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Welcome to Autumn! The summer might be over, but the fun is just beginning in the Lancaster District. There are many events and actitivies happening all over the district, including over 100 events listed on our website www.lancasterdistrict.co.uk There are lots of SHOP LOCAL guides for you to browse, that include over 60 things to buy, all locally! Our local shops really value your support by shopping local where possible, and of course the local customer care can’t be beaten. This edition is jammed packed full of fantastic local articles, about local people, places and nature and showcases some of the best businesses that the Lancaster District has to offer. Lancaster District Magazine is now more popular that ever, so get your business seen, from Garstang to Kendal, from Ingleton to Morecambe Bay! See page 122 for further information. With 9 years of local magazine publishing under our belt, we are confident we can help your business flourish.

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

Thanks to local artist Chas Jacobs for allowing us to use his new print ‘Autumn in the Park’ on our front cover, limited edition prints can be bought from chasjacobs.co.uk Have a lovely Autumn, Editor & Designer Lisa Mason 07818 465 299 info@lancasterdistrict.co.uk

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8 Local business - Lancaster Bed Company 14 SHOP LOCAL - Home Interiors 16 Local business - Viva Interiors 19 Lakewood Stoves - Get a roaring fire this winter 21 Home interiors - Mirror mirror on the wall by Domus 24 Legal & property - Your legal rights as a cohabitant 28 Property - Preparing your property to let 30 Home entertainment - Wireless speakers from Robinsons Electric 34 Legal & property - Avoiding rent arrears 41 Gardening - New tearoom opens at Daisy Clough 43 Animals - Meet Bruce & Wayne the Animal Care goats 44 Nature - The mysterious appeal of Bearded Tits 47 Pets - Behavioral therapy for pets 48 Pets - First Aid for pets 50 Weekend Away - Herriot Country, Leyburn and Upper Wensleydale 52 Local walks - Lancaster University Woodland Trail 55 Health - Helping others at Physiofusion 56 Local Sport - Lancaster Hockey Club 59 Health - More than 90 years of service at Bay Dental 60 Health - Heartbeat North West 62 Wellbeing - *NEW* Tranquil Spa at Salt Ayre 65 Health - Titanium is the new black - Hearing Aids 68 Food & Drink - Morecambe Bay Foodbank - Can you help? 71 Food & Drink - Cranberry & Orange Bundt Cake Recipe 72 Food & Drink - Autumn Crumble Recipe 87 Food & Drink - Can fishing at Sunderland Point be saved? 78 Food & Drink - Coffee - El Salvadorian Bean - Pacamara 81 Local Activities - *New* Christmas Cabin Opens at Country Harvest 82 Food & Drink - Halloween Sausages & Chocolate & Mud Cakes 84 Local places - The finest view in England 88 Local shopping - FIKA at Arteria 90 SHOP LOCAL - Children, Out & About & Autumn Fashion 92 Local business - Kitty Brown clothes & accessories 95 SHOP LOCAL - Jewellery 97 Local Shopping - Perfect gifts at Expressions 98 SHOP LOCAL - Autumn Pamper 103 Local places - Local Autumn beauty 104 What’s on - Events in OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 107 Local Artist - Emma Underwood exhibits at Blossoming Art 108 Local Author - Barry Lucus - When Rock Went to College 111 Local business - Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce 114 Local Art - Morecambe Bay Artists Colony 116 Motoring - Volvo V60 Polestar 118 Puzzles - Sudoku, wordwheel, wordsearch & kids puzzle 120 Community Services Directory


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BESPOKE BEDS AND EXCELLENT ADVICE AT Lancaster Bed Company… Did you know that the average person spends about 2372 hours in bed per year? So, if you are spending so much of your life in bed, why not make it one perfect for you! That’s the ethos of Bill and Christine who have been running the Lancaster Bed Company for the past six years. “We always get the people who visit our Penny Street showroom to try the beds and mattresses before we show them the manufacturer or the price. That’s because one certain brand or the most expensive bed might not be the best bed for you,” explains Bill, “and that’s what shopping at the Lancaster Bed Company is all about, tailoring your bed for you.” GO AWAY AND SLEEP ON IT! It’s the bespoke service at the Lancaster Bed Company that really sets it apart from other retailers, both on retail parks or the internet. “The needs of the customer are at the forefront of everything we do here,” says Bill, “from the moment you step in the door, we want you to be happy with the bed, mattress or headboard that you are buying. If customers are not entirely sure what they want we encourage them to go home and sleep on it! Then they come back and buy what’s right for them.” FREE LOCAL DELIVERY Offering free delivery and set up is something that sets Lancaster Bed Company apart from the competition too, “we offer free local delivery and people are always saying how great our drivers are. That’s because they’ve got the best interests of the customers at heart too. Not only do they deliver but they set up as well and this allows them to know that everything is just right for our clients to get a perfect night’s sleep. If there are any minor problems then they’re sorted out almost before the customer has a chance to blink!” LOCAL IS BEST Being accountable and local is something very important to Bill and Christine and it underlies everything that the Lancaster Bed Company stands for; “We are a part of ESTA,” explains Bill, “which is the Ethical Small Traders Association. So, we try and encourage customers to spend their hard-earned money locally and keep their business in our home city.” Local shopping is becoming more popular as customers move away from internet based shopping with faceless customer service departments in faraway countries that you can’t get through to and, even if you did, wouldn’t care.

“Shopping local is about accountability. People are turning more and more to local suppliers for their shopping needs. We live locally, shop locally and try to support other local businesses. We even sponsor Highgrove Junior Football Team by supplying their kit because it’s important to give back to the community.” TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF BUYING A BED! So, if you want the right bed for you, you don’t need to go shopping around for it, you just need to pop along Penny Street and have a word with Bill and Christine! They’ve taken the stress out of buying a bed! BEDS THROUGH HISTORY Neolithic Beds The Neolithic Age forms part of the stone age and people had very primitive beds to sleep on. These beds were leaves, grass and animal skins! Not very comfortable to us and not for sale at the Lancaster Bed Company! Ancient Egyptian Beds Rich ancient Egyptians slept on beds of wood carved into elaborate designs. Mattress would have been made from wooden slats and cushions made of a soft material such as wool. Poor people had a simple wool or straw mattress. Sometimes they would just sleep on palm leaves. Ancient Rome Roman beds had mattresses on them, which were commonly stuffed with reeds, hay or wool. If you were particularly welloff then you might have had a mattress stuffed with feathers. Medieval Europe The mattress of the rich would usually be stuffed with straw, although sometimes they would be stuffed with feathers or down. Often, curtains would be hung around the bed for warmth and privacy as multiple people slept in the same room. 1700 AD – PRESENT During the 18th century, iron and steel beds were developed to replace wooden ones. Mattresses also began to resemble their modern counterparts as the covers began to be made of linen or cotton, with buttons to attach the stuffing to the cover. THE MODERN BED It was in the 19th and 20th Century that modern technology started to be applied to beds with springs used in mattresses and the invention of foam. The best bed? A last word from Bill. “There is no one best bed,” he says, “there just the bed that’s right for you.”

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Lancaster Bed Company is the area’s premier bed store and undoubtedly the number one destination for buying a quality bed. Here you will find ranges from the very best manufacturers in the industry, companies with the finest pedigree for consistently producing products that are above average in quality. With the heritage and long history of these brands and the expert help and advice you will be given from the owners Christine and bill in choosing the right mattress, it will help give you peace of mind in your selection, but most importantly give you a good night’s sleep

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A TREASURE TROVE OF INSPIRATION A quick trip down to Viva Interiors on Dalton Square could help you pep up your home in next to no time and without breaking the bank. “Just one piece can change the whole feel of your room,” explains owner Vikki, who with her daughter, Aimee, run the shop which feels like a real Aladdin’s Cave full of light, colour and that perfect picture or ornament to spice up your tired old living space. “I’m a big believer in colour,” says Vikki, who originally set up the business in Morecambe over twenty-one years ago, “colour can make all the difference. At the moment, we’re seeing a real increase in the popularity of colour as opposed to black and whites and beiges.” MORE ADVENTUROUS BRITISH? So, are us British becoming more adventurous? “I don’t know about that,” chuckles Vikki, “but I do know that pineapples are big this year! And flamingos!” At Viva, you can get something small to make a statement with or something much, much bigger; “We sell items as diverse as small picture frames to wardrobes, although these have to be ordered especially.” Going that extra mile for customers is something that Viva is well known for, “we will do everything we can to meet the needs of our customers.” And, if that involves a spot of detective work then Vikki and Aimee are more than up to the job, “we’ve got some brilliant contacts and if a customer wants something then we can get it, and often at a much lower price than the internet or other, larger shops.” It’s this attention to detail and client loyalty which has meant that customers are happy to keep coming back and back to Viva; “we have some customers who have been shopping with us for over twenty years. Some people who have moved to London from this area often pop in when they’re in town and most of the time, they leave with something they can’t get down south.” “The business has changed a lot in twenty-one years. I originally started out as an enthusiastic crafter and the business sold a lot of soft furnishing, cushions, upholstery, painted furniture and flower arrangements. These days there’s not lot of call for dried grasses, instead they’re replaced by exquisite artificial flowers and plants.” CHILDREN’S CLOTHES AND INTERIORS These days Viva also sells high quality children’s clothes as well as bespoke interiors, “we sell Mayoral Clothing which are beautiful Spanish clothes which are really lovely and very popular. We’re the only independent children’s clothing retailer locally.”

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WHAT’S POPULAR? WHAT’S NOT? “Liquid art is very popular at the moment and so are bespoke playing cards. There is also a huge demand for sparkle this year. This can be in the way of a picture, mirror, lamps or a piece of furniture. We always keep a selection in stock. We may only be a small shop but the ranges we can supply to people are, we feel, outstanding.” “We’ve recently had a new major refit to bring our shop into line with new fire regulations and this, although it was a bit of an upheaval, now means we can show off a lot more of the lights that we sell. Customers don’t really want to buy lights until they see them illuminated!” Viva success is surely down to its versatility, changing with the times, knowing what’s going to be popular and setting its own trends. “We’ve adapted to the market for over twenty years, and that’s the secret of our success. We’ve just started offering soft furnishing fabric samples for customers who can use these when making their plans.” WEDDING GIFT SERVICE As well as offering bespoke interior solutions and stylish continental children’s clothes, Viva also offers a bespoke Wedding Gift Service. Couples can visit Viva and enjoy a glass of wine while choosing the perfect gifts that they would like to receive for their wedding. Lists are compiled and sent out, orders take, presents wrapped and delivered, where possible, and the happy couple gets a wedding present from Viva, a gift voucher to the tune of 10% of the spend value! Vikki and Aimee take all the strain out of wedding gifts. Why would customers want to go anywhere else?

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building work. All installations we carry out are to the highest standard by our own fully qualified HETAS registered installers and builders, or by a Gas Safe engineer. We can also offer an unrivalled after sales service, including annual sweeping and servicing of your appliance. Our products are designed to suit all, for customers with no chimney, we can design and install a full system, or we offer balanced flue fires and fireplaces if gas is a more preferable option. Working with Logs Direct Warma Home Fuels we also stock a full range of materials for burning including wood, kiln-dried wood, firelighters, matches and other fire side accessories. Come and visit our lovely showroom based at Greenlands Farm at Tewitfield near Carnforth which is open daily and benefits from a large free car park.

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL... Domus home interior shop can be found on Princes Crescent in Bare. In this article they share their love of mirrors, a worthy investment that can transform a room.

Long gone are the days when mirrors were in our homes solely for aiding morning ablution’s, hanging woefully above a fireplace or put awkwardly by the front door for checking out ‘loose threads’ upon leaving the house. Of course it is still essential, in my opinion, that we have those most important of reflective surfaces to fulfil their function. But my love of the humble mirror has nothing whatsoever to do with vanity, rather a conviction that used correctly, they alone have the capacity to alter an area in a way that most other things simply can’t. A mirror often has a beauty all of its own (which can be admired as much as that which it reflects). However, used well, with sufficient consideration given to its place and purpose there is so much more to a mirror. It can help change our perspective of space, usher in light and reflect life and movement.

A mirror mixed in amongst a display of photographs in a family room adds a potential talking point. Mirrors with a purpose will often outlive trends and are an important design element which should be incorporated into any scheme. Worthy of decent investment in terms of both time and money. Is there something ‘missing’, something just not quite right in your room? Well it might just be worth considering your use of reflective glass, the humble mirrored surface. We seem to be living within a culture that is becoming increasingly obsessed with the selfie, perhaps learning to pass a mirror and see more than just ones-self – now that just might be worth reflecting upon.

Mirrors with a purpose will often outlive trends and are an important design element which should be incorporated into any scheme. Whether it’s a large statement piece or smaller in size, perhaps even a collection of similar or contrasting shapes, think about how your mirror(s) can best be used. Will your mirror be the main focal point in your room, or will it enhance other elements? What about the not so obvious places? Lower level reflections in the corner of a room, can add lots of interest. Think about what might be placed in front of a mirror? Often the rear side of an interesting sculpture or ornament is never seen. It is possible to add character and complement existing décor through the use of mirrors. For example why not line up several ‘Porthole’ mirrors in a bathroom or hanging a convex mirror in an internal hallway often works well.

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LEGAL - RATCLIFFE & BIBBY

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AS A COHABITANT Local solicitors Ratcliffe & Bibby give some advice regarding your rights as a cohabitant. You may be surprised to find out that as a cohabitant, you may not be as protected as you thought. If in doubt give one of their team a call on 01524 734884.

Cohabitation is the fastest growing form of relationship type in the UK, growing by 29.7% between 2004 and 2016 (according to the Office of National Statistics). However, many people who enter into cohabitation do so without knowing what their legal rights are.

Many cohabitants still believe in the myth of the Common Law Marriage, that you automatically obtain the rights of a married couple. THIS IS COMPLETELY INCORRECT.

Many cohabitants still believe in the myth of the If you agree to live in a property solely owned by Common Law Marriage - whether it is once your partner and you are putting no money into you have a child together, or lived together the deposit ensure that you and your partner for a certain numbers of years, you From a discuss, and preferably write down, what automatically obtain the rights of a legal perspective if your interest in the property is going to be, married couple. THIS IS COMPLETELY you live in a property if any. This should not be the last time you INCORRECT. discuss this, throughout your relationship, solely owned by your The law which extends to married it you put money towards any type of partner, then they couples (which is extensive) does not renovation, extensive decoration or the are entitled to the apply to cohabiting couples. mortgage, you should revisit the position of entire equity. your interest in the property and again, write If you buy a property with your partner this down. From a legal perspective if you live in and you put a larger sum into the deposit a property solely owned by your partner, then they PROTECT IT. If a property is purchased on are entitled to the entire equity. an equal basis, then the equity belongs to you both equally. You MUST enter into a Declaration of Trust or To dispute any of the above. unless agreed by your similar to ensure you receive your deposit back should partner, you would have to enter into potentially long something go wrong futuristically. and complicated litigation where the outcome is uncertain due to vague and convoluted law. If you agree to live in a property which is going to be solely owned by your partner but you are putting To ensure your interest is clear then the Declaration of money in for the deposit, PROTECT IT. Again, YOU Trust or a Cohabitation Agreement is the safest and most MUST enter into a declaration of trust or similar at the fair route. outset to ensure that you receive your funds back upon For more information contact Our Family Department the sale of the property otherwise, it is assumed that if and get the protection you deserve at the outset it could the property is solely owned by one party then they are save you many hundreds of pounds in legal fees. entitled to ALL of the equity.

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PREPARING YOUR PROPETY TO LET Letting your property can often be seen as a complex matter, but with the right agent the process generally runs smoothly and trouble free. With qualified, experienced staff and professional ARLA property-mark membership, Sue Bridges Lettings are well placed to guide you through this often daunting process. FIRST IMPRESSIONS First impressions count for everything when it comes to property, so it’s vital your home looks its best for potential tenants. Look at your décor. Does it need freshening up? Is it in good, clean condition? Generally the properties that let quickest and have the least void periods are those that are kept in good decorative order. Likewise with carpets and flooring. It’s a good idea to have a professional clean including carpets before letting your property for the first time as this then enables you to ensure that tenants have a professional clean on exit. Windows should be cleaned inside and out and the garden or yard tidied, shrubs cut back and beds weed free. PROPERTY SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Safety; There are numerous safety requirements that you as a landlord you need to adhere to prior to letting a property. In brief these include (but are not limited to) having a landlords gas safety check carried out by

GETTING CONSENT BEFORE YOU LET YOUR PROPERTY Before you can let your property, you need to consult a number of parties: Your mortgage lender - your lender may ask that you let your property on an Assured Short-hold basis Your insurance company - if you don’t let your insurance company know that you have let your property, you may not be covered in the event of damage, fire

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a Gas Safe engineer prior to a tenancy commencing and annually thereafter, it is recommended you have the electrics checked by a suitable qualified professional, and, where applicable, the portable appliances, often referred to as PAT testing. In addition to this, 2015 saw the introduction of the legal requirement to have a working smoke alarm on every level of accommodation and a carbon monoxide alarm where solid fuel is burnt. Such alarms must be checked and confirmed as working on the day the tenancy starts. ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE Energy Performance Certificate; All rental properties placed on the market To Let must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate. An exemption applies if your property is listed. There is an online register if you are unsure if your property has one or not. FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED If you are letting your property unfurnished, basic requirements are that you will need to provide a cooker, carpets and curtains. Furnished property generally includes something to sleep on, something to eat off and something to sit on, really just meaning the large items of furniture. Where soft furnishings are provided then you must ensure they comply with the furniture and furnishing regulations.

or theft in the property. There are a number of specialist insurance products on the market available for landlords so it may be worth having a shop around to make sure you have everything covered. Your freeholder (if you have one) - important if you wish to let a leasehold flat, for example. It may seem like a lot of work, but with time, energy and a bit of money spent now, it could really make the difference to how quickly you let your property in our competitive market and how much rent you can charge. If you are thinking letting could be an option for you, or you would like further advice on any issues covered then give me a call on 01524 68811 or you can email me at lucy@suebridges.co.uk

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WIRELESS SPEAKERS Phil Punt, from Robinsons Electric explains what a Sonos Wireless Speaker system is. Quite a number of people have heard of a Sonos speaker system but don’t comprehend what it can do. Put simply, if you want music in any room, plug one of their speakers into a mains socket, tap the app on your tablet or smart phone to connect to your WiFi and you’re ready. Just like that. No wires. No fuss. It streams over WiFi not Bluetooth so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call. You can configure two speakers to act as left and right hand channels and even set up a full blown movie surround system that will blow your socks off. But you’re not limited to just one room. The real power of a Sonos system kicks in when you add more speakers. Now you’re controlling different music in different rooms or grouping all your speakers together to play your music to every room at once. Since everything Sonos build works together wirelessly, it’s easy to fill your whole home with music, one room at a time. With over

30 streaming services available Sonos plays everything: the most popular streaming services, ondemand services, internet radio, your favourite podcasts and audiobooks, your go-to collection of downloads—whatever you love to listen to. With one app you have complete music control - The Sonos app helps you quickly search through all your services to track down your favourite music, play it and adjust the volume in different rooms throughout the home. You don’t even have to be in the same room as a speaker and if your friends have the Sonos app, they can do the same. But this is all very well I hear you say, but what does it sound like? Well, with a range of speakers available in black or white to suit all pockets even the smallest Play 1 speaker has been designed to pack a real punch and every time we demonstrate them in the shop our customers are really surprised

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at just how good they are and at just £199 each very affordable. The Play 3 and Play 5 models take things up a notch so you really do have to come in and listen to them to make an informed judgement as to which will suit in your home. It doesn’t end there though, the TV sound has not been neglected with an all in one Playbase to dramatically improve any TV sound or you could opt for a Playbar and Sub as the starting point for a very impressive surround sound experience. If you have existing speakers but would like to get in on the act, the nifty Connect Amp is a compact unit delivering 55W per channel with all the benefits of the above and finally, if you already have an amplifier and speakers? No problem, the Sonos Connect will act as the bridge between your music on your device and the system. Call in for a demonstration at Robinsons Electric of Lancaster and Kendal.

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AVOIDING RENT ARREARS By Andrew Parkinson, owner of Parkinson Properties Rent arrears are bad news for both tenants and landlords. Landlords are reliant on their rental income for personal income, to cover mortgage payments and pay for maintenance costs. Some may have a large portfolio of properties but rent arrears for landlords with one or two properties can quickly erode margins and impact on the profitability and sometimes the viability of a portfolio. Late payment of rent is one of the biggest risks faced by landlords on a daily basis, with around 30% having suffered from arrears in the last 12 months, according to research by the National Landlords Association (NLA). It is also bad news for the tenant. The landlord will notice that rent has not been paid and is more likely to take action if the problem is ignored. Rent arrears are grounds to start legal proceedings for eviction, so the landlord or agent could take court action to evict and recover any money owed. It is always a good idea to tell your landlord or letting agent if you are having trouble paying the rent. Keeping your landlord or agent informed and offering a practical solution may delay or prevent eviction, it shows you are making an effort to deal with the situation. If your landlord or agent contacts you about your arrears, it is essential that you read their letters and/or respond to their phone calls. In most cases it will be in your landlord’s interest to keep you on as a tenant if you have looked after your home and the payment problems are recent. Finding a new tenant can be costly and time consuming for a landlord, so dealing with rent arrears early will be in everyone’s best interest. There are a number of ways landlords can avoid falling foul of rent arrears. These measures will allow you to minimise the risk of rent arrears, should you face them, and allow you to ensure that you are prepared. You should look to minimise risk at every stage of the tenancy, starting with the beginning.

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Finding a new tenant can be costly and time consuming for a landlord, so dealing with rent arrears early will be in everyone’s best interest. Always vet potential tenants, carry out background checks, whether basic or advanced, and confirm that financial checks and references are satisfactory. Although this is a good way to start, everyone can suffer a change of circumstances, so there are other things you can do throughout the tenancy to help minimise the risk of suffering rental arrears. Building a good relationship with your tenant is important. If the tenant is comfortable with you, they are more likely to approach you and make you aware of any financial difficulties they are experiencing. The tenancy agreement should outline the details regarding payment, more so when and how you expect to receive your payments. If you find that rent has not been paid, swiftly make a polite enquiry. By understanding the situation as early as possible, it can be corrected sooner rather than later. If it appears that the problem is serious, a landlord should arrange to meet or speak with the tenant as soon as practical to discuss their circumstances. It is important to remain calm and professional at all times and keep clear records of all communications. The reasons for arrears are many and varied and can include issues such as changes in relationships or employment circumstances. Landlords need to recognise the warning signs, then intervene promptly but also sensitively. A common sense reasonable and personal approach will always work better than a heavy handed letter. Landlord’s need to be tactful but also realistic, if the tenant continues to be in arrears then serving a notice to quit will be the only option.

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FE CA OW N EW N PEN O

NEW TEAROOM OPENS AT NURSERY IN SCORTON Homemade cakes, super salads, platters, sandwiches, soups and hot specials await you! Daisy Clough not only grow all their own plants on site, offering a huge selection of plants, trees and flowers, they have an extensive shop offering cookware, garden tools, clothes and gifts. Owners Pete & Joanne are very pleased to announce the opening of their new tearoom, adding to the many reasons to visit this local Nursery. The tearoom is a hidden gem, situated beyond the shop next to the river and the orchard. It is a sheltered spot surrounded by trees on the river bank. The tearoom has a rustic industrial look, using up cycled furniture and fittings and reclaimed materials. The cafe will seat around 70 people plus plenty of space to eat outside or in the converted adjacent greenhouse area. We serve teas and coffees, homemade cakes, super salads, platters, sandwiches, soups and hot specials, all made in our kitchen by chef Lawrence Moore, and baker

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AINMAL RESCUE

MARVELLOUS FRIENDS

Most people in the Lancaster District know the local charity Animal Care for their work re-homing pets such as dogs, cats rabbits and hamsters, but who knew they actually looked after goats, turkeys and other wildlife!

Meet Bruce and Wayne

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Like sheep, goats tend to survive better when they are in a herd rather than if they were alone and this is why earlier this year, Animal Care found their resident goat Christopher two new friends. Hi, my name is Bruce and I live with my brother Wayne, we are three year old Pigmy goats. We came to Animal Care together in May 2017. One of the other goats at Animal care called Christopher lost his brother he was desperate for a buddy to mend his broken heart, so the staff came to rescue us and we love our new home. We love to play in the big paddock and love running though the grass, we even have huge wooden reels we like to play one they also make good back scratches. I love meeting new people and enjoy my head being scratched, I love sun bathing and watching all the staff and volunteers walking all

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Hi my name is Wayne, me and my brother like to chase each other and you will be surprised how fast I can run. We are both always up to mischief and when the staff are not looking we like to escape and eat the apple trees. I am a bit more shy than my brother Bruce and wont come to you unless I know you or you have food. I hate the rain and thunder really scares me, thankfully I have my brother and new friend Christopher to look after me.

Hi my name is Christopher, I am 12 years old, I came to Animal Care when I was only 4 months old with my brother Nicholas, sadly my brother passed away in May, I was very upset and cried for two days. The staff managed to rescue Bruce & Wayne for me and now I am happy to have friends again.

I have to make sure the two youngsters stay in line and sometimes chase them and nip their bums! We have a large stable to sleep in and love getting visits from all the people who come to say hello. We love to get up to mischief and like to try and escape if the staff are not quick enough. We also love to chew everything. My very favourite thing to eat is apples and toast.

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THE MYSTERIOUS APPEAL OF Jon Carter, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve, tells us all about a tit that is not even a member of the tit family! We get all kinds of people visiting us here at RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve. Many are fairly casual nature enthusiasts who are more than happy to simply explore the trails and paths, content with whatever wildlife they may chance upon. Others meanwhile are more active birdwatchers, keen to see as wide a range of species as possible in their time spent on the RSPB reserve. Then there are those who have a very particular target in mind. The commonest creatures on this wish list are inevitably the most unpredictable and secretive; otter, bittern and the somewhat comically named bearded tit. This last bird in particular is something of an enigma. Firstly, it’s not even a member of the tit family. Unlike the blue tits and great tits that we might see in our gardens or in the local park, these characterful birds belong in a family all of their own with no other close relatives. They also go by a couple of other rather intriguing names; bearded parrotbill and bearded reedling. That last name reflects their habit of living in reeds, something that Leighton Moss famously has lots of! And that’s another reason for their mysterious appeal. Reed beds are often vast, seemingly impenetrable places and small, secretive birds can be very hard to see as they go about their business in the swathes of dense vegetation. They do however give themselves away with their distinctive ‘pinging’ calls, which can admittedly add to the birdwatchers’ frustration as unlike good Victorian children they can often be heard, but not seen. Bearded tits have been nesting at Leighton Moss since the early 1970s. Their numbers can fluctuate dramatically and they are particularly prone to suffering population crashes as a result of severe weather. Former senior warden John Wilson has been studying the birds since they first arrived at the reserve and is still involved in monitoring the population at Leighton Moss. Each year young and adult birds are caught and fitted with coloured rings which allow researchers to identify individuals. This allows us to assess how many bearded tits live on the reserve as well as discovering how well they’re surviving from one season to the next.

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For those who wish to learn more about these wonderful local residents, RSPB reserve staff also run a series of popular ‘Brilliant Bearded Tit’ walks taking place on Tuesday mornings in October. The cost for these special walks is £7 or £5.50 for RSPB members. Children are half price. Pre-booking is essential for these events and details are available on the website at www.rspb.org.uk/events or call the Leighton Moss visitor centre on (01524) 701601 to book your place.

There are number of ways that we can actively help these attractive birds and one highly inventive method has been the creation of special bearded tit ‘wigwams’. These unique nestboxes are fashioned from woven reeds and provide a safe place for the birds to nest. Former warden at the reserve, David Mower, helped pioneer these unusual structures and they have now been adopted on other RSPB reserves, with great success. Another way in which we can help bearded tits is perhaps somewhat more surprising. Like many songbirds, beardies (as they affectionately known) eat proteinrich insects throughout the spring and summer months when they are in good supply. But in autumn when this food source starts to diminish, the birds have to look elsewhere for nourishment. This is when they change their diet and focus on the plentiful reed seeds. However, in order to digest the relatively hard seeds they need to break them up. Now, this isn’t easy when you don’t have any teeth and the birds’ bills aren’t quite designed to deal with the problem. So, in late September and through October the birds start to consume grit, which sits in a pouch in their chest known as a crop, and grinds up the seeds as they eat them. And this where the RSPB comes in. We provide platforms which look much like a standard bird table, but rather than scatter sunflower seeds and suet pellets on them we place small piles of grit. And the bearded tits can’t get enough of it. And better still, neither can our human visitors! Each October the grit trays draw crowds of admirers keen to catch a glimpse of these otherwise elusive reeddwellers.

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ANIMALS

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BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR PETS

If we take the time to ponder we are probably all afraid of something. Our pets are no different, they are unique individuals and some of them have phobias that are quite debilitating. Fear is an emotion that depicts the mental and physical state we are in. It is a natural response that has evolved to keep us safe from external threats or danger. Fear can be healthy, for example, a cat running away from a dog that might chase and harm it. However, fear can be detrimental to an animal’s health, impacting on their physical state and also prohibitive to necessary everyday interactions – for example, fear of travel, fear of the vets, fear of people. When an animal is scared it triggers physiological changes such as the release of adrenaline that prepares the animal for “fight or flight”. This results in an

increase in heart and respiratory rate and sometimes urination or defecation, which have led to common expressions of fear that do not need mentioning here! For this reason it is important to not chastise a pet that has had an “accident” in the house because if this was a result of fear then punishment will only compound the problem. Autumn is here and it is the beginning of what now seems to be never-ending fireworks. Fun for some but terrifying for our noise sensitive pets. Being afraid of the loud bangs and screams of fireworks is not a healthy response for our pets but we can help them.

Fear can be detrimental to an animal’s health, impacting on their physical state and also prohibitive to necessary everyday interactions BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Step 1 Relaxation – establish a place and routine where your pet is generally calm and where you can relax with your pet for 10 to 20 minutes a day so they associate this place and time with a pleasurable experience. Reward the calmness with treats or fuss, whatever your pet responds to best. Step 2 Desensitization – once a place and pattern of calmness is established (this may take weeks) you can gradually introduce the sound of fireworks at a low intensity. There are free fireworks’ soundtracks designed specifically for this on youtube. It is important that the volume is low enough not to stimulate fear.

Step 3 Counter-conditioning - as you increase the sound reward your pet with treats/fuss for their calmness. Do not try to increase the sound too quickly. If your pet expresses fear the soundtrack should be stopped – they should then be rewarded when they return to their calm state. The key to changing behaviour is patience, these things take time. While there is no magic pill that will stop the fear, there are a number of calming products on the market, which may help relax your pet and improve the response to therapy. Talk to your vet to find an effective remedy.

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for pets Knowing what to do in an emergency can save your pet’s life. Here is some basic advice from Bay Vets, in dealing with an emergency. KEEP CALM & ASSESS Firstly, keep calm and take a few moments to properly assess the situation before acting. Consider your safety and the safety of others around you. Is there a danger of approaching cars? Can the animal injure itself further by thrashing about or running off? Injured animals are frightened, in pain and may try to bite or scratch. If there is a risk of being bitten, and the patient has no breathing difficulties, put a muzzle on or wrap tape, a piece of cloth or bandage around the nose and tie behind the ears. Otherwise, place a thick towel over the animal’s head to help it calm down. Apply first aid if you are able to do so, once you have properly assessed the situation and the appropriate action to take. Airway and Breathing – is the airway clear from obstruction? Act quickly to remove any objects blocking the airway. To prevent being bitten, hold the upper jaw firmly with one hand using your thumb and index figures just behind the two upper canine teeth. If the animal is unconscious, gently pull the tongue out of the mouth and to the side to prevent swallowing. Watch the chest - is the animal breathing? Warmth - Cover the patient with a blanket or coat to keep them warm and assist with shock. Haemorrhage – in severe bleeding situations put a clean piece of cloth to the area and apply firm pressure with your hand until the bleeding lessens. Do not remove any impalements that have punctured deeply through the skin. If possible, cut the object to free the animal without moving the part inside the animal. Regularly monitor the colour of the animal’s mucous membranes – lift the upper lip and look at the colour of the lip inside. It should be pink – not brick red nor grey/white. This can indicate internal bleeding, shock or lack of oxygen. Contact a vet – keep your vet’s practice name and phone number to hand. Always phone first, whatever the situation. There may not always be a vet available but staff can suggest what immediate action you can take and prepare for your arrival. Treatment can usually be provided more quickly and effectively if the animal is taken to the surgery, rather

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than if the vet is called out. The surgery will have all equipment and medication necessary to treat the patient properly. Take care when moving an injured animal. Get others to help support head, neck, spine and tail end or if fractures are suspected, sliding the animal onto a board before lifting will give maximum support. Do drive carefully when taking the patient to the surgery. Never try to give human medicines to an animal unless instructed by a vet. Some can do more harm than good in animals and care with dosages is important. Do not offer food or drink to the animal in case an anaesthetic is needed. SOME OTHER EMERGENCY SCENARIOS: Fitting: If an animal is fitting, cover the eyes with towel or clothing and ask those around you to be as quiet as possible. Keep note of the duration of the fit whilst contacting a vet for further advice. Poisons: If an animal has come in contact with a toxic substance contact your vet immediately, relaying the list of ingredients from any packaging. Do not rush to make your pet sick – depending on the time of ingestion and the substance, this can cause more harm and absorption products might be required instead. Snakes, bites and stings: The most dangerous situation is a sting or bite causing swelling around the windpipe (larynx) causing asphyxia. Anaphylactic shock is rare but urgent help should be sought. Try to keep the patient calm and carry them rather than letting them walk, thereby reducing the spread of toxins around the circulatory system. Diabetic patients and hypoglycemia: If a known diabetic animal is collapsed or fitting rub honey or jam onto their gums and seek urgent help. Any animal doing extreme exercise without regular snacks can collapse/fit due to a drop in blood sugar.

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A weekend away

By Rob Bullock

Herriot Country, Leyburn and upper Wensleydale It might only be fifty miles away from our area but a trip into the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales around Leyburn and upper Wensleydale, famed as James Herriot country, makes a relaxing weekend away with its scenic walks, traditional tea rooms and cosy pubs. While the best way to explore the area is on foot there’s much more to do than merely admire the stunning scenery, and what better time to visit than autumn with its resplendent red and golds and there are plenty of things to see and do. WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY Running 22 miles between Northallerton West station and Redmire this lovingly maintained rural railway line passes through pretty market towns, sleepy small villages, resplendent woodland and traditional farmland. Relax with

a coffee and watch the world pass you by as you explore stops en route such as Bedale and Redmire. Steam trains sometimes run on this historic line too (please see website for details) which is always the icing on the cake for any rail enthusiast. MARKET DAY Markets have been held in these parts since the days of the Doomsday Book and in the twenty-first century they’re as popular as ever.


WEEKEND AWAY - YORKSHIRE HISTORIC CASTLES This area is full of history and has two of the best castles in the whole of the land. Bolton Castle, near the village of Castle Bolton, is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles in the country and bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history. The castle is still in the private ownership of Lord Bolton, the direct descendant of the castle’s original owner Sir Richard le Scrope. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for six months in 1568. Go and visit. You might learn something. No day out in the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to Middleham Castle. Once the childhood home of Richard III this ancient seat of power was at the centre of British governance for centuries. Although these days the castle is roofless, extensive remains of the fortified palace still survive, making Middleham a fascinating castle to explore. STUNNING WATERFALLS Rainfall on the high peaks that look down on Wensleydale’s pretty valleys ensures there’s always plenty of water in the rivers to show the waterfalls off at their best. Near the pretty village of Aysgarth the River Ure tumbles over a series of broad limestone steps known as Aysgarth Falls. Although they’re not particularly high in comparison to others in the Dales, the waterfalls are one of Wensleydale’s most famous beauty spots and were even featured in Kevin Costner’s film “Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves. There is a pleasant riverside walk linking the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls which nicely fills a morning. Not quite as famous as Aysgarth further up the Ure, Redmire Falls are just as lovely and something of a secret. On a sunny autumn day, you might just have the falls to yourself! Easiest access is from the pretty hamlet of Swinithwaite on the main Wensleydale road from Leyburn to Hawes. EXPLORING ON FOOT The best way to see Leyburn and Wensleydale is undoubtedly on foot. Here are some ideas for long and short walks, that range from gentle to strenuous. The Wensleydale Way is a new 60-mile walk around Wensleydale, starting and finishing in Leyburn. This is for the more dedicated rambler and takes in all the breath-taking sites of this stunning area. A gentle, five-mile, walk along the limestone escarpment of Leyburn Shawl (a limestone scar that stretches almost two miles west of Leyburn) before returning via Wensley Park, Wensley Falls and Leyburn Old Glebe Nature Reserve.

The Leyburn and Wensley walk, at 7½ miles this may seem a long walk, but, for this area, its climbs are gentle and the stunning views around Wensleydale are well worth making the effort. See: www.welcometoleyburn.co.uk/ for details of routes. LEYBURN Leyburn is famed for its weekly markets taking place every Friday whatever the weather. This gathering is a real traditional local produce market and bustles with locals and visitors alike. Market stalls sell everything from handmade chocolates to fine cheeses, preserves and gluten free cakes. The town also hosts a farmers’ market on the fourth Saturday of every month. Visitors should get there early to secure a parking space or travel by bus or train! MIDDLEHAM Just 2 miles from Leyburn and home to a magnificent medieval castle, Middleham in Wensleydale hosts its weekly market every Sunday. This market has a real old world feel and visitors like to meander around soaking up the history. THE HIGHEST BIDDER – NEW FOR 2017! Why not cap your weekend away in Wensleydale with a tour of the famous Tennants Auction House. Here you will arrive in time for tea and coffee before your visit begins. If you have brought an item for valuation, now is the time to hand it in. Experts will supply the valuation and supporting information before you depart after a restaurant quality lunch. CHEESE, CHEESE AND MORE CHEESE… These days the famous Wensleydale Cheese is made outside the area, but no one can dispute that the best needs to actually come from the dale itself. Wensleydale cheese was first made by French Cistercian monks from the Roquefort region, who had settled in North Yorkshire. Why not stop off at the Hawes Creamery on the way home and buy some cheese which in Yorkshire is best enjoyed with fruit cake or apple pie! Leyburn and Wensleydale Fact File Wensleydale is the dale or upper valley of the River Ure on the east side of the Pennines, and lies within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The dale takes its name from the village of Wensley, once the market town for the dale. Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Bolton Castle but the castle wasn’t big enough to house all her servants! Visitors often come to Wensleydale because of its connection with Richard III, who was brought up in Middleham Castle. In the market place stands a stone carving, believed to be a boar’s head, which represents Richard’s personal standard, the white boar.

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LOCAL WALKS

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WOODLAND WALK The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre. The Woodland Walk provides a beautiful route through 2.6 miles of woodland canopy that can be enjoyed by all levels of ability, from those looking for an interesting run to those wanting a short stroll.

The Woodland Walk provides a beautiful route through 2.6 miles of woodland canopy that can be enjoyed by all levels of ability The understorey is of holly and rhododendron. The later woodland is dominated by alder or poplar, with sycamore, beech and Norway maple. Ground cover is a mixture of bramble, rushes and grass.

At a moderate pace the full route can be completed in approximately 1.5 hours. However, there are lots of clearly signed points at which you can join or leave the walk to suit your day.

The University has established a 10 year Management Plan 2010 - 2020 to help implement a number of measures to continue to enable the woodlands to develop.

The trail includes varying unsurfaced terrain so suitable outdoor footwear should be worn.

The woodlands and surrounding parklands support and provide important habitats for a number of species including: 290 different species of plants and animals; 120 bird species; 3 species of bat and even roe deer are seen in the woodlands from time to time. Throughout the seasons you will encounter many things of interest in the woodland, these include: snowdrops in spring; a carpet of blue bells in May; wild garlic in June; woodland ferns in the summer and a variety of interesting fungi in the autumn.

The Bigforth Estate sporting woodland was planted in 1841 and forms the heart of the University woodlands. Later additions were planted during the 1960’s to offer shelter and screening for the new emerging campus. In the older developed woodland, beech is predominate along with some oak with self-sown sycamore and elm forming much of the sub-canopy.

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Maybe you’ve had an injury and the issue had been resolved, however something may have tightened or you are concerned the healing process. Maybe you have an issue that is not 100% curable. Sometimes, unfortunately, this may be the case, but life does not have to be defined by a chronic injury and you certainly don’t have to just put up with it!

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LANCASTER HOCKEY CLUB

By Rob Bullock

going from strength to strength For a sports club a new season always bring new challenges. But the team at Lancaster Hockey Club are looking forward to their best year ever! The 2016/17 season was a highly successful one for Lancaster Hockey Club but if pre-season training and competitions are anything to go by then this year is going to be even better. “Pre-season has gone well for us,” reports Club Captain Leighan Bleasdale, “in fact we’ve just won a pre-season competition at Longridge Hockey Club. So that’s a good start.” Lancaster Hockey Club doesn’t just look to help the players become the best they can, they also encourage non-playing members to achieve the highest possible standards in their own chosen field. Members who chose umpiring are encouraged to become the best officials they can and those who chose coaching are supported to help them achieve their maximum potential in that particular area of the sport. “All parts of the game are vitally important. Playing, umpiring, coaching and administration so we encourage members to become the best they can whatever area of the sport they chose. It’s actually in our constitution,” explains Leighan, “that all members are encouraged to achieve their very best in the sport of hockey, be it our children members, young people and adult members, whether they want to play, umpire, coach or get involved in administration. We’re all about supporting each other. That’s what Lancaster Hockey Club is all about and that’s why were so successful.” “Some clubs just focus on the social side of the sport,” says Leighan, “which is perfectly reasonable and has appeal for some people. Some clubs focus on just the performance. If it works for them then that’s fine. But, here at Lancaster Hockey Club we do both. We’ve got an excellent social calendar and our teams from juniors to seniors at whatever level take the game extremely seriously. We’ve got some great umpires, coaches and administrators. It’s a big team effort.” Anyone who knows the club will tell you that Lancaster Hockey Club is a busy place and it offers something for everyone, all ages and abilities; “we’ve got a junior team, the fourth and

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third teams, and the second and first team. We’re always encouraging players to be aiming to go up to the next level from wherever they’re at.” The fourth, third and second teams play in the Lancashire leagues but the first team plays in the North league; “playing in the north can involve quite a bit of travelling,” says the Club Captain, who is like the club’s Chief Executive and takes care of the day to day running of things, “last year our first team had to travel up to Morpeth in Northumberland, which is a long way. But this year the furthest is Carlisle just up the M6, so it’s not too bad.” Although pre-season began in August, the season proper didn’t start until 23rd September. But from now on Leighan and the members have a busy weekly schedule; “Our week starts on a Tuesday evening with training, the juniors train for an hour, mainly doing pitch drills. The third and fourth team train for ninety minutes – half an hour of fitness training, and an hour of pitch practice. The first and second team do train very intensely and a lot of our players do their own fitness work.” The future looks rosy for Lancaster Hockey Club, new players are always encouraged to join and will receive a warm welcome at their Tuesday night training sessions. You don’t have to play either. If new members do not wish to play in weekend games or can’t due to work commitments then members are welcome to attend training sessions to benefit with improved fitness and from the wonderful social scene at the club. Special Offer - Recommend a friend. If you recommend a friend and they become a full member, you will receive three matches FREE! Please see website for details www.lancasterhockeyclub.co.uk

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FESTIVE FUN RUN Come along on Wednesday 27th December and join take part in the Festive Fun Run, which is suitable for all abilities, families and fun runners. Wednesday December 27th at 11am will see the start of the popular annual Christmas Festive Fun Run from the Lancaster & Morecambe AC club house on the athletics track at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, near Lancaster. Entries are welcome at any time. It is aimed at families and fun runners as well as more regular competitors. There will be a great atmosphere and a festive medal for all finishers. Entries are only £3.50, with an extra £1.50 for registrations on the day. The route is flat and around 4k. We expect there to be a number of spot prizes on the day too, sponsored by local companies and organisations. Any queries to Jayne Perry on email: Jayne_p@yahoo.com or tel: 07752 736612 Entry forms from www.ukresults.net £3.50 Entries on the day £5. Medals to all finishers.

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MORE THAN NINETY YEARS OF SERVICE! Bay Dental has been operating since 1926 and for more than ninety years, providing the best advice and highest quality treatment to their clients. Bay Dental was first opened as a family dental practice in Lancaster in 1925 by Thomas Millet and while today the practice is run by principals Mr Neil Entwistle and Mr Mark Brickles, the property still remains in the Millett family. Regular dental examinations every six months, ideally, are very important to the health of your mouth and help you to maintain healthy teeth and gums. The dentist also checks soft tissues for early signs of mouth cancer and other soft tissue diseases. Having a check-up allows your dentist to keep an eye on things in your mouth. They can then take small measures to prevent the problems from becoming serious. Twenty minutes every six months is not a lot of time to spend to keep your mouth fit and healthy. According to a spokeswoman from Bay Dental, “prevention is definitely better than cure!” Bay Dental has four dentists, two partners and two associates, one therapist (whose work is similar to a hygienist except that she’s qualified to do small procedures such as small fillings, and a team of dental nurses and an administration team who make sure everything runs smoothly. Bay Dental are particularly proud of their ‘local’ dentist. Dr Rachel Butterworth is Lancaster born and bred, attending Moorside Primary School and Lancaster Girls Grammar School before training at the University of Central Lancashire. Dr Butterworth is definitely a shining light in local dentistry! Outside of the profession, Rachel, teaches children acrobatic gymnastics at a club in Lancaster.

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MORE THAN NINETY YEARS OF SERVICE! As well as preventative dentistry they also provide teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry to give you a more confident smile. But did you know that what you drink can also affect your smile. A recent report by Dr Mervyn Druian from the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry highlighted the dangers of drinking too much fizzy wine, especially for ladies; “Women especially enjoy Prosecco,” he says, “but unlike wine, which you often have with a meal, it is very easy to just keep sipping Prosecco and have a few glasses without noticing. It is acidic and it has sugar in it so, while a few glasses are fine, if you drink too much of it you are going to have a problem.” If you want a bit of help to get glistening white teeth, make an appointment for a consultation on 015242 32639 or by email enquiries@baydental.co.uk Denplan – making quality dental treatment affordable. Everyone knows that dental treatments and check-ups can be costly, but you don’t need to let this put you off getting the right treatment for your teeth. Once the patient is dentally fit they offer Denplan, which means you won’t need to pay outright for your treatment; instead, you can spread the cost of your personal dental care, making it more palatable. As well as being dedicated to the oral health of their patients, partners Dr Neil Entwistle and Dr Mark Brickles are raising money for ‘Together for Shorter Lives’ by cycling the route of the famous TT Bike race in the Isle of Man this autumn. They’ll be testing their powers of endurance to the absolute limit as the cycle ride takes place over one twenty-four-hour period! Please see www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk for details of how to donate to Neil and Mark’s marathon effort for this wonderful charity. Let’s hope they’re still smiling when they cross the line after a full day on the road!

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HEARTBEAT NORTH WEST

Heartbeat is a Lancashire based Charity that has been established for over 39 years, we support over 900 people every week across the North West who are living with or are at a high risk of developing heart disease, through a specialist, GP led cardiac rehabilitation programme.

The Heartbeat programme is tailored for each individual and initially runs for a nine month period although many clients stay for longer. As well as Rehabilitation we also undertake educational programmes which raise awareness and highlight the importance of looking after yourself and taking regular exercise. Recent statistics show that the prevalence of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Type 2 Diabetes is higher in the North of the county compared to the South NHS, 2012) and the health of children in Lancashire is generally worse than the England average. Health habits are established in childhood and continue into adult life and heart disease still tends to be thought of as a man’s disease with little recognition of its importance in women, yet it kills more women than breastcancer in the UK (Her at heart,2013). Sadly over 200 people die every day from CVD. Heartbeat NWCC is committed to raise the awareness of the modifiable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease in order to help lower the higher that average incidence of cardiovascular disease statistics in the North West of England. We do this through our school PSHE workshop programme and adult community workshops. In 2016 we visited 3,504 children and 21 community groups in the Lancashire area with plenty more workshops planned for 2017 and 2018.

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Fundraising is essential to our survival here at Heartbeat as we receive no external funding from the NHS or otherwise. To allow us to provide the standard of service we do we need to raise over 1 million every year. We have a fabulous team of volunteers who work tirelessly on our behalf and we are always on the look out to add to this team. We also welcome visitors to Heartbeat as it is vital for people to see what it is we actually do. Events are planned throughout the year and these are generally advertised through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/heartbeatnw/?ref=settings and website http://www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk/. Our next big event will be our Christmas Extravaganza at Heartbeat. Everyone is welcome and what better way to get in the festive spirit! We have several corporate supporters who fundraise throughout the year for us, if you think Heartbeat could be Charity of The Year for your company please get in touch, together we can raise awareness of heart health and help local people affected by heart disease. If you would like to undertake any fundraising to support Heartbeat or have any questions please contact Jillian or Lisa on 01772 717 147 or email Jillian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

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FOOD & DRINK: HELPING OTHERS

MORECAMBE BAY FOODBANK The Morecambe Bay Foodbank started off five years ago in a Methodist church with an empty store cupboard. The idea was to give out food to needy people in the area. Five years on, The Morecambe Bay Foodbank, now part of The Trussell Trust network of UK Foodbanks collects and distributes around four tonnes a month of food to people living in poverty around Morecambe Bay and last year gave out 3741 emergency three-day food parcels. The Foodbank’s success is down to the determination and hard work of a band of volunteers, led by Annette Smith, Foodbank manager. She and her team have developed policies, procedures and positive relationships across the area with both agencies and local businesses and individuals who contribute. The whole team of over 40 including Annette are unpaid volunteers, contributing over 250 hours weekly to the Foodbank. A team of volunteers arrive at the Foodbank twice each week to sort, pack, label and distribute food, and most importantly to provide a listening ear to people who come to collect food parcels. People who previously had nowhere to go for help are now able to come to the Foodbank when they are referred by other agencies, such as social workers, the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau or local schools. These agencies and organisations hold red vouchers which allow someone to collect a food parcel from the Foodbank which is open on Tuesdays and Fridays, week in, week out. From September 2017 the local Citizens Advice Bureau will also be working in partnership with the Foodbank when it is open to offer further advice and help to people in need. The Foodbank has recently moved to a new home within the West End Community Centre in Morecambe to give it more room for storage and a new board of trustees has been established with the view to setting up a new charity, independent from the Methodist Church which founded it, to ensure robust governance and management. WHERE CAN I DONATE FOOD? Donation points for the Foodbank are located around the Morecambe Bay area, in local supermarkets, cafes and even in a doctor’s surgery. Local businesses such as Greggs, Bookers, Tesco and M&S also contribute food to the food bank as and when they can. Teams of volunteers collect food twice a week from our donation points kindly hosted by Sainsburys, Asda and Tesco locally, and many donors also arrange regular supermarket deliveries direct to the Foodbank. All the food received is weighed, dated, sorted and carefully stored so that it can then be used to make up food parcels. The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists in order to formulate a balanced and healthy selection of food that goes into each box, and the Morecambe Bay Foodbank relies on Facebook to post updates about which items they are particularly short of, so that each and every box contains the food needed to feed someone and their family for three days. Also included

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Please can you HELP LOCAL PEOPLE in poverty? where possible are toiletries (such as shower gel, feminine hygiene products, tooth brushes and toothpaste) and nappies, baby milk and wipes and pet food when needed. “The great general public are astonishingly generous to us” says Annette, manager of the Foodbank for the last five years. “We are constantly amazed by how responsive people are when we are short of things, and how quickly our donation points fill up, especially at Christmas and Easter when things are really hard for families living in poverty. We just couldn’t do what we do without the generosity of local people.” The Foodbank is now launching a new gift card campaign in the run up to Christmas, to ask people to buy and send in supermarket gift cards, so that volunteers can buy things that are needed when the Foodbank is short of crucial items. “We are always short of various things, so a donation of a gift card is a life saver for us” says Annette. You can find out more on www.morecamebay. foodbank.org.uk or at their Facebook Page by searching for ‘Morecambe Bay Foodbank’. If you’d like to donate a supermarket gift card, please send it to Annette Smith, Morecambe Bay Foodbank, West End Community Centre, Westminster Road, Morecambe LA4 4JE 07591 763 130 info@morecambebay.foodbank.org.uk

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A recipe by Gill from Middle Holly Cottage

CRANBERRY AND ORANGE BUNDT CAKE A lovely cake to make for Christmas, it can easily be prepared in advance and frozen if you wish and will keep for 4-5 days. Why not bake instead of your usual Christmas fruit cake? Ingredients: 225g butter 450g golden caster sugar zest of two oranges 4 medium eggs 350g plain flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp salt 250ml orange yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract 100 g dried cranberries To decorate: Juice of two oranges 200 g icing sugar 100 g cranberries

tin of 10 cups/9 inch diameter or 2.4 litre capacity. Cream the butter, sugar and orange zest until pale and fluffy either by hand or in your mixer. Add the eggs one at a time on a low setting. You’ll see the mix get noticeably fluffier. In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Mix the yogurt and any extracts together in a jug.

Preheat the oven to gas 4/180c or fan 160c Grease and line your 9” tin or flour your bundt tin – ingredient quantities are based on an average bundt

Sift in 1/3 of the dry ingredients, followed by 1/2 of the liquid. Repeat until all the flour and liquid is used up. Fold it in gently. The last 1/3 of the dry ingredients must be the last to be added... Over-mixing at this stage will make

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a dense cake and may cause air channels, this can ruin the shape of a decorative bundt. Add in the dried cranberries. Give it all a quick mix by hand for about 10 hand seconds, or until smooth. Pour the mix into a greased and floured tin. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. It’s stable from about an hour in if you want to check or turn it around. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin. Serve with your choice of topping! I used glace icing made with orange juice and icing sugar, topped with orange zest and cranberries. Why not use a drop of Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Brandy? It is for Christmas!!

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FOOD & DRINK

By Rob Bullock

AUTUMN CRUMBLE To me autumn is the best time for local food in our area and you can’t get any better than blackberry and apple crumble. It’s so easy to make, cheap, nutritious and always tastes amazing. But remember, when you’re picking your blackberries leave some for the birds, they need them to help survive winter. Thankfully this year we’ve got another bumper crop, so there’s plenty to go around.

BLACKBERRY AND APPLE CRUMBLE 4 large cooking apples (or a mixture of cooking or eating apples – just use what you’ve got), peeled, cored and cut into big chunks. 1 tbsp water 3 tbsp sugar 225g fresh or (if you’ve popped you hedge row harvest into the freezer) frozen blackberries. For the crumble: 170g flour (plain or self-raising or you can use a mixture of flour and porridge oats if you like) 75g spread, margarine or butter 75g sugar (white or demerara or a mixture.) Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4 Put the apple chunks, water and sugar into a saucepan over a low heat and cook until the apples are soft and mushy. This should take about ten minutes. While cooking, stir it every minute or so to prevent sticking. Taste and add more sugar if it needs it (some people prefer their crumbles sweet, others, sharp.) but remember, not to burn your mouth. Transfer the cooked apple compote into individual bowls or one big pie dish and allow to cool slightly. Stir the berries into the apples For the crumble: Rub the spread, margarine or butter into the flour (and oats if you’re using them – they can add a nice rough texture) until it resembles very coarse breadcrumbs. Don’t over work your crumble. You can be rough with it and it will turn out much nicer. If you rub it too much the crumble will be soggy and not crunchy. Gently add the sugar, retaining a little to sprinkle on top. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the slightly cooled fruit and place on a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes for small crumbles or 30-45 mins for larger crumbles. Serve your crumble warm with custard, cream or ice cream and let it remind you of everything good about autumn.


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AVOIDING RENT ARREARS By Andrew Parkinson, owner of Parkinson Properties

Sunderland Point. For those of you who don’t know about Sunderland Point, it is one of our area’s most beautiful treasures. It’s a stunning outcrop of land where the land meets the sea, a place where the horizon is that bit closer than for the rest of us, a small part of our area where time moves a little more slowly. For many centuries, the inhabitants of Sunderland Point have relied on the sea for their livelihood and the sight of fishing boats and nets provides a snapshot of an industry inextricably linked with the environment. Centuries old fishing industry. The secret of Sunderland Point’s seclusion can Dagger Photography 74©Nick Lancaster District Magazine

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be attributed in part to it being cut off from the mainland twice a day by the high tide. But, it is this isolation which is contributing to the demise of the small-scale Morecambe Bay fishing industry that has operated from its sleepy shores for centuries as locals feel their livelihoods are being strangled by lawmakers in London. “Fishing is part of the history of this place,” says local Fisherman Trevor Owen, “and it’s important that we keep this tradition alive. It’s a tradition which is unique to this place and once it’s gone then it’s gone forever. The people in London can’t see how important fishing is to this place.” A unique place. Everyone knows that Morecambe Bay is, in itself, a truly unique place, but within this large tidal bay lie small pockets of ecology that are to be found nowhere else.

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CAN FISHING AT SUNDERLAND POINT BE SAVED? There are places where plants, animals and fish are to be found that cannot be found anywhere else. Sunderland Point is one of those places. SUNDERLAND POINT For those of you who don’t know about Sunderland Point, it is one of our area’s most beautiful treasures. It’s a stunning outcrop of land where the land meets the sea, a place where the horizon is that bit closer than for the rest of us, a small part of our area where time moves a little more slowly. For many centuries, the inhabitants of Sunderland Point have relied on the sea for their livelihood and the sight of fishing boats and nets provides a snapshot of an industry inextricably linked with the environment. CENTURIES OLD FISHING INDUSTRY The secret of Sunderland Point’s seclusion can be attributed in part to it being cut off from the mainland twice a day by the high tide. But, it is this isolation which is contributing to the demise of the small-scale Morecambe Bay fishing industry that has operated from its sleepy shores for centuries as locals feel their livelihoods are being strangled by lawmakers in London.

unique to this place and once it’s gone then it’s gone forever. The people in London can’t see how important fishing is to this place.” A UNIQUE PLACE Everyone knows that Morecambe Bay is, in itself, a truly unique place, but within this large tidal bay, lie small pockets of ecology that are to be found nowhere else. Sunderland Point is one of those places. Sunderland Point is a tiny hamlet perched on the southern extremity of the peninsula separating the Lune estuary from Morecambe Bay. At high tide, the land forms a narrow strip of earth that is almost totally surrounded by water, in fact, the one road in and out is completely submerged leading to warnings for anyone who is not totally familiar with the area to seek out advice before going to the point.

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WARNING! Tide tables should be consulted before visiting Sunderland Point. Both the causeway and car park are likely to be under several feet of water for 1 to 2 hours before and after high tide. DANGER. DO NOT TAKE THE RISK!

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FISHING HISTORY It is natural that in such an isolated coastal setting fishing has played a vital part in the livelihood of the inhabitants ever since people have lived on the Point. But earning a living from the sea is becoming harder; “Twenty years ago, there were over twenty boats,” explains Trevor, who at 71 can remember the days when fishing wasn’t as tightly controlled by the government legislation, “today there are two. And the youngest of the fishermen who work here are in their fifties. There are no youngsters coming into the industry and who could blame them? Licenses are expensive and complicated to get and the quotas are restricting. It’s sad but true, fishing from Sunderland Point is dying.” FISHING RESTRICTIONS Whilst salmon, sea trout, mullet and shrimps (which are doing well this year) are fished from Sunderland Point it is the restrictions on bass that have caused the greatest damage to the industry. “The Marine Management Organisation has severely limited what bass we can catch,” says Trevor who is the Chairman of the Morecambe and Heysham Fishing Association, “now we can

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only catch large fish but they’ve not changed the net specifications so smaller fish that are caught have to be thrown back dead. The regulations just don’t make sense.” The Marine Management Organisation couldn’t be contacted for comment but in a recent article in the magazine Fishing News an MMO spokesman defended the restrictions; “The regulation has imposed restrictive bass measures due to the perilous state of the stock and the need to take significant steps to halt the decline. It is therefore necessary to ensure that the capacity of the fleet does not increase and that the UK takes measures which contribute to a sustainable bass fishery for the future.” HOW TO SAVE FISHING FROM SUNDERLAND POINT? “The whole system need to be simplified,” says Trevor, “make getting licences easier and much cheaper. There’s not a lot of money to be made in fishing so paying for an expensive fishing licence is just not economically viable. If something doesn’t change very soon, then fishing in this part of Morecambe Bay will die out completely.” If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Sunderland Point, please email sunderlandpoint@hotmail.co.uk or visit the Sunderland Point website www.sunderlandpoint.org

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Because of its extra bulky size it will never find its way into blends, as the grinding would be so irregular but on the up-side we’ve found that it makes a fantastic Single Origin espresso, with again a little more adjustment needed on the dialling in.

J. Atkinson & Co brings us a fantastic Single Origin espresso, Pacamara which has a nostalgic family connection. Time to re-discover the nuance & elegance of this classic El Salvadorian bean! In this historic coffeeproducing country, with some family farms stretching back four or five generations, they grow & prepare some cracking versions of the top Specialty Cultivars: Their Typicas are consistently generous. Their Bourbons are famous for their sweetness. But it is their Pacamaras of which they are most proud. The Pacamara is the nation’s Signature Bean!

near Santa Ana, which might explain his affiliation to this bean of his Terroir. It was in the auspicious year of 1958, as a newborn baby took his first breath in a small town in the North of England, that the Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research began a breeding improvement programme for their top coffees. By artificially crossing the Paca & Red Maragogype varietals it resulted in this outstanding hybrid that we know today by the first four letters of each parent: PACAMARA. The proud parents back in Lancashire, were of course, my

The Genesis of this Exotic Superstar dates back to the garden of Alfonse Paca at Finca San Rafael in 1949. This is a neighbouring farm to Miguel Menendez on the shoulder of the volcanic Apeneca Ilamatapec range

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A floral aroma is probably one of the main characteristics of Pacamara’s dry fragrance. On the cupping table it develops other attributes such as dark sweet chocolate on the crust, with a ripple of soft fruits such as apricot, peach and mango emerging through the break and although this coffee is Washed through water channels, called “correteos” it is then dried on African beds, called “perhuelas” giving us a light green apple malic acidity perceptible with the first sip. The mouthfeel is full and buttery and it develops a long and sustained finish with nutty and spiced notes, usually clove, cinnamon & vanilla. What’s not to like, huh? - “You like a my Pacamara?” - Like we said, it’s an Exotic Superstar...


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The new Cabin, which has been built in the grounds of Country Harvest, has been created by Sam and she travelled to Holland earlier in the year to source many of the new ranges on sale. They include colour schemes for every home, from a subtle Scandinavian look to full on glitter! Owls, swans and reindeer are also prominent themes alongside traditional snowmen and Father Christmases. There’s something for every budget with decorations starting from just 99p! With a wide range of lighting and artificial Christmas trees on sale, they are an investment for years to come. And just think, no more pine needles to clear up! and there’s a formal opening The Cabin opens on September 1 Christmas tree lights will be lous fabu on November 1 where the entertainment and in the main switched on; there will be family nza with free food tastings. vaga Food Hall and a Christmas Extra

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So many Halloween treats are sweet so we have found you a savory recipe that both children and adults will love!

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12 sausages (meat or vegetarian) 350g ready to roll puff pastry 1 beaten egg to glaze

Pre-cook the sausages according to the instructions provided by the brand you buy) transfer to a plate and leave to cool. Preheat the oven to 200C/180 fan - gas mark 6 Unroll your pastry onto a flat surface. Use a pastry cutter or knife to slide into thin strips. Now simply wrap the strips around your sausages so that they look like mummies bandages, leave a little gap for the eyes. Your wrapping does not have to be neat, infact the more random the better effect. Once all the sausages are wrapped, place on a lightly oiled baking tray side by side. Brush all of the pastry with the beaten egg and place the tray of mummies in the oven for about 20 mins until the pastry has turned a golden colour. Once cooled use cheese & olive piece for the eyes.

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Recipe from Cath at Madam Chocolate

CHOCOLATE MUD CAKES with fudgey worms 75g

Dark chocolate (broken)

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Butter (unsalted) (softened)

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Plain white flour

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Single cream

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Crushed Oreo’s (Mud/dirt) Preheat the oven to (180°C fan, gas mark 6), and line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cases. In a large pan melt the chocolate and butter on a low heat. Stir to prevent burning. Allow this to cool for a few minutes. Stir in the sugar until well mixed. Add the eggs, one at a time, until you have a smooth batter. Sift the baking powder, flour and cocoa into the batter and mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Divide the mixture between the paper cases, about 3/4 full. Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.

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Leave to cool in the tins for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. To make the chocolate frosting, heat the cream in a small saucepan, but do not allow to boil. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and pour the hot cream over it through a fine sieve. Gently stir the cream into the chocolate until the mixture is nice and glossy. Gently mix in the soft butter. Leave to cool completely. Once it is cool, ideally using an electric hand wisk, beat until nice and fluffy. Spread on to the cupcakes with a palette knife or pipe a swirl. To crush the Oreo’s into dirt, place in a food bag and roll over with a rolling pin then poor the dirt onto the cakes. Roll out your fudge into worm shapes and use a cocktail stick to emboss the lines and arrange in the mud!

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THE FINEST VIEW IN ENGLAND

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Autumn is the season for enjoying the best walks our area has to offer. The days are still warm and, hopefully, sunny but it’s not as hot as summer and there are fewer walkers on the trails. One place that’s been a magnet to visitors for centuries is Ruskins View, which can form a lovely autumn afternoon walk along the river in Kirkby Lonsdale. Once described by famous Victorian John Ruskin as ‘the finest view in England and therefore the world’, the vista from the edge of the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin in Kirkby Lonsdale will inspire anyone who takes the trouble to meander the short distance from the Sun Inn on the main street through the churchyard to have a look.

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So impressed was the 19th century art critic, social theorist, painter and poet that he wrote: ‘I do not know in all my country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine.’ In 1875, Ruskin described the panorama as ‘one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world’. And Ruskin was not alone, Turner’s painting of the view is one of his most famous pieces. But the view should not be rushed. So why not take a flask and a sandwich and sit a while to take in the best of what our country has to offer. Parking can be difficult in this pretty town which is a former three times winner of the Britain in Bloom competition and can be busy on market days (Thursday) but a good place to start your inspiring walk is on New Road in the car park opposite the post office.

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LOCAL PLACES Cross the road towards the post office and take the small lane to the right, passing the quaint county library on your left. Passing under an archway you’ll cross the road towards the butcher’s shop and head towards the highly acclaimed Sun Inn.

St Mary’s Church St Mary’s Church is almost a thousand years old and, if walls could speak, could surely tell a tale or two about the worshippers who have passed by over the centuries to see the stunning views it guards. The church yard is a picture regardless of what time of year you pass through but it’s well worth a linger itself, to soak up the peace and tranquillity. From the far corner of the churchyard, follow the signs to Ruskin’s View where the path opens into Church Brow, a promenade high above the River Lune.

Ruskin’s View Behind the church you’ve not far to walk before the view is upon you. There’s a seat to sit and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Lune Valley and Underley Hall – the famous, sublime Ruskin’s View ‘the finest view in England and therefore the world’. Few would disagree.

Devil’s Bridge From Ruskin’s View, you can walk down the Radical Steps to the river and turn right to follow the footpath to the scheduled ancient monument Devil’s Bridge, with its three ribbed medieval arches. Devil’s Bridge at one time carried the Skipton to Kendal road over the River Lune. It dates from around 1370 and legend holds that the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it. When the bridge was finished, the woman threw bread over the bridge and her dog chased after it, thereby outwitting the Devil but the name stuck. There’s a snack bar close to the bridge which is popular amongst bikers. A pretty park area is full of tables and seats so you can take in the impressive arches of the bridge whilst sipping your cuppa. From Devil’s Bridge head north along the side of the A65 before taking a right turn into the town. There’s always something interesting to see as the town is quite unique and largely unspoiled with many shops and white flower bedecked homes, narrow streets, and yards. At the market square, you can turn left up New Road and your car is parked just fifty metres up the hill or you can linger and enjoy some well-earned refreshments in one of the town’s many cafés, pubs or restaurants.

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LOCAL BUSINESS

KITTY BROWN

Clothes and accessories that are purrfect for any occasion! Set in the centre of Carnforth lies the Kitty Brown boutique, a stockist of Seasalt, Adini, Nomads, Lily and Me, Envy Bags and many more brands where shopping is the most purrfectly pleasurable experience imaginable. “At Kitty Brown, we’re more than happy to let people browse quietly,” explains owner Caroline Charnley, “of course we are always there to offer advice if needed but a lot of people like to take their time when choosing clothes so we offer a relaxing, fun environment for our clients.”

If you’d like to organise your very own Kitty Brown fashion show, please contact Caroline on 01524 733243 for more information.

Dress it up or wear it every day Caroline describes the clothes at Kitty Brown as smart casual, but there’s no denying that most of the clothes that they stock can either be dressed up for a formal occasion like a wedding, cruise or party with heels, jewellery or the right accessory while at the same time being perfect for every day wear by teaming them with jeans and pumps.

Customers seem to like Kitty Brown so much they often just pop in to say hello; “they do, clients do often just pop on for a quick chat and a catch up, but they also like to see what new things have arrived!”

Ten glorious years

“Scarves are great and we stock a wide range of them,” says Caroline, “they start from as little as £10, so if you want to dress up an outfit from your wardrobe on a budget then it’s easily done with a scarf!”

Set up more than ten years ago by current owner Caroline and her then business partner Jenny Wheeler, high quality clothes at affordable prices, coupled with excellent advice and a relaxing atmosphere has meant the boutique has gone from strength to strength.

Accessories maketh the clothes The right accessory can undoubtedly make a nice outfit into a stunning one and there are lots to choose from at Kitty Brown; “we’re really excited to announce that we’re about to stock Kipling Bags,” declares Caroline, “they’re really popular and very fashionable.”

“We actually opened Kitty Brown at the beginning of the financial recession,” remembers Caroline, “so if you can get through hard times like that then you know that you’re listening to the needs of your customers.”

Carnforth catwalk Success has been in part due to the popularity of their fashion shows which are also great fundraisers for groups who organise them. “At Kitty Brown, we do a lot of events all around the area from as far afield as Carlisle in the north to Garstang in the south and then over as far as Ingleton in the east. We actually give organising groups 10% of any sales made at the event.” Kitty Brown’s famous fashion shows are increasingly popular with around twenty taking place each season. But why are they so in vogue? “Our shows are popular,” explains Caroline, “because the groups who invite us use their own models, themselves! So, they can see our beautiful clothes on themselves and their friends, on real, beautiful women not models!”

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Autumn collections What’s in fashion this season? “This autumn we’ve got a lot of beautiful clothes in stock that I’m sure existing and new clients will love. There is a lot of seasonal warm red colours as well as greys and teal.”

Looking ahead to Spring “We’re already looking ahead to spring. For next year blue will continue to be the perfect colour to complement the British complexion but we will also see lots of red, pinks and yellows. Natural fabrics such as cottons and linens will be popular and we’re proud to announce that we will be stocking Weird Fish clothes from next spring.” So, if you want quality at a good price why not pop in to Kitty Brown, you might find you can’t resist returning again and again and again…

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Diamond Engagement Ring, Handmade b y B r o w n & N e w i r t h , Fr o m £ 78 0 . L i f e t i m e g u a ra n t e e & f r e e p e r s o n a l e n g ra v i n g S I LV E R T R E E J E W E L L E R Y. CO. U K 67 P e n n y S t r e e t , L a n c a s t e r T E L : 0152 4 8 4710 0 Tu r q u o i s e a n d S i l v e r D ra g o n f l y Pendant and Chain £36 S i l v e r S a t i n Fl o w e r E a r r i n g s b y J a va D e s i g n s £15 .9 5

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THE PERFECT GIFTS AT EXPRESSIONS This Autumn is a very exciting time for Expressions of Lancaster. Big changes are coming. Expressions are very proud to announce the brilliant news that they are now official Cath Kidston stockists! Not only are they stockists, but they are the only official stockists in Lancaster! Nowhere else in Lancaster will you be able to find Cath Kidston bags. In perfect timing for Christmas, their products range from the brand-new range of statement handbags to children’s accessories. This arrival of Cath Kidston is just what Lancaster needs to help bring more people into the town and help increase the footfall in the shopping centre. Not only are Expressions celebrating the launch of their new range, but also formally welcoming Stephanie Whiteway as an official co-owner of the business alongside Linda Thomas. Last May, Stephanie joined the team as manager as Jeff decided it was time to retire. A year on, Linda and Jeff are thrilled to welcome Stephanie as an official part owner of Expressions. Throughout the year Stephanie and Linda have been

working hard together, bringing in new brands and designers such as Ted Baker and Cath Kidston to help the business continue to grow and develop. Stephanie has also been busy in the piercing studio as the number of piercings coming through the door has never been so high! Expressions also have their new Autumn/Winter range of Katie Loxton in store. As Katie Loxton is becoming ever more popular, the brand has expanded their products and released a brand-new range of stunning silver bracelets, handbags, purses and baby blankets. Katie Loxton’s sister company, Joma Jewellery has also expanded their well-loved range of ‘Little’ bracelets, releasing new styles and messages, making the perfect sentimental gift for Christmas. Reaching out to more male customers, Expressions are also stocking a range of men’s toiletries from Fuzzy Duck by Baylis and Harding and have increased their selection of men’s Ted Baker stationery. So we’re sure you will find the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas at Expressions.

Expressions of Lancaster do Christmas in style with their ever-popular personalised bauble collection, festive ornaments and home accessories whilst still offering a wide variety of designer jewellery, women’s accessories and handbags. They are also home to Lancaster’s longest established ear and body piercing studio.

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Brand new Sterling Silver collection from Katie Loxton makes the perfect gift for someone special or collect and stack them to make your own sparkling wrist stack. £39.99

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AFTERNOON at 2.30pm 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th 23rd, 24th & 26th December EVENING at 7.30pm 8th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd 27th, 28th & 29th December


LOCAL AUTUMN BEAUTY Rob Bullock shares 4 places to visit to admire the Autumn colours, all local to the Lancaster District. Thwaite Brow Woods – Bolton le Sands

My Nan was always adamant about seeing autumn tints, why did she have to ride up into the Lake District, she would say, when they were just as beautiful on her doorstep. And, like all Nan’s, she’s was right about that and a lot of other things! Why, when we live in an area blessed with beautiful woodland do we have travel somewhere else to see them when they’re at their most stunning? The Lancaster District is at its best as the colours of autumn make a show. Ruby reds and glorious golds… Autumn is the season when nature’s pallet is at its most resplendent. Red and gold leaves rustle in the gentle breeze, birds and small mammals busy themselves as they prepare for the colder months ahead, weirdly shaped fungi and the smell of damp mosses fill our nostrils. And our sensations are stimulated at a time when the sun is still warm enough to give visitors a real sense of well-being and being close to nature. Our area is blessed Our area is well blessed with small and large woodlands, woods in the middle of our towns and cities and in the countryside, new plantations and spooky older ancient areas, hedgerows and forests. We have even got unique coastal wooded areas too. We’ve really got it all and, at the moment, they’re at their most gorgeous. A small selection of some of the best places to see autumn tints in our area.

This small wood offers good walks and stunning views of Morecambe Bay and is at its best in the autumn. This 14-acre wood is tended by the Thwaite Brow Woods Conservation Project and volunteer helpers are always welcome. The Fairfield Millennium Green and Community Orchard A wonderful example of an autumn delight on our doorstep. It’s just a couple of minutes’ walk along a public footpath leading from the end of Sunnyside Lane in Lancaster. This 2.2-acre parcel of city centre woodland is packed with fruit trees (apple, pear, cherry, damson, plum, greengage, medlar, crab apple), nut trees (hazel, walnut, chestnut) and other native trees and bushes which provide sustenance for eyes as well as belly this autumn. Aughton Woods Situated five miles north east of Lancaster, between Aughton and Caton, Aughton Woods enjoy the peace and solitude of a wood in a remote rural location. It is a good example of an older wooded area as it is classed as an ancient semi-natural woodland – it’s not been managed for almost one hundred years – and has around thirty examples of abandoned charcoal hearths. As you walk around the woods you can almost hear the ghosts of the people who made their living from the ancient trees. October is one of the best times to soak up the atmosphere of such a peaceful place. Grubbins Wood Just half a mile from the centre of Arnside lies the stunning Grubbins Wood which is an example of coastal woodland. This limestone wood provides shade for many species of ferns and, if you’re wondering what the large mounds on the woodland floor are, they’re the home to southern wood ants. In autumn, the Lancastrian Whitebeam is full of its succulent bright red berries. Always remember to tell someone where you intend to go walking, whatever time of year or weather you go out in!

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WHAT’S ON: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

Until 15th December- LANCASTER Ruskin Library Exhibition

8th October- CATON Gresgarth Hall Gardens Open Day

On Home Ground: Ruskin in England and Scotland. Open 10am-4pm Mon-Fri. Lancaster University 01524 593587

OCT/NOV - CARNFORTH Craft Courses

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

Family fun, come along and watch the action and excitement on the track. Shop, toilets & refreshments. LAST RACE OF THE YEAR.

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

12th October - GARSTANG Ukulele Song Night

www.rowantreecrafts.co.uk 07590 60507

7.30pm at Tithebarn Gastropub PR3 1PA. £9 per person in advance includes a hot supper. Tickets from St John’s Shop Garstang. All proceeds to St John’s Hospice.

1-29th October - LEIGHTON MOSS Creatures of the Night Family Trail Drop in between 9.30 am-4 pm Bring your team and take part in this selfled family trail. Half price entry see p45.

Tickets: Gillian 01995 602246

www.rspb.org.uk 01524 701601

12th - 16th October Lancaster Music Festival

6th October LANCASTER Talks at The Dementia Hub

Last year over five hundred performances at over forty venues brought an estimated 70,000 individual visits to the city.

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

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14th & 15th October LANCASTER St John’s Hospice Christmas Sale

7th & 8th October - MORECAMBE West End Weekend

10am-4pm Saturday & 11am 2pm Sunday. Free entry, Christmas shopping & refreshments.

of the month 1.30pm- 3.30pm www.

Live music, fun, picnic, facepainting, markets, art trail, storytelling, dance & more.

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19th October - MORECAMBE Sean Gash: A Journey of Determination.

See page 102 for more information.

7th October - ELLEL VILLAGE HALL Ladies Fashion Show & Pop up shop Doors open 1pm, show starts 1.30pm. Charity raffle for St John’s Hospice.

No fear on wheels - paralised Sean shares his future plans and what motivates him.

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8th October - WARTON Warton Stock Car Racing

21st October - LANCASTER 25yr Celebration Open Day Join in the celebrations, Live performances, stalls and refreshments. Pop in anytime for a tour. 11am 3.30pm. Westborne Rd LA1 5EF

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

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22nd October - WARTON Warton Stock Car Racing

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25th October - LANCASTER Lancaster Walks & Tours Guided Tours of the historic city of Lancaster. Every Wednesday at 2pm. www.lancasterwalksandtours.co.uk

25th - 31st October - CARNFORTH Halloween Cupcake Decorating

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A week of cooking workshops for children. See page 83. 07908 110773 Madam Chocolate at Greenlands Farm

3rd November 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 St John’s Hospice – First Friday of the month 1.30pm- 3.30pm www.thebaydementiahub.org

3rd & 4th November - LANCASTER Light Up Lancaster Festival Join us for another magical festival of light, art and fireworks. www.lightuplancaster.co.uk

4th November - INGLETON Sherlock Holmes Play The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes play at 7.30pm St Mary’s Chjrch, Ingleton. See page 113.

10th November - MORECAMBE Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Night - Animal Care 7.30pm - midnight. Drinks, Music, Pies, Raffle & Tombola. £20 per person. Tickets from Animal Care, Lancaster. Information Faye 01524 65495


EVENTS LOTS MORE EVENTS ON LANCASTERDISTRICT.CO.UK

11th November - ARNSIDE Peace in our Time Take time out to experience real peace through meditation in beautiful surroundings overlooking the Kent Estuary. 10.15am - 1pm (optional lunch until 2.15pm) £12-15 www.meditationinlancaster.org 01524 596108

11th November - LANCASTER Chilli Fiesta Ashton Hall, Lancaster. FREE ENTRY, donations to charity. Bringing together the best chilli producers around. www.chillifest.net

. - LANCASTER 11th November Haffner Orchestra Lancaster’s own symphony orchestra performs, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Ives under our new conductor. 7.30pm www.haffnerorchestra.org 01524 582394

12th November - CATON Gresgarth Hall Gardens Open Day Price £8 per adult, accompanied children free. No dogs. Teas and refreshments available. Last open day of the year. Gresgsarth Hall, Caton 01524 771838

18-25th November MORECAMBE Bridal House White Week SALE

26th November - LANCASTER FIKA Winter Shopping Day

312 Lancaster Road, Morecambe, LA4 6LY

Slow down and appreciate the good things in life with Arteria’s FIKA shopping day. 123pm. See page 88.

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24th & 25th November MORECAMBE Art Exhibition & Craft Stalls

2nd & 3rd December - COCKERHAM Art Exhibition & Craft Fair FREE admission to the exhibition and craft fair. Ellel Village Hall, Galgate. See page 106

5pm-8pm Fri & 11am - 4pm Sat. Unique Christmas gifts, cakes stall, raffle, craft beer & gin stalls. £1 entry. Proceeds to the church & charity.

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2nd December - LANCASTER St John’s Hospice Christmas Fair

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10am - 4pm, fabulous Christmas fun for all the family. Christmas trees, mince pies, mulled wine, refreshments and gifts to buy.

24th 25th 26th November Lancaster Brewery Christmas Market

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Stalls, crafts, kids fun, food & drink. Free Parking & Free entry. 3-9pm at Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Rd, LA1 3LA

2nd - 29th December - LANCASTER Dick Whittington Family Pantomime

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A family pantomine adventure.

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3rd December - COCKERHAM Kurloon Crafts Demo Day

26th November - LANCASTER BID- Christmas Light Switch On

10am - 4pm. Free admission.Refreshments including light lunches. Make & Take £ 1pm-5pm. Ellel Village Hall, Galgate. See page 106.

1.30pm-6pm in the Market Square, with special Santa event. See p69 www.lancasterbid.org

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RUSKIN LIBRARY Until 15 December 2017 On Home Ground: Ruskin in England and Scotland

Gallery opening times, during exhibitions: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm (closed weekends) ADMISSION FREE ENQUIRIES 01524 593587 Location: at Lancaster University, On A6, south of Lancaster

Saturday 2nd December 2017 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

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GARSTANG ARTIST Emma Underwood Blossoming Art members are primarily local Lancashire amateur Artists, we hold four exhibitions a year, the next one being the weekend of 1st and 2nd December at Ellel Village Hall. One of the local artists we are proud to introdce is Emma Underwood. Garstang based artist Emma Underwood, one of our original members, is a regular exhibitor at art fairs in the Lancashire region and has original works, prints and cards for sale in galleries and shops across the country. Studying art at colleges in Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn, Emma mastered a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oils, acrylics, ceramics, multimedia and photography. As an emerging artist, she is building a strong fan base regionally, nationally and internationally, finding success with her contemporary watercolours of wildlife and animals. Hares, rabbits and highland cows are hugely popular as are the commissioned portraits of pets which has created such demand that a waiting list is in place with many commissioning a series of original works. With a thirst to add more abilities to her skill set, Emma seeks out local artists and craft creators to learn from them through workshops or one-to-one sessions. Said Emma: “Lancashire has so many great artists who are happy to share their knowledge through tuition and mentoring. “From screen printing with Robin Ross at the Old Rock Factory in Blackpool, glass fusing in Lytham with JJ Fused Glass, to pottery & ceramics work with Jane at Fired 4 U in Walton-le-Dale, I’ve experienced the best the region has to offer. “Events like Blossoming Arts’ fairs are a great place to meet and network with other artists and creatives. For those just dipping a toe into the art world or for seasoned exhibitors, you’ll always be received warmly and its great to meet and discuss your art to those who want to buy it.” In addition to paintings, Emma creates ornamental soft rabbits, made from the customers chosen fabric which they can supply themselves, such as an old favourite shirt or blanket – as sentimental keepsakes crafted in her unique style. Alongside her work as an artist, Emma is a mum and a wife and a keen supporter of community activities, a regular contributor to events in her local town of Garstang, lending her artistic talents to the annual May Day parades, helping to create eye-catching and colourful floats for her daughter’s school.

You can see Emma’s work at www.emmaunderwood. co.uk and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Stories of Barry’s amazing achievements during his time as a music and entertainment impresario are featured in his new book, When Rock Went to College, which is co-written by Paul Tomlinson and published by Palatine Books of Lancaster. Former Carnforth school teacher Barry Lucas entered teaching late in life and by doing so came full circle, as it were, in education in our area. But, his route was a Long and Winding Road, full of Rock ‘n’ Roll, some Pinball Wizard via Nutbush City Limits, and the Rivers of Babylon, but, we can be sure that the children Barry taught certainly fared better than those in Pink Floyd’s epic hit, Another Brick in the Wall! Rock and pop puns apart, Barry, a former local teacher, seems to have struck gold whatever he’s done in his career, from university students’ union manager, to music impresario, boxing promoter, political activist to school teacher and our area is all the richer for his refusal to leave us for more exotic climes. “I’ve always been committed to this area, ever since I arrived as a student in the 1960’s,” says Barry. Stories of Barry’s amazing achievements during his time as a music and entertainment impresario are featured in his new book, When Rock Went to College, which is co-written by Paul Tomlinson and published by Palatine

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Books of Lancaster. But had Barry not had a desperate urge to return to his northern roots it could have been very different. “I’m originally a Yorkshire lad,” explains Barry, who is now retired, “but when I was still at school in the 1960s my parents moved down south. I was devastated so, naturally, when I was looking for a university it had to be a northern one. I was desperate to get back up north where I belonged.” LANCASTER, PURELY BY CHANCE… But, Barry’s enrolment at the newly established Lancaster University was more down to good luck than good management; “I was sat in the sixth form common room at school one day and I was filling in my, then, UCCA form. I knew I wanted to study English, but as I’d dropped Latin that meant I couldn’t apply to Leeds or Durham. So, I shouted out, ‘does anyone know of any good unis up north?’ Someone replied ‘Lancaster!’ and the rest is history as they say!”

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Although Barry Lucas has worked with the some of the biggest music acts on the planet in some of the biggest venues what he’s really proud of is a record shop that he helped open in Lancaster, ‘Ear Ere’ “By the time I started at Lancaster it had only been open three years and there had only been three colleges built.” HIS GENERATION ELECTED BARRY... “My Generation literally did elect me!” he laughs, “I enjoyed being at Lancaster University and especially in Lonsdale College, so much so that I stood for election as the college’s Social Secretary and got elected. My first act as secretary was to blow the entire budget, and then some, on a band you may have heard of, The Who!” But Barry’s gamble on the fledgling superstars paid off for him and the University; “The Who were expensive, very expensive but I thought they were worth it. I had to use all my budget and that of a couple of other colleges but the gamble paid off, we sold out, made a profit and it set me up in my career.”

FREE NELSON MANDELA… Branching out further Barry worked with the African National Congress (ANC) when they were trying to get Nelson Mandela released from his imprisonment on Roben Island at the height of South African apartheid. “I spent six years working for the ANC and was honoured to be able to organise the celebratory Viva South Africa concert in London after Mandela’s release.” HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS… Although Barry was offered a chance to work in Singapore in the 1990’s, he turned the opportunity down. He was drawn to his home area and a change of career;

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“I was in my forties,” he explains, “and had I been twenty years younger I would have jumped at the chance to work in Singapore but at that time in my life I wanted to work closer to home. I decided I wanted to do something different so I went back to school and obtained a teaching certificate.”

When he graduated and the University offered Barry the position of full time Entertainments Manager he was doubtful at first:

After working as a supply teacher Barry was asked to join the teaching staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Carnforth where he stayed until he retired in 2011;

“I didn’t think the university management would go for a paid Entertainments Manager let alone the students. But they did and I made a very successful career out of entertainment.”

“I loved teaching. I suppose you could say I came full circle. I started my career in education and finished it there.”

In 1977 Barry was appointed Students’ Union Manager and once again made a financial success of the job, increasing revenues almost ten-fold. “I’m particularly proud of the work I did helping to create the Sugar House over an eight-year period.”

EAR, ERE! Although Barry Lucas has worked with the some of the biggest music acts on the planet in some of the biggest venues what he’s really proud of is a record shop that he helped open in Lancaster, ‘Ear ‘Ere Records:

After fourteen years of success at Lancaster University, in 1984 Barry resigned. And although he moved on to work at some of the biggest venues in the world he always kept our area close to his heart;

“There was a few of us involved so I can’t take all the credit but I’m really proud of ‘Ear ‘Ere Records,” explained Barry, “it was a chart returns shop so we helped with the compiling of the Top 40, it had a direct account with Island Records, which was very unusual, and we got a platinum disc for selling the one millionth copy of Rivers of Babylon by Boney M. We didn’t sell all one million copies,” Barry laughs, “just the one millionth!”

“I was lucky enough to go and work at Knebworth Park,” he explains, “and I was involved in the reforming Deep Purple in 1985 at Knebworth. But I was also involved in saving the Winter Gardens in Morecambe, which was important to me.”

Even now ‘Ear ’Ere is regarded as one of the most influential record shops of all time, “a lot of people remember ‘Ear ’Ere, with a lot of affection,” Barry remembers, “and it’s something I’m proud to have been part of.”

While Barry was promoting Deep Purple, Meat Loaf and the one of the most famous boxing matches of all time, Nigel Benn versus Michael Watson, he was opening a nightclub in Morecambe, The Gardens.

When Rock Went to College: Legends Live at Lancaster University, 1969–1985 by Barry Lucas and Paul Tomlinson is published by Palatine Books, an imprint of Carnegie Publishing.

Since opening in 1982 The Sugar House has grown into the biggest nightclub in Lancaster. SMOKE OF THE WATER…

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THE CHAMBER - 120 YEARS

120 years is a long time to continually be in business but this year the Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating just that. It has existed through a world depression, two world wars, the Cold War and other major upheavals, and still managed to serve the businesses of North Lancashire.

The Chamber offers its members a variety of services including export advice and documentation and a health and safety, tax, legal and human resources helpline. Founded in 1897, from the previous Reading Room, a place where all the city merchants used to gather to trade, the Chamber has gone from strength to strength to the point now where it represents over 400 local businesses across the district. Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce’s principle aim is to help North Lancashire businesses become more profitable. Through partnerships the Chamber can create an environment where businesses can grow and prosper. This can be done by offering member organisations a range of services to help them grow and save money. Chamber members truly represent the whole range of industry, from large multi-nationals down to one-man start-ups; the Chamber represent all sectors including energy, transport, manufacturing, professional services and education. Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is a strong, professional and unified voice that campaigns on behalf of its members and the District. Whether it is on local, regional or national issues that affect the District, or industry-specific issues. Big issues that the Chamber has had a large role in are the lobbying for the Heysham Gateway link road, the recent flooding and future allocation of land ensuring a sustainable growth for our industries. Start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face challenges that bigger companies often don’t, including the raft of regulations and bureaucracy that bigger companies are handled to equip, often through dedicated departments. Becoming your own boss is a tempting adventure, but developing a business project requires careful preparation. It is essential to act carefully and methodically. Setting up your own business or taking over an existing business represents a major challenge and requires some administrative procedures, permits as well as choosing the legal form of the business. Here are some examples of these administrative procedures: business registration, initial declarations with the tax authorities

(HMRC Customs and Excise for VAT, HMRC for tax and National Insurance) and other regulatory hurdles Vicky Lofthouse, Chief Executive Officer of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce said: “Membership of the Chamber of Commerce is a great way to utilise into the experience, skills and practical support you need to develop strategies, implement best practice and discover the people who can help you take your business to the next level. “We provide a range of networking opportunities and sector-based workshops and training events aimed at helping you grow your business acquaintances and share knowledge and ideas. You can develop your skills through a variety of training courses, and there are many ways in which to engage with members, through our newsletter and website, and social media channels. We have extensive international networks and can assist businesses with their requirements and export documentation. We meet with and influence key decision-makers in local and central government and are regularly consulted for feedback from the business community when policy is being developed, locally and nationally.” The Chamber offers its members a variety of services including export advice and documentation and a health and safety, tax, legal and human resources help line. It also runs various training sessions, as well as networking events and business lunches. The Chamber of Commerce was also instrumental in establishing the two local Business Improvement Districts, Lancaster and Morecambe. They work hand in hand on local, and other, issues to ensure that all voices are heard. Prominent members of the Chamber include EDF Energy, Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria, Seatruck Ferries, Peel Ports, Standfast and Barracks, and many professional service firms. Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce membership packages are very affordable and range from its “Entrepreneur/Start-up” package to the toplevel “Ambassador” programme.

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His mother lived in Ingleton for 35 years and he himself wed at the local St Oswold’s Parish Church in 1885. The play, which was performed in June this year, was very popular back in June when it was performed in Thornton in Lonsdale, so don’t miss your chance to see the greatest fictional sleuth of all time springing back to life in these stirring adaptations of the Conan Doyle classics. A high energy one man show, featuring a plethora of dashing heroes, villainous rogues and vintage thrills! Tickets are available directly from the church or from Uncle Jeremy’s Household. £6 each.

Fancy dress is optional, but Uncle Jeremy’s Household is offering a £100 cash prize for the best dressed character from a Sherlock Holmes plot in the audience. June 2017 marks 100 years since Sir Arthur Conan

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

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

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Uncle Jeremy’s Household, is located in the centre of the beautiful tourist village of Ingleton, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Our shop is named after a short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1885, which was set in and around Ingleton. Today’s Uncle Jeremy’s Household sells an eclectic mix of fair trade, traditional and novel items for babies & toddlers, plus a few indulgences for the home. We have a small museum cabinet dedicated to the Arthur Conan Doyle link and a range of souveniers.

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Established in 2014, Morecambe Artist Colony (MAC) is a not-for-profit group of local artists and creatives, passionate about using art for the regeneration of our town by instigating, delivering and supporting curated, high-quality art-led exhibitions and projects in existing, new and under-used spaces in Morecambe.

MAC is also behind the current campaign to bring the Time and Tide Bell to Morecambe. This exciting national project is to make a permanent installation of a Time and Tide Bell by artist Marcus Vergette at the high tide mark at a number of diverse sites around the country, from urban centres to open stretches of coastline. The rise of the water at high tide moves the clapper to strike the bell. Played by the movement of the waves, the bell creates a varying, gentle, musical pattern. As the effect of global warming increases, the periods of bell strikes will become more and more frequent. The Morecambe bell would be the last in a series of 8 and would link the town with different communities around the British Isles, and provide a new visitor attraction.

From the exhibition ‘50 faces of employment’ by Kirsty Stuart-Clarke

The MAC steering group includes representatives from More Music and Deco Publique, as well as a diverse range of designers, painters and photographers who have ,over the past two years, presented more than 20 exhibitions at the Hothouse (More Music’s base in the West End) and at the Stone Jetty café. In partnership with Lancashire Museums Service the group curated and presented a high profile exhibition celebrating Eric Morecambe for what would have been his 90th birthday and a collaboration with the renowned Vintage by the Sea festival produced an extensive art trail around the town, highlighting Morecambe’s rich independent retail offer. Exhibitions are only part of the MAC story, which also includes public art commissions such as the new benches next to the Eric Morecambe statue. The newly installed street furniture was designed and fabricated by MAC members in association with Lancaster City Council. The designs featured warning colours used by the Met Office in case of severe weather or flooding and were fabricated from repurposed flood defence materials.

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MAC is currently in the process of seeking planning permission to site the bell at the Stone Jetty and will be embarking on a fundraising campaign for the installation and an accompanying community project. For more information about the artist please visit www.marcusvergette.co.uk/

EXHIBITIONS STONE JETTY CAFE ‘Supermarche and Friends’ until the end of October – prints and collage by young artists from around the country curated by Lancaster based artists Supermarche THE HOTHOUSE ‘Mortal Mirror’ paintings by Alanna Rusch from 16 Sept ‘50 Faces of employment’ – a photographic exhibition by Kirsty Stuart –Clarke from 28 October For more information about Morecambe Artist Colony please visit www.facebook.com/morecambeartistcolony


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V60, but also delivering yearround sports car performance. Key component changes include the adjustable Öhlins shock absorber system and six-piston Brembo brake calipers with 371 millimetre discs.

A limited number of 1,500 vehicles will be produced (this figure includes the S60 Polestar, which is not sold in the UK), with all cars receiving a unique number on the tread plate. The new aerodynamic exterior package has been developed jointly by the engineers of Polestar and Cyan Racing, the motorsport partner of Polestar, with data and knowledge derived from the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) programme, where the team is involved in the title fight. The aerodynamic enhancements include a new front splitter and side sills, all made in lightweight carbon fibre, increasing downforce. The new components increase grip and highspeed stability, providing a car with the duality of being at ease in everyday driving as well as providing the driver with further control and feedback on an inspiring stretch of road or during an evasive manoeuvre, for example. Many of these components were developed and tested during Polestar Cyan Racing’s recently revealed secret Nürburgring test, where a Polestar S60 claimed the record for the fastest four-door road-legal car around the infamous Nordschleife circuit.

The V60 Polestar retains the awardwinning 367 hp Drive-E engine, one of the most powerful fourcylinder production engines in the world, with fuel consumption and emissions at a class-leading level of 34.9 mpg and 186 CO2 g/km. “The Model Year 18 S60 and V60 Polestar models are the pinnacle of our road car programmes that we have been developing successfully since our first road car was launched in 2013,” said Jörgen Ronstad, Vice President, Product Strategy & Management at Polestar. “The aerodynamic enhancements, combined with other small but important changes, further enhance our base philosophy of a performance car for all roads and conditions, transferring technology and knowledge from track to road.”

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

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

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

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

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

PARTY NIGHTS

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