much loved canine companions to give blood at one of our many sessions across the country. Find out more about your dog giving blood and the difference they can make.

With only 30% of donors being Negative blood type, keeping up with demand can be challenging. Certain breeds are more likely to be Negative - Dobermanns, Greyhounds, Boxers, German Shepherds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Airedale Terriers, Weimaraners, Lurchers, American Bulldogs, Pointer (English) and English Bull Terriers. Whatever the breed (not just those listed) a canine blood donor needs to be: Fit and healthy

WHY ARE CANINE BLOOD BANKS NEEDED?

Between one and eight years old

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Following a splenectomy (removal of the spleen) To replace blood lost following trauma To replace blood in patients with blood clotting disorders (haemophilia) HOW MANY DOGS CAN BE SAVED? Whole blood can be transferred directly from donor to patient. Whole blood is transfused when platelets, that are responsible for blood clotting, are needed. However, often only red cells or plasma components are needed

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TO STRETCH

OR NOT TO STRETCH? Evidence shows that regular muscular stretching, five times per week for a period of four weeks, dramatically increases the flow of blood to our muscles. It also improves the function of our arteries in the muscles and increases the number of capillaries within them. In Layman’s terms, stretching allows us to have a greater range of movement in our muscles which also reduces the chances of injury. Stretching has many other benefits too, such as, improved posture, eased back pain, improved exercise form, joint health, reduced stress levels, improved sleep, strengthens muscles and even helps with diabetes! The most important thing is that we are stretching the right muscles, for the right reasons, in the correct manner. There are a number of different types of stretches we can perform depending on what we are trying to achieve. STATIC STRETCHING Static stretches are held in a challenging but comfortable position for a period of time, usually between 10 and 30 seconds and is the most common form of stretching. Many experts though, consider static stretching much less beneficial than dynamic stretching for improving range of motion for functional movement, including sports and activities for daily living. DYNAMIC STRETCHING Dynamic stretches are more challenging but still performed at a reasonably comfortable range of motion but done repeatedly. It is becoming an increasingly

It seems for every piece of research that supports one, another study will come out saying the complete opposite. The truth is, stretching itself isn’t bad for us at all, and in fact, it’s great for us! The importance is knowing when, how and why to stretch, local experts Physiofusion explain more.

popular method of stretching among sports enthusiasts, athletes, trainers, and even Physiotherapists, because of its benefits in improving functional range of motion. It is worth noting that if you are unsure which dynamic stretches are most beneficial to you that you speak to a Physiotherapist for expert advice. MOBILITY STRETCHING Mobility stretches mimic an exercise you’re about to perform, and the most common amongst sports enthusiasts. For example, if you’re warming up for a football match, you may do 10 leg-swings at waist height followed by 10 at chest-height. If you’re playing tennis, you may do 10 shoulder swings at head height and 10 back handed swings at waist height. The purpose is for the muscles to gradually lengthen over a series of movements, so that when you come to performing that action during a match, it is replicating a movement that you have recently done, but at a maximal function.

PASSIVE STRETCHING Passive stretches are usually performed with extra assistance to help you stretch further. Using your body weight, a strap, a stretching device or another person. You relax the muscle you’re trying to stretch and rely on the external force to hold it. You don’t usually have to work very hard to do a passive stretch, but there is always the risk that the external force will be stronger than you are flexible, which could cause injury. To conclude, muscular stretching is hugely beneficial for us. As long as we are stretching appropriate muscles correctly, we will be improving the blood flow which will increase flexibility and reduce the chances of an injury. If you would like more information on the most appropriate stretches for you, feel free to use our FREE Ask A Physio service for professional advice or call us on 01282 453 110.

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How to GET YOUR KIDS

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Active kids are happy, healthy kids, but how to you persuade them to do some exercise? Our resident health expert Dr Juliet McGrattan shares her top tips on how to get your kids active. We all know that children should be active. The Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines recommend that children age 5 to 18, do at least 60 minutes of exercise every day. But it isn’t always easy! We’re known for being an active family but I admit that it can be hard to tempt our children away from their screens sometimes, especially my teenage boys. There are, however, tricks I use to help me and I wanted to share some of them with you.

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SPORT They’ll be blissfully unaware that you have a plan! It’s always best to be one step ahead of children, isn’t that always the way with parenthood? So, when you want to be active as a family, how do you get them to switch off, leave Fortnite, or the land they’re building on Minecraft and put on their trainers and join you? Here are some of my tips to stop you feeling like a nag, for making activity the best part of the day and not just another thing you just have to tick off the list: GIVE THEM OWNERSHIP Let your kids decide what activity they want to do. We make so many decisions for our children every day, from what they eat for tea to which apps they can download and when they go to bed. It’s great if they can feel they’ve made a decision and you’re going along with them, instead of vice versa for a change. Younger children can sometimes feel overwhelmed and unable to make a decision so offering them a choice of two things is often best. Older kids can make their own mind up. “Let’s get out and about on Sunday, what do you want to do?” If they’ve decided, then they’re much more likely to want to take part. Make ‘kids choice’ a family habit. Plan it and write it on the calendar. HAVE A PURPOSE Don’t even mention the concept of activity or exercise, instead put the focus on something else, make the activity the secondary role. Asking who wants to go on a dog walk will probably be met with a, “No thanks.” Whereas, “Who wants to go to the cafe for a hot chocolate? Let’s take the dog.” will get a positive response. Being active doesn’t have to mean taking part in a sport or structured activity, walking and generally messing about count too. Challenges and art are very helpful; trips to collect rocks or leaves to paint always go down well in my house. Damming a river or a stone skimming contest are popular too; getting competitive always works for my kids. Use nature’s playground, it’s free. Making a vlog or mini-film gives kids a chance to get their imaginations moving as well as their feet. They’ll be active and exercising without even realising it. MAKE IT ROUTINE Make activity part of your everyday routine so it’s just ‘what you do’ by default. That might be walking to school on weekdays, cycling into town or going to parkrun in Williamson Park on a Saturday. Generally, kids like routines, they

feel secure knowing what’s coming next. Establishing these routines early and being consistent with them will help children establish good habits for the future. There’s less debate and negotiating if something is part of the normal family schedule, they just expect to do it. FOCUS ON THE FUN This is the most important point. Why would you want to keep doing something that you don’t enjoy? Slow down to your child’s pace. Kids have a different agenda. Let them guide you. If you’re constantly telling them to hurry up, walk faster and stop dawdling then where’s the fun in that, for either of you? Let your active times be an opportunity for chat, laughter and bonding. Lose your inhibitions and muck about; get on that swing, chase them to the gate, rediscover your backhand volley. Don’t you sometimes find your day is a list of instructions and demands? Brush your teeth. Finish your homework. Wash your hands before tea. And so the list goes on. Put all that aside, relax and just enjoy being together. BE A ROLE MODEL Don’t underestimate the power that your own actions have on your children. It mustn’t be a case of ‘do as I say, not as I do’. If they see you leading by example and being active as part of your regular day, then it will rub off on them. It’s our responsibility to help our children develop a healthy lifestyle. Let them see you trying new things, it will reassure them that it’s ok to fail as well as succeed and the fun comes from experimenting. Tell them you feel nervous about going on that zip wire, share your feelings of fear. They’ll then understand their own nerves are normal. Explain that minirisk assessment that you do in your head out loud to them. “I’m a bit scared. It’s a long way down but I’m clipped onto the safety wire so I can’t fall’. It will give them reassurance and help them establish logical thought processes and to determine whether their own actions, when you aren’t around, are sensible. MAKE A MEMORY Take photos and videos when you’re out and about. Have a photo board on the kitchen wall and take a few minutes to watch your mini-films back. It’s amazing how quickly we all forget. When children are reminded of what fun they had, they’ll want to do it again. Ask them what the best bits were and how you could make it even better next time. This takes us back round to the first point about giving them ownership and making plans. It’s a fact that active kids are more likely to become active adults. In turn when they have their own children we have a positive spiral instead of a negative one and the future looks brighter. It can take a bit of imagination, enthusiasm and motivation but do you know what? It’s fun, you won’t regret it and you’ll get your daily dose of activity too.

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WOMEN & GIRLS FOOTBALL at Morecambe Ladies Football Club

We now have two senior ladies teams and six junior girls teams, all playing competitive football.

Women & Girls Football is becoming huge all over the country, and our local girls are now able, not only to train, but compete against other girl only teams when they join Morecambe FC Ladies & Girls. The women’s section was established in 2005 and recently set up a junior section to encourage girls as young as 4 all the way through to 16 years giving them the opportunity to play football. Morecambe Ladies have been wanting to set a junior section for years to ensure local girls had a place to go to play football locally, so they didnt have to travel miles to play anymore. Last summer they started off with just a handful of girls and now have over 60 girls training on a weekly basis. The club doesn’t just offer football, it provides life skills, friendships and is such a great confidence booster for the girls it really is more than just a game. The feedback we receive regularly is incredible, how girls lives have literally changed. From being quiet, shy girls, to proud and confident girls wearing their team kit with pride.

The club is very friendly and welcoming and if girls don’t feel ready to play matches, they are very welcome to play recreationally. Morecambe junior teams will compete in the South Lakes Girls League and West Lancs Girls League from September, which will take great dedication and commitment as they travel some distance to play their matches. Both the ladies teams continue to grow from strength to strength competing in the newly branded FA Women’s National League with the reserves in the North West Women’s Regional league, travelling all over the North of England. The club is self-funded and does rely on sponsors, if you would like to support the club or play for the girls or women’s section, get in touch with Sophie or Nick at Morecambeladiesfc@gmail.com or 07814276448

All our coaches are volunteers, CRC Checked and all help with the club because they are passionate about the girls playing and developing each week. This shows in our sessions which is mainly led by Morecambe LFC players which in turn, inspires the girls. We aim to allow ALL girls the opportunity to play and this season will be rotating girls round as fairly as possible on match day and not playing girls upon ability. Girls and the coaches will grow more as a team this way than having the same group sat on the sideline week in week out. We are ONE CLUB.

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HEALTH - IN THE GARDEN

Avoiding Inuries IN THE GARDEN It is estimated that every year more than 400,000 people in the UK need medical attention because of accidents and injuries they have had in the garden. Versatile Physiotherapy Clinic explains how to avoid injury. Summer time is when gardeners and non gardeners head into the garden. Although we may not think of gardening as a sport that we could be injured by, the statistics don’t lie, don’t be one of the 400,000 people that seek medical attention each year due to garden accidents. AVOID BACK PAIN Without even thinking about it, many of us bend over when planting in the garden or pulling out weeds. We recommend you use a kneeling pad and let your knees take away the strain from your back. TAKE REGULAR BREAKS Take regular breaks, to stand up and gently lean backwards 5-10 times. Rotating between tasks can help avoid repetitive strain injuries.

BE CAREFUL LIFTING When lifting, keep the load close to your body and bend at the knees (not from your back) and push up with your legs. If the object is too heavy for you, seek help. DON’T OVER STRETCH Avoid over stretching, especially when cutting the grass, keep the mower in line with your body and keep an upright posture, Back pain will normally get better within a few weeks and it is important to stay as active as possible and not take to your bed. Take pain relief and your pain should ease within 2 weeks but if it persists, it may be the right time to give us a call on 01524 733033.

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LANCASTER CTC

a club where you can keep fit and eat cake!

For over a hundred years cycling has been a popular sport, keeping riders fit as well as delivering lots of medals in global competitions but it’s also a sport where you can have your cake and eat it. Rob Bullock finds out how… “Although CTC stands for ‘Cyclist Touring Club’,” explains current Lancaster and South Lakes club Secretary Len Howard, “lots of us joke that it could also mean Café to Café!” RIDES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK The popular shorter Tuesday morning rides that members of the club enjoy means the chance to get some healthy exercise with the promise of coffee and cake at the destination in the knowledge that cycling will burn off the calories. For more adventurous riders the Thursday full day bike rides offer something more strenuous – rides of up to seventy miles up hill and down dale. There are Club rides every Sunday that are between 45 and 70 miles in length that make a morning coffee stop and a further stop for lunch. “The team travels at only around 11 miles per hour,” says Len, “we make sure that everyone knows the route and no one gets lost or left behind.”

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The Thursday Riders began as a group of friends who over the last decade or so have come to include many of the Lancaster and South Lakes CTC member. Now the Thursday Riders have become an Informal Group within Cycling UK, linked to Lancaster & South Lakes CTC. The average pace of the Thursday Riders group will vary according to who is riding but will not usually be more than 13 mph. Like the Club rides, the Thursday Riders are a sociable group who like to stop for coffee and lunch and always make sure everyone is part of the group. CYCLE TOURING Although touring on a bike is very different to racing, cycling in general has been popular since well before motor cars took over our roads. “Before motor cars became commercially available, bike ownership was at its highest level. Almost everyone

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SPORT - LOCAL CYCLING GROUP would have owned a bike, riding them to get to work and for pleasure and there were velodromes in most towns that attracted lots of spectators to watch cycling events.” CYCLING KIT Costing anywhere from £1500 upwards for a new touring bike, second hand machines can be picked up much more cheaply and a quality one will last a lifetime of touring; “I bought a Dawes Galaxy Classic Touring Bike in 1994 and I still ride it today.” A touring bike has slightly sturdier tyres than racing bikes and they are not quite as inflated to help reduce the shock impact of riding on the road. They’re much more comfortable to ride than a racer. They are also built so you can carry luggage and enjoy being out on the road touring whether for the day or longer.

Most of our members are in their sixties and seventies but we have some members in their eighties and they are still going strong.

“At the Lancaster and South Lakes CTC each year we organise a cycling holiday for our members. This year we went up to Northumberland, rented some holiday cottages and enjoyed touring around that area. It’s a really good way to see different countryside.”

South Lakes members who were aged between 55 and 79 and compared them with healthy adults from a wide age group who did not take regular exercise. The findings, in the journal Aging Cell, showed that older cyclists preserved muscle mass and strength as compared to much younger people and that the anti-ageing effects of cycling appeared to also extend to the strengthening of the immune system.

OLDER BUT FITTER

“Most of our members are in their sixties and seventies but we have some members in their eighties and they are still going strong and enjoying the benefits of getting on your bike, staying fit and enjoying general good health.”

Members of the Lancaster and South Lakes CTC might be older than many of the cyclists you see on the roads these days but that doesn’t stop them from being fitter than the average twenty to thirty years old, and that has been scientifically proven. Recently, scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists just like the Lancaster and

So, it appears that the old-adage of never forgetting how to ride a bike might be something that some of us less active individuals might want to consider. Joining a group like Lancaster and South Lakes CTC is a fun and interesting way to get out and about, enjoy some fresh air, get fit and have our cake and eat it! Why not give it a go? You’re never too old!

Please see the club website www.ctclancaster.org.uk for details of how to get involved. Both the Club Rides and the Thursday Rides are organised by Mike Codd. If you would like to join either ride for the first time, please get in contact with him at mike.codd@btinternet.com

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PREVENT LYME DISEASE

by avoiding tick bites Garstang resident Sophie Ward has taken her campaign nationally, to try and prevent others from suffering, as she has from Lyme Disease, caught simply from one tiny insect bite. Schools are now breaking for summer and with the beautiful hot weather the UK has experience over the last few months, so many people are heading out to enjoy the countryside. Before you head out, Sophie would like to spread awareness of Lyme Disease so that others do not have to endure the devastating symptoms that she now has to live with, as a result of contracting the disease in 2008. WHAT IS LYME DISEASE? Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection and more than ever it is important to educate everyone and make ourselves aware of this awful disease. It is widely unknown, yet it is now a bigger epidemic worldwide that HIV. If the infection is caught in the first month then a course of antibiotics should aid you back to full health. However if the infection is left longer than a month the bacteria begin invading the body’s cells, tissues and organs. Causing life long health problems and is a long drawn out death sentence. HOW DID I CONTRACT IT? I was bitten after visiting Pandas whilst on holiday in China. I DID NOT suffer from a bulls-eye rash but came down with a fever. I had two days worth of antibiotics and felt fine. It wasn’t until I had returned home and around 4 years had passed that I began suffering with more and more debilitating symptoms. I went to HUNDREDS of doctors who were unable to get to the bottom of my issues. I went undiagnosed for 9 years. Once I was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease, firstly I was relieved that I had finally got an answer but then being told about the disease and learning more I realised the true reality of my health. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? On contracting the disease a bulls-eye rash is normally the tale-tail sign, but only 50 per cent receive a rash. Other symptoms mimic

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other illnesses and so it is easy to be dismissed and go undiagnosed. Such as; Flu like symptoms, headaches, fevers, chills, joint pain and nausea Late stage Lyme disease causes a number of debilitating and fatal symptoms: paralysis, arthritis, migraines, burning feet, liver & kidney problems, heart palpations, weight loss/gain, vision problems, GI problems, muscle weakness and pain, air hunger, intolerances to; chemical, materials and food, memory loss, brain fog, nerve damage and pain. To name just a few! A WORLDWIDE HEALTH WARNING Lyme disease is a complex infection that effects everyone differently due to the fact a tick carries up to 5 infections and so many are infected in a cocktail where all the symptoms and problems blend. There is no clear, cut accurate test or direct effective treatment for late-stage Lyme. Lyme disease DOES kill but because it is the mastermind behind the murder and causes something else to fail or give up on us. Lyme disease is never noted on death certificates and so therefore the medical community and Government do not recognised this issue to be a serious health warning. Sophie explains “I would hate for anyone suffer the hell I do everyday, for simply enjoying the outdoors and receiving a little bite. Before being diagnosed I had NEVER heard of Lyme disease and didn’t have any knowledge on the disease what so ever and that is why I am determined to spread awareness. Turning my negatives into positives and hopefully driving change within the medical circles and Government. For acceptance, best testing, treatments and funding for research.” PREVENTION IS KEY Currently prevention is the best cure. Education on tickremoval, body checking, wearing repellent and wearing light coloured clothes are all simple prevention methods people need to exercise to stay safe and they are so simple. If you

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HEALTH - LYME DISEASE “I have gone from elite swimmer, competing for Great Britain to using a wheel chair on longer walking trips”

We offer a support network for people so they don’t feel alone in their struggles. People share their experiences and ask for advice from fellow members. I blog my own personal journey at: www. sophantastic.org/ that offers help, advice and just a place of comfort for people not just suffering with Lyme disease but with chronic illnesses in general.

suspect you have been bitten by a tick or have developed a bull’s-eye rash, you should seek medical attention. To prevent Lyme disease after you have been bitten you will need 4 weeks of antibiotics or up to 8 weeks of the antibiotic, within a month of receiving the bite to kill off the bacteria. If left untreated or given a smaller dose of antibiotics the bacteria leave the blood stream after a month and drill themselves through tissues, cells and organs. This is when Lyme Disease is chronic and can lay doormat for up to 30 years but when active can cause the range of symptoms I have currently shared with you. LYME DISEASE UK I am honoured to be a part of the 8 Lyme disease UK admin team. We manage the 8,500 members that include sufferers, carers and family members.

I am also a proud Brand Leader for the UK for Invisiyouth which is a non-profit charity that is America based but helps youths and young adults world wide suffering with invisible illness find a purpose and a voice. I have worked closely with my family’s business Residential Parks Limited and Acresfield Health Club and Spa also based in Garstang to raise awareness across parks nationwide. Also getting Rufus & David Bellamy involved. It’s been amazing having them on board we have encouraged 670 parks and park owners nationwide to begin displaying posters, leaflets and educating their residents on their parks. We have enjoyed such a great response it’s been amazing. We are also planning a Gatsby Themed Murder Mystery night at the end of August, again to raise money towards to cause.

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An evening of beauty Your invitation to celebrate with us

Monday 24th September from 6pm onwards

25 Years

Leading the way with the very latest range of treatments and a luxurious salon experience.

01524 720369 info@sueshields.co.uk www.sueshields.co.uk 60 Lancaster Road Carnforth Lancashire LA5 9LE

Clarins Gold Salon since 1997

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01524 833129

50 years experience in both NHS & private sectors Hand crafted dentures High quality worksmanship & service Solving denture problems locally since 1992 The Northwest’s Premier Denture Repair Centre

40 Albert Road Morecambe LA4 4HF GDC Reg No 149757 62

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Your invitation to celebrate with us

SUE SHIELDS SPA

25 Years

Monday 24th September from 6pm onwards

We are celebrating 25 years of Sue Shields Spa with our recently renovated and expanded salon. With 14 treatment rooms our tranquil haven is nestled in the heart of Carnforth just 1 mile away from Junction 35, close to the Lake District, Kendal and Lancaster. Our journey started in 1993 when Sue Shields Spa offered essential salon staples such as nails and waxing, providing the utmost in relaxation and rejuvenation. We still pride ourselves on these treatments working closely with Clarins and Elemis. We have dedicated floors with luxurious surroundings, and now include the most medically advanced spa treatments you would usually have to travel to big cities for. These treatments include SlimFit fat reduction, laser hair and thread vein removal, skin tightening, GeneO+ 4 in 1 super facial and Endermologie lipo-massage. Our spa has become one of the North West’s leading skin, face and body clinics and we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of cutting edge and innovative treatments. These range from holistic therapies to non-invasive and minimally invasive technologies. Our Medi Spa has the latest machines, a registered nurse, salon professional products and protocols that always deliver impressive results for our clients. We have extensive knowledge in the cosmetic and aesthetic field and we understand the needs of our clients in today’s body-beautiful society. Our therapists are sympathetic to this and can advise on how to transform your body or skin to enable you to achieve the results you want without having to go under the knife. Alongside and equally important to achieving results is customer care. With realistic and affordable results-driven treatments we ensure

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our treatments address our clients’ individual needs and concerns. Beginning with a private complementary consultation, we also offer taster sessions which allow our clients to experience first-hand what the treatments are like before investing time and money. “During the consultation we listen to understand our clients’ concerns and goals helping us to tailor a personalised treatment plan.” Sue Shields Spa has held the Clarins Gold Salon Status since 1997 and was awarded the Clarins Gold Salon of the Year Award in 2012. We take pride in our exceptional standard of practical treatment, level of professional advice, client care and salon ambience. We have handpicked some of the best therapists in the area, not just for their qualifications, but for their genuine desire to take great care of each of our clients. Sue Shields Spa’s expert and long-standing team have total confidence and the knowledge that the treatments we offer have been tried and tested on real women and men to produce REAL results. So do you want the ultimate bum or tum lift, but don’t want to go under the knife? We’ve created a unique treatment package combining three powerful, effective fat reduction‬and skin tightening treatments to help give you a perkier, smoother and lifted bum and/or tum.‬‬‬

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TOTAL WELLBEING COMES TO LANCASTER Relax, unwind and rejuvenate at Tranquil Spa, Lancaster; the latest edition to the multi million pound re-development of Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. Tranquil provides you with a haven to escape the stresses of day to day life, offering a stunning complement of therapeutic and rejuvenating face and body care treatments, using only the best products with the finest ingredients from brands such as Elemis and Ishga. Our team of experienced and highly qualified therapists will be happy to put together a treatment package designed specifically for your needs, and are happy to offer you advice on your requirements. THERMAL JOURNEY Embark on our Thermal Journey, including a Salt Inhalation Room which cleanses the skin and stimulates circulation; Aroma Steam Room to ease muscular tension and clear your mind; Herbal Sauna to help you to unwind and relax; Ice Chute to cool, tone and refresh your skin and a Watermill Sauna, the first of its kind in the UK, which soothes aches and pains whilst detoxing the mind and body.

MEMBERS & NON MEMBERS Members of Salt Ayre Leisure Centre can ‘bolt on’ usage of the Thermal Journey to their existing monthly membership package for just £15 per month. Treatments and Thermal Journey usage must be pre-booked and are subject to availability.

TO BOOK - CALL NOW ON 01524 582 916

Alternatively if you are not a member and would like to use our thermal experience you can do so for 2 hours for just £20 and you do not need to be a member to book any of our treatments starting at just £10. Sign up to receive all Tranquil spa offers at www.lancaster.gov.uk/tranquilspa. In addition, The Nail Bar offers a range of Jessica treatments – the world’s number 1 natural nail care system - designed to deliver luxury with serious results. Tranquil Spa is the perfect place to recharge, re-tune and reconnect with yourself in a calm and considered environment. Are you tempted yet…?

WIN A SPA DAY for 2 people WORTH £250 The Spa day includes:

Smoothie on arrival | Access to the Thermal Spa Journey | Afternoon tea | Choice of one treatment: (Soothing back neck and shoulder massage OR relaxing facial)

We take your privacy very seriously and will not pass your information to any other third parties for marketing purposes. The competition winner will be notified via the email address provided, all un-successful entrants’ details will not be held. For more information on our privacy policy visit: lancaster.gov.uk/privacy-salc

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To be in with a chance to win email your name and ‘Lancaster District Comp’ to tranquilspa@lancaster.gov.uk. Winner will be announced 1st October 2018.

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Entrants must be aged 18 or over. There may be limitations for those who are pregnant or post-natal. Prize must be booked and redeemed by 30th November 2018, subject to availability. Please make us aware of any medical conditions on booking your thermal or treatment experience. Treatments are 25 minutes long.


Healing with Nature

Prescribed Homeopathic remedies

Flexible appointment times £55 adults £45 children Including prescription

Email Dawn to sign up to her quarterly newsletter

Initial consultation of 1.5 hrs Call Dawn 07515 426670 Dacrelands Clinic | Skerton | Lancaster | LA1 2DU

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Dawn Keyse Qualified Homeopath with over 20yrs experience

dawnkeyse@gmail.com www.competehomeopathy.biz

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

Stiff and sore after a broken bone?

Diagnosed with Cancer?

Living with Had a stroke, Had a joint Parkinson’s? operation or accident? replacement?

Registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Health and Care Professionals’ Council

Contact Leah on 07934 785 797 or email: leahthephysio@gmail.com

www.leahthephysio.co.uk S’ R CE EA N Y IE 26 PER EX

Vicky Kirkwood MBAA RHAD Hearing Aid Audiologist

Vicky Kirkwood of Lakeland Hearing.com can safely, hygenically & effectively remove earwax with a NEW micro suction technique allowing you to hear clearly again.

20% discount Wax removal & hearing check Was £50 Now£40

Bring this advert to qualify Valid until 30/09/18

CAN’T HEAR? Is it wax? www.lakelandhearing.co.uk info@lakelandhearing.co.uk The BMI Hospital | Meadowside | Lancaster | LA1 2RH Philip Jones Opticians | 15 Market Street | Carnforth | LA5 9JX BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT AND HEAR CLEARLY AGAIN

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Pamper Days AT L A N C A S T E R H O U S E F R O M £ 4 9

All our Spa Days include use of the Sandpiper Health Club facilities including pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and outside hot tub. A fluffy robe and slippers are provided for your day.

Summer Spa Day AFTERNOON TEA CHOOSE EITHER A 1/2 HOUR

Mini Pamper Day 2 COURSE LUNCH 25 MINUTE ELEMIS MINI FACIAL

£49 (AVAILABLE MONDAY-FRIDAY ONLY)

to book

BACK, NECK & SHOULDER MASSAGE OR MINI FACIAL £59 PER PERSON

QUOTE LANCASTER DISTRICT AND RECEIVE 10% OFF

CALL 01524 585185

Must be booked by the 30th September 2018. All Spa days subject to availability. *£10 supplement per person for Saturday and Sunday.


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Serving delicious homemade cakes and bakes, freshly ground coffee and a fine selection of locally sourced hot and cold food, prepared fresh to order.

All proceeds to St John's Hospice.

10% OFF with this flyer !* The Courtyard Café at St John’s Hospice Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST

Tel: 01524 382538

Visit us online: /thecourtyardatstjohns www.cafeatstjohns.com * Present this advert at time of payment for 10% off your food and drink bill. Each advert may only be used once. One flyer per visit. Expires on 30/09/18. The Courtyard Café is VAT registered No. 296 4192 66


“ Our great tasting milk comes from cows given the freedom to graze. That’s way so many are joining our free range herd - it tastes so good in glass bottles too.” #feelgoodmilk

Find out more: Call Chris on 01524 388688 www.stephensonsdairy.co.uk stephensonsfd

Chocolate Making Workshops The Little Chocolatier £15pp

Suitable for ages 5 and over - 1 hour 30 minutes

Madame Chocolate Workshops

The Ultimate Chocolate Experience £25pp Suitable for ages 10 and over - 2 hours

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Brew Me Sunshire (12 Victoria Street, Morecambe) is part of Galloway’s Society for the Blind. Registered Charity No. 526088

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Upcoming Events at Lancaster House This year we’ve got lots going on, from gripping murder mysteries, port and cheese nights, charity events and much more!

Jazz Nights

Luca Brassi Four: Friday 20th July & Friday 7th September, 6.30pm Kader: Friday 31st August, 6.30pm Come and join us in the Sandeman Bar for evening sessions with two fantastic jazz bands. Luca Brassi Four, a Lancashire based quartet and Kader, a 7 piece contemporary jazz band.

These are FREE events.

Sandeman Port & Cheese Night

Thursday 2nd August, 7.00pm Enjoy a taste of our Sandeman Port selection, paired with local Lancashire Cheeses. Learn more about the famous brand from ours knowledgeable team.

Tickets for this event are £15.00 per person.

Enchanted Evening

Friday 21st September, 6.00pm This event is not one to miss as Lancaster House, renowned dress designer Jennifer Pritchard and others will be giving away a WHOLE WEDDING worth thousands in a prize draw whilst raising money for NW Cancer Research!

Tickets for the event are £20.00 per person.

VISIT: englishlakes.co.uk/lancaster-house or call 01524 844822 for more details

Lancaster House, Green Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4GJ


BAR AND DINING

QUIZ NIGHT WEDNESDAY

FISH NIGHT THURSDAY

STEAK NIGHT FRIDAY

FIXED PRICE SUNDAY LUNCH £11, £15, £19 seasonal locally sourced roasts & endless gravy

Greaves Park is a majestic grade II listed building surrounded by lovely park land, right in the middle of Lancaster. We hold the Highest Quality Assured award from Taste Lancashire, The Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and we are members of Cask Marque so you can be assured of great food, great service and great beer! Our ‘field to plate’ ethos is ingrained in our menus and the quality ingredients are sourced locally and cooked fresh to ensure the flavour and presentation of our food is consistent.

GREAVES PARK | BOWERHAM ROAD | LANCASTER | LA1 3AH www.greavespark.co.uk | 01524 389335 | Info@greavespark.co.uk


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Children moan about them, heath fanatics rave about them and Grandma’s always make you eat them! We find out why we should be eating our greens.

One serving a day of green leafy vegetables could lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by 11%!

PREVENTS BELLY BLOATING! There is a myth that vegetables cause a bloated belly, but actually most vegetables do the opposite. Vegetables are rich in fiber, which flushes out waste and prevents constipation by keeping the digestive tract moving.

Nutrients in our greens:

Leafy greens are those highly nutritious members of the vegetable family that can add texture to your sandwiches, flavour to your soups and salads and colour to your plate. And don’t forget herbs! Green vegetables are highly nutritious and are great for adding plenty of flavour to almost any dish.

Calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones. Some leafy greens contain high amounts of calcium, particularly kale, rocket and bok choy. Folate is a B-vitamin essential for the healthy development in early pregnancy, particularly in preventing neural tube defects. It is also important in DNA synthesis and the building or repairing of tissues like red blood cells. Vitamin A helps with good vision and healthy immune function. Leafy greens are a good source of pro-vitamin A carotenoids like beta-carotene which your body can use to make vitamin A.

Leafy vegetables are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories. They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, as well as containing a host of phytochemicals, such as lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene.

Vitamin C required for the growth and repair of tissues throughout your body, including bones and teeth. It can also function as an antioxidant, protecting your DNA from damage by free radicals. Vitamin K plays an important role in helping your blood to clot which stops continuous bleeding when we have a cut or bruise. Potassium is an electrolyte that helps keeps fluids balanced in your blood and tissues. Potassium also helps to control blood pressure. Magnesium is essential for hundreds of different processes in your body, including energy production, bone development, mineral balance, muscle contraction and protein and DNA synthesis.

Because of their high magnesium content and low glycemic index, green leafy vegetables are also valuable for persons with type 2 diabetes.

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Fibre helps to make you feel full and aids in weight loss. Fibre is essential in keeping your digestive system healthy and keep bowel movements regular.

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‘ New Tapas Menu available soon ‘

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 12NOON - 3PM & 6PM - 11PM

A refreshingly, modern Thai restaurant located in the heart of Lancaster

We have an excellent Thai menu with a wide selection of Thai cuisine all prepared using the finest ingredients and by professional Thai chefs. You can choose from a selection of vegetarian, seafood and many other popular Thai dishes.

BLUE MOON THAI RESTAURANT | 6 ROSEMARY LANE | LANCASTER | LA1 1NR BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW 01524 381111 OR POP IN FOR LUNCH WWW.BLUEMOONRESTAURANT.CO.UK All images © Nick Dagger Photography


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C a n e Fu r n i t u r e Fr o m £135

R e n e G r u a u Cu s h i o n s £92 . 50 e a c h

W W W. M J B I R D. CO. U K B o l t o n - l e -S a n d s

W W W. D O M U S BY D E S I G N . CO. U K Bare

Pa c i f i c L i f e s t y l e - R o p e K n o t Ta b l e L a m p £9 9.9 9 FAC E B O O K @ I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y Lancaster

Antique finish glass tealight h o l d e r £4 . 9 5 DOWN TO EARTH Lancaster

P o o l e P o t t e r y Va s e 26 c m African Sk y £89 W W W. M O O R E N W I F E . CO. U K Carnforth

J a z z C h a i r £145 W W W. M J B I R D. CO. U K B o l t o n - l e -S a n d s

Birds And Hearts L i g h t c a tc h e r £9. 9 5 DOWN TO EARTH Lancaster

Vo y a g e M a i s o n St o o l £9 0 W W W. M O O R E N W I F E . CO. U K Carnforth

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Moorcrof t Anna Lily Clock £290

K r y s ta l B e d s t e a d / H e a d b o a r d Fr o m £18 8

W W W. M O O R E N W I F E . CO. U K Carnforth

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SHOP LOCAL - INTERIOR STYLE L l a m a S e q u i n Fl i p Cu s h i o n £13 . 9 9 W W W. B AY V I E W G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K Carnforth

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SHOP LOCAL D a Te r ra L o n g j i J u g £47 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

St E va l T i n n e d C a n d l e s £10 e a c h W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

Tr u e G ra ce - S e a s h o r e R o o m Fra g ra n ce s from £22 W W W. D O M U S BY D E S I G N . CO. U K Bare

L S A P o l k a Fl u t e G l a s s e s £ 3 4 f o r a s e t o f 4 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

N a v y Wa v e C e ra m i c Ta l l J u g b y G i s e l a G ra h a m £9.9 9 W W W. B AY V I E W

Ser ving / Sharing Platter in Marble and M a n g o w o o d - l a r g e £ 59.9 5 W W W. DA I S YC L O U G H . CO M Scorton

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B y r o n & B y r o n N e o n Cu r ta i n P o l e s £va r i o u s

L u s h D e s i g n L a m p s h a d e £4 8 L a v e n d e r P r i n t e d Z i n c J u g £ 5 . 75 W W W. H O WA R D JA M E S

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SHOP LOCAL - INTERIOR STYLE S u s i e Wa t s o n S h e t l a n d Wo o l Throw in Duck Egg £80 W W W. P E N N Y S T R E E T CO L L E C TA B L E S . CO M Lancaster

St E va l C a n d l e Co m p a n y S ce n t e d c a n d l e i n t e r ra c o t ta p o t L a r g e £12 . 50 S m a l l £ 5 . 75 W W W. DA I S Y C L O U G H . CO M Scorton S u s i e Wa t s o n L a m p s h a d e £ 2 9 W W W. P E N N Y S T R E E T

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S u s i e Wa t s o n S p r i g Cu s h i o n s £ 2 8 W W W. P E N N Y S T R E E T CO L L E C TA B L E S . CO M Lancaster

170 c m I r i s I n G a l va n i s e d P o t £118 G i n k g o L e a f D e c o ra t i o n £ 35

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M u s ta r d Ve l v e t C h a i r £ 576 W W W. FAC E B O O K . CO M / V I VA . I N T E R I O R S Lancaster

Ve l v e t A n d L i n e n J u n g l e T h e m e C h a i r £ 27 3 W W W. FAC E B O O K . CO M / V I VA . I N T E R I O R S Lancaster

S e t o f 2 r u s t e d c l a s s i c a l u r n s £9 0 W W W. FAC E B O O K . CO M / V I VA . I N T E R I O R S Lancaster

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Pa n o s o n i c W i r e l e s s H e a d p h o n e s £9 0 W W W. R O B I N S O N S E L E C T R I C . CO. U K Lancaster & Kendal P l a y O n e S o n o s S p e a k e r £14 9 H e n r i L l o y d P o l o S h i r t £ 59 W W W. J O S E P H C L O T H I N G . CO. U K Lancaster

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E A 7 Sw i m S h o r t s £ 70 W W W. J O S E P H C L O T H I N G . CO. U K Lancaster

MiGoals Bucket List b o o k i n b l a c k £18 . 0 0 W W W. I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

E m p o r i o A r m a n i T S h i r t £69 W W W. J O S E P H C L O T H I N G . CO. U K Lancaster

Humax Eye HD C l o u d C a m e ra £12 9 W W W. R O B I N S O N S E L E C T R I C . CO. U K Lancaster & Kendal

M e m o b o t t l e w a t e r b o t t l e A 5 £ 2 8 . 50 W W W. I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

Pa u l S m i t h Wa tc h e s f r o m £170 W W W. J O S E P H C L O T H I N G . CO. U K Lancaster

H u m b l e w o o d i S m a r t p h o n e s ta n d va r i o u s c o l o u r s £12 . 0 0 W W W. I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster


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R a g M a k e r s R e c y c l e d F i b r e s t o ra g e p o t s f r o m £10 V i n ta g e TG G r e e n Te a a n d Co f f e e j a r s £ 2 0 e a c h

W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster K e n t a n d St o w e S e n t r y S h e d 1. 8 m - £ 24 9 W W W. DA I S YC L O U G H . CO M

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S u s i e Wa t s o n S u g a r p o t W W W. P E N N Y S T R E E T CO L L E C TA B L E S . CO M Lancaster

R e x I n t e r n a t i o n a l J u m b o St o ra g e B a g s £4 .9 9 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

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A l d s w o r t h H a l l w a y B e n c h £ 2 55

B E E P ! B E E P ! S p l a s h p r o o f P u m p B a g £11. 9 9

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Emma Bridgewater B i s c u i t J a r £ 39 W W W. P E N N Y S T R E E T CO L L E C TA B L E S . CO M Lancaster

Set of three dark green baskets with n a t u ra l j u t e h a n d l e s £ 50 W W W. DA I S YC L O U G H . CO M Scorton

P y ra m i d b o x e s b y K o r r i d o r va r i o u s s i z e s a n d c o l o u r s £12 - £18 W W W. I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

B e a u t i f u l B i t s & B o b s T i n £ 8 .9 9 W W W. PA P E R G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

M y Fa v o u r i t e T h i n g s T i n £ 8 . 9 9 W W W. PA P E R G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

G i s e l a G ra h a m B i c y c l e R u c k s a c k £13 .9 9 W W W. B AY V I E W G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K B o l t o n - L e -S a n d s

G a r d e n B i r d s J u m b o B a g £4 .9 9 W W W. R S P B . O R G . U K Leighton Moss

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SHOP LOCAL - FOR THE KIDS

H e r d y F e l t i n g K i t £15 W W W. N O R T H E R N YA R N . CO. U K Lancaster R a c h e l E l l e n Wa t e r B o t t l e £ 8 .9 9 W W W. PA P E R G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

St e i f f Co l l e c t o r s Fl o p s y B u n n y £159 W W W. M O O R E N W I F E . CO. U K

The Soap Dairy Jersey Milk H a n d m a d e S o a p £ 5 . 75 W W W. N O R T H E R N YA R N . CO. U K Lancaster

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M i n i b e a s t E x p l o r e r K i t £ 6 .9 9 Rachel Ellen Money Box Tin £3.99

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

W W W. PA P E R G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

Te r r i e r D o o r s t o p £15 W W W. M J B I R D. CO. U K B o l t o n - l e -S a n d s

A n i m a l Cu s h i o n s £12 E a c h

W i l d l i f e M u g s £4 . 50 E a c h W W W. H O WA R D JA M E S G A R D E N CO. CO. U K Ingleton

H e r d y Co t t o n B a b y H a t £ 7. 50 W W W. N O R T H E R N YA R N . CO. U K Lancaster

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SHOP LOCAL - FOR THE KIDS

Fr e s k O r g a n i c Co t t o n R o m p e r £ 26 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

For the kids

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EKOBO ‘BAMBINO’ bamboo set for kids £25 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

Fa b e l a b O r g a n i c Co t t o n O c t o p u s R a t t l e £ 24 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

A t l a n ta B e d r o o m f r o m £13 0 W W W. M J B I R D. CO. U K B o l t o n - l e -S a n d s M e g a d e n k i t f r o m Fl i b b e r t y £ 55 W W W. I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

Llama Sequin P u r s e £ 5 .9 9 W W W. B AY V I E W B u n n y G i a n t J i g s a w £9.9 9

G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K B o l t o n - L e -S a n d s

W W W. B AY V I E W G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K B o l t o n - L e -S a n d s

Pa n d a R u c k s a c £12 .9 9 W W W. B AY V I E W G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K B o l t o n - L e -S a n d s

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M i s s h a p e n s q u a r e s n e c k l a ce b y Z I G I i n Rose Gold, Silver & Gold £25

Te x t i l e C a n d y h a n d m a d e j e w e l l e r y f r o m £16 - £ 2 8

W W W. R E N E S FA S H I O N . CO. U K Lancaster B l o s s o m Wra p D r e s s £ 27. 9 9 w a s £ 39.9 9

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S u n g l a s s e s f o r R e a d i n g b y E y e l e v e l £14

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B l u e a n d N a t u ra l W i d e B r i m S u n h a t £10 W W W. K I T T Y B R O W N . CO. U K Carnforth S i l v e r M i x e d Fl o w e r s P e n d a n t £ 32 . 50 DOWN TO EARTH Lancaster

Va l e r i e l a d i e s 10 0 % p u r e o r g a n i c c o t t o n s c a r f £9. 50 b y S a f f r o n W W W. I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

H e a l t h y B a c k B a g i n Tu s c a n R e d £4 9 W W W. K I T T Y B R O W N . CO. U K Carnforth

B ra k e b u r n S h e l l D r e s s c o ra l w a s £ 3 8 . 50 n o w £ 2 8 . 87 Co t t o n , o n e s i z e , s u n d r e s s from Fenella £30

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LOCAL SHOPPING - SUMMER FASHION

C ra f t E a z e S i n g l e t ( H i g h U V Va l u e) £18 D o n n a Fl o w e r s h a n d p a i n t e d l e a t h e r b a g s f r o m £ 32 - £9 0 W W W. A R T E R I A S H O P. CO. U K Lancaster

Edge to Edge Cardigan £ 32 .19 w a s £45 .9 9

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S c o t t y D o g B r o o c h £ 2 9. 9 9 DOWN TO EARTH

M i s t ra l Pa i n t e r l y R o s e L i n e n To p £41. 50

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B i r d S l i n g B a g £ 2 2 .9 9

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G o l d B e a d B ra ce l e t £11.9 9

Pom Boutique light aqua grey woven hat with golden band £20

Sta r Co t t o n B a g £ 24 .9 9

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M o n ta n e V I A Fa n g R u c k s a c £110 . 0 0 (Co m e s w i t h Fa b r i c Wa t e r b o t t l e s)

Sence necklaces including rose adventurine, wood and amazonite ( p i c t u r e d ) £4 9 e a c h

W W W. R U N N E R S C E N T R E . CO M Lancaster

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

W Y S Wo o l S o c k s £13 . 50 W W W. N O R T H E R N YA R N . CO. U K Lancaster

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Helen Round hand printed l i n e n To t e b a g £6 8

Tr u e G ra ce C h e s i l B e a c h Dif fuser £36 and Candle £30

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

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

K a d a i F i r e P i t £ 215 W W W. H O WA R D JA M E S G A R D E N CO. CO. U K

5 R i n g N e c k l a ce £9. 4 9 W W W. B AY V I E W G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K B o l t o n - L e -S a n d s

Wo o d w i c k Tr i l o g y C a n d l e £19.9 9 W W W. B AY V I E W G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K B o l t o n - L e -S a n d s

B r o o k s G T S18 (m e n ’s a n d l a d i e s) £12 0 W W W. R U N N E R S C E N T R E . CO M Lancaster

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SHOP LOCAL - SPOIL YOURSELF L i v i n g S e a T h e ra p y c a l m /e n e r g i s e B a t h s a l t s 4 0 0 g £18 W W W. I N S P I R E G I F T S A N D G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

Co s m e t i c /p e n c i l p o u c h ‘ She believed she could so she d i d ’ £13 .9 9 W W W. PA P E R G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

S u n t o r o g l a s s e s c a s e ‘d r e a m o u t l o u d ’ £12 . 50 W W W. PA P E R G A L L E R Y. CO. U K Lancaster

B ra k e b u r n S u m m e r B l o o m C r o s s B o d y B a g S a l e p r i ce £ 2 5 . 2 0 (w a s £ 33 . 6 0 ) W W W. DA I S YC L O U G H . CO M Station Lane, Scor ton

P o r c e l a i n L u s t r e d B i r d y Tw i g P e n d a n t £ 3 4 . 50 DOWN TO EARTH Lancaster

Ashleigh & Burwood R e e d D i f f u s e r £ 2 9.9 9 W W W. B AY V I E W G A R D E N C E N T R E . CO. U K B o l t o n - L e -S a n d s R o s e P r o s e cc o L i p B a l m £ 5

G i n a n d To n i c L i p B a l m £ 5

W W W. DA I S YC L O U G H . CO M Scorton

W W W. DA I S YC L O U G H . CO M Scorton

C a r r i e E l s p e t h B ra ce l e t £14 .9 9

A n i m a l Cu s h i o n s £18 E a c h P e a c o c k D i s c D r o p E a r r i n g s £17. 9 9 DOWN TO EARTH Lancaster

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Nick Dagger Photography

GIFTS & ARTWORK TO INSPIRE YOU! What is the shop like? The shops is fantastic, quirky, different - my customers words, not mine. I think sometimes because you see something day in day out its easy to stop seeing the magic that’s there. Fortunately my customers remind me every day how much they love the shop and that really matters a lot to me. I try to find different things that other local shops won’t have. If you pop into the shop you will find everything from bath and body products (our Plum & Ashby hand creams are always a popular choice) to table, desk and floor lamps. We have plenty of special presents for new babies and christenings as well as fun educational toys for older children.

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Lancaster District Magazine find out more about local independent shop & gallery owner Graham and his very interesting shop ‘Inspire’, on New Street in Lancaster. There is a wide selection of stationery as well as some great desk and home office accessories. Of course we really shouldn’t forget our great electronic items like the booklights, sound activated alarm clocks and a large range of aroma diffusers. Tell us about the gallery The gallery was always a plan in my mind but when I first viewed the shop I could suddenly see it as being a reality. The space is amazing and when you walk up the staircase into it you really get a sense of it being something quite different for Lancaster. Our solo exhibition gallery is The Haselgrave Room, named after a relative who was a watercolorist and book illustrator during the early 1900’s. We are lucky enough to live in an area filled with artistic talent and I am constantly getting artists approaching me to exhibit their work. There are currently eight artists with work in our main gallery and at the moment we are preparing for our second solo exhibition which will run through to October.

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How have you found starting a shop in Lancaster? Fun, challenging, exciting, stressful, rewarding and full of unexpected surprises. The responsibility of having a shop is immense and certainly not for the feint hearted. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is still so much to learn and I don’t think I will ever stop learning, The high street certainly has its challenges and sometimes red tape can get in the way of a good idea, but we have had great feedback from our customers and Lancaster BID have also been a big support.

At the moment we are preparing for our second solo exhibition which will run through to October.

Do you think local people are passionate about supporting local shops? From the comments we get in the shop I know people love independent shops and I think people are in general quite supportive and very conscious of the changes the high street, as well as the challenges small businesses are facing. If you could choose 3 gifts from your shop to take home what would they be? Difficult question, I am slightly biased as I choose all the stock so, by default, I love everything. But if I have to narrow it down it would include the rCup, a lovely insulated coffee cup made out of recycled coffee cups!, I just love the styling of them as well as the eco credentials. Next I would have to choose the Time and Tide Clock. As I live only 5 minutes walk from the sea it’s perfect for making sure the tides out so I can enjoy the feeling of sand between my toes. Lastly I would have one of the Block pegboards, with all the accessories too! You can never be too organised and this is the perfect and on trend way to do it.

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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

England’s largest festival of history & culture Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, and over two weekends in September, venues across the district will throw open their doors, inviting you to come and discover hidden places, peek behind the scenes and try out new experiences - which in recent years has included exploring gardens, temples and dungeons, dressing up in traditional costumes and playing historic games. This year there are lots more treats in store - you’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of the Brontë sisters as you explore The Clergy Daughters’ School in Kirkby Lonsdale – finding out how its traditional character was preserved even after restoration. Lancaster Royal Grammar School will welcome alumni, local residents and visitors to cross the thresholds of the school’s New Building and the Memorial Library and discover more about this fascinating institution. With it being the hundredth anniversary of World War One, the open day will also highlight the school’s WWI connections through its past pupils and staff. Continuing the education theme, Bolton-leSands’ ‘Old Free Grammar School’ will also open its doors, showcasing its original buildings which date from 1637 plus the renovations carried out in 1857 and 2010. To mark its own 125 year anniversary, Royal Lancaster Infirmary will open up parts of the building not normally seen – including the fascinating original operating theatre which dates back to the 1890s. Morecambe Heritage Centre will showcase captivating artefacts and photographs detailing Morecambe’s illustrious past. You can commemorate the age of steam travel with a journey from Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, take a fascinating backstage tour of the Grand Theatre or discover the hidden depths of the iconic Lancaster Castle. The Friends Meeting House will offer an opportunity to learn about the history of the Quakers in Lancaster or you can explore Ryelands House and Park, finding out more about the industries which were based in Skerton and about the generous donations of Lord Ashton to the people of Lancaster. Also donated by Lord Ashton were the gardens at

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Lune Bank – come along and find out about this historic riverside We location. hope you’ll join us to celebrate You can take a stroll the unique heritage through the grounds of of Lancaster and Greaves Park, as the Morecambe Friends of the Park explain Bay! the history of these attractive buildings, plus Halton Mill will be opening to mark its 70th anniversary of the founding of Luneside Engineering by a group of Polish exservicemen. Heritage Open Days has been running since 1994, and is England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days scheme. Co-ordinated today by the National Trust with support from players of the People’s Postcode lottery, it’s known as ‘the local national festival’! This year, one of the themes of the national programme is ‘Unsung Stories’ and the scheme hopes to encourage artists and organisers to explore under-represented histories and heritage, in particular the stories of ‘Extraordinary Women’ who have not only made their mark in art, industry and politics, but in their local communities.

All these events and more will take place at various times across the weekends of 6–9 and 13-16 September. Check what’s on when by visiting www.heritageopendays. org.uk or pick up a leaflet from Morecambe or Lancaster Visitor Information Centres.

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Come along and discover local hidden places, peek behind the scenes and try out new experiences as part of the Heritage Open Days.

ENGLAND’S LARGEST FESTIVAL OF HISTORY AND CULTURE. Lots of events will take place during the weekends of 6–9 and 13-16 September. Check what’s on when by picking up a leaflet from Morecambe or Lancaster Visitor Information Centres or by visiting:

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Must see Lancaster this summer If you live in or are thinking of visiting Lancaster this summer, there are plenty of family friendly attractions, activities and events which are sure to keep you and your little ones entertained.E

DISEASES AFFECT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PETS the Lancashire Witches who were Whether you’re after an adrenaline A Lancaster Landmark convicted and sentenced to death packed day, an educational visit, or a The Lune Aqueduct, one of the in 1612. Take a guided tour of the cultural fix Lancaster has it all. With a ‘Seven Wonders of the Waterways’ castle which includes the medieval number of free attractions and events and a masterpiece of civil dungeons, the Drop Room, and the make the most of the summer holidays engineering. At 202 metres long, it court rooms, still in use, with its in Lancaster. Here’s some inspiration on carries Lancaster Canal 16 metres branding irons for malefactors. attractions to visit to get your planning above the River Lune. Designed started… Learn about Lancaster’s history by John Rennie and constructed Explore England’s Grandest Folly by Alexander Stevens in 1797. Learn all about life in Lancaster Take a cruise along the canal or from Roman times to the present Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park stroll along the towpath for some day in Lancaster’s city museum. dominates the Lancaster skyline and fantastic sights. Changing exhibitions, events and is visible for many miles around. It activities for families. See the also offers spectacular views of the Step into 1,000 years of history wonderful collection of portraits surrounding area, including Morecambe Lancaster Castle – Dating back and landscapes on display. Whilst Bay. The building is in the Edwardian almost 1000 years Lancaster Castle inside, trace the pedigree of Baroque style and was designed by is still owned by Her Majesty Lancaster’s regiment from 1680 John Belcher. It has been described as the Queen, who is the Duke of onwards at the King’s Own Royal “England’s grandest folly” and the “Taj Lancaster. As well as being a Regiment Museum. Mahal of the North”. While you’re at fortification, its courtrooms have the park step inside the tropical butterfly Start planning your family day out witnessed many famous trials over house, see meerkats, mini-beasts, bird at visitlancaster.org.uk the centuries, including those of enclosure and small mammal section.

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Collectables A unique mixCollectables of handpicked vintage & contemporary items, silver jewellery, studio glass, Emma Bridgewater & Susie Watson, www.pennystreetcollectables.com plus a cute selection of Street, Jelly Cats! Our 74 Penny Lancaster vintage finds are constantly changing and include Moorcroft, Beswick, Royal Doulton, Poole Pottery, Sylvac and more.

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Celebrating 1 year in business 74 Penny Street, Lancaster

Two local businesses under one roof, vintage and contemporary gifts from Penny Street Collectables and good honest wool & yarn from Northern Yarn.

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In Business for one year! Penny Street Collectables & Northern Yarn will be celebrating their 1st year in Lancaster at 74 Penny Street on Saturday the 8th of September! It has been an rollercoaster year for locals Jess Tubman, owner of Penny Street Collectables and Kate Makin, owner of Northern Yarn. Both businesses share their beautiful shop at number 74 Penny Street in Lancaster. Kate & Jess share their experience of a year in business: “First we would like to thank our friends & customers for all their support and for making our 1st year a success! It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know the community around Penny Street - we hope we have made it a more vibrant corner of Lancaster.”

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“We’ve had an exciting time, it’s been a big learning curve for both of us trying to squash everything in: family, shop, dog and husbands! So we would love you to join us in the shop for our 1 year celebration, with with Prosecco and Elderflower cocktails, cupcakes and a 10% discount on the the day. (Saturday 8th of September)”

10% Celebrate our birthday OFF ON SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER Northern Yarn is all about wool & yarn from local independent producers & farmers, no air miles, no plastic, just good honest wool!

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The Expo which will take place on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th September at the Lancaster Brewery. Unlike most other Expos where the focus is solely on Business to Business, the North Lancs Expo will focus both on Business to Business and Business to Consumer, with the Sunday’s emphasis being on training, skills, education and the future workplace. The Sunday will be more of a community day, with interactive exhibits and displays, and face painting, a mini-zoo, and confectionary making, freebies and goodies as well as a special visit by the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service. The Monday will be a networking and information day for businesses. We will have special guest speakers, workshops and TAP talks touching on a range of current topics. The North Lancs Expo will showcase the range of industries and education establishments we have to offer across the region from IT, digital, professional, transport and logistics, to universities and further education colleges. So, whether you are looking to do business, enter or re-enter the world of education

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The North Lancs Expo is the biggest exhibition held in North Lancashire, and it is designed to be different.

or find more companies to work with, make sure you pencil in the above dates to come and visit us. For the younger members of the family, it’s a great way to introduce them to the wonderful and diverse companies and education opportunities in the area. The North Lancs Expo is free to enter for visitors, and there is plenty of free parking, as well as food and refreshments available on-site.

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LOCAL PLACES - ALPHABET TRAIL

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Tucked away behind a quiet residential street in Kendal lies the Alphabet Trail. A beautiful meandering walk through the Serpentine Woods that follow a trail of 26 outdoor sculptures that depict letters of the alphabet, follow the trail clues starting with.... ‘A will grow one day into a great tree’ The Alphabet Trail is named as such due to the 26 outdoor sculptures, one for each letter of the alphabet, that line the winding beech woodland trails. The paths are quite steep in places, not really push chair friendly, but it’s a perfect morning/afternoon walk with children, short enough that most little legs can cope with, and plenty to see along the way to keep them busy and racing to find the next sculpture. You can pick up a leaflet/map from the tourist information centre or Kendal Library for 50p, this shows the trail route, gives you the trail clues and shows you where each sculpture is. The paths are interwoven, so quite an adventure for young people, trying to work out which way to go next. You can park for several hours on Queens Road and follow the wooden sign to the start gate. The woods are a very special place for both locals and visitors, once you step inside the gates, it is as though you have entered another world. There are outcrops of limestone pavement, carpets of snowdrops and wild flowers line the paths, which take you on an undulating journey through dense woodland, filled with the smell of

A fantastic place, not just to seek the sculptures which nestle into their surroundings, but a place to enjoy nature and stunning views. garlic and the sounds of calling birds. A fantastic place, not just to seek the sculptures which nestle into their surroundings, but a place to enjoy nature and stunning views. At several points the trails lead you to the edge of the woods, affording spectacular views over Kendal and the hills beyond. Definitely a place for a picnic. The Serpentine Woods which were gifted to the town in 1767 and in 1990 trees were planted. In the 1820’s a group of people created walks through the woods and built a cottage on the land. Over the years other buildings were built including a summerhouse in 1833, a sixpence was charged for its use for picnics and for admission to the walks. They were then opened up to the public for free in 1849. From 1873 until world war 2, a time gun in the woods was fired daily at one o’clock by remote control from a shop in Highgate, enabling the people of the town and surrounding countryside to check their clocks.

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Alphabet w x y z Sculpture Trail Clues A will grow one day into a great tree. B has the most beautiful wings you will see. C has a name that means one hundred feet. D bounds through the trees on hooves fast & neat. E soars up high on her powerful wings. F can do wonderful magical things. G is like a door. You may wish to pass through. H is a bird and a fisherman too. I clings to a rock- a good place to grow. J can be heard in the Christmastime snow. K is a toy that flies higher and higher. L must fly home. Her house is on fire! M is a bird that’s half black and half white.

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N is the home from which small birds take flight. O is a bird much wiser than most. P is a plump bird some like to have roast. Q is a mark after words such as When, Where and Why. R is a small pest with bright beady eyes. S frightened Miss Muffet - might frighten you. T a dark place that the train passes through. U will protect you from any sharp shower. V is well known as a shy shrinking flower. W in the breeze make a beautiful sound. X sweet music abounds. Y goes up and down giving hours of fun. Z the end... now your alphabet is done.

Pick up a 50p map from Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, LA9 4PY - 01539 713520 or Kendal Tourist Information 48 Branthwaite Brow, LA9 4TX - 01539 735891

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Sunday 9th September 2018 Lancaster City Centre 12pm – 8pm

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LOCAL EVENTS - FESTA ITALIA

This summer, Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) is set to host the inaugural and highly anticipated Lancaster Festa Italia in the city centre. Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) is set to host the inaugural Lancaster Festa Italia this summer in Lancaster city centre. An idea which was instigated by local businesses Buccelli’s and JOSEPH+CO and developed by Lancaster BID. The event has also been extended to encompass an umbrella canopy on New Street and city centre trail over the summer holidays, which will bring intrigue and excitement to Lancaster, as well increasing footfall throughout the city centre. To tell us all about the event, here is Bruno Buccelli, Proprietor of Buccelli’s on Church Street & Lancaster BID Sub Group Member, and Paul Cusimano, Proprietor of JOSEPH+CO on North Road & Director of Lancaster BID. How did you come up with the idea for Lancaster Festa Italia? Bruno Buccelli: Since I opened Buccelli’s in 2016 I have seen how much the people of Lancaster love Italy and Italian products. It has always been a dream of mine to run an event like this in such a vibrant city and with the help of Paul and the support of Lancaster BID, my vision is coming true. Paul Cusimano: The idea was all Bruno’s. It was late summer 2017 when he shared with me his long held desire to pull together this fantastic event. Not a food festival, a Festa Italia… all things Italian. Bruno was so enthused that it was easy to buy into his vision! Is there a large Italian business community in Lancaster? Bruno Buccelli: Yes for a small town there are so many Italian businesses from food to fashion. It goes to show with so many successful Italian businesses in such a small area that the people of Lancaster must love their Roman roots! Paul Cusimano: Although Lancaster’s Italian Business community is modest in size, a surprising number of local businesses stock Italian goods and brands.

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When is Lancaster Festa Italia and what can attendees expect to see and do on the day? Bruno Buccelli: Lancaster Festa Italia is happening on Sunday 9th of September. Young and old, families and friends will be able to enjoy the Italian atmosphere. We will have a stage with performers in Market Square, street artists on Church Street and street food with authentic Italian stalls on Market Street and Church Street from 12.00am till 8pm. A breath of Italian air throughout Lancaster! Paul Cusimano: We are aiming to offer the complete Italian experience. The Italian passion for food, life, drink, music, vehicles and more. Italian themed entertainment will be available all day, along with activities for children to enjoy. Who is tasked with making this event a key date in Lancaster’s calendar? Bruno Buccelli: The Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) are an integral part of helping to launch this new festa along with the help of some local businesses including Buccelli’s, Bella Italia, JOSEPH+CO, HAYS Recruitment, Foundation Marketing, Boots and The Dukes Theatre, who are all helping with the organisation of the event. We are all working very hard to create the first, of hopefully many, “Lancaster Festa Italia”. We are sure it will be an amazing day. Paul Cusimano: Lancaster BID staff and volunteers have been working to make this event a reality for months now, with assistance from the Italian Chamber of Commerce. What are your hopes for Lancaster Festa Italia in future years? Bruno Buccelli: We hope everyone will enjoy the first Festa on the 9th of September, but we would love to make it bigger and maybe spread it out over 2 or 3 days in the future with more brands and activities! The potential of this event is incredible. Thinking of how many famous Italian brands could be a part of our event including supercars, motorbikes, fashion, art, drinks, food and more... Paul Cusimano: Our hope is to make the event a memorable one and to eventually expand the event into a full weekend event, whilst at the same time ensuring its quality. Lancaster Festa Italia has its own Facebook page, simply search ‘Lancaster Festa Italia’ to keep up to date with all the information. Pss

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YOUNG BEE KEEPERS

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Heron Hill Primary School in Kendal is a hive of activity – literally. Features Writer Rob Bullock discovers that fire, death, murder, intrigue and boys against girls is just a normal day in the life of the bee hives at Heron Hill. Set in six acres of beautiful lush grounds, Heron Hill Primary school has the space to accommodate most of the extra-curricular activities that make school life in our area so special but in one, not so quiet, corner of the park, I discovered some of the youngest members of the British Bee Keeping Association.

INCLUSIVE BEE KEEPING

“We’re so proud that our bee keepers have all passed their bee keeping exams,” says inspirational Queen Bee and School Governor, Jacqui Cottam. “And considering that the junior bee keeping exams are normally taken by 14 – 18 year olds we’re really proud of our children who are much younger than that.”

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Jacqui’s interest in bees started at primary school too, helping her settle and now she has discovered that this inclusive pastime can help pupils who wants to go along to her bee hut; “bee keeping is very inclusive. It’s fifty/fifty boy girl and anyone can take part.”

According to the young experts at Heron Hill life inside the hive is anything but peaceful though. Some bees are much more equal than others. Although the Queen has a great life, being waited on hand and foot, some of the poor males often get tortured, mutilated and killed when the going gets tough.

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“We’re so proud that our bee keepers have all passed their Junior Bee Keeping Exams, considering that they are normally taken by 14 – 18 year olds we’re really proud of our children who are much younger than that.”

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“That’s just everyday life in a hive,” chuckled Heron Hill’s Queen Bee, “we’ve learned such a lot by studying what goes on in there.” UPS AND DOWNS Along with the support of the teachers and Head, Peter Hicks, Heron Hill took delivery of their first bees in May 2017 but although much was learned the soggy summer that year meant that their small friends were only able to feed on twelve days out of 266 and the colony was lost on Christmas Eve. HAPPY HIVES! The better weather of 2018 however means that the buzzing colony of Apis in south Cumbria are having a much better time of it. All spring and summer the worker bees have been flying around Kendal, foraging up to three miles per sortie, collecting pollen to make honey.

The Heron Hill bees are definitely well looked after; “we think that our hard-working bees deserve to keep their honey, so we only harvest what they don’t need and we make sure that they are well fed throughout the winter.” Knowledgeable young bee keepers. You cannot fail to be impressed by the range and depth of knowledge that the young bee keepers of Heron Hill have about their subject. As well as knowing many Latin and technical terms they have studied in detail the life span of their subject, social structure, food sources and potential threats. And if you happen to be a bee you need all the friends you can get. Wasps are public enemy number one with the sighting of just one meaning the possible destruction of an entire community. The teeny weeny Verroa mite is just as big a threat as wasps and the bee keepers have their eyes constantly peeled on the lookout.

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If we didn’t have bees we would all be dead within four years, according to Einstein. The biggest threat to bees generally come from us humans and especially neonicotinoid pesticides that have just been banned. BUSY BEE KEEPERS What exactly do the young bee keepers at Heron Hill do? “The children do EVERYTHING in the hives,” says Jacqui, “inspecting the bees weekly for disease and prevention of swarms in the summer, extracting honey, hive maintenance, melting down wax to make candles and polish. They make up frames and so they develop good wood work skills. They light and manage smokers safely. They monitor the hives in winter to ensure the bees have enough stores to get them through to spring and they protect the hives against pests before winter. It is a very busy life being a beekeeper!” WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP BEES? “Loss of habitat is such a big problem for bees that we can all make a massive difference in our own gardens,” says Jacqui. By not strimming or cutting your garden as much you can helps bees – dandelions are a real favourite so let them flower. By letting a part of your plot grow wild you can also help encourage the flowers that bees like to feed on. And you can also plant bee friendly plants such as lavender or honeysuckle. All these things can make a big difference to our bees which according to Albert Einstein are vital to life itself. One young member of the bee keeping team expertly informed me that as over 75% of our food comes from pollination, if we didn’t have bees we would all be dead within four years, according to Einstein.

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WHAT NEXT? Apart from caring for their own thriving bee community Heron Hill’s young bee keepers are busy. One young bee keeper has already taken his studies to the next level, helping his granddad maintain his own hives. Others will help younger students at the school gain the knowledge that they’ve acquired. The Queen Bee hopes that her shining stars will prove an example for others; “I really hope that the bee team at Heron Hill become bee ambassadors, helping other children and grown-ups see how fascinating and worthwhile keeping bees can be!” Please see the school website for more details www.heronhill.cumbria.sch.uk Nick Dagger Photography

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Wanting to let off steam with the family and combine the past with the present? Then Lytham Rotary Steam Rally is a must. Held in the tranquil grounds of Lytham Hall, this two day event offers culture and classical, plus music and entertainment. There’s something for everyone, wonder at our heritage of large and miniature steam traction engines, gaze at stationary engines and vintage lorries and motor bikes. Soak up the history of bygone tractors and military vehicles and rub shoulders with the late Fred Dibnah’s Land Rover. If that’s not enough to take your breath away then sing along singing along to the Wigan Ukelele Band will. FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY The children will love their blast from the past and the miniature steam train and donkey rides, face painting and fun fair area. Inside the impressive hall there will be model trains, craft stalls and craft displays and in the grounds, a trade fair and market stalls. A day to remember and a Saturday night not to forget with a free live cabaret show in the marquee. The greatest show on earth? LOTS OF PRIZES TO BE WON Come and judge for yourself and visit the Lytham Rotary marquee where you could win a £150 holiday voucher, a glamping weekend and other numerous prizes. REFERESHMENTS You can get your breath back at the licensed marquee where refreshments will be served. GETTING HERE Parking is free just outside the hall grounds with rides on classic buses to transport you in style to the centre of the attractions. Too much to take in on one day? Then you don’t have to as the event is over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of September from 10am to 4pm. A great family day out and you will be helping Lytham Rotary to raise funds for Rotary charities and the restoration of Lytham Hall. Thousands came last year – don’t miss out! Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, FY8 4TQ sat nav Lytham St Annes, Lancashire 01253 736652 | lytham.hall@htnw.co.uk

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CORSICA

Could you find a more diverse holiday destination? The 4th largest island in the Mediterranean, you would be forgiven for imagining this Island as a busy noisy destination full of high rise hotels and crowds of holiday makers, but the reality could not be more different. We found out when we visited Corsica last year.

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TRAVEL - CORSICA The island of Corsica is located between the west coast of Italy and the south coast of France. Its Mediterranean climate brings hot dry summers and dry clear winters. Enjoy the heat of the beach or the the breeze high in the mountains. QUIET AND BEAUTIFUL Corsica’s picturesque and dainty 1000km of coastline is home to 200 white sandy beaches that are tickled by the warm turquoise waters that gently lap its shore. With no high rise hotels, the island is dotted with terracotta topped houses and small boutique hotels. HISTORICAL INTEREST Small towns and villages offer opportunity for visitors to soak up the history and culture. With towers ridges and historical ruins nestled amongst the cobbled high streets bursting with tiny local shops. FAMOUS MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE In contrast to the gently shelving delicate beaches, the jagged rock pinnacles run from North to South of the island, standing high above the waters, like soldiers guarding their sublime landscape. 20 summits over 2000m high attract climbers and walkers from around the world, the GR20 mountain trail walk is reputed to be one of the toughest but outstanding in Europe. The walk is 180km long and takes around 15 days.

In contrast to the gently shelving delicate beaches, the jagged rock pinnacles run from North to South of the island. a quiet but adventurous holiday. There are more lively resorts in Corsica, the ports are alive with restaurants, cafes and boutique shops selling designer clothes, sunglasses and expensive bikinis, order yourself a glass of something cool at one of the harbour side cafes and watch the enormous yachts glide by. If you are looking for all night parties, nightclubs, foam parties, English breakfasts on every menu and pool side discos, then Corsica might not be the best choice for you. But if you are looking for a quiet and sophisticated island with lots of natural activities, this astounding geographically diverse island offers so much. At just over 1.5hrs flight from the UK, what’s stopping you?

NATURES PLAYGROUND Despite Corsica being famous for walking there are many more activities on offer. Only a short drive from the coast, many rivers meander through the Corsican hills, dotted along the river banks are natural sculptured turquoise clear pools to cool off, stunning waterfalls and platforms to jump into the water, locals and tourists can be found sunbathing and swimming at many points along the river. There are also cafe’s to relax and have a drink or eat a meal. TREE TREKKING ADVENTURE Step up into a nature wonderland and get your adrenaline pumping as you scramble amongst the treetops on a pulse racing adventure for all of the family, tree top adventure parks are often found in France and Corsica is no exception. There are courses even for very young children, close to the ground so that parents can help, but also adrenaline packed courses for adults and older children that can last for several hours high in the trees and even zip wiring across valleys. SNORKELLING FOR EVERYONE Take a deep dive into the gently shelving waters and explore the under water oasis full of tropical coloured fish that are tame enough to be fed by hand, There are many boat trips out into the sea which offer snorkelling and diving days out. PEACE & TRANQUILLITY There are many tiny towns and beach resorts that offer the peace and tranquillity not often found in the Mediterranean, a perfect holiday choice for families and those looking for

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WEDDINGS

The Platform For a ďŹ rst class occasion, celebrate in style at with 21st century facilities, this seaside venue boasts The Platform, Morecambe. The beautiful former spectacular views across Morecambe Bay to capture railway station, built in Edwardian times, has won photographs and memories that will last forever. awards for its restoration. Retaining vintage style but

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WHAT’S ON : AUGUST

Until 6th October - LANCASTER Upcycle - Recycle Exhibition

3rd August - LANCASTER Talks at The Dementia Hub

12th August - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing

Gallery 23 art exhibition at Arteria.

If you are affected by dementia or worried about your memory, come and find local information in one friendly place. At Lancaster Library 1.30-3.30pm

A great day out watching the racing - for all the family. See p44.

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Aug/Sept - CARNFORTH Pilates & Yoga Classes Versatile Physio Clinic offers a range of services throughout the week. versatileclinic.co.uk

Aug/Sept- CARNFORTH Chocolate Making Workshops Find out more on our facebook page or page 69. Kath 07908 110773 - Madam Chocolate at Greenlands Farm

Aug/Sept - CARNFORTH Craft Courses

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4th August - MORECAMBE BAY Galloways Bay Walk The famous Galloway’s Morecambe Bay Walk returns this summer, led by the ‘legendary’ Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE. Galloway’s - 01772 744148

4th August - GARSTANG Garstang Show

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13th - 17th August - LANCASTER Act One Summer School An exciting drama summer school for children ages 6-17yrs. lancastergrand.co.uk

18th August - SILVERDALE Digital Photography Workshop Got a Digital SLR camera? Make the most of it with this one-day photography workshop. Booking Essential.

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1st August - SILVERDALE Butterflies in the Barn

11th August - LANCASTER Laurel Bank Care Home Open Day

26th August - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing

Lots of craft courses throughout each month, see website or call for

Come and discover more about our fluttering friends and their amazing life cycle. Make a butterfly feeder to take away and help Give Nature a Home in your garden.

Join us for our Summer Open Day 12noon - 4pm. barchester.com

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11th August - CLITHEROE Clitheroe Food Festival

2nd August - LANCASTER Sandeman Port & Cheese Night

Clitheroe Food Festival is an annual showcase of the hard work and dedication of local food and drink producers, and their fabulous produce.

Enjoy a taste of our Sandeman Port £15pp. See page 70. englishlakes.co.uk/lancaster-house

2nd - 5th August - MILNTHORPE Milnthorpe Art Exhibition 600 Exhibits by more than 200 artists in St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe. See p 116. milnthorpe-artexhibition.co.uk

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11th & 12th August MORECAMBE Morecambe Carnival Lots of events for the whole family. morecambecarnival.org

You are invited to take a guided tour of the third oldest continually operating theatre in England.

A great day out watching the racing - for all the family. See p44. wartononline.com

31st August - WINDEMERE Charity Golf Day All proceeds to St John’s Hospice. See page 44. sjhospice.org.uk/golfday

1st & 2nd September - COCKERHAM At Exhibition & Craft Fair Free admission. Refershments available. 10am 4.30pm. See page 98. blossomingart.co.uk

1st & 2nd September - MORECAMBE Vintage by the Sea Free family festival. Vintage fairground, dance, workshops, food & drink etc. See page 113. vintagefestival.co.uk

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21st Sept - LANCASTER Enchanted Evening at Lancaster House

15th Sept - MORECAMBE Charity Fun Dog Show

A great day out watching the racing - for all the family. See p44. wartononline.com

23rd & 24th September - LANCASTER North Lancs Expo 2018 The biggest exhibition held in North Lancashire. See page 99. north-lancs-expo.uk

24th Sept - CARNFORTH Sue Shields Celebration Evening

Show at Festival Market: 11.15am 3pm, various stalls. See page 43.

Join us to celebrate our 25th year anniverarry, from 6pm.

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15th September - LANCASTER St John’s Hospice Moonlight Carnival

3rd Oct - LANCASTER Renes Fashion Show in Store

All proceeds to St John’s Hospice.

Canapes & Prosecco at 7pm, Fashion Show 7.30pm. Tickets £15.

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9th Sept - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing

15th & 16th September - LYTHAM Lytham Rotary Steam Rally

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23rd Sept - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing

13th Sept - CROOKLANDS Westmorland County Show

8th Sept - LANCASTER 74 Penny Street Birthday

A great day out watching the racing for all the family. See p44.

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Lancaster’s first festival celebrating all things Italian. See page 102.

Live band, hot food included, bar, raffle at Ambleside Parish Centre:

Venues aross the district will throw open their doors for a weekend of local heritage discovery. For all the family. See page 94.

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9th Sept - LANCASTER Lancaster Festa Italia

22nd September - AMBLESIDE Ceilidh Night

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Voted one of the UK’s favourite shows. See page 44.

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Free Jazz evening. See page 70.

Celebrate our birthday with 10% off, elderflower cocktails and cupcakes. See page 97 for details. Penny Street Collectables & Northern Yarn.

An evening not to miss, win a whole wedding in a prize draw! £20pp. See page 70.

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As the beautiful summer continues can there be anything more enjoyable than enjoying an alfresco treat by one of our lovely rivers, tarns, canals or shores? Features Writer Rob Bullock selects some inviting spots in and around our region to tempt you to have a picnic. The light nights may be drawing in a little but late summer with its hotter days and balmy evenings are the perfect time to enjoy a relaxed picnic by water. Sitting in the shade under a leafy tree, the breeze gently blowing off the water, surely there is no better place to sit and relax with a hamper or bag full of your favourite treats and our area is blessed with a variety of choices. BILSBORROW CANAL SIDE If you’re not a big fan of the hustle and bustle of locks then Bilsborrow, on our very own Lancaster Canal, might be the perfect place for you to enjoy a riverside picnic. Bilsborrow boasts over 40 miles of uninterrupted canal running through a beautiful landscape, making it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy your local waterway. The area is brimming with historic architecture, including a stunning 15th century barn, canal basin and aqueduct. If you don’t want to take your own food then you can relax in a riverside café, pub or restaurant, or take a gentle stroll and become immersed in the historic surroundings.

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INGLETON RIVERSIDE Ingleton is a picturesque Dales village where the River Doe and the River Twiss meet to form the source of the River Greta whose beautiful banks offer some of the best riverside picnicking in the area. Park at the community centre car park and take a short stroll in the direction of the old aqueduct, continue left down the hill following the signs for the swimming pool. There are plenty of picnic tables and well-manicured lawns where you can spread out and enjoy the gentle trickle of the river as it meanders slowly west. SMUGGLERS COVE – SILVERDALE The romantically named Smugglers Cove brings to mind a time long gone and as you sit and enjoy your alfresco meal you cannot fail to appreciate what a lovely place this is to spend some time on a summer’s day. In an area where there are very few quiet, safe, and easily accessible places to get down to the shoreline and relax and enjoy a

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Arnside is one of the many places in the Lancaster District that you can fully appreciate the diversity of the spectacular scenery that we have in this area.

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picnic, Smugglers Cove is perfect. There are plenty of wading birds to watch feeding out on the bay, and little caves and cliffs to explore. CROOK O LUNE Crook O’ Lune picnic site is an eternally popular and attractive spot and it has accessible toilets which is always a plus. It is situated where the River Lune travels a big curve through tree-lined banks and was the inspiration behind some of the most famous works by artist JMW Turner. If you don’t want to take your own food, you can buy tea, coffee, sandwiches and snacks nearby.

RIVER LUNE AT KIRBY LONSDALE Although a perfect place to enjoy a picnic by water, the River Lune at Kirby Lonsdale can become extremely busy, especially at weekends. It is however, easy to get to with some free parking and toilets close by. You can take your own picnic or enjoy a snack from the nearby kiosk. This picnic spot does have one of the most stunning river walks adjacent to it, the short walk up the side of the Lune to Ruskin’s View, which the Victoria art critic once described as ‘one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world.’ LOUGHRIGG TARN

ARNSIDE PROMENADE Arnside is one of the many places in the Lancaster District that you can fully appreciate the diversity of the spectacular scenery that we have in this area. Sitting on one of the many benches that line the promenade you can’t help but feel blessed by the stunning views. There are sand banks for the children to run around, water for the dogs to swim, birds to admire and trains to watch, heading over the famous Arnside Viaduct. If you have forgotton your picnic, fear not, there are many eateries offering equally stunning views and fabulous local food.

If you want to travel just a little further, Loughrigg Tarn near Ambleside is certainly a place to consider for a lovely picnic by water. It is a beautiful small tarn, and because it is small the water can get relatively warm to allow toe dipping. The tarn sits under the impressive skyline of Langdale Pikes and make this one of the most picturesque alfresco dining locations in the country. Where ever you chose to go for your picnic by water, and whoever you decide to go with, our region is blessed with some of the best places to enjoy in the whole of the country – enjoy!

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With its long and successful history, the ever-popular Morecambe Brass Band Association is not resting on its laurels as it approaches its 150 birthday, it’s looking to the future by reaching out to the next generation of musicians with its academy which supports and nurtures the talent that entertains our area. Rob Bullock finds our more… Although Morecambe has had its very own brass band for almost one hundred and fifty years current members of the association are still as enthusiastic as ever about the distinctive sound that is at the very heart of our British heritage by supporting the developing of the next generation of talent through their Saturday morning academy. YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN “You really aren’t. Although the academy is aimed at people who are new to playing in a brass band it is not aimed just at encouraging children and young people to come along and give it a go but to anyone who has wanted to try playing a brass instrument in a band,” explains long time member Bernard Vause who had been involved in Morecambe Brass Band Association since 1974. UNCERTAIN START

“I’ve scoured the archives,” explains Bernard, “and that (1875) is the first mention of a brass band in Morecambe.”

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In the early days things must have been difficult for the band as it appears to have folded thirteen years later in 1888; “The band were clearly struggling in that year because they took what some would consider the desperate measure of advertising for members,” says Bernard. But the Morecambe Sandgrown’uns were nothing if not a determined bunch even then. “There is a record of one AA Gorton, chairman of the band at the time, writing to the wellknown J Williamson, who the Lancaster park was named after. Williamson was the local MP and in his letter Gorton asked for £10 immediately for the band and then £11 a year thereafter. He wasn’t backwards in coming forwards. Gorton did invite the MP to become president of the band though.” Mr Gorton clearly was not ready to give up on a brass band for the town despite not having playing members or funds! THEY WERE IN IT TO WIN IT

There is some uncertainty as to when a brass band of some sort was actually first started in Morecambe. Whilst there is a mention of a brass band entertaining Morecambe residents in a copy of The Visitor from 1875, there is no record of a definite starting date.

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Although the fortunes of the band, and member numbers ebbed and flowed just like Morecambe Bay things started looking up when a youth band was formed in 1981. This signalled the association’s forward looking ambitions which were rewarded by a National Lottery windfall. “Morecambe Brass Band was awarded the very first lottery award just after the start-up of the National Lottery in 1995,” explains Bernard proudly. “I heard about the grant and thought

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I would give it a go. We’re very proud that we were awarded the very first grant of £47,500 which has made all the difference to the band in the town.” The windfall was spent wisely by the association with them buying brand new instruments that are used to this day. And it is this availability of instruments that supports the academy. THE BEST PRACTICE ROOMS IN THE NORTH WEST “We have all the instruments at our practice rooms for our academy members to use. Playing an instrument, any instrument can be very expensive and for newcomers this can be very off putting. But that’s the beauty of the academy, people can come along and try out which instruments suit them the best with no cost involved. People very rarely find the instrument that suits them immediately and this doesn’t matter at the academy. They can try out different instrument.” “A number of people have said that our practice rooms are the best in the North West, and that can only be good for our talented musicians.” YOUNG TALENT The excellent facilities of the Morecambe Brass Band Association and the large stock of high quality instruments they have to offer members makes it fertile ground for developing the area’s young talent. “We have got some excellent talent in the town, some really special budding musicians. Our youngest member is Lucy who is twelve and has been with us for a couple JOAN MARTIN photonorth.uk of years. She plays the cornet and is a star of the future. Both her Dad and Mum are in the band.” With the help and support of Morecambe Brass Band Association Lucy and her friends in the academy look to having a rosy future in brass bands. “One of our former academy pupils, 20 year old Harry Cunningham who is now away at university, was talent spotted by the Black Dyke Brass Band, one of the best bands in the world, and now playing the Tuba with them.” Morecambe Brass Band Association has clearly got high hopes for all their young members but you don’t have to be young to play in the band, oldest member John Backhouse is 71 and still going strong; ”John is an excellent Tuba player,” says Bernard, “and even though he has asthma I understand that his doctors have told him that playing a brass instrument is the best thing he can do for the condition.” With their enthusiastic members, seasoned players and talented newcomers, Morecambe Brass Band Association look set to go from strength to strength over the next hundred and fifty years. If you would like to book the band for an event, get a quote, or are interested in joining the academy please visit www.morecambeband.co.uk for more information.

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Lancaster Jazz Festival have announced their line-up for their eighth festival, which will take place between 14-16 September and feature three headline performances for the first time.

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and can be purchased from The Dukes box office. Book now in person, by phone (01524 598500), email tickets@dukes-lancaster.org, or online at www.dukeslancaster.org. For more information about Lancaster Jazz Festival, visit www.lancasterjazz.com

Manchester based Skeltr have been making waves in the Jazz world for some time, and they will headline the Saturday night with a brand new piece of work created especially for the festival. Coming at the audience with sumptuous, prolific saxophone solos alongside mysterious samples, synths and loops they produce a heart wrenching and thoughtful cascade of modern and technical soulful funk and jazz. Skeltr will perform a brand-new show to premiere at this unique headline performance in The Round at The Dukes on Saturday 15 September with tickets on sale now. Kit Downes, regarded as one of the UK’s outstanding Jazz talents, will fill the festival’s first ever Sunday night headline slot, with a truly one-off performance. Set in the spectacular Ashton Hall within Lancaster

Town Hall, Downes will play a solo show on the hall’s magnificent historic pipe organ on Sunday 16 September to close the festival. Roller Trio, with a new album just out and a new guitarist - Chris Sharkey, will headline the opening event of the festival weekend on Friday 14 September at Lancaster Brewery. They will be supported by the explosive power trio Taupe and Birmingham based trio Juggenaught.

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Throughout the weekend there will be a whole host of performances from musicians across seven other stages over the three days throughout Lancaster including Sun Square, The Storey and The Hall, in what will be Lancaster Jazz’s most ambitious festival yet. The majority of the festival is free for audiences with the exception of the Skeltr and Kit Downes headline performances.

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The Barnes Charitable Trust Reflecting the vision of former Arnside Headteacher John Barns, the charitable trust he established has gone from strength to strength in preserving a unique environment on the shores of Morecambe Bay and supporting deserving local causes. Features Writer, Rob Bullock, speaks with Trustee Pete McSweeney about the challenges facing the trust.

Formed out of the legacy of the late John Barns, who was the headteacher of the Earnseat private school, the Barns Charitable Trust has for over twenty- five year preserved woodland in and around Arnside. After some difficulties the future is now looking rosy. The Barns Charitable Trust manages some unique woodland that it owns and helps support the local community by awarding grants. The Trust also acts as custodian for the Woodland Trust to make sure that the ecological vision of Mr Barns continues to protect the unique flora and fauna of a very special part of Morecambe Bay. EVER CHANGING LIGHT

“John Barns was a very important man in Arnside,” explains Barnes Trustee and local councillor Pete McSweeney, “not only during his lifetime when he was a respected headteacher but in his death with the legacy that he left to preserve everything he loved for the residents and visitors of our village.” PASSIONATE ABOUT ARNSIDE Set in the sheltered north east corner of Morecambe Bay the village of Arnside is a haven for visitors who like to share in the flora and fauna that was such a big part of the life of John Barns. “John Barns was passionate about Arnside, not only about protecting what makes it special and attractive to visitors but what makes it such a lovely place to live in for residents.”

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John Barns was an ecologist years before the term was even known to most of us and had an acute awareness of what made the countryside around Arnside so unique. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1972 Arnside is a very distinctive area comprising a mosaic of intertidal flats, bay saltmarshes and lagoons. It is blessed with unique lowland mosses, breath taking coastal limestone pastures and is surrounded by wooded hills that are a home to a myriad of flora and fauna, some unique to the bay. THE TRUST

As you look out over Morecambe Bay visitors cannot fail to appreciate why the village of Arnside became so important to John Barns. The ever changing light and longdistance views never cease to inspire and the surrounding countryside seems to frame the vista perfectly.

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The Barnes Charitable Trust was established in 1991 under the will of the late headteacher. This was a very generous bequest of property did not include any actual money, though provision had been made for the sale of assets if necessary. In recent years the Trust has been able to realise some of these assets enabling them to more continue to carry out the ecological work that Mr Barns valued so highly. ASHMEADOW WOODLAND This two-hectare plot of woodland is typical of the seminatural woodland that can be found around the Morecambe Bay limestone area. In the wood the main species of tree are Oak but there are also Ash, Beech, Wild Cherry, some Sycamore, Birch and Wych Elm. The groves of Yew trees are also a delightful feature of Ashmeadow Woodland and some of these trees are thought to be over 300 years old! The changing seasons brings dramatic changes to Ashmeadow Woodland and whatever time of year you decide to visit there is always something to delight at in this beautiful wood.

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GRANTS TO HELP LOCAL PROJECTS Although the main work of the Barns Charitable Trust is the maintenance of the woodland that they manage, sometimes when surplus funds are available, they do try to support worthwhile local causes by giving out grants. Recently the Trust has supported the local Guides, a project researching the demise of the Swift and Arnside Sailing Club. Visitors welcome. Visitors are more than welcome to visit Ashmeadow Woodland, Orchards and Walled Garden and Crossfield Wood but are asked to help the Trust look after this area of outstanding beauty for everyone to enjoy by taking any litter home, picking up after their dogs and reporting any problems to the Trust. In good hands. Prior to his death in 1990, John Barns spent a considerable amount of time seeking out the people he thought would look after the future of his beloved woods and village, clearly with people like Pete and his fellow trustees involved the Trust is in good hands. For more details of the excellent work of the Barn Charitable Trust please see their website www. barnescharitabletrust.org.uk

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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

Handyperson Scheme 01524 586812

Kirkby Lonsdale Tourist Information

Sheltered Housing 01524 586858

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

TRANSPORT

Sedbergh Tourist Information

Lancaster Taxis

72 Main Street, Sedbergh, LA10 5AD 015396 20125

0800 320 23 23 or 01524 91 23 23

Ingleton Tourist Information

Coastal Taxis

Ingleborough Community Centre, Ingleton, LA6 3HJ 015242 41049 April to October 10am - 4.30pm Monday to Sunday November to March 11:00 - 15:00 Monday to Sunday

01524 424424 or 01524 60000 A to B Taxis - 01524 844922 32090 Taxis - 01524 32090 8 4 8 Taxis - 01524 848848 National Rail Enquiries

Bentham Tourist Information

Tel: 08457 48 49 50

Town Hall, Bentham. LA2 7LF 015242 62549 April to October 10:00 - 16:00 Monday to Saturday

Local Bus Journey Planner 0871 200 22 33 Stagecoach

Kendal Tourist Information

0871 2002233

Made in Cumbria, 48 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, LA9 4TX Tel: 01539 735891

Virgin Ticket Line 0871 977 4222

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01524 65944

LANCASTER POLICE 01524 63333

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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

Lancaster Charter Market 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 www.lancaster.gov.uk/chartermarket or 01524 414251 Facebook/lancasterchartermarket

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Dentists

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

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

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. www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket 01524 414251 Facebook/morecambefestivalmarket

Community Services North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau 01524 400400 87 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1RH Drop in sessions & Telephone advice www.adviceguide.org.uk One Voice Disability Service 01524 34411 Outrageous Hub, Unit 701, Cameron House, White Cross, Lancaster LA1 4XF

Weekly Garstang Market High Street, Garstang Weekly market every Thursday 01995 605561

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