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Yippee! Summer is just around the corner... WeLCoMe to the May edition, which may just arrive in time for you to get the deckchairs out in the garden.

10 Cheers for Beers! Grab a beer - at home

12 Summer Festival Showcase It’s that time of year again!

18 Spring Clean your Conservatory Advice from PVC Wizard

As you can see from the cover, there’s some great events going on over the next few months. Firstly, whether you are handy with a racket or not, you will be assured of a warm welcome at the Rainford Tennis Club Open Day on the 18th May, there’ll be plenty going on to keep both young and not so young entertained, take a look at www.rainfordtennisclub.co.uk for more information. The Summer Pops Concert is also on the horizon, get your tickets early for this as it’s a very popular event. The awardwinning Rainford High Festival is coming up in July, it was a great day out last year with performances from talented students, games and stalls and hopefully the sun will make an appearance too.

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This month we’ve got a great story from Norman and some of the good things in life get a mention too... football, beer, yoga, muffins, chickens and an interview with a rather lovely young man who happens to be a racing driver.

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Ginger and Rhubarb Muffins

23 Educare AV Services For all your audio requirements

25 Be like a fish in water Sound advice from Ruskin Leisure

28 The Thin Black Line Norman Weston’s latest tale

30 D-Day 1944 Celebrating the 70th Anniversary

32 Plotting a vegetable patch Gardening with Pippa Greenwood

34 What’s On In and around your area A beginners guide to keeping chickens

42 Sebastien Loeb Interview Motoring with James Baggott

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Beers

It’s flamIng June, when england is at her best. Wimbledon. Cricket. strawberries. Punting. that sort of thing. so on a By pleasantly warm June day Ted Bruning in england, what more suitable refreshment could there be than a nice cold lager? Because let’s face it, that’s what we drink in summer.

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But you don’t have to go for ordinary. treat yourself to a genuine imported lager, one you haven’t tried before. I’ve picked two, one from germany (which isn’t actually the historic home of lager – the Czech Republic is, but that’s another story), and one from Poland. let’s start with Warsteiner from Westphalia. north-West germany is known for decidedly bitter lagers such as Jever and Bitburger, but Warsteiner at 4.8% abv is altogether different. It’s very, very pale for a start – almost colourless, in fact. the aroma is grassy-fresh, with a hint of bready yeast giving way to a suggestion of ginger. the palate is soft and light and the finish is slightly sweet, a bit peachy, with just a faint hop bitterness. an ice-cream soda of a beer. tyskie comes from tychy in silesia, which was german from 1742 to 1945. the brewing tradition here is german; but the Poles are expert at brewing strong, muscular lagers and tyskie at 5.6% is certainly muscular. the nose is rich and malty as you’d expect, but the palate is altogether different: quite sharp and tangy, a hint of lime, not malty at all. the finish is bitter and creamy at the same time, with a bit more of that thirst-quenching lime sourness. a beautiful beer – but treat it with respect!

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Rainford announces 2014 Summer Festival Showcase RAInFORD HIgH TECHnOLOgy COLLEgE is proud to present ‘Rainford Summer Festival 2014’ on Saturday 12th July from 11-5pm. Last year the festival, which is hosted on the school site, enjoyed unprecedented success with crowds of over 3,000 people enjoying fun in the sun! Building on this success, visitors will again be treated to a wide range of attractions including performances from live bands, an international food court, artisan market, exciting entertainment and a variety of games, attractions and stalls for all the family! The event is designed to showcase Rainford’s new state-of-the-art facilities and talented students, as well as forming a major celebration for the whole village community. We will be working with local businesses and attractions to make this a day not to be missed! Principal Mr Ian Young said “Last year was an amazing day and we were thrilled to see so many local people

join us for our celebration of both the school and our village. Rainford is a vibrant community and the festival is a great opportunity to show just what the area has to offer for everyone” We are very excited about this event, which reflects the school ethos of Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds by showcasing talent from both the school and the Rainford community” Rainford High is proud to be judged Runner Up for ‘Most Inspirational Secondary School’ at the recent educate Awards across the whole of Merseyside for our work with Rainford Summer Festival 2013. To enquire about opportunities to exhibit, perform, support or get involved with the festival please contact the Festival Team 01744 885914 or email festival@rainford.org.uk. Various sponsorship packages are available. Like us on facebook.com/ RSFestival and follow us on twitter.com/RSFestival.

Appeal for a very special owner EBONY (female, aged 9 years old) LABRADOR CROSS

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity & cares for nearly 17,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year through its network of 18 Rehoming Centres across the UK and one in Dublin.

Ebony is such a lovely dog, and enjoys nothing more than a cuddle from her carers. She loves her walks, and having a run off the lead, as well as going for swims in ponds and streams! Ebony gets along with other dogs, but can be quite excited and vocal when she sees them. As she loves human company so much, she would prefer a home where her owners are around most of the time. She is housetrained and can live with children over the age of 12, however she does not get on with cats.

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Spring clean your PVC and conservatory with PVC Wizard

It’s safe to say that we’ve experienced extremes of weather of late here in good ol’ Blighty. With the UK experiencing the wettest winter on record after a deluge of rain and stormy weather, we surely deserve a good spell of Spring sunshine. Now is the perfect time

to get your home ready for the new season and to get rid of any unsightly dust, grime and cobwebs that have built up over the winter. Whether it is clearing out your gutters or cleaning your conservatory and PVC, the experts at PVC Wizard are on hand to ensure that your home and conservatory is looking its best. PVC Wizard is not just a general cleaner, it specialises in cleaning all PVC to the highest standards – with a strong focus on conservatories. PVC Wizard is a professional cleaning service that specialises in making conservatories sparkle. The friendly team can also clear out the leaves and moss from the gutters and make the windows and the roofline gleam. With specialist

access equipment, tools and their own unique cleaning products and methods why risk doing it yourself when PVC Wizard can do it for you? established in 2004 the company has spent many years developing and refining its cleaning processes and can now offer an unrivalled cleaning service. A spray on detergent helps lift the surface dirt and algae while the hand application of a specialist PVC cleaning product removes the ingrained dirt, dullness and greying that PVC suffers from over time. The result is a brighter and whiter conservatory and PVC which looks as good as the day it was installed. And with the clean lasting as long as 18 months, now is an ideal time to get it done.

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Educare AV Services Ltd

OuR aim is to be the leading supplier and installer of audiovisual equipment for all teaching and training environments. Our testimonials really do speak for themselves.

Testimonial Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Southport I would like to take this opportunity to say that the quality of service oered by Educare AV Services Ltd since our ďŹ rst contact over a year ago has been highly impressive. every aspect of their service has been beyond reproach and every member of the team has been professional, courteous, polite and reliable. Quotations are always extremely competitive on price and they display an indepth knowledge of schools requirements. I would have no hesitation in continuing to use the services of Educare AV Services Ltd and would certainly recommend them to other schools.

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Be like a fish in water... JASOn BLAKEMORE Supervisor Ruskin Health & Fitness

you don’t have to be like a duck out of water when it comes to swimming. Follow these tips to make the most of your time in the water. Time your swim Swimming first thing in the morning is a great way to get energised before starting your day and a post-work swim will help to relieve the days’ stresses. It is best not to swim on an empty or full stomach so eat something light in the morning or leave 30 minutes after a larger meal. Swimming with an injury Recovery and rehabilitation are great benefits of swimming. If you’ve got an impact related injury, tie a float around your waist and go aqua jogging or if you’ve got a bad back then swim back stroke. Don’t think that an injury means you can no longer exercise, stay active with swimming while you’re on the mend. What equipment can I use in the pool? From kick boards to pull bouys, water dumbbells to noodles, there is plenty of equipment that can help you get the most out of your time in the pool. Kick boards are good for coordinating your kicking and give your arms a rest. They’re good to grab when you get tired but don’t want to stop swimming. Pull Bouys do the opposite of kick boards and give your lower body a rest. They’re placed between your legs to keep them afloat while your arms do all of the work. noodles can be used if you want to work on your stroke without getting tired with the noodle under your arms or around your waist to keep you buoyant. Water dumbbells can strengthen the muscles in your shoulders, arms and core. Keep them in the water for maximum benefit. Swim for pleasure There are many health benefits associated with swimming but you don’t need to be in training or recovering from an injury, just being in the water is a wonderful way to relax. At Ruskin Health & Fitness, our members get advice from fully trained fitness instructors on exercise techniques, diet and nutrition, weighing and measuring and calorie goals. As well as a fully equipped gym, pool and spa facilities there is also a very large outdoor area set in acres of greenery. give us a call or come and see us – there is a free trial, no contract or joining fee … just a warm, friendly experience.

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The Thin Black Line Some are born into embarrassment Some achieve embarrassment And some, such as I, have embarrassment thrust upon them The following is a true story… it must be, no one could invent such folly. As for letting the grass grow under one’s feet, I myself am something of an expert, being knee-deep in the green stuff. You see, I am more than something of an old-fashioned slow-coach, forever ignoring change, while resisting modern technology at every twist and turn. As a young boy in the early fifties, I knew of no one in the vicinity of Portico, St. Helens who possessed either a car or telephone. That is until close neighbour, Mr. Jones, won an Austin A7 in a card game. Sadly, the vehicle did not have an engine. But no matter, the man would oft recline in the front seat while digesting his morning paper, along with a brandy and bacon sandwich. I did admire him. Then, along came a telephone at the Bailey residence. And something of a stout, cold-black contraption it was too; the lifting of its receiver requiring something of a clean and jerk. I have to say the brute did serve the community well in facilitating the transmission of hopeful bets on the Derby and Grand National. Having been launched into the 20th. Century, I might well have accepted progress and moved with it; but sadly no. I grew up and married, soon to find my good wife something of a front-runner in terms of modern technology. Apart from her complete mastery of the washing machine, electric oven and central heating, she could, without stirring from the chez-lounge, turn the television on and off, or change channel at will, very often from one unsatisfactory program to another. Having myself scorned progress, I suppose it would only be a matter of time before progress itself would exact revenge. It was a June day. And such a thing as Cable TV had come to Eccleston, St. Helens. Apparently, this new concept enabling the transmission of TV pictures beneath the Nation’s footpath. For evermore, none of us would ever be more than six feet away from an

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episode of Coronation Street. In particular, this futuristic arrangement had taken station on Mill Brow to straddle the sharp bend leading to Church Lane. Not without upheaval, the pavement now sported a thin black line of tarmac, complete with that scourge of modern motoring: temporary traffic lights. The traffic lights themselves perched on flimsy metal tripods, the whole structure not dissimilar to what some aspects of the film industry have perceived to be Martian. All this not fifty yards from my very doorstep. The day itself had started with boundless promise of sporting excitement. Sadly, the BBC weather forecast was to scupper all that with a confident prediction of warm sunny spells. The result: no play at either Wimbledon or Lords, while a 50-1 outsider managed to swim home amid torrents of rain in the Royal Ascot Gold Cup. That same rainy evening, overcome by disappointment and shock, I took the early bath and retired to bed. In the dead of night, my wife and I were rudely awakened by a fearful, metallic, crashing sound. Through the bedroom window and driving rain I could see that one of the traffic light combos had tipped over and lay prostrate in the road, its lights still flashing. An accident waiting to happen. What to do? Spurred on by my good wife, it was time to prove my manhood. No time to dress properly: on with the gabardine mac, flat cap and gardening boots; albeit over my favourite Hopalong Cassidy pyjamas. Having launched myself into the monsoon, I was soon stooped over the stricken contraption. With one heave, I managed to rest the main body of the structure on my shoulder, before side-stepping onto the pavement. There, disaster struck as one of the tripod legs slipped out of its socket, bounced back into the road and rolled off into the night. There was I, at 3 o’clock in the morning, in pyjamas, mac, flat cap and boots; in pitch black, amid torrential rain, and with half-a-hundred-

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weight of traffic light on my back. God forbid if anyone was witnessing this theatrical farce. Surely I had time to think… but no! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, around the bend swept a full-to-the-brim Ellison’s forty-seater coach. Only divine intervention could save me now. But alas… the lights on my back turned red! The coach stopped. There and then I wished the ground to open up and take me, but by some bitter irony my feet stood firm on the thin black line. Then, with the coach but a few feet away, some passengers advanced to the front of the vehicle, obviously overcome by curiosity and disbelief. If recognised, I would have no option but to either emigrate or take Holy Orders. In desperation I pulled my cap as low over my face as possible, while praying for the lights to change. And change they did. But as the coach pulled slowly forward, the driver wound his window down and hailed, “Goodnight, Norman!” I fear progress itself to be in skirts: as hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

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There will be free sessions of Mini Tennis, Cardio Tennis, Junior Tennis, Tennis Xpress and Disability along with refreshments, along with the Mayor of St Helens cutting the ribbon on the Club’s new courts.

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BIg CHAnCE FOR LOCAL PERFORMERS Music and dance groups are being invited to stake their claim for a place at St Helens Live 2014. eight slots are up for grabs between April and December as St Helens Council looks to build on the success of last year’s event – which raised the profile of many community organisations taking part. To apply for a place at St Helens Live 2014, contact events Assistant John Herriott on 01744 671746 or email johnherriott@st helens.gov.uk RAInFORD PARISH CHuRCH SHOP Parish Hall, Rainford 10th May & 12th-16th May Open: 10am – 4pm daily Closing at 2pm on the 16th Purses at the ready! everything for the house and garden will be on sale. Teas and light lunches available TATTOn PARK COunTRy SHOW Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6Qn Sat nav: WA16 6Sg 17th -18th May Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone, with a range of arena entertainment including The Knights of the Damned

ST HELEnS SInFOnIETTA Harp & Flute Recital 17th May, 7.30pm united Reformed Church For tickets call Lyn Wallace on 01744 600 846 or 0791 4114635 or send a cheque (payble to St Helens Sinfonietta) and SAe to 61 Clarkes Crescent, WA10 5eA

ST HELEnS DETECTIVE CLuB St Helens Central Library 4.45pm-6.45pm Alternate Mondays, starting 19th May Looking for new members! The St Helens Detective Club wants to gather enthusiasts to explore the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction.' This group will explore the great authors, stories, logical deduction and creative writing - and encourage participants to work together to write their own mystery, set in Central Library. The workshops will culminate in a mystery for the public to solve in the autumn, when the public will be invited to solve clues in the library, through social media and online - before revealing who they think was the culprit. For more details visit www. detectiveclubpresents.com or call 01744 677087

RAInFORD TEnnIS CLuB Open Day Rainford Tennis Club Jubiliee Recreation ground Church Road, Rainford St Helens, WA11 8HE 18th May, from 12pm Free entry, all welcome, as part of the national Great British Tennis Weekend. The day will be an opportunity for the local community to come and try the facilities and we will also be officially opening our new courts at 2pm.

SHEEP SHEARIng Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6Qn Sat nav: WA16 6Sg 24th-25th May, 1.30pm See our sheep being sheared ready for the start of summer. Local sheep shearer David Norcott will be shearing some of our flock daily, so don't miss this opportunity to see them shed their woolly coats. Normal charges and opening times apply

Jousting Team, Terrier Racing, Birds of Prey Flying Displays, Traditional Punch & Judy, Have-A-Go Dog Scurry and much much more including skilled craftsmen demonstrating their rural skills. There will also be a delightful range of Arts, Crafts and Gift Marquees; the event will be fully catered and their will be a licensed bar. open 10am - 5pm. Adults £7.50, Concessions £6, Children (5-16) £3, Family (2 adults and 3 children) £19. www.oakleighfairs.co.uk. Tel 01206 263088

LIBRARy ATTRACTIOnS Moss Bank Library, Bowness Avenue 23rd May, 10.30am Postman Pat Read and Rhyme Time. 27th May, 2.30pm Spiderman Crafts 30th May, 10.30am- 12noon and 2pm-3.30pm Big games Day. For more details call 01744 677988 Billinge Library, Craft Session every 4th Thursday in the month 10.30am CLASSIC CAR SPECTACuLAR Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6Qn Sat nav: WA16 6Sg 31st May-1st June The 28th year for one of Britain's best and most popular classic car events. Around 2,000 Classic, Saloons, Coupes, Convertibles, Performance and Super cars are on show and around 90 of Britain's top club displays including Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, Ford and many more classics from yesteryear COFFEE MORnIng Rainford Parish Hall 7th June 10am-12 noon To raise funds for the Christmas Street Market PILKIngTOn MuSICAL THEATRE COMPAny The Addams Family Theatre Royal, St Helens 15th-17th October Ticket/enquiries telephone Jean on 01744 882628. The first adult company to perform this show in the Northwest

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New look for popular local musical society For over 80 years ‘St Helens Gilbert & Sullivan Society’ has entertained the people of St Helens and beyond with their performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. In recent years the Society has also staged concerts at the Town Hall (as part of ‘St Helens Live’) and other local venues, raising money for charity in the process. 2014 will see a new look for the Society with the launch of ‘The St Helens Singers’. This group will aim to foster the enjoyment of singing in four-part harmony with an exciting and varied repertoire, encompassing songs from West end shows, country, classical, amongst others – whilst maintaining a link to its Gilbert & Sullivan roots. To showcase our group we are holding an Open Evening on Monday May 12th at 7.45pm at the Baptist Church, Hall Street, St Helens. You will be able to meet our members and listen (and sing along) to our music. All voices are welcome and we look forward to meeting you and showing what we have to offer. We are working towards a concert at St Helens Town Hall in September which will be a commemoration of the centenary of the start of World War I, as well as looking to the future. For more contact our Secretary, Marie Holden, on 01744 612485, or email: info@sthelenssingers.co.uk, or visit our website: www.sthelenssingers.co.uk

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