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Film awards gold for school SIGNHILLS Infants’ School in Cleethorpes is celebrating after scooping gold at the National Schools’ Film and Animation Awards. Page 3

SCHOOL children took to the streets of Cleethorpes with speed guns in a bid to catch out motorists and tackle road safety. A total of 18 children from St Peter’s School carried out an hourlong survey in the area surrounding the school, which has been designated a 20 miles-per-hour zone, under the watchful eyes of Humberside Police PCSOs as part of Road Safety Week. They collated information such as number and types of vehicles on the road and number of offences committed, as well as speeds of vehicles. Pictured operating the police speed register camera are St Peter’s Primary School pupils Connor Gelder and Shelbie Clark.

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Street gets in party spirit SCORES of people are expected to pack into the Sea View Street area of Cleethorpes tomorrow night (Friday) for a huge Christmas extravaganza. Page 10

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Bumper guide to what’s on COLOURFUL personality Christine Hamilton will help Grimsby 70 Round Table celebrate 75 years of existence. Found out more, plus details of scores of other local events. Pages 29-33

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Resort saltmarsh debate hots up BY JIM WRIGHT Reporter

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‘Pier was in perilous state’ CLEETHORPES historian and local author Alan Dowling, in his weekly column, looks back at August Bank Holiday Monday 1892 and the state of the resort’s pier. Page 20

RESORT businesses have been urged to air their views on the encroachment of the saltmarsh off Cleethorpes seafront. The appeal, from the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, follows arguments on either side of the debate, voiced at a select committee looking into the issue. The mud-loving grass is popular with over-wintering waders, ducks and geese, but unpopular with those who fear it could soon take over the sandy stretch between the pier and the leisure centre. On Tuesday this week diggers removed small areas near to the leisure centre as part of an ongoing study into the saltmarsh being conducted by Hull University. At the North East Lincolnshire Council select committee meeting, Cllr John Fenty (Con, New Waltham and Humberston) called for action now to remove the marsh before it was too late. Although such an initiative would put the council at risk of prosecution – with the possibility, on conviction, of a £40,000 fine – it would raise the profile of an issue of huge importance. “We’ve been pussyfooting around for too long,” he said. “We’re getting nowhere fast.

Members of North East Lincolnshire Council’s saltmarsh select committee, left to right, chairman Cllr Vickers, Cllr Doug Pickett, Cllr Mick Burnett, Cllr Fenty and Mr Fleming of English Nature. Let’s get on with it and face the consequences. “Failing to act is holding back regeneration and putting the future of our tourist industry at stake. Lots of livelihoods lie on the back of this issue.” Agreement came from Cllr David Hornby (Con, Scartho) who urged: “Let's do it! It’s time to start to put people and

their livelihoods before the welfare of the flaming birds.” Cllr Leanor Pidgen (Lib-Dem, Croft Baker) said most people respected wildlife, but were adamant that the sands of the main holiday beach should be protected. “They don’t want to keep hearing ecothis, eco that,” she said. “They’re fed up

with having the environment shoved down their throats.” Portfolio holder for tourism Cllr Colin Eastwell (Lib-Dem, Croft Baker) estimated the industry to be about 11 per cent of the borough’s economy, bringing in important revenue to the council, for instance in foreshore parking charges. Noting that it would be at least another two years before a Hull University study into saltmarsh spread was completed, he insisted: “Time is of the essence – we can’t wait that long. “Something’s got to be done to halt the advance of this weed.” A worrying note was also sounded by guest house owner and Cleethorpes in Bloom chairman Bob Callison, who emphasised the fears of those with a stake in the tourism industry – cafes, restaurants, rock shop owners, hoteliers and other guest house owners. “People who want to sit on grass go to the countryside, not the beach – anyway saltmarsh is not the sort of grass anyone wants to sit on,” he said. Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway boss Cllr Chris Shaw (Lab, Sidney Sussex) acknowledged that “green tourism” offered growth potential, but claimed those who  Continued on Page 2.


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School pupils target Avenue driving safety BY SAMANTHA BLAKE Repor ter

SCHOOL children took to the streets of Cleethorpes with speed guns in a bid to catch out motorists and tackle road safety. Humberside Police PCSOs organised the scheme as part of Road Safety Week, in partnership with Doug Wright, North East Lincolnshire Council School Crossing Patrol Manager. Eighteen children from St Peter’s Primary School carried out an hour-long survey in the area surrounding the premises, which has been designated a 20 milesper-hour zone. They collated information about the number of pedestrians, number and types of vehicles on the

As part of their Road Safety Week project, pupils of St Peter’s Primary School in Cleethorpes are shown by PCSO Shaun Lee how a speed register camera is used. road and number of offences committed, as well as recording the speeds of vehicles travelling along St Peter’s Avenue. A total of 26 vehicles exceeded the 20 miles-per-hour speed limit and drivers were also recorded using mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts. PCSO Shaun Lee said the initiative had had a dual purpose. “We want to educate the children and make them aware of the dangers on the roads around their

school and other roads when they are out with friends and family,” he said. “We also want to show a high visibility in the area around the school to encourage drivers to drive within the speed limits. “At this time of the year with the dark nights drawing in drivers need to take extra care, especially when travelling in built up areas such as St Peter’s Avenue and around schools.” St Peter’s Primary School

deputy head teacher Lee Dolphin said: “After the speed limit was lowered, the children were concerned about cars that speed past and the safety around the school. “We also wanted to show them how important it is that they wear their fluorescent jackets and they’ve realised how much more visible they are to traffic when they do. “It’s definitely been beneficial and it’s nice to have the road safety team involved.”

Adult social care ‘performing well’ AN innovative partnership between North East Lincolnshire Council and the North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus (CTP) has been awarded a grading of “performing well” for adult social care services. The grade three rating was announced by the Care Quality Commission yesterday (Wednesday). The partnership between the two bodies was formed two years ago and is the only one of its kind in the Yorkshire and Humber region. A pat on the back for nurses and others who provide care and support for the elderly on behalf of the

Care Trust Plus followed publication of the report. “They are doing a tremendous job,” said Cleethorpes-based Cllr Malcolm Morland, portfolio holder for adult social care. The report praised how staff worked across a spectrum of care services, not least in ensuring that the dignity of patients and clients was safeguarded. Other categories where the Care Quality Commission said care employees were doing a great job included encouraging emotional well-being and eliminating discrimination or harassment.

Cllr Morland (Lib-Dem, Sidney Sussex) believed the progress reflected the wisdom two years ago of merging sister departments of North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) and the former primary care trust to ensure operational excellence goes hand-in-hand with organisational alignment. “Bringing health and social care services together has clearly made a significant difference,” he said. Equally pleased was NELC’s executive director for community services Andrew Milner, who said: “It is vitally important that those adults receiving social care are

helped to live independently. “It is far better if they can take more control over the decisions and services that affect their lives.” But there will be no resting on laurels. “We will continue to drive forward improvements,” he said. The chief executive of Care Trust Plus, Jane Lewington, also welcomed the report and agreed that staff deserved all the plaudits. “We are all thrilled,” she enthused. “It demonstrates our commitment to providing quality services to those who require them.”

Resort saltmarsh debate hots up  Continued from Page 1. came to see the birds spent little money locally. “They fill up with petrol in Sheffield, then come here with sandwiches and a Thermos flask,” he argued. A different perspective came from Bernard Fleming, of English Nature, who said his organisation was committed to finding a solution, but confirmed it would oppose efforts to remove saltmarsh. He reminded the meeting of the council’s legal responsibility to safeguard a habitat of UK, European and global ecological importance. He went on to accuse councillors of being “Canutish” in seeking to resist the proliferation of vegetation which he maintained was a natural estuarial process arising from the accretion of mud.

Urging no action until completion of a fiveyear Hull University survey on the subject, he said: “You can no more halt a natural process than King Canute could hold back the waves.” In a slide presentation, Mr Fleming showed one of the beaches at Southport where the only effect of saltmarsh removal with mechanical diggers had been to leave a muddy morass that resembled the worst kind of building site. One solution, he suggested, might be for the council to adopt a less intensive beach-cleaning regime, which might encourage a spread outwards of sand dunes so that they “rolled over on to areas currently occupied by saltmarsh”. Cllr Fenty accused English Nature of indulging in a “conceited experiment” at the expense of Cleethorpes and its people. “What you’re doing is utterly unbearable,” he protested. Further meetings of the saltmarsh select com-

mittee, which is chaired by Cllr Martin Vickers (Con, Scartho) are likely to be held later this winter, possibly with evidence from representatives of organisations such as the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and someone with expertise in promoting eco-tourism. Anne Tate, from the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, urged businesses to make their voices heard. “The saltmarsh is an issue which has been discussed in local area council. We have been approached and we will be providing evidence to the select committee. “In the meantime, we are canvassing views of Cleethorpes businesses and would welcome representations on this issue.” They should be sent to A.Tate@hull-humberchamber.co.uk, call (01472) 342981 or write to the chamber at the Port Offices, Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, DN31 3LL.


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AN injured rider was airlifted from Cleethorpes beach to hospital after falling from her horse. The woman, from the town’s Silver Shoe Equestrian Centre in Sea View Street, suffered neck and back injuries after her horse stumbled. A 999 call was made by the equestrian centre following the incident at lunchtime on Tuesday. Faced with an incoming tide, the council’s Beach Safety Team was tasked to take a paramedic to the casualty, who was more than a mile out. Beach safety officers Pat Gilding and Pete Mason assisted and gave GPS co-ordinates to direct the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance. The casualty was airlifted to the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. Robert Chalmers, resort manager for North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “The fast incoming tide added some extra pressure and concerns about whether to move the casualty to a safer location. However, the Air Ambulance arrived at 12.50pm and airlifted her away. The tide surrounded the area at 1.05pm.”

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SIGNHILLS Infants’ School is celebrating after scooping gold at the National Schools’ Film and Animation Awards. The pupils’ film, called “Reduce, reuse, recycle”, won the top award after beating off competition from Rotherham and Redbridge. Seven Year 2 pupils, who have now moved up to the junior school, were given the task of making a twominute film that was cross curricular-based and able to reach a wide audience. The children were in charge of the details, including the theme, script, storyboard and edits. After taking only a day to complete, the film stormed the regional awards, held at Grimsby Auditorium, before the youngsters discovered they had been shortlisted for the national honour. The glittering awards ceremony, held in London, was hosted by competition judge Floella Benjamin OBE. Janet Soper, who teaches ICT at the school and led the project, said: “The children really enjoyed it and came across very well. “It encourages them – every parent has a camera and the children get so much out of seeing their work on screen.”

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Pictured left to right, Year 2 teacher K erry Ashton, head teacher Jane Powell and ICT teacher Janet Soper with winning students, left to right, Abbie Worrall, Ruth Blanchard, Cassius Kirkley, Archie Lumby, Francesca Yates, Bella Smith and George Wood. Above right, Cassius and Francesca show off the regional and national awards scooped by the school. Kerry Ashton, Year 2 teacher, said: “Other schools had been in the competition for seven or eight years and this was our first entry. “We just did it for fun really, to get experience of using the camera. We didn’t take it too seriously but because the children had so much input it came through.

“They were so excited to win.” Head teacher Jane Powell was delighted. She said: “It is the way forward. It’s a good way to convey messages. It boosts self esteem. “Education shouldn’t be all about results. Making learning fun is a great way to encourage participation and

promote better educational outcomes. “Going to the awards was also a learning curve for the children – they entered and were shortlisted and knew that they might not win their category. “But we did and it’s a big achievement; one we’re all very proud of.”

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Loved ones are remembered A SPECIAL service organised by a funeral director will remember loved ones who have passed away. The service, organised by Sentiments Independent Funeral Home of Chantry Lane, Grimsby, will take place on Saturday (December 5) at St Hugh’s Church in Haycroft Street, in the town at 3pm, followed by a buffet, tea and coffee. If you would like your loved one’s name mentioned during the service or require further information, please contact (01472) 506350.

Emily Pullan receives the Business Studies award from Brian Uren. Left: The English award nominees, left to right: Emily Pullan, Laura Hill, Joseph Farmery, Samantha Creed and winner Bethany Andrews.

Help required THE cancer and older people’s health and wellbeing collaboratives at North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus (CTP) are looking for new team members to help raise awareness among the general public. The collaboratives work with teams within the community in raising awareness through campaigns and events. The teams are made up of people who want to help improve the quality of life of others in their community. If you’d like to create a team for your area or want to know more about the collaboratives, contact Julie Grimmer or Martin Wakefield on (01472) 232261/67.

Special events THE area around Fiveways will play host to the latest Community Engagement Week. Residents from Sidney Sussex, East Marsh and Heneage will get the chance to participate in various activities from Monday (December 7) to Saturday. Community Engagement Week allows residents to express their opinion and influence the decisions the council and its local partners make in the borough. For a complete schedule of events please visit the council’s website, www.nelincs.gov.uk

School celebrates its many classy students BY SAMANATHA BLAKE Reporter

HUMBERSTON Maths and Computing College presentation evening was opened by head boy Curtis Allenby, who declared the school’s achievements as “something to be proud of”. Curtis welcomed guests along with head girl Elle Fulcher, thanking them for coming to “celebrate their success” after gaining the school’s best ever GCSE results. Head teacher Brian Sarahan followed by reading out a message given to him by a parent. “Please could I thank all members of staff who have contributed to my son’s tremendous exam results,” it said. “He has today been fully accepted into the RAF, much of which is down to the help, support and hard work of the staff at Humberston. “For me,” Mr Sarahan continued, “this is what schools are about.” “Our job is to prepare young people for whatever they want to do in the future. Unfortunately for me, I was only head teacher for a few weeks before last year’s Year 11 moved on.

“I can honestly say, however, that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far and I believe it’s the best decision I’ve made as a head teacher to take this job.” The school was placed in special measures by Ofsted following an inspection last December. This led to the resignation of then head. “I’ve seen schools where, for the next six months, the staff wallow in self pity and students get an awful deal, but staff at Humberston didn’t do that,” said Mr Sarahan. “I put that down to the way Jim Cunningham came in back in January and helped them get through that time to make sure none of the students suffered. “We’ve set very high targets for the current Year 11 – they’re very aspirational and next summer, when you pick up the local press and read the headlines, I want you to be able to say ‘wow’. “My pledge to you as head teacher is we’ll always have a personal touch and old fashioned values.” Brian Uren, ex-business studies teacher and deputy head, presented

the awards. He said: “This is the 23rd consecutive Humberston presentation evening I’ve attended and I can say that the class of 2009 are absolutely up there with the best so well done to them.” Following vocal performances by Lauren Smith and Naomi McLernon, chair of governors Wendy Bagnall closed proceedings. She said: “I’d like to thank all the staff for a tremendous year. It’s been a rocky year but everyone’s worked extremely hard and I’d like to say a big thank you to the parents for raising such wonderful students. “Please always remember our motto – to go out there and pursue your excellence.” Award winners: English, Bethany Andrews; Mathematics, Anique Cox; Science, Laura Hill; ICT, Peter Shaw; Art, Laura Hill; Geography, James Yeatman; History, Adam Helland; Business Studies, Emily Pullan; Modern Foreign Languages, Rachel Woodward; Music and Drama, Naomi McLernon; Media Studies, Lucy Telford; Physical Education, Lee Corry; Health and Social Care, Tessa Soper;

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SUMMARY Work results in long tailbacks HUGE tailbacks were caused by roadworks on the main route into Grimsby and Cleethorpes. North East Lincolnshire Council apologised after hundreds of people were caught up in Tuesday’s traffic jams following resurfacing work on the A180 Westgate. Hopes the road would be re-open by the middle of the afternoon were dashed by the cold weather and congestion, said a council spokesperson. It opened later in the evening. “North East Lincolnshire Council would again apologise for the delays and disruption these works are causing and would like to assure all road users, residents and businesses that the works will be completed as quickly and safely as possible,“ said the spokesperson.

Clock appeal MECHANICAL work has been completed on the clock at Cleethorpes train station, now the Town Team is asking for your help. They hope to restore the clock to its former glory by painting it in its original colours; however old photographs of the clock are only available in black and white. If you know of the original clock colours, please contact the Cleethorpes Chronicle on (01472) 204020 or news@cleethorpeschronicle.co.uk.

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Bright future beckons BY SARAH SPENCER Repor ter

THE new principal designate of the joint faith school to be opened in Cleethorpes next year believes it has a very exciting future. Peter Cantley (43) anticipates St Andrew’s College, due to open its doors in September, as being a learning environment where outstanding teaching and learning takes place. He sees it as benefiting from state-of-the-art buildings and inhouse facilities and supported by the specialisms of the current Matthew Humberstone Church

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School wins praise THE Matthew Humberstone Church of England School in Cleethorpes has been highly praised in a new report. “The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Matthew Humberstone as a Church of England school are “good� it states, continuing that “the school is making remarkable progress because of the head teacher’s Christian related vision and professional vigour�. The fi fin ndings are revealed in a National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools Report, written following a visit last month. It states head teacher Stephen Cook “has created a partnership of trust with the hard working and committed Interim Executive Board, talented and skilful staff and a stu-

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dent body growing in self-confi fid dence. “A developing Christian ethos with managerial openness and trustworthiness has renewed a sense of pride in this school, where everybody matters and Christian values predominate.� The Chatsworth Place school was placed under special measures by Ofsted in 2006, however was later given a clean bill of health after working hard to make improvements with support from staff at Healing School. It is due to close at the end of the current academic year and be replaced by a new joint Anglican Roman Catholic church school on its former Clee Road lower school site, with new buildings planned for 2012. The report listed the school’s established strengths as: Christian based leadership and management styles based on transparency and trust. Readiness on the part of staff and students to try new things and embrace new ideas. Purposeful en-

couragement of an inclusive global outlook, inclusivity and respect for a variety of beliefs. It stated that Matthew Humberstone, through its distinctive Christian character, was good at meeting the needs of all learners, that the impact of collective worship on the school community was good, and the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school was good. Focus for development was listed as: Develop an agreed and inclusive Christian ethos suitable for incorporation in the new joint church college into which the school will be merged. Build a closer working partnership with the local Anglican church communities to develop an effective school chaplaincy. Develop increased student participation in the planning and delivery of collective worship in an imaginative way. Implement a systematic evaluation of the impact of collective worship on the school community.

of England School and St Mary’s Roman Catholic School, Grimsby, from which it will be formed. St Andrew’s will be located at the Chatsworth Place home of Matthew Humberstone, with new buildings planned under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project for 2012 on the site of the former Matthew lower school on Clee Road. Mr Cantley said: “My vision for St Andrew’s College is that it will offer an education which is fun, exciting and enjoyable, and that it will progress to becoming recognised by Ofsted as being ‘outstanding’. “It is my hope that it will then move on to become a world class school, exceptional for its student achievement in conventional educational terms and for its international projects. “I want to ensure that young people who attend the college are not only equipped to change the world for the better in the future, but are changing the world for the better.� Mr Cantley, currently the deputy headteacher at Canon Slade School, a high performing school in Bolton, believes there is no reason why St Andrew’s College should not eventually achieve outstanding results.

The range of GCSE equivalent qualifications available through OCR Nationals, NVQs and BTECs provide the right frameworks for all students to excel. State-of-the-art ICT facilities will be provided to support independent learning in all subjects and to encourage the development of fast track courses. He will encourage subject leaders to take full advantage of the master classes on offer from universities, in order to further enrich the students’ education and to foster students’ ambitions to pursue further study in higher education. He will also seek to subsidise the postgraduate study of staff at all levels, particularly where such study is closely linked to key features of the school improvement plan. Mr Cantley said: “In developing the school’s specialisms in business, enterprise, humanities and languages, I will look to the subject leaders of these areas to blaze a trail of excellence in curriculum delivery and to benefit every subject in the school through sharing their good practice and keeping all members of the teaching staff abreast of outstanding national practice within the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust network.

“I will encourage a creative approach to the delivery of these specialisms through cross-curricular project days, trips, visits, and work experience related activities.� Mr Cantley said he had visited the students councils of St Mary’s and Matthew Humberstone this week and found the pupils to be “wonderful�. He hoped St Andrew’s would be a “beacon of reconciliation� and become involved in supporting charitable projects around the world focused on bringing together groups previously at loggerheads. Matthew Humberstone was placed under special measures by Ofsted in 2006, however has since been given a clean bill of health. “My impression is that Matthew Humberstone has real momentum at the moment and is progressing well in terms of having moved out of special measures. It also recently had a church school inspection which rated it as being good,� He said St Andrew’s presented exciting opportunities for a new start. It will be the only joint church trust school in the country School’s awards night – see page 17.

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Apology over sound blunder AN apology has been issued by Waltham Parish Council chairman Cllr Martin Archer over a glitch which marred the village’s Remembrance Day event. Many of those who attended the event complained that they had been unable to hear the proceedings. It was unclear, for instance, when the two-minute silence began and when it ended. At least one villager wrote a letter of protest to the parish council, saying she would have been better advised to have stayed at home and watched the coverage on television.

Others “tut-tutted� to individual councillors. The parish council had only recently purchased a new public address system, so the question was asked “What went wrong?� According to Cllr Archer, it was quite simple – the microphone had not been switched on. He had been involved in other aspects of the event, such as the parade, and had been unaware of the oversight until it was too late. “I can only apologise,� said the chairman. “It will not happen again.�

Village website off to good start THE new Waltham website has got off to a fl fly ying start According to parish clerk Lesley Leach, it attracted no fewer than 222 visitors November 1-29. Of these, eight left messages about community affairs which could help councillors in the formulation of future policy. Cllr Bill Frisby suggested that, in future, the council should consider setting up a dedicated debating page to allow residents to swap comments among themselves and the wider community on topical issues.

However, such a practice could result in some of the submissions being frivolous, vexatious or even libellous – putting the reputation of the council at risk, it was stated during the discussions. It was agreed that, at least for the time being, the comments should have restricted access, though the clerk and the chairman, Cllr Martin Archer, will be able to print them off for wider distribution if deemed appropriate. The site can be visited at: www.walthamparishcouncil.org.uk

Hopes raised over play areas HOPES are rising of a start to construction of two ambitious new play areas for Waltham. One, off Neville Turner Way, would be for under-10s and funded to the tune of ÂŁ50,000 by North East Lincolnshire Council. The other, for older children, would be developed on Mount Pleasant, subject to ÂŁ40,000 parish council monies being matched by external grants of a similar amount.

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At the December meeting of the parish council, members thrashed out equipment requirements and designs as submitted by two of the various companies that have expressed an interest in becoming involved. Pupils of Leas Junior School are being consulted and any other interested individuals are welcome to inspect the proposals which are on file in the parish council office.

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Traffic ideas create a storm BY JIM WRIGHT Reporter

A REVIEW of village traffic arrangements has whipped up a hornets’ nest in Waltham. It has sparked anguish for some residents and resulted in the resignation of the chairman of the parish council’s fivemember traffic management sub-group. The idea that has triggered most controversy is one to ease pressure on High Street by creating a one-way system with its main route along Kirkgate. Among seven concerned villagers who attended this week’s December parish council meeting was Jenny Bunn, of 11 Kirkgate, who voiced strong objections. “Kirkgate is narrow and twisted,� she said. “It is patently not equipped to deal with any increased volume of traffic.� The speaker went on to warn that the introduction of street furniture such as belisha beacons and bus shelters would have the effect of reducing property values. She said that already one shelter near her home was a magnet for noise, rubbish and incidents fuelled by alcohol or drugs. “Sometimes it keeps my son awake at night,� she said.

30-home Ings Lane plan gets red light A CONTROVERSIAL scheme for a 30-home development in a scenic part of Waltham has been refused. Although the parish council was still awaiting confirmation, this was confirmed by Cllr Philip Jackson who is both a ward representative and chairman of North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee. Neither he nor the planning committee had any part in the decision, which was made under delegated powers on the recommendation of senior case officer Bill Turner. In his report on the application at a site off Ings Lane, Mr Turner said “inadequate provision� had been made for pedestrian safety along the lane from its junction with Grove Lane. He went on to describe the scale of the proposed development as “cramped� such that it would “unduly detract from the character of the area�. He was also concerned that no provision had been made for affordable housing to allow “the creation of a mixed, sustainable and inclusive community�. The applicant, Gary Lister, has the option of submitting an amended application or appealing.

Also present was Robin Foster, though he reserved his right to speak until a more opportune time. The issue has become a big debating issue in the village and prompted comments on the new parish council website. One of them – which was anonymous – accused sub-group chairman Cllr Bill Frisby of having a prejudicial interest because he lived in the High Street. In the wake of the furore, he has taken advice from North East Lincolnshire Council’s monitoring officer Rob Walsh and stepped down – not just from the chairmanship but from the group. But this has sparked fresh controversy with both Cllr Paul Teanby and Cllr Keith Baker expressing support for their colleague. Said Cllr Teanby: “I am very cross. Bill has come up with a lot of positive ideas on a range of issues that need addressing – parking provision, cycleways, child safety, bus stop locations and much else.� Cllr Baker said it was “totally wrong�

Don’t burn your bangers KEEP a close eye on those sausages under the grill! That was the message from Waltham fire officer David Scott at the monthly meeting of Waltham Parish Council. These have been the cause of at least two

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for Cllr Frisby to have felt compelled to step down, simply because of his home address. “We all live in Waltham,� he said. “We all have an interest in this.� Cllr Frisby said the debate had become “bogged down� on the issue of a oneway system. “The group has simply been exploring how to improve traffic flow for the wider benefit of the village,� he said. Parish vice chairman Cllr Peter Woodliff suggested introducing parking restrictions on High Street might ease flow, but he acknowledged such a measure would be opposed by business owners. Chairman Cllr Martin Archer said the ongoing ructions risked “blighting� certain properties and urged the sub-group to complete its work, then come up with proposals or options which could be debated by the parish council in due course. However, because of the ill-feeling, it was not clear who would take on the chairmanship or even when the subgroup would next meet.

MEMBERS of Home-Start North East Lincolnshire gathered to hear about the charity’s successful year, at the annual general meeting. The group, which was established in 1995, is part of Home-Start UK and covers the whole of the county, aiming to provide support to families with children under five years old. Specially trained volunteers are on hand offering regular home visits to an area which is considered to be of high deprivation, with families increasingly under pressure from relationship breakdowns, financial difficulties and isolation. Predominantly funded by local government, the charity aims to support parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement,

multiple births, illness and disability, or who simply find parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgmental practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. They also give direct support to children, practical help with household budgeting, information on other services and outreach and family group work. Home-Start runs more services and has more volunteers supporting more families than any other family support charity in the United Kingdom. Guest speaker at the meeting was Nick Triplow, who presented excerpts from his book “The Women They Left Behind�.


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Asthma worry in resort area

A PART of Cleethorpes has been revealed as being one of the areas in North East Lincolnshire where asthma is most prevalent. Between 2004 and last year, 66 residents of the Croft Baker ward – which includes the area around St Peter’s Avenue – were admitted to hospital with the distressing condition which causes breathing difficulties. The survey was requested by Cllr Stewart Swinburn Con) who was concerned that dockside coal dust or chemical factory pollution might put his Immingham ward at the top of the list. But Immingham, is midway down the list of the borough’s 15 wards with only 44 cases. The figures for the other Cleethorpes-area wards are as follows: Haverstoe (33), Humberston and New Waltham (31), Sidney Sussex (55), Waltham (19), Wold (18).

No to extension AN application for a rear extension to be built at 110 Humberston Avenue, Humberston has been turned down by North East Lincolnshire Council planners on the grounds that it might have an adverse impact on the neighbours. The unsuccessful applicant is Mr Shaun Greaves.

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Mayfair dance heaven BY SAMANTHA BLAKE Reporter AN 007 Dance Heaven was the theme for more than 100 adults and children involved in Mayfair Dance Academy’s annual show.

The Scartho dance school held the event for the seventh time over two evenings at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall. Dance styles such as line dancing, freestyle, disco, street dance and rock and roll were all on offer at the sell-out concerts, as well as

WALTHAM’S Christmas tree should be in place this weekend. According to parish clerk Lesley Leach, she hopes to take delivery of the tree within the next couple of days. There will also be eight smaller trees which will be put up outside various businesss premises in and around the High Street.

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CLEETHORPES shoppers were given home security advice to help reduce crime in the run-up to Christmas. Police Community Support Offi ficcers Jason Hare and Shaun Lee handed out free advice packs in St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Avenue, in one of a series of similar events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are doing street surgery crime prevention for the build -up to Christmas,â&#x20AC;? said Shaun, adding it was the season when the amount of burglaries and vehicle crime would usually rise.

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Sales events raise £1,000 for hospice Members of the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Ladybird Club gathered at an auction to raise money for Grimsby’s Children’s Hospice at Cleethorpes Cricket Club. At the front are club chairman Christine Regan and auctioneer John Searby. The event was organised by Enid Galloway and Julie Wood. Together with a quiz night and jumble sale, it raised £1,000.

‘Agadoo’ pop star in panto frolics DENE Michael, former front man with the 1980s hit group Black Lace, is coming to Cleethorpes this month – and he will be appearing in a gaudy frock. He is swapping his Hawaiian trademark shirts for something rather more tasteless when he plays the ugly sister Davinia Trollop in Cinderella which opens to the public at the Parkway Cinema on December 18. Dene found fame more than 20 years ago when he joined UK chart toppers Black Lace who had hits with Agadoo and I Am The Music Man before he pursued a solo career. Now he has joined Yellow Brick Road Stage Productions’ version of the popular panto which runs until January 3. Harrison Breeze, company director of Yellow Brick Road, said: “I knew Dene from the time when we were working in Spain together so luckily I was able to get him for the show. “He will also be performing his new version of the old Black Lace hit ‘Music Man 2009’ and he is donating all royalties from the sale of the record to BBC Children In Need.” After spending almost 15 years in Spain, Dene is back in the UK with a new Black Lace line up. The band is originally from the Leeds area and first came to the public eye after being selected to represent the UK in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest in which they came seventh. But Dene Michael did not join the band until 1986 where he remained for five years. His performance in the Cleethorpes panto is being sponsored by the Stallingborough Grange Hotel at Stallingborough. Harrison, who plays Prince

Charming in the show, said there would three days of performances for local schools before Cinderella opens to the public on December 18. Messingham-based Yellow Brick Road productions was formed in 2003 by husband and wife team Nic (Harrison) and Rachel Breeze with the aim of promoting up and coming talent. “We started the company with the aim of providing good, quality entertainment across the spectrum,” he said. Tickets can be obtained from the box office at the Parkway Cinema or online at www.parkwaycinemas.co.uk

SUMMARY Boy broke ankle in road accident A 16-year-old boy suffered a broken right ankle in a collision with a grey car as he crossed Laceby Road close to the Nuns Corner roundabout. Two males in the car stopped to see if the victim was okay along with another member of public who took the victim to hospital. However, they failed to give any details at the time or follow the victim to hospital. The incident happened at around 3.20pm on Friday, November 20. Police officers investigating the incident are appealing for the males in the grey car or other witnesses to contact them on 0845 60 60 222, quoting log 821 of 20/11/2009.

Regeneration fact-finder IT’S destination Scarborough next week for Cleethorpes tourism leaders. They are due to meet counterparts in the North Yorkshire resort on Wednesday to learn about their award-winning success in regenerating the town and encouraging thousands more visitors.

Retention of canopy passed THE planning green light has been given by North East Lincolnshire Council for the retention of a canopy to the front of 147 Bentley Street, Cleethorpes. The succesful applicant was Mrs A Rawlins.

Chalet move is ruled out RON Shaw has been refused planning permission to extend the chalet at 264 Humberston Fitties because his application to North East Lincolnshire Council carried insufficient structural information. The authority says the details are required for consideration because of the location’s vulnerability to flood risk.

Garage would be ‘unsightly’ A PROPOSAL for a detached garage to be erected to the side of 30 Grainsby Avenue, Cleethorpes, has been turned down. Senior planner Richard Limmer took the view that the scale of the proposed development would form “a discordant feature” resulting in “an unduly detrimental impact on the street scene”. The unsuccessful applicant was Mick Henry.

Approval for maisonettes

Dene Michael, stars as an ugly sister.

RUSSELL Davy has been given the thumbs-up by North East Lincolnshire Council to change the use of 2 Bradford Avenue, Cleethorpes, to two maisonettes.


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Competition for festive homes A COMPETITION has been launched to find the best decorated home in North East Lincolnshire while raising money for charity. To enter, householders who decorate the outside of their homes with festive lights, can send in their name and address to Kettle funeral directors of 135 Granville Street, Grimsby, along with a £1 entry fee. All fees will be donated to the Blue Cross, and Kettles are also giving £500 to a charity chosen by the winners. The prize for the best entry will be six tickets to this year’s pantomime at Grimsby Auditorium on Saturday, January 2, with a limousine for transport. There will also be a runner-up’s prize of Freshney Place gift vouchers. The final will be judged on Friday, December 18 by Austin Mitchell MP, and Julie Donn from the Blue Cross.

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Nurses’ fair for ward FESTIVE spirit was in the air for a team of fundraising nurses at a Christmas fair held in aid of the Beds4Bee2 Appeal. The nurses, from Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital’s B2 ward, have teamed up with former patient June Blackburn to help reach their £30,000 target. The appeal, which was launched in July, is raising money for specialist equipment and training to benefit the higher dependency patients on the ward. June, who had her gallbladder removed at the hospital, is chair of the Scartho Community Centre Committee, who hosted the fair. She was delighted to see so many people turn out to help the cause. “Everyone has been absolutely amazing,” she said. “I think that we can do a lot more for charity and can sometimes be a bit com-

placent in this area for some reason. “When you look round and see so many people, though, you realise that we’re doing this together; it’s for the community. “Everyone has been so generous.” Stallholders turned out in force to support the event, with everything from crafts, jewellery and shrubbery, to face painting and raffles. There were also performances from the Stagecoach Theatre Arts group. Andrea Benson, deputy manager of the B2 ward, said: “It’s very important for us to be able to give specialist care regularly. “We’re aiming to reduce the use of intensive care beds and to ultimately increase the comfort of the patients.” Di Winn, senior staff nurse, added: “Everyone has been behind us and has really been great in bringing us into the community. “It breaks down a bit of a barrier.”

Pictured (left to right) are Sonia Grant, staff nurse; Andrea Benson, deputy ward manager; Di Winn, senior staff nurse; Jane Worrell, ward manager; Beccy Healey, staff nurse; Caroline Bradley, staff nurse; June Blackburn, chair of the Scartho Community Centre Committee and Lisa Gilchrist, staff nurse.

Litter volunteers get to work in Scartho THE Big Clean-up arrived in Scartho when a group of volunteers took to the streets to get rid of litter. Armed with bright yellow bags and litter pickers, they scoured the area collecting discarded drinks cans, empty cigarette packets and fast food cartons, along with more general litter. Several sacks were filled with

FOR using a hand-held mobile phone while driving along Clee Road in Cleethorpes, Neil Wheeler has been fined £150 and ordered to pay £40 towards prosecution costs and the £15 victim surcharge. Magistrates considered banning the 38-year-old from the wheel, but decided to be lenient after noting that he acts as a carer for his housebound mother and coaches cricket to underprivileged children. The defendant, of Beacon Court, Grimsby, admitted the offence.

rubbish carelessly thrown away. Among the volunteers was Scartho ward councillor David Hornby, who said that, although he was impressed with the general state of cleanliness in and around Scartho, he felt more could be done to ensure litter was deposited in the bins and not thrown into the street. Cllr Hornby said: “A growing

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problem seems to be dogs fouling the streets. Although I am sure most pet owners take a responsible attitude when it comes to cleaning up after their animals, I would ask all owners to help keep our community clean.” The Big Clean-up was organised by Ernie Brown, chairman of Grimsby in Bloom, and his wife Jacquie.

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ting the party up and running again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did try ourselves but hit a few planning snags. But Bob has been quite an inspiration and has been largely responsible for getting it off the ground. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is great for Cleethorpes and seems to know all the right things to do,â&#x20AC;? she added. The Seaview Street market starts at 3pm and will run late into the evening. All the shops and cafes will remain open as the party gets into full swing. But the big party will get under way at 6pm when 1990s pop idol Chesney Hawkes, who is appearing in the panto Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Grimsby Auditorium switches on the St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Avenue Christmas lights

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What are your views? Send your opinions to the Cleethorpes Chronicle, 6, Short Street, Cleethorpes or letters@cleethorpeschronicle.co.uk

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Bright beacon and huge spirit The Rev Paul Hunter. I WOULD like to pay my tribute to the towns of Grimsby and Cleethorpes for their solidarity and community spirit, which reflects Wootton Bassett. The homecoming and the funerals of Matt and Jimmy were inspirational to me in showing the depth of love and empathy for these young men.

Thank you to each and everyone for contributing to a bright beacon that still shines in our two towns. There will be many good causes asking for your money in the coming days. I do hope you will take every opportunity to support the Help for Heroes charity and con-

tinue the spirit of these past three weeks. The Rev Paul Hunter, Rector of Cleethorpes, St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Avenue, Cleethorpes.

Musician Billie REGARDING the photograph (left) in the November 26 edition of the Cleethorpes Chronicle. The musician on the right hand side of the picture (in pale trousers) is Billie Jackson. He was my uncle, married to my fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, Mary, and lived in Beverley Crescent for many years. I believe he was quite a well known musician in his time in the area.

He had a son, William, and a daughter, Betty, who I think are still both living in the Grimsby area. I think he died in the 1970s or early 1980s but I had moved away from Grimsby at that time so I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really remember. I hope this is helpful. Pauline Miller, address supplied.

LAST week the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabinet rejected the idea of a directly-elected mayor for North East Lincolnshire â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something I have been campaigning on for a number of years. An elected mayor is really just a directly elected leader of the council. There need be no additional costs since one role disappears and another emerges to take its place. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never understood why so many councillors oppose elected mayors, except that it transfers power from the members of whichever party happen to have a majority on the council to elect the leader and Cllr Vickers. transfers it to the voters. At a time when politicians are, understandably, held in low regard by the public, here is an opportunity for candidates to put a clear manifesto before the public with which they can be clearly identified and the electorate can make a judgement as to whether or not they have delivered. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very much in favour of more power being passed to voters. At the moment far too much power is in the hands of unelected unaccountable quangos and the like. I shall continue to campaign for more direct election including elected police commissioners both locally and, if successful at the General Election, in Parliament. Cllr Martin Vickers, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Cleethorpes.

Help a student I AM a third year student from Grimsby studying at Leeds University for a geography degree. As part of my course I am writing a dissertation about the rise and fall of Freeman Street. I would be very interested in any journal articles, academic papers or textbooks about Freeman Street, Grimsby or the fishing industry. Also. I would be very grateful if any of your readers could share any of their experiences relating to Freeman Street or Grimsby Docks. Rebecca Wilkinson, email: jh07rw@leeds.ac.uk Phone: 07946441328.

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Town Teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invitation Finally, I would like to state how the Town Team appears to be driving forward in terms of quick wins that make such a difference to tourists and residence alike. The station clock is now working thanks to the hard work of Cleethorpes Renaissance Town Team member Alan Johnson, and we are also looking at other quick wins such as binoculars to be possibly located down the seafront. The tides of change are sweeping through Cleethorpes. We now need more people to come forward and contribute because, as a Town Team, we are only as strong as the strengths of our members. It is open to everyone, and it is essential that as many people as possible take part. Matthew Jason Brown, Poplar Road, Cleethorpes.

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I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were part of the Cleethorpes Renaissance Town Team for their warm reception following my presentation. It has long been a passion of mine that a university satellite campus should be set up in Cleethorpes in order to benefit the local economy and to raise the aspirations of all young people in the area. It was great to see how positive the Town Team was with the idea. I would be grateful if young people from all over the area who are at school and collage could write in to tell the Town Team whether you would have an interest in having a university campus in Cleethorpes. After all, it is essential that the young people of North East Lincolnshire, as well as those people who wish to study as mature students, give their opinions on the proposal.

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Globetrotting Andy glad to be back home in resort BY VINCENT McDONAGH Reporter

NDY McCluskey has spent so much of his working life travelling around the world that he feels he could write his own airline departure lounge guide book. But when push comes to shove the only place he has ever wanted to return to is his home town of Cleethorpes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make no mistake I thoroughly enjoyed everywhere I went, and have visited fantastic locations,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yet right here on the South Bank of the Humber is where I want to be.â&#x20AC;? His love of Cleethorpes is probably the main reason why just over a year ago he decided to invest a fair bit of money developing Kingsway Kiosks, next to the leisure centre, on the seafront. He took over the kiosk, then a small outdoor cafĂŠ, from his sister-in-law and her husband and has developed it into a Continental style complex offering not just food, but regular musical entertainment as well. The new-look kiosk has recently celebrated its first anniversary and Andy says he is more than happy with the way things have gone. Kingsway Kiosks is built on the site of the old CafĂŠ Dansant and some visitors claim that if you listen closely enough you just hear the ghostly echoes of 1940s swing music or be-bop from the 1950s. Down the years it played host to jazz greats like Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine. There is even a story that the Hollywood actor and heart throb Robert Taylor visited the place during the war when he was stationed at a nearby American airbase. Whether true or not, there is no doubt that the Dansant is as legendary in local folklore as its also demolished sister across the road, the Winter Gardens. To call the new place a kiosk doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really do it

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justice, but the title remains as a mark of respect to the earlier smaller business. There is a large outdoor seating area overlooking the beach which Andy says has probably the best outlook in Cleethorpes. Few would disagree with him. It is both child and dog friendly, with an indoor conservatory area thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fully heated in winter. And there is a sort of Aladdinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cave selling and hiring everything a family needs for a day at the seaside â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from buckets and spades to deckchairs. But the kioskâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular draw is the regular programme of entertainment which includes nostalgia music nights recalling earlier decades. Like so many people who have decided to settle down in Cleethorpes, Andy was born in Yorkshire, in 1962. He grew up in Huddersfield where his father worked in the local fire service before transferring to Humberside Fire Brigade in 1974. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lived in Bridlington for the first few years before moving to Immingham where I finished my education,â&#x20AC;? he recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a teenager I used to come to Cleethorpes a lot with my friends. It was a great place for a night out and to meet the girls.â&#x20AC;? Andy did later meet one special girl, Jenny, who he married. They now have two grown-up daughters, Lauren and Amy. His first major job was with Cosalt on the Fish Docks, working in their industrial safety division, before switching to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marine division. He then got a job with a marine safety company in Northern Ireland which took him out to Dubai for the next three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dubai was a great place to work,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; I appreciate the state has some financial problems which are dominating the headlines at the moment, but I enjoyed every minute of it when I was out there and I got to love the Arab way of life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have a wonderful family-orientated culture where they really look after each other. I just wish we could see some of it over here at times.â&#x20AC;?

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However, because of the oppressive heat and the fact he was travelling so much meant leaving Jenny and the girls, he decided to move back to Cleethorpes while he finished out his contract. Andy then got a job with another survival equipment company which meant even more globetrotting, but this time it was from his home base in North East Lincolnshire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a very interesting job because we were doing work on G-force suits for the new Eurofighter pilots and on clothing for the military including the special forces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no doubt that flying around the world in business can be pleasurable. I saw some exotic locations, but it is surprising how quickly you tire of it after a while. You just want to come home and stay there.â&#x20AC;? He eventually did just that and launched his first venture, the web-based business www.jellyfishonline.com which sells model fire engines, ambulances, helicopter and other emergency vehicles. More than 40 per cent of his orders are from overseas and he says the models â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which range from horse drawn fire tenders to the latest equipment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are particularly popular at Christmas and as retirement gifts for firemen and others. The Kingsway Kiosks project came into focus when his sister in law, who ran the original kiosk, decided to retire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I decided I was too long in the tooth to keep going around the world in the way I was doing and saw an opportunity to do something I had long wanted to do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; open something in Cleethorpes.â&#x20AC;? Getting final planning approval was quite a struggle at first and the environmental group Natural England insisted that he build the extension in summer to minimise the impact on bird life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This meant I had to open what was essentially a summer holiday business just before winter set in which was not the best of starts.â&#x20AC;? But he is happy with the first full season, al-

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SUMMARY Plan for four bungalows

A brave smile from Sgt Telford’s mother Cheryl with his father Ron and family members as she speaks with the Rector of Grimsby, Canon Michael Hunter.

Thousands pay tribute to Afghanistan soldier BY SAMANTHA BLAKE Reporter

BRAVE soldier Sergeant Matthew Telford (37), who died in Afghanistan, was laid to rest in a moving service at St James’ Church. Thousands of people brought Grimsby to a standstill as they honoured the memory of Sgt Telford, of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. The funeral came just 24 hours after Cleethorpes bid farewell to Guardsman Jimmy Major, family and friends gathering once again to remember a loved one who died in the call of duty. The flag-draped coffin of the Scartho soldier drew up outside the church, closely followed by wife Kerry, parents Ron and Cheryl and sister Eleanor. A floral tribute in the hearse of Sgt Telford, from sons Callum (nine) and Harry (four) spelled out “Daddy”.

The coffin was carried into the church to the sound of Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms, as scores of people gathered around the church bowed their heads. Canon Michael Hunter welcomed those gathered inside the church and out, saying everyone’s support “means so much”. “Matthew has brought honour to our community and we link arms with Kerry and the family in their tragic loss,” he continued. Padre Peter Hewlett-Smith OBE, Officiating Chaplain to the Grenadier Guards, led the tributes to Matthew. He said: “I consider it a privilege to have known Matt and to have spoken to him. “I have tried to speak to as many people as possible and gain as many tributes, and what comes through so clearly is Matthew’s presence. “He was approachable, honest and straightforward and was the perfect choice to be a

regimental recruiter.” The Right Reverend David Rossdale, Bishop of Grimsby, gave a short address: “The crowds gathered around the church today, as they gathered on Saturday when Matthew’s and Jimmy’s coffins arrived in Grimsby, speak powerfully of the deep respect that this community has for those who have lost their lives in the service of our country. “Family and friends who loved and cherished Matthew, and the pain and emptiness they are living with now is a symptom of the deep love they have for Matthew – a love that will not let them go and which Matthew’s death does not in any way diminish.” Peter Davidson (21), who listened to the service from outside the church, said: “It’s been a really emotional time for the people of Grimsby and Cleethorpes. “Losing two soldiers in this way is tragic and I just wanted to pay my respects.”

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The coffi fin n of Sgt Telford is carried by Grenadier guardsmen past church offi ficcials as it leaves St James’ Church.

Wearing her husband’s medals, Sgt Telford’s wife Kerry speaks with regiment padre Peter Hewlett-Smith.

NORTH East Lincolnshire Council has received the following planning applications:Applicant – Mrs Suzette Henley of 13, Kelham Road, Grimsby – change of use and alterations from dwelling and shop to a dwelling at same address. Applicant – Mrs K Hutchinson of Parish Office, St Aidan’s Church, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes – installation of modular solar panels at church. Applicant – Robert Huntley c/o Mr Drew of PO Box 2091, Hockley, Essex – outline application to erect four bungalows and garaging with access at land adjoining 98, Peaks Lane, New Waltham. Applicant – Mr and Mrs Ashworth and Mr and Mrs Jerem of 34a The Avenue, Healing – demolish existing bungalow and outbuilding, erect two detached houses with attached garages, one detached house and garage, conversion of existing two storey outbuilding and provide a detached dwellings (total of four dwellings), private access road and alterations to widen existing vehicle access at 34a and land rear of 34 The Avenue, Healing. Applicant – Robert Sutton of 1, Weelsby View, New Waltham – erect ground flooor rear extension to form fl kitchen and build fi firrst fl flooor extension to form bedroom with dormer above garage at same address. Applicant – James Coulson of 73 Pretyman Crescent, New Waltham – erect pre-manufactured shed with associated block paving access and extend width of existing block paved driveway at same address. Applicant – Mr D Watt of 3, Pelham Place, Grimsby – erect two storey extension to side with alterations and conversion of existing garage to form utility and WC at same address. Application Tesco Ltd, Hewitts Circus, Cleethorpes – installation of Combined heat and Power Plant to provide power to Cleethorpes store. Applicant – Paul Cook of 2, Abbey Walk, Grimsby – outline application to erect two bungalows with layout to be considered at 10, Rydal Avenue, Grimsby. Applicant – Mr R Banks of 18, Harniess Crescent, Laceby – demolition of existing rear extensions and erect ground floor extensions to rear of both properties at 68 and 70, Suggitts lane, Cleethorpes. Applicant – Mr and Mrs Stephen Farr of Parklands, School Lane, East Ravendale – extensions and alterations to side and rear of existing dwelling to include dormers to front and rear at same location. Applicant – Mr and Mrs D Joyner of 32, Lichfield Road, Grimsby – erect first floor extension over existing ground floor extension to rear at same address. Applicant – David Bury of 4, Park Drive, Grimsby – erection of railings and gates to front boundary at same address.


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Hospice pearl anniversary dinner

Fundraisers Yvonne Wright (left) and Jane WhenhamWhite at the pearl anniversary dinner of St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby.

Guests and friends at St Andrew’s Hospice anniversary dinner at the Grimsby Institute restaurant.

Guests at the hospice anniversary dinner. Left to right, Martin Burgess, Barry Wallis, Christine Wallace, Wendy Burgess, Paul Wallis and Debbie Wallis.

More visitors to the hospice dinner. Left to right, Ruth Brawin, Karen Webb-Meek, William Meek, Steve Meek and Lynne and Paul Duckworth.

Guests, left to right, Peter and Nicola Gibbons, marketing manager Jane Whenham-White and Peter McRobert.

Left to right, Pat Carlisle and chief executive Alison Carlisle, Howard Greenwood and Colin Ellis.

Broadcaster gives talk to area’s accountants Chief guests at the Grimsby and North Lincolnshire Society of Chartered Accountants’ annual dinner at the Beachcomber, Humberston. Left to right, vice-president Mark Cousins, vice-president of the Humberside and District Society, Jane Mather, chief guest Clive Parritt, the deputy Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Cllr Doug Pickett, president Robert Smith, secretary David Hatfi fieeld and guest speaker, broadcaster Helen Philpott, also managing director of Channel 7. Right: More guests at the chartered accountants’ dinner. Left to right, Simon Jones, Anthony Winn, Steve Hallberg, Lisa Ross and Mick Furman.

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Pupilsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts applauded

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PARENTS and pupils of the Matthew Humberstone school were congratulated for their hard work at the annual presentation evening. Edward Hayes, director of the diocesan service at the Nottingham RC Diocese which will run the amalgamated St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College, which absorbs Matthew Humberstone, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to congratulate all the young people on their success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can see the quality of work and the quality of performance. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to thank the parents for supporting you and all theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done and I urge you never to take your parents for granted.â&#x20AC;? Chris Read, who presented the Year 10 and 11 student of the year awards, said he was very proud of what the students had achieved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is quite daunting for both me and the studentsâ&#x20AC;?, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all did exceptionally well and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really pleased with what they managed to achieve over the year.â&#x20AC;? Steve Cook, head teacher, told the audience at Humberstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beachcomber that to him, the presentation ceremony was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best night of the yearâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We spend most of the time tending to things that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go so well, so once a year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great opportunity to sit and relax and enjoy the celebrationâ&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an extra special evening for us for three reasons. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a successful Ofsted inspection, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been found good in all areas of a recent Church of England inspection and this is the last presentation evening in the life of Matthew Humberstone.â&#x20AC;? Jessica Drurey, who won five awards including one for the

Best Academic GCSE Performance, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really happy Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won these awards and achieved so much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hopefully going to university after my A Levels and become a teacher.â&#x20AC;? The evening also included vocal performances from Jessica Richman and Jessica Drurey, Teagan Steele and Hollie Edwards as well as dance from various performing arts groups.

Award winners Year 11 Student of the Year, Adam Carlton and Molly Ashworth; Achievement Award, Rachel Barlow, Lara Cole, Samantha Cummings, Harry Godfrey-Warner; Year 10 Student of the Year, James Borrill and Hayley Evans; Achievement Award, Abbii Whalley, Sarah Blood, Paul Cole, Sean Shackleton; Year 9 Student of the Year, George Shacklock and Achievement Molly Page; Award, Jordan Grant, Danielle Cole, Lauren Yarborough, Daniel Stembridge; Year 8 Student of the Year, Matthew Woodward and Hollie Smith; Achievement Award, Robert Brunt, Lucy Saxon, Mahrwan Najat, Bethany Stephenson; Year 7 Student of the Year, Charles Cullum and Jessica Laver; Achievement Award, Joshua Nutting, Christopher Hirst, Bradley Sullivan, Charlotte Barber; Best Academic Performance for Year 11 GCSE, Jessica Drurey; Chair of Governorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Prize, Nicholas Cook; Head teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prize, Mateusz Jankowski; Bettles Miles & Holland Endeavour KS3, Tobias Chew; Bettles Miles & Holland Endeavour KS4, Barney Wells; Brian Robinson Community Award, Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust Group; Special Attendance Award, Kye French; Food Technology Award, Barney Wells and James Scott;

Year Nine Student of the Year George Shacklock.

Jake Crosby, who won the Owen Roberts Trophy for academic achievement in sport. LES Engineering Trophy (KS3), Fleur Alcock; LES Engineering Trophy (KS4), Carl Cowling; Science Endeavour Award, Molly Ashworth; Mathematics Achievement Award, Julia Reast; English KS3 Highest Attainment, Richard Hydes; English/Literature KS4 Highest Attainment, Jessica Drurey; Owen Roberts Trophy, Jake Crosby; R R McGraw Trophy, Kye French; Jack Hydes Trophy, Thomas Furnell; Musician of the Year Award, Adam Carlton; Junior Musician of the Year Award, Ashley Delaney and Matthew Picking; Keyboard in Action Award, Ryan King; Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust Year 10, Elouise Moore; Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust Year 11, Alex Robinson, Daniel Deane, William Hardy, Barney Wells; Staniforth Trophy, Sian Oxton; Marketing Ideas, Will Quantrill, Jack W Thompson; Designer of the Year, Luke Smith, Jack I Thompson; Technology Graphics Award, Joshua Nutting; Junior Artist of the Year Award, Emily Lund; Artist of the Year Award, Sarah Bainbridge; Special Achievement Award, Lucy Webb; Textiles, Art and Design, Adam Carlton and Mateusz Jankowski; Drama Award, Jordan Peterson; The Betty Craig Arts Award, Stacey Muscroft, Jessica Richman, Jessica Drurey; Birds Eye GMB Shield, Shahzab Baig; NatWest Award, Joe Owen; The Rodger Sargent Business Studies Award, Jessica Drurey; Vocational Studies Award, Jamie Greetham; Progress in Dance Award, Katie Higham; Attainment in Dance, Rachel Barlow; Attainment in Media Studies, Mateusz Jankowski; Attainment in Languages, Rachel Barlow; Diocesan Board of Education, Jessica Drurey.

Kye French with the R R McGraw Trophy for sporting excellence.

Jessica Drurey with her award for Best Academic Performance.

Jordan Peterson with the Drama Jessica Laver and Charles Cullum, Award. Year Seven Students of the Year.

SUMMARY

High fish prices FISH prices at Grimsby continued on the high side again this week, largely due to a poor supply. Weather is again causing problems for fishing fleets. Prices per kilo (rough guide only) were: Large and medium cod ÂŁ2.40 to ÂŁ3; medium ÂŁ1.90 to ÂŁ2.30; small/medium ÂŁ1.80 to ÂŁ2.20. Large haddock ÂŁ2.10 to ÂŁ2.60; medium ÂŁ2.10 to ÂŁ2.30; medium/small ÂŁ1.90 to ÂŁ2.20 and small ÂŁ1 to ÂŁ1.20. Halibut ÂŁ5 to ÂŁ7. Large and medium lemon soles ÂŁ6 to ÂŁ7; small ÂŁ5. Monkfish ÂŁ4 to ÂŁ5.. Large and medium plaice ÂŁ3; small ÂŁ2.40. Catfish ÂŁ1.50 to ÂŁ2. Coley ÂŁ1. Redfish ÂŁ1.50 to ÂŁ1.90

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FRIDAY September 18, saw me climbing into my car with Gemma Hartley, two Hosmice, collection buckets and my faithful trainers on our way to take part in the Great North Run on behalf of the Children’s Hospice. Well-wishers lined the streets, live bands played all styles of music and The Red Arrows flew overhead. Altogether there was a great carnival atmosphere. We stayed in a local hotel on the quayside overlooking the Millennium Bridge. Saturday was the junior Great North Run which is when Gemma and I dressed up as the Hosmice. The children absolutely adored the Hosmice, and we raised lots of money in the collecting

buckets. We also met a few celebrities such as Colin Jackson and Jonathan Edwards. They were both very supportive of our fundraising efforts and Jonathan rendered me speechless with his charm and good looks! Sunday dawned bright and clear. Sting was there at the starting line to see all 54,000 of us off. The atmosphere was electric. Despite spraining my knee in my final training session the week before, I managed to complete the course in 2 hours 7 minutes. I would have liked to have done it in 1 hour 45 minutes but there’s always next year. Finally, I would like to say a big Thank You to all those who supported me both with trainSam Langdale with (left) Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson and triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. ing and sponsorship.

Hospice forges links with St Petersburg CULTURAL links between St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby and a similar set up in the Russian city of St Petersburg were further strengthened this week. Representatives from Rushlinc, a Louth based voluntary

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and a big thank you goes to them all. In and around the Hospice there is almost always something going on with Saturday coffee mornings and book sales. The Hospice starts the New Year with a coffee morning on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 10am to 11.30am selling those surplus Christmas presents so if you would like to donate some of those chocolates, books, DVD’s and CD’s please take them along to the Hospice. Christmas would not be complete without our annual ‘Light up a Life’ service. This year the service is being held at Central Hall, Duncombe Street on Sunday, December 6, starting at 5pm. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to know more about the valuable work carried out at the Hospice or would like to become a volunteer please contact the fundraising department on 01472 350908 Ext 264 or visit our website www.standrewshospice.co.uk. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from everyone at St Andrew’s Hospice.

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The hospice has seven charity shops and the income generated from them forms an important part of its fundraising income. It has recently started to sell small electrical items which are all fully checked by qualified PAT Testers before being sold. There are many other ways to get involved such as taking part in our Annual Ladies Sleepwalk or Santas on the Run which takes place on Sunday, December 13. Put on your Santa Suit (provided by us) and join in a gentle two mile run from Ramsden’s in Cleethorpes Road to Blundell Park, twice round the pitch and back for mince pies and coffee. Registration forms and sponsor forms are available from the Hospice. In the New Year how about shaking off those Christmas Cobwebs and joining in a 4,5.5 or 8.52 mile walk in the fresh Wolds air starting at Market Rasen on Sunday, January 10. Events such as these are going on throughout the year as well as members of the public organising their own events

aid group that supports doctors and nurses in Russia and Romania with medical supplies and training, visited St Andrews and handed over a cheque for hospice funds. Rushlinc has been supporting

impoverished parts of Eastern Europe for the past 12 years where many aspects of daily life taken for granted in the West are either unavailable or unaffordable. Many doctors in some parts

of Russia and Romania have little more than stethoscopes to work with. Rushlinc has also funded a number of exchanges to Russia from the Grimsby and Louth areas and recently Jane Wen-

ham-White from St Andrew’s visited a hospice in St Petersburg. She said on her return that the differences between St Petersburg and Grimsby were very striking, but added that she was made very welcome by doctors and general staff over there. This week’s visit to the Grimsby Hospice by Rushlinc volunteers has further helped to cement the understanding between the various organisations here and in Eastern Europe. Greta Ross, the founder of Rushlinc, presents a cheque for £400 to St Andrew’s Hospice CEO Alison Carlisle. Also shown is the “Memorandum of Mutual Understanding”, recently signed in St Petersburg between St Andrew’s Hospice and Hospice Number 4


NEWS

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Local bishop was Chaplain to Queen BY VINCENT McDONAGH Reporter

Honeymoon in United States LAURA Gill and Jack Peggs tied the knot at Beaconthorpe Church before spending a honeymoon in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Hawaii. The couple, of Dugard Road, Cleethorpes, were transported from the church to the reception at 1 Kings Road in a 1930s style Beauford. Laura, who works for the Specialist Health Promotion Service, is the daughter of Jackie and Michael Gill. She wore a white A-line dress and was attended by bridesmaids Kennedy Clark, her niece, and Rebekah Cooney, Jack’s cousin. Jack works at SCS and is the son of Pat Casey-Evans. He, along with best man Frazer Downes, wore a black suit and silver waistcoat with a pink tie and handkerchief. The bride carried pink aqua roses, cream lizzyanthus and bouvardias down the aisle to a traditional wedding march, while the bridesmaids’ flowers were cerise gerberas.

Church Services

S t Aet helheard’s Ort hodox Christian Church, E ast C hapel, Louth Cemetery, London Road, Louth: Sunday: 10.30am Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas the Wonderworker). All welcome. Details on (01507) 358487. A ll Saint s’ , Waltham: Sunday: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Service, 6.30pm Evensong. S t Andrew’s Met hodist C hurch, St Peter’s Avenue, C leet horpes: Sunday: 9.30am. St Augustine of Hippo, Grimsby: Sunday: 9am Low Mass, 10.30am Parish Mass, 6pm Solemn Evensong and Benediction. B eac onthorpe Methodist Church, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes: Sunday: 10.30am. S t Christopher’s Methodist Church, Welholme Road, Grimsby: Sunday: 9am, 10am, 6pm Sunday Worship. City Church (New Life and Vine CF): Sunday: 10.30am Morning Service at Tukes Conference Centre, Brighowgate, Grimsby. Corpus Christi Church, Grimsby Road: Saturday: 11am Mass, 5.30pm Vigil Mass. Sunday: 9.15am Mass. Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital C hapel: Sunday: 10am Holy Communion for all patients and visitors.

THE Right Rev Eric Kemp, a leading Anglican Bishop, who died this week at the age of 94, came from Waltham, it has been disclosed. He was born and brought up in the village “in fairly humble circumstances” on April 27, 1915, said the Daily Telegraph this week, which accorded him the honour of a lengthy obituary. He also proudly described himself as a Lincolnshire “yellow belly”. In fact Bishop Kemp was one of two inhabitants of Waltham to hold such high office in the church – the previous one being Bishop John of Waltham in the 14th century. A former Chaplain to the Queen, he was a leading figure in the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England and a firm opponent of the ordination of women which he once described as a “disastrous move”. Bishop Kemp was educated in Waltham and at Brigg Grammar School before going to Exeter College at Oxford to read modern history. He abandoned his original intention to become a lawyer to prepare for Holy Orders. One of his first appointments was in Southampton where he served as an air raid warden during heavy wartime bombing of the port. After holding several influential posts within the church, including Canon of Lincoln Cathedral, he was appointed Bishop of Chichester in 1974 where he stayed until his retirement in 2001.

Saint Francis of Assisi, Sandringham Road: Sunday: 11am Service of the Word. Grimsby Baptist Church, Laceby R oad: Sunday: 9.30am, 11am, 6.30pm services. Creche and Sunday school at morning services. The Haven Met hodist Church, Lord Street, Grimsby: Sunday: 10.30am, 6pm Sunday Worship. St Helen’s C hurch, Nort h Thoresby: Thursday (3): 9.30am Holy Communion. Sunday: 10am Service of the Word. St Helen’s Church, Barnoldby-leB eck: Sunday: 9am Morning Prayer. Hey Street Evangelical Church, C leethorpes: Sunday: 10.30am visit of David Stevens of The Spanish Gospel Mission. Tuesday: 7.30pm prayer meeting. All welcome. Humberston Methodist Church: Sunday: 10.30am, 6pm Sunday Worship. Immingham Tr inity Methodist : Sunday: 10.30am, 6pm Sunday Worship. St John’s Methodist, Tetney: Sunday: 10.30am Ray Sutton. St John Fisher, Waltham R oad, S cart ho: Saturday: 10am Mass, 6pm first Mass of Sunday. Keelby Methodist: Sunday: 10am Sunday Worship.

Villagers enjoy fun ceilidh THE Marshchapel Arts November event was a ceilidh in the village hall last Saturday. To the accompaniment of the Pierrot band from Doncaster, some 50 intrepid Marshchapel residents learned new dances with the help of the band’s caller. The gyrations and gambollings were not without mishap, of course, but the level of participants’ enjoyment was clearly undiminished thereby. And whether good fortune prevailed or pride forbade disclosure the number of serious injuries sustained by toes and ankles was surprisingly small. Liquid refreshments abounded throughout the evening, and a light supper, skilfully prepared by master chef Mike Grubb to ensure no over-indulgence and consequent slacking on the dance floor, was served midway through the evening. Organiser Gill Preston declared herself well pleased with the occasion, proceeds from which will go towards the heating fund at St Mary’s Church. He developed a close working partnership with Cormac Murphy O’Connor, then Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and later Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. His opposition to women priests was based on the belief that their ordination was contrary to a long tradition and could only happen with the consent of the entire Christian Church. However, he also played an important role in moves towards Anglican and Methodist unity. Despite his strong Catholic leanings, he always insisted that nothing would drive him from the church of his baptism.

Kings Church, Cleethorpes: Sunday: 10.30am Worship Service and J-Team Children’s meeting, St Peter’s School, St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes. Laceby Methodist: Sunday: 10.30am Sunday Worship. Laceby Road Methodist Church, Grimsby: Sunday: 10.30am Sunday Worship. St M a r y o n th e Se a , H e n e a g e Road, Grimsby: Friday: 12.15pm Mass. Sunday: 10am Mass. Monday: 9.30am Mass. Wednesday: 12.15pm Mass. St Matthew’s Church, New Waltham: Sunday: 10am Parish Communion with the Rev Ian Walker. Our Lady Star of the Sea, Immingham: Sunday: 10.30am Mass. St Pet er’s Parish Church, St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes: Sunday: 8am Holy Communion, 9.30am Sung Eucharist, 11am informal worship and Holy Communion, 6pm evening prayer. St Peter’s, Humberston: Today (Thursday): 11am Walsingham Mass. Sunday: 8.30am Said Communion, 10.30am Sung Eucharist, 6.30pm Sung Evensong. St Pet er’s Church, Holt on-leClay: Sunday: 9.45am. Thursday: Holy Communion 11am. St Peter’s and St Paul’s C hurch,

He was always proud of his Lincolnshire roots and, according to the Guardian newspaper this week, when one Archdeacon asked him if all Lincolnshire people were suspicious, he replied: “Only when they meet the outside world.” Bishop John Brown, who now living in retirement in Cleethorpes, said he met Bishop Kemp on a couple of occasions while serving in the Oxford diocese and found him to be a man with a very sharp mind. They also discussed their Grimsby area roots. Bishop Kemp leaves a wife, a son and four daughters.

Tetney: Sunday: 9.45am morning prayer, 4pm Christingle and toy service. Scartho Methodist Church: Sunday: 9am, 10.30am, 6pm Sunday Worship. St Pius X, C helmsford Avenue: Sunday: 9am Mass in Polish; 11am Mass. Side Door Youth Met hodist C hurch, Laceby R oad, G rimsby: 10.45am and 6pm Sunday Worship. South Killingholme Met hodist Church: Sunday: 10.30am Sunday Worship. Stallingborough Methodist: Sunday: 6pm Sunday Worship. The United R eformed Church, Weelsby Road, Grimsby: Sunday: 10.30am. Waltham Methodist Church: Sunday: 9.15am, 10.30am Sunday Worship. Wellington St Methodist, G rimsby: Sunday: 10.30am, 6pm Sunday Worship. Wesley an Church of t he Nazarene, Cleet horpes: Sunday: 10.30am Praise and Worship, refreshments after.

Shop home plan approved JOHN Ramsdale has been given the planning goahead to revamp the shop and living accommodation at 259 Humberston Avenue, Humberston to a single dwelling. Approval was granted by a senior North East Lincolnshire Council case officer without the need for planning committee consideration.

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MEMORIES

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of Cleethorpes

The pier in the 1920s. The wide carriage drive to the right gave access to the pier and the pier gardens - until Sea Road was widened in the 1930s and the pier was altered so it led straight off the promenade. Note the charabanc and the entrances to the underground public toilets near the centre of the picture. Photo courtesy of ‘Buster’ Hammond via Rob Chalmers.

The pier in 2003 showing the original 1873 sloping cast-iron columns with decorative arches, plus the later steel reinforcing vertical columns.

CCORDING to the Cleethorpes Chronicle and Visitors List of 1892, August Bank Holiday of that year saw Cleethorpes once more ready for the influx of trippers. Some had avoided the Monday morning pandemonium at the railway station by coming to the resort on Saturday for the weekend. Even with such planning, they had great difficulty in getting rooms. Did people really end up sleeping in baths? If you have ever done so, please let us know – did you take the coal out first? Anyhow, early Monday morning was all hustle and bustle in the resort as traders prepared for the day’s onslaught. In particular, ‘enormous provision’ was being made in order to refresh the ‘inner man’ (and woman?) of the visitors. The influx started at 8am as the trains began to steam in. Twenty-one ‘specials’ arrived, including seven from Sheffield, four from Leicester, three from Nottingham and others from Manchester, Chesterfield, Penistone, Northampton and Burton. Because of the demand, another six trains were laid on and an estimated 30,000 trippers favoured the resort with a visit during the day. Of course, the day started with typical Bank Holiday weather; dull in the morning with heavy

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clouds threatening rain. Surprisingly, the sun came out in the afternoon – but don’t cheer too early because there was a cold wind – it’s not only Skegness that’s bracing. The tide was up in the morning so the boatmen did well, but the wind made it awkward for the sailing craft. The sea front was crowded all day and the coconut shies, Aunt Sallies, phrenologists, buskers and other attractions did well. The Pier Gardens featured entertainment by the Snow Brothers Minstrels and the Railway Servants Brass Band. The North Sea Exhibition and the Fish Hatchery were well patronised. The latter included two young seals and some American crabs which apparently are shaped like horse shoes – hopefully all of the crab experts amongst our readers will confirm this. Beach donkey rides were in demand – especially by girls. It was reported that ‘when there was a group of them riding together, they can raise a scream which would put the war whoops of Buffalo Bill’s ‘Injuns’ quite in the shade and make them turn green with envy’. So chaps, take comfort from the fact that Victorian females were just as raucous as the current ones. A number of pony riders got

into trouble for ‘furious riding.’ They should have learned from the case of the Nottingham man who a couple of weeks earlier had been fined for furiously riding a pony along Sea Road. After being hauled before the magistrates he was fined 15s 6d plus costs – a large proportion of a week’s wages in those days. Do you think we could say it taught him a bit of horse-sense? The Pier Concert Hall attracted large and enthusiastic audiences for its ‘smart’ entertainment, which included the ‘decidedly clever harpist Mr Charles Clifford’. However, I wonder whether the audiences realised that they were on a pier which, to use modern jargon, ‘was not fit for purpose’. The pier had been built by one of the leading pier contractors, Head Wrightson and Co of Stockton-on-Tees. It was completed in 1873 but only 17 years later, in 1890, concern was expressed on the need to carry out major repairs. Because of faulty construction, the timber ‘runners’ upon which the planking deck was laid retained moisture. Consequently, about one-third were decayed and needed to be replaced immediately. Also, the planking and main joists had only a brief life left in them. In addition, the ironwork throughout the pier was in a very loose state and needed to be thor-

oughly overhauled. Bolts needed to be screwed up tight, a number of tie rods needed to be renewed and some additional ones installed. This was bad enough, but worse was to come six years later. The pier’s supports consisted of cast-iron columns resting on piles. In 1896 they were found to be in need of additional support at a probable cost of £2,650. Accordingly, rolled steel girders were fitted under the pier to prevent any collapse. Take a look at the underside of the pier walkway (not the Pavilion) next time you’re down there. You’ll see the original slanting cast-iron columns on the outside, with their decorative arches. Plus the vertical rolled steel reinforcing columns inside, which are still doing a good job. So our 1892 Bank Holiday crowds were using the pier inbetween these two periods of major maintenance problems for the pier operator. Never mind, they all had a good time and the day ended happily. But is it only me that sees an uncanny coincidence in the fact that the Pier Concert Hall featured that ‘decidedly clever harpist Mr. Charles Clifford’ – was he also booked to give harp lessons up on those threatening rain clouds if the pier had collapsed? Just a thought.

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A typical North Promenade scene on Bank Holidays. This one is about 1905.

Resort’s pier was in a perilous state of repair Cleethorpes historian and local author Alan Dowling, in his weekly column, looks at August Bank Holiday Monday and the state of the resort’s pier. Readers’ comments and contributions are welcome. Either email news@cleethorpeschronicle. co.uk or write to Memories, Cleethorpes Chronicle, Short Street, Cleethorpes,DN35 8LZ.

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Store had Red Cross branch

Above: The old hospital. Below members of Guy and Smith’s Red Cross.

FURTHER hospital memories have been provided by Memories reader Averil Smith of Great Coates, Grimsby. She provides a coloured photo of the hospital where she stayed for three weeks following an operation 33 years ago. She does not recall exactly when the hospital was demolished, but has some memories of her stay there. She said the wards were long and there were no curtains around each bed as in modern day hospitals. When privacy was required a screen on wheels was rolled down the ward and put around the bed in question. One contributor noted views from the hospital and Mrs Smith said this was probably over the Boulevard, toward the nurses’ home. She said the Boulevard was now the Duke of York Gardens. She said the wards were controlled by a matron when she was in there and things were different than today. “The wards were cleaned better and the beds were pulled out every day.” She said patients were only allowed one visitor and recalled there was no choice of meals, you simply got what was brought to you. Patients ate their meals at a table set in the middle of the ward. Mrs Smith said that with patients staying in hospital longer than today following operations, there was a bit of camaraderie, though there were sad times as well. She also provides a photo of Red Cross nurses from Guy and Smith’s shop which was where the House of Fraser is now in Victoria Street. Mrs Smith described Guy and Smith’s as a “beautiful old shop”. Her mother Maggie Gooseman worked as a dressmaker at the shop on one of the higher floors and had aired memories of seeing trams pass along Victoria Street. The shop made its own dresses. Her father was Ernest Rhodes who ran a coal merchant’s business.


Thursday, December 3

Seven-day TV guide 6.00 Breakfast (S) 9.15 Rip Off Britain (S) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer; (R) (S) BBC News; Weather 11.00 To Buy or Not to Buy (S) 11.30 Cash in the Attic; (R) (S) BBC News; Weather 12.15 Bargain Hunt (S) 1.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 1.30 Regional News; Weather (S) 1.45 Doctors (S) 2.15 Murder, She Wrote (R) (S) 3.00 BBC News; Weather; Regional News (S) 3.05 CBeebies 3.30 CBBC 5.15 Weakest Link (R) (S) 6.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 6.30 Look North; Weather (S) 7.00 The One Show With Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley. (S) 7.30 EastEnders An exhausted Masood heads for disaster; (S) BBC News; Regional News 8.00 Bang Goes the Theory: The Human Power Station An experiment demonstrating electricity use. (S) 9.00 Gavin & Stacey Pam and Mick host a beer and curry night. (S) 9.30 QI With Sandi Toksvig, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock and John Hodgman. (S) 10.00 BBC News (S) 10.25 Regional News; Weather (S) 10.35 Question Time live Anderson face topical questions from the audience. (S) 11.35 This Week The past seven days in politics; (S) Skiing Weather 12.25 Sign Zone: Panorama (R) (S) 12.55 Life (R) (S) 1.55 Countryfile (R) (S) 2.50 Ray Mears’ Northern Wilderness (R) (S)

6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 8.30 CBeebies 11.00 Schools: Emotional Literacy 11.10 BBC Primary Geography (S) 11.20 KS1 Science Clips (S) 11.30 Barnaby Bear (S) 11.45 BBC Primary Geography (S) 12.00 Daily Politics (S) 12.30 Working Lunch (S) 1.00 All Saints (S) 1.45 Open House (R) (S) 2.15 Animal Park: Wild in Africa (R) (S) 3.00 Diagnosis Murder (R) (S) 3.45 Flog It! (S) 4.30 Ready Steady Cook (S) 5.15 Escape to the Country (S) 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. (S) 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two The stars prepare for Saturday’s show. Claudia Winkleman hosts. (S) 7.00 The Culture Show Andrew GrahamDixon selects his favourite pieces from the new medieval and Renaissance galleries at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and Josie Long examines online comedy. (S) 8.00 The Restaurant Raymond Blanc challenges the remaining contestants to provide romantic takeaway meals for two, before hosting a singles night – a concept that is lost on one of the couples. (S) 9.00 Natural World The wildlife of the Scottish Highlands. (S) 9.50 Wonderland – The Trouble with Mother The relationship between a man and his elderly mother. (S) 10.30 Newsnight; (S) Weather 11.20 The Culture Show From London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. (R) (S) 12.20 BBC News (S)

5.30 ITV Morning News (S) 6.00 GMTV (S) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S) 10.30 This Morning (S) 12.30 Loose Women (S) 1.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 1.55 Calendar News; Weather (S) 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (S) 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S) 3.59 Local Weather (S) 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R) (S) 5.00 Golden Balls (S) 6.00 Calendar; Weather (S) 6.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 7.00 Emmerdale Sally convinces Ashley that Laurel needs therapy, so he arranges a counsellor to visit. (S) 7.30 River Monsters Jeremy Wade travels to Germany where he investigates tales of the man-eating Wels catfish, which has been on the prowl in European waters for the past 700 years. (S) 8.00 Coronation Street Peter refuses an offer of financial help from George. (S) 8.30 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! With just one more day until the final, Ant and Dec announce the results of the public vote to reveal which of the remaining contestants will be falling at the last hurdle. (S) 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather (S) 10.30 Calendar News; Weather (S) 10.35 Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain The actor explores land off the west coast of mainland Britain. (R) (S) 11.35 October Road Ikey and Alison come to an agreement about their secret relationship. (S) 12.30 Motorsport UK (S) 1.15 The Cosby Mysteries; (R) (S) ITV News Headlines 2.05 Loose Women (R) (S) 2.55 ITV Nightscreen

6.10 Planet Cook (R) (S) 6.30 Yo Gabba Gabba (R) (S) 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) (S) 7.55 Frasier (R) (S) 8.30 Frasier (R) (S) 9.00 Will & Grace (R) (S) 9.30 Friends (R) (S) 10.00 Friends (R) (S) 10.30 The Big Bang Theory (R) (S) 11.00 Ugly Betty (R) (S) 12.00 News at Noon (S) 12.30 Wife Swap USA (R) (S) 1.25 FILM: Rat Race (2001) Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson. (S) 3.25 Countdown (S) 4.10 Deal or No Deal (S) 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show (S) 6.00 The Simpsons (R) (S) 6.30 Hollyoaks (S) 7.00 Channel 4 News (S) 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: Turner Prize – The Artists 2009 (S) 8.00 River Cottage Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall prepares for Christmas. Last in the series. (S) 9.00 The Queen The monarch’s relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Last in the series. (S) 10.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (S) 10.50 Without a Trace (S) 11.45 FILM: The Page Turner (2006) Premiere. French thriller, starring Catherine Frot. 1.25 FILM: Black Widow (1987) Thriller, starring Debra Winger and Theresa Russell. (S) 3.10 Dispatches: Lords, Billionaires and the Russian Connection (R) (S) 4.05 Unreported World (R) (S) 4.30 Switched (R) (S) 4.55 St Elsewhere (R) 5.45 The Hoobs (R) (S)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (S) 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R) (S) 11.45 Medical Investigation (R) (S) 12.35 Five News (S) 12.50 Floyd’s India (R) (S) 1.15 Cooking the Books (R) (S) 1.45 Neighbours (S) 2.15 Home and Away (S) 2.45 Animal Rescue Squad (R) (S) 3.00 Haven Part one of two. Drama, starring Natasha Richardson. (S) 5.00 Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky; Weather (S) 5.30 Neighbours Donna and Kate’s friendship suffers. (R) (S) 6.00 Home and Away Charlie and Geoff find Ruby unconscious at home, Nicole blames Aden for causing Liam to break up with her, and Alf has information that could change Aden’s mind about John. (R) (S) 6.25 Live from Studio Five Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show featuring location reports, celebrity interviews and showbiz gossip. (S) 7.30 Live UEFA Europa League Football Fulham v CSKA Sofia (Kick-off 8.05pm). Colin Murray is joined by Pat Nevin and Stan Collymore to present coverage of the Group E encounter at Craven Cottage. (S) 10.10 FILM: The Green Mile (1999) A prison guard amazed by the healing power and gentleness of a child-killer on death row comes to doubt his guilt. Supernatural drama, with Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan. (S) 1.40 SuperCasino 4.00 NFL Replay (R) 4.45 HouseBusters (R) (S) 5.10 Neighbours (R) (S)

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6.00 Breakfast (S) 9.15 Rip Off Britain (S) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer; (R) (S) BBC News; Weather 11.00 To Buy or Not to Buy (S) 11.30 Cash in the Attic; (R) (S) BBC News; Weather 12.15 Bargain Hunt (S) 1.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 1.30 Regional News; Weather (S) 1.45 Doctors (S) 2.15 Murder, She Wrote (R) (S) 3.00 BBC News; Weather; Regional News (S) 3.05 CBeebies 3.30 CBBC 5.15 Weakest Link (R) (S) 6.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 6.30 Look North; Weather (S) 7.00 The One Show Live topical reports; (S) BBC News; Regional News 8.00 EastEnders Masood deals with the aftermath of the car accident. (S) 8.30 A Question of Sport Guests include Matthew Hoggard and Shay Given. (S) 9.00 Have I Got News for You With Charles Kennedy and Jon Richardson. (S) 9.30 Live at the Apollo New series. With Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre. (S) 10.00 BBC News (S) 10.25 Regional News; Weather (S) 10.35 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (S) 11.35 The National Lottery EuroMillions Draw (S) 11.45 FILM: The Jackal (1997) Thriller, starring Bruce Willis; (S) Weatherview 1.45 Sign Zone: The Marchioness: A Survivor’s Story (R) (S) 2.45 Richard Wilson – Two Feet in the Grave (R) (S) 3.45 Make Me White (R) (S) 4.25 BBC News (S)

Friday, December 4 6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 8.30 CBeebies 11.00 Schools: Primary Class Clips 11.15 KS1 Science Clips (S) 11.25 Something Special (S) 11.40 The LAB Serves Up Food (S) 12.00 Daily Politics (S) 12.30 Working Lunch (S) 1.00 All Saints (S) 1.45 Open House (R) (S) 2.15 Animal Park (R) (S) 3.00 Diagnosis Murder (R) (S) 3.45 Flog It! (S) 4.30 Ready Steady Cook (S) 5.15 FIFA World Cup 2010: The Draw From the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa. (S) 6.35 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two Analysis of the couples’ progress. (S) 7.00 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain Britain’s role in World War Two. Last in the series. (R) (S) 8.00 Gardeners’ World Special: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Sandi Toksvig narrates a docu-drama exploring the founding of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1804, and seven modern-day experts ponder the future of gardening. (S) 9.00 We Are Family The Deebles from Port Talbot, South Wales, reunite after nearly four decades to share memories of their childhoods, which were dominated by a surrogate mother. (S) 10.00 Beautiful People The Doonans prepare for their first holiday abroad. (S) 10.30 Newsnight (S) 11.00 Newsnight Review; (S) Weather 11.35 FILM: The History Boys (2006) Drama, starring Richard Griffiths. (S)

5.30 ITV Morning News (S) 6.00 GMTV (S) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S) 10.30 This Morning (S) 12.30 Loose Women (S) 1.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 1.55 Calendar News; Weather (S) 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (S) 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S) 3.59 Local Weather (S) 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R) (S) 5.00 Golden Balls (S) 6.00 Calendar; Weather (S) 6.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 7.00 Emmerdale Laurel is pleased when Ashley informs her that Sally has moved out. (S) 7.30 Coronation Street Kevin realises how much his affair has taken over his life and tells Molly he is not ready to end his marriage. Dev is intrigued when a business acquaintance seems to avoid him. (S) 8.00 Russell Watson – Return of the Voice: Tonight The singer discusses his brush with death. (S) 8.30 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Ant and Dec present the final, and if previous years are anything to go by, the celebrities will face one last Bushtucker Trial before the winner is announced. Last in the series. (S) 10.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 11.00 Calendar News; Weather (S) 11.05 FILM: Must Love Dogs (2005) Premiere. Romantic drama, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. (S) 12.55 FILM: The Testimony of Taliesin Jones (2000) Drama, starring JohnPaul Macleod; (S) ITV News Headlines 2.30 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Action (S) 3.20 ITV Nightscreen

6.10 Planet Cook (R) (S) 6.30 Yo Gabba Gabba (R) (S) 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) (S) 7.55 Frasier (R) (S) 8.30 Frasier (R) (S) 9.00 Will & Grace (R) (S) 9.30 Friends (R) (S) 10.00 Friends (R) (S) 10.30 The Big Bang Theory (R) (S) 11.00 Ugly Betty (R) (S) 12.00 News at Noon (S) 12.30 Wife Swap USA (S) 1.25 FILM: One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) World War Two drama, starring Godfrey Tearle. (S) 3.25 Countdown (S) 4.10 Deal or No Deal (S) 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show (S) 6.00 The Simpsons (R) (S) 6.30 Hollyoaks (S) 7.00 Channel 4 News (S) 7.30 Into That Good Night (S) 8.00 Jamie at Home (R) (S) 8.30 Jamie at Home The chef creates dishes featuring courgettes. (R) (S) 9.00 Waking the Baby Mammoth The 2007 discovery of a preserved mammoth in Siberia. (S) 10.35 Comedy Showcase: The Amazing Dermot A hypnotist tries to save his ruined career. (S) 11.10 The IT Crowd (R) (S) 11.45 True Blood (R) (S) 12.55 4Music: 4Play: Mumford and Sons (S) 1.10 Friends (R) (S) 2.15 FILM: Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) Premiere. The country-rock pioneer in concert. 3.55 Beach Volleyball (S) 4.55 Switched (R) (S) 5.20 St Elsewhere (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (S) 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R) (S) 11.45 Medical Investigation (R) (S) 12.35 Five News (S) 12.50 Floyd Uncorked (R) (S) 1.15 Cooking the Books (R) (S) 1.45 Neighbours (S) 2.15 Home and Away (S) 2.50 Zoo Days (R) (S) 3.00 Haven (S) 5.00 Five News; Weather (S) 5.30 Neighbours (R) (S) 6.00 Home and Away Martha tries to gain last-minute votes. (R) (S) 6.25 Live from Studio Five Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show. (S) 7.30 The What in the World? Quiz Science-based panel show, hosted by Marcus Brigstocke; (S) Five News Update 8.00 Axe Men Craig Rygaard lands himself in a dangerous situation when his yarder machine catches fire, and Conner Aviation begins its heli-logging season transporting felled trees by air; (S) Five News at 9 9.00 NCIS A Marine is shot dead, and later proves to have been leading a double life. As Jethro and the team investigate, they uncover a case of identity theft. (R) (S) 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benson is implicated in a murder. (S) 11.00 FlashForward Demetri searches for answers in Hong Kong. (R) (S) 12.00 SuperCasino 4.00 Big Ideas That Changed the World (R) (S) 4.45 HouseBusters (R) (S) 5.10 Neighbours (R) (S) 5.35 Home and Away (R) (S)

Saturday, December 5 6.00 Breakfast (S) 10.00 Saturday Kitchen (S) 11.30 Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen (R) 12.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (S) 12.15 Football Focus (S) 1.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship The opening day’s play. (S) 2.15 Live International Rugby Union Barbarians v New Zealand (Kick-off 2.30pm). (S) 4.30 Final Score (S) 5.05 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (S) 5.25 Hole in the Wall (S) 5.55 Merlin (S) 6.40 Strictly Come Dancing Former Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell appears as a guest judge for the last three shows, and the pressure mounts as the remaining celebrities vie for a place in the semi-final. (S) 8.10 The National Lottery Draws With Jenni Falconer. (S) 8.20 Casualty Ruth is shocked when her brother visits the department after spending two years in prison. (S) 9.10 The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson Sketches include Gordon Ramsay’s debut on CBeebies. (S) 9.40 Strictly Come Dancing Bette Midler performs, and two couples face the dance-off. (S) 10.10 BBC News; Weather (S) 10.30 Match of the Day Highlights include Manchester City v Chelsea; (S) National Lottery Update 11.55 The Football League Show Highlights of today’s games. (S) 1.10 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross; (R) (S) Weatherview 2.15 BBC News (S)

6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 12.00 BBC Switch: The Cut (S) 12.25 BBC Switch: The Season (S) 12.55 BBC Switch: The 5:19 Show (S) 1.15 BBC Switch: Kyle XY (S) 2.00 Animal Park (S) 2.45 FILM: The Big Circus (1959) Drama, starring Victor Mature, Red Buttons and Rhonda Fleming. (S) 4.30 Live Snooker: UK Championship Further coverage of the first round. (S) 6.05 Dad’s Army Jones suffers a financial crisis. (R) (S) 6.40 Dinner at Noon Alan Bennett documentary from 1988. (R) (S) 7.20 An Englishman Abroad A woman is shocked to find a mysterious Englishman standing in her dressing room. Alan Bennett’s drama, starring Alan Bates. (R) (S) 8.25 Talking Heads A struggling actress lands a role in a video. Julie Walters performs Alan Bennett’s monologue. (R) (S) 9.00 Talking Heads 2 Thora Hird stars as an elderly lady looking back on the death of a loved one. (R) (S) 9.30 Being Alan Bennett Cameras follow the author during key moments of his 75th year, revealing the apparent contradictions in his personality as he performs civic functions and prepares his new play. (S) 10.30 The Thick of It Nicola tries to find a sports star to front a campaign. (S) 11.00 Have I Got a Bit More News for You With Charles Kennedy and Jon Richardson. Jo Brand hosts. (S) 11.45 Snooker: UK Championship The concluding sessions of the opening four first-round matches. (S) 12.35 Snooker Extra (S)

5.30 ITV Morning News (S) 6.00 GMTV: The Fluffy Club 7.25 Toonattik (S) 9.25 CITV 10.55 News; Weather (S) 10.59 Local Weather (S) 11.00 FILM: Pollyanna (1960) Family drama, starring Hayley Mills. (S) 1.35 FILM: Peter Pan (2003) Fantasy adventure, with Jeremy Sumpter. (S) 3.35 Calendar News; Weather (S) 3.50 FILM: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) Conclusion of the sci-fi saga, with Mark Hamill. (S) 5.00 ITV News; Weather (S) 5.15 FILM: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) Concluded. (S) 6.30 Totally You’ve Been Framed! A review of the show’s most comical clips. (S) 7.30 Harry Hill’s the Best of TV Burp New series. Classic clips from previous series. (S) 8.00 The X Factor The four remaining acts sing two songs each in the semifinal, competing for three places in next week’s grand final. Hosted by Dermot O’Leary. (S) 9.30 Rod Stewart: One Night Only The legendary singer performs some of his greatest hits, including Maggie May and I Don’t Want to Talk About It, as well as new material from his Soulbook album. Ben Shephard hosts. (S) 10.45 ITV News; Weather (S) 11.00 FILM: Ray (2004) Biopic of singer Ray Charles, exploring his battle against racial bigotry, drug addiction and personal demons. With Jamie Foxx. (S) 1.45 FILM: Clean and Sober (1988) Drama, starring Michael Keaton; (S) ITV News Headlines

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Planet Cook (R) (S) Yo Gabba Gabba (R) (S) World Sport Freesports on 4 (R) (S) The Morning Line (S) T4: The World’s Greatest Pop Star: Result (R) (S) 10.00 T4: Friends (R) (S) 10.35 T4: The Hollyoaks Music Show (S) 11.10 T4: 4Music Favourites: Robbie Williams (R) (S) 12.10 T4: 90210 (S) 1.10 T4: Mariah Carey: T4 Special (R) (S) 1.45 Channel 4 Racing from Sandown Park and Wetherby (S) 3.50 My First Year (S) 4.20 Come Dine with Me (R) (S) 4.50 Come Dine with Me (R) (S) 5.20 Come Dine with Me (R) (S) 5.50 Come Dine with Me (R) (S) 6.20 Come Dine with Me More arguments threaten the final meal in Swansea. Hosted by Colin Consterdine. (R) (S) 6.50 Channel 4 News (S) 7.20 FILM: Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) A couple on board a cruiser have to stop the vessel crashing into a runaway oil tanker. Action thriller sequel, with Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric. (S) 9.40 FILM: Premonition (2007) Premiere. A widow is shifted back and forth in time and tries to save her dead husband. Supernatural thriller, with Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon. (S) 11.40 8 Out of 10 Cats With Jeremy Clarkson and David Walliams. (R) (S) 12.15 4Music: Live from Abbey Road (S) 1.20 FILM: Jackie Brown (1997) Crime drama, starring Pam Grier. (S) 4.00 Supporting Acts (R) (S) 4.10 Switched (R) (S) 4.30 Beauty & the Geek (R) (S) 5.15 St Elsewhere (R)

6.00 Sunrise 7.00 Milkshake! 10.00 NFL UK (S) 11.00 The Gadget Show: Winter Special (S) 12.00 Britain’s Best Brain (R) (S) 1.00 Zoo Days (R) (S) 1.10 FILM: Brave Warrior (1952) Western adventure, starring Jay Silverheels. (S) 2.40 FILM: Operation Pacific (1951) World War Two adventure, starring John Wayne. (S) 4.55 FILM: Cool Hand Luke (1967) Chaingang drama, starring Paul Newman. (S) 7.15 Five News (S) 7.20 NCIS The remains of a Marine are discovered impaled on a tree stump in a forest. The investigation leads to the local militia and a botched weapons deal. Mark Harmon stars. (R) (S) 8.15 CSI: NY A woman dies at a French Revolution-themed event co-hosted by a socialite she tutors. Meanwhile, a live cockroach encrusted with jewels gives clues to the death of a promising chef. (R) (S) 9.10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The team investigates the murder of a motorcycle gang member in a biker bar. The case grows complex when information surfaces regarding an undercover policeman. (R) (S) 10.10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The team hunts for a suspected paedophile. (R) (S) 11.10 CSI: NY A man in fancy dress is found dead in Central Park. (R) (S) 12.05 SuperCasino 3.55 House Doctor (R) (S) 4.45 Rough Guide to Islands (R) (S) 5.00 Hana’s Helpline (R) (S) 5.10 The Milkshake! Show (R) (S)


Sunday, December 6 6.00 Breakfast (S) 7.30 Match of the Day (R) (S) 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show (S) 10.00 Fern Britton Meets Desmond Tutu (S) 11.00 Country Tracks (S) 12.00 The Politics Show (S) 1.00 Cash in the Attic (R) (S) 1.30 Keeping Up Appearances (R) (S) 2.00 Murder, She Wrote (R) (S) 2.45 EastEnders (S) 4.40 Points of View (S) 4.55 Songs of Praise (S) 5.30 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (S) 6.00 Life Marine invertebrates. Narrated by David Attenborough. (R) (S) 7.00 Countryfile John Craven presents an investigation into the rise in wildlife crime. James Wong gathers mistletoe at Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, before seeing how much it raises at auction. Including Weather for the Week Ahead. (S) 8.00 Antiques Roadshow From Burghley House in Lincolnshire. (S) 9.00 Small Island Part one of two. The lives and loves of a Jamaican woman and a London landlady become entwined. Adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel, set in 1948, with Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson. (S) 10.30 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (S) 10.55 FILM: Down with Love (2003) Romantic comedy, starring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger. (S) 12.35 The Sky at Night; (S) Weatherview 1.00 Sign Zone: Alexander Armstrong’s Very British Holiday (R) (S) 2.00 Holby City (R) (S) 3.00 Miranda (R) (S) 3.30 Caribbean Food Made Easy (R) (S)

6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 10.00 Something for the Weekend (S) 11.30 Escape to the Country (R) (S) 12.15 FILM: Tiger Bay (1959) British thriller, starring John Mills. 2.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship First-round coverage. (S) 5.20 Talking Heads (R) (S) 6.05 A Day Out Alan Bennett’s drama about a group of cyclists who leave Halifax behind for a day in the country. Brian Glover stars. (R) (S) 6.55 Talking Heads A woman’s habit of writing letters to the authorities gets ridiculously out of hand. Alan Bennett’s poignant and funny monologue A Lady of Letters. (R) (S) 7.30 James May on the Moon The presenter embarks on a mission to learn about the heroes of the first manned lunar landing, experiencing zero gravity and flying to the edge of space in a spy plane. (R) (S) 8.30 Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson tests the Renault Sport Twingo 133 in Belfast, Richard Hammond tries his hand at airport vehicle racing, and Guy Ritchie is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. (S) 9.30 Miranda A hotel stay adds excitement to Miranda’s life. (R) (S) 10.00 Match of the Day 2 Highlights include Everton v Tottenham Hotspur. (S) 10.50 Never Mind the Buzzcocks With Michael Ball, David O’Doherty, Russell Tovey and Aston Merrygold. (R) (S) 11.20 Argumental With guests Frankie Boyle and Andrew Maxwell. (S) 11.50 Snooker: UK Championship Action from the first round. (S) 12.40 Snooker Extra (S) 2.40 BBC News (S)

5.30 ITV Morning News (S) 6.00 GMTV: The Fluffy Club 7.25 Toonattik (S) 9.25 CITV 10.45 Coronation Street (S) 1.00 News; Weather (S) 1.04 Local Weather (S) 1.05 Kids Do the Funniest Things (R) (S) 2.05 FILM: Columbo: Agenda for Murder (1990) Drama, starring Peter Falk. (S) 4.10 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (R) (S) 6.10 Calendar News; Weather (S) 6.25 ITV News; Weather (S) 6.45 All Star Family Fortunes Dancing on Ice judge Karen Barber and comedian Paddy McGuinness are joined by their families as they compete to win cash for charity. Hosted by Vernon Kay. (S) 7.30 The X Factor One of the four remaining acts will have their dreams of stardom shattered tonight, while next week’s grand final beckons for the other three as Dermot O’Leary announces the result. (S) 8.30 FILM: Batman Begins (2005) Premiere. A billionaire becomes a masked vigilante to rid a city of crime and corruption. Comic-book adventure, starring Christian Bale. (S) 11.10 ITV News; Weather (S) 11.20 Carol Ann Duffy: The South Bank Show Melvyn Bragg interviews the Poet Laureate, asking about her work for adults and children and joining her at poetry events in Wales, Italy and Edinburgh. (S) 12.20 Premiership Rugby Union 1.10 Champions League Weekly (S) 1.35 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Crime; (R) (S) ITV News Headlines 2.30 Russell Watson – Return of the Voice: Tonight (R) 2.55 ITV Nightscreen

6.05 Sali Mali (R) (S) 6.10 Planet Cook (R) (S) 6.30 Yo Gabba Gabba (R) (S) 7.00 Beach Volleyball (R) (S) 7.55 The Great Swim Series (S) 8.50 T4: Friends (R) (S) 9.25 T4: Hollyoaks (R) (S) 12.00 T4: 90210 (S) 1.00 T4: Friends (R) (S) 1.40 T4: Ugly Betty (R) (S) 2.40 T4: Ugly Betty (R) (S) 3.40 T4: The Simpsons (R) (S) 4.10 T4: The Simpsons (R) (S) 4.45 Deal or No Deal (S) 5.40 Channel 4 News (S) 6.10 FILM: Son of the Mask (2004) Premiere. A father’s life is turned upside down when a magical mask gives his baby strange powers. Comedy sequel, starring Jamie Kennedy. (S) 8.00 Come Dine with Me Four amateur cooks from Wolverhampton set out to host the perfect dinner party. However, a fierce competitive streak among the contestants sours the proceedings. (R) (S) 9.00 FILM: Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Premiere. An eternally optimistic teacher meets her opposite in an embittered driving instructor. Comedy drama, starring Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan. (S) 11.20 FILM: The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) Premiere. National Guard trainees answering a distress call end up battling mutant cannibals. Horror sequel, starring Michael McMillian. (S) 1.00 FILM: Quills (2000) Period drama, starring Geoffrey Rush. (S) 3.15 The Dead Zone (R) (S) 4.05 Switched (R) (S) 4.30 Beauty & the Geek (R) (S) 5.10 St Elsewhere (R)

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6.00 Sunrise Breakfast news. (S) 7.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Shake! 12.10 Rogue Raiders The cheetahs of Limpopo, South Africa. (R) (S) 1.00 Building the Super Tower: Megastructures The construction of the Bahrain World Trade Centre. (R) (S) 2.00 FILM: The Last Starfighter (1984) Scifi adventure, starring Lance Guest. (S) 3.50 FILM: Last Action Hero (1993) Adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. (S) 6.05 Five News (S) 6.10 FILM: Kelly’s Heroes (1970) American soldiers go behind enemy lines to get their hands on a fortune in Nazi gold. World War Two adventure, starring Clint Eastwood and Telly Savalas. Includes Five News Update at 19.05. 9.00 FILM: Blood Work (2002) A former FBI agent recovering from a heart transplant pursues his donor’s killer. Thriller, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Includes Five News Update at 21.55. (S) 11.10 True Horror: Frankenstein The story of Italian physicist Giovanni Aldini, who experimented with electricity as a means of animating corpses, and became the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. (S) 12.10 FlashForward Demetri searches for answers in Hong Kong. (R) (S) 1.05 NFL Live The latest game from the National Football League, as the race to qualify for the play-offs continues. 4.40 NFL Classic A memorable game. (R) 5.00 Hana’s Helpline (R) (S) 5.10 The Milkshake! Show The house is given a clean. (R) (S) 5.35 Thomas & Friends (R) (S)

Monday, December 7 6.00 Breakfast (S) 9.15 Animal 24:7 (S) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer (S) BBC News; Weather 11.00 Living Dangerously (S) 11.45 Cash in the Attic (S) BBC News; Weather 12.15 Bargain Hunt (S) 1.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 1.30 Regional News; Weather (S) 1.45 Doctors (S) 2.15 Murder, She Wrote (R) (S) 3.00 BBC News; Weather; Regional News (S) 3.05 CBeebies 3.35 CBBC 5.15 Weakest Link (S) 6.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 6.30 Look North; Weather (S) 7.00 The One Show Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley present. (S) 7.30 Inside Out An employment training company and flu pandemics. Last in the series; (S) BBC News; Regional News 8.00 EastEnders A row in the Jackson household leads to a revelation. (S) 8.30 Panorama How MPs can regain trust following the expenses scandal. (S) 9.00 Life How plants adapt to their environment. (S) 10.00 BBC News (S) 10.25 Regional News; Weather (S) 10.35 The Graham Norton Show (S) 11.20 Inside Sport: South Africa’s World Cup Journey (S) 11.50 The Apprentice USA Donald Trump announces the winner. Last in the series; (S) Weatherview 1.15 Sign Zone: An Island Parish (R) (S) 1.45 Defying Gravity (R) (S) 2.30 Beautiful People (R) (S) 3.00 Horizon (R) (S)

6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 8.30 CBeebies 11.10 The Flintstones (R) (S) 11.35 The Flintstones (R) (S) 12.00 Daily Politics 12.30 Working Lunch (S) 1.00 Open House (R) (S) 1.30 Live Snooker: UK Championship The final four first-round matches. (S) 5.15 Escape to the Country (R) (S) 6.00 Celebrity Eggheads New series. Radio 2 DJs take on the challenge. (S) 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two An interview with the latest couple to leave. (S) 7.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship Further coverage of the ranking tournament from the Telford International Centre, featuring the concluding sessions of the remaining four first-round matches. (S) 8.00 University Challenge Jesus College, Oxford takes on Warwick. (S) 8.30 Miranda Penny tries to find a suitable man for Miranda. (S) 9.00 School of Saatchi The six hopefuls are commissioned to produce artwork to sit alongside the old masters at one of Britain’s finest stately homes, Sudeley Castle. (S) 10.00 QI With Sandi Toksvig, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock and John Hodgman. (R) (S) 10.30 Newsnight; (S) Weather 11.20 Have I Got News for You With Charles Kennedy and Jon Richardson. Jo Brand hosts. (R) (S) 11.50 Snooker: UK Championship Highlights of first and second-round matches. (S) 12.40 Snooker Extra (S) 2.40 BBC News (S) 4.00 Close

5.30 ITV Morning News (S) 6.00 GMTV (S) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S) 10.30 This Morning (S) 12.30 Loose Women (S) 1.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 1.55 Calendar News; Weather (S) 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (S) 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S) 3.59 Local Weather (S) 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R) (S) 5.00 Golden Balls (S) 6.00 Calendar; Weather (S) 6.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 7.00 Emmerdale Doug and Ashley struggle following Laurel’s departure. (S) 7.30 Coronation Street Ken asks the council to put a stop to Peter’s plans for a wine bar. (S) 8.00 So You Think You’re Insured?: Tonight Why insurers are refusing to pay out on claims. (S) 8.30 Coronation Street Ken’s secret is exposed when Simon visits Santa’s grotto. (S) 9.00 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Coming Out Cameras follow this year’s contestants as they leave the jungle to be reunited with friends and families, return to the comforts of home and react to the tabloids’ interest in them. (S) 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather (S) 10.30 Calendar News; Weather (S) 10.35 Inside MI5: The Real Spooks The history of the domestic security service. (S) 11.35 FILM: The Black Windmill (1974) British spy thriller, starring Michael Caine; (S) ITV News Headlines 1.30 Loose Women (R) 2.15 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S) 3.10 ITV Nightscreen

6.00 The Treacle People (R) (S) 6.10 Planet Cook (R) (S) 6.30 Yo Gabba Gabba (R) (S) 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.25 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) (S) 7.55 Frasier (R) (S) 8.25 Frasier (R) (S) 9.00 Will & Grace (R) (S) 9.30 Friends (R) (S) 10.00 Friends (R) (S) 10.35 The Big Bang Theory (R) (S) 11.00 Ugly Betty (R) (S) 12.00 News at Noon (S) 12.30 3 Minute Wonder: One Day in Handsworth (R) (S) 12.35 Wife Swap USA (S) 1.30 FILM: Distant Drums (1951) Western, starring Gary Cooper. (S) 3.25 Countdown (S) 4.10 Deal or No Deal (S) 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show (S) 6.00 The Simpsons Bart is befriended by mobsters. (R) (S) 6.30 Hollyoaks Mike struggles to cope with the repercussions of the trial. (S) 7.00 Channel 4 News (S) 8.00 Dispatches: Christmas on Credit High-interest loans for people denied credit elsewhere. (S) 9.00 Man on Earth New series. The effects of climate change throughout the ages. (S) 10.00 Ugly Betty Guest starring singer Adele. (S) 11.00 Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (R) (S) 12.05 4Music: Little Noise Sessions 2009 12.35 King of the Hill (S) 1.35 European Poker Tour 2.30 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (R) (S) 3.10 The Dead Zone (R) (S) 3.55 Switched (R) (S) 4.20 Beauty & the Geek (R) (S) 5.05 St Elsewhere (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (S) 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R) (S) 11.45 Medical Investigation (R) (S) 12.35 Five News (S) 12.50 Nice House, Shame About the Garden: Revisited (R) (S) 1.15 Cooking the Books (R) (S) 1.45 Neighbours (S) 2.15 Home and Away (S) 2.50 I Own Britain’s Best Home: Flying Visits (R) (S) 3.05 FILM: Two Against Time (2002) Factbased drama, with Marlo Thomas. (S) 5.00 Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky; Weather (S) 5.30 Neighbours (R) (S) 6.00 Home and Away Xavier and Romeo take their discovery back to Martha. (R) (S) 6.25 Live from Studio Five Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show. (S) 7.30 How Do They Do It? How car airbags work; (R) (S) Five News Update 8.00 The Gadget Show Christmas Special The best gadgets available for Christmas; (S) Five News at 9 9.00 FILM: Tears of the Sun (2003) A veteran lieutenant leads a dangerous mission to rescue a doctor from crisistorn Nigeria. Action drama, starring Bruce Willis and Monica Bellucci. (S) 11.20 America’s Toughest Prisons Life inside Fremont Correctional Facility in Colorado. (R) (S) 12.20 Vice Squad (S) 1.15 SuperCasino 3.00 Ironman Triathlon 3.55 Race and Rally UK 4.45 Motorsport Mundial 5.10 Neighbours (R) (S) 5.35 Home and Away (R) (S)


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6.00 Breakfast (S) 9.15 Animal 24:7 (S) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer; (S) BBC News; Weather 11.00 Living Dangerously (S) 11.45 Cash in the Attic; (S) BBC News; Weather 12.15 Bargain Hunt (S) 1.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 1.30 Regional News; Weather (S) 1.45 Doctors (S) 2.15 Murder, She Wrote (R) (S) 3.00 BBC News; Weather; Regional News (S) 3.05 CBeebies 3.35 CBBC 5.15 Weakest Link (S) 6.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 6.30 Look North; Weather (S) 7.00 The One Show Live topical reports. (S) 7.30 EastEnders Archie proposes to Janine; (S) BBC News; Regional News 8.00 Holby City Joseph goes too far when voicing his suspicions about Lauren, leaving Vanessa no option but to threaten him with suspension. (S) 9.00 Paradox Another set of images predicts an attack on an anonymous woman. (S) 10.00 BBC News (S) 10.25 Regional News; Weather (S) 10.35 Imagine A portrait of American singer Joan Baez. (S) 11.30 Film 2009 with Jonathan Ross A review of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are. (S) 12.00 The Graham Norton Show; (R) (S) Weatherview 12.50 Sign Zone: See Hear (R) (S) 1.20 Natural World (R) (S) 2.10 Jimmy’s Food Factory (R) (S) 2.40 The Human Power Station (R) (S) 3.40 BBC News (S)

Tuesday, December 8 6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 8.30 CBeebies 11.10 The Flintstones (R) (S) 11.35 The Flintstones (R) (S) 12.00 Daily Politics (S) 12.30 Working Lunch (S) 1.00 Open House (R) (S) 1.30 Live Snooker: UK Championship Second-round coverage. (S) 5.15 Escape to the Country (S) 6.00 Celebrity Eggheads With John Inverdale, Dennis Taylor, Mark Lawrenson, Graham Bell and Bob Champion. (S) 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two Claudia Winkleman meets this week’s saved couple. (S) 7.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship The second round of the ranking event reaches a conclusion at the Telford International Centre, with the remaining four places in the quarter-finals to be decided. (S) 8.00 A History of Scotland How Scotland became one of the world’s richest nations in the late 18th century, an age when the country’s most valuable commodities made their mark – its people and ideas. (S) 9.00 Can Gerry Robinson Fix Dementia Care Homes? Part one of two. Businessman Gerry Robinson discovers what can be done to help improve provisions in care homes dedicated to looking after people with dementia. (S) 10.00 Miranda Penny tries to find a suitable man for Miranda. (R) (S) 10.30 Newsnight; (S) Weather 11.20 Snooker: UK Championship (S) 12.10 Snooker Extra (S) 2.10 BBC News (S)

5.30 ITV Morning News (S) 6.00 GMTV (S) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S) 10.30 This Morning (S) 12.30 Loose Women (S) 1.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 1.55 Calendar News; Weather (S) 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (S) 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S) 3.59 Local Weather (S) 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R) (S) 5.00 Golden Balls (S) 6.00 Calendar; Weather (S) 6.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 7.00 Emmerdale Ashley’s trip to see Laurel does not go well. (S) 7.30 Grimefighters Squatters are found in an abandoned Grimsby school. (S) 8.00 Coastline Cops New series. The work of police officers patrolling Britain’s shores and keeping the peace out at sea, beginning with drunken sailors and potential terrorist threats at Cowes Week. (S) 9.00 Robson Green’s Wild Swimming Adventure Two-part documentary in which the actor embraces the burgeoning trend for outdoor swimming by taking to the waters up and down Britain, beginning with his childhood haunts. (S) 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather (S) 10.30 Calendar News; Weather (S) 10.35 Christmas Tales: Trees New series. Fiona Phillips explores the history of festive symbols. (S) 11.35 In Plain Sight A Wall Street investor exposes his boss’s fraud. (S) 12.30 Premiership Rugby Union; (R) ITV News Headlines 1.20 Loose Women (R) 2.10 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S) 3.05 ITV Nightscreen

5.55 The Treacle People (R) (S) 6.05 Sali Mali (R) (S) 6.10 Planet Cook (R) (S) 6.30 Yo Gabba Gabba (R) (S) 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) (S) 7.55 Frasier (R) (S) 8.30 Frasier (R) (S) 9.00 Will & Grace (R) (S) 9.30 Friends (R) (S) 10.00 Friends (R) (S) 10.30 The Big Bang Theory (R) (S) 11.00 Ugly Betty (R) (S) 12.00 News at Noon (S) 12.30 Proud Parents (R) (S) 12.45 Wife Swap USA (S) 1.40 FILM: Carry On Behind (1975) British comedy, starring Kenneth Williams. (S) 3.25 Countdown (S) 4.10 Deal or No Deal (S) 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show (S) 6.00 The Simpsons (R) (S) 6.30 Hollyoaks (S) 7.00 Channel 4 News (S) 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: Monkey Business (S) 8.00 Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas New series. Kirstie Allsopp prepares her Devonshire cottage for the festive season. (S) 9.00 Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (S) 10.00 Russell Brand: Skinned Frank Skinner interviews the comedian. (S) 11.05 Cast Offs (S) 12.05 Bullrun (S) 12.40 Powers of Three 1.25 European Poker Tour 2.25 World Sport (R) (S) 2.50 Ocean Race (R) (S) 3.45 King of the Hill (R) (S) 4.10 Switched (R) (S) 4.35 Beauty & the Geek (R) (S) 5.20 St Elsewhere (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (S) 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R) (S) 11.45 Medical Investigation (R) (S) 12.35 Five News (S) 12.50 Nice House, Shame About the Garden: Revisited (R) (S) 1.15 Cooking the Books (R) (S) 1.45 Neighbours (S) 2.15 Home and Away (S) 2.50 I Own Britain’s Best Home: Flying Visits (R) (S) 3.05 FILM: Time to Say Goodbye? (1997) Drama, starring Eva Marie Saint. (S) 5.00 Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky; Weather (S) 5.30 Neighbours (R) (S) 6.00 Home and Away Kirsty’s mother returns to the Bay. (R) (S) 6.25 Live from Studio Five Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show. (S) 7.30 Monkey Life An infection threatens to sweep through the chimpanzees; (R) (S) Five News Update 8.00 Sea Patrol UK A stricken chemical tanker begins to drift dangerously close to a sand bank; (S) Five News at 9 9.00 CSI: Miami A man is boiled to death by toxic acid found in his swimming pool. (S) 10.00 CSI: NY Stella heads to Greece to investigate her old mentor; (R) (S) Five News Update 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Part one of two. A murder suspect takes a woman hostage in a casino. (R) (S) 12.00 The FBI Files (R) (S) 12.55 SuperCasino 3.00 UEFA Europa League Football 4.40 Boxing Classic (R) 5.10 Neighbours (R) (S) 5.35 Home and Away (R) (S)

Wednesday, December 9 6.00 Breakfast (S) 9.15 Animal 24:7 (S) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer (S) BBC News; Weather 11.00 Living Dangerously (S) 11.45 Cash in the Attic (S) BBC News; Weather 12.15 Bargain Hunt (S) 1.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 1.30 Regional News; Weather (S) 1.45 Doctors (S) 2.15 Murder, She Wrote (R) (S) 3.00 BBC News; Weather; Regional News (S) 3.05 CBeebies 3.35 CBBC 5.15 Weakest Link (S) 6.00 BBC News; Weather (S) 6.30 Look North; Weather (S) 7.00 The One Show Topical magazine show. (S) 7.30 Big Top The circus’s most popular performer breaks both legs; (S) BBC News; Regional News 8.00 Waterloo Road Cassie claims she is being bullied. (S) 9.00 Spooks Assassins trail a rogue MI5 informant. (S) 10.00 BBC News (S) 10.25 Regional News; Weather (S) 10.35 The National Lottery Draws With Myleene Klass. (S) 10.45 Hot Planet The possible consequences of global warming; (S) National Lottery Update 11.45 FILM: Black Jack: In the Money (2005) Detective drama, starring Colin Friels; (S) Weatherview 1.20 Sign Zone: Antiques Roadshow (R) (S) 2.20 Country Tracks (R) (S) 3.15 James May’s Toy Stories (R) (S) 4.15 BBC News (S)

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CBeebies CBBC CBeebies See Hear (S) The Pre-Budget Report (S) Live Snooker: UK Championship The opening sessions of the first two quarter-finals. (S) 5.15 Escape to the Country (R) (S) 6.00 Celebrity Eggheads Dermot Murnaghan hosts a special edition featuring Jenni Trent Hughes, Helen Lederer, Indira Joshi, Dillie Kean and Kim Woodburn taking on the mighty Eggheads. (S) 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two How the contestants are shaping up for Saturday. (S) 7.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship Hazel Irvine introduces further coverage of the ranking tournament at the Telford International Centre, featuring the concluding sessions of the first two quarter-finals. (S) 8.00 Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson tests the Renault Sport Twingo 133 in Belfast, Richard Hammond tries his hand at airport vehicle racing, and Guy Ritchie is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. (R) (S) 9.00 Horizon David Attenborough investigates the impact of population growth on humans and the environment, and highlights the need for change. (S) 10.00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks With Carol Vorderman, DJ Ironik, Jon McClure and Richard Herring. (S) 10.30 Newsnight; (S) Weather 11.20 Snooker: UK Championship Quarterfinal highlights. (S) 12.10 Being Alan Bennett (R) (S) 1.10 BBC News (S)

5.30 ITV Morning News (S) 6.00 GMTV (S) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S) 10.30 This Morning (S) 12.30 Loose Women With comedian Rhod Gilbert. (S) 1.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 1.55 Calendar News; Weather (S) 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal From Nottingham. (S) 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S) 3.59 Local Weather (S) 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R) (S) 5.00 Golden Balls Game show, hosted by Jasper Carrott. (S) 6.00 Calendar; Weather (S) 6.30 ITV News; Weather (S) 7.00 Emmerdale Doug flies off the handle with Ashley and Sally, while Holly is stunned when Aaron apparently becomes indifferent to her. Elsewhere, Maisie and Ryan flirt at the bar. (S) 7.30 UEFA Champions League Live Liverpool v Fiorentina or Olympiakos v Arsenal (Kick-offs 7.45pm). Steve Rider presents coverage of the matchday six fixture at Anfield or the Karaiskakis Stadium. (S) 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather (S) 10.30 Calendar News; Weather (S) 10.35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time Jim Rosenthal presents highlights of this evening’s final group fixtures, including Liverpool v Fiorentina, Olympiakos v Arsenal and Sevilla v Rangers. (S) 12.00 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Action Stations; (R) (S) ITV News Headlines 12.55 Loose Women (R) 1.40 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S) 2.35 So You Think You’re Insured?: Tonight (R) (S) 3.00 ITV Nightscreen

6.10 Planet Cook (R) (S) 6.30 Yo Gabba Gabba (R) (S) 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) (S) 7.55 Frasier (R) (S) 8.30 Frasier (R) (S) 9.00 Will & Grace (R) (S) 9.30 Friends (R) (S) 10.00 Friends (R) (S) 10.30 The Big Bang Theory (R) (S) 11.00 Ugly Betty (R) (S) 12.00 News at Noon (S) 12.30 Small Railway Journeys (R) (S) 12.50 Wife Swap USA (S) 1.45 FILM: Paths of Glory (1957) World War One drama, starring Kirk Douglas. (S) 3.25 Countdown (S) 4.10 Deal or No Deal (S) 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show (S) 6.00 The Simpsons Lisa and Bart help Krusty the Clown. (R) (S) 6.30 Hollyoaks Disaster strikes for Anita at the students’ Christmas party. (S) 7.00 Channel 4 News (S) 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: Monkey Business (S) 8.00 Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp devises presents for her friends and family. (S) 9.00 The Family Arvinder tries to get rid of a rat. (S) 10.00 True Blood Sam shares his secret with Sookie. (S) 11.10 Cast Offs (S) 12.10 4Music: 360 Sessions (S) 12.45 4Music: 4Play: The Temper Trap (S) 12.55 4Music: This Week’s 4Music Top 20 2.55 The Dead Zone (R) (S) 3.40 King of the Hill (R) (S) 4.10 The Invasion 4.25 St Elsewhere (R) 5.15 St Elsewhere (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (S) 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R) (S) 11.45 Medical Investigation (R) (S) 12.35 Five News (S) 12.50 Nice House, Shame About the Garden: Revisited (R) (S) 1.15 Cooking the Books (R) (S) 1.45 Neighbours (S) 2.15 Home and Away (S) 2.50 I Own Britain’s Best Home: Flying Visits (R) (S) 3.05 The Family Recipe (R) (S) 3.10 FILM: Wishing Well (2009) Premiere. Fantasy drama, with Jordan Ladd. (S) 5.00 Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky; Weather (S) 5.30 Neighbours (R) (S) 6.00 Home and Away A Hallowe’en party has disastrous consequences. (R) (S) 6.25 Live from Studio Five Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show. (S) 7.30 Highland Emergency The Royal Navy search team rescues a seriously injured climber; (R) (S) Five News Update 8.00 Britain’s Best Brain Game show, presented by Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston; (S) Five News at 9 9.00 FILM: Erin Brockovich (2000) A mother accepts a job at a law firm and takes on a company suspected of poisoning a town. Fact-based drama, starring Julia Roberts and Albert Finney. (S) 11.40 The Sexy Ads Show Racy adverts from around the globe. (S) 12.10 Poker (S) 1.35 SuperCasino 3.00 UEFA Europa League Football 5.10 Neighbours (R) (S) 5.35 Home and Away (R) (S)


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DOWN 1. Many are fond of a bit of spice (5) 2. There’s to-do, then, about being punctual (2,3,3) 3. Without it, the speaker would dry up (6) 4. A never-to-be-repeated occasion (4) 5. Stand up perhaps to receive the sweep (4-3) 6. Plotters use it (5,5) 9. Beefy team of sterling worth? (10) 12. Definite cure (8) 14. Mohammedan claims I am converted (7) 16. Master-switch for the current (6) 19. A support and comfort to many (5) 20. Father in agony (4)

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STARS/FILMS

Cleethorpes Chronicle, Thursday, December 3, 2009 27

Your stars with

Cassandra Nye

week commencing December 7 Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20) With many practical aspects dealt with, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to dream this week. Some are recurring and very pleasant, but it is hard to see how to get there. It is important to realise that timing is important. Although you are capable of moving a dream forward, it may not be the right time to implement it. Try to see your future as more expansive rather than focusing on one project or idea. Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21) With a strong intuition, you start the week with an uneasy feeling. Perhaps you sense that something or someone is going to be awkward. When tricky situations arise, it is usually possible to turn them around by using logic and charm. Few can resist this combination of your talents. A happy face, however, can disguise an uncomfortable situation for a short time. Look for solutions in unusual places, where a new approach works wonders. Gemini (May 22 - June 21) A happy relationship, for all that, still needs a tough decision this week. Taking on new responsibilities may not have been in your mind right now, but may be necessary. Gain co-operation from others, especially those involved, by being clear about your intentions. Someone is scared and needs lots of reassurance. Trusting your instinct and listening to your own FRXQVHOLVEHVW'RQ¡WEHSUHVVXUHGE\RXWVLGHLQĂ XHQFHV Cancer (June 22 - July 23) The week seems mapped out ahead of \RXDQGPD\DSSHDUSUHWW\WHGLRXV%HHĂ&#x20AC;QJXS\RXUVRFLDOOLIH           however, restores the balance. Spend time with someone who you have not seen for some time. Had you forgotten how supportive they could be? Be aware that this can work two ways. When someone listens to you, listen back. When someone gives you a helping hand, return the favour. Where you cannot mend, you will bring relief. Leo (July 24 - Aug 23) Is someone holding you back from realising a dream? 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It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t true that you expect everything to fall into your lap - far from it. What others see as an easy life sometimes demands a lot of discipline and GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWGHFLVLRQV7KLVLVRQHRIWKRVHZHHNVZKHQVPDOOWKLQJV           upset big plans. Keep communications open and happy, even when you feel that it is useless. It is not, as you will soon see. Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) People can be most annoying right from the start of this week. Either they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be listening or, if they are, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to respond. What you feel like doing, however, may make matters worse. In such a busy and enterprising time, it is hard to have patience. Even so, that is what you need. Do your best to remain pleasant and practical. Nobody is out to upset you deliberately, although it may feel like it. Give a golden smile. 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Anxious moments for Cameron Diaz and James Marsden.

Delectable Diazâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dire dilemma IN our high-tech age, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sometimes easy to forget the consequences of our choices when everything is available at the click of a mouse or the touch of a keyboard. The Box is a cautionary tale, adapted from the short story Button, Button by Richard Matheson, about a family living in 1970s suburban America who are faced with a terrible moral dilemma. The repercussions of an apparently simple decision only become clear once the choice is made, by which time it is too late to backtrack on a life-altering proposition. Norma Lewis (Diaz) and her husband Arthur (Marsden) are woken early one morning by the chimes of their doorbell. Opening the front door, Norma discovers a brown paper-wrapped parcel: inside is a wooden box housing a bright red button and a note bearing the instructions: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr Steward will call upon you at 5pm.â&#x20AC;? Sure enough, at the agreed time, when only Norma is home, the horribly disfigured Arlington Steward (Langella) makes his entrance and sets out a tantalising proposition. If the Lewises push the red button in the next 24 hours, someone they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know will die and they will collect one million dollars.

FILM review

By Damon Smith

Title: The Box Starring: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden. Frank Langella, Sam Oz Stone Cert: 12A Length: 115 mins Rating: 6/10 If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t push the red button, the box will be taken away and they get nothing. While school teacher Norma and NASA engineer Arthur agonise over their decision, fate deals them both cruel blows. With the clock ticking and their cosy existence suddenly in jeopardy, they must think hard about Stewardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horrifying proposal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not only for themselves, but also for their 13-year-old son Walter (Oz Stone), who is understandably curious about the parcel. Diaz wrings every drop of emotion from her fiercely-protective mother role, while Marsden adopts a more re-

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LEISURE

28 Thursday, December 3, 2009, Cleethorpes Chronicle

WI recipe

Branch out and plant a tree soon AS this is National Tree Week, I thought I would be able to encourage you to plant a tree within your garden or fund the planting of a tree locally. National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration annually, launching the start of the winter tree planting season. Trees play a large part in our landscape, contributing with their various colours, shapes and sizes, some evergreen, others deciduous. Deciduous species can look magnificent no matter the season, whether clothed in leaves or when naked, silhouetting against the winter sky. I sincerely hope that there will always be enough people out there who realise the importance and value of trees within our environment, not just for today but for future generations. Our trees in simple terms

act as the lungs for our towns and cities. Described as the manufacturing centre, their leaves take the carbon dioxide from the air they breathe and convert it into oxygen which is essential for life. Trees can be planted for a wide range of reasons as well as the fact they clean our atmosphere, which we tend to take for granted. They can provide us with natural shade, a vast selection of fruit, wood for building and fencing materials, flower and leaf colour, not to mention all of the resins and gums which have been extracted from them for medicines and dyes over the centuries. Trees are planted within the environment for a wide range of reasons. Pines are planted to stabilise our coastal dunes; poplars form natural screens and windbreaks around industrial sites.

THE Cleethorpes Chronicle gardening correspondent, Alan Fletcher, parks and open spaces manager at North East Lincolnshire Council, informs us that we are now in National Tree Week and highlights how vital trees are to our landscape and wellbeing. Alder and willows are widely planted in areas that are prone to flooding. What would our towns’ avenues look like in the absence of trees? It has taken us years to get over the ravages of Dutch elm disease which

killed hundreds of our elm trees locally in the 1970s and 1980s. The trees I have been involved with the planting of since that time are now providing all year round benefits. Haverstoe Park, Country

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Park and the Taylor’s Avenue estate are now well established. There is a large choice of trees available which are suitable for planting within an average sized garden. Here are some examples: Amelanchier Canadensis – flower/autumn leaf colour Betulus Pendula Dalecarlica – graceful/beautiful bark Cotoneaster Cornubia – semi evergreen/red berries Malus John Downie – beautiful red/yellow fruit Prunus Subhirtella Autumualis – autumn colour/ white flowers Pyrus Chanticleer – semi evergreen /conicle Sorbus Cashmiriana – autumn leaf / white berry Chamaecyparis Ellwoods Gold – golden evergreen If your garden is not big enough to accommodate a tree, look at the wide range of shrubs available which could help towards the environmental issues we are faced with. If you have any gardening questions for Alan, please send them to him courtesy of the Cleethorpes Chronicle, 6 Short Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LZ or email news@cleethorpeschronicle.co.uk

Chicken, ham and mushroom savoury (serves four) Good recipe for using up cooked chicken and ham. Ingredients 25g margarine 300g cooked chopped chicken or turkey 200g cooked ham (or a small tin of ham) chopped 125g sliced mushrooms 50g breadcrumbs 1 finely chopped onion

2 teaspoons dried parsley 2 beaten eggs Method Butter the base and sides of a casserole dish and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Mix all the other ingredients and season. Put in dish, level top and cover with cling film. Heat for 8-9 minutes in microwave. Leave to stand for five minutes. Can be served hot or cold. Can be baked in conventional oven, 375F for 45 minutes.

WI meeting times WOMEN’S Institute groups meet across the area every month and welcome new members. Times and venues are: Second Monday New Waltham, 2pm, New Waltham Village Hall, Station Road. First Tuesday Cleethorpes, 2pm, St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Mill Road. Second Tuesday Humberston,7.15pm,Wendover Hall, Church Lane, Lakeside, 7.45pm, Humberston Country Club, Humberston Avenue. Second Wednesday Healing, 7.30pm, Wesley Hall, Station Road. Laceby, 7.15pm, Stanford Centre, Cooper Lane. Wold Newton, 7.30pm, Wold Newton village hall. Third Wednesday Scartho, 2pm, St Giles’ Small Hall, Church Lane. First Thursday Stallingborough, 7.30pm, village hall, Station Road. Tetney, 7.30pm, village hall. Second Thursday Great Coates, 7.30pm, Bishop King Centre, Wingate Road, Grimsby. Weelsby, 7.30pm, United Reformed Church, Weelsby Road, Grimsby.

American flying visitor became major celebrity BY CHRIS HEATON Reporter

THRUSHES are familiar birds to a lot of people and most need no introduction. Blackbirds and song thrushes are commonly seen in gardens, in spite of a drastic reduction in numbers. There are two other members of the thrush family breeding in Britain – mistle thrush and ring ouzel, with the latter only being a summer visitor staying with us to breed and then leaving for warmer climes. Winter is perfect to observe and look for thrushes, as this is the time when our thrushes are joined by thousands of winter visitors, namely redwings and fieldfares. These birds are commonly seen along hedgerows, fields and even gardens as they feast on berries and other fruits that are abundant in most winters. It is not unusual to see mixed flocks of hundreds of thrushes roving around our countryside. Winter is also a great time to find something a little rare mixed in with these flocks. These rarities can occur anywhere and be found by anyone. As winter progresses and food supplies become harder to

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CHRONICLE Nature Log

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Many thanks to Colin Smale for this photograph of the much celebrated American robin. find, thrushes will turn to urban areas and feed on berries in peoples gardens. I have seen two black-throated thrushes feeding on berries in urban gardens with other thrushes. These birds become almost tame and will allow close approach. Other rare thrushes that have turned up in winters gone by include eye-

browed, dusky, naumanns, Siberian and American robin. American robin is, as its name suggests, an American species, whereas all the other species named above are Asian. One would expect to find an Asian thrush near the Lincolnshire shoreline because of our east coast situation. What is per-

haps even more astounding in a county as large as ours, is that there has only ever been one confirmed and much admired rare thrush – an American robin. This bird was discovered by birdwatchers looking for waxwings, which had been present for sometime in the Great Coates area on January 1, 2004, and stayed loyal to its chosen site for the next three months and was seen every day by a never ending stream of admirers. The American robin became a celebrity until finally being taken by a sparrowhawk. What a sad end to a rare bird which brought so much pleasure to so many. The mere fact that this rarity was found on an industrial estate illustrates how rare birds can and do turn up anywhere. We want to hear your stories, sightings and see your photographs. You can submit your sightings by emailing to chris.heaton@cleethorpeschronicle.co.uk or by texting 07753 322392. You can send your letters to Chris Heaton at the Cleethorpes, Chronicle, 6 Short Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LZ. For every story or photograph we print , the sender will receive a gift voucher to spend at Comley Cameras.


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NOW is the chance to discover the joy of singing through Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hallelujah Chorusâ&#x20AC;? in the company of a Grimsby choir. The Hallelujah Chorus, from Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Messiah, is probably the best known chorus in English music and the Grimsby Philharmonic Society is including it in its Carols Around the

Grimsby Philharmonic Society concert soloists Judy Dennis and (right) Cameron RichardsonEames.

World Concert at Grimsbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Central Hall on Saturday, December 12 at 7.30pm. This is part of the Sing Hallelujah project organised by BBC Radio 3 in which hundreds of choirs all over the country are participating, mainly during December, to encourage people to â&#x20AC;&#x153;have a goâ&#x20AC;?. There will be a short (20 minutes or so) rehearsal beforehand for those who have never sung it before or for anyone who needs it. The music will be provided and everyone will be under the safe guidance of conductor Sue Hollingworth, whose Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir won the BBC Choir of the Year trophy in 2008. More information is available by phoning (01472) 878889 or on bbc.co.uk/sing, which takes you to the Philâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website via the national list of choirs taking part. The concert also features two special soloists; Judy Dennis will be playing the celtic harp and also singing one or two carols and Cameron Richardson-Eames (winner of the Phil-sponsored Most Promising Young Singer trophy at Cleethorpes Festival of Music and Words) will showcase some of his many musical and spoken word talents. Tickets are priced ÂŁ5-ÂŁ8 and are obtainable from choir members, The Caxton Ticket Office in Grimsby Central Library on (01472) 346251 or at the door on the night. If you want to take part but canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make that date, the Grimsby Bach Choir is also doing the Hallelujah Chorus in its concert on Saturday, December 19 in Grimsbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parish Church St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at 7.30pm. And the Louth Choral Society is also taking part in the project at its annual evening of carols and Christmas music to suit all ages and tastes.

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Film for hospice FRIENDS of Whitgift School in Grimsby are hoping to create a traditional Christmas vibe by showing the classic movie White Christmas on the big screen. The showing will be at the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own film theatre, in Crosland Road, on Saturday, December 12, and in aid of the St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice. Prior to the film there will be carol singing, complimentary mince pies and mulled wine. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available from the Caxton Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251 or on the door.

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Christmas Sea View Street Christmas Market, Cleethorpes. Takes place 2.30pm to 8pm. Virgin Mary will travel by donkey from St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Avenue to Sea View Street for grand switching on of Christmas lights. Trees at St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church and High Cliff will have their lights switched on at about 6pm, with Grimsby Auditorium panto star Chesney Hawkes doing the honours in St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Avenue. Christmas Lantern Service. Organised by St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parish Church in association with the Humberston Parish Council. On the village green, tree lights to be switched on at 6.30pm. Refreshments in the church vestry, music by the East Coast Elite Marching Band. Father Christmas in attendance. Bring your lanterns, your children and your voices. Film Fantastic Mr Fox (PG). Stars George Clooney (voice). Director Wes Anderson. 7.30pm. Whitgift Film Theatre (Whitgift School), Crosland Road, Grimsby. Adults ÂŁ4.50, concessions ÂŁ4. Tickets from Caxton Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251 or on door.

Music Country Music Evening. Presented by Waltham Windmill Preservation Society, with Darren Busby, international multiaward winning country music artist, and popular local support. At the British Legion Hall, Waltham, 8pm. Tickets ÂŁ5 on the door or from Cottingham Pharmacy, High Street, Waltham. Licensed bar (club) and refreshments available. All proceeds to the preservation society.

Social Sex, Violence and Religion in Elizabethan Hull. A Historical Association talk with Helen Good from the University of Hull and committee member of the British Association for Local History. St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School, Bargate, Grimsby, 7.30pm. Visitors ÂŁ4, students free. Phone (01472) 509372 for more details.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Children Old Mother Hubbard. Presented by Birdhouse Theatre at The Gallery, 2nd floor, Grimsby Library. Garlic Theatre Company will delight children and adults alike with this spicy blend of slapstick and folk humour in this fresh and funny adaptation. For three to six-year-olds and their families. Shows at 11am and 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ3 children, ÂŁ2 adults. Phone (01472) 346251 to book. Christmas Christmas fayre. From 10am to 2pm, organised by the 4th Cleethorpes Scout Group in the Scout Hut on Albert Road, Cleethorpes, featuring refreshments, games and stalls.

Christmas Art Market. Barton upon Humberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft gallery opens its doors for some festive shopping. On sale will be work by more than 30 northern Lincolnshire artists at prices to suit everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pocket. Runs from 11am to 4pm, free admission. Victorian Christmas Fayre. At All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church and Church Hall, Waltham, 2pm to 5pm. Festive stalls selling arts, crafts, cakes and Christmas gifts. Entertainment from the Toll Bar String Ensemble, hand bell ringers, pre-school singers and Father Christmas. Proceeds to St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice and Church Charities. Santa Special Trains. Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Join the train at Kingsway station, where you will be hauled by steam locomotives to Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto at North Pole Junction. Children visit Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto, warming seasonal refreshments. Trains run 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. ÂŁ8 per person (includes a gift and surprises for children). Prior booking essential. Phone (01472) 604657 to book.

Film Fantastic Mr Fox (PG). Stars George Clooney (voice). Director Wes Anderson. 7.30pm. Whitgift Film Theatre (Whitgift School), Crosland Road, Grimsby. Adults ÂŁ4.50, concessions ÂŁ4. Tickets from Caxton Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251 or on door.

Music Nuneaton Salvation Army Band, Grimsby Salvation Army Songsters, with the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choir. In the Main Hall of Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, 7.30pm. Licensed bar and refreshments available. Tickets: circle ÂŁ10 and ÂŁ8, stalls ÂŁ6, available from Caxtons Theatre Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251. Dave Kelly (from The Blues Band) and Maggie Bell (from Stone the Crows). Acoustic show at Grimsby Yardbirds Club. Tickets ÂŁ10 in advance, on sale from Solid Entertainment, 46 Wellowgate, Grimsby, (01472) 349222. Kingsway Printers Band concert. 7.30pm St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Methodist Church, St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Avenue, Cleethorpes. Admission ÂŁ5, under 16s free if accompanied by an adult. Sales Table top sale. Organised by the Waltham Windmill Preservation Society at St Gilesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Large Hall, Scartho, from 10am. Admission 20p. Refreshments. Buyers from 10am. Book sale. St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Vestry, Humberston, 10am 12noon. Admission 50p, includes refreshments. Victorian Fayre. In aid of Cuddles Catsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rescue Centre at Christ Church, Grimsby Road (corner of Reynolds Street, Cleethorpes), 10am to 4pm. Free entrance. Gift stalls, cake stall, raffle and tombola. Refreshments.

Sport Football. Grimsby Town plays Dagenham and Redbridge at Blundell Park, 3pm.

Theatre Orgasm. Raunchy comedy written and directed by Matt Sargent. At Caxton Theatre, Grimsby, 7.30pm. Tickets (01472) 346251. (See Friday for more details.) The Rocky Horror Show. Richard Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outrageous classic featuring Olivier Award winner David Bedella as Frank â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Furter, at Grimsby Auditorium, 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets from the box office on 0844 847 2426 or go to www.grimsbyauditorium.org.uk (booking/transaction fee may apply). (See Friday for more details.)

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Christmas Humberston North Sea Lions Club Santa Fun Run. A 2.5 -mile run (or walk). 10.30am start at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, to the Pier and back again. Lots of Santas all running together. Medals for all who finish. Suit is yours to keep. Accompanied children and dogs. Free mince pie and mulled wine (non alcoholic). ÂŁ10 including your suit (ÂŁ2 for child under 16 including a Christmas hat). All proceeds to Wish Upon a Star. For application forms phone Tim on (01507) 363295, email tmdonovan@tiscali.co.uk, text 0787 928 5577. Last date for entries Saturday, November 28. Santa Special Trains. Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Join the train at Kingsway station, where you will be hauled by steam locomotives to Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto at North Pole Junction. Children visit Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto, warming seasonal refreshments. Trains run 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. ÂŁ8 per person (includes a gift and suprises for children). Prior booking essential. Phone (01472) 604657 to book.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7

Christmas The Salvation Army Band, songsters and timbrels. Featuring in an evening of seasonal music and carols presented by Grimsby Cleethorpes Lions Club and The Salvation Army. It will take place at St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church, Grimsby, at 7.30pm. Admission is free, donations accepted.

Film Louth Film Club shows Once (15). Annual pre-Christmas feelgood movie. Delightful Irish film, romantic drama. A Dublin busker meets and falls in love with a young Czech woman and fellow musician. The leading roles are played by real-life musicians Glen Hansard, who starred in The Commitments and is a member of Celtic soul band The Frames, and pianist MarkĂŠta IrglovĂĄ. Show starts 7.30pm at the Playhouse Cinema. Tickets cost ÂŁ3 for members, standard cinema prices (ÂŁ5 or ÂŁ4 concessions) for non-members. For more information go to www.louthfilmclub.co.uk or visit Off The Beaten Tracks record shop at 36 Aswell Street, Louth. Music The Blockheads. The original Blockheads, exclusive small club gig at Grimsby Yardbirds. Tickets ÂŁ14 in advance (limited to four per person).Tickets on sale from Solid Entertainments, 46 Wellowgate, Grimsby, (01472) 349222.

Social RSPB Grimsby and District Group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bird Ringing in Lincolnshireâ&#x20AC;? with Martin Sizer of Louth. 7.30pm, Corpus Christi Community Centre, corner of Machray Place, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes. Local History Talk. Cleethorpes: East Coast Resort. Illustrated with photographs taken from Grimsby Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local history collection. 2.30pm (for one hour) at Grimsby Central Library, Meeting Room 2. Free, but admission by ticket only. Phone (01472) 323628/323603. 4pm, until Sunday, January 31, free entry. The artwork on display will showcase the work of Artlandish artists and their friends in a colourful display of abstract and figurative art. Over 10 local artists will be exhibiting. Includes ceramics, textiles, metalwork, water colour, oils, acrylics and charcoal. The artwork is for sale. On the ground floor of the Discovery Centre is the Community Gallery, where local photographer Marie Moore is exhibiting her collection of photographs from travels around the world. For further information call (01472) 697699 or email office@artlandish.org

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Film The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (12a). A fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. Director Terry Gilliam. Stars Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law. 7.30pm. Whitgift Film Theatre (Whitgift School), Crosland Road, Grimsby. Adults ÂŁ4.50, concessions ÂŁ4. Tickets from Caxton Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251 or on door.

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Film The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (12a). A fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. Director Terry Gilliam. Stars Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law. 7.30pm. Whitgift Film Theatre (Whitgift School), Crosland Road, Grimsby. Adults ÂŁ4.50, concessions ÂŁ4. Tickets from Caxton Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251 or on door. The Grimsby Chums. Due to popular demand, there will be another chance to see the film at Cleethorpes Library, Alexandra Road, 2.30pm. Unique footage of the Chums â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the 10th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. Contains archive footage of the Grimsby Chums training at Brocklesby Park. To book call (01472) 323650.

Social Grimsby/Cleethorpes Railway Society. Meets at the RAFA Club, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, 2pm. Talk by Stephen Gay from Sheffield on Pennine Journey Attercliffe to Accrington. Christmas bingo evening. At North Cotes Village Hall. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Refreshments available, raffle with ÂŁ50 cash first prize.Tickets available on the night. Slide show on Dartmoor. With the New Chesham Travel Club. Speaker Dave Warren. At Grimsby Central Hall, 7.30pm. Free to members, ÂŁ2 visitors. Flower Arranging Demonstration. By Jenny Hippisley. North Thoresby Village Hall, 7pm. Tickets ÂŁ6 from North Thoresby Post Office or on the door, refreshments included. Raffle with prizes the arrangements created by Jenny. All proceeds to the Parochial Church Council for the dike cleaning fund.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

Christmas Carols by Candlelight. Presented by Grimsby Town Centre Forum, at St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Square, Grimsby, 5.45pm. This hour long event gives the opportunity to share in a community gathering and come together to sing traditional carols that we all know and love. Singing will be led by Canon Michael Hunter, the St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choristers and the Salvation Army. Everyone attending will be provided with a free candle and mince pie. Jack and the Beanstalk. Christmas pantomime at Grimsby Auditorium featuring the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one and onlyâ&#x20AC;? Chesney Hawkes. Box office and Ticketmaster 0844 847 2426. Music Grimsby Jazz. The Lewis Wright Quartet. Stamford Club, Clee Rd, Grimsby. A prodigy at the age of three on drums and piano,

Lewis graduated to vibes when he was nine. Since then he has climbed the ladder into jazz stardom working with all the British jazz stars along the way. He arrives at Grimsby Jazz fully formed at the age of 20 and a genuine talent. Accompanied by Simon Brown (Keyboards) Andy Doyle (Bass Guitar / Double Bass), Will Clark (Drums). Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.30pm. Tickets ÂŁ9 adv ÂŁ10 on the door Tel: 01472 873730/753861 www.grimsbyjazz.com Social Christmas bingo. In St Peter's Church vestry, Humberston. Eyes down 7pm. Bingo books ÂŁ1. Admission ÂŁ1 includes refreshments.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

Christmas Jack and the Beanstalk. Christmas pantomime at Grimsby Auditorium featuring the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one and onlyâ&#x20AC;? Chesney Hawkes. Box office and Ticketmaster 0844 847 2426. Shoppers Carol Service. With the Salvation Army Band. In St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church, Grimsby, at 12.30pm. New Waltham Christmas lights switch-on.

Church Festival of Light. St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Humberston. Preview evening 7.30pm, ÂŁ3.

Theatre The Snow Queen. Fusion Youth Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own adaptation of this famous story. Follow Gerdaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story as she travels far and wide to rescue her best friend Kay from the evil queen. The Lindsey School and Community Arts College, Grainsby Avenue, Cleethorpes, 7.30pm. Tickets ÂŁ6/ÂŁ5 from The Caxtons Box Office, Grimsby Central Library, or phone (01472) 346251.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

Christmas Christmas Market with traditional fun fair. On the Piazza at the Meridian Point Craft Centre, Meridian Road, Cleethorpes, 10am to 4pm, with lots of festive attractions. Teddy bear hut, where customised teddy bears can be made, wooden toys, paint your own ceramics, art and picture framing, dolls houses and accessories, hand made glass, gifts made out of driftwood from Cleethorpes beach, professional artist, hand made greeting cards, plants and flowers, candles, jewellery, glitter tattoos, face painting, mulled wine, mince pies, German food and drink, raffles and prizes, Santa. Carol concert. Grimsby Philharmonic Society presents in the Main Hall at Grimsby Central Hall, 7.30pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around the World with Carolsâ&#x20AC;?. The Philharmonic Choir performs carols from all corners of the globe. Conductor Susan Hollingworth. Accompanist Joan Date. Licensed bar and refreshments available. Tickets: circle ÂŁ8 and ÂŁ7, stalls ÂŁ5, available from Caxton Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251. Jack and the Beanstalk. Christmas pantomime at Grimsby Auditorium featuring the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one and onlyâ&#x20AC;? Chesney Hawkes. Box office and Ticketmaster 0844 847 2426. Santa Special Trains. Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Join the train at Kingsway station, where you will be hauled by steam locomotives to Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto at North Pole Junction. Children visit Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto, warming seasonal refreshments. Trains run 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. ÂŁ8 per person (includes a gift and suprises for children). Prior booking essential. Phone (01472) 604657 to book. Christmas Toy Run. Organised by North East Lincolnshire MAG (Motorcycle Action Group). Meeting 11am at Kingsway Kiosks, Kingsway, Cleethorpes. To the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby. Take along a wrapped new gift suitable for a child up to 16-years-old. Brass Band Festive Concert. At All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church, Waltham, 7.30pm. With the Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes Brass Band playing hits from the musicals and Christmas favourites and carols. Tickets ÂŁ5 from Cottinghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pharmacy on the High Street or by phoning (01472) 500974. Church Festival of Light. St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Humberston. Church open 10am to 4pm, refreshments available. Admission ÂŁ1.

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Film A White Christmas (U). Director Michael Curtiz. Stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. 7.30pm. Whitgift Film Theatre (Whitgift School), Crosland Road, Grimsby. Adults ÂŁ4.50, concessions ÂŁ4. Tickets from Caxton Ticket Office, Grimsby Central Library, (01472) 346251 or on door. Organised by Friends of Whitgift in aid of St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice. Free mince pies and mulled wine from 7pm. Show Moon Over Meggies. Presented by The Catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pyjamas. A sumptuous burlesque show. Featuring political satire/tease from Honey Wilde and mischief from May Hemm. Music from Scarlet Daggers. At The Yardbirds Club, Church Street, Grimsby. Doors open 8pm for an 8.45pm start. ÂŁ10 on door. Ages 18+. Social Sugarcraft meeting and Christmas cake competition. Demonstration of marzipan modelling by Lesley Davey. At St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Avenue, Cleethorpes. Entrance ÂŁ4, members ÂŁ2.

Theatre The Snow Queen. Fusion Youth Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own adaptation of this famous story. Follow Gerdaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story as she travels far and wide to rescue her best friend Kay from the evil queen. The Lindsey School and Community Arts College, Grainsby Avenue, Cleethorpes, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets ÂŁ6/ÂŁ5 from The Caxtons Box Office, Grimsby Central Library, or phone (01472) 346251.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

Christmas Christmas Market with traditional fun fair. On the Piazza at the Meridian Point Craft Centre, Meridian Road, Cleethorpes, 10am to 4pm, with lots of festive attractions. Teddy bear hut, where customised teddy bears can be made, wooden toys, paint your own ceramics, art and picture framing, dolls houses and accessories, hand made glass, gifts made out of driftwood from Cleethorpes beach, professional artist, hand made greeting cards, plants and flowers, candles, jewellery, glitter tattoos, face painting, mulled wine, mince pies, German food and drink, raffles and prizes, Santa. Civic and community carol service. The Salvation Army, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, 6pm. Featuring Humberston Church of England School Choir, Rachael Robinson from the Guildhall School of Music and Salvation Army Band, songsters and timbrels. Free admission. Collection for the Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charity Fund. Jack and the Beanstalk. Christmas pantomime at Grimsby Auditorium featuring the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one and onlyâ&#x20AC;? Chesney Hawkes. Box office and Ticketmaster 0844 847 2426. Santa Special Trains. Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Join the train at Kingsway station, where you will be hauled by steam locomotives to Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto at North Pole Junction. Children visit Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto, warming seasonal refreshments. Trains run 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. ÂŁ8 per person (includes a gift and suprises for children). Prior booking essential. Phone (01472) 604657 to book. Carol service in celebration of the lives of departed loved ones. Corpus Christi Church, Grimsby Road (corner of Machray Place), Cleethorpes, 4pm. Service will be led by Fr James Earley. Everyone welcome. Each person will be invited to light a candle and place it on the altar. Refreshments in the Community Centre afterwards.

Church Festival of Light. St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Humberston. Church open 2pm to 4pm, refreshments available. Admission ÂŁ1.

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sectors of the community of North East Lincolnshire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Discovery Centre move is also important to our artists allowing them to showcase, promote and sell their work within a new gallery area.â&#x20AC;? He continued: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artlandish now operates from a really high quality building in a first class location and the Artlandish and Friends exhibition marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the charity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope that the residents of North East Lincolnshire and visitors to the area take the time to look around the exhibition and see for themselves the really wonderful work produced by our artists.â&#x20AC;? Cllr Steve Hocknell, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and healthier communities, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very happy that Artlandish has settled into its new surroundings and is opening with such a fantastic exhibition.

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Christine Hamilton is one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most charismatic and colourful personalities. She enlivens proceedings with her charm and humour, whether talking about feisty women, or lifting the veil on the world of Westminster. She has been described by some as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the battling lionessâ&#x20AC;? and more recently has gone from â&#x20AC;&#x153;battleaxe to national treasureâ&#x20AC;?. She has emerged triumphant in the face of scandal and controversy. GY70 Chairman David Whittock said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if Christine Hamilton is a battleaxe or a pussycat, but all those brave enough to attend will find out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do know that from her televi-

sion appearances she is always quickwitted, engaging and has a great sense of humour.â&#x20AC;? To know more about Grimsby 70 Round Table or to request tickets (ÂŁ40) for this event contact Jonathon Stevenson at Allenby Stevenson, Victoria Street, Grimsby on (01472) 233120; Raymond Kirk at ForresterBoyd, Grimsby, on 07900 250 251; or Dave Whittock at Housing and Support, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, on 07759 04 11 26. Ticket hotline 07775 93 25 43. For more information on the above event or on GY70 Round Table contact Gary Swan on grtswan@garyswan.co.uk or 07932 954 252.

Time to remember lost loved ones A SPECIAL carol service in celebration of the lives of departed loved ones is to be held in Cleethorpes. It will take place at Corpus Christi Church, Grimsby Road (corner of Machray Place), at 4pm on Sunday, December 13. The service will be led

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Let there be light Special rose planted Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Leaders of the 32nd Grimsby unit mark 100 years of Girl Guiding by planting a Centenary Rose in the garden of the United Reformed Church, Weelsby Road. For information about joining the guiding movement please contact Mary White on (01507) 462045. Picture: John Armstrong, Havelock Rotary Club.

Eyes down for new machine A NEW bingo machine was presented to Mike Thompson of The Elms, Humberston by Lions’ President Sheena Wilkinson at North East Lincolnshire Lions’ Club. The bingo machine, which will be used at the residential home for bingo sessions, cost around £150 and is provided from the Lions’ charity fund, fed by money raised through a variety of activities. The Lions run a monthly prize bingo at Stallingborough Village Hall, with £55 raised at a recent session earmarked for the Cleethorpes-based RNLI and Inshore Rescue which is the club’s main charity for its Christmas draw this year.

THE annual switch-on of the Market Place Christmas lights was watched by a good crowd of villagers despite the cold and wet weather. The Kingsway Printers Band entertained the visitors with Christmas tunes by the tree and three pupils from Tetney Primary School took their places next to the decorated switch. Antonia Smith (five), of Willow class, Mollie Smye (seven,) of Oak class and Charlotte Brydon (nine), of Cedar class, were chosen by the parish clerk, Susan Booth and Cllr Yvonne Fletcher after all the children had designed their own Christmas stocking. Catherine Hughes (10), of Beech class, was also chosen as a prizewinner but was unable to attend the ceremony. They all received gift vouchers for their hard work. After a short introduction from Cllr Fletcher, informing the resi-

dents about the new lights that have been installed, a countdown was sounded and the tree lit to cheers from the onlookers. The villagers then moved across to the village hall, where a dozen stalls run by village groups and organisations greeted them and offered many lovely items for sale, to eat or be won. Father Christmas arrived and a line of eager children queued to meet him. The Kingsway Printers band continued their performance to a packed hall and the Christmas atmosphere was most enjoyable. Pupils raise pounds for Pudsey AFTER attending school in fancy dress or non-uniform and selling home-made cakes at lunchtime, the pupils of Tetney Primary raised £125.40 for the Children In Need appeal. Thanks to all who made this possible, to help this good cause.

Mollie Smye, Charlotte Brydon and Antonia Smith turn on the Christmas lights in Tetney.

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Finlay (four) and Eloise (six) Dunford meet Father Christmas.

December 4th: Journey of the Magi a sparkling production of dance, theatre, song and poetry, inspired by TS Elliot’s poem by the Spring Dance Company. At St Peter and St Paul’s Church. Tickets, adults £8, children under 12 £6. Inquiries on 210409, 824082 or 814887. 10th: Parish Council meeting, village hall, 7.30pm. Members of the public welcome. Our correspondent is Mrs O Yvonne Fletcher: Phone 814723. Please let her know about coming events, meetings and anything else you think may be of interest to Tetney.

Grand gestures to village groups

Cheques are received by Doreen Pinder (Pop In), Andrew Jacklin (Grainthorpe and Conisholme Village Association), Mary-Anne Drinkel (St Clement’s Church), Philippa Lidstone-Scott (Welcome Club) Mike Crombie, chairman of Grainthorpe Festival of Arts, Freda Oliver (Methodist Chapel), Neil Pridgeon (Grainthorpe Cricket Club) Maureen Hutchinson (Pop Out) Gavin Wray (under 10 football team) Simon Lovatt (Grainthorpe football team), and Chris Brady (Grainthorpe School).

GRAINTHORPE Festival of Arts held a presentation evening when £5,400 was distributed to village organisations. £2,000 was donated to St Clement’s Church in Grainthorpe and Grainthorpe and Conisholme Village Association. Other beneficiaries were Grainthorpe School, the Methodist Chapel, Welcome Club, Pop In and Pop Out, the football and cricket clubs and a newly-formed under 10 football club. The festival, held on August Bank Holiday weekend, was a resounding success with nearly 1,000 visitors. There were 463 paintings, china, glass, wood and jewellery on display in the church and 20 craft tables in the village hall and marquee displaying various crafts including cards, cakes, to a ride on a wooden toy. Some 52 pictures, 25 unframed works and 25 pieces of craftwork on display in the church were sold, with a value of £4,560. There was something for everyone to enjoy including St Clement’s café which

provided excellent bacon rolls and homebaked cakes. The committee thank all the volunteers from the village who made the whole event possible. The Wragholme Art Trophy was presented to Grainthorpe School pupil Aaron Patchett with his painting called Mighty Tree. Peter Lidstone-Scott’s painting called Turbines Beyond was highly commended. For the second year the winner of the T Marris Trophy for the best collection of work went to Anne Harrison’s Embroidery and Water Colour. Anne received 66 out of the 500 votes; Colin Smales’ photography was second. Other prize winners were Knightshade by Toni-Marie Hudson, Bowled Over by Anne Harris, Serenity by Evelyn Farquharson and Innocence by Sue Riemer. For more information go to www.grainthorpeartsfestival.co.uk


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Mould-breaking economy model 36 Thursday, December 3, 2009, Cleethorpes Chronicle

BY RICHARD HAMMOND Reporter

LIKE any industry, the motoring world has its own generally accepted practices. The difference with the motoring industry is that when a member opts to think outside the box and challenge convention a rebuke rarely follows. If the idea proves to be any good it’s quickly accepted through the sincerest form of flattery; imitation. Until fairly recently, generally accepted practice dictated that economy focussed vehicles were spartan affairs. Even in the present climate, with fuel consumption alarm bells ringing in the head offices of even the most sportsfocussed brands, luxuries such as air-conditioning and rear electric windows are still the first to face the chop in the name of fuel economy. Enter the Volvo S80 DRIVe. Large, luxurious and boasting combined fuel consumption of 57.7mpg and emitting a mere 129g/km CO2 it’s something of a mould breaker. Compare its eco-credentials to the sterling efforts of its closest competitors and it’s the class leader by some margin. It’s also the only Esegment model currently under the 130g/km barrier. Of course, you’re probably thinking for a manufacturer to produce a large, luxurious model that doesn’t cost the earth either literally or figuratively speaking, something has to give. And you’d be right. The reason Volvo has managed to steal the march on its premium saloon competitors is by going where the others have feared to tread. Although nearly five metres long, more than two metres wide and weighing 1.5 tonnes, the S80 DRIVe model uses a humble 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine with a modest

107bhp. As a result, performance is not earth shattering, but Volvo is the first manufacturer to show the strength of its convictions that even large premium car drivers will sacrifice performance for economy if the package is good enough. It's a gamble, but not as big a gamble as you might think. Firstly, although performance is humble, the S80 DRIVe does not place the driver in a position where economy has to be sacrificed to access it. Peak torque is at 1750rpm, meaning much of the engine’s pulling power can be found without having to push too hard. Secondly, although the S80 DRIVe performance suffers compared to more powerful variants in the range, it’s still not a drastically slow car. Boasting 15 per cent better fuel consumption than the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel model, it’s only 1.3 seconds slower to 62mph and has a top speed just six mph short and still well beyond 100mph. Volvo of course, is better positioned than many of its premium rivals to pull off a small engine, large car combination. Quality, safety, practicality and, more recently, style have traditionally been given greater importance than sportiness by both the manufacturer and its customers. Those values remain a high priority. Unlike the V70 DRIVe estate variant, few external changes have been required to squeeze the most out of the S80 DRIVe meaning it remains largely unchanged from the face-lifted version only recently unveiled. Unlike the V70 it can still use smart 17-inch alloys despite its low rolling resistance tyres and hasn’t required a change to the front grille design. The S80 sits slightly lower (20mm at the front and 15mm at the rear) but the

The Volvo S80 1.6D

rest of the changes are out of sight. An electric power steering system reduces strain on the engine, engine management software is tailored specifically for greater efficiency and the final three gears in the five-speed manual transmission are longer. The resulting package is one that’s easy on the eye and requires no change of approach to milk the economy. With a normal ratio first and second gear the S80 DRIVe operates as normal around town. On the open road the long ratio’s come into their own, keeping revs low and refinement high. The steering feel is unaltered, despite the change of system. Never a car for a particularly

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S80 DRIVe remains a high value proposition. Whether the Volvo S80 1.6D DRIVe will spark a trend for small engined large cars remains to be seen yet, if not, Volvo are sitting pretty with a niche but impressive model.

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Model: Volvo S80 1.6D DRIVe SE Premium, price £24,245. Engine: 1.6-litre diesel unit developing 107bhp and 177lb/ft of torque. Transmission: Five-speed manual transmission as standard, driving the front wheels. Performance: Maximum speed 118mph, 0-62mph 11.7 seconds. CO2 emissions: 129g/km. Economy: 57.7mpg.

Ford prices rise CAR giant Ford is to increase prices by 2.7 per cent, blaming the rise on the continued weakness of the pound, it has been announced. Nigel Sharp, managing director of Ford of Britain, said: “To combat the continuing weakness of the pound against the euro, Ford has reduced costs across its entire UK business, including personnel reductions in its central operation and across its dealer network. “However, price increases are still required to maintain a viable business and to recover relative cost increases caused by the weakness of the pound over an extended period.” Ford said the drop in the

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Ernest Seabrook THE funeral service for Ernest Seabrook (77), was at the Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted fieeld. by Nick Oldfi Family mourners: Graham Seabrook, son; Tina Seabrook, daughter-in-law; Graham Seabrook, grandson; Robert Fussey, grandson; David Fussey, grandson; Edward Seabrook, brother Ron Seabrook, brother (also rep Kathleen Seabrook and Ruth and Vivien, nee Seabrook); Jennifer Seabrook, niece; Rebecca Seabrook, great niece; Ann Hanks, sister-in-law (also rep Mark Hanks, nephew and Alison Cornell, niece); Jane Cowdroy, niece; John Cowdroy, nephew; Yvonne Cowdroy, niece; Rosemary Edwards, nee Cowdroy, niece; Tracie Grant, niece (also rep John Grant and Evie, great niece); Joanne and Steve Chester, niece and husband (also rep Joshua and Charlie, great nephews). Other mourners: Mark and Dawn Patterson, John and Winn Taylor, David and Lesley Noar, Ted and Jean Loftus, Alex and Angela Wilson, Mr and Mrs C Branson, Bob and May Marler, Martin and Leslie Sims (also rep Betty Routledge); Mr and Mrs W Howell (also rep County Fisheries). Messrs: Gordon Taylor, Nick Walker, M Strawson, Ben Colbrook, Alan Johnson, Steve Sims, Tony Tidswell, Lee Marshall, David Williams, Pete Thompson, Alan Green, Brian Holmes, Robert Howes, Roy Joass, Mark Dring, Michael Riley, Keith Brown, Norman Robinson, Steve Fox, Tony O’Donovan, Bob Willey, Dennis Foulger, Jeff Woods, Tony Bryson, Sean Riley, Peter Kay (also rep Anne Kay); Mick Darker (also rep Sotby Shoot); Mike Halliday (also rep J M Halliday); Mark Smith (also rep Eddie and Pat Smith); Dave Towler (also rep Brocklesby Estate); Bernard Truman (also rep Annette Truman); Robert Gollings (also rep Steve Johnston); Geoff Crook (also rep NLWF, Clayground); David Gittens (also rep John

Gittens and Graham Wrack). Mesdames and Misses: Christine Ellis, Pat Taylor, Ann James, Patricia Sims, Sylvia Cressey, Anne Smith, Ann Marie Tuplin (nee Williams) (also rep Tuplin family and Caroline Bradley (nee Williams) and family). Arrangements were by Kettle Ltd of Grimsby and Louth.

Joseph Walter Hymas THE funeral service for Joseph Walter Hymas (90), was at the Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted by the Rev Margaret Kennedy. Family mourners: Janet Drury, daughter; Ray Drury, son-in-law; Karen and Mark Rayner, granddaughter and husband; Robert and Joanne Drury, grandson and wife; Lauren Rayner, great granddaughter; Adam Rayner, great grandson; Ella Drury, great granddaughter; Pauline Arnold, sister-in-law; Vicki Close, niece; John and Wendy Newman, nephew and wife; George and Denise Newman, nephew and wife; Vera Dobbs, niece (also rep Vera Newman, sister-in-law); Keith and Veronica Maeers, nephew and wife (also rep Harry and Rachael); Helen Maeers, great niece (also rep Jessica and Lewis): Michael Newman, Godson. Other mourners: Mr and Mrs R Parker, Bill and Mary Rennie, Terry and Janet Woodward, Messrs: Paul Offiler (chairman RASC), Ken Boyington (Old Clee RNA), Brian Rilatt, Jim Sargent, Martin Golightly, John Best, Stan Smith (also rep Grimsby Royal Army Service Corp, and Old Clee RNA). Mesdames and misses: Irene Davey, Linda Goffin, Maureen Welton, Eileen Bright (RNA), Sally Howard,Marie Egglston, Margaret McLechlan (also rep Brough Court); Joan Beesley (also rep Nina George, Val and Richard). Arrangements were by Mashfords Independent Fu-

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Kathleen Hind THE funeral service for Kathleen Hind (66), was at St Helen’s Church North Thoresby, followed by committal at the Grimsby Crematorium. It was conducted by the Rev Bob Emm and Father Edward Martin. Family mourners: Bill, husband; Simon and Amanda, son and daughter-in-law with Jade, Amanda’s daughter; Elinor, daughter; Muriel, sister; Margaret, sister; Wendy and Derek Webster, sister and brother-in-law; Elizabeth Cooling, sister-in-law; Jeremy, nephew; Sarah, niece; Martin Cooling, nephew. Other mourners: William and Joyce Fox, Don and Maureen Goodwin, Richard and Pat Owen, Lee Herbert and Jenny Brambles, Mr and Mrs J Kelly, Peter and Winn Nilsson, Graham and Hazel Newell, Scott Freeman and Sue Padley, John and Joyce Blanch, Graham and Carol Pearson, Brian and Sylvia Tumber, Shaun and Dawn Goddard, Dave and Joyce Burns (also rep Mr and Mrs K Taylor); Colin and Pat Bealey (also rep North Thoresby doctors and staff). Messrs: Phil Weller, Bryn Walker, Neil Mumby, John Ambler, Richard Dixon, Roy Hunt (also rep Vera Hunt); Peter Rafferty (also rep Les Flavell); George Preston (also rep Valerie Preston); Alan Green (also rep Jill Green and family); Bill Richardson (also rep Wendy Richardson); David Temple man (also rep Linda Dickinson and Val Savage); Mike Corry JP (also rep Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates Bench). Mesdames and misses: Julie Kyme, Andrea Bell, Barbara McKinnell, Jean Woods, Hazel Jacklin, Rose Siddle, Margaret Bell, Betty Lancaster, Christine Cliffe, Elizabeth Kershaw, Audrey Lambert, Dianne Savage, Linda Davey, Ann Field (also rep Carol Speed); Gill Green JP (also rep Ruth Sutcliffe); Betty Ironmonger (also rep Sid Ironmonger); Margaret West (also rep Colin and Gary West); Edna Procter (also rep North Thoresby Methodist Chapel); Jane Woods and Kate Woods (also rep Andy and Peter Woods). Arrangements were by Kettle Ltd of Grimsby and Louth.

Frank Would THE funeral service for Frank Would (94), was at the Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted by Canon Ian Shelton. Family mourners: Roger Would, son; Carol Would, daughter-in-law; Stephen Would, grandson; Michael and Lizzie Would, grandson and wife; Norman Would, brother; Dorothy Would, sister-in-law; Philip Miall, nephew; Gillian Miall, niece; Diane and Geoff Wetherell, niece and husband; Barbara and Keith Beckton, niece and husband; Stephen and Vanessa Miall, nephew and wife; Carol Smith, niece (also rep Roy, Tracy and Keith); Chris and Karen Would, nephew and wife (also rep Nathan, Benji and Sam); Deborah and Barrie Starling, niece and husband (also rep Kerrie and Craig); Steven and Pauline Woods, great nephew and wife; Nicola Moyle, great niece (also rep Paul Moyle); Laura Wetherell, great niece (also rep Pete Gilbert); Kirsty Brown, great niece (also rep Elisha Hampson, great niece); Jill Atkinson, cousin; David and Penny Would, cousin (also rep Mrs Margaret Seavill and Staff of FA Would). Other mourners: John and Pamela Borrill, Mike and Chris Marshall, Lewis and Pat Jones, Bob Chapman and Kath Ward, Mr and Mrs Ted Boyington, Janice Barnard (also rep Keith Barnard); Messrs; Denis Bailey, Andrew Flinn (also rep Ann Davis-Flinn). Mesdames and Misses: Janet Marshall, Fay Black, Pat Smith (also rep Eddie Smith); June Richmond (also rep Newgrove). Arrangements were by J W Emberson.

Leigh David Jackson THE funeral of Leigh David Jackson (34), was at the Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted by Father Terry Atkinson. Family mourners: Christine Jackson, mum; Nick Jackson, dad (also rep Louis, son); Edith Horsfield, gran; Vic Coome, uncle; Jenny Coome, aunty; Mike Coome, uncle; Eileen Rogers, aunty; Margaret Martin, aunty; Dot and Ted James, Godparents. Other mourners: Mick and Kathy Bird, George and Cath Willbye, Mr and Mrs C Lilley, Arthur and Jean Stamp, David Potterton and Beckie Fairfield, Liz Sharp, Paul and Diane Sharman, George and Shirley Siddle, Keith and Linda Thompson, Franklin Rushby and Tracy Holly, Dean and Carol Hargreaves, Mick and Alison Brown (also rep Andy Sharman); Rick and Sonia Axcell (also rep Terry and Louis); John and Barbara Wells and Jean Taylor (also rep Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull); Roundabout: Michael Stedford, Sarah O’Brien, Tony Blake, Sean Fellowes, Jens Larsen, Kerry Coates, Tracy Beuks, Samantha Barber, Clair McDade (also rep Roundabout DAAT Team). Messrs: James Sharp, Christian Wren, Andrew Stamp, Carlton Letch, Christian Johnston, Terry Coll, Matthew Gibney, Paul Archer, Ian Parrish, Rob Smith, Aaron Watson, Graham Fletcher, Adam O’Donnell, Stuart Axcell, Barry Flint, Danny Roberts, Shawn Bowen, Anthony Cook, Robert Fussey, Lenny Pellow, Wayne Steel, Michael Wright, Brian Pearson, Mark Wilkins; Sean Nolan (also rep Megan Hall); John Nolan (also rep Ann and Colin Nolan); Dave Farrow-Browne (also rep Lynda Far-

row-Browne); Mike O’Donnell (also rep Susan O’Donnell and Enya O’Donnell); Michael Webster (also rep Sheila Webster and the Directors of Grimsby Masonic Hall). Mesdames and misses: Sandra McMahon, Diana Olley,, Caroline James, Jayne Dean, Alison Hall, Doreen Mayne, Rachael Every, Jackie Kirk, Christine Lee, Sue Shaw, Stevie Green, Caroline Barker, Kath Carter, Victoria Thompson, Margaret Wenham, Toni Smith, Joanne Lancaster, Rebecca Dawson, Carole Rees (also rep Mike Rees); Gillian Shinn (also rep John Shinn); Karen Nolan (also rep Tia Lilymae); Julie Dixon (also rep Barry and Karl); Julia Watson (also rep Wayne Watson); Susan Suddaby (also rep Suddaby family); Dawn Nolan (also rep Taylor and Katie Nolan); Gina Watson-Reader (also rep Mr and Mrs F Watson, Glens News); Jo Saywell and Harriet Frame (also rep staff at Signature Restaurant); Clare and Rachael McNamara (also rep John and Anthony McNamara); Lydia Hardy and Samantha Cartwright (also rep staff at Grimsby Masonic Hall). Arrangements were by Mashfords Independent Funeral Services of Cleethorpes.

Peter Hutson THE funeral service for Peter Hutson (52) was at the Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted by Olga Short. Family mourners: Keri Hutson, daughter; Louise Hutson, daughter; Craig Butters, son-in-law; Doreen Hutson, mother; Mick Hutson, brother; Lynn Cawkwell, sister; Stephen Hutson, brother; David Hutson, brother; Ian Birnie, father-in-law; David Cawkwell, brother-in-law; Louise Ross, sister-in-law; Jeff and Val Marsh, uncle and aunt; Anthony and Marian Chapman, uncle and aunt; Andy Hutson, nephew; Kristin Hutson, niece; Elise Cerrino, niece; Claire Scott, niece and Robert Bentley, partner; Richard Cerrino, nephew; Morag Hutson; Wayne Marsh, cousin; Sharon Marsh, cousin; Richard Taylor, cousin; Graham Chapman, cousin; Gary Chapman, cousin; Andrew Chapman, cousin; Janet Chapman (also rep Gary Chapman, cousin); Wendy Chapman, (also rep Graham Chapman, cousin); John and Winn Lewis, cousin (also rep Jackie and Susan Thom); Graham and Christine Taylor, cousin (also rep Paul and Sarah Swindell). Other mourners: Steve and Elaine Fox, Loz and Lorraine Carroll, Tom and Pat Smith, Tom LeeSmith and Rae Tucker, Jeff and Caroline Fay, Wally and Maz Robinson, Kaz and Jacko, Tim Patterson and Julia Forde, Glenn and Lin Borman, Mark and Rachel Flint Mark and Maris Hayward, Bill and Margaret Hayward, Kevin and Janet Cross, Steve and Dawn Pratt, Ivor Linton and Sandy Steel, Nigel and Susan Backhouse, John and Linda Clennett, Will Smith and Lyn Braithwaite, Mr and Mrs L Ridell, Lee and Julie Houghton, Mick Cowdroy and Rebecca Coulbeck, Paul and Sue Portas, Douglas and Lorna Wadham, Gary Bryson; David and Karen Sherriff (also rep Gary Sherriff); Pete and Wendy Rendall (also rep Tex Rendall); Wayne and Jenny Collins (also rep Dean Collins); Eamonn and Kim McCann (also rep McCann Family). Messrs: Standard Bearer MNA Immingham and South Humberside Branch: John “Seawolf” Shirley (also rep George Shirley); Wally Harrison, Sandy Flett, David Clarke, Dennis Wright, Simon Hollingsworth, John Lane, Alex Smith, Harry Zwart, Don Plater, Lee Machon, Tim Smaller, Ian Summers, David Robinson, Kevin McStay, Kirke Tucker, David Bryson, Steve Butters, Steve Hollingsworth, Steve Lane, Paul Carlisle, Jeff Webster, Andrew Hunt, Paul Hurst, Dale Brown, Philip Morrison, Cowboy Cooper, Paul Spall, Trevor Blanchard, Roger Marshall, Byron Smith, Alan McVey, Carl Ramsey, Judd Judge, Mike Davidson, Harold Jackson (Jacko), John Barnard, Mick Johnson, Tim Roberts, John Hansen, Steve Wright, Paul Campbell, Jason Whitfield, Mark Winchester, Raymond Lillington, Raymond Lillington Snr, Tony Huxstep, Martin Huxstep, Dennis Lofts, Scott Wilson, Peter Burgess, Pete Gibson, Lee Plunkett (also rep WMC); John Fogg (also rep Fogg family); Colin Low (also rep Jim Billings); Colin Rendall (also rep Ian Raper); Brian Sargent (also rep Kim Horsfall); Robert Colebrook (also rep Mark Gelder); Steve Pexman (also rep All Scaffolders) Peter Stubbs (also rep Valerie Harrison); Geoff Rayner (also rep Derek Colbrook) John Jebson (also rep Barbara Jebson); Martin Fogg (also rep Angela and family); Chris Kleppen (also rep Dickie Winterburn); John Barker (also rep Wally Barker and John Brecon); Paul Waters (also rep John Melville and Foreshore Shipping); Ken Richardson (also rep Christine, Oliver, Sophie, Nicole and Vicky Richardson). Mesdames and misses: Katie McNutt; Jacky Cox, Lesley Wickham, Natasha Wickham, Angie Mussell, Sarah Thickett, Heather Hodge, Bethany Tucker, Grace Tucker, Lyndsey Roncon, Lynn Surtees, Kate Dalgetty, Kay Gilbanks, Sherrill Lillington, Charlotte Southern, Norah Willis, Blanche Morrison, Alison Morrison, Caroline Morrison, Saffron Culyer Kerry Linford, Kathy Baker, Christine Wright, Pam Smith, Sue Wright, Chris Fay, Sally Wight, Charlotte Ramsay, Jennifer Cordy, Leia Cordy, Claire Press, Lisa Cook, Lesley Christy, Gill Buckby, Amy McCluskey, Marie Cox, Liz Hall (also rep Stan Dent); Carol Pope (also rep Paul Pope); Jane Smith (also rep Alan Smith); Claire Green (also rep Chris Green); Joy Stockley (also rep Peter Stockley); Gabby Barnard (also rep Oliver and Joshua); Caroline Doherty (also rep Thomas Doherty-Montague, Richard Montague and Steven Montague). Arrangements were by Mashfords Independent Funeral Services of Cleethorpes.


FUNERALS Carol Elizabeth Roberts THE funeral service for Carol Elizabeth Roberts (56), was at the United Reformed Church, Grimsby, and was conducted by Mrs Kath Cumming. Family mourners: Peter and Julia Roberts, husband and daughter; Audrey and Barbara Barnes, mother and sister; Frank and Mary Fell, uncle and aunt (also rep Ian, Julie and Colin Fell, cousins); Irene Barnes, aunt; May McCann, aunt; Jennifer Christian, cousin; Alec and Ann Brown, cousin; Roger and Jane Fell (also rep George and Charlotte); Yvonne and Paul Fell (also rep Richard, Jonathan and Janice Fell); June and Roy Martin, sister-in-law and husband; Rosalie and Walter Allen, sister-in-law and husband; Diana Greensmith, niece; Helen and Stephen Cragg, niece and husband; Amy Greensmith, great niece; Lucy Greensmith, great niece; Roy and Lynn Davis, cousin; Janet Snowden, cousin. Other mourners: Steven and Julie Brickett, Ken and Barbara Beecham, Colin and Karen Bacon, Tony and Sue Cook, Mike and Sue Parr, Rolf and Pat Sperr, Stuart and Ann Connett, Mr and Mrs Stephen Furness, David and Janice Smith, Nick and Helen Burgess, Michael and Margaret Furness, Alan and Ruby Munnings, Peter Martin and Jackie King, Tony and Jill Maund, Ray and Jennifer Bemrose, John and Sue Tucker, George and Ann Petch, Doug and Joycelyn Marsh, Tony and Pam Jex, John and Mandy Barker, Mr and Mrs Keith Atkinson, Chris and Rachel Riley, Ashley, Stuart and Melanie Baker, David and Olwyn Clayton, Mr and Mrs J Lynn, Graham and Christa Horrell, Brian and Janet North, Richard and Victoria Maund (also rep Sarah ); Terry and Sharon Gest (also rep Katy and Lauren); Michael and Mary Matson (also rep Abbeyfield); Steve and Helen Czornyj (also rep Forrester Boyd); Mr and Mrs Paul Gregory (also rep David Holland); Mr and Mrs T R Jacklin (also rep Mr and Mrs P G Metcalf); Peter and Pat Plant (also rep Andrew, Sarah and Emily); Ken and Barbara Rendall (also rep Jeremy and Joan White); Mark and Lucy Smith (also rep Stuart and Dr Christine Brown); Howard and Myra Greenwood (also rep Mr and Mrs B Ruffell-Ward); Dawn Ibbotson and James and Lisa Ibbotson (also rep Ibwest Security); Simon Kalson, President and Mrs Jackie Kalson (also rep District 1270 Rotary Club of Cleethorpes); Geoff and Chris Peterson (also rep Keith and Dawn Jones, Steve and Ann Hilldrith, All Rotary Club of Cleethorpes); Gordon and Bronwyn Chapman (also rep Mr and Mrs John Brocklebank and Bridge McFarland Solicitors). Messrs: Paul Chappell, Richard Rowell, Doug Topham, John Barrett, Peter Holden, Richard Bellamy, Steve Wakefield, Geoff Tutty, Tony Robinson, Russell Howard, Eb Muller, Ian McDonald, Barry Howells, Darren Spencer, Peter Fearn, Nigel Frow, Jim Urquhart, Mike Sanderson, Chris Cook (also rep Richard and Glenice Robinson); Chris Cooper (also rep Sue Cooper); David Everett (also rep Kate Everatt) Neil Ellis (also rep Forrester Boyd); Bob Wall (also rep Karen Wall); Ian Stenton (also rep Jane Powell); Alan Goudie (also rep Mandy Goudie); Jim Judge (also rep Wilkin Chapman); Andy Lamyman (also rep Linda Lamyman); Andy Johnson (also rep J Pettit and Sons); Steve Gotts (also rep Freeman Street Market): James Jackson MBE (also rep Rudi and June Steen); John G Adams (also rep Jenny and Charlotte Suthrell); Andrew Willows (also rep Andrea Willows and Perfect Touch); Stephen Savage (also rep Juliet Savage and Grange Wintringham); Stephen White (also rep Bridget White and Pastures Committee); Dennis Westwood (also rep Lynn Musselwhite and Barrie and Ethel Sedman); Michael Chevins (also rep Carol and Joyce Chevins and Rotary Club of Louth); Tom Hallam (also rep Lindy Hallam, Bob and Joyce Topping, Richard Hallsworth and Staff of Forrester Boyd). Mesdames and Misses: Bunty Woodcock, Angela Walsham, Ann Lynn, Christine Humberston, Jane Parmenter, Jean Morley, Sheila Brydges, Thelma Balding, Laura Dabb, Enid Ward, Anita Dabb, Audrey Archer, Isobel Pearce, Bernadette Dillon, Laura Bell Katy Green, Frances Foulston, Sharon Stenton, Stephanie Cranston, Linda Crosskill (NSPCC), Claire Hickling, Rose Makey, Sarah Makey, Teresa Cox, Rebecca McLean, Margaret Adams, Gemma Shreeve, Lesley Morrison, Joy Frow, Donna Thompson, Wendy Chambers, Sue Proudlove (NSPCC), Christine Ironman, Clare Strawson (NSPCC), Gabrielle Ellis, Wendy Cottingham, Sinead Connett, Molly Capes (also rep Derek Walker); Margaret Glentworth (also rep Anne); Maisie Lewis (also rep Doris Martin); Ros Hatton (also rep Andrew Spencer); Jenny Gray (also rep Victim Support); Catherine Newton (also rep Jean Bruce); Caroline Hotchkin (also rep Hotchkin family); Pauline Snell (also rep Mr Chris Broadburn); Di Risdale (also rep Victim Support Colleagues); Kate Davidson (also rep Central Weelsby District); Jan Barnard (also rep Iris Linfitt, Birmingham’s Chemist); Joan Black (also rep Soroptomists International and Grimsby and Cleethorpes); Diane Ottley (also rep Andy, Adam and Eloise and Jackson Green and Preston); Mary White (also rep Jose Carr, Morag Cooper, Claire Black, Amy Black, Amy King and 32nd Grimsby Guides); Kim Manners (also rep Laura and David Manners, Chris Suich and Keith Palmer); Mauveen Tink, Grimsby Bargate Division Commissioner, Guide Association (also rep Shelia Lamming ex County Commissioner, Theresa Barker, County Commissioner, Paula Pickford, Brownie Guider, Anna Donovan, Guide Guider and Janice Andrews, Guide Guider). Arrangements were by Kettle Ltd of Grimsby and Louth.

Peter Smith THE funeral service for Peter Smith (75): A service took place at the Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted by Paul Disley. Family mourners: Veronica Smith, wife; Lynda Hartley, daughter; Robert Hartley, son-in-law; Graeme Smith, son; Janet Smith, daughter-in-law; Carolyn McDonald, daughter Tony McDonald, son-in-law; Neal

Wardle, grandson; Tom Smith, grandson; Greg McDonald, grandson; Robbie McDonald, grandson; Rachel Wardle, granddaughter and Karl Jones; Adam Smith, grandson and Danielle Holmes; Becky McDonald, granddaughter and Matthew Francis; George Smith, brother; Joyce Hopkins, sister; John Smith, brother; Don and Ann Smith, brother and sister-in-law (also rep Debbie Smith, niece); Philip and Christine Smith, brother and sister-in-law (also rep Richard and Julie Smith, nephew and niece); Dave and Mary Cremen, brother-in-law and wife; Kevin and Maureen Cremen, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; David Smith, nephew; John Cremen, nephew; Julie Ashdown, niece; Tracey Carpenter, niece; Vince and Sandra Cremen, nephew and wife; Keith and Jane Cremen, nephew and wife; Leonard and Rosemary Jennings, nephew and wife; Denise and David Fullager, niece and husband; Tony Cremen, nephew (also rep Amanda Cremen); Alan Smith, nephew (also rep Lorraine Smith and Megan, great niece and Emma, great niece); Kelly Cremen, great niece; Danny Cremen, great nephew; Daren Fullager, great nephew and Michelle. Others mourners: Eric and Yvonne Cribb, Fred and Kath Hulley, Mr and Mrs G Thomas, Des and Audrey Hutson, Ken and Jean Ransom, Ron and Jill Hall (also rep Lloyds Bank); Mr and Mrs A McDonald (also rep McDonald family and Peter McDonald). Messrs: Bob Gillie, Luke Conlan, Garry Staples, Nigel Fanthorpe, Rodney Tilling, G Howard, Alan Watkin, Phil Pocklington, Gary Ayre (also rep ICM); Des Staples (also rep Debbie); Wayne Butts (also rep A Allard); Tony Trigg (also rep Andy Wood); Jim Bloomer (also rep Joy Bloomer); Gary Grantham (also rep Frank Boyd); Steve Newby (also rep Peter Nicholson); Jim McKenzie (also rep McKenzie family); Ray Dodsworth (also rep Eileen Dodsworth); Brian Bloomer (also rep Robert Marshalsea); Bob Read, Grimsby Saturday Football League (also rep Phil Storr also Tony Parrott and Roy Teanby, Grimsby and Cleethorpes District Sunday Football League). Mesdames and Misses: Audrey Cowie, Louise Davies, Mary Simpson, Pat Webster, Pauline Hellon, Brenda Dickinson, Josie Hallam, Ingrid Oliver (also rep Nigel Oliver); Janet Jackson (also rep Paul Jackson); Janet Goodwin (also rep Barry Goodwin). Arrangements were by Kettle Ltd of Grimsby and Louth.

Joan Chapman THE funeral service for Joan Chapman (77), was at Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted by Olga Short. Family mourners: George Chapman, husband, Derek Chapman, son, Glen Chapman, son, Graham Chapman, son, Cheryl Moore, daughter, Rachel Freeman, granddaughter, Kelly Hallam, granddaughter, Luke Chapman, grandson, Nathan Chapman, grandson, Joshua Moore, grandson, Laura Fenwick-Chapman, granddaughter, Owen Loveday, great grandson, Summer Jane Hallam, great granddaughter, Julia Chapman, daughter-in-law, Deborah Chapman, daughter-in-law, Eleanor Chapman, sister, Terry Graves, brother, Marlene Robinson, sister, Sandy Armstrong, sister, Robin Armstrong, brother-in-law, Mick Robinson, brother-in-law, Kathy Graves, sister-in-law, Paul Freeman, Rachel’s husband, Stuart Hallam, Kelly’s husband, Katie Bird, Nathan’s partner, Natalie Mortimer, Luke’s partner, Joan Tomlinson, sister-in-law (also rep Reg Tomlinson, brother-in-law) Lucy Graves, sister-in-law (also rep Lynn Clarke, niece and Kay Newman, niece); Steven Chapman, nephew; Denise Smith, niece; Dawn Patterson, niece; Kevin and Tina Chapman, nephew and wife; Simon and Bev Chapman, nephew and wife; Paul and Jackie Chapman, nephew and wife; Garry and Pauline Chapman, nephew and wife; Mandy Bowns, niece (also rep Mark Bowns); Steven Graves, nephew (also rep Pamla Graves); Linda Gladwell, niece (also rep Jack Gladwell); Cherry Annand, niece (also rep Lawrence Annand); Lorraine Neilson, niece (also rep Duncan Neilson); Andrea Young, niece (also rep Jane Berry, niece); Mandy Moore, niece (also rep Colin and Betsy, great niece); Kate Gladwell, great niece; Ben and Karen Gladwell, great nephew and wife; Amy and Paul Cockram, great niece and husband; Peter Skipworth, cousin; Kelvin Chapman, cousin (also rep Chapman family); Kenny Chapman, cousin (also rep Chapman family). Other mourners: Graham and Christine Hewitt, Byron and Margaret Wells, Barry Locke and Irene Farrow, Peter and Sharon Jenkins, Tony and Isobel Wozencroft, Alan and Terry Briscoe (also rep Renee Briscoe); Bob and June Marshall (also rep Garry and Howard); Dennis and Kath Wood (also rep Eddie and Sue Kealey); Ray and Shirley Hobday (also rep Ian and Clare Ferguson); Mr and Mrs Patrick Lea (also rep Griff and Lesley Hallewell); Ashley and Julie Rendall (also rep Adrian and Matthew Rendall and Dale and Sarah Rushby). Messrs: Ian Rispin, Bernard Blow, Mick Robinson, Michael McNarney, George McNarney, Andy Wood, Jeff Hadfield, Miles McFadyen, Mark Hines (also rep Tony Hines); Dick Todd (also rep Todd family); Frank Mallinson (also rep Jean and family). Mesdames and Misses: Chris Crosby, Lynn Moody, Terri Freeman, Mary White, Susan Shire, Vera Trick, Brenda Ogle, Beattie Connor, Janet Hanson, Jayne Meadows, Audrey Copley, Norah Squire, Barbara Leadbeater, Anna Wilson, Clare Jenkins, Jane Mills, Jeanette Fleming, Shirley Jobling, Ann Fenwick, Marie Fenwick, Laren Jobling, Anita Solway, Sally Gray (also rep Andrew Gray); Tracy Fenty (also rep Mick Fenty); Wendy Dixon (also rep Roger Dixon); Yvonne Carter (also rep Carter family); Christine Towle (also rep John Towle); Helen Donovan (also rep Kathryn Baron); Sharon McFadden (also rep Jackie Turner); Debbie Cartwright (also rep Graham Cartwright); Jan Burnley (also rep Mike and Margaret Little); Jayne Storr (also rep Julie Tear and Tony White); Samantha Peters (also rep Tony, Lewis and Beth); Lyn Taylor and Anne Bilton (also rep Lloyds TSB); Sharon Mecklenburg (also rep Andy and Alex); Sharon Jenkinson (also rep Albert Jenkinson and Remembering Alma Jenkinson); Jenny

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Ashford (also rep Belvoir Park Resident Association). Arrangements were by Alexander’s Funeral Care.

Kathleen Cross THE funeral service for Kathleen Cross (91) at St Margaret’s Church Laceby, followed by interment in Laceby Cemetery, conducted by the Rev Peter Tompkins. Family mourners: Alan Cross, son; Bernard and Sue Cross, son and daughter-in-law; Valerie and Roger Brumfield, daughter and son-in-law; Anthony and Claire Brumfield, grandson and wife; Emma Brumfield, great granddaughter; Karl Cross, grandson; Simon Cross, grandson; Marjorie Cross, sister-in-law; Marion and Reg Dent, niece and husband; Fay Pearce, niece (also rep David Pearce); Gillian Mills, niece (also rep Terry Mills); Pearl Oldroyd, niece (also rep Alan Oldroyd and family); Wendy and Jack Blackbourn, niece and husband (also rep Pridgeon family); Nigel Dent, great nephew; Tudor Chamberlain, nephew; Mr and Mrs David Chamberlain, nephew and wife; Geoffrey and Marion Brumfield. Other mourners; Les and Mary Blanchard, Peter and Jane Macpherson, Geoff and Marion Brumfield, Phil and Angela Applewhite, Denis and Val Jarvis, Mick and Marion Windley, Mr and Mrs R Neul, Mr and Mrs Colin Brocklebank (also rep Richard and Karen Holness and family). Messrs: Nick Barnes-Browne, Bill Wright, Harold Gladding, B Tutty, Derek Scott, Michael Scott (also rep Anne Scott); Brian Lingard (also rep Eileen Lingard); Barry Chambers (also rep Jenny Chambers); Pat Anderson (also rep Brenda Anderson); Richard Smith (also rep Pearl Nasserizafar and Bahran); Fred Watson (also rep All at Glen’s Newsagents Laceby); Andrew Starkey (also rep George Starkey, Claire Starkey and John and Janice Starkey); John Smith (also rep Jean Smith and Laceby Royal British Legion). Mesdames and Misses: Ingrid Read, Barbara Stinson, Michelle Robinson, Joan Parrish, Geraldine Drury, Jennifer Mawer, Val Grundy, Hazel Harries, Jane Gamon, Betty Hedison (also rep WRVS); Jean York (also rep Jack Schofield); Pat Gladding (also rep Bill Gladding); Iris Shepherd (also rep Alan Shepherd); Margaret Smith (also rep Diana Olley); Helen Slade (also rep John and Diana Squire); Elaine Smith (also rep Brocklesby Home Care); Hilda Schofield (also rep S Schofield and Mrs M Carratt); Jean Burt (also rep Laceby Women’s Section RBL and Sylvia Kennedy); Stacey Carrick and Lorraine Gladding (also rep Avi Khurani and Cloverdale Care Home). Arrangements were by Mashfords Independent Funeral Services of Cleethorpes.

Robin Howard Bloomer THE funeral service for Robin Howard Bloomer was at St James Church, followed by committal at Grimsby Crematorium. It was conducted by Canon Michael Hunter and Fr Terry Bardell. Family mourners: Charles Bloomer, son; Heather Bloomer, daughter-in-law; Susie Farnsworth, daughter; Simon Farnsworth, son-in-law; Shirley Brasher, sister; Hugh Brasher, nephew; Amanda Brasher; niece. Other mourners: Paul and Julie Robbins, Rob and Pam Jenkin, Bill and Connie Moran, Herbert and Jill Easton, Mr and Mrs R Gosden, Peter and Maureen Sargent, Allan and Linda Mumby, Kerry and Susan Partridge, Mr and Mrs Richard Davey, Bill and Linda Hobson, Dave and Sue Pick (also rep Mike Pick); Mr and Mrs N Armstrong (also rep Mike Kendall); John and Rosemary Hodgson (also rep Penny and Sarah); David and Mary Miller (also rep Jonathan and Anne Miller); Mr and Mrs Gordon Macdonald (also rep Stanley Blackbourn); Bernard and Ann Finnegan (also rep Andrew Finneran, Mrs Marjorie Macklam, Mr and Mrs F Brown, Mr and Mrs I Davy and Mrs J Vessey); Gordon and Margaret Hardstaff (also rep Sally Hutchison, Sally Hardstaff, Peter and Sue Taylor and Caroline Edmondson); Brian and May Holliday (also rep Louise, Michelle, Steve and families); Mr and Mrs W Letten (also rep Dr A C S Bloomer and Mrs G Trimingham); Mr and Mrs Norman Bates (also rep Mr and Mrs George Penrose and Robert Penrose); Mr and Mrs Paul Rudd (also rep Paul Rudd Solicitors, Mr and Mrs Andrew Maw, Kate Lloyd and John Sutcliffe). Messrs: John Piercy, Paul Gander, Richard Bellamy, Alistair McDonald, Ron Hicks, D Jebb, John G Adams, Colin Miller, Mike Jackson, Malcolm Cooke, John Langton, Tony Blake, David Thornton, Richard Gibbon, John Stephenson, JRD Baxter, William Cuff, Terry Worrall, Martin Franklin, Tom Bennett, Tony Fenton, Dyrol Lumbard, Chris Parker (also rep Gail Parker); Tin Carson (also rep David Lobley); Gordon Smith (also rep Anne Smith); Ken Austwick (also rep Stefan Stuk); Nicholas Frame (also rep Tony Powell); Stephen Johnson (also rep Roy Foreman); David Lambert (also rep Peter Green Motors); James Macdonald (also rep Hamish Macdonald); Peter Drakes (formerly at Hubert Wood and Charles Drakes); Paul Day (also rep Jill Day and Katherine and Emily); Chris Wilson (also rep Bates and Mountain Solicitors); Cyril Lavender (also rep ex Police Inspector Tom Connolly); Bill Willson (also rep Rosalind Willson and Susan Cave-Chinn); Charles Thompson (also rep Cynthia and Elizabeth Thompson); Rob Bain (also rep David Overton); Robert Drury (also rep Tom Omley); Tony Jones (also rep A White and Co); Tony Robinson (also rep Forrester Boyd); Richard Robinson (also rep Stuart Sherburn); Bob McDonald (also rep Margaret McDonald); Barney Canter (also rep Canters Estate Agents); Paddy McFarland (also rep Bridge McFarland); Andrew Jackson (also rep Jackson Green and Preston); David Buckle (also rep Wilkin Chapman and Philip Day); LM Gibbon (also rep Mrs P Gibbon, J Cox, N King and M Drew); Peter Chapman (also rep Mrs Anne Chapman and Rex Critchlow); Gordon Chapman (also rep Robert Edwards and Bridge McFarland); Ernie Lidster (also rep Nick Furman, John Foulds and Mrs S Furman); Geoffrey Sleight (also rep Mr and Mrs Richard Hudson, Chris Cooper and Nigel Wild).

Mesdames and Misses: Sylvia Baker, Susan Duncan, Emma Docking, Janice Balderson, June Lumbard, Tracey King, Samantha Greenhalgh, Diane Davies, Linda Hague, Cheryl Chambers, Kate Hopkins, Cheryl Webster, Anna Sanderson, Irene Taylor, Sarah Robertson, Lynne Pulfrey, Helen Bennett, Jane Ide (also rep Judy Phillips); Kirsty Arnold (also rep John Arnold); Debbie Mackenzie (also rep Toni Hunter): Janet Ives (also rep Graham Ives); Jill Vincent (also rep John Vincent); Ginny Bacon (also rep Caroline Evans); Brenda Blendell (also rep John Blendell); Pauline Spencer (also rep David Spencer); Madeleine Jackson (also rep Peter Jackson); M A Johnstone (also rep Major R M Johnstone); Margaret Adams (also rep Margaret Adams Law); Sharon Rose (also rep AP Robinson Accountants); Liz Green (also rep Peter Green and Gillian Stafford); Ann Chappell and Karen Wilson (also rep St Hugh’s Hospital); Alison Dobson (also rep Paul and Belinda and Richard Walgate); Helen Wheatley (also rep Ashwood Surgery and Tony and Raili Tuxworth Jane Tapply and Julie Austwick (also rep Staff and Partners of John Barkers Solicitors); Juliet Savage (also rep Stephen Savage, Partners and Staff of Grange Wintringham, Members and former Members Grimsby and Cleethorpes Law Society and Paul Sheridan, Lincs Law Society). Arrangements were by Kettle Ltd of Grimsby and Louth.

Peter Thomas Blow THE funeral service for Peter Thomas Blow was at Grimsby Crematorium and was conducted by the Rev Margaret Kennedy. Family mourners: Patricia Blow, wife; Nichola Blow, daughter and Dan Curtis, partner; Anneka and Tez Jackson, daughter and husband; Terry Blow, brother and Joy Woods, partner; Richard Blow, nephew and Kate Jones, partner; Helen and Fred Parks, niece and husband; Graham and Deborah O’Rourke, foster son and wife; Samantha O’Rourke, granddaughter; Ruby Blow, aunt; Lily Kirman, aunt; Bernard Blow, uncle; Sidney Blow, uncle; Kathleen Hughes, aunt (also rep Janet and John Hughes); Brenda Smart, aunt (also rep A Smart and family ands Stephen Smart and family); Rebecca and Simon Archer, niece and husband; Yvonne Addison, cousin; Tony and Ann Moran, cousin; Mike and Pam Kirman, cousin; William and Maureen Blow, cousin; Jim and Dorothy Holmes, cousin; Maureen King, cousin (also rep Arthur King); Pat Bryant, cousin (also rep Anthony Bryant); Jill Smith, cousin (also rep Andrew Blow, cousin); Linda Armitage, cousin (also rep Ernie Armitage and Vera Bainbridge, aunt); John and Valerie Steedman. Other mourners: Mr and Mrs T Jackson, David and Lesley Raines, Bob and Pam Prankard, Roy Allerston and Marguerite Cadey, Peter and Brenda Freeman, Tony and Sue Bell, Rae and Vanessa Drewery, Les and Pat Howard, Peter and Janet Todd, Fred and Fran Sellers, Mr and Mrs D Dobson, Mr and Mrs P Knudsen, Lewis and Val Ladd, John and June Woods, Bill and June Holt, Clarrie and Pat Williams, Brian and Marie Sinclair, Mr and Mrs Martin Steedman, John and Barbara Waddingham, Chris and Alison Atkinson, Tom and Iris Amos, Colin and Doreen Fox, Gerry and Yvonne Barton, Kieran and Stephanie McDonoughPeter and Elizabeth Codd, Mr and Mrs R Guest (Elsham Golf Club), John and Jean Mulholland (also rep Jean Garton); David and Sylvia Chatterton (also rep John King); Eddie and Wendy Owens (also rep Tim and Rachel Giles); Norman and Pamela Waumsley (also rep Alison Waumsley); Les and Jean Lumby (also rep Steve and Maureen Stevenson); Mr and Mrs John Stenton (also rep Paul Stenton and Barry Evans); Arthur and Joyce Deighton (also rep Stephen and Carl Deighton); Graham and Margaret Ward (also rep Warwick Winslow and Eileen Brannen); Stuart and Chris Sherburn (also rep Mike Sherburn and Glenn Wishart); George and Barbara Sibson (also rep Katie Smythe and Dave and Wendy Allenby); Eric and Betty Evans (also rep Chris and Sue Warren and Barbara Bulimore). Messrs: Roy Calvert, Roy Bull (Cleethorpes Golf Club), Roy Joass, Richard Wilson, Bob Haw Frederick Ward, Graham Sharpe, Roy Norton, Joe Falkner, Reg Cole, Alan Gregge, Richard Jackson, Len Weatherall, Kev Ponsonby, Don Gorbutt, Alan Dear, Garry White, Roy Foreman, Peter Teanby, John Fisher, Dave Allenby, Mark Moran, Ian Hunter (also rep Pat Hunter); Colin Ellis (also rep Celia Ellis); Nathan Smith (also rep Susan Smith); Colin Miller (also rep John Kitchen); N Steedman (also rep Mrs J Steedman); Richard Parish (also rep Ali Stephenson); Ian Sherburn (also rep Rhona Sherburn); Dave Holden (also rep Christine Holden); Andrew Reed (also rep Alisitair Stevenson); Byron Miller (also rep Cleethorpes Golf Club); Richard Robinson (also rep Glenice Robinson); Tony Briggs, Cleethorpes Golf Club (also rep Ian Liston); Dr J Birch (also rep Senior Section Cleethorpes Golf Club); Mick Mummery (also rep Linda Mummery and Roger Noble); Derek Grant, Captain Cleethorpes Golf Club (also rep Cleethorpes Golf Club); Gerry Raines (also rep Paul Davis and Reg and Sheila Kairns, Canada); John and Barbara Spall (also rep Paul Spall and Michael and Debbie Spall and John and Margaret Stevenson). Mesdames and Misses: Pearl Blow, Joan Wilkinson, Jenny Threapleton, Louise Greenough, Sue Tindall, Kay Towle, Siobhan Hirst, Lucy Hattersley, Barbara Walkley, Marie Jerome, Rachel Hodges, Lauren Harrison, Sarah Jane Freeman, Michelle Pidgen, Joy Rowe, Marie Riley, Jill Lazarus (also rep Richard Lazarus); Janet Watson (also rep Janice Roach); Dawn Meech (also rep Barclays Bank); Maureen Welton (also rep Joyce Winterton); Pam Webber (also rep Mike and Kim Webber); Nicola Marshall (also rep Chris and Pete Marshall); Sandra Beckett (also rep Ray and Tina Whitby); Birthe Willey (also rep Connie Hawkey and Elaine Price); Ann Froggatt (also rep Elizabeth Johnstone and Robert Finnie); Susan Williamson (also rep Bernard and Eileen King, South Africa); A representative of St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby, was in attendance. Arrangements were by J W Emberson.


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There were positives, but we so want a goal WELL here are a couple of pieces of information for you. Town have now not scored in the last four games. And the last time they scored a league goal in open play – if you discount the one that the Burton keeper hit against Chris Jones’ backside – was 10 matches ago, back in September. On the evidence of this game it could be some time before they get another one. They created chances, hit the woodwork twice and saw the Macclesfield keeper pull off a couple of good saves.

Macclesfield 0 Town 0

BBC Radio Humberside’s John Tondeur gives his verdict on the Mariners’ visit to Macclesfield.

They even had a goal disallowed. But they just can’t stick the thing in the net. Luckily for the Mariners, Macclesfield

were just as bad in front of goal – or possibly even worse. They missed a couple of real sitters. Town also had a slice of luck when Nick Colgan appeared to save a shot behind the goal line rather than in front of it. But there were positives to this performance. New striker Ben Wright looked useful until tiring towards the end and Michael Coulson had an excellent game on the left of midfield. There was another solid display too from Olly Lancashire at the back. The central midfield though struggled

again to get a grip of the game and Michael Leary was very lucky to stay on the pitch after a two-footed challenge that put Macclesfield’s Lee Bell – their best player –out of the game. Why was Paul Bolland allowed to leave to warm the Macclesfield bench? So after a trio of satisfactory away displays, now Neil Woods and his side have to show they can do the business where it matters – in front of the home fans at Blundell Park. Oh …and a goal would be so nice!

Birkett strike paves way for fine victory GRIMSBY District Schools under 14s returned to winning ways with an impressive performance against Leeds. Grimsby made two changes at Humberston School from their defeat at Nottingham. Ryan Birkett was installed into the attack and Olly Kauss was given his district debut. The home team started brightly and it was no surprise when, after only six minutes, they opened the scoring. A Liam Harries shot was blocked inside the area with the rebound falling kindly to Birkett, who drove the ball home from 10 yards. This was Birkett’s first goal at this level and it was just the start Grimsby wanted. Further chances fell to Josh Garner twice and Birkett again as Grimsby tried to double their lead. Leeds came more into the game but their strikers were comfortably con-

Grimsby SFA u14 2 Leeds SFA 1

Ryan Birkett. tained by the excellent duo of Walker and Stockley in the heart of the Grimsby defence. Skipper Wressell and Alex Garner pulled the strings in midfield as Grimsby turned in one of their best first half performances of the season. The second half started

with Leeds pressing Grimsby back but, with ’keeper Rothenburg in fine form, most of their attacks came to nothing. With 12 minutes remaining, Leeds were level. Rothenburg’s save led to the ball being whipped back into the penalty box for a Leeds striker to score at close range. Grimsby refused to lie down and, with five minutes remaining, they were back in front. A Harries free kick was floated into the box for Alex Garner to outjump everyone and head home the winning goal. Grimsby: Rothenburg (Tollbar), Colvin (Tollbar), Walker (Wintringham), Stockley (Healing), Rex (Lindsey), Kauss (Healing), Wressell (Tollbar), A Garner (Tollbar), Harries (Tollbar), J Garner (Lindsey), Birkett (Healing). Subs: Smith (Immingham), Chaplin (Matthew), Norris (Lindsey), Fell (Humberston).

Sophie shines as girls polish football skills Clee Town u10 Girls 2 Bottesford u10 Girls 1

AFTER a rain-soaked start, Clee Town under 10 girls began determinedly at home to Bottesford. Clee pressed hard with some good passing from Louise Aldrich and Sophie Daniels trying to get the ball to striker Franchesca Bower. A couple of half chances came but went adrift. Bottesford came back to an extent but Molly Catmull cleared almost any danger in defence. Abbie Smith in goal made a superb save and followed it with a strong kick out to Rhiannon Wright, who threaded it down the centre to Aldrich. She took on the Bottesford defenders to cross a diagonal ball to Daniels for a clearcut finish, putting Clee 1-0 up. Throughout the rest of the first half Clee had most of the possession and again Catmull,Wright and Smith made sure there was no threat to their goal.

Just before the interval another good kick out from Smith reached Wright who played it across to Catmull. She centred to Aldrich who wasn’t selfish and passed the ball beautifully to Daniels to finish a clear strike making it 2-0 to Clee. Aldrich went in goal after the interval, bringing Smith out and new striker Ebany Newby came on. Again Clee pressed hard, moving the ball around,with some nice passing and quality moves,with Newby coming close a couple of times. Bottesford tried hard in a couple of attacks and showed their solidarity when they never gave up and pulled a goal back to make it 2-1. This made Clee make a couple of changes to bring Aldrich back out and put Wright in goal to finish the match. Clee achieved a few more good runs and had more shots go wide and hit the bar. Both teams deserve credit for playing in terrible conditions but with great attitudes. Player of the match was Sophie Daniels.

Grace Lister and Alex Thompson with their most promising newcomer awards with chief coach Dan Higgon.

Great night for swimmers CLEETHORPES and District Swimming celebrated their members’ achievements for the year at the presentation evening. CADS’ chairman Mike Hart welcomed everyone to the annual event held at Lucarly’s. He said: “Whilst these trophies are presented to only a small number of our swimmers on their excellent individual achievements, we should not forget without all our swimmers the club would not exist. It takes more than one swimmer to make a team and this team would not be here without the support and help given by all our poolside volunteers, who freely give up their time to teach and coach our swimmers. I don’t want to name them individually, for fear of missing someone out. I feel we all owe them a debt of gratitude Chief coach Dan Higgon congratulated the swimmers on their achievements and presented them with their awards. Results Boys’ Junior Progression Trophy – Nathan Wood Girls’ Junior Progression Trophy – Olivia Gilmour Uniload Endeavour Trophy 9 yrs and under – Jodie Unwin Hart Endeavour Award 9 yrs and under – Josh Capes

Endeavour award winners Jodie Unwin and Josh Capes.

McCarthy Trophy – Most Promising Newcomer (girl) – Grace Lister McCarthy Trophy – Most Promising Newcomer – (Boy) – Alex Thompson Most Improved Girl – Jessica Brandham Most Improved Boy – Tom Wells Hawes Trophy (runner-up to junior swimmer of the year) – Sophie Cragg Allenby Trophy (runner-up to Junior Swimmer of the Year) – Sam Legge Nicol Insulation – Junior Swimmer of the Year – Olivia Sullivan RDD Services – Girls’ Freestyle Trophy – Leah Altoft RDD Services – Boys’ Freestyle Trophy – Callum Gladding RDD Services – Girls’ Backstroke Trophy – Leah Altoft RDD Services – Boys’ Backstroke Trophy – James Burke RDD Services – Girls’ Breaststroke Trophy – Leah Altoft RDD Services – Boys’ Breaststroke Trophy – Oliver Webster RDD Services – Girls’ Butterfly Trophy – Leah Altoft RDD Services – Boys’ Butterfly Trophy – Callum Gladding Hancock Trophy for Endeavour – Katie Over County Shield – Leah Altoft Annual points award runner-up Trophy – Molly Unwin Annual points award runner-up Trophy – Courteney Elford Annual points trophy winner – Francesca Stanford TN Smith – Freestyle runner-up Trophy – Oliver Webster Matthew Hall Freestyle Cup – Callum Gladding TN Smith – Backstroke runner-up Trophy – James Burke Oxley Backstroke Cup – Leah Altoft TN Smith – Breaststroke runner-up Trophy – Oliver Webster Whitfield Breastroke Trophy – Leah Altoft TN Smith – Butterfly runner-up Trophy – Callum Gladding A Clark Butterfly Cup – Leah Altoft Andrew Brearley Breaststroke Trophy – Zach Amin Long Trophy for Freestyle – Thomas Paine Sparkes Butterfly Trophy – Thomas Paine Sparkes Backstroke Trophy – Thomas Paine Norman Melia Memroial Trophy for Achievement – Leah Altoft Chairman’s Medal – Katie Over Chairman’s Medal – Thomas Paine

CADS welcomes swimmers of all abilities and offers learn to swim lessons through to top level competition. For more information or a no obligation trial please contact Dan Higgon at djhiggon@btinternet.com or on 07971336431. Also see club website http://www.cadsclub.co.uk

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Sports League

Results Sunday, November 29 Under 11 Red Division: Breakaway JFC 7, Discoveries Teanby 1. Under 10 Red Division: Clee Town JFC 1, Clee Comm Trojans 5; Grimsby Soccer Club Colts 0, Clee Town Rejuvadent 1. Under 10 Blue Division: Grimsby Soccer Club Juniors 2, West Marsh Comm 4. Under 9 Red Division: Clee Town Rejuvadent 1, Grimsby Soccer Club Rangers 1. Under 9 Blue Division: Caistor Crusaders 2, Clee Town Quayside 4. Under 8 Red Division: Breakaway JFC 7, Clee Town Pattesons 0. Fixtures Sunday, December 6. Under 12 Red Division: Clee Comm Dynamos v Discoveries Titans A, Lindsey Upper School; Keelby United v Healing Hotspurs, Keelby Playing Fields; Solar Rangers v Immingham Pilgrims, Fairfield School. Under 12 Blue Division: Breakaways JFC v HLC Grasshoppers, Great Coates School; Grimsby Soccer Club v Discoveries Galaxy B, Stallingborough Playing Fields; Solar Eagles v Crows Nest JFC, TBA; Welholme Phoenix v Louth Lions, Matthew Humberstone Upper. Under 11 Red Division: Clee Comm Wasps v Grimsby Soccer Club, Lindsey Upper School; Discoveries Carpet Kingdom v Clee Town Rejuvadent, Humberston School; Louth United v Discoveries Teanby A, Saltfleetby. Under 11 Blue Division: Clee Town JFC v Clee Town Bass, Humberston School; Clee Town Pattesons v East Coast Lions, Humberston School; Healing Hotspurs v Keelby United, Healing RBL; Waltham JFC v Clee Comm Bees, TBA. Under 10 Red Division: Clee Comm Trojans v Discoveries STL Properties C, Lindsey Upper School; Clee Town Rejuvadent v Welholme Tigers, St James Playing Fieldsl Discoveries Colts B v Grimsby Scooer Club Colts, Littlecoates School; Discoveries Panthers A v Clee Town JFC, Stamford Club. Under 10 Blue Division: Clee Town Bass v Grimsby Soccer Club Jnrs, Haverstoe Park; Clee Town Pattesons v Amishi Juniors FC, St James Playing Fields; Waltham JFC v Louth United Reds, Scartho Youth Centre; West Marsh Comm v Breakaway JFC, Armstrong Street. Under 9 Red Division: Breakaways JFC v Clee Town Rejuvadent, Ross Sports Ground; Discoveries Cooperfix A v Clee Town Bass, Cleethorpes Cricket Club; Discoveries Town C v Theddlethorpe JFC, Haverstoe Park; Grimsby Soccer Club Rangers v Clee Town JFC, Franklin College; Immingham Pilgrims v Discoveries Zak Wraiths B, Blossom Way. Under 9 Blue Division: Breakaways JFC v Caistor Crusaders, Great Coates School; Clee Town Quayside v Clee Comm Reds, Lucarly’s; Solar Sonics JFC v Clee Town Pattesons, Fairfield School; Welholme Wanderers v Discoveries Yorkshire Bank A, Old Clee School/ Under 8 Red Division: Clee Town JFC v Discoveries Centrica B, Lucarly’s; Clee Town Pattesons v Clee Comm Madrid, Littlecoates School; Discoveries Boys A v Healing Hotspurs, Barretts; Immingham Pilgrims v Breakaway JFC, Immingham Resource Centre, Keelby United v Grimsby Soccer Club, Keelby Playing Fields. Under 7 Red Division: Clee Comm Tigers v Clee Town Rejuvadent, Lindsey Upper School; Clee Town JFC v Breakaway JFC, Lucarly’s; Discoveries DSV JFC C v Welholme JFC, ross Sports Ground; Discoveries Musketeers A v Discoveries Rangers B, Ross Sports Ground.


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Joff bright spot in loss CLEETHORPES made the long trip to thirdplaced East Leake looking for that elusive win to steer their season back on track. After playing the top three teams in the league in consecutive weeks, they knew they were in for another bruising and tough encounter. Injuries and unavailability meant Clee were forced to travel with only 15, but this did not dishearten them and they took to the field raring to go. The Meggies lined up with Jackson, Fanthorpe and Cappindale in the front row, supported by Kempthorne and Hyde in the second row. The back row was made up of Stark, Ward and John Neve. Pete Southwell returned to scrum half; outside him was Steve Broderick at fly half, Steve Gibson and Adam Goodwin in the centres, with the back three lining up as Maddison, Joff Grant and Andy Stevenson. East Leake kicked off and Clee immediately took the game to them. Several quick phases of forward play got the ball to Broderick, who kicked downfield for the lineout. They knew this was the way the game had to be played for Cleethorpes to have a hope of winning. For the next 20 minutes, this was to be the order of play, until one superb kick by Broderick was chased by the offside Stark. Failing to hear the referee’s calls, he failed to retreat, resulting in a penalty against him. With the Clee defence at sixes and sevens, the quick tap was taken, and for the first time that afternoon, Leake’s backs showed their pace to score in the corner. Unconverted, the score stood at 5-0. This score didn’t dishearten Clee, and they attacked Leake immediately in the way they had been doing for the first 20 minutes.

East Leake RFU 46pts Cleethorpes RFU 0pts In one particular piece of good play, the ball found its way out to Hyde, who was lurking with intent on the wing. Bouncing his would-be tackler, he popped to the oncoming Fanthorpe, who scored in the corner, only for the touch judge to harshly give a lineout to East Leake for Hyde being in touch. Clee went into half time 5-0 down. Cleethorpes came out for the second half with a belief that the match was there to be won. Sean Ward, who had an outstanding first half, started as he left off, taking the game straight to Leake. The second half did not go as planned. An early try scored by Leake’s rapid winger took the game to 10-0, and this seemed to set a precedent. Cleethorpes were a shadow of the team they were in the first half, and try after try was the consequence. The score would have been a lot more but for the superb tackling of Joff Grant at full back. Although the lineout was still working well, the scrum seemed to lose the power it had been exerting in the first half. Even with this, Cleethorpes still won nearly all of their set plays all afternoon. With Clee’s heads down, the final whistle sounded, leaving the score at a sorry 46-0. This week sees Cleethorpes entertain East Retford at Lucarly’s. 2.15 kick-off, all supporters welcome. Training Thursday night, 6.30pm prompt start.

Carla triumphs despite gales

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Hard-working Clee back on win trail CLEE 2nds returned to winning ways against Market Rasen with a hard fought victory against valiant opposition. Cleethorpes opened the scoring after a phase of concerted forward play saw Tom Keeley charge over from the edge of the 22-metre line; the try went unconverted. From the restart Cleethorpes attacked again and, after good interplay between backs and forwards, new Cleethorpes winger Rob Beeken caught his only ball of the match to score. This put Clee 10-0 up and it was from this point Market Rasen could have rolled over and given up, but they dug in to make life very difficult for the Meggies. It was late on in the half that a

Cleethorpes 2nds 29pts Mkt Rasen 3rds 0pts despairing high tackle stopped Sam Norris scoring which was penalised with a penalty try, which Rob Forrest converted to give the home side a 17-0 lead at half-time. The second half saw Clee attacking up the slight hill into the wind. This combined with some less than enterprising play saw the home side struggle to enter the Rasen half, and it was only good tackling that kept the visitors out. As the half went on Cleethorpes

Bailey shows way foward GRIMSBY under 10s travelled to East Retford on probably the wettest day of the year and came away with a well deserved first win of the season. Despite the conditions the match was played enthusiastically and the handling by both teams was excellent. Early on, Grimsby were drawn into a ruck and Retford, spotting the space out wide, passed the ball down the line for the first score of the day. Grimsby’s scrum of Alfie Wallis, Luke Phillips and Jordan Croft played well in both the scrum and loose. From a scrum close to the Retford line scrum half Bailey Dyas picked up and drove over the line for Grimsby’s first try of the day.

Three Clubs and a Putter competition winner Carla Clyburn with Lady Captain Shirley Grant .

THE Senior Gentlemen’s November Stableford was poorly supported by only 19 players, perhaps because of the poor weather. However, those who did participate came home with some excellent scores. In Division One Frank Barrett took first place on a countback from Alec Else; Division Two was won by Iain Sutherland, closely followed by Mike Hollingsworth in second place. The ladies encountered gales for their Three Clubs and a Putter Stableford competition, which made a difficult game even more tricky. The scores demonstrated the ferocity of the wind with only 30 Stableford points off full handicap, scored by the winner, Carla Clyburn. Joan Wilkinson managed a magnificent 28 points to take second place, while Gill Kapka took third place from Janet Todd with 27 points. Everyone was delighted for the shelter of the clubhouse afterwards.

Golf lesson with Paul Davies, Cleethorpes Golf Club 1

THIS week we see one of Rob’s pupils, George Robinson working on the role of the right arm from address to assist the correct position at the top of the backswing. Picture one shows George has a tendancy for his right arm to dominate over the top of the left, creating a dropped left shoulder and weak look, also shown in picture two. Look how this affects his ability to get the club into a strong position at the top of

the backswing, as shown in picture three, indeed making the club point the wrong way (we call this position laid off.) Rob has worked on his right elbow bending into his right hip more, as shown in picture four. This strengthens his shoulder line and will enable George to create a more dynamic turn and club position at the top of the backswing. Have a great week from Rob and Paul.

East Retford u10 10pts Grimsby u10 25pts

Retford responded positively and, despite excellent defence from Sam Skelton and Jamie Draper, Grimsby were unable to stop them from scoring again. Grimsby attacked with renewed vigour and were unlucky not to score when Alfie Wallis crossed the line but the try was disallowed for a knock on in the tackle. Grimsby continued to press and again went close when Jamie Draper was adjudged to have made a double movement and the try was disallowed. Grimsby continued to attack and, from one of these attacks, Grimsby scored an excellent team try. Rebecca Key picked up the ball in her own half and charged at the Retford defence. The Grimsby forwards recycled the ball well and fed it to Matthew Ross who passed to Bailey Dyas to score his second and end the half 10-10. Retford took the game to Grimsby in the second half and only good defence from the Blues kept them out, with Abi Watson and Rebecca Key tackling well in the centres. Grimsby fought well in the loose turning over some good ball in the rucks with Luke Phillips particularly effective. This ball allowed Grimsby to settle into a good pattern and they started to attack Retford at every opportunity, scoring the first of three tries when Connor James took a ball from a ruck and drove over the line to score in the corner. Matthew Ross, who had an excellent game in attack and defence, deserved his score when he received a ball out wide and passed two defenders to score in the opposite corner. The last score came from Jamie Draper who, after some good work from the forwards, picked up the ball close to the line and keeping low forced his way past the Retford defence to secure a deserved victory for the young Blues. If anyone is interested in playing rugby please contact John Wallis on 07900496583. Training is on a Sunday at 10am at Springfield Road. All coaches are CRB checked and at least level one qualified.

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fitness told and they camped in the Rasen 22. From a scrum Micky Burton moved from openside to number eight and picked up to power over. Alan Galyer converted. From the restart Clee pushed upfield and, from a maul, Gary Jackson peeled off and finished the scoring. The scoreline flattered the away side with more points available to the home team but greed among the midfield backs prevented killer blows being delivered. Special mention to man of the match Ian Heron, one of the unsung heroes of the tight five who kept winning ball only to see it squandered by his extravagant back line.

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Cut down Daggers to end goal drought BY NIGEL LOWTHER Editor

GRIMSBY Town’s players need to break their goal drought before it becomes an issue, manager Neil Woods has warned. The Mariners take on fourth-placed Dagenham and Redbridge at Blundell Park on Saturday, hoping to score their first league goal since the 2-2 home draw against Accrington Stanley on October 30, five games ago.

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Woods, who watched his side miss several clear cut chances in the 0-0 draw at Moss Rose, Macclesfield, last weekend, says his side are improving. “It is a very thin line between scoring and not scoring,” he said. “The players know they are getting better and the performances are better. “On Saturday, I felt if we had scored one we could have had two or three. “We just need to break that duck and stop it becoming an issue. “The players are not obsessed with not scoring. If they are, then it does become an issue. But it would be nice to score that first goal, rather than have to come from behind, and it would be particularly nice to do it in front of our own fans. “But Dagenham will be

difficult, their league position says as such. They don’t hide and get the ball forward very quickly. “We have to match their threat and try to dominate possession. It will be a clash of two contrasting styles.” On the bench will be his new number two Chris Casper, who joins the club as first team coach. Woods has known the former Bury boss a long time. He became the league’s youngest manager when he was appointed by the Shakers aged 30, in 2005. But he was sacked in January last year after a run of poor results and joined Bradford City as youth coach. Mike Newell’s assistant Brian Stein has left the club by mutual consent. It is the first piece of the jigsaw as Woods starts re-

building the footballing side at Blundell Park. “Brian Stein is a good friend and has been a hard worker for the football club. This is purely a professional decision rather than a personal one. “I have my own views on how the footballing side of the club should be run. “I’ve known Chris a long time. He is a coach, just like me and has come in and got involved straight away. I want to restructure it so that people have specific roles and everyone knows what they are. “Chris is a good coach who will work with the first team but also work with the 18 to 21-year-olds. “They won’t be going home at 1.30pm any more but be coached by him in the afternoon. “If you look over the last 10 years at the number of

young players who have played in the first team a few times only to fade away, it tells its own story. “There have been too many examples, too often. We must make sure we do not lose our prospects at this football club, the likes of Josh Fuller and Bradley Wood. “They will have individual time spent on them to help them develop. I want them to come through the system and prosper in the first team. “We know we have some terrific young players, much better than those they are coming up against in other teams. We have to change the work ethic of the 18-to 21-year-olds. “They need to fulfil their potential.” John Tondeur’s verdict on the Macclesfield game – see page 42.

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