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Issue 267 - NOVEMBER 2013

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Mary Ann says farewell This month sees a change at Grange Now. Mary Ann Best, editor and founder of Grange Now is taking a well earned retirement after over twenty two years of producing Cartmel Peninsula’s most popular local newspaper each month.“I am sorry to leave as Grange Now has been part of my life for so long,” she says, “But all good things have to come to an end eventually; I will have more time to devote to my family, my garden and getting more writing done!” However she leaves the paper in the good

Investment Matters


An element of taxation which we are often asked about is the “age related tax trap”. This a somewhat technical aspect of the taxation of Investment Bonds and how it interacts with income tax allowances and I will aim to provide an overview within this article. All UK resident taxpayers are entitled to a personal income tax allowance which is £9,440 in the current tax year. In fact, this is quite a sharp increase from the previous tax year when it was £8,105. However,from age 65 the allowance increases to £10,500 and at age 75 to £10,660. For now, let us put that to one side and look at the type of investments that the age related trap relates to. Different investments are taxed in different ways – some are tax privileged or tax free, some incur income tax, some incur capital gains tax etc. The age related income tax trap relates specifically to Investment Bonds (single premium

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hands of Kerstin (Administrator), Glenn (Graphic Designer) and Catherine (Editorial Assistant) and is not stepping down entirely as new proprietor Chris Plumb has asked that she helps out for a few months to ease him in gently. Chris says, “I am delighted to be taking over from Mary Ann and even more delighted that she will be around to help me learn the ropes. As a team we will continue to deliver the best in local news and information, very much in the way that it happens right now. I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all.”

Mary Ann says, “At least Chris won’t have to do everything himself. In the early days I sold the adverts, typed all the reports, wrote the stories, took the photos, helped with paste up (no computers then) and collated the pages on the kitchen table. Luckily times have moved on since then! Many thanks to everyone involved over the years and I hope you all continue to support my baby Grange Now in the years to come.” Rather a hefty baby now, from its modest 4 page first issue,it grew to a regular 28 pager and this month Mary Ann bows out with 32 pages.

Investment Bonds as opposed to Bank or Building Society Fixed Rate Savings Bonds). The taxation of these investments are subject to what is known as “chargeable event rules” and phrases such as “chargeable event gains” and “top sliced gains” come into play – for the purpose of this explanation we do not need to know what they mean just simply that it is this type of investment that is affected. This type of Investment Bond has basic rate tax deducted at source that is not reclaimable. Therefore (with a few specific exceptions) a basic rate tax payer will generally have no additional tax liability on the proceeds of an Investment Bond that is encashed. However, although there is no additional tax liability on the bond proceeds themselves, it is possible that the encashment can result in additional tax being paid by those aged over 65 who have thus far received an increased personal income tax allowance. The reason for this is that if one’s income is above a certain level (£26,100 in the current tax year) then the increased age allowance reduces for every £1 above that

set income level. And this where the age related income tax trap can come into play – encashment of the Investment Bond may not see any additional tax payable on the proceeds but can result in one’s income going past that level and therefore reducing, unwittingly, the increased personal income tax allowance from the higher level back down to the basic level. As a consequence, extra tax is paid simply by virtue of having a lower personal allowance. It is worth noting the intention of this current government to increase the basic personal allowance to a point where the allowance is the same regardless of age (and at that point the age trap will disappear). For those who understood the above explanation I congratulate you and for those who did not please do ask your advisers if relevant to you! 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.

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Lost A small gold cross (without chain) has been lost somewhere in Grange.According to the owner it is not worth much money but is of great sentimental value. Any information please to the Grange Now office.

CartmelVillage Society AGM

The Cartmel Village Society will hold its AGM on Tuesday 12th November, 7pm, at Cartmel Village Hall.

Winter Ball & Auction The Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust is holding a Winter Ball & Auction on Saturday 23rd November. The event will be held at the Netherwood Hotel, Grange; arrivals from 7pm, carriages at 2am. Tickets are £65 including an excellent 3 course meal, wine and live music. For tickets call Karen Bradshaw on 015395 32970 or 07721 502 300.

Annual General Meeting The Grange new allotment group will hold their AGM on Wednesday 6th November at 6pm in the Council Chambers, Victoria Hall. Please come along to vote in a new committee. Nominations for the positions of chairperson, treasurer and secretary are also needed. Anyone interested should contact Sally at Grange Town Council on 015395 32375.In lieu of the committee being voted in, you can also address inquiries to Bruno, plot 3, on 015395 32317.

Thank You The Rotary Club of Grange over Sands, on behalf of Cancer Care, would like to express their appreciation for the generosity of residents and visitors on Saturday 12th October when the street collection raised almost £380 for the charity.

Christmas Fair St Paul’s Church at Lindale are holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 23rd November at Lindale Village Hall from 2 - 3.30pm. We will be selling cakes, plants, books, jewellery and more. There is an entrance fee of £1 to include refreshments. 

Community dementia forums As part of the implementation of the Cumbria D e m e n t i a S t r a t e g y , Alzheimer’s Society has been hosting a series of Community Dementia Forums twice yearly throughout Cumbria. These forums provide an opportunity for us to update local people on a range of dementia related issues such as

the Cumbria Dementia Strategy, local services and national initiatives. The South Lakes Forum will take place on Thursday 17th October, 10am – 12noon, in Stricklandgate House, Kendal, LA9 4PU. To reserve your place please telephone 01539 742631 or email lakes. admin@alzheimers. specifying which forum you would like to attend.

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Worth looking into! Bay Search & Rescue charity shop off to a good start.

I can’t believe we have now been open for 5 months – where does the time go? We are always very grateful for all your donations and apologise if we have had to turn any of your items away due to lack of space. We don’t have a very large storage area and sometimes if we have had lots of donations that day, we struggle to find space for more – but please continue to try as we will always do our best to accommodate.  For these reasons, please could we ask that donations are not left outside the shop when we are closed – thanks. We have an excellent team of volunteers.  However,if you would like to volunteer we are still looking for help on

a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning plus Saturday afternoon. Volunteers will be trained in all aspects of the role and asked to help with sorting and pricing stock as well as till work. Pop in for a chat or call 83312 for more details. I am aware that quite a few of you are unable to shop during our opening times due to work commitments. If so, why not take advantage of our late night shopping. I will open the shop for an hour in the evening exclusively for a group of 6 – 8 friends.  That way, you and your friends can browse the shop in peace (without children) at your leisure – you may find that outfit you’ve been looking for! Please ring 83312 and arrange a date and time to suit. Finally, could I please thank Grange Co-op who kindly came to our rescue and donated some carrier bags when we were down to our last one!  Thanks for your support. Janet Davis (Shop Manager)

Flood Group to take action

From April 2014 Cumbria County Council will take on a statutory duty to investigate flooding incidents in Grange. The Grange & District Flood Action Group will collect information put forward by residents highlighting ongoing issues to form a flood resilience plan for the town. Joanna Greenway, Grange Town Councillor, said: “This is our opportunity to start gathering information about the problems with flooding in our area, to bring forward local knowledge about where it is happening and any possible solutions there might be…[Cumbria County Council] have more clout on this issue and will be able to get things moving at a much quicker pace than before.”

Flooding in Grange

In the September edition of Grange Now there was an article from the Grange Flood Action Group about the problems relating to flooding being faced by members of the group i.e. shops who occupyYewbarrowTerrace, the Boulevard, Windermere Road and the car dealership opposite. As the new Portfolio Holder for the Environment and People flooding comes under my jurisdiction and I have a great deal of sympathy for people in this situation as I live in Backbarrow where flooding also affects businesses and homes. I have endeavoured to establish exactly where the responsibilities lie with regard to flooding which was one of the questions being asked by the group.. It is understood that extreme weather will happen more frequently in the future and the Flood and Water Management Act passed in 2010 was intended to provide “better, more comprehensive management

of flood risk for people, homes and businesses“. It sets out clear responsibilities for managing flood risks. Defra has overall national responsibility for policy and provides funding for flood risk management authorities through grants to the Environment Agency and local authorities. The Environment Agency is responsible for taking a strategic overview of the management of all sources of flooding. It has operational responsibility for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs,estuaries and the sea. Lead Local Flood Authorities, in our case the County Council, are responsible for developing, maintaining and applying a strategy for local flood risk management in their areas and for maintaining a register of flood risk assets. They have lead responsibility for managing the risk of flooding from surface water, ground water and ordinary watercourses. District Councils are partners, they can carry out flood management works on minor water courses in partnership

Legion sold The old Royal British Legion premises in Grange have been sold by auction but it seems to a mystery buyer. No doubt all will be revealed in due course. Also a mystery is what has happened to some artefacts in the premises. One of our readers believes there was a display of wooden army badges

with the County Council and have to take flooding risks into account when taking decisions on development. Highway Authorities provide and manage highway drainage, in our case Cumbria Highways and the Highways Agency for the A590. The lead Local flood Authority is quite clearly Cumbria County Council in the legislation and they also have responsibility for Highway drainage. There were several Flood Action Groups in Grange, I understand from the Town Clerk these have all been pulled together into one group: the Community Flood Action Group which is now working with all the different agencies and I am only too pleased to support them in any way I can as Portfolio Holder For Environment and People at SLDC. The lead officer for flooding at SLDC is Mr Phil Greenup 01539 793420 and at the County Council they are Doug Coyle or Anthony Lane (both on same number 01228 221321). Sue Sanderson, District Councillor

on the wall of the Legion. School children in the late fifties brought the badges to the brand new Cartmel Priory School (opened in 1958) at the request of their teacher Mr Swan. Their fathers had all been in the Second World War and the children were proud to show off their fathers’ emblems.They ended up in the Legion along with a ceramic plate of the 2nd Infantry Division. Does anyone know where these commemorative items are now?

Lighting of the Christmas Tree The 67th lighting of the Grange Christmas Tree in the Ornamental Gardens will be on the 7th December with festivities commencing at 6pm. Our appeal letters will be delivered during November and thank you to those who have already contributed to this year’s event. The judging of the best decorated shop window and hotel will take place on the 6th December. We look forward to seeing you all at the lighting and thank you for your continued support.

Film star in Grange! We have a new film star in Grange and Flookburgh. Father Parker of St Charles & St Cuthberts is appearing in the new British feel good film ‘Sunshine on Leith’. Father Parker appears briefly conducting a church service. Not to be missed!

Demolition starts

Pictured here is the start of the demolition work on Berners pool. By the way have you looked on the SLDC website to see the plans, or visited the Town Council offices? Some readers have expressed dismay that the proposed affordable homes to be built on the site by a housing association will be in a three story building right at the front adjacent to Kents Bank Road and will be out of keeping with the fine old stone properties opposite. When Grange Now mentioned this to the Town Council we were told that the building will be a similar size to the old pool and occupy a similar position. Take a look at the plans and judge for yourselves.

Tarot Parties Why not have a Christmas Party with a difference this year. Call Rosemary on Grange 36467 .

Christmas Day Lunch Friends at Christmas will be holding their traditional Christmas Day lunch again this year. If you live alone and would like to join us, or you would like to help out on the day, then please contact Fiona Daley on 33232 or Peter Watson on 33074 for further details. There is a meeting for volunteers on 14th November at 7.30pm at the Netherwood Hotel.

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Musical Notes Ulverston Jazz Appreciation Society The tuneful music of George and Ira Gershwin, perhaps the best known of those prolific and highly gifted composers of so many memorable Broadway and Tin Pan Alley songs of the ‘30s and ‘40s, has long provided ideal material for jazz musicians. This was well illustrated at the September meeting when members enjoyed a variety of the masters’ songs recorded by jazz groups. Other presentations featured the fine ‘hard bop’ trumpet playing of Donald Byrd and rare recordings of smallgroup leaders unusually fronting big bands. The programme for October included Courtney Pine, Three Bs in Contrast (Tony Bennett, Richard Rodney Bennett and George Benson), and Big Bang Basie. The November 21 programme includes: Skid Marks - British tenor saxophonist Alan Skidmore is influenced by the great Coltrane; Kosher Jazz - there’s a strong Jewish ’vibe’ in jazz with many jazzmen from this musical background; The Wow Factor - all jazz enthusiasts remember the impact of great solos and performances on their musical lives. The Society meets monthly at Bardsea’s Malt Kiln Village Hall, near Ulverston, where it presents jazz recordings from all eras, with expert commentary, on high quality audio equipment. Sessions start at 7pm, refreshments included in the £2 charge. A warm welcome awaits newcomers of

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whatever jazz persuasion and knowledge. For more information phone Roy Booth 01524 853335,or visit www.ulverstonjazz.

Musical festival syllabus now available The next South Cumbria Musical Festival is to be held between Sunday 6th April and Saturday 12th April 2014 in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Complimentary Syllabus with entry forms can be obtained from all local libraries and the ‘Full Octave’, Dalton-in-Furness. Also available from the festival website: or by ringing 01229 584653.

Arnside Highlights Arnside Highlights will show the film: “About Time” on Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm in Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill.Tickets (£5) are now on sale at The Little Shop, Arnside Promenade or can be reserved through Sue Hayward: sdhayward@

Salt! Music, songs and stories inspired by all things salty Storyteller Chris Bostock is joined by musicians Ken Patterson and Richard Scott for an entertaining evening of music, wild stories and gripping musings on all things salty.


There’s a quiet little township on the shores of Morecambe Bay, And it’s noted for the views which it commands; For its mild and gentle climate And its air of peaceful calm, And this heaven on earth is called - ? Grange-over-Sands! Though it doesn’t have amusements, candy floss, or Kiss-me-Quick, Punch and Judy, donkey rides, or hot dog stands; Yet its citizens are charming (Though a few are past their prime!) And this paradise is called - ? Grange-over-Sands! All its folk are very neighbourly, they’ll pass the time of day, And good causes are not short of willing hands; There are clubs and guilds and circles And societies to join, And this friendly place is called - ? Grange-over-Sands! You can travel far and wide to all the countries of the world, You can take a plane and fly to many lands; But wherever you may wander, You’ll be thankful to return To this happy Home, Sweet Home – Grange-over-Sands! In treasured memory of the author, D Fleming.

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The show features a selection of salty tales and tunes set to musical arrangements and performed on the accordion, ukelele and cello. Well seasoned tales from sea and land combine with shanties, songs, sketches,and artwork created live onstage using salt and light. Add to the mix a scientific experiment and lots of audience involvement - including group origami. Salt! takes place on Saturday 9th November at 7.30pm in Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill. Tickets are £8 for adults, £5 for children and £21 for families (2+2). Bookings through Sue Hayward, tel: 01524 762254 or email: sdhayward@tiscali. For more information visit: www.

Grange Amateur Operatic Society Members of the society are enjoying rehearsals for “Blitz”, their production for 2014.The show, as the title suggests, takes place in 1940s war–torn London. The cast calls for a number of children approximately aged 7 – 12 years, both girls and boys. Our producer, Christine, is looking to recruit about twelve to join the show. Auditions will be at the end of November with rehearsals starting in the New Year. If you fancy joining the happy cast of “Blitz”, give our secretary, Ann, a ring on Grange 36196. In addition, if any reader feels like joining us, come along to the Methodist Hall, Wednesday night at 7:30.You will be most welcome.

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Westmorland Orchestra Around fifty musicians, under conductor Richard Howarth, gathered together in late September to be taken, sight unseen, through one of the more difficult symphonies in the classical repertoire. This was the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, which will be the main item in the orchestra’s December concert. Musicians who attended the free open day from around the country were delighted with the experience, and the orchestra has gained new players. There is an innovation in this first December concert: the orchestra has invited one of Kendal’s leading choirs, Kendal South, to join them in a performance of Towards the Unknown Region by Vaughan Williams, which will be directed by their conductor, Ian Thompson. The other tuneful pieces in the programme are by Walton – his 1953 Coronation March – and Elgar. The season’s second concert will feature Russian music, to include Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, while the May concert includes Czech and French popular classics. Up to date information, and details of how to apply to join the orchestra – experienced string players, particularly violas and violins, are always welcome – can be found on the orchestra’s website at:

Drama stalwart brings Ayckbourn to life

With news of last month’s G r a n g e D r a m a open meeting about the i s s t a g i n g A l a n future of the Parish Hall it Ayckbourn’s play seems apposite to re-print here a L i f e o f R i l e y to piece from Grange’s Red Book for be directed by Kath 1914 (with thanks to Aidan Smith). As Bolton who has a track you will read nothing really changes record second to none of bringing Ayckbourn’s in 100 years (money raising!). work to the Grange-over“Parish Hall – this year has witnessed Sands stage. Her previous the clearing of this building from productions include debt, thanks, in large measure to the Seasons Greetings, The generosity of two donors who wish Norman Conquests,Time at 7.30pm and reserved seats can to remain anonymous, and to a lady of My Life, Relatively Speaking and member of the congregation of St so on, making this her twelfth be booked through Marjorie Simon on the box office number (015395 Paul’s who wiped off the deficit at the Ayckbourn play.    36762). Tickets will be available harvest festival services.Another kind There will be four performances through the TIC and from drama lady – a frequent visitor to Grange – of Life of Riley, including a 2.30pm members. A strong cast includes very thoughtfully sent a substantial Saturday Matinée (raffle proceeds Vivienne Curtis, Isabella Farrar*, cheque in aid of the maintenance to Grange First Responders) at Benita Finch, Mike Hill, Steve fund of the hall. Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands, Pollard, Deborah Powell & Simon The concert promoted by Mrs from Thursday 31st October Yaxall*. The asterisks denote actors Lowther, early in the year, at which we - Saturday 2nd November. appearing for the first time with were privileged to hear such talented Evening performances will begin Grange Drama.   artists as Miss Levens, Miss Seward, Miss Kliegl, Mr Frederic Wells and Mr Whiteside, as also to look upon a couple of sets of beautiful scenic lantern slides, the productions of Dr. R. C. Lowther – provided a useful sum for the benefit of the hall fund. The garden fete at Blawith, Now registering New Patients! in which a host of wellINITIAL wishers worked assiduously, • Extended opening hours was another successful venture CONSULTATION which brought in a substantial • Transparent fees guaranteed sum for the same object. It must indeed be a satisfaction FOR A LIMITED and relief to all interested PERIOD in the Parish Hall to feel the building is clear. The Hall is in great demand for the various 6 Yewbarrow Terrace, Grange over Sands, classes and clubs attached to Cumbria, LA11 6ED the parish and its usefulness has | proved all that the promoters claimed for it.”

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Firstly, a huge thank you to Pat Brooks who raised an incredible £500 for the playground. Pat had her head shaved to raise funds for the playground and on behalf of Pat we would like to send our appreciation out to all her sponsors for being so generous in raising such an amazing sum of money. Our second massive thank you goes out to all those who joined us in the September sunshine for our “Barbie in the Park” event.We had a fantastic day and enjoyed great local support, raising over £300 for the playground coffers! A huge thank you to those who baked cakes, donated raffle prizes, helped with the event on the day and especially to those who attended and made the day so special. Events like these would not be possible without such exceptional community spirit and support. The wacky races were a big hit, the enthusiasm of the kids and adults created some very memorable moments. Look out for round two next year! Keep up with further playground updates on our Facebook page, just enter Allithwaite Playground into the Facebook search and “Like” our page.

Festive period parking charges SLDC will be offering special parking over the festive period with free parking will on Sundays in all of its pay and display car parks in the four weeks to Christmas (1, 8, 15 and 22 December). This also covers the pay on exit car park at the Westmorland Shopping Centre. The council will also offer a £1.20 flat rate at all of its pay and display car parks in Kendal (including the Westmorland Shopping Centre) for the Christmas light switch on (Sunday 17 November).  Visitors to Ulverston can take advantage of the town’s Super Saturday Market offer on Saturday 2 November and Saturday 7 December with parking offered at a £1.20 flat rate between 8am and 6pm.

“Hero Squad”

On the 23rd of October, Flookburghbased Bay Search and Rescue featured on CBBC’s “Hero Squad 2”. Hero Squad follows six children (aged 12 – 13 years) as they are trained up by the various emergency services around the UK and take part in a staged Hero Squad rescue. This episode features Gary Parsons and the team training cadets in techniques involved in quicksand rescue and the specific dangers of Morecambe Bay.  It culminates in the cadets performing a full simulated rescue. The series is presented by Rav Wilding and was filmed at Bay Search and Rescue’s Flookburgh station at Easter. For more information see the BBC’s website: or contact Mike Davis – Bay Search and Rescue 07910 836921 –

Lido to be resurrected?

The survey and consultation document just completed by NeoNow for SLDC has cost £15,000 to get people’s views on the old Lido on the prom (formerly known as Grange Baths). There were three attempts before the final survey paper was produced. Grange Now attended the presentation at the Victoria Hall and thought it left a lot to be desired. On the Wednesday and Thursday the display was in the entrance hall! The space provided only allowed for three people at a time to look and they were in competition with the public using the loos or visiting the council offices. Some of the options listed on the voting form were thought badly conceived. Option 3 asked if people wanted the Lido restored (presumably as an open air pool). Naturally a majority would probably say yes. We would all like to have our

Lido back but as SLDC closed it over 20 years ago and its deterioration since is such that it would cost a fortune to put right. Option 1 suggested ‘Doing nothing’.Option 2 suggested‘Fill in Lido and develop over site.’ Filling in to create an open space/ seating area/ performance area is better than doing nothing – which seemed a silly question to us – why spend £15,000 on a survey in that case? Option 4 asked if we wanted the Lido restored as a central focus of other activities which serve to sustain it financially – the problem is there are eleven other venues within a 3 mile radius of Grange that have problems remaining viable. Options 5 & 6 asked if there should be a retractable roof or a permanent one. Think of the cost! AWater Splash feature has been looked into and would cost £250K to install and it would cost 100K to make the buildings fit for business use we have been reliably informed. It could be a popular feature for town during the summer months with an

income from it by an admission charge. The water is recycled and chlorinated and could operate within the pool so no filling in is required. During the winter months the same area could be franchised to an ice skating company who provide all the facilities. The buildings could be let out to interested groups of businesses. With the demolition starting as we go to press on the late lamented Berners Pool it is a salutary reminder of how much swimming pools need to be viable in this day and age, so it seems a pipe dream to think of a reinstated Lido. We do have several local hotel pools that are available for public use (most via a membership club) and Ulverston and Kendal pools within reach after all. Grange Now has reported many times on Grange pool surveys – on the Lido and Berners, over the years.Let us hope this survey will be the last of them and we get a result this time. Over to you Town Council (and SLDC) and good luck!

Dear Editor, Lido Exhibition – very disappointing

I visited this on the Thursday and it was in a fairly cramped space in the entrance to Victoria Hall. This made it even more difficult to read the text on the panels as it was so low down.  I was very worried that the only options up for discussion were about re-instating the Lido (or ‘bathing pool’ as it was always known when I swam there in the 1960/70s).  This was supposedly the favoured option by those who filled in a questionnaire but it seems strange to look at this as the only viable option. Some of the other options in the questionnaire got a high percentage of ‘votes’ too. And don’t forget that some people would have only filled in half the questions due to printing problems. When we were looking at what to do with the old pool a few years ago we had several options before us and I don’t recall the ‘winning’ one being the restoration of the Lido. Even if a Lido was the preferred option then I was also worried about the figures on display.  Not much detail other than it would cost around £7 million and a vague projection of likely income.What about the longer term maintenance and running costs?  What are they likely to be and who will be paying them?  This was one of the reasons the pool at Berners closed and also why other pools such as the one at Troutbeck Bridge have closed.  This sort of money will not come from English Heritage and it certainly won’t come from another public body such as SLDC or Grange Town Council.  If the figures aren’t detailed enough then who is going to want to take on such a costly enterprise?. Please do some more research and lets have some of the other options appraised and analysed. Name and address supplied

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T h e C a r k Remembrance Tree lighting will take place on Tuesday 10th of December at 7pm. There will be a raffle and

a tombola. All welcome and there will also be free coffees and teas at the Engine Inn afterwards – courtesy of the Inn. £5 for a new bulb and £1

for a relight for the Tree. Raffle prize donations are warmly welcomed.Please contact 58038 or 58192 for more information or to donate a raffle prize.

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With the largest number of licensed dog sitters in SLDC …we offer the widest choice of dog friendly homes, for their perfect holiday.

We have many small animals for sale in our shop!

Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, & Budgies

We also stock food and accessories for all of your pets!

Official retailer for FleaClear Which contain Fipronil, the same active ingredient as Frontline!

Professional Dog Groomers Quick bath & blow dry to full groom Microchipping available Out of hours appointments available Free local collection & delivery Albert Road, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7EZ

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Join us for a ‘Celebration of Verse’ on Thursday 29th November (2:30 pm – 4:00 pm) with Ulverston-based poets Geraldine Green & Maggie Norton. Geraldine is a published poet and currently writer-in-residence at Swarthmoor Hall. Maggie Norton, who some of you will already know from previous events,was South Cumbria Poet Laureate 2007 and is also a published short-story writer. Both will be reading selections of their work from volumes old and

Book Shelf new (available now to borrow). Tickets are available from the library – priced £1 to included light refreshments Rhymetime is held at 10 am on a Monday (termtime) for pre-school children and their carers to enjoy half an hour of stories and songs. Dates for this month are: 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November. Just drop in and join in the fun! We now have some new Explorer Sacks for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Children. Each one is based

Annual Bazaar The Cartmel Village Hall Annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday 23rd November at 2pm.There will be lots on offer including cake, bric-a-brac, soft toy, and book stalls.There will also be a special Christmas stall, a tombola and a raffle. £1 admission includes refreshments. Proceeds to Cartmel Mothers’ Union, The Brooke Hospital for Animals and other charities.

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Special offers on Premium Dog Foods Beta 15kg Royal Canin off RR£P5 15kg

£8 off RRP & Vis Burns FREE Hi kit alert 12kg walking £33.99

Deals on Felix and Whiskas pouches

MACWET climatec water/ wind proof gloves – all grip, no slip ideal for equestrian, shooting etc


James Wellbeloved 15kg Open 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday £42.99 8am - 4pm Saturday

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Startup Problems Accidental Damage Repairs Repair Damaged Ports iPod, iPad & Mobile Repairs call Chris on Grange 32091 or

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on a theme and includes books, games and activity sheets to enjoy learning about a topic. They can be borrowed for 3 weeks to learn about a specific topic and new ones include Whatever the Weather,The WildWildWest , Intrepid Explorers and Parlez-Vous Francais. Next time you’re in town why not call in and have a look at the fabulous selection of paintings on display courtesy of Grange and district Art Society? The display is on show until Saturday 16 November and they are all available to purchase. Also

The Tide’s the very Devil by Peter Rimmer This beautifully photographed book would be a fabulous stocking filler for anybody with even a fleeting interest in Morecambe Bay and our area. Peter Rimmer has captured both Morecambe Bay’s views, nuances and the people. He interestingly contrasts his own photographs in places with older pictures giving

TIC News

With winter fast approaching we are having a slight change to our opening hours. Monday to Friday we will be open from 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and closed on Sundays. These new hours will take effect from the 4th November We now have a good selection of 2014 calendars in stock including a selection of Lake District calendars, the every popular Wainwright calendar and three local to the Grange area. The Grange in Bloom group’s calendar at £5.00,Andy Mortimer’s Morecambe Bay Panoramas at £7.50 and finally

on display are details of Grange Drama’s forthcoming production of Life of Riley. Charity Christmas Cards and gifts are now available from the library, with at least 70% of the amount you pay going to the charity. They will be on sale every day the library is open until Friday 20 December, so early though it seems don’t lose out as they’re already selling fast (and last posting date for some airmail destinations is little more than a month away!).

the reader a feel for the history that we are living now. The book includes both aerial views, views ‘from the ground’ and a stunning series of documentary photos of the Wilson family of Flookburgh fishermen and shrimp pickers. The book is published by Peter Rimmer himself, printed by Panda Press (Stone) Ltd and is available at Grange Now offices for £15.95.

Carmel Fell and District Local History Society’s calendar featuring watercolour sketches of Witherslack and Carmel Fell between 1934 and 1943 by Norman Lee at £5.00. A date for your diary is Grange Drama’s presentation of ‘A Life of Riley’ by Alan Ayckbourn. There will be four performances including a Saturday Matinee here in the Victoria Hall from Thursday 31st October to Saturday 2nd November and we have tickets on sale here at the Information Centre. Tickets are £7.00 for adults and £3.00 for children under 16.

Grange Christmas Tree Festival

There are just a few spaces left for entries to Grange Christmas Tree Festival being held in St Paul’s Church from 7th December – 2nd January 2014. All organisations, clubs and societies are invited to contribute a decorated tree to the festival which will begin with an evening reception on Thursday 5th December at 7pm with lights, candles, music and refreshments.The theme for the festival is Count Your Blessings and there will be a charge of £10 per tree. All profits to go to the Mayor’s Charity.The decorated trees will be on view every day from 10 am – 4 pm. For further information or to book your space please contact Christine on 015395 32013 or as soon as possible.

If anyone still has a VHS Video recorder we have some free copies of ‘A Journey Through the Lakes’ and we also have some free walks leaflets available so please call in to take a look. We are supporting the‘Boxes of Hope Cumbria’ appeal and you can pick up a leaflet from the office and also drop your filled shoeboxes in to us anytime up to 12th November. We really need you to keep bringing in your posters so we can help to promote events in the area and, as always, thanks for your support.

Cartmel & District Flower Club Catherine Gledhill (Huddersfield) brought all the shades of autumn to Cartmel this month. Her modern use of plant material and Mechanics captivated her audience. She filled the village hall with laughter, whilst producing the finest floral designs we have seen on stage for some time. It was a real treat. AGM and Jacob’s Join on November 18th at 1pm. We have a wonderful Christmas Gala planned for you at Victoria Hall on Tuesday 10th December 7.30pm. Our Area Chairman Muriel Simpson is invited to demonstrate and we feel you are in for a really festive treat. Tickets are just £7 including wine, mince pie and short bread. Tickets available from any committee members or contact Hazel 36497.

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Beat the winter blues with live swing, soul and pop from Simon William and a delicious 3 course meal for £24-95 8th Nov- few spaces left and 6th Dec!

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE BOOKING UP FAST so book now to avoid disappointment!

NEW for Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb only.. 3 Courses £12-95 2 Courses £10-95 Includes favourites such as Black Pudding, Mushroom Pepperpot, Fresh haddock in beer batter, chips and mushy peas, Home roast ham, Lemon Posset and Homemade Crumble!

Available Mon-Fri 12-6pm from a selected menu, lighter portion size, some dates excluded. 015395 32239

10 years of success It doesn’t seem 10 years since Richard English took over at the Cavendish Arms in Cartmel. To celebrate such a milestone he will be holding a party on the 25th November 2013 and has introduced a new and exciting menu, based on all historic values, and provenance of The Cavendish Arms’ local suppliers; which include John and Susan Stott from Cartmel Valley Game , Brian Hargan from Hargans of Flookbourgh , Tom Addison for all his dairy needs and Dorothy at the Hazelemere bakery for their freshly baked bread each day. The new menu includes such items as Old Lancashire Rarebit made from Mrs Kirkhams Lancashire cheese (£6:50); Fine bean and garden pea risotto (£6:95); Mozerella and Asparagus flatbread topped with fine beans and chilli sauce (£10:95); and Cartmel Valley smoked trout and Avacado open sandwich (£7:95). Richard has also worked hard this year with new and existing drinks suppliers and is pleased to announce a whole new range of ales and lagers that include Caledonian XPA(£3:05*pint) Corby Ale (£2:70*pint) and a whole variety of continental premium lagers and beer. Richard particularly would like to thank all his loyal customers who visit The Cavendish Arms regularly, and a heartfelt thank you goes out to his loyal team of staff who make it all work each and every day, by continuously striving to achieve such high standards that has become synonymous with The Cavendish Arms. Richard and his team would like to invite you to join them in their celebrations by holding a party on Monday 25th November where they will be serving their award winning Steak & Ale Pie. Tickets are now on sale from behind the bar. To celebrate Richards 50th Birthday the first 50 tickets are offered at a discounted rate. First 50 tickets £10 pp, and thereafter £15 pp. Ticket prices include Steak & Ale Pie** and one free drink per person. *when purchased within loyalty scheme. Loyalty scheme cards will be handed out on the 25th November. ** Vegetarian option available – advanced booking required.

The Cavendish Arms | Cavendish St | Cartmel | Cumbria | LA116QA Tel: 015395 36240 |


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Clare House Hotel Park Road, Grange-over-Sands. LA11 7HQ

Priory Hotel

Tel. 015395 33026 Christmas
Parties Lunch

The Square, Cartmel

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Rooms - Restaurant - Bar Open to non residents Great food - Great value Lunch, Afternoon tea & Evening menu Evening meals Wednesday Saturday 6pm-9pm All day breakfast Serving Local real ales Dog friendly bar



! Inspector’s Choice Hotel

Festive Menus now available

Advise Booking Wine & Cheese evening - Tuesday 19th November, Please call to book a place (limited bookings) Tarot card reading - Monday 25th November, Limited Spaces please call to book your place £17.50 per read

015395 34070

Aynsome Manor Hotel Cartmel, LA11 6HH

Fine Dining in our award winning Georgian Restaurant. Log fire comfort with professional and courteous service. 4 Course Sunday Lunch £18.95 2 course Dinner £23.00 Good Hotel Guide. AA Red Rosette Reservations Telephone

015395 36653

Pre-Christmas lunch and dinners through out December 1st-23rd (excluding Monday lunch time)


2 courses, coffee and mince pies £14,95, 3 Courses, coffee and mince pies £16.95 Available lunch 12pm-2pm Dinner 5.30pm- 7.30pm Parties from 2-50 book now to avoid disappointment

Christmas is coming!

We have some fabulous menus for you to celebrate the festive season

Book now for Boxing day and New Years Day lunch Between 12pm-2pm and New Year’s Eve dinner 7pm-9pm

Special offers throughout December

Every Thursday, Friday Saturday 5.30pm–7.30pm night from 1st– 23rd December £12.00 for two courses Start with a soup or finish with a sweet and have a Traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings fish and chip supper also continuing every Friday night £12 for two courses

Pre-Christmas Lunch & Dinners Perfect for a gathering of friends, or work colleagues. Confetti & crackers, great atmosphere for fun & laughter! Christmas Day: Perfectly scrumptious festive menu, bubbles, canapés, hugs & laughter Ideal for all the family New Year’s Eve: Exquisite fine food, champagne before & after Live Music, singing & dancing to bring in the New Year Contact us for more details 015395 33076

Tel: 015395 32567 Fully licensed Restaurant and Bar

Granges Hidden Secret, Open to non residents Grange-Over-Sands

Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7EY

Awaken your taste buds, revive your soul!

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Christmas Party

Salmon & prawn tian, lemon caper dressing Roasted vegetable soup, granary bloomer Galia melon, parma ham, rocket leaves Duck and orange paté, chutney, toast Roast breast of turkey, chestnut stuffing, chipolata, pan jus Pan fried pork cutlet, parsnip mash, apple and sage Grilled rump steak, chunky chips, Diane sauce (£3 supplement) Fillet of salmon, crushed new potatoes, butter leeks Christmas pudding, brandy sauce White chocolate cheesecake, berry coulis Bread and butter pudding, vanilla sauce Selection of cheese and biscuits TWO COURSES £12.95 Book a party of 6 or more and the organiser eats for free Each guest will receive a free glass of Christmas Bubbly

To book telephone 015395 33246

Christmas Day

Duck Liver, Foie Gras Parfrait, Apple Chutney, Brioche Charentais Melon, Prosciutto, Rocket drizzled, basil oil Hot Maple cured Salmon, Pickled Vegetables, Pea Shoots Parsnip Veloute, Smoked Cumberland Cheese Croutes Roasted Breast Turkey, Braised Leg, Chestnut Stuffing, Port Wine Jus Roasted Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Shallot candy, Horseradish Crème Fraiche Poached Sea Bass, Cured Tomato Ravioli, Mussel and Saffron broth Rump of Cumbrian Lamb, Creamed Cabbage, Crushed Olive Potatoes, thyme jus Parmesan Gnocci, Asparagus, Spinach, Broad Beans with Tomato & Basil Sauce Vierge Christmas Pudding, Brandy Sauce Vanilla Crème Brulee, White Chocolate and Macadamia Biscotti Chocolate Fondant, Caramelised orange, Mince Pie Ice Cream Selection of Local Cheeses, Pear Chutney, Walnut Bread

4 Courses £49 Child 4 - 12 years £25 Under Fours eat free with 2 adults To book telephone 015395 33246

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Live Music

November Fridays 22nd Open Mic Stan the Man 29th An Evening with Will November Saturdays 23rd Tin Pan Alley 30th 3 Men and 1 Man December Fridays 6th Dan Tanner 13th Special Act to be announced 20th Hush December Saturdays 7th The Paul Hayes Collection 14th 3 Men and 1 Man 21st Boris and The Rusty Bullets

We are open from 10.30am Christmas Day and everyone is welcome to join us for a drink


Royal Oak Inn

Cartmel, The Square 015395 36259

Christmas Party

Cream of parsnip soup Chicken liver paté, chutney, warm toast Salmon & dill fishcakes, leaves, tartare sauce Honeydew melon, minted mango salad Roast breast of turkey, chestnut stuffing, chipolata, pan gravy Slow braised lamb and vegetable stew, creamed potato Sun Blushed Tomato and Goats Cheese Tart with provencal sauce Grilled hake fillet, ragout of spiced vegetables Christmas pudding, brandy sauce Vanilla cheesecake, spiced berries Chocolate fudge cake, vanilla sauce Cheese and biscuits TWO COURSES £12.95 Book a party of 6 or more and the organiser eats for free Each guest will receive a free glass of Christmas Bubbly

To book telephone 015395 36259

Christmas Pizza party nights Sunday - Thursday from 25th November to 23rd December

Pizza and Bubbly £8.95

Christmas Day

Prawn & Crab cocktail with Marie Rose sauce Chicken Liver paté, red onion marmalade, toasted brioche Cream of parsnip soup, potato crisps, bacon bits Goats cheese, walnut and rocket salad, garlic croutons Traditional roast turkey, bread sauce and rich roast pan gravy Roast shoulder of pork, baked apple, side of jus Poached plaice and prawn roulade, buttered leaks, new potatos, chive butter Wild mushroom and spinach en croute, creamed potato, mustard sauce

We are open from 10.30am Christmas Day and everyone is welcome to join us for a drink

Christmas pudding, brandy sauce and mixed fruit compote Royal Oak sticky toffee pudding, caramel, vanilla ice cream Winterberry pavlova, Madagascan vanilla cream & kirsch syrup Selection of local cheese, chutney, oakcakes

4 Courses £45 Child 4 - 12 years £25 Under Fours eat free with adults To book telephone 015395 36259

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St Paul’s Church in November Sun 3rd Nov All Soul’s Service 3pm Tue 5th/12th/19th/26th Nov Drop-In Coffee Morning Parish Hall 10am-12noon


Jemma is now back after the arrival of baby Rory Jack.

She is looking forward to catching up with all her existing clients as well as welcoming new faces. She will be in Salon Mon, Thurs, Sat and some evenings on request. Receive 10% off with this advert

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Higginsons of Grange are selected for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards The prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards have been run since 1994 and are renowned as the premier awards for the UK butchery sector, putting entrants through a rigorous judging process. As finalists of the ‘North of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year’ category, Higginsons have been invited to attend the

awards lunch at Plaisterers’ Hall in London on November 14th. The awards recognise excellence in craft butchery and winners enter an exclusive group representing the crème de la crème of British Butchery. Having won the first ever ‘North of EnglandTop Shop Award’ back in 1994, Stuart Higginson is hopeful of another win this year, saying he was “delighted to be selected as a finalist for the 2013 Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards, particularly as this year marks our 30th year in Business. Winning the award would be a wonderful way to celebrate the occasion”

Citizens Advice Bureau – volunteers needed

Want to learn new skills while helping people resolve their problems? Volunteer advisers are needed for our Grange office. Free training course starting soon, 1 day a week. Please note: some of the training is likely to take place at our Windermere site. For details contact Rachel Toyn on 015394 47185 or support@cumbriarural.

HOLKER WINTER MARKET Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2013

Festive Season Christmas Menu 3 courses

£19.95 pp

New Years Eve 3 Course menu Sparkling wine on arrival and live entertainment

£39.95 pp

Cark in Cartmel LA11 7NU Contact us on: 015395 58501

10.30am until 4pm. No admission charge to Market. Car Parking £4. Stock up on some local produce and gorgeous gifts as the Winter Market returns to Holker with 45 stalls all showcasing the best produce on offer for the Winter season. Holker BBQ, mulled wine, braziers, children's crafts and street entertainers. T: 015395 58328 W: T: 015395 58328 Cumbria, W: Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7PL.

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lunch in a box

Our three course lunch, will be delivered to you on Christmas Morning, plated on our white china or foil oven ware. All you have to do is pop it in the microwave or oven for re-heating

Christmas day lunch menu



Smoked salmon & shrimp terrine, olive bread, Winter leaves, shallot dressing Roast turkey with all the trimmings Christmas pudding and brandy sauce Mince pie and Christmas cracker 59090 for more information and booking form (LA11 & LA12 postcodes only)

Buy 1 lb Sausage and receive







per pe 0 rson

(Choose from Gingerbread, Toffee Apple or Bonfire Flavour) Tel: 015395 34367

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Policing update

problem again, maybe the antisocial use of vehicles in especially Hampsfell Road Car Park. Please mention to your youngsters that if they continue to use the car parks in Grange for anything other than parking they are liable to a large fine from SLDC. Police have been instructed to increase their patrols to these car parks and will pass vehicle ownership details to the council. Finally Trading Standards and the police are launching the second No Cold Calling Zone in the area on 23rd October.The new zone is being established on the on the Fairfield Estate in Flookburgh. The grand opening and photo shoot will take place in a blaze of publicity. If you are keen to have one set up in your area call Ulverston Trading Standards on 01229 404040. PCSO 5186 Firth

It is very unusual for me to report a small rise in a number of crimes in area. Unfortunately we have had a couple of incidents of domestic burglary in Grange. An individual has been arrested and CID are investigating, so please make sure your alarms are set and working and that you have taken all the necessary precautions to make your property secure. Driving around in the patrol car sometimes late I notice people leaving their garage doors open, I cannot understand why. Please lock your garages at all times and we will then reduce the number of “opportunistic thefts” we are having. At a recent neighbourhood Forum meeting I attended residents voted on an issue that is becoming a

Charity box thefts

During the first two weeks of October three charity box thefts were reported to Cumbria Police. All three reports gave the same description of a white male in his mid-50s with white or grey hair. He was reportedly wearing a distinctive large brimmed hat and carrying a rucksack.  Cumbria Police are advising that if you have a charity box on display at your premises that you remain extra vigilant.  If you see anyone matching the above description please contact Cumbria Police immediately on 101.

Trouble in Cark

Residents in Cark have told Grange Now about anti social behaviour in the village. Wheelie bins shoved into the road, traffic cones thrown likewise, plants knocked over and thrashed and a foot ball deliberately kicked into the path of a car. The police have been informed and have a good idea who troublemakers are so watch out!

Town Councillor Surgeries

P l e a s e note: the next Town Councillor

Surgery will be held at the Victoria Hall on Monday

4th November from 1 – 3pm.  No appointment necessary.

NETHERWOOD AT CHRISTMAS!  Sunday 1st December 2013: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Meet Santa in his grotto, enjoy magical Christmas decorations, festive crafts, magic shows, Punch & Judy, face painting & Christmas gift stalls. Hot buffet from 12.00 noon. £7.50 per child incl. present, Punch & Judy and magic show. Please book to meet Santa by Thursday 28th November. 

  Mid-Week £28.95 pp or Friday & Saturday £37.50 pp

 Turkey buffet supper, Christmas pudding dessert & disco, All for just £16.00 pp. All House Wine £16.00 per bottle.

 Limited choice menu £14.95pp inc. coffee & mini mince pies. Maximum of 6 people - Terms & Conditions Apply. Full choice menu also available £18.95pp. 

 Freshly prepared soup of the day, warm turkey, cranberry & stuffing sandwich, tea or coffee & mini mince pies. £8.95pp.



What’s On in November Thu 31st Oct – Sat 2nd Nov Grange Drama presents Alan Ayckburn’s Life of Riley,Victoria Hall 7.30pm. Saturday also matinee 2.30pm. Tickets on 36762 Fri 1st Grange Natural History Society ‘Update on Marine Conservation in Morecambe Bay’ Emily Baxter, Marine Conservation Officer, URC Hall, Grange 7.30pm.Visitors welcome £2 Fri 1st/8th/15th/22nd/29th Parent & Child Dance Class, 6.307.30pm. General Dancing Tuition Classes, 7.30-9pm. Cartmel Primary School Hall. Enquiries 0796 469 3232 or 07762 499 364 Sun 3rd Popular Sequence Dancing w Graham & Bernice,Victoria Hall, Grange 7.30pm. Enquiries 35525 Mon 4th Town Councillor Surgery, Victoria Hall Grange 1pm-3pm. No appointment necessary Mon 4th – 6th Grange Methodist Church Abbot Hall Conference Mon 4th Grange Photographic Society ‘A Nature Photographers Year’ Brian & Gill Fuller, WildTalks, URC Hall, Grange 7.30pm Tue 5th First Editions Grange Book Group ‘The Places in Between’ Rory Stewart. Contact 32574 Tue 5th Grange Forum ‘Land of Ice & Fire’ Ken Taylor, 10.15am Abbot Hall, Kirkhead Road, Kents Bank Tue 5th Grange Fibromyalgia & ME/ CFS Friends Living Well Café, Thornleigh Hotel, The Esplanade, Grange 2-4pm Tue 5th/12th/19th/26th Popular Sequence Dancing, Lindale Village Hall 7.30pm-10pm. Enquiries 35512 Tue 5th/12th/19th/26th Dancing Classes, Allithwaite Community Centre 8.15-10.15pm. Enquiries 0796 469 3232 or 07762 499 364 Wed 6th/13th/20th/27th Slimming World weekly meeting, Allithwaite Community Centre, Quarry Lane 7pm Thu 7th Grange Art Society AGM, Allithwaite Community Centre 2-4pm Fri 8th Cartmel over 60’s Members’ Meeting Fri 8th Tottlebank Baptist Church, nr Greenodd ‘Phoenix Singers’ from Millom 7.30pm. All welcome. Light refreshments. No charge but donations appreciated for charity Sat 9th RNLI Lifeboat Coffee Morning, Grange Parish Hall 10am-12noon. £1 entrance Sun 10th Spooniversity@Brown Robin Reserve 12-4pm. £5/person or £2.50 Cumbria Wildlife Trust members. Contact 0796 1054 114 Sun 10th Service of Remembrance St Paul’s Parish Church 2pm. Service will be followed by a parade to the War Memorial lead by Flookburgh Band. Refreshments at Victoria Hall afterwards Mon 11th Service of Remembrance, War Memorial Grange 10.50am Mon 11th Grange Photographic Society ‘An Evening w Richard Speirs APAGB DPAGB’, URC Hall, Grange 7.30pm Tue 12th Grange Forum ‘Lakeland Life & Traditions’ David Jones, 10.15am Abbot Hall, Kirkhead Road, Kents Bank Tue 12th Allithwaite Lunch Club, The Pheasant Inn 12.30. To book 36526 Tue 12th Grange Methodist ‘The Wesley’s & their Women’ Mr R Wilkinson, Schoolroom 2pm Tue 12th Grange Lecture Society ‘Carry on Cruising’ Kathy Lewis,Victoria Hall, Grange 7.15pm. Non-members £4 Tue 12th Mothers & Others ‘Retired Greyhounds’ w Stuart, Grange Fell Golf Club 7.30pm.Visitors welcome £3

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Wed 13th Newton & Field Broughton WI, Stargazing, Lindale Village Hall 7.30PM Thu 14th Grange Art Society In House Workshop; General Painting, Pen & Ink combined w Watercolour, Allithwaite Community Centre 2-4pm Fri 15th Cartmel Food Market 10am4pm Fri 15th Grange Natural History Society ‘Uplands for Juniper Project’ Mike Douglas, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, URC Hall, Grange 7.30pm.Visitors welcome £2 Sat 16th Grange Garden Society AGM followed by ‘Fun with Flowers’ Joan Bentley, URC Hall, Grange 2pm.Visitors welcome £2 Sun 17th Grand Craft Fair Grange over Sands Golf Club 10am-4pm. Free entry Mon 18th Cartmel Flower Club AGM & Jacob’s Join 1pm Mon 18th Grange Photographic Society ‘’Without Wildlife, the Wide Angle View’ Sheila Davies DPAGB, URC Hall, Grange 7.30pm Tue 19th Grange Forum ‘The Silk Road’ Alan Anderson, 10.15am Abbot Hall, Kirkhead Road, Kents Bank Tue 19th Grange U3A ‘The EU – who is making the laws?’ Elizabeth Sweeney, information Officer for the European Parliament,Victoria Hall 10.15am. Visitors welcome Thu 21st Grange Art Society General Painting, Allithwaite Community Centre 2-4pm Thu 21st Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society AGM & Members’ Night, Cartmel Village Hall 7.30pm. Nonmembers welcome Fri 22nd NSPCC Christmas Coffee Morning, Grange Parish Hall 10am12noon Sat 23rd St Paul’s Church Lindale Autumn Fayre, Lindale Village Hall 2pm-4pm Sat 23rd Cartmel Village Hall Annual Bazaar 2pm in support of Cartmel Mothers’ Union. Brooke Hospital for Animals and more. Admission £1 Sat 23rd Winter Ball & Auction Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust, Netherwood Hotel 7pm. Tickets £65 incl 3 course meal, wine & live music, to book 32970 or 07721 502300 Mon 25th Grange Photographic Society PDI Competition, URC Hall, Grange 7.30pm Tue 26th Manchester Christmas Markets Coach Trip, 9.30am from Grange back 7pm. £15/seat 015395 83325 Tracey Tue 26th Grange Forum ‘Cathedral Collapses & Failures’ Geoff Clinton, 10.15am Abbot Hall, Kirkhead Road, Kents Bank Tue 26th Grange Methodist Social Afternoon, Schoolroom 2pm Tue 26th Grange Lecture Society ‘Georgia to Afghanistan’ – Nevile Burwell Memorial Lecture, John Pilkington,Victoria Hall, Grange 7.15pm. Non-members £4 Tue 26th Mothers & Others ‘Linda’s Goat Project’ w Xmas Puds for sale, Grange Fell Golf Club 7.30.Visitors welcome £3 Wed 27th Flookburgh over 60’s trip to Carlisle, 10am from Flookburgh Square. All welcome ring Eileen 34472 for seats Thu 28th Grange Art Society Christmas Social, Allithwaite Community Centre 2-4pm Sat 30th Grange Lions Coffee Morning Flookburgh Village Hall 10am12noon

Grange scoops gold for Cumbria in Bloom

Cartmel accepts Silver award at Britain in Bloom Sandra and Philip Pascall and David Crabtree represented the Cartmel in Bloom group at Cleethorpes in October to receive Cartmel’s silver award. During their August visit of Cartmel, the judges commented that “Cartmel is a beautiful village in which to live and visit. The Bloom Group here are engaging in environmental and floral projects that make a real difference, brightening up and improving the place for all.”

At the town council meeting on Oct 14th members of the Grange in Bloom Group presented the Cumbria in Bloom awards to the Town Council. Grange were awarded GOLD and the Jennings Trophy for Best Small Town and the South Lakeland Trophy for Best in the Borough.The awards will be displayed in the foyer of the Victoria Hall along with the ‘Outstanding’ award presented to the Promenade Gardening Group. During the last two weeks of October the group have been busy emptying the planters around town and re-planting for the winter. Many thanks to those who helped and to the kind lady who donated some money towards the re-planting.   To raise funds for plants the group have created a

Philip and Sandra receiving the award from Bob Flowerdew.

Grange in Bloom Calendar featuring photos of Grange throughout the year. It is on sale at Grange Now, The Station Bookshop and the TIC at the excellent price of £5! We hope that you will support us by buying one (or even two). At present the group are short of members. We are grateful to those volunteers who help with the planters but we need more help to Jan Tomlinson, Jane Strawbridge and Pat Marsden organise our activities. presenting the trophies to Deputy Mayor Cllr Tricia What we do Thomas with Cllr Harvey. Maintain planters in the town, Design and re-plant borders (SLDC maintain them), Organise Open Gardens Albert Mews (Opp. Post Office) Day, Organise and judge Grange-over-Sands Grange in Bloom awards, Enter Grange into Cumbria in Bloom awards.To achieve Knitting wool, Needlework kits, this and to help make Grange Haberdashery, Papercrafts, a pleasant place to live, work Art materials, Cards, Gifts, Toys, Games and to visit we desperately NEED MORE HELP! Knitting circle meets every Sat am If you feel that you would like to help please contact Tel Pat on 015395 38850 Jan Tomlinson on 36919. Email:

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County Matters

County council proposes, Budget saving options for 2014/15 A set of 35 savings propositions have been put forward for public consultation following agreement by Cabinet that the Cumbrian public and other stakeholders should be asked for their views on how the county council should tackle its toughest ever financial challenge. Reductions in central government funding mean the council has to save £80 million over the next three years, with the propositions identifying £24.4 million of potential savings for next year (2014/15).These savings are on top of the £88 million in savings already delivered since

2010.The full list of propositions and overview of the Our Area, Our Future consultation is available at, with hard copies to be distributed throughout council offices and local libraries.The consultation, which is now open, will run until 20 January. Our County Council Neighbourhood Forum met on Thursday 17th October at Grange Library.The main agenda item was a presentation and talk by Kendal GP Dr Alistair McKenzie around the “BETTER CARE TOGETHER” programme.This is a review of local hospital and community health services, which will provide us all with the opportunity to give our views on the consultation. Also Janet Thompson gave us

an update on the workings of Healthwatch which is an organisation working to champion the views of patients and people who use health and social care in Cumbria, with the aim of making our services better. Both speakers were well received with many questions coming from the audience. If you would like further information on these subjects please let our County Engagement Officer know and she will be very glad to give you the links to both organisations Please contact Sarah Williams on 01539 713405 or e-mail sarah. Bill wearing, Conservative County Councillor Grange Division

his delightful wife Olive coming a close second. As well as showing a great sense of humour, Cedric finished the evening by wowing us all playing a trombone solo with the Morecambe Brass Band. All in all it was a very enjoyable evening. I hope Cedric and his wife enjoyed it as much as the audience did. My second official engagement this month was at the Charter celebration of the Grange Lions Club.This took place at the Grange Hotel and was a formal lunch with toasts and speeches. The Grange Lions Club is a group of people who give up their free time and energy to support local groups and charities as well as raising money for charity themselves. I was very

well looked after, particularly by the President’s husband, and enjoyed a delicious meal and good company. On behalf of the town I also accepted the two awards which Grange won in Cumbria in Bloom this year. Once again the Bloom team have surpassed themselves in their endeavours to make the town a centre for gorgeous gardens, prodigious planters and burgeoning beds. On behalf of all those who enjoy the fruits of their efforts may I say a massive ‘Thank you’ to you all. At this point I must tender my apologies, as unfortunately I was unable to attend the annual prize giving at Cartmel Priory School. Tricia Thomas, Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor’s Report Unfortunately the Mayor has been unwell this month, so I have been privileged to attend two delightful but very different events on behalf of the town in his stead. I am sure we all wish Councillor Bailey well. The first event was an evening devoted to Cedric Robinson in honour of his 50 years as Queen’s Guide to the Sands. This was held at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston which was packed to the roof. The evening consisted of an eclectic mix of film clips, music and celebrities talking about Cedric. However, for me the star of the evening was Cedric himself, with

Warts and verrucae

Warts and verrucae are skin growths caused by infection with a virus; the human papilloma virus.  The common wart is often found on the hands and the plantar wart is found on the soles of the feet and is sometimes called a verruca. The wart virus gets into the skin through small breaks in the skin surface; infection is also thought to be more likely when the skin is macerated. Due to the pressure of walking on a plantar wart (verruca), it can often be flattened and pushed up into the skin, so can have a different appearance to a common wart. Plantar warts usually have a rough surface with thickened skin around it. Tiny black dots can sometimes be seen, which are actually small burst blood vessels. They can cause pain, particularly when the wart occurs on a pressure point such as the heel or ball of the foot. There are many treatments available for warts but none are 100% effective. Almost all wart treatments rely on the destruction of the wart-infected cells along with an increased exposure of the wart virus to the immune system. It is therefore recommended that advice is sought from a healthcare professional. Next month: ingrowing toenails Judith Anders HEALTHY STEPS PODIATRY CLINIC at Bobs Hair and Beauty Expert treatment and advice is available for all problems related to or caused by your feet. Judith Anders is a highly trained, degree qualified Podiatrist with over 20 years experience. Book now for a free 10 minute consultation

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Affordable homes ‘black spot’

New research by Shelter reveals that across 56% of the North West less than a third of the suitable homes for sale are affordable for a typical family hoping to get on the first rung of the property ladder.The charity looked at asking prices for all of the properties for sale in the North West on a single day, and compared them with the mortgage that families, couples and single people on average wages could afford as first time buyers. In 15 local authority areas less than a quarter of the homes on the market were affordable for families - even assuming that they were able to save a large 20% deposit. The picture is even bleaker for those looking to take part in the government’s Help to Buy scheme, where a 95% mortgage would mean higher monthly mortgage costs. South Lakeland is a ‘black spot’ where less than 3% of homes for sale were affordable; young families in the region face nearly nine years of saving before they can afford the deposit for a home of their own. In nearly half of the areas the situation for single people looking for a home of their own was even bleaker, with fewer than 10 affordable homes in every 100 for sale in almost half of areas. In light of Shelter’s research, a recent South Lakes affordable homes policy is welcome news. The outline planning application to build 148 new homes in Kendal has been given the green light following a Public Inquiry in June this year. Planning Inspector Brendan Lyons approved plans for the site to the west of Oxenholme Road and he supported SLDC’s policy requirement that at least 35% of the new properties should be affordable housing. Oakmere Homes Ltd had appealed against SLDC’s failure to reach a decision on the application within the prescribed period. Oakmere wanted to develop the site, near Westmorland General Hospital, but had proposed that only 10% of the homes be in an affordable category.The Inspector granted the appeal but upheld the council’s position that a requirement for 35% affordable dwellings is reasonable. SLDC research shows that around 4,300 households in the district are in housing need and more than 3,000 people are looking for affordable homes in South Lakeland, with an average of 34 bids for every property. Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 15

Tim Farron’s Column

We recently heard that, in response to local campaigning, the Government has agreed to invest £12 million in electrifying the train line from Oxenholme to Windermere. Now surely, if it makes sense to electrify the 10 miles between Oxenholme andWindermere, it must also make even more sense to electrify the line through Grange? If anything the case should be even stronger as the Furness line serves so much bigger a population. Electrification brings with it a many benefits, it allows the use of faster, more efficient, greener and more reliable trains. This last point is probably the most important for those of us who regularly travel on the line to work or to catch planes and are forever facing delays and even cancellations. I need to declare a bit of an interest here as I use the line myself reasonably often as Arnside is a bit more convenient for Milnthorpe than Oxenholme and so can be easier for my wife,Rosie,to come and collect me from so I know how frustrating it can be to be standing waiting at Preston or Lancaster station. There is a further benefit to electrification, it means more trains can use the line, bolting it even more firmly into the main train network and further protecting its future.An issue we all became more aware of with the recent threat to reduce the level of service on the line and remove the direct connection to Manchester Airport. As a result, working with the Furness Line Action Group, I have written to the Office of the Rail Regulator, the organisation that advises the Government on the need for rail improvements,not simply to ask them to look at the case for electrifying the Lancaster to Barrow line but also to come up to South Lakeland to ride on the line to see for themselves how it operates. That should really give us a chance to sit down and make our case for the new investment in the line. Our campaign to reduce petrol prices in South Lakeland took a step closer to success. The Government has announced the names of 10 more towns across the UK that will see a 5p reduction in their fuel duty. Most of the towns named were in Scotland but 2 were relatively local, Hawes over in the Dales and Kirkby in Furness. I am not completely sure of the economics of driving down the A590 to Kirkby to save 5p a litre in petrol but I doubt it makes much sense. However, this does show that the Government is taking seriously my claim that a car is a necessity for people who live in rural areas and so there should be a reduction in the fuel duty that they are asked to pay. I will keep pressing for a reduction across a much wider area. Finally, as winter draws closer, I wanted to remind you of my campaign to reduce the number of potholes in Cumbria. We learned the other day that Cumbria is one of the five worst counties in the UK for the state of its roads. Last year the council paid out over £100,000 in compensation to motorists, at £50 a pothole repair that is 2,000 potholes that could have been filled. As ever if you want to get in touch please do contact me by writing to,Tim Farron, at Acland House, Smokehouse Yard, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4ND, email me at tim@timfarron. Thanks for your support,Tim

YOUR LETTERS Dear Editor, On Saturday last, in perfect weather, I and about 200 others enjoyed a fantastic walk across the sands from Arnside to Kents Bank led by Cedric - What a great Cumbrian. He was chatty and friendly to anyone who fell in beside him whilst being authoritative at the same time. We felt very privileged to have been allocated places on this walk. Many thanks Cedric. Polly Robin, Boxes of Hope Cumbria Kendal

Dear Editor, It is time to say thank you again to our young people of Grange who work all the year round in their Youth Theatre Group, with Jean & Mick Malkin and team, providing their community with wonderful entertainment and

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raising much needed funds for various charities. In September I was invited to a presentation evening, during their rehearsal session, along with other people also receiving donations for their chosen charities. It was a very special occasion and on behalf of Eden House Children’s Hospice I received a donation of £50 from these very special young people, which will help to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families receiving care at Eden House, which is the only Children’s Hospice serving the whole of Cumbria. It is nearly Panto time again in Grange (Oh, yes it is!) and I would like to remind you all that our wonderful Youth Theatre Group are presenting ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ at Victoria Hall on December 5th, 6th, & 7th, starting at 7.30pm with a matinee performance also on the Saturday 7th, starting at 2.30pm.

Please go along and support them. You are in for another real treat of superb, enthusiastic entertainment. Thank you once again, you lovely people,for all you do using your many talents and skills within the theatre group, which in turn help so many charities in the process. A huge God bless to you all, Barbara Brown, Grange

Dear Editor, I’m writing to encourage readers to clear out their clutter, get rid of all of those items they no longer need and host a Good Neighbours Yard Sale to raise vital funds for older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) before the end of October. Research by the charity reveals that clutter fills a room or more in one in five homes in Britain. Even

though 36% say they always try to keep unused or unwanted items to a minimum, 92% confess to clutter with a third admitting they have a lot of items they no longer want or need. Items donated by famous names such as Kimberley Walsh, Cliff Richard, Florence Welch and Emelie Sande will be auctioned on eBay from 28th October until 9th November so dig deep and help Royal Voluntary Service raise as much money as possible to help older people stay independent. Holding your own Yard Sale couldn’t be easier. For a fundraising pack with advice and tips on how to make your sale a success, visit yardsale or call 0845 600 5885. Carol Nevison, Head of Operations for the North Royal Voluntary Service

Future of the Promenade ‘Power Up Your Community’ registration extended The registration period for South Lakeland District Council’s “Power up Your Community” scheme has been extended by a month to 18 November. The scheme which is being promoted by the council for the third time puts energy buying power into the hands of the community and offers people a chance to reduce their energy costs.The extension means that more people will now be able to register. Registration is the same as previous times, with people being able to sign up either online, by telephone or by visiting one of the council offices in Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere to give their current usage figures of gas and/or electricity. Registration will close at midnight on Monday 18th November. The auction will now take place on Tuesday 19th November.This auction will allow energy companies to bid for the custom of those registered. An offer with a price for energy supply will be sent to everyone registered that is calculated on their usage and only then will people decide whether they wish to accept the winning supplier’s offer or not. If you took part in the first switch and changed to Ovo, the fixed year contract will be coming to an end and you may want to re-register with the scheme to find the best offer for you.  Further details can be found o n t h e c o u n c i l ’s w e b s i t e a t or by calling 0845 050 4434.  

On the lookout for budding young shepherds

JohnGeldard,chairmanof the National Sheep Association (NSA), is encouraging young people to get onto the farming ladder by becoming a shepherd. He claimed it could be the most cost-effective way of launching a career in agriculture and highlighted the benefits of

The Grange over Sands 3 Parks Group is becoming moreandmoreconcerned about the future of the Promenade which needs to be safeguarded for the sake of Grange’s tourist economy as well as for the pleasure and health of residents. Repair and restoration are a priority. Community-based improvement schemes have come and gone and we are no further on. SLDC have now taken on the project and have recently completed a survey. But after correspondence and discussion the Group is not yet convinced that this reveals the full extent of the problems, nor that SLDC’s conclusions take the issue seriously enough. The Sea Wall: throughout its length increasing damage to the concrete can be seen,caused by the freeze-thaw of penetrating water. SLDC feel that the

the NSA’s innovative Ambassador Programme, which aims to recruit a new generation of sheep farmers. “Sheep farming requires less capital investment than some other sectors,” said Mr Geldard, who farms at Levens. “We have a keen next generation that just needs our support and encouragement and I hope a good number of people from Cumbria and surrounding areas will apply for the Ambassador Programme.”

concrete is structurally sound and that there is no danger of the concrete corroding. They propose annual visual inspections to identify areas that need repair repairs which will then be carried out on a phased basis.The 3Ps feel do not agree that the continued water penetration of the concrete is of little consequence. Putting off concerted action can only increase the future cost of repair. In 2008 surveyors estimated that it would cost £87,000 to secure the long term future of the sea wall and we know that no repairs have been carried out for at least 12 years. A firm commitment is needed, backed up by a costed programme. The Balustrading: This does not seem to have been covered properly in the SLDC survey.But its current state is a matter of real health and safety concern. Several of pillars are broken and

The programme and a new website has been launched as part of its NSA’s ongoing Next Generation project. The website has links to training, funding and scholarship opportunities, including a list of colleges and universities around the UK offering agricultural courses.” By the end of the year up to 12 young people with enthusiasm for the sheep sector would be selected for the 2014 Ambassador Programme and would be offered technical and

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have only been ‘repaired’ with a collar of concrete. In places the balustrade is so weakened that it can be pushed outwards and this is made worse by the continual breakdown of the connecting pipe-work. Urgent attention is needed. The Promenade Structure and Surface: The surveyors dug trial pits under the Promenade surface but apparently found nothing untoward. Moreover they found no reason for, or solution to, the build- up of water pressure behind the sea wall at the southern end of the promenade – this is apparent from observed seepage. The only outcome to their ‘indepth’ investigation has been unnecessary damage due to the collapse of one in-filled hole and extensive cracking and sinking of another. And now the flooding of the south end underpass has started again... SLDC seem only to have confirmed the comments made by officers of the Heritage Lottery Fund a few years ago – that SLDC was not demonstrating a continuing commitment to the Grange area or to its very supportive community. The 3Ps view remains that, in order to secure the long term future of the Promenade, repairs to the sea wall and extensive sections of the promenade surface must be carried out alongside any scheme for the Lido – the two depend on each other. Ron Shapland, on behalf of the 3Parks Committee.

personal development, covering elements such as market selection, food chain development, sheep husbandry, brand development and adding value, optimising genetics, time management, business planning,presentation skills,conflict resolution and promotion of the sheep sector. For further information about the programme visit the website

Important Information from GADAG Planning Application SL/2013/0691 – Berry Bank / Russell Armer Homes Ltd This detrimental application (for 42 unsuitable homes in an unsustainable location between Allthwaite Road & Carter Road) continues to exercise minds. For those who have a penchant for this type of reading, there have been 176 very detailed postings on SLDC’s website, of which 101 are objections, 3 are in support, and the remainder are commentary from CCC, SLDC, and others. Grange Town Council objects on multiple issues. In theory – a NEW date for your diaries – the hearing is currently scheduled for 28th November at a Planning Committee Meeting to be held in the Victoria Hall. But (contrary to protocol), the hearing date is constantly being re-scheduled to accommodate the needs of the developers.

Fell Care Day success

Watch this space, please, or see future notices in the VH or the Information Centre. There are 2 other applications pending – SL/2013/0840 (Low Fell Gate Caravan Park) and SL/2013/0848 (Land at Holme Lane, Allithwaite). These are almost equally controversial – the former because of the potential loss of green standing and biodiversity, the tarmacing of much of the site (leading to much greater risk of flood water run-off, not addressed comprehensively in the application, as objected to by GTC), and an increase in traffic flow on Cartmel Road. The latter application relates to a small (initial?) development directly opposite to the junction of Holme Lane & Jack Hill, on the inside of the 90 degree bend.There will be two separate, new driveways at that point. In terms of road safety (not to mention common sense)

Friends of the Lake District ’s mass volunteering event ‘Borrowdale Fell Care Day’ on 17th October saw more than 200 people take part in a day of intensive conservation work in the Borrowdale valley and fells. 80 school children and 40 students from the Lakes College in Workington took part in the event, alongside

this is an application driven not by necessity but by blind determination, and will lead to a complete new ‘gateway’ to Allithwaite, coalescence with Kents Bank, and the onset of urbanisation. Once again GTC have serious reservations, as do Allithwaite Parish Council. GADAG approaches these matters with a completely open mind, but studies the issues – for example, we have no objections (other than on possible aesthetic grounds) to the upcoming Berners application, for there is an absolute requirement for affordable housing in the locality. Where we appear to cross swords with developers, this is done on behalf of Grange in general, and matters of long-term importance to the Peninsula as a whole. Anyone who would like further information is very welcome to contact Peter Nightingale, the Secretary, on either 07751 087 292 or by e-mail – gos.housing.

local people, holiday makers and regular volunteers. Organised by the Flora of the Fells project, the day showed how much people-power it takes to look after the Lake District fells and highlighted the huge role volunteering plays in conserving and managing our landscape. Borrowdale is the 5th Fell Care Day Friends of the Lake District has organised. The next will be on Wednesday 13th

Grange a Fairtrade Town As some of you will know, Grange over Sands is a Fairtrade Town. A Fairtrade Townisonethathasmadeacommitment to supporting Fairtrade and using products with the Fairtrade Mark.

Phillipa Summers (head) and Paula Whinfield from Grange Primary School with Michael Fieldhouse from the Lantern Charity Shop,Allithwaite, who supported the school in their Ethical Entrepreneurship project buying and selling Fairtrade goods from Nepal. Also shown is Alice Walmsley, one of the many children who helped on the day.

November in Grange in partnership with the Morecambe Bay Limestones and We t l a n d s N a t u re Improvement Area Project. For more information about this event or to sign up for one of the practical tasks please contact sue-m@fld., tel:  01539 7 2 0 7 8 8 , o r s e e

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall below the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives. The Soroptimists in Grange have led the work on Grange being a Fairtrade Town since 2006 and have recently joined forces with the Chamber of Trade and Grange Primary School to reinvigorate the promotion of Grange as a Fairtrade Town.A Fairtrade town aims to boost awareness and understanding of trade issues, as well as promoting the purchase of Fairtrade products as a way that ordinary people can make a difference to the lives of producers. The new committee will meet on the evening of the 4th November and would welcome interest from other groups or individuals. We would welcome interest from people wishing to be on the committee as well as from anyone who may be able to offer occasional help, at coffee mornings for example.   Please contact Liz Mitchell Parr on 34104 or email  More information about Fairtrade and Fairtrade Towns can be found at

Community Led Plan - programme update Many thanks to all those who completed the community questionnaire, we have had a 35% response, which we consider a success. The Group are currently analysing your comments etc. and we expect to be able to feed back some outputs to the community within the next couple of months. The Grange-over-Sands C of E Primary School have been busy making a contribution to the community plan and their work will be on show in the Library between 20th and 29th November. We are also expecting to include some analysis from our Visitor Survey, Business Questionnaire and some results from the Community Questionnaire, so why not pop in to see what our children, visitors and the community have been saying. Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 17

1920s Furness Railway tickets The attached images show Furness Railway tourist tickets from the early 1900s. Despite their similarities the exception is that the one on the left is a through tourist ticket counterfoil, and the other is a through return ticket counterfoil.

Number 518 (on the left) was issued at Grange on August 27th, 1923, the destination being Eastbourne on the LBSCR (London, Brighton & South Coast Railway) by way of Carnforth and Euston. Cost of ticket: 70 Shillings return. Number 64 was issued at Grange on 31st August, 1923, the destination being Bradford by way of Carnforth and the Midland Railway. The cost of this return journey was 15 Shillings and ten pence. Most people travelled by train in those days, and there were substantial goods and coal facilities at Grange which handled all the heavy stuff. It would have been a lot easier and safer crossing Main Street and Kents Bank Road in the 1920’s. Bob Gregson, Railway Engineer

Grange man is oldest Open University graduate Clifford Dadson of Grange has become the oldest student to graduate from the Open University. 93-year-old Clifford has just gained a BA Open Degree in Arts.The former Engineer decided to take up the course after his wife passed away. Clifford, who has proven that age is no barrier to academic success, hopes his achievement will encourage others to take a degree or diploma.

Clifford receiving his degree. (credit: Open University).

Service of Remembrance

Grange Town Council and the Grange branch of the Royal British Legion are holding a service of remembrance on Sunday 10th November, 2pm (standard and wreath bearers to assemble at 1:45pm), at St Paul’s Parish Church, Grange. The service will be followed by a parade to the War Memorial lead by members of Flookburgh band for the laying of the wreaths and will then return to Victoria Hall for refreshments.There will also be a short service of remembrance on Monday 11th November at 10:50am.

Society Round-up

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Allithwaite & Cartmel WI Fifty five members attended O c t o b e r ’ s m e e t i n g w e re entertained and fascinated by Fiona-Katie Roberts,a harpist,harp maker and composer who played different types of mostly Eastern influenced music. The percussion was provided by ‘bells’ (bottle tops) round her ankles. She explained that, with the advent of the pedal harp, instruments like hers with four rows of strings fell out of use. The next meeting is the AGM and lunch on Tuesday 5th November at 1pm.    

Embroiderer’s Guild North Lonsdale Branch This month we held our AGM where we elected new committee members and re-elected old ones.The year included a variety of workshops,talks, social events and outings. After the AGM we split into four groups to work on four different stitches. Mary, Maureen,Gillian and Joanna led the groups working on French knots, feather stitch, stem stitch and woven circles respectively. Varying stitches is always popular with the members and all went home with a range of samples and more confidence in working the stitches practised. The next meeting is Tuesday 5th November when Sandra Walsh will be leading a workshop on a “Pixies Washing Line”. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month and new members are welcome. Contact the secretary Anne Covell on 01539 737049.

Witherslack WI The talk for the October meeting was “Haverigg Prison and Smokery” in which Morag Hopkins, aided by Mary Tyson, gave a vivid picture of how the prison functions and their part in it. They run the smoker, in which 8 prisoners at a time learn skills and discipline. The smokery is now so successful that their produce goes all over the place to markets and shops. They hope to sell on line soon. They have permission to take prisoners with them to the markets and she urged people to talk to them. Most prisoners are reasonably local as it is so important for families to keep in touch. It is a Category C prison with 640 inmates. While Morag was speaking Mary was cooking up  some tasty morsels in the kitchen, and they were selling 8 different smoked foods. It was a most interesting insight into a world most people know little about. Next Month:Annual Meeting with supper.

Rotary Club Rotary Club have been busy this month, first with a great talk from our own Sue Wilkinson on the extraordinary life of the plant collector Reginald Farrer who lived in Clapham near Settle, and who discovered many of the plants which are common in our gardens to this day.

We had a visit from two of our fellow Rotarians from Kendal,Trevor Hughes and David Oates, who gave a fascinating talk supported by slides on their courageous venture when they took to their canoes and travelled from Kendal to London on the canals and waterways. They took on this venture with such precision raising more the than £10,000 for Rotary Charity. Our own President Dr Richard Fell and Rotarian Ron Carey visited Morecambe Road School, Morecambe and presented to them 10 keyboard stands which Rotary Club of Grange-over-Sands donated.The Rotary District 1190 Quiz was Grange v Millom. The Quiz Master was Peter Clough from Grange who executed his role extremely well and was supported by his wife Ann.

Grange & District Lions Grange Lions have been busy this summer with our annual AM-AM golf tournament and summer raffle. This raised £3,500 for St Mary’s Hospice. A successful craft fair was held in Cartmel and the Lions joined in the fun of the Edwardian Day in the Park Gardens. Santa is busily dusting down his sleigh – dates to be announced for his trips around the villages. Societies and any organisations wishing to take part in this fundraising event, please contact Peter Clough on 32048. On the social side, much fun was had by all, both Lions family and friends alike.

Grange Golf Club Competitions are still ongoing and soon the Pro’s Winter Series will begin for men and ladies every Saturday.The ladies still have competitions each Thursday and there is a men’s Roll Up on a Tuesday & Thursday morning and a ladies Roll Up on a Tuesday morning before the men. There are quite a few social activities to look forward to in the winter months. There are Quiz Nights each month and we have our Annual Coffee Morning on 6th November from 10am – 4pm. Quiz night this month is on 13th November at 7pm with a break for food.

Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society In September, Andy Lowe gave a talk on vernacular (local) and polite (ideas coming into the area) buildings of the 16th to 18th century in Cumbria.Andy explained how buildings reflected the area around them with regard to the geology, economy, and tradition and how they sit in the landscape on selected sites, near water and in the sun. By looking at both the exterior and interior of the buildings clues can be found as to the status, date and how it was used. Our final meeting of the year will be the AGM and a ‘bring and show a historical item’ evening at Cartmel Village Hall Supper Room on 21st November.

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On 25th September members had a fun afternoon exercising their drawing skills. Each of us had to choose 4 pictures from a selection of subjects which included ‘seascapes’, ‘still life’ and ‘people’. We were allowed 30 minutes to draw each one. The results were surprising and the final gallery show was impressive. We all agreed that our observational and drawing skills would benefit from more of this type of session. On 9th October a large group of our members were treated to a wonderful day working with pastels, led by the ever enthusiastic Duncan Ibbotson who showed us a widespread selection of materials and techniques.We are an active, thriving society who would welcome new enthusiastic members. For more information please contact the Secretary on 015395 33725.

On Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm, in the Institute building, Grange Drama are holding an open audition reading of two Chekhov one-act plays,‘The Bear’ and ‘The Proposal’ which it is hoped will be produced in May 2014. Each has 3 characters;‘The Bear’ requires a young widow (anywhere between 25-35 years old), a slightly older, rough landowner, and an aged male servant; ‘The Proposal’ requires a male landowner (50-60 years old), his daughter (about 25 years old), another landowner (say, 40 years old).Ages are flexible in some cases. It is intended to cast the plays separately so there is less demand on learning the lines and to make rehearsing easier.We are keenly looking for new talent, particularly the female ones. The servant and older landowner are the smaller but essential parts and would appeal to anyone wanting to try their hand at acting. If you would like to be considered for a part, come along for the reading.

Townswomen’s Guild Members celebrated Grange TG’s 67th Annual Birthday Lunch at Hampsfell House Hotel. A wonderful achievement to keep going so long! Grange TG was founded in 1946.Visitors are welcome at any of our meetings. Eddie Harrison of Kendal Mountain Rescue gave us a presentation and insight into their work. A donation was made to their charity. On November 7th (not 14th as programmed) we welcome John Parker who will take us to the ‘Greek Islands’. Come to St Charles Church meeting room, at the back, at 2pm on Nov 7th. The board will be going round for the Christmas Lunch December 5th at Uplands. The Furness Area TG Carol Service on Dec 7th at St Paul’s, Barrow, starts at 2pm. Signatures are required for this too.Any enquiries to Sylvia on 32215.

Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society Stephen Miller, Communities O u t re a c h O f f i c e r f o r t h e Wordsworth Trust, gave an interesting talk, which complimented the current exhibition at Dove Cottage, titled “Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders of the Everyday”. Dorothy,the middle child,and only girl of five siblings,had a difficult childhood.Her mother died when she was six, she was separated from her brothers, and her father died when she was twelve. She lived, not always happily, with assorted relatives in various locations throughout the country.Her journals,letters, and other writings give us an impression of the woman, sister and friend, who was also an inspiration for William’s works.Without thought of fame, she caught in words, the every-day goings on of life, and raised them into a lasting world of wonders. At our next meeting on 11th November, Dr. Ian Saunders will be charting the “History of Mapping in North-West England”. For more information, contact the Secretary, Jeni Boothman, on 015395 68389 or jeni.

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Grange Cancer Support Drop In Emmagaveusafundemonstration of the work she does at the Treatment Rooms. Everyone enjoyed it thoroughly, and this Friday we will be having our usual monthly relaxation half hour with Caroline. We meet every Friday, 2-4pm, in the Parish Hall, Kents Bank Road, Grange. If you have been touched by cancer or any life-limiting illness come along and see if we can support you. For more info, please ring Marie on 33279 or Betty on 32035.

South Lakeland Mind (SLM) On World Mental Health Day (10th October) MP Tim Farron launched his campaign to improve services, funding and provision for vital mental health services.To celebrate the day we received donations from two local artists for silent auction. Andy Mortimer, famous in Grange and further afield for his Bayscapes photographs, kindly donated “Sunset Reflections – Morecambe Bay” which collected £65 at auction. And Colin Reynolds, a Kendal-based photographer, donated ‘Wet Sleddle’ which received £100.Thanks to both for their contributions. Grange drop in is held Monday afternoon, 1:30 – 4pm, in the Young Cumbria building beneath the fire station, Kents Bank Road.All are welcome to seek advice and support. SLM offers a range of services those experiencing mental and emotional health problems, whether you are receiving medical care or trying to cope on your own. For more info call the Kendal office on 01539 740591, email enquiries@southlakelandmind. or visit our website: http://www.

Grange Ramblers Members enjoyed 3 pleasant walks in Grizedale forest, Levens Park and Rydal/Grasmere during September. 11th October: 9 members enjoyed a 6 mile walk around Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar. From Scroggs Wood, then across into National Trust of Helsington Barrows, then the Scar. 4 hours included 2 stops. Leader: Susan Peat. November walks: Wednesday 6th: White Stile/ Satterthwaite, medium, 7 miles, tel: 31785. Thursday 21st: Howbarrow/Grassgarth, medium, 7 miles, tel: 34863. Friday 29th: Cartmel/Sandgate, medium, 7.5 miles, tel: 32923.

PROBUS Club On the 14th October Chris Abram gave an audio-visual presentation

entitled ‘Britain Remembers’. Chris had material covering several decades and he began by asking members to vote for the period they would most like to see. The favoured decade was the fifties. This took members back to the Korean War, Suez Crisis, Cold War and spies, the Festival of Britain, the coronation and the ascent of Everest. Much of Chris’ material was from fifties newsreels which gave an accurate feeling of the period. PROBUS is a club for professional and business men who have retired from their normal occupations. The club meets on the second Monday of each month in the Netherwood Hotel for coffee and a talk or presentation by a guest speaker on a topic of general interest. New members are always welcome. If you would like to learn more, please contact: Chairman, Tom Derbyshire, on 015395 36734; or Secretary, Ewen Cameron, on 015395 32319.

Trefoil Guild A visit to the Faroe Islands was shown with many slides to members, none of whom had ever been there. Barbara & Peter Ramsden described the way of life and scenery of these remote islands. The next meeting on November 11th is entitled ‘a Peruvian Trek’ and will be presented by Elspeth Jones.

Grange & District Photographic Society Our new season got under way with a provocative presentation by Gwynn Robinson FRPS on conceptual photography. This was followed by our “Open Night” when visitors were able to see various types of camera, photographic techniques, prints and software demonstrations. On 4th November the Fullers of “WildTalks” visit once again with a presentation for nature connoisseurs entitled “A Nature Enthusiast’s Year”. On 11th Richard Speirs APAGB DPAGB returns with a presentation of his personal photographs.The 18th sees another visit by Sheila Davies DPAGB. Finally, on 25th Society members hold their projected images competition to be judged by Alan WalkerARPS EFIAP EPSA DPAGB,starting 7.30pm at URC Hall, Kents Bank Rd. Non members most welcome, admission £3.

NSPCC Last month the organisers of a charity concert held in the United Reformed Church, Grangeover-Sands, raised over £300, which was shared between the NSPCC and the Michael Spencer Fund.We would like to thank Sue Harrison, Victor Hindle and Sylvia Trohear, who both entertained and organised this event, and all those who attended and helped to make this a success. We also received a donation of £141 in memory of Sue Marsden’s father and £130 from Rosemary Torrance who held a ‘Stop for Tea’ afternoon at her house. We are most grateful to everybody for helping in this way to assist the work of the NSPCC. On Friday 22nd November, from 10am – 12 noon, the NSPCC will be holding their annual “Christmas Coffee Morning” in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a pleasant social time and maybe pick up a bargain or two from our Christmas stalls.Looking ahead, Mothers & Others are arranging a Christmas Concert on Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm in the United reformed Church Hall with proceeds going to the NSPCC. We look forward to seeing supporters of the NSPCC at this event.

Newton & Field BroughtonWI On October 3rd Newton & Field Broughton WI were hosts at the Cartmel Valley Group meeting at which Ruth Rigg, Federation Chairperson, was also present. It was well attended. Unfortunately Haverigg Prison Smokery were unable to attend. Their place was taken by two ladies who spoke about the Leeds Children’s Holiday Camp at Silverdale. The talk was both informative and touching and the members were clearly pleased to hear about this local facility. The AGM took place on 9th October. As Helen Cameron was away on holiday her place was taken by Margaret Fowles. After the business meeting the members enjoyed a pie and peas supper provided by a local caterer. Ruth Rigg chaired the AGM and acted as teller for the president vote. The Institute had enjoyed a busy 60th anniversary year. Events included the evening cruise on LakeWindermere for 40 members and the StrawberryTea held at a member’s house. Members exhibited and helped at both Holker and Westmorland shows and supplied produce and manned the stall at Cartmel Show. The next meeting is onWednesday 13th November and is a talk on stargazing. If the night is clear members are advised to wear warm clothing as some of the time will be spent outdoors to get practical experience. It starts at 7.30pm at Lindale Village Hall.

Grange & District U3A Grange and District U3A is a thriving organisation with approximately 300 members. We hold a General Meeting on the 3rdTuesday of each month in the Victoria Hall, Main St., Grange-over-Sands when members can listen to an invited speaker and meet socially over a coffee and biscuit. The main activities take place in the interest groups (34 at the last count) which are co-ordinated by members. A number have been established in the last 12 months. The ‘Out and About’ Group thoroughly enjoyed a holiday in Ireland in September and the Digital Photography Group successfully hosted an exhibition of U3A photographs in Grange Library in early October. There is something for all tastes and interests in Grange U3A! Information about Grange and District U3A can be found on the website www., in a ring binder in the resources room of the library and in leaflets at the Tourist information Office.

Grange Soroptimists Members enjoyed an educational and fun Manoeuvring Day, run by the Institute of Advanced Motorists at Cark Airfield in late September. The Club Charter celebrations were held at the Hampsfield House Hotel on October 5th with a dinner and entertaining story by member Carol Edwards who cleverly wove all club members’ names into the tale. To mark World Food Day 15 members went on a visit to “Growing Well” which supports people to improve their mental wellbeing by involving them in a range of activities within the organic growing business. Members dried off after a rainy visit with a meal at the Strickland Arms. Work raising awareness of violence towards women continues and members will be out in Grange on Monday 25th November which is UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women asking men to condemn violence against women worldwide.Please sign the e petition http:// The club has made 400 bracelets to send to Kenya with Cath Holland to be used in the alternative rite of passage

ceremony for girls. (Thus avoiding FGM) for further information see our website

Grange Natural History Society We s t a r t e d o u r W i n t e r programme of lectures last month with a talk by Tania Crockett on the ‘Nature Improvement Area’ scheme. This enables various organisations around the Morecambe Bay area to develop and improve their potential as wildlife sites. Grange still has a population of Swifts visiting us every summer so we all very much enjoyed an illustrated talk by Tanya and Edmund Hoare on the life of these fascinating and mysterious birds. Sadly, their numbers are dwindling due to lack of suitable nesting sites so the speakers were able to explain how important it is to make provision for them in building projects and, most importantly, when having restoration work done on the roof. Could the new Health Centre oblige? On November 1st we will have an update of the work on Marine Conservation in Morecambe Bay and on Nov 15th a talk on the Cumbria Wildlife trust ‘Uplands for Juniper Project’.For more information telephone 33198.

Grange Fell Ladies’ Golf One of the highlights of our Ladies’ Section this year was our Lady Captain, Margaret Bebington, breaking the course record while in a mixed competition, the Golden Jubilee, where she scored a remarkable 76 gross. A friendly match v. Barrow gave the Grange Fell Ladies a very pleasant day’s golf, with a happy round and refreshments. September saw Beatrice Hall win the nine-hole competition, while the Coronation Trophy was won byVeronica Hall with Margaret Bebington as runner-up.The Daily-Mail Foursomes qualifier was won by Ruth Waring and Jill Atkinson, followed by the Betty Hamer Michaelmas Trophy Competition, when Margaret Bebington was the winner ahead ofVeronca Hall. Veronica also won the October Stableford.

Allithwaite Bowling Club The final competition in Allithwaite Bowling Club’s calendar was the ‘President’s Day Competition’.This doubles competition brought a final with the pairs of Gill Balderstone & Derek Barton playing against Alan Balderstone & Bob Lear. The final game over a set number of ends finished all square and entered into sudden death, the winners being Alan Balderstone & Bob Lear. Please make a note that our Registration Day for 2014 will be on Saturday 1st March 2014, 2 - 4pm at the club house, where you will be able to meet club members and renew your membership and weather permitting have the first game of bowls of the new season.

Grange & District Art Society This month members were introduced to the art of ‘Botanical Illustration’ with Jean Grazier providing us with a selection of plants, leaves, buds and flowers and both demonstration and dialogue regarding the skills needed to be developed in order to excel at this painstaking pastime. Later in the month Bob H e n f rey p re s e n t e d a different demonstration of his art which involved

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much discussion and many useful tips and advice.We are pleased to announce that the Autumn Art exhibition is now in progress at Grange Library. If you feel you can do better do not hesitate to contact us as we are always happy to have new members, our Autumn programme is on display in the library. Contact Eddie O’Neill 015395 34227 or Pat Smith 015395 35811.

Grange Fell Golf Men’s Section Course has been in excellent condition with good comments from members and visitors alike. Once again, well done to our greenkeepers. We have now come to an end of the competition season and here are the latestresults. O n O c t o b e r 6 t h To p Te n Trophy which was won by Alan Paisley with a 67 net and the Veterans Trophy was played for on 20th October won by John Redman with a 67 net. Result of the T B Hustler Club Championship play off was Craig Benson 76 beating Niall Cowperthwaite 77 by 1 shot. Knock Out trophy finals 2013 A B Davy Singles match play Nigel Higginson beat Willie Crowe, H Perkins Doubles Bob Gregory and Graham Shepherd beat Tony Montwill and Brian Shepherd. George Airey Greensome Dave Moore and Garry Johnston beat Bob Gregory and Steve D Wilson Henderson Bowl Les Ollerton beat Margaret Bebington at the 19th.

Grange Men’s Forum Members responded to the call to support the move to Abbot Hall Hotel and attendances have shown a welcome increase. Several new members have been enrolled and it is hoped more will follow. Opening day speaker was Russell Barnes, chief engineer at the BBC`s Skelton transmitter. Skelton first went on air in 1943 and Mr Barnes described the major role it played in WWII as the Voice of Britain transmitting to Germany and to occupied Europe and later in the Cold War. Jersey-born Robin Collins told a harrowing tale of life on the Channel Island during the German occupation. Mr Collins was evacuated on the day of the invasion in July 1940. For those left behind conditions steadily worsened and a desperate shortage of food left the population on starvation level rations by 1944. Speakers during November: 5th, ‘Iceland, Land of Ice and Fire’ by Ken Taylor; 12th, ‘Lakeland Life and Traditions’ by David Jones; 19th,‘The Silk Road, overland trade routes between Asia and Europe’ by Alan Anderson; 26th (visitors’ invitation meeting), ‘Cathedral Collapses and Failures’ by Geoff Clinton. Tickets are still available to see Agatha Christie’s play ‘The Mousetrap’ at Blackpool Grand, Saturday 30th November.Enquiries to Donald Shepherd (Grange 33475).

Church News St Pauls Grange It was certainly a Harvest Festival day to remember at St Paul’s this year. The decorations were magnificent and the harvest gifts were abundant, all combining in making the church look absolutely beautiful. As we were celebrating all of God’s Gifts, a tent of Sukkot had been placed in front of the altar and the congregation were invited to come up and place inside the tent an article representing whatever gift they give to God’s work. The tent represented the type of abode the Israelites dwelt in during their forty years of exile in the desert. Sukkot is a seven day festival in the Jewish calendar and coincides with the Christian festival of thanking God for a plentiful harvest. Later that same day a large crowd enjoyed the Harvest Songs of Praise followed by the annual Harvest tea. Once again our catering team excelled themselves with providing a wonderful meal. Following on

Grange Methodist Church Harvest Sun day at Grange Methodist Church was rather different from usual. The window ledges were decorated in a familiar way, but the Toast Church became part of the service. Pulling a very reluctant cow, (pantomime variety), into the church as it protested,‘It was happy in Cumbria and didn’t want to go to Africa’, was a feature. The young

from this Colin Milner reprised his role as auctioneer and auctioned off all the harvest produce that had been donated. All proceeds went to the AnglicanWorld Mission known as Us (formerly USPG) the international charity that St Paul’s supports. The final lunchtime music concert for this year was very successful. Our musical director, Charles Edmondson, and flautist David Edmonds gave us such an entertaining and varied programme and we look forward to next year’s series of concerts.Charles is inviting people to come and join the choir for the annual Christmas Carol service in December. There is a list at the back of church including a timetable for rehearsals so if anyone feels like joining in the fun, please sign up. There are still some copies of the Book of Common Prayer available, free of charge, they can be found at the back of church or please ask the Wardens. Anyone wishing to attend Book of Common Prayer

services, these are held at the Fell Church or 8am at St Paul’s on the 1st Sunday of the month.There are only a very few places remaining for any group wishing to enter a tree in the Christmas Tree Festival taking place this year at St. Paul’s. Please call Christine on 32013 for further information. The All Souls service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, 3rd November. This is one of the most moving and poignant services in the church year when candles are lit in memory of the departed. If there are names that you would like to have included in the service please write them on the cards provided and place on the wreath in the Lady Chapel. Grange Remembrance Service will take place at 2pm on Sunday, 10th November followed by the parade down to the War Memorial for the laying of wreaths. Another date for your diary is Sunday, 17th November, when Chris Mason, the Deanery NetworkYouth Leader,will be coming to the 11am service to speak about his work.

people ofToast Church took a super market trolley down the aisle and the congregation put donations of tinned food, rice, pasta etc into the trolley. These were for the local Food Bank, showing the need to help others at home and abroad. The cost of the cow is£700 plus, so there’s some way to go yet. John Hutchinson was the preacher using the headings, God Feeds us, Weeds us and Needs us. At the Women’s Network Meeting onTuesday afternoon, Janet Kenyon

kept the audience interested as she talked about her life as a missionary nurse in Zimbabwe. After retiring, and living part time there and part time inWray,she described the need for voluntary help in Zimbabwe. Because of the inflation there, church workers were very short of funds and the needs were great. Marion Briddock chaired the meeting, and reminded us that the next meeting would be led by our own Ivy Johnson who was planning a social time.

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St John the Baptist Church, Flookburgh, invites you to join in this new 4 session course for Advent. It features Bishop David Wilbourne in relaxed conversation with Canon Simon Stanley, with contributions from a variety of churchgoers.Together we can all consider how Christ can surprise us and meet us in four distinct contexts: in family and community, in ourselves, in prayer, and in approaches to the end of life. The course runs each Monday for 4 weeks at 2pm in the Church Room.Week one starts 25th November, week two 2nd December,week three 9th December, week four 16th December. Prepare well for Christmas, and let preparation start here with advent. We invite members of all denominations to join us, and if you need any further information, please contact Rev Ferial Etherington, tel: 58751 or email: ferial.etherington@

This year at St Paul’s we are following a tradition carried out throughout Europe and in Scandinavia and placing candles on the graves of our loved ones in Grange cemetery. On Christmas Eve at 4pm the Rector, Nick Ash, will hold a short service of remembrance during which the candles will be lit and placed in position. The candles are specially designed for outdoor use on graves and have 5 burn days (although this is not guaranteed!) If you would like to join us, then please call and see Linda Brown at the Parish Office in the Parish Hall (Thursday, 2-4 pm). A limited supply has been purchased, and you can reserve one for £5. Please note that the candles are made from highly refined wax and specialised wick for dependable performance outdoors, with different melting points depending on external temperature. It is recommended that the candles are secured with weight or by pushing into grass to stop them toppling over. They can be placed inside a lantern or holder.

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United Reformed Church Grange It is regrettably some while since news from the United Reformed Church in Grange made its way to Grange Now. However, this is a start to rectify that. We have been very active all the time, although there have been changes. Our minister, Revd Eileen Sambrooks, retired three years ago and since then we have become part of the South Lakes Group of the URC along with Windermere, Kendal and Sedbergh, sharing Ministry with them. We are pleased to announce that the Revd Martyn Coe, from Greenwich, will be joining our Ministry Team in January and will be based in Grange. Although he will have to work throughout the group it will be good to have a Minister living in Grange again. Through the summer we have had our regular Traveller’s Tales evenings and walks, and K Shoes Male Voice Choir gave a concert at the beginning of September. Of course, September is the month for Harvest and we had a lovely Harvest service on Sunday 22nd with a cheerful supper on Saturday 21st.This year we collected donations for the Eden House Children’s Hospice and also contributions for the food bank in Kendal. Our shawl ministry, when our ladies get together to knit and pray is thriving.Their shawls are a comfort to the sick and sad.TheWomen’s Guild charity coffee morning on Friday 11th October was well supported. Proceeds to the Goat Project and Bay Rescue. We enjoyed a happy evening with our Methodist Friends in our hall.We had a ‘Church Drive’ (like Beetle) and a light supper, and now know many more of them by name. A very positive step. Preparations are now underway for the Christmas Services and the Christmas Coffee Morning.Watch this space. We’ll be back next month. Don’t forget, we always worship at 10.30am on Thursday and Sunday and everyone is welcome.

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Church life has certainly moved up a gear since the summer break – starting with a Sunday lunch late “summer” barbeque in September, on what proved to be one of the wettest weekends of recent months! Nevertheless an “indoor BBQ” cooked in the church kitchen was enjoyed almost as much though it did lack the smoky flavour which usually accompanies the real thing! A few weeks later we enjoyed another Sunday lunch in church following our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service on October 6th. This service, in the beautifully decorated church, gave an opportunity to find out more about the Bishop’s harvest appeal which this year focuses on farmers in Kenya and deforestation inArgentina and the proceeds from the auction of harvest produce following the service are being given to this. Home groups have started up again following the summer break and are discussing questions related to the theme of the Sunday morning services which are based on topics from Richard Foster’s book “Celebration of Discipline” and are providing much food for thought! During October the long awaited and updated new notice boards have been erected at the bottom of the drive and outside the entrance to the church which will hopefully provide the community and passers by with details of the services and other events at St Mary’s. The stand for a new Book of Remembrance has also been installed in the church to record the names of those who have been buried or whose ashes are interred in the churchyard and application for the names of loved ones to be included in this can be made on a form available in church or via the website ( We are already looking forward to Christmas and are planning an “Advent Ceilidh” in conjunction with Hope Church, Grange.This will be at the Allithwaite Community Centre on November 30th from 6.30-9.30 pm and tickets are available from both churches and from the Lantern Charity shop.As well as the usual Christmas services we are planning an Angel Festival to start from December 1st and culminating at the “Big Sing” on December 11th – more details next month.

St Charles A totally confused, amazed and bewildered fellow priest rang me the other day to see if I had a twin or was it really me on the silver screen! His comment – no wonder the film industry is in the state it is! The ‘Good News of Jesus Christ’ is being much appreciated by all who make the effort. The DVDs have to be worked at. There is much information packed into them. The outside parish trips had a very pleasant final season’s outing to Holker. Again, the weather favoured us. After a slow start,

the Social Committee’s “Words and Wine” evening proved very successful. Enjoyed by all. There was nearly a major disaster in Church the other Sunday (no one fell aslepp!) – No, - the ceiling-hung Sanctuary lamp came tumbling down.Fortunately,Mass had ended and so no one was hurt. The glass didn’t even break and no candle grease went on the Sanctuary carpet! – The Lord looks after the Church cleaners! More changes afoot – Deanery Conferences as normal get underway on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Paul Kelly, Cafood eco-parish representative, led an interesting discussion

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were a great stimulus for the gathering. A very good music group led to vibrant praise. It was good to see a number of very committed young people. I think the Parish of Wigton thoroughly enjoyed their Sunday morning Mass. The Parish AGM is on Wednesday 23rd October – any momentous outcomes in next month’s Grange Now.In the meanwhile – keep safe – I hope you didn’t forget the end of British Summer Time. God Bless Fr P PS A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall.The police are looking into it.

First and foremost, a huge thank-you to all the local businesses who’ve generously given fantastic raffle prizes for our “Bob’s Night In …” on 25th October for Breast Cancer Awareness. I feel everyone needs a mention for their kindness so here goes… The Engine Inn, The Rose & Crown, The King’s Arms, The Priory Hotel, The Pig & Whistle, Uplands, The Lymehurst, Cartmel Cheese, Unsworth’s Brewery, The Pheasant Inn, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Rachel Allen for Avon, Pinball Candles,Vanilla Closet, The Chocolate Shop and the wonderful Jollymosh. Thank you all so much. I can’t tell you much more as the event hasn’t taken place as went to press but the raffle tickets are so far in the hundreds so thank you all once again… (more next month!) All our Christmas stocking fillers & larger pressies are in stock from now on to spread the cost of Christmas out over the coming months. We’ve got an amazing variety of gifts to suit all ages & pockets, from Tigi & Paul Mitchell gift boxes, straighteners, the amazing Perfect Curl, lotions and potions to scarves, bags, jewellery, HD eyebrow sets & every colour nail varnish known to man & even the most amazing flip-flops ever…! (thanks Judy!!) It’s like an Aladdin’s cave here at Bobs, so even if you’ve not been in before come and have a coffee & browse round. We can whip up a gift box in a flash!!!! We’d love to see you, Al xxx

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Grange & District First Responders It is so pleasing to know that our team of volunteers are well supported by the local community. The appreciation comes in a variety of forms: it may be a thank you letter from a patient or their carer, a telephone call or a financial donation towards our running costs. All methods are most welcome and encouraging. Recently we received a marvellous donation of £1,500 from Charity & Co who fundraise locally for their chosen charities by organising events and by providing refreshments each Sunday afternoon for residents and visitors at the summer band concerts. Their contribution will go towards our annual fee for the rental of


6 months of success Six months on from her debut at the Netherwood Spa, Katie Louise Barnes spoke to Grange Now about the growth of her holistic and beauty therapy centre, Nirvana. Nir vana has been warmly welcomed in Grange with local residents and hotel guests flocking to the sanctuary on their doorstep. “Business has been going very well,” Katie told us, “I meet a lot of people who just want to escape from their fast-paced lives. I think they feel safe here.” And rightly so. Katie is a relaxed and genial presence and caring for others seems to come naturally to her. The space she has created in Nirvana feels cocooned from the daily stresses of modern life, the perfect place to ease your mind and soothe your spirit.

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and leave you feeling calm and revitalised. “I’ve also become much stronger,” Katie said, laughing that clients are often surprised; her small frame belies her physical strength. Nir vana is now offering exclusive monthly deals in Grange Now. November sees the Winter Warmer Package designed to help you relax and unwind in the run up to the festive season. The treatment begins with a gentle grounding of the feet with chamomile hot sponges,followed by Indian head massage with mandarin, ginger and chamomile essential oils and Hopi ear candles to remove toxins and clear the senses. Why not make a day of your pampering package with lunch or afternoon tea at upstairs at the Netherwood Hotel, either for yourself or a gift for a loved one.

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the pagers that are so essential for alerting the responders when they are needed to attend an emergency. We are extremely grateful to Ruth Ormrod and her team for their generosity they have shown us each year since we started the scheme in 2005. We are holding our Annual Meeting at the Grange Hotel on Monday November 18th at 7.30pm. There is an open invitation and a warm welcome for anyone who wishes to attend to learn about our work and / or to become a member of the committee or a volunteer responder. We look forward to seeing you. Jane Strawbridge, Chair of the Management Committee

Clients are often surprised to hear that Katie began this venture in her early 20s but she has proven to be a successful businesswoman, ever aware of the needs of her clients. Nirvana now stocks top skin health brand Dermalogica. This new focus on skincare is borne out of a long-standing interest of Katie’s and personal experience of the products’ success. “I’m so lucky to have an excellent source of advice and support from my family,” Katie said. Grange Now asked Katie what life had been like since the launch of Nirvana: “I treasure the opportunity to meet new people and to work through the process of understanding their needs.” Katie stressed that every massage should be different: once she has identified where the stresses and tension lies she will soothe your muscles, release negativity

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excited to find that they now have their own locker. We look forward to keeping you updated about all the exciting things that are happening during this new academic year.As we end the first half term we are also looking to appoint a new clerk to the Governors if anyone would like to apply for the position please contact Diane Fenton, our Chair of Governors, at school on 015395 32144 or on mobile 07717 848 080.

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Another successful year Local driving School “Drive to Arrive” has recently celebrated another successful year in business. The company was established in 2004 by Peter Stas, on his retirement from the police, and was later joined by his daughter, Donna Watson. Both are high grade instructors, involved in all aspects of driver training.“Drive to Arrive” is the only driving school in the area to offer a choice of male or female instructors and manual or automatic cars.

Whilst teaching new drivers still forms a substantial part of the business, drivers of all ages and levels of experience are catered for. Over the last year an increasing amount of time has been spent assessing and advising older drivers under the Drive Safely for Longer Scheme, run by Cumbria Road Safety Partnership. The scheme offers two FREE sessions to drivers who are over 65 years of age.

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Cartmel & District AFC This season, Cartmel Football Club has launched a new third team. This decision was made because, in the last couple of years, there seem to have been a number of footballers in the area who are keen for a game but had nowhere to play, a problem which was solved when the pitch at the Allithwaite Playing Fields and Community Centre became vacant

following Grange United’s move back to their proper home ground at the end of last season. Sponsorship of the new team has been provided by the King’s Arms Hotel in Cartmel, who now join Playdale Playgrounds in Haverthwaite and Cartmel Steeplechases as the club’s main shirt sponsors.Without the support of local businesses like these, there is little doubt that many clubs and associations would be unable to survive and we are extremely grateful to them for their generosity. Managed by Liam Appleby, the new team is holding its own near the top of Division 5 of the North Lancs and District Football League

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and, with 65 players currently registered on our books, it would seem that the game of football in the area is thriving, thanks not least to the dedication of the numerous volunteers who give their time to help run the club. If anyone is interested in playing for Cartmel or otherwise supporting us, please check our website: One exciting possibility on the longer-term horizon is the prospect of a move of ground (along with the cricket club) to a site on Aynsome Road, offered to us on a long lease by Holker Estates.This would solve the problems that occur when damage caused by events held on Cartmel

Park during wet weather seriously disrupts the two clubs’ playing seasons. The move will obviously be a massive project for the two clubs but if anyone reading this item would like to help us, we would be extremely pleased to hear from them.Contact details via the website as mentioned above. 

50% off admission for locals at Lakeland Motor Museum This amazing and significant display of road transport heritage at Backbarrow is certain to awaken many memories. However,it is not only motoring enthusiasts who beat a path to this museum, but also families and others with a penchant for social change and history, are drawn to this collection of times past. Some 30,000 exhibits collected over almost 50 years have been carefully displayed alongside an array of non motoring items, in fully DDA compliant, state-of-theart premises.

This most enjoyable heritage attraction provides a perfect ‘whatever the weather’ all year venue to entertain and enthrall all ages. Discover a microcosm of twentieth century life, with a free quiz for every child. A welcoming gift shop accessed separately from the museum is a great place to find the perfect self-treat or gift for all ages and occasions. Adjacent to the museum is the stunning and spacious Café Ambio. With elegant oak and leather furniture, exposed beams and patio doors leading to the terrace, spectacular views over the River Leven can be savored.

Those with an LA postcode can enjoy the benefits of the museum’s free-to-join local residents’ scheme for generous savings on admission. Between now and 1st May a 50% discount on public admissions is available. A 20% discount is available during the summer months.Well behaved dogs and photography are allowed. Lakeland Motor Museum, Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, LA12 8TA. Tel 015395 30400.


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Years 4 and 5 have recently returned from an action-packed residential at Towerwood where they took part in several activities including caving, sailing, problem

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We have begun the term with a special emphasis on the children being independent so every child becomes or is already able to come in to school, sort out the bags, coats etc. and work alone. We have also introduced Class Surgeries and are pleased that the sessions appear to be quite important and welcomed by many parents. In Nursery this term we have done our exciting topics: ‘All About Me’, ‘Me and My Family’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Class 4 and 3 enjoyed taking part in collaborative shelter building.With a mixture of Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, each small group were given a tent to put up.The problem solving focused on how to construct a tent and needed effective teamwork,communication and practical skills.

Masquerade A new fun drama group has started at Victoria Hall in Grange – Masquerade. Masquerade’s aim is to build children’s confidence in fun and practical ways, in a safe environment. Children aged 9-12 are invited to develop creative and critical skills, take part in role play, drama games, mime, improvisation, mask

solving activities, kayaking and completing an obstacle course. Class 1 have been learning all about their bodies and senses and this included a visit to the doctors. Years 2 and 3 are currently thinking about settlements and have been enjoying reading the story ‘UG’ by Raymond Briggs; they are planning a visit to Hadrian’sWall in November. Class 3 have been reading ‘There’s a boy in the Girls Bathroom’ and together with Class 4 are learning all about Africa. Our Friends of the School have been busy raising money and have purchased 16 I-PADS for use in the classrooms.We are very fortunate

to have such great support.Their next event will be a children’s disco for Children in Need. We have enjoyed sporting success winning the cluster High Fives Netball tournament. Each Tuesday the children have had the opportunity to go Mountain Biking after school in the local area. Our Breakfast Club and After School club wraparound care facility is going from strength to strength and a large investment in resources including a TV and Wii as well as a range of toys and craft activities are ensuring all our children have fun.

Year 3 and 4 pupils had a star opportunity to explore the space and the planets without even leaving the comfort of their classroom! Thanks to the team from Daresbury Science Park and their portable planetarium - provided by Science and Technology Council - children had the universe brought to them. They enjoyed learning about outer space, the solar system and constellations. The session was very successful and it was part of the science curriculum - and, what’s more, a fun activity. This term we also welcomed Leven Valley Primary School to play a football match splendidly supported by parents, staff and pupils of both schools. The teams played some great football, communicated and passed well and the entertaining match finished 10 - 0. All the players were a credit to their schools and

conducted themselves in a very sportsmanlike manner. We look forward to continued success with a promising side. We would like to thank everyone who attended the Coffee Morning helping to raise £250 for Macmillan Cancer Support. FOFS provided teas and coffees; parents had brought many delicious cakes and biscuits. Sunday 10th November will be our next Groundforce Day and we hope again that a lot of adult helpers turn up and do a great job as we did last time. Children have requested a new “Quiet Space” in the grounds. The Har vest Celebrations were full of good thoughts and reflections and we, alongside parents and friends who joined us, collectively gave thanks for God’s blessings on the Harvest Service at St. John’s.

work and creating and performing plays. If the students wish they can also take the opportunity to work towards the nationally recognisedArtsAward. Masquerade is set up by Adele Hewitt, a Drama Teacher with four teen years of experience teaching drama to children of primary and secondary school age. Her many qualifications include a

Grange Primary School This term Grange School have gained the International School Award at foundation level. This demonstrates a commitment to promote the international dimension across the school through the curriculum. During the past year we have helped the children to learn more about their own town

BA (Hons) in Drama/ Theatre Studies & PE and PGCE in Secondary Teaching Drama & PE. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity for young people to discover the arts around them and for them to share their experiences with others. For further information give Adele a ring on 015395 36650 or e-mail adelehewitt@

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through the work on the Lido project and the Town Plan. They have learnt about fair trade and how we can support other communities such as Sikles in Nepal.

Castle Head Day Thanks to the Michelle Jurd Memorial Fund the whole school, including the nursery, were able to enjoy an action-packed day at Castle Head Field Centre. The trust enabled the children to experience canoeing, climbing, den building and nature activities. Thanks toThe Lantern Shop for their donation towards the cost of purchasing the Fair Trade products. Michael Fieldhouse joined us on the prom at Prom Art to support the staff, volunteers and helpers who were selling the goods.

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It has been a busy half-term at the Nursery, with children enjoying a transport topic and investigating different ways to travel. Their research led them on a trip from Lindale to Cartmel on the circular 532 bus, with a break and a play at the playground before returning. Our thanks to our friendly bus driver who helped to make the trip such a success!The last few weeks have encouraged children to think about autumn and Harvest activities, thinking in particular about the work of farms at this time of year. The next big project at the Nursery is to revamp the garden area at the front of the building, adding things like a willow den, mud kitchen, outdoor music area and planters. This will give children much more to do in the fresh air, and if we are able to add a small roof, we hope to get them outside whatever the weather! Fundraising for the improvements started in earnest with a very successful band night at the Keg & Kitchen in Grange in October, featuring two brilliant local bands and raising around £550. We are very grateful to Hadwins for their sponsorship and to Matt and Tracy at the Keg & Kitchen for their support. The next Nursery fundraiser will be our annual Clothes and Toy Sale, to be held on Saturday 16 November from 10am to 12 noon at Lindale Village Hall. It’s a great opportunity to pick up new toys and clothes for your children and dispose of unwanted ones of your own. Admission is just £1, to include tea or coffee and biscuits, and there will be home-made cakes to buy plus a raffle. For any more details about the sale, or to enquire about places at the Nursery for your children, call 07977 203513 or email

Small Wonders Child Care based in Grange a few minutes walk from Grange Primary School with whom they have close working links, has achieved an ‘Outstanding in allAreas ‘ Ofsted award following an inspection in August. A few weeks later they received a letter from her Majesty’s Chief Inspector who wrote; “The judgement of outstanding means that you are exceptional and significant elements of your work are exemplary. I do not under estimate the considerable hard work, expertise and commitment it takes to achieve outstanding

provider status.” No wonder Small Wonders are thrilled! Proprietor Julie Stonier told Grange Now; ”We have been looking after children from six months to eleven years all year round since 2009 and provide extensive opportunities for children to develop, explore and learn inside and out, teaching them valuable independence skills and promoting their self confidence and self esteem.” Julie also ensures the children has lots of fun, affection and cuddles. She says t h ey m a ke l ove ly friendships and the close link with nearby Grange Primary School

helps the transition to the Nurser y at the school. Ju l i e i s very glad she made the move f r o m working as Store Manager at Next to having her own nursery. “I used to pick my daughter up from her nursery and enjoyed chatting and playing with the children so much it made me realise that working with children was my future.” She wishes to thank her

wonderful team and all the supportive parents and says their constant encouragement and appreciation means the world to her. You can find Small Wonders on Facebook or contact Julie Stonier on 0782 654 4980 or 015395 34166.

Cartmel Priory School Charlotte Pyne, a pupil at Cartmel Priory School, has become one of the stars of the highly successful Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Her work was selected by internationallyacclaimed comic artists as being the winner of the age 15 category.

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T h e j u d g e s we re impressed with her hard work, imagination and skill. With entries in excess of 190, her interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s horror story ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ made a great impression. The inspiration for Charlotte’s winning p i e c e c a m e f ro m numerous creative artists. Poe’s shor t stor y examines the terror experienced by a prisoner held in a metal cell during the Spanish Inquisition. In darkness and surrounded by rats, a gigantic scythe-like pendulum swings slowly back and forth inexorably sliding downwards t o eve n t u a l ly k i l l

him. Charlotte was fascinated by this tale and having seen the illustrations of Brian Selznick with their intricate cross-hatching and depictions of light and dark, she quickly set to work. L o c a l b o o k m a ke r, Elizabeth Shorrock, taught Charlotte how to create beautiful concertina books during an art workshop

in school and Charlotte decided this was a perfect way to present her 20 panel illustration. As a prize, she will receive a bundle of festival goodies including a drawing kit from Derwent Pencils and graphic novels. Her work will be on display in the Warehouse Gallery at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, until approximately 10 November.

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Science and the natural world have been among the topics high on the agenda this term at Lindale CE Primary School. Late September saw an exciting visit from ‘Zoo Lab’, giving children the chance to see and handle all sorts of creatures including snakes and spiders! Older children became ‘Eco Investigators’ for the day, looking at the impact of humans and climate change on creatures around the world,and younger ones have learned about different minibeasts and their habitats. Class 2 meanwhile visited Grange School to experience the giant inflatable planetarium ‘Star Lab’, picking up knowledge about the stars and planets. The school’s science club continues to be very popular, with children enjoying lots of hands-on activities and getting interested in all aspects of science. The school’s club leader, Mrs Carr, will soon be taking part in a specialist science course at the National Science Learning Centre in York, which will give her even more

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great ideas for science activities, including outdoor adventures and ICT-linked work. The last few weeks of half-term have brought activities including a trip to the Comic Art festival at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre and Harvest celebrations. November will see some activities to raise money for Children in Need and the school’s annual remembrance service at the war memorial in Lindal.

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You might be forgiven for thinking that running is the new Pilates craze given the number of ladies who are now seen regularly running up and down Grange Promenade, spurred on by our NEW and very successful Learn to Run courses, delivered by Sue Hotchkiss. As a result of the large take up we are running additional courses after the half term, with another beginner’s course planned as well as continuation classes to look at different aspects of running such as trail running etc. If you wish to reserve your place, please call us. November is probably the busiest month for courses so there is plenty to choose from to cater for all tastes and levels of ability.We still have some spaces on the Willow Weaving course on 9th November which is run at Castle Head Field Centre. After the positive feedback and support received for our dementia class, we are running a series of one day workshops on this heartbreaking but increasingly important subject on the 16th November, as well as an introduction to Neuro Lingusitic Programming. Joan Bentley will be running her Christmas Flower Arranging course on 23rd November at Allithwaite Primary School (please note change of venue). If you struggle with your back why not enrol on the forthcoming ‘Alexander technique and your computer’ course on the 16th November, which looks at how your office might be contributing to your problems and how to overcome this as we become more allied to our technology. We are delighted with the large take up of computer classes this year. Starting immediately after the half term is the Introduction to Social Media class on 5th November. The Get to grips with your iPad and iPhone class starting the end of November is now full but we also have an additional course starting on 6th November for 3 weeks to cope with demand so please call us to book your place. We also have a number of Saturday workshops coming up including Excel for Beginners on the 9th November. Our popular cookery tutor, Julie Woodburn, starts a ‘Dust off your cook books’ course on the 6th November, looking at the signature dishes of the great chefs so why not enrol? We have a number of art classes starting

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after the half term too which include an Introduction to Portraiture Drawing starting 6th November for 5 weeks and in Ulverston Portraiture Painting and Drawing from the 5th November. On the Saturday workshop front we have a Painting in Watercolour workshop at Sedgwick on 23rd November, Rag Rugs on the 9th November, How to paint with Acrylics run by Peter Threlfall on 16th November, a Glass FusingWorkshop on 16th November, Silversmithing on the 16th November, Draw your own Cartoon Avatar on the 16th November and An Introduction to Silk Painting on the 23rd November. We also have some NEW classes starting which include a Glass Fusing course with Marilyn Hale. Here you will be able to learn how to make fused items such as jewellery, wall handing, lights, mirrors etc. and perhaps some personalized Christmas gifts. This course is due to start on the 5th November for 6 weeks and you will have access to a kiln. On a similar theme Marilyn will be starting a 6 week course at her own studios, specifically producing Christmas glass gifts, on the 5th November. On Tuesday 29th October between 10am and 4pm (during the half term break) we have Creative Crafts for Kids – Big and Little! This one day workshop for children, with an accompanying adult, is suitable for children aged five years and above. A great opportunity to learn some new creative skills together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere when I’m sure many parents are stuck for activity ideas. Silk Painting will be covered for the first half of the day and Felt Pictures for the second half. Please contact us to secure your place. If you are tr ying to cut down your dependence on plastic bags, why not come along to ‘Not your usual supermarket bag’, a course run by our popular sewing teacher Sue Scott on the 16th November where you can produce your own design. We also have a class additional to the brochure which is looking at how to gift wrap your presents to make them truly beautiful on 16th November. You will learn the skills to wrap every gift perfectly whatever the shape, occasion or budget. You will also be taught how to create gift bags and envelopes, perfect bows and embellishments and be inspired to transform even the most simplest of gifts into something really special.This workshop

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16th November.This is a great opportunity is taught by Susan Oliver who has extensive to work with a published author on your experience in this field and it should open your eyes to how to make gorgeous gifts poetry and creative writing skills. without spending a fortune! As it’s not in The award winning Dance Atikk, run by Lucy our brochure, please for further details or Everett, is proposing to put on a NEW class book your place as this is not one to miss. for children aged 18 months to 3 years. We We have just run a successful short course are taking names for this now and the class on how to keep sheep and we have a follow would be 45 minutes in length, due to start on course looking at Keeping Alpacas, due to after October half term so get your name start 6th November. We also ran a successful down quickly to reserve your place. Felt slipper workshop in October and Jane We will be updating the website, Facebook Crowe returns to run a Nuno Felt techniques and Twitter pages so please like us, if you course for 3 weeks. If people’s preference haven’t already, to keep up to date with is for a Saturday workshop we can change the class to meet learners’ requirements. For what is happening at the Centre. We will be closed for the half term between those wanting to steel a march on Christmas and be extremely organized why not book 28th October – 1st November and will reon the 2 week ‘Christmas all wrapped up’ open on the 4th November but during this run by Julie Woodburn, who will dazzle you time there will be a 24 hour answer machine which we will check along with our emails. with her ingenious culinary ideas, starting 27th November. Jude Godden Adult Education Manager Cartmel and Ulverston We hope to get another Tai Chi class started after the half term run by Sarah McCormack at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School on Wednesdays evening 7-8.30pm which will be on Tai Chi: Lee Style, a style which aims to improve concentration, CALL 015395 circulation, energy and peace 36323 TO ENROL NOW! of mind. NEW CLASSES STARTING IN NOV 2013 Finally we have some more Intro to Social Media – 05/11 academic style courses starting Getting to grips with your iPad – (extra day) which should be thought provoking and stimulate good Dust off the Cookbooks-06/11 discussion such as ‘Religion Willow Weaving – 09/11 in the 21st Century: Does Caring for people with dementia – 16/11 it matter anymore?’ with Dr Janet Eccles starting 5th Intro to NLP – 16/11 November. Do they deserve Intro to Keeping Alpacas – 6/11 their place in history? looking at prominent historical figures Intro to Portraiture – 06/11 – 11/12 such as Elizabeth 1, General Nuno Felt Techniques – 06/11 – 20/11 Custor, Emily Davidson and Glass Fusing – 05/11 – 01/04 General Haig, the butcher of the Somme starting 6th November How to paint with acrylics – 16/11 and a one day workshop Intro to silk paper making – 23/11 run by poet in residence for Swarthmoor Hall, Dr Geraldine Language, Land & Myth creative writing – 16/11 Green, entitled ‘Language, Land Draw your own cartoon avatar – 16/11 and Myth’ which explores the Alexander technique and your computer – 16/11 connections between language, the land it has grown from and Excel for beginners -09/11 the mythology of place on the

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Carpets CARPETS & VINYLS Full and part rolls in stock. Free local estimates and delivery. Fitting service available. Albert Road, Grange-Over-Sands & Market Hall, Kendal. Tel: 015395 34061 Mob: 07905 687 672 Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 27

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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 Friendly,professional service 5 star rating, Great prices, free quotes. call 015395 62390 or visit

Cat Care 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. 0776 176 7344 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK


Andrew Southcott catering. Whatever the occasion large or small we come to you to make your event very special. 015395 59090.

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 Est. 1992 All open fires, stoves and AGAs, Birdnest removal, Camera surveys. Fully insured and all areas coveres, Member of The Institute of Chimney Sweeps. 015394 45117 / 07763145594


Sue Lawton (S.R.Ch,D.Pod.M,M.Ch.S) HCPC Registered Chiropodist. Registered & qualified for 23 years. Home visits covering Grange, Ulverston & surrounding area. 01229 861921 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

Cleaning services LAKELAND MAIDS (015395) 34305 Home helps, General housework. Spring cleans, Holiday homes. Move in/out cleans, Carpet cleaning. Fully insured, References available. Est. 20 yrs CLEAN CHOICE high standard cleaning. Friendly, local service. Call Emma on 0779 544 1324 / 01229 716 242 visit or e-mail DENISE, quality cleaning service + personal care. Shopping, companionship, sleep over. Experienced lady, NVQ3 in care. References available. 015395 33153 CLEANER. Quality cleaning and ironing services. Reasonable rates. Hours available. Call Joan on 0770 622 1466 or e-mail

CLOCK & ANTIQUES RESTORER HANDYMAN SERVICES Clock, Barometer, Furniture Repair and restoration undertaken also minor domestic household repairs. No job too small. Tel: (015395) 33664 Mob: 0750 4888 426 ask for Tim e-mail:

Clock repairs & restoration The complete service for your treasured clock Expert repairs & restoration to the highest standard in our well equipped workshops Complicated mechanisms welcome, parts made or sympathetically restored Professional member of The British Watchmakers & Clockmakers Guild Call Westmorland Clocks on 015395 52215

Clothing Alterations

JOLLYMOSH Alterations, dressmaking and soft furnishings; for professional and reliable friendly service call Joanne on 015395 33914 or email

Computer problems

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

Computing Services

Cumbria Computer Systems Ltd. For ALL your COMPUTING needs. 25 Years of local experience. Very competitive call-out rates. Day or evening call-outs. Systems supplied and maintained. Home and Business. Microsoft certified. Jargon-free! 07545 010542 e-mail:


Learn to use a computer in the comfort of your own home in a relaxed and informal manner. For a free initial visit to discuss your requirements, Tel: Jennie on 015395 32621.


A complete service from building a new conservatory to simply replacing of tired panels. Hinges, handles and locks. Exterior and interior deep-clean valeting of conservatories using professional access and cleaning equipment . Contact the specialists: ConserVCARE 015395 35311


And Psychotherapy. Sally Holligan MBACP (Accred). UKCP Reg.Appointments in Allithwaite.Tel 015395 35760


Highly experienced NHS Therapist available for private work, Thurs / Fri’s, Grange. Louise Tych, BA Counselling, MBACP Accredited. Professional help for issues including depression,loss,anxiety,phobias and low self esteem. 07775 610 480

dental practice Smiles Dental We provide high quality dental care close to home! Dental health is important, let us maintain your smile Both early and late appointments available Now registering new patients To book an appointment Tel: 015395 34554 or email:


Travels to you. All aspects covered. From pulling to leadership issues, Martin Gleadow. Tel: 015395 63567

Dog Grooming

Professional Dog Groomer, fully qualified, free local collection & delivery, out of hours appointments. Lamberts Pet Supplies, Albert Road, Grange 015395 36544

Dog Walking

DOG WALKING - SOCIALISATION - PUPPY WALKING and other services available. KENNEL MAIDS Professional Pet Care. 015395 52099. 0776 176 7344 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK See us on Facebook.

Dolls Houses

DOLLS HOUSES and accessories now stocked at Kendal Trophies, 26 Kirkland, Kendal. 01539 740 217

Double Glazing THE COMPLETE SERVICE – from replacing a single misted unit to a complete home refurbishment. Call us for a free estimate 015395 35311. ConserVCARE – All round Care and Repair for your property

Dry Cleaning

Lindale Post Office. Offers available. Call in for details. Tel: 32231

dry stone walling

Garden walls, field walls, walltop fencing, grant work. Established 1997. Contact Neil Stanway 015395 31382, mob. 07748 271078.

Electrical contractors LOCAL ELECTRICIAN NICEIC Approved Testing All Domestic Work & New Installations Full & Partial Re-wires. Free Estimates Contact Duke on 07970 601 379 Grange & South Lakes T W Electrical (Cumbria) Ltd Electrical Contractors, Domestic, Commercial and Industrial, NICEIC Approved Contractor Free estimates given, Call 015395 59089 or 07702 792 916


ENGRAVING/TROPHIES Kendal Trophies 01539 740217 / Eddie Sharp Sports 01229 587519.

For  Hire

Carpet and Upholstery cleaner Power Washer,Wallpaper Stripper. Postlethwaites 015395 33040

For Sale

SKODA FABIA 1.4 Diesel 4 years old £5150. Immaculate both in & out. 015395 34082 REEBOK Z009 Treadmill (speed range 06-10mph) – (12 incline levels – max 12%). Heart rate monitor via pulse sensors on handlebars + more. As new. Buyer to collect. (cost £950) For sale at £450. Tel 015395 58222

Furniture Restorers

J & M RESTORERS ANTIQUE & MODERN furniture restored & finished. Porcelain repairs. Paintings restoration. Picture framing. Est 38 years. 015395 68915

Furniture Reupholstery

SITTING PRETTY Antique, traditional and modern furniture re-upholstered locally by time served craftswoman. 20 years experience. Lesley Fursey 01229 480638 ANDREW POWELL UPHOLSTERY. Trading locally for 17 years in all aspects of antique, traditional and modern furniture restoration 015395 33284.

Gardening Paradise Gardens Your local, friendly & reliable Gardeners Think Paradise for all your gardening needs 015394 37721 or 07500 454 599 GRANGE GARDENERS for GARDEN MAINTENANCE & DESIGN Extensive plant knowledge We maintain gardens all year round Call Michael & Elizabeth Thornborough 015395 32118 (leave a message if out) 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 32756 Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 28

Garden Services DJ Dixon of Grange Gardens maintained to the highest standards, inc. 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 / 01524 784869 HARD LANDSCAPING, patios, fencing, decking, ponds, walling, paving. James Hawksley Ltd Tel: 07980 354 651 / 01524 784869 Garden Clearance grass and hedge cutting, strimming and fencing. Ron’s Tidy Garden. Tel: 01229 580345, Mobile: 07904 151 964. Reliable and honest Hamish Foulerton: Hedges, Shrubs, Tree Pruning, Felling, Strimming, Lawn Cutting, Planting, General Gardening. Highest standards, 10 years experience, references if required. J Tel: 07747 788 370 or 01539 730501. Copeland Landscapes, stonewalling, patios, tree work, hedge cutting, fencing, etc. Established 1980. 015395 33165. Mob: 07850 171 798. M.T. Howarth. Hedges, shrubs, tree pruning, grass cutting & strimming & Power Washing. All jobs considered.Tel: 015395 33182 Mob: 0789 473 7069. Garden Services Bryan Dawson. Grass cutting, General Gardening and Handy Man. Tel: 015395 33174. Mob: 07522 441 087. Samantha Hodgson Garden maintenance, planting, all type of garden work considered. 18 years horticultural knowledge. Please call: 07760 192083 or 015395 52458. ANDREW CRAGG General Garden Work tel 015395 35176 NICKY SMITH 07788 105 975 Friendly, reliable local female gardener. General maintenance, sowing, planting, garden and greenhouse care whilst you are on holiday. Available all year round.


S & A Hodgson Ltd. Plant & Groundworks Contractors. JCB and tracked excavators with operators. Site clearence, water mains and land drainage. 015395 52458 / 07836 782707.

Guttering Cleaning

Gutterings Cleaned of all debris. Free Estimates. Contact Robert Alexander. Tel: 01229 587923. ONE STOP GUTTERING SOLUTIONS From cleaning leaffall and silt, to blocked downspouts, we can restore your flow. Need New guttering? We provide the complete service. ConserVCARE 015395 35311

Handyman Services

Handyman Services by qualified Electrician. Electrical repairs, decorating, flatpacks, joinery & plumbing. Competitive prices. Trevor 015395 35303. Mob: 0771 7080 451. Fernleigh Handyman Services.General property maintenance. Resonable hourly rate. Call 07796 867 762 or 015395 32756


MEDICAL HERBALIST and skin clinic for Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis. Tel 59364 / 0770 450 7748.

Help with Shopping

SIMPLY SHOPPING Need help with shopping?We do it for you.Very reasonable rates.Tel 0787 910 8747

Holidays for Dogs

KENNEL MAIDS PROFESSIONAL PET CARE SINCE 2000 THE ORIGINAL HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS 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 almost 10yrs We can provide fully checkable references and are highly recommended by our local Veterinary Practice Tel 015395 52099 Mobile 0776 176 7344 Beware of imitations. See us on Facebook

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House Clearances

House Clearances, Houses, Garages, Sheds cleared and all contents removed. For prompt reliable and confidential service contact Graham Walkden. Tel: 015395 32793/62378

WA HOUSE CLEARANCES & REMOVALS A professional service with: House & Garage cleared and cleaned Single items delivered to full loads. All rubbish removed Furniture bought for cash Phone 07528 049 516 or 015395 59469 OUT of SIGHT House Clearances 07743 086 764

House to Let

House to Let on Main Street Flookburgh 2/3 bed.Gas and Central Heating. £500 pcm. Phone 0777 1511 025


Stuart Graves Professional Hypnotherapist, Integrative Psychotherapist, Master Practioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming Enabling you to solve your own issues,leading to healthier,brighter,more positive outcomes. Believe in possibility, for there is no failure, only feedback. Every behaviour has a positive intention. You can’t not change. Contact Email: Phone 015395 65893


Ironing by Lisa 015935 35422 or 07976 512487


Curwen Joinery & Developments Ltd, New builds to renovations, Property maintenance including Roofing and Building work, Internal Woodwork, Building and Decorating. Serving Domestic and Commercial properties & holiday homes. Prompt & Professional Services from Time Served joiner. Ring Ian 015395 36316/0776 5513 412. DAVID POSTLETHWAITE Ltd Carpentry & Joinery, see our advert on page 26. MICHAEL THE JOINER 30 years experience. All joinery undertaken. Small jobs welcome. Free estimates 015395 34406 / 07455 282 373


T.S. METCALFE Time Served Joiner and Contractor. All aspects of work undertaken, no job too small. Competitive rates. Free estimates.Tel 0784 355 6741 or 015395 31486 E-mail 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: 015395 59039 - 015395 58340


Landscaping, fencing, paving, patios, driveways ponds, drains. Martin Eland. 015395 59472. Mob: 0782 1260 730. HARD LANDSCAPING FEATURES created in wood, water and stone. Dry stone specialist. 20yrs experience. George Newton 0781 880 2659 or 015395 30469

Laundry Services

Washing, drying, ironing Collection & Delivery service available Holiday Cottages & Guest Houses welcome Call Joan on 0770 622 1466 E-mail


LOCKS EXPRESS the only locksmiths in Grange, 24 hour callout. All lock problems solved; locks opened, repaired & fitted. Cumbria Trading Standards Approved & Police (CRB) checked. Domestic & Commercial work. Safes fitted. Car keys cut & programmed. Eden Mount Road, Grange. Freephone 0800 783 1104. Mobile 07886 831336

Log Stores & Sheds

We build locally a range of QualityTimber Log Stores, Sheds & Garden Buildings. Standard sizes or we can build bespoke to your own requirements & size. Also available are Wheelie Bin Stores. Free delivery & erection to Grange Areas for October to December. For more information call Nathan on 07920 117 047 or 01229 587419 Email:

Massage Therapy

MASSAGE and Craniosacral therapy for back, neck and shoulder pain. Meg Henderson CNHC 015395 36298

Mastic Asphalt

Mobile Hairdresser

Michelle Grange 34904 CHARLOTTE – Mobile Hairdresser 07966 543 223 or 015395 32989 LADIES & GENTS HAIR AT HOME 20 years experience in the Grange over Sands area. Contact Joanne 015395 35279 07717 836 926

Monumental masons

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. 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.

Nursery School

ACORN MONTESSORI Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 – 12.30. Wednesday 9 – 1.30. Tuesday & Thursday 1 – 3.30pm. Contact Melanie Knight 015395 58628 / 07971 828 797


State Registered Osteopaths Jolyon and Val Wardle are available weekdays at Parish Hall to treat a variety of conditions. 015395 58647.

Oven Cleaning

OVEN CLEANING SERVICE South Lakes. Domestic oven cleaning specialists. For more information or to book your appointment telephone Keith Hill on 01539 739622


Lee Logan Ltd. Quality Painter & Decorator + Tiling. Reasonable rates. Tel: 07708 213079 P Millea 25 years experience. Free quotations any size job. For a friendly service phone 015395 67969 Mobile anytime 0791 048 4667 E. SIMMONS Quality Interior & Exterior Decorating City & Guilds Qualified Fully Insured Member of Painting & Decorating Association CARTMEL – 07974 746 148 HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM. Exterior & interior decorating. Gyprock coving fitted. Free estimates. Contact Robert Alexander 01229 587923 Ian Wilkinson High Class Painter & Decorater City & Guilds advanced craftsman, 25 years experience, fully insured Decorating to be proud of Tel 01539 731 440 Mob 07733 022 504 e-mail STEVEN T WELSBY Est. 1979

Your Local Painter & Decorator City & Guilds Advanced Full Technology Certificate Fully Insured GRANGE OVER SANDS 015395 36456 Stephen J. Brown CGLI Advanced Craft Trained Professional Decorator Paper Hanging Specialist Covering all aspects of trade 30 years experience, Free Quotes Tel 015395 35229 or 0798 902 5850

Trustworthy Lady Interior Decorators Deer Park Decorators Quality, Tidy Work at Reasonable Rates Call Michelle on tel 015395 66149 or 07876 645751 LADY PAINTER & DECORATOR all jobs considered. Grange area. Ring Fiona 07985 592 463

Paths drives & Patio Cleaning

John Nottingham Grange 34904, or visit DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ULVERCLEAN can now offer a true deep cleaning to those dingy looking areas. Contact Lee 01229 586703 or 07860 874301 for free quotation.

Paving C & L PAVING Specialists in Indian Sandstone laying Flagging Blockpaving/Fencing/Walling/Groundworks Free, no obligation, written quotations (015242)22012/07896 754 833

Flat Roofs,Valley gutters, Balconies, Flooring & Paving. Tel: JR Ellwood Ltd., 015395 68306. Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 29


FITNESS AND WELLBEING Personal training with ElaineTowler at the gym or your own home. 07855 135 714


Relief and Rehabilitation of Back Pain, Stress, Sports Injuries and Muscle Disfunction. Contact Mr. G. Grayrigge IIST (Dip) ICHFST, (Adv. Dip) Biomechanics & Sports Medicine on 015395 36483. Home Visits Available. web: e-mail:

Porcelain Restoration

Porcelain & Ceramics Repair. Paintings restored. J&M Restorers 015395 68915


NJR PLASTERING for all your plastering needs, inside & out. Ring Niall on 07917 458 911 or 58221

Plumbing & Heating

Richard Wyatt Plumber From 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. A. Tyson Plumbing & Heating. See main advert back page. Tel 015395 32761. Mob. 0796 738 4114 JOHN RHODES Plumbing & Heating Gas Safe Registered Working locally for 35 years Newton in Cartmel 015395 31585 07810 881910

Power Washing Services

We Power Wash & Clean your Roof, Fascias & Gutters, Patio or Driveway. Clean up before winter! Tel 07920 117 047 or 01229 597419

Private Hire Transport

MK1 CARS - Any distance.Any time. Ring GARY on 07772 340 831 for a quotation

Reiki Healing & CRYSTAL Courses Sacred Space - Jane Swales Reiki Master Teacher Experienced Healer & Crystal Therapist Creating space for you in a hectic world Appointments in Foxfield and Ulverston Tel 07841 581 979


UPVC or wood frames, double-glazed with latest eco-energy efficient glass, we can quote from a single window to multiple window replacement; complete frames or single misted units. Contact the specialists ConserVCARE: 015395 35311 mob: 07768 322259


Burglar Alarms, Security Lighting, CCTV Cameras, Door andWindow locks. Installation & Repairs. Call for advice and quotation. Grange Security and Electrical Services. Tel: 015395 35032. Prop: Bill Corscadden.

Situations Vacant

Heyday Care & Support Services now recruiting part time & full time support workers for Grange-over-Sands and surrounding villages. Excellent rates of pay starting from £7.40 and mileage allowance. Flexible hours. For more information please call Kelly or Dawn on 015395 52548 PERSONAL ASSISTANT - Flexible hours.Very varied work. Current clean driving licence and some IT skills an advantage. email: for full job spec HEYDAYS CARE & SUPPORT SERVICE recruiting sleepover staff 10pm-8am.Excellent rate of pay.Please contact Kelly or Dawn 015395 52548

Soft furnishings

PAM PARKER SOFT FURNISHINGS Curtains, cushions, roman blinds, made to measure with care. Loose covers a speciality .Tel 015395 58463

Stone Walling

Bradley Reeve Landscaping, stone walling, patios.Tel: 015395 58221 or 07788 688427.


General/caravan/BOAT storage. Lawler 34136.


HETAS Approved Installer of Wood & Multi-fuel Stoves. Chimney Lining and all associated works. Contact us on Tel 07920 117 047 or 01229 587419 Email: telfords001@

Tai Chi

FOR STRENGTH & VITALITY.Mondays 7.30-9pm. 6 weeks £30. Beginners taster £5. St Paul’s Parish Hall, Kents Bank Road. Info Graham Dyer 58132

Tiler & Plasterer Tiler & Plasterer Also general builder Time served Tradesman David Wilson. Tel: 58624. Mobile: 07765 999 456


Language Tuition By Professional Linguist in French, German, Spanish & Portuguese up to A Level or just conversational. Tel: Emilia Giffney 015395 34798 Mb 0786 751 3299. MATHS TUITION Dr Helen Edwards Examiner and experienced maths tutor – offers secondary tuition tailored to individual requirements. Early start gives best opportunity for improvement. For more information phone 015395 33586 MUSIC TEACHER: LRAM,ARCM.Vocal and Piano tuition. Theory: coaching for examinations. 015395 32875 EXPERT ENGLISH TUITION – GCSE,Advanced Level, Baccalaureates, University Studies. Contact Angela Monkman BrushettTel:015395 34012 or


DOORS & CONSERVATORIES From complete new installations, to minor repairs. We Assess, Advise, Appraise and Act – Contact the specialists ConserVCARE: 015395 35311 mob: 07768 322259

Venue for all Occasions HALECAT HOUSE & GARDENS Available for holiday lets and as a wedding venue 015395 52387

VIDEO/DVD Services

MEMORIES PRESERVED FOREVER photos, videos, VHS transferred to DVD creatively and professionally. 01229 463375 email


The Lantern Charity Shop needs “Good as New” items. Open: Thurs, Fri, Sat 9.30am - 4.30pm. Church Rd, Allithwaite. Tel: 33458. Wanted - TOOLS, gardening, joinery, engineering etc. Garages cleared. Tel 32793 Old stamp albums Collections, accumulations, etc. (Collector not dealer) Tel: 015395 34482. VINYL RECORDS bought, anything considered.Tel 0780 524 6743 / 015395 58627

windows Stuart Bricklebank Traditional & Contemporary Design - Repairs Encapsulation (double glazing) Witherslack 015395 52036 07759 415516



British Eagle Infinity mountain bike complete & in working cond £55ono.LOGIK 26” LEDTV w DVD & HD ready,almost new £85ono (cost £200). 36603 2 Sunflower reclining chairs, as new £35/pair. Wastomaster for caravan £20. Sit on 1-man kayak £95. 34082 2 x 6 mounted & framed fishing flies £35ea.Water feature w fountain & pump £50. 2 lampshades metal coolies, blue, new £10ea. Large wind chimes £40. Framed owl photo new £30. 33185 Brass candelabra £20. Mission speakers as new £30. Denon CD/radio as new £30. 38800 Creda tumble dryer £45.John Lewis ceramic hob perfect cond £100. 33027 Kitchen booster seat £3. Lipski highchair from youth to junior £5. Black metal child fireguard £5. 58020 White goose feather & down duvet 10.5tog king size, never used £50. 33702 Fire surround, joiner made, painted white vgc £40. Flavel Regent gas fire vgc £10. 36069 Cast iron fireplaces: 2 at £15ea and one £8. 35544 Wolfcraft multi-purpose work & machine table, never used £80. 33697. Corby 7700 Trouser Press in mahogany £35. 34235 TomTom Satnav, in-car & mains chargers £25. 32641 Cot & large fire guard & car seat & aquarium all £10ea. 34482 2 seater Bed Settee opens to single bed, dark green, vgc £25. 35403 Edwardian cake stand vgc £60. 32322 Clarke power generator 700watt w manual £55ono. 07933 765 397 Hotpoint fridge freezer, immaculate complete w instructions (cost £419) £200. 32347 LED TV 19” w DVD player £80. 32765 Exercise cycle, vgc £25. 35260 Men’s Barbour sleeveless jacket size 44”, new £45. Ladies’ Aquascutum green coat size M £60. 36579 BBC Frozen Planet book & 3 DVDs, giftboxed, new £30. Nokia pay-as-you-go mobile, new in box £10. 32739 Exercise Stepper £10.Various ELC;HappylandVillage,Little Touch Leap Pad, Rocket, Moon Buggy £3 - £10. Doctors play set £4. Charlie & Lola Wooden Playhouse incl 3 play sets £5. Thomas the Tank Engine helter skelter train set £3. 34799

Keep fit & exercise at home with a

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07740 174 537 Carpentry & Joinery

David Postlethwaite Ltd Carpentry & Joinery • Kitchen Fitting • All aspects of internal joinery • Fencing & Decking • uPVC / Wooden facia, doors & windows • No VAT on Labour Cost • Free Estimates

Tel: 015395 36962 Mob: 078 1597 8998


Cleaner required for busy little Builders Merchants. Approx. 8 hours per week but days/times can be arranged to suit.

Built on Reputation

For further information call Mike on 015395 34404 or pop in at Station Yard, Grange-over-Sands.

All aspects of Carpentry & Joinery Doors • Staircases • Window frames • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Loft Conversions • Extensions Free Estimates • Fully Insured Established 10 years

Brambles, Church Walk, Flookburgh

Tel: 015395 59035


YOGA FOR ALL: Become stronger, more flexible, relaxed and revitalised. Monday, 7-8.30 pm, Grange Methodist Hall. Newcomers welcome. Fully qualified and experienced teacher. Contact Cathy Lubelska,BWY Dip. REPs Level 3, on 015395 34377 or 0781 429 2266.

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

Free for Sale

Free for Sale next deadline is Tuesday 19th Nov, subject to space. Single items max £200, in writing to our offices or e-mail: and supply name and address Yamaha organ, good working order – free to collect.36060 Impressive Victorian Mahogany chest of drawers w brass handles £75ono. 32265 3-piece suite w 3-seater, green floral design £50. 2 single drawer divan beds, £20ea. Myers mattress as new £20. Bedside armchair commode £20. 4-wheel walking frame w brakes £30. 58513 Mahogany TV corner unit + small sideboard + corner display cabinet + small table £150ono. (will sell separate) 0773 302 6628 Quality Oak coffee/occasional table 68x68x47cm £75ono (cost £300). 0783 785 4554 Electric Singer Sewing Machine,top of the range,excellent cond £100. 58346 Underbed tray, white plastic £15. Pale blue valance (large single bed) £5ono. 32905 150 self adhesive Vinyl Floor Tiles, Parquet Style 30p ea. 07810 888 640 Dandy’s superking chocolate leather effect sleigh bed £150ono. 35465 eve

Grange over Sands 150m2 Commercial building to let Excellent situation in the town centre with level access off wide cul-de-sac. Toilet facilities. All enquiries


Window cleaning experienced window cleaner. Available for work, any area, reasonable rates. Tel: 015395 35062 GRANGE WINDOW CLEANERS For a free quote phone David 0750 777 1890. Support local. SKB WINDOW CLEANING any window, any height glass, frames, sills, doors cleaned every time. solar panels, gutters, conservatories. Fully insured Simon - 015395 61107 or 07783802192


Holker Garden Festival - Show Ground Planner Required (Jan – June 2014) This event is held annually in June. The post will join a small team preparing for this important event and involves designing CAD plans for over 250 stands, marquees and attractions. Subsequently marking out the actual site in line with the agreed plans. The candidate must have applicable experience. Hours flexible, option to work from home, approximately 220 hours for project. Would suit retired person. Apply to Jillian Rouse, Festival Manager or telephone 015395 58328. For more details see Applications by Friday 15th November. Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark in Cartmel, Grange over Sands LA11 7PL Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 30

The on ly Locksm iths based in Grange

All Lock Problems Solved • Trading Standards Approved • Locks Opened, Fitted & Repaired • Domestic, Commercial & Auto • Car Keys Cut & Programmed • Police (CRB) Checked • 24 Hour, 7 Day Service • OAP Discount


car servicing & repairs

Lake District Mobile Locksmith

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Replacement uPVC

D.J. Marwood

Electronic locks, door/gates, Secure Entry Systems Access control/intercom Discrete Service Locks changed Police CRB Approved

Car Servicing and Repair Tyres & Exhausts Diagnostics for all vehicles Now selling car oils, accessories & parts Unit 17, Alnat Business Park, Lindale 015395 33515

Call for a quote/estimate Tel: 015395 68170 Mob: 0782 748 1922

please call for any enquiries and for free quotes Also double glazed units into wood and aluminium Peter Moorby 5 Mill Close Cark in Cartmel Cumbria LA11 7PB

Tel: 07971 053 791


joinery & Building Contractor

Tony Hudson

W.G. Brownlie Joinery & Building Contractors

• Extensions • Renovations • Loft Conversions • Refurbishments • Replacement Windows, Doors & Conservatories in uPVC or Timber • Hardwood Flooring Specialists All high quality Bespoke Joinery Extensive local experience in holiday homes & second homes since 1999 IGLS. 29 Greengate, Levens, Cumbria. LA8 8NF

New Window and Door Installations Existing Window & Door Repairs

Your Local Landscape Gardener and General Builder Mini Digger available Mobile: 0779 1517 680 Home: 015395 35918

Chris Shawcross

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

Tel: 015395 58214 Mob: 0789 969 0259


Tel: 015395 60673 Mob: 07810 602999

email: Joinery & Building Contractor


Your local reliable roofing service

JOINER & BUILDING SERVICES New Builds Renovations Kitchens

Extensions Loft Conversions Bathrooms

Specialising in all aspects of roofing incl. Natural Slate

uPVC & Timber Windows, Doors & Conservatories From Design To insTallaTion 25 years experience no VaT on labour

Tel: 015395 64587 Mob: 0787 602 5976 E-Mail: Building Services

Cartmel Construction All aspects of building work undertaken • New builds • Extensions • Renovations

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• Block/Brickwork • Tiling • Stonework • Hard landscaping • Plastering • FREE Estimate

07515 812 409 or 07580 082 574

Painting & decorating

Steven Lycett • • • •

Painter & Decorator 30 Years Experience Exterior & Interior Free Estimates

• Slate & Tile repair

• Re-Roofs

• Chimney Work

• Lead Work

• Guttering

• All Felt & Fibreglass flat roofs.

• Ridge tiles

• Wood & UPVC Facia Boards

We offer a full loft conversion service from initial planning application through to completion of work. Registered METROTILE suppliers and installers. METROTILE can be used on log cabins, lodges and domestic outbuildings. METROTILE carries a Manufacturer’s Guarantee of 40 years.

Registered Velux window installer

Grange: 015395 35635 Mobile: 07770 303033 Email: Free Estimates

Tel: 015395 32135 Mob: 07747 145 766 Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 31


Learners Pass Plus Motorway


Defensive Advanced Improvement

Driving Assessments/Confidence Building Manual & Automatic Peter Stas ADI (top grade) Ex-police instructor Donna Watson ADI ROSPA Advanced Driver

Glazing & Joinery Service

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

Building Services

Hodgson Builders Your local choice for all building & roofing work

See our web site Tel: 07900 435409 015395 35201

David Rockliffe General BUILDING LTD

All aspects of building work undertaken. Extensions, plastering, tiling etc. Over 30 years experience. No VAT on labour (015395) 33530 or 0775 4439694

joinery & Building Contractor


David Melling & Partners

Full range of building & design services Call us for knowledgeable free advice and estimates



David Melling Tel 015395 32840 Mobile 07817939971 e-mail Members of Federation of Master Builders and Trust Mark

GAN LOJoinery I.R& .Quality Building Services No VAT on labour

Mobile: 07712 556904

Stewart Hadwin 015395 31096

Electrical contractors & services Leven Valley Electrics

Tel: 015395 35983

FREE Theory Test trial see Safe driving – an investment for life

Painting & Decorating

Replacement Double Glazing Windows & Doors in wood & uPVC by quality craftsman. FENSA Registered. No VAT.

From individual sockets to full rewires

The local service you can rely on Tel: 015395 30370

Discounts for O.A.Ps Cleaning out gutters. Tel: 0773 236 2186 Great prices for interior work or external staining

C.K. Mills

Painting & Decorating General Carpentry For all your property restoration & maintenance needs. 25 yrs exp. Tel: 015395 33640 Mob: 07776 360190 Email:

Plumbing & Heating


Wareing & Son

Plumbing & Heating Engineers Locally established with over 40 years experience. No Call Out Fee Prompt, friendly service

Tel: 34063 or 35425

A. Tyson

Aerial Specialists

Plumbing and Heating Over 20 years experience

T. Dixon

Gas Central Heating & Bathroom Installer Corgi Registered

Est. 1968 North WesT Aerial Specialists

Free Estimates Telephone: 015395 32761 Mobile: 0796 7384114

43 years experience. Free estimates, All work guaranteed Aerial & satellite specialist Grange and district covered on a daily Basis

High Quality • Friendly Service at Reasonable Rates


Miniheat Ltd.

Head Office, 7 Pinewood Avenue, Bare, Morecambe, Lancs. LA4 6HW. Tel: 01524 415969 Mob: 07814 388756

Est. 1968


Plumbing and Heating Engineers - Gas Service and Repair - NG/LPG

Economical Taxis Ltd

2 devonshire place, kents bank road, grange-over-sands

P & J Bushell

015395 32053

Adrian A. Turner Ltd

Plumbing & Heating Engineer

Seaports, Stations and Airports

Tel: 015395 34775 Mob: 0782 181 3062

(Manchester Daily)


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



Big ones, little ones and everything in between. From 2cu.ft to 16cu.ft - all in stock Grange Now - November 2013 - Page 32

4, 6, 8 & 16 seater mini-buses and a disabled access vehicle available

Ring Paul or Joan Tel: Flookburgh 58901

20, Beetham Road Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7QR

015395 62017

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