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Letter from the Editor This month I want to tell you a bit about the people who make this paper happen each month.

We have around 60 regular writers and contributors - all co-ordinated by Sharon who edits, keeps control and checks for accuracy while simultaneously investigating local events and stories and sometimes campaigning to right a wrong or encourage change for the good of the community. She will follow up stories through the month, talk to the people involved and get to the heart of local issues. In addition she will edit articles and notices that are sent to us about events, clubs, school reports and so on. As deadline approaches, Sharon does a terrific job as news editor and will bring all the articles and images together, checking for accuracy and making sure we have a good balance of all areas, that captions are correct and so on. This is a demanding task and it includes the what’s on listing, requiring particular attention to detail. At the same time Sarah (and Chris) is involved with talking to advertisers, preparing proofs, listening to instructions and turning them into attractive advert designs. Sometimes our advertisers provide their own artwork but more often the design is done by us. This might be for a job advert, a local tradesperson or for private items for sale. Sarah has a huge task with the job of ensuring that the advert and contact details from a large number of local businesses are accurately represented ensuring that they receive good quality enquiries after advertising in Grange Now. She also takes responsibility for all the accounts, invoicing and credit control which ultimately is the most important task in enabling us to continue providing this newspaper through your door free of charge. Which brings us to Glenn who as our head graphic designer, not only designs the adverts but also brings the pages to life by laying the articles and images provided by Sharon and the writing team. Once finished, the paper heads off to the printer and is then delivered by a first class team of almost 50 local people less than a week later. We then start the next issue! Grange Now is a real team effort by local people who live and work in the area and are all committed to providing a quality community newspaper every month. Tempting as it was to come up with an April fool story in this issue we have resisted the temptation - or have we? Happy Easter everyone.




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New Co-ordinator urgently required The Voluntary Social Car Scheme run by Cumbria County Council is a very worthwhile and much needed scheme which provides transport to members of the community who cannot make their journey by public or private transport. It allows people to be more independent so that they can attend doctor/ dentist appointments and social events and even go shopping without having to constantly impose on friends and family. The Scheme is working very well in Grange and the surrounding areas at the moment and the team of Drivers are able to cover almost all the requests for journeys that are received. However, the Co-ordinator of the scheme, Kirsten Ross, is having to stand down later this year, after 4 years of being Co-ordinator. If no replacement Co-ordinator can be found the Car Scheme will have to fold despite having a good team of Drivers available. The Co-ordinator does not have to be a Driver, though that would be useful. They just need to receive the requests for journeys and contact the Drivers to find a volunteer who is able and willing to do the journey.

Volunteers are reimbursed for all expenses. Kirsten would be able to give full training to anyone willing to take on the post before handing over the reins and would be available for support in the future. She has found her time with the scheme very rewarding and has made many new friends. This is a great way to help your community and keep in touch even if you are not as physically able as you were. The time required is also very flexible, allowing you to fit it around other commitments. If you have an aptitude for organisation and administration and are interested, please contact Kirsten on 015395 32232 for further details. Kirsten Ross, Retiring Voluntary Car Scheme Co-ordinator.

Grange Cancer Drop-In Group Grange Cancer Drop-In Group recently enjoyed a visit from Emily Quick of The Owl Sanctuary with some of her owls. A spokesperson told Grange Now, “It was a thoroughly entertaining and informative afternoon and we learned many facts about these fascinating birds and were encouraged to handle them.” Formerly called ‘St Mary’s Hospice Friendship & Support Group’ the Dropin Centre offer friendship, understanding and support to everyone who is affected by cancer: patients, relatives/ carers and those who are bereaved. They meet every Friday in the Father Magner Room, St Charles’ Catholic Church, Kents Bank Road between 2pm - 4pm.

“We enjoy shared friendship and experiences as well as games, talks and demonstrations, poetry afternoons, monthly raffle and occasional trips out to local places of interest. We celebrate our 25th anniversary later this year.” If you would like any further information, please contact Marie O’Connor on 015395 33279.

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Investment Matters By Gary Richardson FCIB, APFS This month we take a brief look at Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs). Not to be confused, there are two very different types: cash ISAs and Investment ISAs. Cash ISAs are essentially bank or building society savings accounts earning interest tax free. Interest rates in general are low and therefore so are returns on cash ISAs. Investments ISAs are likewise tax advantaged but instead of holding cash they can hold a range of things but typically bonds and shares. Returns therefore depend on the underlying investments rather than interest rates. Up to £20,000 per person can be contributed to ISAs per tax year. We are often asked which is best? The answer is it all depends on your circumstances, objectives and many other elements. An easy question but not an easy answer! The overriding fact is that returns are tax advantaged and should not be overlooked. The comments in this Editorial are only general and should not be taken as specific advice. It is important that you seek independent advice before taking any action on the above, or any other, subjects. It should be noted that the value of some investments can fall as well as rise therefore you may get back less than originally invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. Independent Investment Associates Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

SLDC work towards ‘light touch’ for lido At its March meeting Grange Town Council showed unanimous support for SLDC’s plan to carry out a basic refurbishment of the Lido. Following that show of support, an application to set up a Community Interest Company (CIC) has been sent to Companies House. The CIC would build on SLDC’s basic work and develop plans for the Lido’s future use. These two steps have been taken to encourage SLDC to carry out a basic refurbishment of the Lido. The SLDC refurbishment will

Grange Town Council Prior to the start of the full town council meeting on Monday 12th March, a minute’s silence was observed for former Councillor and Chairman, Robert Leach who died on 27th February. Mr Leach was also founder of the incredibly successful Prom Art. Apologies came from Cllr. Martin Ingle and an announcement from Mayor, Cllr Peter Endsor that Cllr Tom Harvey had resigned earlier that day. In respect of Tom Harvey’s resignation, if more than 80 residents from Grange call for an election then one will

probably take about 2 years. The CIC’s development of plans for the Lido’s future uses will need a lot of discussions with specialists in different fields: hospitality and catering; the entertainment industry; markets and trading; conservation and wildlife; children’s activities; cycling and other outdoor activities; and so on. The CIC will need to work out which activities can be sustained over a lengthy period and especially where reliable long-term sources of money will come from. The starting assumption is that the large space inside the Lido can support several different types of activity. For the avoidance of any doubt, I should emphasise that there is no prospect of the Lido being revived as a swimming pool.

Peter Endsor, our Mayor, has described the restoration of the Lido for future recreational uses as the biggest opportunity coming Grange’s way for years ahead, and I think that he is right. If we are to seize that opportunity, every single one of us in Grange will need to put in our ideas and possibly our time and effort.

be held in May to coincide with the District Council elections. If no such election is called then a Councillor will be co-opted onto the council.

Arriva Rail North is seeking consent to install a ticket vending machine on platform one as well as a WiFi router in the glass canopy overhead. GTC objected stating that the ticket machine is badly sited as it’s a listed building.

A representative from the police did not attend but a report was sent stating that there had been 31 calls for service.

District Councillor Eric Morrell offered condolences on the death of Robert Leach saying he will be sorely missed and that he had done a great deal for the town over the years. Cllr. Morrell went on to ask Grange Town Council to ‘wholeheartedly’ back a plan by SLDC to carry out the ‘light touch option’ in respect of Grange Lido (see Cllr. Morrell’s column above for full details).

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During the ‘Have your say’ section, former Councillors’ Frank McCall and Bill Woods spoke of their concern over the illegal and often downright dangerous parking in Grange. They presented photographic evidence to the Council showing vehicles parked on double yellow lines, across pavements and on bends and junctions. Next meeting Mon. 9th April 7 pm (follows annual town meeting)

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Festival celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary On Saturday 9th June, the Grange Edwardian Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The Festival was the brainchild of former Grange Town Clerk, Frank Brooks who was also behind reinstating band concerts at the Bandstand in Park Road Gardens and the Historic Vehicle Rally.


he first Edwardian Festival was held in May 1994 and ran for two weeks with various events including a pram race on the prom, coffee mornings, Edwardian afternoon teas, and a walk around Old Grange. The Festival itself was held in the centre of Grange, on Main Street, and the road was closed for the day with permission of the police. Mary Ann Harris (Best) former Grange Now Editor/Owner was one of the organisers and remembers the closure cost £200 and the road was closed with hay bales. After two years the Festival was moved to the Promenade and became a weekend event, with a Craft Fair and Band Concert on the Sunday in Park Road Gardens. “A two week event was too complicated to sustain,” said Mary Ann. “After all we were only a volunteer workforce!“ In 1999, after 3 years on the prom, the Festival moved again to its present site in Park Road Gardens and the date was changed to the second Saturday in June – it was thought the weather would be warmer in June. The cover of the first ever programme shows a photo of the Bandstand when it was sited on the prom. Apparently,

the bandstand was moved to its current home, Park Road Gardens because ladies complained that soot from the passing steam trains was ruining their clothes! Incredibly, the festival is organised by just four people: MaryAnn, Geraldine Gordon, Michael Fieldhouse and Cllr.Tricia Thomas. Local scouts help the night before erecting the arches and helping to deliver tables on the day. The scouts are organised by Michael Fieldhouse. Any help on the day would be greatly appreciated by the team. It doesn’t have to be all day, just an hour on the gate would help enormously. It’s a fantastic achievement to keep an event going for such a long period of time and it would be wonderful if as many people as possible got involved this year. Why not really get involved and book a stall? To book one please call 015395 32265 for an application form. If you really want to get in the spirit of things, you can hire a costume from Hilary’s Costume Rooms. Hilary stocks a vast array of costumes for men, women and children and you can contact her on 015395 34631 or on mobile: 07956 465 148. Next month: As the Festival is celebrating its silver jubilee, organisers are planning lots of surprises but we will have more news about that next month. Bottom left: Organisers plan the next Festival - Michael Fieldhouse, Geraldine Gordon, Tricia Thomas and MaryAnn Harris Top right: All aboard Next: Previous ‘Best Costume winners’ Next: Far right - Frank Brooks - Edwardian Festival founder Bottom: Former Grange Primary Headteacher, Colin Milner and former Councillor, Aidan Smith

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U3A has a strong self help ethos and this is clearly seen in the Discussion Group. The topics which we talk about are decided by the membership and each session has an introduction researched and prepared by one of the members of the group. Sometimes we have invited another U3A member to come along to start us off where they have special knowledge of the subject as a result of their own experience and careers. We try to strike a balance in our topics with some being global in nature, some mainly about the UK and others of particular local significance. A topical issue we explored was the problems arising from plastic waste; litter at a local level; pollution of the land, rivers and oceans; impact on wildlife and the spread of plastic particles into the food chain including our own diets. But what about solutions and our own role in addressing the situation? Do we think about packaging when we are shopping, do we avoid products that contain

On Sunday 1st April, the early bird parker’s rate comes into force at Hampsfell Car Park, in Grange. A spokesperson for South Lakeland District Council confirmed that if you pay before 9am you will only be charged £1, but the machines

tiny plastic nanoparticles, do we make sure that we recycle as much as possible and do we take part in campaigns to persuade government, industry and retailers to address this serious and growing problem? The proposed zip wire at Thirlmere was a ‘hot’ local topic at the start of this year. This led neatly into a discussion on tourism in the Lake District. Do too much tourism and certain types of activity conflict with the objectives of National Parks to conserve beauty and provide access for quiet enjoyment? National Park authorities are expected to have regard to the local economy and jobs, but can over promotion of tourism be counter-productive and damage the attributes that attract people? More details of U3A’s many activities and groups can be found on the Grange and District U3A website at grange, at Grange Library and on posters around the town.

are calibrated so that anytime after 9am you will pay standard tariff rates. This ‘early-bird’ parking tariff is sure to be welcomed, not only by local workers, but also those residents whose streets are clogged up with people parking.

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Militaria Auction Uncovers Local Wartime Story Our latest Militaria and Weapons auction included a letter and a series of four postal cards written in 1943 to a Miss Jess MacLennan of Silverdale. They were all penned on behalf of Lieutenant J Southard, who, having been caught out by a German patrol “with only my pistol”, had found himself in a German hospital. He describes one bullet as having passed through the right side of his temple, exiting on the left. And then goes on

to say, “the other bullet is a much more serious matter” as it entered his stomach and did “a certain amount of damage to the old entrails and my hip”. The postal cards from 1943 and 1944 confirm his recovery and weight gain and that he’s awaiting repatriation. Leaving us to wonder 55 years later whether his repatriation brought him back to Silverdale and Miss MacLennan? If only we had that answer on a postcard too.

SLDC backing a plan to be plastic-free South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) are getting behind a plan to further tackle plastic waste. They plan to offer free drinking water, from their Lowther Street address, to encourage people to refill reusable bottles. The new water dispenser which will be placed in the reception area of their offices in Kendal will be available from March.

Councillors also voted unanimously in favour of a motion that will ‘commit the authority to phasing out the use of all single-use plastic products in its activities by the end of the year’. SLDC Leader, Cllr Giles Archibald, motion read: ‘This council will become a single-use plastic free council by phasing out the use of single use plastic products such as bottles, cups, cutlery and drinking straws in council activities, where it is reasonable to do so, by the end of 2018 and to encourage our facilities’ users, local businesses and other local public agencies to do the same by championing alternatives, such as reusable water bottles.’

It’s all part of a national campaign to reduce the use of plastic and also get the nation drinking more water. A mobile ‘app’ is available showing all the ‘Refill’ station throughout the UK. It is hoped many more outlets in the area will come onboard with the scheme. Whitbread Plc, who own Costa and Premier Inn are the first national company to sign up and refill sites will be available at 3,000 of their outlets from the beginning of March.

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Grange business leading the way with plastic-free It’s well-known that the phenomenal Blue Planet series has prompted a country-wide revolution against plastic and it’s certainly long overdue.

However, a business right here in Grange has been doing their bit for the environment for nearly thirty years. Husband and wife team, Richard and Jenny, run ‘Fletchers greengrocers’ (RA & JS Fletcher & Sons) on Kents Bank Road, along with sons Andrew and Rick. A recent facebook post by Jenny Shaw tells the delights of plastic-free shopping at Fletchers, where fruit and veg can be bought loose and unpackaged or placed in a paper bag. There is also rows and rows of large storage jars or nuts, seeds, flour, pulses, rice which can be decanted straight into your own containers.

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Cumbria County Council’s Apprenticeship Team has been hosting events in the County last month.

During March the County Council has been recruiting for apprenticeship opportunities across a range of service areas including engineering, fire and rescue, social care, project management and many more. The council is committed to apprenticeships and is making a big effort to develop our offer, and over the next year we will be recruiting well over 100 apprenticeship roles.

As part of the national advertising campaign, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service is encouraging people in Cumbria to test the smoke alarms in their home and those of vulnerable friends/relatives, and if not yet done, purchase and install smoke alarms at every level of the home. Smoke alarms can give someone the few extra seconds they need to escape in a fire. While the majority of homes across the county now have an alarm fitted, most people

Bookshelf The Alzheimer’s Society will be holding their regular Drop-In on Tuesday 3rd April from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. If you have been diagnosed with any form of Dementia, are a carer, or just want to find out more or get advice regarding support, please pop in for a chat. Annie Southward will be displaying her lovely paintings in the Art Room from 4th to 28th April.

On 16th April we will be welcoming local author Martin Salter-Smith to talk about his new novel ‘The Spanish Son’, a thriller set in Cumbria, Liverpool, Barcelona and the Pyrenees. Join us to hear him talk about his progress from writing poetry, short stories and magazine articles to full-length novels. The talk starts at 2.30 pm and tickets (£1) are

are not aware that the average alarm has a lifespan of just ten years and then needs replacing.

A single smoke alarm may simply not be enough. The recommendation is at least one at every level, to ensure you can hear them throughout your home, particularly when asleep. Last year, in nearly half of all fires in the home where the smoke alarm did not give a warning the reason was that the alarm was not positioned correctly. Missing or flat batteries were another major cause.

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Cumbria County Council are upgrading their Digital Strategy so that it is easier to contact the County via our website at www. if you are not able to access a computer at home then Grange Library has computers you can use free of charge to access County Council services.

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The Friends of Grange Library will be meeting at 11am on Monday 16th April. Come along if you would like to find out what they do and to support them. Please note that from 1st April 2018 Cumbria Libraries will no longer be purchasing printed versions of newspapers and magazines or new CDs and DVDs, though existing stocks of CDs and DVDs will remain. Free online services are available to Library Members through Press Reader & RB Digital, please ask staff for guidance.

You may have noticed the lovely flower beds at the front of the Library. We would like to thank Grange Soroptimists for their hard work in maintaining this area. For details about what is going on for children in the library, please see the schools page.

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In Breakfast: Morning, Noon and Night, Fern Green encourages readers to enjoy their most-loved meal at any time of the day. One of her recipes for a savoury dish that you won’t be able to confine to just the morning hours is Smoked Salmon and Eggs with Capers & Quinoa Crackers.

Quinoa Crackers

With Easter falling early this year, the weather may still be chilly, but ‘chilly’ is perfect for enjoying a big hearty Easter lunch indoors! We’d like a bit of sunshine mind you, so that we can get out and about to walk off the Easter excesses (or should that be egg-cesses?)

It showcases two of our Low Sizergh Barn farm shop suppliers: Hodmedods, who work with British farmers to provide pulses and grains through fair and sustainable UK production, and, Inverawe Smokehouse, whose fish is slowly oak-smoked to give a true taste of the Highlands. INGREDIENTS

Serves 2

FOR THE QUINOA CRACKERS 160g (5.5oz) Hodmedods quinoa, soaked overnight in a covered bowl and drained 110ml (4floz) water ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons olive oil

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FOR THE TOPPING 1 tablespoon capers Handful of sorrel leaves Olive oil for frying 4 Low Sizergh Farm eggs Salt and black pepper 1 apple (Granny Smith best) 50-75g (2-2.5oz) Inverawe smoked salmon


5-10 minutes.

1. To make the crackers, preheat the oven to 180°C. Whizz the quinoa, water and salt in a food processor until you get a consistency like double cream.

4. To make the topping, fry the capers and sorrel in a little olive oil until crispy, then drain on a piece of kitchen towel.

3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and crisp on the bottom. Flip each cracker over and bake for a further

6. Serve the salmon, eggs and capers on a plate with the sliced apple on the side and use the crackers to scoop up tasty, smoky, tangy mouthfuls.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dollop tablespoons of the mixture on to the baking sheet leaving 4cm in between to allow the crackers to spread as they cook.

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5. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and season. Add a little oil to a saucepan over a low heat and stir slowly until the eggs are just scrambled. Remove from the heat.

NEW for 2018 is the Chicken Roulade – this easy-carve roasting joint is bound to wow your guests: a whole fresh boneless Chicken roll filled with English cured Gammon and our famous Cumberland sausagemeat. £18.99 Each, feeds approx 6-8 people.

Our ever-popular Chicken Cushions – perfect for smaller families: succulent double breast of Chicken filled with minced turkey breast and cranberry & apple seasoning. £9.99 each, feeds approx 4 people. Aberdeen Angus Beef - We will have a selection of cuts and joints of local Aberdeen Angus from James Hadwin at Mansergh Hall Farm, perfect

for the Easter dinner table! When you pop into the shop, don’t forget to bring the kids as we are once again running our Easter Children’s Colouring Competition – colouring sheets will be available in the shop from Monday 26th March and the winners will be judged on Good Friday! We’ll be raising a toast to our Butchers over a Chicken Roulade this Easter! Why, well because they are so rarely celebrated these days. The trade is often perceived as declining and old-fashioned, but we (and I dare say, you) couldn’t be without them! We’re lucky to have a strong team of skilled and experienced Butchers with us at Higginsons and the recent publicity during National Butchers Week (12th18th March) gave us a good excuse to sing their praises! National Butchers Week aims to raise the profile of the trade through celebrating shops like ours as beacons of excellence. Whilst on the subject, we’re always on the look out for enthusiastic and dedicated young talent to join our team! Please note that Higginsons shop will be closed on Easter Monday.

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Amazing bands but a lot less mud!

Now heading into 2018 and its third year, the festival offers a balance between keeping the festival intimate and friendly, and being able to offer more experiences and entertainment to more people! We can't wait to bring our ideas and hard work to

fruition in July 2018! This festival has grown over two sell-out years to become a local household name event that puts on a large variety of entertainment, art, food, drinks, fun, camping and all of the things one might expect of a much larger festival. Like a concentrated juice, we squeeze all of the best bits of a large festival into a much more intimate setting, meaning less walking through miles of mud, and more enjoying what the festival has to offer! On the line-up so far this year are Cassia, Dansi, LOWES, FLYNT, MONSTER MONSTER, Paper Cranes, Good Foxy, Folkestra and many more.... with the headliner still be announced!

Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary handmade prints, it is a rare opportunity for some of the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, to share practice and learn from each other. The 2018 Opening Talk will be given by our Printmaker of the Year Gail Brodholt and the Printmakers' Printmaker Georgina Bown. Gail Brodholt works with the linocut technique to portray images of transport and travelling. "Travel is a wonderful and transformative aspect of modern life. To be able to jump on a train or in a car and go anywhere on the spur of the moment is a tremendous gift – especially for artists!" Georgina Bown works

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mainly with the drawing technique of Monoprinting which she has adapted and mastered over recent years. Submarines are depicted out of water or suspended making them powerless and vulnerable which she finds intriguing. This fascination with structure, power, scale and a menacing presence has turned into a series of powerful Monotype artworks. The Opening Talk takes place on Thursday 3rd May, 6pm. Tickets £2. Saturday 5th May, 10-5pm, Sunday 6th May, 10-4pm. Admission £5 (includes catalogue). Tickets go on sale from 10am Saturday 5th May. Booking essential by email printfest@gmail. com. Pay on the door. Free to Friends of Printfest and Art Students







‘City of Gold’ by Printmaker of the Year 2018; Gail Brodholt

The EskFest story began back in late 2015 when founder Tom Smith (that really is his name) sent word around to some of his nearest and dearest asking if they would like to join in starting up a non-for-profit independent music festival in his home of 6 years, The Eskdale Valley in The Lake District. The small team that came together wanted to create a quality platform for great emerging local talent and also to bring some of the UK's best acts to a part of the country where people often have to travel many hours to see bigger acts perform.

Printfest offers a chance to meet the artist

Exhibition and Sale of Contemporary, Original Prints View and buy direct from the artists Open Saturday 5th May, 10-5pm Open Sunday 6th May, 10-4pm Admission £5 + catalogue

Opening Talk 3rd May

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Flookburgh pupil is inspired by Wordsworth

That was quite an Act, Sister! There was quite a few ‘firsts’ in Grange Amateur Operatic Society’s latest production. First show of the year, first time that Sister Act the Musical has been done in Grange and first production for Hannah Fish as Producer/ Choreographer and I’m delighted to say it was a first-class show. The cast were fantastic in their roles. You’re always on to a winner when Sam Grundy is the lead and she was in fine voice as Deloris. Pam Mellor was perfectly cast and absolutely hilarious as Mother Superior and there was a great performance from Trudi Carter as Sister Mary Patrick. Everyone brought style and panache to their roles and the show was slick, well-rehearsed and very enjoyable to watch. Alastair Rae as Monsignor O’Hara and

Twenty-five year medal for Hilary

Following the Friday evening performance of Sister Act (2nd March) costumier, Hilary Stubbs was awarded with her twenty-five year’s service award from NODA. Hilary is behind all the amazing costumes seen in all Grange Amateur Dramatic Society productions. In her costume rooms, based in Cartmel, Hilary has a dizzying array of garments and, in the unlikely event that she doesn’t have the right costume, and given enough notice, she’ll make you one.

Thomas Kidd as TJ also deserve a special mention as does the irrepressible Simon McCleery as a cagedancing drag act - you had to be there! Olivia Muir played the part of the un-wordly Sister Mary Robert brilliantly and Louis Simon gave a stellar performance as ‘Sweaty Eddie’. I can’t mention everyone

in the space available but the whole cast certainly deserve it. Musical Director, Jane Thedham, and the Orchestra were exceptional and the backstage crew and front of house staff all bring the whole production together to give us, the audience, a very enjoyable couple of hours. A fantastic show, Hannah, very well done.

In the February edition of Grange Now, we wrote about the annual Wordsworth Young Poets competition. Organised by the family of the great poet, they asked for school age wordsmiths to pen a poem about ‘Deep Waters’ and Lily Lloyd answered the call. A pupil at Flookburgh Primary, Lily (9), spotted the competition on our School Reports page and set about crafting her entry. She won’t find out until after 22nd March how she’s done but we’re so impressed with her entry that we’re printing it here. Her parents, Jon and Shirley Lloyd, are rightfully very proud of their young daughter.

Start of a new season but end of an era Organisers are now preparing for the new season of PromArt on the beautiful prom right here in Grange. A spokesperson told Grange Now, “The 2017 season was very successful with an average of 60 plus exhibitors, all individuals selling only their own work – be it paintings or photographs, needlework or glassware, woodwork or wrought iron work plus many talented crafts people. Exhibitors travel from as far away as Bolton, Warrington, Preston, Carlisle as well as our near neighbours from Milnthorpe, Ulverston, Kendal and locally from Grange and Allithwaite. PromArt is still the largest regular open-air Art and Crafts fair in the Northwest. “PromArt was established back in 2004 when Robert Leach, together with Haydon Giffney, had a vision of getting together a few excellent local artists to show their work along

Deep, Deep Waters A long, slimy eel, A fat, adorable seal, Deep, deep waters. A scaly, blue tail, An old, rotten sail, Deep, deep waters.

Robert (the then president and advisor), Rose Ivison committee member and Peter Endsor Mayor of Grange.

An elegant, spotty ray, A distant, sandy bay, Deep, deep waters.

A fresh, shiny oyster, An emerald, vicious lobster, Deep, deep waters.

the promenade – and it has grown from strength to strength ever since.

A prickly, miniature urchin, An admirable, patterned fin, Deep, deep waters.

“It is so sad to report that Robert (Leach) passed away on the 27th February, if it had not been for Robert’s foresight and years of dedication PromArt would not exist today. We promised Robert that PromArt would continue, and grow, and this is what we will do. God bless you Robert.”

Urgent Help Needed at Flookburgh Church

“PromArts first event this year will be held on the promenade on Sunday 29th April 10am – 4pm and then every last Sunday in the month until September 30th. Hope to see you there.”

As reported in the February edition of Grange Now, the organist at Flookburgh Church is retiring, and they are looking for people who may be able to play the keyboard, piano or organ to accompany hymns. They would like to say a huge thank you to the two people who have offered so far, but we desperately need at least two more people who would be prepared to go on a rota to play every few weeks. If you would like more information, please contact Pat Taylor 58204, or Amanda Kay 58851.

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Annie’s Iona

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Starting on Wednesday 4th April, there is another chance to see Annie Southward’s wonderful seascapes. Grange Library will host the exhibition and Annie told Grange Now, “The paintings, acrylics on canvas, are all beach scenes inspired by recent trips to the Scottish island of Iona and all displayed paintings are available for purchase”.

On Friday 6th April, the ‘Prince Bishop's Brass Quintet’ provide the music for the next concert in the Grange-over-Sands & District concert club's 2018 season. The North East's premier brass ensemble, based in County Durham, will take the audience on a musical journey from Bach to Boogie.

The exhibition, entitled, ‘Annie's Iona’ will be on until Friday 27th April.

MAIN: Sea Pinks INSET: Path to the Beach

Kendal Band chooses Grange for its first concert After it's successful 2017 visit to the Victoria Hall, Kendal Concert Band returns to Grange for its first concert of 2018. The band is a community wind orchestra made up from musicians who live all across the South Lakes area including a couple of Grange residents. The completely new programme contains music for every taste from Bernstein's West Side Story to the music of Duke Ellington, William Walton, the rock music of Deep

Spring Ceilidh in aid of the Vic! Purple and much more. Raffle and Bar available. It promises to be a great evening of entertainment

The concert takes place on Saturday 14th April at 7.30pm. Tickets,

priced £8 for adults and £5 for under 18’s, will be available on the door or in advance from the from: The Information Centre, Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6DP.

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The quintet; 2 trumpets (doubling Flugel horn, Eb and piccolo trumpet), trombone, French Horn and Tuba, was formed by a group of brass playing friends who would meet each other at various locations playing for choral societies, operatic companies, symphony orchestras, brass and big bands. During the countless bars rest they encountered, they decided to just play

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Spring is here! The days are brighter, the evenings are lighter, so dust off those dancing shoes, dig out a tenner and head down to the Victoria Hall for Grange’s spring ceilidh on Friday 13th April. There will be lively music from the Sands Band and the very-affable Dave Rogers will be calling the dances. No dancing

together to eliminate the need to count quite so much. Their programme includes music from the renaissance, classical, the twentieth century, with popular, some jazz, and of course, Bach. Victoria Hall - 8pm. Admission is £12 at the door. Children, and students under 21, free.

experience is necessary and even two left feet can be accommodated. A hot supper is included in the cost in case there is still a nip in the evening air. All proceeds from the evening will go to help support Victoria Hall. For catering purposes, please order your tickets in advance from Grange Tourist Information Office - tel 015395 34026. Make sure you don’t miss out on a great evening’s entertainment!

Grange Drama Grapevine Are you in the know about where members of Grange Drama rendezvous for their monthly Play Reading programme or production rehearsals? Why not plan a first visit and join us? Be assured of a warm welcome at our ‘Green Room’ base at Grange Institute on Main Street. The Institute is opposite Barclays Bank and almost next door to Lakeland Optical. On-street parking is right outside the door or at The Commodore. The latter is free at night - like our meetings, and we don’t make a bad cup of coffee either. Our spring programme, like the tides, is coming in fast and here’s a date for your diary: Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm. An evening of reading plays for the radio, ‘The Sublime To The Ridiculous’. Our future workshop programme will ultimately combine with rehearsed

readings and short community style radio plays and those who tell dramatised stories, being part of this project. Thanks to local writers ,a raft of Radio Plays have been loaned to us. Anyone interested in joining - acting or perhaps writing new material specifically related to this area,reading or listening in simply has to drop in on the night to find out what we are up to and how you might contribute. A quotation attributed to Trevor Nunn, the famous professional director, is a reminder to us all “... surely the only thing that is NOT permissible these days is to lose the audience”. It can be certainly said that ‘Sister Act’, the recent Grange Opera production, did not lose its audience. Congratulations to the company for putting on such an excellent show & giving us all a great night out. www. or find us on Facebook.

Joan Hill chalks up 55 years On Friday 2nd March, after the amazing Grange & District Operatic Society’s performance of Sister Act, long-time member, Joan Hill, received her fifty-five year NODA service medal and pin. Joan joined the group as a dancer when she was just seventeen. She told Grange Now, “I joined with my friend Jen Burrows, who was Burrell back then, and Marilyn Howson (nee Robinson) and we were all dancers. My first show was in 1965 and it was called Waltz Time.

“A few years later we were joined by Lynn Davey (nee Robinson) and Carol Haines. Eventually, I gave up performing and began helping with make-up, hair, chaperoning and choreography and that’s what I still do today as well as front of house and, of course, helping with the teas!” Joan’s daughters Deana and Gail followed in her theatrical footsteps. In 1986, Gail was

in Oliver and in 1997 Deana joined and had main roles in Me & My GIrl (1998), Dolly (1990), Carousel (2000) and Half a Sixpence in 2001. In 2010, Gail’s eldest daughter Deanne had a role in Carousel. Quite the family affair! Joan said, “It was lovely to see dancers back in the pantomime last year. There was a group of really good dancers who entertained the audience during Dick Whittington & his Cat.”

New Spa at The Netherwood Hotel

After removing their pool and gym, the Netherwood Hotel is in the process of installing a luxury spa. At the time of writing, work is still ongoing but what has been completed is to a very high standard and very tastefully done. The new spa will offer treatments, hot tubs,

plunge pool, nail bar and much more.

A little something for locals Twilight Package from 4 – 6pm, a glass of prosecco upon arrival, a 30 minute treatment and use of the thermal journey for £34.00 per person.

We are excited to announce the opening of a brand new boutique spa ,The Spa at Netherwood Salt inhalation room | aroma steam room | ice fountain | traditional sauna experience shower | indoor wooden hot tubs | cold plunge tub

Enjoy a soothing massage therapy, boosting facial or simply escape to our snug room for a snooze on our comfy loungers with an organic fusion tea or a chilled glass of prosecco

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Can’t Beat It at St. Peter’s Field Broughton Well actually, you can! For quite a few years now, members of the congregation, and other keen local perambulators, have annually ‘beaten the bounds’ of our parish. (In 2018 it was on 24th March.) Many assume that these ancient practices are dying out. Well, at St Peter’s, we beg to differ, and are determined to maintain this tradition. The walk is about 15 miles, and The Crown at High Newton, provides a convenient half-way resting place for lunch and other refreshments – not to mention an excuse for those who feel able to complete only half the walk! This tradition had an important purpose in the past: Knowledge of parish limits needed to be handed down so it was known who was responsible for church repairs, and who had the right to be buried within the churchyard. Today, the main

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The undoubted highlight of the past month has been taking part – along with other local churches - in ‘Moving Mountains’ - a four day event taking place simultaneously with churches throughout Cumbria. We hosted a visiting team of ecumenical church leaders who came to share in local activities aimed at reaching out into our communities. Our team was led by Bishop Libby Lane, recently appointed as Bishop of Stockport with four other team members took part in various events ranging from “Grill a Bishop” at our local pub, taking school assemblies, visiting youth groups and care homes and enjoying a

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On Saturday 10th March the Church hosted two events as part of the ‘Moving Mountains’ mission. A virtual prayer trail guided participants round a series of thought provoking displays set up around the Church. In the evening more than 60 people enjoyed an ‘Italian Evening’ with Italian food prepared by the catering team and musical entertainment provided by Victor Hindle, Sue Harrison and Sylvia Trohear. On Sunday 11th March our congregation joined the Ecumenical Service in the Victoria Hall. An enjoyable and inspiring gathering of over 150 people with the address

purpose is building community relationships, and bearing witness that the church is still an important part of the social fabric. Make a note in your diary to join us next year! Parish Map: If you think you can help in putting the finishing touches to our parish map (for example in naming fields or local features) then please get in touch.

walk along part of the Cistercian way. At Allithwaite, we hosted another very successful ‘Curry Night’ on the Saturday evening. Other events during the month have included another ‘Messy Church’ focusing on the Easter story with appropriate ‘messy’ craft activities and ending – as always – with a hot meal for the children. Some have also enjoyed taking part in a series of Lent studies at St Paul’s Church, where a soup and sandwich supper has been followed by a thought provoking series of readings and discussions based on Luigi Gioia’s book “Say it to God – in search of prayer” - a book recommended by the Archbishop of Canterbury for Lent.

given by Bishop Libby Lane. Our Easter week services begin on Maundy Thursday with Eucharist Of the Last Supper and tenebrae starting at 7.30pm. On Good Friday, a three hour devotion will begin at Noon with Liturgy of the Cross at 2pm. On the 1st April, Easter Day Sunrise service is at 6.30am in Hampsfell car park and Parish Eucharist at 11.00am in St Paul’s. The first of this years lunchtime concerts is on 11th April. Entitled ‘One man and three keyboards’, the concert will be given by our organist Charles Edmondson. Lunch will be available from noon with concert commencing at 1 pm. Admission £8 to include lunch and concert.


Bishop Libby Lane visits the Cartmel Peninsula The first female Bishop in the Church of England, the Rt. Revd Libby Lane, visited our area from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th March as part of an ecumenical initiative engaging with Methodist, URC and Catholic churches in Cumbria. Accompanying Bishop Libby were members of her Team; the Revd Joe Moffat from Teddington, London; the Revd Jessica Piper and two lay workers Jonathan Masters and Chris Wood. Local church leaders including Revd Andrew from St Pauls and Revd Jo from Grange Methodist church were also involved. Members of local community groups, charities and organisations were invited to a drinks reception at the Netherwood Hotel on the Friday evening and all enjoyed the opportunity to chat with Bishop Libby and her team. Saturday saw the team at the Repair Café held in the URC Hall, a joint initiative between Grange URC and Grange Methodist Church. The Repair Café invites residents to bring items in need of repair, carried out by local handymen (and women). Mrs Lilian Greenhalgh was very

The Taizé Singing Group recommences

The Taizé Singing Group at St John the Baptist Parish Church, Flookburgh, will re-commence meetings on Tuesday 1st May at 6.30pm, and then on each first Tuesday of each month thereafter. If you enjoy singing Taizé music, please come along and join us. If Taizé is new to you, you are warmly invited to come and find out what it is all about! For further information please ring 015395 32875.

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Members took an active part in the County initiative ‘Moving Mountains’ an outreach sponsored by the Archbishop of York. In our part of the world, we had a team from the Diocese of Chester, headed by Bishop Libby, who was the first lady bishop ever appointed in England. There were meetings of all kinds planned, a Curry Evening, an Italian evening, a walk on the Cistercian Way, and a ’Meet the Bishop’ evening. Bishop Libby gave the word, reminding us that Mother’s Day can bring sadness as well as joy and that we should be mindful of those who are not able to celebrate as others can, and that God’s love is for all There were daffodils on the table and we were invited to take some, and include a heart shaped card, which reminds us that God’s love is for everyone.

On Sunday 11th, over 200 people tucked into breakfast and afterwards took part in a Mothering Sunday service in the Victoria Hall, before it was time for Bishop Libby and her team to bid farewell to the Cartmel Peninsula.

pleased to advise Bishop Libby on how to repair a torn hole in her cardigan. “She wanted to be able to do it herself,” Mrs Greenhalgh told Grange Now. The Revd Joe Moffatt said, “I am definitely going to start something like this in my parish at Teddington. It’s an excellent community project bringing people together.”

Bishop Libby spoke to pupils at Grange Primary School and Cartmel Priory School on the theme of ‘Moving Mountains’ – how little things such as a tiny mustard seed can grow with faith and commitment to make a bigger impact. Pupils at Cartmel Priory School were also invited to ‘Grill a Bishop’ and asked some searching questions. “Better than we usually get!” laughed Bishop Libby.

United Reformed

Despite the cold winds, the daffodils have got the message that springtime is with us. We start the month with Easter, literally, as Easter Sunday is on April 1st. You are most welcome to join us as we rejoice at morning service at 10.30am. On Easter Monday, April 2nd, we have our Coffee Morning, always a happy occasion.

Time for Peace 2018

Since September last year Cartmel Quakers have held a monthly half hour of quiet contemplation. Open to all, we call these moments of stillness ‘Time for Peace’; time where we can join others in a comfortable and relaxed setting and reflect on issues concerning peace, whether that be within ourselves, our community or our world.

Bishop Libby grew up in Derbyshire and began attending her village church from the age of eleven. Her parents were not religious and she went for the first time with a school friend. Whilst studying for the priesthood she met who was to be her future husband and they were ordained together. The couple have a son and a daughter. Becoming a bishop was a surprise “Being a bishop isn’t something you train for,” she said, “You have to wait to be asked.” She never expected to be the first woman in the Church of England to become a bishop. Although Bishop Libby is adamant she isn’t a woman bishop. She says she is a bishop who happens to be a woman. Thanks to MaryAnn Harris for this report. We are having a defibrillator installed in the church hall. Wonderful gadgets these, but even more effective when folks know how to use them. We are planning a training session on April 12th at 7pm and hope that church members and representatives of organisations that meet in the hall will come for tips on how to use it. Full details from Sue on 015395 58397. Our Church Walks begin on 19th April, with a stroll round Sandgate . Everyone welcome.

We have been greatly touched by the support from the handful of local residents who have joined us. By sharing cups of tea and lively conversations afterwards we have enjoyed learning more about our neighbours and how much peace means to them. Coming together in this way also highlights the value of sharing silence with others; where we can just sit and be with one another without judgment or

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Lifting the Veil on Boarbank

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Spring is in the air at Boarbank and we are preparing for busy times ahead. We have a spring and summer fashion show on Tuesday 17th April and once again our staff will be taking to the catwalk. Tickets are available from Paragon in town and also from Boarbank Nursing Home. And of course, May 28th is Boarbank’s famous coffee morning, if you haven’t been before come and join us, you’re in for a treat. But before these is Easter; a time for thanksgiving and reflection not only for the religious amongst us but for everyone. Instead of moaning about what we haven’t got, let’s take time to count our blessings and be grateful for what and who we have in our lives. Remember: one small positive thought in the morning can change the entire outcome of your day. Telephone: 015395 32288

any need to speak. If you would like to join us and enjoy some ‘Time for Peace’, then please come along to Cartmel Quaker Meeting House. Our next gathering will be on the Thursday 26th April 2018 at 7.30pm. Future gatherings will be held on the last Thursday of the month thereafter. All are welcome – this is a free gathering. For further information, please contact Izzy Thorne on 015395 34910.



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Independent Networking Group

With links to Beatrix Potter, Temple Heelis Solicitors is soon to celebrate its 200th anniversary. Family firm FMB Financial Management Bureau started at a kitchen table and now boasts a global client base, with £250 million under its supervision. Former police detective Adrian Barker has seen his South Lakes Services brainchild grow to 200 staff, 500 clients and an annual turnover almost reaching £3 million. MBE Accountants have clients stretching from Canary Wharf to the Bahamas and reduced one tax claim from £18K to £3K, while historic building experts, Crosby Granger Architects, work on some of the country’s outstanding structures. Our businesses are run by driven professionals. Meet the members and see what we can do for you on

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InGroup chair Chris Granger

A BUSINESS force to be reckoned with is at large in South Lakeland, generating well over £3 million pounds for its members and helping countless good causes. Independent, inspirational, intuitive, InGroup Kendal was set up in 2013 with a determination to be one of the area’s most respected and sought-after referral organisations. Taking just one high-calibre member from each profession or trade, the aim of attracting some of the best people in their fields continues to be realised, according to chair Chris Granger. The Kendal-based architect said InGroup’s remarkable growth and success was easy to plot, based on a combined passion for cutting-edge service, quality, best possible results and maximising opportunities. He added: “We celebrate being local and operating in the heart

of our community. However, many members have national, even international clients, so the scope of what we do and how we do it is enormous. “With a strong sense of camaraderie, trust and shared commitment, members pass work to each other, knowing each and every job will be expertly handled. Our people are well-connected and extensive commissions keep coming our way.” Meeting every Friday for a breakfast gathering at Kendal Golf Club, members pass work referrals round the table and tally up invoiced work for the week. The biggest single seven-day total was over £74,000. A regular stream of speakers

and visitors attend. According to Chris, it helps keep the group up to speed with wide-ranging issues and local charities.

Reaching out He added: “We’ve always wanted to reach out to help and encourage others and build a positive profile for InGroup. Being one of South Lakeland’s best-kept secrets is certainly not part of the remit. “We want to be out there with the public knowing who we are and what we do.” So far, around £6,000 has been donated to charity, help given to Kendal flood victims, a bursary scheme rolled out at Kendal College and over £3 million generated to date supporting South Lakeland’s economy. “Unlike other networking groups, we are not hidebound by franchise, meaning we are free to go our own way and that has been the cornerstone of our success,” said Chris. “We have 23 members, are always keen to welcome new interest and especially work commissions. There’s a huge sense of dedication and determination to do well. The future is rosy, it’s onwards and upwards for InGroup Kendal.”

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APRIL Tues 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Cartmel Health Walks from Cartmel Racecourse grandstand entrance at 11am. Contact Ewen Cameron on 07929 833528 for information. Tues 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Popular Sequence Dancing at Lindale Village Hall every Tuesday 7.30pm to 10pm. New members and visitors welcome. Enquiries: phone Lis on 35512. Fri 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th - Lakes Scottish Country Dancing Club- Lindale Village Hall.

Classes - 7.30-9.30pm. All ages welcome and no need to have a partner. A great way of keeping fit over the winter with fun and friendship. Newcomers first class free.

chocolates. Fresh fish. Seasonal fruit and vegetables. Plants. Local handmade crafts and gifts. Watercolours. Free entry. Refreshments available. All welcome.

Thurs - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - Grange Health Walks from Grange Age UK superstore rear car park at 11am. Contact Ewen Cameron on 07929 833528 for information.

Mon 9th,16th,23rd,30th - Men’s Over 50s Walking Football. The 9th April session will be at the Rugby club in Kendal starting at 7.30pm. The other sessions will be at Cartmel Priory in the school hall starting at 7pm. Contact Age UK on 01539 728118 for more information.

Fri 6th/13th/20th/27th Arnside Country Market. 9.30am 11.30am W.I.Hall Orchard Road Arnside LA5 0DP. Local home baking seasonal preserves and fresh eggs. Hand made

Tues 10th,17th,24th - Gentle Seated Exercise Class for the over 50s at the United Reform


Church Hall, Grange from 23pm. Come along and try this fun exercise class to help improve your balance and mobility. £2.50 per session. Contact Age UK on 01539 728118 for more information. Tues 3rd - Allithwaite & Cartmel W.I. Researching & Writing Local Fiction. Allithwaite Community Centre at 2pm when the subject will be. New members welcome – please contact Wendy 32702 or Carol 32876. Tues 3rd - Grange Fibromyalgia and M. E./C.F.S Friends at Thornleigh Hotel, 2-4pm, Enquiries: 015395 33022. Wed 4th - Barrow Blind Society Grange over Sands Club. Every first Wednesday in the month. Abbot Hall Hotel. 2 - 4pm. Thurs 5 - Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society at 7.30 in Cartmel Village Hall: Ian Gee – Aviation on Windermere 19091919. Ian, a trustee of the Lakes Flying Company will talk about


HOLKER HALL & GARDENS ARE NOW OPEN Wednesday to Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays. Café & Food Hall are open daily EASTER & SPRING ACTIVITIES 5-6 April


12-13 April

Drop in Craft Activities: 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm £4 per child.


Early opening for photography

25 April

Tour & Tea with Head Gardener

19 May

Evening Barbeque at The Ilex

19-20 May

Visit the Café and Food Hall on a Monday or Tuesday and enjoy some fantastic offers: Holker breakfast roll with a hot drink - £4.95 Soup of the day, freshly made sandwich with a hot drink - £5.95 Whitby wholetail scampi and fries with a hot drink - £6.95

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Sun 1 Come Dancing with Grahame & Bernice Baldwin (Sequence Dancing) 7.30pm Fri 6 Grange Concert Club: Prince Bishops Brass Quintet 8pm Mon 9 Annual Town Meeting followed by Grange Town Council meeting 7pm Sat 14 Kendal Concert Band 7pm Tues 17 U3A monthly meeting 10.15am Fri/Sat 20/21 Bed Sale 11am – 5pm Thurs 26(Room 4): AGE UK IT Drop-in for over 55’s 2 – 4pm Fri 27Social Dancing (not sequence) 7.30pm Sat 28 Flookburgh Band & Houghton Weavers Concert 7pm Thurs 29 Bay Community Choir Concert 7pm

Regular events:

Silver Swans Ballet Classes 10.15am: Weds: 4, 11, 18 & 25 Dance Lessons with James Reeder 7pm: Weds: 4, 11, 18 & 25 Natural Voice Singing Workshops 1.30 – 3.30pm: 1st& 3rd Wednesdays in the month Yoga Classes: Tracey Thursdays 10am(Term time only) Prime Wellbeing Cygnus Café 3rd Friday of the month (Room 4) 12.30pm

VHSG events - all proceeds to Victoria Hall

Sat 31 Mar: Film showing PADDINGTON 2 at 3pm Tues 10: Monthly BINGO night (cash prizes – sorry over 18’s only) 7pm Fri 13: Ceilidh with supper 7.30pm Friday mornings: Pop Up café from 10am. Tea, coffee, crumpets & teacakes!

Sunday 6 May - Lower Holker Village Hall at 2.30pm.

Ulverston Amateurs are going on tour. They are taking musical theatre to the rural communities and will be performing ‘When it Rains’, a musical comedy at various venues.

When it Rains revolves around the lives of Tim, a nice guy who has no luck with the opposite sex and Rachel who always picks the wrong man. Both spend their evenings in a local theatre group where their lives twist and turn as the company prepare for the next show. Tickets priced £8 are available from Cockles, The Square Flookburgh and Fat Flour Bakery, Cark, or on the door.

Windermere’s Capt. Edward Wakefield’s contribution to the development of naval and civil marine aeroplanes.

Garden Centre. leaving the Square at 9.30am. For bookings: please contact Gillian after 8th April. Tel 35568.

Fri 6 - Trains around Britain – Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS) - Furness Lakes & Lune Branch. Then & Now, David Bousfield. 7.30 pm at the Station Hotel, Carnforth. All welcome. Small contribution requested.

Thur 19th – Singing for Memory at Allithwaite Community Centre run by Grange Soroptimists. For people with memory or speech difficulties or dementia. Ring Janice 58001 or Isabel 36378 for information and booking.

Sat 7th & Sun 8th Apr - Craft & Art Fairs - Cartmel Village Hall. Free entry. If you to book a table please contact: 07469 772 871. Mon 9th - Grange Probus Club at 10.30am at the Netherwood Hotel, talk by John Walker on “Blood Bikes, Lancs & the Lakes”. Contact Derek Jackson 015395 59086 for information on membership and events. Mon 9th - Grange Town Council - Full Town Council follows the Annual Town Meeting which begins at 7pm. Victoria Hall. Mon 9th - Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society. In a change to our advertised programme, we look forward to hearing Tim Sykes on “Jonas Barber, Clockmaker”. This talk will start at 7.30 pm, Parish Rooms. Wed 11th - Newton and Field Broughton WI 7.15pm at Lindale Village Hall. Pam Bolton will talk on Contemporary Rag Hooking. All new members and visitors are welcome. Entry fee £4. Mon 16th - Cartmel and District Flower Club meeting at 2pm in Cartmel village hall with Louise Jones as guest arranger. Contact Dianne Cameron on 015395 32319 for information on membership and events. Sat 14th - Grange Town Councillor Surgery at Grange Library from 10am until noon. Tues 17th - South Lakeland Decorative & Fine Arts Society (SLDFAS) 1.30pm “Elizabeth Frink: the Expressive Power of Bronze” Frank Woodgate Esq, BA, MBCS, ACIB. Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. Entry Fee £10.00. A celebration of the art of one of Britain’s leading Sculptors. Contact: Mrs Lalik Nasmyth, Tel: 01229 468525. Wed 18th - Grange Drama An evening of reading plays for the radio, ‘The Sublime To The Ridiculous’. Grange Institute, Main Street at 7.30pm. A warm welcome awaits. Thurs 19th - Flookburgh Over 60’s. Coach trip Gretna Outlet and Houghton

Tues 24th - Friends of Cartmel Priory School Family Prize Bingo. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down at 7pm. Adults £1, children 50p (must be accompanied by an adult). Cartmel Priory School, Headless Cross. Wed 25th - Ballroom dancing classes with Emma Wattam I.D.T.A. at Allithwaite Community Centre. Please call 07399 096547 for further details. Thur 26th – Singing for Memory at Allithwaite Community Centre run by Grange Soroptimists. For people with memory or speech difficulties or dementia. Ring Janice 58001 or Isabel 36378 for information and booking. Thurs 26 – Grange WI. RC Church Meeting Room, 7.30 pm. John Natlacen from Churchmouse Cheeses. Contact Margaret on 36735 for more details. Sat 28th - Cartmel Methodist Church Coffee Morning. 10am - 12 noon.

MAY Wed 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd - Ballroom dancing classes with Emma Wattam I.D.T.A. at Allithwaite Community Centre. Please call 07399 096547 for further details Tues 1st - The Taize Singing Group - St John the Baptist Church, Flookburgh. Group meets every first Tuesday of every month. 6.30pm. New members welcome. For info: 015395 32875. Tues 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th - Popular Sequence Dancing at Lindale Village Hall every Tuesday 7.30pm to 10pm. New members and visitors welcome. Enquiries: phone Lis on 35512, Fri 4 - Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS) - Furness Lakes & Lune Branch. Carlisle Power Signal Box, Brian Parker. 7.30 pm at the Station Hotel, Carnforth.


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The rust is history We attended a property recently where the customer had asked us to clean all of the carpets in their home with the exception of the dining room; the reason they explained, was because of rust stains from metal table legs that a previous cleaning company had been unable to remove and they intended to replace that carpet. We asked the customer to let us try our process on it on a ‘no win no fee’ basis which they agreed to do. The results can be seen in the photos and as you might expect, the customer was delighted as it had saved them nearly £1,000 in replacement costs.

So if you have a carpet that you think can’t be ‘revived’ and are thinking of replacing it, give us a call first to see what we can do.

It could be a call that saves you ££££s We are a local, independent specialist carpet cleaning company. Utilising 21st century cleaning processes allied with state of the art equipment, we deliver exceptional results with carpets usually dry within 30 minutes of cleaning. We believe that our carpet cleaning system is probably the best currently available.

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Walk of the Month with Grange Ramblers

Far Sawrey along Windermere shore, Rawlinson Nab and Garnet Wood DISTANCE 2











This is an easy walk along Windermere shore and woodland but also includes some walking on minor roads. There is also the opportunity of post walk refreshments in the Cuckoo Brow pub in Far Sawrey.

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Wow, well March was a bit of a roller coaster weather wise with winter cast as a creepy B-movie bad guy that just won’t die; returning again and again to wreak further havoc. So, understandably, you might have gotten a little bit behind with a few things at your allotment. Don’t panic about it, once you’ve collected various tarpaulins, cloches, and bits of greenhouses that have been carried away by the wind, you’ll have plenty of time to catch up. Thankfully, some of the weeds will have been held back a bit, so you should be able to catch up with


1. Start at Far Sawrey Village Community Car Park (grid ref: SD 379 955), donations of £2.00 for parking. Cross the road to an uphill track leading towards the Ferry, pass through the metal gate, footpath passes buildings on LH, cross down the field and across minor road through the wood to main road.



2. Turn left down the hill leading to the buildings on the RH, footpath follows downhill alongside the road towards nature area, pass through nature area gatekeeping to LH paths to bottom gate.




4. On LH follow finger post to the lake, follow lakeside path for about 1700mtrs passing Rawlingsons Nab to Minor road.


Reference should be made to O.S. Map OL7

3. Turn RH along lake side track to tarmac road, continue up the hill to the other minor road junction, turn LH along road for about 700mtrs.



5. Turn RH on road to Low Cunsey Farm, turn LH along stone track through Cunsey Wood passing alongside river and through Great Ore Wood to main road. 6. Turn RH on road towards Eel House at the minor road almost opposite Eel house turn RH passing a house, walkabout 300mtrs along road to where the wood straggles the road. 7. Turn RH through farmers storage area, at the other side a footpath leads up through Garnet Wood to wet fields leading to Town End, join the road and turn LH up the hill to walk start at 1.

the weeding fairly quickly and with a bit of luck the extreme cold should have knocked back some of the keener, earlier-rising, pests and hopefully delayed the awakening of the slug and snail populations.

By now you’ve probably got an army of seedlings crowding your window sills but hold fast, and only plant out your hardier plants like broad beans and leeks. If anything starts to flag you can always pot it on ‘til the weather is a bit better. If you are seriously short of space you could try an organic liquid feed to perk them up, but check they’re not becoming pot bound before deciding on a course of action. The cold weather also seems to have kept the birds ravenous, perhaps to do with a lack of insect activity, so it might be worth giving anything that you plant out that little bit of extra protection with some strawberry netting until they get going, to prevent them being pecked to death.

5 MAP SUPPLIED FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY Non-members wishing to try one of these walks should call Gary Hewitt (015395 32857) for the start place and time.

RAMBLES IN APRIL Thur 5 Birkrigg Common, Little Urswick & Great Urswick 10 miles, 400 ft ascent Medium Thur 12 New Biggin & Hutton Roof Crags 7 miles, 700 ft ascent Medium Thur 19 Grizedale Forest & Carron Crag 8 miles, 1000 ft ascent Medium Wed 25 Lingmoor Fell from Elterwater 7 miles, 1300 ft ascent Medium

Brown Robin - Helping our countryside As many of you will know, I am the Honorary Reserve Manager for Brown Robin Nature Reserve, and have been for many years now. This mainly involves being the eyes and ears for the reserve. I got this position shortly after my first work party as I was nominated by the previous manager. At first it was a steep learning curve to get to know the reserve in order to understand it and then help manage it. But now I think I know almost every nook and cranny.

We get a regular band of volunteers which is great as over time they also get to know the reserve and can also help with planning etc. Some just come once and some come two or three times, but we get a mix of interesting people as well. The last work party we had a gentleman came along to help out but he

was waiting to go to the Antarctic with the British arctic expedition team and would be there for several months. We get students studying the environment and are looking for practical experience. We had one gentleman who would turn up on a bicycle with a rucksack and a large axe poking out of it when we would be coppicing. People sometimes travel a distance to help out too, from as far as Bolton and Cockermouth and Yorkshire. I owe a thank you to these people who come and help out as otherwise vital work would not be carried out. The Cumbria Wildlife Trust is small compared with other conservation organisations and relies on volunteers, as they have few resources. Brown Robin is relatively lucky in the sense it is a small reserve and we have a small team of dedicated helpers on a regular basis. But others are much larger

and require an enormous amount of work.

The Southern reserves officer has six reserves to look after, including South walney, so you can imagine what a task he has to get all the practical work done with so few volunteers. I am highlighting this as recently I saw some comments regarding one of the reserves and they were complaining about some debris left in an area. And I thought to myself, rather than just sit and complain about it, why not get out and help them. Get some fresh air, get physical and learn about the environment you are complaining about. It’s our wildlife, but they are doing their best to look after it for us. So if you have a free day or even just an afternoon, they would love you to come along and help. For more info please visit www. Thank you Tony Hon res manager.

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Cartmel’s Legal Eagles head to Carlisle On Wednesday 7 March, Cartmel Priory School’s team of ‘Legal Eagles’ headed north to Carlisle Magistrates’ Court to take part in the first round of this year’s Citizenship Foundation Mock Trial competition. Having studied the case in English lessons, a group of eleven Year 9 students successfully auditioned for the school team and spent many lunchtimes and after-school sessions analysing witness statements for a fictional case entitled, “R vs Fenton”. The case centred around an alleged knife crime and students performed in a variety of roles, including lawyers, witnesses and court officials. Having prepared their arguments, the team competed in two trials at

Allithwaite Primary As part of National Science week the children at Allithwaite Primary spent a day having science based adventures.

the Magistrates’ Court, watched over by their teachers and a number of legal professionals there to judge performances. Tensions ran high as verdicts were awaited and returned. Witnesses were questioned and speeches made, all in an attempt to ensure justice was done. In both our trials, the defendant was found guilty and lead magistrates spent time explaining what the consequences would be for the accused. As a result, our students got

a real insight into the way the country’s legal system works in practice. At the end of a very busy morning, the organisers announced that the Cartmel team had won and would now represent the North West at the regional finals in Newcastle on 19 May. This will be based on a new case, the details of which are awaited with anticipation. Mr D McGregor, Subject Leader for English

Each class participated in their own class based activities. Snowy Owls learnt about light bulbs and how they work, they also discovered that Seahorses carry their eggs in a pouch. Tawny Owls were paleontologists just like Mary Anning. They learnt about fossils, dug for bones and built an amazing T Rex that they named Melly. Barn Owls looked at the scientist Leonardo Da Vinci specifically the parachute, catapult and zip wire concepts. They then used these to make effective weapons and means of entering into Boudicca's camp as they

have been studying the Romans. Eagle Owls had a day of 'Kitchen Science' using items found in the kitchen to make a range of activities, marshmallow constellations , life cycles, jelly earthquakes, and chocolate chip palaeontology amongst other things! All the children and staff had a fantastic day!

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After a well-earned Easter break, children at Cartmel CE Primary School will be heading outdoors to enjoy some great new additions to their garden space. We have just taken delivery of a smart new greenhouse, in which children will grow their own produce, and will be welcoming the team from L’Enclume restaurant in Cartmel to help us with the new growing facilities. We will also work on a squash project down at their farm. This, in conjunction with our new willow tunnel will enhance our outdoor area. The Spring Term saw children do the school proud in gym and


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hockey competitions with other local primary schools. Older children have been following the ‘Bikeability’ programme to learn how to ride safely, and Class 2 enjoyed a trip to the 18th century corn mill at Beetham. We have also welcomed several important church visitors to the school, including Archdeacon Vernon Ross, who joined us for worship and talked to our Ethos Group. A team from the ‘Moving Mountains’ project organised by Cumbrian churches visited to tell us about the Parable of the Mustard Seed, and the Headteacher and Chair of Governors were delighted to meet with the UK’s first female Bishop, Libby Lane.


Fifty Years of Grange Preschool (1968 - 2018)

Science Flying High at Grange Primary

Grange Preschool is preparing for a series of events to celebrate their golden anniversary at their current location – but the preschool might never have got its start in life were it not for the generosity of one particular parent. Grange Playgroup, as it was then known, was formed in September 1964 by a group of mothers who wanted to give their children the chance to play together. Early attempts to create a group had failed until one mother offered the use of two attic rooms at her home in nearby Cark. The organisation went on to flourish, offering early years education for local children, and, after a two year stay at the Congregational Church Hall from 1966, settled in to its current home of the Playing Fields Pavilion, off Yew Tree Road, at the start of 1968. Staff are now encouraging any children or parents who have attended over the last 54 years – no matter how ‘grown up’ they might be – to events to celebrate the preschool’s 50 years. A family prize bingo evening is being

On Monday 12th March, everyone took part in a Science Day. Throughout the day children were able to investigate different ways of flying by observing, making and testing. Right - The original sand pit is still in use today!

held at Grange Methodist Hall on Friday, 20th April between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. A children’s party is being held on Saturday, 23rd June also at the Methodist Hall between 2pm and 4pm. Equipment has been updated over the years thanks to grants and donated funds, but one particular item remains from the ‘Swinging Sixties’ – a plastic sandbox which has been used by children for over five decades – and is still in use to this day! Many thanks to local

businesses: Well Pharmacy, Co-op, Grange Bakery, At Home, Lamberts, Spar, Higginsons, Robinsons, Johnstons, Butterfingers, Country House, Paragon, Hazlemere, Postlethwaites, Sara's Totally Tropical Nail Bar, Cherry Drops, Grange Golf Club and The Pheasant, who have given, or promised, items for our Family Prize Bingo. For more information about any of the upcoming events please contact Nichola Mellor on 58414.

Lindale Primary and Pre-School Nursery Two teams qualified for the South Lakes Key Steps Gym competition at Cartmel Priory School. Well done to our 10 gymnasts, especially the Key Step 2 team who finished runners up.

In the same week, 16 Y3 6 children took part in the Elleray Cross Country event at Windermere School. Congratulations to Harvey who came 6th in the U10 race. Our Y3/4 & Y5/6 teams competed in the cluster Quicksticks Hockey festival. It was a cold, breezy morning at Cartmel but all the teams tried really hard and some good games were played on

Children were supported by staff from FETL and Siemens to complete the different activities. In one activity children were able to explore UAVs more commonly known as drones. Despite the weather, children were able to see one of the drones flying in the School hall as well as using VR glasses to experience the flying quadcopter. Elsewhere children investigated how nature has played a key role in the development of rotor blades by designing sycamore seeds to test out of the classroom window! Model hot air balloons were made by all children and then a model hot air balloon was lit to show the children how heat helps the balloon to lift, before being reeled back in on the string to prevent any environmental damage. The final activity was looking at aeroplanes. Children designed their own paper planes as well as used the stomp rockets to launch their own planes on the school field. An amazing day was had by all the children but it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the staff, volunteers and businesses who gave their time and expertise.

In the library... all the pitches. Well done to the Y3 & 4 team who finished runners up. As always, our pre-school nursery children have been enjoying plenty of time in the outdoors. We will continue our active lifestyles for Sport Relief by clocking up the miles by walking, running, skipping at school every day, and carrying on to hopefully succeed in the Active Cumbria 100 mile Challenge Our recent Science week was around the theme ‘Exploring and discovering’.

The children had an exciting time working in mixed age groups to undertake various investigations and experiments. Years 4,5 and 6 had a really interesting day working on Robotics with graduates from BAE Systems. A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils have once again taken part in the South Lakes Pupil Parliament; taking part in a question and answer session with Tim Farron MP and delivering their own presentation on e-safety.

In the Easter Holidays Grange Library will have Cumbrian children’s author, Amy StretchParker, reading her story ‘Peter Digs a Den’ (rescheduled from Half Term). The reading will start at 11am on Wednesday 4th April 2018. This is a free event but places are limited, so tickets can be collected from the Library or reserved by phoning 32749. Another after School Code Club for children will be starting in the Library on Monday 23rd April 2018. This will be for 6 weeks (excluding May Day and Whit Monday) from 3.30 to 4.30 pm and is FREE for children aged 7 to 11 years. Places are limited and booking is required. Reserve your place in the Library or by phoning 32749.

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The Grange-over-Sands Fundraising Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday 23rd April at 11am at the Grange Hotel; coffee from 10:30am. Everybody is welcome, so please come along and support the Branch and the Lifeboats for the coming year.

Grange Cancer Drop-in (formerly St Mary’s Hospice Friendship & Support Group) The group meet every Friday 2- 4pm in the Father Magner Room, St Charles Church, Kents Bank Road, in Grange. Do you or a family member/friend suffer from cancer or a life-shortening illness? Are you caring for someone or are you recently bereaved? St Mary’s Hospice Friendship and Support Group is here for you. Please drop in for a friendly chat, to make new friends, and/or just to enjoy time together. All are welcome. For more information contact Marie on 33279. Cartmel Chapel

At the recent Church Council Meeting in February it was decided to hold six coffee mornings on the last Saturdays in March, April, June, July, September and October so as to avoid Carmel Race Days. It was reported that the chapel had been granted two parking permits on Ford Road and that the two stewards had attended a Safeguarding course in Ulverston. Allithwaite & Cartmel WI

A well attended March meeting enjoyed an amusing and interesting talk by John Natlacen of Churchmouse Cheeses in Barbon. He gave us a potted history of how he became a cheesemonger and provided samples of five very different cheeses – there was something for every palette –and each one very distinctive. With examples on sale many members bought their favourites.

The next meeting is at 2pm Tuesday 3rd April when Ruth Sutton’s subject will be Researching and Writing Local Fiction. New members welcome – contact Wendy Graham 32702 or Carol Lamb 32876 Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society

Despite the cold, windy evening of 1 March, a few brave members attended Dr Suzanne Tiplady’s talk on 300 years of schooling in Satterthwaite. A church survey of 1718 referred to local education for the poor. Poor parents paid 1p per week to Satterthwaite’s curate who was licensed to be a teacher. Richer parent’s children went to Grammar Schools at Hawkshead or Cartmel. We were entertained by stories about successive school teachers some of whom were also curates. Increasing population led to a school being built because the Chapel was deemed unsuitable and in 1850 money was raised from across the district to build a replacement, joint, village school for

Satterthwaite and Rusland with a house for the teacher. Donations were received from William Wordsworth and people from the Cartmel area. Shakespeare was taught and teaching was rated as excellent but the introduction of compulsory education in 1876 caused standards to fall and needlework was the only subject mentioned. Information about many of the teachers was illustrated with pictures. The school closed in July 2006 when there were only 9 pupils and 1 teacher left. Next meeting at Cartmel Village Hall on Thursday 5 April - Ian Gee - Aviation on Windermere 1909 -1919. Lindale Bowling Club

The season for Lindale Bowling Club began on saturday March 10th after the Chairman for this year,Bob Moseley delivered his woods in excellent style after which the members managed to play several games before the rain set in for the afternoon. Refreshments were enjoyed by all afterwards. Our annual event with Heversham Bowling Club will take place at Lindale on Saturday March 24th and the first internal competition will be the Johnson’s Trophy organised by Alan Anderson,on April 14th. A rules seminar delivered by referees Colin Haworth and Alan Anderson will take place at Lindale Bowling Club on Wednesday March 28th at 7pm.

Lindale Bowling Club always welcomes new members and anyone interested,young or not so young, should contact the secretary on 015395 52343.Please check our website for further infon. Grange Lecture Society

On 13th February in an illustrated lecture ‘Barrow’s Boys and Other Polar Explorers’ Brian Wilson spoke engagingly about man’s heroic attempts to discover a northwest passage via the Arctic to the Pacific. He described five expeditions organised by Ulverston-born Sir John Barrow (17641848) when Second Secretary to the Admiralty, using naval personnel available after the Napoleonic wars. Though valuable geographical knowledge was obtained, none of them succeeded (that was left to Amundsen in 1903-6) and Franklin’s 1845 expedition was not heard from again. Brian described the hardship and loss of life caused by the cold, disease, starvation and even cannibalism. On 6th March space expert Jerry Stone presented his personal vision of ‘The Next 50 Years in Space’ and identified three projects he thought might be completed or see significant progress over the next 50 years: landing humans on Mars; building a space elevator (a means of getting into space without need for large rockets); and colonising space by installing human settlers inside a vast, high-orbiting cylinder powered by solar energy and provided with an earthlike environment. At the AGM preceding Jerry’s lecture Malcolm Kimber was elected President for 2018-19. The new season of lectures begins on 9th October. Lower Holker W. I.

The speaker at the last meeting of the Lower Holker W.I. was David Awson, who took our minds off the winter weather with a fascinating talk about ‘Cruising Our Canals’ recalling happy times across England, Wales and Scotland. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 4th April in Flookburgh Village Hall starting at 1pm for members. The open meeting will follow at 2pm featuring a talk by Margaret Watkins on ‘Yesterday’s Fashion’ - something we can all remember! New Members are most welcome. Visitors are also welcome, £3.00 including refreshments. Grange Forum

Our Annual Quiz was well supported and caused us much mental teasing. Thanks to Ann Anderson for this stimulating yearly event. The Isle of Skye talk was cancelled because of the weather but a video of Historic Kendal was substituted.


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The talk on Four Hawaiian Islands by Howard Graves took us around the main islands discovered by captain Cook in 1778. His return in 1779 saw his death at the hands of natives. The films South Pacific and Jurassic Park provided a showcase for the silver sands and mountainous backdrops of these remote islands. Andrew Lowe’s wide experience was vividly illuminated in his talk on Lakeland Architecture through the centuries. Many photos showed us the range of houses , from modest buildings to sumptuous dwellings that exist around the Lakes. From defensive towers to grandiose homes of successful business men from Manchester, Liverpool and Bolton we learnt the reasons behind the wide variety of architecture we see around us.

Future events include Afternoon Tea at No 17, Milnthorpe on May 10th, contact Philip Walker on 015395 33256. Summer Outing to Powis Castle, 28th June - a few tickets remaining. Enquiries to Alan Anderson on 015395 33696. New members welcome contact Paul Ramsden on 015395 36547. New season starts on 2nd October 2018. Westmorland Croquet Club

Westmorland Croquet Club’s new season is about to begin – from 22nd April until October and membership is open to new and experienced players. It can be a competitive or purely social activity – various versions of the game are played e.g association, golf and short law, all in a delightful setting. For more information please contact: Elaine on 01524 762699. Grange & District Art Society

We start this notice with a big thank you to our members for a fantastic response to our recent member survey. We had an 86% return rate and as a result, the committee can make further changes and improvements with the knowledge that we will be providing member services that our members actually want. On 10 May we are running a full day workshop in The Victoria Hall. Patrick Corbett will facilitate this Graphite & Watercolour event. Open to members and guests, places are selling quickly so immediate booking is essential.

The workshop concludes our Spring programme but we have great news for those who would rather not wait for the Autumn for group painting events to resume. We will be launching a summer programme of monthly open-air painting events for 2018. Provisional dates are 17 May, 14 June, 05 July & 02 August. The Summer Exhibition will run for a week at the Victoria Hall from Saturday 21 July.

Autumn dates are booked with, “A Portrait in Oils”, Sally Bamber, confirmed for 18 October and a new event, The October Art Auction & Social evening, planned for early Autumn. Lower Holker Village Hall

March 200 Plus Club: 1st £40.00 116 Linda Jenkison, 2nd £25.00 136 Bob Somerset, 3rd £15.00 132 Dorothy Bell, 4th £10.00 180 Geoff Critchley.We have membership waiting list. Our next quiz is Thursday 5th April 2018. Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 start. Hot supper £3.00 and Raffle. Bring your own drinks and glasses.Table Top Sale Saturday 7th April from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. Admission 50 pence. Delicious refreshments all day. Ulverston Victoria High School Swing Band Saturday 21st April 2018. Tickets £7.00, available on the door or in advance. Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. Bring your own drinks and glasses. Plus Raffle. Ring Rhona for all tickets/tables on: 58636. Thursday is Table Tennis and Badminton Day. Table Tennis from 9am to 9pm. Badminton from 9am to 2pm and 3.30 pm to 9.00 pm. Cost £1.00 per person unlimited access within time specified. For playing on other days contact the Hall. Bring own equipment for Badminton. Hall number is 015395 58304 for enquiries.Plenty of free parking/disabled access.Remember we have rooms available

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The North Lonsdale Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild held their monthly meeting on Tuesday 13th of March at Holker Village Hall. Janet Browne was the visiting tutor, entitling her workshop “A little Bird”. Members were fascinated with the reverse applique technique which proved to be a great technique for producing some lovely birds. Janet provided help and guidance to allow members to carry on with other more complex designs on their own. The next meeting is on Tuesday 10th of April when Branch member Sandra Kendall will be showing us how to do Monoprinting. New members are most welcome to join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. If interested please contact the secretary Anne Covell on 01539-737049. Witherslack WI

The March meeting was well attended. A minute’s silence was held in memory of two recent deaths.The new fundraising Sales Table got off to a good start last month.A spring walk with Andy Lowe is planned for May,possibly round Bowness. Later in the summer a trip to Lowther Castle is a possibility. There is to be a Garden Party at Holme Crag on May 20th. Helpers needed. Adele Jones came along to demonstrate tree grafting for apples and helped members to try it themselves .She explained why growing trees from seeds doesn’t work. It is thought the Romans knew about this skill. Adele belongs to the South Lakes Orchard Group and the Witherslack Orchard Group and pointed out that many years ago most of this area was covered in apple trees. Next Meeting. April 10th Andy Lowe on Woodland Craft and Industries. Visitors welcome. Tel 52302 Mother’s & Others

20th February: We started the meeting with the presentation of a cheque for £100 which was gratefully received by Helen Carlson, Head of Fundraising for St. Mary’s Hospice. She said it would be put to good use in caring for patients either in the Hospice or in the comfort of their own homes. This was followed by a cheese and wine tasting. Len Gee had brought red and white wine from various countries which were sampled and commented on. This was followed by a wine quiz, as you can imagine a very enjoyable evening ensued.

6th March: We started the meeting with the presentation of a cheque for £100 to Sally Haines, who gratefully accepted it on behalf of the Victoria Hall Support Group. This has been formed to promote its use and maintenance and running costs after the withdrawal of funding by SLDC. This was followed by our Speaker, Mrs Dorothy Milner, who spoke on her love of quilting. She gave us an informative history on the subject and its basic construction. Each item from her beautiful collection was passed round for inspection. There were quilts, bedspreads, wall hangings, cot covers and cushions. A very enjoyable evening. NSPCC

Once again Jeremy and Mandy Voakes put on a wonderful display of Christmas Lights at their home, and the Grange Fundraising Committee are delighted to say as a result we have received a cheque for £4886.02. We would like to say an enormous thank you to the Voakes family for their continued support of the NSPCC as this money goes a long way to helping vulnerable children in Cumbria.

We have a varied programme of events planned for 2018, starting with a street collection on Saturday 5th May. Lots more coming so watch this space!.Thank you to everyone who continues to support us at all our events.


Please remember: our limit for society reports is 200 words, to ensure everyone gets in. Grange Rotary

21 February marked the induction of two new members to the Club: Pam Green and Eric Marshall, the latter having been a Friend of the Club for several years. We wish them both many happy years of membership. On 21 March two new Friends of Rotary were inducted: Norman Green and Judith Harper. Again, we hope they will enjoy to the full their time in the Club. Derek Timms, our District Membership Chairman visited the Club on 14 March He delivered a considered, thought provoking talk and suggested innovative ways we can boost membership and attract like minded persons willing to put something back into the community as well as internationally.Anyone wanting information on the Rotary movement and interested in joining the Grange Club is most welcome to email Mike Butterworth, Membership Chair at Mike will be pleased to answer promptly any queries or concerns prospective members may have.

A highlight in our District year is the annual conference which took place at North Lakes Hotel, Penrith on 17 March. A most interesting, exciting and informative programme was complemented by Cumbrian and Irish themed nights with raffle in aid of the RNLI. Grange Garden Society

At their February meeting Grange Garden Society members enjoyed a seasonal illustrated talk about snowdrops. The speaker, Pat Murphy, a gardener and Garden Committee member at Holehird, has a special interest in the genus, and gave a comprehensive and entertaining talk. We learned much of interest regarding the history, botany and propagation of snowdrops, not least, that an individual bulb has recently been sold on e-Bay for a three figure sum! April heralds the first of our monthly Spring/ Summer season of evening meetings, when our speaker Alan Clarke will give an illustrated talk entitled “Plant Hunting in SE Asia” on Friday 20th at 7.30pm. in the URC Hall, Kent’s Bank Road. Members are invited to bring along items of horticultural interest for the display table. Visitors are welcome. Grange Lions

At our last meeting we spent most of our time making preliminary arrangements for the next Grange Lions Bake Off to be held at the Victoria Hall on November 17th. Whilst our previous events have been enjoyed by all who participated, we are keen to increase the appeal of the event. Please look out for further details as the year progresses.

We are a small and very focused team who enjoy each other’s company and would welcome with open arms anyone who would like to join in with our activities. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month and have regular social meetings in between. We also have a Friends group who support us and follow our activities. Please call me, Lion Dave Stubbins, on 07807 836591 for more information. VHSG

The regular VHSG events at the hall are continuing to be successful, in both raising funds and providing entertainment for the community. In the coming months we are hoping to expand the demographics that these events are aimed at, with the hopes of running events for younger people and children. The Victoria Hall is, after all, the town hall for all residents of Grange and we hope future generations will benefit from it. The next project that VHSG will be working on is refurbishing the seating in the balcony. We are hoping to secure sponsors for each seat and further

details on how to sponsor a seat will be available soon. The VHSG committee is also looking to recruit some new members who may be able to take on more specific roles, particularly to help us apply for funding grants and tackle the updated data protection laws. If you think this is something you may be able to help with, please contact victoriahallsg@, or speak to the Information Centre. Events coming up in April are: Bingo, Tues 10th at 7pmand the Sands Band Ceilidh, Fri 13th at 7.30pm. Cartmel and District Flower Club

Cartmel and District Flower Club held their monthly meeting at Cartmel village hall where they welcomed the guest arranger Ann Morgan, who delighted the packed audience with her varied and beautiful arrangements on the theme of “In the Pink”. Despite the recent cold weather Ann really made everyone feel that spring is definitely on its way. The next meeting will be on Monday, April 16th when the demonstrator will be Louise Jones from Wallasey and the theme will be “Inspired by …”. The Club will also hold a Coffee Morning in the United Reformed Church, Kents Bank Road, Grange from 10am – 12 noon on Saturday, May 5th in Aid of St Mary’s Hospice. New members are always welcome, please contact Dianne on 015395 32319 for further information. Grange Soroptimists

Twelve members enjoyed a group visit to “Sister Act” and a meal in Thyme Out. A group of members and friends made a team of six for the Swimathon in Kendal swimming 127 lengths and raising money for ShelterBox. The Sensory garden is having quite a makeover with new paths thanks to grants from Walney Extension Community Fund, The Hadfield Trust, SLDC and Grange Town Council. This has greatly improved access, particularly for wheelchair users and those pushing prams. The Soroptimists have also put in decorative cobbles and have further plans for additional planting and improvements. Singing for Memory on Thursday mornings at Allithwaite Community Centre continues to be popular. We are very grateful for recent donations from individuals, Charity and Co, Upper Holker United Charities and Cartmel Priory which help support the sessions. If you or someone you know has problems with memory, dementia or problems with speech why not consider attending. It’s an opportunity to sing and socialise in a relaxed environment. Ring Janice 58001 or Isabel 36378 for further information and to book. Anyone interested in joining the club or getting further information on events or our work/ Singing for Memory sessions see our website Allithwaite Community Centre Playing Fields Committee


Please come & join us on Saturday 7th April Supper Dance with Denis Westmorland starting at 7.30pm, Admission £6 including refreshments, Raffle & Bar. Also dates for your diary Ian Midgley on Thursday 17th May at 8pm & Prize Bingo Saturday 19th May. Any booking enquiries please contact 07582 706 353. Newton and Broughton WI


Newton and Field Broughton WI held their meeting on 14th March, the talk was “”Blood Bikes, The intricacies of transporting vital blood supplies”. The talk gave an insight into the problems and rewards faced by the volunteers on

a daily basis. It was very much enjoyed by the members and question time carried on for some time. Next month the talk will be “Contemporary Rag Hooking” by Pam Bolton and will be held at Lindale Village Hall at 7.15pm on 11th April. All new members and visitors are welcome, entry £4.

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At our recent meeting John Iveson spoke to us about his career in music. What a fascinating talk it turned out to be. As a young boy he was given the trombone to learn because the local brass band only had that instrument available and from there his career took off. From his local brass band to the Royal Northern College of Music to the London Philharmonic and Royal Opera House and more orchestras and jobs in between and now back “home” conducting Flookburgh Band. He told us many amusing stories about hiccups while performing and as a musical examiner. In April we will be having a cheese and wine evening with cheese and expert guidance from John Natlacen of Churchmouse Cheeses. Six members entered a team in the Cartmel Village Quiz in March and won the event. It all went down to a nail biting tie-breaker with another team and our answer to the distance between Manchester and Auckland turned out to be the closest. We will now be hosting the Quiz next year and only have to find 150 questions to ask! New members are very welcome at our meetings – contact Margaret on 36735 for more details. Grange over Sands Golf Club

Two major golfing events were held at the Club. The Monthly CUMBRIA ALLIANCE competition attracted 94 players from across the County and in good golfing conditions, winners with 46 points were from Silecroft G.C.

2018/19 PROGRAMME 9TH APRIL 2018 John Walker, Blood Bikes, Lancs & The Lakes

14TH MAY Richard Trevitt, The Past, Present & Future of The Lancaster Canal 11TH JUNE Summer Luncheon

9TH JULY Richard Evans, The RSPB & The State of Nature

13TH AUGUST Chris Harris , The Holocaust in Poland: Ghetto to Death Camp

10TH SEPTEMBER David Clarke, Have Telescope will Travel

8TH OCTOBER Kate Holliday, Local Pictorial History 12TH NOVEMBER Geoff Wood, What’s That?

Nick Lowe’s monthly Open competition attracted a field of 64 players , the winners were from Kendal G.C.

10TH DECEMBER Christmas Luncheon and entertainment

Our Junior section have continued to meet during the winter months and have been improving their skills in the coaching studio. They follow the Golf Foundation Passport Scheme covering all aspects of the game, skills development, fitness and skills for life. Most of the juniors who commenced the programme last year have now completed stage two of the three stages. Table tennis (thanks to Mike Jackson) proved a great success during the problems caused by the Beast from the East . Master chefs, Norrie and Julia, continue to prepare daily home made soups which revive the stalwart golfers, passing walkers and members of the tree clearing working parties. Greenkeepers John and Steve, assisted by Brian and “builder Mark”, continue projects to improve our course.

Socially ‘Dave Ford’s’ Rocking night had members singing and dancing the night away. Quiz nights are a great success as was St Patrick’s gala Bingo evening .

14TH JANUARY Ken Kay, Spanish Civil War

11TH FEBRUARY Steve Cottam, Life in Nepal 11TH MARCH Annual General Meeting

A complimentary first meeting for prospective new members. Visitors welcome at individual meetings (£5 inc. refreshments) Grange Probus, a club for retired men and women meets the second Monday every month at 10.30am for 11am at The Netherwood Hotel, Grange, LA11 6ET

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Dear Editor, My wife and I moved to Grangeover-Sands some seven years ago perhaps slightly influenced by my memories of spending several holidays here as a boy from 1949 onwards. My childhood home was in Bingley in Yorkshire and we would hop on the train in the town and come through to GoS, changing at Carnforth. It was the holiday haunt of many Bingley people who, like my father, pinched cuttings from the promenade gardens. Several have lived in GoS over the years and indeed still do. Our regular accommodation was Granville, owned by Mr & Mrs Shrigley who provided very good, full board hospitality. A rather strange but lasting memory is of playing seek the thimble, it must have been raining, and being reprimanded by Mr Shrigley for upturning an ashtray stand, thus tipping out the contents, in looking for the thimble. My other memory, as I became more "independent" and to escape the oldies, was to walk to Kents Bank, often in my grey pacamac, and then along the promenade through to GoS station and back to Granville and really little has changed along that route

Dear Editor, I have been visiting Grange-OverSands for more than 55 years and have seen the town in a variety of states of prosperity and otherwise. Yesterday after an absence of about three years I enjoyed a delightful visit helped by the lovely weather and the overall appearance of the town was a credit to all involved in its upkeep. The promenade gardens were beautiful and the wildlife sculptures added interest. The amount of work needing to be undertaken to present such an attractive stretch for all to enjoy is

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to this day other than there are no pacamacs! The photograph shows myself on the sands roughly opposite Bailey Lane crossing with my bucket and spade, now I do believe that this photograph appeared in a Grange Yearbook. I believe the tower above my head would be Yewbarrow Lodge. I wonder how long it will be before sand castles are being built on a GoS beach again. My parents told the tale many times of father rescuing me from an incoming tide as I became isolated on a sand bank. Edward Scott commendable and it was good to see a relatively litter and dog dirt free area. Benches donated by families who have enjoyed times in the town provide opportunities to enjoy the views and the older looking benches with the squirrel details are beautiful. The ornamental gardens were in a good state as I have seen them in the past looking quite sad and neglected. The cafes and shops all looked very attractive and it was so satisfying to see Grange looking so well kept. Thank you to all involved, your hard work is appreciated. Mrs Kathryn Norgate, Manchester

Mayor Endsor was reported as saying that ‘it was an honour being invited to open the new Tesco store’. I do not know how small a minority I am in, but for the sake of balance I would just like to say that not all of us see the arrival of Tesco in a positive light. This very large corporation has faced much criticism over the years for various aspects of its business practices. When the planning application for a change of use of the old British Legion building was made an open morning was held in it for locals to inspect the

Dear Editor,

Following the publicity of the awful consequences of the effect of plastic on our environment has come the realisation that we can all do something significant by switching our milk purchase to doorstep delivery.

Dear Editor,

On Monday 1st March, we called at Cartmel to visit the priory and do some food, wine and present shopping only to find no available parking. The surrounding streets were marked with double yellow lines as was the village square. The only legitimate parking was next to the Priory where fortunately one of the spaces with a one hour limit became available. As we had travelled a long distance we decided to visit the Priory and shop elsewhere. Total spend in Cartmel £5. We then went on to hawkshead to shop and eat and found pretty much the same thing. There are plenty of Lakeland villages, towns and farm shops etc that provide

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plans. I asked the man conducting the event if it was going to be a Tesco but he declined to answer. Compare this less-than-frank response to the long debate that Booth’s had at both the sites in the town where it wanted to open a store. We are all free to shop wherever we like of course and I choose to do most of my weekly shopping at local family businesses, the co-op and spar. Perhaps such well-respected local firms such as Fletcher’s and Higginson’s should re-launch themselves and get some free publicity when a councillor cuts the ribbon. Yours Sincerely Norman Green I understand that one milk round in South Cumbria has seen a 25% increase in sales in one month. Recycling of resources is vital to the future of our planet. I am proud that ever since we moved here in 2010 we have had our milk delivered in glass bottles, to our doorstep. Jean Platt

all that Cartmel and Hawkshead provide. That day we visited three such venues which provided reasonable parking either free or pay on exit based on the time spent in the car park and our total spend on food, wine and presents was considerable. We estimate that the loss to the businesses in Cartmel and Hawkshead from us alone on that day to be around £350.

Surely the Parish Councils must be aware that country businesses can only thrive if good and reasonable access is provided for the visiting public and that these villages rely on visitors to provide financial support to shops, pubs etc. George A. Reed, Co. Durham (this letter has been edited down due to space constraints).

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RE-OPENING Wednesday, 28th March Cartmel Village Traders would like to express their sincere thanks to Craig Lenette & Ryan Nelson from Vulcan Electrical who worked tirelessly to install Cartmel's Christmas lights, also to YESSS Electrical, Kendal who donated all components. We can not thank them enough for their extremely professional and dedicated service. Vulcan Electrical 07751206269

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Dear Editor, I would like to use your pages to inform readers of the recent death of Eve Baynes, formerly of Grange over Sands. Many people will know Eve through her connections with Grange Drama, Flookburgh Opera, Flookburgh St

John Church, St Paul's Church and Grange Singers. After suffering a stroke Eve was persuaded to move to a nursing home near Kirkcudbright in South West Scotland to be nearer her family and it was there that she passed away peacefully. Yours, David Binks

Dear Editor, Having very recently learned of the death of Eve Baynes, a truly delightful lady who graced the stage with Grange Drama over a number of years, we look back on some of her most memorable appearances at both Victoria Hall and the Cumbria Grand. Perhaps like many of us, readers remember her remarkable ability for characterisation and how she played an extensive range of parts in productions with both Flookburgh and Cartmel groups as well as Grange. Three of her performances particularly spring to mind. Who could forget her Madame Arcati in ‘Blithe Spirit’, the Mother Superior in ‘Letter from The General’ and in portraying royalty, HM Queen Mary, mother of Edward VIII, in ‘Crown Matrimonial’. We remember her wicked sense of humour, never malicious and how she brought a sense of fun along with her to rehearsal but always combined with a dedicated approach to delivering

Dear Editor,

I went to Sister Act recently and it was an extremely good show. So much work, backstage, musically and rehearsing had gone into it - it was really a fantastic result. This was in the Victoria Hall, without which no shows, events, plays etc. would take place in Grange. If we lose this venue, so many groups would find it hard to continue.

Our Town Council must find a way, with the help of the Victoria Hall Support Group, to keep this Hall part of our community, as the funding from SLDC finishes next year. Please do not let it become yet another empty building in our town,

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FRIENDLY HONEST PROPERTY ADVICE the ‘dramatic goods’. Making regular appearances in local One Act Drama Festivals, she absolutely earned the accolades awarded for her acting and stagecraft. Having lost touch since she left this area, we would like to extend our good wishes to her family, wherever they are. Margaret McDonagh, on behalf of Grange Drama

it would be a travesty. The VHSG can only do so much in assisting the Town Council to support the Hall's revenue. It is up to the council to require a levy on the council tax and to this end, should set about persuading the residents of Grange to agree.

There will be residents who do not see the need to support the Hall, whereas others who do, belong to complementary societies such as U3A, Lecture Society and drama groups. Alternative proposals in a recent report, suggested either selling the building or leasing it to an antiques emporium. This must not be allowed to happen. Jane Woodley. Grange over Sands




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Spreading east As I approach my ninth year in Estate agency, I’m heading further along the a590 to take over where my colleague Craig left off. For the past two years I have managed the Ulverston Branch of Poole Townsend while Craig managed our Grange office. Now that Craig has taken over from our departing Kendal and Milnthorpe manager, the natural progression is for me to take over the reins in Grange along with continuing to look after Ulverston. I have covered Grange and surrounding villages on and off for the past 5 or 6 years whenever our previous valuer was on holiday and I’m very excited to be spending much more of my time here. It’s a beautiful part of our county and even as the season change the journey along the A590 allows us to take in some stunning views many of us take for granted. Across all of our branches Poole Townsend are seeing a continued trend in our market share of properties sold increasing and a huge part of this is down to getting the property listed at the right price first time. I have always been driven to give accurate marketing advice to enable the client to achieve a satisfactory figure for their property within an acceptable time scale. My philosophy is very much finding the best features of each property and presenting them to every prospective buyer to ensure a sale for every property. I started as a trainee valuer in our Barrow branch and worked closely in my training with the then Grange, Ulverston and Barrow valuers, which allowed me to begin my knowledge of the south Cumbrian towns and villages. The key to a successful Estate Agency is knowing your market and I can say one thing I pride myself on is knowing how the market is and what buyers are looking for. Now 8 years later I can work with the wellestablished team of Julie, Janet and Julie to continue as the market leader for sales and instructions in Grange. I hope to bring my pro-active and enthusiastic approach to work closely with the team, to keep providing the highest standard of service the people of Grange have come to expected from our longstanding staff.

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n these times of austerity, the mantra of ‘Make Do and Mend’ is making a comeback. But for me, there’s so much more than just ‘making do’ when it comes to mending.

The art of visible mending can enhance and add beauty to the original object; with a little bit of time and patience a mass produced, shop bought ‘any old’ item becomes a unique treasure, imbued with love and creativity. If you’re wondering what

If you’re not hands on, then you can always bring your items in need of a bit of TLC to a Repair Café. Volunteer repairers will have a chat with you and try to repair your worn or broken items, which would otherwise go in the bin. Simply Repair South Lakes hold monthly Pop Up Repair Workshops - the next one is on Tuesday 10th April 4pm - 7pm at The Castle Street Centre, Kendal. Follow us on Facebook @ SimplyRepairSouthLakes to find out more.


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and the Utilities. Over 10 years ago they incorporated Bespokeebikes covering the sale and repairs of e-bikes.

Recently in response to increased demand they have improved and refurbished their premises in Flookburgh providing larger showroom area, new workshop and a dedicated conversion facility. The new showroom is stocked with the latest e-bikes, folders and trikes, whilst the conversion workshop is able to convert any bicycle using high quality crank or hub drive systems.

The electronic workshop has a system testing facility, which assists them to carry out repairs and servicing, whilst their fully equipped engineering workshop (incorporating 3D printing) enables them to manufacture components that are difficult to obtain elsewhere. Their policy is to give their customer’s needs top priority, with an emphasis placed on finding the right solution for any given requirement, including those with mobility issues. For more information look at:

Our sister papers Grange Now has two sister papers - Kendal and Windermere Now and Ulverston Now. With Grange Now the group circulation is 30,000 across South Lakes.

Issue 32 - out 23rd April Kendal and Windermere Now will next be delivered on 23rd April to every home in LA9 - that’s over 15,000 letterboxes. The paper is also bulk delivered to Windermere. There are some fabulous community groups who will be contributing this time such as the Chestnut Community group who manage the various school playgrounds in the town. An interesting group on the music page are the tuneless choir. The idea is to sing like no-one is watching, so with gusto. Outside In are running an article this month too - they provide indoor play spaces for youngsters. We have a few sports articles of interest - namely water polo and walking netball plus updates from various local clubs from fencing to cycling and canoeing. There is a lively music section and a good round up of upcoming events in the what’s on section. Plenty of school news as last week we went round every school in Kendal to visit them in person. With various features, plus business news, food and drink ideas and the all important letters page it promises to be a great issue.

Issue 20 - out 16th April As we enter our 20th edition we are going from strength to strength with each issue. Our coverage area is over 9,000 + homes and businesses in the Ulverston area. In this issue we go behind the scenes of a few festivals coming up in Ulverston; its easy to forget that what you see is just the tip of the iceberg. Underneath lies months of effort, often by unpaid volunteers, and feats of organisation. Ulverston Now wanted to take a peek behind the scenes and asked some of those involved with the upcoming WalkFest and PrintFest to share what putting a festival together can involve. This jam-packed issue is also covering artist of the month, Ulverston Minds 30th Birthday and an important update on the Lantern Festival, not forgetting our community section and what’s on.



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Also looking for part time activities organiser covering long term sick leave For further information please contact Charlotte Gregson on 015395 33703

Heydays Care & Support Services LTD RECRUITING NOW

Making a difference to someone’s life is so rewarding, it takes a special kind of person to be able to offer support daily. If you feel you can make a difference and would like to join our team then we want to hear from you; in return we can offer: ll ll ll ll ll ll ll ll ll


Come and join our 015395 52548 fabulous team

Carers starting salary Excellent rates of pay from £9 per hour Paid travel time Pension scheme and travel time on topto Dedicated, Compassionate carers committed Continuity of clients Set rotas around your availability supporting you, to maintain your Independence in the comfort of your own home. Refer a friend scheme Staff reward scheme Scope for promotion throughout the company enhancing your career. Opportunities to complete N.V.Q level 2,3,4

If you have been thinking of a career that’s so rewarding, then become a valued member of our team, come & join Heydays Care & Support Services. Where our staff are our strength. What we provide is not just a job, it’s a vocation.


Please contact Kelly or Dawn 015395-52548 or Head Office 01229-808023

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Comfortable, well-maintained, fully furnished Grange holiday apartments providing a pleasant place to stay during your house move, whilst re-furbishing your own home, or simply somewhere nearby to house visiting family and friends. Please ring 015395 34196 to discuss details.


FOR HANDS ON ASSISTANCE with accounts, Self Assessment and VAT. Locally. Call 015395 58916. ANTHONY CLYNES ACCOUNTANTS Accounts, Self Assessment, PAYE/wages, Bookkeeping/VAT, Personal friendly service - Contact Tony 07778 485 475 (Grange) Winster Accountancy Services Ltd A complete service for all your accountancy & taxation needs Phone: 07931 122 849 Email:


LOCAL TEACHER, 30 years experience, phone Michael 015395 31781 E-mail (Home visits available)


Domestic Appliance Centre. For all your Domestic Appliance Needs. One call takes care of it 01539 741241.


ROGER ARMSTRONG ARCHITECT, Lindale. Design / Property Advice / Applications. Tel 015395 34314.


PLANS DRAWN New Build, Extensions, etc. Stuart McMinn BSc HND ABEng. Tel: Holme 01524 781081 Mob 07729 845147. DRAWINGS FOR EXTENSIONS, loft conversions, new builds etc. Phone B.J. Walker F.T.C. Building Science. 015395 52211.


DAISYROOTS BOOKS Collectable and contemporary books. Main Street, Grange. Open Mon-Sat 9:30 – 4.30. 015395 38817 BOOKS BOUGHT Single items or whole collections. Also ephemera, photographs and manuscripts etc. Will travel to view. Please contact 015395 35125 (Allithwaite)

BUILDERS / MAINTENANCE A B WILSON & SON Over 35 years experience in building, roofing, joinery and general maintenance Also custom made decking, sheds, wood stores and summerhouses. All jobs considered. No job too small. Contact Adrian on (015395) 58412 or 07904 119535


Bay Home Care Family run provider of home care services. Delivering high quality individual care and support to help Adults maintain independence within their own homes. We are fully registered with the CQC and bring together over 20 years combined experience within the care sector to support our community. If you are looking for friendly, experienced and consistent care, delivered at a pace that suits you, please contact Phil or Sarah on 015395 34987 or visit us at HEYDAYS CARE & SUPPORT SERVICES We go that extra mile. Providing the highest standard of care and support, helping you to maintain your independence in the comfort of your own home. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission, Cumbria County Council, & Primary Care Trust. Visit us at or contact Dawn or Kelly on 015395 52548


lineage 28p per word + VAT, Semi display from £10 + VAT COLOUR HIGHLIGHTED LINEAGE 38P PER WORD + VAT


Private care/cleaning. Do you need help with your daily care needs / cleaning? If so call Jess on 015395 32155.

CLEANING SERVICES CONT Professional Cleaner. Covering all areas of cleaning. Kinga 07568 549 035.


Home Delivery Carpets Ltd Outlets in Grange, Kendal, Ambleside & Barrow Tel: 07905 687 672



Regular, builders, spring cleans, Holiday change overs, End of Tenancy Helen 015395 35277 or

Professional cleaner has hours available. Cleaning, laundry, shopping, dog walking, tidying gardens. Call Veronica 07813 870 919 or email. CARTMEL CLEANING SERVICES Locally based cleaning services. Reasonable rates for holiday lets. Call Dawn 07980 972 780 or 015395 58508.


HANDYMAN SERVICES Clock, Barometer, Furniture Repair and restoration undertaken also minor domestic household repairs. No job too small. Tel: (015395) 33664 ask for Tim e-mail: tim1492@


CUMBRIA KITCHEN for all your catering needs Canapés, buffets, dinner parties, food for the freezer Contact Sarah on 07852 293 009

CHIMNEY SWEEP ROB CHAMBERS All types of chimneys and flues Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps HETAS Approved. Fully Insured Tel: 01229 588025 Mobile: 07881 921529 ANDREW BACKHOUSE CHIMNEY SWEEP LTD 25 years of quality workmanship in your area Trading Standards Approved 015394 45117 or 07763 145 594 MJ SWEEPING Chimney Sweep. Fully insured. Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps. Allithwaite, Grange over Sands. 07583 067 718

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453 CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST

SUE LAWTON (S.R.Ch,D.Pod.M,M.Ch.S) HCPC Registered Chiropodist. Registered & qualified for 28 years. Home visits covering Grange, Ulverston & surrounding area. 015395 83625 DAVE HEMMINGS M.Inst.Ch.Pod. HCPC Registered. Home visits Grange & surrounding areas. 015395 35487 or 0773 644 8702 CHIROPODY CLINIC Milnthorpe. Ground floor clinic/parking available, Bridge End Business Park, Park Road, Milnthrope. HCPC registered/ degree in Podiatric Medicine. Over 20 years NHS/private experience. 015395 64303 Dr Anders - Podiatrist. Expert treatment and advice for all foot problems. Dr Judith Anders PhD is a highly trained degree qualified Podiatrist with over 20yrs experience. Tel: 07584 301653.


CLEANER. Quality cleaning and laundry services. Reasonable rates. Hours available. Call Joan on 0770 622 1466 / 07979 127 318 or e-mail

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CARPET CLEANING UNLIMITED and upholstery too. Give Peter Jewell a ring on 01229 885685. Member of the National Carpet Cleaners Association. ULVERCLEAN Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists. For a true deep clean contact Lee Grundy on 01229 586703 Champion Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Grange over Sands call 015395 62390 GOING ON HOLIDAY? Hospital Stay? Last Minute Departure? Whatever the reason I will take care of your cat(s) in their own home in your absence. Fully insured and excellent references. Kennel Maids Professional Pet Care. 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK




COMPUTER HELP AT HOME. For computer problems or tutorials in plain English. Call Graham Brook a certified computer engineer on 015395 60868


AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Sally Holligan. UKCP Reg. Appointments in Allithwaite. Tel 015395 35760 Fairweather Therapy, Child and Adult cognitive behavioural therapy. BABCP accredited. 07792 843 807. Counselling / EMDR Louise Tych. Trauma, loss, depression. 07775 610 480. Caring counselling in a warm, supportive atmosphere. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NLP, The Journey. 25 years’ experience. Please call Hannah on 07747 155 781.


Curtains, Roman Blinds and soft furnishings made for you, also clothing alterations. Call Joanne Airey at Sew’n’Sew on 015395 34215 MASSIVE FABRIC CLEARANCE SALE 20,000mtrs of fabric, 100’s blinds & rugs. Friday 30th - Saturday 31st March, 10am - 4pm. Old Co-op Building, Allithwaite, next to woodyard nr Grange Over Sands. LA11 7QH.


Avondale Dental Practice, Kents Bank Road. Est 1904 Accepting New NHS Patients 015395 33166


ONE-to-ONE DOG BEHAVIOUR and Training Solutions. Martin Gleadow 015395 63567. SPECIALIST IN RESCUE REHABILITATION & SOCIALISATION Wendy Senior - Kennel Maids 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK SEE US ON FACEBOOK

CARTMEL CANINE CLUB Puppy & beginner dog training classes Cartmel Village Hall Wednesday evenings. Please contact Robert or Charlotte 07946 318264


Jude’s Groom Room based in Kents Bank. C&G qualified. Comprehensive grooming service, hand stripping a speciality, Natural Shampoos. Contact: Judith Mallinson, Professional Dog Groomer on 07914 644 852.




KENNEL MAIDS Professional Pet Care EST 2000 Dog Walking, Day Care, Socialisation,Puppy Steps and Other Services available 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK SEE US ON FACEBOOK LOVE OF PAWS DOG WALKING Solo or group walks, home visits, socialisation & puppy training. Fully Insured. Please call Katie - 07471 944500.

DOUBLE GLAZING WARDGROUP GLASS & GLAZING Transform your home with windows, doors & our Supalite Tiled Roof System 01229 811222 | glass

DRESSMAKER/ALTERATIONS JOLLYMOSH DRESSMAKING clothing alterations, soft furnishings & curtain making. Large selection of fabrics available. Joanne on 58804 / 07850 087 099 or

Stitch in Time. Sewing repairs & alterations. Maureen Maddock 58436.


LINDALE POST OFFICE. Offers available. Call in for details. Tel: 32231


GARDEN WALLS, FIELD WALLS, Stone Facing. Established 1997. Contact Neil Stanway 015395 31382 mob 07748 271078

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS LOCAL ELECTRICIAN All domestic work & new installations Full & partial rewires. Free estimates Contact Duke on 07970 601 379 Grange & South Lakes


ENGRAVING/TROPHIES Kendal Trophies 01539 740217


MASSIVE FABRIC CLEARANCE SALE 20,000mtrs of fabric, 100’s blinds & rugs. Friday 30th - Saturday 31st, March 10am - 4pm. Old Co-op Building, Allithwaite, next to woodyard nr Grange Over Sands. LA11 7QH.


CLASSIC FLOORING COMPANY Over 25 years experience in Supply, Installation, Sanding and Sealing of all types of wood flooring FOR A FREE QUOTATION AND SITE SURVEY

CALL 07848 006634 To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453



LANTERN CHARITY SHOP, Allithwaite; lots of great items for sale. Open 9.30-4.30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Church Road, Allithwaite LA11 7QH. 015395 34701


JM RESTORERS. Antique, Modern furniture, Porcelain, Paintings. Est 40 Years 015395 68915


SITTING PRETTY Antique traditional and modern furniture re-upholstered locally by time served craftswoman. 20 years experience. Lesley Fursey 01229 464607


GRANGE GARDENERS for GARDEN MAINTENANCE & DESIGN Extensive plant knowledge We maintain gardens all year round Call Michael Thornborough 015395 32118 mobile: 07796 674 861 FERNLEIGH GARDEN SERVICES all aspects of maintenance, lawn care, complete clearances, tidy ups, planting, tree work, painting, hedges, pressure washing, waste removed. College trained, call George 0779 686 7762 or 015395 35716


DJ DIXON OF GRANGE Gardens maintained to the highest standards, mowing, hedges, trees, pressure washing, overgrown gardens cleared - no job too big. Fully insured. For a high quality service with an outstanding reputation. Mobile: 0771 320 3609. GARDEN MAINTENANCE, grass/hedge cutting, weeding, pruning, treework, dry stone walling. James Hawksley Ltd Tel 07980 354 651 Professional, effective, experienced and reliable Gardening Services for larger gardens/ grounds. Small, large and difficult grass areas cut. Trees, hedges and shrubs beautifully pruned. Renovation projects undertaken. Call Hamish Foulerton. Tel 07747 788 370 or 01539 730501. COPELAND LANDSCAPES, stonewalling, patios, tree work, hedge cutting, fencing, etc. Established 1980. 01524 730 022 or 07815 955 961 M.T.HOWARTH Garden maintenance carried out to a high standard incl mowing, hedges, tree work, fencing and pressure washing. Overgrown gardens cleared and rubbish can be removed. All jobs considered large or small. HOME: 015395 32188 MOBILE: 0789 4737 069 PATRICK GARDENS. Reliable & diligent - complete gardening services and DIY help. Outstanding reputation for high quality service. Tel 015395 33872 or 07748 642 463 A.R. DICKSON Countryside Services, Fencing, Walling, Landscaping, Gardening, Tree & Woodland Work, Fire Wood and Kindling For Sale. 0782 4736 255 GRAHAM’S GARDEN SERVICES Friendly and reliable service for all your garden requirements. Our services include Grass Cutting, Garden Maintenance, Patios Jet Washed, Walling, Fencing and hedge cutting. Telephone 07815 313 828 or 015395 58664 Hedge trimming, General garden maintenance & Clearance. Also DIY. Local & Friendly. Call Simon on 07950 912 212 or 015395 34640. Paul Gibbons Grass cutting, Pruning, Weeding, Planting, Strimming, Leaf clearing 015395 58492 / 07908 843 714. The Lawnman Specialist in fertilisation, weed and moss control. Scarification available. The Lawnman 015395 38949.


To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453 GROUNDWORKS

S & A H O D G S O N LT D . P l a n t & Groundworks Contractors. 9 ton excavator with a rototilt Site clearence, water mains and land drainage. 015395 52458 / 07836 782707.

Mark Walmsley Building & Joinery

LADIES & GENTS HAIR AT HOME 25 Years experience in the Grange over Sands area. Contact Joanne 015395 35279 07717 836 926.


I’m your local, friendly handyman. Specialising in painting and decorating. Also DIY and general repairs around the home. All jobs considered. Call Simon on 07950 912 212 or 015395 34640. Handyman Services, Local, Affordable and Reliable. All jobs considered: Painting & Decorating, Garden Maintenance, Guttering, Shelving, Flooring, Fence installation and more Call Trevor on 07810 717 450.


St Johns Hearing Centre, Main Street, Grange. Comprehensive Hearing Service. Free home consultations. Full aftercare service. Hearing tests, Repair service, Batteries and Accessories. Gentle Wax Removal Service. 40 Years experience. Tel 015395 36391


House Clearances, Houses, Garages, Shedscleared and all contents removed. For prompt reliable and confidential service contact Graham Walkden. Tel: 015395 32793/62378 WA House Clearance & Removals WE PAY CASH FOR HOUSE CLEARANCES! Garages, sheds etc 07528 049 516 / 015395 59469

HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS THE ORIGINAL HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS PROFESSIONAL PET CARE SINCE 2000 KENNEL MAIDS Professional Home Boarding Dog Walking • Cat Care • Small Pets Pet Sitting • Doggy Day Care Fully licensed with SLDC Fully insured & Excellent References PLEASE NOTE We are not an agency or a franchise WE DO NOT BOARD OUT DOGS TO THIRD PARTIES We are mature professionals Having worked as a team for more than 10yrs We can provide fully checkable references and are highly recommended by our local Veterinary Practice Tel 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK Beware of imitations. See us on Facebook


IRONING by Lisa 015395 35422 or 07976 512487


The o Locksmnly it based inhs Grange

All Lock Problems Solved • Trading Standards Approved • Locks Opened, Repaired & Fitted • Domestic & Commercial • UPVC Door Lock Specialists • Police (CRB) Checked • 24 Hour, 7 Day Service • OAP Discount

HAIRDRESSER MICHELLE 34904 CHARLOTTE Mobile Hairdresser and Gel Nails. Grange 32989 or 07966 543223 Phillipa formally of Sweeney Bobs and Mrs Lovetts Cartmel, is now freelance for men’s and ladies home haircuts, colours and perms, visits available for nursing and care homes. Tel 07979 077 411 for an appointment. Michelle Breeze / Chez Michelle Salon or Mobile. Experienced Unisex Hairdresser in Allithwaite. Grange 33908 or 07791955476.


BB Wilson & Son All aspects of Joinery and Building from Ground Work to Slating Landscaping, Conservatories Loft conversions, Extensions. Established 50 years, no job too small Free estimates. Tel: 07972 811 706 - 015395 58340

Eden Mount Road, Grange Freephone: 0800 783 1104 Mobile 07886 831336

Mark offers a complete Builder & Joinery service - Renovation - Extensions - Loft Conversions - Doors - Kitchens - Staircases - Windows -


The next 6 week Introduction to Mindfulness Courses begin again in March. Various day and evening sessions available. Gentle Mindful Yoga Tuesdays 7 - 8:30pm URC Hall, Thursdays 10 11:30am Victoria Hall, both £8 drop in or £36 for 6 weeks. Everybody and every mind welcome. For more details please contact Tracey on 015395 - 36170 or 07969-447545, (Experienced, qualified and insured)


T:015395 32840 M: 07817 939 971

ABLE MEMORIALS - Monumental Masons. Time served masons with over 30 years experience. New memorials, Second inscriptions, repaints, regilds and renovations. Free estimates and home visits given. 1 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN. Phone 01539 735583 or 01524 784920. PARKIN and JACKSON-Monumental Masons. New memorials, second inscriptions, repaints, regilds and renovations. Visit the showroom on 14 Appleby Road, Kendal LA9 6ES. Telephone 01539 722838. Free estimates and brochure on request.


ACORN MONTESSORI Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:45 - 3:15. Monday & Friday 8:45 - 12:00. Contact Melanie Knight 015935 35629 / 07971 828 797.


David Melling


HARD LANDSCAPING fencing, walling, block paving, flagging, paths, patios, driveways, ponds. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730. Bradley Reeve Landscaping, stone walling, patios. Tel 015395 36938 or 07788 688427


LOCKS EXPRESS the only Locksmiths based in Grange. 24 Hour Callout. All Lock Problems Solved. Locks Repaired & Fitted. Trading Standards Approved & Police (CRB) checked. Domestic & Commercial work. Eden Mount Road, Grange. Freephone 0800 783 1104. Mobile 07886 831336.



LAKELAND OPTICAL Main Street, Grange 015395 32951. Independent Optician Eye Examinations & 500 frames in stock. “See better, look better, feel better!”


STATE REGISTERED OSTEOPATHS Jolyon and Val Wardle, caring and experienced practitioners, are available weekdays at Em J’s hair salon on Kents Bank Road, Grange to treat a variety of conditions. 015395 58647


John Nottingham 34904


L A K E WO O D - Lock & Safe Co -

Meathop, Grange-over-Sands

Locksmith & Safe Engineer

Locks and safes, opened, supplied, repaired and fitted with over 30 years experience

Edward Lenihan 07407 192270

Lee Logan Ltd. Quality Painter & Decorator + Tiling. Reasonable rates. Tel: 07708 213079

STEVEN T WELSBY EST. 1979 Your Local Painter & Decorator City & Guilds Advanced Full Technology Certificate Fully Insured GRANGE OVER SANDS 015395 34499

Des Irwin, Painting and Decorating Grange over Sands . Experienced ,time served decorator available for all aspects of decorating.Competitive Prices . Please call for quotation 015395 36288 or 07771 636 842.

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Wayne Dawson painting and decorating. Over 10 years experience. All aspects of decorating undertaken. For free quotation contact 07557 902 229 or 015395 58630 Email Or via Facebook J.R Dixon Painting & Decorating. Highly skilled and qualified painter and decorator with over 10 years experience. Covering all aspects of interior and exterior decorating. For a free quote contact: 07902 025 716 Local female painter for all your interior painting needs. Bespoke murals designed and painted for those special rooms. Kara Nicol: 07968 288 505 or via Facebook. G-O-S Painting & Decorating. Interior & Exterior work. Very competitive prices. Call 07810 717 450.


High Quality Interior Decorating & Paperhanging Farrow & Ball specialist 30 Years Experience 07774 209929

MB Designs Inside and outside Painting Wallpapering l Fully insured Quality work l Free quote & advice

01539 623239 or 07709 977 619


FITNESS AND WELLBEING Personal Training with Elaine in the comfort of your own home. Specialising in rehabilitation and reintroduction to exercise including exercise for heart conditions and COPD.. 07855 135714


NJR PLASTERING all plastering work considered. Free quotes. Contact Niall on 015395 58221 or 07917 458911

PEST CONTROL TOWN & COUNTRY Pest Control Over 30 years experience. Most up to dates methods. Unwanted Guests? 24 hour service. All aspects covered including Cluster flies. Wasps, Fleas. Rats,Service Mice, Moles. Quality Pest Control Tel.50015395 Mob Experience 07887 977 085. Years62795. Industry

Cumbria’s Premier Pest Controller with highly qualified technicians

Pest Control & Wash Room Services Rodent and Bird Control, Cockroaches, Wasps, Fleas, Flies, Ants, Moles, Loft Clearances

We offer a premium service at competitive rates Pied Piper Northern Ltd Tel/Fax: 01229 480463 •


R I C H A R D W YAT T P L U M B E R F r o m bathrooms to ball valves no jobs too small. Daytime 0777 260 2506, evenings 015395 35653. ADRIAN A TURNER LTD, Central Heating and Bathrooms Gas Safe Registered.Tel: 015395 34775 Mob: 07821 813062.




To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453



A. TYSON PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas Central Heating Worcester Accredited Installer Gas Safe Registered 015395 32761 - 07967 384 114 JOHN RHODES Plumbing & Heating Gas Safe Registered Working locally for 35 years Newton in Cartmel 015395 31585 07810 881910 TAYLOR Plumbing & Heating Engineers Gas Safe Registered Lindale Darren Taylor 07778 394 206 WARDGROUP PLUMBING & HEATING Gas safety checks and boiler servicing 01229 811222 |www. Universal Heating & Plumbing Gas Oil LPG Water Service Repair Install Ian: 07505 057 742




• Remote controlled • Space saving • Fully insulated • Range of colours

01539 726364



Steve Robinson 07967 934 945 / 015395 59006



Advertise in the Classifieds section Prices start from as little as 28p per word +VAT

015395 35453 SEPTIC TANK

BUILDING SERVICES stone facing, water mains and drainage. Pressure washing, painting. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730.


Oak Beams & Salvaged Furniture & Architectural Items Bespoke Fireplace Mantles & Suites Reclaimed Timbers & Bespoke Commissions 07920 117 047


Inner Sense Reiki Encourage self healing/relaxation Treatments for humans & animals. Call Jill: 07816 630 151

REMEDIAL THERAPY RELIEF AND REHABILITATION of Back Pain, Stress, Sports Injuries and Muscle Dysfunction. Contact Mr. G. Grayrigge IIST (Dip) ICHFST, (Adv. Dip) Biomechanics & Sports Medicine on 015395 36483. Home Visits Available. e-mail: MASSAGE and Craniosacral therapy for back, neck and shoulder pain. Meg Henderson 015395 36298 Katie Shaw - Sports & Remedial Massage. Health/Fitness/Rehabilitation of Injuries/Improve Mobility/General Aches & Pains. @ Merlewood HPB 07792 844 290

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SITUATIONS VACANT Kennel Person Required. To help in family run boarding kennels and Cattery, South lakes area. Position includes general duties, feeding, cleaning exercising and grooming etc, training will be given but exams in small animal care and or Grooming would be advantageous. Applicants are required to work weekends on a rota basis and some early evenings. Driver with own transport essential..Please apply via email to


BRADLEY REEVE Landscaping, stone walling, patios. Tel: 015395 36938 or 07788 688427.


G E N E R A L / C A R AVA N / B O AT STORAGE. Lawler 34136.


Porcelain, Ceramics, Paintings restored. JM RESTORERS. 015395 68915. DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ULVERCLEAN can now offer a true deep cleaning to those dingy looking areas. Contact Lee 01229 586703 or 07858 757 215 for free quotation.

Steele`s Removals ltd Local * National * International Secure Self- Storage 24hour access + Self-Drive Removal vans Storage facilities in Flookburgh 01229 820 777



CALL DANIEL ON 07748 338 797





CALL DANIEL ON 07748 338 797

Estate Cars 6-seater Hackney/Private hire. Local/Long Distance. John Keith owner/operator. Flookburgh based contact 07974 111543


We make Bespoke top Quality Workshops, Cabins, Garden Offices & Pods. 07920 117 047


OH TREE SERVICES - Qualified and insured arborists/tree surgeons. Please contact Oliver on: 015395 30756 or 07904 698 794


PIANO & THEORY TUITION. Experienced, patient teacher has vacancies for pupils of all ages, from beginners to Advanced. Contact Jean Kitchen ALCM. DipMus(OU). CT ABRSM. Tel 015395 35306 Primary mathematics tuition Early help leads to continued success. Retired Primary Headteacher and Ofsted inspector. Enhanced DBS. References available. Please contact 07717 848 080 for initial chat. John P Howarth ARMCM Teacher of piano, Clarinet, Theory, Jazz Improvisation. ABRSM exam coaching. 015394 42591. MATHS TUITION. All levels. Primary teacher. 1st class maths degree. Enhanced DBS. Free trial lesson. Paul Giblin 32906.


Wanted - TOOLS, gardening, joinery, engineering etc. Garages cleared. Tel 32793 Old suitcases, trunks, leather bags, wooden boxes, wooden tool boxes, wooden ladders, galvanised / enamel buckets, watering cans, old kitchenware, TG Green ‘blue and white’ Cornishware, Sewing machine cast iron stands Peter 07539 290 879 or Realist Stereo Camera Tel:35339 Lambretta Scooter wanted for restoration project also any spares you might have. 07811 921 694.

Hi-Fi, Stereo, Separates wanted (Amps, Record Decks, CD Players, DAB Tuner, Speakers etc) 07976 908 005.

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453




SKB WINDOW CLEANING Cleaning of all glass, frames, sills, doors, solar panels, gutters, conservatories. Fully insured. Call Simon 015395 62877 or 07783 802 192



Specialists in all aspects of roofing

PORCUPINE @ LakesWoodWork near Ulverston All wood furniture dipping & sanding services Collection services available 07920 117 047

Advertise in the Classifieds section Prices start from as little as 28p per word +VAT


• Slating • Tiling • Pointing • Lead work • Flat roofing

• Chimney repairs • Fascias, Soffits • Guttering, cleaned and sealed

• Waterproofing • Insulation • Skylights • Balconies • Green Roofs • BBA Approved Products • Insurance Backed Warranties • 30 Years Experience. South Cumbria, North Lancs and M6 corridor We also offer • Thermographic Surveys • Consultancy • Condition Reports

Windermere: 01539 897 892

Years, Experience & Products have caps in the bullet points to be consistent




01524 730666 or 07772 884690 •

repair & replacement double glazING 015395 32593 07971 698 541

CALL 015395 35453 FREE FOR SALES Deadline 20th April 2018, subject to space. Single items max £200, in writing to our offices or e-mail info@, include your name and address. Airgo mirage camping table, unused. 115x70x70 cm. £50. 07733 452 926. Surround sound speakers Eltax SIlverstone. Centre, and rear speakers only. Finished in Oak effect. Would make attractive shelf speakers. £30. 07789 17 33 74

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Chris Shawcross Tel: 015395 58214 Mob: 0789 969 0259

Advertise in the Classifieds section Prices start from as little as 28p per word +VAT

015395 35453


W.G.BROWNLIE Ltd. Joinery & Building Contractors

All high quality Bespoke Joinery. Extensive local experience in holiday homes & second homes since 1999. IGLS. 29 Greengate, Levens, Cumbria. LA8 8NF


Replacement Double Glazing Units, Windows, Doors, Conservatories, Facia Boards & Gutters in uPVC. Free Estimates

nnComplete roofing services;

natural slate, tiling, leadwork, chimneys & velux installation nnExtensions & renovations nnLoft Conversions nnRefurbishments nnConservatories, windows & doors in uPVC or Timber nnHardwood Flooring Specialists

Tel: 015395 60673 Mob: 07810 602999


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Slate & Tile repair Chimney Work Guttering Ridge tiles Re-Roofs

• Lead Work • All Felt & Fibreglass flat roofs. • Wood & UPVC Fascia Boards

We offer a full loft conversion service from initial planning application through to completion of work.

Registered Velux window installer

Grange: 015395 35635 Mobile: 07770 303033 Email: FREE ESTIMATES


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DB Driving

Deborah Black ADI, Dip DI •Friendly, patient, lady instructor •Tuition tailored to your needs •Confidence building & pass plus Tel:01539 722777 Mob:07977 542853

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453 AERIAL SPECIALISTS


Est. 1968 NORTH WEST AERIAL SPECIALISTS 43 years experience. FREE estimates, All work guaranteed AERIAL & SATELLITE SPECIALIST GRANGE AND DISTRICT COVERED ON A DAILY BASIS Head Office, 7 Pinewood Avenue, Bare, Morecambe, Lancs. LA4 6HW. Tel: 01524 415969 Mob: 07814 388756


015395 33515 Alnat Business Park, Lindale

• MOT’s • Servicing & Repairs • Diagnostics for all vehicles • Tyres & Exhausts Brand new designated bay for Cars, Vans & Campervans up to 4 tonnes

LOCKSMITH The o Locksmnly it based inhs Grange



HODGSON BUILDERS For all your Building & Roofing work


ll 18 years experience ll Internal and external

Contact David for a free quotation 07931 258 752 or 07732 362 186


Your local choice for all building & roofing work


T: 015395 35201 M: 07900 435 409

A.TYSON 30 years experience

Gas Central Heating

Wareing & Hodgson

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453

Plumbing & Heating Engineers

Locally established with over 40 years experience.

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453

No Call Out Fee Prompt, friendly service

Tel: 35425 or 83904


015395 32053

Adrian A. Turner Ltd Plumbing & Heating Engineer

T: 015395 34775 M: 07821 813 062


Eden Mount Road, Grange Freephone: 0800 783 1104 Mobile 07886 831336

• Gas, LPG, • Vaillant Solar Accredited • Unvented Hot Water • General Plumbing • Central Heating • No Call Out Fee


BUILDING & JOINERY SERVICES 30 years experience

• New Builds • Renovations • Extensions • Loft Conversions • uPVC & Timber windows & doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Tiling

Mob: 0787 602 5976 Tel: 015395 64587 E-mail

All Lock Problems Solved • Trading Standards Approved • Locks Opened, Repaired & Fitted • Domestic & Commercial • UPVC Door Lock Specialists • Police (CRB) Checked • 24 Hour, 7 Day Service • OAP Discount



Est. 1968


Extensions - Renovations - Conversions - Alterations

All aspects of building work undertaken. Extensions, plastering, tiling etc. Over 30 years experience. No VAT on labour (015395) 33530 or 07754 439 694

FREE ESTIMATES Tel: 015395 32761 Mob: 0796 7384114

Miniheat Ltd.

A complete service from plans to paintwork Established local firm Free estimates and advice 015395 33241 / 077535 74538





Caravan & Boat Storage

07764 609 387

Moor Lane, Flookburgh




(MANCHESTER DAILY) Joinery & Developments Ltd.


Full Building & Joinery services

07772 602 506 / 015395 35653

New builds, renovations, extensions, bathroom’s, kitchen’s, windows, groundworks Ian 07765 513 412 / 015395 36316 (Cartmel)

4, 6, 8 & 16 seater mini-buses and a disabled access vehicle available Ring Paul or Joan Tel: Flookburgh 58901


ACCOUNTANCY, TAXATION AND BUSINESS ADVICE zz Year End Accounts zz Cash Flow Forecasting zz Business Planning zz Company Formation zz Tax Returns ESTABLISHED 2004

zz Bookkeeping zz Periodic Accounts zz VAT Returns zz Payroll zz Auto Enrolment

015395 36163

3 Lowther Gardens, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7EX

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