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SUNDAY 1ST JULY Everything you need for your wedding, all under one roof. Our old converted Mill exudes charm and offers up the perfect venue for your countryside wedding. Refurbished in a modern country house style, the Mill is nestled on the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster Canal towpath with a pack horse bridge and the Bowland fells providing a beautiful and . backdrop for your wedding photographs. Our dedicated suite seats upto 100 stunning guests for your wedding breakfast and accommodates 120 evening guests. Come along to our wedding fair on 1st July and meet a huge variety of wedding suppliers.

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Welcome to the Lancaster District We are now into our 9th summer printing and distributing Lancaster District Magazine to thousands of readers all over the district, every edition I am amazed by the variety of activities, events and fantastic community work that goes on in our area. The magazine is jam packed full of over 40 local articles, events, fabulous local businesses and over 70 of their products are showcased in our SHOP LOCAL guides spread throughout the magazine. Let’s all do our bit and support local this summer. This edition don’t miss these fantastic events: The Mill Wedding Fair, Leighton Hall Classic Car Show, Myerscough College Open Day & Country Fair, Wolfwood Summer Fair, Garstang Show, Lancaster & Morecambe College Community Open Day, Vintage Port & Cheese Night & Murder Mystery Evening both at Lancaster House Hotel. Of course these are just a few, see www.lancasterdistrict.co.uk for more events in and around the district (Submit your event for free online) Bay View Garden Centre have a garden furniture sale on and Hipping Hall are offering their four course lunch for just £25pp. Have a fabulous summer,

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LANCASTER DISTRICT MAGAZINE 14 SHOP LOCAL - Inspired Interiors 18 Legal Advice - Will you marry me? 22 Home Entertainment - LED & OLED Televisions 24 Property Maintentance - Condensation damp problems 34 Local charity - Supporting new residents - Global Link 35 SHOP LOCAL - Summer Garden 37 Gardening - Container planting with Debbie Preston 38 Gardening Group - Growing Well in Kendal 40 Motoring - Largest Classic Car Show in the North West 42 Motoring Event - Barbon Hill Climb 46 Local Farming - A day on the farm 48 Local nature - Lancaster District Nature Trails 50 Local sport - Escape to the Dales - Cycle Sportive 43 Local nature - Nature on our doorstep - RSPB 56 Local entertainment - Garstang Show 58 Local nature - Birdwatching in the Lancaster area 61 Vets advice - Heart murmurs in cats and dogs 63 Health - Couch to 5k in 9 weeks - Physiofusion 66 Local Author - ‘Sorted’ by Juliet McGrattan 68 Local charity - Supporting those living with sight loss 70 Health - Taking care of your teeth - Bay Dental 73 Local Health & Wellbeing - Happiness Walk - 9th June 74 Local Sport - Bryony’s Great Swimming challenge 76 Food - Award winning marmalade at Middle Holly Cottage 78 Food - Kendal People’s Cafe 81 Recipe - Creamy Lancashire & Tomato Tart 84 Recipe - Biscoff Cheesecake 86 SHOP LOCAL - Father’s Day 90 SHOP LOCAL - Inspired by Nature 92 Local Art - Eco friendly exhibition - Upcycle - Recycle 96 Local Wedding Venue - Your special wedding - The Mill 100 SHOP LOCAL - Summer Wardrobe 103 Local education - Lancashire’s School for Deaf Children 104 Local Activities - The place to be in the school holidays 106 Local Sport - Five reasons to get your kids active 109 Local Events - A roar-some day of fun - Dino Day 110 Local Sport - Splish Splash in Ingleton 112 Local Group - Ukulele Anarchy in Garstang 114 Local Walks - Best local dog walks 116 Local Art - Milnthorpe Art Exhibition 117 Local Exhibition - The Ruskin Centre 118 WHAT’S ON - June - July Events - more on lancasterdistrict.co.uk 120 Local places - Local Landmarks 122 Local Band - Ukulele Jukebox 124 Travel - Lancaster Pennsylvania 126 Puzzles - Sudoku, wordwheel, wordsearch & kids puzzle 128 Community Services Directory Would you like to submit an article? Please send your information to info@lancasterdistrict.co.uk 6

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LEGAL ADVICE

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HOME ENTERTAINMENT

LED vs OLED WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE

Phil Punt, Owner of Robinsons Electric explains the difference between LED & OLED televisions. TV manufacturers traditionally release their new models around May each year with this one being no exception. With the emphasis on improving the current picture technology with HDR, HDR10 and HDR10+ we’ve also seen 4K Ultra High Definition being offered across a wider range of models, but the main talking point in the shops has been Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) vs Light Emitting Diode (LED) TV.

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When comparing the two there’s really no contest. Long story short, OLED TVs are superior in almost every way possible when it comes to picture quality.

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floor boards, lofts without insulation and so on. As the poor-quality air left the building it would be replaced by fresher, albeit cooler air – i.e. draughts. Nowadays with improvements to our properties for aesthetic and energy efficiency reason such as double glazing and draught proofing, ‘natural ventilation’ is restricted. The humid and contaminated air is trapped generating the right conditions for condensation.

Condensation occurs when warm air meets a cold surface or when the humidity in a property is too high and the air can no longer hold water vapour it contains. Everyday activities contribute to the to the moisture in our homes. Activities such as cooking, showering, drying clothes and even breathing – an average 4 person household will create as much as 112 pints of moisture each week! That moisture must go somewhere.

Despite the large number of households battling with condensation and the effects it causes, it is easily preventable. There are a number of measures that can be taken to reduce condensation such as; keeping a constant indoor temperature, avoiding drying clothes inside, not disabling extractor fans and keeping furniture away from walls etc, but the key to keeping condensation at bay is ventilation. Envirovent’s whole home ventilation units deliver a constant flow of fresh filtered and clean air into the home. This ensures that moisture laden air is continuously diluted, displaced and

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Envirovent is a UK based manufacturer of eco-friendly, award winning ventilation products that create all year round healthy, fresh and ideal indoor environments. Since 1987 the company has been committed to eradicating the damaging effects of poor indoor air, condensation and mould in the home. Over a million condensation problems have been solved to date. Since spring 2017 the Lancaster and Cumbria area has had its own dedicated team to continue Envirovent’s mission and support local householders with their ventilation needs. Paul has been installing Envirovent products for more than 6 years and his confidence in the products encouraged him to take the opportunity to operate his own area with the support of his wife Rebecca. Envirovent provides a full, effortless service from a free no obligation survey through to installation, we take care of everything. Furthermore, customers in the Lancaster and Cumbria area benefit from Paul carrying out every step of the service and because it’s his own business you’ll get outstanding customer care.


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In Lancaster there are currently over 150 Asylum Seekers and Refugees (ASR’s) who have either already settled or who are in the process of settling here.

Additionally GL provides professional advice and support to encourage ASRs to undertake voluntary work to facilitate them being ‘work-ready’ in anticipation of them receiving their ‘Right/Leave to Remain’. At that point they become legally entitled to work here in the UK and further assistance is provided in preparing CVs, completing applications and preparing for interviews.

Global Link (GL) is a Lancaster based charity and part of the City of Sanctuary network. We offer a warm welcome and provide a variety of services together with as much support as possible using a small team and cohort of volunteers.

GL is doing as much as it can to engage with local employers who might be willing to help ASRs with voluntary work and to ultimately secure employment. To date all our ASRs have demonstrated a real desire to work here to show their gratitude for their welcome and to contribute to the community. It is a little known fact that over 65% of people in the UK secure their next job through networking and, understandably, ASRs don’t have a network when they arrive here so GL are trying to overcome that obstacle on their behalf. But this is where we need your assistance.

Most asylum seekers arrive in the UK after a traumatic journey having travelled through several different countries while often experiencing harsh and dangerous situations. After their arrival and disbursement by the Home Office under what the government admits is a hostile process, they find themselves in towns and cities scattered across the UK. Settling here represents many challenges not least adapting to a foreign culture and alien language.

If you wish to help there are a number of ways to do so. From introductions, visits to companies where ASRs can learn about the UK work culture, voluntary work, shadowing or conventional employment opportunities. The skills and abilities of ASRs are wide ranging and include; farming, lecturing, engineering, IT, marketing, hospitality, retail etc.

Included amongst the many initiatives GL delivers is a weekly drop-in where a hot lunch is provided (usually prepared by the ASRs), help to navigate the essential services they need to access, co-ordinating English classes and arranging frequent social activities.

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One of the refugees we are working with currently was a lecturer in Marketing at one of the main universities in Ethiopia. In that role he mentored students and designed and ran training sessions for local employers. He is extremely personable and his English is excellent. He would like to move into a commercial marketing role in the UK so any employers reading this article who may have an opportunity coming up in the near future or knows of a company who may need help with their branding or marketing strategy please get in touch. GL would love to hear from you. In the first instance contact either Sara Nobili at s.nobili@globallink. org.uk or annevbaker18@gmail. com. They both dedicate their time to all aspects regarding employment and voluntary work. Global Link employs just 10 people (9 part-time) and relies on the generosity of people in the community volunteering to help deliver their work. They are a global education charity, running exhibitions, workshops and training, and other global learning projects to increase understanding of the economic, social, political and environmental forces which shape the lives of everyone in the world. Global Link also delivers the Syrian Resettlement Programme in Lancaster, and works had to encourage integration and community cohesion between diverse communities.


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CONTAINER PLANTING with Debbie Preston Adding planters to your garden can be a great way to bring colour to brighten up your outdoor living space. Bay View Garden Centre’s resident Plant Manager Debbie explains what to choose and how to look after them.

AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR GARDEN Households all over the Lancaster District are enjoying their gardens now that summer is finally here, and although we cannot guarantee the sunshine, we can help you brighten up your garden by helping you choose a variety of planters, bringing some much-needed colour and beauty, without high expense. You don’t need to go overboard either. The key places I would focus your efforts are your patio area, windows and doorways - areas that both you and your visitors will appreciate. Here are my top tips for preparing fabulous garden planters: Choose the right plants Containers are perfect for colourful annuals and perennials (often called bedding plants). These are inexpensive and can be changed from season to season. Many shrubs, climbers, roses, herbaceous perennials and even trees can be grown successfully in planters if the right varieties are chosen. Our team of expert gardeners can help you to select the right plants for your pots in-store. Choose the right container If you want your pot to be outside all year round, look for pots labelled frost resistant or frost proof. Plastic or fibreglass pots offer a lightweight alternative. Raising containers with ‘pot feet’ will also help growth by improving drainage. Select a pot that is large enough to hold the root ball of your plant(s), with some extra room to grow. We always advise our customers to place some material over the holes for drainage. This will also help to prolong the life of your pot and help ensure plant roots do not become waterlogged.

DISEASES INDOOR AND size THESE of the plants root AFFECT ball, fill the pot between OUTDOOR PETS ½ to 2/3 full and firm down the soil. Place your plant on top, fill in any gaps with compost and level the existing compost at the base of the plant. (Note: your compost should be approximately 5cm below the top of the pot rim to stop water run off). Firm once again and give plants a good soaking, especially if repotting during warmer months.

Feeding the plants Most composts include plant food, but this can vary. Look for composts with slow release fertilisers. The amount of food your plant(s) need will depend on the type, size and speed of growth. As a member of our garden team if you are unsure. We can also advise you on whether liquid of granular would be best. Maintaining planters Watering regularly is the most obvious tip to maintaining your planters. In the summer months, you may need to water twice daily – early morning and evening are best. Follow the instructions on your chosen feed and check annually for signs that the plant may need to be re-potted. Dead-head annuals regularly to promote flowering. Trim/prune perennials (plants which continue form one year to the next) as advised on the plant label or ask a member of staff in store for advice. Involve your children or grandchildren

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We have a wide range of outdoor plants and bulbs suitable for container planting. You can buy plants and everything else you need to pot your perfect garden containers at Bay View Garden Centre. Our experienced team of friendly garden experts are here to help seven days a week.

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GROWING WELL

in Kendal is definitely growing really well Set up in 2004, Growing Well, an organisation that uses gardening as a means of helping people with mental health issues, is growing so well that people are flocking to see what a brilliant job it is doing. Features Writer Rob Bullock finds out more. FROM A SEEDLING OF AN IDEA It is hard not to use horticultural puns when describing the impressive growth and outreach of Growing Well, an organisation in South Lakeland which uses gardening as way of reaching out to people with mental health issues to improve their lives and prospects. Set up in 2004 over the past fourteen years Growing Well has grown from a seedling of an idea that reached out to people from just south Cumbria to now where it has participants from Lancashire and North Yorkshire too. Growing Well is a mental health charity, an organic farm and a training centre. If you’re feeling depressed, anxious or finding everyday life difficult, then they may be able to help. Their support is free and they rely upon charitable donations to enable them to do their work. A SUPPORTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT Growing Well uses a supportive work environment, in their case horticulture, to encourage mental health recovery and progression. They provide;

A FUN ENVIRONMENT The highly qualified and committed team at Growing Well don’t only do a great job helping to improve the mental health of the volunteers they have fun too! “We have a lot of fun at Growing Well, and laughing is so important in life,” explains Clairelouise from the centre. “Why be serious? Life can be too serious. Each day when the team meet up for our 11 o’clock meeting we always start with a joke. Laughing is important.” A WHOLE RANGE OF PEOPLE At some point during our lives most of us will have some mental health issues that we have to over-come and it can affect everyone differently. “We get a whole range of people coming to Growing Well,” explains Clairelouise. “Anyone over the age of 18 can come along and work here. People come from a range of backgrounds, young people and a bit older, men and women, which is good because in our rural communities where people can often lead quite isolated lives, middle aged men have a high suicide risk. Women tend to open up better than men, but men not as much. But at Growing Well we have a lot of men who come from all walks of life and can achieve so much.” SUPPORTING GROWING WELL As well as an eclectic bunch of workers and volunteers, Growing Well also has a diverse range of fundraisers too.

Improved life skills and work-related skills. People who go to Growing Well can even work towards a Level 1 qualification in horticulture and sometimes this means they can get jobs working in a gardening environment.

“We’ve got pop up cafés that just ‘pop up’ at various local events and we do cross Morecambe Bay walks which are really popular,” says Clairelouise. “But we’ve also got people like Albert my son, who is six, and who is doing a sponsored rope climb! Each time he goes to the gym he climbs the ropes – he loves climbing. He’s aiming to climb 2km eventually.” I think you’ll agree a 2km climb is a lot of climbing for a six year old! But, that is the level of commitment everyone involved with Growing Well has.

Improved physical health. There is a strong link between poor physical health and poor mental health. Working in a garden gets you out in the fresh air and doing physical work which makes you fitter.

NORMALISING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES One of the aims of Growing Well is to take away the stigma and normalise mental health issues.

Encouragement for people to become and feel like valuable members of the community. Mental health issues can be very isolating. Getting out there with other people can make a massive difference to improving mental health.

“The first visit is definitely the hardest. When someone has made that first initial commitment to come then they find us a really welcoming bunch. We are all experienced mental health workers and Growing Well is as lovely a place to work as it is to visit.”

Education about diet and good food. Growing Well doesn’t just grow food but they cook what they grow too. Having a good, well balanced diet significantly improves mental health.

If you are currently dealing with mental health or emotional health issues you don’t need a referral by a doctor or mental health worker to go to Growing Well, you can just go yourself. So why not give it a go, you never know, you might just start growing too! It is in the air at Growing Well!

A practical environment to improve emotional resistance (how well we heal from the knocks that life deals us).

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Growing Well are at Low Sizergh Farm near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE. They are just over the road from Sizergh Castle. If you interested in visiting or helping raise funds please visit www.growingwell.co.uk call 015395 61777 or email info@ growingwell.co.uk for details.

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THE LARGEST CLASSIC CAR SHOW IN THE NORTH WEST It’s one of South Lakeland’s treasures, a historic family home filled with exquisitely crafted furniture, but soon this summer, Leighton Hall will be reverberating to the rumble of carburettors, not carpenters’ tools! refreshments, of course. Photoopportunities and chatting with other enthusiasts are popular at these friendly events, as is bringing your own classic if you have one to exhibit.

On Sunday July 1st the historic house plays host to the 19th Leighton ‘Classic Car and Bike Show’, and proudly for the area, it’s one of the largest on the classic car summer show circuit, with over 500 exhibitors expected to fill the park and thrill the crowds.

Home to the famous furnituremaking Gillow family, the hall’s many attractions make it a fun-packed day out for the whole family. Leighton Hall is famous for its priceless furniture and visitors are welcome to explore inside, with house tours running from 1pm, for a small charge. There is also plenty to keep mini-visitors motoring with a children’s playground, caterpillar maze, woodland walk and tree face trail. The charming tearoom is perfect for a vintage relaxing pit-stop and refuel. Located 10 minutes’ drive from junction 35 of the M6, and well-signposted, the show runs from 10am-4pm.

Providing the perfect backdrop, the beautiful fell-backed terrace and parkland will be full of well-polished classic cars including MGs, Austin 7’s and Triumphs, as well as motorcycles, vans, trucks, 4x4s, military transport, and beautifully restored commercial vehicles. There’ll be trade stands and autojumble for the auto enthusiast in the family, while the more ‘backseat driver’ can sit back and enjoy full arena displays and commentary- with

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At just £7 per adult and £2.50 for children, entrance includes admission to the grounds, gardens and parkland. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome in the park, so pop Rover in the rover and ‘fetch’ him along, too! Suzie Reynolds, Owner of the Hall said “Mark Woodward’s shows are always well supported by exhibitors and visitors alike and we always look forward to welcoming him to Leighton. Make sure you bring your camera, as there’s nothing quite like the sight of all the beautiful cars parading through the parkland”. This is one of 2 motoring events in Leighton’s calendar this year. The Leighton Hall Motorcycle Hill Climb takes place on Sunday 23rd September. See www.leightonhall.co.uk for details.

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BARBON HILL CLIMB

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Situated near Kirkby Lonsdale in south Cumbria in the normally sleepy village of Barbon lies one of the most famous motor racing hillclimb tracks in the world, Barbon Hillclimb. At just 890 yards in length it might be the shortest in the country, but it is one of the most challenging with dedicated aficionados of speed returning year after year. Features Writer Rob Bullock discovers more… SHATTERING THE PEACE For those who know the area, one of the things they love the most about south Cumbria is the peace and quiet of its exquisite countryside. Yet twice a year the sleepy peace of the beautiful countryside is broken by the sound of revving engines, the roar of the thronging crowd and the squeal of over worked brakes as Bardon Hillclimb pits man and machine against one the most challenging routes in motor racing. SHORTEST HILLCLIMB IN THE COUNTRY It might be a short uphill course, and it might be over in a matter of around forty seconds for the most accomplished of drivers, but every participant and spectator at the twice yearly Barbon Hillclimb will tell you, amazingly exciting things can happen in such short lengths of road and spaces of time. At just 890 yards (814 metres) in length, Barbon Hillclimb is the shortest of the British Hillclimb

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Championship tracks outside the Channel Islands. But just because it is short doesn’t make it any less challenging for amateurs and professionals alike. DEDICATED TO SPEED One man more qualified than most to describe the event is Graham Curwen who as both spectator and driver has been to every single Barbon event since it began in 1952. “This year’s event will be my thirty first consecutive Barbon Hillclimb as a driver,” explains Graham, whose passion for the adrenaline fuelled time trial has not diminished over the years. And this year Graham will be driving not one but two cars. “Not only will I be driving my own Formula Ford, but I will be driving the car my father entered in 1953 and 54, a Buckler Special. It is the first time a driver has entered two cars in the same event.” DECADES OF PRECISE TIMEKEEPING Graham is not the only one committed to the Barbon event, another was the late Lancaster businessman Alan Simpson,

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There are two hillclimb events on two separate days. The first on Saturday 9th June is the National B meeting which is a qualifying round for several of the top Local & Regional Championships. This extremely popular annual event is a qualifying round for several local and regional championships and attracts many “Club” competitors to this exciting venue. Saturday 7th July sees Barbon host the British Hillclimb Championship. This is a National A / B event includes two rounds of the exciting British Hillclimb action and features most of the top drivers in the British Championship as they make their annual visit to Westmorland. THE COURSE

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There are three corners on the hill. The first is a left hander called Crabtree and this quickly leads in to Richmond, a serious blind double apex. The course finishes with a right hand hairpin known as Lafone before the drivers and riders, for Barbon also welcomes motorbikes as well as cars, cross the finishing line. The current course record of 20.08 seconds was set by Jos Goodyear in July 2015. Jos set an average speed from start to finish of 90.66mph making Barbon the fastest Hillclimb course in the UK! LIVERPOOL MOTOR CLUB These days the Barbon Hillclimbs are run by the Liverpool Motor Club who can devote their professional experience to keeping the standards of the event high enough to merit British Championship ranking.

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WHY NOT COME ALONG THIS YEAR! The Barbon Hillclimb course is situated in the grounds of the beautiful Barbon Manor which has spectacular views out over the surrounding Westmorland countryside. The spectator gates open at 8am, with first practice due to start by around 9.30am. Apart from a break for lunch, the action should continue right through until late afternoon, generally finishing between 4.30 & 5pm. Hot & cold refreshments are available on site throughout the day for competitors and spectators. www.liverpoolmotorclub.com/barbon-hillclimb

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A DAY ON THE FARM Most local people know JC Country, for its wide variety of quality lifestyle clothing and footwear, and well stocked natural pet store, but not everyone knows that shop owner, John Carr and his partner Nicola also run the farm next door. We find out about life on the farm. Â

Life on the farm may not be so glamorous to some, but we love it. It’s our choice and our way of life. Nick Dagger Photography

Tucked away surrounded by rolling hills and farm fields it is easy to forget that you are only 5 minutes from the main Lancaster to Garstang road, the A6. The first of February marked the start of our 2018 Spring Calving season at Cleveley House Farm, Forton and if there is one thing to learn it is that an average day on the farm is not so average. Unlike a lot of our farming neighbours and friends who spread their calving out throughout the whole year we choose to calve all our cows during the 10 weeks of spring. During a single day we can carry out many activities and deal with a whole host of elements.

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A day in the life of a farm owner The day starts early at 5am, when the alarm sounds, we rise and have a brew to enable us to function just that little bit better and take on whatever the day has in store. Out in the yard all togged up in waterproofs by 5.30am we get to work. First we set up the milking parlour and the yard gates ready for the expectant cows to come in for some extra feed, walking through in front of us allowing us to draft out any that are imminent and put them in the deep bedded area ready for calving. Those that are not quite so near are allowed back out onto the yard to feed. Then in come the milkers, these are the cows that have already calved and are now in the milking herd. These girls are kept separate

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and once milked even get to go out to the paddocks during the day to graze. (Not quite as early this year as the weather has been so poor, resulting in very little grass growth and it being very wet under foot, however we did manage to get them out before the end of February.) Whilst John is milking those in the herd that have already calved, I set to scraping out and scattering fresh sawdust on all the cubicles (beds) where the cows sleep before they are allowed back in. Cows, children, school runs and slurry!!! 7.30am and my alarm sounds in my pocket. John has finished milking and takes the milkers to shut them in the paddock/ field, in the meantime I go and get the children up and ready for school and make John’s breakfast. 8.30am and whilst he eats I take the children to school nearby. 9am and we are back outside and whilst I tend to my baby calves; feeding them with their mothers milk in single buckets with teats on and making sure they are all fit and healthy and their beds are dry and free from drafts, John scrapes all the yards into the slurry pit where it is stored until we can spread it (slurry storage has been quite troublesome this year, with all the fields being so wet and impossible to travel on with big machinery. It has meant we haven’t been able to ‘muck spread’ as much as we would have liked to and so the poo soon builds up! When a cows gotta go, it’s gotta go.) We then unwrap the silage bales (grass that has been cut and pickled since last summer) and place it into the feeders for the three groups of cows that we currently have; milkers/ far off calvers and calving cows). After checking on the calving shed, we go and clean out the heifer building (last years calves) and feed them. Lunch for everyone Suddenly it’s 1pm and time for lunch. After a quick bite to eat it’s time to go and bring the milkers back from the paddock/field where they have been grazing, they are set off back towards the farm along the tracks that have been permanently installed especially for them (a bit like a cow highway) until they reach the yard and continue to

feed. Whilst the cows have made their way back to the farm I have been setting up an electric fence for the next paddock that the cows will graze tomorrow (eventually when summer finally arrives and it is dry and warm enough the cows will stay out all day and night). Giving birth and the school run 3pm I go to school to collect the children and John goes to check the calving cows again (from time to time we will get a calf that is too big or is being born backwards or a cow that is just struggling with calving (labour) and therefore we will need to help and intervene protecting life of mother and baby. This is why it is so important to check them regularly.) 3.30pm I am home with the children and we all have a brew and snack with John before we all go outside for milking and calf feeding again. The routine is the same as in the morning however we don’t need to walk the far off calvers through again at night. By the time we have finished and the parlour washed down and all the buckets washed out it is usually between 6pm and 6.30pm. 15 hour days with night time checks!!! After tea and bath time the children are put to bed at 7.30pm and John will go out and look all three groups of cows, then 8.30pm and its bedtime for both of us. During calving season we take it in turns to get up halfway through each night and again walk round the cows monitoring any that are calving and tending to any new calves that have been born. It is important for a calf to get between 2 and 3 litres of colostrum (mothers first milk) within the first three hours of being born,(it contains all the antibodies and nutrients the calf needs) therefore we administer this ensuring they get the best start in life. We also place a tag in each ear after we have done this for identification purposes and record each separate calving. So as you can imagine on nights when we have the arrival of 3 or more calves it can make for a very long night shift. We do have days where it feels like it all goes wrong (the weather is against us, grass and forage running out, full to the brim with slurry and a vet call out to contend with) luckily these are few and far between and when they do occur I am lucky enough to have my mum on hand to help with the children. On the other hand when the expectant cows (dry cows) are housed inside for a 3 months in winter and not been milked (allowing them to build body condition and rest on the lead up to calving) it does allow for some flexibility in our day to day routine. (later mornings, earlier finishes and if we’re very lucky maybe even a few days away). Although these ‘average’ days are a plenty there are never two days the same and I suppose is part of the thrill of farming life.

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LANCASTER DISTRICT NATURE TRAILS

Taking a walk on one of our brilliant nature trails is an excellent way to get out into the beautiful countryside, get some fresh air and see this area’s flora and fauna at its very best. Rob Bullock discovers that now is the best time of year to enjoy a walk in nature. A wise man once told me that the best way to enjoy a walk in nature was to take your time. A walk in nature can give you the small dose of a wilderness barely a stone’s throw from your front door to refresh your spirit. Whether you see nature walks as a time for gathering your thoughts or a chance to learn about wildlife, make the most of your stroll into wilderness. In and around our area, none more than an hour’s drive from Lancaster are numerous nature trails and late spring/early summer is one of the best times to enjoy them. Along with our two dogs, Clover and Hughie, we investigated what nature had to offer. INGLEBOROUGH ESTATE NATURE TRAIL, CLAPHAM Living close to this nature trail one takes it for granted. But it is one of the most beautiful walks in the country. A late spring has meant that the daffodils have just gone over but the bluebells are still just blossoming. Wild garlic casts a pungent aroma over parts of the path whilst their white flowers will delight

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you. Heading up from the lake all the trees are now in leaf and the rhododendrons, planted by Victorian Reginald Farrer are awash with colour. There is a small fee charged of £1 to enjoy this trail but it is well worth it and it goes toward the upkeep of the paths and this magical area. THWAITE BROW WOODS, BOLTON LE SANDS Described as Lancashire’s hidden gem, Thwaite Brow Woods overlooking Bolton le Sands might be small, but it packs a lot into a small space. Thwaite Brow Woods were given to the village in 1991 and members of the community formed the 14-acre Thwaite Brow Woods Conservation Project. Views over Morecambe Bay from the walk are quite spectacular, especially at sunset. On a warm day the fresh canopy of the trees provides walkers with much respite from the sun. A cold start to the year means that there is much to see as spring flowers continue to prove a delight to eyes and noses whilst the songs of the returning birds fill the air with beautiful sound.

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LOCAL NATURE STOCKS RESERVOIR NATURE WALK A walk on the Stocks Reservoir Nature Trail is an excellent way to see a great variety of birds, flora and some of our most stunning scenery. The walk has good paths and is well signposted. The history of Stocks Reservoir is just as interesting as the walk itself. A village had to be built to house the 500 workers who built the reservoir and their families who lived there between 1922 and 1932, when it was opened by the then Prince George. At its highest the reservoir holds a billion litres of water and serves the Fylde area of Lancashire. THIRLMERE CIRCULAR WALK In one of the quietest parts of the Lake District this walk is never busy even at the height of summer. Thirlmere Circular Walk is a great Lake District walk that captures some of the delights of this part of Lakeland in a short space of time.

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The route offers a low-level amble near Thirlmere with some pleasant Lakeland scenery along the way with some fine views of the lake and Helvelyn towering above it and ramblers will see some of the best and unspoilt flora and fauna in the Lakes. The walk starts at Legburthwaite car park just off the A591 Keswick to Ambleside main road and circles the entire lake before returning past the YHA building back to the start. RIVER RIBBLE RAMBLE – SETTLE TO STAINFORTH Ramblers are rewarded with some stunning riverside plants as they meander between Settle and Stainforth following the course of the River Ribble north. Starting and finishing at the Settle swimming pool car park, head back towards the River Ribble, talking a left passed the football field. Stay on this delightful path passing the picturesque hamlet of Stackhouse before returning on the riverside path at Langcliffe Locks Bridge. Walk beside the river to the iconic Stainforth Foss before crossing the bridge and following the path by the side of the B6479 back to Bridge End in Settle where you cross the river and walk back to your car. A walk in nature has a whole host of physical and mental health benefits, as well as getting fit it can help reduce depression and lower perceived stress. Things to remember when taking any walk in nature. Plan ahead, check the weather forecast and especially if you’re out on your own tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return. Wear a good pair of shoes or boots, take weather appropriate clothing, refreshments and make sure your mobile phone is fully charged.

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ESCAPE TO THE DALES CYCLE SPORTIVE The aim of the sportive is to encourage cyclists of all abilities to get on their bikes and ride through some of the most scenic countryside Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria have to offer. Following on from the huge success of last year’s cycle sportive, Sunday 17th June 2018 will see Ingleton’s third cycle sportive taking place as part of the 2018 Overground Underground Festival. The event has been planned in partnership with Escape Bike Shop and is being sponsored by Country Village Inns. The aim of the sportive is to encourage cyclists of all abilities to get on their bikes and ride through some of the most scenic countryside Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria have to offer. The event starts at Escape Bike Shop in Ingleton, travels through the lovely villages of Clapham, Horton in Ribblesdale, Dent and Sedbergh before returning via Devil’s Bridge and the back roads to Escape Bike Shop.

The Overground Underground Festival is part funded through Stories in Stone, an ambitious scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and is mainly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. www.storiesinstone.org.uk

The long route will pass through the stunning scenery with challenging climbs and rolling descents, amongst some of the finest landscape in the North of England. Both the long and short routes have been planned to be scenic and enjoyable rather than the hardest/toughest course. This is a very relaxed and laid back sportive with the emphasis being on fun and enjoyment rather than speed and is open to all abilities. We do not record rider’s times but are happy if riders wish to time themselves.

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TO FEED OR NOT TO FEED? For years people having been feeding bread to the ducks, but is it actually good for them? For me, as a child, going to feed the ducks and swans was a regular family activity. And if you ask most children, what do ducks like to eat, most will reply “bread” This was the only thing we ever took to feed the ducks, and lots of it. So much so that in some places, excess bread was actually poluting the water.

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The question is, if we have been feeding ducks with bread for years, why should we consider feeding them something else? In very simple terms, bread is junk food for birds, although they are a form of carbohydrate, they offer few other nutrients, esspecially white and even stale bread. Too many carbohydrates can cause ducks to become overweight and sluggish, they then find it difficult to fly, hunt for their own food and get away from predators. In young birds, malnutrition may lead to angel wing, a deformity in which wings jut out instead of folding up, often making flight impossible. This can occur due to a high-calorie diet, especially if it’s low in vitamin D, vitamin E and manganese.

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Here are some examples of more nutritious food you can offer the ducks: Sweetcorn: It turns out that ducks are quite partial to a sweetcorn. Lettuce: As a nation we’re guilty of throwing away a vast amount of lettuce, especially the bagged variety. Instead of consigning it to the bin, rip it into pieces and treat your local ducks. Rocket, Kale and Iceberg are all great choices. Defrosted Frozen peas: There’s no need to cook them but make sure you defrost them first! Oats: Flapjacks, rolled oats and even instant porridge oats will be a huge hit with ducks. Seeds: Whether you buy bird seed or seeds from the healthy aisle in the supermarket – the ducks will be very grateful for these nutritious nibbles. Rice: Wild ducks will appreciate a handful of leftover rice from a takeaway. LESS IS MORE - LET’S NOT PREVENT MIGRATION!

When feeding ducks less is actually more. Do be aware of overfeeding, too many handouts can cause unnaturally large crowds of birds to congregate in areas that may not have enough natural food within the habitat to support them. Too much food can also delay or even prevent birds from migrating which can then cause problems when the temparture drops and humans stop visiting to feed.

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The summer months can be great time for exploring the many wonderful landscapes to be found in the Lancaster district. We are truly blessed with easy access to the countryside and coast, allowing us all to get out and connect with nature. Jon Carter, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve, explains more. The summer months can be great time for exploring the many wonderful landscapes to be found in the Lancaster district. We are truly blessed with easy access to the countryside and coast, allowing us all to get out and connect with nature. I live in the city itself and yet I can be transported to a wildlife rich environment within no time at all on foot or by bike. In less than 15 minutes I can be watching brown hares, emperor dragonflies, kingfishers, buzzards and roe deer or be enthralled by a host of brilliant native wildflowers and kaleidoscopic butterflies. Follow the canal towpath or River Lune in either direction; you will soon leave the city behind and be energised by the sights and sounds of the British countryside. Many birds and animals have learned to live alongside us and it’s quite possible to see jays, blackcaps, sparrowhawks, goldfinches, moorhens and more within our town centres anywhere from Garstang to Carnforth. I often hear tawny owls hooting on the outskirts of Lancaster, while those taller Victorian buildings can be home to parties of screaming swifts – a bird that for me, truly sums up summer in the city. For those who live in the surrounding villages, nature is rarely far away. Swallows and house martins

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construct their robust nests under the eaves of houses and farm buildings and at night hedgehogs snuffle around in the verges as bats zig-zag around the street lights in search of moths. The hedgerows and woodlands are bustling nurseries for countless birds and small mammals, all taking advantage of the long days and the glut of natural food. Our gardens of course can provide a perfect home for entire communities of fascinating insects and other ‘mini-beasts’ while even the smallest of ponds will be positively humming with life. By planting a variety of bee-friendly flowering plants and putting up a bird nest box or bughouse here or there we can create a place that is not only great for our wild neighbours but is also a fabulous green space in which to while away the long summer evenings. On our doorstep is one of the most important tidal areas in Europe: Morecambe Bay. The Lune, Conder and Kent estuaries are great places to explore as are the beaches at Heysham, Morecambe or Bolton-le-Sands. Try a spot of rock-pooling at Half Moon Bay in Heysham, as I did when I was a child, and you may well discover a world that you never

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knew existed! The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) manages huge expanses of the bay, equivalent in size to 2,800 football pitches, protecting this essential marine habitat for a wide range of wildlife. More famously the RSPB is known locally and nationally for its Leighton Moss nature reserve – a vast area of reed-fringed wetlands nestled within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The summer air here is filled with the sound of singing warblers and the chirrups of swallows as they feed low over the meres. Elegant marsh harriers busily search for prey to feed their growing chicks and dazzling marsh marigolds and flag iris provide attractive perches for hunting dragonflies. A day out at Leighton Moss is always a joy and with an award-winning cafÊ on site, you can always treat yourself to a homemade lunch or relax with a lovely mug of coffee and a slab of delicious cake after a stroll along one of several nature trails. With events and activities throughout the summer to appeal to everyone from nature-loving families to passionate bird watchers there is plenty going on at Leighton Moss this summer. Check the website at www.rspb.org.uk/ LeightonMoss for details.

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with bands soon to be announced. For those who may not have been to Garstang Show before, it’s a great event showcasing the very best in farming, horticulture and rural life.

The Garstang Show will be held on 4th August 2018. Open from 8.30am until 6pm, the show promises to be a brilliant family day out, packed full of entertainment. There will be agricultural and horticultural displays, a farmers market, craft stalls, children’s entertainment, a variety of trade stands, music, local food and beer.

The society began back in 1809 and we have had 202 successful shows since that date. The show holds many competitions for a great variety of farm animals including, Cattle, Sheep, Horses and Pygmy Goats but there is also an opportunity for you to enter your pets, perhaps in the rabbit section or in poultry. The Horticulture section also has some great competitions for bakers and crafters, as well as the hugely popular children’s sections.

Our main ring act this year is the absolutely amazing Atkinson Action Horses, we can’t wait for you to see them! The show includes an astounding display of tricks and stunts including Roman Riding, Drags, Falls, Pick Ups, Flips, Horses Rearing and Laying Down. Joining the lineup will be Astral Circus, Little Nippers Terrier Racing and Ridgeside Falconry. The After Show Party also returns in the evening,

Tickets for the show are available online at a pre-paid discounted rate, visit www.garstangshow.org for further information. We look forward to seeing you there!

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LOCAL NATURE

BIRD WATCHING IN THE LANCASTER AREA The area around Lancaster is one of the best and most diverse for bird watching in the North of England, if not the whole UK. It attracts bird watchers from afar. This is because there is such a wide range of habitats each with its special birds.

Alan Gallagher

Many people, from all lifestyles, get immense pleasure from watching birds. Their plumage, song, calls and behaviour are enthralling. Their navigational skills which enables a bird such as the Swallow to journey to South Africa just a few weeks after being born, then to return next spring makes them so fascinating. A quick tour of our area can reveal which special birds occur in each habitat. In spring the Bowland fells and upland farmland throb with sound, the wonderful plaintive call of the Curlews and Lapwings giving their spring symphony, drumming Snipe, soaring Skylarks and Cuckoos still call persistently. In many parts of the country, all these species have declined or disappeared, but not here. In the wooded cloughs, the hole nesting Pied Flycatcher and Redstart take advantage of the nest boxes provided by members of Lancaster and District Bird Watching Society, last year we had 140 pairs of Pied Flycatchers in these nest boxes which compensate for the lack of natural holes. The sandy banks of the Lune provide ideal nesting sites for Sand Martins. The Lancaster and District Bird Watching Society surveys the Lune from Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale and last year recorded 2,025 nesting holes. The wonderfully coloured but elusive Kingfisher

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also nests in the banks with seven pairs recorded. Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail and the aptly named Dipper frequent the higher stretches and tributaries of the river. Scattered woodlands occur throughout the area, with a concentration in the Arnside/Silverdale area, provide a habitat for special birds include the Nuthatch, five species of tit and both the Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Areas with scrub vegetation attract five species of warbler, which are all summer visitors, from Africa and southern Europe. In a winter with abundant berries, flocks of migrant Redwing and Fieldfare from east and northern Europe descend on them. The disused quarries in the area support breeding Peregrine Falcons and Ravens and a host of raucous Jackdaws. The jewel of the wetland areas is the RSPB Leighton Moss Reserve. Its colony of breeding Bearded Tits is the only one to be found in the North West. It can be quite difficult to find Bearded Tits in the dense reed growth but, from late September to December, they visit specially prepared grit trays close to the paths where many people have had their first view of this delightful species, a moment they will never forget. Marsh Harriers, Bitterns, Water Rail, and a host of warblers nest in the reeds and bordering vegetation.

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Many species of wildfowl, which visit here in winter, can be viewed closely from the five hides. While tens of thousands of Starlings roost in the reed beds performing wonderful ‘murmuration’ before they drop into the reeds. Nearby is the brackish water complex of the Eric Morecambe pools, created in memory of the comedian and bird watcher Eric Morecambe. Here Avocets breed along with many Black-headed Gulls. In winter and during spring and autumn large numbers of wildfowl, such as Wigeon and Pintail, occur. Up to 2000 Black-tailed Godwit stop over in spring, preparing for their onward journey to Iceland. The sandflats of Morecambe Bay attract thousands of waders, especially Knot, Oystercatcher, Dunlin and Curlew. At high tide, they roost on the saltmarshes and the recently constructed rock groins along the coast providing a wonderful spectacle. Wildfowl such as Pink-footed Geese and Whooper Swans join them on the marshes and those either side of the Lune estuary provide the best watching sites. Perhaps surprisingly the outfalls of Heysham Power station attracts large numbers of gulls and terns and other seabirds. Close by the nature reserves of Heysham and Middleton attract a good variety of birds especially at migration times. The Lancaster and District Bird Watching Society is a group of people with either a general interest in birdlife or a devotion to studying and recording the birds of the area. Founded in 1959, the Society publishes an annual report and last year they recorded 211 different species within this diverse area. They hold 6 meetings each year with illustrated talks on the range of different interests in the bird world. For more information go to: www.lancasterbird watching.org.uk which is updated daily. LDBWS welcomes new members and details for joining are on the website.

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ANIMALS - PET CARE

HEART MURMURS in cats & dogs

Lots of people assume that a ‘heart murmur’ is a disease or a diagnosis. This is not true – a heart murmur is simply a noise that your vet has heard through the stethoscope. It tells us that blood is not flowing smoothly through the heart for some reason and is making more noise than normal. Bay Vets explains more.

WHAT CAUSES HEART MURMURS? There are lots of different reasons why a cat or dog might develop a heart murmur. Some are caused by birth defects in the heart, for example a ‘hole in the heart’, and are often heard first in puppies or kittens when they have vaccinations. Some of these murmurs resolve as the puppy or kitten grows. Diseased valves in the heart tend to leak, and they make a noise when they do which is heard as a heart murmur. This is quite common in older dogs and cats. Heart muscle disease (so called ‘Cardiomyopathy’) can occur at almost any age in cats and dogs, and it tends to deform heart valves making them leak. This will, in turn, cause a heart murmur. Some heart murmurs are termed ‘innocent’ or ‘flow’ murmurs. They are usually quite quiet and are not caused by any disease process, but are a variation of normal. The murmur is just the sound of blood flowing through the heart, which in some individuals can be louder than others – particularly in thin fit animals such as greyhounds and lurchers. Finally, heart murmurs can be caused by disease elsewhere in the body. For example, if a cat or dog does not have enough red blood cells (anaemia) then the blood can become very thin, and this can make more noise as it flows through the heart, causing a murmur to be heard. WHAT HAPPENS IF MY VET FINDS A HEART MURMUR It is common for cats and dogs to have heart murmurs but no other signs at all. In this situation it is advisable to find out what is the cause of the murmur? If the cause of the murmur can be found, then your vet can give you the best advice about management of any heart problem. Cats and dogs with heart murmurs and no symptoms often need no medication, but sometimes they do require treatment that can help prevent worsening of any disease process that is going on.

THESE DISEASES AFFECT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR For an accurate diagnosis, it is usually necessary to PETS perform Echocardiography – which is a complicated way of saying an ultrasound scan of the heart, which is the same sort of scan that humans have for pregnancy diagnosis. It is harmless to your pet, and only involves a little clipping of hair on either side of the chest low down so that the ultrasound probe can contact the skin. In most dogs sedation is not needed. Some cats can be successfully scanned without any sedative, but they tend to be a bit more wriggly, and we often find that a low dose of a safe sedative drug enables the cardiologist to get much more information from the scan.

Ultrasound means that we can look right inside your pet’s heart. We can see the valves, heart muscle, blood vessels etc, and we can even measure blood flow in areas of the heart and see blood flowing in colour. This means that we can find the cause of the heart murmur in most cases, and the cardiologist can give you the best advice on management. WHAT OTHER TESTS MIGHT MY PET NEED? Depending upon your individual pet, the heart rate, rhythm, pulse, loudness of murmur, breed, age etc, the vet may advise other tests including: Blood pressure – usually in older dogs, or cats with heart muscle disease, kidney problems, diabetes or thyroid problems. E.C.G. – short for electro-cardio-gram. This looks at the electrical impulses that pass through the heart muscle as it beats and can be very useful for helping work out if there is any problem with the heart rhythm. Blood tests – various tests can be useful – it is often useful to check that the rest of the body is working well, especially the kidneys and liver, before we dispense any drugs, and we can even find out if the heart muscle has been damaged.

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COME AND JOIN THE FUN It’s no secret that within the Health and Social Care and Hospitality sectors there is a shortage of steady staff and recruitment continues to be difficult. To help improve this Lancaster & Morecambe College have organised a fun recruitment event on 16th June. The day will be based around showcasing careers within the health/social care and hospitality sectors, with live demonstrations and businesses from the industry exhibiting their offering for ALL AGES covering a range of skills and opportunities. We have a number of employers already committing to coming to support the event including the NHS, Better Care Together, Sandcastle Care, Hilllcoft, Lifeways, BareHall Quality careers, Alternative futures, Making Space, Job centre plus, and Lisa Allen from Northcote Manner – Michelin star chef doing free live cooking demonstrations There will be NHS and Independent Sector providers looking to recruit. If you think you have a positive caring attitude you might enjoy doing paid work to support others. It does not matter what jobs you have done in the past, if your values are right, working in the health and social care sector could be for you. All ages welcome. You can find out more about what Health and Social Care training is available. We will also be promoting apprenticeships at the event.

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COUCH TO 5K IN ONLY 9 WEEKS

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It is important to know that couch to 5k isn’t only beneficial for those that want to run marathons – although it is a great place to start. Couch to 5k is a hugely popular training program designed to take us from a sedentary lifestyle to giving us the capabilities of running a 5k distance in only a couple of months. The idea of couch to 5k is to promote a more active lifestyle without making drastic changes to our lives. By dedicating just three days per week to exercise, for a total of nine weeks, we are able to reach our couch to 5k goal via a mixture of walking and running workouts. Week by week, the aim is to set ourselves a goal for that week and then gradually try to improve on what we did the week before. For example, week 1 we must exercise three times, starting with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternating one minute of running and oneand-a-half minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes. The following week we will aim to improve on this by starting with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternating one-and-ahalf minutes of running with two minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes. And so on. Whether we walk or we run, this is all dependant on our own personal fitness levels. It is important to remember that the 9 week timescale is only a target and that we can modify this based on our fitness levels. We should not feel frustrated if we have to repeat a week, or alternatively, if we feel a workout is too easy. The most important thing is that we are actively making improvement to our wellbeing by attempting to exercise only a few times per week.

If you have never run before or it has been a long time since you last exercised, there are some simple tips we recommend to prevent injury and also ensuring you enjoy it! Running requires little equipment but we do recommend a good pair of shoes that gives us adequate arch support. They don’t have to be expensive or top of the range, but they should be suitable for us with a comfortable fit. The challenge aims to gradually build up our time spent running to help our cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system adjust and ultimately become stronger. With this in mind, it is important we stick to the schedule and mind our pace. As things become a little easier and we build confidence, it can be tempting to push our time spent running or increase our distance but we MUST be cautious! Should we push too hard, too fast, we are more at risk of developing an injury. Before we exercise, it’s a good idea for us to complete a few stretches for our legs as part of a warm up. After our run, it is beneficial for us to repeat our stretches as part of our cool down: ideally hamstring, calf, quadriceps, hip flexors and glutes each held for 20-30 seconds a piece. Like the challenge itself, we should ease ourselves into each

stretch, never force ourselves into pain and try to avoid bouncing during our stretch. We will feel a pull which may intensify as we hold the position longer, however, it should not be painful. In order to feel our best during and after exercise, adequate hydration is A MUST. Afterwards we will need to replenish fluids lost through sweat and expiration, so keep drinking. It is hugely beneficial for the recovery of our muscles too! The benefits of being active and trying couch to 5k: Improved cardiovascular system Weight loss and management Improving and maintaining joint health Reducing anxiety, depression and stress-levels Improving confidence Improving bone density When starting a new challenge like this one, do remember to be patient, take your time, and listen to your body. If we miss a day or two, do not worry, just keep going for it little by little. Should you require any help or advice on your couch to 5k programme, why not use our Ask a Physio service for FREE at www. physiofusion.co.uk. Our therapists will be on hand to answer all of your questions and give you their expert guidance.

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DR JULIET MCGRATTAN For more inspiration, motivation & information to help keep you active & healthy go to www. drjulietmcgrattan .com

We get to know Local Health Expert and former GP Juliet McGrattan, who lives with her family in the Lune Valley and find out about her book Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health. Local Health Expert Juliet McGrattan worked as a GP in Lancaster for 13 years, she started running ten years ago and discovered first-hand how becoming fit can change your life. She developed such a passion for sharing the health benefits of an active lifestyle that she became a health writer and last year her book Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health was published by Bloomsbury. She lives with her family in the Lune Valley and we caught up with her to find out more about her debut book.

How long did it take you to write it and find a publisher? I was really fortunate with finding a publisher. I had visions of being like J.K Rowling and being rejected numerous times but when I sent my proposal to Bloomsbury, they accepted it straight away. They could clearly appreciate the need that there was for a book like this. The actual writing of the book took me one year. I was doing this alongside my normal work, in the evenings, weekends and on any days off. With about four months to go I realised that in order to make the deadline and to produce a book I was really proud of, something had to give. I decided to take some time out of my GP work. I was then able to focus full time on making it the best it could be. I knew it was a wonderful opportunity that I really had to make the most of. After I had submitted it to the publishers, there was the process of editing it and gathering photos and illustrations, it took a further year before it hit the shelves.

When did you decide to write a book, is it something you’d always wanted to do? If I’m honest, English wasn’t my strongest subject at school, I think my teachers would be amazed that I’m now a published author! But when I look back, I realise I have always enjoyed writing. I wrote a diary everyday through my teenage years and in the days before email I was a prolific letter writer. I rediscovered this joy of writing about ten years ago. I had fallen in love with running and after an impulsive email to the editor of Women’s Running Magazine, I became a regular writer for them. From there I’ve been writing for many more magazines and websites and started my own health and fitness blog. It was a natural progression to put all the knowledge I’ve gained through my work as a GP and my love of exercise into a book.

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You mentioned that there was a need for the book. What is it about the book that is different and makes it so important? I’d realised during my years answering health questions through my writing work and from time as a GP, that

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There was nowhere for normal, everyday women to turn for sensible, practical advice about the things that were stopping them exercising. Sorted was published last year, what response have you had?

something was missing. There was nowhere for normal, everyday women to turn for sensible, practical advice about the things that were stopping them exercising. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that leading an active life reduces your risk of many major diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. I’d experienced for myself the benefits of getting fit, it had improved my life in so many ways, particularly my mental health; the power that exercise has to lift your mood and ease stress can’t be underestimated. But, I had also become very aware that it isn’t always easy to lead an active life, especially if you have previously been inactive. Issues crop up that can be game changers and stop even the most determined person in their tracks. Many of these were women’s health problems and many were just plain embarrassing. Women really needed somewhere they could get no nonsense, sound, evidence-based advice on how to overcome common barriers. They also needed tips on what they could try at home, when to see their doctor and a good blast of inspiration from other women who had encountered and overcome the same problems. There was nothing like this on the market. Sorted covers topics from pregnancy to piles, menopause to motivation and breasts to bladder leaks. There’s also a chapter on long term health conditions such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes to really try and reassure everyone that no matter what your barrier is, there are solutions and anything that you can do to make your day more active will improve your health.

I was proud that very quickly, Sorted got to the Number 1 Best Seller position in two categories on Amazon. What has given me the most pleasure however is the feedback I have had from individual women. I’ve had endless messages and emails telling me how much people are learning from it and enjoying it too, how they have found solutions and inspiration from its content. Comments about how it’s the kind of book every woman should have on her shelf to turn to time and time again, have made my heart sing. That’s what I wanted to write, a book that’s helpful, useful and practical. Unexpected high praise has come from fellow health care professionals telling me that they have increased their knowledge and found it very useful for conversations that they have with patients. I’ve glowed with pride when I’ve seen it reviewed and referred to in publications such as Top Sante, Health and Fitness and Women’s Fitness magazines. I’ll never get used to seeing it on the shelves in book shops. My kids have become dab hands at quickly rearranging the shelves to put my book facing outwards! So, what’s next for you? Is there another book on the way? Writing and publishing a book is a bit like giving birth! It was so much incredible hard work for myself and my family to produce this that I think we all need a little time for the memory to fade a bit before Sorted has a sibling! Never say never though. I am however continuing my writing, my blog drjulietmcgrattan.com is growing rapidly and I love being able to share my stories, tips and ideas in my little space on the internet. I’ve moved away from General Practice to follow my passion for helping people find health and wellbeing through being active. I’m writing, teaching, public speaking and have set up a social enterprise to help women find their running feet in supportive, noncompetitive running clubs. I’m busier than ever, more active than ever and happier than ever. I really hope that you enjoy my book and that it will inspire and guide you to make positive changes in your life. Whatever your barrier to activity, get sorted!

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SUPPORTING THOSE LIVING WITH SIGHT LOSS Living with sight loss can be challenging, but Galloway’s, situated in the heart of Morecambe, is there to make sure people can face the future with hope and confidence. Galloway’s provides support through any stage of sight loss. This can be in the form of emotional support at the point of diagnosis, practical support through equipment and low vision aids Regaining confidence and independence through peer support groups, day trips, outdoor pursuits, holidays and much more. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, a Galloway’s ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) is based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and supports people visiting the Eye Clinic to understand any diagnosis or information they have received from the Ophthalmologist. All too often, people are told that there is nothing more that can be done for their sight and left feeling frightened, anxious and unsure of what to do next. Galloway’s is there to help people understand the next steps and to offer emotional and practical support to help individuals, and their families, come to terms with any diagnosis. When sight cannot be improved by medical treatment or ordinary spectacles, a Galloway’s Low Vision Assessment can help by helping you make the most of the vision that a person does have left. This can be achieved by exploring the use of magnifiers or improved lighting and techniques to make the most of poor vision. This service is funded by the NHS and any aids prescribed are on a long-term loan basis. Aside from practical support, Galloway’s offers a range of social activities, aimed at reducing isolation within the visually impaired community and helping people regain confidence that is all too often lost when sight deteriorates. This includes an outdoor pursuits programme, a talking newspaper service, a befriending service, 1-1 support with assistive technology, social groups and much more. Galloway’s services are mainly free at the point of access and the charity supports over 7,000 people

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MORECAMBE BAY WALK 4-5 AUGUST Come and join us for the The Morecambe Bay Walk, led by Queen’s Guide to the sands Cedric Robinson MBE. every year. To continue its work, Galloway’s must raise over £1million this year alone. To help achieve this ambitious target, a range of fundraising activities are arranged throughout the year. The charity’s flagship event, the Morecambe Bay Walk, led by Queen’s Guide to the sands - Cedric Robinson MBE, is taking place on the 4th and 5th August. Over the years, this event has raised over £500,000 for local people living with sight loss and is something the whole family can enjoy. Starting in the picturesque village of Arnside and finishing in the quaint village on Kents Bank, taking in phenomenal views and iconic landmarks along the way, it really is a bucket list event. You can sign up through the Galloway’s website. The charity is currently looking for people in the community to help raise the profile of Galloway’s by holding their own event in support of the charity. This can be anything from a coffee morning, a bake sale or a pub quiz. The fundraising team is on hand to offer support, guidance and encouragement so that you have all the tools to really make a difference to Galloway’s vital work. If you would like any more information about how to access Galloway’s services, sign up for the Morecambe Bay Walk or request more information about holding your own event, then please call 01772 744148 or email enquiries@galloways.org.uk

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HEALTH CARE

TAKING CARE

OF YOUR TEETH Bay Dental in Lancaster believe that prevention is better than a cure. As a result they practice non-invasive, preventative dentistry as far as possible, so what can you do to look after your teeth preventing tooth decay and gum problems?

DON’T FORGET YOUR CHECK UPS!

What is periodontal disease?

Regular dental examinations (ideally every six months) are very important and help you to maintain a healthy mouth. The process allows the dentist to check for early signs of dental problems, such as decay or gum disease, and therefore take measures to prevent the problems from becoming serious. This could save a lot of pain, time and money!

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.

Most importantly we always perform a mouth cancer check.

What causes periodontal disease?

PROTECT YOUR TEETH Fissure sealants are ‘plastic’ colourless or white protective liquids, which are painted onto the biting surfaces of the back teeth. They are then hardened by the application of a concentrated beam of intense blue light. They are permanent and remain in place for many years. Why do I need fissure sealants? Fissure sealants provide a very effective means of preventing tooth decay. They are usually placed in the adult molar teeth soon after they present themselves in the mouth. The first molar teeth come through at about six years of age and are fissure sealed soon thereafter. The second molar teeth present at twelve years of age and are subsequently fissure sealed. Other teeth can also be fissure sealed, especially in cases where tooth decay is likely to occur rapidly. DON’T IGNORE THE WARNING SIGNS Although periodontal disease is often silent until the advanced stages, warning signs can include bleeding gums when brushing, red, swollen and tender gums. Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, or bad breath.

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Studies have shown that tobacco use may be one of the most significant risk factors in the development and progression of periodontal disease. Other causes include genetics, puberty, pregnancy and menopause in women. Certain medications and diabetes are also known causes of periodontal disease. How is periodontal disease treated? Periodontal disease is most commonly treated by scaling and root planing, this is careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. In more severe cases of periodontal disease your dentist may suggest surgical treatment for the soft tissues around teeth which is unhealthy and cannot be repaired. KEEP YOUR TEETH AND GUMS CLEAN Did you know that nearly half the surface of your tooth lies between each tooth, so if you’re solely relying on brushing you’re not cleaning a large portion of your teeth, which in turn can affect how healthy your teeth and gums are. By removing the plaque from between your teeth, you’re helping to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and halitosis, otherwise known as “bad breath”. CHANGE YOUR BRUSH REGULARLY In same way we change our dishcloth regularly, to prevent a buildup of bacteria and ensure are dishes are sparkly clean, it is important to change your tooth brush regularly, also, if your brush gets frayed, then the bristles will not be able to reach to those hard spots where plaque likes to build.

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B ay D ental A family practice since 1925

Here at Bay Dental, we believe that good oral health is imperative in ensuring your teeth remain healthy and strong. A set of pearly whites can enhance your self-confidence and esteem. Why not come and visit us, for information and advice on how we can help you achieve your own pearly white smile! OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK INCLUDING LATE EVENINGS & WEEKENDS Monday 8.30am to 5.00pm Tuesday 8.30am to 5.00pm Wednesday 8.30am to 5.00pm Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm Thursday Evening 5.00pm to 8.00pm (by appointment only) Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm Saturday Morning 8.45am to 12.50pm (by appointment only)

We are now accepting new patients, please call our friendly team to arrange an appointment on 01524 32639

BAY DENTAL PARTNERSHIP, 6 NEW STREET, LANCASTER, LA1 1EG

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You Care, We Care

If you are a carer and provide support to an adult, child, family member or a disabled person then we have an array of carers options available to you.

Option A

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Carers can assist less able or vulnerable members utilising the club at all times, free of charge. The carer must be with the client for the entire duration of the visit.

Carers are entitled to a 40% discount on standard memberships if wishing to use the facilities for themselves outside of carer responsibilities as listed in Option A.

Carers are welcome to enter classes, pool areas, changing rooms (same sex) and the main gym floor area, either to supervise or assist the client if necessary.

Alternatively a client can purchase a membership and assign this to multiple carers. In this case the membership is only to be used whilst assisting the client.

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LOCAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

HAPPINESS WALK 9TH JUNE Learn how to be happy through meditation and enjoy an inspiring walk along Morecambe Promenade and the Lancaster Canal. FINDING HAPPINESS We all want to be happy and put a lot of effort into finding happiness from our activities but often we end up being disappointed, or the happiness we do experience is short-lived and it is not long before we are again experiencing unpleasant feelings. This very special event offers the opportunity to learn how to find real long-lasting happiness through cultivating positive, happy minds through meditation. HOW TO BE HAPPY: MEDITATION CLASSES Gen Kelsang Dema who is the resident teacher at Chenrezig Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Lancaster will teach three different meditation classes during the day. In these she will teach how to be happy through the way we view ourselves, the world and other people. The first meditation class will be at Heysham Library at 10-10.30am then at the Galloway’s for the Blind cafe, Brew Me Sunshine, in Morecambe 1-1.45pm and finally at Chenrezig KBC, 93,King St, Lancaster at 7.308.15pm. THE WALK These classes will be inter-linked by a walk from Heysham to Hest Bank along Morecambe promenade returning to Chenrezig Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Lancaster along the Lancaster canal. The idea of linking the classes with a walk is to have an enjoyable time talking to other people who share an interest in meditation and to put into practice what we learn in the classes. During the walk there will be plenty of time to chat with Dema about mindfulness, meditation and Buddha’s teachings. You can also find out from others how meditation has helped them to reduce stress, anxiety and unpleasant feelings, and brought happiness and meaning into their life.

The walk has been planned so that it is very accessible for people and people can walk for however long they wish and then return to their starting point by public transport. You can join the walk at Heysham Library, Brew me Sunshine in Morecambe, or at the Shore Cafe at Hest Bank. A CHALLENGE Gen Kelsang Dema is collecting sponsors for her to complete this walking challenge. The money raised will help to maintain Chenrezig KBC so that the centre can continue to provide meditation classes and workshops helping people to solve their problems and find inner peace and happiness from within. In this way the centre is contributing to development of World Peace: ‘Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.’ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche You can attend the classes without participating in the walk. Payment on the door £2/class or £5 for all 3. It is essential to book a place at the classes in advance as spaces are limited. Email: meditationinlancaster@gmail.com See www.meditationinlancaster.org for more details about this event or to sponsor Dema. Chenrezig KBC is a registered charity:1104858

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BRYONY’S GREAT SWIMMING CHALLENGE

PLEASE SPONSOR BRYONY

Local businesses have been rallying around to support 19 year old Bryony Simssen who will take part in the Great North Swim in June, swimming 1 mile in open water, raising money for St John’s Hospice. Bryony, who has Down Syndrome, has recently undertaken a couple of sponsored walks in and around her home town, Morecambe. This year however, she has really pushed herself to take on her biggest challenge yet, The Great North Swim at Brockhole, Lake Windermere on 9th June. Bryony’s mum, Theresa, is so proud of her daughter’s determination and desire to help a local charity close to their hearts, “My father died at St John’s in 1995 and they also cared for two of my aunts before they died. It really is a very special place. Although Bryony never knew her grandfather, she knows the great work the hospice do, and is always talking about how she might fund raise for them. Her sponsored walks in the past have all been her own idea, and so too has the swim. She is a very determined young woman when she puts her mind to it and I couldn’t be more proud of the way she has given herself to this challenge. She has already swum half a mile indoors, and she is excited to keep pushing so she is ready for the full mile in June. Thankfully, her brother Rupert and his girlfriend Lauren will be coming up from London to swim with her on the day; I’m terrified of the water myself so I’m no use to her at all!”

THE RUNNERS CENTRE

When Theresa and Bryony contacted the hospice to inform them of the challenge, Community Fund raiser Lisa Morgan managed to secure some great support from Ian Bailey at The Runner’s Centre in Lancaster and from Ceri Smith, Swimming Coach from The Aquatic Body. Lisa said, “As soon as I spoke to Bryony and her Mum about the swim, I knew there would be so many people wanting to help Bryony along the way. Ian has kindly given Bryony a top of the range wetsuit to keep and Ceri is giving her some open water swimming lessons to get her ready! Ceri has even offered to swim with her on the day. Both Ian and Ceri aren’t charging a penny, they too were totally inspired and in awe of Bryony’s determination.” So, when asked why she wants to take on such a challenge, Bryony was typically stoic and understated, “It’s something different in life, isn’t it? The hospice is a local charity and it is important to my family, so I want to raise as much as I can. Thank you to Lisa, Ian and Ceri for their help too.” If you have been inspired by Bryony’s story, and would like to make a donation to support her efforts, you can do so here: www.give.everydayhero.com/uk/bryony-sgreat-north-swim

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LOCAL FOOD - MIDDLE HOLLY COTTAGE

AWARD WINNING

MARMALADE

GOLD WINNER

at Middle Holly Cottage

In a quiet corner of our area lies a secret, a rather tasty and tangy secret, award winning marmalade no less. Features Writer Rob Bullock discovers that Middle Holly Cottage, situated in on the edge of the Bowland hills is not only a beautifully welcoming B&B, and a high-quality tearoom, but the exclusive purveyors of some of the best preserves this side of Seville… Situated in some of the most-lovely scenery our area has to offer is Middle Holly Cottage a welcoming B&B owned and run by Andy and Gill Osborne. Just north of Garstang and 5 miles south of Lancaster, this beautiful and peaceful place to stay is ideally suited for those who want to explore, beach, city or mountains. But, why bother going very far? On the doorstep lies the Forest of Bowland with its unmatched hill walking, country pubs and eateries. VISITORS FROM FAR FLUNG COUNTRIES! Gill and Andy are open all year round and have four high quality bedrooms to choose from. The couple find that many guests cannot wait to return for another stay, even when they’re travelling from far distant countries. “We had some people staying recently who had come all the way from Australia,” says Gill. “We’ve also had people from Europe stay as well as visitors from Canada. One German family stayed with us umpteen times last year!” THE TEA ROOM Opening days are currently Thursday - Saturday from 11 am - 4.30 pm but why not book Middle Holly Cottage for your special event? They can provide Afternoon Tea for a maximum of 14 persons in their comfortable Dining Room and 18 in their delightful Garden Room. The Tea Room menu comprises Light Lunches sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, soup, omelettes, - all accompanied by a variety of salads according to what is in season, homemade coleslaw and Fiddlers delicious crisps.

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The speciality Middle Holly Classic Afternoon Tea is served between 1.30 - 3.30pm (please note that they need a minimum of 24 hour notice as they like to cater exactly to the needs of the customer). Classic Afternoon Tea is a real occasion, showcasing the variety of their homemade produce. Cakes for their Afternoon Teas are not just slices of cake from the cake cabinet, but a mixture of specially made mini cakes, meringues, tarts and desserts for the occasion. These vary from week to week according to what pops into Gill’s head, to what is in season and what she feels like baking! When you telephone to book you will be asked about preferred sandwich fillings, scone varieties and any dietary requirements. Attention to detail in meeting visitor’s needs is everything at Middle Holly Cottage. AWARD WINNING MARMALADE Exclusively available at the Middle Holly Cottage Tea Room are Gill’s award-winning marmalades which never disappoint. “I’d never made marmalade before,” explains Gill. “But three years ago I entered the Dalemain World Marmalade Championships in Penrith and got two bronzes. Last year I got a gold and two silvers and this two silvers and two bronzes.” THE DALEMAIN WORLD MARMALADE CHAMPIONSHIPS The Dalemain World Marmalade Championships are held in Penrith, Cumbria, each March just after the end of the Seville orange season. These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of

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preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. Although Gill entered her marmalades in the Hotel and B&B category the Homemade Awards can be entered by anyone, and there are categories from Children’s Marmalade to Merry (with alcohol), Campanologists, Any Citrus and many more, ensuring that no matter what kind of marmalade you make, there is a place you!

Middle Holly Cottage Traditional Tea Room and B&B

So does Gill have a secret recipe that she would never share with anyone? “No,” laughs Gill. “I just follow some traditional recipes from a number of very famous cookery books. But I might tweek them a little.” MARMALADE MAKING ADVICE? “Marmalade making is quite different to jam making, where you can throw all the ingredients in a pan, making marmalade is a much lengthier process. I would suggest you only make small batches. You need to measure your ingredients very accurately, make sure your marmalade gets to the right temperature and use solid pans!”

Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am - 4.30pm

Gill’s award-winning marmalade can only be bought at the Middle Holly Cottage Tea Room. Please visit www. middlehollycottage.co.uk for more information.

01524 792399 www.middlehollycottage.co.uk MIDDLE HOLLY, FORTON, PR3 1AH

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KENDALS PEOPLE’S CAFE Kendal People’s Café began in April 2017 with an aim of rescuing surplus food around the town which would otherwise end up in the bin. Volunteers now meet each week to cook the donated food into meals for the cafe each Saturday where people can come and enjoy a hot meal, friendly conversation and company, paying only what they can afford.

Aims: to rescue unwanted food which has reached it’s best before date but is still edible and process into cooked meals or ingredients which are either frozen or packaged on the day. Meals are then distributed via the cafe or delivered by volunteers to individuals, groups or families who need fresh, healthy food but are unable to access or pay for it. All food is provided on a “pay as you can” basis, any donations the cafe receives go directly back into the project to pay rent for the kitchen or for equipment. Who we collect from: so far the main suppliers are Booths, Tesco, McClures, Parsons and Watson Woollard Butchers. Some small businesses in the town such as Moon restaurant, Waterside cafe, Comida, Joshua Tree and More Bakery will contact us at the end of a working day to donate unwanted goods like bread, cakes and salads. Processing the main donations happens every Thursday evening when a group of 5 volunteers meet at the Foyer to clean, peel, chop and cook their way through on average 15kg of fresh fruit and veg. The main job is stopping the food spoiling any further so we sort into three categories, foods that are immediately going off, foods that we can make up mixed bags for people to take away with them and food that can go to Manna House for them to cook over the next week.

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All food is provided on a “pay as you can” basis, any donations the cafe receives go directly back into the project to pay rent for the kitchen or for equipment.

McClures save damaged tinned goods, torn bags of flour and other dried goods sometimes in bulk which means we can split and share with others. We aim to make 3 main dishes for the Saturday cafe each Thursday, one meat using off cuts from the butchers, one vegan and one vegetarian or fish. So far this year this has been easy due to a bulk donation of meat and fish on Christmas Eve from Aldi, all of which would have ended up in the bin. Volunteer Wendi very successfully diverts all our peelings, meat off cuts, cooked waste etc to her compost and digester so there is little waste other than all the supermarket plastic packaging at the end of the day. We use bagasse or sugar cane containers to package portions of meals to deliver to places such as the hostels and charities around town. We are currently discussing future events with the council for World Health Day to promote ideas around preventing food waste at home, plus Tim Farron has asked us to link up to deal with food poverty locally. Other aims are to provide a food club for families during school holidays and provide basic cooking skills workshops to bridge a gap in much needed education on healthy eating and breaking the “takeaway culture”. Future plans include a community fridge and an online app to help businesses alert charities when they have surplus food available to collect. www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ kendalzerofoodwaste

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A variety of sausages, burgers, steaks and kebabs

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Hornby Butchers Famous for our high quality local meats and award winning sausages. Taste the difference.

70 Main Street, Hornby, Lancaster 015242 21248 LA2 8JT www.hornbybutchers.co.uk

UNICORN CAKE & COOKIEs Decorating Workshop Sat 2nd June 11 till 12.30 Sun 3rd June 11 till 12.30 Fri 15 June 4 till 5.30 Sat 16 June 11 till 12.30 Fri 22 June 4 till 5.30 Sat 23 June 11 till 12.30 Fri 29 June 4 till 5.30 Fri 6 July 4 till 5.30

Sat 7 July 11 till 12.30 Fri 13 July 4 till 5.30 Sat 14 July 11 till 12.30 Fri 20 July 4 till 5.30 Sat 21 July 11 till 12.30 Fri 27 July 4 till 5.30 Sat 28 July 11 till 12.30 £15 per person - Booking Essential

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Blue Moon Restaurant is a refreshingly, modern Thai restaurant located in Lancaster OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 12NOON - 3PM & 6PM - 11PM

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.

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


FOOD & DRINK - RECIPE

CREAMY LANCASHIRE & TOMATO TART

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Serves 4-6 150g Stephensons Free Range Creamy Lancashire cheese 500g puff pastry 175g mascarpone cheese (or full fat soft cheese) 3 eggs, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons Stephensons Free Range Milk 8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 20cm pie dish Cooking Method 1. Heat the oven to 180C fan, or 200C conventional. Grate the Creamy Lancashire and set aside.

end, and then add the eggs to to mascarpone and mix well to combine.

2. Place the pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a circle about 35 cm in diameter and 3mm thick.

6. Add the Stephensons milk and cheese, season well with salt and pepper and pour into the pie dish.

3. Lightly flour the pie dish and place the pastry loosely inside, with the edges hanging over the sides.

7. Using your hands, gently roll the pastry border into the edge of the filling. Place the halved cherry tomatoes evenly on top of the cheese filling.

4. Place the mascarpone (or soft cheese) in a bowl and beat it lightly to soften.

8. Brush the pastry crust with the reserved egg and bake in the pre-heated oven for 40-50 minutes until browned, with a very slight ‘wobble’ in the centre.

5. Reserve a tablespoon of beaten egg to glaze at the

9. Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy hot or cold.

“ 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

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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


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

1966 Vintage Port & Lancashire Cheese Night

Friday 8th June 2018, 7.00pm The event includes: Lancashire Hot Pot Supper, Lancashire Cheese and port sampling from the famous Sandeman’s range.

Tickets for the event are £30.00 per person.

Wedding Reception Murder Mystery Evening

Saturday 14th July 2018, 7.00pm Its the wedding reception of Bertrum Wallace-Smythe and Zoe Matthews. Will these two very mismatched families get on - or will their dirty laundry be aired in public?

Tickets for the event are £35.00 per person.

Wednesday Steak Nights

Join us between 18:30 and 21:00 every Wednesday night to enjoy an 8oz ribeye, 1 side and half a bottle of wine. Booking is always advisable and can be booked by calling us on 01524 844822 or through the Bookatable app and adding STEAKNIGHT in the special request box.

£25.00 per person.

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

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BISCOFF CHEESECAKE - The dessert you won’t want to share

(Serves 4-6)

Ingredients Ingredients Crust: 250 g/8.8 oz Biscoff cookies 80 g/2.8 oz unsalted butter, melted Filling: ¼ cup (60 ml) water 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin 24 oz (680 g) cream cheese, at room temperature 1 ½ cups (170 g/6 oz) icing sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups (480ml) heavy cream Topping: 300 g/10.5 oz (about 1 cup) Biscoff cookie butter spread

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1. Make the crust: Place cookies in a food processor, and process until you have a mixture of finely ground and coarse crumbs. The coarse crumbs will give a delicious crunch to the cake. In a medium bowl combine the crumbs and melted butter and mix until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with your fingers to form an even layer. Place in the freezer or fridge to set while you make the cheesecake filling. 2. Make the filling: Place ¼ cup water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the surface in a single layer. Be sure not to pile it as that will prevent the crystals from dissolving properly. Let stand for 5-10 minutes to soften. 3. In a large bowl combine cream cheese and sugar, whisking well until combined and completely smooth. If the mixture is thick or grainy, beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in vanilla extract. Microwave gelatin for a few seconds, just until melted and syrupy (avoid heating it any more as that will ruin it). Add gelatin to the cheesecake batter and whisk mixture until combined. Set aside.

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4. Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk heavy cream until soft peaks form (they should hold their shape but have a soft texture). Using a spatula, gently fold half of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, then fold in the other half. 5. Pour filling into the pan and smooth the top. Cover pan with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours, or until completely set. 6. Make the topping: Place spread in a bowl and microwave for several seconds until melted. It should be like a thick liquid. Pour over the cheesecake (just make sure it’s not hot) and refrigerate until set. 7. Cheesecake can be left in the fridge for 3-4 days, but good luck leaving it alone for that long. Serve cold. If left for too long at room temperature it will get soft. Cheesecake can also be frozen, wrapped tight, for up to a month. To thaw, place overnight in the fridge. Recipe from prettysimplesweet.com


ROOF TOP GARDEN at The Wagon & Horses Owner of the Wagon & Horses in Lancaster tells us about his roof top garden. An inspiration for us all. No matter how small your garden, you can always grow some fresh herbs. Because nothing tastes better than home grown and freshly picked. Right alongside the River Lune in central Lancaster, the Wagon & Horses traditional pub serves real ales and mouth watering lunches & dinners. The shops of the city centre are just a 5-minute stroll along the river, and a picturesque cycling route passes by the building.

the pub, in 2013” Explains Paul. “We started the garden because we are passionate about locally sourced products, and herbs and salad are often the hardest to find, so I grow them myself for 6 months of the year”

Wagon & Horses has a covered and heated courtyard, where you can sit outside in peace. The gastro pub serves home-cooked food made from local ingredients, so local infact that some are grown on the roof top garden!

“We tend to stick to the same herbs each year which comprises the following: Rosemary, Chives, English sage, English thyme, Curly & flat leaf parsley, common oregano, coriander, garden mint (mint spear), apple mint and chervil. Salads items are normally: Spring onions, radish, lettuce (cos & butterhead) and courgettes”

Owner Paul and Sharon are very proud of the food they serve and quite rightly so. “I started growing salad and herbs on our roof top garden in our first year running

I look after the plants and the chef’s cut them as required, our front of house team search for jars! I just wish I had a vegetable garden attached to the Wagon.”

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LOCAL GALLERY - EXHIBITION

“UPCYCLE – RECYCLE”

AN ECO-FRIENDLY GALLERY EXHIBITION @ ARTERIA “We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?” (Anonymous – origin unknown)

Over time we have been a less than respectful tenant of our shared space. There is, however, a collective consciousness to do more now to protect and restore. The impact of consumerism, manufacture and packaging on our environment is a necessary hot topic in the press and in our day to day dialogue. As a commercial retailer and Gallery space we hear the thoughts from both suppliers and customers and in turn observe a concerted effort being made to produce with a conscience and to purchase mindfully. We have a duty of care to the planet wherever we place ourselves within the consumer chain. It has certainly had an impact on our sourcing practice. Over the last 13 years of trading we have observed a shift in supplier ethos from the production processes and materials used, through to the end products created that hope to negate the sale of “one use” items. It has bestowed a sense of optimism that, although there is still a way to go, there is nevertheless, that all important shift. There is evidence of how such a shift in environmental awareness has impacted on the high street with truly inspirational results. Notably “ReTuna Aterbruksgalleria” in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna is one such pioneering venture. It is the world’s first recycling shopping mall that specialises in repaired, recycled and up cycled goods. The concept was borne out of the local authority’s strategy to meet its European Union Waste Management requirements. If rolled out to other cities, it would be a worthy use of empty shop space providing a commercial platform for those facilitating the creative re-design and re-birth of a multitude of then re-sellable items.

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The exhibition at Arteria with Gallery 23 runs from 17th May through to 6th October 2018.

Putting green initiatives in to practice is certainly palpable within the artistic and handmade sector. Statements of environmentalism, use of sustainable materials and the creation of something new from the used are all ways in which creative practitioners are expressing their allegiance. It is an ideology that we wanted to be the focus of our latest Gallery exhibition. UPCYCLE – RECYCLE is a showcase celebrating art, design and craft that is created with conscience. The exhibits are the works of predominantly local and national artists and makers. It features wall art, plinth work, textile and gift all of which is handmade with the environment front of mind. The mix is eclectic and will be indicative of how refined and desirable up cycled and recycled creation can be. The ethos is being carried through to the marketing of the event. The invitation to the show is being sent digitally and those who are on the postal mailing list will receive a postcard to eliminate the use of an envelope. The card itself is 100% recycled and manufactured with wind power and the font used for the exhibition is an “eco-font” which only uses half the ink. You can find out more by contacting the Gallery on 01524 61111 or emailing info@arteriashop.co.uk The store and Gallery can be found at 23 Brock Street, Lancaster and regular updates about the show can be viewed on facebook, twitter, instagram and on the website www.arteriashop.co.uk

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YOUR SPECIAL WEDDING THE MILL AT CONDER GREEN

Attention to detail, meeting all the needs of the happy couple and all set in one of the most stunning locations in our area, The Mill at Conder Green is the perfect place to make your wedding super special.

The perfect location The Mill at Conder Green lies on a coastal plain of grassy fields next to the Lancaster canal, overlooking Morecambe Bay and framed by a distant backdrop of Lakeland and Bowland fells making this the idyllic location the perfect place for your wedding. “The location is pretty special,” says Liz from The Mill. “There are lots of really excellent photo opportunities for the happy couple to get some very memorable photographs.”

Versatile space The Mill is a converted mill building which while offering all the modern convenience you would expect from venue such as this has some unique features that set it apart from others.

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We offer a really versatile space that can seat between fifty and one hundred and twenty wedding guests “Outside we’ve still got the original Mill Race where the water wheel would have been. The Mill is a stunningly original venue but inside we offer a really versatile space that can seat between fifty and one hundred and twenty wedding guests. We can even do civil partnerships which happy couples can have from 12 noon onwards,” explained Liz.

Outstanding menu With its three restaurants and well trained, creative culinary team The Mill can cater for any dietary requirement and offers some of the most creative, delicious food in the area. Many ingredients are as fresh as can be, being sourced as locally as possible.

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Luxurious bedrooms With twenty-one luxurious rooms to choose from The Mill can accommodate around fifty guests. The bedrooms are large, elegantly styled with stunning views, and all are well appointed and comfortable. The Bridal Suite in particular has that touch of class that can make a wedding something truly memorable. “The Bridal Suite, which is available with wedding packages, is truly beautiful,” says Liz. “It has a Super KingSized Bed and a lovely roll top bath.”

Made to measure wedding packages Nothing is too much trouble for the team at The Mill. Whatever the happy couple want to make their special day truly memorable The Mill can accommodate; “Whether it be a bouncy castle or ‘hook a duck’ we can make it happen for the happy couple.”

July Wedding Fair To help prospective clients get a feel for what is possible at The Mill they host a popular twice yearly wedding fair. July 1st 2018 is the date when couples looking for a special venue for their special occasion can see what is on offer. “Anyone can come along,” explains Liz. “They can have a look around the wedding venue, take a look at the bedrooms, chat with us about their special requirements or requests. But there will also be lots of stalls here. There will be photographers, cake makers, boutiques, literally everything a couple could want to make their big day extra special.” The Mill is at Thurnham Mill Lane, Conder Green, Lancaster LA2 0BD. Please visit www. themillatcondergreen.co.uk or call their expert team on 01524 752852.

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SUNDAY 1ST JULY Everything you need for your wedding, all under one roof. Our old converted Mill exudes charm and offers up the perfect venue for your countryside wedding. Refurbished in a modern country house style, the Mill is nestled on the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster Canal towpath with a pack horse bridge and the Bowland fells providing a beautiful and stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. Our dedicated suite seats up-to 100 guests for your wedding breakfast and accommodates 120 evening guests. Come along to our wedding fair on 1st July and meet a huge variety of wedding suppliers.

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LANCASHIRE’S SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN As Lancashire’s only school purely dedicated to deaf children Royal Cross Primary School is a truly special place to learn. With communication as the key to its continuing success Features Writer Rob Bullock discovers what makes it such a special place. AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL

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Royal Cross Primary School in Preston is an outstanding school, and that’s official. In its most recent OFSTED inspection, the school which is exclusively for deaf children scored an impressive ‘outstanding’ for every single category, (Leadership and management, Behaviour and safety of pupils, Quality of teaching, Achievement of pupils and Early Years provision). Primary schools do not get any better than this.

At Royal Cross Primary School pupils are happy and confident because the supportive environment that meets their communication needs, so they are able to make great strides in their personal and social development. This support even covers days out of school, which are important to producing well rounded individuals, as pupils say they feel very safe in school and on trips out.

But what makes Royal Cross such an outstanding place to learn? Simple. OFSTED says that ‘Royal Cross is a school where pupils and staff share a love of learning and pupils achieve outstandingly well. All the brilliant staff at the primary school have a total commitment to ensuring that every pupil has an equal opportunity to succeed, and progress whatever their needs and background’.

A visit to the impressive Royal Cross Primary School will quickly tell any visitor that OFSTED didn’t just catch the school on a good day, every day is a good day! As you walk around the school you will notice that there really is a positive energy not reserved for OFSTED inspections, around the corridors and in the classrooms where teachers and the children interact in a way not normally found in most schools.

Royal Cross Primary School has a long and interesting history. It was founded on a desire to do good and spread happiness. Mary Cross, a kind-hearted daughter of a local Lancashire farmer, established the school originally at Brockholes where it was a boarding school at Brockholes Brow. So impressive was the school that it was even visited by Queen Victoria during her Diamond Jubilee who allowed it to append the word ‘royal’ to the name. It moved to its present site in 1990.

The positive learning environment at Royal Cross is enhanced by the brilliant behaviour of the pupils. OFSTED reports that the pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. The stimulating curriculum at the school has the benefits of motivating the pupils to want to learn, and this helps them have excellent attitudes to their learning.

Royal Cross Primary school has a bigger catchment area than most other primary schools - they take children from all over Lancashire. And because they have such a dedicated and well trained team at the school, all children are welcomed and are bound to progress.

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A LAST WORD FROM THE HEAD “We believe ‘communication is the key’ to success and everything we do is geared towards developing language and communication skills,” says Head Teacher Bev Hennefer. “Our approaches are tailored to individual needs with signing and speech used in whatever combination works best for each child.” “Emotional wellbeing is a key area at Royal Cross and priority is given to nurturing our children’s personal development and welfare. We know that happy, healthy and safe children get the most out of school.” Please see www.royalcross.lancs.sch. uk for more details of this outstanding school or call Beverley Hennefer on Tel: 01772 729705

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LOCAL ACTIVITIES

THE PLACE TO BE IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre If you are looking for ideas of what to do as a family during the school holidays, look no further than Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster which offers an exciting range of indoor and outdoor activities for you to enjoy, without breaking the bank or even leaving the district! A new multi-million pound refurbishment (completed in October 2017) has seen Salt Ayre be re-invented from its former more traditional sports centre roots; with Xheight indoor climbing, Energy indoor soft play, the impressive Gravity outside thrill tower and (something for the adults) Tranquil Spa and Beauty. XHeight indoor climbing is the ultimate climbing challenge, made up of 18 exhilarating panels in a range of themes, including Fireman’s Rescue, The Race and Galaxia. Suitable for all of the family (5 years+*), XHeight provides an exciting introduction to climbing as well as a healthy workout. Energy indoor soft play is the latest (and most exciting) indoor soft play to arrive in the Lancaster district. Suitable for children aged 0 – 12 years+ there is something for all ages, abilities and adventure levels, including a dedicated toddlers and babies session. The area also hosts special themed events and offers during school holidays. Gravity outdoor thrill tower is the first in Europe! This magnificent structure is not for the faint hearted with six possible descent options including zip line and free fall. Are you brave enough to jump from the 19.5m apex, ‘The Drop’? Suitable for all of the family (7 years+*), Gravity is the ultimate extreme outdoor attraction in the Lancaster district. Tranquil Spa & Beauty 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 leading brands such as Elemis and Ishga. Indulge yourself with a therapist led treatment or at The Nail Bar, and embark on the Thermal

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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. Aside from these exciting new attractions, Salt Ayre still boasts a 33m indoor swimming pool (with slide!), outdoor athletics and cycle tracks, café serving hot and cold home cooked food and drinks daily and a state of the art fitness offer across a 100 station gym, immersive cycle studio (first in the north of England), and specialist functional Training Zone. There really is something for everyone at Salt Ayre and promises a great family day out, whatever the weather! For more information visit Lancaster.gov.uk/saltayre or call 01524 847 540 *admittance criteria applies, see website for more information.

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Enjoy fantastic facilities for all of the family at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre! XHeight indoor climbing, Energy indoor soft play, Gravity Europe’s first outdoor flight tower, indoor heated swimming pool with slide, Refuel Cafe serving delicious food and much more!

26ft multi-level structure, up to 12 yrs (max 148cm high). £4 per child, under 1s free

Europe’s first outdoor flight tower! Test your nerve and leap from the 21m apex, The Drop.

18 exhilarating panels, 5 yrs +. Junior - £8, Adult £10

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Five reasons to GET YOUR KIDS

ACTIVE

Local GP, mother and runner, Dr Juliet McGrattan explains why it is so important to get our kids active, prying them away from their phones/ipads and TV’s. And you’ll get more than just health benefits! Television, tablets, phones, my children love their screens as much as anyone else’s. Getting them to turn off their devices and come out on a dog walk isn’t always an easy task. But once they’re out, they love it and don’t want to go back home but sometimes it does take a bit of effort, imagination and ‘motherly persuasion’. It would be much easier to just let them carry on sitting, transfixed and quiet but I know how important it is for kids to exercise. There are so many benefits and I’m not just talking about avoiding obesity. There are reasons that make exercise downright essential for our children and we have a duty as parents, carers, teachers and family members, to encourage them to be active.

For more inspiration, motivation and information to help keep you active and healthy go to www. drjulietmcgrattan.com

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SPORT THEY’LL SLEEP WELL

Here are five reasons to make you realise it is definitely worth the effort: IT’S VITAL FOR THEIR BONE HEALTH

Children’s brains are often referred to as sponges; they soak up information all the time. New experiences in daily life as well as formal teaching in school lessons all expose the brain to an overload of messages that it has to process. The body’s muscles and joints all need time overnight to repair and strengthen after the day’s activities. Regular daily exercise, particularly vigorous exercise, is thought to help kids sleep better. A study of 500 children in New Zealand in 2009 found that children took an average of 26 minutes to fall asleep. They fell asleep about six minutes faster for every hour of vigorous activity that they did. For every hour they’d been sitting, it took them three minutes longer to get to sleep. Interestingly several studies have found that active children don’t sleep longer, some found the reverse, that active children sleep for less time than inactive ones, but they may sleep better and feel more refreshed the next day. IT’S FUN!

Our peak bone mass is the strongest our bones are ever going to be. We reach this when we’re around 30 years old but 90 per cent is achieved by the age of 18 to 20. Activity helps to strengthen bones. Weight bearing exercise when bones are under direct impact and resistance exercise where the tendons tug on the bone, will both help to stimulate bone thickening. If early and teenage years are spent sitting and being inactive then children are missing out on this vital time for bone formation. They can’t simply catch up on this when they’re adults.

So far the reasons for getting your kids active have all sounded a bit scientific; bone mass, academic performance and information processing. Well, the truth is that being active is fun! If we want our children to develop healthy habits for life then those habits have to be something rewarding. It doesn’t matter what it is. When they love and enjoy, it, when it makes them laugh and smile, when they want to do it again, then who cares about the science; they certainly don’t! Life is for living and there’s so much fun to be had through being active.

THEY’LL DO BETTER AT SCHOOL

GET ACTIVE IDEAS

This point really is a no-brainer! Children that regularly participate in physical activity will learn better and faster. They’re more able to concentrate, solve problems and their behaviour is better too. Essentially being active helps their brains work more effectively. These benefits not only happen straight after exercise but in the longer term too. We all want the best for our children, helping them to fulfil their potential should be our aim.

RUNNING - SWIMMING - TENNIS - CLIMBING FOOTBALL - SKATEBOARDING - ROLLERSKATING MARTIAL ARTS - ORIENTEERING - HOCKEY PLAYING GAMES ON THE BEACH - TREE CLIMBING

IT GIVES THEM A HEALTHY COPING MECHANISM There are so many pressures on children these days. What with homework, exams, friendship issues and a good dollop of peer pressure, the expectations on them are high. It’s so important to develop strategies that help them cope, not only now but in years to come when adult responsibilities and stressors kick in. Exercise is perfect for this. The time-out and distraction offered by exercise along with the surge of endorphins (the body’s own ‘happy hormones’) will lift their mood, give them a sense of wellbeing and help them relax.

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11AM – 4PM

a DINOmite day of fun!

FRIDAY 1ST JUNE 2018 LANCASTER CITY CENTRE

Rex, the T-Rex is back…

And this time, he’s bringing his friends! Back by enoROARmous demand!

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LOCAL EVENTS - DINO DAY

A ROAR-SOME DAY OF FUN RETURNS TO LANCASTER

FRI 1ST JUNE

Here it is, the moment that all you dinosaur lovers, and those of you with children, have been waiting for, Dino-Day returns to Lancaster for round two!

Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) are proud to announce that Rex the T-Rex is back, and this time…. He’s bringing his friends! Due to the enoROARmous demand Dino-Day II will return on Friday 1st June, when dinosaurs will descend on Lancaster city centre. Last year, Dino-Day was a huge success and the first event of its kind to come to Lancaster city centre. The event attracted visitors from across The Bay and beyond, including visitors from Kendal, Leyland, Cumbria, Blackpool, Windermere and even Manchester! WHY DINOSAURS? One day Lancaster BID Manager, Rachael Wilkinson, was on the way to a meeting when she walked past the Sir Richard Owen plaque on Thurnham Street and started to read about Sir Richard Owen. For those of you who don’t know, Sir Richard Owen was the man who coined the word ‘dinosaur’ and he was born right here in Lancaster! From that moment on, the idea of bringing dinosaurs into Lancaster had been set in motion, and from it came Dino-Day. WHAT’S TAKING PLACE? The star of the show is of course Rex, the life-like Tyrannosaurus Rex. Standing at over 6ft tall and with 50 piercing teeth, you won’t be able to miss this ‘king of the tyrant lizards’. But this year, you won’t just be able to see Rex, you can also catch a glimpse of Spike the Parasaurolophus. Spike and Rex will also be joined by baby dinosaurs and dinosaur egg hatching shows! There will be dinosaur arts and crafts, fossils and replicas, fairground rides, face painting, a dinosaur egg trail, a Sir Richard Owen Trail, Dino-dig and you can even see the Jurassic Park Jeep! SPECIAL THANKS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES We couldn’t put on the events we do without the help of the Lancaster businesses. Whether it’s giving

Last year the event attracted visitors from across The Bay and beyond, including visitors from Kendal, Leyland, Cumbria, Blackpool, Windermere and even Manchester! an event donation, sourcing raffle prizes or lending a helping hand on event days, it’s the businesses who make these events work in Lancaster. This year, a special thanks goes to The Lancaster Guardian, The Cumberland, TESCO bags of help and The Entertainer, who are partners of Dino-Day II. Craig Lowe, Events Coordinator at The Entertainer said: “It’s a great opportunity to partner up with Lancaster BID on events like this. At previous DinoDay events, our Lancaster store was nearly three times as busy as a typical Friday which shows how popular these are. As a family run business, we are very community focused and really enjoy being involved with events that provide a fun and exciting experience for children.” Dino-Day II will take place from 11am-4pm and will be in locations across the city, including Market Square, Lancaster Museum, Lancaster Library, The Maritime Museum, The Dukes Theatre and both shopping centres. So whether you are TRI-ceratopsing your luck at the Dino-Day raffle or DIP-lodocusing in to our Dino-dig, you and the family will be sure to have a DINOmite day! Psst… make sure you visit Lancaster VUE to watch Jurassic World Two, in cinemas on the 7th of June! SUMMER EVENTS NOT TO MISS: 1st June - Dino-Day 2, Lancaster City Centre 9-10th June - First World War Centenary, Lancaster Castle 15th June - LESS Market, Market Square 16th June - Guided Walks, Lancaster City Centre 16th June - Lancaster Fake Festival, Ryelands Park 23rd June - Jamie Knight, Marketgate Shopping Centre 27th June - Lancaster Race Series, Lancaster Castle

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LOCAL SPORT

SPLISH SPLASH IN INGLETON Ingleton outdoor pool is set in an idyllic riverside setting, with all modern amenities you would expect from a pool, hot showers fully equipped changing rooms hairdryers and of course the pool itself. Find out about the recent developments at the pool! Recent modernisation to Ingleton Pool has seen the addition of a sun patio to the top of the terraced seating, relaxing here on a perfect summer`s day leads you to imagine you are in the tropics rather than the Yorkshire Dales. No longer filled from the river, the pool water is chlorinated and heated to a luxurious 28 degrees, warm enough even in the ineveitable rain we occasionally experience during the summer months. There is a shop on site providing refreshments and snacks and selling swimming nappies, hiring out swimwear and towels for those who visit on impulse as they wander through Ingleton`s Park area. The pool opens for the season on Saturday 26th May and is open term time weekdays 4.30pm-7pm school holiday weekdays 2pm-4pm & 4.30pm-7pm and every weekend 10am-12pm. 2pm-4pm & 4.30pm -7pm. The pool is also available for private hire and hosts many birthday parties during the season, booking enquiries can be made by contacting 015242 41701 or email : jlis@hotmail.co.uk alternatively visit the website www. ingletonpool.co.uk The pool is managed by a dedicated band of local community volunteers who are currently fundraising to provide a Splash Park adjacent to the pool providing an additional attraction to the village of Ingleton. The pool complex will then be an attraction truly to be enjoyed by all the family regardless of age or ability. During the pool modernisation of 1974, the shallow toddler play pool was lost and as such can affect the service we offer to those less able to swim or who have limited water confidence. 1 in 3 children leave primary school unable to swim a length and as swimming is a key life skill the splash park will encourage and develop children`s confidence in water by allowing them to play and learn in a safe and secure environment. The splash zone, inspired by nature, designed for fun, will have a learning and countryside theme to mirror the surrounding area, attracting and entertaining younger children including full access for the disabled in a purpose built facility. The pool is already a strong tourist attraction for Ingleton and the splash park will only enhance this offering to a wider audience.

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At present we have raised enough to start building at the end of this season and allowing us to install the pad itself and the surrounding footpaths and picnic areas. We are awaiting response from the Leader funding to establish whether we can also go ahead and order the fittings. If this is successful and extra funding is generated from other sources it is likely that this exciting facility could be ready to open in May 2019. Watch this space!! Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Jayne on 015242 41701 email jlis@hotmail.co.uk or Walter on 015242 41979 email wtooby@tiscali.co.uk

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We promise you an exciting and entertaining week, whether you are experienced or not. This year’s Summer School will be great fun and will help you engage with other students to deliver a first class and polished performance. Contact the Lancaster Grand Theatre to book for an action packed week. £125 1st child - £110 2nd child Friday’s performance at 7pm FREE to family/ friends.

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LOCAL GROUPS

UKULELE ANARCHY IN GARSTANG Playing the ukulele has become so popular, it’s almost a mass movement. In the last 10 years or so ukulele groups have been springing up everywhere and north Lancashire is no exception. There are several groups in the area including the Garstang Ukulele.

having five songbooks, each with 60 songs – we haven’t learned them all yet and some we’ve forgotten, but we know most!

We got started in the autumn of 2015 after the Gillow Ukuleleans from Lancaster ran a workshop in Garstang. We started with about a dozen people and quickly grew to over thirty and steadily since to over forty.

Are Ukuleles easy to play?

Who is in the group? Most of our players are retired and we have a mix of complete newcomers to music and others who have sung in choirs or played a variety of string, wind and percussion instruments. One chord at a time we have progressed to regularly performing for community groups and to

The ukulele is much easier to learn than a guitar, 4 strings instead of 6, making it simpler to remember the shapes of chords. It is tuned higher than a guitar (+5 semitones) and it also has its 4th string an octave higher, giving it that familiar happy sound. They are of course small instruments, and this means they have quite little sustain, but in turn that makes it possible for 30 or 40

people to play together and for the overall sound to be pleasing. Ukulele groups often play the same songs, but they do vary a bit in character. Some, particularly the smaller groups are quite cleverly orchestrated, while others are more of a free for all. Who can join the group? Garstang is a large group and we encourage all our members to join in regardless of their ability, though occasionally we play songs that require a solo or lead singer or instrumentalist. It is this sense of freedom and the group participation that appeals to our players, a kind of anarchy combined with a collaboration to play and sing together. www.garstangukulelegroup.co.uk

WHERE DID THE UKULELE ORIGINATE? The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century and from there spread internationally. The tone and volume of the instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone and are generally made from wood. More expensive ukuleles are made of solid hardwoods such as mahogany. The traditionally preferred wood for ukuleles is acacia koa.

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FRESHERS YOUNG ONSET CAFES Dementia campaigners opening a café in Lancaster for younger people with neurological conditions.

A man who thought his life was over when he was diagnosed with dementia in his fifties, is to open the latest café to support others in the same situation. Peter Lyttle will officially open the Freshers cafe at the Dukes Theatre on May 30 together with Dr Penny Foulds and Professor David Allsop from Lancaster University’s Defying Dementia campaign. The café offers a friendly, relaxed get-together, for people over the age of 40 with early onset neurological conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Disease, and their families and friends. Dr Foulds said: “Knowing that others really understand makes a difference, and this can grow into a support network. Each café provides a setting where people feel welcomed and valued.”

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Peter was diagnosed with vascular dementia at the age of 58, and after identifying the large number of younger people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, he set up the first Freshers Young Onset Café. He was first diagnosed after several incidents made him suspect he had a problem. He ordered some clothes online in the wrong size, showed up a week early to meet friends and went to the cashpoint without knowing what it was for. The diagnosis of vascular diagnosis shattered his life. “I just stood there on my own and felt there was nobody there to help me. I was scared, confused. I felt so bad and so down.”

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He was rescued by attending an Alzheimer’s café and he is now dedicated to helping others. “When someone comes to a group and feels safe and relaxed enough to speak for the first time in a long time, that’s just wonderful. Seeing their partner’s face light up when all a sudden the person they love starts to come to life again – that’s worth a million pounds to me.’ Dr Foulds said: “Younger people are more likely to still be working when they are diagnosed. Many will have significant financial commitments such as a mortgage. They often have children to care for and dependent parents too. www. fresherscafes.wixsite.com/youngonset

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BEST LOCAL DOG WALKS We all enjoy getting out and about into the lovely countryside for a walk, and so do our furry friends. Whether long or short, easy or strenuous, our area has some of the best walks in the country. Owner of five canines, Features Writer Rob Bullock has explored just a few… Getting out in the fresh air Like most dog walkers I have spent the past six months enduring walking my best friends through whatever challenges the weather and mother nature can throw at us. But now the days are longer, drier and, hopefully, sunnier why not explore a few new challenges for you and your doggies. I’ve tried just a few. TIPS FOR WALKING WITH YOUR DOG Let your dog sniff around for mental stimulation – it’s not just a route march for your best friend, he or she likes to take their time and discover who has been there before. Don’t use a retractable lead for dog walks – they’re ok for a sniff in the park but on a nice walk they can cause hazards for you and them. Always scoop the poop and bin them. Scooping without binning them is annoying for everyone.


LOCAL EVENTS - DINO DAY Please remember, there are no poop bag fairies coming out each night to collect full dog poop bags! Bring plenty of water for your dog. The best walks often have drinking points, but you can’t be too careful. Dogs can get dehydrated very quickly in the warmer weather. Make sure your dog has proper Identification. Be careful around farm animals. Sheep can get worried by dogs even when they are on a lead and cows can become dangerous around dogs. FOUR DELIGHTFUL DOG WALKS TO ENJOY WARTON CRAG This is a fantastic dog walk, my wife and I have walked our doggie friends up there many times for hours and still not explored anywhere near everywhere. You can either walk to the top of the crag or along the bottom through the forests. There are woodland areas to explore and plenty of different paths to take and there are some hills that can be tricky. There are some styles to climb over on certain routes, although many have gaps nearby for dogs to pass through. There can be cows on the lower route of the crag and horse riders do, amazingly, take their horses on the higher routes. There are bins for litter and dog waste. SETTLE TO FEIZOR AND BACK A favourite for many walkers this eight mile walk takes in the ancient and impressive Giggleswick Scar and some of the best views of the Dales and Bowland fells in the area. There is also a great café to pause at the half way point to have lunch or tea. This walk has everything. It starts with a pleasant riverside walk along the Ribble visiting Stainforth Force. It then crosses limestone moors before returning via Giggleswick Scar. There is only one steep hill but many stiles. So big, less mobile dogs might struggle but it is well worth a go. This walk is number 2603 on Walking Britain, where you will find all the details of the route. LANGDEN CASTLE This is a relatively easy four mile walk and lovely to enjoy with your dog. This is one of our favourite walks in Bowland as it takes you into the heart of the Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the scenery and wildlife are wonderful. The first section of the walk is on well-made tracks and is easy walking. The land is all owned by United Utilities and dogs must be kept on leads from March 1 to December 10 each year. Follow the tarmac track westwards through the avenue of trees. Go past the Water Board building and through the kissing gate. Keep to the track as the view ahead opens up to reveal the Langden Valley.

Go through a field gate and continue on the track to where it splits. The left-hand track, following the public right of way is fairly level and gives good views of the river environment and the upland oak woodland. The upper track is steep so take care. The tracks re-join, then continue to Langden Castle – which is unfortunately not a real castle. Then retrace your route back to the car park at Langden intake. GRIZEDALE FOREST Set in one of the most unspoilt parts of the country, Grizedale Forest, just three miles from the pretty village of Hawkshead has something for every walker, short easy to moderate walks, to challenging strenuous hikes. There are several car parks to start from depending on which route you choose and the routes are well marked out. A good starter is the Millwood Trail which starts and finishes at the visitor centre, which has a lovely picnic area and café. Walking under the ‘Go Ape’ canopy of wires you can meander through the trail and marvel at those brave souls nipping around on zip wires high above your head. There are numerous places to stop and admire the view and enjoy the peace and quiet but I would advise a mid-week visit, out of school holiday time to get the most out of your visit for you and your best friend. Details of these walks and many others can be found at www.walkingbritain.co.uk and www. forestry.gov.uk/grizedale so why not treat your best friend and enjoy a lovely walk in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, they are all just on our doorstep!

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LOCAL ART

MILNTHORPE ART EXHIBITION

MILNTHORPE

Art EXHIBITION

St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe, LA7 7QA | Thur - Sat 10am - 6.30pm | Sun 10am - 3pm

www.milnthorpe-artexhibition.co.uk Have you thought about having an art collection in your home? It is actually not as difficult or expensive to do as you may think. We have a number of long term clients who have bought original artworks from our exhibition and now have collections which provide a source of long lasting pleasure. Art can function on many levels. It can provide a primary focus to the room and can express a lot about the owner. Chosen wisely it can provide some investment potential. It can also provide a great source of personal pleasure because it has an emotional appeal or because it simply looks beautiful. If you have some art in your home it is

2nd -5th AUGUST

Even though it is now in it’s 29th year the Milnthorpe Art Exhibition could be described in modern terms as a “pop-up” event, held over 3 and a half days from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August (closes at 3pm.) Miss it and it’s gone. The whole of St Thomas’ Church is taken over and filled with over 600 exhibits by more than 200 artists. All the exhibits are well displayed and lit.

surprising how often your eyes are drawn to it repeatedly over the years. For the buying public, it is a very good opportunity to purchase fairly-priced, original art from accomplished artists with the knowledge that any commission goes to charity in the community. (St John’s Hospice, Lancaster this year) Prices of exhibits range from £30 to £1000. We suggest that you trust your taste but, to help you, we have a rigorous selection process and usually only about 50 per cent of paintings submitted are displayed for sale. As a result we have helped many artists to become recognised and valued. We also invite guest artists to the exhibition.

Our first guest artist, Christine Woodward says: “I love painting woodland and gardens. I am drawn to the patterns created by light and shade which I try to express through my use of vivid colour. I was thrilled to have one of my paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2017.” The painting shown is from her “Heligan Garden” series which will be in the exhibition. Our second artist is Kate Bentley Kate is a local artist based in the Lyth valley. She graduated from Sheffield in 1986 with a degree in Sculpture. She first studied and worked in theatre design before making the shift to painting. From 1999 she has been a full time painter. The example shown is from her narrative series of 2018. She says “Millais’s painting of Ophelia was my inspiration, analyzing why this image, so beguiling and beautiful, is ,when all said and done, depicting a scene of someone drowning. My intention was to retain the beauty whilst exploring these themes and as each painting developed I was motivated to explore other themes such as drifting,movement,distortion of image, suspension,peacefulness,textiles, pattern and costume.”

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LOCAL EXHIBITIONS

EXCITING NEW PROGRAMME

AT THE RUSKIN CENTRE

Ruskin Library’s new director, Sandra Kemp is excited to be developing a new programme of exhibitions, events and activities and learning resources for families and schools. The Ruskin Library building, which houses the Museum and Research Centre for Culture, Landscape and the Environment at Lancaster University, is currently under wraps for refurbishment and we’ll be re-opening for a summer programme of family activities and a spectacular relaunch exhibition - ‘Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future’ on 8th October 2018. Looking ahead to the 200th anniversary of John Ruskin’s birth in 2019, we’re creating new ways to explore our collections to inspire interest in Ruskin’s world and ideas and we’re about to launch a new interactive website.

RUSKIN CENTRE The home of the Whitehouse Collection of Ruskin’s drawings, books and manuscripts.

Lancaster University’s Ruskin Centre is inspiring a new generation to explore one of the region’s most eminent Victorians. ADMISSION FREE ENQUIRIES 01524 593587 Location: at Lancaster University, On A6, south of Lancaster

The main holding of the Ruskin Library is the Whitehouse Collection of material relating to John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his circle. This is amongst the most comprehensive associated with any writer or artist in the world. It contains stunning drawings, paintings, photograph, sketchbooks, letters, manuscripts and diaries. The collection provides a unique perspective on the foundations of early 20th century artistic, social and political developments. Ruskin was an important figure in the Victorian history of the North West. He spent the last twenty years of his life at Brantwood, Coniston, which he used as a living laboratory for his ideas, and part of our Ruskin collections are housed there. As an artist and writer, Ruskin was passionate about our local landscapes. He campaigned for the improvement of life in our industrial towns and cities. Ruskin was as fascinated by the natural sciences as by art and he combined both in his studies of subjects ranging from architecture to zoology. All these elements are represented in the Collection, revealing Ruskin’s multimedia, polymathic mind and offering a 360° view of the origins of Ruskin’s thinking and the world he lived in.

The learning resources we’re preparing for our families and events programmes reflect Ruskin’s own approach, mixing art and science in activities across campus. Ruskin himself hyper-linked his on-site documentation, measurement, photography, drawing and verbal depictions with reflective texts. He delivered the results in theatrical public performances with large props and radically developed Ruskin the relationship of illustration to text in theRelaunched! printed book form. We will make our own ink, use natural objects like Ruskin Library be relaunched stones and plantsThe to experiment withwill printing and imageon 8th Oc thelocal Near Futu making, and explore 2018 worksasin‘Ruskin—Museum the collections andofour environment through art and sound.

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In October 2018 our relaunch exhibition will be the first in a series examining the relevance of Ruskin’s ideas to our world today. From 8th-13th October, we will be running a week-long festival of events on campus and in Lancaster city centre connected to the exhibition.

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WHAT’S ON : JUNE

SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST – 4PM Fun for all the Family,11AM including:

FRIDAY 1ST JUNE 2018 a DINOmite ATKINSON day of fun! LANCASTER CITY CENTRE

ACTION HORSES ASTRAL CIRCUS Rex, the T-Rex LITTLE NIPPERS is back… Until 6th October - LANCASTER Upcycle - Recycle Exhibition Gallery 23 art exhibition at Arteria.

8th 9th 10th 14th 15th June LANCASTER The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

RIDGESIDE FALCONRY And this time, he’s bringing friends! June/July his - CARNFORTH PLUS! Agricultural and Horticultural Exhibits! www.arteriashop.co.uk 01524 61111

Footlights present this delightful adaptation of the well-loved tale of good and evil. Tickets: 01524 64695

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Community Open Day Back by Follow us: www.garstangshow.org Talks, careers fair, live demos & meet the enoROARmous versatileclinic.co.uk or call the showdemand! secretary on 07867 313 346 employers. See page 62. lmc.ac.uk 8th June - LANCASTER Versatile Physio Clinic offers a range of services throughoutDetails the week. & Tickets: lancastergrand.co.uk

June & July- CARNFORTH Unicorn Cake & Cookie Decorating Classes Find out more on our facebook page or page 79. Kath 07908 110773 - Madam Chocolate

1966 Vintage Port & Lancashire Cheese Night Including Lancashire Hot Pot Supper & Lancashire cheese & port sampling. Page 83.

June/July - CARNFORTH www.lancasterbid.org Craft Courses

information. rowantreecrafts.co.uk 07590 60507

17th June - SILVERDALE Birdsong for Beginners

homeLancaster_BID of the Festival at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal for the grand finale of the 2018 Tour! Book your place and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. kendalmountaintour.com/kendal

From 11am - 4pm in Lancaster City Centre. Meet the dinosaurs, dino crafts &

8th June - BILSBORROW Myerscough College Open Day & Country Fair

1st June - LANCASTER Talks at The Dementia Hub 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 thebaydementiahub.org

See page 51. Action packed entertainment and fun for all the family. myrescough.ac.uk

9th June - MORECAMBE Happiness Walk An inspiring walk along Morecambe Promenade and the Lancaster Canal. See p73.

2nd & 3rd June - CROOKLANDS Country Fest

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9th June - HEST BANK Wolfwood Summer Fair

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8th June - KENDAL Mountain Festival Tour

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fossils & replicas. lancasterbid.org

Refreshments & light lunches served at the exhibition at Kirkland Memorial Hall in Garstang. 10am - 4pm. See page 95. blossomingart.co.uk

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Join Andy Chapman on this informative wildlife walk. Learn more about different bird songs, get tips on identification. Afterwards enjoy a bacon or veggie sausage bap and tea or coffee. £15 7.30am - 10am rspb.org.uk 01524 701601

17th June - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing A great day out watching the racing - for all the family. See p44. wartononline.com

17th June - INGLETON Escape to the Dales Cycle Spotive See article on page 50. escapetothedales.com

1st July - LANCASTER Bubble Rush 2018 Fun for all the family as you complete a 5km course through multi coloured bubble stations. There will be music, entertainment, food, a great buzz and lots and lots of bubbles! All proceeds to St John’s Hospice. sjhospice.org.uk/bubblerush


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1st July - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing A great day out watching the racing - for all the family. See p44. wartononline.com

7th July - BARBON Barbon Hill Climb

21st - 22nd July - HEYSHAM Heysham Viking Festival

See article on page 43 for more information.

A living history encampment, parade, battle re-enactment, fairground, weapons display, craft stalls, combat competition, food and live music at the Heysham Cricket Club, on the Saturday night. From 10am.

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15th July - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing

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Over 500 exhibitors, trade stands, classic cars, bikes, commercials & 4x4’s. Gardens and Tea rooms.

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4th July - LANCASTER Talks at The Dementia Hub If you are affected by dementia or worried about your memory, come and find local information in one friendly place. At Trimpell Sports and Social Club, Out Moss Ln, Morecambe from 1.30-3.30pm.

4th August - GARSTANG Garstang Show See page 56. Fun for all the family, including Atkinson Action horses, Astral Circus, Little Nippers, Ridgeside Falconry.

£35 per person. See page 83. englishlakes.co.uk/lancaster-house

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15th July - GARSTANG Ice Cream Festival

1st August - SILVERDALE Butterflies in the Barn

Garstang Town Centre 12 noon 5pm. Live entertainment, family fun, hot food, stalls and lots of ice cream. garstangicecreamfestival.co.uk

6th July - MORECAMBE Talks at The Dementia Hub

19th - 21st July - KENDAL Beer Festival

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

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If you are affected by dementia or worried about your memory, come and find local information in one friendly place. At Trimpell Sports & social club. 1.30-3.30pm

29th July - CARNFORTH Warton Stock Car Club Racing

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

1st July - CARNFORTH Leighton Hall Classic Car & Bike Show

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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. rspb.org.uk 01524 701601

80 + cask and keg beers from modern craft breweries. live music, 5 bars and street food. Hawkeshead Brewery. From 12 noon.

2nd - 5th August - MILNTHORPE Milnthorpe Art Exhibition

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600 Exhibits by more than 200 artists in St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe. See p 116.

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LANDMARKS The Collins dictionary defines a landmark as a building or feature which is easily noticed and can be used to judge your position or the position of other buildings or features. In our area we’ve got some brilliant landmarks and towers, a mixture of old and new, some familiar, some distinctly unique. Features Writer Rob Bullock investigates. JOAN MARTIN photonorth.uk

As an area blessed with a mixture of stunning coastline and distinct uplands we have some stunning views. But we also have some striking landmarks and towers, some old, some modern, that tell travellers that they are in the district of Lancaster.

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PLOVER SCAR LIGHTHOUSE Starting with an actual maritime lighthouse, Plover Scar Lighthouse, also known as the Abbey Lighthouse, is a 19th century lighthouse that is still used to this day. It sits at the entrance of the Lune estuary, near Cockersand Abbey and has been protecting travellers for over a hundred and seventy years. The lights of Plover Scar have traditionally helped ships navigate into the Lune estuary, to reach Glasson Dock and then onwards via the Lancaster Canal to the port of Lancaster. The lighthouse has in the last couple of years undergone a major restoration after being hit by a ship in March 2016, highlighting the fact that it still plays an important role in our coastal security. JOAN MARTIN photonorth.uk

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY WIND TURBINE Although not playing the role of navigational safety this wind turbine, nevertheless, is an invaluable landmark for travellers. A modern addition to the local vista, Lancaster University’s magnificent wind turbine is a welcome sight for weary travellers after a long journey north. Standing one hundred metres tall to the tip of its blade, in the best tradition of maritime lighthouse the solitary tower tells travellers they are nearly safely home. LANCASTER FORTON MOTORWAY SERVICES Like the University’s wind turbine, the iconic 1960’s features of the service station at the Lancaster Forton M6 services reminds residents they are almost home while informing visitors that they are about to start driving on one of the most scenic parts of the British motorway network as it climbs through the Lakeland hills and mountains in the direction of Scotland.

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Opened in November 1965, the services is notable for its unusual hexagonal concrete tower on the northbound side of the motorway, called The Pennine Tower. The tower originally housed an up-market restaurant and a sun deck and was designed to resemble an Air Traffic Control Tower. The landmark is 74ft across and has stunning views over Morecambe Bay to the west and the Trough of Bowland to the east. THE ERIC MORECAMBE STATUE Although much smaller in size than the previous landmarks, this statue is nevertheless iconic of our area. Paying tribute to one of the town’s most famous and best loved sons this exquisite landmark was unveiled by the Queen in 1999. Although slightly larger than the life-sized comic, the statue depicts Eric Morecambe in one of his characteristic poses. Statue Eric also has a pair of binoculars around his neck, he was a keen ornithologist, so he can enjoy the bird life of the bay he overlooks. When you see the statue of Eric Morecambe you can only be in Morecambe.

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THE ASHTON MEMORIAL With outstanding views over the city of Lancaster, the Ashton Memorial was commissioned around the turn of the last century by Lord Ashton as a tribute to his late wife. It was designed by John Belcher and completed in 1909 but the interior has since been completely restored.

THE JUBILEE TOWER Built to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria by Liverpool shipbuilder James Harrison, the Jubilee Tower stands at 940 feet above sea level, and on a clear day the view is phenomenal, ranging from the Fylde coast to the Lake District. On a good day you can even see Blackpool Tower from here.

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The memorial is around 150 feet tall and can be seen from miles around. It is built with Portland stone with a copper dome on top. Around the outside of the building are sculptures by Herbert Hampton representing “Commerce”, “Science”, “Industry” and “Art”.

RIBBLEHEAD VIADUCT Although on the very edge of Lancaster District, nevertheless when you see the majestic Ribblehead Viaduct when approaching from the east you know that the next views you are about to see are the Bowland Fells and the distant mountains of South Lakeland. Stretching majestically across a stretch of boggy moorland known as Batty Moss, Ribblehead Viaduct is a testament both to nineteenth century engineering technology and the sheer hard work of those who built it.

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LOCAL BAND UKULELE JUKEBOX In stark contrast to the usual ukulele groups, Ukulele Jukebox are an established 4-piece band who describe themselves as playing ‘an eclectic mix of punk, rock, psychedelia and folk music’ though with the recent addition of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit to their set list, they could now include grunge in that list. At their next gig at the Tithe Barn in Garstang (26th May) the band will be playing their tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Ukulele Horror Show is an exciting interpretation of the music from the stage show with narration to tell the story. The audience are invited to wear fancy dress, though it isn’t compulsory. In 2017, alongside many gigs in pubs from Kirkby Lonsdale to Garstang, Ukulele Jukebox played at several festivals including: Steampunk and Vintage by the Sea in Morecambe, GarFest in Garstang, LesFest in Wigan, Sheafstock in Ingleton, the Broughton Beer and Pie festival and the Skipsea Ukulele Festival. In 2018 they will be headlining Parbulele – ‘West Lancashire’s biggest and best Ukulele Festival’.

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The band currently consists of Mike Gradwell on vocals and concert uke; Delia Hamer on vocals, baritone uke and trumpet; Kizzy Felstead on vocals, 8 string tenor uke, banjolele, melodica and various bits of percussion including ‘club hammer and cold chisel’; and Bob Sapey on bass uke. All the band have played and continue to play with several local ukulele groups – Morecambe, Gillow, Britannia, Boot and Shoe, Arnside, Halton and Garstang – but as Jukebox they take the ukulele to a different level.

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The two cities of Lancaster might be thousands of miles apart and separated by the Atlantic Ocean but there are many aspects of our American cousin that we would find strangely familiar and many definitely not. Features Writer Rob Bullock finds out more… As cities, Lancaster Lancashire and Lancaster Pennsylvania might share the same name and they are roughly the same size but it is quite clear that the younger American cousin has many distinguishing features that us Brits would find familiar but it also has some that are very different. FAMILIARITIES & DIFFERENCES OF TWO CITIES As well as taking our city’s name, America’s Lancaster has adopted a number of things we’d find familiar. For one, the city seal of Lancaster Pennsylvania bears our very own red rose and the motto Lancastra Britannia. Secondly, if you walk passed Lancaster County Prison in the American city then you will do a double take as it looks exactly like our historic castle, which is entirely intentional. Both cities have got well established traditional markets, and both have been around a long time, in fact the market in Lancaster, USA, which was built 1889 is the oldest continuously run farmers’ market in the United States. Not as old as our market but for the younger country, old. But unlike us Lancaster, Pennsylvania boasts three TV stations, an infamous community run CCTV system, its very own airport, an Amish community and, probably better weather!

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NAMED BY A LANCASTRIAN Our American cousin was originally called Hickory Town before the city was renamed after the English city of Lancaster by native John Wright. It became a city in 1818. Lancaster also took its symbol, the red rose, from our very own House of Lancaster. BIRTHPLACE OF A PRESIDENT Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the birthplace of the James Buchanan Jr, the fifteenth President of the United States. Buchanan was born in Lancaster in 1791 and served as President immediately prior to the American Civil War. Buchanan, nicknamed ‘Doughface’, defeated Republican John C. Frémont and the intriguingly named KnowNothing Millard Fillmore to win the election in 1856. LANCASTER WAS THE UNITED STATES CAPITAL! For just one day, Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the capital of the United States. The day in question was September 27, 1777, and after the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British, Lancaster became the nation’s capital. However, on 28th September the revolutionary government moved on to York, Pennsylvania. Naturally, as a Yorkshire man myself I can see the merits of this. From 2011, September 27th has been a holiday.

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Missing Cat SNARF

LANCASTER - THE START OF NEW THINGS Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the home of the institution that was Woolworths. In 1879, Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful “five and dime” store in the city, run by the F. W. Woolworth Company. Watches – battery powered ones The first battery-powered watch, the Hamilton Electric 500, was released in 1957 by the Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster revolutionising the watch industry. Paved roads Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the home to the first ever paved road in the USA, the former Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, which makes up part of the presentday U.S. Route 30. The road was opened in 1795 and connected the cities of Lancaster and Philadelphia. It was designed by a Scottish engineer named John Loudon McAdam. To this day Lancaster residents are known to use the word “macadam” when talking about a pavement.

This is Snarf. He is a 9 year old male long haired tabby cat. He has been missing from Trough Rd between Scorton and Dolphinholme since 13 April 2018. He has recently had treatment at the vet and one front leg and the side of his head are shaved. If you see him please ring Catherine:

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AMISH COMMUNITIES Famously known for their simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology the Amish community of Lancaster County were famously brought to the attention of the world by the 1985 Harrison Ford film Witness. This Christian community, which is divided into affiliations, are famous for shunning machines however, the Lancaster Amish affiliation, which is the largest and oldest affiliation among the Old Order Amish, uses more than most others, accepting motorised washing machines, mechanical milking equipment, chainsaws and inside flushing toilets! Although the two Lancaster’s share the same name and a few traditions, each place has a unique history and culture formed by the very different countries that they inhabit. But no matter what, there will always be a place Stateside flying the red rose and that is Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For more information go to www.lancasterpa.com

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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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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

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Lancaster District Magazine June | July 2018  

Celebrating everything local in and around the Lancaster District, UK

Lancaster District Magazine June | July 2018  

Celebrating everything local in and around the Lancaster District, UK