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Contents: Focus on Bewdley Local Events Community News Local Wedding Local Business Local Pubs Local Attractions Gardening Calendar Local Business Local Marketplace Puzzle Corner

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Welcome… Since starting to edit this magazine, I have met some very interesting and colourful people. Although disappointed with the Forties Day on the Severn Valley, I did meet a couple at Bridgnorth station dressed in appropriate costume, who were getting married in a Forties ceremony on the following Friday. A couple whose enthusiasm for their hobby had spilled over into their everyday life - how happy they looked embarking upon this new venture together! We are introducing a new section to the magazine, which I hope

Publisher: Whyte Knyght Creative Editor: Robert Cooper Features and Editorial: 01299 402094 Advertising: 01299 402094 editorial@yourlocaltimes.co.uk Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. Whyte Knyght Creative does not officially endorse any advertising material included in this publication. Your Local Times is a trademark of Whyte Knyght Creative. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopied or recorded without prior permission of the publisher.

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OctoberFest 2009 It is that time of year again to remind you that all the festival fringe events throughout the month of October will be summarized as OctoberFest. Last year 8000 flyers were distributed throughout the Wyre Forest and beyond and many said that they were surprised how much is going on in the town. There is always great music in the pubs around the town and last year’s blues event at the Packhorse was a welcome addition. However, the one area missing is comedy. This year we are ahead of ourselves as a number of people have already told us about their plans including a Performance Poet, a Cricket Dinner

at the Royal Foresters, a Petanque competition, an Art Exhibition at the Quay Gallery, Creative Writing at the Museum, Apple pressing & Cider festival, and a French Market & Pumpkin festival at the end of the month. So get your thinking caps on and let us know what you are planning so that your event can be included in this year’s flyer. Chris Griffin Festival Office, Old Snuff Mill, Park Lane, Bewdley DY12 2EL T: 01299 404 808 E: admin@bewdleyfestival.org.uk

Bewdley and District Horticultural Show Flower, Vegetable & Floral Art Show SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2008 St. Georges Hall – 10.30am to 3pm.

Floral extravagance by Bewdley Floral Art entitled `Lets Celebrate` A floral tribute to their Club being running now for 45 years. Classes in crafts, painting, photography, calligraphy, Flowers and floral art classes. Also, many Children’s classes, Tombola, cake, plant stalls and refreshments £1 entrance for adult’s • Children are free • After 2.30p.m entrance to the show is free AUCTION OF PRODUCE – 3pm

This is where we auction the produce from our show and you can pick up a bargain

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More details about the show ring Diane on 01299 402670 or Rob on 01299 824731


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The 1940’s weekend at Severn Valley Every year I make the same mistake by travelling from Bewdley straight through to Bridgnorth and arriving at noon ready to watch Paul Harper and Lola Lamar performing a rendition of songs from the forties. As the train waiting in the station started to pull out on its way back to Kidderminster I then realised that I would miss the battle re-enactment at Highley as the next train is at 2pm. This year at Bridgnorth there were very few costumed “performers” and the music was surprisingly subdued with no George Formby or forces related songs which have been performed in previous years.

Perhaps the recession in the economy or maybe the loss of the Military Vehicle Trust and all the re-enactors had taken its toll on the event for that first weekend. The people I spoke to were certainly enjoying themselves especially the happy couple who were getting married the following Friday in their forty’s costumes. I may drive to each station next year so as I don’t miss the re-enactment. Contribution by Alan Layman

Help For Heroes On the night of Saturday 18th July, at The Victory Club, Fazeley, Tamworth, Staffs a charity disco and raffle took place to raise funds for the worthwhile and popular charity Help For Heroes.

Organised by Debbie and Paul Mason, whose son Luke is a Lance Corporal in the Mercian Regiment, the aim was to raise a figure of £500 to help treat and rehabilitate the men and women of our Armed Forces who are injured while serving our country. Through admission charges and enthusiastic raffle ticket sales, both up to and during the event, by the end of the evening the fantastic sum of £1069 had been raised! Thanks to local restaurants, businesses and individuals who donated prizes such as gym memberships, signed premiership football shirts, go-karting and paint-balling days, the raffle was an exciting and highly successful part of the evening.

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All those who joined in the fun

on the night, from the very young to the very not-soyoung enjoyed a brilliant evening of dancing and fun, all for a fantastic cause. Such was the success of the event Debbie and Paul plan to hold another charity disco on Boxing Night, December 26th, back at The Victory Club. If you or anyone you know can help by donating prizes for the raffle, or party gifts for the children please contact Paul on paulmason57@live. co.uk, or telephone 01827 283027. If you can help in an any way, or would just like to make a donation to Help For Heroes, please do get in touch. Contribution by Jo Gordon Photographs by Valerie Cooper


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89 year old in training to support the Millbrook Suite Appeal One of Bewdley’s eldest residents is in training to climb Snowdon in support of the Millbrook Suite Appeal. Mr. Alan Birch, who is due to be 90 years old later this year, is aiming to climb Snowdon on 26th August. He has done this before and is walking regularly long distances to keep fit. He is hoping the money raised will buy a much needed Hair Loss Prevention system which reduces or prevents the terrible hair loss of people having chemotherapy.

If you would like to support this valiant venture, please contact him on 01299 404614

Kidderminster Horticultural Society 2009 Country Fair and Horticultural Show to be opened by Christine Walkden

Our two day Country Fair and Horticultural Show will be held in the grounds of the Ramada hotel on the B4190 Habberley Road between Kidderminster & Bewdley (just past the main Hotel entrance going towards Bewdley) on Saturday and Sunday the 12th and 13th of September and will feature the following events. The two day show will be open from 10 am to 5.30 pm on Saturday and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. This is our 55th show and it will be bigger and much improved from previous years. The show will be opened at 12 noon on Saturday. The show will, as usual, be a traditional floral, fruit, vegetable, wine and craft show with prizes awarded by a panel of judges. This year there will also be a craft fair of about 20 different stalls and will have displays of cars and a display of old agricultural tools. Other stalls include garden furniture, arctic spas, pottery, garden ornaments, walking stick carving, a medieval

display, children’s Victorian roundabout, and many other countryside type stalls. We will also have a plant sale, raffle, gardener’s question time, floral art and cookery demonstrations, dog agility show, 1940s fire engine with turntable ladder and an ambulance from the Quatermass film. Rob Phillips will have his caravan of model cars and there will be some military vehicles. There will be the Wyre Forest re-cycling team and the Wyre Forest dog rescue team. Reasonably priced lunches, sandwiches & other refreshments including homemade cakes will be on sale all day. If you would like to take part in our show please contact Louise Aston on 01562 69115 or e-mail suesgarden@blueyonder.co.uk

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Bridal Train The ambience of a shop which retails wedding dresses is expressed by the displays hanging neatly on the chrome rails with the varying colours and styles portrayed like fine art in a gallery. With the large mirrored walls the bride is pictured like a beautiful portrait as she tries on the dresses. The owner, June Lacy, opened her shop, situated in Load Street Bewdley, at Easter this year choosing the location to reflect the status of the business and having enough room to display, not only wedding dresses but a range of outfits for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, prom dresses, christening gowns and all the extras

for the special day including head dresses, Tiaras, Veils, shoes, handbags, Jewellery and matching hat to complete the finishing touch. The business has a personal service ingredient, making the customer feel special for their big day with friendly advice on fabrics and styles or any alterations which may be required to achieve that perfect effect including a shoe dying service and the aftercare service of cleaning and packing of the wedding gowns. Clarity of Worcester at 17 Reindeer Court, also owned by June, specialises in ladies designer wear including labels such as John Charles, Ann Balon, Joseph Ribkoff, Libra, Frank Usher and Dusk where a large selection of Mother of the Bride, Cruise, Proms and Evening wear complimented by all the accessories can be purchased.

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For a personal touch,which is second to none, when choosing clothes for such a special occasion look no further than June and her staff at Bridal Train in Bewdley (5 Load Street), or Clarity of Worcester (17 Reindeer Court).


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shear illusions Mens & Boys Barbers

In Bewdley Worcestershire Full and exciting workshop program, weekly classes for beginners and improvers and day workshops most days of the week. Come along and learn a new craft, give your home that fashionable Homemade look. We stock a great selection of patchwork fabrics, books, threads etc. We also stock some gift items and are your local stockist of Yankee Candles and East of India gifts. Opening Hours: 10:00am - 4:30pm Opening Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. 24 Load Street, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2AE

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Bites of Bewdley Bewdley has its fair share of family businesses. Bites of Bewdley is managed by Mark and Pat Palmer, who also own Totally Patched, with additional help from their daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Graham Harvey. They aim to provide an excellent service in their sandwich bar using locallysourced produce and a homemade, freshly prepared menu. To build up a good lunchtime trade, you need a first class menu, including a wide range of sandwiches, baguettes, Panini’s, baps and jacket potatoes, with accompanying salad boxes – plus a selection of ready-made items for those in a hurry. For those wanting something hot, there is a Daily Roast of Pork or Turkey. The winter menu will include a selection of delicacies to warm you up on those chilly days. Add to your order some homemade cakes and a selection of hot or cold drinks and your local lunch takeaway will be complete. By telephoning your order, your sandwiches will be ready to collect or, for larger orders, we offer a delivery service. Telephone your order by calling 01299 403779. A family business with family values, excellent homemade food and great service is sure to be another of Bewdley’s success stories.

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Quintus Equestrian Supplies Tracy Cooper has been associated with horses all her life and has started her own on-line shop supplying equestrian products. Quintus Equestrian Supplies is a company where you can purchase quality equestrian products on-line at low prices. They endeavour to keep the prices of all horse riding equipment including leisure wear, brushes, boots, turnout rugs and all tack for you and your horse at arguably the lowest prices on the Internet. They pride themselves on being a provider of a wide range of leisure wear from leading equestrian brands including Caldene, Harry Hall, Masta, Jack Ellis, Tottie and Cottage Craft at an affordable price to suit most pockets. New lines are being added to the site but if it is not on the site you can call Tracy on 01562 850395 who will also give you professional advice and assist you with your purchase. In 2008 they were the proud sponsors of the winner of the Midland Riding Club Young Horse Championship. With British Horse Society qualified instructors Quintus also offers training and tuition to people who want further their knowledge of the sport of horse riding.

It’s easy to purchase any of the products on-line either through their eBay shop or on their own website at www.quintusequestriansupplies.co.uk. If you wish you can also arrange a personal visit to show you a range of available products. In the Wyre Forest area, Quintus are the only suppliers of Masta products, horse rugs which are strong, tough and durable, and at an affordable price. In August they have a special offer on children’s gilets in various sizes from £6, twin pack children’s jodhpurs in black and blue, sizes 26 to 28 inch at £20, and a selection of ladies and gents jodhpurs in various colours and sizes at £15 per pair. A local company endeavouring to keep prices as low as possible by selling on-line, as well as offering a personal service. Horse riding is an increasingly popular sport, and with help from Quintus, affordable to all. Go on-line or call one of her team on 07918 657509 or email info@quintusequestriansupplies.co.uk

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A New Breed Quintus Equestrian Supplies - a new breed of online shop selling quality horse riding wear, equestrian equipment, saddlery and tack at low, low prices to suit your pocket as well as your pony!

Our website is regularly updated with special offers

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Bewdley Gallery Trevor Price established Bewdley Gallery in 1980 and has a range of original paintings, limited and open edition prints all at competitive prices. The Gallery also has a picture framing service with hundreds of designs to choose from and with 25 years of experience. All work carries a lifetime guarantee. Fine arts has experienced a renaissance over the last few years and Bewdley Gallery exhibits many of the paintings that appeal to collectors and enthusiast alike. You are welcome to come and browse, admire or begin collecting fine artwork.

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Nickys Flowers In conjunction with Hoskins and Sons

It has been my dream to open my own flower shop since I was 8 years old when my talent was recognised whilst accompanying my Mother on her job as a delivery driver for a local florist. After work experience in a flower shop at 15 I went on to a YTS scheme at Pershore College and have since attained a further 13 years experience in this field. At last I have been able to realise my dream and sincerely hope that you will support me at ‘Nickys Flowers’ and remember to keep a look out for the special events I will be holding at peak periods throughout the year.

NOW OPEN - 6 days a week

Flowers for all occasions, delivery service available: • Birth of Baby • Funeral • Handtied Aqua Bouquets • Balloons for all occasions • Wedding Fresh / Silk • Silk Flower Arrangements • Home consultations available and much more…

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The Sun & Slipper Inn Mamble, Worcestershire DY14 9JL

Find us off the A456 between Clows Top and Newnham Bridge

Traditional hand pulled local beers and lagers Meals cooked fresh to order using local produce Try Rogers “famous” hand cut chips using local potatoes

A La Carte Menu and traditional Sunday lunch Best in the area Fixed price Menus 2 course lunch £8.95 Tuesday to Saturday 2 Course Dinner £10.95 Tuesday to Friday Due to popular demand now Saturday night 2 course £15.00 3 course £18.00 Complementary Glass of wine with this advertisement Closed all day Monday We cater for small weddings, Christenings, Funerals and luncheon Clubs

TEL 01299 832018 for reservations www.sunandslipper.co.uk

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The Cross Keys Inn –

Ombersley’s best kept secret

Steeped in history Ombersely, which has been associated as a destination for fine dining has a butchers and delicatessen and is visited by locals and tourists, boast a delightful pub, which in itself dates back to the 1830s. From the front it looks charming and quaint but inside is deceptively spacious. Off road parking is to the rear of the property. Its patrons Valerie Chambers and Vince James, who have been associated with the industry for over thirty years, have owned The Cross Keys Inn for ten years and in that time developed a restaurant, which could rival any Michelin starred establishment. On arrival your host ushers you to a very comfortable waiting area with plush arm chairs and settee or tables and chairs where drinks are served while you peruse the menu at your leisure. From the A la Carte menu you have a choice of starters, main course and a selection of tempting sweets. Of course the freshly prepared meals are from produce grown locally and your meal is prepared and cooked to your palette, including any dietary requirements, by a team of five experienced chefs and therefore arrives at your table piping hot. There is care, quality and presentation, which set it aside from other establishments, where enthusiasm and direction comes from the owners who run a wellorganised team. The dining area is within a newly constructed conservatory, which is tastefully decorated and is awash with light and the matching tables and very comfortable chairs add a contempory feel. The table with the snow white starched tablecloth and napkins is a canvas for polished cutlery and glasses with a side basket of freshly baked bread rolls for you to enjoy whilst waiting for your meal to arrive. Service is friendly and attentive, presentation of starters and main course dishes adds eye appeal to expertly cooked food. A good choice of wine can be selected from the reasonably priced wine list. 22

No time limit is set for the table to be vacated, which is just as well as a pause is recommended to allow time to make room for that rather special home made dessert you have always promised yourself. It is advisable to make a reservation for the A la Carte restaurant to avoid disappointment. As well as the A la Carte dining room, tables are arranged in the lounge bar and meals are served from the extensive menu and fresh fish selection which is displayed on the boards at the bar. As with the A La Carte restaurant all bar meals are freshly cooked to order ensuring a high standard of cuisine. A traditional part of this pub with its open fireplace and oak beamed ceilings longs for the winter nights when the fire crackles to the burning logs and the menu turns to winter warmers. The bar serves a variety of Real and Traditional Ales including Timothy Taylor Landlord and Hobson’s as well as the usual spirits and selection of award winning wines or indulge yourself in the after-dinner coffee and liqueurs. You will always be shown a warm welcome by such friendly staff and owners that you wish you had found this place sooner.


The Cross Keys Inn This pretty village Inn, set in the Picture Postcard Village of Ombersley, serves food from A La Carte, Specials & Bar Menus. Choose to dine in the Conservatory Restaurant or the Olde Worlde L-Shaped Bar. There’s also a cosy lounge with deep settees where diners may indulge themselves over after-dinner coffee & liqueurs. Real & Traditional Ales including Timothy Taylor Landlord

PUB OPENING TIMES : 12:00pm - 3:00pm & 6:00pm - 11:00pm

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Riverside Hotel and Restaurant Leading Venue for Conferences, Weddings & Functions Stourport Road, Shrawley, Worcs WR6 6TB

01905 620 229 www.thelenchfordinn.co.uk

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Take advantage of the special opportunities the Lenchford Inn offers

YOUR BIRTHDAY

If you’re free on your Birthday, so are we! Celebrate between 12 noon and 3 pm or Between 6 pm and 9 pm and have your main course on us FREE Birthday Specials must be pre-booked and only honoured on the day of your birthday (proof required). The meal eaten by the adult Birthday Guest will be the meal given free Any child birthday guest of 10 years and under can enjoy a main course from the children’s menu entirely free of charge Saturday birthdays will be honoured before 6 pm only

The Hare and Hounds August 31st - Top Elvis Tribute Ferrari Super Car Rides Pig Roast • Bouncy Castle B-B-Q • Take Out Fish & Chips • Home cooked food • Every Thursday is Fish Night! • Huge wine and beverage selection • Senior citizen menu • Kids menu • Guest ales • Brilliant professional team • Family pub Worcester Road, Shenstone, Nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 4BU

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“Summer Nights” Throughout August for West Midland Safari Park West Midland Safari Park will be open late every evening throughout August for their “SUMMER NIGHTS” event, following a successful month long trial last year. This is a marvelous opportunity to visit West Midland Safari Park during the long school holidays, when visitors will have the chance to go on an amazing four mile evening safari and see some brilliant animals from Cheetah to Tigers and Elephants to Giraffe! There are plenty of baby animals around too – see how many you can spot! There’s also the chance to visit the Discovery Trail, with its great all weather facilities which include Seal Island; Creepy Crawlies Seaquarium; Twilight Cave and Mark O’Shea’s Reptile World that incorporates the Record Breakers Exhibit – come face to face with some of the deadliest, largest, heaviest and longest snakes and reptiles from around the globe. There’s a Sealion Show too, performed each evening from the Sealion Theatre arena. West Midland Safari Park has a stunning collection of 1700 animal encounters, as well as an Amusement Area that will be open late with a variety of rides available, which include VENOM, BLACK FLY, ZAMBEZI WATER SPLASH, RIVER RAFTING AND TWISTER.

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Summer Nights starts on Saturday, 1st August 2009 and continues right up until Sunday 30th August 2009 and has been introduced to coincide with the annual main holiday period. The Park opens at 10.00am, last admission to the Park and animal reserves is at 7.00pm and amusement rides stay open until 9.00pm. Admission costs £11.50 for adults, £10.50 for children. A new family saver ticket has been introduced for 2009 costing £40.00 admitting two adults and two children. Admission costs also include a free return ticket. Amusement rides charged extra in all cases. Further information is available from the Park’s official website www.wmsp.co.uk or by telephone 01299 402114.


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Whitlenge Garden Calendar January

AUGUST  

June

Keep up with the dead heading, Dahlia’s can get ‘mould’ if left with dead flowers in this weather.

February

March

April

May

The Kitchen Garden From the middle of the month begin to sow spring cabbage for winter harvest. Keep seeds moist and occasionally dust with lime. After about six weeks plants should be ready for transplanting to your prepared plot and water regularly. Winter lettuce can also be sown until October although late sowing must be protected from cold weather. After the Aphid problems at Whitlenge we are now battling the slugs. We have a new range of toad houses in the gift shop so will be positioning these on the vegetable patch and by the Hostas and hope the toads are hungry. Autumn feed can be applied now to promote root growth and toughen up the grass for the winter. Cut herbs and dry in bunches, hanging upside down in an airy room. Pot up some mint, lemon balm and chives for the window sill to see you through the Autumn and winter. Prune Summer flowering shrubs Shrubs, like Deutzia, Philadelphus and Weigela, indeed those which have flowered during the months of June, July and the beginning of August may be pruned now or as soon as they have finished flowering. Shorten any exceptionally long shoots above a bud to give a tidy appearance to the shrub, then remove about one third of the oldest stems. The main purpose of pruning is one of renewal, to encourage a constant supply of new shoots - to prevent the shrub from becoming crowded with old dead wood. Now should be the time to prune Rambler Roses-that is, when they have finished flowering. Prune the stems that have flowered to ground level. Train and tie the new shoots so as they develop. Feed and mulch following pruning to feed the plant. Semi Ripe Cuttings New shoots on plants are ideal to take as cutting material during August and September. Choose sturdy, half mature side shoots, no larger than necessary and make a straight cut immediately below a joint, remove any leaves from the lower half and dip into rooting powder before inserting around the edge of your pot of compost. Firm in place and water gently and place in a frost free environment till after winter

September

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Most modern flat screen TV’s ( LCD, Plasma etc) will allow you to hook up your computer, so using a wireless keyboard and mouse, you don’t even need to leave your chair. Do your weekly food shopping on-line ( no more queuing at the checkouts ), order your favourite novel, pay bills and check your bank account, set up your own website and work from home, send a distant relative a photo or two, the list is endless, the implications staggering – free your mind, realise your full potential, you could end up being the next e-millionaire !! Until the next time folks !!

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