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June 2016 Issue 39

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Contents Council News......................................................................................................6 QP Interiors..........................................................................................................8 MP Article – Referendum Feeling.............................................................10 Volunteering Opportunities......................................................................... 16 Acorn House Veterinary Surgery.............................................................20 Eat in Season this June................................................................................22 Corner 5 Recipe..............................................................................................25 What are allergies...........................................................................................26 What’s On...........................................................................................................30 Theatre................................................................................................................ 38 June Arts Jam..................................................................................................39 Crowd-funding Castle Quay.......................................................................40 Ampthill Litfest..................................................................................................40 The Kiosk sing along...................................................................................... 41 Meet the Ancestors – Part 3.......................................................................42 Film Review....................................................................................................... 44 Book Review.....................................................................................................45 Cinema Competition......................................................................................46 Prize Crossword.............................................................................................. 48 Bartlett Trees.....................................................................................................50 The Difficult Patch...........................................................................................52 Bedford Blues.................................................................................................. 57 Bedford Town FC............................................................................................59 Directory.............................................................................................................60

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very 20 minutes across the UK a child comes into care, in need of a foster family. This was the theme delivered by this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign called a ‘Time to Foster, Time to Care’. Throughout the campaign, people were asked to consider whether they could offer a young person(s) a home. Bedford Borough Council is currently in need of more fostering households within the borough. Cllr Shan Hunt, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Social Care said: “We are looking for foster carers from a variety of different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and religions to meet the needs of our children. Whether people can foster

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short-term or for more long-term periods, we would be delighted to hear from them. Fantastic foster carers are making such a difference to children’s lives.” The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Foster care provides children with a safe, secure and nurturing family environment, and allows them to keep in contact with their own families if they wish. We want to make clear to anyone wanting to foster that they will be supported every step of the way by Bedford Borough Council.” If you are interested in becoming one of Bedford Borough's Fantastic Foster Carers, please get in touch with the team on 01234 718718 or email adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk

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hen it comes to raising children and teenagers, everyone has an opinion. There are so many ideas out there, so how do you know what is best for your family? Bedford Borough Council’s Early Help team have joined forces with partners from the voluntary sector and schools to deliver the ‘Triple P’ – Positive Parenting Program which offers parents simple tips and practical strategies to help manage the big and small problems of family life. The free service is aimed at families with children of all ages, and addresses problems like tantrums, teenage rebellion, self-esteem issues, bedtime battles, disobedience and aggression. Triple P sessions and workshops will be delivered in schools and local community venues in Bedford over the coming months. Councillor Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education, said: ‘This partnership between Triple P, the Council's Early Help Team, and the wider early help partnership, will really help support parents and equip them with the key skills to deal with the challenges they may face in raising children and young people. This free program supports our commitment to improving the lives of children throughout Bedford Borough.' For further information on where, and when, Triple P is being delivered near you please contact earlyhelp@bedford.gov.uk, or call 01234 276147. Alternatively, visit www.bedford.gov.uk/earlyhelp

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id you know what happened to Old Waterloo in Bedford? Or, that a Russian Crimea gun was once on show in the town? These, and many other interesting facts, are now displayed on an interpretation board on Bedford’s Embankment area. Bedford tour guide and local historian David Fowler has delved deep into the Embankment’s past to highlight the rich and diverse heritage that has helped shape the picturesque area today. The board, designed by Drawing Attention, covers topics such as the story behind the building of the Embankment Gardens, the Suspension Bridge, Longholme Boating Lake and the Bandstand. David was awarded funding by Bedford Borough Council to produce the board, and he was supported in his research by the Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service. It is one of a number of history information boards David has been involved with around the town. Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “On behalf of the Council, I’d like to thank David Fowler and all those who contributed to the project. We are really pleased with the interpretation board and we hope it will be enjoyed for many years to come. It’s a great addition to The Embankment and provides a fascinating insight into the area’s rich history.”

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MP COLUMN

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I am sure that, on a bright early summer morning in Bedfordshire, the last thing anyone might want is to hear about the Referendum, again. But, forgive me. I would be failing in my duty as your Parliamentary representative if I did not offer you my opinion on the most important vote you are likely to cast in the next few decades. I am not equivocal or heavy hearted in casting my vote for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the EU. I believe it is in our interest as a nation, in the interest of our people, and in the interest of a wider world. Let me explain why. I think we will be better off, stronger and safer if we remain in. Being better off as a country, compared with being less well off if we leave, is a huge consideration for any household. In Bedfordshire, our employment depends on local manufacturing and services, on the rural economy and farming, and on the health of those businesses to which our population commutes every day, to London and around the region. We have access to a single market, driven forward by the UK, of 500million people.

any organisation connected with those who employ my constituents which does not agree that we are better off staying in. From large employers like the CBI, to trade unions, to those representing smaller business, to the City, to institutions such as the Bank of England, they all say that to leave the EU would cost the country billions of pounds. A vote to leave is a vote for risk. We will walk away from that single market for jobs goods and services, but cannot be told what will replace it. Being stronger in a community of nations matters too. We play a leading role in shaping international reactions to crises, from sanctions against Iran which helped drive a better bargain for peace, to efforts for environmental protection and combat climate change. NATO, so long a protector of peace for the West, wants us to stay in the EU. And we are safer. We work closely with other countries to fight cross-border crime and terrorism by sharing information to keep Britain safer. And by not being part of the Schengen system, we can exclude those who pose a threat to us, including EU nationals, and deport those who should not be here. But does the EU cost us? Yes, it does, about 1p for every taxpayers £ spent. I don’t think that’s a bad bargain.

Our farmers in the NFU, led so ably for many years by Peter Kendall of Eyeworth, are for remaining. In fact it is near impossible to find

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The Big Celebration – Thanking Volunteers Community Voluntary Service (CVS) in Bedfordshire launches its new branding in June, celebrating our role in strengthening local social action in Bedfordshire. We join with the UK’s biggest celebration in recognising the contribution of 22 million people who volunteer in their communities across the UK. The Big Celebration is happening between 1 – 12 June this year when charities will be thanking their volunteers and celebrating the power of volunteering to bring communities together. Community Voluntary Service is your local voluntary and community sector support organisation and we aim to strengthen local social action in Bedfordshire through offering a range of services, promoting volunteering, making connections and encouraging partnerships within the sector, both locally and nationally. At CVS, we have an important part to play in bringing individuals and organisations together to create a happy volunteering experience for both. We spend time talking to potential volunteers to find out what kind of position would suit them best. Volunteering

comes in a whole variety of forms – you could be a trustee of a charity, helping with children’s clubs and activities, providing office or accounting support, or working directly with the general public. There are opportunities to use and develop a full range of skill sets and it is a great way to give back to your community through supporting a cause or interest that matters to you. Whether you have an hour a week to spare, or five days a week to fill, whether you can offer regular hours or occasional hours, there are positions to suit all. So why not pop along to 43 Bromham Road on a Thursday, between 10.00am and 1.00 pm to meet with one of our volunteer advisors who will be pleased to spend time with you and seek out some volunteer roles for you to investigate? We plan to thank our own volunteers in June, which usually involves rather a lot of cake, and we would love to recognise all of our local volunteers. If you are out and about volunteering in June, give us a shout on @ volunteerbeds, send us a photo, and we will add you to the Big Celebration.

Community Voluntary Service is a Registered Charity No: 1091423 We are at 43 Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2AA Contact us at info@cvsbeds.org.uk or on 01234 354366 Follow us on @cvsbeds and @volunteerbeds Facebook page at www.facbook.com/CVSVolunteering-Bedfordshire Website: www.cvsbeds.org.uk

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year. Volunteer mentors will provide a listening ear and will be an inspiration to the young people to achieve their goals and to build confidence and resiliency. Volunteers will also be offered to support staff during drop-in and workshop activities on the young carer’s project. All the above will give volunteer a good range of experience working on individual and group basis. All volunteers will be offered an induction through CHUMS, supervision and a mentoring training is to be delivered in July and October. Please contact us to express your interest and book a place

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Pet Dentistry at Acorn House Veterinary Surgery exactly where the tooth roots lie as dogs and cats have very long tooth roots compared to people. In this Xray, you can see the black area of bone loss around one of the diseased roots. Dogs have 42 teeth, so even with several diseased teeth removed, Wilma still has a beautiful smile! She woke up very quickly from her treatment and was back at home later that day. Within days she was stealing the cat’s biscuits again!

When you think about how often our own teeth need dental treatment despite regular brushing and flossing, it is not surprising that our pet’s teeth will need veterinary attention from time to time. Wilma is a lovely Jack Russell terrier who had developed a lot of tartar (hardened plaque) on her teeth over the past few years. She was given a general anaesthetic so that we could remove this tartar and assess the health of her teeth and gums properly.

Untreated dental disease causes infected gums, mouth pain and tooth loss. Bacteria in diseased gums can also spread to cause disease elsewhere in the body. At Acorn House Veterinary Surgery we provide routine dental health checks and provide advice on daily tooth brushing and the use of dental chews and diets. We have recently opened a brand new pet dentistry suite complete with dental Xray facilities and ultrasonic descaler so that we can look after your pet’s teeth as well as your dentist looks after yours.

Once the tartar had been removed we could see that lots of Wilma’s teeth were healthy but some had begun to loosen and some roots had become infected. These teeth needed to be extracted. Xrays were taken of Wilma’s teeth prior to extraction. Xrays are taken before a human patient has a tooth removed – however it is even more important for a veterinary surgeon to know

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Farm shop expert and manager of Bedford’s Summerhill Farm Shop, Sandy Boyd, tells us what should be on your plate this June and the reasons for eating seasonally.

June is strawberry month and few things signal midsummer’s day more perfectly than a bowl of strawberries and cream. Eating seasonally is about eating the right foods at the right time – a crisp salad when the weather’s warm, a wholesome stew when it’s cold, strawberries in June, Brussels sprouts in December. Not only would strawberries look out of place on the Christmas table but they would cost a lot more too. Buying seasonally can be as much as a third cheaper than food bought out of season. As well as the lovely soft fruits that are coming into season, there’s also a wide array of British vegetables that peak this month too. Courgettes, asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, peas, broad beans, chilies and fennel - the list goes on and on. Not only is seasonal food fresher but also it’s tastier and more nutritious than food that has been force grown.

Buying your seasonal food locally guarantees a shorter time to reach your kitchen and maximises the nutritional benefit. When food is left to ripen on the plant, it contains more nutrients, which makes it naturally stronger and more resistant to disease. Eating ripe food close to home reduces the need to source food from overseas, ultimately reducing food miles and making it better for the environment. Force-grown fruit and vegetables that are produced in artificial conditions, require fertilisers and result in watery, flavourless produce. Out of season produce may have been picked six or more weeks before you buy and flown around the world to reach you, losing nutritional value, taste and quality. At Summerhill Farm Shop, we stock a fresh selection of local and seasonal produce and here’s what you should be looking out for this June: • Strawberries • Asparagus • Courgettes • Aubergines

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY

What are

allergies? An allergy is your body’s immune system reacting to a substance as though it was harmful. In the UK it is thought that 1 in 4 people will be affected by allergies sometime in their lifetime. The most common allergies are: • Grass and tree pollen – this allergy is called hay fever • Dust mites • Animal dander – tiny flakes of skin or hair • Food especially nuts, fruit, shellfish, eggs and cow’s milk. • Insect bites and stings • Medication including ibuprofen, aspirin, and certain antibiotics • Latex used to make some gloves and condoms • Mould – these can release small particles into the air that you can breathe in • Household chemicals including those in detergents and hair dyes.

What are the symptoms?

If the GP thinks it is severe or it’s not clear, they may refer you to an allergy specialist. The tests they may carry out are blood tests, patch tests, elimination diets or challenge test.

Treatment

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the substance you’re allergic to. For example the biggest cause of allergies is dust mites which are tiny insects found in household dust and you can limit the number in your home by: • Choosing hard wood or vinyl floors instead of carpets • Fitting roller blinds that can easily be wiped clean • Choosing leather, plastic or vinyl furniture • Cleaning cushions, soft toys, curtains and upholstered furniture regularly • Using tested allergy-proof covers on mattresses, duvets and pillows • Using a vacuum cleaner fitted with an HEPA (high efficiency particulate) air filter because it can trap more dust mites than ordinary vacuum cleaners. • Regularly wiping surfaces with a damp clean cloth – avoid dry dusting as this can spread dust into the air. • If one of your family members is allergic to mould keep your house well ventilated, remove any household plants, don’t dry clothes indoors, deal with any damp or condensation, and avoid

An allergic reaction can happen within a few minutes of exposure to an allergen. They can cause: • Sneezing • A runny, itchy nose • Red, itchy, watery eyes • Wheezing and coughing • A red, itchy rash • Worsening of asthma or eczema symptoms Most allergic symptoms are mild but occasionally a severe reaction called anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock can occur. This is a medical emergency and needs urgent medical treatment.

Diagnosis

If you think you or your child might have had an allergic reaction to something you should see your GP. If your GP thinks you have a mild allergy they will give offer advice and treatment to help manage the condition.

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY damp buildings, damp woods, cut grass and compost heaps. For food allergies carefully check the ingredients on food labels, order ”simple dishes” in restaurants as they are less likely to contain allergens, ask the staff for advice on what to choose, avoid places where different types of food could come into contact with each other such as buffets and bakeries. The severity of your hay fever will depend on which pollen you are allergic to. Typically people are affected by tree pollen in the spring and grass pollen in the summer. To help reduce the effects: • Stay indoors if the pollen count is high • Avoid drying bedding and clothes outside when the pollen count is high • Wear wraparound sunglasses • Keep doors and windows shut when possible • Shower and change your clothes after being outside • Avoid grassy areas such as parks and fields, particularly early in the morning, evening or night when the pollen count is highest. • Ask someone else to cut your lawn.

Medications

If your allergy is mild and you would just like to ease the symptoms, there are a number of medicines you can purchase from our pharmacy. The most common of these is antihistamines. They can be used as and when you notice the symptoms or to prevent allergic reactions e.g. you can take them in the morning when you know the pollen count will be high. To find which medication would suit you best call in today!

Bromham Pharmacy

Avoca House, Molivers Lane, Bromham, Bedford, MK43 8JT Tel & Fax: 01234 823123 Email: bromhampharmacy@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm Closed for Lunch 1pm – 2pm Saturday 9am – 1pm Sunday & Bank Holidays – Closed

Visit us at our showroom Unit 20 College Street, Kempston MK42 8LU or Call: 01234 267 393 / 01525 403 387 | Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm 13a Steel Close | Eaton Socon | St Neots | PE19 8TT • 01480 471 209

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Same of the scooters advertised may already be sold, we reserve the right to change any offer without notice. Some of the scooters maybe be ex-demonstrators, lightly used or ex lease hire. All used scooters are sold with a minimum of three months warranty.

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linda@keepbeautiful.co.uk 01234 210798 07983 330043 CACI Non Surgical Facelift – 1 hour £40 Course of 10 – £360 (tenth one free) The CACI Non Surgical facelift is an advanced, non invasive facial with twenty years medical research behind it. The treatment can deliver visible results without the need for surgery. Tiny electrical impulses will lift and tone the facial muscles, whilst improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. CACI Crystal Free Microdermabrasion/ £40 Booster Facial – 45 mins This facial combines crystal free microdermabrasion with LED light therapy. It will

exfoliate the skin using a unique technology, to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Electrical stimulation will target lines and wrinkles, providing a non invasive alternative to collagen injections, as well as healing the skin and triggering tissue repair. Ultimate Anti-Ageing £65 Facial – 90 mins The Ultimate Anti-Ageing procedure incorporates muscle lifting and toning, microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, plumping of fine lines and wrinkles and a hydrating gel mask to rejuvenate and brighten the skin. Lash Perfect extensions (inc first top up)

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WHAT'SON

WHAT'SON Your essential guide to activities, clubs, events and lots more in your area. There’s something for everyone! ARTS, CULTURE & TALKS

Mirror Mirror On The Wall Fri 3rd June Sessions start at 11am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane Bedford MK40 3XD Inspired by Beautiful Bodies exhibition, paint, draw and collage your own self portrait. www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk Bedford Art Society Meeting, Friday 3rd June 2016 7.15 for 7.30 start, Putnoe Heights Church, Bedford, MK41 8EB David Fletcher, (Auctioneer) His talk is entitled “Behind the Scenes in the Salesroom.” Entry is free for members, £5 for visitors. Contact Jean Paterson 01234 307210 or www.bedsartsociety.co.uk for information. Busy Quilters & Stitchers (BQS) Saturday 4th June 10.00am to 3.30pm Goldington Academy, Haylands Way Bedford MK41 9BX A day of workshops. Bring a sewing kit. £5 Further details from Val Morgan 01234 266963 Curry Evening and presentations on Indian subcontinent charities Saturday 4 June 7pm Delicious home cooked food. £8.00 from 01234 340163. Book by 31 May at latest. Proceeds to St Paul's church Outward Giving. Further details http://www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk Alpine Garden Society, Bedfordshire group Monday June 6th 7.30 for 8.00pm Wilstead Village Hall, MK45 3BX Talk by Vic Aspland on 'The other side of a problem is an opportunity' which is about constructive thinking in the Alpine /Rock garden.Visitors welcome, £3 Plant sales, plant exhibits Bedford Floral Art Society Tuesday June 7th 7.30pm Addison Centre, Kempston Theresa Rodrigues presents ‘From Root to Bloom’ Raffle of arrangements Visitors £7. Everyone welcome www.bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk

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Question Time Debate on the European Referendum Thursday 16 June 7 for 7.30 pm St Paul’s Church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford MK40 1SQ Hosted by St Paul’s church for the benefit of all the people of Bedford and Bedfordshire. Chaired by the Bishop of Bedford this will be an opportunity to hear from politicians and other experts and for people of all faiths and none. All can ask questions. Please put the date in your diaries now. Further details 01234 340163 and www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk Embroiderers' Guild, Bedford Branch Thursday June 16th 7.30 for 8.00pm St Mark's Church, Calder Rise, Brickhill MK41 7UY Interested in textiles? Come and join us. Sales table, friendship and a talk by Gina Ferrari on 'The Good, the bad and the ugly'. Gina is a textile artist specialising in machine embroidery. See www.ginaferrari.co.uk for more details. Visitors welcome, £4 Ravensden: It’s Bloomin’ Great. Saturday, Sunday, 18th 19th June. 12.00-4.00pm All Saints Church Ravensden MK44 2RJ Church Flower Festival. Open Gardens. Wild Flower Meadow Cakes. Plant Sale. Flower Festival £3.00 Open Gardens £3.00. Both £5.00 Wild Flower Meadow FREE Under 12s FREE. Proceeds to Friends of Ravensden Church . Biddenham Gardeners’ Association Tuesday 21st June at 7:45 for 8pm Biddenham Village Hall Andrew Mikolajski will talk about the ‘Gardens at York Gate Leeds’ Visitors very welcome. Admission £4 per meeting (non Members) – includes Raffle & Refreshments www.biddenhamgardenersassociation.org.uk Vintage Sewalong Day Wednesday 22nd June 10am-4pm £40 Tudor Rose Unit 1, Oakley Park, Station Road, Oakley MK43 7RB Come and get started on your own vintage dress. Learn to make any necessary pattern adjustments, such as lowering bust darts, full bust adjustment, lengthen or shorten, then cut out your fabric, transfer markings and get sewing. You may not finish making the dress on the day, but you will leave confidently capable of completing it at home. 01234 824983 www.tudorrosepatchwork.co.uk


WHAT'SON Antique Showroom Open Days at Williams Antiques & Restoration Friday 24th June & Saturday 25th June 10-4pm Showroom open with furniture, silver, pottery, maps and small gift items. Tea room on both days serving hot drinks and homemade cake. Free entry 1 Hampshire Buildings, School Lane, Colmworth www.williamsantiques.co.uk Bedford National Trust Association The next meeting is the AGM on June 28th at 3.30. Addison Centre in Kempston. The speaker will be Ruth Gill whom you may know either as an archivist or as WI Chairman. Her topic is “A Brief History of some of the Listed Buildings in Keysoe – a North Bedfordshire Village”. This is her village and it will be very interesting. The meeting is in the Tea and biscuits will be served. If you decide to come you will have a warm welcome. For more information contact Betty Thomas on 01480 860 421

CHARITY R.A.T.S. Re-homing Animal Telephone Service Companion and Novelty Dog Shows Sunday 5th June G & M Growers, Upper Caldecote nr Biggleswade SG18 9BU Companion classes commence 11.00 am; Novelty classes commence 12.30 p.m. Registration for all classes opens at 9.30 am Stalls, Home-made refreshments available. All money raised will be used for the animals in our care. Westfest 2016 – In aid of CHUMS Saturday 18th June 12pm – 11pm Clayhill Farm, Westoning MK45 5JD Live music, Food Stalls, Bar Tickets Adults £10 Family £30 Available from www.westfest2016.com A Different Brew – A Cafe with a difference’ Summer Opening Times Monday- Friday 10am till 8pm and Sundays 11am till 6pm 106 Clapham Road, Bedford Licensed to sell alcohol with food. Sunday menu includes a roast, different meat each week. Staffed by adults with learning difficulties working both front and back of house A Different Brew is a project of Beds Garden Carers (BGC) Find us on Facebook Beds Garden Carers – Learning Disabilities Charity.

CLASSES, CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Bedford RSPB Local Group. Thursday 16th June We welcome you to join us for an Evening Walk around part of Stockgrove/Rushmere for a variety of Birds, insects and flora. Meet at 7 pm in the Stockgrove car park at SP 920 295 LU7 0BA

Lemon & Ginger Knitting, Sewing and Crochet Meet Mondays 10am. Pavilion at The Park, Bedford Park Bring your knitting projects & needlework and join us to share skills, exchange ideas and socialise over Coffee & Cake. Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Meetings:- 1st Tuesday evening each month 7.30 – 9.30pm 3rd Saturday 10.30am. – 4.30pm each month. A friendly group of lovers of textile related crafts have changed venue to Flitwick Village Hall, 11 Dunstable Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1HP My Ipad and Me Wednesdays 9-11am Pavilion at The Park, Bedford Park 1 hour classes aimed at the beginner iPad user. £7 per session. Call 01234 351104 to book Art Friends – New Art Group Art for Fun and Friendship For All Every Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm Bromham Baptist Church Attendance will be very low cost and very affordable Enquiries please call Jackie 01234 825663 / 07880 518465 Flower School Thursday evenings 5pm – 7pm April Flowers, 90 High Street, Clapham Various arrangements covered with a demo followed by the opportunity for students to complete the same design which they can take home. Booking essential Call Amy on 01234 343335 / 07794 827137 P.M Bridge Group First and third Thursdays of each month 11am to 2.45pm Friendly duplicate bridge Good standard buffet lunch £6 including lunch, tea or coffee. Renhold Village Hall. Tel Ann on 01234 212066

COMMUNITY EVENTS Bedford’s Big High Street Showcase Saturday 4th June 9.30am – 4.30pm The Showcase offers a range of local businesses, community groups and entertainers an opportunity to all come together on Bedford High Street and Mill Street to showcase their talents in the heart of Bedford Queen`s Birthday Party Saturday 4 June 10am – 4pm Bedford Central Library, Harpur Square Drop in and celebrate the Queen`s birthday with crafts! Plus royal colouring in all day. Ageing Well Festival and Exhibition (Over 50’s) Wednesday 8th June 10am – 3pm Bedford Corn Exchange Free information, advice and help on a wide range of topics including care, housing, money benefits, leisure and more. Taster sessions of music, dance and exercise Contact Amanda 01234 360510

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WHAT'SON The Queens’s 90th Birthday Celebration Community Tea Party Saturday June 11th 3pm Elstow Abbey, Church End, Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XT A community all age tea party to honour the Queen Tickets £3 Garden Party: Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations Sunday 12th June 12 noon d’Parys, 41-45 De Parys Avenue, Bedford MK40 2UA Fabulous party and delicious BBQ in our beautiful garden. Live music, outside bars, bouncy castle, face painting and PIMMS O’clock. International Kite Festival Saturday 11th 10am-6pm – Sunday 12th 10am-5pm June This popular annual event which is held in Russell Park, Bedford hosts the following: Kite Demonstrations & Workshops Kite stalls specialising in kite equipment, clothes and other accessories Plus food & drink, entertainment, music and more! The Queen's 90th Birthday Party Saturday, 11 June, 2-4pm All Nations Church, Brickhill Drive, MK41 7QF Join the rest of the nation in celebrating the Queen's special day! Cream teas and cakes, bouncy castles, face painting, games and crafts, fancy dress competition and music. Free event for noughts to nineties! All Saints Natter Club On Thursday 16th 2pm – 5pm Church Hall Kempston Guest speaker is Jane Weaver demonstrating ' Chair Aerobics. Entry £1 including teas, coffees & cakes. Raffle tickets £1. All Welcome. Further information – Vikki Clarke 01234 843669 Bedfordshire Craft. Sunday June 26th 1-5pm. National Trust Tudor Dovecote & Stables, Church End, Willington, Beds MK44 3PX Refreshments in St. Lawrence Church nearby, with an organ recital 3-3.45pm. Contact 01234 404879 Great Barford Annual Fun Day Saturday 11 June from 12 to 5pm The Hall and Playing Field in Fishers Close. Organised by the village clubs for the community. Alban School Band, Children's Street Dance, Line Dancing, Punch&Judy Show, Land Zorbing, Nerf Zone, Archery, Rodeo Bull, Southalls BBQ and lots more. Come and join us for a fun FUN DAY.

FETES, FAIRS AND OPEN GARDENS “Tuesday Afternoons” in Kathy Brown’s Garden’ June, July, August & Sept. Four and a half Acres of Wonderful Gardens The Manor House, Church Rd, Stevington, Bedford MK43 7QB www.kathybrownsgarden.com

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Summer Fair at Elisabeth Curtis Centre.- Riding for the Disabled Sunday 5th June – 1pm-4pm Chestnut Ave Bromham Come and meet the ponies, many stalls, face painting, refreshments. Odell Village Fete and Family Dog Show – 2pm. Scout Field , Horsefair Lane, Odell, MK43 7AA. Entry Adults £1.50, Children Free. Dog Show Entry Fee – £1.50 per dog per class. Odell is a pretty North Bedfordshire Village by the River Ouse near Harrold and Odell Country Park. There will be many attractions including, Bouncy Castle, Gift and Bottle Stall. Tombola, White Elephant, side shows, Pimms, Children’s Sports, ice creams, raffle and refreshments. Car Parking opposite The Bell public house. Disabled parking next to the Scout Field. For more information call Jane on 01933 410959 or email jane@eshelby.co.uk. For details of Dog Show Classes and for more information go to www.odellbeds.net Summer Fayre in aid of Keech Hospice Care Saturday 11th June 11am-3pm Barton Village Hall, Hexton Road, Barton le Clay MK45 4JY Teas, Coffees, BBQ’s, Plant Stall, Fresh Produce, Books, Cakes, Crafts. Adults £1 Concessions 50p Accompanied children U14 Free Pavenham Open Gardens Sunday June 12th 2.00 – 6.00pm Pavenham MK43 7PF At least a dozen gardens open. Plant sales, Teas, free parking, free roving bus. Steam Train rides, Vintage Car display. Roving ticket £4.50, Children 12+ £1.50, under 12s free. All proceeds donated to Cancer Research UK. Summer Fete at All Saints Church Saturday 25th June – 2pm-4.30pm, Church End Kempston. Many attractions, fun for all the family, Afternoon Teas on the lawn.

HEALTH Hearts In Beds Cardiac Support Group First Tuesday each month 7pm Priory Methodist Church Halls, Newnham Ave, Bedford, MK41 9QJ (We hold a gentle exercise session from 7 – 7-30 pm under a qualified trainer. On 7th June our speaker is Jo Bottrill of Jo's Loaves, a traditional baker telling us about the advantages of "Healthy Bread" made in the traditional manner Everyone welcome, you don't need to have a cardiac condition to join us. Raffle at the end of the evening. Contact Sid Luff, 01234 404671 or Ted Jolliffe 01 234 327791 for further details of the Group.


WHAT'SON MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE ‘Shannon Express’ (The Award Winning Male Close Harmony Chorus from Potton, Beds) Saturday, 18th June 2016 from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm All Saints Church, Great Barford Tickets (to include Refreshments & Glass of Wine) – £10.00 each. Please contact either: Maureen Munnelly on 01234 870633 or Ann Lovesey on 01234 870693 Let’s Face The Music with Strictly regular Lance Ellington The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn. Friday 24th June Lance Ellington one of the UK’s prominent male vocalists, will be hosting a night of music, dancing and food at the stunning venue Arrival time is 7.30pm and tickets cost £80 per person, this includes a drink on arrival, a three course meal and entertainment for the evening. To book tickets please call the sales team at The Sculpture Gallery on 01525 292172 or email sales@woburn.co.uk Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club Wednesday 29th June 7.30 – 10.00 pm The Addison Centre, Kempston An evening Social/Dance with JAMES GOFF Members £3.00 Non-Members £5 Pay at door All enquiries etc Tel: 01234 344423 www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bedford Jazz At The Park Thursday 30th June 8-10pm – Ian Shaw Pavilion at The Park, Bedford Park Run by Conscia Jazz. Doors open at 7.40pm. Tickets £10 (+booking fee) available from www.conscia.org The Wizard of Oz open air production by Immersion Theatre Friday 1st July 6pm National Trust Tudor Dovecote & Stables, Church End, Willington, Beds MK44 3PX Tickets £12 adults, £9 children, £38 family. 0844 249 1895, or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events. Songs on a summer evening Saturday 2 July 2016 St Mary's church, Stevington, 7.30 pm Cantamus chamber choir, conductor Gary Mudd Church Rd, Stevington, BEDFORD MK43 7SW £7.50 from Community Shop or on the door. Proceeds to church funds.

PARENT & TODDLER GROUPS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES Who Will You be Today? Wednesday 1st June Sessions start at 11am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, MK40 3XD Choose your own identity by making headwear inspired by the collections. Whether a prince, princess, armoured soldier, victorian lady or African tribesman, you can be whoever you'd like to be and parade your wares around the museum. www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

Kiosk At The Park – Storytime Every Monday at 9.30am Milk & Biscuits, Juice Boxes Breast feeding and nappy changing facilities Russell Park, Bedford Kings Playhouse Wednesdays 10.15am to 11.45am Term time only A group for expectant mothers, parents, carers and their under 5’s to play, relax and have fun! Coffee and tea for parents, Free Play, Snacks, Structured craft activities, Songs and Rhyme sessions King’s House, 245 Ampthill Road, Bedford MK42 9AZ Tel 01234 306500 Playtime@St Pauls Wednesday 9th March 10-11.30 am Play...Chat...Sing New play group for 0-3 yr olds plus their adults on 2nd Wednesday of the month. A chance to get together in a safe place for children to play. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ Parking not available. Further details 01234 340163 All Nations New Mums & Babies Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm Mums have the opportunity to talk to other new mums over a drink and a biscuit. All Nations Church, Brickhill Drive, MK41 7QF 01231 273773 All Nations Toddlers Group Every Wednesday 1:30-3pm. Parents and carers of children aged birth to 4 years are welcome to drop in for a tea/coffee while the children join in with craft, music and free play. All Nations Church, Brickhill Drive, MK41 7QF 01231 273773 Kids Club Kids Club is for children in school years 2-6. The club runs weekly during term time, 5:45-7pm on Wednesday evenings. We have a mixture of games, quizzes and challenges, and each week we have a short bible story told through puppets, drama or interactive story telling. All Nations Church, Brickhill Drive, MK41 7QF 01231 273773

SPORTS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Guided Walks June: Sunday 5th 11am – The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle Walks start from outside the Old Town Hall in St Pauls Square Sunday 12th 11am – The Silent Faces of Bedford Walk starts from the War Memorial on the Embankment opposite Rothsay Road Sunday 19th 11am – The Jewel in the Crown Walks start from outside the Old Town Hall in St Pauls Square Sunday 26th June – Who Lived in a House Like This? Walks start from outside the Old Town Hall in St Pauls Square Booking is essential, please contact the Travel & Tourism Centre on 01234 718112. www.bedfordtourguides.org/regular.html

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WHAT'SON Love Bedford, Run Bedford Sunday 5 June Register 7am-8.30am Bedford town centre – starting at Russell Park Starting on the town’s famous Embankment, runners take a tour of some of Bedford’s most iconic scenery. The 10 kilometre loop takes in St Mary’s Bridge, Park Avenue, DeParys Avenue and even the High Street to finish in grand style alongside the river and Russell Park. Entry and more info is at: www.runbedford.org

Wootton Badminton Club Wootton Upper School, Hall End, Wootton, Beds, MK43 9HT Thursdays from 7.30pm to 10.00pm This friendly club welcomes anyone who does or has played badminton, sorry no absolute beginners. Contact: Freda Dunlop 01234 270638 Email: garry.freda@btinternet.com www.woottonbedfordbadmintonclub.weebly.com

Ouse Valley Archers Currently offering a four week introduction in target archery. Courses run by Archery GB approved coaches and all equipment is provided. For experienced archers or those who have completed a beginners course the club shoots indoors/outdoors on Tuesday & Thursday 7.00pm – 9.00pm and Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Putnoe Primary School & Field Bedford For further details visit our website or contact info@ ousevalleyarchers.com

Bedford mighty eagles dodgeball team We are a club that plays at a high level but would love anyone from any sporting ability and background to come down and give it a go as long as you are 15 and above. We have a men’s and women’s squad. It is great fun and a fantastic way to keep fit. We train on Tuesday’s 8-9 at: Hastingsbury school, Hill rise, Bedford, Mk42 7EB. First training session is FREE and then each session is only £3 after that

Walking Football Summer sessions Bedford Cricket Club Mondays – 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 4 & 11 July – 7-8pm Thursdays – 2, 9, 16, 23 June, 7 & 14 July – 2-3pm For more information and to book a place please email: info@walkingfootballleagues.co.uk Mowsbury Park Bowling Club Try lawn bowls for FREE any Wednesday or Friday 2pm to 4.30pm. Just bring flat shoes. Alternatively come to our free ANNUAL OPEN DAY being held Sunday 5th June from 2.30pm For more info about our club please contact Anne Haynes on 01234 211828 or visit our NEW web site www.mowsburyparkbowlsclub.co.uk Bedford Girls and Ladies FC We are a voluntary sports club for girls age 8 and upwards. If you’d like to find out more info please call Jill on 01234 772668 or 07850540631. Mander Badminton Club Friendly badminton club looking for new members of a reasonable standard Every Tuesday evening 7-9pm at Bedford Modern School Sports Hall. Visitors £5 per session – 1st Session free. Contact Anita Watson Tel: 01234 930047 Bedford Thunder Basketball club Mixed gender sessions Age 10-13 3.00-4.30 every Saturday Age 14-16 4.30-6.00 every Saturday Men’s club 7.35-9.45 every Tuesday All session in Bedford Academy, for further information contact bedfordthunder@outlook.com or visit our website www.bedfordthunder.com Social Table Tennis Mon/Tue 7.30pm-10.00pm Sports Hall, Lincroft School, Oakley All Ages Welcome. Just Turn Up £4 per player per session, Bats Available, Free Hire Coaching Available Info: Call John 07921 093199

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Bedford United Football Club Bedford United is a non-profit making football club holding the FA Charter Standard status and providing a fun, friendly, safe and structured environment to learn, play and enjoy football. We have an established range of teams from our Academy right through to our Adults so if you’re interested in playing, coaching or helping out visit us at www.bedfordunitedfc.co.uk. Cyclists Touring Club, Bedfordshire. We meet on a regular basis and have rides to various places, and cater for all abilities. We ride as a group for the pleasure of riding and socialising, nobody gets left behind ! See website ctc-bedfordshire.co.uk for details of our forthcoming rides, or ring 01234 219148 for further information. Bedford Community Table Tennis Club Bedford Academy Wednesdays 7.30 – 9.30pm: 16 years old plus, but Juniors can attend with a parent/guardian Open every week. Michael Fox, 07837 975267, chair.bedfordcttc@gmail.com, www.bedfordcttc.weebly.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/bedfordcttc Twitter: www.twitter.com/BedfordCTTC Bedford Borough Bowling Club Bedford Borough Bowling Club established over 100 years are now enrolling new members. and forming a junior section. Probably the most prestigious bowling club in the Bedford area with both indoor and outdoor bowling greens. We offer FREE tuition from qualified instructors, with all equipment provided, we just ask you to wear flat shoes. Afterwards, you can obtain a cool drink or a coffee from the bar and relax in the comfortable lounge area. There are also restaurant facilities for lunch time meals. So give it a try, bring the family all are welcome. Free parking. Check our web site www.boroughbowlin.org.uk or telephone 01234 340736 for more details,

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Theatre Bedford School Creative Arts Festival Presents Treasure Island Friday 24th June, 6.00pm & Saturday 25th June, 3.00pm / 7.00pm It’s a dark and stormy night. Jim, the innkeeper’s grandson, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a sea chest full of secrets. Price: £8 (£6 concessions) www.quarrytheatre.org.uk 26 St Peter's Street, Bedford MK40 2NN Tel 01234 362337

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Crowd-funding for Castle Quay Weekender In 2011, the seven empty units of Castle Lane became the venue for We Are Bedford’s free arts festival, the Castle Quay Weekender. Five years on and all the units are now full, the area is buzzing with life and the Castle Quay Weekender is back. But they need your help. This summer’s festival will take place on 18th and 19th June and is a grassroots initiative to celebrate Bedford’s Cultural Quarter. Organised by the local businesses and not-for-profit groups, the free event will showcase local musicians, artists and designers plus the best of Castle Lane’s food, art and culture. The main stage will host live music, children’s activities will take place on Castle Mound, the BedPop Record Shop will pop up at the Higgins and an affordable art & design fair will take place on the Higgins lawn. There will also be a ContTENTment area and Friends of Refugees will be raising awareness & funds as part of the festivities.

“We wanted to bring back the CQW to celebrate the changes that Castle Lane has undergone in the last five years,” said Erica Roffe of BedPop, part of the organising group. “We want to evoke the same DIY spirit that made the first CQW so special – the can-do attitude of the people of Bedford to make something brilliant happen without huge budgets, corporate sponsorship or commercial agendas. We are appealing for help to crowd-fund £1,500 to pay our musicians and performers, and we’re hoping that the local community will get behind this.” The live music will be provided by a mix of the best local bands and special guests, including The Darling Mundaring, Painted Lady and Rebecca de Winter. They will be joined by a host of DJs and local talent to entertain the crowds over the weekend. To become part of the Castle Quay Weekender crowd-funding initiative and be part of something amazing go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ castle-quay-weekender/x/13848707#/ writer, theatre dramatist, poet and graphic artist to produce a competition piece.

Steven Berkoff, Barry Cryer, Mark Billingham and Francesca Martinez star in Ampthill’s 2016 LitFest over the weekend of 16 – 17 July 2016 at Redborne Upper School, Ampthill. This year’s Festival moves into the Premier League with two days of stunning events. Saturday 16 July is devoted to British crime writers, Mark Billingham, Martyn Waites, Chris Brookmyre, R.C. Bridgestock (consultants on BBC’s Happy Valley), female duo A.D. Garrett and Hugh Fraser (Agatha Christie’s Poirot). In breakout workshops, new authors have an opportunity to pitch book ideas to established writers, a publisher and an agent, and young authors can work with a professional crime

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Saturday evening is devoted to comedy writing, with the great Barry Cryer who has for 50 years written material for practically every top comedian in the country including David Frost, Marty Feldman, Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper and the Two Ronnies, and the actress (Grange Hill), author and TV stand up Francesca Martinez. Sunday features screenwriting, with panels of writers, directors, producers and actors for TV shows (Emmerdale and Coronation Street) and feature films from the UK and Hollywood. Sunday closes with the renowned actor, writer and director, Steven Berkoff. Food concessions, bookstalls, author signings, a beer and wine tent and an art exhibition round off a complete weekend of literary and film entertainment. Tickets start at £5 for single sessions up to £65 for the full weekend. For details go to www.ampthillfestival.co.uk/literary.

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Community & Family Sing-Along with Strawberry Cream Tea! Last summer on Father's Day, Kiosk at the Park bustled with life. Local musician Leyla Burrows had decided to unite the local community through song. This June, she’s doing it again. Leyla says, “Some of us have the privilege of singing in a choir, or maybe singing in a band. The rest of us sing in the shower or when we’re on our own, but I don’t think this is what singing is about. The buzz that comes after singing your heart out with other people is proof to me that we’re meant to do this more often! It doesn’t have to be a serious affair – sometimes it’s just about having a laugh. Music is a great gift of expression.” For last year’s event, Leyla put together a set list that spanned years and genres! Children sang Let it Go with gusto, everyone sang

harmonies and clapped rhythms to Happy and we remembered years gone by with We'll meet again. Other songs like The Bear Necessities and I’m a Believer were all-round favourites. We were accompanied by local musicians Ben Atkins, Will Rawes and Tom Munno; and spoilt with Pimms, strawberries and cream by Emma Garrett, Charlie Fay and the Kiosk team. This summer, we’ll be spoilt again! Come to the Kiosk on June 18th at 2pm to indulge in an hour of free summer singing. Team Kiosk will be hosting and Leyla will be helping you sing like never before!

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MEET THE ANCESTORS - PART 3

Last month I hopefully gave you a few useful pointers to trace your family through the Census records back to 1841 and beyond. Once we are back to earlier times, the main websites contain access to all parish records so although their information is a little scant, you can trace back through the generations. The names will connect back within a small community, especially where people commonly named their children after themselves or their parents. Patterns emerge and links can be found to nearby villages where people move due to marriage or work necessities. These records are abundant back as far as about 1700 then start to thin out. We managed to get one particular line back to 1560 by this method and, for now, this is where we had to stop. Records available to

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the website don’t really go back as well into the Sixteenth Century and you are now probably faced with the need to travel to find out more. We have visited one village church on our trail, on a line that curled back via London, Surrey and Hertfordshire to a small village not far from home. As a first attempt, we didn’t call ahead to ask about the parish clerk and their ancient manuscripts, but we did find a few possible family members laid out in the grounds, and possibly a later relative mentioned on the War Memorial Scroll inside the church. It certainly sets the old grey matter churning trying to imagine the lives of these predecessors, and it strikes you when you see more recent graves and mentions on the scroll that there are

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probably people related to you still living there. We intend to do it properly next time but first there are many gaps to fill in. From the national records it is possible to find out a lot more information, and you can visit the Public Records Office in London to investigate further. Most Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates can be ordered from there, if you want a copy, and they contain a lot of information from parents details and occupations, to places and dates of birth and maiden names of spouses. The further you travel back into the gloomy mists of time, the wider the top of the tree becomes (everyone has a mum and dad, so it doubles with each generation) until somewhere along the line, most of us have probably shared an ancestor somewhere way back in history. We may all have a little bit of Shakespeare in us, or a splash of royal blood. We may have invaded, crusaded, built and created, through generations of Britons side by side. There may be a little drop of Norman blood in your veins, or one of you ancestors may have piled ashore with a grim-faced, heavily armed boatload of Saxons some six hundred years or so earlier. Many of us are distant limbs of the same immense family tree that trails across the land with roots firmly planted in the soil from Lands End to John O’Groats, or Dover to Derry and so, my long lost brethren, I raise my cup of tea to you all and wish you the best of luck with your search. It is well worth the journey and I would be most surprised if you didn’t find yourself extending your free trial into at least one month of extra time, just to try and get that branch back a tiny bit further… Guy Bolton To advertise please call 07827 015170 or email christa@bedslocalmag.co.uk

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Florence Foster Jenkins These days the phrase ‘based on real events’ when used in connection with a film can lead to a mix of feelings. So often it is used to almost justify a horror genre story and only uses the barest of details to allow it to be the case. This time around Florence Foster Jenkins is a real tale, even if it seems almost crazy to imagine that it could have really happened. Florence Foster Jenkins, played by Meryl Streep, is an heiress. It is the 1940’s and she loves music, runs a club for her friends putting on little shows and always dreamt of being a singer… problem is she really cannot sing, in fact she pretty much shrieks her way through her songs. This is a lovely, gentle comedy about a woman who only thinks of music and helping spread her love of it. She doesn’t realise how bad her singing is and her loving husband (Hugh Grant) does his utmost to shield her from ever finding out. You can almost see the comedy in this situation without even thinking about it but what Stephen Frears does so well is use the obvious but in a loving way. This is as much a tribute to the woman as it is a comedy about her.

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The Brickhill Book Bug reviews… The Outrun by Amy Liptrot Amy Liptrot was brought up on a farm on Orkney by her manic-depressive father and evangelical Christian mother. Despite having a free-range childhood, full of the natural world, she longed to escape the island and eventually made it to the bright lights of London. Once in the big city she began to live a wild life, moving from job to job while discovering sex, drugs, and most destructively, alcohol. Eventually drink would cost Amy her selfrespect, her boyfriend and very nearly her life. But Amy’s story has a happier ending than some. After a brief but successful spell in rehab she finally returned to the islands where she grew up and learned to love their beauty and solitude. In this book she shows us the beauty of the northern isles and introduces us to the people who live there and their way of life. She shows us the hardships of living on the edge of the world, but also the magic. Working her way through sobriety, one day at a time, she has written us an exceptionally honest account of how someone can lose themselves, and the courage it takes to find yourself again.

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THE BROWN-TAIL MOTH (Euproctis chrysorrhoea) Oak processionary moths (OPM) are a defoliating pest of English, Sessile and Turkey oaks (Quercus robur, Q.petraea and Q.cerris). The moths are widely distributed in central and southern Europe. In the southern countries of Europe OPM populations are controlled by natural predators, that, unfortunately do not exist in northern Europe. Consequently, OPMis now firmly established in northern France, the Netherlands, and has been reported in southern Sweden. Infestations of OPM caterpillars were first found in London in 2006. Oak processionary moth is also a risk to human health. The older caterpillars (3rd to 6th instars) are covered in irritating hairs that contain a urticating toxin (thaumetopoein or closely related compounds). Contact with these hairs, or their inhalation, can result in skin irritation (dermatitis) and allergic reactions (rashes, conjunctivitis). If hairs are inhaled respiratory distress such as including asthma or even anaphylaxis. These problems are significant because oak

processionary is often most abundant on urban trees, along forest edges and in amenity woodlands. Eggs are laid from July to early September. Each female lays between 100 and 200 eggs on twigs and small branches in the canopy. These hatch in April Newly hatched larvae have a uniformly brown body and dark head. As they grow they lighten in colour so that, by the time they are mature, they have a grey body and dark head. These older larvae have a single dark stripe running down the middle of the back and a whitish line along each side. Clumps of extremely long white hairs arise from reddish-orange pinacula along the length of the body. Less easy to see are the many thousands of short hairs that also cover the larvae. It is these short hairs that contain the irritant toxin. OPM poses a new and difficult management problem for our trees in cities. Chemical control appears to be the only current viable treatment for this pest.

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very garden has a couple of problem patches. I’m often asked which plants I’d recommend for a problem area and two which always crop up are damp shade and dry shade. Let’s deal with damp shade first. It’s actually less of a problem than you might expect. Okay, you’ll never grow a good lawn there, bulbs will rot, and sun-loving annuals won’t thrive, but there are loads of plants that will look wonderful. The trick in the case of damp shade is to go for leaf colour, plant form, and texture. Ajuga is excellent for ground cover. A. metallica has purple leaves and tiny blue flowers and A. reptans ‘Variegata’ is a pretty variegated cream and green variety. Astilbe does very well in damp shade; it has impressive red, pink or white flowery plumes depending on the variety chosen. Hostas are also a good choice, though in damp conditions you’ll need to be on slug-watch! If your shade is very dense then don’t choose golden varieties as the colour will fade. Hostas look wonderful planted with primulas, which also do well in these conditions. Some ferns love damp shade, including the Maidenhair fern, Adiantum pedatum; most varieties of dryopteris, and the ostrich feather fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris.

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Dry shade is definitely trickier. I don’t recommend fighting Mother Nature but I do think dry shade is one area where she sometimes needs a hand, so enrich dry soil with compost, well-rotted horse manure, or spent mushroom compost before planting, as this will encourage some moisture retention. Bergenias are attractive but tough enough for dry shade and their leathery leaves colour well in the autumn, particularly Bergenia cordifolia purpurea. The pink flowered varieties are the most commonly seen but there are red and white varieties too. I have a ‘Bressingham White’ which is quite lovely. My favourite plant for dry shade is the Euphorbia. Not all varieties are suited to these conditions but E. amygdaloides with it’s red stems and lime-green flower heads will generally do very well. Solomon’s Seal (polygonatum multiflorum) is another standby. It looks like a large lily of the valley and the variegated variety is very pretty. The trick with problem areas is to embrace them as part of your garden Treated as a gardening challenge they can be fun to plant and you’ll feel a tremendous sense of achievement when you do succeed. Happy planting! Rachel Leverton


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Bedford Blues Bedford Blues may have suffered a Greene King Championship semi-final defeat to Bristol, but no one will doubt that they have had a remarkable season which has seen them truly forget the last two campaigns and return to the top four of the league.

Before the season had even kicked off, the Blues had been tipped for the drop by former Rotherham supremo Lee Blackett. How wrong he was! Over the summer, Bedford’s Director of Rugby Mike Rayer began assembling a youthful squad of players with the likes of scrum half Jordan Burns, lock Mark Flanagan and hooker Sam James joining the ranks while also retaining some wise old heads with Paul Tupai, Phil Boulton and Mike Howard all signing on again. The Blues also maintained their working relationship with Saracens which saw Biyi Alo, Henry Taylor, Hayden Thompson-Stringer, Joel Conlon, George Perkins and Tom Griffiths while a loan deal also saw Alex Lundberg and Piers O’Conor join the club from Wasps. Just as importantly to the new signings was the development of players such as Dean Adamson, Pat Tapley, Josh Buggea, Justin Blanchet, Camilo Parilli-Ocampo and Charlie Clare who would all go on to have impressive campaigns. Bedford started their season with a bang by picking up a bonus point win over Bristol at Ashton Gate and then going on to defeat Moseley the following weekend – Blackett may have been regretting his words already. The run up to Christmas saw the Blues pick up further victories over Rotherham, Nottingham, Ealing and Yorkshire Carnegie with the final two games being won

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ummer, a time to relax, go on holiday and enjoy some time away from the Eyrie for most Eagles fans. This is not the case for the volunteers and individuals at Bedford Town as we prepare for another season in the Southern League Central division. Whilst the turnstiles are not ticking and a ball is not being kicked, hard work is taking place to make sure that the Eyrie is looking its best for when the first preseason fixture comes around on Tuesday 5th July against Hemel Hempstead. The Eagles then welcome a host of football league sides as Stevenage FC (12th July) and Peterborough United (19th July) both arrive with squads for Tuesday evening fixtures. The standout fixture of preseason is the Luton Town game, where the Hatters will be bringing down their first team

for a 3pm kick off on Saturday 16th July. Despite this being River Festival weekend, this should be a very entertaining afternoon for all connected with both clubs. Further fixtures are still being arranged, at this time of writing. For the latest information, please visit the club’s website at www.bedfordeagles.net or search for us via Facebook or Twitter. This certainly looks to be an exciting time, before the hard work of the new league season kicks in on Saturday 6th August. Off the field and there continues to be several social events for fans and new followers to enjoy. Saturday 11th June sees the EURO 2016 fixtures involving Wales and England broadcast live at the club, with food and entertainment available. Our new Clubhouse Managers Ash and Angie Scutchings are doing a fantastic job organising your perfect event, alongside our caterer Fiona Cardinale with the Platinum Kitchen and our resident Disco DJs, The Phoenix Roadshow. For further information on holding your party, wedding reception or any other event, please contact Angie on 07767 488797.

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